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2020 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls: No Longer Friends of Israel

2020 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls: No Longer Friends of Israel

By Robert Golomb

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (NYS), Cory Booker (New Jersey) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) – all three currently viewed as viable and all but certain contenders for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination-  might well have experienced a political epiphany currently unfavorable to the state of Israeli when they attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention held from September 4-6 that year in Charlotte, North Carolina.  There, they were first hand witnesses to a controversy regarding Israel and the Palestinians that engulfed the convention’s 5554 delegates. (Warren, who was first elected to the Senate in the general election two months later, however, was present, but not yet a Senator at the time.)

Welcome to the Queens Village Republican Club!

Welcome to the Queens Village Republican Club!

Club marching in the India Day Parade

What an action-packed summer chockfull of rallies, parades, festivals, parties, our first Community Health, Wellness & Fun Fair at Alley Pond Park, and of course, our annual BBQ with a patriotic sing-a-long led by Rabbi Menashe Bovit! Welcome to all the exciting community events we do. We’re not just a political club, the Queens Village Republican Club is an experience!

A Day to love those who Labor

Monday, September 4, 2017, 3:00 AM

A Day to love those who Labor

By Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village: Labor Day is upon us and it is time to be thankful for how far we have come. It is also a time to look back and think of all the fathers and mothers who worked hard long hours and who fought for decent wages and hours so they could better provide for their families.

My grandfather — as told to me by my father — worked hard long hours in the late 1890s and early 1900s and earned about $2 a day. He was a Civil War veteran. Things were so bad that my father was taken out of school in third grade at the age of 9 and had to go to work.

Truly we have come a long way due to those that paved the way to a better life for many of us today. So, this Labor Day, let’s say a prayer of thankfulness to how far we have come. 

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village, N.Y.

Club’s 1st Health, Wellness & Fun Fair, an amazing success!!

Club’s 1st Health, Wellness & Fun Fair at Alley Pond Park

When we say, “we’re not just a political club, the Queens Village Republican Club is an experience,” we mean it! We just enjoyed the experience of our club’s 1st Community Health, Wellness, and Fun Fair at Alley Pond Park on August 26th, and it was a smashing success! In the words of one of the participants: “great day, great weather, great crowd, great cause!”

Our Republican Citywide and City Council Candidates for 2017

Here is a handy guide to our outstanding line-up of Republican super-star candidates who will restore the lost greatness to our city, with a brief paragraph and the website for each of them: Nicole Malliotakis, Juan Carlos Polanco, Michel Faulkner, William Kregler, Joe Concannon, and Dr. Rupert Green. They have been in the news, at our meetings and rallies and you can meet most of them in person at our club meeting on September 7th.

Letter from J.C. Polanco for Public Advocate

1743 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Dear Friend:

Earlier this spring, New York City’s political leaders decided to participate in a parade that was honoring a convicted terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera. This was the last straw for me to sit out another election without giving a voice to all of us who oppose such a radical left-wing agenda.

Stop de Blasio!!

Welcome to Hell…..

The day after an NYPD cop was executed, while our subways, roads and infrastructure collapses, while our city burns, Mayor de Blasio jets off to Germany to rally leftist protesters against the G-20. 

Have you had enough of de Blasio and the anti-American bureaucrats on the City Council? These are the same City Council members and elected officials who joined the mayor and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to march in honor of convicted terrorist bomb-maker, Oscar Lopez Rivera in the recent Puerto Rican Day Parade, who cheered on traitor Chelsea Manning, marching in the NYC Gay Pride Parade, and who tripped all over themselves praising anti-Semite, terrorist enabler Linda Sarsour, when she gave the CUNY commencement address.

A Tribute to the USS Fitzgerald and the U.S. Navy

This poem is a tribute to the seven sailors who died aboard the USS Fitzgerald, written by  Frederick R. Bedell Jr.,  Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911 and Veteran of the U.S. Navy. 

A Tribute to the USS Fitzgerald and the U.S. Navy

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Mar. 12, 2003) — Sailors man the rails aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) as it pulls into Pearl Harbor for a four-day port visit with the Nimitz Battle Group. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Bradley Lewis.

Mayoral Candidate Visits Queens Village GOP

Mayoral Candidate Visits Queens Village GOP

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis addresses the Queens Village Republican Club. Photo by James Farrell


Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island), a possible Republican challenger to Mayor Bill de Blasio in the upcoming mayoral race, addressed the Queens Village Republican Club on June 1, finding both a supportive and occasionally skeptical crowd.

In a speech, Malliotakis accused de Blasio of putting his ideological agenda ahead of basic New York City services, resulting in a “disintegration” of the city’s quality of life.

“Basic services are what our mayor is supposed to be doing, right?” she said. “The basic management of the city—keeping the traffic flowing, the trains running, the streets clean, the streets safe, ensuring that our homeless people are taken care of and given opportunities to turn their lives around. That’s not happening because he’s off fighting a national ideological war instead of doing his job and being the mayor of the city of New York.”

In an interview with the PRESS of Southeast Queens, she pointed to the mayor’s recent public support for the Paris Climate Accord, an international agreement to combat climate change that was recently rejected by President Donald Trump. De Blasio’s support culminated in an executive order on June 2 pledging commitment to the accord, despite Trump’s decision to pull out of it.

“Instead of worrying about what’s happening in Paris, he needs to worry about the subway system that is a disaster, the traffic that barely moves in this city, an education system that in some schools is collapsing and a homeless crisis that is epic,” she said.

She added that she understands that “climate change is an issue”—citing the damage that was done to her Staten Island district during Hurricane Sandy—but believes that the mayor should not step into national and international issues. Her pitch centers on a promise to focus primarily on enforcing the law and ensuring that city infrastructure and services run efficiently.

In her speech, Malliotakis joined critics frustrated with de Blasio’s commitment to marching in the Puerto Rican Day Parade, which until June 2 was honoring Oscar López Rivera, a divisive fighter for Puerto Rican independence who was convicted for terrorism-related crimes. She called it an “absolute disgrace” and “outrageous,” given that New York has been a victim of terrorism.

Since then, the mayor has claimed that he played a behind-the-scenes role in the parade committee’s severance of ties with López Rivera.

Malliotakis entered the Queens Village Republican Club to chants of “Nicole for New York,” but faced a tough question-and-answer session.

One Queens Village Republican member asked if Malliotakis would support Second Amendment rights in New York City, which otherwise has strict gun laws. Malliotakis said that she would not seek “significant changes” to current laws.

“You really believe we’re gonna change gun laws here in the city of New York with the City Council that’s in place?” she said.

Her answer led to some applause, but another questioner called her “dismissive” after she was asked why she didn’t publicly criticize Gov. Andrew Cuomo for waiting two weeks before announcing that he would not march in the controversial Puerto Rican Day Parade. Malliotakis agreed that he should have made a decision earlier, but defended her public stance, arguing that the governor had pulled out earlier than the mayor, she had worked well with Cuomo in the past and she was “not running against the governor.”

“I’m not trying to be dismissive,” she said.

But she received applause on her commitment to crack down on quality-of-life crimes, cut back on traffic cameras and push back against the city’s commitment to protecting some undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes.

Reach James Farrell at (718) 357-7400 x 127, or @farrellj329.

Stop the city’s deranged plans to honor Sarsour and Rivera

Stop the city’s deranged plans to honor Sarsour and Rivera

TUESDAY MAY 30, 2017 – 3:00 PM
120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Retired NYPD Captain, Joseph Concannon, founder of the Square Deal Committee, will be holding a “Support Your Local Police” rally and demonstration Tuesday May 30th at 3pm in front of Queens Borough Hall.  Square Deal Committee invites you and your members to this non-partisan show of support for our local police and members of the military who have given it all for our freedom.  All friends of law enforcement and military are welcomed. Please spread the word far and wide! Everyone must be there on May 30th to raise our voices!

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Upcoming Events

  1. Coffee & Cake Parlor Meeting in support of Joe Concannon

    September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Queens Village Reception in Support of Joe Concannon for City Council

    September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Columbus Day Dinner at Nancy’s

    October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Reception for Nicole Malliotakis for Mayor of NYC

    October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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