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|WARNING: THIS SITE FEATURES ORIGINAL THINKING...Jim Croce once sang Don't tug on Superman's cape..., which seems like reasonable advice should we not wish to anger the supreme powers. We do have this duality in our culture: the Superman that is the state collective, the leftist call to a politics of meaning managed by the state, the deification of "we're from the government and we'll take care of you" - versus the Superman that celebrates individual freedom, private property, freedom of conscience, free enterprise, and limited government. We humbly take on the latter's mantle and, eschewing the feeble tug, we dare to PULL, in hope of seeing freedom's rescue from the encroaching nanny state. We invite you, dear reader, to come and pull as well... Additionally, if you assume that means that we are unflinching, unquestioning GOP zombies, that would be incorrect. We reject statism in any form and call on individuals in our country to return to the original, classical liberalism of our founders. (We're also passionate about art, photography, cooking, technology, Judeo/Christian values, and satire as unique, individual pursuits of happiness to celebrate.)|
Superman's product of the century (so far):
Large placards proclaiming "Don't Change the Rules" were available for all attendees.
State Republican Chair Chris Vance introduced Governor Rossi. Chairman Vance's most memorable line was: "This fight is worth fighting because this is a man that is worth fighting for." This was greeted by deafening applause and a lump in this Rossi supporter's throat.
This is the first time that I have seen Governor Rossi speak - and I was "touch me" close to him. This is a man who has been strengthened by trial. There is no weariness in him. He spoke for a few minutes stressing 1) That the Democrats not be allowed to change the rules, and 2) That he was eager to undertake the transition and that the people of Washington state were being robbed of the best possible transition because of an unnecessary recount and the Democrat lawsuit that attempts to introduce discarded ballots.
He said that he understood that as a Republican in this state he would have to win three times to be declared Governor - to laughter from the attendees - and he added that he was prepared to do just that.
He thanked everyone for the support they had given to his campaign and asked them for their continued support - during a time when they should be Christmas shopping. He said to please volunteer to assist the campaign at 'info-at-dinorossi-dot-com' because they need much assistance over the next few weeks.
Dino Rossi is a man that is more than just a politician that wants the title of Governor - he's a man that passionately cares for the people of this state. Seeing him and hearing him in this setting, during what I sensed is an historic time for him and this state, further convinces me about what is at stake.
We need this man to fulfill the charge set before him as Governor of our fair state. Let us do what is required to insure that happens.
(I wished almost immediately for my camera at this event - and remembered that I left my phone in my truck - it has a simple camera in it - by time I got back I was only able to capture some Rossi supporters talking after the meeting - I took a couple of other shots - and I came back over to the office and bluetooth'ed them over - sorry for the poor quality - I'll take what I can get. Someone video taped the event - I don't know if it was the campaign or the news pool but I hope we'll have the opportunity to see his speech again.)
Nathan of Pajama Jihad provides a stirring roundup of the Tacoma rally Wednesday evening here.
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Thanks for the coverage of the rally. I added some of my own spin at http://josef-a-k.blogspot.com.
Also, when you write about "need much assistance over the next few weeks" - what kind of aid?
That said, we need good men like you. Keep up the good work.
EMCEE: I think they mean assistance with support for the manual recount effort - state wide. They said send us an email and we'll give you something to do.
Posted by: Josef at Dec 8, 2004 1:18:05 AM
Okay, I'm already doing that with my blog. It's all I can do.
I simply CANNOT be trusted to count ballots because I believe a) Gregoire IS evil and b) I made a 100% effort to fill in the circles correctly so my vote would count.
Posted by: Josef at Dec 8, 2004 2:35:18 PM
I have a report from the Tacoma rally posted at Pajama Jihad. My experience was quite similar to yours.
EMCEE: Thanks for the update Nathan!
Posted by: Nathan at Dec 9, 2004 12:14:02 AM
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