Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Nashville protesters don't feel stimulated

Reader Trey emailed some great pictures from the Nashville Tea Party. Here is a sample:

Update: More pictures from DADvocate and Jungle Jim.



Blogger DADvocate said...

Great picture. I'm encouraged that so many of the participants are young.

I've posted some from Cincinnati at my blog.

9:12 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...

Oh my goodness. That is my daughter. She will be so gassed. Thank you Helen. You just made a wonderful daughter's day.


9:18 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...

Dadvocate, great photos. Everyone check them out and send him some love.


9:21 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger DADvocate said...

Cute kid! My 16 year old son was disappointed he had to go to school and miss the Tea Party. He went with me to the one on March 15 and loved it.

The diversity of the crowd, as I said before, is encouraging and surprising. At least some of the younger people realize what being sent their way. And, it ain't good.

9:31 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger javadoug said...

These are the real piratesI was in Nashville over the weekend, and wish I could have been there yesterday. Instead I was at work, supporting all the freeloaders who voted for Obama.

In Texas: One placard said, "Stop Obama's Socialism." Another read, "Some Pirates Are in America," and it showed photographs of Obama, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wearing pirate hats.

11:35 AM, April 16, 2009  
Blogger DADvocate said...

One sign in Cincinnati said, "Pirates of the Potomac." I couldn't get close enough for a picture though.

12:23 PM, April 16, 2009  
Blogger Laura(southernxyl) said...

Trey, she's a cutie. And an engaged citizen, at her age - wonderful.

12:24 PM, April 16, 2009  
Blogger Wayne said...

I was mostly taking pics of signs, DADVocate - The Pirates of The Potomac sign is in these that I took.

Feel free to copy any of them.

2:45 PM, April 16, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...

Thanks Laura! Actually, she was a bit intimidated as she goes to a very liberal school (not my choice) and has had more than one person ask her why she was going to an Anti-Obama rally.

After she got there, she warmed up to seeing other people who held similar beliefs to her right-wing agitating father.

I actually made the front page of the Tennessean. I am prominently in a crowd shot. My wife said she always knew I would make the front page, she was just relieved that it was not a mug shot.


3:25 PM, April 16, 2009  
Blogger DADvocate said...

Wayne - You got a lot of good shots of pictures. With the Somalia pirates and the movies, I thought that sign was particularly clever.

4:17 PM, April 16, 2009  
Blogger Mister Wolf said...


I can without a doubt understand how your daughter feels. I was scared as hell to go to my local tea party. Someone from my university who knows me might see me. However, once I got there, I gained strength just seeing how many people decided to show up. Further, I got to meet many local conservatives of all groupings and types.

So, at the end, I'm glad I went. It's also great to know that so many in the local community supports the idea of small government still.

9:29 PM, April 16, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...

Outstanding! It is nice to be surrounded by likeminded right wing agitators!


9:34 PM, April 16, 2009  
Blogger mark hays said...

8 years of the darkest & most grim period in U.S. histroy and people are just now getting angry. I don't like Obama at all- he scares the living shit out of me AND so did Bush and Cheney- those guys weren't conservative- they were done right evil. I guess people aren't afraid of this guy because he's liberal.

4:23 AM, April 17, 2009  
Blogger mark hays said...

Losing jobs & the economy- that's all that gets a rise out of people and I understand that of course, but Bush destroyed so many areas of the government-giving the presidency as much power as a king and no one did or said anything- torturing people- Iraq - total lies and fabrications-it's almost as if to say "oh that's fine.

Bush would just make some little comment about gay marriage to make everyone think he was conservative but all rest was just like Obama- spending zillions on all kinds of crap we'll never even know about- dirty politics. Obama is bizarre but Bush was ridiculous and an idiot AND evil. The wars are still going - busniess as usual just with a different face.

4:35 AM, April 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trey, she packed a lunch! She came prepared to stay for the duration.

It's great she was there. She obviously understands that it is her purse the government's hands are going to be in.

6:06 AM, April 17, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...

BR549, I am just trying to follow in your fatherhood footsteps! She was too excited to eat the lunch.


9:45 AM, April 17, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...

Mark, I agree with you that Bush was no conservative. Sgt. Ted over at Althouse called him a Christian Socialist and I tend to like that label.

We part ways on the evil comment though. I do not see either Bush or our current President as evil. My concern regarding President Obama is primarily what he is doing to us financially, and what may happen to us in terms of safety and national security. I do not think that he or his administration understand our enemy, or can even recognize our friends. I hope I am wrong about that part.


9:49 AM, April 17, 2009  
Blogger Larry J said...

8 years of the darkest & most grim period in U.S. histroy and people are just now getting angry.Use hype much? Not studied history much? If you think the last 8 years were the "darkest & most grim period in US History", then you're really ignorant of things like the Civil War, the Great Depression, and WWII. Get real.

10:24 AM, April 17, 2009  
Blogger mark hays said...

Ad hominen. Whatever - then 8 years of 'some' of the U.S.'s darkest times- horrendous.

7:26 PM, April 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read some of your posts, mark hays.
I wonder how you will fair once the ca-ca really hits the blades.

I was born in 1952, and for the majority of my life, things in this country have always been improving for all, with a few short glitches here and there.

We are beginning the down side of the bell curve now, in my view.

To this day, too many people believe in a free lunch. Enough that they are hell bent on making it free for them, and not caring who has to truly foot the bill.

And as has been said elsewhere, now our government is helping that belief along - and our government knows full well there will be hell to pay down the road. Those in "power" here and now don't care about the future any more than they understand the past.

6:20 AM, April 18, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, there are, on average, about 100 or so wars and / or skirmishes going on at any given time on this planet. Some just make prime time. Not all of them involve bullets and bombs. At least, not at this time.

6:30 AM, April 18, 2009  
Blogger Cham said...

What is going on with all this tea? What is happening to it after the party is finished? I like tea, I hope no one is throwing it in a river or in the trash. I'll take it if no one else wants it.

7:22 AM, April 18, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...



9:29 AM, April 18, 2009  
Blogger Larry J said...

Ad hominen. Whatever - then 8 years of 'some' of the U.S.'s darkest times- horrendous.Pointing the absurdity of what you write isn't an ad hominen. You really must be ignorant of history if you think the last 8 years rank even close to some of the darkest times.

A long time ago, an American humorist named Will Rogers observed that "everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects." He was right. It appears you are ignorant of US history. There's nothing wrong with that, and in fact if you are under 40 it's understandable given how poorly history has been taught.

Fortunately, ignorance can be cured. Take the time to do some research on your own. Talk to some old people who actually lived through the Great Depression and WWII to see what those "darkest days" actually were like. For example, my grandfather was a sharecropper in rural Alabama raising 5 kids during the Depression. As a sharecropper, he had very little income (about $20 a month - even adjusted for inflation, that wasn't very much) but they were able to raise most of their own food so they were a bit better off than many. He told me about men going to the dentist to have a tooth pulled. It cost $1 with painkillers or 50 cents without. Most men choose the 50 cent option because money was that tight. Now, compared to things like that, just how dark were the last 8 years?

10:23 AM, April 18, 2009  

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