Tuesday, September 28, 2010

First TPP TV Ads Set to Run

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The supplier of Tea Party Patriots products online is going to run television ads in Kentucky tonight and tomorrow promoting Tea Party Patriots 1 Million Yard Sign Campaign.  If the ads go well, they will roll them out in more areas of the country.  If you are in KY be sure to watch for the ads tonight. Regardless of where you are, be sure to purchase your yard sign and other Tea Party Patriots gear TODAY!

The press release for the ads is below. 

Jenny Beth forgot to include in the last email that the link for the feedback also includes the ability for you to send links to your photos, videos, and blog posts.  Please use this form to link to your photos, videos, and blog posts about the 912 and 828 events.  Thank you!

TPP Launches First Televised Ads
Kentucky is the lucky state which will broadcast the first TPP ads on TV in support of our One Million Yards Signs by Election Day campaign.
 
The ads are being produced and sponsored by the company that makes the yards signs and other branded Tea Party Patriots products. The 30-second spots will air in Kentucky's six media markets, with more markets set to be added in the near future.
 
A link to the TV spot is available at www.teapartypatriots.org and our Facebook and Ning sites. The ad encourages Americans who support the Tea Party core values to increase the visibility of the tea party message by placing signs in their yards.
 
The goal is to have a million signs in yards across the nation by Election Day. Sign kits are available at www.onemillionyardsigns.com. There are four slogans to choose from - or better yet, get all four!





Friday, September 24, 2010

Stop the Largest Tax Hike in American History

Dear friends, It looks like Congress is going to scam...

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Grover Norquist <ideas@atr.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:22:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Stop the Largest Tax Hike in American History
To: conservachick@gmail.com

Dear friends,

It looks like Congress is going to scamper out of Washington, D.C.
having done nothing to stop the largest tax hikes in history. In just
100 days, you will be paying higher taxes than you have in over a
decade. (http://www.atr.org/update-days-untilbr-largest-tax-hikes-a5418)What
does this mean for you, for your family, for your small business?

If you pay taxes, your taxes are going up. Even the lowest tax rate
will rise from 10 to 15 percent.Everybody's tax rate is going up, from
the kid with a lemonade stand clear up to Warren Buffett
(http://www.atr.org/update-days-untilbr-largest-tax-hikes-a5418).

If you have a small business, the rate at which a majority of small
business profits are taxed will rise from 35 to 40 percent. If you're
one out of four working Americans who gets his paycheck from a small
employer, this might lead to a pink slip for you.

If you have a family, you will see the return of the marriage penalty
(a tax bonus for shacking up instead of getting hitched) and the child
tax credit cut in half to $500.

If you're an investor, you can count on the stock market taking a hit
as the capital gains tax rises from 15 to 20 percent and the dividend
tax spikes from 15 to 40 percent.

If you plan on dying at some point in your life, you can look forward
to the return of the death tax. It's gone for the rest of the year,
but in January it comes back with a 55 percent top rate.

None of this includes the two dozen new or higher taxes in Obamacare
(http://www.atr.org/obamacare-taxes-final-tab-a4744). Nor does it
factor in the hundreds of tax hikes which Congressional Democrats have
already let through, and which you won't find out about until you sit
down to do your taxes next Spring.

ATR needs your help to get the word out. Tell your friends, family,
and neighbors about these tax hikes. We've listed them all for you in
plain English. Feel free to print them out and distribute them, too
(http://www.atr.org/update-days-untilbr-largest-tax-hikes-a5418).

America needs to know that we'll all face the largest tax hikes in
history in just 100 days.

Onward,
Grover Norquist
President
Americans for Tax Reform


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Net Neutrality and the Free Market

From freelance writer, Warner Todd Houston:


The Right Needs to Wake up to Net Neutrality
[...]
 
Here are just a few of the latest articles on Net Neutrality for your information:

The FCC Again Resumes its Unauthorized Internet Agenda
The Washington Examiner, By Seton Motley

The estimable John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable reports: The (Federal Communications Commission-FCC) is issuing a public notice to "improve the FCC's understanding of business broadband needs," calling it the "next step" advancing the FCC's small business broadband agenda.

Only one problem with this FCC assertion. They're not supposed to have a small business broadband agenda. Or a broadband agenda. Or any sort of Internet agenda at all.

Tweet of the Day: The Real Battle for Mobile
Reuters, by Brian X. Chen

Tensions seem to rise between Apple and Google every time they launch a phone or acquire a new media company, but the real battle is happening in a wonkier arena: telecom.

South Korean ambassador touts net-neutrality policies
The Hill, by Sara Jerome

Han Duk-soo, the ambassador from South Korea, said in a speech on Tuesday that net-neutrality protections constitute a critical policy for the wireless and wireline broadband landscape.

What's all the fuss about net neutrality?
Fierce Content Management, by Ron Miller

Who owns the Internet? No one. Who controls the Internet? No one (except in certain countries that censor content, and that's not ownership). So what's all of the ruckus about?

'Net neutrality' is a new wrinkle in Web content competition
The Olympian, by Staff

In the analog world of my youth, inventive marketers sought to increase the visibility of their enterprises by naming them something like "AAA widgets," so that theirs would be the first widget company a user would encounter in the phone book.

TITLE II, The FCC's 'Third Way' Internet Land Grab is Hardly a 'Moderate' Solution
Big Government, by Seton Motley

Former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Glen Robinson wrote yesterday about FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposed "Third Way" solution to Commission Internet regulation – whereby the FCC unilaterally rips the Internet out of its current lightly regulated framework and places it under the antiquated and oppressive Title II telephone regulatory regime.

Former FCC Commissioner and MIT Staff Columnist Speak Out Against Net Neutrality
Americans for Tax Reform, by Jenn Cobb

If you were as excited as I to hear of the FCC postponing net neutrality decisions, heed Glen O. Robinson's caution for us to rein ourselves in. Robinson, a professor of Law Emeritus at UVA and Commissioner of the FCC from 1974-1976, deciphers their recent decisions in his article The Middle Way to Internet Freedom .

Here are a few anti-Net Neutrality organizations and Web Resources that are worth looking in on occasionally:

Here are some industry websites that follow Internet regulations:

At stake is no less our freedom to blog not to mention the innovation of a free market.
This issue is vitally important for the freedom and success of our Internet.