Grisanti: A Typical Politician [ALERT: 25Jun2011]

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Grisanti Lied, Marriage Died
Gay Marriage passed in NY late Friday night, and we weren’t even given the courtesy of a 72 hour period for public review of the bill, as required by law — because the Status Cuomo used the much overused and abused “Message of Necessity” to push it through.  You might remember our List of Proposals to Reform NYS Government which recommend

“The Governor’s “message of necessity” shall rarely be used,
and only exercised when threat to life has been clearly

More here: Where are the Churches?

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The final vote was 33-29 with all but one Democrat, Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz (Bronx), voting for the bill. Sen Diaz deserves special recognition for his strong defense of the family [(518) 455-2511 — (718) 991-3161].  Four Republicans voted for the bill, ultimately allowing for its passage. Those GOP senators were Alesi (Perinton), Grisanti (Buffalo), McDonald (Saratoga) and Saland (Poughkeepsie).  Senators Pat Gallivan [(716)656-8544], Mike Ranzenhoffer [ (716) 631-8695], and George Maziarz [(716)434-0680] deserve gratitude for standing firm on preserving traditional marriage.  Please make time to give them a call.

We supported Mark Grisanti in many ways — Rus bowed out of that race, I (Jul) gathered signatures on his nominating petitions, Laurie distributed literature, Ellie made phone calls, we, Tori and others encouraged many of our friends to vote for him, many of us paid good money to attend his fundraisers, and a majority of TEANewYork members voted to endorse Mark after he talked a good talk on conservative values, and assured us he was “unalterably opposed” to same-sex marriage.

Needless to say, we all have mud on our face.

Mark made a deal and is now carrying on about funding for UB 2020 — which is really just a huge payoff to the Unions — and as a UB Alumni, I’d like to say, relative to gay marriage, I don’t give a rat’s ass about funding for UB.  Beyond far over-extending the limits of their constitutional authority, and the obvious boon this spells for the litigation industry (of which Mark will likely benefit substantially), the Majority opinion in the State Senate clearly has no idea, or they don’t care about what an absolutely devastating affect this is  going to have on our culture, our communities, our businesses, our religious institutions and our economy. It’s all about the money and graft, so don’t for a minute believe them when they tell you it’s about equality and standing on principle.

Well, with the additional assurance of Cuomo’s, Silver’s, Bloomberg’s and probably former Erie County CE Joel Giambra’s plentiful dollar$ to fill Mark’s warchest for his reelection bid, he will be difficult to beat in the next election cycle.  However, as a Republican in a district where he is outnumbered 3 to 1, he won’t be hard to beat in a Primary.  I know a number of Black Pastors in the city we can partner with to find someone who more adequately represents our interests….

In case you missed it, here is an article explaining why gay marriage is a really, really bad idea, here is an interview with Channel 7 on the subject….and this is what we have to look forward to.

So feel free to tell Mark what a big disappointment he is for reneging on his campaign commitments:  716-854-8705  —  518-455-3240  —  716-773-9600 ext 654  — — — — —

It’s just sad that it only took a few short months.

Here’s the summary:
“Grisanti was a yes
He gave a speech
People cheered
Diaz was PISSED so Duffy told him to shut up
And then there was cake
Welcome to New York”
~Spyder on an email thread

Check out the Blogs…
Remember you can always go to the blogs for TNY info in between Alerts: — check out Spyder’s very funny Albany week in review – 6-25-11 — there are a couple of letters there now from Carl Paladino:  Complaint on Behalf of Children in the Buffalo Public Schools and The Continuing Saga of Spineless Stan Lipsey

..and go to Meetup for upcoming events.

Lessons from History
A cautionary tale of imperial hubris:  Rome Wasn’t Destroyed in a Day, video of Judge Napolitano on Freedom Watch.

Michele — My Belle
Michele Bachman is no well-meaning tart.  She’s highly intelligent, well-spoken and accomplished woman who was doing Tea Party business before there was a Tea Party.  For a long but very good, but poorly named article on Michele, check out Queen of the Tea Party.

“The fight over health care is important to conservatives for this reason: How America provides health insurance isn’t only a question of finance. To the extent that health care law affects how one lives, and determines which behaviors government legitimizes through subsidy, it too is a question of morality. And when the Tea Party arrived at the crossroads of economic and social conservatism, Michele Bachmann was there waiting.”

Strap in, the work has just begun.
And please stay in meaningful prayer.  Remember, the fervent prayer of righteous men availeth much.


Sometimes I, I just want to close my eyes
And act like everyone’s alright
When I know they’re not
This world needs God, but it’s easier to stand and watch
I could pray a prayer and just move on
Like nothing’s wrong

I don’t want to live like I don’t care
I don’t want to say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse to sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
I could choose not to move
But I refuse
~Josh Wilson — I Refuse

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