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Karim Camara wants his colleagues in the State Assembly to pass a resolution honoring the late singer Whitney Houston.
“I think, when we look at the life that she led, and particularly how she, in the aftermath of 9/11, she raised a tremendous amount of funds for disaster relief and for the firefighters, the first responders. I think that connects her to New York,” Mr. Camara told The Politicker. “She was able to unite people around ethnic lines, racial lines, gender, age, you name it.”
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Today the Daily News reported State Senate Republicans blocked Senator Eric Adams’ request for a resolution honoring Whitney Houston, however, according to Mr. Adams and Senate GOP spokesman Mark Hansen, the resolution may live on.
“From what I understand, the Senate Republicans may have realized this was a big mistake. I’m going to give them a fact sheet in case they’ve spent the last twenty years on another planet and they didn’t realize what Ms. Houston meant to people and we’re going to revisit this immediately after the break,” Mr. Adams told The Politicker.
Mr. Hansen said the Senate Republicans “never sought to block the resolution” and merely had issues with its timing.
“We didn’t do it today, we felt the timing was inappropriate because we just had legislation and a public hearing that dealt with overdoses of prescription drugs that included parents who lost their children to overdoses of prescription drugs,” Mr. Hansen said. “But we never sought to block the resolution and it’s something that we’ll take up when we return.”
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In case you were wondering, Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns has broken his weekend-long silence on the death of pop diva Whitney Houston.
This morning, Mr. Towns sent out a rambling, 557 word opus on the dearly departed R&B diva included the congressman’s thoughts on death, drugs aging, parenthood and an extensive discussion of the singer’s mother, Cissy Houston.
Congressman Towns’ press release was so epic we had no choice but to reprint it in full:
“As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, longevity has its place and certainly the quality of one’s life is more important. We all want to live to a ripe old age and one of the more trying aspects of growing older is having to witness people passing on from this life. As I age, I find myself going to more and more funerals. This is just a reality of growing older.