Skip to comments.Tea Party Participants...LIVE Thread, please post pics and updates here
Posted on 04/15/2009 5:29:39 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
Please post what is happening at your tea party here, your location and attendance...and as always, lots of pictures:)
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Cripes .... not four more years of this ____!
Naples, Florida has quite the turnount on US 41 near the Vanderbilt Beach area...we just drove by. We are here on vacation and to house hunt. We are moving down here this summer because I was accepted into law school at Ave Maria. We’re pretty excited. When my husband saw the turnout for the tea party he said I like it even more here.
Upper Michigan Tea Party report here (Escanaba) Film coming soon. Had a turnout of about 100, in full spirit. Hope the DEQ doesn’t fine us for the tea in Lake Michigan!
Neil Cavuto reporting in. The tea party is hours away and it is packed already.
Tacoma, WA had about a hundred people with at least one 20 car convoy to the rally at the state capitol. A second convoy left after I did.
Went to a local one..down in Viera,Florida...about 250 people there between the time frame I was there 8 am til 11:00..it was scheduled to continue until 1 pm. VERY LOUD...people were staying about an hour or 90 mins and going into work late. Tons of signs. There are 5 local tea parties today...local press was there...a few news cameras.
Major Tea Party on Sunday the 19th at Wickham Park in Melbourne...they are expecting 3-4,000 there.
HUGE tea party in Chicago!!!! At least 5000 here. Just sang the National Anthem.
Just came back from TEA party in Farmingville, NY - the home to a very large illegal immigrant population that was documented in the movie “Farmingville”.
About 20 people there and many stopping by to sign up. Some VERY angry folks there (me included!)
Mancow, the DJ revving up the crowd. “Don’t spread MY wealth around, spread my work ethic”!
I just heard from a friend who works in downtown Madison, Wisconsin...almost 6,000 people downtown for hours honking horns and blasting Twisted Sister over and over.
Tea time ping
Just got back from the Denver Tea party, at about 10:30 is was as big as the one they held in February, When walking back to work (someone’s got to work to pay taxes) North on the 16th street mall I saw quite of few people walking towards the capital with their signs and some even brought their children along as well.
When walking back I caught the eye of a guy with a sign that read “ATLAS will Shrug” I nodded at him and shrugged my shoulders, I think he got my simple acknowledgment of my support.
The RTD system is probably getting quite the workout today as it looked like rush hour at the light rail station and that was at 11:00.
If you are able to go and you are in Denver or if you work downtown Denver, take your lunch hour at the capital, just go and at the very least lend your warm body for support. We owe it to our futures.
Some disruptions going on in Madison, Wisconsin...apparently counter protestors have arrived...
Crowd gathers for Madison tax protest; counter-rally expected
By Steven Walters of the Journal Sentinel
Posted: Apr. 15, 2009 11:02 a.m.
Madison - Mary Phelps of Burlington came to the Capitol on Wednesday to protest the leadership of President Barack Obama and Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle.
She was in place one hour before a rally to protest what she said was an erosion of personal freedoms under Obama and overspending by the governor. The rally was sponsored by Americans for Prosperity. The state Republican Party provided buses that brought protesters from an outlying parking area to the Capitol.
“I’m really upset at the changes that Obama has made,” Phelps said. Her sign told Obama to “Keep your change. I’ll keep freedoms. God bless the USA.”
But Scot Ross, executive director of the Democratic-leaning group One Wisconsin Now, said his group was organizing some counter-protesters.
“If this corporate-funded rally is to oppose raising taxes on the wealthiest 1%, then we think the wealthiest 1% should show up and thank the crowd for protecting their tax breaks and opposing the closing of offshore tax havens,” Ross said.
Earlier this year, Doyle signed into law a tax increase on businesses, which Democrats said ended loopholes that have allowed them to not pay state income taxes. Doyle also wants to create a new tax bracket, with a tax rate of 7.75%, for what he said would be the richest 1% of Wisconsin residents. Republican legislators have argued that the state should cut spending rather than raise taxes.
The Capitol “tea party” rally is one of many being held across the country to coincide with the deadline to file federal and state income taxes.
I have a nice phone video clip of the Tea Party that just finished at 1:00 EDT today. I don’t have the capability to post it here from work, but if someone would like to post it up, pls send a number via private mail and I can text it over to you. Thanks.
I would like to see one picture from all 50 states.
Perhaps a photoshop montage of a map of the USA with a picture in the shape of the specific state?
So picture from texas would be in the shape of texas and fitted like a puzzle piece in the picture of the USA.
Just back from my local protest, not a large crowd but we had a good turn out. Lots of honking cars and thumbs up. No I need to find the cable fo my camera.
I’m goint to the Kingsport Party this afternoon. it will be the only gathering here of conservatives in my memory.
I printed up a few hand bills to recruit folks to Free Republic.
I’ll be the really good looking old guy if you get to come
Just got back from Lincolnton, NC tea party. Small town of 15,000 or so, rural area 35 miles NW of Charlotte. I estimate 200-250 people at the Courthouse, many cars going by honking their arms. It was great, hope to have pictures up later.
My Camera cannot even capture the size now.... it’s over 4,500 and the weather has been perfect!
The organizers are very politically naive though, and the event is very ad hoc and disjointed in the speakers and the message.
A lot of very very new folks who in my 20 years of local activism here have never seen before.
The are all upset and want to “do” something, but it is becoming very clear they have zero experience in knowing what to actually do now that they have assembled.
Live streaming video of the Charlotte NC rally starting at 2:00.
Maybe a new addition to the Freeper dictionary.
“Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff said the event seems to be the only solution to the current economic crisis that the Republicans are offering.
“While the Republicans are sipping tea and eating crumpets, Democrats led by President Obama are working to rebuild our economy and create jobs,” Jotkoff said. “Democrats are doing what is necessary to do the short-term investments to jump start Florida's economy, and make the long-term investment to have a sustainable job market over the long term through key investments in health care, energy and education.”
Of course, this is totally wrong. The Republicans DID offer a response to the Democrats’ plan, but it was turned down by the Democrats. When the plan was being formulated, the Democrats literally shut the door on the Republicans. As for the “tea and crumpets”, well -———
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Just got back from the Chicago Federal plaza rally. Place is packed the signs are awesome, and of course I forgot my camera :(
News reports of over 3000 so far in Winston-Salem,NC
That looks like a lot of people
We had maybe 50 at one point but it was cold and raining when we started. I have 2 choices to go to this afternoon, one is a little more local and the other in downtown Cleveland...yuck. Heard at the earlier rally that Acorn is showing up so I am a little leery about going downtown
Trenton, NJ tea party is underway. I would say at least 1,000 people have showed despite the rain and the cold. Very boisterous crowd. Lots of yelling and honking from passerbys. The airing of grievances is all over the place. I hope a proposal like the fair tax, flat tax, or something channels all this anti everything into pro something.
Just got back from the Pittsburgh tea party. It was awesome. Still going on but I had to get back to work. Even though it was drizzling rain there was still a huge turnout. We had some protestors that were shouted down a couple times, but no violence or anything breaking out. Jim Quinn from the Quinn and Rose in the Morning show was the MC.
In Chicago I saw a few anti-Scientologists, one lone 9/11 truther and I just witnessed one verbal confrontation with a lafty asking a guy “what’s wrong with higher taxes?”. The guy replied “I shouldn’t have to work to pay YOUR bills.”. Conversation ended there, the lefty was dumbstruck.
Obama doesn’t know anything about a Tea Party! He wasn’t invited? (10 sec video clip) http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=319503
The answer to that is, he’s a LIAR. Don’t pull punches. That’s what pubs do. FIGHT BACK. You don’t even have to argue with them. Call them liars, forked tongue liars, and move on.
Where specifically in Winston Salem is the Tea Party being held?
Thanks for the update. I went to the Saturday Tea Party in Pittsburgh but have to work today.
So how many people would you say showed up?
And do you think the P-G will cover it, like they keep covering the 300 or so Union thugs that protested over the card check bill?
Son and I went and had a good time (Mqt., MI). My son is fast asleep worn out from he and dad’s first ever political “protest.” One crazy moonbat arguing with everybody... my professional opinion is he was drunk or in diabetic shock.. he smelled like booze and slurred most words.
As if stealing one group of people's money and giving it to another group produces ANYTHING. This guy is a poster child for what people are protesting and he's too stupid to know it.
GIant crowd here at the Capital Building steps here in Baton Rouge
Started at 12:00 at Winston Park on N. Marshall Street in downtown
Is Georgetown far from your home?
Just now arrived back home from attending the Tea Party in Louisville, KY. (I live in southern Indiana and this was the one closest to me, as far as I know.) Saw lots of Indiana folks there, though.
Local media was CERTAINLY there!!
I’ve been looking at Yahoo News Reports of the protests.
Nearly EVERY article is talking DOWN the size of the crowds.