Archive from November, 2006
8 Nov
2006
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Good News out of South Dakota & Michigan

Well, I found at least two pieces of good election news:

In South Dakota, the abortion ban meant to challenge Roe v. Wade was overturned by voters. :)

In Michigan, voters passed a measure banning affirmative action by public institutions.

7 Nov
2006
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Join us for Election Night results

Don’t spend Election Night at home waiting for the mass media to miscalculate the results!

Join us at one of these parties:

Metropolitan Republican Club – 122 East 83rd Street, b/n Park & Lex Aves.

Women’s National Republican Club – Election Night Celebration for Jeanine Pirro, Candidate for Attorney General – 8:00pm
3 West 51st Street b/n 5th & 6th Aves.

Philip Pidot Victory Party – Clancy’s (back room) – 978 2nd Avenue, b/n 51st & 52nd Streets

O’Neill’s Irish Bar – Red State Ale $3, Blue State Ale $3. Starting at 8:00pm
729 Third Avenue (btw 45th & 46th Streets) 212-661-3530

Vito Fosella Victory Party – Excelsior Grand located at 2380 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island

See you at the party!

Rick Brownell
President

7 Nov
2006
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“They can’t run anything right”

That was what former President Clinton told supporters last night, referring to George Bush.

Well Bill nobody is as perfect as you. The way you handled Mogadishu was just brilliant.

Oh and Wako, great job there! How many American women and children were killed?

Plus who can forget little Elian Gonzalez. Thank God the Swat Team was called in to grab the kid because I personally thought he was dangerous to our national security.

Those last minute pardons, you pulled those off perfectly.

My favorite though was bombing the Chinese Embassy instead of the terrorists! Brilliant I say, brilliant!

7 Nov
2006
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Will Democrats turnout to vote?

This morning I went to vote at my normal time of 8:15. Usually when I go and vote my number is in the high 20’s almost 30. Today I was 17!

Also my station has three districts that vote and out of the whole auditorium I was the only one voting. I was there for 15 minutes speaking to someone I know who monitors the poll and not one person walked in to vote for any of the three districts.

Considering my district is heavily Democrat (we haven’t had a Republican run for Congress against the Democrat incumbent in about 10 years) to have only about half the people vote then normal at that time, tells me Democrats are not that geared to go vote because of the huge leads Spitzer and Hillary have.

Though it doesn’t mean they will loose it does mean Callaghan and Piro have a great shot at winning.

7 Nov
2006
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Are you going to pick those up now?

Last night going home I passed dozens of Hillary signs stapled to every lamppost.

I have to ask isn’t this illegal?

Worse I left my home this morning to pass the same sings with half of them already on the floor.

Nice to see Hillary cares about the neighborhood.

6 Nov
2006
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Somebody tell Ned Lamont:

The Washington Post has an aricle about how troops in Iraq are voicing concern that they will be pulled out of Iraq to early.

One solider quoted in the article stated:

“This is a worthwhile endeavor”. “Nothing that is worthwhile is usually easy, and we need to give this more time for it to all come together. We all want to come home, but we have a significant investment here, and we need to give the Iraqi army and the Iraqi people a chance to succeed.”

It’s to bad Democrats have seized Iraq as a way to demoralize Americans in an attempt to regain power. Americans are kidding themselves to think if we pull out of Iraq the place wont fall into the hands of Islamic extremists like Mogadishu has since Clinton ran away from there.

6 Nov
2006
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Midterm election issue guide:

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has put together a nice collection of backgrounds, op-eds, meeting transcripts, and interviews for a number of election issues.

CFR is rated the number one bi-partisian think tank in the world and is the only place where you will see Hillary Clinton speak on Monday and Dick Cheney on Tuesday.

Check it out.

6 Nov
2006
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“Liberal enclave”

Those were the words used this morning by the Financial Times to describe the district which Nancy Pelosi, the likely new Speaker of the House, comes from.

You can’t help but wonder how the Republican base is going to either not vote or vote Democrat and allow the hard left wing of the country to take over. With Pelosi we’re not talking about moderate Democrats like Bill Clinton and Joe Lieberman that this country is use to. Republicans only need to look at what the new Democrat Party has done to its moderates like Lieberman, to see what is awaiting them.

Personally I think the Republican Party has done a terrible job in reminding people just who will take over for the Democrats and failed to use the ousting of Lieberman to their advantage. Unless people start figuring it out on their own, it’s going to be an interesting next two years.

3 Nov
2006
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What the Democrats Don’t Want You to Hear

Embryonic Stem Cell Research (ESCR) has become one of the hot-button issues of the mid-term elections (I, personally, am ambivalent on the issue, my only concern is that low-income women may be exploited for their eggs). The Democrats have been exploiting this issue by making promises the ESCR will provide cures for a number of debilitating diseases, with little evidence to support this, and falsely making it seem that the Bush administration has banned research, rather than just limiting federal funding. Though we hear every day about the ESCR debate, and every tiny little development in ESCR research is widely reported on, we rarely hear from mainstream media about the advancements in non-embryonic stem cell research. Recently, scientists in Britain were able to produce human liver tissue using umbilical cord blood, a story that was little reported by US media.

For more on the breakthrough in England and the failure of mainstream media to report it, Wesley J. Smith has a very informative article in The Daily Standard. Also, check out his blog.

3 Nov
2006
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“Fiercely opposed education tax credits”

Yesterday my son came home from school with a release from the Catholic Advocacy Network reminding parents to vote on Tuesday.

The release featured information on the “Empire State Child Credit” that was introduced by Governor Pataki and included in the budget. Thanks to the legislation parents who earn up to $110,000 jointly and $75,000 individually will get $330 credit for each child. Basically it amounts to one month’s tuition, which though not great is at least a start.

The release makes note to point out the credit was a compromise with parents seeking tax relief and “the public school teachers union which fiercely opposed education tax credits”. It’s know secret the teachers union was behind the attack and it’s nice to know they don’t want parents who send their kids to private school getting any tax relief.

Finally the release lists all the legislators in the Senate and Assembly who were brave enough, in the face of the teachers union, to sponsor the legislation. The complete Catholic Voter Guide and how candidates answered their election survey can be found here