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Time for Tea!

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The women over at Smart Girl Politics wrote this and I thought it deserved passing along:

The principles on which our nation was founded seem to be deteriorating daily. Our government, comprised of elected officials sworn to represent us, has abandoned its sovereign duty to the people. Our voices, already muffled by the roar of a liberal media, are falling on the deaf ears of an uncompromising Congress. In an economic crisis created in large part by irresponsible government interference, it seems our government’s answer is more of the same. If big government was the cause, how can bigger government be the solution?

In the 1760’s the British Government began to use taxation as a tool to suppress prosperity and limit the liberties of its people. Much like our own, the British government abused its power and submitted, not to the citizens, but to the special interests and political gain. On December 16, 1773, American colonists decided, as have we, that enough is enough. In a bold act of protest, the Sons of Liberty filled the Boston Harbor with more than 45 tons of East India Company tea.

The Boston Tea Party put into motion the events that would ultimately lead to the American Revolution and on July 4, 1776, our founding fathers would adopt The Declaration of Independence. This document not only announced our independence from Britain, but it asserted our unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In addition to these, the Declaration of Independence ensures our right to protect ourselves from a government that becomes destructive and to alter, abolish, or recreate a government that has ceased to fulfill the duties for which it was created.

In the shadow of failed bailouts that have been squandered away by greedy CEO’s and uncooperative labor unions, our government has passed legislation that will prove to be the largest and most costly expansion of government in history. With trillions of dollars gone and wasted, we have stood and watched the America we love slip away; the America that has flourished in a system of free market capitalism and thrived in a democracy centered around states’ rights, it is our duty to act. We will stand by and watch no more.

This Friday, all across this nation, “we the people” will be invoking the spirit of our forefathers and joining our voices in an effort to drown out the chatter of mediocrity. We will have a Tea Party of our own. In fact, we will have many. We will speak out against the infliction of a debt that will cripple future generations. We will protest the use of fear by our leaders to impose upon us their liberal agendas. We will respond to the threat of socialism that intensifies as wealth is seized and redistributed. We will reclaim our exceptionalism that sets up apart and provides every man, woman and child with the opportunity to achieve the American Dream . We will reject the class warfare and victim mentality that eats away at peace and prosperity. And once again, we will empower the people…and the people will prevail.

Here is the list of Tea Parties scheduled for Friday, February 27th. Look for your city and then try to go out! For more information on the parties look here at The Nationwide Chicago Tea Party site!

Northeast

  • Boston – Friday, February 27, 2009 noon, The Barking Crab Restaurant, 88 Sleeper Street, Boston
  • Hartford, CT – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 1:00pm, State Capitol
  • New York CitySaturday, February 28, 2009, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, City Hall Park, New York
  • Philadelphia – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Independence Hall
  • Washington D.C. – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 2:00pm White House on the Lafayette Square Park side
  • Pittsburgh***May be postponed due to rain *** Friday, February 27, 2009 12 pm – 1 pm, Market Square

Southeast

  • Atlanta – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Georgia State Capitol Building ~ Downtown Atlanta Washington Street Exit
  • Fayetteville – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Liberty Point Resolves Marker, downtown Fayetteville, Hay Street
  • Asheville, NC – Friday, February 27 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Pritchard Park, Corner of Haywood St. and Patton Ave.
  • Columbia, SC – TBD
  • Greenville, SC – Friday, February 27, 2009 6:00pm, on the banks of the Reedy River and on the walking bridge just west of Main Street
  • Orlando – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 1:00pm on Lake Eola across from Panera Bread
  • Tampa – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Federal Courthouse, 801 N. Florida Ave., Tampa
  • Gainesville FL – Friday, February 27, 2009 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Ale House, 3950 SW Archer Rd
  • Fort Meyers Beach – Friday, February 27, 2009 11:30am – 1:00pm Bowditch Park, 50 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
  • Sarasota – Friday, February 27, 2009, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Island Park and Marina Jacks, Bayfront Drive (41) and Ringling Blvd, Sarasota
  • Nashville – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 1:00pm Legislative Plaza
  • Shelby County Alabama – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 1:00pm, entrance to Eagle Point Neighborhood, Highway 280
  • Jackson, Miss – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 1:30pm, On the steps of the Capital Building in Jackson

Midwest

  • Cleveland – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 1:00pm Public Square in Downtown Cleveland, 1 Public Square
  • Chicago – Friday, February 27, 2009 11:00am – 12:20pm at
    Daley Plaza Civic Center, 50 W Washington St.
  • Lansing, MI – Friday, February 27, 2009 12:00pm – 1:00pm, State Capitol bldg
  • St. Louis – Friday, February 27, 2009 11:00am – 12:00pm The Steps of Arch, Wharf Street
  • Springfield, MO – Friday, February 27, 2009, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Lake Springfield Park
  • Kansas CitySaturday, February 28, 2009 10:00am – 2:00pm J.C. Nichols Foundation, 47th and J.C. Nichols Parkway K.C. MO
  • Wichita, Kansas – Friday, February 27, 2009, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Farm Credit Bank Building, 245 N. Waco
  • Omaha – Friday, February 27, 2009, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Douglas County Courthouse, 16th and Farnam St, Omaha
  • Davenport, Iowa – Saturday, February 28, 2009, 12:00pm – 1 pm, Corner of Brady & Locust Streets, Davenport

Southwest

  • Austin – Friday, February 27, 2009, 11:00am – 12 pm, Capitol steps
  • Dallas – Friday, February 27, 2009, 11:00am – 12 pm, Victory Plaza at the American Airlines Center
  • Fort Worth – Friday, February 27, 2009 3pm to 7pm at the Cowtown Bar & Grill, 7108 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth
  • Houston – Friday, February 27, 2009 11:00am – 2:00pm, Fondren Green at Discovery Green Park, in front of Amphitheatre
  • San Antonio – Friday, February 27, 2009, 11:00am – 12 pm, Alamo Plaza
  • Oklahoma City – Friday, February 27, 2009, 11:00am – 12:00pm, State Capitol Steps, Oklahoma City
  • Tulsa – Friday, February 27, 2009 11 am to 1 pm, Veteran‚Äôs Park, 21st & Boulder
  • Phoenix – Friday, February 27, 2009, 10:00am – 11:00am, State Capitol, 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix
  • Tempe AZ – Friday, February 27, 2009 noon, Tempe Beach Park, west of the Mill Avenue Bridge

Rockies

  • Denver – Friday, February 27, 2009 10:00am – 12:00pm Colorado State Capitol Building – West side steps 200 E. Colfax Ave.

West Coast

  • Seattle – Friday, February 27, 2009, 12:15pm – 1:15pm, Westlake Park, 410 Pine St. by the big arch
  • Portland – Friday, February 27, 2009 9:00am – 10:00am Pioneer Courthouse Square @ the corner of Broadway & Morrison (in front of the STARBUCKS), 715 SW Morrison St
  • San Diego – Friday, February 27, 2009 9-10 am, Just north of the Star of India on San Diego Bay
  • Sacramento CA – Friday, February 27, 12 Noon, California State Capitol, North Steps, L Street, Sacramento
  • Los Angeles – Friday, February 27, 2009, 9:00am – 10:00am, Santa Monica Pier
  • Orange County – Friday, February 27, 2009, 9:00am – 10:00am, Huntington Beach Pier

February 27, 2009 at 5:47 am 2 comments

Get up get busy!

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I have been meaning to post for a while some ways to get involved in politics in your local community. The only way to make a difference and make sure that your voice is heard is to be involved. Be vocal. No one can read your mind or hear when you complain to your friends. Nothing happens if you don’t call or write senators and representatives. You have to speak out and make your voice heard. (in a super civil way of course)

Some quick ways to get involved:

Top Conservatives on Twitter (TCOT) – if you are a conservative minded person and have a twitter account then join us. there is a large growing conservative community on twitter. Look me up ūüôā I am rightwingchick

To go along with that there is an action project page with specific goals, tasks, and objectives to give you easy ways to get involved:
TCOT Action Page more to come on that. There is a specific project that I will post about shortly.

There are numerous other groups online such as – Smart Girl Politics, Team Sarah, Moms in the Right, and really those are just the tip of the iceberg. There are tons of groups trying to band together to make a difference. Strength in numbers.

Then there are local groups to get involved in:
Find your state’s local Republican Group(s) – general groups, women’s groups, etc. There are so many to choose from. Find the one that fits you the best. Do a search for your state and then fiddle around with the options to search for. These groups will often have local based projects that need to be worked on as well. So an impact in your community may be seen there.

Just get involved!

February 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

Help me pick a book to read!

I want to read something new on our trip this weekend, if I order today I will have it from Amazon before we leave. Gotta love Prime membership.

January 20, 2009 at 9:10 pm 2 comments

What does the party need to do?

So I went to the SVARW meeting today (Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women). It was most interesting. After I found the meeting location, my GPS missed a critical turn to get to the location, I went in and got my necessary name tag and took a seat. After getting my favorite carbs for breakfast I sat down and chatted with the women at the table. This meeting, the first of the year was free for first time guests such as myself, so it appeared that there were a number of us that were interested in checking out the group. From the women I spoke with all were looking for a safe environment to be an openly conservative. ME TOO!

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So a quick rundown on the makeup. There were somewhere between 80-100 women in attendance. There were a few men (most likely husbands of said members). I quite possibly was the youngest person there, there may have been a few other people in their 30’s but the majority were older than me. But really that is usually the case in most settings I am in. I was young when my first child was born, so I am usually the youngest parent in his class. (young by today’s standards, since everyone is waiting to have children – I was 24 when he was born). Everyone was very friendly and very eager to get involved and make a difference in our society. Seeing ways to impact decisions and government. I really enjoyed the meeting and hope that I will be able to continue to attend.

Now for the topic of the day – “The Republican Resurgence Begins NOW” Dr Charlie Self, aka Dr. History delivered the message for the day and it was most interesting. He was challenging us to imagine what our republic could look like, what it once was, compared to what it currently has become. We have become “people who abandon principles” with “politicians who choose corruption“. Pretty harsh sounding, but true. We as a nation have set aside many basic fundamental things like absolute truth, freedoms, the right to bear arms, etc in favor of allowing more liberties and freedoms to be taken away from the individuals and given to the government. He said, “we need to restore sanity and truth and have a republic left for the next generation.” And that only “attempting self preservation leads to destruction.”

The challenge was to imagine that our country could look like the following:

  • Pro-life could mean making adoption costs affordable and cutting out red tape
  • Parental Responsibility increases, parents are responsible for having their children ready to learn at school. The parent is responsible, not the school.
  • IRS – fixes the tax system
  • Military would be an effective force – not simply a police

Dr. History discussed how Teddy Roosevelt’s presidency shows that it is possible to have business reform without embracing socialist principles. It is possible to take care of the environment while still respecting private property. Foreign affairs can be handled and managed while still maintaining respect of other nations. He then offered a list of things that he feels should be involved in getting the party back in line.

  • respect for all faiths, refuse preference for groups (you know I am big fan of this one. I feel strongly that there is a bias against Christianity)
  • end faith based initiatives, let the public fund, no more strings attached
  • economic stimulus: lower taxes, no fed $$ for bonuses or retreats, hold those in office to higher standards, jail the elite for fraud
  • immigration transformation – become Ellis island again
  • cut federal spending by 10%
  • make military more efficient
  • stress parental responsibility and local government responsibility
  • multiple energy sources – By 2020 we could have a 50% reduction in our dependence if we pursue mulitple energy sources NOW
  • new initiatives to prevent abortions & euthanasia
  • term limits across the board, no one has more than 20 combined years in office. get new people involved. not just the elite.
  • liberty and national sovereignty – we do not need tyranny from dictators at the UN
  • resurgence of freedom in academics – school is to educate NOT indoctrinate
  • irrevocable commitment to Israels right to exist securely

Some other interesting things to note. In 1976 the Republican Party looked lifeless but then by 1980 we had a Republican president. The party is not dead, it is only alive again when not out for party interests but reaffirming the values of the republic. The key for America is going to be to live with our differences, yet find ways to work together.

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It is time to get to work. Will be interested to hear some views on what you think the party needs to do! Anyone?
(you can hear Dr. Charlie Self on the Brain Sussman Show on KSFO Hot Talk 560 AM)

January 14, 2009 at 7:58 pm 2 comments

Republican Women of Silicon Valley

So I am hoping and trying to make it to this meeting this week. It sounds most interesting. I will be curious to see what the demographics of the group is (meaning age range)

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Greetings!

Next Wednesday, January 14th,¬† SVARW’s favorite¬†Dr. History returns.¬† ¬†If you listen to the Brian Sussman Show on KSFO 560, you’ve heard Charlie Self¬†introduced as “the¬†doctor with more degrees than a thermometer”.¬†¬† First time guests are FREE for this first SVARW meeting of the year.¬† Bring your friends.charlie
Dr. History Returns for our January Meeting!
Topic:¬† The Republican Resurgence Begins Now”Dr. Charlie Self will inspire and instruct on the future of the Republican Party – and, indeed, our Republic itself. The current confusion open the door to our core message – a clarion call to personal responsibility, family values, fiscal sanity, citizenship that matters and moral and military strength in the War on Terror.FREE for first time guests!¬† Since this is our first meeting of 2009, we want to encourage our members to bring a guest.¬† Men are always welcome!!La Rinconada Country Club
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
14595 Clearview Drive -Los Gatos, CA 95032
Cost:  $13  includes
Continental Breakfast

Anyone coming . . . .

I am also most intrigued by this group and hope I get the chance to attend something there as well

headerThe next meeting will be:

The Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley Presents:

Brian T. Kennedy, President of the Claremont Institute.

Mr. Kennedy has been with the Institute since 1989 and has written on national security affairs and California public policy issues.¬† His articles have appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, National Review,¬†Investor’s Business Daily and numerous national newspapers.

In addition to his duties as President, Mr. Kennedy serves as Publisher of the Claremont Review of Books and also directs the Institute’s Ballistic Missile Defense project, which examines the missile threat to the western United States and the need for a national missile defense.

Mr. Kennedy is a native Californian and a graduate of Claremont McKenna College.

When:  Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM, Meeting begins at 7:00 PM

Where: The American Legion Hall

958 Homestead Road

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Cost: CFSV Members РNo Charge

Non-Members – $10 at the door

First time visitors may attend at no charge.

January 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm Leave a comment

Another spiffy poem . . . Barry, Barry Whatcha’ Do-ing

I am so happy to have found out who wrote the excellent Night Before Elections – Katy DuBois. Wanted to make sure to give proper credit now that I know!

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She has another poem that she shared with me that I would love to post.

Following my recent poems, “Twas The Night Before Elections ” and “The ‘Bama Pokey”, I swore off writing another. But then, I found I just couldn’t help myself!

Here is another “obnoxious” poem to be sung to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic:

“Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?”
by Katy Zastrow DuBois

We lived through this election
And they didn’t pick our guy-
Instead they picked Obama
Who will make our taxes high!
I guess we’ll give democracy
A big ‘ole fat goodbye!
But Truth keeps marching on!

( Chorus )
Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
You’ll take a nation proud
And you’ll top it with a shroud
But Truth keeps marching on!

They had the Panthers at the polls
They had  Acorn on the street
If you run an honest campaign
Then I guess you can’t compete
Integrity from candidates
Will lead to their defeat
ButTruth keeps marching on!

( Chorus )
Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
You’ll take a nation proud
And you’ll top it with a shroud
But Truth keeps marching on!

Defense cuts he’s supported
Hurts our military so!
It keeps from them necessities
For combat when they go
The media smoothes it over
So the public doesn’t know
But Truth keeps marching on!

( Chorus )
Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
You’ll take a nation proud
And you’ll top it with a shroud
But Truth keeps marching on!

His associates are nasty
And they make me want to gag!
They disrespect our country
And they desecrate the flag
But hush, don’t speak against him
Or your mouth will get the gag
But Truth keeps marching on!

( Chorus )
Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
You’ll take a nation proud
And you’ll top it with a shroud
But Truth keeps marching on!

Four years in the future
We will vote him out the door
He could catch a ride with Teddy
( Can we ‘vote out’ Michael Moore? )
He’ll claim ” I couldn’t do it all,
So could I have four more? ”
But Truth keeps marching on!

( Chorus )
Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
You’ll take a nation proud
And you’ll top it with a shroud
But Truth keeps marching on!

If you do not want a candidate
That you will just abhor
Please call your local GOP
They need your help and more!
We’ve only lost this battle
BUT WE HAVEN’T LOST THE WAR!
Keep  TRUTH still marching on!

Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
Barry, Barry! What ‘cha do-ing?
We’ll always have our pride
And we’ll never run and hide
We’re TRUTH still marching on!

December 4, 2008 at 5:50 am 1 comment

So the goal is to create apathy?

I was listening to some Rush and reading some blogs and came across this tidbit of information. It appears that there have been paid trolls on youtube, twitter, blogs, etc to create a general sense of apathy or the feeling that it is a lost cause. I have seen plenty of these types of postings and they are all very similar in nature. Stick to talking points and frequently insulting people who have opposing views. Always laying claim that there is a landslide win for Obama. (whoever wins will NOT win by a landslide. I believe this will be a VERY close election)

But here is a comment that was left over at Hillbuzz

Sarah P. writing to the Hill Buzz website responding to their story of how really well McCain is doing with angry Democrats, and the media is not covering.

“Okay, I want to clear my conscience a little.¬† Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow Clinton supporters out.¬† I worked for the campaign–” Obama, “–and I can’t wait for this week to be over.¬† I was doing it for a job.¬† I was not a fan of any candidate, but over time I grew to love Hillary.¬† The internal campaign idea, Obama campaign, is to twist, distort, humiliate, and finally dispirit you.¬† We pay people and organize people to go on all the online sites and play the part of a Clinton or McCain supporter who just switched our support for Obama.¬† We do this to stifle your motivation, to destroy your confidence.¬† We did this the whole primary, and it worked.¬† Sprinkle in mass vote confusion becomes bewildering, most people lose patience, they just give up on their support of a candidate and decide just to block out TV, news, websites, et cetera.

This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement in vote turnout issues.¬† Next, we infiltrate all the blogs, and all the YouTube videos, and we overwhelm the voting, the comments, all to continue the appearance of overwhelming world support for Obama.¬† People make posts to the effect that the world has gone mad.¬† That’s the intention, to make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.¬† We have also had quite a hand in skewing many, many polls.”¬† I don’t know how they’ve done that.¬† She doesn’t describe how they’ve skewed the polls.¬† “Some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked, but many we have spoiled, just enough to make Real Clear Politics look scary to a McCain supporter.¬† It’s worked, although the goal was to appear 13 to 15 points ahead.¬† You see, the results have been working.¬† People tend to support a winner.¬† Go with the flow, become sheeple.¬† The polls are roughly three to five points in favor of Barack.¬† That’s due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.¬† Our donors are the same people who finance the mainstream media.¬† Their interests are tied.¬† Barack then tends to come across as Teflon, nothing sticks, and trust me, there were meetings with Fox News, the goal was to blunt them as much as possible.¬† Watch O’Reilly, he’s become much more diplomatic and fair and balanced and soft towards Obama. It’s because he wants to retain the number one spot on cable news and have access to the Obama campaign.

“Now all the media want access, and they’re expecting more, and that’s why nothing sticks to Obama.¬† The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless the results.¬† There is no true inauguration draft or true Grant Park construction going on.¬† There will be a party, but we’re boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up.¬† Our goal is to continue to make you lose your morale.¬† We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key Republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all.¬† There’s a huge staff of people working around the clock watching every site, every blog, we flood these sites, we have had a goal to overwhelm.¬† The truth is here.¬† I could go on and on, but you got the picture.¬† I’m saying this because I know Hillary was better for the country, and I now realize this.¬† I was too late by the time I connected to her.

“To me, Barack was just a cool young dude that seemed like a star.¬† I didn’t know him or his policies but now I understand more than I care to, and I realize his interests are more for him and the DNC and all working like puppets with Dean.¬† I always thought a president wanted the better good for the country.¬† The end result I see is everybody dependent on the government.¬† This means more and more people voting for the DNC.¬† This means the future is forever altered.¬† I don’t see this as America.¬† So I’m now supporting McCain.¬† Sarah Palin’s a huge threat.¬† Our campaign has feared her like you cannot imagine.¬† If it seems unfair how she’s been treated, well, it’s because she has had a team working around the clock to make her look like a fool,” meaning the Obama camp has had a team.¬† “This is a big conspiracy.¬† I’m so shocked.¬† We released a little blurb the other day that Obama campaign was already working on reelection and now putting our efforts toward 2012.¬† This was to make it seem like it was above us to continue caring about 2008.¬† Trust me, it’s alive.¬† David Axelrod, Plouffe, very smart, but it’s a sticky, ugly, not very truthful kind of intelligence.¬† It’s not over yet but I think the machine is working.¬† It’s a hill to climb.¬† I’ll be quitting my post on November 5th.¬† My vote will be for John McCain.¬† Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position.¬† I don’t feel I had any part of anything I’d feel guilty for, but I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upset me.¬† PS, my name is not really Sarah but I am a female and I understand your plight.”

Very curious.

November 2, 2008 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

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