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Emergency Wildfire Relief

The King County Republican Party, partnered with Northwest Republican Community Fund, and in coordination with other partners in the King County community, will be sponsoring a supply drive to benefit the wildfire victims in Central Washington.

  • Items specifically requested are:

  • Generators -- 10KW to 50KW
  • Baby formula, diapers, wipes
  • Cases of bottled water
  • Sleeping bags, blankets
  • Non-perishable food items
  • VISA/MC gift cards (to be used for gas, supplies, and groceries)
  • A location in Bellevue-Bellevue North Shopping Center, located off 106th Ave NE & NE 10/12th St-will be open beginning Friday, July 25 at 10 am where items can be dropped off. The drive will run through Thursday, July 31. Items will be transported over to Central Washington the following weekend. The location has been donated for use by Wallace Properties, Inc.

    "Our friends, family and neighbors just a couple hours away have suffered tremendously since early July when these devastating fires first began. We wanted to put together a coalition of folks here in King County to show our support and act on the prayers and thoughts that have been with those affected by the fires for the last several weeks. We are excited about our community here coming together to help fellow citizens of our great state" -- Lori Sotelo, KCGOP Chair

    Address to drive location: 1100 106th Ave NE #15, Bellevue, WA 98004

    For questions, general inquiries and media inquiries, please contact kingcountycares@gmail.com or Julie Spatacean at 425-443-9920.

    Dinesh D'Souza's America

    is still in a few local theaters, but it ends soon!

    For theaters and times, click HERE (Fandango)

    America, the BOOK, is #1 on Amazon, #2 New York Times!

    Short-term Calendar -- more details below *click*








    27 28 29 30 31
    Tea Party
    Aug 1
    KC GOP
    Phone Bank
    3 4 5
    Election Day
    6 7
    CAPR Meeting
    8 9
    Festival at Mt Si

    GOD BLESS AMERICA! (click)

    Gun Control-- is all about CONTROL!
    ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER: 591 VS 594: Read about I-591 -- the good initiative

    Initiative 594 chips away at our rights. What rights? Watch! Click HERE

    Peggy Noonan: Obama: The Daydream and the Nightmare

    Obama isn't doing his job. He's waiting for history to recognize his greatness.

    Scroll way down or click here

    Coming up: Detailed Calendar

    July 31st, Thursday, 7:00 pm
    Issaquah Tea Party Patriots

    Issaquah Police Station, Eagle Room

    Speaker: State Rep Jay Rodne

    130 E Sunset Way
    Issaquah 98027

    Usually meets on last Thursdays
    click for info

    No August ERC Meeting

    August 7, Thursday, 6:00/7:00
    CAPR King County Chapter
    (Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights)
    You Liberty 21-ers come too!

    Dinner: 6 pm; meeting 7:00
    Issaquah IHOP
    1433 NW Sammamish Rd., Issaquah

    meets on 1st Thursdays
    Click here for map

    August 18th, Monday, 7:00 pm
    Come early!
    Meet and greet at 6:30

    Fifth District PCO Meeting

    Eagle Room,
    Issaquah Police Station
    130 E Sunset Way
    Issaquah 98027

    usually meets on 3rd Mondays--
    Next ones: Sept 15th and Oct 20th, both Mondays

    Sept 5, Friday
    5th's Wine & Cheese Event
    Gibson Hall - Issaquah
    Speaker: Dave Reichert, Congressman, 8th District
    Come meet the candidates!

    October 18, Saturday
    KC GOP Liberty Dinner & Auction
    Bellevue Hyatt

    further details as they become available

    for more listings, see our long-range calendar page


    I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 30.06 right in the doorway.

    I left 6 shells beside it, then left it alone and went about my business. While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of our house.

    After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn't moved itself outside. It certainly hadn't killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so. In fact, it hadn't even loaded itself. Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people.

    - - - Either the media is wrong. or I'm in possession of the laziest gun in the world.

    Well, I'm off to check on my spoons. I hear they're making people fat.

    • The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World.
    • But if you take out Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and New Orleans, the US is 4th from the bottom for Murders.
    • These 4 Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the United States
    • ALL 4 are controlled by Democrats.
    • It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data - right?


    The six contradictions of socialism in the United States of America:

    • America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.
    • Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.
    • They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.
    • Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.
    • The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
    • They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

    from Dinesh D'Souza:
    AMERICA -- The Movie
    click HERE for the AMERICA main page

    If Obama hated D'Souza's "2016"
    he's REALLY going to hate this!

    Where's it playing? Click HERE

    And the book is on the shelves now!

    Coming September 12th:
    Click here for the trailer!!

    This is a work of art -- view it full screen!!

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    Weather Channel Founder discusses "Global Warming"

    Click HERE for video from American Prosperity.com

    Peggy Noonan: Obama: The Daydream and the Nightmare

    Obama isn't doing his job. He's waiting for history to recognize his greatness.

    I don't know if we sufficiently understand how weird and strange, how historically unparalleled, this presidency has become. We've got a sitting president who was just judged in a major poll to be the worst since World War II. The worst president in 70 years! Quinnipiac University's respondents also said, by 54% to 44%, that the Obama administration is not competent to run the government. A Zogby Analytics survey asked if respondents are proud or ashamed of the president. Those under 50 were proud, while those over 50, who have of course the longest experienced sense of American history, were ashamed.

    We all know the reasons behind the numbers. The scandals that suggest poor stewardship and, in the case of the IRS, destructive political mischief. The president's signature legislation, which popularly bears his name and contains within it the heart of his political meaning, continues to wreak havoc in marketplaces and to be unpopular with the public. He is incapable of working with Congress, the worst at this crucial aspect of the job since Jimmy Carter, though Mr. Carter at least could work with the Mideast and produced the Camp David Accords. Mr. Obama has no regard for Republicans and doesn't like to be with Democrats. Internationally, small states that have traditionally been the locus of trouble (the Mideast) are producing more of it, while large states that have been more stable in their actions (Russia, China) are newly, starkly aggressive.

    That's a long way of saying nothing's working.

    Which I'm sure you've noticed.

    But I'm not sure people are noticing the sheer strangeness of how the president is responding to the lack of success around him. He once seemed a serious man. He wrote books, lectured on the Constitution. Now he seems unserious, frivolous, shallow. He hangs with celebrities, plays golf. His references to Congress are merely sarcastic: "So sue me." "They don't do anything except block me. And call me names. It can't be that much fun."

    In a truly stunning piece in early June, Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein interviewed many around the president and reported a general feeling that events have left him - well, changed. He is "taking fuller advantage of the perquisites of office," such as hosting "star-studded dinners that sometimes go on well past midnight." He travels, leaving the White House more in the first half of 2014 than any other time of his presidency except his re-election year. He enjoys talking to athletes and celebrities, not grubby politicians, even members of his own party. He is above it all.

    On his state trip to Italy in the spring, he asked to spend time with "interesting Italians." They were wealthy, famous. The dinner went for four hours. The next morning his staff were briefing him for a "60 Minutes" interview about Ukraine and health care. "One aide paraphrased Obama's response: 'Just last night I was talking about life and art, big interesting things, and now we're back to the minuscule things on politics.'"

    Minuscule? Politics is his job.

    When the crisis in Ukraine escalated in March, White House aides wondered if Mr. Obama should cancel a planned weekend golf getaway in Florida. He went. At the lush "Ocean Reef Club," he reportedly told his dinner companions: "I needed this. I needed the golf. I needed to laugh. I needed to spend time with friends."

    You get the impression his needs are pretty important in his hierarchy of concerns.

    This is a president with 2-1/2 years to go who shows every sign of running out the clock. Normally in a game you run out the clock when you're winning. He's running it out when he's losing.

    All this is weird, unprecedented. The president shows no sign - none - of being overwhelmingly concerned and anxious at his predicaments or challenges. Every president before him would have been. They'd be questioning what they're doing wrong, changing tack. They'd be ordering frantic aides to meet and come up with what to change, how to change it, how to find common ground not only with Congress but with the electorate.

    Instead he seems disinterested, disengaged almost to the point of disembodied. He is fatalistic, passive, minimalist. He talks about hitting "singles" and "doubles" in foreign policy.

    "The world seems to disappoint him," says the New Yorker's liberal and sympathetic editor, David Remnick.

    What kind of illusions do you have to have about the world to be disappointed when it, and its players, act aggressively or foolishly? Presidents aren't supposed to have those illusions, and they're not supposed to check out psychologically when their illusions are shattered.

    Barack Obama doesn't seem to care about his unpopularity, or the decisions he's made that have not turned out well. He doesn't seem concerned. A guess at the reason: He thinks he is right about his essential policies. He is steering the world toward not relying on America. He is steering America toward greater dependence on and allegiance to government. He is creating a more federally controlled, Washington-centric nation that is run and organized by progressives. He thinks he's done his work, set America on a leftward course, and though his poll numbers are down now, history will look back on him and see him as heroic, realistic, using his phone and pen each day in spite of unprecedented resistance. He is Lincoln, scorned in his time but loved by history.

    He thinks he is in line with the arc of history, that America, for all its stops and starts, for all the recent Supreme Court rulings, has embarked in the long term on governmental and cultural progressivism. Thus in time history will have the wisdom to look back and see him for what he really was: the great one who took every sling and arrow, who endured rising unpopularity, the first black president and the only one made to suffer like this.

    That's what he's doing by running out the clock: He's waiting for history to get its act together and see his true size.

    He's like someone who's constantly running the movie "Lincoln" in his head. It made a great impression on him, that movie. He told Time magazine, and Mr. Remnick, how much it struck him. President Lincoln of course had been badly abused in his time. Now his greatness is universally acknowledged. But if Mr. Obama read more of Lincoln, he might notice Lincoln's modesty, his plain ways, his willingness every day to work and negotiate with all who opposed him, from radical abolitionists who thought him too slow to supporters of a negotiated peace who thought him too martial. Lincoln showed respect for others. Those who loved him and worked for him thought he showed too much. He was witty and comical but not frivolous and never shallow. He didn't say, "So sue me." He never gave up trying to reach agreement and resolution.

    It is weird to have a president who has given up. So many young journalists diligently covering this White House, especially those for whom it is their first, think what they're seeing is normal.

    It is not. It is unprecedented and deeply strange. And, because the world is watching and calculating, unbelievably dangerous.

    Click here for the article in the Wall Street Journal

    "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."

    --Thomas Paine in The American Crisis, 1776

    "No people will tamely surrender their Liberties,

    nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

    --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

    A gun is like a parachute. If you need one,
    and don't have one, you'll never need one again.


    Neil Cavuto (Fox News) Responds

    to Pres. Obama blaming Fox for 2/3 of the country disliking Obamacare. Click HERE for text.

    or click HERE for video!


    Click on the festival for information

    June 13-15 Fri/Sat/Sun

    Maple Valley Days

    June 14 Saturday

    Fall City Days

    July 4 Friday

    Carnation 4th of July Celebration

    July 12 Saturday

    King County GOP Picnic

    July 20 Sunday

    Highland Days 3 - 7pm

    Aug 8-10 Fri/Sat/Sun

    Festival at Mount Si

    Aug 15-17 Fri/Sat/Sun
    Parade Aug 16

    Snoqualmie Railroad Days

    Aug 30 - Sept 1 Sat/Sun
    Parade Sept 1

    Black Diamond Labor Days

    Oct 4, 5 Sat/Sun
    Parade Oct 4

    Issaquah Salmon Days

    We need people to man these booths! Bill Cassill is the volunteer coordinator for these events - click HERE and tell him for which event and what days you're available. These booths don't man themselves, and for many voters, it's the only link to honest information they will see.

    "The change we seek has always required great struggle and great sacrifice." - - Barack Hussein Obama

    "The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master."- - - Ayn Rand

    "Here's the whole quote: It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master."

    The Fountainhead, 1943.

    "The origin and outset of the American Republic, contain lessons of which posterity ought not to be deprived."

    --James Madison, to William Eustis, 1819

    What Were They Thinking? The Founders' Thoughts Behind the Constitution

    Read The Federalist Papers

    "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."

    James Madison, Federalist #51

    Get grounded! Click here for links to our founding documents


    ""The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgement to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."


    "The philosophy of gun control: Teenagers are roaring through town at 90MPH, where the speed limit is 25. Your solution is to lower the speed limit to 20. "

    - Sam Cohen (inventor of the neutron bomb)

    Veteran 5th District State Rep Jay Rodne
    and currently a Marine!

    Click HERE for Jay's latest Newsletter

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    and our newest 5th District Representative
    Chad Magendanz
    Chad is the ranking Republican on the House Education Committee

    Click HERE for Chad's newsletter

    and HERE for his State website

    personal website, click HERE

    ...from the King County Council...

    King County Council District 3: Kathy Lambert
    Click HERE for Kathy's latest newsletter

    and HERE for her County website

    personal website, click HERE

    King County District 9: Reagan Dunn
    Click HERE for Reagan's latest newsletter

    and HERE for his County website

    personal website, click HERE

    ...from the United States Congress...

    Congressional District 8: Dave Reichert
    Dave is on the House Ways & Means Committee
    Click HERE for Dave's official website

    personal website, click HERE


    OLYMPIA: Get the scoop from the House Republicans - (Click here)


    You can choose to spend it any way you wish,
    But you can only spend it once.

    "Democracy tends to ignore, even deny, threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed to counter them. It awakens only when the danger becomes deadly, imminent, evident. By then, either there is too little time left for it to save itself, or the price of survival has become crushingly high."

    Jean-Francois Revel - (1924-2006) French politician, journalist, author, philosopher


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