Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Teabag2 What a joy watching Americans at various TEA Parties today. Early this morning as people were traveling to their local TEA Party, I read an article from The Nation, "The Trouble With Tea Parties". I couldn't seem to find the author's name, must have been ashamed to attach it to suck a blatantly slanted article, packed with pure lies and innuendos.

The truth is State, Local, and Federal politicians are worried about this groundswell of average American citizens who are from all political persuasions including Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Independents ... The Obama Administration tried to distance themselves from the TEA Parties, poo-pooing them like a piece of lint on a $1,000 suit. Too bad, because the over 700 TEA Parties across this nation today made up of hundreds of thousands of voters, who will definitely be active in upcoming elections.

CNBC Asks Rick Santelli to React to Tea Parties: 'I'm Pretty Proud of This'
Chicago Mercantile Exchange floor reporter and taxpayer tea party revolt inspiration calls movement 'about as American as it gets.' (hat tip Common Cents)

But on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” April 15, co-host Joe Kernen asked Santelli what he thought of being a “cultural phenomenon.” That was the same show Santelli famously called out President Barack Obama for the unfairness of his housing bailout proposal on Feb. 19. [snip]

“I don’t know about cultural phenomenon, but I’ll tell you what,” Santelli said. “I think that this tea party phenomenon is steeped in American culture and steeped in American notion to get involved with what’s going on with our government. I haven’t organized. I’m going to have to work to pay my taxes, so I’m not going to be able to get away today. But, I have to tell you – I’m pretty proud of this.

Blue Collar Muse reports from Nashville:

Here in Nashville we had basically 10,000 people in attendance. Attendance on actual Legislative Plaza was pretty definitively set at 7,467 and about 2,500 spillover on steps, sidewalks, the hill up to the capitol building and in cars circling and honking their horns (ala anti-tax protest from 2002) and who couldn't find parking.

You can follow the countrywide attendance numbers at This will be incredibly HUGE by the time it's all said and done ...

NetRightNation has images from around the US.

Bill Collier from Team Sarah reports:

Harrisburg PA had around 4,000 to 5,000 on the steps of the Capital, no noticeable signs of infiltrators, and very nice people: the most civil and polite "protest" you ever want to see, contrary to the DHS memo that labeled conservatives "extremists".

Team Sarah members will be sending in photos and updates from Tea Parties members attended. We have promoted the Tea Parties to our 67,000 plus members all along and urged them to attend.


Fox News televised the partial unloading of more than 1 million of our tea bags at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. near the White House this morning (note background of photo)! Unfortunately, representatives of The Patriot Depot and were told by National Park Services officials to reload the truck. Why? Even though the original protest permit was approved, our tea bag team was conveniently told that it was not the "proper" permit. (see here) This is an absolute outrage and a denial of our First Amendment rights, which read:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

But our tea bags are not leaving the Capitol City any time soon! We've just set up a towering display of more than 1 million tea bags at a new location in Washington, D.C.—the headquarters of a free market think tank, The Competitive Enterprise Institute. Your tea bags are sending a loud and clear message: Enough is Enough.

By the time all the TEA Parties are over today, I'm betting the numbers will shock -- yes SHOCK -- politicians in both parties and the MSM especially.

Radarsite has an article on the media coverage of the TEA Parties, "What does it say about our media when that once-in-a-blue-moon event comes along in which ordinary law-abiding, tax-paying citizens get angry enough to hold protests against the government and the media gives it a big thumbs down? That's exactly what is happening today ..."

... Last night, [Rachel] Maddow (the one who closely resembles our Secretary of the Treasury) used her nightly show to make repeated joking references to "tea-bagging". I must confess that I was not previously aware of the sexual connotation of "tea bagging"- but I am now (you'll have to look it up yourself.)
Seriously, is this what a professional political talk-show host is supposed to blabber about on TV?

See Urban Dictionary here for definitions specifically and obviously written for today by the Obamatrons, you will be appalled.

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