Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize – For What?!?!?

October 9, 2009 by

Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize?!?!? For what??? What kind of Bizarro world am I living in???

From what I understand the Taliban came in a close second and Jesus a distant third, slightly ahead of Pol Pot.

When Someone is Drowning, Do Not Throw Them an Anchor

October 8, 2009 by

Here are some headlines from today’s Drudge Report:

  • Obama under fire over falling dollar…
  • Alarm over debt draws together diverse coalition…
  • Budget deficit hits $1.4 trillion for ’09…
  • Illinois Unpaid Bills Hits Record High; Tax Revenue Plummets…

Get the picture? The economy is dying folks. Tax revenues are falling because there are no jobs. Deficits are soaring because the government promises to pay for more than it collects in taxes.

Did you know that for fiscal year 2009, the US Government will collect in taxes only 1/4 of the money needed to fund all the programs it promises? That means it will fund the other 3/4 with DEBT, payday loans from the Chinese that come at a very dear price to our national security.

So what’s the point? The point is that now is NOT the time to saddle our society with more promises the government can’t pay. And that means no government health care control. The Lewin Group, a health care policy research and management consulting firm, estimates program’s cost could easily be $4.5 trillion over 10 years (source). But of course, as Senator Mitch McConnell has said, “The real bill will be written by Democrat leaders in a closed-to-the-public conference room somewhere in the Capitol. The real bill will be another 1,000-page, trillion-dollar experiment” (source).

Today, America is a dying economy, and that means a dying nation. The prescription for the cure is lower taxes and fewer regulations, so people with bright ideas and a strong work ethic can create things we can sell and can hire others. The prescription is to make our own native sources of energy cheap and accessible. The answer is to stop exporting American wealth and security to countries that enslave their people and hate the ideals our nation stands for (or used to stand for).

So healthcare and its concomitant high taxes are not the right prescription for a nation in the death throes of the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression. You do not cure problems caused by government tyranny, fiscal profligacy and mismanagement with more of the same. You do not throw a drowning man an anchor.

Moveon.org Counterprotest at Coburn’s OKC Office

October 7, 2009 by
I'm tired of waiting for the nuts to drop, it is Acorn time...

I'm tired of waiting for the nuts to drop, it is Acorn time...

Moveon.org ( or is it ogre?) is attempting to set up a protest at Senator Coburn’s Oklahoma City office on October 14th. This is part of a national effort to pressure congressmen to support Obama Care. They are sending out emails asking people to sign up to host a protest, offering to line up speakers, provide handouts, even signs for those willing to be their puppet.

Quite amazing that the Democrats rail about “astro turf” all the while they are the experts and busing people in and propping them up with a pre printed sign in their hands.

If you want to participate, we have pulled a permit so we can use a sound system, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, so we can pre empt any Moveon.org protest. The idea is to get there early, stake out the best area, and if they do show, drown them out with a sound system. : ) We will need a few people to man the show and call in re inforcements if needed, so that most of us can go about our work till the nutty ones show up.

We can put out the word at the Sunday meeting and hopefully get plenty of people there. Coburn isn’t wavering, the idea is to show the liberals how hopeless it is to show up in Oklahoma. Plus we will get some media attention to drive more members into our group. The 912ers are offering to help out man the barricades if we pulled the permit so we ought to have a rowdy crowd to gather up the rotten Acorns.

So get a lawn chair ready, sign up for all day or part, it is squirrell time!

First Sooner Tea Party General Membership Meeting October 11th

October 7, 2009 by

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The Sooner Tea Party will have its first open meeting for the general public on October 11th, at 3:00 pm.

Due to the short notice, the meeting will be held at my shop, The Carpenter Shop, 358 North Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73127. When you get to that address, drive behind the smaller green metal buildings to where the large concrete buildings are, the ones with the truck docks running across the front. If you get lost in the parking lot, call 405-412-6233 for assistance.

We will go over what we have been doing since we organized, the July 4th Tea party, the August 22nd Health Care Rally, the March on D.C., and upcoming events and projects. The Legislature will restart early next year, and we all need to be ready to help push through the needed legislation to make Oklahoma a bastion of freedom and prosperity.

We are also hosting a statewide meeting for leaders of the other patriot groups on the 10th. It is time that all the groups started working to push through needed projects and began to share information and resources. We will have a report on the progress for the Sunday meeting.

So we would love to see you at the Sunday meeting, share some information with you and get you active in our group if you have the time to participate. Don’t expect a lot at this first meeting, we just want to say hi and tell you about what is going on. Bring a folding chair if you have one, or a lawn chair. If the weather is pretty, we will meet outside, or inside if the weather isn’t cooperating.

See you there,

Al Gerhart

Statewide Meeting of Patriot Groups October 10th

October 7, 2009 by

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There will be a statewide meeting of patriot groups on October 10th here in Oklahoma City. We are asking each group or chapter of each group (their digression depending on how rigid their organizational structure is) to send a maximum of three people, one of which is the designated spokesperson for the event. The idea is to have a large meeting of the groups and still be able to cover the important points quickly.

Sooner Tea Party is the organizer of the event. OCPAC, OKSAFE, Oklahoma Patriots for America, the various 9/12 groups,JBS, Fair Tax, OKfortea,and others have signed on already. We are just now starting to contact the other groups.

The idea is to find out who is out there, their rough numbers, and find where we can cooperate. The initial meeting will not take any action besides throwing out some ideas that we might be able to all agree upon. We want the three members or leaders of each group to take the information back to their groups, gain consensus, then return with a yeah or a nay.

Here are a few ideas that have been put forward that we might all support:

An Oklahoma Constitutional amendment to place term limits on our Federal representatives.

Push a tougher 10th Amendment resolution through past the governors veto or write and pass a new bill with some teeth. We may have to pursue two tracks, the legislation route, and a putting a petition for a popular vote to ensure it happens. Having a petition drive might make the leaders run out in front of the topic to sign on.

Helping conservative Republicans retake control of the Republican party, starting at the precinct level, then capturing the chair of the committees from the lowest level to the top. We would need 5 to 10 thousand patriots to register as republicans and to take the time to make four meetings so as to enable them to vote in the critical elections to chose the chairs and the committees.

The same could be done for the Democrats if we had enough people.

Bringing in Sheriff Mack to speak to Oklahoma Sheriffs and to the public.

I would ask if your group would attend and send some ideas along with your representatives.

Consider this as a pre meeting, there will need to be another late October or early November meeting for those that are wanting to participate. Then a final action meeting will coincide with a statewide convention at the Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds in mid January, the 15th and 16th. One day will be devoted to the groups setting goals and areas of responsibility, the other day will be open to the public with booths, speakers, and events aimed toward growing every group’s roster of volunteers. We can get some seminars set up for lobbying training, fund raising fundamentals for groups, all sorts of valuable education.

The entire thrust of this effort is two fold, to support the smaller groups and increase their strength, and to get everyone to get behind three or four common projects that move the ball further down the field.

The meeting will be held at my shop, The Carpenter Shop, 358 North Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73127. The address is an industrial park, drive in behind the smaller green metal buildings to the large concrete buildings with the truck dock front. Call 405-412-6233 if you get lost.

For more information, contact Al Gerhart, Sooner Tea Party, al@thecarpentershop.net

Oklahoma graduation and retention rates among lowest in the nation

October 5, 2009 by

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Snippet:

Six years after beginning college, only 44.1 percent of Oklahoma college students attain bachelor’s degrees at the institutions where they started.

Nother choice snippet:

Oklahoma’s boldest initiative in that area is Oklahoma’s Promise program, formerly known as the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP). It’s a program that calls for the state to pick up the tuition costs of students in families that earn $50,000 or less, as long as students fulfill a promise to take college preparatory classes, stay out of trouble and maintain high school grade point averages of at least 2.5.

Gee – a 2.5, and they get free tuition on our dime? How stupid is Glen Johnson? Rewarding mediocre performance in mediocre Oklahoma high schools is not a recipe for success. It sends the message that “just skate by on ‘okay’ and someone else will pay.” How the hell hard is it to make a 2.5 in already dumbed-down schools if you crack the books once in a while? And how much is it costing Oklahomans to fund this “excellence in mediocrity” tripe? No wonder the grad rate is in the pits – we have a “scholarship” program that floods our colleges with kids who are not invested (see the word I chose) in their own futures.

How about we toughen up our high school achievement standards and then give scholarships to kids who make the best grades, who have worked hard and hence shown the highest propensity to continue to do so? Hard workers create wealth, thrive under adversity, and return to society tenfold the few dollars invested in them. So raise the bar and give out fewer, more selective merit scholarships. Oh and subsidize the first few out of Glen Johnson’s salary. He could stand to lose a few chins.

October 4, 2009 by

This is a great video about a Republic vs. a Democracy!

Two Brothers on the March in D.C.

October 4, 2009 by

The Anti-Federalists and the Tenth Amendment

October 4, 2009 by

Why the 10th Amendment was necessary:

“This government is to possess absolute and uncontroulable power, legislative, executive and judicial, with respect to every object to which it extends, for by the last clause of section 8th, article 1st, it is declared “that the Congress shall have power to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this constitution, in the government of the United States; or in any department or office thereof.”

A power to make all laws, which shall be necessary and proper; for carrying into execution, all powers vested by the constitution in the government of the United States, or any department or officer thereof, is a power very comprehensive and definite, and may, for ought I know, be exercised in such manner as entirely to abolish the state legislatures.”

Brutus, October 1787, Anti-Federalists Papers

 

Why the Tenth Amendment is flawed:

“To their credit, the Federalist-dominated first Congress did add a reserved powers clause to the Constitution – the Tenth Amendment.  However, this amendment contains a notable omission, which can be seen when it is compared with the similar Article II of the Articles of Confederation:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.

A proposal to insert the word “expressly” in the Tenth Amendment was defeated by both houses of Congress in 1789. Although the omission of this one word does not seem too significant, it would later prove to be another fatal flaw in the Constitution.”

A very interesting video about the increasing Moslem population.

October 4, 2009 by

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