Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 62)
 

CA Tea Party organizer says Boehner needs to have an “adult moment”

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Posted by    Friday, January 4, 2013 at 12:15pm 1/4/2013 at 12:15pm

A little over two years ago, the newly-minted Speaker of the House John Boehner essentially said that Tea Party freshman would soon have an “adult moment,” when their principles came in to contact with Beltway politics.

Dawn Wildman is a state coordinator for the California Tea Party, President of the SoCal Tax...

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A physicist explains what “incontrovertible” really means

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Posted by    Friday, January 4, 2013 at 8:30am 1/4/2013 at 8:30am

A year ago, sixteen scientists wrote an editorial for the Wall Street Journal to explain that there is “no compelling scientific argument” for “drastic actions on global warming”, despite the fact that the media continues reporting there is “incontrovertible” proof otherwise.

One of those scientists is Dr. Roger Cohen, who spent over...

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A Catholic, Randian Objectivist, and vegan Libertarian walk into a Tea Party

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 1:43pm 1/1/2013 at 1:43pm

One of the best aspects about the SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition is that we are a true mixture of Republicans, Libertarians, Independent Conservatives…and Democrats!

The nature of...

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Tea Party Predictions for 2013

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Posted by    Monday, December 31, 2012 at 12:17pm 12/31/2012 at 12:17pm

Happy New Year!

While I like to look at the past, seeing into the future can be fun (despite the fact I truly struck out prediction-wise this November).  Humbled, and a lot less hopeful, I...

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Tea Party New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

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Posted by    Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 2:18pm 12/30/2012 at 2:18pm

As 2012 closes, I have been pondering making a New Year’s resolution from a Tea Party perspective.

After such disappointing results in the November election, and the fact that Californians approved just about every tax and spend measure on the 2012 ballot, it can be very hard to stay a motivated citizen...

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Top “Tea Party” Stories of 2012

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Posted by    Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:45am 12/29/2012 at 11:45am

As is traditional with the season, the end of the year is a chance to look back and reflect on the events that occurred over the past 365 days.

And what a year it has been! Here are some stories, beyond the election and the fiscal cliff, that caught the eye and...

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Changing “Social Justice” Hearts to “Economic Justice” Minds

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 8:15am 12/25/2012 at 8:15am

As the Media Director of the SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition, San Diego’s original Tea Party group, I will be the first to admit that citizen activists are doing a lot of soul searching during this holiday season.

After the electoral beating that conservatives took in November and as a result of  seeing...

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Giving CARB credit for California’s death spiral

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Posted by    Monday, December 24, 2012 at 11:15am 12/24/2012 at 11:15am

California is truly #1…when it comes to being the worst run state in the country.

In part, this stellar achievement has been the end result the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations. This agency’s tactics portend the approach the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is apt to take under the Obama administration....

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Michigan’s “Right to Work” law already working

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Posted by    Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 5:34pm 12/23/2012 at 5:34pm

That was fast!

Shortly after the ink was dry on the state’s new “Right to Work” law, Michigan Governor  Rick Snyder reports that state economic development officials are hearing from manufacturers interested in moving to area.

Snyder said it’s “premature” to name the companies, but indicated Michigan’s foray into the right-to-work movement may...

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“I’ve got a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re going to hear about it!”

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Posted by    Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 3:00pm 12/23/2012 at 3:00pm

I wanted to take a moment to wish our many Legal Insurrection friends a HAPPY FESTIVUS! For those of you wondering what Festivus is about, click HERE for details.

There are four key components of Festivus:

  • The Festivus Pole
  • The Airing of Grievances
  • Festivus dinner (filled with carbohydrates)
  • The Feats of Strength

Hat-tip: http://www.festivusweb.com/

Needless to say, dinner...

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Mother recounts terrors of raising genius son with violence-oriented mental illness

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Posted by    Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 4:18pm 12/16/2012 at 4:18pm

Progressive gun control advocates were clamoring for more liberty-crushing legislation immediately after the slaughter of the young students and teachers at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. Meanwhile, others cry “white privilege” because most mass shooting suspects are white.

Yet, one critically important aspect continues to get lost in the intense press coverage: The...

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John Boehner leads Debtcracker ballet for Christmas

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:15am 12/12/2012 at 8:15am

I personally will never forget the horrendous 2009 Christmas Eve Senate vote for Obamacare.

Around the same time, the “stimulus” legislation that eventually became the American Recovery and Investment Act was being bandied about the halls of Congress with tons of hyper-partisan theater.

Now, it seems the House of Representatives will continue the...

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Tea Party tidal surge, not tsunami

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 9:45am 12/4/2012 at 9:45am

I am responding to Professor Jacobson’s recent post, The Tea Party tsunami at the gates.

As the Media Director of SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition (SCTRC), San Diego’s original Tea Party group, I wanted to share my analysis that it won’t be a tsunami — it will be more like a Tidal Surge...

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California’s bond dreams become High Speed fiscal nightmare

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Posted by    Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 8:15am 11/29/2012 at 8:15am

Californians have an addiction to bonds — and not the cool #007 kind, either.

For every taxpayer-protecting Proposition 13 ballot measure Californians approve, they then give thumbs-up to several bond measures for questionable projects.  As a classic example for my fellow Americans wondering how California found its way to its own fiscal...

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Tea Party Activists vs Republican Party Operatives in California

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Posted by    Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 8:30am 11/25/2012 at 8:30am

As a co-founder of one of the largest California Tea Party groups (SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition), I often am asked why I choose to remain a registered Democrat. In part, it is because the state Republican party doesn’t inspire much confidence.

Or, as I like to put it: Better an honest enemy...

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College Diversity Supporters Form Circular Boycott Squad

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Posted by    Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 11:30am 11/22/2012 at 11:30am

Question: When is a college’s “diversity program” full of fail?

Answer: When a group of liberal students in Massachusetts boycotts it.

According to an article by Megan Patoskie, a student at Bard College – Simon’s Rock, in The Llama Ledger:

Students boycotted the 7th annual Diversity Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14 outside of the campus...

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Shattering the Myth that the Tea Party is Dead

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Posted by    Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:00am 11/16/2012 at 11:00am

As an amateur Egyptologist who occasionally writes about Egypt at the Temple of Mut, my specialty is mummies. So, I know dead things and can say with certainty: The Tea Party is NOT dead.

I have been a Tea Party activist since the first nationwide series of events were organized in February,...

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