Ann Marie is an unabashed conservative. Her initial foray into politics was the Democratic and Republican conventions of 1968, where, as a twelve year old, she watched the gavel to gavel coverage on TV.
A book called “We the Living” by Ayn Rand, also read in that year, opened her eyes to the Soviet Communist system and world and whetted her appetite for Russian history, language and literature.
This then lead to reading the works of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, where she saw the delineation between Capitalism and Communism, between freedom and enslavement by government.
A graduate of Syracuse University with a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature, she was hired by the National Security Agency where she was a Russian Language Analyst. Her expertise was used in military communications and she spent ten years at the agency during the wonderful Ronald Reagan era. The contrast of liberal Democrat and Conservative policies became even clearer when she saw how Jimmy Carter decimated the defense and national security of this nation and how it revived during Ronald Reagan’s administrations.
She became very involved in politics when she lived in Virginia, volunteering on a number of campaigns and getting very involved in the Warren County Republican Committee.
She is an avid admirer of Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Vince Lombardi and General George Smith Patton; all are leaders in their respective fields who did it their way, and had the conviction of their beliefs.
Ann Marie now lives in southwestern New Hampshire with her husband and a cat and dog, where she views politics from afar, and rather be right and writes. Her outspoken views do not sit well with the moderate New Hampshire Republicans, hence her lack of involvement with the Party.
“How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” Ronald Reagan September 25, 1987
“Lead me, follow me or get out of my way.” General George S. Patton
Lou is our resident cranky old goat. A New Jersey ex-pat in New England makes him doubly opinionated and easily riled. Master’s educated in Lit. (Myth.). A U.S. Army veteran and a Republican since Nixon, he is an Oathkeeper. His checkered past includes Microsoft computer training, countless management and motivational seminars and International Police Pistol Competition shooting. He has spent years as a DJ and MC in Reggae and Goth nightclubs and survived more than 100K miles in the seat of a Harley Panhead. He lives in the Lakes Region of Maine with his adoring , (and adorable!), wife Debbie and their, (mean, snarly), dogs as well as a flock of overfed chickens. Be advised, though, if you meet him on the streets, make no sudden movements and it’s BEST not to STARE…”