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Staten Island’s guido elected officials support Trump

From the Staten Island Advance:

Trump has garnered much support on the Island, including among elected officials.

Councilman Joe Borelli has endorsed the candidate and is one of the co-chairs of his campaign in New York.

Antoniello has also endorsed Trump, as has former Councilman Vincent Ignizio and candidate for Assembly, Ron Castorina Jr.

Can’t wait to see if my prediction that Staten Island will be Trump’s strongest CD will come to pass.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 14, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Posted in New York City, Politics

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  1. It makes sense, but remember, Trump is a Manhattan elite like Bloomberg.

    He isn’t a Catsimatidis, a prole all around, despite being a billionaire.


    April 14, 2016 at 9:43 pm

  2. I suppose (Wilhelm) DeBlasio has paved the town with Trumpers. There is nothing that will clear the mind like a sudden rise in crime and the wonderful smell of sidewalk urine and open defecation to kill that whole liberal attitude of soft policing. Yeah all that racism that expected people to not use the sidewalk as a bathroom. I suppose Bernie has high hopes that Hillary will lose the popular vote, and he might get a delegate this time. Oh that narrative fail must hurt. Apparently Democracy doesn’t need voter participation. Well that whole Voter ID thing seems kinda irrelevant now doesn’t it?

    Joshua Sinistar

    April 14, 2016 at 10:40 pm

  3. Can’t wait to see if my prediction that Staten Island will be Trump’s strongest CD will come to pass.

    And if all else fails at the convention, Republican delegates will go with plan B and vote for a Lion-Adams ticket to capture the nerd vote.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 14, 2016 at 11:54 pm

  4. Have you considered moving back to Shaolin? You’d be near your parents, and closer to Manhattan than you would be in your quasi-whitopia in NJ. You could even move back in with your parents, who would probably be happy to have you.

    Dave Pinsen

    April 15, 2016 at 2:26 am

  5. I’m going to SI today to work by an NYC Italian cop. Nice guy, tips and everything, but I can only come to his house when he is there. His wife and kids being there is not good enough, he’s got to be there himself. There is another SI cop just like this that I have. He doesn’t stand over me or anything when I come. Just watches TV upstairs with his dog. This is creepy. Why do they do it? So first I’d thought that he must be a dirty cop keeping cash or drugs at home, which kinda make sense, but then his kid is afraid of me and wouldn’t open the door. Is he psycho? Lion and all Guido experts, what’s up with him?


    April 15, 2016 at 7:07 am

    • Nobody should ever leave his wife alone with a male stranger.
      Sumo-deadlift up to 5 x 295. Does this qualify me to work as an electrician or something like that?


      April 15, 2016 at 9:14 am

      • Sumo deadlifts are for girls. Deadlift with your arms outside your knees like a man.

        Dave Pinsen

        April 15, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      • Whats this magic number 5×295? Why not 300 already.

        Knowing to splice wires and bend conduit qualifies you for the trade. Physical strength is good for commercial duct work. You should be able to get a job, if you want to. Caveat, you may not be able to maintain this level of fitness in a physically demanding trade.


        April 16, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      • @garr

        I agree with you about not leaving your wife with strangers. Good point.


        April 16, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    • As a “guido” myself, let me reply. Italians tend to be suspicious of outsiders, especially strangers. This suspicion tends to prevail, even in third and fourth generation IAs and even in people half-Italian (like myself.) The basic idea is that a stranger could be a psychopath. Some of the older first-generation IAs born in Italy even had a fear of leaving their house unattended while they were away on vacation or visiting relatives overnight. “Who would be watching over the house?” was the familiar line you’d hear. There are varying levels of this tendency. My Italian grandfather once objected to my 8 year old neighbor from across the street waiting for me alone in my family’s basement while I went upstairs to search for something. This was a normal girl (also from an IA family) a personal friend of mine, and the niece of a man who rented out space in our garage – so she was not really a stranger. What did he think she’d steal?

      As for the man’s son being afraid, sometimes IA parents can overdo it and make their children afraid that any stranger is likely to be harmful. They’ll often say things like “Great, you opened the door to a stranger. What if he’d then kicked the door in and came in and knocked you unconscious?” If you hear enough comments like this (I had a mother who spoke like this all the time) you’re going to be afraid of people.


      April 15, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      • My family is old south and mid western, not southern European at all and we really do not like people in our homes. Parlors and porches are where you torture guests and ministers until they leave. Funny, that i live in SI and my IA friends and associates think that it is nuts how we do not like people in our homes while they simply love to entertain and have people over. when they go to god’s waiting room in FL, they actually note the distinction between east coast people and mid western/southern people regarding the house privacy thing. they always note how no matter how long they know someone or how close; they will never let them in the house. You never just drop by mid western people and assume that you are going to be let in the house. i think that it is more of a k-selection thing, protecting the home, family and resources. r-selected types like open houses and no barriers.

        Chris Stevenson

        April 16, 2016 at 10:17 am

      • @Chris Stivenson

        Wow! I didn’t know. So strange not to invite people in. Wow! Thanks for explaining. I must be getting on these people’s nerves with my gregareousness.


        April 16, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      • @MaryK

        This explains it, thanks. Russians are different, though. I’m a son of Abraham so I believe in his way.

        The LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day.
        [18:2] He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground.
        [18:3] He said, “My lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant.
        [18:4] Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.
        [18:5] Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on – since you have come to your servant.” So they said, “Do as you have said.”
        [18:6] And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Make ready quickly three measures of choice flour, knead it, and make cakes. ”
        [18:7] Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it.

        Also, the sages taught in the Mishna: ‘Let the doors of your house be wide opened and let the needy be members of your houshold’.

        I think that many Europeans are genetically not suited for an Abraham in religion.


        April 16, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    • Cops deal with criminals all day long. Being suspicious and cautious is part of their job and keeps them alive. And, being policemen, they know the kinds of things that happen a lot better than you do. Or maybe you just look creepy?


      April 15, 2016 at 7:16 pm

  6. Being born and raised in SI, this doesn’t surprise me in the least. The ethnic whites there, particularly Italians, who fled brooklyn for this proletariat whitopia, are pretty much no nonsense.


    April 15, 2016 at 11:44 am

  7. I was surprised that SI voted against Obama. I wrongly assumed that Obama was a dream candidate for the entire NYC area.

    Jay Fink

    April 15, 2016 at 4:34 pm

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