Tag Archive: tea party

Dec 09 2012

WARNING – Violence at the Capitol Tuesday?

All eyes will be on Michigan this week as this “Union blue state” will become the 24th Right to Work state. The final vote in the Michigan State Legislature will come Tuesday. A friend of mine said to me “I am in a ‘suspended state’ as it just hasn’t entirely sunk in”. I totally agree! …

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Dec 07 2012

RTW Bills Pass! What is Next?

Yesterday was truly an historic day for Michigan. Last night I was at the Capitol as the Senate passed their RTW bill (the House had passed theirs earlier in the day) while Union “activists” chanted “Shame on You”. As a liberty loving UAW retiree I can honestly say I have waited for this day for …

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Dec 05 2012

UPDATE *Vital* YOU are Needed ASAP for Right to Work in Michigan!

Today and tomorrow union activists descended on the Capitol. “Tensions rose at the Capitol late in the afternoon as hundreds of union members packed into the rotunda area, blowing whistles and shouting slogans such as “Union buster” and “Right to work has got to go.” Seasoned activists from across the state are invited tomorrow (meeting …

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Dec 02 2012

Action Alert for Right to Work in Michigan!

Just this week you witnessed the impact that citizen lobbing can have as the Health Care Exchange bill was defeated in Committee. We NOW need to turn our efforts to an historic, revolutionary piece of legislation for Michigan, the auto capitol, Right to Work. The back story is that the Governor has finally conceded and …

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Nov 30 2012

Congratulations! Heath Care Exchange Bill Defeated, On to Right to Work!

The Michigan Health Care Exchange bill (SB693) was defeated in Committee! This is a victory for the grassroots, its your victory. Huge thanks to all of you who called e-mail faxed and personally went down to the Capitol. I attended the Committee meeting and decided to give my testimony HERE Sidebar: When reading my testimony …

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Oct 22 2012

All Politics are Local

I have been pretty silent lately but it’s because I as well as others have been engaged in local races. I believe all politics is local. Policy change starts in our own communities and then spreads out to state and national. It’s where we have the greatest opportunity to work along side and get to …

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Sep 05 2012

From the “Way Back ” Machine

“Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesterday!” It was Fall of 2009 in the heady beginning of the Tea Party movement and a group of Tea Party activists gathered to protest and present Debbie Stabenow a giant Pink Slip.. It is good to sometimes reminiscence,to look back in fondness, to remember and …

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Aug 11 2012

I Want YOUR Opinion!

  BACKGROUND: HB 4116 is the bill that addresses the lack of transparency of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) are legally binding, written documents entered into by officials in state government agencies with other parties with “uncertain statutory basis” or any central oversight, in a every increasing manner. Think of MOUs as a type of “shadow …

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Aug 04 2012

Last Chance to Watch the US Senate GOP Candidate Debate…Who won?

We are only 3 days away from the Primary and your last chance to watch the only debate between the remaining three candidates for US Senate, Clark Durant, Randy Heckman and Pete Hoesktra. I was at the taping watching and I can honestly say that I believe Clark Durant won by proving he will be …

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Aug 01 2012

MI “Pelosi” Moment and GOP Senate Candidate Debate!

“We Have to Pass the Bill So That I Can Find Out What Is In It“ Apparently we had a “Pelosi Moment” at the Health Policy Committee Meeting yesterday. An attendee at the meeting reported that Rep. Callton, Committe Vice-chair, (and Brian Calley’s hand picked successor) who is in favor of establishing an ObamaCare Health …

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Jul 25 2012

Michigan ObamaCare UpDate

Although this is a busy election period we will continue to monitor the establishment of an “ObamaCare” Health Exchange in Michigan. Shortly after the Supreme Court ruling the governors of several states issued statements refusing to implement Health Care Exchanges in their states and  rejected the Medicaid expansion. Unfortunately, Michigan’s governor was not among them …

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Jun 28 2012

SCOTUS Slip Opinion on Obama Care

SCOTUS Slip Opinion on Obama Care

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Jun 26 2012

Michigan News and More

NITC/DRIC BRIDGE AGREEMENT From time to time we feature different authors who we feel add important observations and facts to an issue. The article below is written from “across the bridge” by Canadian blogger/author Ed Arditti who has closely followed the NITC/DRIC process from both sides of the Bridge and has written a series of …

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Jun 15 2012

*BREAKING* Snyder’s NITC Agreement with Canada!

JUST IN! Gov.Snyder’s Inter-local Agreement with Canada to Build the NITC Bridge! Apparently Gov. Snyder has decided to circumvent the legislature and check mate the referendum for the people to decide on the bridge that will be on the ballot this Fall with an Inter-local agreement! Keep tuned for more developments! NITC AGREEMENT Overview

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Jun 13 2012

BREAKING! Today’s Action Alert

Michiganders, YOU helped get it out of Committee NOW lets get it passed! Please e-mail/call your Senator asap and tell them to VOTE YES ON HB 4116 Contact Information for your Senator can be found HERE HB 4116 In a nutshell: The bill would establish a review protocol by the attorney general for cross-boundary memorandums …

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Apr 25 2012

A Few Things You Should Know…

  It seems like it’s been awhile since our last post but we have been busy on a local level. Grassroots here in Delhi Township have formed a Ballot Question Committee and have been fighting the “usual suspects” the big government, big spending, elitists good ole’ boys, RINOs, Progressives, and enviro-bullies, using every dirty trick …

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Mar 23 2012

A Call to Michigan Activists!

As you can see I wrote the letter below in early March but never sent  or posted it because the Delegate Controversy took a priority. However, now I am glad I didn’t send it as another incident involving once again “usual suspects” Randy Bishop, aka “Trucker Randy” (with buddy Doug Sedenquist of the Delta Area …

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Feb 03 2012

Why I am Supporting Clark Durant for US Senate

  “When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed upon your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, ‘just men who will rule in the fear of God.’ The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect …

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Jan 25 2012

YOU DID IT! – Money and Politics

Congratulations and Thank You to all who e-mailed and went to Committee Meetings! The Obama Care bill, SB693 has been killed in Committee! Special thanks to House Health Care Committee Chairwoman Rep Gail Haines for giving as “ordinary citizens” an extended opportunity to make our voices heard! And to House Majority Leader Rep Jase Bolger …

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Jan 11 2012

2012 What’s Ahead & the Year in Review

2012 Our 2012 goals have not changed. The number one goal has always been to LIMIT the size and scope of government. The second goal is accountability and transparency from our elected officials.We WILL keep track of votes that are not in line with our Founders vision of LIMITED government and we WILL demand accountability …

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