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Russian MSM Recognizes Obama’s Socialism

From #TCOT Report by Randy Allamon 

Read Pravda column on US’s transformation to Socialism

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June 1, 2009 Posted by | Socialism, USSA | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Biggest thorn in Obama’s side?

From TCOT Report by Randy Allamon

With a Vice President like Biden, who needs political enemies?

May 28, 2009 Posted by | Obama | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Help Melt Schakowsky’s Phone Lines

The latest TCOT Action Project:  Melt Schakowsky’s Phone Lines

Congresswoman Schakowsky Owes us an Apology

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted “tea party” protests last week, labeling the activities “despicable” and “shameful.”

“The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs,” Schakowsky said in a statement.

“It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt,” she added. “Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.”

What is it that the good Congresswoman finds so despicable? People exercising their 1st amendment rights to peaceably assemble and speak their minds?

Please write and call Jan and let her know that she owes the good people of her state, and her country, a sincere apology or she can look for a new career in 2010.

Her Chicago Office:

5533 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 506-7100
Fax: (773) 506-9202

Her Evanston Office:

820 Davis Street, Suite 105
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 328-3409
Fax: (847) 328-3425

Her Washington DC Office:

2367 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2111
Fax: (202) 226-6890

Don’t have a fax machine? Use www.faxzero.com. They will send 2 free faxes a day for you.

SAMPLE PHONE SCRIPT:

“I am calling Congresswoman Schakowsky today to let her know that as an American, and a Tea Party participant, I was deeply offended by her remarks on Fox News that my exercising my 1st amendments rights were “despicable”. I demand that she retract her statements immediately and issue a sincere apology for her thoughtless words. Does she still stand by her statement that these Tea Parties were the work of right-wing “activists”and not ordinary Americans? (if “yes”) I can assure you that I am not paid or unpaid activist for any political party. I hold her and everyone in congress accountable for the mess we are in. If she refuses to apologize, I just might have to join one of those right-wing activist parties and see to it that she is replaced in 2010″

SAMPLE FAX/E-MAIL

“Dear Congresswoman Schakowsky:

I have recently become aware of your outrageous remarks made last week on Fox News regarding the Nationwide Tea Parties and am writing to demand that you retract these statements and offer a sincere apology to the hard working Americans that participated in these parties. Had you actually attended a Tea Party, you would have seen that these parties cut across all racial, financial and political party lines. The people that attended these parties were not “right-wing activist”, but ordinary American citizens who have been watching you and the rest of the spend thrift congress pass bill after bill without scrutiny and putting our countries financial future in perilous jeopardy. The only thing “despicable” and “shameful” is the way the everyone in Washington has behaved over the last year! I demand an apology from you for your assault on the character of not only me, but the other Tea Party participants. We will not be quiet, and we will not go away. This is our country, Congresswoman, and you will do well to remember that you work for us.

Sincerely,

(Name)”

I just sent two free faxes from faxzero.com using the text above. It only took a couple of minutes and it’s free. This is a quick and easy way to get involved so help us let Rep. Schakowsky know we’re not intimidated by her intolerance of our 1st Amendment rights!

April 21, 2009 Posted by | Democrats | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tax Day Tea Party in Little Rock, AR

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I’ve finally found a bright side to the new administration. As bad as it’s been to watch as the new Liberal regime dismantles so much of what made America great, as the budget deficit balloons at a record pace with new spending and bailouts, as our government seizes control of private industry, as our children and grandchildren are saddled with debt that their offspring won’t even be able to repay, one good thing is happening as a result of the November elections. Conservatives are finally standing up and organizing!

My wife and I arrived at the Tax Day Tea Party in Little Rock, AR around 4:30 pm CST for our first ever protest. We found an enthusiastic crowd of young, old, and middle-aged colleagues who are sick and tired of the direction our country is headed. Signs and slogans identified their concerns, their motivation for participating (many like us, for the first time) in an organized protest against the US government.

As one would expect, slogans damning Obama’s policies on taxes and spending dominated, but references were also condemning the country’s charge toward a Socialist economic model and even abortion. Not so long ago, conservatives were never seen carrying signs or heard chanting slogans, or even gathering to get our message out. So thank you Mr. President, Ms. Pelosi, and Mr. Reed for motivating us to join forces, organize, and even march to make our voices heard.

A number of signs proudly identified their bearers as “right-wing extremists.” Contrary to what the Obama administration would have you believe, these protesters weren’t foaming at the mouth, shooting into the air, maiming children and the elderly, or murdering innocents. In fact, I interviewed a Capitol police officer who admitted the protest was completely peaceful–not even a hint of violence or disorderly conduct. He did say one participant was asked to leave because the slogan on the sign he carried was “vulgar,” but he left without trouble or incident.

So much for the portrait the left tries to paint of anyone who leans to the right, that of a ravenous beast who mutilates the helpless and innocent.

I was also surprised there was no counter-protest. Evidently, the left thinks we’ll slink off into the shadows if we’re ignored.

The crowd in Little Rock didn’t seem ready to sit on their haunches though. Participants roared as speakers called on them to not let this be the culmination or their efforts. Hundreds signed on and pledged to organize voter registration efforts, to blog, to YouTube, to Twitter, to take the fight to the Left’s home turf, to fight using the tactics of ACORN, Moveon.org, and other left-wing activist organizations.

Thank you Mr. President, you have awakened a sleeping tiger!

Photos and videos to follow.


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April 15, 2009 Posted by | Conservatism | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

#TCOT lays out 4 C’s

Top Conservatives on Twitter is a rapidly growing tech-savvy grassroots movement whose members are connected on the social networking site Twitter.  Though this group only sprang into existence following November’s elections, it already counts 2,145 members as of this writing. 

Unlike some other conservative networks that were created in response to Democrats’ overwhelming victory last year, from the start #TCOT founder Michael P. Leahy and other early members of the group began to organize and implement action projects designed to advance conservative causes.

Today, one of those action projects, Operation Statement of Principles, has resulted in the release of #TCOT’s 4 C’s–the guiding principles of the group.

  1. Conservatism

  2. Collaboration

  3. Constructive Dialogue

  4. Community

For a detailed explanation of each “C” click here.

If you agree with these 4 principles and would like to help in the fight to advance the conservative agenda, join us on #TCOT.

January 9, 2009 Posted by | Conservatism | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bailing out UAW Tax Crooks?


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Oh the story of Little Piggie Gettelfinger just keeps getting better all the time.

By now, you’ve likely read all about the the UAW’s $33 million Black Lake Golf Club.  Well, maybe not all.

It seems the UAW isn’t as concerned about all the citizens of Michigan as it is its dues paying members.  Cheboygan County Drain Commissioner-elect Dennis Lennox has issued a press release detailing the UAW’s repeated efforts to avoid paying property taxes on the luxury resort for union bosses.  You can view the press release in its entirety on Michelle Malkin’s blog here.

Apparently, the UAW carries the resort and golf course on it’s books at $33 million when reporting to the federal government but has spent the last 4 years fighting the county’s efforts to collect property tax on that amount.  According to Lennox’s statement, the courts have actually reduced the valuation several times allowing the UAW to receive more favorable tax treatment than other property owners in the county.

Now, this is bad enough considering the UAW fought tooth and nail for the Socialist bailout of GM and Chrysler these past two months, a bailout that picks the pockets of the rest of us taxpayers who pay our fair share.  It gets even worse when you take into account this organization and it’s boss, Little Piggy Gettelfinger campaigned for and donated to the presidential campaign that told us it’s “patriotic” to pay more taxes.  But it gets even worse when you consider exactly what Michigan property taxes support.

Property taxes support schools and local governments in Michigan.  So the UAW, spends union dues (that will soon be coming from our pockets) to support a $33 million luxury resort that has lost $27 million over the past 5 years (WOW!!!) and then has the gall to cheat Michigan schoolchildren out of decent textbooks and educational facilities!  And don’t forget, those local governments are charged with furnishing little amenities like water and sanitation services to those children and their families as well.  Less tax money translates to higher rates for these vital services.

So, let’s tie all of this together. 

The UAW seizes money from autoworkers in the form of dues, then wastes that money on a money losing luxury golf resort so union bosses can “relax” from the pressures of their extortion racket, then proceeds to demand that the US government use taxpayer’s money to supply more cash for them to waste, and all the while takes every opportunity to ripoff the good citizens of Michigan and deny them and their children quality education, clean water, and sanitation services.

And the UAW acts shocked that we didn’t support their bailout.

Unbelievable!


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January 1, 2009 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Israeli Consulate on Gaza via Twitter


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Today, from 1-3 pm EST, the Israeli Consulate held a public press conference via the social networking site Twitter.  Under the username IsraelConsulate, the consulate fielded questions on all aspects of the military assault on Gaza.  You can view a list of questions asked along with the consulate’s response via the following links:

Press Conference: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

The following is my synopsis of the Q & A from the press conference, inferred from my reading of the questions and responses.  I’m not attempting to speak for the Israeli government, and I welcome any corrections or clarifications it wishes to make regarding my interpretation.  Many thanks to the Israeli Consulate for making this available to us via Twitter.–John Allison, III

Questions were fielded from a diverse group of Twitterers, including users sympathetic to Israel and those sympathetic to the terror group Hamas.  Some of the questions posed even came from inside Israel.  Topics covered addressed addressed the military action underway–it’s causes, conduct, and what will be required to end it, how to deal with the humanitarian crisis inside Gaza, and such things as the incident involving the Dignity and journalists’ access to the area.

The Israeli Consulate explained the cause of this military campaign was the firing of more than 10,000 rockets and mortars at Israeli civilian targets since 2001.  This Hamas assault endangers the lives of 500,000 Israelis.  Though civilian casualties are occurring, the IDF targets only military installations.  This policy is the exact opposite of Hamas, which intentionally targets civilians in an effort to maximize civilian casualties.

Though Hamas was elected to govern Gaza, the terror organization’s refusal to accept Israel’s right to exist and its policy of exterminating Israeli civilians disqualify it from being defined as a “Democratic” government in the eyes of the Israeli government.  The consulate emphatically stated the government of Israel is not declaring war on the Palestinian people of Gaza, and it mourns every lost civilian life–Palestinian or Israeli.  Civilian deaths are a result of Hamas’ placement of military installations in close proximity to civilians, in effect using those civilians as shields.  Israel believes Hamas relishes even Palestinian civilian deaths for their propaganda value.

Addressing the cease fire proposed by the international community, Israel desires peace and diplomacy to achieve it.  But, Hamas used these periods in the past to rearm, refortify, and strategize for the next wave of assaults against Israel.  The objective of the operation is to eliminate the threat of rocket and mortar attacks on 500,000 Israeli civilians.  When the IDF and the Israeli government believe that objective has been achieved, the operation will end.

Humanitarian aid is being allowed into Gaza.  Thirty-eight truckloads of supplies were allowed to cross the border today and 17,000 such truckloads entered before the violence began.  The wire services have correspondents in place inside Gaza, but more reporters are not being allowed in for their own safety.

Israel wants a peaceful, two-state solution.  However, as long as Hamas continues to deny its right to exist and attacks Israeli civilians, Hamas cannot be a part of that solution.

The consulate chose to conduct this press conference via Twitter because it noticed many on the web dispersing inaccurate information.  Israel continues to give press releases to the MSM, but believed this forum would help reduce the misinformation being propagated on the internet.


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December 31, 2008 Posted by | Middle East | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

$5 billion more for GMAC


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Not only did President Bush give the Three Little Piggies (GM, Chrysler, and by extension the UAW) more money than they asked for, but now the Treasury Department is throwing $5 billion more GM’s way.  That’s on top of the $1 billion included in Bush’s Socialist bailout for GM last week that was dedicated to propping up this appendage of GM.

You might have read the other day that GMAC, the financing arm of GM, was given bank holding company status by the feds, allowing them to qualify for assistance from the seemingly bottomless pit known as the TARP fund. Today, GMAC hit the $5 billion jackpot from this fund that was originally intended to keep the banking industry from collapsing.

This just goes to show there’s no telling how deep into our (taxpayers’) wallets these at best incompetent, at worst corrupt and dishonest companies will be before this bailout/stimulus/Socialist conversion of our economy is over. So far, between the banks and the Three Little Piggies and whoever else has transformed themselves into something that qualifies for the right to spend our money to save them from their inability to properly run their companies, we the taxpayers are on the hook for more than $8 trillion–and we’re nowhere near the end of it yet.

Merry Christmas Little Piggies!  Go to sleep knowing that we’re paying and our children will be paying to keep you fat and happy, warm and comfy, and full of Christmas cheer.


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December 29, 2008 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Are We On the Verge of a Rightroots Movement?

by Aaron Marks on NextGenGOP

It’s been a while since I’ve heard chatter on the blogosphere about building a Rightroots movement (I last commented on it at the end of October). However, over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a number of major developments that suggest we might be on the verge of establishing a true and effective Rightroots movement.

When John Hawkins wrote about this topic, he noted that (emphasis added):

One of the biggest problems online — and this extends outside of the blogosphere — is that there are far more liberals online than conservatives and they’re much more enthusiastic.

Because of that, huge websites that can drive a lot of traffic like Digg, Fark, and YouTube have come to be dominated by liberals, even though they aren’t liberal per se.

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December 29, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

There’s No Pain-Free Cure for Recession

As recession fears cause the nation to embrace greater state control of the economy and unimaginable federal deficits, one searches in vain for debate worthy of the moment. Where there should be an historic clash of ideas, there is only blind resignation and an amorphous queasiness that we are simply sweeping the slouching beast under the rug.

With faith in the free markets now taking a back seat to fear and expediency, nearly the entire political spectrum agrees that the federal government must spend whatever amount is necessary to stabilize the housing market, bail out financial firms, liquefy the credit markets, create jobs and make the recession as shallow and brief as possible. The few who maintain free-market views have been largely marginalized.

Taking the theories of economist John Maynard Keynes as gospel, our most highly respected contemporary economists imagine a complex world in which economics at the personal, corporate and municipal levels are governed by laws far different from those in effect at the national level.

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December 28, 2008 Posted by | Economy | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment