History Can Teach us a Lot, But Humor Brings it Alive

You mean to tell me we can tax them for not buying tea

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You mean to tell me we can tax them for not buying tea?

Enough said???

H/T to friends on facebook.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Painting credit: George III by Allan Ramsay, 1762 

Town Hall Meetings with Dr. Tom Coburn set for April 1-3 in Oklahoma — schedule here

Dr. Coburn to Host Town Hall Meetings in Oklahoma

Tom_Coburn(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. will be holding a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma the first week of April. Dr. Coburn will take questions and address important issues for Oklahoma and the nation at each event.

“I encourage Oklahomans to attend and participate in these town halls. With pressing issues pertinent to Oklahoman being decided in Washington D.C. every day, these settings give me an important opportunity to hear directly from the people I am representing. I look forward to hearing the concerns of Oklahomans and informing them of my legislative efforts in the Senate” said Dr. Coburn.

Monday, April 1, 2013

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Ada town hall meeting

East Central University

Bill S. Cole University Center – Estep Multimedia Center

1100 E. 14th Street

Ada, OK

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Ardmore town hall meeting

Ardmore Convention Center

2401 N. Rockford Road

Ardmore, OK

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Duncan town hall meeting

Red River Technology Center

Health Career Center building

3300 W. Bois D’Arc

Duncan, OK

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Lawton town hall meeting

Cameron University

McCasland Foundation Ballroom

501 NW University Drive

2nd floor

Lawton, OK

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Altus town hall meeting

Western Oklahoma State College

Auditorium

2801 N. Main Street

Altus, OK

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Elk City town hall meeting

City Hall

320 W. 3rd Street

Elk City, OK

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Canadian County town hall meeting

Canadian Valley Technology Center

6505 E. Hwy. 66

El Reno, OK

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Guthrie town hall meeting

Oklahoma Sports Museum

315 W. Oklahoma Avenue

Guthrie, OK

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Norman town hall meeting

The Hall at the Railhouse

102 W. Eufaula Street

Norman, OK

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Oklahoma City town hall meeting

Metro Tech Technology Center

1900 Springlake Drive

Oklahoma City, OK

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Permalink: http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2013/3/dr-coburn-to-host-town-hall-meetings-in-oklahoma

Some Recent Articles on Sen. Coburn: http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/coburn-favors-some-stronger-gun-safety-laws/nT65s/

http://www.redstate.com/2013/03/24/26-republicans-vote-for-internet-sales-tax/

Reblog — The 2012 Elections: A Death Knell for the Christian Right by Kevin Swanson

The 2012 Elections:
A Death Knell for the Christian Right

By Kevin Swanson

Well, the dust has cleared on the Obama agenda. After four years of Barack Obama’s presidency, we have socialist medicine through mandated insurance, more government-funded abortions, and about $4 trillion of extra debt. Knowing this, I’m apparently supposed to vote for the Other Guy. Never mind the fact that George W. Bush left office with a 1.5 trillion dollar budget deficit (inflation adjusted), and it was his appointee to the Supreme Court who gave the final push to Obama’s socialist medicine plan.

I am told to set all this aside in this election and to endorse the Other Guy for President — the latest elephant in the room. He must be better — but why? I am offered reasons for supporting the Other Guy, and here they are:

(1). The Other Guy is a Mormon, and everybody knows that Mormons are better than Muslims. Clearly, not all Muslims or Mormons are polygamists. Then again, it is possible that President Obama has cooled on his “Muslim faith.” Or maybe the Other Guy has lapsed with his “Mormon faith.” If Mormons or Muslims led the nation for a hundred years, where would we be? I wonder. Suffice it to say, I’m not convinced that Mormons are better than Muslims.

(2). Everybody knows that Republican presidents are more conservative fiscally than Democrat presidents. This may be true in the minds of Republicans who enjoy listening to Republican rhetoric. I know. I know. Most conservatives do not want to be confused with the data. But here it is.

Annualized Growth in Spending:

  • Reagan — first term — 8.7%
  • Reagan — second term — 4.9%
  • Bush I — 5.4%
  • Clinton — first term — 3.2%
  • Clinton — second term — 3.9%
  • Bush 2 — first term — 7.3%
  • Bush 2 — second term — 8.1%
  • Obama — 1.4%[1]

1. Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/05/24/who-is-the-smallest-government-spender-since-eisenhower-would-you-believe-its-barack-obama/

Read more here >>>

[Editor’s note:  What is missing from this data is the future cost of legislation such as Obamacare and entitlement spending./sc]

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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OK for TEA: Save our Republic Rally Scheduled for October 27th in Tulsa

What: “Save the Republic” Rally

When: October 27, 2012 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: LaFortune on the field on the corner of 61st & Yale across from St. Francis hospital.

Speakers so far will be Tea Party Approved only: LCDR Jim Bridenstine (Candidate for OK 1 District Congress) , State Senator Elect Nathan DahmState Rep. Dr. Mike RitzeJ.W. Berry (Founder and Executive OKforTEA), Tom Counts(Executive Director for OKforTEA), Matthew Vermillion (Host of OKforTEA Radio and Station Owner ofLibertyBellRadio.com), Ronda Vuillemont-Smith (President of Tulsa 9/12 Project), Jennie White (Restoring Oklahoma Public Education), Amanda Teegarden (OK-SAFE, Inc), Dave Bell(Candidate for Oklahoma State Senate District 11), Darren Gantz (Oklahomans for Liberty) and others.

Sponsors:  Tulsa 9/12 Project1170 KFAQTulsa Beacon and OKforTEA.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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Bipartisan Agreement — How is that working for you?

 

I snagged this on facebook recently and failed to jot down who posted it — so whoever it was thank you!  If you will comment below, I would love to give you credit for the graphic.  If you created it, you nailed it.  It really sums up the ‘bipartisan’ problem.  Now if I could be so bold as to suggest the solution.  Let’s protect one another’s individual God-given, unalienable constitutional rights. No compromising  my rights or yours, especially not for a false promise of ‘security’ because it cannot and will not be guaranteed.  Now get out there and watch each other’s back and protect each other’s rights!

Let’s Stop the War on Drugs, Bailouts, SOPA, NAFTA, UN, Bailouts, Foreign Wars, the FDA, Corporate subsidies, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Government run schools, Income taxes, Capital Gains taxes, etc.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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Value of $1 Federal Reserve Note in 1913 Dollars


Value of $1 Federal Reserve Note in 1913 Dollars

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

sometimes a picture says it all….

Now let’s imagine if the graphic had gone on to 2012 and speculate if there is anything left or if it has actually gone negative now.  Why yes we know that it has since we are $16 Trillion in debt now…

So how much paper do you have?  How much do you have in real commodities?

Or are you in debt too?

Wake up America!

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Cross posted with OKGrassroots

Lovely Weather We Are Having — Practically Perfect for Meeting Neighbors!

Might I be so bold as to suggest that campaigns are not won on the internet? I am glad we have it because my mobility is challenged to say the least and it is a way for me to keep in touch and help out the only way that I can. But my greatest offerings to the movement have been some personal insight into the way the Republican party works and how campaigns are won. To that end in the last cycle, I published a strategic piece about us becoming the Republican party here if you want to read for background.

This cycle we are ahead in some ways and behind in others. We are still raising money and have a rather sophisticated internet presence. We are not significantly and effectively taking leadership roles in the Republican party and organizing our own precincts and counties for the long haul.  Yes I mean during and beyond a Republican administration. It takes consistent plodding focused efforts to be a precinct chair, organize block captains, make phone calls, and get out important timely information to people who will show up on election days and at precinct and caucus meetings.  Let’s get out there and meet our neighbors and build the Republican party with fiscal and social conservatives all blended together and working for limited Constitutional government with a grassroots orientation.

No the conservatives didn't win in Oklahoma in 2010, but we haven't given up either! Originally published by Shelli Dawdy on http://stubbornfacts1776.com/?p=2382

So step by step here is the plan of action:

  1. Register to vote Republican
  2. Sign up for email with your county/state Republican party efforts
  3. Volunteer to help and find out your precinct chair
  4. Contact your precinct chair and ask if you can be a block captain (or volunteer to be a precinct chair if there is not one already)
  5. Get to know the people on your block and get phone numbers and emails of people who want to keep in touch/share information
  6. When you complete your block, then ask your precinct chair if he/she neesd help with another one nearby
  7. Expand your efforts until precinct/county/state is done and you have a network for keeping in touch with people who care about issues that matter
  8. Keep your network informed about important hearings and meetings
  9. Recruit candidates who share your values from your community (people with moral values and constitutional understanding that you know)
  10. Help elect said candidates to office and keep challenging them to reduce government

This is very simply how we win by returning to limited Constitutional government!  It is how we restore the Republic!

[PS This is also how you build your network to the point that your precinct/county friends will make you a delegate
because you built the party from the grassroots up with people of principle and you treated everyone fairly in the process]

Note:  As most of you know and in the spirit of full disclosure, I support Ron Paul for president.  I have published this recommendation on the Ron Paul Forums here with slightly different wording.  If he is not the parties nominee this cycle, it will not change this plan and in fact makes it all the more important.  We must do the work of the party in order to get to pick the leaders of the party and set the policy aright for the party.  We must support people who support truly limited government concepts and people who actually have moral values in order to get the job done.

Other articles on political activism:

Mad As Hell? Make Sure They’re Not Going To Take YOU Anymore « Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Political Emails: Sign this Petition! It Will Save the Country! « Facts Are Stubborn Things

Political Emails: WHY Do People Forward This Stuff? « Facts Are Stubborn Things

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Tasks « Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Published by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Crossposted on OKgrassroots

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