Saturday, February 25, 2017

NRA Outdoors

NRA Outdoors February Features
NRA Outdoors has posted 2017 firearms training classes for all locations. The West Virginia locations have added an additional range for tactical carbine and numerous dates for all classes, including defensive handgun.
There are new non-firearms classes, including an emergency casualty care course and a non-ballistic weapons training course.
NRA Outdoors' Hosted Adventures are filling up fast. The two newest ones just added this week are a prairie dog hunt with Orange County Choppers designer Jason Pohl, and a night vision tactical carbine class with a hog hunt on the last night.
Find out more about NRA Outdoors' Hosted Adventures and Schools.
British Columbia Moose Hunt Night Vision Tactical Carbine Class and Hog Hunt
Both of these hunting camps hold excellent numbers with a high level of success and first-rate trophy-quality Canadian moose. Read More Train at a private range to learn techniques and strategies and to get familiar with the night vision gear before hunting hog at a private ranch. Read More
Back Country Colorado Elk Hunts Precision Long Range Class
Ride on horseback to camp in large wall tents and hunt elk in the San Juan National Forest. Read More Shoot some of the best long-range equipment available, and learn from knowledgeable instructors who will break down the process in great detail. Read More
West Virginia Tactical Carbine Class Defensive Handgun
A two-day world-class introduction to defensive tactical shooting at a private training facility with federally accredited instructors. Read More
Learn timeless defensive mindset and defensive technique skills essential for avoiding or prevailing in defensive situations in a two-day intensive course. Read More

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'Progressives' Fantasizing about Civil War like Children Playing with Fire

Have those cavalierly proposing such scenarios as the appropriate response to
Donald Trump considered all the likely factors?
by David Codrea
"Chicago 'scholar' claims militias would be 'toast' if resisting military coup," I posted  last month. A "progressive journalist" was enamored of a "progressive academic," both presuming the military is as predominantly subversive as they are. It would not only help them depose President Trump, the delusion goes, but would do all their dirty work for them.
And as for the fate of us "bitter clingers" and "deplorables"? They did their best to convince their echo chamber we'd be made short and effortless work of.
This presupposes those who support and defend the Constitution are the enemy. And the whole fantasy seems painfully unaware of the myriad factors that would rise to the surface and compete for dominance once disincentives against them were weakened or removed.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Governor Malloy Announces a Budget that is BAD for EVERYONE

This Week:

We're Moving!
Connecticut Republican headquarters is moving to Southington on February 21, 2017.

Governor Malloy Announces a Budget that is BAD for EVERYONE
Governor Dan Malloy has put forth a budget proposal with tax increases close to $200 million in 2018.  The new tax proposals could include: an elimination of the property tax credit (bad for Middle-Class families), the resurgent of the minimum bottle pricing (bad for small business), property tax increases to hospitals, teacher pension funding gaps, and many more absurd proposals.  The S&P warned that Malloy's plan to shift financial burdens onto municipalities could be devistating - leaving municipal officials no choice but to raise property taxes.  Meanwhile, the Connecticut State University Sytems warned they may be forced to declare exigency (bad for students).  All of this after the Governor pledged there would be "no new taxes."

Who Needs a Medical Examiner Anyways?
After years of warning, the Connecticut State Medical Examiner's Office lost its full accrediation.  This will leave all medical evidence collected in Connecticut open for dispute - placing a larger burden on the Judicial Branch.  The National Association of Medical Examiners found four major deficiencies and 15  smaller deficiencies that must be corrected by September -- or Connecticut will no longer have any accrediation from the national organization.  With cuts in funding and loss of accrediation a large burden is being placed back on municipalities -- another unfunded mandate stemming from the Malloy Administration.

Linda McMahon the Right Choice for SBA!
Former Republican Senate candidate and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Linda McMahon, was confirmed as the head of the Small Business Association in a 81-19 vote on Tuesday. President Trump’s cabinet appointees have dealt with constant obstruction from Democrat senators throughout the confirmation process making McMahon’s bipartisan affirmation a tremendous victory.  Senators praised her experience and unquestionable record as a champion for small businesses and women alike. McMahon is poised to bring prosperity to small business owners in the face of a system previously run by partisan bureaucrats during the Obama administration.
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Mega Vote for CT's 3rd Congressional District and Senate

February 13, 2017
In this MegaVote for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
  • Senate: Prohibit Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Speak on Senate Floor When Debating Sen. Sessions Nomination to be U.S. Attorney General
  • Senate: Confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General
  • Senate: Confirmation of Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • House: Disapprove BLM Land Use Planning Rule
  • House: Disapprove State Education Accountability Rule
  • House: Disapprove Teacher Education Program Rule
Upcoming Congressional Bills
  • Senate: Nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury
  • Senate: Nomination of David Shulkin to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • House: Texas-Oklahoma Border Lands
  • House: Disapprove Unemployment Benefit Drug Testing Rule
  • House: Disapprove State Retirement Plan ERISA Exemption Rule
  • House: Disapprove Local Government Retirement Plan ERISA Exemption Rule
  • House: Disapprove Alaska Predator Control Rule
  • House: Disapprove HHS Planned Parenthood Funding Rule

Recent Senate Votes
Prohibit Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Speak on Senate Floor When Debating Sen. Sessions

CT Gov. Covers for Failed Policies by Increasing Fees on Gun Owners

Senate Votes to Block Obama Social Security Administration Gun Ban; Legislation Heads to President Trump
On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Senate voted 57-43 in favor of H.J.Res.40, which would block the implementation of an Obama-era rule under which the Social Security Administration (SSA) would report the names of tens of thousands of beneficiaries annually to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in order to prohibit them from purchasing firearms. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress is permitted to overrule a federal regulation, within a 60 day window, using an expedited legislative procedure that is not subject to the Senate’s filibuster rule. Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed this measure by a vote of 235-180. This important legislation now heads to President Donald Trump.
Urge Your Senators to Confirm Ryan Zinke!
Urge Your Senators to Confirm Ryan Zinke!
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.). A confirmation vote on Zinke’s nomination is expected soon in the full Senate.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

GOP - Volunteers Needed in 2nd Senate District


Our Candidate, Mike McDonald is out walking, he’s been glued to a phone talking, the team’s making calls, and our message continue to hit mailboxes across the 2nd Senatorial district… Voters are responding positively!  Please help us make sure that energy turns into a solid turn out at the polls in Windsor, Hartford, and Bloomfield on Tuesday.

  • More volunteers to help with GOTV phone calling.  It’s run through our CallFire portal and is simple to learn and use (AND you can call from your home).  Whether you have an hour or can talk through Tuesday night, we can set you up quick.  Reply to Bill at or text 860-966-2033
  • We need 10-20 folks to assist the campaign team all day on Tuesday with polls monitoring, shuttling, following up with folks we’ve spoken to by phone, and results collection at the 21 polling sites.   A stipend is available.  Must be 18 years+, and have vehicle.  Email Bill at if you are interested.
  • Walkers and callers for Mike’s second Windsor blitz this Saturday and Sunday.    We’ll gather at 9 AM on Saturday.   Noon on Sunday.    Meet at the HQ storefront next to Buffalo Wild Wings on Poquonock Ave in Windsor.   (A request from the property manager - kindly, do not park in the row directly in front of the building.)    We’ll have street-sheets, and some refreshments available.   If you’re unable to walk bring your cell phone and join us in some direct calling from the HQ.    RSVP to Bill at or text 860-966-2033


J.R. Romano
State Party Chairman
Connecticut Republican Party
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GOP - Volunteers Needed in West Haven

We need your help to STOP Dan Malloy!  There is a special election in West Haven on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (House District 115).

Ed Granfield, our Republican Candidate, needs our help to reach voters this weekend and to help at the polls on Tuesday.  If you are able to join us Saturday, we are meeting at Ed's Campaign Headquarters: 250 Captain Thomas Boulevard, West Haven at 10am.

Should you not be able to make it or have questions, please either email or call Michele Gregorio (West Haven RTC Chairman) at 203-231-7274.

I hope you can make it -- together we can and will STOP Dan Malloy!

J.R. Romano
State Party Chairman
Connecticut Republican Party
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Cat Tales - "Spay"ghetti Dinner and other Events


"Spay"ghetti Dinner - 03/03/17 -  
Doors Open at 6:30 pm / Food Served at 7:00pm

Location - Fox Parish Center, 10 Elm Street, Middletown, CT 06457
$12/ticket - includes pasta, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert.

Raffle prizes and Door prizes!
For every 3 cans of Friskies or 2 rolls of paper towels you will get a ticket(s) into our door prize drawings!!!  To purchase/reserve tickets please email us at
Please reserve tickets by 02/26/17


02/19/17 Petsmart - 267 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT  11am-3pm


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