New Paltz politics: blind items

A joint post from me (um, Lagusta) and Brittany at Legislative Barbie!

What current or former Village official thinks Village Mayor Terry Dungan has completely run off the rails, but started out trying to do good and could potentially be good again, if he sets personal politics aside?

What incoming Village Board member Twitters primarily about smoking pot (not that I’m passing judgment, I’m just saying. OK, as a child of pot-smokers I [Lagusta] will admit it: I am passing judgment. Pot should be legal, but it’s stupid.)?

Which pint-sized former Village official is considering a run for Supervisor in November?

Which current Town official is considering a run for Supervisor in November?

What Village official was spotted talking to himself at a recent Village Board meeting?

Which Democratic—oops, I’m sorry, he’s technically a Green—Town official is considering a run for supervisor?

Which Village official has added parking enforcement to his/her official duties?

Which Village official’s dramatic slide into nonsensical rantings increasingly resembles Paula Abdul in a drugged stupor?

What hippie-about-town planted tulips shaped like the name of a 4-legged beast outside Village Hall?

What conservative gadfly appears to be coming over to the dark side of liberalism?

What Village official has accomplished more in 1 year than most do during a full 4 year term?

Which head of the major third party in town isn’t a fan (to put it lightly) of the “super famous” public face of said party?

Which celebrated beauty and viper-tongued political analyst is deserting town for a man, but word on the street is she will back sooner than you think?

Which sweatshoppy New Paltz gift shop is selling tie-dyed New Paltz t-shirts that seem (to Lagusta at least) to be a direct affront to its older, hippier cousin right up the street?

Which restaurant on Main Street boasts a vegetarian menu but obviously fries their frenchies in meat oil?

Which two political bloggers-about-town are having a secret lesbian affair, or so says word on the street?

I’ll give you a hint on that one:

5 Responses to “New Paltz politics: blind items”

  1. Martin McPhillips

    {sniffing the air around this post}

    Mint juleps?

    Patchouli oil?


    A musty Salvation Army bought pile of Cosmos?

    The double-team series of questions would be a good basis for a ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ opening sequence. In the next scene Bobby Goran is pulling on a latex glove as he crouches over the body of Colonel Rufus in a room at Motel 87.

    “Eames, take a look at this.”

    “He’s smiling.”

    “No, that’s not a smile.”

  2. veronica

    Ha, I love blind items! You and brittany should collaborate more often!

    Um, what’s the french fry place? The bistro? Do they even have french fries? (They must, it must be the place.) Good thing I never eat out anywhere in New Paltz.

  3. DSM 4

    narcissistic personality disorder

    “a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy”

    DSM IV-TR criteria

    A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:[1]

    1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance
    2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
    3. believes that he or she is “special” and can only be understood by, or should associate with, people (or institutions) who are also “special” or of high status.
    4. requires excessive admiration
    5. has a sense of entitlement
    6. is interpersonally exploitative
    7. lacks empathy
    8. is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
    9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes


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