True The Vote

Posted January 26th, 2011 by Julie

The King Street Patriots, who take their name from the patriot group that demonstrated in the streets of Boston in 1770, just put on their True The Vote Texas Summit. True The Vote was started as their initiative to clean up voter rolls and stop voter fraud in Houston’s Harris County. If you haven’t heard about what’s been going on down there you’ve missed one of the top ten underreported stories according to Andrew Breitbart.

  • A group called Houston Votes that has ties to ACORN and is run by a former member of the SEIU, Steve Caddle, was caught turning in 23,000 fraudulent voter registrations, the majority of which came from Rep Shelia Jackson Lee’s district.
  •  Catherine Engelbrecht and her fellow King Streeters had set out to expose the fraud and found that:

“Vacant lots had several voters registered on them. An eight-bed halfway house had more than 40 voters registered at its address,” Engelbrecht said. “We then decided to look at who was registering the voters.”

“….The other registrations included one of a woman who registered six times in the same day; registrations of non-citizens; so many applications from one Houston Voters collector in one day that it was deemed to be beyond human capability; and 1,597 registrations that named the same person multiple times, often with different signatures.”

  • All of this came from heavily Democratic precincts, so as you can guess, the Democrats and the media immediately pulled out the race card and accused them of suppressing minority voters etc, etc…. These charges however, are undermined by Anita MonCrief. Ms. MonCrief known as “the ACORN whistle blower” helped to expose some of the fraud within that organization. She left ACORN disillusioned and disgusted by the corruption she witnessed and was instructed to participate in.  She risked her own life by revealing what she had learned about ACORN’s vast network of fraudulent registrations throughout the country. She speaks at True The Vote summits and has gone on to found a black patriot group called The Crispus Attucks Tea Party.
  • Harris County Voter Registrar Leo Vasquez announced that, “The integrity of the voter rolls of Harris County  appears to be under an organized and systematic attack by the group operating under the name Houston Votes. We have evidence indicating violation of the Texas Election Code, falsified documents being submitted to this office and possible violations of federal election laws.” Vasquez referred the case to the County Attorney and Secretary of State and the very next day all of Harris County voting machines were destroyed in a warehouse fire. No suspects were ever named.
  • KSP/TTV leaders say their poll monitoring efforts during the 2010 election yielded some 700 incident reports and they spent hundreds of hours investigating dubious voter addresses and challenging duplicate registrations. They mobilized a grassroots poll-watching effort to make sure that the election was fair. They put together a network of “runners” to move documents around the county, judges on standby to sign affidavits to move poll watchers from location to location, and a central database for receiving “incident” reports from the poll watchers.
  • KSP/TTV is taking this effort national! They want to train activists who share the goal of providing “free and fair elections.” They’re going to train poll watchers in what to look for and even how to be citizen journalists using social media on the Internet. Most promising is their new voter registration fraud computer system. KSP Executive Director Mark Antill, says “it brings together several of the resources needed to find instances of fraud and is web-based. If you’ve ever tried to research voters, you’ll appreciate what they have done with this tool. No more searching one database, then another, then a third or fourth, then combining all of the results by hand. This will be a huge time saver for TTV volunteers. Which means that each volunteer can run through more people, which means cleaner elections.”

KSP/TTV will host a National Summit with Andrew Brietbart as a guest speaker. Other featured speakers include former Federal Election Commissioner Hans A. von Spakovsky, former Department of Justice attorney Christian Adams and conservative author/columnist John Fund. Adams made news last year when he resigned in protest from the DOJ after the Obama Administration refused to prosecute the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party.

Tell as many people as you can about this. After all, what good is all of our hard work if we have fraudulent elections? There is no reason that every patriot group in America shouldn’t know how to poll watch and how to clean up the voting process. Make sure that you are there.

[editor's note:  The NETTP will begin rolling out a plan for Tarrant County as soon as the software from KSP is available.]

Is vote fraud a serious problem in America? Let’s look at where we are today, and how we got here.

Categories:  Call to Action | Election Fraud

Texans for Health Freedom

Posted January 26th, 2011 by Julie

A local group is fighting Obamacare.  Sign up at www.TexansforHealthFreedom.org to stay informed and get updates on progress to pass legislation to save your health freedom.

Categories:  Healthcare

En Espanol

Posted January 25th, 2011 by Julie

En Espanol

Categories:  Alerts

So THAT’s how it works… Power to the people!

Posted January 24th, 2011 by Julie

Today I received an urgent email alerting me to a possibly corrupt bill being voted on in the TX legislature that had fooled everyone into supporting it.   I didn’t have enough info to send it out to our membership, but it was definitely something we needed an answer to right away

At a loss as to how to get the information I needed quickly, I emailed Giovanni Capriglione.  He always seems to have the answers to my political questions.  Within minutes he called me to let me know all was ok — false alarm.  Phew!  But do you know how he got the answer we needed?  He called the author of the bill about to be voted on for clarification.  What a novel idea!

Why didn’t I think of that??  My first response was panic.  How are we going to get the info we need fast enough?  It never occured to me to contact the Rep.  I guess I still feel like our Representatives are inaccessible. 

The tea party is changing all that.  Our Reps must answer to US.  My Rep’s phone number should be programmed into my phone.  Gio gets that, and eventually I hope I will too!

Categories:  Call to Action

NETTP Tea-Mail: January 24, 2011

Posted January 24th, 2011 by Julie

Patriots,

The date snuck up on me!  I hope y’all have been watching our calendar and were already planning for dinner at Freddy’s tonight (Monday, Jan 24).  These dinners tend to be my favorite events.  For starters, NETTP gets 20% of your ticket (IF you tell them you’re with the tea party – don’t forget!).  But beyond that, it’s just such a great time to sit and visit without working around a meeting schedule.  Stop by anytime between 5:00 and 8:00pm at Freddy’s Steakburgers & Frozen Custard in the Lowe’s parking lot at 121 and Glade.  Don’t worry about coming alone — you will sit down with a stranger and get up with a new friend!  Please join us!  

EDUCATION CUTS   The Texas legislature is currently discussing budget cuts, and education is a hot topic.  They want us to believe that the only way to save money there is to fire all the teachers, but be careful about the rhetoric!  Read this article by Empower Texans to get a better understanding of what’s going on.  Be prepared to help your friends and coworkers understand all this (and then invite them to a tea party meeting!).  We are trying to get a speaker on the topic of school finance to a meeting in April.   

PETITIONS    There are some good petitions going around right now that could use your support…

  • Right To Work:  Unions are big business and bad for America.  Dr. Rand Paul (R-KY) has a National Right To Work petition you may be interested in signing. 
  • US Debt:  With the national debt $14 trillion and counting, Congress’ spending frenzy cannot continue.  Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a Don’t Raise the Debt Ceiling petition that all fiscal conservatives should sign.

BURGESS TOWN HALL    Congressman Michael Burgess, MD, will be hosting a town hall meeting in Hurst on Jan 27.  I really don’t know his intention for this meeting, but I wanted to alert y’all to it since Burgess is a medical doctor and can share good insight into the Obamacare scam.  Congressman Burgess represents Dist 26, which includes some of our members in Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Hurst, Bedford, North Richland Hills, and Richland Hills, but anyone is welcome to attend.  The meeting is Thursday, Jan 27, from 7-8pm at Tarrant County College NE Campus Student Center (828 Harwood Rd).  If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, it is scheduled for live broadcast on: burgess.house.gov/HurstTownHallMeetingFor more information and directions click here or contact his office.

AMERICA, BE MY VALENTINE  
I hope you are planning to join us for our next potluck dinner.  It’s on Saturday, Feb 12, from 5-7pm.  NETTP is providing the lasagne, drinks, and tableware; you bring one of the following based on your last name:

A-G: dessert
H-P: sidedish
Q-S: bread
T-Z: fruit salad or vegetable salad

Our guest speaker is Juan Baldor, a political refugee from Cuba.  We’ll also introduce a new series on the Federalist Papers with a 15-minute preview from Michael Marcus.  Full details on this event are available on our websiteAnd don’t forget to rsvp by Feb 9 to NETTPregistrar@aol.com

BILLS IN TX LEGISLATIVE SESSION    Wanna keep up with what’s going on down in Austin during the 82nd legislative session?  Here’s a fantastic resource that is updated daily to let you know what’s being discussed:  http://www.texastribune.org/session/82R/bills/

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED     We still need some volunteers for a couple key areas…

  • Did you know that we make enough money off of our fundraiser dinners to fund our monthly meetings?  It’s an important event for us, but it will have to be discontinued if we don’t find a coordinator. We need someone to contact restaurants to schedule our events.  We’ve already got the names and they’ve already said they’ll do it.  We just need someone to schedule them. 
  • Liaisons are needed for Sen Chris Harris (Euless) and the Watauga and Richland Hills city councils.  BTW, for anyone interested, videos of our liaison training are available here.  Our new liaison coordinator is Fran Rhodes, and she can be emailed at rhodesfran@yahoo.com

NETTP CALENDAR     Our NETTP calendar is kept up to date on our website.  Here’s a list of all we’ve got coming up between now and July!  Go ahead and add them to your own calendar now…

NE Tarrant Tea Party Calendar

(Speakers, events and dates may change. Check our website or voicemail for details and latest schedule.)

January 24 (Monday) 5-8pm Fundraiser dinner  at Freddy’s in Euless (121 & Glade) 20% of your ticket gets donated to NETTP, plus you enjoy great fellowship with like-minded patriots.  These dinners are some of our best events.
February 12 (Saturday) 5-7pm Quarterly dinner and guest speaker America, be my Valentine! 

Potluck dinner and guest speaker from Cuba

  14 (Monday)   Municipal filing begins File for candidacy between Feb 14 and Mar 14
  17 (Thursday) 6:30-8pm Movie Night Reviving the Constitution, part 1 of 5
  21 (Monday) 5-8pm Fundraiser Dinner

(location TBD)

Enjoy food and fellowship while supporting NETTP.  20% of your ticket is donated to us!
  25-26

(Fri-Sat)

All day Grassroots Bootcamp Unbelievable line-up for those on the front lines
March 3 (Thursday) 6:30-8pm Movie Night Reviving the Constitution, part 2 of 5
  14(Monday) 6:30-8pm NETTP meeting Topic:  Immigration
  14 (Monday) 5pm Municipal filing deadline File for candidacy between Feb 14 and Mar 14
  26 (Saturday) TBA City Meetings Meet with tea partiers in your city to get to know them and talk about municipal elections
  28 (Monday) 5-8pm Fundraiser Dinner

(location TBD)

Enjoy food and fellowship while supporting NETTP.  20% of your ticket is donated to us!
April 11 (Monday) 6:30-8pm NETTP Meeting Topic:  Federal Reserve and fiat money
  14 (Thursday) 5pm Voter registration deadline Last day to register to vote in the municipal elections
  15 (Friday) TBA Lone Star Tea Party Tax Day tea party rally
  21 (Thursday) 6:30-7:45 Federalist Papers Series Series hosted by Michael Marcus to be held in local restaurant
  25 (Monday) 5-8pm Fundraiser Dinner

(location TBD)

Enjoy food and fellowship while supporting NETTP.  20% of your ticket is donated to us!
May 5 (Thursday) 6:30-8pm Movie Night Reviving the Constitution, part 3 of 5
  9 (Monday) 6:30-8pm NETTP Meeting Topic:  Looming Oil/Gas Crisis presented by Lyle Henderson
  14 (Saturday) 7am-7pm Municipal elections VOTE!
  19 (Thursday) 6:30-7:45 Federalist Papers Series Series hosted by Michael Marcus to be held in local restaurant
  21 (Saturday) 5-7pm Quarterly Potluck Dinner Potluck supper plus a showing of the Reagan White House video
June 2 (Thursday) 6:30-8pm Movie Night Reviving the Constitution, part 4 of 5
  13 (Monday) 6:30-8pm NETTP Meeting Topic:  Outreach (to Hispanics, Blacks and Churches)
  16 (Thursday) 6:30-7:45 Federalist Papers Series Series hosted by Michael Marcus to be held in local restaurant
  27 (Monday) 5-8pm Fundraiser Dinner

(location TBD)

Enjoy food and fellowship while supporting NETTP.  20% of your ticket is donated to us!
July 7 (Thursday) 6:30-8pm Movie Night Reviving the Constitution, part 5 of 5
  11 (Monday) 6:30-8pm NETTP Meeting Topic:  Islam
  25 (Monday) 5-8pm Fundraiser Dinner

(location TBD)

Enjoy food and fellowship while supporting NETTP.  20% of your ticket is donated to us!

Thanks,
Julie McCarty
NE Tarrant Tea Party
promoting constitutional governance in every precinct in our districts, one voter at a time
www.NETarrantTeaParty.com

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Categories:  Call to Action

Video of our liaison training

Posted January 16th, 2011 by Julie

Raz Shafer from American Majority did an excellent job training our new liaisons on Saturday!  I don’t think any of us really knew what we wanted our liaisons to do or how they would accomplish it, but Raz really helped us gain a better understanding.  This program will be very key in the future of NETTP. 

If you were not able to attend the training, you can view the presentation here:  Part One (45 min) and Part 2 (12 min). 

Anyone interested in serving as a liaison can email juliemccarty3@yahoo.com.

Categories:  Call to Action | Videos

Responding to the Speaker Vote

Posted January 16th, 2011 by Julie

Several NETTP members were in Austin earlier this week for the Speaker vote.  We were there to encourage our State Reps to vote for a more conservative speaker, and they chose not to do that.  Since nearly 90% of Texans wanted a more conservative speaker, our Reps clearly were not representing the people as they were elected to do.

Watch this video clip showing patriots lining the halls of the Capitol in one last attempt to make their wishes known as Reps enter the meeting room.  And then watch this video clip showing that some of those Patriots chose to wait outside the meeting room where the caucus was being held.  Both videos make it clear that hundreds of voters from all over Texas showed up in Austin.  They say that for every one voter at the Capitol, there are at least 100 more at home who wish they could be there.  So our Reps knew the will of the people and deliberately did not act on it.  In fact, as our own Rep Vicki Truitt left the building after the vote, she laughed at us!

It is understandable that many of us are upset about the vote.  I share that sentiment.  However, we must remember that for the next several months, our Representatives will be working on many more issues, and we want to be able to impact those.  If we make them believe that no matter what they do we will never be happy with them and will vote them out, why will they listen to us during the remainder of the session?

Let it be known that NETTP does not condone violent threats of any kind, even in the face of the Speaker vote.  Though we didn’t get what we wanted, there’s nothing we can do about it now, and we encourage voters to continue to engage with their Reps and work for the common good.  Each Rep’s Speaker vote, combined with their actions during this session, will all be taken into account in the 2012 primaries.  At the end of this session (in June) we’ll know for sure who must have a primary opponent.  In the meantime, let’s do our best to work with our Reps, regardless of who they are or what their track record is.

Categories:  Rallies

Can a leopard change his spots? Straus can’t.

Posted January 12th, 2011 by Julie

This article was sent to me by Donna Garner…

1.12.11, 4:00 P. M.

Breaking news:

 Here is Joe Straus’ first committee (House Select Committee on Election Contest — http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2011/01/12/speaker_names_committee_to_con.html ) to be appointed since his election to Speaker on 1.11.11.  

The majority of Representatives who voted for Straus yesterday claimed that he would become a much more conservative Speaker this session. Let’s see what he did in his first committee assignment of the Session. 

I have used the Young Conservatives of Texas ratings to compare the people Straus appointed to this committee. The YCT figures are based upon broad-based conservative principles and indicate how these Reps. voted in the 81st Legislature.

Please notice that Straus has chosen nobody who has a conservative rating of at least 85% or above. Therefore, it is safe to say that not one authentic conservative has been appointed to this very important committee to decide whether a principled conservative Republican such as Dan Neil won or one of the most left-leaning Democrats, Donna Howard, has won:

Master of Discovery — Will Hartnett — 55%

Chair — Todd Hunter — 68%

Helen Giddings — 13%

Craig Eiland — 17%

Dennis Bonnen — 81%

Ryan Guillen — 29%

Lois Kolkhorst — 74%

Tryon Lewis — 80%

Jerry Madden — 70%

Wayne Smith – 84% 

Did voter fraud occur on 11.2.10 as Dan Neil has charged?

Neil’s team has said that Travis County improperly marked oversease ballots; when they realized their mistake, they compounded it by not remaking three of the straight-Democratic ballots yet counting them in the election. Travis County refused to let the Neil team see the copies of all the remade overseas ballots.

Dan Neil’s team also found mail ballots that should have been counted but were not and 1,900 felons who may have been ineligible to vote yet did.

Rep. Donna Howard is one of the biggest liberal Reps. in the House and is supported by almost every liberal group in Texas including Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Campaign (largest homosexual organization in the U. S.), the ACLU Texas, Alliance for Clean Texas, Center for Public Policy Priorities, Equality Texas, NARAL Pro-Choice, Sierra Club, Stand Down Texas, TAPPA, Texas Impact, The Texas Observer, and MECha (who wants to eliminate the border with Mexico entirely and honor Mexican revolutionary war hero Ernesto Zapata and Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara). 

It is this type of dismal RINO leadership for the House that made all of us conservative citizens rise up and demand that we have a conservative Speaker this Session.  Only 15 Heroes of Texas stood with us and did the right thing yesterday.

Leo Berman

Wayne Christian

Dan Flynn

Van Taylor

Phil King

Jodie Laubenberg

Tan Parker

Bill Zedler

David Simpson

Charles Perry

Jim Landtroop

James White

Cindy Burkett

Erwin Cain

Ken Paxton

As someone stated this morning in an e-mail, when poor decisions come out of the House this Session, everyone except for these 15 people should be held accountable because it was the other legislators who decided to put RINO Straus right back in the Speaker’s chair again.

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

 

Categories:  Election Fraud

15 Heroes in Texas House

Posted January 11th, 2011 by Julie
Here’s the list of the 15 State Reps who would not vote for Straus.  These are the “good” guys who need to be thanked for their commitment and courage.
  • Cindy Burkett (R-Mesquite)
  • Bill Zedler (R-Fort Worth)
  • James White (R-Lufkin)
  • Jim Landtroop (R-Plainview)
  • Van Taylor (R-Plano)
  • David Simpson (R-Longview)
  • Charles Perry (R-Lubbock)
  • Ken Paxton (R-McKinney)
  • Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound)
  • Jodie Laubenberg (R-,Parker)
  • Phil King (R-Weatherford)
  • Dan Flynn (R-Van)
  • Erwin Cain (R-Dallas)
  • Wayne Christian (R-The Center)
  • Leo Berman (R-Tyler)
  • Two members, Reps. Jason Isaac and Bryan Hughes, voted as present but not voting.
  • I do not know who the Rep was that was sick and therefore absent.
  • All other Reps voted for Straus, including Truitt, Hancock and Smith.  This is in spite of the fact that 90% of their constituents did not want them to vote that way.  Vicki Truitt even laughed at those of us who went to Austin to protest this decision.

NETTP will organize district meetings soon so that we can discuss stategies for the 2012 primaries…

Categories:  Call to Action

Mar 26: City Meetings

Posted January 10th, 2011 by Julie

Join other tea party members in your city for a chance to get to know each other and talk about local issues.  With municipal elections coming up, this is a great chance to discuss candidates and platforms.

All cities will meet from 9:30-10:30am at 1060 E Highland in Southlake in the gym of Highland Meadow Montessori Academy (Bldg 1020).  Within that space we’ll divvy up into our respective cities.

Coffee and donuts will be served.

Categories:  Events | NETTP Meetings