Waiting for Anna Little's Victory
Friday, June 8, 2012—On Election Night, supporters of Anna Little joined the candidate in Atlantic Highlands to wait for the election results. Among them were members of the Tea Party groups that endorsed and campaigned for Little.A buffet was provided and devoured, but most of the attention was focused on the television screens and on web pages viewed on smartphones (whose batteries ran low as the evening wore on).As results began to trickle in, the numbers looked promising. Meanwhile, smartphone users watched for reports from the recall elections in Wisconsin. As the precinct reports piled in, the numbers looked better and better for Anna Little, and the preliminary numbers from Wisconsin also looked promising.
The numbers slowly rolled in, getting better and better. It seemed to many that the press was overly cautious in declaring for the GOP "outsider." The conservatives present fought back their elation, afraid to get ahead of the "official" results provided by the media. The good news in NJ 6 was reflected in the more distant light cast by the Wisconsin recalls. A few stalwarts watched the televisions; others clustered in groups or wandered from group to group.
Finally News 12 called the election for Anna Little. Cheers cascaded across the room and people stood to hear Anna. As they gathered, they formed a large open circle with only Anna's own table in it. When the circle became solid Anna stood and accepted a microphone.
She began with thanks, for her mentors, for her staff, and for her supporters.
Anna Little speaks of her singing with needless self-deprecation. This evening she joked that she had a more or less captive audience. Then she brought the microphone a little closer and led the room in God Bless America (sidebar).
As eyes were wiped and throats re-opened Anna turned to the campaign ahead.
Her themes connect the voters and taxpayers with the authority and power of political office and the need to establish accountability and uphold the Constitution.
Later though, in individual conversations, she acknowledged that the hard road lies ahead, but never failing to congratulate or to thank the people with whom she spoke.
Hearing on Bruce Harris to be Held May 21
Friday, May 26, 2012—Nick Purpura at Conservative News and Views reports that Governor Christie has nominated Bruce Harris for appointment to the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
From the article:
Harris has no experience that would qualify him for New Jersey’s highest Court. He never served as judge even on the lowest level. Nor did he teach law at any College or University. In fact, even in private employment, no law firm he ever worked for ever took him into partnership. ...
Bayshore Tea Party Joins AFP In Demonstration Against Obamacare
Wednesday, April 4, 2001—On Tuesday, March 27 members of the Bayshore Tea Party Group joined thousands of Tea Party members and other patriots to take a public stand against the so-called "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", more commonly called Obamacare, in a rally sponsored by Americans for Propserity. The bus from the BTPG headquarters left for Washington at 7:30 in the morning, and did not get home until well after the dinner hour.
Here's the AFP video report on the event:(Large images and player with the full story.)
Saturday, June 2, 2012—Anna Little has issued a position statement with regard to the second case that the Cullari campaign has ripped from her records and distorted:
... In this case two arbitrary assessments were levied simultaneously against the taxpayer's business, and an arbitrary amount was assessed against the taxpayer personally. There was no proof of income used to justify the assessments. In this case the business was closed, and the taxpayer is liquidating all assets acquired through other means throughout a lifetime. Still the assessment may not be satisfied. The present tax code permits such arbitrary assessments.
The present tax code must be challenged and should be reformed. ... On June 5 you have the opportunity to elect Anna Little as a candidate for Congress who understands the need for Tax Reform.
Friday, June 1, 2012—Last night the Cullari campaign e-mailed a report of a lawsuit that one of Anna Little's clients filed two years ago. Tellingly, the lawsuit targeted not only Anna and her firm but the company's own accountant.
According to Anna Little, the firm in question was investigated by the IRS and subjected to a fine that brought business operations to a halt, and sought to recover the loss from somebody, hence the inclusion of attorney, firm, and accountant. ...
Anna responded with a statement. (Article includes Anna Little's statement and a separate analysis.)
Friday, June 1, 2012—This time it's a strip club owner with a tax problem, and the Cullari campaign assures us that it was a "seedy" strip club. She had the same right to legal representation as a president, a prince, or a plumber, and Anna's firm provided it. But it dragged on, and the club owner lost and, the Cullari campaign reminds us, it was a "seedy" strip club.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012—The Monmouth County GOP has taken a page from the Obama Administration. They have begun the Friday Night Document Dumps. On Friday, May 25, before the Memorial Day weekend, they issued a disingenuous "challenge." Just after noon Tuesday the 29th, after the solemn celebration of our Nation's war dead, they issued a condemnation of Anna Little for not jumping to their demands.
Today the campaign of Ernesto Cullari emailed this missive.
Note first that this demand was sent just before the Memorial Day Weekend. Next, note the claim that this is the first debate. The first debate was scheduled for last Wednesday, 5/23, but Ernesto did not show up. His campaign claims that he did not know it was a debate. This is false; Mark Falzone of the Jersey Shore Tea Party has communications indicating that it was scheduled as a debate. And even if it were true, why is a candidate for Congress not ready to debate issues when the opportunity arises?
Mark Falzone has added that, prior to the debate, he had not personally endorsed any candidate. In light of Cullari's failure to appear, he has now endorsed Anna Little.
If someone sent you a letter on Friday night before a long weekend, could you promise you would have dealt with it before morning's end? This is a Democratic Party tactic, not ours.
(A larger player can be found in the Warehouse copy.)
Thursday, May 31, 2012—Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has an interview with Staff Sgt. David Bellavia ("Bella-via") (Retired), the author of House-to-House and Tea-Party approved candidate for Congress in western New York State. Bellavia enters the show at about 23:10.
It's not so important how they died [as] why they died, how they lived, and every one of them understood by signing, by defending that Constitution ... inspired by God and written by man ... that we were willing to write a check up to and including our life and then, they wrote that check.
Joint Announcement by Four NJ Tea Party Groups
Tuesday, May 22, 2012— ... it is with great pleasure and honor that We of the above mentioned Tea Party Groups of New Jersey, announce our full endorsement of Dr. Ron Paul for President of The United States of America 2012. Dr. Paul's 20+ year voting record as an ardent constitutional conservative speaks profoundly of his integrity ....
Friday, May 11, 2012—Bayshore Tea Party Group proudly endorses
For Congress, from the New Jersey Sixth District: Anna Little
For Congress, from the New Jersey Seventh District: David Larsen
For US Senate, from New Jersey: Bader Qarmout
For President of the United States of America: Ron Paul
After hearing the candidates speak and examining their histories, BTPG members voted to endorse these candidate as the candidates best aligned with our principles and our vision of the future. Our thanks to all the members who voted, for whichever candidate they thought best.
Photo Captures Mood of Country
(But is it a screw or a worm?)
And Other Stories for Memorial Day
Sunday, May 27, 2012—Paul Greenberg may not fit the definition of a conservative stalwart, but there should be no doubt on one claim: He. Can. Write. His Memorial Day article is here. If you aspire to write, if you think you can write, measure yourself against this article. And if you can't see why, Grasshopper, your lessons have just begun.
Neither is the New York Times known as a friend to the patriot and the military but Lily Burana's article is moving and fitting. Tellingly, it is titled As Memorial Day Nears, a Single Image Continues to Haunt. Responding to the subject would be atavistic; discussing its effect as art is sociology. The fault is in the title, not the article.
Obama and Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment!
It's inconvenient! Background and two interviews with Mitch McConnel.
Does Gingrich's Backer Have $100,000,000 for Romney?
Will Sheldon Sheldon Adelson put his money where Romney is?
Rand Paul: Why I Am Endorsing Mitt Romney in the General Election
An extended interview with Peter Schiff.
Rand Paul: A Bill to Require Warrants for Domestic Drones
Drones: Life Imitates Art
For Greater Glory Author Speaks
An interview with Ed Morrissey.
Reagan's Sign of the Cross Speech
Yes, he said Tear down this wall! But Ronald Reagan said something else in that speech ....
The Lipstick Index
You know you are in a recession when ....
Romney 269, Obama 243?
Three short videos: The most important transfer of power since antiquity, why Bismark invented the Welfare State, and how the Donks and the GOP are forming up on the battlefield.
A short excerpt from one of his Afterburner videos. It may change your perspective on the struggle ahead. It will take your breath away.
(Check In The Blog regularly to find updates.)
A Parody by Dan Mitchell
A Parody by Dan Mitchell
(Click image for full lesson.)
Friday, May 25, 2012—Staff Sgt. David Bellavia (US Army Ret.), author of the shattering war memoir House to House, is running for Congress on a conservative, GOP platform in the newly drawn NY 27th Congressional District.
A quick Google check indicates that this is his second run for the seat, and that he is a GOP outsider with strong Tea Party support. The NYTimes describes this district as a significant risk to the Democrats.
Purchasing his book through our Amazon links will provide him a few dollars in royalties and us with a modest but welcome commission. (Making a donation through his website will get money to him faster.)
Wednesday, April 4, 2012—On March 25, the blogger Jammie Wearing Fool (jammiewf.com) ran an article titled Doctor: Joe Biden Probably Has Brain Damage. The article links to a source article at the NY Post, which is no longer available (no explanation given). The Post article quotes doctor Peter Welsh who believes that Biden suffered an aneurysm sometime in the past, resulting in frontal lobe damage, leading to a lack of impulse discretion, at least in speaking.
Wednesday, March 31, 2012—Mitch McConnell appears on the Hoover Institute's Uncommon Knowledge.
"It was talking about what they were trying to do to the country ... if they had been able to pick off a single Republican they would have claimed it was a bipartisan accomplishment."
"We only vote on forty percent of what we spend. The reason we use the term 'entitlement' is because you get it whether we have the money to pay for it or not."
"Members of the Tea Party understand the Constitution. ... Without [their] energy and enthusiasm we wouldn't have been in position to do as well as we did."
The way the Senate operates, it's not a dictatorship. It's more akin to being the groundskeeper in a cemetery. Everybody's under you, but nobody's listening to you.
A Man Misrepresented By His Record?
Wednesday, February 6, 2012—Here's an article by Neoneocon that argues from evidence that Mitt Romney is more conservative than he has been painted.
For those who haven't met Neo, she's a reformed Liberal and a "mental health professional", a member of the now-dormant "Sanity Squad" whose members regard Leftism as a complex of mental disorders. (This is distinct from Gagdad Bob, who regards Leftism as both a mental and moral disorder.) She also enjoys—and blogs about—dance, music, and larger stumbling blocks of life. Her story of awakening from the Liberalism into which she had been born and through which she had been educated, is a glimmer of hope for other "thinking" Liberals.
Am I convinced that Mitt Romney is a True Conservative? Well, even if I knew exactly what a True Conservative is, I wouldn't be convinced. But I have some hope that I didn't have before. But even if it's true, he failed to keep the Massachusetts legislature from turning a bare-bones insurance program into the template for Obamacare, so we must not flag in our crusade to get a Tea Party Congress.
Worst Case Not Romney but Not-GOP
Wednesday, February 1, 2012—Mitch Berg over at Hot Air (The Greenroom) has some advice to the anybody-but-Romney crowd: don't be driven to despair. Despair works for the real enemy, and that is not Romney. There are positive steps you can take even in the worst case GOP scenario.
BTPG Accepting Donations for the Troops
Fairview Office a Drop-Off Site for ARMS
The BTPG office now has a drop-off box for items donated to help our active military overseas. A description of the most-needed items may be found at the website of American Recreational Military Services, who manage the collection and delivery.
(Because our office is often reconfigured for events and meetings, the box moves around. You'll probably have to ask where it is.)
Saturday, July 14, 2012—The misnamed "Patient Protect Protection and Affordable Care Act" must be repealed. ...
We should always be prepared, when invited to the enemy's battleground and challenged with his weapons, to fight on those terms and win. ....
But so long as the Income Tax exists and free market partisans hold the Legislature and the Executive, the Federal Leviathan can be turned against the State restrictions. ....
G. K. Chesterton wrote “War is not ‘the best way of settling differences; it is the only way of preventing their being settled for you.” ... [L]et us not be afraid to use the enemy's weapons against him, for it may be the only way to force him to abandon them.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012—
He scared the spit out of me. ...
Saturday, June 9, 2012—
... There must be no more defined-benefit public pensions, whether for unionized workers, civil servants, public safety workers or public officials. ...
Saturday, June 9, 2012—
What part of We hold these truths to be self-evident don't you understand, Justice Ginsburg?
Saturday, June 9, 2012—
Tuesday, June 5, 2012—
A cloud was on the mind of men, and wailing went the weather,
Yea, a sick cloud upon the soul when we were boys together. ...
Round us in antic order their crippled vices came—
Lust that had lost its laughter, fear that had lost its shame. ...
Life was a fly that faded, and death a drone that stung;
The world was very old indeed when you and I were young. ...
June 6, 2012
(Cut to medium shot: FE1 walking.)
FE1: There were hundreds of us helping the public find their way among complex regulations that nobody understood. Sure, we sometimes disagreed, but it was inevitable given the situation. I worked for the IRS, and the tax reforms put all of us on early retirement.
you going to produce gantt charts, P&L stats, and market numbers?" asked Sam. "Three days after I'm dead," replied Zed, and a great romance, and story, was born. Of course, they still have their old loves. Sam has a long-running affair with firearms and Zed ... well, it will take while to learn that there is more than FORTRAN in his past. And the author, Chris Muir, realizes that even if you aren't interested in politics, politics is interested in you. Click through today's comic to get to the Day By Day main page and archives.
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Washington Office Numbers for NJ's Members of Congress
|Frank Lautenberg (D)(Sr.)||202.224.3224|
|Robert Menendez (D)(Jr.)||202.224.4744|
|Frank Pallone (D) NJ 6th||202.225.4671|
|Frank LoBiondo (R) NJ 2nd||202.225.6572|
|Jon Runyon (R) NJ 3rd||202.225.4765|
|Chris Smith (R) NJ 4th||202.225.3765|
|Scott Garrett (R) NJ 5th||202.225.4465|
|Leonard Lance (R) NJ 7th||202.225.5361|
|Rodney Freylinghuysen (R) NJ 11th||202.225.5034|
|Robert Andrews (D) NJ 1st||202.225.6501|
|Bill Pascrell (D) NJ 8th||202.225.5751|
|Steve Rothman (D) NJ 9th||202.225.5061|
|Donald Payne (D) NJ 10th||202.225.3436|
|Rush Holt (D) NJ 12th||202.225.5801|
|Albio Sires (D) NJ 13th||202.225.7919|
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