Links To Visit – 01/24/10

PJTV – The Islamic Infiltration, Part 1: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets (Hat Tip: Pierre Legrand’s Pink Flamingo Bar)

SFGate – Missing Fremont couple are found safe (Hat Tip: Bookworm Room)

Mudville Gazette – Turning to Yemen

Mudville Gazette – Everyone gets a Fifth

Bob McCarty Writes – Terror, Travesty and Tales of Suppressed Evidence

Los Angeles Times – Independents are calling the electoral shots (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Politico – Axelrod: No W.H. shakeup (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

US-English.org – York Highway Department to Begin Posting Multilingual Signs (Hat Tip: Carolyn Cooke)

Bob McCarty Writes – Double-Standard at Saint Louis University?

Gateway Pundit – White House Officials Saved or Created 3 Different Bogus Stories on Job Creation

Gateway Pundit – Robert Gibbs on Scott Brown’s Win: “More People Voted to Express Support for Barack Obama Than to Oppose Him” (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Found: Ellie Light’s Facebook Page

Gateway Pundit – Bin Laden Claims Responsibility For Airline Bomb Attempt on Christmas Day

Gateway Pundit – Obama on Scott Brown’s Win: “I Have to Admit, We Ran Into a Buzz Saw This Week” (Video)

Fox News – Scientists Create ‘Frankenstorm’ Model

Fox News – Wal-Mart Cuts About 11,200 Sam’s Club Staffers


Titus to Drop Out on Monday

By: Chuck Muth
Nevada News and Views

Titus to Drop Out on Monday

No, silly. Not Democrat Congresswoman Dina Titus. GOP U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Robin Titus, the first casualty of the “Money Primary.”

Sources close to the campaign say Titus – who has earned a great deal of respect as a thoughtful, serious conservative candidate over the last few months – will announce her withdrawal from the U.S. Senate campaign and throw her support behind fellow conservative Republican candidate Sue Lowden.

With any luck, Dr. Titus will now consider challenging moderate state Assemblyman Tom Grady, who earned one of the worst conservative ratings of all GOP legislators in the 2009 session.

Lord knows Republicans could use more substantive conservative members such as Dr. Titus in the lower house during the upcoming 2011 session when the billion dollars worth of tax hikes passed this year will come back up for renewal.


Reagan Biographer to Keynote Reagan Birthday Party Celebration in Vegas on February 6th

By: Chuck Muth
Reagan Legacy Project

Citizen Outreach Foundation will kick off its Reagan Legacy Project – an effort to name a major landmark in the state of Nevada before what would have been President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday next year – at a birthday party/reception at the M Resort in Las Vegas on February 6, 2010.

The event is being co-hosted by former Ambassador Sig Rogich and Nevada Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio.

The VIP keynote speaker will be Craig Shirley, author of Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America which was published last October.

Shirley is President and CEO of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, the public relations, marketing, and government affairs firm he originally founded in 1984.

The firm has become internationally recognized over the years among public opinion leaders and the national media with clients such as the Allied Pilots Association, Crown Publishing, Northpoint Technology, Simon and Schuster Publishing, Westinghouse, the Orphan Foundation of America, Freedom Alliance, Center for Individual Freedom, defense contractors, utility companies, and a host of other corporate, trade and issue concerns.

Mr. Shirley has been professionally involved in American politics and government for almost three decades. He has worked in government and on campaigns at the congressional, gubernatorial, and presidential levels.

A graduate of Springfield College, Mr. Shirley’s fields of specialization include strategic public relations, crisis management, marketing, and government affairs, as well as political consulting and government affairs. He was honored as the school’s “Outstanding Alumnus of 2005.”

Mr. Shirley is also the bestselling author of Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All. The book, which analyzes Ronald Reagan’s pivotal 1976 presidential campaign, was released by Nelson Current Publishing in January 2005.

Favorable reviews of the book appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and The Weekly Standard among dozens of others. Reagan’s Revolution also scored a spot on The Washington Post’s bestsellers list. A documentary based on the book is currently in production.

In Rendezvous with Destiny, Shirley tells the tale of Reagan’s triumph. By tracing the path from Reagan’s defeat on the convention floor in 1976 to his ultimate victory on election night in 1980, Shirley shows in gripping detail how Reagan’s unshakeable hopefulness and conservative convictions led to a most unlikely presidency.

Shirley explores the Gipper’s underreported wilderness years (1976–79) and follows him as Reagan hones his message, assembles his team, and launches his bid for the White House amid the inflation crisis, the Panama Canal fight, and Jimmy Carter’s era of malaise.

In 1987, Mr. Shirley and David Keene formed Keene, Shirley & Associates, Inc. During the five year association, he tripled the billings for Keene, Shirley & Associates, ran a major advertising and public relations campaign supporting President Bush and Operation Desert Storm, successfully represented the Embassy of the State of Kuwait, and was placed in charge of public relations for an international conference on democracy hosted in Prague by President Vaclav Havel of then Czechoslovakia.

In 1992, Mr. Shirley re-opened Craig Shirley & Associates. In addition to working with a host of political, corporate, and trade concerns, Mr. Shirley served as an informal advisor to the 1996 campaign of Republican Presidential nominee Sen. Bob Dole.

In 2000, the firm provided in-kind support to the presidential campaign of then Governor George W. Bush as well as the Florida recount. In that same year, Craig Shirley & Associates became Shirley & Banister Public Affairs with the promotion of Diana Banister from vice president to partner.

Mr. Shirley’s past efforts include the Fund for America’s Future, the political action committee of Vice President George Bush. Mr. Shirley worked closely with the future President George W. Bush, organizing conservative support for his father’s 1988 presidential bid.

During the 1984 campaign, he was the Director of Communications for the National Conservative Political Action Committee, America’s largest independent political committee, which spent over $14 million on behalf of President Reagan’s re-election.

As Communications Advisor to the Republican National Committee in 1982, Mr. Shirley traveled across the country advising dozens of campaigns and state committees on public relations, political advertising, and campaign strategy.

In 198l, Shirley served as an account executive with a major New York advertising firm. There he managed and supervised agency programs for the New York Racing Association and other high profile clients.

In 1980, he directed the Fund for a Conservative Majority’s $750,000 independent expenditure campaign in support of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign.

In 1978, Mr. Shirley served as press secretary to U.S. Senator Gordon Humphrey on his upset win in New Hampshire and came with the Senator to Washington, D.C. to serve on his Capitol Hill staff.

Mr. Shirley is a frequently sought-after commentator and speaker by the national media on politics, ideology, and Washington and has appeared on national television including C-SPAN, CNBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, FOX News Channel and others. Mr. Shirley also lectures at various seminars and has contributed articles to numerous publications including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, USA Weekend, Campaigns and Elections, The Weekly Standard, Conservative Digest, and Insight Magazine.

Tickets to the February 6 Ronald Reagan Birthday Party & Reception at the M Resort with Mr. Shirley are $99 per person. To purchase tickets online or get additional information, go to www.ReaganLegacyProject.com or RSVP to Karri Bragg at (702) 481-0674.


Nevada News & Views – January 23, 2010

By: Chuck Muth
Nevada News and Views


  • Tarkanian: Vigilance Required in Defending 2nd Amendment (Danny Tarkanian) – You don’t have to be a Constitutional scholar to know that the Second Amendment to the Constitution isn’t ambiguous – any more than freedom of speech or the right to assemble. The words are written clearly for all to see, in the Bill of Rights. Yet it never ceases to amaze me how enemies of freedom in the guise of societal do-gooders want to pretend that the words don’t exist.
  • More Whine From the Bellyache Brigade (Chuck Muth) – UNLV workers and students continue to send emails moaning and groaning about how bad their lives are because almost all Nevada state employees have been given one-day-a-month furloughs rather than laying off a bunch on the non-essential ones.
  • Unemployment Rose to 13 Percent in December (Phillip Moyer/Nevada News Bureau) – Nevada’s unemployment rate rose to 13 percent this December, according to a press release from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
  • Do You Have a “Right” to Medical Care? (Paul Jacob) – For years, politicians and activists have declared that we have a right to medical care. This assertion serves as the moral force behind those pushing for nationalized, universal health care legislation. But can medical care really be a basic right? Well, it’s nowhere to be found in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Should it be?
  • Congress Continues to Spend the Nation into Oblivion (Dr. Tom Coburn) – Hoping you will not notice, Congress is preparing to raise the national debt limit by nearly two trillion dollars, allowing itself to continue an out of control spending spree.

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