Saturday, October 29, 2011

Grizzly Fest Online Summit

     The Grizzly Fest online summit was held today October 29.  If you missed the original broadcast you can listen to the entire program here.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vote In The Louisiana Primary October 22

     The Louisiana republican primary is October 22. Please be sure to vote.

Find your polling place 


Louisiana Election Calendar

American Crony Capitalism Brings Jobs to Finland

From Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
Yesterday, another shoe dropped in the chronicles of the Obama administration’s crony capitalism. A start-up electric car company with ties to Al Gore got a $529 million loan guarantee from Obama’s Department of Energy to build luxury electric Finland! Leaving aside the fact that to date only two of these $97,000 cars have been sold (one of them to a movie star), we might at least hope that this ridiculous exercise in the government picking winners minus any competitive, transparent process (Al Gore’s venture cap firm) and losers (the taxpayers subsidizing a car no one wants) would produce manufacturing jobs in the United States. Isn’t that the alleged purpose of Obama’s stimulus giveaways?

It’s bad enough that we borrow money from foreign countries to give to foreign countries. Now we borrow from foreign countries to finance jobs in foreign countries. (This kind of reminds me of the $2 billion assistance President Obama provided Brazil for their off-shore energy developments, while shutting down or blocking much of our own off-shore domestic drilling. He’s in favor of energy jobs in Brazil. But in America? Not so much.)

Do you think, as the President tours the country campaigning on the taxpayer’s dime, he understands that voters in Finland won’t get to decide whether or not he keeps his job in 2012, but voters in Michigan and Ohio sure will? In fact, I’m sure the millions of unemployed workers in every state will want to learn why the Obama administration gave half a billion dollars to finance “green” cars built in Finland.

While they’re at it, the geniuses in the White House could also explain the $1.2 billion they gave to SunPower, a company that makes Solyndra look like a blue chip stock. SunPower’s market capitalization is $800 million, but the company is in debt $820 million. What a great investment, huh? Your tax dollars at work, America! If President Obama wants answers about this, he better act fast because his Department of Energy was already caught revising history by scrubbing SunPower’s name out of old DOE press releases. The President should start by asking Democrat Congressman George Miller about the company. Rep. Miller was the leading advocate for giving money to SunPower, which hired his son as a lobbyist.

When President Obama signed his nearly trillion dollar stimulus boondoggle into law, he mortgaged our children’s future. And for what? Financing jobs in Finland? Propping up near bankrupt companies with connections to congressmen? For this we are burying ourselves in a mountain of debt?

This crony capitalism has to end. We don’t want it. We can’t afford it. And we must not tolerate it anymore. Wake up, America, before it’s too late.

- Sarah Palin

Absentee Voting For 2011 Kentucky Election

     The Kentucky election is November 8 and the deadlines for absentee voting are coming up quickly, so here are some dates to take note of.  Voters can apply to vote absentee from 10/21 until 11/7.  Voters may request paper absentee ballots because of medical emergency 10/26 until 11/8.  Applications for mail in absentee ballots must be returned on 11/1.  Military personnel confined to base on election day can apply to vote absentee in the clerk's office 11/1 until 11/7.

Kentucky Military & Overseas Voters Page

Monday, October 17, 2011

Voter Registration For Louisiana Ends October 19

     The deadline to register to vote in the November 19 Louisiana general election is October 19. The primary election is October 22 so please vote if you live in that state.

Voter Registration For Oregon District 1 Primary Is October 18

     The primary elections to decide who will run for the Oregon district one congressional seat previously held by David Wu will be on November 8.  In order to vote in this primary, those needing to register to vote must do so by October 18.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Is Anybody But Obama An Effective Strategy...I Don't Think So

     Now that the Presidential election is gearing up I hear many on the republican side promoting the idea of A.B.O. - Anyone But Obama.  While the removal of President Obama from the Oval Office is a worthy goal, I don't believe this is a strategy for success.  The President poll numbers remain alarmingly high despite the passage of a largely unpopular health care reform law and persistently high unemployment.  It is true that historic precedent suggests that a President serving during a time with unemployment numbers this high most likely will not be re-elected, the outcome of this election is by no mean certain.  Not only will President Obama most likely have a large advantage in campaign funds, he will also have a national media on his side that long ago abandoned any pretense of objectivity.  The only way to overcome these two obstacles is with voter enthusiasm and A.B.O. will not get us to this point.  If the republican party nominates a candidate about whom the voters feel no enthusiasm Barack Obama may very well win in November of 2012 despite the state of the economy.  During the election of 1980, the incumbent, President Carter also was hampered by a bad economy.  Yet, he led Ronald Reagan in the polls until a few weeks before the election.  It was not until the last debate when Governor Reagan gave the people something and someone to vote for that Reagan went from trailing in the polls to a landslide victory.  Voting against Obama is not enough to win in 2012.  We need a candidate and ideas that we can vote for.