Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Attend Gen Mem Meeting Tomorrow! Plum Creek Presentation

Plum Creek Timber Company’s development plans are fast becoming a heated controversy in our community. County Commissioner Mike Byerly is vehemently opposed to Plum Creek and is trying to defeat its plans for development in the eastern portion of Alachua County. This is the opportunity to learn the facts: Who is Plum Creek? What is their goal? How will it benefit Alachua County and the surrounding area? Attend the General Membership meeting tomorrow, Saturday, July 26, 10:00 AM for the facts as we are happy to host Plum Creek’s Rose Fagler for a presentation and answers to your questions.

Could this be  Agenda 21 vs Plum Creek?  Attend and find out.

Should private property rights be thrown under the bus? You decide!

When: Saturday July 26 2014. 10:00 AM
Location: Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

DON’T MISS IT!

Friday Night Event

July 23, 2014 by  
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FRIDAY NIGHT JULY 25th at Countryside Baptist Church

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Join Glenn Beck Tonight

July 22, 2014 by  
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TONIGHT-  Please join Glenn Beck and the best minds in the country for this Stop Common Core “interactive experience where theater goers will work with experts like Michelle Malkin, David Barton and others in pursuit of real, tangible strategies to wake up our friends and neighbors and make our voices heard. This isn’t an evening about observing, it’s a chance to learn, share and engage with people as frustrated and motivated as you are.” The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition has been privileged to be involved in developing the action plan.  Please click HERE for theater locations and to buy tickets.

 

One way to further influence our elected officials, especially Governor Scott, and to counter the deceptive, taxpayer funded use of campaign materials saying Florida is out of Common Core is take pictures of yourselves holding this sign filled in with the correct designation (PARENT, GRANDPARENT, TEACHER, STUDENT, BUSINESS OWNER):

Karen R. Effrem, MD

President – Education Liberty Watch

Executive Director of the Florida Stop Common Core Coalition, Inc.

www.FLStopCCCoalition.org

www.EdLibertyWatch.org

888-376-5550 (office)

763-458-7119 (cell)

 

Letter Urges President Obama to be More Transparent

Remember when Barack Obama promised his administration would be the most transparent in history?  Sadly, this has not been the case.  In reality it has been just the oppisite.  Finally journalists other than Fox News are speaking out about the secrecy and outright censorship of the Obama regime.

On July 8th the Society of Professional Journalists sent a letter to President Obama calling him out on the lack of transparency of his administration.  It was signed by four members of SPJ including David Cuillier its president, as well as thirty five others in the field of journalism.  While this letter may be an example of too little to late, it just might be an indication of the growing frustration with this president by those who were once his most rabid supporters.  Me thinks the Pied Piper is out of tune!

You may read the full letter here:  http://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=1253

SPJ in the news: White House letter reaches its destination and then some [updated]

Related video – Obama: “This Is The Most Transparent Administration In History”

Attend This COMMON CORE Presentation

July 9, 2014 by  
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Don’t forget to attend this presentation on Tuesday July 15th. You’ve heard about it all over the media, now it’s time to get educated and up to speed about the next BIG Federal grab.

Common Core-

COME ONE! COME ALL!

June 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Defense, Hot Topics, Press Releases

Join us as Concerned Veterans For America honors our area veterans. This is a wonderful time to spend with those who have stood in harm’s way to protect our freedoms. Bring your family and friends but, most importantly, bring a veteran!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hegseth On Shinseki’s Resignation: This Is Only The Beginning

Around noon today, May 30th, Pete Hegseth, CEO of Conservative Veterans for America, issued a press release on the resignation of VA chief, Gen. Eric Shinseki:

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2014
Media Contact: Emily Laird | elaird@cv4a.org | 571.302.0973

 

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Hegseth On Shinseki’s Resignation: This Is Only The Beginning

“We need both reform and a reformer.”

 Arlington, Va. – In an historic move, President Obama accepted the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Sec. Eric Shinseki, following evidence of widespread patient backlogs and alleged cover-ups by administrators throughout the VA healthcare system.

Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) was the first veterans organization to call for Secretary Shinseki to step down, doing so over a year ago. CVA was recently joined by The American Legion—the nation’s largest veterans group—in calling for Shinseki’s resignation.

Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, issued the following statement:

“Concerned Veterans for America fully supports President Obama’s decision to accept Sec. Shinseki’s resignation. More importantly, we emphasize that it doesn’t solve the widespread, systemic problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. In fact, this is only the beginning. We need both reforms and a reformer, which is why it’s essential for Congress to pass systemic reforms at VA in the coming weeks and months, bringing real accountability, transparency, and choice to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The government is failing our veterans; it’s time to get to work fixing VA.”

 To schedule a TV interview with Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, or other CVA experts, please email booking@guestbooker.com.

For more information, contact Emily Laird at 571.302.0973 or email elaird@cv4a.org.

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Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.

Redskins Fire Back Against Harry Reid, Senators on Name Change

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The Washington Redskins took on Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Friday, telling Majority Leader Harry Reid that his efforts to orchestrate a campaign to force a team name change were misguided and failed to recognize the name’s “deep and personal meaning.”

“I hope you will attend one of our home games, where you would witness first-hand that the Washington Redskins are a positive, unifying force for our community in a city and region that is divided on so many levels,” team President Bruce Allen wrote Mr. Reid  Read more at:  washingtontimes.com.

Click here to view Allen‘s letter to Reid (pdf)

40 Veterans Die at Phoenix VA | Time to Demand Accountability

New Video from Concerned Veterans for America: “Demand Accountability”

Video Highlights The Dysfunctional VA Healthcare System And Calls On Harry Reid To Support The VA Management Accountability Act

Arlington, Va. ­– Concerned Veterans for America today released a new web video, “Demand Accountability,” as part of its ongoing VA Accountability project, which calls for reform of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and supports the VA Management Accountability Act—a bill that gives the Secretary of Veterans Affairs the power to hold managers accountable for their performance—both positively and negatively.

“Demand Accountability,” which focuses on the VA healthcare system’s culture of dysfunction, highlights the recent news that 40 vets’ deaths have been linked to long wait times for care at the Phoenix VA and points out the large cash bonuses VA administrators around the country received even after overseeing hospitals where severe mismanagement exposed veterans to health risks and in some cases even led to their deaths. The video also calls on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to support the VA Management Accountability Act.

Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, issued the following statement:

“Just yesterday The American Legion called for the resignation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki—action we fully support and called for at CVA a year ago. But replacing Shinseki won’t actually lead to reform unless the next VA secretary is empowered to hold managers and administrators accountable for their poor performance. That’s why the VA Management Accountability Act is so important; it equips VA leaders with the tools necessary for meaningful reform.”

For more information:  Concerned Veterans for AmericaVA Accountability Project.

To schedule a TV interview Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, or other CVA experts, please email booking@guestbooker.com.

For more information, contact Emily Laird at 571.302.0973 or email elaird@cv4a.org.

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Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.

Amy Kremer has Resigned From Tea Party Express

‘I’ve wanted to move in a different direction for a while,’ Kremer says

Earlier today, I learned in an email that my friend Amy Kremer has resigned from Tea Party Express.  She has been in the Tea Party/Conservative movement since day one and Chairman of TPE for quite some time.  It didn’t take very long after the initial shock wore off for my excitement to build as I realized that she must be headed for new challenges in the effort to save our republic.  From Amy’s Facebook page:

Friends, I resigned from Tea Party Express. I wanted to share the news with you!

Louisville, KY – Amy Kremer announced today her resignation as Chairman of the Tea Party Express, effective immediately:

“This has been a really difficult decision for me, but the time has come for me to leave Tea Party Express. I’ve wanted to move in a different direction for a while, but also wanted to make sure that any change I make was also a positive change for the conservative movement.

“So as we move into this election cycle, I think the time is right.

“As one of the only remaining members of the original tour, Tea Party Express has been a huge part of my life and I am proud of the historic work we accomplished – like partnering with CNN to host the first ever Tea Party Presidential Debate and electing conservatives such as Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz to Congress.

“The past 5 years of working with the conservative grassroots movement has been the most meaningful of my life. As one of the original founders of the modern day tea party movement, I am humbled by the community of activists who have built it. I’ve very grateful to the many people I’ve met and worked with along the way.

“While I can’t give the specifics yet, my new projects will keep me working in that movement. While I may no longer be on a bus, I will definitely be on the ground, continuing my work in the movement and for the conservative cause. I’m excited about engaging in competitive Senate primaries and supporting fiscal conservatives in the coming weeks.”

In an article that appeared on CNN’s PoliticalTicker blog published shortly after Kremer’s Facebook post, some of the specifics about her future were revealed.  Mitch McConnell can’t be too pleased.  Hint: I don’t think it’s a coincidence that she made her announcement from Kentucky.  Read the piece on PoliticalTicker.com here.

Speaking Truth to Power – The Black Conservatives Fund

On Monday, April 14th former ACORN whistleblower and True the Vote spokesperson Anita Moncrief announced the launching of a new PAC, The Black Conservatives Fund:

“I am proud to be on the board of a new PAC, The Black Conservative Fund. BCF will support black conservative and Republican candidates. We are also focusing on education, training, challenging race baiters/hustlers and working together to improve our communities.

“Our website http://blackconservativesfund.com is live and our proud board members are: Ken Blackwell, CL Bryant, Sonnie Johnson, Erik Rush, Kevin Daniels, Princella Smith, KCarl Smith, Alfonzo Rachel, Ron Miller, myself and others.”

 

The press release announcing the launch stated the following:  Black Conservatives Fund is committed to supporting black conservatives who are dedicated to spreading the message of limited government and traditional values. The organization will support candidates through direct contributions in addition to web, TV, and radio advertisements, conducting get-out-the-vote drives, and funding other activities that BCF endorsed candidates may need.  “All across America, black conservatives are running for office in record numbers.  The lock that the liberals have held on the black vote is slowly but surely breaking,” said Anita Moncrief, a founding member of BCF’s board of advisors.  You may find the complete press release here.

The BCF came out slugging and wasted no time announcing that the first two candidates it is supporting are T. W. Shannon, running for Congress from Oklahoma, and Mia Love, running a second campaign for Congress from Utah.

BCF on Facebook:  facebook.com/BlackConservativesFund.  Twitter  hash tag #SayItLoud.

 

 

IRS Announces Postponement of Anti-Speech Regulation Due to Record Number of Comments

Published on Apr 4, 2014

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen announced at the National Press Club on Tuesday, that the IRS has postponed a proposed rule change that would have banned all political speech in 501(c)(4) groups. The IRS received more than 150,000 citizen comments, far more than on any previous proposed rule change. It is interesting to note that Koskinen’s announcement consisted of about three paragraphs of an hour-long speech. This clip contains the portion of Commissioner Koskinen’s speech that deals with this issue.

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The complete press release from Senator Cruz:

Sen. Cruz: Americans Are Making DC Listen

IRS announces record number of comments for anti-speech regulation

April 3, 2014

(202) 228-7561

WASHINGTON, DC -– U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s remarks at the National Press Club on Tuesday.

“When Americans speak up, it makes a difference,” said Sen. Cruz. “A record number of Americans spoke out against a regulation being considered by the IRS to stifle free speech of 501(c)(4) political groups. As a result, it is unlikely those rules will be implemented this year. This is a substantial victory for the grassroots and should serve as motivation to continue pressuring the IRS to drop the rule completely.”

Specifically, Koskinen said:

Another recommendation by the IG was that the Treasury Department and the IRS should provide clearer guidance on how to assess the permissibility of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations’ activities. So last November, Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations that are designed to clarify the extent to which a 501(c)(4) organization can engage in political activity without endangering its tax-exempt status.

While I was not involved in the issuance of this draft proposal, because it happened before I was confirmed as Commissioner, I believe it is extremely important to make this area of regulation as clear as possible. Not only does that help the IRS properly enforce the law, but clearer regulations will also give a better roadmap to applicants, and will help those that already have 501(c)(4) status properly administer their organizations without unnecessary fears of losing their tax-exempt status.

During the comment period, which ended in February, we received more than 150,000 comments. That’s a record for an IRS rulemaking comment period. In fact, if you take all the comments on all Treasury and IRS draft proposals over the last seven years and double that number, you come close to the number of comments we are now beginning to review and analyze. It’s going to take us a while to sort through all those comments, hold a public hearing, possibly repropose a draft regulation and get more public comments. This means that it is unlikely we will be able to complete this process before the end of the year (Bold emphasis, mine – A.D.B.).

The complete video of his remarks is available here. The relevant portion of the clip may be found at 16:50:

Obama Administration Will Allow More Time to Enroll in Health Care on Federal Marketplace

Duh…  Did anyone really think they wouldn’t come up with something?  Remember, this is the most transparent administration ever.

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline.
Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension.

Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.

The rules, which will apply to the federal exchanges operating in three dozen states, will essentially create a large loophole even as White House officials have repeatedly said that the March 31 deadline was firm. The extra time will not technically alter the deadline but will create a broad new category of people eligible for what’s known as a special enrollment period.   Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Alan Grayson Under Investigation for Domestic Violence

Attribution: twitchy.com

Florida Democrat Alan Grayson is under investigation for domestic violence according to a statement from Capt. Angelo Nieves of Florida’s Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Along with submitting pictures which reportedly support the allegations, Grayson’s wife also alleges that Grayson told her he would leave her “In the gutter” with nothing in the presence of the couple’s young children.

Grayson co-sponsored the 2013 re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

Grayson’s wife Lolita, who also recently filed for divorce, claiming their 24 year marriage is “irretrievably broken,” claims Congressman Grayson “pushed her against a door, causing her to fall to the ground, during a confrontation Saturday at their home on Oak Park Road.”  Read more at:  breitbart.com.

Related story: twitchy.com.

Heritage Conservative Policy Summit – Monday, Feb.10th

Watch Live

2014 is a crucial year for our country. This fall the American people will go to the polls and choose between two vastly different visions for the future. What the left offers is more of the same: managed decline and the further Europeanization of our country. Conservatives have a bold agenda that would restore economic vitality, renew the American Dream, and equip people to achieve happiness and prosperity. We’re highlighting that agenda on Monday, February 10th.

Former Senator Jim DeMint, Representative Matt Salmon, Representative Jim Jordan, Senator Ted Cruz, Representatives Tom Price and Phil Roe, Representative Jeb Hensarling, Representative Tom Graves, Senator Tim Scott, Representative Raul Labrador, Senator Mike Lee.  Download complete agenda.

Conservatives must lead through action. And we are. Heritage Action is bringing these leaders together on February 10. The Conservative Policy Summit highlights the bills they have introduced, showing Americans the winning conservative reform agenda.

You are invited to watch the Conservative Policy Summit live. Go to this page on Monday, February 10th:  Heritage Action Policy Summit.  If you’d like a reminder, sign up HERE, and we’ll send you an email when things get started.

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