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Written by Ralph Weber   
Thursday, 31 December 2099 00:00

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Please join the TVRC for our monthly Breakfast PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ralph Weber   
Wednesday, 30 December 2099 00:00

SATURDAY,  September 13,  2014
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION

Please join the TVRC for our monthly Breakfast
at the Radisson Hotel in Madison
8721 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL  (map)
Coffee, Talk, and Breakfast Buffet at 8 - 9 AM, Speakers and More Talk at 9 AM

Come early - we sometimes start before 9 AM to accommodate our speakers. We finish by 10 AM.
The optional breakfast buffet is $10.
Join the TVRC - just attend a meeting.


 

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TVRC September Program



Mary Scott Hunter


Alabama State Board of Education, District 8

Sam Givhan

Chairman, Madison County Republican Executive Comm.



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We Have T-shirts For Sale PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ralph Weber   
Tuesday, 29 December 2099 00:00

We now have TVRC T-shirts for sale. They are available at any of our regular monthly meetings. Pictures of a shirt are attached to this post, or come see it modeled at our next meeting.

 

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The Valley Young Republicans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ralph Weber   
Tuesday, 15 December 2099 14:55
The Valley Young Republicans
The Valley Young Republicans usually meet the 4th Thursday monthly, 6 - 8 PM at Pie i n the Sky Fresh Pizzeria & Pub, 8141 Hwy 72, Madison, AL. Contact is Eric Harris at 256-258-9171 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and on Facebook. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Their allied club, Madison County Young Republicans, will continue to meet the 3rd Tuesday as noted in the club section near the bottom of the newsletter.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 09:30
 
Our August TVRC Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:28
Our August TVRC Meeting

The TVRC met for breakfast on Saturday, August 9. Pictured above are TVRC President Cate Summer, HD53 nominee Chris Horn, Huntsville district 4 BOE candidate Walker McGinnis, and state Senator Bill Holtzclaw (R, SD2, Madison). Can you guess which one will soon be a first time grandparent?

 
Celebrating America PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:27

 

 
Election News PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:25
Election News
Huntsville municipal run-off election
Tuesday, October 7.
Huntsville City Council, District 3
Huntsville Board of Education, District 3
State Senate District 7. Mitchell Howie quit and Bryan Bennett is now the Democrat nominee for state senate district 7. Bennett’s resume includes a 2010 appearance on TV with Judge Judy, an effort to recover a $3,000 bail payment from a waitress friend. I have not heard how it turned out. The Democrat state executive committee passed over Howie's primary opponent, Rose Gaskins.
AEA borrows $1.7 million. They will use it against Republicans. No indication that there are giving any of it to help their candidate for governor, Parker Griffith.

Chairman Sam Givhan. At its August 18 meeting, the Madison County Republican Executive Committee elected Sam Givhan to be the new chairman with a term through the end of the year. Chairman Como resigned in July. Officers for the 2015 - 2016 term will be elected at the November meeting.

 
News and Opinion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:23
News and Opinion by Thomas Scovill
New abortion clinic in Huntsville at 4831 Sparkman Drive. Huntsville has decided to put a new abortion clinic just across the street from Ed White Middle School. On August 19 the city's Board of Zoning Adjustment has upheld “upheld a city supervisor's decision to approve a building permit” for it. The old clinic closed in June when it’s owner decided it could not meet the requirements of the Women's Health and Safety Act passed by our GOP legislature in 2013. Pro life activist Reverend James Henderson is leading a lawsuit coming to reverse Huntsville's decision. I am wondering why abortions are always done by doctors from out of town in clinics which do nothing else.
Lowell Barron. The AG has dropped the case against against former senator and current scofflaw Lowell Barron. John Archibald writes well when he states, "The Alabama Attorney General's office last week dropped the case against Barron after the Alabama Supreme Court upheld a ruling by DeKalb County Circuit Judge Randall Cole that kept the state from putting some of their most damning evidence before a jury. It was too prejudicial." The damning evidence was about the perp having sex with the state employee / campaign worker who was getting paid with campaign funds. So it seems Barron is guilty as sin and free as bird because Republican judges are hung up on sex.
Alabama 2014 General Election Ballot measures. There are five proposed amendments on the general election ballot. One would increase the ceiling on state borrowing (hiss) and one would protect the right to bear arms by requiring strict legal scrutiny of proposed restrictions (smile).

Gay marriage ban upheld (for now). A federal judge has upheld the Louisiana law which bans gay marriage. The judge said he had some inconvenient and unanswered questions about whether overturning the law would open the door to what we currently call incest and polyamory. Without answers from the plaintiff, he noted that in Louisiana the preeminent purpose of marriage is to link children to their biological parents and he decided to respect the democratic process which enacted the law. The judge wrote, “The Court is persuaded that a meaning of what is marriage that has endured in history for thousands of years, and prevails in a majority of states today, is not universally irrational on the constitutional grid.” I say we should have a vigorous debate and let legislatures rather than courts decide the issue. Let the people speak.

 
The Spider Web of Dependency PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:22
The Spider Web of Dependency
One of the two candidates for governor gets it. The other is a Democrat.
Governor Bentley got it right in his 2014 state of the state address when he said,
"Good people live here. And we must all serve them and offer them greater opportunity to prosper if we are to ever see our state rise from the depths of deficiency.
We will never see an end to the plague of poverty by offering a deeper dependence on a flawed government system. We will never help our poorest citizens, or our future generations by casting over them the net of federal government giveaway programs.
We can break the cycle of poverty, but not with programs that drag our communities and our people into the downward spiral of dependence.
That is why we will not expand on a flawed and broken system that encourages greater reliance, not on self, but on government, pulling even more of our vulnerable citizens into what President Ronald Reagan called the "spider's web of dependency."
We will help no one if we continually make decisions that ultimately offer little hope for our citizens while driving this great nation deeper into debt.

There is never freedom for the Breadwinner who is dependent on the government. Freedom is only found in the Land that offers Opportunity. That comes from hard work and sacrifice."

 
Alabama Employment PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:21
Alabama Employment by Thomas Scovill
Contrary to what our governor is telling us through his reelection campaign, the employment situation in Alabama is awful. This is troubling. Lucky for him, his feckless Democrat opponent's campaign is broke with money and with message.
The table gives a summary of the latest data from the Alabama Department of Labor and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment data are from the seasonally adjusted Current Population Survey (CPS) from which the U3 unemployment rate is derived.
Since Governor Bentley took office, Alabama has lost over 8,000 net jobs and we are still nearly 134,000 jobs below the pre-recession employment high in 2006. And since 2006 our adult population has increased by over 250,000. I encourage you to help our governor pull his jobs act together. Killing the state corporate income tax would be a good place to start. I hope we do not have to wait until March and the next regular session of the legislature for our state government to do something helpful to creating jobs in Alabama.
 
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