Late Tuesday night, Andrew Cuomo’s girlfriend, celebrity chef Sandra Lee, set the internet abuzz when she tweeted a photo of an ornate Christmas tree at the home she shares with the governor in Westchester. However, that tree, which came complete with a silver-plated tiger statue that cost up to $4,432.80, was just the beginning. Ms. Lee made another post last night indicating she decorated six other trees in their home.
“Merry Christmas! Our tree just went up! So exciting. Happy holidays,” Ms. Lee wrote.
Ms. Lee was not exaggerating. The tree is indeed quite an exciting sight. It’s an epic all-white model featuring internal lighting and, most impressively, a massive silver tiger at it’s base.
Earlier this week, State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. wrote a scathing, Spanish-language blog post criticizing unmarried couples including Mayor Bloomberg and Diana Taylor, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Sandra Lee, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. According to Senator Diaz, all these unmarried couples are a bunch of unholy fornicators.
“I, for my part, don’t want to offend anyone, but the Bible, the word of God; calls it fornication to live as husband and wife without having made this union a wedding officially blessed by God and man,” Senator Diaz wrote in remarks translated from the original Spanish.
Continue reading “Ruben Diaz Criticizes Unmarried Fornicators Including Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo”
Governor Cuomo called legislators into Extraordinary Session to vote on the tax and jobs plan announced yesterday.
The tax plan will save families an average of $300-$400 a year.
Albany power broker Fred Dicker called Governor Cuomo’s political maneuvering on the tax plan a “dazzling display of political jujitsu.”
Governor Cuomo’s budget deal includes an agreement to pass a constitutional amendment legalizing non-Indian casinos. Continue reading “Morning Read: An Extraordinary Day In Albany”
Gubernatorial girlfriend Sandra Lee cemented her status as a true domestic diva with her Halloween specials that premiered on the Food Network yesterday. “Sandra Lee’s Halloween Wonderland” featured over ten elaborate costume wardrobe and “magic mushrooms.” Continue reading “Sandra Lee’s Very Special Halloween Special”
2012: Opening line of story about Pataki’s presidential bid is “Here we go again…” [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]
NY-25: “What I have to do, and it is a challenge, is to be a passionate advocate for a middle and pragmatic ground,’ said Maffei. [Mark Weiner / Post-Standard]
NY-9: Headline: “Zadroga 9/11 health law shouldn’t cover volunteers sickened at Ground Zero, GOP hopeful Turner says.” [Alison Gendar / Daily News]
NY-9: “New York State Democratic Committee will spend well into the six figures” to help Weprin. [S.A. Miller and Carl Campanile / NY Post]
9/11: Former Giuliani aide said “I feel like America has lost its way,” because Bloomberg didn’t invite clergy to anniversary. [Michael Howard Saul / WSJ]
Sandra Lee: Racy outtakes could make her appear more likable. [Glenn Blain / Daily News]
Sandra Lee: Video removed from YouTube “due to a copyright claim by Diageo North America, Inc.” [YouTube]
Mortgage Probe: Schneiderman “abruptly” removed from 50-state team negotiating with bank; could lower size of settlement. [Brady Dennis / Washington Post]
Mortgage Probe: Schneiderman spokesman said they are seeking justice. [Reuters]
Mortgage Probe: Editors encourage Schneiderman to hold firm. [Times Union]
DSK: Accuser should be deported because “she fraudulently got a green card,” say editors. [NY Post]
Red Light Cameras: Bloomberg ally Marty Golden doesn’t want them everywhere. [Erin Einhorn and Ken Lovett / Daily News]
Schools: Bronx borough president wants investigation into toxins at P.S. 51. [Rachel Monahan / Daily News]
Schools: Layoffs “unavoidable without union givebacks.” [Yoav Gonen / NY Post]
Schools: “A spokesman for Mr. Bloomberg, Marc La Vorgna, placed the blame for the layoffs squarely on District Council 37 and the other six unions whose members will also be let go.” [Fernanda Santos / New York Times]
Traffic: $80,000 to install, then remove, islands from Fort Hamilton Parkway. [Jennifer Fermino / NY Post]
And Scott Stringer’s spokeswoman is back from vacation.