Steve Katz Compares Sheldon Silver to Joe Paterno

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A freshman Assemblyman took criticism of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to a whole new level today, comparing the longtime legislative leader to former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Assemblyman Steve Katz, a Republican from Yorktown, Westchester County, and known for his outspokenness, announced he will hold a news conference Tuesday to call for Silver’s resignation. Silver has been criticized for secretly agreeing to settle sexual-harassment claims against veteran Assemblyman Vito Lopez, D-Brooklyn. The settlement included $103,080 in public funds.

In the meantime, however, Katz linked Silver to the late Paterno, who came under intense public scrutiny for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child-sexual-abuse scandal. Paterno died in January.

Here’s the relevant portion of Katz’ statement:

“How are Joe Paterno at Penn State and Sheldon Silver similar? They both covered up sexual crimes. They both chose to do the wrong thing so that their professional interests would endure unmolested. Sheldon Silver’s actions are unconscionable. It is time for Speaker Silver to do the right thing and resign. It would be a significant step towards cleaning up Albany.”

Silver, meanwhile, admitted making a mistake with the settlement “from the perspective of transparency,” but has said it was both legal and ethical and made at the wishes of the alleged victims.

Yesterday, he said he would “welcome” an investigation by the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics in order to “allow all of the facts to come out.”

“Those facts will show that any decision by the Assembly to enter into any settlement agreement was both legal and ethical and made out of deference to the wishes of the complainants,” Silver said in a statement.

JCOPE has called a special meeting for Tuesday, but has warned it will likely take place in private.

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  1. The “wishes of complainants” are always mandated, demanded by the offering party. In other words, “How much do you want in order to not make any of this public? Sign this confidentiality agreement and you’ll get your payout.”
    Problem here is it’s NOT Silver’s money, it’s ours!

  2. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    Bravo! Mr. Freshlyman! Well done. Now You are well-spoken ( what the Society calls ” OUTSPOKEN”,!,

    I think its wrong to CALL ” This Freshman Assemblyman” names…

    He did go out to speak he is speaking from inside! I am listening and The People of New York are listening!

    Let me refer him as ( unlike The 99% LIBRAL PRESS EMPLOYEE REPORTERs of 10% to 29% CONSERVATIVE PRESS OWNERS! And, the Soup of AMERICAN Media is well spoiled! In the end ( in our orgy parties ) when Men come dressed in Mini Skirts looking more beautiful than a girl ( Perhaps! The Readers are thinking I am Bluffing! No! If anyone think I am lying ASK OR GOOGLE who is the TOP PAID FEMALE FASHIONS MODEL?…

    Go right now and read! Guess what its a Man! I want to bet 10000000 Dollars drawn on a Bank in Texas, USA.

    So what I was saying is that ( in those Orgies ) where The Media Firm Employees and The Lawmakers Party when you lift their Skirts they are all Femin! ( LOL) !*

    Just using the ANOLOGY for citing example! ( With due Respect to Women. BUT, ONLY TRUE WOMEN as mentioned in the Bible.)

    Not the women who ” although look like a Woman but actually are Man … ACCORDING to the Same Sex Marriage Act that Recently Passed in Silver Sheldon Assembly; they are cited as Gay and Lesbians!

    HOLD ON A SECOND DON’T JUMP THE TAPPAN SEE BRIGDE ON ME …. Try to be Honest like me!

    Have you any idea How many time I have been mislead by very beautiful girls acting with me! But, they were Men by their own admissions!

    Now! Call me a hypocrite?
    Let’s go to a Church for a Confession!

    When U give respect to The Equality of Homosexuals than they still come on me but I don’t go that direction and prefer Dating Girls ONLY ..

    Still I feel Violated when a Lesbian breaks my heart! But! in all Honesty I MAY go for a threesome with the Lesbian GIRL GIRL COUPLE!

    Why is is so hard to read My Comment when.I get Violated in Broad Day light! You read the News where now in 21st Century MEN are getting raped!

    PLEASE GIVE ME A MOMENT I feel and want to Laugh now! Why? THE NY ASSEMBLY is going to Restrict me from WHEN AND ON WHAT I MAY LIKE TO LAUGH!

    Seriously, let Stop this HYPOCRITE Behaviors;. Now Men like me are asking
    WE NEED THE SAME SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS that Women Described in Bible have in NYS!

    AND, Hey! If Homosexuals Gays or Lesbians hit on me like Lopez hit on the Girls in his Staff at NYS assembly and SHELDON secretly wrote a CHECK using. GOVERNMENT MONEY!

    $100000 + Change! May be I can make a 100 Grant every time I get harrassed by Gays!

    Is this Assembly for All Americans Right?

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller

  3. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    I heard some noise! Asked My Secretary…
    She said ” Oh! That noise is from Outside The People in Federal Republic of Germany are chanting:
    Steve Katz! …..
    Steve Katz!…….
    Steve Katz!…….

    That’s good! The Globe is waking up! After all all SHELDON’s and HABIBHASAN’s KOUSINs are not the same! It’s only the ( few ) like ” those who stick together types like the Ones Trade Marked in Pearl River, NY ” are the One who use hate to ” stick” together!

    BREAKING NEWS FROM OUR BUSINESS DESK
    The Stock Prices of Vaseline Petroleum Custard and Jelly has just reported their quarterly earnings…
    They Say The Company made a huge loss! And, according to Former FED Chairwoman Rainbow ( who is an Analyst at Our Press ) The Reason of ” the drop in sales of Vaseline Product ( and Not Products ) is because when People ( the few ) are using HATE AND HYPOCRISY while ” ….. No Matter What This Town And It’s People Stick Together”!

    HOWEVER! ( when the US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ) when heard that directly from The Town of Orangetown Hall … they were curious to learn ” what do these People do when Laws are Violated? Do they Still ” STICK TOGETHER” and ” TRY ABUSE OF OFFICE TO INTIMIDATE Americans? ( that don’t stick with them) and. DONT LOOK AWAY their illegally activities under ABUSE OF Town.Hall Position?

    Please stay tuned!

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller

  4. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    Hi! Mr.Stick Insect! Are you related to The Hamlet of Micheal Angelo Pearl River! I am sure ” You are an American who does not ” stick Together No Matter What Bunch of The Ones who Got Dropped mistaking in the Hudson River ! LOL! Entourage to Barbados From Ireland’s Port! ( HISTORIC FACT For Reference Please Google ) …

    And, just because of those few ” the Town gets a Bad Name ) BUT I AM AN EDUCATED WRITER, And, I can see THE DIFFERENCE!

    Remember!… In ROCKLAND County Little League THERE was a Woman Apprehended for ACTING RESPECTABILITY,; BUT stole THE CHILDREN MONEY ALMOST MILLIONS! Her Picture was several weeks on The Journal News Website!

    THAT a typical healthy profile: ( there are many out in Rockland) The Coincidence is all have the Same health, dress like 13 Year Old Girls, Have the Same Haicut, are all very hate in the first look that put at eye contact, are very curious for what reasons ( THAT IS A MAJOR TOPIC AND FOUNDATION ) WHY and for Who! These Ladies are in.a bulk ad bulky and ARE MOST HATE MONGERs than Their Male Counterparts! ..

    They may look like ” Secular” but deep Inside its something else! This needs deep findings on Real Life Facts! Actual names are required to be changed if the Research is Funded!

    There is a pattern of a FEW! only a FEW who are ( indirectly controlling the entire Hamlet ) don’t know what they have or doing that the Residents just not speak up to them!

    Ever seen them all in One Room? Go study next time! The DOJ will be so happy that may give an.award on the Reseach! And, that Reseach can Role Model like a Drone over America’s Domestic Afganistan in Rockland County! LOL! Seriously, no joke! No one pays attention!

    But, just look around its all hoax!

    HABIBHASAN-An.American Storyteller

  5. He won’t listen to me, David O. Maybe he’ll listen to you. What you’ll probably get is a discombobulated 5000 word Cuckoo’s Nest declaration of Thomas Jefferon’s laundry list.

  6. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    Why ( is that what ) The Rats dont do while Digging Holes in America and Violating The Federal Laws of The United States and Disrespecting its Constitution?

    Let’s do this ( Bring Me Your License to Practice Medicine ) that ( each time You keep Prescribing me Pills ) in White Plains! I will Publish you The Address in this Block! It’s a FEW Blocks away from The Bus Depot !

    And, meanwhile I don’t have time … Please check at The Pharmacy in. Hillcrest, NY if any of the ” Pills ” are still available; LAST TIME IT WAS REPORTED IN THE JOURNAL NEWS that ” all the Pills were Dispatched in LIEU of Humanitarian Grounds SHIPMENT to Congreeman of Haiti’s Country ( after 10 Years if The Earthquake) over there! A large number of AMERICANs very really curious ( like Rats ) what exactly was in the Shipment? ….

    I will be more grateful than I am!
    Merry Christmas!…

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller.

    NOTE: DO YOU TAKE THE PILLs too? Do they work? Why not Share Them with Silver Sheldon and Lopez!

    Let the American People see you size you up! But don’t go to Texas! Please! ….

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller

  7. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    THE TWELVETH COMMANDMENT:
    Thou Shall Respect Your Own Father ( if You Know Who Your Daddy is or was. SIMILARLY ALSO RESPECT THE AUTHOR OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and THE FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE of The United States!

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller

  8. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    A Summer Block Buster
    NOW SHOWING IN THEATERS NEAR YOU ( OR INSIDE YOUR COUNTIES INCORPORATED BUSINESS KNOWN AS GOVERNMENTs ALL ACTORS IN PERFECT COORDINATIONS COVERING AND LOOKING AFTER EACH OTHERS CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES BEFORE THE FEDS ARRIVE THE INFORMATION AND 911 CALLs RECORDSs ARE FILTERED ALL AROUND THE ROCKLAND COUNTY!

    SEX IN THE ASSEMBLY”

    TIME MAGAZINE uses its MIRANDA Right to Remain Silent ” Although CNN Money calls it BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN US ! ( Are you kidding me ? )

    V.J. Machiavelli calls it ” a smash hit” and
    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller says ” I agree! ”

    LOL!
    ( Laughter )

  9. just the facts on

    the continual harrangue from the american story teller is ruining this site for legitimate
    discussion I will no longer be commenting on anything until such time as the moderator,
    if there is one, deltes his posts

  10. “legitimate discussion”? on Lohud? Thanks for brightening up my day with laughter. You must be one of those guys who thinks this site actually means something. And imagine if Greg Ball would have attacked the head of the senate……….

    “He’s attacking people that we need for help”!

    “He can’t get along with people”!

    “He’s putting on a show and making enemies at our expense”!

  11. KATZ STOLE THAT COMPARISON FROM ME…I POSTED THAT ON LOHUD RIGHT FROM THE START MORE THAN ONCE…KATZ IS A THIEF.

  12. He stole it from you? If you’re so brilliant, you had better consider copyrighting your “work.”

  13. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    Wow!…. besides what’s going on in The STATE of New York and What has It’s Political Process Turn into since that ” Guy From Long Island” screwed it up by falsely ( BREAKING THE PROMISED Agenda and Taking The United States into The Second World War and later Making The American Nation Just Numbers …

    And, such that almost all ADMINISTRATIONs that Followed can add Salt and Paper to ” THE PERFECT UNION ” and by 21st Century’s where MAGAZINES COVERS across Our Nation FLASH COVERS ENTITLED ” America Changes Course”

    And, ” JUST THE FACT is of the Opinion that HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller is ruining this site for legitimate discussion I will no longer be commenting on anything until such time as the moderator, if there is one, deltes his posts” ….

    Now! Ladies and Gentlymen! What do you call or determine if this is how a FEW Individuals ( and I really respect everyine from the bottom of my heart) and this PARTICULAR ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR are EXCLUSIVELY DIRECTED AT ME!

    And, if I call ” particularly this type of labelling only towards me! MAY BE JUST THE FACT IS ACTUALLY JUST AN IGNORANCE …

    I want to write a little more details but ( MY GENERAL COUNSEL at MY LEGAL AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE DIVISION has advised me ( not to comment on an on-going matter of investigation regarding THESE TYPES OF RETALIATION and SOME CLASSIFIED Portion that will need s FEDERAL JUDGE Permission!

    Why ” PEOPLE WHO FAKE THEMSELVES UNDER NAMES CARVED IN EITHER A DESSERT OR A CAVE DI NOT RESPECT MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!

    The Supreme Court can hear A Real LANDMARK case when filed and I Promise all 93 UNITED STATES JURISDICTIONs will Call me a Hero! This County of Rockland and what’s transpirs here is TRANSCRIPTED in a Paper Trail longer than the distance of the Tappan Zee Bridge! Let’s not cross lines of The Rule of Law and Stop Disrespecting The Supremeacy of The US CONSTITUTION.

    I am no Pataki, Spitzer, Patterson, Coumo, Lopez, Sheldon, Just the Ignorant or a Rat!

    I am not Rating America! I am not the One Crossing Both Sides of The Bridge for $5.2 MILLION and only three Bids! I am not the One Writing $ 60,000 US Dollars Retainer to only One FIRM and ENGAGING IT to do UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITY to clean the Toilets for Self Appointed PIMPING ! I am not the One Changing Hats in Rockland Country and Town Governments by ( secret deals )!

    HERE IS ANOTHER BIG EXAMPLE OF MY ACCURACY and THE NEW DIMENSIONS OF INTELLIGENCE – By Habib Hasan ( the Essay that I am compling! People who Know Me, My Trust, Integrity and Honor from The Famous CNN MONEY Top Places in US..

    AND, PARTICULARLY The Ones Who Respect Me and My Care and Commitment To This Soil know How well informed My Analysis is !…

    Here! A FEW days ago I wrote ( about 4/5 Days ) about this THE Freedom of The Press, OUR Constitution and MENTIONED THAT ” perhaps the American American People are not aware of the Activities of Patch ( an AOL ) catering!

    GUESS WHAT! Today! around mid-day PLEASE GOOGLE what happened at PATCH ? WHO RESIGNED!

    I really request ” MY FELLOW WRITER JUST THE FACT. to actually recall my FIVE DAYS AGO COMMENT about PATCH and Role of The Press and Rockland County…

    And! Figure out HOW GOOD I am!

    It’s scary! But, anything for The Republic that I made mine, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, My Country and SO YOU KNOW AMERICANs ARE MY PEOPLE! And I AM THE PROPERTY OF CONTINENTAL AMERICA!

    Next time! When you ” threath The Modrator of This Blog regarding Me or Simply In Violation of The US CONSTITUTION! AND DO NOT FOLLOW THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT ( i.e THOU SHALL RESPECT HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller and his KOUSINs ) !

    With your ( Just The Fact ) Clear and Present Danger to destroy my Reputation a SHOW CAUSE may arrive as a Gesture of My Beloved Friendship! I never bluff! And 90% of The Rockland County know Who I am AND My Principles and Stands For Our Country! It’s all available in Archive in this very Blog!

    I assure America that there is not one thing not one thing that I may have written is either not a Fact or Inaccurate! Bring Me one ” item” just one that where what I said is wrong?

    If I was a US TTORNEY my Conviction that I may have Prosecuted May have been similar to The NJ Governor and MY COUNTY’s District Attorney !

    Concluding! Ladies and Gentlemen , My Other Respectable Fellow Writers and Reader
    PLEASE JOIN ME IN ACKNOWLEDGING THE 13 YEAR OLD GIRLY THREATH MADE BY OUR FRIEND WRITER TO THE MODERATOR OF THIS BLOG….REGARDING MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSED OPINIONS…

    Let’s take ( JUST THE FACTS 13 YEAR OLD GIRL Threat of Not SUBMITTING any further of HIS COMMENTS as A BLESSINGS FROM THE LORD AND NOT ONLY THE GREATEST FAVOR HE WILL BE DOING NOT ONLY TO THIS BLOG BUT TO OUR NATION AND OUR COUNTRY!

    And, while Saying MY FAREWELL I Salute him!
    Thank You! Just The Facts… Thank you very much!

    We all love you so much! LOL! ( JOKE) !

    LAUGHTER
    LAUGHTER
    and loud LAUGHTER!…

  14. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    Henry Kiddinger says Hi!…

    NOTE: After all ( who dragged President Richard Nixon in Chairman Mao’s Rat Den? HERE! We are The Republic is faced up; is that B@$%&*d’s Policy Making!

    It’s Hoax! I used to Read his Work but after his snile Book ” DOES AMERICA NEEDS A FOREIGN POLICY ” I had to throw up! And, if this Old Fart is Our ( every President’s National Security Adiser” THEN I AM THE Pope of Rome! ( Joke ) !

    And, That China Rat Hole! Has screwed Our entire Structure of Economic Development! And, anyone just call Henry Boy a name ( for e.g Rat ! Why take America inside the China Rat Hole? ”

    TRUE FACT
    GO TO THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND SEE HOW DEEP UNDER GROUND PRESIDENT NIXON HAD TO WALK PASSING TUNNELS AFTER TUNNEL AND FINALLY MEET MAO!

    I just don’t talk! I check the Facts and then talk!
    And, ( no offence THAT’S The Cow Boy in me! After all I AM from The West! I did not arrive in the US last night on.the Boat! I ain’t no rat!

    Enjoy reading!
    And, Remember! America cannot afford incompetent short sighted and selfish Individuals in Offices of Public Trust and Oath ( on.Bible ) competent!

    It’s American Elections for America not the other Country! Right! Wake up and Face The Facts and Keep the Eternal VISION ON!

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!
    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller

  15. The JN boys better do something about HASHISH-ASSAN or I’ll join Just the Facts on the sidelines. Free speech indeed, but we don’t allow anybody to stand up in any forum(movie theatre, ballgame, Council meeting) and go on and on in matters unrelated to what’s at hand,.

  16. Serves all you right wing whiners: YOU elected a dogcatcher as your state legislator and he could not create one piece of real legislation to brag about

    So he throws dirt with his hind legs after sniffing up some backsides

  17. Hey Dogcatcher, Jimmy Zee, Keep Ur Little P, etc., or whatever name you use this time – you make the most heinous, child-like anti Astorino insults, then you say stop the insults. Pathetic.