Skip to comments.Thousands show up on the south lawn of the Indianapolis State House (Pictures)
Posted on 04/15/2009 5:36:08 PM PDT by appleseed
We filled the entire south lawn of the State House and lined the sidewalks on Capitol Ave.,Washington St., and West St. All 4 local news networks were there Channels 6, 8, 13 and 59 along with news choppers overhead. My wife and I arrived about an hour and a half early and there were already several hundred people there. Greg Garrison's (local radio) was my favorite speaker. He's our version of Glenn Beck. The Wright Brothers Band was freakin awesome. A huge thank you to Richard & Laura Behney for organizing and hosting our tea party. Here's a few pic's - I have a cheap digital camera so the pic's aren't the greatest:
Over an hour before the start:
The pirate theme was everywhere:
A note to 0bama and Congress - We're mad as hell!!!
California Tea Party was treated to viewing snipers on top of the Capitol Building overlooking the crowd.
My boys and I tried to go down there. It was a madhouse! Couldn’t get through the traffic in time to go however.
The crowd was huge (from what I saw driving by (or should I say, sitting there in my car).
The state house was a great place to have it, but, the time of day wasn’t. Rush hour traffic really snarled things up. I’d bet you would have had another 2000 people there had it been held later, say around 5:30.
I was there also. Your pictures look like they were from the beginning. i was back by the far south end and once things got going the area was packed. Greg Garrison (a local radio personality) estimated about 10,000, which seemed realistic and a good turnout considering the weather was cold and damp.
I enjoyed the speaker “Thoas Paine” who may or may not have been the actor in the viral youtube video abut the stimulus.
The only disrupter(s) I saw was a black guy with at bull horn walking up and down the perimeter of the crowd, followed by a white punk who was prancing like a court jester(fool). The bullhorn sounded just like the Paul Shanklin parody of Al Sharpton. There was one 911 truther who looked lost
I have some pics and vids, but lack the know -how to post them.
” I promise to preview my posts in the future”.
Wish I could have made it. Thanks for posting the pics. YOu should have snapped a few of the moonbats.
“The only disrupter(s) I saw was a black guy with at bull horn walking up and down the perimeter of the crowd”
Actually, he was one of OURS....
A few code Pinko Lesbians (3 of them) tried shouting down one of the speakers, but they got silenced pretty quick.
And the 2 Obama Drones I saw left pretty quickly when the pipsqueek geek said somethig about Obama, and he realized he’d just said the wrong thing, in exactly the wrong place.
I took the pictures about an hour and a half before it started. My camera really stinks and I got tired of messing with it. The Thomas Paine guy was the same one that was on Beck’s show. I saw the dude with the bullhorn -and his shadow - what idiots. Maybe you can get someone to help you load the pic’s? I’d love to see them.
His girlfriend was about a foot taller than him and probably outweighed him by 80 pounds. Girlfriend or bodyguard, whatever.
You weren’t but FEET away from me, then...
We SHOULD have thought to have a Free Republic Meetup table somewhere...
There were a LOT of people there!
I agree with you. The black guy was definitely trying to make us look bad.
The traffic was even worse than after a Colts game. Midweek rush hour plus another 10,000 added to the mix.
Follow up the Tea Party with a phone call to your U.S. senator advising them to vote NO on the budget. Encourage others to do likewise. And, the true power is at the polls in 2010!
Thanks for posting lucy. An excellent show of just how many were there. At around 4:30 I told my wife I wanted to get a picture of the stage. It took us about 15 minutes to work our way through the crowd to get there.
Maybe they'll pass the job off onto ACORN.....who'll be trying to figure out exactly who 'John Galt' is for months.
Thanks for providing a good thread to post them on!
It was a good day!
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