Kansas City “Proud To Be An American” Tea Party

There was a great showing for the 2nd annual Political Chips Independence Day tea party, this morning. Folks clad in their best red white and blue attire, lined both sides of State Line at 135th St. in Overland Park,  and waved flags:

As always, people  expressed themselves with creative and whimsical signage.:

Jacob Turk, running for Congress in MO-5 against Emanuel Cleaver, was there doing a little politicking:

Jacob Turk with Political Chips’ Alex Poulter

Turk with Volunteer

Doing a little jaywalking when it was his turn to speak…

Jacob reminded people to vote in the primary on August 3rd. The last thing Cleaver wants is to see him again on November 2nd.

Also doing a little politicking, Dan Gilyeat running for congress, KS-3rd.


Coast Guard Blocks Media Access To Gulf Clean-Up Efforts

The most transparent administration evah strikes again.

You know it’s bad when even CNN is getting annoyed:

Kim Priestcap at Wizbang offers some spot on commentary:

Even though the Bush administration provided journalists unprecedented access to the Iraq war, the good, the bad, and the ugly, the mainstream media nonetheless branded the Bush administration the most secretive in recent memory.

Now that the government under Obama’s governance has for all intents and purposes rescinded the First Amendment when it comes to the oil spill in an effort to hide its incompetence, something the MSM and liberals accused Bush of doing when he never actually did it, it will be interesting to watch the media as they report on Obama’s disdain for transparency and a free press.

Yes Ma’am. It’s an on again off again romance, these days. But make no mistake, and let me be clear – their tingles will be back in full force right on time for the 2012 election.

See also:

Hot Air: CNN: The feds are trying to block media coverage of how bad the oil spill is


4th of July Poke Cake

Back by popular demand…

This cake is a treat we all look forward to every year. It’s a five  *s*t*a*r* yummer, and fun to make, too:

Incredibly Yummy 4th of July Poke Cake:

1 box (18.25 oz) white cake mix with pudding in the mix.

1 box of strawberry gelatin Mix

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup cold water

1 box (4-serving sz) white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix

1/3 cup milk

1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed.

1 cup fresh sliced strawberries

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1. Heat oven to 350. Prepare cake mix as directed on box using water, oil, and egg whites; bake in 13×9 inch pan. Cool completely.

2. Pierce cooled cake with fork at 1/2 inch intervals. In medium bowl, stir geletan and boiling water until dissolved. Stir in cold water. Carefully pore mixture over entire surface of cake. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until serving time.

3. In large bowl, mix pudding mix and milk until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Arrange strawberries and blueberries on top of cake to resemble flag. Store in refrigerator.