Friday, January 03, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 01/03/14: 13 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1)  Yorktown Town Board ends year approving $712,000 insurance contract  12/31/13


2)  Westchester Legislators: Board Meeting Preview and Media Schedule: Week of January 5

3)  News That Matters - The Hell is Frozen Over Edition

4) Westchester Legislators Reach $225M Mark in Approved Bonds for Capital Projects in 2012-2013 Term (with attached graph)
 
5) SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON NY SAFE ACT RULING
 
6) January food & drink specials and live music events at 12 Grapes
 
7)  Gentle Reminder: The Bob Meyer Project aka Steve Frieder's Dress Rehearsal for His 1st CD ! 01/04/14
 
8)  Lalor's 2013 Accomplishments
 
9) Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor : Hitting the Ground Running in 2014
 
10)  Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor: Mark Your Calendar 12/4/14
 
11) Cox: Bill de Blasio Unleashes Politics of Envy
 
12) You're Invited: Brunch with the Bronx GOP 01/09/14
 
13) Cox: Pelosi Money Makes Demos Fatally Flawed
 
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THE VOLPE/BAZZO REPORT ON YOUTUBE:

Thank to the help of a good friend Pat N. we are able to bring you the January - June 2013 season of the Volpe/Bazzo Report on YouTube for those who do not have Optimum/Cablevision.

Here is the link to the complete list of 2013 shows available:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL15q02cIJ1qxB9VVej5EHJxRko-gJQ411

Thank to the help of a good friend Pat N. we are able to bring you the complete 2012 season of the Volpe/Bazzo Report On YouTube for those who do not have Optimum/Cablevision.

Here is the link to the complete list of 2012 shows available:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCstWajSgbAgVe29zEyjftlw

For those who have Cablevision/Optimum, you can see fresh episodes of:
THE VOLPE/BAZZO REPORT:
 Wednesdays 9:30 P.M.
channel 74.
Yorktown – Putnam Valley – Bedford – Bedford Hills – Mount Kisco – Katonah – Lewisboro – North Salem – Pound Ridge – Purdy Station – Amawalk – Granite Springs – Lincolndale – Somers – Baldwin Place – Shenorock – Mahopac.

Wednesday 9:00 P.M.
Channel 15
Philips town – Cortlandt – Peekskill – Ossining and Briarcliff., Mt Kisco , North Tarrytown

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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown
Town Board Special Meeting
12/31/2013
 
Meeting highlights. For a more detailed summary, visit ciyinfo.org.

1. 2014 Insurance Policies
After Councilman Patel raised several questions about what was included in the proposed 2014 CNA contract, and Supervisor Grace assured him that the CNA policy provided exactly the same coverage as Travelers had provided the town in 2013 but with a lower deductible,  and was based on a complete inventory of the town’s physical plant, the Board unanimously approved the CNA contract for 15 different policies at a total cost of $712,345, or $59,000 less than the 2013 premiums .

2. Highway Garage Phase II
The supervisor advised the Board that the Phase II report for the garage site had come in clean and that an open spill on the site would be closed.

 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 2, 2014

Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-419-5221 (cell)

 

Westchester Board of Legislators: Week of January 5

Board & Committee Meeting Preview and Media Schedule

 

 

A preview of what is happening at the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) next week:

 

Monday, January 6th, 2013

 

7 PM

Organizational Meeting of the Board of Legislators in the BOL Chambers

 

 

 

Please note: Latest Board and committee meeting agendas (including “TBA” agendas) posted online at http://westchesterlegislators.com/component/jevents/month.calendar/

 

*** All meetings are WEB STREAMED LIVE on the Legislature’s website at www.westchesterlegislators.com. Just press the MEETING VIDEO-ON-DEMAND button and scroll down to the COMMITTEE section *** 

 
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News That Matters - The Hell is Frozen Over Edition

Today's Topic Summary
Group: http://groups.google.com/group/planputnam/topics



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 30, 2013

Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-419-5221 (cell)

 

Westchester Legislators Reach $225M Mark in Approved Bonds for Capital Projects in 2012-2013 Term

 

White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators reached the $225 million mark for the 2012-2013 legislative term in approved bonds for 152 separate capital projects, and the total for the term currently stands at $225,511,900, more than double of the $101,546,000 for the bond acts approved by the BOL during the 2010-2011 term.

 

Thirteen capital projects amounting to $12,906,000 died in committee during the legislative term.

 

Using a federal formula for job creation, and counting only the capital projects that involved design and construction, the BOL passed enough bonds in 2012 and 2013 to foster 2,081 new jobs.

 

“Bonding legislation for capital projects is not a process involving automatic approvals,” said BOL Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers). “My colleagues on the Board asked important questions and made sure the Administration could support proposals for capital projects in order to protect the County’s investments and make each taxpayer dollar count.”

 

BOL Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) noted that much of the credit for the approved bond acts to fund various capital projects belongs to Legislator Judy Myers (D-Larchmont), chair of the BOL Budget & Appropriations Committee; Legislator Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining), chair of the BOL Government Operations Committee; and BOL Vice Chair Lyndon Williams (D- Mount Vernon).

 

During the 2012-2013 term, 58 projects worth $93,651,900 were approved by the BOL last year and 94 projects worth $131,860,000 have been approved by the BOL since January 1.

 

Once the BOL approves the bond acts, it is up to the Astorino Administration to start and complete the work. As noted on the recently updated Capital Project Dashboard on the BOL website (www.westchesterlegislators.com) there are 406 open capital projects worth $1,205,774,342—that’s over a billion dollars—able to create over 12,000 jobs that the Astorino Administration has yet to complete, including over $105 million of projects earmarked for parks and recreation facilities.

 

In the 2006-2007 legislative term, 202 projects were approved when Legislator Michael Kaplowitz (D-Somers) was chair of the BOL Budget & Appropriation Committee (B&A), for a total of $312,758,100; 27 projects amounting to $31,421,000 died in committee. In the 2008-2009 term, with former legislator José Alvarado chairing B&A, 89 capital projects were approved for a total of $357,643,000, with one project, the expansion of the New Rochelle Wastewater Treatment Plant, amounting to half ($173,000,000) of the total dollars bonded; 19 projects amounting to $45,255,000 died in committee. In the 2010-2011 term, with Alvarado still chairing B&A, 47 projects were approved for a total $101,546,000; 12 projects amounting to $21,760,000 died in committee.

 

Additional news and photos available at www.westchesterlegislators.com/newsroom

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
 
SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON NY SAFE ACT RULING
Brewster, N.Y. – 1/02/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, one of the strongest opponents of the NY SAFE Act, issued the following statement regarding the federal court ruling.
 
“This bill was written with the saving of one, and only one, life in mind. The political life of a Governor who wants to be President. Level headed professionals, including those within the law enforcement community, have pointed out the sheer idiocy of enforcing this political ploy. I am glad to hear that the federal court has ruled that the seven bullet limit, instituted by the NY SAFE Act, is an arbitrary number and therefore unconstitutional. The entire law is an affront to our second amendment and our constitutional freedoms. Passed in the dark of night, this law was rushed through the legislature and did not go through the typical airing which would have allowed the public and my fellow legislators to see the obvious flaws in the wording and structure of the bill. The seven bullet limit was idiotic at best and turned law abiding law enforcement officers, veterans and soccer moms into criminals. Glad that the court saw through this charade, but the fight must continue to overturn the entire law,” said Senator Greg Ball. “This is a huge win for our constitutional freedoms and for the second amendment community. However, we will continue our fight against this gun grab until this draconian law is a bad, distant memory.”
 
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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Gentle Reminder: 

 After the Snow Storm, Come Out and Enjoy!
 

On Sat. Jan 4th 2014 at 8 & 9:30 The Bean Runner Cafe  Presents The Bob Meyer Project playing the compositions of Steve Frieder

Steve Frieder, saxes;

Luke Franco, guitar;

Peter Brendler, bass

and Bob Meyer, drums & cymbals.

This is a VERY SPECIAL gig, that in effect is a dress rehearsal for Steve's 1st CD as a leader. The music will be varied and exciting !

The Bean Runner Cafe is located at

201 S. Division  St, Peekskill, NY 10567  www.beanrunnercafe.com 914-737-1701

$10 admission  

We Hope to see you there.


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 The Bean Runner Cafe is located at 122 Esrer St, Peekskill, NY
 
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13 Key Accomplishments by Assemblyman Lalor in 2013
1. Leading From the Front to Reduce Spending and Protect the Taxpayer : Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor has unilaterally reduced his office budget by 10% by adopting the practices a small business owner would use. For example, Lalor was given a budget to hire movers to set up his new district office. Instead, he rented a U-Haul and moved the furniture himself with the help of volunteers and staff. Lalor also cancelled the cleaning service for the district office. He and the staff take turns vacuuming and dusting the office. Lalor voluntarily reduced his salary by 10%, rejected a $9,000 per year leadership stipend and refused per diem allowances, taxpayer-funded travel expenses and a taxpayer-funded pension. Lalor's self-imposed cost-cutting reforms saved the taxpayer about $50,000 in 2013.  If every New York State lawmaker adopted these reforms it would save the taxpayers about $10.5 million per year. If every state agency adopted Lalor's brand of spending reforms the savings to taxpayers would be in the billions.  Lalor's new way of thinking has helped spark a trend. Nearby Rockland's newly-elected County Executive is planning to cut by 10% his own salary, legislator salaries and salaries of all appointees. It is getting harder and harder for governments to get away with presenting the false choice of massive layoffs or tax hikes because Lalor has shown how to lead from the front on spending.

2. Refusing to Support Local Tax Increases: Since taking office, Lalor has declined requests from county, town and village officials to get state permission for local governments to institute a mortgage recording tax, increase taxes on hotel occupancy and to extend the county sales tax at an increased rate. According to Lalor, he refused to support these tax hikes, because, “In the thousands of conversations I had with constituents, no one ever asked me to increase or extend tax hikes. In fact, nearly every constituent I speak with implored me to fight taxes. There will be few chances to lower taxes in an Assembly dominated by tax-and-spend liberals.  Refusing to aid and abet tax increases may be the best opportunity to fight for the taxpayer.” Moreover, Lalor believes that the spirit of the property tax cap is violated when municipalities increase fees and institute new taxes to circumvent the property tax cap, rather than reduce spending.

3. Ensuring Our State's Priorities Are In Order: The Governor's budget cut the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) by $90 million. Meanwhile, the budget provides a $420 million tax credit for Hollywood filmmakers. Lalor called this "a glaring example of misplaced priorities and the government siding with the elites and against the most vulnerable in our society." Lalor sponsored Assembly Bill A.7434, which reduces by $90 million the amount of funds allotted for the Hollywood tax credit and uses the savings to restore the cuts to OPWDD.  Through a compromise bill that Lalor supported, cuts to OPWDD were restored. 

4. Commitment to Military Education Act: Due to the federal sequester cuts, our active-duty servicemen and women were denied the funding for higher education they were promised when they enlisted. In a bipartisan effort, Lalor was able to lead the fight to provide the educational assistance promised to New Yorkers who pledged to defend this nation. Lalor sponsored Assembly Bill A.6443 which reduced SUNY tuition for active-duty military personnel by the amount of funding lost by federal cuts. Lalor made two Fox News appearances on this topic.  His bipartisan effort got the attention of the U.S. Congress and forced the federal government to reverse its decision to cut tuition assistance. Congressman Chris Gibson (R) said Lalor's state bill played a decisive role in getting military assistance restored at the federal level.

5. Opposing Waste in Taxpayer-Funded Institutions: During the summer it was reported that former CIA Director and retired U.S. Army General David Petreaus was going to be paid $150,000 to teach one class to thirty CUNY students. Lalor loudly objected to this kind of spending at a taxpayer-funded school in letters and emails with CUNY officials and in the press. Just days after Lalor's New York Daily News op-ed, Petreaus suddenly agreed to teach the class for $1. This kind of leadership by Lalor on spending not only saved the taxpayers and tuition payers of CUNY in this instance, it put all other institutions receiving taxpayer money on notice that Lalor will expose them if they are engaging in waste or abuse.

6. Passed Animal Shelter Bill Signed by the Governor: Unanimously passed bill which grants an unused parcel of land at the Green Haven correctional facility to the not-for-profit Safe Haven Animal Shelter and Wildlife Center. The building of the shelter will be paid for privately and will be a valuable asset to communities in Southern Dutchess. The project benefits the community significantly but won't cost the taxpayers anything because the property was unused and it didn't cost the state anything to grant Safe Haven the property.

7. Most Independent Member of the Assembly: Since taking office in January, Lalor has established himself as the loudest voice in the Assembly for independent voters. According to the nonpartisan New York Public Interest Research Group, Lalor voted against the Democrat and Republican party bosses more than any other Member of the Assembly.

8. Bipartisan & Conservative: Lalor was one of only two Assemblymen in the state given a 100% rating by the New York State Conservative Party. Meanwhile, he has received accolades for working with Sen. Terry Gipson and other Democrats on bipartisan legislation such as term limits, unfunded mandate relief and preventing the imposition of a Dutchess County mortgage recording tax.

9. Education Forums: After state education officials refused to hear the concerns that parents, teachers and others have about the new Common Core standards and related privacy issues, Lalor organized a forum to ensure all voices were heard. Lalor hosted an education forum in the district that was attended by other members of the Assembly Education Committee and hundreds of residents from the area. Lalor also held a well attended forum to help parents and educators better meet the needs of children with dyslexia.

10. Repeal the SAFE Act: Lalor is proud to be the only Marine Corps veteran in the Assembly and the first Iraq or Afghanistan veteran in the Assembly. As a Marine, Lalor defended the U.S. Constitution and the rights of Americans. In his first week in the Assembly, Lalor had to defend against an all-out assault on the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers by our governor. Lalor has co-sponsored Assembly Bills A.5608 and A.5955 to repeal the onerous and unconstitutional SAFE Act.

11. Outstanding Constituent Service: Lalor has worked with constituents to cut through Albany's bureaucracy and make government more responsive. From visiting constituents at their homes to calling state agencies himself to cut through red tape, Lalor is committed to thorough constituent service. As an example, Lalor went to every house in a Beekman neighborhood affected by tainted water, speaking with constituents one-on-one at their homes.

12.  Passed Resolution Honoring Iraq Vets: As the first and only Iraq veteran in the Assembly, Lalor passed a resolution recognizing New Yorkers who served in Iraq and honoring those New Yorkers who gave their lives while fighting in Iraq. The resolution passed on the 10th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

13.  Loudest Voice Against the Destructive Policies of Cuomo & Silver: First-year Members of the New York State Assembly are supposed be seen and not heard. Lalor on the other hand, has taken on the two most powerful and destructive men in New York and has become a statewide leader of conservative reformers. For the first two years of his administration Gov. Cuomo met little resistance, even among Republican Members of the Assembly and State Senate. In many cases, Republican incumbents campaigned for reelection as if they were Cuomo’s running mates. Without vocal opposition, Cuomo’s approval numbers soared. With sky high poll numbers, Cuomo felt comfortable lurching hard to the left by ramming through the SAFE Act in the middle of the night and pushing a liberal agenda during the 2013 legislative session. Lalor has been the leading opponent of Gov. Cuomo statewide, opposing his signature economic development law START-UP NY as nothing more than crony capitalism. Lalor also led the successful fight against Cuomo’s misguided plan to give millions of taxpayer dollars to politicians to run their campaigns. Lalor voted against Cuomo’s budget because it increased spending and taxes.

For decades, elected Republicans barely objected to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s accumulation of power. Silver’s virtually unchecked power has led to runaway spending, high taxes, crushing regulations and a culture of corruption. In his first few months on the job, Lalor became the go-to Assembly Republican when the press wanted someone to speak on the record in opposition to Silver. When it became clear that Silver had used taxpayer dollars to cover up sexual harassment of Assembly staffers by Silver’s Democrat colleagues, Lalor defied the go-along-to-get along crowd and held a press conference calling on Silver to step down as Speaker and imploring Democrat colleagues to vote in a new Speaker.

In 2014, Lalor will continue the fight for job creation, tax relief and reform of Albany by advancing these and other key bills:

•    Co-sponsored Assembly Bill A.4580 to cap all state spending to the level of inflation.
•    Co-sponsored Assembly Bill A.4158 to stop the state from hiding taxes in recurring “fees” on the taxpayer.
•    Co-sponsored Assembly Bill A.6146 to require drug testing for welfare recipients.
•    Primary sponsor of Assembly Bill A.7564 to cap the state gas tax at the national average, which will save drivers 20 cents per gallon.
•    Primary sponsor of Assembly Bill A.8131 to repeal the START-UP NY program because it costs taxpayers more than $330 million dollars, won’t create jobs and represents a glaring example of crony capitalism where Albany picks winners and losers.
•    Co-sponsored Assembly Bill A.5839 which authorizes municipal corporations, school districts and BOCES to consolidate services and functions to save taxpayer dollars.
•    Co-Sponsor of Assembly Bill A.2088 which enacts the New York State Thruway Authority Accountability Act and merges the Thruway Authority into the Department of Transportation.
Lalor’s Reform Bills:
•    Primary Sponsor of Assembly Bill A.7368, which limits the terms of both state Assemblymen and Senators.
•    Co-Sponsor of Assembly Bill A.6161 which allows for recall elections for politicians who violate the public trust.
•    Primary sponsor of Assembly Bill A.6782, which reduces the salaries of all legislators by 10%
•    Primary sponsor of Assembly Bill A.7289, which reduces per diem and travel expenses of legislators and requires receipts for all reimbursements.
•    Primary sponsor of Assembly Bill A.7290, which eliminates costly and often abused leadership stipends.
•    Primary sponsor of Assembly bill A.7570, which takes away pensions from politicians convicted of a crime.

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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and founder of the Dutchess County based consulting firm KML Strategies, LLC.  Lalor is the founder of Afghanistan & Iraq Veterans for Congress and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Fishkill with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor
Dear Friends:

Happy New Year!

I am prepared to hit the ground running when the 2014 Legislative Session begins next week.  I will continue the fight for job creation, tax relief and reform of Albany by advancing these and other key bills.  Be sure to LIKE US on FACEBOOK so you can track my progress and communicate your thoughts and ideas.  ICYMI: see the list of our 13 Key Accomplishments from 2013 at www.KMLNY.com.

Key Bills for 2014 Legislative Session

• Assembly Bill A.4580 to cap all state spending to the level of inflation.
• Assembly Bill A.4158 to stop the state from hiding taxes in recurring “fees” on the taxpayer.
• Assembly Bill A.8131 to repeal the START-UP NY program because it costs taxpayers more than $330 million dollars, won’t create jobs and represents a glaring example of crony capitalism where Albany picks winners and losers.
• Assembly Bill A.5839 which authorizes municipal corporations, school districts and BOCES to consolidate services and functions to save taxpayer dollars.
• Assembly Bill A.2088 which enacts the New York State Thruway Authority Accountability Act and merges the Thruway Authority into the Department of Transportation.
• Assembly Bill A.6146 to require drug testing for welfare recipients.
• Assembly Bill A.7368 which limits the terms of both state Assemblymen and Senators.
• Assembly Bill A.6161 which allows for recall elections for politicians who violate the public trust.
• Assembly Bill A.6782 which reduces the salaries of all legislators by 10%.
• Assembly Bill A.7564 to cap the state gas tax at the national average, which will save drivers 20 cents per gallon.
• Assembly Bill A.7289 which reduces per diem and travel expenses of legislators and requires receipts for all reimbursements.
• Assembly Bill A.7290 which eliminates costly and often abused leadership stipends.
• Assembly Bill A.7570 which takes away pensions from politicians convicted of a crime.
•Assembly Bill A.07994 which repeals Common Core state education standards initiative.
• Assembly Bills A.5608 and A.5955 to repeal the onerous and unconstitutional SAFE Act.
• Assembly Bill A04972 which enacts the New York state Mandate Relief for School Districts Act.
• Assembly Bill A06546 which enacts the Taxpayer Protection and Mandate Relief Act.

If you have ideas for how we can create jobs, reduce taxes, reform Albany and improve life for the people of New York and Dutchess County, call me at 845.221.2202 or email me at info@kmlny.com.

Be sure to LIKE US on FACEBOOK and share our page with your friends.

All the best to you and yours in 2014,

Kieran


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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and founder of the Dutchess County based consulting firm KML Strategies, LLC.  Lalor is the founder of Afghanistan & Iraq Veterans for Congress and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Fishkill with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 

Dear Friends,

I don't have to remind anyone that 2014 is going to be an important election year. The road to victory in November starts right now. I challenged Governor Cuomo and Speaker Silver every step of the way in 2013. You can be sure they don't want me in Albany and they'll do everything they can to support my opponent. But, I'm confident that, with your help, we'll win in 2014.

To help my campaign start the year off, can you contribute $25 today? Your contribution will purchase a copy of my 2014 Stars & Stripes Across the 105th Assembly District Calendar or a copy of my book, This Recruit.
 A $50 contribution gets both or you can opt for multiple calendars. The contribution will help me build the war chest I need to beat back Cuomo and Silver. You can order online right here.

I've been honored to serve you in Albany over the past year. That's actually why I started taking the pictures for the calendar. Everytime I see a flag proudly displayed as I drive across the district, I'm reminded why we're fighting in Albany and Washington. We're fighting to protect and preserve this great "land of opportunity."

That's what the flag represents and it's an important reminder to keep working day in and day out.

When you get your calendar, I'd like you to flip to November and put a big red circle around Tuesday, November 4th. That's Election Day and it will be here quick. Please make your contribution today and order your calendar or copy of This Recruit.
Shipping is free.







2014 Calendar and/or This Recruit



If you would like a signed and personalized copy of This Recruit, just email me with how you would like the book inscribed after you purchase it (info@kmlny.com). This Recruit makes a great gift for anyone interested in how Marines are made.

Every contribution goes straight to my reelection campaign, helping us deliver our message right to voters and combating Governor Cuomo's liberal agenda. I need your help for 2014, please order today.
AMAZON.COM DESCRIPTION OF THIS RECRUIT
"Just before the dawn of the Global War on Terror, Kieran Michael Lalor left his career as a high school social studies teacher, endeavoring to fulfill his lifelong dream. Lalor followed his father and brother’s footsteps into the United States Marine Corps. This Recruit presents Lalor’s nightly journal entries, beginning with the uneasy trip to the recruiter’s office and the eerily quiet midnight bus ride to Parris Island. Lalor describes the wicked combination of fatigue, nerves, disorientation, misery, loneliness, and homesickness that conspire to keep him from his goal—along with the hours of close order drill, push-ups, hand-to-hand combat training, the pit, and the unrelenting mind games.

Witness the nasty recruit-on-recruit infighting that results when young men struggle to survive while being pushed past their limits physically, mentally, and emotionally. Gaze at the target from the five hundred yard line on Qualification Day, when failure means at least an extra two weeks on the island and the added humiliation of failing the quintessential test of a Marine. Experience the rappel tower, night firing, the infiltration courses, and long, back-crushing humps. Struggle with Lalor and his platoon as they try to overcome the Crucible, the final obstacle before claiming the title of United States Marine."



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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and founder of the Dutchess County based consulting firm KML Strategies, LLC.  Lalor is the founder of Afghanistan & Iraq Veterans for Congress and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Fishkill with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..
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January 2, 2014
Cox: Bill de Blasio Unleashes Politics of Envy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.462.2601
NEW YORK CITY ... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox this morning released the following statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's inauguration speech:

"While we had intended to give the City's new administration a proper honeymoon, the unnecessary meanness of its inauguration requires a response.

"The new Mayor has unleashed a new politics of envy that encourages metaphors of our great and humane City as a 'plantation' at his inauguration.  

"Bill de Blasio was elected with only 17.5 percent of the City's voters and needs to firmly renounce such talk and call for the unity that he needs to manage our great and diverse City."
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Join Bronx GOP Chair John Greaney and NYGOP Chair Ed Cox at the Bronx GOP Lincoln Brunch on February 9! 
Former US Attorney Michael Garcia will keynote the event.  Mr. Garcia will be introduced by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.
Senator Cathy Young, Chair of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, will also be in attendance.
Hope to see you on the 9th!

Click the image for a high-res version
and reply card!
  
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January 2, 2014
Cox: Pelosi Money Makes Demos Fatally Flawed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
dlaska@nygop.org
518.462.2601
LONG ISLAND, NY...NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement in response to George Demos' fundraising numbers:

"No amount of George Demos' father-in-law's money will change the fact Mr. Demos has virtually no ties to the First Congressional District and no Republican or Conservative support.

"Worse, the Demos candidacy is funded by Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton's top West Coast donor, who made his billions as a business partner of Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband.

"George Demos is a fatally flawed candidate who only lives in the First Congressional District when he's running for office and has zero community involvement or good will.

"After 12 years of Tim Bishop, George Demos is committing political malpractice by interfering with Long Islanders' best shot at responsible, fiscally conservative representation in Washington. Lee Zeldin is the only Republican with the record and goodwill to defeat Tim Bishop."
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ATOM TAXI INC. AIRPORT SERVICE:
Dear Readers:
 This gives me a chance to plug my business ATOM TAXI INC.  

As you are planning your holiday or business or vacation travel? Instead of the headache of trying to find Airport parking, we do Airport Service to The Westchester County Airport(and ALL other airports) 24/7. Just call 1(914)879-6121 and my partner Tommy, will be glad to take you in our Airport Taxi. If this is a business trip we also provide a professional receipt, just tell Tommy at the time of booking. The cost of a one-way trip to LaGuardia Airport the cost is $115.00 including tolls. The cost to JFK and Newark Airports is one hundred-fifty dollars including tolls. Westchester County Airport and Stewart cost $75.00. We do not take credit cards, sorry. 
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E-MAIL ME WITH YOUR COMMENTS:
 Dear Readers:
 t has come to my attention the difficulty in posting a comment on this blog. If you wish to comment, e-mail me at the link posted below, putting “Manifesto Reader” in the subject matter, and I will “cut and Paste” your comments myself. If you DO NOT wish your comments posted, but just wish to communicate with me, please make your wishes known in the e-mail.
LINKS: atom_taxi@yahoo.com(as this a yahoo address make sure you put an underscore (-) between atom and taxi)
 
For immediate reply:  atomtaxi@aol.com
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JOHN G. TESTA: www.johngtesta.com
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CARS & US: www.doverracing.com
THE WINERY AT ST. GEORGE: http://www.TheWineryAtStGeorge.com
PLAN PUTNAM: planputnam@googlegroups.com/
BRUCE APAR’S NCN BLOG: http://ncnlocal.com/index.php/blogs/bruce-the-blog
NORTH COUNTY NEWS & Views: http://ncnlocal.com/
THE JOURNAL NEWS: http://www.lohud.com/
YORKTOWN WATCHDOG: www.yorktownopengov.org
PADAVANO FINE ARTS: Padovanofineart.com/
PEEKSKILL BID:
www.peekskillbid.com or www.downtownpeekskill.com

Peekskill Democratic City Committee Blog: http://www.peekskilldems.com/blog
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