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Welcome to Chairman Kassar’s Weekly Wrap-Up for Oct. 18, 2019

CONSERVATIVE PARTY FALL RECEPTION TO TAKE PLACE THIS COMING THURSDAY

The 2019 Conservative Party of New York fall reception will take place on Oct. 24 and feature a keynote speech from Jeanette Nuñez, the Lt. Governor of Florida. It will also feature a celebration of the 25th anniversary of New York Governor George Pataki’s historic electoral victory.

“Jeanette M. Nuñez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She was elected as Florida’s First Hispanic Female Lieutenant Governor of Florida in 2018. She previously served as a State Representative of the Florida House of Representatives from 2010 to 2018 and was named Speaker Pro Tempore from 2016 to 2018,” the keynote speaker’s bio reads.

Nuñez is a rising star in the Republican Party, serving under Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida. Gov. DeSantis is a favorite of President Donald Trump, and he has risen to become one of the most conservative heads of state in the entire nation following his electoral victory last year.

“If he was doing a lousy job, I probably wouldn’t have shown up today. But he is doing one of the best jobs in the whole country — Ron DeSantis,” President Trump said during a rally earlier this month.

The event will also honor former Governor George E. Pataki, who was the last Republican elected to lead the state of New York. He defeated Mario Cuomo, the father of the current New York Governor, and served three terms in office from 1995-2006.

Pataki’s valiant leadership helped New York get through the attacks of 9/11, as he and America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani set an example for strength in the face of tremendous national adversity. He will be honored during the event.

Tickets are still on sale. The event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel New York Ballroom on the 3rd floor. The address is 811 7th Avenue (between 52nd & 53rd Streets), New York, NY 10019. Please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible. For additional information, you may call 718-921-2158.

You can buy tickets online as well at this link. Don’t miss this incredible event to have a great time with like-minded folks and support the conservative movement in the Empire State!

CONSERVATIVE PARTY POSITIONS ON NEW YORK CITY 2019 BALLOT PROPOSALS

On Proposal 1, the Conservative Party believes that each portion of this proposed amendment should be a separate proposal. It should be noted that in the past, the ranking system was used in NYC School Board elections which created confusion and lent itself to fraud, therefore a NO vote is strongly recommended.

On Proposal 2, the Conservative Party is opposed to the CCRB and believes that each of these proposed changes to the Civilian Complaint Review Board only further empowers it, therefore a NO vote is recommended.

On Proposal 3, the Conservative Party believes that some of these proposals contained in this initiative have merit and should be adopted, however, it also includes that the citywide director of the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise program report directly to the Mayor and be supported by a mayoral office of M/WBE’s and therefore we recommend a NO vote on this proposal.

On Proposal 4, the Conservative Party supports the idea of a “rainy-day fund,” however, to establish a minimum budget for the office of Public Advocate and Borough President eliminates the need to find ways to streamline and cut expenses, we therefore recommend a NO vote on this proposal.

On Proposal 5, the Conservative Party supports government transparency and therefore recommends a YES vote on this proposal.

For more information on the proposals, visit the primer on our official website. Early voting begins next week on Oct. 26 and goes until Nov. 3, and you can get more information on how to do that at this link.

GOV. CUOMO CONTINUES HIS ATTACK ON THIRD PARTIES IN NEW YORK

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is waging war on influential third parties in the state of New York, making an appointment to his nine-person panel that is reforming state campaign laws that is a long-time opponent of Fusion Voting.

Fusion Voting allows Republican and Democratic candidates to appear as third-party candidates in certain situations. This keeps the major parties honest and more accountable to their bases. Cuomo appointed Jay Jacobs, who serves as chairman for the Nassau County and state Democratic parties, on the new bureaucratic board.

It is widely believed that Jacobs, who has waged war against Fusion Voting for years, is going to serve as Cuomo’s henchman to do the hit on third parties after Cuomo was angered by the left-wing Working Families Party endorsing his primary opponent Cynthia Nixon in last year’s election.

“It looks pretty obvious to me what’s going on here,” said New York State Conservative Party Chairman Jerry Kassar in a press release.

“Governor Cuomo is furious at the Working Families Party for endorsing Cynthia Nixon instead of him for governor in 2018, so his legislative mechanics cooked up a way to let his handpicked Democratic Chairman put a shiv between the third and fourth ribs of the WFP. Thankfully, though, the plot is unraveling as members of the public and news media are catching onto what they’re up to,” Kassar added.

Cuomo, of course, is denying that he is conspiring to consolidate power with his new commission.

“Yeah, I know — and people think there’s still a Santa Claus, and people believe in the Easter bunny,” he said when he was questioned about his motives during a September radio interview.

The Conservative Party, Working Families Party, and Republican Party are filing lawsuits in an attempt to prevent Cuomo’s attacks on Fusion Voting with his bureaucrat coup attempt.

“New York’s third parties, whether they be progressive or conservative, foster crucially important debate in New York and serve as incubators of ideas,” Chairman Kassar said. “We should be promoting as much free speech and political diversity in New York as possible, not working cynically to repress it. What Governor Cuomo and Chairman Jacobs are saying simply doesn’t pass the laugh test. They need to come clean about what they’re up to.”

OTHER NEWS

Schiff Says Congress May Not Need To Interview Whistleblower After All
– Hunter Biden says he ‘did nothing wrong at all’ — but admits ‘poor judgment’ in overseas deals
Giuliani Won’t Comply With ‘Illegitimate’ House Subpoenas, Says He Doesn’t Need Criminal Lawyer ‘At This Time’
Pelosi-Schiff Impeachment Express Steamrolls All-American Norms
– Matt Taibbi, a contributor editor to Rolling Stone, Admits President Trump is Correct about ‘Permanent Coup’ by Deep State.

Will the cease fire last and other timely subjects.

BREAKING NEWSU.S., Turkey Reach Ceasefire Agreement in Syria Conflict; more from Fox News.

If you are not telling the other person that you are withholding something in order for them to do something, how is it a quid pro quo?

Impeachment Becomes A Psychodrama Of the Press.

Memo to Democrats: A wealth tax is unconstitutional.

California and New York Show the Ugly Face of ‘Progress’

‘Organized destruction’: William Barr blasts ‘militant secularists’ over assault on religion.

What does it take to get sent to jail in New York City?

The Beat writes about reducing the jail population.

Bill Hammond writes this in today’s NY Post:  Blame Cuomo for New York’s Medicaid crisis.

There is a federal plan to bring freedom back to patients and doctors.

If you are caught up in the CDB craze, here are some facts that the FDA wants you to know.

Why Is the Media Ignoring a Law That Hurts Those with Disabilities?

Why does CNN’s fact checker leave out the facts?

The NBA controversy continues:  ‘Believe in something’: Nike mum on China’s crackdown despite standing up for Kaepernick.

The Daily Signal lets us know that the Democrats new bill would drive up college costs even further.

Interesting.  But the Democratic controlled House would never consider passing a bill to achieve this.

Our institutions of higher learning are anything but that today.

New York is so expensive; $100 is worth about $86 in New York—here’s what it will buy you in every US state.

Words of wisdom from Walter E. Williams:  Intolerance in Academia

For our New York City residents. The Party’s website’s home page lists our recommended positions for the 2019 NYC Ballot Proposals. 

CONSERVATIVE PARTY POSITIONS ON THE NEW YORK CITY 2019 BALLOT PROPOSALS

Proposal # 1:  This proposal seeks to eliminate the separate run-off primary elections for Mayor, Public Advocate, and Comptroller (by a convoluted system based on ranking your choice and eliminating the candidate with the lowest vote until a candidate has the majority); Extend the time period between the occurrence of a vacancy in an elected City office and when a special election must be held to fill that vacancy. Special elections would generally be held 80 days after the vacancy occurs, instead of 45 days (for Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough Presidents, and Council Members) or 60 days (for Mayor); and Adjust the timeline of the process for drawing City Council district boundaries so that it is completed before City Council candidates start gathering petition signatures to appear on the ballot for the next primary elections. This process occurs every ten years. The Conservative Party believes that each portion of this proposed amendment should be a separate proposal. It should be noted that in the past, the ranking system was used in NYC School Board elections which created confusion and lent itself to fraud, therefore a NO vote is strongly recommended.

The Conservative Party recommends a NO vote on Proposal # 1.

 Proposal # 2:  This proposal seeks to increase the size of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) from 13 to 15 members by adding one member appointed by the Public Advocate and adding one member jointly appointed by the Mayor and Speaker of the Council who would serve as chair, and to provide that the Council directly appoint its CCRB members rather than designate them for the Mayor’s consideration and appointment; Require that the CCRB’s annual personnel budget be high enough to fund a CCRB employee headcount equal to 0.65% of the Police Department’s uniformed officer headcount, unless the Mayor makes a written determination that fiscal necessity requires a lower budget amount; Require that the Police Commissioner provide the CCRB with a written explanation when the Police Commissioner intends to depart or has departed from discipline recommended by the CCRB or by the Police Department Deputy (or Assistant Deputy) Commissioner for Trials; Allow the CCRB to investigate the truthfulness of any material statement that is made within the course of the CCRB’s investigation or resolution of a complaint by a police officer who is the subject of that complaint, and recommend discipline against the police officer where appropriate; and Allow the CCRB members, by a majority vote, to delegate the board’s power to issue and seek enforcement of subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of records for its investigations to the CCRB Executive Director.  Increase the size of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) from 13 to 15 members by adding one member appointed by the Public Advocate and adding one member jointly appointed by the Mayor and Speaker of the Council who would serve as chair, and to provide that the Council directly appoint its CCRB members rather than designate them for the Mayor’s consideration and appointment; Require that the CCRB’s annual personnel budget be high enough to fund a CCRB employee headcount equal to 0.65% of the Police Department’s uniformed officer headcount, unless the Mayor makes a written determination that fiscal necessity requires a lower budget amount; Require that the Police Commissioner provide the CCRB with a written explanation when the Police Commissioner intends to depart or has departed from discipline recommended by the CCRB or by the Police Department Deputy (or Assistant Deputy) Commissioner for Trials; Allow the CCRB to investigate the truthfulness of any material statement that is made within the course of the CCRB’s investigation or resolution of a complaint by a police officer who is the subject of that complaint, and recommend discipline against the police officer where appropriate; and Allow the CCRB members, by a majority vote, to delegate the board’s power to issue and seek enforcement of subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of records for its investigations to the CCRB Executive Director.  The Conservative Party is opposed to the CCRB and believes that each of these proposed changes to the Civilian Complaint Review Board only further empowers it, therefore a NO vote is recommended. 

The Conservative Party recommends a NO vote on Proposal # 2.

 Proposal # 3:  This proposal would amend the City Charter to: Prohibit City elected officials and senior appointed officials from appearing before the agency (or, in certain cases, the branch of government) they served in for two years after they leave City service, instead of the current one year. The proposed change would be applicable to persons who leave elected office or City employment after January 1, 2022; Change the membership of the Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB) by replacing two of the members currently appointed by the Mayor with one member appointed by the Comptroller and one member appointed by the Public Advocate; Prohibit members of the COIB from participating in campaigns for local elected office, and reduce the maximum amount of money that members can contribute in each election cycle to the amounts that candidates can receive from those doing business with the City ($400 or less, depending on the office); Require that the citywide director of the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program report directly to the Mayor and require further that such director be supported by a mayoral office of M/WBEs; and Require that the City’s Corporation Counsel, currently appointed by the Mayor, also be approved by the City Council.  The Conservative Party believes that some of these proposals have merit and should be adopted, however, it also includes that the citywide director of the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise program report directly to the Mayor and be supported by a mayoral office of M/WBE’s and therefore we recommend a NO vote on this proposal.

The Conservative Party recommends a NO vote on Proposal # 3.

Proposal # 4:  This proposal seeks to amend the City Charter to: Allow the City to use a revenue stabilization fund, or “rainy day fund,” to save money for use in future years, such as to address unexpected financial hardships. Changes to State law will also be needed for this rainy-day fund to be usable; Set minimum budgets for the Public Advocate and Borough Presidents. The budget for each office would be at least as high as its Fiscal Year 2020 budget adjusted annually by the lesser of the inflation rate or the percentage change in the City’s total expense budget (excluding certain components), unless the Mayor determines that a lower budget is fiscally necessary; Require the Mayor to submit a non-property tax revenue estimate to the City Council by April 26 (instead of June 5). The Mayor may submit an updated estimate after that date, but must explain why the updated estimate was fiscally necessary if the update is submitted after May 25; and Require that, when the Mayor makes changes to the City’s financial plan that would require a budget modification to implement, the proposed budget modification shall be submitted to the Council within 30 days.  The Conservative Party supports the idea of a “rainy-day fund,” however, to establish a minimum budget for the office of Public Advocate and Borough President eliminates the need to find ways to streamline and cut expenses, we therefore recommend a NO vote on this proposal. 

 The Conservative Party recommends a NO vote on Proposal # 4.

 Proposal # 5:  This proposal seeks to amend the City Charter to: For projects subject to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), require the Department of City Planning (DCP) to transmit a detailed project summary to the affected Borough President, Borough Board, and Community Board at least 30 days before the application is certified for public review, and to post that summary on its website; and Provide Community Boards with additional time to review ULURP applications certified for public review by DCP between June 1 and July 15, from the current 60-day review period to 90 days for applications certified in June, and to 75 days for applications certified between July 1 and July 15.  The Conservative Party supports government transparency and therefore recommends a YES vote on this proposal.

The Conservative Party recommends a YES vote on Proposal # 5.

Did Hunter do himself harm in ABC interview?

Hunter Biden attempts to squash appearances of conflict of interest with father.  (However, he seems to dig himself a bigger hole.)

Even some in the media appear to be changing their minds.

Mr. VP Biden, if the heat is too hot in the kitchen, get out of the kitchen!

Here is Steve Hilton’s take on the real Ukraine scandal —  US cash for gas — It involves the Bidens’ and a growing list of Dems.

Could it be — Joe Biden: Youth Idol?

 Is it any wonder that Tom Steyer is polling less than 1% in his home state when he says outlandish statements like this?

Varney: America has a spending problem, not a tax problem.

Governor Cuomo:  In case you missed this, we agree with the Buffalo News editorial:  The 27th District needs a special election – soon.

What could possibly go wrong – besides fraud?

NY Legislature doesn’t care about public safety, only members’ job security.

New York City: The Front Line of Minimum Wage Misery.  Then there is this:  Target Cuts Workers’ Hours after Vowing to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 By 2020, which should be filed under “be careful what you wish for.”

Three Nations That Tried Socialism and Rejected It.

‘Godlessness and Big Government Go Hand in Hand,’ Allie Beth Stuckey Tells Social Conservatives.

Lack of Outrage Can Be a Real Drag.

Welcome to Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap-up that discusses mental health failures, President Trump’s Syria decision and why the Trump Administration won’t dignify a “witch hunt.”

MAYOR DE BLASIO’S MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FAILS NEW YORKERS

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has another failed public policy initiative on his hands, as his $1 billion mental health program is failing residents, a report released by the New York City Public Advocate has determined.

Nicole Malliotakis, pointed out last March that first lady Chirlane McCray’s pet mental health project, Thrive NYC, had blown through $850 million without much to show for it. “It’s a point that I and many other serious mental health advocates have been making for a long time.”

It was reported earlier this year that Thrive NYC couldn’t produce any data indicating the program’s efficacy. The city council has complained that the program has failed the city’s homeless mentally ill population and suffers from chronic bureaucratic lag.

Meanwhile, violent criminals are being let out onto the streets to commit heinous offenses. One such recent example is Randy Santos, 24, who is accused of brutally murdering four homeless men in Chinatown.

It was revealed that Santos had committed violent crimes before, but his charges were dropped thanks to the Manhattan District Attorney. Their inaction forced Judge Joanne Watters to let Santos back on the streets, and that men are dead Is the likely result.

“Unfortunately attacks on court officers and police officers are not taken seriously anymore, even by the Manhattan DA’s Office,” said Dennis Quirk, president of the state’s court officers union. “Criminals are doing this because they know there is no punishment.”

That’s just business as usual in de Blasio’s city, as his liberal policies have made NYC a much more unsafe and tumultuous place.

TRUMP’S TROOP REMOVAL POLICIES IN SYRIA DRAW REPUBLICAN BACKLASH

President Donald Trump announced this week that troops would be removed from Northern Syria, as Turkish dictator Recep Erdogan prepare an assault against Kurdish forces in the area.

Many top Republicans expressed frustration with President Trump’s policies following reports that the Turks officially moved into northeastern Syria on Wednesday as a possible war begins between the Turks and the Kurds may break out.

“While the administration refuses to act against Turkey, I expect strong bipartisan support,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said. “Most members of Congress believe it would be wrong to abandon the Kurds, who have been strong allies against ISIS.”

“President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria is having sickening and predictable consequences,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said.

“President Trump’s decision to abandon the Kurds, our major ally in the fight against ISIS, was terribly unwise. Today, we are seeing the consequences of that terrible decision,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said.

However, Trump is sticking by his decision claiming that the move is necessary in order to show that the U.S. is no longer the policeman of the world. He says this is the first step toward the troops coming home from endless wars in the Middle East.

“Fighting between various groups that has been going on for hundreds of years. USA should never have been in Middle East,” Trump said in a series of tweets issued on Wednesday morning. “The stupid endless wars, for us, are ending!”

Only time will tell if Trump’s draw-back in Syria will have serious negative consequences for stability in the region.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REFUSES TO DIGNIFY IMPEACHMENT WITCH HUNT

 The Trump administration is refusing to cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry over alleged improper correspondence with the Ukraine. The administration argues that Democrats want to boot Trump from office before the 2020 presidential election.

“Put simply, you seek to overturn the results of the 2016 election and deprive the American people of the President they have freely chosen. Many Democrats now apparently view impeachment not only as a means to undo the democratic results of the last election, but as a strategy to influence the next election, which is barely more than a year away,” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to House leaders.

“Given that your inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, or even the most elementary due process protections, the Executive Branch cannot be expected to participate in it. Because participating in this inquiry under the current unconstitutional posture would inflict lasting institutional harm on the Executive Branch and lasting damage to the separation of powers, you have left the President no choice,” Cipollone added.

The impeachment inquiry has already descended into a farce, as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) abuses his power in broad daylight out of desperation to harm the office of the Presidency.

The CIA whistle-blower who filed the complaint that started this new impeachment drive failed to disclose their direct contact with Schiff’s office to Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson, which may have been a felony. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has indicated that a lawsuit against Schiff may be in the works.

The idea of a lawsuit against him is very real. It’s being worked on,” Giuliani said.

By the time all of this unprecedented insanity is over, it may seal the Democratic Party’s fate in 2020 and assure Trump’s second term in the White House.

OTHER NEWS

- Register for important November election 
- DC Is Abolishing Columbus Day. Here’s the Truth About Columbus
- Apple Deletes Police-Tracking App Used by Hong Kong Freedom Protesters at China’s Behest
- The NBA Proves That Corporate Social Activism Is All About the Dollars
- INSANITY: Man Has Guns Confiscated for Posting ‘Joker’ Memes on Twitter
- ESPN faces criticism over its coverage of Hong Kong tweet and the NBA
- Ocasio-Cortez Accuses Trump of Anti-Semitism for Twitter War Against Rep. Adam Schiff

Hillary and Chelsea trying to find their way back to the White House.

Chairman Kassar was a guest on WAUB 1590 AM/98.1 FM with Steve Penstone discussing the importance of the Conservative Party in New York State.  You can listen to it here.  (scroll to the bottom of the page, on the right-hand side {as you look at it} then go up three.)

File this under:  Sanctimonious school resource officer out of control, detention, counseling on why it was wrong, but being charged with a felony is way over the top.

Get set for a statewide wave of cases like Randy Santos.

Goodwin: Chinatown murders are proof liberal policies put us in danger.

“Compassion” Comes to Chinatown. 

NYC’s fact-challenged first couple.

The Left’s Real Impeachment Wish.

Hillary Clinton: ‘Obviously’ I can beat Trump ‘again’   (Personally, I really think she is fantasizing that she is Elizabeth McCord [Téa Leoni] in Madam Secretary.)

Hillary Clinton Proves She’s Still Tha Kween of Milquetoast Platitudes 

The apple doesn’t fall far from her mother:  Imagining Chelsea Clinton’s America.

Trump faces growing GOP revolt on Syria.

Trump Moves to Increase Transparency in Government Regulations.

Congressman Katko comments on impeachment inquiry, feels it is premature.

What You Need to Know About Trump’s Syria Move.  

The Empire Center reports: Cuomo’s Medicaid Reforms Are Breaking Down.  Watchdog say’s New York’s ballooning Medicaid cost stems from poor budgeting.

The Empire Center also educates us on a lesson on apprenticeships.

Lies, leaks and half-truths: Schiff’s credibility crumbling amid impeachment push.

Authenticity problem? Elizabeth Warren stories under scrutiny amid 2020 surge.

The Chilling Case of Dr. Mackereth.

This Is the Strongest Argument Against Medicare for All.

This week’s words of wisdom from Walter E. Williams.

Why do so many want to destroy the one country that has lifted up so many people and countries?

Be forewarned!  Daniel Turner: Capitalism, prosperity, freedom are worth fighting for. We don’t want to end up like Venezuela.

And if you think for a moment that can’t happen here, read what the new crop of candidates are running on in Brooklyn.

Letting mentally ill homeless live on the streets is a false kindness.

Another tragic result of the new crop of candidates have been getting passed is the idea that “little” crimes do not matter.  Think again.   The latest from democrat socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be abolishing prisons.  Ms. AOC believes a “cage is a cage.”

Senator Warren:  Three major lies and you are out!  This is number two.

Congressman Schiff’s record on impeachment isn’t much better.

Republicans Battle Adam Schiff: Yes We’re Pissed and Americans are Getting Screwed.

Words of advice to elected democrats with “Trump derangement syndrome” –  Be careful what you wish for.

Donald Devine opines on the deep state swamp.

The NY Sun:  Democracy Dies in Darkness, Indeed.

The NBA’s Shameful Hypocrisy Over China.

Trump’s making a big mistake in betraying the Kurds.

Trump’s most vocal allies disagree with Syria pullout.

New study: Not one vaping illness linked to legal e-cigarette pods

Kudos to Richard Ketay!   We need more people like him to speak up.

The US Supreme Court Justices have a busy year ahead…

Kudos to the Trump Administration!  Buffalo news article Trump Admin joining Michael Kearns efforts to stop Green Light law.

Conservative denounce attempts to impeach President Trump.

Charles Hurt opines in the Washington Times:  Impeachment in search of a high crime.

John Gizzi wants to know did NY Rep. Rose’s Change From ‘No’ to ‘Yes’ On Impeachment Finish Him?

Trump Stopped Cold When A Black Supporter Asked to Pray for Him — What She Did Next Floored the Room.

The New York Daily News makes some good points in today’s editorial:  Give us a break: De Blasio didn’t do the homework necessary to support his paid vacation plan.

Another NY Daily News editorial that shines the light on the right point of view.  Love the last sentence.

File this under:  Finally!  Long Island liberals wake up to how green extremism hurts constituents.

More liberals are “woke” and right on this issue:  City council signs letter opposing school oversight plan.

Not all liberals are having a change of heart:  Liberals see oppression in the food aisles.

Michael Goodwin’s common-sense shines through his Sunday column:  ‘Groundhog’ Dems again ‘left’ behind.

Why the tristate ‘pot summit’ won’t settle a thing.

The US Supreme Court returns today and it should be a very interesting year with abortion rights (especially with Justice Kennedy retired), transgender rights and DACA among many other far-reaching cases.  For more information on some of the cases read the Heritage Foundation’s Overview of the Supreme Court’s 2019–2020 Term.

What’s at Stake in Supreme Court’s ‘Sex Discrimination’ Case.

Most likely one of the most important fights we are in in today’s society:  We Must Fight the Sexualization of Children by Adults.

I Spent a Year as a Trans Man. Doctors Failed Me at Every Turn.  (A very touching article by a young lady, led astray by her fears and those who exploit them.)

Can Babies Defeat Marx?  Great article by Annie Holmquist!

Welcome to Chairman Kassar’s Weekly Wrap-Up for Oct. 4, 2019

OSWEGO COUNTY CHAIRMAN RON GREENLEAF RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS VETERANS’ AWARD

The Oswego County Veterans Service Agency recently honored Ron Greenleaf, who serves as Mayor of the Village of Hannibal, for his heroic Naval service during the Vietnam War.

The 71-year-old war hero received a plaque from the county at Vona’s Restaurant during a banquet that was held to give Greenleaf the inaugural Oswego County Veteran of the Year Award.

“I am so honored to even be nominated,” Greenleaf said to the crowd, according to a report that appeared in the Oswego County Advertiser. “The other seven nominees are all well-deserving of this award, just as much as I am. We all served our country, and we all served our community.”

Greenleaf’s civic accomplishments, in addition to serving as Mayor, include his time as Chair of the Hannibal Historical Society, town supervisor for the Village of Hannibal for 14 years, and Chair of the Oswego County Conservative Party.

“It’s truly an honor to be able to say that the first Oswego County veteran of the year comes from District 21,” said county legislator Terry Wilbur, who represents District 21 and is a long-time colleague of Greenleaf.  “Ron, you make our district very proud.”

The event that took place on Wednesday also honored all of the county’s veterans, and starts a great annual tradition of making sure that some of our state’s greatest heroes receive the respect and admiration they truly deserve.

CONSERVATIVE PARTY FALL RECEPTION TO TAKE PLACE LATER THIS MONTH

The 2019 Conservative Party of New York fall reception will take place on Oct. 24 and feature a keynote speech from Jeanette Nuñez, the Lt. Governor of Florida. It will also feature a celebration of the 25th anniversary of New York Governor George Pataki’s historic electoral victory.

“Jeanette M. Nuñez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She was elected as Florida’s First Hispanic Female Lieutenant Governor of Florida in 2018. She previously served as a State Representative of the Florida House of Representatives from 2010 to 2018 and was named Speaker Pro Tempore from 2016 to 2018,” the keynote speaker’s bio reads.

Nuñez is a rising star in the Republican Party, serving under Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida. Gov. DeSantis is a favorite of President Donald Trump, and he has risen to become one of the most conservative heads of state in the entire nation following his electoral victory last year.

“If he was doing a lousy job, I probably wouldn’t have shown up today. But he is doing one of the best jobs in the whole country — Ron DeSantis,” President Trump said during a rally on Thursday.

The event will also honor former Governor George E. Pataki, who was the last Republican elected to lead the state of New York. He defeated Mario Cuomo, the father of the current New York Governor, and served three terms in office from 1995-2006.

Pataki’s valiant leadership helped New York get through the attacks of 9/11, as he and America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani set an example for strength in the face of tremendous national adversity.

“I’ll just never forget one obviously homeless gentleman coming up and giving me a hug, and me telling him, ‘We’ll get through this,’ and his saying, ‘Thank you, I’m sure we will,'” Pataki said about his experiences the day of the attacks.

Pataki served as the honorary chairman of the National September 11 Memorial board of directors, helping the country to never forget what happened on that fateful day.

“It is something that I thought from the beginning had to be the cornerstone of all that we did at Ground Zero, so that people would not just once a year think back to September 11th, but every day people from around the country and around the world would have a chance to visit the site and understand the magnitude of the loss and yet at the same time understand the courage and strength that New Yorkers responded with,” Pataki said.

The event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel New York Ballroom on the 3rd floor. The address is 811 7th Avenue (between 52nd & 53rd Streets), New York, NY 10019. Please R.S.V.P. by October 18, 2019; you can also purchase tickets here.   For additional information, please call 718-921-2158.

TRUMP CALLS DEMOCRATS’ BLUFF ON IMPEACHMENT PUSH

 The Democratic Party is getting cold feet about the impeachment push against President Donald Trump, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi noting that her party is stopping short of pushing for “outright impeachment.”

“This is an inquiry and not an outright impeachment. And we have to give the president his chance to exonerate himself, but he thinks what he did was perfect,” Pelosi said about her party’s efforts against the President.

Pelosi has called upon House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to lead the impeachment inquiry, and he insists that he means business.

“We’re not fooling around here, though,” Rep. Schiff said. “We don’t want this to drag on months and months and months, which appears to be the administration’s strategy.”

However, President Trump is calling Schiff’s bluff. He is telling the Democrats to get on with the impeachment, or give up on this ridiculous charade.

Trump plans to send a letter to Pelosi informing her that his administration will ignore Democrat lawmaker’s demands until she calls a formal vote for an impeachment inquiry. Democrats are not happy about Trump’s posturing.

Pelosi said in a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that there “is no requirement under the Constitution, under House Rules, or House precedent that the whole House vote before proceeding with an impeachment inquiry.”

“For several decades, impeachment investigations have frequently been conducted without a full vote,” Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne said to Axios.

Trump seems undaunted by any of the controversy and continues to put the spotlight on Vice President Joe Biden for the corrupt behavior he committed while serving as B. Hussein Obama’s second-in-command.

“China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened with China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine,” Trump said on Thursday. “I’m sure that President Xi [Jinping] does not like being under that kind of scrutiny where billions of dollars is taken out of his country by a guy that just got kicked out of the Navy.”

OTHER NEWS

- Chris Collins resigns: What that means for the 27th District
- Maxine Waters Wants Trump ‘Imprisoned’ And ‘Placed In Solitary Confinement’
- Report: AG Barr Is Ramping Up His Probe Of CIA, FBI Activities In 2016
- Study Finds Transgender Athletes Have Advantages In Women’s Sports, Even After 12 Months Of Hormone Therapy
- CLASSLESS: Rashida Tlaib is Selling Profane ‘Impeach the MF’ T-Shirts to Raise Campaign Funds
- RED FLAG INSANITY: Judge Denies Request From Iraq War Veteran to Get Confiscated Guns Back

The NY Times exposes the leader of New York’s swamp…again.

The New York Times is reporting on the ever deepening swamp in New York and exposing the fact that Governor Cuomo has done nothing to clean up the swamp; in fact, he thrives in it.  Read more on the federal investigation in Bill Hammond’s column here.

Chris Bragg writes in the Albany Times Union about another federal probe of the Cuomo Administration that is costing taxpayers $1.2 M in additional legal fees that first began with the Buffalo Billion investigation.

Devine: Anti-cop policies implemented in the Bronx bring danger to cops.

It was wrong to suspend him in the first place, fortunately, Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr., responded to the public outcry.

Laura Ingraham looks into Rep. Adam Schiff’s alleged Ukraine connection, asks why media ignores it.

The case of the so-called Ukraine whistleblower scandal.

Congressman Max Rose, since you made up your mind on impeaching the president, we thought you should know you are on the wrong side.

Obsessed by “impeaching President Trump” democrats ignore doing what is right for Americans.

Conrad Black opines on former VP Joe Biden’s career in National Review.

Here is what David French thinks of the former VP’s gun control plan – it is a disaster.

How the War on History Is Rewriting America’s Past.

The Gospel of Marx: A False Religion Explained

Hong Kong’s ‘Shot Heard Around the World’ Is Reverberating.

Our Divisive News Media Needs Clark Kent.

Walter E. Williams asks the question who cares about you?

America shows her true colors.

Democrats’ impeachment drive serves their needs, not the country’s.

Peter Navarro: Trump’s two big wins for farmers, manufacturers, workers vs. Dems’ impeachment squad.

Warren Backs AOC’s Illegal Immigrant Welfare Plan.

Hunter Biden: The Most Comprehensive Timeline.

She’s back!  (Actually, she never was really gone.)

Charles Hurt’s column — Happy retirement, Speaker Pelosi.

Reports: Red State Democrats Already Concerned About ‘Out of Control’ Impeachment Process.

Jason Chaffetz: Trump’s transparency is driving the left nuts (and messing up their impeachment dreams)

Pompeo rejects Dem demands for officials’ testimony.

Heather MacDonald writes in the City Journal about  a platform of urban decline; an article that should be forwarded to everyone who is considering voting for anyone of the democrat presidential candidates.

E.J. McMahon explains why Judge Paul Oetken rejected the states’ core argument that Congress lacked the power to cap SALT deductions. But, true to form, Governor Cuomo

As predicted, the $15 wage is killing jobs all across the city.

De Blasio is utterly clueless about the city’s retail pain.

Transgender Players Disrupt Women’s Rugby in Britain.

This is the true America!  God Bless America.

1969: a year with historic events evident in today’s society.

Rest in peace, Officer Brian Mulkeen.   This makes our hearts even heavier.  Pray for our law enforcement and first responders.

The tragic result of New York City turning anti-cop.

Sen. Marco Rubio:  Socialism is entirely incompatible with America and its unique, entrepreneurial spirit.

Oh Joe, don’t you know almost everything you say is on a video tape someplace?  Why is it that far too many democrats do not understand the meaning of hypocrisy?   Or ethics and conflicts of interest?

And sometimes it takes too long for people to do what is right.

Charles Hurt’s column in the Washington Times:  Media have only themselves to blame for disbelief in Ukraine scandal.

Good question.  Ukrainian to US prosecutors:  Why don’t you want our evidence on Democrats?  (Note the date on the article.)

Andrew McCarthy ask the question  how about a bipartisan treaty against the criminalization of elections?

‘An Uprising from the Strangest Places’: Sen. Tim Scott on Diversifying the Conservative Movement.

Interesting upcoming US Supreme Court case to be heard this year.  Were you aware of this?

Somehow the socialist who are demanding the US adopt socialism never learned this truism.  The Driving Force of Free Markets Is Empathy, Not Greed.

Nicole Gelinas opines on the gaping hole in the MTA’s new financial plans.

The NY Post editorial explains that the Pols’ business-killing laws are leaving city storefronts empty.

Carranza accused of ‘pitting parents against each other’ along racial lines.

Robert Knight opines on the 50th anniversary of True Grit.  John Wayne versus Woodstock.