Archive for June, 2014
Brooklyn Conservative Chair Jerry Kassar discusses the leftist NYC Council’s municipal ID card vote and the unsustainable house of cards that is the NYC budget; as well as the oversaturation of casino gambling in NYS in this weeks Common Sense column “Counseling the Council published in the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator. http://www.homereporternews.com/news/government/common-sense-counseling-the-council/article_a13dc9fe-009f-11e4-8685-001a4bcf887a.html
It is normal for incumbent second term presidents to become “lame ducks” late in their second term, but even before the midterm the current occupant of the office seems to have quacked up. However, the old duck still seems combative and so perhaps boxing analogies may be more appropriate. In the pugilistic arts or the sweet science, when a boxer has suffered three knock downs, the referees call the bout a technical knockout! Some boxers’ corners even have the sense to know when to throw in the towel. Not our President. Beleaguered with foreign policy set backs and the sectarian violence in Iraq as the U.S. begins an ill-conceived full bug-out without a trained Iraqi military to keep order, the President bobs and weaves and changes the amount of “advisors” who may remain and blames Bush ‘41. A flood of children crash the border and the Obama cut men put out the theory that it was the Bush Executive Order in 2008 which provided unaccompanied children be treated humanely and kept with family if they were not caught at border, while they await immigration court removal proceedings, that caused this rush. However, there was no rush between 2008 and 2013? It was President Obama’s Deferred Action Executive Order that caused the borders to overflow with desperate children seeking a better life. ( http://www.dhs.gov/news/2012/06/15/secretary-napolitano-announces-deferred-action-process-young-people-who-are-low) Although the cap for children to remain in U.S. is 29 and they must have been in the U.S. by 2007, news in the migrant circles and immigrant communities is notoriously unreliable, hopeful and full of charlatans who will prey on immigrants and families who believe they have some inside information that a Dream Act or even some form of amnesty is in the works. The President takes it on the chin for lack of any handling of the situation. Here he is still jabbing though seeking to his credit authority to speed up removal proceedings.
Now the President took a week of knockdowns on the domestic front. The Supreme Court walloped the President twice in a week in first finding his “recess” appointments unconstitutional as the Senate was not in recess and the President cannot breach the separation of powers by deeming it to be so; and then with the Hobby Lobby decision the Supreme Court upheld a private businesses right to be free of requirements under Obamacare that would force contraceptive coverage in contravention of the owners religious beliefs. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/30/supreme-court-hobby-lobby/ While his press secretary claims ‘the constitutional lawyer in the oval office” disagrees with the Supreme Court, the President lost this one and he will not contravene the Court by Executive Order- Andrew Jackson he is not. Are we still waiting for the third knockdown or has that occurred. It is hard to tell with the U.S. in retreat, U.S. citizens imprisoned in Mexico and North Korea as well as in the Middle East, and the powers that be in Mexico, Iran, North Korea, thumbing there nose at the U.S.
President Obama is clearly on the ropes, holding on and occasionally trash talking. Is this Presidency done? If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck.. oh wait a minute that was the earlier analogy.. stay tuned for more sports analogies after the World Cup is done..
Obama’s Iraq mess and local and State Conservative Party news in this week’s Common Sense by Brooklyn Chair Jerry Kassar as published in Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator: http://www.homereporternews.com/news/government/common-sense-obama-is-a-sinking-ship/article_f7dfa34c-fcc4-11e3-b1f4-0019bb2963f4.html
See Jerry Kassar’s column in Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator @ http://www.homereporternews.com/news/government/common-sense-foreign-despondency/article_07e0012e-f5d1-11e3-bb77-001a4bcf887a.html.
What do you think? Is Obama he weakest President since Buchanan or merely since Jimmy Carter?
Read this week’s Common Sense in Home Reporter- some snippets: “The Daniel St. Hubert case raises many questions concerning our criminal justice system that need to be addressed..”; “There were close to 300 very enthusiastic GOP/Conservative supporters who came to the Bay Ridge Manor last week to rally for gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino and the local Republican/Conservative team;”" Speaking of Governor Cuomo, I cannot imagine what he and his handlers were thinking when they sold out to the ultra-left Working Families Party….Now, Cuomo is hostage to special interests and all New Yorkers should be concerned.”
Article as published in Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator discusses Bay Ridge Memorial Parade, the POW/MIA commemoration and recent activity. Reminds us not to forget those wo served and are unaccounted for as missing or lost in action. http://www.homereporternews.com/news/government/common-sense-let-us-never-forget/article_705b3358-ea9c-11e3-a26a-001a4bcf887a.html
Of the many ridiculous items to come forth from both the sides of City Hall this year, the Chair of the Education Committee, Daniel Dromm (D-Queens) according to the NY POST, wants the Junior ROTC out of High Schools. He cites “philosophical differences” and claims the ROTC is training students to be “war machines.”
He further went on to play an inexplicable race card by noting, without any attribution, that the programs exist where there are more persons of color. What a ridiculous and irresponsible card to play. The ROTC is voluntary and the participants learn, not only about military life and codes, but about civics, responsibility, respect for each other and for their community and country, among life lessons and practical skills to last a lifetime. They learn about team work and leadership. The ROTC gives youth a chance to excel and offers opportunities not offered by the schools or by hanging out on the streets.
The City Council, and particularly the Chair of Education needs to focus on bringing back civics to the school curriculum, to providing schools with the tools to educate and help our students grow into the men and women who will be productive members of society. The Junior ROTC is not a mandatory military group. Give the kids a chance to belong to something greater if they so choose and to learn life lessons. In the current state of education, the Junior ROTC may be among the only opportunities a student, of any race, color or creed may have.
Let’s hope this was an ill-considered thought that would not go any further, rather than a further march to the left- one so far left it leaves students out of opportunities. New York is still part of America. Can we act a bit like we are proud of such and at the very least help, rather than take away from what our schools have to offer?
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