Links To Visit – 02/28/10

Bookworm Room – The common bonds between Iraniah Mullahs and the Democrats *UPDATED*

Bookworm Room – Does algore have any tone other than hysterical?

ABC News – Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Bob McCarty Writes – Roy Blunt Needs Education About Tea Party Folks

Bookworm Room – One of the minds behind NPR — argumentum ad ignorantiam


The Hill – Pelosi: ‘A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes’

Yahoo! News – Pelosi says GOP has hijacked ‘tea party’ movement

The Telegraph – Perfect storm brewing for UN’s Panel on Climate Change

AP – Supreme Court scrutinizes state, local gun control

Gateway Pundit – Liz Cheney: It’s “Supreme Arrogance” that Dems Say They’re Going to Ram Through Obamacare (Video)

Gateway Pundit – NY Times Crank Frank Rich Confuses Marxist Killer With Tea Party Protesters

Gateway Pundit – Pelosi Says She Shares Views With Tea Party Nazis (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Speaker Pelosi Tells Democrats to Sacrifice Their Career For Obamacare (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Rep. Paul Ryan: Pelosi Doesn’t Have the Votes on Health Care But Is Good at Backroom Deals (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Junk Scientist Al Gore Still Beating Dead Horse

Looking At The Left – AMERICA’S TEAPARTY MOVEMENT (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Southern California Public Radio – Solar Storms Could Be Earth’s Next Katrina (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Ontario Courts – Canada – No Constitutional Right to own or use firearms.

America’s Right – Ring the Bell: School Is Back In Session (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Logistics Monster – Obama Starts His 2012 Campaign (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Daily Mail – Now the Government wants competence tests before you can be a dog owner (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

CFP – Take a Lib to Lunch Day (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

RedState – A Conservative Call to Arms

Ace of Spades – Claim: NBC Executives Looking to Dump Olbermann (Hat Tip: Larwyn) Terrific news!!!

Fausta’s Blog – Soros up and at it, again… (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

American Thinker – Soros betting on Euro collapse (Hat Tip: Larwyn)


Doug Ross – Dinosaur Media AWOL as Hundreds of Children Unearthed in Mass Grave, Executed by the Barbaric Regime of Saddam Hussein (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

The Telegraph – Islamic radicals ‘infiltrate’ the Labour Party (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Doug Ross – Reconciliation: “If the American people find out that this bill is about giving health care to non-citizens, they will rise up against it.” (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Ace of Spades – Nancy Pelosi “Shares Some Views” With Functional Retards: “A Bill Can Be Bipartisan Without Bipartisan Votes” (Hat Tip: Larwyn)


Surprise! It’s your birthday today!

Happy Birthday Fellow Tea Party Activists!

It was exactly one year ago today – February 27th – that the first ‘organized’ round of tea parties took place across America. And look how far we’ve come in just one year!

*The government-run heath care push has been stalled and/or stopped countless times. Obama, Pelosi and Reid have put forth deadline-after-deadline and been forced to walk away sheepishly with their tail between their legs for each failure to advance their push towards socialized medicine.

*Scott Brown’s historic victory over the liberal Democrat establishment in Massachusetts.

*Stopping Congress – thus far – from forcing through the Big Government, junk-science, anti-capitalism fiasco known as Cap-And-Trade.

*The forced resignations of some of Obama’s most radical “czars” including most notably his “Green Jobs Czar,” Van Jones.

*The stunning election results in the governor’s races in New Jersey and Virginia.

*The giant “Townhall” pushback where politicians were finally confronted about their failures, their out-of-control deficit-spending, and big-government programs and push towards a more socialized economy.

*The forced resignations of prominent politicians who were under fire from the tea party movement and in jeopardy of losing their seats – such as Senators Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) and Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut).

*Thousands of tea party rallies across America, attracting millions of participants, to challenge the failed political establishments in both the Republican & Democrat parties. Notable highlights including the April 15, 2009 “Tax Day Tea Parties,” the series of Tea Party Express rallies & cross-country tours, and the 9/12 mass tea party rally in Washington, D.C.

*A victory over the Republican political establishment that nominated a liberal, big-government “RINO” (Republican In Name Only), Dede Scozzafava for Congress in the NY-23 Special Election. The tea party movement mobilized behind Conservative Doug Hoffman, forcing the GOP to pull their support for their own nominee (Scozzafava), and catapulting a little-known candidate into a national figure who nearly beat the political machines of both the Republican & Democrat parties.

And that’s just a partial list of some of the tea party movement’s accomplishments in one year.

Last week, RNC Chairman Michael Steele sat down with a few dozen tea party activists and held a 4-hour long “summit” to hear the grievances of tea party supporters.

That event in itself should speak volumes about the power of this movement. A movement born from citizen activism just one-year ago held court with a national party chair for 4-hours, because the voices of the people in this movement proved so powerful that they could not be ignored.

As Governor Palin recently said in her speech at the Tea Party Nation’s convention:

“The tea party movement is not a top-down operation, it is a ground-up call-to-action that is forcing both parties to change the way they do business and that’s beautiful! This is about the people!” [Emphasis added]

And yes – both sides are paying attention.

The San Francisco Chronicle (not exactly known as a bastion of right-wing political propaganda) published an article on January 19th of this year – yes exactly one year ago after Rick Santelli’s historic ‘tea party’ rant on CNBC – that included a mea culpa from none other than liberal San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom, calling for Democrats to take the tea party movement seriously:

Regardless of the outcome … this should be a gigantic wake-up call to the Democratic Party – that we’re not connecting with the needs, the aspirations and the desires of real people right now,” said San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

“We better get our act together – and quickly,” Newsom said. Voters “are so angry. They don’t feel that we’re paying attention to their needs, in terms of their jobs, and what’s going on at the grassroots, in their neighborhoods.”

And we must remember, it was that famous rant by CNBC’s Rick Santelli that inspired those first rounds of organized tea parties. Millions of Americans have now heard and seen the inspirational video of Santelli, on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, speaking plainly and forcefully for free market principles that reward hard work and success, and not government-mandated redistribution of wealth.

Motivated to follow Santell’s call-to-arms, we posted his ‘rant’ on our blog at the Our Country Deserves Better MySpace page and attended the February 27th tea party rally in Sacramento, California that was organized by the local Free Republic chapter.

From that point forward we here at the Tea Party Express plunged head-first into the tea party movement, helping to promote rallies, organize events, support good candidates, oppose bad candidates, and do all we can to help take our country back!

We’ve been proud to share Lloyd Marcus’s “American Tea Party Anthem” with the world. We came across the Rivoli Revue’s “A Bailout Song” and began promoting that too.

Through it all, we here at the Tea Party Express have always approached this movement with a sense of joy and positive energy. That strikes some in the media as odd – they look at us and see only anger and frustration. And yes, we are angry at the failures of our leaders. And yes, we are frustrated at how defiant they have been to We The People.

But we have chosen to approach this movement by celebrating the greatness of America. We celebrate the freedom we have to question our government. We celebrate the freedom of speech and right to assemble. We celebrate the principles our nation was founded on as extolled by the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights.

And, yes, we proudly, loudly and enthusiastically celebrate the freedom to organize politically so as to defeat those failed Big Government politicians and replace them with constitutional conservatives!

There are many different groups, leaders and activists within this movement. That is a sign of strength, not weakness, as our opponents mistakenly allege. Each of the groups we have worked with in this movement have brought their own talents and abilities to the table.

*The Tea Party Patriots have assembled a network of local tea party groups that is unrivaled.

*The American Liberty Alliance has a greater sense of tech-savvy and knowledge of online activism than just about any other group in this movement.

*The National Precinct Alliance has worked steadfastly to change the political parties from within, by taking over the local structure of the political parties.

*The fine folks at ResistNet have empowered their activists to achieve success from direct action and drills better than any other group.

*Our friends at Free Republic helped launch this movement and have used their own network to help boost the tea party movement.

*The team at Smart Girl Politics have engaged in some of the best work to get patriots involved in voter registration drives.

*The team at FreedomWorks organized the historic 9/12 march and have helped to make the GOP establishment take the tea party movement seriously in a way few others have been able to do.

*The team at American Majority have conducted the most comprehensive series of candidate and activist training seminars and workshops.

*The group at the Tea Party Nation put together the first national conference for tea party activists and secured the support of Gov. Sarah Palin who helped bring a huge round of media coverage for the tea party movement.

*The American Grassroots Coalition has unleashed a tidal wave of phone calls, emails and FAXes to Members of Congress, and helped to give voice to our movement to those in Congress who are supposed to represent us.

And again, that’s just part of the story. There are so many other groups and individuals (from the National Tax Limitation Committee, to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, to the National Taxpayers Union and Club for Growth, to Americans for Prosperity and so many more) who have helped to propel this movement forward.

Friends, our strength is in our numbers. We all have different styles, different strategies and different approaches. And we’re going to disagree with one another in this movement at times. That’s all good! Those who fear this tea party movement – and what it might mean to their own hold on power or how it might threaten their own more liberal ideological movements – will try to exploit our differences at times.

But what our critics fail to understand is that try however hard they might, they will never be able to silence the growing majority in this country who recognize that our country is off-track, and that we’ve lost our ways from the American ideals that our great nation was founded on.

We here at the Tea Party Express will continue our efforts, focused on what *we* can bring to the table and what we do best: our bus tours, rallies, Action Alerts, petition drives and most importantly our ability to rally hundreds of thousands of Americans behind political campaigns to take our country back!

Happy Birthday fellow tea party activists. You all have so much worth celebrating in your first year of existence! Let us work hard to make our 2nd year an even bigger success!


Financial News Update – 02/28/10

If You Get Too Cold, I’ll Tax the Heat (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Pelosi: Lawmakers Should Sacrifice Jobs for Health Care (Hat Tip: Brian B.)


JP MORGAN CHASE: ‘California a bigger risk than Greece’

Bitter legacy behind war of words between Greece and Germany

Rock, Meet Hard Place

Jobless Benefits to Be Nixed… for Now


And the Bottom Line Is?

Obama May Prohibit Home-Loan Foreclosures Without HAMP Review

China has confirmed the intention to purchase 191.3 tons of gold from the International Monetary Fund at an open auction, Finmarket news agency said.

Sultans of Swap: Explaining $605 Trillion of Derivatives

Common Sense Economics (The Mogambo Guru)

Concerns Grow Over China’s Sales of US Bonds

Greeks Scramble to Pull 8 Billion Euros from Local Banks

FDIC Hits Record “Default” Level as Deposition Insurance Fund Plunges by $12.7 Billion to NEGATIVE $20.9 Billion


The Insidious Enemy

By: Tom Wright at American Daughter

Most Conservatives are wondering, “What can I, personally, do to help stop Obama’s anti-America juggernaut?” Recall that grammatically incorrect statement — “All politics is local.” It’s true! Every Marxist and Conservative in Washington is there because of local politics.

Do this. All patriotic citizens who cherish the vision of our founding fathers for the United States should attend the local Precinct Convention for their political party. It is at these meetings that the process of composing the party platform begins. At the Convention you will be asked to vote for or against Resolutions that will be forwarded to the County Convention, and if passed there, on to the State Convention. This is how national party platforms and some state laws are formed.

You can affect both party platforms and state laws. Make up your own Resolutions. Make them plain and specific to one issue. Give concrete and detailed reasons why adopting the resolution is necessary. If your Resolution is against the actions of a group, give no quarter. Take 3 copies to be signed and forwarded to the County Convention. Take many more to pass out to attendees.

The primary elections in the race for Texas governor will be held this Tuesday, March 2 for both major parties. Following the primaries, precinct meetings will be held to compose the party platforms. Conservative Texans are urged to attend their Precinct’s Convention about 7:15 p.m. next Tuesday. When you vote, ask someone where it will be held. It will likely be in a school classroom, cafeteria, etc.

At other times and in a variety of formats, similar efforts will be taking place in all of the other states. All patriotic Americans should learn the particulars for their location and become involved. The ideological forces of Marxism and Islamic Sharia have insinuated themselves into the fundamental levels of our democratic process, and have permeated our public education. An overwhelming participation by true patriots is needed to rout them.

Here’s a bit of background. In 1961 (or 1962, I forget), I attended a meeting of the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade in the Emerald Room of the (then) Shamrock Hotel, in Houston, Texas. One of the many guest speakers was Herb Philbrick — whose real life experience in infiltrating the Communist Party was the basis for the TV series, “I Led Three Lives.”

Philbrick told how the Communists had taken control of many civic organizations across America, including his home town’s civic association in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Communists had previously gone to classes to learn Robert’s Rules of Order — and they learned those rules perfectly. They then went to many civic organizations’ meetings and participated. At every opportunity, they raised simple “points of order.” They would then, helpfully, state how some motion, etc., should have been handled. Soon, they had the confidence of the usual hometown Americans — who frequently knew nothing about the use of parliamentary law in meetings. Soon, everyone agreed that the person who knew the rules should become the president of the local organization.

Once in the controlling positions of the organization, they used the organization (and the organization’s money) to promote the Communist agenda. As a local civic association, they had the local stature to raise funds. As the controlling officers, they had the power to direct those funds to the use of the Communist Party’s causes. The local civic organizations became Communist fronts.

The same thing is going on today, not only by proponents of Socialism, but now in addition by Muslims, who seek to institute Sharia Law in our communities. One of their prime targets is the Precinct Convention meeting — after the primary polls close.

Be Warned!

  1. Buy a copy of and brush up on Robert’s Rules of Order.
  2. Many towns have “Parliamentary Law Clubs,” where ladies (mostly) fellowship together in a civic club with a purpose. Frequently, the members of such clubs are officers in other community organizations. If your town has one, join it. Those ladies are great contacts for networking.
  3. Get your friends and neighbors to attend your Precinct meetings. Yes. I know. “It’s a pain.” Just do it. Or let the Muslims have the power in your local community.
  4. Carry multiple copies (many require three copies) of typed party planks, to be voted on and forwarded to the County and State conventions. Don’t try to prepare them on the spot.
  5. Do not allow any Muslim to intimidate you by saying that you are persecuting him because of his religion. Islam is both a religion and a political system. Sharia Law is a political issue.

But, first and foremost: Don’t let foreign subversives — whether Marxist or Islamic — get control of your local organizations, precinct chairmanships, county organizations, or state organizations.

I’m a Texan so, as an example, let me share the resolution that I will be offering this Tuesday evening. For background, read this article — Organizing Kids for Obama:

President Barack Obama’s budget has added more than $100 billion of federal taxpayers’ money to what is called “education,” so that means it will be spent by alumni of the Saul Alinsky school of radical community organizing and/or the Chicago Democratic machine…. Obama is using the public schools to recruit a private army of high-schoolers to “build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda.” We now know that Obama’s “agenda” is to move the United States into European-style Socialism….

Obama’s Internet outreach during his campaign, Obama for America, has been renamed Organizing for America (OFA) in order to recruit students to join a cult of Obama and become activists for his goals. …the teacher of an 11th-grade government class in Massillon, Ohio, passed out the sign-up sheet, headed with Obama’s “O” logo, asking students to become interns for Organizing for America….

This must never happen in my state. Here’s my Resolution:

Resolution Opposing Use of Texas Public Schools for Community Organizing

WHEREAS in his inauguration speech, President Obama promised to “transform this country;”

WHEREAS in his budget, the Obama administration added more than $100 billion in taxpayer’s money for what he listed as “Education;”

WHEREAS at American Taxpayer expense, his Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, mailed instructions to every school on how to participate in the September 8 political speech that was broadcast to public school children, making it clear that he has no reservations about using taxpayer money to promote his agenda;

WHEREAS Mr. Obama’s campaign Internet outreach — Obama For America — has been renamed “Organizing for America” (OFA) with the purpose of recruiting students to become activists for his goals;

WHEREAS the application to join the OFA Internship Program states its goal as, “empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda of change;”

WHEREAS the application further states, “credit must be approved by your school ahead of time;”

WHEREAS OFA’s “National Intern Organizer Curriculum” includes a reading list that includes Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals;”

WHEREAS OFA’s reading list also includes Zack Exley’s “The New Organizers” in which it brags about “an insurgent generation of organizers” inside the Obama campaign that has “almost without anyone noticing … built the Progressive movement a brand new and potentially durable people’s organization, in a dozen states, rooted at the neighborhood level;”

WHEREAS on OFA’s reading list is Rinku Sen’s “Stir It Up: Lessons from Community Organizing and Advocacy;”

WHEREAS on OFA’s reading list is Obama’s “Dreams of My Father,” who is well known as a radical Marxist-Leninist;

WHEREAS a federal government organization, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), having a budget of $1.416 billion, oversees other taxpayer funded “service organizations;”

WHEREAS CNCS oversees Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, which regularly dole out millions of Dollars to radical liberal organizations; and

WHEREAS the U.S. Senate has recently confirmed CNCS’s new chief executive, Patrick Corvington, who was a senior official of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which has given over a million and one-half dollars to the ACORN network of organizations;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we urge the Texas Legislature to enact legislation requiring that neither Texas public schools nor their students be used as instruments for political agendas, such as community organization, but, rather focus on history, reading, writing, mathematics, and science.

Adopted this 2nd day of March, 2010, at the Precinct Convention of Precinct # ____ of the Republican Party of Texas.

Precinct Convention Secretary

UPDATE: The Right Sided American Kafir created the following references to go with this article:

Robert’s Rules of Order

Parliamentary Motions Guide (chart)


Obama Proposes False Teeth Exchange in Healthcare Proposal

By: Snarky Basterd
Feed Your ADHD

Thanks to a somewhat Regressive friend for playing along
and doing this fine Photochoppage for me.

DISTRICT OF CRIMINALS — Seeking to continue momentum on his stunning victory this week over Republicans at the Blair House Healthcare Summit, pResident Joker proposed a radical new way to pay for his $1 trillion healthcare bill:

“There will be a Republican retirement check in every American’s pocket and a relative’s false teeth in every American’s mouth,” the pResident said today, during his weekly radio address.

The pResident said he came up with the stunning new ideas after listening to Republicans blather on Thursday about useless ideas for fixing the broken healthcare system, such as the insanely naive proposal of TORT reform and the ridiculous concept of living in New York but buying cheaper health insurance from Wisconsin.

“The economy just doesn’t work that way,” the pResident said. “Everyone knows the marketplace is evil and that the only good things come from Washington, D.C., such as hot air and crack cocaine.”

The dramatic proposals break down like this:

Since half the country wants Democrats to stop working on the pResident’s dream bill for healthcare deform, and Conservative Americans outnumber Regressives by a 2 to 1 ratio, Obama will use the American Community Survey to root out anyone who identifies themselves as Republican or Conservative and deport them to China, where they’ll be much more comfortable living in a capitalist environment. In turn, the IRS will seize their assets and redistribute them based on need to anyone who indicates on the survey that they are Regressive.

“I think we’ll pick up at least a trillion dollars by the end of this year,” the pResident said.

Part two of the plan would take advantage of NY Congresscriminal Louise Slaughter’s revelation that Americans are now resorting to wearing their dead relatives’ false teeth to save on healthcare costs, by establishing a False Teeth Repository and Redistribution Exchange.

“I think that woman resorting to wearing her dead sister’s false teeth embodies that brilliant ingenuity that Americans are known for the world over, and since my plan doesn’t pay for dentures, we’ll also help take care of the landfill problem by simply recycling everyone’s false teeth when they die,” the pResident said.

Via photobucket

In related news, The Wicked Witch of Congress continues to assert that she can magically create 400,000 jobs the minute healthcare deform passes, by crisscrossing America on her broom and crop-dusting with a potion made from eye of newt and toe of frog and brain of Republican.

Meanwhile, pResident Joker also announced he planned to help feed those among the nation’s 20 percent underemployed by nationalizing the major grocery store chains. “Breadlines are a sign of regress like no other I know of, except for maybe living without electricity and making clothing from bark,” the pResident said. “But I inherited a lot of problems, and I admit it’s taken me a lot longer than I expected to make things worse than they ought to be; we’ll get there eventually.”


America, we are running out of time…

Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques
By: ThePatrioticMama

Can’t you feel it, sense it? Time is growing short folks…

Mike and the Mechanics – Silent Running:

Take the children and yourself
And hide out in the cellar
By now the fighting will be close at hand
Don’t believe the church and state
And everything they tell you
Believe in me, I’m with the high command

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

There’s a gun and ammunition
Just inside the doorway
Use it only in emergency
Better you should pray to God
The Father and the Spirit
Will guide you and protect from up here

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

Swear allegiance to the flag
Whatever flag they offer
Never hint at what you really feel
Teach the children quietly
For some day sons and daughters
Will rise up and fight while we stood still

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

Can you hear me running (can you hear me calling you?)
(Can you hear me) hear me calling you?
(Can you hear me running) hear me running babe?
(Can you hear me running) hear me running?
Calling you, calling you

The Middle Class Red Dawn

Part 1

Part 2