Bob Weeks of Wichita Liberty has coverage of yesterday’s protest in downtown. Below is just one of the video’s Bob put together of the protest. For more video’s, see his special section on his website, “Wichita Tea Party.”
Americans for Prosperity Kansas is holding AFP Day at the Capital on Monday, March 9th. Events start at 9am and include a free continental breakfast and lunch, an informal presentation from lawmakers and a chance to meet legislators ending with a rally on the south lawn of the statehouse. A bus to and from the Capital is available for Wichita area residents. More information here or you can register for free here.
It’s another video Wednesday. Governor Bobby Jindal delivers the Republican response to Obama’s speech last night, Fox News crunches the numbers behind the Spendulus job creation claims, Santelli tells it like it is and the NRCC produces a wrap up of the Spendulus debate.
Kansas Meadowlark has two posts up today (here and here) that you’ll want to take a look at.
While I wasn’t able to be at the rally in Overland Park today, I was with you in spirit! Meadowlark has a photo journal up about the rally.
There’s also a great piece on KDOT’s new claim that 10,000 jobs will be created with our state’s share of “spendulus.” In short, many states are simply taking the average yearly wages of a construction worker and dividing it into the total amount of money they get, leaving virtually nothing to pay for construction materials and other costs.
I’d further point to today’s Capital-Journal article, where $2.5 million will be spent to buy new buses for Topeka transit.
That earmark for Topeka comes from $16 million set aside for urban transit, with $6.6 million going to Wichita, $2.8 million to Johnson County, $1.9 million for Wyandotte County and $1.9 million to Lawrence. A total of $14 million is going to rural transit projects, but those recipients haven’t been determined.
How new buses will create jobs is beyond me.
Yesterday a note on Michelle Malkin’s website alerted us to a rally against Congressman Moore’s support of the Porkulus Bill.
More and more people are getting involved, AFP has alerted their members, and Darla Jaye is talking with the organizer, Amanda, on the Darla Jaye show at 8:05 pm tonight.
You can get involved, too! It’s easy, just show up, bring a sign if you can (see Darla’s website for an example), and make your voice heard!
* What: Rally Against the Porkulus Bill
* When: Saturday, Feb 21, 10:00 am
* Where: Congressman Moore’s office, 8417 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park
* Why: Because it’s time for No Moore Pork!
* Who: Anyone who is fed up with overspending by our state & federal government.
Don’t live close enough to participate? You probably have friends in or near Johnson County – forward this link to them!
You may have heard it on Rush or Hannity or Shanin & Parks or any other number of talk radio shows today. Even if you did, it’s still worth 5 minutes of your time to watch it.
CNBC’s Rick Santelli and the traders on the floor of the CBOE express outrage over the notion they may have to pay their neighbor’s mortgage, particularly if they bought far more house than they could actually afford, with Jason Roney, Sharmac Capital.