JamieKemmerer.com http://jameskemmerer.com/ Featured Discussions en-us Thu, 1 Jun 2023 10:37:47 CDT GeekPAK Electing Trump: A Failure of Common Sense http://jameskemmerer.com/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=171JK1 I have to admit that I wasn’t worried in the days leading up to the election. I was so confident in the common sense and basic decency of families like ours that I truly believed Trump would lose in the largest landslide our nation has ever seen. Common sense would rule the day, obviously I was wrong. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Statement on Moreland Commission Preliminary Report and Federal Appeals Court "Super PAC" Ruling http://jameskemmerer.com/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=77 Yesterday the Moreland Commission released it's preliminary report on public corruption in New York. The commission has indicated that it has "discovered criminality", but that the real crime is that much of the corruption they have discovered is completely legal. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT Benjamin Franklin And Marty Golden Couldn’t Disagree More http://jameskemmerer.com/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=76 To summarize Senator Golden's argument, the recent incident on the West Side highway where a motorcycle gang terrorized Alexian Lien and his family is the reason to support Joe Hynes. The subtext here is be afraid, scary things happen in this city. Mr. Golden seeks to leverage that fear as the reason to support stop-and-frisk in it's current form and therefore Charles Hynes. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT The Golden Egg Is Not For You http://jameskemmerer.com/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=75 If you haven’t heard or seen the coverage, State Senator Marty Golden is involved in another corruption scandal. In exchange for generous contributions to upstate GOP campaigns, Brooklyn State Senator Marty Golden inserted some language into an affordable housing bill that gives millions of dollars in tax breaks to five Manhattan developers. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Ending Government Dependent Upon Special Interests Alone http://jameskemmerer.com/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=74 In the Federalist Papers one can find that the Founding Fathers, when creating our more perfect union, intended to create a government that was dependent upon the people alone. Yet our current system is one that has become almost entirely dependent upon special interests, lobbyists and the .01%. We even have a term for it, we call it "pay to play." Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT The Elephant In The Room http://jameskemmerer.com/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=73 If you are like me you are growing increasingly frustrated with our ongoing national distraction from the core issue facing our nation. In the midst of the Great Recession, we find ourselves in a 3 year GOP inspired series of purposeful crises. How we can be focused on taxes, the deficit, and the debt ceiling in the face of such great need for job creation is virtually impossible for me to fathom. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Money-Out/Voters-In Day of Action http://jameskemmerer.com/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=72 There is no greater issue facing us than that of big money in politics. If you need to be convinced please take a look at the very grim reality of American politics and why this is the issue of our time.If you believe that something must be done, change can only happen when we demand change. This means we need you. Please get involved, and consider starting this Saturday and help us get money out and voters in. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Hurricane Sandy: A Christmas Appeal For Help http://jameskemmerer.com/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=71 Christmas is coming and we need help NOW...we will not be able to put out food in the coming days as we approach Christmas, and in the weeks and perhaps months to come without help. If you can donate money, supplies, or your time please do. if you know of food venders, grocery stores, bakeries, butcher shops, or anyone who can donate please reach out to them. We are counting on you because so many families impacted by Sandy are counting on us. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Hurricane Sandy http://jameskemmerer.com/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=68 Last weekend I had the opportunity to help with the cleanup on Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy. Not until you find yourself on the ground, in the middle of the aftermath, can you really get a sense of what this storm was like and how it has affected people's lives. House after house, family after family we helped them clean up and continue their own personal recovery process. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Is That All That Is Left Of The American Dream? http://jameskemmerer.com/index.php?tray=content&tid=top0&cid=67 When you look into the faces of your children and grandchildren do you dream of a future of tax cuts and deregulation? Is this really the cause behind which all Americans are to align themselves as we march towards the next great chapter of American history? Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT