November 8, 2009

There will be a revolt – one way or another

Filed under: health care,Uncategorized — tommoriarty @ 1:27 am
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The house has passed the Democrat desired heath care take-over

Let me be very succinct on this issue – this is a theft of freedom. And there will be a revolt of one kind or another. The first line of resistance is the US Senate. If the Senate cannot prevent this debacle, then the next line of resistance would be the ballot box. If a new paradigm now reigns – a paradigm where a majority of people can expect to vote benefits to themselves at the expense of a minority of the people – then a revolt at the ballot box will fail.

But I believe there are enough people in the country who will feel this assault on their freedom so acutely that they will find other means of revolt. And these are the very people who form the bedrock of the economy, and have the resources to force a change.

I can’t predict how this revolt will self-organize or what specific events will transpire. But big things will happen.


September 16, 2009

Jon Caldara, Denver 912 protest, 9/12/09

Filed under: debt,deficit,health care,spending,Tea Party — tommoriarty @ 7:25 am
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John Caldara is the President of the Indpendence Institutein Golden, Colorado, talk show host on850 KOA, the host of Independent Thinking on PBS’ KBDI Channel 12.  Visit his blog, The Cauldron.

Here is his complete speech at the Denver 912 protest on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol building.

Part 1

Part 2

August 26, 2009

$150 reward for the identification of this man

Filed under: health care,Tea Party — tommoriarty @ 10:24 pm
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I am offering $150 for first person to provide me with the correct identification of this man. 

Who is this person?

  Who is this person?


I attended the Denver Tea Party on April 15 with my wife and two of my kids.  I estimate that there were more than 5000 people there. They were loud and determined, but orderly and well-behaved.  Ages ranged from toddlers to old-timers.  I took a lot of pictures of people holding signs, placards and banners, conversing briefly with many of them, and found them to be polite and accommodating.   If you are interested, you can see some of them at the end of  my video of the event.

But the guy in the picture above bothered me.  I suspected at the time that he was there as a plant to make the conservative tea partiers look bad.  He carried the only profane sign that I saw among hundreds of signs.  I took his picture and put it in my archive in case I ever chose to pursue the question.  The Maurice Schwenkler window smashing attack  on the Denver Democratic party headquarters piqued my interest again.

I am willing to concede that this person may be a conservative jerk.  Out of 5000 people there had to be at least one.  But my guess is that he was not a conservative at all.   If I am wrong I will admit it and drop the question.

So, upon confimation of his identity, I will give $150 to the first person who has given me the information I need to identify this man.  Any information about his political affiliations will also be appreciated.

August 25, 2009

Billy Tauzin’s deal with Obama

Filed under: health care,hypocrisy,Obama,Uncategorized — tommoriarty @ 2:43 pm
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Do you remember when candidate Barack Obama was going to save us from the evil drug companies and their lobbyists?  Maybe this campaign ad, titled “Billy,” will help spur your memory:

Here are the exact words from the ad:

Barack Obama: The pharmaceutical industry wrote into the prescription drug plan that Medicare could not negotiate with drug companies. And you know what the chairman of the committee, who pushed the law through went to work for the pharmaceutical industry making 2 million dollars a year.

 Imagine that.

 That’s an example of the same old game playing in Washington. You know I don’t want to learn how to play the game better, I want to put an end to the game playing.

The reason this campaign ad was titled “Billy” is because the “chairman of the committee, who pushed the law through” is named Billy Tauzin.  Tauzin is now the chief executive officer of the  Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, known as PHaRMA.  Back when Obama was still a candidate the National Journal noted

NBC News/National Journal reporter Aswini Anburajan reports that the spot comes directly from Obama’s stump speech and that Tauzin’s story is Obama’s favorite example of how lobbyists interfere with policymaking in Washington.

Really?  I guess that explains why Obama just made an $80 billion dollar deal with the very same lobbyist,  Billy Tauzin, promising to block Medicare from negotiating with drug companies, doing the exact same thing he was critical of in his campaign ad.  Will the Obama zombies twist themselves into pretzels trying to justify this?  Or will they be victims of the main stream media and simply never know it happened?

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