Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Public Notice: / San Diego Tea Party is a privately run website that is unaffiliated with the San Diego Tea Party. No staff member of is a current or former member of the San Diego Tea Party or Chula Vista Tea Party. Further, the first above-listed entity has never partnered, associated or otherwise collaborated on any projects, writings or other endeavors, with either of these latter two entities.

On Sunday, July 24, 2011, a representative of was present in the City of Los Angeles for the purpose of filming a political rally.  Later that evening, the footage shot on that occasion was edited, organized and produced into three separate clips/videos, by the same individual who shot the film.  Shortly after the video was uploaded on to the Youtube channel, GeauxNOSaints, under the title Critics of the So. Central Los Angeles Tea Party, said video was non-permissively copied, re-edited, and made available to the public.  As we learned, one or more members of the San Diego Tea Party engaged in the above-described copying, re-editing, and ultimately posted it on the San Diego Tea Party's Youtube channel.

The San Diego Tea Party version of the video is violative of multiple provisions of federal copyright law. Further, it is a somewhat inaccurate depiction of the events that were recorded this past Sunday. More specifically, one or more of the persons appearing in the pirated version voices remarks that are presented out of context, and the events depicted in said version are chronologically inaccurate.

Once this matter came to the attention of the staff of, remedial/corrective measures were instigated immediately.  Despite our best efforts, however, the copyright violative version of the video appeared (prior to removal) on the following sites:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; TheHayRide;;;;;;;

Most likely, this is not an exhaustive list, but it is what we were able to find, so far, and remediate. From what we have been able to gather, the San Diego Tea Party video appeared at these sites under approximately a half dozen varying titles.

Again, no license to copy, augment, modify, edit, distribute, or represent as San Diego Tea Party material, was either requested of, or granted by, staff had no control over what was taken and re-edited by one or more members of that organization.

The following video is the original work produced by the staff of Any filmed version of what this video depicts, that varies in any way from what is contained here, was not released or authored by the original filmmaker:

Any further questions about this work, or unlawful derivatives created therefrom, may be sent to's general e-mail address -

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On an informal note, when this matter came to management's attention, we promptly located and contacted a representative of the San Diego Tea Party.

To our knowledge, that is the only contact we've ever had with the San Diego Tea Party.  When this incident began to unfold, we took an informal head count around the office and no one is aware of knowing any member of the San Diego Tea Party.  In fact, we'd never heard of the San Diego Tea Party, until yesterday.

After checking around a bit, the few names we could procure that are associated with the San Diego Tea Party are not any activists with whom we are familiar.

Further, while I was present in front of the Convention Center shooting film, I don't recall seeing any signs or paraphernalia from the San Diego Tea Party. There were members from several Southern California area Tea Party groups in attendance, as well as Minutemen, members of CCIR, Save Our State, and America's Black Shield, however, no one, to our knowledge, from the SDTP.

In short, we simply don't know these characters and this whole thing really hit us out of the blue. We're still scrambling around in an attempt to clean this up, but are committed to making this right. video is straightforward, honest, and always accurately depicts what took place. We do not doctor film, audio, or otherwise edit materials to suggest or infer things that are inaccurate. We deeply appreciate the internet users who utilize this website as a source of information, and will always provide written and audio-visual materials upon which our valuable audience can rely upon as truthful.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Murder Of Robert Rosas And Border Security

Tomorrow will be the second anniversary of the murder of Border Patrol Agent, Robert Rosas. On July 23, 2009, Rosas was lured to a spot near the border, and attacked, by three Mexican nationals who intended to rob him. It was established at trial that he was shot eight times in the head, neck and torso as he lay on the ground.

Since that time, two very different federal government employees have made divergent remarks:

Janet Napolitano, Director of the Department of Homeland Security:

Public warning near Organ Pipe Nat'l Monument in Ariz.
"We need to be up front and clear about what’s really happening along our borders. Our border communities are safe."

"There is a perception that the border is worse now than it has ever been.  That is wrong.  The border is better now than it has ever been."

Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council (statement made at the sentencing of one of Agent Rosas's attackers) :

Funeral for Agent Rosas
"The border, no matter what the agency or the Department of Homeland Security tells you, is not secure. This is a perfect example of what happens.  And people running this agency who say the border is secure ... it is not.  Robert Rosas would be alive if this border was secure."

Robert Rosas and some of the family he left behind

In fairness to Secretary Napolitano, it should be noted that she issued neither of the above statements at the funeral of Agent Rosas, nor at the sentencing of one of the illegal alien criminals by whom he was murdered.  

Of course, that probably had something to do with the fact that she was noticeably absent from both events.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

AB 540 - What's Wrong With This Picture?

If you have children or pay taxes in California, there are two things you should definitely know:

- The cost of tuition for Californians at University of California campuses has more than tripled in the last ten years (

- The cost of tuition for illegal alien Californians at University of California campuses, within the past ten years, dropped over 70% (

As this blog entry is being written, each of the following is also true:

- A U.S. citizen from Phoenix, Reno or Denver, who took 12 units at San Jose State this past semester, paid $7254.00 in tuition and fees.

- An illegal alien who lives in Los Angeles, Watsonville or Santa Clara, who took 12 units at San Jose State this past semester, paid $2790.00 in tuition and fees.

- California community colleges, California State universities, and branches of the University of California, have substantially reduced the number of courses available and laid off staff members due to budget cuts.  The budget cuts have been in excess of 1.2 billion dollars.

- California taxpayers will be subsidizing, at a total cost approaching one million dollars, the reduced tuition rates available to California illegal aliens who take courses this coming year at Santa Ana College, Los Angeles City College, the College of San Mateo, and Harbor College.

- Full-time student tuition for an illegal alien in California, at UC Santa Cruz, will be $11,220.00 this coming year.  This is a substantially reduced rate that is $22,878.00 below the full price. For each illegal alien who attends UCSC and receives this discounted rate, California taxpayers will be paying the extra $22,878.00.

- Approximately 40% of all illegal alien college students in the U.S., live in California.  Every one of them that spent three or more years in one of our state's grade schools, and graduated, is legally entitled to taxpayer subsidized in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.

Perhaps you're wondering how this came about.

In October of 2001, our state legislators in Sacramento passed AB 540. Assembly Bill 540 provides subsidized/reduced tuition for California's illegal alien college students (  It was first implemented in 2002 and if you've been paying taxes in California, you've been picking up the tab for this since that time.

Currently, tuition and costs are skyrocketing at UC's and CSU's.  Lots of middle-class California families are having a hard time affording these increased expenses, or are seeing their children graduate with considerable college loan debt.

California Assemblyman Gil Cedillo
And how are our elected leaders responding to this crisis? California legislators in Sacramento are working to pass AB 130 and AB 131, which will provide scholarships, grants and loans to illegal alien college students ( Governor Brown, when he hasn't been too busy advocating on behalf of tax increases to solve California's budget problems, has indicated that he intends to sign these bills into law when they reach his desk.

Check out the links provided in this blog entry. Read up on AB 540 and the "California DREAM Act," take a moment to look at the recent L.A. Times article about state college tuition increases (, and then ask yourself:  What's wrong with this picture?