Attention Michiganders and those with family/friends in Michigan

From: Andrea Shea King

An alert just released from our Tea Party Express Media Communications Department on the Red Bus:

Dear (Michigan Pro-Life Organization),

Greetings my name is Mark Lewis and I am part of the media/communications team working with the official Tea Party Express (http://www.teapartyexpress.org) and I am writing your local Michigan pro-life organization because we URGENTLY need your help!

In just two days the massive Tea Party Express III tour will be rolling through Michigan in an effort to ensure that failed Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak is held accountable for his dishonest and cowardly actions that resulted in a late night, closed door and completely secretive House vote on the health care bill that the vast majority of Americans DO NOT WANT. It was signed into law a week ago. The 2,000+ page bill is wrought with loopholes that would allow the government to subsidize abortion using our tax dollars! Stupak’s refusal to stand by his pro-life principles (which he ran on in multiple elections!) is cause for immediate action to ensure that Michigan and the rest of the United States send a message that principles come before party.

We NEED your organization to be present in full force at these Michigan rallies on Saturday because the corrupt deal he struck by Stupak only hours before the final House vote puts the pro-life movement in Michigan in serious jeopardy. The consequences of allowing a Bart Stupak another term in office would be catastrophic.

We have begun a $200,000 radio and television ad campaign airing throughout Michigan. The television ads are garnering a tremendous amount of interest appearing on CNN, MSNBC, and FOXNEWS. The ads spotlight Stupak’s utter abandonment of his core campaign platform which consisted of a “strong pro-life” stance.

In 2010, the Tea Party Express is working around the clock to ensure that pro-abortion, tax and spend progressives, and big government liberals are voted out and replaced with those individuals who share our country’s values including the right to LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

(Michigan Pro-Life Group) it is absolutely imperative that EVERY active member along with any American who stands for our cause come to these family-friendly rallies and make your voices heard.

Saturday we will send Bark Stupak a strong message that his recent talks of retirement (since rescinded) mean nothing because the voters of Michigan will exercise their right to give him his walking papers come November 4, 2010.

We are counting on (Michigan Pro-Life Group) and other local pro-life organizations to mobilize and make the small sacrifice of a Saturday so that our commonly shared values can never again thwarted by a politician who is willing to sell his soul to the Obama-Pelosi-Reid dictatorship.

The mainstream media will be there covering the Michigan rallies from start to finish. Approximately 35,000 people attended the launch of this tour featuring Sarah Palin yet MSNBC and CNN “approximated” crowds of 5,000 to 8,000. This WON’T happen again because of your attendance!

Please call any time day or night with questions you may have. If you can bring packed buses and caravans of pro-life Americans, the staff and I will help with any logistical worries. The six rallies held Saturday will be a record for the Tea Party Express! We welcome your presence as the tour progresses and continues to gain momentum until he arrive in Washington D.C. Saturday is THE day to ensure that what you are fighting for daily stops the inevitable and begins again the battle to procure unborn babies the right to life.


Mark B. Lewis
Tea Party Express (www.teapartyexpress.org)
Associate, Media & Communications
(408) 644-5114
Email: [email protected]


STOP 1: Cheboygan, MI

Saturday, April 10th at 8:00am

Rally Location:
Washington Park, Downtown Cheboygan
124 N. Main Street
Cheboygan, MI 49721

STOP 2: Petoskey, MI

Saturday, April 10th at 10:00am

Rally Location:
Emmet-Charlevoix County Fairgrounds
1129 Charlevoix Avenue
Petoskey, MI 49770

STOP 3: Traverse City, MI

Saturday, April 10th at 11:40 am

Rally Location:
Grand Traverse Civic Center Pavilion
1213 W Civic Center Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686

STOP 4: Big Rapids, MI

Saturday, April 10th at 3:00pm

Rally Location:
14905 220th Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307

STOP 5: Grand Rapids, MI

Saturday, April 10th at 4:15 pm

Rally Location:
Riverside Park (Band shell)
2401 Monroe Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

STOP 6: Lansing, MI

Saturday, April 10th at 7:15 pm

Rally Location:
Michigan State Capitol
100 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933


NEW VIDEO: Tea Party Express Showdown With Stupak

As I write this email to you we are just crossing into Michigan – and the district of disgraced, corrupt Congressman Bart Stupak, the man who sold our nation out on the healthcare vote.

This is one of the most important projects we are taking on during Tea Party Express III and we are inviting you to be a part of it by watching our events LIVE online – FOR FREE! The first event in Stupak’s district is tonight, Thursday, April 8th at 7:30 PM Eastern/6:30 PM Central/5:30 PM Pacific.

Simply logon to: http://www.TeaPartyExpress.tv

Register for a free account if you don’t already have one. You’ll be able to see most of our remaining rallies live on this site!

To understand how much progress we’ve made in our fight to “Defeat Bart Stupak” just look at the news stories that have already been written about our efforts. You can read a sampling of them online – HERE.

Here’s my request to you… if you live in the Midwest/Great Lakes region then we really need you to turn out for one of our Tea Party Express rallies in Bart Stupak’s Michigan district. Complete details on our schedule of rally locations can be found – HERE.

If you simply live too far away to attend one of these events, then watch online at our website – www.TeaPartyExpress.tv – and please also make a donation to support our “Defeat Bart Stupak” TV and radio ad campaign.

We still must raise an additional $129,450 to fund our $250,000 campaign to defeat Stupak. Please – help us out by making a donation: CONTRIBUTE HERE


$700,000 Offered to Stupak to Resign!

CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or [email protected]

Tea Party Express Offers Bart Stupak $700,000 to Resign from Congress*

The Tea Party Express (website: www.TeaPartyExpress.org) has announced it will offer Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Michigan) to resign.

Media outlets have reported that Congressman Stupak has considered retiring from Congress in light of the overwhelmingly negative response he has received for his efforts to support the recently-passed health care legislation.

Similarly, media reports at the time of the health care bill’s passage suggested Stupak received $700,000 in airport grants in exchange for his vote.

“If Bart Stupak is considering resigning then we want to do what we can to help him along in that decision. Exchanging your votes, principles and decisions for money seems to be the modus operandi for Bart Stupak. So how do we find $700,000 to get this corrupt and failed politician out of office, so that we can get a representative of the people, who respects the Constitution, to take Stupak’s seat?” asked Mark Williams, Chairman of the Tea Party Express.

*Note: The Tea Party Express obviously does not support the buying off of politicians, and wishes to note this offer is made with dripping sarcasm to underscore the point of how wrongful Mr. Stupak’s actions were.

The Tea Party Express has 5 rallies (Ironwood, MI; Escanaba, MI; Sault Sainte Marie, MI; Cheboygan, MI; Petoskey, MI) planned in Stupak’s district through the second half of this week and into the weekend, plus a 6th rally in Traverse City, which is in the media market that covers the northern Lower Peninsula portion of Stupak’s district.

Tea Party Express III: Just Vote Them Out national tour kicked off March 27th in Searchlight, NV where one of the largest political gatherings in Nevada history took place. The Tea Party Express will hold 48 tea party rallies across the nation, featuring conservative speakers, singers, and entertainers. The caravan’s final stop is in Washington, D.C. for the Tax Day Tea Party on April 15th.

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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]


Exhaustion From Anxiety: The True Terrorism

By: Garry Hamilton

Today, in her Tea Party Express update, Andrea Shea King quoted Lloyd Marcus in his expression of the mood of American patriots they’ve encountered on their tour.

Two words jumped out at me: worry and anxiety.

These are emotions we all experience from time to time, and they are universally recognized as a Bad Thing™. The world of Big Medicine likes to refer to them as “stress.” They have medications for it. Hey, chill, dude, take a pill.

We all know that when these emotions become chronic, the effect on people is unhealthy in any of several ways. Common reactions to anxiety include increased smoking, drinking, sleeping, self medicating, and fixated TV viewing in the hope better news will arrive.

People, after sustained exposure to anxiety, become exhausted. This exhaustion leads to grief (sadness), hopelessness, and apathy. (People fond of the “conventional wisdom” of Big Medicine call this “depression.”) And therein lies the true danger.

Sad, hopeless, and apathetic (or “depressed”) people are ineffective in any kind of struggle for survival, and that has great strategic value for someone trying to subjugate a population. If you are the Borg, you continually make it clear that resistance is futile. Once you can get that to stick, the rest of the conquest is pretty straightforward. With little or no resistance from the conquered, you can now overwhelm them, and impressing your dogma schtick upon them (at gunpoint, if needed) is easy enough (Big Medicine has a name for that, too, but I’m not into psychobabble).

This is the true objective of terrorism.

Terrorism only “terrorizes” for a short period. Beyond that, people are no longer “terrified,” simply because that level of intense fear is unsustainable, and they revert to a lower intensity of fear: anxiety. You can still function (mostly) while anxious, but everything is harder, painful things hurt more, and everything is “uphill both ways.” Eventually anyone, no matter how tough, will become exhausted by anxiety. Some terrorist flies a plane into a skyscraper. Everyone is scared silly for a few minutes, a few hours, but after that they begin to worry: “Is it over? What’s next? Is it going to happen again? Will my family be safe? If it happens again, can we survive?” People become hyper-alert, watchful, wary, jumpy. Are they still terrified? No. What they are is anxious.

Is a violent, super scary event the only way to achieve the objective of terrorism? No, not at all. Ever sat in a dentist’s chair for five straight hours? Worrying about the next application of drills or sharp, pointy instruments? Having some guy spelunking around your molars looking for treasure? Yes? And what was it like when he was all done? Exhausting? Draining? Of course, there are those who will allege that dentists are violent and super scary. Yeah, but at least they smile.

Dentist not impressing you? How about someone even scarier? How about IRS Agent Thumbscrew? There are very few people indeed who don’t have some sensitivity to the threat of having their livelihood and future clamped in the vise of Big Government. How would a government go about terrorizing its population?

Well, shucks, that’s easy. Just threaten them with ever increasing intervention and meddling and taxes and ever decreasing liberty and freedom. Promote the total invincibility of government with the resistance is futile mantra. Moreover, impose crushing penalties for resisting the meddling and taxation. Criminalize dissent. “Don’t worry, be happy: it’s not just a good idea, it’s the LAW!” It won’t be long before anyone who’s paying attention and who knows his history is overtaken by anxiety and worry.

Great. Just fabulous. Out-freakin’-standing! I am reminded of Michael Jackson’s scarecrow character in The Wiz: You can’t win, you can’t break even, you can’t get out of the game.” Apathy. The precursor to death.

What to do?

Well, before we examine that, can we agree that a steady diet of anxiety will ruin your life? I mean, is it worth identifying a remedy? Well, yes. Without a remedy, things will get worse.

Frankly, something’s gotta change. Really change. And the kind of change we need is improvement, not the crap-n-pap we’re being fed.

So, is there a place for hope? The expectation that things really can get better, that we can get some relief, instead of the wishin’ for fairies and unicorns? Yes there is.

Here are some secrets you should keep close to you: anger is closer to survival than apathy; it is healthier to be antagonistic (confrontational) than to be afraid; and the path up from the darker emotions of apathy, grief, terror, despair, fear, and anger passes through pain — yes, it’s also an emotion — before you can climb through the thickets of hostility and antagonism to find the emotions where success and survival really live: interest, cheerfulness, enthusiasm.

So, when the people who simply want you to be quiet (you know, graveyards are quiet), sit down, shut up, and go back to your TV, tell you that “anger is bad” and you mustn’t be “hostile” or “confrontational” because, hey, that means you’re a nut job and a hater, feel free to ignore them.

Realize that the people who would keep you in chains want you to be anxious, afraid, sad, exhausted, and hopeless, so they can take care of you. When you know that your emotions are the weapon being used against you, then you can regain control, shake it off, endure the emotional stings and jolts as you rise from the depths to take back your life.

Who is your terrorist? Who is your Borg? Who keeps telling you resistance is futile? Who wants you to shut up and be quiet? Okay, so do you still want to be afraid of that Borg? Or would you prefer a more energetic response? Notice any anger bubbling up?

It’s okay to get mad. In fact, it’s necessary.

Fight on through. You’ll run into — literally — random chaff and confusion. That’s okay. Pick a target, an objective, lock on, and go after it. And, as you do, you’ll find your morale is higher than it’s been in ages. Grab your friends, help them shake it off, and point them at an objective.

There’s only one way out, and that’s through the obstacles being placed in your path. Kick ’em over. Push them aside. Claim your goal. When you’re not afraid, the terrorists — whoever they are — lose.

Yes, if we do nothing, we’re pretty much doomed. But “doing nothing” is what your Borg want you to do. They want you worried. Refuse to stew in that mess. Remember: they cannot enslave you without your help.

Grab your bootstraps. Haul yourself up. Kick some ass.

And come stand in the sunshine with me.


Links To Visit – 04/08/10

Moonbattery – Moonbat Calls for Execution of Patriots

Bob McCarty Writes – Diplomat-Shoe Bomber Arrested on Flight to Denver

Joshua Pundit – Obama’s New Policy : All Israeli Nuclear Workers Now Refused US Visas‏ (Hat Tip: Bookworm Room)

WND – County to feds: They’re our roads! (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The American Spectator – Republicans Against Repeal

Bob McCarty Writes – It’s Time to Suspend Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

The Spokesman-Review – Bomb found at U.S. Courthouse (Hat Tip: Ron the Cop)

The New Editor – Fake Spitting and Fake Deficit Reduction, Cont…

WND – State No. 6 tells feds to stuff their gun regs (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

CBCNews – Armoured vehicles adopted by B.C. RCMP (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Atlas Shrugs – Muslim Tries to Light a Bomb on DC to Denver Aircraft UPDATE: Fox and others reporting it’s likely a “misunderstanding.”

Atlas Shrugs – Featured Story Big Journalism, Pamela Geller on Obama’s Taqiya

Atlas Shrugs – Pamela Geller, American Thinker: Obama’s Nuclear Poser Review

Liberty Pundits – O’s Open Hand Victory: Iran says they’ll kill all of our soldiers (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

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Financial News Update – 04/08/10

Will fraud lift gold prices to $10,000/ounce? (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Hyperinflation Special Report (Update 2010) (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Bam man pitching national sales tax (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home – InterNACHI Message Board (Hat Tip: Brian B.)


Kansas Fed Chief Urges Bernanke to Raise Rates to 1 Percent

Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounds a warning on growing deficit (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

ROUND TWO Of The Mortgage Reset Game = Foreclosure (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

A Sneak Attack on NYC’s Electric Bill

The Kyrgyz Republic Cries for Economic Freedom

Side Effects: States Will Feel the Effects of Obamacare

High-Tax, High-Spend Model Still Does Not Work

Check Out the 2010 Budget Chart Book–New and Improved!

Glenn Beck Inc (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner) Always be honest and true to who you are – never tell a lie… That’s the secret…

Why the Greek rescue isn’t going according to plan

It’s Not Your Money (Hat Tip: Brian B.) hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmm

Sociopaths In Charge Of Banks And Government (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

New jobless claims make surprise jump of 18,000 (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

America Is About To Drop Off This List Of Safest Credit Ratings (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Greek Bonds Getting Crushed Again, Euro Getting Hammered, Markets Down (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)


Greece plunges deeper into crisis, banks, euro hit

Yield on 10-year bonds above 7.5%

Market storm as debt fears hit fever pitch

Vulnerable Dems are tiptoeing on health care


GM Closing Hummer Despite Offer on the Table

New Jobless Claims Higher Than Analysts Expected

Tracking Your Taxes: Uncle Sam Taking More?


L.A. Controller Says City Could Run Out of Cash by May 5th

Mighty America’s five stages of rapid decline; Jim Collins’ danger signals: But can we halt the collapse of capitalism?

Fed Keeps Eyes Out for Speculative Bubbles

Job Openings Rise in Several Sectors in February

Stocks Trade in Tight Range After Financials Rise

Business Software Maker CA to Cut 1,000 Jobs


Rep. Michele Bachmann meets The Radio Patriot

By: Andrea Shea King
The Radio Patriot

Andrea Shea King and Rep. Michele Bachmann

WE SCOOPED THEM ALL! Today the Radio Patriot and ASK Show producer Dave Logan scooped the world with the announcement that the Tea Party Express would be endorsing Rep. Michele Bachmann for re-election. As soon as we learned the news, we contacted Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit, who posted it immediately at the Instapundit site. Instalanche!!!

TEA PARTY EXPRESS: Michele Bachmann edition. I hear the TPE will be endorsing her.

Posted at 9:52 am by Glenn Reynolds

Reynolds announced the endorsement before it was made public during a press conference held in front of the Minnesota State Capitol building on Thursday morning. The annoucnement comes on the heels of a blockbuster appearance last night by Bachmann with Sarah palin and Sean Hannity on a televised special edition of the Hannity Show seen on Fox News Channel.

For more details, head to Dave’s site at Thirdwavedave.blogspot.com.

Rep. Michele Bachmann aboard the Tea Party Express Red Bus chats with Selena and William Owens of the TPS team.

Rep. Michele Bachmann chats with Selena Owens, author of “The Power Within A Conservative Woman: Engaging America for God, Family and Country”

The Star Tribune front page piece on the impact of the Bachmann/Palin appearance the night before. “Dazzling”

Rep. Michele Bachmann and Lloyd Marcus, singer/entertainer

More photos to come…