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WNY’s Funniest Home Videos

Forget Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Our next big splash on ABC could be on America’s Funniest Home Videos, thanks to this heavy lifting display by State Senator Antoine Thompson.

The senator also recently presented this huge personal check for $275,000 to People With Possibilities, to combat gangs and guns. That’s a big signature.


  • Chester

    Behold the power of the Internet to contain humiliating tidbits.

    Those enormous checks, printed to resemble personal checks really get my goat. That money is not Senator Thompson’s. It simply isn’t and it’s patently dishonest of him to parade around with those checks as though it is. It’s is money from the State of New York, collected through taxes, fees, etc. collected from all of us. It’s simply fraudulent to print the check that way. Just another sign of the complete contempt in which the legislative branch in this state holds the citizenry.

    But here’s a question AV could do a little research on – do all legislators print up the checks that way, or is Antoine on his own in this regard?