Thursday, April 16, 2009

Houston Tea Party

They held the Local Insurrection at a place called Jones Plaza, downtown. It's basically a one block amphitheater. It was packed to overflowing. According to the website there were over 8000 people who signed in and you had to actually get into the plaza to reach the sign in sheets.

I seem to remember hearing that phrase some where before.

The cops didn't have much to do.

Still outside the arena.

We finally got inside.

Lest you think we were only there to bash Democrats.

Now this is a nametag!

A surprise visit.

Funny, I always thought he would be taller.

I think this guy won the sign contest

And what protest would be complete without a tale of bureaucratic genius. We brought flags instead of signs. When we got into the plaza they made us break the sticks. So now, instead of a flag on a two foot blunt stick, we had a flag on a one foot sharp stick. Brilliant!

I thought I had a picture of the guy handing out free copies of "Atlas Shrugged" but the camera must have eaten it. They were signing people up as they handed out the books. I should have found out where he was from but I'm new at this reporter thing.

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We only stayed a couple of hours. While we could hear the speakers I never got a shot of the stage.


  1. Did you get your check from Dick Armey?

    The Party Line seems to be that the Tea Parties are irrelevant because they're Astroturfers. Or just ridiculous because they're Teabaggers. Or something.

  2. If there was teabagging going on there, I was definitely in the Wrong line!
    What I saw was a very diverse (sorry) group of people. There were secessionist, flat taxers, Randians, Paulians, big "L" and little "l" Libertarians, but mostly, just "folks" that took off early on a weekday. What we all agreed on: The federal government has grown too big for it's britches.

  3. You Right-wing Extremists, you!

    Oh, wait. That would be me, too. Oh, well.


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