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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015 LUNCHEON MEETING
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Check-in/Social Hour 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Inspiration and Pledge - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:35 a.m.
Speaker 12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Meeting and Announcements: 12:40 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 95 a Bistro & Sushi 1381 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette
Cost: $16.00 for members. Guest Lunch $21.00
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Late reservations or Show up with no reservation: Luncheon cost $21.00
SPEAKER: Sean Walsh - FLATIRONS RESPONSIBLE ENERGY ACTION 'FREA'
GRASSROOTS INITIATIVE to support FRACKING.
I am working on a grassroots project in Boulder County (Superior, Louisville and Erie
mostly) that’s centered on the oil and gas industry. There aren’t many wells in Boulder
County, but there are a lot of residents who work in the industry or feel strongly that
we need to maintain a robust oil and gas industry in Colorado.
Learn more on how to counter this petition and allay the fears of fracking.
RONALD REAGAN: "FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS".
FYI: The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), a division of the Department of Natural
Resources (DNR), regulates oil and gas activities in Colorado. The COGCC has broad statutory authority with
respect to impacts on any air, water, soil, or biological resources resulting from oil and gas operations. The COGCC implements
the state ground water standards and classifications as they relate to oil and gas exploration and production activities.
See more at: http://energylaw,uslegal.com/state-energy-regulations/colorado/ #sthash.tYkEVMBr.dpuf
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GIRL SCOUT COOKIES FOR VETS
February Meeting - At the February Meeting, Girl Scouts will be selling cookies. Buy some for yourself, buy EXTRAS to donate to 'the troops'. Cookie Donations will be delivered to
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FEBRUARY MESSAGE FROM SUSIE LITTMANN, PRESIDENT BOULDER REPUBLICAN WOMEN
Before veering off into another rant as I frequently do, I’d like to start on a serious note and thank our membership for the generosity you all showed last week at our membership meeting. Between the $300 that was voted by the Board to help CU College Republicans attend CPAC, and the additional funds that you all contributed, we have been able to send nearly $700 to help six students keep the conservative flame burning in young people. I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep the young people learning about the principles and policies that we (most of us) grew up knowing in our bones, from our parents, schools, and society at large. Thinking about what children today learn about our country-its history and politics and culture-I’ve come to believe that it’s not so much WHAT they’re taught as what they’re NOT taught. Thank you so much for helping the CU students to absorb all the great conservative thought that they’ll be exposed to at CPAC.
Now, for the rant. I’m in the process of reading a very powerful autobiography of a Chinese woman who endured more than six years of solitary confinement in a state prison during Mao Tse-tung’s Cultural Revolution. Not only does the book chronicle her fortitude and her resistance to the pressure to “confess” to being an enemy of the state, it also goes into great detail about the process by which people with utopian dreams of social engineering amass political power and then establish totalitarian nightmares on their unfortunate countrymen. The story has been the same, over and over, from the Russian Revolution, the Great Leap Forward in China, and the ascendancy of the National Socialist Party in Germany, someone who thinks he/she knows best what is good for society eliminates individual liberty to bring about his/her vision of how others should live.
And, again and again, the victims of these grand schemes recall, when it’s too late to do anything about it, how the changes were incremental, and not really very frightening, taken one at a time. The German industrialist who thought the National Socialists were a fringe group, not to be taken seriously, until his factory was no longer HIS factory; and how the Chinese woman, Nien Cheng thought that the Communist Party officials would investigate her within the structure of the Rule of Law. She still believed that, at least two years into her captivity; it was a bitter truth to swallow when the dream of Communism was stripped of the vision of a perfect society, and turned out to be a terrifying and repressive disillusionment.
When I was a child, my father (a Navy pilot) raised us with the background impression that Socialism was to be feared and fought. I didn’t know why then, but it was his version of a four letter word. Now I know that Marx and Lenin visualized Socialism as just a way station along the road to Communism.
You know, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean someone ISN’T out to get you. Or your way of life!
Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Wilson's Message for Tea Party
I confess. With 5 minutes left in the championship game, Russell Wilson's third interception and Seattle two touchdowns behind, I turned the channel assuming Green Bay won. Upon turning back to the game, I was shocked to see Seattle ahead by one point. Seattle ultimately won the game in overtime and is going to the Superbowl. During his post game interview, Wilson said despite 3 interceptions and the score, they simply kept fighting.
Watching the game, I watched Seattle blow numerous opportunities and make mistakes leading to turning the ball over to their opponent five times. Wilson admitted that he did not play his best game. Still, he kept encouraging his teammates to keep fighting and believing that they would win the game.
Please note that Wilson did not waste energy verbally beating up receivers for dropping balls, nor did the linemen stop blocking for their quarterback Wilson after he threw three interceptions. They stuck together laser focused on defeating their nemesis the Green Bay Packers rather than each other.
Brother and sister patriots, I hate it that we are so quick to kick a courageous patriot to the curb who fumbles the ball during an interview or is targeted by the dems and MSM for standing up for conservatism.
Shame on you folks who ran to the tall grass away from Sen Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin claiming they are simply too toxic. These two patriots are among a hand full displaying the character and guts to fight for us at their peril. Is this how you treat your friends? And then, you whine about Obama acting like our king with no one out there attempting to stop him. Well, you can not have it both ways. Whoever takes on Obama is going to be trashed by the dems and MSM.
Have you noticed the pattern? Anyone on our side who strongly pushes back against the left or does not let the racist stupid inmates run the asylum, we are told are toxic and must be kicked to the curb; less we suffer sure defeat. We have seen it happen with Cruz, Palin and others.
The latest is district attorney Daniel Donovan selected by the GOP to run for the congressional seat in NY vacated by Grimm. For crying out loud, what did Donovan do that was so horrible. He stood up for the law and did not unfairly indict in the Garner case.
It is time that we view the selection of Donovan as our candidate as an opportunity to push back against the dem's lies; make them accountable for rhetoric leading to the assassination of two police officers and painting a target on the backs of all police. It is one thing being on the defensive for doing the wrong things. It is cowardice and morally wrong to allow ourselves to be put on the defensive for standing up for what is right. http://bit.ly/1CcqfXp
During the post game interview after Seattle's extraordinary come from behind victory, I loved Wilson tearfully giving thanks to God. It was also very cool that the TV camera gave the international audience a glimpse of the Seattle team holding hands while kneeling in a prayer of thanks.
Russell Wilson encouraged his teammates to ignore their failures, shortcomings and the odds appearing against them and keep fighting which led to them emerging victorious. This is what I have been relentlessly preaching to the tea party. Evil (Democrats and the MSM) has a way of appearing all powerful. If we keep fighting with God on our side, we win!
Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee
NEWS FROM CRED (Coloradans for Responsible Energy)
FACTS ABOUT FRACKING:
1. Fracking has been safely used since 1947.
2. To date, more than 1.2 million wells have been fracked.
3. More than 90% of all oil and natural gas wells are fracked at some point during their lifespan. [source for facts 1-3: Interstate Oil & Gas Commission (IOGCC) and Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)]
4. Neither the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nor the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has ever found a connection to chemicals entering our groundwater as a result of the fracking process. Watch the former head of the EPA’s statement here: Testimony of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
5. Fracking is key to unlocking domestic oil and natural gas deposits so vast that by 2035, less than 1% of our nation’s overall natural gas usage will come from foreign imports. [source: World Energy Outlook 2015 Factsheet]
6. Before a well is fracked, several separate layers of cement and steel are installed to protect groundwater sources. [source: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission FAQ]
7. Fracking fluid is 99.5 percent water and sand. The rest is a mixture of chemicals similar to household products found under your kitchen sink or in your garage. [source: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission FAQ]
8. Under Colorado law, all oil and natural gas operators must publish their fracking ingredients. Anyone can access this information through www.fracfocus.org, a public Internet database. [source: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Order 1R-114]
9. Fracking in Colorado uses only 0.1 percent of total water used in the state. [source: Colorado Division of Water Resources]
10. In 2012 alone, the oil and natural gas industry generated $29.6 billion for the Colorado economy, according to a recent University of Colorado study. That’s over 110,000 well-paying jobs and $1.6 billion in tax revenue for things that are important – like Colorado’s schools, parks and roads. [source: University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, Assessment of Oil and Gas Industry 2012 Economic and Fiscal Contributions in Colorado]
Mineral rights make all the difference to my family’s small organic-based farm. Organic operations are expensive. And like many Colorado farm-to-table businesses, if I can’t offset operation costs with our minerals, then I’m out of business.
More than 600,000 people have ties to mineral rights and an attack on fracking is essentially an attack on landowners like me. Those who would ban fracking ignore our private property rights, which is why I had to speak out.
A statewide fracking ban would eliminate an estimated $614 million in oil and natural gas royalties—eliminating a key source of income for farmers and ranchers across the state.
- See more at: http://www.cred.org/facts-about-fracking/#sthash.VtBhyNKw.dpuf
NEWS FROM COLORADO FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN:
Well, another year is coming to a close and I don’t know about you, but “didn’t we just put these decorations up a month or so ago??”
I do hope you had a Blessed Thanksgiving with family/friends. I know we are all grateful for the many victories in the elections, but now it’s more important than ever to stay connected with those we elected and encourage them to stand firm and to do the right thing!
It will take all of us to return American to the “Shining City on the Hill” that she used to be…truth, integrity, morality, faith, decency, dignity, duty, trust, excellence… all attributes of the greatest nation on earth!
I know I’ve said this before, but I remind myself everyday of John Andrew’s words:
“ If it is to be, it’s up to me!”
The Joy and Blessings of Christmas to you all,
For Faith, Family and Freedom,
CFRW Americanism Chair.
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