Northern Kentucky

Join with other liberty minded individuals from across Northern Kentucky for a combined meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month. The combined meetings start at 7pm but arrive at 6:30pm to socialize and meet fellow patriots. The combined monthly meetings are held at the Holiday Inn Express located at 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042. The Holiday Inn Express is easily accessed off US-42 and I-75 at exit number 180.

Note: Candidates Matt Bevin and Jamie Comer will visit the Combined Tea meeting on Thursday, April 23. Mark your calendars!

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Jan
2013

Kenton Tea Schedule

All meetings are same time and location.
When: 6:00PM
Where:PeeWee's Restaurant, 2325 Anderson Rd, Crescent Springs, KY 41017
 
Wednesday, Feb 13
What:  Mr.Bernie Kunkel, Field Representative for Senator Rand Paul will explain how this Country was set up as a Republic and NOT a Democracy.  Bernie  will explain the dangers of a democracy and how America's Founders pointed these dangers out – especially in the Federalist papers. How enemies of America, especially domestic ones – have been working to transform the United States into a Democracy and how this has dramatically changed and damaged our beloved Country. This is a very educational and informative 30 minute talk.  Bring your middle school through high school children.
 
Wednesday, Feb 27
What:  Mr. Joe Kalil, Boone County Constable and Owner, Defensive Handgun Training will talk to us about the 2nd Amendment / Guns / Gun Control / Active Shooter Incidents / "Assault Rifles" /Freedom / Liberty / Constitution 
There are many things going on in our country and in the gun industry that are worth talking and learning about.
 
Wednesday, March 13
What:  Mr. Troy Sheldon the new 4th District Chair for the Republican Party.
 
Wednesday, March 27
What:  Mr. Bill McElheney a Certified Public Accountant will speak to us about increasing taxes and how this will impact you and our economy.
 
Wednesday, April 10
What:  Sen. John Schickel will give us an update on the Kentucky Senate.
 
Wednesday, April 24
What:  Mr. Larry Grathwohl a walking talking FBI informant from the turbulent days of the Weather Underground will give us firsthand knowledge of the evil people that currently surround and advise the President of the United States.  Prior to this meeting check out Larry's book from the library, purchase it on line or watch one of the many interviews with Larry Grathwohl.

30

Jan
2013

Town Hall Meeting Thomas Massie

U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Lookout Heights Civic Club--1661 Park Road, Ft. Wright, KY 41011
Donuts, coffee and orange juice
Doors Open @ 8:30AM
Town Hall 9:30AM -11:00AM
Donations will be accepted
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If unable to attend, donate to NKY Tea and support limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility.  Send checks to NKY Tea, P.O. Box 853, Independence, KY  41051 or visit the website www.nkyteaparty.org

27

Jan
2013

CVG Needs Competition to Lower Fares

During the deregulation movement in the airline industry in the late 1970’s Delta primarily served the South, but wanted to expand into the Midwest. United Airlines and American Airlines both had bases in Chicago. Continental Airlines already had a strong presence in Cleveland, and struggling Northwest was building a hub in Detroit, having run out of room in Minneapolis. Cincinnati’s airport, known as CVG in the airline industry, offered many benefits to Delta in support of creating a hub here. Cincinnati had numerous Fortune 500 companies, the airline had strong historical ties to Cincinnati, the weather was decent, there was plenty of runway space and airport officials were willing to accommodate them. (Why CVG lost half of all flights, 2010). Although it may have seemed like it was a good economic decision at the time, airport officials were making a Faustian bargain with the airline by allowing Delta to become a monopoly at CVG.

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27

Jan
2013

Let’s Do Away with “Stumbo Days”

After his election as House speaker in January 2009, Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives Greg Stumbo decided to allow lawmakers to be paid for up to two extra days of work at the Capitol each month during the periods between legislative sessions — even if they did not have committee meetings those days. As a result, House members were paid more than $100,000 in salary and expenses for the new work days during the first five months the policy was in effect, according to a Courier-Journal review of legislative pay records obtained through Kentucky’s open-records act (Greg Stumbo Grants House Members Extra Pay Days, 2009).

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23

Jan
2013

Alternatives to Tolling to Fund the Brent Spence Bridge?

It is incontrovertible that the Brent Spence Bridge needs to be upgraded. The 49-year-old Brent Spence Bridge on Interstates 71/75 is "functionally obsolete" because of its narrow lanes, lack of emergency shoulders and limited visibility on the lower deck. The Kentucky-owned bridge, part of the nation's busiest freight corridor, carries double its intended traffic capacity (Brent Spence Bridge coalition names new chairmen, 2013). The question is how to finance a new bridge due to the absence of federal funding for a replacement. Unfortunately tolling has surfaced as the main source of funding for bridge and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have said tolls are the only way the project will get built. Tolls are the centerpiece of the states’ financing study, which is being conducted by HNTB, a leading engineering firm on multibillion-dollar tolling projects (Brent Spence toll estimate on horizon, 2013). The 125-member Build Our New Bridge Now coalition has raised around $2 million for a lobbying and public-education campaign. The coalition is lobbying Kentucky lawmakers to pass legislation during the current session that will allow for the $2.5 billion bridge project to be built through a public-private partnership. The Kentucky legislature would have to approve a finance plan for the project, and Northern Kentucky state lawmakers remain opposed to charging tolls on the bridge (Brent Spence toll estimate on horizon, 2013). Northern Kentucky state lawmakers are resistant to public-private partnership legislation, concerned it will open the door for tolls to be used to finance the project (Brent Spence Bridge coalition names new chairmen, 2013).

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