Friday, May 22, 2009

You Might Be a Republican...

Hehehe. A really light hearted article from American Thinker to enjoy on this sunny Friday. Here's a taste:
If you think the experience of voting "present" 129 times, writing a second autobiography while in office, never holding an executive position and beginning a run for President just one year into a first Senate term is more impressive than being mayor of a city, oil & gas commissioner of a state that provides up to 20% of the country's oil and gas, and governor of that state while enjoying a 90% approval rating, you might not be a Republican.

While funny, this article is pretty spot on. Maybe this should just be the Republican platform... if it's okay with Jeff Foxworthy of course...

Odds and Ends

Call your Representative NOW to tell them to vote NO!!!!!! on the cap and raid legislation!
House of Representatives switchboard number (just ask for your rep): (202) 224-3121

To commentor, Conservative Homeschooler, yes, you may display it proudly!
(For personal use only please)

To commentor Kevin, I am not on MySpace, but if you would like to post an event there, that would be wonderful!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Divide and Conquer

Straight from the national Tea Party site, Tea Party Patriots, comes the warning about the cap and trade legislation that is making its way out of committee.

How does this affect your pocket book?  Everything you do from turning on the shower in the morning and brewing that first cup of coffee, driving the kids to school, turning on your television, cooking dinner and reading by the light of a nightstand will be taxed.  Each time you flip a switch you will be taxed.  Each time you purchase anything that was produced using energy will be taxed.

See what the Heritage Foundation has to say:

Read about more devastating facts: 

A great comment that was left on the Tea Party site gives us all some advice about the Reps. and Senators that don't care about your opinions if you do not live in their districts or states:

We have reports of some Senators' and Representatives' offices telling people they don't really matter if they are not from a Sentor's state or a Representatives district. If you get anything like that, ask them if they have read the news about Proposition 1A in California. Tell them that the Tea Party Patriots brought their national organization to bear in California, and crushed the politicians at the ballot box. Advise them that we will be posting their responses on our site, and if they don't listen, our national organization will make sure that they pay the price at the ballot box.

It never ends folks, I am sorry to say. But never give up! Call them now!

I Think I'm Going to be Sick

A little light health care reading from our friends over at National Review. Get ready for that Obamacare...
The plan would not initially create a government-run, single-payer system such as those in Canada and Britain. Private insurance would still exist, at least for a time. But it would be reduced to little more than a public utility, operating much like the electric company, with the government regulating every aspect of its operation.It would be mandated both that employers offer coverage and that individuals buy it. A government-run plan, similar to Medicare, would be set up to compete with private insurers. The government would undertake comparative-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness research, and use the results to impose practice guidelines on providers. Private insurance would face a host of new regulations, including a requirement to insure all applicants and a prohibition on pricing premiums on the basis of risk. Subsidies would be extended to help middle earners purchase insurance. And the government would subsidize and manage the development of a national system of electronic medical records.

Check it out and read the whole article. Then, when you are sufficiently steamed, get some poster making materials and get ready for May 30th.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Still Waiting for a Real Argument

There is TOO much funny stuff today! Check out this email I just got from the One about health care. I am including the parts that are supposed to a.) scare you, b.) tug at your heart strings, or c.) inspire you.

Trying to scare you:
As we know, challenging the status quo will not be easy. Its defenders will claim our goals are too big, that we should once again settle for half measures and empty talk. Left unanswered, these voices of doubt might yet again derail the comprehensive reform we so badly need. That's where you come in.
When our opponents spread fear and confusion about the changes we seek, your support for these core principles will show clarity and resolve. When the lobbyists for the status quo tell Congress to hold back, your personal story will give them the courage to press forward.

Trying to make you cry:
I know personal stories can drive that change, because I know how my mother's experience continues to drive me. She passed away from ovarian cancer a little over a decade ago. And in the last weeks of her life, when she was coming to grips with her own mortality and showing extraordinary courage just to get through each day, she was spending too much time worrying about whether her health insurance would cover her bills. She deserved better. Every American deserves better. And that's why I will not rest until the dream of health care reform is finally achieved in the United States of America.

Trying to lift you up:
Last November, the American people sent Washington a clear mandate for change. But when the polls close, the true work of citizenship begins. That's what Organizing for America is all about. Now, in these crucial moments, your voice once again has extraordinary power. I'm counting on you to use it.

Do you feel threatened/saddened/inspired enough to let go of all the of the principles and values you hold dear? Can you imagine if a Conservative leader used and exploited people and stories the same way that Obama does in this email (about his mother) and the socialized medicine rally people will (by bussing in elderly and disabled people and seating them in the front rows)? Talk about feeling sick.

Listen up 'Bam, make your case for your health care plan without using your own mother's suffering and death as the supporting argument and raison d'ĂȘtre. It is unbecoming of a President, disrespectful to your mother, and gross.

Democrats on Speed

Bwuaahh ahah hahah hahahah ahha.

Excuse me. Though I am laughing out loud, this is serious business. The Drudge Report links to a WSJ article about the Democrats hiring a speed reader to get through the monstrously sized climate bill that awaits passage out of committee. The "funny" part:
Republicans on the committee have said they may force the reading of the entire 46-page bill -- as well as major amendments that measure several hundred pages -- all aloud.

Funny right? Funny that one party is contemplating forcing the rest of Congress to actually read the freaking bill. Why does a member of Congress have to be forced into reading any bill?? Especially one which has such damning consequences for every American and the entire economy? Keep laughing. It gets better.
Republicans haven't tried the tactic, but Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D., Calif.) is prepared. A committee spokeswoman said the speed reader -- a young man who was on door duty at the hearing as he awaited a call to the microphone -- was hired to help staffers.

How long are we going to sity idly by while these gold-diggers continue to make a mockery of our system? Remember, they work FOR YOU.

Question: Why didn't Republicans invoke this procedure for the stimulus bill?


Do you get a sinking feeling (or rising nausea, or both) when you read about some giant, collectivist march or rally that just happened in your city, and you did nothing to show your opposition? Do you wish that you could go back in time and at least show up so that your point of view is represented and the other side does not speak for you? Do you hope that someday people will stand up and show the world the immorality of stealing from one person to give to another under the guise of "the greater good," which basically amounts to buying votes?

The unions, socialist and communist groups, and special interests are getting together to have a nationwide rally to support Obama's vision* of single payer health care on May 30th. Unlike all the years prior to this date, we are finally organized enough to make a stand against them! This is why we gathered email addresses at the Tea Parties! So please join us, on May 30th, 2009, to stand against socialized medicine, and attend the Funeral for Health Care. (Facebook users click here)

1. Check out the opposition's websites: the national site here, and the Seattle site here.
2. Aim to show up around 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. across from Westlake Park which is at 4th and Pine in downtown Seattle. They plan to show up around 3:00 p.m. but will probably have people there much earlier.
3. Please make sure to stand across Pine St., on the side of the mall, Westlake Center. As our ranks grow, we will extend northeasterly towards Macy's.
4. If you would like to dress up to fit in with our theme, please wear funeral type clothing (dark, formal), or dress as a doctor/nurse/patient with handcuffs, chains, etc. You do not have to dress up!! Some people love this idea, some people hate it. As we are believers in individual rights, please dress in whatever manner you deem appropriate.
5. Bring signs! I'll post some ideas for signs in the next few days, but here are a couple to whet your appepite:
"Health care reform: Yes! Government run: No!" or my personal favorite so far, "Single Payer is Single Worst Solution!"
6. Pick up some flyers from our organizers (you will know who they are when you see them) that have positive, free market alternatives for health care and hand them out if you are interested.
7. Learn the words to Amazing Grace, or bring them on a sheet of paper. You can find the lyrics here.

Tips for handling the opposition if they try to harass or incite you:
1. Simply smile, hand them a flyer, and start singing or humming Amazing Grace.
2. If you hear someone singing Amazing Grace, JOIN IN! The other person is probably trying to avoid a confrontation with an opposing protestor.
3. Find one of our organizers.
4. Find a police officer. I am in constant contact with the police and I feel that the event will go down smoothly and safely. They are aware of our plans and are in control.

We are not the permited event and do not want to disrupt them!! We are there to peacefully make our viewpoint known, so that they do not get to shout to the world that there is no opposition to single payer health care.
Do not give in to any of their provocations. We are better than that.

A word about transportation:**
They are so well organized and highly funded (ahem, astroturf anyone?) that they are bussing in people from all across the state - especially elderly and disabled people to sit in the front rows, to exploit the vulnerable in order to be more "telegenic."

We are not funded at all. If you can, carpool and caravan, take public transportation, etc. Otherwise, there are parking lots all around this area downtown where you will be able to park your car, or you may be able to find street parking.

NOTE: Their rally starts at Pratt Park and follows a marching route through downtown. They will go 18th Ave. to Jackson, Jackson to 4th, and 4th to Westlake Park. They have received permission to close this route to cars, so keep this in mind as you plan your travels.

*At an AFL-CIO rally during the campaign, Obama made this statement, "A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. And as all of you know, we may not get there immediately."
**If you are interested in this information, here are their bus routes being used to bus in people from around the state. Why not hitch a ride with them if you live in another county? SNAP.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Seattle Area Tea Partiers!

Check out a friendly and local blog!

Eastside Tea Party

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I'd Leave Home Without This Any Day

My friend Michael sent this to me on Facebook.