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UPDATE: Tax Day Tea Parties Running Tally
Self | 04/16/2010 | PhilosopherStone

Posted on 04/16/2010 9:48:35 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000

This is an updated list of Tax Day Tea Party attendence. If you attended an event that is not on the list, please add your totals in this thread and I'll update later.

Also, please ping any contacts who may have been to a Tea Party that is not on this list.

I know that I'm missing several (including DC!).

Current totals: 53 cities, total attendence 111,345.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anothernoobvanity; count; headcount; ilikechese; newbievanity; sheeshnewbies; taxdaycount; teaparty
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Wasila AK 500
Huntsville AL 1,700
Chino Hills CA 300
Escondido CA 600
Eureka CA 400
Oceanside CA 2,500
Pleasanton CA 4,000
Point Loma CA 200
Rancho Bernardo CA 200
Sacramento CA 4,000
San Jose CA 1,500
San Mateo CA 800
Santa Rosa CA 500
Thousand Oaks CA 500
Woodland Hills CA 250
Colorado Springs CO 1,000
Denver CO 4,000
Fort Collins CO 1,000
Hartford CT 1,300
Lewes DE 200
Wilmington DE 500
Fort Lauderdale FL 2,000
Sarasota FL 300
Boise ID 1,500
Idaho Falls ID 300
Freeport IL 120
Marion IL 400
Indianapolis IN 3,000
Wichita KS 1,000
Boston MA 15,000
Kent Island MD 1,000
St. Clair Shores MI 1,000
Sterling Heights MI 500
St Paul MN 1,000
Raleigh NC 1,200
Omaha NE 2,000
Portsmouth NH 300
White Plains NY 1,000
Columbus OH 2,000
Coos Bay OR 200
Medford OR 500
Port Orford OR 75
Reedsport OR 150
Memphis TN 200
Mt Juliet TN 400
Grand Prairie TX 18,000
Houston TX 11,000
San Antonio TX 1,000
Norfolk VA 1,500
Seattle WA 1,000
Tri Cities WA 600
Madison WI 17,000
Point Pleasant WV 150


1 posted on 04/16/2010 9:48:35 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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Sequim WA 200


2 posted on 04/16/2010 9:51:11 AM PDT by redfog
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Zanesville,Ohio 200


3 posted on 04/16/2010 9:53:24 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

St. Augustine, Florida, schedued for tomorrow, keep the list open. We hope to pull in more people on a Saturday, including a lot of the tourists now in town.


4 posted on 04/16/2010 9:53:53 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Pittsburgh, PA = 2,000


5 posted on 04/16/2010 9:54:22 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: redfog

Philadelphia Tea party tomorrow.


6 posted on 04/16/2010 9:56:11 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Where are these numbers coming from? The media or Freepers who were there?


7 posted on 04/16/2010 9:56:29 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Ventura, CA 1,200
8 posted on 04/16/2010 9:56:29 AM PDT by 20 years too late
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Olympia WA about 4000
9 posted on 04/16/2010 9:56:34 AM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Greensboro, NC - 2000 officially.

Although I think the number was closer to 2500 or 3000. But that's just my opinion.

10 posted on 04/16/2010 9:56:36 AM PDT by wbill
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To: PhilosopherStone1000; Condor51; Chi-townChief

Yesterday’s estimate for Chicago (2 events) was 7-9 K. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.


11 posted on 04/16/2010 9:57:15 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (We were hoping for flying unicorns that crapped skittles. We got nationalized health care.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Remember these numbers would be alot higher had it been a weekend.. So if the left says we failed remember we did not.


12 posted on 04/16/2010 9:57:21 AM PDT by crazydad (What)
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To: redfog

Moses Lake, WA 200


13 posted on 04/16/2010 9:59:04 AM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Poplar Bluff, Mo. 200+


14 posted on 04/16/2010 9:59:44 AM PDT by PoplarBluffian (Being a Democrat is never having to say you're sorry)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Cincinnati had "nearly 10,000" according to one source and "sold about 7,500 tickets and gave away another 420" according to http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100416/NEWS0108/304160048/Tea+Party+promises+Hannity+refunds

Dayton, OH had 8,000 on the 13th http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/politics/tea-party-rally-draws-thousands-to-nutter-center-651528.html

15 posted on 04/16/2010 10:01:22 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obamacare: The 2010 version of the Intolerable Acts.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Angels Camp CA 250


16 posted on 04/16/2010 10:03:23 AM PDT by onceone
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To: redfog

What is the estimate for Washington DC?


17 posted on 04/16/2010 10:03:32 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist with no rational argument.)
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To: crazydad

Yes. Also, they were spread out over hundreds of cities which is why it’s important to get a total. The national media won’t care about the small towns, and the small town media won’t care about what’s going on in neighboring towns.

So I think it’s important to do this. And don’t forget that not every town that had a tea party will have FReeper in it so we’ll miss a lot of them.


18 posted on 04/16/2010 10:04:05 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: crazydad

I’ve been to every tea party I could get to including DC and Richmond. Yesterday I couldn’t go because of a money making opportunity that I desperately needed. I’m sure that plenty of others ran into a similar situation.


19 posted on 04/16/2010 10:04:25 AM PDT by albie
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Today’s paper says there were approximately 3,000, although I heard it as many as 5,000 at the Olympia, Washington Tea Party.


20 posted on 04/16/2010 10:05:13 AM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

According to a newspaper account, there were 300 at the Joliet Illinois rally. Looked like more than that to me.

Also, the Homer/Lockport Tea party had a rally last Saturday, estimated attendance 2,000.


21 posted on 04/16/2010 10:05:58 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: presently no screen name

Generally estimates from FReepers who were there with the occasional link to local media guestimates.


22 posted on 04/16/2010 10:07:10 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Photobucket Meanwhile in Washington, they enjoy their own type of Tea Parties.
23 posted on 04/16/2010 10:09:05 AM PDT by RetSignman (Tea Parties ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

This movement will not sustain itself for any length of time without organization and leadership. And it is going to take years to turn this country around (if it can be done at all). Right now the movement has momentum and the rats are obligingly adding to this with their serial idiocy. But the intensity cannot be sustained indefinitely and the anger and frustration need focus. And as the rats are turned out of office the provocations will very likely become less intense and there will be great temptation to return to complacency.

There needs to be a platform around which people can rally and around which a coherent message can coalesce. Leadership and organization are needed to keep people engaged and focused. The problem is how to do this and avoid creating an entrenched elite that ultimately succumbs to the complacency and “go along to get along” mentality that afflicts so many in the GOP? I would suggest term limits and make the terms no more than 2 years in length to coincide with the election cycles. And bar anyone who has held a leadership position from holding another for at least 2 years. Also if there is a party HQ - and I assume there would be one - it might be a good idea to shift it around every so often - have it in Kansas City for 4 years then move it to Phoenix for the next 4 then to St. Paul and so on.


24 posted on 04/16/2010 10:10:38 AM PDT by scory
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To: RetSignman

When you look in the dictionary for the definition of “teabagger”, that’s what you’ll see. LOL!


25 posted on 04/16/2010 10:11:09 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Medford, Oregon “the crowd numbered 700 at the height of the rally.......None of the protesters interviewed for this story saw any evidence of trickery in Alba Park. Medford police officers who monitored the event said there were no reports of violence or threats.

“There hasn’t been any of that here,” Morton said. “Our gatherings usually are pretty civil. Just good people with something to say.”[snip]
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100416/NEWS/4160324

And the little town of Yreka, Ca...6 showed up...most went to Medford.


26 posted on 04/16/2010 10:11:45 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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Atlanta, GA, at the capitol. 3000 reported in the AJC, which means there were probably 5000-6000, based on their estimates of conservative crowds in the past.


27 posted on 04/16/2010 10:13:27 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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Memphis, TN tri state area Tea Parties

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2494245/posts


28 posted on 04/16/2010 10:14:21 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Metairie, Louisiana - 500
according to nola.com


29 posted on 04/16/2010 10:14:27 AM PDT by Bitsy
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Duluth Minnesota, 1800.

Militant


30 posted on 04/16/2010 10:14:46 AM PDT by militant2 (I may not agree with everything you say, but......hell, I don't agree with anything you say!)
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To: scory

Not really the thread to get involved in the subject of term limits, but the scariest thing Dumb0 ever said was that he didn’t care about being a one term president. This simply means that he has absolutely no reason to care about what the country wants since he has resigned himself to losing in 2012. Why care about what voters think if you are not up for re-election?


31 posted on 04/16/2010 10:14:55 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/04/metairie_tea_party_supporters.html

Metairie, LA - 500


32 posted on 04/16/2010 10:17:19 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Sadly, I was not able to make it to the local Ocala, FL Tea Party on The Square. I had to go meet my daughter’s school dean (she wants to be a cheerleader . . . my daughter, not the dean . . .). The Square itself is not very big, maybe could hold a thousand people, but more like 500 comfortably. I’m trying to dig up info on what happened, but our local paper, the Star Banner, is owned by NYT . . . .


33 posted on 04/16/2010 10:19:10 AM PDT by jeffc (I now live in National Socialist America)
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New Haven, CT = 500


34 posted on 04/16/2010 10:22:17 AM PDT by kidd
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Anniston Alabama had 200 according to the local leftwing newspaper the Anniston (Red) Star. That seemed like a pretty close estimate to me.
35 posted on 04/16/2010 10:22:52 AM PDT by BooRadley
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To: jeffc

The Ocala Star Banner (NYT) has briefly reported that there were about 100 people at the Tea Party on The Square yesterday. It’s buried in a “photo op” spread of 4 pictures showing close-ups only with one slightyly wider angle view of people holding signs. No story, no info. I’m sure the Star Banner (NYT) wants the Tea Party to die, quickly. They though a story on sotomayer here in Florida would be a much more interesting story. Hey, you know, that’s what the Star Banner and the NYT print: stories!


36 posted on 04/16/2010 10:27:30 AM PDT by jeffc (I now live in National Socialist America)
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To: redfog

We had the main rally here in Kansas City in Kansas City, Kansas which had 10,000 people at the Comerica Ballpark

And in Missouri 60 people were at smaller event in the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri which was at noon which the second one was later in the day.

I know Topeka and Manhattan, Kansas had rallies too.


37 posted on 04/16/2010 10:30:23 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2229982/posts

This is the count thread from last year.
Figures ended up needing to be in an excel form

‘Henchster’ did a great job organizing the list
http://www.hench.net/2009/teaparty.htm


38 posted on 04/16/2010 10:32:56 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

When I suggested term limits I meant for any Tea Party leadership that might arise. I wasn’t referring to any other positions or offices. Though I would like to see term limits on all elected offices and on the federal judiciary.


39 posted on 04/16/2010 10:34:55 AM PDT by scory
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Lincoln, NE 1600 on April 13th
Lincoln, NE 200 on April 15th


40 posted on 04/16/2010 10:36:24 AM PDT by pitviper68
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To: libertarian27

I copy the numbers I get here into a spreadsheet so I can total and sort by state, city.


41 posted on 04/16/2010 10:37:11 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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Steamboat Springs, CO (lunchtime) - 80

Craig, CO (5 PM) - 225

42 posted on 04/16/2010 10:42:49 AM PDT by kitchen (One battle rifle for each person, and a spare for each pair.)
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Palm Desert, CA - 1000 by the TV news estimate; but what was interesting was that this was broadcast two hours before the 5:30pm kickoff time...........so, probably safe to double that number.


43 posted on 04/16/2010 10:44:21 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Excellent! Please post the spreadsheet link periodically so people can cross-reference.


44 posted on 04/16/2010 10:45:39 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Kansas City Tea Party 10,000


45 posted on 04/16/2010 10:54:01 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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Kansas City, KS Tea Party (Community America Baseball Park) —10,000

I know there were other Tea Parties throughout the day in the KC area including one at Liberty Memorial but I don’t know how many were there.


46 posted on 04/16/2010 11:06:25 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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Disregard post #45. Post #46 is a clarification and the 10,000 refers to the same tea party.


47 posted on 04/16/2010 11:12:24 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Amarillo, TX 1500 - according to Amarillo Globe News this am.


48 posted on 04/16/2010 11:26:40 AM PDT by FNU LNU (Nothing runs like a Deere, nothing smells like a john)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Morristown, NJ 1200

ML/NJ

49 posted on 04/16/2010 11:40:26 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
*** Yesterday’s estimate for Chicago (2 events) was 7-9 K. Someone correct me if I’m wrong. ***

I can't correct you, but I *believe* there were more than just two Tea Parties. And I'd *think* there had to be more than 7-9K total in the 'greater' Chi Metro Area? (like Elgin, Geneva, Aurora, or Joliet)

[I was doin' my taxes so I was too busy to watch any local news channels.(1)]

(1) Which I don't anyway because they all suck so why waste my time and get aggravated for nothing :-)

50 posted on 04/16/2010 11:46:47 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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