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Jeppie Barbour of Mississippi is in charge of the Mississippi Tea Party & the brother of Haley Barbour the Governor of Mississippi.




This Tea Party is starting to "smell"  of 1992 !!!!!!!   

When your at the Opryland hotel in few weeks tell Jeppie Barbour that his son  Henry was very polite when he was"monitoring" my whereabouts at the IBC 1992.    Oh and I know they got a little mad at me for “Going Rogue” , but now I hear it's Fashionable.  

Funny memory. Those organizing the chess game at the IBC 1992 did tell all the delegates to “specifically”  only wear red, white and blue (that way the puppet master could see our “hats” .  It was odd, some in the California delegation  showed up with bright neon hats. Strange,  I wonder how that happened.      


My “thought” this Tea Party once an independant group of radicals is now a tool to promote the Southern Good Ole  Boy  Agenda.their getting ready to infiltrate the republican party.   We all know the Mr. Steele is a prop.  At least he's got a good title.....It's sad.  The Good Ole Boy RNC string holders still haven't figured out the concept of "respect for all people". 

Marsha,  so many of the players are the same at this "tea party" and using this avenue to recruit and train young people that come from states that are known as "not necessarily the brightest” and the "blind following" is history repeating itself. 

My "thought"  why don't you just miss this event.   Maybe meet me for coffee???    We can talk about politics and "commen grounds" . I can even tell you how one of the "largest" employers in YOUR district is connected to Mississippi leadership and explaing the concept of "failure for power".  

Also, let's talk about a homeland security approach that would create "jobs" . 

???   Would you like to join me for a night of comedy at Vanderbilt and MTSU maybe they'll be some cute cars near the entrance of the auditorium.  Maybe after a discussion of Freedom, Prosperity and Peace. 

FYI -  Running for congress is NOT my thing.  It's just a plan"B".     

My hope is that I'll be busy soon working with a team creating a successful global corporate cultural community. 

One that willl be an example for future multi national companies and one that makes the office a great place to "be".

Call Me!!!   615-415-6675

Have A Great Day!!!!                         Sharyn
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Barbour contacts gain from recovery

Miss. governor's ties raise concern

By Timothy J. Burger, Bloomberg News  |  August 19, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Many Mississippians have benefited from Governor Haley Barbour's efforts to rebuild the state's devastated Gulf Coast in the two years since Hurricane Katrina struck. The $15 billion or more in federal aid the former Republican national chairman attracted has reopened casinos and helped resettle residents.

Among the beneficiaries are Barbour's own family and friends, who have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from hurricane-related business. A nephew, one of two who are lobbyists, saw his fees more than double in the year after his uncle appointed him to a special reconstruction panel. FBI agents in June raided a company owned by the wife of a third nephew, which maintained federal emergency-management trailers.

Meanwhile, the governor's former lobbying firm, which he says is still making payments to him, has represented at least four clients with business linked to the recovery.

No evidence has surfaced that Barbour violated the law; at the same time, the pattern that emerges from public records and interviews raises "many red flags," said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group in Falls Church, Va., that investigates the investments of government officials. "At the minimum, the public is entitled to a full explanation of the facts," he said.

Barbour, 59, who is running for reelection this year, turned down an interview request.

Mississippi records show that Henry and Austin Barbour, sons of Haley's older brother Jeppie, registered as state lobbyists soon after their uncle was elected in 2003. In January 2004, Henry, who managed the gubernatorial campaign, and Austin joined Capitol Resources LLC in Jackson, which represented such big-name clients as Lorillard Tobacco Co.

In July 2005, Capitol Resources signed on to represent Government Consultants Inc., a local firm that advises Mississippi and Louisiana on state bond issues. Deborah Phillips, president of Government Consultants, praised the work of Capitol Resources, saying Henry, 43, and Austin, 31, have "good resources."

After the Aug. 29, 2005, storm, Haley Barbour formed the Governor's Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal and appointed Henry Barbour as its unpaid executive director. In an e-mail, Henry Barbour says he took a leave of absence from lobbying while volunteering on the commission.

Government Consultants paid $65,000 for Henry Barbour's lobbying from July 2005 through 2006, a period that included his work on the governor's commission, state records show. Principals in the firm also gave at least $27,500 to Haley Barbour's reelection campaign in 2006; Henry Barbour is the campaign's treasurer.

Among the commission's recommendations was the sale of bonds to finance the Katrina recovery. According to state reports and figures provided by Government Consultants, the firm landed about $2.4 million in Mississippi bond fees in 2006, including at least $400,000 from Katrina-related issues.

All told, Henry Barbour's lobbying fees -- $150,000 in 2004, his uncle's first year in office -- rose to $183,000 in 2005, the year of the hurricane, and $379,000 last year.

In his e-mail, Henry Barbour said, "I don't have any role with state bond issues in Mississippi." Steve Pittman, vice president of Government Consultants, said in an e-mail that most of the fees the company earns are awarded by cities and counties, not by the state.

Barbour said in his e-mail that he worked hard "to help position Mississippi for the best possible recovery," adding that having "the same last name as Governor Barbour clearly puts a target on my back."

He said Capitol Resources decided after the storm "to not take any new, recovery-related clients."

© Copyright 2007 Globe Newspaper Company.



Everybody Knows About Mississippi Goddam

It's simply disgusting the way those corrupt Louisiana politicians are getting rich off Hurricane Katrina relief.

Wait... what?

Many Mississippians have benefited from Governor Haley Barbour's efforts to rebuild the state's devastated Gulf Coast in the two years since Hurricane Katrina...among the beneficiaries are Barbour's own family and friends, who have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from hurricane-related business. A nephew, one of two who are lobbyists, saw his fees more than double in the year after his uncle appointed him to a special reconstruction panel. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in June raided a company owned by the wife of a third nephew, which maintained federal emergency- management trailers.

Meanwhile, the governor's own former lobbying firm, which he says is still making payments to him, has represented at least four clients with business linked to the recovery.

Read the whole Bloomberg piece... there's nothing illegal, just the usual "whale-bellied southern governor using his power to enrich his clan" story.

Mississippi records show that Henry and Austin Barbour, sons of Haley's older brother Jeppie, registered as state lobbyists soon after their uncle was elected in 2003. In January 2004, Henry, who managed the gubernatorial campaign, and Austin joined Capitol Resources LLC in Jackson, located less than a block from the governor's mansion, which represented such big- name clients as Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.

In July 2005, Capitol Resources signed on to represent Government Consultants Inc., a local firm that advises Mississippi and Louisiana on state bond issues. Deborah Phillips, president of Government Consultants, praises the work of Capitol Resources, saying Henry, 43, and Austin, 31, have "good resources.'' Haley Barbour is "naturally not going to be disinclined to help those boys when he can,'' said Ed Brunini Jr., the governor's lawyer.

When he says "those boys," does anyone else picture Henry and Austin jumping the General Lee over a ravine and shouting "YAHOOOO"?


June 22, 2009

Haley Barbour's big week sparks 2012 chatter

Posted: June 22nd, 2009 01:04 PM ET

From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's term expires in 2011.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has a busy week of political travel ahead of him, sparking chatter that he's collecting chits for 2012 presidential run.

Barbour - a widely-respected figure among party insiders who will wrap up his second term, conveniently, in 2011 - is visiting a trio of important states this week, beginning on Monday in Virginia, where he's campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell.

On Wednesday, he'll work his southern charm up north in Bedford, New Hampshire at a fundraising reception for the state GOP. And on Thursday, he's speaking at another state party fundraiser in the pivotal caucus state of Iowa………………

Matt Strawn, the chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, said Barbour was invited to speak at their "Night of the Rising Stars" in Des Moines, in part, because Barbour knocked off a Democratic incumbent to claim the governorship in 2003. Iowa Republicans are trying hoping for a similar result against Democrat Chet Culver next year.

"Haley has a message that will resonate with Iowa Republicans, capturing a governorship and providing competent and common sense conservative leadership," Strawn said.

Barbour, a 61-year old native of Yazoo City, Mississippi, is a former lobbyist and Republican National Committee chairman who won the governorship in 2003 and was easily re-elected in 2007. Even with a Democratic legislature, he has governed as a strong fiscal and social conservative, although he did sign into law a cigarette tax increase in May.

He won praise earlier this year from many conservatives for opposing millions in federal stimulus cash devoted to unemployment benefits, which he said would force states to raise taxes when the money runs out. That stance is shared by McDonnell, the man he is campaigning with in Virginia today.

McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin said Barbour can speak about his "great record" on job creation, energy development, and education reform - three pressing issues in the Virginia race. "So as Bob talks about how he will lead in Virginia, certainly Governor Barbour's model is one to look to," Martin said.

Jared Leopold, a spokesman for McDonnell's Democratic rival Creigh Deeds, countered that Barbour is an "old-style" cheerleader for the policies of George W. Bush.

Barbour helped raise $250,000 for McDonnell's campaign on Monday.

The official line on Barbour's travel is that his trips are in his role as a prominent GOP leader and as the Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. The Virginia's governor's mansion is the big political prize of 2009, and Iowa and New Hampshire both have gubernatorial races next year.

But politicians - especially sitting governors - rarely end up in Iowa and New Hampshire by coincidence, and Barbour is considered one of savviest political minds in his party. He has already lent his voice to the National Council for a New America, a Republican effort help re-brand the national party. The group includes other possible candidates like Mitt Romney, Bobby Jindal and John Thune.

According to one of Barbour's longtime political confidantes, a 2012 run could be in the cards. But the adviser noted that Barbour is also a political junkie: as a former party chairman, he enjoys meeting with state parties and new candidates around the country to talk about upcoming elections.

"I think Haley is probably like a lot of other governors and senators who think, 'I could be that guy or gal who could lead the party,' and it may be that Haley is the person," said the confidante, who requested anonymity to speak freely about Barbour's ambitions. "But first-things-first. This year, and 2010, is first-things. Let's tend to those and then we'll see about 2012."







Reports from our readers. YOU DID IT!!!

Posted by teablogger on Apr 15, 2009 in Tea Party reports |

These reports are coming pouring into our inbox and our comments boxes from all over. Keep scrolling. This post is being updated about once every five minutes…and there are still hundreds of Tea Parties still in progress or that haven’t started yet!

Besides scrolling and re-freshing your page, click on the comments as readers leave reports there.

“New Jersey: Flemington (tiny town) 200+ regular folks stood in the rain and sleet for two hours and made sure their voices were heard…awesome turnout!”

“I’m not good at estimating numbers but it appeared that at around 500 people turned out for the tax rally on the lawn at the statehouse in Montpelier. I was suprised by such a large showing in a state that is so liberal. The rally was from 12;00-2:00. After the rally, demonstrators entered the statehouse while the representatives were in session. They were surprised by the number of people there!”

“I would like to thank the 300 to 400 people who showed up at the courthouse here in Montrose. We had a great day exercising our right to ]eaceful assembly.” (Colorado)

“Just got back from the one in Denver and it rocked! Way more people than I would have expected!!”

“Over 1000 people turned out at the Trussville Tea Party.”

“I was at the CULPEPER, VA rally earlier today and there looked to be 300-400 people. It was cold and rainy, but that didn’t stop a good-sized group from gathering peacefully and protesting. It was a good cross-ection of Americans and a good vibe.”

(Photo above from Nashville}

“The Tulsa Tea Party had THOUSANDS in attendance. See link for pictures.

“I just got back from a TEA party in Ventura, California and it was great. There were about 300 people assembled listening to speakers and another 100 or so people lined up on the streets in front of the Government Center. Not only were the protesters on the street invigorating, but so were the constant honks and cheers from the numerous cars passing by. It is apparent that MANY Americans agree with these TEA parties!”

“Glad I attended the event at the state capitol. Very inspiring. Pleasantly surprised by the turnout. Very reassuring to see that not everyone is being lulled to sleep by the spin put forth by our elected officials.” (Connecticut)

“The rain in Harrisburg, PA could not keep away a very patriotic noontime crowd. My tea bags for Casey, Specter, Rendell and Obama are in the mail!”

“We had about 500 people out at lunch time in Crystal Lake, IL taking up all four corners of Rt. 14 and Main St. I saw and talked to people that had never been out to a protest before.”

“I just left the tea party in Hammond, LA, there was about 100-150 people there. I was really surprised and excited about the turnout.”

“I attended the tea party in Nashvile at 12noon, it was said we had 10,000 but I’m not sure. I know it was huge. I am so proud that I took off work to stand to attend and stand against all this spending. Keep it up fellow Americans, this is our time to stand and defend our Nation, our Constitution, and protect the future of the next generation.”

“Massapequa, NY: approximately 300-400 tax day protesters at Massapequa Long Island Rail Road train station.”

Awesome pics!

“1,200 people gathered on the banks of the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, enduring cold, wind and rain to demonstrate their opposition to the direction in which our country is being taken.”

“Just got back from the protest in Bel Air, MD. Cold and rainy, but about 300-400 of us still managed to crowd the green in front of the County Courthouse to make our feelings heard. A call for limited government and liberty from all comers. It was awesome.”

“Attended a rally in Montpelier from noon - 2 . . . it was huge! I would estimate the crowd size to be near 1,000 people. I was amazed at the number of people who showed up in the middle of the day on a work day. The size of this gathering by Vermont standards was HUGE!” (Vermont)

“5,000+ at Denver Colorado Tea Party being reported by Denver Post.”

“The lunchtime Tea Party in the little CA town of Danville, which was not advertised (didn’t even get listed on this site until 4/13/09!) was EXCEPTIONALLY well-attended. At the busiest time I counted almost 100 participants!!”

“Thank you to all the people who came to the Tax Day Tea Party in Naples, FL at the corner of US 41 and Pine Ridge Road at 12:00 Noon today. I am told, last count, we had 3,000 people attend!!!”


“I went to a small local one here. The paper reported 300. The actual number was about 600 (I counted). The organizers were expecting 50. It was a street corner protest instead of a rally.”

“I just came from the Ogden, UT tea party. It was AWESOME! There was about 200 people!!! And it was snowing! You can’t stop us! Way to go Ogden!!!”

“The Lansing (State Capitol) Tea Party was awesome.. 4000+ people in attendance.” (Photo below from Lansing

“We held our Tea Party in Montgomery, Alabama at noon today….We were hoping to draw a few hundred people… 100 - 200 was what we hoped for, and we figured that 500 - 600 would be awesome. Our official attendance estimate is 2300 - 2500 people! It was AWESOME!!!”

“Picayune was a huge success. I was all ready to stand out there with the ten people who might show up. Turns out that upwards of 250 people showed in the sleepy town (not so sleepy afterall).”

“Just got back from the Colorado Springs Tea party. Talked to two cops, they both agreed that there were at least 2,500 in the park. Very peaceful and lots of great signs..”

“I too just came from the tea party in Pocatello. I was very impressed to see nearly 400 come out in support even in the rain. Keep up the fight my friends!”

“Mobile Alabama- About 1000 participants held a rally at Cooper Riverside Park demonstrating against increased debt by an ever increasing government and the taxes that it will take to pay that debt. Power of the People!”

“I went and there was a good deal of people at the boston one.”

“Looks like 3,000-4,000 patriot rally in Colorado Spring’s Acadia Park. I was so proud to be an American today.”

“Just came from a local tea party in Gilbert, AZ. Expected turnout: 50-100 people. Actual turnout, witnessed by my own eyes: 1,000-2,000 people. Listen up, D.C. - the people are speaking today - LOUDLY!.”

“1000 People at the Sarasota Marina Jack Tea Party at 12 Noon!!!!!!!!!!!”

“New Haven Tea Party backed up traffic for 5 miles in either direction as rubberneckers honked and waved

“500 people at wyomings protest in cheyenne, another protest at 530pm 2nite.”

“Canton Ohio. A crowd of 2000+ showed. I am stunned. All ages, parties, backgrounds!”

“Just got back from our TEA PARTY in Pocatello Idaho. We had a great turn out. There in the rain and cold we had 300 or so show up. A GREAT TURN out. A great beginning.”

(Photo above is an aerial of San Antonio’s Tea Party)

“I attended the tea party in New Port Richey Florida today. What a moving experience! A Wonderful gathering of Peacefull ,Sincere , and concerned people ,expressing their frustrations the way our founding fathers intended. the March to City Hall from Veterans Park will go down as one of the most memorable even ts in my 57 years.”

“reports have approximately 4500 in the early hours of an all day event in Boise, Idaho.”

“In our town of Salina we had over 500 people turn out this afternoon.”

“Just came back from the Oklahoma City gathering and it was AWESOME! Someone had set up 1500 American flags on the ‘mall’ in front of the Capitol, so as you’re walking up the street you saw a mass of American flags. The turnout was large and enthusiastic - much bigger than I expected! I am terrible at guessing crowds, but I’d venture to say it was between 5,000 and 10,000 (the media had been predicting 1,500-2,000).”

“2500 people in front of the Capital, Sacramento, 11:15 AM before the party even starts.”

“A crowd estimated at 400+ straddled both sides of the Burlington Street bridge at the Iowa City Tea Party!.”

“Greensboro, NC had upwards of 800 people at our rally (some estimates up to 1500)!”

“Just got back from White Plains TP. About 250-300 showed up and it was a spirited event.” (New York)

Photos from Cincinnati.

“Just came from the one in Tupelo 600+ attended. It was great.”

“I don’t see where we are to record the crowd size of our event. In Adrian MI we expected 100. We only put it on the teaparty and 912er websites. We had a total of 267! It was a great group. It was so cold outside and everyone had to stand in the wind, yet everyone had a great time and had good things to say.”

“Just got back to work from the Columbia Tea Party. Maybe 2,000-3,000 folks there. Lots of flags and signs and kids.”

“In North Carolina: Greensboro: 1,000-1,200; Charlotte: 700-1,000; Fayetteville: 300.”

“There was a pretty good turnout for the Tea Party at the Court House in Elko considering that it snowed the entire time. I estamate that there were close to 75 people in attendance.”

“8000 in Madison.”

“Here in Nashville we had basically 10,000 people in attendance. Attendance on actual Legislative Plaza was pretty definitively set at 7,467 and about 2,500 spillover on steps, sidewalks, the hill up to the capitol building and in cars circling and honking their horns (ala anti-tax protest from 2002) and who couldn’t find parking.”

“Fort Collins, CO at least 2,500 attended. It was Amazing, very divese and powerful.”

(Photo above from Madison, Wisconsin).

“Thank you so much for a great Tea Party today! Could not hear Grover Norquist because 3,000 people showed up!”

“Way to go Vegas. I just got back from the Tea Party at Sunset&Eastern roads. All I can say is that the party is a huge success. Wow! What a great turnout. I estimate,conservatively that approximately 5000 to 6000 patriotic Nevadan’s showed up for this well organized and peacefull demonstration.”

“I went to the one in my small town of Frederick, MD and over 1000 people showed up despite the cold and rain. It was definitely an event that impacted me in a way that I have not experienced before. Just being a part of that group of people who were standing up for themselves was so empowering.”

(Photo above from Pennsylvania).

“Harrisburg PA had around 4,000 to 5,000 on the steps of the Capital.”

“Went to the DC rally today. It seemed like a few thousand people between 11:30 and 12:00. I could only stay for a half hour, due to work.”

“Great turnout today in Columbus! Very happy to see there was such a good crowd in Tupelo. Let’s keep this ball rolling, folks!”

(Photo above from Oklahoma City).

“OKC estimates were around 7k.”

“…roughly 300 on a cold and snowy day here in Helena, MT.”

“700 in the hamlet of Hudsonville.” (Michigan).

(Above photo from Denver).

“I’d estimate 2-3,000 at what was supposed to be the ’small’ protest for the SE area of the greater Phoenix area. Downtown rally should be HUGE!”

“I was racing, tax returns in hand, to make the last pick up at the post office when The Beatles’ “Tax Man” came on. Smiling and thinking how prophetic the old song was, I rounded the bend near Pray Park in Waterville, Ohio (Rts 24 & 64), to find a crowd of people from this small village on the banks of the Maumee River, gathered in protest. Trust me…I’ve lived southwest of here and have driven this route for 10 years; I’ve never seen anyone at Pary Park, much less a rally like this. Didn’t seem to be organized; only an impromtu gathering of citizens. Amazing…they’re demonstrating what I’ve been thinking. If I weren’t so tired from trying to meet the filing deadline, I’d have stopped and joined them.”

“I too just got back from the Tea Party at Sunset & Eastern and it was FANTASTIC. They estimated about 2000 people there, but for every person actually there, there was also at least one car driving by honking in support.”

“Over 350 in Sault Ste. Marie, seems small, but this a huge turn out for a town of barely 13,000.” (Michigan)

“Just got back from the Jackson, Mississippi tea party. I estimate the crowd to be 3,000 people.”

“Hard to estimate because a lot of people arrived after the protest started, but Hattiesburg had between 700 and 1000 people.”

“2500 in Boise Idaho!!!!”

“700+ showed up for the Tax Day Tea Party in Corning, New York (pop. 10,000).”

” 2,000 in Appleton.” (Wisconsin).

“Just got back from the Reston, VA tea party. Excellent turnout… easily 400 in the pouring rain.”

(Photo above from Resistance is Growing.)

“Started out today at the Greensboro Tea Party. It was a great crowd, somewhere north of 1,000 patriots. Superb placement in the courthouse square attracted onlookers and curious downtowners. Fantastic mood and enthusiasm.”

“Went to the Livonia/Northville rally on Haggerty Road. There were between 300 and 500 people there.” (Michigan)

(Photo above of San Francisco from Daily Pundit.)

“Toledo was expecting 300 and we had around 1,000.”

“Just got back from the Plano, TX tea-party, was still going strong when I left. About 200 folks, ages 7-70, lots of flags, horns, and patriotism.”

“went to the Boston Tea Party ! where it all began.. fantastic turnout ! never knew taxachussetts had so many conseratives ! huge turnout Sam Adams would have been proud ! I certainly was.”

“New Jersey - Piscataway about 300- 400 people. Marched to the Raritan river and threw our teabags in. Today I knew why I have always been proud to be an American.”

“Although small our little town of Geneva, Illinois held a Tea Party today at the Kane county Civic Center. It was held between 4-6 pm and about 300 people turned out on a beautiful sunny afternoon.”

(Photo above from Denver.)

“Over 300 showed up to the Findlay, Ohio Tax Day Tea Party. The rain and cold didn’t deter people from showing up.”

“Just got home from Tea party in Hauppauge and it went well. I would estimate maybe a thousand people but hard to tell as they were pretty spread out. A lot of great signs held up to traffic along a busy Vets Hgwy and a LOT of honking in solidarity.” (New York).

“We had about 2000 - 3000 at the Tea Party in Louisville KY throughout the day. We had great media coverage and everything went perfect. No police harrasment, no anti-protesters, everyone was kind and organized. We made a big impact here in Louisville, Go Get’em America.”

“Attended the Longview Tea Party earlier today and it was announced that we had about 1,000 people. Not bad for a city of that size.” (Texas)

That’s it for this thread! Please keep leaving your reports and soon we’ll start another thread.

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