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The Chinese private equity firm BHR Partners updated its business records on April 20 to remove Hunter Biden as a member of its board of directors, but he continues to hold a 10% ownership stake in the company through his LLC, Chinese business records show.

Hunter Biden’s departure from BHR’s board was submitted to China’s National Credit Information Publicity System (NCIPS) more than six months after he pledged to relinquish his position with the firm “on or by October 31,” according to Qixinbao and Baidu, two independent services that provide registration information on Chinese corporations based on NCIPS filings.

The records also show that Hunter Biden continues to hold a 10% equity stake in BHR through his company, Skaneateles LLC, as of Friday, a position he maintains despite a pledge in December from his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, that none of his family members would “be engaged in any foreign business” if he is elected president in November.

The Biden campaign did not respond when asked if the candidate will call on his son to relinquish his equity stake in the Chinese private equity firm.

BHR manages the equivalent of $2.1 billion in assets, according to its website. Hunter Biden began serving as an unpaid member of BHR’s board when it was founded in 2013, and in October 2017 he obtained his equity stake in the firm with a $420,000 investment, according to a statement issued by his lawyer, George Mesires, in October.

BHR’s business records with the NCIPS were updated on April 20 to reflect Hunter Biden’s departure from its board less than one week after the Daily Caller News Foundation reported on April 14 that his name was still listed as a member of the firm’s board at the time and that no evidence had yet surfaced to prove that Biden had actually relinquished his position with the company.

In response to that report, Hunter Biden’s lawyer, George Mesires, released a one-sentence letter he received from BHR CEO Jonathan Li dated April 17 stating that Hunter Biden “no longer serves as an unpaid director on the board of Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. effective from October 2019.” (RELATED: Chinese Firm’s Letter On Hunter Biden’s Resignation Raises More Questions Than It Answers)

Mesires provided the letter to Washington Post reporter Glenn Kessler, who tweeted that Hunter Biden’s continued presence on BHR’s business records with the Chinese government at the time was due to “an apparently outdated database entry.”

Li’s letter did not specify the exact date in October that Hunter Biden ceased serving as an unpaid director of BHR. Mesires has refused multiple requests by the DCNF for a copy of Hunter Biden’s actual letter of resignation from the firm’s board.

Mesires did not respond when asked if Hunter Biden intends to relinquish his 10% equity stake in BHR.

Reprinted with permission from The Daily Caller News Foundation:


David Chandler drove the float in the 4th of July parade in Hale.  He said it was well-attended.

On the right is State Senator Jim Stamas giving John Moolenaar, former State Senator and now US Representative John Moolenaar, Michigan, 4th District, a copy of the CD containing the song written by Daniel Christopher Althouse, Jr., a member of the band Victory 4.

Daniel and his father, Daniel, Sr. sang this song at our Lincoln/Reagan Dinner.  Dan, Jr. wrote this song for President Donald J. Trump and wanted to give it to him. 

John has promised to get it to President Trump and one day we may be able to hear it at one of his rallies for his re-election.  It would be great if he played it at a rally in Michigan. 


June 30, 2020

The Michigan Supreme Court ordered a hearing and oral arguments on a case that could strip Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of the extraordinary emergency powers she has assumed in response to the the COVID-19 epidemic.

The Michigan Supreme Court said it would hear the case on Sept. 2.

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation and Miller Johnson law firm are representing three medical practices and one patient that were unable to schedule medical procedures due to Whitmer’s executive orders restricting non-essential medical procedures. While Whitmer has eased some of her restrictions on medical procedures, others are still restricted.

If the state Supreme Court rules against Whitmer, then the governor would not have the power to issue any more executive orders and would have to work with the state Legislature to get new restrictions in place.

From the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational institute headquartered in Midland, Michigan. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is hereby granted, provided that the author and the Mackinac Center are properly cited.

Heartlanders are all out of patience for the disappearing, reappearing super bug and Joe Biden’s intercourse of jumbled words.

By: Sarah Cowgill July 10, 2020

Editor’s Note: While the media and other leftist elites ignore the millions of folks living in “flyover” states, they do so at their own peril; it was this silent majority that put President Trump in the White House. Each week, Liberty Nation gives voice to the hard-working heartlanders who are silent no more.

When the silent majority cannot decide whether to laugh or cry, Democrats may well want to pay attention. As they say, excrement got real this week. From Kanye West declaring his intent to run for president to Joe Biden being unable to stop using the word “intercourse” and Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) calling for the dismantlement of the U.S. economy and political system, normal people pert near had enough.

And while it takes time to rattle the folks hard at work and minding their Ps and Qs, all the polite Mid-Western flyover folks had their mettle put to the test.

Kayne West -- What Is He Doing And Why?
On America’s Independence Day, former – or perhaps still –supporter of President Donald Trump took to Twitter to toss his MAGA cap into the race for president. His words were oh-so inspiring. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States!”

Kayne listed his advisers as wife Kim Kardashian, the woman famous only for being famous, and brick throwing mogul Elon Musk. Musk, oh yes, he is a guy that should be able to get to know the common man. Nevertheless, the media cautiously gave in to determining Kanye’s platform. And in an interview with Forbes, he let it fly like a parrot with un-clipped wings:

“Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.”

Citing a Life Issues Research paper, West said “that 102 out of 165, or 62% of the Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are located in areas with relatively high African American populations, or in ‘targeted neighborhoods.’” He may not be too far afield. But he also just irritated all sorts of folks he would want to rally behind the unlikely candidate in support of his campaign. But again, Kim and Elon don’t really have the political chops for a strategic campaign. And that led flyover folks to look beyond the veil to see for themselves what the billionaire rapper had up his diamond encrusted sleeve.

It was a farmer from Kansas who noted: “Kanye is dumb like a fox. He will divert votes for Joe Biden. He is a MAGA man who is thinking outside the box.” “Crazy like a fox,” said Ken Kyker in Mountain Brook, AL. “I’m no fan of his music but he may just deplete Biden voters.” Crazy and dumb for the win.

But Milwaukee resident Kathryn Clarke could not hold her sharp tongue and went on an epic rant (edited for mean stuff, extreme length, and to include punctuation):

“I could not care less what he and his clan of morally corrupt have to say about anything. They all have the morals of alley cats — any Tom will do — flit from man to man and only use their money to change their bodies and buy $1000 dollar shoes for their kids they sure are not helping those that need help. Yes, Planned Parenthood is evil and those people who run it … Will have them answer to God for what they have done … all I can say is God have mercy on all of us because we are not all like that.”

Oh, you can bet your sweet bippy heartlanders were on a tear.

Get Out!

Ilhan Omar

Flyover folks do not like – at all – Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. This week, the dislike escalated into calls for deportation – and those were just about the nicest of them. Ms. Omar had a busy week, from calling for defunding of police to demanding it was time to take America down to nothing: No Constitutional Republic, no economy, just willy-nilly sharia law enforced paradise. It went over as expected.

Texan Glen Dikes was the calmest: “Because of what is in my heart and in whom I FOLLOW, I will not share what I truly feel SHOULD be said. Out of kindness, she should be removed from any part of government. We have more hate mongers than we need! Vote her out!”

But there was another sentiment afoot – and was much more supported. From North Carolina, Donald LaMontagne offered, “That women does not deserve to walk on American soil, vote her out!” And one spunky gal in Chicago simply said, “It’s that woman has a come to Allah meeting – before her deportation hearing.”

Joe Biden

Heavy Sigh
The final two major bones of contention in flyover country were inspired by the man who may or may not be all there and that damn little bug that seems to come back around whenever the economy tries to bounce back.

“The pandemic is that this president has no intercourse whatsoever,” mumbled and stumbled former Vice President Joe Biden on MSNBC, making the rounds again as the deadly virus is once again finding its way to cities that had hosted BLM riots and protests. It’s different now, several weeks after Joe’s original slip of the tongue – the silent majority has lost that “bless his heart” concern. Instead, demanding he just go away and take that blasted killer bug with him. In the words of one frustrated patriot, “This was supposed to be over in June. We’ve been Julyed to.”

Reprinted with permission from Liberty Nation:


We have obtained Trump signs for those who are interested.

The picture on the left is what the signs look like. 

The signs are available and are offered for a donation of $3. 


The Sunrise Side Republican Women's Club holds monthly meetings on the 4th Monday of the month.  The location and speaker will be announced for each meeting.  Unless otherwise stated, the lunch will be at 11:30 a.m.

The officers are: Linda Glomski, President, 739-7170, Jane Hayward, Vice President, Sonia Glass, Secretary, 739-9731, and Rachel McCready Treasurer, 362-2337.

 You can send dues and correspondence to SSRWC P.O. Box 234 Tawas City, MI 48764.

Our next SSRWC will be on the 27th and again will be, in Oscoda, at Ratliff Park at 11:30 a.m.   You are welcome to bring a bag lunch.  We decided against Dewy Durant Park because it would cost us $75.

The picnic will be  Wednesday August 26th.  Lakewood Shores.  6pm.

The public is invited and welcome.

Official Call to the Iosco County Convention

There shall be a meeting of the duly elected Precinct Delegates and the At-Large Delegates to the County Convention at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Maureen Rudel's home at 910 E. Bay St., East Tawas, Michigan, 48730.

The purpose of this meeting shall be to elect Delegates and Alternates to the August 29, 2020 State Convention. The purpose of the State Convention is to elect 16 Presidential Electors and nominate two candidates for each of the following offices: Michigan Supreme Court, State Board of Education, Michigan State University Board of Trustees, University of Michigan Board of Regents and Wayne State University Board of Governors.  At this time, it appears that this will be a virtual convention since the Governor's orders preclude a group as large as ours to meet anywhere.

Precinct delegates and certain at-large delegates given the preference under Rule 8 of the Convention Rules, but who do not attend the County Convention, must notify the chair of the County Executive Committee, David Chandler, or Maureen Rudel in writing (the “Notification”) of the person’s intention to become a delegate or alternate delegate to the state convention. The notification can be in any written form, including by letter or email, and must be received by the Chair of the County Executive Committee (or designee) by no later than the start of the County Convention. Failure to provide the notification as provided herein shall mean that the person shall not be given the preference under Rule 8 of the Convention Rules. It is not necessary to send a notification if a person attends the County Convention.

Only Precinct Delegates elected at the August 4, 2020 Primary Election, the most recent Republican nominees for County and State Legislative offices, incumbent members of Michigan Legislative offices, the Michigan Congressional Delegation, the Republican National Committeeman and National Committeewoman from Michigan and Michigan Republican Party Officers where such person resides in the county in question will be seated and considered eligible to vote at this convention.


Chairman, Iosco County Republican Executive Committee

MEETING -- Tuesday, August 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (Will start right after the Convention)
Maureen Rudel's Home, 910 E. Bay St. -- East Tawas

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Treasurer's Report

Chairman's Report

Vice-Chair's Report


Committee Reports

A. Membership Committee Report
B. County Commissioners Report

Old Business

A. Sunrise Side Republican Women's Club
B. District 5 Virtual Convention

New Business

A. State Party Update
B. 5th District Update
C. E-mail and Correspondence
D. August County & State Conventions


All Republicans are welcome to attend and contribute their thoughts to our discussions.


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