The Higgins power base is starting to crumble. All the king's horses and all the king's men are doing everything they can to keep their 40 year scam on South Buffalo going. Their people are beginning to sweat. Some are even making idle threats to "shut" the blog down.
The patriarch of the big scam on residents is Jim Keane.
Keane, who lives in Florida most of the year on the backs of taxpayers, recently sold his house on Whitfield Ave to move to Orchard Park. He's such an elitist, he can't even "pretend" to live in the neighborhood three months out of the year, anymore. However, he still plans on controlling city politics from the suburbs. Go away already!
It's not too often that Keane and Higgins attempt two anointings in one year, but they have already found their latest shill. They looked no farther than Keane's brother-in-law Tim Whelan. Whelan is the guy who failed his Board of Education Engineer's test, yet was given the job anyway. Who needs to study when you're sister and brother in law are politically connected? It's not like the potential of exploding boilers is dangerous to Buffalo school students or anything.
Here's what Whalen had to say when the Buffalo News asked him about his possible interest in the Common Council seat...
Whalen told The News he is interested but is still thinking about whether to toss his hat in the ring. He said he will consult with some prominent figures in South Buffalo politics — Rep. Brian Higgins, State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy and his brother-in-law, former county executive candidate James Keane—before making a decision.
In other words, "I'll wait until Brian Higgins and my brother-in-law give me permission to run. Sad and pathetic, but expected.
Whalen has zero qualifications for South District Councilman. If appointed (he could never be elected), he will basically be a paid spokesperson for Higgins, Keane, and the self-proclaimed First Families of South Buffalo. Look for the Council's majority members (none of whom care what goes on in South Buffalo), to appoint Whalen to Mickey Kearns' vacant seat. Keep your eyes specifically on Lovejoy Councilmember Rich Fontana. Fontana is the Council's majority leader. We are hoping he has the decency to do the right thing and pick somebody competent. Anyone but Whalen. If he chooses Whalen, Fontana will hear about it from many in South Buffalo (and we have long memories).
Remember all those slick fliers Higgins sent out on behalf of Chris Fahey? The ones trying to associate Kearns with the Republicans? When Keane and Higgins had Whalen appointed (there's that word again), to the Erie County Legislature, Whalen himself caucused with Chris Collins and the Republicans on the advice of Higgins. He's a career hack/puppet for the South Buffalo thieves. I don't know who I'm supporting yet, but I'll guarantee you it won't be Whalen. Look for the same predictable political hacks on your block to support Whalen. Remember, these are the same scum who owe their first born children to Higgins. Do not trust the people who speak on behalf of Whalen. They represent what's left of Higgins' ever crumbling power base. A bunch of people who make over $100,000/yr in their public sector jobs(most living outside of the city) with the nerve to tell the rest of us who we should support...
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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again...