News & Notes Nov 2nd, 2012

Texas Eagle Forum NEWS & NOTES

Cathie Adams,

Don’t neglect your right and responsibility to vote! Early voting ends tomorrow, November 2nd. Election day is next Tuesday, November 6th. Find your polling place:

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Many Texas Eagles are venturing outside Texas to campaign for Romney-Ryan and Missouri US Senate candidate Todd Akin. THANK YOU for praying, block walking, calling and doing all you can to save America for our children and grandchildren. Cathie Adams departs Nov. 1 for Columbus, Ohio, joining a group led by Dr. Robin Armstrong. Prior to departure, Cathie was blessed to be interviewed by Penna Dexteron Point of View radio RNC for Life Exec. Dir. Dianne Edmonson is leading a group to Missouri. On to VICTORIES!

OBAMA FORGETS MEMORIAL TO HORSE SOLDIERS NEAR GROUND ZERO. During the debate on foreign policy, President Barack Obama talked down to Gov. Mitt Romney about "these things called aircraft carriers" and "ships that go underwater." Obama's snarky comment that our military has "fewer horses and bayonets" shows how forgetful Obama is because less than 12 years ago American Special Operations Green Beret Horse Soldiers rode with Northern Alliance allies to vanquish the Taliban in the early weeks of the post 9/11 war in Afghanistan. On November 11, 2011, Vice President Joe Biden was present at the unveiling of a magnificent statue in New York City, dedicated to these Special Operations Green Beret Horse Soldiers. "At that time, horses were the best means of transportation in unforgiving mountainous terrain that was the home of cave-living terrorists who plotted murderous attacks against America," reports Elaine Donnelly, President, Center for Military Readiness. "President Obama deserves credit for approving the successful attack on Osama bin Laden, but he would be a better Commander-in-Chief if he took the time to look beyond his own role to gain insight into the sacrifices of all Special Operations Forces soldiers who have fought so bravely in defense of America." Read more

South Plaines EF presidents Tom and Barbara Mandry have been communicating with a new organization called National Right to Marriage to partner during the upcoming Texas legislative session in defense of traditional marriages. Like TEF, NRM is pleased that 76% of Texas voters passed a marriage Amendment as have 29 other states in the US. They are also developing a “Pledges List” on their website to identify where each candidate for Public Office stands, as well as a “Business Directory” that shows which business and service companies have endorsed traditional marriage.The Mandrys will also work with Jonathan Saenz of Texas Values on divorce reform.

Maria Invites you to The Remembrance Project’s 2nd Annual National Remembrance Day for Those Killed by illegal aliens on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Simultaneous vigils will take place on Sunday across America in support of our families. With the help of The Stolen Lives Quilt, The Remembrance Project provides a voice for those who no longer have a voice. Join us in prayer, speech, and unity.

DEF President Trayce Bradford is planning a November 15 meeting in Dallas with Lt. General (Retd.) Jerry Boykin, an expert in national defense and the war on terror. Details to follow.

Trayce will also attend a planning meeting in Austin on November 20 with legislators and others leaders concerning legislation calling for "American Laws for American Courts."


Texas Eagles Cathie Adams cathieadams@me.comMerryLynn and Pat Carlson plan to attend the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Doha, Qatar, November 26 through the 7th of December.

TEF leaders continue to prepare for the 2013 session that begins on January 8, 2013. TEF VP MerryLynn Gerstenschlager will join Lt. Gov. Dewhurst on Nov. 13 for lunch to discuss our legislative agenda. In the other chamber, we are encouraging House members to cast their first vote for conservative Speaker candidate Bryan Hughes.

TEF President Cathie Adams joined national EF Founder and President Phyllis Schlafly in signing a PRO ENGLISH letter. On Nov. 6, Puerto Ricans will vote to whether remain a commonwealth, become independent, negotiate its current status with the U.S. or become the 51st State. The letter urges Congress to ensure that specific English language requirements are made a condition for Puerto Rico to be admitted as the 51st U.S. State.

As you open your pocketbooks for the next natural disaster or the Christmas season, please keep these facts in mind:

The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans' salary for 2011 was $951,957 plus expenses.

The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $675,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,900,000 per year (158K) per month, plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE. Less than 5 cents (4.4 cents) per donated dollar goes to the cause.

 The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

The American Legion National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0..00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a$0..00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives a$0..00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander receives a$0..00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

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