That’s Right Nate

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Still Crazy After All These Years

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Wow, this blog continues to generate a lot of hits and comments.   This was such an important part of my life at one time and I can’t bring myself to close it down, but I just don’t know when I’ll make another post here.   I have had two wonderful chances to become a professional blogger and I have taken advantage of them.   I have become involved with education reform group Laststand4children.org and I am the head of their Illinois chapter.  In addition to giving heck to lazy teachers here in Illinois, I do a lot of blog work for them.  I have also been added to Jack Kimble’s campaign team as he seeks the Republican nomination in 2012.  Please visit http://www.kimble2012.com if you enjoyed my work on this blog.   I just renewed the domain for another year, so I’m around and reading all these comments.   I think you’ll find Jack Kimble’s blog to be a lot like mine.

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May 20, 2011 at 5:44 pm

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Merry Christmas Gift from Nate and Congressman Kimble

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I apologize in the dust gathering on this blog.  I hope to be posting a lot more in the weeks ahead.   In the meantime, here’s a Christmas wish I whipped up with the help of Congressman Jack Kimble of California’s 54th District.

Come they told me pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
A new-born king to see pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Our finest gifts we bring pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum

Come they told me pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
A new-born king to see pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Our finest gifts we bring pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
to lay before the king pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum
so to honour him pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
when we come

Little baby pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I stood beside him there pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I played my drum for him pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I played my best for him pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum
And he smiled at me pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
me and my drum

Merry Christmas from the GOP
2 Years from now, you know we’ll see
See the election of Sarah Palin
See the day, when men of good means
Pay less tax, pay less tax again

2012, can it be
Everyone must be made aware
That the rich do more than their share
Do so much for their fellow man
Let’s cut all their taxes we can

I pray my wish will come true
For Boehner and McConnell too
We’ll see President Palin
See the day when men of good means
Pay less tax, Pay less tax again

2012, can it be

 

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December 24, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Get Out The Vote, If You’re Not Busy

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One of the most important institutions in this country is the right to vote. It’s the way for ordinary citizens to have a great impact on the course of the most powerful nation on this planet. There is nothing more important to the survival of the Republic than people making their voices heard…ordinarily anyway.

This time around, we’re at the turning point. Today Gallup released a poll that showed on the generic ballot, Republicans were ahead of the Democrats by 15 percentage points. Now, the good news is that a point in the Gallup poll is equal to a 10 seat pickup in the House of Representatives. This means that after tomorrow we will go from 255-178 Democrats to 328-105 Republicans. This means that we will have a big enough gap to overturn vetoes and even more importantly I will have 150 vacated offices to potentially choose from.

So please get out the vote if you can. When I realized the huge margin of victory we were heading for, I was kind of hoping to sleep in late, but as a politician running for a seat, the press wants to film me voting. Do your best to get out to the polls and vote tomorrow, but even if you can’t be sure to tune in and watch the victory. If low voter turnout knocks us down to 145 or even 140 seats picked up, it’ll still be amazing. [From Kimble’s Corner 11/01/10]

Wow, 150 seats!!  Being part of such a record breaking campaign has been truly rewarding to me.  Knowing that Illinois is well in hand, I was able to fly out to California for Congressman Kimble’s victory celebration without having to worry about the hassle of early voting.   This is big news and I’m not expecting to have another grabber like I did on election night in 2009.  I hope to be back to posting more after the election.

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November 1, 2010 at 6:47 pm

White Supremacist Group Distances Itself from Tea Party

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Calling recent activities by the Tea Party disgusting, the White People’s Brotherhood released a press statement today announcing that it was no longer aligning itself with the Tea Party or any of its candidates, “We have grown increasingly disturbed by the actions of followers of the Tea Party movement.  Our group cannot afford to have its name linked to extremists or the actions of a radical fringe.  This is not why we began supporting Tea Party candidates.  We might be white supremacists, but there are lines even we won’t cross. After the events of last night, I couldn’t even look my children in the eye when I gave them the white power salute this morning,” said White People’s Brotherhood Chancellor Ray Jordan.

Calling recent violence the actions of a few misguided extremists, Jordan never the less said the following incidents has left the organization with no choice, but to renounce the Tea Party:

  • The videotaped headstomping of a MoveOn.Org activist last night by Rand Paul’s Bourbon County Coordinator Tim Profitt
  • The unlawful handcuffing and restraint of a blogger by Joe Miller’s private unlicensed security guards in Alaska
  • Sharron Angle’s repeated calls for violent overthrow of the nation’s government if not elected

“I saw that young white woman get her head stopped by that Rand Paul volunteer and I thought, is this what white power is all about?  Is this what we’ve come to.  How do I explain it to my daughter?” said Frank Dorman the WPB member who had started a movemement among the membership to ask that campaign contributions be returned and support be withdrawn from the more extremist tea party candidates.

“We still share a lot of the same goals,” said Jordan, “the phrase Obamanation–that was ours.   It’s just hard enough getting people to listen when we explain white power, we don’t need this [Expletive Deleted] too.  I’ll tell you, the Tea Party was trying to highjack our movement.”

The White People’s Brotherhood is a rather small organization, but they may just be the canary in the coal mine for candidates like Rand Paul who have been counting on larger groups like Stormfront for donations and manpower this election season.   If bigger white supremacist groups follow the WPB’s lead, it may be a rough ending to what had seemed like a great election for the GOP and its Tea Party candidates.

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October 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm

300,000 Hits

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Congrats to all the readers of this blog.  Evidently, this past weekend we hit the magic 300,000.  So what happened Nate? What happened to the frequent updates?  Well, I’ve mentioned this before, but joining Congressman Jack Kimble’s reelection campaign has been time consuming.  Politics is not something that as a self storage facility owner and operator I never thought would be a calling for me.

Congressman Kimble has kept me extremely busy.  This past weekend he made the mistake of drunk robocalling 54th District voters at 2AM.  I love the guy, but that was one horrible mess to try and clean up.  I will continue to update this blog as regularly as I can, but I really don’t want it to become too much of a chore.  Of course, I am very much looking forward to this year’s 3rd annual Natie Awards.  With my reduced blogging this year, it may open up to many other candidates.

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October 18, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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It Gets Better

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It’s been a long time since I posted, but sometimes something in the media draws you in and compels you to comment.  This is one of those times for me.   I am posting with a message of hope.  There’s been some disturbing news about young people lately and as a role model I want you to know that it gets better.

A lot of celebrities have been reaching out to gay youth to let them know that their better days are ahead.   I don’t think there’s anything that I can say that Tim Gunn, Kathy Griffin, or Sarah Silverman haven’t said.  Instead I want to talk to those teens and young adults who have felt it necessary to attack their classmates.  Right now you’re in a lot of trouble at school probably and people are publicly scorning you because you’ve attacked somebody just because they’re different from you, but I want you to know–it gets better.

About 11% Americans identify themselves as belonging to the tea party.  That’s about 1 out of 9.  Even if you’re in a really liberal state like Massachusetts or California, there are probably a bunch of tea party members living right by you.  The point is, you’re not alone.   Join the Young Republicans or go to a tea party.  You can find friends at the National Organization for Marriage website.   You’ll be surprised how much support you’ll find.   It does get better.

As a teen when you haze, or punch, or name call the liberal school system will try to punish you for your intolerance.  As an adult when you work to prevent gay people from getting married, joining the military, or otherwise enjoy the rights of the rest of the population, you’ll be praised for your family values.  Better huh?  Calling a gay kid a fag may get you a detention in school, but David Barton is considered a man of God for pushing that homosexuality be regulated by the government as an unsafe practice.

So hang in there.  Don’t get desperate.  It’ll get easier.  Start cleaning up your image and maybe you can run for congress and then really have some fun.   The future’s ahead of you and it’s great.

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October 7, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Is Waiting for Superman Birth of Nation or Merely Triumph of the Will?

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I’m sorry I haven’t been posting, I’ve been extremely busy with Jack Kimble’s campaign.  If you google Jack Kimble and Jonathan Capehart you will see that we’ve been extremely busy.  I’m especially fond of the Christian Science Monitor article entitled Stephen Colbert, meet the heir to your crown as a comedic ‘candidate’.   OK, comedy isn’t quite what we were going for, but it’s a start.   Be sure to check out the Jack Kimble Store because we’re going commercial baby!

What finally drew me back was the movie Waiting for Superman.  Now as you know I’m quite fond of reviewing movies, but movies can be loud and crowded so I frequently find myself forced to review them before I’ve seen them.  Waiting for Superman is no different.  Every generation has a movie that shakes our conscious and I believe Waiting for Superman is ours.   In the hands of a skilled movie maker like a D.W. Griffith or a Leni Riefenstahl, movies can challenge us to question our beliefs and accept new ones like The KKK was only formed to protect the South from freed slaves, or the German people were a race of supermen, or that teachers were lazy clock punchers and the only people who truly care about education were a small group of union busters and mega corporations determined to look out for the best interests of our kids?

Who is it that challenges underdogs like the Walton Family and the Gates Foundation?  Why it’s none other than those powerful teacher unions that control so much of this country.  This is movie making at it’s finest–the kind of movies they used to make.  As I listen in the background I can almost hear the students marching to class now, ready to be illuminated by corporations with heart.   One of the big stars of this movie is Michelle Rhee who I wrote a 4 part series on previously.  You’ll find it here.

I give Waiting for Superman four stars.  Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called the movie “a Rosa Parks moment” and I for one think it’s about time that the  Gateses, Waltsons, and Broads refused to sit on the back of the bus.

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September 20, 2010 at 6:29 pm

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