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April 18, 2009

Tax Day Tea Party 2009 Gala Extravaganza

On the excellent advice of Burning Hot, here are the Tax Day Tea Party pictures and videos Moonbattery readers graciously contributed, consolidated into a single post. New material is included from Bossier City, Louisiana (compliments of C. Price and Ms. Green), Champaign, Illinois (compliments of Bob Z), Madison, Wisconsin (compliments of J), Chicago, Illinois (compliments of TED), Birmingham, Alabama (hat tip: Hot Air), Austin, Texas (compliments of Katrina and Randall), San Antonio, Texas (compliments of Jo B), Charleston, West Virginia (compliments of Karl P), Phoenix, Arizona (compliments of Cor), and Montrose, Colorado (compliments of Kenny H).

Annapolis, Maryland

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Appleton, Wisconsin

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Austin, Texas

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Birmingham, Alabama

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Bloomington, Indiana

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Boise, Idaho

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Bossier City, Louisiana

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Canton, Ohio

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Carson City, Nevada


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Champaign, Illinois

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Charleston, West Virginia

Chicago, Illinois

Hopefully this one won't get pulled.

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Corpus Christi, Texas

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Dallas, Texas

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Dayton, Ohio

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Denver, Colorado

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Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Glendale, California

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Houston, Texas

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Keene, New Hampshire

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Lansing, Michigan

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Madison, Wisconsin

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Montrose, Colorado

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New York, New York

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Overland Park, Kansas

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Peoria, Illinois


Phoenix, Arizona

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Portland, Oregon

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Salem, Oregon

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San Antonio, Texas

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Statesboro, Georgia

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Tucson, Arizona

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Ventura, California

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Yorba Linda, California

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Posted by Van Helsing at April 18, 2009 3:30 PM

Comments

WOW - great job - thank you! All these crazy right wing extremists....

Posted by: Heather M at April 18, 2009 4:05 PM

we are a surly bunch...

Posted by: nancz at April 18, 2009 4:08 PM

But according to the MSM, only a handful of Nazis showed up.......................

Posted by: Oiao at April 18, 2009 4:12 PM

SAPD says 20,000 at Alamo Tea Party!

Posted by: jomama at April 18, 2009 4:22 PM

Republican Congressman booed at Tea Party. So much for the myth of these things being partisan stunts.

Posted by: V the K at April 18, 2009 4:25 PM

Unlike the Liberal demonstrations that MSM are sure to cover, I find very few misspelled wording. Kinda makes you wonder.

Posted by: Dwaine at April 18, 2009 6:22 PM

So where was the push for "Revolution" when Bush was spending more than any other POTUS in US history?

Posted by: brs at April 18, 2009 7:19 PM

brs: That "push for 'Revolution'" was in part why Obama got elected. Real folks like us were so pissed at Bush, we didn't come out for McCain enough.

Of course, Obama, in his first 50 days in office, outspent Bush plus just about every other 20th century president. Do the math.

The revolution will not be televised.

Posted by: The MaryHunter at April 18, 2009 8:08 PM

BTW VH, it was great to look at all of these together again, in one shot. A mammoth undertaking, yours - in this, the largest single Moonbattery post EVER. You're a true B'sphere Patriot! :D

Posted by: The MaryHunter at April 18, 2009 8:12 PM

Well done Moonbattery for revealing the truth.

As I contemplate each image I can't help but see the struggle that stands before those who understand the value of freedom. Obama and his handlers are tyrants that must be defeated no matter the costs.

It's good to see people finally waking up and taking matters into their own hands.

Posted by: Lord Crimson at April 18, 2009 8:14 PM

brs, since you were so against "Bush spending more than any other POTUS in US history" you must now be completely up in arms over Obama!

We were with Bush and we sure are now!

Posted by: Kevin R at April 18, 2009 8:39 PM

oh, the redneck nation....Why do they hate America so much?

Posted by: wingnutcracker at April 18, 2009 11:08 PM

Absolutely FABULOUS pictures here!! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! I only have 3-4 posted, but you're welcome to come by & see them! Terrific work, folks!

Posted by: Susannah at April 19, 2009 3:39 AM

way to go! great pics! Looking forward to the July 4th Tea Party!

Posted by: 3bus at April 19, 2009 6:10 AM

Awesome!!!

Posted by: draen at April 19, 2009 7:25 AM

oh, the redneck nation....Why do they hate America so much?

It's interesting that the moonbat trolls have pretty much given up even attempting to defend Obama and his policies. Is it because you can't, cracker?

Posted by: Evil Otto at April 19, 2009 8:43 AM

The Chicago video - I have saved it if it does get pulled. I can upload it and furnish a link.


Your shame will be known CNN. You can run but you cannot hide!

Posted by: TED at April 19, 2009 8:48 AM

The liberal left-wing news media continue to seer their big seering noses at the ordenary folk showing what they think of obama and his sinister plans SCREWY WACKOS ALL

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at April 19, 2009 9:02 AM

Thousands of people, many places, and these are people that have jobs, are having to take off from their responsibilities to express their outrage, which is the only reason there weren't ten times more. And you notice, they're there with signs they've made by hand, every one different, rather than the preprinted signs the leadership of the lefty demo's distribute. If this was being orchestrated by Fox or the corporations, there would have been signs printed. We need SERIOUS candidates for EVERY seat up for election in 2010 and beyond. We can't give any of these jokers a free ride.

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at April 19, 2009 10:45 AM

I was in Sacramento, CA with over 20,000 other protestors, but I don't think it was even in the news! We're really fed up here in California where there is way too much taxation without representation (unless you're here illegally, of course, then you get representation without taxation!).

Posted by: Annie at April 19, 2009 10:55 AM

4500-5000 people marched on the state capitol in Olympia, Washington. Awesome.

I felt this thrill going up my leg.

Posted by: Scaramouche at April 19, 2009 11:21 AM

WOW...what a week! Thanks to Van Helsing for staying on top of all this.

We have definitely turned the corner on something. A lot of people who were otherwise unengaged are paying attention and getting involved.

For every place name you see here, there's half a dozen more that aren't mentioned - OUTSTANDING!!!

Hey Murff - where are the pix from our area?

Posted by: TonyD95B at April 19, 2009 11:56 AM

Here's a video and some photos from the Tea Parties in the Quad Cites ( Davenport, IA and Moline, IL)

feel free to use

http://www.schueys.com/politics/tea-party/davenport-iowa-teaparty-silent-no-more

http://www.schueys.com/politics/tea-party/moline-illinois-teaparty-stop-generational-theft

Posted by: Dan at April 19, 2009 11:59 AM

Videos of Statesboro GA TEA parties - THANK YOU for giving us a voice Van!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHD1f_xSjX4

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Posted by: Heather M at April 19, 2009 12:37 PM

It's interesting that the moonbat trolls have pretty much given up even attempting to defend Obama and his policies. Is it because you can't, cracker?

Your analysis is correct.

It's beginning to set in, even to the most pharmaceutically-addled leftist that The One is a Zero. They can't high-five themselves any more for electing him. So, they have to attack those who are criticizing him.

Posted by: V the K at April 19, 2009 1:37 PM

Awesome pics! Hail the great American people!

Posted by: Seane-Anna at April 19, 2009 1:58 PM

Awesome.
Loved being at the Orlando tea party, and if I can, I'll definitely go to the one on July 4th.
Wingnutcracker's response is unsurprising, and demonstrates his usual lack of any kind of wit, tolerance, or knowledge of the issue. He just relies on the old "Everyone who doesn't fully support the Obama Administration is automatically a racist redneck" argument, because he lacks the intelligence and class to carry on a civilized debate with us.

"And you notice, they're there with signs they've made by hand, every one different, rather than the preprinted signs the leadership of the lefty demo's distribute. If this was being orchestrated by Fox or the corporations, there would have been signs printed."

Indeed. That's what's so funny about the ignorant lefites acting like this whole thing was staged and planned out by Fox News and those eeeeeevil, mean old corporations. All the signs I saw at the tea parties were homemade, and unique. Were they orchestrated by those evil rich corporate boogeymen, there would have instead been lots and lots of identical, mass- produced signs, like there are at the astroturf liberal protests orchestrated by George Soros and the other rich lefties.

Posted by: Adam at April 19, 2009 2:34 PM

No liberal disrupters no black panthers to intimadate the protesters becuase they would probibly been picking their teeth off the sidewalk

Posted by: Flu-Bird at April 19, 2009 5:06 PM

Question about the military guy wearing a sweatshirt and a baseball cap holding a sign that says "I didn't serve 22 years for socialism"
Is he black?
I don't think I've seen one single black person in these photos.

Why aren't there any black conservatives?

Posted by: Andrea at April 19, 2009 7:05 PM

Andrea,

Conservatives work hard and don't take handouts from the government. Go ahead liberals if you want to call me a racist....I just call them as I see them.

Posted by: Watching at April 19, 2009 7:45 PM

Andrea,

Where are the Black Conservatives?

Reminds me of the old Ann Coulter quote: "Everybody thought Bill Clinton was such a Progressive because he had a black secratary (Betty Currie). George W. Bush had two black Secrataries of State" (Colin Powell and Condi Rice).

The head of the Republican Party is Mike Steele.

One of my favorite Libertarian / Conservative columnists is Thomas Sowell. I read him every chance I get. He's a professor and a prolific writer, and he's typically spot-on.

Angela McGlowan is a very striking woman of color and well-regarded Conservative thinker. Her book, "BAMBOOZLED: How Americans Are Being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda" is on my reading list - haven't gotten there yet.

Yes, there are "Black Conservatives". There are a ton of hardworking. churchgoing African American folks that are in reality quite conservative, and put a high value on education, family, self reliance, etc. - and are swimming upstream against the current of "popular culture".

Posted by: TonyD95B at April 19, 2009 8:26 PM

I live here in KALIFONIA and ive had it with these buricrats i live here in NORTHERN CALIFORNAI and weve always have asspired to sucede from the rest of the state and create the STATE OF JEFFERSON making us the 51st state no matter what the crooks in SAKRAMENTO say

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at April 19, 2009 11:15 PM

I'm so stealing some of these photos (with proper attribution, of course) and captioning them "The Face of Extremism."

Especially the ones with the older, working-class looking guys in baseball caps and wind-breakers.

I gave up looking for the goth wannabees with the bandanas on their face and hoodies pulled down over their eyes.

Extremism, indeed.

Posted by: Steve B at April 20, 2009 4:41 AM

Great display! My thanks to the many who worked on compiling this. Please archive, Van!
PJ Media now estimates the total number at 623,000. Their sources are eyewitness accounts and police reports.

Did you get a load of Axelrod calling all of us "unhealthy?" All these pictures show people of robust good health. Cheers to all of them!

Posted by: Karin at April 20, 2009 6:19 AM

HOld on here.

Bush spent a TON of $$$ we don't have and drove us into amazing amounts of debt, but no talk of revolution and 4th Reichs (good to know your just as bad as the leftist idiots of that last 4 years) and all of this.

Why not?

I asked this sort of rhetorically before, but I actually think I know the answer:

When your team does it, it's not as big of a deal, and you care more about your litle party/ movement than you do the nation. It's just that simple, unfotunately. Eight years of wrapping yourselves in the flag, but it turns out that when your party losses an election we need a revolution.

Democraqcy so long as I win is not democratic or patriotic. Then again, you guys are patriots of your party, not your country

Posted by: brs at April 20, 2009 8:05 AM

Watching,
I agree with you 100%.
Sometimes I just like to hear someone else say it. Sometimes I feel so "isolated" as if I'm such a "racist outcast."

Thanks.

Posted by: Andrea at April 20, 2009 8:22 AM

Check out our summary of the Cleveland/Canton tea parties from the Ohio Objectivist Society - we were there handing out free copies of Atlas Shrugged and holding signs saying, "Atlas Will Shrug", "Who is John Galt?", etc.

You can see one of us in the Ohio photos above, holding the "Ayn Rand Was Right" sign.

http://reality.ohio.newintellectuals.org/?p=304

Posted by: Brian at April 20, 2009 11:54 AM

this is AWESOME!!! now we need to boycott CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNBC....hit them in the wallets. FOX NEWS beat all of them in the ratings last week they received and extra 200,000 viewers.

Posted by: davina at April 20, 2009 3:16 PM