Thursday, December 28, 2017

Bazzo Says: The Downs And Ups Of 2017

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BY ANTHONY J. BAZZO

OF YORKTOWN NEWS & MAHOPAC NEWS



Here we are. Another year is coming to a close. As I grow old, the days go faster and faster. Like all years past, this one had highs and very lows. It started with my husband complaining how sunlight made his eyes hurt. However, before we could get to that, he came down with an illness that laid him up for about a month.

No sooner did he come back to work that it turned out he could not drive in the daytime. So, we get his eyes tested and it turns out he has cataracts. So, before we can handle that, we have to go through a battery of tests that take time themselves. The tests reveal some things that worry the doctor, so it’s more tests. Now remember, all this time he is not working, so half of our business income is not there, yet the bills still are.

After clearing up what the tests revealed, now it is time to operate on the cataracts. We are now into May. The week before the surgery, the doctor calls and says they no longer carry our insurance, we must pay cash up front. To tell you I was fit to be tied would be an understatement. Where the hell were we going to come up with that kind of money on such short notice? We were already going into hock just to keep a roof over our heads.

So, we make an appointment with our G.P., who has been our doctor for more than 20 years. He gave us the name of another eye doctor he highly recommended. So, we go see him, he takes our insurance. However, as more than a month has passed, we have to go through all the pre-tests again. We are now into June. All the tests come back negative, so we book the surgery. As Tommy needed both eyes operated on, that took up July.

By August, Tommy, who all his life needed glasses at $300.00 a pair to see, now needed glasses at $7.50 to read my columns. The advances in eye surgery are amazing. They actually replaced his lenses. So, between Dr. Rocker, our G.P. and Dr. Calanda, the eye surgeon, both out of Cortlandt, we have a lot to be grateful for. While all this is going on, my Uncle Mike suffered a massive heart attack. It was touch and go for a while; however, he is back at work. Again, the advances in medical science amaze me.

Through all this, we could not have come out of this bowed but unbroken without the help of some great people. First and foremost are my brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Rene, who were there every step of the way for both Tommy and our Uncle Mike. Then, I found out an answer to a question I wish I never had to know. The question was, if I was in trouble at 5 a.m. on a Sunday, would someone answer my call for help? The answer was yes! There, at the other end of my phone, were my brother and my friends, Domenic Volpe, Dave Paganelli and Tom Pelegrino, to answer my calls for help, and help they did. I found out how lucky a man I am to have such good friends.

I cannot forget those at this publication who have to field the calls to remove this column and edit it to make me look smarter than I am. Through it all, they always have had my back. I have now been here five years, and it would not be possible without Brett, Brian and Bob and you, my loyal readers.

So, I will go into 2018 with a debt load that I did not anticipate. However, I have had a great accountant for 20 years, Bill Minovich, who continues to help me get through it. I also go into 2018 with a healthy husband of 30 years, great friends I probably do not deserve, and my own health, which, for an old man, is pretty damn good. So, to all of you, I wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year. I learned one thing: If one has a loving family and friends, one can never be poor. All cynicism aside, it is truly a wonderful life.

This is what I say. What say you?
Volpe/Bazzo Report December 2017
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bazzo Says: Defining Kirsten Gillibrand

Bazzo Says: 
BY ANTHONY J. BAZZO

OF YORKTOWN NEWS & MAHOPAC NEWS



Here is a Tweet from Trump on Dec. 12 after our Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called on the president to resign: “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!”

Gillibrand responded with a Tweet of her own: “You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office.”
God, how I wish she would silence herself.

So, in preparation for this column I went to my dictionary to look up the definitions of a couple of words. I looked up fraud, then phony, then hypocrite. Guess what I found? A picture of Kirsten Gillibrand after each word.

She was doing good when she took it upon herself to highlight sexual harassment and worse in the military. This led her to think of herself as the self-appointed champion of abused women. Under every rock, no matter whether innocent flirtation or the real thing, she found harassment.

Not only has she called on the president to resign, she was the first sitting senator to call on Al Franken to resign. When asked whether Bill Clinton should have resigned back in 1998, during the height of his scandal, she said yes. On the topic of Clinton, she was asked why she now feels that way after staying silent all these years. She said that times have changed. Wow!

It was only last year she was campaigning with the former president and taking his money during her re-election bid. I figured out what changed. Bill Clinton, like Al Franken, is no longer of use to her. With Hillary’s loss last year, the Clintons are yesterday’s news. If either were still able to advance her career, she would have remained silent, as she has in the past.

She recently did an interview in which she said she has been harassed in the halls of Congress. The problem is she would not name names. This is because she still needs to be a member of the club in good standing. She will continue to protect those who harassed her as long as it is a benefit to her. Always remember what I have said: Liberals are liberals first. The agenda comes before anything else. Everything else is tied for second.

Since last week, the press and Democrats have been in a tizzy over Trump’s use of the word “begging....” in his Tweet. In fact, Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused Trump of “slut-shaming” her. Gillibrand said that the Tweet was sexist. Other than being true, where is it sexist? Where did Trump call her a slut? I will tell you where, and it was not Trump!

The Democrats and the media are so wedded to identity politics they could not fathom any other meaning. However, think of it this way: Let us say Trump was talking about Senator Schumer, who also used to call upon him for money, and said, “Chuck Schumer came to my office and he would do anything for campaign contributions.” What would people think Trump meant? Would not the natural thing to think of Trump’s meaning be that Schumer would work to pass laws favoring the contributor? Remove a regulation? Grease a wheel? So, why is it so difficult to believe that was the same meaning of Trump’s tweet?

This is all part and parcel of what I have been writing about for a while now. Remember the end game: Nullify last year’s election. The reality is that this is ginned up! It is a political opposition research strategy! Starting with Harvey Weinstein, they have been building up to this. It’s all structured. It is all manufactured. Al Franken was jettisoned because the governor of Minnesota is a Democrat and he will appoint another Democrat to that seat. Besides, Franken is not gone yet. Do not be surprised if a couple of weeks down the road he rescinds is resignation. Remember, he won his first race by 300 votes that magically appeared after the umpteenth recount. I would not put anything past this person.

With John Conyers and Franken gone, the Democrats now say Congress needs to investigate Trump? Do you know who is doing the digging up of information for this? None other than Robert Mueller. The whole thing is bull.
This is what I say. What say you?
Volpe/Bazzo Report December 2017
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HOSTS: Anthony Bazzo & Domenic Volpe
Political Commentators 
Darren Rigger and Bryan Fumagalli 

Wednesday 9:30 p.m. & Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Peekskill:    channel 15
Yorktown: channel 74

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Bazzo 12/21/17