Letters and Opinions

These are opinion pieces that I have had published in a variety of newspapers and magazines. I have been writing letters-to-the-editor since 2006, and have had over 160 published since then. I also play guitar and sing in a musical revue called The Loser's Lounge. With a cast of guest singers, we perform tributes to great songwriters and bands. The show is in its 24th year, and we perform at Joe's Pub - The Public Theater and Lincoln Center in New York City.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The story: Carl Paladino, the Tea Party supported Republican nominee for New York Governor, said Democratic rival Attorney General Andrew Cuomo lacks the "cojones" to debate him. "Don't hide behind daddy's coattails," wrote Paladino in an open letter to Cuomo, referring to Cuomo's father, three-term governor Mario Cuomo. "For the first time in your life be a man."
(The Daily News, September 24, 2010) I was not surprised that Carl Paladino challenged Andrew Cuomo's manhood and questioned his possession of certain reproductive organs. Paladino has already shown what kind of man he is, from his penchant for trafficking in offensive emails (he compared African tribal dances to President Obama's inauguration) to his exploiting tragedy for political gain (he equated health care reform with 9/11). And in terms of missing organs, Paladino may be the expert, as his most important organ seems to go AWOL whenever he speaks.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Metro rocked my letter about three American icons on September 14, 2010.
There must be a way to take the law that convicted Snooki of annoying behavior and enforce it against the Quran-burning pastor from Florida. While the judge who sentenced Snooki branded her a "LiLo wannabe," the perturbing pastor is nothing but a "Snooki wannabe."