Friday, July 12, 2019

Conservative Talk Lunch
SUMMARY
July 10, 2019

Mark Your Calendars
Daily & Weekly
*    Monday-Friday, 5:00-8:00 AM, 780 AM (KKOH) The Mitchell and Mason Show, with Ross Mitchell and Dan Mason, also live-streamed at  http://bit.ly/14EQcg.  Battling Liberals daily.  Call in lines are 775-852-8255 or 800-564-5564.
*    Monday-Friday, 8:00-9:00 AM, 780 AM (KKOH) Dan Mason Show. Also live-streamed at  
http://bit.ly/14EQcg.  Battling Liberals daily.  Call in lines are 775-852-8255 or 800-564-5564.
*    Monday-Friday, 10:00-12:00 noon, 99.1 FM (KKFT), Monica Jaye Show. Call in 775-884-9910.
*    Every Wednesday, 4:00-5:45 PM, Scheels Meeting Room (Upstairs). Constitution Study Group, Contact D.J. Jones, 
jones.richard@yahoo.com                             
*    Every Thursday, 2:00-3:00 pm, CEO Business Mind on 1180 AM with Joe Morabito. Re-broadcast over the weekend on 99.1 FM. Check local listings.  Or follow Joe’s blog, 
ceobusinessmind.com.
*    Every Thursday, 4:15-5:30 PM, Current Events, where the discussion centers around news, headlines, politics. No subject is off limits. All participants are respectful of others and all are welcome. Del Webb Aspen Lodge, Questions?  Contact Larry Newman, 775-322-5141.
  

Coming Soon
*     Wed, July 10, 11:30-1:30, King Buffet, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). $14 includes full buffet, beverage, tax & gratuity.  Please contact Carole Fineberg for more info or to be put on the agenda, 775-622-9811.
*     Thur, July 11, 11:30, Atlantis, Republican Women of Reno (RWR). Program:  Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam. RSVP: 866-806-5501 or www.rwreno.org.
*     Tue, July 16, 5:30pm, Sparks Nugget, Sparks Republican Women (SRW). Program:  Keith Hansen, National Security Expert on National Security Risks. $28/members by 7/10; $33/non-members by 7/10; RSVP by July 10: Liz Arnold, 775-385-8708 or ejbarnold@gmail.com.
*     Wed, July 24, 11:30-1:30, King Buffet, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). $14 includes full buffet, beverage, tax & gratuity.  Please contact Carole Fineberg for more info or to be put on the agenda, 775-622-9811.
*     Sun, Aug 4, 1:30-4:00pm, Del Webb Aspen Lodge, Disaster Prep Group. For info, contact Larry Newman, 775-322-5141.
*     Tue, Aug 6, 6:00pm, KNPB Channel 5 Conference Rm, Washoe County Republican Assembly (WCRA) meeting.
*     Wed, July 24, 11:30-1:30, King Buffet, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). $14 includes full buffet, beverage, tax & gratuity.  Please contact Carole Fineberg for more info or to be put on the agenda, 775-622-9811.
*     Wed, Aug 14, 11:30-1:30, King Buffet, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). $14 includes full buffet, beverage, tax & gratuity.  Please contact Carole Fineberg for more info or to be put on the agenda, 775-622-9811.
*     Wed, Aug 28, 11:30-1:30, King Buffet, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). $14 includes full buffet, beverage, tax & gratuity.  Please contact Carole Fineberg for more info or to be put on the agenda, 775-622-9811.
 


Pledge of Allegiance
Announcements

Lynn Chapman - still trying to sell her Dad's car.  It's a 2012 Ford Fusion with 34K miles on it for $7500 (less than low Blue Book), driven only back and forth to the supermarket and church by an elderly gentleman.  Contact Lynn, mommera2@aol.com or 775-356-0105

Lynn also has some extra copies of the "Education Reporter", with interesting articles such as "How Education Sets the Stage for Socialism" and "Did They Malign the Wrong Kids (Covington)?"  Contact Lynn if you would like a copy of the two most recent Education Reporters via email mommera2@aol.com or by phone 775-356-0105.

Discussion
King Buffet - cost of lunch
              Alternatives:
                    *  Scheels - charges for their room now
                    *  Bank at Neil & Kietzke - their community room holds 18-20 people
                    *  Senior daycare center, Prater between Vista & Sparks, with big open room, plenty of tables, chairs, but would only be available evenings or Sundays.
              Go to monthly meetings in off-election year?
 
A brief discussion followed and a vote was taken, which showed overwhelming support to stay where we are, keep the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays meetings and endure the small price increases every year or two.  [After the meeting, I checked my archives and we have been at King Buffet since June, 2011 - 8 years - and we just had our 7th increase, each one 50¢... so just about annually, but it was nearly 2 yrs this last time.]

Vin Keenan, Watchdog for all things Federal. Vin prepared for us information on HR.1044 in the US Congress right now, which grants eastern Indian (as opposed to native Indian) college graduates from eastern Indian schools to get approximately 100K green cards each, up from 24K currently.  This would be available to those who agree to work for low wages and long hours - those jobs sought by American graduates. Call/write Congressman Amodei and the President (who can veto this bill if passed).  Click HERE for Vin's document with contact info and also some suggestions of articles of interest.

Video:    The Four Families of California  shows how just 4 families in CA have ruled the state for many decades.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z-J0I01QP8.

Another video was unable to be shown is "Paradise Lost: Homelessness in Los Angeles", just about 6 1/2 minutes and informative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D9pZEjSxXQ

In addition, we saw some very clever memes, which I cannot attach with this forum. If you would like them, just let me know and I'll email them under separate cover.  Emailed separately will also allow you to send them on to others.

Gary Duarte - talked about the Hayek meeting last evening with Steven Curtis, a nuclear scientist from Minneapolis, who spoke on the advantages of Yucca Mountain.  We need to change the conversation from  Nevada as a repository & dump to Nevada as an energy state, creating energy by reprocessing and then selling the reprocessed rods to the 98 still-active nuclear plants in the world. The new SMR (Small Modular Reactor) technology is the latest in nuclear power.  HR.456 in the US Congress is a nuclear waste informed consent act and needs to be supported.  Creech is a drone launch facility in southern NV, which could greatly benefit from the SMR technology and reprocessing spent rods.  Yucca would be a huge financial boon to our entire state.

Gary has provided a sample letter to be sent to Congressman Amodei and Senator Cortez Masto:

Amodei's key staffers: 
         Jason Riederer 
Jason.Riederer@mail.house.gov 
         Stacy Parobek   stacy.parobek@mail.house.gov
Senator Cortez-Masto - go through her website, and SHARE YOUR OPINION:
https://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/contact/connect

Dear Congressman Amodei:
Dear Senator Cortez-Masto:

I would like to encourage you to support H.R. 456 Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act, and its inclusion for the Yucca Mountain facility. Before we write off Yucca Mountain, the people of Nevada should be informed and take a much closer look at Yucca and research the Spent Nuclear Fuel as an energy source. Several organizations are working to move nuclear power into the renewable classification, which it does qualify for scientifically, once again, the politics are the challenge. Unless you are well versed on the current updates in reprocessing technology, you cannot make the right decision for the economic future of Nevada.

Sincerely,
<YOU>
<Your Address>
<City, State, Zip>

CTL-reno.org website - Please consider writing an article or adding content from an article or video you see online anywhere. Your contribution(s) will make the website richer, more robust with information for everyone.

Next Meeting - Wednesday, July 24, same time, same place.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Conservative Talk Lunch
SUMMARY

May 22, 2019
Mark Your Calendars
Daily & Weekly
*    Monday-Friday, 5:00-8:00 AM, 780 AM (KKOH) The Mitchell and Mason Show, with Ross Mitchell and Dan Mason, also live-streamed at  
http://bit.ly/14EQcg.  Battling Liberals daily.  Call in lines are 775-852-8255 or 800-564-5564.
*    Monday-Friday, 8:00-9:00 AM, 780 AM (KKOH) Dan Mason Show. Also live-streamed at  
http://bit.ly/14EQcg.  Battling Liberals daily.  Call in lines are 775-852-8255 or 800-564-5564.
*    Monday-Friday, 10:00-12:00 noon, 99.1 FM (KKFT), Monica Jaye Show. Call in 775-884-9910.
*    Every Wednesday, 4:00-5:45 PM, Scheels Meeting Room (Upstairs). Constitution Study Group, Contact D.J. Jones, 
jones.richard@yahoo.com                             
*    Every Thursday, 2:00-3:00 pm, CEO Business Mind on 1180 AM with Joe Morabito. Re-broadcast over the weekend on 99.1 FM. Check local listings.  Or follow Joe’s blog, 
ceobusinessmind.com.
*    Every Thursday, 4:15-5:30 PM, Current Events, where the discussion centers around news, headlines, politics. No subject is off limits. All participants are respectful of others and all are welcome. Del Webb Aspen Lodge, Questions?  Contact Larry Newman, 775-322-5141.  


Coming Soon
*      Tue, May 28, 10:00 am, County Commission Chambers, 1001 E. 9th St, Bldg A. Please come speak out about two issues Jeanne Herman wants us to publicly comment on:  making Washoe a Sanctuary 2nd Amendment County and encouraging commissioners to build a reservoir to handle the flooding in Lemmon Valley.  If you cannot make this meeting, at a very minimum, write the County Commissioners (see below for emails, phone #s). 
*      Tues, May 28, 2:00 pm, Washoe County School District, 425 E. 9th St.. Trustees will be discussing, maybe deciding to adopt a progressive, radical sex ed program.  Please, parents, grandparents, teachers, concerned citizens - we need you!  Parking is an issue; come early. (see below for emails, phone #s).
*       Tues, June 11, 5:15 doors open, The Club at Arrowcreek, The Hayek Group. Program: The Impact of the 2019 NV Legislature with Randi Thompson, Tom Taber, Ron Knecht.  $35/with reservation by June 9; $40 at the door with no reservation. RSVP:  https://www.thehayekgroup.org/event-the-2019-nevada-legislative-session-its-impact-on-nevadas-future/?mc_cid=53c7b63f6d&mc_eid=90dbf8fe3b
*       Wed, June 12, 11:30-1:30, King Buffet, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). $14 includes full buffet, beverage, tax & gratuity.  Please contact Carole Fineberg for more info or to be put on the agenda, 775-622-9811.
*      Tue. June 21, 11:00 doors open, Atlantis, Republican Men's Club (RMC). Program: Local Lawmakers Unpacking the Legislative Session. $25/with reservation; $30/walk-ins & no reservation. RSVP: republicanmensclub.org.
*      Sat, June 22, 11:30-3:30 pm, Lazy 5 Regional Park/Sugar Loaf Pavilion. Annual Washoe GOP Picnic.  Free to all, but signups are needed so we have enough food. Sign up at 
www.washoegop.org. Donations are always welcome.
*       Wed, June 26, 11:30-1:30, King Buffet, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). $14 includes full buffet, beverage, tax & gratuity.  Please contact Carole Fineberg for more info or to be put on the agenda, 775-622-9811.

Pledge of Allegiance
Announcements: 
1) Legislative update:
    AB95 - Domestic Wells is tabled for the time being. This would force farmers, ranchers and those living where there are no sidewalks to put a meter on their well and could be forced to restrict water use down to 25% of normal in a drought year.
   AB123 - Mandatory Vaccines has died without being brought for a vote.
   AB186 - Nat'l Popular Vote has been passed and is expected to be signed by Gov Sis.  Call the Capitol and leave a msg for the Gov, urging him not to sign or to veto, 775-684-2670 or write at 
http://gov.nv.gov, where you will click on the Contact Form, close to the top of the home page.
Share your opinion on other Legislation:  
https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/ 
    You can always track legislative progress here:
https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/80th2019
2) Tue, May 28, 10:00 am, County Commission Chambers, 1001 E. 9th St, Bldg A. Please come speak out about two issues Jeanne Herman wants us to publicly comment on:  1) making Washoe a Sanctuary 2nd Amendment County and 2) encouraging commissioners to build a reservoir to handle the flooding in Lemmon Valley.  If you cannot make this meeting, at a very minimum, write the County Commissioners:
 
Vaughn Hartung, 
vhartung@washoecounty.us, 775-328-2007
Bob Lucey, 
blucey@washoecounty.us, 775-328-2012
Marsha Berkbigler, 
mberkbigler@washoecounty.us, 775-328-2005
Kitty Jung, (no email listed), 775-219-5472 (personal cell)
Jeanne Herman, 
jherman@washoecounty.us, 775-501-0002

3) Very important meeting of Washoe County School Board, 425 E. 9th St. (just east of Evans). Discussing the adoption of the LGBTQ sex ed concept for grades 4-12.  This change will include progressive ideology on gender identity while teaching a belief system that may differ from the values of families in our communities.   
     Parents and families rejected a progressive sex education curriculum in WCSD and the state in 2017 and the legislature chose not to vote on similar legislation this year.  Yet WCSD is still pushing this.  Now it is time for the parents and community members to voice their opinion.
     If you cannot attend there is still a chance to be involved.  All concerns should be shared online, 
boardmembers@washoeschools.net.  If that link doesn't work, please write each of the Trustees at their own email addresses. 
Scott Kelley District ASGKelley@washoeschools.net
Ellen Minetto District BEMinetto@washoeschools.net
Andrew Caudill District C:  andrew.caudill@washoeschools.net
Malena Raymond District D:  Malena.Raymond@washoeschools.net
Angela D. Taylor, Ph.D. District E:  ataylor@washoeschools.net
Jacqueline Calvert District F:  jacqueline.calvert@washoeschools.net
Katy Simon Holland District GKathryn.Holland@washoeschools.net

4) Roger Edwards, President Republican Men's Club (RMC) wanted to let us know about the next RMC meeting on Tuesday, June 21, doors open at 11:00, at the Atlantis. The program will be several local legislators, dissecting what this legislative session was all about. $25/with reservations; $30/walk-ins.  Please RSVP at 
www.republicanmensclub.org.

Discussion:
Vin Keenan - DC legislative update and how you can be a citizen activist from the comfort of your keyboard.  There doesn't appear to be a way to contact Dr. Carson directly. Please write Congressman Amodei and the White House to let Dr. Carson know what a great job he is doing.
Issue #1 - HUD Secretary Ben Carson is doing a phenomenal job. There are 32,000 public housing units and per current law, illegal aliens are not allowed to use these units. But they are using them. Carson has a HUD eviction plan!
There doesn't appear to be a way to contact Dr. Carson directly. Please write Congressman Amodei and the White House to let Dr. Carson know what a great job he is doing.
Issue #2 - Merit-based immigration reform is precisely what this country needs.
Issue #3 - Hunter Biden was 'stuffing his pockets with foreign money' while Dad was VP. Excellent expose by Peter Schweitzer.  On the very day Trump was elected, 5 British senior officials resigned... were they dirty and did they know what was coming?
Click 
HERE for Vin's full report and contact info to share your opinion.

Joe Morabito - the importance of Trump's reelection.  We old white people can win elections just by ourselves. We must expand our horizons if we want Trump to win in NV. Key points to ponder:
   1) 50% of the population pays no taxes, which is the base of Socialism.
   2) The history of socialism isn't taught in schools, but it has failed everywhere it's been tried.
   3) We have to learn to play 'identity politics' (i.e. appeal to different groups by learning what drives them). Some of these groups are pro-life, Christians, working Hispanics, veterans, law enforcement, blue collar workers, private union members (not public). Trump does a good job addressing these groups in his rallies, but we must also address them in our day-to-day conversation. Dems have this figured out with all their single-issue supporters.
        Trump only won by 77,000 votes.
        There are 100 massive companies controlling 50% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). All the rest of US companies combined control about 10% and the balance is controlled by foreign entities.
         Did you know the debit food stamp program is run by JP Morgan Chase exclusively?  That is the kind of monopoly that needs to be broken up.
         We must, as a party, adopt a modified version of abortion. There will be abortion, so get over it and draw a line in the sand and fight it after the heartbeat is heard (7-8 weeks).
         Extreme right-wing conservatism cannot win elections any longer. Trump's 'Populist" Republicanism can win, so we must embrace that and celebrate it.
         Joe can be heard every Thursday, 2:00-3:00 pm on 1180 AM on your local radio dial. His show is called CEO Business Mind, but being a political junkie, he inserts politics into his business discussion all the time.

David W. Carter - Due to health and financial stresses, David will not seek reelection to the State Board of Education, which handles K-12 education.  There are 4 elected seats on the Board, which meets 9 times/year, which take up most of one day.  There are optional committees to serve on and sometimes it is necessary to attend the Legislative Session to testify at a hearing.  The Teachers' Union is present, attends some sessions and makes presentations.  He is giving us a heads up, in case we or someone we know might want to consider a run.

Ken Koeppe - If you want reading material, Vol. 1 & 2 of the Mueller Report is online at Amazon.com for $9-10.

Jeanne Herman - There is another issue she wants to inform about:  we are losing our County Manager, John Slaughter in a month. They are in the "appointment stage" and had a list of 11 - all local - candidates.  Commissioner Herman urged them to get this right, as the wrong decision could cost the County millions. They will have to hire a head-hunter to find candidates.

RS2477 - currently there is access to public lands that are not easily accessible. The Feds are making this increasingly difficult, especially since 1976.  RS2477 is a federal bill that confirms historic right-of-ways that existed prior to October 21, 1976. Without this bill, it would get to the point of no camping, hiking, walking, off-roading, trailblazing on any of those public lands.  US Congressman Tom O'Halleran of AZ has written a RS2477 and Congressman Steven Horsford is considering co-sponsoring it.  According to Commissioner Herman, every Nevadan will benefit from this legislation. We need to write Congressman Horsford and encourage him to sign on and sponsor it.  Read the correspondence about the O'Halleran bill 
HERE.

Paul Larson - reminded us that Planned Parenthood was created by Margaret Sanger to eliminate the Black race.  And they accuse us of being racists!?!

Next Meeting - Wednesday, June 12, same time, same place.

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL)

January 23, 2019
SUMMARY

King Buffet
3650 Kietzke
11:30-1:30 pm
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MISSION STATEMENT:  To provide a forum to educate and to inform about various current local, state and national political issues; to provide a forum for candidates running for office to inform and educate about their platform; to provide a forum for attendees to discuss and make informed decisions that promote the Conservative cause and citizen participation in government. 
 

Conservative Talk Lunch
SUMMARY
January 23, 2019
 
Mark Your Calendars
Daily & Weekly
*    Monday-Friday, 5:00-8:00 AM, 780 AM (KKOH) The Mitchell and Mason Show, with Ross Mitchell and Dan Mason, also live-streamed at  http://bit.ly/14EQcg.  Battling Liberals daily.  Call in lines are 775-852-8255 or 800-564-5564.
*    Monday-Friday, 8:00-9:00 AM, 780 AM (KKOH) Dan Mason Show. Also live-streamed at  http://bit.ly/14EQcg.  Battling Liberals daily.  Call in lines are 775-852-8255 or 800-564-5564.
*    Every Wednesday, 4:00-5:45 PM, Scheels Meeting Room (Upstairs). Constitution Study Group, Contact D.J. Jones, jones.richard@yahoo.com                             
*    Every Thursday, 2:00-3:00 pm, CEO Business Mind on 1180 AM with Joe Morabito. Re-broadcast over the weekend on 99.1 FM. Check local listings.  Or follow Joe’s blog, ceobusinessmind.com.
*    Every Thursday, 3:30-5:30 PM, Current Events, where the discussion centers around news, headlines, politics. No subject is off limits. All participants are respectful of others and all are welcome. Del Webb Aspen Lodge, Questions?  Contact Larry Newman, 775-322-5141.

 Coming Soon
*      Thur, Jan 24, 6:30 pm, WC Republican Central Committee meeting. Elks Lodge, 597 Kumle.
*       Wed, Jan 30, 5:30 pm, location TBA.  SHARE Committee (Sexuality, Health And Responsibility Education) meeting. Watch this space for location.
*      Thur, Feb 7, 6:30 pm, Executive Committee meeting of the WC Republican Central Committee, WCRP Headquarters Annex.
*      Sat, Feb 9, 5:00 pm reception; 6:30 dinner, Elks Lodge, 597 Kumle Lane. Washoe County Republican Assembly (WCRA) Lincoln Day Dinner, "Boots & Rhinestones". $65/pp or $120/couple. Keynote speakers: Syndicated radio talk show personality, Tom Sullivan and Heritage Action spokesperson Nathan Duell.  RSVP by sending check to WCRA, 3506 Brassie Dr, Sparks, NV 89431. Click HERE for flyer.
*      Tue, Feb 12, 6:10 pm, The Club at Arrowcreek, The Hayek Group. Program: Dr/Colonel Tyrus Cobb speaking on Trump's Foreign Policy.  $35 w/ reservations before noon, 2/12. RSVP:  https://www.thehayekgroup.org/ty_cobb_feb_12_2019/?mc_cid=acef3b1c75&mc_eid=90dbf8fe3b
*      Wed, Feb 13, 11:30-1:00, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL), King Buffet. Call Carole Fineberg, 775-622-9811 with any questions or a desire to be on the agenda. $14 for optional buffet, beverage, tax & tip.
*      Wed, Feb 13, 1:00 pm, King Buffet, FREE Citizen Lobbyist Workshop by Janine Hansen in preparation for the beginning of the Legislative Session.
*      Tue. Feb 19, 11:00 doors open, Atlantis, Republican Men's Club (RMC). Program:  Marc Johnson, UNR President, "Where UNR is and where it is headed."  $25/members registered. Add $5 if not registered.  Register at republicanmensclub.org.
*      Sat, Feb 23, Atlantis - LINCOLN DAY DINNER.  Keynote Speaker:  Sebastian Gorka, former Deputy Ass't to Pres Trump and Fox News Contributor. General Reception + Dinner - $175/person or $1750/table of 8.  Platinum Reception with Dr. Gorka - $225/person or $2250/table of 8 includes  preferred seating. Click HERE for the flyer and how to register.
*      Wed, Feb 27, 11:30-1:30, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL), King Buffet. Call Carole Fineberg, 775-622-9811 with any questions or a desire to be on the agenda. $14 for optional buffet, beverage, tax & tip.

Pledge of Allegiance
Announcements:

1)  Barbara Kirk, a frequent attendee of CTL and an very active member of Republican Women of Reno, has recently lost her husband.  Please hold Barbara and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

2)  S.H.A.R.E. Committee - Andrew Caudill, one of our newly elected School Board Trustees, let me know SHARE (Sexuality, Health and Responsibility Learning) is once against proposing a left wing sex ed curriculum supported by Planned Parenthood and the transgender groups.  The community was outraged 2 years ago when they tried it. That's how Andrew first got involved and ultimately decided to run for School Board.  They're at it again and will be meeting on Wed, Jan 30 at 5:30 pm, location TBD.  This is a violation of parental rights and the only way to stop it is for the community to show up and speak out.  Watch this space for updates!

3) The Wall - from Vin Keenan, with the shut down and votes coming Thursday (tomorrow), calls to our DC electeds are necessary.  I am attaching Vin's sheet from last meeting, as all arguments and numbers are still pertinent.  Click HERE.

Below is an email that has been going around and around. Its mission is noble, but not verifiable.  Eight of the 11 links are not good, as I've indicated at the end of each link in red.  Even if not verifiable, consider the huge expense to us United States taxpayers of welfare, food assistance programs, Medicaid, primary and secondary education, incarceration, and public defenders of illegal aliens in our society.  If only the first 3 of these 11 are verifiable and true, that is $35.5B annually spent on illegals. Here is the email:

"It's easy to dismiss individual programs that benefit non-citizens until they're all put together and this picture emerges.  Someone did a lot of research to put together all this data. Often these programs are buried within other programs making it difficult to find each of them. 

1.  $11 Billion to $22 Billion is spent on welfare to illegal immigrants each year by state  governments.
Verify at: 
http://www.fairus.org/?pagename=iic_%20immigrationissuecenters7fd8
2.   $22 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal immigrants.
Verify at:
https://www.cis.org/Report/High-Cost-Cheap-Labor
3.   $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal immigrants. 
Verify at: 
http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML
4.   $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on Primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!  
Verify at: 
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML  BAD LINK
5.   $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for Education for the American-born  Children of illegal immigrants, known as Anchor babies. 
Verify at: 
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML   BAD LINK
6$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal immigrants.  
Verify at: 
http://transcripts.cnn.com/%20/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML   BAD LINK
730% percent of all Federal Prison Inmates are illegal immigrants. 
Verify at:  
https://owa.slugger.com/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx    BAD LINK
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on Illegal immigrants for Welfare & Social Services by the American taxpayers.
Verify at:   
http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.HTML  Just goes to cnn.com
9. $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal immigrants. 
Verify at:   
http://www.cnn.com/TRNSCRI        BAD LINK
10. In 2006, illegal immigrants sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their Countries of origin. 
Verify at:   
https://rense.com//general75/niht.html     BAD LINK
11.   The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes committed by illegal immigrants in the United States . 
Verify at:   
http://www.drdsk.com/articles.html     BAD LINK

THE TOTAL COST IS   $338.3 BILLION A YEAR.

SINCE THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 135 MILLION TAXPAYERS IN THE UNITED STATES, OVER $2,500.00 OF YOUR TAXES GO TO FUNDING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS."

Discussion:  

Michael Jack, Vice Chair of the Washoe County Republican Party and MichaelKadenacy, Chairman, Washoe County Republican Party - presented a power point presentation on what Washoe County Republican Party (WCRP) did in the 2018 election season and how it mattered.

Money was raised specifically to hire interns to walk precincts to get out the vote. It worked because in Washoe County, we reached 85% of Republican doors and a whopping 74.4% of the registered Republican voters turned out to vote, highest in the state, likely the highest in history. Of the top of the ticket, (US Senate, US Congress, Gov, Lt Gov, Sec'y of State, Atty Gen'l, Controller, Treasurer), 4 of the 8 won in Washoe, even though only two of them actually won the election. Of the bottom of the ticket, here in Washoe, there were 23 County, City and School Board offices up and Rs won 19 of the 23. Two school board seats were flipped, as well as 1 City Council seat.

What next? Strategies are being planned and implemented now to move to control the State Legislature in 2020, or at the very least, prevent a super-majority. We will be identifying districts that are winnable, recruiting, training and supporting candidates. The County Party made a difference in this last election and we are poised to do the same in 2020, even moreso.

A question was asked from the group about our relationship with the Clark County RP. Fortunately, there has been a change of leadership and the new Chair (Dave Sajak) and Vice Chair (Derek Uehara, whom we know at CTL and very much like) are in sync with us here in Washoe.  New policies are starting to be implemented to help us throughout the state.

Patty Miller, WCRP Treasurer - talked about the Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 23, with Dr. Sebastian Gorka as keynote. He is a nationally recognized authority on national security, strategy, counter terrorism and an author.  He was President Trump's strategist on national security in Trump's first year and Gorka is now a contributor to Fox News (nearly daily), Breitbart and other news sources.

The dinner is pricey; when considering the price, please consider everything you will be helping the Party to do in 2020. This is the biggest fundraiser and likely the only chance you'll ever have to hear Dr. Gorka in person. Enjoy a fabulous meal and an engaging evening. If you cannot attend, consider donating a bottle of wine ($20 in value minimum) or a donation to www.washoegop.org.  If you are willing to work the event, a special pricing can be arranged for $75 to a limited number of people.  See Coming Soon events in the Calendar section above.

Paul Jackson - talked about the Boots & Rhinestones dinner Washoe County Republican Assembly (WCRA) is holding on Feb 9, with keynote radio talk show host Tom Sullivan, Heritage Foundation's Nathan Duell and internet radio personality Megan Barth.  WCRANV.com See Coming Soon events in the Calendar section above.

Lynn Chapman - Lynn told us about her father, Bob Page, and his battle with prostate cancer. Bob has been a frequent attendee at CTL since moving to Reno last year.  We wish him well.  Lynn also has many Education Reporters with excellent articles on Common Core, Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), marijuana's effects on the brain, UN program for US children, to name a few.  If you would like a free copy of an Education Reporter, please contact Lynn directly, mommera2@aol.com.

Paul White - is starting a new group entitled Quality of Life (QOL) and their two focuses are homelessness and schools.  Right now in Reno there is a shelter which does not require drug testing or counseling and law enforcement are told to stand down. All this shelter does is give the homeless a place to spend the night, but kicks them out early in the morning to wander the streets. The place is a dirty mess. Adjacent is the Gospel Mission, which has rules: drug testing, makes sure they are clean, sober and helps them find jobs. The place is clean and really does offer a hand up, not a hand out.

In its infinite wisdom (?) the City of Reno has instituted a Business Improvement District (BID) where in the 120-block core of downtown, owners of properties are assessed an extra tax, based on the size of the building, that is supposed to stem the homeless problem. The tax is supposed to pay for additional police + an ambassador program. The Council collaborated with a few owners, raised $2.3M/year with the understanding that the burden would be shared by ALL property owners.  The goal is to hire 14 ambassadors @$50K/yr and more police.  But, police are not being allowed to enforce the law, so why have more of them?  And the ambassadors will busy themselves with picking up trash and providing directions to people who need them.  The BID was passed by way of a petition sent to property owners in which the only answer possible was YES. So with 30% response, this tax was implemented.  It's a huge burden that will do little to fix the problem.

QOL is fighting the legality of the petition and trying to overturn the BID, which has been successfully done in other cities.

Click HERE for an article written by Paul White to the RGJ and published Jan. 15 and explains BID more thoroughly.

Bill Tarbell - One inaccurate thing was said about the Covington High School kids debacle.  It was reported that the school came down on the kids for their reaction, when in fact, it was the Catholic Diocese (likely a lay person, rather than clergy) that made negative comments about the kids.  But none of it was true.  Those kids initiated nothing, were just waiting for a bus.  The ugliness, ridicule and bullying of the kids was started by the adults.  Right here in Reno, a friend of Bill's was verbally attacked for wearing a MAGA hat.  The incivility has to stop.

Next Meeting - Wednesday, Feb 13, same time, same place.  After a shortened meeting, 12:00-1:00, we will have a special program at 1:00 pm by Janine Hansen on How to Be an Effective Citizen Lobbyist, just in time for the Legislature to start. This is a free training.  Don't miss this important meeting!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL)

November 28, 2018
SUMMARY

King Buffet
3650 Kietzke
11:30-1:30 pm
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MISSION STATEMENT:  To provide a forum to educate and to inform about various current local, state and national political issues; to provide a forum for candidates running for office to inform and educate about their platform; to provide a forum for attendees to discuss and make informed decisions that promote the Conservative cause and citizen participation in government. 
 

Conservative Talk Lunch
SUMMARY
November 28, 2018
 
Mark Your Calendars
Daily & Weekly
*    Monday-Friday, 5:00-8:00 AM, 780 AM (KKOH) The Mitchell and Mason Show, with Ross Mitchell and Dan Mason, also live-streamed at  http://bit.ly/14EQcg.  Battling Liberals daily.  Call in lines are 775-852-8255 or 800-564-5564.
*    Monday-Friday, 8:00-9:00 AM, 780 AM (KKOH) Dan Mason Show. Also live-streamed at  http://bit.ly/14EQcg.  Battling Liberals daily.  Call in lines are 775-852-8255 or 800-564-5564.
*    Monday-Friday, 8:30-9:00 AM, 1180 AM, Good Government Forum: Promoting Responsible Government, One Issue at a Time.  Host: Mon Bertolucci: A Discussion On The Waste, Fraud, Abuse And Corruption Of The Government Extortion Racket.  Listen Online:  www.AmericaMatters.us
*    Every Wednesday, 4:00-5:45 PM, Scheels Meeting Room (Upstairs). Constitution Study Group, Contact D.J. Jones, jones.richard@yahoo.com                             
*    Every Thursday, 10:00-11:00 am, Good Government Forum on 1180 AM, Promoting Responsible Government, One Issue at a Time.  Host: Mon Bertolucci: A Discussion On The Waste, Fraud, Abuse And Corruption Of The Government Extortion Racket.  Listen Online:  www.AmericaMatters.us
*    Every Thursday, 2:00-3:00 pm, CEO Business Mind on 1180 AM with Joe Morabito. Re-broadcast over the weekend on 99.1 FM. Check local listings.  Or follow Joe’s blog, ceobusinessmind.com.
*    Every Thursday, 3:30-5:30 PM, Current Events, where the discussion centers around news, headlines, politics. No subject is off limits. All participants are respectful of others and all are welcome. Del Webb Aspen Lodge, Questions?  Contact Larry Newman, 775-322-5141.

 Coming Soon
*     Sun, Dec 2, 1:30-4:00pm, Del Webb Aspen Lodge, Disaster Prep Group.  Always informative, everyone is welcome. Questions, call Larry Newman, 775-322-5141.
*      Fri, Dec 7, Claim Jumper, Republican First Friday. Kids' underwear & sox drive to benefit Kids Kottage. Social gathering to meet and gather with Republican friends. Free appetizers, no-host bar.  Questions?  Call or text Paul Jackson, 775-219-5764.
*      Wed, Dec 12, 11:30-1:30, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL), King Buffet. Call Carole Fineberg, 775-622-9811 with any questions or a desire to be on the agenda. $14 for optional buffet, beverage, tax & tip.
*      Wed, Dec 12, 5:30 pm, Sparks Nugget, Sparks Republican Women (SRW).  Program:  Newly elected Sparks Mayor Ron Smith.  Contact Barb Hawn, 775-250-4296 or bbmhawn@gmail.com for pricing and reservations - by Dec. 7.
*     Thur, Dec 13, 11:30 am, Atlantis, Republican Women of Reno (RWR)Christmas Party. Program: Kim Copel as LIzzie Borden, notorious alleged axe murderess of the 1890s + reviewing the election results. $25/members w/ reservations; $30/non-members w/reservations; $35/walk-ins; $15/first-time guests of members. RSVP to 866-806-5501 or rwreno.org.
*      Fri, Dec 14, 6:00-10:00 pm, Republican Men's Club Christmas Party, Atlantis, Paradise Ballroom.  Music provided by McClain Promotions.  $45/per person for dinner and dancing. RSVP by 12/13. RSVP at republicanmensclub.org or contact Ray Rocha, nevadarocha@yahoo.com, 775-240-1564.
*      Tue, Dec 18, 5:00-8:00 pm, Washoe Country Republican Assembly (WCRA) Christmas Party, KNPB Conference Room, 1670 N. Virginia St.  Potluck and White Elephant Gift Exchange. Click HERE for details.
*      Tue, Jan 8, 6:00pm, KNPB Channel 5, 1670 N. Virginia, Washoe County Republican Assembly (WCRA) meeting.
*      Wed, Jan 9, 11:30-1:30, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL), King Buffet. Call Carole Fineberg, 775-622-9811 with any questions or a desire to be on the agenda. $14 for optional buffet, beverage, tax & tip.
*      Wed, Jan 23, 11:30-1:30, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL), King Buffet. Call Carole Fineberg, 775-622-9811 with any questions or a desire to be on the agenda. $14 for optional buffet, beverage, tax & tip.
*      Sat, Feb 23, Atlantis - LINCOLN DAY DINNER.  Keynote Speaker:  Sebastian Gorka, former Deputy Ass't to Pres Trump and Fox News Contributor. Varying pricing. Click HERE for the flyer and how to register.


Pledge of Allegiance
Announcements:
Join us for the first meeting of the Washoe Citizens Action Network(WashoeCAN).
Speakers to include:
*Jeanne Herman—Washoe County Commissioner, District 5
*Steve Wolgast--Former County Commissioner candidate and leader of Washoe Residents for Appropriate Plannng
*Tammy Holt-Still—The “Voice of the Lemmon Valley residents”
*Bill Johnson--Former County Commissioner candidate, life-long Reno resident and artist

Topic of conversation will be the current and future plans for the building and growth our county officials, and the developers, have in store for all areas of Washoe County as well as how these plans will affect our quality of life.

Tuesday, DECEMBER 11th, 6:00 PM at the Sparks Masonic Lodge, located at 2425 Pyramid Way

As noted, this the first meeting of the Washoe Citizens Action Network, we have chosen an issue which has an impact on all residents of the county.  The goal of WashoeCAN is not only to educate and inform, but more importantly for us, the concerned citizens, to engage and effect change regarding the decisions that are being made by local and regional government. 
We will do this by:

1) Regularly convening the WashoeCAN team.
2) Targeting and researching issues.
3) Determining and planning a course of action regarding targeted issues.
4) Attending local legislative/governmental meetings.
5) Speaking and going on the record at such meetings.

The time is now to get involved and act to preserve our values and quality of life here in Washoe County.  Without an active and engaged citizenry, our local government will simply continue on their path of unobstructed growth, dictates and regulations which affect us all.  All are welcome, so please join us to begin the process of a much needed citizens’ check and balance on our local elected and unelected officials.

Brandon Camp
WashoeCAN
washoecan@charter.net


Discussion:

Mike Clark - Washoe County Assessor, one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal election day.  Mike won by a mere 500 votes.  Interesting statistic:  there were 90K votes cast for County Assessor in 2014 and in 2018, there were 180K+, with the unions, casinos, builders, realtors against him.  SJR14 was not even on his radar until he learned that State Senator Julia Ratti had bragged at a social gathering last February that because Mike Clark hadn't supported her SJR14 legislation, she had found a 'qualified' candidate to run against him.  When Mike heard that from others, he started looking into SJR14 and start peeling back its many layers.

When asked why Realtors would support legislation that would basically destroy their market if property taxes would escalate upon sale (so buyers couldn't qualify and sellers could no longer sell or sell for what they wanted), Mike said it wasn't the rank and file; it was higher up the food chain. Nancy Fennell, President of Dickson Realty wrote an article of support of SJR14 https://www.nnbusinessview.com/news/real-estate/why-we-should-reconsider-the-nevada-property-tax-formula/.

Also, Senator Julia Ratti's Contributions & Expenditures Report (C&E) to the Secretary of State shows she received lots of Las Vegas and out of state money.... and even donated some of those out of state donations to other campaigns, helping other Dems up and down the state get elected.  This is report #3 of 4 in 2018. Scroll down to see the contributions. You can look at the other reports as well (at the top, but clicking on the underlined report).   https://www.nvsos.gov/SOSCandidateServices/AnonymousAccess/ViewCCEReport.aspx?syn=mONlVy8cXvNognsK0czYAg%253d%253d

If you want to follow other politicians' donations and expenses, click here, type in the politician's name and up will pop the list of reports.
https://www.nvsos.gov/SOSCandidateServices/AnonymousAccess/CEFDSearchUU/Search.aspx#individual_search


Vin Keenan - only about 10 days left before Congress recesses for the session. Please call your legislators, either locally or in DC, and urge them to fund the border wall in the Budget (or Continuing Resolution/CR) due Dec. 7.

Contact Information:
Congressman Mark Amodei   https://amodei.house.gov/email-me/
Phone: Reno (775) 686-5760 – Washington DC (202) 225-6155

Senator Dean Heller   https://www.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
Phone: Reno 775-686-5770 – Washington DC 202-224-6244

President Trump         https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Phone: Comments: 202-456-1111 - Switchboard: 202-456-1414

Sample Statement:
I support both the Border Security and Building the Wall.  Please vote to provide enough funding to build the wall and for total border security!  And while you're at it, let's get Yucca Mtn funded as well.

Background Information:
There are a few weeks before the Democrats get control of the House of Representatives the one thing, they will not do is building a wall to limit Illegal Immigration. The end game is Citizenship to create more voters from more socialistic countries where the central government is in control.

Valerie White - suggested this website, which I don't like so much as it goes through Senate Conservatives and asks for a donation at the end. You don't have to make a donation, but I don't like even being asked and I'd rather have my call go directly to the legislator.

https://senateconservatives.rallycongress.net/ctas/5bfc1380cd05e-urge-congress-action/letter

Lynn Chapman - has an interesting Education Reporter, with articles such as "An Unreliable College Botches Free Speech", "The Danger of Online (Or Any) Pre-Kindergarten Assessment" and "The Doctor/Music Connection and the Terrible Disregard for Music in Public Schools."

Lynn also has Freedom Calendars for sale - $5 (or less in quantities of 3 or more), which helps fund Janine Hansen and Lynn in Carson City during the Legislative Session.

For copies of this publication or Freedom Calendars, contact Lynn, mommera2@aol.com.

Sue Kozak - Why is it calls for jury duty are declined with the reason "I'm not a legal citizen" and therefore cannot serve on a jury?  Why are illegals being allowed to vote (jury pools are pulled from registered voters)?  When the excuse for not serving on a jury comes back with "I'm illegal," can't that be reported to the Sec'y of State to remove them from the voter rolls?

Homeless/On the Street Folks - a long discussion about this topic ensued.  Valerie White, who has some experience with the issue says only about 10% on the street want to be helped and to get back into society. The other 90% are either mentally ill or addicted to drugs. Reno's program to offer them shelter and a meal is only enabling them. There is no drug-testing or requirement to get off drugs or help them find a place to live or work.

The problem is perpetuated with some of the low-end jobs being taken by illegal immigrants.
Gary Duarte brought up the "immigration gumballs" video which demonstrates all too clearly the big picture of immigration and poverty.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE

Gary also wanted us to include in the call to Heller, Amodei and the White House our urging to continue the study on Yucca Mtn. The study is only the next step in a long process to get Yucca opened. It just completes the safety review needed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to move forward. So far, it's been just stale-mated.

Ken Koeppe - there are 7 states in which the policy of 'autonomy' exists.  If a person on the streets insists he doesn't want to be taken in or helped, we must leave him alone.  Valerie White suggests that we need to hit them where it hurts - take away their grocery carts (which really is stolen property) and if the business community would enforce that, we might get somewhere.

Next Meeting - Wednesday, December 12, 2018, same time, same place.