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Unite IE Radio, UIECC15 and Things You Should Know This Week (02/27/15)

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Unite IE Radio, UIECC15 and Things You Should Know This Week (02/27/15)

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Unite IE Radio

Saturday, February 28, 11:30 am (and usually 10:00 pm)

AM 590 The Answer

Guests: Judi Neal and Linnie Drolet, Mt. View Republican Club

http://www.mountainviewrepublicans.com/

Topics include: #UIECC15, John Hancock reporting from CPAC, Federal land grab of the San Gabriel Mtns. and the high desert, “donde esta Michelle Obama?” #Agenda21, #sustainablity

You can listen live on the web at: www.AM590TheAnswer.com

Prior Unite IE Radio shows at: www.UniteIE.com

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THE SECOND ANNUAL UNITE IE CONSERVATIVE CONFERENCE WAS A GREAT SUCCESS

#UIECC15

Thank you and high fives to everyone who worked so hard to put on the Unite IE Conservative Conference; Thank you to our great speakers; Thank you to everyone who attended.

Thank you AM 590 The Answer and to our sponsors: presenting sponsor Ed Hoffman of Wholesale Capital Corporation, Bernadini & Donovan, Allstar Collision, American for Prosperity and Jon’s Flags and Poles.

Carly Fiorina, Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal all gave great speeches and drew standing ovations.  [Personally, I was most impressed with Carly Fiorina.  Watch out for her.]

In addition, the Unite IE Conservative Conference was much more than the three possible presidential candidates.  Larry Elder, David Spady, Steven Greenhut, the Politichicks, Father Josiah Trenham and Evan Sayet and others all gave great presentations.

The Unite IE Conservative Conference was also about conservatives networking and having fun.  

Unite IE is a coalition of more than 20 conservative groups in the Inland Empire, Republicans, Tea Party groups and other conservatives, dedicated to the preserving and restoring America and the freedom and opportunity for you and your children and grandchildren to pursue the American dream. 

The Unite IE coalition is turning isolated pockets of resistance into a united front for freedom, opportunity and the values and principles that made America exceptional. 

What we would most like people to take away from the Unite IE Conservative Conference are: 

  • Justice Louis D. Brandeis was correct in saying “The most important political office is that of the private citizen.”
  • If We the People fulfill the obligations of that “most important political office” in a Constitutional republic, we can save and restore America and the freedom and opportunity for you and your children and grandchildren to pursue the American dream.

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Unite IE Conservative Conference pics:

http://redlandsteaparty.net/RTP/unite-ie-conservative-conference-pics/

[Conservatism: saving America and having a good time along the way.]

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News coverage for the Unite IE Conservative Conference 

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2015/02/21/rick-perry-speaks-as-to-revive-image-of-strength/ 

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2015/02/21/carly-fiorina-serious-consideration-to-white-house/

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-republicans-presidential-2016-20150221-story.html#page=1 

http://www.pe.com/articles/fiorina-760838-jindal-president.html

http://www.pe.com/articles/state-760747-year-conference.html 

http://www.sbsun.com/government-and-politics/20150220/gops-bobby-jindal-rick-perry-carly-fiorina-to-speak-in-riverside-on-saturday

http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/politics/2015/02/17/rick-perry-bobby-jindal-riverside/23572437/

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Tea Party Patriots Things You Need to Know This Week

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=378811b3c052d40a005861416&id=3011b29086&e=c8b8ed76ea 

Uniting Tea Party Activists in the Golden State

http://www.teapartypatriots.org/all-issues/news/uniting-tea-party-activists-in-the-golden-state/ 

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[Updated] The Redlands (Crazy) Train Project: It’s Worse Than Another Waste of Our Money Government Boondoggle

http://redlandsteaparty.net/RTP/the-redlands-crazy-train-project-its-worse-than-another-waste-of-our-money-government-boondoggle/ 

To learn more the $250 Million Redland “Crazy Train” that will run 24 trains through downtown Redlands to U or R each day, with diesel locomotives, with 12 street crossing, snarling traffic especially getting to the freeway, making noise and making life, business and traffic worse.  Then comes the “transit oriented development,” dense, high rise “stack and pack” housing.  The City wants to replace the Redlands Mall with a huge, high rise 5 or 6 story commercial and “stack and pack” housing project.  

Please see and sign up for updates at: https://ietransitalliance.wordpress.com/

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My favorite CPAC speeches 

Carly Fiorina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFvVzimrJ2s 

Sarah Palin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh7Hk1CFSso

Ted Cruz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYkdxc6GkjA 

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Compelling testimony of Jamiel Shaw at Oversight Hearing re: the costs of illegal immigration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8nAveziGKY

[#BlackLivesMatter only when they advance the interests of the Dem party.] 

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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai: Net Neutrality is a “Solution That Won’t Work to a Problem That Doesn’t Exist”

http://reason.com/archives/2015/02/25/fccs-ajit-pai-on-net-neutrality-a-soluti/ 

Soros, Ford shovel $196 million to ‘net neutrality’ groups, staff to White House

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/soros-ford-shovel-196-million-to-net-neutrality-groups-staff-to-white-house/article/2560702

[It must be very important to them.]

 From Internet to Obamanet, BlackBerry and AT&T are already making moves that could exploit new ‘utility’ regulations.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/l-gordon-crovitz-from-internet-to-obamanet-1424644324 

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Hillary Clinton explains why controlling the Internet is so important to the Left. 

Hillary Clinton Blames ‘Different Media’ For Dividing Country

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/02/25/hillary-clinton-blames-different-media-for-dividing-country/ 

“‘Nobody wants to associate with anybody who doesn’t agree with them politically,” she said. “You can’t have a conversation, people won’t listen to each other, they listen to different media, and those different media (outlets) tell different stories about the very same thing that you’re watching unfold in front of your eyes.’” 

“The lack of common ground, Clinton asserted, was making it more difficult to get things done politically.” 

“‘You cannot run a great country like that, and this is the greatest country and it’s time we start acting like it and working like it again,’ she said.”  

[Does anyone think the Dem Left will not use government control of the Internet to limit the “different media, and those different media (outlets) telling different stories”?]

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Immigration

Senate Republicans are caving…again

http://www.teapartypatriots.org/all-issues/news/senate-republicans-are-cavingagain/

[To his credit, Boehner has not caved…. Yet]

 If you tell your opponent you’re bluffing, he’ll probably believe you.

http://www.redstate.com/2015/02/25/tell-opponent-youre-bluffing-hell-probably-believe/

[Duh

Obama Amnesty Could Add ONE MILLION Illegal Aliens to FREE California Medi-Cal

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/obama-amnesty-could-add-one-million-illegal-aliens-to-free-california-medi-cal/ 

Amnesty Beneficiaries Could Claim More Than $35k In Tax Benefits In First Year

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/02/25/amnesty-beneficiaries-could-claim-more-than-35k-in-tax-benefits-in-first-year/ 

Dem. Rep: Amnesty Fight Will Decide Who Controls Country for Next 30 Years

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/02/23/dem-rep-amnesty-fight-will-decide-who-controls-country-for-next-30-years/ 

L.A. Times Concedes ‘Serious Diseases’ Come From Mexico, Central America

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/02/18/l-a-times-concedes-serious-diseases-come-from-mexico-central-america/ 

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The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” Justice Louis D. Brandeis 

We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”  Ronald Reagan 

I never worry about action, but only inaction.”  Winston Churchill 

If there is something about government you don’t like, get together and do something about it.”  Howard Jarvis 

It is always too soon to give up.” Pastor Jack Hibbs

Obama, Dec.7 edit

 

 

 

Obama’s Change To The Definition Of ‘Spouse’ Is Going To Have Far-Reaching Consequences

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Obama’s Quiet Change To The Definition Of ‘Spouse’ Is Going To Have Far-Reaching Consequences

Political Reporter

The Obama administration re-defined the word “spouse” Tuesday to include gay couples.

The Department of Labor quietly issued a new 52-page regulation, to be published in the Federal Register Wednesday, updating the term “spouse” to include gay couples so that gays now get job-protected leave from work to care for their gay partner or partner’s children or parents under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The new definition applies to all gay couples who were legally married in states where gay marriage is legal, regardless of whether or not they now live in states where gay marriage is not legal. The IRS also adopted this “place of celebration” definition of residency after the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down at the Supreme Court.

The regulation is rife with progressive editorializing:
“The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) revises the regulation defining ‘spouse’ under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993,” the regulation states. “Because of the Supreme Court’s holding in Windsor that section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional, the Department is no longer prohibited from recognizing same-sex marriages as a basis for FMLA spousal leave.”
“…the Department is aware that the language surrounding marriage is evolving and that not all married individuals choose to use the traditional terms of husband or wife when referring to their spouse.”

“The Department intended the proposed definition to cover all spouses in legally valid marriages as defined in the regulation regardless of whether they use the terms husband or wife. The Department adopts the definition of spouse as proposed.”

“Legal recognition of same-sex marriage has expanded rapidly and the Department anticipates that the number of States and countries recognizing same-sex marriage will continue to grow.”

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California High Speed Rail to Ruin – Video

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Published on Feb 6, 2015
California’s once state-of-the-art highway system, built during the three decades following World War II, is in desperate need of attention.

Year after year, the state’s highway system supports more than 300 billion vehicle-miles traveled by its’ close-to-50-million drivers. For years now, highway officials have been voicing concerns about disrepair and maintenance needed. Unfortunately Governor Brown has been focused on his $68 billion high-speed rail pet project with no completion date in sight instead of California’s #1 mode of transportation–highways. Taxpayers’ money would be better spent on a road to somewhere than a road to ruin.

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FCC takes over Internet – vidoe

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A video depicting President Barack Obama’s Weekly Address from the White House has been released from the office of Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The image is that of the president, but with a pixelated face and a buffering symbol. The 30-second video mocks the government’s ability to deliver cost-efficient Internet service while referring to the “online success of healthcare.gov.” An Obama impersonator provides the voice-over:

Today I am happy to announce that the FCC has taken over the Internet and made it a public utility. Now that the government controls web pricing, terms of service, and products and services, your Internet will be faster than ever. This is the same government that brought you the online success of healthcare.gov. And we know that we can continue to do great things for you online.
h/t: Senator Ted Cruz

Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/senator-ted-cruz-spoofs-president-obamas-desire-regulate-internet/#x3xXAPb88MKOm991.99

California’s top-two primary hasn’t lived up to reformers’ hopes

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California’s top-two primary hasn’t lived up to reformers’ hopes

By John Sides February 11

California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has taken some artistic liberties with the state flag. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
California’s top-two primary, instituted for the first time in 2012, has made many hopeful that it would encourage moderate candidates to run and thereby reduce political polarization. The early analyses of California’s experience have not born out those hopes. Now, a new round of research conducted after the 2014 election reexamines the primary’s impact — and reaches much the same conclusion. You can find this research in the new issue of the California Journal of Politics and Policy. Below is some of the research that bears most directly on the question of polarization. See the issue for much more.

Thad Kousser:

Did the new rules implemented by California’s top-two system change the electoral game in the statewide primaries of 2014? This article looks first at overall turnout dynamics before focusing on the closely contested races to gain a spot on the November ballot in the governor’s, secretary of state’s, and controller’s races. Drawing on an original analysis of polling data as well as interviews with candidates themselves, I find that the top-two shaped the field of candidates who entered the primary, the partisan ballot designations that they chose, and the campaign tactics that they employed. Yet the new rules did not, in the end, discernibly alter the outcomes of the 2014 primaries.

Doug Ahler, Jack Citrin, and Gabriel Lenz:

An experiment conducted by the authors (2014) found that the top-two primary first used in California in June 2012 failed to achieve its sponsors’ goal of helping ideologically moderate candidates win. This paper explores why. A primary reason is that voters are largely ignorant about the ideological orientation of candidates, including the moderates they would choose if proximity voting prevailed. We document this in congressional races, focusing on competitive contests with viable moderate candidates. Our results have a straightforward implication: for the top-two primary to mitigate polarization, moderate congressional candidates would have to inform voters about their moderation to a far greater degree.

Eric McGhee:

California has recently changed the way candidates are nominated in its primaries. The reform was designed in part to encourage cross-party collaboration and moderate the state’s policy agenda. In this paper, I look specifically at the impact of the reform on business regulation issues, as measured by the legislative scorecards of the California Chamber of Commerce. I find that Democrats, but not Republicans, have indeed tended to be more moderate on these issues both recently and under similar reform conditions over a decade ago. But it is difficult to find firm evidence that would credit the reform for these changes. Moreover the Chamber’s policy agenda as a whole is not clearly more successful under such periods of reform. Instead, this business agenda—and by extension, the willingness of Democrats to support it—seems tied solidly to unified or divided partisan control of government.

Jonathan Nagler:

California’s Top Two Primary in 2012 gave voters the chance to cross party lines to vote for the candidate of their choice in what was the equivalent of a two-stage election with run-off. The top two vote getters in each race, independent of party, proceeded to the general election. Using a panel survey design I examine the behavior of voters under this system at both the primary (first) stage and general election (second) stage. I estimate how many voters chose to cross party lines, and how many did so for strategic reasons. I then examine how voters behaved when faced with different scenarios in the general election regarding the availability of their preferred candidate, or any candidate representing their party. I find that surprisingly few voters crossed party lines, and relatively few who did so did so for strategic reasons. If such low levels of crossover continue, the impact of the top two primary on candidate ideology will likely be small. At the general election stage, voters who were faced with two candidates of the opposing party often chose to simply abstain from such races at a high rate.

John Sides is an Associate Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. He specializes in public opinion, voting, and American elections.

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The Second Annual Unite IE Conservative Conference was a great success

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The Second Annual Unite IE Conservative Conference was a great success

#UIECC15

Thank you and high fives to everyone who worked so hard to put on the Unite IE Conservative Conference; Thank you to our great speakers; Thank you to everyone who attended.

Thank you AM 590 The Answer and to our sponsors: presenting sponsor Ed Hoffman of Wholesale Capital Corporation, Bernadini & Donovan, Allstar Collision, American for Prosperity and Jon’s Flags and Poles.

Here is a link to the PE story on the Unite IE Conservative Conference.

http://www.pe.com/articles/fiorina-760838-jindal-president.html

[Please add your comments to the article.]

Carly Fiorina, Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal all gave great speeches and drew standing ovations.  [Personally, I was most impressed with Carly Fiorina.  Watch out for her.]

In addition, the Unite IE Conservative Conference was much more than the three possible presidential candidates.  Larry Elder, David Spady, Steven Greenhut, the Politichicks, Father Josiah Trenham and Evan Sayet and others all gave great presentations.

The Unite IE Conservative Conference was also about conservatives networking and having fun. 

Unite IE is a coalition of more than 20 conservative groups in the Inland Empire, Republicans, Tea Party groups and other conservatives, dedicated to the preserving and restoring America and the freedom and opportunity for you and your children and grandchildren to pursue the American dream.

The Unite IE coalition is turning isolated pockets of resistance into a united front for freedom, opportunity and the values and principles that made America exceptional.

What we would most like people to take away from the Unite IE Conservative Conference are:

  • Justice Louis D. Brandeis was correct in saying “The most important political office is that of the private citizen.”
  • If We the People fulfill the obligations of that “most important political office” in a Constitutional republic, we can save and restore America and the freedom and opportunity for you and your children and grandchildren to pursue the American dream.

 

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  “The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” Justice Louis D. Brandeis

We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”  Ronald Reagan

I never worry about action, but only inaction.”  Winston Churchill

If there is something about government you don’t like, get together and do something about it.”  Howard Jarvis

It is always too soon to give up.” Pastor Jack Hibbs

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