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Powerful Interview and Evidence: IRS Harasses American Grizzlies United


American Grizzlies United/Organize4Palin is not one of the 501 (c) 4 groups you have been hearing so much about. AGU/O4P is a registered 527 political organization.

What AGU Chairman Thomas S Schmitz lays out here is a completely different form of harassment than those experienced by Tea Party and Pro-Life groups.

Through total incompetence, or deliberate actions, AGU/O4P was continually harassed by the IRS.

Thomas talks with Dr Gina Loudon about his experience with the IRS. One has to figure if AGU/O4P has experienced this type of harassment, as a 527 political group, other 527 groups have as well.

One can further conclude the attempts by the IRS to harass groups with an ideology different from that of the President, goes much, much deeper than first thought.

~ Gary

NOTE: This post was put together by AGU-NY State Coordinator Ron Devito and originally published on US4Palin.

The video below is of American Grizzlies United Chairman Thomas S Schmitz explaining to Dr. Gina Loudon on the The Dr. Gina Show how AGU was harassed by the IRS during the 2012 election cycle.

Yesterday Tea Party groups nationwide rallied at IRS offices in protest of the tax agency harassing them and other conservative groups. American Grizzlies United (AGU) has received many inquiries from various groups asking if our political non profit was harassed by the IRS. AGU is currently busy responding to each request as they come in.

American Grizzlies United is a 527 Political Non-Profit, and as such has to file reports about its contributions and expenditures every quarter, as well as a tax return (Form 990) due each May 15. While AGU has not been subjected to ridiculous requests such as turning over website user names and passwords, or being asked “what do you pray about?,” the organization has nevertheless been subjected to IRS harassment.

Form 8872 is used for political organizations such as AGU to report contributions and expenditures. It is filed quarterly and accompanied by receipts documenting each donation received and expenses paid. The filing is similar to what you would see on Federal Election Commission disclosures for PACs and campaigns.

All throughout 2012 the same IRS pattern to claim “missing / late filings” occurred repeatedly.


December 2011 Form 8872 front page to report AGU’s contributions and expenditures


A donation receipt from 2011 that was filed along with Form 8872


Another donation receipt from 2011 that was filed along with Form 8872

The big trick is after you submit a required filing they send you a letter saying “our records indicate that Form 8872 has not been filed.”


Form 8872 “Not Filed Notice

So, we would file again.

Then a few weeks later we would get the exact same letter saying “our records indicate that Form 8872 has not been filed…

So we would file again.

This pattern repeated several times.

So we started sending them by certified mail with return receipt.


Certified Mail Sent July 20, 2012


Certified Mail Received July 26, 2012


Certified Mail Sent October 22, 2012


Certified Mail Received February 8, 2013


Certified Mail Sent various dates

We have no less than four registered mail receipts which were followed by four letters from the IRS saying “our records indicate that form 8872 has not been filed…

This occurred during all four quarters of 2012.

Also, to file electronically the log in area and tax exemption log in box area mysteriously disappears from the web browser.

So we’d call the IRS computer support and hold for 45 minutes. Then we were told, “yes something is wrong with the site, it should be fixed soon…


Letter to IRS accompanying re-filed June 2012 Form 8872


Received stamp on Letter to IRS accompanying re-filed June 2012 Form 8872

We eventually did get the electronic filings (for the four quarters of 2012) to work, then two weeks later…


Form 8872 “Late Filing Notice

We received four letters (one for each quarter of 2012) asking us why the filing was “late.” We had to sign under penalty of perjury. We sent the returns certified mail with return receipt, of course.

Our work continues.


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American Grizzlies: Let’s Wise It Up in 2012, Send Our New President a Wise New Congress

By Thomas S Schmitz

AGU Coming Attractions: The Republican Establishment [#GOPe on Twitter] is officially being put on notice.

This November independent, common sense, fiscal conservatives have a plan. We can’t just repeal and replace Barack Obama to get America back on track. In order to bring the sudden and relentless reform this country needs, the plan is to send our new president a new congress.

A new congress packed with wise, independent public servants ready to make the tough decisions, ready to get America back on track, and ready to Wise It Up! [#WiseItUp on Twitter]

That’s where you come in.

The historic 2010 legislative victories happened because of you:

When the Tea Party movement first made itself heard, Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed it as “Astroturf,” a phony organization financed by a few millionaires. She may have been projecting — those union demonstrators you see at Democratic events or heckling Republicans are often paid by the hour.

In any case, the depth and the breadth of Republican victories in state legislative races, even more than their gain of 60-plus seats in the U.S. House and six seats in the Senate, shows that the tea party movement was a genuine popular upheaval of vast dimensions. Particularly in traditional blue-collar areas, voters rejected longtime Democrats or abandoned lifelong partisan allegiances and elected Republicans.

~ Michael Barone Real Clear Politics

We learned some lessons in 2010. Now we can take those lessons learned, move forward, and make sure that Obama’s extreme left-wing agenda receives a pulverizing destruction at the ballot box this November.

For independent thinking fiscal conservatives, the real battle this November is in the down ballot races. When it comes to the restoration of America, who we choose to be our Representatives and Senators is where the opportunity to bring real change lies.

There are many down ballot candidates who have both the ability and the right message. These down ballot candidates have pledged to the electorate that once we hire them, they won’t go along to get along, and they won’t kick the can down the road. Instead, they will roll up their sleeves, and get to work. With your help, they will work to restore America, they will: WISE IT UP!

Our republic needs sudden and relentless reform. The only way to achieve this is to give our new president a new wise congress. A new wise congress hand selected by you, the people, not chosen for you by inside the beltway professionals.


Now that the primaries are (almost) over we need to focus on helping the reform minded, under-funded, public servants (who are often the underdog candidates) in the general election. America likes an Underdog! The recent victory in Texas of US Senate Candidate Ted Cruz proves that when coalitions of concerned citizens come together: The Grassroots Win!

The AGU: General Election Candidates won their primaries because of your help. A coalition of concerned citizens knocked on doors, waved signs, phone banked, and texted/tweeted/emailed their personal contacts to help these candidates win.

America needs a fundamental restoration on every level of government. The AGU General Election Candidates go all the way down the ballot. All the way from State Assembly, City Council, Board of Education, to the US House, Governorships, and of course the US Senate. (NOTE: Candidates will be added weekly)

These candidates need your help again:

Mia B Love

UT-4 US House

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Anna Little

NJ-6 US House

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Matthew Lin

CA-49 State Assembly

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Mark Reed

CA-30 US House

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Josh Mandel

OH-US Senate

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Renee Elmers

NC-2 US House

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Pat McCrory

NC- Governor

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Dan Forest

NC- Lt. Governor

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Ben Lange

IA-01 US House

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Karen Harrington

FL-23 US House

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Ken Timmerman

MD-8 US House

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Kelly Hancock

TX-9 State Assembly

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Heather Wilson

NM-US Senate

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Linda Lingle

HI-US Senate

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Linda McMahon

CT-US Senate

Website, Facebook, Twitter

David Bradley

TX- 7 Board of Education


Elizabeth Emken

CA-US Senate

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Dr. Donna Campbell

TX-25 State Assembly

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Vicky Hartzler

MO-4 US House

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Jennifer Goode

Vacaville-CA City Council

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer

AZ-7 US House

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Just like in the historic and successful 2010 election cycle (because of your help: 67% of our candidates won!); American Grizzlies United will move forward by showcasing and supporting candidates personally endorsed by Governor Sarah Palin.

The AGU project: Organize4Palin will again help candidates that have received her endorsement. Here is a list (so far) of the candidates that have been endorsed by Governor Palin for general election:

Dan Bongino

MD-US Senate

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Dan Bongino has been personally endorsed by Sarah Palin

Deb Fischer

NE-US Senate

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Deb Fischer was personally endorsed by Sarah Palin

Richard Mourdock

IN-US Senate

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Richard Mourdock was personally endorsed by Sarah Palin

Ted Cruz

TX- US Senate

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Ted Cruz was personally endorsed by Sarah Palin

Orrin Hatch

UT-US Senate

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Orrin Hatch was personally endorsed by Sarah Palin

Ted Yoho

FL-3 US House

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Ted Yoho was personally endorsed by Sarah Palin

Paul Gosar

AZ-4 US House

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Paul Gosar was personally endorsed by Sarah Palin

Jeff Flake

AZ-US Senate

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Jeff Flake was personally endorsed by Sarah Palin

Let’s WISE IT UP in November! (#WiseItUp)

Together we can finish what we started in 2010. Millions of regular, ordinary Americans like you came together to form the Tea Party movement. Across the country everyday Americans took a stand and spoke out against Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.

By working together we sent new Congresswomen and Congressmen to the US House. We sent new Senators to the US Senate. We seized power of 20 legislative Houses from Democrats across the country. We captured 125 State Senate seats. We snatched 550 seats in State Houses. We achieved an absolute, all-out, unmitigated 675 seats across this great land!

This was the largest conservative victory since 1928!

Now it is 2012. Let’s just say we have some unfinished business to do. The great American awakening of 2010 was just the beginning. The coalitions that were formed still have work to do. Together, we can send our new president a new wise congress to undo what Obama has done to us.

Our chance to continue the mission and finish the job is finally here!

Will you Get Your GRRR On and stand with us again?

Join American Grizzlies United: GET INVOLVED

You can also simply TEXT: PALIN to 90210 and an AGU registration form will be sent to you via SMS.

To donate to American Grizzlies United: Contribute

American Grizzlies United General Election Candidate List: HERE

(NOTE: Candidates personally endorsed by Governor Sarah Palin are noted under the campaign/contact/social media information of each candidate on the list)

We really need all hands on deck this November to pull this off. You are the soul of this movement. This ground up call to action will change both parties in America forever. Real people like you, not inside the beltway professionals, are the solution and future of our country. The future is now. Please take a stand and answer the call.

Our work continues.

American Grizzlies United Website: http://americangrizzlies.com/

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FIRE Debbie Wasserman-Schultz HIRE Karen Harrington

By Thomas S Schmitz

Recently in a television interview Sarah Palin pointed out the obvious: “Nancy Pelosi is a Ding Bat, and she is the perfect spokesperson for this whole agenda of the far left running the democrat party…

American Grizzlies United wholeheartedly agrees. Unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi is not the only #DingBat in the United States House of Representatives. Fortunately, there is an alternative to Nancy Pelosi’s mini-me (and fellow #DingBat) Debbie Wasserman Schultz: VOTE Karen Harrington for FL-23.

Shortly after Sarah Palin’s straightforward and honest statement, AGU-CA’s volunteers and friends at essexandorange1773 introduced the above #DingBat image: In honor of Nancy’s dimwittedness:

…we will be posting her most recent idiotic statements on our website. When you see the ‘dingbat’ graphic on a post, click on it for a good laugh“. (essexandorange1773)

Nancy Pelosi aside, Floridians must deal with the other #DingBat in the House: Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Debbie is the Democrat House Rep for FL-23 and Chairwoman of the DNC.

You can turn on your television practically everyday and hear #DingBat Debbie’s latest lie. All the way from the imaginary resurrection of Jim Crow Laws to her repeated lies about the imaginary GOP plan to gut Medicare, #DingBat Debbie never fails to deliver on her shared dimwittedness with Nancy Pelosi.

(Oh, and we can’t forget #DingBat Debbie’s lies about her imaginary War against Women…)

In this election cycle American Grizzlies United is focused on down ticket candidates who will stop the Obama agenda, bring sudden and relentless reform, and restore American greatness.

In order to restore America we need to repeal and replace dishonest people like Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Karen Harrington is on the AGU: 2012 Primary Candidates List.

From Karen’s Website:

In the 2010 General election, and with only a few months of campaigning, Karen pulled in nearly 40% of the vote against Democratic incumbent Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. After such a strong showing in her first attempt at seeking public office, and an outcry of support from her family and supporters, Karen decided to make another run for Congress. She is running for public office to bring common sense back to Washington D.C., work on behalf of small business, tackle the crippling debt and ensure that Social Security and Medicare reforms become part of the political discourse in Washington,D.C.

To learn more about Karen check out her website:


Contribute to Karen.

Volunteer/Get Involved for Karen.

Primary Date: August 14, 2012

(NOTE: To help Karen you can also email our AGU-FL State Coordinator Amy: florida@organize4palin.com)

We all have constructive roles to play in the restoration of America. Perhaps you have a special skill you would like to donate? Just let us know and we’ll help you put that special skill to work and help get America back on track.

Our work continues…

Thomas S Schmitz

American Grizzlies United; Chairman

American Grizzlies United Website: http://americangrizzlies.com/

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Tea Party, Americans for Prosperity, Sarah Palin [Her Supporters] and Strong Leadership Win in Wisconsin

Thor Tolo/UW Election Eye photo

By Gary P Jackson

First let me say, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Lt Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are real heroes. They stood up to armed union thugs, suffered death threats, and other acts of violence, just to save the state they love so much.

Governor Walker has a plan for Wisconsin that works. He’s taken a $3 billion budget deficit and turned it into a projected $275.1 million surplus on June 30, 2012 and a $154.5 million surplus on June 30, 2013. That ain’t chickenfeed!

By short-stopping the union thug bosses and ending collective bargaining for government workers, Governor Walker was able to save hundreds of union jobs those thug bosses would have gladly sacrificed for a fatter payday.

In short, Governor Walker is showing the way out for blue and purple state governments, and well as the federal government. Hopefully he’ll inspire a national Right-to-Work movement so that all of America can be as prosperous and productive as the states that already have Right-to-Work laws.

Governor Walker and Lt Governor Kleefisch prove that all any politician needs is courage and a good plan.

That’s not what has me all jigged-up though.

After the landslide win by Walker and Kleefisch, democrats … who just days before were declaring this the election to end all elections …. the most important of all time …. where whining about the money spent [never mind both sides spent roughly the same] and declaring the whole thing meaningless.

Then we have the Republican Establishment sitting back and grinning like the cat that ate the canary.

Yes, I know Reince Priebus, the RNC chair sent some resources, but it wasn’t a big effort. Frankly, listening to the after-talk, it seems to the RNC, this was more about setting up a large GOTV structure for November, rather than making sure Walker won. Maybe I’m too sensitive to this stuff, but that’s how I see it anyway.

One of the things the “conservative” talking heads, who were busy patting themselves on the back election night, were pointing out was the fact that Barack Obama was AWOL, sending a rather pathetic little tweet in support, late into the process, rather than going to Wisconsin. Well, that’s actually better than Mitt Romney managed. [and the democrats had no problem pointing it out]

Noted Profile in Courage™ Mitt Romney waited until the networks called the race for Walker and Kleefisch, at which point it was apparent that we were looking at a landslide victory. Then Mitt decided it was time to speak up about Liberty and Freedom.

Don’t even get me started on Karl “Tokyo” Rove and the rest of the clowns. Rove has yet to acknowledge any of the hard work by the Tea Party groups and the regular American people who came to help out. Evidently, to Rove, they don’t exist.

What is missing, even on many of the bigger “conservative” sites, is mention of all of the hard work by the Tea Party groups, Americans for Prosperity, and Sarah Palin, as well as many of her strong supporters.

It was an Americans for Prosperity event that brought Sarah Palin to Madison, Wisconsin last year. This is the famous “Game On!” speech where Sarah not only took on the union thugs, but told the GOP Establishment that they needed to “Fight Like a Girl!,” her cute way of saying “grow a pair why don’t ya!

As you see in the video, Sarah, and the Tea Party crowd was surrounded by armed, violent union thugs, who had been terrorizing the streets of Madison in the months previous. She never blinks. Instead, she talks above the thugs, and reaches out to rank and file union workers telling them they didn’t have to be intimidated by their union leaders, and that Governor Walker was looking to save their jobs, not take them away.

It worked too. We’ve learned 38% of union households voted for Walker and Kleefisch.

Part of the reforms Governor Walker put in place, mean the state government is no longer the bag man for the unions. No longer collecting the “tribute” workers are forced to pay to the union thugs just to have a job. Without government automatically taking the union dues out of their checks, tens of thousands of workers abandoned the unions. AFSCME the powerful municipal union saw more than 30,000 members, over 50% of their membership, take a hike.

No wonder the union thugs were steaming bloody murder! It turns out, if workers are actually given a choice, most would rather not pay “tribute” to these fat cats!

I can’t imagine any member of the Republican “leadership” being able to give the speech Sarah did, or inspire so many to follow her lead. It takes courage to walk into the middle of a hostile mob, look em in the eye and say “Bring it!

Americans for Prosperity and their people did a yeoman’s job of raising money, setting up a GOTV effort, and so on. If you aren’t keeping up with all of the good work they do nationwide on your behalf, here is their website, check it out.

Then there is the Tea Party Express. If you are on their mailing list, you know just how busy Amy Kremer and her crew were. After working brilliantly in Texas, TPE took their brand new mobile call center, a bus filled with phone banks, to Wisconsin to make last minute phone calls to voters.

Both AFP and Tea Party Express are great groups of patriots. If you have any spare change lying around there are a lot worse ways to spend it!

That brings us to Sarah Palin’s top supporters. Organize4Palin was well represented in Wisconsin.

Contributing Editor Whitney Pitcher, who is also the Illinois organizer for American Grizzlies United [O4P] traveled to Wisconsin, not only to take in a few rallies, but man the phone lines, smilin’ and dialin’.

Hard working Texan Michelle McCormick, who also spent a lot of time organizing in Iowa last year, was there. Here’s a bit from a note I got from Whitney a few days ago that I’d like to share:

Michelle and I went up to Wisconsin and attended the Madison Tea Party Express rally on Friday and the Racine Tea Party rally on Saturday morning. We spent the rest of Saturday at the Racine Victory Center making phone calls and did some block walking too.

Bill, the O4P coordinator in WI, has worked tirelessly the past several months making phone calls and other grassroots activities. Brian Lerch, one of our Illinois O4P volunteers, came up Saturday too. Janne Myrdal, the former ND O4P coordinator, came for several days and was even a poll watcher on election day. There were a few other O4P folks who helped leading up to the election as well.

Here’s Michelle McCormick and Whitney [Michelle is wearing the dark jacket]

This is [L to R] Brian Lerch, State Senator Van Wanggaard, Michelle, and Whitney at the Racine Victory Center:

[L to R] “Converted Democrat” Tamra, former IL state rep candidate Danielle Rowe, Whitney, Michelle:

Makin’ calls:

Big Crowd in Racine:

Whitney also sent along this video of Rebecca Kleefisch at the rally. No wonder Sarah Palin likes her so much. This woman has some fire in her belly!

Rebecca is definitely someone we will be watching. She is one of the rising stars of the Conservative movement.

I admire each and every one of these patriots who gave up their time to save Wisconsin from the big democrat machine and the union thugs, who were sucking the lifeblood out of Wisconsin before Governor Walker came along. These people, the members of Americans for Prosperity, Tea Party Express, [and all of the Tea Party groups] and all of our friends at American Grizzlies/Organize4Palin, are who we should be thanking. They, along with Governor Walker and Lt Governor Kleefisch are the winners here, along with the people of Wisconsin.

These are the folks who are showing all of America how it’s done.

The Republican Establishment may be crowing over “their” big victory, but we all know that it was a much larger effort by a lot of ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things.

Sarah Palin reminds America often that one doesn’t need a title to make a difference. The great victory in Wisconsin proves it.


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