Senator Rubén Díaz: My New Year’s Prayers

Senator Rubén Díaz: My New Year’s Prayers

What you should and already know is that the year 2018 is almost here.   You should know that December 31st while thousands of people choose to spend long hours on Time Square waiting for the Famous New York Ball to drop announcing the New Year 2018, millions of others like me choose to spend that time in church waiting for the New Year on their knees.

It is also important for you to know that it is a tradition that while on our knees, waiting for the clock to strike 12:00 midnight, people are praying making their wishes for the New Year.

Many people present special wishes for their loved ones, their friends, and their foes.   Their petitions to God for things that they would like to see happen during the coming year.

I for one, every year through this, let my love ones, friends and foes know exactly what my petitions or wishes are for them.  So here are my new year’s wishes.

1st  For State Senator Mike Gianaris, I ask that he be motivated to stop a very credible, and an already in full gear, and well-funded Democratic challenger in the upcoming Democratic primaries.

2nd  For the newly elected city councilman, Mark Gjonah, I ask the Good Lord that he restore his peace by removing the anger and frustration he feels, as a result of the treasonous actions taken by his so-called friends and supporters during that last election.

3rd   My hope for Mayor Bill Deblasio is that God almighty remove from him his ill- conceived obsession of restructuring our city streets and putting bus and bicycle lanes throughout the city.   Oh Lord! Let him see that this has only served to create traffic jams and a traffic mess like never seen before.

4th   For the New York State Senate Democrats, I ask that the independent DemocratiConference (I.D.C.) and the regular Democratic Conference learn once and for all that twenty-three (23) plus eight (8) does not make thirty-two (32).    I ask for a revelation, that they realize that 32 joining together does not give the Dems majority, instead it will hand Jeff Klein more power and will lead more members to his conference.

5th    For Governor Andrew Cuomo, I ask that his many trips to Puerto Rico will bring forth the fruits he expects from the millions of Puerto Ricans residing in the 50 states. This will prove beneficial when he decides to run for POTUS.

6th    For Joe Percoco, I ask that he be found innocent of all charges, brought against him by the “Federales”; so that, his good friend and brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo could sleep well and be able to concentrate on his plans in becoming POTUS.

7th  For Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda:  I ask that the New Year finally free him from the “torture” of being in the NYS Assembly, where his talent and education as a lawyer are being wasted.  I ask that when he moves to the NYS Senate his talents as an attorney can be used in the Senate’s Judiciary Committee.

8th    For the City and State weekly magazine, I ask that this magazine be granted the ability to survive without Gerson Borrero’s contribution.   There are many that say that without Borrero the magazine is boring.

9th   For City Councilman Corey Johnson, I ask that he be able to full fill all the commitments and promises he made prior to having be selected as Speaker to the NYC City Council.

10th  For the thousands of livery taxi drivers in New York City, I ask that once and for all The Taxi and Limousine Commission finally recognize their abuses, persecutions, and discriminatory practices imposed on hard working livery drivers.  I ask that the TLC cease such abusive policies.  I ask that they recognize that their actions of entrapments and fines of thousands of dollars for traffic infractions, that are not applicable to regular drivers, come to an end.  Please reveal to them the error of their ways.

11th   For New York State Attorney General Erick Schneiderman I ask that he finally responds to our request for him to take a real good look at who and how the NYS Livery Taxi Compensation funds are being administered. ! Por favor!

12th   For Curtis Sliwa I ask that God grant him healing, much strength and a Speedy recovery.

13th   For Bronx Democratic County Chairman Marcos Crespo, I ask that he continue to be a skillful leader, and chairman.  He demonstrated great leadership and chairmanship when he masterfully negotiated the next city council speaker. He made us proud to be under his leadership.

14th  To NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara that all those feminist leaders and their followers realize that Marisol is a woman and she deserves to be fully supported by them if they are sincere in their movement to promote women.    Oh, Oh, excuse me I forgot that Marisol Alcantara is a Latina woman.

15th  To Freddy “Fredito” Perez, Jr., that many, many, doors keep opening for him, and that he becomes number one (1) in the business.

16th  Last but to least to Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousin, I ask that the New Year brings her the title and honor she, as a well qualified, hard-working African American woman had earned and rightfully deserves, President of the New York State Senate.

This is Senator Rubٞén Díaz and this is what you should know.

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