October 21, 2014 Clear Lake Area Republicans Meeting Update

 

October 21, 2014

Clear Lake Area Republicans

 

Regular Monthly Meeting

This month's meeting will be dedicated to scheduling volunteers for the Wings Over Houston GOTV Event, Block Walking, Phone Banking, Working at our SE GOP Headquarters and our Clear Lake GOP office, etc...

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to make a difference in the outcome of this election and to #KeepTXRed!

 

Tuesday, October 21st

Harris County Clear Lake Park Recreation Building

5001 NASA Road 1, Seabrook, TX 77586-5305

 

6:30 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.

 

We hope you can join us!

Clear Lake Area Republicans - #iVotedEarlyTXGOP Tailgate Party

Saturday, October 25

9:00am - 5:00pm

We are hosting a tailgate party at one of the busiest early voting locations in Harris County in an effort to help with the #iVotedEarlyTXGOP Challenge/Campaign


If you aren't aware of what this 'challenge' is all about, see the event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/780029102036426/

We will take photos &/or videos for the patriots that want to participate in this challenge along with helping them post it to the event page. 

Doesn't this sound fun?!? 

If you would like to help us with this effort, please send us a private message.

#TeamSD11 Senate District Meeting

#TeamSD11 Town Hall Call, Ya'll!

You are INVITED to our 1st Quarterly Town Hall Meeting! 

It's that time! Please join us in sharing what is happening in our district, learn what happened at the last Republican Party of TX SREC meeting also some challenges we're facing, and meet other like minded friends. Who knows, you may meet a block walking, or phone banking, buddy......or maybe even an elected representative, or two!

Click here for the meeting agenda.

Please RSVP so we may have plenty of printed material for you.

We look forward to seeing you at our first TX Senate District 11 Town Hall meeting!

For God and Texas,
Tanya Robertson & JT Edwards -
SD11 Committee Members

PS Are you ready for some fun this election? Take part in the #iVotedEarlyTXGOP #KeepTXRed Challenge! We cannot wait to see some of your videos & pictures!

PS Are you ready for some fun this election? Take part in the #iVotedEarlyTXGOP #KeepTXRed Challenge! We cannot wait to see some of your videos & pictures!

Houston Air Show GOTV Event - Clear Lake Area Republicans - November 1 & 2, 2014

Clear Lake Area Republicans,

 Galveston County Young Republicans,

and

 RagingElephantsRadio.com 

invite you to stop by our booth, or stay awhile, at the 2014 Wings Over Houston Airshow!

We'll be there Saturday, Nov. 1st  from 8 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, Nov. 2nd from 8 am to 5 pm.

RER will be broadcasting live and CLAR, along with GCYR, will be participating in a massive Get Out The Vote effort, both days!

Say you will join us for some fun, fellowship, make new friends, and pick up some materials for 'good ole' door to door campaigning.

Remember, the most effective method to actually get people to the polls is through personal contact!

FACE BOOK EVENT RSVP 


 

2014 - 30th ANNUAL C.A.F. WINGS OVER HOUSTON AIRSHOW Nov 1 & 2

Featuring U.S. Navy Blue Angels and a Special Vietnam War Tribute

(AIRCRAFT SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Wings over Houston Air Show. November 1 & 2 @ Ellington Airport. The Wings Over Houston Airshow aerial and pyrotechnical performances produce loud noises, smoke and fire.



DAILY SCHEDULE

Saturday

Gates Open 8 a.m.

Static Warbird Display Area Open

Kids Area

Food & Beverage Tents

Legends & Heroes Tent opens approx. 9 a.m.

Feature Flying begins approximately 10 a.m.

Static Warbird Area Closes approx. 11 a.m.

No admittance to Airshow after 3 p.m.

Gates Close approx. 6 p.m.
           

Sunday

Gates Open 8 a.m.

Static Warbird Display Area Open

Kids Area

Food & Beverage Tents

Legends & Heroes Tent opens approx. 9 a.m.

Feature Flying begins approximately 10 a.m.

Static Warbird Area Closes approx. 11 a.m.

No admittance to Airshow after 3 p.m.

Gates Close 5 p.m.



PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Approximate Show Schedule

Schedule for Both Days

Schedule and appearances subject to change without notice!

UPDATE: PATH TO THE END ZONE EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

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Clear Lake Area Republicans PAC -  October 11th Dinner, Fundraiser and Auction Event will be postponed until January 2015.

Event Tickets will be available on our website once the new date has been confirmed.

All Ticket Sales (Event Tickets and Raffle Tickets) will be honored for the event tentatively scheduled January 2015.  

Thanks,

Mike Robertson

President Clear Lake Area Republicans PAC

president@clearlakearearepublicans.com

832.971.6584

 

 

24 AND COUNTING - WE NEED U!

Volunteers and Supporters:

 Early Voting is around the corner!  As you know, a campaign can change direction in a heartbeat. Volunteers are an integral part of every political campaign. 

As a Dennis Paul volunteer and supporter you have been a great resource for the campaign.  You have demonstrated professionalism and have represented our campaign well.

We are looking for you to volunteer to come to the campaign office and make much needed phone calls and to sign up to work a couple of hours during the early voting cycle (October 20th thru October 31) and again on election day (November 4th).  

If you are able to volunteer, please contact me so I can get you scheduled. It’s important that we have the early voting and election day polling locations with Dennis Paul representation.

See the following locations for Early Voting:

I.B.E.W. Hall #66 - 4345 Allen Genoa Road, Pasadena, 77504

Harris County Court Annex #25 - 7330 Spencer Hwy. Pasadena, 77505

Freeman Branch Library – 16616 Diana Lane Houston, 77062

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Again, thank you for all of your time, energy and support.  We are just weeks away from a successful bid for State Representative. We need you now more than ever. 

Blessings, 

Debra Risinger

Campaign Manager
Dennis Paul for State Representative HD 129
Campaign Office Ph: 281-280-0007
Personal Cell Ph: 832-489-3047
Email: dennis@dennispaul.com

CLAR PAC -Thursday Night Contest & Food!

How competitive are you?

Clear Lake Area Republicans PAC is co-Hosting a phone banking competition with the Harris County GOTV Team, Thursday 25th, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Location:
Harris County Republican Party Clear Lake Office
1001 Pineloch, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77062


'Refreshments' will be served for ALL participants, provided by CLAR but the 1st 10 RSVP's that Beth receives for this event, will be fed dinner provided by HCRP GOTV Team, while competing in the contest at the Clear Lake Victory location! 

Participants must RSVP, prior to the competition.

ANYONE is eligible to win the gift card provided by HCRP. 

Objective: Make as many phone calls as possible in 3 1/2 hours.

Contact for the Event:
Beth Benjamin 
210.396.3470
bjb4red@yahoo.com

Dennis Michael Lynch's 1st stop on his 'FIGHTING FOR AMERICA' tour in Texas this Tuesday evening!

You may have seen him on FOX News, The Blaze, or heard him on numerous talk shows.......now, see him in person! 

Clear Lake Tea Party is thrilled to host Dennis Michael Lynch's 1st stop on his 'FIGHTING FOR AMERICA' tour in Texas this Tuesday evening! 

When: Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014

Time: Doors open at 6:30, program begins at 7:00 p.m. 

Place: Webster Civic Center   (Map) 

311 Pennsylvania Ave, Webster, TX 77598

Admission: $10 at the door includes a FREE DVD, 'We Ride To DC' 

See here for more details.

RSVP here, please! 

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors and volunteers, there will be light desserts and local coffee available. 

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Clear Lake Area Republicans (CLAR) September Meeting - "Hizballah and the Current Middle East Crisis: The Threat against and within the US" - Presented By: Dr. Hamid Kantara

"Hizballah and the Current Middle East Crisis: The Threat against and within the US"- Presented By: Dr. Hamid Kantara

"Hizballah and the Current Middle East Crisis: The Threat against and within the US"- Presented By: Dr. Hamid Kantara

CLAR is honored to have Dr. Hamid Kantara host our Regularly Scheduled Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, September 16th at the Harris County Clear Lake Park Recreation Building, 5001 NASA   Road 1, Seabrook, TX 77586-5305. 

Please join us for an eye opening talk about the Lebanese terrorist organization Hizballah by Dr. Hamid Kantara

Social begins at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.

We hope you can join us!

HOLLYWOOD COMES TO Deer Park!!!!!

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Thursday,  August 28

Hollywood comes to Deer Park with a visit from acclaimed director and filmmaker, Joel Gilbert, who will present a trailer from his Newest film, “There’s No Place Like Utopia.”

This event will take place at Las Hadas Restaurant located at 2428 Center St. in Deer Park on Thursday at 6:45 PM.  If you plan to eat, please arrive on or before 6:00 so that serving will be taken care of by the time he is ready to present.  Mr. Gilbert is interested in audience feedback in anticipation of the film debuting in theaters around Houston on August 29th.  Come meet the director!!!!  Let’s show him a great Deer Park, Texas welcome that he can brag about when he returns to LA.  This event is sponsored by Battleground Tea Party of Texas.

For more information call: 713-818-1862 or visit The Health Nut on Center St. for a flyer!!

We believe that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to show Hollywood how Texans treat celebrated guests and welcome their contributions to returning America to its rightful place in the world.  

We hope to see you all on Thursday!!!  Come by 6 and eat at a great place or at least by 6:45 to interact with Mr. Gilbert.

Clear Lake Republicans - Celebrating our Past, Fighting for the Future.

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Calling everyone who has ever been involved with CLAR to come!!! Announcing the theme for Aug 19th meeting is Celebrating our Past, Fighting for the Future...Come share your stories about Clear Lake Republicans forming and storming..., 6:30 p.m. at Mario's Flying Pizza & Italian Restaurant,  618 W NASA Pkwy, Webster, TX 77598! Dinner will be available for $15.00

Clear Lake Area Republicans - Texas Border Crisis and Convention Wrap Up- Presented by Larry Korkmas

The Clear Lake Area Republicans is honored to have Larry Korkmas host our Regularly Scheduled Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, July 15th at the Harris County Clear Lake Park Recreation Building, 5001 NASA Road 1, Seabrook, TX 77586-5305. 

Larry will address the on-going Texas Border Crisis and Convention Wrap Up.

Social begins at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. We hope you can join us!

URGENT! PLEASE RE-POST & SHARE!!!

It appears the chapel at the funeral home will not be large enough to hold Daniel McCool's funeral. It is now scheduled for Grace Community Church on Wednesday at 10:00 am.  See below for updated locations and times.

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Daniel McCool
 
1962 – 2014

 

Words can’t describe what a Great Father, Soldier, Patriot, Deputy Sheriff, Role Model, Friend, and Mentor he was to all of us.
 
 “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” Tom Peters
  
The board of Clear Lake Area Republicans PAC sends our condolences to his family. We are thinking and praying for him, and all of our friends to whom Daniel has meant so much. He was a good friend, and a passionate warrior for conservative causes, a promoter of good and decent politics, and one of the hardest working volunteers we have ever known. You have been an inspiration to us all. May you rest in peace knowing you were loved and cherished by so many.
  
Our regularly scheduled Clear Lake Area Republicans PAC, monthly meeting will be cancelled to allow friends and family to participate in Daniel’s Celebration of Life.
 

Sincerely,
Board of Clear Lake Area Republicans PAC 


Arrangements: 

URGENT! PLEASE RE-POST & SHARE!!!

It appears the chapel at the funeral home will not be large enough to hold Daniel McCool's funeral. It is now scheduled for Grace Community Church on Wednesday at 10:00 am. Please pass this information on to others.

VIEWING:

TUESDAY, JUNE 17TH

4:00 PM FAMILY ONLY (PLEASE)

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM FRIENDS AND FAMILY

FOREST PARK EAST


21620 GULF 
FREEWAY (EXIT NASA PKWY heading southbound)
WEBSTER, TX, 77598


SERVICE:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18TH

10:00 AM CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH


14505 GULF FREEWAY (EXIT DIXIE FARM ROAD)
HOUSTON, TX 77034


BURIAL AT FOREST PARK EAST AND A RECEPTION FOLLOWING AT GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH.


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Seabrook, TX 77586-5305


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Compromising Positions: Texas GOP and Tea Parties Find Their Fortunes Reversed in Ft. Worth

By Dale Huls

A funny thing happened at the 2014 Republican Party of Texas (RPT) convention last weekend.  The grassroots tea parties and the Republican establishment were forced to compromise on an immigration plank in the Republican Party of Texas Platform.  And the Republican elites are wailing and gnashing their teeth!

You see, “compromise” is what’s supposed to happen when the establishment wins and the tea party loses.  Indeed, we are constantly being lectured about party unity.  That was one of Texas Republican Party Chairman Steve Munisteri’s main opening messages to the convention – Party Unity.  Sitting in the auditorium as a tea party member, I felt that this was the establishment laying down the terms of surrender.  We are told that our enemies are too dangerous for the tea parties to not get in line after our intra-party struggles.  When the Platform Committee Chairman, Tom Mechler introduced the RPT platform to the delegates, he stressed “compromise.”  Mr. Mechler told us that everyone wouldn’t be able to get all they wanted in the platform, but for the sake of party unity, we should adopt the “perfected” document and move on.  Indeed, messages of unity and compromise were the mantra of the day…for a Republican establishment that expected to win.

And why shouldn’t the Republican elites and corporate interests expect to win?  They knew that the conservative tea party movement was coming to do battle over the “Texas Solution”.  They saw tea party activists preparing for an ideological battle over principles and the rule of law.  They monitored the social media posts, tweets and blogs.  They understood that this convention would be less well attended than other recent conventions and activists were coming in numbers.  With this understanding and foresight, the elitists Republican Party apparatchiks began a counter-campaign to protect the Texas Solution and keep it in the platform.  Mailers went out with conservative sounding names claiming that the Texas Solution was necessary for outreach to Hispanic groups and avoid a demographic catastrophe in future elections with the promise of free jobs and legal residence in the United States (in other words – Amnesty).  Newspaper articles were written, blogs posted, and surrogates were organized to counter the growing tea party threat.  Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples began contacting tea party groups and convention delegate trainings to push a rewritten Texas Solution plan that was actually more lenient than the original.  Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and amnesty lobbyist Norman Adams continued selling the Texas Solution’s guest worker program.  A large Texas Solution pavilion in the convention center’s Exhibition Hall was purchased.  And finally, the temporary platform committee was staffed with a majority of members sympathetic to a guest worker program and provided food and drinks by Norman Adams.

What could possibly go wrong?  Well, the best laid plans of mice and Rinos often go astray when the full weight of the grassroots show up and work for a common goal.  As soon as the temporary platform committee went into public session and testimony, it became obvious that the tea party was there to fight against any immigration plank that offered defacto amnesty via a guest worker program.  Tea party operatives stayed day and night fighting to get rid of the guest worker language and report out the proceedings to the grassroots network at the convention.  Extreme pressure was put on the committee to such an extent that Todd Staples’ rewritten Texas Solution never saw the light of day.  By the end of the temporary platform committee’s stint, the immigration platform plank had been completely rewritten and the guest worker program language was changed to a “provisional visa” program (same song, different tune).  That night in the Senate District caucuses, a few pro-amnesty temporary committee members were voted out by the grassroots and replaced for Friday’s Permanent Platform committee.  With new committee members, a new plank was offered based on Senator Dan Patrick’s website on border security and immigration.  In fact, when this amendment was offered, the committee vote was a 15 – 15 tie for which the Chairman Mechler declined to break.  An amendment in a tie vote is NOT adopted.  Consequently, seven committee members signed a “minority report” that took the amendment to the convention floor as substitution amendment and presented to all the convention delegates.  Since this minority report still contained some objectionable language that needed removing and the remaining doubt that it would be accepted, the grassroots hurriedly prepared amendments to be filed before the 6pm Friday deadline (note: that only filed amendments may be considered on the convention floor under normal rules).  These amendments dealt with fixing the minority report language or removing the provisional visa language and of the approximately 200 amendments filed about three-quarters addressed the immigration plank. 

At this point, the grassroots felt they had a fighting chance at replacing the Texas Solution immigration plank with a common sense immigration plank based on the rule of law.  As the convention came to order on the last day, a grassroots network of Facebook, Twitter, text messaging and email spontaneously arose.  Numerous activists were prepared to whip the votes by working the delegates and holding up yes/no signs indicating which way the vote should go.  And then came the moment, everybody in the convention was waiting for.  Mark Ramsey, a member of the Permanent Platform Committee, came out on the center stage to introduce the immigration minority report to the delegation.  However, after introducing a motion to substitute the minority report for the proposed immigration plank reported out of committee, Mr. Ramsey started to discuss the committee’s proposed plank in detail.  At this point, uneasiness settled on the anti-amnesty supporters.  Why wasn’t he talking about the minority report?  Why wasn’t he promoting the minority report was a much better stance on immigration?  And then came the shocker, Ramsey offered a new amendment to the existing plank as a “trigger” for the provisional visa program and therefore a “fix” for the original plank.  The grassroots immediately felt betrayed.  It now looked like the minority report had been set up for failure.  The problem was Mr. Ramsey’s amendment did make the plank better but it left intact the guest worker/ provisional visa program.  Delegates wanted to know what happened and how they should vote.  And then parliamentary confusion began, was debate cut off or was it not?  Were we voting on the amendment or the minority report or both?  Once the muddle was cleared up, the amendment to add a trigger was approved and the minority report failed.

Despair fell over the no amnesty delegates and activists.  All of the filed amendments addressing the minority report were no longer relevant.  And a last chance attempt was made to strip the provisional visa program from the proposed platform plank.   This too ultimately failed.  It seems the establishment Republican supporters of the Texas Solution had won again.  It looked like the provisional visa language would stay with the only “compromise” being the trigger amendment first offered by Ramsey.  The grassroots had fought so hard.  It seemed that money and manipulation had once again trumped conservative principles.

But wait all was not lost, from the floor microphones arose a single voice offering a motion to amend the immigration plank by offering the delegates another option.  Peter Batura had written his own compromise amendment and had correctly filed it the previous day.  In his amendment, he kept the textual language providing rationale from the proposed immigration plank and took the best specific bullet points offered in the minority report to craft a complete plank on his own.  It would be an understatement to say that both sides of the issue were stunned at this development.  Activists and establishment alike scrambled to read the amendment.  Confusion reigned throughout the hall.  As the reading went, the amendment read exactly like the proposed plank for the first three paragraphs.  Each side asked “Was this a good thing or a bad thing?”  Within minutes the leading activists decided that this was a strong alternative to the existing language and the word started going out via text messaging and emails imploring the body to vote yes on this amendment.  The pro-guest worker/provisional worker crowd also began to whip their votes against.  In fact, in Dan Patrick’s home Senate District (SD 7), Mark Ramsey, Valerie Swanson, and David Riddle managed to place their delegation solidly against the floor amendment (36 – 385).  One member of the SD 7 delegation related that “a delegate in the section next to SD 7 asked me why SD 7 voted Democrat?  I was so embarrassed…”

As the vote on the floor amendment took place, Chairman Munisteri called for a voice vote which was inconclusive according to the chair.  In fact, Steve Munisteri did a remarkably fair job in understanding the will of the convention by calling numerous standing votes to visibly assess votes by the delegation.  This vote was no different.  However, if we thought the floor amendment was an unlooked for boon and a last minute reprieve from defeat, it was surely divine providence in what happened next.  When Chairman Munisteri called for a “standing” vote, he sought confirmation of the vote from others on the stage.  Consequently, both the convention Parliamentarian and Secretary answered that they had each seen a different outcome of the standing vote.  With a disagreement on the stage Chairman Munisteri was unwilling to call the vote himself and determined that a “roll call” vote was in order.  This was exactly what the grassroots wanted.  Win or lose, a tallied vote of record was had been sought to document the vote and remove any doubt of vote unlike what occurred in the original Texas Solution vote in 2012.

Now, with each SD voting their full voting strength, the results of the roll call vote was 4763 for the motion and 3735 against.  By over a 1000 votes, the tea party position had carried the day.  By an approximate 60 to 40% split, the Texas Republican Party had elected to discard an unworkable “market-based” approach to immigration reform.  Emphasis was refocused in the party platform to address border security and the rule of law.  The new immigration plank was indeed a compromise position by taking the best of the committee’s proposed plank and the minority report and blending them together into a seamless document addressing immigration issues.

Unfortunately, the establishment and corporate interests seem to be not so interested in “party unity” after the platform was adopted and the convention closed.  Norman Adams, the high dollar guest worker lobbyist, left insisting that the grassroots had set the Party back 10 years and this was the work of white supremacists.  Please!  It’s bad enough that the liberal press says these things about the GOP grassroots and tea party, but for other “Republicans” to say it is not advancing party unity after a hard fought intra-party disagreement. 

Indeed, both sides knew the stakes were high in Texas regarding the immigration plank.  It was suspected that the Texas Solution was intended to give cover to moderates such as Jeb Bush and Chris Christie regarding their own immigration stances.  Additionally, it was suspected that Speaker Boehner would use the Texas Solution as a further justification for an amnesty vote this summer.  Because if Texas, the reddest of red states, can support a guest worker/provisional visa program for all illegal aliens then it must be alright for the Republican-led House to do the same.  However, after Saturday’s vote, moderate Republican 2016 candidates must stand on their own without the cover of Texas Republicans and John Boehner must reach for other justifications in his push for amnesty. 

So this is what “compromise” feels like when your positions, by and large, carry the day.  As demonstrated by the comments, posts, tweets, and blogs in social media, it appears the grassroots can get comfortable with this kind of compromise.  However, it is up to the political elite and corporate interests in the Republican Party to see if they can practice what they preach.  Will they get in line and defend the party platform?  Will they join forces because our enemies are too dangerous for us to be divided?  Will they follow the advice of Tom Mechler who called for the sake of party unity to adopt the “perfected” document and move on?  After all, he is the one who said everyone would not be able to get all they wanted in the platform.  Will Republicans across America support what Texas has done to reject a backdoor amnesty program and support a more common sense and rule of law approach?  I wonder.

Saddle up Texas!

Community Rally - Sunday, May 18th

We are asking all citizens of the greater Houston area to stand against this onerous ordinance by attending a community rally on May 18, Sunday evening at 6:00 pm at Grace Community Church, 14505 Gulf Freeway. Please arrive by 5:45.

We are respectfully inviting Mayor Parker and the Houston City Council Members as our elected representatives to attend and also request City Attorney David Feldman to attend.

 Community Rally - Hosted by Grace Community Church

This is Critical...We need you to show up for the sake of woman, and young girls, to have the right as a Christian to live by your convictions, and to stop this moral insanity!

More than 300 Pastors and their Congregations of Houston will be present Sunday Night, May 18th @ 5:45 p.m. at Grace Houston Campus 14505 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX, 77034, for a Community Rally.  It will be massive!  Please help us get the word out by Contacting everyone that you know and asking them to do the same.

Thank You for contacting council members, for spreading the word, and for showing up at city hall for the press conference. Your voice and efforts paid off big time. First, Mayor Parker removed the restroom clause because of you raising your voice and then the vote was postponed two weeks even though she had a victory party planned.  HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT OVER! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT ! ! !

Read the Rally Letter and join us in fighting Mayor Parker's Ordinance.

 Response to Mayor Parker's Non-Discrimination Ordinance