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I am an U S Army Veteran. During my lifetime I have been a liberal, and I have been a conservative.... I have been a Democrat (1970s, 1980s), and then a Republican (late 1980s-1990s)...and I am now a moderate, independent, that leans to the right on most, but not all, issues. I belong to the VFW, American Legion, NRA, MRC, and the UAC.
GOD BLESS THE USA, AND OUR MILITARY! Hooah!
successful year politically with most all the candidates I endorsed
winning elections, and amendments I supported / opposed being approved
or defeated. It was a great year for those of us who wanted the USA to
return to greatness after years of liberal, progressive, Obamacratic
destruction of our nation. We are on the Right path now. Thanks be to
Overall in the
election I was 8 - 3 with candidates I endorsed, and issues I supported
or opposed. Defeating Prop B was a big win for us who are tired of 'sin
taxes' and special interest groups trying to control behavior. All local
County candidates I supported won including Garry Bush as Sheriff. Right
of center candidates increased their numbers in the Missouri Legislature
and now have a veto proof majority. JD McGaugh (R) becoming our new
State Rep was a good surprise since the 39th District has a Democrat
majority. But of course most Missouri Democrats are old style Truman
Democrats and nothing like Obamacrats. That is why I supported Gov Nixon
(D) for re-election because he has distanced himself from Obama. My
only loses were Romney, Akin, and Turk, and I had predicted them to
lose. Campaign 2012 was good for me personally having supported the
right people in most campaigns, but it was a disaster for our Nation
with Obama's re-election.
ELECTION 2012 ENDORSEMENTS
& NO-CLAIRE 2012
2012 Election will determine if the USA will remain free and a
democracy, or continue the Obama-Crats course to socialism. WE MUST
DEFEAT OBAMA IN 2012, and vote out his girl Senator Claire McCaskile,
too. Neither of them listened to the voters in 2010 and continued
on their path of government control, record debt, big spending, failed
Green policies, high unemployment, and class & race warfare. If you want
government controlling your lives and giving you hand-outs then of
course vote for them..... if you love freedom, believe in personal
responsibility, want a strong military and country, then support the
candidates I am
endorsing in November 2012.
FOR PRESIDENT WE
ARE ENDORSING: MITT ROMNEY (R)
SENATE, MISSOURI: Todd Akin (R)
Though I do not like how arrogant and
stubborn Akin is (he should have left the race) our choice is between
two arrogant, stubborn people who do not care what the majority wants,
one is conservative and one is liberal, so I am endorsing the person
closest to our own political beliefs. Never forget McCaskile was one of
the first Senators to betray Hillary Clinton and endorse Obama in 2008,
and she's been Obama's girl since.
MISSOURI 5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
JAY NIXON (D)
Nixon has been more Independent than a modern Democrat keeping his distance
from Obama and the leftist elements of the Democrat Party. He is more an old
style Truman Democrat. He has earned and deserves another 4 years.
GOVERNOR Pete Kinder (R)
MISSOURI STATE SENATE: SEN DAVID PEARCE (R)
HOUSE 39TH DISTRICT: Joe Don McGaugh (R)
COUNTY SHERIFF: Chief Deputy Gary Busch (D)
Retiring Sheriff Sam
Clemens is a long time friend, and Gary Bush has been Sam's Chief Deputy
for a long time and deserves to be the person who replaces Sam as our
COUNTY CORONER: Tobey Polley (R)
MISSOURI PROP E:
creation of healthcare exchange unless created by MO Legislature or MO voters
MO TOBACCO TAX
Increases State Cigarette Tax by at
least 73 cents a pack to fund the same BS other increases were suppose to fund.
Just another sin tax scam to try to control behavior some people consider bad.
We're taxed enough now.
REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!
WHAT I WROTE BEFORE
THE ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 2010
I know many of you Obama
voters are already feeling remorse for having supported him. He is breaking promise after promise made during his campaign: No new taxes on anyone making under $250K a year (unless you are a tobacco user
or use tanning beds and he may let the Bush tax cuts expire raising taxes on
everyone ) and that he'd govern from the middle (he's governing as a far left
progressive liberal) and that he'd change Washington with a new ethical government (his appointments are Washington insiders and tax cheats and his people meet in secret instead of
openly as he promised) and that he'd control debt (he continues raising the national debt faster than any President ever has)
and that unemployment would not go over 8% if his stimulus plan passed (it is
near 10% and has been for months). Obama and the Democrat Party
Leadership is leading the country to socialism. Many of you believed his,
and liberal Democrats lies during the 2008 campaign and many of you may still fall for his
and their lies now. Don't pay attention to his or their words, watch his and
their actions! Such as how they pushed through healthcare reform even though
the majority of Americans wanted them to slow down. Now they are siding with
illegal immigrants over Americans, and the building of a mosque near Ground
Zero? They want to pass a Cap & Trade Bill that
is actually Cap & Tax raising costs on everyone to 'save the planet?'
They only care about their power and nothing else, and are leading this
country to ruin. This is how a great nation falls..... from within.
2010 is the year to start turning this country right again!
I HAVE JOINED THE CAMPAIGN OF
ROY BLUNT FOR SENATE 2010
opponent, Robin Carnahan, is a far left liberal Democrat, who will
become another of Obama's girls as our Senator McCaskile has become. A
vote for Carnahan is a vote for Obama's socialist agenda, as was proven
when he came to Missouri for Carnahan's fundraiser in July 2010 and said
'he needs her in the Senate'.
RE-ELECT IKE SKELTON FOR CONGRESS
Ike is an old style
conservative Democrat like most Democrats used to be during
the Truman years. Truman and JFK would both be appalled at what
the Democrat Party has become. He has opposed Obama on many
issues including voting against healthcare reform, and now opposes
Cap & Trade. He is pro-gun and pro-military. He's more a Republican
than a Democrat in today's times.
Rep Bob Nance (R) MO 36th District
His opponent ran as a liberal in 2008,
and she still is, she's just pretending to be more moderate
now in 2010 realizing a liberal cannot win the 36th District. She
isn't fooling very many people. When Bob wins this will be his 4th
and final term due to term limits.
Primary was good for us with all our candidates we supported ( except one )
winning their races, and Prop C passing!
Roy Blunt, Ike Skelton, and Bob
Nance all won.
We supported RODGER FITZWATER FOR RAY COUNTY PRESIDING
COMMISSIONER and though he lost the election he has served well as our
Presiding Commissioner. He will be replaced by a very capable person we know
well: Bob King.
I DID NOT ENDORSE ANYONE IN THE RAY COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY AND COUNTY CLERK
RACES. Winning PA candidate Danielle Rogers and her husband visited
us during the campaign and had one of her signs in our yard. My cousin
Lynn Rogers won as Democrat Candidate for County Clerk. Congratulations
I WAS GLAD
BOTH MISSOURI 8TH CIRCUIT JUDGE DAVID MILLER (R) AND
ASSOCIATE CIRCUIT JUDGE JAMES THOMPSON (D) WAS ELECTED UNOPPOSED!
AS WAS COUNTY COLLECTER MARGIE BOWMAN, RECORDER SHIRLEY
BUSH, & TREASURER JOANNE BURNINE.
VOTE YES ON MISSOURI PROPOSITION C!
This passed with over 70% of the vote sending a big message to DC we don't want national healthcare as passed this year, nor
want to be made to purchase insurance as ObamaCare requires!
PAST CAMPAIGNS & ISSUES
2002 - 2009
THE 2008 ELECTIONS ARE OVER AND THOUGH OBAMA WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT, IT WAS STILL A GOOD ELECTION SEASON FOR
US. OF THE CANDIDATES I SUPPORTED IN THE PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS 8 WON, AND 3 LOST (and though McCain lost nationally he won Missouri so 9-2 in MO). OF THE ISSUES I SUPPORTED OR OPPOSED THERE WERE 3 WINS - 1 LOSS.
2008 Elections Endorsements
If Obama is elected president, the liberal faction of the Democrat Party will control the Presidency and the Congress, and our military and nation will decline. That is a fact. If you vote for Obama you get what you deserve. If you think things are bad now, wait and see how bad things can be when liberals fully control our government. (11/18/08: Sadly this has now happened. People will regret this but the decision has been made. People will learn the hard way what 'change' is coming to them.)
I joined the McCain Campaign in 2007 McCain - Palin '08!
Re-elect Senator Bill Stouffer (R)
Re-elect Rep Bob Nance (R) MO 36th District
Re-elect Lt Governor Pete Kinder (R)
Re-elect Rep Ike Skelton (D) and Rep Roy Blunt (R) Rep. Sam Graves (R) to the U.S. Congress
Re-Elect Sam Clemens (D) Ray County Sheriff
Re-elect Allen Dale (D) Ray Co Eastern Commissioner
2007 Elections Endorsements
CITY OF HARDIN MAYOR: Bob McCorkendale Vote April 3
Bob is former Mayor and former East Ward Alderman. Manager of Ideal Industries Sheltered Workshop in Richmond, Missouri (Bob-O won election 04/03/07 and is now Hardin's Mayor!)
THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT is the Anti-Military Movement
As a US Army Veteran, I am honored to have served my Country, and to have protected the 'rights' of people to protest. But as a Nam Era Vet, who has been spit on by anti-war demonstrators, called a baby killer and worse, I question the motives of today's 'Peace Movement'. Afterall many of the anti-war activists now are the same ones from the 1960s and 1970s. They did not 'support the troops' then, and I find it hard to believe they 'support the troops' now. If you look at the true leadership of the current 'Peace Movement' and where they get their funding, you will find the same old anti-military crowd that has existed since the 1960s. The core is made up of socialists, far left liberals, extreme environmentalists, animal rights activists, the anti-globalization crowd, anarchists, etc. Basically the extreme Leftists of our Nation. And of course, they have their allies in the mainstream media.
To 'pull out of Iraq now' as they demand, endangers the USA, and would dishonor all the troops who have served honorably there, who has been wounded, and who has made the ultimate sacrifice. The War in Iraq is not Vietnam. The only thing similar to Vietnam is how our media gives negative coverage making things appear worse than they are, the media avoids any good news, the media gives too much coverage to the anti-war protestors, and many of the anti-war protestors are the same ones from the Nam Era.
The anti-war protestors and their media allies put our troops at risk, they encourage our enemies, and they are in many ways the 'enemy within' themselves. We are fighting a worldwide war against an enemy we have never faced before. If we don't fight the enemy where they are, draw them out to fight them there, then we'll eventually be fighting them here. Iraq is not Vietnam, and this is not the Nam Era. The VC and the NVA never attacked us on our soil and they never had any plans to do so. The Muslim extremists have attacked us on our soil, and they want to destroy our way of life. Our troops worldwide is now fighting an enemy who would kill every American if they had a chance...they'd kill anyone who doesn't believe as they do, and yes, they'd kill the anti-war demonstrators, too.
SUPPORT THE TROOPS the right way.
The November 7th election has seen a slight shift of power to the Democrat Party in Congress with them having a small majority in both the US Senate and House. Now they can no longer blame the GOP for everything. Now instead of whining and complaining, they have to actually propose ideas and policies. Now they can infight among themselves with their far-Left base pushing for radical change, their liberal members pushing for their agendas, their moderate members trying to keep the Party in the middle, and their Blue Dog conservative members wondering why they are still in the Democrat Party. It could be a circus the next 2 years. Especially with a liberal, San Fransico values, Speaker of the house Pelosi. One that will put the GOP back in power in Congress in 2008. Actually 2006 could have been a good year afterall for the GOP. No longer can the Democrats run on this issue of 'change'; they have to actually present ideas? Something they don't have? We'll see, as an independent I'd like to see the Democrat Party become moderate and maybe that will happen. Though I doubt it. One hope is the fact most the Democrats who won over GOP opponents were moderates or more conservative or the same as the Republican they ran against. The next 2 years we will learn a lot.
This campaign season I was 5 - 2 on candidates and issues I was involved in. Senator Talent losing was a big loss for me, and Missouri. I have built a good relationship with his staff and him. Sen Lieberman, Ike, Roy, and Rep Nance winning offset the loss somewhat. Beating the ridiculous cigarette tax increase was a big win. I lost on the Stem Cell issue but believe court challenges to it may be forthcoming.
In Missouri the GOP held the Missouri Senate and House, and the Governor is GOP, so though the media is claiming Missouri is turning 'Blue' because of the election of Claire McCaskile to the US Senate, don't believe it. Claire ran more 'Red' than 'Blue' and she's saying she'll be independent in Washington. So we'll see if she'll walk the talk?
Michael W. Bales, Sr. 11/16/06
Re-elect Sen Joe Lieberman, Independent Connecticut
I followed the news how far-left wing and anti-war activists had targeted him for defeat. How they recruited a millionaire anti-war Leftist to run against him. How this is a first step in their goal to control the Democratic Party. And they were successful in the Democratic primary of defeating him. Thus groups like MoveOnOrg, and socialists like George Soros, have their first victory in their attempts to take control not of just the Democratic Party, but of Congress and eventually the presidency. They must be stopped. And the Democrats need to be sent a message Americans are not going to support radical Leftists.
Though I do not agree with many of Senator Lieberman's political positions, I do agree with these words he has said, quote: "If you're disappointed with the ugly tone of our politics, if you're fed up with the nasty partisanship in Washington, then I ask your help, too."
2005 Presidential Holidays Greeting Card received from President & Mrs Bush November 29, 2004
November 2nd was a remarkable day for Missouri, our Nation, and for myself. Every candidate I formally endorsed WON. All I candidates and issues I voted for won (except for one). As I had hoped, 2004 was a year that liberals, their allies in the media and in Hollywood and in the music industry, and Michael Moore & George Soros LOST BIG TIME!
(For more comments on Campaign 2004 Please Scroll Down)
I was a member of: Matt Blunt for Governor (Missouri) WON!
I joined the Bush For President Campaign in 1998, and been a member since. RE-ELECTED!
SKELTON FOR CONGRESS (MISSOURI) Rep. Ike Skelton (D) Re-elected!
RE-ELECT ROY BLUNT TO CONGRESS (MISSOURI) Rep. Roy Blunt (R) WON!
SENATOR KIT BOND (R-MO) U.S. Senate RE-ELECTED
MAKING DECISIONS NOW ON WHOM TO SUPPORT FOR MISSOURI STATE SENATE.
My family and friends,
I thank each of you for voting, and I especially thank all of you who voted for the candidates I endorsed. Of the candidates I officially endorsed, ALL WON! My first campaign where 100% of those I endorsed were re-elected or elected. President Bush was re-elected. Matt Blunt was elected as Missouri Governor. Re-elected to Congress was: Sen. Kit Bond, Ike Skelton, & Roy Blunt.
Of those candidates I supported or voted for only one person failed to be elected and that was Hanaway. We now have a Republican State Senator in representing the 21st District (Bill Stouffer) and a Republican State Representative for the 36th District (Nance beat Kelly!). Pete Kinder (R) was elected as Lt. Governor. Basically Republicans now control all aspect of Missouri government.
Also Missouri Constitutional Amendment #3 passed.
Seems the KC Star's endorsements was the kiss of death for candidates and issues as almost all that liberal left leaning newspaper endorsed or supported lost. The Star's endorsement seems to be a curse, lol.
This was my most successful election campaign season and election ever. It was a great election day for me, for Missouri, and for the Nation. Nationally we have a Republican President, Senate, and House. Republicans increased their majority in the Senate, and the head liberal in the Senate, Tom Dashle, was kicked out of office. In Missouri the Republicans are in charge.
I am very happy today and excited about the future. As an Independent I do hope this election will finally open the eyes of the Democrats, and they will push out their liberal special interest groups and become a true Party again. Then maybe I can support the Democratic Party again someday. This election I voted for only 2 Democrats (Skelton & Nixon) because most Democrats do not come close to my beliefs, positions, or morals. As the Democrats should learn by now it is true they don't represent the majority of Americans, and never will as long are controlled by their liberal members.
Michael Moore and other Hollywood phonies, George Soros, rock & roll stars, the Ditzy Chicks, limosene liberals, groups such as MoveOnOrg, and the left wing mainstream media, all failed in their efforts to beat Bush. Not only did Bush win, but Republicans gained in the Senate and House and in the States nationwide.
Yesterday was a great day for the USA.
Enjoy life, Mike
WE SUPPORT FEDERAL AND STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS DEFINING MARRIAGE AS BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN
Considering my personal circumstances of being in a 'marriage of convenience' for Laura's protection, thus not a traditional marriage, some people may wonder how I can support traditional marriage. Afterall if gays and lesbians could marry, then why not one man and two women? That would benefit me personally. BUT I DO NOT TAKE POLITICAL POSITIONS BASED ON WHAT BENEFITS ME. I support what benefits society. I support what I believe is right. Marriage is a sacred, moral tradition that benefits society, and should not be changed to satisfy the political agenda of homosexual special interests. I believe in tolerance, live and let live, and whatever you do in your own home is your business, but I oppose homosexuals & activist judges trying to force their beliefs on the majority of Americans. I fully admit my 'marriage' is not normal nor traditional. Because of such I withhold myself from communion as is the edict of my Church. There is certain lines in society that should not be crossed, and changing 'marriage' to benefit a small minority is one of those lines. If homosexuals are allowed to marry using the 'civil rights and discrimination arguments' then why not a father /daugher, or mother/son, or brother/sister, or three people????? Once the floodgates are open, they are open, so best to keep those gates closed.
MISSOURI AMENDMENT #2, PASSED 71% to 29% On August 3, 2004. THIS CHANGED MISSOURI'S CONSTITUTION TO RECOGNIZE MARRIAGE AS ONLY BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN! WE WON IN MO!
But we still need a Federal Constitutional Amendment
WE SUPPORT LIMITS ON NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES IN LIABILITY CASES, ESPECIALLY MALPRACTICE CASES
It is time to put an end to lawsuits, and jury awards, that are outrageous (also we'd like to see an end to frivilous lawsuits and some sanctions against attornies who file them). If a person has been damaged then we support that person or persons receiving economic damages. If a person needs $5,000,000 for lifetime care then that is fair. What we want limited is punitive awards that could tack on millions more to be paid on top the $5,000,000. We all end up paying higher premiums because of juries awarding too much as 'punishment'. We also support any legislation that will sanction lawyers for filing frivilous and meritless cases. And legislation that shields certain industries from malicious lawsuits. It is time to regulate the legal field that is completely out of control now.
Click here for the Campaign 2004 Primary Election Results
WE SUPPORTED LEGISLATION TO ALLOW LAW ABIDING CITIZENS TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS IN MISSOURI
Having the right to carry a concealed weapon would allow me to provide better protection for Laura and myself when I take her shopping. Especially when we do go to Kansas City and other metro areas to shop.
PASSED DURING 2003 LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THEN VETOED BY GOV HOLDEN. LEGISLATURE OVERRODE VETO IN SPETEMBER 2003. **** IN OCTOBER 2003 A STATE JUDGE IN ST. LOUIS GRANTED AN INJUNCTION FILED BY ANTI GUN ACTIVISTS AND THIS LAW WAS TIED UP IN THE COURTS. THUS LAW ABIDING CITIZENS CONTINUED TO BE DENIED THE RIGHT TO CARRY; WHILE THE CRIMINALS CONTINUED TO CARRY (AFTERALL, CRIMINALS DO NOT APPLY FOR PERMITS TO CARRY GUNS!!!!). EVENTUALLY THE MISSOURI SUPREME COURT ALLOWED CONCEALED CARRY TO BECOME LAW IN MISSOURI, BUT MANY SHERIFF'S ARE NOT ISSUING PERMITS YET.
Soon I will be applying for a permit to carry once I have completed the required training course.
Proud and dedicated Member of the NRA (Click on logo to go to the NRA Site)
WE OPPOSE ANY AND ALL FORMS OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
We oppose all left wing extremists (be they environmentalists, animal rights activists, peace activists, etc.) and oppose organizations such as PETA, NOW, Handgun Control Inc (which has now been renamed the Brady Center). We consider ourselves moderates who do support middle of the road positions with a lean to the Right on most, but not all issues. We support the best person for the Office and vote that way instead of supporting a Party. We are not Republicans nor Democrats. We own guns, we smoke, we eat meat, we drink alcohol, we have a Bible in the house, and we believe in common sense and personal responsibility.
(U.S. Army 1972- 1975) Proud Member of:
American Legion Veterans of Foreign Wars
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WE SUPPORT PRESIDENT BUSH AND OUR MILITARY IN OUR WAR AGAINST TERRORISM.
We have no respect for anti war demonstrators who march under the flag of the TRACK OF THE CHICKEN (peace symbol) and by doing so actually show support for the enemies of the USA. Anti war demonstrators are just 'useful idiots' (as communists used to call them) whose actions encourage terrorism and dictators. These misguided fools probably believe if they'd been on one of the airliners on 9/11 they could have talked the terrorists out of flying into buildings? They don't understand the radical Muslim enemies of the USA will praise and appreciate their support, but hates them just like they hate all Americans. Our enemies hate us not because of our government, but because of our lifestyles, because they consider us evil to have an open society of tolerance and freedoms. The terrorists goal is Islamic Law ruling the World. These anti war protestors are mainly leftist activists and would be jailed or executed for their beliefs in a radical Islamic Nation. Oh well, they live in the USA where they have the freedom and rights to protest and to be idiots if they want to be. Thanks to the soldiers who have died to protect their 'rights'.
ANTI WAR TERRORISM????
In March 2003 the media reported some extreme elements of the 'anti-war movement' (meaning also the anti-Bush movement, and most all extreme far left groups) was planning to disrupt communication, transportation, schools, utilities, etc, in the USA, thus escalating their anti war protests from peaceful to what they call 'civil disobedience' and what I call terrorism. I hope if ever these fanatics do cross-the-line from their Constitutional right to protest... to unlawful acts... that our government treats them as they will be: terrorists, traitors, and the 'enemy in our midst'. This is not the 1960s and 1970s and this is not Vietnam. We are at war and we were attacked first (USS Cole, Embassies. Consulates bombed; New York/World Trade Center attacked twice with the worst being 9/11). We are at war. One we did not start. One that the best of Americans will fight, while the worst of Americans will show their true colors acting in ways that will prove them as 'the enemy in our midst'.
GOD BLESS THE USA, AND OUR ALLIES
IRAQ: THE TRUTH
The war in Iraq was won in 2003 when Saddem's forces were routed. Such was accomplished with the most rapid militaty campaign in history. Major combat ended then. But our troops have remained in harms way, and will, as terrorists and die hard fanatics continue small scale and suicide attacks. The media is blowing these attacks, and our losses, out of purportion. As a veteran I feel the loss of every soldier, and I feel for the family. But as soldiers we know the risks. Our troops are in a hostile environment surrounded by enemies while trying to help the Iraqi people. It is amazing our casualties are so low. Our military has fought a major war, and now is in an occupation role, and our losses have been small. More people have been murdered in the USA (in just California?) since March 2003, than we've lost troops fighting a war. Yet I don't see the media saying our government and police here in the USA aren't in control? Our troops and government is doing an amazing job in Iraq. We should be very proud of them.
I am proud of our military. As always, I'm ashamed of most of our media and its lean toward the anti war movement (not unexpected since most our media is liberal). Iraq is not Vietnam. No comparison. Vietnam was a civil war and we supported South Vietnam at its request against North Vietnam. The Soviet Union supported North Vietnam. Vietnam only became one nation when the North defeated the South in 1975 ( 2 years after our combat troops had left). Different war. Different circumstances. And the Vietnese never attacked the USA on our soil! The only true comparison between Iraq and Vietnam is how the media has reported the wars. The media is sometimes the worst enemy this Nation has because it doesn't report the full truth. The media reports its version of the truth, which is usually half truths or lies, and blows things out of purportion to try to get people to believe as the media does (which is liberal). The good in Iraq is not reported (schools and hospitals opened, power back on, oil flowing, polls show most Iraqis want us there, etc); one bad thing happens and it makes the headlines? Shameful.
This war in Iraq was a war no one wanted, but was a necessary war. And it is the main battleground against terrorism now. We fully supported President Bush's decision to take military action against Saddem. Our allies, and our military, did prevail in ridding Iraq and the world of Saddem and his cohorts. The Coalition of the Willing, did what had to be done. And still are. Every terrorist and fanatic killed now in Iraq (and anywhere we kill them) is one less who will threaten the World. GOD BLESS THE USA AND OUR ALLIES.
For older comments on the war, and anti war/ occupation protesters, please scroll down:
NOVEMBER ELECTION REPORT:
This was my most successful election ever as all 6 candidates I endorsed in the General Election won election including Jim Talent (R-MO) to the US Senate, and Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) to the US Senate. Rep Ike Skelton (D-MO), and Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) were re-elected to the US Congress. In Ray County Jeff Adam (D) was elected as Presiding Commissioner, and Lynn Rogers was re-elected County Clerk (Though in the August Primary I supported Curtis Profitt for PC then supported Jeff Adams in this General Election). I also firmly opposed Missouri Prop 'A' and it went down to defeat. That victory was very satisfying because it was a slap in the face to the anti-smoking politically correct behavior police. For the first time ever I was 100% and on the winning side with every candidate and issue I worked for or against. Though I am an Independent I was also very happy to see the Republicans gain control of the Senate so President Bush can now get his judicial nominees seated on the bench. The liberals are now on the outside looking in and that is where I want them. Election 2002 was great for me, and for the Nation.
WE WERE MEMBERS OF THE FOLLOWING CAMPAIGNS:
Re-elect MARGIE BOWMAN, Ray County Collector
Congratulations Margie for being re-elected August 6th
TALENT FOR SENATE (MISSOURI) Former Rep. Jim Talent (R)
WON ON NOV 5
SKELTON FOR CONGRESS (MISSOURI) Rep. Ike Skelton (D)
WON ON NOV 5
BLUNT FOR CONGRESS (MISSOURI) Rep. Roy Blunt (R)
WON ON NOV 5
DOLE US SENATE (NORTH CAROLINA) Elitzabeth Dole (R)
WON ON NOV 5
Jeff Adams for Ray Co Presiding Commisssioner
Lynn Rogers for Ray County Clerk
BOTH WON ON NOV 5
VOTE 'NO' TO RAISE MISSOURI CIGARETTE TAXES
(Defeated on Nov 5, 2002!!!!)
This proposal is not designed to raise money for health care as its supporters claim and lie about. It is to regulate behavior. The anti smoking groups who got this on the ballot are hoping the 55 cents a pack increase will force more people to quit smoking. What people need to understand is this will not raise the money its supporters claim and if more people do stop smoking the State will not get the tax money it does now from smokers. Eventually the State will have to get its money somehow and that will be by raising taxes on everyone. These same people supporting this tax increase is considering the same type tax on alcohol, fast foods, and anything they consider 'unhealthy' in their narrow opinions. It is time to send them a message enough is enough. Voting against this proposal is not a vote for smoking; it is a vote to send a message to the health police that enough is enough,...no new taxes, and quit trying to force us to live your way!
Even though this issue was defeated Governor Holden tried to push this tax increase through the Legislature in 2003. HE FAILED!!!!