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Hermosa Beach Tax Revolt party bus to Pasadena April 11, 2009 9:30am

My friend just sent me this - Enjoy!:)

JOIN THE BEACH CITIES REPUBLICAN CLUB AS WE GATHER A ROWDY CREW AT HERMOSA BEACH PIER. We will then caravan to old town Pasadena on a party bus equipped with a sound system, bar set-up, U-shaped seating for 40, strobe lights, and flat screen TVs! BYOB and make some new friends while you fight for an important cause! What a great way to meet other patriots and do some networking!

In Pasadena, we will be marching with the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition to exercise our first amendment right to gather, protest and voice our opinions against the increasing assault to our wallets!

•We will meet at the Hermosa Pier at 9:30am for our Tax Tea Party. Public parking lot is at 13th St. and Hermosa Ave.
•At 11:00am, we will board the bus to head to old Town Pasadena.
•At 12:30pm, we will join our friends in Pasadena for another tea party and rally.
•We will depart Pasadena at approximately 3:00pm to return to the South Bay.

There are limited seats on the party bus, so you must purchase your tickets in advance for $19.50 online at

If you only want to attend the Hermosa Beach event, and not the party bus to Pasadena, you can! It's free! Bring your friends!

Taking a break - need to focus on other writing for now...but...

If you want to still see what I'm up to (as long as you're not some weird stalker or negative person lol) you may want to add me on Twitter. Go to, look up thejoywriter and add me.

Sorry, just busy trying to get a lot of other writing done and don't have time, nor the inclination to write here as much because I'm beginning to realize I need to value my time and my writing/blogging more and use it judiciously.

You may also keep up on

That's all! Have to run. Have a good one.

Here's video coverage while mainstream media pretends this didn't happen

By Joy A. Kennelly

I didn't taken any video, but found these online and thought you might find them as interesting as I have.

I'm posting this talking head guy's video first because he is explaining why this is Tax Revolt by John & Ken from KFI 640 even had to happen. "We're not being represented well and people are angry about it.... Apathy is consent. If we don't stand up to the government then it will happen down the road again."

Click here to watch more of this guy's measured take on the issues. He talks awhile first and then shares video. Please watch and learn. This one has what John & Ken were talking about, the parade I reference and new signs I didn't see because we arrived at 4pm after it had started.


Our state has been filling up with illegal aliens over the past few years and we're spending 13 BILLION dollars a year to pay for them. We've lost 1 million people last year alone who've left because they've had it with the state of our economy, the government and our issues as a state. I'm seriously considering leaving myself and I love California.

Here's video to elaborate on why people are so frustrated:

Here's a clip of people chanting: Heads on a Stick! Heads on a Stick! Click here to view.

Here's a clip of the sounds of the event! It was quite exciting. Click here to view.

And more of the barbaric actions - it was funny... Click here to watch and see for yourself.

Okay, that's all about that, but here's some future events planned which I will probably cover as well. Time to take action people. Take our country back from elected officials who are robbing our children and our children's children.

There are more Tea Party events planned nation-wide which you can learn about here at:

You can watch more videos, see other's pictures of this day and learn about additional protests at this Pajama TV website:

Have a good night and realize you can either complain and do nothing, or do something. I choose to do something. I hope this helps you realize that you too can make a difference too. And I leave you with this other blog called Just Americans Making Ethical Statements. Check out some of their great articles and pictures of other events and issues you might appreciate.

And this one too which will really make you think: Obama White House Parties on as “Rome” Burns because I don't think O really gets it. Do you?

That's all.

KFI 640 John & Ken's Tax Revolt 2009 in Fullerton, CA photo essay

By Joy A. Kennelly

All pictures posted here are copyrighted and require photo credit of my name, Joy A. Kennelly, if used in paid media. Please contact me to request permission.

Please note, I am posting my personal experience of this fun day attending KFI 640 John & Ken's Tax Revolt 2009 in Fullerton, CA with my friend Joe. It's nothing I've ever attended or listened to on the radio before, but wanted to be part of because I have a feeling this is the tipping point for our generation.

I do not agree with every sign every person held, but do agree with the spirit and overall message of the event. I hope that as a result of people making their voices heard our Government wises up and realizes "We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it any more!":)

Flag man2
Child2 Child3 Flag man Sign13 Sign46
Sign26 Tyranny T-shirt
Tea bags
The tea bag theme continued and it was the hot accessory.
Goth Total recal Kfi Sign47 Atm Card Joe3 Card2 Joe2 Camera man Crowd Crowd2 Crowd3 Crowd7 Crowd8 Crowd10 Crayons
Crowd12 Debt
This was a child wearing this one. Very sad commentary on the future of our children.
Cute girl
Flags Flags2 Games There were games for people to play. I liked the shoe throwing one the best.
Shoe Shoe3 Shoe4 Games2 Germans I liked these two old guys the best. It would be a great picture with or without their signs. Just two old friends out at the
Sign Girl My Republican friend Joe who took me was very happy her shirt said she only dates Republicans. Here's Joe against the crowd when we arrived. Joe

Heads on a stick It was a very male-domination themed event - Heads on a Stick were some of the rallying chants. Also, all the crushing of Arnold's previous movie memorabilia was a little too aggressive for my taste, but again, I just think people are getting fed up with being ignored. When you mess with people's money, then they have a tendency to get mad.

Interviews There were lots of interviews going on everywhere, but I don't know who for. I'm assuming independent filmmakers and newspapers. No major news coverage, but I think it's because they didn't realize how huge the crowd was going to be. I expected a few hundred, but police estimates the crowd over the course of the day was around 15,000.

It was a lot of fun to be there and feel like you were making a stand against excessive taxation. Now to see if any of these politicians actually listen.

Kfi announcers 


Patriot Parade3 Parade Even before we arrived at the main area there was a parade that wrapped around the block with people carrying flags and tooting whistles. Everyone really got into it and there were plenty of costumed people making statements.
Pirates Ronnie sign Sign50 Sign3 Sign30 Sign2 Sign4 Sign25

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Sign7 Sign8 This one was one of my favorite representations of taking "lemons" and making "lemonade" out of the budget crisis. Too hilarious. 

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Sign16 Prop 1A should make everyone angry. Apparently it's not a "Spending Cap" at all, but an extension of higher taxes by two years thus still giving them what they want, only delayed a little. Very interesting way of doing politics - hide and manipulate the facts.

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Joe4 Afterwards Joe & I went to get something to eat and come down from the event. People had moved from the central area and taken their messages to the streets. Drivers were honking in agreement as they drove past.

It was a really fun afternoon and I really enjoyed seeing that I'm not alone with being fed up in how my state and country is being dragged down by excessive taxation. What I liked most about this rally is that there were all ages, all politics, all races represented.

Now to see if Sacramento and DC listen. I'm sure this isn't the last time you'll be seeing protests and I would bet they become more and more frequent AND bigger and bigger until REAL change takes place.

I'm going to suggest Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza as a possible gathering place for another Tax Revolt event because I'm sure there's plenty of people who would show up and it would boost our Downtown economy big time if the dining and dishing I saw in Downtown Fullerton was any indication. What a pleasant area.

On another note, I wonder if O and Arnold will put John & Ken of KFI640 on their radar now... LOL I'm sure Rush could use the break. These are the radio announcers who helped recall our last Governor, Grey Davis. They don't mess around and mean business. I hope Washington and Sacramento take heed.

That's all for now. I do have more to share about what else has been going on aside from politics, but need to get out and enjoy the sunshine a little bit today.

Have a good one!

Any dentists available for pro bono work please?

A friend I trust just sent me this plea for help and I thought to help her I'd publicize this in hopes some kind-hearted people would consider helping her out. It's really awful and just another reminder, that there, but for the grace of God go I seeing as I don't have healthcare either.

(And now is not the time to tell me you think Papa O is going to save me and provide this - if Hillary couldn't get universal healthcare taken care of in eight years, I don't see it happening any time soon myself. But this isn't about politics, it's about a single mother's desperate plea for help.)

Here's the original request:

Hi my friends,
I am reaching out to you as most of you know Tamalin (my best friend/ business partner) was in a terrible accident and has shattered her jaw and teeth.She's a single mom raising a 13yr old daughter with a music career.  She has gone in for surgery for her jaw and has recovered from that but now she's starting her procedure for her teeth. Unfortunately before she can start any cosmetic surgery she needs 9 root canals. Unfortunately Medi-Cal keeps rejecting the Dr. request for her treatment especailly when she needs it as she is starting to get infections in her gums. Please  help us raise funds for her first root canal procedure!!! Every little bit counts. She only has 23 days to meet her goal otherwise she won't receive any funds.

Thank you

Azumi Williams

If you, or someone you know, is able to help, please contact Azumi directly, or pledge directly on this woman's site. God bless you all.

Note to readers - thanks and other stuff

By Joy A. Kennelly

I'm always learning from those who search for subjects and stumble on my blog, those who deliberately search for me, and those who have other blogs.

I also really appreciate the Typepad staff because they helped me re-align my subscribers with Feedburner and now I have 21 readers subscribed! Wow! The pressure is on. I've already lost 10 from my original count of 31, but I don't mind. I know as soon as I start blogging about politics they'll come running. LOL

That Pelosi woman... But I digress.

Turns out quite a few people who read this blog are affluent, like my political,travel and fashion writing the most, are evenly balanced between men and women ages 39-45 and read this blog most often from home. Interesting, eh? At least it was to me.

Don't worry, it doesn't tell me who you are although if you'd like to let me know, I'd love to hear!:)

Sorry haven't been able to write too much lately. Whenever I have a lot of professional writing to do I'm spent and it's hard to be creative here too. I have more to write today which means you might not hear any new news for a bit.

However, that said, if you want to keep up with my professional work - then go to: and realize I don't always include everything I'm working on there either because oftentimes I forget that others might find it of interest.

I'm also waiting on approval for some projects and can't announce anything until it's a done deal, or unless the client wants it known. Just know, it's all good.

Have a great Wednesday!

Great sermon from Ken Ballard at Church of the Beach Cities

By Joy A. Kennelly

Normally I have to type in all the notes from a sermon at my old church which took hours. I didn't mind then because I had extra time and really wanted people to read the encouragement.

Now I'm delighted to inform you that if you're curious about what pirates and God have to do with each other you can read my Pastor Ken's great sermon from this past Sunday online at our Church of the Beach Cities site here. So nice to have tech savvy people to connect with!

Since some of you might be struggling with what to do with your life, or other struggles in your life due to the economy, family relationships, business climate etc, I thought you might appreciate a little word of encouragement that God hears you and loves you right where you are. The sermon is the first one in a series entitled:

Pirates (Reclaiming Your Stolen Treasure)

God has a purpose for your life and it’s a good one, but Satan also has a purpose for your life; he wants to steal your joy, kill your dreams and destroy your relationships. In this creative series, Pastor Kerry will help you reclaim the God- given rights that were once yours – rights that have long been stolen away.

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” John 10:10

Click on the link above for the sermon, or click to check out the church and come join us some Sunday.

Okay, that's all for now. Have to run, but since I discovered this quick and easy to "spread the word" thought I'd share.

Have a good one!

My mom sent me this and it's too cute not to share


1. Try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of Whelan's and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph: Tried everything twice...loved it both times! 

2. Keep only cheerful friends. 
The grouches pull you down. (keep  this in mind if you are one of those grouches) 

3. Keep learning:  Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things. 

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.  LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge. 

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help. 

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is. 

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity. I love you, my special friend. 

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second time.

And if you don't send this to at least 4 people - who cares? But do share this with someone.  

Lost time can never be found. 

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle

Just for the record- numerous tea parties held across the country

By Joy A. Kennelly

Real quick because I'm tuning in to the two-hour Brothers & Sisters show right now, just wanted to let you know there were numerous tea parties held all over the country - some had larger numbers than others, but hey, us GOP members aren't as practiced at organizing protests as our Dem friends - we promise to get better.:)