Archive for August, 2009

Calls Needed Now to Keep Labor Bill off Agenda

August 5, 2009

   The Senate is coming back to Albany… again.

   Legislative Session for the Senate has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6, to take up a number of bills—we simply can’t let the Omnibus Farmworker Labor Bill be one of them.  The bill has already passed the Assembly and the big unions and farm labor advocates are pushing hard for a Senate vote on Thursday. The New York City newspaper, The Daily News, just printed another editorial calling for this bill—without any understanding of our family farms.

   We need you to call your Senator now to strongly express your opposition to this legislation (S. 2247) and ask that the bill not be voted upon in the Senate.  You may have called already, and we understand that calls can be tiring, especially as the weather has been so challenging. However, we can’t be complacent and NYFB wouldn’t ask you to call unless we felt it necessary.

   Call the Senate Switchboard number at (518) 455-2800 and ask for your Senator to discuss this issue before Thursday. Thank you in advance for your help—it is Farm Bureau’s grassroots action that will give us our best chance to defeat this bill! 


New York Farm Bureau

159 Wolf Road, P.O. Box 5330, Albany, NY  12205

Toll Free: 1-800-342-4143    Fax: 518-431-5656

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Back on Uncle Sam’s Plantation

August 5, 2009

by Star Parker

Six years ago I wrote a book called “Uncle Sam’s Plantation.” I wrote the book to tell my own story of what I saw living inside the welfare state and my own transformation out of it. I said in that book that indeed there are two Americas. A poor America on socialism and a wealthy America on capitalism. read the article here

One Word to Describe Obamacare

August 3, 2009

by David Janda, MD 
   As a physician who has authored books on preventative health care, I was given the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at a Congressional Dinner at The Capitol Building in Washington last Friday (7/17).

   The presentation was entitled Health Care Reform, The Power & Profit of Prevention, and I was gratified that it was well received.

   In preparation for the presentation, I read the latest version of “reform” as authored by The Obama Administration and supported by Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid. 

read the rest of the article here

Oblivious Obama

August 3, 2009

from American Thinker:
Sergeant Crowley, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious?

Congress’ Luxury Healthcare Benefits:

August 2, 2009

Membership has its privileges

Obama, Gates and Lakoff

August 2, 2009

The Perils of ‘Framing’