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Wichita Kansas Tea Party
4/15/2008 | Kansas58

Posted on 04/15/2009 4:33:06 PM PDT by Kansas58

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; Government; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: aar; ks2009; teaparty; wichita; wichitateaparty
Paul(a) Revere attends Kansas Tea Party (Or maybe its George(a) Washington?)
1 posted on 04/15/2009 4:33:06 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Alright! Way to go...


2 posted on 04/15/2009 4:36:01 PM PDT by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain.")
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To: Kansas58
Image and video hosting by TinyPic State Senator Susan Wagle speaks at Wichita Tea Party
3 posted on 04/15/2009 4:36:26 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58
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4 posted on 04/15/2009 4:40:41 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

THREE IF BY GOVERNMENT!


5 posted on 04/15/2009 4:41:31 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Fump!)
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To: Kansas58
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6 posted on 04/15/2009 4:43:21 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: WakeUpAndVote
THREE IF BY GOVERNMENT!

Now that's good...

7 posted on 04/15/2009 4:43:42 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: Kansas58

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.


8 posted on 04/15/2009 4:47:25 PM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: Dan in Wichita
I heard an estimate much higher than that, between 3,000 and 5,000, actually.
I, personally, tried to count the people lined up on the street, and then multiply by the number of “layers” and I was WELL over 1000, before I even got close to the podium.
And, there were people BEHIND the podium as well, and people arriving and leaving all the time!
We were OUTSIDE and it looked very crowded to me.
To make it look like a big crowd, in an OPEN FIELD is difficult to do.
Anyway, I am pretty sure the 3,000 to 5,000 is a very conservative estimate, from someone who had been on the stage and looked over the crowd. (The PUMA lady, sorry I forget her name).
Susan Estes, the AFP organizer, wanted to be safe, and said “at least 1,000” into the microphone when I asked her.

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!

9 posted on 04/15/2009 4:58:12 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

WTG Kansas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 04/15/2009 5:04:15 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Kansas58

My sign is the “Attn: Washington YOUR HAVE RUN OUT OF OUR MONEY” white letters on red.


11 posted on 04/15/2009 5:18:52 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Kansas58

Hi again,

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!


12 posted on 04/15/2009 5:43:50 PM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: Kansas58; KansasGirl

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!


13 posted on 04/15/2009 5:51:47 PM PDT by lilycicero
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To: Kansas58
Some pictures I took while I was there:

I like the empty pockets silhouette.

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This guy made sure to be seen by the camera crews of the three networks that were there.

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One of my favorite signs. This was side one.

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And this was side two of the same sign.

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Notice the t-shirt. nice...

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Here's a version of the of the Washington "WTF" pic

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I loved this sign. So true.

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And this dude turned around so I could take a picture of his shirt.

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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?

14 posted on 04/15/2009 5:53:23 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Kansas58

Looks like everyone had a great time!


15 posted on 04/15/2009 6:00:45 PM PDT by GOPJ (The New York Times can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of anyone- bow to Lincoln)
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To: Kansas58
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Paul was in Overland Park too!

16 posted on 04/15/2009 6:12:14 PM PDT by lilycicero
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To: avg_freeper
"If Bush was still in office you'd see this on the news."

I love it!

17 posted on 04/15/2009 6:29:43 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130
One thing about any signs you see. The people holding them up are COMMITED! It was a typical Spring day in Kansas with 30 mph winds.

I had a big sign and now feel like I've been bench pressing and doing curls all night.

18 posted on 04/15/2009 6:37:48 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: avg_freeper

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!


19 posted on 04/15/2009 6:42:43 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: avg_freeper; Kansas58

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.


20 posted on 04/15/2009 7:04:23 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: Kansas58

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 ......


21 posted on 04/15/2009 7:28:00 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Kansas58
Great photos! This is my favorite sign from your photos. (I cropped the original)

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22 posted on 04/15/2009 7:43:19 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: mjaneangels@aolcom
Good Idea! I will try to do the same. This was MY sign: Image and video hosting by TinyPic I must admit, I stole it from another Freeper in another state, who posted it here!
23 posted on 04/15/2009 7:49:54 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: avg_freeper
Yes, I agree!

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?

24 posted on 04/15/2009 7:54:44 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Thanks for the pic of my wife.

What a blast.


25 posted on 04/15/2009 7:56:01 PM PDT by heckler (wiskey for my men, beer for my horses, rifles for sister sarah)
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To: Kansas58
"What size do YOU think the crowd was?"

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.

26 posted on 04/15/2009 8:04:44 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: heckler

Seems like I always get a pic of someone you know and love, huh?


27 posted on 04/15/2009 8:05:20 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: avg_freeper

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 -—”


28 posted on 04/15/2009 8:07:14 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58
Just talked to Vickie Tiahrt, I had to leave before she spoke.
She had a blast as well!
29 posted on 04/15/2009 9:05:41 PM PDT by Kansas58
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Great job Kansas FReepers! bttt


30 posted on 04/16/2009 8:35:01 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (The worst of the pirates are in D.C. We aren't safe.)
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To: All

Here are some more photos of the Wichita Tea Party:

http://www.jdlackamp.us/webgallery/wtparty/index.html


31 posted on 04/16/2009 9:51:26 AM PDT by ksgippergirl
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To: Kansas58

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.


32 posted on 04/16/2009 6:50:12 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: mjaneangels@aolcom
Hey, thanks, great pics, even though my brother and I are completely lost in the crowd!
We were very close to the Yellow “Don't tread on ME” flag, but can only see parts of our heads, and we are both over 6’ lol.
Again, good work, much appreciated!
33 posted on 04/16/2009 7:08:41 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

I did not do the work. My neighbor did. My camera battery did not work, or I would have added more pics.


34 posted on 04/16/2009 10:15:14 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: heckler

Was she just on Hannity?
GREAT job!


35 posted on 04/21/2009 12:53:48 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

She was and I missed it.


36 posted on 04/22/2009 6:02:44 AM PDT by heckler (wiskey for my men, beer for my horses, rifles for sister sarah)
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