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April 12, 2010 [ More archived home pages here ]

Tax Day Tea Party Rally


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Today's song is Our Country by John Mellencamp, released in 2007.

As an American who believes the vast majority of my elected state and federal government representatives lost their way, I will be out protesting against them on April 15, 2010.

Specifically I will be exercising my right of free speech and right of assembly at the Tax Day Tea Party Rally at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater. This is my second Tea Party protest against my government. The first last year, April 17, 2009. I plan on being much more active this year to help throw out party-line incumbents that refuse to listen to the will of those citizens they represent, instead they listened to their party bosses.

There are many rallies planned that day in other parts of the United States. If you don't like party-line elected officials ignoring your voice on the issues, then join in at a place of your convenience.

As an Independent Centrist I advocate against party-line representation. In my adult life I've been a Democrat later a Republican and voted accordingly in most elections. I see a lot of wasted energy by the extremists in both parties and the vast majority of those in the middle lose out. It would be so much better in my humble opinion to elect independents to the level needed to pull the middle together for legislation and let the extremists drift in the wind.

My vision is an uphill battle for sure. It will take more than one election to elect enough independents to force the middle to recognize they hold the majority of power, not the extremists via party-line allegiance. First though the Tea Party activists need to demonstrate and force the incumbents out or reconsider their options in listening to the will of their constituents--the way it's supposed to work!

Come on out on April 15th and help change America for the better, one person's step at a time towards this November's election and then beyond.

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Friday night is almost always Sherry's and my date night. After our usual restaurant dinner, we went to see the new box office hit movie, Date Night. In a theater of about 200+ people, we all laughed throughout the movie.

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My relative, Donna, informed me of the cool service, LogMeIn allowing users to access computers remotely.

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My friend, Rod, is featured in Sunday's edition of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Thursday night I watched C-SPAN recorded coverage of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Cmsn. Public Hearing - Day 2 concerning the questioning of ex-CEO and Chairman Chuck Prince and Robert Rubin, the former Treasury Secretary who headed Citigroup's executive committee.

It was very informative to find out from Secretary Robert Rubin during testimony that he throught it would have been a good idea to have down payments made by home mortgage borrowers during his 1995-97 term as Treasury Secretary during President Clinton's Administration. The subprime crisis started with President Carter's Administration forcing mortgage financial institutions to lend money to people who couldn't afford to pay those loans back. That practice got worse with every Administration since then and we all know how destructive making bad mortgage loans has been to our economy.

At least Secretary Robert Rubin acknowledges the problems could have been stemmed long ago, but wasn't.

Don


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