Sunday, March 19, 2017


The left propagandists  have been pushing out a false narrative saying that President Donald Trump is killing the program to help the elderly and the poor known as Meals on Wheels.  Meals on Wheels provides low cost to free meals to those in need.  However what Meals on Wheels receives from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services may surprise you.  President Trump's budget proposal will NOT kill the Meals on Wheels program.  

READ THE MEALS ON WHEELS STATEMENT TO CLEAR THINGS UP: “The nationwide Meals on Wheels network, comprised of 5,000, local, community-based programs, receives 35% of its total funding for the provision of congregate and home-delivered meals from the federal government through the Older Americans Act, administered by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. Other federal funding sources that support Meals on Wheels program operations may include the Community Development Block Grant, Community Services Block Grant or the Social Services Block Grant. In addition, programs rely on contributions from state or local governments, private donations and other resources to cover the rest, demonstrating one of the best examples of a successful public-private partnership. Meals on Wheels America, the largest and oldest national organization representing senior nutrition programs across the country, receives only 3% of its funding from the government, specifically to run the National Research Center on Nutrition and Aging.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The 11th CD Majority Committee Is Not The 11th Congressional District Republican Committee

Altered 11 CD Majority Committee Facebook Cover
submitted by an angry delegate that wants to remain anonymous

Delegates beware there is a new club that has formed in Michigan's 11th Congressional District.  This club is not tied to any political party and is an independent committee.  Their goal though is to mirror the real 11th Congressional District Republican Committee and to work against that committee.

The group is run by Matt Maddock, who unsuccessfully tried to become the 11th Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman, by hijacking the Oakland County Republican Convention in January.  Mr. Maddock would have faced a race against current 11th Congressional District Republican Committee Chair Deb O'Hagan.  Because of his behavior with the violation of Robert's Rules and Michigan Republican Party Rules, Maddock's portion of the convention was thrown out and he ended up with just a few votes at time of Chair election.

Continuing with his quest for power, and in this author's opinion a sore loser, Mr. Maddock aided by his wife Meshawn formed the 11th Congressional District Majority Committee.  The name "Republican" was left out of the title as some legal minds have suggested to avoid a potential lawsuit while others have joked that the group is filled with many Libertarians who are following Libertarian leader Peter Schiff's plan to take over the Republican Party through infiltration.  

Mr. Maddock has a history of either intentionally misleading delegates or using poor use of words mislead the delegates. A couple of weeks ago a post was made in the Michigan Delegate Facebook Group about a training session that was available to delegates.  Since Mr. Maddock used the word "mandatory" in his promotion in a Delegate group this confused many and though they had to sign up and pay for this training.  This training was being put on by a group Mr. Maddock supports.  

Quite few delegates were confused and upset by an e-mail received by the 11th CD Majority Committee, which to this day the title doesn't make sense, majority of what?  One has stated to this author just that, "Majority of What"  They have yet to win an election, have a successful fund-raising campains and they typically lose in the primary. 

The following is a copy of the e-mail delegates received from the group's Secretary, Kathy Chestnut, whom by the way was put on the real 11th Congressional Republican Congressional District Committee, in addition to Lauren Burriss (also on the 11th CD Majority Committee)  as a sign of good faith that all are welcome on the real 11th Congressional District Republican Committee.

Dear Members of the 11th Congressional District,
Last Thursday’s meeting at the Emagine theater was a hugely successful night. We elected our 11th District Majority Executive Board and District Committee. We also set up 5 sub committees:Our Fundraising Committee, Candidate Recruitment Committee, Legislative Committee, Community Outreach Committee and lastly our Bylaws Committee.We also decided on the date of the first 11th Majority District Committee Meeting, March 20 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Novi in the closed in patio. 6:00 pm for dinner, 7:00 for the meeting. At that time we will break  into our subcommittees so as to decide on sub-committee chairs and other relevant issues pertaining to each subcommittee.Some who reside in the 11th have asked if it is too late to join a committee, the answer is there is always room on the sub-committees for people interested in helping!You do not need to be on a committee to attend the meetings.Please join us at:Buffalo Wild Wings on March 20th6:00 pm for social/dinner, 7:00pm for the meeting Please also check out the registration for FACL Training on April 8Featuring energetic field instructor Shawn Dow from Colorado.If you’re interested in making the most effective difference in the political world you are going to want to attend FACL (Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership) Training, held right here in Walled Lake.Find out more here Sincerely,Kathy ChestnutSecretary of the 11th District  Majority Committee
The real 11th District Congressional Republican Committee is offering outreach and training as well for all Republican's not just a select few that have to pass a litmus test. The real 11th Congressional District Republican Committee sent out the following notice to all delegates and those interested in participating in the real 11th District Congressional Republican Committee:

 YOU ARE INVITED to a11th CDRC STRATEGY SESSION ! Enjoy some food and beverages; Meet fellow Republicans;Share your ideas for a winning 11th!you know you have an idea :-) To make it easier for you to attend, we divided the district into three regions. 
Attend the strategy session closest to you or one that fits your calendar! 
RSVP to:   rsvp@migop11.orgplease include names of those attending and region  (not mandatory but will help plan for food) A new program will be announced at the strategy sessions and there is an active role for everybody interested!  Politically yours,
Deb O'Hagan and your 11th CDRC leadership team!

The regions/venues/dates/times:
Wayne 11th region: Thursday, March 16th 6:30 pmGeorge's Senate & Coney Island39430 Dun Rovin Dr, Northville MI 48168Pasta and Salad will be served!
East Oakland region: Tuesday, March 21st 6:30 pmOCRP Headquarters 42611 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304Pizza and Pop will be served!
West Oakland region: Saturday, March 25th 9:00 amLakes Diner (formerly Big Boys)800 North Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake,  MI 48390Muffins, Bagels, & Coffee will be served!Full Breakfast available for purchase.   If you have a special goal, passion or interest for a successful 11th Congressional District, we want to hear about it!
So please join us at your region's strategy session! 
There are numerous clubs that any can belong to and that includes the club of the 11th CD Majority committee.  Ask questions though as to how your time, talent and treasure will be used.  The real 11th Congressional District Republican By-Laws state that the committee as a whole shall remain neutral in contested Republican Primaries and will support/endorse the winner of the Republican Primary in the November General Election.  Will the 11th CD Majority do the same? Research the group you wish to join before you make a mistake and realize you wasted your time talent and treasure for something that may not be what you thought.  Also get it in writing, see the by-laws.  In politics few tell the truth especially if they are power and money hungry. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Legal Troubles For A Former State Rep Candidate With A History Of Miscues?

Elizabeth Smith, daughter of former embattled State Senator Richard Fessler and Marilyn Fessler , ran for the Michigan State House seat in district 44 (White Lake) in 2014.   She ended up losing to current Representative Jim Runstead.   The race that year went quite negative and we covered that negativity in a article  as well as some unbelievable turn of events for Ms. Smith (we suggest you read the blog post in the link above)

Now Elizabeth Smith is a Trustee for the Township of White Lake and her troubles seem to be following her there.

In the video a mother of a 2nd grader, Bethany Danowitz who is the school PTA president, described what transpired at Houghton Elementary  on Valentines Day 2017, Ms Danowitz witnessed Ms. Smith berating the school principal in front of students.  When the situation escalated she was asked to leave by administrators, she refused and White Lake police were called to escort her out of the school.

According to Ms Danowitz she also had a run-in with Ms. Smith at a Halloween party in 2016 where Ms. Smith "got in her face" and was berating her as well as the teacher in the classroom in front of students. 

Current State Representative Jim Runestad issued the following statement on facebook "That is despicable behavior for a public official, especially in front of little children."

Perhaps if the alleged bullying and disturbing the peace is true, the apple wouldn't fall to far from the cart.   This writer himself felt the Fessler family wrath when approached by Marilyn Fessler at the 2014 August Michigan State Convention.  It was at that point Ms. Fessler approached this author and advised that this author was now on a list for covering the 44th District race, particularly the miscues of Elizabeth Smith and her campaign.  This author though did ask Ms Smith's mother Marilyn Fessler,   "What List? A Hit List? Is that a threat?"

 You can watch the irate parents chastise and inform the rest of the board as to what transpired at the elementary school Ms Smith was at in the video below:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Under New Leadership With Ronna McDaniel Republican Party Sets New Record

The Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a $19.8 million
Ronna McDaniel with Donald Trump
January FEC report for its fundraising activities, the committee announced Monday.

The RNC stated in January had its best post-presidential election month in the party's history!

“I am encouraged by the historic support shown by Americans across this country as our Party unites under President Trump,” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said. 

“It is clear our message of bringing change to all people is resonating, and I am committed to harnessing this momentum as we continue to build on the successes we earned in 2016."
McDaniel said in the statement the RNC has "never been better equipped to champion the Republican agenda and use these resources to grow our majorities in 2018."

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Clearing the Air on "Conservative" Slander Against My Character and Record

By: Kenneth Lloyd
My race for Outreach Vice Chair was an incredibly exhiliarating experience. It was exciting to get out there and meet so many conservatives from around the state. I gained so much confidence and it has really inspired me to lead and continue my activism in the Michigan Republican Party for many years to come.

However, my experience was unfortunately tainted by dirty
Malissa Bossardet,  Shane Trejo, Michael Stroud, Nick Shaheen,
lead the way in support of Kenneth Lloyd
tricks that shocked and repulsed me. While I knew politics was a nasty business going in, I figured that my presence could unite people and give people an escape from a lot of the ugliness that continually stains our party and holds us back. I thought wrong, and most disconcertingly, the betrayal came from the people who I felt to be my brothers: the so-called conservative patriots. 

It first started when the Michigan Conservative Union Founder, Norm Hughes, backer of my opponent Thomas Norton, tried to convince me to drop out to support his candidate. Having respect for Norm because of his history in the conservative movement, I listened to his point of view and seriously considered the points that he made. Ultimately, I declined his offer and stayed in the race. I expected Norm to give me the same respect that I showed him. It was never returned.

Kenneth Lloyd with
Michigan Lt Gov Brian Calley
It soon became apparent that Norm was not my ally in any sense of the word. From sending me rude, discouraging messages to gossiping about me on social media, Norm's entire attitude flipped after it became clear I wouldn't bend to his will. Later on, "Trucker" Randy Bishop told me that I hadn't "paid my dues to the conservative cause" and pleaded with me to quit right as the campaign was heating up. From there, the rumor mill began to spin. A rumor began circulating that I was a supporter of the gas tax. Although we don't know exactly who started this underhanded whisper campaign against me, all signs point right back to Norm Hughes and Tom Norton.

Norm Hughes' newsletter floated a rumor that I was planning to drop out and support Tom Norton days before the State GOP Convention.

As Norm backstabbed me, he would smile to my face and condescendingly tell me how much he loved me and cared for me. In the very next moment, he would go back to his vicious smear campaign. After the initial vote was tallied, the run-off election was between my two opponents. Norton and Hughes actually had the audacity to expect me to support them after their sabotage efforts against me. I was expected
Kenneth Lloyd with Ronald Dwyer
to "do the right thing" (in their eyes) for the conservative cause, and put my support behind the folks who unfairly denied me equal opportunity to get elected (on the basis of my merit, not on the the basis of lies) to lead within the Michigan Republican Party.

On the other hand, I had never received any pressure from the Soltis campaign nor observed any funny business being conducted by them. They just put forward a positive message and presented why their candidate was the right man for the job. Although I thought my political views to be more similar to Norton's when I entered the campaign, Soltis' honorable nature caused me and my campaign to throw our full weight behind them during the run-off election. In fact, I was impressed by the graciousness of the many moderates who supported my efforts alongside the liberty warriors who got my campaign off the ground. I am very stunned and encouraged by the coalition forming around me.

After the campaign, the lies and the smears about me continued from these supposed patriots. Trucker Randy posted a Facebook message indicating that I was somehow a turncoat for the conservative cause because I didn't back Norton in the run-off election. It was capstoned by a message from Norton himself containing distortions, regarding our correspondence between each other:

This was Tom Norton's post-election smear attempt to defame me amongst conservatives.

Apparently Norton and Hughes thought I could be bullied, manipulated and used as a pawn by them in their deceitful bid for power. They were incorrect. Honor and integrity matters too much for me to reward these efforts with any kind of support. Nevertheless, I am grateful for this eye-opener about the nature of politics and why it is so necessary for me to become a leader in the Michigan conservative movement in the first place. There is a lot of lost ground to make up.

Lt Gov Brian Calley, Hank Fuhs (back) Kenneth Lloyd (front), Lena Epstien
and State Representative Shane Hernandez 
I congratulate Mr. Soltis for running his campaign with honor and integrity unlike Thomas Norton’s campaign. I was happy to get behind him in the run-off election, and would be happy to help him with his outreach efforts moving forward if he is so obliged. Additionally, I appreciate Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley and State Rep. Shane Hernandez for giving my nomination speeches in a great display of party unity. Thanks to Michael Stroud for being so kind and devoting so much of his time and energy to my campaign. Thanks as well to Lt Governor Brian Calley, Shane Hernandez, Malissa Bossardet, Eric Bond, Shane Trejo, Nick Shaheen, Tami Carlone, Carlo Malaie, Shelly Gregoire, Dennis Marburger, Lena Epstein, Ron Dwyer and many others for fighting so hard beside me to make my dreams come true. You haven't heard the last from me.

*The views expressed in this editorial may or may not reflect the views and opinions of  Ron Dwyer or that of Setting The Record Straight.  Opposing views are welcomed.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Senator John McCain Makes Repulsive Anti-Trump Speech In Germany

Randy Schaffer
Dear Congressman,

Senator John McCain (R) Arizona made the most repulsive speech on Friday, February, 17, 2017 in Germany, that I have ever heard by a member of Congress. He said the following:
While making his case, McCain — who like Trump is a Republican — mentioned Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist. Von Kleist was part of the group that plotted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944.

Senator John McCain (R)  on right with George Soros
"What would von Kleist's generation say if they saw our world today?" McCain asked. "I fear that much about it would be all too familiar for them. And they would be alarmed by it."

McCain then tried to dismantle Trump's foreign policy (America First), his recent immigration order that critics called a Muslim ban, and some of the alleged untruths that have emerged from Trump's White House.

"They would be alarmed by an increasing turn away from universal values and toward old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism. They would be alarmed by the hardening resentment we see toward immigrants, and refugees, and minority groups, especially Muslims," McCain said.

"They would be alarmed by the growing inability, and even unwillingness, to separate truth from lies. They would be alarmed that more and more of our fellow citizens seem to be flirting with authoritarianism and romanticizing it as our moral"

If he said something like this on American soil, it would be bad enough. Saying it on foreign soil makes it worse. But, comparing President Trump to Adolph Hitler in front of world leaders in Germany and then wondering aloud what the world would be like if some brave German had been heroic enough to assassinate Hitler, goes beyond the pale. Can I count on you to publicly denounce Senator McCain's actions? I will be making a list of those who refuse to denounce Senator McCains public as well.


Randy Schaffer
The America 101 Project

*The views expressed in this editorial may or may not reflect the views and opinions of  Ron Dwyer or that of Setting The Record Straight.  Opposing views are welcomed.