Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dems & Aliens: Bringing Down the U.S.

The liberal media spews it propaganda to get you to believe the blame for the problems in the U.S. stem from only one man: President George W. Bush. As usual, liberals are too simple-minded and cannot see the problem that is right in front of them. Liberals are their own worst enemy...and ours too! We also have that little problem of illegal aliens costing us BILLIONS of dollars per year!

Part 1:

A little over one year ago:
1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen:
1) Consumer confidence plummet
2) The national average of gasoline is $3.79 (some areas are over $4)
3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase)
4) American households have seen $2.3 TRILLION in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses)
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 TRILLION
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure

America voted for change in 2006, and we got it! Remember it's Congress that makes law, not the President. He has to work with what's handed to him.

Part 2: Taxes

Whether Democrat or a Republican you will find these statistics enlightening and amazing.

Taxes under Clinton 1999 / Taxes under Bush 2008
Single making 30K - tax $8,400 / Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $14,000 / Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $23,250 / Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K - tax $16,800 / Married making 60K- tax $9,000 (Nearly double)
Married making 75K - tax $21,000 / Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $38,750 / Married making 125K - tax $31,250

Mrs. Bill Clinton and SNOBama will return to the higher tax rates.

PART 3: You think the war in Iraq is costing us too much?

I have been hammered with the liberal propaganda that it is the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us. I now find that to be WRONG and RIDICULOUS. The following 14 reasons show the REAL cause of our financial troubles. I have included the URL's for verification of all the following facts.

1. $11 BILLION to $22 BILLION is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments. Verify at:

2. $2.2 BILLION a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. Verify at:

3. $2.5 BILLION a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. Verify at:

4. $12 BILLION a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! Verify at:

5. $17 BILLION a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. Verify at

6. $3 MILLION a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. Verify at:

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Verify at:

8. $90 BILLION a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers. Verify at:

9. $200 BILLION a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens. Verify at:

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US . Verify at:

11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. MILLIONS of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Verify at: Homeland Security Report:

12. The National Policy Institute, 'estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 BILLION or an average cost of between $41 and $46 BILLION annually over a five year period.' Verify at:

13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. Verify at:

14. 'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes committed by illegal immigrants In The United States .' Verify at:

The total cost is a whopping $338.3 BILLION PER YEAR.

Who's really hurting us?

The Democrats.

Let's return to the times of fewer taxes and lower costs with the Republicans!

The Rivier College Republicans will be back in the Fall with more and better political stories and coverage of events on campus. Have a great summer!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy Democrats' Day!

Or is it April Fool's Day? They're one in the same. On this April 1st, make a promise to not be fooled by the Democrats and their double-speak. Take a look at some of the examples below from The Four Fools. Obama's quotation is actually right...for once.

“We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
– Hillary Clinton

“Torture is an American value.” – Ted Kennedy

“Why don't we just ask Osama bin -- Osama Obama -- Obama what -- since he won by such a big amount.” – Ted Kennedy

"I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it." – John Kerry

“President Bush said he wanted to export American-style democracy and, by God, I think it's working." – Barack Hussein Obama

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pelosi Plotting Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

"But unfortunately, the Democrats are putting together an elaborate con job: using tough-sounding rhetoric while working behind the scenes... to defeat a bipartisan bill that takes a no-amnesty, enforcement-oriented approach..."

-The Washington Times

The Washington Times is talking about the Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act of 2007 or SAVE Act of 2007, a bill that will add 8,000 agents to secure our borders and implement systems that will allow employers to verify workers' immigration status.

The Washington Times also said:

"But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the House Democratic leadership are open-borders advocates who want no part of the SAVE Act, and have thus far managed to keep the bill buried..."

And if Pelosi and company have their way, the SAVE Act of 2007 will NEVER get a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives!

But, YOU have the power to STOP this obstruction!

Congressmen Brian Bilbray (R-California) and Heath Shuler (D-North Carolina) initiated what is called a "discharge petition." Under House rules, if a simple majority, 218 Members, sign this discharge petition, the SAVE Act of 2007 will be FORCED to the floor of the House for a fair-up-or-down vote!

Right now, 181 Members have signed this discharge petition and we are only 37 votes short! 38 Members of Congress who actually sponsored the SAVE Act of 2007 have NOT, as of yet, signed the discharge petition!

If these 38 Members simply moved to give the legislation they so proudly sponsored a fair up-or-down vote, this Pelosi-inspired obstruction would be stopped DEAD in its tracks!

And that's where YOU come in!

If you take them to task -- RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW -- they will do the right thing. And if the SAVE Act of 2007 passes, we thwart Pelosi's plans to bring back AMNESTY!

Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent and personalized 40 Blast Fax messages to President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the 38 Members of the House of Representatives who sponsored the SAVE Act of 2007 but have not signed the discharge petition to force it to the floor of the House for a fair up-or-down vote!

Tell them they can NOT have it both ways. Tell them they can NOT proudly proclaim their support of common-sense border enforcement legislation to the American people on the one hand and enable those who are trying to kill this bill by their silence on the other!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Is Ted Kennedy Drunk on Tequila?

In keeping with his support of illegal immigrants, Ted Kennedy drank an unknown amount of tequila and called a Spanish-language radio show. He then sang a song...IN SPANISH! He signed off by saying he's "not going to let down" the illegal immigrants. Let's just hope he wasn't calling in while driving near Chappaquiddick.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Rivier College Republicans Interviewed by NBC & FOX

Rivier College Republicans with statue of Daniel Webster in Capitol Building

From left to right: Elizabeth Villemaire, Treasurer Anoosh Nahikian, Vice President Mike Amaral, Historian Shaun Doherty, Brittany Puleo

Treasurer Anoosh Nahikian interviewed by NBC News

Not only did the Rivier College Republicans meet and hear top conservative speakers at CPAC and take part in interesting workshops, but some members were also interviewed by NBC and FOX News. The Rivier College Republicans also received a private tour of the Capitol Building and were personally escorted to the CPAC conference. The Rivier College Republicans also met and had their photos taken with Senator John Sununu. Visiting Washington, D.C. and attending CPAC gave the Rivier College Republicans many experiences that most people may never have. The future is bright for the Rivier College Republicans.

Historian Shaun Doherty with Jim Angle of FOX News
Ann Coulter delivered a stirring speech criticizing John McCain
Rivier College Republicans in front of the GOP mascot at the Museum of Natural History
From left to right: Brittany Puleo, Vice President Mike Amaral, Historian Shaun Doherty

Vice President Mike Amaral with Jim Angle of FOX News

Historian Shaun Doherty inteviewed by FOX News' Griff Jenkins about Senator John McCain

Friday, February 8, 2008

CPAC Photos and Hearing President Bush

President George W. Bush spoke this morning at CPAC. He delivered a powerfully stirring speech that highlighted the ability of the country and the President to stand their ground during difficult times and among liberal criticism of so-called "experts.". He urged Congress to pass the intelligence surveillance program that expires next week, saying that the threat of Al-Qaeda "will not expire next week." President Bush stated that the U.S.A. does not need permission from the world,, or Code Pink to protect its interests. He went on to state how his tax cuts, strategy in Iraq, and improvements of education has helped make the country a better place to live. He spoke before a packed room, and people gave him a very, very warm reception. A couple peopled shouted "We love you, George!" One student would always say "Yay...[insert point President Bush was trying to make]" For instance, President Bush said we must protect liberty, and this student said, "Yay, liberty!" Students cheered heavily for President Bush as he outlined the accomplishments of his administration. Here are some photos from CPAC.

Yay, blog!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Romney Concedes, McCain Criticized

Political news is swirling here at CPAC. Mitt Romney has decided to end his campaign for president. He said that if he continued his pursuit of the White House, then it would be likely that Mrs. Bill Clinton or Obama would win the presidency. He doesn't want to divide the party and has decided that dropping out would give the best chance of putting a Republican in the White House.

McCain was heavily criticized today at the Omni Shoreham, where CPAC is taking place. People held signs that read, "Republicans Against McCain" and "Fight McCain Amnesty," which refers to McCain's so-called liberal plan for allowing illegal immigrants to become citizens and find work. Pictures and more political news will come later as I'm blogging live from CPAC.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Exclusive CPAC Coverage

The Rivier College Republicans are attending this year's CPAC in Washington, D.C. We'll be attending speeches, meet-and-greets, and book-signings by top conservatives, such as President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Tom DeLay, Newt Gingrich, Ann Coulter, John Bolton, and many others. We'll also be attending interesting workshops and other conservative events as well as touring Washington, D.C.

We'll blog daily from CPAC and update you on all the exciting happenings of each day. You'll get exclusive coverage of CPAC with breaking news of politics. You'll also get an all-access pass of Washington, D.C. and CPAC by viewing our photos. Check back often for updates. Our coverage starts Thursday, February 7th.

Monday, January 28, 2008

End Illegal Migration. Remove the Bird Feeder.

I hung a bird feeder on my back porch, and filled it full of seed. Within a week, I saw countless birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food. But, birds started to build nests in between the boards of the patio, above the table, next to the barbecue, and every little space they could find. Then came the poop. It was everywhere! It was on the patio, the chairs, the table, everywhere! The birds became boisterously loud. They squawked and screeched at all hours of the day and night. Then, some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and peck at me and my children even though I had given them food and a place to live. They demanded I fill the bird feeder when it was low on food. After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch. The birds had taken over!

So, I removed the bird feeder, cleaned up their messes, and took down the nests. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be. It was quiet, serene, and absent of creatures demanding their "rights" to a free meal and a place to live.

Sound familiar?

Our government hands out free food, subsidized housing, free medial care, free education, and allows anyone born here to automatically be a citizen even if their parents are illegal aliens. So, the illegal aliens came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly, our taxes went up to pay for them taking advantage of our free services. Now, small apartments are housing five illegal families. You have to wait six hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor because illegal aliens abuse the system and are ahead of legal tax-paying citizens like you. Now, your child's second grade class is behind other schools because over half of the class doesn't speak English, and more of your tax dollars are going towards paying for translators. Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box. I have to "press one" for English! I shouldn't have to press anything! Illegal aliens are waving their flag and disrespecting the Star-Spangled Banner while they scream their protest chants in the street demanding rights to which they're not entitled. Your hard-earned money is paying for illegal aliens, who don't work and contribute nothing to the system!

It's time for the government to stop the illegal migration and take down the bird feeder!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Trash to Treasure: Recycling 9/11

Here is the U.S.S. New York, made from the World Trade Center.

It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. It is the fifth in a new class of warship designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, "those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence," recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. "It was a spiritual moment for everybody there." Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the "hair on my neck stood up." It had a big meaning to it for all of us," he said. "They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back."

The ship's motto? "Never Forget"

Monday, January 14, 2008

One Good Thing About High Gas Prices

High gas prices may cure obesity.

Oil. It’s second to money on the list of what makes the world go ‘round. Hell, it convinced Jed Clampett to displace his entire family. I believe that John D. Rockefeller would be surprised that we haven't found a more efficient fuel since Standard Oil ruled the industry. Yet, as long as oil keeps generating revenue, there's no need to pursue an alternative. When the amount of gas being burned while waiting for food at a McDonald’s drive-through costs more than the food itself, there's reason to be concerned. The oil tycoons, like ExxonMobil, tested the market and found that Americans will dish out upwards of $3.00 per gallon of gas. This is price gouging. Especially since ExxonMobil made $39.5 BILLION in 2006!

[Note to liberals: You were WRONG. The war in Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with American wanting free oil. See how the oil prices skyrocketed? With gas prices soaring, maybe we should tap the Iraqi oil lines.]

We need to END our dependence on foreign oil! We need to start drilling in Alaska, and we need to start drilling NOW! We can’t allow Americans to suffer when we have a remedy right in front of us. Liberals will complain (like they always do) that there are animals that will be displaced by the drilling. Have you seen how big Alaska is? There is plenty of room for these animals to frolic somewhere else. They aren’t being killed. They’ll just have to relocate. They won't be endangered in any way. I think that’s a small price to pay to ease the terrible oil troubles in America. We should also continue to bolster our efforts of mainstreaming ethanol, which is cheaper than gasoline and burns cleaner.

Yet, as long as the money keeps rolling in for oil companies, their love affair with “black gold” will hold America hostage and clean out its citizens’ pockets. Maybe some good can come from this. With gas prices so high, people might start to use manual transportation. Not a bad option for a nation where obesity is a leading cause of death. They’ll be burning calories instead of gas when strolling through the walk-through for their Big Mac, large fries, and Diet Coke.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Did You Know?

Recently received an email from a conservative friend of mine. Thought you might enjoy its contents:

Did you know that 47 countries have re-established their embassies in Iraq?

Did you know that the Iraqi government currently employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?

Did you know that 3100 schools have been renovated, 364 schools are under rehabilitation, 263 new schools are now under construction and 38 new schools have been completed in Iraq?

Did you know that Iraq 's higher educational structure consists of 20 Universities, 46 Institutes or colleges and 4 research centers, all currently operating?

Did you know that 25 Iraq students departed for the United States in January 2005 for the re-established Fulbright program?

Did you know that the Iraqi Navy is operational?
They have 5 -100-foot patrol craft, 34 smaller vessels and a naval infantry regiment.

Did you know that Iraq 's Air Force consists of three operational squadrons, which includes 9 reconnaissance and 3 US C-130 transport aircraft (under Iraqi operational control) which operate day and night, and will soon add 16 UH-1 helicopters and 4 Bell Jet Rangers?

Did you know that Iraq has a counter-terrorist unit and a Commando Battalion?

Did you know that the Iraqi Police Service has over 55,000 fully trained and equipped police officers?

Did you know that there are 5 Police Academies in Iraq that produce over 3500 new officers every 8 weeks?

Did you know there are more than 1100 building projects going on in Iraq?
They include 364 schools, 67 public clinics, 15 hospitals, 83 railroad stations, 22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities and 69 electrical facilities.

Did you know that 96% of Iraqi children under the age of 5 have received the first 2 series of polio vaccinations?

Did you know that 4.3 million Iraqi children were enrolled in primary school by mid-October?

Did you know that there are 1,192,000 cell phone subscribers in Iraq and phone use has gone up 158%?

Did you know that Iraq has an independent media that consists of 75 radio stations, 180 newspapers and 10 television stations?

Did you know that the Baghdad Stock Exchange opened in June of 2004?

Did you know that 2 candidates in the Iraqi presidential election had a televised debate recently?




Instead of reflecting our love for our country, we get photos of flag burning incidents at Abu Ghraib and people throwing snowballs at the presidential motorcades.

Tragically, the lack of accentuating the positive in Iraq serves two purposes:
It is intended to undermine the world's perception of the United States thus minimizing consequent support, and it is intended to discourage American

Above facts are verifiable on the Department of Defense web site.

(Thank you to whoever created this email!)

Mock Primary a Mockery

The students of Rivier College should be ashamed of themselves.

On December 5th and 6th, the River College Republicans held a mock primary for the Republican candidates. Not only did we ask students to vote for their favorite candidate, but we also asked them to vote for political issues that mattered most to them. This was an opportunity for college students in the second largest city in New Hampshire, a politically-influential state, to voice their opinion. We had planned on announcing the results in local newspapers. The Granite State was invigorated with political excitement with the upcoming first-in-the-nation primary! New Hampshire has only been wrong three times when it comes to predicting the president. This year, we were hoping to capitalize on the seemingly increase in political activism in college students. After the votes were tallied, we realized the sad truth of political apathy in college students.

We had a .23% voter turnout. Simply pathetic and embarassing. These students don't realize the importance of politics and voting. We are the next generation of voters, and if we don't educate ourselves and embrace our right to vote, then our country is in serious trouble in the future. The students are all talk and no action. They like to join Facebook groups to support candidates or global issues, but when it comes time to actually take action, they become lazy and fail. Democracy is not a spectator sport! I do not want my generation to be known as an apathetic, physically and intellectually lazy group of selfish people. We plan on agressively educating and inspiring the students in the spring to get involved with politics.

Here are the results and some photos:

Mitt Romney - 11
Rudy Giuliani - 8
John McCain - 6
Mike Huckabee - 6
Ron Paul - 3
Duncan Hunter - 0
Fred Thompson - 0
Tom Tancredo - 0

Out of the 11 issues, here they are ranked from 1st to 11th in order of most important to least important:

War in Iraq
Illegal Immigration
Social Security reform
Lowering taxes
Improving education
Health care
Gay marriage