“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)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

"It is the same tyrannical principle"

Click to enlarge for words of wisdom:

Wait.....doesn't Obama look to Lincoln

Is this chutzpah, or just arrogance?

 Either way, it's the wrong venue:

Hillary: ‘Loosen Regulation’ Because ‘Too Many People Still Can’t Find Jobs’-In Tunisia, Egypt, Libya

The new Choom Gang......

Member of “Obama Boyz” Gang Arrested in Drive-By Shooting

Sunday opinions, news, and thoughts

Foreign Policy, Terrorism

Politics,  Elections

Elections, State

Big Government

Bill of Rights, First Amendment, The Constitution



Quote of the day

No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.

-- Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren — 1775

Sunday cartoons

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Obama is scared witless of the truth....

....which would be revealed to many if a certain law was followed.  Which is why the Obama Administration is urging Federal contractors to ignore the law.  Read on:

This Lawlessness Should WARN All Americans About Second Obama Term


Saturday opinions and news

First Amendment, Bill of Rights, The Constitution

Terrorism, Foreign Policy

Politics, Elections (National)


Financial, It's the Economy

Liberal mindset, socialism

Big Government

Quote of the day

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.

-- Samuel Adams in the Boston Gazette — 1781

Saturday cartoons

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Friday, September 28, 2012

When the Democrats lose the Washingon Post.......

Even the Washington Post admits that:
For political reasons, it certainly was in the White House’s interests to not portray the attack as a terrorist incident, especially one that took place on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Instead the administration kept the focus on what was ultimately a red herring — anger in the Arab world over anti-Muslim video posted on You Tube. With key phrases and message discipline, the administration was able to conflate an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Egypt — which apparently was prompted by the video — with the deadly assault in Benghazi.

Read the whole thing.  Pass it on.

Obama.  Must. Go.

Friday news & opinions


Politics, Elections

Financial, It's The Economy

Big Government, Bill of Rights


Source.  Click to enlarge!

Quote of teh day

I hope, some day or another, we shall become a storehouse and granary for the world.

-- George Washington, in a letter to Marquis de Lafayette — 1788

Friday Cartoons

More below the fold.  Click to enlarge!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday news & opinion

Terrorism, Foreign policy


It's The Economy



Big Government, ObamaCareTax

Quote of the day

It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.

- John Adams, in a letter to Abigail Adams, discussing Declaration of Independene

Thursday cartoons

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's not for the children!

Unions Dumping Money to Oppose Parent Options

Thick as thieves

Geithner under attack for ‘protecting’ Citi
Tim Geithner, the US Treasury secretary, acted to shield Citigroup’s bondholders and management from accountability at the height of the financial crisis while taxpayers were left on the hook, a former US bank regulator has alleged.

Sheila Bair, who served as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp during the crisis and its aftermath, levelled fresh attacks at Mr Geithner, the Obama administration, fellow financial regulators and bankers such as Vikram Pandit, Citi’s chief executive, in a new book that has laid bare policy disagreements of the past few years.
Read the rest.

Quote of the day

The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.

- Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday news & opinions

Financial, It's The Economy

State politics


Politics and the national elections:


Foreign Policy, Bill of Rights, First Amendment

Wednesday Cartoons

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Someone in New York.....

......does not like the "President" of Iran (language warning!), which underscores their cognitive abilities. 

Courtesy of Michelle Malkin

Transcript: Romney’s speech to the Clinton Global Initiative

Aging celebrity seeks more attention

 Some people gracefully accept that their 15 minutes of fame is over.  Others.....not so much:

Madonna: 'We have a black Muslim in the White House! Now that's some amazing sh-t'

(Language warning, of course)

In case you've forgotten who Madonna is, here's a reminder:

(Click to enlarge)

A step towards dhimmitude*

And it was taken by an American President:  Obama: "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam"

There was no mention of any other religion that has been slandered.

*: Dhimmitude explained.  See also Quisling.

Obesity may be a problem......

......but starvation is not the answer:  Why is Michelle Obama starving school children?

Media polls skewed

Don't let the polls in the media discourage you -- they're being manipulated to demoralize voters, and keep them from the polls.

UPDATE:  via Guy Benson, Politico Poll: Romney Leads on Almost Every Issue, But...
 In other words, September polls are extremely volatile. And this year’s volatility is compounded by the late date of the Democratic National Convention. It was, in fact, the latest party convention in US history. And when the polls are bouncing around a lot, the chances are much greater that they will disagree with one another — which is exactly what we’re seeing right now ... So sit tight, politics fans: There’s plenty more to come.

Tuesday news & opinion


Politics and elections

Terrorism, Foreign Policy, and Bill of Rights (still linked when they shouldn't be)

Second Amendment


Financial, It's The Economy

Quote of the day

A lady asked Dr. Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got - a republic or a monarchy?" "A republic," replied the Doctor, "if you can keep it."

- Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday Cartoons

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Monday, September 24, 2012

2012 candidates -- the rest of the story

We have a new page for this election season, a list of candidates for the November elections.  This is not an official list, but was taken off the Walla Walla County Assessor's web site, and confirmed at GOP and Democrat web sites.  Included are all state offices, Federal offices (excluding President/Vice-President),  County wide offices, and Precinct Committee Officers.  This link is also in the side bar.

If you see any mistakes, please e-mail us at w2teaparty@gmail.com; if you want a copy of the spreadsheet that was used for this, please let us know, and a copy will be sent to you.  Or you can download a CSV file from the County (link on the new page).

Government Motors Performs As Expected....

....which means pretty much a failure:  GM offers big discounts to boost Volt sales

Tax Initiatives attacked by special interst groups

Court set to hear arguments in two-thirds supermajority case:
The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday to determine the constitutionality of an initiative that requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of the Legislature to raise taxes.

Voters have approved the initiative three times, most recently in 2010. It was brought to the ballot by conservative activist Tim Eyman, and is being challenged by a broad coalition of opponents — including the League of Education Voters, Washington Education Association and several state legislators.

The education groups sued to overturn the law, arguing that the initiative hampered the Legislature’s ability to raise revenue for schools. King County Superior Court Judge Bruce Heller agreed with the education coalition, ruling earlier this year that the initiative is a “clear restriction on the Legislature’s power.”
 Read the rest here.

War on Americans update

Remember this double face palm moment from the Obama campaign?

Well, there's an update: Obama Campaign's Flag Poster No Longer Appears In Store

Looks like President Zero and his Administration actually listened for once.  But probably only once.

UPDATE:  Nope.  It's still for sale

UPDATE II and bumped to top:   OK, it's gone.  Again.  With all this change, I hope this is the last time.

Agenda 21 information

From Martha, some excellent links on Agenda 21, a problem that is not going away regardless of what happens with this election.

Imagine if....

 .....we had the same political correctness infecting America during World War II that is rampant within the Obama Administration now:

German Troops Riot in Italy over Disney Film!

The Polls Unskewed

Dismayed by the cries of "DOOOOM!" for Romney, and the "inevitability" of Obama's re-election?  Here's an analysis that you'll appreciate: A CLEAR PICTURE: UnskewedPolls.com

Read the whole thing
, and pass it on.

Why, Mr. President?

Quote of the day

Strive to be the greatest man in your country, and you may be disappointed. Strive to be the best and you may succeed: he may well win the race that runs by himself.

- Benjamin Franklin

Monday news and opinions

Politics and the elections

Bill of Rights, Foreign policy, and Terrorism (still intertwined)

Budget, Financial

Monday cartoons

More below the fold.  Click to enlarge!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Handy Election Reference

Courtesy of Doug Ross @ Journal.  Click to enlarge.  Send to your friends:

"SCOAMF" is an acronym dedicated to President Obama.  Good taste prevents posting the definition here, but you can find it through your favorite search engine. 

The Federal Budget in pictures

Courtesy of the Heritage Foundation.  Here's one to start with.  Click to enlarge:

There are more to share with your friends, acquaintances, and family.

Crass and Curious

Click to enlarge!

Thanks to Hope n' Change.

Sunday news and opinions

Politics and elections
( Howard Dean actually said this: Obama campaign “not about begrudging” Mitt Romney his wealth)
 It's the Economy


 Bill of Rights, Foreign Policy, and Terrorism (intertwined when they shouldn't be)

Quote of the day

A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal.

- John Adams

Sunday cartoons

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Obama hypocrisy and bias out in the open

Even if they don't admit it, actions do speak louder than words.

Religious groups are blasting President Obama for not condemning am anti-Christian art display set to appear in New York City and one Republican lawmaker said he is “fed up with the administration’s double standard and religious hypocrisy.

“Piss Christ,” once branded as a “deplorable, despicable display of vulgarity,” will be displayed at the Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery in Manhattan on Thursday. The artwork features a “photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine.”

The artwork debuted in 1989 and was funded through prize money provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The art gallery hosting the retrospective salute to Andres Serrano is privately owned.

Religious groups and some lawmakers have already started sounding off – and making comparisons to the controversy over a recent anti-Muslim film. The low budget movie “Innocence of Muslims” sparked violent and deadly clashes across the globe.

More here.

If you wish to contact President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, or the relevant Washington State Congressional Representatives, see the links and information below. 

This continued hypocrisy by the Obama Administration is frustrating, but it's important to stay polite and focused. (Addendum, added later) But......DEMAND that the President denounce this "artwork". 

Write or call the White House
Department of State,Main Switchboard:
  • 202-647-4000
  • TTY:1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service)
  • E-mail form
Congressional delegation:

Obamacare explained

There's a commercial at the start, but this is a good review of the problems imposed by ObamaTax.

Obamacare Impact at Hospitals

"By His Own Admission"

A question going around the INTERNET

I wonder when President Obama is going to tell the Middle East to stop clinging to their ‘guns and religion?’

Saturday news and opinions

Politics and elections

Still political, but deserving of special attention

Financial, It's the Economy, Taxes

Big Government


 Terrorism, Foreign Policy

"Conflict of interest".....

.....doesn't even begin to cover this:  DNC Literally in Hock to SEIU
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) owes at least $8 million to a bank owned by one of the largest unions in the country, according to the committee’s most recent financial report.

The DNC initiated an $8 million loan with the Amalgamated Bank of New York on Aug. 10, the report shows, accounting for the majority of the committee’s overall debt of $11 million.
 Read the rest for clarity on just how corrupt the DNC is.

Quote of the day

Objects of the most stupendous magnitude, and measure in which the lives and liberties of millions yet unborn are intimately interested, are now before us. We are in the very midst of a revolution the most complete, unexpected and remarkable of any in the history of nations.

- John Adams

Saturday Cartoons

More below the fold.  Click to enlarge!

Friday, September 21, 2012

The US Army loses to.....

.......Political Correctness and Islamic influence.

Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley Fired for Criticizing Islam at Joint Forces Staff College

Color me unsurprised

Gallup: Americans' distrust of the media hits a new high

A breath of fresh optimism

IT'S OVER: The Left's Information Warfare Campaign Has Failed -- and Mitt Romney is Going to Win This Election:
The Professional Left has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at the Romney campaign. It prematurely ejaculated an October Surprise -- "the 47 percent" recording -- weeks too early. It's hysterically marketed other similar, trivial statements as campaign-ending for Romney.

But the campaign isn't over and those weren't gaffes.

Though you wouldn't know it from Sixties media, the three biggest verbal gaffes this month all were uttered by Barack Obama ....................
Read the whole thing.

Record them on a iPod for future generations

25 Obama Quotes for history to immortalize

Government "revenue" forecasts tend to be....

.....unreliable, so we should expect a revenue shortfall in the next 2 years.

Revenue forecast up $29 million for current two-year budget cycle

Friday news and opinions

Terrorism, Foreign Policy

Politics and elections (National)

Politics and elections (state)

Big Government

It's the Economy

Socialism, Liberal mindset

Smell that smoke?

That isn't Rome burning, but our nation: An All or Nothing Proposition

 $105,000 worth of champagne

 More below the fold.  Click to enlarge

The Dems love to scream about .....

 .... a supposed Republican War On Women, it seems a stronger case can be made for the Democrat’s War on Americans. 

Click to enlarge

Friday Cartoons

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Quote of the day

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

- Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America

Something to ponder

The American Death Cult

Thursday, September 20, 2012

No good deed goes unpunished

City may sue developer who spent $20,000 to remove 40 tons of trash from vacant lot

I'm sure none will avail themselves of this new law

House Republicans Pass “Buffett Rule Act,” Allows Rich Liberals To Pay More In Taxes…

The MSM would have you believe otherwise

Don’t be fooled. Romney has a fighting chance

Official: "Hope and Change" is dead

Obama: “You can’t change Washington from the inside”

Click to enlarge

Yet another reason to clean out Washington, DC

The Slow Death Of The American Republic: Seven Of Nation's Ten Wealthiest Counties Are In DC Area

After reading this, I needed a stiff drink

A short visual history of the creepy Obama cult

Obama 2012 vs. Obama 2008 on "Unpatriotic"

Thursday news clippings

Politics and elections, forever intertwined

Terrorism and foreign policy

Elections, State

Big Government

Liberal mindset

Bill of Rights, The Constitution

Thursday Cartoons

More below the fold.  Click to enlarge!

Quote of the day

"In the formation of our constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected -- the legislators are antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. It short, it is an empire of reason."

- Noah Webster

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Obama Watches TV While the World Explodes

Wednesday news & opinions

Politics & Elections

State Elections

Terrorism, Foreign Policy

Financial, It's the economy


Liberal mindset

Wednesday Cartoons

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Quote of the day

"We are firmly convinced, and we act on that conviction, that with nations as with individuals our interests soundly calculated will ever be found inseparable from our moral duties, and history bears witness to the fact that a just nation is trusted on its word when recourse is had to armaments and wars to bridle others."

- Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

You can debate details....

.....but this is a pretty good summary of how American politics pan out these days (click to enlarge):

Source:  Resist Tryanny.   Thanks to Donna for the tip!

UPDATE AND BUMPED:  An excellent video on the forms of government.  Thanks to Jeremy!

Tuesday afternoon news & opinions


Elections, national

It's the Economy, Financial



Rock on!

George Orwell should have called it "2012"......

....not "1984".   Why is the Department of Justice coordinating with a "non-profit" on attacking reporters who are investigating the Attorney General?

DOJ + MMFA: Ministry of Truth

Tuesday Terrorism Round-up

Photo of the Day (click to enlarge)

Quote of the day

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."

- Joseph Story

Romney Campaign Ads


Click to enlarge.  For background information, go here.

Tuesday news round-up

Politics, national

Politics, State


It's the economy


Tuesday Cartoons

More below the fold.  Click to enlarge!

Monday, September 17, 2012

A blow for liberty

Federal Judge Strikes Down Part of Terror Law About Indefinite Detention, NDAA

But it's likely to be appealed by the Obama Administration.

Highly recommended

MUST WATCH: Kamal Saleem keynote at Values Voter Summit 2012

Take a guess

 Any guess: what political or religious affiliation is NOT being reported in this story?

Teen charged with trying to blow up Chicago bar

Don't let it happen here

Chicago mayor asks court to end strike after teachers decide to extend into second week

Political news round up



Weekly Republican Address


Terrorism -- it's not just the video

QE3: The Latest

Quantitative Easing 3 is upon us.  Here are articles on the latest effort of the Obama Administration to get re-elected, regardless of the cost to the nation:

Today is....

....Constitution Day.

Quote of the day

"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."

- Thomas Jefferson

Monday Comics

More below the fold.  Click to enlarge!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Quote of the day

"The state governments have a full superintendence and control over the immense mass of local interests of their respective states, which connect themselves with the feelings, the affections, the municipal institutions, and the internal arrangements of the whole population. They possess, too, the immediate administration of justice in all cases, civil and criminal, which concern the property, personal rights, and peaceful pursuits of their own citizens." 
 - Joseph Story

Sunday Funnies

More below the fold.  Click to enlarge!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Quote of the day

"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

- Samuel Adams

Saturday Comics

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Since the State Department helped created this mess.....

.......they can help fix it:  Egypt: The Diplomatic Response

UPDATE:  It's not over.  Not by a long shot.

Islamist rioters set fire to German embassy in Sudan; Update: Rioters breach US embassy in Tunis

Friday news clips

Libyan officials announce four arrests in Benghazi consulate attack :
NBC News reports that the Libyans are convinced that the riot was a deliberate cover to get to the American personnel.
The Hip-Hop President: All Swag, No Cattle:
If only Obama had mustered half as much energy and outrage at the homicidal Islamic plotters in Benghazi as he shows in his tirades against the Tea Party, the Koch brothers, conservative talk radio, Fox News, House GOP budget reformers or GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan.
QE3 unleashed:
If you’re not familiar with the term quantitative easing, it’s printing money updated for the new millennium so the Fed can play chicken with inflation with the push of a button instead of having to go through the trouble of actually printing the money
Quantitative Easing, Weimar Edition:
"Create dollars out of thin air” is another way of saying, “Print money.” Since the U.S. dollar is no longer backed by gold or any other commodity other than people’s faith in the government, the Federal Reserve can just print up billions of dollars and hand them out. (“Print” in this situation is entirely metaphorical, of course: the government isn’t actually printing paper bills, but rather just arbitrarily increasing the amount of “money” it has.)

Poll shows voter-ID, traditional-marriage amendments winning in MN
For conservatives in Minnesota focused on two big initiatives on the November ballot, the latest Survey USA poll has some very good news.  For those conservatives focused on the races for Senate and the Presidency … not so much.  Barack Obama’s lead grew to 10 points after the conventions, and Amy Klobuchar is sailing to a landslide win over Kurt Bills in her first re-election fight.