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Sunday, April 24, 2011

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Atlas Shrugged reviews

This blog entry is a compilation of recent reviews.  I was going to just list links to movie reviews, especially either very good (meaning perceptive, not positive) reviews with some commentary.


However the leftover blogosphere has gone retarded, as it does monthly, on the subject of Ayn Rand,  The movie has caused them to forget about David and Charles Koch for a week or two, as they instead try to paint Ayn Rand with projections of their own Leni Reifenstahlish guilt and suppressed self-knowledge.  It reminds me of Rachel Madcow, Spittle Matthews and other such whores of the regime's smearing me last year.  Apparently reaching into their depends and flinging their own poo is the job description for these cretins.


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A particularly vicious Nazi is Johann Hari, who trashes Rand's life in an extended ad hominem at Slate (http://www.slate.com/id/2233966/)

I posted many replies to individual interlocuters in the replies section (you should too!).  My global comment on Hari is:



This article is a lie and the author completely exposes the fecal nature of his intellect and soul in writing it.

The author fails to actually quote Ayn Rand saying any of the things he attributes to her. She never called people in general "lice" or "parasites" or said they don't deserve to live. Indeed her ethics says that everyone not only has a right to live, but that their individual lives and flourishing and happiness are the goal of ethical reasoning (which places her in the tradition of Aristotelian eudamonism). She referred to people who oppose human happiness and wish to live off others by crippling them and vampirizing their energies, whether they be onerous spouses, government bureaucrats, or dishonest smear tacticians pretending to be critics, parasites.

And you are a parasite Johann, and a defender of the parasites Rand exposed.

Rand had already seen your kind, as she went to college in Russia studying philosophy as the Marxian collectivists were starving a nation and imposing thought control on its culture. A better review of her work is provided by Ludwig von Mises, the economist and Viennese Jew who had himself fled from the racial collectivists who did the same damage to his country:

The following is an interesting letter from Ludwig von Mises to Ayn Rand dated January 23, 1958 (shortly after the publication of Atlas Shrugged).

Dear Mrs. Rand:

I am not a professional critic and I feel no call to judge the merits of a novel. So I do not want to detain you with the information that I enjoyed very much reading Atlas Shrugged and that I am full of admiration for your masterful construction of the plot.

But Atlas Shrugged is not merely a novel. It is also (or may I say: first of all) a cogent analysis of the evils that plague our society, a substantiated rejection of the ideology of our self-styled "intellectuals" and a pitiless unmasking of the insincerity of the policies adopted by governments and political parties. It is a devastating exposure of the "moral cannibals," the "gigolos of science" and of the "academic prattle" of the makers of the "anti-industrial revolution." You have the courage to tell the masses what no politician told them: you are inferior and all the improvements in your conditions which you simply take for granted you owe to the efforts of men who are better than you.

If this be arrogance, as some of your critics observed, it still is the truth that had to be said in this age of the Welfare State.

I warmly congratulate you and I looking forward with great expectations to your future work.

Sincerely,
Ludwig von Mises


http://mises.org/etexts/misesatlas.pdf http://mises.org/resources/3381



Then there are the Soros-Podesta nerd-concubines at the ThinkRegress brothel:


http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/18/truth-about-ayn-rand/

These whores are paid to write the most moronic lies every day, about every subject, so this is not surprising. One suspects that when one of them is very good he gets a week free of tossing the salad of the 80 year old Hungarian Nazi collaborator who funds them.

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For some reviews of the movie:

http://blog.dianahsieh.com/2011/04/atlas-shrugged-part-1-video-of-my.html

I almost completely agree, and I had gently knocked it on my tea party blog, especially in disagreeing with some enthusiastic reviews it got on Atlasphere.

I did think the Dagny/Rearden romance was better done than you did, but then maybe being gay I am not a good judge (?).

I just had dinner with someone who works at the Atlas Society and her opinion was identical to yours.

However I think it may be that though Objectivists, and as you would class others of us, "libertarian Ayn Rand fans," find the movie in need of a re-write, re-shoot, and better director (I could even improve the film just by taking the footage they used and re-editing it to tighten it up), actual everyday Americans who have not read Rand, including tea partiers (and people who don't usually go to the movies) are excited to see a movie that does not lie to them about politics and the economy. These people, from what I can see in the blogosphere, really like the movie much more than we Rand fans do.

Some blog links from Christians and others who like the movie:

http://gracelifer.blogspot.com/2011/04/we-saw-atlas-shrugged.html

http://www.grouchyoldcripple.com/archives/008536.html

http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2011/04/18/atlas-shrugged-part-i-and-its-critics/comment-page-1/#comment-8273

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

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Ludwig von Mises to Ayn Rand on "Atlas Shrugged"


The following is an interesting letter from Ludwig von Mises to Ayn Rand dated January 23, 1958 (shortly after the publication of Atlas Shrugged).
Dear Mrs. Rand:

     I am not a professional critic and I feel no call to judge the merits of a novel. So I do not want to detain you with the information that I enjoyed very much reading Atlas Shrugged and that I am full of admiration for your masterful construction of the plot.
     But Atlas Shrugged is not merely a novel. It is also (or may I say: first of all) a cogent analysis of the evils that plague our society, a substantiated rejection of the ideology of our self-styled "intellectuals" and a pitiless unmasking of the insincerity of the policies adopted by governments and political parties. It is a devastating exposure of the "moral cannibals," the "gigolos of science" and of the "academic prattle" of the makers of the "anti-industrial revolution." You have the courage to tell the masses what no politician told them: you are inferior and all the improvements in your conditions which you simply take for granted you owe to the efforts of men who are better than you.
     If this be arrogance, as some of your critics observed, it still is the truth that had to be said in this age of the Welfare State.
      I warmly congratulate you and I looking forward with great expectations to your future work.

Sincerely,
Ludwig von Mises


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Smallest Minority on Earth

The Smallest Minority on Earth


RUSH: Folks, we have got to drive these people out of office. We have to start now. The Republicans in Congress need to start throwing every possible tactic in front of everything the Democrats are trying to do. This is getting absurd. Listen to this. Henry Waxman and Edward Markey are putting the finishing touches on a 648-page global warming and energy bill that will certainly finish off this country. They're circulating the bill today. The text of the bill ought to be up soon at a website called globalwarming.org. The bill contains everything you'd expect from an Algore wish list. I don't know how this will not raise energy prices to crippling levels; finish off the auto industry as we know it, 648-page global warming and energy bill. I have a quick question. What would happen to these people -- and I think it's already been done -- but let's just pretend, let's pretend that there was incontrovertible evidence that global warming is not happening. Let's say there was incontrovertible evidence that the whole thing is wrong and that the scientists who have been touting it for decades, years now, let's just pretend they came out and said, "You know what, we're wrong about this. In fact, there is no global warming, there's global cooling," I wonder how Washington politicians would react.

My guess is they would say, "We can't trust this, this is too important," and they would move ahead with all of this freedom-limiting legislation anyway because that's what this is about. Pollution controls, they're so greatly enhanced now to the point that these mini-engines that are on these fuel-efficient cars, these little three-cylinder cars, they're so overwhelmed they could barely move phone booths, they can barely move themselves. You put two people in them and you're basically ticking along. I think one of the things that's at the root of this, think of the combustible engine and what it has meant to the development of this country. People able to go anywhere in the woods, in the tundra, wherever they had to go to develop things, to build things, the American automobile is one of the greatest illustrations of human freedom. You get in it and you go where you want to go, and that's what's irritating to people. The fact that you can't go any further than 300 miles without stopping for 45 minutes or an hour to charge your electric car is a boon. The less you travel, the more that you are inspired, motivated to take mass transportation, public transportation, the more that you are conditioned to live in places where you won't have to drive, that is what these people are after.

As I said, we have a gigantic new audience to this program, the tune-in factor is just through the roof. For those of you who are new to the program, I want you to please understand that the criticism of the Obama administration here and the disagreement with practically every element of his agenda is based on one thing. We do not want to lose the liberty and freedom that we were born with in this country and that has made this the greatest country on earth, that has given us the greatest, most prosperous lifestyle any of population of human beings in the history of the planet. It has been liberty; it's been freedom; it has been the ambition and desire to use that freedom in the concept of self-interest. I want to spend more time on this in a future program. But this notion of sacrifice that the president talked about yesterday is just over the top. Liberals always talk about sacrifice, Obama, every time he opens his mouth, mentions the need for people to sacrifice. We all must suffer. We all have to jointly suffer in order for all of us to somehow be the same, and self-interest, selfishness is condemned. And self-interest is not selfishness. Self-interest is what built this country.

Somebody starting a business did it in his self-interest. He didn't start a business so that there would be jobs and health care in the community. He started a business because he loved the business that he was in. He loved the business that he wanted to build. He had a product or a service that he thought would improve the lives of people. He wanted to sell it to them; he wanted to make it available to them. Everybody wins when everybody's acting in self-interest. Selfishness is a different thing. Self-interest is excellence; self-interest is what's desired; self-interest is what makes people want raises; self-interest is what makes people want their families to be secure; self-interest is what makes parents want their kids to be properly educated; self-interest is what propels the United States military to victory. Not sacrifice. Not the concept of sacrifice. Sacrifice is giving something to somebody you don't know to make yourself feel altruistic. You're not sacrificing. It doesn't make you great. But giving something to your family because you provided it for them, that is good. But if you run around just giving people who do nothing for you, who are just worthless, don't have anything to do with you, you're cheating them out of their own self-interest.
When you vote for politicians who take from your back pocket to give to others, you think it's compassionate, you think it's caring? It's not. It's depriving the recipient of his own quest for self-interest. The brilliant writer and novelist, Ayn Rand, has written about this. Let me give you a couple quotes from Ayn Rand on this. "It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master." That is President Obama. "Where there is sacrifice, there's somebody collecting the sacrificial offerings." What does it mean? President Obama says, "We all need to sacrifice," for this reason or that reason. What it means is we all need to pay more; we need to have less affluent lives; we need to dial down our prosperity, and we need to give the money to him, not a charity. He's going to eliminate, for all intents and purposes, the tax deductibility, it's going to be 28 cents for every dollar, charitable donations. He wants to be the distributor of the charitable donations. He wants to be the distributor of the goods because he wants the glory.

"So it only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's somebody collecting the sacrificial offerings." Who is it that's talking about sacrifice? President Obama. Who's going to collect your sacrificial offerings? President Obama and his government. And "where there's service, there's somebody being served." There's no sacrifice in service. The president who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters. He intends to be the master. You're the slave. You must sacrifice.

We have a lot of people who love to talk about minorities, do we not? The minority is put upon, needs special consideration, special rights, the minority is put upon by the majority. The minorities are not granted equal treatment, and minorities need special considerations, it's not fair that they're a minority. What is the smallest minority on earth? This is not a trick question. What is the smallest minority on earth? Mr. Snerdley, I will start with you. Nope. The smallest minority on earth is not wealthy people. Dawn, do you want to take a stab at what is the smallest minority on earth? You'll never get it, but when I tell you what it is, you will think it's brilliant. Strawberry blondes are not the smallest minority on earth. Brian, you want to take a stab at it? Don't tell me owners of Spanish speaking radio stations. What is the smallest minority? You're never going to get it. The white male is not the smallest minority on earth. People would never get this 'cause we're not conditioned to think this way.

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. We are all different. We are all individuals. We are being told to sacrifice our individuality. We're being told we must assemble in other groups of victims. Well, not all of us because some of us are the victimizers. The smallest minority on earth is the individual and thus those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. This administration claims to be a minority administration, first black president, historical nature. This administration is out to destroy the whole concept of individual rights under the guise of sacrifice, pay equalization, equalization of outcomes in other areas. But the smallest minority on earth is you, as an individual. You have individual rights, as granted by God, who created you, and our founding documents enshrine them: Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness. Those rights don't come from other men or governments or women. They come from our creator, God. Higher power, whatever, however you want to look at it.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual, and I dare say that in this country today there's no one looking out for the individual, other than me. Nobody is looking out for the individual. In fact, in this country, just as it happened in Soviet Russia, just as it happens in North Korea, as it is happening in Venezuela, and as it happened in Cuba, the individual must be stamped out, the individual must be stomped upon, the individual as a concept must be done away with, and, as such, there go individual rights. You don't have individual rights nearly to the degree that you once did, not when you have been forced by either guilt or stigma to buy a car that you don't really want. When you're buying a car because you think it will get you less criticism, when you buy a car because you think people will think you're wonderful, but not because you want that car, you have sacrificed your individual rights. You have said, "My worth as an individual, my worth as who I am doesn't count anymore. I am going to define my worth by what somebody thinks of me. I'm going to define my worth by how little criticism I will get. I'm going to define my worth by how much I can make people think I care," based on the tug of popular sentiment each and every day.

When any of you decide to do away with pursuing what you want in your best self-interest, you are sacrificing who you are. You are giving up control of your essence, and you are saying, I would rather be a member of a group that is approved by people so that I don't get criticized or so that I'm thought of as enlightened or so that I'm thought of as advanced. In the process, you are helping to destroy the very foundational building blocks of the greatest country on earth, the country in which you happen to be born and the country in which you happen to live. So giving up your individual identity, giving up who you are, sacrificing your passions and your desires and your own self-interests for the so-called common good, who gets to define the common good? I would define the common good as everybody acting as an individual, born as he or she is, pursuing self-interest. That's the common good. That built cities; that built a great country; that built railroads and engines. It built airplanes. It built everything. People denying who they are did not.

When you deny your individuality, when you give it away for acceptance into a subgroup of people, you are harming the country; you are letting the country down; you are not pulling your weight. You are seeking approval, self-love and acceptance from all of the wrong sources. You're giving up the greatest gift you ever had, and that's who you are. And we have an administration that wants you to willingly and excitedly, eagerly give up who you are for a common good they define, a common good that requires you to deny who you are, your individuality, what makes you different from everybody else, whether you're not as good or whether you're much better at certain things. You will become a number. You will become a robot who can be programmed and inspired and motivated to behave in approved ways, and you will be taught to think you are virtuous when doing so, when all you've done is sold yourself and your country out. You give up your individuality, you sacrifice who you are, you allow that to be taken away for some mythical status as a member of a group, you are giving up your passion to become a moderate, or worse. People without passion never built anything. People without passion never got one thing done. People without passion are drags on achievement and accomplishment. That's what this administration wants you to become.
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Althouse: Clarence Thomas on Ayn Rand.

Althouse: Clarence Thomas on Ayn Rand.: "From page 62 of 'My Grandfather's Son,' in the chapter about law school and his ideological shift from left-wing radicalism to conservatism:..."

Ron Paul discusses Ayn Rand

Rand Paul on Ayn Rand and his name

Leftists Booing Star Spangled Banner (national anthem)

The False Promise of Green Energy | Cato Institute: Book Forum

The False Promise of Green Energy | Cato Institute: Book Forum

The False Promise of Green Energy

BOOK FORUM
Thursday, April 21, 2011
4:00 PM (Reception To Follow)

Featuring the coauthor Andrew Morriss, Professor of Law and Business, University of Alabama; with comments by Kate Gordon, Vice President for Energy Policy, Center for American Progress; moderated byJerry Taylor, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

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Renewable energies such as wind, solar, and biomass, along with energy-efficiency initiatives like building retrofits — so-called "green energy" — are all the political rage in America today. Proponents contend that we are in the midst of a transformative green-energy revolution. The Obama administration goes so far as to argue that this new "green economy" will be one of the key building blocks for economic growth and global competitiveness in the 21st century and proposes production mandates and the expenditure of hundreds of billions of dollars to make it so.

A new book entitled The False Promise of Green Energy (Cato, 2011) warns that the government's campaign to promote green energy is built upon a mountain of wishful thinking, misleading accounting, and bad economics. Andrew Morriss, one of the book's several co-authors, contends that the case for green energy has somehow managed to escape critical examination. Kate Gordon, on the other hand, argues that experiences at the state level and in other countries, as well as a number of reports and studies on the potential for job creation in the green economy, demonstrates that the political faith in green energy is well-founded.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy birthday Sarah! The Libertarian delights of "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer"



April 14 is Sarah Michelle Gellar's birthday. Gellar originated the role ofBuffy, the Vampire Slayer for TV in 1997 (Kristi Swanson having earlier played Buffy in Jos Whedon's 1992 film of the same name). During the series Buffy dies (and is resurrected) and we see her gravestone, which reads: "Best Friend. Beloved Sister. She saved the world -- a lot." And Buffy did save the world a lot; but we should stop and ask: from what?

I first saw Buffy in its second season, in 1999. I was working 80 hours a week in residential real estate in downtown DC, and could have easily cloned myself and given my triplets lucrative full-time employment. I was an hour late to meet a lesbian couple in Dupont Circle, and as soon I entered their rented co-op I was handed a plate of the pasta they had just prepared and told to join them, because we would have to watch "Buffy" and then write the offer. It was a season two finale, with Buffy battling the evil alter ego of her boyfriend (to save the world). Sword play, martial arts (Gellar is a black belt in taekwondo), incredible gymnastics; I was hooked.

Buffy always had a big lesbian and gay following; female action heroes, anti-authoritarianism, a love that dare not speak its name between a slayer (human) and a vampire, a teen and her friends ("the Scoobies") who must keep the secrets of their blossoming identities and their after-school activities from their parents and teachers, a major character who becomes a lesbian.

But Buffy had wider political ramifications. Buffy protected a sunlit world of oblivious humans (in Sunnydale in sunny southern California) from a dark world of predators waiting to eat them. Predators who either were the authorities in charge (a Mayor working dark magic to become a pure demon in dragon form, by a ritual that included eating the graduating senior class), or aided and abetted by authorities (Buffy's bete noir, Principal Snyder). And even when the government stepped in to manage and control the demonic threat (a military funded "project 314" which captured demons and vampires, with the hope of turning them into weapons), it failed and Buffy had to save the world, again. (In the case of the military she was aided by a boyfriend played by actor Marc Blucas as a kind of hunky heterosexual Bradley Manning defector, who slugs his commanding officer and declares "I'm an anarchist.")

And while Buffy was becoming a cult hit we were all in our own sunlit world, the asset bubble created by the federal government and the Federal Reserve's inflating the currency to buy government debt and fuel expanding government under Clinton, Bush, and now Obama. An inflation that lit a boom and bust cycle with one collapsing asset bubble after another, from the tech bubble, to the real estate bubble, to the coming devaluation of the currency and downgrading of government bonds. The predators in this case also operate in the dark, with the Federal Reserve refusing transparency and both major parties (aside from Ron and Rand Paul and a few others) discussing tax rates and proposing gimmicky miniscule pseudo-spending cuts, but never discussing the effects of currency inflation on investment and employment.  Most voters and taxpayers are oblivious to this, just as Sunnydale residents were oblivious the vampires lurking in the night.
The writers at Buffy actually knocked government and statism often. Social climbing cheer-leader and mean girl Cordelia Chase is thrown into poverty in her senior year when the IRS seizes her home and her parents' business and assets. Demon-turned-human and Buffy friend Anya is shown in one flashback sparking the Russian revolution as a vengeance demon because she wants to see maximum bloodshed; later when Buffy's cancer patient mom is facing a hospital that can't cure her, someone in the Buffy entourage says "I hate hospitals" and ever-Dadaist Anya says "it's like communism." And of course there is always Principal Snyder, tin pot dictator of Sunnydale High (played by Armin Shimmerman, who has a role as a villain in the new "Atlas Shrugged" movie). This isn't surprising, since Jos Whedon (who is a liberal, not a libertarian) always has libertarianish heroes in his work, like the crew of the ship Serenity, the rebels turned smugglers in the space opera Firefly, who outwit a galactic empire that created an aerosolized drug used by the government for mind control of the population.






Sara Michelle Gellar is reported to be registered as a Republican, as is her reportedly more politically active husband, Freddie Prinze Jr. One assumes that being young Hollywooders they are more libertarian than social conservative, but I have never heard them interviewed about it. (Emma Caufield, who played Anya for the last half of the series, publicly endorsed Ron Paul.) Of "Buffy" Gellar has said: "I truly believe that it is one of the greatest shows of all time and it will go down in history as that. And I don't feel that that is a cocky statement. We changed the way that people looked at television." I can't help but agree with that, even aside from the politics of the Scoobies, and the show does seem to have helped encourage an endless array of entertaining occult fantasy shows (Moonlight, Being Human, TrueBlood). Happy Birthday Sarah Michelle Gellar!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Adam Vs The Man: Episode 1

Telemachus: The ‘Dumbest’ Debate in America: ‘Make The Rich Pa...

Telemachus: The ‘Dumbest’ Debate in America: ‘Make The Rich Pa...: "This comes from the truly rationally disturbed and troubled file. President Obama has once again resorted to his Felix the Cat bag of trick..."

Who is John Galt? Behind the Scenes of Atlas Shrugged

Obama out front


Last week's threatened government shut down ended after midnight Friday with an extension of federal funding.  It had something for everyone, with NPR and Planned Parenthood continuing to receive tax loot (even though NPR says it doesn't need it and the supporters of Planned Parenthood may spend more donating to candidates and campaigns who advocate tax funding for Planned Parenthood than the amount of the actual tax funding Planned Parenthood receives).  But it trimmed $38 billion, though this deceptively includes a $12 billion cut from the earlier continuing resolution.  This is a miniscule sum, compared to the $14 trillion federal debt, which is currently increasing several billion dollars a day.  But President Obama adopted alien themes, disavowing his own budget proposal of 2 months ago, attempting to co-opt tea party language. and trying to appear to be leading the charge for deficit reduction.  Though no one in the tea party believes in the sincerity of his semi-conversion, his language this week is anti-thetical to the Keynesian nostrums of Democratic guru, Nobel Laureate, and ENRON economic advisor Paul Krugman.  Tea partiers were not fooled, and are now singing the Johnny Mathis standard "Too much, too little, too late" to both Obama and the Democrats and Boehner and the GOP incumbotacracy.

President Obama tried to claim victory by photo-op by doing a Rocky Balboa sprint up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial (the Memorial was scheduled to be auctioned off to the Left's new boogeymen, the demonic Koch brothers, who were going to reassemble it on their private estate in Wichita, Kansas, had the government actually shut down).

The problem for Obama is that there are still budgets to be passed and budget debates acoming as well as a debate over raising the debt ceiling.  How much will the Tea Party caucus cut in the next budget session?  Obama's polls continue to slide (only 27% approve of his handling of the deficit), and aside from inflating asset prices (stocks, oil and other commodity futures), the economy remains moribund (with the exception of rents and real estate prices in the DC metropolitan area, a disparity not missed by voters and tax payers in fly over country).

Last week a columnist at the Blade excoriated gay voters in Maryland (a state with pro-gay lobby, "liberal" Democratic politicians like Senator Barbara Mikulski and Governor Martin O'Malley) for being too lazy to get gay marriage passed in the legislature.   But perhaps gay (and other socially liberal) voters are simply more concerned with other issues:  rising taxes, exploding debt, stagnant (un)employment, failing educrat-ran schools, accelerating inflation.

To date Obama's project has been to sell the public on the ideas, as Keynes said, "of some long-dead economist."  But these ideas and policies have been questioned by a growing part of the electorate, who want to know:  when you tax, borrow, or inflate (via the Federal Reserve) a dollar of purchasing power out of the economy to pay for "stimulus" projects. what happened to the job that dollar previously supported?

It's easy to see why gay voters who work in DC for government, lobbyists, and Beltway bandits have an interest in debt and "stimulus."  But given that the party of debt may be losing the Senate and more gubernatorial and Congressional seats in 2012, why should voters in the rest of the country lash themselves to the mast of a sinking ship?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Tea Party Calendar: Shut down on it! parties and more




TEA Party Internet Radio
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/markleyva/2011/04/07/tea-party-talk-indiana


April 9

Shut Down on It!
Celebrate government shut down happy hour
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158598354201864


NEW
Apr 11, 12, 15
Cental Valley CA

http://www.centralvalleyteaparty.com/





Apr  15
Roanoke , VA

http://www.roanoketeaparty.com/tax-day-tea-party-rally-video/



Apr 7-9
Memphis , TN
Natl TEA party Convention
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2628054/posts


Apr 15, 16, 21,
Colorado
http://www.teapartypatriots.org/state/Colorado


Apr  15
Illinois
http://www.teapartypatriots.org/State/illinois


Apr 16, 28
Staunton , VA - Shenandoah  
http://www.shenvalleyteaparty.com/events-2/


Apr 9
Flint Hill TEA Party
Riley, KS
http://kc.citizen-publications.com/events/saturday-april-9-flint-hills-tea-party-rally-in-riley-ii-1385/


Apr 9, 14, 16, 18
Salina , KS
http://www.salinateaparty.com/events.cfm


Apr 11
Texas TEA Party
http://texasteapartypac.ning.com/events/event/listUserEvents?user=0rwgs3ykhrq52

Apr 11 & 15
Indianapolis , IN
http://www.indianapolisteaparty.com/


NEW
Apr 12
North Shore ( Boston ) MA
http://northshoreteaparty.org/post/2011/03/23/North-Shore-Tea-Party-Monthly-Meeting-April-12-2011.aspx


Apr 12 (seminar) & 16 (rally)
Morristown , NJ
http://www.themorristownteaparty.org/


Apr 13
Chicago
http://www.eventbrite.com/org/538565754?s=3576125


Apr 13  CHECK
http://new.longmont912teaparty.org/?m=201104&cat=25

Apr 13 & May 5
N Phoenix TEA Party
http://originalnorthphoenixteaparty.ning.com/


Apr 14
Hutchinson , KS
http://teaparty.freedomworks.org/events/patriot-freedom-alliance


Apr 14
Lapeer , MI ,    rally in lansing
http://www.lapeerteaparty.org/


Apr 15
TEA Party Radio
http://www.warroom.com/teaparty.php


Apr 15
Alabama – Atlas shrugged, the movie.
http://www.spartanburgteaparty.org/2011/02/04/atlas-shrugged-the-movie-april-15-2011/


Apr 15
Arizona – Feet to the Fire
http://www.americansforprosperity.org/files/feetflyer30march2011.pdf

Apr 15
Baton rouge, LA
http://teapartyoflouisiana.net/eventscalendar/icalrepeat.detail/2011/04/15/55/-/MjVhNmYxMjAyY2QyMTRlYzdmZTFjMDlhNWViMTYxODM=



April 15
Bellevue , WA
http://taxdayrally.eventbrite.com/



Apr 15, Jun 14, Aug 15 – 20, Sep 16
The Bellingham Tea Party
http://www.bhamteaparty.org/


Apr 15, 16
Bozeman , MT
http://www.bozemanteaparty.com/


Apr 15
Broward County , FL
http://southflorida912.org/2011/03/31/tax-day-tea-party-events-in-s-fl-on-april-15th-and-16th/


Apr 15
Central, FL
http://cflrepublicans.blogspot.com/2011/03/3rd-annual-tax-day-tea-party-april-15th.html



Cafeteria Patriots
How can a person claim to be a patriot because he defends the Constitution, but is opposed to Article V of the Constitution? They must think the Founders were opposed to the Constitution when they wrote Article V.

You can’t support only the parts of the Constitution with which you agree and oppose the rest. That’s an anti-2A argument for Cafeteria Patriots.
Rich Martin
    


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Washington is Broken
Corruption Reigns Supreme

 
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What ever happened to
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shut Down On It



What you gonna do? You want to shut down?
Tell me
What you gonna do? Do you want to shut down?
What you gonna do? You want to shut down?
What you gonna do? You want to shut down? - Tell me.
Shut down on it
Shut down on it
Shut down on it
Shut down on it
Come on and
Shut down on it
Shut down on it
Shut down on it
Shut down on it.
How you gonna do it if you really don't want do dance
By standing on the wall?
Get your back up off the wall
Tell me.
How you gonna do it if you really don't want to dance
By standing on the wall. Get your back up off the wall
'Cause I heard all the people sayin':
Shut down on it
Come on and
Shut down on it - if you really want it
Shut down on it - you gotta feel it
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it
Come on and get down on it
Baby
Baby
Sht down on it - get down on it - shut down on it.
I say people - what? What you gonna do?
You've gotta get on the groove
If you want your body to move
Tell me
Baby.
How you gonna do it if you really don't want to dance
By standing on the wall? Get your back up off the wall. - Tell me.
How you gonna do it if you really won't take a chance
By standing on the wall? Get your back up off the wall.
'Cause I heard all the people sayin':
Shut down on it - get down on it - shut down on it
Shut down on it - when we're dancin' - shut down on it
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - come on and
Shut down on it - baby
Baby
Shut down on it - get down on it - sht down on it.
What you gonna do? - Do you want to get down?
What you gonna do? - Get your back up off the wall.
Dance
Come on get our back up off the wall.
Dance
Come on!
Shut down on it - come on and
Shut down on it - if you really want it.
Shut down on it - you gotta feel it
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - come on and
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - and while you're dancin'
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - you move me baby
When you move
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - get your back up off the wall
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - get down on it
Shut down on it - get your back up the wall