Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fruitless Protest Over

Cindy Sheehan has given up her anti-war protest. She claims her son died for nothing. Any thoughts?

Monday, May 28, 2007

Remember those who served

White Street residents who served:

Joe Verbanic, Army Air Corp, WWII Flying Ace

Sgt. Dan Daly, USMC(ret), Operation Frequent Wind(Vietnam), Operation USS Mayaguez(Cambodia)

Market's Son Doc, USMC

PFC. Denton Winslow Crocker, U.S. Army, Vietnam

Jonas' Dad, U.S.Navy

Please feel free to add any other veteran you wish....

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Shame On YOu

Well the selfish idiots were out in force this weekend. Protesters petitioned the government to let them protest the Iraq War at the West Point graduation and they broke into the Virginia University graduation ceremony and booed the guest speaker. I hope you idiots are proud of yourselves! You are so blinded by your adherence to self that you tarnish something these kids have worked years for and have earned. I hope you are proud of yourselves, if it were my son's graduation I would have belted one of you a-holes with my purse.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Is Wanda out of her mind. I for one wanted affordable housing at Moore Hall not condos. I sure she is some carpet bagger.

Also I have metered water at my home and pay plenty for it. Whats the story on non metered homes, Braveheart?

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I know the candidates, do they know me?

Seriously do these candidates even relate to the populous for who's vote they are asking? I for one have never even seen the current mayor except for her pictures in the paper. I remember Mayor Ellsworth Jones visiting a policeman who lived on White Street when that officer received minor injuries in a high-speed car chase in 1984. I also remember Mayor Jones visiting the kids at Camp Saradac over at the East Side Rec. Sarto Smaldone, owner of the Malta Drive-In, was a mayor who not only lived in the actual city but also was very accessible and friendly. His wife was one of the nicest people I've ever met. What is with these politicians? As soon as they get elected they start to look down their nose at you. Have these candidates ever toured the West Side of the city? Have they ever been to the Jefferson or Vanderbilt Terrace? Yeah they all have huge smiles when photographed in front of new condos being built, but why not in front of the city's little dirty secret the Brentwood Motel? These people have a long to way to go sway my vote. They are more interested in self preservation than actually executing the duties of the office for which they have been elected.

Monday, May 21, 2007


They often say "everything changes", I agree. You get a little older, new replaces the old etc...but one thing that never changes is endless supply of summer stories that result from a summer of general buffoonery spent in Saratoga Springs. Mark Twain once said, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco", well the most inebriated summer I ever spent was an August in Saratoga. It's not so much a drunk fest, as it is more of a reunion. A time to catch up with friends, family, and people many thought dead. The phrase "look what the cat dragged in" is used on a daily basis. The track is open and Caroline Street is the premiere night time destination. The porch people begin to make appearances about mid-June in preparation, and anticipation, for the tourist season. Porch People for the most part are veterans of the summers and prefer to engage in their fun in the comfort of their own domiciles. I, for one, come from a long line of porch people. Their are different types of porch people, there is the family oriented types. These types like to congregate as a family and take in the evening. Secondly, you have the younger crowd. This crowd tends to play the music loud and carry on through out the night. Lastly you have the heckling type of porch people. These types heckle family, friends, and strangers alike. You should consider it a privilege to have an insult hurled at you by these people. Bull-horns and tacky decorations have been known to be used in the fun of the summer. I remember a calender once titled the Porches of Saratoga, sadly not one porch person's stoop was featured in that calender. You see readers Saratoga has long denied it's proletariat roots. Wannabe blue-bloods have tried for years to turn Saratoga into some snooty suburb. But spring will always turn into summer and July always to August. And the porch people will always be stick that in your Volvo you Montessori School, non children disciplining, unfriendly, false sense of entitlement, soy milk loving idiots

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The White Street Times is seriously considering backing Jane. We are very much against the water plan. We also are wondering why so many are against Stewarts selling the property on the corner of Union Ave & East Ave. There was a petition against it at 5 Points Store. We believe it is an eye sore with the gas station and pumps.

White's Own...

...Jane Weihe is a Saratoga Springs Democrat who was recently endorsed for finance commissioner. Weihe, 49, will run for the seat on the City Council presently occupied by independent Matthew McCabe, who chose not to run again. In November, she’ll face Republican Ken Ivins for the two-year position, which pays about $14,500 a year.
Weihe has numerous affiliations and is a long-time member and former leader of the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee. She was the party’s unsuccessful mayoral candidate 20 years ago. “I have always been concerned about protecting the beauty of our city,” the White Street resident said. She’s running to protect the charm of the city, she said.
Weihe called the estimated $67 million Saratoga County water plan “poorly thought out” and “a massive waste of taxpayer money.” She graduated from Skidmore College and the state University at Albany. She retired in 2005 as a Social Studies teacher from the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School System.

Also running for this seat is long time Saratoga resident Greg Ballard. Greg "Big Daddy Fatty" Ballard is a dark horse in the race being solely endorsed by me Carl Baxter.

Also running for Recycling Commisioner will be long time Presidential Arms resident Mi Ngyuen. She will be running on the "Where's my wood-carbow" platform.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

My staff will now be checking out Jane and her platform. Thanks Ben

Friday, May 18, 2007

The White St. Times was not aware anyone on the Street was running for public office. Who are they

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Frank Matrazzo

Frank Matrazzo was a mountain of man, loud and boisterous. At the same time kind and ready to lend a hand. Frank's past was clouded in much mystery and was subject to outrageous rumors. One rumor was he was a shot putter on the 1972 U.S. Olympic Team and was one of several athletes who, inadvertently, helped the Palestinian terrorists into the Olympic Village. Another rumor was he was a champion Funny Car driver in the Sun Belt Circuit. These rumors were of course not true. However Frank's past is a checkered one. Frank was born in Corinth, Mississippi in 1942. His father Herucle was a brick layer and his mother was a homemaker. Frank was quite the cad when growing up. He stole cars, farm equipment, and committed several after-hours grocery store burglaries. His talents were noticed by local crime boss Jack Hathcock. Hathcock owned and operated the Forty-Five Grill and was the reputed leader of the Dixie Mafia. Frank seamlessly fell into the roll of debt collector and excelled at this role. After Hathcock was murdered and Sheriff Buford Pusser's crackdown on their operations, Frank relocated to Memphis, Tennessee in 1967. It was at this time when Frank was working as a security guard at the Grand Ole Opry he met Red West, famously of Elvis Presley's entourage the Memphis Mafia. Frank fell right in with Presley's crew, he was known throughout the group for his ability to drink tequila by the bottle and eat 5 whole chickens in one sitting. It was one night in Las Vegas when Frank was on one his tequila binges that he donned a cape and began inpersonating Elvis, Presley so liked the performance he himself would wear a cape the rest of his career while performing. Frank was also the inspiration for the group's motto "TCB", which stood for "Taking Care of Business". Originating from when Frank was asked to perform a task or was given an assignment he would respond with "TCB boss". Elvis even had this painted on the tail section of his private plane, and even gave out "TCB" gold necklaces as gifts. Frank would stay with the group until Elvis' death in 1977. It was at this time he and his wife, Julia who he met while she was visiting Graceland from Saratoga, NY, moved to Saratoga. Frank began a landscaping business and began to raise a family. Frank at the time of Elvis' death was a suspect in at least 17 extortion cases involving him and Red West bribing Memphis area DJ's to play songs of bands they were managing, one band was rumored to be a up and coming southern rock band known a Lynrd Skynrd. Today Frank is retired and is often consulted on landscaping related matters. He designs the floral patterns and rose garden configurations at the Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY. Frank patrolled White Street as a giant among men and was well liked and respected.......

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Joe Scaderi

Many of you knew Joe as the old drunk guy who used to ride his bike, after a few cocktails, singing and swerving up and down White St. Well the world knew Joe as a famous lounge singer, going by the stage name Eddie Sabitini. His best selling album was "Eddie Sabaitini Live at the Breezy Point Lodge 1958", this was his most famous performance. The Breezy Point Lodge was located outside Kennedy Airport and was a frequently visited place by travelers. During his performance "Eddie" spotted Rosemary Clooney. "Eddie" proceeded to do a flawless drawn-out rendition of Clooney's song "Hey There". It was rumored that they later entered into a love affair, Clooney would divorce her husband, Jose Ferrer, in 1961. "Eddie's" career never reached these heights ever again, he continued singing in dive bars and was a frequent guest act at Siro's in Saratoga Springs, NY. Although he did have a bit part in the movie Tony Rome starring Frank Sinatra in 1967, playing a lounge singer. "Eddie's" career hit cult status when Bill Murray's character on Saturday Night Live "Nick the Lounge Singer" was solely based on "Eddie's" career. Murray even did a parody of the Clooney episode but with Murray singing to Linda Ronstadt. Bobby Darin was quoted as saying, "When I go I want Eddie Sabitini to sing don't Rain On My Parade at my funeral" in 1971. Unfortunately "Eddie" would fulfill this request not 2 years later. "Eddie" was inducted into the Crooners Hall Of Fame, located in Skokie, Illinois, in 1976. Joe was a great performer and a fine member of the White St. fraternity.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Thanks Carl.

I do remember that odd girl, now I know she was Mr. Dominick's sister. Did his father have false teeth?

Did you know that McGyver grew up on the corner of White St. & Stratton? Also there was a family who lived down near Nelson Ave. They had two boys and a girl. Seems to me I remember the police at that house often. Troublesome boys.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

The singing walker was heard again today around 7:30 am. Still trying to determine what song is being sung. Plenty of noise early at house on corner of Clark & White. The least they could do is to uncover windows so one could get a look inside at the renovations. Soon will be new activity with coming and goings of new apt renters. Last Summer there were a bunch of yahoos. Soon also old lady will be on her balcony. She does have some good times there with friends.

Thanks to Carl Baxter for info regarding James Hanna. Does he remember someone named Mr. Dominick? If so enlighten us White St. residents about him.