Slouching Toward Compassion and a Tea Party

    I just finished reading Slouching Toward Gomorrah and The Tragedy of American Compassion. I have also been thinking a lot about a Tea Party on April 15th, hence the title. Both of these books and what I have seen and read about Tea Parties indicate an American human condition that extends past partisan politics and current events. I now understand no immediate fixes of an | Read More »

    Gulfport/Biloxi MS Tax Day Tea Party

    Promoted by Jeff Pass it around! WHAT TAX DAY TEA PARTY – GULFPORT, MS WHERE Gulfport Sportsplex (Directions) 17200 16th St Gulfport, MS 39503 WHEN April 15, 2009 a little bit before 6PM Central Time. If they show up, TV Cameras from WLOX-TV will be there at 6PM so do not be late. Bring a smile, a handshake, a positive attitude and a chair. Don’t | Read More »

    Tea Parties Across New England… …Even Vermont

    As the States Blog notes… BOSTON– While there are over 2000 tea parties planned around the nation for this coming tax day, April 15, one of the largest and certainly the most symbolic will be held in Boston. Thousands of participants are anticipated to gather to hear some of the nation’s leading public policy leaders address why our federal government’s policies of excessive economic micromanagement, | Read More »

    Why Go To a TEA Party? Why Go Now?

    Rasmussen blares the reason why the Tea Party movement is important on its poll results. Just 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism Yes, that’s partly spin and partly obfuscation, but it’s also partly truthful (and lefty ignoramuses at HuffPo love it because it confirms their elitist, socialist illusions). I plan to de-spin it later, but for now let it stand. Folks, there’s good news. If | Read More »

    Open Thread: Tea Party Gear

    You’ve still got time to order gear for next week’s tax day tea parties. Here’s some you might have missed. First, mine: Designed by Breeanne Howe of Charlotte, NC. Boo yah! (For those who aren’t clear it’s a maternity shirt.) Now how about some RedState bumper stickers? There are many more bumper stickers to be had at the Redstate Store.

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    Left-Wing Groups (ACORN/HuffPo “Reporters”) Planning To Infiltrate/Sabotage Tea Party Rallies

    I remember some time last year, mortified Texas Republicans found themselves having to explain how it was that they granted a vendor selling campaign pins saying; “If Obama is President will we still call it the White House?” space at their convention. All over the blogosphere, the Left went nuts with joy; and remarkably echo-chamber like talking points “See? See?!” they shrieked in smug elation | Read More »

    Problems with Abingdon Tea Party?

    Jerry Fuhrman notes that there may be a permitting problem with the Tea Party down in Abingdon, Virginia. Here’s a note from the event’s organizer, Ted Dingler, on the group’s Facebook page: The town of Abingdon has denied us the use of the muster site as well as all town owned property. We are currently working on a substitute site as well as several other | Read More »

    Another City Tries to Quash Tax Day Tea Party Gathering

    Brendan Steinhuser of FreedomWorks is reporting that another official of an American city is trying to prevent organizers of a tea party tax protest from being “allowed” to stage their protest, this time in Burleson, Texas. Unlike the the situation in Cape Coral, Florida where it was overburdening regulation that served as a stumbling block to the freedom of the people to assemble, the Texas | Read More »

    Rep. Pence Disinvited from the Indy TeaPArty?

    Being a fan of Mike Pence, and also a fan of the TeaParty Protests, I wondered if Pence was supporting/attending one. After leaving such a note on Pence’s Facebook page, a supporter of his named Meredith sent me a note saying that he has been turned down from addressing the Indianapolis rally.  Wishing to verify(like a *real* journalist), I sent this email: Dear sir, Thank | Read More »

    Orlando Tea Party Slated For Tax Day

    Orlando’s Tea Party: City: Orlando, Florida When: April 15, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Orlando City Hall, 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL Contact: orlandoteaparty@myamericanism.com Web Page: http://orlandoteaparty.webs.com Facebook Group: HERE Tax Day Tea Parties Big List: http://taxdayteaparty.com/

    Cape Coral Fl Tea Party is On!

    Many of you in Central and South Florida may have heard that the Cape Coral Tea Party was canceled by the Cape Coral City Council. Well it’s back on! Here’s the info and a contact number: The Tea Party is on tomorrow April 01 in Cape Coral,FL It will be from 5 – 7 at Jaycee Park Please call if you need additional information. Thanks. | Read More »

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    UPDATED – Fairfax County Tax Protest Receives TV Coverage

    [crossposted at fairfaxgardener.blogspot.com] UPDATED 3/31  -  The TV stations that covered the Fairfax County, Virginia tax protest at the3 Government Center aired some of the interviews the made at the rally and have a write up on their web pages. I can’t get the embedded video to work but here ar links to the stations web pages with the video.  http://www.news8.net/news/stories/0309/608626.html http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0309/608626_video.html?ref=newsstory  —- UPDATE –   | Read More »

    CALL TO ACTION: Cape Coral, FL isn’t the only battleground in the fight for the First Amendment, but it’s a darned good place to start

    I know, it’s a long title… but it had to be done.  This is not a post about what’s happening in Florida re: the cancelled tea party.  There are plenty of diaries here at RedState that discuss exactly that.  Rather, this is a post about what to do about it.  It’s very easy for RedStaters to point to the would-be protestors in Florida and tell | Read More »

    Yesterday and Tomorrow in Fairfax County

    It was a good day.  [Some of the below was in a comment I posted to another Redstater's diary.] Bob McDonnell and Bill Bolling formally kicked off their campaign for Virginia’ governor and lt. governor in Annandale.  Nice turnout, which the Fairfax GOP numbered at 700.  The crowd was quite receptive to the McDonnell/Bolling ticket’s positions on preserving life, protecting Virginia’s right to work status | Read More »

    Florida Gov’t Cancels Tea Party Fearing ‘Too Many Attendees’

    Remember this report from our nation’s history? CNN (Continental News Network) Boston, 1773: The city of Boston canceled a proposed protest over tea taxes today, citing the fear that too many people dressed as Indians would be gathered near the wharves. Organizers expressed sadness over the cancellation, but meekly returned to their homes fearful of upsetting the officers of the Crown. Taxmen breathed a sigh | Read More »

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