The Rural Patriot

November 1, 2006

NY-29 Blog Roundup

Filed under: 2006 Campaigns,Eric Massa,Iraq War,New York State,NY-29 Blogs,Randy Kuhl — theruralpatriot @ 1:32 pm

From The Fighting 29th:


Ad Tweaks and Internet Ads, which includes the new Massa commerical and an internet ad from Majority Action, which focuses on Rep. Kuhl’s opposition to stem cell research (although I don’t recall them using the word “embryonic” in the ad).

Closing Time



October 30, 2006

Nice Work

Filed under: NY-29 Blogs,Randy Kuhl — theruralpatriot @ 3:20 pm

Rochester Turning has a great piece of research on their site. Its worth the time to go and take a look:

Randy Kuhl on Social Security — lying or just forgetful?

Let’s do a “Reverse Randy”, and instead of taking statements out of context, we’ll put Kuhl’s statements IN context. …

Allow me to walk you through it. Kuhl spent most of 2005 trying to privatize Social Security, even going so far as to introduce a bill (HR 3913), on his own, that would allow a board of presidential appointees to invest the Social Security surplus without any restrictions. …

It’s interesting that Rep. Kuhl chooses to attack Eric Massa’s stand on social security, (faulty as it is), given Rep. Kuhl’s history with the subject. Maybe he’s banking on the chance that most don’t know what is going on here. (Unfortunately, I’d guess that most don’t.)

October 17, 2006

Apologies to Our Readers

Filed under: 2006 Campaigns,Eric Massa,NY-29 Blogs,Randy Kuhl — theruralpatriot @ 8:08 am

I need to apologize. I’ve been feeling “under the weather” for the past week and haven’t been able to keep up with recent political news. (Fine time to be sick, huh?) I want to bring you up-to-date with the fine postings from the area blogs. So, here goes:


September 28, 2006

General Batiste on Randy Kuhl

Filed under: Iraq War,NY-29 Blogs,Randy Kuhl — ellicatt @ 10:52 am

Disclosure: Hat tip and full credit for this post goes to The Fighting 29th website. This is their find, and they deserve the recognition. If you haven’t visited the site, please do so. They are doing some great work on the Massa/Kuhl congressional race.


Discussion of “Kuhl Fundraising”

Filed under: Eric Massa,November 2006 Election,NY-29 Blogs,Randy Kuhl — ellicatt @ 10:01 am

The post “Kuhl Fundraising” caught the attention of a commenter who took issue with the topic. This post covers his comment and my subsequent response. I feel that it is important that this issue be reviewed more in-depth; therefore, I’m putting this out there for greater exposure.


September 12, 2006

NY-29 Blog Round-up

Filed under: NY-29 Blogs — theruralpatriot @ 2:40 pm

Good reading from around the area: 

Massa Does Kuhl’s Press
The Cheney fundraiser story just keeps getting stranger.  Both the AP and Gannett are running stories based on a Massa campaign press release, as are the Rochester D&C and local TV and radio outlets.

Cheney campaigning for Kuhl
I would love to go to this event. I’ve never met Cheney and something like this would be a good chance to talk to him without him alreadly being on the defensive.


August 30, 2006

Roll Out the Barrel

Filed under: NY-29 Blogs,Randy Kuhl — theruralpatriot @ 10:46 am

I recommend going over to the “Fighting 29th” blog and checking out the above post, “Roll Out the Barrel”

Randy Kuhl’s office has announced millions of dollars of grants in the last month (here, here, here and here).  These are routine grants, which probably would have happened no matter who was serving in the 29th.

I highly recommend frequently visiting the Fighting 29th and all of the NY-29th blogs for a more informed view of the  NY-29 Congressional race!  They are generating some great coverage in helping to keep us informed.

August 25, 2006

In Praise of Older Bloggers

Filed under: NY-29 Blogs — chillychumpy @ 12:17 pm

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Growing up, one of my best friends was my grandmother. I would spend hours helping her out, and felt like superman when I helped her with something she couldn’t do. “Ahh, you’re a comfort,” she’d tell me.

What I got back from her, besides the simple joy of giving, was endless stories about the old days. I loved it. She was born in 1912, so she had seen a LOT. Growing up so poor that an orange was a once-a-year treat at Christmas. Remembering the excitement when a family down the block got their first car. Being able to take a trolley anywhere, even in our little po-dunk town. Surviving the depression by saving and sharing everything with your neighbors. Raising 3 kids through the premature death of my grandfather, then going on to finally get a college degree– and 2 masters degrees besides. She was an amazing woman, and would say to me “you’re my very best friend”. The feeling was mutual. She passed away 7 years ago, and here I am still getting all choked up about it.

Politically, we disagreed.


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