Wednesday, June 30, 2010

If only he would veto more. More on the budget vetoes. The revenue portion needs some line item vetoes!

Well, Mr. DiNapoli, what is your response?

Rick Lazio on how he would run the state.

More on the Dodd/Frank disaster, more here and here.

With all due respect to the Republicans, reach into your own wallet, and do what is RIGHT! How serious are you if you need taxpayers to pay for your trip?

Finally! It only took 70 long days. The Heritage Foundation has a plan.

Thomas Sowell on the US Supreme Court's ruling on gun control.

Elena Kagan and here, this will make you think about her future decisions.

Uncharted waters.

Good news and Great News!

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Wall Street Journal excoriates the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill and we couldn't agree more.

The Heritage Foundation on Elana Kagan. And Kagan loses in the Supreme Court.

Chairman Long to Chairman Ralph Lorigo resign.

Could Congressman Weiner lose?

The Supreme Court protects Americans ruling all Americans have the fundamental right to bear arms.

And New York continues to hurt New Yorkers, while they bury proposals that would not pass on their own.

One of the reasons the New York budget has problems. And a way to fix it.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

Gen. McChrystal is out of a job this week after his ill-advised interview with Rolling Stone magazine, as he should be. I can think of a few others whose job performance isn’t up to par...

First off, the U.S. Labor Department, where the top priority seems to be advocating for illegal aliens (advocacy that’s paid for by our tax dollars, of course)...

And then there’s Sen. Chris Dodd, who admits to having no idea what he’s doing.
“No one will know until this is actually in place how it works,” Dodd says of the sweeping Big Government overhaul of the U.S. economy that he masterminded, and President Obama is expected to soon sign into law.

Keeping their fingers crossed seems to be the Democrats’ new governing strategy.

The Obama Administration and Vice-President Joe Biden aren’t doing such a great job with the full and total transparency they promised.

Will the U.S. Senate do its job and
ask some tough questions of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan? Don’t count on Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to step up to the plate.

In Washington and Albany, the politicians are bound and determined to tax us like there’s no tomorrow...

At the Conservative Party, our message has not changed: Spending is the problem... taxes are not the solution. The Heritage Foundation and Rep. Paul Ryan are both on the job when it comes to pinpointing the exact spending problems facing America, and what we should do about it...

Here in New York, Andrew Cuomo is doing a bang-up job – assuming his job is hypocrisy...

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Looks like New York is planning on taxing everything in sight. We need you to contact your legislator and tell them NO NEW OR INCREASED TAXES the only acceptable way to close the gap is to CUT SPENDING. This is an election year and they need to know that you are fed up with them taxing, taxing, taxing. Speaker Silver wants to continue taxing to throw more money into education...with the billions being spent in education, our children are not receiving a better education. We need accountability, not more money given to the multi-levels of bureaucracy in education. Another way to help our children have a good education is to have their Mother and Father take an interest in their education, by letting divorce become easier in New York State, our children pay the price.

Various articles on the McChrystal departure here, here, here, and here.

Mr. President, you stand alone at the G-20 conference.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Not surprising, Gen. McChrystal has been relieved of duty in Afghanistan. The bigger problem is outlined in the Heritage Foundation's article Obama's Leadership Vacuum.

More problems in the BP oil leak as two helping in cleanup die and an undersea robot bumps vent causing BP to remove cap that was containing some of the crude. Have you seen this reported by the media...don't hold your breath.

Are they kidding? Mexico should be more concerned about taking care of their own problems by ending the drug lords control of their country than what laws Arizona passes to protect their citizens.

No surprise here.

I'm pretty sure that this is not how the $8000 first time home buyer's credit was supposed to be used: "A common scam had multiple taxpayers using the sale of a single home, with each claiming the credit. One home was used by 67 tax filers, the report said. In other cases, taxpayers got the credit for sales that happened before the tax break started." Read more here. Without the credit, home sales have slipped 33%, another sign of a very weak recovery.

The surprise here is that the Democrats control both houses and the Executive Branch and it is even more dysfunctional. How do they explain all those years of blaming the Republicans and Conservatives for the dysfunction?

More bad news for New Yorkers. No matter how they resolve the budget, rest assured the democrats will hit your wallet again and again. Call your legislator and tell them NO MORE TAXES, CUT SPENDING. Governor Paterson states pretty clearly that he will continue to tax New Yorkers at every level possible.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

News from the Conservative Party Candidates: Rick Lazio, Harry Wilson , and here and Jay Townsend, all representing new leadership for New York.

Heritage Foundations thoughts on Afghanistan and Thomas Sowell on the Degeneration of Democracy.

Shame on our Legislators for voting to help terrorist. Does being re-elected really mean more than protecting the citizens of this once great state? Who truly believes that the budget will see one penny from the Indian Reservations? Not us, nor the NY Post.

The VAT goes up again in Europe! Taxing isn't the answer in Europe, America or New York!! Government is not our saviour....government cannot solve every problem...and those who keep thinking it can are doomed to failure.

Millions of our dollars unaccounted for in a program that should not have one taxpayer penny!

Monday, June 21, 2010

What does the Independence Party stand for? David Seifman has a good part of the answer in his column.

Michael Goodwin opines on the morass in Albany.

Mayor Bloommberg understands what would happen in New York if they pass the so called "medical" marijuana and rightly says "It has nothing to do with medicine".

Brendan Scott's article on the proposed outrageous increase in the cigarette tax (hope you read our press release sent out on Saturday). This from the National Taxpayer's Union on the proposed outrageous tax.

Guess it isn't only cigarettes that are not taxed on Indian Reservations.

Feds apparently have new bank fees on the way.

And the Feds say National Standards are necessary, but don't they really undermine the States?

The New York Post Editorial critiques the roll of unions in today's world.

Sage advice for graduates (and all of us) from Justice Scalia.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Weekly Wrap-up

There’s plenty of outrage in Washington over the BP oil spill disaster, but unfortunately that’s not the only thing New Yorkers and all Americans have to be outraged about this week.

First, about that oil spill... Rahm Emanuel’s strategy – “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste” – is in full effect, with the Obama Administration seeking to exploit this very serious crisis as a way to impose a global warming cap-and-trade scheme.

In the New York Post, Ben Lieberman of The Heritage Foundation explains that this is nothing more than “a huge energy tax that will raise the cost of gasoline and electricity high enough so that we’re forced to use less.”

If you ask me, imposing any kind of “cap-and-trade” energy tax will do more long-term damage to our entire nation than even this terrible oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. What do you think? Give your opinion in our new Weekly Poll.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton announced during an overseas trip that the Obama Administration will sue Arizona for trying to rein in illegal immigration. Unbelievable – well, actually, all too believable, I hate to say.

The sad state of New York’s finances is enough to make any taxpayer furious...

... and according to Americans for Tax Reform, Gov. Paterson is not letting this crisis go to waste.

But at least the trial lawyers are making out okay, right?

And in addition to fiscal madness, New York is also faced with “reefer madness,” thanks to the sham “medicinal marijuana” campaign that is really a crusade to legalize ALL marijuana.

Of course, the fiscal irresponsibility in Washington is appalling too.

But at least Sen. Chris Dodd’s well-connected friends are being taken care of, right?

It seems there was enough outrage over the NRA betrayal on campaign finance “reform” and free speech to put the brakes on the bill – at least for now...

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More on the NRA carve-out in the new House Bill to limit free speech.

The President's Animosities by Daniel Henniger.

Crude Politics: The drilling experts speak out on the Obama deepwater moratorium.

An Offer BP couldn't refuse?

Follow Me Where?

Cap and Trick?

Isn't it interesting that President Obama has $1.2 billion for walking and bicycling while those in the Gulf region will be dependent on BP's survival as a company?

Maybe this explains President Obama's misguided beliefs.

Help me out here, Andrew Cuomo did not accept the WFP line because it is under investigation, yet has no problem accepting the Independence Party Line? Does he not read the newspapers?
Mr. Attorney General, the Indy Party has an ethical/legal problem also!

Something is tragically wrong when the State Senate looks for money by legalizing violence and then passing an untold number of bills condemning violence.

Prosecutor and others explain the problems of "medical" marijuana in New York State. (Just look at the repercussions in other states...there is no such thing as medical marijuana.)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Looks like we are not the only ones upset with the NRA. The WSJ also comments on the misguided NRA. All 2nd Amendment supporters must contact the NRA.

Some believe, if this bill become law, that the federal government will be able to shut down the Internet. While the Internet has many aspects that are undesirable, the thought of the government being able to shut it down is petrifying. If enacted, how long before something similar happens in the United States?

Required reading from Walter E. Williams, from Jonah Goldberg and from Betsy McCaughey.

An interesting NPR poll. An even more interesting LA Times Editorial. The President has to know he is in trouble when the LA Times turns on him. The Heritage Foundation calls it a Crisis of Competence.

News flash for Sen. John Sampson: No you don't!! Borrowing only prolongs the problem! CUT the spending. Regarding Speaker Silver's comments on school districts cutting to the bone....not in my district. It is time to eliminate the top heavy management levels.

The budget needs to be resolved and it is time to revist the Conservative Party Plan to Halt the Demise of New York.

Obvioulsy, some judges are the problem as well.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

All 2nd Amendment supporters, had best remind the NRA there is a FIRST Amendment!

Would Speaker Pelosi spend this much on office space if it came out of her personal checkbook?

A Flotilla for Peace by Ronald S. Lauder and Stanley S. Chesley.

A must read (on energy) from the Heritage Foundation. Another must read by Thomas Sowell.

This from the man who would not allow reporters at his speeches!

Dennis Prager: The Bigger the Government, the Smaller the Citizen.

Monday, June 14, 2010

In case you missed Peter Johnson, Jr. this morning on Fox and Friends, you can see his analysis of the WTC Investor Controversy.

The President is looking to put us even deeper in debt, read this, this, this, and this. Mr. President, where do you think this money comes from? Didn't you take any economic classes at Columbia? Government does not produce money, it is only capable of taking money from people and quite frankly, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY LEFT TO GIVE YOU! Sorry about "shouting" but he obviously doesn't understand any think else!

The Heritage Foundation on Government Bailouts. Steven Malanga on "America's Municipal Debt Racket" And from the WSJ "Politicizing the Fed" More on Elena Kagan.

Obamacare: You are losing your plan. And here.

John Fund on Nancy Pelosi's newest revelation: Ethics are overrated. (This from the woman who was going to have the most ethical congress ever.)

9/11 equals the BP oil spill? The Daily News has a poll -- obviously non-scientific -- that agrees with the President. (Currently 81% of the respondents think the comparison is valid.) How anyone in their right mind could is beyond me. A deliberate act to bring America to her knees is equal to shoddy workmanship by Deepwater Horizons is hardly equal.

George Marlin on New York's budget morass. Legislators just do not get Washington or New York State....we do not have any money left...cut the spending NOW!

Another really bad idea! Borrowing does not solve the spending problem. Cut spending NOW. First thing I would do would be to end member items....and this is part of the justification.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

The predominate news this week has centered on the BP Oil leak devastating the Gulf Coast and highlighting the Presidents lack of leadership . It took him 52 days to meet with the families of the 11 men killed in the explosion, his golf games and music celebrations ere obviously more important.

The meeting with experts to find out who to blame is contrary to what the President told graduating students ...but why should that surprise any of us, as he used “double-speak” to get elected.

Investor’s Business Daily hits the target with this “It isn't often that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says something right, but when he calls the latest round of economic sanctions from the United Nations Security Council "the same as pesky flies," he's hit the target like one of his Sejil surface-to-surface missiles.” Charles Krauthammer agrees.

Our debt continues along the path of Greece according to all reports and expressed by Congressman Eric Cantor recently.

New York’s budget is not resolved and apparently, the Democrats who are in total control of New York State are looking to borrow again! The deficit is real and spending must be cut across the board. Even if the national economy turns around (which is not likely to happen soon) New York will not be able to recover if its spending is not severely curtailed, so New York’s Legislators must make the necessary cuts now. A temporary shutdown is being discussed but without permanent spending cuts, New York will face far more that a temporary shutdown.

New York’s budget is not the only controversy this week. The Empire State Building is refusing to honor Mother Teresa’s 100 birthday on August 26. They also refused to honor the Marine Corps in 2008. Do they realize that their freedom to do so is a result of the sacrifices made by untold numbers of Marines. With so many serious problems in this world, doesn't it make sense to honor those who have made our lives better? Certainly the Marines have and Mother Teresa, in her devotion to the poor, the sick and the dying made the world more aware of the need for care for those less fortunate. A lesson that has faded somewhat since her passing and could be rekindled with the Empire State Building changing its mind.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Our message is being heard and understood around the country. When will New York's government follow suit?

Abortion on Base. "This is another example of a stealth measure that has become a commonplace tactic in a Democratic Congress bent on sneaking through unpopular legislation."

"Only in the Obama administration would a public official sanctioned for a form of malfeasance be honored as a speaker by the same organization that sanctioned him."

Kagan's threat to gun owners.

How the White House is making oil recovery harder. Drilling moratorium is a jobs moratorium.

Karl Rove on "voting present".

Isn't this interesting...

Are homeless being counted twice?

George Will has some thoughts on the economy.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New York needs two new U. S. Senators and Jay Townsend is the candidate for Chuck's seat. Let's retire Chuckie and Harry Reid. Labor is losing its influence so the possibility to retire both of them is real! Chuckie thinks this won't hurt NY.

Shame on Reuters. Let's hope they didn't "doctor" any of this...or if they did that they did not low-ball the numbers as they are astronomical. Bernanke warns of debt crisis. And our President is about to add more!

Dorothy Rabinowitz on the Alien in the White House.

Misguided spending and ObamaCare back in the news.

Stephen Moore on New York's finances.

DeRoy Murdock on funding terrorist by increasing tobacco taxes!

And Thomas Sowell with some random thougts.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Finally Helen Thomas does the right thing!

Another down day for the Dow. Guess Wall Street does not believe in Friday's job numbers.

Fred Barns makes an interesting case for Mr. Obama, but he leaves out the fact that President Obama is a committed liberal himself so his conclusion that a Pelosi loss helps him may not be correct. (Unless, of course, the President will do anything to be re-elected...)

If the President keeps doing things like this and this, I doubt any thing he says will help him.

Another bad move by the President.

Elena Kagan, the President's choice for the U S Supreme Court, on partial birth abortion and affirmative action.

Michael Goodwin on the President.

In case you missed Friday's Krauthhammer's column.

The Democrats are afraid of their constituents?

Port Authority or is it Pork Authority?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

“I’d do it again to save lives,” President George W. Bush said this week when asked about waterboarding terrorists.

Remember those billboards that started popping up across the country, with a picture of President George W. Bush and the tagline: “Miss me yet?”

This certainly makes me miss our 43rd President. I didn’t agree with him on every issue, but he’s a good man and a good leader.

In contrast: Let’s look at what we’ve gotten this week from our current President and his cronies in Congress...

First off: Out-of-control spending and an unprecedented $13 trillion in debt.

According to The Washington Times: “At $13 trillion, that figure has risen by $2.4 trillion in about 500 days since President Obama took office, or an average of $4.9 billion a day.”

Just how bad is unchecked federal spending? The Heritage Foundation has an alarming new report.

The Obama Administration has also given us a strange and very narrow definition of “job creation” in
Pennsylvania and Colorado.

More bad news: Our “leaders” in Albany are following the President’s lead by giving us new taxes –
I mean, “fees” – and an even bigger deficit. Who would have thought that basing the state’s budget on money that didn’t exist might turn out to be a bad idea?

But don’t expect any deficit to change politics-as-usual in Albany.

When it comes to spending too much, raising taxes too high and using our tax dollars to reward their friends and political allies, make no mistake: The liberals will do it again.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Now, on to victory in November!

The GOP still has to complete its convention tomorrow, but today we relish the fact that, as Maggie Hagerman of Politico wrote in her winners and losers column under winners: "Mike Long, The long-serving Conservative Party chairman set the table for Lazio by putting his convention ahead of the Republicans, and his bet paid off."

Rick Lazio after becoming the designated gubernatorial GOP candidate: Andrew Cuomo is not the answer!

Alaska's Governor, Sean Parnell, on the Oil Spill.

The Heritage Foundation on Obamacare's true costs.

Some want restrictions on new federal ethics disclosure.

Every one's too busy?

More people than ever want to be a part of Congress.

Newt on the new culture war and how we are losing it.

More bad news for New Yorkers. Help is on the way!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

We are back and blogging again after a successful convention in New York City that designated Rick A. Lazio as our candidate for Governor of NY, Greg Edwards as our candidate for Lt. Gov., Harry J. Wilson as our candidate for Comptroller, Daniel M. Donovan, Jr., as our candidate for Attorney General, Joe DioGuardi as our candidate to run against Kirsten Gillibrand and Jay Townsend as our candidate to run against Charles Schumer. Congratulations to all our designated candidates!!

What is going on in the Republican convention? The Republican State Chairman wants to create a third party? Wonder how other Republican State Chairman will react to that. Here is how Chairman Long reacted!

Can you say "dead man walking"?

Rick Lazio explains that what voters want is someone who's going to stick up for the average common taxpayer, who will do the right thing, as we did the right thing in authorizing his run on our line.

President Obama and his administration may want to believe that they have no responsibility regarding the Deepwater Horizon explosion that took 11 lives and created the worst oil spill in our modern history, but this article tells a different aspect.

Fox News has reported on a half dozen or more people that have ways to help in the Gulf, but the federal government calls on a director? Just because he films underwater, does not make him an expert on how to contain the problem or clean the water.

Words of wisdom from the NY Post Editorial and Frank Gaffney's two cents.

Will Unions need a bailout? Maybe this is why.