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The Tea Party Express rolled into Washington, D.C., from Sacramento, taking the message 7,000 miles across the country with rallies at 35 cities in 16 states in 17 days, including a spontaneous whistle stop in a Mount Vernon rest area that required a police escort! To read about the experience, hit the official tour blog. An amazing road trip for liberty!

If you weren’t able to see the march on the nation’s Capitol unfold Saturday and you missed the C-SPAN 2 rebroadcast of it Monday night, you can still watch the proceedings at your leisure on C-SPAN’s website.

For a photo album’s worth of images from the 9/12 Tea Party March on Washington, “Freepers” have uploaded theirs here.

Google misses an opportunity to commemorate 9/11

Where was Google’s 9/11 artwork commemorating the 9/11 observance? I must have missed it. Did you see it?

Web search engine bing! remembered, with this beautiful photo. And Ask.com with this.

“Government is best which governs least”

Making its debut with a bombshell blast, BigGovernment.com burst onto the scene last week with an explosive ACORN expose that dominated headlines all week.

Big Government, edited by Mike Flynn with a focus on – what else? – big government, is the brainchild of Andrew Breitbart, whose popular Big Hollywood site engages in the pop culture war from a right-of-center perspective. Breitbart is also the impetus behind Brietbart TV and was instrumental in helping developthe DrudgeReport and the Huffington Post (but don’t hold that against him!).

The news that’s news

Several friends who haven’t been engaged in current events (they’re not “news or politics junkies”), were amazed at the media bias they saw in MSM coverage of the March on Washington.

“Is there a site we can go to for the real the story?” they asked.

It just so happens there are two very reliable ones that are well worth bookmarking as favorites:

The Media Research Center’s Newsbusters site takes apart contemporary news reports with analysis and facts.

The Media Mythbusters have added a Tea Party category on its wiki site. The goal is to debunk myths that take hold as a result of inaccurate or irresponsible media reports.

It’s hard to keep a secret with Twitter

Terrell Owens, wide receiver with the Buffalo Bills, fumbled the ball on Twitter this week when he revealed who the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback would be. Browns Coach Eric Mangini had wanted to keep his starting quarterback a secret until kickoff on Sunday, but Owens tweeted the news early under the guise of a congratulatory message to Brady Quinn.

Tweeting for ads

How is this going to work? Twitter is opening the door for advertisers to target its 45 million users, as it explores ways to generate revenue. Twitter founder Biz Stone informed the micro-blogger users that Twitter has opted to “leave the door open for advertising” as it changed its terms of service for users.

The terms now say: “Services may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the content or information on the services, queries made through the services, or other information.”

Just for fun

Here’s a fun site to explore. Share your photos with the world and look at thousands of others at Flickr. As of this writing, there were 7,718 uploads in the last minute, 160,129 things tagged with the word “morning”, 3.3 million things geotagged this month.

Take the Flickr tour. It’s a trip around the world. Really.

Surfin’ for movie trivia!

Last week’s movie quote came from a 1991 film based on the book “JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy” by L. Fletcher Prouty, who wrote extensively about JFK’s behind-the-scenes plan to downgrade the CIA and transfer much of its responsibilities to the Military Joint Chiefs, and the ensuing backlash resulting from National Security Action Memorandums 55, 56 and 57.

The line, “Fundamentally, people are suckers for the truth. And the truth is on your side, Bubba,” was spoken by the mystery man X played by Donald Sutherland in Oliver Stone’s movie “JFK”.

The line was correctly identified by Beverly from Kentucky (who wins the Triple Crown – correct answer three weeks in a row); Edith L. from Skaneateles, N.Y.; and D. Evans from South Amboy, N.J.

Our movie trivia question this week also is drawn from a film based on a book.

Name the movie, the character, and the actor who said, “Gentlemen, trials are too important to be left up to juries.”

Send your answer to me at the email address below. The first three readers to guess correctly will be announced in next week’s Surfin’ Safari.

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