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“Walk the Streets in Anger” by Anne Marie Harpen

From Ms. Harpen:

This song goes out to every patriot scared sick for our country and our kids’ and grandkids’ future. The tea party pictures were taken between March 15 2009 and September 12 2009 all throughout the country. The photo of Sean Hannity was from the Cincinnati Freedom Concert. The little boy in the picture lost his father in Iraq and his family was being honored there. I wrote this song in my sleep but wasn’t inspired to publish it until after being at the Freedom Concert at Kings Island, August 21, 2009 © 2010. FEEL FREE TO POST THIS VIDEO TO YOUR BLOG OR WEBSITE BUT PLEASE DON’T REPRODUCE MY MUSIC FOR ANY OTHER REASON WITHOUT MY PERMISSION If you like my song videos you can order my CD Walk the Streets In Anger here. http://www.harpensings.blogspot.com/

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Message to Democrats, from Bill & Sheldon and from the “teabaggers”

“The reason the tea-baggers are so inflamed is because we are winning.”
~ Bill Clinton, paraphrased by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

tparty ram it

Game on !

….or does President Clinton have another motive, hmmmm?

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This is what Sarah Palin inspires….

11yr. Old gives her “America’s Freedom” Speech to crowd of over 2,000 at Tea Party fireworks rally in Tallahassee, FL. July 4th, 2009

…..and unprecedented books sales too.

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A publishing industry source told POLITICO that they “cannot remember a non-fiction book taking off like this in the pre-order market. It became number one only a couple of hours after nothing more than a date announcement. It is truly unprecedented.”

Much of the 400-page book is based on journals Palin kept during her vice-presidential run.

….or could look to the Democrats for inspiration ? Nah.


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Libertarians, Independents, Conservatives AND Dems, Oh My!

…..and PUMAs !

A few more thoughts from the 9-12 DC Rally….and I wasn’t the only PUMA representing! Hey, didn’t we start this? So, now that Old Glory, the Gadsdens and Culpeppers have been put away til the next big “can you hear us now” rally, I finally realized that I was a part of a much bigger political movement afterall……Swing Voters! Despite what the O’slobber media brushed us with, it was perhaps the most important political event I’ve attended in my life. It took a few days to sink in, but the numbers who showed up aren’t important, it was WHY they showed up.

From Reason.tv

Are the Tea Party protesters a small group of radical freakazoids or a large crew of taxpaying regular joes who are fed up with government spending, Democrats and Republicans, and business as usual?

Reason.tv fanned out through the crowd and the backstage of the September 12 Taxpayer March on Washington, the controversial anti-government protest that drew somewhere between 75,000 and 1 million people, according to press reports…..

I also found one of the most delightful trip reports from professional stand-up comedienne Traci Skene at Road Atlas Shrugged, lol, one of the Bus People! Enjoy the ride:

….I gave this is my long-winded way of pointing out to the New York Times that I paid my own way to the rally.

We were dropped of in DC’s Chinatown at 10:50 AM (or should I say we were ordered off the bus) so we had to walk 15 blocks to the rally. For a while, we feared we were the only ones who had showed up. Then we turned the corner…..

Complete awe…..one “kick-ass 4th of July Party”……

We stood there in complete awe… speechless for perhaps the first time in our lives, surrounded by folks who were laughing, singing and chanting, “USA! USA!” It seemed less like a political rally and more like a stroll through the Olympic Village.

…. “The happiest, most fun-loving “angry mob” i’ve ever been part of.”

Indeed, a “life altering moment”…and rising 🙂

The 9/12 rally was a life altering moment for many of the Libertarians, Independents and Conservatives who showed up. After years of being vilified by the press and ostracized by liberal friends, family and co-workers we now understand that there is strength in numbers. We’re not going away.

As I feel today, I will never, EVER, blindly follow another politician or bloviating pundit who tells me how to think and feel and like and hate! Dissent is STILL patriotic and one helluva party!

One more thing, the media may have pounced on the dozen or so “fringe” signs to “report” on to prove we’re “nutjobs”, but they seemed to have failed covering the “counter” protest by our Dem friends at Organizing Obots for America. Thank goodness for real citizen journalists:

Sophia Elena reporting from Washington D.C. at the March on Washington on September 13, 2009, an event promoted on Organizing for America’s website. A small group gathered at Upper Senate Park, and marched around the fountain. Time lapse footage of protesters marching around the fountain and footage from the wall of the landscaping illustrate the gathering of people who attended the event.

Til next time….party on!


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Experience…Waking the Giant: A Letter to a Representative, shared by a friend.

To get you in the mood….as this always stirs my patriotic heart….have you written your congressman today?

I hear my friend sing, how about you ?! This is a copy of a letter my friend wrote that went to MY Rep, I hope you’re as lucky in your CD 🙂 Get inspired and share with your friends too…..

I am writing to you with great concern as I watch the Obama Administration embark on a course of action that I believe will erode our freedoms, weaken our national security and bankrupt the nation both financially and morally. My concern is compounded knowing that the 111th Congress has lost sight of the fact that they work for us (I am reminded of what 111 means in bowling).

The Executive Branch is attempting to become more powerful than it has ever been, or designed to be. The President is surrounding himself with people of questionable backgrounds who have clearly made alarming statements that confirm their dangerous beliefs. Some are admitted Socialists, some are Marxists, most are Anti-Capitalists and a few have absolutely no regard for the sanctity of life young or old. These so-called Czars have an agenda that is frightening not only to me but also to every one of my friends. I find it hard to believe that this blatant attempt to empower the Executive Branch and upset the balance of power has not been openly challenged by you or any of your colleges. This should be an enormous “red flag,” one that needs to be put at half mast.

I am totally against the President’s attempt to ramrod bills such as Healthcare, Cap and Trade and a Stimulus package down our throats. Obviously the Stimulus Package has done nothing to lessen the increasing unemployment or stop the perceived recession. Where are these “shovel-ready” projects? What his unbridled spending will do is cause a deficit that will bankrupt the country. What happened to the Democrat’s mantra that was parroted by every Democrat each time the Republicans wanted to do something constructive, namely, “how are you going to pay for it?” Now, through the Attorney General, the President is embarking on an investigation into the CIA that will surely destroy morale and weaken our National Security. It is quite obvious that this particular move is politically motivated and designed to draw our attention away from the real issues the President has with the Healthcare Bill. No one would argue with the fact that Healthcare needs reform, but the reform it needs should not include coverage to the nearly twelve million illegal aliens that use over $300B dollars a year of our tax dollars. Their contribution of an estimated $5B dollars in taxes is pale in comparison. Healthcare reform should include:

Tort Reform. Many Lawsuits are generated as a result of mistakes made by Interns and Resident doctors who are working 36-hour shifts trying to meet the demands of an already over-burdened healthcare system. And the President wants to add 47M people.

Competition. There needs to be competition across State lines. The American Public should be able to get Insurance coverage wherever they can find it, and at competitive costs.

Fraud. The Healthcare system is infected with fraud. One example that is all too common results when Doctors in the same clinic stick their head in the door and saying hello. Their unannounced and unnecessary visit ends up on the bill. The false charges in Medicare bills are notorious.

Nuisance Fee. There ought to be a nuisance fee every time anyone visits a doctor’s office or clinic, and for any reason. All too many people go to the doctor when they don’t need to be there. Twenty-five to fifty dollars out of pocket for each visit would certainly help to relieve an already overburdened system.

Exemptions. If a young healthy individual doesn’t want coverage let them sign a waiver. If, for some reason, they need an expensive procedure or operation then provide a low interest government loan similar to the education loans.

Non-Exemptions. All politicians SHALL be required to use the Health Plan they pass. The plan shall not include any special provisions or wording that would allow the politicians to have any type of health coverage not offered to every citizen.

Single Payer. The idea that the Government could possibly run an effective and efficient healthcare program is ludicrous. I will gladly support it when the Post Office shows a profit.

Diet and exercise. Bring “dodge ball” back. Healthcare is not a short-term fix. It needs to start at a young age. Exercise and proper nutrition needs to be taught at an early age.

It amazes me that so few of our political leaders have read the Healthcare Bill. It even amazes me more that they would admit that they haven’t read it (what was Rep. John Conyers thinking?) I hope that you are not one of them.

Although my communication has focused mainly on the Healthcare Issue I am equally concerned with:

The negative effects that will result if Cap and Trade is passed.

The Government’s refusal to capitalizing on our vast Oil and Natural Gas reserves, especially since the President recently gave Brazil $2B dollars toward off-shore drilling (I guess it is okay if we export the “so-called” negative impact on the environment. Isn’t that like swimming in the non-peeing end of the pool?)

Continued funding of a space program that has met its purpose. What could we possibly gain from going to Mars? The funds and people associated with the space program could be employed to explore ways of neutralizing nuclear waste and perfecting the ability to burn coal cleanly.

Our lack of refining capability. I believe there has not been an oil refinery built in the United States since the early 1970’s.

The insolvency of the Social Security System. When Chancellor Bismarck created the retirement system in Germany the average life expectancy was 67 years. We adopted the same system using statistics from the 1860’s. Obviously the easy fix would be to raise the age of initial eligibility to at least 70.

The lack of any bi-partisan cooperation in both the House and Senate. It is easy to say during the campaign. Neither party has ever delivered.

The whole issue of Globalization. I could care less if the rest of the world eats, drinks or is merry. And I certainly could care less if they like us. I want them to respect us.

The preoccupation with the “Separation of Church and State”. Read both paragraphs of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to Danbury. Only a fool would come to a conclusion that this country wasn’t founded by men with strong Christian principles. Have you ever read the inscriptions on the buildings and monuments in Washington, DC? You take out the Ten Commandments and then wonder why some kid kills his classmates. Take a good hard look at the educational statistics in this country after prayer was taken out of the school environment.

The abortion of nearly fifty million innocent babies. The fact that we have lost so many potential tax payers is only exceeded by the unconscionable moral decay that will undoubtedly destroy America.

As you continue to represent the state of Virginia I hope that you will not forget your pledge to uphold the Constitution as it is written. I have been to many countries and none can compare with the United States of America. Don’t let us become a third world Socialist nation. You may not be convinced that there is an underling grass roots movement that could affect the next round of elections, but let me assure you that there definitely is. The “tea parties” are only the beginning. I may not be able to convince you, but quite frankly I don’t have to. The only thing I have to do is convince just one Democrat.

One Democrat. Priceless 🙂

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Holy Hypocrisy Batman ! You won’t believe this….

Formerly arrested for disruption dissenter Carol Shea Porter and elected to Congress has town hall disrupter dissenter arrested for talking too loud. Oh, and he is a retired police officer…..great re-election strategy, eh? Oh watch….

Hot Air fills in the details.

Tea Party !

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Albom: Protests are American too, or not ? Are too :)


I think so. Thanks Mitch:

I have no illusions about protesters at the recent town hall meetings on health care.

Some are fueled by angry conservative groups. Some are hopped up on radio hosts’ rants and ravings. Some are Barack Obama haters. Some use one piece of wrong information to smear an entire event.

And some just think the whole idea of government health care stinks.

But all of them — all of them — have the right to be there, and the right to their point of view. Liberal-minded thinkers who regularly speak up for the poor and underprivileged cannot suddenly yank the rug when it comes to free speech for others.

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Preview of “The Obama Presidential Library” Fundraiser


H/T iOwnthe world

You can donate here and your time here.

Happy Flushing 2010 and 2012 🙂

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“Don’t Flush Us” Hampton Roads (VA) First Tea Party Porta Potty Armada!

Our story begins….in a fundraising effort to raise money for the June 26 Tea Party, the organizers sold naming rights to their porta-potties for the event. Over 30 were sold, but they could only get about 14 trucks for the parade. So much for corporate sponsors, eh? Enjoy the road trip…..

….Declaring that “Government Waste Has Got To Go!”, the Hampton Roads Tea Party rolled out its porta-potty protest. Tea Party Patriots loaded “named” johns onto their pickups and trailers and toured Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.

When you come to the Defend and Declare Tea Party on June 26
everytime you need to go, you can send a message!

Here are the “sponsors” names, in case the armada is rolling by too fast ….

1) Global Warming Hoax John

2) Nancy Pelosi ’s Throne

3) McCain, John

4) A.C.L.U. john

5) Barney Frank & Chris Dodd’s Mortgage Banking John (Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac)

6) Social Security john

7) Kerry, John

8 ) Universal Healthcare john

9) ACORN john (Always Crappy, Offensive, Rotten, Noxious)

10) I.R.S. john – Eliminate it!

11) “Porky Little Projects” john

12) Federal Reserve John

13) U.S. Congress – Our #2 Problem

14) Senator Jim Webb (D-VA)

15) Royal Pain in the Tax

16 ) Office of Tim Geitner’s Accountant

17) Government Motors

18 ) Maxine Waters

19) Federal Depository

20) Janeane “Got-to-GO” Garofalo

21) Mayor Will Sessoms

22) Ben Bernanke’s Office

23) Harry Reid’s Throne

24) Murtha, John

25) BAILOUT john

26) Eric “toilet paper” Holder

27) Bawney Fwank’s Office

28 ) Senator Dianne Feinstein

29) “The Liberated John”

30) Progressive Ideas Found Here

31) Marxist Government Think Tank

32) Progressive Archive Center

33) David Letterman’s “Taste”

Many thanks to:

Karen Miner Hurd
Marshall Smith
Founders & Patriots
Hampton Roads Tea Party


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Mr. and Mrs. Obama lived by “in debt, we trust” ?

Nice little article in the New York Daily News on how the private-citizens-Obama lived La Vida Line of Credit before telling me how to live mine.

Here’s some dribbles out of their fiscally unresponsible past:

In April 1999, they purchased a Chicago condo and obtained a mortgage for $159,250. In May 1999, they took out a line of credit for $20,750. Then, in 2002, they refinanced the condo with a $210,000 mortgage, which means they took out about $50,000 in equity. Finally, in 2004, they took out another line of credit for $100,000 on top of the mortgage.

Tax returns for 2004 reveal $14,395 in mortgage deductions. If we assume an effective interest rate of 6%, then they owed about $240,000 on a home they purchased for about $159,250.

This means they spent perhaps $80,000 beyond their income from 1999 to 2004.

The Obamas’ adjusted gross income averaged $257,000 from 2000 to 2004. This is above the threshold of $250,000 which Obama initially used as the definition of being “rich” for taxation purposes during last year’s election campaign.

The Obama family apparently had little or no savings during this period since there was virtually no taxable interest shown on their tax returns.

In 2003, they reported almost $24,000 in child care expenses and, in 2004, about $23,000. They also paid about $3,400 in household employment taxes each year. And as Michelle stated, they spent $10,000 a year on “extracurriculars” for the children.

These numbers clearly show the Obamas were living beyond their means and they might have suffered financially during the decline in housing prices had they relied on taking ever larger amounts of equity from their home to pay the bills.

Then came the “magic beans” ……

But in 2005, Obama’s book sales soared and the royalties poured in. Michelle explained, “It was like Jack and his magic beans.”

Without those magic beans, the Obama family would have eventually suffered the consequences of too much debt.

Obama’s penchant for borrowing in his private life carries over to his public life.

Not that this is any of my business, mind you, but where in Obama’s past prepared him for anything in a leadership capacity? But it is my business now that he’s telling me and other citizens how to live our lives!

Hot Air’s Allahpundit noticed the failure of hypocrisy also:

You’re already helping to pay off deadbeats’ homes. Why not help free them up to rack up some more credit-card debt too?

Tea Party anyone?

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