March 22, 2015
St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation’s Chalupa Christened
Today, the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation celebrated the completion of the construction of the Chalupa. The Chalupa is the reproduction of a craft originally constructed in the 1500s, on the property that is today, the “Fountain of Youth”. The craft was constructed over a three-year period using materials and techniques that were available to the early settlers.
SATP Media Personnel Present to Cover the Event
The St. Augustine Tea Party (SATP) media personnel were present to cover the event. Guest speakers included, John Fraser, President Fountain of Youth Properties Inc., Peter Spiller, VP St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and Nancy Shaver, Mayor of the City of St. Augustine.
Father Thomas Willis, pastor of the Cathedral Basilica, of St. Augustine, presided over the Christening of the Chalupa.
Of particular interest was the introduction of the actual boat builders, pictured upper left with Mayor Shaver. Of particular interest to this publication is Tea Party member and Town Crier participant, Peter Royal, pictured far right in the photo. Peter Royal can be seen frequently on the streets of St. Augustine as a member of the Town Criers in the familiar red white and blue T-shirt of the St. Augustine Tea Party. However, today, Peter was proudly wearing the blue Heritage Foundation T-shirt. Mr. Royal contributed to the construction of the Chalupa over a two-year period. He started when the construction stage consisted of only the keel and two ribs.
March 21, 2015
Town Criers Awaken the Public Yet AgainA disinterested public on St. George Street turned around fast. “It was as if someone turned on a light bulb” said Lance Thate, Chair of the Saint Augustine Tea Party. “Like spring suddenly sprung and the crowd came alive.” This was the 141st trip for the Town Criers in the Country’s Oldest City. Once again, the cameras came out and the Tea Party Message was instantly posted to thousands on Facebook. The message is that the Tea Party Spirit is alive and spreading geometrically, in numbers, as our Muslin President continues to prefer alliances with the enemies of the United States, such as Iran over Israel, and sits back as if ‘beheadings of Christians’ is no big deal. Obama did say, in his autobiography, that he would defer to Islam in a conflict. Barack Hussein Obama’s true nationality and loyalty is not that of a citizen of the United States of America, but rather that of a Muslim sympathizer. Unfortunately, for us Americans, the Speaker of the House of Representatives is a coward…afraid to say what we all know…that Obama is on a political course to destroy the United States, on purpose.
Town Criers asked the crowd, “Obama or Israel?” There was not
one person who said that they preferred Obama over Israel.
Everyone knows that Obama has betrayed our allies and has joined
hips with his Muslim brothers in Iran. Prime Minister Bibi
Netanyahu sliced and diced our Muslim President and made him
look weak and, frankly, more Muslim than usual. The applause of
the Congress of the USA for
Netanyahu enraged Obama. He sent his lackeys to Israel to
attempt the removal of Bibi from office. Unlike Bill Clinton,
who sent Carvel to Israel, Obama failed and Netanyahu was
March 15, 2015
The American Retro-Renaissance of Stupidity
I must confess my wife and I mostly hibernated from the world all weekend. That means I paid no attention to anything, including the Selma 'memorial'. I took a complete break from the 'news'. This morning I am not surprised by the accounts I've read, accounts of how His Disgracefulness behaved at Selma. After all, he is the Supreme Leader of mice. Unfortunately, he is not the leader of Men, no matter how much he pretends to 'lead' America, and to where.
I think I may have reached my limits of incredulity. So, where to, from here? I am numbed; mentally exhausted with all the incessant, mostly-uncontested public stupidisms we cannot help but witness on a daily basis. If public stupidity could be turned to gold, the national debt would be dwarfed by comparison. The public stupidity of our time is oppressive, expensive, ubiquitous, anathema, poison.
America suffers from an unrelenting
national public dance of political correctness - stupidity, by
any other name - in which Americans are forced to marinate
daily, that whites are innately racist, that blacks are
incapable of being racist, that Islam at large is harmless, that
the national debt is nothing to worry about, that government is
to be revered as the Arbiter and Distributor of All Fairness,
that more government is always better than less government, that
the Founders and their Constitution are out-dated, that
Democrats naturally care and Republicans naturally don't, that
government will take better care of you than you will, that
conservatives are mean people, that anybody who has anything
must have stolen it from the poor, that America is an evil
influence in the world.....and on, and on, and on. It's all so