Jul 31 2010

Governor Brewer v Robert Sarver

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Wonderful analogy!

 The owner of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, Robert Sarver, opposes AZ’s new immigration laws.  Arizona’s Governor, Jan Brewer, released the following statement in response to Sarver’s criticism of the new law:     

“What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into games without paying? What if they had a good idea who the gate-crashers are, but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn’t be ejected. Furthermore, what if Suns’ ownership was expected to provide those who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink? And what if, on those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns had to provide free medical care and shelter?”

Jul 24 2010

Time for Apprentice Activists to Step Up to the Master Level

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The past two years have seen a rise in what I call the “apprentice activist.” I was one of them. I was not involved in politics prior to 2008 other than to vote in elections. But in 2009 I “woke up” and attended a tax day Tea Party in downtown Seattle (thank you, Keli Carender!) and also joined other similar-minded activists outside Jay Inslee’s office and near Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, protesting Obamacare. I then stepped up a bit and actually helped promote additional protests at Northgate, Mercer Island, Seattle, and Olympia. I felt pretty good about myself – I had made intelligently-worded signs mocking our current politicians and their outlandish legislation, took time out of my day to attend Tea Parties and sign-waving protests, and yelled, “No new taxes!” and “Stop Obamacare!” in unison with thousands of other Conservatives and Constitutionalists throughout the Puget Sound.

Activists at Northgate in 2009

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Jul 24 2010

For Cost of “Stimulus,” We Could Have Completely Eliminated the Income Tax

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Thank you Ken for this from Freedom Line:

Take a look at Table 2.1, “Receipts by Source: 1934-2015″ here on the White House Office of Management and Budget website.  For the year 2009, the federal government took in $915 billion in income tax receipts.  Then take a look at this Congressional Budget Office report that the Obama “stimulus,” which was originally estimated to cost $787 billion, in fact cost $862 billion. Read more »

Jul 23 2010

For Fun…

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Can you imagine this at Pike Place Market?

On Saturday, April 24th, the Opera Company of Philadelphia teamed up with the Reading Terminal Market Italian Festival for a large-scale “Flash Opera” event! Over 30 members of the Opera Company of Philadelphia Chorus and principal cast members of LA TRAVIATA performed the famed “Brindisi” in the aisles of Reading Terminal Market, entertaining hundreds of Philadelphians, and proving that the perfect accompaniment for all things Italian is a little Verdi!

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Jul 22 2010

Lawsuit against Governor Gregoire filed 7/21/2010

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“We believe Gov. Gregoire’s climate change executive order is an unconstitutional order,” said Michael Reitz, director of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation’s Constitutional Law Center, who represents the taxpayers in this case. “Gov. Gregoire violated the doctrine of separation of powers by snatching a failed bill out of the legislative process and issuing it in the form of an executive order. If the governor wants to pass laws, she’s in the wrong branch of government.”

Jul 22 2010

Cap and Trade

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Submitted by Kathi:

After the Cap and Trade Bill passed the House of Representatives, Representative Jay Inslee proudly sent an email out to his constituents praising his own work. He took credit for helping to write most of the Cap and Trade Bill saying it was the milestone of his political career…. something that he’s the MOST proud of accomplishing as Representative. Now the Bill is coming to the US Senate with a new name but the same terrible contents and effects. Read this article and then decide if Inslee deserves to be re-elected. James Watkins is a far better candidate. If you’ve heard James speak, you know about his experience in Washington D.C. and in private business. He’s impressive, qualified and deserving of a chance to work toward a balanced federal budget (right now we have no federal budget). We deserve better than Inslee!

Jul 21 2010

How will he handle Obamacare?

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Jul 20 2010

July 20th Meeting

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Dino Rossi will be the speaker at the next Shoreline Caucus meeting!  This is your chance to talk with Dino, hear his goals for our state and our country, and get to know the man who in a few short months may well be our state’s next US Senator.  Dino may get there a bit early, so be sure to come for our 6:30 coffee & refreshments time and mingle with Dino and others before the meeting starts at 7. Read more »

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Jul 17 2010

Janeane Garofalo explains why Obama’s liberal critics are racist

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Hotair found this great satire from the Dallas Tea Party:

Two minutes of fun from the Dallas Tea Party, and not the first time they’ve used YouTube to torment MSNBC’s heavily white talent roster. Even so, isn’t the big winner from this week’s dopey contretemps over alleged tea-party racism the NAACP? Granted, they’ve gotten a ton of pushback, but then that was always the point of passing that resolution — to start an ideological food fight that would drum up interest in a group whose influence has been waning for 40 years. Before this week, I’d bet not one in a hundred cable-news viewers had any idea who Benjamin Jealous was. Now, suddenly, he’s got Andrew Breitbart waging media war on him. No wonder Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are trying to downplay the affair lest he nudge further into their spotlight. Well played, Mr. Jealous. Very well played.

Exit question: If tea-party racism is easy to find, why does lefty media have to doctor evidence?

Jul 16 2010

Become an Election Observer

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From Mino at PSCU:

We’ve witnessed the failure of this system firsthand here in Washington State in the 2004 governor’s race and other close elections. Our Secretary of State continues to fight the Freedom Foundation’s attempts to make voter rolls more secure and in so doing has allowed underage and felon voters to cast their ballots in past elections. We’ve even heard a story about a breakdown in the election system in Minnesota as recent as yesterday (FOX News – Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds). Read more »