Regarding Obama's Special Olympics comment on Leno:
“I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world.“These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”
Given that she has a special needs child, she has every right to respond.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Regarding Obama's Special Olympics comment on Leno:
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:05 PM
Payback may be a b*tch, but I think we have enough substantive issues and differences that we don't need to pick apart a not well chosen phrase.
What bothers me is that a sitting President even went on The Tonight Show. Just seeing him sitting on that couch like a TV sit com star wanna be, made me uncomfortable.
Obama is trying to keep his ratings up so he can keep passing all his legislative goals (bigger govt), but it's time for him to stop campaigning and start governing (had to add this to further the point, First Read points out that yesterday Obama accidently referred to "voters", showing him to still be in "candidate mode"). Just saying that he is there to "fix problems" isn't enough. He needs to stop townhalls, stop basketball charts, stop Tonight Show appearances, and sit down at the White House, listen to people who know their stuff, and make the tough decisions.
Be the President, Mr. President, not a celebrity.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:12 AM
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Don't let this "distraction" of taxing the AIG bonuses, the blowhards in Congress railing against the bonuses, and Obama denying that he had anything to do with it, keep you from understanding the truth.
The truth is this. Make no mistake about it. These AIG bonuses are the fault of President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senator Chris Dodd. It was under their watch and advocacy that the language that allowed these bonuses to be paid to AIG employees was able to make it into the stimulus bill and became law.
If you remember, Republicans were shut out of the legislative process of the stimulus debate both in the House and the Senate. Period. No one actually read the bill, and then, in the middle of the night, the Democrats in the Conference Committee added the provision that allowed these bonuses. Republicans had NOTHING to do with it.
Now the Dems are trying to cover their a** with all this fake outrage. It's that simple.
President Obama, if you remember, lied about always allowing five days of review online before he would sign the stimulus bill into law. That didn't happen and the legislation was RUSHED though. If we could have had a good look at this, then the bonus language would have been caught.
The Democrats are hoping that their "outrage" will be the soundbites Americans hear, not the truth. Given the liberal media, that might well be the case.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 3:09 PM
Just got off a conference call that I thought you all might find interesting. It was with Republican National Lawyers Association Vice President Heather Heidelbaugh.
Today in testimony to the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Republican National Lawyers Association Vice President Heather Heidelbaugh asserted that ACORN's Project Vote violated Internal Revenue Code by participating in voter registration and turn out operations for President Obama's campaign.
This isn't just about voter fraud. It's is clear they participated in during the election, in my view. No. It's more than that.
There is a lot of legalese, but let me boil it down for you. There are two whistleblowers helping out Ms. Heidelbaugh. One is Anita Moncrief. She worked as a development associate for ACORN and during the election she was working on the sly with the New York Times regarding all the nefarious things going on with ACORN. She says that the Obama campaign sent a list of maxed out donors to ACORN asking them to contact the donors to give to ACORN since they could no longer give any more money to Obama. This is a clear violation of federal election law. Moncrief shared this with the New York Times, who (surprise!).....killed the story. This is why Moncrief went to Ms. Heidelbaugh.
If that isn't enough to make you sick, then maybe the fact that ACORN is one of about 250 national partners picked to help publicize and recruit employees for the Census might get you a bit nauseous.
What could possibly go wrong? A Democratic front group helping the U.S. Census. It's outrageous and we should all let Congress know that it is.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 12:46 PM
Even the network people are complaining about Obama's constant need to explain himself or make excuses:
You know who this global economic implosion is really hurting? Broadcast networks. How can they mint money if Overlord Obama is constantly doing TV addresses, like a Soviet Secretary General?
The president has done all of two primetime TV speeches, and now he's requesting a third, during sweeps. If he's taking this much airtime now, what's Obama going to do when there's, like, a war or two going on, or maybe some kind of looming depression?
The network suits are all bitching, anonymously, to the Hollywood Reporter:
"These repeated interruptions — and the rumor of even more to come — really make it difficult to build audience flow and loyalty. We will all lose one or two million dollars for this."
And tonight you can catch the leader of the free world on Jay Leno! What's next? Is he going to star in a movie? A guest spot on "24" perhaps?
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:49 AM
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The conscience of the Christian healthcare worker doesn't seem to be much of a concern of President Obama:
On January 20, 2009, President Bush implemented regulations that would protect health care workers who refuse to participate in abortion-related activities from discrimination. President Obama and his Department of Health and Human Services have published their intent to overturn these regulations. The regulations are intended to educate health care professionals, as well as the general public, about the rights of medical personnel to treat their patients in accordance with their conscience, free from discrimination or intimidation. They also give health care professionals a way to press charges in the event that they experience discrimination. By law the Obama Administration must leave a 30 day period open for the public to comment on his repeal of the right of conscience. Please write into the Department of Health and Human Service today and tell them that you oppose discrimination on account of conscience!
Please let your voice be heard!! Email at email@example.com.
Existing federal law allows health-care workers to refuse on moral grounds to provide abortions. This rule Bush strengthened and extended those protections. Overturning these regulations would result in Christian Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals (and especially Catholic Hospitals, which would close rather than comply) not being able to opt out of performing or helping in abortion if their conscience dictates this.
Cardinal Francis George, the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) met with Pres. Obama for half an hour this week in a meeting not on Obama's schedule, and kept on the down low. The meeting was "private," and few details were given, but the Cardinal released a video the same day regarding the conscience protection regulations, which may suggest what he talked to Pres. Obama about.
According to LifeSiteNews, the Cardinal says the following in the video:
Cardinal George, the president of the USCCB, taped the video released today after the Obama Administration announced in early March that it was rescinding the regulations which guarantee that health workers cannot be forced to provide services that violate their consciences, including abortions.
"As Catholic bishops and American citizens, we are deeply concerned that such an action on the government's part would be the first step in moving our country from democracy to despotism," says the Cardinal in the video.
"Respect for personal conscience and freedom of religion as such ensures our basic freedom from government oppression. No government should come between an individual person and God - that's what America is supposed to be about. This is the true common ground for us as Americans. We therefore need legal protection for freedom of conscience and of religion-including freedom for religious health care institutions to be true to themselves."
The Cardinal observed that the country respects conscientious objection in the case of those who object to war, "even though it's good to defend your country," and for physicians who do not want to participate in the death penalty.
"Why shouldn't our government and our legal system permit conscientious objection to a morally bad action, the killing of babies in their mother's womb?" he asks. "People understand what really happens in an abortion and in related procedures - a living member of the human family is killed - that's what it's all about - and no one should be forced by the government to act as though he or she were blind to this reality."
The Cardinal concluded by urging concerned citizens to contact the government and tell them to retain the conscience protection regulations: "I ask you please to let the government know that you want conscience protections to remain strongly in place. In particular, let the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington know that you stand for the protection of conscience, especially now for those who provide the health care services so necessary for a good society.
The Abortion President strikes again. Let your voice be heard folks.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:20 PM
If you really want to understand the absolute hypocritical nature of the Democratic Congressmen in this afternoon grilling of AIG chief executive, Edward Libby (who btw, came out of retirement to help Congress and AIG out of this mess and takes no salary) then look no further than David Freddoso at NRO. It really is laughable that the Congressmen (especially Barney Frank) express such faux outrage at the $165 million in bonuses paid by AIG to its executives. Why? Because they approved it to begin with :(emphasis mine)
One after another, members of the subcommmittee asked some version of the question: How could the company, in the midst of raking in $173 billion from the government and its Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), do something so “unconscionable?”
Rep. Paul Hodes (D., N.H.) declared that the AIG employees’ contracts containing the bonuses “should be held to be invalid or unenforceable on the grounds of public policy.” (No one is sure exactly what that is supposed to mean.) Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.), chairman of the Financial Services Committee, suggested that the government use its status as 80-percent owner of AIG to sue and recoup employees’ contractually obligated bonuses. “They gave themselves contracts that insulate them from the losses,” Frank complained. “We’re the effective owners of this company. We ought to exercise our rights as the owners . . . . Let’s bring a lawsuit, as the owners, against people who really did damage to the company.”
But Frank, Hodes, and 244 other congressmen — all Democrats — voted last month for a stimulus package that explicitly allows TARP funds to be used for such bonuses. To be precise, President Obama’s $789 billion stimulus package contained the following provision, which deals specifically with executive compensation at AIG and other companies that receive TARP money:
The prohibition required under clause (i) shall not be construed to prohibit any bonus payment required to be paid pursuant to a written employment contract executed on or before February 11, 2009, as such valid employment contracts are determined by the Secretary or the designee of the Secretary.
Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.) read this statutory language to the subcommittee twice during the hearing’s early-afternoon session, just in case anyone was unaware. The executive compensation loophole was not merely a holdover from President Bush’s original bailout plan. It was laid out in clear statutory language that was enacted and signed by Democrats over vigorous Republican opposition. The provision was inserted in conference committee by Senate Banking Committee chairman Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.), one of the biggest beneficiaries of political contributions from AIG employees.
As Royce noted, “Some Democrats were aware of the bonuses, and went out of their way to protect those bonuses.” President Obama was one of them, but you would not know it from his dramatic performance on Monday, when he addressed the issue of AIG bonuses. “I mean, how do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?” Obama asked. “This is not just a matter of dollars and cents. It’s about our fundamental values . . . excuse me, I’m choked up with anger here.”
Yet it was Obama who signed the very bill that made the rules for bonuses under TARP, and that bill clearly allowed these bonuses.
In Congress, true outrages are not intended to be remedied in realistic ways. Rather, they represent opportunities for politicians — in this case Democrats — to pretend outrage at their own legislation, and then to score points with populist rhetoric.
Update: Here is a bit more interesting tidbits:
Don't look to the Associated Press to hold the relevant actors accountable for the AIG bonus scandal. This piece buries the lede, leaving all mention of the stimulus package for the 14th paragraph, and mentioning the Dodd amendment only in the 26th paragraph:
Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., won passage of a provision earlier this year that they said would have prevented the type of payments now at the center of a storm.
It was dropped without explanation in the final compromise on the economic stimulus measure, replaced by a less restrictive set of conditions backed by Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and accepted by the White House.
"The president goes out and says this is not acceptable and then some backroom deal gets cut to let these things get paid out anyway," said Wyden.
Good grief. The Foxes were watching the hen house and now they are outraged that some hens are gone. It's beyond ridiculous.
I've got two words for you my friends. Tea. Party.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 4:01 PM
I never posted on the Octo-Mom. I mean, why should I? Everyone seem to agree that she was reprehensible, immoral, and wrong to do what she did. We all said she should be banned, ignored and possibly have the children taken away.
She said she just wanted more children. She claimed she wanted to write a book about raising children. She clearly wanted some fame out of it.
Almost as disturbing as what she did, is the fact that our fascination (horror) of her and these poor babies has gotten her everything she wanted. Nannies, nurses, a house, and a reality show as icing on the cake.
At least this Angelina Jolie shaped faced woman won't be depending on the American taxpayer for a living anymore (or will that continue as well?)
What have we learned here?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:34 AM
If you aren't angry enough over the whole AIG thing, this will really make your blood boil.
From Tony Perkins:
The president has proposed a plan that will force veterans to pay for their own treatment of injuries and disabilities resulting from military service to help fund his massive expansion of government spending. Under the plan, the Department of Veterans Affairs would generate revenue by billing veterans' private health insurance providers.
We have a moral obligation to care for those who have been harmed while serving to protect us; not exploit them for cash.
Petition to President Obama on Care for Wounded Veterans
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:34 AM
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Couldn't agree more:
The fact that some people would actually attempt to replace Michael Steele this early shows a grotesque amount of racial insensitivity and would even push loyal GOPers like me to the door. Imagine, to an outsider, how it would look if the Republican Party overthrew its first black chairman.Overthrowing Michael Steele before even one political election has taken place is suicide.
Read the whole thing.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 12:13 PM
Obama goes on TV to tell us how outraged he is over the AIG bonuses. He gives us ear candy (a phrase I got on twitter, and will continue to use because it just so perfectly describes Obama and his rhetoric) and he tells us what we want to hear. He tells us they will fight to keep the AIG guys from getting their bonuses. But the truth is, his administration knew about them all along. This is from the lefty Talking Points Memo:
I was reading this very dispiriting article in the Times about how folks in the administration have known about the AIG bonuses for months, how the folks at AIG are now saying they'd never have done any of it without the go-ahead from the Treasury and -- best of all -- how the plan to get AIG to pay the bonus money back appears to involve giving AIG still more taxpayer money which they can then hand back to us as 'repayment', while the new bonused execs (bonees?) get to keep the money anyway.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:59 AM
In the annals of vetting, this will go down as the most laughable miss ever: Vivek Kundra, the D.C. official tapped by Obama to run government technology, pleaded guilty to a theft charge in 1997.
Kundra is currently suspended from his White House job as Yusuf Acar, a manager in the D.C. office Kundra headed, faces bribery charges unrelated to Kundra's 12-year-old theft. When Kundra, an advocate of free Web-based software like Gmail, was first named to the CIO post, tech enthusiasts hailed his nomination as proof that Obama took their concerns seriously. They have fallen strangely silent as Kundra's reputation has grown tarnished. One of Kundra's few remaining defenders, TechPresident's Micah Sifry, noted Kundra's work in "theft and fraud prevention" as he wrote Sunday, "We believe people are innocent until they're proven guilty, right?"
Right. Here's some guilty for you!
Maryland state records show that a Vivek Kundra pleaded guilty to a theft of less than $300, for which he received supervised probation before judgment and a fine of $500, $400 of which was suspended.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:53 AM
The government solving problems that didn't exist. An excellent piece by Thomas Sowell about the roots of the housing crisis.
The Stem Cell Sham by P.J. O'Rourke. So good, I insist you stop right now and read it.
In Memory of Ron Silver.
Could WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs be any more classless? I know they think that if they can get people to focus on Rush Limbaugh, then maybe Americans won't notice that they don't really seem to know what they are doing, but it's not working.
I mentioned before that I had trouble finding bullets for my gun. They were sold out everywhere. I thought gun owners might be overreacting, but maybe not.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:39 AM
Monday, March 16, 2009
1lb ground meat (I usually use a bit more)
1 can of ranch beans (or any beans)
1 diced onion8 garlic cloves minced
1 29oz diced or crushed tomatoes
1 15 oz tomatoe sauce
3 Tbl chili powder
1t black pepper
1 Tbl tobasco sauce
Brown the meat with onion on stovetop. Drain fat. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on low for a while. If you like jalapenos, put them on top as it cooks for smoky heat. Really good.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:35 PM
Forget all the critics of Michael Steele. He gets it:
"I love this battle because what I see right now is leading to the ultimate political Armageddon between conservatism and liberalism," Steele declared at one point. "And the idea that free enterprise, free markets, free people are going to battle an oppressive, repressive, domineering government. I love that. That's what we are lining up for you folks. So you better get ready, strap it on, because it's coming. And you better pick your sides, you better choose now."
Huffpo is trying to bring him down, of course, but you can catch the audio there.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:49 PM
Justice Antonin Scalia speaking with Peter Robinson of Uncommon Knowledge:
“My youngest child went to Amherst. I went to graduation there, and while I was there I gave a lecture. The lecture was boycotted by all of the faculty members at Amherst. It’s no skin off my nose…but it shows a closed-mindedness that should certainly not exist in the academy.”
This is truly appalling to me. This is a Supreme Court Judge. I would be just as appalled if it were a liberal Judge boycotted by the faculty. They should serve as examples of free thought and ideas. This behavior is antithetical to that end.
The left never fails to disappoint with their intolerance of people who don't agree with them.
Shame on Amherst indeed.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 3:25 PM
I know the left would like to forget Iraq because we didn't fail there, but while we might be depressed by what is going on here, It's good to take a look at what so many of our finest gave their lives for, and to thank them in our hearts for it's success.
Dick Cheney with John King:
Cheney said on CNN's "State of the Union with John King": "We have succeeded in creating, in the heart of the Middle East, a democratically governed Iraq. And that's a big deal. And that is, in fact, what we set out to do."
Even ABC news admits it:
Dramatic advances in public attitudes are sweeping Iraq, with declining violence, rising economic well-being and improved services lifting optimism, fueling confidence in public institutions and bolstering support for democracy.
While deep difficulties remain, the advances are remarkable. Eighty-four percent of Iraqis now rate security in their own area positively, nearly double its August 2007 level. Seventy-eight percent say their protection from crime is good, more than double its low. Three-quarters say they can go where they want safely – triple what it's been.
It's clear that the negative media campaign against Bush and the United States in general, from our own media, skewed the Iraqi's view of us. The constant anti- American drumbeat had it's affect, but nonetheless, 64 percent of Iraqis, "now call democracy their preferred form of government."
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 1:42 PM
Powerline has an amazing picture from yesterday's Cincinnati's tea party.
Thousands of people filled Fountain Square this afternoon for the Cincinnati Tea Party, a grassroots-effort designed to show their disapproval for bailouts and the massive federal stimulus plan. People wore Revolution-era costumes and raised anti-bailout signs with messages like "Give us Liberty, not debt" and "No more bailouts." ...
The rally at Fountain Square was one of dozens staged across the country.
Here are some scheduled tea parties so far via WND: GET INVOLVED PEOPLE!!! It's time to take our country back!
Birmingham, Ala. – Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Veteran Park on Highway 17 Valledale Road
Huntsville, Ala. – Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., location to be announced
Decatur, Ala. – Saturday, March 28, at the Rhodes Ferry Park, (also known as River Park)
Mobile, Ala. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the USS Alabama battleship
Montgomery, Ala. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alabama Statehouse located at 11 South Union Street
Phoenix, Ariz. – Wednesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. at capitol building
Tucson, Ariz. – Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Joel D. Valdez Main Library on 101 N. Stone Ave.
Mountain Home, Ark. – Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be announced
Atascadero, Calif. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sunken Gardens on El Camino Real
Hollister, Calif. – Wednesday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., corner of San Benito and 4th St.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Saturday, July 4, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Santa Monica Pier
Modesto, Calif. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1010 10th Street
Sacramento, Calif. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at state capitol building on L Street
San Bernadino, Calif. – Wednesday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from Meadowbrook Park to Joe Baca’s Office, 201 N. "E" St.
San Diego, Calif. – Wednesday, April 15, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at a post office near you
San Francisco, Calif. – April 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Civic Center Park, one block from Nancy Pelosi's office at 450 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, Calif. – April 15 at 1 p.m., location not yet chosen.
San Jose, Calif. – Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at IRS offices at 55 S. Market Street, across the street from Saint Joseph’s Cathedral
Santa Ana, Calif. – Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., tentative location at Santa Ana Civic Center
Temecula, Calif. – Wednesday, April 15, 11 a.m., Duck Pond
Hartford, Conn. – Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced
New Haven, Conn. – Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced
Ridgefield, Conn. – Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. at Ballard Park
Stamford, Conn. – Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. at 96 Broad Street (Starbucks/library location), corner of Broad and Bedford
Colorado Springs, Colo. – Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at city hall, 107 North Nevada
Denver, Colo. – Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the west steps of the capitol, 200 East Colfax
Grand Junction, Colo. – Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 12th Street and North Avenue
Dover, Del. – Wednesday, April 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be announced
Jacksonville, Fla. – Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., either Jax Landing or Friendship Fountain
Miami, Fla. – Wednesday, April 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be announced
Naples, Fla. – Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Ridge Road and U.S. 41
Orlando, Fla. – Saturday, March 21, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the amphitheater at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando
Orlando, Fla. – Wednesday, April 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be announced
Palm Beach, Fla. – Wednesday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., location to be announced
Panama City, Fla. – Wednesday, April 15 from 3 p.m. to dark at Sherman Avenue Post Office
Pensacola, Fla. – Wednesday, April 15 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at downtown courthouse, Palafox Street and E. Garden St.
Punta Gorda, Fla. – Wednesday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., location to be announced
Tampa, Fla. – Wednesday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Gaslight Park, downtown Tampa
West Palm Beach, Fla. – Wednesday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be announced
Tallahassee, Fla. – Thursday, March 19, at 5 p.m. at the Leon County Commission Chambers, 5th floor, Courthouse
Atlanta, Ga. – Wednesday, April 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.at the capitol building located at 206 Washington St.
Atlanta, Ga. – Saturday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the capitol building located at 206 Washington St.
Augusta, Ga. – Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced
Savannah, Ga. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be announced
Honolulu, Hawaii – Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the state capitol building
Urbana, Ill. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be determined
Chicago, Ill. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daley Plaza Civic Center at 50 Washington St.
Chicago, Ill. – From Saturday, July 4, at 7 p.m. to Sunday, July 5, at 5 a.m. at Belmont Harbor on Lake Shore Drive
Bloomington, Ind. – Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Shower’s building, corner of W 8th St. & N. Morton St.
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. downtown at Courthouse Square
Indianapolis, Ind. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Indianapolis, exact location to be announced
Davenport, Iowa – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 4th and Main Street (in front of office of Rep. Bruce Braley D-Iowa)
Iowa City, Iowa – Wednesday, April 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Burlington Street Bridge
Overland Park, Kan. – Wednesday, April 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Johnston Community College
Wichita, Kan. – Wednesday, April 15, at 4:15 p.m. airport post office
Louisville, Ky. – Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jefferson Square (tentative location), 10th and Jefferson St.
Lexington, Ky. – Saturday, March 21, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robert Stevens Courthouse Complex, 150 North Limestone
Baton Rouge, La. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the steps of the capitol building
Lake Charles, La. – Wednesday, April 15, at 5 p.m. at Lake Charles Civic Center on Lakeshore Drive
Shreveport, La. – Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at downtown Shreveport Riverfront
Augusta, Maine – Wednesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Capital Park
Annapolis, Md. – Wednesday, April 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Campbell Park on the dock/boardwalk at Annapolis Harbor
Boston, Mass. – Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall Plaza
Boston, Mass. – Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m. at Ivy Restaurant at 49 Temple Place
Boston, Mass. – Saturday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Griffin Harbor on Congress Street Bridge
Worcester, Mass. – Wednesday, April 15, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lincoln Square (in front of the auditorium)
Bancroft. Mich. – April 11 from 9 a.m. to sundown at Camp Stasa, 7963 Cork Rd.
Lansing, Mich. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave
St. Paul, Minn. – Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at capitol
Jackson, Miss. – Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Jackson, location to be determined
Kansas City, Mo. – Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., location to be determined
St. Louis, Mo. – Wednesday, April 15, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be determined
Missoula, Mont. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., downtown Missoula, exact location to be announced
Lincoln, Neb. – Wednesday, April 15, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., location to be announced
Omaha, Neb.– Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Bob Kerrey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge
Carson City/Reno, Nev. – Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 101 N. Carson Street in front of state capitol building and Supreme Court
Las Vegas, Nev. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at sidewalk across from Sunset Post Office at 1001 E Sunset RD
Morristown, N.J. – Wednesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., location to be announced
Newark, N.J. – Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m., visiting Sens. Lautenberg and Menendez offices, Gateway Center One, 782 McCarter Highway
Trenton, N.J. – Wednesday, April 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Jersey State House, 125 W. State St.
Albuquerque, N.M. – Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced
Las Cruces, N.M. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be announced
Albany, N.Y. – Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Corning Preserve
Fishkill, N.Y. – Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Doug Phillips Park
Gardiner, N.Y. – Wednesday, April 15, from 64 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Rail Trail, Route 44/55
New York, N.Y. – Wednesday, April 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., location to be announced
New York, N.Y. – Saturday, July 4, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at South Street Seaport and Pier 17
Rochester, N.Y. – Wednesday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at Genesee Crossroads Park
Staten Island, N.Y. – Wednesday, April 15, at 12 p.m., Rep. Michael McMahon's office, 265 New Dorp Lane at corner of Edison Street
Asheville, N.C. – Wednesday, April 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Pritchard Park, intersection of Haywood and Patton
Charlotte, N.C. – Wednesday, April 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., City Hall lawn at 600 E. Trade Street
Edenton, N.C. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Edenton Courthouse Green, Court and Water Streets
Greensboro, N.C. – Wednesday, April 15, location and time to be announced
Raleigh, N.C. – Wednesday, April 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the state capitol building on East Edenton Street
Canton, Ohio – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Canton, exact location to be announced
Cincinnati, Ohio – Saturday, March 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Fountain Square at the corner of Fifth and Vine Streets
Cleveland, Ohio – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Public Square, downtown Cleveland
Dayton, Ohio – Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Dayton, exact location to be announced
Oklahoma City, Okla. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at state capitol step
Tulsa, Okla. – Wednesday, April 15, from 11:25 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. at Tulsa City Hall, 175 E. 2nd
Bend, Ore. – Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced
Grants Pass, Ore. – Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced
Medford, Ore. – Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced
Portland, Ore. – Wednesday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., location to be announced
Roseburg, Ore. – Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced
Salem, Ore. – Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at capitol building, in the park
Harrisburg, Pa. – Wednesday, April 15, at 12 p.m. west steps of capitol building
Philadelphia, Pa. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at downtown Philadelphia, exact location to be announced
Philadelphia, Pa. – Saturday, April 18, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Independence Hall
Pittsburgh, Pa. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at downtown Pittsburgh, exact location to be announced
Pittsburgh, Pa. – Saturday, April 11, at 12 p.m. at Allegheny Landing
Providence, R.I. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at state capitol steps (city side across from Providence Place Mall)
Charleston, S.C. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Old Customs House building, East Bay St. and Market St.
Columbia, S.C. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at state house, 1101 Gervals Street
Sioux Falls, S.D. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Terrace Park, Coval Lake (free lunch and entertainment)
Memphis, Tenn. – Wednesday, April 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., location to be announced
Nashville, Tenn. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., location to be announced
Austin, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on south steps of state capitol building
Burleson, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., across the street from Wal-Mart, 951 S. W. Wilshire Blvd.
Dallas, Texas – Saturday, July 4, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Victory Park
Dallas, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., location to be announced
Dallas, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dallas City Hall
Denton, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory
El Paso, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be announced
Fort Worth, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., location to be announced
Fort Worth, Texas – Saturday, July 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cowtown Bar & Grill
Houston, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. across street from downtown post office
Kerrville, Texas – Wednesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. at Kerrville County Courthouse at 700 Main Street
Longview, Texas – Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gregg County courthouse lawn
McAllen, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced
Nacogdoches, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.at downtown square
New Braunfels, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., gather around local plaza and down Main Street into town
San Antonio, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be announced
Woodlands, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., location to be announced
Tyler, Texas – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., location to be announced
Salt Lake City, Utah – Wednesday, April 15, downtown Salt Lake City, time and location to be announced
Charlottesville, Va. – Wednesday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., downtown mall by the pavilion
Richmond, Va. – Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kanawha Plaza in downtown Richmond, 8th and Canal Street
Virginia Beach, Va. – Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Plaza, Towne Center (across from Sen. Webb's Office)
Rutland, Vt. – Wednesday, April 15, downtown Rutland, exact time and location to be announced
Mt. Vernon, Wash. – Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on corner of College Way and Riverside Drive (1 block from freeway exit)
Olympia, Wash. – Wednesday, April 15, at 12 p.m. on the capitol steps
Seattle, Wash. – Wednesday, April 15, from 5:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m., location to be announced
Spokane, Wash. – Wednesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., location to be announced
Vancouver, Wash. – Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clark County Courthouse lawn
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lafayette Park
Washington, D.C. – Saturday, July 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Upper Senate Park adjacent to Capitol building on north side
Washington, D.C. – On April 1, 2009, all Americans are asked to send a teabag to Washington, D.C.
Beckley, W. Va. – Wednesday, April 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at large fountain on Neville Street, across from university book store
Charleston, W. Va. – Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m., at state capitol
Wheeling, W. Va. – Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced
Appleton, Wis. – Wednesday, April 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Fox Banquets, 111 E. Kimball
Madison, Wis. – Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at state capitol
Cheyenne, Wyo. – July 4, at 12 p.m. at the state capitol building
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