Inspiration for Change ... more than just talk.

July 15, 2010

At 11:39 p.m., at G.P.O. in NYC, I placed my Democratic Petitions in the hands of a USPS Employee for delivery to the Suffolk County Board of Elections.  The count was about 220 pages containing about 1,700 to 2,000 signatures.  I collected a lot of signatures myself but we received a lot of petitions at the last minute from helpers. 


I also had part in other petitions for other candidates; I helped to put other candidates on the ballot.  These are not "machine" candidates --- they are "the people's candidates" and they are from a variety of political parties.  It is rare these days for a candidate to collect his own petition signatures (and that should tell the voter something).  However, I don't believe any other Senate candidate in New York State actually took the time personally to gather signatures for other candidates --- I even think I have helped to put two committeemen on the ballot this term --- however, I hope that the voters will continue to learn that I am not a talker and that I am a worker.


I do not agree that Steve Levy picked the proper label to describe the new voter dynamics this year; he called it the "post-partisan era".  I see a lot of partisanship but I see people coming together over common concerns about the economy and taxes.  I believe that in order to turn our economy and our politics around we must actively make this the "bi-partisan era" and my promise is to help that BI-PARTISAN message get out. 


Please wish me luck with my petitions?






July 14, 2010
  • Always drink upstream from the herd.  --- Will Rogers
    July 13, 2010
    This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.  --- Wil Rogers,  As quoted in Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time (1979) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 221 
    July 12, 2010
    Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy during the Reagan administration, part of America’s trade problem is that we tend to trade with other nations in a fashion where our exports are not value-added goods. Too often, as with China and other nations, we excel in exporting things like scrap metal, wheat, soybeans, rice, cotton, corn, hides and skins, and waste paper.
    July 11, 2010
  • You've got to be optimist to be a Democrat, and you've got to be a humorist to stay one.
  • --- Will Rogers, Good Gulf radio show (24 June 1934)

    July 10, 2010

    Friedrich List, a German economist who lived in America for several years and wrote The National System of Political Economy in 1841.  Before he died in 1846 he said, “The power of producing wealth is infinitely more important than the wealth itself.” I would add that through ownership of American companies, American production and American manufacturing, we as a nation retain the power to create that wealth. 
    This is the NYS Petitioning Period.  I am taking a long break to focus on talking to voters. See you soon.
    Thursday, June 10, 2010

    “Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world’s ills - against misery, against ignorance, or injustice and violence. Yet many of the world’s great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man. A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the Earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France. It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32-year-old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal. ‘Give me a place to stand,’ said Archimedes, ‘and I will move the world.’ These men moved the world, and so can we all.”

    --- Robert F. Kennedy

    RFK is one of my heros; I am sure if her were alive he would be disappointed over our current condition in America and we would demand that we all take our part in creating solutons --- Greg

    June 9, 2010
    Well, all I know is what I read in the papers. --- WIll Rogers, The New York Times (30 September 1923) This became a remark Rogers often used in his public appearances.
    June 8, 2010 
    You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. --- WIll Rogers, The New York Times (31 August 1924)
    June 7, 2010
    Heroing is one of the shortest-lived professions there is. --- WIll Rogers, The New York Times (15 February 1925)
    June 6, 2010
    An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out. --- WIll Rogers,  As quoted in Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time (1979) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 258
    June 5, 2010

    There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. Wikiquote-logo.svg QOTD 2007·11·04 Sound file --- Will Rogers, As quoted in Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time (1979) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 524

    June 4, 2010
    Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate; now what's going to happen to us with both a Senate and a House? --- Will Rogers,  As quoted in Dreams Come Due : Government and Economics as If Freedom Mattered (1986) by John Galt, p. 235
    June 3, 2010
    What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds. --- Will Rogers,  As quoted in Creative Leadership : Mining the Gold in Your Workforce (1998) by A. S. Migs Damiani, p. 168
    Thursday, May 27, 2010
    When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.--Edmund Burke (b: 1729, d: 1797, He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries)
    This is the time to organize to rebuild America.  Economic cycles can not be avoided but they can be shortened.  Bad government players come and go but the goal is to get them out as fast as possible; I support Recall Elections to throw out bad politicians.  --- Greg
    Thursday, May 20, 2010

    A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation. --- James Freeman Clarke

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010
    "THE LONG ISLAND SKYWAY" --- the double-decking of the Long Island Expressway --- part of the transportation section of my plan for NYS Economic Development --- Greg
    Thursday, May 13, 2010

    Response to

    Off The Reservation: Law of the Land

    By Jed Morey on May 12th, 2010

    Kevin Law, the outgoing president and chief executive of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), has been chosen to lead the Long Island Association (LIA) in the wake of Matt Crosson’s departure. The lackluster performance of the LIA in recent years presents a challenge to the talented Law, but he is uniquely qualified to run the Island’s largest representative organization. Talent alone, however, won’t revive this body......


    The LIA was so hopelessly political I quit years ago.  I was responsible for a growing manufacturing specialty group while the leader of the group had quit de facto.  Thereafter, they gave the leadership of the group to "a friend of theirs" and so I quit.  The LIA became like government where performance is not rewarded and talk substitutes for results.  The manufacturing specialty group collapsed largely because there are talkers and there are do-ers and when the results of the once growing group ceased then all of the do-ers quit.  Of course, a group of only talkers is a recipe for lost membership and implosion.

    I do not believe that Kevin Law was a results producer a LIPA --- certainly he did not lower rates.  LIPA has a responsibility to the PUBLIC that should supersede its compulsion to charge among the highest rates in the nation.  The Public Service Commission (PSC) has similarly failed the public by not providing the proper oversight of LIPA.  The Legislature and the Governor have failed the public for not providing the proper oversight of the PSC.  ALL of the aforementioned have a duty to lower rates and promote GREEN power --- have any of them done their jobs on energy?

    The sad truth is that with our Long Island advantages in research, geology, shoreline, meteorology, and more, only a master LIAR or IDIOT could have possibly produced as poor a result for Long Islanders as the LIPA “leaders” have done for years.  The have fooled the people for so long to think that high rates were unavoidable.  They propose off-shore windmills to be provided by Florida Power and Light.  They have made little effort to empower a decentralized GREEN alternative energy plan, to suggest the proper technologies, or suggest the proper zoning and legislation to empower extreme rate cuts.  They have harmed our economy with high rates --- contributing to our high business costs and business exodus on a grand scale.  In short they have harmed our way of life with their “piggish planning”.

    The truth is those LIPA “leaders” bankrupted LIPA!   However, we, the citizen-creditors of LIPA are unable to pull the plug on them because they exhort from us every month by threatening to pull the plug.  Can you imagine a bankrupt business being able to demand MORE credit from their creditors FOREVER?  What a disgusting little shakedown they have going and I intend to stop it!

    In the hands of a "talker", I can't see LIA regaining any popularity.  For now, I would rather see a grubby handed “do-er” in a t-shirt run LIPA and the LIA than any flashy show-off with polished nails and an expensive haircut who fills an empty suit and wastes our time, attention, and opportunities!

    Greg Fischer, Candidate for NYS Senate, District 1, Eastern Long Island, c/o Friends of Greg Fischer, P.O. Box 285, Calverton, NY 11933-0285, Fax: 631-727-9638,, http;//www.VoteForGreg.US


    Saturday & Sunday, May 1 & 2, 2010

    We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. --- Plato

    Friday, April 30, 2010
    Meeting to paste up 3 to 5 new issues of my Suffolk COUNTYWIDE newspaper.
    Meeting at 10 am tomorrow Saturday to 12 noon (perhaps later). Bring articles you want published. Cold Spring Harbor (just outside Huntington village, following Main Street --- email for details).
    I am FIXING the 4th Branch of Government (the press) by getting YOUR ISSUES heard!  
    Spread this around!
    Greg Fischer, Publisher, The Political Patriot
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010
    Unthinking Respect for Authority is the Greatest Enemy of Truth. --- Albert Einstein
    Monday, April 26, 2010
    Are you going to the 4th Annual DC Rally? Be part of the Nation's MOST IMPORTANT Family Rights Event; with a special memorial for Senator Nancy Schaefer and her husband.
    Weekend, April 24 & 25, 2010
    Thank you to the New York State Libertarian Party for allowing me to speak at the convention today (Saturday). Thank you to the Suffolk County Libertarians for making me the OFFICIAL CANDIDATE FOR NYS SENATE District 1 (Eastern Long Island). You have my promise to be the people's voice, to cut back on government and taxes, to fight for justice and liberty, and work toward economic development and more jobs.
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010
    My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. ---  A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. ---  Thomas Jefferson
    The FED just created a couple Trillion more ... this is not good.  Money poorly spent by government creates economic ruin. --- Greg
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010
    Commenting on the past is not leadership. Political leadership comes when you gather the will of the people and take one step forward to begin to walk with them down the correct path. --- Greg Fischer (2007)
    Monday, April 19, 2010
    "The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil ..." – Plato
    Weekend, April 17 & 18, 2010
    Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. --- General Norman Schwarzkopf

    We don't want our kids to be sheep; we want out kids to be shepherds. To be a the best of leaders you need to be such an experienced follower that you can assemble your skills from the best of the leaders that you have studied or even followed. --- Greg 
    Friday, April 16, 2010
    Thank you in advance. Please know what the Liberty Candidates Money Bomb is about: it helps good candidates (that are screened by THE PEOPLE) to bring the message of LIBERTY to the platforms of the major parties. Without a LIBERTY message (1.) the parties act as the "unions for the incumbents", (2.) the major parties operate in collusion without a democratic process, and (3.) the people's rights evaporate in a backroom deal. Again, thank you for helping me spread the message of LIBERTY; I promise you my loyalty and relentless "true representation" of YOU.
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 --- TAX DAY (yuck)
    If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep.  --- Will Rogers

    When there's a single thief, it's robbery.  When there are a thousand thieves, it's taxation.  --- Vanya Cohen
    America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.  --- Laurence J. Peter
    The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.  --- Ronald Reagan
    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 
    The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests.  An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.  --- Woodrow Wilson

    It is time for us to take our governmet back from special interests that are operating as hijackers of the political parties and democracy; if your representative has not been acting as a leader you must vote for the opponent without waiver!  --- Greg
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010
    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. --- Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein, and other brainy scientists, usually know more about simple common sense than about the sciences they are expert at. - Greg 
    Monday, April 12, 2010
    The average college student spends more on alcohol than text books.  Not shocking when there has been no focus on turning young people into inspired leaders and prosperous achievers.  I promise to change the leadership paradigm so more of us act as leaders and INSPIRE (to literally breath life into) a more prosperous future for our kids (for my 4 kids, my 2 quasi-step kids, their peers who MUST rise with them, and of cours YOUR kids).  --- Greg
    Weekend, April 10 & 11, 2010
    "Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" --- Abraham Lincoln
    How can anyone say enough great things about Lincoln.  Although he presided over the Civil War, the bloodiest of American wars, he was constantly quoted as a healer and as an advocate for a strong American union; what a great irony.  Who was this man that would seek peace and healing and speek to create a future of American greatness while faced with the daily horror of a war fought by American patriots on both sides? - Greg
    Friday, April 9, 2010
    But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings." --- Franklin D. Roosevelt. 
    Franklin was labeled "a traitor to his class" however few leaders have shown themselves as true patriots to "WE" in the majority --- WE are the working class Americans.  He posessed a deep understanding of economics and he created practical economic solutions, incentives, recovery plans, and protections for working people.  I promise to return us to this way of leadership. - Greg
    Thursday, April 8, 2010
    Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. --- Theodore Roosevelt. 
    Theodore was a great leader, inspirational, strong, a hero and a true patriot.  He was a complex leader; he was a sportsmen and believed in hunting while at the same time he PRESERVED a lot of American wilderness for future generations.  This quote reflects ability to view issues in a wholistic manner - Greg