Kansas City Tax Day Tea Party @ Liberty Memorial

This one was huge.  Organizers say there were 4 to 5000 people, which sorta jives with the KC Star, which says “over 4000”. The protest started at 4:00 in the afternoon, and the weather was perfect; close to 70 degrees.

Here are the first few pictures emailed to me from Ginger.

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The keynote speaker, Chris Stigall of 710 KCMO

I’ll be downloading my own pix in short order.

And away we go!:

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Kudos to Americans for Prosperity for putting on a world class tea party. Great job, guys!

Okay, at this point, I had to run…I had one more tea party to go to, but first we had to stop and refuel, take a potty break, and get some chow.

Next stop – Johnson County Community College in Overland Park!

More pictures from the Kansas city tax day tea party, here.

See Michelle Malkin for coverage of other tea parties across the nation.

Dee from Conservatism With Heart gave a great speech at this tea party, video here.

And here’s keynote speaker, 710’s morning talker, Chris Stigall:

Part one:

Part two:

Here’s my video…keep in mind I’m the world’s worst videographer:

25 thoughts on “Kansas City Tax Day Tea Party @ Liberty Memorial

  1. What was probably the icing on the cake for the tea parties was when Rick Perry, Texas’ governor stated that Texas can secede from the union. That will draw a lot of attention but more importantly it sends the message that these movements are serious for such strong words to be used. While the media will say they Texas does not have the right to do this outright (there are some court cases which agree, there are certain paths they can take to get this goal).

    While they do not have the right to do this outright, there are certain paths they can take to get this goal. Come on, you know this is possible because this is the same country which gives exceptions to tax cheats through cleaver legal
    maneuvers.

    Really it is just using the legal system creatively.

    Texas probably has the best chance at success. Here is just one way how it can work. The annexation agreement made when Texas joined the union provided that Texas would be able to divide into 5 states. This would create 8 more conservative Senators.

    If Texas were to try to divide and be rebuffed, the US would be in violation of the agreement and Texas should be able to go free.

    It is not all that far fetched.

    Regardless of the TX situation, the movement was larger than expected. And it is just a start because the thing about grass roots is that it will only take hold, grow and spread.

    Some pics here:

    http://tinyurl.com/texasmayleave

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  2. Deb,
    It was so good to see you at the rally. I was so thrilled to be with like minded people that still had common sense. It was refreshing. Keep these things coming!!

    Today, I am a proud American. However, I have always been a proud American.

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  3. Deb,

    Thanks for the email response last night. I don’t know if the OP party was the largest, but turnout was huge. Almost as impressive were the numbers of honks and thumbs-up from people driving by.

    No notable problems, with the sole exception of some classless drunken d-bag who thought it’d be an absolute laugh riot to do a giant sign of Obama with hugely exaggerated lips. Nice job, there, Jethro. I’m sure you’ll be front page news for whatever Code Pinkos might’ve been in attendance.

    Overall, though, a great time, lots of energized and enthusiastic people.

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  4. I was thinking along the same lines, as they were very interested in getting “camera time” with the 9 news crew, but it’d be tough to prove. Not that it matters, it was unwelcome regardless of which side they were playing for.

    The band wasn’t half bad, either. Nice touch.

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  5. “Did anyone else notice a DHS SUV driving around the area?”

    Wouldn’t necessarily mean anything. There’s a USPS and an IRS facility both nearby. I’m sure DHS vehicles of all types drive by all the time.

    I looked but found no police at all. If KCPD was there, they were protesting in street clothes.

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  6. Deb, I wish we could’ve met while you were there. Excellent post. I’m doing a round-up one today and I’ll get this one added. And I think I’ll snag one of your videos of Stigall.

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  7. Right now, there are two websites that I know of in the KC area; Kansas City Tea Party, and Americans for Prosperity posting links to upcoming events. You can check with them.

    (They’re both on my blogroll).

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  9. I attended Monday evening gathering on 07/27/09 in Independence. I thought more would be there. but that’s why they call it grass roots. IT WILL GROW ! There are 13 members in my family that are teabaggers and I was the only one there to represent us. We are mainly Anti-Marxist and Anti-Communists

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  10. Here’s a link to the only news station that covered the Independence TEA party http://www.nbcactionnews.com/news/local/story/Tea-Party-Protests-Indy-Sales-Tax/FNiJQ3cLqEatGDZp36jQ5w.cspx?rss=764 They said only about 40 people showed up, I thought it was closer to 50 or 60. This tax is bad for NUMEROUS reasons, and the city is counting on a very low voter turnout to get it passed. Hardly any residents have even heard of this tax, and those that do plan to vote need to look at their voter notice from the Election Board closely, because they probably won’t be voting at the same place they normally do (only half as many polling places open). The City’s already spent an unknown amount of money on a lobbyist in Jeff City to get a special bill passed so they could have this election, and are paying the Jackson Co. Election Board $191,500 for this special election (just like Washington, D.C., I guess that this bill must be passed RIGHT NOW or the world will end… couldn’t possibly wait til a general election!). This tax is vaguely worded and so spending could conceivably be spent on nearly anything; there’s no sunset clause; no legal provision for citizen oversight (citizen oversight committees now are appointed by the City Council… isn’t that the fox watching the henhouse?); we ALREADY have a special sales tax for police stuff; and we sure as heck don’t need a second police station out by Independence Center or to build our own juvenile detention center. VOTE NO on August 4th, and tell all your friends and relatives to do the same!

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