Perriello Protest

As you are probably aware, Friday night the Congress of the United States of America passed one of the largest tax increases in our history. They didn’t call it a tax it was called the Clean Energy and Security Act or Cap and Trade. But make no mistake this is going to be the costliest piece of legislation to affect the American public in decades. This bill will cost millions of jobs and over the next 10 years energy costs will go through the ceiling. Because of this bill and its’ amendments home owners in the future will not be able to sell their homes until they have an energy audit to make sure the house meets government standards.

Our 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello despite thousands of phone calls voted for this unconstitutional piece of legislation. Because of this vote I am asking anyone who is available to join me at Perriello’s Charlottesville office at 313 2nd Street SE, Suite 112 on Thursday July 2nd at 4 PM to show the Congressman that we will not put up with his destruction of the American way of life. Bring signs and an attitude.

Also don’t forget to register for the July 4th Tea Party further down this page.

FYI: Here is a link to the top twenty donors for Tom Perriello’s Campaign.


23 Responses to “Perriello Protest”

  1. paige Says:

    I can’t make the office protest… but we were thinking about showing up @ Monticello on Saturday morning. Wondering if anyone else is interested in going?

    • blueridgeguy Says:

      Having been at Monticello last year when Pres. Bush was there I myself do not recommend protesting at the Nationalization Ceremony. I look at that event as being non-political and did not appreciate the anti-Bush protests. I felt it was inappropriate for the occasion. Having said that I have little doubt that Perriello will turn his address into a campaign speech. That is exactly what he did at the Earlysville Veterans Day Celebration. The Congressman has been invited to our July 4th event and if he shows you can always confront him there.

      • The Bear Says:

        Blue Ridge Guy, I don’t know how to post this thing on a blog, so if you could help me out, I’d appreciate it.

        Suggestion to Jeff Area members – Let’s refer to Perriello as “One-Term Tommy”

  2. blueridgeguy Says:

    I like it.

  3. paige Says:

    good point blueridgeguy… thank you.

  4. Stephen Says:

    Please create a map for the exact location of the gathering on The 4th. Thanks. You are all doing a great job.

  5. Bruce Says:

    Pitchfork…How’s that for a sign

  6. TJ Forever! Says:

    Hmmmmm! I thought the Tea Parties were supposed to be non-partisan!

  7. Brad Says:

    The Perriollo Protest of “One-Term Tommy” turned out to be great! The coward, who had to know it was happening, decided to hide out instead of answering to his constituents about his vote.

    I am looking forward to the tea party on the 4th! I hope there is an even better turn out than the last one in April!

    America the GREAT….but not for long if we don’t continue to fight!

  8. FairisFair Says:

    So you feel as though choosing a photo of the Congressman with a beard when he came back from helping poor people in Afghanistan is fair because you want him to look different? You can certainly disagree but have some integrity with your argument. To folks that may have been independent on this issue, you just lost all your credibility.

    • blueridgeguy Says:

      That picture came off of Mr. Perriello’s website. So why the problem.

    • TJ Forever! Says:

      Agree with you FairsFair! Here’s another good opinion by a conservative journalist, Michael Gerson, on Cap and Trade:

    • FairisFair Says:

      I would certainly agree with you blueridge if it was actually on his congressional website. I went extensively to look and couldn’t find it. Please provide a link. I have to say though, you all have a choice to be fair or to be make a choice to choose a photo that isn’t close to what he looks like to make him look foreign and “different.” That is your decision of whether to debate according to the merits of the argument or to throw in images to create appearances. If I had seen one person of color in your demonstration then or today I would not be as concerned but frankly it must be noticed that there are very few non-white folks in any of these tea party demonstrations. I hope that you all ask yourselves, why is that the case and is that healthy?

  9. blueridgeguy Says:

    TJ Forever, do you read any other paper besides the Pravda On the Potomac. Try reading something a little more balanced like the Wall Street Journal.

    • TJ Forever! Says:

      Thanks! I scan many sources and form my own opinion. Usually the one’s who claim “fair and balanced” have an obvious bias. I’ll take a look at what the Journal says about Cap and Trade:
      “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” TJ

  10. TJ Forever! Says:

    While scanning the WSJ, I came across this piece on President Jefferson and a cryptic message sent to him in 1801. Happy Fourth of July everyone!

  11. Sandy Says:

    Perriello made his own statements just a day or so before the protest. He claimed that he voted for national security, and getting the US off foreign oil. He has pushed for Green Jobs in the area (where are they by the way?) and is very proud of his position on rewiring America. One question for One Term Tommy- Do you realize you just insured more foreign oil purchases for the US? Alternative energies are not anywhere there yet, and, we can not stop using oil overnight, or even in the near future. He voted against us drilling for oil/gas in the US, he voted against the creation of real jobs, he voted for the biggest tax increase in US history, he voted for the biggest power grab by the Government in the Chavez style. I don’t care what party you are from, if you support this little man, you are either easily led, apathetic, or just a downright dumded down idiot. Hey One Term Tommy, I like green too, I would prefer to see more of it in my payheck.

  12. blair Says:

    “I’m just wondering why the protests now. ”

    Same could be said on the left. Why no protests now and so many last year? They don’t feel the urgency. Same reason for protesting now. We feel like it. Funny thing about a right- you can do it or not do it anytime you want.

    • TJ Forever! Says:

      Blair, When I asked the question why now, I wasn’t questioning your right to assemble and protest. I was asking where you all were for the last eight years when debt was mounting under Bush and when a recent stimulus package was passed through him? We’re all concerned about rising national debt and what the proper level of taxation should be in our respresentative democracy.

      • rugrat Says:

        Thanks for speaking out on that, TJ, because I was wondering the same thing. Bush walked into a budget surplus, and left with the greatest debt in US history. Where were the Tea Partiers when we were blowing over 700 billion dollars on an illegal war in Iraq.

        I’m not questioning the right to assemble, but I know that I’m not the only one I sees the irony of of a group of people demanding no taxes while assembling in a public square or park maintained by taxpayer money. Would they prefer to assemble on private property (and pay a hefty entrance fee to boot)

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