Monday, June 17, 2013

[LPVA Announce] SATURDAY: Delhomme For Delegate Campaign Kick-off PARTY!

(Forwarding on behalf of Matt Cholko)


On behalf of the Delhomme Campaign, you are officially invited to join us as we kick off the campaign season with a backyard BBQ. This is a great chance to meet your fellow campaign supporters and volunteers. Come on out and bring a friend, this is sure to be a great time!

The party is this Saturday, at the home of Joel Dusoe, at 880 N. Pollard Street, in Arlington.  Plenty of street parking is available, and he's only 3 blocks away from both the Ballston and Virginia Square metro stations.

Laura does need your financial support, so donations are greatly appreciated, but they are not required.  

RSVP's are not required, but will help us in planning.  So, if possible, please RSVP by replying to this e-mail, going to if you're a Meetup user, or on Facebook.

We truly hope to see you there.  But, if you can't make it out, you can still show your support by making your most generous donation to Laura's campaign at

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me, or give me a call.  My contact info can be found below.  

Thank you in advance for your support.  We'll see you on Saturday!

Matt Cholko
Campaign Manager, Delhomme For Delegate

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

[Peninsula-Patriots] Fw: Important Info!! Rigell robo promo.docx

DeWitt Edwards 

Speak the truth even if your voice shakes.

And Jesus said to his disciples  (John 8:32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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[Peninsula-Patriots] Fwd: Riggell fails to endorse entire Republican ticket

Time to take a stand for E.W. Jackson and the full Republican ticket.

Subject: Fwd: Riggell fails to endorse entire Republican ticket

Fellow conservative,
Are you concerned that, when the chips are down, the party establishment walks away from us and our candidates? Are you ready to do something about it?
Then please pass this attachment along to your fellow conservatives associates. Let's send a message to the entire establishment and nip this not-so-subtle attack on us in the bud!!!
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[Peninsula-Patriots] Fwd: ***Middle Peninsula Event Calendar: June 2013***UPDATED***

There are many opportunities to become involved with grassroots groups.   Here is a calendar of upcoming events sent from the Essex TP but involves many TP groups in surrounding areas.  The more we can become involved and support each other, the better and stronger we become.


                Middle Peninsula Event Calendar: June 2013
June 16,2013
Public Meeting(4) of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (MPPDC):
To Discuss the DRAFT Middle Peninsula Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plan.
[Review Period through June 16, 2013]
Comments** can be submitted by:
Email to; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Letter to MPPDC, c/o Harrison Bresee, PO Box 286, Saluda, VA 23149; or
In writing at one of the 4 public meetings.
[**All comments must have a contact name and current address and phone number.]
Questions or DVD Request: MPPDC @ 804-758-2311
June 17,2013
12 PM
Americans for Prosperity Hosts:
"Hands Off Our Healthcare" Press Conference
Join AFP to tell our Representatives in the State House "NO" to Obamacare and "NO" to Medicaid Expansion!
Information: Dave Schwartz
Virginia State Director:
Bell Tower
House of Delegates Building
1000 Bank St
Richmond, VA 23219
June 17,2013
1:00 PM
Virginia Tea Party Patriots (the Federation) Requests Your Help to:  Stop Medicaid Expansion!!
Please Attend:
Gov. McDonnell's Legislative Panel: 1st. Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission (MIRC) Meeting.
The Votes of only Three VA Senators and Three VA Delegates would Expand Medicaid by an estimated 400,000 Individuals. Expansion would Result in 1.3 million Virginians on Medicaid which is Already one of Virginia's biggest 'Budget Buster Programs'.
House Room D, (1st Floor)
General Assembly Building
9th and Broad Sts. Richmond VA, 23219
June 17,2013
6/7 PM
Middle Peninsula Tea Party [Formerly Peninsula Patriots] Regular Meeting:
6 PM  Meet & Eat Dinner
7 PM  Meeting with:
Speaker, Macey White, Firearms Instructor, on "So You Have A Gun - Now What?"   
NEW Meeting Location!
RSVP Required for Dinner by June 10th to:
Middlesex Sportmen's Hunt Club
(Rt 3) 1860 Twiggs Ferry Rd (Turn Rt. just beyond the "Bail Bondsman Sign" onto the driveway to the Club House)
 Hartfield, VA 23071
June 18,2013
7:00 PM
Montross Tea Party Hosts:
Speaker, Arlene Jacovelli, on "Monitoring and Actions to Take with our Local Board of Supervisors".
American Legion
Post #252
14576 Kings Highway Montross VA 22520
June 19,2013
12-2 PM
Audit the IRS Rally!
Speakers, Michelle Bachmann, Rand Paul, and Others.
The IRS has Profiled and Targeted YOU, and Trampled all over Your 1st, 4th, and 5th Amendment Rights! Fight Back!
Meet Up as a Group with Larry Nordvig next to the General Grant Statue (just behind the Lawn in the Direction of the Washington Monument) between 11-11:30 AM.
West Lawn
U.S. Capital 16 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20408
June 19,2013
7 AM-7 PM
IRA Protest Bus Trip to Washington DC!
A Newton Bus will be Available at Various Spots [$40 per Person: Less if Bus is Full]
We will be in Washington from around 11:30 AM until approximately 3 PM and eat Dinner on the Bus on the way home; Pack your own Vittles for the Day [Lunch/Dinner].
Reserve your Seats:
with the Words 'IRS Bus' in the Subject
Meet at:
(1) Hardee's
7007 George Washington Memorial Highway Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061
(2) Food Lion
Rt. 17
Saluda, VA
June 20,2013
5:30 PM
Middlesex Tea Party Meeting:
Pot Luck Dinner begins at 5:30 PM.

Business Meeting follows to discuss the future of our organization
     - Leadership
     - Assets

Movie: "Atlas Shrugged Part II"
Please RSVP: 804-758-3220
The Muller's
1939 Remlik Dr.
Urbanna, VA 23175
[From Town of Urbanna travel Rt. 602 West about 5 miles beyond the Town;
Turn right onto Rt. 676 - Remlik Dr.;
Travel 2 miles down Remlik Dr, and House will be on  your left. 1939]
June 20,2013
7:00 PM
Mechanicsville TEA Party Presents:
Speaker, Victoria Cobb, President of the Richmond-based Family Foundation, on the efforts of her organization and how they are advancing the cause of strengthening the family and pushing legislation in the General Assembly that would do just that.
Speaker, Robert Bruce, "Sarge", Secretary of the King William TEA Party, on how grass roots organizations such as ours can maximize their limited resources of time, money and manpower with "FORCE MULTIPLIER" strategy.
Speaker, Ned Massie, a local 1 man crusader, on how to root out and expose the truth about just what happened in Benghazi, what he is doing, and how we can help.
Contact: Jim Hill
8700 Bell Creek Road Mechanicsville VA 23116
(N. of Pole Green Road, last Bldg on Right before Verdi Lane)
June 26,2013
7:00 PM
Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission Regular Meeting (MPPDC)
Lands End
Gloucester, VA
June 27,2013
7:00 PM
King William T.E.A. Party Hosts:
Speaker, Donna Holt, Director of Campaign for Liberty in Virginia, "Conservation Easements, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly".
Are these Tax Exemptions to Preserve Open Space or just another Boondoggle for the Privileged and Politically Connected?

How do they Work? What are the Costs to the Rest of Us?
King William County Administration Bldg. (off Route 30 at Horse Landing Rd., behind the Old Courthouse)
King William, VA
June 29,2013
9:45 AM-4 PM
Concealed - Firearm Safety Class:
"Level One Pistol Course"
Meets and exceeds all of the course instruction requirements as spelled out by VA State Code for qualification to receive a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit:
Covers all you will need to know to be a responsible firearm owner; Topics include: firearm safety, state, local and federal firearms laws, firearms purchasing, transportation, storage, use; Includes live fire exercises on the shooting range.
Class meets indoors and includes about 2 hours of instruction on the range outdoors.
**Advanced Registration is Required**
Information:  804-776-9861 or
Middlesex Sportmen's Hunt Club
1834 Twiggs Ferry Rd Hartfield, VA 23071

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Friday, June 14, 2013

When "Zero-Tolerance" Makes "Zero-Sense"

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT: Vol. 20, No. 24 06/14/2013

When "Zero-Tolerance" Makes "Zero-Sense"

We've been reporting very regularly on ridiculous cases involving over-zealous school officials misinterpreting and wrongly enforcing "zero-tolerance" rules.

In March, we reported on an outrageous case of a seven-year-old Baltimore, Md. student who, according to a March 2, Daily Caller article, was suspended for two days for the nefarious act of shaping a breakfast pastry into what his teacher thought looked like a gun. Yes, a breakfast pastry.

According to the young student, he was eating the strawberry pastry during snack time and was biting off pieces in an attempt to shape it into a mountain. Apparently, the teacher thought the student's handiwork instead looked like a gun, and escorted him to the principal's office for prompt disciplinary action.

In a recent follow-up story, the Daily Caller reported on more bad news for the young victim of over-zealous school administrators.

According to the article, this week, a lawyer for the family received a letter from school administrators who officially denied an appeal to have the suspension expunged from the second-grader's permanent record, thus ensuring an equally permanent blot on the child's record. How unreasonable and unnecessary can you get?



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Fact-Finding Takes Siesta in New Pro-Control "Study"

This week, we stumbled upon The Way of the Gun: Estimating Firearms Traffic Across the U.S.-Mexico Border, one of the strangest and most half-asked gun control-related "studies" to come down the sendero in a long time. It contends that a quarter of a million firearms are smuggled from the U.S. to Mexico annually--a figure far in excess of estimates offered by the BATFE, the GAO, and Mexican law enforcement officials--and that 47 percent of firearm dealers in the U.S. would go out of business if they were unable to sell guns intended to be smuggled across the border. And, it proposes several actions for our federal or state governments to take, without explaining why.

First, the study--and in this instance we're using the term as loosely as the English language will allow--says that laws on our side of the border should require public disclosure of local gun purchase statistics. But in any jurisdiction, all or almost all firearms purchased have nothing to do with smuggling or Mexico. If you're looking for a needle in a haystack, why add hay? Furthermore, most firearm-related murders in Mexico are committed with handguns and, though the handguns used in such murders do not necessarily originate in the U.S., FFLs are already required to notify the BATFE whenever a customer acquires more than one handgun within a 5-day period.


Manchin Should Stand with the Second Amendment and with Those Who Put Him in Office

In April, the Senate voted on, and rejected, the Obama Administration's gun control agenda. The administration was attempting to ban an ever-lengthening list of semi-automatic firearms, magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, and to expand background check requirements to require government permission for many transfers of firearms among private citizens.

The underlying bill Obama wanted to see pass was S. 649, by Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the "universal background checks" provisions of which came from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). Because Schumer's legislation was too severe to have any chance of passage, Senators Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), along with Schumer, proposed a compromise amendment in the hope of winning additional votes. However, the amendment was riddled with pitfalls for gun owners, and even some potentially pro-gun provisions added to sweeten the pot were flawed. The amendment fell four votes short of the 60 that were required for passage under a rule the Senate adopted to avoid a filibuster. (Click here to see how your senators voted.)



COLORADO: Signatures Submitted to Recall Anti-Gun State Senate President

COLORADO: Recreational Shooting Targeted in Management Plan for Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

CONNECTICUT: Lawsuit Filed in U.S. District Court Challenging Constitutionality of New Firearms Law

CONNECTICUT: General Assembly Approves Legislation to "Fix" Mistakes Made by Hastily Passing Anti-Gun Legislation

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: NRA Submits Testimony Opposing Mandatory Liability Insurance Bill for Gun Owners

FLORIDA: Hunter Access Involved in Meeting of the South Florida Water Management District

ILLINOIS: Concealed Carry Legislation Passes Both Legislative Chambers and Awaits Governor's Signature

KANSAS: Bill Signed into Law to Prevent Taxpayer Funding of Gun Control Advocacy

LOUISIANA: Legislature Adjourns After Passing Many Pro-Gun Reforms

MISSISSIPPI: Attorney General Releases Draft Opinion on 2013 Legislative Changes to Mississippi's Carry Statutes

MISSOURI: Self-Defense Bill and Right-to-Carry Reform Delivered to Governor

MONTANA: BLM Management Plan Will Affect Motorized Big Game Retrieval

MONTANA: Management Plan Closes Public Land to Target Shooting

NEVADA: Governor Vetoes New York-Style Gun Control Bill and Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law

NEW JERSEY: Assembly Considering Misguided Gun Control This Week

NEW JERSEY: Sweeney FID Bill Scheduled for "Re-Do" in New Assembly Committee on Monday

NEW MEXICO: Your Santa Fe City Council Attempting to Ban Standard Capacity Magazines

NORTH CAROLINA: State Senate Passes Right-to-Carry Reform, Returns to State House for a Concurrence Vote

OHIO: House Committee to Hear Self-Defense and Right-to-Carry Reform Bill On Tuesday

RHODE ISLAND: Concealed Carry Attack Stalls in Committee, But This Bill is Still Alive

SOUTH CAROLINA: Self-Defense Bill Delayed Until Next Legislative Session

TEXAS: Legislature Passes Record Number of Pro-Gun Bills But Key Items Remain as "Unfinished Business"

TEXAS: Campus Carry Will NOT Be on Special Session Call

VERMONT: Sportsmen's Act of 2013 Signed into Law

WISCONSIN: Assembly Unanimously Approves Bill to Increase Hunter Opportunity


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Thursday, June 13, 2013

[Peninsula-Patriots] Fwd: Obamacare Opposition Day at the VA Capitol - MONDAY

More to do!  So much is coming at us and it all seems like NOW!   Consider this opportunity to make a difference.   If you're going, be back for our meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday evening at the Middlesex Sportsmans Hunt Club...

I have also heard that the states are now trying to dump their retirement pension plans, including health care, into "Obamacare" as a way of getting out of the debt.   Not good.  Rahm Emanuel is trying this in Illinois.

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Please forward to everyone you know who hates Obamacare and could come to Richmond on Monday.. Medicaid expansion would be a huge step toward a single payer system.

STOP Medicaid Expansion
Monday, June 17th,1PM (meet up in conference room 5E 11AM)  
 Show opposition to expansion 
by helping to pack this meeting
"Rumor has it that the commission is caving to pressure"
 Supporters of expansion will be there in force
The Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission (MIRC) is comprised of five senators and five delegates plus two non-voting members from the Governor's office. The votes of only three senators and three delegates would expand this program by an estimated 400,000 individuals. Expansion would result in 1.3 million Virginians on Medicaid which is already one of Virginia's biggest 'Budget Buster Programs'. [It is beyond comprehension that our elected representatives would seriously consider a 44% increase in this welfare program]
On Monday we will be letting commission members know that nothing could justify this massive program expansion which depends on funding from the Federal government that currently borrows 43 cents of every dollar.  WE THE PEOPLE of Virginia have had enough!
House committee members: Joannou, Landes, Massie, O'Bannon, Sherwood
Senate committee members: Hanger, Howell, Lucas, Stosch, Watkins
Monday, June 17, 2013
11:00 am
Conference Room 5 East (5th Floor), General Assembly Building, 9th and Broad Sts., Richmond VA, 23219
The new CoLA Healthcare Committee, Virginians for Quality Healthcare, staging area.  Pick up buttons and meet with others who will attend the Commission meeting. Legislators will be stopping by.
12:00 noon
Rally at the Bell Tower
Americans For Prosperity
1:00 pm
Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission; House Room D, (1st Floor) General Assembly Building
Virginia Tea Party Patriots (the Federation)requests as many attendees as possible.  Medicaid expansion supporters will be there in force!

 Hope to see you there!
Carol Stopps and the CoLA Team
Cooperative Legislative Action
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