Archive for July 28, 2010

Tanya Brooks of the Gardner Tea Party talks to us at the Border Grille & Bar event

She is no relation to Justin BTW.

…is not going to be in people’s hands anytime soon.

I was down at the Unemployment office today (the long wait explains the long pause in posting today) the crowd was overflowing and the big question on almost everyone’s lips was, when when the finds start flowing again?

It will apparently take at least two to three weeks before the retroactive benefits are paid. This is going to mean weeks of hardship for people, but it also means that you will see some short term loan sharking from companies anxious to cash in on the delay.

Here is a snippit:

“People are tired of the government, they have the feeling they aren’t being listened to and I’m offering a representative that will listen to them and abide by the Constitution,” Gunn said before the meeting started.

Gunn said he has strong Libertarian views on most issues.

He is a private contractor from Ware whose company had seven employees but downsized to two as the economy faltered.

Gunn said he opposed the Troubled Asset Relief Program bill and the stimulus bill, as well as Cap and Trade reform.

The federal government needs to curb spending and cut taxes, he said.

Many federal departments such as the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Agriculture Department are unnecessary, Gunn said.

This makes two days in a row that the Sentinel had something to do with the tea party on the front page. Tuesday they covered the Twin City tea Party candidate forum. It’s a good sign.

As you know I was also there, here is the first of the video’s I shot, I will append the others as they upload.

I have some errands to run so it might be a little while before it is all up.

UPDATE: Here is the rest of the Town Hall in sequence:

Our next contestant is Lt. Gen. Hamid Gul of the Pakistani army. His topic the bleeding obvious:

described the documents’ release as the start of a White House plot. It will end, he posited, with an early U.S. pullout from Afghanistan — thus proving Gul, an unabashed advocate of the Afghan insurgency, right.

President Obama “is a very good chess player. . . . He says, ‘I don’t want to carry the historic blame of having orchestrated the defeat of America, their humiliation in Afghanistan,’ ”

Here Gul, 74 shows himself a little less knowledgeable than he thinks. The Wikileaks stuff isn’t part of a administration plot, but the media, the left and anti-victory members of the administration will use it to their advantage.

Let me repeat, the goal is to engineer withdrawal and political defeat before Petraeus manages to engineer victory.

I’m sure that such a defeat will have no chance of emboldening the forces of Jihad all over the world. There is absolutely no chance that the next Osama Bin Ladin will be able to convince radical Islamists that there is no danger in opposing the US or in hitting America again. Once we stop fighting Jihad I’m sure those trying to push Sharia all over the world will decide we are friends and stop.

One word of advice: make sure you don’t drive after drinking whatever the people who actually believe that nonsense are.