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Archive for 15 April 2009

For You Moonbats….

15 April 2009, 10:44 pm. 5 Comments. Filed under 1st Amendment, Taxes, video.

…..who STILL don’t get it!

HONK!!

15 April 2009, 9:33 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under 1st Amendment, Taxes, video.

Nashville Tea Party!

15 April 2009, 5:36 pm. 28 Comments. Filed under 1st Amendment, Taxes.

Updates: The Capital Police put the number closer to OUR estimations…..TEN THOUSAND!  Also, check down at the bottom for other links I’ll be adding as I find them.  If I haven’t added you yet, put your link in the comments, and I’ll add it, K?

From the little coverage I’ve seen from the local Nashville media, the lies continue.  While the local rag has the numbers around 2500, the idjit box said a few hundred.  Well, in reality, it was closer to between 7500 and 10,000.

The Mr and I headed to Legislative Plaza around 10:30. Since parking seriously sucks in downtown Nashville, we took a cab over, and was greeted by a bus full of folks who evidently didn’t much care for the idea of trying to find a place to park as well.

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Since the Party wasn’t suppose to start until noon, we had plenty of time to look for a few friends, say howdy, sign a petition and a stood in line to sign a VERY long state’s sovereighnty declaration.

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I’m not going to go into everything the speakers said.  If you are as pissed off as we are, and have been paying attention, you’ll know the topic of conversation.  I’m tired, so, I’m just going post some pictures.

The Mr and bud, Bryan:

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While folks were still gathering before:

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After the beginning, I realized…..I’m short!  It was difficult to move around, so I didn’t try a whole lot, but these are pretty much from my view where the Mr and I were standing.  Or, in my case, sitting on my cane chair a bit.  Hey, I’m old!  And falling apart!  I needed that sucker today.

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I thought this was a pretty cool hat.

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A few of the excellent signs:

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And my favorite!

term-limits Yep!  TERM LIMITS!  Enough with the career politicians!

A couple of the many folks who were there:

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We were getting really hungry, and the crowd was starting to break up.  While we were worming our way out, we noticed a couple of young women who were yelling nonsense, holding up an Obama t-shirt.  A gentleman kept holding his “Don’t Tread On Me” flag, and one of the women kept trying to yank it out of his hands.  Nice.

After lunch, we wandered back over to the Plaza and there were still people milling around, and cars honking their horns.  One thing you’ll NEVER see after a lefty rally, or even the current president’s inauguration?  A cleaned up area!

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Some other folks were there who have posts up, and as I come across them, I’ll link them here.  If you have a post, and want to add it here, let me know in the comments.

TENNESSEE

Tea Party: Huge crowd in Nashville! - Super Kev

The people have turned to themselves for leadership – Bob Krumm

The Tea Party, Knoxville-Style – Post Politics

Right wing extremists – Hillbilly Politics

Nashville Tea Party – Bear Creek Ledger

That’s A Lot Of Folks (sure looks like a WHOLE lot more than few hundred to me) – Post Politics

Tea Party Blogging Day – Blue Collar Republican

Brownsville Tea Party – Mike Slater

Tennessee Tax Day Tea Party Protest Photos (Got Teabag?) – The Cutting Edge

Tea Party Pictures – Chris for Liberty

Tea Party Nashville – Poor Richard’s News

Large turnout for Kingsport, Tennessee Tea Party – Kingsport TN Government

Murfreesboro Tax Day Tea Party Murfreesboro Tax Day Tea Party – Ideally Conservative

Knoxville Tea Party Wrap Up – Hear ItFrom.Us

Memphis Tea Party – The Day in Pictures – Rustmeister’s Alehouse

6:29 of Blue Collar Muse Fame … – Blue Collar Muse

Tax Day Tea Parties: Nashville, Knoxville, Philly – Six Meat Buffet

ELSEWHERE IN THE COUNTRY

Rowlett: Residents protest taxes at TEA party – Texas Fred’s

Madison Teaparty – The Asian Badger

Scenes from Madison’s Capitol Square – Badger Blogger

Pics From Tea Parties Across The Country – Right Wing News

Massive: Tax Day Tea Party USA; Updated – Michelle Malkin

The Tea Party – silent E speaks

The Tea Party – Samantha Speaks

Tax Day Tea Party – Tired N Retired

Picture of the Day – April 17, 2009 – Glenn Beck

Livonia and Plymouth, Michigan Tea Party – Enjoying Homeschooling

Fond du Lac Tea Party: A Report From the Field – Liberty’s Logic

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN on April 15th – TEA PARTY DAY! – Rainbowseeker Antiques