Robby Starbuck @robbystarbuck on Twitter put together a nice compilation which I’ve transferred here:
•Trump signed an order allowing small businesses to group together when buying insurance to get a better price
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Rus Thompson
We vehemently object to Governor Andrew Cuomo asserting dictatorial control over the lives and livelihood of millions of New York State residents as an extreme response to COVID-19. As with many poorly planned and executed one-size-fits-all solutions to problems New York City primarily faces, the Governor has yet again applied crippling mandates to the entire State of New York. There is also no consistency regarding essential and non-essential businesses. Department stores and liquor stores stay open while small businesses with minimal employees are required to close.
Extending the lockdown to May 15th is not sustainable for New York businesses or their employees who rely upon daily operation, receipts and pay to survive.
According to the NYS Department of Health website, as of April 19, 2020, 84.6% or 205,466 of the 242,786 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are in the vicinity of NY City, Westchester County and South. Disregarding the inflation of the death toll by attributing non-COVID deaths to COVID, 95.4% of NY State deaths have occurred in the same area. Just 632 of the 13,869 deaths in NY State have occurred outside the vicinity of NY City.
Crashing the New York State economy from which we may not recover, is not a viable solution. We know the protocol. We know how to protect ourselves, others and our work environment from the spread of disease. But we cannot contain the spread of poverty, bankruptcy and despair that have quickly surpassed the danger of a virus.
Property values have dropped in a lot of areas in New York State. These are the steps to challenge your home property tax assessment in NY (Note there is an example near bottom)
Get an estimate of how much your property is worth (full market value) today. (check with an appraiser, bank your insurance company to confirm the value in writing)
Get the amount your property is currently assessed from your town or city. It should be on your tax bill.
Get the Residential assessment ratio (RAR) for your town village or city go to this link http://orps1.orpts.ny.gov/cfapps/MuniPro/ Select your county; then select your town or city; then select RAR Information take the most current RAR.
Contact: United For Trump 2020 on Facebook
Rus Thompson, Co-Organizer
JULY 20, 2019
Pro-TRUMP Gathering Counter-Protest vs. Impeach Trump Rally
in Buffalo NY on July 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Bidwell Parkway and Colonial Circle
In response to Grand Island Supervisor and former NY-27 Congressional District candidate Nate MacMurray’s call to impeach the POTUS, many groups felt compelled to counter-protest in response, including (listed alphabetically):
Buffalo and Western New York for Trump
Long Island President Trump Train
Make New York Red
Make New York Red Again
New York For Trump
New York State 2A Forum
Tea New York and who are all united under one group called
United for Trump 2020
Many others across the State of New York share their love and respect for President Donald J. Trump including the 46 of 62 counties that voted for him and the 47 that voted against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. We represent all those who could not be present.
President Trump made promises and kept them. From the highest GDP to the lowest
unemployment ever, providing relief from tax and regulatory burden to honoring our Military, Police and service agencies, and from making peace with foreign dictators to strengthening our religious liberties and Constitutional protections, President Trump is anything but a disgrace. He is an honorable man, and the massive misinformation campaign to discredit him and those who support him is a pathological, destructive force that preys upon the under-informed, and is antithetical to civil liberty and natural rights.
In the spirit of peaceful disagreement Nate MacMurray will meet with political activist Rus
Thompson halfway, express their considerable friendship and mutually disagree. In light of some prevalent violence perpetrated by groups like Antifa and almost exclusively by the Left, we encourage others to similarly seek common ground or just walk away. Lawlessness is not an option and people can coexist, even across great ideological divides.
August 2, 2019
It has become impossible for me to continue this discussion on social media, it just doesn’t seem right to have such vehement disagreements in a public forum, especially among sisters. And so I invite you here.
I’m continually struck by your regular accusations of every last Trump voter including your family to be guilty of the most horrendous things. We don’t love endless wars nor do we support genocidal maniacs. And since you’ve been gone 35+ years and I live in, I can assure you no one here in your family actively engages in polluting the planet. In fact we’re all really quite the opposite.
To be sure you would argue we are guilty by non-association, but regardless of how much you would like us to fight for your issues, everyone has things that are important to them. Every disagreement on the science of climate change doesn’t have to meltdown to a fight over who is more ignorant.
What people fail to consider with a myopic view, Left or Right, is that everyone is unique. They cannot and should not be lumped into one giant monolithic block. I’m guilty of it myself when I refer to the Left in collusion with Mainstream Media, and our peculiar great-Aunt the Democrat Party as the Borg. That is the Borg Collective, who is helplessly subservient to central mind control. You are guilty when you lump every Trump voter, even those who just voted for the lesser of two evils, into cultists.
Trump-haters as a side, should own the fact that rabid Trump supporters are a monster of the Left’s own making. A not-bigoted, non-racist, non-homophobic, non-misogynistic, non-xenophobic monster. They simply have come to the defense of their unfairly maligned President, who doesn’t always do a great job of defending himself. It’s hard to see the Left project so much of their own aberrant behavior onto a very unlikely man.
I believe there is either very strong spiritual deception or a massive media disinformation campaign occurring today. I don’t care if you call me a conspiracy theorist. But everything you just posted about Trump is everything the Right believes about various characters associated with the Democrat Party and the Left. Many Conservatives would believe your characterization is preposterous, and can only be attributed to the Left. I repost it here for review:
“Let’s not forget that besides fueling race wars, increased violence, and potentially internecine warfare, T remains at the heart of scandals involving sex, children, graft, corruption, collusion, nepotism, tanked economy, filling the swamp with co-rapists and co-classists, gutting clean water & air protections, legalizing known toxins, clear hypocrisy, golden toilets, bankrupt properties and those of the business owners contracted, golf @ over $1.3M, tax evasion, being a big player-mafioso wannabe, violating the Constitution, seeking an unprecedented third term before his 1st is out, pretending to be a deity, fucking the whole immigration system and the honor codes of a host of other institutions, not divesting of his foreign investments so as not to compromise his “leadership,” pulling out of any global agreements involving cooperation on the climate crisis, faking crises to justify strikes, wagging the dog, making decisions based on his limited 1.7GPA worldview, co-opting a whole cadre of MoscowMitches, raiding the treasury, making natives suffer again, causing trauma to children, laughing while you burn, and for being a first class asshole, if you’ll forgive this last, being the only insult among observations.”
Where we are getting the disinformation should be priority one for anyone who is genuinely seeking the truth.
You preach tolerance but treat as a villain anyone who doesn’t agree with you 100%. Ronald Reagan said those that you only agree with 80% of the time are not your 20% enemy. It saddens me you treat me and others like enemies. Granted, you have multiple disagreements with me that might easily exceed 80% but the good news is we don’t have to agree.
I’ve made no overt efforts to try and persuade you to see things my way, to insist there is no other way to properly obtain or process information except in the way that I do. I accept there are many views other than my own. Why do you find it so hard to extend the same courtesy to me? You always say Live and let live, but you’ve never accepted me for who I am.
That you would waste so much time and effort trying to be my “moral compass” is really the height of arrogance and narcissism. I am not permitted a dissenting opinion, and if I dare to have one, I am a super villain to you.
I don’t say this to insult you, I say it for perspective. Your facts and my facts don’t match up. Wouldn’t it be far better to make a change in your news sources for a time, perhaps listen to some Mark Levin instead of posing questions to me, virulently opposing my responses and melting down into a fight over who is more ignorant?
I just had a slew of tough days at work, but yesterday I nearly single-handedly packed up two 2-yard concrete mixers on hooklifts and sent them to Florida, and today was productive.. until your slew of angry hateful barbs nearly ruined my day. I admit one of my responses could have been Your timing is impeccable as always, Have a Happy Fucking Birthday and I hope your day sucks.
But I am a child of God and so are you, whether you know it or like it or not. He doesn’t want us to have destructive arguments and a piss poor relationship. I can only admonish you to humble yourself before Him. Then let Him guide your thoughts and give you wisdom about how to speak in a productive loving manner. And Have a Happy Birthday. I truly hope you have a great day.
James J. Eagan
June 10th, 2019
Open Letter to Erie County Democrats
Dear fellow Democrats:
As reported by the Buffalo News this past Sunday, I filed a complaint with the Erie County Board of Elections regarding possible campaign finance violations by the Erie County Democratic Committee. Here is a link to a copy of the complaint for your review. Click here to view complaint
Please note the following:
“ARTICLE XI – FINANCIAL REPORTS”
“Section 1. Full compliance will be held with the disclosure and filling requirements of the New York State Election Law”
“Article 14 and any other applicable law(s); and a biennial financial report of the County Committee shall be prepared and shall be posted on the party’s website with notice thereof to be contained in the meeting notice of the biennial re- organization meeting. Such report shall be prepared by a five (5) member Financial Oversight Subcommittee of the Executive Committee, appointed by the chair and confirmed by the Executive Committee, and shall provide a detailed report on expenditures and receipts, as well as any debts entered into by the Executive Committee including the amounts, parties owed, terms and guarantors, as applicable”
“The Financial Oversight Committee shall also have the power to review or audit the financial affair of the party committee, including the “housekeeping” committee and subordinate committees and shall report, regularly to the Executive Committee about financial issues.”
An audit of the financial records, including the income, expenditures and outstanding liabilities of the party, shall “be conducted by an outside independent firm, on an annual basis, with the report to be submitted to the Executive”