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NOT Politics:
What you should REALLY be concerned with:
Massive Long-term Power Outage

Dry Run: San Jose Terrorist Attack on large electrical substation just one year ago
-- sophisticated and well-thought out -- and no, they never found the culprits

You never heard about it because the Boston Marathon Bombing was all the news, and then the big explosion at the fertilizer plant in Texas...

Click HERE for NPR story

and click HERE for the Wall Street Journal article

If large portions of the electrical grid go down for months, how can you survive?

You will have
  • no lights
  • no heat (natural gas is electrically controlled too)
  • no phones (telephones and cell phones both)
  • no transportation (gas pumps won't work)
  • no refrigeration (there goes your food supply unless it's on the shelf)
  • no food at the stores (remember, no gas for trucks to bring it in)
  • no water (electrical water pumps, remember)
  • probably anarchy (somebody out there wants some of your stuff, and there aren't enough police to help you)
  • the banking system will be down (will your money still have value?)

  • if the cause is from an Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse (click for HERE info) in addition to the above, basically all electronic devices, including all hand-held devices, will actually be destroyed. This is brought home in the novel One Second After by William R. Forstchen. Foreword by Newt Gingrich. (Click here for Amazon link) While the book itself is fiction, it describes what could actually happen if a nuclear device is detonated in the upper atmosphere.

    The lesson in both scenarios: Don't panic, but a bit of preparation never hurts! Decide not to be a victim

ERC 2014 Essay Contest! Click here for info on the Eastside Republican Club Scholarship Program.

Essay topic: How would a $15/hour minimum wage affect jobs?

meets on 1st Tuesdays

Click here for details


CONSERVATISM:

This video should go VIRAL in 2014! (click)

You only have to endure Obama for the first half - the rest is great!


"All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree."

--James Madison

VOTE NO on PROP 1 -- Why? What you need to know

Click HERE for the scoop on this from KCGOP

And click HERE for Families for Sustainable Transit info

Seattle Times: Hey Metro! Come clean on your numbers! Click here

You want to hear about GUN CONTROL?!!
Alan Gottlieb, Pres. of the Second Amendment Foundation will
speak at the April 21st PCO meeting! Come one, come all!

Gun Control-- is all about CONTROL!
HERE's a link to I-591 -- the good initiative


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


Coming up: Quickie Calendar


April 21, Monday, 7:00 pm
Fifth District PCO Meeting

Exec Board Meeting at 6:30

Speaker: Bill Bryant,
Seattle Port Commissioner,

         and
Alan Gottlieb,
President & Founder of the
Second Amendment Foundation
         and the
Citizens Committee for the
Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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

usually meets on 3rd Mondays--
BUT the May meeting is on May 20th, Tuesday--
then June 16th, Monday


April 21, May 14, May 20
All at 7pm
Reagan Dunn Town Meeting

Click for details here in his Newsletter

April 24, Thursday, 6:30/7:00
Issaquah/Sammamish Tea Party Patriots

6:30 social; 7:00 meeting

Speaker: Linda Matson, Washington State Strategist

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

Click here for details


May 1, 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


May 6, Tuesday, 6:00/6:45
Eastside Republican Club

Speaker: Andy Hill,
State Senator, 45th District
Chair, Ways & Means Committee

dinner: 6 pm; program at 6:45

For planning purposes,
please RSVP here for dinner

Embassy Suites
3225 158th Ave SE
Bellevue (Eastgate)

A great way to meet other Right-wingers!

ERC 2014 Essay Contest! Click here for info on the ERC Scholarship Program.

Essay topic: How would a $15/hour minimum wage affect jobs?

meets on 1st Tuesdays

Click here for details


May 15, Thursday, 7pm
Conservative Enthusiasts

Master Builders Facility
335 116th Ave SE, Bellevue

meets on 3rd Thursdays

Click for agenda and directions


May 17, Saturday
(Armed Forces Day)
Washington State Republican Party
Annual Dinner & Auction

Puyallup Fairgrounds

Click here for info


May 21, Wednesday, 11:00 am
Cascade Republican Women

Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club
36005 SE Ridge Street
Snoqualmie 98065

RSVP to Emma: 425-396-5249
meets on 3rd Wednesdays except Jul-Aug


June 12, Thursday

Michael Reagan

speaking at the Mason County (Shelton) Reagan Legacy Dinner

Click here for info


for more listings, see our Calendar page

Conundrums:

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.

What do the Marines know that the leftist civilians don't? What a contrast between Pres. Bush's and Obama's visits to the troops!

Here's the link - click on the video part way down the page


In early January 2014, Bob Lonsberry, a Rochester talk radio personality on WHAM 1180 AM, said this in response to Obama's "income inequality speech":

Two Americas

The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.

The America that works, and the America that doesn't.

The America that contributes, and the America that doesn't.

It's not the haves and the have nots, it's the dos and the don'ts.

Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don't. That's the divide in America.

It's not about income inequality, it's about civic irresponsibility.

It's about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office.

It's about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country. That's not invective, that's truth, and it's about time someone said it.

The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting "income inequality." He noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that's not just.

That is the rationale of thievery. The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. Vote Democrat.

That is the philosophy that produced Detroit. It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America.

It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.

The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope.

The president's premise - that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful - seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices.

Because, by and large, income variations in society is a result of different choices leading to different consequences. Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure. Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income.

You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college - and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education.

You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course.

Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.

My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives also have had an in equality of effort. While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than mine.

Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth? No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.

It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure.

The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime's worth of asinine and shortsighted decisions.

Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort. The simple Law of the Harvest - as ye sow, so shall ye reap - is sometimes applied as, "The harder you work, the more you get."

Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.

Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity.

He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.

It is a false philosophy to say one man's success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man's victimization.

What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit. That's what socialists offer. Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow.

Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln's maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.


Coming in September:
ATLAS SHRUGGED - THE MOVIE Part III
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Remember, we're the party of deep thought, and good cheer. And patriotic! So give it to us!

 

"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

Buy American -- click here for YouTube video



and this one too: " 'merican Monday"

What IS Happening to our country? -- False Hope...

link to Video


 


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!

This man is working during the storm, while the rest of
our Federal employees are taking a snow day off in D.C.
They'll be back in Congress soon,
to discuss his pay and benefit cuts.

 

"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

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

Click HERE for Chad's newsletter


Also, click here for info about Chad's reelection kickoff on May 9th, 5:00pm-6:30 with Rob McKenna



...from the King County Council...

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

King County District 9: Reagan Dunn
Click HERE for Reagan's latest newsletter and info on his town meetings


 

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

"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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