There might be some kool-aid there but there won’t be much tea. I mean seriously folks, I don’t care how you spend your entertainment dollars but don’t expect me to buy into a “tea party” that you have to pay to get in, pay to reserve a chair, or pay to get your picture taken with Andrew Brietbart. Call it a night of fun around people you like or something but don’t call it a “tea party” event. Lest you think I’m picking on the PAC (that wold be Political Action Committee for my friends in Pasadena) that is organizing this event, I’m not – I’ve been against paying exorbitant fees for speakers from the beginning of this “movement”. If you don’t believe me, ask my fave teaper, Felicia Cravens of the Houston Tea Party Society. I said the same thing when they paid Joe the Plumber dude to come to Houston. The good news is that if you really want your picture taken with Mr. Brietbart, the price has dropped from $250 to $200 – hey, market forces I work. It’s still $500 if you want to have a drink with him at the Nightcap though.
Know “NO” – NOvember Meeting Saturday from 2-4pm
Speaking of Ms. Cravens, the HTPS is hosting an informational meeting on the Houston Ballot propositions. I know, it doesn’t sound nearly as much fun as listening to Laura Ingraham or Andrew Brietbart say the same things you’ve heard them say a thousand times before but this type of meeting is what HTPS is all about. I remember going to several of their small, in your neighborhood training sessions a year before the other groups received funding from the R’s and started their own meetings. If you want to actually learn about the issues, this is the place to be. I’ll be there because I surely wouldn’t want anyone to tell me I’m uninformed.
Clear Lake Area Republicans Fundraiser
Unlike the non-tea party advertised as a tea party, the Clear Lake Area Republicans tell you exactly what it is – a fundraiser, dinner, dance, and auction that you have to pay to get into. Sure, Michael Berry will be at the faux-tea event but he’ll be unleashed at the fundraiser. Check out the line-up:
Ted Poe speaking on National Border Security, Debbie Riddle speaking on Texas Border Security, Pete Olson giving a NASA update, Apostle Claver doing his thing and getting people fired up to vote, Michael Berry talking about why he’s Proud to be an American, and Jim Pruett speaking on the 2nd Amendment and how critical it is to fight every attempt to neuter it.
And, get this: the auction will include a Ruger .380 Coyote Special in the box and the box is signed by none other than the coyote-hunter himself, Gov. Rick Perry! Honestly – would you rather spend $500 to get your picture taken with Andrew Brietbart or spend it on a nice little concealed carry weapon? Hmm? You know you want that weapon, don’t you?
Well, you can’t try for it if you aren’t there. Click here to purchase tickets (I’m not sure how many they have left but they’ll squeeze you in).
BTW, this event is being organized by Daniel McCool, the same guy that created this video from Michael Berry’s freestyle radio rant:
Heh, I only brought up Daniel’s name so I’d have another excuse to put that video up.
Hope to see you at one or both of these!