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Posted by Sedona in Arizona
Fri Jul 29th 2011, 03:47 PM
So they've been sending out this e mail since the beginning of the year? They're not answering ANY of their e mail?
Are they even READING it?

Please donate to Ann Kirkpatricks campaign here:

http://www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com /

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Dear Sedona

Thank you for contacting my Washington, D.C. office. I appreciate hearing from you.

The office has been experiencing a high volume of incoming mail since the beginning of the year, and we are working diligently to answer each and every letter the constituents of Arizona's First Congressional District are sending. Please bear with us as we work through the queue, and know that I am personally addressing many of the letters I receive.

If you have a situation that requires immediate assistance, please do not hesitate to call one of my offices listed below.

Washington, DC Office
Phone: (202) 225-2315
Fax: (202) 226-9739

Flagstaff Office
Phone: (928) 214-6055
Fax: (928) 214-6124

Prescott Office
Phone: (928) 445-1683
Fax: (938) 445-3414

Casa Grande Office
Phone: (520) 836-5289
Fax: (928) 214-6124

Again, thank you for contacting me. I always appreciate hearing the concerns and opinions of my constituents.

Sincerely,

Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S
Member of Congress
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Posted by Sedona in Arizona
Tue Jul 26th 2011, 03:03 PM
Rep. Gosar Staffer Quits After Violent Twitter Posts

Roll Call Staff
July 8, 2011, 4:38 p.m.
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A staffer in the Flagstaff office of Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) who used his Twitter account to trumpet the downfall of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) resigned Friday after Roll Call discovered violent messages he tweeted.

Roll Call learned on Friday that Blake Schritter, a caseworker and office manager in one of Gosarís district offices, had posted messages about drunken exploits and his desire to gun down professors and postal workers, all the while working in the district that borders that of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was the victim of an assassination attempt in January.

more

http://www.rollcall.com/news/rep_gosar_sta...
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Posted by Sedona in Political Videos
Wed Apr 13th 2011, 10:04 PM
I LOVE this band!

http://www.mychemicalromance.com

a nice silver lining that came from 9/11

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_chemical_r...

(this is my first video post...I hope I did it right and enjoy)

Love to all DU'ers tonight,

Sedona
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Posted by Sedona in Editorials & Other Articles
Sat Apr 09th 2011, 07:30 PM
http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID...

Witness tells of troubles at three Ray-led sweat lodges; judge denies defense motion for mistrial

CAMP VERDE - A Wednesday morning ruling by Judge Warren Darrow rocked James Arthur Ray's defense team to its foundations in their client's manslaughter trial and led to a defense motion for mistrial, which the judge peremptorily denied.

At issue was the long-contested issue of evidence relating to prior Ray-led sweat lodges at Angel Valley. In a Feb. 3 ruling, Darrow ordered that "without medical testimony connecting the observations of physical and mental distress exhibited by the pre-2009 sweat lodge participants with a risk of death and without evidence of the defendant's knowledge of the actual type of risk, the evidence is not relevant to the stated purpose."

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk argued Wednesday that the medical testimony has taken place and that the alleged suffering of participants in Ray's pre-2009 sweat lodge ceremonies established a pattern she said was inescapable: that when Ray led a sweat lodge at the Angel Valley Retreat Center, people got sick, and that when others did so, no one got sick.

SNIP

Suddenly unfettered, Polk was face to face with a perfect witness from whom to elicit testimony about prior sweat lodges.

More at link



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Posted by Sedona in Editorials & Other Articles
Sat Feb 12th 2011, 09:37 PM
CAMP VERDE - Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Warren Darrow is exercising patience regarding a defense motion to move the trial of James Arthur Ray to a different location.

After Darrow and attorneys on both sides completed a painstaking review of juror-submitted questionnaires on Friday, almost 200 candidates remain to form the final panel of 12 jurors and six alternates. Formal jury selection is set to begin on Feb. 16 and continue for as long as two weeks before the scheduled start of the trial proper on March 1.

Ray's attorneys, including Prescott's Tom Kelly and Luis Li of Los Angeles, have moved to have the case tried in Maricopa County, contending that a survey shows their client will be unable to receive a fair trial in Yavapai County because of what they see as excessive and unfavorable media coverage.


http://prescottdailycourier.com/main.asp?S...
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Posted by Sedona in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Aug 01st 2010, 11:46 AM
http://www.actblue.com/page/thanksforthe91...

Great courage to wait until all members have already spoken and then stand up and wrap your arms around procedure. We see it in the United States Senate every single day where members say "We want amendments. We want debate. We want amendments but we're still a no." Then we stand up and say "Oh, if only we had a different process, we'd vote yes."



You vote yes if you believe yes. You vote in favor of something if you believe it's the right thing. If you believe it's the wrong thing, you vote no. We are following a procedure -- I will not yield to the gentleman and the gentleman will observe regular order! THE GENTLEMAN WILL OBSERVE REGULAR ORDER!



Gets up and yells to intimidate people into believing he's right. He is wrong! The gentleman is wrong! The gentleman is providing cover for his colleagues rather than doing the right thing. It's Republicans wrapping their arms around Republicans rather than doing the right thing on behalf of the heroes. It is a shame, a shame!



If you believe this is a bad idea to provided health care, then vote no. But don't give me the cowardly view that "Oh, if it was a different procedure." The gentleman will observe regular order and sit down. I will not. The gentleman will sit. The gentleman is correct in sitting. I will not. I will not stand here and listen to my colleagues say "If only I had a different procedure that allows us to stall, stall, stall and then vote no."



Instead of standing up and defending your colleagues in voting no on this humane bill, you should urge them to vote yes ó something the gentleman HAS. NOT. DONE.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O_GRkMZJn4
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Posted by Sedona in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Feb 20th 2010, 09:23 AM
The Secret is....there is no secret...

AP & Washington Post 2/19/10


FLAGSTAFF, AZ. -- A man who built a multimillion-dollar empire with a motivational mantra that teaches people to create wealth contends he's broke and cannot post bond in a criminal case that threatens the survival of his self-help business.

James Arthur Ray was charged earlier this month with three counts of manslaughter stemming from the deaths of three people following a sweat lodge ceremony he led last year in Arizona. His bond has been set at $5 million, a figure his attorneys say is "excessive and oppressive."

SNIP

Ray himself has touted his wealth and success in numerous media interviews and on his Web site, including an estimated $10 million in revenue in 2009 and a seven-figure advance for his book, "Harmonic Wealth" that hit the New York Times Best Sellers List in May 2008

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...
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Posted by Sedona in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Apr 26th 2009, 02:36 PM
I replied I would not respond to "push polls"

Some of this poll's stupidly worded questions....


How would you rate President Obama's job at un-freezing the credit markets for small businesses who need loans to expand or survive?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
Not sure

*Its not Obama's fault the banks have refused to unfreeze credit markets


The Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder believe Congress needs to pass new laws so they can control gun violence and illegal gun sales while a bipartisan coalition of 70 Democrats and Republicans members of Congress believe that we should begin enforcing the 3,000 gun laws already on the books. Which are you more likely to support?
New gun laws should be passed
Enforce the laws already on the books
Not sure

*WOW! 70 whole legislators...out of 435!


Thinking about the Tea Party demonstrations that took place on April 15th to protest the growth in taxes and federal government spending, do you...?
Strongly support the beliefs of the organizers
Somewhat support them
Somewhat oppose their beliefs
Strongly oppose them
Not sure

* Is THAT what they were protesting? It was not clear on 4/15.


The Department of Homeland Security recently issued a report to 850,000 law enforcement officers that focused on the potential terrorist threat from disgruntled veterans and people dedicated to a single issue, such as abortion and the Second Amendment. How do you feel about this?
This statement is inappropriate and these people are not a threat to America
This is a good warning and these people are dangerous
No opinion

* This is a misrepresentation of the DHS Report


Four members of the U.S. Senate recently introduced a bill that would allow the President of the United states to turnoff the Internet nationally in the event of an emergency but without defining what constitutes a national emergency. Do you support or oppose this bill?
Support
Oppose
Not sure

*Even after the Google I can't find any info on this. Who's ass did they pull this out of?


President Obama wants to impose cap-and-trade laws that would limit the total carbon dioxide emissions allowed to be released into the environment. These laws would turn carbon dioxide into a commodity allowing those that pollute less to sell credits to those that pollute more. These credits would be traded on commodities markets. According to congressional testimony given by the Director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, "decreasing emissions would also impose costs on the economy - much of those costs will be passed along to consumers in the form of higher prices for energy and energy intensive goods." Some have estimated these costs to be $800 to $1300 more per household by 2015. Knowing this, do you support or oppose cap-and-trade laws?
Support
Oppose
Not sure


*"SOME" have estimated the cost? Like who? Faux news maybe?

Which course of action should America take with regards to energy policy?
Make energy cheaper by developing all sources of U.S. energy, including coal, nuclear power, offshore drilling and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Reduce America's production of fossil fuels that might cause global warming
Not sure

* this one is just juvenile, sounds like a tirade on Ins-hannity


For the next Supreme Court Justice appointee, would you prefer a judge who takes the laws of other countries laws into consideration, including Islamic Sharia law and laws in socialist countries, when crafting his or her judicial opinions -- a practice frowned upon by Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts but supported by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer.
Agree
Disagree
Not sure

*This is my favorite! A Supreme Court Justice who believes in war crimes and crimes against humanity, or the be judged by the taliban. Pick one, just one.

Which of the following do you think is a better economic system - A or B?

A: A system in which the public or the state have ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.

B: A system in which wealth, and the means of producing wealth are privately owned and controlled rather than state owned or controlled with the state regulating them.
*Again only one or the other!


If the President has to drop his promise not to raise taxes on people earning less than $250,000, would it...?
Make you more likely to support Obama
Less likely to support Obama
No difference
Not sure


*This is about as likely as "turning off the internet"!


President Obama's Education Secretary recently rescinded 200 scholarships previously awarded through the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, a school choice program that allows low-income students to attend private schools. Despite a Department of Education study that showed the program is a great success, the Obama administration wants to bring the program to an end and return those students to public schools in Washington, D.C.. Do you agree or disagree with the Obama administration?
Agree
Disagree
Not sure


*Its a baby of Bushco- a Voucher program that allows the taxpayers money to be (unconstitutionally) funneled into religious schools. Zogby left that out of the question.


President Obama's health secretary nominee, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is a supporter of abortion on demand. President Obama indicated that he would appoint someone who was neutral on the issue, but pro-life forces find Gov. Sebelius' pro-choice record unacceptable. Do you support or oppose Gov. Sebelius as a good choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services?
Support
Oppose
Not sure

* Oh nos! A OBGYN that occasionally performs abortions gave Kathleen a campaign contribution!
Where's my waterboard?


President Obama recently spoke at Georgetown University, a Catholic-chartered university. Prior to his appearance, presidential staff requested that the symbol of Jesus be covered up. Do you approve or disapprove of the White House's actions?
Approve
Disapprove
Not sure

*I don't think that's quite how it went down.


Senator Durbin recently offered an amendment in the U.S. Senate that requires the Federal Communications Commission to take actions to encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership. Opponents say the move would threaten the breakup of radio networks that largely carry conservative talk radio shows like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Do you support or oppose this legislation?


The Federal Communications Commission is entertaining the idea of re-instituting advisory boards to determine the needs and interests of their communities, to promote localism and diversity. These boards, appointed by the FCC and would monitor what is said over the radio and report back if they were offended by the talk show hosts and their guests. Critics argue that such a proposal is nothing more than a back door implementation of the Fairness Doctrine. Do you support or oppose the FCC's efforts to reinstitute advisory boards?


*Nothing like firing up the Dittoheads and Freepers!




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Posted by Sedona in Arizona
Tue Apr 07th 2009, 06:34 PM
Its a local Arizona poll about best local politicians and Sheriff Joe in the lead by a few percentage points.

Harry Mitchell beat this blow hard JD Hayworth for his seat in Congress


Now the blow hard has a local wingnut radio talk show and is shilling for Arapio in the poll.

Not only is he a big fan of the police state, he wants to see Mitchell get beat.

http://www.azcentral.com/best/2009/polls/p...


Thanks, Hayworth just makes me ill and I would love to see him disappointed once again.
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Posted by Sedona in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Apr 07th 2009, 06:34 PM
Its a local Arizona poll about best local politicians and Sheriff Joe in the lead by a few percentage points.

Harry Mitchell beat this blow hard JD Hayworth for his seat in Congress


Now the blow hard has a local wingnut radio talk show and is shilling for Arapio in the poll.

Not only is he a big fan of the police state, he wants to see Mitchell get beat.

http://www.azcentral.com/best/2009/polls/p...

Please vote for Harry Mitchell, the Democratic representitive for Arizona District 5

http://mitchell.house.gov /

Thanks, Hayworth just makes me ill and I would love to see him disappointed once again.

Edited to clear up who to vote for in the poll, the one who will piss off JD Hayworth the most.

PS Janet Napolitano is your new homeland security secretary (Hayworth calls her "J-No")
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