Skip to comments.Wichita Kansas Tea Party
Posted on 04/15/2009 4:33:06 PM PDT by Kansas58
Alright! Way to go...
THREE IF BY GOVERNMENT!
Now that's good...
I was there today, too. I estimated the crowd at between 500 and 1000 when I left at 5:15. However, there were many more people still arriving, so I’m sure the total number was over 1000.
By the way, I tried to take pictures of State Rep. Jason Watkins but they did not turn out.
Also, Vickie Tiahrt was scheduled to speak but I had to leave before Vickie could even find a parking spot anywhere near the podium.
Senator Sam Brownback also spoke.
It is nice to be in Kansas, where at least a few of our elected officials oppose this crazy tax and spend government!
My sign is the “Attn: Washington YOUR HAVE RUN OUT OF OUR MONEY” white letters on red.
I heard the lady dressed up like Paul Revere speak. She did a good job (even without a teleprompter) but she got her math a little mixed up (e.g. a billion is a million millions). We all knew where she was coming from, though.
Then the PUMA talked. She also spoke at the Tea Party in February. Gotta say I liked today’s weather much better. I heard Brownback and Susan Wagle also. I would really like to see Wagle go for higher office someday.
We had a great crowd today in Wichita and around the nation. We must keep the pressure on!
I just got home from the Tea Party in Overland Park,KS...(JCCC)...it was a very big turn out. Todd Tiahart was there...woohooo!
KansasGirl was there with her big Tea Party sign too!
I like the empty pockets silhouette.
This guy made sure to be seen by the camera crews of the three networks that were there.
One of my favorite signs. This was side one.
And this was side two of the same sign.
Notice the t-shirt. nice...
Here's a version of the of the Washington "WTF" pic
I loved this sign. So true.
And this dude turned around so I could take a picture of his shirt.
I had more pictures but they were blurry/grainy or of Paulett Revere on a horse which is already shown above.
I'd say about 5 to 10 % of the group in the 20s or younger. Lots of vets.
What did all of you think?
Looks like everyone had a great time!
I love it!
I had a big sign and now feel like I've been bench pressing and doing curls all night.
I’ve been scanning all the Tea Party threads and am VERY impressed by the signs and the number of people attending! Wish I could have gone today but kudos to all of those that did!
I made the tea party in Wichita also. I wish I could have met you both.
My neighbor went with me and she or I will link her pics to this thread tomorrow or the next day.
I understand there is, already, preparations for a 4th of July tea party. Maybe we can meet then. I think I will put FreeRepublic.com at the bottom of my signs.
Small socialist democrat crowds always seem to be reported as hundreds of thousands or millions. Yet these protests are reported at a few hundred.
With the conservatives quiet nature I will suggest when you get even a real number of a hundred they represent MILLIONS of pissed off Americans that had to work versus getting to go to a Tea Party !
I personally am very grateful for all good Americans that protested today . Protested this criminal administration. Took time , lost a day of work and were able......
Thank you one and all ......
A mixed bunch, lots of “Fair Tax” and Libertarian types, to be sure, but that is expected.
Some will try to co opt these things for other causes. That is what “grass roots” is all about.
The most important thing was: we ALL oppose Obama and the spending of Congress!
What size do YOU think the crowd was?
Thanks for the pic of my wife.
What a blast.
I'm not good at estimating crowd sizes. About as much as I've seen at a Shocker's baseball game I guess.
I heard the number 1000 from one of the speakers.
Even the small number of teens/twenty-somethings I saw was pretty impressive though.
Seems like I always get a pic of someone you know and love, huh?
I am still thinking the crowd total was over 3000, but that is just a guess, based on a small count in a small area and trying to multiply.
Hard to do, with people moving, coming and going!
One thing for sure, if it was a Liberal or Democrat rally?
The media would say “almost 10,000 people -—”
Great job Kansas FReepers! bttt
Here are some more photos of the Wichita Tea Party:
Here is a link to the pics that my neighbor took. http://www.jdlackamp.us/webgallery/wtparty/index.html
I am considering writing an after action report. If I do, I will be posting it in the next day or two.
I did not do the work. My neighbor did. My camera battery did not work, or I would have added more pics.
Was she just on Hannity?
She was and I missed it.