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Women on the Trump Train

Being a radio talk host on Sunday morning means that on Monday morning, my ritual is to watch the morning news and drink a cup of coffee–or two or three….Monday is my day off!  Lucky me!  And, did I mention that I am a conservative radio talk host?

This morning started out like all others and then I started listening to the TV talking heads. Now I am furious! How many times do I have to hear that suburban, college educated women are not for Trump?

A person would probably not count Palm Springs as a suburb, because it is the flagship of the Coachella Valley here in Southern California, not a suburb. However, we, the college educated women in question, are asking each other, who are these women?  I am asking, because every Coachella Valley, college educated woman that I know is a major Trump supporter.

Are they all Republicans?  No!  But they are all college educated.   We all laugh when we hear and read this, and then ask—-Who are these women, because no one has ever asked us?

Maybe we did not start out supporting Trump.  Maybe Trump has just grown on all of us, as we watched the primary debates. Trump emerged as the guy that was strong enough to say that he will build a wall and stop illegal immigration that is hurting our economy and costing American jobs. He is the guy that will reform immigration law, repeal and replace Obamacare, create jobs, replace bad trade deals, keep us safe domestically and nationally, defeat radical Islamic terrorism, cut the spending, balance the budget, erase the national deficit, reform the tax code, cut taxes, build up and support our military, care for our veterans and Make America Great Again! Oh, did I mention Supreme Court Judges?

Now all of the above is why I am a rabid Trump supporter. And, here is the clincher:  Donald Trump will protect my 2nd Amendment rights!  This is major for me.

Growing up in Southern Illinois, yes, you can call me a red-neck, but remember that I am also a college educated red-neck that has always been around guns all of my life. My Father was a part-owner of a hunting club in the Southern Illinois “bottoms”.  I know that I must be able to protect myself and my gun is my choice. So, add protecting my 2nd Amendment rights to all of the above items.

In the past couple of weeks, we have been bombarded by accusations by many women that Donald Trump has groped them. Is it true or is it lies? Now the most famous left-wing hack of the feminist movement, attorney Gloria Allred, is in the mix.  You now know that you will need a shovel and the spin and the lies have started “big time”, when Gloria appears.

I am also hearing that Evangelicals and Republican women are dropping off of the Trump Train at the speed of light.  Really?  And your choice then is Bill and Hillary? Really? And, you cannot tell your daughters that you have voted for Trump and you cannot have your military be led by Trump. Really?

Believe me, Ladies, your daughters and granddaughters are not as offended as you may think, having been taught by Bill Clinton all about oral sex right on TV in the 90’s. Your daughters and granddaughters know more about sex at age 10, than you ever knew at age 20, so don’t be so naive.

The Clinton, leftist campaign machine wants you to be very offended and they have brought Gloria in to seal the deal.

Do not be fooled, Ladies! Don’t drink the Progressive Media Kool-Ade!  We have a country to save and even though I am not happy with this talk that is just meant to divert the real issues and the truth about who will really “Save America”. Do not waver!

Suburban educated women MUST and WILL VOTE for TRUMP or God help us all!!

October 23, 2016 | Elise Blog | A comment?

Downfall of the California Republican Party

 The Elise Richmond Show presents “Bob’s Brain “

Part I: The Problem

The leadership of the California Republican Party is killing the California Republican Party. The Republican Party has been historically a “bottom up” political organization. The roots support the party, not the pretty flowers on the top.

In 1999, shortly after Governor Pete Wilson left office, the state had 5,238,000 million registered Republican voters. In February 2013, the end of Tom Del Becarro’s term as chairman of the California Republican Party, the registered Republicans numbered 5,225,000 million.  Our Party lost a total of 13,000 registered Republican voters in 14 years.

In March 2013, Jim Brute was elected chairman of the California Republican Party. In his own words, he said, “I will rebuild the Party from the ground up”.  Brulte was seen as a true political genius and the savior of the California Republican Party. I am not sure why Brulte decided, shortly after he started his reign, to discontinue the California Republican Party Voter Registration Program?   

In Brulte’s first 3 years as the Einstein of the California Republican Party, the total number of registered Republicans voters in California fell to 4,767,000 million, a loss of 458,000 registered Republican voters.                                          (All of these numbers can be fact checked at www.sos.ca.gov)

Our party is dying. Jim Brulte has led our party down a road to destruction. When asked where he stands on bills that increase the power of public unions, he has no answers. He just accepts checks, totaling over $500,000 from SEIU unions. If asked where he stands on bills that raise taxes, all you get is more silence.

There is no leadership, coming from Chairman Brulte or our Vice – Chairwoman Dhillon to grow our party in numbers and in strength “from the ground up” or to grow our voter registration numbers. Do the party leaders know of the declining Republican registered voters? Did you know of this decline in the last 3 years of 458,000 registered California Republican voters?

Brulte and Dhillon are our state party elected leaders. I would hope that they have knowledge of this problem. Where is the plan for Republican ideals to WIN again in California? Don’t you want to WIN again? The lack of Republican leadership is causing the extinction of the Republican Party in California. Republicans want to WIN again.

You get chaos, when there is no team leader and no direction for the state Republican elected officials. With no team leader, the mind set becomes, how do I get the most for me? That is what careerists do. But chaos favors the weak. It is time for us, the little guys, to take advantage of the chaos caused by our cowardly caucus.

Republicans believe in limited taxes and smaller government. Right? If you believe that lower taxes and reduced regulations help in growing the economy, then you are thinking like a Republican. If you think that higher taxes, increased regulation and public employee unions are the answer to the state’s ills, then you are a democrat. What works is obvious. It is the Republican plan of lower taxes and smaller government.

However, just last week the leader of the Republican Senate (Huff) and the leader of the Assembly (Mayes) voted to pass a new tax, because the old tax is expiring. Are these guys Republicans or simply careerists?

The old expiring tax was passed 3 years ago without a single Republican vote.The assembly leader (Mayes) whipped the vote and 10 other Republican assembly members voted like progressive liberal democrats to pass thenew tax increase.

In the last few months, the state Republicans elected officials stood united against new taxes, not once, but twice. On the Democrats’ third try, the Republicans folded like cheap suits. Were the first two votes just a game to play hard to get? Maybe to see how much more the Republican elected officials could get for themselves in return for their vote on a third try at the new taxes?

Do Chairman Brulte and Vice – Chairwoman Dhillon believe it is acceptable for our state Republican elected officials to vote in new taxes and grow government bigger? Was Brulte involved in the negotiations on this new tax increase? Where is the leadership for the Republican ideal of lower taxes? Where are our team leaders?

Soon the California Republican Party leaders are proving to be the doctors for the assisted suicide to end the misery of our feeble opposition Party. Who will stand for lower taxes and smaller government then?

We know that we are sad about our dying Party.  Are you?

Elise Richmond, The Elise Richmond Show, Saying what YOU are thinking!

Bob Richmond, Past Chairman Riverside County Republican Party 08-09

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voting with Union Bosses

The Elise Richmond Show presents “Bob’s Brain “

 Part 2 -The Symptoms

Bob and I wrote a blog last May entitled, “The Unionization of the Republican Party, Part 1 & 2”.  Since then, the Republican state legislators have dramatically increased their pro union voting record. (See graph below.)

Do Chairman Brulte and Vice Chair Dhillon view this pro union voting pattern as good strategy for Republicans and the Republican Party? Is this part of their plan to build a stronger Republican Party? Are they in favor of this pro union voting record? The Elise Richmond Show and Bob’s Brain are not.  Are you?

Have you heard anything from your state leadership about a change in Republican ideals that would explain why unions are now our allies? Is this the path you want your legislators and Ca Republican Party to take? Is being pro union now a good thing?  Are Republicans and our Republican ideals now aligned with unions?

When Assemblyman Chad Mayes was elected leader of the Assembly, he said he believed in the Republican ideals of “limited government, low taxes and empowering individuals”.

Did you know that in 2015 our Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes scored a whopping 71% pro union voting record from the United Domestic Workers Union scorecard?  This same union led the way for a victory passage of the $15 dollar minimum wage for Ca.  We bet that the UDW union bosses are really happy with the leadership of Assemblyman Mayes, who is reaching across the aisle and voting with the Democrat Union.

Assembly Leader Mayes also led the charge by whipping 10 other Republican assembly members to vote “Yes” on a new tax.  Mayes explains that this is a vote that saved us, the taxpayers, $100 Million. The “yes” vote passed a new bill that will tax all MCO healthcare plans. Three years earlier not one Republican legislator voted for this tax. Now we have 13 Republicans voting for this tax. What changed in the last three years to make this tax Pro Republican?

This was a Pro Obamacare vote to help save Obamacare and Medi-Cal in California by throwing more money at it. By the way, if all Republicans had voted “No”, this tax would not have passed. Why? Because the tax increases require a 2/3 majority vote that the Obamacare loving, Democrat unions did not have. When did it change that Republicans now support Obamacare?

I have a question for Republican Leader Chad Mayes. How much would we have saved on taxes, if he would have voted “NO”? We doubt he will answer that question with a monetary amount. We believe that the answer is $1.6 Billion with a “No” vote. You decide what vote, “Yes or No”, would have been beneficial to you? With this vote, did Assemblyman Mayes follow the Republican ideals that he stated, when chosen leader of the Republican Assembly?

In October 2015, the UDW union bosses gave Assemblyman Mayes $4,100 for his 2016 re-election campaign. This was just one month after Mayes was elected leader of the Republican Assembly. Why did the UDW bosses reward Mayes with this generous monetary donation?

Mayes is the only Republican that received such a large donation so far in this election cycle. Will more union rewards go to the other Republicans that voted “YES”?  Wanta bet?

The UDW union bosses gave $127,000 to other Democrat counties, candidates, clubs, and to the Ca Democrat Party in this resent reporting period. What made Republican Assemblyman Mayes so special to receive this money from the UDW union bosses?

 In our opinion, this money influenced Mayes’ vote. Mayes also whipped other Republicans to vote “YES” for this new Obamacare tax. Mayes got $4,100. Taxpayers got a $1.6 Billion tax bill.

Are these the actions of a leader of an opposition Republican Party? Could this be part of the problem?  Is this why our Party is dying in Ca? Are our leaders helping the Republican Party morph into the Democrat party for their own personal gain?

Do we need a new plan of action from our Republican Leaders or do we need to find new Leaders?

Elise Richmond, The Elise Richmond Show, Saying what YOU are thinking!

Bob Richmond, Past Chairman Riverside County Republican Party 08-09

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voting with Union Bosses


October 6, 2016 | Bob Blog, Elise Blog | A comment?

California Republican Party Convention

Let’s talk about the California Republican Party Convention. I used to live in Burlingame and Bob, in San Mateo and Millbrae, so it was fun to go back to the Bay Area and visit friends, especially my God son’s Mom and Dad.  And, it was St. Patty’s Day.  No Chicagoan, no matter where they live now, can pass up a chance for a St. Patty’s Day Dinner.  Always a grand excuse to party!  Great!

Bob and I were outnumbered around that St Patty’s dinner table.  4 Democrats, us and one more Republican.  However, everyone, whether Democrat or Republican, agreed on one thing!  It is time for a CA Voter ID!  Everyone is signing THE COMMON SENSE VOTING ACT, Guard My Vote petition. Have you?  Go to: guardmyvote.com   Get active! Make it happen! If not you, then who?

Back to the CRP convention.  It was boring, yes, boring.  The only excitement came, from the CA Tea Party Caucus.  Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote was their keynote speaker. They are alive. They are animated. They are the REBELS of the Republican Party.  They are the activists of the Republican Party.  So, why can’t the Republican leaders see this? Why can’t everyone join together and work together? Open up that BIG TENT, Republican Party. The Big Tent that you are always talking about!  Is there really a big tent, Boys and Girls?  It is no wonder to me that the Hispanics, Asians and Blacks don’t join the Republican Party easily.  The Republican Party can’t even accept their own Republicans into that Big Tent.

If the establishment Republicans would welcome the Tea Party into the Big Tent, there is no limit to the success that a united Republican Party would have.

Don’t all Republicans believe in the Tea Party ideals of no more bailouts, reduce the size and the intrusiveness of government, stop raising our taxes, repeal Obamacare, cease the out-of-control spending and bring back American prosperity?

How many of you agree with these points?  If you say, “Yes”, then you are a Republican, no matter where you are on the conservative scale. Why the divide, if we all stand for these Republican principles?

I really do not understand.  I am a Republican, who believes in the above principles, so am I a Republican or am I in the Tea Party?  I think I am BOTH! Why not both?

The Democrats have learned to work together and to not air their dirty laundry in public or to the lame stream media. I am sure that they fight amongst themselves, but when it is time for the election, they are UNITED!!  Sadly, Republicans fight with each other, instead of fighting the enemy, the Democrats.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Henry Ford (1863-1947), American founder of the Ford Motor Company.  (Others are also credited with this quote.)  I use a variation of this quote to end my radio show

My advice to the GOP and the CRP:  Try something new! Let the Tea Party into the Republican Big Tent!  Quickly!

March 27, 2014 | Elise Blog | A comment?

Is this any way to Build the Republican Party?

Achadjian, Conway, Linder, Nestande
Wilk, Bigalow, Olsen, Waldron, Logue

These are the Republican Assembly Members that voted for a 4.5% pay raise for State Union Workers from SEIU Local 1000 . This is the same union that is fighting against pension reform in the state and the same union that is spending millions of dollars targeting Republicans in close election districts in the Assembly.

In the Assembly, the unions help the Democrats get elected and out- spend the Republicans on the same elections by a margin of 8 to 1.

One of the slickest ways the union does this is by maxing out to all Democrats, running in the Assembly. Then, the Democrat candidates that are in safe districts, which are most of them, max out to a few targeted Democrats that are in close races. This maximizes the union money to a few targeted candidates’ races.

Republican legislators, stop this madness. California is in billions of dollars of debt. UNFUNDED, long term union workers’ pension debt is huge. Republican Legislators don’t try to tell me that California has a balanced budget.
Our economy is struggling and any increase in revenues is short term.

How does this vote by these Republican legislators help build our party?
Why did these legislators vote to help unions have more control over our State?
The Democrats did not need these votes from Republicans. What then did these legislators get in return for their votes?

Maybe we will see at election time. Why do these legislators put their own interests or the interests of the Democrats, before our Republican Party interests?

I have lost all faith in our Republican legislators here in California to do what is right to build our Republican Party. Until the Republican legislators change their voting patterns on fiscal issues, we are lost! Republicans will continue to wonder in the wilderness forever.

Are these legislators afraid of the Unions at election time? Get Real! Democrats do not vote for Republicans.
What happened to this statement: “Republicans stand for lower taxes and smaller government?”

Elise Richmond
The Elise Richmond Show
“Conservatively Speaking, Of Course!”
elise@eliserichmond.com
KNEWS 94.3 FM – Sundays 9am – 11am

June 27, 2013 | Elise Blog | A comment?

REPUBLICANS, YOU NEED TO KNOW

It is a major frustration and a big waste of time to listen to the leaders of the California GOP, telling us the why’s and the how’s of building and growing the Republican Party. We are told that we need a new message that resonates with minorities and don’t be real Conservatives…..move to the middle. (Why don’t the Democrats ever move to the middle?) We are told that we are losing elections, because we are too this are too that. We are told that we hate this or we hate that. We need to change. Maybe! But, in the opinion of some of us, we need to stand strong on our Republican principles and actually advertise those conservative principles to ALL Registered Voters. If we stand strong, we might be quite surprised at the reaction from all Conservatives.
Last week on 5/29/2013 in the state senate, 4 Republican Senators voted to change the GOP principles and help the party to become even smaller. Senators Emmerson, Walters, Cannella and Huff, the leader of the Senate Republicans, voted to raise their fellow Californians’ taxes by over $2.3 billion. Who is telling these elected Republicans that over taxation by Republicans will grow our party? In fact, it will grow it smaller. Republicans stand for smaller government, less taxes, not bigger government and higher taxes. Isn’t this correct?
It sickens me that we actually have Republican Senators and Assemblymen and women that have signed pledges to not raise taxes and then they do. Last week Jon Coupal of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and Jon Fleischman of the Flashreport both wrote opinion pieces, stating that about 12 Republicans were going to vote for higher taxes. Neither of them listed the names of those that they thought might vote for higher taxes. Now that the vote has happened, there is still no mention of the Republicans Legislators that voted YES to higher taxes, therefore, voting against Republican values.
So, now do we all consider Senators Emmerson, Walters, Cannella, and Huff to be useless and untrustworthy in helping us build the Republican Party here in California? Now should they be considered liabilities in our efforts? Or, will we still laud them, tell them that they are wonderful and continue to pile on the honors. When did it become OK to be a herd of Rinos?
How many in the Assembly will vote for this tax increase? Well, it is time to start calling every single Assemblyman or Assemblywoman and tell them to help build our party by voting No to the $2.3 billion in taxes in SB 11 and AB 8.
Start with AD 60 Assemblyman Eric Linder, who didn’t vote in two different committees, Transportation and Appropriations, on two different dates. This type of activity is very suspicious, as to not show how he will vote on the floor.
Assemblyman Linder’s office in Riverside County is 951-371-6860. # in Sacramento is 916-319-2060.
Tell him to vote NO on higher taxes! Tell him to stand up and vote against higher taxes, as Eric has pledged to do in the past.
Then you need to contact your Assemblyman or Assemblywoman and tell them not to go against their Party, the California Republican Party, by raising our taxes. Tell them that we don’t have a tax problem, but they have a spending problem. Tell them to not sell their vote to the democrats for higher taxes on all of us.
Please pass this on to your entire email list and make a difference. No Republican Assemblyperson should ever vote to raise taxes. We can stop them with phone calls and pressure them to be Republicans, not Rinos. The sad fact is that if we don’t hold their feet to the fire to act like Republicans, they will vote like Democrats. WHY? I want to know what they get for their Rino vote and from whom?
I know that it is discouraging with leadership like this in the Senate to be proud to be a Republican. But, by taking action, we can make a difference. Call today, call now and then send this e-mail on to others.
Link to Assemblyman Linder’s pledge not to raise taxes http://www.ericlinder.com/news_details.php?id=13

June 7, 2013 | Elise Blog | A comment?

MAGIC HAPPENS and TONY ORLANDO APPEARS

You know that I say from time to time on the show that ”MAGIC HAPPENS”! Magic happened a couple of weeks ago. A friend and I drove to Brea, where I spoke to the BREA RWF. We discovered, if nothing else, that Brea is a wonderful town, full of shops and old movie theaters and restaurants and outdoor cafes. Did I say gorgeous shops? The first Magic is finding new shopping areas!
The Second Magic is THE BREA RWF, a group of very dedicated Republicans, a group of action women, who are honoring our Troops by sending boxes of items to them in Afghanistan every month. One of the members has a husband and a son both there. Their meeting was full of Americanism and Patriotism, reading excerpts from General George Washington’s speech to his bedraggled, freezing men on Christmas Eve, before crossing the Delaware and their subsequent victory that defeated the Brits. The lesson was Courage. Do we have such courage to fight Communism now? That was the question.
One of the speakers for Supervisor Shawn Nelson’s office said that he had to hurry off to the Richard Nixon Library, where there was a party, commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Return of the POW’S from Vietnam. Ironically, the Nixon Library was already on our list of stops for the day. After going back to shop for a minute, well, maybe longer, we were on to visit the Nixon Library…….the next Magic.
Arrived about 2 p.m., we thought that party for the Vietnam POW’s was already over, so we started our tour. About 10 minutes into the tour, we heard live music, followed it and discovered that the ceremony for the Veterans and their families was just starting.
We ran to the outdoor garden event, past the Reflecting Pool, and got there just as it began…….the Prayer, the Pledge, the Marine Band, a soloist, singing the “Star Spangled Banner”. WOW……MAGIC HAPPENS!
More importantly, there were all of the POW’S, men and women that had personally suffered so much for America. The Hanoi Hilton and all of the horrors spots, words from the past, were named. Some of these same Veterans had actually been welcomed home by Nixon 40 years ago……who knew? The press never reported that one that I can remember.
Joining the Veterans was Nixon’s brother, one of Nixon’s son-in-laws, Christopher Cox, and some of Nixon’s grandchildren. They, with a representative from each of the branches of the military and the wife of one of the MIA’S, laid a wreath on former President Nixon’s grave, which is just to the left side of the podium in a lovely rose garden. Then the speeches, the fly overs, the dignitaries, everything going along as usual…and then the Big Magic. Tony Orlando appears and you know what song he sang. Yes,”TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE”. With tears in our eyes, we all sang with Tony. He went up and down the aisles to different Vets with the mike. They all sang with Tony and they all knew every word of the song. It was wonderful…….it was MAGIC!
I was so humbled to be with these Veterans. However, during the entire event in my mind’s eye were the faces of my school friends, just boys, my childhood buddies, Robert Smith and Bobbie Crawford, always honored at every Class Reunion.
58,000 died in Vietnam, but for this day these POW’S were home and smiling with their families. I do not recall the exact number of MIA’S that never have returned…..what a tragedy!
A giant Bar-B-Q for them followed. I suppose my friend and I could have gone, but neither of us thought that it was appropriate. We are not part of this group. They are their own special group. We were only cheering for them and being so proud of them.
We decided to finish the tour, found a docent to take us through Nixon’s family home, where Nixon was born, even though it was after hours……More MAGIC!
But it gets even better. As we were leaving, there stood Tony Orlando, having photos made at the podium. A Photo Moment, but, both of our cell phones were out of charge…….Bummer!
Tony Orlando to the rescue. What a doll! When he found out that we were both from Palm Springs, he told his photographer to take our pictures, get our addresses, and mail the pictures to us…..OMG! The photographer looked annoyed. We hope he will follow through.
But, Tony Orlando! What a Star! He was so personable, such a gentleman and what a giant smile. MAGIC HAPPENS!
Will he really be a guest on the show? I guess you will have to listen every Sunday and find out.
The day was full of fun and surprises. It was serendipitous……and MAGIC! Even though Memorial Day was the next Monday, I had a wonderful early Memorial Day with my guys, now men, home and safe with their families and smiling with Tony Orlando!
MAGIC HAPPENS and TONY ORLANDO APPEARS
You know that I say from time to time on the show that ”MAGIC HAPPENS”! Magic happened a couple of weeks ago. A friend and I drove to Brea, where I spoke to the BREA RWF. We discovered, if nothing else, that Brea is a wonderful town, full of shops and old movie theaters and restaurants and outdoor cafes. Did I say gorgeous shops? The first Magic is finding new shopping areas!
The Second Magic is THE BREA RWF, a group of very dedicated Republicans, a group of action women, who are honoring our Troops by sending boxes of items to them in Afghanistan every month. One of the members has a husband and a son both there. Their meeting was full of Americanism and Patriotism, reading excerpts from General George Washington’s speech to his bedraggled, freezing men on Christmas Eve, before crossing the Delaware and their subsequent victory that defeated the Brits. The lesson was Courage. Do we have such courage to fight Communism now? That was the question.
One of the speakers for Supervisor Shawn Nelson’s office said that he had to hurry off to the Richard Nixon Library, where there was a party, commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Return of the POW’S from Vietnam. Ironically, the Nixon Library was already on our list of stops for the day. After going back to shop for a minute, well, maybe longer, we were on to visit the Nixon Library…….the next Magic.
Arrived about 2 p.m., we thought that party for the Vietnam POW’s was already over, so we started our tour. About 10 minutes into the tour, we heard live music, followed it and discovered that the ceremony for the Veterans and their families was just starting.
We ran to the outdoor garden event, past the Reflecting Pool, and got there just as it began…….the Prayer, the Pledge, the Marine Band, a soloist, singing the “Star Spangled Banner”. WOW……MAGIC HAPPENS!
More importantly, there were all of the POW’S, men and women that had personally suffered so much for America. The Hanoi Hilton and all of the horrors spots, words from the past, were named. Some of these same Veterans had actually been welcomed home by Nixon 40 years ago……who knew? The press never reported that one that I can remember.
Joining the Veterans was Nixon’s brother, one of Nixon’s son-in-laws, Christopher Cox, and some of Nixon’s grandchildren. They, with a representative from each of the branches of the military and the wife of one of the MIA’S, laid a wreath on former President Nixon’s grave, which is just to the left side of the podium in a lovely rose garden. Then the speeches, the fly overs, the dignitaries, everything going along as usual…and then the Big Magic. Tony Orlando appears and you know what song he sang. Yes,”TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE”. With tears in our eyes, we all sang with Tony. He went up and down the aisles to different Vets with the mike. They all sang with Tony and they all knew every word of the song. It was wonderful…….it was MAGIC!
I was so humbled to be with these Veterans. However, during the entire event in my mind’s eye were the faces of my school friends, just boys, my childhood buddies, Robert Smith and Bobbie Crawford, always honored at every Class Reunion.
58,000 died in Vietnam, but for this day these POW’S were home and smiling with their families. I do not recall the exact number of MIA’S that never have returned…..what a tragedy!
A giant Bar-B-Q for them followed. I suppose my friend and I could have gone, but neither of us thought that it was appropriate. We are not part of this group. They are their own special group. We were only cheering for them and being so proud of them.
We decided to finish the tour, found a docent to take us through Nixon’s family home, where Nixon was born, even though it was after hours……More MAGIC!
But it gets even better. As we were leaving, there stood Tony Orlando, having photos made at the podium. A Photo Moment, but, both of our cell phones were out of charge…….Bummer!
Tony Orlando to the rescue. What a doll! When he found out that we were both from Palm Springs, he told his photographer to take our pictures, get our addresses, and mail the pictures to us…..OMG! The photographer looked annoyed. We hope he will follow through.
But, Tony Orlando! What a Star! He was so personable, such a gentleman and what a giant smile. MAGIC HAPPENS!
Will he really be a guest on the show? I guess you will have to listen every Sunday and find out.
The day was full of fun and surprises. It was serendipitous……and MAGIC! Even though Memorial Day was the next Monday, I had a wonderful early Memorial Day with my guys, now men, home and safe with their families and smiling with Tony Orlando!

INTRODUCTION TO THE ELISE RICHMOND SHOW MAY 5 DIVERSITY IN THE PARTIES

I have decided to turn my show intro into a blog each week. Here is the first.
INTRODUCTION TO THE ELISE RICHMOND SHOW MAY 5 (The exact script is typed in caps for easy reading on air. I am not screaming, just lazy.)

DIVERSITY IN THE PARTIES

LAST WEEK THE CLOSET CONSERVATIVES WERE ON THE SHOW AND ONE OF THEM SAID THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS RUN BY OLD WHITE MEN AND THAT HE WAS TIRED OF IT JUST BEING OLE WHITE MEN.

I MIGHT REMIND EVERYONE THAT EVEN THOUGH I CAN NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT A GUEST MIGHT SAY, I CAN POSSIBLY CLARIFY OR BETTER EXPLAIN OR EXPOUND ON A COMMENT.
THE COMMENT IN QUESTION WAS: OLE WHITE MEN. A LISTENER REMINDED ME THAT A TRUE CONSERVATIVE DOES NOT JUDGE ANYONE BY THEIR COLOR OR BY THEIR AGE AND OUR LISTENER IS CORRECT!

FOR THE RECORD, I LIKE OLE WHITE GUYS; MY DADDY WAS AN OLE WHITE GUY; MY HUSBAND IS BECOMING AN OLE WHITE GUY…he has always been white…it’s the age thing I am referring to); AND I CAN RELATE TO OLE WHITE GUYS. NOT THE POINT REALLY. WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO SAY GOT MUDDLED. LIBERAL DEMOCRATS PAINT THE FACE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, AS OLE WHITE GUYS, THE MEDIA PICKS THAT UP AND IT BECOMES THEIR MANTRA.

WHAT WE MEANT TO CONVEY IS THAT WE WANT TO SEE THE CORRECT FACE SHOWN ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NEEDS TO SHOW SOME NEW BLOOD….WHITE, PINK, BLACK, BROWN, JUST NOT GREEN…. AND WE DESCRIBED THE REASON FOR OUR STATEMENT BADLY.

WE ALSO MEANT NO DISRESPECT TO ANY OLD GUYS, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT AGE IS NOT RESPECTED, AS IT SHOULD BE RESPECTED, IN AMERICA. AND WE ALSO MEANT NO DISRESPECT TO JOHN MCCAIN OR KARL ROVE OR LINDSEY GRAHAM OR ANY OF THE OTHER OLE WHITE GUYS IN THE PARTY THAT SEEM TO ALWAYS BE THE VOICES OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE MEDIA……MAYBE QUITE BY PLAN OF THE LAMESTREAM.

THEN I REREAD THE EMAIL AND IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT MY GUEST, ONE OF THE CLOSET CONSERVATIVES, AND I HAD FALLEN INTO EXACTLY WHAT THE DEMOCRATS LIKE TO SAY: THAT THE FACE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS OLD AND WHITE AND, OF COURSE, WE ARE RACISTS. WE, REPUBLICANS, KNOW THAT IS JUST NOT TRUE, BUT MY GUEST AND I HAD JUST FALLEN INTO THE DEMOCRAT MARKETING PHRASE……..SHAME ON US!

I THOUGHT SOME MORE……WE HAVE WOMEN AND MEN, WHITE, HISPANIC AND BLACK, GAY MEN AND WOMEN AND TRIBAL MEMBERS, TOO. AND PERSONALLY, DO REMEMBER THAT MY FIRST HUSBAND, THE SATIN LATIN, WAS A CUBAN, PUERTO RICAN GUY AND HE WAS A REPUBLICAN. IN FACT, HE WAS FIRST AN AMERICAN, A MARINE AND A REPUBLICAN, THEN A CUBAN AND A PUERTO RICAN. SO, AS TO RACISM, THERE WAS NONE INTENDED BY ME OR THE CLOSET CONSERVATIVES.
ONE WAY TO PROVE THE POINT OF DIVERSITY IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE LACK OF DIVERSITY IN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS TO LOOK AT THE PICTURES OF THE DEMOCRAT GOVERNORS AND THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS ONLINE AND READ THEIR BIOS.

HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL SEE: THERE ARE 21 DEMOCRAT GOVERNORS. ONE OF THE 21 DEMO GOVERNORS IS IN THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, ONE IS THE GOVERNOR OF PUERTA RICO, SO FROM THE 50 STATES, THERE ARE 19 DEMO GOVERNORS. ONE OF THE 19 IS A WOMAN AND ONE IS A BLACK MAN. THE REMAINING 17 ARE CAUCASIAN…..WHITE GUYS! 17 WHITE GUYS!

NOW, AGE IS RELATIVE, SO I WILL JUST SAY THAT THE YOUNGEST DEMO GOVERNOR WAS BORN IN 1966, THE GOVERNOR OF MONTANA, STEVE BULLOCK. THE OLDEST ARE BOTH 75, BORN IN 1938. AGE IS RELATIVE. (TO A 16 YEAR OLD, 30 IS OLD.) REMEMBER, WHEN MY GENERATION SAID, “DO NOT TRUST ANYONE OVER 30.” THAT 30 IS NOW THE NEW 80! LOL LOL

FOR THE PARTY THAT PAINTS ITSELF AS THE PARTY OF DIVERSITY, THE DEMOCRAT GOVERNORS ARE NOT DIVERSE!

NOW, LET’S LOOK AT THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS: FIRST, 4 WOMEN. SOUTH CAROLINA’S NIKKI HALEY IS OF INDIAN DECENT LIKE BOBBY JINDAL; ARIZONA’S JAN BREWER, ANOTHER FEMALE GOVERNOR; NEW MEXICO’S SUSANA MARTINEZ, HISPANIC AND FEMALE; OKLAHOMA’S MARY FAITH. HOW ABOUT THAT DIVERSITY? MUCH MORE DIVERSIFIED THAN THE SO POLITICALLY CORRECT DEMOCRATS!
ALL DUE RESPECT, THE DEMO GOVERNORS’ WEBSITE, I MUST SAY, WAS THE EASIEST TO FIND A BIRTH DATE. THE ANALYTICAL REPUBLICANS’ WEBSITE WROTE DETAILED STORIES. I DID NOT HAVE TIME TO FIND THE AGES OF ALL OF THEM, BUT JUST LOOK AT THE PICTURES ON THE REPUBLICAN WEBSITE…..….YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN……SCOTT WALKER, RICK PERRY, THE ABOVE NAMED….I JUST LOOKED AT HAIR OR THE LACK THERE OF…..MAYBE RICK PERRY DYES HIS HAIR…….BUT YOU ALL GET THE POINT….THE REPUBLICANS ARE THE PARTY OF DIVERSITY…..…STOP BELIEVING THE DEMO MARKETING BABBLE AND THANK YOU, LISTENER, FOR POINTING THIS OUT!
And, after checking out these websites…is it really true that Republicans are better looking than Demos? I’ll let you be the judge. I am probably very partisan on the subject. Who me? Partisan?
PIECES OF INTEREST THAT CAUGHT MY EYE THE WEEK OF MAY 5:
1. AHMADINEJAD DID NOT WIN THE 2009 ELECTION
2. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY …AMMO PURCHASES
3. CA PRO LIFE COUNCIL….ABORTION BILLS IN CALIFORNIA
4. WHITE HOUSE MUSLIM TOURS…AMERICAN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ARE BANED, BUT MUSLIMS TOUR
5. MILITARY & RELIGION
WE’LL TALK ABOUT ALL OF THIS AFTER THE BREAK!

May 20, 2013 | Elise Blog | A comment?

It was Double Miller Time and I don’t drink Beer

It stands to reason and not much does these days that Bob would give me tickets to see the Bill O’Reilly/Dennis Miller Show in LA for Christmas!  Who would I be taking to use the other ticket?  I think he knew in advance. Lol    Bob also found out that Miller was performing solo the night before the LA show at the San Manuel Casino, so off we go to that show, too.

These men are brilliant, yet in different ways, but also share common ground, certainly enough common ground to be on the same stage.  Both are quick on their feet with lots of humor thrown in, especially Miller. Miller has that dry, funny humor. And, oh yes, that humor that says, “I agree with you and am so glad that someone like you agrees with me.

Both men have incredible political insight, savvy and experience, plus common sense. Both men love America.

Miller had the lines and O’Reilly had the stories.  Miller said that Pelosi looks like she is perpetually witnessing the landing of the Hindenburg and sleeps like a bat, upside down.

O’Reilly told candidate by candidate, why each one lost: Bachman, the Elvis birthday date mistake; Perry, not remembering which of the 3 departments to shut down.  O’Reilly added that even his 9 year old was yelling to the TV… EPA, EPA.  We all know what happened to 999 Cain…..true or not…..he was out;  Santorum, hammered for his answers on birth control and more, and Gingrich’s ex, describing their “Open Marriage” on late night TV.

Bill knows Mitt Romney. It’s a Massachusetts thing. Bill even spoke to Ann Romney, asking her to persuade Mitt to come on The Factor on Monday night before the election. This was important, because the hurricane stories had sucked all of the Romney air right out of the political universe.  There was no campaign trail left.  I truly think that Bill O’Reilly’s Factor could have made a giant difference in the outcome.  Bill O’Reilly is still puzzled. So am I.

The big unanswered question here is WHY?  Why not go on The Factor?  This is a no brainer!  Just think of the millions of voters that would be watching.  So many of those voters, we are told, did not make up theoir mind until the last minute.  Who knows?  The Factor could have saved us all.

Another reason to know just how out of touch Romney’s advisors, the ole Republican Party leaders, with the philosophy of “let’s do it like we did it when we got Reagan elected” really were and still are.

Republicans and our conservative message are not wrong, but our leaders sure are. They are not in the 21st Century yet!  I personally am tired of waiting for them to get with it. When Ed Rollins was asked on Fox the morning after the election, “What happened?”, he started his answer with a line that started with “When we got Ronald Reagan re-elected, …….”

What, Ed?  That was in 1984!

Step down Boys!  It’s time!

March 6, 2013 | Elise Blog | A comment?

IT IS ALL ABOUT PROPAGANDA, THEN AND NOW

 

IT IS ALL ABOUT PROPAGANDA.  WHEN I WAS A CHILD, KHRUSHCHEV BANGED HIS SHOE ON THE TABLE AT THE UNITED NATIONS AND GOT MY ATTENTION. WHETHER HE EVER SAID, “WE CANNOT EXPECT AMERICANS TO JUMP FROM CAPITALISM TO COMMUNISM, BUT WE CAN ASSIST THEIR ELECTED LEADERS IN GIVING AMERICANS SMALL DOSES OF SOCIALISM UNTIL THEY SUDDENLY WAKE UP TO FIND THEY HAVE COMMUNISM.”, OR NOT, THE STATEMENT IS TRUE NOW. PROPAGANDA HAS AND WILL CONTINUE TO KILL OUR AMERICA.  DAILY PROPAGANDA IS A REALITY.

PROPAGANDA, WHEN I WAS A CHILD, TAUGHT ME TO HATE, (YES, HATE, YOU SILLY LIBERALS, YOU CAN SAY, “HATE”), COMMUNISM.  COMMUNISM, RUSSIA, THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, THE USSR, THEY WERE THE ENEMY OF MY COUNTRY, THE ENEMY OF OUR AMERICA!   I AND MY CLASSMATES WERE TAUGHT TO FEAR COMMUNISM, THEIR BOMBS, AND THEIR PROPAGANDA.

REMEMBER THE DRILLS:  DUCK AND COVER—JUMPING UNDER OUR DESKS, IF THE BIG ONE HIT?

I WAS TAUGHT TO LOVE AMERICA, TO SAY THE PLEDGE, TO SING ALL OF THE VERSES OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.  I WAS TAUGHT TO RESPECT AMERICA AND HER MILITARY.  AMERICA WAS THE COUNTRY THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY TO HAVE THIS INCREDIBLE LIFE. IT WAS AMERICA THAT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THAT I HAD BEEN BORN INTO…YES, A LUCKY LITTLE GIRL!  LUCKY, LIKE SO MANY OF US, TO BE BORN IN AMERICA TO ADORING PARENTS.  MY PARENTS WERE NOT FAMOUS OR RICH. (OH, I TAKE THAT BACK.  MY FATHER WAS FAMOUS IN THE EYES OF MOM AND ME AND STILL IS FOR THAT MATTER.) BUT, WOW, GUESS WHAT, MY PARENTS WORKED!

YES, MANY OF US HAD PARENTS THAT RAN THE PTA’S, DID THE SPAGHETTI DINNERS AT THE AMERICAN LEGION HALLS AND WENT TO ELKS CLUB CONVENTIONS. WE HAD PARENTS THAT WENT TO CHURCH, SAT AT THE KITCHEN TABLE AND TALKED TO US EVERY NIGHT ABOUT OUR DAY.   AND WATCH OUT—WE HAD PARENTS THAT WORKED AND WORKED FOR THEIR COMMUNITY.  THEY TAUGHT US TO LOVE AMERICA, AS MUCH AS THEY DID.  I NOW BELIEVE THAT ONE OF THE FIRST HIPPIES WAS MANERD G. KREBS ON THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS. HE WAS THE FIRST TO SUBLIMINALLY PUT INTO OUR YOUNG MINDS THAT “WORK” WAS A BAD WORD!

OUR PROPAGANDA TAUGHT US THAT IT WAS A DISGRACE TO BE ON WELFARE.  FOOD STAMPS, WELL, WE WOULD RATHER EAT DIRT!  YOU WERE SHUNNED, IF YOU HAD A BABY WITH NO FATHER, LIVED AT HOME AFTER YOU GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE FOR LONGER THAN A COUPLE OF MONTHS, DID NOT GET A JOB AND CONTRIBUTE TO AMERICA.  SHUNNED, IF YOU DID NOT WORK.  THIS WAS OUR PROPAGANDA.  STUDY, GO TO COLLEGE, WORK HARD, TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY, SERVE YOUR COUNTRY AND CONTRIBUTE TO AMERICA. LOVE AMERICA.  BECAUSE OF AMERICA, WE ARE BLESSED.THIS WAS MY PROPAGANDA THAT I LEARNED.

AND YES, THE BEAVER CLEAVER SCENE THAT SO MANY LAUGH AT NOW.  BEAVER CLEVER AND WALLY LIVED NEXT DOOR TO ME, ONLY THEIR NAMES WERE RICHARD, DAVID AND PHILLIP.

WHAT IS THE PROPAGANDA NOW?  DO NOT WORK.  BARRACK HUSSEIN AND MICHELEL HAVE MONEY FOR YOU.  YOU CAN GET FREE THINGS. DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL TO LEARN. BE DUMB.  IT IS OK, HONEY, YOU ARE SO MISUNDERSTOOD AND WE ARE RACISTS TO MAKE YOU DO ANYTHING.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LEARN, BECAUSE YOU ARE SO SAD AND SO PITIFUL. JUST WHINE SOME MORE FOR US.  HATE AMERICA.  AMERICA IS THE PROBLEM. RICH PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM. CAPITALISM IS THE PROBLEM.  OF COURSE, YOU ARE SO DUMB; YOU CAN NOT EVEN DEFINE “CAPITALISM”.  BUT, THT IS OK, BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN SO MISTREATED. DO NOT THINK.  JUST LOVE AND ADORE MICHELE AND BARRACK HUSSEIN.  THEY ARE SO COOL.

MICHELE AND BARRACK HUSSEIN WILL TAKE MONEY FROM THOSE OLD RICH PEOPLE THAT THEIR PROPAGANDA HAS TAUGHT YOU TO HATE.  MICHELE AND BARRACK HUSSEIN WILL GIVE SOMEONE’S HARD-EARNED TAX MONEY TO YOU, THE DUMMIED DOWN CLASS OF AMERICA.  AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOVE, ADORE AND WORSHIP MICHELE AND BARRACK HUSSEIN.  THEY WILL HELP YOU.  JUST GET IN LINE AND SIGN UP FOR THEIR FREE STUFF.

IT IS ALL PART OF THE PROPAGANDA OF THE DAY.  YOUR DAILY DOSE OF PROPAGANDA FROM CBS, NBC, BC, CNN, AND OF COURSE, MSNBC. TAKE THE FREE STUFF. YOU DESERVE IT.  JUST BELIEVE IN THE SUN KING AND THE GHETTO FASHION QUEEN. BELIEVE IN THEIR DAILY PROPAGANDA.  BE COOL, BE LIKE BARACK HUSSEIN AND MICHELE.  DON’T WORK, JUST TAKE AND YOU, TOO, CAN BE ON TV ON OSCAR NIGHT!

PROPAGANDA, EVEN ON OSCAR NIGHT. YOU CAN NOT ESCAPE THE WHITE HOUSE PROPAGANDA FOR 4 MORE YEARS.  CHIN UP!  THIS WILL BE BRUTAL.  YOU MUST CONTINUE TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND BELIEVE IN AMERICA!

OH YES, I ACTUALLY ASKED BOB, BEFORE THE OSCARS, IF HE THOUGHT THAT THE HOLLYWOOD COMMUNISTS WOULD WORK MICHELE AND BARRACK HUSSEIN INTO OSCAR NIGHT.  WE NOW KNOW THE ANSWER. ANY CHANCE FOR PROPAGANDA WILL NOT BE OVERLOOKED.

February 26, 2013 | Elise Blog | A comment?

Elise Richmond interview on CapInsider.com

  www.CapInsider.com – while attending the CRP convention this past weekend, Elise was interviewed on CapInsider:    http://www.capinsider.com/dispatch-california-republican-party-convention-sacramento.

March 25, 2011 | Elise Blog | A comment?