Tuesday, February 24, 2015
C.J. Pearson, a middle school student in Georgia, has become an viral sensation after releasing a YouTube video Saturday that defends Rudy Giuliani and argues President Obama’s stance on Islamic extremism is evidence he doesn’t love America.
Jeb Bush Hires Openly Gay, Christian and Conservative Bashing Communications Director For Presidential Run
|Sharon Wise, Ronna Romney McDaniel and Linda Lee Tarver|
Many names of women in the Republican Party have been thrown around by many on Social Media. including Lt. Gov Brian Calley's wife - Julie Calley, former candidate for Michigan Republican Chair - Kim Shmina, former candidate for Vice-Chair Marian Sheridian, former National Committeewoman and former U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land as well as many others.
There is a big push to nominate Upper Peninsula conservative activist Mary Sears by some. Mary holds the same conservative and fiscal values as Dave Agema and see her at the female version of Agema.
In reality the National Committee woman will probably be more in line with Ronna Romney McDaniel and a long term Republican Party activist.
If I were to place bets my best guesses for the National Committee Woman would be one of the following, Betsy Devos - who has become an advocate for gay marriage especialy since her husband's right hand man Greg McNeilly married his long time boyfriend, Sharon Wise- the former Vice Chair of the Michigan Republican Party or Linda Lee Tarver - the former Ethnic Vice-Chair who would add more diversity to the National Committee.
My bet is that the position goes to Linda Lee Tarver.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Kim Shmina did ask me to remove this post because she doesn't want to be negative. IDK, I'll think about it. I'm putting this out in a humorous context, and am not holding any ill will. Just know that it is NOT coming from the Shmina's--this is entirely my own jest and I take full responsibility for it personally.
Todd and I remain good friends. We did talk things over and I understand 80% of his reasoning on this decision. I do hope that he'll take the time to get to know Kim & Michael more as they are really good people, and I think everyone involved in the various campaigns can agree that we've grown as a movement from our collective experiences in all that has transpired over these recent weeks. Oh, and the snickers bar is kind of an inside joke--they don't let him have a lunch break in his schedule in the legislature.
I must say I've always been nervous about the MIGOP chair position going to anyone connected to the Romney political machine, only because of our past experiences in 2012. My biggest beef was what the Romney team came up with for RNC rule changes which were pushed through completely fraudulently--they actually kidnapped Morton Blackwell, the RNC Committeeman from Virginia, along with his whole state's delegation trapping them on a bus so that he couldn't introduce the minority report opposing the rule changes. Michigan's liberty delegates were the backup plan & when they tried to make the motion to introduce the minority report, Romney's supporters got right up behind the delegate and started screaming "USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!" at the top of their lungs deliberately for the purpose of drowning out his voice so nobody could hear him make his motion from the microphone. Then John Boehener read pre-scripted vote results straight off a teleprompter which had been typed up before the vote even happened--and there was no vote count at all. It was downright shameful.
I've seen youtube videos of convention fraud all across the country, and I know it's all true because I've seen it here in Michigan. My county followed the rules but shut us out nevertheless. Without being a delegate that year, I still attended the Cobo convention as a volunteer usher, where I was left out in the hall with all the Ron Paul delegates who were not allowed inside because their name wasn't on the list. Through this experience I met a great friend from Genesee county who was among those disenfranchised by criminal election fraud committed by some of our former party leaders. While justice wasn't served and the appropriate criminal charges were never filed, we have at least had a change of leadership and those known to be responsible for such acts are no longer in charge.
Looking back on it now, if it hadn't happened the vote count in that convention cycle would have been only slightly different and would not have impacted the final outcome, except that I would never have had the opportunity to meet so many new friends along the way. Perhaps the time has come to put the past behind us and move on---although moving on does include the need for us to repair the rule changes, and strengthen them with a system of checks and balances this party is currently lacking.
I have not actually met Ronna McDaniel personally. I wanted to shake her hand at the convention but we were so busy I never had a chance. I do think it is unfair to judge a person according to who their family is. Perhaps she is a better person than all of what we experienced among the supporters of her uncle. I probably wouldn't have been as concerned if she had gone by the Ronna McDaniel name. She chooses to associate with the Romney's by emphasizing her maiden name as her middle name in a way that most people do not. That does bother me a little bit, but I did hear just yesterday that when she tried leaving off Romney from her name, she took slack from people saying she needed it in there. It must be an awkward position to get those sorts of gripes both ways as she can't please everyone.
When Mitt announced that he is not running in 2016, this did go a long way to reduce my fears of what could happen.
Another factor was when Ronna selected Jeff Sakwa as co-chair. I really do think he'll help provide some balance and keep things in check. I've met Sakwa before and I think he's a pretty decent guy. He is strong in opposing any retaliatory acts from state party when they don't get what they want out of the counties. I think that in and of itself is huge. We don't agree on everything of course--certainly not forign policy as we debated about those topics a year or two ago. But we aren't sending him to congress. At the time it was MSU's board, now it's MIGOP co-chair. Our areas of disagreement are mostly irrelevant to these positions anyway. So there's no point in arguing.
The results of this convention are what they are. Everyone involved in every campaign has learned and grown a lot in this convention cycle. Much has been discovered and we are all better positioned to do great things leading into 2016.
Now it is simply time we laugh things off and work together moving forward.
PS: On a side note, I have only heard positive things about Norm's running mate, Marian Sheridan. I don't know her personally, but given the rumors people have been spreading about me and Norm I just wanted to say that Marian isn't any part of that riff and by all accounts I've heard, a good strong conservative.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
1st Congressional District constituent Priscilla Miller stated on her Facebook page "Interesting!! I would love to see one of the Pencils passed out at last night's Michigan State GOP Convention. They just happened to list the names of ALL the candidates who won seats in the 1st Congressional District! Especially, since no 'Slates' of candidates running, were allowed! I for one do not believe in 'coincidence'!"
Antrim County Chair Trucker Randy Bishop, responded "the ENTIRE "Green Pencil Slate",..WON!!!
Friday, February 20, 2015
|Dr Joseph Guzman and Family|
Because of his impressive resume and background, Dr. Joseph Guzman get's my endorsement.
As stated the second best option would be Dave Wolkinson, should a 2nd round vote occur and Guzman is out.
Here is Dr. Guzman's resume:
Dr. Joseph Guzman has enjoyed an expansive career in higher education and public service. In addition to a Ph.D. in Economic Analysis and Policy from Stanford University, Dr. Guzman holds advanced degrees in economics, statistics and business research from Stanford together with an MBA and an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Arizona.
Dr. Guzman has volunteered and assisted with political campaigns running the spectrum from local and national. In the spirit of service, he has demonstrated little regard for titles, standing or recognition – but every regard for political success. As an example, most recently, Dr. Guzman volunteered at MIGOP HQ during the Governor’s race and also developed a multi-faceted proposal for an MIGOP Hispanic Advisory, that is already being implemented.
In support of Presidential races, Dr. Guzman and his wife hosted the kickoff fundraiser for Victory 2004 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He also participated in the development of the Romney campaign’s Hemispheric Energy Policy, a document commissioned in 2012.
At the state level, Dr. Guzman was a local lead for RNC GOTV pilot efforts that became known as the “72-Hour Task Force.” He was also a local Precinct Captain for ten years and assisted with many local campaigns. Dr. Guzman enjoys a well deserved reputation as the “Yard-Sign Champ” for his prolific success in the placement of placards.
Dr. Guzman’s prior work at the Pentagon included serving as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the Office of Financial Management & Comptroller, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and as Director of the Department of Defense Biometric Management Office. He was twice awarded Civilian Service Medals in recognition of his contributions to the Department of Defense.
At Michigan State, where Dr. Guzman is an Associate Professor, his academic research focuses on policy and implementation. His policy research career includes having served as a Think Tank economist with the Center for Naval Analyses and the RAND Corporation.
Dr. Guzman co-founded a national economics society (ASHE) and served seven years as Vice President of the Step-Up Now Scholarship Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia. He also represented his community as an elected representative to the school board for two four-year terms.
Dr. Guzman has served on numerous boards and commissions, including appointments by the Virginia legislature to the board of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and as a Commissioner to the Education Commission of the States. Dr. Guzman has been named one of the countryʼs top 100 Hispanic Influentials and has also received recognitions from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce for his work advancing the implementation of biometrics technologies.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Mike also kept his promise to bring tea party conservatives into the party. We had tea-party conservatives on the board and Mike discussed with me about the potential of adding a tea-party conservative to State Committee when a spot opened up. Unfortunately the tea-party member left our board before that opportunity arose.
Mike has been very open to new members becoming delegates. Mike made sure that we asked all in attendance in our meetings if they wanted to become a delegate during our meetings in early 2014 up to our April meeting, right before the May filing deadline. Mike made it easy for one to be a delegate as well as he personally offered to deliver delegate forms to the Wayne County Office and Barb Harrell offered to take the forms to the Oakland County Clerk's Office.
Mike was not only a leader but an extremely hard worker. He was instrumental in putting together many of our district events from Christmas Parties to Summer Picnics. All of this while maintaining his full time private sector job. Mike was one of the hardest workers and many have dubbed him the go to guy for putting up campaign signs. I can attest this fact as during October of last year, every time I called him, he was putting up signs for many of the candidates in the district. Mike has also donated hours of time door knocking and making phone calls for multiple candidates.
Monday, February 16, 2015
|President John Tyler|
One former president president isn't a well-known historical figure; he's probably best remembered
for helping to push through the annexation of Texas in 1845, shortly before leaving office. Who was this President? It was our 10th President John Tyler, born March 28, 1790 - almost 225 years ago and he still has two living grandchildren.
|Lyon Tyler (r) and grandfather President John Tyler (l)|
Sunday, February 15, 2015
|Obamacare For The Internet|
Saturday, February 14, 2015
The lawmakers are already counting on this proposal passing, so much so that they have already unveiled an $88 million plus plan to create underground parking and an underground tunnel so they can get to their offices by perhaps avoiding their constituents on the outside?
The lawmakers tell us that is just a 1cent sales hike in the sales tax but the truth is it is a $1.7 billion tax-hike scheme (1) that we’re supposed to believe will help fix the roads. The plan, which requires voter approval in May, includes:
- 16% increase in the state sales tax
- 23 cents-per-gallon hike in gas taxes
- $95 million more in registration taxes
- $60 million in Internet sales taxes
Why are we celebrating Oregon's potential new Governor Kate Brown for being Bi-Sexual. The woman is married yet does not live a monogamous lifestyle. Back in the day sleeping with someone other than your spouse was considered adultery. Why are we celebrating adultery??
The leftist push has been for gay marriage but as we are now learning, that will not stop there. The next step is for polygamist marriages where one can have as many spouses as they wish. If you're bi-sexual shouldn't you have more than one spouse? One of each sex?? This will be the new leftist rallying call to destroy the strongest pillar that makes America great, and that is marriage.
Friday, February 13, 2015
shooting the video, Chris Hoover, didn't expect he'd end up in handcuffs, too.
A Reuters report on the situation claims the heavy fighting in al-Baghdadi is much more significant than the Pentagon is letting be known. In fact, Reuters says al-Baghdadi is now in complete control of ISIS. The same report references claims from intelligence sources that say al-Asad has been attacked but so far the attack was unsuccessful.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
|Obama & Earnest|