Archive from September, 2007
21 Sep
2007
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At Least the Minutemen Haven’t Called for the Destruction of Mexico

So, Columbia has uninvited the Minutemen following clashes at last year’s event, yet has invited Iranian President Ahmedinejad to speak, the man wants to wipe Israel off the map, provides support to terrorism and orders the arrest of women not wearing a full enough headscarf. Not surpisingly, there is a lot of outrage against this, even City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has spoken out against it.

The Republican Jewish Coalition is taking action:
Columbia’s Jewish organizations are holding a large demonstration on campus on campus.
The details of this demonstration are as follows:
Monday, September 24, 2007
1:00pm – 3:00pm
across from Lerner Hall
(114th Street and Broadway)
No sign-up necessary–JUST SHOW UP!
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Call, fax, or mail Columbia University’s President the following message:
“Why are Columbia University and President Bollinger inviting terrorists to speak at Columbia, while refusing to allow the United States Military (ROTC) on campus? No terrorist should be permitted to speak on an University campus in America!”
Office of President Lee Bollinger
Columbia University
PHONE: (212) 854-9970
FAX: (212) 854-9973
535 West 116th Street
202 Low Library
Mail Code 4309
New York, NY 10027

18 Sep
2007
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Meeting This Thursday

THE NEW YORK YOUNG REPUBLICAN CLUB, INC.
HOSTS JOHN LOTT
AT SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING

New York, NY – The New York Young Republican Club (NYYRC) will hold our September monthly meeting on Thursday, September 20, 2007. The featured speaker will be columnist, author and policy expert John Lott, who will discuss gun control and second amendment rights.

John Lott is a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland. He has held research positions at numerous institutions, including the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the American Enterprise Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA. He has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals related to his research areas, and has authored five books, including More Guns, Less Crime, The Bias Against Guns, and Freedomnomics. In addition, he has written opinion pieces for a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He is most well-known for his participation in the gun rights debate, particularly his arguments for allowing Americans to freely own and carry guns.

Please check out Mr. Lott here:
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Join us at the Union League Club, located at 38 East 37th Street, on Thursday, September 20, 2007, beginning at 7PM. Business attire required. Please check your coat at the door and turn off your cell phone.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

The New York Young Republican Club, Inc., is a not-for-profit political organization that exists to bring Republicans aged 18-40 together to discuss the Republican Party platform and aid the Republican Party in the education of the public about the Republican agenda and the promotion of Republican candidates for office. To find out more about the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. please visit the Website at http://www.nyyrc.com.

17 Sep
2007
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HillaryCare or Not Far Enough?!?!

Democratic Presidential Frontrunner Hillary Clinton came out with what the news is calling a “Long Awaited Universal Healthcare Plan.” Hillary announced this in Iowa today and my favorite quote of the day goes like this:

“I’m here today because I believe it is long past time that this nation had an answer… I believe America is ready for change.”

Because in 94′ the Country wasn’t ready according to her NOW…

Under Clinton’s plan, families receive tax credits to help pay for coverage, which would limit the premiums to a percentage of a family’s income.

Rudy’s Campaign immediately came out calling this socialized medicine, rightly saying that it would raise taxes immensely.

Obama is saying she isn’t going far enough… of course all within the spin of Hillary is part of the DC problem so she can’t fix anything.

It gets better… Edwards’ has proposed that if a universal health care plan for all Americans has not been passed by 2009, the President, Congress and all appointees within would lose their coverage.

WHAT DO I THINK?!?! This is the typical Hillary machine… She’s seen a ton of flak from the press and the other side of the aisle about her good pal Norman Hsu and his $850,000 that she had to return. Hillary’s machine decides to generate some press for her and take the light off Norman. Plain and simple.

14 Sep
2007
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Friend of the NYYRC Announces Run for NC House

A friend of the NYYRC and fellow YR from North Carolina, Alan Teitleman, is planning a run for office and while we don’t endorse a candidate prior to a primary, I wanted to pass on a recent article on him and his GOP opponent.

So check out Alan and his website: Candidate for NC House District 103 (www.Alan08.com)

13 Sep
2007
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NYYRC Meets with the Germans!

Many of you met our friends from Germany at the NYYRC Social last week, at Vintage. Mischa and Friederike are involved with the State of Berlin’s Young Republican Organization (I believe the formal name is the Free Democratic Party of Germany) and Mischa is actually their President.

As President’s of the NYYRC have done in the past, we met up with our overseas friends for drinks, dinner and discussions last night.

Here’s a pic post-din din:

If any of our members plan to head to Germany in the near future, let us know and we can put you in touch with our new found friends!

13 Sep
2007
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NY Times Liberal Bias Revealed Once Again

It’s getting harder and harder for the NY Times to claim objectivity – the New York Post has revealed that they gave MoveOn.org more than a $100,000 discount on their ad attacking General Petraeus. Also in the Post today, Ed Koch, who does not support the war but still found the ad repulsive, calls out the Democratic presidential candidates for not condemning the ad.

I’m sure that we can look forward to more immature acts from MoveOn.org as the elections get closer.

13 Sep
2007
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Pataki Nominated for UN Post

The NYYRC congratulates former Gov. Pataki, who has been nominated by the White House to serve as a representative to the UN.

6 Sep
2007
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NYYRC Social – A Hit?!?!

ter·ror·ism

n. The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons. [or when your party is too loud.]

Last night, the New York Young Republican Club hosted our monthly social at Vintage on 8th Avenue and 50th Street. Vintage is a fantastic, Republican owned bar in Hell’s Kitchen, that boasts New York City’s largest selection of martinis.

The night started off like any other typical YR social – we all congregated in the back area on comfy sofas and lounge chairs and eventually, migrated out to the back patio to enjoy the perfect, 70-degree weather. It was another great success for the YRs; we had a nice mix of regulars, new faces and some old friends we haven’t seen in a long time! Jovial conversations of Labor Day weekend adventures, winter vacation plans, the new shoe department at Saks and of course, the 2008 Presidential election, floated among the circles of guests.

Unfortunately, this did not sit well with a resident of the apartment building next door, whose window faced the open patio area. Around 9.15, we heard a man with a thick accent yelling from a third floor window, telling us to shut up. Most people largely ignored the disgruntled individual yelling and carrying on.

At this point, I mentioned to the manager we had a problem, but the man I shall refer to as the “Party Pooper” had stopped. Unfortunately, about 30 minutes later, the Party Pooper returned carrying on again, this time chock full of racial slurs and foul language. Someone in our crowd finally yelled back and at 9.56 pm, the scene turned from late summer social to the scene with the French knights in the castle from Monty Python and the Holy Grail…and we were the court of King Arthur. All of a sudden, something was lobbed out the window and then, a horrible, foul, putrid stench emerged and everyone ran indoors and into the two restrooms to wash themselves off. (“Run away! Run away!”) I have no idea what was thrown at us, but let’s just say it permeated everything it touched. Several handbags and suits were ruined by the splatter.

Unfortunately, the drama didn’t end there. The manager called the cops. At least two YRs called 911. No one showed. The manager stood outside and waited and waited and waited. No one came. Finally, an hour later, Eric, our general counsel, and I walked to the precinct on 54th Street. Outside, I spoke to an officer who apparently knew about the situation and told me that a police car had just been dispatched. We decided to walk back to Vintage. No car showed. About 5 minutes later, a car came down 8th Avenue, slowed down in front of the restaurant, and as the manager approached the car, it drove off. Eric and I decided to walk back and file a report, just in time for the 11.30 shift change. We sat there with my belongings separated in two plastic bags, the stench emanating from one, as cops filed in. We heard several, “What stinks in here?”-type comments. A report was taken, but the kind gentleman who took it had no power to help us beyond his administrative duties. Our attempt to talk to the desk sergeant didn’t get very far as we were mostly ignored. One officer who listened actually suggested that the Party Pooper probably threw water on us. To this I responded, “Do you smell something strange in here? That’s coming from this plastic bag. Here, smell it and tell me if water smells like that.” Of course, he refused the offer. He then asked if it was a chemical thrown on us. Looking back, I realize that we were asked by more than one officer if we were sprayed with a chemical. Note to self: next time, call 911 screaming chemical attack.

This is an absolute disgrace on the part of the NYPD. I happen to live in the neighborhood, two blocks north of the station. I have always felt a sense of comfort knowing that in an emergency, the police are nearby. Now I have to wonder. More than THREE phone calls were made to the station and TWO 911 calls and there was NO RESPONSE. Talk about adding insult to injury. I feel sorry for the poor boy who had to clean up the patio with plastic gloves on. What would have happened if it really were a caustic chemical? What happened to justice? A group of 30 or 40 people were attacked with a strange substance and no one showed up to even have a look? How many cops are in this city and are they all too busy to check out a real disturbance?

I ask that everyone who reads this call 311 and complain about the disgraceful lack of response from the Midtown North Precinct under Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector William Matusiak.