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Tea Party No-Go: Priced-for-rich national convention cancelled. Truce or time for Armey to get the flock back in line?

Halfway into last week came reports that the tea party movement's national convention, Tea Party Nation, was moving too few tickets and would be cancelled. 

Originally scheduled to open in Las Vegas on October 14, “Ticket sales were simply not sufficient to support the convention,” according to organizer Judson Phillips

Phillips attributed the inability of convention-goers to afford the $399 ticket cost to the Obama economy, of course.  

All Koch, All the Time

The money, regulatory, and legal interests of the Koch brothers are responsible for very much of the damage to these United States. The 'Kochtopus' intends to wreak all the more havoc that is possible, so, I've become thrilled to understand that Americans are finally seeing the corporate men behind the curtains. In front of the curtains, their agenda is paraded by the astroturf groups and think tanks of so many fronts that I have to question just how much of a Libertarian Party actually exists absent money from the Kochs. Some, I'm sure, just not how much.

Busting the Kochtopus

There is a great piece out in the August 30, 2010 New Yorker entitled, "Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama," that describes two siblings who've managed, on the whole, to remain invisible to the vast majority of Americans despite their tied-ranking as the 3rd richest people in the United States.

Treason! Secret Video Reveals Tea Party’s Anti-American Agenda

[ed. note - CM1] Thank you to Movement Vision's sallykhon for permission to reproduce this humorous piece of citizen journalism and for daring to enter the world of extreme nuttiness that is the tea party, videoing it and still coming out with her sanity intact.

I’ve never been to a tea party. Really. Not even as a little girl. Was never my thing. So when I decided I was going to infiltrate the Tri-State Liberty Summit of Tea Party activists, my first question was: What do I wear? Unfortunately, my frilly cocktail dress was at the cleaners so I had to go with my usual “Is she a boy or a girl?” attire. Good news is, the Tea Party activists were unfazed by my gender-bending sweater vest. All they seemed to care about was that I was white.

Because in the flurry of red, white and blue sentiment that filled the Italian American Center of Stamford, Connecticut, on May 23, 2010, the most prominent color was definitely white. White people with ghostly white faces fearing that our new black President is only one sooner-than-expected sign of the approaching end of white racial dominance in America.

Watch this secret video, including shocking footage of FreedomWorks Chair Rep. Dick Armey:

Dick's teabagging the tax man, and you

So, Dick's got a brand new tea bag.


Freedomworks' Dick Armey is an astroturf-lobbyist whose job is to create a public outcry on behalf of the corporate interests that will benefit from the policy change that Freedomworks is hired to shepherd through Congress.


Dick's got a new message for the teabaggers. Watch this MSNBC report, in which he corrects Andrea Mitchell, the NYT, and all of the other media who just don't understand his teabaggers, no matter how much coverage they get.

Randall Terry Ejected From Howard Dean's Healthcare Town Hall - video

Frank Schaeffer was one of the founders of the evangelical movement. With his father, the author of "The Christian Manifesto", and C. Everett Koop and their focus on issues related to abortion, they galvanized the Christian Right.

Schaeffer believes very differently now and the author of "Crazy for God" has tried to impart to the rest of us some of the important lessons learned as an insider of the movement.

He appeared with Rachel Maddow recently to argue the actual physical danger presented by segments of the movement he helped to create.

Operation Rescue's Randall Terry wasn't named but I recalled Schaeffer's recently expressed and ominous conclusions as I watched this video.

Randall Terry Forcibly Ejected From Healthcare Town Hall With Howard Dean



Health Care Deform: 1.4 million dollars a day fighting your best interests

Only the numbers are staggering.  


For those with any insight to how our government is bought and sold, the players and the process are familiar. 


Today's WaPo article on health lobbying was apparently not subject to editorial review by one of Katharine Weymouth's 'salons' and provides hope that Management doesn't fully overrule journalistic values of the newsroom.  This is an important article: