Thursday, December 15 @ 6:30 - TPS End of the Year Meeting - Year End Wrap Up, Christmas Celebration & Elections Wins!
Announcement of Newly-Elected 2017 TPS President and Presentation of His Vision for Moving TPS into 2017 and Beyond.
Special Presentation on the Electoral College and its Importance for Future Elections - The Wisdom of the Founding Fathers!
It was 3:00 a.m. when the last piece of artillery crossed the Delaware. General Washington gathered his troops and, in the unrelenting storm, began the nine-mile march to Trenton. Despite arriving after daylight and three hours behind schedule, the Americans surprised the Hessians. The battle was brief, lasting only about an hour. Two Americans died from exposure and only five were wounded in battle. After the victory, Washington moved his troops back across the Delaware for safety. The Battle of Trenton encouraged many troops to extend their enlistments and Washington’s army survived to see a new year.
“It was just 8 o’clock. Looking down the road, I saw a Hessian running out from the house. He yelled in Dutch [German] and swung his arms. Three or four others came out with their guns. Two of them fired at us, but the bullets whistled over our heads… The next moment we heard drums beat and a bugle sound, and then from the west came the boom of a cannon. General Washington’s face lighted up instantly, for he knew that it was one of Sullivan’s guns.
We could see a great commotion down toward the meeting-house, men running
Guest Speaker Brittanty Jick - Avoiding Scams and IdentityTheft
Venue 8600, 8600 Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Brittany has a B.A. from Arizona State University in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix in Administration of Justice and Security and will be attending the California Law Enforcement Academy in Riverside in January. Currently she is a Community Outreach and Education Specialist with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Daniel Henninger WSJ November 16, 2016
Trump voters have become journalism’s biggest archaeological excavation site
Will the donkey lie down with the elephant?
Two days after the election, Sen. Elizabeth Warren told the AFL-CIO executive council, “I will work with” Donald Trump.
Bernie Sanders: “I and other progressives are prepared to work with him.
The Washington Post: “Pelosi says Democrats are willing to work with Trump.”
That was easy. Someone should tweet the news to the Occupy Trump Tower mobs on Fifth Avenue.
Of course this burst of Trumpian bonhomie comes
Jason Riley, WSJ, Nov 16, 2016
The black community isn’t despondent or angry. ‘If Trump can go in there and shake things up,’ one man says, ‘I’d like that.’
Harlem, N.Y. This may come as a shock to the political left, but not everyone who opposed Donald Trump is as angry or despondent as the demonstrators who grabbed headlines nationwide over the past week or the pundits who intellectualized the Democratic hissy fit.
On Monday I took a stroll around New York City’s Harlem neighborhood and asked a couple of dozen black residents to respond to the election and subsequent protests. I didn’t come across any Trump voters—or at least any who admitted it—but many told me they had expected Hillary Clinton’s defeat. No one thought it was the end of the world.
“Hillary wasn’t strong enough. She didn’t fight enough,” said a gentleman leaving a drugstore, who introduced himself as Pace. “People saw her as weak and thought she’d be weak in the White House.” He also faulted Mrs. Clinton’s
(Congressman Schweikert's Office has confirmed the accuracy of this list)
A List of Republican Budget Cuts Notice S.S. And the military are NOT on this list. These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting.
*TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years
* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy -- $445 million annual savings.
* Save America 's Treasures Program -- $25 million annual savings.
* International Fund for Ireland -- $17 million annual savings.
* Legal Services Corporation -- $420 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Arts -- $167.5 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Humanities -- $167.5 million annual savings.
* Hope VI Program -- $250 million annual savings.
* Amtrak Subsidies -- $1.565 billion annual savings.
* Eliminate duplicating education programs --
November 1, 2016
The 2016 election gives us a great deal to think about.
Random thoughts on the passing scene:
There seem to be fewer bumper stickers this year than in previous presidential-election years. People may decide to vote for one of these candidates, but apparently they are not proud of their choice.
It is astonishing that some people think that the answer to the problems of Obamacare is to go to a “single-payer” system. But “single payer” is just another way of saying “government monopoly.” Does anyone pay attention to how government monopolies operate — from the local DMV to Veterans Administration hospitals?
Politics has turned the lofty ideal of equality into the ugly reality of resentments of other people’s achievements — and a feeling that the world owes you something, while you owe nobody anything, not even common decency.
Why should the fate of the economy depend on
Crossing the Delaware (1776)
The majority of Washington’s militia enlistments were expiring at the end of the year. Suspecting few to reenlist, Washington desperately needed a victory. Beginning at sunset on Christmas Day, Washington’s plan was to move his army and artillery across the Delaware River and march quietly to Trenton. If all went well, his army would surprise the Hessian Garrison in an early morning attack. River ice and a violent storm, however, created delays and prevented many troops from crossing. Washington lost all hope of surprising the enemy but going back across the river was not an option. When the muskets became wet, Washington ordered, “use the bayonets. I am resolved to take Trenton.”
“… without tents and some of our men without even shoes, [we were ordered] over the mountains to a place called Newton, [PA]… A day or two after reaching Newton we were paraded one afternoon to march and attack Trenton. If I recollect aright the sun was about half an hour high and shining brightly, but it had no sooner set than it began to drizzle or grow wet, and when we came to the river it rained… Over the river we then went in a flat-bottomed scow, and as I was with the first that crossed, we had to wait for the rest and so began to pull down the fences and make fires to warm ourselves, for the storm was increasing rapidly…
During the whole night it alternately hailed, rained, snowed, and blew tremendously. I recollect very well that at one time, when we halted on the road, I sat down on the stump of a tree and was so benumbed with cold that I wanted to go to sleep; had I been passed unnoticed I should have frozen to death without knowing it…” John Greenwood, The Revolutionary Services of John Greenwood, December 1776
James Still (Nov 2016), RetraceOurSteps.com
“It is fearfully cold and raw and a snowstorm is setting in. The wind is northeast and beats in the faces of the men. It will be a terrible night for the soldiers who have no shoes. Some of them have tied old rags around their feet; others are barefoot, but I have not heard a man complain. They are ready to suffer any hardship and die rather than give up their liberty.” An Officer, Diary of an Officer on Washington’s Staff, December 25, 1776
TPS Guest Speaker, Alex Meluskey, Candidate for the United States Senate
An Inside View--Running For Federal Office
AND Doug Little, Corporation Commissioner on what is going on at the Commission and why we should care.
Thursday, October 20 @ 6:30 p.m., Venue 8600, 8600 Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ
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