It does us no good to throw out the bums only to replace them with bums
There is a lot of angst in the land right now. Just a few days ago I asked a simple question: at what point do people revolt? I was not calling for a revolution. Being an elected official, I don’t much want one. But it is a simple question given the times we live in. LIberals are mad at conservatives. Conservatives are mad at liberals. | Read More »
TEA PARTIES – Northern Virginia
I just learned from James Parmelee at NorthernVirginiaGOP.com that two Tax Day Tea Parties are being organized in Northern Virginia. There are still indicators of an Annandale Tea Party on April 25 here. First, from 5pm to 7pm there will be a Tea Party at the Merrifield Post Office located at 8409 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Go here or here for details. Great idea to hold a Tea Party at | Read More »
At What Point Do People Revolt?
Moe wrote about the Washington State lunacy the other day. To recap: Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation’s strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. The ban will be expanded statewide in July 2010, the same time similar laws take effect in several other states. As the Associated Press notes, there’s just | Read More »
Organizing to Protest
As pointed out in numerous posts and diaries, the Left has long been organized to protest just about everything. There are no “spontaneous” demonstrations. They have email lists, websites, precinct captains, etc. That is how they get all those folks out at the drop of a hat. They know the rules. They probably have a standard insurance policy good to go at any time. They | Read More »
Precisely Why the Tea Party is Needed [updated]
Crap like this. A tea party to protest government spending and taxing is canceled. Canceled by the government. Why? They feel too many people could show-up. Lynn Rosko planned to hold a tax payer tea party at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral on April 1st. The idea was announced at a Cape Coral City Council meeting, then an e-mail blast by the Republican Party and | Read More »
The Atlanta Tea Party Just Got Bigger
April 15th was going to see a big tea party in front of Georgia’ Gold Dome, but it just got bigger. Tonight on Fox News, Sean Hannity intends to announce that he’ll be live from Atlanta that evening covering the Atlanta Tea Party in front of Georgia’s State Capitol Building. He’s asked me to be there with him. I’m looking forward to it. If you’re | Read More »
Tea Party in Indianapolis
Please remember to get your tea party posts in the diaries and I’ll front them. — Erick CITY: Indianapolis, IN (Cities in every state are having tea parties on 4-15-09 www.taxdayteaparty.com) WHO: All concerned Hoosiers and Americans WHAT: A civil protest focusing on repealing pork and lowering federal taxes, protecting the American dream. WHEN: 12-2 PM; APRIL15 WHERE: Grounds of State Capitol Building Website: indianapolisteaparty.com | Read More »
Tea Party Info Wanted
If you are headed out to your local tea party on April 15th, we want to help you out. You can go to our RedState Store on Cafe Press and buy a bunch of relevant bumper stickers. You can get them as singles or packs of 10 to pass out. You’ll be helping us promote RedState and drive home a solid message. Likewise, check back | Read More »
I’ll be helping out with a Tea Party on April 15th at noon in Macon, Georgia on the steps of our City Hall. Please use this as an open thread to list the tea party you’ll be participating in.
My RedState Tea Party Event
There are going to be a number of tea parties around the nation on Tax Day. I’m helping organize one here in Middle Georgia.I’ll be at Macon’s City Hall at noon on April 15th with Chris Krok, the morning talk radio host on AM 940. We’ll be protesting this whole heap of a mess we know as the Obama stimulus plan and welfare expansion. We’re | 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 »