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Princess Pelosi is lookin' purdy good - with a little help from photoshop.
Nancy Pelosi's looking pretty good for a woman who celebrated her 70th birthday last month. A little too good, according to the Washington Examiner.
Pelosi appeared on the cover of Capitol File this month, looking awfully youthful. What's her secret? Either she's a vampire, or she's received the airbrush treatment that's standard practice for any high-profile public figure. We're guessing it's the latter.
Is this why they call her "Stretch"?
Laura Bush may be the most beloved First Lady in recent American politics. Her gentle, unassuming demeanor, and her clear distaste for politics made her a favorite even among Democrats.
But she was not without strong opinions, even if she didn't voice them directly.
Mrs. Bush has a new memoir "Spoken From the Heart" coming out May 4th and I can't wait to read it.
Here are a few reasons why:
"... she writes with dismay of Sen. John Kerry answering a presidential debate question about the subject by mentioning that Vice President Cheney's daughter, Mary, is a lesbian. "Beside me, Jenna and Barbara gasped. They were utterly stunned that a candidate would use an opponent's child in a debate."
She's none too happy with Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the mean things they said about her husband, President Bush. She calls out the House leader for calling Bush "dangerous" and the Senate majority leader for calling him "a loser" and "a liar."
"Subsequently, in a private, one-on-one meeting in the White House Cabinet Room, Reid said to George that he would stop calling him names. But he didn't stop," she writes.
Nevertheless, the Bushes continued to invite both to the White House for events "repeatedly," and "when the Queen of England visited in the spring of 2007, Pelosi danced in the White House in her long ball gown."
She has a few other scores to settle with the press, and she names names:
The New York Times' Jason DeParle interviewed her "in a tone that was adversarial and more than a touch offensive." Jim VandeHei, then at The Washington Post, appalled her in Egypt when, during a presentation by the director of the Giza pyramid excavation project, he "elbowed his way to the front of the press pool, climbed onto the pyramid plateau and began shouting out questions" about Egyptian politics. As an ever-watchful monitor of how her husband was portrayed in the press, she confronted Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times for using in a story an anecdote about George W. Bush at Yale that Laura Bush writes wasn't true. "While the truth may not be as interesting, it is the truth," she chides.
Read more at the WashingtonPost.com
Boycott California, Buy Arizona and Here's How....
Tell California progressives to pay attention to the problems at home...ahem.
The Half Million Dollar Deputy Police Chief and other San Francisco Fat Cats..
ahhhh overbloated city salaries....the gifts that keep on taking.
Obama sends goose-steppers in riot gear to a peaceful Tea Party protest.
Retired US Military Oppose Obama Israel Policy
"Sleepy" Napolitano says everything in Arizona is under controlllllllllllllllllll................
BIG difference between how the MSM covered a La Raza/SEIU immigration rally in SF and what the tea party heard.
We've got the video......and it's pretty scary.
Protect OUR rights FIRST
Hip Hop Republicans Deny Tea Party Racism
Ahhh the attention to detail in the MSM.....http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/washington-post-confuses-obama-with-malcolm-x/
Blogs and headlines.. from your infidel
President and founder of the Pleasanont/NorCal TEA Party, Dr. Bridget Melson has issued a notice of a San Francisco boycott to 10,000 TEA Party patriots strong and counting. Tri-Valley Patriots and East Bay Patriots also support the boycott.
Founder Melson says, "I am very worried about this country. This is no joke here. It is not getting any better and in fact, it is going downhill fast. This is how civil wars start. I say spend your money anywhere else than in San Francisco, vacation elsewhere, dine elsewhere--if you protest here, bring your own food, coffee and water."
Then we have the fact that Obama is trying to dictate what happens in AZ by saying that "this is a poorly conceived law".
Over 70% of the citizens of Arizona are in favor of enforcing the state immigration measure and yet President Obama still tries to get overly involved and states that “you can try to make it really tough on people who look like they, quote, unquote look like illegal immigrants. One of the things that the law says is that local officials are allow to ask somebody who they have a suspicion might be an illegal immigrant for their papers -- but you can imagine if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona, your great, great grandparents may have been there before Arizona was even a state. But now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.”
"Ok," says Melson, "so let's allow these illegal's to continue to kill hard-working Americans who have a RIGHT to be here?"
Tea Party Patriot Diane says, "I wonder what the results would be if they took a poll on how many CALIFORNIANS would like such a law as Arizona's enacted here! My guess is an overwhelming majority."
"Although I continue to preach respect, at this point I having a difficult time preaching that when it comes to our inept local and state representatives (referring to Mayor Newsom, Los Angeles councilwoman Hahn, and State Senate Pro Tem, Darrell Steinberg). They certainly are not respecting us. They have clearly gone over the edge here. I hope this is a wake up call to ALL--Democrats, Republicans and Independents that the power hungry progressives have taken over. It is not about party lines at this point--it is about your freedom of choice and being improperly represented", Melson says.
May Day Protest in SF for AZ : Saturday May 1, 2010 - 2pm San Francisco, Civic Center at 24th and Mission, sponsored by the Golden Gate Minutemen. 24th & Mission and march to Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco.
Pass the meth, please.
I hangin' with the dude, Mancow Wednesday morning at 6:30 CT and 4:30 a.m. PT. Just kidding about the meth - I'm really dosing on organic green tea. That stuff is wild!
Warriors for Congress, of course.
Handsome devil, huh? Here's a secret. Mancow and I are from the same hometown. Uh-huh. Kansas City, Missouri.
Both of us got out of town when we were mere babes.
And both ended up in the crazy town of radio.
Oh, sure, Orange County Assemblyman Chuck DeVore's US Senate campaign may lag in the pollsand in the fundraising race. But they're all over the new media stuff -- have won awards from political types for their Tweeting. And then there's Chuck's pioneering iPhone app.
But still, Chuck's name recognition lags. So this week Team DeVore launched an old school effort to bump it up through an ol' fashioned billboard campaign. Just like this:
Chuck DeVore for Senate campaign
Chuck D from the OC coming to a freeway near you
Where did Chuck D from the OC get the idea for the $100,000 campaign? From where every conservative, Tea Party-endorsed Senate candidate does: From Hollywood!
Whaa? Stephen K. Bannon, writer-director of "Generation Zero"conceived of the effort. The other Hollywood type -- as do many conservatives there -- preferred to remain anonymous...presumably so he could work in town again. Just guessing there.
Also helping with layout and artwork: DeVore's 18-year-old daughter, Jennie, who appears on the kids' show (freaky coincidence alert!)iCarly. And no, the campaign confirms, she isn't the second, unnamed Hollywood connection.
Said Bannon: "The concept of placing Chuck Devore in front of the Constitution was a natural. Chuck's entire career has been about service to country and defense of our basic freedoms. We are glad to represent a growing section of the creative community that actively supports Chuck Devore's candidacy for the Republican nomination for United States Senate."
Oh, by the way, those of us in Northern California won't be seeing Chuck D blocking out the sun on a freeway near us. Closest we get, according to these maps, is somewhere around Madera on Highway 99. Who's up for loading up the kids in the minivan for a road trip to see Chuck's billboard?
See that really cool graphic design to the right side of the page? My pal Chuck DeVore fiercing guarding our constitution? Well, the DeVore campaign is using that Hollywood inspired iconic image on a billboard across California, and asking folks to donate $100 to put up as many as possible in the busy corriders of commerce around the Golden State.
The billboards, most of them 48 feet wide, begin their run on Monday in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties, as well throughout the Central Valley.
Billboard locations can be viewed at the DeVore for California website:
The object is to retire Senator Boxer. Everyone knows what a tough campaigner she is, so they set out from the start to innovate, to blaze a new path to victory.
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore said, "Our campaign has won awards for innovation in social networking and for the first-ever statewide candidate iPhone app. This stunning billboard image is a continuation of that effort."
The billboards were the brainchild of two of DeVores conservative Hollywood supporters, with DeVores 18-year-old daughter completing the layout and artwork. They feature Mr. DeVore standing, with arms crossed in front of an image of the Constitution with the words from the oath of office, Support and Defend, along with ChuckDeVore.com and U.S. Senate. The campaign said the objective was to create a buzz among Californians concerned about their lawmakers viewing adherence to the Constitution as unimportant.
Stephen K. Bannon, writer/director of "Generation Zero" and one of the Hollywood conservatives who conceived this effort, said, "The concept of placing Chuck Devore in front of the Constitution was a natural. Chuck's entire career has been about service to country and defense of our basic freedoms. Chuck Devore's public life is inextricably linked to his defense of our Constitution. We are glad to represent a growing section of the creative community that actively supports Chuck Devore's candidacy for the Republican nomination for United States Senate."
A recent poll commissioned by Capitol Weekly showed DeVores support starting to surge at 14.5 percent of likely Republican primary voters, only 2.6 percent behind Carly Fiorina and 16.1 percent behind Tom Campbell. At least $1.8 million of issue advocacy and independent expenditure ads have recently launched to educate voters about Campbells support for massive tax increases and other liberal positions.
Check it out at ChuckDeVore.com.
Chuck DeVore: The Next Ronald Reagan, But Better
Get behind him...one month to go
The "Forgotten" Armenian Genocide, 95 years later.
Obama refuses to use the word "genocide"
"I am Calling You" New Sarah Palin video....wow
Commie Tunes TV
Connect the dots...George Soros to.....everything
Immigration Reform: WIll Democrats do it without Republicans?
Question for Barack Obama?
PBS: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
The seamy underside of Islamic culture
The murder rate in Chicago this year equals the military deaths in Afghanistan
Good News for Team Chuck.
SFGate's Joe Garofoli has the story...
"...If you're head-scratching over the latest Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research Company poll numbers --- showing Orange County Assemblyman Chuck DeVore getting within arm's reach of second-place Carly Fiorina in the US Senate after trailing badly for months -- we may have an explanation. From the actual indepedent pollster who ran the numbers.
Adam Probolsky tells us that this is one of few -- perhaps the only major poll out there -- that has used the candidates' actual ballot description when describing the candidates. So Chuck D from the OC is identifed as "Assemblyman/Military Reservist." And Carly is "Business Executive." Front-runner Tom Campbell is "Economist/Business Educator."
Voters rely on that kind of stuff. No, not the junkies reading a political blog. Real voters with better things to do...with all due respect, dear reader. Chuck D told us the other day that his campaign's internal polls show the same thing when his ballot designation is used.
"A 'business executive' isn't what voters are looking for here," Probolsky told us.
Campbell, 30 percent. Fiorina 17 percent, DeVore, 14 percent. And "unsure" 35 percent.
Team Fiorina discounts the poll, saying there weren't enough Republicans polled.
"While these numbers are inconsistent with every public and private poll taken recently in this race, the one thing that is consistent across all polls is the fact that the biggest winner in them all is 'undecided," said Team Fi's Julie Soderlund.
Team Campbell couldn't help a bit of a gloat noting that according to Fiorina's last expense report, her campaign has spent $230,000 for her HindenBoxer and Demon Sheep videos.
And DeVore's Joshua Trevino said "If she can't beat Tom Campbell, and with all of her money, Carly Fiorina is only tied with Chuck DeVore, she should drop out of the race."
Even pollster Propbolsky said that unless Fiorina starts dropping more cash on advertising "and turns on the switch" she might find herself in trouble soon."
Kelsey Grammer at La Cage Aux Folles Broadway Show Opening Night
HE may be the only Republican celebrity in America who is in love with a drag queen. Kelsey Grammer, former star of Frasier, the hit television comedy, has startled his conservative fans by helping to launch a right-wing broadcasting network days after receiving rave reviews for his performance as a gay nightclub owner in a Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles.
By night, Grammer dresses up as a seedy entrepreneur besotted with the transvestite star of his Riviera revue. By day he appears in an internet video promoting the RightNetwork, a controversial television venture aimed at followers of Sarah Palin and the right-wing rebels of the Tea Party movement.
Grammer’s unusual double act has thrust him to the heart of a long-running debate over political bias on American television and whether or not the success of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News has opened the door to other forms of conservative-influenced entertainment.
It has also exposed one of America’s most popular actors to unpleasant personal attacks as critics from both left and right question his political beliefs and intentions.
“He is opening in a Broadway show that depicts a part of the culture that the Tea Party wants to hold back,” noted Lance Smith on the Mediaite website. “Mr Grammer is a hypocrite.”
As one of the few Hollywood actors to be open about his Republican sympathies, Grammer was a lonely supporter of President George W Bush and has flirted with running for the US Senate, but has also acknowledged that he is liberal on many social issues.
On the network’s new website, Grammer appears in a series of videos promoting programmes that will be broadcast on television and the internet this summer. These include a reality show about novice political candidates, expected to be members of the Tea Party; a comedy show called Right 2 Laugh; and a series on politicians and pundits who play poker.
“We’re creating a welcome place for millions and millions of Americans who’ve been looking for an entertainment network and media channel that reflects their point of view,” said Ed Snider, a cable television magnate and one of RightNetwork’s top investors.
Grammer has invested heavily in the television venture but Elizabeth Snead, of the Dish Rag media blog, questioned how enthusiastically he would be received by Tea Party supporters concerned that the Republican party is not conservative enough.
“We have to wonder if Grammer is the right choice for a Tea Party network that is... clearly meant to appeal to audiences in — how shall we put this — middle America,” said Snead.
(From Melanie: Ms. Snead clearly doesn't "get" the Tea Party movement which is linked together primarly by people who share deep concern about economic issues, rather than social issues. In case Ms. Snead hails from Rio Linda, that's jobs, debt, and healthcare. Got it? Now don't make me explain this again.)
Blogs and Headlines--Arizona governor is my she-ro!
Dave Harmer hopes to win back a GOP seat for the San Francisco bay area in CA CD #11
Tea Party in Fresno Protests CSU Speech of Weatherman Terrorist Bill Ayers
More charges against swim coaches in the USA pre-Olympic swim program
2nd Navy SEAL is acquitted...one more to go...
Congressman Cao: The Louisiana Purchase keeps on buying
Surprise, Surprise Obamacare will Raise Taxes
What was Steve Israel blabbering about??
Earth Day 2010 in the rear view mirror and that's a good thing. Eco-hypocrisies redux
Leading Islamic website calls for world-wide jihad...
Politco has decided that the Tea Party movement is much ado about nothing. In fact, as one GOP consultant says about the liberal media view of the newly found energy "The peasants are revolting."
It's that attitude that's revolting. If you can stomach the most condescending reporting ever imaginable, go here.
If not, just check out these few paragraphs, but don't say you weren't warned.
"....2010 is the year when news organizations have decided to prove they get it.
And get it. And get it some more.
Part of the reason is the timeless truth in media that nothing succeeds like excess. But part of the reason is a convergence of incentives for journalists and activists on left and right alike to exaggerate both the influence and exotic traits of the tea-party movement. In fact, there is a word for what poll after poll depicts as a group of largely white, middle-class, middle-aged voters who are aggrieved: Republicans.
But just read the succession of New York Times stories, profiling newly energized activists who are “bracing for tyranny.” Or follow the dispatches of the CNN crews who went along with two national Tea Party Express bus tours. Or delve into the crosstabs of polls conducted in the past few weeks by the Times, CNN, and, POLITICO about the opinions and demographic characteristics of tea partiers. Or check out the blogger the Washington Post hired to chronicle their movement.
The findings have been unveiled with the earnest detachment of Margaret Mead reporting her findings among teenage girls in Samoa.
Indifference has given way to curiosity, and —in recent weeks especially— to a nearly manic obsession that sometimes seems to place the tea partiers somewhere near the suffragettes and the America-Firsters in the historical ranking of mass political movements. "
...I love this first story compiled by our friend JJ at Uncoverage the Right Idea - I think you'll enjoy it too.
Congressman Murtha's Criminal Investigation Continues, Even after his Death.
Former ACORN CEO Calls the "Tea Party" a Bowel Movement.
I suppose Bertha knows feces when she sees it.
Michael Steel Kerfuffle: Inside Report says RNC Spends $1.09 for every $1.00 Raised.
Senate Florida Race: Democrats Love Cristie the GOP Crap-Weasel
Oba-mots Echo White House Propaganda on the GM "Turnaround"
Love the Brits! The UK Telegraph Top Ten Volcano Jokes
Obama's Federal Banking Bill--what does it allow him to do? Fidel and Hugo would love to have it.
Weatherman Underground bomber and Obama-bud William Ayers is going to speak at CSU-Fresno
with only a days' notice. Sarah Palin is scheduled to speak in June to CSU Stanislaus and there's a huge
controversy and an AG investigation. Where's the outrage over Ayers?http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/terrorist-weatherman-bill-ayers-to-speak-at-csu-fresno-this-week/
Republican National Committee Chairman Steele Spent at LEAST $340,000 on a Hawaii meeting.
Time to resign now, Michael Steele.
Obama to Rally in San Francisco for "Tootsie" Barbara Boxer...ever notice the resemblance
to Dustin Hoffman in drag??
We've got it all coming up tomorrow in Marin County...your final reminder that there's a cocktail party for Chuck DeVore at the Peninsula Tennis Club in Tiburon at 6:30 Wednesday evening.
Chuck would love to meet and greet you. I will be there, too. Here's the invitation circulating around the 'net.
I wanted to remind you about the special event being held in Tiburon with California Senate Candidate Chuck DeVore. Chuck is currently running against Carly Fiorini and Tom Campbell for the Republican nomination seeking to displace incumbant Barbara Boxer. The event takes place at the TPC tomorrow April 21st from 6:30-9pm and will include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Special guests will also include radio personality Melanie Morgan. I have attached the invitation in this email or you can go to the URL for event information. http://www.theelephantsclub.com/flyers/tiburon_event.pdf Chuck will be speaking on numerous topics that shape our future and will be taking questions. This will be an intimate affair and I hope you can make it.
For the past 6 years Chuck DeVore has been a California State Assemblyman serving on the Revenue and Taxation Committee, the Veterans Affairs Committee and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. Prior to being an elected official Chuck worked in the aerospace industry for 13 years. He served as a Reagan White House appointee in the Pentagon from 1986 to 1988. As Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs he worked with Congress to advance foreign and military policy. His initiatives helped develop the Arrow Anti-Ballistic Missile program. Chuck graduated from Claremont McKenna College and served in the Army National Guard for over 24 years retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal among others. Chuck is also the author of the internationally acclaimed novel, "China Attacks".
Chuck DeVore, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, met with The Chronicle's Editorial Board on Tuesday.
Republican Chuck DeVore, the state Assemblyman from Orange County, is running to the political right of both of his rivals -- Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and Republican Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina.
He revealed himself in his interview with The Chronicle's Editorial Board as a strict constitutional constructionist, an experienced military man with a strong grasp of foreign policy, and a strong believer that the government's place is the economy is to stay out of it. A "tonic" for the economy, he said, would be a reprise of the Reagan era, when President Reagan cut the size of the federal register in half.<
DeVore was questioned by members of The Chronicle's Editorial Board, beginning with Editorial Page Editor John Diaz, followed by Debra J. Saunders, Caille Millner, Marshall Kilduff and Lois Kazakoff. Chronicle staff writer Joe Garofoli and political editor Michael Collier also pitched questions.
To hear the interview, click the icon below. A video version with audio will replace this audio file by Thursday.
Sen. Barbara Boxer is having a bad hair month.
Does the President's visit help or is it an Obummer?
More coverage of the San Francisco Tea Party ---
Zombietime has hilarious roundup of how we outed the counter-protestors,
and how the fake protestors countered the opposition..it can only be San Francisco!!
Will Israel Attack Iran's Nuke Facilities and How Would it go?http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/will-israel-attack-irans-nuke-facilities/
CNN's Don Lemon: Another Race-baiting, Tea hating Media Lemming....pfft
Way to stay on message, ma'am.
Melanie Morgan (foreground) with Sally Zelikovsky (Bay Area Tea Party Organizer)
The youth of America - bless his heart.
Don't let the MSM lie to you. Our side turned out hundreds of people in the liberal belly of the beast, San Francisco. Thousands in Alameda, and in San Jose. Estimates run as high as 30,000 for the entire day.
Ha. Those lefty wing nuts think they can fool us, but they can't.
-photo credit to Larry Marso, a guy with a good eye.
President Barack Obama says that he is "amused" by the Tea Party movement in this country....but it's no laughing matter anymore.
Look at the Pew Poll posted at Lucianne.com and intrepret the results for yourself.
And what is the 20 percent of the population doing while the rest of us are working to take our government back?
Answer: Staging Fake Tea Parties.
I'm speaking at a fundraiser for Califoria Senate candidate Chuck DeVore - here's the invite from Chuck so please come!
Tiburon Local Residences are Hosting a Special Event with Chuck DeVore, April 21st
Proud Patriots of Northern California for a Cocktail
Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate
Wednesday, April 21st 2010
6:30pm – 9pm
Tiburon Peninsula Club
1600 Mar West
Tiburon, CA 94920
*Special Guests will be Melanie Morgan and other local Bay Area Politicians
Download a PDF version of your invitation here.
Paid for by DeVore for California - www.chuckdevore.com
By Move America Forward Saturday, April 17, 2010
Hood River, OR. – Move America Forward has been contacted by local police in Hood River and informed that a woman named Susan Crowley went to the Hood River police today and pleaded with them to arrest Debbie Lee immediately, for inciting a riot. Susan Crowley who is a member of ‘Columbia River For Peace’ the group organizing that anti-military ‘conference’ is described on their website as a former attorney and the person who initiated the protest against Insitu.
“I’m not the one they have to worry about,” said Debbie Lee, the mother of a hero, Marc Alan Lee the first Navy SEAL to be killed in the war in Iraq. “There has never been any sort of violence initiated by our side at a rally I’ve spoken at or organized by Move America Forward,” she continued, “Cindy, on the other hand, has been arrested more than a dozen times, she’s been banned from the White House and whole cities, I’ve never been arrested. I think Cindy is afraid of a little dissenting opinion and she has to be afraid that our crowd of patriots is going to be a lot bigger than her little crowd of antagonists.”
But they picked on the wrong Mama.
Debbie Lee doesn't back down from CodePink or anyone in defense of our country.
Shocker: MSM discovers that Senator Barbara Boxer is vulnerable, and can be beaten by any of the Republican candidates.
Huh. Imagine that.
"... like many incumbents, Boxer is paying a price. The mortgage crisis turned new developments into ghost towns, and the state's unemployment rate hit a modern record in March. The number of residents fleeing the state has outstripped those coming in, and illegal immigration remains an unresolved problem.
There is a budding tea party movement eager to shake up Washington, and voter surveys suggest those voters tilt Republican. An independent Field Poll last month found Boxer running about even with DeVore, Fiorina and Campbell.
More troubling: More than half the state's independents, the swing voters, have an unfavorable opinion of the senator.
Boxer "is part of the political system that wants to grow the government," says John Millrany, 71, a semi-retired public relations executive and political independent who once was a Democratic Party volunteer.
"I think the government is growing too large," he said outside the library. "The entitlements and the taxes are bound to go up."
Come on over to Vacaville, California today for the great event at the Three Oaks Community Center, 1160 Alamo Drive.
That's where I'll be this afternoon, alongwith Brian Sussman of KSFO radio, and my friend Chuck DeVore, who is running for U.S. Senate against Barbara Boxer.
Join us! It'll be fun! I'll sign some books and smile pretty at all the fine patriots who want to meet and greet local and state political candidates.
Also, sign up for our website newsletter Warriors for Congress which I'll explain more about at 6:00 this evening.
Matthew Beach is the type of tea party voter political strategists of all stripes have a hard time understanding. Beach got off Wednesday afternoon from his job working on helicopters at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., and along with his wife, Jessie, got in his 1999 GMC pickup to drive overnight to Washington, where he arrived in time for Thursday's lunch-hour Tax Day at Freedom Plaza.
Before he left home, Beach hand-lettered a sign for the event. It read: DISAPPOINT THE GOVERNMENT: BE RESPONSIBLE, SELF-RELIANT AND KIND.
I'll have a more comprehensive write-up of some of the things I saw at the protest today, but here are some highlights.
During his election campaign, President Obama made a very clear and unambiguous promise: If your family makes less than $250,000 per year, then none of your taxes will be increased -- period.
But in order to gloss over the tax increases contained in Obamacare -- on the sick, the uninsured, and durable medical equipment -- President Obama is trying to alter that pledge in the middle of his term
That’s the story of the Hurricane: Once again, Carly Fiorina is shocked – shocked! – to learn of alleged unsavory, perhaps illegal, conduct by employees under her watch as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. As all good Calbuzzers know, Hurricane Carly has already professed to know nothin’ about nothin’ to do with HP’s shipments to Iranof hundreds of millions of dollars of products, through a third party company, during her tenure.
Now comes the Wall Street Journal (subscription) to report that the SEC and the U.S. Justice Department have joined the governments of Russia and Germany in investigating allegations that HP went to the wallet for $11 million in bribesto win a lucrative contract with the Russian prosecutor general’s office, while Fiorina was in charge. So, for the second time, iCarly is rolling out her see-no-evil, hear-no-evil act:
“Carly has no knowledge of these alleged actions,” said her spokeswoman, Amy Thoma. “When she served as the CEO of HP if she had been aware of any illegal or inappropriate behavior by any employee she would have taken action immediately to terminate the parties involved.”
Which leaves four possibilities:
1) Double agents in the German and Russian governments, joined by moles in the SEC and DOJ, have all been duped by demon sheep in the Chuck DeVore for Senate campaign into leaking word of a baseless, phony investigation.
2) Fiorina, who never stops boasting of what a swell job she did as HP CEO, was simply ignorant of what was going on in her own company.
3) The whole messy business has slipped her mind.
4) She’s lying.
Calbuzz bets: 2) or 4).
A fabulous day in the belly of the Beast...San Francisco, California... where I was honored to speak to the Tea Party Protestors.
On Thursday April 15th 2010 the Bay Area Patriot's, or what has also become known as theTea Party, held a rally in San Francisco's Union Square. Hundreds turned out to express their dis-interest and frustration with the President of the United States and other members of the Federal Government. April 15th is also known as tax day.
You can find out more information about them at their website,http://bayareapatriots.com/index.htm
More coverage from around the state and the country:
Michael Macor / The Chronicle
Holly Hutchinson of Mountain View shows her support of the Tea Party movement at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Thursday.
(04-15) 17:29 PDT-- Thousands of people have gathered at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton this afternoon for a "tea party" to protest the passage of the recent federal health care bill and to call for lower taxes.
The event is timed to coincide with the deadline for filing federal income taxes.
The crowd milled about past booths selling T-shirts, and many carried American flags.
Listen to the Sean Hannity show between 12:00 and 3:00 PDT today as I discuss WarriorsforCongress and the future of the Tea Party Movement.
Please join me tomorrow with thousands of other Tea Party Patriots who are gathering to protest the out of control government we are now suffering under - as Rush calls it "The Obama Regime."
I will be appearing at Union Square in San Francisco at 5:00 in the afternoon. There are HUGE rallies around the Bay Area, including the Pleasanton Fairgrounds, and in San Jose, as well as mini-rallies around town.
Pick one. Get up and go there.
Do something. Our country needs us.
Now, in other Tea Party News:
Tea Party "Crasher" is now being investigated by his employer...turns out he was doing his
cyber-geeking while on the public dole....and he is even geekier than we imagined.
Tea Party Etiquette for Tax Day...marching orders from Tea Party Patriots
http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/tea-party-etiquette-for-tax-day/Tea Party #1: Boston!
Don't let the left define you: Embrace the bag, the video.
Canada has been taxed enough already too!
Astronauts come out of retirement to blast BHO
Obamacare will even micromanage your breasts...or someone's. It would be
funny if it weren't so sad.
This is the crowd at the mainstream media called 6,000 Tea Party supporters in Searchlight, Nevada three weeks ago.
Watch out, Dem’s….there are changes coming your way.
You gotta check out this dude, dudes and dudettes.
Jesse Kelly, military veteran, running for Congress in Arizona.
He needs our help!
Jesse Kelly, candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 8th District, led a squad of the first Marines into Baghdad in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In true Marine fashion, he was among the first in the nation to challenge Obama and the radical liberals in Washington by announcing his candidacy for Congress in April 2009.
A businessman, husband, father of one (and another on the way), Jesse entered the race as a non-politician, private citizen, in order to defend freedom. In the past year, he has gained national attention, leading a movement of Warriors fighting for limited government, fiscal sanity and free market solutions. It's that Marine attitude…the will take this country back from the brink of socialism...that has led him to the successes he has had in the past year.
Jesse's district is one that was held by a Republican for 22 years (Jim Kolbe) before retiring in 2006. That year, the seat went to Gabrielle Giffords, a self-proclaimed Blue-Dog Democrat, who has since voted for Obamacare, Stimulus, the Bailouts, Cap and Trade and the out of control Pelosi Budget. In a district that registers 13,000 more Republicans than Democrats, the seat is being eyed by experts as a "toss up," ripe for a pick-up by the GOP. Jesse's campaign is an excellent mix of grass roots and money, having raised over $375 thousand dollars, while directly contacting over 18,000 voters in daily door-to-door walking parties.
Jesse faces a primary challenge by the establishment-moderate wing of the Party, in former state Senator and former lobbyist, Jonathan Paton, who only entered the race around the time of Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts. Paton, who was in his time in the state legislature, named a "Friend of Big Government" by American's for Prosperity has voted for then Governor and Now Big Sis, Janet Napolitano's budgets that bankrupted the State of Arizona. Furthermore, he has voted against tort reform, he has voted against school vouchers, and he has flip-flopped on the no tax pledge, vocally coming out against it in 2009, but later signing it in 2010. Paton has a lot of money, being funded by the establishment moderates in the state, but he is facing a large backlash by those who see a clear choice between he and the conservative, Jesse Kelly in southern Arizona
Jesse, on the other-hand is the clear conservative choice in AZ-8. Jesse has been endorsed by Mark Levin, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Mike Pence, along with other conservative state and national leaders. He has surrounded himself with local business professionals, free market economists and physicians in order to craft the best possible policies for our nation.
The future of the Republican party and the future of the balance of the House of Representatives can all come down to Arizona's 8th District. That is why Jesse Kelly needs the help of conservatives from around the nation!
Monday night on The Andrea Shea King Show, comedian Victoria Jackson of Saturday Night Live and comic Jimmy Labriola of the TV series Home Improvement joined us for a half hour of hilarity.
Victoria Jackson raises the flag at the Buffalo NY Rally
I climbed aboard the Tea Party Express Gold Bus when we left the Syracuse Rally for the three hour drive to Albany where we’ll do a rally on Tuesday morning. The Gold Bus is where the TPX entertainers make their home on the road. In the front of the bus is a lounge-type seating with face to face leather bench seats, a small galley, and a small all-purpose table.
Sitting up front were Lloyd Marcus and wife Mary, singer/songwriter Diana Nagy, Victoria Jackson and her daughter Aubrey, Jimmy Labriola, and me.
At the appointed time, I dialed into the show where Dave has been doing hosting duties while I’m on the road. Dave introduced the show, set things up and then turned it over to me. And that’s when the fun ensued. Jimmy and Victoria took over the show with their spontaneity. You do not want to miss it. Nearly 30 minutes of solid off-the-top-of-their-head comedy gold. And why not? We had two stellar entertainers coming to you live from the Gold Bus. It’s how we roll…
Listen to the show by clicking here.
Show producer Dave Logan discovered this video produced by David Jaggot and Christian Hartsock of RightNetwork.com and posted it at his site. Just in case you haven’t made it over there, I’ve grabbed it and posted it here for your convenience. It captures the Tea Party Express National Tour. Perfectly.
Hello Patriots! It’s Melanie Morgan here! Please join me and U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore for a virtual “meet and greet” coming up TONIGHTApril 12th at 7:00 p.m.
I would like YOU to get to know Chuck like I know Chuck by joining us for this conference call and asking any question you like.
RSVP today at http://chuckdevore.com/teaparty/
Again, the call is tonight, Monday, April 12th , at 7 pm for this very important get together of like minded conservatives in cyberspace. I think you’ll like what you hear.
People who want to participate in the call go to: http://chuckdevore.com/teaparty/
and/or dial into: 7
Access Code: 583596
North Myrtle Beach, SC -- A major national organization, Warriors for Congress, http://www.warriorsforcongress.com/ that's supporting a select group of only eight combat veterans nationwide running for Congress, announced that they are endorsing North Myrtle Beach's Katherine Jenerette in her bid to become the U.S. Congressman for the 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.Jenerette is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War Operation Desert Storm and is still serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve and an Army Paratrooper assigned to Ft. Bragg. Jenerette was named last week by Melanie Morgan, a nationally known radio host, TV personality, and fundraiser for pro-military causes, who is the Chairman of Warriors of Congress. Previously, Morgan co-founded Move America Forward, the nation's largest grassroots, pro-troops nonprofit.Morgan said, "Katherine Jenerette is a role model for American women and all members and veterans of the military. She's the first female paratrooper ever to run for Congress, and she's truly exemplary in her commitment to conservative values, the Constitution, and to our country."
This morning, a $500.00 donation arrived after my appearance on the Brian Sussman Show, and many smaller ones.
Thank-you Bay Area!
Katherine Jenerette, Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch, Dr. Joe Heck, Vaughn Ward, Jesse Kelly, Chuck DeVore, Andy Harris, and Duncan Hunter, Jr. really appreciate your help.
If you are anywhere near a radio tomorrow morning at 7:35, please tune into the Brian Sussman Show on KSFO, 560 AM in San Francisco.
I'll be joining Brian and Officer Vic to discuss Warriors for Congress, the brand new PAC we have started to help military veterans smash the Democratic opposition and lead us out of the liberal wilderness, with your help of course.
On Aprl 14th I'll be appearing on the Dennis Miller show at 7:34 AM PDT. Please check your local listings.
I'll also be on with Sean Hannity later in the week and I'll alert you to that when we get the confirmation information.
PLUS, tomorrow night, don't forget that we have a LIVE Town Hall Meeting in cyberspace with U.S. Senate Chuck DeVore. Click onto his website www.chuckdevore.com to make a reservation to be with us, and for the actual LIVE UStream.tv broadcast where you can query the candidate!
Lots of stuff going on - are YOU prepared to take your country back?
UPDATE: Join me on the Barbara Simpson Show on 560 KSFO Radio at 4:30 this afternoon to discuss Warriors for Congress, and the virtual Town Hall that we are participating in for Chuck DeVore, the Warrior for Senate. That broadcast takes place Monday at 7:00 p.m. Go to www.chuckdevore.com for more details!
Continue reading, please.
We're on the ground and we're taking it back - the country, that is.
Folks, I have been involved in the conservative movement for over 17 years, and I can tell you that I have never been more excited than I am at this moment.
I am proud to announce that as of tonight, I have launched a Political Action Committee (PAC) called WarriorsforCongress.
My partner Catherine Moy and I are going to use all of our expertise, contacts, passion and experience to take the Tea Party energy that is moving across the land to the next level.
It's not enough to be angry anymore. We have to funnel our pride in our country and disdain for the liberals into electing men and women who can lead us out of the political morass that is ruining America.
Cat and I have selected 8 individuals who are war veterans - serving either in Iraq, Afghanistan or other global conflicts - and we are trying to raise money for them to win their election contests this June and then hopefully, into the November election.
Using our experience in the pro-troop community, we are here to give a voice to the true patriots of this country. These heroes don't hve money, don't have a voice, and have already given their hearts, minds and bodies - we have to give back to them!
I need your help.
I am asking for you to do three things: 1) go to our website www.warriorsforcongress.com (the website goes live at 6:05 PDT)
2) sign-in and get our free newsletter and
3) contribute to these races.
Okay, here's the fourththing we need you to do - VOTE.
Read all about the candidates we have selected. They are the leadership we crave. They have already sacrificed for our country and they are ready to take us where we need to be to revive our conservative principles.
Our United States military men and women are the best trained, most dedicated, and people of the highest character. Let's reward them with our trust on election day.
Tonight, I'll be explaining all of this on KMBZ radio in Kansas City, Missouri at 8:05 CDT.
Tune in to Darla Jaye's show. Next week, I'll be live on Brian Sussman's show on KSFO in San Francisco, 560 AM, and then Sean Hannity later in the week plus Dennis Miller, as well as other programs that I'll alert you to.
Get us started right now by checking out www.WarriorsforCongress.com and make a donation if you can. $5.00 or $2300 (the maximum allowed under law) will go to help these strong young men and women (check out the gorgeous Katherine Jenerette, Army reservist) who need our support.
Thank you so much!
The Tea Party Express credited its influence on Friday in "defeating" Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak--a key target of the conservative activists who barreled into his district a day earlier to rally against him.
"The surprising announcement that Congressman Bart Stupak is abandoning his campaign for reelection shows the power of the tea party movement," the group's political director, Bryan Shroyer, said in a statement.
"Stupak was no longer able to hide his betrayal of conservative principles because the tea party movement was determined to educate the voters in the district," he said.
Stupak, a pro-life Democrat representing Michigan's 1st congressional district, was under attack by the tea party movement and other conservative groups for his vote in favor of the Democratic health care legislation.
"I absolutely credit the mere threat of us coming through his district," Tea Party Express chairman Mark Williams told FoxNews.com. "We put the nail in the coffin."
The Tea Party Express, one of the most visible factions of the movement, rolled into Bessemer, Mich., late Thursday to stage a rally targeting Stupak. The group also launched an aggressive ad campaign against him – with the group’s political action committee, Our Country Deserves Better, pledging $250,000 in radio and T.V. ads aimed at ousting him from office.
The group had planned 11 rallies in the state over the next three days, protesting Stupak's controversial vote and calling for his swift resignation.
Williams said Stupak's announcement on Friday in no way disrupts their plans.
"Now it becomes a celebration of the process and the power of the people," he said.
Andrew Breitbart has offered a 100K to anyone who can prove that the N-word or spitting was hurled by conservatives angry at a bunch of left-wing Democrat pols as they marched into Congress after the Health Care vote, as claimed by Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver and John Lewis.
Now the AFL-CIO chief claims he saw it, yessir, he saw it happen. He seen it witt his own eyes!
Byron York has more on the story here.
Two Republicans hoping to replace Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer debated in her former home turf of Marin County on Wednesday, but the combatants in the only Senate primary debate scheduled for the Bay Area spent a lot of time talking about two women who weren't there: Boxer and their GOP rival, Carly Fiorina.
Former South Bay Rep. Tom Campbell and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, R-Irvine, both blasted Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, for declining an invitation to attend. Fiorina, who also skipped a debate last month in Southern California because she said she didn't trust the moderator to be fair, spent the day campaigning in the Central Valley and Salinas, where she touted her endorsement by the 81,000-member California Farm Bureau. She plans to attend a televised debate next month in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile in San Rafael, at an event sponsored by the Marin Conservative Forum, Campbell and DeVore entertained a boisterous audience of 275 people like a couple of familiar friends, starting moments before the 90-minute debate when they mugged for photos DeVore shot of the two of them on his cell phone. Minutes later, Campbell said, "I think it's time to compare our Constitutions," then they pulled out the pocket-size Constitution each carries and the audience roared.
They mentioned their missing rivals nearly a dozen times in the debate's first 10 minutes, with Campbell noting that a national magazine had named Fiorina one of the worst CEOs in American history. "Perhaps that's the reason she didn't care to share the podium," Campbell said.
But DeVore, who has been endorsed by the Tea Party Express branch of the anti-tax movement and has courted its followers extensively, said their first job "is to clean up the Republican Party and make sure it stands for something." Too often, he said, it has compromised with Democrats.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is used to sailing with the prevailing political breeze, but this year she is heading into a storm.
"Certainly I think this year is different than previous years for Boxer," said Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll in California.
Last month, the Field Poll found Boxer virtually tied with each of three potential GOP opponents and she actually lagged behind one, former Rep. Tom Campbell, by a point.
The day the poll was released, Boxer assured reporters she could handle the challenge, telling them, "All my races have been hard."
But this race could be different, say analysts.
"I don't believe there has ever been a time when she was trailing in any measure," DiCamillo said. "I would label this seat this year as very competitive and a tossup seat."
Boxer's threatened re-election bid is tied to her image among voters, which has worsened in recent months. The Field Poll in January found registered voters viewed her favorably, 48 percent to 39 percent. But those numbers nearly reversed themselves by March, with Boxer's unfavorable rating rising to 51 percent and her favorability score dropping to 38 percent.
DiCamillo says Boxer was damaged in part by the passage by Democrats of the president's massive health care program. Other political analysts say Boxer has sagging poll numbers because of the anti-Washington sentiment across the country. California is suffering from 12.8 percent unemployment and a massive state budget deficit.
We’re the Tea Party Express, and we’re rockin’ to your townWe’re the Tea Party Express, and we are gettin’ downGettin down on the issues, shoutin’ it out loudWE THE PEOPLE! Can you hear us now?
Show Producer Dave Logan is holding it down for us from NorCal Command and has a special photo on his post (a hit tip to a special someone who’s been integral to our communications) that includes the line-up for today’s events:
DAY 12: The Tea Party Express will make its swing through Wisconsin, stopping for rallies in Milwaukee–9:30 am; Green Bay–2:00 pm; Eau Claire–7:30 pm. All times CDT.
TPX COVERAGE: Tea Party Express, Tea Party Express TV and TPX tour schedules are your best links for tour news and information. And you can attend rallies via your computer by hitting the TV link. Wm and Selena Owens do a great job of producing all TPX TV coverage.
AND SPEAKING of coverage, dedication and all-around TPX spirit, Terresa Monroe-Hamilton at Noisyroom fills her blog throughout the day with updates. Trying to keep up with her is a full-time job. Tour officials are most thankful for the work she does in support of TPX III. And in between TPX updates, she finds time to include other important items as well. How about this video of LTC Allen West, who’s running for Florida’s 22nd congressional district. Great leader.
**TONIGHT–The Andrea Shea King Show broadcasts “live” from somewhere in the Wisconsin area. Tune in at 9 pm et. Call us at 646-478-4604.
To see lots of pictures from the rallies we've been to, go to Radiopatriot.wordpress.com
Lee Rodgers is endorsing a candidate in the U.S. Senate race. For the first time, like, EVER.
Is it Carly? Is it Tom? Is it Chuck?
The answer coming up right after this commerical message (just kidding.)
Even in blue-state California, uber-liberal Senator Barbara Boxer ("Call me Senator, not ma'am," she lectured a U.S. military officer) has an unpopularity rating that would indicate a vulnerability to a Republican challenger. The question is which challenger. Carly Fiorina has a background in the big-time corporate world and a bulging campaign war-chest. Chuck DeVore brings a record of principled conservatism in the state legislature. Has the prototype for this sort of match-up been seen before? Let us recall State Sen. (now congressman) Tom McClintock versus Arnold Schwarzenegger in the race to replace Gov. Gray Davis. The battle cry of the Republican moderates was, "Only a moderate like Arnold can win." Win he did. And what did Republican party actually win? A RINO who sold out on virtually every principle for which he and his party ostensibly stand, including fiscal responsibility. One need only look at the financial ruin that is California today to recognize that Arnold makes Gray Davis look like Calvin Coolidge, by comparison. This is not to say that Carly Fiorina would follow the time-dishonored path of other RINOs. But a surer bet not to be another John McCain in the Senate is Chuck DeVore. DeVore's military background is as intelligence officer. That commodity has been seriously lacking in the GOP.
Egging a Tea Party Express bus? No yolk.
Two weeks ago, yours truly was standing aboard the Tea Party Express bus when I heard a sharp noise. As an experienced former combat reporter, I feared the worst - gunfire.
Instead of ducking lead, I was watching egg splatter.
On our vehicle.
Andrea Shay King has been keeping tabs on the rest of the story and Levi Russell, the Tea Party Express III Communications Director, has written a piece for Big Government about the egging of one of our buses in Searchlight NV last week.
Police nEGGligence In Tea Party Bus Egging Case
by Levi Russell
It’s been about a week since eggs thrown by Harry Reid supporters exploded onto the windshield of the Tea Party Express bus as it rolled through his hometown of Searchlight, NV. The crime, reported to police just moments after it happened, was ignored by local authorities, who wouldn’t return phone calls and dodged responsibility with a line stolen from bad police movies, “Nothing we can do, that’s not our jurisdiction.”
[Read the whole thing here]
"MODERATION” STRIKES AGAIN!
I left California for Arizona several years ago and did my broadcasts from my own studio. While Arizona is not without its fiscal problems, they're minor compared to the train-wreck in California. They developed, however, because Janet Napolitano succeeded in convincing some gullible swing-voters that she was a "moderate" Democrat. Then, once in office, she demonstrated her "moderation" by running the state into debt paying for typical liberal social programs.
Now a Republican governor is trying to repair the damage and the legendary Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County (Phoenix) has announced that he's going to run for the job. The pro-illegal-immigration crowd is in a tizzy, of course, but the debt run up largely on freebies for illegals under Napolitano has opened many Arizonan's eyes. The idea that, as head of the Department of Homeland Security, she would "secure our borders" induces gales of laughter in the Grand Canyon State.
The hiring of Michael Steele as party chairman by the Republican National Committee was obviously, from the start, an affirmative-action tactic. Typical of the kind of blundering that has cost the Republican party the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, the so-called "leadership" was apparently playing a misguided racial-politics game when they selected Mr. Steele. A game of, "They have a black president, so we'll counterbalance with a black... party chairman??!!" Only the kind of political hacks who've risen to positions of leadership in the Republican Party could possibly see that as equivalence. One of his first acts as the new chairman was to pick a fight with the most prominent conservative voice in America, Rush Limbaugh. That was the first clue that Mr. Steele was not going to be a party unifier. Now comes the sex-club scandal; the spending of party funds for an outing to a nightclub specializing in bondage acts. Perhaps the evening was intended to dramatize the position in which Mr. Steele has placed his party: tied-up and whipped. There's nothing wrong with the party having a black chairman, but the first priority should be qualifications of the sort Mr. Steele clearly lacks. Now his defenders within the party establishment are faced with the uncomfortable dilemma often faced by managers in the private sector forced into unwise hirings under what is manifestly a racial quota system: they've hired somebody they can't fire.
(Ed. Folks, Lee Rodgers has a blog and knows how to use it. From time to time, I'll be re-posting his musings. You can read for yourself at www.radiorodgers.com)
President Obama's relationship with the truth is about as conforming as Jesse James in his marriage with Sandra Bullock (sorry, Sandy!)
Check out Matt Welch at Reason Magazine here.
Here’s how predictable the president’s slippery relationship with the truth has become: Hours before the State of the Union address, Washington Examiner reporter Timothy P. Carney posted a “pre-emptive fact check” that, among other things, prebutted any presidential claim to have “stopped the revolving door between government and corporate lobbying.” As it happened, that night Barack Obama made an even bolder (read: less truthful) claim: that “we’ve excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs.”
In fact, more than 40 former lobbyists work in the administration, including such policy makers as Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn (who was lobbying for Raytheon as recently as 2008), Office of the First Lady Director of Policy and Projects Jocelyn Frye (National Partnership for Women and Families), White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz (National Council of La Raza), and Treasury Secretary Chief of Staff Mark Patterson (Goldman Sachs).
When Carney confronted a White House spokeswoman with the falsehood, she conceded nothing. “As the President said,” she wrote, “we have turned away lobbyists for many, many positions.” Just not all of them.
...at the Washington Examiner. Lots of sizzling reading today!
"In coming days, this newspaper will ask every other committee chairman and ranking minority member to take the Frank Pledge and promise to keep staffers-turned-lobbyists away from their committees."
Hugh Hewitt, Examiner Columnist
"This utter lack of graciousness from the Oval Office won't increase the dismal 34 percent approval the president gets on health care."
Bill O'Reilly, Examiner Columnist
"Believe me, I saw so many loons in my Catholic school days that I should be a Buddhist. But it is the theology, not the church leadership, that keeps me in the fold."
James Jay Carafano, Examiner Columnist
"As the U.S. deterrent shrinks, others will step up -- not down. The president arms control 'road' is more likely to lead to a new arms race, rather than to 'zero.'"
Mark Hemingway, Examiner Columnist
"The media would rather report shallow observations about the president they find reassuring than the facts that would make their readers uncomfortable."
Gregory Kane, Examiner Colunmist
"I've listened to black senior citizens for years who swear that America went to hell in a handbasket once God or any mention of God was kicked out of public schools, with condoms being let in a short time later."
Disgruntled Democrats Joining Tea Party Movement. Very cool.
Kicked off the day on this beautiful wam and sunny Saturday of Easter weekend with a rally on the capitol steps in Little Rock, AK. You’ll see by these photos that it was a friendly, America-loving crowd– the same type as seen at every other stop we’ve made in the week since beginning this tour in Searchlight, NV last Saturday.
I just want to say that the characterization of tea parties made by Rep. Steve Cohen couldn’t be more wrong. Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit posted about it earlier today:
Awful lib Rep. Steve Cohen compared tea party protesters to the KKK in an interview this week. Of course, he has nothing to back up these hateful accusations but it’s not like the media is going to correct him. We all know that won’t happen.News Alert reported:
Rep. Steve Cohen:
“The tea party people are kind of without robes and hoods. They have really shown a very hardcore angry side of America that is against any type of diversity. We saw opposition to African-Americans, hostility towards gays, hostility towards anyone who, you know, just wasn’t a clone of George Wallace’s fan club.”
Do you suppose Cohen will apologize now that Rep. Cleaver admitted the spitting story was all made up?
Here’s the video… (read more and see other pictures at this link:
Next Stop: Tupelo MS at 4:30 pm CDT
Keep up with the Tea Party Express III - "Just Vote Them Out" national tour events schedule at http://TeaPartyExpress.com
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The Tea Party Express roll along, despite the crappy weather. It's a great day, rain or shine, to be a citizen of this wonderful country. More from ThirdWaveDave here.
Bill O'Reilly Pays Legal Bill for Fallen Marine's Father
Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 9:37 PM
Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew A. SnyderDied March 03, 2006 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom20, of Finksburg, Md.; assigned to Combat Service Support Group 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died March 3 from a non-combat-related vehicle accident in Anbar province, Iraq.
The Westboro cult picketed Matthew's funeral. Earlier today it was reported that the Marine's father is being forced to pay the cult's court costs.
America's top rated cable news host Bill O'Reilly announced tonight that he will pay the legal fee for the father of fallen US Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder who sued the Westboro cult after they picketed his son's funeral. The father of Albert Snyder is being forced to pay the Westboro cult's court costs.Newmax reported:
No. 1 cable news host Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday that he will personally write a check to cover $16,500 in legal costs for the father of a fallen U.S. Marine who sued the members of a church who picketed his son's funeral.
According to news reports, the members of the Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, Kan., believe that God is punishing the United States because of its acceptance of gay people. The church garners attention for its views by protesting high-profile funerals.
On March 3, 2006, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder died in a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar province in Iraq.
"He was a hero and he was the love of my life," said Albert Snyder, Matthew's grieving father.
During the wake that was held after his son's funeral, family members turned on the television to view coverage of the massive procession involving over 1,500 persons. They saw the church members waving signs and protesting the funeral.
"I just stood there in shock," Albert Snyder told O'Reilly in November 2007.
"I couldn't believe that somebody would do that to somebody else. I mean, I didn't know what to say.
"Finally, somebody yelled, 'Turn off the television.' But I just stood there in shock. I can't believe there's somebody that would actually do that to soldiers."
Albert Snyder filed a federal lawsuit against the church, and a jury awarded him nearly $11 million dollars for invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. But the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the verdict on the grounds that the church's First Amendment right to free expression must be protected.
Adding insult to injury, the court also ruled that Snyder would have to pay $16,500 to church members, to defray what they spent to defend themselves in court.
It was a tough blow for the father, who was already trying to raise the funds needed to appeal the Court of Appeals verdict to the U.S. Supreme Court.
On Tuesday's The O'Reilly Factor, however, the host stepped forward.
"That is an outrage," he said. "I will pay Mr. Snyder's obligation. I am not going to let this injustice stand."
Hat Tip Not Intimidated
Bill O'Reilly, you are a patriot.
I called Sean E. Summers law offices this morning and asked how we can help. They already set up this website- http://www.matthewsnyder.org/.