Best Chris Matthews Video Ever

Video unreliable, also available at Newsbusters -> http://newsbusters.org/people/dana-loesch

Finally, someone succinctly makes the point that both sides of the political spectrum have their crazies, and that pigeonholing all the people that have problems with the health care legislation as radical or racist is intellectually dishonest. Best moment of the interview is when Chris Matthews mutters under his breath “this isn’t working.”


Dana Loesch Owns Chris Matthews in Debate About Tea Party Protests

Get Out Of Our House

Tea Party In Searchlight, Nevada Thousands Attend

Searchlight, Nevada hometown to Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate was the setting for a successful kick-off for the Tea Party Express and the Tea Party Patriots who travelled from all over the country to support it’s 42 city tour that will end in Washington D.C. on April 15, tax day deadline.

The organizers of the event estimated that 10,000 participants were expected to attend the event in Searchlight. 

The local media guessed that the attendance was around 7,000-8,000 participants that were gathered in this tiny town of a 1,000 residents. 

What was not taken into account was the thousands of people who tried to make their way to the event that was turned away at the roadblocks after this tiny little town was filled to capacity.  The estimates could have very well been 12,000 or more!

Sarah Palin was the guest speaker who drew the Tea Party Patriots to this sleepy little town, approximately 60 miles outside of Las Vegas.

Former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin did not disappoint her fellow Tea Party Patriots. 

” She told them Reid, fighting for re-election, is “gambling away our future.” “Someone needs to tell him, this is not a crapshoot,” Palin said.

“We’re not going to sit down and shut up. Thank you for standing up,” Palin said.

“Some of you are registered Republicans. Some of you are …what we used to call Reagan Democrats,” Palin said. “And some of you are like so many of my friends and my family, including my own husband, just independent, not registered in any party. Just true, blue-blooded Americans.”

Her speech thrilled the crowds of everyday Americans from all walks of life, Nevadans and those who travelled from across this great country, not just to be inspired by Sarah Palin,  but to join in an effort to take our beloved country back!

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Reported on 8 News Now article and video written in it’s entirety by AP

Thousands Gathered in Searchlight for Tea Party Rally

Posted: // Mar 27, 2010 2:03 PM CDT Updated: // Mar 28, 2010 9:06 PM CDT

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SEARCHLIGHT, NEV.  — Sarah Palin told thousands of tea party activists assembled in the dusty Nevada desert Saturday that Sen. Harry Reid will have to explain his votes when he comes back to his hometown to campaign.

The wind whipped U.S. flags behind the former Alaska governor as she stood on a makeshift stage, holding a microphone and her notes as she spoke to the cheering crowd. She told them Reid, fighting for re-election, is “gambling away our future.” “Someone needs to tell him, this is not a crapshoot,” Palin said.

About 7,000 people streamed into tiny Searchlight, a former mining town 60 miles south of Las Vegas, bringing American flags, “Don’t Tread on Me” signs and outspoken anger toward Reid, President Barack Obama and the health care overhaul.

Palin told them the big-government, big-debt spending spree of the Senate majority leader, Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is over.

“You’re fired!” Palin said.

A string of polls has shown Reid is vulnerable in politically moderate Nevada after pushing Obama’s agenda in Congress. His standing has also been hurt by Nevada’s double-digit unemployment and record foreclosure and bankruptcy rates.

The Searchlight native responded with sarcasm to the large crowd gathered in the hardscrabble town of about 1,000 he grew up in.

“I’m happy so many people came to see my hometown of Searchlight and spend their out-of-state money, especially in these tough economic times,” Reid said Saturday in a statement released through his Senate campaign. “This election will be decided by Nevadans, not people from other states who parachuted in for one day to have a tea party.”

Traffic on a highway leading into the town was backed up more than two miles Saturday afternoon as people gathered for the rally, which kicks off a 42-city bus tour that ends in Washington on April 15, tax day.

Cars and RVs filled the dusty area where the rally was held, as people set up lawn chairs and braced against the stiff wind whipping up dust clouds and blowing dozens of flags straight out.

The rally that’s been called a conservative Woodstock takes place just days after the historic health care vote that ushered in near-universal medical coverage and divided Congress and the nation. The vote was followed by reports of threats and vandalism aimed at some Washington lawmakers, mostly Democrats who supported the new law.

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, appeared after spending Friday and Saturday morning campaigning for Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who led the 2008 ticket.

Now a Fox News analyst and potential 2012 presidential candidate, Palin faced criticism after posting a map on her Facebook page that had circles and cross hairs over 20 Democratic districts. She also sent a tweet saying, “Don’t Retreat, Instead -RELOAD!”

She said Saturday she wasn’t inciting violence, just trying to inspire people to get involved.

“We’re not going to sit down and shut up. Thank you for standing up,” Palin said.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sent dozens of uniformed and plainclothes officers to patrol the crowd. Officer Jay Rivera said there was a report of a fistfight in the morning, but when police responded, they found nothing. He said there had been no arrests.

“So far it’s nice and peaceful,” Rivera said.

The tea party movement is a far-flung coalition of conservative groups angered by Washington spending, rising taxes and the growth and reach of government. It takes its name from the Boston Tea Party in 1773, when colonists dumped tea off English ships to protest what they considered unfair taxation by the British crown.

“Some of you are registered Republicans. Some of you are …what we used to call Reagan Democrats,” Palin said. “And some of you are like so many of my friends and my family, including my own husband, just independent, not registered in any party. Just true, blue-blooded Americans.”

Some people milling around at the rally wore old-fashioned costumes and carried drums, lending to a festival-like atmosphere.

Organizers had said up to 10,000 people might come; around 1 p.m., police estimated the crowd was about 7,000.

Leonard Grimes, a 70-year-old retired logger, said the nation is drifting toward socialism, and he’s not convinced Obama is eligible to be president.

“I’d like him to prove he’s an American citizen,” said Grimes, a registered independent who is originally from Michigan but now lives in Golden Valley, Ariz.

He called the health care bill “a joke, just another way to enslave the American public.”

Ketha Verzani, 60, said she came to the rally from her home in Las Vegas “to stand with those who want to clean house.”

The Republican opposes the health care bill and worries Americans are losing their rights, including parental rights and gun rights.

“It seems like every day more and more of our rights are being taken away,” Verzani said, sporting a Palin 2012 button to show support for the former Alaska governor who “doesn’t beat around the bush.”

Reid supporters set up a hospitality tent Saturday in the parking lot of a Searchlight casino, about a mile from the tea party rally. The Senate leader planned to spend part of the day at a new shooting range in Las Vegas with National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.

Luis Salvador, 55, an unemployed fire sprinkler fitter, drove down from Las Vegas to support Reid, who he said has done a lot for the state and doesn’t deserve the protest brought to his hometown.

“You don’t come to a man’s house and start creating a ruckus,” said Salvador, a registered independent. He and several others taped signs saying “Nevada Needs Harry Reid” to the side of a truck near the highway that runs through town.

Another Reid supporter, Judy Hill, 62, said she doesn’t understand the hatred of Reid. The longtime Democrat from Searchlight, said she thinks people just don’t know the man she calls a friend.

“They listen to the rhetoric. I think he’s very misunderstood and under-appreciated,” she said.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Injustice in the name of Justice

Another Rant By: BettyJean Kling

Judge Frederick W. Crow III and King Solomon’s Sword

No one would disagree that judges, by law, should put children’s best interests and safety foremost when they make decisions regarding care and custody.  So why would a judge not care that an Ohio County Public Children Services Agency substantiated child sexual abuse?  Why would any judge order a child into the care and custody of his or her alleged abuser?  And why would a judge punish a protective father or mother by throwing him/her in jail, depriving the child of a safe and loving parent? 

On July 24, 2009 Judge Frederick W. Crow III of the Scioto Count Court of Common Pleas denied Cherish Lewis’ request for a continuance of that day’s hearing, a continuance she desperately needed.  Several days before the hearing, Cherish fired her attorney upon learning he had represented the child’s father, the alleged abuser, in a case of “sexual abuse allegations involving a minor child”.  [see the March 11, 2010 Opinion] Judge Crow ignored Cherish Lewis’ plea to hear witness testimony and review the evidence and report from Scioto County Children’s Services substantiating her child was sexually abused and naming the father as the alleged perpetrator. When Cherish refused to give her daughter into the father’s care that day, Judge Crow ordered her to the Scioto County Jail.   While Cherish’s appeal was pending, her two young children were deprived of their mother for over eight and a half months.

 On March 11, 2010, the Ohio Fourth District Court of Appeals overturned Judge Crow’s decision, stating that Judge Crow “abused his discretion” when he denied Cherish Lewis’ reasonable request for a continuance and that there was “considerable prejudice done to Lewis.”  The Court of Appeals ordered her immediate release from the Scioto County Jail.  Cherish is free and her 5-year-old daughter is safe…but for how long?

 In its March 11, 2010 Opinion, The Fourth District Court of Appeals remanded this case back to Judge Crow’s court for further proceedings “consistent with this opinion.”   Judge Crow has now demanded, on penalty of contempt, that Cherish appear with her daughter at 11 am on Tuesday, March 30th for a status conference.  Based on Judge Crow’s prior abuse of discretion and the case history, we have little reason to hope that he will protect this child or act in her best interest on Tuesday.  On April 10, 2009 the Fourth District Court of Appeals overturned Judge Crow’s order granting the father custody, stating Judge Crow had abused his discretion in determining the best interest of the child.  Will this child’s best interest be honored on Tuesday?                                                     

 We fear that this “status conference” is Judge Crow’s next chance to wield King Solomon’s Sword:  either the child goes with the person she named in a substantiated child sexual abuse report or her mother goes to the Scioto County Jail AGAIN.  This time Cherish may not be able to successfully appeal the order and will be held in jail until she produces her daughter to the father, or in perpetuity. If she ran with her child she would not be able to continue the fight for Justice so she and her children can one day live a normal, happy life, free of abuse or on the run. Now she has attorneys who will present all of the evidence. Will Judge Crow let them?

If you were Cherish Lewis, what would you do?  And if you were that little girl, what would you be hoping for with all your heart?

             There is a simple, rational solution. The mother needs to be able to show up with her daughter as ordered by the court with faith in the system. Faith that Judge Crow will act in the best interest of the child and suspend visitation with the father until ALL evidence and witness testimony of neglect, physical, sexual abuse, as well as prior substance abuse issues of the father have been heard before making a decision to place this child with him and putting her at risk of abused for a third time.  This father has a history. The ONLY thing this mother has ever done is try to protect her child.

Justice For Children – DC

1875 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 710 Washington, DC 20009

202-462-4688 voice ~ 815-301-5516 fax ~ www.justiceforchildren.org

Louisa

By BettyJean Kling and Louisa

My Louisa is making very big progress — I don’t even know where to start.

I have her brushing her hair and doing sign language and snapping her fingers and well she hugs and kisses her mommy and rubs my face and back with tenderness.

I guess you know she got the trach out because I taught her to flip the Dr. the bird right?

Well anyway I now know that she has sight and can mimic hand motions that she sees however, they are delayed. I am very excited.

Lou and I have come a very long way and I am so excited – I can hardly write this!

WE were able to get the attention and finally some help when I stopped the ER Dr. from inserting the Trach for the 5th time – I burst into the ER screaming that they had no permission to reinsert that damned thing she keeps ripping out of her throat.

The Dr. tried to remove me but I insisted that Lou could communicate and then Louisa got the chance to prove it. We were in blizzard conditions and no one was there but Lou and me – no one to stop us now!

Lou could say no (I do not want it reinserted) with 1 finger then yes (she was sure) with 2 fingers and finally flip the bird (can you hear me now) to assure the Dr. who then understood.

Indeed the Dr. understood and when the Dr. acknowledged as much – Lou placed her hand over her throat and managed a faint smile!

That did it and we were on our way! The Dr.’s they came in one after the other for days warning us what might happen and continued to warn us. They frightened us and gave us every warning they could muster but Louisa and I braved onward. I knew if she ripped it out 5 times she either could live without it or rather not live and I was damned well going to give her – her dignity. Over the next 9 days in that hospital – I barely left her side.

Since then Lou and I have managed to show them all the things we have been working on every night for a nearly a year. Louisa had earned the right to have services reinstated and NOW she finally is receiving; PT, OT and last Thursday we started speech therapy finally! After one year of solitary confinement, no therapy and never leaving her room Louisa is off life support machines, the trach, and has gone outdoors into the sunshine and yesterday I took her out of her room to meet the other patients she has lived in residence with for one year and has never met. I have made many friends there and now they know who else it is I have been visiting all year.

Part of the plan for now is that I accompany her because Lou is not yet responding to anyone else but me so I must be present but I will teach her to be comfortable with others and if not – then I will gladly stand by her side till we make it together over that finish line. Louisa and I are coming home one day.

Scott Brown on GMA

From The Far Left Radicals To The Extreme Far Right

Many of us at The Majority United – RIDS, Republicans, Independents and Democrats belong to the Tea Party groups.

Those of us who belong to the Tea Party know that these are true “grass roots” Americans who love their families and love their country and who believe that our beloved country is heading down the wrong road! 

Yes, we hate “taxation without representation”, but we understand that in order to run the government that some taxation is necessary, but what is happening in our country with some of the wrong choices that are being made by this administration and congress is reprehesible and those in Washington D.C. is flat out not listening to the People!

These men and women in congress, who were sent to do the People’s business have committed the inexcusable act of refusing to listen to their very own constituents, who voted for them and placed them into office.

This is a betrayal to the American people! 

It is because of these hardworking Americans and their concerted efforts that America exists! 

What is happening throughout this country with attacks that are being personally directed at the congress men and women in both parties, Democrats and Republicans was coming from “fringe groups” of the extreme far right, not the Tea Party groups as some of the far left radicals would like you to believe!

“Voter Imposed Term Limits” to rectify the unsatisfactory job of all in congress, regardless of gender or Party affiliation to unseat, remove, bounce or “kick the bums to the curb” in the 2010 Nov. 2  Mid Term election and beyond, until we remove all of the corruption in Washington!

Physical violence against the “ignorant politicians” is not the answer and it only makes things worse and it is contrary to what most law abiding Americans believe!

First, we have the Democrats taking a “swing” at the Republicans by accusing them of instigating the attacks against, Rep Gabrielle Gifford (D-AZ), House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Rep. Tom Perriello’s brother Bo Perriello.

http://congress.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/03/24/capitol-police-chief-meets-with-democrats-after-security-threats-following-health-vote/

Secondly, we have the far left radicals accusing the Tea Parties of being responsible for these attacks!  FALSE allegations!

Third, you have an attack of Republicans  House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R- VA) and Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) and who can the far left radicals blame now?

http://congress.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/03/25/republicans-target-of-threats-and-violence-from-health-care-debate/

Where exactly were the far left radicals when they were burning effigies of Bush and Palin?  Where exactly were the far left radicals when Hillary was being denigrated? 

And yes, as you have all guessed, the storyline is that neither Republicans or the Tea Party was responsible for the acts committed against the Democrats! 

As for the acts against the Republicans, who knows? It makes one wonder how the Democrats feel about the fingers being pointed their way?

The “fringe group” the extreme far right,  Mike Vanderboegh’s – Militant group accepts responsibility and it all started with an article in his Sipsey Street Irregulars blogspot.

http://www.myfoxillinois.com/dpps/news/dpgoh-mike-vanderboegh-urges-protesters-to-throw-bricks-fc-20100325_6741726

As we have the radical far left, we also have the extreme far right with the majority of law abiding Americans falling in the middle, between these two radical and extreme groups.

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