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Friday
Mar062009

Shea-Porter Announces Nearly $550,000 in Funding for New Hampshire Police Departments Included in Omnibus Appropriations Bill  

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced that nearly $550,000 in funding for the Rochester, Portsmouth, and Dover Police Departments is included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The bill passed the House of Representatives on February 25th and is currently being debated in the Senate.

“This is great news,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “This funding will help ensure our police officers have the equipment they need in order to keep New Hampshire residents safe.”

 

A full description of the funding is below:

 

Rochester Police Department -- $125,000 – Training & Equipment

 

To assist the Police Department with purchasing updated equipment and providing law enforcement officers with the training they need.

 

Portsmouth Police Department -- $105,000 – Digital Radio Encryption

 

To assist the Police Department with modifying its existing radio system to allow the use of encryption capabilities.

 

Portsmouth Police Department -- $80,000 – Evidence Equipment

 

To assist the city with the acquisition of equipment for an Evidence Collection Vehicle for use by the Detective Division and the Accident Investigation Team.

 

Dover Police Department -- $235,000 – Equipment & Training

 

To assist the Police Department with purchasing updated equipment and providing law enforcement officers with the training they need.

Friday
Mar062009

Rep. Shea-Porter Joins E9-1-1 Caucus 

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced that she has joined the Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus. The Caucus, which was established in 2003, seeks to educate lawmakers, constituents, and communities about the importance of citizen-activated emergency response systems.

 

“Ensuring our citizens have access to enhanced 9-1-1 is a vital public safety issue,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “I am pleased to be a member of this important Caucus and am excited about the work ahead.”

 

“Themission of theE9-1-1 Caucus isto advanceE9-1-1 and emergency communications across the country,” said E9-1-1 Institute Executive Director Gregory Rohde. “I applaud Congresswoman Shea-Porter for her interest in this critical issue and look forward to working with her.”

 

The Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus seeks to raise public awareness and educate policy makers on the importance of the nation’s 9-1-1 system and to advance the availability of E9-1-1 services throughout the county. The E9-1-1 Caucus works closely with the public safety community, industry, and citizens to ensure that the best technology is available for emergency communications and that the call centers and emergency networks are adequately funded.

Friday
Mar062009

CHQ - Tell Michael Steele and GOP Leaders: "Stop Attacking Conservatives!" 

Dear Fellow Conservative:

Please take a moment to send a FAXGRAM message to the new Chairman of the Republican Party and the GOP leadership in Congress.

In summary, your message will say:

"Stop attacking and distancing yourself from Rush Limbaugh. And start focusing on stopping President Obama and the liberal Democrats from bringing Socialism to America."

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Your FAXGRAM will be delivered within 24 hours.

You probably heard the recent news about how the new Chairman of the National Republican Party, Michael Steele, in a CNN interview called Rush Limbaugh's comments about President Obama "ugly" and dismissing Rush an "entertainer."

Mr. Steele has since apologized for his remarks after his comments generated an enormous backlash from rank-and-file donors to the GOP.

But that's not good enough.

Mr. Steele's comments reflect a broader problem with the current Republican Party Leadership that has brought the GOP to its current state of collapse - and that's the abandonment of conservative principles in an effort to gain favor with the liberal media.

The Republican Party does well when it stands for conservative principles.

Example: The great Ronald Reagan.

Conservatives win elections when the sound and act like President Reagan.

Examples: Both George Bushes campaigned as conservatives (but unfortunately governed as big-spending liberals).

John McCain was running ahead of Barack Obama in the polls until he came out for the TRILLION-DOLLAR BAILOUT in September.

Right after that, support for McCain collapsed.

Republicans win when the talk and act like Ronald Reagan.

Republicans win when they talk and act like conservatives.

Republicans lose when they talk and act like big spending, big government liberals.

Republicans lose when they attack conservatives.

Rush Limbaugh is the clear leader of the conservative movement in America today.

Rush Limbaugh has tens of millions of loyal listeners and fans.

Rush Limbuaugh is the #1 radio show in America because tens of millions of Americans agree with his clear conservative message.

Rush Limbaugh's radio show is gaining strength because he is the loudest and clearest voice in America attacking President Obama's Socialist Agenda for America.

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The GOP leadership should learn from Rush Limbaugh rather than try to gain applause from liberals by attacking him.

The GOP needs to get back to Ronald Reagan's conservative basics and values.

We need smaller government and lower taxes - not more attacks on conservative leaders.

Above all, we need the GOP to take a stand against President Obama's commitment to impose Socialism on America before the American people can figure out what's happened to our great country.

We don't need a GOP that worries what the liberal news media thinks of us.

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These FAXGRAM campaigns we've done before really do have an impact - and have been known to keep fax machines in Congress running non-stop 24/7 for weeks.

I assure you, this really gets a politician's attention.

Now is a great "teaching moment" for the GOP leadership.

Politicians in Washington tend to learn (at least for a little while) when they hear a massive backlash from the grassroots.

Now is the time for conservatives across America to send a message to the national GOP leadership to stop trying to win applause from liberals - and start standing up to the Obama Socialist Agenda.

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Thursday
Mar052009

NetRight Daily: Depression, Socialism and a Raw Deal 

What are the Odds of a Depression?: Central questions these days are how severe will the U.S. economic downturn be and how long will it last? The most serious concern is that the downturn will become something worse than the largest recession of the post-World War II period -- 1982, when real per capita GDP fell by 3% and the unemployment rate peaked at nearly 11%. Could we even experience a depression (defined as a decline in per-person GDP or consumption by 10% or more)?

 

How to Achieve Socialism: Have you ever wondered how countries such as Cuba, North Korea, and China became completely socialist? It's really not a mystery. Government officials, most of whom suffer from an insatiable thirst for power, seize upon some human tragedy or disaster and tell the people, "If you will just give us power over your lives and fortunes, we will taken care of you and protect you from harm."

 

Audit the Fed!!!: Since its creation in 1913, the Fed's control of money and credit in this country has resulted in a 95% devaluation of our dollar and the piling up, just in the last year, of almost $10 trillion in bailouts and loans.

 

Too Big to Save: In the debate over moral hazard, one argument often made is that certain institutions are simply too big to fail. That, if they are allowed to fail, the greater economy will be irreparably damaged, and the people will be unnecessarily hurt.

 

The Great Idaho Tea Party: It is our intention to show President Obama and the politicians in Washington and elsewhere that we, the patriots of the sovereign state of Idaho, will NOT go "gently into that good night" or in other words lay down and die as our republican form of government is supplanted by socialism.

 

Michael Steele--Stop Being a Putz!: Maybe I'm just a little too old school, but to me, there is something decidedly offsetting about hearing one wish his adversary well.

 

A Future of Freedom: When President Barack Obama signed the $780 billion stimulus bill into law on February 17, he made official an economic policy that takes our nation further down the wrong path. The billions of dollars in new government spending that the stimulus contains represent the wrong kind of response to our nation's economic troubles.

 

To see today's cartoon read the post, The Raw Deal.

 

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Thursday
Mar052009

Don't Go Movement - Portsmouth Tea Company to Donate Tea 

NATIONAL- On April 15th the DontGo Movement (www.dontgomovement.com) in collaboration with Michelle Malkin, Top Conservatives on Twitter, and Smart Girl Politics will be hosting Tax Day Tea Parties in every state in America. For the Tea Parties, the Portsmouth Tea Company (www.portsmouthtea.com) will be donating one pound for every participating state. They will be providing tea similar to what was used at the 1773 Boston Tea Party.

 

President of the Portsmouth Tea Company, Marshall Malone, says, “It’s an honor to aid in the revival of liberty – fighting socialism rather than imperialism. The number of lives impacted is greater than our founding fathers ever imagined.We will choose our own stimulus package and offer $2 shipping until tax day.”

 

Communications Director Juliana Johnsons, “This highlights how many people are getting involved. We are so thankful to the Portsmouth Tea Company for supporting our cause. These are small business owners, working, everyday Americans who believe in our cause. We have more than 20 states holding Tax Day Tea Parties. We are growing every day. April 15th will be something this nation hasn’t seen since 1773.

 

The goal of these protests is to call attention to the unprecedented wasteful spending by the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress.

 

Information on the Tax Day Tea Party can be found at www.taxdayteaparty.com