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Tax Day tea parties planned across Va. (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links)
Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | April 5, 2009 | Tyler Whitley

Posted on 04/05/2009 5:12:00 AM PDT by abb

No one plans to dress up like Indians and dump tea into the James River, but a few Founding Fathers will be present when anti-tax protesters gather at Kanawha Plaza on April 15 to hold a "Tax Day Tea Party."

Part of a nationwide movement, Richmond organizers have recruited hundreds of volunteers to conduct skits, listen to speeches and voice protests against high taxes and big government spending.

Nationally, more than 300 such rallies are scheduled on April 15, according to the National Taxpayers Union. In Virginia, "tea party" rallies also are scheduled in Abingdon, Charlottesville, Franklin County, Lynchburg, Peninsula/Newport News, Reston, Roanoke, Virginia Beach and Winchester.

According to a Web site that is serving as a national online headquarters for the rallies, the protests are a grass-roots effort that arose from CNBC reporter Rick Santelli's Feb. 19 on-air criticism of President Barack Obama's mortgage rescue plan.

Among other things, Santelli said, "The government is promoting bad behavior," and that he was thinking of organizing a "Chicago Tea Party."

The site says that on Feb. 27, "Tea Party" protests took place in more than 40 cities, leading to the expanded effort for April 15.

Sara James, the Richmond Tax Day Tea Party project leader, said "it's almost like it was meant to be. Everyone is coming together for these events."

The Richmond event will feature Patrick Henry and James Madison impersonators, radio personalities, conservatives and, even, pork sandwiches to signify pork-barrel spending, James said.

A stay-at-home mom, James said she got involved because she fears for the future of her three children.

"I'm afraid they won't have the same opportunity I did," she said.

Three issues drew the protesters together, James said. They are high taxes, pork-barrel government spending and actions taken by the Federal Reserve Bank, she said.

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: reston; santelli; taxday; taxes; taxrevolt; teaparty
Extensive links and updates will be posted downthread.
1 posted on 04/05/2009 5:12:01 AM PDT by abb
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; 444Flyer; 4everontheRight; 4Speed; A Mississippian; A.A. Cunningham; ...

ping


2 posted on 04/05/2009 5:12:37 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/story?id=7254270&page=1
As Home Values Fall, Property Tax Revolt Brews

http://www.noozhawk.com/local_news/article/040409_tea_party/
Locals Join Tea Party Protest Against Escalating Government Spending

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/137542
Cactus Needles

http://www.star-telegram.com/local/story/1299678.html
PoliTex: Tarrant County Republican Party is sponsoring April 15 ‘Tea Party’ rally


3 posted on 04/05/2009 5:19:15 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.news-leader.com/article/20090404/BLOGS09/90404029
Tea parties planned across Missouri on April 15

http://newscottage.blogspot.com/2009/04/homeowners-watching-value-of-their.html
As Home Values Fall, Property Tax Revolt Brews

http://www.evilconservativeonline.com/2009/04/where-is-john-galt.html
Where is John Galt?

http://providencetaxdayteaparty.blogspot.com/2009/04/where-did-you-go-mr-jefferson.html
Providence Tax Day Tea Party

http://vigilantsquirrelbrigade.blogspot.com/2009/04/tax-tea-party-revolt-in-northport-long.html
Tax Tea Party Revolt in Northport, Long Island


4 posted on 04/05/2009 5:25:26 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
GREAT thread!! I was at the Orlando Tea Party it was FANTASTIC!! I'll be there April 15th as well!! A good frined of mine and I wrote a song about it and I wanted to share it with Freepers. It's a Free download for anyone that wants to pass it on. Thanks for listening. "A Revolution's Brewing" © 2009 Lisa Mei Norton & Big Dawg What's happened to this country I served for 20 years I barely recognize it any more They're mortgaging our future with socialist ideas Cutting our defenses while our troops are still at war. They're punishing prosperity that's how the Statists roll Promoting mediocrity at best Bailing out Main Street to seize more control And adding several trillions more to our debt. A revolution's brewing from sea to shining sea We're standing up for freedom and sweet liberty Patriots like Limbaugh, Levin, and Hannity The voices of those who love democracy. Our Constitution's being undermined every day Our Bill of Rights is foreign to our youth "Liberty and Tyranny" is flying off the bookshelves Cause we, the people, are hungry for the truth Congress needs to hear exactly how we feel The "silent majority" no more Keep the grassroots efforts going, tell everyone you know Our Constitution matters and is worth fighting for. A revolution's brewing from sea to shining sea We're standing up for freedom and sweet liberty Patriots like Coulter, Malkin, and Huckabee The voices of those who love democracy. It's our duty to defend our God-given rights Like our Founding Fathers planned from the start Life, liberty, and happiness The things we hold dear to our hearts. A revolution's brewing from sea to shining sea We're standing up for freedom and sweet liberty Patriots like Ingraham, Beck, and G.Liddy The voices of those who love democracy. A revolution's brewing from sea to shining sea We're standing up for freedom and sweet liberty Patriots uniting from shore to shore To show that Lady Liberty is still worth fighting for... (Repeat 2x to fade) © 2009 Lisa Mei Norton & BigDawg All rights reserved. You can find it here at SoundClick http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=843420&content=songinfo&songID=7485675 and on YouTube A Revolution's Brewing (Feat."JMan")
5 posted on 04/05/2009 5:33:08 AM PDT by Galletas
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To: abb

I posted the wrong Link for Soundclick sorry about that.
Here is the correct one where you can download the song if you wish.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=843420.

“A Revolutions Brewing”

and on YouTube.

” A Revolution’s Brewing (Feat.”JMan”)”


6 posted on 04/05/2009 5:33:08 AM PDT by Galletas
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To: abb

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20090405/OPINION/904050316
Tax day Tea Party message

http://www.chronicle-tribune.com/articles/2009/04/05/news/doc49d81b4b1c72d813136586.txt
Tea Party: ‘No more’

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20090405/OPINION02/904050323
‘Tea Party’ tax protests are ignored by media

http://www.wmur.com/news/19097443/detail.html
Tea Party Protesters Change Tactics

http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/517765.html
Officials question stimulus wisdom

http://www.connecttristates.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=282856
Quincy Tax Day Tea Party

http://www.whig.com/story/news/tea-party2009-04-04T19-58-50
Ralliers in Quincy say they’re ‘taxed enough already’

http://www.politicallore.com/writers/shaun-booth/tea-party-protests-set-to-sweep-on-nation-on-tax-day/788
Tea Party Protests Set to Sweep on Nation on Tax Day

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/brewing_11678___article.html/party_protests.html
‘Tea party’ protests brewing


7 posted on 04/05/2009 5:36:50 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://roanokernr.blogspot.com/2009/04/tea-party-column.html
Tea Party Column

http://sanjoseteaparty.blogspot.com/2009/04/taxdayteapartycom-versus-teapartydaycom.html
Taxdayteaparty.com versus teapartyday.com

http://silverbids.com/?p=2459
City of Burleson Relents: Tea Party is On, Liberty Prevails

http://pawatercooler.com/?p=12264
A Beautiful Day For A Tea Party April 4 2009

http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=page&page-id=167
Coming Monday - The Tea Party Coalition Show
7:00 PM Eastern 4:00 Pacific

http://rgeorgedunn.blogspot.com/2009/04/michigan-tea-parties-in-lansing-parking.html
Michigan Tea Parties & in Lansing * parking instructions

http://www.nowhitewash.com/?p=2436
Tea Party’ Tax Protest Set April 15 In Kingsport Park

http://www.wbtv.com/global/story.asp?s=10131154
Hundreds protest bailouts, spending at “Sweet Tea Party”

http://tucsonteaparty.blogspot.com/2009/04/speaker-announcement-tom-jenney.html
Tucson Tea Party
All the information you need in order to get ready for the Tucson Tea Party.

http://icanbesuperwoman.blogspot.com/2009/04/santa-barbara-tea-party.html
Santa Barbara Tea Party

http://www.tribstar.com/local/local_story_094221519.html
‘American Tea Party’ aims to rally opposition to social issues

http://cristyli.blogspot.com/2009/04/500-attend-tea-party-huntington-ny.html
500 Attend “Tea Party” Huntington, NY

http://billandconnieatlarge.blogspot.com/2009/04/tax-tea-party-santa-barbara-april-4th.html
Tax Tea Party - Santa Barbara April 4TH

http://michigantaxes.com/wordpress/?p=1725
TEA PARTIES IN MICHIGAN

http://pasadenasubrosa.typepad.com/pasadena_sub_rosa/2009/04/tea-party-in-glendale.html
TEA PARTY IN GLENDALE

http://www.nrtoday.com/article/20090405/NEWS/904039910/1063/NEWS&ParentProfile=1055
Tax Day tea party to protest wasteful spending


8 posted on 04/05/2009 6:16:04 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://libertarianrepublican.blogspot.com/2009/04/tea-party-rallies-spark-property-tax.html
Tea Party rallies spark Property Tax revolt; likely to starve Local Governments


9 posted on 04/05/2009 6:55:39 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/04/tea-party-in-pennsylvania.html
West Chester, Pennsylvania

http://ameriborn.com/?p=1786
West Virginia Tea Parties April 15, 2009


10 posted on 04/05/2009 7:48:43 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

11 posted on 04/05/2009 8:01:18 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Galletas

Well dang...I messed that post up.

Sorry about that Y’all.

I have no clue what I did wrong

If anyone knows what they are doing would like to correct it please by all means feel free to do so.
Let me try this again...

“A Revolution’s Brewing” © 2009 Lisa Mei Norton & Big Dawg

What’s happened to this country I served for 20 years I barely recognize it any more They’re mortgaging our future with socialist ideas Cutting our defenses while our troops are still at war. They’re punishing prosperity that’s how the Statists roll Promoting mediocrity at best Bailing out Main Street to seize more control And adding several trillions more to our debt. A revolution’s brewing from sea to shining sea We’re standing up for freedom and sweet liberty Patriots like Limbaugh, Levin, and Hannity The voices of those who love democracy. Our Constitution’s being undermined every day Our Bill of Rights is foreign to our youth “Liberty and Tyranny” is flying off the bookshelves Cause we, the people, are hungry for the truth Congress needs to hear exactly how we feel The “silent majority” no more Keep the grassroots efforts going, tell everyone you know Our Constitution matters and is worth fighting for. A revolution’s brewing from sea to shining sea We’re standing up for freedom and sweet liberty Patriots like Coulter, Malkin, and Huckabee The voices of those who love democracy. It’s our duty to defend our God-given rights Like our Founding Fathers planned from the start Life, liberty, and happiness The things we hold dear to our hearts. A revolution’s brewing from sea to shining sea We’re standing up for freedom and sweet liberty Patriots like Ingraham, Beck, and G.Liddy The voices of those who love democracy. A revolution’s brewing from sea to shining sea We’re standing up for freedom and sweet liberty Patriots uniting from shore to shore To show that Lady Liberty is still worth fighting for... (Repeat 2x to fade) © 2009 Lisa Mei Norton & BigDawg All rights reserved. You can download it here at SoundClick

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=843420.

Or on YouTube

“A Revolution’s Brewing (Feat. “JMan”)”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsg3-pjeP38


12 posted on 04/05/2009 8:06:28 AM PDT by Galletas
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To: Galletas; LucyT; JACKRUSSELL; freema; neverdem

What a beautiful voice, what a beautiful message.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Ping your lists.


13 posted on 04/05/2009 8:41:59 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: sweetiepiezer

thanks, bfl


14 posted on 04/05/2009 9:54:08 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: abb

http://www.newswatch50.com/news/local/story/Canton-Tea-Party-plans-finalized/H2adQpaojk68fIpMXmhn2Q.cspx
Canton Tea Party plans finalized

http://stlouisteaparty.com/2009/04/05/how-to-make-the-tea-party-an-overwhelming-success/
How To Make the Tea Party an Overwhelming Success

http://www.crystalclearconservative.com/2009/04/05/northern-virginia-tea-party/
Northern Virginia Tea Party

http://www.dailylocal.com/articles/2009/04/05/news/srv0000005053295.txt
Tea party delivers taxation message

http://palin-drone.blogspot.com/2009/04/palm-beach-county-tea-party-fb-page.html
Palm Beach County Tea Party FB Page Hijacked

http://www.midnightbluesays.com/2009/04/tea-party-in-west-chester-pa.html
A Tea Party in West Chester, Pa

http://debmurphreealabamapolitics.blogspot.com/2009/04/tax-day-tea-party-in-montgomery-alabama.html
TAX DAY TEA PARTY IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, APRIL 15, 2009


15 posted on 04/05/2009 10:11:34 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Thanks for the links. I see the one for northern Virginia is at the Merrifield Post Office between 5 and 7 p.m.


16 posted on 04/05/2009 10:22:11 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: abb

http://www.businessnorth.com/pr.asp?RID=3168
Duluthians join ‘Tax Day Tea Party’ movement

http://www.theythinkyouarestupid.com/blog/2009/04/poster-making-pics.html
Poster Making Pics


17 posted on 04/05/2009 10:26:00 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://libertyboy.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/freedom-friday-tea-party-report/
Freedom Friday Tea Party Report

http://virginia.newsplatoon.com/2009/04/05/northern-virginia-tea-party/
Northern Virginia Tea Party

http://www.thebaughers.com/?p=501
Quincy Tea Party a Success!


18 posted on 04/05/2009 11:32:10 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://beyondthecusp.blogspot.com/2009/04/tax-day-cometh-time-for-tea-party.html
Tax Day Cometh
Time for a Tea Party

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/government_16458___article.html/walton_leach.html
Parties planned for April 15 to protest taxes and government spending (Fla Panhandle)

http://www.elephantowners.com/?p=2081
West Chester Tea Party

http://republicaninnepa.blogspot.com/2009/04/scranton-tea-party.html
Scranton Tea Party

http://justbkuz.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/off-the-map-tea-parties-and-other-news/
Off-The-Map Tea Parties And Other News


19 posted on 04/05/2009 12:53:14 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2222866/posts
Tax Tea Party Revolt in Northport, Long Island (video and pics)


20 posted on 04/05/2009 1:07:48 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://alicesrestaurantblog.com/?p=237
Morristown Tax Day Tea Party

http://roanokernr.blogspot.com/2009/04/why-am-i-tead-off.html
Why Am I “Tea’d Off”?

http://www.roanoke.com/columnists/casey/wb/200032
They’re tea’d off at federal spending

http://cid-5fd7f2f2df00a2b2.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!5FD7F2F2DF00A2B2!144.entry
Jim DeMint is coming to the Tea Party

http://clearlaketeaparty.blogspot.com/2009/04/next-tea-party-is-scheduled-for.html
http://clearlaketeaparty.blogspot.com/2009/04/next-tea-party-is-scheduled-for.html

http://www.darkejournal.com/2009/04/vints-restaurant-declares-tea-party-on.html
Vint’s Restaurant declares a tea party on April 15th


21 posted on 04/05/2009 1:15:33 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: sweetiepiezer

Your Welcome Sweetie

Lisa has an amazing voice for sure.
Thank you for listening!!
:)


22 posted on 04/05/2009 4:05:33 PM PDT by Galletas
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To: abb
Jim DeMint is headlining the Tea Party in Greenville, South Carolina on April 17th.

The outdoor terrace at Greenville‘s Bilo Center will play host to the Upstate Young Republicans post-tax day Tea Party Protest on Friday night April 17th at 6:00 PM. The overwhelming success of February’s Tea Party that turned out nearly 2000 people made it necessary to move the event to private property. “Success sometimes breeds its own challenges,” said Carl Clegg, of the Upstate Young Republicans, “but these are the challenges that we like to face head-on and with the amazing support and financial contributions of Greenville’s conservatives, we will again unite the voices of thousands and say loudly ‘…government is the problem!’”

http://www.theuyr.org/Main.htm

23 posted on 04/05/2009 5:08:08 PM PDT by neal1960 (This space for rent.)
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To: abb

http://www.woonsocketcall.com/content/view/79807/112/
Reps get an A- for standing up to House leadership

http://politics.nashvillepost.com/2009/04/05/tax-revolt-on-internet-tv/
Tax Revolt On Internet TV

http://northernvirginiateaparty.blogspot.com/2009/04/merrifield-and-reston-tea-parties.html
Merrifield and Reston Tea Parties Working Together


24 posted on 04/05/2009 5:26:51 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://newamericanteaparty.com/2009/04/05/illinois-residents/
The Chicago Tax Day Tea Party

http://kyprogress.blogspot.com/2009/04/aa.html
If you can’t get the mainstream media to cover your political movement, you just might have to do the job yourself.

http://teaparties.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/tempe-tea-party-protest/
Tempe Tea Party Protest

http://marathonpundit.blogspot.com/2009/04/west-chester-tea-party-report.html
West Chester Tea Party report

http://diana-vice.blogspot.com/2009/04/lafayette-tea-party-set-for-april-15th.html
Lafayette Tea Party Set for April 15th

http://shotsonthehouse.com/?p=1615
The Columbus Tea Party on 610 WTVN

http://alamoguy.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/88/
Champaign-Urbana Tea Party

http://franklincountyteaparty.blogspot.com/2009/04/tax-day-party-count-nearing-2000-us.html
FRANKLIN COUNTY VA TEA PARTY - WE THE PEOPLE! (Non Partisan)

http://april15dotcom.blogspot.com/2009/04/sacramentos-tea-party.html
Sacramento’s Tea Party


25 posted on 04/05/2009 5:37:20 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
Thanks abb for all the “pings” that have kept me informed.

This has turned into a HUGE MOVEMENT!

26 posted on 04/05/2009 7:35:29 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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