Friday, April 30, 2010

From thesmokinggun.com: Afghanistan Goes Gaga

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

SWAT Teams Converge on Tea Parties

Someone please tell me this is a joke. If it's not, we're seeing the first glimpses of "liberty" under the Obama regime. This *is* truly heartbreaking.

This is from an email I just received from Tea Party Patriots -- click the links and watch the video of this incident. It's un-frigging-believable!

Yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, April 28, as Tea Party Patriots held a protest outside of an event where President Obama was speaking, the Secret Service called in SWAT teams to handle the protesters because they would not move and were singing patriotic songs. 

Look at the video at these sites:
Doesn't that First Woman Look Dangerous
Fox Nation Report on the incident
Video on the Dana Report, Local Coordinator in St. Louis
Report on HotAir

Now compare the above videos with this video of phone messages and emails left to our friends at FreedomWorks.  (These phone messages and emails left at FreedomWorks who light of recent accusations, took the opportunity to set the record straight. DISCLAIMER: Full of harsh language and violent rhetoric. Emails and voicemails are only edited to remove names and phone numbers.)

Who is inciting violence? Who are the Patriots who love their country and want to reclaim our founding principles?  Goto http://facebook.com/teapartypatriots and leave your comments about what you think.


Alexander: Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists'

I suppose it was only a matter of time. *sigh* I hope and pray that the men and women of our armed forces are critical thinkers who understand that propaganda has no place in military exercises. God help us all if they aren't.

[Thanks to Alexander's sources and Alexander himself for bringing this to light!]


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Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists'

"The duty imposed upon [the president] to take care, that the laws be faithfully executed, follows out the strong injunctions of his oath of office, that he will 'preserve, protect, and defend the constitution.' The great object of the executive department is to accomplish this purpose; and without it, be the form of government whatever it may, it will be utterly worthless for offence, or defence; for the redress of grievances, or the protection of rights; for the happiness, or good order, or safety of the people." --Justice Joseph Story

A few months back, the commander in chief or our Armed Forces, that erstwhile community organizer Barack Hussein Obama, denigrated a large cross section of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement -- those who advocate for Essential Liberty and Rule of Law.

Obama identified them as malcontents, "waving their little tea bags."

Since then, the Obama administration and their Leftmedia sycophants have endeavored to characterize Tea Party attendees as rude, radical, racist, redneck, enemies of the state.

In fact, Americans who attend Tea Party rallies are from all walks of life, as noted in the Patriot Declaration, Patriots who are peacefully and constitutionally petitioning their government for redress.

As I noted in my tax-day essay, Tea Parties are "not a call for revolution but for restoration -- a call to undertake whatever measures are dictated by prudence and necessity to restore constitutional Rule of Law."

However, Obama's words do have consequences.

This week, I was contacted by a number of military personnel, enlisted and officer ranks, who expressed concern about a military exercise underway at Ft. Knox, the U.S. Bullion Depository. As with most such exercises, the Ft. Knox alert occurred in stages, as if real time intelligence was being provided at various intervals.

The first intel advisory was issued on Friday, 23 April 2010, and identifies the terrorist threat adversaries as "Local Militia Groups / Anti-Government Protesters / TEA Party."

You read that right: "TEA Party"!

The alert states that plans for the demonstration may have been interrupted by "Federal and local law enforcement" raids on a "White Supremacists Organization," but "TEA Party organizers have stated that they will protest at the Gold Vault at a future date."

Further, the intel advisory states, "Anti-Government - Health Care Protesters have stated that they would join the TEA Party as a sign of solidarity."

In accordance with the exercise, Ft. Knox post security is placed on high alert because, "these groups are armed, have combative training and some are former Military Snipers. Some may have explosives training / experience," and "a rally at their compound / training area is scheduled."

Another intel update was issued on Monday, 26 April 2010, noting that the "rally at the Militia compound occurred," and "Viable threats ... have been made." The intel on the rally notes, "Many members were extremely agitated at what they referred to as Government intervention and over taxation in their lives. Alcohol use 'fanned the flames.' Many military grade firearms were openly carried. An ad hoc 'shoot the government agent' event was held with prizes (alcohol) given for the best shot placement."

The report states further, "Components of bomb making are reported to have been on the site. Some members have criminal records relating to explosive and weapons violations."

In response to the "immediate threat," the exercise stipulates, "local detention centers are being made ready for mass arrests." Both the "QRF I and QRF II" are placed on two hour recall, and the "5-15 CAV" was ordered to "draw weapons from holder and store in most available arms room," and "coordinate with MASA for immediate ammunition draw; have equipment readied for immediate use, i.e. vehicles staged and loaded IAW 5-15 CAV SOP; LMR's charged."

QRF refers to Quick Reaction Force. QRF I is the 16th Cavalry Regiment. QRF II is the 194th Armored Brigade.

The 26 April order gives specific instructions for the 5-15 CAV (a 16th Cavalry battalion) to have weapons, ammo, vehicles and communications at ready, and it places the other 2,200 members of the units on two-hour recall. In other words, these orders are to gear up for defending Ft. Knox against Tea Party folks and their co-conspirators who oppose nationalization of our health care sector.

Now, for almost 30 years I have participated in the development and implementation of small and large scale military exercises within the U.S. and around the world.

Such exercises are critical to the readiness of our forces, and the standard for the real time intel reports in these drills requires thinly veiled references to assets of existing or collateral threat vectors such as communist regimes such as China and real terrorist networks such as al-Qa'ida, etc.

Perhaps the writers of such exercises today should focus on response plans for, say, an Islamic terrorist who attacks a post. (See Ft. Hood / Major Nidal Malik Hasan.)

The Ft. Knox exercise is not only amateurish in its construct, but also sets an ominous political precedent.

The military officers and enlisted personnel with whom I spoke are all dedicated uniformed Patriots who are loyal, first and foremost, to their oath to "support and defend" our Constitution "against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Their concerns about this exercise mirrored my own. As one put it, the exercise "misrepresents freedom loving Americans as drunken, violent racists -- the opponents of Obama's policies have been made the enemy of the U.S. Army."

They were equally concerned that command staff at Ft. Knox had signed off on this exercise, noting, "it has been issued and owned by field grade officers who lead our battalions and brigades," which is to say many Lieutenant Colonels saw this order before it was implemented.

It's not likely that Ft. Knox Commanding General James Milano or Deputy Commander Col. David Teeples, or even the regimental and brigade commanders for the 16th Cav and 194th AB, actually read the exercise scenario, but that doesn't absolve responsibility for such an egregious example of political exploitation of U.S. forces.

One officer insisted, "The American people should require greater accountability of their commissioned officers, that they abide by their oath and never allow politically motivated propaganda like this exercise on any post or base again."

Another observed, "Whether this is complacency by officers who do not see such orders as a problem, or worse, officers who recognize the problem but do not insist the orders are changed, this is a serious problem. We are discussing the training of American citizen soldiers in the use of potentially deadly force against a specific group of political dissenters. There is never a time in an officer's career in which he does not have a duty to apply critical thought to the orders he is given and asked to give. It is my opinion that any officer that has allowed these orders to persist, to reach the level of junior officers and soldiers, has demonstrated a lack of judgment or apathy towards what his duty requires of him. Either way, we should demand more of the commissioned officers, who we as a nation empower to lead our sons and daughters into battle."

Indeed, and at best, the blatant malfeasance on the part of the individuals who composed this exercise reflects poorly on the uniformed services.

The antidote to this patent misrepresentation of peaceable Patriots is to expose it with the Light of Truth. As our motto Veritas vos Liberabit affirms, the Truth shall set you Free!

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Morning Must Reads

From NetRight Nation, here are today's Morning Must Reads. Read up folks. It's time to get educated and get off the couch. Our country's core principles are circling the drain...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Arizona Immigration Law Text; State Supports, Feds Resist » Right Pundits

Again with the hypocrisy?... Report on "Rightwing Extremists" but not on illegals?...

Read this great article on Janet Napolitano's hypocrisy with regard to the new Arizona State "Safe Neighborhoods" law. The article also includes a link to the text of the new state law. Read that as well. See for yourself. It seems to me nothing more than a strong state-level enforcement of the Federal laws that career-/party-focused politicians consistently ignore in their search for new voters.

Well done, Arizona! It's about time someone put some teeth into our alleged immigration laws. If my household recovers from Obama's economy in time to plan a vacation soon, we're on our way to visit your fine state! I hear the Grand Canyon is nice any time of year.

Congressional District 4 Kentucky Voter Guide

For those of you in the 4th Congressional District of Kentucky, this is a handy resource to have on May 18th. My thanks to the Freedoms Heritage Forum for putting this together and sending it out.

I scanned it quickly and, from what I see, they make good recommendations for Conservatives who deserve your vote.


Click here to see a Voter Guide for your Congressional District 4. (Click here for page 2 of the voter guide). There are six different Voter Guides, one for each Congressional District in Kentucky. To see them click here.

Click here to see the TEA Party "Contract FROM America" (contractfromamerica.org). This document transforms the TEA Party Movement. Instead of playing a defensive role in the Cultural War, we are now going on the offense.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Critical Action Alert! Stop TARP #2 NOW!

As I'm on several "Tea Party" group email distribution lists, I tend to get similar alerts and messages from several places. All of them vary a bit in information and links to other sources so, especially on this particular issue, I will share all of them via the blog as they come in to me on email.

Please read these alerts and take whatever action you can take to help stop this in its tracks. Don't rely on your Republican Senator or Congressman to do what's right in this case. They are "compromising" as I type... They need to know that the R behind their name on ballots will never guarantee their re-election. As certainly as they throw our liberties to the wind so shall we throw their careers!


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CONGRESS TRYING TO PUSH THROUGH MORE BAILOUTS - HELP US FIGHT BACK NOW!

Friends,

There is no time for playing in the dirt this spring.  Congress is back in session and once again, on the fast track to take away some of your freedoms and liberties.  They think we are not paying attention and are going to let them scoot this nonsense past us.  It is up to us to stand strong and stop their attempt at creating a PERMANENT bailout fund of $50 BILLION dollarsYes, you read that correctly! THIS IS TARP all over again!

Senate Bill 3217, also known as the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, was introduced by Democrat Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut.  This bill may come to the Senate floor as early as today.  Once it comes to the floor, it can be voted on 72 hours later.  Time is of the essence in this matter!

You know the drill...we need all hands on deck to be calling, faxing, and emailing.  The list of targets is listed below.  If you call a Senator's office and they tell you that they don't represent you, please politely let them know that their vote affects all Americans.  You may also remind them of the power of the people...Senator Scott Brown's election and Congressman Bart Stupak's retirement are great examples!

You can read Senate Bill 3217 HERE.

Do you want to know more specifics on this horrendous legislation that is being shoved down our throats?  Just to give you a few examples of the horrors included in this legislative power grab...if passed, this will allow the federal government to access your personal bank records, credit card records, and financial portfolio!  This will allow for takeovers of "nonbank" companies and the government will determine this on a case by case basis and there is no judicial review required to take over any financial institution.  This legislation will also create a PERMANENT $50 Billion Dollar bailout fund (emergency fund) that the federal government can tap into on a whim.  Where is the oversight?  There is much more than this, but this should give you a taste of what they are attempting to do with this legislation.

What are you going to do to stop this?  Please call, email and fax today!  This cannot wait another day. 


Please also email the Chief of Staff for each of these Senators.  They need to hear from you!

Senator Bob Bennett, UT
Washington, DC (202) 224-5444
Fax (202) 228-1168
Chief of Staff: Mary Jane Collipriest
MaryJane_Collipriest@bennett.senate.gov

Senator Christopher Bond, MO
Washington, DC (202) 224-5721
Fax (202) 224-8149
Chief of Staff: Brian Klippenstein
Brian_Klippenstein@bond.senate.gov


Senator Scott Brown, MA
Washington, DC (202) 224-4543
Fax (202) 228-2646
Chief of Staff: Steven Schrage
Steven_Schrage@scottbrown.senate.gov


Senator Saxby Chambliss, GA
Washington, DC (202) 224-3521
Fax (202) 224-0103
Chief of Staff: Charlie Harman
Charlie_Harman@chambliss.senate.gov


Senator Susan Collins, ME
Washington, DC (202) 224-2523
Fax (202) 224-2693
Chief of Staff: Mary Dietrich
Mary_Dietrich@collins.senate.gov

Senator Bob Corker, TN
Washington, DC (202) 224-3344
Fax (202) 228-0566
Chief of Staff: Todd Womack
Todd_Womack@corker.senate.gov

Senator Chuck Grassley, IA
Washington, DC (202) 224-3744
Fax (202) 224-6020
Chief of Staff: David Young
David_Young@grassley.senate.gov

Senator John McCain, AZ
Washington, DC (202) 224-2235
Fax (202) 228-2862
Chief of Staff: Mark Buse
Mark_Buse@mccain.senate.gov

Senator Richard Shelby, AL
Washington, DC (202) 224-5744
Fax (202) 224-3416
Chief of Staff: Alan Hanson
Alan_Hanson@shelby.senate.gov


Senator Olympia Snowe, ME
Washington, DC (202) 224-5344
Fax (202) 224-1946

Chief of Staff: John Richter
John_Richter@snowe.senate.gov


If you need any additional information, please let us know.  We are all in this together!  Standing shoulder to shoulder, we can stop this power grab.


Transparency for Wall Street? Try Starting in Washington

Let's get our priorities straight, folks. Great article about that very thing!


http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/04/23/transparency-for-wall-street-try-starting-in-washington/

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GOOOH Meetup Tomorrow!

For those of you who are in the Louisville, KY area who would like to learn about GOOOH's plan for evicting all 435 Representatives from the US House of Representatives, I'll be presenting that plan and conducting a mock candidate selection session tomorrow (Saturday, 4/24/10) from 2-4pm at the Irish Rover Too (117 E. Main St., La Grange, KY 40031).

If you're a member of Meetup.com, you can find the meeting info and RSVP there.
If you're a member of Facebook.com, you can find the group here.

It's time to stop doing the same old things and expecting different results. It took years of steady decline to get Congress and this country in such poor shape but, done correctly, it will only take a few elections to fix it! I hope you see you there.


TARP Forever? They Vote in 72 Hours!

Will Permanent Bailouts Pass in 72 Hours?
Dear Fellow Tea Party Patriots,
 
Senator Reid filed for cloture today of Senate Bill 3217, also known as the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, introduced by Democrat Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut.  There is a 72 hour window from the time cloture is filed until the time cloture on a bill may be voted.  Cloture must receive 60 votes to keep the bill moving in the Senate for amendments and for the final vote on the bill.  If cloture fails, the bill is stalled if and until the Senate can produce 60 votes in favor of cloture.   CLICK HERE to read the actual 1,421 page bill.
 
We have received many emails this week telling us how you have been making the calls and sending the emails. Thank you for that!We also have had quite a few people email about their disappointment and frustration with a Congress that is not listening to the will of the people yet again. The emails express fatigue on the part of Tea Party Patriots supporters because the fight continues and continues without a light at the end of the tunnel.

We are hearing your concerns. We are as tired and as frustrated as you. Everyone of us around the country appreciates each of you who are making the calls, sending the faxes and emails despite your weariness and frustration.  You are doing the important work of preserving liberty for future generations.

One thing that may be helpful to each of you who are tired is to try this suggestion for activism over the next few days. On Friday and on Monday, keep making the calls and keep the pressure up. Be unrelenting. Over the weekend on Saturday and Sunday, take a break from politics, news, and technology. Enjoy a breath of fresh spring air. Spend time with your family and friends and do your best to keep the conversation away from politics. We each hit a wall occasionally and it is more than acceptable to step away from news and politics for a short breather. Try to stay away from your email, facebook, and other normal online communications. Try shutting your computer completely off (if you normally do not do this) so that you do not hear the whirl of the fans in the computers. Chances are taking this short break, will refresh all of us. We will come back on Monday with renewed energy. Many of us will come back with lots of new ideas.

So, join us again Friday as we keep the pressure up for no votes on Cloture.  Over the weekend, rest, relax, and rejuvenate.  On Monday, we will be back in full swing, remind the politicians they represent us, We the People.

Why Tea Party Patriots is Opposing the Bill and Who to Call

The vast majority of Tea Party Patriots' Local Coordinators from all over the country agreed on our most recent weekly conference call that this is a bad bill and we oppose it
 
In short it grants permanent, unlimited bailout authority to the Federal Reserve.  It's like TARP forever without the nasty, unpopular debates and votes in Congress.  Beyond that it gives the Fed the power to takeover vaguely defined "nonbank financial companies".  And the Fed has the power to decide what constitutes a "nonbank financial company" on a case by case basis.
 
Here are some links to a few articles that give a bit more insight into this very, very bad piece of legislation which must be stopped:
 
 
 
 
 
 
So, what can you do?
 
Four things:
 
1.) Contact your own Senators first and voice your opposition to this bill.  If possible, physically go in person to the local home offices of your two Senators and speak to someone there who will take note of your opinion and pass it on.  If you're not able to go in person, you can call, email, and fax the offices of both Senators from your state. (Find Your Senators by State on the Senate Website)
 
2.) Call, email, and fax these 8 Republican Senators who are not yet 100% opposed to this bill:

Bob Bennett of Utah (202) 224-5444
http://bennett.senate.gov/public/

Susan Collins of Maine (202) 224-2523
http://collins.senate.gov/public/

Christopher Bond of Missouri (202) 224-5721
http://bond.senate.gov/public/

Saxby Chambliss of Georgia (202) 224-3521
http://chambliss.senate.gov/public/index.cfm

Bob Corker of Tennessee (202) 224-3344
http://corker.senate.gov/public/

John McCain of Arizona (202) 224-2235
http://mccain.senate.gov/public/

Olympia Snowe of Maine (202) 224-5344
http://snowe.senate.gov/public/

Scott Brown of Massachusetts (202) 224-4543
http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/

 
3.) Write Letters about this issue to your local paper for publication on or before Sunday.  Also leave comments on as many news blogs and websites related to this subject as you can find.
 
4.) Forward this message to as many people as you can and ask them to take these same 4 steps as soon as possible.  Use the full power of your circle of influence to move others (at least 1 more person) to take action.
 
Once again it's up to us, you and your fellow Tea Party Patriots, to defend America from out of control government.
 
Thank you for performing this valuable service for your country!



Thursday, April 22, 2010

When one cupped hand just isn't enough...

Near Fredericksburg, Texas, where there is a large German-speaking population, a farmer walking down a country road noticed a man  drinking from his  pond with a cupped hand.

The farmer shouted, "Trink das wasser nicht. Die kuhen haben dahin gesheissen."
Which means, "Don't drink the water, the cows have crapped in it."

The man shouted back, "I'm on Obama's team and just down here explaining the new healthcare program Obama recently signed. I can't understand you. Please speak in English."

The farmer replied, "Use two hands, you'll get  more!"



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