US Congresswoman Susan Davis has invited the public to a townhall meeting.
You’re invited to vent your frustration and give her advice on where she may be going wrong.
Here are only a few of my questions off the top of my head I have for Rep. Davis:
Several ACA requirements (were held off until AFTER the 2014 elections) are estimated to leave folks with SKYROCKING premiums.
Question: What will obamacare premiums look like in the next year or two? How can we trust your rosy predictions with so many false promises in the past?
Congress and over 1200 + company’s (most of them union or Government connected) get waivers to Obamacare.
Question: This is BLATENTLY WRONG by any standards, what have you done to stop it?
As a congresswoman in a large border county, you know 70% of the border patrol agents are currently changing diapers and babysitting instead of patrolling the border. This policy invites millions from dozens of other third world countries to do the same.
Question: what have you done to ensure our laws and border sovereignty are still in tack?
You and Bob Filner voted AGAINST keeping the Mount Soledad cross going against your own constituents in a 349-74 vote in congress. Question: Shouldn’t you be standing WITH your constituent rather than against them?
Original message from Susan Davis below
May 31, 2014
The Greatest Murder Machine in History
When one thinks of mass murder, Hitler comes to mind. If not Hitler, then Tojo, Stalin, or Mao. Credit is given to the 20th-century totalitarians as the worst species of tyranny to have ever arisen. However, the alarming truth is that Islam has killed more than any of these, and may surpass all of them combined in numbers and cruelty.
The enormity of the slaughters of the “religion of peace” are so far beyond comprehension that even honest historians overlook the scale. When one looks beyond our myopic focus, Islam is the greatest killing machine in the history of mankind, bar none.
The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. – Will Durant, as quoted on Daniel Pipes site.
Conservative estimates place the number at 80 million dead Indians.
According to some calculations, the Indian (subcontinent) population decreased by 80 million between 1000 (conquest of Afghanistan) and 1525 (end of Delhi Sultanate). – Koenrad Elst as quoted on Daniel Pipes site
80 Million?! The conquistadors’ crimes pale into insignificance at that number. No wonder Hitler admired Islam as a fighting religion. He stood in awe of Islam, whose butchery even he did not surpass.
Over 110 Million Blacks were killed by Islam.
… a minumum of 28 Million African were enslaved in the Muslim Middle East. Since, at least, 80 percent of those captured by Muslim slave traders were calculated to have died before reaching the slave market, it is believed that the death toll from 1400 years of Arab and Muslim slave raids into Africa could have been as high as 112 Millions. When added to the number of those sold in the slave markets, the total number of African victims of the trans-Saharan and East African slave trade could be significantly higher than 140 Million people. – John Allembillah Azumah, author of The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: A Quest for Inter-religious Dialogue
Add just those two numbers alone together, and Islam has surpassed the victims of 20th-century totalitarianism. However, it does not end there. Add the millions who died at the hand of Muslims in the Sudan in our lifetime.
Much of Islamic slavery was sexual in nature, with a preference for women. Those men who were captured were castrated. The mulatto children of the women were often killed, which explains why Islam was not demographically shifted towards the black race, unlike slaves in the West, who bore children to breed a mestizo class. Add in those dead children; and we arrive at well over 200 million.
Remember that in the 7th century, North Africa was almost totally Christian. What happened to them?
By the year 750, a hundred years after the conquest of Jerusalem, at least 50 percent of the world’s Christians found themselves under Muslim hegemony… Today there is no indigenous Christianity in the region [of Northwest Africa], no communities of Christians whose history can be traced to antiquity.– “Christianity Face to Face with Islam,” CERC
What happened to those Christian millions? Some converted. The rest? Lost to history.
We know that over 1 million Europeans were enslaved by Barbary Pirates. How many died is anybody’s guess.
…for the 250 years between 1530 and 1780, the figure could easily have been as high as 1,250,000 - BBC
In the Middle Ages…
…many slaves were passed through Armenia and were castrated there to fill the Muslim demand for eunuchs. — Slavery in Early Medieval Europe.
The same practice ran through Islamic Spain. North Europeans captured from raids up to Iceland, or purchased, were butchered in the castratoriums of Iberia. Many died from the operations that ran for centuries.
The number of dead from the Muslim conquest of the Balkans and Southern Italy is unknown, but again the numbers add up, surely into the millions over the centuries. Don’t forget the 1.5 million Armenian Christians killed by the Turks during WWI. We do know that over five centuries, vast numbers of Christian boys were kidnapped to become Islamic Janissary mercenaries for the Turks. Add those in, too.
Muslims prized blonde women for their harems; and so enslaved Slavic women were purchased in the bazaars of the Crimean Caliphate. In Muslim Spain, an annual tribute of 100 Visigothic [blonde] women was required from Spain’s Cantabrian coast.
For decades, 100 virgins per year were required by the Muslim rulers of Spain from the conquered population. The tribute was only stopped when the Spaniards began fighting back — Jihad: Islam’s 1,300 Year War Against Western Civilisation
Add in the death toll from the Reconquista and the numbers climb higher.
Research has shown that the Dark Ages were not caused by the Goths, who eventually assimilated and Christianized:
…the real destroyers of classical civilization were the Muslims. It was the Arab Invasions… which broke the unity of the Mediterranean world and turned the Middle Sea — previously one of the world’s most important trading highways — into a battleground. It was only after the appearance of Islam… that the cities of the West, which depended upon the Mediterranean trade for their survival, began to die. — Islam Caused the Dark Ages
Add in those unknown millions who died as a consequence.
How many know the horrors of the conquest of Malaysia? The Buddhists of Thailand and Malaysia were slaughtered en masse.
When attacked and massacred by the Muslims, the Buddhists initially did not make any attempt to escape from their murderers. They accepted death with an air of fatalism and destiny. And hence they are not around today to tell their story. – History of Jihad.org
We may never know the numbers of dead.
After Muslims came to power in the early 15th century, animist hill peoples eventually disappeared due to their enslavement and ‘incorporation’ into the Muslim population of Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo, and Java via raids, tribute and purchase, especially of children. Java was the largest exporter of slaves around 1500. — Islam Monitor
In the same manner, Islam arrived in the Philippines. Only the appearance of the Spanish stopped a total collapse, and confined Islam to the southern islands.
The coming of the Spanish saved the Philippines from Islam, except for the Southern tip where the population had been converted to Islam.– History of Jihad.org
Again, the number of dead is unknown; but add them to the total.
The animist Filipinos were eager to ally with the Spanish against Islam. In fact, much of Southeast Asia welcomed the Spanish and Portuguese as preferable to Islam.
…from the 17th century successive Thai kings allied themselves with the seafaring Western powers – the Portuguese and the Dutch and succeeded in staving off the threat of Islam from the Muslim Malays and their Arab overlords.– History of Jihad.org
A few galleons and muskets were not enough to conquer Asia. Islam had made the Europeans initially appear as liberators; and to a certain extent they were. Who were the real imperialists?
…Malaysian Jihadis are plotting to transform multi-ethnic Malaysia into an Islamic Caliphate, and fomenting trouble in Southern Thailand.– History of Jihad.org
Add this all up. The African victims. The Indian victims. The European victims. Add in the Armenian genocide. Then add in the lesser known, but no doubt quite large number of victims of Eastern Asia. Add in the jihad committed by Muslims against China, which was invaded in 651 AD. Add in the Crimean Khanate predations on the Slavs, especially their women.
Though the numbers are not clear, what is obvious is that Islam is the greatest murder machine in history bar none, possibly exceeding 250 million dead. Possibly one-third to one-half or more of all those killed by war or slavery in history can be traced to Islam; and this is just a cursory examination.
Now consider the over 125 Million women today who have been genitally mutilated for Islamic honor’s sake. In spite of what apologists tell you, the practice is almost totally confined to Islamic areas.
New information from Iraqi Kurdistan raises the possibility that the problem is more prevalent in the Middle East than previously believed and that FGM is far more tied to religion than many Western academics and activists admit. – “Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem?” ME Quarterly
Once thought concentrated in Africa, FGM has now been discovered to be common wherever Islam is found.
There are indications that FGM might be a phenomenon of epidemic proportions in the Arab Middle East. Hosken, for instance, notes that traditionally all women in the Persian Gulf region were mutilated. Arab governments refuse to address the problem. – “Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem?” ME Quarterly
Remember that this has gone on for 1400 years; and was imposed on a population that had been formerly Christian or pagan.
FGM is practiced on large scale in Islamic Indonesia; and is increasing.
…far from scaling down, the problem of FGM in Indonesia has escalated sharply. The mass ceremonies in Bandung have grown bigger and more popular every year. – Guardian
The horrified British author of that Guardian article is still deluded that Islam does not support FGM, when in fact it is now settled that FGM is a core Islamic practice. Islamic women have been brainwashed to support their own abuse.
Abu Sahlieh further cited Muhammad as saying, “Circumcision is a sunna (tradition) for the men and makruma (honorable deed) for the women.” – “Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem?” ME Quarterly
What other tyranny does this? Not even the Nazis mutilated their own women!
Unlike the 20th-century totalitarians whose killing fury consumed themselves, reducing their longevity, Islam paces itself. In the end, though slower, Islam has killed and tortured far more than any other creed, religious or secular. Unlike secular tyranny, Islam, by virtue of its polygamy and sexual predations, reproduces itself and increases.
Other tyrannies are furious infections, which burn hot, but are soon overcome. Islam is a slow terminal cancer, which metastasizes, and takes over. It never retreats. Its methods are more insidious, often imperceptible at first, driven by demographics. Like cancer, excision may be the only cure.
So whenever you read about this or that Israeli outrage — and there may be truth to the complaint — place the news in context. Look whom the Israelis are fighting against. Islam is like nothing else in history.
This is a Rally to get our marine out of a mexican jail. he has been there almost two months. details below
So far our Facebook event page has 412 confirmed that are coming (as of monday at 9pm) https://www.facebook.com/events/1434243093501900/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1
KFI called and wants to send a person down to cover.
KUSI plans to send a camera.
Tim donnelly is coming down
A few people that will be speaking so far are:
Jill Tahmooressi (via phone)
Ann Marie Murrell
Left leaning Folks like Tamera Holder and people from Moveon.org have went on record to support releasing this Marine. There is Bi-Partisan outrage over this incident.
So bring a sign and help make a statement
(suggested sign below)
The rally will be held (approximately) here
Parking can be a pain so I made this map of the area. The outlet stores have free parking but i’m not sure of the parking policy’s there. The further you get from the rally area the cheaper parking gets.
For Immediate Release: Protest at Mexican Border, Calling for Immediate Release of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi
Contact: Dr. Gina Loudon, 217-653-2238
“Tension is building. Many in the US think it is unjust, un-American, for this brave marine who fought for our freedom to spend Memorial Day in a Mexican prison” said Dr. Gina Loudon, of the Patriot Coalition of San Diego County. We will be right on the border on the hearing date, supporting our Marine!”
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has called for citizens to rise up in defense of the marine’s freedom. Sgt. Tahmooressi was imprisoned for accidentally carrying firearms across the border when he took a wrong turn.
International lender, Brian Brady plans to attend. He said, “If both the Mexican government and the American government secured and marked the border, these problems could be avoided. The Mexican government should recognize the border signage problem (on both sides), warn Americans of their unique laws, and release Tahmooressi immediately.”
His first hearing is scheduled on May 28, but citizens say that is not soon enough.
“Where are the politicians inside the Beltway on this?” asked Lainie Sloane, who is planning to attend the protest. “We all say we are patriotic, but when the rubber meets the road, the men are quickly separated from the boys!”
Groups mounting in support of the imprisoned marine are bipartisan and broad. “As a young American, it outrages me that politicians seem more interested in advancing a political agenda than helping our troops who have sacrificed so much. On behalf of the millennial generation, we are disgusted by our leaders but love our troops” said Sam Whitfield of Junior Factor Nation.
John Loudon, fmr. State Senator from Missouri stated, “Americans do not leave their own behind.” He plans to attend the protest rally on Wednesday, as well.
“This country will be judged for its treatment of our military” Dr. Loudon remarked. After families celebrate together over the weekend, we are asking them to pause to really honor our brave in tangible ways, and join us on the border to stand with Sgt. Tahmooressi on the day of his hearing.”
“We are not only imploring the Mexican government to free Sgt. Tahmooressi, warned Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. We are imploring our government to make it happen immediately.”
The rally will be held at the border: May 28th, 5775 Camiones Way, San Ysidro, CA 92173 at 5:30 pm
Primary Guide below
Here are some vetting groups that have done the homework
so you can make an informed decision
This is from our sister Tea Party in North County
Thanks to Maureen Guffanti with Tri-City Tea Party. Great work!
Tri-City Tea Party’s Recommendations and Endorsements for San Diego county Primary, June 3, 2014
- In addition to individual research by our board, sources for our decisions include, but weren’t limited to:
- Conservative Craig Huey’s Election Forum
- www.FamilyVoterInfo.org –at this site you will find who has endorsed which candidates. See: http://familyvoterinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/14P-VG-Web-Eng-2014-5-15.pdf
- CRA’s 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- San Diego Tax Fighters
- Tea Parties throughout the state; we have shared and discussed our picks
- For brevity, our comments section includes a few points or endorsements, not all the factors we considered.
- Our footnotes, which follow our picks, include Craig Huey’s helpful ratings of the judge candidates.
- Below is a key to the abbreviations in our recommendations:
CRA-California Republican Assembly
CRP—California Republican Party
CTA—California Teachers Association
FRC Action PAC—Family Research Center Action PAC
HJTA—Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Huey’s Election Forum—Conservative Craig Huey’s Election Forum picks
Lincoln Club—pro-prosperity political action committee (PAC)
SEIU— Service Employees International Union, a labor union
|GOVERNOR||Tim Donnelly (R)||Servant; Highly recommended 1|
|LT GOVERNOR||George Yang (R)||Yang endorsed by CA Tea Party Groups and Tim Donnelly|
|SEC OF STATE||Pete Peterson (R)||Endorsed by CRA, HJTA and CRP; CA Tea Party Groups and Huey’s Election Forum; Peterson wants to study why jobs are leaving CA|
|CONTROLLER||David Evans (R)||Many conservative groups favor Swearingen.See also www.evans4controller2014.com|
|TREASURER||Greg Conlon (R)||CTA supports Chaing; see www.gregconlon.com|
|ATTORNEY GENERAL||Phil Wyman (R)||HJTA, CA ProLife Council, and CA Tea Party groups endorse Wyman; CTA endorses Harris. seewww.philwyman4attorneygeneral.com 3|
|INSURANCECOMMISSIONER||Ted Gaines (R)||CRA, HJTA endorses Gaines; Gaines filed suit against Covered California over rampant policy cancellations 4|
|BOARD ofEQUALIZATION||Diane Harkey (R)||CRA, FRC ActionPAC endorse Harkey; Huey’s Election Forum gives her 2 thumbs up. Consistently conservative in votes, according to CRA|
|U.S. REP District 49||Darrell Issa (R)||Endorsed by CRA, CA Pro-Life Council.|
|U.S. REP District 50
U.S. REP District 52
|Duncan Hunter (R)
|Endorsed by CRA, CA Pro-Life Council. Huey’s Election Forum gives 2 thumbs up out of 3; 1 thumb would represent lesser of 2 evils|
|STATE SENATOR 36THDistrict||Patricia Bates (R)||no opposition|
|STATE SENATOR 38THDistrict||Joel Anderson (R)||Endorsed by CA Pro-Life Council. True public servant; Only CA senator to vote against paying suspended felon senators|
|Member of State Assembly 75th District||Marie Waldron (R)||Endorsed by Sen Joel Anderson, HJTA, California Pro-Life Council|
|Member of State Assembly 76th District||Rocky Chavez or Write-In; Chavez reneged on his marriage pledge; Spoke pro-amnesty at TCTP 10.15.13 5|
|Judge of Superior Court Office No 9||Ronald Prager||Douglas Crawford vs Ronald Prager. Prager endorsed by Deputy Sheriff’s Assoc of SDCo. Election Forum gives Prager a score of 7 to Crawford’s 3. See ratings 6|
|Judge of Superior Court Office No 19||Paul Ware||Paul Ware vs Michael Popkins. Ware is endorsed by CRA. Popkins is endorsed by the Democrat Party. Election Forum gives Ware a score of 8 to Popkins’ 6. See ratings 6|
|Judge of Superior Court Office No 20||Lisa Schall||Lisa Schall vs Carla Keehn. Keehn, a Democrat, 7 is endorsed by Democrat Party. Schall is endorsed by Republican Party, Lincoln Club. Huey’s Election Forum gives Schall a score of 5 to Keehn’s 4. At our 5.20.14 forum, with Schall not attending or speaking, our attendees in a voice vote picked Keehn. However our board favors Schall. See ratings 6|
|Judge of Superior Court Office No 25||Ken Gosselin||Ken Gosselin vs Michele Hagan vs Brad Weinreb. Gosselin endorsed by CRA, Dep. Sheriffs’ Assoc, Rep Party. Huey’s Election Forum gives him 2 thumbs up. See ratings 6|
|Judge of Superior Court Office No 44||Jacqueline Stern||Jacqueline Stern vs Joseph Adelizzi. Stern endorsed by Dep. Sheriffs’ Assoc, Lincoln Club, Rep Party. See ratings 6|
|STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION||Lydia Gutierrez (R)||Endorsed by CRA; Opposes Common Core, Supports education, not indoctrination|
|COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION 5TH DISTRICT||Doug Perkins||CA Sen. Joel Anderson, San Diego Tax Fighters endorse Perkins|
|MEMBER, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DIST NO 5||Bill Horn||The SEIU recently paid Wood’s campaign nearly $1/4 million. Horn, the most conservative on the board, ensured the county’s AAA bond rating—he’s a fiscal conservative|
|ASSESSOR/RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK||Ernie Dronenburg, Jr||Endorsed by HJTA, Dep. Sheriffs’ Assoc, CA Pro-Life Council. As county clerk, Ernie streamlined offices to offer more services, with no new staff. However, last year he filed suit to uphold marriage—then dropped it.|
|DISTRICT ATTORNEY||See Comments||Bob Brewer vs Bonnie Dumanis vs Terri Wyatt. A decorated vet, Brewer is endorsed by the Dep. Sheriff’s Assoc and Father Joe. A Tim Donnelly staffer is working for Brewer’s campaign, too. However, Brewer is endorsed by CA Labor Federation; Dumanis is involved in ongoing campaign contribution scandal. At our 5.20.14 forum, with Dumanis not attending or speaking, our attendees in a voice vote picked Wyatt. However our board suggests you do your own research. More—See Footnotes 8|
|SHERIFF||Write-In||Bill Gore or Write-In; Gore of Ruby Ridge; against Concealed Carry Permits|
|TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR||Dan McAllister||No opposition|
|PROPOSITION 41Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act||No||The previous Veterans’ Home Loan Program approved by voters called for payment of the bonds by the veterans at no taxpayer expense. This new scheme will build “affordable” multifamily housing via $600 million in bonds that will be repaid ($750 million principal and interest) at taxpayer expense. HJTA and Capt Joseph John of Combat Vets for Congress say NO on 41 9|
|PROPOSITION 42Public Records||No||Under Proposition 42, the state could make changes to the Public Records Act and it would not have to pay local governments for their costs. Thus, state officials might makemore changes to this law than they would have otherwise.|
1 Governor’s race: Kashkari Administered TARP bailouts; Kashkari evasive about $3M bonus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP73cK3GXdo
- Controller: http://www.calnewsroom.com/2014/01/14/fresno-mayor-ashley-swearengin-raises-water-rates-then-sues-taxpayers/
- Attorney General: See problems Kamela Harris’s sanctuary cities policies have created. Go to:
4. Insurance Commissioner: See http://www.tedgaines.com/media/#news
- Although Chavez signed the Promise to California Taxpayers pledge, he voted for a bond to pay for operation expenses. He’s a founding
member of El Grupo sin Nombre, which fights for benefits for illegal aliens. See Chavez’ pro-amnesty talk at TCTP 10/15/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNewii7L1BY
- Ratings from conservative Craig Huey’s JudgeVoterGuide.com— First number, outside parentheses, is the combined score. The higher the number, the better the judge. Huey’s staff researches years of judges’ decisions for their scores.
For detail, see: http://www.judgevoterguide.com/
(Here is explanation of detail in parentheses seen below: JI=Judicial Index, based on factors including judge’s rulings and positions; Q=Qualifications, based on factors including Bar ratings, reputation, experience.)
Superior Court Judge; County of San Diego; Office 9
- Ronald S. Prager – 7 (JI: 7, Q: 8)
- Douglas Crawford – 3 (JI: 1, Q: 6)
Superior Court Judge; County of San Diego; Office 19
- Paul Ware – 8 (JI: 9, Q: 7)
- Michael J. Popkins - 6 (JI: 4, Q: 8)
Superior Court Judge; County of San Diego; Office 20
- Carla Keehn – 4 (JI: 2, Q: 7)
- Lisa Schall – 5 (JI: 6, Q: 4)
Superior Court Judge; County of San Diego; Office 25
- Brad A. Weinreb – 7 (JI: 7, Q: 7)
- Ken Gosselin – 7 (JI: 8, Q: 7)
- Michele Hagan – 6 (JI: 3, Q: 7)
Superior Court Judge; County of San Diego; Office 44
- Joseph Adelizzi – 5 (JI: 5, Q: 5)
- Jacqueline M. Stern – 6 (JI: 6, Q: 5)
- Information on judge candidates Schall, Keehn, and Weinreb:
- Schall is past president of the San Diego Deputy District Attorneys Association. She was voted Judge of the Year in 1993 by members of the San Diego County Probation Department, received a Crimes Victims Award in 1998, and was awarded the Judicial Excellence honor in 1995 by the Deputy District Attorneys Association.
- Keehn (Office No. 20) and Weinreb (Office No. 25). Writer states “Keehn is a Democrat, Weinreb is a Republican. Keehn is a woman, Weinreb is a man. Keehn is a lesbian, Weinreb is straight. ” http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2014/04/20/2-jewish-community-members-seek-election-judges/
- Information on Brewer, Wyatt, and Dumanis, candidates for DA:
- Dumanis refuses to return illegal campaign donations
- Brewer describes himself: “It’s fair to say I am fiscally conservative and socially moderate-to-progressive,” Brewer told San Diego LGBT Weekly.http://lgbtweekly.com/2014/04/24/bob-brewer-promises-to-depoliticize-das-office/
- According to Richard Rider of SD Tax Fighters, apparently Brewer refuses to complete the NRA questionnaire in spite of several requests, while Wyatt scored an “A” on the survey.
- NO on Prop 41 Capt Joseph R. John, USN (Ret):: …”Proposition 41 (is) another attempt by politicians in Sacramento to take Veterans benefits away from the men and women who served their country and deserve those benefits.
“Now the California politicians want to take the funds set aside for Veterans home loans, that Veterans have always repaid from their Veterans home loans, to use to give benefits to those who these funds were never set aside to give financial benefits to those who didn’t serve their country and do not deserve to use funds set aside for Veterans.
“We ask you to please pass the word on to others in your address book who support Veterans issues, and ask them to vote NO on Proposition 41.”
See www.APCPAC.net for online version to be posted soon.
Secretary, Tri-City Tea Party
Free Market Solutions-Limited Government-Fiscal Responsibility
Pray for our nation
With a handful of days to go before the absentee ballots are mailed out, San Diego’s original ‘Meet The Candidates’ series will move up to the firstSaturday of the month top hold it’s first ever Candidate forum! We will be hosting seven candidates (and still adding to the list) on Saturday May 3rd at our new location (of which the feed back was so totally positive it encouraged us to hold this forum!). For a list of Candidates, please see the jpeg below. We will give each candidate about 10 minute followed by a brief question and answer period.
Not only do we have seven or more Candidates joining us that morning, but Chef Jorge has created a new breakfast menu, a first for Filippi’s, where they just recently opened the Vincent DeFilippi Room (where we will meet in), named for the founder of this 63 year old locally owned and operated family business. Please make your RSVP’s to come out and meet these great Candidates in person at 10:00 AM on Saturday May 3rd at our new location at the Filippi’s Pizza Restaurant located at 5353 Kearney Villa Rd in San Diego (92123).
Since last summer, Meet The Candidates has offer up for you the leading Candidates running in our community, Candidates such as Tim Donnelly for Governor, Kevin Faulconer for Mayor of San Diego, Chris Cate for San Diego City Council District 6, Kirk Jorgensen for Congress CA-52, Bonnie Dumanis for the District Attorney of San Diego Country and Judge Ken Gosselin for the Superior Court of the County of San Diego and just last month Pete Peterson for SOS. We hope you will continue to allow us to present these outstanding Candidates for you in the intimate setting where you can get face to face and ask the questions you have and decide if this/these are the candidate(s) you want to cast your vote for.
To attend this upcoming event, please RSVP at email@example.com and/or click on the join button on facebook/meet the candidates for this event. The cost is a mere $20 and that includes breakfast. Space for these events is always limited, so reserve yours today! Filippi’s is conveniently located in Kearney Mesa just off Clairemont Mesa Blvd at Kearney Villa Rd, one intersection east of the 163.
BOYCOTT MOZILLA FIREFOX
Fascism has come to our country and needs to be stopped now.
Please join this effort in telling Mozilla that freedom of speech goes both ways!
In a nutshell….Mozilla Firefox gets its money by doing ONE THING!
BY MAKING GOOGLE ITS HOME PAGE
With ONE EASY STEP, you can take their profit away by changing the default Firefox page.
Below is the default FireFox page that Mozilla uses to make a BILLION dollars from Google.
If this is changed to Yahoo, bing, or even straight to Google, it will cripple the funding to FireFox. This is the fundamental way Firefox gets paid.
Open Firefox, go to TOOLS, → OPTIONS, → GENERAL ….Then change the home page to Yahoo, Bing, Or even Google. That’s it
a new deal was struck, where Google agreed to pay Mozilla just under a billion dollars over three years in exchange for the browser to leave Google as its default search engine.
Heavy Hitters: Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014
Totals include reported contributions from PACs and individuals affiliated with Heavy Hitter organizations, which are defined as the top overall donors to candidates, parties, Leadership PACs and other committees. Contributions to outside groups like super PACs do not factor into an organization’s designation as a Heavy Hitter, however the totals below do include contributions by Heavy Hitters to such groups, as well as contributions to candidates, parties, Leadership PACs and other committees. Furthermore, the totals do not include contributions to politically active nonprofits, which are not disclosed to the public. For a full list of top top overall donors by cycle, independent of Heavy Hitters status, go here.
|LEGEND: Republican Democrat On the fence|
|= Between 40% and 59% to both parties
= Leans Dem/Repub (60%-69%)
= Strongly Dem/Repub (70%-89%)
= Solidly Dem/Repub (over 90%)
|Rank||Organization||Total ’89-’12||Dem %||Repub %||Tilt|
|2||American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees||$60,667,379||81%||1%|
|4||National Education Assn||$53,594,488||61%||4%|
|5||National Assn of Realtors||$51,207,902||44%||47%|
|7||Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$44,478,789||92%||1%|
|8||United Auto Workers||$41,667,858||71%||0%|
|9||Carpenters & Joiners Union||$39,260,371||74%||9%|
|10||Service Employees International Union||$38,395,690||84%||2%|
|12||American Federation of Teachers||$36,713,325||89%||0%|
|13||Communications Workers of America||$36,188,135||86%||0%|
|15||JPMorgan Chase & Co||$34,527,277||48%||51%|
|16||United Food & Commercial Workers Union||$33,756,550||86%||0%|
|17||United Parcel Service||$32,214,128||35%||64%|
|19||National Auto Dealers Assn||$31,818,910||31%||68%|
|20||Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union||$31,313,097||98%||1%|
|22||American Bankers Assn||$31,135,202||36%||63%|
|24||American Medical Assn||$29,990,879||40%||59%|
|26||National Beer Wholesalers Assn||$28,976,510||35%||64%|
|27||Blue Cross/Blue Shield||$28,491,678||36%||63%|
|29||National Assn of Home Builders||$27,509,880||34%||65%|
|31||Bank of America||$26,822,749||41%||57%|
|32||National Assn of Letter Carriers||$26,106,359||84%||9%|
|38||Credit Union National Assn||$24,056,155||47%||51%|
|39||Plumbers & Pipefitters Union||$23,886,248||85%||4%|
|41||Ernst & Young||$23,114,243||42%||57%|
|42||Operating Engineers Union||$23,036,848||82%||14%|
|43||International Assn of Fire Fighters||$22,963,260||79%||16%|
|44||American Hospital Assn||$22,909,326||52%||46%|
|46||Sheet Metal Workers Union||$22,372,978||95%||2%|
|47||American Dental Assn||$21,791,508||44%||54%|
|52||National Rifle Assn||$19,771,191||17%||82%|
|55||Union Pacific Corp||$19,617,968||27%||72%|
|56||Air Line Pilots Assn||$19,538,047||83%||16%|
|58||Natl Assn/Insurance & Financial Advisors||$19,305,624||41%||58%|
|60||American Postal Workers Union||$17,957,308||86%||2%|
|61||American Assn for Justice||$17,581,358||80%||3%|
|64||Club for Growth||$17,271,352||0%||95%|
|65||Credit Suisse Group||$17,191,340||41%||57%|
|66||United Transportation Union||$17,096,750||87%||11%|
|67||New York Life Insurance||$16,898,487||49%||50%|
|69||National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn||$16,552,363||47%||52%|
|71||Akin, Gump et al||$16,463,510||61%||37%|
|73||American Institute of CPAs||$15,952,635||41%||58%|
|74||National Air Traffic Controllers Assn||$15,883,050||77%||20%|
|80||National Cable & Telecommunications Assn||$15,048,560||47%||51%|
|86||Walt Disney Co||$14,104,107||68%||30%|
|88||American Financial Group||$13,910,355||15%||73%|
|89||Indep Insurance Agents & Brokers/America||$13,731,200||34%||64%|
|90||American Health Care Assn||$13,727,858||51%||48%|
|92||Associated Builders & Contractors||$13,577,082||1%||98%|
|93||Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance||$13,565,554||38%||60%|
|94||University of California||$13,552,056||89%||9%|
|95||American Crystal Sugar||$13,309,209||61%||37%|
|97||American Society of Anesthesiologists||$13,166,537||41%||58%|
|100||National Restaurant Assn||$12,605,181||16%||83%|
|101||Securities Industry & Financial Mkt Assn||$12,438,248||40%||59%|
|102||Human Rights Campaign||$12,148,422||89%||8%|
|104||American Optometric Assn||$12,034,433||57%||42%|
|106||American Academy of Ophthalmology||$11,895,708||50%||49%|
|107||Natl Active & Retired Fed Employees Assn||$11,802,200||78%||21%|
|108||Saban Capital Group||$11,683,172||89%||0%|
|109||Eli Lilly & Co||$11,651,455||31%||67%|
|112||Associated General Contractors||$11,198,897||14%||85%|
|113||Painters & Allied Trades Union||$11,081,080||85%||12%|
|114||National Assn of Broadcasters||$11,051,822||44%||55%|
|115||American Maritime Officers||$11,019,831||46%||53%|
|117||Ford Motor Co||$10,739,089||38%||60%|
|118||Skadden, Arps et al||$10,700,094||77%||22%|
|121||Seafarers International Union||$10,449,415||83%||15%|
|123||National Cmte to Preserve Social Security & Medicare||$10,391,306||82%||17%|
|124||Independent Community Bankers of America||$10,367,285||42%||57%|
|128||Patton Boggs LLP||$10,134,606||71%||27%|
|130||American Trucking Assns||$9,975,648||27%||72%|
|131||American Physical Therapy Assn||$9,795,983||49%||50%|
|134||National Fedn of Independent Business||$9,616,283||6%||93%|
|135||Greenberg Traurig LLP||$9,546,903||62%||37%|
|136||Transport Workers Union||$9,531,899||95%||4%|
|137||American Council of Life Insurers||$9,454,728||38%||61%|
|138||Amalgamated Transit Union||$9,453,918||93%||6%|
|140||Archer Daniels Midland||$9,394,067||42%||57%|
|141||Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn||$9,337,413||43%||56%|
|143||National Rural Letter Carriers Assn||$9,021,100||71%||28%|
|145||National Cmte for an Effective Congress||$8,447,690||99%||0%|
|147||Marine Engineers Beneficial Assn||$8,155,379||73%||25%|
|155||MGM Resorts International||$5,831,055||45%||47%|
|156||Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp||$5,089,791||39%||60%|
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Another Attack on SEALs: Obama Hates the Rattlesnake
By: Susan Knowles
Yesterday, I read that the Obama Administration has ordered the Navy Seals to remove the “Navy Jack” or the “don’t tread on me” flag from their uniforms. The Navy Jack has been a symbol of the U.S. Navy for over two centuries.
It was Benjamin Franklin who first used the symbol of a rattlesnake in 1751 to make a point. During this time, Great Britain was sending their criminals to America and it was Franklin who suggested that America send Britain rattlesnakes as a thank you.
Franklin went on to use the rattlesnake in 1754. He cut the snake into eight pieces which represented the eight colonies in America. Under the snake were the words “Join or Die.” Franklin would later go on to state that the snake would be a good representation of the American spirit.
The flag originally got its start in the military in 1775 and was designed by an American general Christopher Gadsden. While it is known as the “don’t tread on me” flag it is also known as the Gadsden flag. The U.S. Marine Corps used this flag as their motto. The yellow flag depicts a coiled rattlesnake ready to strike. The words “don’t tread on me” appear underneath the snake.
The U.S. Navy was established in 1775 with the purpose of stopping British ships from delivering supplies to British troops positioned in the colonies. U.S. Marines accompanied the U.S. Navy on their mission. The Marines carried drums painted yellow with a coiled rattlesnake with thirteen rattles, representing the thirteen original colonies. Underneath the coiled snake were the words “don’t tread on me.”
Right before the Navy left on their first mission, then Colonel Gadsden presented Commodore Hopkins with the yellow rattlesnake “don’t tread on me flag” as a show of solidarity. The flag represents one of the first flags of the United States which was later replaced by the flag we have now. Flying this flag is a First Amendment right protected under the U.S. Constitution.
Why is a history lesson important when discussing this administration’s ordering of the Navy Seals to remove the “don’t tread on me symbol?” Because this symbol represents America! It illustrates who we are at our core. We are hardworking, never give up, freedom fighters who love this country. This flag represents everything that constitutionalists stand for and everything that this administration hates about America.
It goes beyond a patch worn on the uniform of a serviceman or woman and this administration knows it. It is the very identity of the beginnings of our country and our military with their purpose to “support and defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.”
I believe that the removal of the symbol by the administration is an attempt to strip the military of its historical identity in this country and secondly, an attempt to turn America’s very military against its own people.
The Tea Party uses this “don’t tread on me” flag as their symbolic fight to preserve the U.S. Constitution. They are astrong and influential group of individuals that are seen as perhaps the last roadblock in the administration’s attempts to usurp the constitution. Both progressive Democrats and progressive Republicans are afraid of what the Tea Party can do to their cause if left intact.
The upcoming mid-term elections and 2016 presidential election are must wins for the Democrats to hold on to power and continue to chip away at the U.S. Constitution, a document that they see as outdated and perhaps as insignificant as America’s history itself.
The Tea Party and the military have much in common regarding their allegiance to the constitution. The Tea Party seeks to preserve American’s rights as listed in the U.S. Constitution while the military seeks to protect it against all enemies foreign and domestic. The “don’t tread on me” symbol is a bond these two groups share.
The act of stripping the Navy Seals of this important American symbol is also an effort to “psychologically” separate the military from the Tea Party. It is a way for this administration to divide and conquer in the event the military is ordered to prohibit the Tea Party from asserting their First Amendment rights in the future. The Obama administration is counting on the fact that once the historical significance and the bond have been lost, the Tea Party will stand alone as the “enemy” of the State.
Perhaps in the not too distant future, the military will need to ask itself who in fact is violating the constitution and where their allegiance should lie. History will show that this administration hates the “rattlesnake.” Hopefully, history will also show that the military carried the “rattlesnake” proudly and honorably into every battle.
Susan Knowles is an author, psychotherapist and former practicing attorney. Her latest book, a political fiction, is entitled, “Freedom’s Fight: A Call to Remember” available on Amazon.com. Her website is www.susanknowles.com, where this article may also be found.
For the past 10 years FOX News has had higher ratings and the largest audience numbers (for news and business/political “talk” programs) than all the other TV and Cable news channels ,which includes: CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC and CBS!Some folks claim that FOX’s higher ratings are only because FOX purposely hires a lot of female “reporters” who do nothing but sit around in short skirts and merely “read everything off of a teleprompter”.Bottom line: The next time you hear someone criticizing FOX News for supposedly having a “bunch of dumb gals” as eye candy . . . have them check out their qualifications…let them speak for themselves!Brenda ButtnerShe graduated from Harvard University with honors with a bachelor’s degree in social studies. Buttner went on to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University , where she graduated with high honors and a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics.Shannon BreamShe is a graduate of Liberty University and earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from Florida State University College of Law.Gretchen CarlsonCarlson graduated with honors from Stanford University and also studied at Oxford University in England .Jamie ColbyAside from her journalism career, Colby is an attorney and served in private practice for 10 years. She is an attorney admitted to practice in New York , California , the District of Columbia and Florida . Colby is also a former law professor, a member of Law Review and has been a National Board member of American Women in Radio and Television for the last several years. Attending the University of Miami International School of Business at age 14, she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting as well as her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law at age 22.Harris FaulknerA graduate from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in mass communication.Jennifer GriffinA graduate of Harvard University in 1992, Griffin received a Bachelor’s degree in comparative politics.Kimberly GuilfoyleGuilfoyle is a magna cum laude graduate of University of California, Davis and attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where she studied and was published for her research in international children’s rights and European Economic Community law.Molly HennebergHenneberg earned her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University , graduating summa cum laude.Catherine HerridgeHerridge earned a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a Master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.Amy KelloggKellogg began to study Russian at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and then received her BA in Soviet Studies from Brown University. She spent a semester at Leningrad State University. She received her Masters from Stanford University in Russian and East European Studies and also speaks Spanish and French.Megyn KellyKelly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Albany Law School, where she also served as editor of the Albany Law Review.Jenna LeeA graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Lee obtained her master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.Molly LineLine is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she received her Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and political science.Dagen McDowellA native of Virginia, McDowell graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in art history.Heather NauertShe graduated from Mt. Vernon College in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor of arts in communications and she received her master’s in journalism from Columbia University . Nauert is also a term member at the Council of Foreign Relations.Dana PerinoShe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Colorado State University-Pueblo and went on to receive a Masters in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield .Anita VogelVogel graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and political science.Lis WiehlWiehl received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College in 1983 and received her Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland in 1985. In addition, she earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1987Greta Van SusterenA graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Van Susteren received a bachelor’s degree with distinction in economics. She earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law in 1979 and a Master of Law from the school in 1982. Van Susteren was the first Stuart Stiller Fellow at Georgetown Law Center and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School.After reading this I realized that these ladies have better qualificationsthan the guy who calls himself president did when he ran for office!