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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Muskegon GOP business meeting recap. + Monday Madness

Muskegon GOP business meeting recap.

Crowd was a little less than normal. (15 or so) Fred Bertch was the only new face. Chairman Farhat brought up the idea again of us doing the food pantry truck. He gave an impassioned plea about us doing it; most seemed to like the idea. He said he’d set it up.

I brought up the idea of making yard signs not for candidates but for the Muskegon GOP and putting them in our yards just to attract new members. I passed out pics of Joan Runnels holding their Lake County sign that she claims went over pretty good. And that she got some new members out of it. Our Sec. Stuart Peterson asked David if he was appointing me to be the point man on checking out the costs etc. David said he would check into it himself.

The angst out there in the general public is a real thing; the continuing growth of the “Tea Party” thing is proof enough. Whether the GOP can tie into some of that is a question that is far from answered. Like any top down organization they are looking at how to exploit the “tea partiers”. Not a great idea when the movement is based on the anger of being exploited. We should be trying to help them. We should be trying to set up co-sponsored events, like town halls, or candidate forums.

Anyway Fred gave a pretty good synopsis of the Tea Party movement in Muskegon and Grand Rapids. Our Vice Chair Susie Hughes thought we could get our events listed on their calendar. The “ask not what I can do for you, but what can you do for me” won’t fly too far with the Tea Partiers.

Anyway, our 2nd Monday Madness attendance was about ½ of the first one. We did have a lively discussion however about the Wastewater system and the whole concept of how water will play a crucial role as a commodity in the future.

I apologize for not taking any Pics; as my camera quit working, and I was a little dispirited.

I think it more essential than ever to find and help out any conservative candidate. Also I think it more essential than ever to volunteer for conservative groups and causes. Some effort still needs to be put into getting the Republican party to change. There are only so many hours in the day so act accordingly.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

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