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Protestors crowded themselves into various banking buildings in NYC today, crying out against the evil Wall Street greed and questionable lending practices of banks. They want the Financial District to do something about all of the lost jobs and the fact that people are losing their homes. To their credit, aside from being a bit boisterous and having to be escorted out by police, I have not heard any talk of unruly or violent behavior.

I would, however, suggest that if the protestors want to go after those responsible, they carry the march down to the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. After all, the laws ALLOWING banks to act as they did, in fact encouraging it, were approved by many of the very same officials now berating the likes of Goldman Sachs.

One thing I would like to note is the following from the AP:

Thousands of workers and union members were expected at the rally, organized by the AFL-CIO and an association of community groups.

Just where are the cries of Astroturf from Nancy Pelosi and her ilk? The Tea Party movement, started by normal citizens who are fed up with the growing government intrusion is not legitimate, but groups that are obviously and admittedly organized and bussed in by Big Union are? I hardly think that is the case. Had this been a Tea Party event, I have no doubt all of the violence and ‘police escorting’ would make national headlines and be the topic of conversation for days.

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I will criticize what I think is wrong in congress, but unlike many others (on both sides) I will also give credit where it is due.

The crisis in Iran is going unspoken in the White House (mostly), but finally there are some in congress willing to go where we NEED to go and where the president is afraid to. I say afraid, because he put himself out there before the elections when the early polls showed that the America-friendly challenger might be ahead and when Ahmadinijad was shown to be the winner he shut up. All he has said is that we cannot be seen as ‘meddling’ in their affairs.

What we NEED to be doing is vocally giving our support for those who are fighting for freedom in their lives. The Iranian government is slamming down on protesters, killing internet access and warning people to behave or else.

If the president will not voice support, at least some in congress are.

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When the people get together to protest what they feel is wrong, it can be a powerful and scary thing.

Case in point: The recent elections in Iran. The hard-liner, Ahmadinijad, won re-election but many people feel that there are serious issues with the election. To protest, they have taken to the streets. When will America show such passion for what they believe in?

Answer? Probably never. We are all about screaming at the TV, but have very little motivation to try and change things. Thus, we will continue to be led around by the nose in whatever direction the government wants us to go.

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How Are You Feeling?

Glenn Beck has my sentiments pretty damn close.

Questions?

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I am a math guy. I am NOT a Mathematician. I am not that good. However, I DO know that thousands of people gathered in protest on Tax Day, April 15th.

According to some, when liberals count their protesters, if they reach six figures it means they have a MILLION folks involved. With that logic, this means that we can officially call our event the MILLION TAXPAYER MARCH.

Ok, I don’t totally agree with that, but I would like to offer some analysis based on my limited knowledge. When pollsters go out and talk to people, get feedback and then crunch numbers, they are extrapolating out to get an estimate of the true value. That’s why they call elections long before the election booths close. By interviewing a few, they get the trend and make their prediction.

I would offer that because these tea parties happened in the middle of the week, for every person who attended there were a half-dozen OR MORE who could not. Using this logic, which is no better or worse than the ‘six figures means a million’, we had MORE THAN a million people who attended and/or supported the cause.

Additionally, I was personally appalled at how the media portrayed those who attended. Anderson Cooper, whose show is one of the few on CNN I have watched with any regularity, lost my viewership for anything he may have on from now on. Does one viewer break them? Nope. But I believe principles matter and so I boycott him. As well, Keith Over-the-top, Rachel Maddog and dozens of other slander hounds felt the need to belittle the effort. Why? What is the fear?

I believed in the war and why we went there. I think those who protested soldiers’ funerals were anti-American slugs who don’t deserve to live in this country. I believe that all illegal aliens should be deported, their children born here included because they are putting an unmanageable burden on our resources. And don’t give me the liberal crap about “Its for the children.” I feel sorry for the kids, but the fact remains that their parents are not from our country and our system cannot split families.

I know that does not follow our current Constitution, but that is my OPINION. I think that the Constitution should be amended to clarify that to be a citizen you have to be born on our soil (or places owned by the USA, such as military bases) and one of your parents must be a legal citizen of the United States. Many illegals come to the USA to have their children and thus get into the system and freeload off of hardworking people.

But I do not recall anyone in the EXTREMIST RIGHT WING media belittling them. They reported it. The commentators took issue with those who protested and shouted hate speech at dead soldiers, but while they took issue, they did not resort to childish denigration. Of course, that might explain why EXTREMIST RIGHT WING media is trouncing the rest. In fact, FOX viewership trounced EVERY OTHER MEDIA OUTLET COMBINED. I guess that is root cause of the liberal outcry. They are upset that they suck ass and FOX is the preferred network.

Of course, that is my OPINION.

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The Mainstream Media is defunct. The vast majority spend the entirety of their time trying to show how those opposed to their big-government agenda are loose cannons, wackos and extremists.

Today, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered at upwards of 800 cities across the country to make their voices heard. Their voices represented all races, genders and political persuasions. The media would have done well to OBJECTIVELY cover them, but as we know by now that would be asking for way too much.

Case in point is the bitter CNN reporter who tried to verbally debate the guy she was questioning. Where is the objectivity here? Is this the product of our college journalism program? It is no wonder their ratings have sunk below MSNBC (not a flattering thing). Perhaps if the reporters would just report and not judge…

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UPDATE: Michelle Malkin posted a video of the event today, 16 April 2009

UPDATE: The school sent a letter of apology to parents and called the Congressman to apologize.

Former congressman Tom Tancredo was invited to speak at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. His topic? States failed economic policies regarding giving tuition money to illegal citizens. Of course, he could not speak because all of the race-baiting leftist barged the event, shouted him down and actually destroyed campus classroom windows in the process.

Why is it that when we (i.e. right wing extremists) protest, it is a peaceful gathering with people speaking what is on their mind, mixing it up with like-minded folks, sharing stories of what ails them or whatever the event happens to be about, but nearly every protest by left wing groups turn violent? Could these folks not have just sat outside and protested the event, but still allow the man to speak to the group who invited him?

I guess I just misunderstand the left. I thought they were all about the rights of people and stuff. You know, like the right to speak your mind, right of the little guy, etc. But then again, I guess that only applies to those who AGREE with their positions. If you are against their ideals, you are a racist hater who doesn’t deserve to be heard.

It can be spun any way the left wants, but the fact is that the government is BROKE. And if you want MY TAX DOLLARS, get in the pipeline and become an AMERICAN CITIZEN legally. If you dislike it, too damn bad. I don’t work to support law breakers, except those law breakers who are sitting their asses in jail.

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