“Freedom Works.org, an advocacy organization that fights for lower taxes, less government and more freedom and is headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, has stepped in with an organizer and an insurance policy to save the Cape Coral, Fla., Tea Party.

During a Sunday night phone interview with Freedom Works members Mary and Ron Rakovich, the pair told me they will hold the event dubbed “April Fool’s Tea Party at the Park,” and want to send a message to the city that the people of Cape Coral will be heard. If you are in the area, join them from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 1 at Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Place (at the end of Beach Parkway off Del Prado in Cape Coral, Fla).

Last Thursday, WINK TV
reported that Cape Coral City Councilwoman Lynn Rosko planned to hold a tax payer Tea Party at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral on April 1. The idea was announced at a Cape Coral City Council meeting, then in an e-mail blast by the Republican Party and it was mentioned in the local media. With all of that attention, the City of Cape Coral felt there could be more than 500 people attending the Tea Party. Therefore, Rosko needed to get a permit and insurance for the event. Rosko said she was not willing to get insurance and accept liability for something that a stranger could do. Rosko told WINK News, “I have rescinded any organizing or supervision or what ever you want to call it over this Tea Party on April 1st.”

As soon as the news hit about the canceled Tea Party, Internet bloggers began to buzz.

During a phone conversation with Brendan Steinhauser, the director of Freedom Works’ Federal and State Campaigns, he told me the Rakovichs were the first ones to protest Obama’s stimulus plan with a Feb. 10th “Stop the Stimulus” rally in Ft. Myers Beach. As a result, Mary was invited to appear on Neal Cavuto’s program on Fox News Channel.

Both Brendan Steinhauser and Mary Rakovich will join me on my radio program, The Andrea Shea King Show, Monday night at 9 ET, March 30, with more details.

What the MSM didn’t say

You may have seen the major news story of a private plane that crashed into a Montana cemetery, killing seven children and seven adults. But what the news sources didn’t mention is that the Catholic Holy Cross Cemetery contains a memorial for local residents to pray the rosary at the “Tomb of the Unborn.” The memorial was erected as a dedication to all babies who have died because of abortion.

The family who died in the crash near the location of the abortion victims’ memorial were the daughters and grandchildren of Irving “Bud” Feldkamp, owner of the largest for-profit abortion chain in the nation.

Pro-life activist and writer Gingi Edmonds broke the story and talked about the details on my radio program.

“In my time working for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, I helped organize and conduct a weekly campaign where youth activists stood outside of Feldkamp’s mini-mansion in Redlands, holding fetal development signs and raising community awareness regarding Feldkamp’s dealings in child murder for profit. Every Thursday afternoon we called upon Bud and his wife Pam to repent, seek God’s blessing and separate themselves from the practice of child killing.”

Tongue-lashing on YouTube

The video of a tongue-lashing of Britain’s prime minister last week from conservative Tory MEP Daniel Hannan, who called PM Brown the “devalued prime minister of a devalued government,” got plenty of views – 1,431,107 views in its first four days at YouTube.

The UK Guardian reports, “Opinions vary as to why the speech was a hit. Hannan says it shows how the Internet is changing politics, since it was ignored by the press and TV.”

At just over three minutes it was perfect for the web, and its tone caught the outrage of the right on both sides of the Atlantic, convinced that it must stop the big spending Brown-Obama juggernaut. Hannan’s speech was linked to on the U.S. Drudge Report website and he was quickly interviewed on Fox News.

The Reagan Diaries

Twenty-eight years ago this week:

From The Reagan Diaries, an entry from Monday, March 30, 1981.

“My day to address the Bldg. & Const. Trades Nat. Conf. A.F.L.-C.I.O. at the Hilton Ballroom – 2 P.M. Was all dressed to go & for some reason at the last min. took off my really good wrist watch & wore an older one.

Speech not riotously received – still it was successful.

Left the hotel at the usual side entrance and headed for the car – suddenly there was a burst of gun fire from the left…”

John Hinckley hit Reagan with a bullet as he approached his limousine. But Reagan, 70 at the time and only in office for 69 days was tough as nails. He recovered and went on to change the lives of not only all Americans, but the lives of millions upon millions worldwide.
You can learn much more about our 40th president at the Reagan Library website: ReaganLibrary.com.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Forty-one-years ago, on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot dead in Memphis, Tenn., where he was to lead a march of sanitation workers protesting against low wages and poor working conditions. He was shot in the neck as he stood on a hotel balcony and died in hospital soon afterwards. Martin Luther King’s assassination led to riots in more than 100 US cities.

James Earl Ray was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison. But he later retracted his confession and said he had been only a minor player in a conspiracy. However, his appeals for a new trial were rejected and he died in prison in 1998.

Ray was supported by some members of Martin Luther King’s family who believed the U.S. government might have been involved in Dr King’s death. Their case was strengthened in December 1999 when a jury in a wrongful death case brought by the King family decided the civil rights leader was the victim of a murder conspiracy. However, in June 2000 after an investigation the U.S. Justice Department said it had uncovered no reliable evidence of a conspiracy.

Getting from Point A to Z

Even the professionals in the travel industry rely on this website. Smilin Jack has whatever you need to get from Points A to Z and everything in between. This gives you useful links for assistance. The resources contained in this one website could fill a book.

Among this site’s thousands of user-friendly features: a link to all the major airports, airlines, travel assistance, flight tracking, a message board that updates you with the latest travel alerts. Want to know how long it will take you to travel between terminals at London Heathrow? Problems with passports or international documents? Here’s help.

Smilin’ Jack’s Airport Page is an Aviation/Airline/Travel Directory that has only quality sites. It’s easy to load and navigate and is the brainchild of Jack Irwin, retired 767 captain with American Airlines. The site honors Zack Mosley, creator of Smilin’ Jack, the newspaper cartoon that ran from 1933 through 1973.

Don’t leave home without it.

Mine came in the mail!

Mine came in the mail. Did yours? Last week I told you about Shelfari, the online bookshelf. This week, I’m talking about the slick, 48-page catalog introducing WNDSuperstore: Essentials, an impressive collection of nearly 100 hard and soft cover books, newsletters, alerts and DVDs representing the best contemporary conservative authors, and some who led the way like Milton Friedman, Whittaker Chambers, and F.A. Hayek.

I’ve interviewed an array of WND’s pantheon of authors on my radio program: Ann Coulter, Jerome Corsi, Ken Timmerman, Bill Gertz, Jack Cashill, John Lott, Jr., Nonie Darwish, Robert Spencer, Brigitte Gabriel, Joel Richardson, Walid Shoebat, Stephen Mansfield, Thomas E. Woods, Jr., William Federer, Joseph Farah, Christopher Horner, Reb Bradley, Bernard Goldberg, Brad O’Leary, Paul Kengor.

Elizabeth Farah writes, “As a news agency, WND’s job is to select the stories that will best equip our readers. That is also the job here at the WNDSuperstore – look at us as your personal library consultant… your personal guide in building your library of knowledge.” Knowledge is power. Avail yourself of it.

Hitting a milestone

Lucianne.com reached three million visitors this week, hitting a milestone. “3,017,305 visits came from 156 countries/territories since March 1. That’s a lot of eyeballs reading what you say,” Lucianne G. writes.

Lucianne.com welcomes registered readers’ postings of and comments on news articles, columns and commentary from legitimate, on-line newspapers, magazines and/or news websites.

Congratulations to Lucianne.com. And when you visit the site, Lucianne always appreciates it when you feed the ferocious bandwidth beast. Grrrrr.

Stumble this!

StumbleUpon allows you to discover websites recommended by others with similar interests. With a single click you can stumble upon high quality content matched to your personal preference. You tell the service about your professional interests or your hobbies, and it serves up sites to match them.

“As its name suggests, StumbleUpon helps you ‘stumble’ around the Web and find new content. A downloadable toolbar suggests Web sites and videos and learns your preferences as you give a thumbs up or down to what you see.” — Fortune, October 23, 2007.

A great way to discover interesting or informative web content that you wouldn’t have thought to search for.

Help for homeschoolers

The Learning Page, associated with the Library of Congress, is a terrific resource for homeschooling parents or teachers. This site is a teacher’s eye view of more than seven million historical documents, photos, maps, films, and audio recordings. You’ll find lessons and lesson plans, features and activities, and tips and tricks for using these collections in your classroom.

From Graceland to Z

The Navigator is an incredible resource, with hundreds of links to a plethora of websites. From the official home page for Elvis’s Graceland to the cool site of the day, you’ll find it all here. Features sports, scholarly, entertainment and culture interests.

Saving money

We’re all looking for ways to save money, spend smart, and hedge against a tightening economy, right? This site helps. Frugal Village is a terrific resource, with frugal money-saving topics in over 200 interactive forums. Frugal tips, laundry tips, cooking tips, kitchen tips, organization tips, beauty tips, timesaver tips, cleaning tips, and home remedies. Bookmark this one. It’ll come in handy as the Dow continues its dizzying descent and the market is predicted to continue its bearish behavior.

Blogger John Ruberry posts about how an Illinois city is using Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with its citizens. Just one more example of how the micro-bloggers are changing the face of communication.

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