Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel meet Nanny Pelosi

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tea Party calendar for September

September 16
Washington DC

A Debate Between
John Yoo & Bruce Fein

The Constitution and 
Foreign Policy
Rand Paul
Barack Obama & George Bush
6:30 p.m.

National Press Club 
Main Ballroom

RSVP at:

Bruce Fein, senior policy advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign, and John Yoo, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the Bush Administration, will square off to debate the Constitution and Foreign Policy on September 16, 2014 at the National Press Club. 
Fein will defend Rand Paul's foreign policy disfavoring war except in self-defense, unilateral presidential action in national security matters without congressional authorization, and executive agreements in lieu of treaties as faithful to the Constitution's original meaning and purposes. Fein will further maintain that the President today exercises more unchecked power than did King George III at the time of the American Revolution.
Yoo will defend the Bush and Obama administration's claim to executive primacy in foreign affairs, including the right to use preemptive military force to defeat current or future threats to the United States or its allies.  He will also defend the legality of current counter-terrorism policy, including the use of predator drones to kill al Qaeda leaders abroad and the bulk collection and analysis of electronic communications.
The Committee for the Republic is a citizen-based, non-partisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2003. The Committee sponsors speakers monthly on challenges to the American Republic, including the military-industrial complex, too-big-to-fail banks, campaign finance, and U.S. competitiveness. For questions or requests email James@Committeefortherepublic.org

Mail donations to:

Committee for the Republic
1320 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I just took action to strengthen our energy future. Join me and take action now.

I just took action to strengthen our energy future. Join me and take action now.

New college scholarship

Great News from Dr. C Bradley Thompson at the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. His announcement:

"Dear friends,

I am pleased to announce that the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism has created and is today launching what I hope will be one of the most important academic programs in the history of American higher education.

The Lyceum Scholars Program will offer scholarships to incoming freshman worth up to $10,000 to study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society.

Each cohort of Lyceum Scholars will take one class together each semester over four years. The eight classes include “Wisdom of the Ancients,” “Political Thought of the American Founding,” “American Constitutional Law,” and “Political Theory of Capitalism.”

Lyceum courses will use a rigorous “Great Books” approach to education. Lyceum Scholars will also be assigned a “Socratic” tutor, who will challenge each student to think seriously and deeply about the nature of moral character.

If you know of any rising high school seniors who might be interested in this program, please encourage them to apply!

Please spread the word and feel free to SHARE this post.

For more information, see our website:



Yes, "FOIA Denial Officer" Is a Real Job Title in the "Most Transparent Administration in History"

Yes, "FOIA Denial Officer" Is a Real Job Title in the "Most Transparent Administration in History"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Teachers Union Prez: 'I'm Going to Punch You in the Face and Push You in the Dirt'

Teachers Union Prez: 'I'm Going to Punch You in the Face and Push You in the Dirt'

Iraqi Christians Fund

Knights of Columbus Announces Fund to Help Christians Threatened with Extinction in Iraq
Commits $1 million and seeks public donations for humanitarian aid to religious minorities

Contact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joe Cullen,203-415-9314joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 12, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Knights of Columbus announced today that is establishing a fund to assist those - particularly Christians as well as other religious minorities - facing a horrific and violent persecution and possible extinction in Iraq and the surrounding regions.

The Knights has pledged an initial $500,000 and will match an additional $500,000 in donations from the public.

"The unprovoked and systematic persecution and violent elimination of Middle East Christians, as well as other minority groups, especially in Iraq, has created an enormous humanitarian crisis," said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. "Pope Francis has asked the world for prayers and support for those affected by this terrible persecution, and we are asking our members, and all people of good will, to pray for those persecuted and support efforts to assist them by donating to this fund."

Anderson added: "It has shocked the conscience of the world that people are systematically being purged from the region where their families have lived for millennia - simply for their faith. It is imperative that we stand in solidarity with them in defense of the freedom of conscience, and provide them with whatever relief we can."

Those seeking to assist with the relief efforts can donate to K of C Christian Refugee Relief by visiting www.kofc.org/Iraq or by sending checks or money orders to: K of C Christian Refugee Relief, Knights of Columbus Charities, P.O. Box 1966, New Haven, CT 06509-1966.

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100 percent of all donations collected by Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., will be used for humanitarian assistance for those Christians - as well as other religious minorities -being persecuted or displaced in Iraq and the surrounding region.

The Knights of Columbus has a long history of providing humanitarian relief and has done so following Sept. 11, 2001; last year's typhoons in the Philippines; Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Sandy; tornadoes nationwide; flooding in Mexico; and tsunamis in Indonesia and Japan.

In addition, the Knights of Columbus has also long supported persecuted Christians. Throughout the 1920s, the Knights provided humanitarian assistance and created international awareness of the persecution of the Catholic Church in Mexico.

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization with more than 1.8 million members worldwide.

Dedicated to charity, Knights last year provided more than $170 million and more than 70 million hours to charitable causes, assisting substantially with several humanitarian disasters from North America to Asia.

Amash speaks after defeating Ellis in GOP primary

Amash speaks after defeating Ellis in GOP primary - WWMT - News, Sports, Weather, Traffic

Monday, August 11, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Why Capitalism is Better than Socialism

Mary Poppins Quits: The Rebuttal (w/ Remy)

Jeff Frazee opens Young Americans for Liberty natcon

Obamacare Bailout


This August, when Congress leaves town, you and I need to organize and take action to STOP the ObamaCare Bailout.

What is the ObamaCare Bailout? The politicians call it “risk corridors.” But don’t let them fool you.
When insurance companies inevitably lose money thanks to the radical health care takeover,taxpayers like YOU will bail them out.

That’s why insurance companies supported ObamaCare. The government promised them guaranteed profits, and socialized losses. They get rich, and we bail them out.

If you don’t want to be on the hook for pro-ObamaCare insurance company losses, send your senators a message right now. Tell them to STOP the ObamaCare Bailout.

How much could it cost? The estimates aren’t pretty. Over a billion dollars just to start. And you know the government is always way off. Like ObamaCare itself, it’s going to cost a lot more.

It’s time to put our foot down – we taxpayers won’t bail out insurance companies who supported the health care takeover.

Tell your senators to stop the ObamaCare Bailout before it’s too late.
In Liberty,
Matt Kibbe Signature
Matt Kibbe
President and CEO, FreedomWorks

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tim Carney breakfast speaker August 6th

Timothy P. Carney is a senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author of "The Big Ripoff" (Wiley, 2006) and "Obamanomics" (Regnery, 2009).

Breakfast with Tim Carney
Tim Carney

  • When: Wednesday, August 6th at 7:30 A.M.
  • Where: Leadership Institute in Clarendon (directions here), half-block from Clarendon Metro and surrounded by parking
  • What: Breakfast with TimCarney, Institute supporters, and conservatives like you for $10.

Join the Wednesday Wake-Up Breakfast Club Today
  • What: Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast Club Exclusive Membership 
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  • Why Else: Get the exclusive membership card and premier WWCB name tag clearly identifying you as part of the Breakfast Club
  • And: Memberships never expire, and can be used if you bring a friend!
  • How to buy one: bring $100 cash or check to the WWCB Membership Check-in Registration desk on May 7th or buy a membership online.
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U.S. Embassy In Israel Cancels All Tourist Visa Applications

U.S. Embassy In Israel Cancels All Tourist Visa Applications | Truth Revolt

House Liberty Caucus at Young Americans for Liberty national convention

Lifestyles of the Tax Predator Ruling Class - the D.C. Ritz Carlton

Several buildings in D.C. are home to our richest ruling class tax predators, living in multimillion dollar loft penthouses, paid for with your money.  Senator Claire McCaskill and Attorney General Erich Holder just bought new ones in the brand new City Center condos at 9th and H Streets NW downtown near the Cato Institute on 10th Street and Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform on 12th.  Congresscritter Nancy Pelosi lives in one at Washington Harbor at 3030 K Street NW with a view of the Potomac River, the Key Bridge, and the Kennedy Center.

Senator Harry Reid lives in a $750,000 one bedroom at the Ritz Carlton (1155 23rd Street NW DC 20037) he bought in 2001 down on the second floor in apartment N2E (I'm sure it is large and has two baths and two garage spaces) across the street from my own more modest home.  (And it's OK for me to post Harry's exact address - he spends your tax money on several large black SUVs full of men who park downstairs all day and sometimes threaten tourists who take photos on the block.) He's not alone - mortgage crisis villain Franklin Raines lives there, as does libertarianish former Governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuno (now a Steptoe and Johnson lawyer in what for DC passes as the private sector).  Federal Express also seems to own the largest unit, over 6,000 square feet, as a corporate executive suite.

It remains a question how "public servants" like Reid and some of the others come up with this kind of scratch.  Buying cheap property and using political connections to change the zoning laws so it becomes more valuable is often the way, as well as getting your spouse a high paid lobbyist job by telling a law firm or corporation to hire them...if they know what's good for them....

InTheCapital, an interesting local blog, reports that someone is selling a penthouse there for $7.6 million.  It's not in the local multiple listing system.  It may be a pocket listing with the listing broker, who claims the unit is 5600+ square feet and last sold for $5.5 million.  There are only three units over 5,000 sq ft at 1155 23rd Street NW (the one of the two Ritz buildings that this unit is supposed to be in), according to property tax records.  One is the FedEx unit, one is Franklin Raines's condo, and one belongs to a couple who are not public personalities.  But the tax records and the multiple listing system have nothing that sold for $5.5 million in 2012, and even a private sale that long ago should be in the property tax records.  So it is unclear if this unit belongs to Raines, the private couple, or someone else.  But you can see my balcony, across the intersection, from their balcony.  I think it probably isn't the Raines unit, which I think has a private roofdeck which these peeps aren't promoting or claiming.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Are Tax Cuts Working in Kansas?

Are Tax Cuts Working in Kansas?

Rand Paul tomorrow in Arlington, Virginia

Young Americans for Liberty conference

Spectrum Theater
1611 N. Kent St.
Arlington, VA 22209
Rosslyn metro stop

Wednesday July 30th
5:45pm Doors Open
6:15pmConvention Welcome, featuring Jeff Frazee
House of Representatives Panel, featuring United States House of Representative Members
7:30pmKeynote address, featuring Senator Rand Paul

Monday, July 28, 2014

Harry Reid

The most dangerous man in Washington isn’t Barack Obama – it’s Harry Reid.

He runs the Senate like a dictator. He refuses to protect you from Obama’s spying. He wants the IRS to enforce the worst part of ObamaCare: the individual mandate. He even wants to bail out big insurance companies with YOUR money.

It’s time to end Harry Reid’s reign of terror. We need to take back the Senate, and put Reid and the Democrats in the minority.

In Liberty,
Matt Kibbe Signature
Matt Kibbe

Saturday, July 26, 2014

On Second Occasion, Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Says States That Don't Set Up Exchanges Lose Access to Obamacare Subsidies

On Second Occasion, Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Says States That Don't Set Up Exchanges Lose Access to Obamacare Subsidies

Rand Paul speaks to NoVa young techies

A new Ron Paul?

It's rare to find a strict constitutionalist with a real chance to win an election. Clint Didier, running for Congress in Washington's 4th district, is just such a candidate.

Clint Didier (WA-04)After an in-depth interview with Clint, I was very impressed by his full knowledge and firm commitment to our philosophy. I'm very confident his voting record will align with Rep. Justin Amash, Rep. Thomas Massie, and retired congressman Ron Paul. Clint will NOT sell out.

In fact, Clint's campaign is endorsed by Dr. Ron Paul as well.

So today, YAL's LibertyAction.com PAC announces its proud endorsement of Clint Didier and strongly encourages you to direct your contributions to his campaign. His primary is August 5 -- less than two weeks away -- so please support him right now!

Click here to read about Clint, and then donate $100, $50, or $25 to help him win.

100% of your donation through LibertyAction.com will go to the "Clint Didier for Congress" campaign.

Simply put, if it's not strictly authorized by the Constitution, Clint won't vote for it. Here's an overview of his positions:
  • Supports a full audit of the Federal Reserve
  • Supports a balanced budget amendment
  • Opposes all efforts to increase taxes
  • Opposes nation-building
  • Supports ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Opposes unconstitutional government spying, the PATRIOT Act, and indefinite detention authorized by the NDAA
  • Opposes restrictions on internet freedom
  • Supports the repeal of Obamacare
  • Supports the 2nd Amendment
Some potential candidates who were considered to be Clint's toughest competition decided not to run against him. And polls show he has high name recognition in this Republican-leaning district with high favorable ratings.

Now, he just needs the momentum to push him across the finish line in theAugust 5 primary against the establishment Republicans who want nothing to do with true constitutional principles.

Believe it or not, Clint had a successful career as a professional football player, playing for the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers and winning two Super Bowls -- but don't let that turn you off if you're a Cowboys or Vikings fan!

Following his football career, he moved back home to Washington with his wife and four kids to farm and run his small business. He wasn't interested in starting another career, and certainly not one in politics. But the 2008 election convinced Clint it was time to get involved and fight back against the big-spending Democrats AND Republicans.

Since 2008, Clint has been actively involved, running for U.S. Senate in 2010. He also carried every county in central Washington, with 60 percent-plus margins in the major counties, in another run for public office in Washington's 4th district.

Clint is truly a remarkable person. Combining principle with viability is the exact type of candidate you and I must rally behind.

I hope you will join me in sending Clint Didier and the next class of Ron Pauls to Washington -- please view and donate to all of our endorsed candidates here:


For liberty,

Jeff Frazee
Executive Director
Young Americans for Liberty

Friday, July 25, 2014

Petition to Impeach Eric Holder

Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder is a serious threat to our liberty and our Constitution.

He’s the worst Attorney General in American history. No question. He’s so bad, Ted Cruz called for his impeachment. Bruce, I totally agree. For the sake of our country, Eric Holder needs to go.

But here’s the problem: we can’t impeach Holder unless we win the Senate this year. Harry Reid and the Democrats refuse to hold Holder accountable. They support his lawlessness.

Bruce, if we take the Senate this year, we can impeach Holder. We only need to win six seats. We can do it, but activists in key battleground states need your help.

In Liberty,
Matt Kibbe Signature
Matt Kibbe

Hillary Clinton, Sociopath

Ex-GOP sleuth eyes House seat, Benghazi

I once enjoyed a set that Mr. Begala delivered at a dinner celebrating the wonders of Barney Frank, where he told his funny joke about the similarity of the acronyms BLT and LGBT. He's not a bad comic, and like Josh Earnest and Jim Carney and other current boy prossies of the Democrats, he's a prettier little liar than James Carvile, though neither as talented nor as masculine. 

It's amusing to watch him repeat the Clinton's SOP misogynist character assassination against Barbara Comstock, where female opponents are always portrayed as unstable. But what Mr. Begala's barking, from his lily white cul de sac in McLean, really does is make it clear what Hillary Clinton is. With her constant lies (Bosnian snipers, I'm not rich, etc etc) and her obsession with attacking the women who Bill Clinton had molested, in order to protect her and her husband's political careers, it becomes clear that Mrs. Clinton is a classic sociopath.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FCC petition

Make sure you sign American Commitment’s petition to Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the FCC below—and tell him that the American people won’t stand for a federal takeover of the internet. And we’ll send a copy of your petition to your Congressman too—just so that they know where their constituents stand in the fight to stop these crippling internet regulations.
Dear Mr. Wheeler,

As an American citizen, I wanted to voice my opposition to the FCC’s crippling new regulations that would put federal bureaucrats in charge of internet freedom, and urge you to stop these regulations before they’re enacted.

If the federal government goes through these plans to regulate the internet, I know that the internet will change—and not for the better.

The federal government can use their power over the internet to direct content—meaning that our free speech rights could be infringed.

Like many Americans, I believe that the internet should remain free of government control and unnecessary regulation—just as it has for the last twenty years of unprecedented growth.

Please stop the FCC’s dangerous new regulations, and protect the future of internet freedom here in America.


Howard Stern Gives Impassioned Defense of Israel

Howard Stern Gives Impassioned Defense of Israel | Truth Revolt

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Washington in the '70s - the Gadsden flag

Washington in the '70s

Gadsden flag alert. I'm watching this series on "Washington in the ##s" on DC public TV, WETA. The episode "Washington in the 70s" is on now. It's about half about how DC activists and politicians used the DC Delegate's franking privilege to do free mailings to voters in targeted districts to defeat southern Congressmen who opposed home rule. There are some photos shown of home rule protests at courts etc. and there in the midst of it all is a giant banner supporting home rule with the Gadsden coiled snaked reading "Don't tread on DC - Brookland."   (Brookland is the DC neighborhood around Catholic University.). This photo does not seem to exist on the Internet. Who is competent to do a screen grab of this ugly symbol of vicious tea party racism from the WETA documentary before they memory hole it?

Creepy Care-Nival tonight

Come one, come all! Come see the freakiest show on Earth!

It's no secret that Obamacare hasn't lived up to the hype: All across the country premiums have spiked, millions have lost their insurance and their doctors, and, what's worse, we're continually being sold a bundle of lies about how great Obamacare has been for our generation!
It's time to expose Obamacare for the freak show that it really is.

Join us on the National Mall on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm, as GenOpp kicks off our Fall Creepy Care-nival tour.

Attractions include:
Tightrope walkers
Food and drinks
Carnival games
Plus! Our Creepy Hospital - experience government-run health care at its worst

Come by and see the show for yourself. You won't want to miss it.

Sign up on Eventbrite to skip the lines!


Friday, July 11, 2014

Lifestyles of the tax predator ruling class - IRS chief John Koskinen

Chief IRS prevaricator John Koskinen lives on Redwood Terrace NW in the upper middle class Colonial Village neighborhood, in the North Portal Estates section favored by high level fat 'crats, in a house Zillow estimates to be worth $1.8 million.  Though he seems to have persuaded the local DC tax authorities to assess him at only $1.3 million.

Back in December last year he hosted an event at his home for Mayor Gray, DC's incumbent Mayor who lost in the Democratic primary because of an ongoing investigation that he took $700,000 in illegal contributions from a single real estate developer.

Koskinen previously worked in the DC government and as a CEO at Freddie Mac, the government sponsored enterprise implicated in the housing crisis. His wife of 50 years, Patricia Salz Koskinen, is a retired professor of education who taught at and earned her PhD from the University of Maryland.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tweet about the 4th and you too may hear from Publisher's Clearing House!

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