“The power under the constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can and undoubtedly will, be recalled.”

~ George Washington (1787)

Friday, April 29, 2011

"Stick It To Walker"

From Michelle Malkin, a nationally syndicated columnist, comes her latest column:
May Day: The Wisconsin Witch Hunt Goes National

On May 1, left-wing vigilantes will target companies across the country that have committed a mortal sin: sending donations to GOP Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Rest assured, such intolerable acts of political free speech will not go unpunished by tolerant Big Labor activists. They’re calling for both a national boycott of Walker’s corporate donors and a coordinated sticker vandalism campaign on GOP-tainted products.
As they say, read the whole thing.  Michelle provides links to Facebook pages that are supporting a Wisconsin BUY-cott.  One page lists Wisconsin products sold across the nation, and I copied it to this blog for those who don't use Facebook.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Congresswoman McMorris-Rodgers

From Liberty Bell:

"Good Evening,

A small group of us will be meeting at Congresswoman McMorris-Rodgers office tomorrow, April 28 at 12:30 PM.  Please feel free to join us if you are able.  We will be delivering a letter on behalf of WW Tea Party Patriots that addresses the debt ceiling, taxes and the Full Faith Credit Act. We request Congresswoman McMorris-Rodgers to:

1.  Vote NO on increasing the debt ceiling
2.  Vote YES in support of Senator Toomey’s Full Faith and Credit Act.
3.  Vote NO on any tax increase 

See you tomorrow at Congresswoman McMorris-Rodgers office at 29 South Palouse Street.

Good Night,

The Whitman Debate Team....

.....Sponsored by the TEA Party Patriots will discuss Illegal Immigration at 7 pm on 6 May 2011, at the Walla Walla Community College.

Further details will be posted as they become available.  UPDATE! 


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

From Liberty Bell!

By e-mail, an update from Martha:
"Good Evening,

I have a quick update from the nationwide webinar that was held last evening.  Tea Party groups across the nation will be visiting their representatives office this Thursday at 12:30 PM local time to deliver the following message and request:

1.  Vote NO on increasing the debt ceiling
2.  Vote YES in support of Senator Toomey’s Full Faith and Credit Act.
3.  Vote NO on any tax increase 

We are in the process of coordinating a brief gathering at Rep. McMorris-Rodgers office and will send you an email with details tomorrow.


A vet who understands the enemy we face

LTC Alan West (US Army, Retired):  "This is not a perversion. They are doing exactly what this book (i.e., the Qur'an) says."


By Ben Stein.  A serious look into the American education system.

Why is Obama Unamerican?

And is this question related to the questions about his birth certificate? 

Update (27 April 2011):  The birth certificate is no longer an issue.  If it ever was.

Anti-Human Humans

 The Rise Of Mother Earth:
"The United Nations will soon consider a draft treaty penned by Bolivian President Evo Morales that would radically transform international law. If enacted, the treaty based on Bolivia’s recently-passed “Law of Mother Earth,” would give plants, animals, and bugs (daffodils, salamanders, and grasshoppers) the same legal rights as human beings.

What could be wrong with that? After all, Earth Day is coming up, which is like Mother’s Day for those who love Mother Earth. Who doesn’t love their Mother?

There is nothing wrong with loving Mother Earth. The problem is that many people who profess their love for Mother Earth also preach scorn for their brothers and sisters in the human race."
Please read the whole thing. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Obama working hard to solve the mystery of the rising gas prices

In the run up to the 2008 elections, the media exoriated President Bush for high gas prices whenever it hit $3 a gallon.

But when President Obama finally forms a task force to "examine gas prices", weeks after prices have risen well above the 2008 levels (nearly $4 a gallon!), and in the midst of an economic crisis, the media is saying "Yeah, dude, go for it!  We got your back."

HB 2067 update: Pulled!!!!

Earlier, we warned everyone about HB 2067, "Eliminating Reimbursement for Defense Costs of Persons Acquitted on the Basis of Self-Defense", and urged everyone to contact legislators to kill this bill.

What with the rally and all, I forgot to update you on this:  the bill was pulled from the Ways & Means agenda, and is currently not being considered for this session.  The responses I received from various representatives indicate that the bill was pulled because of all the calls and e-mails in opposition to the bill.  There were very few contacts in support of it. 

HB 2067 should be dead for this session of the state legislature, but it's possible to be revived.  And that doesn't mean similar bills won't be offered up as well.  We need to keep our eyes on Olympia.

Thanks to everyone who contacted the legislators in question!

What democracy looks like:

"Two versions of political protest in Walla Walla"

From the Whitman College newspaper, a report on our Tax Day Rally, and a similar event on 18 April held by the local members of US Uncut (blogged about earlier here).

"Tea party leaves streets, hits political suites"

“This is real change,” she said. “Liberals, beware.”

The Washington Times

150 out of 192

"There's 192 Countries That Exist In The World & We Give Foreign Aid To Over 150 Of Them!"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


This is a great video to illustrate the fallacy of the liberal propaganda of taxing the rich.  Bill Whittle simply and dramatically demolishes the myth promoted by Michael Moore and his like-minded "class envy" cohorts, i.e.: that "the rich" are the source of all our country's problems due to their greed and stinginess, not paying "their fair share" .

Monday, April 18, 2011

President Barack Obama's First Ad of 2012

A great ad, courtesy of the Patriot Action Network:

U.S. Taxpayers on the Hook for Portugal Bailout

An excellent article from Representative McMorris-Rodgers.   I recommend reading the whole thing, over at Breitbart's "Big Government" .

"US Uncut"

The Left is attempting to co-opt the Tea Party.....again.  The failed "Coffee Party" has been discarded.  Now it's US Uncut, "...a grassroots movement taking direct action against corporate tax cheats and unnecessary and unfair public service cuts across the U.S.

Why, they must be a grassroots movement; it says so right on their website!  And if you believe that, I have this bridge in Brooklyn that you might be interested in buying......

A longtime blogger, known as Zombie, compared and contrasted the Tea Party and US Uncut when both groups held public rallies in a major American city last week.  The report, posted at Pajamas Media, is titled "Tea Party vs. US Uncut: A San Francisco Tax Day Showdown", and is well worth reading. 

There are simply too many people addicted to government spending, and they won't go away quietly.   So we are likely to see more of US Uncut, as we continue to move towards fiscal responsibility. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Walla Walla Tea Party 4.15.11 - a set of Photos on Flickr

Thanks to Donna Lasater for the great photos! It was a great event, in spite of the rain. Click to view them on Flickr.

‘You Ignored Us in 2010, You Cannot Ignore Us in 2012′

This is why the left is so afraid of Sarah Palin and this is why they are doing anything they can to stop her.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TV Ad: Barack Obama's Legacy of FAILURE

From "The Campaign To Defeat Barack Obama":

May Meeting: The Laffer Curve!

At the Walla Walla Regional Airport Conference Room.
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Business Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Lecture

Jeff Burkhart (of Burkhart and Burkhart PLLC) will be speaking on "The National Debt:  How much do we owe, and why?"
"Economic Liberty and the Constitution"
An Online Town Hall
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Webcast Schedule
10 - 10:15 a.m. (EDT) "Choosing Liberty": Welcome and Introduction
The Honorable Mike Pence
U.S. Representative, Sixth District of Indiana

Today citizens must choose whether they will live as citizens, or subjects.
10:15 - 11: 15 a.m. (EDT) "How Our Economic Liberty Has Been Diminished"
Dr. Paul Moreno
Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History, Hillsdale College

Economic liberty was revered by the Founding Fathers, who enshrined its principles in the Constitution. A hundred years ago, those tenets were attacked by the Progressives, who saw property rights as the protection of special interests, and our Constitution's structure as an impediment to progress as they defined it.
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. (EDT) Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EDT) "How Our Economic Liberty Can Be Restored"
Dr. Larry P. Arnn, President, Hillsdale College

Economic liberty can be restored as decisively as it has been lost, but a restoration of constitutional principles cannot happen without citizen understanding and vigilant defense of the principles of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

ACTION ALERT: HB 2067 - Eliminating Reimbursement for Defense Costs of Persons Acquitted on the Basis of Self-Defense

Action Alert Topic: HB 2067 - Eliminating Reimbursement for Defense Costs of Persons Acquitted on the Basis of Self-Defense. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM on April 13th.

Membership Action Needed:  The Tri-Cities TEA Party Board and Legislative Committee urgently request that all Tri-Cities TEA Party members voice their concerns by contacting their Representatives and members of the Ways & Means Committee, urging them to vote “NO!” on HB 2067!

“As a citizen of the State of Washington and a member of the Tri-Cities TEA Party, I fully expect my vote to be respected. HB 2067, if enacted, will cause all of us to lose our right of self-defense!”

Description: HB 2067 would repeal RCW 9A.16.110 (Defending against violent crime -- Reimbursement. This is an extremely important “check & balance” feature for prosecutors to use in evaluating whether to prosecute a person as a felon for protecting themselves from violent crime! A protection against an over-zealous prosecutor who would no longer have to concern him/herself from having to reimburse a citizen found innocent of a wrongfully filed felony.
RCW 9A.16.110 serves as an important deterrent to over-zealous law enforcement, prosecutors, and courts; thus protecting our right to self-defense!
Read about the bill here, and the full text here.
Please Contact these Legislators in Nearby Districts: 
(all phone numbers are area code 360)

District 8 (North Benton)
            Rep. Larry Haler, R                  786-7986       haler.larry@leg.wa.gov
Rep. Brad Klippert, R                786-7882       klippert.brad@leg.wa.gov

District 9 (Franklin, Adams, Whitman, Garfield and South Spokane)
            Rep. Joe Schmick, R             786-7844         schmick.joe@leg.wa.gov
Rep. Susan Fagan, R             786-7942         fagan.susan@leg.wa.gov
District 16 (South Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla and Columbia)
            Terry Nealey, R                       786-7828         nealey.terry@leg.wa.gov   
Maureen Walsh, R                  786-7836         walsh.maureen@leg.wa.gov

House Ways & Means Committee: Be certain to address your email to each individual and the 1st line of your email should state: “You are receiving this email because of your position on the House Ways & Means Committee …”

Hunter, Ross (D) Chair                    786-7936         ross.hunter@leg.wa.gov
Darneille, Jeannie (D) Vice Chair    786-7974         darneille.jeannie@leg.wa.gov
Hasegawa, Bob (D) Vice Chair        786-7862         hasewaga.bob@leg.wa.gov
Alexander, Gary (R)                          786-7990         alexander.gary@leg.wa.gov
Bailey, Barbara (R)                           786-7914         bailey.barbara@leg.wa.gov
Dammeier, Bruce (R)                        786-7948         dammeier.bruce@leg.wa.gov
Orcutt, Ed (R)                                    786-7812         orcutt,ed@leg.wa.gov
Carlyle, Reuven (D)                          786-7814         carlyle.reuven@leg.wa.gov
Chandler, Bruce (R)                         786-7960         chandler.bruce@leg.wa.gov
Cody, Eileen (D)                                786-7978         cody.eileen@leg.wa.gov
Dickerson, Mary Lou (D)                  786-7882         dickerson.mary@leg.wa.gov
Haigh, Kathy (D)                               786-7966         haigh.kathy@leg.wa.gov
Haler, Larry (R)                                  786-7986         haler.larry@leg.wa.gov
Hinkle, Bill (R)                                   786-7808         hinkle.bill@leg.wa.gov
Hudgins, Zack (D)                             786-7956         hudgins.zack@leg.wa.gov
Hunt, Sam (D)                                    786-7992         hunt.sam@leg.wa.gov.
Kagi, Ruth (D)                                   786-7910         kagi.ruth@leg.wa.gov
Kenney, Phyllis Gutierrez (D)         786-7818         kenney.phyllis@leg.wa.gov
Ormsby, Timm (D)                            786-7946         ormsby.timm@leg.wa.gov
Parker, Kevin (R)                              786-7922         parker.kevin@leg.wa.gov
Pettigrew, Eric (D)                            786-7838         pettigrew.eric@leg.wa.gov
Ross, Charles (R)                             786-7856         ross.charles@leg.wa.gov
Schmick, Joe (R)                               786-7844         schmick.joe@leg.wa.gov
Seaquist, Larry  (D)                          786-7802         seaquist.larry@leg.wa.gov
Springer, Larry (D)                           786-7822         springer.larry@leg.wa.gov
Sullivan, Pat (D)                                786-7858         sullivan.pat@leg.wa.gov
Wilcox, J.T. (R)                                  786-7912         wilcox.jt@leg.wa.gov

Thanks to the Tri-Cities Tea Party!

Monday, April 11, 2011

“One Nation, One Flag”


"One Nation, One Flag,"  the theme of our 2nd Annual Patriotic Rally!

Time: Friday, April 15, 2011 · 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Location:  Walla Walla County Courthouse, 315 West Main Street, Walla Walla, WA

The event will start with an invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. 

Reverend Wayne Perryman from Seattle will be our keynote speaker, with several local residents also making comments.  Music will be provided by the State Line Quartet.

Please wear your Walla Walla Tea Party Patriots t-shirt.  If you don't have one, they will be available for sale at the rally.

Note: Dixie needs volunteers to help with set up, tear down, and clean up.  If you can help with set up, please show up no later than 4:30 PM.  If you can help with tear down and clean up, please stick around afterwards.

See you there!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Do As I Say, Not As I Do.

This has been on the news for a few days, but from Representative Jim Moran, D-Va:

"If you are a federal employee, I think you need to start conserving whatever financial resources you have. Be very careful about large purchases. Make sure you have enough money at least for the mortgage, or the monthly rent and car payment and so on. Because this could be extended."
On the face, this is sound advice.  And, from this, one would believe that Representative Moran is a fountain of financial wisdom and restraint.

However, prior to the 2010 elections, Representative Moran was the chairman of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee (and remains on it as the ranking Minority member).  Which means he had a direct role in the current budget fiasco, specifically in that the 111th Congress did NOT pass a budget before adjourning.  Plus, he's a long standing member of the "Tax and Spend" party. 

Representative Moran could have helped PREVENT this situation.  His decision to support the Democrat agenda, while offering such conservative financial advice to individual citizens (regardless of whom they work for), is a measure of the disassociation and hypocrisy that we face in Washington, DC, these days.

And it's insight to the people who voted for the financial problems that we face today.  Even as we face a financial meltdown, they continue with their failed policies, and ignore the impact on the American people.

Friday, April 1, 2011

First Ad of Presidential Season

Obama 2012.

Brought to you by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

UPDATE, 4 April 2011:

The Obama 2012 team actually has released their first, web only video.  But, as Ed Morrissey at Hot Air notes, it's "[t]he Obama 2012 launch, featuring everyone but Obama".