Monday, March 23, 2009

"We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

You know, I got some flak the other day about my new yard sign above, with comments from folks made nervous by the "Shot on sight" threat. "They just want to knock on your door and talk to you."

No, they don't. Read this story and I'll have some comment at the end.

Obama volunteers hunt budget support in Birmingham, Alabama grassroots campaign

Birmingham News
Sunday, March 22, 2009

ANNA VELASCO, News staff writer

Volunteers fanned out across the Birmingham area and Alabama Saturday to pump up enthusiasm for President Barack Obama's budget proposal in much the same way they did to win over voters during the presidential campaign.

About 30 volunteers in Birmingham canvassed shopping areas and other high-traffic locations to talk about the need for health care reform, an education overhaul and environmentally friendly energy development.

"If we don't change these three things in the next 10 to 15 years, America is over as we know it," Chris DeHaven, told the group of volunteers before they went their separate ways.

Obama's plan faces criticism from Republicans and others who say it's too expensive. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report Friday saying Obama's agenda would cause huge budget deficits, forcing the country to borrow $9.3 trillion in the next decade.

Those who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park in downtown Birmingham were urged to enlist others who share Obama's vision and to stay away from trying to convert naysayers.
"We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

The volunteers are part of Organizing for America, the same grassroots, national network credited in large part with Obama's quick rise from obscurity to president. Birmingham and 11 other sites statewide were part of a national push this weekend by Organizing for America to trumpet Obama's spending proposal.

Across the metro area, volunteers gave their opinions about why Obama's plan is good for the country's future. Then they asked those willing to sign a pledge of support for the budget. Supporters' e-mail addresses and other contact information were collected, to keep people engaged and to recruit more volunteers.

Leanne Townsend of Hoover also helped organize Saturday's event. She has been a member of the Obama grassroots network since March 2007.

"Our group in Birmingham has been very involved," Townsend said. "We're still very energetic. We all worked so hard during the campaign. We can't just stop."

OK, do we have the important facts?

Townsend says: "We can't just stop."

DeHaven says: "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

Anybody here still think my sign is out of line?

LATER NOTE: Courtesy of The Huffington Post, we have this address for Birmingham Blockleiter Chris Dehaven, who donated $943 to Barack Obama $943. He resides at 3072 Whispering Pines Circle, in Hoover, Alabama, 35226. Source:

Drop him a friendly note, if you like, telling him just how much fun you will have with his fellow little collectivist stooges when they come to your door. No threats, now. These are poor, impressionable "useful idiots." Heck, they probably don't even own a firearm. They might shoot themselves, don't ya know?

These kids grew up to be Blockleiters too. And Gestapomen. And concentration camp guards. And, eventually, most of them, dead and buried in shallow graves amidst the ruins of their country. THAT is the wages of collectivism, Mr. DeHaven.


A Texan said...

I guess that you beat me to it (not a bad thing) with reporting on this story. I first saw it on Free Republic. With your permission, I'd like you to post the link below so that other Threepers can see that there are legions of us elsewhere.;page=1#1

As for DeHaven, I understand that his family business is Dixie General Anyone there might wish to boycott this POS.

His Facebook site is:

Brock Townsend said...

I think it's perfect. On my father's farms, and neighbors also, there were signs that stated.

"Trespassers Will Be Shot On Sight."

End of story.

Anonymous said...

"'We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army.'"

Reminds me of H. Beam Piper's "Space Vikings" - Zasper Makann's People's Watchmen [Thugs]...

"He watched such a demonstration by screen; the pickup was evidently on one of the landing stages of the palace, overlooking the wide parks surrounding it. They were packed solid with people, surging forward toward the thin cordon of police. The front of the mob looked like a checkerboard - a block of civilian dress, then a block in the curiously effeminate-looking uniforms of Zasper Makann's People's Watchmen, then more in the ordinary garb, and more People's Watchmen....

"The police stood motionless; the mob surged closer. When fifty yards away, the blocks of People's Watchmen ran forward, then spread out until they formed a line six deep across the entire front; other blocks, from the rear, pushed the ordinary demonstrators aside and took their place... Without stopping, they continued their advance on the police, who had now shifted their stance.

"[The police]had nothing to fire with; they had only truncheons, no better weapons than the knobbed swagger-sticks of the People's Watchmen. They simply disappeared, after a brief flurry of blows, and the Makann storm-troopers continued their advance.

Space Viking, Ace Books, 1963, pp184-185.

Wretched Dog

Jay21 said...

I wonder if he understands we are not looking for a fight, and we ARE an Army.

Qi Ji Guang said...

QUOTE I wonder if he understands we are not looking for a fight, and we ARE an Army. QUOTE

That is ABSOLUTELY right. And we strive to protect our country and traditions, unlike the "army" DeHaven talks about, whose goal is to impose socialist tyranny on millions of people.


j3maccabee said...

Although, as my evil twin Parapacem pointed out, if THIRTY useful idiots were the greatest number that they could amass for their gathering, they might do well to learn simple math before making a public declaration of intent to commence hostile engagement. Like Jay21 says - we already ARE an army. And we are standing by.

Sean said...

Already had one of these slags show up at my door, in TEXAS! " Hi, I'm a community organizer, and I'm working to promote the Presidents' message on the enviornment SLAM! Went out and changed the oil in my car till the feeling blew over. You know, the RCOB stuff.

Respectabiggle said...

Okay, people. I'm trying very hard to maintain a very "Romans 13" attitude toward our government and our newly-elected President in particular.

But this stuff just keeps getting creepier and creepier. "When we have an army"??? Do they not know how that sounds to us?

Or do they just not care?

Vote For David said...

I think a gun in the face and some shouting might be a little more effective to get them to stay away from your door, than just slamming it in their face.

What, you don't answer strangers' calls at your door with a gun? Seriously? Wow.

An Arizonan said...

Heh. You made it on DailyKos! Congrats!

j3maccabee said...

Brother Respectabiggle -
There is another Scripture that comes to mind -
"Blessed be the Lord my rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for the battle..."
(Ps. 144:1)
- julian - (parapacem / j3 )