04/12/10

Winging our way to Buffalo!

By: Andrea Shea King
The Radio Patriot

A sparkling spring morning on the edge of the Erie Canal! I’ll let these pictures tell the story of what a wonderful rally we had in Buffalo, New York! (Following the rally we returned to our Reagan Blue Bus where lunch had been brought in. Care to guess what we had? Buffalo wings!!!)

USS Little Rock

Victoria Jackson of SNL

Redcoat “Loyalists” of the King

04/12/10

Lloyd Marcus: “Taking pride in a job well done”

By: Andrea Shea King
The Radio Patriot

Lloyd and Mary Marcus. “This is how Floridians look when standing in freezing temps in Sault Ste. Marie!

Lloyd Marcus penned this article which appeared in Eurasia Review News, typical and indicative of the international attention our Tea Party Express III “Just Vote them Out” national tour is receiving.

I’m reprinting it here because Lloyd has articulated how many of the TPX team members feel about what we’ve been doing for the past 17 days on the road. And it gives you a little “behind-the-scenes” look at some of the “movers and shakers” who’ve made this happen.

Monday, April 12, 2010

LloydMarcus.com

I wrote this update while on the Tea Party Express bus on our way to our rally in Escanaba, MI. Patriotic bikers from various motorcycle clubs are giving our bus an escort. Very cool. Talk to y’all soon. God bless, Lloyd

Folks, the day the scale tips in the opposite direction is the day we lose America. This is the reason the Tea Party movement is so important to restoring our freedoms, liberty and culture.

The Obama administration promotes mediocrity, entitlement, laziness and lowered standards. It was truly refreshing to meet someone like Sue Spets who takes pride in a job well done. I believe Sue reflects the mindset of the majority which has inspired American Exceptional-ism.

Our Tea Party Express team spent the night at a Comfort Inn in Ironwood, MI, a small town down the road a bit from the rally. While it was not fancy, the vibe was extremely warm, friendly and charming. I chatted with the manager, Sue Spets. She proudly shared that her inn won a Choice Hotels 2010 Platinum Award! Sue’s inn is ranked 23rd out of 1300 Comfort Inns nationwide. Sue said “service” is the key to her success.

By Lloyd Marcus

U-Turn Joe and Wrong Way Don. These were the affectionate nick names given to Tea Party Express PAC Coordinator, Joe Wierzbicki and Director of Merchandise Donald LaCombe nine national tours ago. Before the fancy wrapped 45 foot professional tour buses, Joe drove a Budget truck leading his caravan of over thirty vehicles. Donald was Joe’s navigator reading the map. This was before GPS. Thus, their nick names U-Turn Joe and Wrong Way Don. Their first four tours were in support of our troops.

As Karl Rove was “the architect” of the Bush administration, the brilliant Joe Wierzbicki is “the brain” along with Sal Russo behind the scenes of the national Tea Party Express tours.

I first had the pleasure of meeting and working with Joe and Sal when they invited me to join the Our Country Deserves Better PAC team for their national 2008 Stop Obama tour. Joe discovered me when I performed at a GOE (Gathering of Eagles) support our troops rally in Washington DC. On the Stop Obama tour, I served as a singer/spokesperson.

I called the front lounge of our tour bus the “Command Center” with a huge flat screen TV and staff members working on laptop computers. Joe was always multi-tasking; working on his laptop, writing press releases, purchasing media, dealing with issues and planning strategy with Sal; all at the same time. Amazing. When Joe asked me to join them again on their Tea Party Express tours, I said, “Absolutely”.

Sal Russo, Chief Strategist, Tea Party Express.org

Joe Weirzbicki, Chief Brain and Coordinator, Tea Party Express

Joe Wierzbicki and Sal Russo have come a long way from their early caravan days. Tea Party Express Tour III has three tour buses and is receiving mega worldwide attention. I have the uttermost respect for Joe and Sal. These guys have been supporting our troops, standing up for America and conservative principles for a long time before anyone was paying attention. Joe and Sal consistently doing the right thing has elevated Tea Party Express to become a highly respected, vital and powerful voice of We The People.

Tea Party Express III held a rally outside of a VFW hall in Bessemer, MI. It was very, very cold! Our team really appreciated the large crowd which endured the chilling temperature for their country. Their endurance is symbolic of the American people’s desperation and desire to stop Obama’s far left radical agenda.

Our Tea Party Express team spent the night at a Comfort Inn in Ironwood, MI, a small town down the road a bit from the rally. While it was not fancy, the vibe was extremely warm, friendly and charming. I chatted with the manager, Sue Spets. She proudly shared that her inn won a Choice Hotels 2010 Platinum Award! Sue’s inn is ranked 23rd out of 1300 Comfort Inns nationwide. Sue said “service” is the key to her success.

The Obama administration promotes mediocrity, entitlement, laziness and lowered standards. It was truly refreshing to meet someone like Sue Spets who takes pride in a job well done. I believe Sue reflects the mindset of the majority which has inspired American Exceptional-ism.

Folks, the day the scale tips in the opposite direction is the day we lose America. This is the reason the Tea Party movement is so important to restoring our freedoms, liberty and culture.

I wrote this update while on the Tea Party Express bus on our way to our rally in Escanaba, MI. Patriotic bikers from various motorcycle clubs are giving our bus an escort. Very cool. Talk to y’all soon. God bless, Lloyd

LloydMarcus.com

04/12/10

DC: Tea Party Express to Announce 2010 Targets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2010
CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or [email protected]com

Tea Party Express to Release 2010 Election Targets at News Conference – Thursday, April 15 – 9:00 AM

National Press Club

The Tea Party Express (website: www.TeaPartyExpress.org) will conduct a news conference with accredited members of the press corps on Thursday, April 15, 2010 – 9:00 AM at the National Press Club.

At Thursday’s news conference the Tea Party Express will unveil our 2010 Election Targets for House & Senate races across the country – announcing candidates we are endorsing and those we will be opposing.

The Tea Party Express has led all other tea party organizations in fundraising and expenditure of funds both supporting and opposing candidates.

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Media organizations wishing to embed a reporter on the Tea Party Express national tour, or those seeking more information about the “Tea Party Express” or to schedule an interview with a representative, should contact Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: [email protected]

04/12/10

Links To Visit – 04/12/10

Free Republic – Executive orders compromise democracy (Rahm expects more) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Bob McCarty Writes – Romanian Immigrant: ‘Let’s say I came from hell’

Brutally Honest – Spooky

Drudge – GOOGLE FRANKENSTEIN: MACHINES TO CHOOSE YOUR NEWS (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Family Security Matters – Poland will Survive This Latest Tragedy

Gateway Pundit – Hateful East Coast Leftists Attack Sarah Palin Before Her Boston Rally… Media Silent

Gateway Pundit – Missing: 300 Somalis Smuggled Into US By Virginia Man Linked to Terrorists

Gateway Pundit – St. Louis Tax Day Tea Party Event – Thursday April 15 – “Facing The Crisis”

Gateway Pundit – Ann Coulter on Michael Steele: He is Being Held to a Different Standard By Democrats Because of his Skin Color (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Netanyahu Calls on Enlightened World to Stop Iran’s Nuclear Pursuit

Gateway Pundit – With Unemployment Near 10%, Obama Issued Over 1 Million Green Cards Last Year

Michelle Malkin – Crash course: Your illustrated guide to the Tea Party saboteurs

Michelle Malkin – Identity politics run amok in Hawaii

Michelle Malkin – The patient as government pawn

ABC News – SUPREME COURT BOUND?

New York Daily News – NYC SUBWAY SUICIDE BOMB PLOT DETAILED

The New York Times – CRIME TIME: NYC BACK TO ‘BAD OLD DAYS’?

The Telegraph – Official: UN process ‘in danger of collapsing’ unless countries agree to stop global warming by end of year

Fox News – Details Emerge in Al Qaeda Plot on NYC Subway System

Fox News – Beneath NYC, Police Protect Tunnels From Terror

WND – Kenyan official: Obama born here (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The New Editor – Iowahawk for the Supreme Court!

04/12/10

Tea Party Express brings out thousands

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Thousands gathered in Riverside Park Saturday with one goal: express their discontent to spending decisions by the state and federal government.

West Michigan conservatives welcomed the Tea Party Express to Grand Rapids. The nation-wide tour hit up four other Michigan cities before cruising into Grand Rapids. The group Tea Party of West Michigan organized Saturday’s event, which welcomed the nation-wide tour.

Before the Tea Party Express arrived, participants listened to patriotic songs and took advantage of an open mic. One by one, tea partiers took to what organizers called the soap box and expressed their opinions.

Many had one thing in common: a desire for less encompassing government programs, most notably when it came to health care reform.

04/12/10

What they’re sayin’…

By: Andrea Shea King
The Radio Patriot

Cleveland, Ohio turned out in big numbers!

What the media are saying…

“Andrea Shea King, a speaker at the event, called the Tea Party Movement “the great political and cultural war of 2010.” — Metro Detroit Freep.com

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Other Tea Party members continue to question the president’s citizenship — a sign reading “Show Us Your Birth Certificate” popped up at a recent rally in Traverse City, Mich.

“What’s more disturbing is that he’s not answering them,” Tea Party member and conservative blogger Andrea Shay King said of the questions over Obama’s birthplace.

The Hawaiian government twice confirmed during the 2008 presidential election that a copy of Obama’s birth certificate was authentic. Factcheck.org tracked down the birth certificate and posted copies of it online. — Fox News.com

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In the “Bat Cave” aboard the Reagan Blue Bus. (L to R: William Owens, Mellie Ried, Darla DaWald

Today we hit Buffalo and Syracuse New York, meeting with the great folks of the Empire State.

Last night CNN ran a piece on what life’s like on the road with the TPX, and it featured one of our team members on the Reagan Blue Bus. The CNN crew followed Darla DaWald, coordinator for Resistnet.com from 5:30 a.m. until she boarded the bus for our first rally. The report was accurate and gave you, the viewer, a bird’s eye view of part of our daily routine. I had a cameo appearance in it, in a 3 second bit on board the bus.

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We’ re all getting pretty jazzed about heading to Boston — the site of the original Tea Party, and Washington DC later this week. Sarah Palin will rejoin us in Boston, and the crowds are expected to be massive. My sister Nina and her husband John will be at the Boston rally and I’m really looking forward to sharing this experience with them! Washington will be huge too. Sean Hannity will be involved, as will several others — details are still being worked out by the coordinators on the Red Bus. It’s almost incomprehensible that this tour will be coming to a close in just four more days. My brother Phil and I hooked up while in Alabama, and I think it was an eye-opener for him. That’s really what this is all about, isn’t it?

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I awoke this morning with this in my head.

“We’re the Tea Party Express and we’re rockin’ through your town

We’re the Tea Party Express, and we are gettin’ down, gettin down with the message

Shoutin’ it out loud, “We The People!” we are speaking, and can you hear us? Can you hear us? Can you hear us now???

Erie, Pennsylvania!

Join us on my radio show tonight at 9 pm ET for a round-up of today’s events and special interviews with Tea Party team members. Show producer Dave Logan has all the details, and then some!

04/12/10

TEA PARTY EXPRESS III: “NEW YORK, NEW YORK” EDITION

By: Dave Logan
ThirdWaveDave

DAY 17 takes the Tea Party Express III to Buffalo, NY — 11 am; and then on to Syracuse, NY — 4 pm.

Andrea Shea King — The Radio Patriot — reports on yesterday’s rally in Detroit, Michigan. As you can see by the pictures, there’s lots of folks gettin’ active in the Motor City.

**THE PRESS is talkin’ about Andrea. Here’s what they’re printing.

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IMPORTANT LINKS: TPX III, TPX TV, Tour Schedules, Contributions.

For continuing coverage of TPX III — MARATHON PUNDIT and NOISYROOM keep their readers up-to-date.

INSTAPUNDIT is posting Tea Party news, including this important item from PJTV asking for CITIZEN JOURNALISTS to file reports on the Tax Day Tea Party events in their area. Sign up now.

MELANIE MORGAN has more news about her new PAC, and Dennis Miller, Sean Hannity Show appearances.

**TONIGHT: The Andrea Shea King Show — 9 pm et — broadcasting from “somewhere” on the road in New York state.