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  • Populating a Town with All Our Favorite Conservatives and Their Roles.

    04/10/2017 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 31 replies
    04.10.17 | chickensoup
    Let us build a town. A conservative town, where the best of us can live, thrive, raise our families and enjoy a quality of life that just doesn't happen everywhere. Who will be there? People of courage, commitment and intelligence of course! What organizations will be there? Do we all have a role there? For example: I want to see Thomas Sowell and his family there. Sowell will be retired, involved in lecture series at the local club. Michelle Malkin will be there with her family and she will run her web based businesses, raise her family in peace and...
  • Libertarians to make their case at CNN town hall

    08/03/2016 6:20:19 PM PDT · by Son House · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | August 3, 2016 | By Eli Watkins
    Two former Republican governors turned Libertarians have emerged as an unlikely wild card in an unpredictable election year. On Wednesday evening, voters will get a closer look as Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld, appear live on CNN for their second town hall.
  • Obama’s DOJ Sues Small Town for Nixing Rezoning Plan to Build Mosque

    10/06/2015 7:59:02 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 10-6-2015 | Pamela Geller
    The Obama Justice Department is suing an Illinois town for denying a rezoning application to convert an office building into an Islamic temple. Anywhere American law and Islamic law conflict, it’s American law that has to give way. Islamic supremacists and Muslim Brotherhood organizations like CAIR have once again called upon their running dogs at the Department of Justice, to impose the sharia and usurp American law for Islamic law. The DoJ has become the de facto legal arm of terror-tied Muslim Brotherhood groups in this country. What small town can go up against the U.S. government’s vast resources and...
  • If Your Town Is Failing, Just Go: A prescription for impoverished communities

    10/06/2015 7:23:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/06/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The town where my parents grew up and where my grandparents lived no longer exists. Phillips, Texas, is a ghost town. Before that it was a company town, a more or less wholly owned subsidiary of the Phillips Petroleum Company. Phillips had already lost a great deal of its population as highway improvements sent residents off to the relative urban sophistication of Borger, and there were fewer than 2,000 people living there in 1980 when an explosion at the refinery destroyed practically all of the town’s economic infrastructure, along with a fair number of houses. Phillips, Inc., in the end...
  • Trump Town Hall in New Hampshire [Live Thread]

    08/19/2015 4:08:28 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 235 replies
    August 19, 2015 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Trump will be holding a Town Hall in New Hampshire. Among issues anticipated to be asked of Trump will be immigration, social security, ISIS, etc.
  • Another town bans detention of illegal unaccompanied minors, CNN anchor nearly loses her mind

    07/10/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/10/14 | staff
    League City in Texas has banned the processing and detention of illegal unaccompanied minors in their community. Heidi Thiess, League City Councilwoman, told CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield that they don’t believe the federal government is following its own laws and the resolution they passed is aimed at the overall problem of illegal immigration and human trafficking. When Thiess was asked if she understood the criticism that they are turning their backs on these people who just need help, she disagreed pointing out that the unaccompanied children are only 18% of those in detention right now and if the federal government were...
  • Vigilantes seize town in western Mexico

    11/17/2013 3:35:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/17/13 | AFP
    Morelia (Mexico) (AFP) - Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town in a western Mexico state plagued by drug cartels after clashes with an armed group that left three people dead, officials said. The Michoacan state government said in a statement that the "self-defense" units seized the town hall and main square of Tancitaro on Saturday. Some 400 vigilantes kicked out the municipal police and took over security in the town, a source in the CISEN intelligence agency told AFP. Before taking Tancitaro, the self-defense force exchanged fire with suspected organized crime members in the nearby town...
  • Tough Choices Ahead For Allen Park Emergency Manager

    02/06/2013 5:17:15 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/1/2013 | Anne Schieber
    ALLEN PARK — As Emergency Manager Joyce Parker draws up plans to stop the financial troubles here, a new audit shows the effort will be herculean. The audit, conducted independently by a newly hired accounting firm, states that Allen Park's financial conditions "raise substantial doubt about the City's ability to continue as a going concern." In addition, City Treasurer Carl Johnson sent a memo to city staffers Jan. 24 that the general fund will run out of cash by the beginning of March and that payments to vendors are to be delayed by as many as 60 days. Most city...
  • Scranton: Not your Grandfather's Blue Collar Town

    07/16/2012 7:18:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 16, 2012 | Salena Zito
    SCRANTON – This northeastern Pennsylvania city is charming. You might even consider it gorgeous, if you appreciate the remarkably well-preserved old-world charm that industrial cities carved into their grids at the start of the 20th century. In the past ten years, Scranton has gone through a renaissance that brought new life to the old buildings of its bustling past and a surge in construction of downtown apartments and storefronts, according to Jeff Brauer, a political science professor and city-planning expert at nearby Keystone College. Unfortunately, he said, no one planned for what would happen after the construction ended. “This is...
  • Obama’s Manger: What if Kenya’s a Little Town in Hawaii?

    05/20/2012 4:21:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 20, 2012 | Doug Giles
    Who the heck was Obama getting to hawk his books back in the ‘90s when he was doing coke and weed and hanging out with Marxists? Whoever it was, it is now causing quite a bit of consternation for BHO’s camp because they put on his bio that he was born in Kenya. This publication, apparently, even confused Michelle about Barack’s country of origin, as this video points out. Kenya? Now, what kind of crap publishing company gets the nation of origin wrong for a rising star and does not correct it until 16 years later when he begins his...
  • Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

    04/27/2012 5:00:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies ^ | April 27, 2012 | Mike Adams
    One afternoon I stopped by the bank to make a few deposits. I was in a rush and needed to get in and out as soon as possible. I had places to go and things I had to do. I picked the worst possible time of day and the worst day of the week to do my banking. But I had been out of town and needed to catch up on errands before the weekend began. There was only one teller working and the line was about fifteen people deep. After waiting patiently, I got close to the front of...
  • Despite Deficit, Some Dearborn Top Officials Got Boosts in Pay

    02/24/2012 9:50:26 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/23/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly’s message to the city’s residents in the 2011 budget was they’d have to pay higher taxes due to severe budget issues. Yet, a look at gross income shows that the top city administrators saw lucrative pay increases while many lower-paid Dearborn employees took pay cuts in 2011. While Mayor O’Reilly’s salary stayed relatively the same — his gross income increased by $500 in 2011 from the previous year, seven top administrations saw their gross income increase by 8 percent to 12.8 percent from 2010 to 2011. Those pay increases came when the city’s General Fund...
  • Town Board Votes Unanimously to Exempt Employees From State Law, Pay Nothing For Health Insurance

    01/24/2012 8:06:09 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/24/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Salem Township employees don’t contribute anything to their health care costs. And they won’t have to contribute up to 20 percent of their health care costs as a new state law mandates after the Salem Township board voted 7-0 to exempt itself from the law. Municipalities need a two-thirds vote from the governing body to be exempt from the law. The Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act (Public Act 152) states that as of Jan. 1, 2012, “a public employer shall pay not more than 80% of the total annual costs of all of the medical benefit plans it offers...
  • 'Britain's first pre-Roman planned town' found near Reading

    08/20/2011 8:10:56 AM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | August 17, 2011 | Louise Ord
    Archaeologists believe they have found the first pre-Roman planned town discovered in Britain.It has been unearthed beneath the Roman town of Silchester or Calleva Atrebatum near modern Reading. The Romans are often credited with bringing civilisation to Britain - including town planning. But excavations have shown evidence of an Iron Age town built on a grid and signs inhabitants had access to imported wine and olive oil. Prof Mike Fulford, an archaeologist at the University of Reading, said the people of Iron Age Silchester appear to have adopted an urbanised 'Roman' way of living, long before the Romans arrived. "It...
  • President Obama town hall - 8/17/11 (live stream)

    08/17/2011 10:19:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/17/11 | Obama
    Live stream at link. On now.
  • Here is the fiery exchange the President found himself in!

    08/15/2011 7:34:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Greta Van Susteren ^ | 8/15/11 | Ed Henry
    Fox Chief White House Correspondent DECORAH, Iowa – President Obama got into a heated back and forth with a Tea Party activist who demanded to know at the end of a town hall meeting here whether or not Vice President Biden had called members of the Tea Party “terrorists” during the debt ceiling debate. In public, Obama did not directly answer the question from Tea Party activist Ryan Rhodes about Biden. But Obama fired back that he knows better than anyone what it’s like to be slammed for his political views and was not about to accept a lecture on...
  • Fiery Exchange At Obama Town Hall

    08/15/2011 7:08:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Greta Van Susteren ^ | 8/15/11 | Ed Henry
    <p>DECORAH, Iowa – President Obama got into a heated back and forth with a Tea Party activist who demanded to know at the end of a town hall meeting here whether or not Vice President Biden had called members of the Tea Party “terrorists” during the debt ceiling debate.</p>
  • Town Hall Presidential Debate going on now on Twitter

    07/20/2011 1:05:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/20/11 | Town Hall
    The Debate is on Twitter now for those who wish to look.
  • Chris Christie Was In Town Today

    01/27/2011 3:07:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    coalition of the swilling ^ | 1/27/11 | Mr. Bingley
    MIDDLETOWN — New Jersey cannot succeed unless it follows fiscal discipline and enacts education, health-care and pension reform, said Gov. Chris Christie to over 200 people who weathered Wednesday’s snowstorm to attend a “town hall-style” meeting in the township. Rather than nibble at smaller problems that will not solve New Jersey’s fiscal woes, Christie told the crowd at VFW Post 2179 that he believes it is important to find a solution to the high cost of benefits for public employees. “Other politicians made you promises they couldn’t keep,” Christie said. “I’m the guy who has to be here when the...
  • Kanjorski wants to avoid 'nuts' at town halls as lawmakers leave for recess

    07/02/2010 6:05:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/2/10 | Jordan Fabian
    A Democratic lawmaker said Thursday he does not want to encounter any "nuts" at town hall meetings with constituents. Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) made his comments as lawmakers are heading home for the July 4 recess. reported: On Thursday, while appearing as a guest on WILK Radio’s “Webster and Nancy Show,” Kanjorski was asked if he was going to hold any public town hall meetings with his constituents.