Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Peter Regan's heartfelt assessment of AG Eric Holden's and the Administration's decision to hold the KSM trials in civil court, is a must read. Planning has begun for a December 5 rally in New York City at Battery Park (not yet confirmed) by interested parties, The Bravest, YAF and the families of the terrorist attacks, to oppose the trials being held in NY's civil courts. As more details are available, rest assured, we will let you know. The WSJ also opines on the outrageous decision to hold a civil trial and more here.

Governor Paterson certainly never should have signed the budget passed by the legislators, and for this he deserves criticism and should shoulder the responsibility of his poor judgement. It appears that he is trying to rectify the situation and since the Legislators are not making the necessary cuts (they are considering more taxes) they should give him the ability to cut across the board. Jacob Gershman gives some insight as to why the Legislators may be reluctant in cutting back.

Under the not surprising category: Obama shatters spending record for first year president. The poll numbers are reflecting the people's displeasure of his spending.

While spending time with your families this Thanksgiving, please take a moment to thank our Veterans for all the have done to keep our families safe. Many organizations want to help our veterans but they also need our help.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Albany politcans will be going home for Thanksgiving without resolving the budget deficits, what a surprise! They will return again on Monday, with more per-diems being paid for doing nothing. If you've received a moving violation in the last year, you know the consequences of breaking the law and more importantly you know the increas in the state surcharges.

Government deficits doing more harm on the federal level. And the housing crisis will continue to harm the economy as Thomas Sowell writes here.

John Gizzi has some insight on New York politics.

Sen. Joe Liberman digs in on the public option...(he shoud have dug in prior to Saturday's vote)

The biggest story of the day is without doubt the emails between those who would have us believe that global warming is at crisis level.

Set your VCR, TIVO or DVR's to HBO at 10:00 PM tonight for Real Sports! You won't want to miss the segment on Matt Long.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Without regard to what the people of the United States want, the 58 Democrats and 2 Independents in Congress voted to allow Senator Reid's Health Care Bill to move forward for a full debate. What a disgrace, some sold out for pork, and others just so they would have it both ways. This bill only needs 51 votes to pass the Senate now, so 9 Senators can vote no, "on principle", tell their constituents that, and hope to be re-elected. The point remains, if they had not voted on Saturday night to move the vote forward, they would have been intellectually honest. Shame on them!

In New York State, it looks like some business-minded democrats are getting fed up with the WFP. Quick, somone should tell them they will soon be just as disillusioned with the Independence Party.

More on the ACORN front.

Articles previously overlooked that certainly deserve attention here and here.

Back here in New York, Michael Goodwin is calling for the return of "Boss Tweed" which, while it is a little tounge-in-cheek, is a pathetic assessment of our Legislature. Fred Dicker writes how they "all hate each other". And if anyone thinks, AG Andrew Cuomo, is the knight in shinning armour waiting to bring New York back to its glory days, they must read this.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

We had two big national stories this week.

First off, terrorism. We saw two outstanding takedowns of Attorney General Eric Holder’s absurd decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in New York – one from Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and another from columnist Charles Krauthammer.

The Bush Administration saw the War on Terror as a global effort to take out the terrorists and protect America. The Obama Administration sees it as an episode of Law & Order.

And how does President Obama himself view the U.S. military?

“You guys make a pretty good photo op,” the President told a gathering of troops in South Korea.

Of course, Obama was in Asia this week. Here’s a translation website, so you can find out how Obama might say things like “I,” “I love me,” and “I’m great” in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

The other big story: Health care.

Harry Reid has introduced the Senate version of ObamaCare – and as the Post points out, this is NOT good news for taxpayers.

Want to read it? All 2,000+ pages? FoxNews has posted it on their site. Read the whole thing, and you’ll be ahead of most Senators.

The Heritage Foundation has a look at the five major flaws of the Reid bill.

Here in New York, the Hoffman race may not be quite over...

And our state’s fiscal crisis is far from over.

Unfortunately, our elected “leaders” are following the same strategies that got us into this mess in the first place: They’re either pushing for higher taxes and more debt, or they’re just ignoring the problem and focusing on boneheaded measures like this that make government bigger and do nothing to control spending.

Even with all this bad news and frustration, we do have plenty to be grateful for. I hope that you and your family have a great weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Twice rejected by voters, yet President Obama wants to give him a lifetime appointment as a federal judge. Somebody in his inner circle has to educate the President about the fact that when people reject a candidate, they do not want that same candidate handed a lifetime appointment.

Another bad idea by this administration!

The Senate Health Care Bill is 2,074 pages and has to be read, and more importantly understood, in just 34 hours?

Both Houses have worked on the health care proposals all year, but the question remains, if passed will it be constitutional?

The NY Post Editorial has it right.

Is Rudy running for office, if so which office?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sen. Harry Reid plans the first vote tonight (to more the bill) on the Senate version of the health care reform bill. So much for public review. The government continues to blunder payments and suffers from extreme mismanagement in agencies, yet we are to believe that health care will be different. Health Care Reform, as proposed, must be stopped; our health will not survive the mismanagement government creates at every level.

Political dissent is okay in China and not in the United States?

John Stossel makes his argument against Bill O'Reilly. Chalk this one up for Stossel.

Walter E. Williams has a very timely history lesson for us; one that we must come to terms with. Will we continue to be a country run by its people or have we already ceded to the elite?

AG Eric Holder defends the indefensible.

And Bob McManus defends our troops!

While the Working Family Party continues to harm New Yorkers.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The book tour begins for Sarah Palin who mentions the 23rd CD in her interviews.

With all of the problems in the federal government, why would anyone trust them with health care, especially when gimmicks are being used. And problems down the road. Does Congressman Weiner even know there is a problem?

And what about the Stimulus Bill in non-existent congressional districts?

Here in New York State, Bill Hammond writes of Albany's Hot Air. And the NY Post writes of job killing.

Thomas Sowell says it well once again. Cal Thomas writes of the problems in having KSM brought to New York. Larry Kudlow writes of the economic conundrum that the administration faces in China.

Monday, November 16, 2009

It may be that the outcry from drivers has eliminated the requirement for new license plates, but I would not count on it yet. If this article is correct, it is obvious that certain members of the Legislature have not learned that the only way to resolve the financial crisis is to CUT SPENDING, NOW. E. J. McMahon addressed the Council of Industry with some solutions over the weekend.

Despite what is being written about the federal deficit and that the current administration will focus on cutting it in 2010, I'm not the only one who has doubts about their resolve.

Those in charge of Congress certainly seem poised to destroy our health care system. Is there a doctor in the house?

No doubt this time, it certainly was a bow!

Michael Goodwin writes that "This trial is an error" and more on that bad decision here.

The field is growing for the 2012 presidential elections and the Guardian UK writes of "firebrand" women who strike fear into liberal America.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

As Shaun Marie noted yesterday, more votes are showing up for Doug Hoffman.

We’ll be watching that story over the weekend and through next week. In the meantime, let’s think about what else turned up this week...

We discovered new reasons to suspect that the Ft. Hood massacre didn’t have to happen – that somebody, somewhere should have realized the threat posed by Nadal Malik Hasan.

We’ve found out about the PowerPoint presentation, and the gunman’s contacts with radical cleric Anwar al Awlaki. This should have raised some serious red flags.

We found new reasons to suspect that the “pro-life” provisions of Nancy Pelosi’s monstrous health care legislation can’t be taken seriously.

Pro-abortion Democrats are already vowing to eliminate any limits on public funding of abortion – and there are ways they can do it... which gives conservatives even more motivation to fight this bill in the Senate and make sure it never gets close to passage.

We found a new appreciation for the extraordinary leadership of President Ronald Reagan, as we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall... and a new realization, unfortunately, that Barack Obama seems to think everything is all about him.

President Obama didn't go to Berlin to commemorate this important victory for freedom - but, as The Washington Times notes, that might be for the best.

We’ll be posting any new information we receive on the 23rd congressional district vote tally. In the meantime, have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The New York Post Editorial poses a question that we would like answered as well. And to think these are the people shaping the minds of our children in college.

Two thirds of people surveyed believe the stimulus bill is a flop.

More problems in the House health care reform bill. Economic booby traps hidden within the bill will continue to harm any hope of an economic rebound soon.

Karl Rove writes about what the 2010 elections and if it will be a referendum on the Obama Administration.

File this under "are you kidding me"?

The horriffic actions of Hasan must be fully understood to prevent anything like that from happening again.

Will Doug Hoffman run again? The numbers are narrowing since election night.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day ~ 2009

"It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country ... in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired. But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives -- the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for their country, for us. All we can do is remember." --Ronald Reagan

We thank you for your service, for the sacrifices you and your families make on our behalf and you are always in our Prayers. May God bless you and keep you safe so you can return home to the safety you have provided to all in the free world.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We commend Congressman Bart Stupak for getting his amendment to prohibit federal funds for abortions passed, however, it is far too soon to celebrate. If the Senate passes a bill to reform health care, we have no guarantees that the conference committee will honor its passage. How did your Representative vote? Newly minted Congressman Bill Owens voted against it, what a surprise!

Is the health care reform bill truly about health care or government dependency?

How far is the Obama Administration willing to push the envelope? And deny what really happened at Fort Hood? Who will ask the question, how many returning service men and women did he harm in his counseling sessions? Why is the press determined to make him a victim? Because Dr. Phil believes he is? Instead of listening to Dr. Phil they should be listening to Rich Lowry and Ralph Peters!

Can Conservatives Win?

NYer's will ultimately lose if legislators fail to make necessary changes.

Thomas Sowell has the quote of the day "If politicians stopped meddling with things they don't understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than anyone in either party advocates." Read the rest of his article here.

Happy Birthday US Marine Corps ~ Semper Fi

Monday, November 9, 2009

In case you haven't heard, newly-elected Congressman Bill Owens broke 4 campaign promises in his first hour in Congress. If only the voters had a crystal ball.

The Senate Democrats are at it again. Please contact your legislator and tell them the time to CUT SPENDING is NOW!!!

The Buffalo News agrees and calls on you to take action.

Some are reporting that Health Care is DOA in the Senate, don't believe it. We must make certain our voices are heard, loud and clear, that we do not want government run health care, this year or ever. The WSJ on Line writes of Saturday's House vote.

Why is the President too busy to be in Berlin today? Is Michael Goodwin shedding some light on the President's problems?

Why isn't AG Andrew Cuomo looking into the blatant misuse of public funds and trust?

Kudos's to the NYPD, where are the State Police on this?

Ralph Peters had the courage to speak the truth in this article! Our prayers are for the deceased, their families and for those who witnessed the actions of a deranged man and must live with the horrific memories. Never again!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The US House of Representatives is about to vote on the most expansive, expensive legislation to change our health care, today, Saturday, November 7, 2009. From all analysis, the "Brad Ellsworth Amendment" is a sham and even NY Democratic Congressman McMahon stated in today's NY Post that "he is troubled by its tax hikes, cuts to Medicare, impact on small businesses and failure to control soaring health-care spending."

What you need to know about the Pelosi Health Care Bill:


Friday, November 6, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s been a busy week here in New York, and there’s already been plenty of analysis of the 23rd District, and what it all means.

You’ve probably read most of it, and at this point you might even be tired of hearing about it – and as you’ll see from this week’s wrap-up, there are plenty of important issues still in play... which means there’s not much time for endless Monday morning quarterbacking.

I said this after the votes were counted: Conservatives didn’t lose the seat, the Republican Party lost the seat by picking and allowing and funding a candidate that wasn’t in any way, shape, or form respectful of Republican policies and principles.

If Republicans had nominated a true conservative – a real Republican – in the first place, that seat would be Republican today.

Bottom line is, it’s not our job to blindly follow any party establishment. Our job is to promote and defend conservative principles. That’s what we did this past Tuesday, and that’s what we’ll continue to do. I’m proud of our efforts.

And conservatives have a lot to celebrate in
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(And of course, some New Yorkers are very happy right now:

But more than anything, remember this: Our fight is far from over.

There could be a big battle this weekend, as Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama are desperate to get a Saturday vote on their health care “reform” proposal:

This government takeover of health care will raise taxes and cost jobs – and as the latest unemployment figures show, that’s something we can’t afford. Unemployment is now up above 10 percent:

And you know all the promises and all the facts and figures we’ve been hearing from the Obama Administration about the liberals’ health care agenda – how their plan won’t cost too much, how it will provide coverage for all? Think you can trust them? Think again.

Just look at how they’ve fudged the numbers about the stimulus bill, and how many jobs were “created or saved” by this massive spending spree:

You can trust the Conservative Party to take on the political establishment and the liberals, and to do what’s right for New York’s taxpayers.

Thanks for all your support, and have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Somebody please explain to me why the Democrats are selling Health Care Reform as if every second counts when it come to protect citizens, yet have a six month wait for "uninsurables" The Heritage Foundation writes how to do Health Care Reform the right way: While Rep. Steny Hoyer predicts the House will pass the Pelosi bill now that AARP has embraced it. Perhaps none of the changes will matter since it may be impossible to get an appointment with a doctor if Congress is successful in changing the health care system:

Karl Rove analyzes Tuesday's elections: and Daniel Henninger has a good article as well:

Bob Bellafiore writes of a "2010: A perfect voter storm" in the NY Post and John Faso writes of "NY's tax revolt"

What is frightening is that I agree with Tom DiNapoli when he says to lawmakers stop treating New Yorkers like ATM's

Thomas Sowell has three articles on health care...; and here

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thank you all for all you did to help on the 23rd Congressional District Race. We certainly made a huge difference for the citizens of New York, meet hundreds of dedicated people who will stay involved and brought national attention to conservative voices. Can you hear us now? You bet they can and will continue to do so. We thank Doug Hoffman for giving the Conservative Party a voice and for making us proud. Doug was fed up and took the bull by the horns and made a difference which should give everyone who reads this blog and the rest of America the courage to do the same thing. You may not be a candidate in one of the most exciting races of this decade, but if you follow Doug's example, you will make a voice at a time.

Kudos's to all who helped, who traveled to the 23rd, who donated time and money, who prayed, who called with encouraging words, who emailed positives ideas, you all make us work that much harder.

The 2010 Campaigns have begun and we are ready!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Today is the day to have your voice HEARD. We have an opportunity to change the way things are accomplished in Washington, DC (in the 23rd Congressional District) and around the country at the local level. We can Take America Back one vote at at time beginning with yours.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Things are happening so fast in the 23 CD, that by the time something gets posted it could have changed already. What has not changed is that liberal Dede Scozzafava endorsed liberal Bill Owens and the question is WHY?

The latest Siena Poll has Hoffman with a 5 point lead and here: (the PPP polls for democrats) With your help and assistance it will be much greater when the polls close at 9:00 PM Tomorrow. Now is the time to send a message to Washington, DC on all the issues near and dear to Americans.

While the 23rd CD is dominating the news, we must be vigilant about other important matters. Lord Christopher Monckton (a climate change expert) cautions the world on the treaty the world is positioned to sign in December. Watch the video here:

The WSJ is calling the Congressional version of the Health Care Reform Bill the worst one ever:

No matter how the Administration tries to spin the stimulus and job creation, the bottom line is the unemployment rate: and here

We salute all who serve on the USS New York (as we do all who serve our Country) but sill mourn the fact that she had to be built. May God watch over and protect all who have answered the call to protect us.