Thursday, April 23, 2009

Not a one hit wonder

The main stream media, those that covered the event at all, want to convince the public that the Tea Party events of April 15, 2009 were a one time event that can now be forgotten. Never mind that there were over 200 Tea Parties in various cities between Rick Santelli's infamous rant on CNBC in February and April 15th. Never mind that the TEAPartyDay site has over 1000 Tea Parties scheduled through the end of the year. Never mind that several similar organizations that have joined in support for more Tea Parties are popping up everywhere and are growing, rapidly.

Where do I stand on this movement. I have joined the DontGo movement and am co-hosting the Monday DontGo show on BlogTalkRadio with Sherri Reese. My blog and friday night BlogTalkRadio show is part of The Conservative Alliance (duh, most of you are reading it there ... er ... here ... oh, nevermind). I have joined The American Constitution And Capitalism Defense Front. I joined the 9-12 project , although it is simply not a possibility for me to get to DC on 9/12. And I have even gone so far as to contact the organizer of my local Tea Party and asked how I can help. I fully intend to get involved with it, and the one after it too.

Speaking of which my next Tea Party:
Lake Tye Park (also known as Freylands Park)
14964 Fryelands Boulevard
Monroe, WA
April 25, 2009 at 1pm

There will be a flag waving event at the corner of Hwy 2 and Freylands Blvd starting at 12pm with a march to the park at the end of it.

I will have my camera and my camcorder with me along with my sign (see two posts ago). I'm going to work on my camcorder skills and will hopefully have more than 2 minutes of usable video. Wish me luck!

Don't expect any coverage from the mainstream media, they are trying to brush it under the carpet and/or make a mockery of it. That is the greatest indicator that we are on the right track and are being successfull. Look for coverage on alternate media sites. I will post my video to YouTube again and send a link to Pajamas TV (, so hopefully we can get additional segments on it. Of course I will be talking about it on my talk shows too.

Stay tuned and check back here for updates.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Well that was interesting

I just finished editing and uploading my video, all 2 minutes of it. And uploading some pictures and the video link to PJTV of the Tax Day Tea Party. I had no idea what to expect, but it was fun. I learned a lot, mostly how not to use a camcorder. I'm going to have to work on that.

So here is my experience...
I had originally intended to go to Olympia. That would have been about 2 to 2 1/2 hours each way, and dealing with a sizeable crowd and having to hunt for parking in a city I don't know at all. Ok, I'm pissed off to the point that I am taking time off from work to attend a rally, so I guess a little sacrifice is to be expected.

Then I find a Tea Party scheduled for Monroe, which is a little town 10 miles up the road that I drive through on my way to work. Hey, that sounds great. It may not be in front of my state government, but it is much more local and we want to show just exactly how grass roots this is. It doesn't get any more "grass roots" than a farm town / bedroom community. So I arrive at 11:30 with my lunch and find nobody. The park is a virtual ghost town. I quickly logon and discover it was moved from the 15th to the 25th. Ok, plan C. Plan A was Olympia, B was Monroe, and I couldn't get to Olympia.

A quick check and I find Everett is still on. Everett is my county seat so that works for me. Problem again with not knowing the city, but they had a map that was very simple to follow. I arrived without incident. So what was that like? Well it was mostly uneventful. The peak number of people I saw was 200-300 people. That's pretty darned good for 35 miles north of Seattle. Consider the fact that prior to February of this year, the people attending this rally were pointing and laughing at "the loonies" attending political protests. The speakers were very good, and saying the things we were all thinking. One of the speakers called Both our senators and a couple of "representatives" so that we could BOO at them. That was fun :) All 3 police officers were friendly and certainly were not expecting any trouble, threats from the leftists and a slanderous report from DHS not withstanding.

So what is my conclusion? Interesting. The amateurish nature of the speakers, the signage and the layout really shows that these are just regular people that never thought they would be protesting anything. Hell, if you had told me in April of last year that I would be attending a protest of any type in a year, I would have said you were out of your mind and really needed to seek some help. Where am I today? I expect to be attending the next Tea Party I can get to. I hope the one on the 25th doesn't get cancelled. And I need to get some practice with the camcorder...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My First Protest

I will be attending the TEA Party protest in Monroe Washington tomorrow. I have never done anything like this before. I have no idea what to expect. I have heard reports that there are violent thugs that will be attending these events to provoke, intimidate and harm people on the side of the United States Constitution. It will be interesting to see what actually happens. I will have my camcorder, my camera, my sign and my will to stand against evil in this world.