“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)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

We've moved to Wordpress

The Walla Walla TEA Party Patriots has moved to Wordpress.  There will be no more posts at this site.

Please change your bookmarks to www.w2tpp.com

Thank you for your patience.

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Media

Foreign Policy

Looking Ahead

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Corruption

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Friday, May 17, 2013

GOAL Post 2013-SPECIAL 1

Legislative Update from Olympia 
17 May 2013

SPECIAL SESSION CONVENES
NOMINAL 30-DAY SESSION 
GUNS OFF THE TABLE? 
DISTRACTED IN D.C.  (Benghazi, IRS, AP)

The special session of the legislature convened earlier this week.  Called by the governor specifically to pass a biennial budget, once they convene, the legislature can work any issues they choose.  All of the
bills filed in the regular session are still in the hopper, and may be called up for reconsideration.

The first week of the special session ended with no action taken on any firearms-related bills.Even Governor Inslee acknowledges that not much -- if anything -- will be done concerning guns during the special session.  The legislature remains split on the budget, with the Republican coalition controlled Senate insisting on no new taxes and the Democrat House pushing for a more-than-$1-BILLION tax increase (which some analysts believe will be even larger).

Most of the focus in Olympia right now is back room negotiating as legislators try to reach consensus on the budget.While it does not appear they will take up the gun issue this time around, we can never be sure.  The 24 Republican-2 Democrat ruling coalition in the Senate appears to be holding, but if it should break up, we could be in big trouble.  As I noted in a previous GOAL Post, we're just one major shooting incident away from all the gun bills they can pass.

Nor are we out of the woods in the other Washington -- D.C.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could bring S. 649 back for a vote any time he thinks he has the votes to pass the bill.  President Obama and VP Biden remain committed to passing as much of the Obama gun control agenda as they can push through the system.

Fortunately for gun owners (and probably all Americans), the administration is distracted at the moment with the crisis du jour.  The Benghazi hearings and release of e-mails concerning the Benghazi cover-up, the IRS admission that they were giving "extra scrutiny" to applications for tax exempt status from conservative groups, and the revelation of the seizure of telephone records of several Associated Press reporters has kept the White House spin machine in overdrive. The phrase of the day appears to be "I do not recall," followed closely by "I had no knowledge..."  When your hand is caught in the cookie jar, deny, deny, deny.  It didn't happen, we didn't do it, we won't do it again, and besides that was a long time ago.

For a change the mainstream media appears to be greeting the administrations denials with a healthy dose of skepticism, but I don't expect that to last.  They've given Obama & Company their blind support for more than four years now -0- it's hard to admit you were wrong.  Time will tell.

Hopefully the next few GOAL Posts will be as boring as this one!

BILL STATUS:

As noted above, all bills filed in the previous regular session are available and may be acted upon.  At this time there are no new gun bills.

GOAL POSITION ON BILLS

No active bills at this time

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED

None

LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE:You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.Toll free!!!  The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993.  Also toll free!!!

1-800-562-6000   TDD 1-800-635-9993

OTHER DATA:Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature's web site at "www.leg.wa.gov <http://www.leg.wa.gov>".  Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format.  You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe's web site (http://www.adobe.com).  You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573.  Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000.You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/(you need "RealAudio" to do this, available free at
the TVW web site).

By reading the House and Senate "bill reports" (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted.  By reading the "roll call" for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill.  The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.

GET THE WORD OUT:If you want to subscribe to the GOAL Post by e-mail, send a message to "jwaldron@halcyon.com".  Please pass GOAL Post on to anyone you believe may have an interest in protecting our rights.  Better yet, make a couple of copies of this message, post it on your gun club's bulletin board, and leave copies with your local gun shop(s).PERMISSION IS HEREBY GRANTED TO DUPLICATE OR REDISTRIBUTE GOAL POST PROVIDED IT IS REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY WITHOUT TEXTUAL MODIFICATION AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO GOAL.  I can be reached at "jwaldron@halcyon.com" or by telephone at (425) 985-4867.  Unfortunately, I am unable to mail hard copy GOAL Post to individuals.  Limited numbers of hard copies MAY be available at the Second Amendment Foundation book table at WAC gun shows.

If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail me at "jwaldron@halcyon.com" with the words "Unsubscribe GOAL Post" in the subject line.  I will remove your name immediately.Keep in mind GOAL Post is also published on several gun lists.  If you received GP via a list, you must contact that list's admin to unsubscribe.

Upcoming WAC gun show(s):

Monroe 8-9 June
Puyallup 22-23 June

"The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men."

Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington
Copyright 2013 Gun Owners Action League of WA

Friday Cartoon Special -- The Umbrella Edition


Fighting Back

From Magpul's Facebook page:
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAGPUL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT TO INVALIDATE COLORADO GUN CONTROL MEASURES

Denver, Colorado – May 17th, 2013 - Magpul Industries, an Erie, Colorado, based manufacturer of firearms accessories, announced today that it has joined 53 Colorado County Sheriffs and other plaintiffs in filing a lawsuit this morning to invalidate gun control measures recently passed by the Colorado legislature and enacted by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court and establishes that Colorado House Bill 1224 (magazine restrictions) and House Bill 1229 (universal background checks) violate the constitutional rights of lawful gun owners located in Colorado.

Duane Liptak, Director of Product Management and Marketing for Magpul Industries, said that these gun control laws do nothing other than restrict the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves and Magpul is committed to invalidating these infringements:

“Colorado’s recently passed gun control laws are a direct assault on the constitutional rights of the responsible people who live in and visit this great state. These laws will do nothing to enhance public safety and only place unreasonable limitations on the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves. While Magpul is currently in the process of moving its operations out of Colorado, we will not turn our back on our native state. Extreme gun control interests have forced the passage of these unconstitutional laws in Colorado, and as a company, we are resolved to restore those rights to the people.”

Magpul’s outside legal counsel, Jon Anderson, of Holland & Hart LLP, said that the Colorado gun control bills are unconstitutional and so poorly drafted that the new laws would be enforced in an inconsistent manner:

“Colorado’s gun control laws are in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution. In addition, these bills were so poorly drafted that no one agrees on the scope of the government regulation. If teams of lawyers cannot agree on what these bills prohibit, how can we expect citizens to abide by these laws and how can we rely on law enforcement to implement these laws in a consistent manner?”

Magpul will continue to support productive efforts to FREE COLORADO from government regulations that imperil the rights of law abiding firearm owners.

Friday Cartoons


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Politics

State Government, Taxes, Budget Battle

ObamaCareTax

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Abortion

Terrorism

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Switching to Wordpress....but not yet!

We'll be changing the site layout and service provider in the next few days, and leaving Blogspot. 

The domain name will be the short version: W2TPP.COM, and the layout will be different.  We're making the switch because Wordpress is lot more flexible than Blogspot.  The content will remain the same: news, and announcements concerning the Walla Walla Tea Party Patriots.

A final notice will be posted when we make the move.  Thank you for your patronage, support, and patience!

Thursday Cartoons


Thursday news -- another IRS lollapalooza

Tyranny -- brought to you by the Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service

Media

Politics

United Nations

State Government

Big Government, Corruption

It's The Economy

Socialism

Bill of Rights

Education

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2013 election filings underway

The current list is available at the County Auditor's Office

Wednesday Cartoons


News and Opinions for Wednesday

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday Cartoons


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ObamaCareTax

Big Government

    Monday, May 13, 2013

    Truth


    Source.

    Monday Cartoons


    News and opinions for a Monday!


    MEETING REMINDER!

    After the last well attended meeting( 80 strong),  YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS FOLLOW UP MEETING!!

    With Shahram Hadian opening the "door" to getting our country back on track, Richard Burke,  of Western Liberty Network, is a timely follow up as he comes with a fresh passion to support our local group fill the currently open positions in Walla Walla County with conservative activists. 


    Tuesday, May 14th
    6:30 pm, Father's House
    304 North 2nd Avenue, Walla Walla

    Tell your friends and bring them!!

    Sunday, May 12, 2013

    1,776 Feet

    From "WTC Progress":
    Check out the incredible GoPro footage shot by the Port Authority of NY & NJ of One World Trade Center’s final spire installation, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at a symbolic height of 1,776 feet.

    (This is a Facebook posting -- it should be open for public viewing)

    Sunday Cartoons


    Sunday news -- the IRS edition

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    Saturday, May 11, 2013

    Tea Party Tele-townhall, May 13th


    Very Important Tele-townhall with Heritage Foundation 
    & ICE Union President on Monday!

    Patriots, on Monday, May 13th, Tea Party Patriots is holding a very important tele-townhall to discuss the fiscal and security ramifications of the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill.

    Our guest speakers will be:
    • Derrick Morgan, VP of Domestic and Economic Policy at the Heritage Foundation.
    • Chris Crane, President of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Union.
    Date: Monday, May 13th
    Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm Eastern Daylight Time

    If we already have your phone number and contact information, all you need to do is wait for the phone call from the tele-townhall system, and it will patch you through directly to the event. Note: there are so many numbers to call that sometimes your phone will not ring until a few minutes after the townhall begins, so be patient and wait for the call to come through.

    If we do not have your info, you will need to sign up for the tele-townhall with your current contact information.

    Please consider sharing this opportunity with other tea party supporters you know. You can send them the sign up form if they have not yet signed up with Tea Party Patriots.

    Thank you and we hope you are able to make the call as the misinformation disbursed by the Gang of 8 must be combated, and the knowledge and facts shared on this call will help us all to hold them accountable.
    In Liberty,
    Tea Party Patriots Support Team

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    Friday, May 10, 2013

    Friday Cartoons


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    Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Want A Free House?

    (Copied from Facebook, and it has been making the rounds.  Old  or fresh, truth or parable, it makes an excellent point concerning "free" health care.)

    I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the coming implementation of the health care bill. I could not finish my breakfast. This is what ensued: They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. I heard a young man exclaim, "Isn't Obama like Jesus Christ? I mean, after all, he is healing the sick."

    A young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, "Yeah, and he does it for free. I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market wouldn't work for health care."

    Another said, "The stupid Republicans want us all to starve to death so they can inherit all of the power. Obama should be made a Saint for what he did for those of us less fortunate."

    At this, I had more than enough. I arose from my seat, mustering all the restraint I could find, and approached their table. "Please excuse me; may I impose upon you for one moment?"

    They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation. I stood at the end of their table, smiled as best I could and began an experiment.

    "I would like to give one of you my house. It will cost you no money and I will pay all of the expenses and taxes for as long as you live there. Anyone interested?"

    They looked at each other in astonishment. "Why would you do something like that?" asked a young man, "There isn't anything for free in this world." They began to laugh at me, as they did not realize this man had just made my point.

    "I am serious, I will give you my house for free, no money whatsoever.  Anyone interested?"

    In unison, a resounding "Yeah" fills the room.

    Thursday Cartoons


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    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    The media messaging about the NRA ... ...

    ... ... being evil seems to be off kilter somehow ... ...



    Wednesday Cartoons


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    Looking Ahead

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    Liberal Mindset, Education

    ObamaCareTax

    Bill of Rights
     
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    Local Government, It's The Economy, Big Government

    Second Amendment

    Big Government

    It's The Economy

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    May Meeting Agenda (updated)

    Good day!  My apologies for the delay in getting this out.  The May meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on May 14th, in the Father's House, 304 North 2nd Avenue, in Walla Walla.  This is a change from our past location.

    The meeting agenda is: 
    • Local elected officials and filing dates
    • July 4th in the Park
    • Special Legislative Session called by Governor Inslee
    • Committee of Safety
    There are 68 positions open for election in 2013 in Walla Walla County.  If we are to re-take our country, we can start at the grass roots, and that means conservatives running for office.  UPDATE:  The County Auditor runs the elections, and a list of open positions is available here.  If that link doesn't work, go to the Auditor's home page, and click on "Positions Open For Election" on the right side, under "Announcements".

    Of special concern:  If you are not able to attend, please be sure to contact your representatives the State Legislature about the current "special session" in Olympia. 

    Governor Inslee has the legislature headed for a "special session" at taxpayers' expense, because the House majority and the Governor want to raise taxes by $1 billion dollars and the Senate does not want to raise any taxes.  New taxes are not needed because Washington is expected to collect around $2 billion dollars in natural revenue growth this biennium.

    This a major dispute over how much the state should be spending.  Most of the issues extraneous to the operating budget are issues that have already been rejected by the Senate this session, and by the House, in a number of examples.  But Governor Inslee seems committed to seeing several divisive social issues reconsidered when lawmakers reconvene.

    Any time spent back in Olympia should be short and focused exclusively on the passage of an operating budget.  It's important that we keep an eye on Governor Inslee and the State Legislature.  More importantly, we need to let them know we are watching them.

    Brutal. True.

    Click to enlarge

    From "Day By Day".

    Related:  She KNEW It Was A DAMNED LIE

    That'll work, for sure!


    Tuesday Cartoons


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    It's The Economy

    Terrorism

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    Abortion

    ObamaCareTax

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