Dear Readers: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! 2010 promises to be a fine one, indeed.
As I spent the change of the year drinking Bailey’s Irish Cream and watching a Jane Austen Marathon, I thought I would entitle the first post of 2010 with one of her quotes, which seems especially apt as it relates to today’s political class. I think the first case-in-point is that of President Obama, who swore to the public on eight separate occasions that he would permit healthcare reform debates to be held on C-SPAN. Now, he has seemingly tossed C-SPAN and this promise under the bus.
My second example is Senator Christopher Dodd, who has suddenly become inspired to retire. I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to the Connecticut Tea Party (and the related New Haven Tea Party), who worked tirelessly through 2009 to remind the nation about Dodd’s senatorial history (a dynamic mixture of criminality and incompetency). I became acquainted with them when we worked together to unmask the ACORN protesters who were targeting fellow citizens in early 2009. This is one of the early examples of citizen activists from one state teaming up to help those in another.
Speaking of mutual aid, many fellow Americans are assisting Californians as we attempt to get the first Tea Party proposition on the Nov. 2010 ballot. Please check out the website; CITIZEN POWER CAMPAIGN – UNPLUG THE POLITICAL MACHINE. There is some exciting news: WE HAVE AN I-PHONE APP TO SIGN THE PETITION!
CITIZEN POWER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES NEW iPHONE APPLICATION ALLOWING VOTERS TO SIGN INITIATIVE PETITIONS VIA iPHONES
In three simple steps, voters can read the full text of the initiative, fill out the required information, such as their name and residential address, and then sign the petition, just as they would on paper, on the iPhone’s touch-screen. Petition gatherers can also have other registered voters sign the petition on their iPhones.
“This is groundbreaking technology that will revolutionize California’s initiative process and we’re at the forefront,” said Mark Meckler, one of the measure’s five proponents who also serves as the California co-coordinator and a National Coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots. “The Tea Party Patriots used the Internet to organize rallies to defeat tax-raising ballot measures last May we’re using the latest technology tools again to make sure the Citizen Power Campaign gets on the November ballot. It fits perfectly with the Citizen Power Initiative which is all about returning power to the citizens of California.
If interested, please click HERE for further details.