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Press Release for Nebraska Tea Party "Pork" Protest Rally

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Nebraskans to Conduct Protest Rally in Front of Sen. Ben Nelson’s Office Tommorow

Sunday, March 15 at 2:00PM

For additional information regarding event visit http://nebraskateaparty.wordpress.com/

A group of concerned Nebraska citizens has organized a Rally to be conducted this Sunday, March 15, at 2:00PM in front of Senator Ben Nelson’s office in downtown Lincoln. The primary purpose of the Rally is to send a message to the Senator regarding his key role in passing and his “Yes” vote on the Stimulus Bill that was signed by President Obama on February 17. This group’s overall mission is to encourage public policy that promotes limited government, free markets, and individual liberty.

To get the word out about the Rally, the organizers have appeared on a few talk radio programs, promoted through many venues on the internet, made phone calls, sent emails, and have traveled throughout the area distributing business-sized cards with all pertinent event information.

Attendees are being asked to bring a can of “PORK” & Beans to the Rally to show their dismay about the number of unnecessary spending programs that were included in the bill. The collected can goods will be donated to a local food pantry or family shelter.

The group of organizers wish to provide their fellow Nebraskans an opportunity to have their voices heard and show them they are not alone in their deep concern about the reckless spending, rewards for failure, and inclusion of unrevealed increased government regulation and intrusion into the lives of all Americans that has been assured by the passage of the Stimulus Bill, TARP, mortgage rescue plan, and other bills recently and currently before Congress.

Particularly, the Rally is intended to send a message to Sen. Ben Nelson, who played a key role in assuring the Stimulus Bill’s passage through his negotiations with the only Republican Senators who voted for the bill; Snow, Collins, and Specter. When initial details of the Stimulus were presented to the House of Representatives, Sen. Nelson expressed concern. For example, during a Jan. 30th interview, “Nelson emphasized to [Fox News's Bill] Hemmer that he’s not  ‘as concerned’ about the size of the bill, but that some of ‘the actual ingredients within the program’ were only ‘marginally stimulative’.

(1)Despite Sen. Nelson’s initial statements and great show of making improvements, the final version of the bill was changed very little from the original. The Congressional Budget Office’s review noted that the bill, at best, may provide a short term jolt to the economy, but would ultimately be more harmful than doing nothing at all .**

(2). It is problematic that Sen. Nelson was at no point concerned about the bill’s “size”, considering the amount of debt and unfunded obligations the United States has been accumulating. The stated National Debt is almost $11 Trillion dollars, which is nearly  $14 Trillion, the amount of GDP for a fiscal year.*

(3). Unfunded obligations which included Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, bailouts, and amounts at risk in further guarantees now total nearly $60 Trillion***.

(4). In order to fund the Feb. 17 Stimulus Bill, the government must borrow from foreign countries and the Treasury must print more money. This endangers the U.S. credit rating, ensures higher taxes in the future, and will almost certainly lead to very high inflation; which is just another form of taxation.


* Thing Progress Post, January 30, 2009 includes video embed, Sen. Nelson interview: http://thinkprogress.org/2009/01/30/nelson-stimulus-bill/

**Washington Times Article, “CBO: Obama Stimlus Harmful Over Long Haul”, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/04/cbo-obama-stimulus-harmful-over-long-haul/

***Institute for Truth in Accounting http://www.truthin08.org

****CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html

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No Wonder the Democratic Party's Symbol is an….A#$!

What a shocker….many Democrats are RUDE!

Is anyone else completely fed up with many members of that so oft self-described “tolerant”  party besides myself? While many conservatives are cowering in the corner, afraid to open their mouths for fear of being called “racist”, “sexist”, “homophobic”, “religious freak”, “stupid”, “crazy”, “bitter”, an on and on and on…..The blue party of the donkey, a.k.a the a$$, seems to have a disproportionate number of neanderthals in its ranks. Why don’t their fellow members call them out?

I know, I know: It’s the Hypocrisy, Stupid

I personally observed some very classy behavior from a group of Obama-Biden protesters just this Sunday, October 5, in Omaha, Nebraska. This lovely bunch took out time from their Sunday afternoon and evening to stand across the street from the ever-growing line of Palin supporters to what end, one can only guess. Many of the signs were childishly insulting.

Wonder if Madeleine Albright meant these kind of women?
Wonder if Madeleine Albright meant these kind of women?

Those of us out here in fly-over country aren’t accustomed to protesters (except occasionally near the University of Nebraska at Lincoln campus).  Besides a number of insulting signs, which were, interestingly enough, largely wielded by women, this nice group of folks took the opportunity to periodically shout nonsense across the street. While we Palin supporters were waiting in line, some of us chatted about the silliness of it all. To the woman in front of me, I queried, “Why aren’t there ever any Republican protesters?” While it was essentially a moot question, she replied that we have better sense, and better things to do with our time, apparently.

In addition to witnessing this group of classless rabble personally, there are some recent examples of similar rabble-like behavior by Democrat public figures and their entourages.

Last night, after the Presidential Debate in Nashville, Senator Claire McCaskill exemplified a high-degree of class when she handed Gov. Mitt Romney the earpiece she had just finished using when interviewed on MSNBC, as he was up next.

“I spit on this before I put it in,” she said to Romney, with a sweet smile.

Politico’s Ben Smith witnessed the exchange. You can read the full blurb here. You will note that McCaskill’s spokesperson later tried to explain away McCaskill’s remark, but apparently Mr. Smith was predisposed to believe McCaskill has a habit of behaving this way. How ladylike she seems to be.

What is definitely more interesting is a post by CBS reporter Dean Reynolds on his “Reporter’s Notebook” on October 7. After having traveled with the Obama campaign for over twelve months, he is now traveling with the McCain campaign. The comparison he draws between the two operations is not flattering to Obama and Company.

I find it interesting that Mr. Reynolds didn’t comment about the incident on June 7 wherein press members were packed onto the campaign plane, left to sit on the run way, and then flown to Chicago, only to be told mid-air that Barack Obama was not on the plane. They had been misled into believing otherwise earlier. The linked New York Times article doesn’t quite convey the level of anger many in the press felt at the time. The deliberate subterfuge was intended to provide cover for a secret meeting with Sen. Hillary Clinton, Obama’s close rival in the Democratic primaries.

While neither a reporter nor a Democrat, I found the entire June 7 incident distasteful simply because it made me wonder how much subterfuge a President Obama might engage in to hide events?

Besides finding oafish behavior, well, just plain, oafish, I also find it sad and frustrating. We’re constantly being lectured to by pundits and even some politicians about “bi-partisanship”. We’re told that we have to find “common ground” and “make compromises”. I don’t know about anyone else, but I have not intention of finding common ground nor making compromises with people who don’t know how to behave civilly.

Conservatives had better learn quickly that there is no point in cowering in the corner. They will be called every name in the book, shouted at, and degraded simply for being….well, conservative.