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Monday, November 28, 2011

Richmond Tea Party Invoices City, Gets Audit Letter Instead

Imagine you're a Tea Party organizer and in your dealings with the city, you follow all of the legal requirements for your rally. You pay for permits, security expenses, sanitation / toilets, etc. Then imagine watching OWS come to town, set up camp, and not have to pay for any of those things while placing a far greater burden on the city. Then, out of fairness, you decide to send the city an invoice for all of the things your group paid for but OWS did not.

Instead of a check, you receive a letter from the city informing you that you're being audited.

Via Right Side News:
Two weeks after the Richmond Tea Party delivered an invoice to Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones for costs incurred for previous rallies; we received a letter from the City of Richmond formally stating that the city is auditing our Tea Party. Coincidence? This audit is an obvious attempt to intimidate and harass us for standing up against the unfair treatment and discrimination against our Tea Party.

First some back story: As reported on the front page of the Richmond Times Dispatch, the Richmond Tea Party delivered an invoice for charges incurred in our previous three Tax Day rallies at Kanawha Plaza because Mayor Jones chose to allow Occupy Richmond protesters to convene in the same park for two weeks.

The Mayor not only allowed the Occupiers to break the law, but he visited them in the city-owned park.  “Jones said that as a ‘child of civil rights’ and protests, he had allowed the group to remain in the park but understands his mayoral responsibility to uphold laws of the city,” reported the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Apparently his mayoral duties included preferential treatment for a group he sympathizes with ideologically at the expense of the taxpayers.

The blog Virginia Right reported that the city provided services such as portable toilets, trash pickup etc. The incomplete invoices obtained from the city totaled $7,000. This was only a portion of the actual costs to taxpayers because the costs of police, helicopter and incarcerations were not included.  Also not accounted for was the 24-hour police protection of the Mayor’s home after the Occupiers moved their camp next door to the Mayor’s house. The Richmond Tea Party, conversely, paid for all services for our rallies, including the police, portable toilets, park fees and permits, amounting to approximately $8,500.
Instead of seeing that the Tea Party was right, the Department of Finance doubled down on stupid and sent the Tea Party a letter notifying them of an audit.

No word on the City sending OWS an invoice.

h/t GWP
City Audit Letter Notification

Video: DNC Ad Slams Mitt Romney

That ad put out by the Romney campaign last week that served to take Obama's words completely out of context has apparently raised some dander within the Democratic Party. That's good news for conservatives who know Romney is a RINO at best.

For once, I am in complete agreement with the DNC. Great ad!

h/t Freedom's Lighthouse

Video: Colin Powell Once Again Proves Liberal Credentials

Colin Powell sealed his fate as a liberal in Republican garb when he endorsed Obama over McCain in 2008. Powell's stance has consistently been that the Republican Party needs to become more moderate but he voted for the most ideologically left-wing president in American history while casting aside one of the Republican Party's most moderate nominees in history.

With that as a backdrop, any charges levied by Powell that assert both parties are focused on moving to the 'extreme left' and 'extreme right' respectively is a non-starter. For some reason, Powell cannot see that Obama is at the root of the division in Congress.

In all of Powell's talk of the need for compromise, he seems to be willing to accept the premise that compromise should be sought with Marxism.

He's just flat wrong and the best thing he can do is admit he made a mistake by voting for president in 2008 based on race. If he can't admit that, he has no business placing an "R" after his name.

If pressed for time, fast forward to the 5:00 mark:

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h/t GWP

Jay-Z Channels Judas Iscariot

When people think of Judas Iscariot, the first thought that comes to mind is betrayal but he had another very undesirable quality and Jay-Z seems to be exhibiting it right now.

There's hypocrisy and then there is downright exploitation and theft on top of it. This would apply to rapper Jay-Z, who is capitalizing on the Occupy Wall Street movement by selling t-shirts that express solidarity with the movement while not using any of the proceeds to support it. The sheer notion is antithetical to everything the OWS supposedly stands for. Ah, the exploitation of an anti-capitalism movement through the use of capitalism. Using the OWS standard, Jay-Z - who is squarely in the 1% - is stealing from the 99% by profiting from it.

Remember when Mary Magdalene applied expensive oil to the feet of Jesus? Judas objected.

John 12: 4-6 
4 But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, 5 “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii[b] and given to the poor?” 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.
Based on the message that donn's Jay-Z's shirts, they should be sold with all the money going to the poor. Yet, while he's in the 1%, he's in possession of a rather large money box and he's selling the shirts to the 99% (alleged poor), not to benefit them but to profit from them. Here is a message that has appeared on Rocawear's website (Jay-Z's clothing line):
"Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social. 'Occupy All Streets' is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement."
As an added bonus, the shirts are even made in Mexico. Ya think that helps Jay-Z's margins at $22 a pop? Is it safe to say that Jay-Z is selling these shirts not because he cares for the poor but because he is a thief (based on OWS' own standards)? Ditto for Michael Moore, who sells books at the protests and Miley Cyrus, who has recorded a song about them.

Ain't it interesting how the portion of the 1% profiting most from OWS claims to be champions of OWS?

h/t GWP

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