Dear Readers: I came across a line from KT of the Scratching Post that perfectly underscores the nature of the Tea Party Movement: In the tone of The Most Interesting Man in the World: “I don’t always get politically involved, but when I do, I prefer to join Tea Parties. Stay ungovernable, my friends.”
And here are two juicy bits showing that our merry band of agitators at the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition and other citizen action groups intend to remain just that.
FILNER VS POPADITCH DEBATE
American hero and veteran Nick Popaditch is running to replace Bob Filner in California’s 51st district.
“Today at the Lemon Festival in Chula Vista, Nick Popaditch and Bob Filner crossed paths while walking around”, said Cheryl Perez of the Chula Vista Patriots. “Nick went up to Filner to shake hands and say hello. I told Filner we would love to hear him and Nick debate. I tried to get him to say a date or time frame, but the best we could get was yes he would debate Nick, but he wanted it set up by a neutral group. I tried as many times as I could to point blank ask if he would debate Nick. Each time, right in front of Nick, he said yes.”
Cheryl continued: “I emailed Steve Yuhas (there is a history with Yuhas trying to get Filner to debate Nick and my understanding is that Filner told Yuhas he would debate Nick on his radio show after the primary). Yuhas, on the air, offered to moderate a one hour debate. Nick quickly called the show, and on the air said any date, any time.”
Cheryl suggests the following action items, and asks everyone to take a moment from their day:
1 – Call Filner’s office and ask him to answer Yuhas’s invitation to debate. Though calling is preferred, an email would also work, too.
Filner’s campaign website is: http://www.bobfilnerforcongress.com
Contact Filner at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Filner’s Congressional office is:
333 F Street, Suite A
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(“Popaditch’s campaign office is the next block over,” noted Cheryl. “You can stand in the front of both offices and see each other. Nick has walked into Filner’s office a few times with questions. I love this. It must drive Filner crazy and shows something about Nick. He is going into the middle of the battle ground, not stand around the outside waitting to see what will happen.”)
His campaign office is:
240 Woodlawn #7
Chula Vista CA 91910
2 – Let people know Filner said, in person, he would debate Nick. Call Filner’s office and ask him to do what he said he would and debate Nick. (If anyone gets an answer that Filner never said that, please let me know. I will go down to his office and have him say that to me in person).
3 – Email Steve Yuhas (email@example.com) and let him know we appreciate his offer to host this debate. This is not a usual format for Steve’s show as he rarely has guests. (side note: Steve also broke the story about the distastefulcartoon of Nick on his show a few weeks back). Steve’s show is on KOGO 600 am from 5:00 – 7:00 on Sundays.
For those of you not acquainted with the full magnitude of Filner’s charm, here is a piece I wrote: Filner tells Blue Dogs to go away.
YES on 23! RALLY AT THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION
Meg Whitman’s horrendous interview on the John and Ken Show is still making waves. Many Tea Party types are none too happy with the weak stance being taken by the state’s Republican Party elites on the YES on 23! campaign (to repeal, at least temporarily, CA’s version of Cap and Trade). The GOP’s state of confusion is detailed in this SFgate story: Prop. 23 is a hot potato for state GOP: confusion reigns on endorsement.
“We are going to do a Yes on 23 rally in front of the CRP convention the day Meg speaks,” says Sarah Bond, co-founder of the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition. “The SFGate story is going haywire on Facebook and people are
chomping at the bit to do something about it. So we are.”
The CRP Fall Convention is August 20-22 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. It’s time to start preparing those Yes on 23! posters and brushing up on the latest data refuting man-made global warming. The Shrine will post the details of the rally as soon as they are available.
STAY UNGOVERNABLE, MY FRIENDS!
Michelle Malkin has a more nationally-oriented action item: Stop the BigGovJobs bill