Friday, November 13, 2009

CALL! CALL! CALL!

Take a break from calling about health care, or combine it with your calls about health care, because it was just announced this morning that Obama's administration (if you can even call it an administration, it's more like watching a bunch of old radicals with acid-ravaged brains hanging out at a community garden) announced that they will be trying 5 of the 9/11 terrorists, including mastermind, KSM, in New York City in civilian courts. Again, treating these T-E-R-R-O-R-I-S-T-S as criminals. Way to go 'Bam. Remember when your plane buzzed over NYC and scared the living daylight out of people just so you could get a photograph? And now you are bringing the guys that caused this into the city???














How dare you? Please call Congress and tell them to fight this. Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

KVI won't renew Kirby Wilbur's contract!! :( BOOOOO!!

KVI decided not to renew Kirby Wilbur's contract - after 16 years! - and TODAY was his last day on the air! Just like that they ripped him from his career and life's work. If they were going to get rid of someone, in my opinion it should have been that Peter guy in the afternoon, no offense. That guy just doesn't have what Kirby has. Kirby is brilliant, entertaining, insightful, intelligent, considerate, and just an all around really good person with a big heart.

I've already emailed KVI to ask them to reconsider. Please do the same!

Make KVI feel the heat! This was a horrible business decision on their part. Kirby was the only reason I ever listened to that station. As I said in my email to them, goodbye KVI, hello KTTH.

email 570KVI@fisherradio.com
call 206.404-4000
General Manager: Jim Clayton

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Upcoming Events!

For those of you that do not have Facebook accounts, you can find the event info at Tea Party WA.

For those of you that do have Facebook accounts, we now have the events up and running so that you can RSVP and spread the word.

Event #1:
The Farmer Relief and Freedom Relay, hosted by Tea Party Patriots, on November 19th.

Event #2:
The Million Med March, partnered with Seattle Sons & Daughters of Liberty, on November 21st.

Any questions, just ask!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Congrats!

I just wanted to congratulate everyone who showed up on THREE HOURS notice to Swedish Medical Center yesterday to protest Nancy Pelosi and her health care DEform bill. I wasn't able to make it, but apparently there were about 50 people there, two of whom tried to gain entrance into the private meeting that had been billed as a public "press conference."

They were thrown out, and as one of them, an elderly woman with cancer who gets treated at Swedish, tried to yell out a question to Pelosi she was dragged from the area and made to sign a statement from the police promising to never return to Swedish! So the lesson is, don't try to ask a democratically elected official an uncomfortable question or the police might ban you from the hospital where you receive treatment for your cancer. Hopenchange!

Another protester that has press credentials was let into the room and he has footage here. He says:
A reporter from KOMO4TV NEWS asked Pelosi why people will be faced with a $250k fine or go to jail for refusing to buy health insurance. She failed to answer and he asked it again and the same results. I later asked him about it and he said it was a fair question and deserved an answer. Simply amazing, these elite politicians are pure snakes. Looks like KOMO was the only guys to come out to our protest and shoot footage.

I haven't watched the footage yet, but I will later today.

So, to everyone who did their very best to either spread the word or get there, THANK YOU!

What do I always say? When we show up, we win.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

letters to a young activist

I am currently reading a book called "letters to a young activist" by Todd Gitlin. It is one of many books in a series called The Art of Mentoring. Todd Gitlin is one of the founding fathers of "the New Left," and was the President of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). It is fascinating to read for a variety of reasons. One reason is my interest in learning about the philosophies behind ideologies I oppose, like collectivism. Another reason is that I am searching for tips. This man was part of quite a few successful movements and I believe I can learn from him.

Two ideas stand out to me thus far.

The first is his effort to inspire young activists to stay strong in the face of adversity, and to remain hopeful and committed. I think this kind of motivation could apply to anyone pursuing any goal, but it is especially relevant to those of us that seek to affect the direction of public policy, and ultimately the direction of society, i.e. the future. He reminds the young activist to find joy in their work.
In other words, when you act politically, act playfully too - not out of sheer contrariness but out of free delight. Duty requires reason - because you don't want your action to interfere with your goals - but duty is not condemned to bleakness. Duty leaves room for joyful initiative. Just because you let the dark side of the world into your nervous system doesn't mean that you have to surrender to gloom, which in any case is never as justified as it thinks. Let the poseurs sneer at the activists, calling them humorless while wearing humorless smirks - they don't know what they're missing.

I cannot think of a better bit of advice to give to Tea Partiers around the nation. Let people call you a tea bagger. Who cares? I certainly don't. Let the detractors roll around in their pig pens of overtly biased analysis and cynical, childish commentary. Gitlin is right, you do not need to surrender to gloom, ever. Take pride in your efforts to have an effect on society, and dammit, have fun while you are doing it.

Strength and joy can combat sneers and ignorant derisiveness any day of the week.

Well done to everyone who has fought so hard against the 2,000+ page monster of a bill, knowing that the bill does not contain "reform," but instead contains payoffs and paybacks and transformational policies that only very few desire.

There is still hope, so don't worry.

I'll discuss the second main idea tomorrow.