Message from Rob McKenna-Tax Day Rally

Can you believe it? “We don’t care what happened in the last election.”

That’s right, it’s less than six months since the historic 2010 election, and already the far-left protestors screaming for media attention are pretending it didn’t happen.

In fact, one hard-core tax-and-spend advocate summed up their position succinctly at last week’s protests in Olympia: “We don’t care what happened in the last election.”

Don’t you think that the message voters sent last year was clear enough?

Last fall, voters in our state resoundingly rejected a state income tax and repealed new taxes on candy, bottled water and other items. At the same time they passed, yet again, a 2/3 majority rule for passing tax increases, a measure that majority Democrats have repeatedly ignored and repealed.

No, that message should be clear enough, even for a screaming protester.

Washington voters rejected tax hikes on struggling families and told the Olympia crowd – Make do with the taxes you already take!

It’s not that far-left extremists, some of whom were arrested storming the governor’s office in the capitol last week, didn’t hear that message. They just don’t like it and think your elected officials should ignore it.

And that’s why the mob was cheering when they heard “We don’t care what happened in the last election.”

Now that’s a pretty galling statement. The far-left position is that everything the voters said last year should be ignored, and they made their voices loud and clear in Olympia last week. They received the media attention they wanted.

Unfortunately, average taxpayers don’t necessarily have the time to drive down to Olympia and encourage legislators to hold the line on taxes. They have families to raise, jobs to do and businesses to keep afloat.

So, I do want you to know about one opportunity, perhaps a little closer to your home, where you can make your voice heard. Tomorrow, April 15, I’ll be speaking at Bellevue City Hall to the Tax Day Rally 2011 at 11:00 a.m. It will be a great event where we celebrate our state and stand up for the majority of people who DO care what happened in the last election.

I hope to see you there.

All the best,

Rob McKenna


Old Fashioned Independence Day in America on Mercer Island

Independence Day celebrations and tea party events going on today.  I took my 12 year old son to the one at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island and sponsored by the Conservative Enthusiasts .  Great time, and my son even got into it as our photographer!

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We had  many great speakers, and some great music,  under perfect sunny skies.  The amphitheater faces grassy hillsides with several trees providing shade and made for a very comfortable and relaxing venue for watching the events of the day.  The “Old Fashioned  4th of July” reminded us of the true nature of our country, and our duty to preserve and protect our freedoms and liberty,  on the day that honors the birth of the greatest nation on earth, America.  A bald eagle, symbol of America,  actually appeared out of nowhere and soared low across the crowd an hour into the events, how appropriate his brief appearance was!

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Steve Beren introduced Keli Carunder or Liberty Belle as we all know her, as the very first person to get together some people and protest the outrageous spending going on under this administration and went on to elaborate on how Keli epitomizes what an activist can be and has been an exemplary example for us. Keli is definitely a person with the courage of her convictions- and is a leader.  I hope to see her take the steps necessary to run for office herself one day.

I was finally able to meet some of the folks I have been communicating with over these past few months and received some great complements about this blog.  This was good to hear as this blog is here to help.

Some of the highlights included fantastic speeches by Keli Carender, Cheryl Haskins, Luke Esser, and Col Pham.

One common thread was this- if you don’t appreciate it,  if you don’t stand on principles, and if you do not fight for your freedom someone will take it away. This Obama administration and his liberal followers are trying their best to do just that!

The music and tributes to our fallen warriors and veterans were special, especially when Sarge Lawrence had the vets come down out of the crowd and sang “I praise the Vet” and “Thanks to Them“.

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There were more great songs and music from Voices of Freedom and Garret Lloyd King

We also heard from conservative candidates like David Castillo and Steve Beren.

I thought about the administrations efforts to paint a picture of all these great decent folks as potential domestic terrorists, I thought just how opposite that is from the truth, these are people that truly love our country and would never apologize for being a part of it!

I had to leave a bit early so I can’t report on the last part of the event,  but I can say I look forward to the next one!

Keli aka Liberty Belle distributed flier’s announcing the call for a simultaneous nationwide protest against the plan to nationalize Health Care to be held @ 9 am on July 17th outside all Senate and Representatives offices.

I added the upcoming event on Tea Party Nation events .

Remember Atlanta!

New tea party rally cry! Remember Atlanta!

All upcoming Independence day ralliers should also brings signs that show solidarity for the Tea Party cancelled

at the last minute for very suspicious reasons by very liberal property owners!

Story at American Thinker

and FaultlineUSA

OLYMPIA TEA PARTY ! Bob Basso will perform!

June 21, 2009



Ken Morse, Olympia Tea Party Organizer


Keli Carender, Seattle Sons & Daughters of Liberty

(206) 370-9842

Washington Tea Party Movement

Tea Party Patriots


These are just a few of the things said about this provocative personality:

“This guy ought to run for President!”

“Just another old motherf***er white racist who doesn’t understand we’re all global now, man”

“I don’t agree with everything he says, but at least he has the guts to say what the majority of Americans are afraid to say in public.”

OLYMPIA, WA – YouTube sensation, actor, author, and historian Bob Basso will perform as the legendary colonial patriot, Thomas Paine, author of the 1776 pamphlet Common Sense, at the State Capitol Tea Party Picnic on June 27 at Heritage Park in Olympia. Basso’s reprise of an award-winning performance has been seen more than a Eight-Million + YouTube hits in the riveting video series “Thomas Paine and the Second American Revolution.”

More than 6,000 people are expected to bring picnics, flags, costumes, and signs of all kinds to Heritage Park at Capitol Lake for an exciting afternoon of inspirational speakers, singers and the opportunity to meet other Washington citizens dedicated to restoring our nation’s founding principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets.  Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and participants will have the opportunity to “re-sign” the US Constitution.

Basso believes, as did his historical alter ego, that an aroused citizenry rising above politics and demanding a restoration of common sense can’t be stopped. He pounds that theme home relentlessly. “Pressure, pressure, pressure your non-representing representatives to obey the will of the majority or be thrown out on their hind quarters,” he says.

The Olympia Tea Party Picnic is being held in conjunction with other Tea Parties scheduled across the country the week of June 28 – July 4. Tea Parties are sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots, the grassroots organization formed after the first Tea Parties were held in 27 cities across the nation on February 27, 2009 in protest of the sub-prime mortgage disaster, the TARP bank fiasco as well as financial and insurance industry bailouts and the highly controversial $786 billion “stimulus” package.

“Declaring Our Health Care Independence” is the theme of Fourth of July celebrations across the country. “Keeping our right to make our health care decisions without government interference and fighting the imposition of a government-mandated, -run, and -administered health care system is our immediate goal,” says Olympia organizer Ken Morse. “We’re also fighting the passage of the massive “Cap-n-Trade” bill driven by the unproven and controversial global warming theory. If passed, this legislation will impose an energy tax on every aspect American life and endanger any potential financial recovery.”

Other speakers begin at 11:00 AM and include:

  • Floyd G. Brown, an American author, speaker and media commentator. He is president of Excellentia Inc, a consulting company specializing in non-profit organizational strategy, development and marketing. Brown has also worked as a political consultant and conducted opposition research for political campaigns. Brown says “I have a sense of what connects with people like me. We’re not culturally Republicans. We’re not libertarians. We’re not neo-conservatives or former liberals. These are people who couldn’t care less about politics, want to be left alone by government, but if their country calls for them to fight abroad, will. You win elections by cultivating people like me.”
  • Tim Eyman, sponsor of Initiative 1033, a bill to reduce property taxes by limiting the growth of certain state, county and city revenue to annual inflation and population growth (not including voter-approved revenue increases). Revenue collected above the limit would reduce property tax levies. Mr. Eyman is well-known throughout Washington for his fight to lower state taxes and fees on Washington citizens.
  • Alex Glasenapp, Citizens for HJM 4009, a group of citizens taking action with a mission to promote public support and awareness of House Joint Memorial 4009, a bill acknowledging and endorsing the 10th amendment rights of the United States Constitution for the citizens of the great State of Washington. Allen resides in Monroe and is an associate broker in real estate and also co-owner/agent of a family owned and operated independent insurance agency.
  • Sharon Hanek, “Making Your Tea Party Voice Stronger!” Sharon Hanek is a business owner, wife, and mother involved in politics as a private citizen. Over the past six years she has spent many hours in Olympia during legislative session testifying on bills and discussing issues with legislators from both sides of the aisle.  She also travels around the state working with grassroots activists to become more effective in getting their voices heard.
  • Carl Pike on hosting a Tea Party Barbeque; Alex Rion on auditing the Federal Reserve; and activists Ken Morse, Jane Milhans, Keli Carender, & Dan Rehling on networking and moving forward with other Tea Party issues.

The public is welcome to attend this free event at Heritage Park, which is located at 330 Fifth Ave SW in Olympia. Festivities are set to begin at 10:00 am, with live entertainment at approximately 10:30 am. “Thomas Paine” is scheduled to perform at approximately 1 pm. The Tea Party will conclude at 4 pm.

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Dallas Tea Party billed as~”America’s Tea Party”

Obama and his minions have a problem!

Seems they forgot America is filled with good old fashioned freedom loving patriotic souls called Americans!

Across the land this Fourth of July our Independence celebrations are going to mean a little more than in years past.

Our heritage and our traditions and even our very freedom have come under a relentless attack by an elitist crowd of leftists intent on transforming America into a drab and dreary society with no hope of getting out from under their controlling thumbs!

Seems like they forgot freedom loving people do not shrink or fall at their feet just because they demand it!  We are Americans  after all, born of revolution and fierce defenders of freedom and liberty with a very long history of fighting to preserve it!

This Independence Day is going to be special all over the country!

Dallas has a grand extravaganza planned for their event billed as America’s Tea Party

to be held on the world-famous  Southfork Ranch of Dallas fame.

Nationally-known speakers – World-famous musicians – Fantastic fireworks extravaganza – Food, fun and more!Tens of thousands of citizens from Texas and around the region are expected to turn out on July 4, 2009 for America’s Tea Party, a FREE rally and fireworks show to be held at the famous Southfork Ranch near Dallas, TX. Southfork is internationally known as the film location for the legendary “Dallas” television series.

Meanwhile Nashville is not to be out done, with it’s own all-star lineups of speakers entertainers, and more in the July 2,2009 Nashville Patriotic Revival Rally

sponsored and organized by Tea Party Nation members

Come kick off your July 4th weekend with a family friendly event in Downtown Nashville! We will have a pre-Tea Party mixer/meet and greet from 4 – 6 with music, information booths and more. At 6 the Tea Party begins with Blue Collar Muse Ken Marrerro hosting, Ralph Bristol of Talk 99.7, Laurie Cardozo Moore from Proclaiming Justice to the Nations and our Special Keynote Speaker, the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson of Rev. Peterson will speak to us about the dangers of Socialism in America. You won’t want to miss this, so mark your calendars! This event is going to be BIG!!!!!

Of course in our own area there are dozens of events listed and you can use the new coalition of organizations for Washington State WA Tea Party Movement to find one you wish to attend.

All across the land the “second wave” has begun, the “surge” if you will.

The Independence Day surge and beyond

We are organized now, we have numbers, we have economic power, and we are coming on strong!

The “statists” are unprepared for the backlash they have caused.  Like the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in WWII caused Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto to utter the words “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant”, so too will these socialist liberal Democrats who have run amok with their excessive power find  out they have also awakened the heart and soul of America!

Seattle Action Network Events update

Liberty Belle has updated the upcoming events with the email update below-

In case you do not get the email I posted it below-

To sign up visit her blog (link below) and look for –

The Seattle Sons & Daughters of Liberty:
A Seattle Action Network

Upcoming Events* June 27th: Olympia Tea Party Picnic at Heritage Park
Bring your family, friends, and a picnic to show your resistance to tax-and-spend policies at Heritage Park in Olympia, WA, just steps from the Capitol. Speakers, games and music are on the agenda. This venue holds 20,000 people, imagine our impact if we fill it.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: 330 5th Ave. SW, Olympia, WA
Look for an email about t-shirts in the next couple of days!!!

July 4th: Independence Day Tea Parties
There is no better way to honor and celebrate our freedoms than to attend a Tea Party on this, our Day of Independence. Please make an effort to attend one of the tea parties scheduled for this day. The list is below, but for details of each event you will need to visit the official Washington State Tea Party Website at or click on the links below.
North Seattle/Everett
Seattle/Bellevue/Mercer Island
Monroe (July 3rd)
Prosser (July 3rd)

July 17th: Mini Health Care Rallies
On Jul 17, Tea Party Patriots across the nation will rise up and gather for one hour in front of the US Senate and House offices in their districts to protest government-run health care. These Mini-Tea Parties will begin at 9:00 a.m. (PST). There will be no speakers or formal program. This will simply be patriotic citizens showing up at the offices of their elected representatives and saying NO to their destructive plans with signs and peaceful protest. Holding simultaneous events across the country will maximize the impact and the media coverage. More details to come, but start thinking about this now!

Useful Websites: (National site) (State site)

In this email:
June 27th Tea Party
July 4th Tea Parties
July 17th Mini Rallies
Useful Websites
Contact Information

AFP-“Hot Air Tour” plus Pelosi issues ultimatum!

Many of our friends from Tea Party Nation were able to attend this rally in Nashville!

The AFP Hot Air Tour is “Exposing the ballooning Costs of Global Warming Hysteria”

Here is an excerpt from the Americans for Prosperity blog-

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009

Nationally syndicated talk show host, Phil Valentine, joined us in Nashville along with a superb speaker from our friends at the Tennessee Center for Policy Research at the second event of our second leg of the “Hot Air Tour”.

Most important however, were the over 240 grassroots activists who poured onto the Tennessee fairgrounds on a hot June morning to send their Senators a message — vote NO on the job killing, energy tax increasing Cap and Trade legislation.

One gentleman from TeaPartyNation carried a huge sign around our rally that said it all, “Cap and Trade is just another name for a huge new Tax”. Another lady brought her six children to our event because she wants to “get them started early!” And, one of my heroes — Ben Cunningham — from the Tennessee Tax Revolt was there. It means a lot to have his wonderful organization’s support.

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Also on AFP–

Pelosi issues Cap and Trade ultimatum