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  • Bush Jokes About Retirement, Describes Courage as Key to American Spirit

    07/26/2009 12:01:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies · 444+ views
    The Fox News ^ | July 5, 2009
    George W. Bush marked the Fourth of July with an address to a massive crowd in Woodward, Okla., that appeared thrilled to receive the former president for its holiday celebration. The audience at the Rodeo Arena was largest Bush has addressed since he left office. Woodward's entire population is 12,000. By Mayor Bill Fanning's count, more than half that number showed up to hear the speech, which was part of festivities marking the $25 million renovation of a local park. In his address to the crowd, Bush looked back as far as the signers of the Declaration of Independence and...
  • Tea Party accepts parade apology

    07/17/2009 8:20:47 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 31 replies · 2,216+ views
    EastBayRI ^ | 7/16/2009 | Scott Pickering
    The Bristol Fourth of July Committee and the Rhode Island Tea Party put down their sabers Wednesday, a week after a phone call between two Bristol residents unleashed a torrent of nationwide anger upon this town and the state of Rhode Island. The Tea Party accepted an apology from Fourth of July committee chairman Dave Burns, and assurance that the citizens activist group has not been banned from future July 4 parades. The Fourth of July Committee also made it clear that their Float Committee chairman, Jim Tavares, had no authority to “ban” the Tea Party when he called float...
  • Gettysburg Tea Party & Gettysburg Bike Week: Gettysburg, PA - July 4, 2009/July 9, 10, & 11, 2009

    07/16/2009 5:26:15 PM PDT · by RockerMom2MyHero · 20 replies · 935+ views
    Those that recognize my name know I usually write the Westminster AAR’s. Westminster used to be our hometown and we do FReep/Rallies the 2nd and last Saturdays of each month, but Gettysburg, PA is our hometown. The past 2 weekends have given me great opportunity to share some special events that have taken place in our historic and amazing hometown. Westminster is a great place to visit, but we love living in Gettysburg! For those of you that live elsewhere, Gettysburg is a great place to visit! Over 40 miles of scenic road including the Gettysburg National Military Park, battlefields,...
  • White House Press Corps Happy to Attend Barack Obama's Off-the-Record BBQ

    07/09/2009 7:19:02 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 29 replies · 2,771+ views
    Gawker ^ | 7/9/09 | John Cook
    Reporters from roughly 30 television networks, newspapers, magazines, and web sites celebrated the Fourth of July with Barack Obama at the White House last weekend. Why didn't you know that? Because they were sworn to secrecy. We reported yesterday that Politico's Mike Allen was spotted milling about as a guest at the White House's "backyard bash" by the pool reporter, who was allowed into the event for 40 minutes and kept in a pen before being ushered out. When Allen quoted from the pool report in his Playbook column the next day, he deleted a reference to his own name...
  • Top Press Secretly Parties With Obama on Fourth of July (Presstitures caught in bed with Obozo)

    07/10/2009 1:55:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies · 2,268+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 9, 2009 | Tim Graham
    John Cook of the gossip website Gawker discovered that the White House press elite partied down with President Obama on ahem, Independence Day: Reporters from roughly 30 television networks, newspapers, magazines, and web sites celebrated the Fourth of July with Barack Obama at the White House last weekend. Why didn't you know that? Because they were sworn to secrecy. We reported yesterday that Politico's Mike Allen was spotted milling about as a guest at the White House's "backyard bash" by the pool reporter, who was allowed into the event for 40 minutes and kept in a pen before being...
  • White House Press Corps Spent the Fourth of July Hanging Out With Obama, Off the Record

    07/09/2009 10:28:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 36 replies · 2,045+ views
    Gawker ^ | July 9, 2009 | John Cook
    White House Press Corps Spent the Fourth of July Hanging Out With Obama, Off the Record By John Cook, 12:44 PM on Thu Jul 9 2009, 1,046 views (Edit, to draft, Top, Slurp) Copy this whole post to another site Slurp cancel select site advertising consumerist deadspin defamer fleshbot gay fleshbot gawker gizmodo idolator io9 jalopnik jezebel kotaku lifehacker valleywag artists gawkershop Reporters from more than 30 television networks, newspapers, magazines, and web sites celebrated the Fourth of July with Barack Obama at the White House last weekend. Why didn't you know that? Because they were sworn to secrecy. We...
  • PJTV: Denver Capitol Tea Party Videos/Picturs/Report

    07/08/2009 8:43:53 AM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 416+ views
    Pajamas Television ^ | July 8, 2009 | Jenny Hatch
    A complete round up of the tea party at PJTV.
  • Federal Web Sites Hit Hard By Cyber Attacks

    07/07/2009 7:30:10 PM PDT · by John W · 98 replies · 5,351+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Juy 7, 2009 | Lolita C. Baldor
    WASHINGTON - A widespread and unusually resilient computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the Web sites of several government agencies, including some that are responsible for fighting cyber crime, The Associated Press has learned. The Treasury Department, Secret Service, Federal Trade Commission and Transportation Department Web sites were all down at varying points over the holiday weekend and into this week, according to officials inside and outside the government. Some of the sites were still experiencing problems Tuesday evening.
  • Growing numbers at anti-tax 'tea parties' shows a fed up public

    07/07/2009 9:49:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,246+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 7/7/09 | Mark Di Ionno
    When historians track the beginnings of the second American Revolution, their search will take them to Morristown, N.J., just like the first time. And like the first, it will have started with a tax revolt, and anger at an unresponsive government Something is happening in this country. And it would be not only arrogant, but unwise, for our elected officials to ignore it. In the past, movements like the July 4 national Tea Parties were usually sparsely populated by libertarians, radicals and reactionaries. This movement has them too, but with a whole lot more regular folks. The crowd Saturday at...
  • Happy Birthday America [3 days late but a good read]

    07/07/2009 11:03:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies · 218+ views
    SJKPR ^ | 7-7-09
    HappyBirthday,America!We hope our annual card finds you well and celebrating our Season of Freedom.   For almost a quarter century, we’ve sent these greetings to share our thoughts and pride in winning life’s lottery – being Americans.   Since we wrote last, much has changed…for America…and for the Kaufman clan (more on our family in Lindsay’s letter). For America, we experienced the worst economic upheaval since the 1970s…and, of course, elected a new president.   For those of us who believe in the magic of The American Soul, we know that whether or not we voted for President Obama,...
  • VIDEO: Pastor, Beaten By Border Police, Tells His Story At Tea Party

    07/06/2009 6:14:00 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 44 replies · 1,263+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 07/06/09 | Michael Naragon
    Pastor Steve Anderson was returning to the United States when a border checkpoint demanded to search his vehicle. He refused, citing the 4th Amendment, and was beaten for his trouble. While I don’t agree with every single point of his message, Pastor Anderson tells an amazing story and presents us with a stark reminder of just how far we have come in the name of security. As he says, if the 4th Amendment is not sacred, why should we expect the government to protect the 1st, the 2nd, or any other part of the Constitution? VIDEO at original article.
  • HELL YEAH! Patriot Pastor on Fire!

    07/06/2009 7:38:33 PM PDT · by Liberty Guy 2007 · 31 replies · 1,385+ views
    Taboo News You Can Use ^ | July 5th, 2009
    On fire with the Holy Ghost that is. Pastor Steve Anderson, the pastor who was tased and beaten by Border Police on April 14th 2009, lead the Gilbert Arizona TEA Party rally yesterday to ovation and action. His words and demeanor were beyond phenomenal! There is a new body in the Black Robe Regiment today. If you would like to watch his 7 minute message
  • Soldiers Raise, Fly American Flags to be Sent to United States

    07/06/2009 5:50:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 624+ views
    Multi-National Security Transition Command- Iraq J4 observed the July 4th holiday by raising flags to be sent to the United States. U.S. Army Col. Keith Kodalen receives the flag from U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Rosa Harmon. Photo by Van Williams, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq. BAGHDAD — July fourth, the day of American independence, was celebrated in the International Zone with special flag raising ceremonies by Soldiers with Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq (MNSTC-I). The flags, after being raised and flown here, will be sent to servicemembers, family and friends in the United States.U.S. Army Col. Keith Kodalen,...
  • Philadelphia Independence Day: Independence Hall Tea Party III July 4, 2009 Highlights!

    07/06/2009 3:27:58 PM PDT · by TAdams8591 · 43 replies · 1,335+ views
    Me | July 6, 2009 | Me
    Independence Hall Tea Party III was quite a success, surprising even to us. At the highest point 2100 people (a tad more than Philadelphia Tea Party II)were present. And people were coming and going through out. Over a thousand people signed our Tea Party Petitions on Cap and Trade, Health Care and EFCA,and to join Independence Hall Tea Party Association many also signing up for the Mother of all Tea Parties on 9/12. We were not permitted to collect money on Independence Hall territory, but if you were one of the people who signed up for a bus for 9/12,...
  • She Was Never About Those Huddled Masses

    07/06/2009 1:18:25 PM PDT · by ruination · 12 replies · 882+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2009 | Roberto Suro
    The Statue of Liberty's crown is open again for the first time since the Sept. 11 attacks. That's symbolic. It was reopened on the Fourth of July, very symbolic. The decision was announced in May on the "Today" show -- hugely symbolic -- by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. "The economic times we're going through really call for hope and optimism," he said, and "nothing symbolizes" those things like the Statue of Liberty. Icons are handy that way. They're instantly recognizable. But the meaning of this one has gotten muddled over the years. So, to mark this occasion, I'd like to...
  • A Most Unusual Fourth

    07/06/2009 10:51:27 AM PDT · by NMRed · 7 replies · 819+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 07/06/2009 | William Tate
    It was a most unusual Fourth of July holiday. While we, the American people, were celebrating the passage of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July, 1776, our only nationally-elected leaders, the President and Vice-President, seem to have forgotten its meaning.
  • Obama begins July 4th celebration at Camp David (I wondered where he was on our Nations birthday)

    07/06/2009 10:22:40 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies · 742+ views
    Yahoo News AP ^ | Fri Jul 3, 11:25 am ET | none listed but AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is helping the nation celebrate its birthday and his daughter Malia celebrate hers. The president on Friday morning flew to Camp David, Md., for the first part of the first family's Fourth of July celebration, including daughter Malia's 11th birthday on Saturday. He set off with friend Martin Nesbitt to meet first lady Michelle Obama, who was already at Camp David.
  • America’s Tea Party Official Press Release

    07/06/2009 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Moiraine · 9 replies · 739+ views
    Dallas Tea Party ^ | July 6, 2009 | Dallas Tea Party
    The Dallas Tea Party, organizers of America’s Tea Party, held July 4th at Southfork Ranch near Dallas, Texas announce that the event was a major success... ...ultimately we had over 37,000 people celebrating our independence, as confirmed by the Collin County Constable’s office.
  • Baton Rouge Tea Party

    07/06/2009 9:13:10 AM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 7 replies · 1,080+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 6, 2009 | Laura Curtis
    Baton Rouge Independence Day Tea Party, posted at 9:42 am on July 6, 2009 by Laura The Baton Rouge Tea Party folks did a fabulous job on the Independence Day Rally. In spite of the brain-melting heat there was a turnout of around 500 people, according to an unofficial police estimate. Meaning I asked a cop and he took a wild guess. There wasn’t a good angle to get the entire crowd, but here are a few photos so you can judge the crowd size for yourselves. About 40 yards down from the steps was another crowd of 75-100 people...
  • My Independence Day 2009 (True story from the front line)

    07/06/2009 4:13:51 AM PDT · by ICE-FLYER · 6 replies · 650+ views
    Personal Friend | July 6, 2009 | Ice Flyer
    The crew of our aircraft awoke late afternoon on July 4, 2009 to find the camp decorated in red, white and blue ribbons, balloons, and posters in preparation for scheduled 4th of July events. I began my day a couple of hours earlier. I dressed in a digital camouflaged kilt and went about the camp to honor those working. I played God Bless America in front of Operations. My aircraft commander went with me to maintenance to thank them for the hard work they do in keeping our planes in the air. It was the Wild Blue Yonder (Air Force...
  • Rochester NY Independence Day Tea Party AAR

    07/06/2009 7:10:20 AM PDT · by rochester_veteran · 6 replies · 650+ views
    RochesterConservative.com ^ | 7/5/2009 | rochester_veteran
    The Rochester NY Independence Day Tea Party was held on Friday, July 3, 2009 at Ontario Beach Park in the Rochester waterfront of Lake Ontario, a place that is known as Charlotte. Most people were given this day off as a Holiday and the organizers, We Surround Rochester, the Campaign for Freedom, the Campaign for America and RochesterConservative.com, thought that having it in the evening, from 6pm-9pm, would be a great way of starting out the Independence Day weekend...
  • Video of Southfork ranch TEA Party (Dallas)

    07/05/2009 10:48:18 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 6 replies · 1,867+ views
    Live Stream ^ | July 4,2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Video of Southfork Ranch (Dallas) TEA Party. Although the media attempted to downplay the attendance, there was between 45 to 50,000 in attendance through the Fireworks show. Pretty good turn out for "Astroturf" . http://www.livestream.com/wiretesterWhen it starts playing, just click the “on demand” button below the screen. To see Michelle Malkin's Speech In the right panel showing “on demand” videos click on the one that says:Live Show (Procaster) Set July 4th 2009 09:23:34 PM 50 min 59 secIf you move the slider ahead to about 22 minutes into the video Michelle stets the ranch on fire!
  • Independence Day at Pioneer Park

    07/05/2009 5:58:33 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 1 replies · 439+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | July 5, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    The Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park in the small town of Tazewell, Virginia, sponsors a July 4 festival every year, filling the Park area with displays, demonstrations, and re-enactors. For those who prefer the traditional ways, pictures have been posted.
  • July 4th Independence Day Tea Party - Philadelphia - Speaker

    07/05/2009 5:57:54 PM PDT · by mkmensinger · 10 replies · 805+ views
    July 4th Independence Day Tea Party - Philadelphia - Speaker
  • San Jose/Silicon Valley Tea Party - July 5, 2009

    06/18/2009 9:02:22 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 22 replies · 1,783+ views
    San Jose/Silicon Valley Tea Party San Jose/Silicon Valley, California Sunday, July 5, 2009 1pm -3 pm Valley Fair Mall/Santana Row Intersection of Winchester Blvd and Stevens Creek Blvd On Sunday, July 5, 2009, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, the San Jose Tea Party will hold a rally protesting Obama's Government run Healthcare initiative. The rally will be at the corner of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd. (Santana Row and Valley Fair Mall). In the spirit of limited government and fiscal responsibility, the protest is designed to get the "Stop Government Run Healthcare" message out to folks traveling the busiest...
  • Wisconsin Tea Parties - Summaries From Around the State

    07/05/2009 5:38:37 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 1 replies · 610+ views
    Leader-Telegram, Etc. ^ | July 5, 2009 | Various
    Hundreds rally against taxes and big government By AUTUMN GROOMS Organizers were impressed with attendance Saturday at the second La Crosse area Tea Party to draw attention to lower taxes, smaller government and individual liberty. About 400 people attended the event at Copeland Park. “We never would have seen these numbers (attending) in the past,” said Mark Block, regional director for Americans for Prosperity. “I think citizens don’t think elected officials are listening to what they are concerned about in Wisconsin,” Block said. The July 4 Tea Party was a continuation of the Tax Day Tea Party held April 15...
  • Fort Lauderdale Tea Party Photos

    07/05/2009 5:13:27 PM PDT · by liberty75 · 1 replies · 540+ views
    South Florida Tea Party ^ | 07-04-2009 | South Florida Tea Party
  • ST. AUGUSTINE TEA PARTY PHOTOS

    07/05/2009 4:23:11 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies · 1,093+ views
    SWAMPSNIPERPRESS ^ | July 5, 2009 | swampsniper
    We had a nice turnout, I don't have a count yet, but it has to be over 1000, if most signed in. I left at about 4 PM, too hot for an old man, LOL. I got to meet a couple of other Freepers, there may have been more of us there. Maybe we need some Freeper hats or Tee shirts! Click on the SWAMPSNIPERPRESS link for pics!
  • Tea Partiers Counterattack 'Bad Guys on Bad Mission' ( Check out some great posters on the link )

    07/05/2009 3:59:17 PM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 1,220+ views
    wnd.com ^ | July 05, 2009 | Joe Kovacs
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Many Americans from coast-to-coast turned Independence Day 2009 into a "counterattack" against what they call the high-spending, freedom-shrinking policies of President Barack Obama and members of Congress, irrespective of party affiliation. With some 2,000 rallies taking place in all 50 states, cities such as West Palm Beach, Fla., were typical of the angst vented against recent government action. Approximately 1,000 people turned out in this affluent region for an evening featuring brief speeches and hundreds of homemade signs. Among those carrying a placard was Barbara Allen of Juno Beach, Fla. Get ready for Sept. 12!...
  • Protesters gather at July 4 T.E.A. Parties across Hawaii

    07/05/2009 1:23:32 PM PDT · by JohnKSmith · 6 replies · 1,024+ views
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | 7-5-09 | Andrew Walden
    Photos and video from Hawaii TEA Parties July 4 Next protest July 14: Honolulu & Hilo info>>>www.OvertaxedHawaii.com and July 14 Hilo 5PM Hilo Bayfront signwave Advertiser: 7 Hawaii 'tea parties' take aim at spending, increasing tax burden WHT Kona: Protesters celebrate Fourth with TEA party
  • Soldier who fought in pink boxers home for the 4th

    07/05/2009 7:43:46 AM PDT · by decimon · 39 replies · 1,387+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2009 | Angela K. Brown
    > Now that he's home in Fort Worth he said his boxers will be displayed in the 1st Infantry Division museum at Fort Riley, Kansas. >
  • Hundreds protest taxes (& demand Hussein's birth certificate @ Boiling Springs Tea Party) PICS!

    07/05/2009 12:01:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1,373+ views
    Goupstate ^ | 7/05/09 | Craig Peters
    Hundreds protest taxesKeyes urges residents upset about government's path to spill some TEA at party By Craig Peters Last Modified: Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 1:02 a.m. Several hundred people filed into Boiling Springs Community Park Saturday for a Fourth of July TEA Party and picnic. Michael Brady, one of the event's lead organizers, took the stage in period attire of founding father Thomas Paine. Brady told attendees the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party movement across the country is a "protest against the overreaching of our government." "I'm not calling anyone to arms … yet," Brady said. He received cheers...
  • The People’s Declaration of Independence

    07/05/2009 7:48:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 584+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2009 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Yesterday, on July 4th, we celebrated our 233rd Independence Day as a nation. This is the day the Declaration of Independence was signed, but the process of separation from British began years earlier with the Boston Massacre in 1770, where five colonists died. The unease continued in 1773, when the colonists organized the Boston Tea Party to protest a tea tax. The Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 officially began the American Revolution. On June 7, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted for a resolution stating “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 July 2009

    07/05/2009 5:14:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 392 replies · 10,529+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 5 July 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, July 5th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and John Boehner, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by coverage of Wimbledon tennis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Adm.Mullen; Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y. THIS WEEK (ABC): Vice President Joe Biden. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Adm.Mullen; Queen Noor of Jordan..
  • 'Tea party' crowd boos Cornyn, denounces Washington

    07/05/2009 11:26:47 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 64 replies · 3,179+ views
    http://www.statesman.com/news/content/region/legislature/stories/2009/07/05//0705teaparty.html | July 05, 2009 | Andrea Lorenz
    "You're the problem!" one crowd member hollered. "You voted for TARP," yelled another. Boos interrupted Cornyn, who won his second term last year, after he said: "This is a day of celebration, the day we celebrate our Founders, who defied empires and declared their independence."
  • Happy Independence Day Everyone!

    07/04/2009 6:43:28 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 117 replies · 2,346+ views
    CentralValleyTeaParty ^ | July 4th 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Woo hoo!! We're gonna party today!! Keelhaul the bastards!!
  • SKorea says North fires 7 missiles off east coast

    07/04/2009 7:46:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies · 1,549+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 4, 2009 | KWANG-TAE KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea fired seven ballistic missiles off its eastern coast Saturday, South Korea said, a violation of U.N. resolutions and an apparent message of defiance to the United States on its Independence Day. The launches, which came two days after North Korea fired what were believed to be four short-range cruise missiles, will likely further escalate tensions in the region as the U.S. tries to muster support for tough enforcement of the latest U.N. Security Council resolution imposed on the communist regime for its May nuclear test. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said three missiles...
  • American Tea Party, Two Trillion Tons

    07/04/2009 9:01:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 539+ views
    YouTube ^ | April 01, 2009 | MyNBRA
    "We owe our soul to the Welfare State" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkmLL_WjI2k
  • The End of Independence Day?

    07/04/2009 9:54:22 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 9 replies · 411+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 4 | Mary Grabar
    We are seeing even those small marks of personal pride and independence — the freedom to rev up the engine on a Friday night — taken away. The muscle cars, under the diktat of the president and head of General Motors, are simply being eliminated and replaced by Yugo-style cars. The common retort to my lament is that such a boost to the male ego is silly in light of global warming and the greater good. What I find alarming, though, is that today’s generation submits to such authority. And what about those from the upper-middle classes who had dreams...
  • The Fourth of July

    07/04/2009 9:56:06 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 4 replies · 434+ views
    Today we celebrate that stirring day in history, July 4, 1812, when the first president of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, emerged from the old State House in Boston, held up the new Constitution freshly penned by Thomas Jefferson of New York, and announced to the cheers of the gathered throng that, "These United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent of the crown of Spain!" Who would not wish to have been there, joining in the joyous tumult, as the commander of the Continental Army, Ulysses S. Grant, promptly ordered his men to board the...
  • Joe the Plumber joins Zilker 'tea party' (Austin, TX.)

    07/04/2009 11:18:06 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 19 replies · 1,020+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 7.4.2009 | Corrie MacLaggan
    The man known as Joe the Plumber said in an Austin speech Friday that in his profession, if you don't do the job right, you'll get called back to fix it. So why, he asked, do Americans allow politicians to "mess up the job?"
  • Port St Lucie Florida Tea Party Pics

    07/04/2009 2:08:43 PM PDT · by flash2368 · 9 replies · 1,218+ views
    me | self
    I attended the tea party in Port St Lucie this morning. It was combined with a PSL 4th of July parade here are a couple of photos:
  • PIttburgh July 4th 2009 Tea Party Pics.

    07/04/2009 2:26:14 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 18 replies · 2,225+ views
    prisoner6 | 07/04/2009 | NA
    Here are some pics from the Pittsburgh July 4th, 2009 Tea Party. A half hour before the rally at Flagstaff hill, Schenley Park My wife and a friend of mine from Ohio. I grew up with him...ummm... a log time ago, LOL! My wife and I with our Gadsden. The crowd begins to build. Opening prayer. The Star Spangled Banner. Signs and Gadsdens everywhere. More signs. And MORE! More. Last one.
  • Dallas Tea Party: Live Video Stream July 4th, 2009

    07/04/2009 2:47:00 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 2 replies · 1,075+ views
    Dallas Tea Party ^ | July 4th, 2009
    Unfortunately I am unable to attend this event at Southfork Ranch (yes, JR Ewing's place!) due to the high temps (100 degrees at this moment 4:45 pm) but Breitbart has provided live video stream of the events there.
  • "Tea-ed Off" In Lansing (MI)

    07/04/2009 3:39:13 PM PDT · by Kieri · 7 replies · 766+ views
    WILX ^ | 07/04/09 | Chris Sutter
    "Tea-ed off" and ready to speak their mind. That's the way hundreds of Michiganders chose to spend their 4th of July. "As we celebrate our independence, we're re-declaring our independence from big government," Joan Fabiano, organizer of the event, says. In fact, folks say they're looking to follow in the footsteps of our founding fathers by throwing off the reins of what they say is an oppressive government. "We need to have our state represent us the most with the government handling things such as security," Supporter, Raedeane Middleton explains. "They're taking tax dollars and spending them the way we...
  • Tulare Ag-Center Tea Party Pics

    07/04/2009 4:36:32 PM PDT · by MarineBrat · 8 replies · 1,318+ views
    MarineBrat Vanity | 07/04/2009 | MarineBrat
    I went to the Tulare Ag-Center Tea Party today and saw JimRob. Jim, it's always a pleasure! Here's a few pics I took. The one of the main assembly was long after people were leaving. I didn't get there until 2:00pm, which was closing time. I wish I could have seen it when it was rocking!
  • Turtle named for Obama freed on Independence Day

    07/04/2009 5:21:21 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 34 replies · 982+ views
    AP ^ | July 4, 2009 | AP
    KEY WEST, Fla. – A sea turtle named after President Barack Obama that was rescued just before Inauguration Day has been set free on Independence Day. Obama the loggerhead sea turtle was found ailing off a Key West beach on Jan. 19, the eve of the inauguration. Suffering from an intestinal impaction, the 200-pound female was nursed back to health with a diet of squid and mineral oil at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. Turtle Hospital administrator Ryan Butts said the turtle was set free Saturday on a Key West beach as about 100 people watched. He says it was...
  • Denver Capitol Tea Party July 4th, 2009

    07/04/2009 5:37:39 PM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 779+ views
    You Tube (Jenny Hatch Channel) ^ | July 4 2009 | You Tube
    Denver Capitol Tea Party
  • Thousands gather to protest taxes in Ventura County

    07/04/2009 8:35:20 PM PDT · by califamily4W · 23 replies · 1,089+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 7-4-09 | Scott Hadly
    Several thousand people gathered at anti-tax “Tea Party” protests across Ventura County today celebrating Independence Day with a shot across the bow of big government. The demonstration at the Ventura County Government Center attracted a large crowd — organizers counted more than 3,500 with almost as many signing up to be part of an e-mail list, they said. Similar protests were held in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, but with smaller crowds. In Ventura, passing motorists honked as those gathered waved American flags and signs with messages like “We Are In Hot Water,” “One Nation Under God,” “You Can’t Fix...
  • Ft. Lauderdale Tea Party Pictures

    07/04/2009 9:07:45 PM PDT · by Brytani · 17 replies · 2,078+ views
    Self ^ | 07/04/2009 | Brytani and Rafterman
    Hubby and I attended today's Tea Party in Ft. Lauderdale where over a thousand other Patriots came to take back our country. Pics at: Ft. Lauderdale Tea Party Happy 4th of July!