Once Upon A Time

There was a Republican legislator in Michigan. He wasn’t a remarkably conservative man, and to-be-sure not particularly interested in the…

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Taking It Back

One of the most compelling curiosities of Michigan politics is the 11th congressional district. In the 2012 election cycle, a…

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Do you stand?

I just wanted to follow up on a post that I made about a week ago regarding the disrespectful manner…

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Those email and direct mail solicitations – trust but verify

One of the more annoying parts of the political business is getting 6-7 emails a day from different groups asking for money. I’ve long given my opinion about donating to the NRSC or NRCC for various reasons. While I don’t donate to them at all, at least they spend their money on actual elections.

I got this one email the other day from something calling itself “Conservative Campaign Committee” claiming to be a Ted Cruz supporting PAC. I get about 3 emails a day from this group. I then saw the address from California. Why the hell would a Ted Cruz PAC be headquartered in California? 

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Part Time Legislature Forum March 1st

PTL - Yes! LogoJoin The Committee to Restore Michigan’s Part-Time Legislature in Traverse City on March 1, 2014.

Where:

Streeters Center, Garfield Ave Traverse City, MI <– Click for map and/or directions

When:

March 1st 1PM – 3PM

Who:

The Committee to Restore Michigan’s Part-Time Legislature Chairman; Norm Kammeraad, Chief Operating Officer; Randy Bishop, and Board Member/Adviser; Dave Agema will speak on the the effort to put this issue on Michigan’s Nov. 2014 general election state-wide ballot. Other elected representatives and candidates for public office will be on hand as well.

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RNC: Another Romney? Really?

Nearly 40 years ago, in the wake of Watergate, Ronald Reagan said the following words to discouraged members of the Conservative Political Action Conference: “A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.”

They rang true then, and now, as history repeats itself so-called “moderate” Republicans pushing its members to abandon their conservative values.

Please remember them and uphold the values of our last true conservative President by electing another true conservative, Mary Sears, as the new national committeewoman of the Michigan Republican Party.

Don’t be fooled by the other candidates, who, spawned by financially and politically powerful dynasties, hide behind the Republican Party banner while secretly maneuvering to push forward their dangerous liberal agendas with a little help from their friends—friends who have used their Republican Party connections to bring corruption and financial ruin to the doorsteps of Michigan taxpayers from Detroit to Flint to Lansing and in between.

A Ronna Kahn Sears

Left to Right: Little Ronna, Sandra Kahn and Mary Sears

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Northern Michigan Shake Up

Challenging the Republican in the 107th District is Lee Chatfield, who decries incumbent Frank Foster’s votes to expand welfare, (medicaid expansion) Common Core, and an effort to amend the Elliott-Larsen [Civil Rights] Act.”

He might add to this; Cronyism and constituency rewards.

Below is a video of Lee Chatfield speaking in Petoskey. More information on his candidacy can be found at Izzy’s WatchDog Wire column.

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The Only One

homer-constThe Michigan congressional delegation Republicans had the right idea with regard to Roll Call 61.

Except for Michigan’s very own captain courageous, Dave Camp.  Camp along with 27 other GOP congressional critters carried the water for Democrats and Barack Obama.

Maybe he was confused by the title of the bill that raised the debt ceiling?  Only in government, can a bill with the title:

To designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the “Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center”

be used to continue out of control spending by an unaccountable administration that needs to have its criminal leadership removed, not rewarded with more resources.

Going forward in Michigan’s 4ths congressional district, there IS another choice.

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37th District Slaughter

BLOODyMichigan’s 37th Senate District race promises to turn out like one of those movies Mommy didn’t let you watch as a kid.

The poll paints Wayne Schmidt as an undesirable Republican candidate for the 37th district seat.  The poll of 599 likely Republican primary voters who were reached last Monday, February 10, said no to the big spender by more than 20 points, even WITH the MOE. (Margin Of Error of 4.0%) Maybe its something about Schmidt’s willingness to expand government into places where it ought not go?  Maybe its his Welfare expansion vote?  Maybe its his affinity to give Southern Michigan more tax dollars?

But ..wow

Greg MacMaster……………….41.57% (249)
Wayne Schmidt………………..17.36% (104)
Undecided……………………41.07% (246)
Total………………………100.00% (599)

Of course polling is only a snapshot in time, but the advantages of incumbency no longer exist, AND something else revealed itself in the polling done by the MacMaster campaign. One of the largest blocks of voters has Schmidt getting an electoral intent wedgie at about the margin of error.

Grand Traverse County (Schmidt’s home turf) favors MacMaster 34% 29%

Continued below the fold

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Dangerous Indeed

If, after reading the previous article by Mr. Heine, any of the Bay County Commissioners could still affirm the dangerous lifestyle of Sodom, we would know there is at least one more formerly ‘traditional’  community that has lost its way.County Commission 2013

We are being told that Today at 4 p.m.,  those Bay County Commissioners will be considering passage of an ordinance banning discrimination of LGBT workers in Bay County with a public hearing.  Actual voting on the controversial issue will not happen until March 11.

And even though there have been no reported incidents of this type of discrimination, it is being pushed through by those with an agenda of self destructive behavior. It’s one more opportunity for this lifestyle to be ‘in our face’ and promoted as ‘normal’ civilized behavior, to grow the ranks of those who participate in an unhealthy paradigm.

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Following The Path Of Ezekiel

The normal course of action for a pandemic is to mobilize medical resources in order to learn, as quickly as possible, as much as can be learned about the disease, specifically including source of infection and method of transmission. Until this information is learned, the victims are sometimes isolated from the rest of society as a reliable way to contain the outbreak, until either a cure or vaccine is developed. Even if a cure or vaccine isn’t yet available, the knowledge regarding infection source and transmission is made public as soon as it’s known, and widely circulated, so that others who aren’t infected can take appropriate precautions.

But what happens when both the principal source of infection and the principal method of transmission for a global pandemic are known to be directly linked to a lifestyle choice that is a political hot-button issue? Does elected leadership still speak the truth, so that those at risk can know the facts and adjust their lifestyle accordingly, or do they put reelection concerns above all else, bury their heads in the sand, and publicly chastise any of their own who dare speak the truth in public on the record?

Patriot Call

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