Friday Night at Gabrielle Giffords’ Office

Here’s something you don’t usually see: hundreds of protesters gathered on a Friday night, in the rain for a political protest of a sitting congressman. OK, the rain actually broke long enough for the protesters to make their point (3 hours). I’m estimating that there were about 500-600 protesters over the course of the event.

Yet, no sign of Gabrielle Giffords whose office was the venue for the event. Lots of true patriots in attendance as well as several former elected officials, current elected officials and candidates in waiting.

I have to hand it to the Tucson Tea Party folks, they sure know how to throw a protest complete with T-shirts and excited and angry citizens.

Here is one of the interviews I shot of a young lady who was well spoken, not paid to be there and not a member of any union.

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Ms. Sinema’s Kindergarten Class

In an earlier post, I informed you that Democrats were taking a play from the town halls that I’ve had a part in organizing around the state for Americans for Prosperity. One of those plays was a forum conducted in Marana’s Dove Mountain area by Obama’s hand-picked shill in the Arizona Legislature, Kyrsten Sinema.

My good friend from Gila Courier was there and covered the story with a short video and photos. According to GC, it was a two-hour yawner. Please be sure to check out GC’s coverage here. Watch this video and tell me if you feel like you’re back in Ms. Sinema’s kindergarten class.

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Hold The Line Pamela!

And yet another ad comes out beating up on Senator Pamela Gorman over her steadfast refusal to raise taxes on the voters of Arizona.

This one was put out by the Arizona Manufacturers Council who represents not the voters but, manufacturers.

I’m getting a little angry at those special interests who seem to think all they need to do is push Pamela Gorman around because she’s a woman. Why the hell not target Senator Ron Gould?

This especially irritates me because I represent the TAXPAYERS of Arizona. You know, the ones who have to pay for all this mess during the current recession.

These guys need to learn fast that they’re barking up the wrong tree. When all is said and done and we are a year down the road, the true heroes of this budget crisis which will turn into a budget collapse, will be those who voted against it.

Arizona Education Association Obstructionists Pushing for Veto

Here’s an email that came across my inbox although I am not a teacher in the public schools. This is being sent to teachers across the state probably using our tax dollars:

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From: DK
To: PL
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:55 PM
Subject: Flawed Budget Sent to Governor Brewer – Call for a Veto!

Flawed Budget Sent to Governor Brewer – Call for a Veto!

a.. Listen to the Radio Ad Outside Maricopa County – Inside Maricopa County
b.. Contact the Governor
c.. Make a Car Sign and Post It

Senate President Bob Burns (R-Peoria) and House Speaker Kirk Adams (R-Mesa) transmitted a partisan budget package to the governor today. Your participation is needed to stop this budget package that will cut nearly $500 million in education funding, strip basic rights of teachers, provide a $250 million tax cut to corporations, and leave our state with a budget deficit in 2011 of over $2.5 billion dollars. Click here for a summary of this flawed budget package.

You Can Help!

AEA is sponsoring a radio commercial urging Arizonans to help stop massive cuts to public education. The ad urges voters to call Governor Brewer and ask her to veto the budget package. Listen to the ad (Outside Maricopa County – Inside Maricopa County) and forward this to everyone on your email list.

Click here to download a sign you can print and post in the back window of your car. The sign reinforces the radio message – Governor Brewer – Support Our Schools – Veto the Budget. Make multiple copies and distribute them to co-workers, family members, and friends. (School employees should not use school district facilities to copy or post this sign.)

Send the governor an email and ask her to veto this flawed budget. It is essentially the same budget she vetoed on July 6 calling it fatally flawed because of devastating cuts to education and irresponsible fiscal policies that will build a future budget deficit for the state.

Act now. The budget is on the desk of the governor.

The AEA March4Schools citizens’ movement has met the challenge each time Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams have tried to push through this flawed budget. There is too much at stake to stop now. So, please take action today and forward this message to your email list. Tomorrow may be too late.

Visit www.march4schools.com  for the latest news on the budget and the citizens’ movement to support our public schools.