Thursday, July 31, 2014

grassroot guts


July 31, 2014
Help rally pro-family voters to the polls!

Dear Larry,

Every election is important. But if you’re concerned about faith and family, the 2014 midterms are shaping up to be critical.

You and I have what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this November to restore a family-friendly majority to the U.S. Senate.

Your gift today could help decide the outcome of 8 key Senate races.

As you read this, CitizenLink is putting a detailed plan into action to rally 1 million voters to the polls. We’ve identified these voters as strong, pro-family conservatives. They live in the 8 key states where the battle for the Senate will be fought the hardest.

I believe these voters share your values and want to see our nation return to her godly heritage. They could be enough to tip the balance in the midterms. But in past elections, these 1 million voters haven’t always shown up on Election Day.

CitizenLink can change that. But we need your help.

Each $2.80 you give will reach one pro-family conservative and motivate them to vote in this year’s crucial midterms.

Your support today will:
  • Put boots on the ground in key states like Louisiana, North Carolina and West Virginia - all of which are must-win states that will decide control of the Senate.
  • Get the facts about where the candidates stand into the hands of pro-family voters in those states, so they can make informed decisions about which candidates to support.
  • Mobilize pastors and churches to urge believers across the country to do their duty as biblical citizens - including the most basic duty of all, to vote.
  • Launch a massive Election Day outreach that will use mail, phone, door-to-door canvassing, email, and social and online media to maximize the pro-family vote.
Please give today for victory in November.

Remember, every $2.80 you give will rally one more pro-family conservative to the polls. And that’s one more vote for the values that really matter to you.

Thank you for helping today!

For Faith and Family,

Tom Minnery
Tom Minnery

Donate Now

YES on I-591

Protect Our Gun Rights
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Yes on 591

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, you’re sitting on ground zero of the gun rights fight for the 2014 election.

Unfortunately, I come to you with bad news.

The coalition of former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s billionaire elitists and anti-Second Amendment Rights crusaders are beating us financially, and in the polls.

Documents obtained by our campaign indicate they’ve raised more than $2.7 million to fund the ballot initiative fight in Washington State to further erode our right to keep and bear arms.

Our campaign has raised under $800,000 so far.

We’re losing ground.

But you can solve that by doing just a few small things. Here’s a small list of important actions we all need to keep repeating through the election this November.
  1. Tell your friends, family, re-post and re-email
Recruitment is a top priority of any campaign or political movement. We’re still finding people out there that either don’t know what’s going on, or don’t know what they can do. Please forward this e-mail to your friends and family. The more we increase our numbers and awareness, the better chance we have at winning.
  1. Register to vote at your current address
Yes, we’re still finding people that aren’t registered to vote or haven’t voted for a long time. If you didn’t get a primary ballot in the mail in the last couple of weeks, you are not registered to vote at your current address. You can register online now via the Washington Secretary of State website. It’s too late to vote in the primary if you’re not registered. But if you register immediately you will be able to vote on the ballot initiatives this November. Also, make sure your friends and family are registered to vote as well. It’s our right and a civic duty.
  1. Offer to help with a campaign event or fundraiser
Contact us and let us know if you’ve got access to a unique venue or place we could meet to hold campaign events.
  1. Make a contribution and volunteer
If you’ve already contributed and signed up to volunteer, thank you. Gun owners statewide and nationwide owe you a debt of gratitude. If Bloomberg and the rest of the anti-gunners are successful at stopping us here and rolling back our rights, they’ll do it in other states as well. As the campaign heats up, we’ll need as much help as we can get!
  1. Endorse
If you know a group, civic organization, or elected official (current or former) that hasn’t endorsed Initiative 591 yet, please encourage them to do so. There is an endorsement form on our website at the bottom of the endorsements page.
  1. Don’t get discouraged
We already know most of the mainstream media outlets won’t be on our side. That’s a given. Where we can make the most impact is in our own neighborhoods and community. If you want to distribute campaign materials, please contact us and we’ll make that happen.

In Freedom,

Phil Watson
Protect Our Gun Rights | Yes on 591
PS:  Today is the end of the month deadline to file financial reports with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission! Please help show the strength or our campaign with a donation if you’re able. Donations to ballot initiative campaigns in Washington State are not capped. So you can donate as much or as many times as you like.

Initiative 591 has been endorsed by:  Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Firearm Collectors and Shooters Association, Firearms Policy Coalition, Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Hunters Heritage Council, Second Amendment Sisters, Washington Arms Collectors, Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS), Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (WSLEFIA), Washington State Rifle and Pistol Association
Paid for by:  Protect Our Gun Rights | Yes on 591
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

Protect Our Gun Rights
12500 NE 10th Pl.,
Bellevue, WA 98005

Protect Our Gun Rights
Tel: (425) 454-4911
Fax: (425) 451-3959

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Freedom Update

Dear Larry,
Do you pay someone else for the privilege of having a job?
It seems an absurd question to ask in a supposedly free country, but the fact is that thousands of Washington workers are forced to make a choice every day between keeping their jobs and watching as their paychecks are docked to support candidates and causes with whom they have a fundamental disagreement.
Todd Hausman is just such a person. As a Washington state teacher, his choices are:
  • join the teachers' union as a full-fledged member, paying full member dues;
  • write a slightly smaller check to the union every month as a "representation fee"; or,
  • go into another line of work.
The Freedom Foundation tells Hausman's story in a compelling new television ad produced by our communications staff and now airing in the Bellingham market. You can view the ad for yourself below.
We think Todd Hausman makes a persuasive case about the tyranny of the union machine that dominates Washington state politics and we're proud to tell his story. We have to, really, because we're the organization that will. But we can't do it without your help.
Please take a few moments to watch the ad and decide for yourself whether exposing the injustice being imposed on public employees like Hausman, not to mention the damage done to your paycheck as a taxpayer, are worth exposing and eliminating.
We think you'll agree a donation to the Freedom Foundation is an investment in liberty that pays an incalculable dividends.
Thank you for all you do and all you will continue to do.
For Freedom,
Tom McCabe, CEO
Freedom Foundation

Leftist media reports errors - again.

Hamas Kills Own Citizens, Blames Israel.


Help us SHIFT WA back from the left.  

 Crazy liberals too often get away with putting their own agenda ahead of the citizens they represent.  The rhetoric coming from liberal candidates for the Washington State Legislature this year shows they are doubling down on their job-killing agenda.

How would you like to pay the price of a statewide $15 minimum wage, a $1.17 gas tax increase and an income tax? That's what we will all be doing if the liberals get their way.

SHIFT has made it our mission to expose the litany of assaults on Washingtonians that are outlined in the Washington State Democratic Party’s 2014 platform—the most jarring of them being the State Democrats relentless push toward a state income tax.

Despite the fact that a state income tax has been rejected by over 60% of the voters multiple times, Democratic candidates from all over Washington are running with the promise to draft the historically unpopular tax — voters be damned.

Help us fight the income tax with a contribution of $3 or more. We need your support.

Our ability to expose the liberal agenda and grow an army of volunteers ready to fight rests entirely with our readers.

When it comes to an issue as serious as this one, the need is even greater to get the word out to our friends and neighbors across the state about the aggressive liberal tax agenda.

Join the fight by making a financial contribution right away. We are entirely dependent upon the support of concerned conservatives like you.

Please consider making an important end-of-month contribution so together, we can SHIFT Washington in a better direction.

All the best,

- Josh, Matthew, Alyssa and the rest of the SHIFT WA team


Monday, July 28, 2014

Pro-LIFE News Pro-Life News Report

Monday, July 28, 2014

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit
Current Headlines

Top Stories
• Attorney General to Investigate Planned Parenthood Teaching Teen Girl S&M Sex
• Obama Nominates “Religious Freedom” Ambassador Who Called Protecting Hobby Lobby “Deeply Troubling”

• If You’ve Had an Abortion, You’re Forgiven. Trust Me, I Was Almost Aborted
• Newborn Comes Back to Life After Doctors Pronounced Him Dead

More Pro-Life News
• They Rejected Abortion When Told Their Baby Had a Major Medical Issue, Now Here He Is
• Planned Parenthood Prez Compares Protesting Abortion to Protesting Men’s Colonoscopies

• The Day My Mom Told My Siblings and Me She Had an Abortion
• Abortion Clinic in Kansas Shuts Down for Good After Routinely Violating State Law
• Congressman: It’s “Criminal” That Planned Parenthood Has Abortion Quotas
• Incredible 8-Year-Old Boy Helps His Disabled Little Brother Complete a Triathlon

• Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Having Students Bring Semen-Stained Tissues to Class for Art Project

• European Leader Suggests Euthanizing the Poor Instead of Providing Medical Care
• “Death Coaching:” Another Horrendous Story of Assisted Suicide as Man’s Body Found in City Park
• Liberals Would Force Hobby Lobby to Cover Abortion Drugs, is Forcing Doctors to Do Abortions Next?

• National Pro-Life Group Backs Pro-Life Tom Cotton Over Pro-Abortion Mark Pryor in Arkansas

• Planned Parenthood, ACLU Bankroll Effort to Stop Pro-Life Amendment 1 in Tennessee

Sunday, July 27, 2014

What's up with this?

How can people be so wrong headed?  

This so SO messed up...

Military banns troops from being honored by a Vacation Bible School.

Low Lights of last week brought to you by Shift

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Team —

Did you survive last week?

Thanks to our friends at WSDOT, traffic in Seattle came to a grinding halt while they narrowed I-90 to one lane. Naturally, they refused to reduce tolls on SR-520 to encourage some drivers to reroute. Check out some of the scenarios that could have alleviated the gridlock without causing the state to fail to cover their weekly debt payment for the 520 expansion.

To make matters worse, in the middle of the week President Obama decided to make an afternoon "ATM stop" with events in Seattle AND Medina. He was on the ground for just a few hours, but was able to further snarl traffic with an afternoon closure of 520 so he could get between events. He was raising money for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Senate Majority PAC, one super-PAC that President Obama is apparently okay with.

One can only presume Air Force One flew over the massive wildfire raging in Central Washington. After it landed, President Obama took Governor Inslee in his motorcade to the fundraisers, where Inslee was able to convince Obama to push his extreme climate change message. Obama claimed that the fires were caused by drought and precipitation patterns that resulted from climate change. No doubt, this fear-mongering was to appease California billionaire Tom Steyer, a mega-donor who has put millions into Washington state elections and will possibly do it again.

The other big news of the week is that four-term state representative Roger Goodman (D-45) has issues with viewing pornography on his government-issued computer and doesn't pay his court-ordered child support. This comes on top of the allegations of his then-wife that Goodman - an outspoken marijuana proponent - drove his children while under the influence.

We found it particularly unnerving that Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) named Goodman one of their "Legislative Champions" despite the allegations of impaired driving.

One lesson is this: If you're going to look at porn on your government computer, drive your kids stoned and refuse to pay child support... perhaps you shouldn't be in a position writing our laws. We'll leave that up to the good voters of the 45th District to decide.

We covered a lot more stories this week and you can read some of the more popular stories from last week below.

If you appreciate the work we do at SHIFT, please consider making an end-of-month contribution to help us cover our various expenses - paying our researchers, writers, website costs and online advertising.

Please give $5, $25, $50 or more to help ensure we can keep covering the stories that the mainstream media won't.


Matthew, Josh, Alyssa and the rest of the Shift WA team


Seattle socialist takes aim at rest of state - and
Democrats want to help
Sawant's lapse in socialist judgment
Seattle's socialist city councilmember Kshama Sawant failed to win the support of the King County Labor Council (KCLC) for her employee head and parking tax proposal. Sawant-along with colleague Nick Licata-sought to implement an employee head tax of up to $18 per year and increase the existing 12.5 percent parking tax rise to 17.5 percent in replacement of a sales tax hike provision in Mayor Ed Murray's latest funding package for Metro service in Seattle. [read more]
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Inslee gas tax scheme still adds up to $1 or more per gallon, says energy
Union threatens lives, Inslee takes its side
Washington state grain inspectors face threats of death - according to the head of the State Department of Agriculture - if they dare cross the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's picket lines at the Port of Vancouver. Unfortunately for these state employees, and an important Washington State industry, Jay Inslee is choosing to side with the union against our economy. [read more]
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Murray and Obama - the Buck Stops (Not) Here
Damn the voters, Democrats want an income tax now
Washington State voters defeated I-1098-a state-wide initiative that would have implemented a state income tax- in 2010 by a 28% margin. Unfortunately, as SHIFT reported in the past, 64% of Washingtonians voting against a state income tax is not enough to fend off Democrats. In its latest party platform, the Washington State Democratic Party described a state income tax as a "guiding principle," a goal for the future of Washington State. [read more]
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Centralia School District commits fraud, faces no real consequences
The Centralia School District (CSD) recently agreed to pay the Washington Health Care Authority a settlement sum totaling $372,000. Why is CSD forking over the six figure settlement? Because the district fraudulently managed Medicaid Administrative Match, a state program that "reimburses schools for time spent for referring eligible students and their families to Medicaid." [read more]
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The Lord's Baptist Church
11102 Yakima Avenue South
Tacoma, WA.  98444 
  God has blessed us over the years since TLBC was organized.  We organized five churches directly through this local church.  We presently have a full time Missionary working under the authority of TLBC in Ireland.  Come worship with us as we renew our strength in the Lord and PRAY for us if you can not join in and meet with us locally. 

Pastor: Larry J. Killion

For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Latest News:

(July 27, 2014)  

Sunday School Bible Study:  10AM  Brother Turner taught from Roy Mason's  book "The Church that Jesus Built."  Lesson 4. audio
Worship Service:  11AM  "God is not Fair"  by Pastor. audio
Afternoon Service:  1:30PM  Arm Chair Tour of Israel:  The Garden Tomb.  audio
   13 in attendance this morning.  Good to have Joseph and Lexah Thompson as first time visitors from Prairie, Idaho. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

She needs to go as soon as possible.

Not My Boss's Business: Ensuring Contraceptive Coverage in the Aftermath of Disastrous Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Ruling.

Not My Boss's Business quote 

Yep.  Think about what you are saying Patty.  Think.  Since it is NOT the Boss's business, why in the world would you want  to mandate that the Boss's MUST pay for contraceptives on demand in addition to abortion on demand??? 

Patty, don't you understand that the SCOTUS decision on the "Hobby Lobby" case was NOT about individual women's rights but about American Religious Liberty in general?  There is no need for the governmental central powers to insure contraceptive coverage to anyone.  For crying out loud, Patty.  Get a grip!  Contraceptives are freely available on almost every other corner on the main streets of our towns and cities.  Why in the world are you throwing such a hiss-fit on this thing?  YOU are going to ensure that women have the ability to make their decisions about their own health care?  GREAT!  REPEAL the Affordable Care act (so-called) for starters.  It is not affordable for our Nation and in many cases it does NOT give the care many of us already had at a better price.  GET OUT OF HERE.  Please! 

Central American Politicians see the problem but not D.C.

 Central American President blames U.S. policy for border surge, but politicians in Washington ignore.

It's amazing how leaders from other countries can clearly identify the cause for the ongoing border crisis, but most of ours here in Washington haven't a clue. In an interview with Time on Wednesday, and then again in a press conference on Thursday, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez blamed the lack of clarity in U.S. immigration policy as the true cause for enticing hundreds of thousands of Central Americans to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
In response to his statement, you can expect the pro-amnesty champions -- Pres. Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and the like -- to race to the nearest microphone in their call for "comprehensive immigration reform", but in reality, U.S. immigration law is pretty clear:
Any alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States without inspection shall be put into removal proceedings. But in 2011, the Obama Administration issued a set of memos, the "Morton Memos", that deferred any action against many classes of illegal aliens, and in 2012, his DACA directive granted work permits to younger illegal aliens.
And just this week, it was reported that 18 of 20 newly-arrived illegal aliens failed to show up for their immigration court hearing in Dallas. Again, U.S. law requires the aliens to be ordered removed if they fail to show for a hearing, but instead, Judge Michael Baird, who replaced a tougher judge earlier this year, granted new hearings for all 18.
The law is clear, but few in Washington acknowledge it or want to acknowledge it. Instead, the House working group formed by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) focused their recommendations this week on a 2008 law that deals solely with the processing of Unaccompanied Alien Children. We agree that the 2008 law needs to be changed, but it only addresses a fraction of the problem. According to the New York Times, only 1 in every 5 illegal border crossers this year is a UAC -- and it may be even less since the definition for UACs is being incorrectly applied by the Administration.
More than a dozen lawmakers in Washington, including the duo from Texas (Sen. John Cornyn & Rep. Henry Cuellar), have offered their own rewrites to the 2008 law. But only Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and a handful of cosponsors, have legislation that gets to the root of the problem -- the Obama Administration's granting of amnesty to large classes of illegal aliens. The Cruz/Blackburn bills would end Pres. Obama's 2012 executive amnesties and prevent future ones from taking effect. Don't forget that Pres. Obama has already promised to expand his 2012 directives to cover 5-6 million illegal aliens later this year.
Even Gang of Eight member, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), has came around after meeting with officials from Honduras and El Salvador.
Because the recent wave from Central America spiked after DACA was announced, it is in our interest to wind down this program.

-- Sen. Rubio on Thursday
Has Speaker Boehner come around? Based on reports of today's morning meeting, he's more focused on the recommendations set forth by the House working group and less on confronting Pres. Obama and his unwillingness to enforce immigration laws.
Your efforts in this fight continue to be amazing and have had an effect in moving the dialogue in Washington! Our focus this week was much more on phone calls since the situation is more urgent. Congress is scheduled to break at the end of next week for its month-long August recess, and Speaker Boehner will likely want to pass something before the break.
Please call your three Members of Congress and urge them to oppose any border plan that doesn't include a provision to end Pres. Obama's executive amnesties. We're also posting new faxes to your Action Board as we learn about new bills and cosponsorships, so continue to check your Board on a regular basis for any actions.

Freedom Update

Dear Larry, This week on The Freedom Update:
  • Unionized bureaucrats are the ones pulling welfare funds in Washington,
  • Police wrongdoing is protected by collective bargaining, and
  • SEIU Local 775 has begun allowing individual home health care workers to opt out of paying dues.
If you agree that no worker should be forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment, please share this video.
For more information, go to
Stay Informed,
David Bramblett, Creative Director
Freedom Foundation
P.S. For those of you who wish to go directly to the blog posts featured in this video, you can find them here:
  1. Welfare
  2. Police Wrongdoing
  3. SEIU Opt Out
Read The Freedom Update - Episode 30


Thursday, July 24, 2014

I am a Silver Member

Peace of mind is just a click away...
Dear Responsibly Armed American,

A lot can happen in 20 minutes…

Last night I received this email from a good friend,
and I think it’s worth passing on to you...

Hey Tim,

Last night my brother-in-law accidentally set off our security
alarm, and I missed the confirmation call, so the police were dispatched.

The response time was 20 minutes!

It got me thinking...

If it was a break in for the sake of stealing my stuff,
they would have really “made out like bandits.”

However, stuff can be replaced…

But what if it was a dangerous home invasion?

Just imagine…

Up to 20 minutes of protecting my wife and kids.

20 minutes to organize my young family, and shield
them against whatever those felons might throw at us.

20 minutes to stop the threat.

Tim, you know I can shoot a gun pretty darn well.

But I’ve been laying awake at night
running scenarios over and over in my head...  

And I have to admit, I don’t want to ever be forced to shoot someone.


The thing is, I’m NOT afraid to do whatever is necessary to protect my loved ones.

Any logical person who cares about his family will do that.

Mostly, I’m afraid of what happens after I shoot someone.

Frankly, legal stuff scares me.

I don’t trust our elected officials or the current legal system.

So when you sent me that email - the one about how you now
provide members with up to $1.1 million dollars of protection…

A huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.

So I just want to take the opportunity to thank you.

Thank you for protecting us financially, for protecting
our rights, and for being a true American.

All the best,


This short letter really was encouraging to me.
You see, every morning every single USCCA member
gets out of bed knowing that if today happens to be the day that
they'll be pulled into an encounter where they'll have to use their firearm...

...they can rest assured that they're backed by the
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Don't leave your future and your freedom in the hands of
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Take care and stay safe,

Tim Schmidt
President | USCCA

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Life at Conception

From the desk of Senator Rand Paul

Dear Larry,

I'm thankful for every signature added to the Life at Conception Act petition.

In just the last few months, hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans have added their names to the petition, urging Congress to pass a Life at Conception Act to put an end to Roe v. Wade.

And let me tell you, it's working!

In the last few months, the National Pro-Life Alliance has added 19 new cosponsors to the Life at Conception Act.

So if you haven't signed the Life at Conception Act petition already, please do so by clicking here

If you have already signed it, please forward this email to everyone you know.

Let your friends and relatives know that the Life at Conception Act would put an end to Roe v. Wade and the 1.6 million lives lost every year to abortion.

Ask them to take just a moment of their time to sign the Life at Conception Act petition.

So please, click here to forward this email right away.

On the forward page there is a box for you to enter a personal message.  Please add a note so those you send it to know what the email is.

Collecting petitions has proven to be a crucial element in building support for the Life at Conception Act.

So forwarding this message to even a few people will make a large impact!

I hope I can count on you today.

Please click here to forward this email.

For more information on the Life at Conception Act and why the petition is so important, please read my email below.


Rand Paul,
United States Senator