Open Thread Monday

8 03 2010

You know the drill. Anything you wanna talk about on this bright and very sunny Monday is open for debate.

Here’s a thread starter. Last week a coalition of some 300 people went to visit their congressional leaders in Washington. They were there to push the pols into acting on some new immigration legislation. Or what we might call… “giving away our country”. Anyway, do you think the politicians in D.C. have the guts to take on an issue like this in an important election year?

Marty says he was at the Alamo.





A Call To Action Against Obamacare

7 03 2010

One more time!

The h/t for this one goes to FS. I must also give credit for what FS said in the email that accompanied this info… “we must stop this bunch of idiots”. That about says it all. Please take a moment to read what the good Bishop E. W. Jackson is warning us about.

Gio-

Dear Patriotic Defender of America,

This may well be the final opportunity to “STAND OUR GROUND” for the Constitution of the United States! There is a reason why Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are telling their liberal congressional colleagues that they must vote for this bill even if it means sacrificing their careers. They know that if they can take over healthcare, they can create a stranglehold on the American people and our economy that we may never be able to reverse. That is their gamble and they are willing to put it all on the line to, as Candidate Obama put it, “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

What we have fought against for an entire year now comes down to one vote.
My insiders tell me that THE vote on OBAMACARE will probably happen on Thursday. You read that correctly: THURSDAY OF THIS WEEK… ONLY a few hours away!!

YES! Within ONE WEEK of a supposed “UNITY SUMMIT” that President Obama chaired, they are moving ahead with the “reconciliation” parliamentary procedure to pass one of the most expansive pieces of legislation in our history. Just as I predicted, the Health Care Summit was a total fraud!

Despite a meeting between top Democrats and top Republicans, it was quite obvious that Mr. Obama was not interested in a bipartisan plan for healthcare reform. YES, I support health care reform. I am willing to work with Republicans and Democrats on a bill that uses free-market principles to enhance access to health care while lowering costs. But we MUST continue our fight against government intrusion into the most private area of our lives, higher costs, higher taxes, and an unsustainable deficit. Liberals are determined to bankrupt the country, and our children and grandchildren will be paying the awful consequences!

Please CLICK HERE to personally fax every Congressman to URGE THEM to vote NO on this modified OBAMACARE, especially with the undemocratic and unconstitutional “reconciliation” end-run by the administration to pass this outrageous bill. Your DONATION TO S.T.A.N.D. will assist us in taking action to DEFEAT OBAMACARE!

The bottom line: AMERICANS DO NOT WANT SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!

In a powerful poll, the Rasmussen Report found only 21% (1 in 5 Americans!) believes the Democrat-controlled U. S. government has the consent of the governed. Amazingly, this view is held by only 32% of Democrats!! I don’t think it’s been this bad since before the American Revolution. It is time for another revolution, albeit peaceful. We will fight this one not with bullets, but at the ballot box, on our telephones, fax machines and in rallies and town hall meetings all over this land. HELP ME LEAD THIS CHARGE. AS A BLACK AMERICAN I CAN SAY IT IS NOT RACIST TO OPPOSE THIS PRESIDENT! IT IS PATRIOTIC! IT’S NOT ABOUT HIS RACE! IT’S ABOUT HIS SOCIALIST POLICIES!

As patriotic, God-fearing Americans, we have already refused this massive realigning of not only our health system, but our entire economy. Now is the moment to discard OBAMACARE for the final time! Mr. Obama has betrayed the voters’ trust in him by threatening to cram government-run and government-owned healthcare down our throats. This week looks like the “fight to the finish!” IT IS NOW OR NEVER! But, my friend, take heart—IF WE WORK TOGETHER – IF YOU WILL STAND WITH ME – WE WILL ELIMINATE OBAMACARE!

Crafted in secret, OBAMACARE will raise taxes, cut Medicare, kill jobs, expand the role of the federal government your personal life, increase the deficit, and much more. This is exactly what the American people say they do NOT want! Let’s send a loud and clear message to every Congressman that this government takeover of health care is completely unacceptable! But we only have a few more hours to accomplish this. The American people are on our side, BUT TIME IS NOT. WE MUST ACT NOW!.

CLICK HERE to fax every Congressman to ELIMINATE OBAMACARE. Your DONATION TO S.T.A.N.D. will assist us in action-oriented steps to DEFEAT OBAMACARE!

Let’s send this final message to Congress—ELIMINATE OBAMACARE!

There are 159 ways the Senate Bill is a GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER of Health Care. There are 159 new boards, bureaucracies and programs tucked away in the 2,733-page Senate health care bill, which serves as a framework of government intrusion and control over our private healthcare decisions. President Obama’s health proposal is an abomination!

President Obama has said “healthcare is complex.” He goes out of his way to make it that way to keep the American people from knowing what he is really up to.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf said this is response to the revised healthcare plan submitted by President Obama a week ago: “Preparing a cost estimate requires very detailed specifications of numerous provisions and the materials that were released… do not provide sufficient detail on all of the provisions.” IN OTHER WORDS, NO ONE IS REALLY SURE EXACTLY HOW MUCH THE “NEW AND IMPROVED” OBAMACARE WILL COST! THE ESTIMATES HAVE RANGED ANYWHERE FROM 1 TO 6 TRILION DOLLARS. Yet, Congressional leaders want Congress to blindly pass this monstrously bad bill.

House Minority Leader John Boehner declared, “The president has crippled the credibility of this week’s summit by proposing the same massive government takeover of health care based on a partisan bill the American people have already rejected! This new Democrats-only backroom deal doubles down on the same failed approach that will drive up premiums, destroy jobs, raise taxes, and slash Medicare benefits!

Please CLICK HERE to FAX Members of Congress to VOTE DOWN OBAMACARE, especially with the non-“reconciliation” end-run PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE by the administration to pass this outrageous bill. Your DONATION TO S.T.A.N.D. will assist us in taking action to DEFEAT OBAMACARE!

Americans do not want Washington to dictate their healthcare decisions. That is precisely what OBAMACARE will do for you! If the Democrat-backed healthcare bill is signed into law by President Barack Obama, medical care costs in the United States will go through the roof, along with the deficit. The American people have spoken, but the Democrats and Mr. Obama are not listening at all! This may be the worst fraud ever perpetrated against the American people in our history. It is an abuse of power of the highest magnitude!

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), the ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, tells it like it is: “We want to decentralize the system, give more power to small businesses, more power to individuals, and make insurers compete more. But if you federalize it and standardize it and mandate it, you do not achieve it. That’s the big difference we (Republicans) have.”

“What’s more, the President’s bill funds abortions and that means pro-life Democrats Art Stupak and nine or ten others are probably going to vote no against this bill. But you can never count them out.

That’s why we must continue to put the pressure on Congress, even though we are “down to the wire” on time. That’s why I’ve communicated with you today. There is still time. Only a few votes will make the difference between the defeat of OBAMACARE or disaster for the American people and our economy. WE HAVE TO PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON THOSE SWING VOTES THAT THEY DON’T DARE VOTE FOR OBAMACARE!

I recall what Mr. Obama pledged on the campaign trail on September 12, 2008, “I can make a firm pledge: Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase—not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” However, his latest healthcare revision announced last week calls for raising the Medicare payroll tax on households earning less than $250,000 and increasing taxes on interest, dividends, royalties and rents.

THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING!!

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush recently spoke on this government takeover: “We’re on a dangerous course in Washington for sure. If he (President Obama) believes that government ought to consume 40 percent of the economy, of the economic output, I don’t know what you’d call that, but it’s not American.” I would call it socialist.

CLICK HERE to personally fax every Congressman to URGE THEM to vote NO on this modified OBAMACARE, especially with the undemocratic and unconstitutional “reconciliation” end-run by the administration to pass this outrageous bill. Your DONATION TO S.T.A.N.D. will assist us in action-oriented steps to DEFEAT OBAMACARE!

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, supported by most Americans according to recent polls, proposed, “What we think they ought to do is start over and go step-by-step and target possible areas of agreement talked about in the meeting (summit).

But Barack Obama said during last week’s summit that “starting over was not an option.”

What was promoted as a “summit” to bring the parties together, was really a cute strategy for justifying even more extreme partisanship. At the end of the day Barack Obama gave the “green light” to use the “nuclear option” – the “reconciliation” procedure – to pass a bill with only 51 Senate votes.

And that will probably take place THIS THURSDAY!

Please, the time to act is RIGHT NOW!

Because I care about the future of America
and our families… ELIMINATE OBAMACARE,

E. W. Jackson
Founder
S.T.A.N.D.

P. S. This is your moment to make a life-changing, nation-altering decision. STAND UP against OBAMACARE right now! Today! Before it is too late! It could happen as early as this Thursday. Thank you for your support!

CLICK HERE to FAX every Congressman to make sure they VOTE AGAINST OBAMACARE! Thursday will be here within hours so please fax and donate today. Your DONATION TO S.T.A.N.D. will help to DEFEAT OBAMACARE!





Important News 4R Future

7 03 2010

I support the Tea-Party Express.

Read this and pay close attention to what Obama is telling his progressive congress critters. He does NOT care what is in the healthcare bill now, just as long as it passes. Then Gestapo goes to work. Obama is a dangerous man!

Gio-

Obama To Progressives: This Is Just The Foundation

President Obama began his meeting with leading House progressives by bringing in a letter from an Ohio woman who wrote him to say that her skyrocketing premiums will soon cause her to lose her health insurance.

“It was a very serious, low-key discussion. If this was a piano, you’re hearing very deep chords here,” said one member who asked for anonymity.

Obama argued to the group of progressive members that his health care reform bill should be looked at as the foundation of reform, that can be built on in the future. He asked them to help gather votes for the final health care battle and promised that as soon as the bill was signed into law, he’d continue to push to make it stronger. But in a matter of weeks, he stressed, he could sign into law legislation that would lead to 31 million new people being insured, including the woman who wrote him.

It has been surprising to some people that he is still fighting for health care reform, Obama told the group. “He said, and I think he’s absolutely right, that a lot of people, I think, are surprised at his persistence that in some ways this health care reform has been lifted from the near dead to becoming a reality in the next couple of weeks,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.). “He said, quite specifically, that what we could say to people was that once the bill passes the president made a commitment to work to make improvements down the road.”

Attendees included Reps. Lynn Woolsey (Calif.) and Raul Grijalva (Ariz.), Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-chairs; Schakowsky and Lucille Roybal-Allard (Calif.), the CPC’s Health Care Task Force co-chair; Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus; and Reps. Madeleine Bordallo (Guam), Donna Christensen (Virgin Islands), Danny Davis (Ill.), Mike Honda (Calif.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair.

Of those, only Kucinich voted no, but Christensen and Bordallo don’t have a vote on the House floor. None of the members, including Kucinich, indicated that they would vote any differently this time around. “I think [Kucinich] left the meeting leaving the impression with the president that he’s a no-go,” said Schakowsky.

But, said one attendee, Obama pointed Kucinich toward single-payer language that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was able to get into the bill. Kucinich fought for an amendment that would allow states to adopt single-payer systems without getting sued by insurance companies. Obama told Kucinich that Sanders’s measure was similar but doesn’t kick in for several years. “He definitely wrote it down,” said one member of Kucinich, suggesting that he’d look into it.

The meeting was entirely non-confrontational, said members who were present, but Grijalva did raise the issue of the public option.

“He just said that the public option, something that he has supported along the way, is not something that we can pass. And he emphasized the fact that the decision now is between doing as much as we can do and doing nothing. That’s it. He thought the whole foundation thing — that this is definitely something we could be proud of, something we could build off [of],” said Schakowsky.

Woolsey told Obama that she’d be introducing legislation to create a public option and Obama said he encouraged the effort, according to Schakowsky.

On Wednesday, Grijalva threatened to vote no on the bill because it gave too much away to the GOP and didn’t include a public option. That threat was not made to Obama, two members said. “He certainly didn’t indicate at all that he was going to be a no vote. I did not get that sense,” said Schakowsky.

Obama’s handling of the meeting impressed Schakowsky who, as a fellow Chicago-area politician, has known him for some time. “He was totally engaged. And he’s really good at that,” she said. “No matter what else was on his plate, he’s totally present.”

Update: Responding to the president’s claim that the votes aren’t there to pass a public option, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s Adam Green emails over the following statement:

Obama is telling America, “No, we can’t.” But we’ve been showing more and more each day, “Yes, we can” pass the public option. If President Obama doesn’t think the votes exist in the Senate, he needs to name which senators would oppose it. If he can’t or won’t, there’s no reason for House progressives to be part of the White House’s loser mentality

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The meeting was entirely non-confrontational, said members who were present, but Grijalva did raise the issue of the public option.

“He just said that the public option, something that he has supported along the way, is not something that we can pass. And he emphasized the fact that the decision now is between doing as much as we can do and doing nothing. That’s it. He thought the whole foundation thing — that this is definitely something we could be proud of, something we could build off [of],” said Schakowsky.

Woolsey told Obama that she’d be introducing legislation to create a public option and Obama said he encouraged the effort, according to Schakowsky.

On Wednesday, Grijalva threatened to vote no on the bill because it gave too much away to the GOP and didn’t include a public option. That threat was not made to Obama, two members said. “He certainly didn’t indicate at all that he was going to be a no vote. I did not get that sense,” said Schakowsky.

Obama’s handling of the meeting impressed Schakowsky who, as a fellow Chicago-area politician, has known him for some time. “He was totally engaged. And he’s really good at that,” she said. “No matter what else was on his plate, he’s totally present.”

Update: Responding to the president’s claim that the votes aren’t there to pass a public option, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s Adam Green emails over the following statement:

Obama is telling America, “No, we can’t.” But we’ve been showing more and more each day, “Yes, we can” pass the public option. If President Obama doesn’t think the votes exist in the Senate, he needs to name which senators would oppose it. If he can’t or won’t, there’s no reason for House progressives to be part of the White House’s loser mentality

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Jobs?

7 03 2010

I cannot take credit for the following bits of verifiable information. For you liberals, “verifiable information” is the same as FACTS! This was copied right off the ‘comments’ section of WSJ Online edition. The article that Jerry is responding to is all about the $15 Billion Congress approved a few days ago. Jerry sums up the situation beautifully.

Gio-

 by Jerry Fischer

$15billion more into the abyss….

Remember the so called STIMULUS Bill?
It had $53.4 billion for science facilities, high speed Internet, and miscellaneous energy and environmental programs…
Where’s the JOBS?..

It had $13 billion to repair and weatherize public housing, help the homeless, repair foreclosed homes.
Where’s the JOBS?..

It had $10.3 billion for tax credits to help families defray the cost of college tuition.
Where’s the JOBS?..

It had $20 billion over five years for an expanded food stamp program.
Where’s the JOBS?..

It had $32 billion for a “smart electricity grid to minimize waste.
Where’s the JOBS?..

It had $75 million to fund programs to help people quit smoking.
Where’s the JOBS?..

It had $2.4 billion for projects to demonstrate how carbon greenhouse gas can be safely removed from the atmosphere.
Some JOBS here somewhere?
Here’s my point;
NEVER has Government waste been more glaring than right now, here in the Obama administration as they try, try, try to seem like they’re actually DOING something during this Massive Recession.
Where the hell they going to GET this money?
No one in America has any for them to Tax any longer…





Communist In The White House

6 03 2010

Big h/t to Darla at Resistnet.com for emailing me this funny-as-you-know-what, video…





Bob Cesca A Professional Dirt-Bag?

5 03 2010

Needing a quote that I saw last night at the Huffington Post, (yes, the progressive/marxist blog) so I could finish a piece I was writing, my eyes caught the following headline… “The Tea Party Is All About Race“. As you can imagine, my blood pressure immediately went up and I began screaming obscenities at the Author of the piece, Bob Cesca. Yeah, I know he couldn’t hear me, but screaming at my PC monitor was preferable to throwing a statue that sits on my desk, through the screen.

Bob Cesca has written for the Huffington Post for quite sometime so I have become accustomed to him always taking the Marxist hardline against anything in the middle or to the right of the political spectrum. In fact, his stuff is so predictable that most of the time all you have to read is the headline and the last paragraph of whatever it is he has written, and you pretty much know the whole story. I admit to already NOT liking this guy because the stuff he promotes is bad for America, but this time he went too far, and I have two good reasons why I would like to stuff him into a garbage can.

1. He takes a few people that may be considered racist and uses them as examples to say that all Tea-Partiers are racists.  (As of today, there are 266 Tea-Party groups/organizations across the country) Bob must play a lot of RACE CARD games in his spare time.

2. He knows his headline will get thousands and thousands of marxist/progressives to come running and read his article. At the same time on the same page he is suddenly promoting his new book. I think using such a divisive, sensitive, and explosive subject to promote his book is disgusting.

Read his POS article below, then answer this question… do you think he qualifies for DIRT-BAG status?

http://iamnotaracist.wordpress.com/

Gio-

The Tea Party Is All About Race

I was going to open this piece with an analogy about the tea party groups and why they’re treated seriously by the press and the Republicans. The analogy would go something like: “Imagine [insert left-wing activist group here] getting a serious profile in a mainstream newspaper, and imagine serious Democratic politicians appearing at their convention.”

The problem is, when I really evaluated what the various far-left activist groups are all about and compared them with the tea party movement, there really wasn’t any equivalency. At all.

Because when you strip away all of the rage, all of the nonsensical loud noises and all of the contradictions, all that’s left is race. The tea party is almost entirely about race, and there’s no comparative group on the left that’s similarly motivated by bigotry, ignorance and racial hatred.

I hasten to note that I’m talking about real racism, insofar as it’s impossible for the majority race — the 70 percent white majority — to be on the receiving end of racism. That is unless white males, for example, are suddenly an oppressed racial demographic. But judging by the racial composition of, say, the Senate or AM talk radio or the cast members playing the Obamas on SNL, I don’t think white people have anything to worry about.

This isn’t an epiphany by any stretch. From the beginning, with their witch doctor imagery, watermelon agitprop and Curious George effigies, the wingnut right has been dying to blurt out, as Lee Atwater famously said, “nigger, nigger, nigger!”

But they can’t.

Strike that. Correction. TeaParty.org founder Dale Robertson brandished a sign with the (misspelled) word “niggar.” So they’re not even as restrained as the generally unstrung Atwater anymore.

Most of the time, they merely imply the use of the word. Rush Limbaugh referring to the president as a “black man-child,” for example. Every week, a new example pops up on the radio and somehow the offenders are able to keep their job while Howard Stern is fined for saying the comparatively innocuous word “blumpkin.” Limbaugh, on the other hand, can stoke racial animosity on his show by suggesting that health care reform is a civil rights bill — reparations — and no one seems to mind. And no, the impotence isn’t an adequate Karmic punishment for Limbaugh’s roster of trespasses.

The tea party is an extension of talk radio. It’s an extension of Fox News Channel. It’s an extension of the southern faction of the Republican Party — the faction that gave us the Southern Strategy, the Willie Horton ad, the White Hands ad and the racially divisive politics of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove. It’s an extension of the race-baiting and, often, the outright racism evident in all of those conservative spheres.

But unlike the heavy-handedness of Dale Robertson and others, the tea party followers are generally more veiled about why they’re so outraged by our current president.

In the New York Times this past weekend, David Barstow profiled a teabagger from Idaho:

SANDPOINT, Idaho — Pam Stout has not always lived in fear of her government. She remembers her years working in federal housing programs, watching government lift struggling families with job training and education. She beams at the memory of helping a Vietnamese woman get into junior college.
But all that was before the Great Recession and the bank bailouts, before Barack Obama took the White House by promising sweeping change on multiple fronts, before her son lost his job and his house. Mrs. Stout said she awoke to see Washington as a threat, a place where crisis is manipulated — even manufactured — by both parties to grab power.

 

Now you might be saying to yourself, I don’t see the racism here. But if you eliminate all of the reasons for Stout’s participation in the tea party movement as being contradictory or nonsensical, all that’s left is race.

Let’s deconstruct.

She claims to be against the bank bailouts, but the tea party is against the president’s bank fee designed to recover the TARP money. They also appear to be against financial regulatory reform. None of this makes any sense. If tea partiers are against the bailouts, basic logic dictates that they ought to be in favor of getting the money back. Or do they prefer that the banks keep the money and orchestrate further meltdowns? Honestly, I’m not even entirely sure they realize that the bailouts and the recovery act (stimulus) are two different things. But they’re also against the recovery act — you know, whatever that is.

She also told the New York Times that she’s tired of politicians “manufacturing crisis.”

Right. Three things here.

First, where was she — where were the teabaggers — when the far-right endorsed and supported a massive increase in the size of government, unitary executive power grabs and unconstitutional measures fueled by fear-mongering over the very remote threat of terrorism? Crickets chirping. The odds of being killed in an airborne terrorist attack are literally 1 in 10 million. You’re much more likely to kill yourself than to be killed by a terrorist.

Second, I refuse to believe that health care is a “manufactured crisis.” People are going broke and dying every day. Even the most conservative estimates show that there are 9/11-level casualties each month due to a lack of adequate health insurance. The horror stories are readily available online. Just Google “health insurance horror story” and see how manufactured the crisis is.

Third, look at any bar graph of the economy as of one year ago or any basic jobs number and tell me if the crisis is manufactured. Hell, Pam Stout’s son lost his house! How can she possibly suggest the economic crisis was manufactured?

I hate to single out one person, but Stout’s incongruous anger is indicative of the entire movement.

From the outset, the tea party was based on a contradictory premise (the original tea party was a protest against a corporate tax cut). And when you throw out all of the nonsense and contradictions, there’s nothing left except race. There’s no other way to explain why these people were silent and compliant for so long, and only decided to collectively freak out when this “foreign” and “exotic” president came along and, right out of the chute, passed the largest middle class tax cut in American history — something they would otherwise support, for goodness sake, it was $288 billion in tax cuts! — we’re left to deduce no other motive but the ugly one that lurks just beneath the pale flesh, the tri-corner hats and the dangly tea bag ornamentation.

Irrespective of whether the president passed a huge tax cut or went out of his way to bring Republicans into the health care process, the seeds of racial animosity from the far-right were sown during the campaign. In those lines waiting for then-vice presidential candidate and current tea party heroine Sarah Palin, their loud noises spread the pre-scripted lies, lies that entirely hinged on the president’s African heritage. A white candidate would never be accused of being a secret Muslim. A white candidate would never be accused of being a foreign usurper. Only a black candidate with a foreign name would be accused of “palling around with domestic terrorists.”

In the final analysis, when you boil away all of the weirdness, it becomes clear that the teabaggers are pissed because there isn’t yet another doddering old white guy in the White House — like they’re used to. That’s what this is all about.





Protest Tax Day Nationwide

4 03 2010

Tax Day April 15th

“Friends, many of you will be going to Washington on April 15th.
However, others of us can’t make the trip. Please coordinate with
your local Patriot Group and encourage everyone who cannot make
the D.C. trip to visit their local TV stations on April 15th, and talk
to the local manager about reporting the truth, not lies. You will
make your local stations pay more attention not only to yourselves,
but also to our people in Washington. Give specific, verified examples.
If local station managers hear our disgust with lies and half-truths,
they will tell their bosses. Inform them that you will be keeping track
of lies being broadcast and will hold them accountable for both local
and network news. Remember, revenue is on the line. Money talks.
Be aware of who advertises on that station. Please don’t let this
opportunity slip away.

“A visit to state or local officials, also, would not be amiss. It
might
be a good thing for them to know that we are holding them responsible,
too.

“This all has to work together for maximum impact. Please help spread

this idea. Copy and post it for your friends and groups. If you like, use it
as your signature line. Just get the word out. Get yourself out. Thank you
for your help. Our future is on the line.”

Join me on April 15th…

Last Ten In The Revolt

Giovanni, Mars Hill, NC
JACQUELINE, Lake Oswego, OR
William, Battle Creek, MI
Nicole, Butte, MT
Satesh, Orlando, FL
James, Ocala, FL
steve, Marana, AZ
masoud, Irvine, CA
Thomas, Sellersburg, IN
ryan, Bethpage, NY

Want To Get Involved?

Click here to join the revolt!





Important Action Alert

4 03 2010

From the Desk of:
Steve Elliott, Grassfire Nation

The “public option” is a real threat and liberal activists
are flooding Capitol Hill. See below.  –Steve

Dear Resistors:

I just received word from a trusted contact on Capitol
Hill that the Left’s strategy of flooding Congress with
“Pro ObamaCare” phone calls is working.

“We just left [a member of Congress’] office and while we
were waiting, their phones were going crazy demanding”
support for health care and to sign on to the Bennet
letter committing to voting for reconciliation. The Bennet
effort is to give Pelosi air cover for the House vote….
Get everyone you can to call or fax or email.”


The “Bennet letter” refers to a letter from Sen. Michael
Bennet of Colorado which urges Majority Leader Reid to
use BUDGET RECONCILIATION to pass ObamaCare WITH THE
PUBLIC OPTION.

In other words, the Bennet letter is designed to send
a message to House Democrats that the House version of
the bill with the public option will be included in
the final (real) ObamaCare bill using reconciliation.

And reports indicate the Bennet Letter already has 33 signers!

+ + Odds of ObamaCare passing are rising

This contact also relayed the following on the prospects
of ObamaCare passing…

“The person who has been our main contact said…last week
she would have thought 20% [likelihood of ObamaCare passing]
now thinks 50%…. They also have polling data that each
piece of health care reform when polled line by line has
support and that Americans will love it after they do it.
My sense is that we really need the TEA party to bombard
the House members or this is going to happen.”

+ + Two Key Actions

#1 — Send faxes right now

Even if you’ve done so already…

You can use our FaxFire system to send this message right
now to your two Senators, your Rep AND the President — and
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Go here to schedule your faxes:

http://www.grassfire.com/3122/offer.asp?ref_id=500062

(As always, we provide all the information for you to send
your own faxes if you prefer. Just click the above link.)

#2 — Call your Senators and Representative

Again, it appears the President’s grassroots strategy is
working. If you want your voice to be heard, please call…

http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/index.htm

Rep. Call the Congressional Switchboard (202) 224-3121

Be sure to tell your Senators what you think about the “Bennet
Letter” calling for reconciliation and the public option.

If you have already sent faxes, thank you! And thanks for
going the extra mile right now with more faxes and phone
calls. Thank you for all you do as part of the Grassfire Nation
and ResistNet.

Steve Elliott
Grassfire Nation

P.S. Also be sure to join the dialogue and the grassroots
strategy at ResistNet:

http://www.resistnet.com





Thinking Rogue

4 03 2010

I know it seems like a stolen idea from Sarah, and maybe part of it is, but it’s how I honestly feel. With that in mind, something tells me that I’m not alone feeling frustrated with what’s happening to our country, and at times, you too think about going rogue because nothing else seems to be working. Not to be confused with doing something stupid. I am NOT condoning violence or destruction of property. I have something else in mind…

I have written letters. I have called my Representative. I have visited my Senators home office. I have made phone calls. I have sent emails. I have signed petitions. I have joined organizations. I have sent money. I have started this, and two other blogs, with the idea of helping to spread the Conservative word and have a place for other Conservatives to vent. I used this particular blog to explain the evils of the Progressive movement. I also made my case against Abortion. I have spent many a night writing about the possible, and probable idea that Obama is a committed Marxist. I have also gone to rallies to protest against not only our corrupt government officials, but also against our president. I call myself a proud Tea-Partier like so many of you…

…But none of what I/we have done has made any difference. Somehow we must find a way to save our country and we better do it “soon”!

I think it’s high time for all brave Patriots to consider borrowing a technique that was used by none other than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement that he led. I think it’s time to consider using “Civil Disobedience”. Below are some general comments that I have copied from different sites around the internet. First is the explanation of what ‘civil disobedience’ is…

Deliberate, open, and peaceful violation of particular laws, decrees, regulations, military or police orders, or other governmental directives.

Civil disobedience is the active refusal to obey certain laws, demands and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. It is one of the primary methods of nonviolent resistance. In its most nonviolent form it could be said that it is compassion in the form of respectful disagreement. Civil disobedience is one of the many ways people have rebelled against unfair laws. It has been used in many well-documented nonviolent resistance movements. The one we know close to home is the American Civil Rights Movement.

Below are two statements taken at random off the Internet…

“have gone through a cycle of needing to expose the powerholders belligerence to the peoples’ interests, need to convince and inspire a mass of people to act, and need to make the powerholders change their policy. These steps can be hard to folllow.”

“So my point is that these protests and mobilizations – whether involving mass demonstrations or small scale arrestable civil disobedience – are a way to galvanize many people, either through “being there” or through the media.”

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So, what do you think? And… are you willing to pass this around to get feedback from other real Americans?

And before some progressive jerk tries to put this on the Republicans, let me just say… “SCREW OFF”!

Gio-





Annabel Park And The Real Coffee Party

4 03 2010

The progressive Coffee Party is off to a great start. If they haven’t already tried to use the term “Grassroots”, you know darn well they will. If they do, or if the media uses Grassroots to describe them, call, write, and fax them and tell them they are bald faced liars! Or just send them the image below.

NOTE: As a proud Conservative, I love this poster because it represents the REAL Coffee Party. You will most certainly recognize our very own BKeyser as the artist.

This one is a picture of the founder of the Coffee Party. Her name is Annabel Park and she started this party on a whim…LOL.





Astroturf Coffee Party

2 03 2010

Gio-

Obama’s Coffee Party

Surprise! Surprise!
It turns out that the “grassroots” organizer of the “progressive alternative” to the Tea Parties, the Coffee Party, has been exposed as an Obama political operative. If you had read the profiles of the Coffee Party founder Annabel Park (photo) in the Washington Post or New York Times you wouldn’t have had a hint as to her extensive political activity in the 2008 Obama campaign. So how did William A. Jacobson of Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion discover this “deep secret” that the two major newspapers with their vast resources were unable to find? Well, it required the “tremendous effort” of tapping a few keys and a whole mouse click to find this subject matter as Jacobson explains:

In fact, a simple internet search (which the NY Times apparently is not capable of doing) reveals that Park organized the Coffee Party for the specific purpose of undermining the Tea Party movement.

Park is a former Strategy Analyst at the NY Times who was one of organizers and operators of the United for Obama video channel at YouTube:

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2010/03/02/grassroots-coffee-party-organizer-exposed-obama-political-operative#ixzz0h4k5L4Rw





I Believe – Do You?

2 03 2010

I saved this piece shortly before going on my sabbatical but I did not save the name of the sender. I’m almost positive that it was FS that sent it to me, but as strange as this may sound, I have been wrong before. Whoever sent this to me gets a big hat/tip from me. One, because you thought enough about me to send it to. Two, because the way this reads it’s almost as if my twin had written it. I agree with 100% of what is said by Dr. David Barton. I think you will too!

We have an obligation to leave our next couple of generations a vibrant and restored Nation. One that we can all be proud of. The only way to acheive this goal is to defeat the Progressive disease running through the bloodveins of our country. May God help us all in fighting this disease.

Gio-

Subject: Beliefs
              On Dr. Charles Stanley’s Sunday program “In Touch”, the guest speaker was more of a historian than a Biblical speaker, but he is very famous for his knowledge of historical facts as well as Biblical truths.
             Dr. David Barton is his name. He is an expert on the subject of whether or not the United States was founded as a Christian Nation.
             Dr. David Barton – on Obama
             Respect the Office?  Yes.  Respect the Man in the Office? No, I am sorry to say.
             I have noted that many elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, called upon America to unite behind Obama.
             Well, I want to make it clear to all who will listen that I AM NOT uniting behind Obama!
             I will respect the Office which he holds, and I will acknowledge his abilities as an orator and wordsmith and pray for him, BUT that is it.
             I have begun today to see what I can do to make sure that he is a one-term President!
             Why am I doing this?  It is because:
                 – I do not share Obama’s vision or value system for America ;
                 – I do not share his Abortion beliefs;
                 – I do not share his radical Marxist’s concept of re-distributing wealth;
                 – I do not share his stated views on raising taxes on those who make $150,000+    (the ceiling has been changed three times since August);
                 – I do not share his view that America is Arrogant;
                 – I do not share his view that America is not a Christian Nation;
                 – I do not share his view that the military should be reduced by 25%;
                 – I do not share his view of amnesty and giving more to illegals than our American Citizens who need help;
                 – I do not share his views on homosexuality and his definition of marriage;
                 – I do not share his views that Radical Islam is our friend and Israel is our enemy who should give up any land;
                 – I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least the ones he has made public);
                 – I do not share his beliefs on how to re-work the healthcare system in America ;
                 – I do not share his Strategic views of the Middle East ; and
                 – I certainly do not share his plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such as Iran .
             Bottom line: my America is vastly different from Obama’s, and I have a higher obligation to my Country and my GOD to do what is Right!
             For eight (8) years, the Liberals in our Society, led by numerous entertainers who would have no platform and no real credibility but for their celebrity status, have attacked President Bush, his family, and his spiritual beliefs!
             They have not moved toward the center in their beliefs and their philosophies, and they never came together nor compromised their personal beliefs for the betterment of our Country!
             They have portrayed my America as a land where everything is tolerated except being intolerant!
             They have been a vocal and irreverent minority for years!
             They have mocked and attacked the very core values so important to the founding and growth of our Country!
             They have made every effort to remove the name of GOD or Jesus Christ from our Society!
             They have challenged capital punishment, the right to bear firearms, and the most basic principles of our criminal code!
             They have attacked one of the most fundamental of all Freedoms, the right of free speech!
             Unite behind Obama? Never ! ! !
             I am sure many of you who read this think that I am going overboard, but I refuse to retreat one more inch in favor of those whom I believe are the embodiment of Evil!
             PRESIDENT BUSH made many mistakes during his Presidency, and I am not sure how history will judge him. However, I believe that he weighed his decisions in light of the long established Judeo-Christian principles of our Founding Fathers!!!
             Majority rules in America , and I will honor the concept; however, I will fight with all of my power to be a voice in opposition to Obama and his “goals for America .”
             I am going to be a thorn in the side of those who, if left unchecked, will destroy our Country! ! Any more compromise is more defeat!
             I pray that the results of this election will wake up many who have sat on the sidelines and allowed the Socialist-Marxist anti-GOD crowd to slowly change so much of what has been good in America!
             “Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it.”             – Thomas Jefferson
             GOD bless you and GOD bless our Country ! ! !
             If we ever forget that we’re one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan
             I WANT THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE BACK…. In GOD We Trust ! !





United We Stand…

2 03 2010

Now that I’m back from my short sabbatical, my first official act as owner of this blog is to post this opinion piece by Tom in NC. Enjoy…

Gio-
  

United we stand, Divided we fall

 
Lately I’ve been reading a lot on the web about Conservatives vs Republicans, if we really want to destroy the democrats in November we must stick together. I’m not saying we should give up our Conservative principles but we have to keep in mind that Rome wasn’t built in a day. We need to get our best and brightest and get them into office but holding them to a strict all or nothing set of principles could be a recipe for disaster, we have to be realistic in our approach to this election, have to have a little give and take. RINO’s like McCain and others no doubt need to go and while I don’t want to just replace them with more RINO’s, we have to keep in mind the want’s and needs of the voters in the different states. Take the recent election in Massachusetts, Scott Brown while conservative in many ways is not a staunch Conservative but he knows what the voters of his state want and he gave it to them.
 
I know this sounds wishy washy to some people, heck it even sounds that way to me as I typing it I guess the bottom line is I just know if we don’t take control again from the democrats this year then our country is lost. All the hard work and sacrifice of 200+ years will be erased and our country will be on the fast track to becoming just a footnote in history.
 
What made this country a superpower in this world, economically, militarily, and in Reagan’s words “America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere.” is being systematically dismantled right before our eyes by subhuman socialists who have been lying in wait for decades just to strangle the life out this country. If we have any hope of stopping this downward spiral it the utter and complete defeat of the democrats come November, nothing less is acceptable.
 
Not meaning to preach here, but allow me to quote Jesus from Matthew 12:25, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand”. If we do not stand together, if we allow differences to come between us, if we think a third party is the way to go then we could face defeat in November and in 2012.
 
Tom in NC  




24 Hour Open Thread

1 03 2010

No posting from me for at least 24 hours due to personal family business. Have fun while I’m gone, and post anything that interests you.

Gio-