Friday, June 19, 2009

Patriot Academy - I Got In!

I have some wonderful news! I was invited to apply, and was accepted into, Patriot Academy. This is a very special honor because they allowed me to apply in spite of my age. You see, the age limit is 25 and I am 29, so I feel very lucky to have been granted this opportunity.

A short description of Patriot Academy, via their website (linked above):
Patriot Academy is a five-day political training program where students age sixteen to twenty-five learn about America's system of government from a Biblical worldview. Each summer, young people from around the nation come to the Texas State Capitol to form a fully functioning mock legislative body, drafting legislation, debating bills and passing laws. Students participate in fast-paced, interactive workshops on media relations, public speaking, campaigning techniques and the founding father’s philosophy of government. Current and former elected officials and experts share their personal experience in government and discuss today’s most relevant issues. Today, Patriot Academy is the premier conservative political training camp in the nation, training young people to effectively engage in every aspect of government, whether as an elected official or an active citizen. As our students are equipped to effect change for the issues that matter most to them, Patriot Academy is fulfilling its vision to raise up a new generation to lead the change in America.

As this is training young people to be future leaders and candidates, we are required to fundraise our tuition to the program. There is a House of Representatives program, and a Senate program. Again, I have the honor of being invited into the Senate program in spite of this being my first year attending the training.
The cost of tuition, room and board, materials and my flight totals about $1,200.00. I must have my full tuition no later than July 7th, 2009.

I am asking you to support me, and my "campaign," by making a donation of any amount. $1, $10, whatever you can, and would like to give. Please take a look at the website to see if this is something to which you wouldn't mind donating your hard earned money.

Please make your check out to The Torch of Freedom Foundation and mail them to - 
The Torch of Freedom Foundation
PO Box 586
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
NOTE: Please be sure to email me at with your full name and address and the exact amount of your donation. I am required to fill out donation forms just like a real candidate.

In my spare time (haha) I have created a brand called Dirty Capitalist Pig (logo below.) It is copyrighted and all that jazz, and my fiance and I look forward to developing it into a full-blown business soon. I have designed my logo, and I would like to use that as an apparatus to earn money for Patriot Academy. I am now selling custom made t-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers, etc. with my logo on them. Therefore, if you are interested in donating to my cause as well as obtaining a totally original, custom made, awesome t-shirt, you can do both! 

To purchase your custom made t-shirt, please email me at so that we can discuss your order in detail. I'm trying to set up a Paypal system for people who are interested in this option. Again, I must be finished with my fundraising by July 7th, 2009.

Thank you for reading this and have a Liberty filled weekend!

Upcoming Tea Parties and Other Events!! Please Share!

Hey everyone! It is time to get moving again! Remember how much electricity there was in the air around the Tax Day Tea Parties on April 15th? Well it is time once again to shout out, at the top of your lungs and your blogs: It's Tea Party time again!

Here's what you need to know:

What: Olympia Independence Week Tea Party Rally & Picnic
When: Saturday June 27, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Heritage Park, 330 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA
Info: Bring your family, friends, and a picnic to show your resistance to tax-and-spend policies at Heritage Park in Olympia, WA, just steps from the Capitol. Speakers, games and music are on the agenda. Speakers include Thomas Paine (Bob Basso) and Floyd Gregory Brown. Keynote speeches to begin around 12:30 pm.

What: Mount Vernon Tea Party
When: Saturday June 27, 12 noon to 4 pm
Where: Corner of College Way and Riverside Drive (JoAnn's parking lot), Mt. Vernon, WA

What: Monroe Tea Party
When: Friday July 3, 4 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Highway 2 and Leiws Street, Monroe, WA
Contact: For more information, go to the July events calendar at

What: Prosser Tea Party
When: Friday July 3, 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: Albrecht Building, 325 Wine Country Rd, Prosser, WA

What: Mercer Island Tea Party Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
When: Saturday July 4, 12 noon to 3 pm
Where: Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA
Contact: or
Info: Speakers include Attorney General Rob McKenna, activist Liberty Belle, Bellevue City Councilman Conrad Lee, Cheryl Haskins, David Castillo, Steve Hammond, and Luke Esser.

More 4th of July Tea Parties in WA State:

For a listing of all Tea Parties and other events please visit our new Washington Tea Party website! For a listing of national events please visit Tea Party Patriots!

Don't forget to put the following dates on your calendars NOW!

July 17th - Nationwide Mini Tea Parties to fight Universal Health Care

On July 17, Tea Party Patriots across the nation will rise up and gather for one hour in front of the US Senate and House offices in their districts to protest government-run health care. These Mini-Tea Parties will begin at 9:00 a.m. (PST). There will be no speakers or formal program. This will simply be patriotic citizens showing up at the offices of their elected representatives and saying NO to their destructive plans with signs and peaceful protest. Holding simultaneous events across the country will maximize the impact and the media coverage. More details to come, but start thinking about this now!

September 12th - National Tea Party Taxpayer March on Washington, D.C.

It’s time to take the tea party movement directly to Washington, D.C. Please join thousands of local organizers and grassroots Americans from across the country as we gather in our nation’s capital to deliver a message to the politicians: Enough! We are gathering on 9-12-2009 to deliver our message in person that we’ve had enough! Check out the Tea Party Express and National Taxpayer Protest websites.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mafia Tactics of The Big O

I'm back! But just for a moment on this post. Check out this post from American Thinker about multiple IG's who are all in the middle of politically sensitive cases being fired by the Obama Administration!! Hmmmm... Anyone else feelin' hopey or changey?