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Thursday, November 03, 2005


Nothing is going on in November. And I'm only half saying that because it's Nov.3rd, I'm just getting the calendar up and some of the best events of the month were on Nov.1 and 2. Get your events in at nycevents at gmail.com. This list is looking mighty sparse.

November 7, 2005, 7:00pm: Federalist Society Immigration Debate. Does Our Immigration Policy Hurt the War on Terror? Tamar Jacoby of the Manhattan Institute & Marti Dinerstein of the Center for Immigration Studies will square off. Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street. There will be a reception before the debate. Free.

November 8, 2005: ELECTION DAY. Get out and vote.

November 9, 2005, 7:00pm: US Senate Candidate John Spencer will speak at the November meeting of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club. He is an ex-mayor of the overwhelmingly Democrat city of Yonkers. As Mayor, he took a stagnant city in decline and changed its image to a city of progress. He revitalized the waterfront, cut taxes and improved services - all while standing up for conservative principles including his pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-growth, pro-2nd Amendment, and anti-illegal immigration positions.

November 10, 2005, 7:30pm: Meeting of the NY Young Republican Club (the independent one). Special Speaker in honor of Veterans Day, we will be joined by Dr. Joseph Skelly, who recently returned from serving a year in Iraq. As Sergeant Skelly in the 411th Civil Affairs Reserve Battalion in support of the First Infantry Division in Baquba, Skelly was awarded the Bronze Star this past summer. His account of the Iraqi elections can be seen at http://411ca.org/skelly_nro_1.htm.
In his civilian life, Dr. Skelly is an assistant Professor of History at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, a true American Patriot and a hero. Our featured speaker will be Alan Skorski, author of the new book "...Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears and Deceives" Alan Skorski has researched the facts regarding the allegations in Franken's last two books, monitored his daily radio show, spoken with people cited and referenced in Franken's books, and exchanged approximately 30 e-mails with Franken in order to provide readers with an accurate insight into how Franken thinks and operates. What Skorski finds is something very different from what Franken claims, and he concludes that, unlike many of the petty "lies" Franken writes about in his books, ...Pants on Fire reveals that Franken himself regularly lies, smears, and distorts what others say and do, ultimately discrediting himself as a "truth teller." You can purchase a copy of the book in advance at Amazon.com, although we will be selling copies for the signing. Place: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club, 283 Lexington Ave (bet 36th & 37th St), 2nd Floor. Admission: Members - FREE, Non Members - $5, F/T Students - $2. After-politics Socializing: We always head out for drinks after the meeting, so please join us. Margarita Murphy's, 591 Third Ave. Between 38th and 39th streets

November 10, 2005, 8:00pm: General Monthly Meeting of the Log Cabin Republicans at 3 W. 51st Street.

November 10, 2005, 6:30pm: The Metropolitan Republican Club First Thursday/Election Victories Party. No this is not a typo....we are having are First Thursday social on the 10th to celebrate our Election Day victories. Please be sure to mark your calendars for the second Thursday in November. $10 For members, $15 For Non-members and guests. Food and refreshments will be served. Met Club--122 East 83rd Street.

November 16, 2005, 5:30pm: The Media and the 05 Elections: Join The Politicker, Gotham Gazette, and the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy in a conversation about the role of the media in the 2005 New York City elections. Featuring a roundtable discussion with: Patrick Healy, The New York Times, Evelyn Hernandez, El Diario, Jonathan Mandell, Gotham Gazette, Andrea Batista Schlesinger, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, Ben Smith, The Politicker. To RSVP, please email dmi@drummajorinstitute.org or call 212.909.9663. The Tank @ chashama, 208 West 37th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. To get to The Tank by subway take the 1, 9, B, D, F, V, N, Q, R, W A,C, or E trains to 34th Street.

November 17, 2005, The New York Young Republican Club (state-party affiliated one) will be meeting at the Harvard Club, 27 West 44th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues. (NOTE the location change) The meeting will start promptly at 7pm. Our featured speaker will be New York State gubernatorial candidate William Weld. We encourage all Republicans ages 18-40 to attend. Business attire required.

Nov. 18, 2005, 6:30pm: (seating starts at 6): A rare Republican Riot starring The NY Post's Robert George and a visiting Julia Gorin (fresh from her comedic spread in December's "Penthouse") from Las Vegas. Special Guests: Dave Rosner "U.S. Marine Veteran, Comedian, Jew" and Greg Banks "the only gay Republican comic willing to admit it" Don't Tell Mama Cabaret, 343 W. 46th St. (between 8th & 9th Avenues). Reservations (call after 4pm): 212-757-0788 $10 cover (again, those shysters accept only cash)

November 21, 2005, 6:30pm Prompt
(Free and open to the public - Reception to follow) The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation Present a debate Porn in the Age of Instant Access: What are the social effects of fast, cheap & stigma-free viewing? Featuring Nick Gillespie Editor, Reason Magazine, Rachel Kramer Bussel Columnist Village Voice & Penthouse, Pamela Paul author Pornified & The Starter Marriage, Ben Shapiro author Porn Generation. Moderator Brooke Gladstone NPR’s On The Media. The Internet and digital cable have allowed the purchasing and viewing of pornography to become easier than ever. While porn consumers can now easily keep their interests private, the porn producers has become more public and corporate. The U.S. porn industry now generates $12 billion annually: more than the combined revenues of the major television networks. What are the culture effects of this mainstreaming? Can and should there be a political response to these trends? The Graduate Center The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York (Corner of 34th Street & 5th Avenue).

November 30, 2005, 7:30pm: The Columbia Conservatives of Columbia University are hosting John Ashcroft, the former Senator, Governor, and Attorney General of the United States at 7:30pm. Location is the Roone Auditorium-Lerner Hall-115th & Broadway. It is right off the 1/9 subway line. Please RSVP at ashcroftcu@gmail.com with: Subject: RSVP Your name