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APRIL FOOL – The joke’s on Cave Creek

Town Council:
• is going to fire the best town manager Cave Creek ever had due solely to reasons of vengeance,
• and they are going to do it in a manner that publicly maximizes the damage to an honest and honorable man, that does not follow town ordinances, and tramples his civil rights,
• and they are going to do this even though the town manager’s contract ends 4 months hence,
• and it’s going to cost the town to hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses, expose the town to a $3million federal civil rights lawsuit, and significantly raise the town’s insurance rates for years to come.
• APRIL FOOL?? Nope. That’s exactly what slate council members Trenk, Spitzer, Durkin and Monachino did in their first week in office.
Town Council
• is going to give the Cave Creek Court to Carefree along with lots of money each year,
• and they are going to do this even though it has been analyzed for years and never made economic sense unless you wanted to bestow a wonderful gift to Carefree,
• and they are going to do this because the interim town manager was directed to do it by council slate, had not a clue as to the economics involved and made the case using untested budget numbers and refusing to talk to the court staff that understood the revenues and costs involved.
• APRIL FOOL?? Nope. That’s exactly what slate council members Trenk, Spitzer, Durkin and Monachino did in their first 3 months in office.
Town Council:
• is going to hire an interim town manager with absolutely no experience as a town manager or anything related,
• and they are going to hire him only because he is an unemployed buddy of councilman Trenk,
• then they are going to pay this dud the same salary as an experienced and successful town manager,
• and they are also going to give this affable but clueless hack an unlimited credit card and pay him to commute back and forth to work,
• and then they are going to give him a $10,000 dollar raise, and
• then they are going to extend his contract a couple of extra months because he was too inept to hire his replacement on time.
• APRIL FOOL? Nope. That’s exactly what slate council members Trenk, Spitzer, Durkin and Monachino did in their first 6 months in office.
April Fool? We only wish. The joke’s on us and that was just for starters – we have massive, non-budgeted frivolous spending, costly public relations stunts, attempts to abandon the trails program, secret meetings/zero transparency, etc. Sign the recall petitions today!

Bob Williams
Cave Creek

The Bear and the Fraud

I find it very difficult to dislike Vladimir Putin for being a blatant supporter of his country, a patriot of sorts. The truth be known, in some respects, I stand in awe of him.

Consider this, Putin out maneuvers, out smarts, out bullies and continually takes Barry Obama to the woodshed. He is my kind of guy.

Putin's success should teach us a very valuable lesson ... Barry Obama is FAR from the unbeatable bogeyman he, his cohorts and the leftist press would have you believe. Obama is only a man, a man who is really not very smart, not patriotic, a user, a divider and a hater. In short, not really much of a man at all.

I say Vladimir Putin should inspire everyone who stands against the liberal, progressive Obama leftists ... I SAY IT’S GAME ON!

Tom Carbone


Kill the Ref

Having been involved with the Tea Party movement pretty much from its inception and as a result having had the honor and privilege of meeting and getting to know so many wonderful, selfless and dedicated human beings, I had found myself honestly bewildered at the vitriol, hate, and verbal assaults those blessed people have been subjected to.

Then recently I listened to an old interview with Rick Santelli, and it hit me. Rick, rightly or wrongly, has been accredited with firing up the sleeping masses with an on air rant that went viral and gave birth to the Tea Party movement. In that interview Mr. Santelli said something very profound, and looking back at it now, it has become clear just why the Tea Party and its mission is hated and despised by the juveniles running our country.

The Santelli Quote:
"The United States Constitution is the Rule Book"

This remark rolled off his tongue, to our ears and settled into our psyche. Even he may not have understood the profundity of it.

Everyone who has ever participated in or watched any sporting event or other competition, understands the true value of the Rule Book. Without it, there would be chaos. Without it there would be no way to determine legal moves or to achieve an outcome. Without the rules, in very short order, there would be no game and the only winners would be those with the least morality coupled with the most aggression.

Whether it be children at play or professional athletes at work, there needs to be an enforcer of the Rule Book. That enforcer could be the school yard patrol or the on field referee. And while the school yard youngsters may not consider how important the protector of the rules is, the professionals surely do. But even knowing and understanding this, all groups are leery of the referee and are never shy about displaying contempt for him. From the sidelines and benches, to the fans in the stands, how often have you heard the most degrading and nasty remarks flowing from Moms and Dads, directed at the protector of the rules? The very least of which is, "Kill the Ref".

For decades and decades the most important Rule Book ever written has been interpreted and manipulated or totally ignored by politicians, congressmen, senators and presidents. Even those assigned by that rule book to play the part of Referee have deserted their country and joined the teams on the field.

The Tea Party movement, being disparate in how they organize and which paths they take to accomplish their mission, are completely aligned with abidance to the Constitution. The Rule Book of Our Liberty. In short, those who have chosen to stand up for American values and the founding documents have in a sense chosen to be the grownups on the play ground and the Referees on the playing field.

The Tea Party has filled the adulthood void in politics. They are the protectors of the Rule Book and therefore despised and feared by the children who break the rules.

The Tea Party has accepted the challenge.

They accept the slings and arrows and accept the job of protecting the Rule Book of Liberty, the United States Constitution.

To all those chanting "Kill the Ref" or "The Tea Party is Dead", know this.

The game can't be played without either of them and neither of them are going away.

Dwight Kehoe
Editor of TPATH


Disregard of consequences

Despite the averted eyes of the liberal media, it is increasingly difficult not to recognize the resolved focus of the Obama administration and its complete disregard or ignorance of the consequences of its policies for the stability and growth of the American economy: 1) If you are seriously interested in not working, it is now possible to have a reasonable life style with the explosion of entitlement programs and the lack of regulatory oversight, 2) prudent balance of science, economics, energy independence, and nature have been thrown under the bus to fulfill allegiance to environmentalists, and 3) the American engine of meritocracy has been strangled by the onslaught of aggressive, partisan, regulatory broadside attacks to advance labor unions, illegal voter registration, and suppression of conservative funding groups.

Unfortunately, the result of this blitzkrieg campaign for the domination of U.S. politics by the Democratic party has also ensured tenacious budget deficits, unstable debt levels, and a weakened America. When will some journalists and regulators ever get around to doing their jobs and reporting what is really going on?

Harvey Gillis


Obama is a failure

I never thought I'd live to see a president fail worse than Jimmy Carter – but then came Barack Obama.

Benghazi, Ukraine, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Afghanistan...these failures are stacking up and they all have one thing in common: Barack Obama.

Our biggest national security threat is Barack Obama – and it's time we did something about it.
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The amount we raise will be watched closely. We need to post strong numbers so we can demonstrate a strong mandate that people are on our side.

Think about this: Obama ran promising "change we can believe in." And what kind of change do we see now? Thanks to the embarrassing results of the Obama–Clinton–Kerry doctrine of drift, decline, and defeatism, the only change I see is that America is disrespected and disregarded now more than at any other time in our history.

We must return national security to the center of the political debate throughout 2014 and restore a strong Reaganite foreign policy of peace through strength.

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John Bolton
Former U.S. Ambassador to the
United Nations


Dear Fellow Patriot

Tea Party Patriots has thrown its full support behind Congressman Jim Bridentsine's (R-OK) HJ
Res 104, a bill to permanently repeal the 16th Amendment and dismantle the IRS.

But we need your help to get it passed!

You see, the 16th Amendment grants the federal government the power to directly tax the hard-earned income of each and every American.

And that means that this important bill repealing the 16th Amendment could instantly save us from the oppression of our monstrous federal tax code!

Just take a moment to reflect on the horrors of the federal income tax...
• Last year, Americans spent a record 6.4 billion hours complying with the labyrinth of regulations in the federal tax code.
• The budget of the Internal Revenue Service has increased by 58 percent since the year 2000.
• The federal tax code nearly tripled in length between 2001 and 2010.
• And investigations have revealed that high-ranking officials within the Obama Administration have used the IRS as a political weapon, violating the First Amendment rights of peaceful
Americans like you and me!

But by passing this critical bill, we can end this nightmare once and for all!
It's going to take each and every one of us to win this uphill battle, my friend.

You see, the Washington "ruling class" is addicted to the federal income tax. It's the fuel for their out-of-control spending and reckless big government debacles.

They're determined to keep this bill from ever even coming to the floor for a vote. They're absolutely terrified of having to stand before the American people and actually defend the income tax and the IRS!

And that's exactly why we MUST pressure Congress to bring this bill to the floor. If we can pressure them to bring it up for a vote, there's no way these politicians will be able to defend this corrupt system.

They'll have no choice but to repeal the 16th Amendment!

Congressman Bridenstine has taken a very bold step by proposing HJ Res 104. He did so only because he believes the American people will take up the mantle and join the charge against our fundamentally corrupt tax code.

He is counting on us - everyday grassroots Americans - to join him in this do-or-die effort.
Tea Party Patriots is ready to do just that. Are you?

Are you ready to take this critical step toward eliminating the IRS, throwing out our oppressive federal tax code, reining in big government, and reclaiming our liberty? Please, click here to sign your petition.

Thank you so much for your support. May God bless America!


Tea Party Patriots National Support Team


Obama is no ordinary weakling

Those who compare the bare-chested conqueror of the Crimea with the metrosexual ruler of the United States and find our emperor weak to the point of deserving ridicule miss the essential strength of President Obama.

It’s no ordinary weakling who can turn a once-respected country into an international joke; reduce Congress to a gaggle of sniveling sycophants; turn the world’s finest medical system into a failed third-rate socialist nightmare with a stroke of his pen; shatter our Constitution without attempted recourse by the sons and daughters of frontiersmen and pioneers whose blood was used to write that inspired document; and turn the people of our once-united states into a herd of competing minorities who, like suckling pigs, are each afraid to lose his place on the government teat should he raise his voice to protest the ruin of our country.

So don’t denigrate the nonentity ruler who has overcome his uncertain ancestry and ludicrous incompetence to do what no other king or dictator has been able to do in our 237-year history: He has destroyed America.

Reis R. Kash
Springfield, Oregon

Originally published in the Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon on March 19, 2014.


Who created Obama's national security objectives?

Months before Election Day Obama made the following frightening proclamation: "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've gotta have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

Seeing how our government is focusing on home-schoolers, people with gardens, gun owners and Christians, I demand to know who "We've" is and what were those goals? Do you think Congress, if they are not already in lock step in creating a police state, might demand to know who shaped these objectives and what they are, under oath?

We are running out of time folks regarding what the Hell Obama was really talking about. Hell he sold us a bill of goods on ObamaCare. I want to know why the government is running drills on conditioning our military and police to fire on civilians while we fund Al Qaeda in Middle East!
Could this explain the purge of our most experienced high ranking military officers? Hello! Ask your senators and congressman for answers to these questions! But then again, maybe they already sold us out!


Joseph DuPont
Towanda, Pennsylvania


We’re losing our liberty

The drug cartels are laughing at us as we keep drugs illegal to insure their profits stay high to fuel our enemies in our own hemisphere toward the destruction of our own country – usually by our own police and greedy officials who are rapidly destroying our U.S. Constitution with complete impunity. They are confiscating our guns, too in order to prepare us for planned slavery and death. We should not stand for this and we should stop it now, just as our founding leaders did who built this great country. We must band together and fight tyranny and demand the enforcement of our Constitution and Bill of Rights and to preserve our heritage – Now!


Ed Nemecheck
Landers, California


Eliminate the need for an income tax and the IRS

The truth once held so dear has become questionable, not politically correct, and is no longer accepted as TRUTH. The US Constitution when adopted in 1789 restricted income taxes so that it was not practicable. Then Karl Marx wrote a book explaining the principles of Communism in 1849. He spelled out 10 "planks" that would be necessary to convert a free capitalistic society into a Communist State. The second plank called for a graduated income tax.

Sixty years later the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted allowing for the 2nd plank of the Communist Manifesto. Why are we so afraid to admit the truth? After 100 years this system has grown into a destructive monster everyone seems to hate yet does not think we can do without. The point of this is what has been so destructive to our country and is a stated goal of Communism is now so engrained in our lives that we all want to accept it as "American" when it is not. The Fair Tax Plan is the only proposal that will fix this situation and eliminate the need for an income tax and the IRS. Visit

Roy Newsom
Granbury, Texas