Theodore's World: Anti-Stimulus Protests Sprout Up Across America

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February 22, 2009

Anti-Stimulus Protests Sprout Up Across America

Right Wing Anti-Stimulus Rally in Colorado

The right-wingers came out in full force today to protest President Obama's signing of the economic stimulus package. The whole gang was there, with pigs--Michelle Malkin, State Senator Josh Penry, Congressman Mike Coffman, Colorado GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams, State Senator Dave Schultheis, former Congressman Tom Tancredo, and Independence Institute president Jon Caldara.

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Anti-Stimulus Protests Sprout Up

Seattle on Monday. Denver on Tuesday. Mesa AZ on Wednesday. Overland Park, Kansas yesterday (Saturday)

Chicago, and including Washington DC, Fayetteville NC, San Diego CA, Omaha Nebraska, and dozens of other locations” for next Friday.

Investors .com

by David Hogberg

Holding signs reading "Stimulate Business, Not Government," "Families Against Porkulus" and "Say No To Generational Theft," protesters opposed to the $787 billion stimulus package have been mobilizing across the country.

It started last Monday in Seattle, then moved Tuesday to Denver, where President Obama signed the stimulus bill into law. That was followed by another one in Mesa, Ariz., where Obama unveiled a mortgage rescue plan.

Another protest was planned for Saturday outside the office of Rep. Dennis Moore in Overland Park, Kan. The Democrat voted for the stimulus. His office didn't return calls seeking comment.

A New Populism?

As unemployment soars and anger over Wall Street bailouts mounts, public outrage will seek an outlet. Populism could go in many directions — and could easily ebb when the economy revives.

But if it takes shape as an anti-spending movement, it could revive conservatives much as the 1970s tax protests did.

To be sure, the protest sizes so far are a far cry from the left's anti-globalization and anti-war demonstrations of the past decade. But they appear to have grass-roots origins.

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., is already taking heat for providing one of the three critical GOP votes for the stimulus. Some voters interrupted his press conference in Cranberry, Pa., on Thursday.

by Tony Katz

In the midst of all that surrounds us - stimulus packages, bailouts, auto bailouts, mortgage bailouts, a strong and palpable Socialist ideal, holier than thou Senators, (like Schumer D-NY) and a MSM that refuses to speak the truth at anytime - we do not stand alone.
Even before Rick Santelli made his voice heard on CNBC, the voices of reason, of true compassion, of America were making themselves heard. Instead of being despondent after the elections of Nov. 4th, groups of people began saying “Ok, how do we make this better?”
From housewives and entrepreneurs to college students and scholars and millions upon millions from all walks of life, a loud battle cry was sounded - a Clarion call if you will - that we are not just going to sit and accept our lot. That we are right. That personal responsibility, free market capitalism and upholding the Constitution are not just words but a gateway to a better life. Not only for those who believe in them, but even for those who want to destroy them.
In 4 months time, the movement is on. It is loud, dynamic, respectful, successful and joyful. And it is all of these things in the midst of all that surrounds us. The power of our words, the strength of our convictions, the belief in ourselves has those who oppose us baffled, befuddled and quite simply amazed. So much done in such little time. Just imagine what it all looks like tomorrow? Imagine what it looks like in 2010?
In the midst of all that surrounds us let us never forget how great this feels. That we took our voices, banded together and decided that this is our time. We did not despair, we did not hide. We stood up, and joined with each other arm in arm. And we said, This is our country. We want it back, and we are taking it.
I’m not sure if this is how they felt in 1776, but I can only imagine they did. Because this feels great. Now, let’s get our country back.

WE Surround Them

Glenn Beck

Do you watch the direction that America is being taken in and feel powerless to stop it?

Do you believe that your voice isn’t loud enough to be heard above the noise anymore?

Do you read the headlines everyday and feel an empty pit in your stomach…as if you’re completely alone?

If so, then you’ve fallen for the Wizard of Oz lie. While the voices you hear in the distance may sound intimidating, as if they surround us from all sides—the reality is very different. Once you pull the curtain away you realize that there are only a few people pressing the buttons, and their voices are weak. The truth is that they don’t surround us at all.

We surround them.

So, how do we show America what’s really behind the curtain? Below are nine simple principles. If you believe in at least seven of them, then we have something in common. I urge you to read the instructions at the end for how to help make your voice heard.

The Nine Principles

1. America is good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

You Are Not Alone

If you agree with at least seven of those principles, then you are not alone.

Please send a digital version of your picture to: and then stay tuned to the radio and television shows over the coming weeks to see how we intend to pull back the curtain.


Wild Thing's comment........

Obama's stimulus package is socialism. It will never work and those of us, you and me we know it. He won't listen to othe Republican leadership that tried to get through to him. We saw how Pelosi pulled a fast one turning in the bill late at night, the very night before the big vote.

The market votes every single day—and they don’t like it either.

America is the greatest country in the world and these protests across America warm my heart .

Obama and the Democratic Party are intentionally trying to scare people instead of doing something that would improve the economic situation.

Obama and his people and the rinos like some of the Gov.'s begging for the stimulus money are economically going to destroying jobs and wealth for the next two years. For that they justily deserve to pay a very high price; they should be voted out of office.

And worse yet, if it could be worse, Obama is out and out lying about the economic situation and the so-called stimulus package and he knows it. It is a socialist bill and the beginning for something our Founding Fathers did all they could to keep it from happening.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 22, 2009 05:55 AM


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Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at February 22, 2009 08:49 AM

tha ole 1873 springfield 45-70 only has 6 rounds left-when there gone gonna impale or inpeach ths sick-o's!

Posted by: Chief at February 22, 2009 09:39 AM

What good does it do to deport just one Illegal Mexican ? Its a Start.

The same with this, the more this undercurrent of discontent grows, the louder the voices become and the less likely the press can ignore it. The Press has tried to ignore this protest and tout obama as achieving his goals, which of course is Socialism, but we just keep pressing, pushing back until obama starts to get the message.

Posted by: Mark at February 22, 2009 10:45 AM

It's a start, I have to wonder how many of those protesting right now sucked up to the Mau Mau during the primary and the general election. Glad to see David Hogberg's name on that first article, he'd been a conservative blogger for years but when he took the job at American Spectator he dropped out. He was a daily read once.
Once more Obama is going for higher taxes on everything from individuals to small business with more restrictions and regulation, he's doing his best to drive the nation into a depression. Obama is ensuring that the stock market will not recover, venture capital has dried up. Gold the answer? Yep just get those certificates of inflated gold prices because there isn't enough gold to back the demand. This NAZI regime puts the old one to shame.

Posted by: Jack at February 22, 2009 11:41 AM

Darth, good one, that is neat how you did that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 22, 2009 03:36 PM

Chief, good to see you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 22, 2009 03:41 PM

Mark, I agree so much. The start of this happening, the first step is an important one and this one is already past the first step. I had no idea it had taken off like this in so many cities, it really made me feel good that it is growing like this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 22, 2009 03:44 PM

Jack, I never heard of David Hogberg before this, thanks for the information. I may have seen his name and did not pay attention.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 22, 2009 03:47 PM