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The Citizen Newsletter

The Conservative Voice of Henry County

Issue # 380

January 17, 2013

Monroe Roarks Newscast Moving to KBN Television


A major change regarding local news in Henry County is taking place this month. After more than eight years on SCB-TV 15, Monroe Roark is moving his newscast to KBN Television (channel 22 on Charter cable).

In This Issue:
Page Feature 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 5 6 8 9 Roark Moves to KBN-TV Broun: Cut non-disaster funds Rogers BBQ Promotion New York Gun Ban Wal-Mart to Hire Veterans

The inaugural broadcast of Henry County News with Monroe Roark is scheduled to air the week of Jan. 17. He will appear as a guest on Ray McBerrys Georgia First program the same week. The newscast will only air one week in January. Plans are to make it a weekly program as soon as sufficient sponsorships are secured. If you are interested in sponsoring Henry County News with Monroe Roark, contact Mr. McBerry at 404-2718473 or through his web site, WWW.KBNTELEVISION.COM. If you do not have Charter cable, you can watch the newscast online. Go like Mr. Roarks Facebook page and you will receive a link to each broadcast segment that you can view on your laptop, desktop, tablet, smartphone or other mobile device.

NRA: Obama is a Hypocrite

Commentary: City of Stockbridge McDonough Matters Obamas Executive Actions And so it begins . . . Trouble for Conservatives

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Broun Offers $316 Million in Cuts to Sandy Disaster Relief Bill


Says its the wrong time, wrong place, and wrong bill for debate on non-disaster related spending
Washington, Jan 14 - U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement regarding the eight amendments he offered to the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Bill, H.R. 152. The bill, costing just over $50 billion, is expected to be considered by the House of Representatives this week: While my heart goes out to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, it is unacceptable for Congress to use this disaster as a justification for passing a bill chock-full of pork barrel spending, said Congressman Broun. My amendments to the bill simply and reasonably eliminate funding for any pet projects that are unrelated to emergencies brought on by Hurricane Sandy. In other words, my changes would ensure that every dollar spent by means of this legislation is directed toward the people and places that are most in need of help due to the devastating effects of the hurricane. For instance, while $133 million for improved weather forecasting equipment and satellites might be important, funding for these kinds of upgrades shouldnt be doled out through the Sandy Disaster Relief bill they should go through the regular appropriations process. An even more egregious carve out: the proposed legislation includes a whopping $86 million to bail out the Northeast Corridor of Amtrak as well as to fund the construction of a Hudson River tunnel. Again, while many folks can see the benefits in these ideas, I think most of my colleagues can agree that these arent exactly disaster-linked projects. This is the wrong time, wrong place, and wrong bill to be discussing such items. In the midst of a heated debate about raising the debt ceiling, the Sandy Disaster Relief bill as it stands contradicts what everyone in Washington says theyre trying to do and thats cut excess spending. I urge my colleagues to support my amendments, because the last thing this Congress needs is a green light to manipulate crises as a trade-off for more federal expenditures. Two of Rep. Brouns amendments specifically target the underlying bill, and six of the measures are amendments to Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysens (R-NJ) $33 billion supplemental package.

ROGER'S "PIT-COOKED" BAR-B-QUE, HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA


Next week we will begin something new at Roger's BBQ in Hogansville, Georgia. A special called, "A Taste of the South". During lunch on Tuesday's and Wednesday's our great cooks will create a menu southern dishes that are not on our menu. All from scratch, just like Grandmother did years ago. Come eat with us and try this new special from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Call in order to 706-637-4100.
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New York Times: New York Gun Ban Bill Sucks


Posted on January 15, 2013 by Robert Farago

Executive Orders, New York laws... sure Obama can instruct federal enforcement of non-existent laws. And the fruitcakes in new York can pass laws. How long before the Constitutional challenges begin? SCOTUS already ruled the 2nd Amendment DOES apply to personal, individual gun ownership. Laws and Orders restricting the type of gun or ammunition is tantamount to violating both the Constitution and the SCOTUS ruling. ~ The Henry Citizen Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to lead the nation in gun control, but hes picked a peculiar way of doing it, New York Times editor Andrew Rosenthal opines. [Click here.] Mr. Cuomo negotiated in secret with a few other powerful politicians on a dogs breakfast of legislation that got no public discussion at all and was passed by state senators who had not even read itbecause they were not given a chance to do so. Shhh. The next thing you know theyll want to read the Constitution. The resulting bill is hard to judge on the merits. Its a snarl of good ideas, strange ideas and ideas that seem quite bad. While some items should figure into federal gun control legislation, Washington should not take New York as an example of how to go about this difficult business. Ya think? He thinks . . . Nothing about New Yorkers Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, of course. Just bitching and moaning about the mental health reporting requirement. But Rosenthals queasiness about the bill oozes out of every pixel (or something like that).

I hope, moreover, that the authors took into account the Constitutions rules on search and seizure because the anti-gun-control crowd is already feeding off paranoia about confiscation ... Neither Mr. Obama nor Mr. Cuomo is getting ready to raid the homes of law-abiding citizens. Still, passing confusing legislation in the dead of night without public discussion is not a great way to prove that.
In other words, Rosenthal can hear the proverbial knock on the door in the middle of the night.

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Wal-Mart vows to hire any recent veterans


Welcome home, veterans. Global retailing giant Wal-Mart announced Tuesday that, starting Memorial Day, it will offer a job to any honorably discharged veteran in his or her first year off from active duty. The opportunities will be in stores, distribution centers and the chains home office. Hiring a veteran can be one of the best business decisions you make, Wal-Mart U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon said in a statement. Veterans have a record of performance under pressure. Theyre quick learners and team players. They are leaders with discipline, training, and a passion for service. There is a seriousness and sense of purpose that the military instills, and we need it today more than ever. The retailer forecasts that it will hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

NRA hits Obama over hypocrisy of armed guards for daughters


By OLIVIER KNOX, YAHOO! NEWS

In a sign of how brutal, emotional and deeply personal the coming battle over gun violence is likely to be, the National Rifle Association on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for having Secret Service protect his daughters even as he opposes the group's call for armed guards in schools. The WEB VIDEO, first obtained by THE BLAZE, opens with a narrator asking, Are the presidents kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? The 35-second video makes no effort to hide the tension and animosity between the NRA and Obama, even stepping into the recent "fiscal cliff" debate. The video continues: Mr. Obama demands that the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but hes just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security, as an altered image of the president peers over a stack of dollar bills, followed by images of Meet the Press host DAVID GREGORY, California Sen. DIANNE FEINSTEIN, New York City Mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG and Vice President JOE BIDEN. A White House official declined to comment on the video. However, spokesman Jay Carney did announce that OBAMA WOULD OUTLINE HIS ADMINISTRATIONS PLAN TO ADDRESS GUN VIOLENCE on Wednesday.

Commentary: City of Stockbridge


Several of the Stockbridge City Council ran on the platform that the city would be set up into districts. This has been over a year now and no movement has come in that area. Also, there are no sidewalks on South Berry Street as of yet and no four way stop at South Berry St. and Nolan St. How many town hall meetings have occurred as promised that have not. How many of the people who live behind Wal-Mart off of Davis Rd. have received any help from this council to fight off crime and other problems for that area that pertain to the city. It will be a crying shame for the council to have a more
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than $100 thousand sign saying welcome to Eagles Landing put up instead of promoting real help to the people. If the people who live in the Eagles Landing area want a sign let them put it up themselves. Until all the smoke and mirrors cease in the government of Stockbridge nothing will change. The faces may change but the problems remain. Think of this: The people of the city can use a Boys and Girls Club and a Senior Center and the council bought the old bank building for $635,000 and will have to have an additional $250,000 to convert the building. Remember in December 2011 the council bought the old florist for a mere $425,000. And it has come from direct sources that the city is in talks about buying some of the First Baptist Church property. The property is valued at around $185,000 and the Church is wanting nearly $500,000 and will likely get close to that figure. A lot of money being spent in a short time frame. The old fire house in Stockbridge would have made nice Boys and Girls Center and the Seniors could have been meeting in the Merle Manders Building. How much of this nearly $2 million mentioned above would have gone toward those sidewalks on South Berry Street and other needed improvements. But the city must take care of the former bank property owners, the old florist owners, and the church. The Municipal Court building is still leaking and looks at the work that was done on the building before they moved in. Again conservative ideas yes, but realization, no.

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OBAMA'S 23 EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON GUNS


If you cannot see a total invasion by government upon personal liberties, WAKE UP!! Use Obamacare bureaucracy to insure healthcare information is made public. Setup categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun Direct the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. If you cannot see a total invasion by government upon personal liberties, WAKE UP!! Use Obamacare bureaucracy to insure healthcare information is made public. Setup categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun Direct the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.
The following is a list provided by the White House

1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. 3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system. 4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks. 5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun. 6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers. 7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign. 8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission). 9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations. 10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement. 11. Nominate an ATF director. 12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations. 13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime. 14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.

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15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies. 16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes. 17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities. 18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers. 19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education. 20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover. 21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges. 22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations. 23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.

"The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation." - Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf

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And so it begins . . .
Kentucky Sheriff to Obama: No Gun Control in My County Wyoming Threatens Arrests for Federal Gun Grabbers Oregon Sheriff tells Biden he'll refuse to enforce unconstitutional gun laws Missouri Bill Proposes Jail Time for Feds Violating the 2nd Amendment Texas AG threatens Double-Barrel Law Suit Georgia Congressman Westmoreland Stands Firm on Second Amendment Rights Second GOP congressman suggests impeachment over executive action for gun control
It is one of those times in our history, we are at this breaking point, Florida Republican Trey Radel added, going to explain, We have completely lost our checks and balances in this country, the Congress needs to hold the president accountable for the decisions that hes making right now, and that why again, I would say that all options should be on the table.

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The Trouble For Conservatives


REDSTATE HTTP://WWW.REDSTATE.COM/2013/01/07/THE-TROUBLE-FOR-CONSERVATIVES/ By: ERICK ERICKSON (DIARY)

JIM BRIDENSTINE MAY GET A PRIMARY CHALLENGE. You may not know who he is, but Jim Bridenstine is a brand new member of Congress, a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserves, a fighter pilot from the Iraq and Afghan Wars, and a strong fiscal conservative. He should be a hero to any and all Republicans. Hes a genuine bad ass. And on Day 1, he decided not to vote for John Boehner for Speaker. Bridenstine is happy to play on the team, but unhappy to go along to get alone when we are looking at $16 trillion in debt. His office is silent, but friends of his in Congress say the House Republican Leaders already have him on a list of incumbents they may just want to do away with. BUT HE IS EXACTLY THE TYPE OF GUY WE NEED IN CONGRESS. This presents a problem for House conservatives. There are more and more signs that the GOP Establishment intends 2014 as an election season to seek revenge on conservatives. Conservatives are going to have to hang together or they will absolutely hang separately. Enough of them, however, have now been outed that they, like Bridenstine, could be marked men. The only solution for them is going to have to be to come out of the shadows and make their voices heard from the back bench. If they will not have the support of the leadership, they must support each other.

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