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
If you have questions or comments, please do NOT hit Reply. Kindly email me directly at simi4relo@gmail.com. Thank you.
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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.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

No CTL this week,
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Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL) is not meeting this week.  We will meet again on January 10.


Mark Your Calendars
Daily & Weekly
*    Monday-Friday3:00-5:00 PM, 780 AM (KKOH) The Dan Mason Show, also live-streamed at  http://www.kkoh.com/.  Battling Liberals daily.  Call in lines are 775-852-8255 or 800-564-5564.
*    Monday-Friday8:30-9:00 AM, 1180 AM, Good Government Forum: Promoting Responsible Government, One Issue at a Time.  Host: Mon Bertolucci, uncovering the waste, fraud, abuse, corruption and extortion of government. Listen Online:  www.AmericaMatters.us
*    Every Wednesday4:00-5:45 PM, Scheels Meeting Room (Upstairs). Constitution Study Group, Contact D.J. Jones, jones.richard@yahoo.com                             
*    Every Thursday1:00-2:00 pmGood Government Forum on 1180 AM, Promoting Responsible Government, One Issue at a Time.  Host: Mon Bertolucci, uncovering the waste, fraud, abuse, corruption and extortion of government. Listen Online:  www.AmericaMatters.us
*    Every Thursday2:00-3:00 pmCEO 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 Thursday3:30-4:30 PMCurrent 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, Jan 2, 6:00 pm, Washoe County Republican Assembly (WCRA) meeting. KNPB, 1670 N. Virginia.
*       Fri, Jan 5, 5:30 pm, Republican First Friday, Big Shots Indoor Firing Range. Special $6 range fee for First Friday participants. Questions, email Paul Jackson, photo1215@aol.com.
*       Sun, Jan 7, 1:30 -4:00 pm, Disaster Prep, Del Webb Aspen Lodge.  Program: SPECIAL PRESENTATION from Blum Medical Marijuana facility to show the potential health benefits of cannabis, to increase the awareness of medical marijuana and to help prepare for emergency medical treatments.  Open to all.  Questions?  Call Larry Newman, 775-322-5141.
*      Tue, Jan 9, 6:00 pm, GOP Annex, Precinct Organization Meeting. Get involved in Making Washoe Red Again!  Questions, call Carole Fineberg, 775-622-9811.
*      Wed, Jan 10, 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.​
*       Thur, Jan 11, 6:30 pm, Washoe County Executive Committee (EC) meeting, GOP Headquarters Annex.
*      Wed, Jan 24, 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.​
*       Thur, Jan 25, 6:30 pm, Washoe County Republican Central Committee, Location TBA.
*      Wed, Feb 14, 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.​
*       Fri, Feb 16, 6:00 pm, Atlantis. Lincoln Day Dinner, featuring Dinesh D’Souza.  Tables of 10, $1750 or individual tickets, $175.  Tickets are now on sale at www.washoegop.org
*       Fri, Feb 16, Atlantis, at the Lincoln Day Dinner, drawing for an all-expense paid trip to San Diego, CA, including airfare and accommodations for two at a boutique hotel in Little Italy San Diego.  $20 per ticket, only 200 sold, the proceeds of which will benefit the Veterans’ Guest House in Reno. Tickets may be purchased from Carole Fineberg, 775-622-9811.
*      Wed, Feb 28, 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.​ 
                                Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL)
                                SUMMARY
December 13, 2017
King Buffet, 3650 Kietzke
11:30 for Lunch / 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm for Meeting


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. 


Mark Your Calendars
Daily & Weekly
*    Monday-Friday, 3:00-5:00 PM, 780 AM (KKOH) The 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, uncovering the waste, fraud, abuse, corruption and extortion of government. 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, 1:00-2:00 pm, Good Government Forum on 1180 AM, Promoting Responsible Government, One Issue at a Time.  Host: Mon Bertolucci, uncovering the waste, fraud, abuse, corruption and extortion of government.  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
*      Wed, Dec 13, 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.​ 
*       Wed, Dec 13, 5:30 pm, The Nugget, Sparks Republican Women (SRW). Program:  Charlene Bybee, Sparks City Council Ward 4.  $27/members; $32 non-members. Reservations by 12/8 or add $5 to each category.  RSVP to Judy Moss@775-722-0536 or 
jmoss.drake@gmail.com.
*       Thur, Dec 14, 3:30-5:00 pm, Del Webb Aspen Lodge, Current Events Group will be hosting Danny Tarkanian.  All are welcome.  For details, contact Larry Newman, 
775-322-5141.
*       Fri, Dec 15, 6:30-10:00 pm, All Republican Christmas Party, Atlantis. “Make Christmas Great Again” -  Live music, heavy hors’doeuvres, no-host bar, FUN!  $40. RSVP at 
www.washoegop.org.
*       Sat, Dec 16, 10:00-1:30, Republican Leadership Institute (RLI) and Canvassing/Phoning Training. RSVP a must!!!  Carole Fineberg, 
775-622-9811or simi4relo@gmail.com.
*       Mon, Dec 18, 11:00-3:00, Mt Rose Republican Women (MRRW), Tamarack Junction. Program: Saluting Honor Flight Veterans unable to travel to DC. $25 by 12/13. RSVP: 
mrrwdinnerrsvp@gmail.com or call 775-852-2591.
*       Tue, Jan 2, 6:00 pm, Washoe County Republican Assembly (WCRA) meeting. KNPB, 
1670 N. Virginia.
*       Thur, Jan 4, 6:30 pm, Washoe County Executive Committee (EC) meeting, GOP Headquarters Annex.
*       Fri, Jan 5, 5:30 pm, Republican First Friday, Location TBA. Strictly social, enjoy an adult beverage with like-minded folks.
*      Wed, Jan 10, 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.​ 
*      Wed, Jan 24, 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.​ 
*       Thur, Jan 25, 6:30 pm, Washoe County Republican Central Committee, Location TBA.
*      Wed, Feb 14, 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.​ 
*       Fri, Feb 16, 6:00 pm, Atlantis. Lincoln Day Dinner, featuring Dinesh D’Souza.  Tables of 10, $1750 or individual tickets, $175.  Tickets are now on sale at 
www.washoegop.org.  
*       Fri, Feb 16, Atlantis, at the Lincoln Day Dinner, drawing for an all-expense paid trip to San Diego, CA, including airfare and accommodations for two at a boutique hotel in Little Italy San Diego.  $20 per ticket, only 200 sold, the proceeds of which will benefit the Veterans’ Guest House in Reno. Tickets may be purchased from Carole Fineberg, 
775-622-9811.
*      Wed, Feb 28, 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.​ 


Discussion:
Pledge of Allegiance
Announcements:  
$20 Tickets to enter the drawing for an expense paid trip to San Diego, including airfare and accommodations for two. Proceeds benefit the Veterans' Guest House.
Drawing 12/15/17 at the Christmas Party.  You do not need to be present to win.

Washoe County Republican Christmas Party – “Make Christmas Great Again” – Friday, Dec. 15, 6:30 at the Atlantis.  Live band, hearty hors d’oeuvres. $40, washoegop.org website.

Lincoln Day Dinner, featuring Dinesh D’Souza. Friday, Feb. 16 at the Atlantis. This will be an elegant event you won’t want to miss!  RSVP:  washoegop.org website.

Danny Tarkanian will also at Current Events Thursday, 12/14 at the Del Webb Aspen Lodge, 3:30-5:00.  Also looking for homes to host a Townhall with Danny Tarkanian.

Derek Uehara - Candidate for State Treasurer. Derek has been in Nevada since 2000 and NV has been good to him and he is looking to give back.  Definition of investing = giving up time, energy or money today for the future.  Derek is a Financial Planner and is passionate about helping others invest in their future.  The State Treasury job handles investment and educational accounts. Our educational program is an investment in our future and Derek sees a path to how we can do it all better. Please stay tuned, as Derek will be back in northern NV for our January 24 meeting and he is someone you will want to hear and meet.

Danny Tarkanian - Candidate for US Senate.  His family has been in NV for 45 years. His father was national basketball champion and his mother has worked with handicapped children. Nevada has been very good for his family. Years ago, Sen. Laxalt campaigned on one issue and you could trust and rely on his doing what he promised.  We need to repeal Obamacare/Affordable Care Act… it is NOT affordable. People coming into the US illegally is wrong. US should not be the police force for the world unless US interests are being threatened. 

Mr. Tarkanian has been a Trump supporter all along. He stood for Trump when others did not. He always thought Trump would be a better President than Clinton.  Heller did not support Trump; Heller said Tarkanian couldn’t win the general (Tarkanian lost by a mere 1%).  Heller only won his last race by 1% against Shelley Berkley.

Q & A [This is not a transcript, only the best recollection and notes I have to grasp the essence of both the question and the answer. ~ Carole]

Q:  Is the current gun control bill being debated in Congress to improve background checks going to stop mass shootings? 
A:  Tarkanian would be open to listen to alternative ideas, but he is not committing one way or another until he knows all the facts.

Q:  Heller has been strong on Veterans’ Affairs. What will you be able to do?
A:  Agreed that Heller has done lots for veterans. He has a phenomenal staffer in that arena, whom Tarkanian would likely ask to stay on when he wins.

Q:  Mr. Tarkanian, can you reach across the ideological aisle to attract Dem voters in order to be able to win the general election, as did Reagan and Trump?
A:  “America First” policies will span both sides of the aisle.  That and not fighting wars that don’t pose an imminent threat to the US.

Q:  How do you get through to voters who are diametrically opposed to you?
A:  Tarkanian will not allow opposing camp to smear him without responding.

Q:  Where do you stand on the $13 trillion already invested in Yucca Mountain?
A:  As a Research and Development facility, Yucca would be the biggest economic boost the state has ever seen, both economically and educationally.

Q:  How would you fix an educational system when teachers’ unions have abused everything?
A:  More competition = better product.  Educational Savings Accounts (ESAs) will never be funded by Democrats – ever.  Of the $9400 per child we spend in this state, about $5200 is from the State and $4200 is from federal assistance.  Tarkanian would like to see that $4200 federal assistance to be used in block grants to fund ESAs.  That and, English only in our schools. No more bi-lingual education, which slows the whole class down.

Q:  How do we get voters to vote for Republican State Legislators? 
A:  Down-ticket voting. In 2012, the reason we won both State houses is that Gov. Sandoval ran unopposed, so there was no good reason for Dems to even show up at the polls.  Tarkanian has signed a term limits pledge and will vote against reinstating McConnell as Senate Majority Leader.

Q:  Senior Senators are allowed to nominate federal judges. Catherine Cortez Masto would be our senior Senator unless Heller wins reelection.  I don’t want her deciding our federal judges.
A: Senior Senators do not nominate federal judges, but suggest/recommend.  It’s still the President’s call as to a nomination from the list of those recommended and the confirmation process would still have to take place. Trump would just ignore Masto’s recommendations.

Q:  Where do you stand on Article 5 and the Convention of States (COS) issue?
A:  There are some important issues that can be handled in a Convention of States, such as term limits and a balanced budget.  Tarkanian knows people are opposed to other issues being stuck in a COS that wouldn’t be in our best interests. He doesn’t really understand the implications, but would welcome a discussion.

Tarkanian believes integrity, courage and conviction will carry him.  But his opponent already has much more of a war chest than does he.  “Ten for Tark” is a monthly commitment of $10 at www.tarknv.com.  And anything else you can do to spread the word is very much appreciated.

No one should pre-judge Roy Moore.  It is up to the voters of Alabama, yet Heller came out immediately urging Roy Moore to get out of the race.

Q:  No one has addressed an EMP and how it could really devastate our nation. We are so vulnerable, especially against North Korea.
A:  Let’s sit down afterward and discuss.

Lynn Chapman – still has just a few Freedom Calendars left for $5.  Also on Feb 23, 2018, the Independent American Party is having its state convention at the Nugget.  That evening, Carol Bundy will be the guest speaker and there will be a gun raffle.  All are welcome to the evening festivities.  Please save the date and more info will follow.

Ellen Shaw – still has Commerce Tax petitions for which she is gathering signatures. We need 40,000 signatures in Congressional District 2 by June to be able to get this issue on the ballot in November, 2018.  This just gets it on the ballot.  This is a huge issue for businesses.  Currently, only businesses that gross $4M are taxed on the gross receipts.  But the Legislature can drop that threshold to much less to snare those smaller businesses and tax their earnings regardless of the expenses needed to make those earnings.  Businesses won’t take this lying down… it will be passed on to the consumer in the way of increased cost of goods and services.  Please email Ellen to arrange to sign this petition at ellenshaw@aol.com.

 
Next Meeting – Wednesday, January 10, 2018, same time, same place.




Joyful Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Merry New Year to one and all!