Can You Help? News of Texas’ Devastating Wildfires

By: CJ in TX
Gulag Bound

These are my neighbors.

Being close and having friends who are effected is heart wrenching.

One friend was able to get all of her cattle and other animals out; another’s animals would not load and they had to leave them.

Their neighbor had called this morning and said his house had just burned.

Can you help?

You can find out how, by visiting these groups.


Online meetings are being held to inform those willing to help.  One is today at 1:00pm CT.  To view it, go to KingStreetPatriots.org.  Another will take place this coming Monday at 7:00pm CT.

I am a member of these Patriot groups in the Houston area. They are collecting resources to assist my neighbors.

And this announcement came in via email, from King Street Patriots.


King Street and Citizen Patriot Response are working together to help fellow Texans who’ve lost everything in wildfires that, as of this posting, continue to burn across Texas. Here’s a full update from CPR – and how you can help:

The Texas Forest Service reports 172 fires covering over 135,000 acres in the past seven days. The worst of these fires is in the central Texas area of Bastrop county, closely followed by fires near Houston and in northeastern Texas.

The Bastrop fire is approximately 34,000 acres in size and has destroyed 785 homes. 5,000 Texans were forced to evacuate. The fire is 30% contained.


Families living in emergency shelters in schools and churches are requesting the following:

Walmart gift cards (small denominations)
Gas cards
Non-perishable food products


The Citizen Patriot Response Shelter is requesting single mattresses and assistance in building bunk style beds. Please send or bring the needed items to one of our designated aid centers.

Central Texas Citizen Patriot Response Headquarters and Shelter, 21 Cotton Gin Road, Uhland, Texas 78640

Houston Area
King Street Patriots, 7232 Wynnwood Lane, Houston, Texas 77008
Office Hours 10-3 M-Thurs
Please bring items to Monday night’s program @ 7pm

East Texas
900 Hwy 327 East, Silsbee, Texas 77656

Citizen Patriot Response requests for you to please not only help, but to also encourage others you know to do the same. We hope for other efforts by individuals and organizations to contact us so we can assist you and bring attention to your needs.

Thank you,
Brandon Darby
[email protected]
(512) 749-8578


Donations: Please go here to donate… King Street Patriots will ensure all donations get to the wildfire victims and those in need.


Request to Any & All Ground Zero Memorial Attendees

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

The Cross at Ground Zero

A request from an excellent online activist:

Arlen Williams


Spread the word, ALL Attendee’s at the 9/11 Ground Zero Memorial, when Mayor Bloomberg begins to speak, EVERYONE TO SING AMAZING GRACE” They can keep clergy out, but they can’t keep them ALL from singing!!!


Blood on the Streets? US Communists Prepare for Conflict, “Hellraising”

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Violence and intimidation are coming to the streets of America – if the Communist Party USA gets its way.

Emboldened by their “friend” Barack Obama’s Labor Day speech in Detroit, the communists and their labor and “social movement” allies are preparing to confront the “Tea Party” and the GOP in the streets of America in an attempt to intimidate their way back into power in 2012.

The plan is simple. Obama and the Democrats will create large Federally funded jobs programs, which will be controlled by the unions and the left. This will create large armies of desperate and easily manipulated people who will owe their living to the “great helmsman.”

The left will then use these people to intimidate anyone who stands in their way. Though Obama will have funded these armies, he will exploit their aggressive demands for more handouts as merely an expression of the “popular will.” He will then give the “people” (i.e. the left) what they want – more socialism.

This was the strategy the communists employed in the 1930s under Roosevelt to move the US way to the left. The communists set up large armies of unemployed to march on Washington. FDR responded by setting up huge Federal public work schemes, which the communists then took over and used to build still more pressure for socialism.

The left used the same strategy in the ’60s under president Johnson’s “great society,” the second ever greatest increase in Federal power.

Now the communists plan a third and (they hope) final mass expansion of Federal power under second term Obama.

Communist Party second in command, Jarvis Tyner, makes this strategy very clear in an article he has just penned for the latest Peoples World:

Those who have not had a chance to listen to President Obama’s Labor Day speech in Detroit yesterday should make it a priority to do so. It is a preview of Thursday night’s speech before a joint session of Congress on the jobs crisis.

In both tone and content this was a fighting speech.

President Obama is expected to outline a program for job creation through rebuilding the country’s crumbling infrastructure.

If this type of concrete initiative aimed at creating jobs for those who are really suffering is realized, it has the potential to create the basis for united grassroots movements to develop.

A new upsurge of struggle involving millions of working-and middle-class folks potentially could develop that could not only make their lives better but take the political initiative away from the right.

It’s still the economy, and the president knows it.

A multiracial coalition of organized labor and civil rights groups along with millions of working families who are not in unions can be mobilized and activated in the streets, legislative halls and at the voting booth into a powerful force capable of countering the racism of the Republican, tea party Libertarian axis.

In Detroit, the president made points that he has not emphasized since the campaign. He said pointedly, “Our economy’s stronger when workers are getting paid good wages and good benefits.”

He continued. “Our economy is stronger when we’ve got broad based growth and broad based prosperity.”

Speaking to the need for a jobs program, Obama referred to the two parties working together last year. But, he added, if they (Republicans) don’t want to work together, “we’re not going to wait for them.”

In anticipation of the coming struggle, he challenged the Republicans to “prove the they will fight for tax breaks for the middle class as hard as you fight for tax breaks for the wealthy.”

He spoke in support of the unionized workers in Wisconsin and Ohio. He said, “as long as I’m in the White House, I’m going to stand up for collective bargaining.”

He spoke out against “right to work” laws, which are being pushed by the right wing in a number of states.

Trying to find compromise with the extreme right is like trying to reason with the politically irrational. So far those efforts by the president have resulted in concessions.

This struggle is not an academic exercise. It’s a power struggle around some basic class and democratic questions.

The stakes are high. Issues like taxing the rich, single-payer health care, saving public education, Social Security, Medicare and civil rights and saving the environment are life or death issues, especially for millions of working people.

This is a struggle that cannot be won without involving masses in struggle. The president alone cannot win the fight.

The Republicans will raise hell in the Congress and on the campaign trail about the possibility of spending tax money to meet the infrastructure and jobs crisis.

This time the progressive forces will not be caught napping: besides, the left invented hell raising.

The president cannot win this battle alone, just like FDR and other more liberal presidents couldn’t. That was one of the themes of Obama’s Detroit speech. He called on organized labor and the people to help win this battle.

Everyone needs to hear the speech he made on Monday and gather families and friends to hear his speech Thursday night.

As Sam Webb and others have written recently, I think a progressive political storm is building in the country against the right.

Obama’s speech in Detroit reflected that. Let’s hope Thursday takes this fighting spirit even further.

The communists rightly see the next fourteen months as the most decisive in US history.

If the “Tea Party” and the Republicans do well, the US will have a fighting chance at survival.

If Obama and the communists/Dems win, the socialist steamroller will be virtually impossible to stop.

the communists are going to do everything possible to keep their man in the White House. If that takes a little blood on the streets – so be it.