THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!
Right now, I'm doing my packing before I fly out early tomorrow morning. Besides putting together clothes for two weeks, I'm also organizing all my Platform Committee and convention paperwork. You have not idea how much there is! LOTS of stuff.
Hello, and welcome to my blog!
If you've come here because of my entreaty for help with my expenses to the GOP National Convention, THANK YOU!
When I put my name in the hat to become a National Delegate, I had no idea that it would become so expensive, and that most of the entities that I thought would help, would not be interested in the slightest. BIG THANKS go to Applied Water & Soil Technologies, who gave me $250.
If you haven't looked, Tampa decided with the convention coming, to multiply the price of everything to extraordinary heights. The delegation of Nevada wanted to get a house together, & we found one that was perfect and around $1600/week - GREAT! The homeowner turned around & raised the rent to $10,000! Then, the RNC rented just about everything they could find in town, so availability was also a problem. Our host hotel, the Doubletree Inn is ONLY $250/night!!!! So, when you start adding up almost two weeks in lovely Tampa in August, it gets pretty scary when you can't even afford to take a decent vacation.
In Tampa, I look forward to being a force on the Platform Committee. I have been working with other RP State Platform Cmte people, and implementing their ideas. I want to be a representative for all of us in Tampa. One of my roommates in Tampa is on the Rules Committee. If it's possible (they might not let guests in), I want to go to those meetings, too, as they start after Platform. We must have FAIR rules, and get all of our delegations seated. Nevada was lucky and unchallenged.
I've had my first telephone conference call with the RP campaign. Unfortunately, it did not go well. The campaign is not optimistic about the nomination, and our delegation took great offense to that. Nevada is comprised of fighters, and we are going to fight till the end. We will not leave the hall, we will not be forced to vote for Romney. I will be spending all my time after the Platform Cmte meetings, networking, trying to find the best way to success at the convention.
I'm also a part of the suit in the 9th Circuit with the Lawyers for Ron Paul. Richard Gilbert & I will be talking. He is sure about his plan, and I want to help him implement it. Convention week, we are staying in the same place as the Louisiana and Texas delegations. We will spend a big effort trying to win over delegates. If we get the decision from the judge that everyone can unbind, we will be working nonstop on gathering votes.
So, if you have some spare bucks to send me, THANKS!!
I wrote a bit about what I want to do, so that you'd know I'm not just going to Tampa to get a tan & wear a funny hat at a convention. I have work to do, and I take the responsibility very seriously.
I am YOUR delegate in Tampa!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Right now, my life is consumed with attending the Republican National Convention. I'm not only a National Delegate, but also on the Platform Committee. I didn't know when I signed on, that the city of Tampa would inflate everything I'm going to have to buy to stay in their city by the bay; I could have gone on a grand trip to Paris for what it's costing me to stay in humid, hot, wonderful Tampa, while fighting my best fight for our Constitution and Ron Paul.
Wish you could go with me? Well, you can, sort of. Drop a few coins in my donation basket, and I'll let you know how every step of the Liberty way goes in Tampa.
I watched "CBS Sunday Morning" today, and just had to respond to Tavis Smiley's editorial:
I thoroughly disagree with Smiley's editorial. Poverty is NOT the new slavery. American businesses are the new slaves. Smiley's focus on poverty being the problem is totally misguided. Proverty is a RESULT of our corrupt government, which has made it next to impossible for anything but multi-giant corporations to survive in this country. There would be little poverty if there were jobs. Why aren't there jobs? Because it is impossible now to start a business, and it's impossible for small businesses to grow large in an atmosphere where they are taxed, licensed and regulated to death, while corporate giants get away with anything due to their lawyers, beancounters, and bought & paid for public servants and politicians who march to the dollar sign, and not the service of the American citizen. Your editorial seemed to infur Smiley, that the rich should be taxed more, so that money could be given to the poor who are paying more than their fair share of taxes? Do you know that the poor don't pay taxes, unless you are counting the hidden taxes that are passed on to us when these corporations are taxed? It's a vicious circle, and you of all people should know that taxing the rich does not result in life being any better for the poor. The FREE MARKETS need to be available to all! Until the business/economic climate is made free again, so that people have a chance with a small start-up, and companies don't leave because more than half of their operating costs are spent on taxes & regulation (see Obamacare), we will continue to have record poverty in this country.