Yreka Tea Party

Yreka is raising the tea party flag in the State of Jefferson! Calling all patriots in northern Siskiyou County!!

Location: Yreka
Patriots: 40
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2014

Welcome State of Jefferson to the tea party ranks!

There's no time like the present to get the tea party off the ground in Yreka. Just in time for the election and all that will come after it.

Discussion Forum

Suction Dredge Comments Due 5/10

Started by Michael O Adams. Last reply by Wesley F Bauerle May 8, 2011. 1 Reply

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Started by Eldon Mccollom. Last reply by Louise Mar 20, 2011. 5 Replies

hope you'll join me in the study of immigration; That's A HUGE problem, costing far more than all the wars, and the longer wait, the more disastrous the problem grows. The government is obviously…Continue

Tuesday is Meeting Night

Started by Michael O Adams. Last reply by Louise Jan 24, 2011. 3 Replies

Tuesday is meeting night !!!  6:30pm Start

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Comment by K Graves on January 26, 2014 at 7:07pm


My name is Kay Graves (Trinity County Patriots) and I am hoping to contact one of the leaders of this group.

I am trying to contact the groups to make sure their contact information is current.  I am also looking because we are working on the Ca. Tea Party Groups website and we would like to get updated information so that people looking for Tea Party groups can find them.   If you don’t mind sharing your groups contact information, meeting places and times; please let me know.

Thank you!

Comment by Steve Hart on June 15, 2011 at 7:34am

Below is our 2011 Booth Events schedule.  We are looking for other possibilities so please contact me if you have any suggestions.  Also, please make suggestions on how we could best spend the funds generated by this effort to advance the principles of the Tea Party.  I would like to look into hosting  a presentation by Sheriff Richard Mack.  What are your ideas? Chris Hart, 530-859-1027

May 7th Yreka Volunteer Fair

June 12th/13th Dunsmuir Railroad Days

June 18th Yreka Gold Rush Days

July 2nd/3rd Mt. Shasta 4th of July Celebration

July 7th-10th Weed Carnavale

July 29th-31 (tenative) McCloud Lumberjack Festival

August 10th-1th Siskiyou County Golden Fair




Comment by Louise on May 31, 2011 at 10:54am

I just got this from Wally Herger's  office.  It was just introduced and co sponsored by Wally.  The bill number if HR 1996.  Please pass this on to all on you email list.  We need National Support for this bill:


Government Litigation Savings Act

To reform the Equal Access to Justice Act



Section 1:  Short Title


  • The bill title is changed to the Government Litigation Savings Act.


Section 2:  Modification of Equal Access to Justice Act Provisions


Subsection (a) deals with agency proceedings located in Title 5, Section 504 of U.S. Code.


  • Requires that EAJA filers must show a “direct and personal monetary interest” in the action to be eligible for payments.  Direct and personal interest includes personal injury, property damage, or unpaid agency disbursement.
  • Removes the net worth eligibility exemptions granted to 501(c)(3) organizations and Agriculture Cooperatives for access to EAJA funds.  With this provision, any organization regardless of tax status filing for EAJA reimbursements must have a net worth of less than $7 million, and individuals must have a net worth of less than $2 million.
  • Establishes a cap of $175 per hour for attorney’s fees, pegged to inflation.  All additional multipliers are removed.
  • Requires an agency to disallow EAJA reimbursements if the claimant unreasonably protracted the proceedings or acts in a dilatory manner or in bad faith.
  • Requires agencies to reduce reimbursements based on pro bono work.
  • Caps total EAJA reimbursements to $200,000 for any single action, and allows no more than 3 EAJA awards in a calendar year.
  • Establishes reporting requirements government-wide, and consolidates reporting into the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS).  The report must include an explanation from the agency explaining why its position was not substantially justified.
  • Establishes an online, searchable database for funds paid out of EAJA and to whom the funds were paid.  The database is administered by ACUS. 
  • Requires that funds paid from EAJA in sealed settlement agreements must be included in the online report.


Subsection (b) deals with judicial proceedings located in Title 28, Section 2412(d) of U.S. Code.


  • This section does the same things as subsection (a) in terms of eligibility, hourly rates, EAJA reimbursement caps, and tracking and reporting. 
  • Requires judges to disallow EAJA reimbursements if the claimant unreasonably protracted the final resolution of the matter in controversy, or acts in a dilatory manner or in bad faith.
  • Requires that as part of the annual report of payments under EAJA, the Attorney General must also make available to ACUS information about payments made from the Judgment Fund.  Specifically, the total judgment, the amount of fees and other expenses, and the statute under which the plaintiff filed suit.  The final report shall be issued by ACUS.


Section 3: GAO Study


  • Requires the GAO to conduct an audit of EAJA payments over the last 15 years.
Comment by Louise on March 30, 2011 at 12:29pm


Scott Valley Protect Our Water

Is holding a Water Rally Protest

against Calif. Dept. of Fish and Game

Friday, April 1, 2011

At a Scott Valley rancher’s diversion at 11 a.m.

In Siskiyou County

  Please meet at Mean Gene’s Market in Greenview

Around 10:30 a.m.

POW supporters will be on-hand to give directions.

Signs will be posted to show the way.

Bring a lunch.

Munchies are available at Gene’s Market.

Fuel is also available at Gene’s.

On April 1st, Water Right owners can legally open their headgates for irrigation.

Join us as we all help turn-on the water in Scott Valley.

For more info check out:

Comment by Louise on March 13, 2011 at 12:50am




Everyone is welcome to attend a peaceful protest against the state and federal government’s takeover of our public lands.


All of us…the miner, logger, hunter, fisher, rock-hound, off trail hiker, mountain-biker, berry picker, firewood user, camper, horse lover, mushroom enthusiast, bird watcher, rock-climber, skinny-dipper, black powder people, forest wanderer, land and business-owner…are affected by these recent draconian decisions!!


They will not hear us…let them see us!!  Bring your family and signs for the time, for





DREDGE-IN on the 20th , 10am til 3pm, on Klamathon Road.  Take Collier Rest Area exit…follow signs.

**Dredgers--This is a symbolic protest on our behalf due to the unwarranted closure of our mining technique, therefore please bring your pontoon set-up only…no hoses, sluices, engines. Thanks


 Info  530-905-0031 or e-mail

Meeting at theYreka Community Center has been called off due to Key-note speakers late cancelation---MAJOR BUMMER---


Comment by Silver Fox on March 10, 2011 at 4:38pm

Hi, Good People!

Here's another ACTION ALERT!

I received the following from Michele Bachmann:

Dear Glenn,
This week, my colleagues and I were shocked and appalled to find a provision in the Obamacare bill which appropriates $105 billion towards its funding- a complete and fraudulent circumvention of the legislative process.

In the bill, instead of following the rules and letting the next Congress go through the appropriations process, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats appropriated billions of dollars in funding for Obamacare without holding a single hearing, or even allowing Members of Congress a chance to read the bill. I guess this is what Nancy Pelosi meant when she said "we have to pass the bill, so you can find out what is in it." Even Democrats in Congress were surprised to hear this shocking news.

Without further action, the bill will be funded, and our efforts will have failed.

I've drafted a petition, and recorded a special video message, to ensure that ObamaCare is defunded. I urge you to immediately take a minute to sign this petition and watch the video by following this link. We must immediately send a message to every Member of Congress that even a single dollar more of federal spending is unacceptable until Obamacare is defunded.

On Tuesday, I will meet with Members of Congress to discuss immediate plans to rescind this existing funding, and return Obamacare's fate to the hands of the people, who overwhelming rejected it in November's elections. At Tuesday's meeting, I will challenge Members of Congress to stand against the undemocratic actions of the Reid-Pelosi-Obama apparatus, and vote against any additional government spending until Obamacare is completely defunded.

I need to know you are 100 percent behind my efforts to expose the back-room dealings and secretive tactics Pelosi and Obama have tried to use. I need to know you want Obamacare defunded once and for all. Follow this link right away to sign the petition to defund Obamacare!

In November, the American people clearly and emphatically cast their ballots against Obamacare and the big-government agenda advanced by Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. We must stand our ground to defund Obamacare, and we must move quickly to make sure that no taxpayer money is spent on our watch. By signing my petition, you will tell Congress where you stand: against the undemocratic and secretive actions of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats, and for our shared Constitutional conservative values.

Please take action before it is too late!

Finally, I ask that you share this petition on Facebook, and forward this email to your friends and family to spread the word. It is our charge to stop this unconstitutional government take-over of our lives!


Michele Bachmann


I have sent my feelings about this sneaky tyranny to Congressman Wally Herger and urge all of you reading this to form your own viewpoint and communicate it urgently to Mr. Herger. Time is of the essence!


Comment by Louise on March 7, 2011 at 4:51pm

ACTION ALERT...this came to me from the Central Valley Tea Party:



I have communicated with you in the past about Senator Simitian's SB 23 high-cost "renewable" energy bill.  However, now in a very short span of time, Senator Simitian has begun pushing forward what might as well be called the SB 23 Express. 


While no action has been taken on SB 23, Senator Simitian has begun aggressively promoting a very similar bill he has lovingly named SBX1 2.  The bill will be heard in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on Monday and we must jam the phone lines and email inboxes of the members of this committee to stop this terrible bill now!


SBX1 2 is an express train to economic destruction!


SBX1 2 is another vehicle for accomplishing the same destructive goals put forward in SB 23: 33% "renewable" energy by 2020.


SBX1 2 has all the same consequences as SB 23 which are:

  • The green energy mandated by the bill can be anywhere from four to ten times as expensive as traditional energy.
  • The bill is a wealth transfer to other states and nations, where the energy will be purchased from.  California's nightmare bureaucracy will not allow the quick construction even of green energy power plants.
  • Monopolistic utilities will raise YOUR rates to increase their portfolio of green energy.  They will get guaranteed profits while you pay.
  • Higher energy costs mean higher costs for businesses and more lost jobs.
  • The bill is based on an illogical definition of "renewable" which says large-scale hydro power does not count.  Hydro currently accounts for 12% of energy production and should be included.

On our website, you can find an RPS action center with a downloadable flyer that you can distribute to fellow activists or repost on your Facebook page and an online petition to Senator Simitian demanding that he withdraw these economically destructive bills. 


Light up the phone lines of the members of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee!


The bill will be considered in the Natural Resources Committee on Monday.  You may email them now and start flooding their inboxes.  Wait until Monday morning to begin calling as that is when the politicians and their staffs will be there (Capitol staffers take the weekends off to live it up on their generous taxpayer-funded salaries.  Their business does not depend on their hard work).


Unfortunately, some supposedly pro-business Republicans have already supported this bill, so you must call all the committee members of both parties as every legislator is a potential "yes" vote on this bill.  Here is their contact information:


Wesley Chesbro (D)

Natural Resources Committee Chair

916 319 2001


Steve Knight (R)

Natural Resources Committee Vice Chair

916 319 2036


Julia Brownley (D)

916 319 2041


Roger Dickinson (D)

916 319 2009


Shannon Grove (R)*

916 319 2032

*Assemblymember Grove is in her first term and is already distinguishing herself as a friend to small businesses and struggling families.  Be sure to thank her office for their good work


Linda Halderman (R)

916 319 2029 


Jared Huffman (D)

916 319 2006 


William W. Monning (D)

916 319 2027 


Nancy Skinner (D)

916 319 2014 


SBX1 2 is too expensive! 


When you call or email the representatives on the committee, please emphasize above all that renewable portfolio standard is too expensive in these tough economic times.  If you feel comfortable doing so you should tell them how SBX1 2 will affect you and your family personally.



Eric Eisenhammer


Coalition of Energy Users

Comment by Rally Sally on March 7, 2011 at 4:17pm
Great job posting these Louise!
Comment by Louise on March 7, 2011 at 4:12pm

A lawmaker opposed to dam removal is pushing legislation that aims to prevent the completion of a key Klamath River study and delay implementation of controversial water and dam removal agreements.

U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., introduced amendments that would prevent federal funds from being used for the Klamath Dam Removal and Sedimentation Study, being done by the Department of the Interior to determine whether removal of four Klamath River dams is feasible.

So far, the department has spent $15 million of the $18 million appropriated for the dam removal study. He also proposed an amendment that will strip $1.9 million from the Department of Interior's budget.

If McClintock's amendment passes, it could delay implementation of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, officials say.

The KBRA, in part, aims to establish sustainable water supplies and affordable power rates for irrigators and restore Klamath River fisheries. A key part of the agreement is removal of four dams owned by PacifiCorp.

If studies indicate dam removal is feasible, officials hope to begin removing dams by 2020.

Read more about McClintock's proposal and what other stakeholders and local lawmakers have to say in Sunday's print and e-editions of the Herald and News. Click here to subscribe to the e-edition.



Comment by Louise on March 7, 2011 at 4:11pm

Ruling gives family its day in court

If the American concept of responsive, representative government means anything, it's that bureaucracies don't have unchecked power. Unelected regulators and administrators answer to the legislative branch, which enacts the laws that they administer.

And they answer to the courts for how they interpret and apply those laws.

It follows that average people who believe they have been wronged by a government agency can go to court to challenge the rules or enforcement actions that they consider illegal.

These are clear, basic guarantees. But sometimes it takes effort and persistence to make sure they're not ignored.

Case in point: In a legal saga that recently reached a climax, a family business in Humboldt County had to fight for more than a decade to ensure that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn't beyond judicial review.

The business is Barnum Timber Co., a small timber growing and harvesting operation. Several weeks ago, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the Barnum family a victory they'd been seeking for years: the right to challenge EPA regulations that threaten to turn their business into sawdust.

The 9th Circuit's ruling in Barnum Timber v. EPA reverberates far beyond Humboldt County and the Barnum family's situation. It will allow other property owners and businesses to fight back in court when regulations hurt them in the pocketbook, even if they aren't the regulators' direct targets.

Barnum Timber's survival has been in jeopardy since the 1990s, when the EPA designated a local stream — Redwood Creek — as "impaired." The agency claimed there was too much dirt in it and temperatures were too high for a healthy salmon population.

This decree effectively shut down the Barnums' business, because it triggered restrictive state land-use rules in the area around the creek.

From the beginning, the Barnums wanted to challenge the government in court. They compiled thousands of pages of information contradicting the EPA's findings about the creek's condition.

They pointed out that current salmon numbers are consistent with historic levels. And they argued that the EPA's sediment measurements were questionable or even meaningless. For instance, the agency had used far-away regions as a standard for comparison, or past conditions at Redwood Creek that weren't typical because they were measured after floods.

However, for years the Barnums found the doors of the courts closed to them. A state court tossed out their lawsuit against California regulators, on the grounds that the Barnums needed to file in federal court, against the EPA. Then, a federal district court ruled that Barnum Timber didn't have "standing" because it couldn't show a legal "injury" from the EPA's findings about Redwood Creek.

But now, a 9th Circuit panel has reversed that ruling, in an important victory for property rights and the rule of law. In a 2-1 decision, the panel held that if a regulation shrinks a property's value, the owner has standing to challenge the regulation's validity in court.

This principle applies, according to the court, even if the regulation targets adjacent land — such as Redwood Creek, which is near, but not on, Barnum Timber's property.

The court based its analysis on "a commonsense assessment of the market for real property — in general, regulatory restrictions on one property that affect the uses to which a second property can be put will lower the second property's value."

So, the Barnums will now be able to return to the federal district court to argue their claim that the EPA's assessment of Redwood Creek is soggy at best.

Moreover, in the nine-state region covered by the 9th Circuit, the Barnum ruling affirms that agencies such as the EPA aren't a law unto themselves.

When regulations create financial harm for people, including property owners and businesses, the victims have a right to their day in court. In the Barnum case, the 9th Circuit has performed a service by affirming that principle.

Damien M. Schiff is an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation ( He represented the Barnum Timber Co.

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