Olathe Tea Party

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The Nice Deb after action report: Not as big as we would have hoped – 100- 150 people in all,  disappointing considering last week we had over 200 on the Plaza DURING a snowstorm. Participants agreed, a better effort needs to be made to get the word out, like calling local radio talk shows to broadcast time and place. Also the weather may have played a part – VERY windy with a threat of rain.

Like last week it was a fun, enthusiastic group of hardcore conservatives. Once again we got many honks of approval, including one guy who put his hand on his horn and didn’t let go…poor guy must have lost his shirt in the stock market. There was one suv full of moonbats that went around the block a few times with a sign that said, “Obama Rocks!”….that was their entire message: “Obama Rocks!” Maybe next time they could come up with a pithy message to explain why that is.

We had no trouble expressing our opposition:

One of mine:

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Heh…I love the googly eyes – nice touch:

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*Read it and weep, Obamicans:

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The fair tax people have been at all of these things:

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We’re on to you, Obama:

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What can I say? People are concerned:

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This lady needed a rest, but proudly held her sign:

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I’ll take number 2 for $500, Trebek:

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A Cuban immigrant offers his insight:

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Yep:

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Mine (seriously, google it):

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Mine, too: Suck it, Obots:

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See also: Katablog, who was there, and offers her 2 cents with slide-show.

and Kansas Meadowlark who has much better crowd pix.

UPDATE:

Some of the Tea Party goers were organizing Glen Beck “We Surround Them” viewing parties. See here for a party near you.

UPDATE II:

Michelle Malkin has a good round-up of Saturday’s tea parties.

UPDATE III:

Yowza. Gateway Pundit is reporting that a tax revolt in Fullerton, CA drew 15,000 people. You know what helped?  Local talk radio promoted the event, local talkers John and Ken hosted.

UPDATE IV:

American Power reports that the Fullerton protest drew more like 9000. Either way…impressive numbers. Also, some words on the new Conservative grassroots organizing.

UPDATE V:

Don’t miss the slideshow at Before My First Cup Of Joe for even more pix.

39 thoughts on “Olathe Tea Party

  1. I was there with the crowd. I agree that we need a better way to get the word out on these protests. Still, for a last minute notice, I thought we had a good turn out. I was really jazzed to hear all the horns honking for us. I only noticed a couple of cars giving us the finger.

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  2. I was wearing a light blue t shirt with shorts. My sign was my Reagan T shirt. I told my husband next time I am going to make an actual sing with the words “Welcome Back Carter” a play on the Welcome Back Kotter TV show.

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  3. I am not really in any on of the pics. I was pretty much a bystander. I was near the woman with the sign that said “In Loving Memory of American Democracy”

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  4. I didn’t notice you. Are you going to the Glenn Beck “We Surround Them” viewing party at the Tanners in Gladstone?

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  5. I love the pig costume! Very nice touch. While I’m sure you would’ve liked more people, 100-150 people still look good gathered at a street corner. Good job!

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  7. Hi Deb. Sorry I missed yesterday’s event. It’s just my luck that I was stuck in the shop on the nicest Saturday of the last three. For a small crowd, it did look good.

    I know you have been sending emails to the morons, but is anyone collecting email addresses and/or phone numbers for those attending the protests? We really need a better way to get the word out for future events.

    Thank you again for all you do!

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  9. April 25th @ 12.00 noon.
    We are hosting a rally to restore sound money.
    more information at http://www.libertyrestorationproject.org
    Speakers will include:

    Mater of Ceremony: Tom Mullen
    Author of the newly released book, A Return to Common Sence, and past speaker at the Revolution March.

    Speaker 1: Marcy Brooks
    Famous juror from America, Freedom to Fascism, and past speaker at the Revolution March.

    Speaker 3: Representative Jim Guest
    Champion of LIBERTY in the Missouri House, and past speaker at both the Revolution March and the KC End the Fed rally.

    Speaker 4: Darrell Castle
    VP Candiate for the Constitution Party during 2008 Presidential election and past speaker at the KC End the Fed rally.

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  10. Hey nicedeb,
    Great photos. Only place I found pictures to prove I was there. My husband doesn’t know how to push the button on my camera. But that’s Ok I still love him. That’s me in the war on Prosperity sign.
    I have a slide show from Saturday at:
    http://www.beforemy1stcupajoe.blogspot.com/
    Take a look if you get the time.
    Wanted to go to the rally in Topeka today but couldn’t find a ride. so if any one’s out there that’s just going to the rally from KC please let me know.

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  11. I’m gonna have to skip that one, but I’ll link to your website. I looked for it yesterday but found a moonbat website, instead.
    We’re talking world class stupid there – the post I saw: “Who cares about the stock market, it doesn’t effect me

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  12. “If you can read this sign your smarter than Nancy Pelosi” with a pencil correction. Classic.

    You folks are great, don’t ever change.

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  13. Because you’ve never made a sloppy spelling error, and corrected it?

    And you think a corrected spelling error is worth an entire post of ridicule? LAME!

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  14. If you had made any kind of point with your ad hominems, I would at least have had something to work with. But since you didn’t you got deleted, yes.

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  15. “Read it at weep?

    Is English not your first language? Or are you a moron? Oh wait — reactionary Republitard. So yes, moron.

    Boy, we’re all gonna suffer badly when you subliterate wingnuts “go Galt.” You have contributed so much to America, after all.

    Congrats on that awesome turnout! Maybe next time you could join forces with the PUMAs! Birdbrains of a feather sticking together and all that.

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  16. Yeah, Kerry….there’s a reason why it’s considered bad form to point out typos on the internet….it’s because everybody makes them. You stay classy, though.

    It must really bother you that that these tea parties are taking off all over the country for you to come here with such venom. What’s the matter? Are you afraid the mean ol’ wingnuts are going to take away your government cheese?

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  19. So are all of you down with not ever accepting the following: Medicare, Medicaid, and Soc. Security? I would hope so!

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  20. Oh also, if you really want to protest some of this stuff, don’t use the trail systems in Olathe and Johnson County, don’t drive down 127th street or the overpass, shoot, you may need to stop driving all together. If it weren’t for “Pork” Olathe wouldn’t be half of the city that it is today, and the same goes for a great deal many of the cities in the US.

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  21. Um, no…How about we ask that our Reps in congress allocate money for their home state’s projects in an honest and forthright manner, in bills that actually have something to do with them?

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  22. I can tell from the pics that this was very near where I live, and I had no idea about it! What is the best way to find out when/where these demonstrations will take place so I (& my like-minded friends) can join you?!

    Thanks!

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  23. Check out the Kansas City Tea Party link on my left sidebar. see also Americans for Prosperity, also on my left sidebar. They has a branches in all the states. This blog often announces regional tea parties and events, too.

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