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Anti-Stimulus [Tea Party] Protests Sprout Up
InvestorsBusinessDaily ^ | 2/20/09 | DAVID HOGBERG

Posted on 02/21/2009 7:17:13 AM PST by Sammy67

Holding signs reading "Stimulate Business, Not Government," "Families Against Porkulus" and "Say No To Generational Theft," protesters opposed to the $787 billion stimulus package have been mobilizing across the country.

It started last Monday in Seattle, then moved Tuesday to Denver, where President Obama signed the stimulus bill into law. That was followed by another one in Mesa, Ariz., where Obama unveiled a mortgage rescue plan.

Another protest was planned for Saturday outside the office of Rep. Dennis Moore in Overland Park, Kan. The Democrat voted for the stimulus. His office didn't return calls seeking comment.

A New Populism?

As unemployment soars and anger over Wall Street bailouts mounts, public outrage will seek an outlet. Populism could go in many directions — and could easily ebb when the economy revives.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


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1 posted on 02/21/2009 7:17:13 AM PST by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67
These really won't matter until they start burning down offices of politicians that voted for the debt/pork packages...
2 posted on 02/21/2009 7:21:05 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Sammy67

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyPcRGvtu18<

A “Stimulus” video well worth the time!

If you’d like 3 semester hours of education on Economics in 11 minutes, please take the time.


3 posted on 02/21/2009 7:21:18 AM PST by G Larry (Obama care means dying in line!)
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To: 2banana

Let’s start with Specter, Collins and Snowe.


4 posted on 02/21/2009 7:22:32 AM PST by Obadiah (Party - my house - on December 22, 2012!)
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To: Sammy67
Are these conservatives protesting the pork-u-us, or are they Dems with buyer's remorse?
5 posted on 02/21/2009 7:24:37 AM PST by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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To: Sammy67
Thank you for these car sign ideas.

Right now, I have the picture of B.Hussein on a pig with the PORKULUS (like Ben Hur) and the comment "Hey, B.O. - AMERICAN'S WANT TAX CUTS"

and

B. HUSSEIN OBAMA (next line) DEMOCRAT. SOCIALIST. PUPPET.

It's working out well. Dems are weenies...none of them have the crust to do anything but shake their heads when they drive by. It's comical.

6 posted on 02/21/2009 7:26:53 AM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: G Larry

Wow what a LOT of work and well done.


7 posted on 02/21/2009 7:34:59 AM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: Sammy67

It started last Monday in Seattle,

That is amazing. Seattle is a bastion of liberal die hards.


8 posted on 02/21/2009 7:37:50 AM PST by chainsaw (The Democrat Party = The Party of Corruption.)
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To: Obadiah

“Specter, Collins and Snowe”

Hot tar, feathers and a rail, I’m just sayin’...


9 posted on 02/21/2009 7:37:56 AM PST by Camel Joe ("All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others"- The Pigs)
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To: Sammy67; Jim Robinson; Just A Nobody

Ni ut started when we freeped Specter in DC!


10 posted on 02/21/2009 7:40:21 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: NordP

I just found the link here at FR and want to effectively promote it.


11 posted on 02/21/2009 7:43:35 AM PST by G Larry (Obama care means dying in line!)
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To: G Larry

Promote away....this needs to be seen by all. It is a bit long for the average Joe...I guess I’m average, but VERY good info, none-the-less!


12 posted on 02/21/2009 7:47:20 AM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: Sammy67

I don’t want the 13.00 a week from stimulus package. Can I refuse the money? If so, how do I go about doing that?

I’m just taking a cue from the various governor’s.


13 posted on 02/21/2009 7:48:48 AM PST by Lobbyist (capitalist)
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To: DainBramage
Good to "see" you Dain!

It would have been nice if some of these folks would have joined us in DC - BEFORE - the danged thing was passed!

What good do all these protests do now???

14 posted on 02/21/2009 7:52:34 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody
I dont know ...I think getting everybody together now can send a big message and maybe even stop the next stimulus bill.

It may take till 2010 to get the old Throw the Bums Out going again.

16 posted on 02/21/2009 7:54:38 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Sammy67

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/21/tea-party-usa-the-movement-grows/


17 posted on 02/21/2009 8:00:36 AM PST by buck61
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To: DainBramage
getting everybody together

While I agree, that feat is our biggest obstacle, IMHO.
Everyone wants to be a star and although all protests and rallies are good, we NEED huge numbers working together to face the commies down!

18 posted on 02/21/2009 8:19:56 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody

Yep


19 posted on 02/21/2009 8:23:13 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: G Larry

Excellent. Moves a little too fast...but once you get in the groove it’s not so bad.

Sending it out!


20 posted on 02/21/2009 8:39:58 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Sammy67

I wonder how many of those people voted for the Messiah. Time for “I regret my vote” T-shirts?


21 posted on 02/21/2009 8:56:04 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism is a serious mental disturbance)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

22 posted on 02/21/2009 9:17:12 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Lobbyist

Take the money. Then immediately forward it to a conservative cause of your choice. Help the porkulus destroy itself.


23 posted on 02/21/2009 10:13:43 AM PST by glock_fan
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To: Obadiah

24 posted on 02/21/2009 10:54:08 AM PST by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: 2banana

These really won’t matter until they start burning down offices of politicians that voted for the debt/pork packages...
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That probably begins late summer as it all sinks in and the details of where the money went. People are really getting mad. I think that’s what the wannabe *ruler* wants.


25 posted on 02/21/2009 11:13:23 AM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: 2banana

with the politicians in them? JUST KIDDING!

But seriously, people have often miscast the possibility of revolution as doomed because “you can’t fight jets and tanks” but that’s not how it would be done.

First of all, ALL States function as a result of their credibility or fear of punishment (combined with ‘opinion.’) Without it, all States are basically outnumbered in manpower by the citizenry. Second, that assumes that all military personnel would follow orders or that the orders would be given to perform bombing runs on American cities or towns. Third, since it’s the politicians who give the orders and act as holders of State credibility, the issue would be much more simply solved by going after those who are invested with the power of the State, not in battlefield confrontations with a superior foe.

So what you suggest is how it could be done. The problem is, we have some sneaky and evil people who will use any potential revolution as the means by which to accumulate MORE power to the State and to preferred classes of people and to consolidate their own tyrannical powers.


26 posted on 02/21/2009 12:21:21 PM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: scubasteve3531
Please go to the Ohio board,there is a call to action based on Jim Robinson`s post or 02/18/09.Lets put this fledgling system to the test.
27 posted on 02/21/2009 2:10:07 PM PST by nomad
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To: CAluvdubya; penelopesire; BulletBobCo; seekthetruth; Kevmo; gunnyg; television is just wrong; ...

~~~ Feb. 27th Tea Party ..... PING!

If your state isn’t indicated for an event, think
about putting it together now. Contact your FR locale
board and organize your area FReepers for your Tea
Party.

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles

At the top of each state’s page, you’ll find the list
of FReepers from that state.

Then you should post that info on the FReeper locale
board for your state; i.e., California’s board:

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles?location=53

Every time a FReeper opens FR for the 1st time that
day, the newest board message will appear.


28 posted on 02/21/2009 3:09:13 PM PST by STARWISE ( They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter))
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To: Sammy67

No — a revolution!


29 posted on 02/21/2009 3:15:54 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: NordP

30 posted on 02/21/2009 4:02:37 PM PST by erkyl (The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, stay neutral)
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To: DainBramage

A 2010 GOP house can throw out 60% of Porkulus.


31 posted on 02/21/2009 6:02:53 PM PST by omega4179 (1.21.13)
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To: Sammy67

32 posted on 02/21/2009 6:05:45 PM PST by Cyberrat (Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither.)
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To: Sammy67

What is the point? The dems won’t care until we have a civil war.


33 posted on 02/21/2009 7:19:04 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Soothesayer
"What is the point? The dems won’t care until we have a civil war."

The point is that in the 21st century we can't have a civil war. But we can use 21st century technology to our advantage. The written word has more power now than ever before. Think about it: Right now, you're reading the ramblings of a schmuck like me. Would that have been possible 20 years ago? In 1775, it took months for the "shot heard 'round the world" to be heard. In 2009, it takes microseconds for the likes of me to send my message worldwide. I'm a gun owner, and the second amendment reaffirms my right to bear arms, and all the power therein. I'm also a computer owner, and the first amendment reaffirms my right to free speech, and all that power therein. Right now, my Compaq laptop is a much more effective weapon than my Colt M1911A1.

The Dems will care if we overwhelm them with a barrage of facts. I am confident that we can go very far on the first amendment. If not, we then still have the second amendment to fall back on.

34 posted on 02/21/2009 8:43:32 PM PST by Cyberrat (Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither.)
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To: 2banana
These really won't matter until they start burning down offices of politicians that voted for the debt/pork packages...

Or... posting pictures of them with their lovers on the internet...

35 posted on 02/21/2009 10:12:06 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: RasterMaster
Ahhh... the good ol days!
36 posted on 02/21/2009 10:13:49 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: mojitojoe
That probably begins late summer as it all sinks in and the details of where the money went. People are really getting mad. I think that’s what the wannabe *ruler* wants.

What better reason to declare Marshall Law! Ol Floopy Ears knows what he is doing and we are playing right into his hands. But, he forgets... we are tough and we are fighting for our lives and liberty!

37 posted on 02/21/2009 10:15:22 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Cyberrat
I agree. The internet is a powerful tool for revolution. Hope they don't shut us down. Besides. they are watching every post right now.
38 posted on 02/21/2009 10:18:09 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: 2banana; LucyT; Calpernia; Iowan; MHGinTN; little jeremiah
These really won't matter until they start burning down offices of politicians that voted for the debt/pork packages...

Actually, we ought to start with ACORN who believe that they have a right to engage in civil disobedience. Did you read the story of an ACORN group who cut off the padlock on a foreclosed house to let the defaulting owner back in?

We had better start now before they launch their own version of "Kristallnacht."

39 posted on 02/22/2009 7:26:50 AM PST by Polarik ("A forgery created to prove a claim repudiates that claim")
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To: Cyberrat; LucyT
The Dems will care if we overwhelm them with a barrage of facts. I am confident that we can go very far on the first amendment. If not, we then still have the second amendment to fall back on.

The Dems won't be able to recognize real facts if it bit them on the nose, and they don't give a GD about the 2nd Amendment or any other part of the Constitution. The people that we need to reach first are the ones who did not vote for Obama.

40 posted on 02/22/2009 7:29:56 AM PST by Polarik ("A forgery created to prove a claim repudiates that claim")
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To: Polarik
"The people that we need to reach first are the ones who did not vote for Obama."

No! That's preaching to the converted, which is a waste of time. We need to reach those who did vote for Obama, so they won't vote for him again.

Look, we all have friends and relatives who voted for B. Hussein. They are the ones who hold the key. As the new administration continues to show its true colors, it is up to us to help the hoodwinked to see the light. The MSM have their resources to run interference for Obama, but grass roots vigilance, assisted by the internet, can squash the MSM and help to get America back on track. It really IS up to us!

41 posted on 02/22/2009 12:34:00 PM PST by Cyberrat (Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither.)
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To: Cyberrat
No! That's preaching to the converted, which is a waste of time. We need to reach those who did vote for Obama, so they won't vote for him again.

The reason why I said the choir first is because we've been dismissed as a handful of right-wing nutjobs -- by the media, by lawmakers, and even by the courts. I want Obama supporters and the media to see a lot of p*ssed-off people -- especially friends and family members -- marching by the thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands in Washington.

42 posted on 02/22/2009 1:00:11 PM PST by Polarik ("A forgery created to prove a claim repudiates that claim")
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To: Sammy67

bttt


43 posted on 02/22/2009 7:19:42 PM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: Polarik; Wild Irish Rogue; rodguy911

I think this is their next plan of action - shut people up with threats, intimidation, and after that, arrest. ALready happened in OK.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2190991/posts?page=75

To: rodguy911
” They can’t kill or shut up everyone ..”

Funny you should mention that.
I watched a couple of minutes of Olbermann on Fri Night because O and Jonathan Alter were in hysterics about Alan Keyes and presumably the eligibility lawsuit.
Alter:
The nationality question was answered on election day by the voters.
Obama produced his birth certificate from the hospital where he was born
and posted it on his website.
Keyes is coming pretty close to inciting a riot by continuing to bring up the birth certificate question
and is coming close to a visit by the Secret Service.
Apparently, Barry thinks Secret Service = his SS.

75 posted on Sunday, February 22, 2009 6:35:39 PM by Wild Irish Rogue


44 posted on 02/22/2009 8:07:25 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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