Friday, October 5, 2012

It's Crunch Time!

      We are getting down to the wire as it relates to November's election. Early ballots in Pima County will be mailed out October 11th. Voting will begin shortly afterwards. More than 30% of all ballots will be returned within 10 days after receipt. Pick your favorite fiscally conservative candidate, or candidates, and offer your assistance to them now. Time is running out.

    We have had two candidates contact the TTP recently, asking for your assistance.

   Jonathon Paton will be debating Ann Kirkpatrick this coming Monday, 10/08/12 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at the Legacy Traditional School 3500 W Cortaro Farms Rd Tucson,AZ 85742 . Doors open at 5:30pm. Parking is limited.  Jonathon is hoping for a solid conservative turnout, with media present.

And...It's being moderated by one of our very own, TTP member Don Winfield, owner of Up and Running Computer Service and Marana Chamber of Commerce member. 

   The debate is being sponsored by the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Marana Chamber of Commerce. We spoke to their representative Alex Demeroutis today at 520-297-2191. She would like a call to RSVP if you plan on attending. You can call her Monday. You don't necessarily need an RSVP. However, if they exceed capacity, RSVP's will be seated first.

   Wear your Tea Party shirt if you can. Let's show em some red! Lol. This CD1 race will be a nail biter. Jonathon could use your help.

Tea Party 2014. Not much into politics? We neither, that's why it's good idea to visit xxxpawn shop and check out what there is to sell today! :)

Politics has always been about men pov and society problems. Solving them with opposite parties isn't really easy, but it is possible. In the end it's all about commong good right?

The issue of having a ride in fake taxi is not popular in US. It's happening all over the place in London!

   Jeff Flake's campaign contacted us and are pleading for phone bank help at their Tucson campaign office on Monday from 4:00-8:00 pm. Jeff is about as fiscally conservative of a candidate as we are likely to see this election cycle. If you are not interested in attending Paton's debate, Jeff could use some help at his office located at 5541 E. Grant Rd. Tucson (Corner of Grant and Craycroft). Please RSVP by calling 520-290-2012 or email Jordan@JeffFlake.com. Again, another nail biter of a race.

   These are big races. Vitally important to our area. We try to avoid blasting you with frequent emails. However, both of these candidates have urgently asked us for your assistance.

  Thanks again for all your efforts at our many events. You are the heart and soul of many candidates grass roots campaigns.

Sincerely,

Your Tucson Tea Party

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements regarding an election night celebration co- hosted by the Pima County GOP, our friends at 104.1 FM, and the Tucson Tea Party.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

An update to the 09/22/12 event


The Tucson Tea Party would like to again invite you to participate in a series of events on Saturday,  September 22nd, and update you on the event. There are a few small changes here from our original email invite .

Imagine hundreds of auto’s prominently displaying a conservative message traversing major streets in Oro Valley, Marana, Tucson, and Pima County. We can do this. You are invited to “dress up” your auto, classic car, dump truck (Yes, we may see a dump truck!lol.), or your motorcycle, pickup truck, or “street legal” hot rod. We will be hosting events in 4 locations in Pima County. You can show up, and show off, your vehicle at any or all locations. We will have speakers at three of the four locations, including 104.1 FM’s Jon Justice and James T. Harris. 
Here’s the itinerary…………….

9:20 am- Northwest Tucson/CD1 candidate signs will be available for pickup at the Oro Valley Market Place, near the Red Lobster. This is simply a meet up location for those Tea Party members who would be willing to move from this location, to our 1st full event stop in Marana. We will pass out driving directions to all of our stops, at this location.  We will be traversing Oro Valley, and Northwest Tucson. No speakers will be at this location.
 We would like you to consider beginning your event day here, to show our vehicles and send a conservative message to voters in this area, as we travel to……

10:20 am- We will host an outside event at “Boston’s Restaurant” located next to the theatre complex at the Arizona Pavilions Mall at 5825 West Arizona Pavilions Drive in Marana. Featured speakers will include Jon Justice, Jonathon Paton and State Senator Al Melvin. Boston’s will open early for our rally and be available to serve your refreshments and snacks from their menu if you would like to “grab a bite”. We have plenty of parking. (Try to avoid parking directly in front of the L.A. Fitness).Candidate signs will be available also, should you wish to display them on your vehicles. We will provide you directions to our next stop, as we travel thru city center and Raul Grijalva’s district on our way to our next location…..

12:00 pm-We will host an outside event at the Shriner’s Hall located at 450 South Tucson Boulevard Tucson, Az. Featured speakers will include James T. Harris, “WarriorSchools” Jeff Prather, Gabriela Mercer, Todd Clodfelter and a representative of the Tucson Hispanic Republicans. The Shriner’s will have refreshments available for purchase.  (Note: Finding parking for a possible 300+cars was a great challenge. We can park in the Shriner's parking lots, and along the south side of the street next to the city park just south of the hall. There may also be available parking in the church lots adjacent to the hall.)  After our speakers are done we will be traveling thru CD 2 (Ron Barber’s turf), legislative districts 9 and 10, and ending at our final location…………….

3:00 pm- We will host an outside rally at the brand new “Hot Rod’s” Restaurant Old Vail - 10500 East Old Vail Rd, Tucson 85747. You will again be treated to James T. Harris, and have an opportunity to hear from one of our most fiscally conservative State Senators, Frank Antenori, along with other speakers. Frank has done an outstanding job limiting the spending of our state government, and faces a challenging election this fall. We would like to see “show our Tea Party colors” on the East side of Tucson, and in support of Frank. This is a very important leg of our itinerary.  Hot Rod’s is a fabulous place to end our afternoon.
Note: Jon Justice may be participating in this event at all three locations.

What is the primary message? We will not presume to tell you what message(s) to communicate on your vehicles. However, I will tell you my thoughts on the message I will place on my vehicle. I hope to communicate to our friends and neighbors the following message......

"It's allright not to vote............for Barack Obama!

Many Republican's, Democrats, and Independents, voted for Mr. Obama in the last presidential election. Many of these folks are experiencing "buyers remorse" and are weighing their decision for this November. I don't want to rub their faces in what now is clearly a bad decision. They may not want to vote for the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney. I simply want them to not vote for Barack Obama. 

Decorate the sides of your vehicles! Dress them up so that they are noticed. A simple bumper sticker or two, is not likely to be noticed on Saturday. Send a message. You are the citizen activists that Andrew Breitbart so vividly described to us. Get motivated. Get involved. Spread the word. We will ask candidates to have their signs available at each of our stops.

Always remember.....We are trying to change hearts and minds. Messages that tell the community what, and who, you strongly believe in are more likely to change opinions than "so and so is a nincompoop". Lol. 

The most important part of this event is YOU, traveling with us, thru our city and county, spreading a message of conservative values! 

Participation ribbons will be awarded to every vehicle that completes the journey to “Hot Rod’s”. Vehicles will be judged and fun trophies awarded, at Hot Rod’s, in the following categories:
-Most “eye catching”
-Most “patriotic”
-Most “supportive of a candidate”
-“Oldest” vehicle decorated with a conservative message

Tune in to 104.1 FM next week to hear more about this event. We look forward to seeing you this upcoming Saturday.  

Note: We are not a parade event. If more than 300 vehicle’s show, we advise our attendees of several routes to travel to our next destination, for maximum visibility and so as not to impede the normal flow of traffic. All traffic laws and signals must be followed. All vehicle’s must be “street legal”. 

Jonathon Paton will be opening up his campaign office this Thursday evening September 20th to Tucson Tea Party members that would like to create signs for their vehicles. Contact Greg Harris for directions 520-990-1903.  

The Tucson Tea Party exists on the donations of it's members. If you are so inclined to support our efforts you can securely donate online at our website tucsonteaparty.org.

Lastly, one of our members suggested using this "cruze" to capture and create a photo montage that visualizes what 20+ years of liberal, progressive, fiscally irresponsible, policy has done to our community. We are asking you to snap pictures of our community as you drive. We would like to use your photo's for a special Tea Party project. 

Tucson Tea Party

Sunday, September 16, 2012

You are invited to a "Conservative Cruze" Saturday September 22nd

The Tucson Tea Party would like to invite you to participate in a series of events on Saturday,  September 22nd . 

We are not going to rally at a stadium, amongst ourselves. These types of events are great for ginning up energy. However, the strength of our numbers is seen by no one but us. 

How can we share our message with others who might not be paying close attention to our strong conservative voice?
We have to be seen and heard in a very visible way. A Tea Party way. A non-violent and safe way.

Imagine hundreds of auto’s prominently displaying a conservative message traversing major streets in Oro Valley, Marana, Tucson, and Pima County. We can do this. You are invited to “dress up” your auto, classic car, dump truck (Yes, we may see a dump truck!lol.), or your motorcycle, pickup truck, or “street legal” hot rod. We will be hosting events in 4 locations in Pima County. You can show up, and show off, your vehicle at any or all locations. We will have speakers at three of the four locations, including 104.1 FM’s Jon Justice and James T. Harris.
Each event is timed such that all of us, Yes, all of us, can move from each location to the next. Sort of a “political poker run”. Sort of a political version of a classic car cruise. Decorate your cars, show your creativity, send them a message! We are not going away! We are here to stay.

Here’s the itinerary…………….

9:20 am- Northwest Tucson/CD1 candidate signs will be available for pickup at the Oro Valley Market Place, near the Red Lobster. This is simply a meet up location for those Tea Party members who would be willing to move from this location, to our 1st full event stop in Marana. We will pass out driving directions to all of our stops, at this location.  We will be traversing Oro Valley, and Northwest Tucson. No speakers will be at this location.
 We would like you to consider beginning your event day here, to show our vehicles and send a conservative message to voters in this area, as we travel to……

10:20 am- We will host an outside event at “Boston’s Restaurant” located next to the theatre complex at the Arizona Pavilions Mall at 5825 West Arizona Pavilions Drive in Marana. Featured speakers will include Jon Justice, Jonathon Paton, Al Melvin, and others. Boston’s will open early for our rally and be available to serve your refreshments and snacks from their menu if you would like to “grab a bite”. We have plenty of parking. Candidate signs will be available also, should you wish to display them on your vehicles. We will provide you directions to our next stop, as we travel thru city center and Raul Grijalva’s district on our way to our next location…..

12:00 pm-We will host an outside event at the Shriner’s Hall located at 450 South Tucson Boulevard Tucson, Az. Featured speakers will include James T. Harris, “WarriorSchools” Jeff Prather, and several political candidates running in this area. The Shriner’s will have refreshments available for purchase.  After our speakers are done we will be traveling thru CD 2 (Ron Barber’s turf), legislative districts 9 and 10, and ending at our final location…………….

3:00 pm- We will host an outside rally at the brand new “Hot Rod’s” Restaurant Old Vail - 10500 East Old Vail Rd, Tucson 85747. You will again be treated to James T. Harris, and have an opportunity to hear from one of our most fiscally conservative State Senators, Frank Antenori, along with other speakers. Frank has done an outstanding job limiting the spending of our state government, and faces a challenging election this fall. We would like to see “show our Tea Party colors” on the East side of Tucson, and in support of Frank. This is a very important leg of our itinerary.  Hot Rod’s is a fabulous place to end our afternoon. 

What is your involvement????????

Decorate your vehicles! Dress them up so that they are noticed. Send a message. You are the citizen activists that Andrew Breitbart so vividly described to us. Get motivated. Get involved. Spread the word. We will ask candidates to have their signs available at each of our stops.
The most important part of this event is YOU, traveling with us, thru our city and county, spreading a message of conservative values! 

Participation ribbons will be awarded to every vehicle that completes the journey to “Hot Rod’s”. Vehicles will be judged and fun trophies awarded, at Hot Rod’s, in the following categories:

-Most “eye catching”
-Most “patriotic”
-Most “supportive of a candidate”
-“Oldest” vehicle decorated with a conservative message

Tune in to 104.1 FM next week to hear more about this event. We look forward to seeing you this upcoming Saturday.  

Note: We are not a parade event. If more than 300 vehicle’s show, we advise our attendees of several routes to travel to our next destination, for maximum visibility and so as not to impede the normal flow of traffic. All traffic laws and signals must be followed. All vehicle’s must be “street legal”. 

Jonathon Paton will be opening up his campaign office this Thursday evening September 20th to Tucson Tea Party members that would like to create signs for their vehicles. Contact Greg Harris for directions 520-990-1903. We are trying to find an east side location for making signs. We will advise you if, and when we locate a place.

“Once more unto the breach, my dear friends”. We hope to see you next Saturday. 

Your Tucson Tea Party

There they go again....

There they goes again……………Another Pima County Democrat “Shock Chairman”attack on the Tea Party. 

Yesterday, Pima County Democrat party shock chairman, Jeff Rodgers attacked local Tucson Tea Party members on Arizona Public Media. Here are a just a few of his quotes as he attacked the Tea Party. 

“..vicious assaults by Republican Tea Party folks. It led to threats of violence.” 

  “We had people showing up at Gabrielle Gifford’s office rallies with guns. And we all know where that led.”

“And now we know it’s wasn’t a new movement. It’s just a bunch of angry Republicans who were angry that a black man was in the White House.” 

“They tried to say it was some grassroots movement. And now we know it was Astro turfed by the Koch brothers...”

Andrew Breitbart had them pegged at his appearance in Tucson on April 30th of 2011. 
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyiM-kIoH2g). Very few can describe what we are up against, as well as Andrew did. 

“The only thing that they have is racism and Teabagger. That’s their argument against this nation. They're losing. Thank you for continuing to show up.”-Breitbart

Again, good, honest, patriotic, Arizonan’s are under attack by a group of people who are driven to fundamentally changing our country. You stood up in 2009 and 2010 and spread a message of fiscal conservatives that helped shape the 2010 election.

They just don't get it do they? This has nothing to do with race. The Tea Party's core mission and message is "Stop the irresponsible borrowing and spending by both political parties. We are not a Socialist state. We are a constitutional republic. Less taxes, smaller government. More freedom."

We are reminded of a Shakespeare quote from his play Henry the Fifth………
“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility;
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger. . . .” 


Are you ready? And, are you willing to stand again, and be heard?

Friday, August 24, 2012

You're Invited to a Conservative "Car-A-Van" !

Your Tucson Tea Party would like to invite you to participate in an event on Saturday September 22nd.

You have been accustomed to attending large, free, rally's sponsored by the Tucson Tea Party. We have been blessed in the past to be able to present to you well known speakers at stadium style events and allow you a chance to let your conservative voice be heard in a loud and positive way. Well,

that's just not going to work for us this fall, for two reasons.

-Speaker fees are at a premium this summer, given this unique political season. Nationally known speakers who in the past were willing to speak at our events for the price of an airline ticket, a hotel room, and a chance to sell some books, are asking for speaking fees in many thousands of dollars. Your past generous donations allow us to host free events. However, the costs are too great this year to put on the type of event you have come to expect from us. Even some of the lesser known conservative authors are asking for significant speaking fees. This would not be a wise use of your donated dollars.

-While our stadium style events allow us to bring together 1200-3000 in a fellowship of conservatives, local media, outside of our two favorite talk radio stations, has avoided sharing news of our events with the general public. We only see ourselves.

So we had an idea.........................and we need your help and participation.

Imagine 1000 flag waving, sign waving, honking, cars, trucks, and motorcycle's in a caravan of conservatives, transiting the streets of Pima County on a Saturday showing our community that we are opposed to the Obama/Reid/Pelosi/Kirkpatrick/Grijalva/Barber/Rodgers "Spending Your Money till You're Broke" agenda. We are taking our Tucson Tea Party "on the road"!!!!

We would like you invite you to join us and a thousand other Tea Party activists to a caravan on Saturday September 22nd 11:00 am till 3:00 pm. Get your car's and trucks washed! Get your flags ready. Get your signs out. Get those red Tee-Shirts on. We will meet at a common location and travel thru our southern Arizona/Pima County community, with stops along the way. At each stop, we're gonna make some noise, listen to some local speakers, and show our neighbors who we are and what we represent. We are going to caravan and stop in CD 1, CD 2, and CD 3 and end up at a common location to close out our event. Participation ribbons will be awarded at each stop along the way. We will judge and award street legal vehicles in several categories.

We are also inviting your creative suggestions for route stops. Locations will need to have large parking lots, access to beverages, and/or, food, and will need to be in visible public locations. We have already resolved start and finish locations, but invite your assistance at determining our stops along the way.

You, our Tucson Tea Party brothers and sisters, have never let us down. We hope you will consider attending. Bring your friends. Let's show our Pima County neighbors the strength of our numbers and the truth of our message of conservative values.

Stay tuned for details.............Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 22nd. 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A "special anniversary" update

Update regarding "a special anniversary"
On Monday August the 6th, your Tucson Tea Party put out a request to it's members to contact Ann Kirkpatrick's campaign headquarters on the third anniversary of a townhall event she held in Holbrook, Az. in 2009. At the time she unceremoniously walked out of this event when asked some tough questions regarding her support for Obamacare.  (You can see the YouTube video here)     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLjcmKMUwEc).

Your response was amazing! I received over 40 replies from Tea Party members who attempted to reach her campaign office at 928-774-1480. I was able to contact her office at the point I sent out the initial email, asking her staff why she had, up to this point, avoided public events in Pima County. However, many of the Tucson Tea Party members who attempted to get thru to her office after our email was sent,  encountered a telephone message that indicated that the "voice mail had not yet been set up". Really? A candidate for U.S. Congress who has no option to leave a voice mail at her campaign headquarters? No, really? Ann's just not a very good listener, is she?

Ann is running for Congress in Arizona Congressional District 1, a gerrymandered district that extends from Northwest Tucson, Oro Valley, and Marana to the northeastern border of Arizona and Utah. If you live in parts of these Pima County municipalities meet your new neighbors up north in Globe, Holbrook, Chinle, and Kayenta, Az.

Four professed conservative candidates are running in the primary election for a chance to defeat Anne this fall. Patrick Gatti, Gaither Martin, Jonathan Paton, and  Doug Wade. Of these four candidates, only one has seriously campaigned in Tucson and Pima County; Tucson's own Jonathon Paton.

For those of our members who live in Arizona Congressional District 1, we urge you to seriously investigate these candidates so that you can make the best decision who will represent your Tea Party values in Congress. And if you feel like giving Ann another ring at 928-774-1480 to share your views with her, please do, and give her our warmest wishes for her defeat in the fall.

On another subject, many Tucson Tea Party members have sent emails to us inquiring how they might be able to volunteer to assist former State Senator Russell Pierce in his re-election. The LD 11 candidate team of Al Melvin, Adam Kwasman, and Steve Smith, have made available, there VOIP phone system at their new campaign office in Oro Valley for Tucson Tea Party members and others to make campaign calls for candidate Russell Pierce for the next several weeks. If you are interested in making calls please email tucsonteaparty@yahoo.com for location info and hours of operation.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Rally/Protest Update- Let's call this one a Stretching Excercise! lol

"I want you teabaggers out there to understand one thing: while you idolize the Founding Fathers and dress up like them, and smell like them, I think it's pretty clear that the Founding Fathers would have hated your guts," - Bill Maher

And they think we gave up!  I DON'T THINK SO! 


We would like to update you regarding Monday July 2nd's rallys.......
We have received over 110 email responses from Tucson Tea Party supporters who are interested in demonstrating their displeasure with Obamacare, the Supreme courts validation of this new, massive Federal Government tax, and the two local officials that voted for passage of Obamacare. Because of this strong response from Tucson Tea Party members we will be protesting ths upcoming Monday, simultaneously in two separate locations in Pima County.

Ann Kirkpatrick voted for ObamaCare. She wants another opportunity to wreck havoc on our constitutional rights and is running for a seat in Congress in the new CD1. Her campaign is/or will be operating out of an office located at the intersection of Magee and Oracle Rd (They are keepin it on the downlow/QT right now). Tea Partier’s who want to demonstrate against Obamacare and Anne Kirkpatrick, and demonstrate their patriotism, are encouraged to rally between 4:30 and 6pm at the intersection of Magee and Oracle Rd, at that time. Bring your flags, signs, T-Party shirts, and energy, and we will supply the water.

Raul Grijalva voted for ObamaCare. He wants to be re-elected so that he can continue to wreck havoc on our constitutional rights in CD3. Raul’s congressional office is not located on a major road. For the greatest impact, we will protesting on the corner of Speedway and Park Ave. Park Ave is near the dividing line between the new Congressional districts 2 and 3. We can send a message to constituents of both these districts with a protest “on the border”. Tea Partier’s who want to demonstrate against Obamacare, and Raul Grijalva, and demonstrate their patriotism, are encouraged to rally between 4:30 and 6pm at the intersection of Speedway and Park Ave (there is a parking garage on the corner) at that time. Bring your flags, signs, T-Party shirts, and energy, and we will supply the water.

Let’s show our fellow Tucsonan’s Monday afternoon, as they return to their homes after a hard day’s work to support a growing number of massive federal programs, that there is a reason to hope for a change.We will be at both locations to support you. We will have T-shirts and bumper stickers available for sale.

Look forward to seeing you there. Please share this message with other like minded individuals and urge them to drop by and demonstrate with us.

Note to the individuals who replied to our prior email: Thanks for committing to participate at one of the rallies. We initially replied to over 110 emails and may have inadvertently sent you more than one response. We apologize.

FYI: Members of your Tuson Tea Party were present and spoke at Friday's Rio Nuevo board meeting. The "reconstituted" board is scrambling to do "damage control" and move past their prior long history of fiscal malfeasance. It was obvious to us that this is not a unified board, with some members working at cross purposes to others. It appears that TIF revenue is up, relative to debt service. We see a board that is anxious to start spending again. Your Tucson Tea Party made it clear to the board that we, and others, will be watching their every move and communicating to you, our supporters, their actions. Thank you to Tucson Tea Party members that attended this meeting.

Final note: Trent Humphries, a man we all know and respect, appeared on Arizona Illustrated’s: Political Roundtable at 6:30pm this last Friday 06/29/12 on KUAT.  Given the laid back format of that show, Trent jackhammered Jeff " It's really not a tax" Rodgers. Jim Nitzel had his hands full. Trent dished it out hard. Watch for yourself.  https://originals.azpm.org/azill/

Let's be careful out there. - Sgt. Phil Esterhaus, Hill Street Blues