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Justice's wife launches 'tea party' group
Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | March 14, 2010 | By Kathleen Hennessey

Posted on 03/14/2010 12:21:09 AM PST by thecodont

Reporting from Washington As Virginia Thomas tells it in her soft-spoken, Midwestern cadence, the story of her involvement in the "tea party" movement is the tale of an average citizen in action.

"I am an ordinary citizen from Omaha, Neb., who just may have the chance to preserve liberty along with you and other people like you," she said at a recent panel discussion with tea party leaders in Washington. Thomas went on to count herself among those energized into action by President Obama's "hard-left agenda."

But Thomas is no ordinary activist.

She is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and she has launched a tea-party-linked group that could test the traditional notions of political impartiality for the court.

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


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clarencethomas; scotus; teaparty; virginiathomas
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To: CyberAnt; GVnana

>>Excuse me ..??

You’re excused.

The Tea Party receives no benefit from association with, or endorsement from, the Wacko Apologists of Davie Koresh and Co.

The American Tea Party was about removing this Republic from the grasp of religious tyrants who benefited from pretending they were in control; NOT about sanctioning religious tyrants who build militias and walls - behind which to molest children.


51 posted on 03/14/2010 1:22:20 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: GVnana

>>You’re a loon.

So says the Wacko Apologist for David Koresh.

Bomb any Evile Federalists lately, nana?


52 posted on 03/14/2010 1:25:13 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

Are you drunk?


53 posted on 03/14/2010 1:25:48 PM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: LomanBill

BTW, You made a very wrong turn when you ended up on FR. Do a little research on the origins of FreeRepublic and Mr. Robinson’s opinions about Waco. You’re out of your element.


54 posted on 03/14/2010 1:31:04 PM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: GVnana
[She (Mrs. Thomas) is a former member of CAN (Cult Awareness Network)]


It's a Conspiiiiiracy!
GVnana


55 posted on 03/14/2010 1:32:23 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

What? You’ve been lurking for years waiting for an opportunity to show your HTML skills that you can’t use on YouTube?


56 posted on 03/14/2010 1:34:51 PM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: GVnana

[BTW, You made a very wrong turn when you ended up on FR. Do a little research on the origins of FreeRepublic and Mr. Robinson’s opinions about Waco. You’re out of your element.]

I'm quite aware of JimRob's opinions about Waco - and I generally agree with him.

Unlike you, however, he's evidently not a cheerleader and apologist for the CULT of Child-molester David Koresh.

 

 

 

 

57 posted on 03/14/2010 1:38:43 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

Well, since I have never said or done a thing that any logical human could possibly construe as “cheerleading” for a child molester (which, BTW I happen to have been the victim of one, once) I’m going to stick with my guess that you’re not of rational mind. Good-bye.


58 posted on 03/14/2010 1:44:09 PM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: Candor7
This is Clarence Thomas's answer to being dissed in the Obama's State of COnfusion Address to the Nation in which Obama dissed the Suoreme COurt for its decision on McCain Feingold political free speech.

I think it would be more correct to say that it is Virginia Thomas' answer to her husband being dissed by the Long Legged Mack Daddy. She's a pretty fiery lady as I understand it.

59 posted on 03/14/2010 2:31:38 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: AuntB
Wow. Clarence married a lady with backbone.

Along with a sharp tongue and claws. In a Good Way of course. ;)

60 posted on 03/14/2010 2:35:15 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: ExTexasRedhead; hoosiermama; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; ...
In January, Virginia Thomas created Liberty Central Inc., a nonprofit lobbying group whose website will organize activism around a set of conservative "core principles," she said.

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"I adore all the new citizen patriots who are rising up across this country," Thomas, who goes by Ginni, said on the panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "I have felt called to the front lines with you, with my fellow citizens, to preserve what made America great."

Wow. I was at CPAC and I'm pretty sure I saw/heard this entire panel:

Thursday, February 18th, 11:45AM:

"Saving Freedom One Patriot at a Time" - Marriott Ballroom

Ginni Thomas, LibertyCentral.org
Dana Loesch, St. Louis Tea Party
John O'Hara, author of A New American Tea Party
Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots
Moderator: Andrew Moylan, National Taxpayers Union

I had no idea that "Ginni Thomas" was Virginia Thomas, Justice Clarence Thomas' wife!

Thanks for the heads up on this one, ExTexasRedhead and hoosiermama.

61 posted on 03/14/2010 2:41:44 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We have to pass the bill first so you can find out what's in it." - Nancy Pelosi, March 2010)
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To: thecodont

She is another Dick Armey. I wonder how many factions we can have?


62 posted on 03/14/2010 2:44:23 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: freedomwarrior998
So when is the LA Slimes going to run an article on Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit and his wife who was the director of the ACLU in Southern California for the majority of his career?

Hmmm... e-mail that to the LA Slimes... I'd be interested in their reply. ;-)

63 posted on 03/14/2010 2:46:23 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We have to pass the bill first so you can find out what's in it." - Nancy Pelosi, March 2010)
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To: nutmeg

I am a huge admirer of Justice Thomas. However, I am going to wait and see what Mrs. Thomas does with Liberty Central, when she launches it in May. I noticed, from the article, that she is “intrigued” by Glenn Beck. Yikes:-)


64 posted on 03/14/2010 3:10:01 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: LomanBill
The Laws of this Republic exist to Secure the Inalienable Rights of the Governed - NOT so religious miscreants can wall themselves off and molest children.

Prior to the raid, the state of Texas investigated, and found no child abuse. But be that as it may, I don't believe it's within the scope of the BATF's responsibilities to enforce the state laws against child molestation. It was not a factor in the initial raid. Nor is the FBI, their involvement was as "cleanup detail" when the BATFers screwed the pooch. The child abuse accusations were a convenient justification for the final assault.

In reality, Waco was about guns, not religion or child abuse, although the latter two did play a role. They were wackos, but wackos have rights too.

65 posted on 03/14/2010 3:54:01 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: El Gato

Agreed. I bet she mixes a mean martini too.


66 posted on 03/14/2010 3:56:57 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: thecodont
God Bless her and Justice Thomas! I truly love that man and remember well the terrible treatment he received from the Socialist/Marxist Liberals at the time of his appointment to the SCOTUS.

If you have not read Justice Thomas’ book “My GrandFather’s Son”, it is a must read.

67 posted on 03/14/2010 4:10:42 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: GVnana

Worse, he is a uninformed and ignorant jerk. Besides that, he’s wrong on many, many counts.


68 posted on 03/14/2010 4:25:12 PM PDT by Badray
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To: GVnana
>>She [Mrs. Thomas] is a former member of CAN (Cult Awareness Network)
 
It's ironic David Koresh's antics have enabled an expansion of the very police powers he claimed he was protecting himself, and his followers, from; government, the fear of which, Koresh exploited to herd, corral, and sequester those hiding cult members.   Likewise, Timothy McVeigh accomplished nothing but a new and improved OKC Federal Building and an increased acceptance among the sheeple for more government police powers.
 
Koresh, McVeigh, Charles Manson - did ANY of these CULTS result in a net loss in the government's police powers, or its willingness to abuse those power?  Nope, all they did, via their own actions, was create fearful reasons to rationalize a yet further increase in the powers of the thing, the government, they feared;  Fear those so inclined who come after then exploit for their own purposes... and so it goes - around and around until the government bureaucratic pyramid becomes so large that it crushes and consumes everything beneath it.
 
 
The Tea Party is a movement toward dusting off and embracing the American First Principles.  The principles in which governance, rather than being exploited as a thing to be feared - is RESTORED to an instrument of LAW, instituted by the governed to effect the security of their own, inalienable rights.
 
It's a Republic - not a CULT.
 
 
Would the inertia toward police-state have been increased, as it HAS, if Koresh & Co. had SIMPLY FOLLOWED THE LAW?
 
 

69 posted on 03/14/2010 4:32:20 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: El Gato

>>They were wackos, but wackos have rights too.

The whole debacle is a good example of why LAW, not fear and the exploitation (religious and otherwise) of fear, should govern the Republic.


70 posted on 03/14/2010 4:38:04 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: nutmeg

Wonderful.

God bless and keep Clarence and Virginia Thomas.


71 posted on 03/14/2010 5:00:02 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: LomanBill

I was only upset about your saying: “Go to Hell”

And .. you’re making it a 3rd world war.

Get lost yourself!!!!


72 posted on 03/14/2010 6:21:58 PM PDT by CyberAnt (HEALTHCARE IS NOT A "RIGHT"!!)
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To: thecodont

Good for Virginia!


73 posted on 03/14/2010 7:32:45 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: CyberAnt

>>Get lost yourself!!!!

No, I like where I am.

I’m quite pleased Mrs. Thomas has become a Tea Partier.

Seems to me her Anti-Cult history is a plus that will lend credibility to a movement sometimes criticized by its enemies as a harbinger of Racists and Religious Wackos.

Furthermore, her legal affiliations reinforce the fact the Tea Party movement’s intent is restoration of the Republic, a system of Government characterized by the Rule of LAW - and NOT intent upon furthering the agenda of a few Anarchic Goooberment (Republic)-hating religious secessionist wing-nuts.


74 posted on 03/14/2010 7:39:20 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: thecodont

good for her....she looks warmer than during confirmation days when she looked kinda hardbitten

Thomas looks like he should be an actor...boy, he has to take a lot of crap

I’ve only disagree with him once.


75 posted on 03/15/2010 7:14:15 AM PDT by wardaddy (women are crazy...girls too)
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To: freedomwarrior998

Don’t forget about Judge Marjorie Rendell (U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals), whose husband happens to be the Democrat governor of Pa., Ed Rendell.


76 posted on 03/16/2010 9:44:16 AM PDT by Gee Wally
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