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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Info on WATAUGA GOP HQ OPENING

(Received from Watauga GOP)

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Watauga County GOP Headquarters Grand Opening

August 22, 2012

WATAUGA COUNTY REPUBLICAN HEADQUARTERS GRAND OPENING SATURDAY 11am

THE GRAND OPENING OF OUR HEADQUARTERS WILL BE SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th, 11am, AT THE SHOPS AT SHADOWLINE SHOPPING CENTER(aka Harris Teeter shopping center). CONGRESSWOMAN VIRGINIA FOXX WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER AND FORMER NC GOP STATE CHAIRMAN JIM HASTINGS WILL BE THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES. EVERYONE IS INVITED. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. FLY YOUR FLAG AND VOTE GOP !!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Foscoe Hot Dog Dinner
August 23, 5:30-7:30pm
RSVP to Bobbie Byrd
(828)963-5361

Blue Ridge/Mutton Crossing Hot Dog Dinner
August 28, 6:30-8:30pm
RSVP to Jim Merchant
(828)262-0312

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66 comments:

NewGuy said...

The local GOP is hosting a hot dog dinner at the Grandfather Community Center in Foscoe...tomorrow (thursday) at 5:30 PM.

Everyone is invited to attend. It's a good chance to meet the local Republican candidates and to get answers to any questions you may have about their positions on things. Call Bobbie Byrd at (828)963-5361 to let them know if you plan to attend.

A second similar event is scheduled in the Bamboo Road area next week:

Blue Ridge/Mutton Crossing Hot Dog Dinner
August 28, 6:30-8:30pm
RSVP to Jim Merchant
(828)262-0312

guy faulkes said...

I wonder if I am still welcome as I am no longer a Republican.

NewGuy said...

Yes, Guy...You are very welcome! These events are to reach out to all potential voters, not just Republicans.

Johnny Rico said...

Guy, did you enroll as an Independant? Fantastic. I'm a registered Independant too. I was sick of RINOs who little better than the liberal socialist sheep Democrats. In fact, many RINOs are worse than liberal Democrats.

Virginia Foxx and Richard Burr are two reasons I became an Independant. If you remember, Virginia Foxx worked with the liberal Blowing Rock Town Council (the same council who recently voted to restrict your gun rights in parks) during the infamous Blowing Rock Land Trade.

To refresh some memories here, the Blowing Rock Land Trade involved the Town of Blowing Rock secretly buying 190 acres from the nature conservancy well outside the Blowing Rock Town limits. What made this purchase stunning, was the fact that a certain Town Councilmember owned a home overlooking the 190 acres. This towncouncilwoman was an ardent anti-hunter. Immediately after the 190 acre purchase the Blowing Rock Police began harassing hunters who hunted on Forest Service lands adjacent to the 190 acres as the Town believed they controlled NC Game Lands as well.

Hunters complained and got nowhere so they went to Virginia Foxx and her henchman Aaron Whitener. Foxx wouldn't talk to the hunters and had Whitener listen to their complaints. Then, in RINO fashion, Foxx invited the Town of Blowing Rock to testify on Capitol Hill regarding the purchase of the land which they all of a sudden wanted to trade to the Blue Ridge Parkway in exchange for 15 acres at the current town resevoir. Hunters were not advised by Foxx of the capitol hill action until 15 hours before it took place. The Town ended up trading the land to the Forest Service and Blowing Rock hunters lost out on yet another place to hunt. Way to go Virginia Foxx.

Richard Burr backed up Foxx when the Senate heard the same bill a few months later. Burr invited the Blue Ridge Parkway to speak, but prevented hunters and sportswomen from testifying. Typical RINO.

And thus, I registered as an Independant.

Way to go Guy if you are an Independant now.

Johnny Rico

Anonymous said...

Blogger, we need to get rid of LPOV's anonymous post at 9:08.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:54 that post is not LPOV's it is mine. Whats wrong strike a nerve by not agreeing with your point of view?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, it looked like LPOV's post because it hasn't got any relevance to the thread. I understand that many liberals use change the subject trolling tactics, so its hard to determine who they are when they only post a link and nothing to judge their written style with. From your brief second post, it would appear you may be one of the LPOVs but its hard to tell.

It wouldn't do any good to try to get you to stay on topic because your only reason for posting is to hurt the blog by trolling instead of acting like a responsible person.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:39 The post actually does have a lot to do with the thread being about republicans, as republicans are the no abortion even after a rape party.

Anonymous said...

What does it have to do with the GOP opening?

Anonymous said...

I bet most republicans would have made an exception for your mother anonymous, if they had only known what an ass you were going to turn out to be!

anonymous said...

Anon 9:34 your such a tough guy online talking about my deceased mother

Anonymous said...

ampm 946 Your -(well actually, you're) such an idiot guy who doesn't have sufficient reading comprehension to realize I was talking about making an exception so your mother could have aborted you and saved the world from at least one idiot! You do make a good case for abortion!

Trolls who come onto a website to make off topic posts intended to sidetrack discussion should at the very least have their posts aborted.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:08 thanks for catching my typo there is not editing of posts here other then censoring them, so i could not correct it.

You deride me for being an anon poster yet you yourself post under the pseudonym of anonymous.

I would be more then happy to discuss my poor grammer skills, and the need to have been aborted in person if you would like.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:08
correct me if i am wrong but my original post has everything to do with the republican party, as they are the party who has tried repeatedly to make abortion illegal in any case including rape or incest.

Am i mistaken in which of the two major parties has sponsored such legislation ?

Anonymous said...

Ah...so you concede the intellectual argument then?

I didn't deride you for being anonymous. I derided you for being a troll and a fool. You come onto a thread wgere conservatives are talking about an upcoming event. Not being smart enough to contribute to the conversation and yet just having to do SOMETHING, ANYTHING! to disrupt the conversation others are having, you post an off topic link on another subject. It's obvious you have no intent, nor any ability , to engage in a serious discussion on these pages so you decide you will just try to disrupt things with clumsy, unoriginal links to unrelated topics.

You argue that Republicans wouldnt approve abortions for any reason...Yet, as I point out, many of us would have made an exception in your case.

You keep proving the point!
There is a web stie called BOONE TOPIX where others of you ilk and level of intelligence meet to grunt and babble about things ...you might fit in better there and I'm sure you would be welcome.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11;54 I was right about you. I offered to meet and discuss my posting a topic i thought appropriate about republicans and abortion. I also offered to meet to discuss why i should have been aborted.
Yet you just rant and rave.

I wonder if you will be as rude to me in person or if your just an internet tough person hiding behind the shield of anonymity the web provides? I will buy the 1st round of drinks or coffee or soft drinks. Please just say where and when.

Anonymous said...

Anon...it's pretty obvious that you don't have the intellect or the writing skills to participate in any meaningful way here. Maybe you could look up LPOV and you and he could hang out togeather somewhere and talk about how tough you are?

Blogger, we really don't need this kind of trolling here, do we?

Anonymous said...

anon 11:54 you were right!

Anonymous said...

Anon you call me a troll? You say i should have been aborted and use my dead mother in a post here. You swear at posters here and talk a tough guy/gals game.

But when i offer to have a civil conversation with you face to face on why i do not deserve to be alive you call me a troll.

I am crying here i am laughing so hard at you. And that goes for the censors too.

Anonymous said...

I swear at posters here? I don't think so but it is possible I may have slipped at one time or another. Mind pointing an example out to me?

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:39 I will be happy to print them out and show them to you. Where and when can we meet to do that ?

Anonymous said...

On this blog is the place. The time is now.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:39 the time and place will have to be in real life with you.

Make it public invite all the posters here I am sure they might want to see it. We can make it a party.

NewGuy said...

http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/-Watauga-GOP-hosts-HQ-grand-opening-id-008825

Check out article (above) on Watauga Democrat about the Grand Opening today.

Anonymous said...

They might enjoy seeing it, but you would not. Don't ask for more than you can handle.

What's the matter, can't you find anything to post?

NewGuy said...

Another article about today's opening ...this one by Jesse Wood of High Country Press....

http://www.hcpress.com/news/speakers-at-watauga-gop-headquarters-grand-opening-this-is-the-most-important-election-in-our-lifetime.html

Worried Republican in Deep Gap said...

While we sit here and bitch at each other, the Democrats are eating our lunch with their cash mob project. I'm serious about that.

Anonymous said...

Republicans probably had 4or 5 times as many people show up for their hot dog dinner Thursday than the Democrats did for their cash mob event.

Even Pam W. was complaining in the Watauga Democrat about the coverage they did for the GOP Grand Opening and for ignoring their shopping "event".



NewGuy said...

I would absolutely NOT sell the Dems short here! It isn't the number of party loyalists and regulars that turn out for an event, it's the impact that event might have on voters!

Local Democrats are a hard working and dedicated group - and they have been effective in generating liberal votes here in a conservative county.

Republicans are going to have to work to win this election!

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:26 are you making a veiled threat? That is your style i know. But i suggested a public meeting so you could explain to me why i should have been aborted and to show you the swearing in print you asked for . My offer still stands say when and were and i will be there.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous. I am a straight ticket republican voter, but I also believe in telling the truth. I admit I wasn't at the grand opening but for about 15 minutes yesterday because I had a very busy day, but there was no where near that many people at headquarters. We were a good group, but we were small. I agree with the Republican from Deep Gap that the DemoRATS cash mob is very successful. People I know know about it and talk about it. Let's just admit they've got something good going there and beat them at their own game. NewGuy is right. They work it all the time. We seem behind the eight ball a lot of times.

Opoib said...

The Democrats here in Watauga have a very effective tool in the shopping local/support campaign they are doing.

You can say oh the republicans had a great turn out for hot dogs and rhetoric.

But when a store owner and his family and his employees and their family see dollars going in to their pockets and the economy, that is a strong motivator come election day.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:46 the reason i was not posting last night was that i was out trying to commit as many of the seven deadly sins in one night as i could.

Solely for the purpose of offsetting the political self righteousness of the MAG 7 to level the karmic playing field

Anonymous said...

Let's all be honest about this. People would far rather hear about how we nicely announced our political talking points yesterday than hear about 70 Democrats who showed up to spend money at local businesses yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Is that what they are claiming, 70?

Wow! Wonder how come the pictures in the paper only showed about 15 or 20?

Johnny Rico said...

OploPLOP! said:

"The Democrats here in Watauga have a very effective tool in the shopping local/support campaign they are doing"

Oh, are you talking about the hundreds of people they caused to shop at Chic Fil A? Yes, that was a pretty smart move on the Demoturds.

LOL!!!

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

Bryson Giglioni

Anonymous said...

LMAO!!!

Anonymous said...

NewGuy, I am not selling them short. I am only making the point that they didn 't get the publicity their event was designed to get. Read the comments in the Watauga Democrat and you will see them complaining that the Republicans got coverage and they didn't.

Results matter. Point to the Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Funny thing is, no one is talking about our hot dog lunch. Everyone's talking about the shopping mob.

Why don't we start doing this?

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:26 are you making a veiled threat?

No, I as responding to the not so vield threat you made.

Johnny Rico said...

liberal socialist sheep pov said:

"Why would local Democrats work so hard for the freedom of a minority, education, clean environment, fair wages, honest government, economic justice,woman's reproductive rights, Human rights, fewer wars"

Let's break this down a bit for the "challenged" pov (notice lower case.

1. Freedom of minority - which minority isn't free? Are you talking about inner city blacks who are treated as slaves when it comes to excercising their 2nd Amendment Rights. Have you watched the video entitled "No Guns for Negros" yet? The Republicans, under Lincoln, freed the slaves, remember?

2. Education. Good one. Liberal child rearing practices, in conjunction with "progressive" teaching methods, have made our schools the laughing stock of the world. We have plenty of models to choose from. Take Japan for example. Jap kids are disciplined, intelligent and curteous. They are also whipped liberally in school. Spare the rod, spoil the child. Notice that when liberals took religion out of public schools, they started going down hill? LOL!!!

3. Clean environment. Yes, especially Al Gore and his use of fossil fuels to power his mega-mansion. Funny how liberals forget that conservatives have done more for the environemnt than any other group. The Pittman-Robertson Act has purchased, and protected, millions of acres of wildlife habitat. On the local level, hunters pay to manage wildlife and even feed the hungary. And what do liberals do you might ask? They build a maze of trails across Grandfather Mountain and turn a once pristine wilderness into a trampled environment full of people. Good job liberals. LOL!! This is getting fun.

4. Fair wages. So destroying the living wage is making it fair? How's that you dolt? Illegal aliens, protected by liberals, have destroyed the living wage for Americans over the past 10 years. American carpenters saw their wages reduced from 30 per hour to less than 15 due to illegal aliens. And liberals like POV sheep think this is fair? Talk about one screwed up belief system.

5. Honest Govt. LOL!! Is this the government that spend millions in Las Vegas and then makes videos making fun of their own excesses. Or maybe the married Secret Service agents railing whores in Central American and then not paying them? Or maybe passing a bill you haven't read through Congressional proceedure when a majority of Americans were against it. Or, and this is a biggie, TRAFFICKING GUNS INTO MEXICO THAT WINDED UP KILLING A BORDER GUARD AND THEN CLAIMING EXECITIVE PRIVLEDGE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. Yeah, pretty honest govt. we have under liberals (you)

6. Fewer wars. We are still fighting two that you liberals were protesting 4 years ago. Not to mention Libya where we assisted in the assanation of another countrie's leader. Oh, and installing a radical sect of govt. in Egypt (Muslim Brotherhood) and calling it a good thing. Yeah, we are sure bound for fewer wars with this type of foreign policy. LOL!!!

The list goes on and on, but I won't because you're intelligence begets much less than this.

Balls in your court idiot. LOL!!

Your ole pal

Claire Lesman

Johnny Rico

PS Stings don't it

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:57 I made no threat just a invitation to meet in public to discuss why I should not have been allowed to come to term and live in the world today.

My offer still stands name a time and place and invite all the readers here to join you so you can explain that to me.

Anonymous said...

Because a blog is used for anonymous political comment that won't be used to cause boycotts of my business.

Your tone in asking for a personal meeting is a threat plus the fact you can post anything you want here. In my opinion it was a threat until you were warned not to ask for something you couldn't handle. That made you change your tone.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that what they are claiming, 70?

Wow! Wonder how come the pictures in the paper only showed about 15 or 20?

Can someone direct me to this picture? I can't find any discussion in the paper. I did notice our grand opening turned up on page 10 in the Watauga Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Story on Cash mob up on high country press.

http://www.hcpress.com/politics/watauga-county-democratic-party-cash-mob-two-local-businesses-on-saturday-spending-nearly-3000.html?fb_action_ids=10152068143485174&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map={%2210152068143485174%22%3A10151191396430777}&action_type_map={%2210152068143485174%22%3A%22og.likes%22}&action_ref_map=[]

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:20 do not flatter your self. Our meeting in public can go how ever you want it.

We can have a adult conversation on why you believe I should have been aborted . Or we can take it in the tone your threat makes.

I am afraid of no one. I changed no tone, my offer to you still stands as it always has meet me in person with or with out an audience and explain why I do not deserve to be alive.

A physical altercation if that's what you seek can only have one winner, what side of that equation you happen to come out on has many variables but none that I am afraid of you on.

I did not start with the threats and accusations you did. I would just like to discuss them in person not from the safety of an anonymous screen name.

Not by one who plays god by deciding who should have been allowed to live or not.

Anonymous said...

Indeed you did start the threats. And by the way, I am anti abortion.

If you wish to go public, all you have to do is publish your name and address.

We'll see if you are scared or not.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:33, Your correct one one thing I was the 1st to invite you to meet in public to tell me why I should not have been allowed to be born. That offer has, was, and will still stand.

It will continue to until you have the courage to face me, the one you say should be dead.

This can easily be resolved one of two ways you name the time and place and we meet, or you could admit here your just blowing smoke up your own backside on a blog to make yourself look tough.

Anonymous said...

Where did I ever say you should be dead? I have never done so.

I did say if you try physical violence as you suggested you would, you might not like the result as people have a right to defend themselves.

Where is your name and address, hero?

Anonymous said...

Cowardly anon 3:15, you claimed I should have been aborted. Is aborted not dead ?

Again just say where and when 1st round is on me . Bring please bring a crowd to see our discussion.

I promise when we meet in public I will wear a name tag with my name and address on it care to d the same ?

Anonymous said...

Cowardly anon 3:25,Ii am far from a hero, just someone who wants to be told to his face why he should have been aborted.

What does putting my name and address here have to do with us meeting? I did not ask you for your information, just a time and place to meet.

Johnny Rico said...

Liberal socialist sheep pov,

I just answered six of your silly questions. No repy? That means, yes, you guessed it, I WON!!!

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

PS Blogger, I feel another round of deleted posts coming for our broken record friend. LOL!!!

Johnny Rico said...

Still waiting pov. Or maybe you could have OploPLOP! answer for you. LOL!!

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

Anonymous said...

Wrong anonymous, Hero. I did not make that post. If I wanted you dead, I would have told you so because you deserved it for some crime, not as a baby.

You are the one that wanted a man to man confrontation, so why would you be shy about posting your name and address?

Anonnymous said...

Anonymous coward 9:38 what does my name and addres have to do with us meeting in person? I said I would wear a name tag stating both when we meet.

Again you said I should have been aborted that's saying I should not be alive.

I am done with you unitl you either admit your a coward who wont meet face to face to say what he will on a blog, or we meet. It is one of the other no choice C.

Choose choice a, or choice b, either your a blow hard coward who spouts off on blogs or your a man who will say it to my face. You decide which it is.

Amused said...

Anon 9:39 It looks like your bluff was called and now your back pedaling to me.

Opoib said...

Look at this Republicans are not all pro big business here is 9.4 billion worth they want to end.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/27/us-usa-campaign-porn-idUSBRE87Q1A620120827

Anonymous said...

Opoib who said that they wanted you to be aborted? I'm sorry but this whole thing is getting too confusing for me to follow!

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:39 It looks like your bluff was called and now your back pedaling to me.

August 28, 2012 11:07 AM

Nope, I never said he should be aborted. I am beginning to wonder if he should be institutionalized.

Amused, how can you tell one anonymous from another? It looks to me like you spoke before you thought.

How do you know your Hero friend didn't make that post?

For instance I did not post the last one about Opoib.

Anonymous said...

i am the only anonymous posting here. Its only me and my invisible friends, nobody else.

Anonymous said...

No i am the only anonymous poster but the censors here keep changing my name on my posts.

Opoib said...

Anon 2:39 I did not make any posts in this thread , Here is the original post saying somebody should have been aborted and the reply.

Anonymous said...
I bet most republicans would have made an exception for your mother anonymous, if they had only known what an ass you were going to turn out to be!
August 23, 2012 9:34 PM

anonymous said...
Anon 9:34 your such a tough guy online talking about my deceased mother
August 23, 2012 9:46 PM


I and Amused both seem to be entertained by this. I like it when an I.T.G a "internet tough guy" gets called to task for their braggadocio and then can not back it up.

I hope the meeting happens in public and is announced. I for one will certainly attend.

Opoib said...

Anon 2:39 I misstated my self to you. I did not post about saying somebody's mother should have had an abortion so that a person alive now would not be so. Even I am not that big an ass.

I did post about the republicans wanting to shut down 9.4 billion dollars of our economy.
So yes I posted in the thread just not on the topic you speak of.

Johnny Rico said...

OploPLOP!,

You failed to answer my questions. You inability to answer speaks volumes about your ethical and moral foundations. A house without a strong base, won't last long. LOL!!! Truth stings a bit don't it? LOL!!

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

PS PLOP!, did you watch the video entitled "No Guns for Negros" yet?

Adrienne said...

Is that what they are claiming, 70? Wow! Wonder how come the pictures in the paper only showed about 15 or 20?

Anonymous said...

Way to keep on top of what's happening in the news, adrienne!
Did you hear we had early voting in Watauga?