Friday, July 31, 2009

Health Care Videos

Washington Policy Center has put together three videos on the health care issue. (Hat tip: RealB)





Time for a Military Suffrage Movement

Check out my inaugural post at none other than AMERICAN THINKER!!!

If you tweet, then please consider tweeting with #militarysuffrage to help raise awareness about this issue!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Counter Protest Tomorrow! Spread the Word! Updated!

Tomorrow.
Thursday.
July 30th.
5:00 p.m.
Corner of 116th Ave. and NE 8th St.
Bellevue, WA
Bring signs.
Water.
Passion.
Fighting spirit.

Bring it all.

See you there.

Update:
1. The I-90 bridge will be closed from 1:15 to 2:30 today for the Blue Angels rehearsals. Therefore they are predicting that traffic will be rough on all major highways. Make your plans accordingly.
2. For suggestions of what to put on a protest sign go here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Counter Protest In Bellevue!

Just a reminder to show up at the corner of 116th Ave. and NE 8th St. in Bellevue this Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m.

This is now a weekly event - every Thursday at 5:00 - as the Obots have proclaimed their intentions of doing it every week, and I just hate to see them go unopposed.

Like always, bring your signs and enthusiasm! For this week's event you may want to bring water, sunscreen, hats, umbrellas, sunglasses, etc. It's going to be a hot one!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Why Rich, White Liberals Are Begging to Pay Higher Taxes

Victor Davis Hanson. The man who made it all crystal clear.

For a long time I have been asking, "Why do all these wealthy, elitist, white liberals want to pay higher taxes and fund more entitlement programs?" They of course say it is because they are compassionate and care about oppressed and underrepresented minorities in America and ache to help the poor. So then I would ask, "Why don't they just give to charity instead? Their money would go almost directly to the disadvantaged, rather than running a course through a bureaucratic gauntlet leaving only pennies for the poor. Or why don't they volunteer more?"

I could never figure it out. Ever. Something just didn't add up and I couldn't put my finger on it.

Well, Victor Davis Hanson not only put his finger on it, he put his whole hand out and wrote it down for all to see. In an article about race, written for National Review online, Hanson explains it all.

No matter. The media and the liberal elite ignored these telltale signs, and instead were eager to accept the implicit pact that the soothing racial healer Barack Obama offered them. It was an unspoken understanding that might be paraphrased as something along the following lines: “Vote for me and I will offer you instant exemption from all prior racial guilt — and yet allow you to live your rather secluded lives as usual.”

In other words, the endowed professor, the corporate attorney, the green CEO, the endowment officer, and the high-school teacher could all continue to live in safe and separate neighborhoods, ensure their children went to mostly white and Asian schools (whether elite public or private), and through taxes for entitlements and abstract support for affirmative action still feel they were doing a great deal for race relations. As they saw it, they elected one comfortable and hip Barack Obama as their president — without living among, going to school with, or working alongside the Other.
Get it?? Those whimpy, white, rich, liberals want to assuage the guilt they feel (that they have been bullied into feeling), but they don't reeaalllyyyy want to change their neighborhoods or schools. Paying higher taxes allows them to pay their reparations without getting their hands dirty. It allows them to still maintain their private schools and country clubs, while simultaneously speaking of the wretched inequalities and social injustice perpetrated by those less intelligent and worldly than themselves, i.e. "conservative rednecks" (insert Sarah Palin). You know, those selfish, greedy people that don't want to pay more taxes; the people who fight for limited government and limits on entitlements; the people who insist on working for themselves and their families and earning their way through the world; the people who give more to charity and volunteer more of their time than anyone else; the people who are elbow deep in the issues facing our society.

So I ask you this, who is more racist? The person who expects every able bodied adult to work hard to support themselves and their families, regardless of race, ethnicity, background, culture, etc., and so wishes success, prosperity and upward mobility to anyone willing to work for it? Or the person who cries out that blacks and other minorities can't make it on their own and therefore need more government handouts, the strategy which has viciously doomed generation upon generation of minorities to poverty, broken families, and crime?


The message from the rich, white, elitist liberals to minorities? Stay in your own neighborhood.


Report on Events and More

Okay, the turnout for this weekend's events was a little disappointing. I understand that it was short notice, a lovely weekend, and there wasn't a single organizer to lead each group, but I was still hoping for a little more effort and enthusiasm. However, we'll just keep on truckin' and move forward.

I showed up alone in Ballard, and after waiting for about a half an hour, I decided to tape up flyers outlining the reasons why we are against Obamacare. I walked around the Ballard Seafood Festival and taped them up on all the poles. It was very satisfying to cover up the posters advertising a concert for single payer health care happening that evening.

Taping up the flyers made me realize that that is an activity that everyone can do! Whether you are alone or not, you can print out/copy as many flyers as you want, grab a role of tape, and head out to any neighborhood/business district and tape them up! It allows you to avoid confrontation (which can be scary), you can do it alone, and you can do it on your own schedule.

So I am asking people to consider, at the very least, going to tape up flyers and posters. Below are the links to a couple of different flyers you can use if you would like.

Flyer #1
Flyer #2
Flyer #3

Remember: the Obots will be at 116th Ave and NE 8th in Bellevue, outside of the Group Health clinic EVERY THURSDAY! If you have time, and want to fight back, consider making a commitment to show up on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.

Lastly, Michelle Malkin links to this article for one reason, but upon reading it, I thought there was another very interesting tidbit. Some PR firm is trying to cozy up to Obama and so are giving advice to the newly appointed ambassadors and other international representatives we send around the world. Check it out:
One of the recommendations, according to sources: American officials shouldn't identify themselves as representatives of the United States. Rather, to build on his personal popularity abroad, they should identify themselves as a "representative of President Barack Obama."