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Video Interview: Eric O’Keefe and Getting Rid Of Obamacare With The Health Care Compact

June 21, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Communism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Government, Health, Liberals, Nanny State, President, Regulation, Sam Adams Alliance, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 4 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obamacare will sink this country if it is ever allowed to come into full operation. So says Eric O’Keefe, Chairman of Sam Adams Alliance, a Chicago-based, free market organization, and chief advocate for the Health Care Compact, an effort that can replace Obamacare and give us a truly American way to address our healthcare problems.

I met up with Mr. O’Keefe at the RightOnLine conference in beautiful downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota this year and in the following video we talk about a great new way to get rid of Obamacare and solve our healthcare problems at the same time.

Mr. O’Keefe is a principle advocate of the Health Care Compact (healthcarecompact.org), a great 10th Amendment effort to return the problems and solutions of healthcare to the states.

From the Compact’s website:
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Report: The 4th Annual Sammies

April 11, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Cities, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Trade, GOP, Government, Illinois, Liberals, Republicans, Sam Adams Alliance, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Friday, April 8, I attended the 4th Annual Sammies Awards, a yearly event that brings together reform-minded folks from across the country to celebrate the best of America. The winners are all recognized for their engagement as watchdogs, reformers, messengers, and strategists and rightfully so.

This year’s keynote speaker was Fox Business Network’s John Stossel. Other featured speakers were such luminaries as Andrew Breitbart, The New York Times bestselling novelist Brad Thor, Jack Fowler, publisher of The National Review, and more. Also in attendance was John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, and dozens of Chicago area notables.

The event was sponsored by the Sam Adams Alliance, a free market and liberty minded policy organization based in Chicago. The group’s stated goal is to engage in the battle to restore self-government to America.

“Once again, the Sammies brought together the freedom lovers and freedom fighters who love their country and, in their way, engage to advance our freedom,” said Yvonne Ralsky, executive director of SAM. “The winners tonight would make Sam Adams proud. They are creative, strategic, impactful, and tenacious.”

This year’s event was held in the great hall of Chicago’s historic Union Station and what a beautiful presentation it was.

With purple as the theme color, the event was well furnished with some excellent settings and centerpieces. You might remember this setting as that from the 1987 movie The Untouchables starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro… though not nearly as much blood was spilled in the making of the 2011 Sammies, to be sure.
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2011 Sammies Awards, April 8

March 30, 2011 | Filed Under Illinois, Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Sam Adams Alliance…

2010 was the year activists redrew the battle lines in American politics, erasing “R” and “D,” fusing red and blue, blurring conservative and liberal, and creating bright contrast between political professional and citizen.

The Sammies celebrates ordinary Americans who take extraordinary steps to advance our freedoms.

This year, SAM will recognize their achievements with new categories, more prizes, and the best party we have ever thrown!

These extraordinary Americans help all of us relate to citizenship on a personal level, and inspire us all to re-imagine how we can engage in our democracy.

Reserve your spot by clicking here or by calling our office at 312-920-0080.

Featured Speaker, John Stossel of Fox Business

Watchdog. Reformer. Irreverent Messenger. These are not just award categories. They capture the essence of John Stossel, and SAM could not be more delighted to announce John Stossel of Stossel on FOX Business as our keynote speaker at the 2011 Sammies.


Study: Tea Partiers, Unions Share Common Core Values

March 11, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Economy/Finances, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Sam Adams Alliance, Taxes, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Sam Adams Alliance

insightsLab Reports from Protest in Madison

CHICAGO — Today, insightsLab, the research arm of Sam Adams Alliance (SAM) released a new study showing that both Tea Partiers and a segment of Madison, WI, union protestors share similar core values. The study, which is the first of its kind, was conducted during the height of the Wisconsin budget battle and delved into the values and motivations of union protestors. The research determined two core segments of people among the Madison protestors, “Operatives” and “Idealists,” based on qualitative in-depth market research interviews conducted with “brand champion” protestors.

“This study is significant because it shows where the Tea Partiers and unions can meet in the middle and find common ground,” said Yvonne Ralsky, executive director of SAM. “The research team at insightsLab didn’t expect to discover that the passions of the Tea Partiers and Unions transcend policy positions or politics, and motivate people to activism.”
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SAM Examines Tea Party Culture

December 14, 2010 | Filed Under Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Sam Adams Alliance, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Sam Adams Alliance…

As part of our new “Green” Energy series, we unveiled today our latest research: a study of the Tea Party as a cultural institution. SAM’s Chris Stolte explored this idea in a piece he wrote for the Daily Caller.

Tea Culture: This party is not just about politics
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Green Energy: Charting Citizen Activism

November 24, 2010 | Filed Under Elections, Illinois, Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Sam Adams Alliance…

SAM’s insightsLab has released the first in a series of reports examining grassroots activist energy for the 2010 midterm election. In this study we aimed to measure the intensity of this energy at various times: before the general election, on Election Day, and following the election. Please join us in considering several insights revealed by our research team:

Election Day enthusiasm: Small-government activists were 31 percent more likely to participate in early voting during the 2010 midterm elections.
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It’s the Sammies!!

November 18, 2010 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Government, Illinois, Inernet, Liberals, Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Chicago-based Sam Adams Alliance is announcing its fourth annual Sammies awards…

On the heels of some of the most citizen-driven election results in decades, we’re proud to announce the contest opening for the 4th annual Sammies, our annual awards show recognizing America’s best citizen leaders.

In 2011, the Sammies will recognize their achievements with new categories, $60,000 in prizes, and the best party we have ever thrown! It all happens April 8, 2011 at Chicago’s Union Station. Get all the details here.

Nominate someone you know (or yourself) for a Sammie!

Get the latest on the Sammies, including announcements of featured speakers and nominees by following us on Twitter and Facebook.


Sam Adams Alliance Announces Call for Nominations for 4th Annual Sammies Awards

November 5, 2010 | Filed Under Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Sam Adams Alliance…

$60,000 to be given to top citizen leaders of 2010 at April awards gala in Chicago

CHICAGO – On the heels of some of the most citizen-driven election results in decades, Sam Adams Alliance announced today the contest opening for the fourth annual Sammies, an awards show recognizing the country’s most active and effective citizen leaders from 2010. The awards will be held April 8, 2011 at Chicago’s Union Station.

The theme of the 4th annual Sammies, “Redrawing the Lines,” refers to the redrawing of battle lines in American politics from the traditional Republican and Democrat to a new division between political professional and citizen.
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Sam Adams Alliance: New Tea Party Study Released

October 16, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Free Trade, Sam Adams Alliance, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Tea Party activists and individuals working within traditional conservative political “Establishment” organizations are united on issue priorities, but differ when it comes to their level of enthusiasm, and the Tea Party movement’s ability to accomplish its political goals, according to a new study from Sam Adams Alliance.

The study, Surface Tension: Tea Parties and the Political Establishment, also found:
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Happy Birthday Samuel Adams!

September 28, 2010 | Filed Under History, Illinois, Sam Adams, Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Sam Adams Alliance…

Today is the 288th birthday of Samuel Adams–”founder” of the American Revolution.

Never heard of him? Or at least, only know about Sam Adams because you like the beer named after him? Well that’s a tragedy because in his day–way back in 1776–Sam Adams was considered the thought-leader and brain child behind the American Revolution. Our most famous founding fathers, including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, all credited Samuel Adams with spearheading a movement that changed the course of not only American history, but also truly, liberty and democracy across the globe for generations to come.

Samuel Adams was a modest and humble man who used the communications tools of his time–the pen, newspapers, pamphlets, and person-to-person meetings, to generate a demand for independence against the encroaching suffocation that England was imposing on the colonies.
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Engaging Democracy: How to Raise an American featuring Myrna Blyth

June 17, 2010 | Filed Under Illinois, Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Sam Adams Alliance…

With summer vacation now in full-swing (for kids, at least) and family vacations and road trips coming up, this week’s Engaging Democracy podcast discusses the importance of sharing American values and American history with children, teenagers, and even young adults.

Eric O’Keefe shares some anecdotes on why it’s critical that American youth understand our country’s founding principles. Then, magazine publisher and bestselling author Myrna Blyth joins us to discuss her book, “How to Raise an American.” Myrna shares some ideas on things parents can do to teach their children about our country, discuses the importance of knowing your family’s American story, and gives her thoughts on how youth and young adults today understand American history.

Visit our Engaging Democracy page for more podcasts , and visit our blog, The Point, for all our latest news.


Going to the Sam Adams Sammies Awards

April 16, 2010 | Filed Under Blogging, Illinois, Inernet, Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Sammies Awards are to be held in beautiful downtown Chicago, Illinois tonight. I’ll be attending and (hopefully) live blogging — if my wireless works down there, which it may not. And if they have a place to do it from… which they may not! But, regardless, I’ll have a full report on the event when I get back at the very least.

The 2010 Sammies Awards show in Chicago is tonight, April 16, 2010. Sam Adams Alliance will recognize six of the country’s finest free-market activists and government watchdogs, and feature Internet media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart as their special guest at this year’s awards show. They are also fortunate to have John Fund, of the Wall Street Journal, joining us at this year’s dinner. Hope to see you there!
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Sam Adams Sammies Awards in Four Days

April 12, 2010 | Filed Under Illinois, Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Don’t forget that the Sammies Awards are soon to be held in beautiful downtown Chicago, Illinois. I’ll be attending and (hopefully) live blogging — if my wireless works down there, which it may not. But, regardless, I’ll have a full report on the event.

So, here’s the last chance to attend the 2010 Sammies Awards show in Chicago! On April 16, 2010, Sam Adams Alliance will recognize six of the country’s finest free-market activists and government watchdogs, and feature Internet media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart as our special guest at this year’s awards show. We are also fortunate to have John Fund, of the Wall Street Journal, joining us at this year’s dinner. Hope to see you there!
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Training for a Conservative Activist: Post-Party Summit

April 10, 2010 | Filed Under Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Sam Adams Alliance…

Some of the most influential grassroots conservative groups in the country are joining forces to give activists the tools they need to drive real change in their communities. American Majority believes real change begins at the local level. That’s why they are empowering citizens like you to take back your communities, your state, and eventually Washington. American Majority is teaming up with RedState.com, SmartGirl Politics and The John Hancock Committee for the States to host seven historical events, called the Post-Party Summits: Organizing for a Free America.

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Sam Adams Alliance: 2010 Sammies Winners Announced‏

March 30, 2010 | Filed Under Chicago, Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Sam Adams Alliance…

Sam Adams Alliance is excited to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Sammies award ceremony. The awards honor activism in six categories, and the awardees were chosen following a months-long contest and nationwide search.

The theme of this year’s Sammies, “We Are All Activists Now”, draws inspiration from the last year’s historic burst of political engagement, manifest in tea parties, town halls, and a surge of citizen leadership at the state and local levels.
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Bigger danger of healthcare bill: the arrogance of Congress

March 28, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, Health, House of Representatives, Illinois, Nancy Pelosi, President, Sam Adams Alliance, Senate, Socialism, State Government, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Eric O’Keefe

Health care supporters in Congress clearly defied the will of voters. Will we hold them accountable?

We may never fully know the damage that will be done by the massive health care bill Congress passed on Sunday, but one thing is certain: It will lead to lower-quality care at higher costs.

Dozens of new health boards will come on line in the next few years, as bureaucrats gradually take control of our health care system. Who knows how many bright college students will decide to avoid medical careers because they don’t want to follow orders from these bureaucrats?
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Sam Adams Alliance: Reading the Tea Leaves

March 18, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Cook County, Economy/Finances, Illinois, Sam Adams Alliance, State Central Committee, State Government, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From the Sam Adams Alliance

Two weeks ago, Sam Adams Alliance released a groundbreaking study on the Tea Party movement. Our report, The Early Adopters: Reading the Tea Leaves offers the first-ever insights into the Tea Party movement that include a survey sample made up entirely of recognized Tea Party leaders.

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Ill. Policy Institute: Fifty Plus One‏

March 4, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Illinois, Illinois Policy Institute, Sam Adams Alliance, State Government, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Fifty Plus One
As nationalized health care teeters on the brink in Congress, it’s worth looking back at President Obama’s previous statements on the “fifty plus one” strategy. You might be surprised to learn that he wasn’t a big fan of it back then—but then again, you might not. You can click the video above to watch.

Common-Sense Reforms for 2010
Illinois is in a fiscal meltdown—so how can we begin to right the ship? Today, the Illinois Policy Institute released its 2010 Economic Reform Agenda, a series of common-sense reforms for our state. You can learn more about the six first steps to better state government here.
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What have you heard about the Tea Parties?

March 2, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Free Trade, Illinois, Liberals, Sam Adams Alliance, State Government, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

This is a new video from the Sam Adams Alliance

Most of us have had some experience with the Tea Party movement over the past year. Maybe you attended or organized a rally, watched one on t.v., or saw the media coverage given to these protests. You may have formed an opinion of this group of people through experience, or through the lens of others’ opinions, good or bad.

Recent attention to this movement has again revived, with the election of Scott Brown and growing media attention.

In January, SAM had the opportunity to conduct extensive market research with leaders of the Tea Parties, both through questionnaires and through in-depth one-on-one interviews.

What we found challenges much of the information currently on the market.

Now see what the activists themselves had to say about the Tea Parties: their motivations, their fears, and who they support for president in 2012.



Don’t Forget, The Sammies Coming April 16th

February 23, 2010 | Filed Under Blogging, Illinois, Inernet, Sam Adams Alliance, State Government, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

For further info see thesammies.com.


Sam Adams Alliance: The Sammies April 16

February 22, 2010 | Filed Under Blogging, Computers, Illinois, Inernet, Sam Adams Alliance, State Government, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Sam Adams Alliance is proud to announce that we will be hosting the Sammies April 16, 2010, at the Chicago Cultural Center with special guest Andrew Breitbart.

The last year has been one of the most active and visible for citizen leaders who support free markets and individual liberty. Join us for dinner, drinks, and conversation as we honor the very best at our third-annual awards show in downtown Chicago. Purchase your tickets today: http://thesammies.com/attend/.

WHAT: The Sammies
WHEN: Friday, April 16, 2010
WHERE: The Chicago Cultural Center / 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL
WHO: Andrew Breitbart, and all of this year’s Sammies winners

PURCHASE TICKETS: http://bit.ly/csL0YQ


NYT Article: Tea Partying in Chicago

February 19, 2010 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Free Trade, Illinois, Illinois Alliance For Growth, Illinois Policy Institute, Sam Adams Alliance, State Government, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The NYT had a nice write up on Chicago’s own American Liberty Alliance and its leader Eric Odom. This piece also discusses several other conservative efforts in and around Chicago. Groups like Hartland Institute, the Sam Adams Alliance, and Ed Lasky’s American Thinker also based out of Chicago.

It is interesting to note that some very strong conservative ideas are coming out of this bluest of blue states where politics is rough and disassociated from any control by voters. Odom makes that point, too, when discussing his move here from Nevada.

“You come from Nevada, where you have the entire Legislature on your cellphone,” Mr. Odom said. “It is a small government compared to here, where it is all union-run and it is a huge bureaucracy, and there is no way you’re going to get meetings with anybody.”

But there is hope, folks. With people like Ed Laskey, Odom and groups like the ALA, Sam Adams Alliance, Illinois Policy Institute, Illinois Alliance for Growth, and The Heartland Institute, as well as the local chapter of Americans for Growth we do have a fighting chance.
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Chicago’s Sam Adams Alliance is Hiring

January 13, 2010 | Filed Under Capitalism, Chicago, Cook County, Free Trade, Freedom, Illinois, Sam Adams Alliance, State Government, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

The Sam Adams Alliance is looking for students and recent grads with a passion for advancing free-market principles and policies.

We currently have full-time and part-time internships available for the spring and summer semesters in the following areas (click on each for more information):
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The 3rd Annual Sammies: We are ALL Activists Now!

January 7, 2010 | Filed Under Illinois, Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

The Sam Adams Alliance is a free market think tank based in Chicago, Illinois…

It’s that time again! We’re pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Sammies, a contest recognizing exceptional citizen leaders committed to a free society.

The theme of this year’s Sammies, “We Are All Activists Now,” draws inspiration from 2009′s historic
explosion of political engagement, manifest in tea parties, town halls, and a surge of citizen leadership at the state and local levels.
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State Policy Network Conference Update

November 3, 2009 | Filed Under ACORN, Business, Conservatives, Economy/Finances, Education, Illinois, Republicans, Sam Adams Alliance, State Government, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 3 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

I have been ensconced in meetings on grassroots organizing, fundraising, tech and all sorts of things here at the SPN 17th annual conference in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina organized by the State Policy Network. I have to thank my host Adam Radman, Programs and Communications Manager of Americans for Tax Reform, for giving me this great opportunity to network with state policy organizations from every state of the Union.


The opening speech was given by Robert Levy, Chairman of the CATO Institute. He spoke on Libertarian-conservative perspectives on federalism, the enumerated powers in the Constitution and the possibilities of tort reform. Annoyingly a fellow in the audience asked of Levy why we should favor federalism over liberty. Levy patiently explained that the talk he gave was narrowly constrained on the topic and wasn’t in any way meant to posit that federalism was more important than freedom and liberty. There’s always one in the crowd, isn’t there?
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Do YOU Believe in the Constitution?

September 17, 2009 | Filed Under Conservatives, Constitution, Founders, Sam Adams Alliance, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Sam Adams Alliance, a conservative, free market think tank out of Chicago (right in the belly of the liberal beast) has launched a new site today called “I Believe in the Constitution” as a great way to celebrate Constitution day.

So, if YOU believe in the greatest governing document ever conceived by the mind of man, go on over and sig the petition. Then post about it on your blogs and message boards. Put it on your FaceBook, Twitter or MySpace pages.

September 17, 1787, the delegates to the United States Constitutional Convention gathered for the last time in Philadelphia to put their names at the bottom of a very important document: the Constitution of the United States. After long months filled with some of the most important discussions on the role of government in world history, the document which survives, to this day, as a monument to freedom was born. A year later, on September 13, 1788, the same group of delegates would vote to put the Constitution in operation, and the United States of America, as we know it, was born. Over the two centuries since the Philadelphia delegates signed off on it, the Constitution has undergone several changes, notably the addition of the Bill of Rights and the 27 Amendments, which guarantee the basic freedoms all Americans have come to cherish, and which cannot be taken away.

The Founding Fathers, in creating the Constitution, charged Americans with a very important task: to ensure that their values — those of individual liberty and limited government — apparent in the Constitution, be preserved for all generations of Americans. Over the years, these values of liberty and democracy have begun to fray and our Constitution has been neglected.

So what can you do?

Well, for starters, you can pledge your support for the Constitution by going to IBelieveintheConstitution.com, and signing the petition in support of our founding document as it was written and as the Founders intended. You can also re-educate yourself and your family on the Constitution, its history, and its legacy by visiting any of these sites: the U. S. National Archives and the National Archive’s Constitutional Workshop, Congress for Kids, the Department of Education’s U.S. Constitution Teaching Guide, and the National Constitution Center.

And Happy Constitution Day!
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Blogging The 2nd Annual Sammies

April 19, 2009 | Filed Under Sam Adams Alliance | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

A wrap up…

We conservatives have two major problems. I’ve said it dozens of times before but one of those problems is that we don’t do “join” well. The left, on the other hand, does “join” exceedingly well. They gather together, share resources, and help each other very, very well. The other problem we have is cash.

Again, the left funds as well as it joins. The left supports its side very handsomely with generous and constant donations. The left also has a bevy of deep pocketed supporters that target the new media with their money. Media Matters, George Soros, DailyKos, MoveOn.org, these people and entities flood the left-O-sphere with much need cash to further their message. Their tendrils reach far and wide and they control the message well with their cash.

Unfortunately, on the right we neither “join” well in coordinated efforts, nor do we have very many people or entities that help fund us directly. Nor do we even see organizations on the right that try to engage in efforts to help train and organize the conservative new media to disseminate the conservative, free market message via the New Media.

But the Sam Adams Alliance has stepped up to the plate to do just that and this is why the Second Annual Sammies, has come about. The Second Annual Award ceremony was held on April 18, 2009 in Northbrook, Illinois, just north of Chicago, at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel. So, with the cash prizes awarded to worthy bloggers at the Sammies, we find the Sam Adams Alliance fulfilling at least in some ways the effort to encourage conservative voices in the New Media as well as vote fraud watchdogs and good government activists. Money is always in short supply on the right, for sure, so this is a help. But even more importantly are the things that Sam Adams does behind the scenes to help coordinate bloggers, train them, and offer resources to further the message.

So, along with the big names — Michelle Malkin, Joe the Plumber, John Fund, et al — are the hard working bloggers and those new media worker bees that are bringing the conservative message to a country so inundated with leftist trope and propaganda.
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Live Blogging the Sammies

April 18, 2009 | Filed Under Sam Adams Alliance | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Paul Jacob, known most for having fought unfair ballot initiative laws in Oklahoma, presented the Modern-Day Sam Adams award to Ari Armstrong publisher of freecolorado.com.

Jacobs was threatened with 10 years in prison because he forced the Oklahoma legislature to face its illicit ballot initiative rules in 2005. He was finally exonerated in 2008. Since then the Oklahoma legislature has begun the long road to changing its overly restrictive ballot laws.

Thus ended the awards. I will have some final thoughts a little later when I get back home and have time to put some thoughts down.

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Live Blogging the Sammies

April 18, 2009 | Filed Under Sam Adams Alliance | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore took the podium to give out the Sunshine Award to William Carlin Walker.

Moore reports to us all that as of 2009 we will borrow more money than from 1776 until today. He says that Obama is spending one billion dollars an hour with this budget.

William Carlin Walker is a whistleblower on his local school system.

Some people call William Carlin Walker a whistleblower; some call him a watchdog or a little bulldog. Some in Liberty school district educational circles likely have other names for his relentless quest for accountability and persistent demands for public records, not always willingly turned over by reluctant administrators.

Walker led the fight to perform an audit of his County in Liberty Missouri budget and forced sunshine onto the overspending there.

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Live Blogging the Sammies

April 18, 2009 | Filed Under Sam Adams Alliance | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Next up, Michelle Malking to give the Blogger of the Year award to Chad Everson of the GrizzlyGroundswell.com.

Malkin praises bloggers for standing up to the “violent and bitter slimeing” that the Old Media have handed to them. Malkin reviewed some of the worst slimes handed down from the nose-in-air media and suggested that the Old Media is on the way out and bloggers are on the way up.

Next up was Mary Katherine Ham of The Blog from the Weekly Standard.

Ham presented the Best Video award to Caleb Brown and Austin Bragg from the CATO Institute for the video posted earlier.

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