Much as some would like to think “Ohhhhhhh!!!!” this will likely be as unsuccessful as other attempts.
Yet another rebellion against Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35%
is brewing among Republicans in the House of Representatives, and has now burst into public view.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96%
has filed a motion aimed at unseating Boehner immediately as Speaker of the House.
‚ÄúRep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has filed a motion to try to force Speaker John Boehner from his leadership post,‚ÄĚ Politico wrote in a breaking news alert. ‚ÄúThe move, called a motion to vacate the chair, represents a new level of opposition to GOP leadership from the conservative wing of the House Republican Conference. The motion can be postponed for several days before consideration.‚ÄĚ
It‚Äôs unclear if this will be successful, but over the past few years there have been two major coup attempts at Boehner. Both were unsuccessful‚ÄĒbut extraordinarily close to succeeding‚ÄĒand centered around plays at the beginning of this Congress and the beginning of the last Congress.
This move will focus on centering around a different strategy, and it all comes after Boehner‚Äôs leadership team unsuccessfully attempted retaliation against Meadows for opposing Obamatrade. They had tried to pull a subcommittee chairmanship from Meadows‚ÄĒand did so, but then reversed themselves under enormous pressure from the GOP conference and the American people, turning Meadows into a conservative movement hero of sorts.
Click the link above for the rest of the article INCLUDING a copy of the motion itself.
You may remember we posted about this event in May
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
650 North Academy Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 241-3800
Friday, September 18, 2015
3:00 p.m. Doors Open
Expo Opens in arena concourse
Visit Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action displays, press row, and food concessions
4:00 p.m. ‚Äď 10:00 p.m. Heritage Action Candidate Forum
I now have registration information for you!
Hope to see you there!
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Fish Fry and Gun Raffle on Sept 25, 2015 from 11-2pm at the Sheriff’s Office – 8045 Howard Street, Spartanburg.
If you are interested in purchasing a plate or a raffle ticket you can do so at the Front Desk of the Sheriff’s Office. All proceeds go to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Benevolent Fund. The gun is a Smith & Wesson MP 15 Sport 5.56 Nato Caliber. A background check and all Federal and State Firearm Laws are applicable to the winner of the raffle.
$10.00 Raffle ticket
From Jeff Duncan…
The response and feedback you‚Äôve given about our Faith & Freedom BBQ has been fantastic. Last week I announced that Senator Ted Cruz would be joining the list of leaders like Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio who have spoken at our event in previous years.
I also said we would be announcing more names in the coming weeks. I‚Äôm honored to announce that our second special guest for our 5th Annual Faith & Freedom BBQ is Gov. Scott Walker.
Governor Walker has been on the front lines fighting for conservative issues in Wisconsin. He has the respect of the people of South Carolina and I‚Äôm looking forward to hearing his message.
Our 5th Annual Faith and Freedom BBQ will be on the evening of August 24th at the Anderson Civic Center. Tickets can be purchased at www.JeffDuncan.com. If you‚Äôd rather pay at the door, you can reserve your seats with Drea Byars at Drea@JeffDuncan.com or by calling 803-413-5951.
Recently we heard that, contrary to the court ruling, former Speaker Bobby Harrell was thought to be using campaign funds to pay his court debt. But … now …
A payment by ex-House Speaker Bobby Harrell, after he pleaded guilty in October to misspending campaign funds, from his campaign account to the state probation agency will not be credited toward his court-ordered restitution, the special prosecutor overseeing the case told The Nerve on Friday.
First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe of Orangeburg said based on two recent conversations he had with Jerry Adger, director of the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon (PPP) Services, Harrell and his Charleston attorney, Bart Daniel, were informed that a $3,517 payment from Harrell‚Äôs campaign account on Oct. 31 ‚Äď eight days after he pleaded guilty to misspending $93,958 from the same account ‚Äď cannot be used to pay off $93,958 owed to the state‚Äôs general fund, per the terms of his plea deal.
Instead, the $3,517 will be considered the forfeiture of the balance of his campaign account to the general fund, as required separately under the plea deal, Pascoe said. That means Harrell will have to pay the full court-ordered restitution without using any campaign funds, he said.
It just never ends, does it? Read the rest of Rick’s article at the link above.
SPARTANBURG COUNTY CITIZEN‚ÄôS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
CONFERENCE ROOM SIX
COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING
I. Call to Order‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶ Mr. Jim Hipp, Interim Committee Chairman
II. Approval of Minutes of meeting of June 30, 2015
III. Election of Committee Chair Person and Vice Chair Person
IV. Video ‚Äď Apple Valley‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶ Mr. David Chapman, Committee Member
V. Review of Committee Information
VI. Discussion of Committee Schedule
Did you see Trey on Greta?
Gowdy said, [relevant remarks being around 6:15] ‚Äúthe president said that he saw Trayvon ‚ÄĒ in Trayvon Martin, he saw his son. Well, I can tell you, those of us who have daughters, saw our daughters in Kate Steinle. And he‚Äôs got two of them too, so at a minimum, he ought to pick up the phone and tell the Steinle family that ‚ÄėI grieve for you.’‚ÄĚ
He continued that ‚Äúthe primary focus of government is public safety,‚ÄĚ which is far more important than ‚Äúwinning elections and appealing to certain constituencies.‚ÄĚ
It depends on what the definition of “donate” is it seems …
Here are two articles by The Daily Caller, good work by them, noting the companies who donate. But – the second article … well here’s an example of what Avon says, which to them means they do not fund abortion:
‚ÄúAvon does not make any direct donations or grants to Planned Parenthood. The Avon Foundation for Women is a U.S. based 501c3 public charity and all of our grants are made public and searchable via our website.
‚ÄúAvon does offer an employee match program for associates in which associates can choose to support 501c3 organizations of their choice and Avon will match their donations.‚ÄĚ
SO. You decide.
In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding.
However, it‚Äôs not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood‚Äôs coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood‚Äôs $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions.
2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more than three dozen donated to the group. Some companies donated directly, while others matched employee gifts.
Thirty-nine corporations and organizations directly contribute to the group.
Click on the link above for the list of companies.
And then … they followed with a second article:
On Tuesday, The Daily Signal published a list of companies that donate or have donated directly to Planned Parenthood, either through grants or through matching employee gifts, according to 2nd Vote, a money-tracking website and app that looks at consumers and political causes.
The Daily Signal reached out to each company to ask about its donations to the nation‚Äôs largest abortion provider.
Representatives for Xerox, Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Co. told The Daily Signal that they had been incorrectly listed as donors by Planned Parenthood. They said their companies do not contribute to Planned Parenthood and do not match employee gifts to the organization. All three said they have contacted or will contact Planned Parenthood to be removed from its website.
A spokesman for Fannie Mae said they do not contribute as a company to Planned Parenthood, but they will match employee gifts. He said they only have ‚Äútwo broad sets of criteria‚ÄĚ for the organizations they will match donations for: they must be 501(c)(3) organizations, and they must not be on a government terror watch list.
Click that link to see all the twists and turns of these companies who DO send money to planned parenthood while claiming not to fund abortion.
House Republicans passed legislation on Thursday that would deny federal funds to sanctuary cities.
The bill, passed 241-179, would withhold certain federal law enforcement grants to cities that have policies designed to shelter illegal immigrants from deportation.
Critics of the sanctuary laws say such policies encourage people to immigrate to the U.S. illegally at the expense of citizens.
‚ÄúA refuge for whom? A sanctuary for whom?‚ÄĚ Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said. ‚ÄúA sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Or a refuge for a convicted felon with a 25-year-long criminal history?‚ÄĚ
And what about THIS?
The five Republicans who voted against the bill were Reps. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Bob Dold (Ill.), Dan Donovan (N.Y.), Pete King (N.Y.) and Dave Reichert (Wash.).
Six Democrats voted for the bill, in a break from previous immigration votes in which the party voted unanimously. The Democrats voting yes were centrist Reps. Ami Bera (Calif.), Jim Cooper (Tenn.), Henry Cuellar (Texas), Bill Keating (Mass.), Collin Peterson (Minn.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.).
read more at the link above.
from his FB page:
Some of you may remember the discussion we had on Facebook last year about the amount of money that the government pays to people who have died. And somebody here — I honestly don’t remember who it was — asked me to do something about it.
So I have. Take a look. We expect this bill to pass the House sometime soon, and it may even become law before the end of the year.
By the way: the amount of money I mention toward the end — $19 billion — isn’t the amount of “improper payments” we make — it was the INCREASE in those payments last year. The total number is closer to $125 billion.
But maybe things will get better shortly.
CLICK HERE for a video where Mick explains things.