Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Party coverage

Remember that today is April 15th and PJTV has all the news on the Tea Party protests. Glenn and I are covering the Knoxville event at the World's Fair site. Hope to see you there!

Update: Just got back from the Tea Party--it was amazing with what looked like 2000-2500 people in the World's Fair Amphitheater. People were calm, having fun and dressed in all types of costumes. Many mothers were there pushing their children in strollers to listen to the speeches and stopping to talk with us about why personal responsibility is important, the Fair Tax, homeschooling and much more.

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Blogger TMink said...

Woohoo! Let's agitate!

I was talking to my friend Chris, this is his first protest! He is jazzed. He asked me about mine. I actually marched with the communists in 1980 or so.

I was at UNC Chapel Hill and two communicst party members had been shot and killed in nearby Greensboro. The commies were taking part in a parade.

Even in my wildest youth I was never a commie, but killing commies in America just didn't sit well with me. So I marched with Commie Bob, the local chapter comrade in chief, and about 70 other people. We marched, we shouted, I took photos. That is how I met the FBI guys who were watching the festivities. I saw I guy talking into his lapel, smiled and siad his secret was safe with me.

So here I am almost 30 years later agitating with the conservatives and libeterians and the people who can do math.

Have a wonderful tea party day!


9:34 AM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger DADvocate said...

Just returned from the Cincinnati Tea Pary. It was huge! One camera man I talked to estimated 8,000 to 10,000.

Peaceful, very few counter protesters. I saw several people shaking the hands of policeman along the parade route from Fountain Square to city hall. A couple of black policemen got hugs from two elderly white ladies. How often do you see stuff like that at a protest?!

Great stuff. I'll have pictures later. Gotta go back to work.

1:04 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger Helen said...


Have fun!


Wonderful--can't wait to see pictures.

1:18 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger Wayne said...

Yeah, Cincinnati Tea Party was even bigger than on March 15th. I was surprised, because I didn't think as many people would be able to get away from work.

Must have been over 6,000 today.

1:36 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger Wayne said...

Darn, I didn't read the numbers in DADvocate's comment. But I DID get a couple of crowd pictures from the Skywalk.

1:37 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger Bill said...

I didn't make it to the Knoxville Tea Party. I had the same problem that plagues most conservatives when the time comes for public protest. I had to work. I notice that the Left doesn't seem to have thsi problem.


2:14 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger DADvocate said...

I had an advantage for this one. I work across the street from city hall. I walked the 6-7 blocks to Fountain Square, hung out for a while and then walked back with the group. After that I walked another block and I was back at work.

I did talk to one guy who came from Wilmington, OH, about 60 miles away. As Wayne said, definitely much bigger than March 15th. I was quite surprised when I first saw the crowd.

2:27 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger Mister Wolf said...

I went to my local tea party here in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Ours was quite a bit smaller(but of course I live in a smaller city than most). About 800 people I'd guess. I only made it for the parade at the end(I had a class, ya see). But it was alot of fun none the less.

5:13 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...

Helen, I sent you some pics via your violent kids address.


6:06 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger Helen said...



7:40 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger highlander said...

In my small town in NW Washington (pop. 11,000) we have perhaps two or three demonstrations a year.

Typically one corner of our main downtown intersection is occupied by a dozen or so conservatives and the opposite corner by an equal number of liberals.

Our tea party protest today occupied all four corners and extended well down the adjacent blocks in all directions! There were Democrats as well as Republicans standing with us waving flags and signs.

The mainstream media is up to their usual tricks, trying to dismiss the importance of these tax protest tea parties.

What the public sees on television does not matter. What matters is what members of Congress see, and we have sent them a very clear message:

We do NOT like what we see coming from Washington. If you want to be re-elected, CHANGE!

1:26 AM, April 16, 2009  

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