Update 2: Video of James T Harris’ speech added at end of post
Courtesy of Bringit2theMax:
Tucson Tea Party – Tucson’s Last Stand Event
7000+ people can out to see Judge Andrew Napolitano, Barry Goldwater, J.D. Hayworth, James T. Harris and others. It was AWESOME!
Amazing turnout! Tucson is ready for 2010! Begin planning your post Congressional career now Gaby! Don’t think Joe Biden can raise enough dough out of state to save this seat, na na na na, hey hey goodbye!!
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Come on down to Tucson Tea Party Patriots!!!
Created by BringIt2theMax:
Invitation to Tucson Tea Party – Tucson’s Last Stand Event
Oct 10, 2009 Keynote Speaker Judge Andrew Napolitano
This event is to raise money to help clean house in 2009 and 2010
The Tucson Tea Party is extremely excited to announce the biggest tea party event that we have ever organized!
Tucson’s Last Stand will be on October 10 at Tucson Electric Park from 10 am – 1 pm. Seating capacity is 11,500! Admission is free, no tickets necessary, though donations are encouraged.
…Attendees will also be able to engage directly with City Council and Congressional candidates who are competing in upcoming elections.
The purpose of Tucson’s Last Stand is to galvanize the people of Tucson and Pima County to clean house in November’s Tucson City Council election, and then continue onward into 2010. It is imperative that we take the tea party movement to the next level if we are to achieve this.
Tucson’s Last Stand will also be a major fundraiser for the electoral battles ahead, and while admission is free, donations are strongly encouraged.
For more information, see the links below:
Courtesy of radioglenn
See our previous posts on Gaby Giffords here
…Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) finally gave in to the demand of her constituents that she hold a townhall regarding her support for the “public option.” In the past two days, she was met by the boos of thousands of people at her townhalls in Sierra Vista, Green Valley, and Tucson.
KGUN9 had great, fair coverage of the event….
Courtesy of ShortforOrdinary
Courtesy of soupermom
Tucson, AZ: Gaby Giffords (D-AZ) skipped her own event to avoid the 300 constituents who came out to see her…reminds me of someone who would not debate at the end of the Dem primaries….Bock Bock Bawack Gaby..How can they ask for our votes if they will not come to speak to us at their own events? They are so clearly completely out of step with most of the American people…methinks they spend too much time in their DC elite bubble surrounded by the DC media handmaidens of TOTUS….reminder Congress Critters, we are the ones who vote, we are the ones you are sent to DC to represent, therefore it is we, the people, (sounds familiar…) whose voices you need to hear….
On August 6 at 7 p.m., Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) hosted an outdoor movie night at La Placita Cinema downtown. However, because she has been hiding from her constituents and has so far refused to hold a townhall regarding the healthcare bill, we all figured it would be a good idea to show up and let her know how unhappy we are with the bill.
She was supposed to show up for the movie event — it’s her event, after all! — but then told a Fox 11 reporter that she was not going to attend because she feared the protesters would “disrupt the movie”…Then, on the Fox 11 broadcast that night (video here), she accused the Tucson Tea Party of misrepresenting the event as a town hall and said she never intended to go to the event at all!…
Okay so if the soopergeniuses in DC ‘stumble’ across this blog, lemme explain our, my, point of view to them as they so clearly do not get it. Maybe the Critters haven’t noticed but we do not have any more money. This will add taxes and massive spending at a time of substandard economic growth projected by Pimco to last for several years. Timmeh Geithner asked for Congress to raise the Federal debt limit again and to do it within the next two weeks, calling it urgent.
Timothy Geithner asked Congress to increase the $12.1 trillion debt limit on Friday, saying it is “critically important” that they act in the next two months…….Mr. Geithner, in a letter to U.S. lawmakers, said that the Treasury projects that the current debt limit could be reached as early mid-October. Increasing the limit is important to instilling confidence in global investors, Mr. Geithner said….
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said Thursday the federal government’s budget deficit reached $1.3 trillion through the first ten months of fiscal 2009, on track to reach a record high of $1.8 trillion for the 12-month period….
We URGENTLY need to have more debt?! They simply MUST have this massive spending plan NOW? They MUST raise our state income taxes now, city, municipal, county, property, sales tax…Taxes to fund this will come and they will kill growth. We must have growth to get out of this debt, Therefore we must not pass this plan right now. Why so confused Congress?
The interest rate we are paying on the debt we are issuing has doubled in the past few months. It will only go higher, the spending must stop or at least not rise astronomically which is what this administration is doing. We were promised transparency and line by line budget analysis. Not unread bills written by lobbyists in the dead of night with passages added no Congressperson will claim….
Here is something pixxing people off, these Congresspeople are coming to town halls telling us we are wrong when they haven’t read the bill and we are READING PARTS OF THE BILL TO THEM. They keep shaking their heads, no no that’s not in there, YES IT IS. We are citing page numbers and passages of the actual bill..
On the comments Gov Palin and constituents have made expressing their concern over possible rationing and denial of care to those considered ‘unworthy’ somehow or treatment, and the backlash saying that is ‘silly’, read Legal Insurrection at HotAir. And recall they are asking people to ‘name names’ to the WH (like the Hop Sing Seinfeld episode where Elaine is dating a Communist) .
THOSE are not the tactics of a ‘constitutional lawyer’ ‘my friends’. More like the Lizards getting the Youth to join them in V and turn granny in. Can you even imagine what BTD and Glen Greenwald and the ACLU would have done had GWB made the same WH communications website video about reporting conversations or blog posts or emails you got about the Iraq War? Yeah, fuggetaboudit. Hell these people are the control freaks, they are already mandating our lightbulbs...
Then people like Mike Ross D AR say there is no provision in the bill about abortion. Well that’s disingenuous Mike. Are you misinformed or obfuscating? In the SENATE ‘bill’ Sen Mikulski put in an amendment that will fund Planned Parenthood...you cannot guarantee what will come out of committee….there SHOULD be something in there specifically BARRING that funding Mike…don’t lie and tell us we are wrong when you are uninformed….
How is this even making it onto the table right now? In the primaries Obama said he was moderate (HA HA!) and consistently maintained he would never raise taxes in a recession, ha ha!! He said everyone KNOWS that would be counterproductive to growth. So what happened?
We will not be growing at 5% GDP in two years (see PIMCO who calls 1-2% GDP the ‘new normal’) and if they pass this health care bill, they will HAVE to raise taxes within that time frame …so why are they doing this? The 14 million or so involuntarily uninsured have full access to ERs and walk in clinics and we just expanded SCHIP. We need to grow jobs right now not entitlements and government spending.
And WTH are pundits like David Brooks and economists like Paul Krugman doing pretending this spending is sustainable and spending their time calling protesters racist and crazed? WTH doesn’t he get something moving with the $50b set aside for housing instead of analysing people he has never met? Egads and oddbodkins, defensive much? As we have said before, it is like we are in JAWS…WE ARE GONNA NEED A BIGGER GRAPH…
The American people are massively tightening and cutting back. We expect DC to do the same. Don’t pixx on our heads and tell us it’s raining. This deficit is unsustainable without the health care plan added on…you cannot get blood from a stone..we have lost our 401ks, IRAs, jobs, housing equity, lines of credit. Good Gracious Congress Critters how can you not understand why we DO NOT WANT THIS PLAN. We know it will lose money like a damned sieve, it is a VEHICLE TO ADD SEIU JOBS IN ALLIED HEALTH…WE DO NOT WANT CARE TAKEN FROM OUR SENIORS TO PAD UNION ROLLS ……STOP SPENDING WHAT WE DO NOT HAVE…/rant off
Courtesy of Bringit2theMax:
The Pima County Board of Supervisors will hold a July 28 public hearing on a proposed 4.35% primary property tax increase.
This tax increase will affect ALL residents of Pima County!
Come out and have your voice heard.
Update: Rush on the old and new media – Dallas 7/23 – Sen Cornyn office: ‘How a Local Rally For Obama’s Health Care Proposal Turned Into a Rally Against It’…Tucson 7/17 Rep Giffords Tea Party 400+…
It’s working, although the jackaxxex are calling we CONSTITUENTS spam! What nerve! FRONT PAGE of POLITICO:
An anti-health care reform Web site has published the names of moderate Democratic chiefs of staff in the House — spawning a Spam tsunami inundating inboxes with more than 500 emails since Wednesday, according to aides.
Energized by Nancy Pelosi’s claim she had the votes to pass health care reform,blogger “just a conservative girl” penned a “Dear Fellow Patriot” letter to readers asking them if they could “please [be] joining us in emailing the Chiefs of Staff of the following moderate to conservative Democrats?”
She then published the names and emails of 55.
“I’ve been dealing with these since yesterday… it’s clogging my inbox,” said one chief of staff, less peeved than amused.
The emails range from ALLCAPS:
PLEASE DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS DISASTROUS “HEALTHCARE REFORM” BILL.
PLEASE DO NOT DESTROY THE VERY FABRIC OF THIS COUNTRY.
PLEASE DO NOT BE MANIPULATED INTO SELLING ITS CITIZENS OUT FOR A SOCIALIST AGENDA.
PLEASE DO NOT FORCE AMERICANS TO BECOME ENSLAVED AND IMPOVERISHED
PLEASE- PLEASE PLEASE
LISTEN TO THE CITIZENS WHO WORK TO PAY YOUR SALARY. NOT THE ONES WHO REFUSE TO WORK.
To the partisan:
PS – Ask your congressperson to remind the President that the financial problems we have are not just those of the former President. I seem to recall that for the 2 years prior to the current President, we had a democratic majority in both house of congress.
To the politely persistent:
Being the Chief of Staff for a Congressional Representative is a thankless job. In this position, you clearly have the ability to lean on your Representative to vote in-line with what the American people need and want.
RightWingCzar sums up the presser for us:
Local MoveOn.org members had penciled in on today’s schedule a protest in front of Senator John Cornyn’s Spring Valley Road office, during which they had hoped to pressure the senator to support President Barack Obama’s public health care legislation. But when Paula Anderson, a MoveOn.org member and spokeswoman, showed up at 11:30 a.m., she found another contingent had beat her to the proverbial punch: A large number of Dallas Tea Party members were already set up, voicing their opposition to the proposal.
Anderson was stunned: “We really did not expect them to show up.” She estimated the crowd at about 130. “From our perspective we took names of everyone there, and we had about 30 people,” she told Unfair Park. “And I would assume they maybe had 100.” As it turned out, according to Jessica Sandlin, Cornyn’s Texas press secretary, Tea Party-hearties also showed up to health-care legislation rallies in Austin and in San Antonio; after the jump, you’ll find a statement from the senator concerning the day’s events.
Meanwhile, the person who organized the opposition in Dallas, one Q Coleman, a Tea Party member, estimated the crowd swelled to at least 200. “The vast majority of people here didn’t want this,” Coleman said. “We beat them 10 to 1. … We all agree that health care needs reform. We’re just opposed to the government taking it over.” (Sandlin writes in an e-mail to Unfair Park that “I think there were about 200 people in attendance — 20 of whom were affiliated with Moveon.”)…
Courtesy of Bringit2theMax
After the break video of Dallas Tea Party Protests 7/17…
Oh Good Lord, look at what is in this bill, My Rep. is having a tele-townhall on the bill manyana, so it is perfect I have this list to ask my questions and for my emails. Please pass this all around:
From Hot Air comments:
It is best if you email the Congressional members that are in your state and/or in your specific district. In the email ask the Chief of Staff to certify that their Member will NOT vote for the Health Care bill. You can your state the reasons why this bill is not a good bill for Americans.
Be sure to let the Chief of Staff know who you are in your community whether you are a stay at home mom, a small business owner, or a community leader and the impact of the government take over of our health care to your organization (loss of jobs, increased taxes, etc.).
Thank you so much for helping us further the causes of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and free markets. We promise we will slow down on the amount of emails to you once Congress is in recess.
Tier 1: Conservative to Moderate Democrats who are on Energy and Commerce in the House
|If Energy and Commerce does not vote the bill out of Committee, then it will force Speaker Pelosi to bring the bill to the floor of the House without the Committee’s approval. Politically, this does not look good for Speaker Pelosi because she will be ignoring the will of her committees.Please remember to record the number of emails, faxes, and calls you are making.
The calls you have been making this week are having an impact. Unfortunately, it seems that our voices are simply not quite loud enough. Speaker Pelosi has said that she has the votes to move the Health Care bill. So, we have to step it up a little bit more. Will you please join us in emailing the Chiefs of Staff of the following moderate to conservative Democrats?
Tier 2: Conservative to Moderate Democrats in House not on Energy and Commerce
Please remember to record the number of emails, faxes, and calls you are making.
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OH update from Shots on the House:
Attending the Columbus Tea Party? Join the Facebook Event and invite your friends!
I’m proud to announce that I’ve been busily organizing a “Columbus Tea Party”, a grassroots event to protest Governor Strickland’s plans with the stimulus money, with the folks from the Ohio chapter of Americans for Prosperity. I just received final word that the permit requests are in, the organizing is well underway, and we can announce the following “official details” about the event:
Who: Americans for Prosperity, College Republican Groups, ShotsontheHouse.com, and grassroots activists from across the state of Ohio
When: Saturday, March 14th, 2009 at 11 AM
Where: Capital Square (The Statehouse) in Columbus, Ohio
What: A Tea Party Protesting Governor Strickland’s Stimulus Plans and Fee Increases
Why: Because the Governor’s plan is to take one-time money and dig us into a whole of future debt. The bad bill that came out of Washington is going to lead to bad policy here in Ohio, and we want to voice our dissent
With word out that our friends in Southwest Ohio will be holding an event on Sunday the 15th, we decided we’d push forward with a Saturday event in Columbus to really give the state of Ohio a shot in the arm. We’ll be looking forward to meeting tons of concerned Ohioans, who are encouraged to bring signs protesting the Governor’s plan to dig us into a bigger hole with stimulus money, protesting his fee increases, and protesting Ohio taking money from this moronic “econonomic recovery package” which has done nothing but send the market into freefall.
If you would like more information, feel free to contact me, or just watch this page, http://www.shotsonthehouse.com/teaparty for more information on this grassroots event. Bloggers like Michelle Malkin and Glenn Reynolds have been covering tea party events across the nation, so stop by their sites, thank them, and enjoy their coverage. Also make sure to read up on what Americans for Prosperity is doing nationwide to fight this good fight. See you Saturday the 14th!
Check out Tax Day Tea Party for info on upcoming events in April!
AZ update from Publius Pundit:
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: El Presidio Park fountain, by City Hall, in Downtown Tucson
Street: 160 W Alameda St — View Map
City/Town: Tucson, AZ
Another event is also planned for either the 18th or the weekend after. Stay tuned!