Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Statement of Mr. Jack Meehan
Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
More on the controversy
Less of a Catholic
News broke this week that Thomas Tobin, the Catho lic bishop of Providence, RI, had in 2007 asked...
Religious leaders' call to arms
By BILL O'REILLY
Friday, November 27, 2009
Support 249 Years of Irish Faith, Hertiage
Culture in New York
It is with great pride that we announced the Grand Marshal of the 249th NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade to be The Honorable Raymond W. Kelly Police Commissioner, City of New York. Please join us in welcoming our Grand Marshal as he joins our family... a family of friends, volunteers, committee members and all those who hold the Parade dear in their hearts.
For over two centuries, we have come together to celebrate our faith, culture and heritage. One thing remains the same it did on March 17th, 1762 the New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade is a lasting testament to our unwavering pride of being Irish. Unlike other famous parades around the nation, the New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade is completely funded by private donations and run by volunteers, often entire families. All of us on the committee donate our time and effort. You can rest assured that 100% of your gift will help fund the world's oldest and most cherished parade.
I truly hope that you will join this year's celebration - and help strengthen it with your tax-deductible gift today.
We are looking forward to March 17th, 2010 and I know with your support, and the presence of the Honorable Ray Kelly, the 2010 Parade will go down in the record books as one of the best. Thank you for your generosity.
The St Patrick's Day Parade Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization.
All donations are income tax deductible pursuant to 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the IRC.
You May Click Here To Print Donation Form For Mailing
Save the dates
Wednesday January 13th, 2010
Installation of Aides and Grand Marshal
Sunday February 21st, 2010
Grand Marshal & Aides Reception
Sunday March 14th, 2010
Pre-Parade Reception Wednesday March 17th 2010
249th NYC St Patrick's Day Parade
Parade Annual Golf Outing
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Overheard on the VHF Guard - Emergency Frequency - 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai.
Air Defense Site: ( .... total silence)
Name and location in the Deise County withheld for security reasons.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
"On the 28th day of November, the Tans left the town of Macroom . . .
In recent years, RTE Leargas produced an interesting documentary on the ambush, which treats the opportunistic revisionism that has festered since the late 1980s and the deaths of the last IRA participants. Click, in sequence, on each of the three links below to view the full program. The narrative is in Gaelic but it is sub titled so non - Gaelic speakers may understand.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Congressional Democrats around the country may be worrying that ObamaCare and runaway federal spend ing will hurt their re-election chances next year -- but Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut
The Obama administra- tion's obdurate refusal to accept the reality of Islam ist terrorism was underscored yet again yesterday when Attorney General Eric Holder announced that 9/11 architect Khalid Sheik Mohammed will be brought to New York to be tried as a common criminal
KRIS W. KOBACH
A loss for America
Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay... Read On
O's terrible call
Like many New Yorkers and members of the families of the nearly 3,000 innocent Americans murdered... Read On
Putting the city in danger
ATTORNEY General Eric Holder's decision to send the radical Islamic terrorists
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This year's election results contained a lot of good news. Republicans won the Governor's races in New Jersey and Virginia and scored a series of major upsets in Nassau County and Suffolk County as well.
One result, however, could cause real problems for me. Democrats won the special election for Congress in upstate New York, taking a seat that had always been Republican. This gives the Democrats a 27-2 Congressional majority from New York. There is only one Republican Congressman between me and the Canadian border and his district is more than 300 miles north of mine!
This makes me a prime target in next year's election. The Democrats can focus all their efforts on me. This is especially true because I have opposed all the Obama agenda - including so-called healthcare reform, cap and trade, the stimulus bill and the closing of Guantanamo. I also continue to speak out very loudly supporting the war against Islamic terrorism and exposing the dangers of political correctness.
The pressure on Congress in the upcoming weeks and months to ram though a healthcare bill will be particularly intense and, because I will continue to oppose this misguided legislation, I can expect to be attacked by Democratic operatives and their allies in the liberal media.
To make sure that I am able to defend myself against the upcoming attacks against me, I am asking for your financial help. I am asking you to make a donation to my campaign committee. Even though the next election is almost a year away, I need to be getting everything in place now. I have to be ready for an all-out effort.
I hate doing this - but I have no choice. Any contribution you can afford to make will be greatly appreciated and put to good use. My website http://www.peteking.com can accept any donations by credit card or you can mail a check to my committee:
Pete King for Congress
Post Office Box 1428
Seaford, NY 11783
Thanks again for your support. All the best.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
NATIONAL DEFENSE COMMITTEE
THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEWSPAPER
Securing the vote for all
Our service members deserve an equal voice
By Rear Adm. [Ret.] James J. Carey
On Veterans Day, Americans honor those who have fought for this country and also those who are deployed. As a retired flag officer, I find my thoughts especially focused on my brothers and sisters in uniform far from home. As they risk their lives every day to safeguard our freedom, another routine sacrifice is often overlooked: the guarantee that their votes will be counted.
Congress responded last month by enacting the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act as part of the defense authorization bill. The MOVE Act, which received bipartisan support in both houses, will require states to provide absentee ballots to overseas voters earlier (at least 45 days before an election) and faster (using technology such as e-mail to send blank ballots). The bill requires states to implement these and other changes in time for next year's federal election. These measures to provide Americans abroad with time to vote in federal elections are long overdue, but they are just the start.
When I was first commissioned in the Navy, handwritten registration forms were consistent with then-current "triplicate" technology. Today, however, the state of the art is text messaging, social networking and hand-held mobile devices that put the computers of yesterday to shame. In this new world, a voter registration system that relies on paper rather than digital data is dangerously past its prime.
Veterans Day is a poignant reminder that many have sacrificed much to defend and represent America around the world. Truman understood that those sacrifices shouldn't include the right to vote, and Congress' recent enactment of the MOVE Act is a tremendous step forward in answering his call. But there is much more that can and should be done to protect the right to vote for those who protect us. States must seize this opportunity to modernize voting for military and overseas voters so that every American can have an equal voice.
Retired Rear Adm. James J. Carey has been involved in military voting rights for the past 30 years. He serves as a senior policy adviser to the Pew Charitable Trusts' Pew Center on the States and is national chairman of the National Defense Committee.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Jenkins is quickly becoming a great college president, one to perhaps rival even Fr. Ted Hesburgh, the legendary leader of the college for 35 years from 1952 to 1987.
The baptism of fire for Jenkins was his invitation to President Barack Obama to be commencement speaker. Jenkins was assailed on every side by conservative alumni and angry bishops, who wanted him to cancel the invitation. "You cannot change the world if you shun the people you want to persuade, and if you cannot persuade them show respect for them and listen to them," he said at the time. As a Catholic leader, it was a fearless statement in the face of so much criticism.
Jenkins, however, took a deep look at those important roots, talked about the four Irish brothers who helped Fr. Edward Sorin establish the school, and then of the initial term of derision, the Fighting Irish label attached to Notre Dame in a Michigan newspaper in the early 1920s. He noted that turning that term of derision into the mission statement of a Catholic university at a time of deep anti-Catholic sentiment was the greatest achievement of the college in those troubled times. He parsed and analyzed what the term fighting Irish stood for, and quoted Irish President Mary McAleese when she was commencement speaker at Notre Dame in 2006.
"By the Fighting Irish, we don't mean fighting in the sense of argumentative, though we might occasionally mean argumentative, but what we actually mean mostly when we talk about it is an indomitable spirit, a commitment, never tentative, always fully committed, to use the words that I got ... this morning, total commitment to life itself. No matter what life threw at them, and it threw quite a few wobblies at the Irish from time to time, that indomitable spirit that always sought to dig deep to find the courage to transcend, to keep going..."
That trumps a fighting leprechaun or a chant at a football game. What Jenkins was saying was that all of the Note Dame family, from whatever ethnic background, had made or were making the same journey Irish immigrants and their descendants did to keep the hope alive, to dream the dream.
He spoke movingly of his own mother, now 80 years old and the mother of 12 children, whose own mother faced desperate odds after her young husband was killed in a tragic accident that left her widowed with three children to raise in the Great Depression. Her tale of struggle and success was a quintessential American immigrant story, which is being repeated all over America today in Hispanic and Asian families, and in whatever ethnic group that is new to these shores.
Jenkins was using the Irish experience as the benchmark, as the example that others follow. We are all Fighting Irish, fighting for the same opportunity, faith and freedoms. That's why his university has become the symbol of freedom for so many millions of Americans.
In a strange way, his speech brought Notre Dame home. It was inspirational.
Mr. O'Dowd represents the fringe expatriate Irish Left. A frequent propagator of anti - Catholic opinion, he is also the editor of a number of subsidised, left wing publications, which enjoy limited readership in the Irish expatriate community.
An Irish American Perpective
With all the respect that is due to a member of the clergy from a layperson who is a member of the same Church, I must be very honest and say that a single speech, regardless of how eloquent it may have been, does not either erase nor excuse the outrage that resulted from Rev. Jenkins handling of the 2009 Notre Dame Commencement. When seventy Catholic bishops and an estimated quarter of a million Catholic laypersons vehemently disagreed with extending an invitation to a profoundly pro-abortion politician to deliver the commencement speech and receive an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame, something was definitely wrong. Rev. Jenkins actions went so far as to transcend the fact that the politician in question was the President of the United States. On that day, many believe that Notre Dame crossed the line from being one of the pre-eminent Catholic universities in the U.S. to being nothing more than another secular institution of higher learning. It was, indeed, a very sad day for Catholic higher education and the blame lies solely at the feet of Rev. John Jenkins, President of the University of Notre Dame.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
October 29, 2009
The following article was submitted in a slightly shorter form to the New York Times as an op-ed article. The Times declined to publish it.
On October 16, Laurie Goodstein of the Times offered a front page, above-the-fold story on the sad episode of a Franciscan priest who had fathered a child. Even taking into account that the relationship with the mother was consensual and between two adults, and that the Franciscans have attempted to deal justly with the errant priest’s responsibilities to his son, this action is still sinful, scandalous, and indefensible. However, one still has to wonder why a quarter-century old story of a sin by a priest is now suddenly more pressing and newsworthy than the war in Afghanistan, health care, and starvation–genocide in Sudan. No other cleric from religions other than Catholic ever seems to merit such attention.
Five days later, October 21, the Times gave its major headline to the decision by the Vatican to welcome Anglicans who had requested union with Rome. Fair enough. Unfair, though, was the article’s observation that the Holy See lured and bid for the Anglicans. Of course, the reality is simply that for years thousands of Anglicans have been asking Rome to be accepted into the Catholic Church with a special sensitivity for their own tradition. As Cardinal Walter Kasper, the Vatican’s chief ecumenist, observed, “We are not fishing in the Anglican pond". Not enough for the Times; for them, this was another case of the conniving Vatican luring and bidding unsuspecting, good people, greedily capitalizing on the current internal tensions in Anglicanism.
Finally, the most combustible example of all came Sunday with an intemperate and scurrilous piece by Maureen Dowd on the opinion pages of the Times. In a diatribe that rightly never would have passed muster with the editors had it so criticized an Islamic, Jewish, or African-American religious issue, she digs deep into the nativist handbook to use every anti-Catholic caricature possible, from the Inquisition to the Holocaust, condoms, obsession with sex, pedophile priests, and oppression of women, all the while slashing Pope Benedict XVI for his shoes, his forced conscription -- along with every other German teenage boy -- into the German army, his outreach to former Catholics, and his recent welcome to Anglicans.
True enough, the matter that triggered her spasm -- the current visitation of women religious by Vatican representatives -- is well-worth discussing, and hardly exempt from legitimate questioning. But her prejudice, while maybe appropriate for the Know-Nothing newspaper of the 1850’s, the Menace, has no place in a major publication today.
Call this horror by its name: Islamist terror
On Thursday afternoon, a radicalized Muslim US Army officer shouting, "Allahu akbar!" ("God is... Read On
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
In Westchester County - the GOP team led by County Executive nominee, Rob Astorino, and DA nominee Dan Schorr, has been waging a terrific campaign. They are poised to win. To work as an Election Day Attorney, please contact Mary Mahon at MaryMahon1@aol.com.
In NE Queens, Dan Halloran is running a ferocious campaign for NYC Council. Dan is leading in the polls. But the NYC Democratic machine and ACORN are waging a dirty campaign. We cannot allow them to steal this victory from Dan. To work as an Election Day Attorney, please contact Darryl Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org
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In New York Congressional District 23 (NY23), Doug Hoffman needs our help. The Obama White House has targeted this national race. Gov George Pataki and GOP Chair Michael Steele have drawn the line - here is where Obama must be stopped. To work as an Election Day Attorney, please volunteer at: http://www.doughoffmanforcongress.com/signup.html
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
A leading Republican lawyer is in the electoral fight of his life, and he needs our support.
Dan Halloran, a true Republican leader, and member of the RNLA national Board, is the Republican Party, Conservative Party and Libertarian Party nominee in one of the few solid Republican districts in New York City. Dan promises to bring a powerful voice for lower taxes, fiscal sanity, clean government, and safe neighborhoods to Democrat-infested New York City Hall, but the Democrats desperately want to silence him and us.
The Democratic Party bosses in New York have targeted Dan, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in negative smear ads, ACORN "new voter" registration drives, and are backing an ultra-liberal candidate - a top aide to liberal Democrat congressman Gary Ackerman - who has pulled in thousands of dollars from overseas, including the People's Republic of China. The Democrats and ACORN will stop at nothing and use every dirty trick to try to steal this vote.
Dan Halloran serves on the State Board of the New York State GOP Lawyers; and on the National Advisory Board of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA). He has supported so many Republicans in the past - now he needs our support.
Please send a contribution to Dan today. Under the New York City finance system, every local contribution is matched 8:1 by the NYC Finance Board. What that means is that a local contribution of $500.00 to Dan results in New York City contributing $4,000.00. Even a small contribution can make a real difference.
Please mail your contribution to Dan today. We have attached a response card below. Every dollar you contribute will make a real difference.
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Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
We have had to change the date and time for our upcoming reception for Congressman King in NYC.
The new date and time for Georgette Mosbacher's home reception is:
Monday, November 2, 2009
Beginning at 5:30 PM
A revised invitation and response form is attached for your review and information.
Congressman King and Georgette would be pleased to have your paticipation in the event.
Thank you for your consideration!
Mike G Burton,
cordially invites you to a reception
in honor of
Congressman Pete King
New York’s Third District
Ranking Member, Homeland Security Committee
Member, Financial Services Committee
At her residence
1020 Fifth Avenue
(entrance on 83rd Street)
New York, NY
Monday, November 2, 2009
5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
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Paid for by Pete King for Congress
Congressman Pete King Reception RSVP
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Questions or Information, Call 202-302-7678
Paid for by Pete King for Congress, P.O. Box 1428, Seaford, NY 11783. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Corporate contributions are not permitted. PAC contributions are limited to $5,000 per election cycle. $5,000 for the Primary and $5,000 for the General, for a total of $10,000. Individual contributions are limited to $2,400 per election cycle, $2,400 for the Primary and $2,300 for the General, for a total of $4,800
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Conservative Party of New York State
State Chairman Michael R. Long
486 78th Street
Ft. Hamilton Station, NY 11209
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009 8 P.M.
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
Broadway & 65th Street
Tickets $25.00 - $100.00
Maestro Gearoid Grant - Conductor
Emmanuel Lawler - Tenor
Patrick Martin - Highland & Uilleann pipes
Accompanied on stage by a variety of Childrens' Choirs including
St. Sebastian's Childrens, Choir, Woodside, N.Y.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
THE 2010 GRAND MARSHAL OF NYC ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE HAS ROSCOMMON AND LONGFORD HERITAGE
NEW YORK, NY - Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
The New York City St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce that the Grand Marshal of the 249th NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade will be The Honorable Raymond W. Kelly, Police Commissioner of the City of New York.
“Commissioner Kelly traces his Irish heritage to the West of Ireland, to the counties of Roscommon and Longford," said Hilary Beirne, executive secretary and web master for the Parade Committee.
“We are delighted that Commissioner Kelly will proudly lead the Irish American community up Fifth Avenue on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 for the 249th consecutive St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City," Beirne said.
Parade ChairmanJohn Dunleavy said “We are truly delighted that Commissioner Kelly has been unanimously selected as the 2010 Grand Marshal. He is a man who is beloved in the Irish-American community and in the United States. He is an outstanding Irish American who has devoted a huge amount of his considerable energy and charisma to building enduring and durable ties between America on the one hand and Ireland and the rest of the world on the other. We know that his selection as Grand Marshal will be a widely popular one.”
The march up Fifth Avenue is the world’s oldest and largest civic Parade. It celebrates “The Faith of Ireland, Irish heritage and Culture”. The New York City St. Patrick’s Parade began in 1762, fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence was signed in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. The Parade is regarded as the most popular of all marches in New York City, and honors Saint Patrick - the patron Saint of the Archdiocese of New York and of Ireland. The event consists only of marchers. Each year it involves some 250,000 participants and two million spectators. The Parade has many great marching bands, bagpipers, and high-school and college bands from throughout the United States and from all over the world.
“We not only televise the Parade, but also webcast it live over the internet,” said Hilary Beirne. “The web casting enables everyone in Ireland to watch their friends and family here in New York march up Fifth Avenue after all of the local Parades”, Beirne said. “Indeed, the viewership of the webcast will most likely out pace television viewership next year, with over 50,000 logging on this past March 17th. A number we except to increase dramatically this coming year.”
The Parade is webcast through the Parade’s web site at NYCStPatricksParade.Org and NBC’s web site at www.wnbc.com.
For additional information regarding the 2010 Grand Marshal and pre - Parade events, contact Hilary Beirne at the Parade Office or visit the NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade web site at NYCStPatricksParade.Org.
Parade Executive Secretary and Web Master
PO Box 295 Woodlawn Station,
Woodlawn, NY 10470
Web Site: http://NYCStPatricksParade.Org
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
The event will raise funds to support Irish music, art and culture in the lower Hudson Valley. The Festival is a joint effort of AOH Division 18 Peekskill and the Peekskill St. Patrick's Committee.
What’s in the Kennedy Name?
Less and less
If Congress passes President Obama’s trillion-dollar overhaul of the nation’s health-care industry, political entrepreneurs are sure to seek a cut of the enormous prize, and few have positioned themselves more skillfully than Ted Kennedy, Jr. “For years, Kennedy, Jr. has been boldly exploiting both his name and his intimate relationship with the most influential member of the U.S. Senate when it comes to health care and organized labor: his father, Senator Ted Kennedy,” Dick Morris and Eileen McGann write in their new book, Catastrophe. “And his father has been all too willing to help out in making the family connection into a lucrative business for his son.” Over the course of this decade, medical giants with business interests before the senator have showered money upon his son’s lobbying businesses: Bristol-Myers Squibb has paid $380,000; the Advanced Medical Technology Association, $220,000; Ascension Health, $280,000. Ask not what you can do for your name; ask what your name can do for you.
In Step with Ted
As Kennedy tilted left, the Democratic Party generally followed.
4 September 2009
When Ted Kennedy won his first election in 1962, he joined a Massachusetts congressional delegation composed of Republican Leverett Saltonstall in the Senate and eight Democrats and six Republicans in the House. Though Democrats controlled both houses of the state legislature, Republican John Volpe served as governor. Massachusetts, then, was the picture of divided government. But today, a week after Kennedy’s death, Democrats hold every statewide constitutional office, both houses of the legislature have been in Democratic hands for half a century, and Democrats constitute the Bay State’s entire congressional delegation. In the last election, no Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives reached 30 percent of the vote. Massachusetts has become the epitome of a one-party state.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Fundraiser for Congressman Pete King in Manhattan
Click on below link for further information.
Individual admission for this event is $1,000 per person.
If you have an interest in being a Co-Sponsor, or Co-Host of the event, please contact the Finance Director for details.
Pete King for Congress Committee
1526 17th Street NW, #101Washington, DC 20036