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The American Tea Party!

teapartyTHOMAS JEFFERSON 1802

I got the below email from a friend today.
It is a great idea … one I will certainly also do.
Personally I think the government is to far gone to listen but it is worth a try before cannons are actually pulled into place. I further believe those in government are dumb enough to think the public is simply going to roll over and play dead while they (the government) rapes the people they are suppose to serve while feathering their own nest with money and power.

EMAIL:

There’s a storm a brewin’.
What happens when good, responsible people keep quiet?
Washington has forgotten they work for us.
We don’t work for them.
Throwing good money after bad is NOT the answer.
I am sick of the midnight, closed door sessions to come up with a plan.
I am sick of Congress raking CEO’s over the coals while they, themselves, have defaulted on their taxes.
I am sick of the bailed out companies having lavish vacations and retreats on my dollar.
I am sick of being told it is MY responsibility to rescue people that, knowingly, bought more house than they could afford. I am sick of being made to feel it is my patriotic duty to pay MORE taxes.
I, like all of you, am a responsible citizen.
I pay my taxes.
I live on a budget and I don’t ask someone else to carry the burden for poor decisions I may make.
I have emailed my congressmen and senators asking them to NOT vote for the stimulus package as it was written without reading it first and making good common sense decisions. Not enough listened. They voted for it, pork and all.

O.K. folks, here it is. You may think you are just one voice and what you think won’t make a difference. Well, yes it will and YES, WE CAN!!

If you are disgusted and angry with the way Washington is handling our taxes.
If you are fearful of the fallout from the reckless spending of Hundreds of BILLIONS to bailout and “stimulate” without accountability and responsibility then we need to become ONE, LOUD VOICE THAT CAN BE HEARD FROM EVERY CITY, TOWN, SUBURB AND HOME IN AMERICA. There is a growing protest to demand that Congress, the President and his cabinet LISTEN to us, the American Citizens. What is being done in Washington is NOT the way to handle the economic free fall.

So, here’s the plan. On April 1, 2009, all Americans are asked to send a NOTE WITH THE WORD TEABAG written on it to Washington, D.C. You do not have to enclose any other information unless you so desire, just a TEABAG NOTE. Many cities are organizing protests. If you simply search, “New American Tea Party”, several sites will come up. If you aren’t the ‘protester’ type, simply make your one voice heard with a TEABAG NOTE. Your one voice will become a roar when joined with millions of others that feel the same way. Yes, something needs to be done but the lack of confidence as shown by the steady decline in the stock market speaks volumes.

This was not my idea. I visited the sites of the ‘New American Tea Party’ and an online survey showed over 90% of thousands said they would send the teabag on April 1. Why, April 1?? We want them to reach Washington by April 15. Will you do it? I will.

Why not send an actual TEABAG? Because it more than likely will not be opened or simply tossed in the trash.

Send it to:
Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500

Attention: Teabag Protest

Spread the word.
I would encourage everyone to go ahead and get the envelope ready to mail, and just drop it in the mail April 1. Can’t guarantee what the postage will be by then, it is going up as we speak, but have your envelope ready. What will this cost you? It will cost a little time, a teabag, and a 40 something cent stamp.

Who has a right to know you have a license to carry a firearm?

I ran across this today and was stunned. There are some pretty stupid people out there but this for all of the obvious reasons is one of the more stupid ideas I have yet to run across.

I took the time to visit the Commercial-Appeal website … find their contact form and send them the comment posted at the bottom of this article.
You might want to do the same HERE.

The mainstream media wants us to believe that your Right-to-Carry license should be public information, printed and published online for all the world to see. The latest paper to do this is the Commercial-Appeal in Memphis, but they’re not the first and I doubt they’ll be the last. Why on earth reporters and editors want to do something so shameful, so irresponsible and so hateful is beyond me.

You know, normal people don’t get up in the morning and say, “I wonder if my doctor has a Right-to-Carry license?” They don’t wonder, “Is my accountant a Right-to-Carry holder?” They don’t ask because they don’t think about it. The point of legally carrying a concealed firearm is to conceal that. Not because we’re ashamed or afraid, but because it’s nobody’s business.

More and more states are cutting off the media’s access to this information. Virginia sent a bill to Governor Kaine that would bar the media from getting access to the information from the State Police. Arkansas is doing the same thing. And I’m happy to report that Tennessee’s legislature is also considering a bill that would prevent the Commercial-Appeal or any other paper from gaining access to the names of Right-to-Carry holders.

The newspaper standard used to be “all the news that’s fit to print.” Being a Right-to-Carry holder is no more newsworthy than having a driver’s license. If the newspapers really wanted to perform a public service, they’d worry less about the law-abiding and start printing the full criminal record of every person arrested for a violent crime.

Consider joining the NRA.

Comment to Commercial-Appeal:

Your idea of posting the names, addresses etc. of people who are licensed to carry firearms is not only despicable it is downright stupid.

Perhaps we bloggers need to get the personal information for all executives at your firm and post it on the internet for the world to see along with your policy on this matter.

Tiger Woods a man apart.

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On 18 January 2009, golfer Tiger Woods gave the speech quoted below at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the HBO-televised “We Are One” event held as part of the lead-up to Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration two days later. The PGA Tour web site displays the full text of Tiger Woods’ speech, as does Woods’ own web site (look for the 18 January item in the News Archive).

Tiger Woods received a special invitation to speak at the inauguration. His inviters were stunned, when he did not deliver the message they expected. You will see why the media swept it under the rug with no further ado. Below is the text of his speech, entitled:

“You’ll Never Walk Alone,” as posted on his Web site:

“I grew up in a military family – and my role models in life were my Mom and Dad, Lt. Colonel Earl Woods. My dad was a Special Forces operator and many nights friends would visit our home. They represented every branch of the service, and every rank.

“In my Dad, and in those guests, I saw first hand the dedication and commitment of those who serve. They come from every walk of life. From every part of our country. Time and again, across generations, they have defended our safety in the dark of night and far from home.

“Each day — and particularly on this historic day — we honor the men and women in uniform who serve our country and protect our freedom. They travel to the dangerous corners of the world, and we must remember that for every person who is in uniform, there are families who wait for them to come home safely.

“I am honored that the military is such an important part, not just of my personal life, but of my professional one as well. The golf tournament we do each year here in Washington is a testament to those unsung heroes.

“I am the son of a man who dedicated his life to his country, family and the military, and I am a better person for it.

“In the summer of 1864, Abraham Lincoln, the man at whose memorial we stand, spoke to the 164th Ohio Regiment and said: ‘I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country.’

“Just as they have stood tall for our country – we must always stand by and support the men and women in uniform and their families.

“Thank you, and it is now my pleasure to introduce the US Naval Glee Club.”

FOOTNOTE:
I have never been more proud of Tiger Woods than when I heard his 2-minute tribute to the military at the Inaugural Celebration in Washington DC . You know he was greatly pressured to be there. Liberals have been mad at him for a decade for not joining their ranks. You know he didn’t want to be there. So instead of paying homage to Obama, he
paid tribute to our soldiers. Not one time did Tiger mention Obama, the inauguration or the new administration. He knew beforehand that his love for America, and appreciation for our military men & women would anger them further. But Tiger is his own man; his father taught him to be his own man.

Somewhere over that cold, gray Washington sky, old Earl Woods was smiling down on his beloved son. And there will be one more crying hug waiting for Tiger when he passes through the Pearly Gates into God’s arms.

veritas odium parit
Lex facit Regem

Jim Campbell, N0LBI
PO Box 84
Hot Sulphur Springs. CO 80451

FOOTNOTE 2:
For those who were wondering, “veritas odium parit” is Latin for “truth begets hatred,” and “lex facit regem” translates as “the law makes the king.”

The clod in the Whitehouse.

Apparently peace as I know it is over.
After all these years of getting up in the morning to face a sunshiny day and do the fun things in life I am faced with 100 equally “nationally destructive” reports out of Washington.

In my mind there are only 2 reasons.
1. The current President is totally daffed.
2. The main stream media was a miserable flop (all reporters need to get a pink slip immediately) in reporting the TRUTH.

Well I suppose it could be a combination of both.
Why do I have this perpetual image of Obama slumping in a striped wing back chair like Raggedy Andy while being interviewed?
Why does he stutter and stammer during live questioning.
What happened to the eloquent genius?
Holy smoke was all of that fake too?

Now the clod in the Whitehouse has been foolish enough to give 25 DVDs as a return gift to an English dignitary? What was he thinking? Oh I know … he was not!
What was the argument against Sarah Palin? She was not prepared?
Well at least we get to see the definition of ill prepared first hand now.
Hopefully the nation will survive.

If all of this was not so serious for our country it honestly would be drop dead funny.

baye

It is still my belief that there are a few good politicians left in Washington. Finally a few of the good Democrats are beginning to surface.

Evan Bayh of Indiana is one of them.

Here is what he has to say about the situation.

Wikipedia truth or lie?

It seems with the advent of online information at our fingertips and the great browsers being offered knowledge abounds. It use to be if you wanted information you went to school, the library or Encyclopedia. Those of us who have lived long enough have wondered JUST HOW is our history being rewritten. Are there even history books used for grade and high school any longer? And if so written by who and with what personal spin. More than that have any of these writers even been around long enough to know the truth and what are they using as reference to write?

On the internet scene springs Wikipedia. For those of you not familiar it is a collective of subject matter. ANYONE can become a member and write about anyone or anything. So how accurate and reliable is the information? Not very. Who gets to post what? I wanted to add information to Wiki so I signed up as a member. What I wrote apparently was not acceptable even though it was my own information and was in the format they requested.

Of late Wiki is deleting ANY information entered about the true history of Barack Obama. Apparently the powers that be at Wiki are not really interested in the whole truth nothing but the truth.

You can get more information about the Obama matter HERE

I have known for a while there were problems with Wiki and it was reinforced the other day when I bumped into a young radical who pointed the forum toward Wiki to support his “libertarian socialist” agenda. During this debate between the 2 of us it was clear these young students are being indoctrinated by the hard left liberals promoting anarchy.

It is fortunate that most “young whites” really do not have the true stomach to pick up a weapon and fight for much of anything. They prefer to leap on a soapbox and snivel and whine about the unjust circumstances of the world. Unjust circumstance that is CAUSED BY CAPITALISM according to those who lead them astray.

I had not heard the names Chomsky or Bookchin in a very long time so I ran a youtube search and found a debate between Buckley an Chomsky. It does give you an idea of why the young might be drawn to Utopia. It also gives a mature mind the reasons why Utopia simply does not work. Apparently the logic of “If you stand for nothing the result is NOTHING” does not compute for the young and those who wish to control them. Unfortunately the result of hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of education results in a large percent of R2D2s floating around campuses.

Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate : Part 1 of 2

Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate : Part 2 of 2