Skip to comments.Thousands Protest at Tea Parties (7,500 at Fresno/Central Valley TEA Party)
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.
Its not known if all the protests will have any affect on the politicians but that didnt stop the people attending from making their feelings known.
(video at source)
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Woo hoo!! 7,500 in Fresno!! Great job, everyone!!
When people in California start turning out in numbers like this, the Powers That Be better sit up and take notice.
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!!!!
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).....
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. :-(
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!!!
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!
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!!!
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
Thank you for posting these pictures, Lori. They are great.
Great Rebellion, Jim. ;^ )
Thanks for the thread.
Taxes Enough Already!
Fresno Tea Party Ping!
Woo hoo!! Great photos!! Great Day!! Smells like... victory!!
Great photos!! We really had a great day!! Tax protests are REVOLTING!!
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.
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.
Great shots, MB! Thanks for supporting FREEDOM!
Good to see Jim. He looked hale and hearty! FReepers RULE!
Good to see Amy. :D
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. :-)
LOL!!!! Jim, you are one funny guy! LOL!
Wow GRATE job folks!
Well, doggone it, there was just one thing missing - no, actually TWO things missing.....Syncro and Dr.Zoo. :-(
Good for you!!! Nice to hear that people in my old hometown turned out in good numbers.
I can’t take credit, MamaBear took some and others were from CentralValleyTeaParty.com!
Wow! Great turnout! Thanks for the ping to the pics of the TEA party in Your neck -o- the woods,MB !:)
BIGGEST TURNOUT IN THE COUNTRY...Awesome!
Thanks for the ping. Glad to see the pictures of you and the flag. :-)
And thank you for sending me the Gadsen flag! Love it!!
Hi Maj. HUGS!!
I was pretty sure that was an exaggeration, and now I hear that the Tea Party in Florida had nearly 20 thousand. We had a great turnout, but we didn't have a draw like Hannity or Michelle Malkin. Still, we has some great speakers and thousands of impassioned patriotic Americans. I am so proud of us! I am proud to hear about all the Tea Parties that happened all across the country.
I think it is safe to say that we are a force to be reckoned with and it would behoove our elected politicians to take note of that fact.
I was ecstatic to see so many young folks there.
Oh okay...Still, 7,500 is a HUGE #...
I know You already agree,I’m just re:stating,is all.:)
Glad it was such a good experience; one of the best days in Your life even!
That conveys volumns about how great it must have been!
Sorry, I never got one face-on photo of Melissa (but I know my husband did). She was like a little white tornado, flying all over that place. She came flying into our 5th wheel to beg some sugar and creamer for her coffee (I couldn’t do much to help her, but at least I could sweeten her coffee, LOL!). That was my only chance to snap a shot of her AND I MISS IT!!! :-(
What a great event ... and a special thanks to everyone who posted photos! Now the big question is ... WHAT’S NEXT?
July 4th I heard, or June 14 (Flag Day).
BTW, I posted my photos as a link so the the thread wouldn’t become “graphic heavy”.
You have freepmail.
There was a reason I posted the link to the photos and not the actual photos. It was to keep the thread from becoming "graphic heavy".
I appreciate if you want to contribute to the thread, but please find some other way of doing it.
Thank you for trying to help, and I don't mean to be ungrateful, but if I want my photos posted on this thread, I will post them.
Ask the Admin Moderator to delete the post with your explanation. Sorry, I had no idea you didn’t want them on the thread.
Personally....I loved the pics!
The awesome, 7,500+ person strong, crowd!
Freeper Stuart Weil and Dr. Linda Halderman, who gave a wonderful speech at the CVTP.
Mama_Bear, Jim Robinson, and Sheila being photographed by one of the many cameras at the event.
I love this shot that jk got of Melissa when she was given the gold flag pin. I wish I could credit the jeweler who gave it to her, but I don't know who it was. :-(
BTW, a thread was posted last night that 300,000 were at a tea party in San Francisco, has anyone else read that thread and was it true? I have seen no numbers today on San Fran. I was touting that number for a while but then I stopped because I couldn't find the thread and couldn't find anyone who had been to a tea party in SF. Can anyone shed any light on this?
Tenthamendment, you need to learn to ask permission before using someone's photos, and even though I loved seeing them I understand Mama_Bear's pique!
OK point taken.
All the networks were so inflamed and called these people misfits, angry disgruntled people, protesting against everything. They were mean, mean!
O'Reilly said Fox beat CNN, HLN, MSNBC, and CNBC,all totaled together with amounts more than all put together, and they beat NBC last night too. This country is going to h--- in a hand-basket! Sometimes my blood boils! Thanks for letting me spout off...LOL!
Thank you. (I hate it when I get growly like that.) ;-)
No, I won't have them deleted. I wish I could post all of them on the thread, but I took so many and my professional photographer husband, who documented the event for the organizers, took over 600! If you want to see his, you are going to have to go to the website. LOL.
Unfortunately (or maybe, fortunately), I didn't get to hear any of the Fox reports, or the other networks either, but I did hear Rush and Sean today and it sounded like Fox was the only network that reported on our Tea Parties fairly.
So, what else is new? That's the MSM for you. I just don't listen anymore. I think of them as the dinosaurs of the information age, becoming more and more irrelevant every day, just like the left-wing newspapers that are dying off like flies.
Our event was exhilarating, electrifying and inspiring and the Obama mouthpieces can say whatever they want, they can't change reality. IT WAS WHAT IT WAS. :-)
I am glad you enjoyed the photos, sweet friend. Wish you could have been there.
Great shooting, jk!!