Get Involved: National Call Congress Day (Oct 6th)

I think this sounds like a great idea.  What would happen if 15 million people picked up their phones (or sent an email) on October 6th.  I know I’ll be participating.  Pass the word and maybe, just maybe, we can send a message, like the ones we’ve been sending through tea parties and town halls.  Thanks Harry Korrell, president of PVRC, for sending me this announcement.

Americans for Prosperity


Yesterday was a victory for those who believe in a free market economy. The Senate Finance Committee, by a 15-8 margin, voted against an amendment to include the “public option” in the final version of the bill. All 10 Republicans along with 5 Democrats (Sens. Conrad, Lincoln, Nelson, Baucus and Carper) opposed the amendment introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), the chairman of the Committee, explained that he voted “NO” because the public option could not get 60 votes on the Senate floor.

While this is great news in the short term, we must continue to keep the pressure on our legislators. Some liberals in the Senate have already started to talk up the “nuclear option”, also known as reconciliation. In the House, Rep. Honda (D-CA) wrote a letter to push for illegal immigrants to be covered by the government-run insurance plan.

The threat of a government takeover of our health care is still alive and well. That is why AFP-Maryland encourages all of you to participate in “National Call Congress Day” on Tuesday October 6 th. This is a great way for the politicians in Washington to get the message: “Keep government’s hands off our health care!”

NATIONAL TOWN HALL , OCT. 2ND
This is your last chance to attend Friday’s town hall meeting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill. You will have the opportunity to interact with members of Congress on the issues such as health care and cap and trade. Immediately thereafter, you will be going in groups to visit your representatives to make your voice heard. Nothing is more powerful than an office visit in Washington, DC.

You can register online by CLICKING HERE.


DEFENDING THE AMERICAN DREAM SUMMIT: LAST CHANCE!

(A Project of Americans for Prosperity Foundation

For $99 you will receive a two-day pass that includes an invitation to the “Tribute to Ronald Reagan Dinner” where Laura Ingraham will be the featured speaker. On Saturday, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Larry Kudlow, and Stephen Moore will be addressing the entire summit. Grassroots training sessions will be ongoing throughout the day.

As a special offer, AFP-Maryland will be running FREE buses from Salisbury, Annapolis and White Marsh on Friday. Part of that offer includes HALF OFF ADMISSION! For $49 you will have free transportation to and from DC, a spot at AFP’s National Town Hall meeting at the Capitol, and a ticket to AFP Foundation’s “Tribute to Ronald Reagan Dinner.” To register now, click on this link and type in the code “mdhalf” to receive the special offer! This is a can’t-miss event for anyone who wants to become an informed activist. Bus information is below:

Bus A – White Marsh
Departure: 9:30am
Location: White Marsh Park & Ride
Map: CLICK HERE
Contact: Nick Loffer

Bus B – Salisbury
Departure: 8:00am
Location: Boscov’s
Map: CLICK HERE
Contact: Nick Loffer

Bus B – Annapolis
Departure: 10:15am
Location: Navy Marine Corps Stadium Lot
Map: CLICK HERE
Contact: Nick Loffer

LOCAL CHAPTER MEETINGS

* AFP-Anne Arundel- We will be doing our next grassroots training session on “Protest 101”. There will also be a discussion on health care policy and 9/12. If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact Aaron. Details are as follows:

When: Wednesday, September 30 th
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Victory Lounge
4584 Mountain Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122
Map:CLICK HERE
Facebook:CLICK HERE
Contact:Aaron Jones

*AFP-Worcester- This will be our first meeting. Steve Lind, our other new chapter chair will be leading a discussion on what activists can do to fight government-run health care.

When: Wednesday, September 30 th
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Ocean Pines Library
11107 Cathell Rd
Berlin, MD 21811
Map:CLICK HERE
Contact:Steve Lind

*AFP-Montgomery- Dan Grossberg, our newest chapter chair, will be leading a discussion on how we can continue our fight against government-run health care. Details are below:

When: Wednesday, October 7 th
Time: 6:30pm
Where: Austin Grille
36 Maryland Ave, Unit A
Rockville, MD 20850
Map:CLICK HERE
Contact:Dan Grossberg

If you have any questions about our local chapters, or would like to start your own, please contact me. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you at the Summit on Friday!

Dave Schwartz
State Director, AFP-Maryland

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is the nation’s premier grassroots organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP has more than 700,000 members, including members in all 50 states, and 25 state chapters.

For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org


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Struck Down but Not Destroyed

For once, I’m actually speaking about Democrats.  I don’t know about you, but I feel like we are constantly being attacked, on the defense, on the run.  But this time, it’s the Dems that were defeated, at least in this one battle.  Harry Korell, president of the PVRC, sent me an article this morning stating that the Senate Finance Committee has struck down the idea of a “public option” by a 15-8 margin.  The amazing part is not the 10 Republicans that voted against it (if they hadn’t, they’d be in deep doo doo right now), it’s the 5 Democrats that crossed party lines.

Just because I’m a fair person, I’d like to give these brave souls a quick shout out.

Senator Kent Conrad, ND

Senator Blanche Lincoln, AK

Senator Bill Nelson, FL

Senator Max Baucus, MT (the very author of the bill, didn’t think he’d get the votes)

Senator Thomas Carper, DE

So what does this mean? Well, for now, the idea of a public option is dead.  But really, have you ever known a liberal to throw up their hands in defeat and walk away?  Remember that the nuclear option is always on the table…always.  If the Democrats and Obama want this health care bill to go through, they could always screw the American people and push it on through.  They have that power, and that is certainly frightening.

Oh and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, here is a fun little cheat sheet from Fox News, Healthcare 101.

Keep fighting peeps.  This war is far from over.

Are you for real?

I know these are extremists, but are these people for real?

Everybody In! Nobody Out!  At least Obama has heard their cry.  Seems if we don’t get on board the insurance train, then we get fined or sent to jail. Now that’s the freedom our country is known for, right?

Leave Them Kids Alone

Yes, it seems like I am on a movie and music kick.  I can’t help it, they just pop into my head.

Today’s rant is deeply connected to the mere fact that I AM A MOM.  What is our world coming to when moms can be charged for making sure our kids get on the bus safely.  Seriously!  I am not joking.  Apparently, in some places, it’s against the law to routinely watch another person’s child, unrelated of course, for longer than a four week stretch (and I don’t mean 24/7).  So this mom, Francie, in Michigan is facing fine and/or jail time for being a good neighbor?  Honestly, why am I not that surprised? Granted, I realize this is in Michigan, but Maryland is far more liberal (oh and this has liberal written all over it).  Do you see where I’m going with this?  How long will it be before I’m turned in for running a brothel or something, just because I host a mom’s group at my house?  Speaking of, who would file a complaint against this mom, for running an “illegal day care?”  If I were Francie, I’d be taking names.

To me, this is just another example of how the government feels like it’s a better parent than actual parents.  I’m serious.  Politicians feel like we’re too stupid to figure out parenthood on our own.  That’s also why liberals can’t stand stay at home moms.  Why should you raise your own kids?  The nanny state can do that for you.  Kudos to Rep. Brian Calley, R-Portland (MI), for stepping up to the plate and attempting to change the idiotic law that would seek to punish good citizens for being good neighbors. Maybe we should all write him a note of encouragement for being a stand up guy.

Did you guys see this?  It seems that pepping up the crowd and intimidating your opponents with scripture is also illegal, and apparently controversial.  Forget freedom of speech or freedom or expression…nope, clearly these cheerleaders are attempting to convert the football stadium to Christianity.  In fact, it’s a plot to indoctrinate the whole nation by using peppy girls in short skirts to sell the message of Christ’s love.  Have these people ever heard of an extreme?  Can there not be any mention of God at all anymore?  A sign at a pep rally, clearly meant for good, is not violating the separation of church and state (which is an entire other blog post).  I promise that Obama himself is not going to show up a Lakeview Fort Oglethope game and declare that all people must profess Christianity or else.  Really, that’s just laughable.  

These people who make it a point in life to complain about every mention or display of anything closely resembling a faith in God are afraid.  Of what, I have no idea.  But really, they have to be.  Why else would even the smallest gesture send them into a tailspin?  What is so bad about Timothy 1:7? “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.”  I’m thinking if I were the mom of a highschooler (and relatively soon, I will be), I’d like for them to possess those attributes.  I don’t know many teenagers that do.  Then again, maybe that’s the problem.

Of course, if it were up to our government to raise our kids, they’d all end up like this. “Um, Um, Um Barack Hussein Obama”…kind of catchy actually. Do you see now why we need to wake up? Moms, please, for the love of your children, get involved.  Start local and go deep!

Whisler Campaign Kick-Off! Be There!

Steve Whisler for Baltimore County Council Candidacy Announcement

Hors D’oeuvres ~ Refreshments ~ Cash Bar

WHEN: Monday, October 19 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: The Candle Light Inn Covered Patio Area                                                                                                                                      1835 Frederick Road Catonsville, MD 21228

RSVP: 240-593-7283 *  rsvp@electwhisler.com

Come support Steve Whisler for County Council! The media has been invited to this candidacy announcement. We need everyone to attend and help us create a buzz about our great candidate for Baltimore County Council!

We want all hands on deck! The event is free ~ Donations will be appreciated.

Friends of Steve Whisler | Dave Wasmund, Treasurer 8 Osborne Avenue Catonsville, Maryland 21228

I’m Not Dead Yet

Oh the memories of Monty Python come flowing back.  I apologize for my absence over the weekend.  My best friend got married and that just so happened to monopolize my entire weekend, but totally worth it.

So, let’s see what I missed. Granted, on a normal day, I get about 32 seconds of news coverage a day. And that’s if I’m able to find the remote and flip to Fox News while the 4 year old takes a pee break.  Most of my intel comes from scouring local and national online media sources.  I’ve just added Bryan Sears at Explore Baltimore County to my daily list of must reads.  Along with him, I check Fox News, Drudge, and local WBALTV.  Of course, I also pay close attention to my Facebook news feed.  Seems my friends post some great articles.  Hey, why should I do the work when they’ve already done it?  It’s called freeloading people, and it’s fun.  Seriously, what did I miss?

Well, they finally nabbed Polanski for raping a 13 year old in the 70’s.  My first reaction: “Who?”  Then again, I didn’t come around until the late 70’s, so I’m just not in the loop, but I’m glad they finally got their man.

What else? Oh Obama has demanded Iran turn over “immediate and unfettered” access to it’s nuke facility.  Apparently they have two paths they can take, either let us in on their dirty little secret or continue to be defiant.  You know? I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that they’ll choose the road most traveled, at least by them, defiance.  Why should they be transparent?  What do they have to fear? A few sanctions?  Heck, Bush is gone.  They know the Dems are light on security and terrorism, so really, what do they have to flinch about?  I’m just saying…no news here.  I was sort of hoping there would be an “or else” there somewhere, but really, not even a threat.  Good one!

What about locally?  According to my good friend, Bryan Sears (who I don’t actually know), a few animal rights activists are targeting our county.  Oh I feel so special.  It seems, my friends, that Ms. Enid Feinberg of Phoenix, would like to end deer hunting at Loch Raven Reservoir, and she’d like to accomplish that by unseating our frenemy, Democrat Sen. Jim Brochin, and Republican’s, Del. Boteler & Councilman MacIntire.

“Hunting is legalized animal cruelty,” says Ms. Feinberg.  I’m thinking she doesn’t eat meat.  Okay, I know I’ve been heavy on the sarcasm today.  It must be pent up from a lack of blogging, but this is just ridiculous.  Deer aren’t exactly endangered species.  It would be one thing is Enid was against Polar Bear hunting is Loch Raven, but deer?  Without hunting, we would never be able to control the deer population.  Road kill alone would simply not suffice.  It would be like Planet of the Apes Deer; they’d just take over.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all about not being cruel to animals.  My dog, Reese, lives like a queen in this house.

I don’t hunt.  It’s not for me, but I support a person’s right to do what they please, just like I support your right to not eat meat, Enid.  My dad was a hunter, and a great one at that.  Thankfully he got into the hunting scene a little bit after the divorce.  Mostly we just went fishing and camping, though I still can’t bring myself to “clean” a fish.  Regardless, why is it that people continually want to shove their beliefs down other people’s throats.  You can do this, but you can’t do that.  God created each one of us uniquely.  Don’t believe in God? Fine, just look at DNA then.  We’re all different, so why do we so desperately want everyone to act exactly the same?  I thought Libs were all about tolerance?  Hello, loving a hunter as much as you love a vegan is called, drum roll please, TOLERANCE!  Oh, but I forgot, that doesn’t much apply to libs, does it?  Only people who differ from them must practice the art of tolerance.  Well, us small-minded, bigoted conservatives need a few good role models, because we’re just not going to figure it out on our own. When you guys find one, let me know.

So, anything else I missed?

Upcoming Opportunity

I told you I was passionate about involement, so I thought I’d post opportunities, events, and so forth that come available.

Reagan Republican Club October Meeting

The Reagan Republican Club will be holding a panel discussion on socialized medicine on Oct. 15. I am talking with people in the Baltimore area who have experienced socialized medicine in other countries. If you fit the description or know someone who does, please email me! (Ann Miller)

Thursday, October 15th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Trinity Church Day School in Long Green

Now, don’t let this interfere with you attending the PVRC October Meeting on the 8th at the Bloomsbury Community Center.  By the way, is anyone else in favor of moving the PVRC meetings to say Wednesday nights at Dewey Lowman.  I mean, we’ve already established the cheap booze excuse, plus Wednesday just works better for me.  And of course, it is in fact all about me (Just kidding).