Saturday, September 24, 2011

Florida's GOP Presidential Straw Poll Results

Herman Cain won Florida’s Presidency 5 straw poll.

This poll does have a pretty good record of picking candidates but the important thing to remember is that only 2,657 specially selected Republican voters were allowed to vote in the straw poll unlike other states which allow all party voters to participate. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney who are dubbed the "front runner's" came in 2nd and third each receiving less than half the votes of Herman Cain. My favorite Ron Paul, who many say have no chance, received only 5% less votes that Perry or Romney.

Also remember that Florida has a history of allowing people to vote multiple times in their straw poll, if selected delegates allow surrogates to vote for their tickets, which cost $175 each.

Total results are as follows.

Herman Cain - 996 (37.1%)
Rick Perry - 409 (15.4%)
Mitt Romney - 372 (14.0%)
Ron Paul - 276 (10.4%)
Newt Gingrich - 224 (8.4%)
Jon Huntsman - 60 (2.3%)
Michele Bachmann - 40 (1.5%)

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Who really won the Florida GOP Debate?

Who really won the Google / Fox News Florida GOP Debate?

Where is the online poll Fox News posted last night? Ron Paul was winning by over 5000 votes when I went to bed and now this morning the poll is gone, as in it's removed from the internet and Fox is running a story on how Mitt Romney won last night???? Fox went out of their way to advertise how interactive this debate was going to be and when they don't like the interactive results, they simply erased them and ran their own. Yes Fox News removed the online poll showing a Ron Paul winning by a huge margin.

Good job Fox News, you proved you can play the game just as well as any of the left-wing networks.

PEOPLE, do not believe the Media, not even Fox News....



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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tonights Florida GOP Debate

In a nutshell it was more of the same. The Fox news folks tried to frame the contest between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney but the answers given by both of those knuckleheads were nothing more than the same old rehearsed lines with a few zingers aimed at each other. Really it was exciting... Really.

I'm a little confused about Herman Cain. Where did the strong Fair Tax Cain go? Now Cain has his own, new 9-9-9 plan, and the Libertarian-Republican Garry Johnson is all of sudden the Fair Tax. I'm not sure what that's all about but it's interesting.

I like Newt Gingrich's comments about buying Greek Bonds and going down together. I also thought all the candidates had excellent answers to the question about how to fix the education system. We do need to abolish the Department of education and give more choice to the parents. The answer is clearly not to simply spend more money.

Ron Paul's rebuttal to his earlier answer in regards to money fleeing the U.S. was spectacular. He received much applause and I think he really helped clarify his position. Sadly, it was only the third time he was allowed to speak. Each time Ron Paul speaks however, I believe more people really begin to see where he stands.

I think Michelle Bachmann really hurt herself when she went out of her way to counter Gary Johnson's comments about flights to Cuba. Apparently Bachmann is scared of Cuban terrorists while John Huntsman is trying really hard to sound more like a libertarian. Rick Santorum is still trying his best to appeal to the social conservatives. His answer in response the gay soldier was actually quiet good. I agree with him, sexual relations have no place in the military, straight, gay or otherwise.

Rick Perry keeps taking more rope to hang himself with on the Gardisil vaccine issue. His answer tonight including a new twist about a women who lobbied him on the issue. Does this help him or hurt him? Do Americans want a President who will make such a statist decision due to a persuasive woman's lobbying skills.

Gary Johnson received the largest applause of the night with his "Shovel Ready" stab at President Obama. When asked to choose a VP from the candidates on the stage there where some very clever and politically smart answers but the best of all was Mitt Romney, who said, anyone on the stage would make a better president than what we currently have. I guess that means Mitt Romney just gave an official endorsement of legitimacy Ron Paul's campaign.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Danville's amazing new $1.2 Million Parking Lot.

Any day now new families and businesses will be moving into Danville now that we are going to have a brand new $1.2 Million "Green" Parking Lot. This parking lot is going to be the catalyst for growth that Danville has been waiting for, or at least that's how it was sold Tuesday night at the City Council meeting. Some would actually have you believe that this brand new High School parking lot is going to help bring in new families and increase property values. Never mind that a brand new Parking lot constructed of traditional means would only cost a quarter of the $1.2 Million projection, this brand new and untested "Green" technology is the icing on the Boondoggle cake that our Federal Government and the climate change community would have us all eating if they had their way.

The EPA just started testing this type of technology in 2009 to see if any positive environmental effects could been seen. They replaced a 43,000-square-foot section of the parking lot at its Edison, NJ facility with three different types of permeable pavement for the study which was slated for a 10 year period. This means the EPA is only 2 years into it's official study, meanwhile they are handing out hundreds of thousands of dollars to any Tom, Dick and city who is willing to spend similar funds implementing something that might or might not actually work.

Not only is this "Green" parking lot going to cost the tax payers $1.2 Million to construct but it will require costly maintenance and cleaning that was only touched on during the meeting. I for one will not be shocked if this maintenance adds tens of thousands in extra cost to the city over the life of the lot. This is only the beginning, if we allow it to continue, this trend in smoke and mirrors "Green" technology will continue to consume our resources and give the government more of an excuse to continue raising taxes.

I urge anyone who agrees with this to share their opinions with their local leaders. We need to prevent the spread of this kind of irrational thinking and spending.



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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Constitution Day

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787.

This is the day when all those founders signed the United States Constitution, granting the citizens of this great country a Republic, if we can keep it.

It’s important to remember that not only did we claim our independence from England which is the focus of the July 4th Celebration but on this day back in 1787 our Founders locked in place a system that has protected our unalienable rights and our freedom for 224 years. So for that achievement, today we celebrate the birth of our great republic, the United State of America, by reading the great document which made it possible.

The United States Constitution.



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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Republicans win New Yorks 9th District

The Democrat party holds a three-to-one registration advantage in the heavily-Jewish 9th district of New York. Democrats have represented the district for more over eighty years and President Obama won the district by 11 points in 2008. This didn't stop the Republicans from winning the seat recently occupied by penis flasher, Anthony Wiener. Bob Turner said, "We have been told this is a referendum," after defeating the Democrat Assemblyperson David Weprin.

But Obama's people are already out in force telling everyone that this is not a big deal, the New York 9th wasn't really that important. I'm sure the people in the 9th will also remember this when it comes to vote in 2012.



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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remember 9-11

On this day 10 years ago the September 11th attacks took place. At 8:46am American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. At 9:03am United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. At 9:37am American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon and at 10:15am the official notification of United Airlines Flight 93 having crashed into a field at Shanksville, PA was reported to the world.

These attacks were awful and should never be forgotten but it's also important to remember that these attacks were carried out by radicals not connected to any state or government. The people responsible were loyal to madmen who only cared about carrying out an agenda of terror and hate. Their ultimate mission was to further the rift between our people and our beliefs. Are we going to let them win?

I believe America is great and will always have the upper hand against our enemies as long as we stay resolved and keep up a strong National Defense with a focus on who our enemies actually are. Let's not lose focus by going after the wrong people or worse.

Let's remember September 11th so we may show respect for those who were murdered and those who ultimately gave their life trying to rescue those who remained. Let's also not forget about the untold number of deaths due to war that proceeded. Let's not allow September 11th to become a day where Americans pit faiths against one another in order to prove some kind of superiority. This will only widen the gap between us and play into their hand.



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Friday, September 9, 2011

The 2011 Obama Jobs Bill

Just days after the August jobs report showed zero growth, President Obama unveiled his idea for a $450 Billion jobs bill. He's calling for Congress to pass this bill right away. The bill includes the usual suspects, more spending on infrastructure and schools (using their code word investment). It's exactly the kind of thing you would expect to hear from a CCCP party leader from the 1960's. But the scariest part of his suggested plan is a further cut to the social security tax paid by employees and employers to 3.1%. That tax had already been dropped to 4.2% from 6.2% and is scheduled to return by the end of this year. All while our Social Security system is already falling short of cash and GOP presidential candidates are taking heat for calling it a ponzi scheme.

HELLO!!! Does anyone remember the Stimulus plan, $750 Billion dollars. That didn't do jack, but now President Obama is calling for another immediate $450 Billion to make an impact by the end of the year. Does this make sense to anyone? (Besides the folks at MSNBC or the Huff Post/Daily Kos) Our Economy is in the toilet because our private sector is stagnant, not because the Government isn't spending enough money. Until they relieve the private sector from unnecessary and burdensome regulations and taxes, the economy is not going to improve. Job creators will not invest if they have no idea what to expect in the near future.

Of course many already suggest that this plan is just one more pawn in the the Washington Political game since Obama knows the House will likely not move forward on such a plan. He's banking on the Hope that many will put their reelection in front of the demands from constituents. Only time will tell but John Boehner has already proven himself weak and cowardly so I have no doubt Obama's plan might work after all.

We'll see.



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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Freedom or Big Government

At some point we as Americans need to decide whether or not we desire the government to become our end all be all source of support. Are we as individuals going to forfeit our rights as sovereign beings in order to allow the masters in Washington and our state capitals to provide our every need? Is this what being a free people, is all about?

Sadly some have already begun to yield to these masters. Rather than remain free individuals they have become compliant with the demands of an ever increasing government body and bureaucracies that continue to demand more and still more of our freedom. No longer are we able to decide for ourselves, these Bureaucrats will make decisions for you, if you let them.

Some welcome these overlords, accepting the fruits and gifts along with the chains that come attached. Some rue their very existence and have vowed never to submit.
Which will you be?

One thing is certain, this country was not founded on the principal of an all-powerful Federal government. This nation did not grow into the most powerful economic force by allowing the government to take control of our lives and our liberty. Much has been said of this word liberty. Many people are quick to point out the "IN GOD WE TRUST" imprinted on our money, but they often fail to remember the other word, "LIBERTY".

It's vitally important to always think of these two together as one, as they represent the ultimate bound of freedom. Our nation was forged in the desire to be free to express and to practice that which was forbidden to them. The founding fathers beliefs varied on the concept of faith but they were unanimous on the concept of freedom. They had it in their power to design our body based on faith but instead chose liberty.

Some have argued what this liberty really means but I think it's clear by looking at some of the comments that Thomas Jefferson himself had on the topic.

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

"The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."

"In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty."

We did not win our independence so we could eventually submit to the very same tyranny our founders fled. They did not give their lives so we may again become enslaved to the powers of dictatorial government. They wanted us to be free. Are we strong enough to defend this freedom, are you strong enough to stand up and say no more? I am, I hope you are to.



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Monday, September 5, 2011

Why are so many people against Ron Paul?

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Small Government TEA Party Ideals

Constitutionally limited government, free market trade and fiscal responsibility.

I prefer candidates who share these ideals, but not just recently, I look for candidates who have been sharing them for years. Ron Paul is the only Presidential Candidate who fits that bill. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney as well as almost every other candidate have begun to sound like Paul but none of them can show any kind of record to prove they live by it. Mitt Romney Romney and John Huntsman are going to attend a TEA Party Express event this weekend but neither of these guys can show any record to prove they stand on TEA Principles.

Rick Perry has even jumped on the TEA Party bandwagon claiming to be for small government. That's almost laughable, but a recent Gallop poll published by USA Today shows TEA Party supporters back Rick Perry. My first thought is where are they getting these TEA Party supporters from while my second thought is hoping that it's really not this easy to fool TEA Party supporters, is it? I hope not.

Rick Perry is a big government statist, a central planner of the highest order. It's bad enough he tried to mandate that teenage girls should receive the highly controversial vaccination Gardisil he later admitted it was the wrong move only to clarify that they should have used the state legislature to get it done. AS IF THAT'S BETTER!!! Limited Government, please?

I believe our nation is in need of leader who wants to put America first. A leader who will help rebuild our greatness. I want a leader who can show support for these ideals. A verifiable track record, so I can rest assured they will stand by them. For the sake of our nation I hope we can elect such a leader in 2012.



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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Illinois Presidential Campaign Delegate rules vote delayed

It appears all the debate on this issue has caused the State Central Committee to take notice. This won’t be as cut and dry as they thought it would be. Thanks in large part to those of us newly active we were able to make them realize many in the State are now paying attention to details, because details do matter.

If you have any questions about the proposed rules change please feel free to contact me. This new change could be huge, and it could make IL relevant again in Presidential Politics, and not just a state where candidates come to raise funds. The new rules will also allow the other candidates who don’t get all the press coverage and the MSM (Main Stream Media) seal of approval a chance to compete on the National Stage. The field is spread pretty thin and could get more so if Palin gets in. Ron Paul is running strong even though Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are still getting the majority of the MSM coverage. Many of us see Rick Perry for the fraud he is, and many have already pledged not to support Mitt in any capacity. Add to that the growing support Ron Paul is getting and the numbers of us who will not vote for any other then him in 2012 and we might for the first time since 1948 see a real brokered RNC Convention.

The new rules will allow for candidates who receive at least 10% of the vote to obtain a proportion of the delegates based on their total percentage in the primary unless 1 candidate gets 51% or higher. The new rules as amended will allow the Campaign to choose their delegates as usual and will avoid the hassle of signature collection and ballot challenges from other campaigns or even the democrat party. There are some very influential spokespeople on both sides of this issue. I for one support it, I think the proposed changes are a good idea. If you feel strongly about this I suggest you call the SCC members to share your opinion.

CD Committeeman Home Email

1. Steven Daglas (708) 943-1913

2. Judy A. Diekelman (708) 877-6565

3. Angel Garcia (312) 375-0979


5. Angelo Skip Saviano (708) 453-7598

6. Chris Kachiroubas (630) 832-0778

7. Carol Smith Donovan (312) 643-0730

8. Eugene R. Dawson (847) 381-8817

9. John Dorgan (847) 698-0630

10.Tolbert Chisum (847) 251-4967

11.Richard S. Williamson (847)

12.Barbara J. Peterson (708) 946-2331

13.Deb Detmers (618) 259-6374

14.Roger C. Claar (630) 759-3232

15.Jim Oberweis (630) 466-4886

16.Jerry Clarke (217) 649-7805

17.Dave Syverson (815) 282-4200

18.Judy Dudek (309) 647-7968

19.Michael S. Bigger (309) 695-6338

20.Demetra K. DeMonte (309) 347-4397

21.Bob Winchester (618) 285-3636

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