1. Rick Larsen's town hall is today. Organizing for Obama has sent out an email to people in this state, urging them to attend on behalf of his health care "reform." See below:
Our representatives are under attack by Washington insiders, insurance companies, and well-financed special interests who don't go a day without spreading lies and stirring up fear. We need to show that we're sick and tired of it, and that we're ready for real change, this year. Please come to the town hall, and make sure that the most powerful voices in this debate are those calling for real reform, not angrily clamoring for the status quo.
While I am still angry at the deliberate misrepresentation of the people opposed to Obamacare, I am beginning to find these attempts at slander extraordinarily pathetic. How desperate does a President have to be to vilify the very citizens he purports to represent just because they disagree with his policy? Sad and pathetic. Hear the violins yet? Get to the Aquasox Ballpark at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett by 2:00 p.m. today in order to get there before the hoardes of union members.
2. Jim McDermott's private meeting for 34th district Democrats is in West Seattle. It is a private meeting, again showing that McDermott fully and publicly admits he only represents the Democrats in his district. He forgets that he still represents everyone, regardless of voting for him or not. I think he needs to take a civics class or something to refresh his little memory. We will be outside the meeting with our signs against Obamacare, and asking Jim why he refuses to meet with anyone except his own party. 7:00pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA.
3. You know how we are counter protesting every Thursday in Bellevue on the corner in front of the Whole Foods? Some of us have been worried that the Whole Foods would somehow try to stop us (even though they cannot, they could cause us a headache if they wanted to), but I am no longer worried about that. Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal, written by John Mackey, the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market Inc. Turns out he's staunchly opposed to any government takeover of health care. I think we'll be just fine on Thursdays...
4. Patty Murray, one of the two Senators that we here in Washington have been cursed with (I say cursed because I think it's horrific when your own representative in Congress refuses to meet with you or any of your fellow constituents) is again asking for "personal" health care stories. She did this before and we all sent her some of our own stories, sharing with her our reasons for opposing government run health care. Well, she was picky and these are the two stories she chose to talk about last time:
The Catastrophic Cost of Living Without Care. I told the stories of two Washington residents who lost their jobs, lost their health care, and ultimately lost their lives. Janet in Seattle and Kelly in Puyallup both felt that something was wrong, but put off going to the doctor because they no longer had insurance. By the time they finally decided to go in, it was too late – Janet had stage four throat cancer, and Kelly died of an ovarian cyst the morning of her appointment.
Well, it is time to send your stories again. Though we know she will never use them because they detract from the picture she wants to paint, at least her staff will have to spend their precious time reading through our letters. In fact, maybe you should make your letter long and appearing as though you are in support of Obamacare, and then at the very end tell them why you oppose it. You can find contact info for all of Senators and Representatives here. Lastly, my friend who gave me this tip says:
Please submit your best story and along with it your opposition to the government forcing gov't run medical care on us, and ask everyone you know, who is against gov't health care, to do the same. It may be a good idea to also submit your stories in multiple formats, via the links in the following newsletter, fax, and snail mail. I'm also sending each elected official a copy of my letter to each of their local & DC offices. And to Maria Cantwell and Jay Inslee, too.
5. Here is another trip down memory lane with our dear and peaceful leftists. Gosh, I just wish that these town halls were as peaceful and loving as the protests staged by the left...
When Bush visited Portland, Ore., for a fundraiser, protesters stalked his motorcade, assailed his limousine and stoned a car containing his advisers. Chanting "Bush is a terrorist!", the demonstrators bullied passers-by, including gay softball players and a wheelchair-bound grandfather with multiple sclerosis. One protester even brandished a sign that seemed to advocate Bush's assassination. The man held a large photo of Bush that had been doctored to show a gun barrel pressed against his temple. "BUSH: WANTED, DEAD OR ALIVE," read the placard, which had an X over the word "ALIVE."