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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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Reform? Right.

Posted by liloladenvers on December 21, 2009

This is how I feel today, almost.  I”m not alone, 60% of the people in this country are with me, but the tanks of Congress keep rolling over us with the healthcare bill.  The Dems in the Senate who disagreed with some portion of the bill have been bought and paid for.  They let their voicemail boxes stay full so they wouldn’t have to listen to any more protests.  They ignored the emails flooding in, the turned a blind eye to the protesters outside and the constituents inside their office building pleading with them to stop.  There is no crisis that can be stayed by passage before Christmas, there is nothing, NOTHING, in the bill that will give more affordable, easier to obtain health care to anyone in the next three years.

So, I am dressed all in black today, head to toe.  In mourning ( I hope prematurely) for our country, our flag and our way of life.  Too many bills denying our freedoms, the greatest of which is this garbage filled health care bill.

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Numbers

Posted by liloladenvers on November 23, 2009

Orrin Hatch (R. – Utah) presented some figures to the Senate during the debate over cloture on Saturday.  The numbers were falling on deaf ears, so I’m reproducing them.  You can read  his complete remarks here.

• 0 – the number of provisions prohibiting the rationing of health care.
• 0 – the number of government-run entitlement programs that are financially sound over the long-term.
• 10.2 percent – our national unemployment rate, the highest in 26 years.
• 70 – total number of government programs authorized by the bill.
• 1,697 – times the Secretary of Health and Human Services is given authority to determine or define provisions in this bill.
• 2,074 – total pages in this bill.
• 2010 – the year Americans start paying higher taxes to pay for this bill
• 2014 – the year when this bill actually starts most of the major provisions of this bill
• $6.8 million – cost to taxpayers per word
• $8 billion – the total amount of new taxes on Americans who do not buy Washington-defined health care.
• $465 billion – Cuts in Medicare at a time when it faces a $38 trillion unfunded liability to finance more government spending.
• $494 billion – total amount of new taxes in this bill
• $2.5 trillion – the real cost of the bill
• $12 trillion – our total national debt

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Speaking of the Health Care Bill

Posted by Nancy on September 8, 2009

Well presented information by Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan.

I attended a speech by my Congressman the other day. He is a freshman this year, and said the freshmen are hearing the public and “get it.” Both sides of the aisle. He said the freshmen are reaching across the aisle and trying to work with one another but can’t overcome those who are long-entrenched and wield the power (think Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, et al).

Anyone see Obama on the news on Labor Day, giving his speech in Cincinnati where he said the time for debate on health care is past? It was on the news everywhere, carried live and excerpted later. Did you notice they never panned out to show the crowd he was speading to? That seemed odd. Local reports later estimated the crowd at nearly 8,000.

Anyone see coverage of the Tea Party in Cincinnati on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, just two days before Obama’s speech? Neither did I. It must not have been newsworthy since there were only 18-20,000 people there, protesting government run health care. Odd, since that’s quite a few more than turned out to see the president.

And what were they thinking? Don’t they know the time for debate is past?

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The Outrage Builds

Posted by Nancy on March 18, 2009

Tea Party on!

While the economy implodes and Fearless Leader keeps pushing his agenda down our throats and through the Congress, Obama is sending his Obots door to door to drum up money and support.

Yep, he might really be the first president to be declared a failure within the first 100 days.

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How Much Are You Willing To Pay In Taxes? Let’s Dump Some Tea

Posted by Nancy on March 5, 2009

As the president’s vision for our socialist future becomes increasingly clear, and the tanking stock market shows what Main St. and Wall St.  think of it, a grassroots movement to Just Say No is gaining steam.  That steam is being used to brew some old fashioned tea parties.

Between those Tea Parties, Glenn Beck’s efforts to show that We Surround Them, some Democrats refusing to sign Obama’s budget bill, and the nervous reticence of friends who formerly bragged about supporting The One, the cracks in his support are beginning to widen.  Even far left New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, of all people, is beginning to notice some problems.

Team Obama sounds hollow, chanting that “the status quo is not acceptable,” even while conceding that the president is accepting the status quo by signing a budget festooned with pork.

U.S. companies already pay the highest taxes in the world, putting them at a disadvantage with competitors in every other developed country.  Can we really plan to raise taxes even higher and expect an economic recovery to come from it, or will more of them just pick up and move overseas?  Michelle Malkin has an article about entrepreneurs and high wage earners who are already “going Galt.”

Attend a tea party and tell the government to get their hands out of our pockets; they are destroying the very things that have made America great.  No more taxes, and no more talk demonizing achievement.  No more wasteful government programs either, including national public service for our children and retirees.

You can find information for events planned for April 15, tax day, at tax day tea party  – click on your state to see if one is already planned there, and if not start planning your own.  Lots of help is available there and other places to put one together, including the Tea Party page on this site.  Or you could go to re-tea party for information on parties planned for the Fourth of July; they also suggest everyone send a tea bag to their representatives in Washington on April 1.  Another site to check out is pjtv, where they have a list of planned July 4 tea parties and the organizers’ contact information.

Attend a Tea Party near you, and bring your own sign – the more creative the better.  Since this is a true grass roots effort there will be no mass produced signs brought by your local “community organizers.”

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How To Plan Your Tea Party

Posted by Nancy on February 21, 2009

Are you ready to attend a tea party but there isn’t one planned in your area?  Are you not going to be able to make the Chicago tea party at noon on Friday, Feb. 27?  How about the ones planned in WashingtonD.C., Dallas and Atlanta

If at all possible you should turn out for one, and make a sign to take with you.

 Boston Tea Party

Here are some tips to plan your own tea party from The Conservative Revolution, where you can get advice by emailing bsteinhauser @freedomworks.org 

  1. Pick a location – a main street with lots of traffic is best.
  2. Tell your friends – family, co-workworkers, and anyone else you can think of.  Build an email list for quick correspondence if things change, and a Facebook page so everyone can communicate with each other.
  3. Make at least 5 – 10 signs – have a clear message and write in BIG LETTERS so passersby and the media can see and read them easily.
  4. Call your local talk radio host – try to get the location and time announced for several days leading up to the event.  Send a letterto the editor of your local newspaper announcing the protest; email other local bloggers for additional publicity.  in short, get the word out as far as you can and however you can.
  5. Write a press release – send it to your local TV stations, radio stations, and newspapers by email, mail, and fax.  Call the reporters who cover local events and politics and talk with them or leave voice mails.
  6. On the day of your protest show up with your group, be loud, happy, and engage the public.  Wave your signs around and make lots of noise.  Talk with reporters and give them some good sound bites; stay on topic and keep your answers short.  Bring a one page handout of quick facts that explain why you are protesting.
  7. Bring sign-in sheets – get the names and contact information of all who attend or say they support you so they can help you make the next event even bigger and louder.
  8. Add your pictures – also video and an after-event report to your Facebook page.  Send them to the bloggers and reporters you contacted initially and ask them to post the pictures, story, and video.
  9. Thank everyone who attended via email and phone.  Set up a meeting to plan your next event.  You now have a list of people in your community who can help make the next event huge; ask each of them to bring at least one friend next time.
  10. Go find a friend in a neighboring town or county and help them organize a protest there.  You and your people are now veterans and should be able to keep the momentum going in your area.

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds. — Samuel Adams

For your enjoyment, a little history on the original Boston Tea Party.

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