Kansas City Tax Day Tea Party Among Largest In The Nation

It was a big-un.

I just received word from Political Chips via email, that the Kansas City tea party at Community America Ballpark on April 15th was one of the largest in the nation. An estimated 14,000 individuals  passed through the gates at some point during the 8 hours the venue was open to the public.

So shazzam!

A large number of those who attended were military vets and current members of the military. I was astounded by the number. Watch them file onto the field, after KMBZ talk radio host Darla Jaye gives them their marching orders, and listen to one of the sweetest renditions of  God Bless America you’ll ever hear, by Overland Park teenager, Ashtyn Hutchings. :

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Thousands Gather For Kansas City Tax Day Tea Party At Community America Ballpark

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Thursday Must Reads

Ramirez Cartoon via Lucianne

In a Coulter vs. Maddow match-up who do you think wins? Heh. That’s right:

In her latest column, WOULDN’T A MINI SERIES ON ATTILA THE HUN EXPLAIN NANCY PELOSI? Coulter eviscerates Maddow’s recent Teaparty/Timothy McVeigh extravaganza on MSNBC.

On her April 14 show, Maddow gave a “War of the Worlds” report on gun rights activists whom she claimed were planning tributes to Timothy McVeigh’s bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City. “On the anniversary of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh,” she said, “there will be two marches on Washington.”

After reminding viewers that McVeigh was “an anti-government extremist with ties to the militia movement” (his only “ties” being that he tried to join the Michigan Militia, but was rejected) Maddow said one of the groups, the Second Amendment March, had “been holding armed rallies at state capitols from Kentucky to Montana to Virginia — anti-government marches and rallies at which participants are encouraged to wear and display their guns.”

So if I have this straight, the pro-Second Amendment marchers were both armed … AND displaying guns!

Having received an “A plus” from the Department of Redundancy Department, a deadly earnest Maddow continued: “Also on the occasion of the Oklahoma City bombing anniversary,” there would be an Open Carry rally.

Participants, she said, “are being encouraged to bring guns” (you know, just like the guns Timothy McVeigh used to shoot up the federal building in Oklahoma City).

True, April 19 is the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. It’s also the anniversary of Lexington and Concord.

Doh. Glad to see someone is keeping an eye on the crapola coming out of the MSNBC sewer.

And now Ace, as brilliant as ever with his latest stream of consciousness:

Obama: As I’ve Always Said, I Promise I Won’t Raise “Any Form of Taxes” Income Tax on the Middle Class:

He starts off talking about Obama’s blatant oft repeated tax lie, and goes on to the fact that Republicans need to call him out on his lies, and then to the reason why they don’t is because of  the people who get too perturbed by scary, judgmental words like “lie” – who would rather not have an opinion on such things (pssst:Independents), to the two types of Independents:

Obama’s “pledge” was always a lie, and the media repeated his promise incessantly, and uncritically, to sell Obama as a different kind of Democrat. They never inquired how it was he could spend so much more without bankrupting the country if he also did not raise taxes on the middle class — a bit of easy math would have shown this as an impossibility, but, alas, the media was apparently told there would be no math in this election.

Obama originally planned — and stated as much — to tax the middle class by levying huge carbon taxes which would of course hit the middle class (and poor, for that matter). He confessed — or rather proudly declared — that his planned carbon taxes would “necessarily” cause electricity rates to “skyrocket” — and again, the media simply ignored this, and again, simply insisted to the public that Obama’s word was bond about not raising taxes. Even though he just announced that taxes would be raised in the form of “skyrocketing” electricity costs.

That was Obama’s Plan A for raising taxes on the middle class — taxing the living hell out of the motive force of our economy, energy, which every single human being and business uses in varying quantities.

His Plan B was the VAT.

This is not some kind of “readjustment” to “new realities.” The man simply lied, and he did so deliberately. He always intended to raise taxes broadly on the middle class, either through Plan A or Plan B or some Plan C waiting in the wings. (Actually, he already has raised taxes on the middle class, of course; call those Plans Alpha through Epsilon.)

He gets to deliberately lie with impunity, however, and never be called what he is: Liar. Because he’s special, you see.

Read the whole thing.

No reading involved here – Moonbattery brings us: An Erf Day Classic! Enjoy!

Psychotherapist, Robin of Berkeley, is always a good read. In her latest piece at The American Thinker, she explains how she had to deprogram a young woman raised on eco-extremism.

Why I Am Enlarging My Carbon Footprint:

A sensitive soul, Emma became terrified that her beloved Earth would perish, and that she’d be culpable. Starting in third grade, she became an environmental fanatic. Emma went ballistic on her disabled grandmother when the old woman threw a bottle in the trash.

After school, she and her friends would sift through other people’s garbage to root out recyclables. While Berkeley has plenty of homeless folks going through trash, Emma and her friends were out to save the world.

The poor thing would even sob in her car when she had to drive more than a few miles. She envisioned the pollution burning up the rain forests and asphyxiating polar bears.
A year into our therapy/cult deprogramming, I asked Emma about her fixation with all things ecological. She replied, “I’m over it.”
Emma hasn’t morphed into a consumer-glutton. But she’s not making herself a stress case anymore. Emma even told me, with obvious pride, that for the first time in her life, she took a road trip.

How did I help Emma snap out of her trance? I simply imparted truths that someone should have communicated years ago, like the following:

Emma, you’re a wonderful, good-hearted person. You deserve to be here. Your life is a blessing. It’s OK to drive your car or to take a bag from the store. You deserve all these things and more. Besides, the earth has been here for millions of years and will be here long after your great grandchildren are gone.

Now, if the planet is not about to crash and burn, why turn children like Emma into eco-warriors? Why condition them to take three-minute showers and lambaste their elders?
The Left’s underlying goal: to convince all of us that we don’t matter.

Read it all.

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Conservatives Fight Back

The days when liberals could make their nasty, baseless smears on t.v, or in print, and get away with it, are over. If they want to claim that conservatives spat on them, or called them racial epithets, I’m afraid we’re going to need to see the proof. You know why? You know why. Liberals lie. They have no compunction about it, either. It’s an Alinsky rule. They further their goals by any means necessary. This fact is becoming more obvious by the day.

Lefties have had the upper hand in using ridicule, (also an Alinsky tactic) to destroy an opponent for far too long, as well – but no more. We live in a multi-media age. No longer does one need a position writing for a paper, or magazine, to fight back. No longer do you need your own radio, or t.v. show. Anyone with a computer can join the culture wars. And they do.  Conservatives are going head to head,  responding to every jibe. And while  conservatives try to be honest and above board in their arguments, they don’t shy away from ridicule.

Here’s Alfonzo Rachel responding to the nasty anti-tea party smears in the NY Times by Charles Blow, A Mighty Pale Tea – which singled Zo out. Once again, a liberal makes note of the obvious fact that most tea partiers are white, and flogs us over the head with it. ( Has he  noticed the similarly pale liberal Coffee Parties?)

They saved the best for last, however: Alfonzo “Zo” Rachel. According to his Web site, Zo, who is black and performs skits as “Zo-bama,” allowed drugs to cost him “his graduation.” Before ripping into the president for unconstitutional behavior, he cautioned, “I don’t have the education that our president has, so if I misinterpret some things in the founding documents I kind of have an excuse.” That was the understatement of the evening.

I found the imagery surreal and a bit sad: the minorities trying desperately to prove that they were “one of the good ones”; the organizers trying desperately to resolve any racial guilt among the crowd. The message was clear: How could we be intolerant if these multicolored faces feel the same way we do?

It was a farce. This Tea Party wanted to project a mainstream image of a group that is anything but. A New York Times/CBS News poll released on Wednesday found that only 1 percent of Tea Party supporters are black and only 1 percent are Hispanic. It’s almost all white.

The deplorable Blow cherry-picked. An April 5 Gallup Poll, which attempted to determine the racial demographics of the Tea Party movement revealed that they’re not that far off the country as a whole. But of course The tea parties are mostly white. It’s a conservative/libertarian movement, and the vast majority of blacks see the Democrat party as their home. Black conservatives like Alfonzo Rachel would like to see that change.

Video via iOWNTHEWORLD.

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Here’s Andrew Marcus, who performs for the Tea Party Express. He’s been sharing his tea party experiences with The American Thinker, his latest report, being: Blacks, the Media, & the Tea Parties.

Liberal mainstream media all but call me an Uncle Tom. Their reports imply that I am a token black too stupid to realize that I am being used by the tea party movement In typical liberal mainstream media arrogance, they are totally blind to the blatant racism of their reporting.
Because I do not fit the liberal mainstream media’s “all blacks must vote Democrat and believe that America is racist and unjust” template, I must be an idiot. As a matter of fact, because I am a black man who loves his country and proclaims that America is the greatest land of opportunity on the planet for all who choose to go for it, much of the liberal media consider me dangerous and even wish me harm.

The liberal mainstream media are relentless in their quest to portray the tea party patriots as racist. And yet, I have performed my song, “American Tea Party Anthem,” at over 150 tea parties, been treated like a rock star, and have even seen signs which read, “Lloyd Marcus for President!” Not one tea party attendee has ever called me the N-word.

No, these  tea party attendees actually wait in long lines to have their pictures taken with him:

Meanwhile, a Google search will reveal numerous liberal websites and blogs which freely and excessively call me an f-ing stupid N-word. The reason for their over-the-top anger and outrage against me: I express love for my country and refuse to be a hyphenated American.
The same liberals who accuse white conservative Republicans of being mean-spirited, racist, and intolerant are the hate-filled black and white Democrats who use the N-word every other word when writing about me and have even threatened me with physical harm.
After my performance at a tea party in Traverse City, Michigan, a white reporter approached me for an interview. The upbeat, mostly white audience loved me and my patriotic performance. Smiles were everywhere. With a stony face, the snooty female reporter asked me a series of annoying questions straight out of the liberal playbook.
But what really got my blood boiling was when she asked me the following question with the trademark liberal condescending edge: “Mr. Marcus, don’t you think by calling yourself an unhyphenated American, you are encouraging white people to feel comfortable with their racism?
I wanted to say, “Lady, what the heck are you talking about? You are obviously one miserable, bitter, and unhappy human being. Get away from me.” Instead, I replied, “With all due respect, I strongly disagree.” I turned and walked away from her, abruptly ending the interview.


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