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October 2007

  1. Ron Paul to Speak on UM Diag

    Ron Paul will be speaking on the University of Michigan diag on Tuesday, October 9th, at 7pm following the debate. This is a wonderful opportunity to see Dr. Paul speak in person. I’m sure there will be a huge turnout.

  2. GOP candidate Ron Paul speaking on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00pm on the Diag.

    GOP candidate Ron Paul speaking on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00pm on the Diag. We expect a very large crowd. Hope to see you there.

  3. Should the Washtenaw GOP support the recall of 10 legislators that voted to raise taxes?

    Michigan citizens "recalled" elected politicians back in 1983 who raised taxes then and were quite successful against amazingly powerful anti-recall groups. See http://www.mitaxpayers.org/recall1983.html for details.

    Perhaps it is time again?? Michigan Taxpayers Alliance is initiating the fight and they are being non-partisan. 5 republicans and 5 democrates are targeted.

    According the WSJ, Michigan currently has the 14th highest tax burden in the country, the highest unemployment, top three in foreclosures, (and horrible roads). Shouldn't that be reversed? Shouldn't Michigan politicians make Michigan a "job magnet" ? Is raising taxes how that is done? Could a liberal chime in here.

    The new budget - just passed - is $1 Billion more then the previous year - how does that create the "environment" for new jobs and new business? What message does that send to companies that actually do hire workers?

  4. All is not LOST - the UN taxing the world?

    In DC - the representatives of our fine nation are possibly going to vote on an International treaty called 'The Law of the Sea Treaty' (LOST). Up for debate is where, how, and who administers the open seas. That means lawsuits, fines, and other nasty governmental reaches.  LOST was rejected by Regan back in the 80's for several reasons. But now it looks like Bush may be in support of the US signing on.

    Problems;;; aplenty.   LOST may give the UN the right to tax internationally - something it can NOT do now.    LOST will allow anyone to sue a governement for damages caused (percieved or otherwise) to the oceans (KYOTO style) And LOST would be a major step toward UN world government.  Think commerce clause but on a world scale.....

    Details at NRO . . .
    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MzQwNmUzOWUwNzljOTZhOGE5OGIxMGI1MmMwZjQ1MWQ=

  5. A Report from the Global Warming Battlefield

    Published at TCS Daily, Roy Spencer gives a periodic update on the other side of Global Alamism Grant writting fanatism, Warming.  A few more questions need to be answered before we can assume the worst - Is the planet coming out of a 400 year "mini ice age" ? 
    - Are NASA thermometer reading across the world being skewed by "local spurious heat influences" (concrete, AC fans, sprawl in general etc). ?
    - How much grant money is available for global warming "research"? 

    Short story here: http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=081307B

  6. Gun show in Saline next weekend

    Huron Gun Collectors is having a gun show at the Saline Fairgrounds this weekend, October 27 and 28, from 9am to 4pm Saturday and 9-3 Sunday. 

    Some 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $4. (517) 605-0624.

  7. Wow - Reid-Rush US Senate smear letter up over $850,000 on Ebay!

    From the ebay listing . . . 
    When "Dingy Harry" Reid and the U.S. Senate turned away from the business of the nation to instead smear a private citizen, forty-one of them sent a letter demanding the "repudiation" of their inaccurate interpretation of Rush Limbaugh's comments about Jesse Al-Zaid (a.k.a. Jesse MacBeth) and other "phony soldiers" who falsify their service. This letter was delivered to Mark Mays of Clear Channel Communications, Rush Limbaugh's syndication partner, and widely quoted in the Drive-By Media.

    This letter is now bid up to $851,000 and still climbing.  

    100% of this auction's winning bid will be donated to "The Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation," a registered charity which provides financial assistance to the children of fallen Marines and federal law enforcement officers.

    Bid here, http://cgi.ebay.com/Original-Harry-Reid-Rush-Limbaugh-Smear-Letter_W0QQitemZ260170172469QQcategoryZ4105QQcmdZViewItem

  8. Michelle Malkin gets all SCHIPpy for Tim Walberg

    "I won’t be bullied on SCHIP.”
    By Michelle Malkin • October 9, 2007 10:07 AM Good for you, Rep. Tim Walberg:

    Right now if you listen to a popular country radio station in south-central Michigan, you can hear advertisements spreading lies about my position on S-CHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program).

    The station selection for this ad seems appropriate for House Democrats, whose blatant twisting of the truth is fit for a remake of Garth Brooks’s classic song “Friends in Low Places.”

    House Democrats continue to mischaracterize Republican support of the S-CHIP program, and would like you to believe that Republicans do not care about poor, needy kids.

    Democrats are using this smear campaign against Republicans to gain support for their tax-and-spend economic policies. Sadly, they are taking the focus away from where this debate should be: meeting the needs of children of low-income families.

    I support renewing S-CHIP to provide health care to children in low-income families, but I also believe we need to ensure that the children’s health program is available for children who need it, and not for adults, people who enter the country illegally, or families who already have private insurance.

    The Democratic legislation takes a program originally meant for children of low-income families and expands it to cover some families earning up to $83,000 and illegal immigrants, while moving millions of children from private health insurance to government programs.

    In 2006, 118,501 children and 101,919 adults in Michigan received health care from the S-CHIP program. Incredibly, this means that 46 percent of Michigan’s funding allotment intended to give poor children health insurance actually went to cover adults.

    The Wall Street Journal further described this problem in its August 9 editorial: “The bill goes so far as to offer increasing ‘bonus payments’ to states as they enroll more people in their SCHIP programs. To grease the way, the bill re-labels children’ as anyone under 25, and ‘low income’ as up to… $82,600 for a family of four.”

    It is unfathomable to think that Democrats want to expand a program that currently does not meet the full objective of covering poor children, and expand it to try to insure single adults. I’m not sure what part of “children’s health care” liberals in Congress do not understand.

    And to pay for their huge expansion, House Democrats need 22 million new smokers to begin lighting up over the next ten years. Over two million kids will move from private health care to Washington-based, government run health care under the House leadership’s plan.

  9. Main stream drive-by media secures Al Qaeda web sites - stops Pentagon from snooping . . .

    First it was the NY Times, printing for the world to see, exactly how the Pentagon acquires secret information on Al Qaeda via certain intercepts of communication. Thanks! That saved lives - Al Qaeda lives. . . Terrorist lives . . . who now have more time to shoot at our troops in the field, plan more attacks against us, and cause the War to gone on yet even for longer.

    Now ABC News has broken a story on how a Pentagon's secret internet systems detect Al Qaeda web broadcasts - intercepting messages before they hit the web. The last message picked up days pre-broadcast.

    BUT not anymore - ABC news has leaked the secrets to the entire world - with Al Qaeda picking up the story they quickly shut down all their servers across the globe. Our intelligence community actually watched as one after another, the sites went dark.

    Gee - Thanks ABC News - another weapon lost, another battle we will fight without information. Whose side are they on anyways? Perhaps next time ABC News could just go out and shoot at our troops - - - LOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS.

    Story below thanks to Drudge report. . .

    http://www.nysun.com/article/64163

  10. Presidential candidate Dr. Paul to speak at the University of Michigan Tuesday 10/9

    Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul will be speaking at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus at 7:30pm, Tuesday October 9th, following the Michigan Republican Presidential Debate. It will take place on the University of Michigan Diag, in front of the Hatcher Graduate Library.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Congressman Paul:

    -Never voted to increase taxes
    -Never voted for an unbalanced budget
    -Never taken a government paid junket
    -Never voted against the 2nd Amendment
    -Is totally opposed to illegal immigration and abortion

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