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Saturday, January 28, 2012


The NYS Constitution (Art III) provides
that the State Legislature is responsible
for redistricting, or drawing state senate
and assembly district lines after each
U S Census.

Certain "good government" groups and
Governor Cuomo want to sidestep the
State Constitution and have an "independent
non-partisan appointed body" draw the
new district lines.  Appointed by whom?
Non-partisan? Highly unlikely.

Article III further provides that aliens
not be counted in reapportionment

The 2010 U S Census did not determine
and exclude aliens from the count.

How many aliens, legal and illegal
reside in New York?

Pursuant to the State Constitution
the State Legislature is required to
conduct an enumeration, excluding
aliens, in order to redistrict.

Let the State Legislature conduct
this enumeration and draw the
state senate, assembly and
congressional district lines to
protect the voting rights of
state voters who are legal residents
of New York as well as bonafide
U S citizens.

The Governor and the "good
government" groups should uphold
the State Constitution, rather than
attempting to sidestep it ...for
partisan political reasons.. like
ensuring one party rule in NYS
for the next decade.

The June 26 congressional primary
in NYS was ordered by a federal
Judge, in order that the votes of
our military be counted.

So, let the State Legislature move
forward with the drawing of the
new state senate/assembly and
congressional lines without delay
and without partisan obstruction
by the Governor and "good
government" groups.

                                     Joe Sullivan

Monday, January 9, 2012


Security, at the national, state and local levels
is the priority issue in the 2012 elections and

If we are not secure will will not have an
economy or economic recovery.

The homefront is the front line in the terror
war that has been brought to us by Islamic
radicals and others, who seek to destroy
America, Americans and our way of life.

For example:

lone wolf terrorists freelancing:


Iran building missle sites in Venezuela that
can reach any city in the U S and Canada:

Voters and special interest groups, as well
as the media put  America and all Americans
at risk by not focusing on the Security issue
nationally, in New York State and in Albany.

                                              Joe Sullivan

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Both are products of  the "progressive"
mindset that permeates our politics, schools
and the media.

The failed "Great Society" social programs
of the last 50 years have produced an urban
subculture which is poor economically as
well as poor in spirit.

Social services programs have promoted
and rewarded the dysfunction evident in
this subculture: including disintegration
of the nuclear family, out of wedlock births
growth of  violent gangs, lack of respect
for, and value, of education, victimhood
anger, hostility, unwillingness to take
personal responsibilty for their own
anti-social behaviors and remaining 
slaves to the "progressive" political
educational  systems and to government
social services programs that keep this
urban subculture in bondage.

Albany is a case example. The minority
is fast becoming the majority. Look at city
schools. A 50 percent drop out rate dooms
far too many to lives of poverty, crime and
substance abuse.

White flight to the suburbs is a response
to condition in city schools, street crime
burglaries, home invasions and the growth
if violent gangs.

White flight has adversely impacted the
city property tax base, which in turn
has a negative impact on city schools, city
services and city government.

When the dependent minority becomes
the majority. when white elderly homowners
are no longer here who will pay for the city
schools, city services and social services
programs which the urban subculture relies
upon for survival?

The solution?  Members of this urban
subculture have to take personal responsibility
for their own condition, behaviors.  Attitude
changes are needed.Respect and value
education, realizing that it is through becoming
educated that they will be free, prosper and have
better lives.

Society must demand that  politicians overhaul
social services programs to promote and reward
those  recipients who, who want  and strive for
better lives, and not promoting and rewarding
destructive anti-social behaviors that diminish
the lives of themselves, their children, their neighbors
and society as a whole.

Some changes in social services programs?
*Residency requirements.
*Promote nuclear families.
*Limit to one out of wedlock birth to a female 18
  or older. No benefits for teen out of wedlock births.
  In such cases, the parent recipient must share her
  social services with her teen and grandchild.
* End social services foster grandparent scam.
* End "crazy money" SSI payments.
* Revert food stamp program to a commodity
   based program. Recipients receive monthly
   box of staples, including oats, peanut butter
   powdered milk, dried beans, flour, butter- as
   was done in the 1960's. Recipients learn to
   cook and eat better. Avoid obesity and related
   health problems. Farmers and farmland kept
   in operation for now and the future.

   Less opportunity for food stamp fraud and
   abuse than the current card system.

* The Albany County Legislature should present
    a comprehensive report on social services and
    related spending. Who gets what? How many
    illegal aliens are receiving benefits? How many
    recipients are collecting duplicate benefits in
    other counties and neighboring states?

    Include zip code maps of  recipient and benefit

    We need real welfare reform at the state and
     local levels in 2012.

     The proposed comprehensive report should
      provide the basis for these reforms.

                                                   Joe Sullivan