Monthly Archives: June 2013

The true Minority!

“Remember also that the smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights, cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” | Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
Ayn Rand


Pro-Life Bill Vote Disallowed in the Senate/Special Session Called

By Heidi Hansing Thiess

When the Tea Party lobbied the Lege all last session, we had to sit quietly and calmly in the gallery, even when something was happening on the floor that we strenuously disagreed with (like the vote for Straus for Speaker). If we talked to one another, if we didn’t stay in our seats, if we pulled out a phone (not allowed!), we would be approached by Capitol police. So we acted respectful at all times, and none of us disrupted the proceedings. Typical Tea Party.

So watch the outrageous behavior of the pro-abortion mobs at the Capitol last night. Unbelievable! It was not only allowed, but the pro-death Senators on the floor were egging them on and raising their hands in a “v” to show their approval of the near-riot. It worked. The bill protecting Texas women and babies was recorded 3 minutes too late.

For one thing, I find it heartbreaking that there are so many people who are so passionately animated by the idea of killing babies, and abusing women in filthy and grotesque abortuaries. For another, I am galled by the massive sabotage and incompetence demonstrated by leadership in both the House and Senate. Lastly, I am so sad for what humanity has become. Howling mobs screaming for the “right” to kill babies after 20 weeks, and gleeful politicians crowing in victory about not protecting the unborn from the painful death of late gestation abortion, or women from dangerous Gosnell-like charnal houses. Gross. Evil.

PTP Note:  See two articles below.  The first one is one that Heidi posted along with her comments above.  The second is an article about Governor Perry calling for a special session.  Telephone calls to the Governor do work!

Abortion Battle:  Chaos Erupts in Texas Senate as Protesters Try to  Shut Down Vote on Pro-Life Bill After Failed Filibuster (UPDATED)

Gov. Perry calls 2nd special session of the Texas Legislature to address abortion restrictions

Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks in Support of his Border Security Amendment to the Immigration Bill

Congressman Randy Weber CANCELLED ATPP-Hosted Town Hall Friday, June 21

CANCELLED: Rep. Randy Weber has cancelled his appearance at this Town Hall, therefore, the event is cancelled. Please stay tuned for the rescheduled dates coming soon.

PTP Sponsors Part 2, The 5,000 Year Leap Study, June 18 6:30 pm, Big Horn BBQ, Pearland

Join us to continue our study of “The 5,000 Year Leap” presented by our own Jim Logan.  Part 2 will focus on the first 7 (of 28) Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom.5000 year leap book

The meeting will begin at 6:30 on Tuesday, June 18.  Please come early and support Big Horn BBQ restaurant.  This is a free event/meeting, but your  Dinner and drinks are on you.  Please feel free to bring your friends, family and neighbors. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

The nation the Founders built is now in the throes of a political, economic, social, and spiritual crisis that has driven many to an almost frantic search for modern solutions. The truth is that the solutions have been available for a long time — in the writings of our Founding Fathers — carefully set forth in this timely book.

In The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World, Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years. These 28 Principles include The Genius of Natural Law, Virtuous and Moral Leaders, Equal Rights–Not Equal Things, and Avoiding the Burden of Debt.

Congressman Randy Weber CANCELLED ATPP-Hosted Town Hall Friday, June 21

CANCELLED: Rep. Randy Weber has cancelled his appearance at this Town Hall, therefore, the event is cancelled. Please stay tuned for the rescheduled dates coming soon.

Alvin TEA Party Patriots are hosting a Town Hall with Congressman Randy Weber, representing Texas’s 14th District.  Randy Weber

The Town Hall will begin at 6:30 pm, on Friday, June 21, and will be held at 100 N. Gordon Street (@Sealy Street), Alvin, TX (the former Fat Daddie’s location).  Click here for a map.

ATPP wants to open what will hopefully be a continuing honest, open and civil dialogue between our Congressional representative and the constituents.

Bring your friends, family and neighbors and let’s find out what is happening in Washington, D.C. and how we can save our Republic.

Questional Practices by PNC = Mortgage Disaster Tale

Published at Chicks on the Right, June 12, 2013

PNC Nightmare. Anyone Have A Similar Experience?

I got this email from a follower yesterday, and thought it was worth sharing just to see if others out there have had similar issues?

Dear Chicks on the Right,

I am writing you this email not for personal gain or for help from your followers but for a warning to other current or would be homeowners with mortgages financed through PNC (formerly RBC),  National City Mortgage, and any other FHA lender.  Let me start out telling you that I am a teacher in North Carolina (a state that has not given its teachers a raise in almost 6 years (well that’s not true some of us received $50 a year raise) and a state where everything from bread to gas has increased drastically over the last 8 years.

I bought my house in 2006 with an FHA loan financed through National City Mortgage.  My mortgage was sold before my first payment was ever to be made to RBC due to good credit (something that is now nonexistent  thanks to the following chain of events).  I paid my mortgage every month ON TIME and in the rare event IF there was ever any doubt that it would not be received on time (there was no RBC anywhere close to my daily routine) I would always call and let them know and I always willingly paid the late fee even if it was 1 day late.  When RBC was bought out by PNC, at first there were some minor glitches but nothing major.  These small glitches included the former RBC mortgage customers not being able to pay online unless we banked with RBC, new account numbers that seemed to sometimes be accessible, to having to call and pay ourmortgages because it took almost 2 months more past their estimated time that all of the RBC customers would be able to access our loan information.

Eventually I was able to access and pay my mortgage online through PNC’s online bill pay.  Now remember I said I am a teacher and usually I plan for the summer but with inflation etc. I was having to work summer school in order to pay my August mortgage.  We were paid 5 days later than we were supposed to be due to an overlook in payroll.  I found out the day that my pay check was supposed to be deposited into my checking account.  I took the initiative and called PNC and told them that I would be paying both August and September’s mortgages when I got paid.  At that time for some reason PNC had my home phone and cell phone numbers incorrect and I gave them the correct ones (this part is important for the upcoming events).  Well I went online to pay both mortgages, however, apparently only 1 payment went through (because they forgot to note my account that I would be paying both).  I went on each month there after paying my mortgage, which I usually had paid at the end of the month before the month that it was due.  In December, I paid my normal mortgageamount and assumed because I had not heard from PNC that all was fine.  Apparently the payment that I paid in December that I thought was for January was for December.  I was mistaken.

In February, my boyfriend had planned a getaway for Valentine’s Day to…wait for it…Washington DC.  We were unable to find a PNC branch at first near where we were staying and so I went online to the PNC website to pay my bill.  However, since they had updated their bill pay system, I was unable to pay through the server Safari as I have a Mac and not a PC.  So being the responsible homeowner, I went online to get the address to send the my mortgage payment to through my bank.  I went online to my bank’s billpay service and the address that was there for PNC Mortgage was a different PO Box number but the same address.  So I used that and paid my payment and thought nothing of it.  About 5 days later, the electronic check sent to PNC by my bank was cashed and withdrawn from my checking account.  All seemed well and fine.  Well in March, I paid my mortgage payment the same way, but the day that PNC cashed my check and withdrew it from my checking account, there was a deposit of the exact same amount and so my running balance did not change.  We assumed that since no one had contacted me by mail, phone, or email, that everything was fine and that that had been a mix up.  I paid my April payment and then I got a letter in the mail April 3rd from an ATTORNEY saying that PNC was foreclosing on my house that I was 5 payments behind.  Needles to say my heart dropped, and I picked up the phone to PNC.

At first, PNC was nice and helpful. They asked me to email them the copies of the canceled checks.  On the back of each check was the date and time that PNC/Citibank cashed my check.  I am thinking at this point it is just a mix up and will be rectified very quickly now.  Boy was I wrong.  Within 2 days, I had been told the following: 1. I never paid, 2. they don’t know what happened to my payments, 3. they were going to have to do some research, 4. they would take the payment for the 2 payments at the time that were in limbo, 5. no, they couldn’t do that since my loan had already been turned over, 6. the correct mailing address was in Atlanta, Georgia for mortgages in NC, not Carol Stream, Ill (now this was from the supervisor I had been emailing and talking to for 2 days at this point), 7. in an email 3 hours later that the correct mailing address was Carol Stream, Ill., 8. that they would not accept payment unless I agreed to pay their lawyers fee, 9. to talk to the lawyers to see if they would waive the fee, 10. the lawyers say that only PNC can waive those fees because they are contracted for a certain amount, 11. that they had tried to call and contact me but they had the wrong number.

As you can see, the run around was worse than a merry-go-round stuck at high speed.  So I called a good friend of mine, an attorney, to help me out.  He has me get him all the paper work that I have including emails and canceled checks.  He begins to call and gets the same run around that I got, including lies that I never contacted them, spoke to them, or paid them.  They began to back pedal when he gives them names, times, dates, etc of the contacts and checks.  Then he is told to speak to the lawyers, they tell him to speak to PNC.

My attorney advised me to pay the 3 payments that were in question but not to pay any other fees.  Of course I sent a check in the mail because I was now given the correct address right?  Well no….that check mysteriously never makes it and is never cashed so I paid the fee to stop payment on it.  I paid my May payment ON TIME because my attorney and I are thinking that a threat of a law suite will clear this all up…but NO.  Today I get not only a letter from the attorney for PNC saying they are going ahead and filing for foreclosure BUT I also get a paper check from PNC for my May payment saying it was refunding it because my account had already been turned over.

Needless to say the havoc that this has played on my credit is unexplainable and even though we are disputing it, it will take up to 90 days to clear it if PNC does not challenge it.  My mortgage payment is less than most people’s car payments that I am sure I help pay for because many are on public assistance and I know this because I am a teacher and many of the students on free and reduced lunch at my school have better cars and phones and ipods than I do.  However, I don’t have a few thousands of dollars to pay PNC off.  The stress is ridiculous and I feel like I am being bullied by PNC and their lawyers to pay them off or face lengthy and embarrassing public court records.

The reason that I am sending this to you is this.   Through my own research, I have come to know that apparently PNC has done this to several other home owners (just do a google search of “PNC Fraudulent Foreclosures” and sit back for several hours of good reading) and that what they have done in the past is hold those mortgage payments in a separate fund to earn interest and then report it to the federal government who then turns around and pays them my mortgage payment because it is an FHA and housing authority backed loan for each month that they say they don’t get my payment.

To me this seems to be nothing more than another example of the federal government taking from those who work and do the right thing and give to those who refuse to work or obtained mortgage loans fraudulently, etc.  Now I am lucky enough to have a good friend who is an attorney and is willing to work on this for free however if not, I honestly do not know what I would do.  I suppose I would scrounge and find a way to scrape up what I don’t actually owe in order to prevent my house from being foreclosed on and having to file bankruptcy and ruining my credit.

I want this to be of a cautionary tale to others that if their mortgage is of any of the the FHA loans designed for teachers and other public servants to STAY AWAY and to stay FAR FAR AWAY from PNC.  As my attorney found out, PNC is an institution that is practicing some questionable practices and procedures which may actually be criminal but proving it is going to take some time because they are backed by the Federal Government which is nothing more than what seems to be communism in the highest form.

Carolyn Rhoney

Grandma, 72, shoots at home intruder in California, defends actions

Published June 12, 2013, Associated Press

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    June 11, 2013: Jan Cooper, 72, talks to the media as her husband Bob, 85, left, and OC Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino listen during a news conference at the Sheriff’s Department station in Stanton. (AP/The Orange County Register)

STANTON, Calif. –  A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at — and narrowly missed — a man trying to break into her home said Tuesday she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does not regret defending herself and her husband, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who uses a wheelchair.

Jan Cooper, of Anaheim, fired one shot from her .357-magnum Smith & Wesson revolver around 12:30 a.m. Sunday as a man attempted to break into her home. During a 911 call of the incident, Cooper can be heard begging with the dispatcher to send deputies and warns that she has a gun at the ready as her Rottweiler barks furiously in the background.

Minutes later, a breathless Cooper says the man has come to the back porch and is trying to get in the house through a sliding door. Through the vertical blinds, Cooper saw his silhouette just inches away through the glass as he began to slide open the door.

“I’m firing!” Cooper shouts to the dispatcher as a loud band goes off.

Cooper then curses at the suspect, shouting at him to “back up.”

“You’d better get the police here. I don’t know whether I hit him or not. I’m not sure. He’s standing at my door, my back door. He’s in my yard,” she said.

The suspect, 31-year-old Brandon Alexander Perez, was not hit and was arrested a short while later by responding deputies, who heard the gunshot, said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Perez has pleaded not guilty to a burglary charge and has a court date later this month. The Associated Press was unable to leave an after-hours message for his attorney.

Perez had a rap sheet that included other burglary and narcotics charges and was on parole and staying at a halfway house not far from the Coopers’ address, Amormino said.

Cooper’s gun, which she has owned for about 20 years, was legally purchased and properly registered, he said.

“Even though that dog was barking, he still was desperate to get in. So who knows what may have happened if she didn’t fire that round,” Amormino said.

On Tuesday, Cooper was soft-spoken and composed, with her gray hair pulled back neatly in a hairband and her husband at her side during a news conference at a sheriff’s substation.

Cooper said she is amazed by the anger in her voice — and the curse word she let fly — after she fired the shot.

“I am a Christian woman and I’m very proud of it and I don’t curse but after I shot, rage took hold and I just blasted away,” she said. “And, in fact, afterwards my husband said, `I’ve never heard you talk like that!”‘

The stunned intruder apologized to Cooper after she fired, she recalled, telling her, “I’m sorry, ma’am. I’m leaving. Please don’t shoot.”

The grandmother of a 15-year-old grandson said she doesn’t regret firing her weapon, although she has considered how she would have reacted if she had hit or killed the man. Deputies have told her that, based on his height and the bullet hole, the shot that she fired through a narrow gap in the sliding door passed within inches of his left cheek.

“I don’t mean to shoot anybody,” said Cooper, a self-described tomboy who has also tried archery and knife-throwing and has owned guns since her teens. “But whatever’s necessary to literally stop them — he was not going to come into my home.”

Her husband, Bob Cooper, chuckled when asked if his wife had learned her aggression from him and his military service. Cooper worked gathering intelligence in Italy and France in the build-up to D-Day and spent years going to the shooting range with his wife after the war, he said.

“I’m not surprised at all, not one bit,” he said. “I know her capabilities and what she can do if she has to.”

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