Empire State No More

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

New York, once a top job producer and wage leader, now has all of its major cities in a Forbes nationwide top ten list of cities with the largest wage cuts. NYC, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo all made the list of shame, along with smaller Poughkeepsie. High taxes and low wages? Sign ‘Puter up!

In other good news, the pathetically dysfunctional and self-parodying New York State Senate Democrats fired approximately 200 staff members when they briefly took back majority status. The staffers were fired because they were White, and hiring officials have been instructed only to hire Blacks to fill the vacated positions. You’ve heard of cops harassing motorists for “driving while Black”? Well, New York’s own legislature has now created a new crime, “working while White.” Top that, Deep South!

With apologies to Animal House’s writers, “Poor, racist and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

About 'Puter

Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this. ’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies. The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig. His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred. He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently. Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet. 'Puter suggests the Czar suck it.