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Kansas City Tea Party - After Action Report
Free Republic ^ | 2/28/09 | Just another Joe

Posted on 02/28/2009 11:28:34 AM PST by Just another Joe

After arriving 1/2 hour late due to prior committments and incliment weather, I arrived just after the group had started their walk to Clair McCaskill's office.

I wandered behind the main group and caught up just as the crossed the main street.

With the temperature hovering around 20 degrees farenheit, snow on the ground 3 to 4 inches deep, and more snow blowing on the wind we made our way to the Plaza/Westport office of Clair McCaskill.

It appeared that there were approximately 200 people gathered to protest PORKULUS.

As chants rose on the wind Blind Mule stepped forth and began reading letters he had received from various politicians regarding the "stimulus bill" passed by Congress.
Most of the responses from politicians were of the nature that the bill had to pass to save the country.
One letter in particular, from Sam Graves, received an enormous response from the crowd as Mr. Graves was thanking us for gathering.

As the event wore down people started drifting back toward the Plaza.

Afterward, there were several people that gathered on a corner and kept the event going, even in a small way, for awhile.

Eventually it was just too cold and snowy to remain and I made my way home to post this thread.

Enjoy the pictures in the thread below.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: aar; kansascity; mccaskill; porkulus; teaparty
Blind Mule, many thanks for organizing this event.

Blind Mule during the gathering at McCaskill's office.


1 posted on 02/28/2009 11:28:34 AM PST by Just another Joe
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The natives are restless after being fleeced by the government.


2 posted on 02/28/2009 11:29:28 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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As the song says, "Takin' it to the streets".


3 posted on 02/28/2009 11:30:12 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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Some signs at the event.


4 posted on 02/28/2009 11:32:26 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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Wow, that’s a lot of Global Warming you got going in KC!


5 posted on 02/28/2009 11:33:12 AM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: Just another Joe
Some kept the event going for a while even after leaving McCaskill's office.


6 posted on 02/28/2009 11:33:47 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Just another Joe
I caught this nice lady afterward and caught her double sided sign.


7 posted on 02/28/2009 11:34:52 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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As we were leaving the event I was walking behind this couple.
It makes me feel good to realize that some of the younger generation know what's going on.


8 posted on 02/28/2009 11:36:21 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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Wow 200 people.That’s great.Looks really cold.Thanks Just another Joe.


9 posted on 02/28/2009 11:36:34 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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Wow, that’s a lot of Global Warming you got going in KC!

Sure is.
It wasn't pleasant but, as usual, it was fun.

10 posted on 02/28/2009 11:37:10 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: 1stMarylandRegiment; 47carollann; A Citizen Reporter; A Cyrenian; adrian; AFLoggie; Air Assault; ...
Missouri ping

Kansas City Tea Party - After Action Report

11 posted on 02/28/2009 11:38:35 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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Thanks for posting the info and for standing up for our country even in blinding snow and freezing temps!


12 posted on 02/28/2009 11:47:00 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Just another Joe

Wow! I’m so proud of my fellow Missourians. I had to work yesterday but I sure won’t the next one. Hope you send the photos to Claire.


13 posted on 02/28/2009 11:56:57 AM PST by PoplarBluffian
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To: Just another Joe

THIS is the kind of protest that SHOULD have occurred in Springfield.

Granted there aren’t legislative offices around but this was visible to the public.

Instead they huddled at the lake. Big Whoop.


14 posted on 02/28/2009 11:59:21 AM PST by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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It was a good turn out, considering how cold it was. About 190 people by real world estimate; 2000 by lib math. If it was warm and dry, I’d wager over 1000 would have been there

My 15 year old was really impressed. Typical 15 year old boy; checked out the cute conservative chicks :-) It was his first political event. He understands that he has a big responsibility to become educated and active, since he will be voting in the next presidential election.

Kudos to all the patriots that showed up.

Did anyone catch the Lib chick engaging one of us after things broke up? The only comment my son had about her was, “did she sound wasted???”

PS, time for an FR attention whore moment. That’s me with the $1.75 Trillion sign:-)


15 posted on 02/28/2009 12:11:05 PM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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That looks cold but you gathered anyway. Hallejah! I’m going to circulate this w/pics to non-freepers.


16 posted on 02/28/2009 12:53:59 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Just another Joe

Okay, love the CLAIRE and OBAMA sitting is a tree, P-O-R-K-I-N-G! LOL!


17 posted on 02/28/2009 1:32:07 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Just another Joe
I am glad to see the “I” word showing up more and more. We must take back the House in 2010 to have a chance at impeaching him and stopping this destruction of America. The is horrendously worse than what the lefties wanted to IMPEACH GWB for.
18 posted on 02/28/2009 1:37:45 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Just another Joe

Great effort in the snow, no less.


19 posted on 02/28/2009 3:51:12 PM PST by austingirl
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Wow, that’s a lot of Global Warming you got going in KC!

It was 70 degrees two days ago!

Mark

20 posted on 02/28/2009 4:01:31 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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Hey Turbo,

Are you talking about the gal that was staggering down the sidewalk? She was TRASHED. My buddy and I weren’t sure if it was an early start or the finish to a REALLY late night... LOL

And just so you know... this is the person with the favorite doctor... the PROCTOLOGIST!! hehehe


21 posted on 02/28/2009 5:27:28 PM PST by dennispro (smiting liberals, one cause at a time)
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To: Just another Joe

Awesome Pictures and am so proud of seeing so many attend in spite of the bad weather.

Did you notice if the media showed up?


22 posted on 02/28/2009 5:43:58 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Just another Joe

Let’s see if the Kansas City Red Star covers it tomorrow


23 posted on 02/28/2009 5:46:12 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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I saw a camera there from one of the stations but I don’t know which one.


24 posted on 02/28/2009 5:48:54 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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AWESOME! Thank you for posting the pics.


25 posted on 02/28/2009 6:14:16 PM PST by peggybac (Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Just another Joe

Channel 4 covered the st louis tea party and others, but not KC! Too cold for then perhaps?


26 posted on 02/28/2009 7:13:27 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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Hey Joe,
That pic is me, my name is Kathy! I drove 3.5 hours in that horrid snow from South-Central Iowa to get there. It was well worth the drive from heck to participate! We had a blast and met many like minded people. It was great to see so many show up after only a couple of days to organize.

There were some amazing kids there as well. One boy (5 or 6) had a sign that stated, “George Washington wants his country back”. His younger brother was telling everyone that ‘Obama wants to steal my piggy bank’. I suggested that he remove all of his money, fill it with pebbles or marbles and send that to Obama instead. His Mom thought that was a great idea. Their sister was also very active, and all I could think was Thank God their parents are teaching them at a young age. These are our future leaders!

Thanks to all who helped organize this tea party. We left quite a few pairs of “responsible shoes” at Claire's office too!

27 posted on 03/02/2009 8:29:43 AM PST by Iowa_Rebel
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Nice to put a name with the face.

Always glad to have more people at these gatherings, even if they do have to put up with a 3.5 hour one way drive through blinding snow and heavy winds. :^)

28 posted on 03/02/2009 8:36:06 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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