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Dear Washington State Conservatives…

Posted by necessarygrace on June 29, 2012

What’s the DEAL?

I move back after four years in a “purple” state only to find that while on the one hand, the Republican Attorney General, Rob McKenna, seems to have a real shot at the governorship (if the Dems don’t steal it again), on the other hand, the local Republican party has all but given up any hope of unseating Maria Cantwell. WHY?

I know, I’m late to the game. But after yesterday’s nightmare of a court decision, I’m playing some serious catch up. Apparently the R’s had a “hard time” finding someone to run, at first. But good news! Michael Baumgartner stepped up. And while I’m pretty much only judging from his website and the info in the online voters pamphlet, he’s seems really good. Seriously. The guy has major boni fides for this job.

* A Masters of Public Administration in International Development from Harvard in 2002

* Economics Officer at the US Embassy in Iraq working in the Office of Joint Strategic Planning & Assessment in 2007-2008

* Embedded Advisor to an Afghan Counternarcotics Team in Helmand Province (2008-2009).

* Serving in the WA State legislature, on the Ways and Means Committee, the Higher Education Committee, and as Ranking Member on the Economic Development Committee (2011)

He knows economics and he knows foreign policy. Which in my book puts him way ahead of where Obama stood back in ’08. And on top of that, he’s promised to vote to repeal Obamacare. So what’s up with the pathetically lame fundraising? And why did I have to work so hard to find this guy online? Why one earth isn’t his website linked on every local Republican and Conservative blog and website? C’mon Washingtonians, at least PRETEND to make an effort!

This 2012 election isn’t just about the President. I mean, yes, obviously, let’s do everything we can to kick Obama to the curb. But let’s not fool ourselves… Romney is not a card carrying Conservative. And even if he were, there’s not a heck of a lot he can do without majorities in the House and Senate. “All politics is local” … in this case that means, if you want to get the federal governments boot off your neck, you need to make a real genuine effort to elect Conservative Republican congressman AND senators.

If you are sick and tired of the same two liberal women representing Washington in the Senate year after year (after year…) – DO SOMETHING. Volunteer. Contribute. Find Michael Baumgartner on FB, like him and send the link to all your friends.

And if you are not from Washington? Insert {Your State’s Name Here} and do the same! (And while you’re at it, if you could say a little prayer that WA state voters will finally come to their senses, well, I’d really appreciate it. If the last 3+ years of insanity haven’t woken them up, I don’t know what ever will.)


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9/12 March on DC

Posted by necessarygrace on September 13, 2010

Our family attended the 9/12 March on Washington DC again this year. The weather was soggy and there were fewer attendees than last year, but enthusiasm was high. Where last year the frustration was palpable and there was a desperation simply to be heard, this year everyone has November 2nd on their minds and people are ready for real change.

If you’ve never been to a Tea Party/ Conservative rally, I’d encourage you to go. Across the board the people are friendly and the sense of American pride and community is invigorating. And if you have kids, it’s an excellent educational opportunity too. A few pictures from our day:

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For more coverage of the 9/12 rally see:
Human Events: Pence at 9-12 D.C. Rally: ‘Give Them a November They’ll Never Forget’
Reason.TV: What We Saw at the 9/12 Tea Party Rally in DC
Townhall: FreedomWorks 9-12 March on DC

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Saturday’s Warriors

Posted by Nancy on September 13, 2009

If you believe the MSM, there weren’t very many people in Washington D.C. on Saturday, 9/12.   ABC, CNN, and the AP put it at tens of thousands, but I hear CBS put it at mere thousands, with “scores” waving flags and signs.

Watch this time lapse of the three and a half hours of marching.  “Scores” of signs and flags?

How many people does it take to make that large a crowd?  Remember, they are not gathered there stationery – they are continually marching by, hour after hour.

Those who officially registered numbered over 450,000.  A helicopter that overflew the event estimated turnout at 1.5 million. The London Daily Mail guessed the crowd at 2 million, and other estimates have gone as high as 2.3 million. 

You won’t see any of that in the mainstream media, though.

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We’re Off to See the Wizard and Expose His Sorry A . . . hem

Posted by E. on March 3, 2009

I am a big fan of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

I am a fan of Patrick Henry (he of “Give me liberty or give me death” fame).

I am also a big fan of Glenn Beck.

While Ms. Rand and Mr. Henry can do little more than spin in their graves at the moment, Glenn Beck is, fortunately, alive and well and taking action.

Shall we join him?

He is spearheading a campaign he calls “We Surround Them.”  The premise is this:

Do you watch the direction that America is being taken in and feel powerless to stop it?
Do you believe that your voice isn’t loud enough to be heard above the noise anymore?
Do you read the headlines everyday and feel an empty pit in your stomach…as if you’re completely alone?
If so, then you’ve fallen for the Wizard of Oz lie. While the voices you hear in the distance may sound intimidating, as if they surround us from all sides—the reality is very different. Once you pull the curtain away you realize that there are only a few people pressing the buttons, and their voices are weak. The truth is that they don’t surround us at all.

We surround them.


Mr. Beck sites nine principles and 12 values, and says if you agree with at least seven of the principles, then you have something in common with him, and he invites you to join him in making your voice heard.  The principles are:

The Nine Principles

1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

The values are:

12 Values

  • Honesty
  • Reverence
  • Hope
  • Thrift
  • Humility
  • Charity
  • Sincerity
  • Moderation
  • Hard Work
  • Courage
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Friendship


If you want to join in the We Surround Them movement, send a digital photo of yourself to: .  Also, make sure you check out Glenn’s website (which I’ve linked above in boldface type) to see if there is a viewing party in your area for the We Surround Them kickoff show on March 13.

It’s time to join together and kick a little wizard a . . . hem.

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