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H UMBOLDT R EPUBLICAN W OMEN F EDERATED ,
Serving the Republican Women of Humboldt County
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Colleen Hedrick, President · Joy Finley, Newsletter Editor
Humboldt Republican Women Federated welcomes William F. Barnum
P RESIDENT ’ S M ESSAGE
C OLLEEN H EDRICK
I hear from many people that these are times that are troubling and everyday seems to add still more causes for great concern. Those circumstances readily lend themselves to frequent feelings of worry and frustration since there is no ready solution. We call state and national politicians, send emails and letters, sign petitions, register voters, join the TEA Party marchers, and if we are surprisingly lucky, get a letter to the editor printed. Essentially, the resource we have is a show of numbers and our most valuable asset is bulldog persistence. Do not give up. - ----*-----COUPONS, PLEASE For the July meeting, bring manufacturer’s coupons for food and household items that have been clipped and trimmed. We will send them to a military base to help stretch the buying power of overseas service families. Coupons are accepted up to three months past their due dates. Please— no store coupons. ------*-------Also for the July meeting please bring the toiletries to donate to American Business Women’s Association’s women’s shelter. One- use sizes are also welcome. Let’s extend our helping hands. ---------*--------Please understand the Elks Lodge policy of a $4.00 charge that can be beverage/speaker or for speaker only. The facility has to function as a business. They do a good job of serving our organization.
on July 16, 2009 Elks Lodge, Eureka “Solving the Riddle of Humboldt County General Plan Update” Bill Barnum, a real estate attorney in Eureka, focuses his practice in real estate litigation and transactions, with an ever-expanding practice in land use law. A native of Eureka, he graduated in 1976 from HSU with a Business Management degree and in 1979, from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. He has been an instructor in Real Estate Law at CR, is a trained mediator of 23 years and serves as arbitrator and as Judge Pro Tem in Small Claims Court. In his 30-year legal career in Humboldt County , Mr. Barnum has tried real estate cases involving boundary disputes, easement issues, sales transactions, and eminent domain and land use entitlements. He represents private individuals and businesses. He also represents the Northern California Association of Homebuilders with many contractors as longtime clients. As a volunteer member of HELP, he has donated hundreds of hours to assisting the community in the Humboldt County General Plan Update process in the last 8 years. Bill has represented clients in matters involving the Subdivision Map Act, the Forest Practices Act, and the California Environmental Quality Act. Buffet Lunch & Speaker ~ $14.50 ~ Beverage & Speaker ~ $4.00 Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick at 268-0101 ***Lunch reservations needed and to be honored. Cancellation notice is a necessity.
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Rep. Mike Thompson 269-9595
Senator Barbara Boxer 1-202-224-3553 1-415-403-0100
Senator Diane Feinstein 1-202-224-3841 1-415-393-0710
Email boxes for senator’s offices are often a lost cause because they are full. This sometimes also happens with voice mail but persistence pays.
I NTERESTING O DDS & E NDS
“There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble”. Jack Kemp “A person was never honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he has given.” Calvin Coolidge FROM JAY LENO: “Before she left for China, reporters repeatedly questions House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about her claim that the CIA lied to her, but Pelosi remained tight-lipped,.....she also remained tight foreheaded and tight eye lidded.” “Yesterday during a speech, Speaker Pelosi said that the CIA misleads us all the time...unlike Congress”.
EXCERPTS FROM THE DESK OF JUDY KING: Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both Democrats and Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does. You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does. One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine supreme Court justices...545 human beings out of the 3000 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault.
B ARBARA H ECATHORN
Debbie Walker, who brought in 2 new members, was the winner of the New Member drive at the June meeting. We gained three new members and one associate at the Luncheon. Please welcome Olga Dupeire and her husband Tony Dupeire, Mary Goldenberger and Kelley Fletcher Flores. Kelley was brought in by our President, Colleen. Colleen is a busy lady, not only is she tending to her duties as president, she is one of our top new member producers and also contacting members to remind them how important it is to renew. So don’t forget to ask your family, friends and neighbors to come and join us. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we now number 237.
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POSITION President 1st Vice 2nd Vice NAME
PHONE 268-0101 441-1126 845-2575 EMAIL
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com T REASURER ’ S firstname.lastname@example.org terryroberts@ R EPORT Secretary Terry Roberts 599-3255 coldwellbanker.com BY C INDY L EWIS Treasurer Cindy Lewis 442-1187 email@example.com Balance 4/30/09 $2689.32 Parliamentarian Lynda Pozel 443-1283 firstname.lastname@example.org Income +1364.50 Advertising Joy Finley 845-2575 email@example.com Americanism Chris Wennerholm 725-2020 firstname.lastname@example.org Expenses -1234.57 Auditor JoAnn Stanhope 822-4776 email@example.com Balance 5/31/09 =$2819.25 Business Cathy Pierson 443-1665 firstname.lastname@example.org Chaplain Vee Sorenson 822-2359 email@example.com Commentary Colleen Hedrick 268-0101 firstname.lastname@example.org Corr. Secretary Donna Bellairs 442-6648 email@example.com County Politics Joy Finley 845-2575 firstname.lastname@example.org Education Sheryl Fearrien 725-6200 email@example.com Hospitality Haline Sundet 442-2623 firstname.lastname@example.org Host Jim Pell 496-7415 email@example.com Hostess Cathy Pierson 443-1665 firstname.lastname@example.org W AYS & M EANS HSU Club Margaret Stafford 822-3255 Tomemail@example.com BY J OY F INLEY Membership Barbara Hecathorn 442-7124 firstname.lastname@example.org Publicity Colleen Hedrick 268-0101 email@example.com The June meeting had some very State Legislation Vee Sorensen 442-7124 firstname.lastname@example.org special opportunities for our members. Barbara Hecathorn won Ways & Means Joy Finley 845-2575 email@example.com the grand prize of the gas grill. Name Tags Delores Theuerkauf 822-5090 firstname.lastname@example.org Warren Reese won the Cherae Heights gift certificate. Al News Editor Joy Finley 845-2575 email@example.com Dunnegan won the Blue Lake Program Debbie Walker 441-1126 firstname.lastname@example.org package and Carolyn Eisner won the Gill’s by the Bay gift certificate. Telephone Kathy Rodriquez 839-8105 email@example.com Other winners included Kelley Voter Registration Sue Finch 725-5896 firstname.lastname@example.org Flores who won the hand crocheted throw donated by our president, Voter Registration Sonja Hauxwell 668-5260 Colleen Hedrick. Debbie Walker and Kay Peake won the plants OTHER CONTACTS: donated by Kay Peake. We also Bulletin Design Scrapper’s Edge 445-9686 email@example.com gave away 2 Republican videos. Website Master Bill Odonnell 442-4117 ERWF@odonnell.ws This month’s opportunities include Glenn Beck’s book, Common Sense and Dick Morris’ WEBSITES: book Catastrophe. Also, we have a Humboldt Republican Women Federated www.eurekarepublicanwomen.com very Republican Sweater donated by National Federation of Republican Women www.nfrw.org Eileen Amos. Thanks to all of you California Federation of Republican Women www.cfrw.org who make my job easy. This is just CFRW- Northern Division www.cfrw.org/divisions/northern.php part of the fun experienced by members every month. Remember, The Redwood Alert is designed by Sondra Kirtley of Scrapper’s Edge. When Women Work, We Win! To assist Sondra, please submit newsletter contributions as Word documents, typed with Times Roman 10-point font and single-spaced. Send as attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen Hedrick Debbie Walker Joy Finley
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California Legislation by Vee Sorenson
An Initiative to strike Proposition 8 now qualifies for circulation. We must be watchful, wait and see if this Initiative will qualify. The proponents have until August 17 to gather more than 640,000 signatures so it may be placed on the November 2010 ballot. In trying to remedy the man-women definition of marriage from the State Constitution, it would address two important concerns that helped cause its defeat. (1) It would not affect school curriculum. (2) It should not be interpreted to require clergy performances of services inconsistent with their faith. The problem with the two provisions listed above: Schools would still have an obligation to discuss the subject when it comes up in a classroom. Also, the courts are sure to interpret the Initiative to mean clergy are not required to perform same sex marriages, yet religious adoption agencies, fertility doctors and others would be impacted if it passes. ### Some have suggested the government needs to declare the State insolvent, get rid of all special interest payoffs (union contracts), declare a fiscal emergency, waive prevailing wages, PLA’s and laws passed to make Al Gore worth more millions. Our deficit has grown because of tax increases. Obviously, Democrats are not serious about stopping the fiscal meltdown. The increases in taxes have resulted in lower revenues. Duh ! They have been going down every month. We must get rid of regulations killing jobs. Our elected officials have legislated billions of new tax increases although voters at almost 2 to 1 said no to new taxes. Democrats need a lesson in democracy. The middle class and poor have gone from employed to unemployment. There has been an exodus of productive citizens from the State. Democrats favor unions instead of quality education, health care for illegals while the elderly and poor pay. Do they blame themselves? No- still blaming Prop 13. Had this not passed years ago, middle and upper middle income families would have lost their homes and properties. This would have pleased the left who have ruled in Sacramento for years. That would have meant most of us living in government housing and more under their control. Their socialist agenda seems clear.
C HAPLAIN ’ S C ORNER
V EE S ORENSON
Why didn’t the Pharisees acknowledge who Jesus was? They were educated, smart guys. They certainly knew the law and all of the prophecies of a coming Messiah. So why didn’t they accept him with joy? It was because of the walls of self-importance they had built around themselves. They had their own “team” established and had allowed walls as hard as brick to become secured around their hearts. They were like the two men stranded in the middle of the ocean on a raft. One kept pointing to the other saying, “Man, you are lost.” Neither the Pharisees nor the accusing lost man on the raft ever realized they could accomplish more if on the same team. One common struggle for the ideals of the Republican Party should not be hindered by walls. Cooperation, caring for one another and working together should always define our team.
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A MERICANISM R EPORT : F LY THE F LAG
Latest Bumper Stickers: 'Obama and God have one thing in common-- No birth certificate. The difference is God doesn't think he's Obama.' "Don't spread my wealth--Spread my work ethic!' 'Trickle Up Poverty' 'Confuse a liberal--Use logic and facts' 'Don't tell Obama what comes after trillion.'
C HRIS W ENNERHOLM
'The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.' (Margaret Thatcher) 'Bend over--here comes the change...' ______________________ REPORT CARD on the President's 1st 100 Days: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Offended the Queen of England. Bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia. Praised the Marxist Daniel Ortega. Kissed Hugo Chavez on the cheek. Endorsed the Socialist Evo Morales of Bolivia. Announced we would meet with Iranians with no pre-conditions. Gave away billions to AIG, also without pre-conditions. Expanded the bailouts. Insulted everyone who has ever loved a Special Olympian. Doubled our national debt (quadrupled since then). Announced a termination of the space defense system the day after the North Koreans launched an ICBM. Despite the urgings of his own CIA director and the prior 4 CIA directors, released information on intelligence gathering. Accepted without public comment the fact that five of his cabinet members cheated on their taxes and two others withdrew after they couldn't take the heat. Appointed a Homeland Security Chief who quickly identified as "dangers to the nation", groups including veterans of the military, and opponents to abortion on demand, and who ordered that the word "terrorism" no longer be used, but instead referred to such acts as "man-made disasters". (This administration deserves that title.) Circled the globe so he could openly apologize for America's greatness. Told Mexicans the violence in their country was our fault. Politicized the census by moving it into the White House from its Department of Commerce origins. Appointed as Attorney General the man who orchestrated the forced removal and expulsion from America to Cuba of a nine-year old whose mother died trying to bring him to a life of freedom in the United States. Salutes as heroes three Navy SEALS who took down three terrorists who threatened one American life and the next day announces members of the Bush administration will likely stand trial for "torturing" a terrorist who played a part in killing 3000 Americans by pouring water up his nose. Flew Air Force One over New York City causing panic at a cost of $400,000 to get a photo you can make with Photo Shop for less than a dollar. Sent his National Defense Advisor to Europe to assure Europe that the US will no longer treat Israel in a special manner and they might be on their own with the Muslims. Began the process of nationalizing the Auto Industry and the Insurance industry (and didn't stop there). Announced that, for all intents and purposes, the Health Insurance Industry will be nationalized (despite all negative input).
[Is there anything lower than an 'F'??...and his 2nd 100 days were even worse.]
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M ARK Y OUR C ALENDAR
July 16 August 20 August 29 September October 15 November Speaker Bill Barnum—Riddle of Land Use Speaker Brian Papstein—Fairness Doctrine Regional Meeting Napa—Meet Candidates Steve Baric—Insuring Fair Elections Speaker Patricia Welch—Campaigns Bake Sale Scheduled
Caribe Royale Hotel Orlando, Florida September 10-13, 2009
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Colleen’s Commentary Are These People Arlen Specter Understudies?
by Colleen Hedrick
Eight Republican members of the House of Representatives voted “Aye” on a miserable Cap and Trade encyclopedia-sized bill that had another 300-plus pages added on in the wee hours of the morning. Two more Republican representatives weren’t enough concerned to show up to vote. Cap and Trade has enough miserable drawbacks for every business and every household to make any thinking person take inventory on how many ways there are to say, “Nay.” Seems reasonable to figure that should include, “Hell no!” Unless your purposes would be to encourage businesses to move to China or India due to those nation’s lack of Cap and Trade regulations, or want most goods and services to cost the citizenry more, and had determined to make it harder for homeowners to sell their houses. At a time when we most need Republicans in Congress to hold fast and vote against legislation that destroys everything we are supposed to stand for , it seems realistic to do our best to summon these representatives to account. Let’s call and email the following members of the House of Representatives and ask them what they got for a vote that could sell us into the socialist state of Obamaland: Mary Bono Mack, CA,, 202225-5330, http://bono.house. gov;/ Mike Castle, DE, 202-2252211. http:// castle.house.gov/; Mark Kirk, IL, 202- 225-4835, http:// www.house.gov/kirk/; Leonard Lance, NJ, 202-225-5361, http:// lance.house.gov/; Chris Smith, NJ, 202-225-3675, http:// www.house.gov/; Frank LoBlondo, NJ, 202-225-6572, http://www.house.gov/loblongo; John McHugh, NY, 202-2254011, http:// mchugh.house.gov/; Dave Reichert, WA, 202-225-7761, http://reichert.house.gov/. Then let’s suggest that it would be seemly to show up for a vote as important as this one: Jeff Flake, AZ, 202-225-2635, http:// flake.house:gov/; John Sullivan, OK, 261-225-2211, http:// sullivan.house.gov/. Republicans would be so well advised to present a solid negative vote and let the Democrats take full responsibility for this piece of garbage that will invade every area of our homes and make our lives the worse for it.
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TEA Party Patriots had a large participation in the Fourth of July parade in Ferndale. Dorice Miranda, Gwen Kjer Morris, Debbie Walker, Margaret Stafford, Vee Sorenson, Pastor Chuck Clark, and John Wyman were among the workers for the Patriots' event.
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