One week until the April 15th Tax Day Tea Parties.
If you haven’t picked one yet, pick one. I’ll be at the DC affair. Erick and Jeff Eare helping set up Macon’s. [We're not the only front-pagers here doing these, and I'll put up the others as they sing out.] Take a couple of hours off, find a gathering that’s close, and go. If you never go to these things – but you’re also kind | Read More »
Obama: standing between bankers and pitchforks? *Really*?
This Politico story has been making the rounds – see here and here and here and shoot, Memeorandum in general – and it’s mostly because of the passage below, in response over attempts to explain salary bonuses: But President Barack Obama wasn’t in a mood to hear them out. He stopped the conversation and offered a blunt reminder of the public’s reaction to such explanations. | Read More »
TCOT Report: Interesting new site.
TCOT Report. Remember when I mentioned that this would be a great time to find a clearinghouse for the national Tea Parties? Well, even if that site doesn’t end up being that it’ll still probably link to whatever does become that clearinghouse. It’s certainly gearing up to play with the shiny new online toys that we get to have now. Via Mark Tapscott (H/T: Instapundit), | Read More »
Some un-asked for practical advice for Tea Party folks.
Since I temporarily have some people’s attention: If you are a website design-type person: now would be an excellent time to either promote the site that you have designed to act as a national clearinghouse for upcoming Tea Parties, or to actually sit down and design one. I suggest something lean, stripped-down, has an easy-to-remember link, and designed to let people easily post their own | Read More »
Tea Parties using Web 2.0 to organize, expand.
Instapundit linked to an article about the Tea Parties, and the tech that they’re using: Anti-stimulus tea parties light up Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and social media In the latest example of how user-produced media can capture so-called “massively-shared” events in a way mainstream media can’t, a wave of images, blog posts and videos from a nationwide protest has been washing across the Web. The protests, | Read More »
A roundup of today’s Tea Parties.
Glenn Reynolds has two very large links (here and here [the latter being the main page; the link's goofed up for some reason]). See also Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, the Repurblican, Gateway Pundit, GayPatriot, Riehl World View, Ace of Spades, and a whole bunch of others for details. The biggest one was in St Louis, with about a thousand on hand; I’m going to guess | Read More »