NEWS AND NOTICES:
It really is a great old party. In keeping with the season, the New York Young Republicans will host a heavy-hitting reunion this weekend at an undisclosed location in Manhattan.
“We will hold our 110th annual gala, as we have done during all major world events, including world wars and COVID-19, since our founding,” advises the organization – incorporated in 1911 – Inside the Beltway in a press release.
Saturday’s black-tie event features an open bar, past hors d’oeuvres, a sumptuous sit-down meal and a spectacular guest list. The official hosts of the evening are Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneGeorgia Republican, Donald J. Trump Jr. and Jack Posobiec, editor of Human Events. The toastmaster of the evening is Andrew Giuliani Jr. And yes, his father and former mayor of New York Rudolph W. Giuliani is also on the celebrity guest list.
The long list of 40 “special guests” for the event is indeed long. In no particular order, it includes steve bannon and Steve Corteselder advisers President Donald Trump; Rep-elected George Santos from New York ; Founder of the Veritas Project James O’Keefe; Fox News Contributors Deroy Murdock and Marc Pepper; former New England Patriots defensive end Jacques Bequette; political adviser Peter Roger; entrepreneur and founder of Blackwater Eric Prince; a host of notable foreign dignitaries and members of the European Parliament – well, you get the idea.
Dinner guests will hear from top national speakers, mingle with special guests and “discuss opportunities for advancing our mission,” organizers said.
Its substantial mission statement — in place for more than 70 years — is to “promote and uphold the principles of the Republican Party” and “resist and expose political corruption,” among other things.
Coming next month from Regnery Publishing: “In Defense of the Second Amendment” by Larry Correia.
“Bringing with him the hands-on experience that comes from owning a high-end gun store – largely catering to law enforcement, and as a competitive shooter and self-defense trainer, l author blasts the emotionally charged, logicless rhetoric of gun control zealots who turn every ‘mass shooting’ into a mad call to violate your rights, abuse the Constitution — and do nothing to really fight crime,” the editor says in advance notes.
Mr. Correia also deploys “logic, reason, and constitutional support in this urgent and vitally important guide to the 2nd Amendment.”
Among his main points, according to Regnery: why “gun-free” zones are more dangerous for law-abiding citizens and “red flag” laws don’t work; and how the Second Amendment “in effect includes your right to own an AR-15”.
The book arrives January 24.
ALE TO CHEFS
It’s one of Capitol Hill’s most unique competitions. That would be the annual “Hill Staff Home-brew Competition,” which indeed includes eligible congressional legislative staff and federal employees who brew their own beer and enjoy a little competition.
The winners of this unique beer fight have been revealed by Julia Herz, executive director of the American Homebrewers Association. “It’s exciting to see the Capitol Hill community embracing the ingredients of bipartisanship, beer and friendly competition,” Ms. Herz said in a statement to Inside the Beltway.
So without further ado, here are the awards and winners – and the lawmakers they work for:
Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Champion, Best of Show: “Stuck In Committee”, a strong bitter brewed by Joshua Sizemorewhich comes from Sen’s office. Steve DainesMontana Republican.
Second place: “Hot Toddy Ale”, a seasonal winter beer brewed by Molly Ryanfrom the office of the Sen. Susan CollinsRepublican of Maine.
Third place: “Santos L. Halper”, a strong Belgian dark beer brewed by Nathan James of the Congressional Research Service.
Organizers tell Inside the Beltway that ‘participating congressional offices’ also included brew-minded folks from the House Majority Leader’s offices. Steny H. Hoyersen. Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska; and representatives. Count BlumenauerOregon Democrat; Rodney Davis, Republican of Illinois; and Mike KellyPennsylvania Republican.
ONE FOR THE NURSERY
President of the Catholic League Bill Donohue reveals that a tried, true, and traditional Christmas greeting has its place in the Big Apple.
“The Catholic League has erected a life-size nativity scene in Central Park, on public land across from the Plaza Hotel, between 58th and 59th Streets on 5th Avenue. We received a permit from the New York City Department of Parks, as we have for decades,” Donohue said in a statement to Inside the Beltway.
“There are no Santa Clauses, reindeer, Jack Frosts or any other secular symbols surrounding our religious exhibit. We don’t need them. Why? Because Central Park is a public forum, a place open to all ideas, concerts, art exhibitions, etc. So the government can’t stop us from building our crèche,” Mr. Donohue observed.
“So why do some say that religious symbols can only be displayed on public property if they are accompanied by secular symbols? They wouldn’t be correct if they were referring to a public forum, but they would be correct if they were referring to a sample of public land near a municipal building, like a city hall,” he said. for follow-up.
“The difference here is that it could be argued that the proximity of religious symbols to a municipal entity could be interpreted as government sanction of religion. This argument cannot reasonably be made if the land is a public forum. Practicing Christians, Jews and others need to understand the difference in order to avoid unnecessary trouble,” Donohue said.
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SURVEY OF THE DAY
• 68% of American adults agree that “there is more commonality among the American people than the media and political leaders show.”
• 67% agree that “people are always capable of changing for the better”.
• 66% agree that “politicians should put aside their differences and compromise”.
• 56% agree that “most people try to do the right thing”.
• 55% agree that “it is not difficult to be friends with someone whose political opinions are different from their own”.
• 52% agree that “our society has a responsibility to take care of those in need”.
• 51% agree that “our country would be stronger if people respected authority and followed the rules”.
SOURCE: A Public Agenda/Ipsos poll of 2,219 American adults conducted August 24-26 and released Tuesday.
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