The Tea Party in Beverly Hills

Think of tea parties, and one of two images is likely to come to mind. The first picture is painted by the lovely ladies of the left – Rachel MaddowNancy Pelosi, and Barney Frank — and includes racist hicks that are too dumb or illiterate to understand that redistribution of wealth actually works.

The second image, the one actually representative of the tea party movement, is one of patriotic pride and righteous anger at politicians that are too dumb or illiterate to understand that Americans are independent and entrepreneurial, and the last thing we need or want is a nanny-state.

No matter how people view the tea parties, it’s probably safe to say that no one ever pictured a star-studded one. Tea parties are supposed to take place in Hickville, not Hollywood. But that’s exactly where 400 people gathered last Sunday to announce that they are Taxed Enough Already.

Singer Pat Boone organized the event in Beverly Hills, which was attended by actor Robert Davi, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd, and former SNL cast member Victoria Jackson, but not Leonardo DiCaprio.

Chetwynd addressed the flag-waving crowd:

“Take note all you high and powerful on the Potomac — we’ve woken up … We’ve woken up even in Beverly Hills, and that’s extraordinary. We’ve woken to preserve a revolution that was fought on the idea of equal freedom for all.”

It’s about time for some rational thought in Tinseltown. It has never ceased to amaze me that the Hollywood set, the very people that rely on capitalism for the fulfillment of their American dreams, tend to run on the liberal side. Remember when Michael Moore made that film about the evils of capitalism, and then charged people to see it? It doesn’t get much more hypocritical than that.

They say that Hollywood sets the trends. How else do you explain the popularity of grills? But this time it’s Hollywood that is joining the trend — the tea party trend. The trend of Americans that are plain old sick and tired of being over-taxed and bossed around by a government more concerned with savingtrees than people.

A revolution is brewing. Who knows? Maybe someday soon it will even be cool to admire Sarah Palin in public. Stranger things have happened, you know. After all, there was a tea party in Beverly Hills last weekend.

Cross Posted at The Stir

Right Wing Astroturf Bull Hockey: Let’s Talk Tea Party Truth

Despite what Liberals will have you believe, this right-wing activist, writer, and podcaster is not raking in the dough. I don’t even make enough money to pay for childcare, which means that this article is being written while two little girls climb me like blonde mountain goats.

I’ve been involved in tea parties; I’ve handed out fliers, I’ve held signs, and I’ve even spoken at them. I’m still waiting for that check from the supposedly well-funded tea party leaders.

I’ll let you in on a secret: There is no “leader” of the tea party movement. Tea parties were born out of the frustration felt by everyday Americans, who simply didn’t want to see their hard-earned dollars go to cocaine-snorting monkeys, let alone to pay for other people’s health insurance.

True tea parties — community protests — are local groups of people coming together in public places to peacefully show their displeasure over how our elected and appointed officials are representing us. What a gorgeous American display of first amendment rights.Hillary Clinton said it best when she threw her support behind citizens that dared to protest their government:

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic and we should stand up and say, ‘We are America and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!’”

So I get irritated when The New Yorker runs a piece on the Koch brothers titled “Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama.”

I get even more irritated when The Huffington Post links to the article with the headline: Charles Koch & David Koch, Billionaire Brothers, Bankroll Tea Party.

I hate to break it to the liberal rags, but no one is waging a war on Obama, and no one is bankrolling the tea party. Opposing someone’s policies and doing your best to block them does not amount to war, and just because some rich guys support the same cause as a grassroots movement, it doesn’t mean they’re bankrolling it.

If these uppity liberal journalists continue to believe, despite all evidence to the contrary, that the rapid wave of conservatism overtaking the country is bankrolled by a couple of billionaires, I’d encourage them to look up George Soros.

After all, only Tila Tequila can have it both ways.

Cross Posted at The Stir

The Smart Girl Report – Episode 0027

Jenny talks about the new immigrant law in Arizona, Ned Ryun of American Majority joins to share the low-down on Post Party Summits, conservative chick chat with Brittany Cohan, and cocktails with Mike G.

Enjoy!

The Happy Feminist

Last week I spoke at a tea party. Maybe you heard about it. Or saw me on zee teevee. It was very cool. The reporter that interviewed me, Vikki Vargas, was very nice, and even pat my back a little when I had to sit down as waves of nervous nausea overtook me. Or maybe it was the lack of sleep and food that caused the tummy rumbles. Maybe all of the above.

But I digress.

Vikki and I talked off camera for a while, her asking questions, me answering, and her jotting down notes in a cute little pad. I need a cute little pad to carry around so that I can jot down notes when I ask people questions and they actually respond. Maybe I’ll fool them into thinking I know what I’m doing. Because Ms. Vargas was pro-fesh-in-all to a T. She was awesome.

Again, I digress.

One of the reasons that she wanted to interview me was because I’m a young, blonde, California female that happens to be a conservative. Apparently I’m an anomaly. To me, it just makes sense. I’m a rebel with a cause, what can I say? Through one line of questioning, I mean conversation, we got to talking about feminism. I mentioned Leslie Sanchez, an awesomely amazing woman that wrote a book about feminism in politics, and whom I was able to interview once upon a time for The Smart Girl Report.

We were interrupted briefly by the camera girl for some instructions on angles or vantage points or something else technically related, and then by someone that wanted to say hi, and then by my need to put a brownie into my nervous mouth and my subsequent need to wash down the brownie with half a bottle of water because said nervous mouth was drier than rice cakes… well, you get the picture.

Vikki and I finally got back to our chat.

“So how would you describe yourself?” She asked me.

Hmmm… that’s a difficult question. Sure, I’m a crusader for truth, but I didn’t want to give a cheesy answer. A mom? I am a mom, and I’d walk through fire for my kids (heck, I do it metaphorically everyday just by virtue of being an outspoken conservative female fighting for their future), but that doesn’t define me. Am I domestic? Sure. I cook & clean. But’s what I do, not what I am. Wowza, I was taking waaaay too long to answer the question.

So I finally spit something out.

“I guess…I would describe myself as happy.”

Yup, that pretty much fit the bill. I’m sassy and smart-mouthed for sure, but generally speaking, I’m a make lemonade out of lemons kinda girl. Ok, I’m a make margaritas out of limes kinda girl, but let’s not split hairs.

“Uh, I meant would you describe yourself as a feminist…”

D’oh!

Guess Who Was On Zee TeeVee Today?

Some chick named Jenny from California.

Oh yeah, that’s me!

PS-I was so nervous I almost hurled on the podium. Thankfully I didn’t. The people in the front row were very grateful.

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Tea Party Chatter

In less than two days, I’ll be speaking at a Tax Day Tea Party in Southern California. I haven’t publicly spoken to a live audience since my high school graduation. Ten years ago. Ok, maybe on my wedding day, but really, I was nervous for other reasons that day (wink, wink).

So now I’m nervous. I’m downright skeered.

Or at least I was until I started reading about the Tea Party Crashers-a group of people attempting to infiltrate tea party rallies in order to make us look stupid. News flash: If tea party rallies are stupid groups of racist idiots, lefty liberals don’t need to show up and pretend to be what they claim we are in the first place. They’d just need to bring a video camera, not crash the tea parties.

In fact, if someone has video footage of Representative John Lewis being called a “n***r” as he made his way into a meeting on health care during the push for the final vote, Andrew Breitbart will write you a check for 100 big ones. 100 big Ks, that is. Yup. $100,000 is all yours, and all you have to do is come up with some footage of John Lewis being called a derogatory name by a tea party protestor, as Lewis claims happened fifteen times.

So weird about the lack of evidence, witnesses, or any shred of viability.

So why does the Crasher story make me less nervous? Because now I’m more ticked at these people trying to scare me into silence. I’m done being quiet. I have a right to my voice, and I’m not afraid to use it (not afraid, but still slightly nervous). If people don’t like what I have to say… well then it’s their right not to listen. Not to call me a homophobic racist or put words into my fellow protester’s mouths.

Not cool, people. Not cool.

If you’re in Orange County this Thursday, please come by and say hi; I’d love to meet you. And please try not to stare at my shaky hands or sweaty armpits.

Thanks a bazillion!

April Fool’s Day

I seriously think the media is punking us. Here are some of today’s news stories:

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) is worried that the tiny island nation of Guam is going to tip over into the sea if the population becomes too dense.

In a discussion regarding a planned military buildup on the Pacific island, Johnson expressed some concerns about the plans to Adm. Robert Willard, head of the U.S. Pacific fleet.

“My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,” Johnson said. Willard paused and replied, “We don’t anticipate that.”

The President of the United States is selling t-shirts, which is sort of weird on it’s own, but I could totally see if it were to raise money for Haiti or something. The money’s not going to Haiti though. It’s going to Barack Obama. Oh yeah, the shirts say “BFD” in big bold letters. Yup. Ladies and gents, the leaders of the free world are selling t-shirts that glamorize swearing. To me, that’s a Big F***ing Deal.

Meredith Vierra tried to stretch a story so far that I think she may have pulled a hamstring. On today’s Today show, she asked Senator Jim DeMint if he would condemn the atrocious language of the tea partiers that want to burn Nancy Pelosi at the stake. Huh? Ok, here’s the thinking. Someone at a tea party waved a broom at Ms. Pelosi and said, “Sweep the bums out of Washington!” So obviously he’s calling Nancy Pelosi a witch. And witches must be burned at the stake.

A woman got evicted from her apartment over some peeps.

The Enron scandal has been made into a Broadway musical.

Ronald McDonald has been called upon to retire, because “he is no friend to our children our their health.”

I don’t know about you, but I keep hoping to see Ashton Kutcher. Because if all the above stories are accurate, then we’ve got bigger problems than being punked.