Rick Santelli’s “Rant” Inspires Nationwide Tea Party Movement

As reported last Thursday the 19th, CNBC Reporter, Rick Santelli expressed the growing frustration of many Americans and announced he was going to hold a tea party on July 4th in Chicago.

No one is doubting Santelli’s passion, but his ability to carry out the excellent notion of sending a clear signal to Pres. Obama and Congress that it is wrong for Americans who work hard and play by the rules to bail out businesses and citizens who have failed to make good decisions.

Santelli’s ability to move forward with an actual tea party are in doubt for the obvious reason that he is employed by what has become the most liberal set of news networks in the country. While CNBC is arguably the least propaganda-spewing network of the NBC family, it is still NBC. It’s important to remember that NBC is owned by GE, which couldn’t be more in the tank for the Lefist agenda, and has its tentacles into far too many places.

Unfortunately, we cannot wait for the bold Rick Santelli to make a move. A group of organizations have decided to move forward with a tea party, right away, in Santelli’s honor. American Spectator magazine, TCOT, Smart Girl Politics, Heartland Institute, Don’t Go, and Americans for Tax Reform are sponsoring the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party this Friday, February 27, 2009 at Noon central time.

The two primary events are to be held in Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Other cities are getting organized across the country. All events will be held at NOON EST.  A simultaneous Twitter Tweet Chat, connected to all of the events will be conducted for people who are not located near an event or who cannot attend a physical location.

The website, listing more information, continually updated list of locations, and comments section:

Nationwide Chicago Tea Party

Be sure to click on the blue link entitled “Online Form” to see list of cities and to make comments.

You can also join the Twitter Tea Party group.


CNBC Reporter Says It Like It Is From Chicago Trading Floor

To quote an Obama supporter last week in Florida, “Good Gracious God!”

There is intelligent life on this planet, in America, intelligent life standing in front of a TV camera, and saints preserve us, on CNBC.

It’s a big, red headline on Drudge:

Drudge Report Front Page as of 11:45AM EST

Drudge Report Front Page as of 11:45AM EST

It’ll be interesting to see how long THAT headline stays just like that on Drudge’s front page. The screenshot of the CNBC video, below, is the video in progress. There’s an :11 commercial that runs prior to the video itself playing. See if you notice the irony in the advertised upcoming special listed to the right of the video box, whatever the commercial, and the video itself. I’ve run it a few times and it’s laughable, the incongruity of what Rick Santelli is saying versus whatever commercial. Just one of them was “American Greed”.

The video below is a screenshot. CNBC disables embedding. Just click on the picture to go watch it….it’s a GREAT time:


We’re Printing Money Like Its 1923 Germany, 1946 Hungary, or Today’s Zimbabwe

Here’s an “inconvenient truth”: the United States Treasury Department has been printing money at an incredibly alarming rate since the end of September 2008.

Glenn Beck put together a little visual aid to illustrate just how much and how fast to help people understand how alarming it is:

Here’s the chart from the Federal Reserve to which he referred:

What do Germany, Hungary, and Zimbabwe have to do with this?

The article entitled, appropriately, “Hyperinflation“, at the Library of Economics and Liberty site provides insight to what the U.S. is risking by dumping huge amounts of currency into the system. The article cites two of the three historical examples I mention, along with others.

A good article on the situation in Zimbabwe can be found here.

Obviously, the amount of money we are printing is barely even being referenced in any news media outlets, let alone exposed detail. The excessive borrowing is not being mentioned either. It’s amazing how infrequently the question is being raised of how the U.S. is supposed to pay for the massive amounts of spending already undertaken and currently under debate.

There are already plenty of reasons for people to write members of Congress. Sorry to give you yet one more.

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