-By Warner Todd Huston
-By Warner Todd Huston
Some residents of Northeast suburban Grayslake have called Michael Carbone the “taxpayer’s champion.” But the Grayslake School Board does not ascribe to such accolades. In fact, members of the board have censured Mr. Carbone for allegedly attempting to access a password-protected school district computer without permission.
Carbone has described himself as “a watchdog for the parents and children” but it seems he is also concerned with the school district’s finances. The incident that has drawn the ire of the other board members was when Carbone tried to find out if any Grayslake teachers had called in sick so that they could attend the union rallies up in nearby Madison, Wisconsin.
March 31, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Cook County, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Mayor Richard Daley, Public Employees Unions, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Chicago’s City Worker Union Members Get Free Chauffeur Perks
-By Warner Todd Huston
Let’s say your job is as a traveling salesman or a construction worker and you work at different locations throughout the year. Wouldn’t it be nice to get your own free chauffeur service to get back and forth to work? That way you could just drive yourself to one location a day and then have your chauffeur take you back and forth to your work site. Nice, huh? Well, apparently that is what’s going on in Chicago for city worker union members and taxpayer’s are paying $18 million a year for this union perk.
According to an investigation by Inspector General Joe Ferguson, at least 200 city truck drivers only duty is to drive other city workers back and forth to work sites. Outside of that one duty, these truck drivers sit and do nothing for the rest of the day as they wait for workers that are actually working to finish their jobs. These “workers” are essentially paid chauffeurs.
Ferguson recommended that one of the city workers actually involved in working at the work site could drive the trucks instead of having highly paid union members sitting around while other workers actually worked.
March 31, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, Liberals, Mackinac Center, Michigan, Public Employees Unions, Republicans, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Mich. Teachers Assoc. Features Photo of Gov. Snyder as Devil on Facebook Page
-By Warner Todd Huston
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has a devil of a story. It appears that the Michigan Education Association was hosting a photo of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder replete with bloodspatters and occult symbols making the governor out to be the devil. (See image below)
The Mackinac Center alerted the MEA about the offensive image that had been on the page since March 11 and the teachers group claimed they had no idea it was there and did not put it there themselves.
How it is that such an image can for days be on the MEA’s official Facebook page and the organization not knowing it is rather absurd.
“We do monitor our page — unfortunately, we missed this one (items move down the Facebook feed pretty quickly, so if we miss it, it can get buried fast),” Pratt said in an email. “We’ve deleted the item. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.”
Remember, folks, THESE are the sort of people “teaching” our children!
-By Thomas E. Brewton
Can human behavior be programed by social engineers and economic planners?
Keynesian macroeconomics reintroduced and popularized in the 1930s the presumption of the 19th century’s socialist philosophers who had expected to emulate in the social sciences the methodology of Newton’s physics and mathematics.
In their ideological vision, intellectuals were to derive laws of social action analogous to Newton’s laws of motion. Those sociological laws would then be applied by social engineers and economic planners to implement an entirely new social and economic structure that was to resurrect the primordial Garden of Eden, a society of socialized equality, with an abundance of goods and services equally available to all citizens.
March 31, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Liberals, Peter Roskam, President, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Washington D.C. | Comments Off on
Rep. Peter Roskam: High Taxes Have Consequences
-By Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam, GOP Chief Deputy Whip
Note: Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman will testify before the Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee today.
Illinois and other states have recently made headlines for their declining populations. Whether they realize it or not, what states like Illinois are learning the hard way is that over-taxing and over-regulating has consequences. And Illinois is now learning that one painful consequence is job loss.
Caterpillar, a Fortune 500 company that employs 23,000 workers in Illinois, currently finds itself dealing with a new tax increase in an already over-taxed state. Their CEO, Doug Oberhelman, sent a warning shot on March 21st with a letter to Illinois’ new Democrat Governor Pat Quinn:
March 31, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, President, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
VIDEO — Who’s More Responsible: Charlie or Washington?
Who is more fiscally responsible: Charlie Sheen or Washington? Duh! Charlie the Warlock. Washington spends $30 million, the same as Charlie’s salary, in less than five minutes. Now that’s a fastball… At least Charlie knew not to spend more than Two and a Half Men was paying him.
Courtesy of Bankrupting America.
March 31, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Republicans, Taxes, Tom Cross, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Ill GOP House News
From Ill. GOP House Leader Tom Cross…
Years of advocating for fiscally conservative and responsible budgeting by members of the House Republican caucus finally seems to be resonating with leading Democrats in the House. Wednesday, House Republican Leader Tom Cross testified alongside House Speaker Michael Madigan before the House Elementary and Secondary Appropriations and the General Services Appropriations Committees on legislation they are co-sponsoring that reinforces the concept that the state cannot spend more money than it takes in.
House Bill 3639, House Bill 3697, and House Bill 116 require the state to fully fund the public pension systems in FY12 and House Bill 117 which passed the Public Safety Committee, requires the state to allocate $2.137 billion to pay debt service on bonds.
The House also passed on Wednesday a bi-partisan, House Resolution 158, which specifies that any revenue the state receives exceeding $33.2 billion, the estimate adopted in House Resolution 110, should be used to pay down bills. This estimate is $2 billion less than the Governor proposed spending in his FY12 budget plan.
Last week the House passed House Resolution 156 establishing the percentage of general revenue funds each appropriations committee would have available to work with as they develop their budgets.
The allocation is as follows:
- Elementary and Secondary Education – 28.742%
- General Services – 5.158%
- Higher Education – 8.761%
- Human Services – 50.631%
- Public Safety – 6.978%
“This series of legislation is putting the legislature on the right path to passing a state budget that is balanced and does not exceed what we can afford – that helps ensure the tax increases passed in January will be temporary,” said Cross. “It also provides schools, human service providers and others with some certainty knowing how much money will be available as they prepare their own budgets. That is something they haven’t had for years with the Democrats’ lump sum budgets. It’s good to see our persistence is finally paying off and we are going to continue to hold the Democrats’ feet to the fire to reduce spending and balance the budget.”
March 30, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Joe Walsh, Lake County, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Rep Joe Walsh on a Gov’t Shut Down
Newly minted Republican Congressman Joe Walsh of the 8th Illinois District recently spoke to CBS News about the possibility of a government shut down due to the Democrat’s reticence to come up with their own budget policies.
It should be remembered that the Democrats never DID pass a budget in 2010 and the House of Representatives newly taken over by the GOP is playing catch up.
March 30, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Scott Walker, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off on
Great Rockin’ Song: Union Man — Come On And Give Me MOOOORE!
To hell with the taxpayer, gonna make ’em pay MORE!
Glen Shulfer rips the ripoff artists in the unions a new one in this rockin’ new tune.
Glen writes us and says, “Witnessing the sense of entitlement by the union employees during the Madison protests, I was inspired to write a song called ‘Union Man.’ I am a local Milwaukee area musician, former teacher and a Scott Walker supporter.”
March 30, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Local Illinois City Manager Makes More Than EVERY U.S. Governor!
-By Adam Andrzejewski, CEO| For The Good of Illinois
Joliet City Manager is a $463,000 Whale
In 2008, the Joliet hired a new City Manager. His starting base salary was $189,000.
For 2011, the base salary increased to $196,500 and the City Manager out-earned every governor of the 50 states.
In addition to this lucrative salary, $7,500 of taxpayer money goes into a “deferred compensation” retirement plan. The deferred comp plan is in addition to what the taxpayers pay into his pension plan: $28,800 into Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension. Contractually, Joliet taxpayers are required to fund lucrative perquisites: $6,000 in estimated annual car allowance; an estimated $4,000 in continuing education, fees and costs to maintain the Managers’ personal law license; and an estimated annual $17,500 of taxpayer funded premium payments for life, health, and dental insurances.
March 30, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Peter Roskam, President, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Washington D.C. | Comments Off on
Roskam on MSNBC’s Daily Rundown: Senate Must Act
From the Office of Representative Peter Roskam (R, 6th District)…
38 Days Later: Senate Has Failed to Act:
“We’re 38 days away from when the House acted an d passed something over to the Senate and we haven’t seen any substantive Senate action in that entire time. So before the House is asked to come back and take another position, the Senate has to act, and we’ve seen absolutely nothing.”
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March 30, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Cities, Democrats/Leftists, Detroit, Economy/Finances, Government, Liberals, President, Stimulus, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
A few days ago I wrote about how the Obama administration has stuffed the upper echelons of management at General Motors with government lackeys who have no experience in the auto industry and how Obama’s government will lead GM to ultimate failure. Today we see yet one more step toward GMs ruin with government plans for subsidies that the taxpayers will end up paying for.
The Washington Times’ Kerry Picket reports that some Democrats and the geniuses Obama put at the top of GM, much derided as “Government Motors,” are proposing that taxpayers be tapped to foot the bill for tax credits and rebates for customers that buy the failed Chevy Volt.
Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow has proposed legislation known as the Charging America Forward Act (S.298) that will give federal cash rebates of $7,500 to anyone that buys the Chevy Volt.
The Department of Energy claims that this rebate program idea is somehow just like the Cash For Clunkers program. But this couldn’t be more different.
March 30, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Conservatives, Crime, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Republicans, Rights, Senate, Texas, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
This past weekend the first national True The Vote Summit was conducted by the folks that successfully rooted out vote fraud in Harris County, Texas during the 2010 elections. Folks from 27 different states were in attendance to learn how the Harris County effort was conducted in hopes of replicating the same back home, but with the hard lessons already learned.
On Saturday those in attendance heard from True The Vote’s wizened members and learned what the best practices were to “true” the voting process in their own areas. Along with the True the Vote experts attendees also heard from the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund and election law expert Christian Adams. The day’s activities were wrapped up in a neat, if somewhat eccentric bow as those gathered heard an entertaining address by none other than our own Andrew Breitbart.
This event wasn’t just a rally cry for free and fair elections, though indeed it was that. TTV’s Mark Antill, Alan and Colleen Vera, Nancy Geigel, Vickie Pullen and the indefatigable Catherine Engelbrecht gave detailed information on how folks can set up their own poll watcher programs, told the summit goers how to keep the process free of partisanship, and discussed the ins and outs of the legal system they came up against when implementing their 2010 program. I even got a few minutes to let the folks know how to use the Internet and the New Media to help support their efforts back home.
But make no mistake about it. Despite what the left has said about this effort, their goal is not to inject a partisan agenda into our elections but to make sure that every election nation wide is free of fraud. Time and again TTV’s members told of how they worked hand in hand with Democrat poll watchers to make sure that everything was on the up and up during the elections.
Still this hasn’t stopped the left from whimpering.
-By Warner Todd Huston
This is the nanny state we’ve built. In Delaware you are not allowed to own a basketball hoop in front of your home and if you have the gall to erect one anyway, why the state’s stormtroopers will come to your home with thousands of dollars worth of cops, trucks, and personnel to steal your poll and backboard. I suppose the kindly state overlords of Delaware would rather kids be sitting in their homes playing video games where they belong, eh?
The video depicts Delaware Department of Transportation crews escorted by state police tearing down basketball hoops in the early morning in two neighborhoods in Claymont. One family engaged in a bit of civil disobedience and stood in the way of the dark overlords of Delaware, the “First State.”
Delaware used to be called “The Blue Hen” state, too. Perhaps that should be changed to the “Mother Hen State.”
In this case the hoop “violated” Chapter 5 of the highways, roads and bridges statutes. Because, you know, basketball hoops are dire threats to the safety of the good people of Delaware.
I have two words for the good folks of Delaware: Second Amendment.
March 30, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Republicans, Scott Walker, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off on
Wisconsin Stops Removing Union Dues From Employees Checks
-By Warner Todd Huston
Pursuant to Governor Scott Walker’s new rules, as of Monday the State of Wisconsin is no longer taking union dues out of the paychecks of government workers. The state is also charging more for these employee’s healthcare and pensions.
Even though there is still a question open of a compromised judge’s ruling to set aside the new law, the state is surging forward and implementing it anyway. Because of the legal confusion, some cities are not implementing the law.
The cessation of the state removing union dues will be a great blow to the government unions and will save the state millions of dollars in administrative costs.
Like many states, until this ruling Wisconsin automatically deducted union dues from the checks of state employees and deposited that money straight into the union’s bank accounts. This saved the unions millions of dollars because the union did not have to pay for the administration and accounting costs of taking dues. It also made sure that the unions automatically had their dues money given to them without having to rely on the union members to write a check for dues on their own.
March 30, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Pat Quinn, Public Employees Unions, SEIU, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
While Illinois Citizens Lose Jobs, More Government Workers Get Union Protection
-By Warner Todd Huston
If this isn’t just the way the most corrupt state in the country works, there’s nothing that will show it. As the state of Illinois loses businesses and her citizens lose their jobs by the thousands, government workers in Illinois get richer and government unions are even adding members. Now there’s more government union members in Illinois than ever leaching off a dwindling base of taxpayers.
As the state sinks in red ink, government unions have grown to the point where nearly 97% of the state’s government workers have become unionized with better pay, more lucrative pensions, and richer healthcare than every other average citizen who is forced to pay the government union member’s exorbitant pay.
March 30, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Government, NEA, Public Employees Unions, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Teacher Union Leaders Go Public and Confirm Their Fecklessness
-By Larry Sand
Weingarten is schooled by WSJ’s Jason Riley; Van Roekel is clueless as usual.
The National Education Association and the American Federation of teachers represent over 4.5 million teachers and educational support workers across the United States. These two unions have been under attack for the past few years by reformers who point to their slavish clinging to the status quo as a major barrier to badly needed education reform.
Since the election in November when American citizens voted forward thinking legislators and governors into office, education reform has made great strides across the country. The elected officials have been attacking the union’s sacred cows with a ferocity that hasn’t been seen before – eliminating seniority and tenure, introducing merit pay, defining teacher accountability, more school choice programs, etc. are all on the agenda.
March 29, 2011 | Filed Under Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Hate Crimes, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Pat Quinn, Police, Race, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
A Political Cover Up: Gov. Quinn’s Racist Security Man
-By Warner Todd Huston
Several news sources have been working for days to get to the bottom of a story that might end up revealing that the head of one of Democrat Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s police security details was involved in a racist attack on several black students in downstate Carlinville. Worse, the story seems to be undergoing a political cover up as news agencies are being stymied in rooting out the details.
Several Illinois newspapers have already printed stories on the alleged incident, but to date no one seems to have been able to pin down all the details. But one thing is sure, Kenneth Snider, a trooper with the Illinois State Police, definitely and rather suddenly resigned from all his political jobs last week.
Until he resigned on March 23, Snider was the head of Democrat Governor Pat Quinn’s southern security force, a $132,000 a year state-paid job. Snider had other political jobs, too, until he resigned from all of them. Up to last week he was chairman of both the Carlinville school board and the Macoupin County Democratic organization. Macoupin County is just north east of St. Louis in Illinois’ south western corner.
March 29, 2011 | Filed Under Adam Kinzinger, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Bobby Schilling, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, House of Representatives, Illinois, Liberals, Libya, Mark Kirk, Military, Peter Roskam, President, Randy Hultgren, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Peter Roskam, Ill. Delegation Mostly Disappointed With Obama’s Libya Policies
-By Warner Todd Huston
Despite initially intending to skip a public address, President Obama finally came before the nation last night to speak about his plans and ideas for America’s engagement in Libya. Unfortunately there are more questions than answers still and members of the Illinois congressional delegation are less than satisfied with Obama’s Libya policies.
For one, Peter Roskam (R, 6th), Chief Deputy Whip of the GOP led House, is less than happy with Obama’s televised appearance.
Even though it comes nine days after our military became engaged in Libya, I am pleased President Obama took the opportunity to address the country tonight. Unfortunately many questions still remain. Even with a nationally-televised, widely-promoted speech, Americans still don’t have the answer to a basic and essential question: what is the benchmark for success in Libya?
Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R, 11th) went a step farther yesterday and said that, even though he is not advocating sending troops at this time, we should not automatically rule out sending in American ground troops. “What you end up seeing is when you say we’re never going to send in American troops–you take away that ability to use that as a trump card or leverage.”
March 29, 2011 | Filed Under Abortion, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Family, Liberals, New York City, Race, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
New Pro-Life Billboard With Obama Image From Group Warning of ‘Black Genocide’
-By Warner Todd Huston
Chicago, Illinois: A new pro-life billboard will be unveiled on March 29 on Chicago’s South side in a heavily African American area. The Chicago billboard will feature a graphic of President Obama with its message saying, “Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted.”
The display is sponsored by the pro-life group Life Always, the same group that put up a billboard in New York informing New Yorkers that abortion is no less than genocide against America’s black population.
The billboard in New York was so controversial that it only lasted a short time before it was taken down due to death threats and threats of violence issued by abortion activists.
March 29, 2011 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Liberals, Money, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
The Left’s Koch and Bull Story
-By Warner Todd Huston
Any more being on the left is little different than being a flat earther or a true believer in UFOs. One may as well accept that sprites infest the woodlands and leprechauns have cornered the gold market as believe in the fantastic conspiracies the left indulges in. The left’s latest flight of fantasy has been its anti-Koch brothers zealotry.
Matthew Continetti has done a great job in a recent issue of the Weekly Standard tearing apart the left’s edge-of-earth theories that the eeeevil Koch brothers are funding the entire right-wing smear machine across the country.
We can liken the left’s wild-eyed Koch conspiracies to the way the Old Media (and this time I mean really old media) reported the exploits of the western outlaw, Jesse James and his gang of bank robbers back in the late 1800s. If one were to believe newspaper reports of the 1870s, the James gang were seen in nearly every southern, midwestern, and near western state for a decade and usually all at the same time — which was a pretty good trick in the days when it took at least a week to get from Chicago to San Francisco.
-By Frederick Meekins
In his comments regarding the cancellation of a football game, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell actually let slip the contempt he feels towards the citizens of the United States in general and the people of the Keystone State in particular.
In one remark especially, Rendell posited that the Chinese are to be extolled for the hypothetical situation that they would likely attend a scheduled athletic event despite dangerous weather conditions and march down to the arena on foot in the process.
–By Selwyn Duke
It was the body slam heard around the world. When some Australian schoolboys decided to videotape themselves bullying 15-year old Casey Heynes, one of them got more than he bargained for. Casey, who had been pushed around and humiliated for years, responded to a punch in his face and other attempted blows by hoisting his tormentor WWE style and introducing him to the pavement. The result was a video that went viral in a way the bullies had never imagined and for a reason they certainly had never hoped: Casey has become a hero worldwide.
That is, a hero to everyone except the “experts.” Ah, the experts, uncommon people you can rely on for all-too-common senselessness. As The Sydney Morning Herald writes:
-By Rev Michael Bresciani
Over forty years of study in eschatology (Second coming doctrine) have been bolstered by several revelations that came in my youth and a few later in life about America’s future. They and the prophecies of scripture are now being fulfilled right before my eyes.
The only thing more disturbing than the fulfillment of prophecy is the wholesale refusal of Americans to take it seriously, or to notice it at all. I suppose I should be satisfied because with the revelation I received, came a clear warning that not many would believe it or take heed. Somehow it seems like little consolation, probably because I love America and its people and that means I could only hope for the best for this once towering nation.
March 26, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Conservatives, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, George Soros, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
Politico has a story up about Media Matters that shows just how illegitimate, how low down, how filled with vitriol and hate its efforts to push George Sorros’ left-wing agenda is. Media Matters, you see, has quietly revamped its operations to go from mere media criticism to outright enemy and saboteur of Fox News. They are even going to far as to research the lives and financial holdings of even the lowliest Fox employees in order to “sabotage” Fox and to blackmail employees.
Ben Smith recalls that Media Matters, a left-wing blog funded to the tune of $10 million a year by folks like billionaire financier George Soros, originally started its life on the Internet as the sort of media opposition to right of center blogs, talk radio hosts, and TV newsers like Fox News. But Smith reports that Media Matters is now retrenching and starting a new direction: saboteur of Fox News.
I don’t say “saboteur” in hyperbole, either. Media Matters founder David Brock himself casts Media Matters’ new role as the official saboteur of Fox.
March 26, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Larry Sand, Liberals, Public Employees Unions, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions | Comments Off on
Teachers Unions and Truth: Rarely Does the Twain Meet
-By Larry Sand
Misinformation is at the heart of unionspeak.
Public school teachers have been told for years that they are only respected by the general public because Big Union fights for them and gets them that respect.
However, the opposite would appear to be true. America still loves its teachers…the good ones, that is. They don’t like the bad ones, the self-pitiers and the bullying unions that keep incompetent teachers on the job, ruining the lives of thousands of children every year. Nothing makes this point better than the recent situation in Wisconsin where certain members of the teaching community showed their true colors.
The unions also tell teachers that if not for them they’d be toiling away for minimum wage. But again, that’s wrong. And it’s not only teachers who buy this line – much of the general public does too.
March 26, 2011 | Filed Under ACORN, Congress, Crime, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Freedom, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Judges, Law, Liberals, Liberty, President, Regulation, Republicans, Rights, Senate, Texas, Warner Todd Huston | 6 Comments
-By Warner Todd Huston
I am here in sunny Houston, Texas attending the opening night of the True The Vote Summit and what a night it has been. We heard some inspiring speeches for this sold out event, saw some interesting attendees, and met an awful lot of great folks.
It has been thrilling to see several hundred handpicked Tea Partiers and local concerned citizens from 27 states here to learn how they, too, can stop vote fraud in their own districts using the methods learned the hard way in 2010 by the King Street Patriots here in Harris County, Texas.
You might recall back in Sept. of 2010 when the KSPers discovered an ACORN guy that had registered over 23,000 fake voters for the 2010 elections here in Texas. That was only the beginning of their efforts to root out vote fraud in one of the most corrupt Democrat controlled areas in the state.
From the United Republican Fund of Illinois…
Commonsense Bill Supports Women’s Health in Their Time of Need
WINFIELD, IL – The United Republican Fund of Illinois, Inc. (URF) stands with Rep. Darlene Senger (R-Naperville), who has introduced legislation in Springfield that would raise abortion clinics health standards to be comparable to other outpatient surgical centers. This commonsense legislation passed out of the House committee with unanimous, bipartisan support, despite bewildering opposition by the ACLU and women’s rights groups.
“How could anyone that claims to be concerned about women’s health oppose raising reproductive health care clinic standards to a basic level?” URF Executive Director Dennis LaComb said Wednesday. “We applaud Rep. Senger’s logical actions, and urge any lawmaker concerned about their constituents’ health care to support giving Illinois women the best possible medical care during their time of need.”
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