Sunday, August 30, 2009

America's Future Foundation: Perspectives on Gun Rights

I know it is kind of late to be promoting an event for Monday evening but America's Furture Foundation is another great opportunity to get connected to the conservative/libertarian movement in Nashville. If interested in attending, please hit the RSVP link below and see if you can still attend. Here is the announcement:


America's Future Foundatin gun control, 2nd Amendment
Come join AFF Nashville as we host a discussion about gun rights in Nashville on Monday, August 31, at 6:30 pm in the Belle Meade Room at the Hampton Inn in Green Hills (2324 Crestmoor Road)

Hear the experiences and perspectives of Brett Corrieri, a local restaurant/bar owner, and Nathan Moore, a defense lawyer, who deal with these issues on a daily basis. Plus, listen to the story of Pete Eyre of the Motorhome Diaries and his experiences with gun control laws nationwide.

Come away equipped with information to defend the Second Amendment and promote freedom. See you there!

Beer/wine & hors d’oeuvres will be served.

PLEASE RSVP: melissa@americasfuture.org

For more information on AFF: AFF.
If you did not make this one go to the AFF link and sign up. Go to "Room 101" and register and you will be notified of future events.

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1st Tuesday Meetup: Party Chairman Chris Devaney


On Tuesday, SEPT 1ST, First Tuesday will have our first extended opportunity to hear from our new State Party Chairman, Chris Devaney.
For those of you who do not know Chris, he is a long time participant in the political arena, including being a leading staff member for Sen Fred Thompson and Sen Bob Corker.

1st Tuesday is a always a great event. Hear interesting speakers in a room with a view, have a nice meal for a reasonable price and network with other Republican. Park for free or cheap in the public garage beneath the library, which is less than a block away. Anyone is welcome to attend. The meeting is exactly one hour long, so you can attend and not be gone from work that long. Lunch is from Alexander's Catering and is $20 for guests, $15 for members. Membership in 1st Tueday is only $20 a year. If you are a Republican or a conservative and in the Nashville area, you really owe it to yourself to start attending 1st Tueday. Click this link to register: First Tuesday.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Report on the Motorhome Diaries

Adam Mueller, Rod Williams and Pete Eyre

Last night I had a great time at the Liberty on the Rocks event at Mafiaozo’s. I enjoyed good conversation, good food and drank two-for-one beers all evening.

At last nights event we were joined by three guys who are traveling around the country living in a small motorhome, visiting with various groups, speaking on college campuses, being interviewed on local radio and exploring America. They blog of their adventures and are creating a documentary about their experiences. They call this adventure “Motorhome Diaries.”

They had scheduled a visit to Nashville several months ago but had their plans changed and their schedule rearranged when arrested in Mississippi. They were stopped by a local sheriff’s deputy on the interstate because, at the time, the motorhome only had temporary tags. The Sheriff checked the vehicle registration and everything was in order. One of the men however was videotaping the event and the local deputy took offence and told him to stop taping. He didn’t. The deputy then decided to search the vehicle. Inside the refrigerator was one single beer. Jones County Mississippi is a dry county where even beer is illegal. All three were arrested and taken into custody for this violation of the law. You can read about it on their blog. They have to return for a trial soon.

They briefly spoke to the group about their adventures and political views, but mostly they just mingled and joined the conversations. We toured the very small motor home parked outside and had a group picture made. We “signed the guest book” by writing our names on the ceiling.

You would never want to meet three nicer young men. I am not of the same political persuasion as these guys. They are not “libertarian-leaning” or “libertarian Republicans;” they are pure libertarian. They are non-violent, gentle, utopian anarchists who simply think people should be left alone and get to keep the money they earn.

I don’t want to move to New Hampshire and abolish the State. I don’t think society can function on the basis of absolute individual autonomy and purely cooperative voluntary associations and exchanges. I accept that some liberties must be surrendered to the state in order for society to function. I consider myself a pragmatic mainstream Republican but I guess I am a libertarian “fellow traveler.” I am sympathetic to their point of view.

Motorhome diaries,Pete Eyre As long as we have people who advocate that the individual will must always be subordinated to the state for the common good, then for the sake of balance, we need people who make the moral argument for the cause of absolute liberty. I wish these guys well and I am glad they are out there advocating their position. Keep on Motoring.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

RIP: Farewell to a legend and a great American

A man who was admired, loved and respected by many has passed from the scene after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. In services at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, friends and admirers of varied backgrounds and all political persuasions shared stories about this remarkable man's 50-plus-year career. He was known as one who never hesitated to report the truth. He was an American Original and will be missed. (read more)

Robert NovakRobert Novak
February 26, 1931 – August 18, 2009

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Liberty on the Rocks to feature Motor Home Diaries

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Friday, August 28, 2009,Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Mafiaozas, Street: 2400 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN

The Motorhome Diaries is the story of two friends who took to the road in April 2009 to search for freedom in America. Along the way, MARV (the Mobile Authority Resistance Vehicle), Jason and Pete meet individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints at college campuses, homes, businesses and organizations that are united by one thing: increasing individual freedom and responsibility and decreasing the scope of government.

Liberty on the Rocks is such a fun event! There is no opening prayer, no pledge, no treasurer's report, no reading of the minutes of the last meeting. There is no program and no agenda, no officers and no one in charge. For this upcoming event, we will be joined by the guys from Motor Home Diaries. This should be interesting.

I have attended several of the Liberty on the Rocks events and look forward to them. Attendance is usually about twenty to twenty-five people. It is on the patio at Mafiaoza's in the 12th Avenue South neighborhood. Mafiaoza's provides delicious hor'devers or pizza and you are responsible for your own drinks. The first hour is happy hour with two-for-one drinks. The group is diverse and ranges in age from those in their early 20's to those in their late 60's, and with everyone from students to blue collar workers to attorneys. The larger group usually ends up breaking into four or so smaller groups with people floating between the groups.
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Right of center is still a pretty broad spectrum and interesting discussion and respectful but animated debate is the norm. If you are tired of hanging out with your liberal co-workers or family or people who never talk about anything of substance, come party with some smart like-minded people.

Liberty on the Rocks is an open group. Anyone can join and invite others to join.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

The Birthers Cartoon Show

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Barney Frank’s ‘Nazi’ questioner was Lyndon LaRouche Loony

By now you have probably seen the video clip of the widely reported exchange between Representative Barney Frank and the women who at a town hall meeting on health care asked the Congressman, “Why are you supporting this Nazi policy?" The clip is below:



Anyone who has read this blog, knows I am an opponent of the current proposals for health care reform. I favor reform, but reform that will correct what is wrong with the current system without destroying it.

I also support those citizens who are showing up at town hall meetings to let their elected representatives know of their opposition to the proposed health care “reform.” If my congressman would have had a town hall meeting, I would attended and let my opposition to ObamaCare be known.

Also, Barney Frank is one of my least favorite politicians. Despite all of the above however, I think Barney Frank was correct to respond to this women in the tone and with the contempt he showed her. He asked her "On what planet do you spend most of your time?" He then says, “trying to have a conversation with you is like trying to argue with a dinning room table.”

He is right! Those who refer to ObamaCare as a “Nazi policy” are over the top. They deserve contempt. They undermine the legitimate arguments against the proposed remaking of the American system of health care. Obama’s friends in the press will publicize such rhetoric and attempt to paint all opponents of Obamacare as nuts.

I don’t know how we defend ourselves against being painted with the same brush as this nut, but we should distance ourselves from those who show up at town hall meetings armed advocating “watering the tree of liberty” and those who compare Obama to Hitler.

This women at the Barney Frank town hall meeting was a Lyndon LaRouche cultist. The lapdog press for the most part did not report that fact. These LaRouche people are few in number but make a point to grab the spotlight.

The LaRouche followers are certainly not conservative and are not even Republicans. LaRouche himself ran for President seven times as a Democrat and he has a long history of left wing associations. Despite the long history of left wing association, sometimes the LaRouche movement is hard to classify because their positions are all over the map. They sometimes take position that coincide with conservative positions but normally they are far left. They also subscribe to some nutty conspiracy theories. I think Barney Frank was right; these people are from a different planet.

We in the conservative movement and opponents of ObamaCare must disassociate ourselves from the LaRouche loonies and other nuts who are trying to steal the spotlight and hijack the movement.

To read the full statement of the LaRoucher who spoke at the Barney Frank town hall and learn more about the LaRouche connections lick here and here.

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Despicable: The President as Hitler

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Where was the outrage then?

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fringe faction of the Democratic Party behind the Obama=Hitler signs

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I find those Obama=Hitler signs and swastikas to be in poor taste. The mainstream media has been vigilant in publicizing these incidents where someone carries a sign of Obama with a Hitler mustache or someone carries a swastika with a “no” slash mark across it.

President Obama and Speaker Pelosi and numerous political pundits are on a campaign to paint all citizens who are opposing Obama’s plan to nationalize health care as extremist. We who exercise our right to publicly disagree with the President are depicted as mobsters, members of the right-wing fringe, and tools of the special interest. The Hitler=Obama signs gives them ammunition to marginalize and paint all of us as the nut fringe.

It does seem strange that the same people who are so outraged about the pictures that show President Obama with a Hitler mustache did not seem outraged when President Bush was routinely compared to Hitler. I, however, have come to expect selective outrage and a double standard from the left. Those who appaud students who shout down conservative speakers on campus think we should all speak one at a time in a soft voice at a town hall meeting. I got over expecting consistency, balance, and fairness from the mainstream press and liberal activist and pundits a long time ago. I personally know liberals who are decent, fair-minded people, but it seems the liberal leadership, the mainstream press and liberal pundits and activist have no shame or sense of fair play.

Who is behind the Obama=Hitler signs? No doubt, there has been the occasional overzealous non-affiliated citizen who has made the comparison, but the evidence is overwhelming that the bulk of the Hitler=Obama comparisons is the work of a fringe faction of the Democratic Party. The mainstream media has reported this fact (link) but for the most part has downplayed it. They prefer to paint those carrying the Hitler/Obama signs as representative of the citizens showing up at town hall meetings to protest ObamaCare. It suits their agenda to do so. The responsible party for the Hitler/Obama comparison is open about who they are but Obama’s protectors in the mainstream media are downplaying the roll of the guilty party.

The faction behind the Obama=Hitler campaign are followers of Lyndon LaRouche. Lyndon LaRouche is a registered Democrat and has run in Democratic primaries for the Democratic Presidential nominee seven times and once he ran for President of the United States as the candidate of the U. S. Labor Party. He is one weird dude. In his youth he was a member of the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party and in the 60’s he was active in the left-wing radical and anti-war movement including Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). He spent a period in prison for tax evasion and mail fraud and has a cult-like following. He has had a movement that has attracted followers and has networked with radicals in Germany, Russia and Latin America. Despite being down right weird, he is by all reports an intellect and is highly educated. He is a fascinating character. Despite his long history of left wing activism, that places him to the left of Stalin, he has sometimes taken positions that are out of charter for an orthodox leftist and has sometimes been accused of anti-Semitism and he subscribes to some strange conspiracy theories.

Hitler ObamaThis sign has been showing up at town hall meetings and clearly carries the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee name on it. You can go to the Lyndon Larouche website (link) and see if for yourself.

To listen to the smear tactics coming from people like Rachel Maddow, you would think these signs were the work of Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck, when in fact they are the work of a registered Democrat with a long history of ties to communist and leftist causes.


To read more about Lyndon LaRouche see Wikipedia. To read more on the roll of the LaRouche Obama=Hitler campaign see: Obama as Hitler exposed as a leftist plant and Lyndon LaRouche and the Hitler Meme.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

More Adventures of Blue Dog

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

ObamaCare: What could possibly go wrong?

Let me get this straight.

Obama's health care plan will be
written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it,
passed by a Congress that hasn't read it,
signed by a president who smokes,
funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes,
overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and
financed by a country that is nearly broke.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thousands of surgeries may be cut in Metro Vancouver due to government underfunding

By Darah Hansen, Vancouver Sun, August 16, 2009

VANCOUVER — Vancouver patients needing neurosurgery, treatment for vascular diseases and other medically necessary procedures can expect to wait longer for care, NDP health critic Adrian Dix said Monday.

Dix said a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority document shows it is considering chopping more than 6,000 surgeries in an effort to make up for a dramatic budgetary shortfall that could reach $200 million. (read more)

Comment: Rationing?

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Marching Orders from the Obamanist Camp: Time to set the record staight.

Dear Fellow Members of the Right Wing Fringe, Mobsters, Paid Advocates of for the Insurance Companies, Members of the Frightened Crowd, Tools of the Special Interest, Defenders of the Status quo, and Swastika Painters,

I thought you might want to see the latest marching orders from the Obamanist Camp. You may want to subscribe to Organizing for America so you can know what the Obamanist are up to as soon as the Obamanist do. You may want to submit a question and join the Obamanist strategy session.




Organizing for AmericaFriend --

It feels like a new lie about health insurance reform crops up each day. Government taking over all health care? Not true. Euthanasia for seniors? Couldn't be more false. Rationing of care? Reform will stop rationing, not increase it.

These lies create fear and anger, and we're seeing the results around the country. Frightened crowds have flooded town halls, and the office of a Georgia representative was defaced with a swastika.

It's time to set the record straight -- and, more importantly, expose the special interests and partisan attack organizations behind the lies and misinformation.

That's why we created our new "Setting the Record Straight" site. Check out the site today and then spread the word to your friends.

(click here)

As the site makes clear, these lies are no accident. They're part of a deliberate plot by the special interests who profit from the status quo to kill any reform at all. While Americans watch their paychecks dwindle, their coverage disappear, and their businesses struggle, special interests are trying to scare folks into opposing reform.

Our "Setting the Record Straight" site has all the info you need to fight back, as well as easy ways to get involved in the fight for health insurance reform. We'll be updating it often with new information debunking health care lies, so stop by regularly.

As we learned during the campaign, lies like these can spread like wildfire through viral emails and from friend to friend. The best way to stop them is to arm yourself with the facts -- and make sure your friends and family know the truth.

Check out the site, and share it with everyone you know:

Thanks,

Mitch
Mitch Stewart
Director
Organizing for America

P.S. -- Reminder: President Obama is holding a live strategy meeting on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time for all Organizing for America supporters. Click here to RSVP and submit a question for President Obama.

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The National Debt Road Trip

How do the Obama deficits compare with past presidents? And how did the national debt get so big anyway. This video tries to answer those questions by looking at the debt as a road trip and seeing how fast different administrations have been traveling.

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National Debt Hits $11.4 Trillion; your share $37,000!

We are spending about $500 million a day in interest alone on the national debt.

WASHINGTON – The Founding Fathers left one legacy not celebrated on Independence Day but which affects us all. It's the national debt.

The country first got into debt to help pay for the Revolutionary War. Growing ever since, the debt stands today at a staggering $11.4 trillion — equivalent to about $37,000 for each and every American. And it's expanding by over $1 trillion a year.

The mountain of debt easily could become the next full-fledged economic crisis without firm action from Washington, economists of all stripes warn.

"Unless we demonstrate a strong commitment to fiscal sustainability in the longer term, we will have neither financial stability nor healthy economic growth," Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently told Congress.

Higher taxes, or reduced federal benefits and services — or a combination of both — may be the inevitable consequences.

The debt is complicating efforts by President Barack Obama and Congress to cope with the worst recession in decades as stimulus and bailout spending combine with lower tax revenues to widen the gap. (Read more)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Nancy Pelosi funnies

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