10/31/09

Engendering More Governmental Theft in California…

From: Moonbattery

Not content with the outrageous state income tax already levied on Californians, the state is imposing a 10% increase that is ‘technically’ not entitled a tax, that taxpayers will ‘supposedly’ get back in April. Theft by taxation is what I call it. From The Los Angeles Times:

Reporting from Los Angeles and Sacramento – Starting Sunday, cash-strapped California will dig deeper into the pocketbooks of wage earners — holding back 10% more than it already does in state income taxes just as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks into gear.

Technically, it’s not a tax increase, even though it may feel like one when your next paycheck arrives. As part of a bundle of budget patches adopted in the summer, the state is taking more money now in withholding, even though workers’ annual tax bills won’t change.

And more…

Think of it as a forced, interest-free loan: You’ll be repaid any extra withholding in April. Those who would receive a refund anyway will receive a larger one, and those who owe taxes will owe less.

But with rising gas costs, depressed home prices and double-digit unemployment, the state’s added reach into residents’ regular paycheck isn’t sitting well with many.

“The state’s suddenly slapping people upside the head,” said Mack Reed, 50, of Silver Lake. “It’s appalling how brash that is.”

I think Californians have just about had enough… Time for pitchforks me thinks… Throw all the buggers out of office and start over – as goes California, goes the nation.

10/31/09

World artist destroys his masterpiece portrait of Barack Obama

Recent facts about the National Endowment for the Arts has proven to be more than world artist Marc Rubin can take. To disagree with an American president is nothing new but finding out about subversive use of a public art foundation by the executive branch is anathema. Propaganda election art must be legally purchased from artists. Usage of funds from the NEA is a serious breach of U.S. law.

10/31/09

Yahoo in New York! Tea Party Express Celebrates Dede’s Drop

Tea Party Express Celebrates Withdrawal of Scozzafava from NY 23rd Congressional race.

(ON THE ROAD FROM WASHINGTON STATE) — GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava has dropped out of the New York 23rd Congressional race. The Tea Party Express had recently endorsed Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman, and supported his run for Congress with financial support and radio ad campaign.

“The GOP got this one wrong, plain and simple.” Said Mark Williams, Vice Chair of the Tea Party Express. “This new development shows that the Tea Party Movement is now coming into its own in terms of influence and relevance. We have said all along that our fight was over principles, not party affiliation. Conservative candidates like Hoffman have our support and we fully expect to see him take this congressional seat.”

The Tea Party Express is in the middle of its second national tour hosting Tea Party rallies across the country that encourage attendees to support conservative candidates for office.

Here was the ad Tea Party Express leaders produced earlier this week endorsing Hoffman and opposing the GOP’s candidate:

Press inquiries, please contact:

Levi Russell at 509.979.6615 or Levi@FrontlineStrat.com

For schedule details, please visit www.TeaPartyExpress.org

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UPDATE: Fox News – GOP UNITING BEHIND CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE IN N.Y. CONGRESSIONAL RACE AFTER GOP CANDIDATE DROPS OUT

From: Michelle Bachmann

It’s All Up to Hoffman Now

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann released the following statement today following press reports that Dede Scozzafava has dropped out off the special election in NY-23:

“First I want to thank Dede Scozzafava for her hard-fought campaign in this special election. And, I’d especially like to thank her for dropping out of this race for the good of the Party. I’m certain that it was not an easy decision for her to make, but it was the right one.

“I’d also like to urge anyone who can help Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in that race, to mobilize all their energy and resources to ensure Hoffman’s victory next Tuesday.

“The polls all show that Hoffman’s message of fiscal responsibility and conservatism are resonating strongly with the voters in that district. I am very hopeful that they will send him across the finish line in first place Tuesday night.”

For more information about Hoffman’s campaign, check out his website:
www.doughoffmanforcongress.com.

10/31/09

Hot from the Trail

Danny’s New Online Headquarters
As you may have seen, our campaign recently launched a new website – Tark2010.org. Take a few minutes and go check out the new site. Get up to date with the latest news on the race, watch are web videos and sign up for Team Tark.

Team Tark is the hub for our grassroots efforts. There you can connect with other members of the team, upload photos, videos, create events and find events in your area. We are going to win this race by working together and we need your help today.

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Reno Trip
Danny was in Reno last weekend for another successful trip. Danny spoke at The National Federation of Republican Assemblies Biannual National Convention held at the Atlantis Resort. In his speech Danny reiterated his opposition to Senator Reid’s plan for government managed health care. Harry Reid recently said on the floor of the Senate that his party’s health care bill will cost taxpayers $2 trillion dollars. As a fiscal conservative and someone with a common sense approach to solving problems, Danny understands that this legislation will saddle future generations of Americans with an even greater burden of debt.

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Still Leading Harry Reid
Every publicly released poll this year continues to show Danny leading Harry Reid. This is a great start but we must keep working and encouraging our friends and families to join the team. Please forward this email to five of your friends and family members. Also, please grab your rolodex and come on down to headquarters where we can make sure everyone is registered to vote. You can contact us at info@tark2010.org.

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Upcoming Events
Danny will be hosting a fundraising reception with his father, Coach Jerry “Tark the Shark” Tarkanian, former NBA superstar Larry Johnson, and other members of the 1990 UNLV National Champion Runnin’ Rebels Basketball Team. (More Details)

Danny will be in Carson City on Friday, November 13th. (Learn More)

Danny will be traveling to Hawthorne on Saturday, November 14th. (Learn More)

10/30/09

Important info on Fox News – RIGHT NOW!

Some breaking news – Fox News’s On The Record (with Jamie Colby filling in) has some stunning reports on the healthcare debate right now. Please tune in ASAP!

We are in Puyallup, Washington and it’s amazing. A crowd of thousands so big the fire marshall moved out part of the crowd. More people kept arriving and there is now a giant crowd inside and outside, and they are not letting anyone else into the venue.

Here’s a picture of just one tiny slice of the “inside” crowd here in Puyallup. You simply can’t imagine how many more are here inside beyond the frame of this picture and then the huge crowd outside. Our spreakers are going outside to address the overflow crowd outside.

P.S. We’ll keep updating our trip reports on the Tea Party Express II rallies at our blog – including going back and adding more details, pictures and news accounts of the rallies that have taken place over the past 4 days: http://teapartyexpressblog.blogspot.com/

Here’s a picture from our rally in the liberal San Francisco Bay Area that took place last night – posted on our blog:

10/30/09

Before you leave work today

TWO QUICK UPDATES BEFORE YOU HEAD HOME…

We just updated our Media page with the press stories about the Tea Party Express II: Countdown to Judgment Day national tour and rallies. You can see all the press pickups (current as of yesterday) on our Media Page – HERE.

Second, the New York Times is joining CNN, Fox News Channel and the Washington Times in covering this national Tea Party Express II tour. And with the increasing media coverage – and scrutiny – we are going to once again boost our advertising for our upcoming events. The reason: build bigger crowds, and generate more opposition to the Obama-Pelosi-Reid government-run healthcare plan.

If you support what we are doing and want to help us build the crowd sizes, and help us defeat the government-run healthcare plan – then please help us increase our push for the Tea Party Express as we cross the country for the next 14 days. You can make a contribution – HERE.

Or, you can mail in a contribution to our headquarters:

Our Country Deserves Better Committee
ATTN: Tea Party Project
770 L Street #1020
Sacramento, CA 95814

P.S. We’ll keep updating our trip reports on the Tea Party Express II rallies at our blog – including going back and adding more details, pictures and news accounts of the rallies that have taken place over the past 5 days: http://teapartyexpressblog.blogspot.com/

Here’s a picture from our rally in Medford, Oregon that took place last night and that we will be uploading to our blog:

10/30/09

News: Campaign to Defeat Healthcare Plan

Campaign to Defeat “Competitive Option” Healthcare Plan Unveiled

THOUSANDS OF LETTERS HEADING TO POLITICIANS

(ON THE ROAD IN CENTRAL OREGON) – Tea Party Express II: Countdown to Judgment Day (www.TeaPartyExpress.org) has launched a campaign during its national tour to defeat the “competitive option” (previously known as “public option” or “government-run”) healthcare plan.

At each of the Tea Party Express II rally stops, a table has been set up with paper and envelopes for rally attendees to write letters to their local members of the House and Senate – opposing the government-run healthcare plan. The letters are being collected at each rally and then hand delivered to the politicians directly.

The effort is being spearheaded by Tea Party Express tour participant, Amy Kremer, who has been a lead organizer in the tea party movement since it formed in February.

The Tea Party Express II is a 19-day, 7,000-mile journey across the country with a caravan of vehicles holding tea party rallies in 38 cities across America. The Tea Party Express is advocating for less government spending, an end to the bailouts, lower taxes, opposition to government-run healthcare and opposition to the growth in the size and intrusiveness of government in general.

Press Inquiries, please contact:

Levi Russell at 509.979.6615 or Levi@Frontlinestrat.com

For schedule details, please visit www.TeaPartyExpress.org

10/30/09

Nevada News & Views – October 30, 2009

By: Chuck Muth
Nevada News and Views

TODAY’S NN&V HEADLINES

  • Reid the Survivor? Don’t count out Nevada’s powerful Democrat (Mark Hemingway/National Review) – If you’ve been reading the papers lately you’ve probably concluded that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s political future doesn’t look good. The headlines speak for themselves: “Poll: Reid’s re-election numbers don’t add up”; “Harry Reid Seen Losing 2010 Reelection, Poll Shows”; “Senate Leader Harry Reid faces tough re-election” – just to name a few.
  • What’s driving Sen. Harry Reid on the public option? (Jon Ralston/Special to Politico) – I have been bemused the past few days observing the various Beltway Reidologists examine the motivations behind the Senate majority leader’s decision to send a public option to the floor.
  • Reid’s So-Called “Stimulus” Job Creation Overstated By “Thousands” (National Republican Senatorial Committee) – According to a report from the Associated Press today, recent White House data on the so-called “stimulus” bill that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) rammed through the Senate this year misled Americans with a gross overstatement of the actual jobs that would be created or saved by the controversial legislation.
  • Comprehensive List of All Tax Hikes in House ObamaCare Bill (Americans for Tax Reform) – Ryan Ellis of Americans for Tax Reform published the following list of tax hikes so far discovered in the 1,990-page House health care reform bill (HR 3962).
  • A Driver is a Driver is a Driver (Chuck Muth) – Representatives of FedEx and UPS squared off in what has been reported as their first head-to-head debate in New Mexico this week at an Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce meeting. The argument was over a bill pending Senate action which would put FedEx’s delivery drivers under the same U.S. labor law as all other delivery drivers in the United States.

Click here to read these stories at the Nevada News & Views site!

OTHER NEWS

  • Sebelius: Politico: Ensign Shunned by Ex-Staffers
  • Sun: Second staff member working on Gibbons’ reelection
  • RJ: Recession’s wrath: Consumers spend less, revenue plummets

Click here to read these stories at the Nevada News & Views site!

MUTH’S TRUTHS

  • New Feature: Starting this week Nancy Dallas, a longtime fixture of the northern Nevada political scene, will be conducting in-depth email interviews with candidates running for office next year. The first will be published this weekend featuring former Carson City Mayor Ray Masayko, who is running for the Capital State Senate seat currently held by term-limited Sen. Mark Amodei. In the wide-ranging interview, Masayko shares his views on the state “robbing” local jurisdictions, school choice, IFC, SAGE, the Missouri Plan, reapportionment, ballot initiatives, an open meeting law for the Legislature, health care, higher education and much, much more. Stay tuned.
  • You may recall that the Spelling Gurus over at Sweet Phoebe Purebread’s communications shop at the Nevada Democrat Party misspelled “bumper” as “bumber” in a headline in this week’s edition of their e-propaganda newsletter. Well, our publik sckool grads followed up that boner yesterday with an announcement of their new anti-GOP Halloween website. Get this: The clowns misspelled the URL for their own website! They had it down as www.spookypolicians.com – and anyone trying to link to it got lost in cyber-space. You go, Phoebe!
  • For the most part, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a disaster for both California and conservatives. But every now and then he does something to make us smile. “In a memo to Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano explaining why he was vetoing a bill by the San Francisco assemblyman,” writes Allysia Finley of Political Diary, “the governor spelled out ‘f— you”’ using the first letter of each line along the left margin.” Now that’s funny.
  • Our good friend Lt. Col. Allen West “retired from the army in 2004 after a distinguished 20-years-plus career that included a number of honors, the Bronze Star among them. He has served in several combat zones, including Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was battalion commander for the Army’s 4th Infantry Division.” LTC West also served in Afghanistan and gives some informed, first-hand advice on what needs to happen there in an 8-minute CBN interview HERE. Oh, he’s also a Republican running for Congress in Florida next year.

CALENDAR

  • November 3: Nevada Republican Assembly meeting at 7:00 pm at the Dominion Life main room (formerly Airport Christian Fellowship) in Reno. Visitors are always welcome! For more information, visit www.NVRA.com
  • November 6: First Friday Happy Hour Brewhaha at Stoney’s in Las Vegas from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. FREE….but you must RSVP to firstfriday@citizenoutreach.com to get in for the 2-1 drink specials. Visit www.firstfridaynevada.com
  • November 6: First Friday Happy Hour RENO! From 5:30-8:00 pm at the Sapphire Lounge at Harrah’s Downtown Reno. Co-sponsored by the Nevada Federation of Young Republicans. 2 for 1 drinks and food specials. For more information, call Paul Jackson at 775-351-7549.
  • November 10: FREE Kids Happy Hour and Deck Party at Joe’s Crab Shack in Green Valley from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Playground, clown and $2 kids meals (with paid adult entrée). Special invited guest: GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Montandon. RSVP to karri@citizenoutreach.com
  • November 10: North Valley’s Republican Women meet at 6:00 pm. Hobey’s Casino on Sun Valley Blvd. in Sun Valley. For more information, please call Vicky Maltman, President at 775-673-3231 or email northvalleysrw@live.com
  • November 10: Incline Village-Crystal Bay Republican Women monthly meeting at 11:30 am at The Chateau. Cost is $25.00. Please RSVP to Kathy Congistre at kathicon@sbcglobal.net or call 831-4360.
  • November 11: Sparks Republican Women meet at 6:00 pm at the Red Hawk Event Center in Wingfield Springs. Laura Wood, Jen Stovall, and Sean Cary, Young Republicans, will speak on their trip to Washington, DC. Cost of the dinner is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non- members. For reservations please call Mike Hules 354-1135 or nvjazzbo@att.net
  • November 12: The Republican Women of Reno host a Fundraiser Benefit for Reno’s Veteran Guest House from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Siena Hotel and Casino downstairs in the Enoteca Wine Cellar and Tasting Bar. Cost is $28.00 per person. Please call for Reservations by Sunday, November 8th. 1-866-806-5501.
  • November 18: Washoe Republican Women hold their monthly luncheon meeting at the Atlantis Casino Hotel. Registration is at 11:30 am. Luncheon at 12:00. The price is $20.00 with reservations and $25.00 for walk-ins. To RSVP, please call Sandi Smith at 757-0228 or email sandysreno@aol.com. State Senator Mark Amodei will be the featured speaker
  • November 20: Young Republicans of Northern Nevada meeting at the Li’l Wal from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. For more information go to info@nvyoungrepublicans.com
  • November 24: Mt. Rose Republican Women monthly meeting at 5:30 pm. To RSVP, please e-mail MtRoseRW@gmail.com
  • December 4: First Friday Happy Hour Brewhaha and CHRISTMAS (not “Holiday”) Party in Las Vegas. Tentative invited VIP guests include Nevada Congressman Dean Heller and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Visit www.FirstFridayNevada.com
  • January 8: First Friday Happy Hour Brewhaha (we know, a week late – need to let people recover from their New Year’s Eve parties!). Visit www.FirstFridayNevada.com
  • February 5: First Friday Happy Hour Brewhaha. Visit www.FirstFridayNevada.com
  • February 6: Citizen Outreach’s “Reagan Tribute” in Las Vegas. Details to come.
  • May 12-13: Conservative Leadership Conference in Las Vegas co-hosted by Citizen Outreach and Americans for Tax Reform. Details to follow.

FAMOUS LAST WORDS

“The Washington Post’s WhoRunsGov.com Web site reports that an internal list from Democratic Whip James Clyburn’s office shows that 47 out of 256 House Democrats are ‘no’ votes for the Pelosi plan. Another eight are leaning ‘no’ and a dozen are undecided. That leaves Ms. Pelosi almost 20 votes short of a majority, at least until her famous arm-twisting and offering of ‘incentives’ (sticks and carrots) kicks in.” – John Fund, Political Diary, 10/29/09