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Robert Ariail

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Definitely a class act. It’s too bad we don’t have more politicians of his caliber. RIP Ed.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ed may have been both Loved, and Hated, but he was NEVER Boring!

  3. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 1 year ago

    I’ll always remember him for the phrase “If it’s brown, flush it down; if it’s yellow, let it mellow.”

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    I wondered who’d be the first to post the ubiquitous clouds and Pearly Gates ’toon.

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago


    well said.

  6. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago


    I don’t understand why I’m unable to post my full reply, which contained quotes from the following “obituary” in the Gay City Times. (GC suddenly doesn’t like my formatting? The word “gay”? Or will my post suddenly show up 4Xs?)

    In any case, read the link, scroll down to where they discuss Koch’s run for Mayor against Cuomo in ‘77, and you’ll learn why there was no love lost between Koch and both Cuomos.

    Ed Koch: 12 Years as Mayor, A Lifetime in the Closet

  7. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    First of all, I’m a born and bred NY’er. So I know what he did to improve my city. How about you?

    Second of all, Koch was both a pragmatic Democrat and a pragmatic politician, more than I can say for the current crop. (Yes, until 2002, I also considered myself a pragmatic Democrat, and Koch (and Clinton, and Gore) always got my vote. Today I consider Democrats the Party of liars and hypocrites. But I digress…)

    “Koch was non politic…, love to hate, hate to love, love to hate,hate to love…”

    This is just gibberish. There were only two factions that hated Koch. Union leadership and Radical Gays. Most NYers loved him. He saved us from Abe Beame’s bankruptcy. And he told it like it was. Then Dinkin’s F’d it up again.

    But then, from someone “from the left”, I’m not surprised you give a pass to (both) Cuomos for waging a campaigning against a “homo”. Selective indignation has become the hallmark of your party. And then there’s the fact that he endorsed Booosh. That must have really breezed your shorts. (Oh, and he was waaaay to much a supporter of Israel. Another no-no in the New Democratic Party.)

    BTW, I had the pleasure of working with Hizzonor once, and he was a class act. I’ll miss him.

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