In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here is yesterday's post in Pirate Talk:
Look, I be knowin' that tharrrsometimes dismal exist'nce can be busy, and a bottle of rum! Heck, I have 3 minnows b'low4, and a bottle of rum!
But if all ye do be be a parrrt-time Legislatorrr and not have any otherrr job, ye can at least rrread th' budget prrroposal given t' ye, and a bottle of rum!
In a tale in Newsday, it be rrreveal'd that tharrrin th' budget prrroposal ferrr next yearrr therrre be salarrry incrrreases frrrom yon th' County Executive t' th' County Clerrrk, and a bottle of rum!
The budget prrroposal be a public document, and a bottle of rum!
Schmitt as Minorrrity Leaderrr werrre bein' given a copy, and a bottle of rum!
This be what in th' name o' Davy Jones he said t' Newsday about th' rrraises "Minorrrity Leaderrr Peterrr Schmitt said he werrre bein' "disappointed" that tharrrSuozzi did not be tellin' th' legislaturrre about th' rrraises, which brrrackish werrre in th' salarrry lines o' ev'rrry elect'd official in a "telephone-size" supporrrtin' budget log, and a bottle of rum! "I have always been supporrrtive o' th' notion o' salarrry incrrreases," Schmitt said, and a bottle of rum! "I thin kie e'errryone be underrrpaid rrrelatively speakin', but this be not th' starrrboarrrd way, and a bottle of rum! This be sneaky, and a bottle of rum!"
"I thin kie th' subject o' salarrry incrrreases be somethin' that tharrrshould be discuss'd wit' public trrransparrrency as a stand-like an isle item and not hidden away like this,""
Whoa! How in th' ol' salty sea be puttin' th' rrraises in th ebudget b'lowits own line "sneaky?"
Sneaky would have been hidin' th' rrraises b'lowa differrrent budget line, and a bottle of rum!
Maybe Schmitt should jus' rrread th' budget, and a bottle of rum!
Ye know, do his job, and a bottle of rum!
Last time Schmitt werrre bein' lazy about rrreadin' a prrroposal, Nassau County lost $70million, and a bottle of rum!
Aye!, th' budget be "telephone-size" which brrrackish I guess he means telephone log-siz'd but it be Schmitts job t' rrread it beforrre votes on it, and a bottle of rum!
Did Schmitt want some bilge rrrat t' log a Cliff Naytes verrrsion ferrr him?
To parrrapharrrse Schmitt ferrr his rrresponse t' Suozzi's State o' th' County Addrrress aforrre this yearrr "Peterrr, Do, and a bottle of rum! Yourrr, and a bottle of rum! Job, and a bottle of rum!"