Susan Miller

Susan Miller

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:56

Holiday Boutique Luncheon

Holiday Boutique

Tuesday, December 10

11:00 - 2:00

Marin Country Club
500 Country Club Drive
Novato

christmas Elephant Tree clipped rev 1December’s luncheon meeting, December 10, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., will be our Annual Christmas Boutique! Please get your reservations in early as this is a very popular event! You will find lots of gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah or just for yourself. Enjoy a glass of bubbly on us and also enjoy our once-a- year elaborate buffet lunch with a choice of chicken, fish or steak and multiple side dishes!

This is our holiday auction. We all bring our nice items that we don’t, haven’t, and won’t use. Maybe a gift from someone that is just not your style, size, or color, maybe jewelry, china, crystal, handmade items, crafts. Some bring homemade cookies, pies, cakes, etc. This is the time to clean out your closets and cabinets and bring those items to the meeting. We will price them for you, or you can give us an idea of their value and we will put the silent auction card out on display and then you can all shop! (Please no paperback books.)

If you are bringing auction gifts, you can come at 10:30 to drop off your items to be priced and tabled.

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RSVP at NovatoRWF.org

or 415-878-6220.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 22:31

No Tax Returns

CA law requiring Trump tax returns before putting him on the ballot ruled unanimously unconstitutional.

Monday, 18 November 2019 19:35

Elementary Activism

Racial Literacy Program requires activism in 3rd grade.

Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:24

Impeachment

 
Trump's Trials: Impeachment--Follow the Money
by Anne Doherty
 
Google the question “Why do Democrats want to impeach Trump?" and scroll through pages before finding even a glimmer of an answer. This demonstrates that, just like the Mueller investigation, the impeachment witch hunt is motivated solely by politics. In classic contemporary liberal fashion, they manipulate the public by accusing their target of the crimes they themselves are guilty of. But their own motivations can be quite opposite from the righteousness they show their base. 
But what exactly is impeachment, and what does it mean in respect to the President?  According to Wikipedia, "Impeachment is the process by which the legislature levels charges against a government official. Impeachment does not in itself remove the official definitively from office; it is similar to an indictment in criminal law." According to Article 1, Section 2, Clause 5 of the Constitution,"The House of Representatives shall have the sole Power of Impeachment. The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.… When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two–thirds of the Members present.” Article 2, Section 4 states “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” 
 
The phrase "high Crimes and Misdemeanors” is not defined in the Constitution. Historically, the House places little emphasis on criminal conduct. For example, ”The articles against Pres. Andrew Johnson were based on his speech… ‘harangues’ criticizing the Congress and questioning its legislative authority. It is enough to claim that the accused abused the powers of the office, behaved in an incompatible manner in respect to the purpose of the office, or used to the office for personal gain.” Only three of the 17 impeachments (2 presidents, 15 judges) were of a criminal nature, and the rest fall into the vague category "high crimes.” In other words, it’s constitutional for the Democrats not to have any reason, other than political gain, to attack the president. And while the house may succeed in making Trump the third president to be impeached (Andrew Johnson and Clinton were the other two; Nixon resigned, Buchanan was acquitted), as with Clinton, the attack will fail in the Senate.  Nothing will come of it, and like Clinton, Trump may win in a landslide afterward.  So why do it? 
 
Aside from the obvious ideological and political reasons, Democrats want to destroy Trump because he’s so rapidly dismantling the status quo.  Anyone whose livelihood and pension depends on the swamp will do anything to stop him. James Comey, for example, lost a minimum pension of $172,000 of his base salary when the president fired him. Most government workers prize their pension and stick together to protect it, and many, like Comey, expect to make even more as consultants post-retirement. Who asks for their consulting services? Multi-national corporations and foreign governments. Hunter Biden acquired all kinds of international business interests just from hanging out with Dad - billions in business from both the Chinese and the Ukraine.  What he did was not necessarily illegal, but doesn’t pass the smell test. Chuck Shumer, appearing on Tucker Carlson, described the intelligence community as a “brotherhood” who “has six ways from Sunday of getting back at you” if you cross them. And the biggest way to cross them is to threaten their pensions and perks. 
 
The countries paying for this influence would also fight to protect their investments. China, for example, is not happy with Trump policies. China not only lobbies in DC, it’s starting to control Hollywood, which is anxious to tap into China’s burgeoning market. While the house, whose constituents expect representatives to back democracy, supports the Hong Kong protests, Hollywood and the famous do not. LeBron James, for example, criticized the protests (as if he knew anything about them) to protect the millions he earns doing commercials and appearances in China. Since Hollywood and leftist politicians hang out with each other, one can’t help but believe Democrats who appear to support Hong Kong either don’t mean it or aren’t long for the political world. 
 
Finally, because even the most ardent Democrat politician senses the American people would disapprove of their shenanigans at home and abroad, they accuse their opponents of doing what they themselves have done.  That’s how Hillary and the uranium deal turned into Trump and the Russians.  By accusing the president before he can accuse them, Democrats know that retaliation makes the accused come off like a five year old in a playground argument: “I know you are, but what am I?” They know if they attack hard enough, they don’t have to give reasons. And by doing so, they can keep the public mind from discovering the depth of the public trough. 
 
 
 
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:06

Violent Transients

Police, firefighters and hospital staff: Easy access to drugs, no consequences,lucrative panhandling attract transients to California

Friday, 18 October 2019 13:34

November 19 Speaker Luncheon

Novato Republican Women, Fed.

presents

Restoring Parental Rights in Education:
Options for California

Vicki E. Alger, Ph.D.
Independent Institute Research Fellow

LISTEN TO HER PRESENTATION HERE

Speaker: 

Vicki E. Alger, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, and author of the book Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children. She holds Senior Fellowships at the Independent Women's Vicki AlgerForum in Washington, D.C., and the Fraser Institute, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Alger is also President and CEO of Vicki Murray & Associates LLC in Scottsdale, Arizona.

She served on President-Elect Trump’s U.S. Department of Education Transition Agency Review Team, and she has advised the U.S. Department of Education, as well as Members of Congress, and state lawmakers in more than 40 states on educational choice programs and higher education reform. Her research also helped advance record-breaking numbers of educational choice legislation in Arizona and California, and her work has been used in the successful legal defenses of several choice programs, including the Institute for Justice’s successful defense of Arizona’s tax-credit scholarship program in the U.S. Supreme Court (Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn).

She has authored more than 60 policy studies and book chapters, and her writings have been widely published and cited in leading public-policy outlets such as Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance, Education Week, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, in addition to national news media outlets, including The Wall Street JournalUSA TodayInvestor’s Business DailyForbesFortuneHuman EventsLa Opinión, the Los Angeles Times, and US News & World Report. She has also appeared on the Fox News Channel, Global News, local ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS affiliates, as well as news radio programs across the country.

Prior to her career in education policy, Alger taught college-level courses in American politics, English composition and rhetoric, and early British literature. She has lectured at numerous American universities, including the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, University of California, Berkeley, and Arizona State University.

Alger received her Ph.D. in political philosophy from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas and lives in Scottsdale with her husband David and three stepsons.

Saturday, 12 October 2019 18:50

More Gun Control

Seven new laws signed by Newsom pile onto the hundreds of existing laws that will be equally ignored by criminals.

Thursday, 03 October 2019 16:44

Newsom Underwater

Public Policy Institute of California poll: Gavin Newsom “underwater,” with 44% of likely voters disapproving and 43% approving.
Saturday, 28 September 2019 13:45

Enemies Within

Our September speaker, Trevor Louson, shared his 30 years of research the Marxist influence on U.S. Politics. Listen to his rousing speech here.

TREVOR LOUDON SPEECH

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 18:40

The Power of Words

Triump’s Trials and Tribulations: The Power of Words
 
Since liberals control the media, entertainment, the courts, and the classroom, they control the words. Language both reflects our thought process and informs it. For better or worse, words have connotations, and people avoid association with negative terms. Saul Alinsky in Rules for Radicals says controlling language is key to acquiring power.
 
President Trump, a master persuader and devotee of Norman Vincent Peale’s classic The Power of Positive Thinking, understands language. He knows how to use negative words to deflect opponents’ attacks. Examples include his famous nicknames (Crooked Hillary, Sleepy Joe) and his infamous tweets.  A glance at Showbiz CheatSheet’s 20 most outrageous Trump tweets reveals he tells it like it is. #11, for example,“You are witnessing the single greatest witch hunt in American political history…” refers to the Mueller investigation and was scoffed at before proven true. 
The Power of Positive Thinking recommends Bible passages as brain tools to create prosperity. It warns against negative speech. So President Trump, whose belief in God is stronger than it appears, use today’s instant, international media to send direct messages - usually  positive and motivational - to specific audiences. His words turn negative - and memorable - when an enemy crosses a line.  When Trump says, "We have the best economy in the world,” his positive hyperbole motivates the public to create just that. But by calling Kim Jong Un “Rocketman,” Trump threatens Kim and diminishes his power. Trump doesn’t cares what the public thinks about his tweets; they are tools to motivate or combat specific targets. 
 
Some conservatives prefer dryer, factual language. As the party of personal responsibility, we think we aren’t easily manipulated. But we’re wrong. That artists and writers populate the Left gives it an advantage. Below is a partial list of words the Left has used over decades to manipulate Americans into living its agenda.
“Politically correct” first appeared in the early 20th century to describe overzealous Communists. The Nazis used it to vet party members. By the 1980s, it became code among American liberals to self-identify. By the ’00’s, Americans feared being seen as “incorrect.” Now, with Trump, correctness has begun to seem ridiculous - even to some liberals.  That's because, by crudely calling a spade a spade, Trump diminishes the Left’s control of words.
 
“Progressives” - code for Communists - have co-opted words like “Fairness” and “Justice” to persuade Americans to redistribute wealth.  Since America is powerful, it must be broken into bits to be beaten. So America is “multicultural” and “diverse” rather than one united country of immigrants from international backgrounds. “Diversity” divides individual against individual, making the whole easier to manage, while “multicultural” dissolves borders, leaving citizens with little identity. 
Make no mistake: the goal of identity politics is to destroy identity. It’s vocabulary feels schizophrenic. Over 60 years, “colored people” changed to “people of color,” “negroes” became blacks, blacks became Afro-Americans, (avoiding association with the Afro hairstyle, they became Black again) and, thanks to Barack Obama, they’re now “African Americans.” We have Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans, but no European-Americans. They’re “white;” being “white” is incorrect. Replacing “nigger” with the “n - word” undermined our freedom of speech by making incorrect vocabulary a crime. In the 70’s, homosexuals and lesbians sought power by uniting under harmless sounding “gay.” Today “gay” has splintered into 63 terms - each, if Nancy Pelosi has her way, a protected class.  The distasteful sounding “Cisgender” replaces “Straight,” slang for the accurate “heterosexual.” Addicts and hobos are “homeless,” describing the result of their actions but not how they live. In short, our words divide and confuse us. 
 
Without accurate words to reflect our identity, we’re open to attack. To paraphrase Saul Alinsky, no one will notice the revolution is happening if they’re upset about something commonplace like the weather. That’s why “Climate Change”  replaced “Global Warming,” which replaced the ‘70s “Global Cooling.” Now, to combat Trump’s policies, the Left has created urgency by replacing “Climage Change” with “Climate Crisis.” 
 
A hundred years ago, Progressive John Dewey, the decimal system guy, discouraged the study of logic and replaced it with “critical thinking,” a euphemism for Marx’s “critical theory.  “A ‘critical theory’ has a distinctive aim: to unmask the ideology falsely justifying some form of social or economic oppression…and, in so doing, to contribute to …ending that oppression.” Students of logic learn tools for accurate reasoning. Critical thinkers assess what they read or experience. They’re easier to manipulate. That’s why critical thinking is taught in schools. 
Conservatives must pay attention to language. We can’t let the Left dictate our vocabulary. If Octavio-Cortez becomes AOC, it gives her JFK status. Don’t fall for that. Suffer through wondering if her first name is Alexandra or Alexandria. Doing so diminishes her power. Take inspiration from Trump’s language mastery. His directness can seem crude, but his words strike like swords. When he controls language, he wins. 
 
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