I really feel sorry for this branch of government. They take so much verbal abuse it must really take a toll on them. You’ve got to realize something. They almost work 6 months a year and barely make close to 200k. Usually that’s in conjunction with their primary jobs. These lawyers , accountants, doctors and financial advisors really need this extra work just to be able to make ends meet. These overworked souls are barely able to take half a dozen vacations a year.
What do they get for all of the scorn we give them?….well they do get all of their kids college loans forgiven, millions of dollars to staff their offices and a budget to pay for personnel…oh yeah after 2 terms they get a measly pension and social security that borders on the poverty level of 150k. These cowboys have it rough and we should praise them not abuse them.
Now here we are about to have one of Government’s greatest gifts bestowed upon us and we still complain. The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare is going to solve all of our health care problems as far as driving costs down, covering pre-existing conditions and keeping our kids on our plans till their 26 years old. Don’t worry you will be able to keep your plan and doctor as long as the government says so. If it doesn’t it only means they know better and will take care of us. As a matter of fact they say this plan is SOOOO GOOD that they actually feel guilty and refuse to take part in it themselves. Furthermore their staffers wont even be part of this wonderful policy.
So do you now see how unbelievably generous and unselfish these saints are? Only people like us will be forced into this government takeover of 20% of the entire economy and every intimate detail of all our personal information and all of the details of our healthcare. I bet you feel bad for them now….am I right? Of course I am! Let’s remember – elections have consequences ….indeed they do oh and BTW thank a Congressman they have it rough.
Well it’s official- Chicago style politics has been implemented in DC. After years of protecting the filibuster / nuclear option the DNC have now eliminated it. Why? So many reasons- judicial picks, policy battles, executive orders and appointments are now a simple rubber stamp by Harry Reid!
All this is disturbing enough but the one bombshell I have been warning about is yet to come.
Obama is not planning on leaving this White House any time within 3 years …No Sir! The next shoe to drop will be term limits friends. Presidential Term Limits!! The ruse will be ” this Crisis we are in is too Dangerous to charge horses” we need the present leadership in there so he can use his experience and familiarity to this unique quagmire.”
I have been talking and writing about this for 3 years. He doesn’t give a damn about the country and it’s Freedoms he is Hell bent on Ruling It! The way he is unilaterally changing his namesake law ( Obamacare) is the perfect example of how he intends to make ALL LAWS. Immigration Reform was another one he was testing the waters with. Basically he becomes this ” soft ” Dictator and unless we make some HUGE seat swaps in 2014 I do believe it will happen.
After running a grass roots campaign here in NYC I have realized a couple of Hard Truths. First off to get elected it seems you need the absolute backing and the powerful infrastructure that only a political party can provide. To get this type of support one needs to deal away part of their soul. So in exchange the party will have the ability to control most of what a newly elected official will do. Didn’t you ever notice when a newbie candidate gets elected all of the sudden all of the policies he wanted to implement fall to the way side and suddenly they start talking acting and ruling like the same person that was in there to begin with?
Some of it can be attributed to learning more about the particular subject such as Foreign Policy. Almost nobody really knows the circumstances with world affairs until they’ve been entirely briefed by the intel agencies. I’m sure that’s always a rude awakening but most of the time it’s just the establishment teaching the New Blood how ” Things are done Around here”. Along with these revelations I’m sure there is the ol’ ” Hey you like being a Senator new guy? because we can make that title disappear real fast. Of course they are reluctant to give up there new position and they play along. New guy becomes old guy – the process is complete.
To combat this we need a Political Enema! We need an entire generational House Cleaning. And Congress I believe is the best place to start. These 10, 15 ,20 year terms need to end NOW! Every 2 years these people run for office. That means everyday of their term they are thinking about being re-elected. There is no room for doing anything helpful to the people all of the sudden everything is about getting re-elected and they are obsessed with it. How does this serve the public?
All terms should be 4 years and ALL should have a 2 Term LIMIT! this resembles what public service was supposed to be according to the Constitution. One more thing …ALL of these outrageous salaries and fringe benefits at the tax payer expense must end! Someone like Pelosi or Issa both who are worth hundreds of millions ( and McCain too should forfeit their salaries and provide their own health care and their own damn expenses!! Enough is enough! You elected officials claim to want to help improve the quality of the life of those less fortunate then SHOW ME YOUR MONEY! and stop with your trash rhetoric crap.
Do that and you got my vote and I honestly don’t give a damn what party you belong to.
Andy Sullivan founder of the 911 Hard Hats and blue collar corner
I am encouraged to see that Union leadership is beginning to adopt to the dire situation they are presently in. After the President of the AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka came out and told the world it is time to begin recruiting outside the traditional means it seems to have taken hold. After a disastrous year for the Lobsterman of Maine a Mr. Lane decided to call on a few union organizers in the area and actually worked out a very creative and unique deal with the fisherman.
We now have the Maine Lobsterman’s Union. A local organized by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. This was set in motion of course by the fact that Union numbers have been cratering for the last 20 years. Even with a President ( Obama ) who is so pro Union some of his stances , the GM Bailout in particular actually did more bad than good for them in the long run and even though I loath Mr. Trumka and his 2 faced nature and duplicity this new approach is a very good sign.
Basically you can join the Union but you don’t have to be a member. What the union can do is be a big help during the contract process. Ordinarily the independent worker or contractor is at the mercy of the the company or agency and most cases there is an inherent advantage. Well because of Union organizers they can go in there as your proxy and get the best deal you can get for you and other people in your industry. Certainly the organizers would love for you to go the full boat and enter into a CBA agreement with them but the fact that they are willing to come over and act so generously is a very good thing and could lay some wonderful groundwork for the future of the Union Industry.
The only topping on the cake that I can think of would be if Unions could once again be bi-partisan like they were just before Reagan fired the Air Traffic Controllers. That has for the last 30+ years drove a wedge between the GOP and Unions. This is very unfortunate since over 50% of union workers are staunch Conservatives and do not go along with the way the DNC and the Union leadership conduct this Marriage Made In Hell. Well that’s one Union man’s opinion …what do you think?
Andy Sullivan Union Member Conservative and Candidate for NYC 2013
What a great day out there meeting the voters of the district. Gravesend Brooklyn is indeed a once beautiful and charming piece of Americana that has been devastated by a lackluster recovery and a total disregard for the awful transformation that’s occurring. Between the vacant storefronts on Ave. U and the lack of jobs in the area it is a community in serious decline.
Fear not though, there is a panacea for this condition but it must begin with a change of leadership and direction …a leadership that I will indeed provide.
The End is Near! Not just for the re-opening of the Government but for the chance of doing anything significant. As long as the Media is being controlled by the Left we will continue to spend and increase the deficit and debt until the United States economy implodes. Once this global event transpires you will see the combining of China, Russia, India and perhaps even Germany to create a new ” Dollar” by which the world will base all large scale fiscal activity. These countries will require the US return its’ Gold to them and America and her impact on world affairs will be greatly diminished. Thank You Barack Obama.
One of the very few promises this President of ours has kept it has been the one where he said” We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America”. Boy did he live up to that one! We have already been downgraded financially and regardless if we stay closed or re-open government we certainly wont have any cut in spending or new economic policy that will help with the ballooning debt.
During the Bush Administration YES! the world did not like us and in some cases hated us BUT!…..they absolutely feared and respected us.Today after all the promise of International healing and cleaning up the planet and receding shorelines they either hate us more then ever or think we are weak and pathetic. Why do you think it’s so easy for Putin to play this President. He was Gung Ho!! about going after Assad ( Which I did not support) but Putin came in to protect his” Boy” Assad and all of the sudden Obama tucked tail and agreed to whatever the Ex- KGB Agent told him to agree to.
It seems like the only time this President shows any strength whatsoever it is against his fellow Americans. Never have I heard a President refer to the opposing party as the ” Enemy”. Right there should of been a red flag that this was a man looking to radically alter our Constitution. He shook the hands and bowed to depots but will not deal with the other party. The endless lies about transparency and broken promises seem never to be brought up during the very few Press Conferences he ever has. His Pressers sound like a One Direction fan club convention.
I truly worry about the future of my country. Other politicians look at the way this one behaves and will think it’s OK to do as he does until eventually Freedom and Liberty will be things we use to have when we were young. This is probably the biggest reason I am running for office. The best way to encourage change is at the local level and then watch out here comes the Irishman and he ain’t happy!
Here is an interview with Freddy the owner of the Schnitzel House. It is a German restaurant located in the cradle of Bay Ridge Brooklyn. It’s customers are mostly neighborhood gentry who keep coming back for the excellent food and the warm hospitality. My meeting with Freddy was perfectly timed. Being a former business owner in the same area I know what type of taxes and regulations this man needs to deal with before he can put one dollar towards feeding his family.
This man and his establishment is the very lifeblood of the community. Everything from the Bartender Tommy to the lovely waitresses this is their livelihood. Freddy plays such an important role in their lives. This is who the city has decided to declare a revenue assault on. Everything from the DOB to Consumer Affairs to the warm-hearted IRS all converge on the small businessman to extrapolate whatever they can until there’s nothing left.
Thank God for the generosity of the locales and fellow biz owners. Without them a wonderful place like the Schnitzel House might cease to exist. As I met with the fine Bay Ridgites I realized this is what its’ all about. Neighbors helping neighbors. Together lets’ make sure when we vote we vote for those are in the corner of people like Freddy and the Schnitzel House. This place is not just a place to sit and eat this is a place of family and friends. Please stop by and say hello to Freddy and the gang. It reminds of a German themed Cheers. Dankeschon!
Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver and his theft, political corruption, enabling sex criminals and the blatant way he does it in the face of the laws that he creates is beyond comprehension. Imagine we were exposed to ALL of the criminal activity he has nurtured and allow to happen under his 2 decades long rule? This latest batch of malfeasance is a small glimpse in to the entire mosaic that makes up New York’s most Powerful Politician – Gangster- Sheldon Silver. Cuomo and his Moreland Commission are probably made up of a gang of Shelly puppets. Does anyone really think that justice will be served to this man through this showpiece?
I must tell you Sheldon Silver is amazing. How do we proceed with this Arch Criminal? He’s like the Lex Luther of NYC politics. There is no real tool or vehicle to remove him. His influence and network is so entrenched. All of this law breaking and the silence from fellow pols is deafening. This to me is a sign that he’s got the goods on everyone else and NO ONE in office will jeopardize their lottery ticket lifestyle to put this man in prison where he belongs.
I do promise this though….when I win my City Council run I will make it my mission in life to bring Sheldon Silver to justice.
Here they are ….2 more different people and visions that only God could create and this salacious Media awaiting to devour it.
Lhota, the Rudy Giuliani budget wonk who is well schooled in things of policy and how to execute it. de Blasio, great stage presence and orator with a very almost savior-like tone….remind you of anyone? The Fiscal Hawk takes on the Entitlement King. Right now New Yorkers have the race a blowout but not me. I feel this will be a lesson in history.
If Americans have learned anything it is that progressive policies cripple and butcher the wealth creating ways of Capitalism. Detroit, at one time one of the greatest cities in the World now lays in ruin over the dominant party’s liberal ways. Places like Texas or North Dakota even Penn. are experiencing economic booms due to the easing of taxes and regulations. These 2 simple steps allow private sector money to breath life into an area. Instead of burdening them and threatening them with higher taxes and stringent regulations why not foster an environment that will tempt Job Makers to come to our city and employ our citizens?
We are not one of the most safe cities in the country by accident. No, it was done with intellect, purpose and courage to go against the populists of the day. Gas, Food, Electricity, Water and soon if we let them it will be the Air that we breath will become greater and greater revenue streams for the ever widening budget hole.
I know from very close and personal experience that the entire city has the approaching Bloomberg hangover and there is only one cure…VOTE Joe Lhota! Do not get fooled and romanced into the idolatry of the Obama-like de Blasio. Remember this is a man who is in very great political debt to the likes of a Bertha Lewis. Before ACORN was defunded Ms. Lewis the leader of the shady group who were well on their way to actually helping and participating in the importing of underage girls from foreign lands for the purpose of Prostitution. Charming I know but I wouldn’t want my Mayor indebted to the likes of this woman. As a matter of fact it was de Blasio himself that labeled his political status as a Democratic Socialist.
This is a recipe for a one way ticket to Detroitville. Lets’ keep this city the Empire City that it was born to be! Vote Joe Lhota!!
Imam Fiesal Abdul Rauf was caught diverting donor funds to fund his lavish lifestyle. Coupled with the fact he lied about his Non Profit status to cheat on his taxes of 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Can anyone say Vindication? You think I’ll receive any apologies from Obama , Bloomberg, Anthony Weiner or the rest of the Nation who supported the Ground Zero Victory Mosque? I don’t think so but that’s OK just knowing the truth came out was enough for me. Here it is a couple of years later I had the honor of defending the heroes that were lost that day by creating the 911 Hard Hat Pledge. After the Community Board voted the project thru we had one last option to go about legally halting it and that was thru the Landmark’s Department. The building that they were proposing for demolishon was the Burlington Coat Factory. This was over a 100 years old and had a Palazzo design that was quite rare and already had been on the docket for 20 years for landmark status. When I attended the vote downtown and I heard one commissioner after another vote to wipe out this building of great American history I reminded these Bloombots that the Burlington Coat Factory was the actual 1st strike of the 911 attacks and that alone should have merited Landmark status….but these mayoral appointed drones did as they were told and voted it down.
I was destroyed. How can they build on the ashes of my Jody? In an act of desperation I phoned into the most popular radio talker known to man…Rush Limbaugh. In a divine act I get through!!! I tell the call screener I am Andy Sullivan the founder of the 911 Hard Hats and created the 911 Hard Hat Pledge asking all tradesman to pledge not to work this site. Well when the screener said ” Get Ready Andy you are going to be talking to 20 million listeners AND the Big Guy”!!! My heart nearly exploded as I waited in line. When I Heard my name I knew this was for America and my Jody and instantly I became calm and composed.
The rest was history. After that brief appearance I had 200k pledges sign up and suddenly people from all over the world were coming to our protests. I had this cross country tour chasing down Imam Rauf as he called me all sorts of awful names with terrible accusations. I was probably the only person ever to walk into a CAIR event with my Hard Hat covered with our Twin Towers saying NO MOSQUE at Ground Zero. The police showed but they didn’t need to. I had them and they knew it. BTW this happened in Dearborn Michigan. The most Muslim populated state in the nation. This would not stop this kid from Brooklyn. I’m actually running for City Council in my district and once again I got the opposition on the run.
They are great side stories as well. I love the fact Rauf and Gamal the man who claims to be so devote frequents prostitutes and was jailed for beating a man into the hospital was also shown what a deceiver he was. What a nice pair of fellas. My beef was never with peaceful Muslims I respect them and work with many but to have this one exposed is extra sweet. God is Good.
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The 9/11 Ground Zero Hard Hat Pledge reads:
"As Americans we take 'The 9/11 Ground Zero Hard Hat Pledge' in support of construction workers, vendors and planners who have pledged to deny their tools and labors to the building of a mosque at Ground Zero. We call on local and national officials to support the 9/11 "hard hats" as they take this stand to protect the dignity, honor and memory of those who lost their lives September, 11th 2001, on the battlefield, Ground Zero."
I the undersigned, will actively protest and vote against the implementation of Shariah or Islamic Law in all Judicial and Legislative matters. The War on Terror is not just being fought in Iraq
and Afghanistan it is being waged in every aspect of our American life. Dark forces are using our own laws and freedoms against us to promote Islamic doctrine and incorporate it into our finances, places of work, culture, courts, schools and most disturbingly our Legislative offices. The Muslim Brotherhood have long declared that this war against the West will be won without spilling one drop of blood. They are counting on the Media, leftist groups and Politicians who stand for nothing more than another term of office, to achieve their goals. I stand with the 100,000 signers of The 911 Hard Hat Pledge who have sworn not to participate in the building of the Ground Zero Mosque as I take the Anti-Shariah Oath. I believe in the United States Constitution and the American way of life and will protect both.