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JOHNSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS HOST MICHELLE PETTY, DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE FOR TEXAS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE (PLACE 6)
DATE: August 7, 2012
(First Tuesday Potluck & Politics Social)
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: JCDP Office, 103 W. Henderson, Cleburne, TX 76033
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Ghandi. I decided to quit complaining about the way Texas selects its judges, the scandals at the court and the injustice of the rulings and start doing something about it. So here I am. I have the qualifications, intellect, experience, skill and drive to make much needed change at the Court. I would be honored to have your vote, your financial support and your time and energy to tell your friends, family, neighbors and associates about me and this campaign to clean up the court.” (CANDIDATE WEBSITE) FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: http://www.michelepetty.com/issues/why_i_am_running
For more information contact: Bill Conover, County Democratic Party Chairman (817) 487-5001.
Rd. (Pecan Plantation ) Granbury, TX 76049
Mr. and Mrs. William Boysen will be hosting a meet and greet for SD22 candidate Lyndon Laird and would like to request your presence. Please feel free to invite your family, friends and political groups as we learn how our candidate will make a difference in our district.
Donations of $10.00 will be collected at the event and will include your meal.
Please mark your calendars for the Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settlers Reunion Parade, Monday, 30 July, 2012, in Alvarado, Texas. The Johnson County Democratic Party invites you to join us for the kick-off parade for the premiere homecoming event in Texas. Many of our Democratic Candidates will be joining us and we are counting on you, your family, and your friends to take part. We will keep you posted on the details of this event, but, for now, please save the date. We look forward to seeing you in Alvarado!
Precinct 10 Chair
Johnson County Democratic Party
Title: 1st TUESDAY-POTLUCK & POLITICS
Location: 103 W. HENDERSON
Start Time: 06:30
“It’s Viral!” The Movement to Overturn Citizens United Swamps the Internet
It is now certain that the Primary date will be no earlier than May 29 and might well be later.
Since it is logistically impossible to compact our three-tier convention process into a ten day period and because even the May 29 date is not firm, it is essential that the Texas Democratic Party revise our Delegate Selection Plan to reflect the altered time frame. I have instructed our staff to work with the DNC in constructing a Party driven plan that would start with the County/Senate District Conventions and move forward to the State Convention. Under this scenario, we would have a two-tier process starting with the County/Senate District conventions at an as yet unscheduled date. The State Convention will remain on June 7-9.
As soon as the plan has been constructed and aligned with National Rules, I will be putting it forward for comment and consideration.
In case you missed it…
Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday when there were six major Republican candidates leaving New Hampshire heading full-steam to South Carolina, despite a near-universal feeling of inevitability of a Mitt Romney nomination?
Fast forward to today, voting day in South Carolina. Suddenly there are only four candidates instead of six. By all recent measures, Romney (AKA “Cayman Islands Tax Shelter Lay’er Off’er Dude”) is collapsing, and the guy with all the momentum is Gingrich (AKA “The Vagina Whisperer”).
Don’t get me to explaining Republican primary voters in South Carolina. But if you look at the history of Republican presidential primaries in South Carolina, it is clear that the state is where Republican candidates’ hopes and dreams go to die. READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE
BY Annie Walker- Leonard JCDP
I recently had the pleasure of carrying on a one sided conversation with one of the more colorful, lunatic fringe in my county. One sided in that this overbearing imbecile did all the talking and I was forced to listen. Forced to listen only because this village idiot, with his “don’t treat on me” t-shirt and his rebel flag bandana would not stop talking long enough to take a breath, let alone allow me to reply.
And, as I was listening, I kept hearing Abe Lincoln’s words in my head… “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” I wanted to blurt this out so this blundering troglodyte would get the memo. And, then I thought to myself, what the hell, if this guy wants to make a complete ass of himself, who am I to deny him the illustrious privilege.
After what seemed like an eternity, he wrapped up his diatribe with one word; One word spoken in a tone so loathsome that it shook me to the core—“SOCIALIST!” Since I have been involved in politics/activism that advocates fair & just treatment of society, I’ve been stalked, I’ve had death threats, I’ve had my personal information posted on open threads , and I’ve received harassing telephone calls on my personal cell phone.
This, my friends, is the terrifying reality of the radical right wing world we live in. Corporations are people, War is thought to be the only solution to a failing economy, and there are only two classes of people: rich and poor. Women do not have the final say over their bodies, yet the death penalty is promoted (even cheered); millions of people go without food, water, shelter, and life sustaining health care, while millions of dollars are being wasted on WARS, Political campaigns, and materialistic gluttony.
This is undoubtedly the most intelligent thing conservatives have done this election cycle (I know, that’s coming from me, hater of all things republican!). The organization called Lunch Pail Republicans is a group of conservatives who say they are not being represented by Mitch Daniels and the Republican Party (READ MORE HERE).
Title: Hood County Democrats Monthly Meeting
Location: Annex I meeting room on Pearl St. in Granbury, TX
Link out: Click here
Description: Our monthly meeting is this Thursday, January 19, at Annex I meeting room on Pearl St. Dinner is at 6:30 pm, (potluck), bring whatever you like! Meeting is at 7:00 pm.
County Chair Joyce Carver will install our HCD 2011 officers. There will be a report on the Christmas Party, Primary election, other 2012 political events and political discussion. Lots of current events can be shared so bring details of your favorite subject! (Latest Supreme Court decisions, important bills, recall elections, GOP debates, etc.)
For more information, call Dr. Harold Granek, 817-279-0658.
Please mention this to your friends! Bring a friend with you!
Start Time: 6:30
End Time: 8:00
Way back when, during his first debate appearance, Gov. Rick Perry said something to the effect that you would have to be heartless to discriminate against a kid who was applying to enter the Texas university system just because their parents brought them into the country illegally. This created an instant “not-hating-Latinos-for-Jesus-enough” problem for Perry, and his poll numbers droppe...Read more here.(Via Alter Net).
Posted on Saturday, January 7, 2012 by Doug Marquardt via All Things Democrat
According to dictionary.com, a pathological liar is defined as:
a person who lies to the point of it being considered a disease or condition, an abnormally habitual liar
Romney frequently says one thing and, days or even hours later, claims he never said it. In this exchange with David Corn of Mother Jones, Romney says one thing, then seconds later claims he never said it:
“What kind of America [are we] going to have… Are we going to remain a merit society?… Some people don’t like free enterprise and capitalism…[Read More Here]
Michelle “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann, tea party darling of the radical right, drops out of the race for the Presidency. She GOT the MEMO.
Little George Bush a/k/a Rick Perry (on the other hand), is apparently illiterate. By Annie Walker-Leonard
Politicians have been selling out to the highest bidder for years. Who are the benefactors? It doesn’t take a Rhodes Scholar to figure it out. The GOP represents Wall Street; Democratsrepresent Main Street. Republicans may reign supreme from time to time. But, for many, many years–Democrats controlled congress…
Democrats controlled the House of Representatives for 60 years between 1933-1995 (in all but four years); and, they controlled the Senate in all but ten years. If you wanted something done, you needed the support of the Democrats. Those were the good ol’ days- a time when Congressional leaders upheld public interest. Somewhere, along the way, things changed:
Republicans seized power in 1994 by raising massive amounts of campaign cash. Between 1994-1998, Republican candidates raised a record breaking $1 BILLION+ dollars (Kaiser, 2009. So Damn Much Money, p. 272).
In 1994 (for the first time since 1954), Republicans gained control of both houses. The power shift gave the Neo-Cons a taste of how much power they stood to lose, if they didn’t keep their sponsors happy. Perhaps, this could explain why the power hungry Neo-Cons turned their collective focus away from public interest, to their corporate bedfellows. After all, they had $1 billion+ favors to repay. But, the Democrats would not go quietly- between 1995 and 2010, congressional power shifted as many times in fifteen years as it had in the past forty-five years (Lessig,L. 2011. Republic Lost, p.94).
In 2008, Republicans were dumping campaign cash at any contender they thought could beat a Democrat (Hillary or Obama). It didn’t take long for Democrats to learn that in order to beat Republicans (and BIG MONEY), you’ve got to raise a lot of cash, too. Presidential Candidates – Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain – together spent more than $1 billion, an unprecedented figure. But, Obama didn’t win because of the massive amounts of campaign cash alone, he had a message. Of course, the cash helped Obama, no doubt, but he inspired Americans at a time when many of us had had a belly full of Bush, Cheney, the Industrial Military Complex, and failed Republican policies.
And, just when we thought we’d be able to loosen the Neo-Con stranglehold on humanity, enter the DRAGON: Citizens United.
The Citizens United ruling in 2010, was the proverbial nail in the coffin of public interest. All hail BIG BUSINESS. The landmark decision allows corporations and unions to throw endless amounts of cash at politicians. (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S.08-205 (2010), 558 U.S., 130 S. Ct. 876 (January 21, 2010)).
But, today, a silver lining appeared…today, Montana High Court Says ‘Citizens United’ Does Not Apply In Big Sky State. Lawyers attacking the Montana ban on direct corporate spending said the U.S. Supreme Court in its 2010 Citizens United ruling removed any barrier to corporate spending. But the Montana Supreme Court disagreed and took a more nuanced view:
“What was true a century ago is as true today: distant corporate interests mean that corporate dominated campaigns will only work ‘in the essential interest of outsiders with local interests a very secondary consideration.”
What does this mean? Time will tell. I can tell you that I now hold a new affection for the Big Sky State. All things considered, it’s still safe to say that Republicans will stop at nothing to defeat Democrats, and especially, President Obama. As the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” Therefore, I am duty bound to open up my checkbook and throw as much cash as possible toward QUALIFIED Democrats who do not worship at the altar of Wall Street, but work with us folks down here on Main Street. Please feel free to do the same, Main Street depends on it.
McLennan County Democratic Party is hosting a valuable Democratic Workshop in Waco for the 2012 elections!
Title: McLennan County Democratic Party is hosting a valuable Democratic Workshop in Waco for the 2012 elections!
Location: Hampton Inn – Central TX Marketplace. 2501 Marketplace Dr., Waco, TX 76711
Link out: Click here
Description: McLennan County Democratic Party is hosting a valuable Democratic Workshop in Waco for the 2012 elections!
This will also be the training sight for the Senate District 22 delegation training for counties in SD22. We welcome Democrats from Bosque, Coryell, Ellis, Falls, Hill, Hood, Johnson, McLennan, Navarro and Somervell counties to join us!
Here are the details:
Who is invited: Democratic activist, SD22 county representatives, Texas Democratic Women, Obama supporters/OFA volunteers, Student Dems, Precinct Chairs, Election workers, Party Delegates, Tejano Dems, Candidates and staff, Democratic Small Business owners, and our Democratic friends and neighbors. (All good Democrats are welcome!)
Date: Saturday – January 21, 2012
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Hampton Inn – Central TX Marketplace. 2501 Marketplace Dr., Waco, TX 76711
Directions: From I-35 take Exit 330B onto Hwy 6. Take the first Exit and turn right onto Bagby. Take the first right into Central TX Marketplace. At the stop sign take a left and wind behind the shopping center. The Hampton Inn will be on your right, behind Kohl’s.
9am – Registration and Candidate Meet-and-Greet
10am – Voter ID and Redistricting Update
11am – Voter Registration Strategy Session
11:30 – Lunch
Noon – Election Worker 101
12:30pm – Delegation and Convention Training
1:45 – 3:30 – Candidate Camp – for Candidates and campaign staff
1:45 – 2:45 Precinct Chair and Neighborhood Organizing
2:45 – 3:30 – Issue Advocacy
3:30 – 4:30 – Communication and Messaging
Let us know if you can make it and please forward this invitation to other good Democrats you know!
Start Time: 09:00