Friday, August 14, 2009

Where to Shop and Where to Boycott

Exciting stuff happening in the consumer world!

SHOP:
As I posted a few days ago, the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market stores, John Mackey, came out in opposition to Obamacare in an editorial in the Wall Stree Journal. Now he is paying for it.
Christine Taylor, a 34-year-old New Jersey shopper, vowed never to step foot in another Whole Foods again. "I will no longer be shopping at Whole Foods," Taylor told ABCNews.com. "I think a CEO should take care that if he speaks about politics, that his beliefs reflect at least the majority of his clients."

So what can you do to support him? Shop at Whole Foods! Go here to find a store near you. If the ones listed are not near you, simply type in your zip code at the top of the page to find the closest stores. Look, I've never shopped at Whole Foods before because I thought it was an uppity, expensive store for liberal yuppies. However, I have somehow had a change of heart, and I will be doing my grocery shopping there every Thursday after our counter protests because lo and behold, we rally on the corner right outside Whole Foods! It is not every day that a person like this has the guts to step forward, and I sincerely hope his business is not hurt because of it. SHOP WHOLE FOODS!

BOYCOTT:
Looks like the White House tentacles are now reaching into product advertisements as well as flagging private conversations. The WH Gestapo are suspiciously close to a group called Color of Change, an African-American political group that is working furiously to pressure companies into pulling their ads from Glenn Beck's show on FOX, in addition to trying to get him fired.
Color Of Change claims that it has pressured a growing roster of companies into pulling their ads from Beck's program: Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, RadioShack, GEICO, Progressive Insurance, Men's Wearhouse, State Farm, Sargento, Lawyers.com, and Procter & Gamble.

How is the White House connected? Seems as though the co-founder of this group, Van Jones, is a civil rights attorney, oh, and also the newly appointed WH "Green jobs Czar." They are claiming that their anti-Beck smear campaign is having an effect.
In a Tuesday press release, Color of Change quoted an e-mail sent to the group from GEICO: "On Tuesday, August 4, GEICO instructed its ad buying service to redistribute its inventory of rotational spots on Fox TV to their other network programs, exclusive of the Glenn Beck program. As of August 4, GEICO no longer runs any paid advertising spots during Mr. Beck's program."

I have been with GEICO since I started to drive at the age of sixteen, and my parents have been with them for more than FORTY years. My entire family is switching companies now. Their reason for going on this witch hunt is because Beck accused Obama of acting racist in the aftermath of the Gates incident in Cambridge. Huh. Interesting. I'm pretty sure that the left has been calling everyone on the right "racist" for YEARS.

I guess they don't they like it very much. Companies like GEICO are literally cowering and bowing to pressure from loud-mouthed grievance mongers who probably had no problem calling George Bush racist for eight years. I love it, if you are a lefty and accuse someone of being a racist, you are brave and pure, and if you are a righty and call someone's actions racist, you are a racist yourself. And evil. And you hate puppies.

Rich Noyes, research director for the Media Research Center, points out there wasn't much hue and cry when President Bush was labeled a racist in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


"If the left wants to clean up hate speech, they can start in their own ranks," Noyes says. "We had a syndicated radio host Mike Malloy go on the air after this, and say he hoped Glenn Beck would commit suicide on live TV. A few days later he said he hoped Rush Limbaugh choked to death on his own fat. There are hate-filled things coming out of the left-wing media all the time, but it doesn't seem to get the left riled up or upset."

I already called GEICO and told them I would be switching companies. The article itself has the contact information for Progressive Insurance and GEICO in case you would like to make your views known.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Weekend Events and Beyond -Updated!

Adam Smith's town hall is updated yet again!

Weekend Events

Weekly Counter Protest Against Obamacare
When: Every Thursday evening
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: The corner of 116th Ave. and NE 8th St. in Bellevue (in front of Whole Foods)

Rally Outside Congressional Offices - Nationwide Event!
When: Friday, August 14th
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 915 2nd Ave., Seattle, OR outside an office near you!! This is statewide, so just get to any office near you!
Info: Bring signs, flyers (1, 2, or 3), petitions, and handwritten letters to give your Representative or Senator. And if anyone has a bullhorn, we need one!

Future Events

Congressional Office Visits - Cost of Government Day
When: Monday, August 17th
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Your local congressional office
Info: Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF) is organizing Washington's Cost of Government Day. This year it took us EIGHT months to pay off the cost of government. Join EFF and visit your local state or federal representative's office and tell them "We pay too much!"

Brian Baird Town Hall
When: Tuesday, August 18th
Time: Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. but I suggest getting there early to get seats and access!
Where: Skyview High School auditorium, 1300 NW 139th St., Vancouver, WA 98685
Info: If every other town hall is an indication, we need our group to be there first, in order to get seats inside and to ask questions. I might suggest getting there a couple hours before it is scheduled to start. Be civil and polite, but strong and firm as well! Website.

Citizen Health Care Town Hall
When: TBD
Time: TBD
Where: TBD
Info: We are working with some physicians and other people knowledgeable about the current legislation to bring you an informational town hall type event. This will be organized by citizens, not politicians. Please stay tuned for details.

Recess Rally!
When: Saturday, August 22nd
Time: TBD
Where: TBD
Info: American Liberty Alliance is organizing Recess Rallies all across the nation. Stay tuned for more information for those in Washington State. Here is some inspiration for you to attend a Recess Rally near you: Organizing for America is organizing a nationwide canvassing push FOR Obamacare this same day.

Adam Smith Town Hall
When: Tuesday, August 25th
Time: Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. but I suggest getting there early to get seats and access!
Where: Harry Lang Stadium, 11023 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Info: If every other town hall is an indication, we need our group to be there first, in order to get seats inside and to ask questions. I might suggest getting there a couple hours before it is scheduled to start. Be civil and polite, but strong and firm as well! This is a larger venue but you still need to call and RSVP/reserve a seat, (253) 593-6600. Enter the parking lot off of 112th St. SW. Website.

Cathy McMorris-Rodgers Town Hall
When: Thursday, August 27th
Time: Meeting starts at 3:00 p.m. but I suggest getting there early to get seats and access!
Where: Walla Walla Community College (Parent Child Center), 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Info: If every other town hall is an indication, we need our group to be there first, in order to get seats inside and to ask questions. I might suggest getting there a couple hours before it is scheduled to start. Be civil and polite, but strong and firm as well! Website.


Rally Outside Congressional Offices - Nationwide Event!
When: Friday, August 28th
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 915 2nd Ave., Seattle, OR outside an office near you!! This is statewide, so just get to any office near you!
Info: Bring signs, flyers (1, 2, or 3), petitions, and handwritten letters to give your Representative or Senator. And if anyone has a bullhorn, we need one!

National Taxpayer March in D.C.!!
When: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Where: Washington D.C. baby!
Info: Go here to register and for more information.

***
I had received an email about an impromptu town hall with Rick Larsen, supposedly scheduled for this Saturday, August 15th. I don't know if that is correct, so I will attempt to confirm it before I list it officially.

A Quick Call to Patty

I just called Patty Murray's office to ask her why she is asking for everyone to send her their personal health care stories when she only wants the stories that specifically support her position in the health care debate. Her staffer asked if I, and others, had been sending them in, and I responded, yes. To which the aid told me not to worry because that meant she had received the stories. I clarified and said, the problem is she doesn't use any of them. When she makes speeches on the Senate floor she only uses the stories that back up her already made up mind, and it is misleading. Why even bother asking for everyone's stories, why not just be honest and ask for stories that support the argument for government intrusion? I asked her to tell the Senator that she needs to start using stories with opposing viewpoints if she wants to maintain any integrity or credibility.

Want to call and do the same thing?? Contact Murray here.

***

FYI - I called the Cowlitz County Expo Center and they confirmed that the meeing scheduled for today has been CANCELED.

Murray/Cantwell Secret Town Hall Canceled

We are going to assume it is actually canceled as there have been a few different sources stating this. The press releases and such explain that it was really just supposed to be a report from the Mt. St. Helens Advisory Committee and had nothing to do with health care. They also cited the "possible violence" of the crowd and safety issues.

Hmmmmm... where would we have gotten the idea that this was a forum at which we could communicate our views on the health care issue? Gosh, I'm just not sure! Oh wait...

Organizing for America

Friend --

I wanted to send you an urgent invitation to an important public meeting with Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Maria Cantwell, and Rep. Brian Baird this Thursday afternoon, August 13th. They'll be talking to constituents and gathering feedback -- this is an ideal opportunity to make sure your support for health insurance reform is seen and heard at exactly the right time.

Our congressional representatives are back home this month, and they're facing more and more pressure from special interests on health insurance reform. It's critical that we get out there and show them where we stand.

I hope you can join us.

What: Public meeting with
Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Maria Cantwell, and Rep. Brian Baird

Where:
Cowlitz County Expo Center
1900 7th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

When: Thursday, August 13th
Arrival Time:
12:00 p.m.
Start Time:
2:00 p.m.

RSVP



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 meeting, and make sure that the most powerful voices in this debate are those calling for real reform, not angrily clamoring for the status quo.

RSVP here:

http://wa.barackobama.com/LongviewTH

Thanks,

Dustin

Dustin Lambro
Washington State Director
Organizing for
America

P.S. -- Before the event, please print off a flyer to display and make sure that your support is visible.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Murray, Cantwell and Baird Schedule Secret Town Hall! UPDATED!

Update: So we are getting word that the town hall in Longview is canceled tomorrow - but then on the 11:00 p.m. news tonight on KIRO, they announced that the meeting was still on... I'm sorry I can't confirm this either way. If I hear anything I will let everyone know asap.

Check this out:
Standing up for reform in Longview, WA with Sen. Murray, Sen. Cantwell, And Rep. Baird (Health Care Public Event)
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 event, and make sure that the most powerful voices in this debate are those calling for real reform.

Please try to arrive by noon; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those slick little you know whats!! They only advertised this through Organizing for America. Beyond that, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell's offices both LIED to all of us when they said they were NOT holding any town halls this month. The website is showing 650 RSVP's for this event. I hope we are some of them.

Event details:
Where: Cowlitz County Expo Center
1900 7th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

When: Thursday, August 13th
Time: They are arriving at noon so we need arrive even earlier! Maybe around 11:00 a.m. The town hall starts at 2:00 p.m.

Do not let them have a town hall in secret, only to show clips of this later, claiming that there is no opposition to this bill.


Links 'n More, Get 'em While They're Hot

Lots of info here today, so if you have time, please try to get through to the end. Some of the info is about events happening today.

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."

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Going Down Memory Lane with the Lefties

HA HA.

Take a look at this Hot Air post and reminisce about the good ol' days when protesters were angelic and never ever said anything mean, and there were no swastikas...

Rick Larsen's Town Hall

Update: The Democrats are planning a rally outside the venue at 3:00 p.m. so you know they will be there way before that. If you can go, please go early!

It's in, from Rick Larsen's office:

Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Reform Hosted by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen
Wednesday, August 12

5:00 PM PT

Aquasox Ballpark at Everett Memorial Stadium
Everett, WA

ALERT! ALERT! Important Town Hall Info!

Get this, turns out Rick Larsen is having an impromptu town hall on August 15th and has sent out a memo to the unions asking them to get there early to stack the decks against "the teabaggers."

From an email I received tonight:
Rep. Larsen is having a town hall at the Everett train station Aug. 15th at 5pm and has asked the union members show up at 3:30 pm to fill the seats before the tea party ppl show up.

If you are anywhere near Everett and you can show up even earlier, DO IT!!! He is deliberately trying to squeeze opposition out. Do not let him.

Next, please, please take the time to read this. It is a memo from HCAN (Health Care for America Now) about how to "how to respond to right-wing attacks in the field." You need to read this stuff. Read about their tactics. Read about how they direct their operatives to, "... not debate on their policy points." That's right, they are explicitly ordering their minions to avoid debating actual policy!! And that they should just stick to the main, vague rhetoric of Obama's "3 principles."

Do not let your guard down. Liberty will reign.

Monday, August 10, 2009

LIES

Breathe. In. Out. Again. Keep repeating as many times as necessary for sanity. Breathe.

You may be asking why I am so angry at this moment, and I will share with you some information that was just sent to me, and you too will be upset. Sorry for that.

Rep. Jim McDermott's supposed town hall on Wednesday is actually a private meeting for the 34th district Democrats. That's right. FOR DEMOCRATS ONLY! So, I guess he is admitting he doesn't give a crap about his constituents who are not Democrats. Wow. Some "representative."

So we are changing tactics. We are still going to show up, but we will stand outside with signs asking why he refuses to represent his other constituents and why he won't even meet with us. Call him out and demonstrate, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he is rotten to the core.

The other thing that is upsetting me so much is the absolutely and deliberate fraud and accusations against the activists protesting against Obamacare. Excuse me if we have been SILENT for so many years and we are finally using the left's tactics to get our message out. That's right, we now attend town halls, and yes, we're angry as all get out and we want to make sure we are heard. Somehow during Bush's eight years it was considered patriotic to stand up against the "warmongering" no matter what. I can't even write a coherent post on it I'm so annoyed. I'll have to write more later, with links to past articles and photos to remind you of the left's behavior during Bush's terms. Oh, and we are supposedly being funded and paid to protest now. As my mom has told me many times, from the time she was a kid in the 1940's, everyone always knew that the Democrats paid and the Republicans did not. And it is still this way, no matter how much they project.

If you have any links to old articles about how the lefties were continuously disrupting events from political to college campuses, etc., please leave the link in the comments and I will compile them all.

Quick Links: Baird Spends Your Money and AARP's Got Competition

1. Democrat Brian Baird won't see his constituents and compares them to nazi's, but he has no problem spending their money on an extravagent, exotic trip to New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pole to "study climate change." Sure. He just had to go diving in the Great Barrier Reef and stay in a fancy hotel in Hawaii, to which his spokesman responds, "... Mr. Baird said he would have been 'every bit as happy camping as staying in a hotel.'" Oh yeah, their spouses all went too.

2. Want an alternative to AARP and their blood sucking alliance with socialism? Introducing AMAC (A-mack), The Association of Mature American Citizens. From their website:

For many years, there was only one senior organization.


Today, The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) is here to protect your interests, and to offer an alternative perspective on how to best solve the problems seniors face today. AMAC will be on your side when it comes to fighting high taxes, which are especially harmful to those living on a fixed income. You can count on AMAC to speak
out to preserve the values that helped make America a great nation. AMAC is not afraid to say we still believe in God and Country.


We are the new senior organization.


AMAC was developed for anyone age
50 or above, and to provide discounts not available anywhere else.


Send this to every senior you know and let's starve the beast that is AARP. Don't give them another dime. After all, they are using those dimes to promote a health care system in which seniors will be neglected and systematically denied care, because the elderly just "cost too much."

Duty Calls!! Dig In Folks! Updated With A New Rally!

One new rally added, scroll for the update.

On your feet!

We've got town halls, office visits, and rallies to attend this month. I cannot begin to describe how important the month of August is to the future of this country. Literally.

Town halls:
  • Get there early if you can. Reports from Rick Larson's town hall on Saturday say that there were 1,000 people there.
  • Bring signs with your opinions because there will be many union thugs and Obots there and you do not want to be confused with them, or added to their numbers.
  • Wear your Tea Party Patriots shirt if you have one.
  • Bring flyers (1, 2, or 3), petitions, and handwritten letters to give your Representative or Senator.

Office visits:

  • The Obots at Organizing for America have sent out forms that allow their followers to sign up for appointments at elected officials' offices. They will be sending people all day long, all week long! Can you commit to going at least once this week? This is how they're doing it.
  • Bring flyers (1, 2, or 3), petitions, and handwritten letters to give your Representative or Senator.

Rallies:

  • August 13th - Weekly rally against Obamacare in Bellevue, on the corner of Whole Foods at 116th Ave. and NE 8th St. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • August 14th - Rally in front of your Representative or Senator's office from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring signs, flyers (1, 2, or 3), petitions, and handwritten letters to give your Representative or Senator.
  • August 17th - Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF) is organizing Washington's Cost of Government Day. This year it took us EIGHT months to pay off the cost of government. Join EFF in front of your local state or federal representative's office and tell them "We pay too much!"
  • August 20th - Weekly rally against Obamacare in Bellevue, on the corner of Whole Foods at 116th Ave. and NE 8th St. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • August 22nd - American Liberty Alliance is organizing Recess Rallies all across the nation. Stay tuned for more information for those in Washington State.
  • August 27th - Weekly rally against Obamacare in Bellevue, on the corner of Whole Foods at 116th Ave. and NE 8th St. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • August 28th - Rally in front of your Representative or Senator's office from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring signs, flyers (1, 2, or 3), petitions, and handwritten letters to give your Representative or Senator.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Town Hall Nugget of Info

Apparently you have to RSVP for Adam Smith's town hall.

RSVP at (253) 593-6600 or (888) SMITH09
Remember, it will be at the Milgard Family Hope Center in Lakewood from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on August 25th.

Bring your passion and strength, but be civil and knock 'em dead with your accurate information!