Entries in Doug Amedeo (5)

Monday
Jan082018

John McCann stiffed the Sussex GOP in its time of need.

Candidate John McCann has been telling the story about how his father was wounded back in the days of the Weather Underground -- a radical group that came out of the 1960's anti-war movement.  Wikipedia describes them as a militant radical left-wing organization whose goal was to create a clandestine revolutionary party to overthrow the U.S. Government.

He's told the story before, back during the 2017 Freeholder campaign in Sussex County between Republican Herb Yardley and Democrat Dan Perez.  It will be remembered that Democrat Perez was an associate in the law firm of William Kunstler, the notorious Leftist defense attorney, and that the Weather Underground was one of Kunstler's more prominent clients.

When McCann first related his story -- in the midst of the 2017 campaign -- it was suggested to him that he publicly re-tell it, either in a statement to the media or through paid advertising, as a way to define just who Kunstler was.  McCann said that he would, but that he needed to discuss it first with "his people."  At the time, McCann was employed as the attorney for the Bergen County Sheriff, a liberal Democrat who shared the 2016 ticket with Hillary Clinton. 

McCann never followed through on his promise to assist the Sussex GOP.  While people like Jason Sarnoski and Steve Lonegan and Bill Hayden and Doug Amedeo and Dian Koster were stepping up to help the GOP win in Sussex County, McCann kept to the shadows and never followed through on telling the story.  Important to keep in mind, now that he wants to broadcast his story.

McCann's candidacy in CD05 is not the only weird, Democrat-connected effort in a Republican primary this year.  In CD07, Congressman Leonard Lance is facing a young Democrat-turned Republican candidate who admits to voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016.  In CD03, Congressman Tom MacArthur is facing a primary from a GOP social warrior with a left-wing LGBT agenda.  In CD11, Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen is getting a primary from someone who is more comfortable with Democrat Party politics and who opposes most of what the Republican Party stands for -- especially on the social issues.  What's up?  Is it Democrat mischief?

Time will tell, so... stay tuned...

Thursday
Sep072017

Steve Lonegan schools the tea party

Was it just last month that Democrat congressman Josh Gottheimer, a political ally of Democrat candidate Dan Perez, called Steve Lonegan a "Tea Party Republican?"  Yes, Gottheimer issued that jibe in an August 24th email blast.  It was just about the worst thing the Democrat could think of saying about the Republican.

 

"Tea Party Republican."

 

Less than a month later, and now Democrat Dan Perez wants you to believe he's a "Tea Party Democrat."  What does that even mean?

 

Perez made his post-Labor Day opening pitch to the Skylands Tea Party group last evening with the words, "I think if you were to put aside the lawyer thing and the ‘D' (Democrat) after my name and get to know me, you'd find that we really have a whole lot in common."

 

In common?  Like who Perez chose to train under to learn his skills as an attorney:  Marxist William Kunstler.  Yes, Perez trained under Kunstler, an avowed Marxist, and Perez later managed Kunstler's old firm in partnership with Kunstler's old law partner, Ron Kuby. 

 

Pay attention to the Ken Burns documentary on Vietnam airing on PBS later this month and you will see William Kunstler in action, defending terrorists, communist agitators, American flag-burners, and the supporters of a North Vietnamese victory over the armed forces of the United States of America.  Sure, that's as "tea party" as hell!

 

The Kunstler law firm defended members of the Catonsville Nine, Black Panther Party, Weather Underground Organization, the Attica Prison rioters, and the American Indian Movement.  But  Kunstler refused to defend groups like the Tea Party, on the grounds that: "I only defend those whose goals I share. I'm not a lawyer for hire. I only defend those I love."

 

Kunstler defended Joanne Chesimard (AKA Assata Shakur) who was convicted of murdering a New Jersey State Trooper and who escaped from prison with the help of fellow terrorists.  She is now on the FBI's MOST WANTED list. 

 

In collaboration with Dan Perez' law partner Ron Kuby, Kunstler defended Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, head of the terrorist group Gama'a al-Islamiyah, responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; Colin Ferguson, the man responsible for the 1993 Long Island Rail Road shooting; Glenn Harris, a New York City public school teacher who absconded with a fifteen-year-old girl; Nico Minardos, indicted by Rudy Giuliani for conspiracy to ship arms to Iran; and associates of the Gambino organized crime family.

 

That's quite a line-up of scumbags.

 

At yesterday's meeting, candidate Perez claimed that he wanted to "lower taxes by opposing wasteful spending" but the record shows this to be little more than election year b.s.  It was Perez who pushed Freeholder boss Graham to spend $500,000 to hire a New York City lawyer to tell the county what went wrong on its solar project.  Unfortunately for county taxpayers, the guy Perez pushed (and Graham hired) was the same guy whose office had given the project the okay back in 2011.  So taxpayers paid $500,000 for a cover-up.

 

And it was Dan Perez who made his first proposal as a candidate a spending proposal -- to spend another $100,000 plus benefits on a patronage job because it "sounded like it might work."   Blindly throwing money at problems isn't conservative, Dan.

 

Reporting on the Skylands Tea Party meeting, the New Jersey Herald quoted the group's president -- fellow New York City lawyer Doug Amedeo -- who is quoted saying that "he wasn't aware of 'Conservative, Liberal' issues at the county level."  Wow!  We guess he never heard of Planned Parenthood and a little controversy called "abortion funding."

 

Democrat Dan Perez strongly supports funding Planned Parenthood and personally reprimanded Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus for voting against it.  As a Freeholder, you can bet that Dan Perez would spend our tax money on Planned Parenthood.  That's just for starters.

 

As that well-regarded local conservative, Mayor Steve Lonegan, explained in a book he wrote on the subject, conservatives believe in pulling power away from centralized governments at the state and federal levels and turning over more control to municipal and county governments.  Who runs local government is important because they set the agenda.  Liberals will fix their eyes firmly on the state and on Washington  for money and direction.  Conservatives will seek to break those bonds, while making sure to protect and defend traditional values at the local level through actions and the good use of the bully pulpit. 

 

Dan Perez is a died-in-the-wool leftist.  He tries to paint himself as an "efficient" leftist.  That is very different from being a conservative.

 

The Skylands Tea Party, its leaders, and members should avoid looking like fools in front of every other conservative activist in New Jersey and nationwide.  Dan Perez is not a conservative.  The word is out.  Steve Lonegan is on the case.

Wednesday
Apr262017

DNC Chair says Democrats can't be Pro-Life

While some self-styled Republicans (are they Republicans In Name Only?) like Bill Hayden and Douglas Amedeo believe they can cohabit with liberal Democrats, the liberal Democrats appear to believe otherwise.  This is what the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee had to say about it a few days ago:

Candidate Hayden suggested today that if he didn't win then Democrat Jennifer Hamilton should.  Hayden's rant wasn't anything extraordinary for this fool who posts what are in our opinion threats against innocent families, photo-shopped heads of Republican leaders onto vaginas, and missives about "grabbing pussy."  And don't say "so did Trump."  Remember, Trump didn't mean to, he didn't know he was being taped.  The idiot Hayden posts this kind of crap on purpose.

 

William J. Hayden (AKA Bill Hayden, Dell Hayden, Skylands Patriot) is an 18 year public employee of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  He works as a supervisor, based in Trenton, where he pockets a salary and extras more each year than any legislator earns -- plus full benefits and a pension.  Hayden is a member of the CWA -- one of the most liberal unions in America.


Now he thinks we should give him a second public job -- as our legislator. 

 

He doesn't vote much.  He made it last November, but the last time before that was 2010.  What he does do is play on Facebook.  He spends a lot of time on Facebook.  Much of it in the middle of what most of us call "the working day." 

 

Hayden posted his supportive comments about Democrat candidate Hamilton yesterday.  She is the same liberal Democrat candidate who was invited by Hayden and Douglas Amedeo to promote her candidacy before the Skylands Tea Party Group earlier this month.

 

Hayden and Amedeo assured the Tea Party that it is no big deal that Hamilton is pro-abortion, anti-gun, and pro-transgendered agenda.  Hamilton would spend millions funding Planned Parenthood and vote for the imposition of draconian gun confiscation laws.


 

Any questions?


Wednesday
Feb082017

Guilt by association, the Tea Party way

The people who run the Skylands Tea Party (and the Phoebus campaign committee) believe that they should determine the relationships of others.  They believe that every elected official should come to them and that they should get to choose who they hire and fire.  And maybe get a little finder's fee in the process perhaps?

But what about their relationships?  Who is watching who they associate with?

The president of the Skylands Tea Party is a New York City lawyer who has, shall we say, a very interesting client list.  Not quite as interesting (in terms of violence and malevolence) as that maintained by Gail Phoebus' lawyer and consultant, but interesting nonetheless.  Here are the biographies of the Skylands president, and his partner:

On Monday we learned that the president of the Skylands Tea Party represented "feeder funds" connected with Bernie Madoff.  Yep, Bernie Madoff.  Remember him?

Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff (born April 29, 1938) is an American fraudster and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of a Ponzi scheme that is considered the largest financial fraud in U.S. history...  On March 12, 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies and admitted to turning his wealth management business into a massive Ponzi scheme. The Madoff investment scandal defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars. Madoff said he began the Ponzi scheme in the early 1990s. However, federal investigators believe the fraud began as early as the mid-1980s and may have begun as far back as the 1970s. Those charged with recovering the missing money believe the investment operation may never have been legitimate. The amount missing from client accounts, including fabricated gains, was almost $65 billion. The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) trustee estimated actual losses to investors of $18 billion. On June 29, 2009, Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison, the maximum allowed.

Now we learn that his law partner -- the man he freely chose to form a business with -- is a major supporter of liberal politicians, beginning with Barack Obama and Joe Biden.  Take a look at some of the liberal Democrats the other half of this two-member law firm supports:

 

Why isn't the Skylands Tea Party questioning the relationships of its own president?  Before suggesting that they should get to determine who other people hire and fire, they need to do some house cleaning of their own.

Monday
Feb062017

SkylandsTea Party pours cold water on Pro-Life priority

Skylands Tea Party president Doug Amedeo took to Facebook over the weekend to trash the Pro-Life movement's top priority for 2017 -- the passage of landmark 20/20 "pain- sensitive" legislation.  This legislation is the work of the 20/20 Project, which was started by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese as an ecumenical movement embracing members representing many religious denominations.  Last October, hundreds of Pro-Life activists gathered at the 20/20 Vision Conference in Scotch Plains for a day of prayer, planning, and workshops.   

 

The goal of the 20/20 Project is to pass legislation to address the scientific fact that unborn babies are pain-sensitive at 20 weeks.  Every other country on earth recognizes this fact except North Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, and the Netherlands.  Senator Steve Oroho is the prime sponsor of legislation in the State Senate, while Assemblyman Parker Space is sponsoring companion legislation in the State Assembly.  Similar legislation has been passed in 14 states and 2017 has been designated as the year of the big push to bring our laws into line with the rest of the civilized world.

 

According to Amedeo, this legislation is a "dead on arrival bill" that "accomplishes no good" and is only useful as a "photo opportunity."  Does this tea partier even sound Pro-Life?

 

Having only  recently become involved in political action, we don't expect people like NYC lawyer Doug Amedeo or public employee Bill Hayden to know what other people have been doing for decades.  We don't expect them to know that Steve Oroho and his family were marching for Life since the 1980's.  Or that Steve and Rita Oroho have spent countless hours volunteering for Pro-Life causes and serving on the boards of Pro-Life organizations?  As a legislator, Senator Steve Oroho has a perfect Pro-Life voting record.  Everybody in Trenton knows the negotiating prowess of Senator Oroho -- and as the prime sponsor of the Pro-Life movement's 20/20 "pain-sensitive" legislation he is the leader in getting the number one Pro-Life priority through the Democrat-controlled Legislature. 

 

What a nasty little man Doug Amedeo must be.  He shows up on the scene yesterday, a Johnny-come-lately -- and today he's make shitty little comments about the Pro-Life movement's top priority legislation being "dead on arrival." 

 

And we all know what Amedeo is up to.  He personally hates Steve Oroho and his family, so anything Senator Oroho does is bad.  With self-styled "conservatives" like Amedeo, who needs liberals? 

 

A lot of people are working very hard on 20/20 and we don't need naysayers to pour cold water on their efforts just to score points against Senator Oroho.  We don't remember Amedeo and Hayden showing up to the 20/20 conference to help -- so what gives them the standing to tell us what will pass and what won't?

 

Sorry, but when is the last time anybody has even seen any of these people in Trenton?  Are they recognizable figures at committee hearings?  Do they ever testify on behalf of good legislation or against bad?  Who are these idiots with their know-nothing prognostications?  Oh, we anointed ourselves with the name "tea party," so therefore that makes us something?  Like hell it does!

 

These are the same wannabe political bosses who believe that they should determine the relationships of others.  They believe that every elected official should come to them and that they should get to choose who they hire and fire.  And maybe get a little finder's fee in the process perhaps?

 

But what about their relationships?  Who is watching who they associate with?

Some lawyers associate with people who are literally covered in the blood of their victims.  Why should that be alright?

 

The president of the Skylands Tea Party represented "feeder funds" connected with Bernie Madoff.  Remember him?

 

Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff (born April 29, 1938) is an American fraudster and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of a Ponzi scheme that is considered the largest financial fraud in U.S. history...  On March 12, 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies and admitted to turning his wealth management business into a massive Ponzi scheme. The Madoff investment scandal defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars. Madoff said he began the Ponzi scheme in the early 1990s. However, federal investigators believe the fraud began as early as the mid-1980s and may have begun as far back as the 1970s. Those charged with recovering the missing money believe the investment operation may never have been legitimate. The amount missing from client accounts, including fabricated gains, was almost $65 billion. The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) trustee estimated actual losses to investors of $18 billion. On June 29, 2009, Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison, the maximum allowed.

 

Now we are not sure, but we think that most voters probably know who Bernie Madoff is.  Maybe not. 

 

Perhaps what voters are really longing for is to have a cosmopolitan, New York City lawyer as their self-styled "boss" and prognosticator? 

 

We doubt it.