That’s right we’re back for another HOLI-day celebration. We are The Burning Hearts and this Friday we’ll be waving signs for Christmas on Christmas Eve from 3:30 to 5:30PM on the corner of Lantana and Jog. Be creative and share the Reason for the Season! Help make others aware that you care for them and love them as they head out for an entertaining evening. You may open up someones eyes or hearts, save a life or even save a soul. 9-12 ers were created to be different and to make a difference so get out of your comfort zone and dedicate 2 hours to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. Happy Birthday Jesus!
Save the date!
The first South Florida 912 meeting will be held on January 11 at 7pm at:
The Original Pancake House
4364 Northlake Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
((Children 12 years old and younger)
From 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to close every day! Purchase 1 Adult meal and receive a free meal from the Kid’s Menu. 2 Adults? Get 2 Kid’s meals, absolutely FREE! And so on….)
Our guest speaker will be Kamal Fereg. Kamal is a well known speaker in Christian circles, specifically about Islam. He will touch on the origins of Islam and what life is really like in the islamic world, what they believe, who mohammed was, how women are treated, and some of the terminology and additional topics. He will also probably give an overview of his free seminar schedule for 2011 for those that would like to hear more. Mr. Fereg is a successful engineer and businessman, who lives in So. Florida.
If you aren’t able to join us this month, we will be having our future meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. We recognize that we haven’t had set dates in the past and this has made it difficult for attendees to plan for our meetings. Future meetings will also be at the Original Wellington Mall and the Palm Beach County Library Lantana Road Branch, as well as the Original Pancake House.
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What’s that they say about a picture being worth a thousand words?
A candlelight ceremony will be held Friday night, 12/17, at Lake Worth Beach to honor fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Jose A. Hernandez.
The ceremony will be held from 7-10 p.m. and is open to the public
Hernandez was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
CLICK HERE For more information.
Video by Boris Balaban
If you are like me, it seems almost like every time I read an article on-line, in a paper or news magazine, I notice that the main-stream media reaches a new low in exposing their bias on one issue or another. Well, they don’t put their shovels down for very long, either. I just read this article on Newsbusters that bothered me enough to fire off an e-mail to the editor in chief of the Washington Post, Marcus Brauchli. ABC News merged it’s polling division with that of the Washington Post — cost-cutting consolidations not unlike all of us are experiencing at home and work — back in 2009. Both outlets have always been extremely quick in reporting their polling results; particularly during the months leading up to the approval of the “Obamacare” health care package, there seemed to be almost daily updates on the “clear majority” of Americans that favored a public option. Fast-forward to the present day — their latest polling collaboration found that “Obamacare” has “sunken to it’s lowest popularity yet” at 52 percent of those polled opposing the measures. ABC almost reluctantly added the information to the backside of a report by Jake Tapper on Monday night’s World News Tonight broadcast, but the Washington Post did worse than bury it — they ignored it entirely. Read the article here.
Thanks to all the SFL 912ers who came out in the chilly weather to our meeting at the PBC Library on Lantana Rd. About 65 hardy folks included a lot of familiar faces and a few new ones. Thanks to Mickey Polulack for bringing his sound system, Jeannie and Ken Barnett for setting up our 912 banner with flags and Boris Balaban for being our group’s photographer.
Shannon Armstrong, founder, led us in a prayer and the pledge. She then took us through a recap of the year’s activities – and what a year it was – filled with rallies, candidate events, local activism on the county level, meetings with elected officials, hard-fought campaign support (calling, walking, sign-waving) for two primaries and two elections, trips to DC and Orlando, and a lot of community volunteerism. Shannon then told us that our work has just begun and encouraged us to become active if we’re not already and to stay active in the new year!
(Click HERE for Shannon’s Year in Review)
Fred Scheibl took us through a quick status on PBC Taxpayer Action Board (TAB) – highlighting the outreach from the last month, as the coalition added new partners Tea Party in Action, the Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County, and BIZPAC. There are many ‘shovel-ready’ projects that could use some help – please check them out here and sign up at the TAB website if you think you can contribute your skills to the effort.
Member Carol Hurst gave a heart-felt plea to the group to help our grass-roots candidates who didn’t win – finding out what it would take to make them win and to provide it.
David DiCrescenzo gave us a preview of our next meeting’s keynote speaker. He also informed the group that the Faith, Hope and Charity class will be introduced in January – with David leading the Faith section, Doug Armstrong leading Hope and Joe Budd leading Charity. A lot of folks signed up for the class earlier in the year – but our election focus got in the way of implementing it.
Ed Fulop gave a thorough introduction to Sid Dinerstein, newly re-elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County. Sid gave a high-energy recap of the 2010 elections in the area. He described the difficulty in getting candidates to run. Sid was very upbeat on the upcoming Tallahassee legislative session – listing a lot of the subjects he expected to be addressed, including teacher tenure, Arizona style immigration reform, and budget discipline. “This year’s Republicans are not like last year’s Republicans”. The audience was energized and encouraged by the hot topics. He described his admiration for the ‘tea-party’ movement and his role in the first Tax Day Teaparty in WPB on 4/15/09. And finally, Sid talked about possible GOP candidates for the 2012 presidential election and possible outcomes on the Democrat side as well. Sid was able to answer a few questions, but we were running out of time with the hard and fast closing time at the library, so we had to end what would have been a great Q&A.
Shannon had a few more announcements, member Terry Kennedy spoke about additional volunteer opportunities and we ended the meeting with a lot of folks helping putting away chairs and bringing the assembly room to a semblance of order.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope to see you on Tuesday, January 11 at the Original Pancake House in Palm Beach Gardens.
Here’s a few pictures from the event from Boris:
For a 5MB download of Shannon’s Powerpoint “Year in Review”, CLICK HERE
Please join me and other fellow tea party activists as we kick-off Phil Moffetts National Grassroots campaign right here in South Florida. Phil Moffett is the tea party candidate running in a hotly contested race in Kentucky. His opponent a republican in name only is in lock step with the current liberal democrat Governor. Kentucky needs our help. They are close to dead last in education, jobs, economy and growth!
This will be the only election going on in 2011! We need your help! Come and meet Phil Moffett for one night only. This Wednesday from 6:30- 8:30 PM. Location is in Wellington. You can only come if you RSVP and you will only be allowed in if you are on the list! You may bring a guest, but it is important you get their names on the list. I will not be at the door and whoever is the watcher of the list may not know you.
This is an exciting opportunity and you may not be able to see him in Florida until after his election. Wine and Cheese will be provided, plenty of excitement, and fellow friends.
RSVP: Jessica Dornblaser 561-302-2983
I will give you the location information after you RSVP.
Hello! Earth to Progressive/Liberal/Democrats. We will speak, as to an out of control child, calmly and in short direct sentences. You did bad things. You did them on purpose. You were caught with both hands in the taxpayers’ pockets. You are out.
There was no mandate to explode the deficit.
There was no mandate to socialize our healthcare.
There was no mandate to choose winners and losers in our markets.
There was no mandate to create slush funds of our money to be spent mostly before the 2012 election, aka stimulus.
The voters have sent you to time out.
We know that children learn from their role models and so these politicians learned three days ago, from their leader and role model, that it is OK to throw a tantrum. It is acceptable to negotiate an agreement with the “other team” and then, at the first non-adoring rhetoric from the press, throw the whole other team, who represent the majority of Americans, under the bus.
Meanwhile, voters decried more deficit spending and stood on street corners and marched on DC to say, “Stop spending money we do not have!”.
Then they voted NO to the above agenda. Those voters have to settle for no massive personal tax increases in return for a reinstated estate tax and 60 billion more in deficit spending, instead of using unexpended stimulus funds, to provide more unemployment benefits.
What happened to one child halving the cupcake and the other choosing first? It is increasingly obvious that politicians, once elected, need constant supervision. The lure of power, money and obeisance is more compelling than was our teenager’s craving for popularity. And ever more destructive to us all.