Sunday, August 29, 2010

Flying Geese Symbolism

Minutes before the Restoring Honor Rally started at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2010, a flock of Canadian Geese came flying up the reflecting pond from the Washington Monument towards the Lincoln Memorial. The crowd spontaneously cheered as they flew by and a sense of peace came on the venue. At least, I felt it and I teared up a little.

Here is a brief video of it:

After a quick search about the symbolism of flying geese this is what was found:

Flying geese symbols were used on quilts during slavery to indicate the direction of freedom.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Restoring Honor

Well, we made it. Four buses and ond metro ride to the Lincoln Memorial.  After wading thru the crowd,  we have a spot on the south side of the reflecting pond.  The rally is about restoring faith, hope and charity to America.  I am taking video and lots of picures. Will post when we get back.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Glenn Beck interview Alveda King

"Faith, Hope, and Charity. How can anyone fight against that?"

We are looking forward to a wonderful day in peaceful day at the Restoring Honor Rally!

Flip the House, What is your strategy?

“Vote Them Out” and “Flip the House” are great slogans, but what is your strategy? American Majority is non-partisan political training institute leading the battle in training and equipping the next generation of liberty minded candidates, activists and community leaders.

American Majority is holding activist training will be conducted on Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Mechanicsville, VA to provide citizens with the tools necessary to become effective activists.

The training will take place at St Paul’s Lutheran Church (Office) located at 8100 Shady Grove Rd, in Mechanicsville, VA 23111 from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Registration opens at 1:15pm. The cost is $25 in advance per attendee and $30 at the door. Refreshments will be served. The training will be conducted by, Michelle Stanley, a certified American Majority Mechanic Trainer.

Topics* to be covered during the Training include:
  • • The System (an in-depth look at the system we’re in, how we got there, and what we can do about it)
  • • Grassroots Action (ideas and practical steps to engage our communities and organize a coalition of volunteers)
  • • Precinct Power (changing your community one precinct at a time with specific micro-targeting and focused action)
  • • Patriots 2.0 (effectively utilizing social networking tools, blogs, wiki projects and other technologically-driven platforms)

Full training materials, samples and supplements will be provided to help you apply what you learn to your organization, candidate, cause or community.
A recent attendee had this to say about the training:

“I appreciated the opportunity to meet with like-minded individuals who share my concern for the wellbeing of our nation and future generations. The material presented was timely, well organized, and provided many practical avenues for taking action immediately on behalf of conservative values and adherence to our US Constitution.” ~Ann Y.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What to do about earmarks?

This passed March we blogged about the convenient way the republicans were calling attention to the over spending in Washington by putting a moratorium on earmarks. In an interview out today with Politico, Rep Eric Cantor (R VA-07) made a remark that the self en-posed earmark moratorium maybe "rolled back" if a republican majority is obtained in the house.

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said a House GOP majority will focus on aggressive oversight of the Obama administration, will work to defund the agencies responsible for implementing health care and will push a “zero tolerance” ethics policy. He also said Republicans may roll back their ban on earmarks, as long as the spending items have “merit.”

Believe me, as a VA-07 constituent, that last sentence made me cringe a little. The YouCut program was such a hit, but now the possibility of "roll back" on earmarks with "merit." Erick Erickson said it best on Redstate:

Earmarks were used to bribe Republicans to support the prescription drug benefit and TARP. Earmarks were used to bribe Democrats to support Obamacare. Earmarks are a drug and the GOP, to absolve itself of its own sins, publicly declared that House Republicans would give up the very corrupting practice.

This practice has to stop. PERIOD! As a grass root activist in (VA-07) I'm contacting Rep. Cantor's office and requesting that he and the GOP Leadership come out against the practice of earmarking. I would encourage every voting citizens no matter who your representative is to do the same.

I would also, like to call attention Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) who did take a stand and made a pledge to "not ask for an earmark until the process was open, transparent and reformed." Rep. Chaffetz now is the highest congressmen (-A) at

We must keep the pressure on Republican and Democrats in this new age of accountability.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ron Paul has not been watching Glenn Beck

Ron Paul released a statement about the ground zero mosque and referred to conservatives who are debating the issue as "sunshine patriots" and calling the issue a distraction. Here is an except:

It has been said, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” Are we not overly preoccupied with this controversy, now being used in various ways by grandstanding politicians? It looks to me like the politicians are “fiddling while the economy burns.”

The debate should have provided the conservative defenders of property rights with a perfect example of how the right to own property also protects the 1st Amendment rights of assembly and religion by supporting the building of the mosque.

Instead, we hear lip service given to the property rights position while demanding that the need to be “sensitive” requires an all-out assault on the building of a mosque, several blocks from “ground zero.”

Just think of what might (not) have happened if the whole issue had been ignored and the national debate stuck with war, peace, and prosperity. There certainly would have been a lot less emotionalism on both sides. The fact that so much attention has been given the mosque debate, raises the question of just why and driven by whom?

In my opinion it has come from the neo-conservatives who demand continual war in the Middle East and Central Asia and are compelled to constantly justify it.

They never miss a chance to use hatred toward Muslims to rally support for the ill conceived preventative wars. A select quote from soldiers from in Afghanistan and Iraq expressing concern over the mosque is pure propaganda and an affront to their bravery and sacrifice.

It only gets worst from there.

Frankly, I think Ron Paul is a distraction, but we need his vote. Just to be clear all of the "sunshine patriots" I've have talked to do not dispute the fact that the mosque can be built two blocks from ground zero, the question is SHOULD it be built. This Patriot is going to exercise her first amendment right and say, NO! Just because you have a right does not necessarily mean you should do it. Case in point, I have a right to smoke cigarettes, but should I.

The bottom line is that Ron Paul has not been paying attention to Glenn Beck, maybe he needs to kick back at 5pm EST (cigarette optional) and tune in...