Archive from November, 2005
30 Nov
2005
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Taxing His Supporters

All I can say is thank God Fernando Ferrer didn’t get elected mayor. In case you missed it Ferrer has reached out to his supporters asking for more contributions to help pay his campaign debts.

How was he expecting to run New York City’s budget when he couldn’t properly manage his campaign finances? Typical New York City democrat for over spending and then counting on taxes, in this case contributions, to get them out of the hole.

30 Nov
2005
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Patting Me on the Back

No sooner did I write on this Blog and in my article for the New York Young Republican Record that the government should forget their attacks on the oil industry and instead focus on the cable industry, does the new FCC Chairman, Kevin Martin, recommend that cable companies look toward an “a la carte” format.

I’ve been complaining for sometime about the higher then inflation growth of cable bills and the cable companies constantly forcing the consumer to pay for channels that they don’t want. The argument that a number of cable channels wouldn’t survive if it weren’t for cable companies forcing us to buy them doesn’t hold in our free market society.

Finally there is also the issue that conservatives at the Parents Television Council bring up, that God loving moral people shouldn’t have to subsidize immoral stations that they don’t believe in. Though the cable companies claim parents could block those stations out, those parents are still paying for it, which they don’t want to do. Why should they have to pay for that smut of a station MTV, whether they can block it out or not?

Price each station based on its supply and demand and call it a day!

29 Nov
2005
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Warner Grants Clemency

VA Governor Warner granted clemency today to Robin Lovitt who was accused of murdering someone with scissors during a pool hall robbery. Warner has gone ahead with 11 other executions before. It just happens to be a coincidence that once his name has been mentioned in running for 2008 president that he does this. I think it is obvious to all of us that he didn’t want to be the governor to go ahead with the 1,000th death by capital punishment and be the face of what the left are sure use as more baseless attacks against President Bush and the Republicans. Is this a great case of licking your finger and putting it up in the air to see which way the wind is blowing or what?!?!?!

29 Nov
2005
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Smoot Schumer

Is Chuck Schumer kidding? How is this guy the Senator for the financial capital of the world? His call for a 27.5% tariff on goods coming in from China is ridiculous. Somebody needs to inform Schumer that the theory of Mercantilism was proven a failure over a century ago. Schumer’s consistent attempt to get China to revalue its currency to depreciate the dollar in hopes of lowering our trade deficit is a mistake.

First if a weak currency were a good thing, Argentina would be a world super power by now.

Second trade deficits have never been proven bad. Further if trade surpluses were a great thing, Japan would be the world’s greatest economic power and would have not been in a recession for the last decade.

Finally I find it ironic that Schumer as a Democrat is fighting the idea of a strong dollar when his beloved former President, Bill Clinton spent day and night fighting for a strong dollar, because Clinton new a strong dollar leads to cheaper imports and increased consumption for our economy.

28 Nov
2005
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How are we even having this conversation about Iraq?

Recently we have all read from various leaders in our Government for the removal of U.S troops from Iraq despite the country not being able to defend itself against the current insurgency.

I ask who will be held responsible if the President listens to these officials who are simply playing to the emotions of the public at the expense of our future security. Pulling out now or even within the next several years will only give Al-Qaeda an opportunity to plot our destruction in a new home like they did in Afghanistan after leaving Sudan.

How has the people of this great nation, who have since its founding recognized, understood and most of all had the stomach to go through with the Revolutionary War, Civil War, War of 1812, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, the Annexation of Hawaii, the Clod War and so on, allowed themselves to become so docile and naive to think that such difficult events do not need to occur to keep the world and our nation safe. Yes we will take out lumps, all nations do, but to survive and thrive we must continue to recognize that certain actions must be taken if we are to be certain of our safety. We cannot just hope a possible threat won’t materialize as we did during the 1990’s with Bin Laden out of fear of what people might think (thank you George Tenet) if we go on the offensive. We must move forward at all times not taking anything for granted when it comes to a potential threat.

It seems despite the waistlines of the American public getting wider it’s not making their stomachs any stronger.

23 Nov
2005

Weld Attends YR General Meeting

11/17/05 William Weld, recent Governor from Massachusetts, attended November’s NYYRC’s General meeting, shedding light onto his plan to run for New York State Governor in 2006 once Pataki steps down from office.

Throughout his candid talk, Weld was able to engage many YRs into his speech by sharing moments of his campaign experience from when he was volunteering at the age of 23 to battling Senator John Kerry for office.

“I took a lot of punches, but I also gave a lot of punches,” Weld said smiling.

The YR crowd, of over the 90 people who attended the meeting, gave Weld a standing ovation as he said his final goodbye for the evening.

“I hope to be the spear point of the spear this coming 2006,” Weld said.

23 Nov
2005
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Bush: Green Friendly

The Financial Times is reporting that yesterday the chairman of the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality reported that emissions of greenhouse gases from the US has unexpectedly fallen for the first time in more than a decade. The last time greenhouse gas emissions declined this much was during the early 1980’s.

So lets see, 1980’s Ronald Regan, 2000’s President Bush. 1990’s Bill Clinton the country saw a rise in emissions. I wonder what the left thinks of this little fact.

22 Nov
2005
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GRRRR!

You think with these connections I could get an XBOX 360!

Darn Microsoft!!!! It’s all George Bush’s fault!!!

22 Nov
2005
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New York GOP on the Fast Track

The 62 New York State Republican county chairmen are going to be making endorsements for Governor and U.S. Senate candidates on December 12, according to State Republican Chairman Stephen Minarik.

Seems a bit early out in front of the 2006 race, but there are many among us who have grumbled in the past about how the NYS GOP often finds itself behind the 8-Ball because it brings its candidates to the floor too late. And it’s a justifiable grievance.

Just remember, this doesn’t seal the winner’s envelope for the party nomination. True enough, as an official endorsement from the Republican Party, it will have an impact as to who fights on and who drops out. But let’s be honest. It’s a bit of an open secret who the 62 state chairmen will line up behind in the end. Not that it makes a good excuse for lesser candidates looking for their shot, but that’s the way the cookie bounces. If you have a candidate and you truly believe in him or her, then you stick with them, and you do it with pride. And that’s that.

22 Nov
2005
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Alito on the Merits

Like with any Supreme Court nominee put forth by a Republican administration, the Democrats would have us believe that Judge Samuel Alito is another in a long line of conservative judges who would approach the Constitution with a paper shredder tucked under his arm. This article from Tech Central Station gives some insight into the true nature of Alito’s decisions on some key Fourth Amendment issues. I encourage you to pass this on to anyone you know who opposes Alito’s nomination.