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Michigan Tea Party

Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Michigan Regions. This state group is intended for Michigan Patriots with focused discussion, events and attendance possibilities.

Members: 147
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2015

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We need to step it up Michigan

Started by Robert Brown Jr MOD. Last reply by Linda Hahn Dec 21, 2013. 3 Replies

I am shocked that the most recent discussion is almost 8 months old. Is there another Tea Party group that is more active in Michigan? Although the idea of removing the president seems like the…Continue

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Capital Building is a Mosque

Started by 3ozt6gobts7m9. Last reply by Virgil Earl Koon May 11, 2013. 2 Replies

Your infidel taxpayer dollars at work! The dome on Capitol Hill will be gilded in no short order. Where is the separation of mosque and state? Head slap! There s no separation. Mosque is state. (hat…Continue

Gas Prices

Started by Todd Lee Hinkle. Last reply by Virgil Earl Koon May 11, 2013. 3 Replies

The risinggas pricie's are geting quite ridicules, all because of some possible attack on Middle East pipelines. This time it's Libya. I could see if such incident accured. The government doesn't…Continue

Restoring The Constitution as the order of our Government.

Started by Robert Shipman. Last reply by Liberty Belle Feb 27, 2012. 3 Replies

We need to get united in taking our state back .

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Comment by Virgil Earl Koon on March 10, 2015 at 8:54pm

I am in Gladwin County and it is listed, but I gat a 404 in clicking it! Did the powers that be remove it from our supports?

Comment by Robert Brown Jr MOD on June 20, 2014 at 12:09pm

Residents of Belding, Michigan, were recently informed they can not recall one of their City Council members because the member was appointed. The Ionia County Clerk's office, by the way they read the current law, believes that only "elected" officials can be recalled. Therefore, the appointed official is not subject to recall. 

What recourse does this leave the citizens to remove inadequate, incompetent, and law breaking council members? I firmly believe this interpretation of the recall statute undermines its intent and creates an atmosphere where officials are untouchable and can not be held accountable to the people. 

I have wrote the Ionia County Clerk personally and so has the Daily News; neither of us has heard back with clarification from their office. 

Depriving the people the right to remove public officials from office is sacrilegious and undermines the rights granted to us by the constitution. To my understanding, the law in question is not isolated to the community of Belding, but rather State wide.

I would encourage us all to share this discussion and take action, even if you live in another community. The Ionia County Clerk can be found online at http://www.ioniacounty.org/county-clerk/ or contacted by email at clerk@ioniacounty.org

Comment by Linda Hahn on March 10, 2014 at 8:29pm

HI All! Big Event in GRAND RAPIDS- Justin Amash Rally!!!  March 18

Hi! I need a favor. Can you send an email out for Tea Party groups to rally people to celebrate with The Honorable Congressman Justin Amash on Tuesday, March 18 at Brann's on 28th street (5510 28th street se Grand Rapids, MI, at 3:30pm for a major announcement at 4:00pm. We need many people to show up to support our outstanding Congressman and to show the world we are serious about freedom. The event is free. That's all I can tell you. . It'll be fun!

Thanks,

Mark Petzold

Visit RIVER CITY PATRIOTS at: http://rivercitypatriots.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Comment by Matthew Wiedenhoeft on July 14, 2013 at 2:58pm

Good Evening Everyone - I am new to this group.  I hope that I can represent the Tea Party as well as I have the GOP over the past 32 years.  I am looking forward to being apart of the greatest movement since our founding fathers in 1774.  Thank you.

Comment by Thomas Schuckman on December 16, 2012 at 4:26pm

I am happy and glad to finally get inside this group of Patriots!  Please help me find the meeting place in the Upper Peninsula -- @ Iron Mountain, MI  49801, so I can get my feet wet.  I am a Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70, and retired AMC/ Chrysler auto worker, and welder...  turned to blogging and writing, and a well read KJV Bible Christian, yet somewhat open minded, and love to meet and make new friends.   I am happily married to a pretty blonde lady, and moved, am selling my old house in Union Grove, WI.  I also have a fine newer refrigerator and stove for sale!   I bet I have much in common with you guys and gals.  My email:  tschuckman@aol.com   --Merry Christmas-- folks!

Cordially,

Tom Schuckman

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Comment by Frank Robak on February 24, 2012 at 10:52am

I see Mitt as nothing more than an Obama in GOP clothes!! He was against the second ammendmet, obama care is rommey care.. just to name a few items, i'd rather see obama the mitt rommey because at least obama wont be able to run agsain after this..

Comment by Charlisse on February 24, 2012 at 10:13am

GO SANTORUM !!

 

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TEA PARTY -> Lois Lerner Case Explodes:
IRS Docs Link McCain’s Office To Tea Party Attacks

Since announcing his brain cancer was terminal, Arizon Sen. John McCain has continued to make headlines, but not due to his medical status. Instead, it has been one controversy after another revolving around him, and now one more had been added to the list.

This one is based in his dislike not for Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, but of the tea party.

McCain has never really endeared himself to conservatives, and he made his feeling public about the tea party movement at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in 2015, according to a Yahoo report.

“I think also — I probably shouldn’t say this — but some of (the tea party) appeals to the bad angels of our nature rather than the better angels of our nature,” McCain said.

This attitude ties into the latest scandal swirling around McCain.

One of a number of scandals that plagued President Barack Obama and his administration involved the IRS targeting tea party groups after 2010. It seemed that their tax-exempt status requests were denied or delayed due to intense political partisanship in the agency.

In May 2013, The Washington Post reported that the IRS’s exempt-organizations division director Lois Lerner “let slip” the week prior “that low-level IRS staffers had focused extra scrutiny on conservative groups with words such as ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names.”

In addition, “internal reviews have shown that Lerner knew about the targeting in 2011 — but neither Congress nor the public knew until (2013).” Despite this, Lerner was never prosecuted and was allowed to retire with her taxpayer-funded pension intact.

This did not change, even after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican, wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In it, they begged him to reopen a probe into the matter, according to Jay Sekulow, chief council for the American Center for Law and Justice, writing in a commentary for Fox News.

When President Donald Trump was sworn into office, some held out hope that the perceived injustices from Obama’s tenure would somehow be made right. However, in September 2017, Trump’s administration had already preemptively declined to pursue criminal charges against Lerner “based on the available evidence,” according to Fox News.

But more has since been uncovered about the scandal. Government watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained and released “internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”

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JW President @TomFitton: Much of what you know about the IRS scandal is thanks to JW... Our new docs show the scandal is bipartisan in nature. A McCain staffer suggested Lois Lerner audit all of the 501(c)(4) groups in a way that'd be financially ruinous.

Meeting notes from April 30, 2013, involving Kerner, Lerner, “and other high-ranking IRS officials” were obtained by JW. With the meeting taking place only 10 days before the IRS scandal exploded into the public view, they are particularly incriminating against Kerner and Lerner:

“Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time.”

“Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely.”

“Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints.”

“Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.”

Thus far, there is no evidence that McCain knew about or directed Kerner to take such action. It is plausible that Kerner, knowing of McCain’s dislike of the tea party, opted to be a proactive and loyal staffer by urging the IRS to take action against the groups.

But McCain’s personality does little to keep him far removed from the scandal and tongues are wagging with speculation as to his involvement. Regardless, McCain’s frosty relationship with President Donald Trump has not made the Arizona senator many fans among Trump supporters.

New suspicions about him betraying the tea party won’t help matters at all.

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Chelsea Handler Says Fox Doesn’t Work With
Black People, Obviously Doesn’t Watch Network

Humor is supposed to be based on truth. After all, the reason we laugh at a joke or scenario is because it triggers a feeling of recognition about reality, especially if it’s presented in an unexpected way.

It doesn’t look like “comedian” Chelsea Handler has a very firm grasp on truth or reality, however.

After a production error during a Fox News broadcast was called out by users on Twitter, the raunchy and sex-obsessed Handler tried to bash the network … but ended up showing off her ignorance instead.

“Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle,” the comedian and television host posted on Twitter Thursday evening.

That part was true enough: Fox admitted that they made a mistake on a background slide during a tribute to the late soul singer, and accidentally showed a faded photo of LaBelle. The main image still showed Franklin, who passed away on Thursday in Detroit.

Broadcast television is complex, which you would think Handler understands after being involved in TV for many years. Honest mistakes happen on every network. But no: In Handler’s alternate reality, the only explanation for the mistake was racism.

“It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any,” she declared.

Chelsea Handler  @chelseahandler

Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle. It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any.

Was she trying to be bitter or funny? It was hard to tell, but either way, that statement shows just how isolated the Hollywood left is from reality.

If she really believes that Fox has “never worked with any” black people, maybe she should try an experiment: Actually watch the channel for a minute.

She would probably tune in to the face of Harris Faulkner, the enthusiastic and Emmy-winning host of “Outnumbered,” which airs every single weekday.

Or, maybe she could get a clue from Deneen Borelli, another well-known face of Fox News for nearly a decade. How about the venerable Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five” and a “Fox News Sunday” regular for over 20 years?

Nah. They apparently don’t count, because Handler would rather live in an alternate reality of ignorance than admit she was the one making racial assumptions.

We’re not finished! Moving on to frequent guest contributors to Fox News, how about Candace Owens? Brandon Tatum? Ben Carson? Larry Elder? All of these smart individuals are familiar faces at Fox, and all are — look closely! — African American.

That’s saying nothing of the behind-the-scenes staff at Fox, a good number of whom are of course black. In fact, it’s completely possible the photo mix-up was accidentally made by a black employee. Handler openly assumed the race of the staff members who made the error, while knowing nothing.

Once again, the left has tipped their hand and revealed just how elitist and out of touch they are.

Handler has likely never turned on Fox News in her life, yet she thinks she’s an expert on it. She eagerly diminishes and waves away the contributions of black Americans to one of the most popular news stations in the nation, while lecturing others about race.

This type of attitude implies that only “liberal approved” black voices count. If they don’t parrot a 43-year-old white comedian’s politics, they’re invisible to her.

That arrogant view, and not an honest editing mistake, is perhaps the real outrage here … and it’s exactly why so many black voters are walking away from the left.

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