Saturday, June 09, 2012

Northwoods Patriots: TIMELINE --

Northwoods Patriots: TIMELINE --: WI Reporter – Timeline 11/2/2010 – June 2012 http://www.wisconsinreporter.com/commentary-manufactured-political-drama-much Short, ...

Update On Baby

Not our baby.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, we had been informed that a quad test had indicated that our baby had an increased risk of having downs syndrome. On Friday we had our fourth ultrasound and a specialist found absolutely nothing abnormal. In fact, the risk of our baby having downs was so low that the risk of having a miscarriage due to an amniocentesis test was about six times greater. Obviously they cannot say 100% for liability reasons, but I have no doubt that God has answered our prayers again, which is why I want to strongly encourage all parents not to fall into the trap of believing that every test is fool-proof.

Here is an article I was reading yesterday that deals with new tests that are coming out that may lead parents to wrongly believe that something is wrong with their child. For us, as Catholics, we strongly believe that every child is a blessing and that God has a plan, no matter what. But, I fear that these new tests will lead to a dramatic increase in abortions, as many people do not recognize that every unborn child has a God given right to life. Let us pray that our science does not lead us to believe that we can play God with those who cannot defend themselves.

Sen. Rand Paul: It would be a 'great honor' to be considered for Romney's VP - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Sen. Rand Paul: It would be a 'great honor' to be considered for Romney's VP - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

The Libertarian Patriot: TLP Quik Hits: Syria Speedbump - Rebels Responsibl...

The Libertarian Patriot: TLP Quik Hits: Syria Speedbump - Rebels Responsibl...: The Neocons have been using the Houla Massacre to further beat the drums of war for a US/UN invasion of Syria, similar to Libya, but it is c...

RIA Novosti: Russia’s Eastern Military District Gets S-400 Missiles

RIA NovostiS-400 Triumph air defense missile systemsRussia’s Eastern Military District Gets S-400 Missiles
16:49 09/06/2012 Russia’s Eastern Military District took delivery of a “regimental” set of S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.>>

Friday, June 08, 2012

Store owner fights back against robbers | Ottawa & Region | News | Ottawa Sun

Store owner fights back against robbers | Ottawa & Region | News | Ottawa Sun

Feel good video of the day.

Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on the President's Comments Regarding the Economy

Dear Friend,

Earlier today the President stated that "the private sector is doing fine." In response Governor McDonnell issued the following statement, and we thought you may want to see it.

"During a press conference today on the economy, President Obama made the astonishing claim that 'the private sector is doing fine.' This is news to the more than 240,000 Virginians who are still looking for work. The fact is while they look for work they are hindered by the avalanche of taxes, regulations and hostile attacks on job creators emanating from President Obama's White House.


Here in Virginia, Republicans are focused on pro-growth policies that encourage businesses to create jobs and hire workers, and that approach is getting results. But we still have a long ways to go before our economy is back on track. The national unemployment rate has been over 8 percent for 40 months. That's unacceptable. That's not fine. And that startling statistic demonstrates why we need new leadership in this nation. We need a President who knows that there is nothing "fine" about 23 million Americans unemployed, underemployed or so dismayed that they are no longer even looking for work.
Today's comments by the President just make it even more clear: we need a pro-jobs, common-sense leader like Mitt Romney in the White House."

Sincerely,

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E. Alex Stanley
Opportunity Virginia PAC

E-update From the Desk of Governor Scott Walker

E-update From the Desk of Governor Scott Walker


One of the most important duties I have serving as your Governor is to provide you directly with updates related to the operation of our state government. I also frequently provide updates on Facebook (Governor Scott Walker) and Twitter (@govwalker). Please feel free to share this update with your family, friends, and others who may be interested in state government operations.


Moving Wisconsin Forward

With the election now behind us, I am more committed than ever to focus on helping the people of our state create 250,000 jobs by 2015.

This week I met with my Cabinet, held an office staff meeting, visited with factory workers, and talked directly to Wisconsin citizens about our positive plan to move Wisconsin forward.



Major Job Expansions in Wisconsin

We have recently had a number of major job announcements in Wisconsin. Instead of looking to other states for expansion, I am pleased these Wisconsin based businesses made the decision to grow their companies in our great state. These announcements underscore the need to continue to create an environment that encourages private sector job growth.

Recently:

  • Ashley Furniture broke ground on a Whitehall plant expansion that will add 225 jobs and invest more than $6 million in the 80,000 square-foot addition;
  • Spancrete broke ground in Manitowoc for an expansion that will create 30 jobs;
  • Fi-Med Management of Wauwatosa is planning an expansion of its medical software services, creating up to 145 jobs;
  • Plexus Corp. of Neenah is planning to create up to 350 jobs related to the company’s decision to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Neenah; and,
  • Total Administrative Services Corp. of Madison is planning to expand and upgrade its capacity, which will create up to 102 new jobs.



Cell Phones for Soldiers

In honor of the Year of the Veteran, all Wisconsin state government agencies teamed up to help our troops call home. We were able to collect nearly 1,500 gently-used cellular phones for donation to the non-profit Cell Phones for Soldiers, Inc.

Department of Administration employee, Betsy Paque, came up with the idea of organizing a drive for Cell Phones for Soldiers. While working in the Division of Enterprise Technology, Betsy saw many old state cell phones pile up and wanted to find a way to recycle the phones, while giving back. Betsy’s support and promotion of the drive was instrumental in the success of the program.

For every donated phone valued at just $5, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide two-and-one-half hours of free talk time to deployed troops. By donating nearly 1,500 gently-used cellular phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers, state employees provided troops with over 3,600 hours of free communication with loved ones back home.

A picture of all of the cell phones donated by state employees can be viewed by clicking here.



Just Ask the Governor: Part XII

Each e-update I will answer a question submitted by a recipient of the previous e-update or from someone who contacts my office directly.

Question: Where are these 30,000 jobs?

Answer: My administration was asked this exact question last year by a reporter. On March 18, 2011 we responded:

We are tabulating our job creation number based on the Department of Workforce Development’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). DWD basically puts out the Current Employment Survey (CES) every month, which are initial estimates of jobs. Then about 6-9 months later once hard data has been tabulated (no longer an estimate) they release the QCEW data. Typically quarterly and annual QCEW data is released approximately nine months after the end of the year.

QCEW actual job count data is drawn from more than 96% of all Wisconsin businesses counting each and every employee. The CES monthly jobs estimates that are often reported by the media represent a survey of approximately 3.5% of Wisconsin employers. CES data is subject to considerable revision and is much less accurate and more volatile than actual job counts.

In fact, nearly all economists agree that the QCEW actual job count is much more accurate than CES monthly estimates. According to an article written by the Associated Press: University of Wisconsin-Madison economist Andrew Reschovsky says the data [QCEW, the actual job count] is more accurate [than CES, monthly estimates]. Wells Fargo Fund Management economist Brian Jacobsen agrees.

My administration has been 100% consistent in using data that most accurately portrays the state of Wisconsin’s economy.

The most recent actual job count data, which has been signed off on by the Federal Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows Wisconsin is headed in the right direction.



It has been a pleasure communicating with you. It is an honor to serve as your Governor and represent the residents of Wisconsin.



Sincerely,


Governor Scott Walker

STRATFOR: Robert D. Kaplan on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (Agenda)

Sen. Ron Johnson: Weekly Report from Washington

June 08, 2012
Weekly Report from Washington

Senator Johnson Responds to May Monthly Jobs Report

Last week's dismal jobs report signals the failure of this Administration to understand the harm its policies have inflicted on our economy and job creators. This White House has followed through on promises to shut down energy production, impose onerous new regulations, and dramatically expand federal spending. A weak economy is exactly what would be expected from such an agenda.

Millions of Americans are still suffering from the Obama ‘recovery.’ It is time to change direction.

Senator Johnson Participates in Launch of Cranberry Caucus



Senator Johnson Introduces Chart of the Week



Washington is not talking about real spending cuts, just reducing the rate of growth in spending. Rather than reducing the size of the federal government, Congress is debating how much more government should grow.
Click here to look at more charts on my website.
Senator Johnson Meets with Constituents Traveling from Wisconsin
Mobile Office Hours Announced Around Wisconsin

This week, I announced that my staff would be available for mobile office hours at the dates and locations listed below. These office hours allow constituents to meet with my staff to request assistance with a federal agency, or regarding other federal matters.
Monday, June 11th, 9:00am - 10:00am
Belgium Village Hall, Meeting Room
195 Commerce Street, Belgium, WI 53004
Wednesday, June 13th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Blair City Hall, Council Chambers
122 Urberg Street, Blair, WI 54616

RNC Ad: "Doing Fine"

Founding Fathers Quote

Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure...are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.


Charles Carroll

Who for VP? Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT!

Veep Beat: Bush, Portman & Rubio’s VP Ratings

Veep Beat: Bush, Portman & Rubio’s VP Ratings: VEEP RATINGS – BUSH WEAK IN MIDDLE, PORTMAN WEAK ON RIGHT:  “Jeb Bush and the far less well-known  Rob Portman draw more negative than positive reviews as potential Republican vice presidential nominees, with challenges for Bush among moderates and swing-voting independents, and for Portman both...

Rand Paul Endorses Mitt Romney

Thursday, June 07, 2012

How Wisconsin Could Reset The Electoral College Map

How Wisconsin Could Reset The Electoral College Map

Mole helps Rep. Issa whack Justice Dept. - TheHill.com

Mole helps Rep. Issa whack Justice Dept. - TheHill.com

Walker’s Brats and Beers: A Guide to Bipartisan Bonding

Walker’s Brats and Beers: A Guide to Bipartisan Bonding: There’s nothing like burgers, brats and beers to bring people together – at least that’s what Gov. Scott Walker is hoping will hold true in Wisconsin. Walker, who survived a recall election on Tuesday, stated in an address yesterday that “In fact next week, I’m...

A Closer Look at Those Wisconsin Exit Polls

A Closer Look at Those Wisconsin Exit Polls

Ron Paul: Walker Recall Victory a Big Boost for Fiscal Conservatism

Founding Fathers Quote

We know the Race is not to the swift nor the Battle to the Strong. Do you not think an Angel rides in the Whirlwind and directs this Storm?

John Page

Republicans win all in Wisconsin, but what's next?

Republicans win all in Wisconsin, but what's next?

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Scott Walker: Victory Was A "Powerful Message In The Fall Election"

Ann Coulter: The recall heard round the world

Ann Coulter: The recall heard round the world

STRATFOR: Russia's Role in Polish-Lithuanian Tensions (Dispatch)

Stuart Varney Says Scott Walker's Victory Sends a Message

The Meaning Of Scott Walker’s Win

The Meaning Of Scott Walker’s Win

The Scoop Deck – The Navy is spending a GAZILLION dollars on flying elephants

The Scoop Deck – The Navy is spending a GAZILLION dollars on flying elephants

Way Up North: D-Day, 68 Years Ago Today

Way Up North: D-Day, 68 Years Ago Today: Allow me to tell this story of one of The Greatest Generation who didn't fall in battle ... because many, many of his buddies did. ...

RNC: Walker win an 'absolute disaster' for Obama - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

RNC: Walker win an 'absolute disaster' for Obama - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Can't drink that

Barrett Slapped In Face After Conceding Recall To Walker

Barrett Slapped In Face After Conceding Recall To Walker: MILWAUKEE – It must have stung for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to call Gov. Scott Walker and concede defeat Tuesday night, but not nearly as much as the slap he got from a supporter angry over his concession speech. Shortly after 10 p.m. local time,...

Gov. Scott Walker's Recall Victory Speech!



Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: "This Is What Democracy Looks Like"

Founding Fathers Quote

Our fates are in the hands of An Almighty God, to whom I can with pleasure confide my own; he can save us, or destroy us; his Councils are fixed and cannot be disappointed, and all his designs will be Accomplished.

Abraham Clark

D-Day We Remember

We remember and thank all of our D-Day veterans today and as always we thank everyone who has served, is serving, and their families. God bless y'all and our great Republic.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Wisconsin Republican Party: Statement Regarding Tonight's Victory

Author: Nicole.Tieman
 
[Madison, WI]- Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Brad Courtney released the following statement regarding the resounding victories of Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Kleefisch:

“This is a great victory for Wisconsin families. Wisconsinites made it very clear they want to continue moving our state forward, and that’s why Wisconsinites returned to the polls once again and cast their vote for Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.

“A liberal minority of activists and out-of-state unions pushed this baseless recall on Wisconsin in order to move us backward; Wisconsin turned out once again and showed they will not have their voices drowned out by this liberal minority, and they were heard loud and clear.

Read More:
http://wisgop.org/news/statement-regarding-tonights-victory

Rebecca Kleefisch Wins!


Congratulations to Rebecca Kleefisch, her campaign staff, and all the volunteers across this great state who made this possible.

Wisconsin Stands Behind Fiscal Responsibility

I am so proud of all of my fellow Wisconsinites who got out and voted.  SR and I could not wait to vote so we absentee voted as soon as possible.  Now let's sit back and see how big this win is.

Scott Walker Wins!


Congratulations to Scott Walker, his campaign staff, and all the volunteers across this great state who made this possible.

New brain scan shows siblings-with-autism link | abc7.com

New brain scan shows siblings-with-autism link | abc7.com

Vote For Gov. Scott Walker And Lt. Gov. Kleefisch

Just wanted to quick encourage everyone to get out and vote today, it is important.


Image Credit: http://www.rebeccaforreal.com/gallery/

"Reclaiming Wisconsin" - Ron and Kay Rivoli - The Rivoli Revue

Wisconsin recall will be determined by voter turnout

Wisconsin recall will be determined by voter turnout

Veep Beat: Paul Ryan Goes Solo for Romney in N.C.

Veep Beat: Paul Ryan Goes Solo for Romney in N.C.: RYAN STUMPS FOR ROMNEY IN NORTH CAROLINA: While his state is engaged in a recall election today, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will fly solo today in Raleigh, N.C., this morning when he holds a roundtable at Big Ed’s City Market on behalf of Mitt Romney,...

Teachers union president brags about pushing Walker recall in schools

Teachers union president brags about pushing Walker recall in schools

Wisconsin gov’s collective-bargaining reforms have been resounding success - Chicago Sun-Times

Wisconsin gov’s collective-bargaining reforms have been resounding success - Chicago Sun-Times

Zumwalt Class - Wrong Ships At The Wrong Time


The Zumwalt class destroyers are an example of ego taking precedence over need.  These insanely expensive destroyers have now been cut down to only a planned three ships.  What good are three ships going to do at a time when we need to add hundreds of new vessels to our Navy?  During these difficult economic times we cannot afford to waste billions to the detriment of proven weapons systems.  Most of the public has already turned against military spending and I believe a lot of this is due to short sighted leaders who have horribly misappropriated vitally needed funding. 

The greatest advantage we have over China militarily, in my opinion, is our Navy.  Something we seem hell bent on destroying.  Instead of relying on futuristic ships that may not be seaworthy and possibly lack adequate air defense shouldn't we rather rely on proven designs to build up our fleet and bridge the gap from our current Arleigh Burke class to a futuristic design. 

It is time we got a serious secretary of defense and secretary of the Navy who will fight to maintain America's Naval superiority without wasting billions on a program that may never work. 

Founding Fathers Quote

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.

Samuel Adams

Get Out And Vote Wisconsin!


Just wanted to quick encourage everyone to get out and vote today, it is important.

Monday, June 04, 2012

RSC Update: A Less Than Extraordinary "Recovery"



Monday, June 4, 2012 | View Online


RSC Update: A Less Than Extraordinary “Recovery”


From the Chairman

The jobs numbers that came out on Friday brought grim news. Last month’s increase of 69,000 jobs is far behind the pace needed even to keep up with population growth. Yet President Obama recently claimed at a campaign fundraiser that our economic “recovery” has been “extraordinary.” Unfortunately, the facts show otherwise.


In the chart below, the red line traces the rate of job growth from Feb. 2010, when the total number of jobs in America hit bottom. Compare that record to the brown line, which shows the average rate of job growth from the bottom of the previous 10 recessions. Based on this data, 4.3 million more Americans would have jobs today if only our economy had recovered at an average rate. Our kids deserve better than this.





When it comes to growing our economy, we shouldn’t be satisfied with anything less than extraordinary. Getting there will require us to make the right choice between a weak economy built on government subsidies and a strong one built on hard work and earned success. The president’s ideas aren’t working. Let’s try something that will.


God Bless,


Congressman Jim Jordan
Chairman, Republican Study Committee


RSC Media Activity – RSC members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. Visit our Media Center for more.

· Rep. Renee Ellmers (NC-02): Need A Job? Support Small Businesses; The Daily Record, May 29.


· Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-07): Help Defeat International Regulatory Schemes for the Internet; RedState, May 31.


· Reps. Tom Price (GA-06) & Renee Ellmers (NC-02): ObamaCare Medical Device Tax: Hazardous to America's Health; The Daily Caller, May 31.


· Reps. Tim Scott (SC-01) and Eric Cantor (VA-07): Reps. Scott and Cantor Talk on Fox News about Scott's Revitalizing America Conference; Fox News, June 1.


House Floor Activity – The following key legislation came through the House of Representatives recently.

· On May 31, the House approved H.R. 5743, the Intelligence Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2013, which would authorize the intelligence activities of the United States government for FY 2013.


· Also on May 31, the House approved H.R. 5854, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2013, which would provide a total of $71.7 billion in non-emergency, discretionary budget authority for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs in FY 2013.


Outlook – A quick look at what’s on the horizon.

· On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the House will continue consideration and vote on H.R. 5325, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013.


· Also on Wednesday or Thursday, the House could possibly start work on H.R. 5855, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013, and H.R. 5882, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2013.


· On Thursday or Friday, the House is expected to vote on H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act.


RSC Reports

· RSC published a Policy Brief on the relationship between spending prioritization and the debt limit and another on aid to Pakistan.


· RSC Updates are now online! Looking for one of our recently released charts and graphs? Click here.


· Stay up to date on budget and spending news with reports from the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force.


· Check out the RSC Sunset Caucus’ work to shrink the size of government and the Repeal Task Force’s work to eliminate bad laws and regulations.


· House rules now require sponsors of legislation to provide a Constitutional Authority Statement that explains how Congress has the constitutionally-derived authority to enact their proposals. Click here to see liberals’ highly questionable attempts.


· Read the RSC Money Monitor to track how bills passed by the House affect budget authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.

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Rep. Jim Jordan, Chairman

Paul Teller, Executive Director
Brad Watson, Policy Director

Joe Murray, Professional Policy Staff
Curtis Rhyne, Professional Policy Staff

Ja’Ron Smith, Professional Policy Staff

Derek Khanna, Professional Policy Staff

Brian Straessle, Communications Director

Michael Tate, Deputy Communications Director
Wesley Goodman, Director of Conservative Coalitions and State Outreach

Yong Choe, Director of Business Outreach and Member Services

Rick Eberstadt, Research Assistant

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Founding Fathers Quote

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

George Washington

Singapore will now host 4 littoral combat ships - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times

Singapore will now host 4 littoral combat ships - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times

Gov. Walker knocks Obama for shying away from Wisconsin recall - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Gov. Walker knocks Obama for shying away from Wisconsin recall - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

First F-35B local area flight at Eglin AFB

Marine Arrested at Barrett Rally Speaks Out... - WTAQ News Talk 97.5FM and 1360AM

Marine Arrested at Barrett Rally Speaks Out... - WTAQ News Talk 97.5FM and 1360AM

Stand With Walker And Kleefisch Or Watch Wisconsin Become California

Image Credit: http://www.rebeccaforreal.com/gallery/

It is undeniable that Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch have helped bring jobs to the state of Wisconsin.  I wonder how many jobs Wisconsin would have gained under their leadership if the unions and radicals in the Democrat Party had not tore our state apart; they are the ones responsible for this so-called civil war.  It is their irresponsible lust for control that has lead to millions of tax payer dollars being wasted on recall elections simply because special interest unions and the Democrat Party did not respect the voters' decision when they elected Walker and Kleefisch.

We must make sure that we turn out everyone who is on our side.  Even if they have never voted before.  Get your friends and family to the polls.  We cannot afford to have Wisconsin fall back into a Jim Doyle, big-spending, big-government mentality that it surely will under a Tom Barrett administration.  We should have learned from California that there are real repercussions to following the Democrats' blueprints.

A lot of people overlook the contributions that Lt. Gov. Kleefisch has made to job creation in this state.  Since being elected she has been a constant champion for Wisconsin; reaching out to businesses to try and bring them to Wisconsin.  She has taken the Lt. Governor's role from just a title to an ambassadorship to promote Wisconsin to job creators nationwide.  Please remember that you have to vote separately for Lt. Gov. Kleefisch in this recall election.

Way Up North: 70 Years Ago: WWII Bombing of Dutch Harbor, Alaska...

Way Up North: 70 Years Ago: WWII Bombing of Dutch Harbor, Alaska...: Here's some nearly forgotten history, courtesy of the Anchorage Daily News:......

Carrier catch-up: Queen Elizabeth, Gerald Ford and the Varyag - Naval Technology

Carrier catch-up: Queen Elizabeth, Gerald Ford and the Varyag - Naval Technology

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Founding Fathers Quote

If tyranny & oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

James Madison

Ron Paul Campaign Statement on Louisiana GOP Convention

Ron Paul Campaign Statement on Louisiana GOP Convention


National Campaign Manager John Tate condemns Shreveport event’s “unnecessary conflict” and applauds its “positive conclusion”


LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign released the following statement concerning the outcome of the Louisiana State Republican Convention. Below please find comments from National Campaign Manager John Tate:

“The Ron Paul campaign condemns the unfortunate activities that took place at the Louisiana Republican State Convention in Shreveport.

“However, we also wish to highlight and applaud the fact that the convention ended on a high note reflective of the cooperation all Republicans wish to see toward the mutual aim of defeating President Obama in the November general election.

“The unnecessary conflict, and positive conclusion as we understand it, transpired as follows.

“LAGOP officials ignored the vast majority of duly elected delegates and attempted to use illegally adopted rules to deny Ron Paul supporters an opportunity to attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Louisiana has 46 delegates. Five were pledged to Mitt Romney based on the March 23rd primary result and Rick Santorum received 10, meaning most delegates were contestable at the state convention.

“Delegates to the state convention were chosen at caucus meetings on April 28th. Ron Paul slates won four of six congressional district contests. Of the approximately 180 delegates attending the state convention, 113 voted to remove the LAGOP chairman when he failed to respond to requests for information and other motions from delegates. Nearly two-thirds of the delegates began physically moving their chairs, literally turning their back on the GOP chair appointed by the party hierarchy.

“In another instance, State Central Committeeman and Ron Paul supporter Henry Herford Jr. of Franklin Parrish was attacked by some security officials who didn’t realize that the body had voted out the previous chairman. Mr. Herford has a prosthetic hip and according to a doctor at the scene it appears as though the prosthetic was dislocated and may require replacement. The injury occurred as he was beginning to call to order the newly re-formed convention.

“In yet another instance, Ron Paul supporter Alex Helwig, Chairman of the Rules Committee who made the motion to remove the chair, was arrested by Shreveport police and released. During his brief detainment, some of his fingers were broken and when he returned to the event he was walking with aid of a cane.

“By 10:50 a.m. today, the newly formed convention completed its work. Newly-elected national delegates met with the Romney campaign’s Louisiana Chairman, Scott Sewell, who graciously said ‘that he supported the effort and would do everything he could to make sure the delegation was seated’ in Tampa.

“Despite the divisiveness that characterized the Louisiana state convention initially, we are thankful that the Paul and Romney campaigns took the high road to guarantee the enfranchisement of Republicans whose candidate preferences differ.

“Republicans of goodwill agree that following the spirited primary season, the general election presents us with an opportunity to defeat Obama and place the nation on a path to recovery.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured at the convention. And, we thank all responsible convention participants for ending the day on a more unified note.”

Business Insider: The Most Sophisticated Attack Submarine In US History Is Now In Service

RNC chief Priebus: Walker kept promises to voters, Obama hasn’t - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

RNC chief Priebus: Walker kept promises to voters, Obama hasn’t - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Hovde for Senate TV Ad: Debt Crisis