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Thousands Protest at Tea Parties (7,500 at Fresno/Central Valley TEA Party)
CBS 47 TV ^ | April 16, 2009

Posted on 04/16/2009 12:20:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

About 7,500 people showed up at the Tea Party at Save Mart Center, one of thousands held around the country on tax day.

Fresno was just one of thousands of cities to host a tea party on Wednesday and was also one of the largest events in the county.

The event is based on the pre-revolutionary war protests in Boston, where Americans took a stance against excessive government taxation.

The people at the tea party in Fresno say they don't care if you're a Republican or a Democrat. They say everyone, from every background or social standing should be upset about the current trend of big government, big spending policies and huge corporate bailouts.

It’s not known if all the protests will have any affect on the politicians but that didn’t stop the people attending from making their feelings known.

(video at source)

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs47.tv ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aar; bho44; cateaparty; fresno; teaparty
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1 posted on 04/16/2009 12:20:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: JustAmy; mtngrl@vrwc; gracie1; Mama_Bear; jkphoto; notpoliticallycorewrecked; chadsworth; ...

Woo hoo!! 7,500 in Fresno!! Great job, everyone!!


2 posted on 04/16/2009 12:22:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

That’s fantastic


3 posted on 04/16/2009 12:27:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Jim Robinson

When people in California start turning out in numbers like this, the Powers That Be better sit up and take notice.


4 posted on 04/16/2009 12:39:00 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" -Mark Lowry)
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To: ninergold3

Larger crowds than Hillary drew...and larger than many of the Obama campaign crowds. And none were bussed in like they were for Obama by ACORN!!!!


5 posted on 04/16/2009 12:48:31 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Jim Robinson; JustAmy; notpoliticallycorewrecked; Saundra Duffy; lager; PERKY2004; ...
I just don't have words to express what a great event this turned out to be! They are saying it was the BIGGEST IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY! The energy of the crowd was phenomenal, the young patriots marching in with flags singing loud and clear.... "We're Not Going to Take it Anymore!", the speakers were great, and the excitement of the crowd was electric! I've never been to anything like this before and it will be a day long remembered as one of the best of my life! Imagine, 7,500 people!!!!

My photos were just snapshots of the event, but it will give you an idea of what it was like, if you care to take a look (view them as a slideshow or individually).....

My Photos From the Central Valley Tea Party

Amy, I don't have the Central Valley Ping list. Could you ping them for me?

I am sorry, there were some people I wanted to meet there, but I never found them in that huge crowd. :-(

6 posted on 04/16/2009 12:53:09 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (T.E.A =Taxed Enough Already! Find a Tea Party near you on Tax Day!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Here are some pix borrowed from CentralValleyTeaParty.com:


7 posted on 04/16/2009 1:07:34 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Mama_Bear; Arthalion; ATcohiba; bagster; bannie; bgone; Clovis_Skeptic; Conlan; DB; Diamondhead; ...

Yoo Hoo .....

The Tea Party was a huge success.

Hope you were there! See pictures in the above post by MamaBear.

Way to Go Fresno!!!


8 posted on 04/16/2009 1:08:37 PM PDT by JustAmy (Taxed Enough Already.)
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Thanks, Amy. Don’t know when or where JK will post his photos. He took over 600! LOL.

Was great to see you and the FResno FReepers again. We need to get back out on our corner again!


9 posted on 04/16/2009 1:12:12 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (T.E.A =Taxed Enough Already! Find a Tea Party near you on Tax Day!)
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To: Jim Robinson

oooohhhh... just looking at those pics sends shivers down my spine... all those sca-a-a-a-r-r-r-r-y-y-y right wing extremists!!!


10 posted on 04/16/2009 1:13:27 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Meanwhile, the sheeple graze mindlessly while awaiting slaughter at Hope and Change Ranch)
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To: Mama_Bear

Jim Robinson

Ann, Jim, Amy and Sheila

Throwing symbolic boxes of taxes into the "sea," as JustAmy keeps watch.

Lots of Gadsden flags!

Melissa Courtney, the organizer of the CVTP

11 posted on 04/16/2009 1:14:29 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Mama_Bear

Thank you for posting these pictures, Lori. They are great.


12 posted on 04/16/2009 1:14:34 PM PDT by JustAmy (Taxed Enough Already.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Great Rebellion, Jim. ;^ )

Thanks for the thread.

Taxes Enough Already!


13 posted on 04/16/2009 1:15:39 PM PDT by JustAmy (Taxed Enough Already.)
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To: Fresno; 100American

Fresno Tea Party Ping!


14 posted on 04/16/2009 1:16:15 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Mama_Bear

Woo hoo!! Great photos!! Great Day!! Smells like... victory!!


15 posted on 04/16/2009 1:20:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Great photos!! We really had a great day!! Tax protests are REVOLTING!!


16 posted on 04/16/2009 1:21:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Love the pictures, TAChampion.

I missed seeing you there. Maybe we can work something different for the next one. It would be great to be able to meet OUR FReepers.


17 posted on 04/16/2009 1:22:04 PM PDT by JustAmy (Taxed Enough Already.)
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To: JustAmy

I was there! My husband came along too, because he had to take me to dialysis at 3. He actually went back while I was at the clinic! He’s very shy at meeting new people. I stayed anonymous so he would be more comfortable.

He did spot a Bee reporter that he called a bad name, though. That guy was creepy.


18 posted on 04/16/2009 1:25:55 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Mama_Bear; Jim Robinson; JustAmy

Great shots, MB! Thanks for supporting FREEDOM!

Good to see Jim. He looked hale and hearty! FReepers RULE!

Good to see Amy. :D


19 posted on 04/16/2009 1:26:26 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock)
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To: JustAmy
Thanks, Amy. Now I need to go and get the RV cleaned and ready to be put back into storage. I am so glad we had the 5th wheel to use as a windbreak.

BTW, I didn't get a t-shirt even though I was a "tea bagger". Jeff got one though and he actually did way more than I did. There was virtually NO trash to pick up after the event. We don't leave trash on the ground, unlike those who attended the Obama inauguration. So, that tells me that WE are the ones who actually TRULY care about the environment. :-)

20 posted on 04/16/2009 1:27:12 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (T.E.A =Taxed Enough Already! Find a Tea Party near you on Tax Day!)
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