Jan 16 2011

Will Luke Esser Follow in Michael Steele’s Footsteps?

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Michael Steele is now out as chairman of the Republican National Committee, having lost his re-election bid this past Friday. Is Luke Esser going to follow a similar path when the Washington State Republican Party elects its chairman next Saturday?

Luke Esser (left) voted for National RNC Chair in Maryland last Friday.

There are three people running against Esser for a new two-year term as State Party Chairman – Kirby Wilbur, Curt Fackler, and Bill Rennie. After Steve Beren posted his interviews of both Esser and the first candidate to throw his hat in the ring, Wilbur, (http://www.redcounty.com/content/my-interview-luke-esser-our-party-always-re-energized-right), I put out a poll on the Puget Sound Conservative Underground website, asking whom should be the Chairman of the Republican Party – Esser or Wilbur? (http://www.meetup.com/PugetSoundConservativeUnderground/polls/259055/). Of the 53 conservatives who took the poll, an overwhelming 51 chose Wilbur. Read more »

Jan 14 2011

The Other Greatest Generation

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Not what you’d expect. Thanks Judy!

Jan 14 2011

Civic Literacy

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When our group started meeting back in April of 2009, Roger brought a copy of the Constitution for each attendee.  He highlighted Article I Section 8: Powers of Congress (enumerated in 17 paragraphs) and the tenth Amendment :  “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States are reserved to the States respectively, or  to the people. ”

This was an eye opener to me as I can’t remember if I ever read the Constitution prior to this meeting.  I wasn’t alone and so when we had a candidates’ forum last year, I handed out a pocketbook copy of the Constitution to all attendees.

Last week, on January 6th, members of the new Republican-led House of Representatives took part in an unusual event: a reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of the chamber. This should happen every year!

From Hotair:

Elected officials know less about the Constitution than the public. So claims the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which just concluded a five-year study on the American public’s knowledge of its foundational legal document.  The bad news: the general public gets an F, with just a 54% average on the 33-question civics test.  The worse news: those who identified themselves as public officeholders scored an average of five points worse than the general public.

Take the quiz yourself and see if you need a remedial civics class!

Jan 12 2011

Shoreline Caucus Meeting: January 20th

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 Many of you enjoyed a great Christmas party with the Shoreline Caucus earlier this month, and if you missed it, you missed a great time and some great Christmas treats!  Now, join us for the first Shoreline Caucus meeting of the new year, on Thursday evening, January 20th, at 7 PM.  We’ll be in the Innis Arden Clubhouse, at:

1430 N.W. 188th
Shoreline, WA 98177

Agenda:

Gary Gagliardi – Nine Next Steps for Conservatives in District 32
Lisa Thwing – Influencing the Republican Party
Steve Beren – Featured Speaker – Emerging Trends from the 2010 Elections

This will be a great meeting with a lot of interesting info (and as always, some great refreshments), so I hope you’ll join us as we prepare for the next campaign season.

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Jan 05 2011

Compact Florescent Bulb Cleanup

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Thank you Linda! 

Think you’re going to love those curly florescent bulbs, and feel as though you’re doing your part to keep America green?  Well, be sure not to break one!  See the  EPA’s CFL Cleanup Guidelines on cleaning up and disposing of a broken compact florescent bulb.  Here’s the question; what percent of the America public is going to follow the EPA guidelines?  Can you spell mercury in our landfills???

Not only are they ugly, but my experience is they take about 10 minutes to fully illuminate. So, I just leave them on rather than wait!

Jan 05 2011

Congressional Reform Act of 2011‏

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Thank you John from PSCU!

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months and 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

Please email to a minimum of twenty people on your address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. Term Limits.

12 years only, one of the possible options below.. Read more »

Jan 01 2011

Inspirational: Human Camera

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Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. Stephen was born in London to West Indian parents on 24th April, 1974. As a child he was mute, and did not relate to other human beings. Aged three, he was diagnosed as autistic. He had no language and lived entirely in his own world.

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