Arkansas Vets Coalition

Veterans, Reserves and Active Duty from all parts of Arkansas and across the nation, coming together to support those persons who best exemplify the principles on which our nation was founded - Fiscal Responsibility, Independent & self-sustaining, Freedoms GUARANTEED by our Constitution and Bill of Rights, serving our country not for personal gain but for the common good!!
WE are dedicated to making a difference once more.
We have served in all branches of military beginning with the Revolutionary WAR and continuing in every conflict to include more recently from beaches of Normandy, in jungles of SE Asia, to conflicts in Bosnia, Somalia, The Gulf War, Iraqi Freedom, all through the Cold War Period of 1945 - 1991, dedicating our lives to fighting terrorism in both Afghanistan and Iraq,
we now arise to serve again, fighting to reclaim our country and the principals upon which is was founded!!.


28 February 2010

Biggest Coal Co. Files Legal Challenge Against EPA

Biggest Coal Co. Files Legal Challenge Against EPA
Peabody Energy, America’s largest coal company, has filed a 240-page legal challenge against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying it relied on flawed climate change science when it decided to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

Peabody filed a petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Feb. 12, seeking a review of the EPA’s decision in December that greenhouse gases pose a danger to public health, BusinessWeek reported.

The EPA’s “endangerment finding” would allow regulators to control carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants under the Clean Air Act.

“Peabody is, in effect, challenging the right of the current U.S. federal government to introduce cap-and-trade regulations by the ‘back door,’” the Climate Depot Web site observed.

Peabody maintains that the finding relied too heavily on a United Nations panel’s disputed work, according to BusinessWeek.

The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded in 2007 that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are “very likely” to blame for global warming.

But that conclusion was challenged following the “climategate” scandal, when e-mails leaked in November from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in Britain indicated that researchers sought to keep some data out of the U.N. body’s findings to bolster their case for man-made global warming.

Peabody’s petition argues that the EPA must reconsider its endangerment finding “based on all the new material from climategate that was not available during the original EPA ‘comment period’ and which is central to the outcome that EPA reached,” Climate Depot disclosed.

Peabody spokeswoman Beth Sutton said in a statement, “There is no sufficient basis to implement regulations that would harm a fragile economy, further suppress investment and raise energy costs for Americans.”

St. Louis-based Peabody had sales of 244 million tons of coal last year. Its coal products fuel 10 percent of all U.S. electricity generation and 2 percent of worldwide generation.

Charlie Cook: Healthcare Is Obama’s Iraq

1. Charlie Cook: Healthcare Is Obama’s Iraq
The Obama administration made “grave miscalculations” in pushing for healthcare reform just as his predecessor George W. Bush erred with the invasion of Iraq, political analyst Charlie Cook observed.

Cook, editor of the Cook Political Report, said in an interview with National Journal that “when unemployment numbers started proving to be much, much tougher and it started becoming more clear that the stimulus package hadn’t worked properly, [Democrats] just kept plowing ahead on healthcare.”

“I think they made some grave miscalculations and as it became more clear that they had screwed up, they just kept doubling down their bet.”

Obama and the Democrats’ miscalculations have been “of proportions comparable to President George W. Bush’s decision to go into Iraq,” Cook declared.

“Bush went, ‘We’re going to go after Afghanistan as a reaction to 9/11,’ and then pretty soon got distracted and obsessed with going into Iraq with varying rationalizations that sort of evolved over time.”

Cook also predicated the tea party movement could have a “huge impact” on the political scene, and said “it’s hard to come up with a scenario where Democrats don’t lose the House” in November.

The Republicans have problems, he acknowledged, but added: “If I had a choice of the Republican Party’s problems right now or the Democratic Party’s problems, I think you could triple the Republican Party’s problems and I’d still rather have their problems than the problems facing Democrats.”

26 February 2010


March 1, 2010

For Immediate Release
Bob Porto
Pulaski County Tea Party


LITTLE ROCK, AR -The Pulaski County Tea Party will gather at the Arkansas State Capitol to express displeasure at Senator Lincoln's Audacity in filing to run for reelection, and Hoping she wins despite her vast unpopularity with the citizens of Arkansas. The Tea Party believes that Senator Lincoln has repeatedly violated the trust and goodwill of the citizens who she represents, as evident by her continuing practice of voting for party over people, and is organizing at the time and place of her filing for re-election to express such to her in person. Please join us in giving her a preview of November!

WHO: Pulaski County Tea Party


WHEN:Monday, March 1, precisely at 12:00 (Please bring signs, but no sticks are allowed inside the Capitol)

WHERE:Arkansas State Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201
Little Rock, AR 72201

Join Pulaski County Tea Party to protest Senator Lincoln. We are gathering at 12:00, and found out Senator Lincoln will file at 1:30. If you can stay longer during your lunch hour, that would be great. She didn't listen to us before, let's show her what she has to look forward to. See you there.

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Obama Friend’s Bid for Senate Seat Threatened by Bank’s Losses

Obama Friend’s Bid for Senate Seat Threatened by Bank’s Losses
By John McCormick
February 26, 2010
Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Fridays are getting tense in the Chicago campaign office of Alexi Giannoulias, the Democrat seeking the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama. That’s the day regulators announce which troubled banks they’ll close.

Broadway Bank in Chicago, owned by Giannoulias’s family, must attract at least $75 million in capital by late April to meet terms of a consent order with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. prompted by losses on commercial real-estate loans. Even if successful, the family could lose control before November’s election, dealing a blow to Democrats and an Obama friend.

“The last thing that Alexi Giannoulias needs right now is another round of bad news stories and stories raising questions about the family’s business,” said Stu Rothenberg, editor of the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report. “The one thing you don’t want to spend in a campaign is a lot of time defending yourself.”

The fate of the $1.2 billion-asset Broadway Bank, whose wealth helped finance Giannoulias’s successful 2006 state treasurer bid, is playing a growing role in a contest for a seat the Democrats have unexpectedly found themselves defending and that may help determine whether Obama’s party can keep its Senate majority. Recent polls show Giannoulias in a tight race with Mark Kirk, a five-term Republican congressman from Chicago’s northern suburbs.

Consent Order

One week before Giannoulias won the Feb. 2 primary, the FDIC and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issued the consent order.

“The family is committed to contributing to recapitalizing the bank, but doesn’t have the full amount required,” said Tilden Katz, a Broadway Bank spokesman. “Any capital infusion will take place alongside private investors and longtime customers who have said they will stand with us.”

Failure to raise the money would make a takeover of the bank by the FDIC more likely, said Matthew Anderson, a partner with Foresight Analytics.

Capital Challenge

“It’s a challenging environment to raise capital,” he said. “An enforcement order from regulators would tend to raise some alarms among investors.”

Broadway was one of 188 undercapitalized banks out of more than 8,000 nationwide in the fourth quarter of 2009, Anderson said. While the broader economy shows signs of improvement, some community banks continue to struggle. Regulators are closing them at the fastest pace in 16 years.

Broadway could be closed if additional loans go bad, even during the 90-day period covered in the consent order signed Jan. 26, Anderson said.

Kirk, 50, has highlighted Broadway’s struggle and said a closing would pose “significant problems” for Giannoulias, 33.

Some of the Broadway loans that have generated controversy involve Michael Giorango, a convicted bookmaker and prostitution-ring promoter. It has also made loans to convicted Illinois influence peddler Antoin “Tony” Rezko and a family accused of having connections to organized crime.

“I was not inside any loan transaction with mob figures, and I was not inside the Broadway Bank,” Kirk told reporters Feb. 19.

Senior Loan Officer

Giannoulias worked as a senior loan officer and vice president at the bank after graduating from Boston University and Tulane University Law School. The campaign committee for Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate run banked there, and the two men have remained basketball-playing buddies.

Giannoulias and his two brothers are among the privately held bank’s owners, Katz said.

“When I left nearly four years ago it was healthy, profitable and very well capitalized,” Giannoulias said in a statement. “Hundreds of community banks that didn’t get a dime of bailout dollars are struggling, and Broadway Bank is no exception.”

He said he would not have made some of the loans to controversial figures had he “known then what I know now.”

His campaign presented figures showing 9 percent of about $240 million in non-performing assets now on the bank’s books originated while he was there.

Republicans criticize Giannoulias for not answering more questions about the bank. His chief rival in the Democratic primary also questioned his time at the institution.

Family Dividends

In November, Giannoulias defended about $70 million in dividends paid to family members in 2007 and 2008, saying much of the money went to income taxes after his father’s death.

He alone couldn’t make a significant dent in the capital needed to comply with the regulators’ order, his public records show. His most valuable non-bank asset is a $1.5 million Chicago condominium purchased in 2007.

Giannoulias, who is single, has $15,001 to $50,000 in deposits at Broadway, according to a disclosure report he filed in March. His 3.6 percent ownership in Broadway Bank was valued at $1 million to $5 million.

Rothenberg said he sees a slight advantage for Kirk because of the bank controversy and this summer’s corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat.

“The timing seems right for Kirk,” he said.

24 February 2010

Organizing Kids for Obama - the New Nazi Version of Indoctrination/Brainwashing

Organizing Kids for Obama

President Barack Obama’s budget has added more than $100 billion of federal taxpayers’ money to what is called “education,” so that means it will be spent by alumni of the Saul Alinsky school of radical community organizing and/or the Chicago Democratic machine. We’re indebted to Pamela Geller of for exposing the shocking use of some of these funds.

Obama is using the public schools to recruit a private army of high-schoolers to “build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda.” We now know that Obama’s “agenda” is to move the United States into European-style socialism.

Obama’s Internet outreach during his campaign, Obama for America, has been renamed Organizing for America (OFA) in order to recruit students to join a cult of Obama and become activists for his goals. Geller discovered that the teacher of an 11th-grade government class in Massillon, Ohio, passed out the sign-up sheet, headed with Obama’s “O” logo, asking students to become interns for Organizing for America.

These interns will be given an intensive nine-week training course using comprehensive lesson plans. Assigned readings include Saul Alinsky’s notorious “Rules for Radicals,” “Stir It Up: Lessons From Community Organizing and Advocacy” by the left-wing activist Rinku Sen, and particular sections of “Dreams From My Father” dealing with Obama’s days as a community organizer in Chicago.

Republican students will be filtered out of the intern program by requiring applicants to answer questions that reveal their politics. One example is, “What one issue facing our country is important to you and why?”

Geller said the purpose of this training to become Alinsky-style community organizers is, “of course, to elect more Democrats.” The internship program is specifically geared to get the kids working in the 2010 elections.

The sign-up sheet for Organizing for America starts with this instruction: “Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, is building on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda of change.” The application explains that this national internship program is “working to make the change we fought so hard for in 2008 a reality in 2010 and beyond.”

This is not the first time Obama has tried to enlist schoolchildren into an Obama cult. Last fall, the instructions mailed to every school by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan added a very political dimension to Obama’s speech that was broadcast to public school children on Sept. 8.

Geller explained the extensive political dimension of the new intern program. The OFA student interns will be trained in the goals and language of the left: “antiwar agitation, anti-capitalism, Marx, Lenin, (Bill) Ayers, LGBT agenda promotion, global warming, soft-on-jihad and illegal immigration.”

Another item on OFA’s reading list is “The New Organizers” by Zack Exley. It brags about “an insurgent generation of organizers” inside the Obama campaign that has “almost without anyone noticing … built the Progressive movement a brand new and potentially durable people’s organization, in a dozen states, rooted at the neighborhood level.”

The 10-page “National Intern Organizer Curriculum” is very specific in describing the tactics that interns will be taught. It includes these components: “Using Story as an Organizing Tool, Building Relationships and Building Teams, Mobilizing to Win on the Issues (issue advocacy), Health Care Service Project.”

Passage of Obamacare is one of this intern project’s major goals. The curriculum promises to provide “insight on the strategy and plan behind the health care campaign” and “further motivate them to work on the issue.”

The sign-up sheet states that the “purpose” of training these students is “to build community” among the interns and teach them “to be leaders in OFA’s organizing work.” After all, Barack Obama knows a great deal about being a community organizer — that was his only real job before he got into politics.

Job prospects may be bleak for many Americans, but they will be rosy for alumni of Obama’s intern program. After the students have been fully trained as Alinsky-style community organizers, they will be eligible for jobs in Senior Corps, AmeriCorps or Learn and Serve America.

Those three so-called “service” organizations, which annually dole out millions of dollars to left-wing groups, are overseen by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The U.S. Senate just confirmed this Corporation’s new chief executive, Patrick Corvington, who was a senior official of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which has given over a million and a half dollars to the ACORN network of organizations.

Phyllis Schlafly is a lawyer, conservative political analyst and the author of the newly revised and expanded “Supremacists.” She can be contacted by e-mail at To find out more about Phyllis Schlafly and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Website at

23 February 2010

10 Reasons to Support the Republican Alternative

10 Reasons to Support the Republican Alternative

Taking the First Step. Republicans listened to the American people and have produced a common sense, fiscally responsible health reform proposal—not Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 2,000+ page government takeover of 1/6th of our nation’s economy. Republicans have a better plan, one that lowers premiums for working families and small businesses, fights fraud, and will lead to expanded access to affordable health care coverage for all Americans without raising taxes, cutting benefits to seniors or spending money we don’t have.
1.  Lowers Health Care Premiums.
     According to CBO, the Republican Alternative would reduce health insurance premiums by up to:
• 10% for employees who get coverage through a small business (50 or fewer employees)
• 8% for those who do not have access to employer-provided coverage
• 3% for employees who get coverage through a large business

All told, under the GOP plan, premiums for millions of families would be nearly $5,000 lower than Speaker Pelosi’s cheapest insurance plan, according to CBO estimates.

2.  Guarantees Affordable Coverage for Patients with Preexisting Conditions.

The Republican Alternative makes it illegal for an insurance company to deny coverage to someone with prior coverage on the basis of a pre-existing condition. So if you lose your health insurance because you lose your job, move, get divorced, or just want to change plans, you are protected. Through a new Universal Access Program, all patients with preexisting conditions will have access to affordable health care coverage--without waiting lists. The Republican Alternative also prohibits an insurer from cancelling a policy unless an individually knowingly commits fraud on an application form. It also prohibits insurance plans from instituting annual or lifetime spending limits.

3.  Protects Seniors Medicare Benefits.
Unlike the Pelosi bill, seniors’ benefits are not cut and nothing in the Republican Alternative will increase seniors’ Medicare premiums.

4.  No Tax Increases. Period.

5.  Encourages Small Businesses to Offer Health Care Coverage,  Without Taxing Job Creation.
Unlike the Pelosi bill, which punishes small businesses with onerous mandates and exorbitant taxes that CBO says will be passed on the employees in the form of lower wages, the Republican Alternative plan gives small businesses the power to pool together and offer health care at lower prices, just as corporations and labor unions do.
6.  Enacts Real Medical Liability Reform.
The Republican Alternative saves $54 billion by helping to end costly junk lawsuits and curbing defensive medicine by enacting medical liability reforms modeled after the successful state laws of California and Texas.
7.  Empowers the Doctor- Patient Relationship.
The Republican Alternative eliminates taxpayer funding of a program that could lead to government intrusion in the doctor-patient relationship and the rationing of care on the basis of cost. Unlike the Pelosi bill that increases taxes and expands price controls on medical devices and prescription drugs, the Republican Alternative promotes innovation and places greater emphasis on prevention and wellness.
8.  Prohibits Abortion Funding.
The Republican Alternative explicitly prohibits all federal funds from being used to pay for abortion.
9.  No Entitlement Expansions Forcing Americans onto a Government Run Plan.
The Republican Alternative avoids a dramatic expansion in entitlement spending and reverses pressure to enact enormous additional tax increases in the future, including on the middle class.
10.  Reduces the Deficit.
According to CBO, the Republican Alternative reduces the deficit by $68 billion over the next ten years and continues to reduce the deficit in the second budget window.
For more information, please visit GOP Solutions for America

Where Is the Republican Health Care Plan? Right Here, CBO Scored

February 22, 2010

President Obama released a new health care plan today, which CBO admits cannot be scored due to lack of sufficient details. House Republicans have had a health care plan for months. It was scored by CBO in November. Yet, Democrats refuse to consider it as a viable option.
You can find all the details about our health care plan here.

Call to Action - Vulnerable Congressmen - Voted FOR Obamacare The First Time

Political strategist Dick Morris has released the following analysis and recommended action steps to push back against the President's renewed efforts to enact "healthcare reform."

THESE ARE THE SWING HEALTH CARE VOTES! (Read below for phone numbers to call these swing Congressmen on health care.)

We don't believe that there is any chance of stopping Obama's renewed push for his horrible health care changes in the Senate. Harry Reid is going to use the reconciliation procedure to jam it through with 51 votes - and he will get them. All the hype about how difficult it will be is to distract us from the real battle which will come in the House.
There, where every member faces re-election, it will be a lot harder for Pelosi to round up the vote she needs. Last time she passed health care by 220-215. This time, a lot of the Democrats who voted for health care are going to be so worried about re-election that they might be induced to jump ship.
If you live in any of the states from which these swing Congressmen come, please call them. Let them know your opposition to health care changes. The phone for Congress is 202-224-3121. Here's the list:
Vulnerable Congressmen Who Voted FOR Obamacare The First Time Around
These are the folks we need to pressure to switch their votes!

Harry Mitchell (Phoenix suburbs) Call (202) 225-2190!
Gabrielle Giffords (Tucson) Call (202) 225-2542!
Ann Kirkpatrick (most of rural Arizona, NE part of state) Call (202) 225-2315!

Jerry McNerney (Stockton and Pleasanton) Call (202) 225-1947!

John Salazar (Pueblo) Call 202-225-4761!

Jim Hines (Fairfield County) Call (202) 225-5541!
Alan Grayson (Orlando) Call (202) 225-2176!
Bill Foster (Dixon, Batavia, and Geneseo) Call (202) 225-2976!
Baron Hill (from Kentucky border up to Bloomington) Call (202) 225-3011!

Joseph Cao Call (202) 225-6636!
Mark Schauer (Branch, Calhoun, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee & Washtenaw counties) Call (202) 225-6276!
Gary Peters (Oakland County) Call (202) 225-5802!
Dina Titus (Las Vegas) Call (202) 225-3252!
New Hampshire:
Carol Shea-Porter (Portsmouth, Manchester, Lakes Region) Call (202) 225-5456!
New York:
Tim Bishop (Suffolk County) Call (202) 225-3826!
John Hall (Northern Westchester) Call (202) 225-5441!
Bill Owens (Plattsburgh up along Vermont border to Canada) Call (202) 225-4611!
Mike Arcuri (Utica and south central NY) Call (202)225-3665!
Dan Maffei (Syracuse) Call (202) 225-3701!
North Dakota:
Earl Pomneroy (at large) Call (202) 225-2611!
Steven Driehaus (Cincinnati west to Indiana border) Call (202) 225-2216!
Mary Jo Kilroy (Columbus and west to Indiana border) Call (202) 225-2015!
Zach Space (Dover, Zanesville, Chillicothe) Call (202) 225-6265!
Kathy Dahlkemper (Erie) Call (202) 225-5406!
Patrick Murphy (Bucks County) Call (202) 225-4276!
Christopher Carney (NE Penn) Call (202) 225-3731!
Paul Kanjorski (Scranton, Wilkes-Barre) Call 202-225-6511!
South Carolina:
John Spratt (rural SC between Columbia and Charlotte) Call (202) 225-5501!
Tom Perriello (Charlottesville, Bedford, Timberlake, Martinsville & Danville) Call (202) 225-4711!
West Virginia:
Alan Mollohan (Wheeling, Morgantown) Call (202) 225-4172!
Nick Rahall (Huntington) Call (202) 225-3452!
Steve Kagen (Green Bay) Call (202) 225-5665!
Let's get busy to save health care in America!

Additionally the Tea Party Patriots have compiled a similar list that includes district phone #s and fax #s.  Below the contact information (scroll down to the bottom to the email) they also give a few tips about what to do if you can't get through to the Congress.

Targeted Congressmen
Rep. Michael Arcuri, New York 24th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3665, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1891
Local Office Number: (315) 252-2777/2778, Local Fax Number:  (315) 252-2779

Rep. John Boccieri, Ohio, 16th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3876, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3059
Local Office Number: (330) 489-4414, Local Fax Number: (330) 489-4448

Rep. Allen Boyd, Florida, 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5235, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5615
Local Office Number: (850) 561-3979, Local Fax Number: (850) 681-2902

Rep. Christopher Carney, Pennsylvania, 16th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3731, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9594
Local Office Number: (570) 585-9988, Local Fax Number: (570) 585-9977

Rep. Gerald "Gerry" Connolly, Virginia, 11th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-1492 DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3071
Local Office Number: (703) 256-3071, Local Fax Number: (703) 354-1284

Rep. Henry Cuellar, Texas 28th
DC Office Number: 202-225-1640, DC Fax Number: 202-225-1641
Local Office Number:  (210) 271-2851, Local Fax Number: (210) 277-6671

Rep. Steve Driehaus, Ohio, 1st
DC Office Number:  (202) 225-2216, DC Fax Number:  (202) 225-3012
Local Office Number: (513) 684-2723, Local Fax Number: (513) 421-8722

Rep. Chet Edwards, Texas, 17th
DC Office Number: 202-225-6105, DC Fax Number: Fax: 202-225-0350
Local Office Number: (979) 691-8797, Local Fax Number: (979) 691-8939

Rep. Brad Ellsworth, Indiana, 8th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4636, DC Office Fax: (202) 225-3284
Local Office Number: (812) 465-6484, Local Fax Number: (812) 422-4761

Rep. Bob Etheridge, North Carolina, 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4531
Local Office Number: (919) 829-9122

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona, 8th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2542, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0378
Local Office Number: (520) 881-3588, Local Fax Number: (520) 322-9490

Rep. Deborah "Debbie" Halvorson, Illinois, 11th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3635, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3521
Local Office Number: (815) 726-4998, Local Fax Number: (815) 726-8024

Rep. Paul W. Hodes, New Hampshire, 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5206, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2946
Local Office Phone: (603) 223-9814, Local Fax Number: (603) 223-9819

Rep. Jay Inslee, Washington, 1st
DC Office Number:  (202) 225-6311, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-1606
Local Office Number: (360) 598-2342, Local Fax Number: (360) 598-3650

Rep. Paul Kanjorski, Pennsylvania, 11th
DC Office Number: 202-225-6511, DC Fax Number: 202-225-0764
Local Office Number: 570-825-2200, Local Fax Number: 570-825-8685

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio, 9th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4146, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7711
Local Office Number: (419) 259-7500, Local Fax Number: (419) 255-9623

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona, 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-9739
Local Office Number: (928) 226-6914, Local Fax Number: (928) 226-2876

Rep. Ron Klein, Florida, 22nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225.3026, DC Fax Number: (202) 225.8398
Local Office Number: (561) 544-6910, Local Fax Number: (561) 544-2864

Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, Florida, 24th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2706, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6299
Local Office Number: (407) 208-1106, Local Fax Number: (407) 208-1108

Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio 10th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5871
Local Office Number: (216) 228-8850

Rep. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island, 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2735, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5976
Local Office Number: (401) 732-9400, Local Fax Number: (401) 737-2982

Rep. Stephen Lynch, Massachusetts, 9th
DC Office Number:  202-225-8273, DC Fax Number:  202-225-3984
Local Office Number:  617-428-2000, Local Office Fax: 617-428-2011

Rep. Daniel B. Maffei, New York, 25th
DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3701, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4042
Local Office Number: (315) 423-5657, Local Fax Number: (315) 423-5669

Rep. Ed Markey, Massachusetts, 7th
DC Office Number: 202-225-2836
Local Office Number: 781-396-2900

Rep. Alan B. Mollohan, West Virginia, 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4172, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7564
Local Office Number: (304) 292-3019, Local Fax Number: (304) 292-3027

Rep. John Murtha, Pennsylvania, 12th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2065, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5709
Local Office Number: (814) 535-2642, Local Fax Number: (814) 539-6229

Rep. Glenn C. Nye III, Virginia, 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4215, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4218
Local Office Number: (757) 326-6201, Fax: (757) 326-6209

Rep. Tom Perriello, Virginia, 5th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4711, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5681
Local Office Number: (434) 293-9631, Local Fax Number: (434) 293-9632

Rep. Gary Peters, Michigan, 9th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5802, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-2356
Local Office Number: (248) 273-4227, Local Fax Number: (248) 273-4704

Rep. Nick Rahall, West Virginia, 3rd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3452
Local Office Number:  (304) 325-6222

Rep. Laura Richardson, California, 37th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-7924, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7926
District Office Number: (202) 225-7924, District Fax Number: (202) 225-7926

Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, Texas 23rd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4511, DC Fax Number:  (202) 225-2237
Local Office Number: (830) 757-8398, Local Fax Number: (830) 752-1893

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland, 2nd
DC Office Number: 202-225-3061, DC Fax Number: 202-225-3094
Local Office Number: 410-628-2701, Local Fax Number: 410-628-2708

Rep. Linda Sanchez, California, 39th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6676
Local Office Number: (562) 860-5050

Rep. Kurt Schrader, Oregon, 5th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5711, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5699
Local Office Number: (503) 588-9100, Local Fax Number: (503) 588-5517

Rep. David Scott, Georgia, 13th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2939, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4628
Local Office Number: (770) 210-5073, Local Fax Number: (770) 210-5673

Rep. Adam Smith, Washington, 9th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-8901
Local Office Number: (253) 593-6600, Local Fax Number: (253) 593-6776

Rep. Peter Visclosky, Indiana, 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2461, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2493
Local Office Number: (219) 795-1844, DC Fax Number: (219) 795-1850

Rep. David Wu, Oregon, 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-0855, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9497
Local Office Number: (503) 326-2901, Local Fax Number: (503) 326-5066

Rep. John Adler, New Jersey 3rd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4765, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0778
Local Office Number: (732) 608-7235, Local Fax Number: (732) 608-7268

Rep. Jason Altmire, Pennsylvania 4th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2565, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-2274
Local Office Number: (724) 378-0928, Local Fax Number: (724) 378-6171

Rep. Brian Baird, Washington 3rd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3536, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2478
Local Office Number: (360) 695-6292, Local Fax Number: (360) 695-6197

Rep. John Barrow, Georgia 12th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2823, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3377
Local Office Number: (706) 722-4494, Local Fax Number: (706) 722-4496

Rep. Melissa Bean, Illinois 8th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3711, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7830
Local Office Number: (847) 517-2927, Local Fax Number: (847) 517-2931

Rep. Marion Berry, Arkansas 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4076, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5602
Local Office Number: (870) 972-4600, Local Fax Number: (870) 972-4605

Rep. Rick Boucher, Virginia 9th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3861, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0442
Local Office Number: (276) 628-1145

Rep. Dennis Cardoza, California 18th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6131, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0819
Local Office Number: (209) 383-4455, Local Fax Number: (209) 726-1065

Rep. Travis Childers, Mississippi 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4306, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3549
Local Office Number: (662) 841-8808, Local Fax Number: (662) 841-8845

Rep. Jim Costa, California 20th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3341, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9308
Local Office Number: (559) 495-1620, Local Fax Number: (559) 495-1027

Rep. Artur Davis, Alabama 7th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2665, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-9567
Local Office Number: (205) 752-5380, Local Fax Number: (205) 752-5899

Rep. Joe Donnelly, Indiana 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3915, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-6798
Local Office Number: (574) 288-2780, Local Fax Number: (574) 288-2825

Rep. Parker Griffith, Alabama 5th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4801, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4392
Local Office Number: (256) 551-0190, Local Fax Number: (256) 551-0194

Rep. Baron Hill, Indiana 9th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6866
Local Office Number: (812) 288-3999, Local Fax Number: (812) 288-3873

Rep. Steve Kagen, Wisconsin 8th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5655, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5729
Local Office Number: (920) 437-1954, Local Fax Number: (920) 437-1978

Rep. Daniel Lipinski, Illinois 3rd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5701, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1012
Local Office Number: (312) 886-0481, Local Fax Number: (773) 767-9395

Rep. Jim Marshall, Georgia 8th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6531, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3013
Local Office Number: (478) 464-0255, Local Fax Number: (478) 464-0277

Rep. Jim Matheson, Utah 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3011, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5638
Local Office Number: (801) 486-1236, Local Fax Number: (801) 486-1417

Rep. Michael E. McMahon, New York 13th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3371, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-1272
Local Office Number: (718) 351-1062, Local Fax Number: (718) 980-0768

Rep. Michael Michaud, Maine 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6306, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2943
Local Office Number: (207) 942-6935, Local Fax Number: (207) 942-5907

Rep. Harry Mitchell, Arizona 5th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2190
Local Office Number: (480) 946-2411

Rep. Collin C. Peterson, Minnesota 7th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2165, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1593
Local Office Number: (218) 847-5056

Rep. Mike Ross, Arkansas 4th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3772, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1314
Local Office Number: (870) 881-0681, Local Fax Number: (870) 881-0683

Rep. Ike Skelton, Missouri 4th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2876
Local Office Number: (816) 228-4242

Rep. Bart Stupak, Michigan 1st
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4735, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4744
Local Office Number: (906) 786-4504, Local Fax Number: (906) 786-4534

Rep. Gene Taylor, Mississippi 4th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-5772, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7074
Local Office Number: (228) 864-7670, Local Fax Number: (228) 864-3099 

Can't Get Through to Your Senator or Congressman? Call the Media!
As you already know, it has become virtually impossible to communicate with your elected representatives.  Senators are taking their phones off the hook, unplugging their fax machines and ignoring the thousands of emails pouring into their computers.  They simply aren't interested in hearing from you.  Against overwhelming public pressure, and polls which continue to show that an increasingly large majority of Americans oppose what they are doing, the Senate appears poised to pass a health care bill which none of them have even read.  And yet even as public outrage and anger grow, the media is remiss in its coverage, pretending that we don't exist.    So now it's time to change strategies. 

While we want you to continue to call your Senators, any time you can't get through, we encourage you to call your local radio and television stations and newspapers to express your outrage at your continuing inability to reach your elected representatives.  When we melt the switchboards of the media outlets, it becomes far more likely that they will begin reporting on your outrage.  If thousands of people in each area are calling their media outlets, they will struggle to handle the flow of calls.  While Senators may ignore us, the media outlets are businesses that cannot afford to stop answering our calls.

Don't give up...the battle is not over.  The fight is in full swing, and it's up to the Patriots around the nation to make the difference.  You are the future of this nation, and only you can make the difference.

22 February 2010

ALERT: Pres. Obama Releases Proposed Changes to Healthcare Bill

ALERT From Take Back Medicine
Pres. Obama Releases Proposed Changes to Healthcare Bill
Pres. Obama announces price controls, tax hikes, and sweetheart deals for everyone.

Undeterred by public rejection of "comprehensive healthcare reform," today President Obama released an 11-page report outlining his healthcare proposal.   He claims it "contains new ideas from both parties" and that it will "give the American people and small business owners more control over their health care choices."

The reality is that his new deal, (according to our friends at contains price controls, tax hikes, and "sweetheart deals" for everyone.

Here are some resources for a look at what is really in his proposal:

Heritage Foundation:


Wall Street Journal:

Democrats are planning to try to push through the president's plan, after a show summit with Republican leaders on Feb 25. They apparently plan to bend to their purposes a tricky maneuver called "budget reconciliation" (a trillion-dollar bill does affect the budget) - which is aptly called the "nuclear option." It blasts away the usual defenses such as hearings, debates, or filibustering. It would also turn traditional American medicine and insurance into a smoldering ruin-not the objective they advertise!

The first two rails of total government control have already been laid, observes long-time AAPS member Lee Vliet, M.D., in the "stimulus bill." These are computerized medical records and comparative effectiveness research. The third rail, the one that powers the train by controlling the money, is called "insurance reform."  Read full article by Dr. Vliet: .


Here are three action steps you can take in the next few days before Thursday's "Healthcare Summit"
(from our friends at the American Grassroots Coalition).

1. Sign the Petition demanding that the Republicans stand firm and not make any concessions.  Please forward to family, colleagues, neighbors, and friends to sign.  There is power in numbers and we all need to stand strong together.

2. Contact the Senators listed at the bottom of this email to let them know that you expect them to stand firm and not make any concessions on a government takeover of health care. If you are not their constituent, you should tell them that their vote represents the American people, as well as their constituents, and you expect them to listen to and represent the American people.
3. Contact the Republican Leadership and let them know that we are watching and waiting.  We expect every single member of the Republican party to stand on principles and values, while representing the American people.
The Republican Leadership in the House is committed to stand firm and wants to start from scratch.  We need to support their efforts and let them know we are standing behind them.  We should thank them for listening to the American people.

Congressman John Boehner
Congressman Eric Cantor
Congressman Mike Pence

We are not hearing the same things come from the Republican Leadership in the Senate.  We need to contact the Republican Leadership in the Senate and let them know what we expect from them.  They need to know that we expect all Republicans to insist that all negotiations start over with a blank sheet of paper.

Senator Mitch McConnell
Senator Jon Kyl

We all thought this this health care legislation was dead after the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts because he was the 41st vote.  Well, not so fast.  He is the 41st vote only if all of the other Republicans in Washington stand firm and do not cave or make any concessions.
We must make it clear to ALL of our elected officials that we want NO part of the Senate or House bills to be proposed or accepted.  The American people want these bills rejected and to start over with a clean slate. We will accept nothing less.

21 February 2010

Maxine ON Health Care

Here  is the solution:  
     While discussing the upcoming Universal Health Care Program with my sister-in-law the other day, I think we have found the solution.  I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you're a senior you need to suck it up and give up the idea that you need any health care.  A new hip?  Unheard of.  We simply can't afford to take care of you anymore.  You don't need any medications for your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc.  Let's take care of the young people.  After all, they will be ruling the world very soon.

     So here is the solution.  When you turn 70, you get a gun and 3 bullets.  You are allowed to shoot one senator and 2 representatives.  Of course, you will be sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head and all the health care you need!  New teeth, great!  Need glasses, no problem!  New hip, knee, kidney, lung, heart?  Well bring it on.  And who will be paying for all of this?  The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care.  And, since you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income tax.

20 February 2010

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19 February 2010

Issues - Jim Holt for Senate


At-a-glance Jim Holt is all about:

Protecting Your Freedom – A legislator’s first responsibility
Promoting Capitalism and opposing socialism
Limiting Taxation – Keeping more taxpayers’ money in taxpayers’ pockets. Arkansas’ #1 Anti-Tax leader!
Reducing government control and growth
Limiting government regulations on businesses and individuals
Protecting innocent life– from conception to natural death
Opposing ObamaCare
Protecting traditional Marriage
Protecting the Right to Keep & Bear Arms
Enforcing our immigration laws
Confronting judicial overreach and activism
Opposing federal takover of local schools
Respecting parental rights, including parental rights in education
Protecting individual Property Rights
Opposing Obama’s “Cap and Trade” Scheme
Championing your conservative values!

And with Jim, these aren’t just election year slogans, they’re his legislative track record.

18 February 2010

College Acquaintance: Young Obama Was ‘Pure Marxist Socialist’

February 17, 2010
“He definitely saw America as the enemy.”
Editor’s note: The B-Cast conducted an hour-long interview with John C. Drew last Friday:
The B-Cast Interview:   Was Obama a Committed Marxist in College?

16 February 2010

Who is the Tea Party?

Comment response to a blog post on  Arkansas Blog

I can see by the comments left by others, they must be either young, cynical, illiterate of the government process or just do not understand the historical significance to the Tea Party Movement.

WE are solid citizens from every walk of life, educational level, and professional training but we have several things in common:
1. a love of federalist democracy as established by our Constitution,
2. limited government interference into our private lives,
3. fiscal responsibility by the elected officials
4. support of the Bill of Rights
5. The willingness to work to earn what we have
6. We do not look to our Government to give us everything we need or want
7. We believe in exercising our rights at the ballot box not running off at the mouth complaining

and many more basic freedoms we are afforded under the tenets set up by our Founding Fathers


How many of you know the history of the United States? why did we rebel against King George III in 1776?? - how the Soviet Communists came into power?? - how Hitler took over the German Government by taking away rights and freedoms we take for granted with so many of our population becoming apathetic to why we are afforded these freedoms,.. when we do not heed the call to action as a part of our democratic process, then we will loose every freedom we have..

The Tea Party movement is just an exercise of our Right of Speech, guaranteed under the Bill of Rights, an exercise of our right to Assemble, our Right to be part of our Government..


For those of you who live in Arkansas - follow the link, this is for the betterment of the State of Arkansas - instead of whining and complaining, become part of the process instead of waiting for "someone" else to take action

Arkansas Voter's Right of Recall

10 February 2010

Letter to David Brooks of NY Times


On many statements you made on the Charlie Rose show concerning the Tea Party Movement, pertaining to the reelection of Obama, and other ideas you were forwarding of similar nature to which I and many Tea Party persons wholeheartedly disagree.

1.  You are only understand a minimal portion of what is driving the minds and hearts of the average, blue collar working citizen.  Not all of us are high school or with 'some'  college education but there are those of us have college or University degrees.  WE come from many walks of life. What the Elitist do not understand is that common sense better known as life experiences is a driver of our judgments and sensibilities not education. Christian values that are taught from the Bible,  moral ethics, and principals still reign as guidelines for our lives.  These are values we all believe the politicians and educators have written out of their books.  Conservative values upon which this country was founded on and should still be the guiding beacon for ALL our leaders today.  We do not want government telling us how or when to work, what doctor we can see, what school we can send our children to or even if we can participate in a religious activity.  We ARE NOT SHEEP!; you can not tell us what you want us to hear and have us believe it as you told us!!

2.  We STRONGLY believe in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights as the documents our governmental leaders shall abide by not who gave them the most money.  It is our belief these documents are the standard EVERY LAW, REGULATION, SUPREME COURT DECISION shall be compared to.

3.  We believe Government is not the do all end all entity.  Government has it's place!! as military protection of the population, legal enforcement, providing infrastructure where the local community controls the way programs are implemented..

The items above are only a few of our beliefs!!  You need to come to understand there are people in the Tea Party movement who are very well educated by your standard but we are principally opposed to the "cramming down our throats" of government control.  We are the ones who have the knowledge of who to express our dissatisfaction with the events, methodology, or any other means the 'silent majority' is being led to slaughter.  We also lend our knowledge and skills to give a hand up to our lesser educated brethren who feel the same way we do, we willingly give them a voice,..

I would suggest you leave your cocoon of the East Coast, come to the vast expanse of the heartland of America where the pioneer spirit still reigns supreme to learn why the "common man" is upset, angry and on the move which could very well be the birth of the 2nd American Revolution

A Government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take everything you have - Thomas Jefferson

Jean McClellan-Chambers