Semper Fidelis

2009 September 6

Be John Galt goes to a Town Hall! Go to about 4:20!

H/T: Thanks to David Kretzmann who made and posted the video.

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  1. 2009 September 6 3:47 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Thanks for putting this up, INC! You are the best!

  2. 2009 September 6 3:48 pm
    MFG permalink

    JR for Congress!!

  3. 2009 September 6 3:49 pm
    INC permalink


    Congratulations to Justrand!

  4. 2009 September 6 3:50 pm

    Sounds like the jarhead done hit a nerve. Hooorah!!

  5. 2009 September 6 3:53 pm

    Stand-O. Nicely done.

  6. 2009 September 6 4:01 pm
    fedupartist permalink

    We are Justrand!


  7. 2009 September 6 4:03 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Wonderful. Simply wonderful.

  8. 2009 September 6 4:17 pm
    conservativetony permalink

    Thanks for standing up for us, JR

  9. 2009 September 6 4:19 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I love my Dad. 😀

  10. 2009 September 6 4:21 pm
    INC permalink

    A proud daughter, huh?!

  11. 2009 September 6 4:21 pm

    INC is that you with the red hat?

  12. 2009 September 6 4:24 pm
    JustMary permalink


    Very. 😀

  13. 2009 September 6 4:29 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    We are the justrands we’ve been waiting for!

  14. 2009 September 6 4:40 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    God Bless the US Marines! Against all enemies, foreign and domestic!

  15. 2009 September 6 4:41 pm
    INC permalink


    Eph, I have red hair, but no red hat!!!

  16. 2009 September 6 4:42 pm
    conservativetony permalink

    I linked to this thread over at HA. I hope your servers can handle the load. 😀

  17. 2009 September 6 4:53 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Thanks, CT! 😀

  18. 2009 September 6 5:08 pm
    mulletover permalink

    That was a pretty well-behaved town hall until that rabble-rouser in the red hat got up. Then it got out of control.

    But the good kind of out of control.

    Great job!

  19. 2009 September 6 5:35 pm
    justrand permalink

    thanks folks. I said a few more things but after folks started cheering and he panned the crowd you couldn’t hear ’em. Still, it was VERY nice to see how many folks felt as we do. As I was leaving the hall at least 20 people came up to me and thanked me for saying exactly what they felt!

    more in a bit…Semper Fi indeed!! (and thx to my Darlin’ daughter and to INC for getting this up)

  20. 2009 September 6 5:38 pm
    justrand permalink

    During the Townhall someone in support of ObamaCare stood up and pointed out that Tom McClintock LOST Nevada County (where the TownHall was being held). He lost it narrowly, but he did lose it. The fact that the county seat of a County he LOST came out as strongly as they did FOR him and AGAINST ObamaCare speaks volumes about the mood in this country.

  21. 2009 September 6 5:42 pm
    INC permalink

    I think JustMary has now emailed most of the country about the video!!


  22. 2009 September 6 5:45 pm
    justrand permalink

    My sweet daughter is a gem, eh? 🙂

  23. 2009 September 6 5:46 pm
    INC permalink

    As I was leaving the hall at least 20 people came up to me and thanked me for saying exactly what they felt!

    You know, public speaking is something that many people are very uncomfortable doing. Looking at this town hall video at the people cheering and clapping, you really were speaking for many.

    The town hall phenomenon has been incredible. This is an historic movement, it really is.

  24. 2009 September 6 5:47 pm
    INC permalink

    Yes, Justrand, she is. I could hear her cheering all the way from Florida!

  25. 2009 September 6 5:51 pm
    janzam permalink

    Nice job Justrand!

  26. 2009 September 6 5:51 pm
    justrand permalink

    I just re-watched the video, and realize that the last couple things I said got cut off…either the mike went dead or the noise totally canncelled it out. But missing was me saying:
    “We ARE grassroots, and we ARE mad!” That was what folks around me thanked me the most for later on.

    The mood in the country IS changing…but we need to keep pushing it! The reaction of parents around the country to Obama’s “teaching moment” to our kids is very telling! I think we need a thread just on this topic.

  27. 2009 September 6 5:54 pm
    JustMary permalink

    I think JustMary has now emailed most of the country about the video!!

    The whole “Just” family has seen the video by now I am sure. I would have emailed our Nigerian relatives, but they all keep dying. Thankfully, they have been leaving me millions of dollars to ease my pain. Isn’t it also kind of them to offer to direct deposit the cash in my account for me? Yep! All they needed was my full name, ssn, and bank account number. So easy. I’ll bet the attorneys pouring over the wills to find my name are glad they have an email address for me listed on this site. 😀

  28. 2009 September 6 6:08 pm
    knova permalink

    “I think we need a thread just on this topic.”

    I had a question from someone on another thread. Since I live outside of DC I am giving serious consideration to going to the DC tea party on Saturday. (Got a race that morning, but should still make the festivities.)

    Is there anyone from this site going? I would be taking Metro in, utilizing YOUR tax dollars to subsidize my trip to ask for less spending and smaller government. Ironic and hypocritical, I know.

  29. 2009 September 6 6:09 pm
    justrand permalink

    btw, belatedly I would like to thank INC for the thread titled: “A Rabble in Arms”. One of my all time favorite schadenfreude moments of ALL time! After General Burgoyne made that statement he tried to march the length of New York to crush the rebellion! At the battle of Saratoga he surrendered to that “Rabble In Arms”.

    And the “army” he surrendered to? Mainly old men, women and children! They surrounded his REAL army…and he surrendered! Thousands of REAL PEOPLE, with primitize weapons, surrounded his highly-trained Red Coats and forced them to quit! Very few regular troops of the Continental Army participated!!

    The primary thrust of the campaign was made by an army of 8,000 men under the command of John Burgoyne from Quebec that moved up Lake Champlain and down the Hudson to Saratoga, New York, where the bulk of the army was forced to surrender after the climactic Battles of Saratoga in September and October.

  30. 2009 September 6 6:15 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Citizens of the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia: is this your next Governor?

  31. 2009 September 6 6:15 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Yes. But not just any rabble. An American rabble. The good kind of rabble. 🙂

    knova, I was thinking of going, but my wife is not too interested, and work may intrude at the last moment.

    I would have to take Friday off, and drive 900 miles. I just might be able to do so. But the fam tagging along would force me to take Monday off too at least, and I have a very tight work schedule starting sometime this week or early next week.

    So I don’t know. I’d love to go, of course.

    My plan was to hit the attractions too

  32. 2009 September 6 6:19 pm
    knova permalink

    “I would have to take Friday off, and drive 900 miles”

    That is a loooong way to come, and you would be a better man than me for it.

  33. 2009 September 6 6:20 pm
    INC permalink

    We are the rabble we’ve been waiting for!

  34. 2009 September 6 6:22 pm
    INC permalink

    I never thought of Burgoyne as a schadenfreude moment before!

  35. 2009 September 6 6:23 pm
    justrand permalink

    we are indeed the rabble we have been waiting for!!!

    Rise up folks…and wake up your neighbors!

  36. 2009 September 6 6:25 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    short backgrounder on Ron Bloom. What concerns me is this is yet another ‘advisor’ whose activities are not pro-capital/business.

  37. 2009 September 6 6:26 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    INC, he died a playwright, that’s schadenfreude enough. 🙂

  38. 2009 September 6 6:26 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Nice job JR.

  39. 2009 September 6 6:28 pm
    INC permalink

    Oh, wow, Dr. D., I didn’t know that. What a come down!

  40. 2009 September 6 6:31 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #32 That would be an awesome history lesson for your kids, RWY. History in the making, that is.

  41. 2009 September 6 6:36 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Hey, JR. Can you put a script up. I had a very hard time hearing you.

    Great Response.

  42. 2009 September 6 6:37 pm
    justrand permalink

    rwy…my offer remains: I’ll pay your gas money!! (and a McMeal along the way!)

  43. 2009 September 6 6:39 pm
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    can someone explain something to me ? if the marine was justrand, and the marine looked young, then how can justmary be his daughter with school age kids ?

  44. 2009 September 6 6:40 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Vitamins and exercise, Sharp. 🙂 He’s actually 77. True story.

  45. 2009 September 6 6:42 pm
    JustMary permalink


  46. 2009 September 6 6:43 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Justrand is 77? Get out. I thought he was like 55 or something.

  47. 2009 September 6 6:44 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    “…Old soldiers never die, they just fade away….”

  48. 2009 September 6 6:45 pm
    INC permalink

    I think you’d better duck, JM, if you’re telling people your dad is 77.

  49. 2009 September 6 6:45 pm
    JustMary permalink

    No, he is not really 77. 😛

  50. 2009 September 6 6:45 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    rwy…my offer remains: I’ll pay your gas money!! (and a McMeal along the way!)

    Thanks, but you don’t have to do that, bro. It’s really dependent upon what happens at work. If I don’t get the call until next week, I can go. If I get the call this week, I’ll have to go later, probably late in October.

  51. 2009 September 6 6:46 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    JM has had her evil streak going the last couple weeks. Jezebel.

  52. 2009 September 6 6:46 pm
    INC permalink

    She’s having you on. I think she’s off a couple of decades. From stories he’s told, he was in high school in the 60s and roaming Berkeley during the Vietnam protest era debating the peaceniks.

  53. 2009 September 6 6:47 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    yeah. He’s mid 5s.

  54. 2009 September 6 6:48 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    INC, just to give you something more to read. Dramatic Works of John Burgoyne. I’ll see if I can find the comedy The Heiress he wrote. Play made him a small fortune.

  55. 2009 September 6 6:50 pm
    INC permalink

    Dr. D., it probably didn’t take away the sting!

  56. 2009 September 6 6:54 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    It’s that good military living and training.

    I, myself, don’t look a day over 65.


  57. 2009 September 6 6:54 pm
    justrand permalink

    RP, the format was that they wandered the audience (over 1,000 people) and literally asked folks if they wanted to say something. Since I largely agree with Tom McClintock I hadn’t prepared anything (ahd had no notes). But the guy came by and said I said “sure!”.

    What I said was off the cuff, and essentially this:

    “My name is xxxxxxx from Clipper Mills (where our cabin is, but within his district). I don’t have a question FOR you, but a request OF you. I’m not a member of a Union or organization, and have never joined anything in my life except the Marine Corps. But I legitimate concerns, and yet every day I hear people on TV or on the radio calling people like me Nazis or evil-doers or some such. I want you to get back to D.C. tell them we are not those things, but just normal folks and we are fed up with tme disrespecting our opinions.”

    (or some such)

    when people starting cheering my last words got swallowed up, but they were: ““We ARE grassroots, and we ARE mad!”

  58. 2009 September 6 6:57 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    what? No Macho man Randy Savage impersonation!

    “Whatcha gonna dooo, commies? When the Macho man runs wiiild on yoooo?”

  59. 2009 September 6 6:58 pm
    justrand permalink

    If I can find a Sharpie then Justmary is officially cut out of whatever “Will” I might have had! 👿

    for the record I am 58…sad but true! Justmary, on the other hand, was conceived by me when I was but 1 year old!! and thus is a well-preserved 57!!

    Even then I was a miracle of modern science!! 🙂

  60. 2009 September 6 6:59 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    INC, here ya go. ‘The Heiress’ is the first piece in the compilation.

  61. 2009 September 6 7:00 pm
    INC permalink

    Thanks, Dr. D.!

    JM, I told you, you’d better duck!

  62. 2009 September 6 7:03 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    for the record I am 58…sad but true! Justmary, on the other hand, was conceived by me when I was but 1 year old!! and thus is a well-preserved 57!!

    Weird Science indeed!

  63. 2009 September 6 7:10 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    My name’s rightwingyahoo, and I’ve been running from the law since I was 2 years old…

  64. 2009 September 6 7:21 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Thanks, JR. Great Job.

  65. 2009 September 6 7:51 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Justmary, on the other hand, was conceived by me when I was but 1 year old!!

    I had this lengthy post written…..then I realized…..I had just written what was essentially “I’m my own Grandpa”…. ah well. 😆 I live to snark another day.

  66. 2009 September 6 8:11 pm
    justrand permalink

    by that video thou hast redeemed thyself! )

  67. 2009 September 6 8:16 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    if the marine was justrand, and the marine looked young, then how can justmary be his daughter with school age kids?

    Good, clean living? Nah…

  68. 2009 September 6 8:24 pm
    justrand permalink

    mpthompson…good INTENTIONS for “good, clean living”???

    Even blind drunk on Okinawa I still knew I was defending freedom! Of course, I more or less knew that “the enemy” would have had to impale him or herself on the bottle of beer I was holding in order for me to “defend freedom”…but I was at least dimly aware of my responsibilities!! 🙂

    Semper Fi

  69. 2009 September 6 8:28 pm
    justrand permalink


  70. 2009 September 6 8:33 pm
    durman permalink

    Well done, Justrand!

    Thank you!

  71. 2009 September 6 8:41 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    JR, you’re astonishing.

  72. 2009 September 6 8:52 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Not promoting anything here, but this is interesting.

  73. 2009 September 6 9:05 pm
    BCL permalink

    JustRand, Maybe you’ll be hearing from Hannity, Beck or Gretta soon. 😉

  74. 2009 September 6 10:49 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    I thought I would take a late night meander to the Daily Kos to see their reaction to the Van Jones affair. Glad I did. They are tearing each other apart over his resignation — much like we did when Bush was pushing CIR. It was enjoyable to see Dems going into conniptions over their failed leader rather than Republicans for a change.

  75. 2009 September 7 12:32 am

    knova – I believe Mdefl is going to the DC rally if memory serves.

  76. 2009 September 7 6:04 am

    Even blind drunk on Okinawa I still knew I was defending freedom!~~~~ rand the just

    Dutifully stimulating the economy of KOZA,BC, right on jarhead.

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