Read the letter NY gov Andrew Cuomo received, with N95 mask, from Kansas farmer

New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday tweeted what he identified as a letter he received from a farmer in northeast Kansas. Read the rest

Andrew Cuomo's naked hostility drives out MTA president Andy Byford, the "Train Daddy" who has transformed the world's rail systems

Andy Byford comes from generations of public transportation workers and worked his way from a London Underground platform supervisor to running multiple British rail lines; then went to Australia where he oversaw Railcorp in NSW; then to Toronto, where he ran a successful five-year initiative that turned the TTC into the American Public Transportation Association's Outstanding Transit System of the Year -- and then he moved to New York City, to turn around the ailing MTA. Read the rest

NY's Gov Cuomo : Jewish people 'without rhythm'

New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo joked about how folks of various religious faith dance. Evidently Judaism is dead last.

Via the Root:

The 60-year-old governor, who is facing re-election this year, made his remarks before a packed, mostly African-American church in Harlem on Palm Sunday.

Most likely trying to find common ground with the parishioners of the Mount Neboh Baptist Church, Cuomo said Catholics and Baptists share many of the same beliefs, but Catholics “do it without the rhythm.” And then he went further.

“I want you to know as a matter of full disclosure, I am a Catholic,” said Cuomo. “Catholics basically believe the same teachings that Baptists believe. We just do it without the rhythm. But we try. We are not as without rhythm as some of our Jewish brothers and sisters.”

We also write the songs, buddy. Read the rest

New York joins Montana in Net Neutrality, bans non-Neutral ISPs from supplying government agencies

Days after Montana Democratic Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order banning ISPs that violate Net Neutrality from supplying state government agencies, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (also a Democrat) has followed suit, with an even stricter executive order. Read the rest