Friday, April 17, 2009

Thank You's and Random Bits - UPDATED - ACTION NEEDED!!

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Just a quick note.

I was so busy yesterday catching up on things I had put off due to planning the tea party, that I haven't had a chance to say THANK YOU to all of the volunteers for their time, their input, their equipment, their support, and so on. You guys are the greatest, and it could not have happened without any of you. It certainly could not have happened without the sound equipment, so a great, huge, giant THANK YOU for that!

I would also like to tell everyone that we are working hard at adding all of the names and email addresses to our database, and we are aiming to be done by Sunday. My goal is to send out a "what comes next" action plan for the next few weeks. We have to transcribe all of the written info into Excel, and we are unpaid volunteers, unlike some other "volunteers" or "activists" that I know of...

As a last thought for now, I would like everyone to consider using your hard earned dollars wisely. This means really asking yourself if you want your purchasing power to support ideologies or ideological people with whom you disgree. I just read something on Drudge about another liberal actress saying really awful things about the people who attended tea parties, and I thought, why does she get any of our money? I mean she was downright nasty and I just finally thought, forget this. She is enormously wealthy because regular Americans choose to spend their money on her shows and films. No more for me. Think about where you are spending the little money that the government allows you to keep.

And don't forget to keep checking up on Tea Party Washington! It is under construction, but should hopefully be a resource for all of us!

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Update! URGENT ACTION ITEM!!!

From one of the Olympia Tea Party organizers:

Situation:
Who can come out tonight (Friday) at 5 PM for about 45 minutes? I need 75 people to fill seats and stare down our representatives. As we were having our TEA day events in Olympia two days ago - some of your Legislators had cooked up a bill to RAISE YOUR SALES TAX!

I testified this moring at the 8 am public testimony hearing along with Tim Eyman and a few others. Dozens of activists were clammoring to raise your taxes again.

Directions:
From Exit 105 follow the signs to the Capitol (this is different than City Hall). Go straight through all the lights and you are on the diagonal street with parking. Meet me at 5 PM at the O'Brian House Office Building, Hearing Room A. Tonight's meeting is an Executive Session (no public testamony). Wear a big tag that says "TEA" on it or similar. They will get the message.

Arrive 15 minutes early. Hearing room A is on the first floor of O'Brian about 1/2 way down on the right. The O'Brian bldg is on the other side of the Capitol dome from where we had our rally Wednesday. If you cannot make it that's fine, really I understand. If you can make it please call me 360-923-1080.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Almost 1,000 in Downtown Seattle to Protest Spending and Socialism! Updated Count!

Update: The count was actually around 1200!

Before I go to sleep tonight, I would just like to say, aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh. Patriotism is so sweet.

Well done Seattle. We must be hitting a nerve because my almost hate mail has certainly increased just over the course of the day. Well done indeed. Oh! Steven Beren and I were also mentioned as co-conspirators in the Huffington Post's article about the "real" timeline of the tea party movement. I feel sorry for the dopey emo kid that spent her entire day researching the links for the article. It's like reading a Harriet the Spy novel. It goes something like this:

February 11, 2009
8:35 a.m.
Liberty Belle eats breakfast and asks her fiance for a lift to work.

February 11, 2009
10:46 a.m.
Liberty Belle takes a poo.

February 11, 2009
5:12 p.m.
Liberty Belle and Steve Beren both have dinner AT THE SAME TIME!!!

It's awesomely pathetic. Thanks HuffPo!

There are many things I'd like to say, but I'll only say a couple for now. To all the people that are whining like babies about, "Where were you for the last eight years while Bush ran the deficit up??" Let me say this.
1.) If you are referring to the Iraq War, you must first ask if you are speaking to someone who supported that effort. Stop ASSuming everything. There are/were plenty of groups that opposed that spending, as well as the spending today. However, for those that do support the spending on the war, or for defense in general, the argument is simply that the Constitution explicitly enumerates national defense as one of the federal government's actual responsibilities. Whereas, bailing out a failing, private company is nowhere in the Constitution.
2.) I fully admit we are late to the game. Ya got me. I wish I had been on the ball a long time ago. Bush pre-socialized America for the Great Socializer, Obama, and that will forever upset me. However, allow me to ask you a question. IF you protested outrageous spending for the last eight years, how do YOU justify the frantic and sudden about face on that issue? Do you no longer care about national debt or deficits? I think it is much more strange to be against "wasteful" spending for eight years and then drop the issue like a hot potato than to simply be late to picking up a protest sign. I wonder how you sleep at night knowing your Messiah is going to T.R.I.P.L.E. the deficit, according to his very own Congressional Budget Office. I wonder how you look in the mirror knowing that your Savior is spending more than ALL PRESIDENTS COMBINED (including Bush and the Iraq War) in only his first two months. I wonder what it's like to have an Obamasm. It can't be pretty.

Sorry to all the hopey changey miscreants out there who are freaking out at the thought of real Americans (you know, the ones that pay taxes, unlike 6 of Obama's cabinet nominees and the current head of the IRS/Secretary of Treasury) finally fighting back.

Eat it.

Pleasant dreams everyone. Thank you for your efforts. It has been another wonderful day of 1st Amendment proclamations.