“Giving Democrats control and responsibility for our money is like letting Michael Vick watch your dog for the weekend.” Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota governor
Memphis Tea Party group will have a radio show every Saturday night from 6 to 7. You can listen to it on KWAM 990 or stream it from their website. I’m sure they’ll have plenty to talk about.
I was flabberghasted to find out that in a city our size, the Shelby County Republican Club has fewer than 200 paying members. At $25 for a basic membership, this is appalling. I promptly ponyed up. As the membership chairman explained to me, that small number means our political clout is greatly hamstrung. You don’t have to be active in the party to make a difference; just boosting the roster will be helpful. You can make a check out to Republican Party of Shelby County and send it to 2400 Poplar Ave. Suite 418, Memphis 38112.
American Thinker blog posted a commentary on the picture of Obama, Gates and Crowley on the way to their beer summit. Gates was being helped by Officer Crowley as Obama sprinted ahead. The writer suggested it showed an unhelpful, narcissistic side of Obama. He got a negative comment on it by a Memphian, Ray Bauthiaum. Curious, I googled him to find he is involved with Grace St. Luke’s and the Mid South Peace and Justice Center. But when I googled him one of the listings said “Are you sure you want to flag Ray Bauthiaum?” and “Why are you flagging this item?” The latter linked to commondreams.org. a “progressive” group. Seems like the astroturfers are all over anyone critical of The Won.
And the Memphis Tea Party goers are planning to be there. It will be interesting to see how he responds to some questions on health reform or if he takes any at all.
The time is 10 a.m. Saturday, August 8, at Bridges, 477 North Fifth Street.