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An email that begins "Dear Patriot" will include some crazy pro-gun stuff

I don't know how they found me, but a group called Western Representation PAC just sent the following email:


Dear Patriot,

Stories and photos from the Day of Resistance rallies are still pouring in, and one thing we know for certain: the desire to protect the Second Amendment has never been stronger!

Over the course of this week, we're going to share with you details about specific Day of Resistance rallies from all across the country, as well as our plans for what to do going forward.

Western Representation PAC is committed to fighting for the Second Amendment. By electing pro-gun candidates and holding their feet to the fire, we can ensure the protection of the right that protects all other rights: the right to bear arms!

We're going to need your support to do this, however, and that's why we're giving you an opportunity to proudly show that you support the Second Amendment as well. For every donation this week of $25 or more, we're going to send a free "Second Amendment - The Original Homeland Security" bumper sticker.

So please join us in supporting your right to bear arms and make your donation of $25 or more


Bryan Shroyer
Executive Director
Western Representation PAC

Re-live #occupywallst overnight raid: acoustic weapons, police wagons and more

Photo uploaded by Rebecca Trent to Facebook

For three hours (0120 to 0420), I remotely covered the middle-of-the-night police action against the peaceably assembled at Zuccotti Park in New York. My sources were location-based twitter search, citizen and reporter tweets, live web feeds, the NYPD police scanner and traffic cams. Here is everything I tweeted in a pretty Storify slideshow. (you can see the flat version here

If we're experiencing "class warfare," the rich have vanquished everyone else

via Mother Jones

With the top 10% of income earners controlling 2/3rds of the nation's wealth, with payroll taxes covering an increasing share of government revenue, with CEO pay off the charts as a multiple of the average worker pay and with half the members of congress being millionaires, it's abundantly clear that if we're experiencing "class warfare," the rich have vanquished everyone else.

"Warfare" requires both sides to be fighting. This is a slaughter.

I can't imagine a better time to throw my weight behind Tim Pawlenty for president

This may come as a shock to many of you, but I've been really torn during these past few months about who I should support in the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign. Obviously, I supported Barack Obama in 2008, but in 2012 I simply cannot put my weight behind a Kenyan. I'm sure it's a lovely place, but this is America, and I want to support an American this time, so I had to look to the Republican party.

On the weekend of May 20th, I decided to put my full weight behind Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. I figured, "Indiana never bothered anybody and seems like it's got a bunch of nice people," but then Daniels hit himself in the face with a door and got 16 stitches. If a man can't lead his face safely through a doorway, how can he lead America? One day later, he dropped out. This left me in a bit of a lurch.

These past few months have been tough without a candidate of my own. I've looked at the GOP field carefully, but no one was the obvious choice. Ron Paul is interesting, but sometimes he uses the name Rand, and I don't like when a man lies about his name. Herman Cain? No way. We already have a black president! Let's get some diversity in the White House, thank you. 

But late last night I awoke with a sudden clarity of mind. I thought, "America needs results, not rhetoric!!" Genius, right? I immediately typed this prophetic phrase into Google to see if I could trademark it. That's when it became obvious that Tim Pawlenty would get my vote and my support.

So a few moments ago, I visited T-Paw's real-time, up-to-date, super American website. It's beautiful!

I read every news update, watched every video and even joined his Pawlenty Action center! I filled out my profile, and told my Facebook friends about this great, results-driven man. I pledged to volunteer 3,000 hours for his campaign and unlocked the Workhorse badge! So far I've accumulated 204 points, 4 badges and sit in the top 7th percentile of all members, all in a few minutes. My only regret is in having missed the popular American Christian worship band SONICFLOOd at T-Paw's BBQ in Ames, Iowa yesterday.

But overall, I'm relieved, and the timing couldn't be better. It's great to know that I've just today discovered how I'm going to spend my next 3,000 hours. I urge all of you to join me and T-Paw. It's time for truth. Absolutely nothing can stop us now, T-Paw!! Nothing.