Roger Mickelson’s History Today 9.26.14

In 1687, part of the Parthenon was destroyed in a powder explosion during the bombardment of the Acropolis by Venetian forces.

The Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee, USA is ...

The Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee, USA is a full-scale replica of the original Greek Parthenon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1914, the Federal Trade Commission was established. The FTC is charged with preventing unfair or deceptive trade practices. It regulates advertising, marketing, and consumer credit practices, and also prevents antitrust agreements and other unfair practices. Though it has no authority to punish violators, it can monitor compliance with trade laws, conduct legal investigations, issue cease-and-desist orders, convene public hearings, file civil suits in US district courts, and ensure that court orders are followed.

Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War I: In 1918, the Meuse-Argonne offensive began. General Ferdinand Foch and the Allied high command designed a series of convergent and practically simultaneous offensives against the shaken German armies. One was a joint operation in the Meuse valley toward the Mézière and Sedan rail centre. The Americans proceeded west of the Meuse River, the French west of the Argonne Forest. The Americans faced the most difficult natural obstacle, the dense Argonne Forest. General John Pershing‘s opening surprise attack advanced 5 miles along the Meuse River but only 2 miles in the difficult Argonne Forest sector.

English: Church at Cunel, France, on the Meuse...

English: Church at Cunel, France, on the Meuse-Argonne battlefield. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.”

Observers Needed for Early, Election Day & Absentee Voting

Map of New Mexico highlighting Bernalillo County

Map of New Mexico highlighting Bernalillo County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The Weh for Senate campaign will be placing trained volunteers to observe the voting process for Early Voting, Election Day, and absentee warehouse.


This is a statewide effort, not just Bernalillo county. Republicans from other counties can come for training, then train others in their home counties. Remember each challenger must be a registered voter and be credentialed by their county chairman.


Questions? We will hold a general information meeting Thursday, October 2, 6.30pm-7.30pm and another Saturday, October 4, 11am-12noon at the Weh Campaign office, located at 6300 San Mateo Blvd NE (Far North Shopping Center)
Suite C4 (next to PetCo & Sprouts) . Please invite your like-minded GOP friends & family. (training sessions to be held on later dates)
2 Important dates –


October 18 – EARLY VOTING begins (statewide)


November 4 – ELECTION DAY
Please remember by being a challenger you are protecting the election process and helping all candidates, not just one race. You do make a difference.


Time is of the essence! Please text, call, or email asap to let me know which mtg you plan to attend.
Thank you.


God bless America!
Lyn Ott


Conspiracy Brews 09.27.14

If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting. For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact:

Conspiracy Brews
“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

Benjamin Franklin

Not your average political discussion group!

September 27, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.

*** Quotes of the Week ***

“When you appeal to force, there’s one thing you must never do – lose.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

English: Gen. of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower...

English: Gen. of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower (detail). See orginal for stamp of origin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Dedicated to Tom Udall)

“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

Thomas Jefferson


— Robert F. Kennedy Jr wishes there were a law where he could jail politicians that oppose Global Warming…Potential Tyrant or reasonable political who like Udall would destroy the First Amendment?

English: U.S. Senator for New Mexico

English: U.S. Senator for New Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suggested Topics

— What do National Democrats stand for?

2012 Democrat Platform 32 page PDF

— What do National Republicans stand for?

2012 Republican Platform 64 Page PDF

(Light Quotes of the week)

“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.”

Mae West

“Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.”

Charles M. Schulz (Charlie Brown in Peanuts)

“Rejoice not at thine enemy’s fall – but don’t rush to pick him up either.”

Jewish Proverb