Dear Readers: My dear friend and Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition President, Dawn Wildman, made a request that I am delighted to be able to honor today. As she and many others have enjoyed my “Star Trek” themed posts, she wanted me to feature the most popular episode from the original series, “Trouble with Tribbles“.
The title for today’s post comes from an exchange between Scotty and a Klingon officer — the quintessential bar fight! During my research, the line popped off the page as it ties into one of today’s HOT news items. Our friends from Hot Air are involved in something special. It seems bloggers from both the righto-sphere and and lefto-sphere are posting a petition for President Obama to continue televised meetings with the House Republican conference.
Quite frankly, I don’t know how I feel about this development. I avoid all media events featuring President Obama, as I think he is over-exposed and has “delusions of godhood“. Therefore, I am not keen on more televised anything with him on center-stage. Furthermore, the Republicans are essentially forced to sit in the audience and take the abuse without complaint. Instapundit has a great post today about the mixed messages.
On the other hand, it seems such teleconferences have a way of exposing President Obama’s real agenda and qualities to light — in a way the elite media as constantly failed to do. Also, it might be good to televise meetings with Democratic committees, too. I hear that recent exchanges with the Senate Democrats have gotten very lively recently!
I don’t think the terms “Over Bearing” and “Swaggering” are applicable only to Obama either. For pure “Over Bearing”, it is difficult to surpass the evil-pixie we Californians have sent to the Senate — Babs Boxer. If you recall, she demeaned a general during a hearing and insisted Townhall protesters were “too well dressed to be real“. I am hoping Boxer is one of many senators who will be shown the door this November. (MUT NOTE: The best way to respond is to elect an ARMY VET to “her seat”. Please donate to the real conservative and a long-standing Tea Party activist, CHUCK DEVORE — click HERE to help).
For pure swagger, it would be hard to top California Air Resources Board (CARB) head, Mary Nichols. This power-mongering eco-tyrant had the temerity to defend her job-killing regulations, based from a report prepared by a fake scientist with a fraudulent degree, by saying … itwas actually “saving lives”.
These horrendous regulations have closed businesses. Nichols rules have cost people their livelihoods and careers. Studies show that unemploment causes severe health effects more surely than anything under CARB’s power to actually control. CARB is harming our state via environmental statism. All Americans can contact our Attorney General to complain, and Californians can join us in repealing the state’s Cap-and-Trade rules. For more information, click HERE and follow John and Ken’s talk radio show on Los Angles AM 640, which has made CARB’s Mary Nichols one of their “heads on a stick”.
The following “Trouble with Tribbles” quote seems most apt:
You have insulted me, you have ignored me, you, you walked all over me. You have abused your authority and you have rejected my requests. And this, this is the result. I am going to hold you responsible!.
Here is how:
Join us for our next Tea Party, in celebration of our first anniversary! San Diego Tea Party – 2010 Roger Hedgecock will be the keynote speaker.
—— Date: Saturday, Feb. 27th.
——Time: 11 am to 1 pm.
—— Place: Just NORTH of the Star of India along the beautiful Harbor Drive.
This Tea Party will also feature the following topics:
* CITIZEN POWER CAMPAIGN: Californians’ fight to free ourselves from the dominance of SEIU leadership and that of other power-mongering union-based elites is the core of the CITIZEN POWER CAMPAIGN. Through a petition drive, we are hoping to gather enough signatures in this state to place the first Tea Party proposition on the ballot. Michelle Malkin has a new snippet on SEIU today that is quite enriching!
* Part Time California Legislature — They can’t make more economy-killing/liberty crushing regulations if they aren’t in session. Californians, please sign the Part Time CA Legislature Petition!!!!
* REPEAL AB-32: The Repeal AB32 Petition Campaign (California’s version of Cap-and-Trade) launch date has been pushed back to February 9th; our event will feature groups who are focused on this effort, as well as businesspeople trying to reign in CARB.
For old-times sake, here is the YouTube video of “Trouble with Tribbles”: