Monday, July 23, 2012

July, 2012, Events, Olde & New Items [Judge Wannabees, pay attn.]


The Talk of the Town

Espied at the Brooklyn Museum of Art's First Sat. Night: In June, Michael Meade, Eric Schneiderman's Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison, with his two lovely children, Emma and Miles. In July, East Side D.L. Frank Wilkinson (he's hard to miss in a crowd) a/k/a The Baron of Yorkville, with relatives from Pittsburgh, Penna., exploring the Egyptian galleries.

And aboard the Hudson River sailing sloop "Clearwater" N.Y.C. Friends of Clearwater annual sail, Mary Ellen Cronley, Ansonia Ind. Dems., and Alan Flacks, Three Parks Dems.

Deceased: Gustin Lewis Reichbach, Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Kings County, Saturday, 14th July, 2012, at the age of sixty-five. Judge Reichbach, a Columbia Law School graduate, had pancreatic cancer, and recently made national news with an "op-ed" article on legalizing medicinal use of marijuana. Readers of The Flacks Report were previously sent the New York Times Op-Ed piece by Justice Gustin Reichbach on the legalization of marijuana for medical use and the New York Law Journal article commenting on that. Sadly, the N.Y. bill (Gottfried & Savino) won't pass the State Senate absent a miracle, and the Republicans have outlawed miracles. . . The Governor, "Chris Christie Light," is against any bill in his quest for popularity for President of these United States. . . . Congressmaven Jerry Nadler reports that the House debated a legalization for medical use of marijuana bill, and it got nowhere. A memorial service is planned for the Fall. Notes of condolence may be sent to his family at 148 Bond Str., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217. Here are two links to newspaper obituaries (copy and paste into your browser).

The N.Y.C. Board of Elections Commissioners' follies takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 P.M. at the City H.Q. office, 42 B'way (across from the N.Y.P.D.-guarded bull). If you have the free time in the afternoon, subway downtown or walk down from the courts to observe how these supposedly politically astute patronage appointees pool their ignorance. It's hilarious. Thanks to the New York Daily News for keeping the public abreast of these inanities.

25th July, 2012, Wednesday, 5:30 P.M. The Three Parks Dems. holds its annual Picnic in the Park in Central Park. Enter on Central Park West at W. 103rd Str. All welcome. Kindly bring a comestible or potable for four persons.

26th July, 2012, Thursday, 6:30 P.M. The Lenox Hill Dems. BBQ cook-out at Reif's Taberna, 302 East 92nd Str. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.) Cash Bar.

"Advance Sheets":

2nd August, 2012, Thursday. C.F.D. Judiciary Cttee. field trip to Civil Court to observe open-court settlement conferences.

4th August, 2012, Saturday. Bklyn. Museum's 1st Sat. Night.


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