Buzz: National Strike January 20, 2010

We’re hearing some talk about a national strike on January 20, 2010 to coincide with King Zero’s state of the union speech.

While it remains to be seen if this idea goes anywhere, Conservative Nation supports this idea and encourages all our readers to participate and spread the word.

Stay tuned…

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-Cnation

Rep Steve King (R-IA) is calling for a second Capitol ‘house call’ on Saturday 11/7/09 in an attempt to stop Pelosicare from passing the house.

As of right now, Nancy Pelosi does not have the votes she needs to get her 1,990 page bill ( download here ) through the house. A combination of Tuesday’s elections (where Republicans slaughtered Obama in VA and NJ), dwindling public support, yesterday’s protest at the Capitol by upwards of 10,000 people and today,s new unemployment numbers have made the Blue Dogs and other Democratic congressmen/women very, very nervous about their future and what may happen to it if they continue to support this bill. This is in addition to those Democrats who oppose it for other reasons.

At the same time, Nancy Pelosi is doing everything she can – twisting arms, promising favors, whatever it takes – to coerce their vote from them.

The main difference between Pelosi and us in regards to the wavering congressmen – besides the fact that she’s both batshit crazy and pure evil – is that she cant fire them. We can, and we need to make sure they understand that in no uncertain terms.

I know this is a tremendous amount to ask in light of so many of you making the trip to DC just a day ago, but this is that important.

Here’s Rep. King’s press release:

November 6, 2009

Second “House Call” Press Conference Planned For Saturday

Congressman Steve King today made the following statement calling on American citizens to come to Washington this weekend to stop a government takeover of health care.

“Nancy Pelosi and Washington liberals cannot ignore what transpired yesterday in Washington. Americans from every state stormed Capitol Hill. They took over the Hill. And they loudly chanted ‘Kill this bill!’

“We can kill this bill and stop the government takeover of health care. We need the help of every American willing to stand up for freedom and liberty. I urge all Americans who oppose this bill to come to Washington tomorrow morning and join us to stop this bill.”

Tomorrow at one p.m. Congressman King will join his Republican colleagues and Americans from across the nation seeking to have their voices heard in the health care debate for a second House Call press event. Republicans and other participants will deliver a message that the American people reject a government takeover of health care.

What: Second Health Care “House Call” on Washington

Who: Republican Members of Congress
Americans concerned about our health care future
Other Guests – TBA

When: Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.

Where: East Egg of U.S. Capitol (see map below)

Associated Files:

Please be there if you can.

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-Cnation

Leftist Protesters Arrested At Joseph Lieberman’s Office

Jeez, you mean it wasn’t those crazed, fringe right-wingers?

Shocker.

From the Hartford Courant:

UConn student among those arrested at protest at Lieberman’s DC office

Nine health-care reform proponents were arrested this morning when they refused to leave Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s Washington office.

Among the arrestees was Brittany Florio, a student at the University of Connecticut. UConn grad John Mohrbacher was also charged.

The protesters are part of a group called Mobilization for Healthcare for All, which has organized civil disobedience actions in cities across the nation.

The group targeted Lieberman’s office because he indicated he would filibuster any healthcare bill that contains a public health insurance option.

“We’re focusing on him because he has said he would block the bill,” said Jason Ortiz, a UConn student from Norwich who is acting as the group’s spokesman.

The protesters entered Lieberman’s office at 9:45 this morning. They asked to speak with the senator, but were told he was not available.

Ortiz said the protestors came to Lieberman’s office to demand the senator return all the campaign contributions he received from Aetna through the years.

They were asked to leave and when they refused, Lieberman’s staff contacted police, Ortiz said. The protesters were still being processed early this afternoon. Ortiz said he did not know what the exact charge was, but said he believes it was criminal trespass.

What a bunch of pathetic, ignorant losers.

Interestingly enough, upwards of 10,000 conservative protesters show up and not a single incident. How ’bout that?

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-Cnation

Heritage: 10,000 Rally Against Obamacare

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U.S. CAPITOL WEST STEPS – Last Thursday a call went out from talk radio to conservatives to gather today, at noon, for a press conference on Obamacare.

Over 10,000 people have shown up so far to raise their concerns about the health care discussions currently under way. We are halfway in the middle of the crowd and can barely see podium with all the signs, people, and flags. These protesters are fired up.

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One correction though, the call did not come from talk radion, but from Rep Michele bachmann on Hannity’s cable show on Fox last Thursday evening.

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-Cnation

From Gateway Pundit:  It’s On and IT’S MASSIVE– “Kill the Bill Rally” In DC!

Here’s a live thread at Free republic

Click here to watch LIVE on CSPAN-3

Sign of the year

Sign of the year

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-Cnation

Obama Visits San Francisco, Greeted With TEA Party

Barack Obama stopped over in San Fransisco yesterday evening and was greeted by several hundred protesters.

In San Fransisco.

I’m floored.

And encouraged.

The City Square has the whole story.

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Photo courtesy city square

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-Cnation

Pictures from the 9/12/2009 Taxpayer March On Washington, DC

Hey Barry, can you hear us now?

Hey Barry, can you hear us now?

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Glenn Beck’s Racist White Rally?

When did this become Glenn Beck’s rally?

Is it because the far left, apparently unaccustomed to taking to the streets without first receiving a telephone call with direct marching orders (and in recent incidences, a call followed by a paycheck) from OFA, ACORN, HCAN, their unions or the like, still can’t come to terms with the fact that normal everyday Americans have the ability, means and desire to act of their own free will? Is the only way they can make sense of it to point to some perceived enemy of theirs and say “he’s the one who’s making them do it”, as though Beck is some sort of conservative pied piper? Frankly, I think it’s amazing how much power and influence they ascribe to a man who they roundly consider to be little more than a buffoon in clown shoes.

Or – and this is where my money lies – is it simply another pathetically weak attempt to marginalize a growing movement that’s making them increasingly uneasy?

Not that a single member of the far left will listen, but here it is for the record – we’re not here because Glenn Beck told us to be here, you mental midgets, we’re here because we want and need to be. We’re here because the far left of the democrat party has given us no choice but to be here. If Glenn Beck didn’t exist, we’d still be here, just as active, vocal, determined and committed.

We didn’t join him, he joined us.

And let’s be really honest for a second – you’ll never openly admit it, but deep down you really do know it’s not about Beck.

On calling it a “racist white movement”:

It’s a shame – and I mean that with sincerity and a great deal of sadness -  that such a large percentage of black Americans have been programmed to believe by their so-called ‘leaders’ like Jackson, Sharpton, the radical churches, and even (especially) ‘do-gooders’ like Ted Kennedy – quite possibly the single greatest enemy that black America has ever had – that they aren’t good enough or smart enough to be self-sufficient, and that the only way up and out for them is through entitlement programs, welfare, affirmative action, and now, socialized medicine and the idea that everyone’s entitled not just to equal opportunity, but equal outcome as well. 45 years of this unconscionable lie and the democratic policies it embraces has led to the massive decimation of the black community that we see today.

It is no surprise then that we don’t see more black faces at the rallies. There are some…I wish there were more. Three of the most popular speakers at the DC rally were black – Lloyd marcus (OK, not a speaker per se, but his re-lyricizing of New York, New Yorky, schlocky as it was, got the crowd going), the Rev C.L. Bryant (whose speech was probably the most passionate and motivating of the day and whom the crowd went -nuts- for. Video as soon as I can find one), and Angela McGlowan, who spoke of the damage black politicians and ‘leaders’ are doing do race relations in our country.

Those who call us racists are being either willfully ignorant, blatantly dishonest, or both about what’s going on here. They lash out because they have nothing else; the facts are against them, and to engage in a substantive argument would expose them as the vicious, spineless racist bigots they themselves truly are.

The far left wants you to believe that black Americans are excluded from our events, that we simply don’t want them there. The fact is, nothing can be further from the truth. If you take an honest look at who spends an inordinate amount of time separating people out by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual proclivities, etc..and I mean an honest look, you’ll quickly come to realize how hypocritical and completely full of shit the left has been and continues to be on this issue. The left has a vested interest in keeping the people of this nation divided – that’s what gives them their power – , and throwing the race/gender/ethnicity/ card out there at every opportunity continues to be one of their most effective methods of perpetuating that division.

As I’ve written here before, we welcome everyone:

Posted April 13th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I’ve been reading about how the left is starting to play the race card with regards to the tea party protests cropping up all across America. Michelle Malkin reports on how sensationalist race baiter Geraldo Rivera commented on how he’s “never seen any people of color” at the tea parties.

To those who choose to believe Geraldo and those like him, I ask you to consider just one simple thing – who, specifically, is telling “people of color” that they’re not welcome at these protests? If you’re honest with yourself with the answer, you may just start to realize how you are being played by the race hustlers.

Here’s a fact: ALL Americans are welcome at these tea party protests, as well as to any other organized or disorganized gatherings we may have in the future.

Unlike the left, we do not care what race, creed or color our fellow Americans are. We do not need to ’stock’ our protests with ringers in order to play or pander to any particular demographic. We are protesting because we care about the future of America for ALL Americans, not just for some little select group.

Unlike the left, we are honest about who we are, what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it.

Don’t let the race hustlers like Geraldo and Acorn con you on this one – this isn’t a ‘white’ thing, it’s an ‘everyone’ thing. The current level, direction, and sheer wastefulness of government spending is an outrage that should be shared by all Americans. And believe me, when the bill comes due for the current administration’s wild, reckless spending spree, every last one of us, whether black, white, Christian, Muslim, conservative, liberal, etc… will be asked forced to ante up.

Please, come join us. We’d love to have you.

The black men, women and children at yesterday’s rally were, to us, just men, women, and children. They were not ‘African-Americans”, they were not ‘black Americans’, they were just Americans, and I was honored to stand with them.

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-Cnation

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Scared Liberals in Attack Mode

I just posted the following at some far left blog after finding, for the umpteenth time this morning, yet another venom-filled attack on the people who attended the 9/12 rally in DC yesterday by some far-left whackjob. I don’t know what the hell is wrong with these people. They’re even trying to claim that pictures of yesterdays event in DC were faked.

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Amazing, the amount of…I dunno, trying to be polite here so won’t call it nutjobbery…let’s call it ‘distorted perception’ one can stumble upon by a simple google search for ‘DC crowd estimates’. Seems there are a lot of nervous liberals out there today posting feverishly in an attempt to discredit the very real, very organic movement against the Obama administration’s radical policies and ‘drunken sailor’ spending.

Yes, we know Bush was bad too, but this administration was the proverbial straw.

Try as you may to make this about protecting the rich, about Palin/McCain, about hate and racism (which is the left’s stock-in-trade, not ours), it’s not working.

The speakers at the DC rally yesterday included Rev C.L. Bryant, Mason Weaver, Deneen Borelli and Lloyd Marcus. Look them up, and try to resist the urge to call then “uncle toms”, “sellouts”, or “oreos”.

Instead, try calling them Americans. Like we do.

Whoops, almost forgot. here is a shot of some right wing racist hatemongers clamoring to shake the hand of the aforementioned Mr. Weaver:

9/12 Rally Attendees Greet Mason Weaver

9/12 Rally Attendees Greet Mason Weaver

-Cnation

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Hundreds of Obamabots Bussed In To Raleigh, NC Pro-Obamacare Rally

Update: Welcome Instapundit Readers!

In Raleigh, NC this morning, HCAN held a pro-Obamacare rally at the state capital. I was among a relatively small but vocal group of counterprotestors stationed across the street. At our peak, we numbered about 70, and most of us stayed through the entire event.

The pro-healthcare crowd was several hundred strong, and for good reason – they arrived in at least three and possibly 4 full-sized tour buses (see pics below). One of the buses came in from Wilmington, which is a couple of hours away, and while I have no idea where the others came from, they sure as hell weren’t from around here.

Two of the buses were parked right around the corner and down the block, so it was no big feat of detective work to follow the o-bots back to them at the rally’s end. The other two (that I saw) were parked in a lot another couple of blocks back, but I lost track of them after they pulled out so can’t say for certain if they were both O-bot vehicles. No matter though,two buses, four buses, whatever…. it’s just further proof that these pro-Obamacare organizers fear what their rallies would look like if they didn’t bring their own crowd.

Their rally was predictable – a few speakers whose job it was to play the emotional angle, a couple more telling the crowd why they deserved free healthcare, and the requisite incindiary black preacher-type who I was told but unable to confrm was president of the Durham NAACP chapter. This man in particular drew loud boos from our side of the street when he invoked the name of God in his insistence on free insurance on the backs of taxpayers. Real fire-and-brimstone crap from this guy, sort of like Rev. Wright without the overt racism.

Oh, and there were many, many identical pre-printed signs.

What struck me about the pro-obamacare crowd was how completely willing they were to disregard the consequences and realities of taxpayer-funded government-run healthcare. It was all about what they were entitled to, what they deserved, how the billionaire insurance companies were allowing them to die in the streets, etc, etc…a real mix of fantasy-land sensationalism and pie-in-the-sky nonsense. It really leads one to wonder – and I say this with absoutely no malice – just how tenouous a grasp on reality the bulk of these people have.

One in particular caught my attention (sorry, no pic) – this one guy spent a large portion of the rally facing and waving a dollar bill at us from across the street. Try as I may, I was totally unable to figure out what his point was. If the cops weren’t doing such a good job of keeping our two sides separated, I might have gone over to him and pointed out that the people looking for a handout were behind him, not in front of him.

Our people were awesome, of course. The signs were good and the passion strong. If I have one concern, it’s that we need to get better organized. This sentiment was shared by several other people I spoke with, and the general feeling was – based on turnout at past events – that if the communication had been better, we could have turned out significantly more people. This is something I am going straight to work on tonight.

A couple of personal notes: On the way back and forth between bus parking areas to get pictures of the O-bots ‘grassroots’ transportation after the rally’s end, I had a couple of interactions with some of the pro-reform people. The first one, an older black woman, was having trouble holding on to her armload of pro-obamacare signs on her way back to her car, dropping one in the process. As I passed, she asked if I could help her out and I did. She dropped another, and I got that one for her as well. Just two human beings who had both just minutes before been screaming at each other from different sides of the street, now pleasantly and peacefully interacting with each other. I was struck by the sheer normalcy of the moment. Yes, I left it alone.

A few minutes later, a small group of obamacare people walked past me in the opposite direction when one of the women, carrying a pro-reform sigh, said to me “can I get a thumbs-up?” I said “nope”, and kept on walking. After a few more paces though, I turned around and called over to her. When she turned around, I told her that I didn’t mean to be rude, and that however this healthcare disaster shakes that it will need to work for everyone. She said “me too, so how about a thumbs-up”, but I responded “not as long as you’re still carrying that sign”, and we went on our respective ways.

If there’s an aspect to this whole thing that I am having trouble dealing with, it’s how this administration’s far-left policies and aspirations have normal Americans choosing sides and at each others throats. At one crosswalk, it was me and about a half-dozen obamacare people and it was just….I dunno….weird. I don’t like having to size up my fellow citizens as friend or foe, but I guess that’s just where we’re at right now in Obama’s Amerika. I long for the day when the aforementioned ‘normalcy’ returns to our society, but I also know that those days may well be behind us.

No matter how troubling I find our current situation or how it weighs on me personally though, I will continue to fight for and defend what I know to be right, because it’s about so much more than just me. It’s about a future for my wife, my kids, my friends, family, city, state and country. It’s about joining with my fellow patriots to stomp out the flames of tyranny before they become a bonfire. It’s about restoring greatness to a nation being brought to its knees by an element -  fronted by a smooth-talking con man – whose goal is to take over industry, destroy capitalism and the free market, and to take from those who produce and contribute to give to those who do neither.

Next weekend I’ll be installing a new timing belt, water pump, crank and cam seals and valve cover gasket on my ancient Corolla in preparation for the trip to DC on September 12. A strong showing here can not only help kill  HR3200 (and HR676) once and for all, but put congress and the white house on notice that we will not be disregarded any more. Lest we forget, amnesty is next.

Two Obamacare buses down the block from the rally

Two Obamacare buses down the block from the rally

Obamabots boarding the bus post-rally

Obamabots boarding the bus post-rally

More Obots board the bus

More O-bots board the bus

Another Obamacare bus around the corner

Another Obamacare bus around the corner

Close up shot of the above bus

Close up shot of the above bus

Patriots! About 70 at our peak.

Patriots! About 70 at our peak.

A Patriot caling for some common sense.

A Patriot calling for a simple plan that will work.

Patriots!

Patriots!

Patriots!

Patriots!

Apparently the drama club got out early today. The dork on the right obviously has no clue whatsoever as to the irony of his sign.

Apparently the drama club got out early today. The misguided soul on the right is oblivious to the irony of his sign, which reads "Let them eat Advil".

Patriots!

Patriots!

Patriots!

Patriots!

O-bots display their lovingly-crafted and totally original grassroots signs.

O-bots display their lovingly-crafted and totally original grassroots signs.

Spotted on the way out, an Obamacare sign in the trash. Yup, that about sums it up.

Spotted on the way out, an Obamacare sign in the trash. Yup, that about sums it up.

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-Cnation