To be fair, no one knows what is going on in DC. The knee jerk reaction is to take our money, our children's money, and our grand-children's money and pay off the banker buddies on Wall Street. Even with hyper inflation a $20 million bonus will still be a lot of…
Added by Gene Clem on June 16, 2009 at 10:30pm —
1. Why do I feel like a ship passing Somalia?
2. Lifers Belong in Prison – Not Congress
3. Get your hands out of my Piggy Bank!
4. Give me Liberty - Not Debt!
5. My grandchildren are Pissed!
6. No - Bama; No New Tax; No Worries
7. Who is John Galt?
8. The more you make the more they take.
9. Obama - Commander in Thief.
10. Don't tax me, Bro!
11. Next time, read the bill.
12. You can't multiply wealth by dividing it!
13. Politically… Continue
Added by Gene Clem on June 16, 2009 at 9:14pm —
Jack Hoogendyk called me Monday afternoon and asked me if I would like to attend an event at the Radisson Hotel that the Republican Party was sponsoring. He thought it would be a good opportunity for me to "mingle" with some of the State Congressmen and Republican Party leaders and give them a some of my ideas on how they might better represent the voters in the area.
Of course I jumped at the opportunity, and for the better part of 2 hours - in my usual calm and relaxed manner - I… Continue
As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I have been very involved in the work to reform our health care system. I firmly believe that health care is a right, not a privilege in this great country. In Michigan especially, the need for quality, affordable health care has never been greater.
Unfortunately, not everyone agrees. Lobbyists for the insurance… Continue
ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE
Tue Jun 16 2009 08:45:10 ET
On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!
Highlights on the agenda:
ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD… Continue
And has anyone noticed that at meetings where you should feel "safe" to mention God or Biblical morality subjects, you are shouted down? for fear of injuring the enemies' pride or their secular belief system? --but the Christians have become so Socialistically Politically Correct that we cave to them and have become wimps as far as standing up boldly for God's morality and laws and we've lost our nation in the process, truly because of this very thing. We… Continue
After attending the Michigan Tea Party Conference today in Lansing I am extremely encouraged. Folks, the big name politicians are taking notice.....and we've only just begun!
Thanks to Gene Clem, Mike Casey, James Frey, what a great day!
There are many examples of state's rights (aka Tenth Amendment) actions in the USA. Things like the Montana Gun law, State Sovereignty movement, Patrick Henry Caucus, etc. Theory: when economic times are normal, folks get along; when things go south, folks look for someone to blame. Many times the level of government that is the furthest away and the largest gets the criticism. Looks like our cousins in Europe are reacting the same way. In the recent EU parliamentarian election, members were… Continue
Added by Gene Clem on June 10, 2009 at 1:38pm —
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 17.1%. Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.
Now think about this: Guns:
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
Time: June 6, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Gallager's Eatery
Street: 4210 Stadium Dr.
City/Town: Kalamazoo, MI
Website or Map: http://www.gallagherseatery...
Event Type: planning, social
Come on out! Have an adult beverage and relax! This isn't a recruitment session, it's a get together. NO PRESSURE! We all have more in common than you probably know. Let's share ideas, or not. It's important that we keep in touch in a physical way. If you're like me, I hate… Continue
I sent the following short message to the president concerning his neglect to acknowledge the murder of Pvt Long, by a Muslim terrorist in Little Rock, AR:
"I find it quite illuminating that the POTUS would have a condemnation statement about Dr. Tiller's murder within the day, yet now, 2 days later not even a statement of condolences for the family of the Army PVT Long who was murdered by a terrorist. All terror should be condemned. Your silence on PVT Long's murder speaks…Continue
For those of us interested in communicating with the folks from Grand Rapids, the following is their web page address. There are additional pictures and comments from our counter protest last Saturday. They are fine, passionate folks who share our values and Mission.
The following is the final edition of the Mission Statement and Core Principles for the South West Michigan Tea Party Patriots. Gene will be publishing them at the next meeting, and Tia will be using this version when designing our pamphlets and for inclusion on future web page postings.
Much work went into the wording and phrasing of this document, and I thank all of you for your contributions and patience. I believe we have always had a Mission to pursue, and a set of Principles… Continue
Added by Doug Till on May 29, 2009 at 10:45pm —