Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Suggest A New Slogan For Greece

 
Anonymous said...
One would think that Reilich could be a little more creative and come up with a new slogan rather than use the same one Auburger coined which was a statement in search of an answer from the beginning. Riley declared in his slogan "GREECE IS THE LIFE". Really? Anyone have any ideas for Reilich in this regard? I don't! I have simply run out of descriptive adjectives that could adequately describe Greece in a positive representative way that wouldn't be a lie. My guess is that Reilich also has the same problem.    8/27/2013 12:17 PM

 

SCATS ~~  Well ... if we can't come up with something "positive" could we at least coin something that's truthful? How about: "Greece : Where our closets need a thorough cleaning" ?
 

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think for everyone's sake we want the best for the new administration. Fresh ideas and a new perspective will be good. Drawing upon Reilich's business experience will be something this town needs. I filled out one of the post cards he sent out years ago on the Walmart project asking my opinion. That is the promise to me. Someone you can meet with and talk to.

SCATS said...

To 3:12PM ~~ I'm sorry but I'm NOT optimistic that we'll get those "fresh ideas" from an old politician who has already survived several scandals of his own. Seems like we're in for more of the same.

Anonymous said...

"He" as in "him" the person has not been involved in one scandal.

Anonymous said...

Old politician? Yes Dick Bebee was mayor of Holmer, ran for town board and lost in Penfield, moved to Greece was a county legislator and after one term the people said enough and he lost. Yes a career politician is he. On the other hand Bill is a small business owner for over 28 years, created full time jobs for over 60 families and decided to run for office. Has been elected and re-elected several times so the people have approved of the job he has done. Give the guy a break. We are criticizing before anything is started. Lets base our comments on facts.

Anonymous said...

Do we have any write-in candidates? And no not Jodie Perry. They would be much preferred than the two we are getting. Fric and Frac, Spic and Span, Dumb and Dumber, Laurel and Hardy. How depressing!!!

Don't we deserve better?

SCATS said...

To 3:52PM ~~ Please keep repeating that, over & over ... MAYBE someone will believe it ;)

To 3:59PM ~~ Oh puh-leeze! What you are actually saying is that he's been repeatedly "recycled" out of desperation for a warm body who could fog a mirror (i.e. "Has been elected and re-elected several times...). Like Maggie Brooks. He doesn't need a break so much as he needs to retire.

To 4:47PM ~~ WE DO!!! But this is Greece, where seniors fear change.

Anonymous said...

Greece, it's a slick town.

See if you can hang on in Greece.

Greece sure our politicians are slippery.

Greece where the Supervisor don't use lube.

Jiffy Lube couldn't get a grip on Greece.

You thought Hairburger was slick, wait till you see what Reilich & Antelli can slip you.

Anonymous said...

Dear COMIDA:
Thank you for giving Midtown $18.6 million in tax relief. Obviously they didn't do their homework and didn't know how they were going to make a profit on the project unless we, the people, chipped in some dough.

And thanks also for getting the state to waive the rules to allow you to give COSTCO over $3 million in tax relief. They must use the same accounting firm that the Midtown developer used. I understand the difficulty in finding a way to skirt the law that says you can't give relief to retail sales places, and laud your work to get around that technicality. I do appreciate the fact that this place will create over 200 jobs, which we will have created at the tune of only $15,000 each, a bargain in today's job market.

Now I have one request. Could you please consider giving me just $1 million in tax relief over the next 20 years? I have lived here for over 40 years, paid my taxes on time, in full, including the surcharges to pay all the "relief" you have given away, and figure it is my turn to get REAL relief, not that chump change called STAR.

Waiting for your careful consideration and positive response, I remain,
Your de-voting servant

Anonymous said...

After careful thought, I have come up with a short list of possible slogans

1.SOS!!
2.GREECE, THE LARGEST TRAILER PARK IN MONROE COUNTY
3. GREECE, WHERE THE MOST POPULAR FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT IS WATCHING PAINT DRY.
4. GREECE, WHERE APATHY REIGNS SUPREME
5. GREECE, THE TOWN THAT TIME FORGOT.
6. GREECE, WHERE INDIFFERENCE RULES
7. WE HATE NEW IDEAS AND CHANGE
8. WE LOVE FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS
9. DISCOVER OUR BEAUTIFUL WATER FRONT VIEW
10. GREECE WHERE CORRUPTION IS REWARDED
11 THE HOME OF WALMARTS AND WEGMANS,
12 GREECE, WHERE DEMOCRACY IS JUST A WORD.
13 WHERE LAWS DON'T MATTER MUCH
14. WHERE EDUCATION IS A LOST ART
15 LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A POLITICAL ARMY.

SCATS said...

To 11:22AM ~~ I especially like #12.

Anonymous said...

"Greece, where one party rules."

Anonymous said...

Greece: The bedroom for 60,000, er, 30,000, er 10,000, er 2000 Kodak employees. At least we outlasted Kodak!

Anonymous said...

Crappy cops, corrupt town officials,crappy schools, blame it on the drinking water.

Anonymous said...

The Town where life is worth living because no one knows what is going on and no one cares!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Greece "A community that Scares"

Anonymous said...

Greece - Come andDrink the Kool-Aid

Anonymous said...

Greece where Debbie Downer lives and the grass is always greener elsewhere. Where sour pusses can whine and moan on a local blog!

SCATS said...

To 10:34PM ~~ Stated like a real politician ;)

Anonymous said...

Greece, where the Public Works Commissioner suddenly and quietly disappears so somebody who actually knows what a truck is can be brought in before Elections.

Greece, where Antelli can do as he damn well pleases and have a business running out of his firehouse without being bothered by the same Town Codes others must comply with.

Greece, where building and zoning regulations only apply to some people.

Greece, where the assessor will make you wish you hadn't pissed off a politician.

Greece, where the Democrat party makes a lot of noise and can't produce a real candidate, not even from all their Union connections.

SCATS said...

To 12:53AM ~~ You forgot to mention ... Greece, where the Republicans get elected DESPITE their track records.

Anonymous said...

On a more positive note:

Greece, We've got THREE Wegman's!

Anonymous said...

12:53 makes a good point about the dems. Why do you think that is? They need to seriously revamp and gut themselves with fresh new faces.

SCATS said...

To 10:29AM ~~ Gut themselves??

The Dems faces are no less fresh than the recycled Reps (Barry family, Reilich (talk about dinosaurs!) etc.) that we keep getting stuck with!

Anonymous said...

12:53 It's really a matter that involves political stupidity and a closed,
clubby group of confirmed losers that continue to steadfastly refuse to pass on
the torch to others in this town who know what it would take to win an election
in Greece.
They refuse to actively recruit younger, newly arrived residents to their
committee. They think they can win by running a slate of retreads and former
losers in order run a full slate of candidates, is testament to their archaic
thinking, This strategy has always failed them in the past. And yet they
continue to run people that would not inspire the ever growing number of
democrats that are moving into Greece to come out and vote. You can't win any
election when you can only get 8% of your registered voters to come out and
vote. Case in point, in 2009, they had a fairly decent slate and volumes of
scandal issues to win the supervisor race and at least two board seats. However,
they failed to get out the vote and only that 8% voted. Their biggest mistake
was to let the impotent Monroe County Democratic Committee call all the shots. A
sure recipe for disaster which it was. In my opinion, here is what they need to
do if they are ever to win.
1 Purge the loser mentality from their committee
2 Recruit new members from the minority community
3 Replace the current leadership and exc committee with people with fresh ideas
4 To paraphrase , Rome was not built in a day. The same rationale applies in
Greece. So instead of going for the grand slam sweep, concentrate your efforts
by targeting winnable wards and run candidates that have name recognition and
good community ties. In this way you concentrate your obvious limited resources
in those races and win one or two board seats instead of loosing every race .
It's just smart politics. Win small and eventually win big and eventually the
majority one strep at a time, If it were up to me, I would start with two
winnable wards., 3 and 2 especially
Ward 3 which in compasses most of the Dewey Stone Dewey ave corridor.
It would take, starting with this year, four years to gain control of the Town
Board irregardless of who the supervisor is. It s really not that complicated
with the right people getting involved.

SCATS said...

To 3:12PM ~~ 4 years to "gain control?" They don't need to hold all seats to control.

Anonymous said...

Scats do the math. Under my scenario it's already too late for this year as they
are running a full slate. Therefore, my projection indicates losses in each and
every race. They simply do not have the resources or capital to support a full
slate.

What I suggested should and could take place in 2016. Because this year would be
a Presidential year, my tracking numbers indicate that voter turn out will be
heavy. So with a couple of new candidates with ties to the community, they would
have a good chance of winning in the 3rd and 2nd wards if they were to
concentrate their resources and funds on those two races only.
If they are smart, getting out the voters will not be a problem as it was in '09.
As of now, Democrats registered in ward 3 outnumber Republicans. The second
ward is about even but a rather large number of blanks or no party affiliation
reside in that ward. So the plan would be to win those seats, and at least one
more in '18. Thus the majority. There will be no supervisor race in '18 because
of the 4 yr term.
That was my 4 yr plan. As it now stands, it will take 6 yrs for a majority
change on the town board as this year will see no change in any of the wards and
supervisor as I see it. With no interesting candidates to "excite the base",
voter turn out will remain in the 8% or less range for Democrats.
In the interim, they should get a list of all recently registered Democrats from
the city, and get them to register in Greece. The town and Board of Elections
would be able to provide that information.

Anonymous said...

What I forgot to say regarding the math, in my original post I said "Starting
with this year" That was a mistake on my behalf when I meant to say starting
with the next election cycle. Sorry.