The Hair Apparent

TAFKAS does not often wade into US politics on this site, but he is mad as hell and can’t take it any more.

Andrew Cuomo is the Governor of New York.  He is the brother of Andrew “Fredo” Cuomo.

He is also the Cuomo that some in the Democratic Party believe is a viable alternitive to Jo Biden should he finally succumbs to geriatricus non compos mentis.  Or otherwise is subjected to the sexual harassment standards that Biden and the Democrats would have apply to others. #notmetoo.

It is ascribed to John Howard that the mark of a good leader is getting the big calls right.  And Mr Howard would know having gotten so many important calls wrong (including the legacy of talking Malcolm Turnbull out of leaving parliament).  However, for a brilliant demonstration of judgement comes Governor Cuomo:

What may turn out to have been Cuomo’s worst unforced error was his March 25 order that nursing homes must accept patients who carried the coronavirus. This now looks like setting off a series of time bombs in New York State’s elder-care facilities, and Cuomo didn’t reverse this policy until May 11. The governor protested at that time that only 12 percent of New York State COVID deaths had occurred in nursing homes, but we are now learning that many people who died after falling ill in nursing homes have not been counted in the official stats.

One such facility reported seven COVID deaths to the state, the New York Post reported, but the actual number of deaths there over a five-week period this spring was 76. New York is literally burying this problem: Many New Yorkers who died in nursing homes were never tested for the virus. Nursing-home staffers told the Post far more people are dying at long-term-care facilities than in a normal spring and that a coverup is underway.

There is now a bipartisan group in Albany calling for an investigation, but Cuomo replied, “This is going to be a period where we don’t play gratuitous politics.”

911 resulted in somewhere around 3,000 deaths.  Upto 5 May, there have been some 1,700 nursing home deaths.

With such a level of judgement and competence, clearly Cuoma is well qualified to be a Democratic party candidate.

Cuomo’s father, Mario Cuoma, once said:

You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.

Wonder what Papa Mario would say about how Governor Andrew is governing.

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13 Responses to The Hair Apparent

  1. Professor Fred Lenin

    Papa Cuomo was in a care home his useless son infected with the Wuhan Chinese Bat Plague perhaps ?
    Bit of Poetical Justice Warrior Karma ?

  2. Kneel

    He also wants a budget bailout and is refusing to remove the lockdown until he can “test everyone” – with federal $, of course and not just for the tests themselves, which Trump has agreed to pay for, but the doctors/nurses/lab techs to do the actual test. And despite getting a big budget “help” from federal CV “stimulus” package.

    Funny how Florida has more residents but only half the state budget.
    Funny how over the last 10 years, NY budget increased by 40+% – latest one is for US$177B.
    Funny how it’s now broke – because no-one wants to live there, too many taxes, too many rules and regulations etc.

  3. Up The Workers!

    Is that right…Andrew Cuomo is the brother of Andrew Cuomo?

    Sounds like Mario ran out of name choices after Andrew.

    Perhaps the Dementiacrats’ Senile Old Joe Bidet has a rival in the Advanced Dementia stakes, after all?

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    911 resulted in somewhere around 3,000 deaths. Upto 5 May, there have been some 1,700 nursing home deaths.

    I think it might be a little more than 1700. Total Covid-related deaths in NYC alone is over 20000, and in most places about half the deaths have been in nursing homes.

    So far he’s batting three times higher than Mr Atta.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is that right…Andrew Cuomo is the brother of Andrew Cuomo?

    Typo. Fredo is Chris.

  6. Lee

    There is now a bipartisan group in Albany calling for an investigation, but Cuomo replied, “This is going to be a period where we don’t play gratuitous politics.”

    That never stopped the Democrats before.

  7. herodotus

    Wonder what Papa Mario would say about how Governor Andrew is governing.
    Crayon?

  8. Ed Case

    Papa Mario was an arsehole too.
    It runs in the family.

  9. Zatara

    Funny how Florida has more residents but only half the state budget.
    Funny how over the last 10 years, NY budget increased by 40+% – latest one is for US$177B.
    Funny how it’s now broke – because no-one wants to live there, too many taxes, too many rules and regulations etc.

    Knell, there’s more to the story.

    NY population 22M
    Florida population 23M

    Avg NY Income Tax rate – 6.21%
    Avg Fl Income Tax rate – 0.0%

    Avg NY Sales Tax – 8.25%
    Avg Fl Sales Tax – 7.05%

    NY COVID deaths – 22976
    Fl COVID deaths – 2096 (Even though Fl has a massive amount of retirees from…. NY)

    Last but not least, Florida isn’t whining about needing a massive Fed $ bailout to “pay its emergency services workers and fund our hospitals” like NY is.

  10. Nah..It’s Trumps fault…and if it’s not his fault then it must be Abbotts fault.

    I was perusing a bit of news last night. The SBS female presenter intro’d a story on virus deaths in the US with this little gem.
    my paraphrasing… “America has the highest death toll from Covid19”. Fact check = true (if you can believe anything coming out of China). What is the death toll per million though???? Of course they wouldn’t go down that path would they, that would not go as well with their narrative. Orange man bad!

    All governments have failed in some way re their reponse to this virus, but the relentless innuendo and bias against anything Trump does is so-called journalism at its worst.

    My sister told me the other day that Trump told people to drink disenfectant as a means to fight the virus!
    I told her to stop believing the crap that is being fed to her from ‘their ABC’, SBS etc. She was appalled……
    ….until I pulled up the press conference regarding this. Needless to say she was surprised at how she had been misled by the ‘honest, truthful’ media.

    I don’t agree with Trump on everything but the media has never failed to put the boot in. They then wonder why readers/viewers are looking to other sources for their news. Everything is sensationalised so as to grab attention to the point where the truth becomes a secondary consideration. Stuff ’em!

  11. 911 resulted in somewhere around 3,000 deaths. Upto 5 May, there have been some 1,700 nursing home deaths.

    TAFKAS needs to edit this because that’s 1700 ADDITIONAL deaths. From the link:-

    New York state is now reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it’s protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

    At least 4,813 residents with confirmed or presumed cases of COVID-19 have died at 351 of New York’s 613 nursing homes since March 1, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration’s new list. The list, released late Monday, includes the reported number of both confirmed and presumed deaths as of Sunday evening.

    Like I commented at least once before. NY has a budget deficit of over $6b annually.
    If each oldie in a facility costs the state $100,000 annually (easily with medical bills etc), then when you kill off 5000 oldies, you save your budget $500,000,000 annually.

    It’s always about the money.

  12. notafan

    Isn’t the correct narrative dying ‘with’ covid19 not from covid19 and falsely recording deaths from other causes as covid19 deaths?

    I demand all those dead old people be dug up and autopsied.

  13. Zatara

    If each oldie in a facility costs the state $100,000 annually (easily with medical bills etc), then when you kill off 5000 oldies, you save your budget $500,000,000 annually.

    The fact that older people tend to vote Republican is a bonus.

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