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Tea Party Participants...LIVE Thread, please post pics and updates here
04/15/09

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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201 posted on 04/15/2009 9:54:27 AM PDT by Zeppelin
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To: Zeppelin

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202 posted on 04/15/2009 9:54:48 AM PDT by neal1960 (This space for rent.)
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To: mware
If you are going to be interviewed by a camera crew ask to see their credentials. Might not be a bad idea to have the numbers of local television stations so you can call them to confirm they sent out a crew.

I will do nothing more than smile, show them my sign, and wave my flag. I don't trust a journalist any more than I'd trust a lawyer.
203 posted on 04/15/2009 9:56:16 AM PDT by CottonBall
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To: paulycy

Cripes .... not four more years of this ____!


204 posted on 04/15/2009 9:57:50 AM PDT by mikrofon (Tea Time)
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To: TornadoAlley3

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.


205 posted on 04/15/2009 10:00:08 AM PDT by rangerwife
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To: rangerwife
Reported on the TaxDayTeaparty site:

Michigan: Lansing: The Messenger’s Todd Heywood is on the scene and reports that the gathering is enormous. He estimates that there are 4,000 to 7,000 people there and still growing, causing traffic jams in the city.
206 posted on 04/15/2009 10:02:26 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Stop the wanton destruction of innocent squirrels!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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!


207 posted on 04/15/2009 10:07:03 AM PDT by Enigo54 (What we don't have makes up for what we don't have)
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To: Enigo54

Neil Cavuto reporting in. The tea party is hours away and it is packed already.


208 posted on 04/15/2009 10:08:55 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: rangerwife

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.


209 posted on 04/15/2009 10:12:22 AM PDT by nuance4u
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To: TornadoAlley3

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.


210 posted on 04/15/2009 10:16:11 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: My Favorite Headache

HUGE tea party in Chicago!!!! At least 5000 here. Just sang the National Anthem.


211 posted on 04/15/2009 10:18:04 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: TornadoAlley3

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!)


212 posted on 04/15/2009 10:18:14 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Velveeta

Mancow, the DJ revving up the crowd. “Don’t spread MY wealth around, spread my work ethic”!


213 posted on 04/15/2009 10:20:39 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Waywardson

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.


214 posted on 04/15/2009 10:23:44 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: neal1960

Tea time ping


215 posted on 04/15/2009 10:24:03 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: TornadoAlley3

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.


216 posted on 04/15/2009 10:25:43 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: TornadoAlley3; MHGinTN; jan in Colorado; bert
Re:Bristol TN/VA Tea Party Had a pretty good turnout considering the weather was cold and windy. There would have been a lot more but for the fact that there was not a lot of promotion of the event. Most people were at work since this was at 11:30. People were driving by blowing their horns and waving at us. This is a very conservative area so we were well received. I had a HUGE sign (about 3 x 5) that 4 good-looking guys voluteered to help me hold. I had enough room on my sign to put about 15 different slogans most tax related, but, I got one in there about our president bowing to a king. I got interviewed by the local radio guy. He seemed to like the part of my sign that read: Brain Dead Government- Remove Tax Support!! He heard me talking about the DHS memo that declared us all dangerous radicals that need to be watched and interviewed me about that. He asked me if I thought that I was on the list. I said " I don't know, but, if I am, so be it." I added that I'm not scared of them and they can't stop us. I also, made the point that the liberals can go out and protest and do whatever they want and nothing is said. Just let us exercise our 1st amendment rights and they panic. I might go to the ˚Kingsport party this afternoon after I get back in from work. If I do I'll do an update.
217 posted on 04/15/2009 10:26:06 AM PDT by NellieMae (Here...... common sense,common sense,common sense,where'd ya go... common sense......)
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To: Velveeta

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.


218 posted on 04/15/2009 10:27:38 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: TornadoAlley3

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.


219 posted on 04/15/2009 10:28:58 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Meanwhile, the sheeple graze mindlessly while awaiting slaughter at Hope and Change Ranch)
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To: All

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.


220 posted on 04/15/2009 10:29:39 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: My Favorite Headache
New picture from Madison, Wisconsin rally
221 posted on 04/15/2009 10:30:05 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: trooprally

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.


222 posted on 04/15/2009 10:35:05 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: rocksblues

BFL


223 posted on 04/15/2009 10:36:01 AM PDT by rocksblues (Sarah and Joe, Real Americans!)
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To: NellieMae

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


224 posted on 04/15/2009 10:38:33 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . John Galt hell !...... where is Francisco dÂ’Anconia)
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To: boxerblues

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.


225 posted on 04/15/2009 10:39:35 AM PDT by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


226 posted on 04/15/2009 10:40:27 AM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: All

Live streaming video of the Charlotte NC rally starting at 2:00.

http://www.wbtv.com/


227 posted on 04/15/2009 10:41:37 AM PDT by neal1960 (This space for rent.)
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To: Free America52
Honking their arms? LOL!

Maybe a new addition to the Freeper dictionary.

228 posted on 04/15/2009 10:42:11 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
The local paper told about the Tea Party going on in the Treasure Coast (Florida). They quoted an Eric Jotkoff, Florida Democrat Spokesman. This is going to be the word of the day.

“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.

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2009/apr/15/fl-residents-protest-federal-spending

“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 -———

229 posted on 04/15/2009 10:42:12 AM PDT by Humal
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To: Free America52
I received a report from Papillion Nebraska (population about 22k). About 200 people over the lunch hour.

Here's a pic



There are also parties in Lincoln and Omaha today.
230 posted on 04/15/2009 10:45:46 AM PDT by a_screen_name
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231 posted on 04/15/2009 10:46:42 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: TornadoAlley3

Just got back from the Chicago Federal plaza rally. Place is packed the signs are awesome, and of course I forgot my camera :(


232 posted on 04/15/2009 10:47:07 AM PDT by sharkhawk (Here come the Hawks)
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To: neal1960

News reports of over 3000 so far in Winston-Salem,NC


233 posted on 04/15/2009 10:47:37 AM PDT by mrsalty
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To: My Favorite Headache
#221-

That looks like a lot of people

234 posted on 04/15/2009 10:48:05 AM PDT by GeronL (tea parties quarterly until we get big enough to simply take over by force if necessary)
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To: Free America52

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


235 posted on 04/15/2009 10:48:08 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: All

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.


236 posted on 04/15/2009 10:48:14 AM PDT by jzlouis
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237 posted on 04/15/2009 10:49:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

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.


238 posted on 04/15/2009 10:50:21 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


239 posted on 04/15/2009 10:50:47 AM PDT by Velveeta
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Obama doesn’t know anything about a Tea Party! He wasn’t invited? (10 sec video clip) http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=319503


240 posted on 04/15/2009 10:50:57 AM PDT by backspace (Please don't laugh at my tagline)
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To: Humal

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.


241 posted on 04/15/2009 10:50:59 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: mrsalty

Where specifically in Winston Salem is the Tea Party being held?


242 posted on 04/15/2009 10:51:11 AM PDT by patriotgal1787 ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

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?


243 posted on 04/15/2009 10:52:16 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Stop the wanton destruction of innocent squirrels!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

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.


244 posted on 04/15/2009 10:52:28 AM PDT by GlennBeck08
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To: Humal
“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.”

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.

245 posted on 04/15/2009 10:54:05 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ("We all know where this is coming from. What concerns me is where it is going." - advance_copy)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

GIant crowd here at the Capital Building steps here in Baton Rouge


246 posted on 04/15/2009 10:54:30 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: patriotgal1787

Started at 12:00 at Winston Park on N. Marshall Street in downtown


247 posted on 04/15/2009 10:55:00 AM PDT by mrsalty
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To: Fishtalk

Pat,

Is Georgetown far from your home?


248 posted on 04/15/2009 10:55:17 AM PDT by CDB (O-B-A-M-A: Odious Barky Always Making Apologies)
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To: TornadoAlley3

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.

AWESOME!!!!!

Local media was CERTAINLY there!!


249 posted on 04/15/2009 10:56:21 AM PDT by MasonGal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

I’ve been looking at Yahoo News Reports of the protests.

Nearly EVERY article is talking DOWN the size of the crowds.


250 posted on 04/15/2009 10:56:48 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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