Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Note to the Sad, Unfortunate People

Remember the part in the Matrix when Neo takes his pill and then wakes up in his pod, his only known reality crashing down around him as he sees the truth?

That must be what it is like to be a sad, sorry statist. Or at least it will be when we can finally unplug them all and they can see that they have been mere pawns of the government (robots).

Bruce Ramsey of the Seattle Times did a piece on the tea parties and on little ol' moi, and it was published today. Lest you expected anything else, let me assure you that there were rude, false, illiterate, illogical, fringe, hateful comments left by some pretty tolerant lefties...

I would like to clarify some things for any of those people who may perhaps find their way here to my little blog, though I shouldn't have to, but there is only way to deal with ignorant and petulant children who like to play with grown-ups.

1. For the thousandth time: I AM NOT A MOM! I have zero, count 'em, zero children. Sheesh.

2. The majority of the nasty comments questioned the tea partiers' lack of protesting and involvement during the Bush years and the Bush deficit. For the thousandth time again: WE ARE LATE. WE ADMIT IT. WE SHOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING EARLIER.

3. That brings me to this question, which I have asked again and again, and not one Obamabot can answer me: why have you STOPPED protesting large deficits? If you protested Bush's deficits, and Obama has more than doubled those numbers in his FIRST 100 DAYS, as opposed to the EIGHT YEARS that Bush had, WHERE ARE YOU NOW???? At least I can admit that I should have been on the ball before, but you guys have NO excuses now.

4. As for the 3rd grade tactics of labeling the movement as Astroturfed, I've got a couple of things to say. As in, one of the first rules for radicals as penned by our Dear Leader's mentor Saul Alinsky specificly directs radicals to accuse their opponents of offences that they themselves are actually committing. The fallacy of their argument lies in their non-falsifiable claims. The problem arises because they are claiming a connection exists between the tea parties and the RNC or CNBC or someone, which means they must provide the evidence or proof. It is not up to us to disprove their allegations, for it is impossible to disprove something that does not exist. The burden of proof is on them and without evidence, they spew nothing but nonsense. This claim can only be proven true, the onus of which falls directly on the accusers.

5. Let's have y'all take a look in the mirror. Please tell me how protests and marches organized by MoveOn.org and Organizing for America are NOT examples of astroturfing.

First, George Soros, who runs not only MoveOn, but other left-wing activist groups and think tanks such as the Open Society Institute, Center for American Progress, America Coming Together, and the Democracy Alliance, is worth about 11 BILLION dollars. During the 2003-2004 election cycle he alone donated over $23,581,000 to various 527 groups dedicated to defeating George Bush. Didjya get that? Over t-w-e-n-t-y t-h-r-e-e a-n-d a h-a-l-f MILLION dollars. That's just his donations to the 527 groups! Now please tell me with a straight face that those organizations and their activities are grassroots! Honey, grassroots is when you have make sure that the $50 protest permit doesn't result in an overdraft of your one and only bank account (been there, done that).

Second, let's look at Organizing for America. Organizing for America is the "grassroots movement that grew out of his campaign." Uh huh. Let us look a little deeper. I pulled this straight from the website itself:

Do you see what I see? "A project of the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE." Hmm. Wait, I thought this was just a grassroots movement that was culled from the pool of supporters from the election. I absolutely adore the part at the bottom where they state that "this communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee." Really? How about this, the full screen shot:

'Nuf said.

Oh, and I'm not, nor have I ever been close to "rich." Some d-bag in the comments made the ASSumption that I was since I attended Mercer Island High School and went to the University of Oxford. Uh, hello? McFly? Poor and middle class people live on Mercer Island and attend school there. I happened to be one of them. As for Oxford, I'll be paying for that education, plus interest, for the rest of my life, thanks. Aaaand I do volunteer, and give to charity you presumptuous hack. That's just it, charity and care should come from private citizens, NOT from the swine in D.C. Talk about swine flu...

My last point is simple. When people start attacking us with ridiculous claims of "astroturfing" and racism, they have stopped debating us on the merit of our ideas and policies, which is what people used to do. They have succumbed to the lowest form of childish stone throwing. Why don't all these angry statists actually have a discussion or debate with someone of the opposite viewpoint instead of firing invectives arbitrarily? I love the Tea Party movement because it is held together by an ideal rather than by a cult of personality surrounding one man.

If you have anything else you would like add in order to correct the blatantly ignorant assumptions of the oh-so tolerant statist, please feel free to do so!

18 comments:

  1. Well, now you know you've made it when the left start calling you names, making up lies about you and your efforts, and "report" false truths about the true meaning of the Tea Parties. Congrats!

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  2. Bruce Ramsey's article was great. It's gratifying to know the Times has at least one real journalist on their editorial staff.

    Your response here to the moonbats who made the nasty comments is excellent. I'm sure some of them actually believe what they say, but a lot of it is just regurgitation of what they've heard or read somewhere else...Gosh, where might THAT be?

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  3. As a Seattlite, I was pleasantly surprised to see the article in the Times and its exploration of an activity most new outlets have ignored or scorned. Even more so to see you described as a Catholic and playing a leading role. Congrats & Take Courage! There are many of us cheering for you!

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  4. As a long-time supporter of and activist for gun rights,, I can tell you that "attacking us with ridiculous claims of 'astroturfing' and racism", not to mention accusing us of being ignorant, illiterate red necks and hillbillys, is what collectivists (AKA liberals, progressives, socialists, fascists, et al) do, rather than "debating us on the merit of our ideas and policies".

    Shortly after I retired from the Army I had a job in a tobacco shop--barely paid the bills, but I enjoyed it, mostly, until one day I crewed up, admitted I screwed up, but the liberal co-worker lashed out at me with "Can't get through that thick Army skull..." and didn't even see that there was anything wrong with what he was saying. Hint: Try it and substitute a different "identity group" for "Army." In his case--he was a retired teacher--NEA...

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  5. So anyone else get a "response" from Patty about what a great job she's doing on "reforming" health care? I just mailed her a pink slip attached to a copy of her message upon which I wrote in big black letters "YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!"

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  6. Hi Keli,

    You said the following:
    "First, George Soros, who runs not only MoveOn, but other left-wing activist groups and think tanks such as the Open Society Institute, Center for American Progress, America Coming Together, and the Democracy Alliance, is worth about 11 BILLION dollars. During the 2003-2004 election cycle he alone donated over $23,581,000 to various 527 groups dedicated to defeating George Bush. Didjya get that? Over t-w-e-n-t-y t-h-r-e-e a-n-d a h-a-l-f MILLION dollars. That's just his donations to the 527 groups! Now please tell me with a straight face that those organizations and their activities are grassroots! Honey, grassroots is when you have make sure that the $50 protest permit doesn't result in an overdraft of your one and only bank account (been there, done that)."

    Those are some serious charges. Can you prove them? What is your source for each of these allegations? Where did you get the information that "George Soros runs MoveOn.org"? Did you just make that up, or do you have a source to prove this?

    So, please publish your sources for what you've written above. A lot of us would like to know exactly where this information came from, or if you just made it up or copied it off of a website of a person who made it up.

    Thanks!

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  7. Kathleen, got my "canned response" from Murray as well. She's getting a pink slip from me also. Jeesh, they just don't get it, do they?

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  8. Hey Jcapatelli,

    "Did you just make that up, or do you have a source to prove this?"

    Try this on for size. George Soros gave $23+ million dollars to various leftist organizations dedicated to defeating Pres. Bush leading up to the 2004 election and gave $5 million to Moveon.org. Gee, I dunno, I suppose that $5 million probably got him at least a seat at the table or 'running' the org - don't you think?

    Here's your source:
    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_43/b4055047.htm

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  9. If we spend any of our time responding to irrational hateful rants from the left, it is time wasted. It is time we could have been doing what Conservatives do best, serving others, teaching others, sharing our gifts with others. The left is horribly negative and hatefilled and the only response to that can be love. We can reject the sin but love the sinner. Engaging the hate is hurting our cause. The cause of helping the victim class that the Democrats have created see the light of what a wasted life being a victim is. God did not intend you to be a victim. Overcome. Ask for help. Realize that failure is part of life and get up and try again. Self discipline brings meaning and hope, instant gratification brings disease and death.

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  10. Although Google exists, I'll list more links so people can read up on Sugar Daddy Soros.
    http://ibdeditorials.com/series4.aspx
    (this is a series of articles, please read them all.)

    http://www.americanthinker.com/search/?cx=016417505616455789357%3Amttpazkfree&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=soros&sa=Search
    (take your pick from any and all of these very well referenced articles.)

    Or just look at the wikipedia site:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros

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  11. Anonymous: "If we spend any of our time responding to irrational hateful rants from the left, it is time wasted."

    However, it is important to point out the irrationality of the left, the intellectual vacuousness, and generally ask them to support their tax and spend socialism and government interventionism. That is an important excercise in the public square - and is basically what the Tea Parties are about.

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  12. Yes, we should point out the irrationality and intellectual vacuousness of the left - not to mention the irrationality and intellectual vacuousness of the Obama administration economic policies.

    Also, we can keep bringing it back to basics - after all, the reason for the irrational, vacuous, and mean-spirited ad hominem attacks are to avoid discussion of the substantive issues.

    The clear and substantive focus of the Tea Party movement is something the left wishes to avoid. That clear focus is: repeal the pork, no more bailouts, no second "stimulus," cut taxes, cut spending, and hold congress and the president accountable.

    These are issues the left wishes to avoid.

    I know, from my recent conservative political candidacies (and from my youthful past as a socialist) that there are sincere, devoted, passionate supporters of more spending, expansive government, and higher taxes. They are entitled to their opinion, but they are wrong.

    And notice that all these sincere advocates of higher taxes also sincerely, strongly, and passionately supported Obama for president.

    Gee, didn't he claim he would LOWER tax for "95% of the people"? The leftist activists knew that was campaign rhetoric to get votes; they voted for him because they knew he didn't mean it.

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  13. The left wing wackos are a lost cause. Rational thought and logic does not exist for these mentally deranged people. If their attack on America succeeds these leftists will eventually be bitten by the hand that now feeds them. They are not bright enough to see that. It is ironic that their only hope for a decent future lies with our movement.
    Bill

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  14. What's going on with the tea party news or for that matter, http://teapartywa.org/ - which doesn't seem to be getting regular updates. I know we're all volunteers Liberty Belle! I'm just curious!

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  15. President George Bush made a huge mistake in thinking that it was best NOT to engage in correcting the lies and false charges continually served up by the radical left. He thought acting like a grown-up and tending to his duties was the way to go. He was obviously wrong. The Radical Left was left unimpeded to spread their propaganda. Now that Bush is out of office, we Conservatives and other non-koolaid drinkers must pay the price. If we learned any lesson from the last 8 years, it is to never let a lie go unchallenged.

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  16. Midnight Rider: "If we learned any lesson from the last 8 years, it is to never let a lie go unchallenged."

    These are excellent points - there was a time when we could be presidential with the lefties, even diplomatic - but they've left that sandbox and gone over to the mud. We must engage them, enjoin the battle, stand up for principles and the truth. They've got all their built-in advantages with the fawning press, Greek billions (or at least 10s of millions per election cycle), etc.

    That doesn't mean we won't have to wash their mud off of us after this happens. It's a shame - this country deserves better than that.

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  17. God bless you Keli -- you're an inspiration to all of us who dwell in the dark corners of statism, but who feel strong knowing that we hold the true light of Liberty in our hands.

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