Betsy Speicher

Betsy at the Tea Party

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Here's me at the Thousand Oaks Tea Party April 15, 2010

Since I was appealing to other Tea Partyers, I positioned myself so that I and my friend Reed McGrew (with the "read Atlas Shrugged" sign) would be the first people they saw as they came from the parking to the Tea Party.

I met dozens of Ayn Rand fans and sold about a dozens more on reading Atlas Shrugged.

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I like the one about not being congress' credit card.

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Hi Betsy,

It was great meeting you at the TEA PARTY and, now, finding this group. As I told you, I have been a fan for many years. Since meeting you, I have told other Ayn Rand fans about this site............ty

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For some reason I cannot load the video and it states that "there was a problem loading this album." Any ideas on how to fix this problem?

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For some reason I cannot load the video and it states that "there was a problem loading this album." Any ideas on how to fix this problem?

Several people have reported trouble with THE FORUM site today (slow loading, unable to see graphics, etc.). This has happened to me too. I suspect our web host is doing maintenance, upgrading software, switching servers, etc. This has caused temporary problems in the past. All I can recommend is to try again a little while later. If you're trying to post, save your post until you're sure it's posted.

In addition, Microsoft and Adobe had had some updates to their software in the last few days and you might want to make sure you have the latest version of everything.

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For some reason I cannot load the video and it states that "there was a problem loading this album." Any ideas on how to fix this problem?

Several people have reported trouble with THE FORUM site today (slow loading, unable to see graphics, etc.). This has happened to me too. I suspect our web host is doing maintenance, upgrading software, switching servers, etc. This has caused temporary problems in the past. All I can recommend is to try again a little while later. If you're trying to post, save your post until you're sure it's posted.

I have been encountering this ever more frequently before today. Is the Forum on a dedicated server?

In addition, Microsoft and Adobe had had some updates to their software in the last few days and you might want to make sure you have the latest version of everything.

usoft has updates every week, which you should configure your OS to check for automatically, whether you let it automatically run or only notify you that it's available to download. This is unlikelly have anything to do with connection problems with the Forum server and database.

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I love the sign that reads:
I WANT LESS

GOVERNMENT

___________

HOW IS THAT

RACIST?

Well, he IS half black... you want to take away his "rights" to your life, it becomes a civil rights matter :)

Don't look for the logic, there isn't any.

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Signs seen at Tea Parties:

It doesn't matter the president is black. It matters that he's RED!

Take the RED out of the White House!

We voted for president, not dictator!

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I met dozens of Ayn Rand fans and sold about a dozens more on reading Atlas Shrugged.

Encouraging!

Signs seen at Tea Parties:

It doesn't matter the president is black. It matters that he's RED!

Take the RED out of the White House!

We voted for president, not dictator!

I like this one, Bill.

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What the left is doing is of no surprise as that is their identity. This is the expected result of their ideology and it has always been their goal. They are not tricking anyone here. One did not get something unexpected by electing Obama.

But Republicans fancy themselves as protectors of freedom and they are not. I think many Americans still don't realize that. For this reason, at the Tea Parties, I would focus on sending the message to Republicans rather than criticism of Obama administration. Republicans are trying to merge with the Tea Party movement by promoting themselves as the desired by those people alternative. However, unless they are willing to actually become what they are just pretending to be - they do not deserve to be considered as such. I strongly believe that what America needs is to make this message more explicit.

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What the left is doing is of no surprise as that is their identity. This is the expected result of their ideology and it has always been their goal. They are not tricking anyone here. One did not get something unexpected by electing Obama.

By 'here' do you mean in Canada or here on the Forum? Most Forum members knew what to expect, but most Americans are so entangled in anti-ideological Pragmatism that they did not see this coming despite the warnings and expose's by sources like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. If you mean people in Canada are not surprised, maybe that is because they have experienced full-fledged socialists more directly?

But Republicans fancy themselves as protectors of freedom and they are not. I think many Americans still don't realize that. For this reason, at the Tea Parties, I would focus on sending the message to Republicans rather than criticism of Obama administration. Republicans are trying to merge with the Tea Party movement by promoting themselves as the desired by those people alternative. However, unless they are willing to actually become what they are just pretending to be - they do not deserve to be considered as such. I strongly believe that what America needs is to make this message more explicit.

The Tea Parties do seem to be protesting the attacks on individual freedom and the private economy rather than provide partisan support to Republicans. That is not to say that Republicans aren't trying to capitalize on the movement, but some Republicans are better than others. Commentators like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are making it clear that Republicans who try to ride this wave had better be prepared to deliver. Meanwhile, the short term realistic goal is to stop how fast things are sliding (being pushed) downhill by radical left progressives now in power. Republicans are not in general advocates of individualism, but are not as bad as the radical left, the likes of which we have never seen before in power in this country to this extent. The message that Republicans are "me-tooing" Democrats in principle at a slower pace is crucial, but not one that will sink in very soon, if ever, and cannot be the strategy for the upcoming elections. There aren't enough people who understand this to even run for the open seats, let alone win them.

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... The Tea Parties do seem to be protesting the attacks on individual freedom and the private economy rather than provide partisan support to Republicans. That is not to say that Republicans aren't trying to capitalize on the movement, but some Republicans are better than others. Commentators like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are making it clear that Republicans who try to ride this wave had better be prepared to deliver. Meanwhile, the short term realistic goal is to stop how fast things are sliding (being pushed) downhill by radical left progressives now in power. Republicans are not in general advocates of individualism, but are not as bad as the radical left, the likes of which we have never seen before in power in this country to this extent. The message that Republicans are "me-tooing" Democrats in principle at a slower pace is crucial, but not one that will sink in very soon, if ever, and cannot be the strategy for the upcoming elections. There aren't enough people who understand this to even run for the open seats, let alone win them.

Tea Partiers are deeply distrustful of traditional Republicans and HIGHLY aware of the need to elect new faces, not compromisers. Several Tea Party organizations are vigorously seeking out and backing NEW faces in politics, who are emerging around the country, running for office on a platform of limited, constitutional government. For more info, get on the mailing lists of e.g. Tea Party Express and TaxDayTeaParty.com. Limited-government challengers are seeking to beat Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, and numerous other criminals in Congress. Some may be running in YOUR state or district!

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Betsy,

Re the Tea Party album: I also got a 'there was a problem loading this album'. I can't right-click and see a URL reference. Could you provide the link in a post, so we can go to it directly, rather than imbedded? I would love to see what you saw. ... Or you could post a thousand words. (If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video would have a multiplier of x frames/sec, though, so you'd have to write 2,880,000 words at 2 fps for 2 minutes, so a link would be better, I think.)

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I also got a 'there was a problem loading this album'. I can't right-click and see a URL reference. Could you provide the link in a post, so we can go to it directly, rather than imbedded?

Try this link.

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I also got a 'there was a problem loading this album'. I can't right-click and see a URL reference. Could you provide the link in a post, so we can go to it directly, rather than imbedded?

Try this link.

:) Excellent!

Wow, that sure looked like a scary bunch of racist, gun-totin', violent, rabid bunch of . . .

uh. . . soccer moms, surgeons, and retirees.

And the signs displayed actually contained evidence of human thought. Not one empty-headed "change we can believe in," "Yes we can!!", or "Bush lied, people died".

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