God Bless Texas!
Rising GOP star, U.S.Representative Thaddeus McCotter, MI (of Red Eye fame) appeared at the tea party in Plymouth, MI, yesterday, and spoke:
Standing firm for taxpayer rights.
Some words that come to mind….massive…spirited….surreal…noisy! The cars passing by the busy intersection wouldn’t stop honking. And there was a radio show in progress, (Darla Jay’s) in one area of the grounds, and more announcements and speakers in another area. Also…I spied my first agent provocateurs of the day…perhaps you’ll spot them in the pictures.
The protest was several thousand strong, but I’m still looking for an official estimate of crowd size. Unfortunately, the KMBZ radio station website hasn’t posted anything that is terribly helpful. I’ll check again in the morning.
UPDATE: KMBC estimates the crowd at 10,000! Scroll down for video.
UPDATE II: The Overland Park protest tied for fourth place in attendance nationwide! See Kansas City Tea Party for more.
Okay, that’s it for now…I can’t keep my eyes open. I’ll finish posting pictures, tomorrow.
In the meantime, Rantings and Ravings has her OP pix up.
Okay, six hours later…how about some more pix:
The obligatory dog with a sign
Gulf War veteran, here.
Yeah yeah yeah…Don’t get me started!
Some people put a lot of time and thought into their signs.
The recurring ATM theme…
We are all economists, now…
Loved this guy…
For more coverage of the JCCC tea party, see Kansas Meadowlark.
See Michelle Malkin for coverage of other tea parties across the nation.
More pix sent to me by email:
Kudos to the Kansas city tea Party for putting on a wildly successful tea party.
KMBC video of tax day tea parties:
Here’s the video hubby shot of the event…see what I mean about, “massive, spirited, noisy”, etc.