Articles by " Gail Allen"
20 Jan
2009
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A Great Way to Start

He flubbed the oath…..and I thought the one thing we know he is good at is scripted speeches….

http://www.breitbart.tv/html/262133.html
(sorry folks, can’t create a link from my terminal. It’s a miracle enough I found a way to post this. If you need to click on a link, go to Drudge. He’s got the same link up.)

it’s going to be an interesting 4 years……

6 Nov
2008
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Landslide? What Landslide?


This is what a REAL landslide looks like!
a mere 13 electoral votes in 1984….
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.

5 Jun
2007
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***In Memoriam***

Ronald Wilson Reagan
February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004

6 Feb
2007
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On this date in 1911, the greatest president of the 20th century was born.
Today would have been President Reagan’s 96th birthday.

20 Sep
2006
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Waterboy Goes to the UN

I just happened to glance over at my monitor to see Chavez addressing the UN. It was perfect timing because I turned up the volume just as he was describing how the UN still smelled like sulphur after Bush addressed the General Assembly yesterday, right before he called Bush “The Devil”. (Ah, but the bigger question would be, Does he wear Prada??) That’s classic. I couldn’t help but laugh and think of Kathy Bates in The Waterboy.

Another gem: Apparently, we Americans want peace, but the US government doesn’t, as evident in the fact that our military is bombing Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine. A little chicken-or-the-egg syndrome and a lack of understanding how democracy works….But that’s no surprise.

As much as I’d hate to admit, he did make a few good points: a) that the UN is “worthless”, good for meetings and “introducing long documents”, b) suggesting the UN move out of the US.

At the end of the day (nod to Nick), I think he was jealous b/c the only people who attended his speech were his fellow whackos, despite the cameras trying to limit the view of all the empty seats, whereas Bush spoke to a full, packed assembly. Heeheehee…..

15 Aug
2006
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Hey M.A.C.–Check out my lips!!

My daily scroll through both The Corner and Drudge brought me to a link to the M.A.C. (Make-up Art Cosmetics) website. M.A.C. has always been known to be cutting edge, fashion forward, and a mouthpiece for liberal social causes. I admit, I’ve bought M.A.C. products. Having worked in the prestige cosmetics industry and with makeup artists, I can’t deny it’s a great product. And, let’s face it–survival in NYC would be very difficult if I let my personal political beliefs guide my shopping habits(except when it comes to anything French, of course. Not a penny out of Gail Allen’s hard-earned pay will go towards the cheese-eating surrender monkeys.) and I have yet to see a W Ketchup equivalent emerge in the fashion industry.

I avoid certain designers and brands when they are blatant about their politics, like Marc Jacobs. But M.A.C. has now taken the cake. They have an ad up on their site (to which I am not going to link b/c I don’t want to give them the satisfaction of getting more hits) with a commerical featuring Sandra Bernhard spewing verbal diarrhea about lips, including this: “Here’s some little freaked-out, intimidated, frightened-little-right-wing, Republican, thin-lipped b!tch…”

Have a look here and here Sandra. See any freaked-out, intimidated thin lips? Nope. But you do see a bunch of smart, attractive, successful, confident, and intimidating ladies. And we are ladies, because we have class. Unlike you, and unlike M.A.C. And that intimidates you, doesn’t it? And that’s why you have to shoot your mouth off and make a fool of yourself.

Ladies, there are plenty of hot cosmetics out there that don’t need to stand for “issues” to get our money. For crying out loud, it’s fashion, not international relations. The Estee Lauder Companies, parent of M.A.C., should be ashamed. (while you’re at it, boycott them, too. They make a crap product.)

5 Jun
2006
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The Plight of the Migrants

In today’s Wall Street Journal, the High Inquisitor of the Untied Nations (that’s not a typo), his Royal Highness Kofi Annan has a lovely little opinion piece defending the plight of the migrant worker. His poignant examples using references everyone can relate to, such as “the family in the classic Senegalese film, ‘Le Mandat’…” really helped to drive his message home. Who knew Senegal had a film industry, much less classic films? But, I digress… So what was that message, you may wonder? His 10 blabbering paragraphs on why migrant workers are beneficial only served to further prove one point about the man — and I’m not talking about his knowledge of classic Sengalese films — and that is the fact that he is an idiot and misses the point completely.

Look, no one in this country is arguing the benefits of “migration” (I like his choice of word — not immigration, but migration — gives the connotation of innocent, hardworking people, hunched over with heavy sacks on their backs, moving in borderless lands in search of work, food, better lives.) This country was founded on people “migrating” here to achieve lives not attainable in their places of birth. We accept that, we embrace that; that’s who we are and what makes us great.

What most of us have a problem with are the people who do it by breaking the law. There’s a big difference between doing something the right way and doing it the wrong way. Most of us oppose people who do it the wrong way. This is our country and we have rules about how you can enter our country. We like you to follow those rules. If you follow those rules and like being here, you might like to stay and become one of us. We don’t have a problem with that. We simply don’t like it when you sneak in here behind our backs, because that is breaking the rules.

But, then again, seeing as how Mr. Annan “migrated” here with full diplomatic immunity, it would make sense that he would have no understanding and no respect for our rules or our laws. Afterall, they don’t apply to him, do they?

17 Mar
2006
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Ha Ha! They’re Still Not Fonda You, Jane

I love it. Georgia Democrat Senator Steen Miles wanted to honor Fonda her “charitable work” and the measure was defeated 38-1 yesterday. Turns out, Miles wasn’t even the 1 to cast the vote in favor…

Does that make her For the resolution before she was Against it? heh….

9 Mar
2006
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Look at Me!! I Need More Time in Front of the TV!

Okay, so we all expect Chuck Schumer to be out there yapping away in front of the cameras, sneaking legislation into completely unrelated bills (Bring back line item veto, bring back line item veto). But Pete King? What is he doing? In case you’re one of the many who are on the fence or are trying to decide what you really think about this whole Dubai Ports thing, think about this: “Conservative” Congressman, Pete King is not only in the middle of playing “Who’s the Bigger Dancing Monkey” w/ Chuck, he’s playing chicken with the President.

As you know, George Bush said he would veto any bill blocking the ports deal that came across his desk. So, the House Appropriations Committee attached legislation that would block the transfer to a $91 billion bill that provided funds for hurricane recovery and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let me spell this out for you: Pete King dared the President to deny not only hurricane victims, but to put our men and women overseas at risk by vetoing the bill. And his threat was very clear when he said, “[by vetoing the bill] he would be putting the United Arab Emirates in front of the welfare of American troops.”

Are you kidding me? That’s tantamount to blackmail. Is this the sick level the Congressman has stooped to? Using the welfare of the military and innocent hurricane victims as political pawns? Shame on him. I hardly think this was Congress’ last and only option to block the ports deal. What happened to the 45-day cooling off period, anyway??

Whether the ports pose a threat to national security or not, threatening to block funding to our troops is, and using them to muscle your way around is a despicable act.