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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Over the River & Through the Woods to the State House We Go!

Cleveland Tea Party Patriots

For Immediate Release

June 27, 2009

Contact: Cleveland Tea Party Patriots


Statewide Tea Party Patriot Action Alert

Saddle Up Tea Party Patriots we are taking a road trip! That's right - we are taking it to our legislators and going to Columbus to sit in on the House vote of HB 1 freshly out of conference committee.

After having only 2 last-minute public conference committee meetings, (the last one being tomorrow) and MANY private meetings to work out over 960 differences in the House & Senate version of HB 1 -- the House & Senate are preparing to vote on our budget.

This includes the latest gambling proposal by Gov. Strickland & an extensive lobbying effort to increase funding with money our state does not have!

We smell another Crap & Trade type passing of a bill!

Not only will we try to sit in on the vote, we will demand that the bill in its' entirety be read aloud. While we wait, we will go to the office of each member of the House & Senate asking if they read the whole bill and any amendments from the conference committee.

We will let every member of the House & Senate know that, if there are ANY earmarks in the bill, we demand that they vote NO!

  • Place: State House
  • Date: Monday June 29, 2009
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Directions: South on I-71 until you smell the stench! (Or click here) There is public parking under the State House and many public lots in the immediate area.
We apologize for the short notice and inconvenience - but this is the way "they" operate. We need your support in taking this fight too them! We hope to see you there!

A non-partisan grass roots movement

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Freedom Fest Press Release

Cleveland Tea Party Patriots

For Immediate Release
June 26, 2009
Contact: Cleveland Tea Party Patriots

Turn Up The Heat!!
Celebrate our Independence
Protect our Freedoms

Today Americans were scammed by the House of Representatives, and despite the fact that we shut down the phones of virtually every Representative in the nation, they ignored us and voted for another bill which they haven't even read. HR 2454 The American Clean Energy & Security Act (Previously named CAP & TRADE) passed today.
The House added 300 pages this morning, none of them read it, and they still voted for it. It is more and more evident that we must be ever vigilant in working to protect our freedoms.
Please join us for Cleveland’s first ever “Freedom Fest” on July 3rd, from 4-7pm at the Free Stamp at Willard Park. Below are a few of the speakers who will join us at Freedom Fest 09, to share with us their knowledge and help us in this fight.

Tom Ganley: President of the Ganley Auto Group. Mr. Ganley has been a greater Cleveland auto dealer since 1979.

Colleen Holmes: Executive director for Eagle Forum, a conservative grassroots organization founded by Phyllis Schlafly.

Steve Salvi: Founder of Ohio Jobs and Justice PAC. Steve’s website, OJJPAC.org is a national resource for information about illegal immigration.

Tim “Doc” Anderson: Paladin Knights member and activist for homeless veterans.
Ilonna Trommler: Small business owner and legal immigrant from communist Hungary. Ilonna will speak about her fight for freedom in the USA.
Please visit www.Clevelandteaparty.com for complete bios, and to RSVP for this event.

Cleveland Tea Party Patriots
A non-partisan grass roots movement

Friday, June 26, 2009


Here's a great way to prepare for Independence Day weekend. Kicking off the celebrations of our Freedom are the Tea Party Patriots from the American Heritage Club...

From the American Heritage Club
Rally For America June 26th

Join us as we hold a Tea Party in Downtown Willoughby on Friday Evening June 26th. It starts at 6PM. Bring your signs, flags and be prepared to Rally for Our Constitution, Rally for Freedom and Rally for America. The event will be hosted by former State Rep Candidate and host of "The Breakdown w/Mike & Josh Radio Program", Mike Gutierrez. Guest Speakers include Cleveland Tea Party Co-Organizer, Ralph King and Willoughby Hills Councilman and former Lake County Commissioner Candidate Ray Somich.

The atmosphere of this event being held in the heart of Downtown Willoughby will have a feel like no other Tea Party. Come support the American Heritage Club and the Tea Party Patriots at this Rally For America!

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Rug is Pulled Out From Under the Atlanta Tea Party

The Atlanta Tea Party organizers had all the t's crossed and the i's dotted for their Independence Day tea party. That is, until a bully with a big pencil eraser showed up. On Thursday, with just two weeks left before July 4th, they learned that the owner of the property where they were planning their protest had revoked his permission.

The planned site of the tea party, the parking lot of an old Macy's building, is adjacent to Gwinnet Place Mall, owned by Simon Properties (http://www.simon.com/). Simon Properties pressured the owner of the Macy's building to disallow the Atlanta Tea Party from holding their protest in the parking lot. Although Simon Properties does not own the parking lot, they were able to assert authority on the matter due to recipricol property easement agreements.

Fellow Tea Party Patriots have done a little research and discovered that Simon Properties has made financial contributions to several Democrat members of Congress, as well as the Democratic National Committee. This probably comes as no surprise.

In case you are interested (and I know you are) Simon Properties has several holdings in the Cleveland area:
  • Summit Mall in Akron
  • Southern Park Mall in Youngstown
  • Aurora Farms Premium Outlets
  • Richmond Town Square
  • Great Lakes Plaza
  • Great Lakes Mall
You and I, my fellow Tea Party Patriot, are in an uphill battle. It appears we are opposed by large companies with deep pockets and even deeper ignorance. Ignorance of what they are doing to their own futures by supporting the march to socialism. Wealth and ignorance is a combination that is very difficult to fight, but fight we must. We can win this battle if we remember a simple fact: corporate decisions are not made by corporations, but by people. Ignorant and stubborn people, perhaps, but people none the less. Maybe your neighbor is one of these corporate decision makers. Maybe your influence can be the beginning of a change; a small change, but all we need is many many small changes.

We also need to let the store owners who lease space from Simon Properties know just what their landlord is doing to them. (Store owners are people, too, don't forget.) It would be hard to calculate the revenue the merchants in Atlanta's Gwinnet Place Mall will lose because their landlord decreed there will be no large crowd of people there on July 4th. They need to know that their landlord is working to create an economic circumstance that will make it increasingly difficult for them to survive, much less thrive and grow. Maybe the city leaders in Aurora need to know that the owner of their sparkling jewel, Aurora Farms, is working hard to hasten the day that business goes out of business. We need to tell them this.

The official press release is at the Atlanta Tea Party website (http://www.atlantateaparty.net/).

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Our First Tea Party Patriot Target!

Fellow Tea Party Patriots,

We want to thank you for contacting our elected officials regarding the proposed budget for the State of Ohio. I felt it was very important to share this with you...

In my calls to our State Senators, there is one in particular that needs a Tea Party Patriot target on his back. That would be Senator Mark Wagoner.

In my calls to his office (5 calls) regarding his role on the Senate Finance Committee and the Conference Committee for the State Budget, Senator Wagoner's office refused to take my calls because I did not live in his district. I was rudely told to contact my own Senator if I had any problems. Even after identifying myself as a Tea Party Patriot and that I was calling specifically about his role in working on the budget - I was again told to contact my own Senator.

With this, we are now directing all Tea Party Patriots to call Senator Wagoner's office and inquire about the budget, inform him we want no earmarks added into budget and most importantly -we want Senator Wagoner's office flooded with phone calls! Senator Wagoner needs to be taught that as an elected official, he WILL address the concerns of all OH residents.

Senator Wagoner is the perfect example of the type of elected official we can no longer stand for.

Here is the contact information for Senator Wagoner;

Senator Mark Wagoner
Senate Building
Room #129, First Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/466-8060
Email: SD02@senate.state.oh.us

Let's show the Senator who he represents!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Calling All Ohio Tea Party Patriots: Keep the Budget Earmark Free!

Cleveland Tea Party Patriots

For Immediate Release

June 9, 2009

Contact: Cleveland Tea Party Patriots

Tea Party Patriots - Keep Up the Good Work!
Demand NO Earmarks be included in Ohio Budget

It is now time for the dirty work on crafting Ohio's 2yr Budget. Our state legislators will convene in conference committees to "work out" differences between the OH House & OH Senate versions of our proposed budget.

Our calls, letters and emails to the Senate Finance Committe worked! The current Senate version of the budget contains cuts across the board and most importantly contains -- NO EARMARKS!

Our work is not done! The Conference Committee is where the lobbyists will try pressuring our state legislators into putting earmarks back into the budget. It is only by the Silent Majority, being Silent No More -- that we can stop this!

We, the Tea Party Patriots, must continue the fight!

We are asking that you, as a Tea Party Patriot, contact Senate President Bill Harris & House Speaker Armond Budish by letter, phone call, fax or email and demand that any budget proposal coming out of the Conference Committee also contain NO EARMARKS! Anything less is unacceptable!

Please find below the contact information for Senate President Bill Harris and Ohio House Speaker Armond Budish.

Senate President Bill Harris

Room #201, Second Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: 614/466-8086
Email: SD19@senate.state.oh.us

Speaker Armond Budish
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6111
Phone: (614) 466-5441
Fax: (614) 719-0008
Email: district08@ohr.state.oh.us

Our future depends on what we do!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

FBI & the Tea Party Patriots

From our email --

FBI Keeps Tabs on TEA Parties

Thursday, May 21, 2009 2:25 PM

By: James H. Walsh

"The 'TEA Party' movement is an unhealthy mutation from public dissatisfaction with the Obama administration’s economic policies."
— David Axelrod, Senior White House Adviser, April 2009

Since when is free speech, as personified by the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party grass-roots citizens movement, “unhealthy”? Since the leftward tilt of federal agencies accelerated during the first 100 days of the Barack Obama presidency.

Consider, for instance, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which has moved far to the left on the political spectrum in record time under Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Consider also the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The once fabled and incorruptible FBI is showing signs of becoming a mere “yes man” for the Obama administration.

Evidence for the yes-man charge is found in a recent report by the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Assessment (I&A), entitled, "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." The report names law-abiding U.S. citizens, who choose not to support the liberal agenda of the Obama administration, as prime subjects for FBI surveillance.

This Obama enemies list is a lengthy one, encompassing all “single-issue” advocates, including those who are pro-life, those who are gun owners, those who oppose illegal immigration, those who oppose “same -sex marriages” (such as Miss California), those who support third-party candidates, those who criticize free trade agreements, and, believe it or not, those military returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and those veterans still around.

A citizen-taxpayer who falls into several of these categories is even more likely to be targeted. The FBI appears to be following, in lockstep, the DHS agenda, in complete disregard for the constitutional rights of the citizenry. Lest the DHS, A&I, DOJ, and FBI forget, the U.S. Constitution protects the right to bear arms, the right to peaceful assembly, and free speech.

A similar DHS report, also prepared by the I&A, was withdrawn within hours of its release. Dated March 26, 2009, and entitled, “Domestic Extremism Lexicon,” it was a dictionary of political incorrectness. Its senior author was transferred to the DHS Office of the Director of National Intelligence, perhaps to prepare more and more anti-citizen reports.

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III has chosen to stand with those who would denigrate U.S. citizens by failing to denounce the DHS "Rightwing Extremism" report. Instead he actively supports the goals of this controversial DHS report as well as those of the withdrawn DHS "Lexicon." The question arises, Who is left on the left to watch those foreign nationals who have sworn to destroy the United States?

No congressional investigation is underway regarding the origins of the DHS report or the withdrawn DHS "Lexicon." Apparently the DHS guidelines for these reports were White House approved. The worst aspect of this sad state of affairs is that the FBI historically has been a strong, disciplined, and effective bureau that lived up to its motto of “Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.” For a century, countless books, articles, news accounts, movies, radio, and television shows have documented the Bureau as one of the world’s leading investigatory agencies. Now in 100 days, its proud history of crime fighting, spy-catching, civil-rights protecting, and domestic intelligence-gathering has been downgraded to political pandering and bureaucratic one-upmanship.

Extremists on the far left and on the far right have long found fault with the FBI for alleged privacy intrusions, especially when agents investigated wrong-doing by groups such as the U.S. Communist Party and the Ku Klux Klan. Ask any federal prosecutor, FBI agents were renowned for the quality of their background work in obtaining criminal convictions. But covering taxpayer protests? Come on.

The DHS "Rightwing Extremism" report admits that the I&A has no specific information that domestic rightwing terrorists (a term used in the report despite Napolitano’s new-think definition of terrorism as “man-caused disasters”) currently plan acts of violence. The report only suggests that “the election of the first African-American president presents unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.”

Armed with this baseless and biased assessment, the FBI under Mueller swung into action to place the Tax Day TEA Parties of April 15, 2009, under federal surveillance.

Mueller alerted FBI field offices throughout the United States to verify the date, time, location, and organizers of each TEA Party within their jurisdiction and to supply that information to seat of government, that is, FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. This request was issued two weeks before the DHS report was leaked to the California talk show.

Subsequently on April 6, 2009, FBI Headquarters advised its field offices to conduct cover surveillance and data collection of the protestors attending each TEA Party. The director’s advisory suggested that the surveillances were to be discreet and outside the purview of local law enforcement.

At the same time, the official FBI Web site carried the National Terror Suspect Watchlist, including the Most Wanted Terrorists, 24 of whom are foreign nationals, ranging from Osama bin Laden through Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed Al-Nasser. Each person on the Most Wanted List is under indictment by federal grand juries in the United States. Not one of them was a right-wing extremist, and not one of them would waste their time attending a TEA Party.

The FBI Web site also posts the Ten Most Wanted Domestic Terrorists, again all of them under indictment by federal grand juries. At the top of the list is Ronald Stanley Bridgeforth, a member of the Black Liberation Army (BLA) wanted for killing a police officer and may be traveling in Africa. The other Top Ten include two more BLA members, several Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and Earth Liberation Front (ELF) members, a member of the May 19th Communist Organization, and several other domestic terrorists, among them Puerto Rican nationalists. All of them are to be considered armed and dangerous.

Note that the Ten Most Wanted domestic terrorists all lean left of center, with not a rightwing terrorist or TEA Party taxpayer among them.

The FBI, by carrying out the DHS directives regarding surveillance of each TEA Party held in March and April, 2009, diverted valuable resources, and more will be needed to cover each TEA Party being planned for the Fourth of July. The FBI owes U.S. taxpayers a detailed accounting of the human resources and monetary expenses required by TEA Party surveillances. President Obama has pledged transparency.

It is time to reassign FBI resources from TEA Party surveillances to updating the National Terror Suspect Watchlist. Mueller and his agency continue, however, to show signs of political correctness. Has the Obama administration so intimidated federal career officials that agencies, such as the FBI, have lost all sense of direction?

Federal resources needed to combat Islamist terrorists are being wasted spying on law-obeying, taxpaying citizens. Enemy list surveillances are the building stones of a dictatorship. U.S. citizens, awake! Do not let future historians say that this all happened while we slept.

James H. Walsh is a former federal prosecutor and former Associate General Counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice.