Archive for October, 2012

Natale Lino Stracuzzi for Congress

Blogging at Starcuzzi For Congress

David Catania’s conflict of interest

I just cannot believe the Washington City Paper‘s willful naivete about David Catania.

Catania has a well-earned reputation for being on the right side of ethical issues. He was the first to call for former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. to resign and took on Medicaid contractor Jeff Thompson, now at the center of the federal investigation into Mayor Vince Gray’s campaign, when Thompson was at the height of his powers.

How often have we seen that those the quickest to point the finger and make accusations are the most guilty? How many times? Cantania is a notorious advocate of the sort of privatization that his employer profits from.

David Catania’s Double Dipping

Housing Town Hall

I was just given the following flier:

Raise your voice for affordable Housing in Ward 6

Housing Town Hall

Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Location: Saint Aloysius Church
North Capitol and I Street NW

Ward 6 needs affordable housing that:
Preserves low cost housing in Ward 6
Allows tenants to purchase their buildings
Supports first-time home ownership
Addresses the needs of DC’s homeless population
Meets the needs of returning citizens

Come and hear from Ward 6 residents and organizations about the success of affordable housing programs in your community and join with others to call for more affordable housing for all our neighbors.

Refreshments provided, Spanish interpretation and child care available upon request.

Sponsored by CNHED, University Legal Services and Manna, Inc.

Natale Lino Stracuzzi

UPDATE: Thinking it over I was a little harsh on Starcuzzi. If you have never run for office, you have no idea how hard it is, especially as a candidate for an emergent party where you don’t have anything like the infrastructure of an established party.

Natale Lino Stracuzzi is the DC Statehood/Green Party candidate for Congress. He sounds more like a libertarian than a Green. And in his issues he did not mention DC Statehood. The only job of DC’s non-voting Delegate is to get DC voting status, that is really it. He didn’t even mention it.

The local Green Party needs to do a better job on candidate recruitment. Even if you can’t recruit winners, you can at last avoid embarrassment.

Avedon Carol

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The way we live now

The Democratic party in the age of Obama