Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Worcester, MA Tea Party 9/12/2009

It was a damp,rainy Saturday morning when we arrived at Lincoln Square a bit after 11:30 and found about 50 people present there with signs and flags. I spoke with "Matt O'Brien" who is one of the persons responsible for organizing the event. Mr. O'Brien was certainly not shy about letting you know how he felt and why he was attending the Tea Party.

During our conversation, I learned that there were about three bus loads of people from the Worcester that went to Washington D.C. for the 9/12 Rally and that Ken Mandile had informed him that there were about 1,000 people from Massachusetts attending the event in D.C..

The people that I met and spoke with at the Tea Party in Worcester were very passionate about their stand on the issues of health care, government spending and the right to keep and bear arms.

Many of the people driving by the attendees standing on the sidewalk along the street were honking their horns in approval of the signs and banners being held high by the group.

When you consider that many people went to Washington D.C. from the area, and the weather, rain all day, damp and cool and the forecast calling for that the rest of the day, there were quite a few attendees for the Worcester Tea Party.

The persons who attended today's event, most of them because they could not attend in D.C., showed the commitment and tenacity that is needed to defeat Obama's agenda of big government spending and government run health care. This group of hearty people proved that they can walk the walk as well as talk the talk. That speaks volumes for these attendees and those who made their was to Washington, D.C..

I enjoyed speaking with many of the groups attendees, everyone was very friendly and approachable. I was proud to be a part of the Worcester Tea Party 9/12/2009, for I too could not attend in D.C..

This group held a Tea Party event in Worcester on April 15th as did many others throughout the nation. Having just returned from attending the Tea Party in Boston on that day, I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with Worcester's Tea Party which appeared to be as large if not larger in attendance than Boston's. It was clearly more organized and had much better communications equipment.

If you live in Worcester County and wish to attend any of these events when they are organized just go to for more information.

Jay Speaks with Tea Party Attendee

Jay With Two Very Well Informed Tea Party Attendees

Jay With Several Tea Party Attendees Including "Matt O'Brien"(left of Jay) Who Was Responsible For Today's Event

Worcester,MA. Tea Party 9/12/2009

Hey Folks,

I will be at the Worcester,MA. Tea Party today (Saturday September 12th). The event starts at 11:30 am and ends at 1:00 pm. The event takes place at Lincoln Square in Worcester. If you can't make it to D.C., and you live in the Worcester area, please come down and show your support, bring a sign and a flag if you can.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Judge Schedules Trial on Obama Eligibility

According to WorldNet Daily, a California judge today tentatively scheduled a trial for Jan. 26, 2010, in a case that challenges Obama's eligibility to be president on questions about his qualifications under the Constitution.

This will be the first time the merits of the dispute have been argued in open court.

In a hearing today before U.S.District Judge David Carter, several motions were heard, including a resolution to long-standing questions about whether attorney Orly Taitz properly served notice on the defendants, which she had.

In a second ruling, Carter ordered that attorney Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation can be added to the case to represent plaintiffs Wiley Drake and Markham Robinson, who had been removed by an earlier court order. Drake, the vice presidential candidate for the American Independent Party, and Robinson, the party's chairman, also were restored to the case.

But the judge did not immediately rule on Taitz' motion to be granted discovery – that is the right to see the president's still-concealed records. Nor did Carter rule immediately on a motion to dismiss the case, submitted by the U.S. government, following discussion over Taitz' challenge to the work of a magistrate in the case.

The judge did comment that if there are legitimate constitutional questions regarding Obama's eligibility, they need to be addressed and resolved.
Carter ordered a hearing Oct. 5 on the motion to dismiss and ordered arguments submitted on the issue of discovery.

If the case survives that challenge, a pretrial hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 11 and the trial for two weeks later.

The case would be the first time, according to Kreep, that the actual merits of the dispute will have been heard in open court. A multitude of such disputes have been rejected out of hand by various state and federal courts. Even the U.S. Supreme Court repeatedly has rejected urgent appeals to hear the evidence.

The suit alleges Obama is actually a citizen of Indonesia and "possibly still citizen of Kenya, usurping the position of the president of the United States of America and the commander-in-chief."

Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama's American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

Other challenges have focused on Obama's citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated over $1 million to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions.

In the U.S. Justice Department's motion to dismiss, attorneys didn't address the concerns directly, but instead focused their efforts on technical procedures, suggesting the matter can't be decided in court and that the dozens of plaintiffs cannot demonstrate they have been injured by having Obama in the Oval Office.

"It is clear, from the text of the Constitution, and the relevant statutory law implementing the Constitution's textual commitments, that challenges to the qualifications of a candidate for president can, in the first instance, be presented to the voting public before the election, and, once the election is over, can be raised as objections as the electoral votes are counted in the Congress," wrote Assistant U.S. Attorneys Roger West and David DeJute. "Therefore, challenges such as those purportedly raised in this case are committed, under the Constitution, to the electors, and to the Legislative branch."

President Obama's defenders also said they would file a motion seeking to block any discovery of evidence at this point.

Among the long list of plaintiffs are former ambassador and presidential candidate Alan Keyes and longshot vice-presidential candidate Gail Lightfoot, both of whom ran in 2008.

Justice officials say because neither had a mathematical chance at winning, they were not directly harmed by the election of Obama.
The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

Sarah Brooks has more.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

White House "Revised" Obama Student Speech

The White House released the speech that President Obama will deliver to students across the country yesterday at 12 Noon.

Yes folks, that's right they posted the speech a day before the President will deliver it to students across the country and on Labor Day, a national holiday, at that. Odd, don't you think.

Here is the link to the text of the President's speech:

I believe there are a couple of reasons for this, first, they miscalculated the public reaction to the President's speech to students in grades as low as Pre-School. Pre-School? Do we really need to encourage kids in Pre-School not to drop out.

Secondly, these people are not stupid, they decided to try and capitalize on their own mistake by letting those in opposition to the speech continue to do so while they "revised" the speech. Then, when there would be little time to review it, release it to the public. Once one reads the released text of the speech, it appears to be a "stay in school" rally speech. So now most people will be saying "what was the concern about my child watching this speech."

As a result, they discredit those who opposed the President preaching to their children via the school. They also create a distraction from the other contested debates about "health care", etc. and even create a bit of doubt as to why the "right" in America is fighting the current health care bill.

Don't fall for it folks, if the speech posted was the original why was it released a day before delivery, and on a national holiday. Why not release it after it was announced so people could read it before deciding if their children should hear it or not.

The answer, in my opinion, is because it is not the original speech. It was revised when the White House began hearing "strong" opposition to it, plain and simple. If you read the educational material that accompanies this speech without being able to read the speech, it certainly leads to many questions as to what the speech is about.

Here are the links to the material to be discussed after the speech, don't forget that the discussion topics were out before the speech, so view them from that standpoint:

Anyway, on to the speech and parts of it that I find funny and a bit odd:

When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia for a few years, and my mother didn't have the money to send me where all the American kids went to school. So she decided to teach me extra lessons herself, Monday through Friday - at 4:30 in the morning.

Sure Barry, and I used to hike 10 - 15 miles to school everyday in two feet of snow.

Maybe you could be a good writer - maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper - but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class. Maybe you could be an innovator or an inventor - maybe even good enough to come up with the next iPhone or a new medicine or vaccine - but you might not know it until you do a project for your science class. Maybe you could be a mayor or a Senator or a Supreme Court Justice, but you might not know that until you join student government or the debate team.

Hmmm, no mention of maybe you could be President, now don't you think if he was trying to show that he had a rough time as a kid too but worked hard and became President, that he would mention that you could even be "President". No mention of it. Maybe because Barry plans on being President for a long time.

What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country?

Good Lord, Does he really plan on being President that long?(LOL)

•The President's message will be streamed live on at 12 Noon

I wonder if there will be a spare teleprompter around just in case. ;)

Monday, September 07, 2009

Will Obama Violate Federal Law to Indoctrinate Your Child ?

In what many analysts believe is both an unprecedented and wildly inappropriate partisan move, President Obama has announced that on Tuesday, September 8, he will do an end run around parents and directly target children in what is widely perceived as an effort to implement his extreme leftist political agenda. As millions of parents across the country learn more about his scheme, they have become justifiably outraged. The backlash has been tremendous.

But Obama's extreme overreach goes well beyond political tastelessness. It's actually a violation of federal law.

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently sent a letter to school principals encouraging them to cease academic instruction and have classes tune in to a live speech Obama will give to children during school hours on Tuesday at noon. The DOE even provided lesson plans, sample activities and questions that teachers can use to promote the event. The letter encourages teachers to "build background knowledge about the president by reading books about Barack Obama."

Secretary Duncan is a left-wing Chicagoland politician who chose Kevin Jennings as Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. Jennings is founder of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network), an extremist group that promotes forced acceptance of homosexuality and transexuality in schools to children as young as five.

Although, due to the backlash, some of the most offensive language has been softened, students as young as kindergarten will, nonetheless, be asked: "Why is it important that we listen to the president? What is the president asking me to do? What specific job is he asking me to do?" Children's writings would later be used "to make students accountable to their goals."

However, Federal law specifically forbids Obama, Duncan or any officer from exercising "any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system." 20 U.S.C. § 3403.
20 U.S.C. § 3403 (Pub.L. 96-88, Title I, § 103, Oct. 17, 1979, 93 Stat. 670)

United States Code Title 20. Education Chapter 48. Department of Education Subchapter I. General Provisions § 3403. Relationship with States

(a) Rights of local governments and educational institutions It is the intention of the Congress in the establishment of the Department to protect the rights of State and local governments and public and private educational institutions in the areas of educational policies and administration of programs and to strengthen and improve the control of such governments and institutions over their own educational programs and policies. The establishment of the Department of Education shall not increase the authority of the Federal Government over education or diminish the responsibility for education which is reserved to the States and the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the States.

(b) Curriculum, administration, and personnel; library resources No provision of a program administered by the Secretary or by any other officer of the Department shall be construed to authorize the Secretary or any such officer to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, over any accrediting agency or association, or over the selection or content of library resources, textbooks, or other instructional materials by any educational institution or school system, except to the extent authorized by law.

Matt Barber, Director of Cultural Affairs with both Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action, has notified his children's school to either opt them out of the President's illegal indoctrination activities on Tuesday, or they will be homeschooled for the day and "taught a lesson in the Bill of Rights."

Said Barber: "Not only is this a violation of federal law, it's just plain creepy. It's surreal. Obama's actions here are right out of the playbooks of Saul Alinsky and Chairman Mao. Soviet Russia? Sure. America? No way. I'm furious. Hands of my children, Mr. President!

"We are a nation of laws," continued Barber, "not a federal cult of personality. Obama and the DOE had better pull the plug on this or outraged parents across the country may just insist that members of Congress dust of their 'high crimes and misdemeanors' cheat sheets from the 1990s."

Liberty Counsel is urging parents to "demand that schools not participate. If the school allows Obama and the DOE to indoctrinate school children, parents ought to opt their children out of this illegal program."