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VP Candidate Sarah Palin Visits Reno, NV

Posted by sierrascrapper on October 22, 2008

 Sarah Palin came to Reno, NV on 10/21/2008 and brought along Lee Greenwood, her brother Chuck Heath, Jr. and her daughter Piper.  She drew a crowd of over 1000 supporters during an EARLY morning rally.  Supporters showed up at the venue at 6:00AM to attend the rally which actually began at 8:30AM.  McCain/Palin supporters showed their support with loud cheers and support.  You can find coverage of the entire speech in 5 parts at this link:


I attended this rally and arrived at 6:00AM.  There were about 100 people in front of me waiting in line and MANY MANY more behind me that wrapped around the builiding.  The doors opened at 6:30AM and it was a “standing only” rally.  VIP attendees were allowed to sit in bleachers that were set farther back than the standing section of the rally.  I was about one row back from the barricade to the stage for the rally and to the left of the podium.  I brought my 13yo boys with me so they could experience this once in a lifetime opportunity.  The rally was energetic and exciting.  Governor Palin had an excellent message and brought to light many of the issues facing our nation today.  After the rally, Governor Palin spent a good amount of time autographing tickets and other memorabilia.  Governor Palin’s daughter Piper gave out autographs too.  My boys were lucky enough to shake Governor Palin’s hand and we also got our tickets signed by Governor Palin and Piper. 

Even though standing for 5 hours straight wasn’t a fun thing to do…experiencing this event first-hand was well worth it!  I am even more inspired to get the message out and do what has to be done to fight the tide of socialism and marxism in our country.

The National Anthem

The National Anthem

Nevada Support at Sarah Palin Rally

Nevada Support at Sarah Palin Rally

Sarah Palin in Reno

Governor Palin at Rally

Governor Palin Speaks in Reno

Governor Sarah Palin Speaks at Rally


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Northern Nevadans Listen to Duncan Hunter

Posted by sierrascrapper on December 31, 2007

After making a round of campaign stops in Northern Nevada after the Christmas holiday, Congressman Duncan Hunter found that Nevadans support his run for President.  Congressman Duncan Hunter attended a townhall meeting in Reno on December 27, 2007 where there were almost 50 in attendance.  All 3 of the local affiliate stations turned out to cover the meeting and interview Congressman Hunter.  There were two other local stations and the local newspaper there to cover the event.   Hunter spoke on the issues of unfair trade practices with China, the threat of terrorism in our country through our open borders and our rising problem with illegal immigration.  General Chuck Yeager also spoke at the townhall meeting and told his story about how he broke the sound barrier and how the creation of jets came about. 

The next evening, Congressman Hunter and General Yeager spoke to a standing room only crowd in Carson City, NV.  There were over 100 people in attendance.  Nevada’s First Lady Dawn Gibbons was there to meet him when he walked in the door and led a cheering section as he entered into the townhall meeting.  The crowd in Carson City were very receptive to his message and liked each of the points that Hunter discussed.  He spoke more in depth on the issues of education, the War on Terror, Iran, unfair trade with China and our economy.  General Yeager also told his story of his career in the Air Force and told them why he supported Duncan Hunter.  The people who showed up at this townhall meeting were so thrilled to support Duncan Hunter and they were anxious to spread the word about him to their friends.  They all left with at least one of the new CDs that the campaign has just released.  This CD is an excellent tool to spread the message about Duncan Hunter and it’s easy for folks to listen to it in their car on the way to work or wherever they are traveling.

During this trip Congressman Hunter and General Yeager toured the Nevada State Museum in Carson City and were able to see the Carson City Mint and see how the machine operated.   Congressman Hunter also visited a locally owned and operated outdoor outfitter called Mark Fore and Strike.  This business has been owned by 4 generations of the same family.  Congressman Hunter enjoyed meeting with the Stodtmeisters (owners) and appreciated their knowledgeable staff who helped him pick out a gift for the Yeagers. 

Congressman Hunter always has a straight-forward answer for any question that is put out.  At the Reno meeting, a local Hispanic activist named Gilbert Cortez who has led protests against ICE raids in our area asked Congressman Hunter how he is going to deal with the problem with illegal aliens in our nation.  Congressman Hunter told him straight up that they would have to go home and come back the right way and stand in line.  Many of the attendees thought that Mr. Cortez would start a major commotion, but Hunter was so clear and steadfast on his answer that Mr. Cortez didn’t have any further comment and it appeared that he actually agreed with Hunter on this issue.  Another voter in Carson City had a question for Congressman Hunter regarding the issue of abortion.  He wanted to know exactly how Congressman Hunter felt about abortion when it came to cases like rape or serious retardation.  Congressman Hunter stood true to his pro-life beliefs and told him that every fetus inside of a woman is considered a child of God and that they all deserve to have the same rights as humans.  The gentleman had no further response as he agreed with what Hunter had to say.  It was amazing to see Congressman Hunter stand up for his beliefs and not waiver.  It’s doubtful that other candidates would stand so strongly on this issue if confronted with it face to face.

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Hunter Calls on Romney to Oppose Bain Partnership

Posted by sierrascrapper on November 3, 2007



CONTACT: Gary Becks (619) 334-1655, dlhunter08@yahoo.com

San Diego, CA – – – Presidential candidate and current Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Duncan Hunter, today called on former Governor Mitt Romney to send a “clear statement” to the leadership of the company he founded, Bain Capital, to terminate a proposed business deal with a controversial Chinese corporation seeking to acquire U.S. defense contractor 3COM. Bain Capital is attempting to form a business arrangement with Huawei Corporation, a Chinese corporation founded by an officer of the Peoples Liberation Army of Communist China, which faces allegations of assisting Saddam Hussein in the targeting of U.S. aircraft and in helping the Taliban develop surveillance equipment.

“I am extremely concerned that Governor Romney’s company would tout a highly suspect Chinese corporation as a strategic partner,” stated Hunter. “Forming a business partnership with a corporation known to have direct ties with terrorists and dictators while, at the same time, openly seeking to acquire a major U.S. corporation that performs vital cyber security work for the Department of Defense, can only be characterized as irresponsible.”

A resolution has been introduced in Congress, H.Res. 730, which states; “The preponderance of publicly available evidence clearly suggests that as currently structured, the proposed transaction involving Huawei threatens the national security of the United States and should not be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States .” A copy of this resolution is provided.

Hunter stated in his letter to Governor Romney, “…while it is true that you no longer control Bain Capital, the contributions you have received from its principals as its founding member indicate that your influence within the company remains strong.

“Further, while the Committee on Foreign Investment has yet to rule on the Huawei transaction, this corporation’s connection to Saddam Hussein, the Taliban and the Army of Communist China should clearly disqualify them from becoming, in the words of your former company, “a strategic partner” in acquiring a U.S. firm such as 3COM, which performs vital cyber-security work for the U.S. Department of Defense.

“This letter is a request that you immediately issue a statement of policy that this transaction should be terminated on the grounds of national security. Please let me know what you intend to do.”

A copy of Congressman Hunter’s letter, as well as two articles regarding Huawei acquisition efforts are provided. Media are encouraged to contact Gary Becks at (619) 334-1655 for additional information or to arrange an interview with Hunter.

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Duncan Hunter on PBS at Presidential Forum in MD

Posted by sierrascrapper on September 28, 2007

Duncan Hunter is once again showing his interest in all Americans.  Duncan Hunter participated in the All-American Presidential Forum on PBS at Morgan State University.  The “top tier” Romney, Guiliani, Thompson, McCain decided not to make their presence known at this debate and it shows that they do not want to face all Americans and deal with the topics that are important to them.  You can watch the debate that took place on September 27, 2007 here:

PBS All-American Presidential Forum

If you would like to listen to Duncan Hunter’s answers specifically, you can watch them here:

and here:

Duncan Hunter outlined his strategy on Iraq, securing the borders and deporting illegal aliens in an interview with Judy Woodruff on PBS on September 26, 2007.

You can download the audio clips of the interview here: PBS Audio Interview

You can also read the transcript here: PBS Interview Transcript

To learn more about Duncan Hunter visit his website

Or join one of our groups:
Duncan Hunter Meetup Group
Duncan Hunter Yahoo Group

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Military Moms Win Against Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi

Posted by sierrascrapper on September 25, 2007

I received this story in my email box today and wanted to share with everyone the wonderful success these two Moms and Move America Forward had in Washington DC last week.  Gold Star mom Debbie Lee and Blue Star mom Deborah Johns led a pro-troop caravan across more than 4,500 miles in the “Fight for Victory” Tour. One presidential candidate appears in the ad with the two moms. Can you guess which candidate it is?Read the story below to find out who the TRUE CONSERVATIVE in the race for  President is in 2008.  The only candidate to support this movement, cared enough about our troops to show up 3 times to speak on their behalf.  That speaks volumes about the intregrity of Duncan Hunter and one of the reasons that he should be our next President.

Tuesday, September 25 , 2007

For two weeks Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee and Blue Star Mom Deborah Johns led a pro-troop caravan of vehicles that traveled more than 4,500 miles across this country in the “Fight for Victory Tour.” They held 27 pro-troop rallies in cities across America, with their objective being to stop Senator Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from undermining our troops in Iraq.

In a tale akin to David v. Goliath, these two military moms won – and Reid and Pelosi lost!!!

As the New York Times admitted in a news story published this past week:

“With other war initiatives seemingly headed for the same fate, Senate Democrats, who only two weeks ago proclaimed September to be the month for shifting course in Iraq, conceded that they had little chance of success.”

Debbie Lee and Deborah Johns are both single moms who gave up two weeks of their lives, away from their families, to join with the pro-troop organization, Move America Forward, and rally the American people to stand behind our troops and their missions in the war on terror.

Debbie Lee’s son, Marc Alan Lee, was the first Navy Seal killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Deborah John’s son, Marine Sgt. William Johns, has proudly served 3 tours of duty in Iraq – and volunteered to go back for a 4th deployment.

Now these patriotic women stand ready to fight back from the next round of attacks against our troops and their missions by MoveOn.org and their allies in the anti-military Left.

MoveOn.org and the anti-military left are currently spending MILLIONS of dollars in advertising to beat down the morale of the American people and urge them to turn against the missions of our troops.
Now it’s time for us to respond with our positive, pro-troop national advertising campaigns!Instead of full-page ads attacking our generals, as purchased by MoveOn.org, we have the chance to run full page newspaper ads, and national television ad campaigns, featuring the patriotic, pro-troop message of military moms Debbie Lee and Deborah Johns.>>> We need every person reading this email to pitch in and support this effort with a donation – no matter how small or large of a contribution you can afford to make.

How 2 Pro-Troop Moms Spent
Their Summer Vacation

Here’s a few photographs from the cross-country, pro-troop, trek across this nation. If you want to see stories like this told to the American people then help these military mom’s raise the funds to purchase airtime to get their stories told – CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE.

In Las Cruces, New Mexico the pro-troop caravan received a police escort!

Thousands turned out across the country. You’ll be surprised
but even in San Francisco the crowd was especially enthusiastic!

In Carson City, Nevada Congressman Duncan Hunter
joined Move America Forward Chairman, Melanie Morgan, in support
of the pro-troop effort led by Debbie Lee and Deborah Johns.

In the village of Niles, Illinois (suburb of Chicago) the caravan led
a 9/11 candlelight remembrance and pro-troop rally.

In Des Moines there was both a great crowd and
a Jr. ROTC Color Guard present at the State Capitol.

We worked hard to get our message heard through local
media. At this stop in Oklahoma City we had 4 TV stations, radio stations
and print media present to cover our rally and get the message out!

In Sacramento the pro-troop moms were greeted by this great crowd!

Here’s some shots of our pro-troop caravan as we drove through Texas!

At each stop the caravan had supporters sign pro-troop banners that
were then presented to the wounded warriors recovering from injuries
at Walter Reed Medical Center at the caravan’s conclusion.

Congressman Mike Pence welcomed us to our Indianapolis stop.

With the media in tow, the military moms confronted Senator Reid’s D.C. office
and took them to task for Reid’s statement that “this war is lost.”

The Grand Finale: An event at the White House Featuring
President Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney
and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Let’s get this positive, pro-troop message out!

Do your part to help fund a new national ad campaign that will stand up against MoveOn.org and those who speak out against our troops and their missions in the war on terrorism.

Here are just two of the many great media stories that were generated by the “Fight for Victory Tour”:

*Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Media Doesn’t Show Whole Picture, Iraq War Vet says


Largest Pro-Troop Caravan Makes Stop In North Fayette Twp.

Now help us build on this terrific momentum that we’ve already built, as we fund the national ad campaign to fight back against MoveOn.org, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.


Duncan Hunter is clearly the conservative’s candidate of choice. Visit Duncan Hunter’s website and donate here: 

 Duncan Hunter '08 For President

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Congressman Duncan Hunter Issues Warning to Columbia University

Posted by sierrascrapper on September 24, 2007

For Immediate Release…

Hunter warns Columbia University

Cancel Invitation to Iranian President

September 24, 2007 Manchester, NH… At 11:30 a.m. this morning Congressman Duncan Hunter is holding a Town hall Meeting at the New England College, 98 Bridge Street, Henniker, New Hampshire in the Simon center.

Hunter will issue a statement directed to Columbia University and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visit. In a recent press conference Hunter said “To host the leader of Iran when he supports terrorists that are moving deadly roadside bombs across the Iraqi border to be used against American troops is a slap in the face for the entire 165,000 men and women in Iraq and to those that have served before them.”“If President Lee Bollinger follows through with this hosting of the leader of Iran, I will move in Congress to cut off every single type of Federal Funding to Columbia University. If the left-wing leaders of academia will not support our troops, they, in the very least, should not support our adversaries.” “This event, following the slanderous action of MoveOn.org, depicting General Petraeus as “General Betray Us,” in the New York Times represents the emergence of the extreme left-wing in American politics.”  

For additional Presidential campaign information visit www.GoHunter08.com


Congressman Duncan Hunter is RIGHT on this issue regarding the Iranian President’s visit to Columbia University.  Are there any other Presidential candidates standing up to do something about this outrageous act????  ONLY DUNCAN HUNTER is standing firm and telling the university that this is not acceptable.  Our country needs a leader who is not afraid of our enemies and will do what it takes to keep our enemies in check.

Responding to comments by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that he is prepared to fill the “power vacuum” in Iraq, former House Armed Services Chairman and Republican presidential contender Duncan Hunter challenged the Bush administration to step up plans for a strike against Iran. 

Congressman Hunter told a group of veterans and supporters, “Iran has made their intentions abundantly clear in the Middle East, specifically with respect to military action against Israel.  Never before in American history has a nation so blatantly engaged in saber-rattling without facing serious military reprisals from the U.S.”  He continued, “The White House recently declared Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization for their obvious support for the terrorist insurgency in Iraq.  They are aiding and abetting the killing of our military service men and women.  In my book, that’s an act of war and such action ought to have military consequences.  Responding in hollow political or diplomatic rhetoric only encourages more affronts from Iran.”

Now…take a look at this extremely GRAPHIC review of why the Iranian President can claim they have no homosexuals in their country.  Is this what Americans want to be subjected to??  How do you think he deals with all the other problems his country faces that don’t agree with his beliefs?  YEP…same outcome.  If we don’t stand up to a nation like this and call him at this game of leading a proxy war against us in Iraq, we will all be wishing we could once again experience those freedoms we enjoy today.

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Duncan Hunter Supports our Troops

Posted by sierrascrapper on September 17, 2007

Duncan Hunter is one of the few candidates running for President that has served our nation in the military and also has a son currently serving in the military.  At a time when our nation is fighting a war against terror, we need a leader who has a strong military background and knows what it takes to protect our nation from the evil that is bearing down on us.

Congressman Hunter took the time out of his busy schedule to show up to THREE Fight for Victory Tour events sponsored by Move America Forward which is a pro-troop organization.  The Fight for Victory Tour began in Carson City where Duncan Hunter spoke in support of our troops and this organization.  He also spoke for the group when they first arrived in Washington DC on September 14th to talk to Senator Harry Reid and Congress.  To top it all off, Duncan Hunter joined up with the Gathering of Eagles and Move America Forward to speak in support of our troops in a protest against the ANSWER movement who was holding anti-war protests in Washington on Saturday, September 15th.  Listen to his speech at the Gathering of Eagles, then decide who you think should be our next President of the United States.

Here is what Duncan Hunter said in response to John Warner’s comments:

Monday, August 27, 2007
Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter responds to comments by Senator John Warner

Fort Worth, TX-GOP presidential contender Duncan Hunter responded sharply to comments offered by Senator John Warner, former Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman. Last week Warner urged the beginning of a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, saying President Bush should put “decisive pressure” on Iraqi leaders to let them know “we’re not going to be there forever,” said Warner on NBC’s “Meet the Press”. Senator Warner’s suggested bringing some 5,000 troops by the end of the year.

Upon learning of Sen. Warner’s comments in the nation’s capital, Hunter quickly responded, “Our service men and women stand right now, as we speak, in harm’s way, ready to sacrifice everything for our nation’s defense and for the freedom of the Iraqi people. Just when we are beginning to see real progress under the capable General Petraeus, Senator Warner, whom I respect, undermines their efforts by tucking tail. He continued, “As President I WILL NOT cower under pressure from politicians, media, or the international community. This nation is great because it is just and free. We absolutely cannot back down in defending that freedom. I am very disappointed in Sen. Warner tonight, and I trust his comments will fall on deaf ears.”

Ironically, while Warner addressed the Washington press corps on his call for withdrawal, Hunter fielded questions from a packed house of Arlington, Texas, Republicans. Asked how do we get out of Iraq, Hunter explained the second phase of the American blueprint for expanding freedom was well underway. “A government, elected by its people, has been stood up. The U.S. military is now in the process of standing up an Iraqi military capable of protecting the government.”

Hunter explained that most of the 129 Iraqi battalions had not undertaken extensive combat operations and should be deployed for three to four months in contentious Iraq battle zones to demonstrate their combat effectiveness. Hunter added, “Once reliability is established in the Iraqi military, they will be capable of rotating into the battlefield throughout Iraq, displacing U.S. combat forces, that’s how we leave Iraq, which will amount to an unprecedented success in the most difficult region of the new era.”

Hunter took a shot at the Democrats for what he called, “ignoring the U.S. military and shunning their accomplishments.” Hunter contends that while working on the war issues in both the house and senate, not one single Democrat commended the U.S. Marines Corps for the progress they are making in Iraq.

Congressman Hunter is the counterpart to Senator Warner, the senior Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee . Hunter now the Ranking Republican Member of House Armed Services Committee was that committee’s chairman for four years.

If you would like to learn more about Duncan Hunter, visit Duncan Hunter Official Website and consider joining a support group for Duncan Hunter here: Duncan Hunter Meetup Group  or here: Duncan Hunter Yahoo Group

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Duncan Hunter Tells it Like it is…

Posted by sierrascrapper on September 12, 2007

On Sept 10, 2007, General Petraeus spoke before the House of Representatives regarding the status of the war in Iraq.  It seems that the lefties planned to keep Petraeus quiet as his microphone would not function.  It is dispicable to hear the Democratic left trying to put down a man of integrity who fights in honor for our country.  Thankfully, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) who is also running for President of the United States opened the discussion with a respectful speech.  He speaks in a straight-forward manner and in support of the message that General Petraeus has to deliver.  It is clear that our country needs a solid conservative like Duncan Hunter to lead our country.

 You can view the opening statements by Congressman Hunter in the House of Representatives here: NRO The Tank

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