Archive for June, 2012
Being a Tea Party member locally, I can honestly tell you, contrary to what the lame stream media would like to report, it’s one of the most respectful groups of people at all the rallies. I didn’t say they weren’t motivated and even angry about what’s happening to our beautiful Republic, but they know to peacefully protest within the law. Law abiding citizens each and every one of us.
The liberal media have said that the Occupy Party was a civic group
“just like” the Tea Party.” I report…you decide…
REPORTED OCCUPY PARTY TEA PARTY ARRESTS 4149+ 0 RAPES 12 0 DAMAGE $10,000,000.00 $0 PUBLIC DEFECATION YES NO ANTISEMITIC RANTS 12 0 COST TO TAXPAYERS ( by 11/9) $19,327,487.00+ $0 PUBLIC MASTURBATION 3 0 MOLOTOV COCKTAILS THROWN 10 0 FIGHTS STARTED YES NO CHILDREN EXPLOITED YES NO POLICE CARS DAMAGED 2 0 PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS YES NO DRUG POSSESSION ARREST YES NO CONCEALED WEAPON ARREST YES NO DRUG OVERDOSE YES NO THEFTS YES NO BURGLARIES YES NO VANDALISM ARREST YES NO TRESPASSING ARREST YES NO NON FATAL SHOOTINGS 1 0 PUBLIC URINATION YES NO URINATION ON OTHERS YES NO ISRAELI FLAGS BURNED 2 0 AMERICAN FLAGS BURNED 1 0 AMERICAN FLAGS DANCED ON 1 0 AMERICAN FLAG DESECRATION 25 0 FELONY ASSAULT ON AN EMT 1 0 HEAD/BODY LICE OUTBREAKS 1 0 TUBERCULOSIS OUTBREAKS 1 0 MURDER 1 0 SUICIDE 1 0 SHOTS FIRED AT WHITE HOUSE 1 0 SCABIES OUTBREAKS 1 0 OBAMA ENDORSED IT YES NO PELOSI ENDORSED IT YES NO CAIR ENDORSED IT YES NO SOCIALIST PARTY ENDORSED YES NO NAZI PARTY ENDORSED YES NO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ENDORSED YES NO COMMUNIST PARTY ENDORSED YES NO BIDEN ENDORSED YES NO HUGO CHAVEZ ENDORSED YES NO BL AC K PANTHERS ENDORSED YES NO HEZBOLLAH ENDORSED YES NO MARXIST UNION ENDORSED YES NO 9/11 TRUTHER ENDORSED YES NO BOLSHEVIK ENDORSED YES NO IRAN GOVERNMENT ENDORSED YES NO AYATOLLAH ENDORSED YES NO NORTH KOREA ENDORSED YES NO FARRAKHAN ENDORSED YES NO NATION OF ISLAM ENDORSED YES NO
Oh, yes, I see the similarities now…
CRYSTAL COAST TEA PARTY PATRIOTS
19 JUNE 2012
Meeting held at Golden Corral, Morehead City, NC
Meeting called to order at 6:07 pm by Chairman BOB CAVANAUGH
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation by JERE GEURIN
Attendance – 22
BOB asked CATIE MCCABE to pass out the paper ballots prepared for voting tonight for the July 17th runoff.
DISCUSSION on Candidates:
HOWARD GARNER put in a plug for Ed Goodwin. “If you will look at his background, his experience, and where he has been, it’s hard to find any one person with the experience he has. He started out in a tobacco patch, which he has certainly paid his dues working in a tobacco patch. And then he served in the military, traveled the world as a federal agent, and now is back farming again. But what really caught my attention about him, was he (a Republican) got elected County Commission in a Democratic controlled county that was bankrupt. So he won the election; they picked him as chairman with the idea he would make a fool of himself or if things got worse, they could blame it on the ’Republican’. Instead, he pulled the county out of bankruptcy and now they have a surplus. So it looks to me like he has done a fantastic job as chairman of the County Commissioners. That is Chowan County and Edenton. I had read about the county and their bad financial shape before I ever heard of Ed Goodwin.”
BOB asked how many folks were here last week when Ed Goodwin spoke to us. The majority raised their hands. He was pretty impressed with him. Running against Mr. Goodwin is Kenn Gardner who also spoke to us a couple of weeks ago. Anybody want to speak for or against Mr. Gardner? LUKE KUKULINSKI said he thought either one of them were good. HOWARD said he thought Mr. Gardner was a good man, but he thought Ed Goodwin was more experienced and better qualified. BOB wanted to know if Gardner was the other one who was an architect. Answer was yes. PEGGY GARNER said another thing, in her opinion, was Ed Goodwin is from eastern North Carolina and is more aware of what goes on in our area. Gardner is not. He is an architect from Raleigh. BOB said he thought that we (HOWARD and PEGGY) just liked farmers. HOWARD and PEGGY said we do, they are smart, usually honest and hard working. HOWARD said he believed in the man. (continue reading…)
Here are the Republicans who voted with Democrats to defeat Rep. Bradley’s amendment to strip pro-Agenda 21 language from the Food Advisory Council’s charter. They joined with Joe Hackney to provide the swing vote; most Republicans voted with Bradley and AGAINST Agenda 21. Clearly, the below Reps agree with the Southern Poverty Law Center, which claims that Agenda 21 doesn’t exist, and is just an …”anti-government conspiracy theory.”
Remember them well, as they all clearly need to be replaced at their next election.
Rep. Bill Brawley – 919-733-5800
Rep. Larry Brown – 919-733-5607
Rep. Jimmy Dixon – 919-715-3021
Rep. Mike Hager – 919-733-5749
Rep. Mark Hollo – 919-715-8361
Rep. D. Craig Horn – 919-733-2406
Rep. James Langdon, Jr. – 919-733-5849
Rep. Bill McGee – 919-733-5747
Rep. Chuck McGrady – 919-733-5956
Rep. Efton Sager – 919-733-5755
Rep. Ruth Samuelson – 919-715-3009
Rep. Paul Stam – 919-733-2962
Rep. John A. Torbett – 919-733-5868
- Kenneth Lang
Dear Mr. Lang:
Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns regarding the DREAM Act, and the Obama Administration’s memo from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that closely resembles the DREAM Act. I appreciate you taking the time to contact me and I’m honored to respond.
As you are likely aware, the DREAM Act is a bill that has been introduced for the past few years that would provide legal status to illegal aliens. Specifically, the DREAM Act would allow illegal aliens who came to the United States as minors to obtain permanent residency if they meet certain requirements such as either completing college or military service. I have long opposed the DREAM Act and have always voted against it because, very simply, it rewards illegal behavior. Although these children came to our country through no fault of their own I cannot support amnesty—we are a nation of laws. The American people have consistently voiced their opposition to this legislation. In fact, so many voiced their concerns that the DREAM Act was not able to pass the Democrat controlled Senate in 2010.
Unfortunately, President Obama’s Administration recently overruled the will of the American people and the Congress and issued a memo that closely resembles the DREAM Act. This memo directs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to use discretion when deciding whether or not to deport illegal aliens if they are currently in school, have a family member serving in the military, or are pregnant or nursing. I am adamantly opposed to the DREAM Act and to the new ICE memo, and will continue to fight to ensure that our nation’s laws are enforced. You will be pleased to know that I am a cosponsor of H.R. 2497, the HALT (Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation) Act– legislation that would prevent President Obama from bypassing Congress and providing any amnesty. The Constitution, in article I, clause 8, section 4, grants Congress the power to establish immigration policies and President Obama’s end run around the Constitution and the Congress must not stand.
Again, thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. Please know that I understand and agree with your concerns and will oppose any effort to provide amnesty to those who break our nation’s immigration laws. If I may be of any further assistance please feel free to contact my office.
CRYSTAL COAST TEA PARTY PATRIOTS
MEETING MINUTES OF
JUNE 12, 2012
Meeting held at Golden Corral, Morehead City, NC
Meeting called to order at 6:01pm by Chairman BOB CAVANAUH
Pledge of Allegiance led by DAVID COX
Invocation by LYN BAKER
No. In Attendance – 43 (including Guest Speaker and Campaign Manager)
GUEST SPEAKER – Ed Goodwin, Candidate for Secretary of State
GUESTS- Betty Gardner (wife of Candidate for Secretary of State Kenn Gardner)
Mary Lou Mason (friend of Lyn Baker), Garrison & Barbara Swigert,
Art and Patricia Sims (friends of ED and GLADYS SUESSLE)
Richard Blackwell (Mr. Goodwin’s campaign manager)
Welcomed members not seen recently – STEVE and DONNA BIBB, MADELEINE SCHAW
Welcomed members from other TEA Party groups – SANDRA HELMS and JOYCE MANLEY (members of the Western Carteret TEA Party group), and
LILLIAN CREGER and SARA PEREGOY, (from Craven County TEA Party group).
BOB asked Mrs. Gardner if she would like to say a few words. Mrs. Gardner said, “Kenn really enjoyed coming and speaking with you last week and unfortunately he had a prior commitment, a meet and greet, so he wasn’t able to come tonight; but he asked me to come because last week some really exciting news happened in our campaign — Dr. Mike Beitler endorsed Kenn for Secretary of State. And I have a quote from Mike here that says ’Kenn is a proven conservative businessman who has been recognized nationally for his innovation and leadership. For thirty years he has grown businesses across North Carolina and has the experience we need as our next Secretary of State.’ So we are really thankful for Mike’s endorsement and looking forward to a great campaign.” (Applause)
BOB read the announcement LYN BAKER had given him ‘Celebrating GOD and Country’, Sunday, July 1, at the First Baptist Church in Morehead City. It is their annual Independence Day Pig and Chicken Pickin’ at the Family Life Center. It starts at 6:00 pm with music and speakers. Tickets must be purchased in advance. LYN has the tickets or can tell you someone else who also has them. The tickets are also available at the Church Office beginning Monday, June 4th through Friday, June 29th from 12:00pm on. No tickets will be sold after 12:00pm, Friday, June 29th.
PEGGY GARNER requested that, when members ask questions, to please state their name prior to asking. Transcribing the minutes from the recording, sometimes it is hard to tell exactly who is speaking.
BOB informed the group that Ed Goodwin, Candidate for Secretary of State was with us tonight. He said it was very good of Mr. Goodwin, at such a late date, to be able to find time to come on down to see us. ‘I say it was such a late date because the primary runoff is July 17, so the clock is ticking. We are still trying to get John Tedesco, Candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Hopefully we will have him in early July. I think he is shooting for July 3rd, but no promises; but we supported Mr. Tedesco in the May Primary and will probably do so again in the runoff‘.
He then told us that STEVEN BEST had information on a gentleman who was running independently for president. He asked STEVEN if the gentleman had confirmed if he would come and speak to us. STEVEN said it was not confirmed as yet. He has been informed that he is welcome any Tuesday night prior to the election. He is Terry Jones, a preacher out of Florida who wants to be a write-in candidate.
BOB said, ‘You all have seen the handouts here on Mr. Goodwin. He is from Edenton…a local boy…and he is Chairman of the Chowan County Commissioners. He is running for Secretary of State‘. He then turned the floor over to Mr. Goodwin. Told him to take as much time as he wanted. We’ll have a question and answer period after he completes his talk.
Mr. Goodwin said, ‘Thank you sir and Good Evening. I am from Edenton, North Carolina. That is where I was born and raised on a farm there and that is where I was taught my conservative values…not just by my mother and father but my church family as well as the many families of the people I worked with on the farm. I retired after many years of being away from home. I stayed away 33 years total and I retired and came back to farm. That is one time that I did exactly what my daddy told me to do. He told me to go off and see the world, son, and after you are satisfied, come back home and take care of me and Momma in our old age. And the Good Lord saw fit to allow me to do that and I had six years with my daddy on the farm before he died. My brother and I farm the same farm (5 generations of farmers)…the family farm. We do not own all the land. We rent half of the land. We own 300 acres and we rent 325. My daddy rented some of that land for 45 years. He always wanted to buy it but the families would never sell, so we still farm that rented land….peanuts, cotton, soybeans, wheat, milo, rye, butterbeans, snap beans and field peas. So we do stay busy. After I got out of high school I went to East Carolina University. I thought that was where I should be. My momma did not want me to go, ‘cause I was 17 years old when I left and I turned 18 in my freshman year. I was not ready for college life, of being independent and on my own. Especially at that time, East Carolina was known as the number two party school in the country. And my momma did not like the fact that her 17 year old son was going off and being dumped into that environment and my momma was right. My grades were not good and I got drafted. By the time I went into the service I was 19 years old but how do you tell a 19 year old young man or boy to tighten up and do right. That’s kind of tough. Some of us are hard headed. I had to learn the hard way, and I did learn the hard way. So I got that nice piece of paper that all of you signed, that represented all of you. I think you can appreciate this letter…it said…’Greetings! Your friends and neighbors have chosen you to represent them in the armed forces of the United States of America. Report to Fort Jackson, South Carolina on so and so date on so and so time. Then you read the next page and it says the bus will pick you up at the local bank at 6:30 on a certain date and you will be on that bus and be gone. Well, my daddy, a World War II veteran, who had instilled in me a love of this country, told me ‘I don’t want you to go, son’, and he just cried and cried when he told me that. He said listen to your cousins…they are killing them over there at an increased rate because they are sending all the green horns over there. Use your head one time, boy. You know how to shoot a gun and I taught you how to fight with your hands. So, I went to see a recruiter. The Army had me. I went to see the Air Force recruiter. I had to drive 60 miles to see the nearest recruiter. I walked in and said I want to join the Air Force right now and I want to do this or that. He said ‘Did you just get drafted?’ I said ‘Yes, sir’. He said, ‘OK, I can get you out…you are late reporting…but you are not in the cycle where you are violating the law, yet. If you’ll do good on this test, I can do something for you.’ And I thought about what my daddy said, ‘Use your head, son!’ So, I took that test. Got through and the guy graded it and said ‘you can be anything in the Air Force you want to be up to this, right here’. He showed me all the military specialty codes. That was a 31652G-1…that was like an MOS (military occupational specialist). What that meant was they sent me to nuclear school. So guess what? Did we ever nuke Viet Nam? Nope, should have, that’s what my daddy always said. If they would just do what was right, they could go ahead and win that war…you wouldn’t have to go over there. But, I did not have to go over there. I went to nuke school…intercontinental ballistic missile school…underground silos at that time. And that is what I did for 4 years while I was in the military. Got out. Got my head straight. I farmed for a while, fished some, built some houses, moved some houses, and then I went back to East Carolina to finish what I started. I’ve always been like that. If I start something, I got to finish it. Might take me a little while. Some of you ladies know that ’honey do list’ that you give to your husbands? You know he is going to get around to it sooner or later, right? (Laughter and several nos.) No? I was trying to help you guys out. (Someone said when you have a composition book full, it is kinda hard! More laughter.) One of you will get trained after while. I don’t know which one it will be. But I went back to East Carolina and I finished; and school was fun then because I was hungry and I knew I would not get a second chance. So I went to school under the GI Bill. I feel like I earned it. And then Uncle Sam recruited me and hired me as a Special Agent NCIS and I did that for 23 years before I retired and came home. During that period of time, they needed somebody in the Soviet Union as a Nuclear Weapons Treaty Inspector and they needed an agent who was kinda espionage trained, kinda intelligence trained and somebody that knew nuclear weapons. That is kind of an odd combination. And they found an old farm boy from eastern North Carolina. So I went for 4 and ½ years. I did not live over there permanently. I would go and stay anywhere from 40 to 60 days at a time; four or five trips per year for 4 ½ years. And I did nuclear treaty inspections in the Soviet Union. That is the coldest I have ever been in my life. (Laughter) Sometimes we watched them launch ’em and blow ’em up. And you know what….everyone they ever launched …worked. I am sure they had it rigged so we would see that; but everyone of them worked. I did that 4 ½ years. I spent 5 years in Japan running operations in that part of the world for the United States and what I was tasked to do. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was trained in many different specialties in there as well as being on protected service details for a lot of foreign leaders and presidents of the United States as well. So I have had a very blessed career there. So I can tell you this, before I retired and came home… as a gun specialist and a unarmed defense specialist I worked at Blackwater for two years…training military guys because military guys are not trained how to act like police officers and go into local homes or businesses and find the bad guys. That is not what the military has been trained to do. So I worked under a contract at Blackwater, training military people when they would go overseas to teach them how to go into urban combat. Go into a house and get somebody and take them out…best to bring them out alive…That is what I did. I got tired of that. I got it out of my system and then I came home and started to farm with my daddy.
I started to build my house and found out that regulations were unbelievable that the county had, as far as me building a house. So I asked to see the land utilization plan, the development plans, and I asked to see the county budget. And they asked me why do you want to see them? Because I am a citizen and I am entitled to it. What are you looking for? I said I will know when I find it. So that was like a red flag to me. Something wrong in my local government if they would not let me see that. So I had a job to do…wanted to finish building my house, farming with my daddy and everything, and then I decided to run for County Commissioner. So in 2008 I ran for County Commissioner in my home county. I ran against a minority female in a Democratic controlled county and I was the first Republican elected in that county. You know your North Carolina history…real quick….Edenton, North Carolina was the colonial capital of this colony (before it was New Bern, before it was Raleigh …it was Edenton). One man from Edenton signed the Declaration of Independence. One man from Edenton signed the Constitution of the United States. One man from Edenton was on the first Supreme Court of this country. Another man from Edenton was the first Secretary of the Navy. And the first political activism by women in this country occurred in Edenton, North Carolina….the Edenton Tea Party. When the TEA Party started to develop in North Carolina, they had a ‘tea party’ and they planned it in Edenton, North Carolina because of those women. There was about 600 people on the court house green down there on the wharf. And that was years ago. That was the first tea party thing in modern times, if you would, in North Carolina, like that. So I come from a place where we get fed up kind of quick and we don’t like to take a lot of junk. So when I got elected to the Board of Commissioners, as a Democrat controlled board, they elected me chairman and I have been chairman four years in a row. Now why would five Democrats elect the first Republican to be chairman? (HOWARD said hoping you would make a fool of yourself). There you go. They are smarter than you think. They wanted to elect that Republican so that if it gets any worse that what it already was, they could blame it on him. It has been brought to my attention by some people that are against me that think that I have inflated my story of Chowan County. You can look it up. You can read the news. Chowan County was bankrupt. We had a thirty million dollar slush fund, and nobody knew it. When I won the election, and before I got sworn in, it was announced that Chowan County was broke. The state was going to take us over. We were 32 million dollars in debt and we had lost a 30 million dollar reserve fund that we had had and we still had to make payrolls. We still had debt service to do. So anybody that want to challenge whether or not Chowan County saved theirself, come see me. Five Democrats and two Republicans…we worked our tails off for the last three and a half years. We have rebuilt Chowan County’s administrative system and financial system. We have reduced our loans from 23 loans to 11. Any money we saved for the first 2 and ½ to 3 years we paid on debt service. We had to change our asset to debt ratio and if we didn‘t do it we would go under. I made the motion, as Chairman of the County Commissioners to raise taxes one time, and I raised it 3 and ½ cents. I made that motion at 6:15 one night….the first budget we worked on… I made it at 6:15 that night. The motion was approved at quarter to 1 the next morning. It is in the newspaper. You can Google it, you can search it, you can find it. We sat there. We rejected every budget that the County Manager brought forth. He brought forth five budgets. We threw everyone of them out and then everybody said what are you going to do. He threw up his hands and said you all can do anything you want to. We said fine, we’ll write the budget; so that is how long it took us…from 6:00 that night until quarter to 1 the next morning. We wrote the budget. We cut almost 4 million dollars out of that budget. And we are still operating on that budget. We are operating on a budget from 5 to 6 years ago. But people want to challenge that and say it is not true. It has been inflated. I didn’t do it. We did it. Democrats and Republicans. Why? Because we are citizens of that county and we love our home and we will push to the max. There is no telling what we can do when we really resolve ourselves and we are pushed to the max. So 5 Democrats and 2 Republicans changed that. But guess who would have gotten blamed for it if it didn’t work? I would! Guess who never takes credit for anything? Me. I don’t. Ask some of you people who have heard me talk before, I never say I did it, We did it….Chowan County did it.
There is also some dispute about my business interests. I created two businesses from the ground up. One of them was based upon a patent that me and my business partner developed based upon my years experience with the government and his years of experience as a computer specialist/programmer. Have a patent on that. We built the business up and sold it because somebody wanted it more than I wanted it. So I made a business decision. I unloaded it. And I unloaded it at a good time too. The other business was something that was near and dear to me. It is a biostat. It is what is called a hemostatic agent. It stops blood flow. In combat situations and emergency and hospital operating rooms. It is made from ground-up shrimp shells from a certain body of water in the world. And the product enzymes is called ’chitizen’. It breaks down in the human body into glucosamine, and do you know what that is? Basically sugar, right? Our current combat goals in quick clot that the military uses is ’clay’ based. It is made from dirt – clay. We haven’t had soldiers live long enough to see if there is any health side effects from having that introduced into their bodies, yet. We’ll probably find out in the future about that. So I still own a percentage of that business and we have been tested and we have been run through the wringer and we have started to sell that, so I’m still interested in that…..and my farming business. Read More!
Wow! Your grassroots pressure on NC House Republicans to fight Agenda 21 is really working!
As I told you in a previous email, the Local Food Policy Council is an advisory board funded by taxpayers operating under the authority of the NC Department of Agriculture. The Council’s job is to provide advice to policymakers with the goal of strengthening NC farms and local food producers.
This past Wednesday, the NC House was scheduled to vote on HB 1098, a bill which would have re-inserted pro-Agenda 21 “sustainability” language into the charter of the NC Local Sustainable Food Policy Council.
Wednesday morning, Campaign for Liberty members bombarded House Republicans with phone calls and emails demanding that the House adopt Rep. Glen Bradley’s amendment to remove the progressive Agenda 21 language from the bill, or kill it completely. As a result, House leadership backed off, and pulled the bill from last Wednesday’s agenda. Your pressure worked!
At first, they rescheduled the bill to be voted on next Wednesday. But now that Campaign for Liberty members have HB 1098 on their radar, NC House Republicans are trying to hide the Agenda 21 language we’re fighting in another bill, scheduled for an earlier vote.
The new bill we need to target is SB 491, and it’s scheduled for a floor vote on Monday, June 18th.
To that end, I need you to do two things:
First, contact your NC House Representative and instruct him/her to either support Rep. Glen Bradley’s amendment to remove Agenda 21 language from SB 491, or vote against the bill. You can look up your Representative’s contact information here.
Next, contact Rep. Thom Tillis at 919-733-3451 or by email at Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net and tell him to oppose Agenda 21 in NC!
We don’t have a lot of time, but our goal is still the same. It’s time to turn the heat all the way up, so that the politicians in Raleigh understand that it’s more controversial to ignore the progressive left’s Agenda 21 than it is to stand up for private property rights and individual liberty!
Time is of the essence, so call now!
NC State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty
P.S. NC House Republicans are trying to pass pro-Agenda 21 legislation SB 491, scheduled for a vote Monday, 6/18! Contact Speaker Thom Tillis at 919-733-3451 or by email at Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net as well as your own NC House Representative and tell them to oppose Agenda 21 in NC!