Strap your boots on [ALERT]

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Medicaid Petition
We need as many signatures as possible on a petition to transfer the cost of Medicaid from the counties to the State, who buries us under impossible mandates, ASAP.  Please print up hard copies and take them to work, or do as Ellie did and get 50 signatures by standing in the Boulevard Mall!  You can find it here.

Please gather as many as you can, from anywhere in the State, and get them to Ellie Corcoran by January 30th.  Contact her for info at

In addition to the hard copies, we have created an on-line petition here.  Please share it with EVERYONE, not just your fellow Reformers!!  Your one signature is appreciated, but what is really needed, is for you to strap your boots on!  At your keyboard or at the Mall, no matter!

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Redistricting Boondoggle
From Rus:
We have to call all senators and ask them where the redistricting plans are, and why they are pushing for a 63 Senate seat instead of downsizing the Senate. They want to keep control in the Senate, so they figure by adding a gerrymandered Republican district, it would give them another Republican to assure they keep control. This state has lost 10.7 million people and we are losing two congressional seats, so why is NY government still growing?

Every senator agreed to a non-partisan committee to have an open and transparent redistricting committee do the redistricting, but none of this is happening, they are doing the redistricting themselves. Also in the midst of all this is a move to change the date for primary elections to July or August. They are waiting for a judge to come back with the decision. If the redistricting maps end up in court, a decision made between the time of court decisions may shut us out of the primary process altogether. Just like it happened in Erie County last year. We may be shut out of the process and the parties will control all candidates.

This is unacceptable! Is this their plan? Are they doing this to intentionally block us out of the process because we are a threat to them and the way they govern?

Click here for contact names and numbers.

Ask them:
“When is the redistricting going to take place?”
“What happened to the ‘non-partisan, open and transparent’ redistricting committee?”
“If our population is decreasing, why is there a proposal to create a new Senate District?”

Mickey for Assembly
From Rus:
Mickey Kearns has been officially and unanimously endorsed by the Erie County Republican Party (to fill the seat vacated by Assemblyman Mark Schroeder of the 145th)), Jan 19th, with no dissenting votes. The keys will be to get the Republicans out to vote in this March 20th election. Mickey is a Democrat endorsed by Republicans.

He should be able to split the Democrat vote and maybe even carry it in South Buffalo, so the key is to get the Republicans and Tea Party out to vote and even run fliers and the like. This will be the only item on the ballot, so getting people out may be a challenge.

Mickey would love our help and endorsement. This will irritate Higgins and Lorigo as Fahey was endorsed by the Dems and Conservatives. Fahey works for Higgins and is simply a party hack that does not deserve this seat, nor will actually represent this once Schroeder’s district.

Mickey is more like Schroeder, an independent-thinking guy that refused to give Byron Brown his way. He ran for Mayor against Brown, but of course was defeated. The special election is in March.

Let’s stick a sharp stick in Brian Higgins’ eye!
What say you?
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Boots for Newt
From Tori Poczkalski:
You all know how serious I take the issues concerning all of us as Americans!!  I am working directly with the campaign for Newt Gingrich.  He has a very clear message on where this Country needs to be and the direction he would like to take us.  But he is asking for citizens to work for him and to continue to after he is elected.

I am looking for volunteers to help me.  For now all you would have to do is sign up at and make some calls to Florida.  Even if it’s 5 calls a day… There is a very short script you can follow and will only take a few minutes of your time.  You can get all the facts at  you can sign up and join Grassroots for Newt at

If you are in NYS and are interested in being a volunteer, please call me with updated information so I can get you on the list… Name, phone number email address. You do not need to be a registered republican to volunteer!!   If you are a registered republican and would consider being a delegate in your congressional district contact me and I can get you in touch with the right people.

Tori Poczkalski
Member, TEANewYork
twitter @ToriDukes

NOTE:  Also, Patrick Z. of Albany is still looking for Delegates for CD’s 23 and 24 — there are no more openings in 26, 27, 28 or 29.   Please hit Reply if interested, and I will send you contact info.

Carl Paladino endorses Newt Gingrich
Press Release– to Joe and Josephine Citizen–
My endorsement of the candidacy of Newt Gingrich

by Carl Paladino — January 22, 2012
Hey America. Do you feel confused, an uneasiness in your gut? You can’t put your finger on why but for the first time in your life you actually fear the future.

It’s good you are upset. It’s called opportunity. Engage! Speak! Don’t trust that someone else will do it. In 21st century politics you are played by the pros. That’s why they make the big bucks. It’s a science. You are being socialized– stripped of your dignity and security. The middle class is being marginalized. Wealthy power brokers complicit with Barak Obama are redistributing the wealth you earned. The sub-prime crises and the Fed’s printing of money to buy our own bonds and pay our deficit has been a major redistribution of your wealth.

Read it here.

Newt slams King on CNN Debate
In an effort to influence Americans to re-elect Obama (or his twin), the mainstream media (MSM), aka the lamestream media (LSM) continues to force-feed us Mitt Romney, by vilifying any other GOP contender that happens to squeak out a lead.  Now that Newt Gingrich managed a substantial win in Iowa, the LSM sought hard to make private matters public from “Marianne,” Newt’s ex-wife — only to get squashed underfoot by silver-tongued Newt.
Check it out.

Why is Newt So Mad?

Obama’s Super-Czar Is on the Loose
“Here is the operating motto of the Obama White House: ‘So let it be written, so let it be done!’ Like Yul Brynner’s Pharaoh Ramses character in Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments,” the demander in chief stands with arms akimbo issuing daily edicts to his constitution-subverting minions with an imperious wave of his hand. His entourage of insatiable usurpers never rests…

…It’s about consolidating bureaucratic authority and granting unprecedented immunity to a single super-cop from congressional and public oversight. Where, ahem, are those Occupiers when you need them?”

Read the full text here: Obama’s Super-Czar Is on the Loose by Michelle Malkin

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Niagara Patriots Monthly Meeting
Rus & Jul update;  Niagara County issues; How NY taxes affect small businesses…
Monday, January 23rd at 7pm
Wheatfield Senior Community Center
2790 Church Road, North Tonawanda NY

School Choice Simulcasts & other Events by AFPsee calendar here.

The Holiday Potluck was a raging success!  We had a great turnout and were delighted with a surprise visit by CE Chris & Mary Collins..  We stuffed ourselves silly with a vast array of delectable dishes from our…merry band of..TEANewYork chefs, and were entertained by … the TEANewYork Orchestra’s Conductor, Tony Kunz on the violin~! (tee-hee!)
Holiday Pix here.  If they’re not there, check back in a day or two…

Ok, that’s a wrap for now.
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Kutless — What Faith Can Do
(Hint:  Click on big-screen mode, and eliminate all the ads and junk)

You think it’s more than you can take
But you’re stronger, stronger than you know
Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do


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