February 27, 2009

Tea Parties A-Go-Go
— Ace

DC, with Joe the Plumber.



Thanks to Bo for the Denver pics.

Posted by: Ace at 11:41 AM | Comments (89)
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1 Nice to see that dwarfs in green parkas vote GOP. Or maybe its the 50-foot MILF thats throwing off perspective.

Posted by: Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight at February 27, 2009 11:44 AM (gIga4)

2 I tried to go to the Chicago one, but was stopped by ice on the roads south of the city. Looks like it was nice in Denver. :-(

Posted by: DG at February 27, 2009 11:44 AM (MCHyX)

3 If that's Joanna, I'm done deliberating.

Posted by: dan in michigan at February 27, 2009 11:48 AM (88w67)

4 in other news, click on the link on my username and laugh your ass off

Posted by: YRM at February 27, 2009 11:49 AM (004wR)

5 They can't ignore 50-foot MILFs, wiserbud

Posted by: Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight at February 27, 2009 11:52 AM (gIga4)

6 @5 Too bad it didn't decapitate the fucker....

Posted by: MikeH at February 27, 2009 11:52 AM (1V2sa)

7 I'm not getting the 3%/0 sign. WTH?

Posted by: Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight at February 27, 2009 11:54 AM (gIga4)

8 50-foot MILFs

Talk about throwing a hotdog down a hallway

Posted by: toby928 at February 27, 2009 11:54 AM (PD1tk)

9 LA

Posted by: Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight at February 27, 2009 11:55 AM (gIga4)

Don't expect any MSM coverage unless men and women are donning pink tiaras.

btw, did anyone think to hire inflatable-ballbag guy? Cameras practically follow that dude.

Posted by: Darling at February 27, 2009 11:56 AM (QjZO2)

11 toby can have the dwarf. And the pliers.

Posted by: Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight at February 27, 2009 11:56 AM (gIga4)

12 #5, I loved one of the comments, "the fan hits the shit." Back to topic at hand, there is even a Tea Party tonight near my dinky little town in Greenville, SC. I picked my son up from school and in the pickup line, I pulled up behind a man that the entire back of his car in anti-Obama bumper stickers. I stopped & talked to him for a few minutes and he told me about it. I was totally unaware. I'm sure the news won't cover it...but maybe, just maybe...it's a sign that these protests are popping up all over, even in small towns like mine.

Posted by: Twinks at February 27, 2009 11:57 AM (KGbOi)


"Talk about throwing a hotdog down a hallway"

Like firing an electron through the LHC...

Posted by: Al Sharpton at February 27, 2009 12:00 PM (5npD/)

14 I was at the Houston event and it was great. I'm guessing 250 or so people at peak. Considering it was put together in a week, it was pretty well done. Some of the speakers were really excellent, and I want to thank all of them. Lots and lots of bloggers out, and I guess most folks got there because of facebook or twitter or something like that. Oh, and conservative women are LOTS better looking than the granola munching hippies at a liberal event. Big thanks to all of the organizers and speakers.

Posted by: Mephitis at February 27, 2009 12:00 PM (ehXLT)

15 Is there lots of tea-bagging at your tea parties?

Posted by: payaso at February 27, 2009 12:03 PM (S65xT)


They did the same shit when Obama came over here to the high school to announce his irresponsible borrower bailout plan. Paper said there was 150 ppl. Actually, more like 500-1000. Just checked the local rag website & I didn't see today's Tempe Tea Party under "Things To Do" this weekend.....

I'm sure the pics from the Tempe gig will be, er, interesting. About 85 degrees in the sun here today. Maybe a 60 ft. tall half-dressed MILF will be featured?

Posted by: Paulie in AZ at February 27, 2009 12:04 PM (CNN0T)

Posted by: eddiebear at February 27, 2009 12:04 PM (wnU1W)

18 Nothing on the MSM yet...the rat bastards. Fox, at least should highlight some of these events.

Posted by: IC at February 27, 2009 12:04 PM (jZNCU)

19 posted some nashville pics at my site.


apparently there is an operation teabag (snicker) planned for april.  send teabags to 1600 pennsylvania ave. for tax day.  everyone!  teabag obama! (snicker, snicker)

crowd size estimated at 600.  we doubled ATL, bitches!

Posted by: A.G. at February 27, 2009 12:06 PM (JoIvi)

20 No Taxation without representation.

Posted by: HolgerDanske at February 27, 2009 12:06 PM (nw+cE)

21  Man, I wish I could have gone to one of these, but I had to work.

See, this is why it never works when conservatives try to demonstrate and in general throw a lib-style fit.  We all have JOBS.

Posted by: Filly at February 27, 2009 12:13 PM (SnlAv)

22 eh. I could've gone to one if I wanted to drive like 5 hours or so.

/come to me, my pretties

Posted by: Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight at February 27, 2009 12:14 PM (gIga4)

23 do these on saturdays, please!

Posted by: shoey at February 27, 2009 12:17 PM (IRh55)

24 local news covered ours.  crowd size rivaled al gore's no-concession speech 8 years ago here... crashed that with a buddy and a couple bush/cheney 2000 signs. heh. people yelling "oh. it aint ovah yet!"  media said it was "thousands" then.  I eyeballed a couple hundred.

people came and went from ours.  like i stated previously, "official" count was 600.  people were coming and going with about 400 at any one time.  rather rough time to do it - lunchtime on a weekday - and threat of cold rain, suppressed turnout. 

Posted by: A.G. at February 27, 2009 12:19 PM (JoIvi)


I was so bummed I couldn't make it to the St. Louis rally. Damn job in West County. >

But I am glad so many people showed up in force despite the cold!!!

Posted by: Saluki at February 27, 2009 12:19 PM (Lh1qk)

26 How was the media coverage at these events? Any or none? Mostly local or did any the affiliated stations turn up?

Posted by: IC at February 27, 2009 12:22 PM (jZNCU)

27 There was a good turnout in San Diego this morning!

Posted by: MrsPaulsFishSticks at February 27, 2009 12:25 PM (iYbLN)

28 How is Obama gonna pay for this? By taking it from private Charities. From Wapo: "the charitable giving deduction reduction, which would limit deductions for couples making $250,000 or individuals making $200,000, provoked the most heat Thursday. Mr. Obama is counting on that provision to raise $179.8 billion over 10 years" People donate money to the salvation army (to help victims of disasters) or to the Christian Childrens fund (to feed starving children) or to charitable hospitals (to treat poor and uninsured). But Obama wants that money for his own budget. The marginal tax rate (after bush cuts end, and with state taxes) for those donations will be ~55%. Best case, the charities get 45% and the gov gets its "slice". (can 55% be a slice?) But realistically you know that what will happen is that people just donate much, much less. Because Obama doesn't really care about disaster victims, and hungry children, and the sick poor. If he did he would let those charities. It's a way for him to extort more money, while killing off the programs that get in the way of his centralized "depend on the government" utopia.

Posted by: erik at February 27, 2009 12:26 PM (tyGSd)



check out my post at DPUD.

Posted by: eddiebear at February 27, 2009 12:29 PM (wnU1W)

30 Good turnout in super liberal Seattle! 200, maybe?

Posted by: Jana at February 27, 2009 12:31 PM (PJY4R)

31 No Representation Without Taxation.
If you ain't paying you ain't vote'en.

Posted by: Paladin at February 27, 2009 12:42 PM (2X4q0)

32 25 do these on saturdays, please!

Amen.   Conservatives work for a living.

Posted by: Ombudsman at February 27, 2009 12:43 PM (fWF4Q)

33 Great photos here and on Michelle Malkin's site, too. For about the trillionth time in my life, I am proud of my country.

Posted by: LAsue at February 27, 2009 12:44 PM (fNPWd)


Sacramento California Tea Party


I'm in there, too!  Nice folks; good turn-out for such short notice~

Posted by: Betsy Ross at February 27, 2009 12:56 PM (8g9qq)


We all have JOBS.

Geez, can't a guy finish his waffles?  I'm taking care of that problem as fast as I can!

Posted by: Barry Obama at February 27, 2009 01:00 PM (gQ+XA)

36 22 No Taxation without representation.

Taxation with representation ain't so great either.

Posted by: Scaramouche at February 27, 2009 01:00 PM (YgKr6)


Meh. Who the hell has time to protest at 9:00 in the morning on a Friday? Don't you people work?

Otherwise, I probably would have went down to Dailey Center, if only to troll for cute libertarian chicks.

Posted by: Entropy at February 27, 2009 01:01 PM (cok/k)

38 An impressive beginning. Remember, the anti-Bush movement started with only a few Bush-haters. And look where it ended up.

The Obama Agenda is filled with the dry, rotting wood of socialism, and the grassfire is just getting started,

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 27, 2009 01:03 PM (d2fuu)

39 I'm waiting for the protest at the Indiana statehouse on March 25. Given the property tax shenanigans that went down a couple years ago, it should be interesting.

And Dan (#3): Flattery will get you nowhere.

Posted by: Joanna at February 27, 2009 01:13 PM (qBRUE)

40 Yes I do work and I took a precious few hours of vacation time I had to attend the protest in San Diego.  I thought it was that important.

Posted by: MrsPaulsFishSticks at February 27, 2009 01:18 PM (iYbLN)

41 Was at the Chicago one- about 400-500 showed.

Pretty good turnout, though none of us knew how to scream unintelligibly, and everyone appeared to have bathed today. We also obeyed the traffic lights.

Also, there were no giant papier mache dolls or stoned drummers.

C'mon, conservatives are new at this stuff.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at February 27, 2009 01:22 PM (4ezUN)

42 Sniff:.... so, the rich won't donate anything without a tax deduction? <\i> I think that the rich apply the same economic logic to their charity that they did to their own finances. They are constantly looking for the way to do the most good with their money. When they see good opportunities they give more, when they see less cost/benefit they will give less. I know that you are joking, but it's really true that moonbats do not understand charity giving at all. It's alien to them. it's why the don't give money to charities. From Obama's point of view, it's a perfect tax, because it will hit the conservatives and red-stater's, while barely touching the liberals.

Posted by: erik at February 27, 2009 01:23 PM (tyGSd)

43 It is nice to see rally pics without "jews" spelled wrong a thousand times.

Posted by: Clovis27 at February 27, 2009 01:29 PM (+154r)

44 Just a note:  Allahpundit is a dickhead.

Posted by: MrsPaulsFishSticks at February 27, 2009 01:35 PM (iYbLN)

45 Just got back from the Seattle Tea Party. At least 300 showed up, which is remarkable for liberal Seattle. The people were very pumped and with every event, the numbers of people attending these events will surely grow.

Posted by: jcheney at February 27, 2009 01:40 PM (8y6U9)


,My parents went to the one in Tulsa; they said it was 400-500 at the peak. I mention them because they are in the pix on Instapundit; my dad's the guy front and center in the denimn jacket and my mom is the tiny shadow in a black parka next to him.

I was at work (okay, checking blogs) when I saw that. Very odd to see one's parents unexpectedly on Instapundit.

Posted by: Ella at February 27, 2009 01:46 PM (jeP9I)

47 The difference between the right wing and the left wing is the easiness on the eye factor the right wing protestor chicks have.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 27, 2009 01:54 PM (TUWci)

48 ""5 in other news, click on the link on my username and laugh your ass off""

Best comment from that video:

"In that part of the world it is considered a highly offensive to throw a ceiling fan at someone's face."


Posted by: Sammy316 at February 27, 2009 01:56 PM (p/gF/)

49 I got my Reagan Revolution t shirt yesterday. I'll be wearing that at Kansas City's tea party tomorrow. I hope we have a good turn out. The weather is supposed to be cold. I know I am going to dress in layers as well as my kids.

Posted by: Ginger at February 27, 2009 02:03 PM (jOBjB)

50 " 48 Just a note:  Allahpundit is a dickhead."

You just noticed ??

Posted by: redrock at February 27, 2009 02:09 PM (wM2N8)


In regard to the Seattle tea party, the alternative weekly newspaper blog in Seattle has a post up trashing the protest, the comments are as you can imagine from that source. But I thought this one was just too precious not to share with you morons:

By signing on as a US citizen, you're buying into a social contract; therefore, everyone's mortgage IS everyone else's problem on some level. As pissed as I am that a LOT of other people made bad decisions that affect my ability to be hired, you can't just be a fair weather taxpayer. That's how the security net system works.

Stupid tea party protesters, get on board with the social contract you signed as a US citizen, it is your PATRIOTIC DUTY to be taxed to take care of your fellow citizens.

I am beating my head against my desk and thinking very bad thoughts about young shrill urban douchebag enviro hipsters and their fucking social contracts.

Posted by: ParanoidInSeattle at February 27, 2009 02:13 PM (AJ4xq)

52 I was at the DC tea party. It was my first "demonstration" and I wasn't sure what to expect. I brought my "mini-moron" with me. Anyone else there? If I can figure out how to post one of my pics, I'll add the link.

Posted by: Trish at February 27, 2009 02:13 PM (0U5Kd)

53 Trish, upload it to photobucket.com or tinypic.com. That's what I do.

Posted by: Ginger at February 27, 2009 02:18 PM (jOBjB)


eh. I could've gone to one if I wanted to drive like 5 hours or so.

Three hours, and I would have had to drag 3 children along. On a weekend, or when I had time to stay in the big city for a while (which would make it easier for the kiddos), I'd like to do it.


Posted by: MamaAJ at February 27, 2009 02:18 PM (X6Zdh)

55 KC protest fun is still on, despite the snow! Dress warm. Here's my sign: http://tinyurl.com/dcfbpg

Posted by: Espkc at February 27, 2009 02:20 PM (sUSMo)

56 Love the poster, Espkc. My t shirt will be my poster since I'll have to push a stroller around. I'm so excited. Don't worry, I'll take a shower and wear deodorant.

Posted by: Ginger at February 27, 2009 02:31 PM (jOBjB)

57 I'm surprised that Barry's Red Brigade (ACORN) wasn't there to try to break things up.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2009 02:33 PM (M0Z6v)


I've been looking online, but I haven't found if they're planning a tea party for Boston. C'mon, man - we had a tea party before it was cool!

And slightly OT, but I find Joe the Plumber inexplicably hot. I'd totally hit that.

Posted by: CMS2004 at February 27, 2009 02:35 PM (ALA0+)

59 TheQuietMan:
Well, the ACLU was getting people to sign petitions across the street from the Tea Party today (in Seattle). I didn't ask what it was about, but assumed it was their big push here for the "rights" of illegal aliens.

Posted by: jcheney at February 27, 2009 02:39 PM (8y6U9)

60 Thanks Ginger! Raise hell tomorrow. Here I am with my mini moron in DC. BTW on the way back to the car, I saw John Bolton en route to the WH. Awesome. Hard to miss that stache. http://i42.tinypic.com/aay9l2.jpg

Posted by: Trish at February 27, 2009 02:45 PM (0U5Kd)


I went to the DC event.  It was awesome, except you'd think that some of the elected officials from Capitol Hill could have bothered to show up, but I attribute that to this being early, not necessarily organized like a well oiled machine yet, but that will resolve itself.

As for MSM coverage, Atlanta Journal Constitution covered theirs.  I remember counter protesting the anti-war jerks a few February's back and the MSM looked the other way then too, underestimating our crowd that vastly outnumbered the smelly hippies by 5 to 1.  But.  We'll have to go all code pink on Washington, act up in Congress, perhaps, out Saul Alinsky them.

One last point before an anecdote.  April 15th is tax day and they want to have another Tea Party which should be massive and unavoidable by the MSM.  Plenty of time to organize, get your local conservative heavies in the media, print or radio to promote it, time to get the conservative politicians on board, etc.  And it is a work day, but it's important to remember that the founders sacrificed their fortunes and lives to form this wonderful country, not just a few hours of personal leave.  Do you believe that our country is worth fighting for or not?  A few hours or even a day off isn't too much to ask to voice your opposition to this runaway socialist freight train, is it?

Now, the anecdote.  The front of the White House is always a zoo of nutty protestors, including a group of saggy old hippies in orange jump suits and black bags over their heads, chained together doing their best Abu Ghirab shuffle.  (yeah.  they didn't get the memo that the iraqis run AG now, morons)  When they left the event one of our older ladies was badgering and heckling them, hollering 'Hey you in the orange jump suits.  Did the DC correctional facility let you out to pick up trash???  Start cleaning this place up, you deadbeats!!'  It was absolutely hilarious.

Posted by: pistolero at February 27, 2009 02:46 PM (hykYv)

62 I want to smoke my tea...is that cool?

Posted by: ford at February 27, 2009 02:48 PM (Ki7fm)

63 Trish, love the sign. You have a cute kid and you're pretty hot too. Conservative women are so much better than liberal women.

Posted by: Ginger at February 27, 2009 02:59 PM (jOBjB)



It is in black and white and says HONK IF YOU"RE PAYING MY MORTGAGE.

Posted by: ford at February 27, 2009 03:06 PM (Ki7fm)

65 Can we have one in Philadelphia?

Posted by: Kacey at February 27, 2009 03:13 PM (W0FEy)


there is a "tea bag congress" movement, totally! thousands of us are sending letters with an enclosed tea bag (preferably used and dried so they can't make free tea) ...send them so they arrive at offices of congress exactly on April 15th. Send on april 10th or 11th if by regular snail mail, or put a bunch of them in a priority mail envelope and send two days before. Let's fill a freaking mack truck with this shit and have it roll up on Nancy and Harry on tax day!

Posted by: krukke1 at February 27, 2009 03:20 PM (pSOzi)

67 Kacey, if I am not mistaken, I think I read at Freerepublic, that there will be a tea party tomorrow in Philly at noon across from the Liberty Bell. Hope that helps.

Posted by: Ginger at February 27, 2009 03:26 PM (jOBjB)

68 Tulsa Tea Party


About 400 people, pretty cold, but we had a good time

Posted by: DanB at February 27, 2009 04:07 PM (a2JKi)

69 Where are the giant papier-mache heads? It's not a protest without giant papier-mache heads. And, yeah... except for the loser counter-protesters -- who looked rather confused that they didn't understand the topic at hand -- it was nice to see a demonstration without a bunch of "Jews Suck" signs and kaffiyeh-wearing babies.

Posted by: red speck at February 27, 2009 04:28 PM (/vfpn)

70 The tea party should expand to every employed person changing their withholding statement for federal taxes to assure there is no tax, especially  excess tax, going to D.C. through automatic withholding. Pay it quarterly to the penny. It can be done legally and will break congress from sucking rotten eggs.

Posted by: Scrapiron at February 27, 2009 05:08 PM (GkYyh)


I heard on Rush today that the tax tables will not change next year, so that $13 a week you get back this year is "added income" which you will be taxed on next year. And you won't be able to pay it back to the IRS at $13 a week but in a lump sum.

Obama is a lying thug whore.

Posted by: krukke1 at February 27, 2009 05:18 PM (pSOzi)

72 Forget government building. Protest outside Network/Radio/Press buildings.

Posted by: zanne at February 27, 2009 05:34 PM (/EbI3)


Whoever organized the Tea Party on a Friday morning should be fired.

That's just fucking stupid.

Get up early on Saturday morning, meet with your friends, stage the event, have brunch and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

You're welcome.




Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2009 05:47 PM (hKtiw)

74 Hooray for Tulsa morons!!! I thought I was the Only one here!

Posted by: Lowfibass at February 27, 2009 05:53 PM (H2TKk)

75 Fu*k the protests I want to see more hot chicks!!!

Posted by: AOS Moron at February 27, 2009 06:36 PM (H8orP)

76 Dallas had over 300 at our event.  Here are some photos:


Posted by: Angry White Dude at February 27, 2009 06:41 PM (euOSF)

Posted by: Mutnodjmet at February 27, 2009 06:53 PM (GtvyD)

78 please someone contact the organizers and try this on a Saturday. I've got a job at least until obama crushes my industry.

Posted by: ken at February 27, 2009 06:55 PM (+pcsy)

79 I was at the OKC tea party, but my wife wouldn't let me bring my huge paper mache Joe Biden head.

Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at February 27, 2009 07:03 PM (czRZm)

80 We have to include more of our black american brethren in these things, it's not just white folks who are being gouged, it's every productive person in the USA.  Truly a situation that doesn't discriminate, it will also prevent the MSM from labeling us racists (which they will try to do anyway I suppose).

Posted by: SJR2 at February 27, 2009 07:22 PM (/37+S)

Posted by: aaabs at February 28, 2009 02:39 AM (Oz1Ts)




The west side of the street had another dozen or so, as well.  Not bad for a work day on short notice.

Posted by: CJrun at February 28, 2009 03:25 AM (J8jpt)

83 We did a mini-Tea Party in Studio City last night. One of our signs said "They raised your sales tax! Thank them on Tuesday!", referring to the L.A. election this week. I swear to god, one idiot rolled down his car window and said, "we need the sales tax to pay for George Bush's war in Iraq." There is literally no underestimating the stupidity of these people.

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Posted by: remy hair at March 01, 2009 05:02 PM (poHFL)

86 That's me in that picture.  Wow.  I'm a star.

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Posted by: thebronze at March 01, 2009 06:47 PM (cwNXc)

88 And for the record, I was not advocating taxation without deliberation.  I was pointing out that that was what was happening.  IT WAS MY FIRST PROTEST SIGN EVER, I'm on a steep learning curve y'all.

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