Bachmann to Announce Candidacy in Greenville

June 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Events, US Politics

Michelle Bachmann
According to the Greenville County GOP, Republican Michelle Bachmann will announce her candidacy for President on June 29th.

A tea party favorite, she will be hosting the event at the Magnolia Park Shopping Center (former Greenville Mall) at 3 pm.

Upcountry Conservative Coalition Tea Party

April 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Events

On Saturday, April 17th, the Upcountry Conservative Coalition will be hosting a Tea Party at the Bilo Center in Greenville, SC.  The festivities start at noon and the speaker list is loaded.  Don’t forget, this similar event last year had estimates of almost 10,000 people  See details below.

Featured Speakers:
Former US Congressman Tom Tancredo, (R-CO)
U.S. Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX)
Former Governor Gary Johnson, (R-NM)
Jerome Corsi
Tom DeWeese, President, American Policy Center
Master of Ceremonies: Bob McClain, WORD-FM

Additional Speakers
John Steinberger, SC Fair Tax
Jared Fuller, Southeastern Director, Young Americans for Liberty
Rex H. McTyeire, (Ret.) US Arm Special Forces, Board of Directors Oathkeepers
Thomas W. Kendall, Sr., MD, local physician
Dan Gonzales, Constitution Party
Ashley Landess, President, South Carolina Policy Council

Steve Dore
Jeremy Guider
Billy Blaze
Christiana and Lise Kendall

Boiling Springs Tax Day Tea Party

April 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Events

The Boiling Springs Tea Party will be hosting their Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, 2010 from 4pm – 7pm at the Boiling Springs Community Park.

Speakers Include:
Doug Gray (Marshall Tucker Band)
SC State Sen. Shane Martin
SC State Sen. Lee Bright
Joe Dill (Greenville County Council)
Willis Meadows (Greenville County Council)
Larry Bateman (Westiview Precint B President)
Mike Brady
Christina Jeffrey
Curtis Loftis (Candidate for SC Treasurer)
Pastor George Lucas

Who Likes Green Tea?

April 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Opinion

Things are bad enough and it seems we get a daily dose of change we’d prefer not to believe in.  So how are we supposed to fight back? At the ballot box? Is that enough? Not any more, which is why Tea Party groups have been popping up all over the nation.

Many now rely on these groups to provide us with information and to help organize us.  Unfortunately, many of these groups have become self-serving, looking to make a profit on those who follow, or to push a hidden agenda or candidate on us.

This is why those who are in leadership positions must work to maintain credibility.  They must step up and represent us at a time when many of us feel we have completely lost our representation in government.  When our Tea Party leaders lose credibility, then where are we left to turn?

Unfortunately, I find myself in that position as our local Tea Party group lost credibility some time ago.  They continue to push a “friend” as a candidate even though the candidate is a career politician who has run for nearly every electable position imaginable and cannot win at any level.

As if pushing a bad candidate is not enough, now they are pushing bad information on people.  It’s like this; people are frightened, and for good reason.  There is nothing good about the Health Care Bill, but if we have any hope of fighting back on this stuff, we need to be well-informed, not misinformed.

To take frightened people and push bad information on them, frightening them even more is just completely irresponsible.  This is not how a proper leader behaves and one must wonder if these scare tactics are not just designed to help push their “friend” the candidate.  Engineered to make those following feel so helpless, they can do nothing, so they must vote for who they are being told to vote for.

Even though this Tea Party has largely lead people to believe everyone must be micro-chipped in the next three years, this language does not exist in the Bill.  The language they point to is this:

“The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that … is or has been used in or on a patient…”

Guess what? There are already medical registries.  Bunches of them.  Cardiac devices are one example of medical devices which are tracked in a registry by groups like the American College of Cardiology.  There are many states that also have registries.  This is how they know how effective a regular cardiac stent is compared to a medicated stent for example.

Maybe the government is planning to micro-chip us all in three years, but if they are, it is not in this Health Care Bill.  Time for new Tea Party leadership as we desperately need credible folks willing to arm us with the facts, not serve their own interests or that of their “friends.”

Spartanburg Tea Party Meeting

March 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Events, Press Release

Spartanburg Tea Party Meeting March 9 at Westside Library
Contact: Karen Martin – 864.249.0305
For Immediate Release: March 2, 2010

Spartanburg, SC — The Spartanburg Tea Party will hold its first meeting next Tuesday, March 9th at 7:00 PM at the Westside Library. The address is:

525 Oak Grove Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301-3538
(864) 574-6815

Directions: From Spartanburg, take Reidville Road, cross Interstate 26, then take a right at the third light onto Oak Grove Road. The branch will be on the right.

The hour long meeting will have the following agenda:

    1. Introductions and areas of interest/expertise
    2. Issues you’d like to see the Spartanburg Tea Party focus on
    3. Planning for Tax Day Tea Party in Spartanburg on April 15, first order of business will be to select a location, please bring suggestions

We look forward to meeting folks in the Spartanburg area! Please spread the word to friends and family who may want to join us. Any questions between now and next Tuesday, email

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