Thursday, April 30, 2009

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Footage Cockpit of Air Force One Over NYC

Change Barack has obtained this exclusive footage from the cockpit of Air Force One during the photo op this week that terrorized New York.



Thanks to @txfilmgeek for editing the footage for us!

The Worst Question in the History of Press Conferences



Except maybe when 17 year old Laetitia Thompson asked President Clinton, "The world is dying to know - is it boxers or briefs?" in 1994. Maybe.

Can you think of a worse question? If so, please share it in the comments section, because it must be abysmally awful!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Specter - The Once and Future Turncoat

This week Sen. Arlen Specter (R D-PA) switched his political affiliation from the Republican Party to the Democrat Party.

But this is not the first time he as pulled a stunt like this. In 1965 Arlen Specter switched from being a lifelong Democrat to being a Republican. What could cause a man to switch party affiliations two times in his political life?

In both of Arlen Specter's switches the answer was clear. Remaining with his party spelled immanent political doom the likes of which forces a politician to go get a real job.

Let's compare the 1965 and 2009 timelines shall we?

In 1965 Specter had expressed desire to run for District Attorney in Philadelphia, but the Democratic power structure refused to afford him the opportunity. Sensing weakness among the Democratic establishment, the Republican Party approached Specter and convinced him to run on the Republican ticket.

If you'll recall, many people believe 1964-1965 marks the beginning of the Republican Revolution with the delivery of Ronald Reagan's pivotal speech, "A Time for Choosing."

(A must-watch for anyone calling himself/herself a conservative. )


In 1967 Specter lost a bid for mayor and lost. He won a City Controller position in 1969 as a Republican. Then ran a Senate bid in 1976 and lost. Then a Gubernatorial bid in 1978 and lost.

In 1976, Reagan lost in the primaries to Gerald Ford, but Reagan gave this impromptu speech at the '76 Republican Convention.



"The power of that speech was extraordinary. You could just feel throughout the auditorium the palpable sense among the delegates that 'We've nominated the wrong guy.'"

After the Reagan speech in 1976 coupled with the national disaster that was Jimmy Carter, I believe Specter saw the tidal wave of conservatism that was forming and chose to ride it rather than be crushed.

In 1980 Specter won his first national political position by riding the Reagan landslide to victory. The point being that Specter has never been very good at winning elections as a Republican on his own.

Arlen Specter should get down on his elderly knees and thank God for the Ronald Reagan and the Republican Party he so quickly cast aside this week. For 29 years Specter siphoned funds and votes off of the Republican party for in order to keep his job as a congressman.

But within the last few months the tidal wave of the cult of Obama has become a means to achieve political power, and with the icy breath of losing the Republican primaries by a staggering 20% to a one Pat Toomey, Specter decided it was time to use the strategy that served him so well 45 years ago.

In light of his vote for the Obama stimulus package in February it is clear, this week Sen. Specter did not defect from his home party; he defected to it.

Why the RNC Should Endorse A Democrat Running Against Spector in 2010

As you have probably heard, Sen. Arlen Spector (R D-PA) decided to drop the Republican mantle and join the Democratic Party.

Spector claims the decision is based on the Republican party becoming too conservative.

TOO CONSERVATIVE?!?!

If John McCain was too conservative a candidate for you, then you should have never considered yourself a Republican in the first place.

If the George Bush spending fiasco was too conservative for you, then you should have never been a Republican in the first place.

Spector's problem is not that the party became too conservative for his liking. The big tent of Republicanism did not shrink considerably in the last decade.

The problem was this: The big tent party was preparing to spit Spector right out the door.

Yes those big-tent Republicans in Pennsylvania are fed up with Spector and were prepared to nominate Pat Toomey by a margin of 20%.

This is why I say the RNC should endorse a democrat in the primary in Pennsylvania in addition to Pat Toomey. The last thing we need is for Spector to win after this little stunt.

If Pat Toomey faces a loss in the Pennsylvania general election next year (as some believe), I would like for Spector to see that happen from the sidelines rather than as the victor.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Obama Terrorizes Lower Manhattan With Air Force One

Watch this video then decide if "terrorizes" is the correct term to use.


(via Hot Air)

What you just witnessed was a White House ordered photo op of Air Force One alongside the Statue of Liberty. In the foreground you witnessed terrified New Yorkers who has been instructed to evacuate their building only to see a freakingjet flying right toward them.

Then we find out the President himself was responsible for unleashing this terror on his populace.

I wonder how many New Yorkers were thinking, "Remind me again, why did I vote for this guy?"

Obama said the photo op was a "mistake" and something he found out about at the same time as the American people.



So Obama doesn't know when his very own plane is flying over Lower Manhattan, but Democrats believe Bush was supposed to know about the 9/11 attacks in advance?

Monday, April 27, 2009

$100 Million Budget Cut Visualized

This is genius.



(via Government Bytes)

Oops! Liberals Opposed Pandemic Response Plan in 2005

The recent outbreak of swine flu has brought out the partisans yet again.

As the liberals cry, "Those stupid republicans opposed $900 million for pandemic preparation in the stimulus package." Yet they forget that Democrat Senator Charles Schumer also opposed the same funds.
“All those little porky things that the House put in, the money for the [National] Mall or the sexually transmitted diseases or the flu pandemic, they’re all out,” Schumer said.

But avoids the greater point that when the GOP opposes almost $1 billion in pandemic preparations, they are "unhinged," "no-nothings," and the ever-present insult "wingnuts."

Hey liberals! Hold your name-calling lest we remind you that your own Democratic party opposed the Bush Administration's spending of $7.1 billion dollars on the Pandemic Response Plan on the grounds that "it didn't go far enough."

So $900 million tacked onto a bill with the unfocused purpose of "stimulus" would save us from this current crisis, but $7.1 billion in a focused pandemic action plan didn't go far enough?

Will the last liberal to leave the left wing of the Hall Intellectual Honesty please turn out the light?

God knows you're not using it any more.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Panorama Photo from Dallas Tea Party

Here is a Panorama Picture from Dallas Tea Party

(click to enlarge 1 MB file)

GE Using Using NBC, CNBC, MSNBC to Promote Cap and Trade for Multi-Billion Dollar Windfall

Newsbusters reports that last night Bill O'Reilly began to put some pieces together.



GE was already in the news this week when at the GE shareholders' meeting, crowds were openly "hostile" toward MSNBC, the media outlet owned by GE.

Only one part of O'Reilly's statement does not fit into the puzzle, in my opinion. I don't think the Janeane Garofalo interview on Olbermann's nightly pool of venom he calls a show represents any sinister maneuvering on the part of MSNBC. At least none compared to the fact that Olbermann is highly-promoted golden-boy of the network, much to Chris Matthews' dismay.

Finding Garofalo on Olbermann's show is as surprising as finding a hippie at Woodstock.

But the rest of O'Reilly's description might point to something huge. He concludes:
"This is obviously a major story - when a powerful corporation, which controls a major part of the American media, may be using its power and the airwaves to influence politics, in order to make money from government contracts. That kind of corruption would make Watergate look small. We hope it is not true."

I disagree. I hope it is true and we see the collapse of so-called cable news outlets like MSNBC and CNN, but Fox may see to that through a pure ratings crunch before any corruption rips these companies to shreds.

Could this be the red pill for the GOP? Let's see how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

Video: RIP Perez Hilton (Featuring Hilton himself)

Steven Crowder hits one out of the park with this one.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

"Thank God I'm a Texan" - Dallas Tea Party a Hit!

This video of Katrina Pierson speaking at the Dallas Tea Party has been making a splash in the conservative blogosphere. This is a great speech that explains what the Tea Party movement is all about.



In response to this speech, I propose a new conservative motto:

Thank God I'm a Texan.

It doesn't matter if you're actually a Texan or not. If you hold to conservative ideals and are willing to eventually move here, we're happy to accept you!

Our Hearts Go Out to Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter's mother passed away on Tuesday evening, and Ann wrote this touching piece in memory of her mother's life.

And guys, it's okay to well up a little reading this. I won't tell anyone if you won't.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

4 Surprising Reasons I Won't Be Celebrating Earth Day - Part 1

Note: This post is in four parts. Be sure to click the links at the bottom to read the entire post.

The typical conservative response to Earth Day is to berate it using terms straight from from the Limbaugh show like "Environmentalist Wacko" and "tree-hugger."

Or maybe you expect something like "I'm gonna keep every light in the house on all day just to off-set the Earth Day celebrations."

But, I tend to be a little more moderate in this area than some of my political brethren; I actually believe taking care of the environment is not that bad of an idea.

Nevertheless there are 4 reasons I will not be celebrating Earth Day again this year.

4. I Do Not Want Guilt By Association
I don't celebrate earth day the same reason I don't claim to be libertarian; I don't want to be associated with all the crazies.

There are some fine environmentalists out there who are lovely people. There are some wonderful libertarians out there who are perfectly rational individuals. If you're reading this blog and define yourself as libertarian, don't worry; you are within the rational group. Please don't stop reading.

The problem is that for every normal environmentalist out there the media will find 10 want-to-burn-Hummers-with-coal-miners-and-fur-wearers-trapped-inside fringe environmentalists and put them on television.


Crazy.

Every movement has it's more extreme elements, but the fringe wing of environmentalism appears to lead the normal environmentalists by the nose much of the time.

Also, I don't smoke pot, so I wouldn't fit in at the protests.

4 Surprising Reasons I Won't Be Celebrating Earth Day - Part 2

3. Individual Freedom is a Paramount Value
One of the most sacred American values is the concept of individual liberty. This liberty extends even into the area of person habits of protecting the environment.

If you are convinced that buying organic veggies a hybrid are going to save the world, by all means, go right ahead.

But the government mandating what types of cars Americans can by? That's a crime against liberty. If you think it doesn't happen, consider for a moment the federally mandated CAFE standards.

Still confused? CAFE stands for Corporate Average Fuel Economy; the law that sets the minimum standard fuel efficiency for cars and trucks sold in the United States.

CAFE is just one example of how the environmentalist movement uses federal laws to impede individual liberty.


No free person chooses this.


As long as environmentalism is enforced through federal mandate, I'm afraid it's not a movement I can support. Couch it in individual liberty and keep the government out of the discussion, then we'll talk.

4 Surprising Reasons I Won't Be Celebrating Earth Day - Part 3

2. Environmentalism Is the Win-Win That Never Claims Final Victory Nor Defeat

Environmentalism is similar to the Y2K scare, the problem that terrified the world, but with the click of a clock, it went away. The Y2K argument was win-win in this way:
  • If we checked every line of code and missed something and the world came to an end, the alarmists win in a sense with a giant "We told you so."
  • If we checked every line of code and the world DIDN'T come to an end, the alarmists win with a giant "Whew. We dodged a bullet there."
  • If there was never a problem to start with, and we do nothing, alarmists can claim the tiny amount they did "saved the world" with each new day
In short, there is no situation in which the alarmist (Y2K or environmentalists) are ever forced to claim they were wrong about anything.


Still thinks he's right in spite of a drop-off in sales.

Only environmentalism never goes away; the very fact that the Earth exists is evidence that their efforts are working.

Earth Day 1970 (which fought against Global Cooling) brought with it a number of dire predictions from the eco-prophets of the era. For example from Reason.com's great article on Earth Day:
"Writing just five years after the first Earth Day, Paul Ehrlich and his biologist wife, Anne Ehrlich, predicted that 'since more than nine-tenths of the original tropical rainforests will be removed in most areas within the next 30 years or so, it is expected that half of the organisms in these areas will vanish with it.'"
The only problem with that prediction is
"Most species that were alive in 1970 are still around today... Since 1973, only seven species have gone extinct in the United States."
And another example for good measure:
"Ecologist Kenneth Watt declared, "By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate...that there won't be any more crude oil. You'll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill 'er up, buddy,' and he'll say, `I am very sorry, there isn't any.'"
Reason.com explains:
"The survey estimates that global reserves could be as much as 2.1 trillion barrels of crude oil--enough to supply the world for the next 90 years. These reserve figures are constantly moving targets--as they get drawn down, miners and drillers find new sources of supply or develop more efficient technologies for exploiting the resources."
Which proves the point that even when the alarmists are proven wrong, they do not ever claim defeat; they just change the terms. It's no longer about "global warming," and it's certainly not concerned with "global cooling;" now the major concern is "climate change."

4 Surprising Reasons I Won't Be Celebrating Earth Day - Part 4

1. Capitalism Solves Everything

One of my political mantras is: Capitalism Solves Everything.

(For those of you who don't recall, Capitalism was an economic system practiced in the United States from the founding of the nation up until late 2008 to early 2009.)

The full explanation of this phrase is for another post, but suffice it to say that I believe that capitalism would solve environmental problems if it were allowed to function to its full potential.

The problem with the way many environmentalists go about protecting the environment is that they do so by attacking capitalism. So, like any sane person, I am totally in favor of protecting the water supply and having breathable air, I simply do not believe that more government involvement is the answer.

Nor do I believe shutting down big businesses by legal force or though borderline terroristic acts (I'm looking at you ELF), are viable solutions.


ELF torched this home.
Burning stuff for the environment. Yeah, you're not crazy.


You want people to embrace environmentalism, allow the free markets to work, and amazing things will happen.
Mature trees, like all living things, metabolize more slowly as they grow old. A forest of young, vigorously growing trees will remove five to seven tons more CO2 per acre than old growth. There are plenty of good reasons to preserve old growth forests, but redressing the CO2 balance is not one of them. If we were really interested (as we should be) in reducing atmospheric CO2, we should be vigorously pursuing reforestation and the planting of trees and shrubs, including in urban areas, where local impacts on the atmosphere are greatest. "Reforestation has been going on through enlightened forestry practices on private lands by timber companies and as a result of changes in agricultural and land use. In the United States, the average annual wood growth is now more than three times what it was in 1920, and the growing stock has increased 18 percent from 1952 to 1977. Forests in America continue to increase in size, even while supplying a substantial fraction of the world's timber needs."

(Dixy Lee Ray with Lou Guzzo, Trashing the Planet, (New York: Harper Collins, 1990), p. 36.)

Why is it that logging companies exist? I know the primary reason is to utterly decimate miles and miles of land and destroy the atmosphere by removing our only source of oxygen. But the secondary reason logging companies exist is to make money.

If you only had 100 head of cattle, would you kill them all for money right away? Of course not. You would breed them first in order to be resupplied with the raw materials which you produce. Logging companies are not bent on the destruction of forests, they are bent on the creation of large bank accounts. This is done through the miracle of capitalism and the foresight of capitalists to plant new trees and allow them to grow as you cut down the mature trees thereby creating a source of income for the future.

By capitalism we get the benefit wood products and an ever-growing supply of oxygen-rich air.

So, on this 39th Earth Day take a deep breath and thank capitalism for providing this priceless commodity of breathable air at no charge!

Oh and "carbon off-sets" are a stupid idea, but God bless the capitalist who sells them to environmentalist suckers.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Obama to Cut 0.0029% From Federal Budget



Obama's $100 million budget cut represents a 0.0029% cut. Or as Greg Manikiw describes it:
To put those numbers in perspective, imagine that the head of a household with annual spending of $100,000 called everyone in the family together to deal with a $34,000 budget shortfall. How much would he or she announce that spending had to be cut? By $3 over the course of the year--approximately the cost of one latte at Starbucks. The other $33,997? We can put that on the family credit card and worry about it next year.


After announcing the $100 million cut, Obama goes on to explain:
"In the next few weeks we expect to cut 100 current programs in the federal budget so that we can free up those dollars in order to put them to use for critical areas like heath care, education, energy, our foreign policy apparatus, which is so important."


If you cut programs in order to put the money into other programs, that's not a cut.

So beware when Obama comes back in a few weeks and says, "We cut 100 programs from the budget."

It may be true, but if I sell my car I may avoid car payments. But if I then turn around and purchase a house with my new-found riches, I cannot claim to have saved any money.

But mark my words; Obama will try to do just that.

Perez Hilton Embodies The Intolerance He Claims To Despise

Like a vegetarian judging a chili cook-off, the openly gay Perez Hilton judged the Miss USA pageant this week.

And judging is exactly what he did.

Just another example of the "tolerance" practiced by the left.



In case you missed the video that brought this on, here it is.

Monday, April 20, 2009

3 Reasons CNN Should Not Have Pulled an Incriminating Tea Party Video from YouTube

With a masterful stroke of the irony pen, CNN forced YouTube to remove Founding Bloggers' clip of "journalist" Susan Roesgen arguing with one of the Tea Party participants. Granted, CNN does own the copyright of their broadcast, but the Founding Bloggers' use of the clip likely falls under the fair use clause within the copyright law.

But it is very unlikely that CNN owns the copyright on what happened after the conclusion of "journalist" Susan Roegen's broadcast. So here it is!



1. Removing the Clip Implies Embarrassment or Guilt
The very idea that CNN had YouTube remove the video implies that there was something to hide in this video. I understand the importance of avoiding negative marketing against the company.

But if CNN was really embarrassed by this video, they could have made amends with their viewer(s?) by removing this so-called journalist from their staff. It would not have been difficult to find cause for termination. They hired her to report the news, of which she has done little in her tenure at CNN amidst the cush-pieces on liberal protests and counter-factual reporting in the Jena 6 case.

She has not been fired(yet) but is currently on vacation and her email address has been disabled. So perhaps CNN has her in their termination sights after all.

If that were to happen, the video would not be nearly as damaging to CNN because it would be the first known evidence that CNN actually has some level of integrity when it comes to reporting the news.

2. The Internet Is Rarely Censored Successfully
In response to CNN pulling the video of the broadcast from YouTube, Founding Bloggers has written an open letter to CNN requesting that the network restore the video or face a counter suit. We'll see what comes of it.

Conservative bloggers sympathetic to the Founding Bloggers' cause have obtained copies of the video and are uploading numerous copies to YouTube in an effort to keep the clip in front of the American people.

Countless organizations have attempted to silence this type of corporate censorship and brand protection before, but the internet almost always finds a way to get the information out either via video, audio, or text.

3. 500,000 Views on the Clip Would Increase Viewership by 50%
I'm not sure how many views the clip had before CNN yanked it, but I believe it would have reached within the hundreds of thousands before it was all said and done. The initial response to such a figure might be something like, "A couple hundred thousand views of a negative video could really hurt a company!"

Then you realize that this is CNN. A additional 200,000 non-CNN viewers represents a 20% growth in the number of viewers their BEST show has on any given night.

So while not all press is good press, if it gets someone to remember that CNN actually exists, even negative coverage might be good for the company overall.

If you feel that's not fair, consider this: Glenn Beck on Fox is broadcast at 5pm eastern and still puts up better numbers than Anderson "The Vile One" Cooper, CNN's poster-boy who comes on in the middle of Prime Time.

So whether it takes an open letter, legal action, or just a little common sense, let's home CNN restores the video of their "journalist" Susan Roesgen soon because if they don't hundreds of bloggers will make sure the video is never lost nor forgotten.


Thanks to Michelle Malkin for bringing this to my attention.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Week in Review - April 12 -17 2009

This was, without a doubt, Tea Party Week. PajamasTV had a running count of people who attended a tea party and the count was in excess of 600,000 people! WOW!

1. Top 20 Tea Party Signs
2. Dallas Tea Party Photos
3. Pictures From February 27, 2009 Tea Party
4. Tax Day Tea Party Pictures
5. 5 Sick ways media Tries to Discredit the Tea Parties

(See a trend there?)

There was no poll this week, but check back on Monday and I'll have one ready to go!

My favorite picture this week was:


"The new face of terror." (From "Torture" Documents Describe Horrors - Harmless Caterpillars)

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It's Official: Texas is it's Own Country

Well that was fast. Gov. Rick Perry floats the idea of Texas seceding from the union and withing 2 days, the State Department made it official.

Click for full size or see it for yourself.

With this kind of grasp on international politics and policies, it's no wonder why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has performed so horrendously in her new position.

Via Third Base Politics

Friday, April 17, 2009

"Torture" Documents Describe Horrors - Harmless Caterpillars

The wolves on the left have torn into a set of memos released yesterday concerning American interrogation techniques.

One of the documents describes in detail some of the techniques American interrogators have used to extract information from enemy combatants peace-loving Muslim freedom fighters.

Here is a list of the ten techniques described in the documents.
  1. attention grasp
  2. walling
  3. facial hold
  4. facial slap (insult slap)
  5. cramped confinement
  6. wall standing
  7. stress positions
  8. sleep deprivation
  9. insects placed in confinement box
  10. the waterboard

I'll give you a moment to finish vomiting in the face of the horror of what we are doing to terrorists.

Many leftist bloggers are horrified by the second from last item on the list: Insects placed in confinement box. Here is the text from the memo describing this interrogation technique:


"You would like to place [al Qaeda terrorist Abu] Zubaydah in a cramped confinement box with an insect. You have informed us that he appears to have a fear of insects. In particular, you would like to tell Zubaydah that you intend to place a stinging insect into the box with him. You would, however, place a harmless insect in the box. You have orally informed us that you would in fact place a harmless insect such as a caterpillar in the box with him...


You must inform him that the insects will not have a sting that would produce death or severe pain. If, however, you were to place the insect in the box without informing him that you are doing so, then, in order to not commit a predicate act, you should not affirmatively lead him to believe that any insect is present which has a sting that could produce severe pain or suffering or even cause his death."


Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the new face of terror in the world.


The memo also cites the fact that of 10,000 students that went through the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) program operated by the federal government "only 2 of the students dropped out of the training following the use of these techniques."

Two facts are revealed in that sentence: 1) The United States has been "torturing" its own people as they go through a military training program. 2) Comparing only dropout rates, one must conclude that any given public high school is more torturous than military survival training.

In short this memo outlining American "torture" techniques actually spills vast amounts of ink describing how to protect the terrorist from physical harm.

We should be so lucky if our enemies have a similar document.



Unfortunately they use their document to justify killing American citizens by the thousands.

Only 5 CT Residents Donated to Sen. Chris Dodd ( D-CT)

Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) suffers from a severe credibility gap with his connection to the Countrywide scandal and his own provision in the stimulus plan that specifically protected the AIG bonuses.


Of the $608,935 he has raised this year, only $4,250 came from Connecticut voters.

5 Connecticut voters.

In fact, 18 other states provided more dollars to the Dodd campaign than Connecticut.

With only 5 contributors and a 33% approval rating, I would recommend that Dodd begins collecting boxes for his eventual vacating of his offices after the 2010 election.

But since Dodd is a Democrat with ACORN on his side, we should expect them to stuff ballot boxes before any moving boxes.

Update: Twitter user jsabella49 humorously asks "LOL, Were they relatives?"

CNN's Disables "Journalist" Roesgen's Email Address

Newbusters is reporting that Susan Roesgen's email address has been shut down because of the backlash against her "journalism" during the tea parties.

If you missed Roesgen's brand of "journalism" from this week's tea parties, here's the video to get you up to speed.



Not to worry, however, there are lots of CNN email addresses you can use to get your point across.

CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz: ken.jautz@cnn.com

Philip Kent, the Chairman & CEO of CNN: phil.kent@turner.com

Thursday, April 16, 2009

CNN Gave Left-Wing Protests Very Different Treatment

This is an update to 5 Sick Ways the Media Tries to Discredit Tea Parties.

Notice how Susan Roesgen covers a different protest. (from Breitbart via HotAir.com)



Notice what she says at the end: "Mr. Obama, are you watching?"

Obama's reply: "Watching CNN? I didn't know CNN was still around."

5 Sick Ways the Media Tries to Discredit the Tea Parties

The stalwart bastions of fair journalism were out in full-force to cover the Tax Day Tea Parties yesterday. Here are a few examples of how the mainstream media chose to approach the day's events.

5. Make Oral Sex Puns
For a media who was hesitant to discuss oral sex when it was happening inn the Oval Office, they cavalierly approach the subject by way of the least creative humor humanity can muster: the pun.

Anderson Cooper tops the list.


Cooper: It's hard to talk when you're teabagging.

Thanks, CNN. Always keeping it classy.

4. Interview the Crazy Person
The Modus Operandi for coverage of all things conservative for the media is to located the craziest person in the group and interview him. Here is the order of preference if you would like to start an "unbiased" network of your own.

1. Anyone dressed in camo
2. Woman in a moo-moo
3. The Morbidly Obese
4. Person holding most inflammatory sign

CNN's Susan Roesgen was forced to go with option 4. She found some dude with Obama photoshopped as Hitler and thought, "Here's a good representation of what's happening here."

The focus for now is only on the first


3 and 2 and 1. Jettison Journalism Entirely / Miss the Point of the Protest / Claim the Protest is NC-17
We go back to Susan Roesgen of CNN for this one since she committed all three in one fell swoop in this clip.



The only thing that identifies Roesgen as a journalist in this video is the microphone she is holding. After she finishes interviewing arguing with one of the protesters, she turns back to the camera to give the viewer her take on the Tea Parties.

And she identifies them as "anti-government" and "anti-CNN." Of course 10 seconds of research would reveal that the tea parties were not "anti-government;" they're anti-BIG-government. Those three letters, B-I-G, are important.

Roesgen is not used to combinations of three letters amounting to much, working at C-N-N and all.

You have to feel bad for CNN though. Imagine how embarrassed CNN and MSNBC must be after a long day of "journalism" when FOX News enters the showers to reveal it's long list of 2.8 million viewers as compared to their audiences of a paltry 1.2 million and 1.1 million viewers respectively.

If Freud saw this video he would immediately identify Roesgen's "anti-CNN" projection as nothing more than ratings envy.

But all of that discussion of liberty and fiscal responsibility was too much for CNN viewers to handle, so Roesgen identifies the protests as "not family viewing."

Lucky for CNN though; nobody was watching anyway.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dallas Tea Party

I had a great time at the Dallas Tea Party! Friends and I were estimating between 3,000-4,000 attending maybe?

I'll get some pics uploaded later tonight, but wow that was fun!

Thanks, Dallas for doing it up right!

My favorite sign of the evening.





















































Props to my buddy, Spartacus, for the great shots!

Also another buddy, @txfilmgeek, got some HD video that we'll try to get posted soon.

Tax Day Tea Party Pictures

Send me your Tea Party Pictures and Videos! advocateforchange@sbcglobal.net



From DC


Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

OKC - 7,000 Strong














Look at the crowd in Lansing!


See Also
Other posts that you may find interesting

Tea Parties are Gaining Traction
Huge Gallery of Pictures from the Original 2009 Tea Party
3 Indications Barack Obama Hates England
Gov. Perry: "The federal government has become oppressive."

Santelli Backs Tea Parties He Prompted

On April 2, 2009 the Huffington Post was breathless with the headline "Rick Santelli Wants Nothing To Do With Protests He Spawned" based on the fact that Santelli wasn't attending a Tea Party.

I wonder what they say to this.



Just for fun: a rewind of the original rant that moved a nation to action.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

4 Items For Your Tea Party Tool Box

In order to help you prepare for the tea parties today, I decided to put together some must-have information for you.

1. Know the Issues

Basically, the government is spending more money than we have paper to print it on and Americans will pay for these policies for generations.

There is hope, however, that some of these spending bills could be repealed if the right people get elected in the midterm elections next year.

The Heritage Foundation, or as I call them "God's Gift to Liberty," has a great article outlining all of the issues.

They also have quick fact sheets for you to print and keep with you.
War on the American Dream
Tea Party Talking Points


2. Don't Be Afraid

Sure the Department of Homeland Security thinks you're a "Right-Wing Radical" (PDF) and groups like ACORN are threatening to crash the parties, but don't be afraid.

There are millions of people who think our government is out of control. And as of yesterday you can add Gov. Rick Perry to that list.

The left cannot win the arena of ideas so they are forced to use intimidation and fear to quiet the opposition. But we cannot sit silently as the government picks the pockets of Americans decades into the future.

3. Find a Tea Party Near You

Here is a map that lists every known tea party happening in America. Find one close to home and get out there! Let your voice be heard!


View 2009 Tea Parties in a larger map

4. Get Connected

Talk with friends.

Connect with others on your social networking sites.

Check out Top Conservatives on Twitter (#TCOT)

Get involved with Glenn Beck's 9/12 Project.

The Tea Parties Are Brewing

Tomorrow over 2,000 gatherings of like-minded individuals will join together in small towns and large cities across America to say to their elected representatives that the spending binge has to stop!

I will be heading out to the Dallas Tea Party at Dallas City Hall, so if any of your will be there, give me a shout! Email me or drop me a tweet!

If you're not in the Dallas area, find a Tea Party near you and get involved!

I will also be doing continuous coverage of the tea parties right here at ChangeBarack.blogspot.com beginning at 7:00 am tomorrow morning.

More information on the Tea Party Movement!

Find a Tea Party near you!

Gov. Perry: "Federal Government Has Become Oppressive "



“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said.

Similar resolutions have been proposed in 20 other states. But Gov. Perry is the first governor to come out in support of a sovereignty resolution, which may be an indication that he understands the independent and predominately federalist nature of Texans.

Texas has consistently been a leader among the 50 states in support of conservative ideals. (Texas has no personal income tax because the Texas constitution specifically prohibits it!) Texans in addition to Rick Perry are leading the way yet again by organizing more tea parties than any other state.

Perry is one of the governors who refuses portions of the stimulus money, but the federal government has threatened legislation that would force the states to take stimulus dollars.

"Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, D.C. trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas," Rick Perry said.

Perry faces a tough gubernatorial race against Sen. Kay Baily Hutchinson next year.

Express your outrage at the oppressive federal government and attend a tea party tomorrow in your area!

Press release from the Governor's office: http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/12227/

Text of the resolution: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/html/HC00050I.htm

Monday, April 13, 2009

Was Warm Military Greeting For Obama Staged?

Remember that video that compared the reactions of the military greeting then President Bush versus the greeting President Obama received? If not here it is.



Bush is greeted with jubilation and Obama's greeting is, as described by the reporter, "tepid."

Compare the previously "tepid" greeting the military gave Obama and the surprise visit to Iraq Obama made last week rounding out his European tour. The Dallas Morning News described the reaction:
[A]t Baghdad's Camp Victory, assembled U.S. forces mobbed Obama, snapping pictures and stretching out their arms for handshakes with the commander in chief.

Here is a video that shows the military greeting Obama via the White House propaganda YouTube channel.



And the now famous AP photo of troops who just can't quite get close enough to Obama as they snap pictures on digital cameras.



So how did President Obama move from receiving a "tepid" response from the military to throngs of soldiers who are unable to contain themselves as they meet their Commander in Chief.

Macsmind reports he received this in an email from a sergeant who was there when Obama arrived in Iraq:
“We were pre-screened, asked by officials “Who voted for Obama?”, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up.”

Take a look at the picture at AP and notice all the cameras are the same models? Coincidence? I think not."
It does seem very suspicious the military's response to Obama would reflect such a complete turn-around within less than 100 days of his presidency, and I would not put it past this administration to make sure his reception serves as a favorable photo-op.

But...

So I'm not one to promote urban legends or speculations, so if anyone has more information on this, please pass it along to me either via comment or drop me an email because I want to get it right.

My email address is AdvocateForChange@sbcglobal.net

Or contact me via twitter: @advocate4change

I will update this page as necessary with any further information, so keep checking back.