This one was organized less than a week before the protest date…very spur of the moment, with very little advertising. I thought I’d check it out after I dropped my daughter off for dance class, and was surprised to see a decent sized crowd of over 100 people. Again, lots of approving honks from the cars passing by. And this time, reporters from the local media were there.
The signs are getting more and more creative:
This is the first half of the pictures taken. I’ll put up part two either later tonight, or some time tomorrow.
True story: This sign was made out of a semi-automatic rifle box:
Her expression says it all.
I feel her pain.
For info on upcoming Kansas City area protests, see Kansas City Tea Party.
Michelle Malkin has been doing a great job keeping track of upcoming tea parties, nationwide.
More pix with video at Kansas Meadowlark.
Previous tea Parties in the Kansas City area:
See Michelle Malkin for coverage of the HUGE tea party in Cincinnati – 5000 people.
Interested in getting involved? Go to Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party for an April 15 protest near you.
See Moonbattery for more on that Cincinnati tea party, and the continuing media black out of conservative protests.
Newsbusters has more on that score:
Let’s count ’em: Cincinnati, Nebraska, Tampa, Lexington, Ridgefield, Conn., Raleigh, Orlando, D.C., Staten Island, Pasadena, Boston, Rochester, N.Y., Jacksonville, Minnesota, Cleveland, Columbus, Mo., Little Rock, Ark., Philadelphia, Kansas City, Harrisburg, Green Bay, Salt Lake City, Fullertown, Lafayette, Boise, Monterey, Maui, Yonkers, Utah, Tucson, Phoenix, Hoboken and Chicago, to name a few.
Did you know there have been that many? If you didn’t, don’t feel embarrassed for these have gone almost totally ignored.
For instance, with the exception of Fox News and CNN, no major television outlet has covered even one of these events except the original proposed by Santelli on February 19.
Compare that to how these networks practically fell all over themselves to report war protests after the public’s opinion changed concerning Iraq in late 2003.
As for print, Tea Parties have been completely ignored by the Washington Post, USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, and the San Francisco Chronicle.