2009 Tea Parties

Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:33 pm

Hi everyone,

I just got back from the DC Tea Party - a good time was had by all! The paper is reporting 1000 attendees but I think there was a lot more than that over the day. It's hard to tell because there were a lot of folks coming and going over the lunch hour. It was raining the whole time but people just kept "dropping" by.

I don't have any pictures because of the rain but there a lot of eye catching signs and costumes; my favorite sign "Obama - One, Big, A$$, Mistake, America!" Another "I'll keep my freedom and my money. You keep the change!" One local politician was giving out pork products to eat, i.e. pork rinds and slim jims instead of spending pork. Surprisingly, no one I saw knew what pork rinds were; I guess they were from the northern suburbs. :D The "right wing radicals" in attendance were upscale as protestors go.

All in all it was a good experience and hopefully when taken with the some 750 other Tea Parties across the nation the high spenders in Congress will remember that the 08 election was only won 53/47 - not an overwhelming mandate by any means. I heard talk today from some Democrats that maybe this was a bad day for the Democrats; that the Tea Parties have "awakened a sleeping giant," the silent majority of Conservatives - not Republicans, Conservatives. If you don't know the difference between the two, you need to read "Liberty and Tyranny," by Mark Levin. Today is was a great step forward in reclaiming our country. Lisa
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:49 pm

Good job Lisa. I went to mine too. Pretty good turn out. Between 1000 and 2000 anyway. I don't think that many people turned out when they closed the banks back in'91!

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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: spc On: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:51 pm

Big turnout for little RI. I was surprised considering this is a one party state (D).

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Well over 1000 people showed up.
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:56 pm

If I'd known you were going Stephen, we could have met up. There is another scheduled for July 4th. Maybe we'll have a chance then.
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: spc On: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:13 pm

jpete wrote:If I'd known you were going Stephen, we could have met up. There is another scheduled for July 4th. Maybe we'll have a chance then.

You know Jeff when I saw the pictures you posted I said to myself wait a minute, :lol: I didn't know you were from RI. Absolutely we can meet up at the 4th of July event.
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: spc On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:06 am

Radio talk show host John DePetro at RI rally.

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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:36 pm

My wife and i stumbled onto the one at City Hall in NYC while in town yesterday. There were a couple thousand folks but nowhere near the number which the police and barrier presence obviously had planned for.

And plenty of those were like us, there to see the freak show -- which, in NYC, was Newt. He was "on his way" when we left.

Meh.

But take heart, all you freepers: Gov Rick Perry is starting to talk "Texas Secession," so maybe there's a place for you to move. And, hell, you could take your guns and use 'em down at the river! Win-win!
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:44 pm

Now you're talking! I love an afternoon down by the river just shooting at some cans. MexiCANS, DominiCANS, Puerto RiCANS.....;) :D J/K NSA personel. I don't even own a gun. Check the records before you kick my door in. :D
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:45 pm

See? Could be a perfect match. :rambo:
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: tvb On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:50 pm

jpete wrote:Now you're talking! I love an afternoon down by the river just shooting at some cans. MexiCANS, DominiCANS, Puerto RiCANS.....;) :D J/K NSA personel. I don't even own a gun. Check the records before you kick my door in. :D


If Puerto Ricans and Domicans start crossing the Texas border, you better recheck your "You are here" map. And btw, Puerto Ricans are American citizens.
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:40 pm

TVB, run down to Home Depot, buy the biggest crowbar they got and try to get the twist out if your panties. And if you think only Mexicans come across the border, check again. There are thousands of "OTM" (other than Mexican) coming across the Rio Grande. Last I checked, Texas didn't border Asia but plenty come through that way. Also, I'm well aware of PR's territorial status. I say we make them a state. No reason they should have representation in Congress and not pay taxes while D.C. has to representation but DOES pay taxes.
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:45 pm

C'mon, you guys, just move to Tejas!

It'll be nirvana for you.
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:52 pm

Wouldn't be any reason to be a member of this fine forum if we moved to Texas, we'd need to belong to an A/C forum instead. Then who would keep you left-leaning folks in line? :D
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:00 pm

cabinover wrote:Wouldn't be any reason to be a member of this fine forum if we moved to Texas, we'd need to belong to an A/C forum instead. Then who would keep you left-leaning folks in line? :D

Believe me, the thought had occurred to me. 8-)

But, really, Tejas is wingnut heaven: guns, fellow wingnuts and people to shoot at, all in one big place. :up:
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Re: 2009 Tea Parties

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:03 pm

But there is only so much heat one can stand when sitting on a motorcycle and only so many clothes that can be removed before you're arrested. I'd better stay where I am.

Besides, I like the round about way some of you argue. :roll:
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