Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Richfield Candidate Forum September 8

Candidates forum scheduled for Sept. 8 in Richfield

    Washington County Eagle Forum will host a forum for candidates for Richfield Board of Trustees at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8.

    The event will be held at the Richfield Elementary School, 3117 Holy Hill Road, Richfield.

    Randy Melchert, former state Assembly candidate and political analyst, will be moderating the forum. Melchert is a past legislative candidate and frequently appears on Wisconsin radio and television discussing civic affairs.

    The format will include an introductory statement by each candidate. Candidates will take turns answering pre-selected questions and will have time for a final statement.

    “Voters appreciate the opportunity to hear the viewpoints of the candidates running for the Village Board,” said Ginny Maziarka, president of Eagle Forum of Washington County.

    “This forum will educate voters on the role their village trustees play in the Richfield area, the philosophy of candidates and ensure that voters make an informed decision on Sept. 14.”

    While no questions from the floor will be taken, residents are encouraged to meet with candidates before or after the debate.

    The event is free and open to the public.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Richfield Trustee Candidate Forum, Wednesday, September 8 - Brandner, Snedaker

WEST BEND: Eagle Forum to Host Richfield Trustee Candidate Forum

Richfield, WI, August 27, 2010: Washington County Eagle Forum (www.eagleforumwc.blogstpot.com) will host a forum for candidates for Richfield Board of Trustees on Wednesday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m.

The event will be held at the Richfield Elementary School, 3117 Holy Hill Road, Richfield. Randy Melchert, former state assembly candidate and political analyst, will be moderating the forum. Melchert is a past legislative candidate and frequently appears on Wisconsin radio and television discussing civic affairs.

The format will include an introductory statement by each candidate. Candidates will take turns answering pre-selected questions and will have time for a final statement.

"Voters appreciate the opportunity to hear the viewpoints of the candidates running for the Village Board. This forum will educate voters on the role their village trustees play in the Richfield area, the philosophy of candidates, and ensure that voters make an informed decision on September 14," said Ginny Maziarka, President of Eagle Forum of Washington County.

While no questions from the floor will be taken, residents are encouraged to meet with candidates before or after the debate.
The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Victory in November Starts NOW!

Attention Eagles:
This time last year, grassroots activists like you began the process of taking our country back from big spending, anti-family liberals by attending Town Hall Meetings and visiting your Members of Congress during summer recess and telling them to say NO to big government legislation like Obamacare and Cap and Trade. 
Because Americans got involved, we are now seeing excellent candidates throughout the country running for Congress on solid conservative principles.
We need you to stay involved to get these conservatives elected and get our country back on the right track.
Here are three things you can do between now and the election to help take back America!

  • Encourage Friends and Family to Vote
  • The election will be here before we know it!  Be sure you’re properly registered to vote and that you have requested an absentee ballot if necessary.  Encourage your friends and family to do the same.  Every vote counts!  Tell your friends and family that in this time of close elections, candidates are winning by several hundred to less than 100 votes.  One Eagle Forum-endorsed candidate won his primary by ONE VOTE on election night. When elections are close, recounts are necessary and that opens the door to greater taxpayer expense and for elections to be stolen.  We want elections to be decided on Election Day by the voters, not weeks later by lawyers and judges.  That’s why we need for everyone to get out and vote! Click here for more information on registering to vote, early voting and obtaining absentee ballots.
  • Become a Poll Watcher
  • We know that liberals will try to steal elections they can’t win on principle through voter fraud.  YOU are the best defense against voter fraud.  Did you know that conservatives are highly underrepresented as poll watchers at polling places throughout the country?  One of the greatest contributions you can make to our great nation is defending the integrity of our voting system by serving as a poll watcher. Click here or contact your local political party representative to find out what you need to do to become a poll watcher. 

  • Identify and Support Conservative Candidates
  • We encourage you to do all you can to help conservatives in your area.  Please contact the campaign.  Get your friends and family together to spend a few hours knocking on doors so others will know who the conservative choice is on Election Day. Campaigns also need money to help defend against liberal attacks.  We encourage you to contribute financially to solid conservative candidates.  We know these are difficult financial times, but even small contributions make a big difference!  Many large donors will not give to candidates unless they show local support, so your donation contributes far more than the cash value. Please visit Eagle Forum’s PAC website regularly to see the candidates who have met our high standard for endorsement, including our 75-question survey, personal interviews with the candidates, and input from our Eagle Forum state leaders.  Click here to help Eagle Forum propel these solid conservative candidates to victory.  You can only vote once for conservative candidates in 2010 but through your contribution to Eagle Forum PAC, you can help elect conservatives throughout the country to take back America!

P.S.  Congress will return from recess in mid-September.  The liberals know their days in power are short, and they’re desperate to use the time they have to “remake America ” into a Socialist nation.  We need to stay vigilant and hold them accountable.  We will continue to let you know what they’re trying to do and what you can do to stop it.  So please, keep watching your email for Eagle Forum Action Alerts and take action! 
P.S.S. Please forward this email to 10 of your friends, encouraging them to subscribeto the Eagle Forum email list.  Subscribers to our email list receive advanced notice of upcoming Town Hall Meetings in their area.

Monday, August 23, 2010

August 2010 Education Reporter now online!

August 2010 Education Reporter

inside this issue . . .

Boycott Home Depot

American Family Association

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The Home Depot says AFA is lying - Here's proof we're not

August 23, 2010

Dear D,

In responding to those who are calling The Home Depot, company 
representatives are telling AFA supporters that AFA is lying.
Here is proof we are telling the truth AND the facts accurately. 
Clicking the thumbnail picture will take you to the larger, online version of the photo.
The Home Depot says AFA is lying. The Home Depot is telling people it is neutral in the homosexual culture war. This picture was taken inside an Ohio Home Depot store in June 2010. Promoting the homosexual lifestyle with corporate-produced signs is far from neutral. It is actvism.
The Home Depot says AFA is lying about its button and apron policy. They say a policy change in April prohibits employees from wearing any buttons or wearing company aprons outside of the store without company approval. This picture was taken at a gay pride parade in Boston in June 2010, three months after the "policy change." The apron is has emblems from the Human Rights Campaign and other homosexual activist organizations. Notice the company name has been rainbow colored.
The Home Depot says AFA is lying about it passing out company-logo items at gay pride parades. These photos shows Home Depot shopping carts filled with foam can coolers, cups, bags and other items bearing The Home Depot logo. These items were handed out along the Chicago Gay Pride Parade route by Home Depot employees.
The Home Depot says AFA is lying because the company doesn't sponsor or support gay pride events. This picture clearly shows The Home Depot is an officially recognized sponsor, only one of many the AFA has documentation for.

1. Sign the Boycott Pledge at 
2. Call your local store manager.
 Let the manager know that 
you will not be shopping at The Home Depot until the company 
stops supporting the homosexual agenda. You can find the
number here. (click "Store Finder").
3. Print the paper petition and distribute it at Sunday School 
and church.
It is very important that you forward this alert to your friends 
and family members.


Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

A few notes...

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE'S WEBSITE LOSES ITS STARS AND STRIPES. Not only does the new website lack patriotism, it contains a quote by a man who paved the way for a greater role for socialists and communists at the U.N. and the global "workers rights movement." The dark-gray themed website predominately displays a quote by C. Wilfred Jenks: "The common law is the will of mankind issuing from the life of the people." In the late 1930s and after WWII, Jenks was a leader of the "international law" movement and a long-time member of the United Nations' International Labor Organization, and author of a number of globalist tracts. While Ashcroft was at the Dept., the website displayed an American flag and the theme colors were red, white, and blue. Spectator, 7-19-10.

LISTEN TO EAGLE FORUM LIVE. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon (CST) on 40 stations across the country. Also accessible on the Internet: at Bott Radio Network. This week, Phyllis Schlafly will talk with Michael Cordner, Founder, Teen Eagles.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Voter Fraud: Did Your Dead Uncle Vote in 2009?

This Week in Fighting Voter Fraud:

Find out at https://vpa.wi.gov

In the 2008 election, Barb Struck of Ozaukee County discovered that her deceased mother’s name was still on the polling list.  In an attempt to have her mother’s name removed she discovered her mother voted in a previous election after she had passes away!  What a surprise, her mother was always determined but this was beyond the pale!  So Barb went about getting the name taken off the list and after communicating with the Government Accountability Board, the name was finally removed.

Now it’s your turn, do you know someone who may still be listed on the state voter registration list and shouldn’t be?  There is an easy way to find out; this is how you do it:

There is a very valuable tool on the internet called “VPA” – Voter Public Access(https://vpa.wi.gov ).  By entering a name and birthdate you can check the voting status of your mother, father, children, aunts, uncles, all of your family and friends, living, deceased, or those who have moved to another area.  Who knows, you may discover that someone who died or moved out of state is still voting!   If so, call your municipal clerk (Google: “wis municipal clerks” for name and contact information) and have the incorrect name removed from the list.  If the “name” is in another municipality call the Government Accountability Board at 608-266-8005.

While you’re at it, why don’t you call your municipal clerk or GAB and ask them for all the names registered at your address?  If there are incorrect names, ask them to have them removed. 

IMPORTANT:  In both of the above scenarios, if you have found an incorrect registration, you can ask if that “name” voted in any of the last elections.  Or you can enter the name and birthdate into https://vpa.wi.gov , click on the name, scroll down to “View Your Voting History” and determine if this “name” voted in past elections. 

If there was a vote, A FELONY has been committed.  We encourage you to file a criminal complaint at your local district attorney’s office.  Make sure your D.A. copies you, as well as Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. 

Right now, there are 70,000 names on the statewide voter registration list that have failed the required identification checks, but the Government Accountability Board is hesitant to take these names off because they might “disenfranchise” someone.  Never mind the fact that these people could simply reregister if their names were removed in error.  Names that no longer should be on the list are still “active” and can be used by those who do not play by the rules. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Time for parents to write an OPT OUT letter to protect their child

As families start thinking about heading back to school, parents should TAKE ACTION NOW and submit a written "Opt Out" statement to your school district so your child is not subjected to the moral depravity that Planned Parenthood has foisted upon the school districts of our state.  Even though Planned Parenthood was capable of strong-arming their extreme Sex Ed bill (Assembly Bill 45) through our State Legislature earlier this year, school districts are NOT mandated to offer Sex Ed.

A simple written statement such as the following should be put on file now with your school district to protect your kids.  If there ends up being a library full of kids working on alternative projects, so be it.  It will send a message that the parents of your community are informed and will not allow Madison liberals with an agenda to tread on parental rights.

"Dear Superintendant,

Under Chapter 118.019(4), Wisconsin Statutes, I would like to opt my child, _______________________, out of sex ed instruction.  We are very offended by Planned Parenthood’s extreme agenda for Wisconsin’s minor children brought about by the passage of Assembly Bill 458.

I expect the _________ School District to fully respect and comply with my rights as a Parent in Not instructing my children to break the laws of the State of Wisconsin relating to underage sexual activity.


Name:  _____________________

118.019(4) – Parental Opt Out Statute
(4) Exemption for individual pupils.  No pupil may be required to take instruction in human growth and development or in the specific subjects under subs. (2) and (2r) if the pupil's parent or guardian files with the teacher or school principal a written request that the pupil be exempted.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Do your part to save West Bend from low-income housing in the DOWNTOWN district

NEXT MONDAY, 8/16/10, there will be a City Council meeting in which the aldermen will discuss the River Bluffs housing project destined to be placed in the middle of the downtown area next to the new Art Museum.  The location of this low-income housing project is inappropriate for the downtown location; small business owners are begging for local residents to stand by them in asking the aldermen and Mayor Deiss to overturn this decision for an already-suffering downtown community.

Do your part.

Make phone calls, write letters and send email in opposition to the River Bluffs project.  ATTEND THE MONDAY, 8/16, MEETING, 6:30-8 p.m., Council Chambers.

Phone numbers and e-mail's)            District Aldermen

District 1:  Tony Turner                      Call 334-3658 or email him at: district1@ci.west-bend.wi.us                  Voted for the project
District 2:  Steve Hutchins                 Call 388-4501 or email him at: district2@ci.west-bend.wi.us                  Voted against the project
District 3:  Ed Duquaine                      Call 305-1170 or email him at: district3@ci.west-bend.wi.us                  Voted against the project
District 4:  Nick Dobberstein             Call 306-9925 or email him at: district4@ci.west-bend.wi.us                  Voted for the project
District 5:  Allen Carter                      Call 334-5532 or email him at: district5@ci.west-bend.wi.us                  Voted against the project
District 6:  Michael Schlotfeldt          Call 689-0681 or email him at: district6@ci.west-bend.wi.us                  Voted for the project
District 7:  Deb Anderson                  Call 334-7095 or email her at: district7@ci.west-bend.wi.us                   Voted for the project
District 8:  Roger Kist                          Call 338-9913 or email him at district8@ci.west-bend.wi.us                    Voted against the project
City Officials
Dennis Melvin, City Administrator                   Call 335-5123 or email him at cityadmin@ci.west-bend.wi.us
John Capelle, Community Development        Call 335-5122 or email him at citydcd@ci.west-bend.wi.us
Kristine Deiss, City of West Bend MAYOR      Call 335-5111 or email her at mayor@ci.west-bend.wi.us         Voted for the project 

Victory! GAB Ruling Overturned......

State agrees to drop new rules governing issue ads

The state capitulated Tuesday in a lawsuit over new rules regulating campaign-style ads, agreeing they should not be enforced.
The Government Accountability Board - a panel of six retired judges in charge of running state elections - has been the subject of three lawsuits in the 10 days since the rules took effect.
The lawsuits were brought by nearly a dozen groups from across the political spectrum in two federal courts and the state Supreme Court.
The groups said those rules violated their First Amendment right to free speech.
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley will consider the proposed settlement Wednesday.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Parents' Rights Amendment Co-Sponsors GROWING - YOU CAN HELP

Please call your member in Congress to co-sponsor the following resolution.

Parents’ Rights Amendment Reaches 140 Co-Sponsors
Effort behind Movement to Ensure Parents’ Rights to Raise their Children Continues to Grow

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 9, 2010) – A Constitutional Amendment to protect the parent-child relationship introduced by U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Michigan, has reached 140 co-sponsors in the House.

“More and more members of Congress understand the threat to the parent-child relationship by government and foreign organizations,” Hoekstra said. “I am encouraged that we are nearly half-way to the number of votes necessary for passing the bill, and we will continue to press forward until we reach our goal.”

The Parents’ Rights Amendment would state explicitly in the U.S. Constitution that parents have the right to raise their children as they see fit while protecting against abuse and neglect. Such threats to the parent-child relationship include potential U.S. ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Two of the bill’s three most recent cosponsors –Rep. Charles Djou (R-HI) and Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) – are new to Congress, having won special election races in May and June, respectively. Each signed on to the measure less than 60 days after taking office.

“The trend we’ve seen in the last few weeks is that the American people are already electing lawmakers who support parents’ rights,” says constitutional lawyer and ParentalRights.org president Michael Farris, who helped draft the amendment. “I am hopeful we will see this trend continue through November.”

Intended to protect families from undue government intrusion while continuing protections of children from abuse and neglect, the proposed amendment says:

SECTION ONE: The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.

SECTION TWO: Neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

SECTION THREE: No treaty may be adopted, nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.

For more information on the Parental Rights Amendment, visit www.parentalrights.org.

Stop Tuesday's Bailout Vote AND the Lame Duck Session!


Nancy Pelosi knows her days as Speaker of the House are numbered, so she took the drastic step of calling the entire House of Representatives, which had gone into recess last Friday, back to Washington, D.C. to vote on yet another bailout!
The August recess is a necessary time for Members of Congress to return to their districts to hear from their constituents.  Many Democrats are already avoiding Town Hall meetings in August, because they know their constituents are angry with their votes on jobs-killing, big-spending legislation.  Now, instead of spending time with the people they were elected to represent, they are running back to Washington to spend more taxpayer money and to grab more power for the federal government.
There is some good news about Congress coming back to D.C., however.  Before recess, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) introduced a “No Lame Duck” resolution, urging Democrats to promise that they will not hold a “lame duck” legislative session after election day (when presumably many liberals will have lost their seats and will no longer be concerned about the consequences of their votes) for the purpose of passing hugely unpopular legislation like a national energy tax, more bailouts and the kickback to big labor known as “Card Check.”
Price, who chairs the Republican Study Committee, a Committee of the Conference’s most conservative members, issued this statement:
If the Democrat leadership is willing to bring lawmakers back to Washington in order to pass billions more in “stimulus” spending with tax hikes on job creators, the least they can do is tell the American people that they will not bring law makers back for a lame duck session to pass additional tax increases, deficit spending and special interest giveaways.  This Lame Duck resolution will allow our Democrat colleagues to make it clear whether they plan to govern in accordance with the will of the American people or in spite of it.
We need you to call your Member of Congress today and urge them to send Speaker Pelosi a message by voting NO on the State Bailout Bill, H.R. 1586 and by voting YES on the “No Lame Duck” Resolution!

(Note: H.R.1586 was originally the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, but the House-passed text of the FAA authorization was replaced in the Senate with an amendment sponsored by Sens. Reid (D-NV) and Murray (D-WA) to include the bailout.) 

Here are a few facts about the State Bailout Bill, H.R. 1586:
  • It contains a total of $26.1 billion in temporary state bailouts.
  • The bill provides $10 billion that states are REQUIRED to use to pay teacher salaries.  States who receive this money must agree to not reduce their budgets below 2009 levels.  This all but guarantees that further taxpayer funded bailouts will be required, because even if states wanted to take responsible action to reduce their spending, they are prohibited from doing so.
  • This bill sets the stage for a nationalized education system by expanding federal government control over education and diminishing the role of parents, teachers and local communities.
  • Democrats claim this money is necessary spending on children’s education.  In reality, this is a blatant payoff for teachers unions, a significant Democrat base, which keeps demanding more money from taxpayers without producing better results for children.  The Wall Street Journal made this point in a July 14th editorial, “School districts have been adding to their payrolls for decades without regard to student enrollment and much to show in academic improvement.  Total education spending grew by 32% between 1999 and 2009, while K-12 enrollment has grown by less than 1% each year over the same time period.  The reality is that districts could economize and trim the bureaucracy without having to lay off as many teachers as they claim.”  But, this legislation would prohibit such economizing!
  • The bill also increases Medicaid spending by $16.1 billion by extending the federal Medicaid matching rate of 6.2% to all states through December 2010, then phasing the matching rate increase down to 3.2% for the first three months of 2011, then to 1.2% for April through June 2011.
  • The legislation includes $9.7 billion in permanent tax increases on multinational companies.  This will absolutely kill jobs and further diminish the United States’ ability to compete with foreign corporations.
  • The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that this bill will increase the deficit by $12.6 billion.

Take Action
Call your Representatives and tell them to vote NO on H.R. 1586 and a YES vote on the “No Lame Duck” resolution.
Congressional Switchboard 1-202-224-3121

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