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More than 25,000 attend Southfork Ranch tea party, organizer says
Dallas Morning News ^ | 5 July 2009 | Wendy Hundley

Posted on 07/05/2009 11:00:07 AM PDT by PhatHead

An estimated crowd of 25,000 to 35,000 people attended the Independence Day tea party at Southfork Ranch on Saturday, one organizer said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aar; independenceday2009; southforkranch; teaparty

1 posted on 07/05/2009 11:00:07 AM PDT by PhatHead
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To: PhatHead
Local NPR station (KERA) was less than honest about reporting on the Tea Party. Called the attendees 'confused'.

We're scaring the crap out of the left.

/johnny

2 posted on 07/05/2009 11:03:09 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: PhatHead

I live within a few miles of SF and the traffic was heavy. I did not attend, but I know many that did.


3 posted on 07/05/2009 11:03:17 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: PhatHead

I was at a parade in Fairview and that is alwhat a lot of people were talking about. Wish i coulda been there. Glad to see TX is doing it big, as usual. Even got a few people interested in FR. So hopefully a few n00bies will show up and get involved.


4 posted on 07/05/2009 11:04:07 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If the Average nObama Voter is Anything Like Peggy Joseph, The Next 4 Years Will Be A Hoot!!!!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

CBS 11’s Narrisa Knight, referred to the attendees as, radical protestors, during a newscast yesterday.


5 posted on 07/05/2009 11:04:38 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: PhatHead

WOWZA.. Good work. I bet there were more.


6 posted on 07/05/2009 11:07:50 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: freekitty

And the coverage, as usual, has been just overwhelming (sarc).


7 posted on 07/05/2009 11:14:49 AM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Called the attendees 'confused'

Yeah, right. Let me say something about these people that I was born among, grew up with and in my late 60s, spent a lifetime with. The only "confused" Texans I've seen might be a hold-out liberal, a transplant from CA who wants to create HOAs so that they can tell people what color to paint their condos or a gutless politician trying to figure out Sarah Palin.

Other than that, the only confusion I'm seeing are whether to use 5.56 or 7.62 during any difficulties.

8 posted on 07/05/2009 11:18:54 AM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: Mach9

Of course. LOL


9 posted on 07/05/2009 11:24:53 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: PhatHead
An estimated crowd of 25,000 to 35,000 people attended the Independence Day tea party...

Now *THAT* is what I call a "secession-sized" turnout!

10 posted on 07/05/2009 11:26:53 AM PDT by The Duke ("Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Democrat Party?")
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To: brushcop
To be honest, the NPR lackey doing the reporting was probably projecting. He sounded overwhelmed. Keep in mind, most of those guys hang out on Oak Lawn.

They are obviously wetting panties and having a nervous breakdown.

/johnny

11 posted on 07/05/2009 11:27:48 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: devane617
CBS 11’s Narrisa Knight, referred to the attendees as, radical protestors, during a newscast yesterday.

"Watch what you say, or they'll be calling you a radical..."

Can "fanatical, criminal" be far behind?

Personally, I prefer "insurrectionist".


12 posted on 07/05/2009 11:30:27 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: brushcop
7.62x39, BTW. No confusion here. Little commie bastards had a good round, and Kalashnikov. You take results where you find them.

/johnny

13 posted on 07/05/2009 11:31:00 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Mach9
And the coverage, as usual, has been just overwhelming (sarc).

DallasNews.com, the website for the newspaper The Dallas Morning News, gave it a whopping five lines. However, I believe someone is still in possession of their sanity at the DMN as this was the last sentence;

The event had been billed as the largest tea party in the nation, and some organizers had said the crowd could reach 50,000.

Fifty thousand eh?

I bet that is going to make little zerø stay up late at night.

14 posted on 07/05/2009 11:37:08 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: devane617

Wear the badge with honor:

RADICAL also means: to make drastic reforms in society as it is

“Radical” protestors is correct in that meaning of the word....Go for it!


15 posted on 07/05/2009 11:40:10 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: PhatHead

Southfork Ranch! You mean there is a real place in Dallas called “Southfork”? Wow.


16 posted on 07/05/2009 11:40:26 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: JRandomFreeper

HAHAHAHA!! Yes, 25,000 to 35,000 people managed to make it to a Tea Party and somehow every last one of them were ‘confused’.

You are right, we are scaring the hell out of them. They see that they have crossed that invisible line that they convinced themselves didn’t exist.


17 posted on 07/05/2009 11:41:42 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: Charles Martel

Thanks for the smile. I love, “insurrectionist,” but I would label mayself as: “Patriot and insurrectionist.”


18 posted on 07/05/2009 11:46:18 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: autumnraine

Yes, it’s in Parker, Texas, just east of Plano and about ten or fifteen miles from the city of Dallas. It’s the place you see from the air in the series’ opening credits, and they used to film exteriors there.

Now it is rented out for meetings and events. Years ago we had the Blue & GOld Banquet for my boys’ Cub Scout Pack there a couple times.


19 posted on 07/05/2009 11:48:04 AM PDT by PhatHead
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To: PhatHead
I was at the Southfork (Dallas) Teaparty and the estimates appear to be fairly accurate at 25,000 to 35,000.
20 posted on 07/05/2009 11:49:20 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: autumnraine
Yes, there is a Southfork Ranch. But those guys in Dallas are pikers. Google Cullen Davis for real money, greed, and deadly intent. Ft. Worth, Cowtown, Where The West Begins & home sweet home.

/johnny

23 posted on 07/05/2009 11:57:53 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: devane617
CBS 11’s Narrisa Knight, referred to the attendees as, radical protestors, during a newscast yesterday.

Radicals? Sound like Americans to me...

24 posted on 07/05/2009 11:59:18 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Mach9

No mention of the tea parties on CNN Online.


25 posted on 07/05/2009 12:00:37 PM PDT by avacado
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To: brushcop

7.62 makes a really nasty hole.


26 posted on 07/05/2009 12:17:57 PM PDT by odin2008 (Everything in the universe is subject to change.)
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To: hoopdedoo; JRandomFreeper

ROTFL!! I knew I’d have a comeback somewhere by throwing out a caliber or two...couldn’t stand it could ya!! LOL!


27 posted on 07/05/2009 12:19:08 PM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: PhatHead

So where are the pictures? Surely out of 30000 people somebody brought a camera!


28 posted on 07/05/2009 12:52:27 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: brushcop

Other than that, the only confusion I’m seeing are whether to use 5.56 or 7.62 during any difficulties.
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Take no chances, use both!


29 posted on 07/05/2009 5:40:48 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Confused? heheheh...
25,000 “confused” people? Why how scary for them! Poor things! (NPR station) LOL!!


30 posted on 07/05/2009 9:29:30 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: Mach9

Why how scary, poor dears! They’ll just have to get a hold of themselves, won’t they? LOL


31 posted on 07/05/2009 9:32:19 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: PhatHead; MeekOneGOP

~ping~


32 posted on 07/05/2009 9:38:31 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have two choices and two choices only: SUBMIT or RESIST. Have I missed anything?)
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To: PhatHead; ForGod'sSake; Fiddlstix; Squantos; Clinger; GeronL; Billie; Slyfox; San Jacinto; ...

Ping some TEXANS here !!!

(I think I heard this was one of the largest Tea Party’s
in the nation?? Did I hear right?) ...


33 posted on 07/05/2009 11:02:06 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Thanks!


34 posted on 07/05/2009 11:02:57 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: y'all

Oh, yeah! I thought so.

From the article:

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The event had been billed as the largest tea party in the nation, and some organizers had said the crowd could reach 50,000.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/070509teaupdate.f126890.html


35 posted on 07/05/2009 11:07:13 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: PhatHead

lol. thats a hugh rally


36 posted on 07/05/2009 11:12:56 PM PDT by GeronL (freeping on a PS3)
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To: devane617

Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!


37 posted on 07/05/2009 11:15:56 PM PDT by GeronL (freeping on a PS3 . Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!)
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To: Nateman

I think I saw some pics on facebook


38 posted on 07/05/2009 11:16:52 PM PDT by GeronL (freeping on a PS3 . Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!)
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To: Nateman

How about video??

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2286322/posts?page=1


39 posted on 07/05/2009 11:20:45 PM PDT by GeronL (freeping on a PS3 . Patriotic Insurrectionist is no longer a contradiction in terms!)
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To: tobyhill

....and due to the extreme heat of around 102 there were many seniors who normally would have attended, but didn’t attend due to health concerns... I think the index was 110+..that’s hot even for Texas in the summer.


40 posted on 07/05/2009 11:22:20 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

Oh, it was a hot one. My kid stayed under the wet tent.


41 posted on 07/06/2009 3:31:06 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thanks for the ping.


42 posted on 07/06/2009 8:41:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (Central park didn't hit 85 degrees in June this year - last time was 1916. Al Gore is nuts.)
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To: Mach9
And the coverage, as usual, has been just overwhelming (sarc).

The leftist MSM is too busy praising the KING OF PEDOPHILES - Michael (lowlife) Jackson.

43 posted on 07/06/2009 8:42:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (Central park didn't hit 85 degrees in June this year - last time was 1916. Al Gore is nuts.)
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To: PhatHead

The Dallas Tea Party web site puts the attendance at 37.000+ as well as 500,000 video views on the internet.

http://dallasteaparty.org/2009/07/americas-tea-party-official-press-release/


44 posted on 07/06/2009 9:18:03 AM PDT by Moiraine
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