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July 4th tea parties, petitioning for redress

Michelle Malkin reports from Dallas:

I returned from the Dallas Tea Party this weekend inspired and motivated by the massive turnout of citizen activists. The official county estimate of the day-long event’s crowd: 37,000!

See pictures from July 4th Tea Parties at different locations in USA.

Greta is showing some scenes tonight, but no coverages of these events to speak of in the MSM.  Pictures and reports have to come from those who were there.

Actually the MSM is feeding us baby food to distract us from what is really going on.

Posted:  07.06.09

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Barack Obama: “We are mortgaging our children’s future”

Today, May 14, 2009,  in the State of New Mexico, the following comments were made:

“The current deficit spending is “unsustainable,” and warned of skyrocketing interest rates for consumers if the U.S. continues to finance government by borrowing from other countries.”

We can’t keep on just borrowing from China. We have to pay interest on that debt, and that means we are mortgaging our children’s future with more and more debt.” Barack Obama

Huh?  And who made the above statement?  A crazed “tea bagger,”  an equally crazed Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh?  Or maybe it was Newt Gingrich, Govenor Perry of Texas, or even Sarah Palin?

Nah.  It’s another “you just can’t make it up” moment.

Because after pushing through more spending in 100 days than in the history of the United States of America, President Barack Obama made the above comments at a town-hall meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, outside Albuquerque (May 14, 2009).

So President Obama is saying, you know what, I admit the tea baggers are right. We are mortgaging our kids future.  Meanwhile he is pushing a massive healthcare plan through congress.  How dumb does he think the public is?  Answer:  Pretty damm dumb.

It’s unbelievable.  Just un. be. lievable.

He made the statements during the boy/girl, boy/girl question and answer session. A full transcript can be found Here.

Posted:  05.14.09

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100 million is “Drop in the bucket” – no kidding!

President Obama acknowledged Monday that his call to cut $100 million from the federal budget represents a drop in the bucket, but he insisted that the small savings will eventually add up to a lot and that it will help address what he called a public “confidence gap” over government spending.

He said, “$100 million here, $100 million there, pretty soon even in Washington it adds up to real money.”

This short video is a must-see illustrating just how little it really is in the big picture.  He thinks he can just put out a number starting with 100 and all the little peasants will think he’s really done a great thing.

Thank you, 10000 Pennies., for the video. [H/T Laree]

I sure do agree with that.  A drop in the bucket.  And this after pushing the stimulas package and the omnibus bill through in which even one of the little “porky projects” amounts to much more than that.  For example:

*$246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.  Almost any one of these projects would equal or exceed the $100 million that will be saved by the piddling amounts saved by either the Homeland Security Department buying in bulk, or the Department of Agriculture combining a few offices into one, or saving on computers, et cetera, and even these projected savings will take five to 15 years to even be realized.  This would have been fine if it had not come on the heels of the spending spree that has already come down.

$100 million is the equivalent of 402,000 iPods, or 2.16 million barrels of oil, or about 4,500 Toyota Prius cars. (That may sound like a lot, but Obama recently announced plans to buy 17,600 American-made, fuel-efficient cars for the government fleet.)

Talk about robbing Peter to pay Paul. It is really insulting.

Get ready for more tea parties on July 4th.

Posted: 04.20.09  Reposted:  04.30.09

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Obama SLAMS tea baggers – uh Americans like me

I take it personal.  He did say:  “Those of you…..”

Asked about fiscal discipline and entitlements reform, Obama seemed to be repressing a smile as he jabbed critics of his spending plans.

“Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I’m not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around, Obama said, “let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.”

I didn’t get to wave any tea bags, but I was there in spirit and surely would have, if possible, but he is talking about me, my friends, my loved ones here.  As the old saying goes, “He’s done stopped preaching and gone to meddling.”  All I know is I hope we wave a whole bunch more tea bags.

I have not said it yet, but he just became “not my president.”  I wonder if this is what he wants.  Surely he knows he is supposed to be president of all the people, whether they voted for him or not.

See video.

Posted: 04.29.09

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Tax Day Protest in Ocala, Florida

Marion County residents converged on the downtown square from all directions Wednesday. Their signs were as different as their demographics: senior citizens stood next to young adults, housewives and businessmen on lunch break.

But the message spoken, and occasionally yelled, at the United States government during the Ocala Tea Party was the same: stop tax increases and outrageous spending.

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Posted:  04.16.09

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Tax Day Protest in Orlando, Florida

http://www.myamericanism.com/profile/TeaPartyRadio   for more pictures and http://orlandoteaparty.webs.com/  (VIDEO).

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Posted:  04.16.09

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