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  • County Takes Michigan Woman's Property Over $7 Late Fee

    06/29/2016 9:47:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 36 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/23/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A vacant lot owned by a Jackson woman was foreclosed by Hillsdale County because she failed to pay a $7 late fee on her property taxes. A Freedom of Information Act request found that Pam Baker, a Jackson resident, owed Hillsdale County $7.70 in interest and late fees for delinquent taxes from 2013 on land she owned near Lake LeAnn in Somerset Township. The 2013 taxes on the property, which she owned since 2000, were due on Feb. 14, 2014. Baker says she paid her taxes two weeks late because she was in a car crash seven days before the...
  • Is the American Tax Revolt Over With?

    04/15/2015 8:26:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    RCM ^ | 04/15/2015 | Robert Samuelson
    It's mid-April, and Karlyn Bowman - the astute public opinion analyst at the American Enterprise Institute - has noticed something significant. Tax Day "comes and goes without a ripple," she recently wrote. There's not much fuss. Discontent with the income tax has ebbed. To buttress the point, Bowman cited intriguing survey data. A recent Gallup Poll found that only 1 percent of Americans rated taxes the nation's top problem. In a Pew poll, respondents ranked "reforming" the tax system 16th out of 24 problems. Indeed, Gallup reports that roughly half of Americans think their income-tax burden is about right. Of...
  • 35 Years after Prop 13, Has It Worked? [Jerry Brown and Christie]

    01/10/2014 6:56:53 AM PST · by topher · 24 replies
    The American ^ | June 6, 2013 | By Benjamin Zycher
    Often described as the opening shot in the Reagan-era tax revolt, Prop 13 limited California’s property tax rates, but has it yielded greater fiscal discipline? What about tax and expenditure limits in other states? Today is the 35th anniversary of the passage of Proposition 13. The California ballot initiative limited the state’s property tax rates and transferred responsibility for allocating local property tax revenues to the state legislature — but did it yield an increase in fiscal discipline?
  • WA State Governor Admits "I don't have a path forward" After Tax Revenue Voted Down

    11/03/2010 1:23:48 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 75 replies ^ | 11/3/2010 | Chris Sullivan
    Gov. Chris Gregoire looked at the resounding rejection of tax measures in this state and dropped her head. "I don't have a path forward to be honest with you," Gregoire told KING 5. Voters across all 39 counties in Washington state rejected Initiative 1098, the measure concerning establishing a state income tax.snip The state deficit is at $4.5 billion. Gregoire told KIRO Radio's Ross and Burbank Show that the voters decisions Tuesday night means the state must cut another $220 million in the next two years.snip "I don't think this is taking out a pair of scissors and cutting around...
  • Jerry Corsi Speaks

    09/18/2010 11:32:09 AM PDT · by bronkburnett · 20 replies
    Atlah Media Network ^ | Sept 17, 2010 | michael master
    Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Corsi is a PhD in Economics from Harvard. Five of his books have been on the top 10 list of the New York Times … including “ObamaNation” and “America for Sale.” Jerry gave me some coaching with my book, “Save America Now,” as it was being written. He shared these thoughts with me the other day. The USA is not in a recession or a depression. The USA is suffering from a massive redistribution of wealth on a global scale that is being orchestrated by the New World Order and executed in the USA by Barack Hussein...
  • I CAN SEE FOR MILES [Ongoing Updates]

    03/23/2010 10:21:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 510 replies · 4,762+ views
    (WHO, 1967) via ^ | Added to YouTube on April 2, 2009 | n/a
    I CAN SEE FOR MILES (WHO, 1967) Here is the video: Here is the lyrics:
  • Tax hikes forever. Despite O's denial

    04/13/2010 2:41:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 536+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 13, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    Nearly everyone understands that his taxes just went up. President Obama won't admit it, although he must suffer from a guilty conscience. He uncorked a defensive 17-minute-long answer in response to a question at a town-hall meeting about new taxes in the health-care bill, complaining about a lot of misinformation" without citing any. In his cascade of words, Obama didn't get around to mentioning the $500 billion in new taxes during the first 10 years of the health bill. And they're merely a prelude. It doesn't take an economist to understand what public debt at Greece-like levels of 90 percent...
  • Join the online tax revolt

    04/04/2010 4:06:49 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 3 replies · 276+ views
    Online tax revolt ^ | 04/10/01 | Judi
    Join the virtual march to Washington, DC. Pick your Avatar and your team.
  • Online Tax March is Now 150,030 Strong!

    03/07/2010 11:12:07 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 17 replies · 138+ views
    The Online Tax Revolt is easy. While sitting at home, I'm marching with Joe the Plumber. You can see the march online [link coming up]. I heard Neil Boortz talking about this last Friday. It's compelling. You get to choose one of many leaders. Some are choosing Reagan. Others choose Boortz. You just give your name, zip, and email. I've been assured that the email remains anonymous. [Some people use their freep names, etc.] This is a revolution in activism. DC can lie about their emails, their calls, their letters -- they can even lie about how large a physical...
  • Dems Run Out of Town: Tax rage ignites a voter revolt in W'chester hamlet

    11/09/2009 8:44:43 AM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 35 replies · 2,240+ views
    The New York Post ^ | CARL CAMPANILE
    LEWISBORO, NY -- The voters' revolt against high taxes and a deep recession was so intense that even community leaders of New York's sleepiest hamlets got tossed. Nowhere was this more evident than in the tiny town of Lewisboro -- a northern Westchester municipality of 12,000 near the Connecticut border. Mirroring the upheavals in higher-profile races, like the defeat of New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, cranky voters in Lewisboro threw out their own Democratic leaders.
  • SEPT. 12 TEA PARTY - Temecula, CA: A Tea Party, Tax Protest & Rally For the U.S. Constitution

    08/23/2009 6:23:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 1,600+ views
    Tea Party Coalition ^ | August 23, 2009 | DogByte6RER
    A Tea Party, Tax Protest & Rally For The U.S. Constitution In Defense of our Beloved Constitution, a Tea Party and Patriots' Rally shall commence at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Temecula Duck Pond located at Ynez Road and Rancho California in Temecula, California. We have organized this rally in support of the 9/12 march on the U.S. Capitol on behalf of Southern California patriots who are unable to attend the rally in Washington, D.C. Speakers, music and events are planned. Rally is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please bring appropriate signs, banners and...
  • Los Angeles City Council $180K a year plus EIGHT Cars

    05/28/2009 6:25:43 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 23 replies · 1,545+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | 5/27/2009
    Not only does the City Council rake in nearly $180,000 a year, but they use taxpayer money for eight free cars per council member, and each of them employs a huge personal staff of 19 to 25 people. That's about 320 employees, costing Angelenos millions of dollars to support. Compare that figure to the White House Office Staff of 480. Yesterday, as City Hall squabbled over its groaning $530 million budget deficit, the City Council came under attack in the Daily News from Antonio Villaraigosa's spokesman Matt Szabo, who accused the 15 council members, even at a time like this,...
  • Had enough yet?

    05/23/2009 8:28:11 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 1,057+ views
    The Temecula Valley News ^ | Friday, May 22nd, 2009. | Rick Reiss
    Had enough yet? Rick Reiss Friday, May 22nd, 2009. Big government proponents frequently remind us that taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society. This line is actually attributed to the former Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. While true in some respects, our current tax system is anything but civilized. America now has a government riding roughshod over people and businesses with even higher taxes and more rules and regulations. It is only fitting to remember a quotation by another famous American jurist. “That the power to tax…” wrote US Supreme Court Justice John Marshall “involves the...
  • California Special Election Return LIVE thread (link to live results added)

    05/19/2009 7:08:04 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 424 replies · 21,857+ views
    Open for discussion/comment. Here is the link to the results.
  • Thousands take part in Corona tax protest - John and Ken - LOTS of Pics

    05/16/2009 9:20:01 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 29 replies · 1,698+ views
    CORONA – Several thousand people turned out at a rally Saturday hosted by KFI's "The John and Ken Show" to protest proposed state tax increases. Show co-host Ken Chiampou said he and his co-host, John Kobylt, were giving the crowd an opportunity to voice its anger and opposition to six ballot propositions that, if passed, would raise taxes.
  • John and Ken Tax Revolt Rally! May 16th

    05/15/2009 6:56:54 PM PDT · by Niteflyr · 12 replies · 1,533+ views ^ | May 15, 2009 | 9-12 Patriots of the Inland Empire
    Join John and Ken at their next Tax Revolt Rally Saturday, May 16 from 4-7pm at Tom’s Farms in Corona. Their last Tax Revolt Rally in Fullerton had 15,000 angry taxpayers. Let's make this one bigger! Bring your signs! Bring your kids! Sign recall Anthony Adams petitions! Tom's Farms is located south of the 91 freeway off the 15 freeway. 23900 Temescal Canyon Rd. Corona, CA 92883
  • UNO (Univ of New Orleans) students vote down fee increase to save sports (student tax revolt)

    05/01/2009 9:53:05 AM PDT · by abb · 15 replies · 1,037+ views
    WWL-TV ^ | May 1, 2009 | Tom Planchet
    NEW ORLEANS - The fate of the University of New Orleans athletic program now rests with the State Legislature after a measure to increase fees to keep the program alive was defeated by a student vote. The vote, over whether or not to increase the students’ athletic fee by about $100 per semester was defeated by a margin of 53 to 47 percent, the University said Friday. The school said that the results of the student vote mean that the University of New Orleans will not ask the LSU Board of Supervisors to increase the student fee. “The only hope...
  • On to Washington

    04/18/2009 1:51:54 AM PDT · by NTHockey · 27 replies · 918+ views
    youtube ^ | April 18, 2009 | NTHockey
    This guy is great. He is calling for revolution. A must see.
  • Alaska protesters gather for tax 'Tea Parties' (also Palin's dad)

    04/16/2009 8:49:01 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 1 replies · 382+ views
    Alaska Daily News ^ | April 15, 2009 | KYLE HOPKINS and ZAZ HOLLANDER
    Anchorage fitness instructor Amy Brun doesn't want to see any more trillion-dollar federal bailouts. She doesn't want to pay higher taxes, and she doesn't want what she does pay to bankroll some corporate CEO's bonus. "For the first time in my life, I want to know what they're going to do with my money -- because there's a lot of it going out and not a lot of it coming in," Brun said. So on Wednesday, the 45-year-old went to her first-ever protest as part of a national Tax Day Tea Party in downtown Anchorage. More than 1,200 other tax...
  • Tax Day Becomes Protest Day

    04/14/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 47 replies · 1,741+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 14, 2009 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    How the tea parties could change American politics. Today American taxpayers in more than 300 locations in all 50 states will hold rallies -- dubbed "tea parties" -- to protest higher taxes and out-of-control government spending. There is no political party behind these rallies, no grand right-wing conspiracy, not even a 501(c) group like So who's behind the Tax Day tea parties? Ordinary folks who are using the power of the Internet to organize. For a number of years, techno-geeks have been organizing "flash crowds" -- groups of people, coordinated by text or cellphone, who converge on a particular...
  • Tea Party tempest gets ugly and unproductive (Newspaper in a snit!)

    04/14/2009 2:23:49 PM PDT · by abb · 25 replies · 1,360+ views
    Everett Herald ^ | April 14, 2009 | Neal Pattison
    Over the past day, “Tea Party” organizers and supporters have scolded and threatened this newspaper for refusing to cover Wednesday’s tax protest. One partisan website even resorted to adolescent name-calling. Just one problem: We expect to cover it. We always have. For the record, let me share my response to one of the e-mails we got: The demonstration has been on our coverage schedule for some time Admittedly, every day is a fresh day in the news business – and we rarely guarantee coverage: not of press conferences, not of sporting events, not of demonstrations (whatever the cause). It isn’t...
  • Gov. Sanford on Tax Day Tea Parties [praises "silent majority" with "common sense"]

    04/14/2009 12:37:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 547+ views
    Fox ^ | 2009-04-14
    HANNITY: And, Governor, thanks for being here. You are coming under a lot of pressure for not taking all the stimulus money. How is it going politically? SANFORD: We're surviving it just fine. I think that there is this silent majority, if you want to call it that, that very much fits in with these tea parties that are sort of self-generating around the country, because a lot of people are genuinely frustrated and concerned about the stimulus and its size. And a lot of people are very concerned about the size of government and the way it continues to...
  • (Maryland) National Guard on Alert for Violence from TEA Party Protesters?

    04/14/2009 11:21:45 AM PDT · by abb · 52 replies · 3,473+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | April 14, 2009 | Rusty Shackleford
    A reader just sent me a Force Protection Advisory issued by the Maryland National Guard dated April 9, two days after the DHS report. It warns that during the protests that Guardsmen and Guard facilities might become "targets of opportunity." There is a list of TEA party protest sites in Maryland included. WTF? Leftwing protesters might show up at National Guard offices, but rightwing protesters are almost universally pro-military. If any one from the National Guard shows up at the protest in uniform (which they aren't supposed to do, but hypothetically) I'm betting he'll have a lot of high-fives, back-slaps,...
  • NMSU-C officials remove tax protest fliers (New Mexico State University - Carlsbad)

    04/14/2009 6:25:48 AM PDT · by abb · 34 replies · 1,516+ views
    Google Search ^ | April 13, 2009 | Tom Schneider
    CARLSBAD — Organizers of an event scheduled for Income Tax Filing Day, April 15, encountered opposition from an unexpected corner the administration of the Carlsbad campus of New Mexico State University when they tried to post fliers publicizing their TEA Party Day rally scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday on the lawn of the Eddy County Courthouse. snip
  • Fresno 'tea party' protest brewing (Tax Revolt/Tea Party updates and links)

    04/14/2009 4:56:26 AM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 906+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | April 13, 2009 | Russell Clemings
    An iconic 18th century image meets 21st century technology this week as conservative activists plan nationwide "tea parties" protesting everything from the federal stimulus package to the banking bailouts. Organizers say Fresno's event, from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Save Mart Center parking lot, may draw more than 1,000 people, and hundreds of similar rallies are expected across the country. Organizers say participants are angry and frustrated by tax increases and bailout plans that they say helped everyone except the average taxpayer. They hope their efforts will persuade Congress to reject further federal stimulus proposals. "The tangible goal...
  • Tea Parties Forever (Krugman psycho rant - Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links)

    04/13/2009 2:04:54 AM PDT · by abb · 100 replies · 4,657+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 13, 2009 | Paul Krugman
    This is a column about Republicans — and I’m not sure I should even be writing it. Today’s G.O.P. is, after all, very much a minority party. It retains some limited ability to obstruct the Democrats, but has no ability to make or even significantly shape policy. Beyond that, Republicans have become embarrassing to watch. And it doesn’t feel right to make fun of crazy people. Better, perhaps, to focus on the real policy debates, which are all among Democrats. snip One way to get a good sense of the current state of the G.O.P., and also to see how...
  • Taxpayers Hold "Boston Tea Party" Revolt in Marysville, CA (Tea Party/Tax Revolt links and updates)

    04/12/2009 3:21:29 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies · 1,287+ views
    KHSL-TV ^ | April 11, 2009 | Karli Bulnes
    A revolution is brewing in Marysville. Hundreds of taxpayers held their own "Boston Tea Party" at Washington Park. The Yuba County Republican Party organized the protest and voter information fair, but organizers say members of all parties can unite for a common cause. They're against tax increases as well as imposing new taxes such as the ones proposed in six propositions that will be on the ballot in a statewide special election on May 19th. "This event is for everyone because taxes are affecting everyone, not just republicans, democrats, independents," said Terry Rutherford. Local politicians were on hand for the...
  • TEMECULA: Anti-tax rally set for Weds.; Organizers are preparing for possibility of counter protest

    04/11/2009 10:52:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 829+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Saturday, April 11, 2009 | AARON CLAVERIE
    TEMECULA: Anti-tax rally set for Wednesday Organizers are preparing for possibility of counter protest By AARON CLAVERIE - Staff Writer Saturday, April 11, 2009 TEMECULA ---- Guy in Grim Reaper costume. Check. A "Zombama" (a President Barack Obama tax zombie). Check. "Don't Tread On Me" flags. Check. Patriotic and anti-tax songs blaring from a boom box. Check. And that's just the top half of the checklist that Rick Reiss has written up for an anti-tax "tea party" rally scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Temecula's Duck Pond Park. Reiss, a member of the Murrieta-Temecula Republican Assembly, said late last week...
  • Several thousand jam North Shore for bailout 'tea party' (Pittsburgh - Allegheny Landing)

    04/11/2009 1:45:10 PM PDT · by abb · 102 replies · 3,620+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | April 11, 2009 | Tony LaRussa
    Several thousand people jammed into Allegheny Landing on the North Shore Saturday afternoon for an event dubbed as a "Tea Party" to protest what they believe is excessive government spending to bail out faltering corporations and the economic stimulus package. The keynote speaker was Alan Keyes, a conservative political activist and former diplomat under President Ronald Reagan. He told the cheering crowd that had gathered next to the Clemente Bridge that while some of the blame for the nation's economic woes "can be laid at the feet" of greedy Wall Street bankers and complicit politicians, they "should go home and...
  • (Tea Party) Protest to go ahead without permit (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links)

    04/11/2009 8:50:00 AM PDT · by abb · 56 replies · 1,925+ views
    Rutland Herald ^ | April 11, 2009 | Stephanie M. Peters
    West Rutland resident Jon Wallace is moving ahead with plans for Wednesday's Tax Day Tea Party in Main Street Park, despite being denied a special event permit by the Board of Aldermen this week. When it comes down to it, he said, he's been told he doesn't really need the permit. And he doesn't see how the aldermen think they could deny protestors' First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly anyway, he said. "My gut feeling was that 'thou doth protest too much,'" Wallace said of the board's decision to deny the permit. Wallace was not at Monday night's...
  • LAST CALL: Temecula Tea Party on April 15, 2009 PLUS Thwarting A Tea Party ACORN Plant

    04/10/2009 10:22:50 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies · 3,449+ views
    I Am With ^ | Friday, April 10, 2009 | Rick
    2009 Taxpayer Tea Party proudly brought to you by the FreedomWorks Foundation... Taxed to death and living in Southwest Riverside County, CA? Join us on Wednseday, April 15, 2009 at 11:00 am at the Temecula Duck Pond on the corner of Rancho California and Ynez Road in Temecula. We will be ridding ourselves of some crates of Obama Messianic Tea and fighting off the evil ravenous Zombama, the tax eating zombie. This Temecula Tea Party is valiantly supported by the local Republican clubs TMVRWF and MTRA. See you all there patriots!
  • Tea Parties Rejecting the Establishment (Tea Party/Tax Revolt links and updates)

    04/10/2009 4:19:31 AM PDT · by abb · 34 replies · 1,045+ views
    Shots on the House ^ | April 9, 2009 | Justin Higgins
    How do organizers of one of the largest grassroots efforts turn down the head of one of America’s two major political parties? Easy. He represents everything that’s wrong with the Republican Party right now and over the past decade. I’m not talking about the fact that Steele personally is an embarassment, though I believe he is, I’m talking about the fact that the Chair of the Republican Party has a job, and that job is to get Republicans elected, regardless of their positions, voting records, or ideologies. His loyalty is to the party, not to principles in the platform. While...
  • Chicago ‘Tea Party’ Rejects Michael Steele

    04/09/2009 6:37:20 AM PDT · by abb · 108 replies · 3,780+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | April 9, 2009 | David Weigel
    While the organizers of the Washington, D.C. anti-spending “Tea Party” have given a speaking slot to Alan Keyes, that other failed African-American Republican Senate candidate from Maryland, Michael Steele, has been dissed by the crew behind the Chicago Tea Party. Eric Odom, the event’s organizer, has posted the email he wrote to the Republican National Chairman’s staff after Steele asked to be a speaker. I very much appreciate the fact that Chairman Steele is now finally starting to reach out to the true grassroots side of the free-market movement in America. Unfortunately, it appears that he has only just decided...
  • Tax Protest at the Alamo (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links)

    04/09/2009 5:32:50 AM PDT · by abb · 47 replies · 3,031+ views
    Human Events ^ | April 9, 2009 | Ted Nugent
    Brave, defiant American citizens arming themselves and gathering to stop oppressors, slave drivers, tyrants, despots, punks of every stripe. Doesn't really matter who these oppressors are: we stop them all. Redcoats forcing taxation without representation or coming to take away our guns, Mexican armies or rioting gangs burning down the neighborhood. Bring it. We don't really care about the origin of evil, but we know it when we see it, and free men know in our hearts and souls that it must be halted by whatever means necessary. The Jews failed to take up arms in their own defense in...
  • Burleson Tea Party is about taxes (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links)

    04/08/2009 5:17:56 AM PDT · by abb · 47 replies · 1,129+ views
    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | April 8, 2009 | Bud Kennedy
    The Republic of Texas movement is coming to protest in Burleson next week. So are "Citizen Patriots" who want to "take the fight" and promise "a coming storm." So are Ron Paul supporters and John Birch Society activists obsessed with the Illuminati conspiracy, the Trilateral Commission and anything that smacks of a global economy. They’re coming for their own little Tea Party. From its beginnings as an anti-tax protest for people who don’t understand how much of our North Texas economy depends on federal spending, the April 15 event has evolved into a festival for the fringe. Not all Tea...
  • 2 men arrested as hundreds protest Monkey Junction annexation (Tea Party protesters arrested)

    04/07/2009 6:57:47 PM PDT · by abb · 31 replies · 1,768+ views
    Wilmington Star-News ^ | April 7, 2009 | Patrick Gannon
    Two men were arrested Tuesday night and charged with disruption of official meetings during the Wilmington City Council hearing on the proposed annexation of the Monkey Junction section of New Hanover County. The charge is a Class 2 misdemeanor and the two were to see a magistrate Tuesday night, police said. Several hundred people showed up for the annexation hearing inside council chambers. Most protesters didn't make it inside for the hearing. Inside chambers there was a considerable police presence, including undercover officers.
  • California's anti-tax crusaders talk revolt

    04/07/2009 6:37:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 1,453+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2009-04-07 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taking inspiration from a landmark 1970s tax revolt, a determined group of activists say the moment is right for another voter uprising in California, where recession-battered residents have been hit with the highest income and sales tax rates in the nation. And like Proposition 13, the 1978 ballot measure that transformed the state's political landscape and ignited tax-reform movements nationwide, they see the next backlash coming not from either major political party, but from the people. If the anti-tax crusaders can galvanize voter discontent, they hope to roll back the latest tax hikes, impose permanent, iron-clad...
  • Don’t Tread on Them (NY Times speaks - Tea Party/Tax Revolt links and updates)

    04/07/2009 2:59:48 AM PDT · by abb · 53 replies · 2,006+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 7, 2009 | Lawrence Downes
    Not glowering sky nor mud nor threat of hailstones sufficed to deter about 300 souls from massing on the sodden village green in Northport, N.Y., that afternoon. They were a band of like minds bent on dire provocations seldom witnessed in the harborside hamlet on Long Island Sound. It was a day for brandishing signs, shouting imprecations and donning silly clothing: tricorn hats and breeches, bonnets and petticoats. A few carried pitchforks, the better to jab the message home. We good farm folk are fed up and will be silent no more. Their enemy: a tyrannical government heedless of the...
  • Why would any politician be worried about the "Tea Parties"?

    04/06/2009 1:20:16 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 103 replies · 2,666+ views
    24AheadDotCom ^ | 4/6/09 | 24AheadDotCom
    The "tea parties" will never have any sort of impact for various reasons. One of the major reasons is that they aren't a threat to any politician's power. For example, a recent "party" on Long Island drew 300 people. However, that's a deep blue district; in the last election, the Dem won with over 100,000 votes: 70% of all votes cast. The number of people who turned out for the "party" represents just 0.2% of all who voted. Street protests rely on numbers to have an impact; all 0.2% does is show that Dem Rep. how weak his opposition is....
  • More Montana "tea parties" planned (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links)

    04/06/2009 4:49:24 AM PDT · by abb · 29 replies · 1,598+ views
    KAJ-TV ^ | April 5, 2009 | Angela Monroe
    The grassroots organizer for the first "tea party" tax protest in Montana says that the event's success indicates the concern in Montana about taxes and spending in Washington, DC. Between 500 and 1,000 people rallied on Saturday at Depot Park in Kalispell as part of the Flathead Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party is the inspiration for the modern day demonstration and event organizers tell us the rally was a non-partisan and peaceful. Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg released a statement in reaction to the "new age" tea parties saying, "Montanans are understandably outraged at the dangerously irresponsible spending in Washington,...
  • Tax Day tea parties planned across Va. (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links)

    04/05/2009 5:12:00 AM PDT · by abb · 25 replies · 2,651+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | April 5, 2009 | Tyler Whitley
    No one plans to dress up like Indians and dump tea into the James River, but a few Founding Fathers will be present when anti-tax protesters gather at Kanawha Plaza on April 15 to hold a "Tax Day Tea Party." Part of a nationwide movement, Richmond organizers have recruited hundreds of volunteers to conduct skits, listen to speeches and voice protests against high taxes and big government spending. Nationally, more than 300 such rallies are scheduled on April 15, according to the National Taxpayers Union. In Virginia, "tea party" rallies also are scheduled in Abingdon, Charlottesville, Franklin County, Lynchburg, Peninsula/Newport...
  • ‘Tea Parties’ — A New Political Movement Is Brewing (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links)

    04/04/2009 12:54:21 PM PDT · by abb · 77 replies · 2,734+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2008 | Peter Roff
    Washington’s continued mishandling of the economic crisis has disquieted the electorate. The bad economic numbers, the precipitous decline in the stock market, the dramatic increase in government spending and the tax increases lying just over the horizon paint a picture of an out-of-control federal government grasping at straws in the search for solutions. snip In the case of the current crisis the blame appears to have been assigned almost totally to Obama, at least by the thousands of U.S. taxpayers attending near-spontaneous “tea parties” in protest of the Democrats agenda of more taxes, increased spending, higher deficits and a surge...
  • City of Burleson is not shutting down Burleson Tea Party (press release from city)

    04/03/2009 11:44:48 AM PDT · by abb · 19 replies · 1,296+ views
    Pegasus News ^ | April 3, 2009 | Staff
    The City of Burleson received a request to close a portion of the State Highway 174 frontage road between McNairn Road and Suzanne Terrace to hold a rally entitled the “Burleson Tea Party” on Wednesday, April 15. The City’s Special Events Committee (which consists of representatives of the City’s fire, police, public works, and emergency management departments) reviews requests for street closures to determine the impact on public safety, health and welfare. That committee met on Thursday (April 2) to review the request from the group hosting the Burleson Tea Party. The committee expressed its safety concerns to representatives of...
  • Tea protests brew nationally (Tax Revolt/Tea Party updates and links)

    04/03/2009 5:31:35 AM PDT · by abb · 57 replies · 2,130+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | April 3, 2009 | DAN TUOHY AND GARRY RAYNO
    Organizers of two "tax day tea parties" ask people not to mail tea to elected leaders, but politicians are getting plenty of tea mail anyway. Mike Biundo, a coordinator of a tea party protest April 15 in Manchester, advised supporters to send the label of a tea bag, not the bag or tea leaves. "People are fired up and they want to express themselves," he said. "We just want to make sure they do it in a responsible way." A "suspicious" white envelope of loose tea leaves prompted the brief closure Wednesday of the Manchester office of Rep. Carol Shea-Porter....
  • Cape Coral (Florida) tea party brings out hundreds (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates & links)

    04/02/2009 2:41:51 AM PDT · by abb · 36 replies · 1,646+ views
    WINK-TV ^ | April 1, 2009 | Christina Hernandez
    Hundreds showed up at a tea party in Cape Coral, and they were not happy. The political activists expressed their anger over taxes and what they call out-of-control government spending. Attendees wanted just three minutes to speak their mind and hear what others had to say. "We don't like what's happening to our country. We're tired. We don't want more taxes. We don't want a big government. We don't want Washington running car companies and insurance companies. They can't even run themselves," Beth Neuhausel said. Taking center stage, or stump, was the stimulus and bailouts. Mary Rakovich said, "The spending...
  • (NY) State budget draws growing backlash over taxes, fees (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links)

    04/01/2009 5:43:41 AM PDT · by abb · 33 replies · 1,026+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | April 1, 2009 | Matthew Spina
    Spending is up 8.7%over previous year By Matthew Spina NEWS STAFF REPORTER New Yorkers howl every year about their state budget. This year it’s more visceral. State leaders are about to assault the nation’s highest-taxed state with a new round of taxes and fees. In the middle of a recession, no less. “It’s just a sad commentary on New York State that our local representatives aren’t listening to their constituents,” said Colleen C. DiPirro, president and chief executive of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, a group with an ear to effects on the upstate economy. “I can assure you this...
  • Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party Protest in Santa Barbara

    03/31/2009 5:24:19 PM PDT · by Zevonismymuse · 16 replies · 1,503+ views ^ | 3-31-09 | Karen Jones
    Santa Ynez, CA March 30, 2009-Taxpayers from around the central coast will gather in Alameda Park in Santa Barbara on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 to send a message to leaders of both parties that the citizens of Santa Barbara County are angry with the bailouts, debt, pork projects, and reckless and wasteful spending that is rampant in Sacramento and Washington DC. As part of the national movement of Tax Day Tea Parties, tens of thousands of American taxpayers are expected to unite across the country in the spirit of the Sons of Liberty who in 1773 protested the British government...
  • 'Boston Tea Party' planned for Sundial Bridge (Redding, CA - Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates & links)

    03/31/2009 6:17:47 AM PDT · by abb · 25 replies · 2,179+ views
    Record Searchlight ^ | March 31, 2009 | Ryan Sabalow
    The Sacramento River in Redding may not be Boston Harbor, but that hasn't stopped a group of locals frustrated at recent tax increases from planning their own version of the Boston Tea Party on Tax Day, April 15. "Our historic slogan is 'No taxation without representation,' " said Greg Mann, a Redding organizer with "It seems to still ring and resonate with people today." Mann's 6 p.m. tea party at the Sundial Bridge in Redding coincides with two other anti-tax rallies to be held earlier in the day at Redding City Hall. At noon, a group organized by
  • shut down by DOS attack

    03/30/2009 1:36:02 AM PDT · by abb · 97 replies · 8,084+ views
    TaxDayTeaParty ^ | March 30, 2009 | Staff
    Received last night via Email. Tax Day Tea Party Issues with - Explanation Posted: 29 Mar 2009 06:44 PM PDT An international effort to shut down the website has been detected by our technical staff. Internet experts commonly call this type of attack a Denial of Service (DOS) attack. Corrective measures are being implemented, and the site should be fully accessible again within 48 hours. Unfortunately, these DOS attacks are very difficult to trace. In this case, the attacks have come from both domestic and international sources. All we know for certain at this point is that a...
  • (St Louis) Tax Day Tea Party Site Hit By Denial of Service Attack

    03/29/2009 2:10:02 PM PDT · by abb · 49 replies · 3,302+ views
    St. Louis Tea Party ^ | March 29, 2009 | Staff
    The coalition responsible for the February 27 and April 15 Tea Parties has been under an orchestrated, coordinated distributed denial of service (ddos) attack since Friday, March 27. Efforts to thwart the attack continue. The attacks prevent the public from reaching the organization’s main site and prevent administrators and volunteers from updating information on the site. While the attacking IP addresses indicate locations in Russia, China, and other European and Asian locations, the attack is most likely being conducted by a United States citizen or political group opposed to the Tea Party concepts of smaller government, lower taxes, strict adherence...