Thursday, September 30, 2010

25 Minutes to Change America

GOPTrust raised $18,738 in twenty-four hours to help finalize this 25-minute film. The organization needs $25,000 to complete, that's just a bit over $6,000 more to get this on the airwaves. The excerpt above is powerful. We need to be able to make this, and the finished product, go viral.

Pence: "Congress Should Not Adjourn Until it Stops Tax Hikes On All Americans"

“Democrats are poised to embrace one of the largest tax increases in history in one of the worst economies in my lifetime and it must not stand.”

Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, gave the following remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today:

“Mr. Speaker I rise in opposition to the Rule, not just for what’s in it, but for what’s not in it. This rule will allow a vote on three separate pieces of legislation, none of which will allow the Republicans or Democrats in Congress who support extending all current tax relief to have an up or down vote before we adjourn. The truth is, what’s happening in Washington, D.C., this week is just unconscionable.

Democrats are putting their politics over your prosperity."

“The economic policies of this administration have failed. Fifteen million Americans are unemployed, millions more have given up even looking for work, but now Speaker Pelosi and the Democrat majority want to impose one of the largest tax increases in our country’s history on job creators in less than 100 days. And they won’t even allow a vote on the floor to extend all tax relief."

“Mr. Speaker, raising taxes on job creators won’t create jobs, but Democrats are poised to embrace one of the largest tax increases in history in one of the worst economies in my lifetime and it must not stand. The American people deserve to know—Washington Democrats are putting saving their jobs ahead of saving yours."

“Mr. Speaker, higher taxes won’t get anybody hired. Congress must not vote to adjourn, we must not leave this chamber before we permit a fair and open, up or down vote to prevent higher taxes on any American in January of next year. House Republicans say, ‘no extension of all tax relief for every American, no adjournment.’”

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nov 2 Voting, Candidates, and Judges Pages Published

Please visit our three newest pages: Nov 2 Voting, Conservative Candidates and Conservative Judges. As a TEA Party Patriot group, Patriots 28560 does not endorse candidates. We do, however, strive to inform voters of candidates whose values most align with our TEA Party Patriots Core Values of Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets.

In many cases, voters of Craven County do not have a choice, there are no conservatives on the ballot. We MUST change this by the next election cycle. We do indicate where we have presented incomplete information and ask that you email any insights you may have that will impact our candidate lists.

Judges increasingly determine what constraints will be placed upon our liberty and rights as Americans. You MUST vote for individual judges, a party line vote does NOT include judges. We urge you to vote for conservative judges who can help restore our adherence to the Constitution and preserve our Republic through case law and a strong commitment to States Rights.

A reminder to all candidates:

We WILL hold our newly elected officials to a high standard, a standard that includes voting in accordance with our Core Values and always for what is best for our Nation. Not what is best for a particular voting block, constituency, special interest group, ability to deliver "pork" to North Carolina or to Craven County. We are tired of business as usual. True change is sweeping the Nation and will manifest in the November 2 election.

We will not rest, we will not go away, we will not allow our newly elected officials to renege on campaign promises. If they do, they will serve one-term and We the People will recruit true Constitutional Conservatives to represent us at the city, county, state and federal levels.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Propaganda, Placement and Persuasion

There's a relatively new billboard that I pass by almost daily. Its colors are washed out, the style is reminiscent of the 1930s WPA (Works Progress Adminstration) government posters and government-sponsored artwork. Apparently it resonates with the public, because Verizon Mobile has launched a new graphic, titled Rule the Air in a style that could be mistaken for WPA art.

Both ad campaigns disturb me in their simplicity and ties to another era, an era of desperation, cemented by a determination that only the federal government could provide the solution.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fire Pelosi Bus Tour

Fire Pelosi Bus Tour

Obama Plans Ad Attack upon the TEA Party

Click HERE for New Yorks Times article.

The White House is considering national advertisements depicting TEA Party members as extremists in an effort to energize its base. This following Obama's remarks to an entirely black coalition this weekend, urging members to "Protect the Change." We hear accusations of racism constantly, yet Obama and his surrogates are always the ones who see -- and USE -- color as a weapon of derision and division.

As a co-founder of Patriots 28560, a TEA Party group, I can attest to having the great privilege of meeting nothing but polite, kind, compassionate and concerned fellow citizens. Always respectful of others and of our great Founders and Founding Documents. And always passionate.

If the White House pursues this stategy, of attack upon The TEA Party and by extension, an attack upon you and I, average citizens who simply want to guarantee the future of our great Nation, if the democratic political machine adopts this orchestrated, negative campaign... then they will be cementing their loss of both Houses of Congress November 2.

Our Identity as an American People

Full article here: Rubio calls election 'referendum on national identity' at tea party rally.

Marco Rubio at Forward with the Constitution Rally, northeast Florida, Saturday. "This election is nothing less than a referendum of our identity as a nation and as a people," Rubio said, calling 2010 an historic moment "when people were pushed to the brink." When he complained of go-along-to-get-along Republican politicians, people in the audience chimed in, "That's right."

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Drudge Headline: Obama Goes to Church!

Link to article here.

Amazing how far we've come in less than two years... that the simple act of the President attending church merits a headline on The Drudge Report. Internal polling must be off-the-charts and his handlers have orchestrated a last-minute, mid-term election realignment strategy to try and save "The Brand." Good luck with that one (not).

Friday, September 17, 2010

Celebrate Constitution Day!

We the People.

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the United States Constitution by thirty-nine men, September 17, 1787.

A great time to display your American flag.

Join Hillsdale College and George Will, The Washington Post, online at 8 p.m. eastern for a FREE seminar, "Why We Celebrate Constitution Day." CLICK here to register with Hillsdale College.

Property Tax Appraisal Meeting -- Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Township Six Firestation, Carolina Pines Boulevard. Open to the public.

Speakers will provide property owners an overview of various options in response to recent tax value increases.

Promoted -- but not presented -- by Patriots 28560.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

UPDATE: NRSC Chairman's Statement, 11:09 a.m. Eastern

NRSC Chairman Cornyn’s Statement On Delaware Senate Race
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:09 AM

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), released the following statement regarding the Delaware Senate race:

“Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee – and I personally as the committee’s chairman – strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.

Principles, or Politics as Usual? NRSC Refuses to Support O'Donnell

I watched Karl Rove on Hannity last night and was disgusted by his pettiness, petulance, and political deafness when discussing the repercussions of Christine O'Donnell's (Delaware) primary win last night.

How dare the political elites of the Republican party try and negate "We the People's" choice in a Republican primary.

How dare they empower the opponents of our founding principles and Constitution by employing the same politics of division and class warfare that are used to such effect by the party currently in power.

How dare they withhold Republican funding from a duly elected Republican candidate when those funds were solicited from  Republican donors.

How dare they run a certifiable northeastern RINO, who voted for Cap and Trade, voted for the Stimulus Package, voted for legislation that would have allowed for the investigation and impeachment of President George W. Bush... then after trying to hobble us with such a candidate, accuse US of being the cause of their predictions of loss in the general election.

How dare they present an aged insider as "change" for Delaware and for our Nation. Those who read this blog know I have the greatest respect for my elders, for our Greatest Generation, for the experience gained by age. But this year, this election, the specter of the aged Castle, shuffling toward the camera in one widely played video, Castle's image conjures a Nation in decline.

And how dare they roll out the same old tired, fear-mongering mantra of "If you vote on principle, you'll never gain the majority. It's better to elect a Republican and have the majority, then work to effect change from that position of power."

Because we all know that's worked so well with Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. Conservatives can count on those two Castle-mold RINOs to support the Constitution, to block socialist Supreme Court nominees, and to interpret the General Welfare Clause in favor of We the People rather than We the Statists. Yes, of course, conservatives should have absolutely bowed to the Republican elites' choice of candidate.

I have already donated to Christine O'Donnell's campaign. 

I have donated to many candidates over this primary season, bypassing the NRSC (National Republican Senatorial Committee) and GOP and empowering individual candidates directly. I will make my voice heard beyond North Carolina, with my cash, with my time, and with this blog.

I consider every Republican attack on a conservative, Constitutionalist candidate to be an attack on MY values, MY choices, and MY determination to turn our Nation back to its founding principles.

Stand firm on principles and our Nation wins in November.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Barone: Gangster Government Stifles Criticism of Obamacare

GOPUSA » Commentary » Barone: Gangster Government Stifles Criticism of Obamacare

Note Sebelius' "Zero tolerance" threat that stands in direct violation of our First Amendment rights.

Remember in November. Not a month that rhymes with impeach or treason... but the investigations, proceedings, and Senate trial should begin when the 112th Congress is sworn in January 3rd.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

911 Observance -- Patriot Day

While the focus on this ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks should be upon those who perished, and their loved ones who go on alone, Americans must never forget the events of 911. And never forget the perpetrators target us still.

I was in New York City the week before the attack, for a marketing conference. On Sunday, September 9, I took the opportunity to sightsee, making the Circle Line Tour to Ellis Island and visiting Lady Liberty. I chose to walk back to my hotel, traveling through the shadows of the World Trade Center Twin Towers. Two days later I watched in horror as the terrorists found their targets.

I returned to the City early November and walked from Grand Central Station to Ground Zero. There were literally thousands of us, heading south, preferring to walk rather than take a taxi. We were sharing where we were from and where we were the day of the attacks. The mood was respectful and reserved, quiet, but still conversational.

As we moved closer to Ground Zero we could smell the odor of burnt... everything. Our conversations quieted. When we got within a few blocks, we began to see manhole covers blown off, debris, destruction. All conversation stopped. Many wept openly, including me. It was hard to breathe, and not just because of the smell and heaviness of the air.

Somewhere between Grand Central and Ground Zero we changed from Americans visiting the site of our Nation's worst attack since Pearl Harbor... to Americans making a pilgrimage to show respect to those who perished.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

American Arrogance or American Exceptionalism

It's not Memorial Day, or Veterans' Day, or Armed Forces Day. But there is an email going around entitled American Arrogance and embedded with still images of American cemeteries overseas. Photos available here on another Patriots blog.

My father was a WWII veteran, Army Air Corps -- B24 ball turret gunner with over 50 missions, flying out of Benghazi, Libya -- he went on to retire from the United States Air Force. We were stationed in France in the '60s and my earliest memories are of visiting American cemeteries to honor those who never came home. My uncle's name is inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia.

You can search the American Battlefield Monuments Commission database by clicking here.

So why am I writing this now?

Because I've visited almost all the American cemeteries in France, Belgium and The Netherlands, as a child, and as an adult. I've been humbled by the sheer numbers of graves and by the many, many people, of all nationalities, who visit to also pay tribute. I've stood in silence in The Hague as an entire nation came to a stop to honor their American liberators.

And I've had to watch and listen and endure an American President who, in superb arrogance, has traveled the world offering apologies for our Nation.

Vote. Become engaged. Because we are an exceptional Nation, a Nation of exceptional heroes. We cannot let the sacrifice of our Greatest Generation, and of all those heroes who have served, and serve still... we cannot let their sacrifice be  in vain.

Our path back begins November 2.

City Council May Pull Plug on Muslim Prayer Idea

Social media has provided "We the People" a very large voice. Please see update below, particular attention to the comment about the "Uproar over the proposal." Even if you don't call or email, be sure to comment on news articles -- both in support -- and in opposition. Media outlets, businesses, and politicians employ people and firms to report on public reaction to news, policies, and proposals.

City Council May Pull Plug on Muslim Prayer Idea
Updated 4:32 PM EDT, Wed, Sep 8, 2010

The Hartford City Council is reconsidering its proposal to have local imams perform Islamic invocations at the beginning of council meetings in September.

Council President rJo Winch called a news conference Wednesday to address the uproar over the proposal she supported Tuesday.

In an email sent out by the City Council on Tuesday called the plan "an act of solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters."

But since a story was posted on, Winch and other council members said they have received numerous complaints and even some hate emails over the decision to begin the meetings with Muslim prayers.

"Where is the separation between church and state?," wrote one anonymous reader. "Why not an act of solidarity with your New York City American brothers and sisters who were attacked on 9/11?," wrote another.

The email from the City Council referenced the ongoing battle over a proposed mosque in New York. "One of the goals of the Council is to give a voice to the many diverse peoples of the City, which is especially important given the recent anti-Islam events throughout the country," the email read.

Although the council does say a prayer before every meeting, Winch says she's reconsidering the idea of the Muslim prayers so close to the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. She instead said she would consider an interfaith prayer before next Monday's meeting.

"There might be 20 different faiths there on that day because, I understand his position, we have to understand we live in a multicultural city and there are 125,000 residents here so we don't want to have anyone be offended," Winch said.

That idea, however didn't sit well with Council Minority Leader Luis Cotto, the council member who originally made the proposal to ask the imams to perform the invocations. Cotto said he had no problem with the timing of the proposal. "I thought that doing this in September or at the next meeting, which happens to be September, makes sense, and I still do," Cotto said.

Local Islamic leaders were also not happy about Winch's apparent backtracking. "We feel as though it would be a step backwards because it would be labeling me as part of the problem that took place on 9/11 and we had nothing to do with that," Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim said. Abdul-Karim was scheduled to perform the invocation at the Sept. 13 City Council meeting.

He said he plans to be at City Hall Monday to say the prayer.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hartford City Council Meetings to Begin with Muslim Prayers

City Council Meetings to Begin with Muslim Prayers
Updated 7:15 PM EDT, Tue, Sep 7, 2010
Hartford, CT

In the wake of the battle over a mosque at Ground Zero, a move by Hartford City Council is sure to have its critics.

The Council announced Tuesday that it has invited local imams to perform Islamic invocations at the beginning of the Council meetings in September.

Though meetings don't regularly begin with any form of prayer, an email from the Common Council called it "an act of solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters."

The email even referenced the ongoing issue in New York. "One of the goals of the Council is to give a voice to the many diverse peoples of the City, which is especially important given the recent anti-Islam events throughout the country."

Council President rJo Winch called it an important move for the Council. "I feel it is very important that, as a Council, we project a culture of inclusiveness in the City of Hartford. Too often it is our differences that divide us. In my opinion, it is our combination of differences that makes us strong," Winch said.


The City of Hartford website prominently displays a "Hartford 375 Years" logo. If they welcome Sharia law, they won't survive another 10. And every move like this, by any state, county, or city, sets a legal precedent that will allow judges to legislate from the bench and extend that precedent to every American, regardless of our location. We must stop this now.

A few pertinent numbers and links in case you'd like to voice your opinion. Please share and repost widely:

City Council Office, 860.543.8510
Common Council Court, 860.757.9560
City of Hartford, CT, 860.543.8500 or 860.757.9311

Click HERE for City of Hartford website.

Click HERE for Court of Common Council


Monday, September 6, 2010

Top 10 Reason to Look Forward to November

With thanks to Becki Gray, Vice President for Outreach, John Locke Foundation

10. Over 100 Years of One-Party Rule in NC
9. Federal Stimulus Spending
8. Corporate Welfare
7. Unemployment in Double Digits
6. Corrupt Politicians
5. Nanny State
4. Property Rights Impact
3. State Budget
2. Debt
The Number One reason I’m looking forward to November: "I can’t wait to vote!"

For more inforamation about upcoming Carolina Freedom Clubs, John Locke Foundation events, please click on our Events tab at top of page. There is training coming soon to a location near you!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

TODAY -- Labor Day TEA Party Rally, Havelock City Park, 4-8 p.m.

Presented by the Coastal Carolina Tax Payers Association (CCTA)

4:00-8:00 pm
Havelock City Park

Focus: Taxes and Economy, Immigration and Amnesty, and Voting as a Responsibility.

Guest Speakers: Pastor Walter and Mrs. Carole Leake; Cuban Immigrant & American Patriot, Jose (Joe) Dominquez; Jeff Lewis, National Director, NC Fire Coalition; Francis DeLuca, Executive Director of the Civatas Institute; Becki Gray, VP for Outreach, John Locke Foundation; Melvin Cooper (Route 70 Corridor Project); and CCTA Member Hal James (Craven County Government Watchdog).

Music: The Metz Girls.

Participation: Open mike session.

Join Patriots 28560 as we support the CCTA -- we need to support every local event -- there is power in numbers and especially in media images. If you attend, take photos, then share on Facebook, blogs and other social media.

And remember to bring your signs!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Scroll on Fox News: Obama, "There will be better days ahead."

My husband said, "Yeah, when you're out of office." I couldn't agree more! (Sorry, needed some levity this morning!)


September 2, 2010

Having failed us in life, Robert Byrd is apparently going to help us to limit government spending after his demise. He has accomplished this postmortem feat by opening up his Senate seat in time to be included in the deluge that is approaching in the November, 2010 election.

When Byrd died, Democrats confidently expected West Virginia's popular governor - Joe Manchin (pronounced mansion) - to win the seat handily. When Republican John Raese (pronounced racy) jumped into the race, few were surprised and none bothered to recalculate the GOP's chances. While Raese is wealthy and inclined to spend heavily to win, he had been soundly defeated by Byrd in 2006 for the same seat.

Now comes the first poll in the race by Scott Rasmussen and the results are going to send shockwaves throughout the country. Manchin leads Raese by only 48-42! What makes these numbers so significant is that Manchin has a job approval as governor of 70%. So more than a third of those who like him as Governor, don't want him to be the Senator. Why not? The answer is simple: Barack Obama.

Americans for Prosperity Phone for Freedom and Make a Difference

Update from AFP President TIm Phillips:

How committed are we to taking our nation in a different direction? Will we give our most precious resource -- our time -- to the cause of freedom?

I'm asking you to do just that -- and what I'm asking you to do can be done from your home on your own time.

Here's my request: commit now to making at least 25 calls to citizens in key parts of the country beginning next Thursday. BY CLICKING HERE.

Through our November is Coming effort, Americans for Prosperity has built one of the best databases in the nation. You can use our website to log in and then call fellow Americans in crucial areas of the nation.

Candidates Running Against Senator Richard Burr for the U.S. Senate

Democrat Elaine Marshall
Born in Lineboro, Maryland
Employment: Current N.C. Secretary of State
Education: B.S. Textiles and Clothing, University of Maryland
J.D. Degree, Campbell University

USA Today said Elaine Marshall campaigned as a liberal insurgent against Cal Cunningham (D), the choice of the Washington Democrat establishment, in the Democrat primary for the U.S. Senate. She has been lauded by Progressives and is supported by "I'd love to have Obama in here," she told The Daily Beast, an opinion web site. "Anytime he comes into the state and can see what's going on, North Carolina is better for it." According to The Daily Beast, Marshall is "offering an unabashed embrace of much of President Obama's agenda--calling for more federal stimulus spending--at a time when many Democrats are running away from the White House as fast as they can."

Like Obama, Marshall believes in a redistribution of income. Marshall is excited about nationalized ObamaCare and her web site states, "The passed health insurance reform puts our budget and economy on a more stable path by reducing the deficit by $100 billion over the next ten years--and about $1 trillion over the second decade--by cutting government overspending and reining in waste, fraud and abuse." (Her beliefs sound eerily similar to those of Senator Kay Hagan, and the direct opposite to those of Senator Richard Burr.)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Patriot's Report for the Restoring Honor Rally

Good morning all:

I joined 49 others of the local Tea Party organization, "Patriots 28560" for the 8 hour bus trip to Glenn Beck's rally on the mall in Washington. The crowd was spectacular and was the largest assembly I have ever seen. They were literally packed from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument. The estimates I have heard vary form 300,000 to 500,000. We were told that 50 busses were from eastern NC (Raleigh to the coast).

CLICK HERE for full report on our Restoring Honor Photos page.

Four NEW Events Listed

Four NEW Events -- Overview below.
CLICK HERE to visit our Events page for complete details.

September 4
CCTA Labor Day Weekend Tea Party
Saturday, 4-8 p.m.
Havelock City Park, Highway 70 / Main Street
Focus on: Immigrations and Amnesty, Taxes, Jobs, Economy, Voting as a Responsibility
In event of Hurricane conditions, Tea Party will be rescheduled for Friday, September 10

September 12
March on DC -- New Bern bus leaving Belk's parking lot.
Patriots 28560 will join the Crystal Coast Tea Party Patriots for their trip to DC September 12.

September 18
Wilmington, NC
American Majority Activist Training

An American Majority Activist Training will be conducted on Saturday, September 18th in Wilmington, NC to provide citizens with the tools necessary to become effective activists. Topics covered during the training include hardwiring precincts, understanding the political system we face, building effective coalitions, using new media tools to engage voters and build movements, and more. Activists, candidates, and campaign volunteers are encouraged to attend this training.

October 2
TEA Party at Little Washington

Washington, NC Waterfront

From the Organizers (Patriots 28560 is supporting, please join us!):

Several TEA Party groups are coming together on Oct. 2nd at the waterfront in "Little Washington" for a super TEA Party rally. The hope is that we get a huge crowd and therefore can command some really good speakers and get a lot of press coverage.

Oval Office Occupant

From Dreams of My Father "I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites." "I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race." "There was something about her that made me wary, a little too sure of herself, maybe and white."

"It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names." "I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela."

From The Audacity of Hope "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."