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Ride for Our Heroes (Part of the Home Base Program) September 22, 2012
Shirley RTC Members participate in Ride for Our Heroes (Part of the Home Base Program) Chairman Kevin Hayes joined a group of about 100 Motorcycles who departed from Manchester N.H. three other groups departed from other location in N.H., Massachusetts and Rhode Island and all meet at Devens Mass. A total of 400-600 bikers arrived on Devens and were met by a large crowd (estimated at 800 to include the Bikers. At the parade field inside of the actual Army Post, other members and friends of the RTC gathered to welcome Hayes after the ride, and then all were treated to a live concert by FOGHAT! All of the proceeds generated went to Home base Program.
The Home Base Program consists of a team of veterans, physical medicine and behavioral health clinicians, educators and researchers. Home Base is dedicated to improving the lives of veterans who were deployed in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and now live with deployment- or combat-related stress and/or traumatic brain injury.
Home Base also provides counseling support to veterans’ families, offers educational courses and materials for health care providers and the public, and brings together world-class researchers seeking medical breakthroughs in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury and stress-related disorders.
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3rd Annual Scotch, Cigar and Chocolate Social
Despite rain forecasts and the ultimate showers, forty plus guests attended the third annual Scotch, Cigar and Chocolate old fashioned political event sponsored by the Shirley Republican Town Committee on Saturday July 28th adjacent to the Devens Grill. Honorary Master of Ceremonies and former U.S Congressman Peter Blute opened by introducing notables in the gathered crowd that included Two Shirley Selectman, Kendra Dumont and Andy Deveau, former Selectmen and State Representative Candidate, Connie Sullivan, Retired State Representative Robert Hargreaves, Shirley Legion Commander Charlie Church and Current Littleton School Committee Chairman Paul Avella. Robert Hargraves was introduced and his remarks involved the need to get political equity on Beacon Hill as well as Washington D.C. Congressman Blute then introduced Dean Cavaretta whose stirring remarks centered on the challenges facing Massachusetts today and getting a voice on Beacon Hill that will represent all the people as opposed to a chosen few special interests. Blute then introduced 3rd Congressional District Candidate Jon Golnik, who gave rousing remarks, interrupted by applause as he focused on striving for excellence, what has always made America great and to have our country left better off for our children, as our parents had done for us. The event concluded with former gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker touching on history and a reading of the letters from Abraham Lincoln and a stirring rendition of the Gettysburg address again interrupted by applause from the audience. At the conclusion of the formal remarks the special guests and the audience gathered for conversation. The rain, now heavy did not prevent the excited audience (underneath a large tent) from enjoying the entire event.
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SHIRLEY REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE ENDORSEMENT;
In a move that Chairman Kevin Hayes indicated would be the start of something big, The Republican Town Committee announced Its formal endorsement of Jon Gonlik, the candidate running against incumbent Niki Tsongas in the newly created 3rd Congressional District, this endorsement was accompanied with a contribution to the Golnik campaign from the RTC. Hayes indicated that Golnik’s campaign in 2010 garnered more votes than any other republican since 1992 in what was the old 5th Congressional District. “Jon has not lost a beat and his campaign has already received meaningful endorsements and support, such as Scott Brown and many others. Hayes continued by saying that this new district is much more favorable for Golnik’s message of Jobs, lower taxes, and fiscal restraint in Washington. Hayes is hopeful that other Town Committees in this area will stand up and be counted on this campaign and together we can work hard to insure Jon is elected and brings his message to Washington and help bring fiscal sanity back.
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Shirley Republican Town Committee is pleased on announce the presentation of the fourth annual Shirley Future Fund Scholarships.
On 9 June 2011, at a packed Lunenburg High School auditorium, The Shirley Republican Town Committee Chair, Frank Devan and Vice Chair Kevin Hayes presented the 4th Annual Shirley Future Fund Awards to this years recipients, Master David Terry and Miss Kimberly Bourassa. This was the culmination of months of work that included fund raising and a selection committee, who interviewed six worthy candidates and recommended Master Terry and Miss Bourassa based on Shirley residency, scholastic achievements, participation in community activities within Shirley and overall participation in the Lunenburg High School community. A framed certificate along with a monitory award to help offset college costs were presented to both recipients.
Mr. Devan stated that it was refreshing to see Shirley children staying involved in their home town and becoming a vital part of the community and agreed that it would be wonderful if the Scholarship recipients would return to Shirley once their education is complete and put their education to work for Shirley. Mr. Hayes also a member of the initial selection committee indicated that these decisions are always difficult, we see the best of the best and have to pick between them. This year was no exception David (Terry) and Kimberly (Bourassa) exemplify citizenship, after reading and seeing all that is said in a negative fashion about the youth, it is absolutely great to see these Shirley Children excel and our track record in selections would indicate this two young adults will excel as well!
Obama is victim of Bush's failed promises !
Barack Obama is setting a record-setting number of records during his first term in office:
Largest budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest number of broken promises ever. Most self-serving speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting failures ever. Fastest dive in popularity ever!
Just one year ago, fresh from his inauguration celebrations, President Obama was flying high. After one of the nation's most inspiring political campaigns, the election of America 's first black president had captured the hopes and dreams of millions. To his devout followers, it was inconceivable that a year later his administration would be gripped in self-imposed crisis.
Of course, they don't see it as self-imposed. It's all George Bush's fault !
George Bush, who doesn't have a vote in congress and who no longer occupies The White House, is to blame for it all.
He broke Obama's promise, to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.
He broke Obama's promise, to have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.
He broke Obama's promise, to end earmarks.
He broke Obama's promise, to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.
He broke Obama's promise, to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.
He broke Obama's promise, to make peace with direct, no precondition talks with America's most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation.
He broke Obama's promise, to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.
He broke Obama's promise, to end no-compete contracts with the government.
He broke Obama's promise, to disclose the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.
He broke Obama's promise, for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.
He broke Obama's promise, to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday services with his family by Easter of last year.
Yes, it's all George Bush's fault ! President Obama is nothing more than a puppet in the never-ending failed Bush administration.
If only George Bush wasn't still in charge, all of President Obama's problems would be solved. His promises would have been kept, the economy would be back on track, Iran would have stopped its work on developing a nuclear bomb and would be negotiating a peace treaty with Israel . North Korea would have ended its tyrannical regime, and integrity would have been restored to the federal government.
Oh, and did I mention what it would be like, if the Democrats, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, didn't have the heavy yoke of George Bush around their necks? There would be no ear marks, no closed-door drafting of bills, no increase in deficit spending, no special-interest influence (unions), no vote buying ( Nebraska , Louisiana ).
If only George Bush wasn't still in charge, we'd have real change by now.
All the broken promises, all the failed legislation and delay (health care reform, immigration reform) is not President Obama's fault or the fault of the Democrat-controlled Congress. It's all George Bush's fault !
Take for example the decision of Eric Holder, the president's attorney general, to hold terrorists' trials in New York City . Or his decision to try the Christmas Day underpants bomber as a civilian.
Two disastrous decisions.
Certainly those were bad judgments based on poor advice from George Bush !
Need more proof?
You might recall that when Scott Brown won the election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts , capturing "The Ted Kennedy Seat", President Obama said, Brown's victory was the result of the same voter anger that propelled Obama into office in 2008. People were still angry about George Bush and the policies of the past 10 years. And they wanted change.
Yes, according to the president, the voter rebellion in Massachusetts , was George Bush's fault.
Therefore, in retaliation, they elected a Republican to the Ted Kennedy seat, ending a half-century of domination by Democrats. It is all George Bush's fault !
Will the failed administration of George Bush ever end, and the time for hope and change ever arrive ???
Will President Obama ever accept responsibility for something / anything?
(Chuck Green is a Democrat, a veteran Colorado journalist and former editor-in-chief of The Denver Post.)
Nero in the White House August 08, 2011
Three significant historical events have been eclipsed by Obama: 1) Jimmy Carter will no longer be looked upon as the worst president in American history; 2) Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton will no longer be recognized as the greatest liars in presidential history; 3) Clinton's stain on Monica's dress, and what that did to the White House in general and the office of the president specifically, will forever pale in comparison to the stain and stench of Obama.
I need not spend much time on the failure of Obama as president. His tenure has been a failure on every measurable level. So much so, in fact, that some of the staunchest, most respected liberal Democrats and Democratic supporters have not only openly criticized him some even more harshly than this essayist but they have called for him to step down.
Richard Nixon's words "I am not a crook," punctuated with his involvement in Watergate, and Bill Clinton's finger-wagging as he told one of the most pathetic lies in presidential history, in the aftermath of Obama, will be viewed as mere prevarications.
Mr. Nixon and Clinton lied to save their backsides. Although, I would argue there are no plausible explanations for doing what they did, I could entertain arguments pursuant to understanding their rationales for lying. But in the case of Obama, he lies because he is a liar. He doesn't only lie to cover his misdeeds he lies to get his way. He lies to belittle others and to make himself look presentable at their expense. He lies about his faith, his associations, his mother, his father and his wife. He lies and bullies to keep his background secret. His lying is congenital and compounded by socio-psychological factors of his life.
Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood.
As the stock markets were crashing, taking with them the remaining life saving of untold tens of thousands, Obama was hosting his own birthday celebration, which was an event of epicurean splendidness. The shamelessness of the event was that it was not a state dinner to welcome foreign dignitaries, nor was it to honor an American accomplishment it was to honor the Pharaoh, Barack Hussein Obama. The event's sole purpose was for the Pharaoh to have his loyal subjects swill wine, indulge in gluttony and behavior unfit to take place on the property of taxpayers, as they suffer. It was of a magnitude comparable to that of Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski's $2 million birthday extravaganza for its pure lack of respect for the people.
Permit me to digress momentarily. The U.S. Capitol and the White House were built with the intent of bringing awe and respect to America and her people. They were also built with the intent of being the greatest of equalizers. I can tell you, having personally been to both, there is a moment of awe and humility associated with being in the presence of the history of those buildings. They are to be honored and inscribed into our national psyche, not treated as a Saturday night house party at Chicago's Cabrini-Green.
The people of America own that home Obama and his wife continue to debase with their pan-ghetto behavior. It is clear that Obama and family view themselves as royalty, but they're not. They are employees of "we the people," who are suffering because of his failed policies. What message does this behavior send to those who today are suffering as never before?
What message does it send to all Americans who are struggling? Has anyone stopped to think what the stock market downturn forebodes for those 80 million baby boomers who will be retiring in the next period of years? Is there a snowball's chance in the Sahara that every news program on the air would applaud this behavior if it were George W. Bush? To that point, do you remember the media thrashing Bush took for having a barbecue at the White House?
Like Nero who was only slightly less debaucherous than Caligula with wine on his lips Obama treated "we the people" the way Caligula treated those over whom he lorded.
Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement while America's people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.
Mychal Massie is chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives-Project 21 a conservative black think tank located in Washington, D.C. He was recognized as the 2008 Conservative Man of the Year by the Conservative Party of Suffolk County, N.Y. He is a nationally recognized political activist, pundit and columnist. He has appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, NBC, Comcast Cable and talk radio programming nationwide. A former self-employed business owner of more than 30 years, Massie can be followed at mychal-massie.com.
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