Tucson

Almost pulled a muscle laughing in the ride from the Tucson airport to our hotel. It’s only 5:30 here.  Weird.  That call that “time difference” for you lefties who read my blog.  Has to do with the earth being round and all.

Been a whirlwind day so far.  Met Trent and Jennifer Humphries, remarkable Tea Party leaders here in Tucson.  Most gracious hosts you can imagine. Funny, dedicated, joyous.

After checking into hotel, I spoke to Mike Ferguson of Eagle 93.9 in Columbia, Missouri.  Mike’s a fabulous, liberty-loving host who’s all over the University of Marxism System story.

Then it was time to strategize with Gateway Pundit and Chris Loesch. 

Next is Tea Party University with best-selling author Dr. Larry Schweikart. He wrote the book that Glenn Beck called the best history text book ever, A Patriot’s History of the United States.  We have a copy at the Hennessy house, and so should you. (Speaking of Hennessy House, LU, Ace.)

When  you’re meeting Tea Partiers for the first time, you’re never really sure what to expect.  Trent Humphries is the best kind, and so is Dr. Schweikart—laugh-out-loud funny, appropriately sarcastic, brilliantly engaged with life and reality.

On the drive to the hotel, Trent shared his stories of battling America’s current brand of demons—people who actually want to destroy this country and everything it stands for.  That Trent relates stories of such final consequence with humor and cheer testifies to both his high character and his profound intellect.

Time to run to the speech.  Check back soon.

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Billy left his home for Tucson Arizona

I am so proud to be bringing the Spirit of St. Louis to the great people of Tucson, Arizona, this weekend. Dana Loesch and Jim Hoft are among the speakers at Tucson’s Tea Party on April 30

The Tea Party is on Saturday, April 30 at 9 am Pacific (11 am Central).  And there’s much, much more than just the Tea Party going on.  Check it all out here. If you have friends in the area, please ask them to come out.  Ask them to attend the Speaker Meet and Greet.

Following the horrible and sickening slaughter of five innocents and the shooting of more than a dozen others in January, the Tucson Tea Party came under politically motivated attacks by Pima County’s miscreant sheriff. 

Because of harassment and intimidation by Sheriff Dupnik’s Gestapo, Trent Humphries asked for speakers to come fill out a line-up for their next event.

Jim, Dana, and I said we’d be honored to defy the sheriff who refuses to enforce the immigration law he’s sworn to uphold. Following Congresswoman Gifford’s shooting, Dupnik blamed the Tea Party and came under heavy pressure to resign.

If you are able, the great people of Tucson could use our help with a generous donation for their event.

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Please Join Me in Tucson, Arizona

I am very pleased and honored to tell you this news:  Trent Humphries and the good people of the Tucson Tea Party have asked me to speak at their Third Annual April Tea Party on April 30, 2011, at 11:00 am.  The theme is Reduce Taxes, Spending, and Waste. 

Of course, they’re not really inviting me to speak; they’re inviting the thousands of St. Louis area activists who have done so much to advance liberty and defend freedom over the past 25 months.

Trent Humphries put out a request for speakers after the rogue sheriff of Pima County began an intimidation campaign against Tucson Tea Party speakers.  Gateway Pundit and 24th State’s editor brought the incident to my attention, and I offered to speak. 

I also emailed Pima County Sheriff, Clarence Dupnik, requesting his response to allegations of intimidation.  Having received no answer in the month since the request, I am left assume that he does not deny the charges.

The Tucson Tea Party won’t be silenced, and neither will we. That’s why I’m going to Tucson April 29 and 30 thanks to the generosity of the Trent Humphries and Tucson Tea. I hope you will either join us a the tea party or make a donation to the Tucson Tea Party to help defray the costs of working around their sheriff’s attempts to silence us.

Shout It Out: Renegade Arizona Sheriff Intimidating Citizens *UPDATE*

The incompetent Sheriff Dupnik of Pima County Arizona has intimidated speakers in an attempt to shut down the Tucson Tea Party.

clarence-dupnikNow, Tucson’s asking for our help.  Jennifer Humphries wrote to Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft. She asked Jim of his help defending the First Amendment rights of the people of Tucson. Those rights are under assault from an incompetent and irresponsible sheriff who has now turned to intimidation to silence dissent.

I don’t know if Ms. Humphries would want me, but I’d be honored to speak in Tucson on April 30.  I’d be honored to defy the Sheriff’s attempts to quash free speech in his county.  And I’d love to see a swarm of folks from Missouri and Illinois fill the arena for that showdown.

What You Can Do

1.  Make plans, if you can, to attend the Tucson Tea Party, April 30, 2011

2. Donate to the Tucson Tea Party

3.  Ask members of U.S. House and Senate committees on Judiciary and Civil Rights to investigate Department of Justice’s involvement in political intimidation.

When the Tea Party launched, its first theme was “Repeal the Pork or Retire.”  We retired a lot of them in 2010, but we have a long way to go.

Keep up the fight!

*UPDATE*

I sent  a short questionnaire to Sheriff Clarence:

I have received reports that your office has intimidated speakers scheduled to speak at events sponsored by Tucson Tea Party.

1.  Do you deny this charge?

2.  Will you attempt to intimidate me from speaking in Tucson at a Tea Party event?

While we await his reply, let’s have a sing-along:

Sheriff don’t like it
Rock the county,
Rock the county.

Left Doubles Down on Threats

What would you do? 

Suppose you did something stupid.  You blamed the wrong person, for instance, for a capital crime.  Then supposed one of your comrades compounded your . . . error . . . by threatening to kill someone on national television?

BillMaherAngryIf you’re an American leftist, you might double down by issuing even more death threats to even more people.

That’s what’ happening right now in America.  Death threats are pouring into Trent Humphries, Tucson Tea Party organizer, Dana Loesch, Sarah Palin (who vows not to be silenced), Glenn Beck, and more.  The self-proclaimed conscience of America—collectivist lefists—have essentially declared war on the right. 

Gateway Pundit and the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition issued a press release on January 17 denouncing the left’s continued threat of violence as means of advancing its anti-liberty agenda.

To counter the left’s increasing vitriol and violence, please publicly thank three people today.

I’ll start:

Thank you, Jim Hoft, for bringing to our attention the mounting threats Trent Humphries is receiving.

Thank you, Jen Ennenbach for crafting a great press release on the issues.

Thank you, Dana Loesch, for continuing to keep our voices in the national ear.

And a bonus:  thank you for honoring by reading my little web missives. 

*UPDATE* J. Eric Fuller issues apology to Trent Humphries.

Is Bill Maher’s Vitriol Responsible for Arrest?

Last week, America’s sleaziest leftists—Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, E. J. Dionne, Paul Krugman, others – have executed a prepared BillMaherAngrypropaganda war against anyone who disagrees with them. Their theorem is: vitriolic rhetoric inspires conservatives to act out in violence.

Unfortunately for the loony left, there was no evidence to support their theorem.  The evidence they falsely pointed to—Jarod Lee Loughner’s deranged murder rampage in Tucson—was determined to be a lie only hours after the event.

Undaunted, Maher, Krugman, Donne, Matthews, and crew continued to lie, lie, lie, lie.  They refused to let go of their story, false though it was.

On Saturday, the leftist “rhetoric = violence” cult got something close to vindication.  Perhaps responding to the hateful, violent rhetoric from Krugman, Matthews, Maher, Dionne, and Olbermann, Tucson shooting victim and hard-left activist, J. Eric Fuller, was arrested for communicating a direct threat against a tea party leader in Tucson. (More at Michelle Malkin.)

Fuller issued the threat after photographing tea party leader Trent Humphries. (Was the photo’s purpose to help the hit man ID the target?)

If Krugman, Matthews, Olbermann, Maher, et al, were correct in their assessment of blame to conservatives, then Krugman, Matthews, Olbermann, Maher, et al, are at least as guilty of conveying a threat as Fuller.

But if Krugman, Matthews, Olbermann, Maher, et al, were wrong about rightwing rhetoric, than I am wrong about their culpability in Eric Fuller’s psycho moment.

I think there are only two people responsible for their criminal actions: Loughner and Fuller. But I think Krugman, Matthews, Olbermann, Maher, Dionne, et al, are guilty of exploiting tragedy and emotions to destroy their political opponents.