Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dinner at Spurlock's Tuesday, May 3

Our next meeting will be at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, May 3 at Spurlock's Restaurant, 721 Main Street. We have reserved their private room and will be ordering from their standard menu. If you don’t wish to eat there, you are most welcome to join us for the fellowship and meeting. In order to assure the appropriate space and wait staff are available, please confirm you plan to attend by Sunday, May 1 to 
We hope to see you on May 3. Bring a friend or two with you!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Agricultural Subsidies Down on the D.C Farm

One of our readers has brought this to our attention.

The Ludwig von Mises Institute is sponsoring a program on agricultural subsidies in Indianapolis, May 14, 2011.

Sessions and lunch take place at the JW Marriott at 10 S. West Street, Indianapolis, with registration at 8:30 a.m.,  the first session at 9:30 a.m. and sessions ending at 2:00 p.m.  The Bookstore will be open until 2:30 p.m.

From the web site:

This one-day event will explore the history, present, and future of ag subsidies from the point of view of economic theory, demonstrating why few government programs enjoy less rationale than this one.

It is the mission of the Mises Institute to place human choice at the center of economic theory, to encourage a revival of critical historical research, and to advance the Misesian tradition of thought through the defense of the market economy, private property, sound money, and peaceful international relations, while opposing government intervention as economically and socially destructive.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Purdue Republicans Upcoming Events

Consider attending these upcoming Purdue College of Republicans activities on the West Lafayette campus next week.  These young conservatives need our support of their activism and exposing truths you won’t see anywhere else locally!  All of them are free and open to the public.

April 11, 12:00-4:00 pm in Stewart Center (under the mural); we will be displaying our "Palestinian Wall of Lies"
April 11, 6:00 pm in Krannert Room G009 - Guest speaker, Israeli Deputy Consulate General from Chicago

April 12, 7:00 pm in Krannert G002- Screening of "Iranium," check out the chilling trailer.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

If You Need a Good Laugh....

Check out the videos at this site:

We have all known liberals like these!

Why Unions are Running Scared

From the folks at Red State, comes Death, Taxes...and Union Dues.

In the state of Indiana, when Mitch Daniels used an executive order to end collective bargaining for public  employee unions, union dues went down a whopping 90%!

From the article:

Union chiefs like Mr. Parrett know what that means for their political clout. After taking office in 2005, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels used an executive order to end collective bargaining for public workers—a power granted by former Governor Evan Bayh.

The number of state public employees has since fallen to 28,700 from 35,000. But more important, the vast majority of those employees stopped paying union dues. Today, 1,490 state employees pay union dues in Indiana, down from 16,408 in 2005. Similar declines have played out in Washington State and Utah, when those states gave members the freedom to choose.  

This is the prospect that has Wisconsin labor leaders so furious these days—furious enough that they’ll even threaten the livelihoods of local business owners who won’t join them at the barricades. This is the nasty modern reality of government union power.

And in case you missed it, unions are threatening the livelihoods of local businesses. Here is the inspiring story of a Wisconsin grandmother and business owner who will not be intimidated by unions. Her name is Grace Bobo from Union Grove, Wisconsin.

Update:  The Wall Street Journal discusses the story at this link .