Saturday, February 12, 2011

Allen West Wraps Up C.P.A.C.

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)

Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through its greatest constitutional, military and moral crisis—the American Civil War--by preserving the Union by force while ending slavery and promoting economic modernization.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Cookies!  McKinleyville Press Blog
Local Girl Scout troops gathered together at the Arcata Veteran’s Hall in early January for their annual Cookie Rally to prepare for the new season of cookie sales coming to Humboldt.

The rally provided an opportunity for the girls to taste and learn about their cookie products, understand goal-setting and safety guidelines, and generally have fun together before the hard work begins....

Starting Feb. 11, girls can pass out order cards to friends, families, and businesses and by Feb. 18, girls should have cookies to take around neighborhoods to sell on the spot. Public booth sales held in front of local stores will not begin until Feb. 26 and then will run through the month of March....

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! (in more ways than one)
The Girl Scout Gift of Caring project is a community service initiative where customers can purchase Girl Scout cookies that are donated to local food banks or to our military troops. Ask for more information about this program at booths or wherever you see a Girl Scout selling cookies.

Mubarak out

Democracy protests bring down Egypt's Mubarak - yahoo news via Drudge "MILITARY COUP IN EGYPT ROCKS MIDDLE EAST"
CAIRO – Egypt exploded with joy, tears, and relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak with a momentous march on his palaces and state TV. Mubarak, who until the end seemed unable to grasp the depth of resentment over his three decades of authoritarian rule, finally resigned Friday and handed power to the military.

"The people ousted the regime," rang out chants from crowds of hundreds of thousands massed in Cairo's central Tahrir Square and outside Mubarak's main palace several miles away in a northern district of the capital.

The crowds in Cairo, the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and other cities around the country burst into pandemonium. They danced, chanted "goodbye, goodbye," and raised their hands in prayer as fireworks and car horns sounded after Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement on national TV just after nightfall.
DAY 18: Mubarak and family flee Cairo for Sharm el-Sheikh...
Hosni Mubarak resigns as president - Egyptian president stands down and hands over power to the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces.
Obama learns of resignation by watching TV in Oval Office...
Crisis Flummoxes White House - President Mubarak's Refusal to Step Down Signals a Loss of Western Influence; Sense of 'Disbelief' After Speech - WSJ
Egypt Crisis Puts Spotlight on Weakness in US: El-Erian - CNBC
Ahmadinejad: Egyptian protests herald new Mideast - AP

Karen Brooks - Taxed to serfdom: Can government be fiscally responsible?

Taxed to serfdom: Can government be fiscally responsible?
"Taxed Enough Already!" is the rallying cry of the tea party movement, and rightly so. Tea Party Patriots protest not only wasteful spending at all levels of government but the increasing debt that must be paid with interest. Making matters worse is the continued growth of government jobs during the Great Recession.

We have two Americas, the government and the taxpayers who pay for government with no say in how tax dollars are spent and no way to stop the ever-increasing theft of our labor (prosperity). Ask a small business or family who they really work for, and the answer is a bloated government.
Our Founding Fathers gave their blood for freedom, not serfdom.

California is the perfect example of serfdom through taxation. For decades, the Legislature's spending problems have been hidden by elaborate shell games. Move the debt around while they enact revenue schemes of ever-increasing fees, taxes, fines, licenses, permits, penalties and surcharges. Sadly, 33 million people aren't a large enough tax base as the Legislature and bureaucracies can't tax us fast enough.

Humboldt County Republicans launch website

Humboldt County Republicans launch website
Humboldt County's Republican Central Committee has launched its first website,

The site will feature current local, national and international news of interest, Republican activities, voter registration information, Republican principles, a selection of relevant blogs and many links, according to committee chairman Peter Hannaford.
"Updates will be made daily," Hannaford said.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

TRANSCRIPT: Full text of Hosni Mubarak's speech (w/links at end)

Egypt unrest: Full text of Hosni Mubarak's speech
Here is the full text of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's speech on Thursday night, in which he said would transfer some powers to his deputy but would not not step down until elections in September. - from the BBC:

I am addressing the youth of Egypt today in Tahrir Square and across the country. I am addressing you all from the heart, a father's dialogue with his sons and daughters.

I am proud of you as the new Egyptian generation calling for a change to the better, dreaming and making the future.

First and foremost, I am telling you that the blood of your martyrs and injured will not go in vain. I assure you that I will not relent in harshly punishing those responsible. I will hold those who persecuted our youth accountable with the maximum deterrent sentences.

Locally - Humboldt State University axes nursing program

Humboldt State University axes nursing program
Humboldt State University's nursing program will soon be a thing of the past.
In a campuswide e-mail sent out Wednesday morning, HSU President Rollin Richmond announced his decision to discontinue the Bachelor of Science nursing program, but assured that the university would see currently enrolled students through to graduation. Richmond also said the university recognizes the need for baccalaureate-level nurses locally and said HSU will work toward partnering with California State Universities and community colleges to provide a local BSN option....
Grant funding could spur CR-HSU partnership 2/06/2011
HSU considers range of options for nursing; administration mulling possible partnerships, future of program 2/04/2011
HSU appoints nursing department chair, director; administrators mum on names, hope to act quickly on program's future 1/10/2011
Humboldt State University to meet with medical providers about nursing program; students left in limbo 1/02/2011
HSU nursing director's resignation cited 'hostile work environment'; provost says administration went to 'remarkable lengths' to aid program 12/19/2010
'Asleep at the switch?' Some question HSU administration's role in aiding ailing nursing program 12/12/2010
HSU nursing program once again in peril: Eight months after being spared elimination, program in intensive care 12/06/2010

What do you think should happen?

An interesting exchange on local political forces

My Word: All views need to be heard for change to happen
John Chiv in The Times Standard
My Word: Progressive values are not demonic
Eureka city councilwoman Linda Atkins responds in The Times-Standard
Chiv column a fresh political view
Godfrey Tudor-Matthews Letter-To-The-Editor
Lashing out at the losers
Winfield A. Shoemaker Letter-To-The-Editor

Rewriting Black History Month

Rewriting Black History Month, Zonation at PJTV
Zo rewrites black history on this episode. AlfonZo takes serious issue with black history month and is not afraid to say why. For example, why is it that you never hear about black Republicans? Zo thinks it is time to wrest control of the educational system from the Democratic party and set history free. Find out more.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thank you for participating in the YouCut program.

Thank you for participating in the YouCut program. With your support, we are changing Washington's culture of spending into a culture of savings.

I am proud to report to you that last week's winning YouCut item, H.R. 359, passed the House in a 239 - 160 vote. This important spending reduction bill will save taxpayers $617 million by eliminating the Presidential Election Fund, including taxpayer financing of political party conventions - click here to see how your Member of Congress cast their vote.

It was a memorable moment to watch your House of Representatives vote in support of legislation directly backed by the YouCut community. Each week, your votes on the YouCut website will bring legislation to the House floor for a vote. Your support of the YouCut program will serve as a reminder to all those representing you in Washington that we need to get spending under control, so that we can grow the economy, create jobs and get people back to work.

The next three YouCut proposals are now on the website, click here to cast your vote on which item we should bring to the House floor for a vote the week of February 7.

We have only begun to carry out this important work - your involvement is crucial, so that together we will reform Washington.


Rep. Eric Cantor
Majority Leader

Obama’s Claim That He Did Not Raise Taxes Is Rejected As ‘Blatantly False’ by Taxpayer Watchdog

( – President Obama’s assertion on Sunday that he “didn’t raise taxes once” is “blatantly false,” a taxpayer watchdog group says. Obama made the claim in his pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.
According to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), President Obama has signed into law at least two dozen tax increases. The first one – a federal tobacco tax hike – came just 16 days into his presidency.

ATR says the $1 trillion health care overhaul alone added numerous taxes, including the individual mandate that requires most Americans to purchase health insurance or else pay a fine.
During the legislative debate, Obama and Democrats in Congress argued that a penalty for not carrying insurance is not a tax. But in recent attempts to defend Obamacare as constitutional, the Obama Justice Department has called the penalty a tax...

The Reagan Centennial-- A Weekend to Remember

Some 1,200 men and women from Ronald Reagan’s Washington and Sacramento staffs and his presidential campaigns gathered in Simi Valley last weekend for a reunion that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the 40th president’s birth.

A warm Southern California sun shone down on the proceedings (no clouds allowed) which began Saturday with a preview tour of the newly-renovated--and dazzling--museum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The displays cover his very full life, using memorabilia and many film and audio clips. In the early evening a reception was followed by a concert on the floor of the huge Air Force One Pavilion. Former Senator Fred Thompson was the master of ceremonies. Performers included The Beach Boys, the USC Marching Band, singer Ana Maria Perez de Tagle, Los Robles Master Chorale and others. Among the speakers--all brief--were former President George H.W. Bush, former Attorney General Edwin Meese, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Peggy Noonan and Rep. Aaron Schock, newly-elected from the Illinois district that includes Ronald Reagan’s alma mater, Eureka College.

Sunday morning, on the Library’s plaza, looking out over the ocean, the First Marine Division band began the program. Former Senator John Danforth led the invocation. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan laid a wreath at the president’s grave. Speakers included Hollywood’s Gary Sinise, Fred Ryan, chairman of the Reagan Presidential Foundation and keynoter James Baker, former Secretary of State, Treasury Secretary and Ronald Reagan’s first White House Chief of Staff. Lee Greenwood sang his “signature” God Bless the USA, VFA-154 fighter jets from the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan flew overhead and the Beach Boys led the crowd in Happy Birthday to the man all so admired.

A much smaller group then joined Mrs. Reagan for lunch at the Air Force One Pavilion, with pianists Michael Feinstein and Vladimir Feltsman playing several selections.

--Peter Hannaford, chairman, Humboldt County Republican Party

Humboldt County Republicans launch website

Humboldt County Republicans launch website
Humboldt County's Republican Central Committee has launched its first website,

The site will feature current local, national and international news of interest, Republican activities, voter registration information, Republican principles, a selection of relevant blogs and many links, according to committee chairman Peter Hannaford.
"Updates will be made daily," Hannaford said.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Humboldt Republican Women Welcomes John Grobey

John H. Grobey will be speaking at our February 17th meeting on the topic of Pearl Harbor and the Twin Towers: Some Similarities and the Differences, and Some Consequences. A Military Honor Guard will parade and post the colors. John is a retired economics and forestry professor who taught at HSU and University Washington. He also has had an extensive naval career. He retired from the Navy in 1972 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Currently, he serves as Post Adjutant for Post 2542 in Arcata, the Mad River Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a number of other military associations.

He entered graduate school at the University of Washington in 1961 where he earned two Master's degrees and a Ph. D. He taught at the University of Washington one year as a Research Instructor before being hired by HSU as an Assistant Professor of Economics. He eventually rose to the rank of Full Professor and was the Chairman of the Department of Economics for ten years. He was at HSU for 34 years.

His naval career began when he received a scholarship at University of Washington as a U.S. Navy Midshipman, where he took courses similar to those taught at the U.S. Naval Academy. He served aboard the USS Eldorado, which became the Flagship for the Commander of the Seventh Fleet, as a Communications Watch Officer mostly involved in Cryptology.

Mark your calendars:
Thursday, February 17, 2011 General Meeting:
11:30 AM Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 PM
445 Herrick, Eureka
Lunch & Speaker ~ $14.50 Beverage & Speaker ~ $4.00
Please RSVP to Margaret Stafford at 822-3255 by Monday February 14th
Early lunch reservations appreciated and to be honored

Twin Towers and Pearl Harbor to be discussed at Republican Women's meeting in Eureka - Times Standard

President’s Message - February 2011

Boom! The Health Care Bill Illegal, Who Knew? WE DID!!

Federal Judge Roger Vinson, a Reagan appointee serving in Pensacola, Florida, ruled that key components of the law signed by President Barack Obama in March, are unconstitutional and that the entire law "must be declared void." Judge Roger Vinson found the entire law unconstitutional, after declaring that its key element -- the health insurance mandate -- was a law Congress did not have the power to enact. Opponents of the law claimed that while the government can regulate the activities of people engaged in commerce, like the insurance industry, it cannot regulate someone's inactivity -- that is, someone's refusal to buy insurance. It's an argument the judge found persuasive. Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared "void." The injunction is in place and yet the President moves forward. Administration can be held in contempt of court! When does the rule of law and the Constitution get recognized by Obama and Congress? If our Republicans would follow both, they would look to Printz v. United States (95-1478), 521 U.S. 898 (1997). This 1997 victory states Justice Scalia’s opinion: Read the pocket version under books: This case was initially moved forward by Federal District Judge John Roll of Arizona, who was murdered four weeks ago in Tucson.

What does the Government fear? Patriots who educate their neighbors!