Friday, April 17, 2009

T.E.A. Party

Had a great time at the Tax TEA Party on Wednesday. I ended up leaving Avery to sleep at my brother's house while Madison & I went to make our stand against egregious government spending. We weren't there for more than a half hour since it was nearing Madison's nap time and she only puts up with so much political activity for so long. In Waterloo where we attended, there were between 75 and 100 people -- a terrific turnout considering it's a pretty small town. There were signs, refreshments, people in costume and lots of people honking their horns in support as they drove by. And it was a beautiful day. All in all a great thing to be a part of.

It's been disappointing (but I suppose not surprising) to see the reaction of the mainstream media to the event. They've said it was rightwing radicals, only Republicans, anti-Obama, "astroturf" (well that wasn't the media saying 'astroturf' - that was our lovely Speaker Pelosi refusing to acknowledge a true grassroots effort), none of which is true. Here was an idea that got started with a small flame but spread like wildfire through the country drawing hundreds of thousands of individuals, everyday Americans from every walk of life, simply to peacefully gather and say "Enough!" to our government. And it was ignored (by the President) or lied about (by the media and those like Pelosi). How can they be so arrogant? So much for representing the people.

Here are a few pictures of us as well as some friends. If you want to see the rest of the pics (Nate ;-), I'll post them on Picasa.

1 comment:

Niecey said...

Good for you! And I love Madison's sign!