I have a nice phone video clip of the Tea Party that just finished at 1:00 EDT today. I don’t have the capability to post it here from work, but if someone would like to post it up, pls send a number via private mail and I can text it over to you. Thanks.
“Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff said the event seems to be the only solution to the current economic crisis that the Republicans are offering.
“While the Republicans are sipping tea and eating crumpets, Democrats led by President Obama are working to rebuild our economy and create jobs,” Jotkoff said. “Democrats are doing what is necessary to do the short-term investments to jump start Florida's economy, and make the long-term investment to have a sustainable job market over the long term through key investments in health care, energy and education.”
Of course, this is totally wrong. The Republicans DID offer a response to the Democrats’ plan, but it was turned down by the Democrats. When the plan was being formulated, the Democrats literally shut the door on the Republicans. As for the “tea and crumpets”, well -———
Just got back from the Chicago Federal plaza rally. Place is packed the signs are awesome, and of course I forgot my camera :(
Son and I went and had a good time (Mqt., MI). My son is fast asleep worn out from he and dad’s first ever political “protest.” One crazy moonbat arguing with everybody... my professional opinion is he was drunk or in diabetic shock.. he smelled like booze and slurred most words.
Just now arrived back home from attending the Tea Party in Louisville, KY. (I live in southern Indiana and this was the one closest to me, as far as I know.) Saw lots of Indiana folks there, though.
Local media was CERTAINLY there!!
Crowd well-behaved. Saw one Ron Paul sign. One way out one about Bush and Obama conspiring with the Fed. One spaced out NORML dude ("Tax This!" with a pot leaf).
Lots of young folks, young moms with strollers. A splendid time, in spite of the cold.
Things got started with a prayer, pledge of allegiance, and singing the National Anthem. That would be enough there to cause any ACORN plants to run screaming back to their coffins.
One quibble: the audio system sucked. Could not hear much of the speakers and the crowd was too dense to get close.
ping for you.
There expecting a large turnout.
I was at the Niceville Florida Tea Party during part of my lunch hour. There was a pretty good crowd there. I would estimate over 200.
FORT PAYNE, ALABAMA tea party...
Just got back from it, forgot camera, friend is emailing me some pics.
Small Small Town under 20 thousand, but nice turnout... about 250 (+/-50) well behaved patriots attended. I was well impressed with the turnout and quality of those that attended.
Just good God Fearing people that care about America.
Okay, here’s my story.
Georgetown delaware’s rally had terrible, terrible weather. Georgetown DE is a smallish town and there are already planned four other events in the little state of Delaware today. I estimate there were around two hundred who showed up....an impressive number for a small town in a small state with terrible weather.
My sign said “Jesus wants ten percent, Obama wants half”. I have a pic of it upthread.
So some sweet white-haired woman comes up to me and asks to see my sign saying she’s a born-again Christian. First, my sign was folded up and away but somehow she either saw my sign or someone told her about it.
So I unfold and show her and she says “I don’t approve of that sign.” Which makes me mad not that I have a temper or anything. So I tell her too damn bad she don’t like my sign I am an American and have a right to that sign.
“Jesus is about love,” she says and now I really don’t want to bop this nice little old lady so I clench my jaw, start packing up. “Are you from ACORN?” I said but I didn’t hang around for the answer as I was very, very mad. Best I get away. As I fight my way through the crowds I hear her calling me, telling me she’s not from ACORN and that bit about Jesus and love. My sign was, by her implication, about HATE. I really felt she was baiting me.
After I got away, I got out the movie camera and was going to take a movie or pic of the shit starter only guess what? She was gone! Completely gone! And poof, that crowd wasn’t that huge and I went around looking for her. Further, she was completely dry when she showed up on the scene, recall she knew about my sign as it was folded up and in my case.
I really think she was an agitator, dropped off in the circle and that I was targeted specifically. When I didn’t fall for it, I think she was picked up. That way that place is set up it is a circle and cars can ride round and round.
But I have no proof of any of this but the speaker at the event DID say there were ACORN members in attendance. I believe that sweet little old lady was one.
Back from the Cincy Tea Party - it was huge. BIG crowd, many signs, peaceful. Wonderful event!
The Traverse City, Michigan Tea Party was AWESOME!!! I guestimated around 500 people when it began, and easily around 800-1000 at its peak! We all moved from the post office down to the bayshore so there’d be more room, and Tea Partiers lined both sides of the parkway, receiving countless supportive honks and “thumbs up” from cars, trucks and big rigs passing by! If there were any ACORN types, I’m sure they were intimidated by the great crowd and slunk away!
Eustis, Florida Report (North of Orlando)
Just returned from the Ocala, Florida rally. There were several hundred there. They held it at the town square and parking was scarce.
Just returned from Kerrville (small town) Texas Tea Party. At least 1000 people protesting government bloat and bailouts on the courthouse square. Pics to come later.
I had to laugh at a CNN reporter, at one of the TPs, while trying to push her agenda as she questioned TPers. These were informed people and she couldn’t break them. Finally, she had to shut down because of the noise from the TPers around her. She was not a popular person there! LOLOL!
I have returned from the DC rally.
It is cold and rainy here and many people were soaked to the skin. Umbrellas everywhere and there were many, many home-made protest signs - some with the colors running down in rivulets (did I mention that it is raining?). Speakers were doing their presentations but not nearly loud enough for all to hear.
A few disruptors were there, including that horrid narrow-faced woman from Code Pink, but she and her compatriot seemed to have quickly left with the cold rain coming down on them. They did not have the brains to bring umbrellas. They had some sort of large-ish pink banner and did get a lot of attention from the media of course.
I was expecting a much, much larger crowd. I think that perhaps there were about a thousand people there. The rain began to come down in buckets at times and that did not help. Mud everywhere, including my nice beige jeans, sigh. None of the attendees seemd to mind, however, and the crowd displayed great cheer and enthusiasm desipte the weather. Some of the signs were hilarious and others were very earnest. Young and old were there.
I tried first to find the Treasury protest site since it was right nearby and was scheduled to start an hour earlier, 11:00, but with the rain, I did not try too hard and never did find any evidence of a protest site. Perhaps those people went over to the Lafayette Square location since the WH apparently shut down the Treasury site.
Some of the crowd wandered over to the street where traffic was allowed with their (most magnificent!) Don’t Tread on Me flags and other signs. It was heart warming to hear all the honks of cars in support - and they were in support because I was watching for the one-fingered salute, but did not spot any.
Hooray for all of us - and with more to come today, all over the good old US of A!
Here’s my story: Stood in a light rain in Sioux City, IA near the Missouri River. I stayed a block away from the Tea Party participants and did my own thing on a very busy street. Held up a sign “Where was obama born???” for two hours until I counted over 2,000 cars had passed by. I stood alone and was nervous for the first few minutes but then a few people started honking for me and giving me the thumbs up sign and then I was loving it. It was hard work because I was enthusiastic and now I am very tired.
Also got quite a few negatives: some people gave me the bird and two people parked their car and came to tell me he was born in Hawaii; they saw it on CNN. But no one jumped the curb to try and murder me anyway....