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Baby steps: Instapundit finally pushing my two year old idea to ask politicians tough questions on video - 04/19/09

... or other politicians; see the question authority page for the overview and an action plan. Basically it's a Joe the Plumber type of idea, albeit with JTP replaced by "Pete the Prosecutor" or "William the Wonk".

Jan Schakowsky: tea parties are "despicable". Here's how to affect her political career - 04/18/09

... the basic action plan in the question authority summary. One of the best questions you can ask is the one in the DREAM Act summary; Schakowsky isn't a co-sponsor of the 2009 version, but she did co-sponsor the 2007 version. If she tries to bluff her way out of it by claiming that there's some difference between the 2009 and 2007 versions, point out that both will have the same impact of allowing...

Sen. Blanche Lincoln thanks you for your input on the SAVE Act, will be in touch - 04/11/09

On the attached video, Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln responds to citizen input on the SAVE Act and her related push to increase volunteerism. This is part of the Youtube effort called "Senate Hub" in which users submit questions which are then answered by various senators (youtube.com/user/senatehub). At post time there doesn't appear to be much happening there; no questions are viewable...

WeAreChange "reporter" arrested for trying to ask Mayor Mike Bloomberg a question? - 03/29/09

From this: WeAreChange founder and activist Luke Rudkowski was arrested at the Hilton Hotel on Manhattan [March 28] for attempting to question New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about his refusal to pay for the health care of 9/11 first responders. Rudkowski had Infowars press credentials and a video camera when he was singled out by Bloomberg’s security in the lobby of the hotel located at...

White House is "Open for Questions": wants questions for March 26 online town hall - 03/24/09

On Thursday, March 26 2009, Barack Obama will be holding an online townhall meeting during which he'll answer the most popular user-submitted questions which they're now soliciting at whitehouse.gov/openforquestions The questions have to be about the economy, and this is similar to what they did at change dot gov. Some questions I submitted for that are here, and the results of their previous...

Ask Obama questions in Orange County. Tickets available tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10am in Costa Mesa - 03/16/09

Do you live in Orange County, California and can you get to Costa Mesa TONIGHT? If so, please go to the OC Fair and Event Center at 88 Fair Drive and get tickets to a townhall that Barack Obama will be conducting on Wednesday. Per this, you should Enter at Gate 1 or Gate 10 and park in Lot A. After getting tickets, get ready to try to ask this question. Try to get video of his response; although...

Regional White House Forums on Health Care Reform visiting California, Iowa, MI, NC, VT; ask questions - 03/06/09

Later this month and in April, the Barack Obama administration will be conducting "Regional White House Forums on Health Care Reform" in California, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina and Vermont [1]: In keeping with the Obama administration’s commitment to a transparent, accountable government, the forums will be an opportunity for Americans from all over the country to voice their concerns and...

Colorado: discredit Peter Groff over in-state tuition for illegal aliens (bill passes Senate committee) - 03/06/09

Colorado state senator Chris Romer is pushing for that state to give in-state tuition to illegal aliens, and yesterday his bill passed a state senate committee (link). CO senate president Peter Groff is quoted as saying: "For me, this is a moral issue, that we should not shackle the future of children because of the sins of their fathers." If you oppose this bill, one of the best ways to fight it...

Luis Gutierrez' "National Family Unity Tour" to pull heartstrings in support of illegal immigration; ask him a question - 02/25/09

Rep. Luis Gutierrez is conducting a nationwide tour where he and his friends will be visiting churches and conducting townhall meetings from coast to coast to push for comprehensive immigration reform. The schedule is below, and what I need you to do is organize a local effort to go to one of these events and make him look bad on video by asking him a tough question designed to show that he's...

Ask this stimulus bill question (illegal aliens taking jobs from U.S. citizens) - 02/15/09

Please go to a public appearance of a political leader who supports the stimulus plan and ask them the following question. Feel free to modify it to match your speaking style, and if you can find a quicker way to state this question please leave it in comments: Version 1: Obama says that the stimulus bill will save or create millions of jobs. Whatever the exact number, there will still be...

How to stop the stimulus bill: ask tough questions (and I'll help) - 02/09/09

If you want to stop the stimulus plan, the most effective way is to publicly embarrass one of its nationally-known supporters on video by asking them a series of tough, "prosecutorial-style" questions. When uploaded to Youtube and similar sites, that video would get hundreds of thousands or millions of views. It would have an impact on the career of the person who was asked those questions, and...

Immigration questions for Republicans ("reform", amnesty, etc.) - 01/21/09

Here are some non-politician-specific questions for Republicans or conservatives regarding amnesty, comprehensive immigration reform, illegal immigration, and so on. More questions will be added to this list over time. Please go to public appearances by politicians or political leaders, ask them these questions on video, and then upload their response to video sharing sites. Create a flier to be...

Change.gov Round 2: Ask Obama stupid questions, get stock responses - 01/13/09

Barack Obama's change dot gov has released their responses for the second round of their scam where they encouraged people to submit and vote for questions that Obama would answer (change.gov/newsroom/entry/open_for_questions_round_2_response). As with other popular voting systems, it was designed to fail, with weak questions being voted up while tough questions (such as the ones I submitted)...

Andrew Revkin/NYT: 11 weak science questions for Obama (dot Earth) - 01/02/09

Andrew Revkin writes the "dot Earth" blog for the New York Times, and he offers "11 Questions for Obama’s Science Team" (link). As one might expect, all of the questions are to one degree or another variations on, "Comrade Lysenko, tell us of the wonders of your system." About the only slightly tough question concerns ethanol. None of the questions challenge fundamental assumptions or expose...

More immigration questions for Barack Obama (change.gov Open for Questions) - 12/29/08

Barack Obama's change dot gov is starting round two of their "Open for Questions" scam (why it's a scam is explained here) where they solicit questions from the public at change.gov/openforquestions. In addition to re-submitting a question I asked in the first round, I just submitted four more. As before, I was greatly hampered by the 250 character limit, causing much editing. However, these are...

A tough question about the DREAM Act - 12/28/08

Please go to public appearances by any political leader who supports the DREAM Act, ask them the following question, and then upload their response to video sharing sites: You support the DREAM Act, a bill that would let illegal aliens take discounted college educations away from U.S. citizens. No matter how you do the math or whatever words you want to use, the bottom line is that the DREAM...

Questions for Barack Obama about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - 10/06/08

Please go to a Barack Obama public appearance, ask him one of the following questions (derived from a McCain campaign missive [1]), get his response on videotape, and then upload that to Youtube. If you can get a "good" answer from him it would have a devastating impact on his campaign. "Senator Obama: You got over $100,000 in campaign contributions from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and their...

Questions for Matt Yglesias - 06/21/08

Recently, Matt Yglesias of The Atlantic (matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com) has been posting a daily thread soliciting questions that he'll answer from his visitors ("requests"). I've posted a few comments to those threads without an answer, but that just means I'll keep trying. To be frank, the reason I do that is in the hope that one of these days Matthew Yglesias will let someone at the higher...

Three questions for the American Civil Liberties Union (Kevin Keenan) - 05/22/08

On April 24, 2008 I sent an email to the American Civil Liberties Union's San Diego chapter, directed to their president Kevin Keenan. I listed a few questions I had for them concerning the fact that they're collaborating with the Mexican government to in effect block immigration enforcement. Needless to say, I haven't heard back. (Note: See the first link for the details on the collaboration)....

Ask John McCain about his Hispanic outreach director, Juan Hernandez (former Mexican government official) - 01/25/08

John McCain's Hispanic outreach director [1] is Juan Hernandez, a U.S.-Mexico dual citizen and former Mexican government official who said the following in 2001 about Mexican immigrants to the U.S.: "I want the third generation, the seventh generation, I want them all to think 'Mexico first.'" He also said [2]: "We must not only have a free flow of goods and services, but also start working...

Can we get the presidential candidates to attend policy debates? - 11/26/07

The presidential debates so far have been a mockery of a sham, featuring shallow questions, few follow-ups, and even worse in the case of the last CNN debate. The following video proposes a new type of debate. Each candidate - together with their policy advisors - would face off with a panel of policy experts from across the spectrum. Those experts would ask the candidate a series of detailed...

CNN/Youtube: Don't ask Mike Huckabee this question - 08/02/07

Dear CNN: Please do not choose the following video for the upcoming GOP debates. If you ask Mike Huckabee this question, it just might end his political career, as well as showing the millions who watch the debate just how lightweight the questions the mainstream media usually asks are. So, to avoid you actually doing both a public service and your job, I urge you not to select this video. Maybe...

A tough question for John McCain (let's block amnesty) - 06/16/07

If you want to block an illegal alien amnesty, calling Congress is only going to go so far; many of our elected officials just aren't listening. That doesn't mean you shouldn't call, but an additional, even more effective way is to go to campaign appearances and ask tough questions, and then publicize the response. The goal is to discredit politicians and have an impact on their careers. That's...

Dr. Richard Land wants to hear from you about immigration matters - 03/29/07

Dr. Richard Land is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and earlier today he appeared with Senator Teddy Kennedy and others at a Washington DC press conference to support immigration "reform" (aka a massive amnesty): "...We also have a Biblical mandate to act compassionately for those that are in needm, Matthew 25... To love our neighbors as ourselves. Matthew 22. And to do onto...

Can Barack Obama answer this? - 02/25/07

... questions he's been asked, and see question authority for an action plan to finally get politicians asked real questions.

Barack Hussein Obama brings mania to Los Angeles - 02/20/07

Barack Obama Mania visited near-South Los Angeles earlier today, as the presidential candidate delivered a stock speech before a few hundred supporters at the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex. The speech was held outside in the bleachers of a softball field, and that made it a bit difficult to get a good photo. About the only Los Angeles-specific part of the speech involved him promoting finding...

Jorge Castaneda, Fifth Columnists, and the Los Angeles Times - 10/05/06

Yesterday former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda spoke as part of the Los Angeles Public Library-associated Zocalo program. I attended (after first going to the library where I thought it would be and then rushing over to the Music Center where it actually was) and was able to ask him whether Mexico had a "Fifth Column" inside the U.S. His answer was somewhat in line with what you'd...

Immigration questions George F. Will won't answer - 06/19/06

George F. Will was last heard offering a false choice argument on immigration, supporting the Bush line that we have to either give amnesty to illegal aliens or conduct mass deportations. Now, he's back with "Calculating Immigration Politics": The cost of this, paid in the coin of lost support among Latinos, the nation's largest and fastest-growing minority, may be reckoned later, for years....

John McCain wants to know why he's wrong about illegal immigration - 05/11/06

One good way to reduce illegal immigration - or at least try to stop an amnesty - would be if Americans would go to appearances by politicians and ask them tough questions. Then, make sure that the question and the answer are publicized. As an example, think what would have happened if someone had asked a difficult question during this April 7 New Hampshire appearance by Sen. John McCain (via...

Floridians: ask John McCain questions he can't answer! - 02/20/06

From this: [Arizona Sen. John McCain] will be in Miami on Thursday and will promote a business-backed guest worker program and other immigration reforms. The Arizona senator will speak at "town hall" meeting in South Florida sponsored by the New American Opportunity Campaign. That group includes labor unions, business interests, Hispanic groups and other supporters of guest worker program. If you...

Blumenthal Book Signing Watch - 06/05/03

I suggest we rightie bloggers visit Sidney Blumenthal's various book signings and ask him questions. Two signings have been covered so far, with at least three remaining to be covered. If anyone knows of any other scheduled signings, please let me know. Here are the current reports in tabular form: Los Angeles, May 28: Lonewacko's report San Francisco, June 3: reason's report (reason . com/links...