Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL)
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
King Buffet, 3650 Kietzke
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Daily & Weekly
* Monday-Friday, 5:00-8:00 AM, 780 AM (KKOH) The Mitchell Show, with Ross Mitchell and Ryan, also live-streamed at HTTP://BIT.LY/14EQCG. Battling Liberals daily. Call in lines are 775-852-8255 or 800-564-5564.
* Monday-Friday, 3:00-5:00 PM, 780 AM (KKOH) Samantha Stone Show. Also live-streamed at HTTP://BIT.LY/14EQCG. Battling Liberals daily. Call in lines are 775-852-8255 or 800-564-5564.
* Thursdays (for the time being), 12:00noon, Scheels Conference Room (upstairs), In-Person Constitution Study Group, led by Richard “Dick” Westrup, 775-747-1238 or email@example.com
* Wednesday, 4:00pm, Constitution Study Group. Virtually, for now. Contact Bruce Parks for the link, 1NEVADAPATRIOT@GMAIL.COM.
* Thur, Feb 9, 11am Doors open. Atlantis, Republican Women of Reno (RWR), Program: Dignity Index with Tammy Pyfer and a Kennedy-Shriver, using Reno and RWR as a test field. Stay tuned to www.rwreno.org for registration info.
* Thur, Feb 9, 5:15 Social, 6:00 Dinner, 6:45 Program, The Club at Arrowcreek, The Hayek Group. Program: Alexandre Padilla, Mises Institute author exploring economic freedom and Metro State University (Denver) Economics Professor on Immigration and Freedom. $45/pp by 2/5. $50 at the door without reservation. https://www.thehayekgroup.org/event-immigration-and-freedom-february-9-2023/?mc_cid=9cec46b224&mc_eid=90dbf8fe3b
* Sat, Feb 11, 10:00 am, in the plaza with the BELIEVE statue, 10 N. Virginia, Reno City Plaza. For Nevada’s Children Rally – BELIEVE in Education.
* Sat, Feb 11, 12:30pm, 5295 Sun Valley Blvd (Sun Valley & 3rd, across from Dollar General). Washoe Patriots meeting. Program: Elizabeth “Beth” Lenz about the coming financial melt-down and Michelle Null about the GOP organization, working to fix school problems.
* Sat, Feb 11, 5:00pm, Atlantis, Republican Women of Reno (RWR), Freedom Cocktail Party featuring Scott Presler and Young Republicans. If you are over 50, you must bring someone under 50 with you. $29/pp. RSVP at www.rwreno.org/event-5083881.
* Mon, Feb 13, 4:00pm, Carson City Republican Party office, Citizen Lobbyist Workshop. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am, County Commissioners meeting, 1001 E. 9th St, Bldg A. https://www.washoecounty.gov/bcc
* Tue, Feb 14, 2:00pm, Washoe County School District trustees meeting, 425 E. 9th St.
www.washoeschools.net/Page/517#calendar751/20230225/event/192482 * Wed, Feb 15, 11:00-1:00pm, Atlantis, Washoe Republican Women (WRW). Check website for updates. https://washoerepublicanwomen.com/monthlymeeting or contact Kim Bacchus to RSVP: email@example.com
* Wed, Feb 15, 4:00-6:00pm, Washoe County Library Trustee Meeting, Sierra View Library. https://washoecountylibrary.us/about/board.phpecountylibrary.us/about/board.php
* Wed, Feb 22, 11:00am doors open; meeting 11:30-1:00pm, King Buffet, 3650 Kietzke, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). $21 for optional full buffet, beverage, tax and gratuity. To be on the agenda, please contact Carole Fineberg, firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-377-2155.
* Sat, Feb 25, 12:30pm, 5295 Sun Valley Blvd (Sun Valley & 3rd, across from Dollar General). Washoe Patriots meeting.
* Fri, Feb 25, 5:00-9:00pm, Boomtown Casino, Washoe County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner and dancing. This is the County Party’s biggest fundraiser all year. Keynote speaker – Seth Keshel, nationally known podcaster. Please support your local Party. $85/pp, full tables for $1K, $1.5K and $2K. www.washoegop.org to register.
* Tue, Feb 28, 10:00am, County Commission Chambers, 1001 E. 9th St, Bldg A. Show up in big numbers and let the Commissioners know your thoughts on Drag Queen Story Hour. If enough people show up, our 2 Conservative Commissioners have agreed to get this item placed on a future agenda. It’s important that we show how we deeply care about this issue.
* Wed, Mar 8, 11:00am doors open; meeting 11:30-1:00pm, King Buffet, 3650 Kietzke, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). $21 for optional full buffet, beverage, tax and gratuity. To be on the agenda, please contact Carole Fineberg, email@example.com or 805-377-2155. * Thur, Mar 9, doors open; Atlantis, Republican Women of Reno (RWR). Program: FAIR (Federation of American Immigration Reform) discussing the effects of illegal immigration on NV, which leads the nation in sex trafficking. Stay tuned to www.rwreno.org for registration info.
* Fri, Mar 10, 8:30am-12:30pm; Atlantis, Republican Women of Reno (RWR). Program: FAIR (Federation of American Immigration Reform) Several national speakers discussing the effects of illegal immigration on NV, which leads the nation in sex trafficking. $50 Early Bird before Mar 3 (+$1.50 credit card fee), $75 after March 3 (+$1.50 credit card fee). Register at https://rwreno.org/event-5074116 or call Cindy Sassenrath, 707-621-2009 to get mailing a check info.
* Sat, Mar 11, 12:30pm, 5295 Sun Valley Blvd (Sun Valley & 3rd, across from Dollar General). Washoe Patriots meeting.
* Wed, Mar 22, 11:00am doors open; meeting 11:30-1:00pm, King Buffet, 3650 Kietzke, Conservative Talk Lunch (CTL). $21 for optional full buffet, beverage, tax and gratuity. To be on the agenda, please contact Carole Fineberg, firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-377-2155.
* Sat, Mar 25, 12:30pm, 5295 Sun Valley Blvd (Sun Valley & 3rd,
across from Dollar General). Washoe Patriots meeting.
Paul White – From the WCSD Superintendent State of the District speech , these were the take-aways.
1) In response to some of the HS 98% failing a college –readiness test. We’re not doing our tests; so we’ll just stop testing or create our own.
2) Any hope for better learning for bringing our kids up to grade level, so we’re going to start celebrating level of improvement.
3) Dozens of teachers being assaulted on a daily basis… Superintendent is going to “reflect on that.”
4) #1 mission is to know the names of all 60K students in 103 schools in the district.
5) Drug use, beatings, stabbings, attempted suicides. Need more $$. This Saturday at 10:00am, at BELIEVE Statue in Downtown Reno, rally of Teachers, Parents upset with Sch Dristrict. Led by Union, teachers afraid to stand up and speak out.
6) Between 2000 and 2019, # of stud went up 7.5%; teachers went up 8.5%; administrators went up 87%.
7) 25-40% of HS girls have STDs. Gender confusion; promiscuity is expected to be rampant.
8) “WCSD is on the rise” direct quote from Superintendent. The only thing on the rise is drug use, promiscuity, absenteeism, lower test scores.
9) We need people to stand up with what they hear, what they know, what they have experienced. We need the TRUTH.
Lombardo has the authority to walk into the Legislature and say he has the proof that our schools are in a state of emergency and declare the State of Emergency. Even with a Dem majority in the Legislature, a State of Emergency can force the Legislature to act.
Fraud case against the entire state school system in the state regarding vouchers is moving forward, albeit slowly. They are gathering their data and building the case. Education is the product and we’ve been given a flawed, faulty, defective product. But parents, teachers, students need to stand up.
Start enforcing the laws on the books already (drugs are illegal, weapons are illegal, personal assault is illegal). Arrest the wrong-doers.
Tracey Thomas provided a document the Superintendent of Schools Susan Enfield published to explain her mission. [See the attachment]
Kate Vineyard – Sat, Feb 11, 5:00-7:00pm, Atlantis. Cocktail Party with Scott Presler. Scott has dedicated his life to Republicans all over the country. He will be here from Arlington, VA to discuss options we have with ballot harvesting. $29/pp includes 2 drinks and hearty appetizers. $32/pp at the door.
Janine Hansen, our favorite and hardest working lobbyist on our behalf in Carson City. Legislature started this week and we need to be armed and ready to do battle.
KINDS OF LOBBYISTS
There are four main kinds of lobbyists: 1) those who work for government and whose main interest is to increase the size of government and increase taxes; 2) those who work for corporations or businesses (even non-profit ones); 3) non-paid lobbyists for certain causes; 4) at home and citizen lobbyists (like you, showing up, or at home via email and phone). We live in Reno and it’s close to Carson. Showing up in person carries more weight than emailing or phoning.
BDR (Bill Draft Request). One simple sentence identifies what it’s about. A BDR becomes a bill when it has a number assigned to it. Legislative Counsel Bureau gives it a number.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BILLS
Assembly Bill (AB), Senate Bill (SB), AJR (Assembly Joint Resolution), SJR (Senate Joint Resolution), ACR or SCR are housekeeping measures.
THE PROCESS (how a bill becomes law)
1) First reading – not literally a full reading, but someone gives a summary of the bill. Once read, it is assigned to a Committee, based on what the bill is about.
2) Committee Chair – is like the dictator of the Committee. He can determine when it’s heard, who can testify, how much time it can get and even if it can be heard.
3) Bill sponsor presents the bill to the Committee
4) Testimony by lobbyists and the public (chairman reads the names of those who want to speak, pro or con)
5) Votes are usually scheduled for a later meeting called a Work Session, where the public is not allowed to speak. This is where bills are amended in Committee.
6) Chairman may call for a vote in the Committee. If it passes the bill goes to the entire house floor and awaits being called up by the Speaker of the Assembly or Senate Majority Leader. Or he may just let it die in the desk drawer.
7) Almost all bills must be passed by April 14 or they die. Bills needing funding (appropriations) or Resolutions do not have to pass on that day. Speaker of the Assembly or Senate Majority Leader may let the bill die deliberately and not call for a vote.
8) If the bill passes each house, it then goes to the Gov for signing. Resolutions don’t need Gov’s signature and Constitutional Amendments require two (2) legislative sessions passing it plus a public passing at the ballot box.
9) If the Gov vetoes the bill, it goes back to the Legislature for a veto override, which requires a 2/3 vote of both houses. We have 8 R Senators, so can uphold a veto if those Rs stick together.
Go to Carson, find the meeting room for the bill you want to comment on, sign in at the meeting room, (name, address, phone #, put whether you oppose or support a bill)). Opposing or supporting puts you on the record, even if you don’t speak. Secretaries usually ask for a business card so they get your info correct.
When you are called up, turn on the microphone, state your name and who you represent (your family, member of RWR, RMC, spokesperson for CTL). You will have only 2 minutes – make them count!
Address your comments to the Chair.
Thank you and turn off the mic.
You are not allowed to ask questions of the Committee.
You should not repeat what other(s) have said. Either say you name and state you agree with the person before you and add one sentence or come up with an entirely new angle to state.
SHARING YOUR COMMENTS FROM HOME
NELIS Nevada Electronic Information System www.leg.state.nv.us. You can write in and pick the bill you want to comment on, enter your BRIEF comments and perhaps a URL link.
You can watch the hearings live on the internet. Can’t testify that way, but you can send in your comments and watch.
You can track up to 10 bills at the same time free of charge or you can search and watch any bill you wish without tracking.
BDR – one sentence description
BDR (Classic) – look at the actual bill, who sponsored, date sponsored, what stage of intro that bill is in, when is the hearing, when is the vote, if it has passed already or not. The full text is in black. New language is in blue italics and the struck out language is in red italics with a strike-through [strike through] mark, so you will know what language is being added and what is being changed.
“Unfunded mandates” (usually oppose) means State is mandating the effects of this bill on cities and counties, without offering any $$ to help pay for it.
Nicholas St John – “I paid cash today for a reason” cards will be printed by Washoe Patriots. County Commission demands people go thru a metal detector. US Constitution says that anything against the US Const cannot be enforced by any County or City. Washoe Patriots is meeting this Saturday Feb 11, 12:30, 5295 Sun Valley Blvd (Sun Valley & 3rd, across from Dollar General).
Tracey Thomas – announced about Lincoln Day Dinner (LDD), Seth Keshel speaking and is working on a new project. Here is an excerpt from correspondence Tracey received from Seth Keshel’s project, which can be found at www.fourforthecore.com and emailed at email@example.com:
“At this time, we are currently in Phase One, which is outlined on our website at: www.fourforthecore.com
Phase One includes:
Going to your respective county meeting, asking the Elections Officials for their public record responses to the questions outlined on the website, gathering their responses, and reporting back.
PDFs are on the website for your use.”
[See the attachment about this project.]
Tracey announced a message from Valerie Fiannaca – please show up at County Commission on Feb 28 (10:00 am, 1001 E. 9th St, Bldg A) to speak out and urge them to stop funding the Drag Queen Story Hour. [See the attachment Call to Action.] Please show up.
Nicôl Herris – Tomorrow, Republican Women of Reno, Jim DeGraffenried (National Republican Committeeman from NV) will be speaking on what the State Party is doing.
LDD – Sat, Feb 25, 5:00-10:00pm, Boomtown, $85/pp. Support the Party. Register at www.washoegop.org.
FAIR – Fri, March 10, 8:30-12:30pm, Atlantis. Several nationally recognized speakers talking about immigration and the effects on NV (one of the most affected in the country). See the COMING SOON portion of this Summary or go to www.rwreno.org for info and to register.
Next Meeting – Wednesday, Feb 22, same time, same place.
“Patriots are not revolutionaries trying to overthrow the government of the United States.
Patriots are Counter-Revolutionaries trying to prevent the government from overthrowing the Constitution.
~ Thomas Jefferson