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Ten Buck Fridays + Christine O’Donnell Grassroots Money Bomb

There was a convergence of sorts for me today. Whilst twittering away for #FF (Follow Fridays) I noticed on of my new tweeps, Right Klik was touting a new idea called Ten Buck Fridays which was actually the brain child of Conscientiously Conservative who writes:

Ten Buck Fridays started today for me. I donated $10 to Teresa Collett’s campaign for 4th Congressional District in Minnesota. Many of us get paid on Fridays… if we bring a sack lunch a couple of times a week to work, right there is an extra tenner. What if conservatives donated $10 each and every week up through November to viable candidates and/or PAC’s that are promoting a conservative agenda? If you can’t afford every week, what about twice a month? Or once a month? Conservatives need to put their money where their mouth is. Commit to Ten Buck Fridays… it WILL make a difference come November!

What a great idea! Right Klik modified the idea a bit (I think) by adding a nomination factor, which also has some merit. The main point being that it’s only ten bucks a week or two for a good cause. For THE greatest cause of our lives, if you ask me, which you didn’t but hey, I’m doing the typing here. You’ll get your turn in the comment section. Settle down over there.

The convergence happened when I got my subscription email from Bob Belvedere’s site (You do subscribe to TCOTS don’t you?) announcing that he, Stacy McCain and a host of other bloggers are jumping on a RINO Killer’s Grassroots Money Bomb. Christina O’Donnell’s supporters are asking for some help over there, so I’ll be donating to that campaign shortly.

The point is, however you chose to participate, whatever level of financial assistance you can afford, now is the time to commit. We can not afford to slack now. We must put our money where our mouths are and support conservative candidates. What we cannot afford to do is allow the Republican machine to select those RINO’s as our only choices. As far as I am concerned, a RINO is no more use to us than a Progressive Democrat if we expect to affect real change in Washington.

I can’t remember where I saw it or heard it but this is the truth: You can’t change government without changing the people in government.

Get involved. Campaigns cost money.

Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that Christina O’Donnell is kid-of hot. But then, conservative wimmin will always have the edge with this robo-love machine.

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UPDATE: Right Klik offers another idea in the comments:

Anyone who likes the “Ten Buck Fridays” idea, please consider labeling your online donation with “Ten Buck Fridays” in one of the optional fields.

Just full of ideas, this Right Klik.

Hey, have you ever cleaned an oil spill? Just wonderin’ cause, you know, someone we’re both acquainted with desperately needs a clue.

Michigan Famous: Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub was born June 22, 1971, and raised in Trenton, Michigan. She’s best known for playing Chloe O’Brian on the Fox action-thriller

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn is the first to admit she isn’t a sex symbol, but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have plenty of sex appeal. “My own confidence in myself lately has helped me to be perceived as sexier than I was before,” she says. “If you open yourself up to experience life as an actor, a person who others look at, you will get all types of things thrown at you — good and bad. It is up to you to be confident and aware of your looks and how you are comfortable being seen.”

Luckily for us, Mary Lynn is very comfortable being seen by others, as evidenced by her impressive body of work. However, don’t expect this Detroit native to settle down anytime soon. “I’m not married and I don’t think that’s going to work out for me,” she says. “I’m not even bitter, I’m just exhausted.”

 

Career

Rajskub’s most notable role is CTU Systems analyst Chloe O’Brian on 24, which she joined in 2003 at the start of the show’s third season. Her character was a hit with viewers and critics and was one of the few cast members to return in the show’s fourth season. After being a regular guest star for two seasons, Rajskub became a main cast member in the show’s fifth season. By the end of the series she was lead female, with top billing second only to Kiefer Sutherland. Rajskub and Sutherland appeared briefly as their 24 characters in a 2007 episode, “24 Minutes”, of the FOX TV animated series The Simpsons. She also recently appeared in the film Julie & Julia as one of Julie Powell’s close friends.

She is also a skilled guitar player and was part of a comic duo (with Karen Kilgariff) called Girls Guitar Club.

During the summer of 2010 she will be seen on the second season of the USA series Royal Pains.

 

Mini Biography

She was born Mary Lynn Rajskub on June 22, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, into a family of Irish, Czech, and Polish ancestry. She was brought up in Trenton, Michigan. In 1989 she graduated from Trenton High School, then attended Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, majoring in painting, before she transferred to the San Francisco Art Institute, graduating as a painter. She also studied music and acting, and for a few years she performed as a stand-up comedian at various clubs and restaurants. In 1995, Rajskub made her debut on television, she was cast by David Cross as one of the original cast members of “Mr. Show with Bob and David” (1995). After her split from Cross, she left the show during its second season, and briefly took a job as a coffee brewer at Seattle’s Best Coffee. In 1999 she joined the cast of ‘Fragrances & Colognes for Smelling great’ TV series, as Cloe, appearing in 15 episodes of the show.

While she has been mainly a television star, Rajskub also played bit parts on the big screen in Magnolia (1999), Man on the Moon (1999), Road Trip (2000), among her other works. She offered mesmerizing performances in Mysterious Skin (2004), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), and in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), then played a few more visible roles such as Janet Stone in Firewall (2006), opposite Harrison Ford, and as Pam in Little Miss Sunshine (2006). In 2006 Harrison Ford presented Rajskub with the Female Breakthrough Award for her “high concept comedic stage productions, as well as her TV and film acting skills.” She was also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards two times, in 2005, and in 2007.

Michigan Links (May 31, 2010)

A piece of freedom is no longer enough for human beings . . . unlike bread, a slice of liberty does not finish hunger. Freedom is like life. It cannot be had in installments. Freedom is indivisible–we have it all, or we are not free. — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) Baptist Minister, Civil Rights Leader and 1964 Nobel Prize-Winner for Peace

 

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An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) Baptist Minister, Civil Rights Leader and 1964 Nobel Prize-Winner for Peace

 

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The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. . . Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) Baptist Minister, Civil Rights Leader and 1964 Nobel Prize-Winner for Peace

 

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WARNING: Tea Party Crashers Mean Business

peace-symbolThe reports are out! ACORN (with the help of their paid protesters)plans to “crash” the parties!

Led by ACORN and the Huffington Post, many of the Cult of Obamagroups intend on infiltrating the Tea Parties, looking to cause trouble. They are looking for fights to break out and all kinds of possible violence. Don’t take this lightly either, ACORN is a professional agitation organization!

They’re angry that this is a genuine grassroots movement!  They hope to cause as much mayhem as possible, so the TV cameras can pick it up and run with it, and we know how the mainstream media loves to hammer a story like that … over and over and over again. Then they’ll say:

“Hey look, those Tea Parties are just a bunch of crazy wackos!”

Don’t expect the “crashers” to be obvious though …

Don’t expect to see them wearing pro-Obama t-shirts or anything.  Expect them to act as if they are against the bailouts and tax hikes.  If anything, they’ll most likely be wearing anti-Obama gear.  Why?  To infiltrate.  To be one of us.  This way, when they cause their trouble, it’ll make the genuine participants look bad, without anyone knowing it was them.

But let’s face it … even if the mainstream media did know it was them, they’d never report it that way!

Tips & Suggestions:

  • If someone tries to get confrontational with you, ignore them.  You may want to kick their ass, but that’s exactly what they want, so just ignore the troublemakers.
  • Be careful about any petitions you may sign.  They are notorious for giving false impressions about what you’re really signing.
  • If you see someone attempting confrontation with someone else, walk up, start talking with those being confronted, and just easily move the conversation in a friendly direction.  Don’t let these troublemakers win!
  • Remember, a fun, peaceful protest will cause greater change than any protest of anger.
  • Take pictures of the troublemakers so there’s a record of who they are.

Roger L. Simon has Some Great Advice to Offer:

… But if they intend to participate and shape events while hiding their identities, well, that’s another matter. The same is true of ACORN. I would say to them welcome. Demonstrate, counter demonstrate, do your thing. This is America. But if someone’s out to play the agents provocateurs game, trying to make the Tea Party movement seem to be what it’s not, painting libertarians as racists or similar nonsense, well, that deserves to be exposed and countered vigorously.

So my recommendation to Tea Party demonstrators as a former leftie is to tear a leaf from my old book. Keep your eye out for the most extreme characters and then ask yourself: Is that real? Is that person who he or she says he is? Cui bono, who profits, here from what they are saying or doing? Draw your conclusions (carefully!) and then act accordingly and completely within the law.

The Other McCain adds even More Valuable Advice:

  • The important thing to do here is think strategic while acting tactical.
  • Have a laugh. Do things in which you can take satisfaction.
  • Eschew things that will require fifteen minutes of explanation for the grandchildren.
  • Should someone preach violence against elected officials, shun them.
  • Remember, your name is Dennis, the Constitutional Peasant.

And via McCain’s post, Cynthia Yockey offers the following Most Excellent Piece of Practical Advice:

My advice as a former newspaper reporter is to obtain the name, phone number and e-mail address of anyone who wants to interview you, write it down and take their photo before you talk to them.

 

 

Christianity Gets Fordson Coach Fired

We always hear about how religion is not allowed in public places because of the false idea the Founding Fathers wanted a separation of church and state. Technically, they did. But that was to keep the government out of religion and not the other way around.

The anti-church people always go back to a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to a Baptist church saying there should be a separation of church and state. What they don’t tell you is Jefferson meant that the government would leave them alone and not make laws to restrict their right to worship. They also fail to tell you Jefferson wrote many letters to the Native Americans saying it was the United States government’s responsibilty and duty to promote Christianity to them.

There is also the fact military bands were used as worship bands in churches every Sunday and government buildings were used to host Christian church services. Also, the first Supreme Court prayed for four hours and served each other Communion before its first session. I guess those who wrote the Constitution didn’t understand what they were writing at that time and it took the ACLU to dischpher its true meaning.

Don’t worry, I’ll get to the Fordson situation.

Here’s actual wording of the First Amendment. Anti-church people tend to only bring up the part about Congress making no law respecting an establishment of religion. They always leave out the part about prohibiting the free excercise of it.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The meaning behind this was the government would not establish a national religion and would allow individual states to decide if they wanted a state religion.

Anyway, groups like the ACLU have bastardized the meaning of the First Amendment to mean anything or person involved with the government or public entities could in no way express a religious idea.

For example, a student in a public school is not allowed to draw pictures of a cross because it somehow violates the fictitious separation of church and state. What they say to back up that idiotic idea is a cross “offends people” so it cannot  be “tolerated” in school; the place where they are supposedly promoting tolerance.

The ACLU says a coach cannot take part in a student-led prayer because it violates the Constitution. Well, if praying violates the establishment clause in the First Amendment, doesn’t stopping the coach from praying violate the part about restricting the free excercise of religion? Just asking.

By the way, did you know the Bible was mandatory reading in public schools when this great nation was founded. All ordered by presidents.

What we have seen in the country was a charge to minimize Christianity, but not all religions. There are many examples of non-Christian religions being allowed in public domains like schools, while Jesus has been banned because he is considered “narrow and dogmatic.”

This is made clear in how Dearborn Fordson coach Gerald Marsazalek was fired for being a Christian and very few in the media seem to care. Apparently, an assistant coach helped convert a Muslim student to Christianity during a private wrestling camp. This led trouble between the Muslim principal, Imad Fadlallah, and the Christian coaches.

I guarantee if Marsazalek were Muslim, there would be national media camped in Dearborn reporting how he is a victim of religious injustice.

But, he is a Christian and the school principal is a Muslim, so we get a cold shoulder from the national press because they fear being labeled intolerant and haters because they dare to report on a situation involving a Muslim and Christian where the Christian looks to be the wronged party.

The media that has reported on the incident have crafted bland stories with no bite to them or incendiary quotes. If a Christian fired a Muslim, I guarantee there would be quote after quote about the “hateful Christians.”

WorldNetDaily has a good story on the coach Marsazalek firing and it includes statements from Richard Thompson of the Thomas More law Center saying it is an example of religious discrimination.

From what I have read about this incident, there is no justifiable reason to fire Marsazalek, one of the elite coaches in his sport. He was fired because of the religious views of the principal. If there were ever a case of “violation of church and state” this is it. Hmmm…where’s the ACLU?

We cannot accept this kind of behavior in this country. People of ALL religions need to be protected from discrimination. I don’t care if a person is Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Mormon, Buddist and Hindu, they have rights in this country and should be subject to the whims of a boss who may not agree with their beliefs.

I’d like to believe this is still the land where anyone can practice any religion. I know that is becoming more difficult as secular progressives try to erode our religious rights, but we can’t allow that continue. The attack has been on Christianity first, but don’t worry, the other religions will follow as we become an atheist nation.

Every person who believes in religious freedom should stand behind Marsazalek. If he is fired for being a Christian, it opens the door for more firings based on a person’s religious beliefs.