Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Little Gathering of Friends

Check out the coverage of  Tucson Tea Party's February 25th "street meeting" at ttpdaily.com

Thanks Mike!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Anyone Up For A Protest?

There's a lot going on, and I think now is a good time to remind a few people that the Tea Party era of truth, responsibility, and accountability is not going to go away. Yesterday at the inaugural meeting of the Tucson chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America (nothing says grassroots like an organization founded by politicians,) National Advisory board Raul Grijalva spoke to the gathering.

"Insisting that a majority of Americans support progressive values, Grijalva predicted the new crop of conservatives will overreach. "The euphoria of the tea party is short-lived," he said to applause."

It appears that Mr. Grijalva needs a reminder of what the majority of Americans support and voted for in 2010.

In response, I propose that we convene a meeting in order to relay a "civil" response to Mr. Grijalva's foolishness and provide a counter response to some of the other issues embarrassing good Tucsonans.

In a further show of goodwill and civility, we propose that we hold our gathering at the corner of Speedway and Tucson Blvd. That way Grijalva's paid supporters can just walk over from the SEIU building rather than having to fire up the big gas-guzzling buses in order to counter-protest (gas is expensive nowadays. . .)

Event: Inaugural meeting of the Tucson Tea Party Institute for Truthful, Open, Civil but Firm Discourse wherein we promise to be kind and loving to all creatures; Oh, and pick up our trash afterwards....

Time: This Friday, February 25th from 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Place: the corner of Speedway and Tucson
Blvd

Himmel Park is nearby, so there should be ample parking in that area.  Be sure not to tie up business parking.

The inaugural meeting of the Tucson chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America had about 300, which I believe we can eclipse on three days notice.  Because we also want to demonstrate to Mr. Grijalva that real grassroots organizations don't preprint their signs, we want to be sure that we publicize any sign making parties that anyone wants to hold.  Let us know, and we will share the information.  We would ask, however, that you don't publicize such meetings at your home residence because in the new age of "civility," protesting at peoples homes is acceptable for Progressives.

We also want to stress that this event is open to all organizations that have an interest in balancing the political exploitation that we are bombarded with daily here in Tucson.  We will get the ball in motion, anyone interested is encouraged to join us.

We want everyone to show up, be smart, and continue to demonstrate the grace and power that has characterized all of your actions for the past two years.  Mr. Grijalva opened the door.  Let's demonstrate just how many people were knocking. . .

Monday, February 21, 2011

Announcing TTP University!

A few reminders and alerts for everyone to see.

Saturday March 12th Common Sense Strategies for a Safer Tea Party 

Jeff Prather from Warrior School has agreed to teach a class for members of TTP. He brings years of experience and first hand training to this seminar. He will teach personal strategies such as everyday situational awareness and go over tips and strategies to help each one of us contribute to making sure that our large events continue to be fun, informational, and safe.

Date: Saturday March 12th, 2011
Location: Sheraton 5151 E Grant Rd
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

If you wish to attend this event you must RSVP  due to space constraints.

Please send an email to ralph@tucsonteaparty.org with the names of those attending. We will confirm the receipt of your email and then you are set to attend.

Should you need to cancel, please alert us as there may be others wishing to attend.

April 29th Tucson Tea Party University 


We are pleased to announce Dr. Larry Schweikart as one of Tucson Tea Party's featured speakers on April 30th at the Demeester Outdoor Performance Center. In addition, Dr. Schweikart has agreed to hold a seminar for Tucson Tea Party members in the evening on April 29th.

Dr. Schweikart is a professor at Dayton Univeristy and the author of dozens of books. His most recent book a Patriot's History is a New York Times bestseller. He has appeared on the Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck shows and taught Glen Beck University courses.

Dr. Schweikart will talk about "American exceptionalism" and also about the bias of textbooks as discussed in his book, 48 Liberal Lies. He will also talk about his book Seven Events That Made America America and the creation of the party system and the role rock music had in bringing down the Iron Curtain.

This is going to be awesome!

Event Details

Date: April 29th, 2011
Time: 6 until 7 p.m, Doors open at 5:30
Location: Radisson Suites 6555 East Speedway Blvd. (map)
Book Signing: 5:30 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 7:30 p.m.

* There will be books on sale, so please bring cash or check to purchase them.

Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased through paypal at tucsonteaparty.org

TTP Community
We have two online resources for TTP news and updates and want to make sure everyone is aware of them. Please check frequently on tucsonteaparty.org as we try very hard to list all of our events and group updates.

In addition, we would like to make sure that TTP members have a forum and community in which to exchange ideas and in order to meet this goal  we have created a blog  ttpdaily.com.

Make sure to sign up on the blog to receive updates as new stories are posted.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Upcoming Events

Now onto saving our country from out of control government spending.......

Here are upcoming TTP events. We have a lot of them, please make sure you read through this entire post.

Feb 19th- As promised we will repeat our volunteer meeting, but do it on the east side of town this time.
Location: Kirk Bear Canyon Library 8959 East Tanque Verde Road
Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30

TTP needs your help so please consider coming out to this event.

Feb 21st- Fundraiser Dinner

If you are able please consider joining TTP at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant located at 7265 North La Cholla Boulevard. Have a great meal, talk with other tea party members and take part in a silent auction.
Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

*We would gladly accept any silent auction items you are able to donate. To donate please contact laury@tucsonteaparty.org

Tickets can be purchased here at tucsonteaparty.org. Simply click on the Feb. 21st Fundraiser Dinner page above.

There are only 40 of them so if you want to attend, don't delay getting your tickets!

March 12th- Common Sense Strategies for a Safer Tea Party

Jeff Prather from Warrior School has agreed to teach this class. He brings years of experience and first hand training to this seminar. He will teach personal strategies such as everyday situational awareness and go over tips and strategies to help each one of us contribute in making sure that our large events continue to be fun, informational, and safe.

Location: Sheraton 5151 E Grant Rd
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

If you wish to attend this event you must RSVP due to space constraints. Please send an email to ralph@tucsonteaparty.org with the names of those attending. We will confirm the receipt of your email and then you are set to attend. Should you need to cancel, please alert us as there may be others wishing to attend.

We are also really close to being able to release the information about our upcoming event in April. There are more events coming up that haven't been calendared as well.

New Blog! Finally, we are pleased to announce our new blog: http://ttpdaily.com

We are adding new writers and hope to be able to keep it updated with new stories and posts as the legislative sessions continue and the local election cycle gets started..

TTP Daily

We have had many people comment that this site does not do enough to provide daily, up-to-date information.  With our new influx of volunteers, we are going to change that.  Introducing the TTP Daily Blog

http://ttpdaily.com

Thank you to Mike Shaw for setting this up.  We will be adding more features and writers coming up and hope to give everyone a place to check and comment on daily.

Drop by when you get a chance.