Thursday, July 31, 2008

President Bush to Congress: Don't leave town without lifting the ban

From the Desk of: Steve Elliott, President, Alliance

Dear Robert,

Our message has reached the President!

According to the Associated Press, President Bush, campaigning to lift
the offshore drilling ban said "All the Democratic leaders have to do
is allow a vote."

He concluded saying, "They should not leave Washington without doing so."

Robert, pressure is mounting for this "do nothing Congress
to do something," and once again Grassfire is in the eye of the storm--
delivering petitions EVERY DAY demanding the ban be lifted before
Congress takes a break.

Do your part and sign the petition today:

Send a message to the Democrat leadership and keep the pressure on to lift the drilling restrictions!


Monday, July 28, 2008

Evanston Handgun Ban

From the ISRA:

Evanston Board Meeting - Monday, July 28, 8:30pm
Repeal of handgun ban expected to be voted on

The City of Evanston is expected to vote on a repeal of their handgun ban Monday evening.

Here is a link to the meeting agenda. The repeal of the handgun ban is NOT listed in the agenda, but is indeed up for a vote, according to our sources.

ISRA members that are Evanston residents or in the area are urged to attend. The City Hall is located at 2100 Ridge Avenue.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Emergency Petition To Congress: “Lift The Offshore Drilling Ban Before Congress’ Summer Recess”


Before Congress has the chance to leave for their summer recess, sign the petition. Actually, sign it today!


ISRA Alert - Wilmette Handgun Ban Repeal

From the ISRA:

Wilmette Village Board Meeting - Tuesday, July 22, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Repeal of handgun ban to be voted on, anti-gunners to be in attendance

The Village of Wilmette is expected to vote on a repeal of their handgun ban Tuesday evening.

It is expected that anti-gunners will try to make some attempt to sway the board to keep the ban in place, or to make it difficult and embarrassing to own a handgun in the village.

Here is a link to the meeting agenda. The repeal of the handgun ban is listed at 6.64.

ISRA members that are Wilmette residents or in the area are urged to attend. The Village Hall is located at 1200 Wilmette Avenue.

Let's hope that the Wilmette ban goes the way of the DC ban!


Monday, July 21, 2008


How many people knew that we were all going to be required to use CFLs? Again, wrong-headed thinking by the left is making life more difficult for everybody.

I wonder what would have happened if he had dropped that light...

Mandating a particular technology is always a very dangerous proposition. This will likely ruin the market for better technologies to come. Why bother coming up with something better and safer when you know that the consumer has to use CFLs? See, everyone loses...


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

The New Yorker Cover

No this is just too funny not to see:

From Patrick J. Buchanan on Human

For 48 hours, editors Rick Hertzberg and David Remnick fended off attacks, assuring media interrogators the cartoon's purpose was not to satirize the Obamas but to satirize the caricature of Michelle and Barack in the mind of the paranoid right. Remnick insisted to The Huffington Post, "It's not a satire about Obama -- it's a satire about the distortions and misconceptions and prejudices about Obama."
Apparently,Barry Blitt at the New Yorker was trying to poke fun at the "conservatives' image of B. Hussein Obama and his wife". Unfortunately (for him), his attempt at satire has backfired in a big way.


Demand Congress take Immediate Action to Lower Gas Prices!

Here's another petition demanding that Congress take Immediate Action to Lower Gas Prices!



Democrats in Congress REFUSE to hold a vote on drilling for more oil in America.

Nancy Pelosi has promised to send Congress home for a month-long vacation WITHOUT PASSING AN ENERGY BILL to lower gas prices.

The Democrat Majority is putting their extremist ideology ahead of common-sense solutions.

We, the American people who are paying a national average of more than $4 per gallon of gas, demand Democrats in Congress VOTE NOW!

Were up against a battle here. Here's an excerpt from Nancy Pelosi's most recent CNN interview:
The House speaker has faced heavy criticism from House Republican leader John Boehner, who is leading a congressional delegation to ANWR this weekend and has said Pelosi's action does not adequately address the problem.

He's also said Pelosi is leading the moderate faction of her party "off a cliff" by refusing to allow a vote in the House on offshore drilling.

"Just because John Boehner, who is my friend, has my respect, says it doesn't make it so," she responded, reiterating that she will block any vote to allow lifting the ban.
Read the rest here:


Dear Congress: No recess until the drilling ban is lifted

I just signed a petition demanding that Congress lift the federal ban on offshore drilling immediately -- before they take their month-long summer break. Members of Congress are doing nothing while gas prices soar. Let's put their feet to the fire! Join me in signing here:

Here's more on the issue (from

It is outrageous that as gas prices have soared for months, Congress has done nothing. Unlike Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the big government liberals, we don’t want our government to solve our problems -- we just want the government to get out of the way!

And right now, Congress is the last blockade stopping more offshore drilling.

This is absolutely urgent. Again, your Senators and Representative will soon be leaving D.C. for a long, summer recess.

We must band together and demand action...


Sign the petition now:

Also, please continue to support the "Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less." campaign.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

I told McCain/Obama: 'I Object!'

I just signed a Citizen Letter opposing the appearances by John McCain and Barack Obama before a group called "La Raza," which is Spanish for "The Race." La Raza has pushed for the rights of illegal aliens and given legitimacy to radical, anti-American ideals.

Please join me in this Citizen Letter of protest by going here: