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    Is anyone attending a local taxpayer tea party today? I can't make the one in Nashville today, but I hope to attend the one in Chicago in July. I believe Memphis is putting together one for July as well.

    Washington, D.C. Tea Party
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    12:00pm - 2:00pm
    LAFAYETTE PARK

    Washington, DC

    NORTHEAST:

    NYC:
    Saturday, NYC City Hall Park, 2 PM-3PM

    Philadelphia, PA
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Liberty Hall, Philadelphia
    Devon Generally, 215-259-3868
    [email protected]

    SOUTHEAST:

    Jackson, Mississippi Tea Party
    12:00am-1:30pm (meet and greet from 11-12)
    Where: On the steps of the Capital Building in Jackson
    Sponsors: Friends of FreeRepublic.com and Grassfire.com
    Notes: Send a clear message to State and Federal office holders regarding the recent passage of the “Porkulus Bill.” Bring flags, drinks, snacks. Bring cameras. Bring your kids.

    Atlanta, GA Tea Party
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Georgia State Capitol Building ~ Downtown Atlanta
    206 Washington St SW

    Atlanta, GA
    Contact Info:
    770-878-0024
    [email protected]

    Fayetteville, NC
    Friday February 27, 2009
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Liberty Point Resolves Marker
    Downtown Fayetteville, Hay St.
    Ralph Reagan

    Shelby County, AL
    12pm to 1pm
    Hwy 280 at the beginning of the crest going into Chelsea at entrance to Eagle Point Neighborhood

    Calera, AL Tea Party
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Where: Hwy 280 at the entrance to Eagle Point, 1/2 mile south of Hwy 119
    Calera, AL
    Contact: [email protected]

    Greenville, SC
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Reedy River Park - Banks of the Reedy River
    West of Main Street, behind the Peace Center

    Columbia, SC
    Statehouse
    no add’l details available at this time
    Pls follow link for up-to-the-second
    developments.

    Tampa, FL Tea Party
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Where: Federal Courthouse
    801 N. Florida Ave.
    Tampa, FL
    Contact: John Hendrix; mobile: 803/571-1153

    Orlando, FL Tea Party
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lake Eola (across from Panera Bread)
    Orlando, FL
    [email protected]

    Fort Meyers Beach, FL Tea Party
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    Location: Bowditch Point Park
    Street: 50 Estero Blvd.
    Fort Myers Beach, FL
    Contact: [email protected]

    Nashville, TN Tea Party
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
    Legislative Plaza
    Nashville, TN

    CENTRAL:

    Chicago, IL Tea Party
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
    Daley Plaza Civic Center
    50 W Washington St.
    Contact Info: 312/282-9310
    [email protected]
    http://officialchicagoteaparty.com/

    Wichita, KS Tea Party
    11:30 pm - 12:30 pm
    Where to Meet: Farm Credit Bank Building
    245 N. Waco
    Wichita, KS
    Contact: [email protected]

    Kansas City, MO Tea Party
    Saturday, February 28, 2009
    10:00am - Noon - Kansas City, MO
    47th and J.C. Nichols Parkway K.C. MO
    Kansas City, MO
    [email protected]

    St. Louis, MO Tea Party
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    11:00am - 12:00pm
    The Steps of Arch
    Wharf Street
    Saint Louis, MO
    636-346-1196
    [email protected]

    Springfield, MO Tea Party (*NCTP)
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Lake Springfield Park
    Springfield, MO
    Contact:[email protected]

    Tulsa, OK Tea Party
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    11:00am - 1:00pm
    Veteran’s Park
    21st & Boulder
    Tulsa, OK
    918/760-8282
    [email protected]

    Oklahoma City, OK Tea Party
    11:00 a.m. local time on the Capitol Steps
    Notes: Our message to Congress, Repeal or Retire. Repeal–1. The Mortgage Bailout; 2. The $1 Trillion Pork-Laden Stimulus; 3. The Auto Bailout; 4. The Wall Street Bailout.

    Cleveland, OH Tea Party
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Public Square in Downtown Cleveland
    1 Public Square
    [email protected]

    Lansing, MI
    Friday, February, 27, 2009
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    State Capitol in Lansing on North Capitol Ave.
    Joan: 517/282-2042
    Wendy: 517/652-5855
    [email protected]

    LONE STAR STATE:

    Houston, TX Tea Party
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    11:00am - 2:00pm
    Fondren Green at Discovery Green Park!!! Right in front of Amphitheatre!!
    Houston, TX
    281-579-1956
    [email protected]

    Ft. Worth, TX Tea Party
    The Cowtown Bar & Grill
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    3pm to 7pm
    7108 Camp Bowie Blvd Fort Worth, TX 76116
    682? 817? 570-7910

    WEST

    Seattle, WA
    Seattle Sons & Daughters of Liberty: A Seattle Action Network
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    12:15pm - 1:15pm
    Westlake Park
    410 Pine St., Seattle, WA
    [email protected]

    Portland, OR Tea Party
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Pioneer Courthouse Square @ the corner of Broadway & Morrison (in front of the STARBUCKS)
    715 SW Morrison St
    Portland, OR

    Denver, CO Tea Party
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    10:00am - 11:00am
    The East Capitol Steps
    Denver, CO
    [email protected]

    Phoenix, AZ (Tempe) Tea Party
    12:00 noon, Tempe Beach Park
    (Meet at 11:45 a.m.)
    Tempe Beach Park, west of the Mill Avenue Bridge. A parking lot is available next to the park, on Rio Salado Parkway.
    Sponsors: Americans for Prosperity (AFP)
    Map: http://phoenix.about.com/library/blm...ebeachpark.htm
    RSVP: [email protected].
    Notes: 18th-century attire welcome. Tar and feathers optional. For ideas on homemade protest signs, check out the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party site.

    Sacramento, CA Tea Party
    12:00 noon
    California State Capitol, North Steps, L Street Sacramento
    Notes: Wanna burn the stimulus bill?

    San Diego, CA Tea Party
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Just north of the Star of India, on San Diego Bay
    San Diego, CA
    619-606-0337
    http://www.nationwidechicagoteaparty.com

    Los Angeles, CA
    Friday, February 27, 2009
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Santa Monica Pier
    [email protected]

  • #2
    Are these the type where we revolt and throw the tea it in the bay due to unfair goverment???
    If so, count me in!!!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cowboyup65 View Post
      Are these the type where we revolt and throw the tea it in the bay due to unfair goverment???
      If so, count me in!!!!
      I'm not quite sure what all it entails, but I believe each area is doing their own thing. Some are handing out tea bags in protest, some are dumping tea, but I know that all are angry about what is going on with these bailouts, taxes, etc.

      This was started by Rick Santelli from CNBC and has spread.

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      • #4
        I think it just goes to show it is the electorial college that does the electing, not the people.
        I have heard more people say they voted for him because they didnt want McCain.
        So it was either the cole mine or the shaft huh??

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        • #5
          I hope they have more of those at a more local level. I couldn't get to any of those big ones, but I'd got to a smaller local one. I just hope that they set up something that the average person can do....I'd got out and protest or sign petitions or something like that, but not alone and not without purpose.

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          • #6
            Here is something most everyone can do..

            http://www.taxpayerteaparty.com/

            It is a letter to submit to Obama via the internet. :)

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            • #7
              Unfortunately the one in Seattle is today, and I've got to work. :( I'd be there otherwise.
              "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden

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              • #8
                I wanted to go to the one tonight in Greenville but I've been sick for about two weeks. I can't imagine that standing out in the rain for a couple of hours would help.

                Ok, I'm a weenie because our forefathers would have stood up
                to a tyranical government whether they were sick or not.

                (I just wanted to say it before someone else did. ;) )

                Peace
                TLM

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                • #9
                  Tea Party Republicans

                  Hey ya'll read this!! (Still looking for the vomit icon) The way I see it, if they did not feel threatened by it, they would not respond to it.

                  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffre..._b_170558.html

                  Tea Party Republicans

                  Everywhere I look, these days, Republicans are revolting. Here are a few snapshots of what prominent Republicans are doing:

                  Ann Coulter: In weekly column told a racist joke about Bobby Jindal, called the Speaker of the House "mentally retarded," call public schools a "union incinerator" that eat children

                  Michele Bachmann (R-MN): In remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference, used racist black-face slang to praise RNC Chair Shelby Steele,"You be da man! You be da man!"

                  Rush Limbaugh: On national radio show, called President Obama a "castrati", in response to Secretary of Defense Policy shift to allow press to photograph flag-draped caskets returning from Iraq

                  Michelle Malkin: Maligned American victims of subprime mortgage scams as "predatory borrowers"

                  Dean Grose (Republican Mayor, Los Alamitos, CA): Circulated racist email containing photo of watermelons growing on White House lawn with title "No Easter egg hunt this year"

                  Incredibly, in addition to all this revolting behavior from leading Republican pundits and elected officials, there is also a full scale revolt led by Republicans against the American government, today.

                  That's right: a revolt.

                  The Republican revolt is called Tea Party U.S.A. and the idea is that Republicans will stage protests against government spending, today, to send the message to Washington that the American people are tired of taxation without representation -- or something like that.

                  Curiously, the Facebook page for one of the Washington, DC, Tea Party says that this is not actually a Republican event: (Umm, I'm not a Republican, I am Libertarian)

                  This isn't a conservative or liberal thing. This is about government forking over billions of dollars to businesses that should have failed. This is about taking money from responsible people and handing it over to CEOs who squandered their own.

                  That seems reasonable, until we look at the list of organizations sponsoring the Washington, DC, Tea Party:

                  Americans for Prosperity
                  Americans for Tax Reform
                  Young Conservatives Coalition
                  The Heartland Institute
                  National Taxpayers Union
                  FreedomWorks
                  Institute for Liberty

                  Not exactly a "Who's Who" of progressive or liberal non-profit groups. And if we head on over to the Tea Party website, we see the following "talking points":

                  This is a non-partisan event -- in fact, it's critical of both parties -- large-scale government interventions into the free market were kicked off under Bush, and Obama's doing no better.

                  The American taxpayer is better at spending his money than the government. If you ask your average taxpayer if he wanted to spend millions of dollars on golf course renovations, you could be sure he'd say no.

                  Small business owners are the backbone of the economy, not large failing corporations. Amping up regulations only hurts these businesses.

                  It is our *optimism* that guides our frustration. We believe so strongly in the ingenuity and hard work of the American people, that we feel big government measures will only get in the way of their success.

                  Critical of both parties? Those talking points read like they were clipped out of a Gov. Jindal's response speech with a pair of safety scissors.

                  Yep. It has been a week of revolting Republicans, alright. And things are getting revoltinger and revoltinger with each passing day.

                  This leads me to wonder: Why would anyone support Republicans who revolt against government spending on tax relief for the middle class, but not against bid contracts for Iraq?

                  Why would anyone support Republicans who revolt against deficit spending the moment the country elects a Democratic President, but not during the last 8 years when a Republican was in the White House?(Umm, I was against the original bailouts, too!)

                  Why would anyone support Republicans who cannot break the habit of telling racist jokes whenever a black, brown or otherwise non-white person takes the national political stage?

                  Why would anyone support Republicans who use their huge media platforms to hurl 2nd-grade schoolyard insults at non-Republicans, instead of offering pragmatic solutions to America's economic problems?

                  As I watch the coverage of the CPAC conference, the dilemma facing revolting Republicans comes into focus. The Republican Party does not seem to have anybody in a position of leadership who feels compelled to speak about solving the problems Americans face in their everyday lives, today. Instead, the collective Republican leadership is stuck in revolt mode.

                  They revolt against gun laws, against taxes, against any domestic program proposed by Democrats--all in the name of a vague idea of 'freedom,' but never with an eye towards what actual people are going through in this country right now. (This is a telling remark here!)

                  And the more the Republican leadership revolts, the more revolting they seem to the vast majority of the public.

                  There is a groundswell of ideas trying to be heard in the Republican Party, but the din of the tea party Republican being thrown by the current leadership is blocking their voices. They are old ideas mixed with new: Goldwater conservatism blended together with the participatory civics of on-line media. It is a seed of a new Republican Party that has the potential to draw in new membership and garner national support. But we will not see or hear those ideas so long as they are drowned out by the revolting.

                  Meanwhile, as the Republicans leadership reverts to the same childish antics that turned off so many voters in the 2006 and 2008 elections, Americans worry about finding the money to put tea on their own tables--about making their mortgage payments, paying for treatment when they sick, and covering the cost of their child's college tuition. Symbolic tea parties, in other words, are not the collective action that an America in need actually needs right now. We need pragmatic, steady, and relentless actions--solutions after solution after solution until we finally stop the free fall of our economy and our optimism, allowing us to begin the long, arduous climb back to the surface.

                  While revolting Republicans sit down for their tea parties, today, the White House, the Congress, and state governments across the country are working to give Americans those solutions. (Translation, thinking up more ways to spend taxpayers money ;)

                  Something tells me, however, that the Republican leadership has a lot more tea parties to throw--and long way down the rabbit hole to fall--before they see what really concerns Americans nowadays.

                  Cream and sugar, anyone? (Definitely not a Southern tea drinker...cream? What's up with that? :D

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                  • #10
                    "Be Excellent to Each Other"

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                    • #11
                      There was supposed to be one of the "Tea Parties" today in downtown Asheville. It was scheduled from 10 am til 1 pm. What???:confused: I don't get it. That's when everyone is working. Good grief.
                      If it looks ignernt, but it works, then it ain't ignernt.

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                      • #12
                        Fellow Survivalists,

                        I wish there was a tea party here in the Gastonia area, or even in Charlotte, NC. I guess the local powers-that-be have taxed us so heavy and chased off business so bad that no one can afford even tea anymore.

                        :(

                        If that changes, though, and there's a local tea party, I'll sure try to be there.
                        "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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