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5/29/2014 Demand Release of U.S.M.C. Sgt Tahmooressi

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**UPDATED JULY 1, 2014     Peaceful Rally to RELEASE U.S.M.C. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexico Prison.  They have signs made you can hold or bring your own or an American Flag.  Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 at 9a.m. in front of the Mexican Consulate in Omaha, Nebraska at 74th & Farnam St.  Several Rally Organizers have a meeting with the Mexican Consulate and they will be delivering letters to Mexico’s President.  Virgil Patlin, an organizer said on the Scott Voorhees Show (KFAB 1110 AM) that he is doing this because he is a parent and Veteran – believes that it’s time for Mexico President and President Obama do something to release Sgt Tahmooressi who has been in a Mexico prison for 3 months because he missed the U.S. exit and ended up in Mexico.  Join his FB pages:

Free United States Marine, Andrew Tahmooressi

6/5/2014  UPDATE for WhiteHouse Petition to demand the release of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi from a Mexico prison. Over 123,000 individuals signed the petition by the due date of May 31st. Once B.O. issues a response I’ll get it posted. Thanks to everyone who shared the story and for signing the petition.


UPDATED: May 29, 2014  Tonight at 7pm ET Greta’s new interview on Fox News

My Comments:  WE NEED 25,974 MORE SIGNATURES by may 31st on the White House Petition to DEMAND the Release of U.S.M.C. Sgt Tahmooressi. – – – -AND then please…..

Call your U.S. Senators and House Representative ask them to STAND WITH REP. DUNCAN HUNTER in getting this Marine back to the United States. 

Nebraskans Senators and House of Representative Contact Information:

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer:  Phone: D.C.  (202) 224-6551  Lincoln: (402) 441-4600  Omaha: (402) 391-3411  Scottsbluff: (308) 630-2329      EMAIL FORM

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns:  Phone: D.C.  (202) 224-4224  Lincoln:  (402) 476-1400  Kearney:  (308) 236-7602  Scottsbluff:  (308) 632-6032  Omaha: (402) 758-8981  EMAIL FORM 

Representative Lee Terry  D.C. 202-225-4155  Omaha 402-397-9944

Representative Jeff Fortenberry  D.C. 202-225-4806  Lincoln 402-438-1598  Fremont 402-727-0888  Norfolk 402-379-2064

Representative Adrian Smith  D.C. 202-225-843-6435  Scottsbluff 308-633-6333  Grand Island 308-384-3900

***Posted May 28, 2014      As of May 28th we need 28,139 MORE signatures BY Friday, May 30th on the Petition Demanding Release Sgt. Tahmooressi.  What is sad is that NSA leaker Snowden’s petition for a pardon got over 200,000 signatures while Sgt. Tahmooressi struggles to get just 100,000.

If you’ve already signed – thank you and please re-post to your family, friends, blogs, FB and call your local media with the story.  

It only takes 5 MINUTES to get it done.   Susan

Demand Release of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi Suffering with PTSD from Mexico Imprisonment

Sgt. Tahmooressi, living in a truck having just arrived San Diego to seek VA assistance with PTSD supported by a Purple Heart veteran Marine; a 2 tour OEF meritoriously promoted Sergeant gets lost at the border and with one wrong turns ends up in the Mexico customs lane with no way to turn back. His truck piled high with possessions as he searched housing including his U.S. legally purchased firearms/ ammunition. Not intending to drive into Mexico he explains he is lost. Arrested since 4/1/2014, since incarceration his life has been threatened; sustained a neck wound requiring hospitalization and chained in a 4-point restraint, 26+days. The affect of this unjust incarceration on a decorated combat Marine is despairing. Tahmooressi supported by U.S. Consular Services yet low hope.

Update to his story:


Expert Michael Cutler on Thursday, May 22nd, was interviewed by Brian Kilmeade about an important ongoing deplorable situation.  U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, is currently being held in a jail in Mexico, after, by all accounts, he accidentally crossed the US/Mexican border with three US issued and permitted firearms in his possession.  I wish I had a bit more time, but I think we got to some of the most salient issues.


Interview of Sgt.’s mother with Greta van Susteten




May 2014 Nebraska Primary Results


Congratulations to the winners and the (27.44%) 316,117 out of 1,152,180 registered voters who cared enough to vote and many thanks to the citizens who got behind their candidates and helped with their campaigns!

My commentary will go on a separate post but first the results.

Taken from the Secretary of State’s website here are the winners and opponents going on to the November ballot:


U.S. SENATE       Ben Sasse       109,810   49.36%  vs     Dave Domina


District 1   Jeff Fortenberry     63,435   86.06% vs Dennis P. Crawford

District 2   Lee Terry         25,025   52.84%   vs    Brad Ashford

District 3  Adrian Smith    66,850   68.18%    vs   Mark Sullivan

GOVERNOR    Pete Ricketts      57,922   26.48%  vs  Chuck Hassebrook


STATE TREASURER           Don Stenberg

ATTORNEY GENERAL     Doug Peterson  66,969   35.68%    vs     Janet Stewart

STATE AUDITOR      Charlie Janssen  92,277  56.65%    vs    Amanda McGill

STATE LEGISLATURE  non-partisan  *means there were no opponents

D. 10  Bob Krist*

D. 12  Merve Riepe  58.89%         vs   Greg Hosch  30.89%

D. 14  Jim Smith*

D. 16  Lydia Brasch  63.42            vs   Scott Japp  36.58%

D. 18  Brett Lindstrom  45.99        vs   J. Michael Tesar  35.19%

D. 2    Bill Kintner  44.38%           vs   Ron Nolte  29.06%

D. 20  John McCollister  49.57%   vs   Matt Lathrop  32.37%

D. 22  Paul Schumacher   80.33%  vs   Douglas J. Liewer  19.67

D. 24  Mark Kolterman    79.80%  vs.  Kirk Tesar  20.20%

D. 26  Brent Smoyer   32.39%        vs  Matt Hansen  29.95%

D. 28  Patty Pansing Brooks  47.48%   vs  Dallas Jones  31.17%

D. 3    Tommy Garrett  50.60%      vs   Carol Blood  49.40%

D. 30  Bob Tiemann  51.92%         vs   Roy Baker  48.08%

D. 32  Laura Ebke  53.13%             vs  Roy Baker 44.87%

D. 34  Curt Friesen*

D. 36  Matt Williams 86.12%         vs  Luis Sotelo 13.88%

D. 38  John Kuehn*

D. 4    Robert “Bob” Hilkemann 38.46%   vs  Stacy Ryan 24.66%

D. 40  Tyson Larson  68.59%         vs  Keith Kube 31.41%

D. 42  Roric Paulman 42.26%        vs  Michael Groene 37.73%

D. 44  Dan Hughes 40.69%            vs  Steve Stroup 34.81%

D. 46  Adam Morfeld 55.38%        vs  James Michael Bowers 30.03%

D. 48 John Stinner Sr. 75.23%       vs  Mike Meister 24.77%

D. 6   Joni Craighead 26.44%         vs John Stalneker 23.75%

D. 8   Gwenn Aspen 51.10%          vs Burke Harr 48.90%

METRO COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF GOVERNORS  *Do not think EDUCATION categories are unimportant, they can raise your property taxes and set curriculum – like Common-Core.

AT LARGE   Ron Hug 50.01%   vs   Jon Tucker  32.21%

District 1   Judy Domina 33.97% vs   Phillip Klein  26.59%

District 2   Brad Asby 36.20%     vs   David Newell  28.20%


District 2  Donald Reiman 28.40%  vs  Milan Tomek  27.84%


District 1   Nancy Jacobsen  56.53%  vs   Jeanne Anderson  43.47%

District 3   Lorraine Chang  52.48%   vs  Jack Heidel  47.52%

District 5   D. Paul Hartnett  38.82%  vs  John Synowiecki 32.44%

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION    *means there were no opponents

District 5  Patricia Timm  59.80%      vs  Christine Lade  40.20%

District 6  Maureen Nickels*

District 7  Molley O’Holleran  57.52%  vs  Robin Stevens  42.48%

District 8  Patrick McPherson  39.33%  vs  Bob Meyers  33.91%

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION *means there were no opponents

District 2  John Seiler  (Rep)   vs  Crystal Rhoades  (Dem)

BOARD OF REGENTS *means there were no opponents

District 1  Tim Clare*

District 2  Howard Hawks*

District 5  Steve Glenn 41.21%   vs   Rob Shafer 35.57%


SSSwhitedresspics 005Dear Nebraskans,

It’s time to vote and our Douglas County Election Commissioner says he is expecting only about 23% voter turn out.  That’s pitiful and embarrassing.  But wait there’s more….

Let’s talk about the political ads.  I don’t mind negative comments about candidates because it gives me a chance to look into the allegations and decide for myself if it’s true or false.  But I do care about downright lies and there’s been plenty of that going on.

Oh and the endorsements have run amok too.  The main shocker is that Iowa Congressman Steve King endorsed Pete Ricketts for Governor INSTEAD of JON BRUNING who HAS been a trailblazing defender of enforcing our laws and deterring more illegal immigration to our state.  At least Governor Heineman, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpario and most of the Sheriffs in NE got it right when they all endorsed Jon Bruning.

head in sandOf course there is the Sarah Palin endorsement which doesn’t mean anything to me since the state she was Governor of (Alaska) is a Sanctuary State for illegal aliens and the man she ran on a presidential ticket with (John McCain) is and always has been PRO-AMNESTY.   I hope they didn’t pay her too much for her insincere and robotic endorsement.  Perhaps Sarah’s time would be well spent teaching her daughter Bristol how to be a parent and her daughter Willow how to put her Cosmetology license to work by actually getting a job instead of hanging out with Bristol and her child.  Both daughters were in a “wife swap” episode and their swap out was with Joan and Melissa Rivers.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that the left wing libs were open and respectful while the Palin girls refused to even try.  They seemed very lost and very lazy.  Sarah Palin’s husband idea of parenting is for “…parents to go deaf once they have kids.” – That pretty much sums it up.  But I digress….

One of the biggest scandals is the now infamous MIKE SIMMONDS email to candidates describing his “LITMUS TEST” of complete amnesty by candidates in exchange for his very large donations.  Several recipients were a sad surprise for me, one in particular going to Lee Terry for U.S. House of Representatives and Pete Ricketts but Pete did say he got his donation before the email was sent.  I’ll be checking on that later.  Article links to follow but first here are my picks on the Ballot:

NoIllegalsNoAmnestyU.S. House of Representatives:  Dan Frei

U.S. Senate:  Shane Osborn

Governor:  Jon Bruning

Attorney General:  Pete Pirsch (Mike Hilgers would also be a good choice)

State Auditor:  Charlie Janssen

State Legislature: Gwenn Aspen, Matt Butler, Joni Craighead, Laura Ebke, Joni Craighead, Tommy Garrett , Bill Kintner, Lydia Brasch, and many other conservatives.  REPLACE THE LEFT WING LIBS at the Unicameral!

Here are the links I talked about – enjoy and be enlightened:

Nebraska Conservative Coalition ENDORSES SHANE OSBORN exposes Ben Sasse

Kris Kobach endorses Shane Osborn exposes Sasse on Laura Ingraham show

Ben Sasse will support Mitch McConnell if GOP says to

Sid Dinsdale FLIP FLOPS on video about pro-life issue and illegal immigration

Fellow Nebraskan, Mother, wife, activist, grassroots leader endorses Shane Osborn

Pants on FireDAVE NABITY puts down citizens and says it’s LEGAL immigrants who are the problem NOT illegal aliens! …and has the NERVE to negligently bash Jon Bruning.  Let me tell you about JON BRUNING, he has been one of three elected officials in this state to trail blaze enforcement of our laws and OPPOSES AMNESTY.


91% DO NOT WANT AMNESTY!  Vote in this poll-1/2 down on right side of page

Joe Herring exposes Sasse and Mike Simmonds donation

Here’s another tidbit of info.  During the last election when Bruning ran for U.S. Senate – that’s when the negative bashing against Bruning started.  Daily attacks (mountains made out of mole hills) started on Nebraska Watchdog.  Interesting that at that time when you looked on the contributor’s page a nice picture of Pete Ricketts and his bio was listed.  NOW, since Ricketts ran in this election, Nebraska Watchdog has replaced the “Ricketts” contributor page to a general donation form for the readers to fill out.  Coincidence that Nebraska Watchdog has been light on the Bruning bashing since then? Hmmmm

Sounds like a whole lot of planning has been going on….oh and then let’s tie in the Bruning bashing that DAVE NABITY did while debating Joe Herring on the Scott Voorhees Show on KFAB1110 AM – see the podcast link above.  Coincidence or just good long term planning by the Ricketts campaign?

Fellow Nebraskans, I am in support of any candidate who sincerely changes his opinion from a pro-amnesty position (as Pete Ricketts was in 2006) to taking the NO AMNESTY side if they have taken the time to educate themselves on ALL the issues negatively impacted by illegal immigration.  What I am saying is why would you vote for the unknown when you have a PROVEN and EXPERIENCED leader like JON BRUNING?

Good Luck at the Ballots Nebraskans – this election is major, I hope we all vote the right people in.

HdShotAnnGrnSuitVERYNICENo AmnestyNotNowNotEver