Hildred L. Kennett 12-28-11 Get your copy of Marble Eyes today.

  The last candidate for the Republican nomination for President that I will cover is Ron Paul, U.S. Congressman from the 14th district of Texas.  He was born in August 1935 which makes him the oldest of the front running candidates.  He graduated from Gettysburg College and from Duke University School of Medicine.  He was elected to Congress because he had delivered so many babies in his district everyone knew him.  He is an author of several political books such as, Liberty Defined: 50 essential issues That Effect our Freedom (2011), End the Fed (2009), and the Revolution:  A Manifesto( 2008).  Paul has been named the “intellectual godfather” of the Tea Party.

Paul is a libertarian whose ideals are often in direct conflict with the Republican and Democratic Parties.  This will be the third time he has campaigned for the presidency.  He also campaigned in 1988 for the Libertarian Party and again in 2008 for the Republican Party.  In July 2011 he announced he would not be running for Congress so he could spend the time needed to campaign for the Presidential nomination.  Paul still refuses to sign up for the government pension that he is entitled to and does so to keep from receiving government money.  He says it would be hypocritical and immoral for him to do so.  He has served in the U.S. Congress 12 two year terms.

Some of the things that Paul believes need to be done are:  Term limits for the Senate and Congress, abolish the income tax.  He also introduced the “Sunlight Rule” which requires lawmakers to actually read a bill before they can vote on it.  Paul says over a three year period he voted against 700 Bills that would have promoted bigger government.  Paul is very outspoken about the U.S. government being to big and interfering with the States right to govern it’s own people.

This short write up on Congressman Paul does not give a complete picture of the candidate.  It is intended to peak your interest and get you to look into each Presidential candidate running for the Republican Presidential nomination.  Do the research and then make your vote count in 2012.

Hildred L. Kennett

Hildred L. Kennett 12-24-11 Merry Christmas

Continuing to take a short look at another candidate for the Republican nomination for President in the 2012 election.  Newton “Newt” Gingrich can be controversial to say the least.  He continues to irritate both Democrats and Republicans.  He is know for saving whatever he is thinking which gets him in trouble at times especially with the media.  He was the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.  He was a U.S. Representative from Georgia from 1979 to 1999.  His BA is from Emory University.  He has an MA and PHD from Tulane University.  He has written and co-authored 25 books.  His most recent book being To Save America-Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine.   He wants Obama Care repealed and wants to get rid of all of red tape involved with the Food and Drug Admin.  He wants lower taxes for everyone.  He believes the Federal Government is to big.  Wouldn’t need these high taxes if the government weren’t so big.  He would like to see the reduction of the corporate tax of 35% dropped down to 12.5%.  He believes American workers should be able to pay a flat 15% income tax.  This would lower taxes for everyone and make the IRS less powerful.  Gingrich is also calling for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Beinanke to be fired.  Gingrich says Beinanke is dangerous and causes inflation with the way he runs the board.

Gingrich has a lot of ideas and some are pretty good.  I would suggest if you are thinking about voting for him or any other candidate you take the time to really look at their background and qualifications.  Gingrich does have some problems with his organizational skills.  The latest is him not being on the primary ballot in Virginia.  He failed to get the necessary signatures and will not be on the ballot.  He lives in Virginia.  He will take a lot of heat from the media over this.

Hildred L. Kennett

 

Hildred L. Kennett 12-23-11 Merry Christmas

I’m continuing to show what some of the steps in the writing process are.  One of them is seeing and approving the cover of your book.  I have inserted the cover of my book Marble Eyes so you can see what is sent to the author for approval.  The colors used in my cover are black, red, and white for outlining.  The reason behind these colors is my idea of what colors will attract a persons attention.  When I am looking for a book to read I am always drawn to a book that displays these colors.  Another item the author approves is the press release.  This should be prepared by your publisher but they will want your approval.  I am enclosing the press release for my book so you can see what one looks like.

Seaboard Press

•Yellowback Mysteries

•Sense of Wonder Press

•Castle Keep

•Aonian Press

900 South Irby Street, #508

Florence, SC 29501

www.rockpublishing.com

• 800 411-2230
NEW FROM SENSE OF WONDER PRESS

RAYMOND EVERS is a merciless killer crossing the country from Illinois to Arizona leaving a trail of blood
and bodies. As the body count climbs and Raymond gets closer to Arizona he is on a direct collision course with a
culture and a warrior like no other.

Bear Jackson is a Mojave Warrior whose bloodline can be traced back thousands of years. He’s an FBI Agent
assigned to the Phoenix, Arizona Field Office. After his last deadly assignment, he needs a vacation. He’s headed
back to his childhood home on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation. He’s looking forward to his mother’s home
cooking.

Bear’s best friend has a vision. It’s a race. Can Bear fi nd the killer before he fi nds Bear’s closest friend? Bear’s
life is about to be changed violently. It will be the ultimate test of his beliefs and his warrior culture.
MARBLE EYES
A Deadly Vision of Terror … Will an FBI agent’s ancient warrior culture
guide him in battle with a horrifying mass murderer?
HILDRED L. KENNETT

About the Author:

HL Kennett lives in Yucaipa, California with his wife and their dog Dakota, a happy-go-lucky pug. He
spent thirty years in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff, City Police Offi cer, Tribal Police Officer, and Director of
a Campus Safety Department. He enjoys riding his motorcycle on weekends. For the last eight years he has been an
elementary teacher in public schools. As you read this short note he is hard at work on his next novel.
About the Book:
Marble Eyes
by Hildred L. Kennett
Sense of Wonder Press
Publication Date: 2010
6×9 Trade Paperback, 236 pages
Price: $15.95
ISBN-13/EAN: 978-1-59663-689-7
Available through all fine bookstores in the US and UK, on-line through amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com
and other internet sites or from the publisher at www.rockpublishing.com
Distributed through Ingram Book Group, Baker & Taylor, Book-Sense, Follet,
Bertrams (UK), Gardner (UK) and other fine wholesalers.
REVIEW copies, author appearance availability, and inquiries regarding
marketing and publicity, email publicity@rockpublishing.com
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As you can see it takes sometime to develop this and you will be glad your publisher does this for you.  Book signings should be set up by your publisher so you don’t have to foot the bill for all the copies of your work.  If you have any questions about this process, leave me a comment and I will get back to you.  Remember, if it’s meant to be, it’s up to me.

Hildred L. Kennett

 

Hildred L. Kennett 12-22-11 Merry Christmas to all of my followers and families

I talk about my motorcycle a lot in my posts.  Thought it was about time I actually showed a picture of it.  It’s a Honda VTX1300S.  It may just be one of the best motorcycles I have ever owned.  It has plenty of power and it corners like it’s clued to the road.  I took it for a spin the other day but was only gone for about 2 hours.  It was cold and that is my only complaint with the bike.  The heater sucks.  Don’t you think I look like a farmer in this picture.

Let me know what you think about the picture and how it shows up on your computer.  My son-in-law showed me how to insert photos into my blog today.  You are going to get sick of pictures now.

Hildred L. Kennett

Hildred L. Kennett 12-20-11 Get your copy of Marble Eyes from bn.com

This is the next installment on Republican candidates for the nomination to run for President.  Rick Perrywas born in Paint Creek Texas about 60 miles north of Abilene.  His family came to Texas before the Texan Revolution.  He was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.  Perry graduated from Paint Creek High School.  He went to Texas AM and graduated with a BS in Animal Science.  His GPA was 2.5.  He received a commission in the U.S. Air Force and was a pilot flying C-130 tactical airlift support in the U.S., the Middle East, and Europe until 1977.  He left the Air Force with the rank of Captain.  He returned home and began cotton farming with his dad.

 In 1984 he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat.  He served three 2 year terms.  In 1989 he announced he was switching political parties and became a Republican.  In 1990 he was elected the Agriculture Commissioner of Texas.  This job was to promote Texas Agriculture to the U.S. and foreign countries.  He also was in charge of the calibration of weights and measurements.  This included gas pumps and store scales.  In 1998 he was elected Lt. Governor of Texas.  He became the governor of Texas when George W. Bush resigned to run for president.  He would be elected 3 more times.  He set a record in 2001 by vetoing 82 acts which was more than any other governor.

Since entering the race much attention has come his way because of making ridiculous statements like calling Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor “Montemayor” and saying that the 8 Supreme Court Justices aren’t elected and are unaccountable to anyone.  Perry’s response to these and other gaffes is that the American people are not looking for someone perfect in every way.  Interesting statement.  He has made many statements that have caused him embarrassment in the campaign. 

Once again my purpose here is not to take sides but report some of the information about each candidate.  This by no means is a complete history of Rick Perry.  This and the other posts I hope will make you want to find out more about the candidates.

Hildred L. Kennett

Hildred L. Kennett 12-19-11 Buy Marble Eyes today.

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is the next candidate I would like to make you aware of.  Following are some of his beliefs and some of his personal background.  He was born in 1958 and spent most of his childhood in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  He received his BA from Penn State University in 1980.  He went on to school and received his MBA and Law Degree.  He and his wife have seven children who were all home school.  Not a big endorsement for public schools.

In 1990 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  After serving four years he was elected to the U.S. Senate.  He was re-elected in 2000 but lost his bid for re-election in 2006.  He then went into private law practice.  When asked in an interview to describe himself he said, “I am a champion of the faith and families.  I also see myself as a defender of the taxpayer.”  Santorum states that the government should not be running health care in this country.  He believes it is best run by private businesses.

He was asked at a town hall meeting what he thought the states should be responsible for.  Santorum said, “Medicare, food stamps, educational programs, housing, and financing for education.”  In later talks he believes that trimming government regulations would boost the economy.  He wants a balanced budget amendment to the constitution.  This country cannot just keep printing more money when they see they are running short of funds.

Santorum has spent a lot of time campaigning in Iowa and hopes to catapult himself as a front runner for the republican nomination in 2012.  This short post in no way represents all of Santorum’s views and ideas.  It is intended like the other posts to give you a brief look at the candidate.  Be sure to vote in 2012.  

Hildred L. Kennett

HIldred L. Kennett 12-18-11 Marble Eyes for Christmas

This is the next post on a republican presidential candidate.  This short brief is on Mitt Romney and some of his accomplishments in business and the political arena.

Romney attended public and private schools through high school.  After high school he went to France on his Mormon mission.  He started to show his skills at organization during his time in France.  Afterwards he attended BYU for his under graduate degree.  He received his Juris Doctor/Master degree in Business Admin. from Harvard Law School.  He was the President and CEO of the 2002 Olympics.  He turned the 2002 event into a financial success.  This was considered to be one his biggest accomplishments as a leader.  In 2002 he was elected governor of Massachusetts.  He turned the state around and overcame the possibilities of a huge deficient for the state.  Some of his views were very controversial and some were even overturned by the state senate.  He has always believed in marriage between a man and woman.  He pushed for Massachusetts to not recognize same sex marriage.  He is pro-life and against abortion especially when it involves stem cell research when connected to abortion.  He was elected governor of Massachusetts in 2002.  In April 2006 Romney signed into law the Massachusetts Health Reform Law.  Some think that Obama’s health care plan is fashioned after Massachusetts plan. Romney chose not to run for governor in 2006.

He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day-Saints.  Some Christians may have a problem with his religious beliefs and find it very hard to vote for him.  In June of 2001 he decided to make a run for the Republican nomination for president.  If you look at his accomplishments in business and his political success he may be a very qualified candidate for the republican nomination.  He is considered by many to be the front leader for the nomination.

Hildred L. Kennett

Hildred L. Kennett 12-15-11 Get your copy of Marble Eyes today.

There is another presidential debate tonight with the Republican candidates.  I hope it is not like the other debates I have seen this year where they gang up on one candidate and not answer the questions they are actually asked.  In hopes of encouraging my readers to take an active role in the Presidential election this year I thought I would put down some information on each of the front running contacts.  I will start this with a short note on Michele Bachmann.  Any information I put down about the candidates can be found on the Internet.  Some of what I write you will have heard or read already.  Hopefully I will add some information that you don’t know.  These short posts will not cover everything these candidates stand for or have said.

Mechele Bachmann has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since January 3, 2007.  She was elected to this office by the people of the 6th district of Minnesota.  She was also a State Senator of the 52nd district from Jan. 7, 2003 to Jan. 2, 2007.  Also Senator of the 56th dist. from Jan. 3, 2001 to Jan. 7, 2003.  She was born April 6, 1956 in Waterloo Iowa.  She went to Winona State Univ. and received her BA.  She received her J.D. degree from Oral Roberts Univ. and her LLM from William and Mary Law School.  She is a Evangelical Christain.  From 1988 to 1993 she worked for as an attornery for the IRS.  She has 5 children of her own.  Her husband and her have also helped 23 foster children.

Working as a Minnesota Senator she focused on cultural conservative issues with opposition to abortion and gay marriage.  In November 2003 she and Rep Liz Holberg proposed a constitutional amendment for Minnesota that would bar the state from legally recognizing same-sex-marriage.  In 2004 the measure failed to get the necessary votes.  She tried again in 2005 and it stalled indefinitely in a senate committee in April.

As a U.S. Representative she favors drilling for more domestic oil.  She also believes that global warming is a hoax.  She was opposed to the bailout of Wall Street.  The statement she made that got her in the most trouble was concerning President Obama.  She stated, “That Barack Obama may have anti-american views.”   Because of the statement Colin Powell (Secretary of State) and former Gov. of Minnesota Arne Carlson said her comments influenced them both to endorse Obama for President in 2008.  She also opposes the government from taking control of our health care system.  She believes it should be left up to the states and private business.

This short post in no way reflects all of her beliefs.  It is intended to give you a short background of her and where she stands on some of the important issues concerning our country.  Please take the time to check out her background on your own.  The next presidential election may be the most important in a very long time.  Get involved and make an intelligent choice in 2012.

Hildred L. Kennett