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Special Invitation – Democrat National Convention

Via e-mail…

You are cordially invited to attend Democratic Convention

Schedule

Saturday, 27 August 2016 @ 11:15 AM
Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention.  Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.

2:30 PM
Group Voter Registration for Undocumented Immigrants.

4:00 PM
Opening Flag Burning Ceremony
Sponsored by CNN

4:15 PM
Address on “Being the Real You”
Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and Caitlyn Jenner

4:30 PM
“How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and Claim to be Broke”
Hillary Clinton

4:45 PM
“How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and still avoid paying taxes!”
A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

5:00 PM
Medals of Freedom presentation to Army deserter Bo Berghdal
Baltimore Looters

5:30 PM
Invitation-only Autograph Session
Souvenir photographs of Hillary and Chelsea dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia

5:45 PM
Tribute to All of the 57 States
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

6:00 PM
General vote on praising Baltimore rioters, and on using the terminology “Alternative Shoppers” instead of “Looters”

7:30 PM
Announcement of VP Nominee
Chris Stevens, with a quick rebuttal and withdrawal when Hillary realizes she got him killed in Benghazi

8:30 PM
The White House “Semantics Committee” Meeting
General vote on re-branding “Muslim Terrorism” as “Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance”

9:00 PM
“Liberal Bias in Media – How we can make it work for you”
Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times with Guest Speaker, Brian Williams

9:15 PM
Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters still incarcerated at GITMO
Michael Moore

9:45 PM
Personal Finance Seminar – “Businesses Don’t Create Jobs”
Hillary Clinton

10:00 PM
Group Condemnation of Bitter Gun Owners.

10:30 PM
Ceremonial “We Surrender” Waving of the White Flag to Afghanistan, Russia, and ISIS.

11:00 PM
Short film, “Setting Up Your Own Illegal Email Server While Serving in A Cabinet Post and How to Pretend It’s No Big Deal”
Hosted by Hillary Clinton

11:30 PM
“How to Offend Christians While Implementing Sharia Law in America ”
“Sneaky Joe” Biden

12:00 AM
Official Nomination of Hillary
Bill Maher and Chris Matthews

Additional Breakout Sessions (All Day):

How to Turn Baby Parts into Profits: Cecile Richards
How to Boo God: Jeremiah Wright
Fundamental Islamification of America: Huma Abedin
The Proper Appreciation of Women: Bill Clinton / Bill Cosby
Paying No Taxes IS Your Fair Share: Lois Lerner

 

h/t https://polination.wordpress.com/

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2016 in Democrat, Miscellaneous

 

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National Primary Your Congressman Day

Not sure what day is “National Primary Your Congressman Day”, so we’ll make it today.

At all levels of governance, if you believe your city, county, state, country are headed in the wrong direction, your jobs three:

  • Find the name of the incumbents
  • Educate your neighbors
  • Vote them out in the Primary.

…that is, if you still believe in your Party’s platform.  Should the incumbent win in the Primary, it’s your call whether or not to stick with them in the General Election.  Remember, you never waste your vote.

From Ed Martin…

Dear Friend,

http://www.whiteflagcongress.com

Did you know: today is National Primary Your Member of Congress Day!*  All across America, men and women are waking up to the fact that the Congress – both parties! – is in service of themselves and their special interest supporters … not the American people and the Constitution.  And regular folks – like you! – are filing to run for Congress against these incumbents who fail to do their duties.

One example of a failed Congress: last year, members of Congress gave themselves an automatic salary increase.  However, Congress also gave Social Security recipients receive no “cost of living adjustment” increase.  That’s right: your Congressman got more take-home-pay and you or your senior friends are told to keep living on last year’s social security even as inflation and costs go up.

So let’s get back to National Primary Your Member of Congress Day!  Is it really worth doing?

Yes, yes it is.  Because just last night refugees to America were arrested for plotting terror (the refugee program funded by Paul Ryan’s Congress a few weeks ago!).  Because Planned Parenthood announced yesterday that in addition to abortions, they will fund Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President (Planned Parenthood funded by Paul Ryan’s Congress a few weeks ago!).  And because the Paul Ryan-Obama Omnibus bill of 2015 includes quadrupling immigration visas (more jobs for foreigners, less for Americans, brought to you by Paul Ryan’s Congress!).

In this short email, we won’t try to cover this Congress’ betrayal on education (they funded Common Core!) and guns (they funded Obama’s background check gun grab!).  This Congress issues press releases, offers sound bites, and takes meaningless show votes.  To try to fool us into thinking they care about us or the Constitution!

It’s a disaster but you already know this.  So, NOW YOU HAVE TO ACT.

Please consider filing for office against your incumbent member of Congress.  People will help you run including me.  Even as we all work to elect a new President – one who actually abides by the Constitution – we need a Congress that puts Americans first!

Email me (edmartin1791@gmail.com) to find out more.  “Making America great again” seems far off because right now we need to save Americans from Congress. Don’t despair: we can do it.  File today.

All the best.

Ed Martin

President, Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum

* I am making it today.  I hope you will join me.

It makes me think of the song, Old McDonald (EIEIO)

Every Incumbent… …EVERY INCUMBENT… …OUT!

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2016 in Congress, Election, Self-Governance

 

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Obama Gun Grab… …NRA Response

Must watch…

 
 

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Energy Plan – Reply From/To Governor Nixon

The first letter below was sent from Governor Nixon in response to David Epps’s original letter voicing concerns about Missouri’s Energy Plans and the better option of GSHP.  The second letter below is David Epps’s response-to-the-response.


 

December 10, 2015

Mr. David Epps
406 E. Cape Rock
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-3202

Dear Mr. Epps:

This email is in response to your correspondence to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Thank you for contacting our office. Your email has been reviewed and shared with appropriate staff.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) is the state agency to best address your matter. We have forwarded your correspondence to the DED Director’s Office. A response has been left up to their discretion.

Again, thank you for your correspondence. Please let us know if we may be of assistance in the future.

Sincerely,

Sam Rourke
Constituent Services Liaison
Office of Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon
201 West Capitol Avenue, Room 216
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0720
T. (573) 751-3222
F. (573) 751-1495
http://www.governor.mo.gov
Follow: @GovJayNixon


David Epp’s response to Governor Nixon’s letter:

Governor,

RE: Your response to my Letter regarding your Comprehensive State Energy Plan.

You said: “A response has been left up to their [sic DED] discretion.”

You sir are failing to live up to your own words “balance the need for low-cost, reliable energy with our duty to be responsible stewards of the environment”!

You Sir, are an irresponsible steward of the environment in that you have left it up to those that committed the egregious error to correct their error at their discretion. It is your job to provide oversight to prevent DED to continue to commit unrestrained manipulation of the facts and blatant bias!windmills

I have sent the letters to all the Missouri Rural Electric Cooperatives and associations, and to a good number of the your Energy steering committee members, including the University of Missouri at Rolla and GSHP associations/Installers and Missouri Chambers of Commerce and commented on every news paper article reporting on your plan that I could find.

Consult with any expert and you will find that geothermal energy and GSHP’s is the least cost energy and has the least effect on the environment (that includes wind mills and solar electric panels) to obtain 70% of the energy consumed in Missouri homes.

Thank You
David Epps, BSEE
Cape Girardeau

It seems that the only methods the governments can fathom for reducing energy usage are solar panels, windmills, and biofuels… …all ripe for crony-capitalist corruption.  Hopefully, the next governor will promote energy consumption methods that actually work.

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2015 in Free Market

 

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Letter To Jay Nixon – Failure Of Energy Plan

From David Epps…

 

Governor,

Your Comprehensive State Energy Plan took a terribly wrong approach!

For home and business owners/renters It is not about sources and demands of electrical energy as the plan is written it is about sources and demands of heat energy

Energy use in the US homes is all about BTUs (heat energy). 70% of the energy consumption in home is derived from sources of and measured in units of BTUs (heat energy) not KWh’s (electrical energy).  Your furnace, hot water heater, and air conditioner are sized based upon the amount of BTUs required.

I demand a rewrite of your Comprehensive State Energy Plan basing your analysis on the sources and demands of BTUs. This will give the true picture of the challenges and solutions facing Missourians high cost of energy.  You directed the Missouri Department of Energy to prepare a plan to “balance the need for low-cost, reliable energy with our duty to be responsible stewards of the environment”.  The current plan does not satisfy your requirements.missouri-governor-mansion

Upon a rethink of the plan, you will find that Missouri has countless BTUs of geothermal energy below our feet, all of which can be harvested by ground source heat pumps (GSHP).

$100’s of millions have been spent over the last 6 years on solar electricity and wind mills and their electrical generation has barely scratched the surface of the demand while the generation of boundless heat energy in the earth has been ignored.  It is movement of heat energy (BTUs) using electricity and natural gas that cost so much and is in so much demand by Missourians. Moving Geothermal energy, which is free and inexhaustible, costs significantly less.

Only a pitiful 0.25 trillion BTUs were generated by all solar electric panels in Missouri thus far. While, if in just 2014, the $187 million invested on solar installations in Missouri were invested in GSHP’s, 1.44 trillion BTUs of heat energy would have been generated and consumed in Missouri homes for heating and cooling and hot water.

Your recommendations in paragraph 3.1 Strengthening Missouri’s Renewable Energy Standard are mostly poor as they require more regulations, but specifically:

  • Geo thermal AKA GSHP is a renewable resource and is not even mentioned
  • You failed to prioritize your recommendations and that is needed for any legislative action to proceed
  • Priority should be given to rental property rehab and upgrades where about 60% of Missourians live as most of these apartments use electric resistive heat, the most expensive heating there is by whatever means the electricity is generated.
  • GSHP in the winter reduce electrical consumption by 75% over a electric resistive heater and thus electrical consumption is reduced.

By your focus on electrical energy and ignoring heat energy, your Department of Energy is a dismal failure (they don’t know energy), and your plan does not guide Missourians to the correct solutions to reduce their utility bills.

Thank You

David Epps

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2015 in Climate Change, Free Market

 

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Ed Martin: How Congress Lies To Us

Below is an indictment of US House Republicans by a ‘Platform Republican’ like me for the games played when voting for the Boehner / Pelosi / MConnell / Obama budget deal. As you read the letter, remember these votes by the Republican contingent for Missouri. How did they vote when it was stoppable (when they should have fought for us)? How did they voted when it was unstoppable (and could be used to pretend that they fought back against Obama / boehner)?

Member Stoppable Unstoppable
Rep. Sam B. Graves [R-MO] Aye Nay
Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO] Aye Aye
Rep. Billy Long [R-MO] Aye Nay
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO] Aye Aye
Rep. Jason T. Smith [R-MO] Aye Nay
Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO] Aye Nay

I’ll give Hartzler and Luetkemeyer credit, they supported Obama / Boehner all the way.


 

Here is Ed’s e-mail…

Dear Friend,

One week ago, I traveled to Washington, DC for meetings that were scheduled a few months ago. During the day I spent there, I along with some Eagle Forum state leaders met with a dozen members of the House and one Senator.
To a person, these members of the United States Congress complained about the Boehner-Obama secret budget deal that had been released just a day or two earlier.

“It just came out and no one really knows what’s in it,” they all said in one way or another. And, “Republican leadership wants it passed, but how can we vote on this massive deal if we haven’t read it??”

If this sounds to you just like Nancy Pelosi who told us that the Congress “ha(s) to pass the (Obamacare) bill so that you can find out what is in it,” you’re right. It was appalling to hear this from members of Congress … and infuriating to realize that John Boehner was asking Republicans to vote for a budget bill they did not yet understand AND to give Obama unlimited authority to raise the debt. (By the way, this week, the Obama administration admitted that it raised the debt by nearly $300 billion after Obama signed the Boehner-Obama budget. The insanity continues.)

After lunch last Wednesday as I sat in more meetings with members, I suddenly realized what was happening: the United States Congress – the House in this case – was preparing to execute one of their classic lies to the American people: the old bait-and-switch vote. Here’s how it worked: just after 3pm EST, there was a vote on the floor of the House with all of the Republicans in the House except 29 voting to advance the “Rule” for the Boehner-Obama secret budget deal. By passing this “Rule,” Republicans who had not read the bill or even likely understood its details, were putting Boehner, Pelosi and Obama in charge of our future. To be clear: If the Republicans had voted against this “Rule,” there would have been no vote on the budget deal.

What happened next is the best recent example of how Americans have been betrayed. At just after 5pm, the House voted on the Boehner-Obama secret budget deal. 138 Republican members of the House changed their vote from just a few hours ago and voted against the Boehner-Obama secret budget deal.

Let me be clear: the reason these Republicans voted FOR the Boehner-Obama secret budget BEFORE voting against it was so they could come home to you the American people and tell you that they voted against a very bad bill. But they didn’t vote against Boehner-Obama budget until after they voted for it.

It is always a surprise when men and women of good will are dishonest. We conservatives believe the truth matters and that men and women of good will are abide in the truth. To be candid, I am not sure whether the lies we are being told are malicious or if the Republicans are in the throes of “Stockholm Syndrome” and believe that what they are doing is somehow justified. But I am not sure it matters: America is on the brink and our Congress is lying to us.

I flew home to St. Louis last Wednesday evening and my stomach sank, not just from a bumpy flight, but because I knew something was dramatically wrong in our nation.

All the best.
Ed Martin
President, Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum


 

Ed joined the McGraw Millhaven to discuss the issue.  Listen here.

 


 

To see the vote details, try the links below

1st vote of House to move Boehner-Obama Budget Deal (3:33pm, Wed. Oct. 28th) Note that only 29 Republicans voted to stop it. You can find how your member voted here.

2nd vote of the House to move Boehner-Obama Budget Deal (5:21pm, Wed. Oct. 28th) Now, 267 Republicans voted to stop it but it’s too late! You can find how your member voted here.


 

And, this spending problem does not just exist in Washington DC.  At all levels of Republican-led government, more spending, more laws, more government.

Bottom line, Conservatives and GOP clearly have two different definitions for ‘smaller government’. GOP believes that ‘smaller government’ is government that adds thousands of employees, more laws, and Trillion$ in spending and debt… …albeit at a slower pace than the Democrats. Conservatives believe that ‘smaller government’ is defined by fewer government employees, fewer laws, lower spending than the prior year, and repayment of debt.

This budget fight seems to be another example of “Surrender… …Then Play Fight”

But, as so astutely detailed by Bill Hennessy, the GOPe has left it’s base.

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2015 in Congress, Conservative, Government Waste

 

Foundation For Applied Conservative Leadership Training – 11/21/15

From Ike Skelton…

Hello all,

I’m writing you today to invite you to a particularly exciting conservative leadership training course I am hosting on Nov. 21st, 2015, at Mariners Pier 31 in Camdenton, Missouri.

Like you, I have been involved in the liberty/Tea Party/conservative/grassroots WHATEVER you want to call it, movement, for several years. Probably like most of you, I have been frustrated with a lack of unity and a sense of spinning our wheels. And candidly, there are many that are sympathetic and talk a good game, but don’t seem to do much.

There have been a few attempts at putting together some “coalition”, “organization” or generally some central group that puts forth an agenda…I am NOT doing that.

But, I am trying to gather a group of leaders, trained in some of the same tactics, willing to get together and prioritize and coordinate efforts to be more effective activists.

The Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership(FACL) has what I believe to be a well thought out, tried and tested method for effective grassroots activism. They call it “confrontational politics”.

FACL training will teach you some basics of politics; bust some myths and provides useful tools we can use to help determine how to bring the fight to government. We will not discuss policy, legislation or which office holder is better than another. This is all about becoming more effective grassroots leaders.

I encourage you to go to: Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership – Camdenton MO Political Leadership School

https://www.faclevents.org/index.php?option=com_vikevents&task=viewevent&Itemid=298&itid=301

Scroll to bottom of page for the registration button. Lite snacks and Lunch will be provided. Times and location info is on this page.

If you need hotel accommodations, I have contacted a couple places for some reduced rates. Contact me and let me know.

If you have ANY other questions, please do not hesitate to call!!

Looking forward to seeing you there!!
Ike Skelton
417-991-9100

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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Activisim, Education

 

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