Whoa! This is scary!
Ramsey County prosecutors have formally charged eight members of a prominent activist group with conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism. The eight members of the RNC Welcoming Committee are believed to be the first persons ever charged under the 2002 Minnesota version of the federal PATRIOT Act. The activists face up to seven-and-a-half years in prison. We speak with the father of one of those charged and the president of the Minnesota chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. [includes rush transcript]
The 2008 Thurston County Republican Convention will be this Saturday, April 12th. The convention will be held at Tumwater High School, 700 Israel Road SW, Tumwater. Registration starts at 8:30 am with "opening ceremonies" starting at 9:00 am.
We will select delegates to the Washington State Republican Convention, finalize our County Platform, and hear from statewide and local candidates. Guests are welcome to attend the convention. The entrance fee for all delegates, alternates, and guests is $10.00. This fee is to cover expenses associated with the precinct caucuses and county convention.
From Talking Points Memo: "As we have mentioned, the Washington State GOP stopped counting caucus returns last night after only 87% of the caucuses were counted and declared John McCain the winner, even though his lead over Mike Huckabee was a mere 1.8%. Nice to know the Repubs have progressed from 2000 where they refused to count Democratic votes, to 2008 where they are now refusing to count their own votes."
From the Seattle Times: Huckabee sends lawyers.
Thurston County Republican Precinct Caucuses will be held on Saturday, February 9th, at 1:00 pm.
See this site for the caucus location for your precinct.
If you need to identify your precinct, see this site and you can determine your precinct.
This is an annual event for local Republicans. This year’s Lincoln Day Dinner will feature Dino Rossi & Republican Statewide Elected Officials
Worthington Center, Saint Martin's Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave SE in Lacey
$50 per ticket or $350 per table
Mail contact information for each attendee (including employer information) and payment to:
Thurston County Republicans
PO Box 275
Olympia, WA 98507
See http://www.thurstonrepublicans.com/default.html for additional info.