Tea Party Patriots are Growing In Nevada County

Russ Steele

Contrary to the rumors being floated by our middle of the road blogger and his lefty friends, the Tea Party Patriots are well and growing as an organization in Nevada County.

Ellen and I were fortunate to attend the latest Tea Party Patriot Luncheon today, with our many friends, Including Jo Ann and George Rebane.  Guest Speakers were Congressman McClintock and 1st District Candidate Sue McGuire. Sue outlined her campaign themes and Congressman gave a great presentation recognizing the TPP’s accomplishments and giving us a short history of freedom loving patriots and their influence through our history, drawing parallels with the current Tea Party movement. A standing ovation follow his dynamic presentation. As Ellen said, “listening to Tom elevates our spirit.”

It was also a change of command luncheon, as the Board and the community thanked Stan and Elaine Meckler for their three years of dedication nurturing of the Tea Party Patriots into the influential organization it has become in Nevada County and across the nation. We also welcomed Nancy Garcia as the new NCTPP Board President. Nancy is a very dynamic and out going leader, who as Stan said, “has the energy to take us to the next level.”

This was he largest TPP luncheon yet, filling the Ponderosa Hall at the Fair Grounds.  There were over 175 people at the luncheon.  The number of people coming to the TPP Luncheons just keeps growing, requiring the Board of seek out new venues.  Once they get to 200, it will be time to move on again. When the new comers were asked to stand today, there were about 20 new people standing. If this keeps up it will not be long  before the Board has to seek an even larger venue.

The next meeting will be an evening event on January 25th at 6:30 at Ponderosa Hall. The guest speaker will be Mark Meckler who will be presenting the challenges for 2012. This will be an important meeting and you should plan to attend. Become part of the solution, as we take back our county from the liberal political leaders who are destroying it.  See you there!


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

18 Responses to Tea Party Patriots are Growing In Nevada County

  1. Barry Pruett says:

    Very nice. My royal blue work polo stuck out like a sore thumb!

  2. RL Crabb says:

    The liberal leaders who are destroying Nevada County? Who are these villains? I thought we had four Republicans on the Board of Supes.

    • Russ says:


      Yes, we have four Republicans, but do we have four conservatives that are willing to sign the Tea Party Patriot pledge of Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets? You see the Tea Party is not about Republican, Democrat or Independent, it is about Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets regardless of party affiliation. The Tea Party has members from all parties and affiliation. I suspect that there are Supervisors that are not willing to sign the pledge for fear it would damage their potential election. That may not be the kind of leadership we are looking for. Sorry, mouse in my pocket.

  3. I think he means leftwing cartoonists. LOL!

  4. RL Crabb says:

    I see…You want a BOS that’s beholden to your special interest group, as opposed to representing the county as a whole.

  5. gjrebane says:

    We’ve come a long way when promoting a government that adheres to our Constitution, practices fiscal responsibility, supports capitalism and fee markets, and secures our liberty places one into a “special interest group”. But what the hell, let’s accept the charge and continue working on making it the biggest special interest group in the land. You know, like being inclusive.

  6. RL Crabb says:

    Sorry, I just don’t buy into the inclusive bit. There are too many enemies of “we the people” that will have to be legislated into submission. I give the Tea Party about ten minutes in power before they dive into the culture war, which will further divide the nation and result in more gridlock. Where your logic fails is thinking that the other side will just go away. Democrats are no better.

    • Dena says:

      I think what Crabb is pointing out is the communist trials of the 50’s that traded one persons freedoms for another and some elements of the Tea Party are taking on social issues such as Abortion. While I dislike both Abortion and Communism, there is a point where you change from freedom fighter to dictator when you take on subjects not covered in the constitution. My big fear for the Tea Party is to see it become the Moral Majority.

  7. Too many people like Crabb think by carping from the sidelines things will change. The world belongs to those that show up. We have allowed the political class to call the shots and we see the results in low voter turnout. People tune out and stay home. The TPP at lest show up. So I just put Crabb in the box of hit and run complainers. I do understand though that the Crabb mentality places itself in a higher moral category since they refuse to align with any group.

  8. RL Crabb says:

    No Todd, like the Tea Party I have had enough BS. It’s not like I’m sitting on the sidelines. I’m here, debating these issues and have been speaking out about them in my comic strip for many years. The Tea People have real legitimate concerns about the tax and spend policies that have wrecked the economy. If they truly had a libertarian view of what’s important to get us going again I believe they could become a permanent force with broad appeal, but I see the “gotcha” mentality taking over once they get their foot in the door. In California, at least, you’re not going to find the kind of consenus you’ll need to become a majority once you start down the social issues road.

    • Bob W says:

      Crabb, Since your assertion to be “debating” and “speaking out” is other than my perception of your presence perhaps you will substantiate your claim by elaboration.

      Which “tax policy” that the TPP is concerned about do you feel it is legitimate to be “concerned” about?

      Which “spending policy” that the TPP is concerned about is “legitimate” to be “concerned” about?

      Do you believe that “a libertarian view of what’s important to get us going again” needs to be validated by having “broad appeal”? And is what we need to “get us going again” libertarian?

      Do you think the TPP should have as one of its goals “to become a majority”?

    • Todd Juvinall says:

      I think you are missing the point RL. You are a paid catoonist rght? That is different than all those folks out there pounding the paveent for their candidate or issue who do it because they believe. You portrayed me as a devil in a cartoon I was told and that s fine, actually quite funny. But you will make money off of that. There is a difference in a belief system between a non paid activist and a reporter or columnist who is paid to do something, would you agree?

      I have donated thousands of hours over thirty five years of volunteer time as a Central Committee Chairman, radio and TV shows, letter and blog writer, attendee to countless meetings with position papers and a door knocker to further the philosophy I possess. Sure I was a paid $21,000 K a year Supervisor but the point being many like me do it because we want to make a difference in the human race and our country by actually doing something. Not just being a paid carper.

      • RL Crabb says:

        If you knew what I get paid to spend hours at public meetings, sift through dozens of news articles, talk to politicians and activists, and then try to make sense out of it in a three panel cartoon, you wouldn’t say that. And I didn’t get a dime for drawing you as Beelzetodd, I did it for fun. And how do you know what charities I donate my artwork to, or anything else I do in the community? I generally don’t wear it on my sleeve or feel the need to brag about it, like some people I know…

      • Sorry RL, don’t believe you.

  9. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    Well I guess that bridge will have to be crossed when you get there Mr Crabb, so far I am not aware it has been reached. Throwing out ” what if’s” can go on a forever, its the tactic the Enviro’s have used for years but you keep reaching for social issues. So far they have kept pretty close to a Libertarian view on social issues – like none, “what if” the “gotcha moment never comes?

  10. Russ says:

    Mark Mecklers gun charge at La Guardia airport was disposed of as a “disorderly conduct” charge to today. George Rebane has more details at Rebane’s Ruminations : http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2012/01/mark-mecklers-misdemeanor.html

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