The Last New Yorker!

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The Last New Yorker!

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By Nevin Jefferson

 

The Last New Yorker begins with Lenny getting a shoeshine while complaining about how things have changed; traditions are a thing of the past. Lenny is a grand schemer in a suit and hat that touches off his being a Businessman. Lenny is aggressive with charisma and has charm down to a science. He is also loud, rude, and arrogant who shows no respect for his lifetime friend or those who he comes in contact with. He’s a force not to be reckoned with and who’s his own law with his own rules.

Ruben is angry and upset about the state of affairs in his life. His wife of 25 years has been unfaithful to him; he’s not happy camper after finding out about it. It becomes apparent that Ruben has a hard time adapting to the changes of their haunts and stomping grounds.

He and Lenny are the few who are the last of the last from the days of old New York who don’t fit in with the New York of New. He’s fed up with corporatized NYC that he wants to move to Alabama or someplace warm and fuzzy. He wants out! He’ll do it only if his Lifelong Bud will join him at the somewhere new.  

It is at this point that the fast paced physical comedy and running gags passes the laugh baton to next scene in this race of the cleverness of humor. The two men are in their 70s and have no problems keeping up into the hustle and bustle of New York.  They are non-stop, keeping up with the rapid movements and frantic pace of the city, as they become a part of the crowds of the street without missing a beat.  

Lenny and Ruben pass a down on his luck man drowning in the sea of people on the streets of New York offering “Stock Advice” for cash. The middle aged man tries his best to keep up with the two elders who don’t stop they keep moving their way through the crowds.  In a New York minute he manages to bend Lenny’s ear with a stock option tip that would make him a millionaire. Under the same New York minute he slows Lenny down to write down the stock symbol without missing a beat.

The beat goes on as Lenny asks Ruben to pay the Hot Tipster $2.00.for the stock tip that would make him a millionaire. All Ruben has is a $20.00 bill and can’t comply with this bequest.  Without missing a beat Lenny grabs the $20.00 turns and buys a tee-shirt from a street vendor. He gives the man $2.00 and the I Love New York tee-shirt then gives Ruben his change. Out of curiosity he’s asks the Wall Street psychic what did he do for a living prior to this? Upon hearing the answer of Stock Advisor Lenny stops in his tracks and misses a beat! 

Ruben’s warns Lenny about doing bad things that are upsetting to the cosmic of the Universe with bad karma resulting from it. Lenny blows this off of gibberish as the two are seated on the sidewalk of a restaurant. Lenny detests being seated outdoors instead of indoors with the service lacking a personal touch. He tells Ruben about his Mystery Woman (Kathleen Chalfant) who goes to the shop directly across the street from where they’re seated with a good view. The warning becomes a true fact after an incident makes Lennythe center of attention. The apple of his eye is blackened while spying on his Mystery Woman (Kathleen Chalfant) who’s across the street looking towards the commotion and at Lenny with a coy smile.

Lenny’s nephew Zach Sugarman (Josh Hamilton) is a successful Stock Broker with a lavish office on Wall Street. He’s the next younger generation of a businessman who dressed in very loud Hawaii shirt with Dockers slacks topped off with a baseball cap. His uncle rips him a new one while ranting and raving about his appearance and laid back demeanor as a profession. Zach braces himself for the next storm after informing his Uncle that his investment in pork bellies had bellied up leaving Uncle Lenny flat broke. It was at his Uncle’s insistence that he invest all of his money in Pork Bellies. This makes Zach feel bad about it because he didn’t intervene with the better investments.

 Zach tries to an honest effort to make things right between himself and Uncle Lenny by offering him a stack of cash that would make him financially secure for the rest of his life. This is where the Last New Yorker passes the baton to Ruben who ties a bow on it to as he races and jump hurdles of his plots and plans towards the finish line with his lifetime friend.

This is where the Last New Yorker passes the baton to Lenny in his race for love! This is also where the Last New Yorker tells it tales of a first love that’s real love. Lenny found love at 70 and feels on top of the world. Lenny and Mimi’s love life begins on the corner of 38th and Lexington in the big heart of New York. The scenes of his courtship of Mimi, an elegant retired department-store buyer touches the romantic in all of us. New York is the perfect background for a love story and falling in love with elegance. (Remember Moonstruck?) Lenny feels alive with the zest and zeal of Mimi who’s a class act with style and debonair. Lenny compliments Mimi with gifts as a token of his affection towards her.

Mimi is a class act who’s polished with a high gloss that reflects elegance that’s laced with charisma that can charm the skin off of a snake!  She wows Lenny with her character that has soul, style, charm, while cycling in her own comfort zone with everything under control. She’s flattered and touched when Lenny presents her with a token from the heart that says; “I love you!”

The Last New Yorker goes through plot changes, spins, and twists that build up to a surprise ending that’s a real surprise. Lenny, Mimi, Ruben, and Zach all have a “Happy Ending” and get what they wanted and more!! The acting is superb; New York looks its best, the writing and directing seals the Last New Yorker as a classic.

This fantastic independent feature film is a first for Harvey Wang who’s a documentary photographer whose book of portraits, “Harvey Wang’s New York” inspired him to do The Last New Yorker.

The Last New Yorker is a rare comedy filmed in the style of Vaudeville; it has a 70ish top banana Lenny (Dominic Chianese) and bottom banana Ruben (Dick Latessa) banana that gets stuck holding the bag and tabs for all duo’s ventures and misadventures. It’s scripted with quick witted lines that are pure-d-camp. It’s corny with slapstick humor that’s packed with punch lines. These are the comedic elements that build upon the foundation of this hilarious comedy by Harvey Wang.

The Last New Yorker has won awards from City Scape, Finalist First Feature, and the Winner of Audience Favorite Awards.

The Last New Yorker is a great film that’s now on DVD. This is a must have DVD that sheds a different light on becoming an Elder at 70 and still live a full rich life! The Special Features are 2 slide shows, trailers, ringtones, and a booklet on how to buy a suit by Lenny Sugarman.

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Dirty Politics Part II

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Dirty Politics PART II

By Nevin Jefferson

The Dick and George Puppet Show

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After The 8 Years of being Bush-Whacked by the Bush/Cheney Disaster, You the Un-American Pubic finally get pissed then piss on the wrong Political Party! Okay,let’s look back at everything that you,The Un-American Public turned a blind eye to. The time to get pissed was when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President. Clarence Thomas, of all people showed his true to the core Uncle TOM-NESS with his quick decision to pull off this “Vote Fraud” farce that began the screw of the nation part I of 8 years. Did you notice that no White Supreme Court Judge was near this Dirty Political ploy that killed people. This was the beginning of the new Hitler who took away the majority of the Help Agencies and Assistance to those in need for their lively hood, health, and money. He took away the sole income of families, disabled, elderly,and retired.

The time to get pissed was when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq. Along with Follow the Idiot! That became the nation’s greatest game to play while being played. “Countries that went out to play with Dick and George were;Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Countries that refused to join The Multinational Forces  were called supporters of Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction. Countries that refused to join called The Burning Bush “The New Adolph Hilter” with the rest of the World hating; the United States with a passion. It wasn’t pretty overseas for our troop who stopped off in different countries being welcome with protest signs.

The time to get pissed was when a covert CIA operative got ousted with both of her cover and career was destroyed. CIA operative Valerie Plame was the spy left out in the cold and snowed by her own Government. Valerie Plame said that Karl Rove was “clearly involved” in the leak, and she called President Bush out for protecting Rove despite Bush’s pledge that he would “immediately dismiss anyone who had anything to do with this.” She calmly and eloquently critiqued the “creeping, insidious politicizing” of American intelligence and warned that this trend would prove to be disastrous for the nation. Not one eyebrow was raised over this back stabbing, two-faced, cruelty from a United States President.

The time to get pissed was when the Patriot Act got passed. The Act dramatically reduced restrictions on law enforcement agencies’ ability to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial, and other records; eased restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States; expanded the Secertary Of Treasurey’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and broadened the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts. The act also expanded the definition of terrorism to include domestic terrorism, thus enlarging the number of activities to which the USA PATRIOT Act’s expanded law enforcement powers could be applied. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court delivered a mixed verdict relative to this case 03-6696 Hamdi v. Rumsfeld in that it was ruled that the U.S. government has the power to hold American citizens and foreign nationals without charges or trial, but that detainees can challenge their treatment in U.S. courts.

The time to get pissed was when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. The Mass Weapons of Destruction were the Oil Drills that belonged to Halliburton Inc. A Fortune 500 company that Dick Cheney was and still is Chief Executive Officer. Under the  new leadership of the new Adolph Hitler our great nation was bombed as a ploy to start a war in Iraq. A senseless war with people dying and the torturing of Human beings became a sport.

The time to get pissed was Bush and Cheney spent over 800 billion and counting on said illegal war. If you read Section 3, paragraph B, Bush was required to prove to the Congress that Iraq was in violation of UN Resolutions by still being in possession of weapons of mass destruction, and secondly, that Iraq was behind 9-11. Both claims have since been disproved and discredited, and appear to be created by the Pentagon Office at the heart of the latest Israel Spy Scandal. Under United States law, the war in Iraq was illegal. And We the People are not under any legal or moral obligation to pay for it, let alone let our kids be killed in it.

The time to get pissed was over 12 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq. This was the best magical trick ever with 12 billion disappearing into thin air then reappearing in Swiss Bank Accounts and Off Shore Banks. The former U.S. civilian overlord of Iraq, Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, performed this magic of making 363 TONS of newly printed, shrink-wrapped $100 bills disappear. That’s $12 billion in cold, hard American cash! Instead of using mirrors, crooked and incompetent contractors, greedy defense corporations and Iraqi crooks in a government were his props of choice.

The time to get pissed was Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country. Companies were given tax breaks for outsourcing jobs to India and other countries for slave wages. This is where the art of communication went to hell without a hand basket. The Folks in India were Rude and Arrogant with an attitude of heirs and had millions of American enraged. There were no jobs here in the USA and Unemployment was at an ALL Time HIGH! This was the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.

The time to get pissed was when Bush allowed his Corporate Boys Companies to downsize and eliminated positions for a tax break and to help raise profits on their stocks. People lost their pensions and were screwed out of there severance pay. Unemployment benefits were taxed and became an income. The same held true for Social Security and Disability benefits. To make matters worse extensions were no more and the length of time of Unemployment was cut shorter. People lost their sole income with Foreclosures happening left and right. Food Banks went broke from the number of people needing help and no donations in sight. Energy Assistance Programs weren’t able to assist people after Bush slashed this and other social services down to the bone. There was with no help what so ever with to assist millions of people in need. We the people suffered the consequences of doing without. The lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values. Tax Breaks were lavished on the rich who got richer than rich. Nobody said not one word or any vocal feedback at all!

The time to get pissed was after Katrina destroyed New Orleans the victims went without help for 3 DAYS…count them 1-2-3 days! Fox news was there and the rest of the Media got pissed off with Fox news for their coverage of this story that showed that our great nation was uncaring and racist. Bush stood still and silent as bodies floated down the river once he finally arrived in Louisiana. He didn’t flinch once and showed no emotion what so ever. This when the Black Community were convinced that the man was on CRACK! The Black Community got completely pissed and foaming at the mouth after Barbara Bush made the comment that; “People were better off living in the Astros Dome and they should be left there. White America said nothing after giving this all of the airtime it could possibility get. This was when the Black Community decided that the woman had dementia from smoking CRACK with her son.

The time to get pissed was when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance. Bush created a federal budget that cut Medicare to fund billions for that illegal war of his. Bush made it illegal to sue your HMO and gave Insurance Companies free reign to hurt “We” the “People” than help and cure them. The expensive drugs that people needed to stay alive were denied and placing this burden onto to their Insured. The majority of “We” the “People” was and still is on a fixed income and had no money for this. Ridiculous High co-pays were charged once again screwing the person out of their medications needed to stay better and well. Donut Hole Periods was and still is when you lost your insurance coverage for long periods of time randomly. The Department of Welfare stopped giving out medical coupons and put people into a spend down period which meant no Medications for the Terminally Ill who needed their medications to stay alive and well… Medicare was cut to the bone with people losing their Healthcare from their Government. My health took plunge when I lost my Healthcare after falling into the Donut Hole. I went from having an undetectable viral load (which meant that there’s not a trace of the virus in your body) and High CD4 Cell Counts. To a viral load in the millions with a CD4 Cell count of 50. I also started suffering from the Opportunist Infections-Nausea, Fatigue, and Diarrhea. I also have chronic Depression and hyper-active which had me a nervous wreck without my Anti-Depressions. The count almost went to 200,001 US Citizens who died who had no Health Insurance. With that one being me!

Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined. Add this to illegal wars, (we didn’t catch Bin Laden), lies, corruption, the horrible conditions at Walter Reed, illegally wiretapping, torture, job losses by the millions, and stealing your tax dollars. All to make the rich richer and creating the worst economic disaster since 1929. All of these low down ploys were okay with you, the reality of not helping fellow Americans in need. The People, who were sick, got sicker, sickest then died is perfectly fine with you.

You the Un-American finally got pissed beyond believe when a Black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. In present day people should have got pissed when The Republican Party voted to stop emergency extensions for Unemployment. This meant that 2 ½ million people would have been without any financial assistance. They denied their State Stimulus Money for Mortgage Assistance. People got pissed when President Obama overturned their decision. And what does the a big part of Americans do vote the Poison Tea Party and the Racist Republican and their followers into Office and giving control to them. People didn’t get pissed while being pissed on. And they’re still enjoying the golden showers from the Corrupt Racist Republicans and the Corporations that rule them.

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Dirty Politics…The Dick and George Puppet Show!

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A Saga Series:Part I

Dirty Politics-The Dick and George Puppet Show!

By Nevin Jefferson

This is a Saga Series about the Bush Administration that was like Holocaust complete with a new Adolph Hitler who took away a majority of the Help Agencies and Assistance to those in need for their lively hood,health,and money. He took away the sole income of families,disabled,elderly,and retired. What does one do when your only source of income is taken away from with nowhere to go for help? Where does one go for food after a great number are closed or run out food for a week or longer? What does one do when they can’t get the medications that they need to combat the terminal illness that they have? Necessaries of our well being were taken away by the Rich who wanted to rid the World of the poor,sick,and needy. This series is told through the eyes of a Black Gay Man who’s HIV+.

With the help of the Corrupt and rotten to the core Corporate America and Dick Cheney conspired to get his “Puppet” George “Dimwit” Bush into office twice by way of Voter Fraud and a strangle hold on the Electoral College. Up to that point,my mindset on voting was that “We” the American “People” casted the winning vote with our ballots that decided who would get to live in the White House. That and that the Electoral College was used only if the race was neck and neck between the candidates or a tie. Overall “We” the People found out that our votes didn’t count nor did they matter. Say what chumps? So throughout the years of voting for a “New” President that yours and my votes never came into the total tally of votes and weren’t the deciding factors in who “Wins.” This was the first of many mind screws and lousy screws without a kiss that were slammed repeatedly into us from the Puppet Master of The White House. Dick’s Dumber than Dumb Dummy was George the “Burning Bush” a county bumpkin with the stupidity of a dimwit from the land of Dumb Acres . Dick’s DUMMY character made Mortimer Snerd,a buck-toothed country bumpkin of Edgar Bergen’s dummy character look intelligent with a High IQ. Stupid is what Stupid does and boy did George ever with the lines from Dick’s lack of mind laced with greed and pending doom for “We The People of Screwed!!

Under the destruction of the Bushwhacked Administration our great nation went to hell without the hand basket. At the end of his term Dick and George left a national Debt stood at $10.626 trillion It increased $4.9 trillion during Pres. Bush’s 8-years in office. This Debt pin-pointed the policies of President George W. Bushwhack. By the time President Obama took office, he had a one-year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. Most of this was the result of not paying for two major tax cuts skewed to the wealthy, and a worthy but expensive prescription drug program that wasn’t paid for. President Obama took over the Oval Office amid a crisis, and the effects of the recession that put a $3 trillion hole in his budget before he even walked through the door. The National Debt has so far increased $2.4 trillion. When you put $13 trillion in perspective and wonder what one could buy with this money: It would buy 16,270,337,922 top-of-the-line IPads, 34,210,526 Rolls Royce Phantoms, or 83 Googles at its current stock price.

Their first act of the Dick and George opened with Bushwhacked going overseas where he defied the U.N and formed The Multinational Forces. The “Follow The Idiot!”Countries are;Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Countries that refused to join The Multinational Forces were called supporters of Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction. Countries that refused to join called The Burning Bush “The New Adolph Hilter” with the rest of the World hating; the United States with a passion. It wasn’t pretty overseas for our troop who stopped off in different countries being welcome with protest signs.

The Mass Weapons of Destruction were the Oil Drills that belonged to Halliburton Inc. A Fortune 500 company that Dick Cheney was and still is Chief Executive Officer. Under the new leadership of the new Adolph Hitler our great nation was bombed as a ploy to start a war in Iraq. 2,976 people were killed in the 9/11 attack and 6,000+ were injured. Numerous people got sick afterwards from the elements in the air. Halliburton Inc. had a contract to rebuild Iraq’s oil lines that was canceled which was why a War was called against Iraq. Halliburton Inc. still managed to rack up on the oil in Iraq as well as the other Countries that joined forces with The Corporation States of America. Turn about was fair play when the oil wells were set on fire which caused many CEO’s to cry as their profits went up in smoke.

The press was tipped off about 9/11 being reported to Bush by the C.I.A. on 9/09. Bush ignored this report and other warnings from reliable sources. MSNBC reported that the Afghanistan War was planned before the 9/11 Attacks. The war plans for Afghanistan were on Bushwhacked desk on 9/09.Two Asian countries were going to combat the Taliban from the front. After being informed about 9/11 Bush showed no compassion or concern and went back to reading a book about the adventures of a Goose to a full classroom of colored children in the 4th grade who were 8 years old.

Was their public outrage about Bush doing nothing to stop the attack on 9/11?”

No!”

Were charges bought against the man who was responsible for 2,976 deaths and 6,000+ injured?”

No!”

Was their a call to impeach?”

No!”

Why?”

Because,this nation is owned by Corporations including the News Media of both Print and Network Broadcasting. The 9/11 conspiracy theory was planted into the minds of Mr. And Mrs. America and everyone else with the lie of a Terrorists attack. “We The People” had their brains washed with this utter nonsense with all spins of sensation by Press and Newscast Media that had the America people living in fear. The other reason that Dick and George got away with this is because they’re WHITE!

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