Thursday, April 17, 2014

General Membership Meeting TOMORROW Night!

April 16, 2014 by  
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Because many of you have asked about having a meeting in the evening our April meeting will be tomorrow, THURSDAY, April 17, at 6:30 PM. We are excited to offer this opportunity to those of you who find it difficult to attend on Saturday mornings.

For our speaker we are happy to present

LISA CARTER

Former Maine State Legislator and host of the television show Maine Matters, a television show dedicated to educating the public on political legislation and how it might personally affect them. She is currently President of Hampden Association of Landowners, a non-profit group whose mission is fighting for private property rights and repealing Agenda 21 ordinances and Comprehensive Plans. She is also a property rights lobbyist in the state of Maine as well as Executive Consultant for the Maine Recreational Motor Sports Association, a group of Maine Recreational Businesses dedicated to protecting their businesses by fighting anti-business legislation.

BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

When: Thursday, April 17, 6:30 PM
Location: Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

SEE YOU THERE!

General Membership Meeting, Thursday, April 17!

April 14, 2014 by  
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Because many of you have asked about having a meeting in the evening our April meeting will be this THURSDAY, April 17, at 6:30 PM. We are excited to offer this opportunity to those of you who find it difficult to attend on Saturday mornings.

For our speaker we are happy to present

LISA CARTER

Former Maine State Legislator and host of the television show Maine Matters, a television show dedicated to educating the public on political legislation and how it might personally affect them. She is currently President of Hampden Association of Landowners, a non-profit group whose mission is fighting for private property rights and repealing Agenda 21 ordinances and Comprehensive Plans. She is also a property rights lobbyist in the state of Maine as well as Executive Consultant for the Maine Recreational Motor Sports Association, a group of Maine Recreational Businesses dedicated to protecting their businesses by fighting anti-business legislation.  


MARK YOUR CALENDARS and PLAN TO ATTEND!

When: Thursday, April 17, 6:30 PM
Location: Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

SEE YOU THERE!

BLM Withdrawal A Sham

April 14, 2014 by  
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“To put it bluntly, the people are being hoodwinked into believing that the  situation is being resolved. It is not. It is a strategic de-escalation to fool  the public.”
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/04/investigator-blms-standoff-bundy-ranch-surrender-strategic-de-escalation-hoodwink-people/#Irx8CGJ4qtYGOriJ.99

General Membership Meeting, THURSDAY, April 17

April 11, 2014 by  
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Because many of you have asked about having a meeting in the evening our April meeting will be on THURSDAY, April 17, at 6:30 PM. We are excited to offer this opportunity to those of you who find it difficult to attend on Saturday mornings and we plan to present our usual agenda of dynamic speakers, action items and political candidates. More details will follow but for now MARK YOUR CALENDARS and PLAN TO ATTEND!

When: Thursday, April 17, 6:30 PM
Location: Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

SEE YOU THERE!

Gainesville Residents: VOTE TODAY!

April 8, 2014 by  
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Gainesville residents TAKE ACTION! Today is a very important election day. Make sure you vote so your voice is heard! Your vote has the most impact at the local level and it is important that city of Gainesville voters take the time to elect the candidate they want to guide our community. THE COMMISSIONERS ARE SPENDING YOUR MONEY! The ballot box is the way to tell them what you want! There are clear differences between the candidates. ANNIE ORLANDO is a fiscal conservative who advocates for a smaller responsive government that is held accountable to all the citizens.  HELEN WARREN is an environmental activist who believes the city is on the correct path with biomass, bicycle paths and mass transit trolley cars. You choose with your vote. So go on your lunch hour, add voting to your workout schedule or stop on your way home from work or errands but get to the polls!

GO TO THE POLLS TODAY AND VOTE!

The Daily Caller Calls It!

March 31, 2014 by  
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We can make the November 2014 elections a major factor in reclaiming our country and bringing our government back to the confines of the Constitution.

“Perhaps no other person has spent more time within the conservative movement and  guided its development than Richard Viguerie.”

“He defines conservatives  by their desire “to go back to a government  that lives within the constitution — that does limit the power and scope  of government.” In his book, Viguerie argues that liberal Democrats are not the real  adversaries of small-government inclined conservatives, but it’s establishment  Republicans — like John Boehner — who are capable of pushing through government expansion,  hurting the party at the polls.”

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/30/richard-viguerie-our-true-opponents-are-mitch-mcconnell-john-boehner/#ixzz2xXwFAthc

The End of an Error

March 13, 2014 by  
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By: Alan Berkelhammer.  The opinions expressed in this piece are solely my own.

Gainesville City Commission Elections, Tuesday, March 11, 2014

District Three:  In Tuesday’s Gainesville’s City Council elections, the uber-progressive incumbent, Susan Bottcher, was defeated by a margin of 53% to 47% by conservative business owner and political newcomer, Craig Carter.  I believe the voters of District Three expressed their disgust with the biomass plant, GRU’s bringing its rate payers the highest electric bills in the state, an anti-business attitude and an unrealistic view of what transit should look like in the City of Gainesville.

Alachua County residents (you can’t separate city and county when it comes to transportation) want good roads, roads with smooth surfaces and enough lanes to move freely to their jobs, schools and wherever they want to go and on their own schedules, without bureaucrats dictating what’s best for them.  Sure, there’s a need for buses, bicycles and pedestrian sidewalks in appropriate places, but not to the detriment of citizens’ preferred mode of transportation, their cars.  Sorry Susan, the people have spoken – that’s just the way it is.  And trying to sugar coat (disguise) Bus Rapid Transit by calling it Express Park and Ride is not only a charade, it is condescending and indicates a disdain for the voters.

In a May, 2013 poll in the Gainesville Sun asked: “Do you support the decision to narrow NW Eighth Ave.,” the answer was a resounding NO by a margin of 682 to 65. Less than nine percent of the respondents wanted NW Eighth Ave. narrowed. But the progressives on the commission stubbornly marched forward with their agenda.

According to WUFT, after the election Ms. Bottcher said that: “The broader message that I brought forth did not get communicated.”  I disagree; I believe it was communicated and the voters strongly rejected it.

 

District Two:  This one is short and sweet.

Incumbent Todd Chase received a comfortable 57% of the vote to retain his seat.  Obviously he communicated his message to the voters as well, but in this case, they liked it.  I guess there’s something to be said for fiscal responsibility, living within your means and accountability.  I’m sure Todd’s mom, may she rest in peace, is very proud of her son, indeed.

 

At Large Seat Two:  The race included five candidates.  Two political newcomers, Helen Warren and Annie Orlando will face off in a runoff on April 8th.  Both are Democrats but much of their similarity seems to end there.

While liberal on social issues, Ms. Orlando is a long time local business owner and is much more conservative/moderate on others.  For example, she is vehemently opposed to the biomass plant.  Orlando has been endorsed by the Builders Association of  North Central Florida (BANCF), the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Gator Lodge 67, Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors, IAFF Local 2157  Gainesville Professional Firefighters and the Suwannee – St. Johns Group Sierra Club .

 

Warren’s campaign website is a poster board of utopian jargon.  It contains buzz words pushing sustainability, environmental and social justice issues, and of course incentives (code word for crony capitalism using your money).  Some say that you can judge a person by the company she keeps.  Is it true that you can judge candidates by their donors?  Well, Warren’s donor list seems to be a Who’s Who of local progressives.  According to the Gainesville Sun: “… Some contributors include current city commissioners Lauren Poe and Susan Bottcher, former Mayor Craig Lowe, former city commissioners Jack Donovan and Warren Nielsen, County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson, former city and county commissioner Paula DeLaney and former Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee Chairman Jon Reiskind…”

A New Third Party: Can It Really Happen?

March 3, 2014 by  
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Do our freedom loving citizens have the political will to form a new party? Do they have the strength of purpose to carry it out? Can it be done? These are important questions and this article is an important analysis.

“An adage says that history repeats itself.  One party transitioning into another — that is what needs to occur today — that is the history that needs to be repeated.  Conservatives today can do the same as our forbearers — unite, network with other people and organizations, and form a new, dominant political party.”

“The transition of the Whig Party into the Republican Party provides a model to follow and a successful, workable solution to the political turmoil of today.  Whigs together with representatives of other parties agreed that one unified front was crucial to the fight, and thus founded the Republican Party.”

“There now is a window of opportunity between elections for conservatives to begin the process of forming a strong, viable, new political party.  This moment in time is shortly after the 2013 elections, before the 2014 midterm elections, and well before the 2016 presidential election.  It is before annual conservative conferences that provide the opportunity for necessary discussions and meetings to occur.’

“Today, Republicans, Reagan Democrats, Tea Partiers, Libertarians, Independents, and discouraged declined-to-voters can unify to form a new party.  By reaching out to all comers — then and now — the new party draws from a much larger base by which to become the dominant party.  Conservatives have sufficient numbers to form a new, dominant political party, according to polling data.”

The sooner efforts are begun on forming a new political party, the more likely liberty will be restored in America.”

Full article…http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/transitioning_to_a_new_political_party.html

Charlie Crist: A True Racist

February 27, 2014 by  
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From Alfonzo Rachel from ZoNation-watch the entire video..it really sums up Charlie Crist (and the true liberal view of Tea Party and minorities)! Thank you, Alfonzo!

 

Election Actions! Get Involved!

February 20, 2014 by  
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In our ongoing Election Actions! to be involved with candidates across the country we need to help Virginia remove incumbent Congressman Eric Cantor who is being challenged by Dave Brat, a candidate who aligns himself with tea party values.
From Tea Party leadership in Virginia:
“Eric Cantor is being challenged in the Va 7th District, and we have a good shot at getting rid of him. The challenger is Dave Brat. He is a Tea Party guy who has a great background and is beginning to attract financial backing from wealthy donors. You can find out more about Dave here. We have begun to attract serious national attention. We have been in Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, National Review Online, and will be doing a Breitbart interview soon.
It’s ‘do-or-die’ time. Cantor is a progressive. All grassroots in Virginia know this, but many in the GOP don’t. Only we can stop him by bombarding the Virginia 7th district!

Here’s how you can help:
1.       DONATE! at www.davebratforcongress.com. NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL!  Please donate today and get all the grassroots in your state to give! Get the word out!
2.       Publicize this race! Newspapers, TV, your web pages, Facebook, Twitter, whatever. Turn this into ‘Tea Party vs the failed leadership of Cantor.’ He’s wrong on Obamacare, amnesty, deficit spending, etc. We’re losing under Cantor. Dave Brat is the solution.
3.       Provide boots on the ground, arrange with us to do phone banking, coordinate with us to do a mailer, etc. We need a maximum effort & you can help no matter where you live. Go full-throttle campaign mode!

I really feel we must pitch in now. A strong pushback vs. Cantor will stop him! Defeating him is highly possible and would send shockwaves all across the political spectrum!

Let’s go defeat progressive Eric Cantor!”

Wonder How Some People Could Vote for Obama? Twice?

One in Four Americans Unaware that Earth Circles Sun

So, if twenty six percent of the American population doesn’t know that the earth revolves around the sun, then how can we expect them to make intelligent decisions at the polls?  I think that’s a no-brainer – literally!  From Breitbart.com:

(AFP)—Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.

The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.

Nine questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score — 6.5 correct — was barely a passing grade.

Just 74 percent of respondents knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun, according to the results released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago.  Continue reading at:  breitbart.com.

Climb on Board

Will Obamacare sink the insurance companies and lead us to single-payer?

Attribution: Eric Allie, Cagle Cartoons, Furious Diaper

GRU CUSTOMERS: IMPORTANT MEETING TONIGHT!

February 5, 2014 by  
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Thanks to the valiant efforts of a dedicated group of citizen activists an INDEPENDENT Special External Audit of GRU is being discussed tonight, February 6, at 6:30 at City Hall in downtown Gainesville. MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND! It is very important that the auditorium be filled with ratepayers who want to hold GRU accountable for the irresponsible financial decisions made by the commission over the past few years. (Parking is free). Only by showing that the ratepayers demand this audit is there any chance that it will actually occur. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference! Please see the letter below.

Support an audit!
Please join me and other fed-up citizens at City Hall on Thursday @ 6:30 pm in the auditorium to support a desperately needed external special audit of Gainesville Regional Utilities.
Properly designed special audits are necessary to gather information about past decisions that cannot be obtained any other way.
Unfortunately, several anti-progressive machine politicians on the Gainesville City Commission  ­— those who have been responsible for bringing Gainesville the highest electric rates in the state, who are wrecking our environment and who continue to call out-of-state and overseas wood-burning energy speculators their “partners” ­— do not want a special audit.
Expect excuses like “too expensive,” “fishing expedition,” or “it’s time to move forward,” or, if those excuses don’t work, expect cynical efforts to limit the scope of the audit with arguments like “we need to concentrate only on what we can in advance guarantee will result immediately in identifiable reductions in electric bills.”

Cynical. Outrageous. Enough.

Ernesto Martinez,

Gainesville

Gainesville Commission Race: HELP Craig Carter!

January 28, 2014 by  
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City of Gainesville commission candidate CRAIG CARTER is running against incumbent commissioner Susan Bottcher, the same commissioner who supports higher GRU bills and narrowing streets like NW Eighth Avenue! CRAIG CARTER stands for responsible, responsive government and, WITH YOUR HELP, can win in March! A volunteer meeting is being held TONIGHT, Tuesday, January 28, at 7:00 PM. Even if you do not live in Gainesville or in Craig Carter’s district YOU CAN HELP! Plan to attend! Also see campaign events where you can make a difference: sign waving, talking to voters, get the message out to voters that they have a choice for good government – CRAIG CARTER!  Or go to his campaign website at www.votecraigcarter.com and donate a few dollars.  NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL! 

Friends!

We’re having our first all-volunteers meeting, tomorrow (Tues) night! We need YOUR help!!!!

 Come on out, hear how the campaign is going (great so far!) and hear the specific ways that you can get involved!

We need help — waving signs, making calls, walking neighborhoods — and helping to organize all of this activity!

Can’t wait to see you there!

 Tuesday, Jan 28

6PM-7PM

Craig and Michelle Carter’s House, 3829 NW 36th Street

Gainesville, FL 32605

(Off 39th Ave, just west of 34th St)

EVENTS THIS WEEK

 Walk Neighborhoods!  We have teams going out every day — Call Kathy at 352-258-3541

 Friday Sign-Waving!  4:30PM-5:30PM – Save the Date!  We’ll let you know the location later this week. Keep an eye out!!!!

 Craig Carter Campaign      www.votecraigcarter.com

General Membership Meeting, Saturday, January 18!

January 8, 2014 by  
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CALLING ALL PATRIOTS!

We are proud to announce as our speaker GARY BERNTSEN, Director of Concerned Veterans for America 

 Gary Berntsen is a decorated former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) career officer who served in the Directorate of Operations between October 1982 and June 2005. During his time at the CIA, he served as a CIA Station Chief on three separate occasions and led several of CIA’s most important counterterrorism deployments including the United States’ response to the East Africa Embassy bombings and the 9/11 attacks. In December 2001, Berntsen served as the Commander of all CIA forces in Eastern Afghanistan and led the agency’s Jawbreaker team in Tora Bora. He was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal in 2000 and the Intelligence Star in 2004. Mr. Berntsen is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to an amazingly well informed and dynamic speaker!

Time to jump in and get involved for 2014!

We have many opportunities to succeed at returning to a government that is not only limited but accountable to the citizens; however, nothing will happen unless we all step up to the plate and work hard. So plan to attend our first of the year General Membership meeting on Saturday, January 18. Bring a friend, bring your family!

BRING A VETERAN!

When: Saturday, January 18, 10:00 AM

Location: Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

BE THERE!

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