Author: Shaun Marie

Daily Update

Perhaps it was Solar Flares or pesky Gremlins who played havoc with the internet yesterday; needless to say, for whatever reason, we missed being able to post our Daily Update for Monday and will make up for it today.

In case you were unable to listen to Chairman Long on Effective Radio Sunday morning, you can hear him here

Our US Senate candidate, Wendy Long was on NY 1’s influential Inside City Hall with Errol Lewis.  You can watch it here.  Have you visited Wendy Long’s website yet?  If you google it — www.wendylong.com — it will help get the search results up in Google.  Also, you can friend her Facebook page, follow her on Twitter and Instagram.  No one candidate can win on their own — we need to be there for Wendy Long and defy the pundits by electing her to the US Senate. 

Governor Cuomo wants to mandate a 12 week paid family at 2/3rds of their salary leave on businesses.  Click here to find out what Chairman Long thinks of this mandate

One more video for you to watch —  Brooklynites weigh in on Trump wins. 

Rich Calder writes about the perks of donating to Mayor de Blasio.

New York’s new status as a “sanctuary” city means few illegal immigrants who break the law are being handed over to federal authorities for deportation.  Staten Island Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, has joined several Republican legislators in pushing a bill in Albany to compel the city to comply with federal detention requests.  “It’s almost as if the City Council is more interested in protecting illegal immigrants than the safety of the very citizens they represent,” she told The Post. The city law is making the public less safe, a former senior Homeland Security source said.  Read the rest of the article here.

Mayor de Blasio lacks the wisdom of Solomon when he chooses to ignore the rights of privacy of non-transgendered people. 

The other side of abortion, the side the pro-abortionist lobby never want you to hear.

Jim DeMint:  Conservatives who run on conservative ideas win.

Tuesday’s with Thomas Sowell — Another Random Thoughts column, always a personal favorite of mine.

Rest in Peace, Nancy Reagan.

 

Weekly Wrap-Up

Some think that this week’s debate was Donald Trump’s worst yet – and others think that the big loser was America.

This week Mitt Romney came out swinging against Donald Trump – but is Romney really the guy Republicans should turn to for political advice? 

Investor’s Business Daily thinks the political establishment in D.C. has earned this upheaval – and they mean BOTH parties. 

John Podhoretz has a take on the slight possibility that Rubio and Cruz might be able to take down Trump – with “slight” being the most important word, as of right now. 

What’s your take on the Trump situation: Will you vote for him if he’s the nominee? Which of the remaining GOP candidates (if any) would you prefer instead of Donald Trump? And regardless of who wins the Republican nomination, would you consider supporting a third-party or “independent” candidate for the White House?  Those are the three questions I’m asking you to consider in our new Weekly Poll – I look forward to seeing the results! 

Whoever gets the GOP nod, they’ll be running against a woman who could have conceivably gotten a U.S. ambassador killed (and who’s apparently getting paid handsomely by her own campaign).

Did you hear reports this week about how much “undocumented” immigrants pay in taxes? Don’t believe it – the truth is that illegal aliens cost America plenty.

And if you’ve heard any of President Obama’s misleading claims about the Supreme Court nomination process, here is a nice history lesson.

In case you haven’t heard, Wendy Long announced her candidacy for the U. S. Senate.  You can watch her announcement here.  The Conservative Party is proud to endorse Mrs. Long (no relation to Chairman Long) on Saturday in Brooklyn, NY.. 

I will be on the “Effective Radio with Bill Samuels” show this Sunday at 11:00 AM to discuss term limits, corruption in Albany and a host of other issues. I hope you’ll tune in on AM970 – you can also use this link to listen live. 

Have a great weekend!

Daily Update

Jonathan Turley, not known for his conservative views, but considered fair, thinks Hillary’s situation is more precarious,  “DOJ does not give immunity without something valuable from a potential target like Bryan Pagliano.”  Read what he has to say here.

Here is Guy Benson’s take on the immunity for Pagliano.

The Daily Signal gives us five important exchanges made during yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellersted. 

Meanwhile, Congress continues to investigate the selling of aborted babies’ body parts.

Senator DeFranciso is being targeted for standing up for small businesses and taxpayers by the local unions.  What will they do when they see what Rob Astorino says here?

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts makes another mind-boggling decision. 

Thirty-one percent of the government’s assets are student’s loans.  Oh dear, the Obama Administration has prevented good job creation to help students pay them off.  This is not good news for American taxpayers.

Daily Update

Super Tuesday is over and one family will remember the day, not because of politics, but because that was the day they buried Ashley Guindon.  The longest lines in Virginia led to the flag-covered coffin of a woman who served her country in the Marine Reserves, became a police officer and was killed on the first day she reported to work.  It certainly puts things into perspective.  Rest in Peace, Ashley Guindon.    

Another newspaper editorial board says the $15 an hour minimum wage not the answer to remedying New York’s income inequality.  Part of what they say is “We have no doubt that his heart is in the right place. Cuomo is a brawler who never shies away from a fight, a trait we admire. But in a state cleaved by the upstate-downstate divide that characterizes all policy discussions, the governor should take a serious look at exploring these alternatives before driving the state in the ditch with such a rushed policy.  Read the rest of the editorial here.

The NY Torch explains the unsavory roots of the minimum wage here.

The US Supreme Court heard the latest abortion regulation case today.  With Justice Scalia — a strong pro-life Justice no longer on the bench — there is no telling how the case will be settled, if it is settled.  Let’s not forget why Texas adopted the stricter regulations.  The Supreme Court must insure that there is never another Gosnell’s house of horrors.

AARP supports the Family Leave Act which doesn’t surprise us but does disappoint us.  Are they getting paid as much for supporting this as they did for supporting Obamacare?  Obamacare is still draining our economy and President Obama is still illegally diverting money to insurers.  AARP stop supporting costly government programs consumers cannot afford.

Wednesday’s with Walter E. Williams.

Daily Update

Joseph Spector writes in his column how the unions are playing a key role in Governor Cuomo’s push for a $15 minimum wage.  The fact that this is the third consecutive day an article covers this should let citizens know (as Marcellus said to Horatio said in Hamlet) “something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”

Seriously, Mr. Emery?  Your answer to the conflict you and your firm obviously have is, “So long as I remain Chair of the CCRB, my firm Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff & Abady will not represent a client who filed a claim that was substantiated by the CCRB while I was Chair.”  There is only one way to resolve the conflict of interest:  resign from the Civilian Complaint Review Board.  Your past bias against police does not allow for an unbiased decision. 

The Daily Signal is reporting that the FBI vs Apple case is making Congress act on encryption.  Of course, if Congress decides, any information on the phone would certainly be dated and with this case being played out in the press, any people who may have conspired with Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook will be so far underground the information on the phone will not produce any results.  With that being said, the case does need to be resolved.  Here is the Magistrate’s decision on a similar case and some background information from Homeland Security New Wire.

All of Hillary’s email have been released — except for the ones deemed “top secret” on her personal unsecured server. 

Today is Super Tuesday — will this change the republican results?

How many main stream media sites reported that the charges against former Governor Rick Perry were dropped this week?  If he were a democrat, this would be front page news.

Tuesday’s with Thomas Sowell.

 

February 29, 2016

Monica Crowley opined last week on what President Nixon would have told President Obama on Cuba.  Part of what Ms. Crowley writes is “Instead of challenging the Castros, Mr. Obama is indulging them. His visit will cement the regime’s increasing oppression, grant it international legitimacy and demoralize victims of human rights violators everywhere.”  Read the rest of Ms. Crowley’s column here.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 25% of discretionary spending is not authorized.  However, while the headline is attention grabbing, I cannot imagine that the FBI or the State Department would not be re-authorized.  What the article proves is that government is far too big and needs to be consolidated.

The minimum wage ends up hurting those it is supposed to help, if in doubt,  ask Oregon. 

Most of the focus on raising the minimum wage has been on the inability for private businesses to absorb the costs.  Government agencies will have the same problem, unable to absorb the increase costs, so taxpayers will need to come up with more money for all the agencies involved.  The disability service providers are currently in Albany, lobbying for an increase in their budgets to pay for the perceived increase.  If the minimum wage is increased, taxpayers will pay.  The other side of the coin is a problem also.  Since the minimum wage for fast food workers was increased by executive fiat, how do you keep responsible workers for the disabled?  Governor Cuomo opened a Pandora’s Box, with is executive fiat, and his obsession to increase the minimum wage in New York is detrimental to every New York citizen.  Cuomo’s obsession to increase the minimum wage seems to cloud his ethics as well as disregard what is best for New Yorkers. 

The NY Daily News opines that crime just keeps happening and wonders how much of the senseless crime is due to the mentally ill not being treated properly. 

Personally I think every citizen should vote and be proud to cast a vote, but this is NOT the way to get them to vote.

New York City schools have some good news for a change, but Mayor de Blasio is not on board to keeping the good news coming. 

 

The Conservative Party of New York State mourns the loss of a great American Constitutionalist Justice Antonin Scalia

Brooklyn, NY — Justice Antonin Scalia appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 used his wisdom to guide America as our Founding Fathers outlined in the greatest constitution the world has ever known.

His wisdom and wit will be sorely missed. The world has lost a man who truly understood and fought for the American Dream for every American and every person who sought to be American.

We will continue to fight the good fight with the wise decisions he has left us.

Thank you Justice Antonin Scalia, we will carry on, now rest in peace.

CONSERVATIVE RATINGS RELEASED Assemblyman Nojay highest scoring legislator with 96%

Fort Hamilton Station, NY (10/30/15) The Conservative Party released its ratings for the 2015 Legislative Session today in order to keep the electorate knowledgeable of how their legislators voted on 25 key bills acted upon in the 2015 Legislative Session.

The Conservative Party tracks legislation throughout the session, issues support and opposition memos, and determines, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues including spending, crime, education, nanny state legislation and various other topics that affect the lives of New Yorkers, will be used. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of these key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our money. Every bill is considered, and then we narrow the number to give voters a fair assessment of spending, laws that effect the cost of doing business and the safety of living in New York,” said Mike Long, State Chairman.

“A review of the twenty-five bills used in this year’s ratings will show voters how some passed bills are specious or costly to taxpayers and others will show how they will help New Yorkers,” said Long. “The ratings give voters a scorecard on how their individual legislator voted on a diverse range of bills considered in the legislative session,” said Long.

“Assemblyman Nojay was the highest scoring member overall with 96%, in this year’s ratings. Seven Senators tied as the highest scored in the Senate with 76%.

This year the overall New York State Senate rating is 62%, up from last year’s 56.7%. The conservative endorsed Senate average was 72.75%. The democrats in the Senate averaged 50%. The Assembly did better than last year with an overall rating of 37%, up from 25.18% last year. The conservative endorsed Assembly members averaged 74.4% while the democrat Assembly members averaged 21%.

“Voters should review our ratings and remind their legislators that conservative fiscal policies works for taxpayers and for businesses and conservative values strengthen the principles our great country was founded on,” concluded Long.

(Ratings are online here. If you have a problem downloading, please call: 718-921-2158 or 518-356-
7882 for a copy. Thank you.)

Short Description of Bills Used for Senate 2015 Ratings

(The first 10 Bills were considered in both Houses; the last 15 bills passed the Senate only)

1. S. 7 Lanza/ A. 506 Paulin: This bill seeks to improve the State’s response to human trafficking in order to end this travesty perpetrated by buyers and traffickers. CPNYS supports this bill.

2. S. 2003C/A. 3003C Budget: CPNYS opposes the Budget Bill that contains taxpayers’ dollars for abortions.

3. S. 2004C/A. 3004C Budget: CPNYS opposes the Budget Bill that squandered the state’s windfall on gimmicks instead of fixing the state’s infrastructure or paying down the state’s debt.

4. S. 3203A-Golden/A. 4969B-Simotas: CPNYS supports the bill that increases the penalty when a person subjects another person to sexual contact for personal gratification or to degrade/abuse another individual while using public transportation.

5. S. 4239-Murphy/A 6255 Rosenthal: CPNYS supports the bill that authorizes eligible defendants, in the judicial diversion program who need treatment for opioid abuse or dependence, to receive certain medically prescribed treatment.

6. S. 4954-Marchione/A. 6258-Magnarelli: CPNYS opposes the bill that extends the borrowing practices of local governments in an effort to provide localities the ability to maintain financial flexibility. While this bill helps manage the expenses of mandates, localities need relief from mandates, not a method to borrow and prolong payments that continue to keep taxes high.

7. S. 4978A-Young/A.7912 Wright: CPNYS opposes the bill that increases the bonding authority of the NYS Housing Finance Agency by $3B to a maximum aggregated amount of $21.780 B.

8. S. 5969-LaValle/A. 8244-Glick: The bill, known as “Yes Means Yes”, provides $10 M in taxpayer’s money for colleges to implement response policies and procedures for sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking prevention.

9. S. 5972-Seward/A.6780-Simotas: CPNYS supports the bill that allows a pregnant individual to enroll in the state health insurance exchange at any time.

10. S. 6012-Flanagan/A.8323-Heastie: CPNYS opposes this bill that incorporates many different issues that are unrelated and should be voted on individually, for example rent control, extending the tax cap, extending mayoral control of NY City schools and a Yonkers bailout as well as giving the Governor, current and former, the ability to solemnize marriages.

11. S. 447- Marcellino: CPNYS supports the bill that creates the crime of aggravated criminal conduct (aggravated criminal conduct is a class E felony) where an individual commits a misdemeanor and has been previously subjected to four or more qualifying misdemeanors.

12. S. 455 – Marcellino: CPNYS supports the bill that establishes, as a class C felony, the crime of terrorism recruitment.

13. S. 894 – Avella: CPNYS opposes the proposed amendment to the state constitution that would increase the terms of office of members of the legislature to four years without limiting the number of terms a legislator can serve.

14. S. 1460 – Golden: CPNYS supports the bill that seeks to create a “blue alert system” to aid in the apprehension of any individuals suspected of killing or seriously wounding any law enforcement officer.

15. S. 1483 – LaValle: CPNYS supports the bill that seeks to increase from twenty-four months to sixty months, the time for which reconsideration for parole for a violent felony offense shall be determined.

16. S. 1976 – Golden: CPNYS supports the bill that seeks to provide incentives (tax credit) for donations to public education entities, school improvement organizations, local education funds and educational scholarship organizations.

17. S. 2295 – Griffo: CPNYS supports the bill that requires any state mandated program imposed on municipalities and school districts to be funded by the state.

18. S. 2720 — Griffo: CPNYS supports the bill that authorizes the state board of parole to require that a violent felony offender serve their maximum term, if release would pose an imminent threat to society.

19. S. 2968 — Funke: CPNYS supports the bill that requires if a state mandate imposes a cost upon a school district that it may not be imposed after the adoption of a school budget.

20. S. 3438 – Young: CPNYS supports the bill that seeks to require that recipients of welfare benefits who do not have a high school or equivalency diploma to participate in good faith in an educational program to provide them with either.

21. S. 4163 – Amedore: CPNYS supports establishing the crime of homicide by sale of an opiate controlled substance.

22. S. 4505 – Lanza: CPNYS supports the bill that prohibits expenditure of state, local or public authority moneys relating to federal terrorism trials in the state of New York.

23. S. 4611 – Budget: CPNYS supports the proposed constitutional amendment to require forfeiture of legislator’s pension benefits, rights and privileges if convicted of a felony involving breach of public trust.

24. S. 5837 – Seward: CPNYS supports the bill that seeks to amend the NY SAFE Act through a series of reforms.

25. S. 5954 – Flanagan: CPNYS supports the bill that seeks to make needed reforms to ensure students are afforded a high quality education and that educators are provided with a fair and robust APPR system.

Short Description of Bills Used for Assembly 2015 Ratings

(The first 10 Bills were considered in both Houses; the last 15 bills passed the Assembly only)

1. S. 7 Lanza/ A. 506 Paulin: This bill seeks to improve the State’s response to human trafficking in order to end this travesty perpetrated by buyers and traffickers. CPNYS supports this bill.

2. S. 2003C/A. 3003C Budget: CPNYS opposes the Budget Bill that contains taxpayers’ dollars for abortions.

3. S. 2004C/A. 3004C Budget: CPNYS opposes the Budget Bill that squandered the state’s windfall on gimmicks instead of fixing the state’s infrastructure or paying down the state’s debt.

4. S. 3203A-Golden/A. 4969B-Simotas: CPNYS supports the bill that increases the penalty when a person subjects another person to sexual contact for personal gratification or to degrade/abuse another individual while using public transportation.

5. S. 4239-Murphy/A 6255 Rosenthal: CPNYS supports the bill that authorizes eligible defendants, in the judicial diversion program who need treatment for opioid abuse or dependence, to receive certain medically prescribed treatment.

6. S. 4954-Marchione/A. 6258-Magnarelli: CPNYS opposes the bill that extends the borrowing practices of local governments in an effort to provide localities the ability to maintain financial flexibility. While this bill helps manage the expenses of mandates, localities need relief from mandates, not a method to borrow and prolong payments that continue to keep taxes high.

7. S. 4978A-Young/A.7912 Wright: CPNYS opposes the bill that increases the bonding authority of the NYS Housing Finance Agency by $3B to a maximum aggregated amount of $21.780 B.

8. S. 5969-LaValle/A. 8244-Glick: The bill, known as “Yes Means Yes”, provides $10 M in taxpayer’s money for colleges to implement response policies and procedures for sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking prevention.

9. S. 5972-Seward/A.6780-Simotas: CPNYS supports the bill that allows a pregnant individual to enroll in the state health insurance exchange at any time.

10. S. 6012-Flanagan/A.8323-Heastie: CPNYS opposes this bill that incorporates many different issues that are unrelated and should be voted on individually, for example rent control, extending the tax cap, extending mayoral control of NY City schools and a Yonkers bailout as well as giving the Governor, current and former, the ability to solemnize marriages.

11. A. 53A — Paulin: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to further infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens who exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.

12. A. 1345A – O’Donnell: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to adopt United Nations recommendations regarding the use of solitary confinement in NY prisons and jails.

13. A. 1574 –Jaffee: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to implement a state policy of fair and equal pay for equivalent value of work.

14. A. 2990 – Aubry: CPNYS opposes the bill that requires employers to make a conditional offer of employment before inquiring about any criminal convictions of a prospective employee.

15. A. 3376B – Wright: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to include writer salaries and fees within production costs eligible for the Empire State Film Production credit.

16. A. 3879 – Nolan: CPNYS opposes the bill that expands Workers’ Compensation law to provide benefits for paid family leave.

17. A. 3949 – Wright: CPNYS opposes the bill that prohibits police officers from doing their jobs by onerous regulations.

18. A. 4311 – Moya: CPNYS believes that citizenship has its privileges. We understand the necessity of education, however, providing scholarships and financial aid is an opportunity that must be reserved to those who live by our laws. We therefore opposed this bill that seeks to provide financial assistance to those who are not citizens of New York.

19. A. 4558 – Gottfried: CPNYS is opposed to this Orwellian thought-crimes bill and strongly believes that when a person is discriminated against, there are current laws that those who discriminate should be charged with.

20. A. 5062 – Gottfried: CPNYS is opposed to the bill that seeks to create a single payer health care plan for all New Yorkers. Health Care is best provided by the free market system with minimal government interference.

21. A. 5955B – Rosenthal: CPNYS is opposed to the bill that seeks to equate electronic cigarettes with cigarettes and place the same restrictions on electronic cigarettes by not allowing them in public areas.

22. A. 6221 – Glick: CPNYS strongly opposes the bill that seeks to expand abortion services in NYS.

23. A. 6509 – Wright: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to establish the office of special investigation to increase transparency and facilitate additional involvement of the court in grand jury proceedings.

24. A. 7212 – Joyner: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to raise the age of 16, 17, or 18 year old first time defendants who plead guilty or are convicted to Youthful Offender status in all courts as long as it is not a felony.

25. A. 7257 – Titus: CPNYS is opposed to the bill that seeks to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 (in NYC, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk) and $12.50 in the rest of the state by 2018 and to index after that to the rate of inflation.