Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Heritage Foundation thinks it time for Congress to show leadership on the debt ceiling. Especially when Obama is calling for an increase in taxes.

The NY Post editorial calls it Bam's tired tax trope.

Maybe if the TSA spent less time checking a 95 year old woman's clothing (among other outrageous things they do), this would not happen.

Fairfax, VA really takes care of low-income tenants -- at taxpayers expense.

The AFL-CIO and the American Federation of Teachers want to use pension funds to fund real estate development.

Michael Walsh on the turmoil in Greece.

Cal Thomas has an excellent article on the Supreme Court Decision this week regarding video games. The very first sentence sums it up rather well.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

US Court of Appeals in 6th Circuit upholds Obamacare. The US Supreme Court will make the final decision. One of the many consequences, if upheld, could be "spying" on doctors despite the fact that the Obama Administration quashed the idea yesterday.

Some President's think they are above the law. If any other President had done this, the press would be outraged.

Only five ways?

Larry Kudlow: Democrats need a 12-step recovery program on taxes.

Greek Parliament had no choice, neither do Democrats in the US.

The TSA continues to overstep common sense.

This veto is an absolute necessity and we urge the Governor to do it now.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Greece turns violent.

The Heritage Foundation reminds us of the UN's terrible record on Human Rights.

No surprise here.

When did this become the role of the Department of State?

Disgraceful! So is this! If my Country offends you, why are you here? I'm really getting upset with worrying that America offends my neighbor or recent immigrants and that we have to change. America respects its heritage and its heritage is uniquely that of many becoming one nation. Our American Flag is the very symbol of being united and quite frankly, as we will soon celebrate the 235th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, its time we declare...We ARE Americans first, last and foremost.

Would someone explain why Facebook hired a hacker?

The US Supreme Court gets it right again on this issue. Will it translate into good news for taxpayers?

A double dose of Thomas Sowell, here and here.

Monday, June 27, 2011

E. J. McMahon: Stabbed in the back.

Will Gov. Andrew make the teachers happy or the taxpayers?

New York is not the only state with government pension problems.

This is not good news for Americans.

The Heritage Foundation takes the President to task again!

Forecasts for growth drop.

Sen. Kyl: No new taxes.

Majority of Americans tell pollsters tax dollars should not pay for abortions.

Pete DuPont: Can this economy be saved?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

President Barack Obama – August 16, 2005: “I know that everybody's getting killed by these higher gas prices, but we need to hold on to that reserve.”

President Barack Obama – August 31, 2005: “The reserve should only be used in the event of an emergency, and that we shouldn't be tapping the reserve to provide a small, short-term decrease in gas prices.”

And Obama now...

I wonder what changed his mind? Maybe news like this?

What do you think are the best explanations for President Obama’s sinking approval ratings? Give your opinions today in our new Weekly Poll...

If Chuck Schumer is talking about tax cuts, you know these must be desperate times for the Democrats...

But the Democrats’ real agenda is still tax-and-spend – and it’s good to see conservatives willing to take a stand against higher taxes.

Here’s more on “Operation Fast and Furious,” which we talked about last week: Another killing has been traced back to these government-sanctioned guns... and Investor’s Business Daily wants to know if this whole scheme was really a gun-control ploy.

On the marriage question, more of the bold leadership we've come to expect from President Obama.

According to that report, Obama "has long said that he supports same-sex civil unions, not same-sex marriage - but has repeatedly suggested that his position is evolving, which has been taken by same-sex marriage advocates as a sign that he will eventually come out in favor of same-sex marriage rights." I expect this "evolution" will be complete if Obama wins a second term and doesn't have to worry about little annoyances like voters and elections.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Frederick Douglas Foundation speaks out strongly for traditional marriage. We hope you have also. Call 518-455-2800, ask for your Senator and tell them not to change the definition of marriage. According to reports, the Republican Conference will discuss "marriage equity" today...and they may vote shortly thereafter.

A very disturbing trend...if it is true and we have no reason to believe that it isn't.

Commander-in-Chief dismisses advice from his generals. Obama flinches. From the WSJ: Unplugging the Afghan Surge. Winston Churchill and the President's speech.

William McGurn on Democrats and Dying Cities.

Some Members of Congress really do get it.

Great job, VP Biden. Seriously, how committed to debt reduction is the Administration?

Rove writes: Why Obama is Likely to Lose in 2012.

Quote of the day from Speaker Boehner on oil reserve release: "The president is using a national security instrument to address his domestic political problems."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tobacco has been demonized, now the Feds are demonizing food.

As if that isn't enough, the Feds are also beginning to crack down on college campus flirting. When did this become the responsibility of the federal government?

Union membership is shrinking but the feds are looking for ways to prop it up also.

The CBO says long term budget outlook is not if we didn't know this already. The housing market is not getting any better despite the federal effort to prop it up.

Technology does not destroy jobs.

On the bright side, people are realizing this Administration is not good for America.

New York City atheists don't like the street sign "Seven in Heaven Way".

More benefits for NYC tenants.

"Tax Cap not worth the paper it is written on. "

This gives you some insight as to what we are up against.

Speaker Silver is wrong....remember what government gives....government can take.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How New York State can create the jobs everyone has promised.

The attack on traditional marriage continues. Chairman Long reminds Senators that there are other issues facing New Yorkers.

Liz Benjamin is reporting there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.

A book worth reading.

The Heritage Foundation writes about America's fiscal nightmare.

Falling on his sword, or should we say gun?

Very unsettling new study.

Two long term GOP Senators are the target of the T.E.A. Party movement.

It's Tuesday and Thomas Sowell is looking out for our youth.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A federal agency publishes a 475 page document that states government is not the if only other federal, state, county and local government would reach the same conclusion.

Michael Barone explains how government looks to the past, while free enterprise looks to the future.

Instead of hitting the golf links, President Obama should spend time studying economics.

Fred Barnes calls the president: Follower-in-Chief. The Washington Times wants to know if the President's fidelity to oath is on autopilot?

Mr. President your "Hope and Change" is producing a great Misery Index, hope you are proud of this.

The US Supreme Court is right on this and this. Someone should tell NBC about the later decision, seriously, did they think no one would notice? Maybe those at NBC don't join in while the Pledge is being said, but this proves ordinary, everyday people do -- and they take their Pledge of Allegiance very seriously.

New York looks like it may have an agreement on the rent regulations.

Seems to me if you hold a press conference stating that you are resigning, you should resign! Maybe the negative press on this matter, finally got him to send it in.

Michael Goodwin has some strong, justifiable criticism for Governor Cuomo.

The Governor has just sent out an appeal to have you call your State Senator in support of non-traditional marriage..... he is wrong on this issue!!! Encourage your family and friends to call and support traditional marriage. 518-455-2800. Phone calls are the best at this time....emails may not be read in time. Protect the values America was founded what Ed Mechmann believes what will happen if this bill passes....also think of the cost of these lawsuits...but more importantly, think of the Pandora's Box that will be opened. Children are the future and learn valuable lessons from their Mothers and Fathers. Please make that phone call now.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

Rep. Anthony Weiner has become our national punch line – but with the massive pension windfall he could receive it’s starting to look like the joke is on America’s taxpayers.

Talk about a joke: How about Eric Holder’s reign as Attorney General? That’s the resignation I’d like to see.

The latest example of his dangerous incompetence is the convoluted “Operation Fast and Furious” scheme, which according to Sean Hannity “could be the biggest and most underreported scandal of Obama’s presidency.”

This boneheaded operation – the focus of congressional hearings this week – allowed assault weapons to be sold to Mexican drug cartels so they could then be tracked by the ATF.

The result? Two “fast and furious” rifles were found near the body of a murdered Border Agent in December, 2010.

This, according to the Washington Examiner, is “the latest evidence that it's past time for Holder to go.”

Do you agree that Eric Holder should resign? Give your opinion today in our new Weekly Poll.

Here’s a look at how President Obama’s view on jobs and ATMs is quite a joke itself...

The President’s claims on the “call it anything but a war” situation in Libya? They’re not being taken too seriously by members of Congress – Republicans AND Democrats.

And last year’s “Recovery Summer” that was so relentlessly promoted by the Obama Administration – well, that seems a bit silly one year later, doesn’t it?

Here in New York, now is the time for everybody in Albany to get serious about the tax cap...

The Heritage Foundation has a nice take on Fathers Day and the importance of marriage. If you haven’t already, make sure you take the time to contact your Senator and ask them to take a strong stand for traditional marriage here in New York.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Did it take his wife to convince him? It really doesn't matter who, what matters is that the people of the 9th CD have a representative who reflects their values.

More bad news on the jobs front.

Loose lips, lost lives.

John Liu = blunders.

Daily News Editorial takes municipal labor leaders to task.

Here is how the Assembly voted last night.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The NY Post questions President Obama on Libya and some in Congress are suing. And the Heritage Foundation weighs in on Libya.

BigHealthReport.Com on the Ryan Health Plan.

Why we need to make Sen. Reid the Minority Leader.

Four questions for Timothy Geithner.

Unfortunately the Legislature is not talking about the property tax cap and mandate relief today, but traditional marriage is still under assault. The Senate Republican Conference meet for almost four hours with no decision and will conference again tomorrow. Liz Benjamin writes about "The value of the Conservative Party line" and if you were unable to watch Chairman Long on YNN yesterday, the clip is here. Just remember it isn't over until the fat lady sings...and she is not singing.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A sign of things to come for the President?

Apparently, President Obama has changed his mind on this, now if we could only get him to change his mind on the really important issues facing Americans.

Why Obamacare is losing in the Courts.

And why jobs are not being created. President Obama tries to bring some levity to a very serious problem. As long as his advice on the economy is coming from companies who have lost jobs, how can he make good decisions to create jobs?

Fannie and Freddie: Too big to fail?

Gov. Cuomo playing politics. The true meaning of marriage. And the NY Post weighs in on traditional marriage.

Rent control rally leads to arrest...two legislators arrested for disorderly conduct.

Thomas Sowell opines on the 2012 GOP presidential candidates.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Over the weekend, the NY Post Editorial took Governor Cuomo to task regarding his decision to pander to illegals.

It seems to me, that if this article is accurate, Governor Cuomo is pandering to more than illegals. But who can be certain if Mr. Dicker's information is accurate?

A word of advice to Governor Cuomo: spend your capital on the real property tax cap. This is what is important to all New Yorkers -- then get to work on mandate relief and instead of pandering to those who do not fully understand hydrofracking, try educating them on let people get to work and make us energy independent.

America Needs the Shale Revolution.

By the way, Governor Cuomo, how do you take credit for a strong (?) ethics bill when you have done this?

They may think an "end run" could happen, however, the state executive committee passed the resolution, and many county chairmen are members of the state executive committee, so perhaps you should think again.

Mayor Bloomberg, you were elected Mayor, stop acting like a dictator.

Politics is in full bloom at and in the White House.

But Obama won't take a stand on Anthony, just thinks he is a distraction.

Thanks to the policies of this administration, if you were planning on retiring soon, you may have to wait until you are 80!

Just when you think the world has gone completely astray, you find someone who understands and stands up for moral values. Thank you, John Garvey!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

Just when you think the Left can’t stoop any lower, they pull a stunt like this...

And how about this story, which I’ve seen mentioned on The Drudge Report and the Weekly Standard, among other places? What a fitting commentary on the Obama Administration...

How can we defeat President Obama and the left-wing establishment? Charles Krauthammer has some ideas...

And here is an interesting take on the current budget debate and the 2012 campaign from Lew Lehrman, who points out that monetary policy is “the missing issue of this President election

Here in New York, the question is this: How do we get rid of the MTA Tax? It will be a tough fight, and Sen. Lee Zeldin is happy to have our help.

Here is his website, where you can sign a petition to repeal the MTA tax.

You can also vote in our new Weekly Poll, and give your opinion: Do you support the repeal of the MTA tax?

This Conservative Party-backed repeal initiative is getting plenty of coverage – from Politics on the Hudson, the Suffolk Times and many others.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Washington Examiner asks a very good question.

By the way, Mr. President, saying everything is okay, does not make it okay.

More economic weakness.

Obamacare is in the news here, here and here. Despite the fact that the media wants you to believe that people reject Congressman Ryan's plan, the picture is not really that bleak once they learn the facts about Congressman Ryan's plan.

Unintended consequences?

You win one, and then you lose it. (Temporarily?)

Tier VI has some critics.

Better than nothing?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

More on the fact that you won't be able to keep your own health insurance under Obamacare.

The Heritage Foundation has some questions for Leon Panetta.

The Washington Examiner thinks the House GOP is winning the spending fight for now.

And as long as President Obama does things like this, the GOP will gain more support.

China is warning us on debt default.

Jonah Goldberg reminds President Obama that it is his economy.

Michele Malkin: Obama's Egghead Economic Saboteurs.

The economy is worse than you think.

Interest rates going up?

Ethics bill may be challenged. The PostStar thinks the bill falls short.

Speaking of ethics, does this elected official have any ethics?

A new pension tier in New York? Looks like it does not change it to defined-contribution, which is true way to resolve the the only long term problems.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Obama is not telling Americans the truth about the cost of Fannie and Freddie.

More analysis of Obama's lack of private sector jobs from the Heritage Foundation.

As if the above wasn't enough bad news for Obama, the Washington Post has an article regarding Obama's phony accounting on the auto industry bailout.

As Obamacare starts 30% of firms state they will stop offering health care. (So much for if you like you coverage you will be able to keep your coverage...not possible if the place you are working for stops offering it.)

Another article on the proposed Ethics bill. The proposed bill has been introduced, more to come on the proposal as we have gone down this road before.

Nicole Gelinas on real rent reform.

If the Port Authority has its way, it will cost even more to get into and out of Manhattan.

Seriously, would you send your child to this college?

This from Suffolk County Chairman, Ed Walsh, Jr. (as it appeared in Newsday's blog)

Suffolk Conservatives: No WFP nominees

The Suffolk Conservative Party has laid down the law. No local candidate that accepts the left-leaning Working Families Party line will get the support of the right-leaning minor party.

Edward Walsh, Suffolk Conservative chairman, left, said he is just following a directive from the state executive committee.

Walsh admits his committee did not do so in the past -- especially when Chuck Pohanka was the Suffolk leader of the Working Families Party. “Then it was really Working Families, now they are just the liberal party which is totally opposite of us,” he said.

Walsh said none of the candidates seeking their party line expressed any difficulty with the ban.

Every Tuesday is Thomas Sowell Day.