Saturday, July 31, 2010

National Tea Party News Headlines for Saturday July 31

A Sampling of National Tea Party News Headlines

Video: Glenn Beck: Pivotal Moment for Tea Party
http://video.foxnews.com/v/4298906/beck-pivotal-moment-for-tea-party/

California tea party heavily favors GOP candidates
http://www.thereporter.com/wirenews/ci_15647424

Arizona immigration law activists hold vigil to back law
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/07/31/20100731arizona-immigration-law-vigil.html

Lou Dobbs to address Va. Tea Party convention
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/virginia-politics/2010/jul/30/teapgat30-ar-355766/

Frostman goes on grill with Tea Party (WI)
http://www.wiscnews.com/news/local/article_8adc6514-9c4c-11df-9e79-001cc4c03286.html

Tea Party hosts candidate in Canandaigua (NY)
http://www.mpnnow.com/towns/canandaigua/x272786400/Tea-Party-hosts-candidate-in-Canandaigua

Anti-mosque protest in Temecula emotional but ends peacefully (CA)
http://blogs.pe.com/news/digest/2010/07/anti-mosque-protest-in-temecul.html

Tea party movement promoting dangerous Islamaphobic doctrine
http://www2.starexponent.com/cse/news/opinion/columnists/article/tea_party_movement_promoting_dangerous_islamaphobic_doctrine/61514/

Tea Party boils up before the Primaries (CO)
http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headlines/99677569.html

Tea Party Express endorses Tran for Sanchez seat (CA)
http://totalbuzz.ocregister.com/2010/07/30/tea-party-endorses-tran-for-sanchez-seat/38559/

Tea Party Gatherings across the First Coast Today (FL)
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=161125

A Warning for the Tea Party
http://blogs.ajc.com/kyle-wingfield/2010/07/30/t-h-r-o-poster-is-an-ancestor-and-warning-for-tea-party/

Friday, July 30, 2010

National Tea Party News Headlines for Friday July 30

A Sampling of National Tea Party Headlines

Evidence Mounts That Michigan Tea Party Is Democratic Front
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/evidence_mounts_that_michigan_tea_party_is_democra.php

Tea Party Members Protest in Fresno (CA)
http://www.kmj580.com/pages/landing_news?blockID=280017&feedID=806

Tea Party forms in Alexandria; another meeting set Monday (MN)
http://www.echopress.com/event/article/id/76965/group/News/

Tea Party interviews candidates to make endorsements (RI)
http://www.warwickonline.com/view/full_story_news/8931023/article-Tea-Party-interviews-candidates-to-make-endorsements

Tea Party Groups Do NOT Endorse Roy Blunt; Say He's Part of Problem (MO)
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2010/07/tea_party_groups_do_not_endorse_roy_blunt.php

Salmon BBQ and Tea Party July 31 at the Big Red Barn (WA)
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/sanjuans/jsj/news/election/99552054.html

Republican with Tea Party ties announces run for governor (KY)
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/99574054.html

Do Democrats need to choose between George W. Bush and the Tea Party?
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/republican-party/a-return-to-bush-vs-a-tea-part.html

Tea Party Express backs CA congressional candidate
http://www.kmph.com/Global/story.asp?S=12896380

Idaho's Labrador: Tea party leader is 'visionary'
http://www.ksfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=12896038

Media not invited to Tea Party meeting with Hurt, Goodlatte (VA)
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/media_not_invited_to_tea_party_meeting_with_hurt_goodlatte/114435/

Westport Tea Group meets again (CT)
http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2/29240/

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Democrats are behind the Michigan "Tea Party"

according to TPM (a liberal blog) and virtually all the real Tea Parties in Michigan.


Ok, this is weird. Are Democrats really THIS desperate? Yes, 

Link
As state officials in Michigan review a proposed Tea Party's petition to appear on the November ballot, evidence is mounting that the party is a front for Democratic supporters hoping to rescue embattled Democrats this fall.

National Tea Party News Headlines for Thursday July 29

A Sampling of National Tea Party Headlines

Video: Tea Party protests Biden/Spratt at fundraiser (TX)
http://www.midlandsconnect.com/news/story.aspx?id=487087

Tea party plans fall Richmond convention (VA)
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/virginia-news/2010/jul/29/teap29-ar-353782/

DNC mocks Tea Party movement, calls them ‘elite’
http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/28/dnc-mocks-tea-party-movement-calls-them-%E2%80%98elite%E2%80%99/

Tea parties emerge, grow (LA)
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20100729/NEWS01/7290323/1060/NEWS01

Obama visit brings out protesters in addition to supporters
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20100728/NEWS/7280329/1003/NEWS01/

Tea Party souring on Tancredo (CO)
http://www.kdvr.com/news/politics/kdvr-tea-party-tancredo-response-txt,0,7378537.story

Tea Party Jitters (NY)
http://www.nypress.com/article-21457-tea-party-jitters.html

Boone County likely to support Arizona immigration law (KY)
http://communitypress.cincinnati.com/article/20100728/NEWS/7280348/1001/Boone-County-likely-to-support-Arizona-immigration-law

Tea Party urges voters to give Barto the boot (AZ)
http://www.sonorannews.com/archives/2010/100728/frntpg_barto.html

The Tea Party Effect (TN)
http://www2.tricities.com/news/2010/jul/28/tea-party-effect-ar-353238/

Is Michigan's Mysterious 'Tea Party' A 'Sham Organization' Hatched By Dems?
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/is_michigans_mysterious_tea_party_a_sham_organizat_1.php

Corning Tea Party (CA)
http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/news/ci_15621228

Ann Coulter: With friends like these, who needs Keith Olbermann?
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/coulter072910.php3

Runaway Slave Movie Teaser
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55aujTwuJY8

Official's work with Tea Party raises eyebrows (MI)
http://www.freep.com/article/20100729/NEWS06/7290439/1001/

Tax Payer Party Holds Rally in Endicott (NY)
http://www.wicz.com/news2005/viewarticle.asp?a=15151

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Video: Runaway Slave Movie Teaser

Video: 14 Weeks by Republican Governor's Association


14 Weeks from Republican Governors Association on Vimeo.

National Tea Party News Headlines for Wednesday July 28

A Sampling of National Tea Party Headlines

Hotline: Dems Taking on the Tea Party, Again
http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/07/dems_taking_on.php

Democrat video: Republicans and Tea Party now one and the same
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4IQ_kj9eDM

September 2010 Tea Party Taxpayer March on Washington DC
http://dc.about.com/b/2010/07/28/another-tea-party-taxpayer-march-on-washington-dc.htm

Uni-Tea in Philly this Saturday
http://www.uni-tea.com/

Tea Party groups condemn threats made to Senator Murray (WA)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36241003

Year of the Tea Party Voter
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703977004575393231110354778.html

O'Donnell gets Tea Party backing (DE)
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40275.html

Tea Party embraces billboards for anti-Obama message delivery
http://www.salon.com/news/tea_parties/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2010/07/27/freedom_billboards_of_texas

2010 Tea Party echoes 1964 Reagan
http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/07/27/avlon.tea.party.reagan/index.html

Brady Campaign slams Glenn Beck rally
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/07/sarah-palin-to-headline-glenn.html

CAIR: California Tea Party to use dogs to harass Muslim worshippers
http://arabnews.com/world/article91474.ece

Poll: Tea Party getting modest reception in Virginia
http://www2.insidenova.com/isn/news/politics/article/poll_tea_party_getting_modest_reception_in_virginia/61335/

Hotline: Dems Taking on the Tea Party, Again

The Dems need to come up with an alternative to the Tea Party. They could call it the "Hey citizens, you are dumb as a rock and will screw up any decision we allow you to make so sit back and let us run your life" party.

Link

"The Tea Party is now an institutionalized part of the Republican party. They are one and the same," a DNC operative said, previewing Kaine's speech. "The positions espoused by the Tea Party is the governing platform of the Republican party. And as voters make their choice this fall it's important to understand what the Republican-Tea Party wants to do if elected."
The DNC's decision to take on the Tea Party is a throwback to the party's initial criticism of the movement last year, as it arrived on the political scene - derisively referring to them as "tea baggers" (remember Pelosi's Astroturf comments?). But as disaffected voters began protesting en masse against the administration's health care and stimulus proposals last year, the Tea Party registered favorable ratings - better than both major parties -- forcing Democratic leaders to tone down their public criticism of the activists.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Keith Olbermann viewership numbers hit skids in July


Link
Countdown with Keith Olbermann saw its lowest viewing average in over two years, since April 2008.   And while Keith was out for a few days during the month, that’s pretty customary in the summer, just like it was last summer.  Only the numbers were higher then.

Amazing 3D Physics Simulations Video

Link


Lagoa Multiphysics 1.0 - Teaser from Thiago Costa on Vimeo.

National Tea Party News Headlines for Tuesday July 27

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

DuPage Tea Party movement is gaining steam (IL)
http://www.pioneerlocal.com/hinsdale/news/2536560,hinsdale-dupagetea-072910-s1.article

McConnell: Tea Party movement not racist
http://bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com/2010/07/26/mcconnell-tea-party-movement-is-not-racist/

Video: Carly Fiorina Loves the Tea Party
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brazdQANgYs

Doctors Tea Party to Host Sharron Angle, San Diego August 7th
http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1896106/doctors_tea_party_to_host_sharron_angle_san_diego_august/index.html

Insiders Poll: Tea Party: Help or hurt Republicans? (UT)
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-utah-policy-tea-party-movement,0,5337615.story

Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, NRA to Hold "Restoring Honor Rally"
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20011688-503544.html

Reid Still Facing Frustrated Voters Despite Uptick in Nevada Race
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/26/reid-facing-frustrated-voters-despite-uptick-nevada-race/

See 'Tea Party: The Documentary Film' in Blairstown and get free copy
of U.S. Constitution (NJ)
http://www.nj.com/warrenreporter/index.ssf/2010/07/see_tea_party_the_documentary.html

Tea Party Candidates Raise Big Money for House Races
http://politics.usnews.com/news/articles/2010/07/26/tea-party-candidates-raise-big-money-for-house-races.html

Ramsey rallies Tea Party supporters for final primary push (TN)
http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=12873749

Tea Party to meet Thursday (NC)
http://www.mtairynews.com/view/full_story/8897381/article-Tea-party-to-meet-Thursday

Monday, July 26, 2010

Poll: Trust in the Federal Government is at an all-time low

The lefty Center for American Progress says their poll indicates Americans have never had less trust in their federal government. BUT, they (CAP) will turn things around with an innovative new program with the awe inspiring name "Doing what Works." Just sends chills up your spine. 

Link

The majority of the American public doesn't think that the federal government is getting the job done as cheaply and efficiently as possible. This, according to a new poll from the Center for American Progress.
The group recently teamed up with Hart Research and found that trust in the federal government is at an all-time low.

Can New Jersey taxpayers keep the Pension Promises?

made by New Jersey Politicians? Of course NOT.
Link
The numbers are mind-numbing. As of June 2009, the state's pension systems faced unfunded liabilities of $45.8 billion. That number assumed an annual 8.25 percent return on investments, an actuarial standard that many experts are now declaring is unrealistic. In the past decade, the pension system averaged 2.56 percent a year, not nearly enough to keep pace with projected costs.
More pessimistic assumptions about rates of return peg the pension system liability as high as $173.9 billion — not to mention some $55 billion in unfunded health care costs.
Experts and officials have begun to say it more clearly: There is no way New Jersey will ever be able to pay for the promises it has made to current and retired workers.

Government run healthcare to be drastically cut in UK

The Government run, taxpayer funded British National Health Service is, very simply, unsustainable. Major rationing is the only way to stop the exploding costs.

Link
An investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has uncovered widespread cuts planned across the NHS, many of which have already been agreed by senior health service officials. They include:
* Restrictions on some of the most basic and common operations, including hip and knee replacements, cataract surgery and orthodontic procedures.
* Plans to cut hundreds of thousands of pounds from budgets for the terminally ill, with dying cancer patients to be told to manage their own symptoms if their condition worsens at evenings or weekends.
* The closure of nursing homes for the elderly.
* A reduction in acute hospital beds, including those for the mentally ill, with targets to discourage GPs from sending patients to hospitals and reduce the number of people using accident and emergency departments.
* Tighter rationing of NHS funding for IVF treatment, and for surgery for obesity.
* Thousands of job losses at NHS hospitals, including 500 staff to go at a trust where cancer patients recently suffered delays in diagnosis and treatment because of staff shortages.
* Cost-cutting programmes in paediatric and maternity services, care of the elderly and services that provide respite breaks to long-term carers.
The Sunday Telegraph found the details of hundreds of cuts buried in obscure appendices to lengthy policy and strategy documents published by trusts. In most cases, local communities appear to be unaware of the plans.

National Tea Party News Headlines for Monday July 26

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

Tea Party may hold key to second-half market rally
http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20100725/REG/307259983

2 area Tea Party groups rename themselves to reflect wider membership (TX)
http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/07/25/2359669/2-area-tea-party-groups-rename.html

SB 1070 supporters out in force at East Valley TEA Party (AZ)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGFikhng4-8

Colorado Tea Partyers say Tancredo betrayed them
http://www.denverpost.com/election2010/ci_15601816

Parrott building off TEA Party activism
http://www.herald-mail.com/?story_id=249728&cmd=displaystory

Mark Williams Sorry For “Sloppy Execution” Of Racial Blog Posting
http://newsroom.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/26/mark-williams-sorry-for-%E2%80%9Csloppy-execution%E2%80%9D-of-racial-blog-posting/

Can Web Activism Fight the Tea Party?
http://video.foxnews.com/v/4292503/can-web-activism-fight-the-tea-party/

Protesters calling themselves the 'real' Tea Party rally in Lansing (MI)
http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/politics&id=7571750

Memo to Tea Partiers: Serious about Deficits? Don't Spare the Pentagon!
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Memo-to-Tea-Partiers-Serious-about-Deficits-587255.php

Phillips to speak at Tea Party event (NY)
http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20100726/NEWS01/100726023/1112/Phillips-to-speak-at-Tea-Party-event

Republican governor hopeful Rick Lazio lagging as GOPers show support
for Carl Paladino (NY)
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/07/26/2010-07-26_lazio_lagging_as_gopers_call_carl.html

Tea party group taking bus in D.C. (OH)
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20100726/NEWS01/7260315/1002

Ken Buck insults tea party birthers
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/07/ken-buck-calls-tea-party-birth.html

Sunday, July 25, 2010

National Tea Party News Headlines for Sunday July 25

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

TEA Party rally draws crowd (IL)
http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/tea-42980-party-federal.html

Tea party backers look to turn tide in August vote (FL)
http://www.pnj.com/article/20100725/NEWS01/7250323/1006/NEWS01/Tea-party-backers-look-to-turn-tide-in-August-vote

Most Republicans support tea party agenda (TN)
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/jul/25/most-gop-support-tea-party-agenda/

Who can capture the Tea Party vote? (NY)
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/who_can_capture_the_tea_party_vote_AEedNQfobt1oPEzWJarwUP

At Mixon’s, Buchanan hears Tea Party’s call for change (FL)
http://www.bradenton.com/2010/07/25/2456358/at-mixons-buchanan-hears-tea-partys.html

Tea Party activists come out against START
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/07/23/tea_party_activists_come_out_against_start

Local man, 71, sparks Valley Forge Tea Party (PA)
http://timesherald.com/articles/2010/07/25/news/doc4c4bc1476fd02672061960.txt

PBS Video: Mark Shields on Tea Party "this is a bizarre group of people"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTg2KZg5gmQ

Bluffton Tea Party sponsors bus trip to rally (SC)
http://www.npaper-wehaa.com/bluffton-today/2010/07/25/#?article=951044

WSJ Video: How Powerful Is the Tea Party?
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/7951871/21056541

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ga Dem says he has plans to be anywhere Obama is not

Link
He plans to be in south Georgia that day. There are no plans to change the schedule.”

There will be P in the Streets

CNN is reporting that the Netnuts want more progressives to get into the business of lobbying Congress. The whole lets take over Congress and pass our socialist worker revolution agenda thing is running into some headwinds and so they want to take the Capitalist route and buy the love.

National Tea Party News Headlines for Saturday July 24

A Sampling of Tea Party Headlines across the US

Biden criticizes Tea Party, says voters shouldn't be 'generically angry'
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/110673-biden-defends-spratt-criticizes-tea-party

Tea Party agitation brings political novices into legislative race mix (MN)
http://politicsinminnesota.com/blog/2010/07/tea-party-agitation-brings-many-political-novices-into-the-legislative-race-mix/

Williams resigns as Tea Party Express spokesman
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/23/williams-resigns-as-tea-party-express-spokesman/

Politico: Yes, Palin degrades our discourse, but she drives traffic
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/07/politico_yes_palin_degrades_di.html

The Un-federated Tea Party Caucus
http://www.cjr.org/campaign_desk/the_unfederated_tea_party_cauc.php

Tea Party sets up shop in the area (PA)
http://mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2010/07/23/main_line_suburban_life/news/doc4c460e246b0ff986738513.txt

Sen. Lincoln takes on the Polls and the Tea Parties (AK)
http://tolbertreport.com/2010/07/23/sen-lincoln-takes-on-the-polls-and-the-tea-parties/

Massocca: Tea Party win might boost business mood
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/massocca-tea-party-win-might-boost-business-mood-2010-07-23

Michigan Tea party aims to teach constitution in schools
http://www.freep.com/article/20100723/NEWS01/100723017

Tea party groups plan rally to protest status as a political party (MI)
http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2010/07/23/news/doc4c4909bbf2f98425848017.txt

Ann Coulter Rips Into CBS For False Reporting on Tea Parties
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2010/07/23/ann-coulter-rips-cbs-false-reporting-tea-parties

Benicia's tea party keeps noise down (CA)
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_15593027

Constitutional coalition rallies support for candidates (CA)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_15589033

Friday, July 23, 2010

Ole Joe Biden says Tea Party is "generically angry"

If I had no other reason to question Barack Obama's judgement, I can say without equivocation that allowing Joe Biden to roam freely in public is reason enough to be very afraid for the future of my Country.

Link
Biden said it’s “understandable” that many Americans are angry about the nation's economic situation. But when voters start paying attention to what the GOP alternative is, Democratic prospects will improve.

"They don’t want to think about anything other than what's made them mad," Biden said. "Come September ... they're going to have to look at the alternatives and not just be generically angry."

White House says deficit to reach record $1.47 trillion

In a classic Friday afternoon bad news dump, the White House says:


Peter Orszag the Budget Director, who is getting the hell out of dodge with his pending resignation, in the understatement of all time, says:

the numbers represent a "fiscal situation that requires attention."

We are governed by a group bent on federal government financial suicide.

Marketwatch analyst: Tea Party win might boost business mood

(FYI, slide audio progress button to 11:30 for Tea Party Comments.)

Link
"Love 'em or hate 'em," a strong Republican or Tea Party showing in November might be a boon for Wall Street, according to Stephen Massocca of Wedbush Morgan. "I think it's going to make economic decision makers in private America feel more comfortable that the government isn't going to be tilting against them." Shorter term, "the beat goes on," says Massocca, as we hear from more companies meeting or beating earnings targets. And no wonder. He says the targets were set up that way.

Michigan Tea party aims to teach Constitution in schools

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With school districts’ permission, Tea Party members could give presentations similar to business classes offered by Junior Achievement, said Gene Clem, president of the Southwest Michigan Tea Party Patriots.

He said the idea is not to promote the Tea Party’s political views.

“What we’re afraid of is individuals really don’t know where liberty, freedom and their rights come from, how the Constitution was written, the pain that went through in the summer of 1787 to write that and get it approved,” Clem said during a taping of Michigan Public Television’s “Off the Record.”

National Tea Party News Headlines for Friday July 23

A Sampling of Tea Party News Headlines across the US

Rand Paul tells farmers they may face program cuts
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100722/ap_on_el_se/us_kentucky_senate_3

Netroots: Taking the Tea Party Seriously
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/07/22/netroots-taking-the-tea-party-seriously/

Pence: Tea Party Caucus gives people more access
http://heraldbulletin.com/local/x525981044/Pence-Tea-Party-Caucus-gives-people-more-access

Tea Party Cautious Toward Congressional Caucus
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/22/grassroots-tea-party-cautious-caucus-capitol-hill/

Teller Tea Party rallies July 31 (CO)
http://coloradocommunitynewspapers.com/articles/2010/07/22/courier_gold_rush/news/28_wp_tea_rally.txt

Does Fox News Fuel the Tea Party?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/20100723/ts_dailybeast/9123_doesfoxnewsfueltheteaparty_1

Chamber backs tea-party-favorite Rubio in Florida
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2012427424_apusfloridasenatechamber.html

Political Notebook: 'Tea party' group endorses Hune (MI)
http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20100723/NEWS01/100722023/

Local tea party leaders clash, future of Citizens for Liberty left uncertain (IA)
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news/49b1fcc6-9615-11df-a8d9-001cc4c002e0.html

Tea party favorite Sharron Angle back on Senate campaign to win over Nevada
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/22/AR2010072204078.html

The Tea Party's March Madness
http://motherjones.com/politics/2010/07/tea-partys-march-madness