FLAMING CAPITALISM ALERT: Gateway Pundit reports the crowds outside Congress are….MASSIVE. Click HERE for more pictures.
I will try and add a few choice tweet reports below:
* Hearing all the entrances of the House buildings are jammed up!
* Daniel Lipinski (Ill.) UNDECIDED on Pelosicare Phone: (202) 225 – 5701 Fax: (202) 225 – 1012
* Frank Kratovil (Md.) UNDECIDED on Pelosicare Phone: 202-225-5311 Fax: 202-225-0254
* Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (S.D.) UNDECIDED on Pelosicare Phone: 202-225-2801Fax: 202-225-5823
Michelle Malkin reports there have been arrests……of Code Pinko activists!She also has links to live-streaming of the event.
Dear Readers: Before I get too far on the topic of today’s punditry, I wanted to direct your attention to two exceptional posts, recommended to me by friends:
1) House of death: U.S. Government cover-up unveiled; Capitalist Hero Kimberly Dvorak, a real friend to the Shrine, provides an example of real investigative reporting. MUT”s Money Quote:
The ‘House of Death’ case lends itself to a sad part of American history for the government, a low point, but now five years and a new president later the case continues to be swept under the mat.
Over the past nine months the White House has hammered away at the Bush Administration on everything from bungling the war on terrorism to the economy. How many times have we heard “We are a nation of laws?” Or “I don’t mind cleaning up the mess; just don’t tell me how to do it?” Or seen the word “transparency” used.
U.S. law enforcement certainly tweaked the laws concerning the Juarez House of Death case that ultimately cost 12 lives; 11 of which could have been prevented. So why are the recent and current White House Administrations failing to stand by the laws of America? Why look the other way? These are questions this story will attempt to answer without any help from government officials.
2) Crisis Compels Economists To Reach for New Paradigm; Our finance expert, Professor Athena, recommends this read. MUT’s Money Quote:
The goal for economists now is a model that takes account of what happens in the financial sector, yet is simple enough to apply in policy making. The quest is bringing financial economists — long viewed by some as a curiosity mostly relevant to Wall Street — together with macroeconomists. Some believe a viable solution will emerge within a couple of years; others say it could take decades.
I hope you read them both. Now, on to today’s subject: Operation House Call. A summary of today’s event in Washington DC today is found at Gateway Pundit: Michele Bachmann Rallies Troops Before Massive DC Protest (Audio-Video). The essence of this event is as follows:
When: Thursday, Nov. 5, Noon
What: Congressional “House Calls” to House and Senate district offices (or join Rep. Bachmann on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in D.C.)
What to do: Gather with friends outside the district office at noon; ask to speak with a staff member. Explain your concerns about the health care proposals under consideration and deliver your letters, stories, petitions, etc.
It seems that the elite media is essentially ignoring this event, hoping the mob and rabble stay away for lack of coverage. Speaker of the House Pelosi has shut off the live cameras around Capitol Hill, and has also substantially reduced parking to thwart citizens petitioning their representatives directly. You can understand her concern about this action — Pelosi is planning to bring the 1900 page behemoth to a vote this Saturday.
The Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition, LLC is organizing phone support. This is a notice from our compatriot, Lipstick Underground:
THURSDAY – MELT THE PHONES!
In conjunction with Operation House Call in Washington D.C. tomorrow, we here in California need to make a coordinated effort to melt the switch boards in D.C. regarding healthcare “reform” legislation:
White House Switchboard: 1:00 PM Pacific; 202-456-1414
Congressional Switchboard: 10:15 AM Pacific; 202-224-3121
Washington – We have our eyes on you!
I will monitor as best I can (blogging will be light; I have to take the Young Prince to his first orthodontics treatment AND a birthday party). Hopefully, I will be able to provide solid reports — as the Citizen Journalists are going to do the job today that the elite media will not do!