Yesterday Tom D asked me on the site if I thought Andrew Cuomo’s excuses about Italians being so emotionally and physically demonstrative that his good-natured affection was being mistaken for sexual harassment. I assured Tom that Andrew Cuomo was demonstrating that he was a creepy pervert.
I fully concede that old-time Italian Americans were more likely to hug and kiss family members than their Irish American neighbors were likely to in similar circumstances. But I also assured him that some old man who started groping young women was more than likely to be beaten to a pulp by that girl’s brother or father if he was caught in the neighborhood doing it. And that’s in the US. Back in the old country he’d probably get knifed for his trouble.
What I consider Andrew Cuomo to be is a cheap bastard. Now that he’s divorced, he appears to be trying to avoid remarriage or some other honorable romantic arrangement by hitting on the poor unfortunate women who have to work for this slime ball. Think about it. He’s the governor of one of the largest, richest states in the US. There are probably a hundred thousand women in the state who would willingly entertain the idea of dating this loser. And in fact, he probably wouldn’t have to spend all that much to do it. He could pass along most of the costs to the state government accounts he already abuses for various purposes. But no. He’s too lazy to even bother looking for women even if it would be like shooting fish in a barrel. So, he perves around these twenty-something assistants and even police officers hoping that one of them is desperate enough to want to have sex with an old, ugly dirtbag who also happens to be the most powerful man in the state. The sad part is that it probably worked on some of them, the ones who won’t come forward now out of embarrassment.
And now he tries to claim that all this is just the younger generation mistaking avuncular friendliness for decrepit horniness. The funny thing is he may get away with it. The legislature would have to impeach him to get him out of his office. And maybe the Republicans there may think it’s better to leave him in office and run against him in 2022. Wouldn’t that be a bizarre twist.
Andrew and Chris (Fredo) Cuomo are pretty sad excuses for public figures. Their father Mario Cuomo was just another Democrat machine politician. But he at least could string together a few paragraphs in a way that showed that he was an intelligent man. His sons seem not to have inherited any of his brains. Whenever I see Chris Cuomo on television, I get the impression that someone must have been blackmailed or bribed into hiring him. He has no discernible skills at speaking, thinking or even reading a teleprompter without looking like a deer in the headlights. Andrew is a little less stupid. He is savvy enough to suck up to the proper Democrat power brokers when it will do him the most good. I assume he has been given assistance from his father’s allies and subordinates while moving up the political ladder. What happens next should be enlightening and possibly entertaining as the MeToo movement and the Democrat Establishment try to pry the governorship away from Andrew without too much gore. But who knows, Mario may have handed over dossiers on the people Andrew needs to fight. It may just play out in the court of public opinion where it will do the most damage to Cuomo and the Dems.
So, my verdict is that Creepo and Fredo should be the last generation of Cuomos we’ll have to hear about in the news. And that’s a relief to Italian Americans across the length and breadth of Former America.
As the Cuomo Tragicomedy grinds on the only thing that is certain is that by the end the voters of New York will wish they had Andy back as governor. Not that he is a good governor. Far from it. He is a petty vindictive dope. But compared to what will follow he is Pericles.
And really, I am just tuning in for the laughs. The first high note will be when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences takes back Andrew’s Emmy Award. That will strike at the very heart of who he is. The loss of legitimacy will probably force him to resign his office.
The second important moment will be when Fredo turns on him. All of this scandal has been terrifying for Fredo. He doesn’t really know how to navigate these treacherous straits. So far, he has gotten by leaning on the fraternal loyalty schtick. It’s definitely wearing thin and eventually he’ll have to move against Andy. It will have to involve some flavor of Fredo being the victim of all this dishonesty. If I thought Fredo was bold enough I’d guess he’d go transgender. That would completely inoculate him from the contagion of patriarchal guilt. And who knows, maybe someone will think it up for him. That would be a great sideshow. He could even change his last name to Cuoma to literally divorce himself from the masculine gender. I’m hoping it will work itself out on air on CNN. Possibly Don Lemon can perform some kind of ritual mounting of Fredo to symbolize the defeat of white straight cis hetero something or other. Well, whatever they come up with won’t be that funny but still, it’ll be worth a laugh or two. It’s built into the trade mark Chris Cuomo deer in the headlights look into the camera. In fact, it’s a family trait. I remember I was told about the press conference where Andy was asked about the public policy of his administration in sending COVID patients back into the nursing homes to infect the other patients. When I viewed the video, Andy had that same deer in the headlights look on his face. I’m not even sure he knew what the policy was. It just shows that Mario’s sons aren’t all that very bright.
But as I say, what will follow Andy in the Governor’s mansion will make him look like Abraham Lincoln in comparison. It will be a vindictive woman of color and she will torture everyone in that state until they flee in horror. It should be marvelous. I will especially enjoy her torturing her white sisters relentlessly. I assume they will be the primary subject of her wrath and they will be the ones dispossessed even more vindictively than white men.
I notice that I haven’t even addressed the sexual crimes that Andy has been accused of. So far, they still pale in comparison to what Groper Joe got away with in the Senate. We won’t even consider what Bill Clinton got up to as Governor of Arkansas. Andy kissed a couple of women and I think he touched a woman’s stomach under the pretense of admiring her abs. And he propositioned a couple of them too. Well as a Democrat leader of a blue state, these are hanging offenses. And I couldn’t be happier that they are being used as the icing on the cake for shoving him out of office. All of these male feminists should have to suffer the consequences of advocating the double standards of modern feminism. I will relish every moment of his obligatory groveling to the matriarchy.
And finally, what will the future hold for Andy? Could he actually serve time? Probably not for the COVID deaths. That was just the usual stupidity of elected officials. For that you get kicked out of office. But could he be locked up for sex crimes? I think he might! So, there could be even more fun to come.
O momma mia, momma mia, momma mia let me go!
Today was a sort of macabre milestone. For the first time in weeks New York did not have one of the highest totals in COVID-19 deaths in the country.
Rather than high hundreds or even more than a thousand deaths only 41 New Yorkers perished from the COVID-19 virus.
And this had a profound effect on the total deaths for the country.
The 750 nationwide deaths was the least since March 29th. And just like that we can see that New York was sort of the COVID-19 epidemic all by itself. And if you realize that the numbers for New Jersey and Connecticut are essentially just the suburbs for New York City it becomes even more apparent that the rest of the country just isn’t in the same category of emergency as New York City is.
So what has happened to slow the onslaught of the disease? Well, apparently New York has finally killed off all their vulnerable elderly. And the horrible part about that is the fact that it was mandated by the state. As spelled out on the attached document whenever a nursing home patient was sent to a hospital with COVID-19 disease the nursing home was required to re-admit that patient as soon as the hospital had stabilized the patient. Which of course means that nursing homes would have to accept infected patients back into their population along with their uninfected patients. Knowing that patients over eighty are the most vulnerable to this disease the state basically played Russian roulette with all the nursing home patients. And over time an enormous number of them died because of it.
When this fact was brought to the attention of Governor Cuomo he was unaware of it but his Health Commissioner confirmed it to him at a news conference. Too bad he didn’t pay more attention to his actual epidemic strategy and less time worrying about his brother Fredo play acting victim on a part time basis in his basement. If instead of locking down the working age population and destroying the economy he had quarantined the healthy nursing home patients and treated the sick ones in hospitals he might have spared tens of thousands of lives and still had an economy to work with. Mario Cuomo didn’t seem to hit the IQ lottery with his two boys.
Someday historians will look back and identify the exact moment when American manhood hit its lowest point and it will be identified by the time stamp on the video of Chris Cuomo whining about having the flu. Don’t get me wrong having pneumonia and being unable to breath is my idea of Hell on Earth. The elderly and the frail victims of COVID-19 are struggling with every breathe they take to stave off a horrible death.
But by his own description Fredo is describing fever and muscle aches. Those are exactly flu symptoms. He doesn’t have pneumonia. He wasn’t in respiratory distress. He wasn’t coughing up blood. He wasn’t suffering from cardiac arrhythmia. He has the flu. And even as he painted his word picture of his harrowing ordeal he managed to take as many pot shots at President Trump as he could. Cuomo is a pathetic man who in a better world would be consigned to cleaning trash off the sides of less important roads. Listening to him I wonder if we’ll ever see a time when the major media outlets will be ashamed to let someone as dishonest, as petty, as annoying as Chris Cuomo represent their brand to the American public.
I should link up to the video but frankly I wouldn’t want to help his ratings. Shame on him. Shame on CNN. And shame on all of us for allowing our country to deteriorate to the point where Chris Cuomo isn’t ashamed to show his face in public.
But I wonder what Chris will do in a couple of days when he has no symptoms left to tout? He will be quarantined for a couple of weeks at least so he has to come up with a new act. Perhaps he can chronicle his battle against toe nail fungus or a really bad case of ear wax. So brave, so brave.
Watching the video of Chris Cuomo, I was sort of sad to see him demeaned. I mean anyone who grows up in a large family knows that sibling rivalry and competition in an intellectual environment is stressful. So, the fact that Chris is sort of the lesser intellect in the Cuomo family is something that many would feel sympathy for. Of course, the fact that he spouts poisonous lies on CNN about non-Leftists makes him a whole lot less sympathetic. Sean Hannity was supportive of Cuomo because the incident occurred while Cuomo was out with his wife and young daughter. This is also something that should be acknowledged. Being a celebrity doesn’t cancel out your humanity and shouldn’t excuse even your enemies from showing decency around your loved ones. Once again, Cuomo has never given President Trump or his family any slack when tossing insults and vilifying them about any personal issues that have nothing to do with government. But let’s just say it’s understandable that Cuomo reacted angrily and forcefully to his heckler.
But then as ever, Cuomo pulled the race card, or slightly less effectively, the ethnicity card. Chris threatened to throw the heckler down the stairs for what he declared was the equivalent of the “n” word for Italian Americans, “Fredo.” Huh.
All my ancestors, going back as far as I can determine, were Italians or descendants of Italians living in the United States. And a good proportion of these were descended from Sicilians. And on top of that my family is from an Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn that unfortunately was steeped in awareness of the Godfather movies. I can remember back in the 1970s car horns in my neighborhood playing a portion of the Godfather theme. It was quite sad. Anyway, I consider myself relatively authoritative on this subject. “Fredo” is not an Italian American slur. It’s a mockery of someone who isn’t the brightest bulb in a family with more accomplished individuals. In the Godfather movies Fredo is the incompetent older brother of Michael who bumbles and fails and finally betrays the Corleones while trying to show that he isn’t a loser.
In the famous scene where Michael confronts Fredo with his betrayal you hear Fredo defend his own actions by blaming everyone else for demeaning him. He’s the older brother who whose pride has been wounded.
“I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I’m smart and I want respect!”
Okay, so Chris Cuomo isn’t exactly Fredo. He’s got a good paying job at CNN and all the material success associated with being part of a family that has had two governors of New York State in just two generations of the family. Not bad. So why does being called Fredo sting so badly? Well, to be totally honest if you’ve ever watched any of his work on CNN, he does appear sometimes to be an idiot. And again, in a highly competitive family maybe some unkind comparisons were made by his siblings or parents. Who knows? But the most important consideration is noting that no matter what, when a Leftist is attacked his first instinct is to call his attacker a racist. Poor Fredo. Well at least Andrew hasn’t sent him out on the lake to sleep with the fish.