Skip to comments.Tea Party Participants...LIVE Thread, please post pics and updates here
Posted on 04/15/2009 5:29:39 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
Please post what is happening at your tea party here, your location and attendance...and as always, lots of pictures:)
What a wild two months.
On February 15th, 2009, all of us were going about our lives. Many of us were feeling the pinch via the bad economy, most of us were reaching the boiling point with regards to frustration with a Government that appears to be completely out of control.
On February 19th, Rick Santelli, via national news television, said what millions of Americans wanted to say, and he said it in a way that represented a rally call. Whether or not Rick really meant what he said is not relevant, what IS relevant is that fact that so many of us heard it, and were ready to react.
So here we are... just under two months later and looking at a Historic day ahead of us. Today we’ll be protesting nationwide in almost 800 cities. Many of these protests will see thousands of Americans pour into the streets, some will see tens of thousands.
Our estimates show that we’ll easily be in the six figures when all is said and done.
Tomorrow, April 16th, will represent a new day for the freedom movement. New leaders will come into play, new coalitions will form, new tax groups will be born, and a new energy will surround us all across the country. Tomorrow, a completely new face will be put on a movement that has suffered at the hands of attempted top down control and old school political hacks over the years. The individuals and groups that have attempted to control the freedom movement have literally been shoved out of the way by tens of thousands of Americans, and it happened in just nine weeks.
This is all because of you. People from all walks of life joined in on this effort, and the collaboration that occurred over the past month was ground breaking. There is no doubt in my mind that we would not be where we are today had it not been for 800 or so local organizers, the graphics designers, the coders, the server admins, the data volunteers, etc.
The work that went into this has been nothing short of remarkable. In fact, for me, it’s been rather awe inspiring.
So, with that said, I want to personally thank everyone for the work put in. It’s extremely encouraging to see this all unfold, and I believe that at the end of today, we’ll all look back in shock at the results of our labor.
Thank you for doing what you do. Good luck and Godspeed with your event today.
Thanks for the thread!
Is there a record for the amount of posts on a thread?
Thanks for the thread! As I just mentioned on the other thread:
Id especially like to see noted any NEGATIVE tv or print coverage of our events. As I mentioned earlier, our next step IMO should be to take action against the biased media and their sponsors. They MUST be held accountable for biased reporting. Gather the information we need today... Weve united enough citizens to be effective!
bump for later
Have a care folks. Fox & FRiends (steve) reported that he saw on one on the left wing blogs that they have professional cameras and are going to be posing as a camera crew from a tv network.
They are going to try to trick you up into saying something that can be taken out of context.
If you are going to be interviewed by a camera crew ask to see their credentials. Might not be a bad idea to have the numbers of local television stations so you can call them to confirm they sent out a crew.
Marking my place for later.
The upper limit is on the order of 64K posts, then it rolls over to a new thread.
I think you may be interested?
Send photos & reports of your tea party to following foreign press email addresses:
I better get my butt in gear!
Oh you know will be lots of it, already started before tea parties have begun. And I am sure media will under count the crowds.
bookmark. Hope I get some good pics in Denver.
I know so many smart young people who are very bothered at the idea of losing the foundation on which our country was built. I have not seen young people this engaged since the 1960s. I expect to have a decent showing from Ron Paul supporters as well but I won't know until we get started. I have no idea what type of turn out we will have. We did not get much coverage in the Santa Barbara media but we did get a story in the Santa Ynez News.
There is a Meryl Streep/ Steve Martin movie being filmed a few blocks from Alameda Park where we are meeting at 1 PM. It might cause some parking problems because of streets shut down so if you are coming allow yourself a little extra time.
Good luck to everyone who is a part of this demonstration. May the Force be with us.
In Austin’s American Statesman this morning, they referred to the tea parties as “gimmicks”. Said republians should “drink the tea and dump the gimmicks”. As if they were ever unbiased.
Excited about going to the Party. I am afraid ACORN will insight violence at a tea party early today and there will be arrest......to deter the rest of the day!
I do not trust our Gov. to protect us. God Bless the People with a conscience.
WHAT I SAW ON YOUTUBE THAT HAPPENED IN UNC....IS JUST THE TIP OF AN AWFUL ICEBERG. WE ARE AT Political WAR and they have turned our children against us!!!
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