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My rebuttal to Paul Neumier slamming tea party/Ron Paul supporters

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Constitution, Corrupt Politics, First District, FirstGOP, Michigan Republicans | 0 comments

Published August 12, 2014 | By Andrew Hulbert I want Paul to know that his  local party has been fed up with his and Judy’s controlling ways for years.  This isn’t coming from me or tea party folks, many have confided this to me.  They call it Paul’s private Republican Party.   You say things unravelled, that is because there have been saboteurs working in the background.  When carol became chair all your minions stopped participating.  This was a concerted effort to set her up to fail.   You said we would use your trailer for the parade and you had a guy that would paint an outhouse for the float,  Well that never happened.  When discussing moving the fair booth outside you were fine with the location and the dunk tank. I specifically remember pulling up the fair map and you agreeing that would be a good location.  You were bothered with how little traffic was generated inside the Ruth butler building the year prior.  Then somehow it came out that we were strange for wanting it outside.    You held secret candidate fund raisers hosted by the delta county Republican Party and didn’t bother to invite any officers of  the delta county Republican Party.   You know that Jesse Osmer broke bylaws to strip me and  my wife’s voting rights on the executive committee.  Instead of speaking up and fighting for what was right,you turned a blind eye and took a seat that was gained by malfeasance.   Recently a new delta county republican party  website was created and called the “real” one.   Did you forget I created a profile for you to post whenever you desire?    Although at times we don’t agree, the actions of you and the old guard are that of questionable character.  It’s clearly understood that conservatives aren’t welcome in your inclusive party, unfortunately that does nothing for the Republican Party. Paul neumiers rant posted to facebook (funny he will want my post deleted yet this is acceptable) My Fellow 1st District Republicans, When I first took the helm of the Republican Party in Delta County in 1993, we had no Republican representation in Lansing as the U.P. was declared, and treated, as a safe haven for Democrats. Other than Congressman Bob Davis, we could just not win an election. Over the course of the next twelve years I, along with many really wonderful, respected people in this community, built our local party into an organization where we could not only get good people to run on our ticket, but that we could actually win some of those races. Proof of this is State Senator Tom Casperson who defeated Lori Stupak, Congressman Bart Stupak’s wife, in his very first race. I can honestly say that I was instrumental in that victory. From that time forth, we managed to get many other good, well intentioned candidates running on our ticket. Of course, not all of them won. After 2005, I stepped down as chair and became less active in politics until the Ron Paul/Tea Party contingent’s assault on many of our state county organizations. In 2012, Delta County, along with Marquette and Houghton, were taken over by a group of Tea Party/Ron Paul activists who were never interested in building an organizational base from which good people could run for office. They were strictly interested in using our party organizations to promote their own personal agendas with their own personal candidates. Over the next two years these county parties and the politically naive individuals controlling them unraveled, leaving a mess for others to clean up and rebuild. Unfortunately, they have one remaining hope, and that is Allan Arcand, a young man from Dickenson Delta County GOP who is making a primary challenge against Congressman Dr. Dan Benishek. Arcand actually seems to be a pleasant enough person when you meet him. Unfortunately, he has aligned himself with people of questionable reputation and the nasty, burnt earth campaign that they are waging against Congressman Benishek. Arcand will be tainted by his association with these disreputable people and this will win him no support from any Independents or mainline Republicans whose support is needed to win this seat. On the top of Arcand’s diseased totem pole of supporters is none other than Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, whose most recent comments almost make him appear homophobic. Next on this losers list is two-time felon, Randy “The Oaf” Bishop, who lumbers around Republican Party events with his red face flushed with anger, attempting to intimidate those of us who have a different perspective of politics and what our goals should be. Often, we have the same goals, but we are diametrically on opposite poles of the spectrum at how we should go about achieving them. Third, is none other than former State Committeeman Doug Sedenquist, who was just convicted of two felonies and who still faces additional charges in Michigan and Wisconsin. Perhaps, he can get “re-educated” in prison. Arcand was almost out of campaign funds less than two months ago. So, my question now is who is paying for his current tidal wave of spending, especially these extremely nasty ads and robo calls about Dr. Benishek? Is it Democrats, trying to influence our primary by helping a weaker candidate who they believe that they can easily defeat in the general election? This is what the Democrat Party did in the Missouri Senate primary in 2012. The voting public needs to consider Dr. Benishek’s entire career and also review his entire voting record, rather than focus on one particular item in a bill or listen to one disgruntled patient, who might not have taken his advice to begin with. Dr. Dan has won two previous contested races and we need to support him once again. We must not lose this seat! Paul Neumeier Delta County

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Motorcycle and car collide

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Accidents in Baraga County, Keith Almli in the News | 0 comments

Motorcycle and car collide

 | L’ANSE – A 59-year-old man remains hospitalized after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on US-41 in the Village of L’Anse on Sunday at 7:35 p.m. According to the Michigan State Police, the man was travelling on US-41 when his motorcycle collided with the car, driven by a 17-year-old from Baraga. The driver of both vehicles and a passenger in the car were taken to Baraga County Memorial Hospital. The man riding the motorcycle was later taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment, according to police. Both people in the car have been treated and released. The MSP say the incident is still under investigation, and there is no information yet on the cause of the crash.   Source:  http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=902527#.UyFjovldUwo

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Your Defending Fathers – Sound clip from 3/25/2013

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Brian Sommerfield, Trucker Randy, Yourdefendingfathers | 1 comment

Trucker Randy and Brian Sommerfield comment about various topics in the Upper Peninsula, and they comment about how I’m in the sticks.. lol Play wav     http://yourdefendingfathers.us/  

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I support local control over medical marijuana dispensaries -

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in 110th State Rep, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, Scott Dianda | 0 comments

I support local control over medical marijuana dispensaries -

  I recently send an e-mail to Diandas office concerning HB 4271 of 2013 “A bill to regulate medical marihuana provisioning centers and other related entities; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities; to provide immunity for persons engaging in certain activities in compliance with this act; to prescribe penalties and sanctions and provide remedies; and to allow the promulgation of rules.”   http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billintroduced/House/pdf/2013-HIB-4271.pdf    My letter to Dianda:   “Feb 26, 2013 Representative Scott Dianda Cora B. Anderson House Office Building, Room S-1489 124 North Capitol Avenue Lansing, MI 48909-7514 Dear Representative Dianda, The initiative creating Michigan’s medical marijuana law passed in 2008 with an overwhelming 63% of the vote and more than 50% in every county. Unfortunately, some state officials who were opposed to the initiative when it passed have done everything they can to undermine it. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled against dispensaries in the McQueen case, patients need legislators like you to stand up for them. Fortunately, a bill has been introduced that would explicitly recognize, and strictly regulate, medical marijuana dispensaries in cities that allow them. The bill, HB 4271, is being sponsored by a Republican, Mike Callton. Rep. Callton has a background in providing treatment to people with chronic pain issues, and the bill was developed in consultation with other members of the House Judiciary Committee. It’s a sound proposal that sets sensible standards for security and safety and allows local municipalities to regulate dispensaries further or prohibit them entirely. Please let me know where you stand on HB 4271, and thanks for your time. Sincerely, Mr. Keith Almli 16816 Skanee Rd Lanse, MI 49946-9021 ”   — Diandas office replied:   “Dear Mr. Almli, Thank you for contacting my office. I have read Rep. Callton’s bill and like many of its provisions. I like that it establishes local control by allowing communities to decide whether they want medical marijuana distributors within their limits. Local governments that do say Yes to dispensaries can choose how they want to license facilities, and whether or not to mandate medical marijuana testing for mold or other impurities. The bill also sets forth some basic and fair restrictions, like limiting advertising for marijuana, prohibiting consumption on-site, ensuring that distributor employees are over 21 years of age, and ensuring that distributors will not be within 1,000 feet of schools. I will continue to follow this legislation and look forward to hearing testimony on the bill. I am ready to consider any legislation that would provide more clarity to communities and patients. Thank you again for contacting us. Sincerely, State Representative Scott Dianda Serving Michigan’s 110th House District Office: 888.663.4031“

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E-mail Flaws and Correction to Latest E-mail.

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Delegates, Website Work | 0 comments

E-mail Flaws and Correction to Latest E-mail.

Mailing List Correction There was an email that went out that was tied to Brian Sommerfield’s campaign for 1st District Chair, this E-mail was actually mailed by “Tom Jefferson” with the subject “Establishment Politics playing out in Michigan’s 1st District”  This email did not come from Brian Sommerfield, it was from another client that I work for.  When the email list was copied over, the bottom of it was mistakenly copied as well.   This was done in error and in no way was authorized by Brian. I’m sorry for any confusion that this e-mail may have caused. Keith Almli    

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Medical Marijuana Patients under fire from Michigan Supreme Court Decision

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Medical Marijuana, Michigan | 0 comments

The Michigan Supreme court has apparently concluded “Dispensaries selling medical pot can be shut down as public nuisance” according to mlive. Anti Marijuana – Attorney General Schuette, who along with Isabella County Prosecutor Larry Burdick filed the original complaint to shut down the CA dispensary, plans to send a letter to prosecutors in all 83 Michigan counties with instructions on how to file similar nuisance complaints. “Today Michigan’s highest Court clarified that this law is narrowly focused to help the seriously ill, not an open door to unrestricted retail marijuana sales,” Schuette said in a statement. “Dispensaries will have to close their doors. Sales or transfers between patients or between caregivers and patients other than their own are not permitted under the Medical Marijuana Act.”   AG Bill Schuette has been pushing an anti Medical Marijuana agenda during his term, although the people of Michigan clearly spoke for Medical Marijuana laws, there are several news articles such as this old article. A video response to a medical marijuana question: [youtube]ctMcmtajvfc[/youtube]

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Baragacounty.org

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Baraga County | 0 comments

I’m glad to see the website is finally up and going!  Check it out www.Baragacounty.org

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Fatal Portage Twp. crash

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Houghton County, Keith Almli in the News | 0 comments

Fatal Portage Twp. crash

January 8, 2013 The Daily Mining Gazette http://www.mininggazette.com/page/content.detail/id/528305.html PORTAGE TOWNSHIP – One person was killed in a two-vehicle car crash on Askel Road in Portage Township Monday night. About 6:30 p.m., Rick VanAlstine, 52, of Pelkie, was driving east on Askel Road when he hit a deer that ran into the roadway. He lost control of the vehicle and skidded into the westbound lane, where he hit a vehicle driven by Gloria Karinen, 65, of Pelkie, the Michigan State Police Calumet Post said. Karinen was pronounced dead at the scene. Road conditions were described as mostly clear, with some patchy ice. Article Photos Photo courtesy Keith Almli II A Pelkie woman died Monday in a two-vehicle crash on Askel Road in Portage Township. VanAlstine was taken to Portage Health, then later taken to Marquette General Hospital. The MSP was assisted at the scene by Otter Lake First Responders, Hurontown Fire & Rescue and Mercy EMS. The investigation is ongoing.  

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UPDATED: Angry Union Protesters Shout Down Tea Partiers in Mich. (and State Rep. Vows Violence)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Keith Almli in the News, Unions | 0 comments

UPDATED: Angry Union Protesters Shout Down Tea Partiers in Mich. (and State Rep. Vows Violence)

Dec. 11, 2012 11:36am Becket Adams SOURCE Although it’s pretty much a sure thing that Michigan will pass right-to-work legislation that prohibits unions from collecting fees from nonunion workers, pro-union activists are turning out in droves to fight the bill with everything they have. And things are starting to heat up. For instance, the following video shows peaceful Tea Partiers on the State Capitol building steps getting shouted down by a handful of angry union demonstrators [via Breitbart]: “Hundreds streamed into the state Capitol at 7:30 a.m. when the Michigan State Police opened its doors to protesters who had been standing in line as early as 5:30 a.m.,” the Detroit News reports. The State Capitol building has attracted both supporters and opponents of the bill. “I left at about 7 o’clock last night, and I haven’t been to bed yet,” pro-right-to-work Keith Almli, who drove all night to get to the state building, told the Detroit News. Another pro-right-to-work supporter voiced his opinion. “Why should a person be a slave to unions because he or she wants to work,” asked Don Peterson, 73, of Williamston, Mich. “People should have the right to work without having to pay union dues.” Eddie Nyhus, on the other hand, fiercely opposed the legislation. “Without the union, you’re nothing but a slave,” said Nyhus. Shunya Cleveland sided with Nyhus “I’ve supported the Detroit Federation of Teachers, UAW, Uniroyal and now AFSCME,” said Cleveland. “This is just wrong. Isn’t that our building up there in Lansing? Don’t we support it with our tax dollars? We are going to throw barricades around that building. “I’m going to jail today!” As the day has progressed, it seems that words have become more heated, and insults more pointed: Oh, and then there’s this: “We are going to undo 100 years of labor relations. And there will be blood. We will relive the Battle of the Overpass.” -Geiss #SaveMI — MI House Democrats (@MIHouseDems) December 11, 2012 Yes, State Representative Douglas Geiss just threatened right-to-work supporters from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives. UPDATE – According to the multiple Twitter users, the following videos show a group of alleged pro-union activists tearing down what appears to be a tent owned by Americans for Prosperity, a group that supports right-to-work legislation [​warning: coarse language]: ​Here’s a photo of the remains of the AFP tent [via the Detroit Free Press' Kathy Gray]: (Twitter) Stay tuned for more updates. Follow Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) on Twitter

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Family’s house “Fully Insured” by All-State is covered by a measly $165.38 – NYC

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in All State Insurance, Bad Insurance Companies | 0 comments

Family’s house “Fully Insured” by All-State is covered by a measly $165.38 – NYC

I recently came across this story on Facebook “- HI Everyone, This is my house. We walked in through a HOLE in the front to the entire first floor COMPLETELY gone. We are fully insured. Allstate had just quoted us on the amount we are receiving. $165.38. Notice the RED tag on the door (WE ARE NOT ALLOWED IN) This is not acceptable, and basically a slap in the face. Please re-post this, Share or Whatever everyone does to make this Viral. To make Allstate know what its like to be jerked around, we are hanging the Banner in hopes of some Media Attention. Everyone who was helping from the storm, Just repost this!  Thanks!” -    Do the family a favor and share this photo to gain national attention: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4418418816299&set=a.4418418776298.227657.1163750306&type=3&theater   Can you say you’re in “good” hands?

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