Sep 30 2012

Challenge to liberals and conservatives

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Doorbelling in my neighborhood, I’ve observed that  some liberals are shocked that I am supporting conservative candidates. I’m shocked that they are shocked! I think it’s time for liberals and conservatives to share why they think the way they do. We all want what’s is best for the county–that we can agree upon. We differ on  the ‘how’ and it’s  a function of our  information sources.

My guess is that  liberals listen to NPR and MSNBC. They might ‘like’ liberal pages on Facebook. They read blogs such as the Huffington Post , the Daily KOS and Media Matters. They read newspapers such as The New York Times.

My guess is that conservatives listen to KTTH and Foxnews. They might ‘like’ conservative pages on Facebook. They read blogs like Hot Air, The Weekly Standard, and Powerline.  They might read the Wall Street Journal.

The challenge to myself and anyone else who cares to join me is to spend 1/2 hour a day examining differing opinions.  We may learn something and sharpen our reasoning skills.

Sep 30 2012

100 Reasons to vote for Romney and why not to vote for Obama

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H/T Frieda! Listen to Hugh Hewitt’s reasons.

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Sep 30 2012

Voter ID: An analysis

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I have some friends  and  relatives who are opposed to voter ID. I don’t understand. We need ID for everything in this day and age of identity theft.  It seems like a no brainer to me. Read more »

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Sep 30 2012

Why I changed my vote

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Americans who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 share why they’re changing their vote in 2012 and will be casting their ballot for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in November. H/T Kathi.

Sep 30 2012

Rare Photo

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The only known photograph of Karl Marx and Barack Obama together.

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Sep 30 2012

Paradoxical Quote of the Day from Ben Stein

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“Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured… but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.” Now add this, “Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.”

Sep 30 2012

Congressional District #7: Candidate Ron Bemis v Jim McDermott

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From Ron Bemis:

Dear Friends and Supporters,

JUST 8 WEEKS AND COUNTING!

It’s now time to UPSET Washington D.C.! After our upset victory in the August Primary Election for the 7th CD, we now move forward to upset Jim McDermott on November 6th!

Big Money controls politics?  Not this time. Our barely 2 month new campaign was outspent 15:1 by an historically high spending $250,000 ‘Big Money’ challenger (who campaigned 16 months) — yet we won against him … and we won with 2-1/2 times his vote total!

Newcomer trampled by a crowded field?  Not this time. 6 challengers squared off in the primary to face the career incumbent in November– and our underreported new campaign won against all the challengers …  and we won more votes than ALL of them combined! Read more »

Sep 30 2012

Auditor’s Race: Candidate Watkins writes about opponent Kelly

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From James Watkins, candidate for state auditor:

Friends – this is an unpleasant post to write.

As soon as State Representative Troy Kelley entered the race, my campaign started getting bizarre tips and allegations about Troy – things like misappropriation of funds, suspicious office fires, theft, and offshore bank accounts in Belize.  The tips increased after he spent a record amount of ‘his’ own money to fool voters into thinking he was endorsed by Brian Sonntag for state auditor.

So, in a manner similar to traditional whistle-blower allegations, my team of volunteer researchers checked it out.  Unfortunately, we uncovered a trove of lawsuits and court documents that detail an otherwise unbelievable story – a story that voters deserve to know.

But I’m not asking voters to take my word for it.  Detailed case summaries, time-lines, and searchable PDF’s of the original documents are posted at www.FactCheckTroyKelley.com. Certified copies of case files can be obtained from the original courts of jurisdiction.  Voters can read the summaries and documents and decide for themselves.

Brief summaries are below: Read more »

Sep 11 2012

Ron Bemis, John Koster and Clint Didier guests at next meeting

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Tuesday September 18, 2012
6:30—9:00 PM — Innis Arden Clubhouse
1430 NW 188th
Shoreline, WA 98177

We invite you to hear from the following candidates:

  • Ron Bemis is the Republican Congressional candidate for the CD_07 , opposing incumbent Jim McDermott. Here is his press release.
  • John Koster is the Republican Congressional candidate for the CD_01 , opposing Suzan DelBene. As a result of the 2010 Census, Congressional District maps have been redrawn. Check to see is yours has changed. This is a large file so please be patient!
  • Clint Didier is running for Commissioner of Public Lands, opposing Peter Goldmark.

Shoreline Caucus is honored to host all three candidates during our September 18th meeting. So please come on Tuesday, September 18th to talk with this interesting group of candidates. Coffee and treats are served at 6:30 PM and the meeting begins at 7:00 PM!

Sep 06 2012

Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?

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h/t Hotair:

  • Unemployment: 7.8% then, 8.3% now
  • Median income: $54,983 then, $50,964 now
  • Gas prices: $1.85 per gallon then, $3.78 now
  • National debt: $10.6 trillion then, $15.9 trillion now
President Barack Obama said in February 2009 that his presidency would be”one-term proposition” if the economy did not recover in three years.
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