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Texas State Republican Convention Planning Thread
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Posted on 06/05/2012 3:50:35 PM PDT by DrewsDad

Calling all Texas FReeper State GOP Convention Delegates.

This thread is intended to provide a means to organize any FReeper get-togethers(lunch/dinner) or other activities fro those attending the state conventions in Ft. Worth June 7th-9th.

We can plan around the various Convention Activities and the Tentative Agenda

Thursday, June 7
10:00 am First General Session
2:30 pm First Senatorial District Caucus Meeting
3:45 pm Breakout Session 1 - choose from many topics -Congressman Ron Paul
4:45 pm Breakout Session 2
8:00 pm Permanent Committee Meetings

Friday, June 8
7:00 am Prayer Rally
8:00 am Second Senatorial District Caucus Meeting
9:00 am State Nominations Committee Meeting
10:00 am Second General Session
12:00 pm Lunch Break - TFRW Luncheon
1:00 pm Parliamentary Procedure Training - All Invited
1:30 pm Speech by "President George Washington"
2:00 pm Third General Session
5:00 pm First Congressional District Caucus Meeting
6:00 pm National Nominations Committee Meeting
6:30 pm RPT Banquet Gala with Special Guests: Fmr. Senator Rick Santorum, Senator Ron Johnson & Senator John Cornyn

Saturday, June 9
8:00 am Registration and Tradeshow Open
8:00 am Second CD Caucus Meeting
10:00 am National Nominations Committee Meeting
12:00 pm Grassroots Club Reception
1:00 pm Final General Session Congressman Paul Ryan - Featured Speaker


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Post if you are attending and your thoughts on where and when would be a good time to meet.

Feel free to add any other important information concerning the convention.

1 posted on 06/05/2012 3:50:46 PM PDT by DrewsDad
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To: DrewsDad

Throw the GOPe off the republican national convention like was done in Michigan.

http://www.rightmichigan.com/story/2012/5/20/104733/048


2 posted on 06/05/2012 3:53:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Would my candidate get the delegates then? Or is this only for Ron Paul?

:)


3 posted on 06/05/2012 4:03:00 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: spankalib; basil; Ms. AntiFeminazi; Bigun; mnehring; MeekOneGOP; smokingfrog; hocndoc; Gracey; ...
Ping anyone you know going to Ft. Worth.

It looks like the lunch break Noon-2PM and Dinner(~7PM) Friday may be the best times to try to organize something.

I have limited knowledge of the Ft. Worth area, but have been to Edelweiss German Restaurant and Cooper's BBQ and enjoyed both.

4 posted on 06/05/2012 4:12:11 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad
I will be leaving in the morning for Ft. Worth. I am a delegate and my wife an alternate for the Convention.

The last time I went was when Gov. Perry ran for office for the first time on his own.

I am going this time with the fire in my belly and anger over how this has been played by GOPe.

Whatever it takes to defeat Obozo, but there is a price that will be extracted against the “leadership” in DC. I warned them months ago not to think that the grass roots is not watching their antics. Their behavior warrants punishment.

5 posted on 06/05/2012 4:14:01 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: D-fendr

I’m just talking about getting the RINOs off the national committee (I said convention) Beyond that, do what ya gotta do for you.


6 posted on 06/05/2012 4:14:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DrewsDad
SAVE AMERICA

CHOSE  A  REAL CONSERVATIVE


7 posted on 06/05/2012 4:15:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: DrewsDad; Gracey

I’m pretty sure Gracey said she would be there .


8 posted on 06/05/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: Texas Fossil

I saw no precinct meeting notice at the election site on the 29th. The precinct convention meeting got right past me, I’m ashamed to confess! Delegates for county conventions were selected there.

Guess the county conventions were scheduled shortly thereafter, given the late election, wherein the delegates for state convention are selected.

The RINOS will be prepared to take all the heat they get as long as in the end, delegates do as they’re told and vote for the socialist at the top of the Republican ticket.

This way they know they don’t have to change their tactics, so long as we keep complying, in exchange for them taking a little griping.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 4:34:42 PM PDT by RitaOK (No Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: RitaOK

I think the “state establishment” is going to take some hits. Some of the current players are going down. TX has never been a friendly environment for Libs. Even the Dems here “were” conservative (past tense).

We shall see how this plays out. Our county chairman and I see these things exactly the same way. I was a GOP County Chairman when I lived in NM in the Early & Mid 1980’s. Been there done that.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 4:58:12 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: RitaOK

By the way, most of the counties had no Precinct conventions because of the late primary. We elected to have only a county convention. The delegates were selected there.


11 posted on 06/05/2012 4:59:58 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil
DrewsMom(alternate) and I(delegate) are in the same situation.

At my first convention, the battle was between the MOD squad and Conservatives. This convention will likely have another challenge from the Ron Paul faction that views everyone else as the enemy instead of working with those delegates who agree with them on 90% of the issues to push for more limited government and like-minded candidates.

The Cruz vs. Dewhurst race will likely play a big part. It looks like they gave Dewhurst a prominent speaking slot in the 1st Friday Session right after KBH and Cornyn. Coincidence? I might be a little late for that as well as the Combs/Straus session later that day.

12 posted on 06/05/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad

I had been to a couple of state conventions before Gov. Perry’s. My exposure goes back into the late 1970’s in NM.

My first GOP state convention here in TX was the one I spoke of. Gov Perry’s first election without W.


13 posted on 06/05/2012 5:06:13 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil; RitaOK

I think all the county conventions were held April 14th and 21st. We probably should have done a better job of alerting everyone on FR. Sorry.


14 posted on 06/05/2012 5:06:53 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad

I will be there. Anyone want to have a Freeper lunch on Friday or Sat?


15 posted on 06/05/2012 5:12:57 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: DrewsDad
Got this from the link.

Who is eligible to become a delegate to the State Convention?

All delegates and alternates are elected at county or senatorial district conventions that were held on either April 14 or April 21, 2012. At each local convention, a Nominations Committee recommended a slate of names to bring before the full convention for consideration.

Just curious as to how one is actually "nominated" as a delegate? Are they typically business leaders, local/state politicians, office holders? Who are they generally speaking?

16 posted on 06/05/2012 5:17:55 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: DrewsDad

you must eat at Joe T’s!


17 posted on 06/05/2012 5:18:58 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: Envisioning
Just curious as to how one is actually "nominated" as a delegate? Are they typically business leaders, local/state politicians, office holders? Who are they generally speaking?

In some counties, they split up into precincts to caucus to elect delegates/alternates. In other's there is a Nominations Committee that selects them. The Permanent Chair who is approved by the convention body will appoint the committee. In some counties, there is a combination. But, ultimately, it is determined(directly or indirectly) by whoever shows up.

18 posted on 06/05/2012 5:29:34 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: flowergirl

I haven’t found a link to Joe T’s. Can you provide one?


19 posted on 06/05/2012 5:30:49 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad

I have other duties as well as being a delegate so you folks decide when and where and I’ll be there if I can make it!


20 posted on 06/05/2012 5:32:55 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: lone star annie
We will try. We just need some sort of consensus.

See Post #4. It looks like Saturday Lunch is a also a possibility until the General Session starts at 1PM.

21 posted on 06/05/2012 5:35:47 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad; All

Y’all are welcome to stop by for Margaritas and Nachos.


22 posted on 06/05/2012 5:35:47 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: DrewsDad

Thanks!


23 posted on 06/05/2012 5:37:00 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: NYTexan

In NY or are you in Ft. Worth?


24 posted on 06/05/2012 5:38:18 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: Envisioning

In a normal year (this one was anything but because of redistricting court fights) all you need do is vote in the republican primary and then show back up after the polls close for your precinct convention, get yourself elected as a delegate to your county or senatorial district convention, attend that and get yourself elected as a delegate to the state convention where, if you want, you can try to get yourself elected as a delegate to the national convention.

Simple as that!


25 posted on 06/05/2012 5:38:48 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: DrewsDad

I now reside in the Southwest quadrant of Fort Worth.

About 15 minutes from downtown.

Texas hospitality is extended.


26 posted on 06/05/2012 5:42:51 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: flowergirl

Joe T’s for sure! CASH ONLY! Anyone who is anybody goes to Joe T’s. :-) I can only come on Saturday - too far for me to get there after work in traffic on a weeknight. I would love to see some of my old FRiends!

http://joets.com/


27 posted on 06/05/2012 5:49:17 PM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: Bigun; DrewsDad
That is what I was looking for. Thanks!

I know all this information is out there, I just haven't taken/had the time to find it.

28 posted on 06/05/2012 5:53:03 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: Texas Fossil; DrewsDad

” By the way, most of the counties had no Precinct conventions because of the late primary.”

Ah, that explains it. Kind of stunning that knowing the usual process counted for nothing if you missed the small print. I’m blaming no one but myself, just saying.

So how were COUNTY delegates selected? The county convention is usually fairly closed but for delegates already first selected at the precinct level.

Without the precinct electing delegates, who composed the county convention I wonder?

BTW, congratulations to all the delegates, sincerely, especially those who will reject the socialist at the top of our GOPE ticket and all the RINOS who helped put him there, with their big cash, pals & connections, quiet support, and utter rejection of EVERYONE of the conservative candidates who were kept soundly and broke and some openly mocked. :)

Guess it will be a Romney coronation in Texas. Yuk. Wouldn’t spend a dime to enable that outcome.

I am rooting for all cogs to be thrown into the Establishment wheel and that of their candidate to get this stopped. This will get worse in the future if we prop up Romney. The Party is dead to me.


29 posted on 06/05/2012 5:55:30 PM PDT by RitaOK (No Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: DrewsDad

http://joets.com/
Here you go!! My hubby’s a delegate from Smith Co. Wish
I were going, but have 2 wedding jobs this weekend...
What are the expected “fights” this year at the convention? What do you think of the State chair?


30 posted on 06/05/2012 5:56:21 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: RitaOK

I called the County Chairman months ahead of the primary & county convention. The process was “fluid” because of the election delays over re-districting. We had a series of email and phone exchanges. He knew this one had stirred the fire in my belly because of the tactics that GOPe were using.

I live in a county where there are few Republicans, has always been so since it was settled. (is changing)

I registered Republican out of college and voted for Richard Nixon with my first ballot for president. (voting age then was 21 and colleges did not like students voting & did not make it easy)


31 posted on 06/05/2012 6:06:53 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil; All

So can anyone attend this convention?


32 posted on 06/05/2012 6:48:26 PM PDT by superfries
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To: superfries
Per the FAQ at the link....

May others attend even if they are not delegates or alternates?

Yes, each delegate and alternate has the option to secure a guest pass. Guests may watch all convention activities as well as go to dinners and meetings held by numerous groups, candidates, and officeholders in conjunction with the convention.

33 posted on 06/05/2012 6:54:28 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: superfries
From the FAQ at the main link:

All delegates and alternates are elected at county or senatorial district conventions that were held on either April 14 or April 21, 2012. At each local convention, a Nominations Committee recommended a slate of names to bring before the full convention for consideration.

34 posted on 06/05/2012 6:55:57 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: NYTexan

Texas Hospitality for sure!!

Thanks for the kind invitation!


35 posted on 06/05/2012 7:12:17 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: superfries

Not sure about those details. I have been registered for weeks. Been a number of years since I was at the TX Convention.

There is a method to have guests, but not sure if that option exists at the registration desk.


36 posted on 06/05/2012 7:33:22 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi; flowergirl
How busy is Joe T's on a Saturday for lunch?

With a 1:00 General Session start, we could shoot for 11:00 or 11:15.

37 posted on 06/06/2012 8:14:18 AM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad

I’m here for the Platform Committee for SD 25 (Soon to be the Senate District held by Donna Campbell.)

From what I understand, I’m a captive and have given up all freedom of movement until Friday night. So y’all stop by and try to say hi!

Also, the Texas Alliance for Life will hold a reception on Thursday night at 5 PM -— in the Sundance area on 3rd Floor.


38 posted on 06/06/2012 9:51:52 AM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold Rs to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: Bigun; cripplecreek; D-fendr; Diogenesis; Envisioning; flowergirl; hocndoc; katykelly; ...
Lacking any other input, it looks like we will try to meet at Joe T. Garcia's Mexican Restaurant on Saturday about 11:15AM.

There appears to be 2 locations about equidistance, but I am guessing that the original location(opened in 1935) was likely near the stockyards:
2212 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164

This is apparently CASH ONLY, but doesn't look too expensive($7-16).

I will be traveling in Thursday Morning and have limited internet access, so maybe one of you more connected folks can help keep this updated. If anyone has a DFW list, they might ping area FReepers to join us.

It might also be nice if someone could gather some cell phone numbers in case something changes.

39 posted on 06/06/2012 6:08:07 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad

it’s not that busy and they are very quick with their service-lotsa tables outside too and its nice!
I like the family dinner, it’s better than the fajitas IMO


40 posted on 06/06/2012 6:11:39 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: DrewsDad

I’ll be thinking about you guys. There is no way I can make it this time.


41 posted on 06/06/2012 6:22:06 PM PDT by basil
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To: flowergirl

Did I get the right location?


42 posted on 06/06/2012 6:23:45 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Lunch out?


43 posted on 06/06/2012 6:41:30 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

But Friday Night margaritas and nachos sounds good too.


44 posted on 06/06/2012 6:57:06 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad; laurenmarlowe
Again, y'all are most welcome to enjoy my meager offerings.

Someone please bring a bag of ice! A big one...LOL

FReepmail on the way.

45 posted on 06/06/2012 7:04:25 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: DrewsDad

I’ll be there if at all possible!


46 posted on 06/06/2012 7:12:11 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: DrewsDad

Yes, you definitely want to go to the one just north of downtown next to the stockyards.


47 posted on 06/06/2012 8:54:04 PM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: DrewsDad

DrewsDad,

According to the http://joets.com/ website, you transposed a couple of numbers in the address. The website also indicates that there is one original Joe T Garcias and 2 Esperanza’s (named after his daughter). Here’s the info from the website:

Joe T Garcias
2201 N.Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
817-626-4356
MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=2201+N+Commerce+St,+Fort+Worth,+TX+76164

“Esperanza’s Restaurant & Bakery” (#1)
2122 North Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164
817-626-5770

“Esperanza’s Restaurant & Bakery” (#2)
1601 Park Place Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76110
817-923-1992

So at which one will we meet? Ms. AntiFeminazi is thinking the Joe T Garcias at 2201 N.Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX 76164

That’s the last location mentioned so far on the TX state board.

Ping or FReepmail me, please.

Thanks,
RT


48 posted on 06/07/2012 2:31:19 PM PDT by RebelTex
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi

Ok, now I see how it is - you tell me on the state board that we’re meeting at the one on Commerce, but then you tell everyone else it’s the one on Main, - no wonder I never get to meet up with y’all, LOL.

Just kidding - Joe T’s on Commerce and Esperanza (#1) on Main are just a couple of blocks apart - both near the stockyards, haha.

No wonder there’s confusion, heheh.

Let’s make it Joe T’s on Commerce, unless someone objects.

What say y’all?


49 posted on 06/07/2012 2:43:49 PM PDT by RebelTex
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To: RebelTex
MAF has spoken!

Joe T's on 2201 N.Commerce St.

Sorry for the confusion. They wanted $99.95/day for exhibitor internet access at the convention center.

50 posted on 06/07/2012 3:51:07 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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