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Wife sez: Chuck Schumer from suit
NY DAILY NEWS ^ | July 20th, 2006 | JOHN MARZULLI

Posted on 07/20/2006 10:17:02 AM PDT by neverdem

She's married to Sen. Chuck Schumer, but if you're suing city Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall, leave him out of it.

A judge has ordered a name correction in a lawsuit filed by ex-Staten Island ferry Capt. Michael Gansas that refers to her as "Iris Weinshall-Schumer."

Weinshall, a defendant in the suit, doesn't use Schumer's name.

"A motion was filed to correct the caption, as part of a larger motion to dismiss this case, since the commissioner's name was wrongly stated," said Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kay Sarlin.

Brooklyn Federal Judge Leo Glasser granted the city's request for the name correction, adding, "I don't think there needs to be any discussion about that."

Gansas, who was fired for refusing to cooperate in the investigation of the ferry crash that killed 11 passengers in 2003, is suing to get his job back.

He was AWOL from the wheelhouse when the assistant captain lost consciousness, allowing the Andrew J. Barberi to ram a dock on Staten Island.

Gansas' lawyer William Bennett insisted he was not being mischievous by making such a pointed link between Weinshall and her politically connected spouse.

"It was not a subliminal message," Bennett said yesterday. "I thought it would be proper to use her full name."

Spokesmen for Weinshall and Schumer (D-N.Y.) did not return calls for comment.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; democratparty; irisweinshall; nepotism; schumer; weinshall; weinshallschumer
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City commish Iris Weinshall called for fix when lawsuit tabbed her Weinshall-Schumer.
1 posted on 07/20/2006 10:17:03 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

So this is the way Schumer got into such a direct line to the big bucks paid by the Mob to have free-reign on delivery and pickup in NYC!


2 posted on 07/20/2006 10:19:25 AM PDT by muawiyah (-/sarcasm)
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To: neverdem
God,leave it to Schumer to marry a dog like that.
3 posted on 07/20/2006 10:21:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: neverdem

Chuckie's married? Who knew? I've never heard of her and with all his marching in gay parades, I always thought he was a little sweet.


4 posted on 07/20/2006 10:21:51 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: muawiyah

The hyphen makes the entire name the legal name doesn't it? She would have to go to court to change it.


5 posted on 07/20/2006 10:22:32 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The only good Mullah is a dead Mullah. The only good Mosque is the one that used to be there.)
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To: neverdem
She's a man, man!
6 posted on 07/20/2006 10:23:50 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Scatology is serendipitous.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

If she never used Chuckey's name there's no problem. Looking at this ol'gal I suspect that was a weekend of drinking he'd rather forget.


7 posted on 07/20/2006 10:25:08 AM PDT by muawiyah (-/sarcasm)
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To: neverdem

The name should be more like Weinshall-Miskeit


8 posted on 07/20/2006 10:25:29 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (Jesus a perfect 10 v. Allah 0)
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To: neverdem; Victoria Delsoul
Weinshall, a defendant in the suit, doesn't use Schumer's name.

Well in the interests of fairness, I don't blame her for that! :-)

9 posted on 07/20/2006 10:26:17 AM PDT by HitmanLV ("5 Minute Penalty for #40, Ann Theresa Calvello!" - RIP 1929-2006)
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To: muawiyah

Well Chucky doesn't look like he would be on the front or back cover of GQ either.


10 posted on 07/20/2006 10:26:22 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (Jesus a perfect 10 v. Allah 0)
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To: muawiyah
If she never used Chuckey's name there's no problem.

She doesn't, and he never mentions her either.

They do a pretty good job of not showing any appearance of impropriety (in other words, they cover their tracks well, and keep everything hidden).

Chuck and her also, very very rarely make any kind of public appearances together.

11 posted on 07/20/2006 10:33:00 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: muawiyah
So this is the way Schumer got into such a direct line to the big bucks paid by the Mob to have free-reign on delivery and pickup in NYC!

The mob has pretty much lost most of the carting business in NYC, they had their backs broken on it.

Delivery and pick-up or garbage hauling and carting, is pretty wide open.

12 posted on 07/20/2006 10:34:59 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Sonny M

It only seems that way. They still run the business through third parties ~ their "legitimate" relatives who are incharge of the "investments". Ever check out who holds the mortgages on those privately owned garbage trucks?


13 posted on 07/20/2006 10:36:55 AM PDT by muawiyah (-/sarcasm)
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To: brooklyn dave
LOL! For those of you who weren't raised with Yiddish-speaking grandparents (like me), Miskeit means "ugly".
14 posted on 07/20/2006 10:37:55 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Gay State Conservative
"God,leave it to Schumer to marry a dog like that."

I hope they haven't had any kids!

15 posted on 07/20/2006 10:38:14 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: neverdem

Gawd, I almost feel sorry for Chuckie.

Wait ... I'm over it.


16 posted on 07/20/2006 10:39:19 AM PDT by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: mass55th
I hope they haven't had any kids!

If they did,I'll bet that they make Chelsea Clinton look like a world class beauty by comparison.

17 posted on 07/20/2006 10:39:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: mass55th

Charles E. Schumer (D)

District 9 (Parts of Brooklyn and Queens--Sheepshead Bay; Forest Hills)

BORN: Nov. 23, 1950, Brooklyn

EDUCATION: Harvard U, B.A., 1971, J.D., 1974

FAMILY: Wife, Iris Weinshall; two children

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/images/NY09D.gif&imgrefurl=http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/NY09.shtml&h=114&w=84&sz=6&hl=en&sig2=lprsxobfReA6OpKdzT83AQ&start=18&tbnid=qk42MsfnRIIcOM:&tbnh=81&tbnw=59&ei=R7-_RO6ZCMiKaYOchJoK&prev=/images%3Fq%3DIris%2BWeinshall%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN


18 posted on 07/20/2006 10:40:18 AM PDT by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: neverdem

A duck could walk across that gene pool and not wet a feather.


19 posted on 07/20/2006 10:41:13 AM PDT by IamConservative (Who does not trust a man of principle? A man who has none.)
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To: neverdem

Separated at birth from kd Lang?

20 posted on 07/20/2006 10:42:35 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: neverdem

21 posted on 07/20/2006 10:43:11 AM PDT by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Maybe she comes from money....


22 posted on 07/20/2006 10:46:18 AM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: brooklyn dave
The name should be more like Weinshall-Miskeit

Or Weinshall-Wemeetagain.

23 posted on 07/20/2006 10:47:14 AM PDT by LexBaird ("Politically Correct" is the politically correct term for "F*cking Retarded". - Psycho Bunny)
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KT gets KO'D in newest poll (Clinton's female opponent in NY's Pubbie Primary)

New York’s Water Supply May Need Filtering (NYC) quite a piece of engineering

FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list.

24 posted on 07/20/2006 10:47:39 AM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: CheneyChick
Maybe she comes from money....

Money can certainly make up for many sins.Look at Bill Gates.

25 posted on 07/20/2006 10:50:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: andy58-in-nh
Separated at birth from kd Lang?

Actually,she looks more like Paul Simon.

26 posted on 07/20/2006 10:52:10 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: neverdem

If I were married to Schumer I'd leave his name out of it too. And if I were Schumer I'd deny that mutt was my wife.


27 posted on 07/20/2006 10:53:18 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: maggief

It's not a very good picture of her. I googled images of her and, while she's no beauty queen, she doesn't look as bad as that picture makes her look.

http://images.google.com/images?q=Iris+Weinshall&hl=en


28 posted on 07/20/2006 10:53:56 AM PDT by rwa265
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To: neverdem

 

Where have I seen that face before? It's Pat!

29 posted on 07/20/2006 10:56:13 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Gay State Conservative

I had no idea that Schumer was married to Dana Carvey....

30 posted on 07/20/2006 10:56:35 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (Freerepublic - The website where "Freepers" is not in the spell checker dictionary...)
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To: Gay State Conservative

She's actually a spitting image of "Pat" from SNL.


31 posted on 07/20/2006 10:57:09 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Gay State Conservative
Actually,she looks more like Paul Simon.

The ex-singer or the ex-Senator?

32 posted on 07/20/2006 10:57:40 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: maggief

Pffttt! You owe me for a new keyboard! LOL!


33 posted on 07/20/2006 10:57:40 AM PDT by TommyDale (Stop the Nifongery!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Exactly.


34 posted on 07/20/2006 10:59:17 AM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: andy58-in-nh
The ex-singer or the ex-Senator?

Yes. ;-)

35 posted on 07/20/2006 11:15:21 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Iris to Chuckie: "Do I make you horny, baby? Do I?"


36 posted on 07/20/2006 11:15:33 AM PDT by Purrcival ( Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright is just Neville Chamberlain in drag.)
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To: neverdem
Well now, THAT certainly explains Schumer's disgusting personality!

Ouch!
For an instant I felt sorry for the bastard, then I came to my senses....

Semper Fi
37 posted on 07/20/2006 11:22:19 AM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: neverdem

Now I know why Chuckie is always so angry...SHe is an unfortunate looking woman.


38 posted on 07/20/2006 11:32:08 AM PDT by Holicheese (Stanley Cup's new home IS North Carolina!)
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To: neverdem

I didn't know Schumer was gay.


39 posted on 07/20/2006 11:40:31 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

She's Man-Tastic.
I bet Teddy Kennedy would still hit on her.


40 posted on 07/20/2006 11:40:56 AM PDT by Holicheese (Stanley Cup's new home IS North Carolina!)
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To: Holicheese

Beer goggles are dangerous accessory items.


41 posted on 07/20/2006 11:58:02 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Scatology is serendipitous.)
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To: Holicheese

BTW, nice tag line. Check mine out.


42 posted on 07/20/2006 11:59:00 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Hockeytown is Stanley's rightful home.)
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To: muawiyah
It only seems that way. They still run the business through third parties ~ their "legitimate" relatives who are incharge of the "investments". Ever check out who holds the mortgages on those privately owned garbage trucks?

Actually yea, it can at times relate to my current job.

I'm farmiliar with how the mob is or gets involved.

I know a few folks in the "waste disposal" business.

If you want to laugh, the biggest problem the mob has with garbage hauling (and slowly now, also the protections racket) is major corporations or big businesses that simply don't care, and have better connections to law enforcement and politicians.

Mob guys themselves often will whine, complain, and cry about how corporate american is killing their "business" and making it harder to "earn".

The mob, almost always uses 3rd parties and fronts, for obvious reasons, but they are having their fair share of alot of problems now, and have seen their back broken on the carting business, they got their rear ends handed to them on the fish market (one of my friends got a job there years ago through a connected guy, once that place was cleaned out, even alot of legit folks were screwed), and even the fireworks thing no longer makes money for them.

43 posted on 07/20/2006 12:29:37 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: neverdem

Have Weinshall and David Gest every been seen in the same place together?

44 posted on 07/20/2006 12:42:56 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Hassan Nasrallah needs to be kicked in Hezbollahs)
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To: neverdem

In all seriousness, though...I hope she wins the suit. No way should the captain of a ferry that killed 11 passengers get his job back.


45 posted on 07/20/2006 12:46:52 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Hassan Nasrallah needs to be kicked in Hezbollahs)
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To: neverdem
Oh, she's lovely. I've never seen her before. Well lady you're married to quite a guy, yes, indeed you are.

I really don't need a /sarcasm tag do I?

46 posted on 07/20/2006 1:33:05 PM PDT by CremeSaver (Prayers for our Israeli friends.)
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To: Sonny M

"Gansas' lawyer William Bennett insisted he was not being mischievous by making such a pointed link between Weinshall and her politically connected spouse.

"It was not a subliminal message," Bennett said yesterday. "I thought it would be proper to use her full name."

Spokesmen for Weinshall and Schumer (D-N.Y.) did not return calls for comment."

At last, Chuckie is silent and not hogging a photo op!!!


47 posted on 07/20/2006 1:44:30 PM PDT by victim soul
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To: L.N. Smithee
If you do a search on the SI Ferry accident, you will find out that the Investigation by the US Coast Guard said Iris Weinshall was negligent. She was and still is head of the NY DOT that is responsible for the SI Ferry. She knew about all the Problems but only cared about clean restrooms on the Ferry. Nothing ever happened to her because Schumer and Mayor Bloomberg trade employees and God only knows what else. The Families of the Victims (11 dead and many more maimed)are still in litigation with the City of NY. While Chuckie was blaming GWB for the Katrina Problem his wife was negligent in that horrific accident, and nobody(especially that slimy putzhead) ever brought up her participation in the muck up that led to the death and maiming of so many.
48 posted on 07/20/2006 2:33:24 PM PDT by samantha (cheer up, the Adults are in charge,but need Reserves really fast)
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To: L.N. Smithee

I suspect there's a bigger issue here than just the captain's job. I believe the Department of Transportation in the City of New York was found to be grossly unqualified to oversee ferry operations (because the city DOT is primarily involved in streets and traffic, and ended up overseeing the ferry operations as a result of some kind of bureaucratic re-shuffling) -- which means this guy may have a very legitimate claim that the DOT had no business firing him when the agency itself was one of the primary culprits in the incident.


49 posted on 07/20/2006 3:54:57 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: Betty Jane

I think Andrea Dworkin had the same kind of arrangement with her husband.


50 posted on 07/20/2006 3:58:19 PM PDT by rabidralph
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