Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Guest Blog: Greetings Patriots from Palin Smith Conservative Roundup

Below is a roundup of Conservative events being held this week. Complied and submitted by Palin Smith. Opinions are that of Palin Smith and do not necessarily reflect that of Insider Staff.
 
GREETINGS PATRIOTS:
Last week was amazing for several reasons, and this week is shaping up to be memorable as well. A week ago at the Legislative Office Building (LOB), a hearing was held on a proposed new law to require liability insurance for gun owners. A man from Vernon named Robert “Boomer” Steed testified. We got in contact with Boomer and discovered that he had also testified on SB 1076, the gun bill. That’s the hearing that went on for thirteen (13) hours on March 14.
Boomer’s testimony was extra special, almost Lincoln-like in it’s form and content. We uploaded it to You Tube and released it to our Twitter Team. What happened next was magic. Glenn Beck picked it up and soon dozens of other blogs lit up with “The Constitution Did Not Guarantee Public Safety, It Guaranteed Liberty” http://youtu.be/ledhyTAE2zo
To date over 125,000 different people have viewed Boomer’s video. If you want to be inspired, please read the hundreds of comments. We will hear and see more from Mr. Steed in the future. We may have stumbled upon Connecticut’s “Joe The Plumber”.
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On Wednesday afternoon we traveled to Goshen to record the following video. Consider it a 2nd opinion on gun magazine size.
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On Thursday night, March 21, we attended a town hall meeting at the Bristol Public Library. It was an opportunity to meet Senate Minority Leader, John McKinney, Sen. Jason Welch and Rep. Whit Betts. Please try to attend any public meetings with your state senators or state reps so they can hear from you. Attendance is much above average these days. Wherever we go we recruit grass roots conservatives into the movement. Here’s the entire town hall meeting separated into issues and individual questioners.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5wsVsNCEygpw6JAi90F_ALkJTeqZ1N7p

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Saturday afternoon, March 23, we attended US Senator Chris Murphy’s meeting at the Pequot Library in Southport. We found many new people who had been looking for a way to get involved. Here’s the entire town hall. We were the only video camera present.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5wsVsNCEygqgnn_PFg58wK8HjgveDMtb
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The Connecticut Restoration Coalition met again Saturday night, March 23 in Southington. Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring some friends. We talked about a rally that will infuse new enthusiasm into the Tea Party. Every patriot group is coming together at the Capitol on April 20 at Noon in a Gun Rights/Tax Day/Constitution wing ding . Two well-known out-of-state keynote speakers are being wooed. You can learn more and follow the news on Facebook as the rally preparations develop.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesday March 26
1. 4th District Rep., Elizabeth Esty & 1st District Rep. John Larson, Chairman of the newly formed Task Force on Election Reform, as well as Nick Nyhart of the Public Campaign, and Karen Hobart Flynn of Common Cause for a forum on election reform.
Tuesday, March 26th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Farmington Library, Community Room (Next to Town Hall)
6 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by emailing esty.districtschedule@mail.house.gov or by calling my office at 860-223-8412.
2. State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) and State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) will provide a legislative update at the Barkhamsted Board of Selectmen meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26.
Rep. Simanski. “This meeting presents a great opportunity for all Barkhamsted residents to voice any questions or concerns they may have about their state government and all the proposals currently being discussed this legislative session. Anyone who has an interest in what’s been going on at the Capitol, join us at the meeting and share your thoughts.”
The event is open to the public and will be held at the Barkhamsted Town Hall located at 67 Ripley Hill Road.
Anyone can attend - not just local residents.
Wednesday March 27
Governor Dannel P. Malloy  will host a community forum in Naugatuck on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Naugatuck High School’s Library Resource Room (543 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck).
These town hall-style events provide an opportunity to discuss the state’s pressing issues face-to-face with state residents. They are open to the public; tickets are not necessary and seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Those who would like an opportunity to ask a question should arrive a little bit earlier to fill out the sign-up sheet. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Thinking of attending
Thursday March 28

Please join State Rep. Dan Carter and other area legislators on Thursday, March 28th for a town hall-style meetings in Redding where they will discuss the issues shaping the 2013 legislative session. The hour-long meeting, hosted by State Reps. Dan Carter and John Shaban and State Sen. Toni Boucher, begins at 7:00pm at the Mark Twain Library, located at 439 Redding Road. The event is free and open to the public. Anyone unable to attend but would like to discuss state issues can contact Rep. Carter at Dan.Carter@housegop.ct.gov or 800-842-1423.
We hope to attend this meeting
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The Saturday, March 30, the CT Restoration Coalition will not meet due to the Easter Holiday. King 33 will be open every Saturday at 5 PM starting in April. http://ct-rc.org/ We expect a huge turnout on April 6.
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If you are on a mailing list for Democrat legislators, please pass back any news about upcoming town halls or other meetings.
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One final note: When you see Boomer Steed’s testimony you will realize what a great spokesman he is and will be. A great communicator. He will only improve. Boomer is constrained by his government employment. He’s actively seeking a new job. He would relish the opportunity to devote more time and effort to our cause.
His salary requirements are modest. Boomer lives in Vernon. If you can help Boomer find a good private sector job you would be helping us all. In his own words, Boomer’s short resume:
"I have truck class B license, forklift skills, warehouse, etc. More recent experience in communications, familiar with micro office, logistics, shipping, writing reports, supervisory experience, etc. …….. I'm going to go out tomorrow and Wed and see what's available locally. Knock on some doors."
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It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds. (Samuel Adams)
Pass the matches......
Palin Smith

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