Friday, July 30, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

This week, Charlie Rangel continued to put New York in the news.

Will Charlie be able to deal his way out of this?

The New York Post says it’s game over for Rangel.

But this week has also shown that there’s no shortage of questionable ethics among America’s political class.

This kind of campaigning is perhaps not unethical, strictly speaking, but it’s certainly offensive and embarrassing.

Speaking of campaigns – congratulations on your contribution to Rep. Alan Grayson’s reelection bid in Florida.

Questions are being raised about the legal and political ethics of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee – but don’t expect Sens. Schumer or Gillibrand to be bothered by these serious charges.

Plenty of questions, too, about the Cordoba Mosque being planned for Ground Zero – specifically, where the money’s come from to build this tribute to Islam at the place where radical Islamic terrorists killed thousands of innocent people.

Rick Lazio wants to debate the issue, and is demanding that Andrew Cuomo investigate the matter, but Cuomo – who generally avoids investigations only when they’re not politically convenient for the left – stubbornly refuses to explore the matter. What do you think? Give your opinion in our Weekly Poll.

Sen. John Kerry’s tax dodge on his $7 million yacht has raised plenty of questions about the hypocrisy of all the leftists who support higher taxes, as well as the wisdom of those taxes.

Will defeated Democrats hold an unprecedented “lame duck” session to push through their most unpopular policies? Some sensible Republicans are trying to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Not that Democrats have much concern for the rule of law, checks and balances or the legislative process, as we can see in their new plans for a “backdoor amnesty” for illegal aliens. Here's more info on that.

The silver lining is, the Administration’s reckless pursuit of amnesty is causing some in Congress to take a look at sensible ways to discourage illegal immigration.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Another frivolous lawsuit by the left. And good words of advice to Ms. Sherrod from Larry Elder.

New chart on Obamacare.

Time again to remember Morning in America.

Daniel Henninger on: Taxes, a defining Issue. Speaking on taxes, another article on how much more you will pay if the Bush tax cuts expire. The AP on the 2011 economy. Letting Bush tax cuts die would kill economy.

The Heritage Foundation on Obama's assault on the Rule of Law.

Did he reach a deal? Is the deal accepted?

Ralph Peters on the forgotten soldiers.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Disappointing ruling from Clinton appointed Judge Susan Bolton, albeit recommended by Senator John Kyl. Governor Jan Brewer on the decision.

We are slowly allowing our Congress to turn America into Venezuela! America has 97 days until it can change its course vigilant. More reasons to elect a new Congress. And then there is Congressman Rangel. While we are at it, the CBO speaks of the Risk of Fiscal Crisis.

Hmmm, wonder what Judge Susan Bolton would rule on this.

Good question to Andy from Gov. George Pataki on Capital News Tonight. How long before Andy answers?

The record is August 11 for a late state budget....will the record be broken this year?

Grading eateries, but not hospitals, another good article by Betsy McCaughey.

Good columns by Michelle Malkin , Larry Kudlow, and of course, Thomas Sowell.

Pension Fund Abuse and the NY Times on Albany has two payrolls.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Kudos to Conservative Republican candidate for Attorney General, Dan Donovan, for rejecting the tainted Independence Party line!! It is not a good sign for the future when the current AG and Gubernatorial candidate, Andy Cuomo, who is trying to run on reforming the dysfunction in NYS is running on the very same line.... so how is he going to stop corruption? Hey Andy, NYS voters are too smart to fall for deception any more!

Sen. Kerry votes to increase taxes and looks for loopholes to avoid paying his share.

Will Congressman Rangle's donations in 2009 help him Thursday when the Ethics Committee formally charge him?

Wow, that is a lot of OUR money for bottle water!

The Heritage Foundation on the Obama Administration's failures.

Connecticut has every right to lure our businesses...however the Members of our Legislature do not have to force them to go! Contact your Senator and Assembly Member and tell the enough...stop pushing businesses out of New York State. Do it NOW, they will be back this week.

Thank you, Jesse Hernandez!!

More kudos to Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

Lots of ups and downs this week...

Confidence in our esteemed leaders in Congress continues to plummet. How low can it go?

And it’s hard to have much confidence in the people who run Albany...

The Working Families Party is trying to build up its image by suddenly being shocked – shocked! – to find that corruption is going on in Albany...

Constituents of Congressman Rangel are losing confidence in him...

Mayor Bloomberg is correct on this issue and we encourage you to join his battle with the Members of the Legislature...You can let us know what you think in this week’s poll question.

Our ability to trust the “mainstream” media continues to decline...

And the liberals’ latest “Recovery Summer” spending spree continues to hold down any actual economic recovery...

Which leads us to what’s on the rise this week – like jobless claims, unfortunately...

And taxes? They’re on the way up... big time.

And that’s driving up divisions among the Democrats in Washington...

And the pro-abortion lobby in Kenya is on the rise – thanks to U.S. taxpayers?

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Heritage Foundation on yesterdays visit in the White House between Obama and Cameron and what the press focused on.

Really, the liberal journal group "JournoList" tried to control media coverage of Obama. And now they want government controls on Fox News? Are we living in Orwell's 1984?

Son of CRA, the scandal lives on.

Mortgage bailout program is a bust.


The White House apologizes to Shirley Sherrod. (No link available yet)

Walter E. Wlliams writes on Making Americans Sick. Hidden in Health Care Bill...a secret tax on gold coins. Would someone explain the correlation?
No wonder Obama's numbers are falling.

Hoffman ahead in poll.

If you haven't signed our gubernatorial candidate, Rick Lazio's petition yet demanding that the NYS AG investigate the Cordoba Mosque... you will after you read this. The Petition is here.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Our gubernatorial candidate, Rick Lazio, has a petition on his website calling on AG Cuomo to investigate the proposed Cordoba Mosque being considered in lower Manhattan at the site of the 911 atrocities. Please click on the link and sign the petition.

Weekly Standard on the proposed Mosque, more here.

The American Standard on Obamacare.

The Washington Times on Abortion returns to the campaign forefront.

If you read nothing else in this article, read the next to last paragraph, as it talks about New York State's income tax. The article suggest that states should eliminate their income taxes, nine currently have no state income tax.

NY is currently in $87 M hole. And more bad news for New Yorkers.

The NY Post Editorial should be read by the President and Members of Congress.

Thank you, Thomas Sowell.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

We saw lots of different people with lots of different problems this week.

Problems are on the horizon for Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats...

...but will Republicans be able to

Plenty of problems for the Obama Administration – from
plunging approval ratings and overall incompetence and failure to growing talk of a primary challenge from Hillary Clinton (which could put Hillary on the ticket as Vice-President in 2012, if Obama wants to keep his friends close and his enemies closer).

But as Charles Krauthammer notes, Republicans
underestimate our 44th President at their own peril.

Big problems for taxpayers if President Obama and Nancy Pelosi
erase the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003.

And we’re looking at huge problems here in New York, with
a fiscal disaster right around the corner and no serious reforms or solutions in sight.

Should New York try to be more like
New Jersey?

And that’s just one state that elected a fiscally conservative governor and is now making progress in getting their fiscal house in order. Check out the latest from

But here at home,
Gov. Paterson plans to add to the problems facing New Yorkers – or at least, law-abiding New Yorkers.

What do you think about the Governor's agreeing to limit the "stop-and-frisk" system that has actually helped fight crime in New York? Give your views in our Weekly Poll.

And have a great (and hopefully problem-free) weekend!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The White House does read the polls, despite denying that fact. And what they are reading is causing them to hit the panic button, but will it backfire?

According to our esteemed Attorney General of the United States, it is okay to sue Arizona for enforcing the U. S. Constitution, but it is not okay to sue sanctuary cities for NOT enforcing the U. S. Constitution. Mr. Attorney General, how did you pass the Bar exam and who taught you Constitutional Law? Didn't you take an oath to uphold the U. S. Constitution?

More "fingers in Americans eyes".

Rep/Cons candidate for NYS Comptroller, Harry Wilson opposes the Frank/Dodd bill.

NYS Budget shortfall? Governor apparently doesn't think so any longer when it comes to the Parole Board. Today it is Workers Comp Board that has a new nominee. The NY Post opines on the Governor's bungling of cigarette tax collections.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Have you seen the new Lazio Web Commercial?

Townsend endorses Lazio... Caputo is his normal negative self.

Do you think there would be outrage if the Republicans controlled the Senate?

Bill Gates understands!

McGurn on Obama's Immigration Fakery.

Heritage Foundation on tax and spend policies.

The Bush Tax Cuts and the Deficit Myth.

Thomas Sowell on taxes and spending, Signs of the Times.

And Cal Thomas on Law and Marriage. On that note if you are in the Albany Area, this Saturday, July 17, 2010 there will be a rally to support marriage. Please try to take part in the Rally. Click on the date for the details.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Heritage Foundation on the Oil Spill...And the WSJ on where the Obama Administration is okay with offshore drilling....and it is not in our United States! (All right it is an old article, but does it explain the President's thinking???)

Did you ever think you would see this in the NY Times? Part of the article "Democratic governors voiced deep anxiety about the Obama administration’s suit against Arizona’s new immigration law, worrying that it could cost a vulnerable Democratic Party in the fall elections."

More on Donald Berwick. (Don't forget to vote in our poll)

I'm beginning to think that the Senator is forgetting why he was elected. Perhaps it is time to remind him!

Ted Nugent wants to know: What Happened to America?

Yup, he is really going to change the way politics gets done in NYS! And if you believe that, there is a bridge for sale in Brooklyn. We can really make a difference this year and elect a Governor who is willing to make the difficult choices by cutting spending, Rick Lazio is the only candidate who has the knowledge and ability to do so.

Fred Dicker on NY's First Lady's sweet deal. And another huge blunder by our current hapless Governor.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Weekly Wrap-up

We’re seeing more and more how Barack Obama and his crew in Washington (and his allies here in New York) have little regard for checks-and-balances, open debate, the legislative process, the consent of the governed, the rule of law – for any of America’s founding principles...

Here’s the latest in judicial activism. Andrew Cuomo is thrilled, I’m sure, but most Americans are most likely very concerned about radical policies being imposed by unaccountable judges...

And anyone who doesn’t want to have their income redistributed or be “rationed” right out of existence should be concerned about Obama’s Hugo Chavez-like
recess appointment of left-wing socialized medicine extremist and “one man death panel” Donald Berwick...

What scares you the most about Donald Berwick’s radical views? Give your opinions in our Weekly Poll.

Anyone who, like all of us at the Conservative Party, put an emphasis on protecting America’s interests have to wonder about the much-heralded “spy swap” between the U.S. and Russia. What did the U.S. get out of this? How did our nation benefit? Or was this just another example of the Obama Administration’s pathetic efforts to make other countries like us, no matter what?

Elections are for little people, the Democrats seem to be saying as they plan to
completely disregard the upcoming midterms and impose their agenda whether the American people like it or not...

And the American people
don’t like it, that’s for sure...

The President would surely blame American un-exceptionalism for the public’s unenlightened views – and besides, no matter how low his poll numbers dip,
President Obama thinks highly enough of himself to make up the difference...

And does it really matter to the president what voters think?
The Obama Administration doesn’t seem very opposed to voter intimidation – at least not when leftists are doing the intimidating...

Some intimidation of our own here in New York, as
the Paterson Administration puts whistleblowers on alert.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rick Lazio at yesterday's press conference regarding the Cordoba Mosque and an AP story.

Our U.S. Senate Candidate, Jay Townsend, is calling on Sen. Schumer to oppose the building of the Cordoba Mosque.

Governor's veto pen eliminates $190M in pork barrel projects.

Diversity in the Financial Reform Bill?

More on America's deficit and here.

Daniel Henninger: Obama and the Spending Volcano.

The Heritage Foundation on government overpaying.

Cyber Shields or spying on citizens?

How does banning drilling resolve the oil spill? (For a smart person, he has some pretty dumb ideas.)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

In case you missed this, our U. S. Senate Candidate, Joe DioGuardi, is moving up in the polls!

Our gubernatorial candidate, Rick Lazio, is 100% correct in questioning Andrew Cuomo on the Cordoba House Islamic center.

Also on the campaign front, Harry Wilson, our comptroller candidate, issued the first of five white papers, this one on ethics.

E J McMahon on New York's Shaky State Budget.

The Massachusetts Health Care bill is not very healthy. According to the article Obamacare will be just as detrimental. The Heritage Foundation with more on Obamacare. Looks like Independents no longer believe in hope and change and come back to conservatism.

Keynes v. Hayek: The Great Debate Continues.

Why does the Administration have to bypass Congress and make a recess appointment when it is the same political party....something is just not right about the logic. What is in this person's background that Obama does not what to come to light?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rick Lazio on NY's financial problems.

Jay Towsend, Conservative Candidate for US Senate, calls on Se. Schumer to oppose construction of a Mosque and Islamic center overlooking Ground Zero. (No Link, check later for the letter sent to Sen. Schumer.)

Hearings begin on July 13, 2010.

Andrew Cuomo supports the Mosque.

Gov gets some things right and tragically wrong.

E. J. McMahon on the continuing fiscal morass in New York.

Campaign Finance cost New York City residents roughly $120 M over the years. And can't collect refunds when due. Terrible waste of taxpayers hard earned money.

The end of the GOP Independent Line?

Barack Obama: The Great Jobs Killer

Six Months before the greatest tax hike in history.

NRO to Sen. Scott Brown: Ten Reason to Oppose Dodd/Frank.

The purpose of NASA is WHAT?? Maybe he should read this.

Who will decide what is controversial?

Thomas Sowell on Santa and Frank and Michelle Malkin on The Gift of Giving.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

This week we’ve learned quite a bit about people’s priorities...

President Obama’s newest priority is amnesty for illegal aliens... with real border security serving as just another political bargaining chip.

Another focus for the President and his liberal friends: putting the best spin possible on the latest jobs report.

But recognizing the true nature of the threats facing America – that’s not so much a priority for Barack Obama and his Attorney General, Eric Holder.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a brilliant solution to the jobs crisis – unemployment checks! You have to read this to believe it...

Here in New York, Andrew Cuomo has announced that legalizing gay marriage will be his top priority if he wins this November.

Do you agree with Andrew Cuomo that allowing gay marriage is the most important issue facing New York? Give your opinion in our new Weekly Poll.

Gov. Paterson – at least for right now – seems to have his priorities straight. He’s putting his veto pen to good use, rejecting the uncontrolled spending that is destroying New York.

We’re fortunate that in 1776, courageous men made it their priority to create a new nation, rooted in the idea “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Here Peggy Noonan has an interesting take on what didn’t make it into the Declaration of Independence...

Happy 4th, and have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Obama's war on traditional families.

Obama's administration declares war on Arizona. Get used to Amnesty!

The Black Panthers are exempt from the laws others must abide by.

National debt soars. More economic bad news.

Karl Rove on Obama and the Fiscal "Road to Hell"

The Heritage Foundation on The Limitless Power of the Obama-Kagan Congress.

The cost of education per pupil in New York State: $17, 173 the highest in the Nation and it still isn't enough according to some!

New York: Digging the Fiscal Hole Deeper

The New York Post on Harry J. Wilson.

Check out Jay Townsend on Facebook.