Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Joe “the Plumber” to Speak at Lansing, MI April 15 Tea Party

Americans for Prosperity-Michigan has arranged for Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, Joe “the Plumber” to speak at our rally.

This is your opportunity to meet an ordinary man who took on a politician and won!

Lansing, Michigan Taxpayer Tea Party
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 – High Noon
Where: Capitol Steps, Capitol Avenue, Lansing, Michigan
Why: Protest out-of-control politicians who are borrowing against your great grandchildren’s yet-to-be earned income, oppressive taxation and encroaching socialism!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Red Envelope Day

A simple idea with a powerful impact

Get a Red Envelope
Available at Kinkos and party stores

Address to:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

On the back of the envelope, write the following message.

This envelope represents one child who died because of abortion.
It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world.

Please mail on March 31, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Keeping Track

We are living in times that "try men's souls"

Events that are changing the landscape of our country are occurring at breakneck speed. In Congress bills are being passed at that same speed and as we have seen with the so-called Stimulus bill, WITHOUT even being read.

I encourage you to keep track of these Bills and how your Rep is voting on them. You may be surprised to find out how your Rep is voting!

Roll Calls for all Bills that have been voted on in the House can be found HERE

For Example
the Roll Call for the so-called Stimulus Bill is HERE

Roll Call for all bills that have been voted on in the Senate can be found HERE

For Example

1. U.S. Senate Roll Call (of all) Votes 111th Congress - 1st Session (2009) HERE

2 . Then click on the Bill that you want to know how your Senator voted on, in this example I will use the Ombinus Bill (Stimulus) H.R. 146 as Amended; Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009

3. Clicking on H.R 146 takes you to information about the Bill Click on "All Congressional Actions" Scrolling down takes you to the final action, the vote called the Record Vote Number.

4. Clicking on Record Vote Number , takes you to the tally of how every Senator voted

Both Michigan Senators voted for the Ombinus Bill (so called Stimulus) H.R. 146

Levin (D-MI), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Barack Obama's Teleprompter's Blog

Kudos to my fellow blogger for a clever and hilarious blog....its a "The World According to" Barack Obama's Teleprompter...enjoy!

March 19

I should say up front that Rush Limbaugh is not my kind of guy. He sometimes speaks from notes, and often off the top of his head. If he really wants to impress the electronics community, he ought to spend some time learning how to use me. Then maybe folks would take him a bit more seriously.

But I digress.

Rush to his credit has identified me as a key player in the White House, and while he didn't formally request an interview with me - nor did he submit his questions for approval with Gibbsy as "real" journalists like John Roberts (little known fact: he was once a Canadian VJ) do -.... MORE HERE

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Michigan Tax Day Tea Party Gear!

Fellow Michigan Patriots,

I have several CafePress stores and I decided, after several requests, that it would be nice to have a T-shirt specifically for our April 15th Michigan Tea Party
CafePress has a set price for all items then the shop keeper determines the mark up. I have kept the mark up extremely low so that more people may take advantage of the t-shirt and items offered. Those include t-shirts for adults, kids, plus size, doggie shirt, coffee mugs, mouse pads etc.

This is the link to my store Righty Ware where you may purchase MI Tax Day Tea Party Items

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Michigan Tax Day Tea Party State Capitol April 15, High Noon

The Boston Tea Party was an act of direct protest by American Colonists demanding representation in the British Government. They became known as the original patriots

The National Debt is $10.9 Trillion!
Bailouts of 2008 and 2009: Purely deficit spending.

The Government does not have any money, it takes your money from you and, borrows more, then spends that!


Join Again With Thousands Across the Country!
As The New Patriot Revolution Continues to Liberate Our Country from Big Government, Out-of-Control Spending and Oppressive Taxation!

Wednesday, April 15th
High Noon
Michigan State Capitol
100 N. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI
Public Parking Ramp
One block south of Capitol on Capitol Ave

Questions or to Confirm Attendance: newpatriotrevolution@gmail.com

Friday, March 6, 2009

Just in..Union Spending in Michigan

Mackinac Center for Public Policy

MIDLAND — In 2008 the state of Michigan made union dues and agency fees payments in excess of $17.6 million to six union organizations, according to state documents obtained through a Freedom of Information request filed by Paul Kersey, director of labor policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

This figure covers state government employees only;

...The following unions received "membership dues" payments from the state:

UAW Local 6000 $5,838,655.20
Michigan Corrections Organization (SEIU Local 526M) $4,959,645.28

SEIU Local 517M $2,433,129.78

Michigan State Employees Association (AFSCME Local 5) $2,187,813.60

Michigan State Police Troopers Association

AFSCME Council 25

TOTAL: $17,595,198.81

...Unions typically claim that political activism and lobbying make up a modest portion of their activities, but both SEIU and AFSCME records show political spending making up more than 10 percent of their budget. Kersey found that many unions attempted to characterize political activism as representation or charitable activity, meaning that the actual percentage is likely to be higher.

Complete report Union Spending in Michigan: A Review of Union Financial Disclosure Reports

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stopping Card Check

I am a recent GM retiree and a Union member. I have had intimate experience with the UAW during my 30 years as a GM employee. I believe there was a time where the Union did serve a purpose. However, my experience has shown that the UAW has become what at one time they fought against, a bloated, corrupt, bureaucracy run on nepotism.

Unknown to many UAW members is the fact that a portion of their Union dues are used for political purposes. Those "political purposes" are to support Democrats and therefore their agenda, like cap and trade and draconian EPA regulations that has made it much more difficult for GM to do business. In other words, UAW members dues are paying for candidates and legislation that is biting the hand of the business that feeds them!

Below the articles UAW members will find a template letter that they may send in to the national requesting that the portion of their dues used for political purposes be refunded to them. You must send it registered mail (receipt) and at the same time (month and date) every year.

My contention is why refunded?
Why are UAW members dues automatically used WITHOUT prior consent?
It would be a simple matter to have a form for employees:
Do you want a portion of your UAW dues to go to "political purposes"
Check one:

It appears that the UAW doesn't want its membership to have that choice!
So UAW members you must be pro-active to retrieve you money using the furnished template letter below. Copy it and share it with your UAW friends!

Online Petition to Stop "Card Check"(EFCA)

The top legislative priority for organized labor and their allies in Congress is the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), also known as “Card Check.” EFCA is an enormous power grab by big labor bosses that would strip workers of their right to decide by private ballot whether to join a union, and their right to freely negotiate their contract. Instead, workers would be asked to publically sign cards in front of union organizers, potentially subjecting them to harassment or intimidation. EFCA is a threat to workers’ rights.

Our effort is not anti-union; our effort is anti-EFCA.

Years later, unions try to patch things up
Former Rep. Bonior is brokering talks between leaders

Sam Hananel
Associated Press
March 1, 2009

WASHINGTON - Union leaders are talking about reuniting under a single, more powerful federation, nearly four years after a nasty breakup split organized labor.

Leaders from 12 of the largest unions, along with rival federations AFL-CIO and Change to Win, have held three meetings since January aimed at setting aside differences and taking advantage of the most favorable political climate for unions in 15 years.

"We've had very positive discussions, and we've reached some significant agreements," said David Bonior, the former Michigan congressman who is brokering the discussions. ..."There's obvious benefits in terms of efficiency, message delivery, financial savings and a host of other reasons," Bonior said. "You can always be more effective if you're talking in one house as opposed to three." ...

...Talks have included the 3.2 million-member National Education Association, the nation's largest union, which was not previously aligned with either federation but could become part of the new structure...

...Nowhere is unity more important for unions than in efforts to pass the Employee Free Choice Act in Congress this year. The measure would take away the right of employers to demand secret-ballot elections by workers before unions could be recognized. Instead, unions could gain representation if a majority of workers sign cards authorizing it. Unions see growth...MORE HERE

AFL-CIO: http://www.aflcio.org/
Change to Win:

UAW Template Letter

Your name
Your UAW local
Your address

The date

Elizabeth Bunn
8000 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI. 48214

Dear Ms. Bunn:
I am writing to request, under Article 16, Section 7(a) that the portion of my dues that are used for activities or causes political in nature be refunded to me. My social security number is ____________.
Thank you for your prompt attention.


Your Name