Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Students for Liberty weekend in Austin, Texas

Jason Rink & Adrienne with her tombstone.

Pre-zombie Shane McGonigal

Zombie Andrew Kaluza
(see the worried young lady on the phone?)

Helping Skyler turn into a zombie...

...Kelly added the blood...

...add false teeth and a wig...

...and we now have Adrienne & Zombie Skyler! =)

Hurry up everyone-

(even Lincoln said that the Government can go too far.)

-we have to start the Founding Father's Zombie Crawl!

How do you like my tombstone sign?

Kaja and Shane

Thanks, Shane McGonigal for this group shot!

The after party, upstairs at Austin's Pizza.
(Austin's Pizza donated 15% of sales to the Students for Liberty group )

We are so sorry that we forgot to take any photos at the Students for Liberty Regional conference, on Saturday.

(I stole this group shot form Kelly Jemison's FB page)

Andrew Kaluza, Jeff Fraze and Debbie McKee, Texas interim coordinator for Campaign for Liberty.
And this is the photo we have from Young Americans For Liberty Campaign Boot Camp (it was all day long). We only have it because as we were going to walk out the door, Adrienne said "wait! There are NO pictures from today!" Can you tell we were tired and had a long weekend!?!
Adrienne's post:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Protect our Liberty

"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."

-- Justice Louis D. Brandeis
US Supreme Court Judge
Source: Justice Louis D. Brandeis, dissenting, Olmstead v. United States,
277 US 479 (1928)

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Day Two Protest the banking system (and the wars!)

We were at the Fed from about 3:30 to 9:00 last night. We met some really great folks and had a good time visiting. I encouraged everyone I talked with to spread the message, especially to the Occupy Dallas folks, that's really what we were there to do.

A couple of OD guys came over and tried to get us to join them at Pioneer Plaza. They said there were only about 70-80 of them over there. We said come join us!! They finally did come (escorted by the police!) and stood across the street. We tried to wave them over, but they mostly stayed over there. Some of them were with us and some of us were over there. Don't listen to the media hype about this, they will marginalize us as they always do. Try to keep us from realizing how similar we are. They don't want us to join or work together!

We ended up chanting together a few times and they seemed to listen when Alex spoke directly to them (across the street with bullhorn). Many of the sign messages on either side of the street said the same thing. I suggested to them they chant "this is what America looks like" instead of using the word democracy!

All in all it was a great event. I personally didn't listen to Alex or any of the others, I just spent my time talking to the folks on the outside edges of the crowd and the ones coming and going and I passed out another 100 flyers. We had about 250-300 in attendance if you include the 50 or so across the street! I really wished I could have met and visited with everyone! And yes, I got a lot of "oh! you're Debbie McKee, I heard you on the radio yesterday! You sounded so nice, not like Alex!".

One photographer recognized Adrienne and said that a photo he took of her with her sign on Thursday went global/viral by that evening. It was put out there for news agencies, etc. to pick up and use and away it went! If anyone sees it PLEASE let us know where we can find it. Another time when we protested Bernanke's visit to Dallas a Reuters photo of her also went global. That's quite fun!

I encouraged everyone who could to go join the OD folks at Pioneer Plaza afterward to mix and mingle, spread the message. That is what is about folks!!!! If you have any free time to spend working on this, PLEASE do!!!! Find them and talk with them. Take flyers, DVDs, whatever you can.

It's about the message not the candidates, remember, the message is MOST important in the long run.

Debbie McKee
taking a well deserved break!
PS the strangest thing was that as the organizer for the usual End the Fed rallies, I always am the first to arrive and the last to leave, pick up the trash, etc. then the police leave. Well, I had to tell the detective we've worked with since 2008 that I had to leave and I'd encouraged folks to move on over to Pioneer plaza, but that was all I could do! So, there were about 40 people still there when we left and more trash than I could deal with, I did pick up some. As we walked by and said goodnight to the FED security guys, they were really friendly and nice! We also told the police thank you for their service. They were spread really thin this weekend because of the Fair, the Texas/OU game, Occupy Dallas, and us. I hope tempers don't get short from long, boring, but stressful hours. I told our detective friend that there would likely be a trickle of folks there off and on. I couldn't tell who or how many.

Occupy Dallas protesters...A man with us yelled: "Red rover, red rover, let Occupy come over!!!" =)

(Adrienne thought that this photo was interesting, so that's why it was posted...)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Photos from the first day...

...of Occupy Dallas protest & End the Fed rally.

brief report:

Adrienne and I just got back home. We were there from a little before 9 AM (first ones there) and left about 11:15 to make the phone interview with Alex Jones in my car phone booth. I didn't do a great job, but hey, I was very hot in my closed up car and tired! We had to work our way through the marchers to get to our car. DPD said they had about 300 people, it could have been more, we were pretty crowded on the sidewalk.

The Dallas Observer interviewed me. Lots of us were out there. I met a student from TCU who is involved in YAL. Many liberty minded folks seemed to just come because they saw the Occupy Dallas website. DPD set up barricades so we were penned in. That was rather an uncomfortable feeling.

As the marchers arrived I passed out my flyers (only brought 100) and said "I'm glad you are here, we've been protesting the Fed since November 2008!"

The amount of press was unbelievable!!!

They didn't hang around on the hot sunny corner very long before they started calling for marching on Chase bank across the street! They ended up mostly up the street a little way under the trees! We ALWAYS hang out where the traffic can see us!

PLEASE COME OUT TOMORROW!!!! Alex is speaking around 5:30. He said he'd share his bullhorn, but he doesn't realize I'm not the bullhorn type!

So, I need some back up!!!!

"Our troops are cannon fodder for the Power Elite."

"Looting U.S."

There were some great signs, some thought provoking ones. Like "what's our oil doing under their sand?", "Who would Jesus Bomb?" and "we want a Revolution - of thought". Several End the Fed signs!! And a couple of Don't tread on me! flags!!

My main purpose in activism efforts is to help people see what is really going on. Whether it's political campaigns or tea parties or end the fed. It's ALL about reaching out to help wake people up. The message is sooo much more important than ANY personality or election. Some will listen and investigate, some won't. Duty is ours, results are God's. Revolution means a change in thinking and I believe we can see it coming.