Theodore Roosevelt, 1907:
Every American citizen needs to read this!
“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
Please contact your State Republican Senators immediately (especially the “cowards”) and forward the below message to your friends and family. This will be our last opportunity to affect the SAFE Act. The SAFE Act infringement on the Second Amendment is over two years old. It has had absolutely no effect on crime in New York State. Its intent was solely to promote the future political career of Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo now has no future political career.
In the State Senate RINO (Republican In Name Only) Skelos was replaced by RINO Senator Flanagan after Cuomo, D’Amato, Skelos, Mondello and Cox twisted the arms, impressed, bought or otherwise threatened Republican Senators Bonacic, Farley, Larkin, Seward, Nozzolio and Young (the Cowards) to drink their cool aide, abandon their constituents and fellow ‘upstaters’ and select another downstate RINO as their leader. They say Flanagan promised to do good things for upstate and that they have received ‘chips’ to play with him.
Treachery and betrayal will have brutal consequences for the cowards next year when each Coward will have a primary and be run out of office the same way Cuomo’s Gang of Four Cowards went after abrogating their promises and loyalty to constituents.
It’s time for the end of session “Big Ugly” bill. The Democrats want Rent Control and the Republicans want to repeal of the SAFE Act, a perfect setting for washing each other’s hands.
Flanagan voted for the SAFE Act. Will the Cowards use their chips to at least tie Rent Control to the Seward/Brindisi Bill (Senate #S5837, Assembly #A8196) which doesn’t repeal but makes only technical changes to the SAFE Act, or will the Cowards simply crawl back under their rocks and look for cover pleading the South Carolina tragedy as an excuse.
This could be the catalyst to unify the Republican Party for 2016.
It’s show time in Albany — the new Republican leader of the Senate, John Flanagan, who was elected with the support of Upstate GOP Senators Seward, Nozzolio, Young and others, has a chance to prove he cares about Upstate voters by demanding NO NYC RENT CONTROL WITHOUT SAFE ACT REFORM from the Governor and NYC Democrat-run Assembly.
The Republicans in the Senate recently passed a series of SAFE Act reforms, however their Bill is meaningless unless their new leader Flanagan puts them on the table as part of the end-of-Session negotiations. This is the last week of 2015 for the Legislature to meet — it’s now or never.
Call your Senator TODAY to urge him to vote NO on any NYC rent control Bill — or other legislation the Governor and Assembly consider “must have” this year — unless they agree to SAFE Act reforms.
We are tired of the rhetoric and promises — and one-house Bills which are destined to die — it’s time for the Republicans in the Senate to stand up for our rights and the time is NOW — this week — so call Nozzolio, Seward, O’Mara, Funke, Young, Ortt, Robach and the rest of them TODAY.
January 21, 2015
To: Charles A. Szuberla, Jr., Asst. Commissioner NYS Education Department &
Gabriel F. Deyo, Office of the State Comptroller
According to the attached letters responding to the request from the Joint Schools Construction Board (“JSCB”) and my request set out in my letter of December 12, 2014, each of your departments has decided not to participate in the cost of an audit of the activities of the Program Provider, LP Ciminelli (Ciminelli) in connection with the 11-year, $1.4 billion Joint Schools Construction Project (Project.)
The attorney for Ciminelli is now citing your declinations as evidence that there is nothing wrong with the way the contracts were drawn or administered.
To date Ciminelli has refused to provide any details or supporting records to justify the basis for its 33% overhead, characterizing such information as proprietary.
Pursuant to the enabling legislation and the PPDS agreement, Ciminelli has been and is a fiduciary of the JSCB as its Program