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Some Photos From The St. Paul Tea Party

From our correspondent Rakkasan:

Here are some pictures I took at the St. Paul Tea Party.  It was a lot of fun, and the crowd was awesome:

Of course, or local news channel’s report had a negative spin on it every other sentence, but what can you do?

Yes, this was clearly an ugly crowd of real rabble. An obviously dangerous mob.

Just like we have been told by our media masters.

But what I don’t understand is why the signs aren’t all of one or two colors and professionally printed, like they are in all of the leftwing “grassroots” demonstrations.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 16th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

20 Responses to “Some Photos From The St. Paul Tea Party”

  1. http://www.unliberaledwoman.com/?p=1582

    I direct you all to this website, where a very intelligent woman posts some compare/contrast on the supposed “peaceful” liberal protests and the supposed “violent” conservative tea parties yesterday.

  2. catie says:

    Too funny. The pre-printed signs are hilarious. It just goes to show that liberals really aren’t very bright.
    EQ, great link.

    • jobeth says:

      Makes you wonder how the lefties can say, with all the various handmade signs, that this is a pre-planned/prepaid for event!

      Of course reality and truth is not in’em.

      Just occured to me. I think the reason the leftie protests always have those identical premade signs is that the participants probabably wouldn’t/couldn’t be bothered to make their own. And of course the unions for the rent a mob probably had that in their contracts! LOL

    • BannedbytheTaliban says:

      I particullary like the “I voted for Peace” sign.

      So the liberals vote is supposed to count when they loose, but if we don’t get what we voted for we need to shut up because that is what the majority wanted. After all, they won.

  3. wardmama4 says:

    I have a couple of pictures. We ended up on the fringe and then by the time I was walking to the Court House – we were frozen solid – so I couldn’t maneuver my flag (the Declaration of Liberty Flag – see http://www.helprescueamerica.com) and snap pictures. Don’t worry our local stations (which actually all three turned out yesterday (during the March one, only one station showed up and lied about why they left). I think that I saw about 4 pictures of the 4000 people – most excellent coverage. I do not, however know where the hubby’s camera cord is so it will be a while.

  4. jobeth says:

    I loved looking at all the folks in these photos.

    First, I noticed how orderly they were…not because someone had to rope them off or in, but because they are responsible individuals

    Second, All the trash, NOT seen laying at their feet.

    Third, that if sure feels good to see how many others in this land feel like I do. And this is only the surface. How many others couldn’t be there for whatever their reason who also agree. We had so many blowing their horns on the streets around our square in support that sometimes it was difficult to hear the speakers.

    Sometimes I’ve felt so much in the minority but this event has proven that a wrong assumption.

    This has been a great day for the sane among us. Only a beginning in taking our country back to sanity!

  5. proreason says:

    I found 28 estimates of tea party attendance. I matched the attendance with the metopolitan area populations from wikipedia.

    I divided them into red states and blue states (and said states like florida are 50/50).

    Red State attendance was .27% of Red State populations. Blue State attendance was .16% of Blue State populations. Makes sense right? Highest attendance % was in Michigan and New Jersey. Lowest attendance % was in Boston and Chicago. Makes sense right?

    I conservatively estimated Red state total population at 45% of the country = 135 million. The rest I considered Blue Staters.

    I multiplied the Red and Blue state populations by the % attendance.

    The total estimate of Tea Party attendance was 635,629. Because of the conservative assumptions, that number is probably low.

    It’s an astonishing number of people who voluntarilly attended a protest agains a government less than 100 days into the regime. And it was on a work day, when a lot of people were occupied wiith doing their taxes.

    • texaspsue says:

      Who has the exact number of those in attendance anyway?

      This is the greatest grassroots effort, evah! I love that all of the signs were homemade.

      Probably, one of the reasons the MSM decided to ignore the Tea Parties was so that the stories wouldn’t be reported Worldwide. They’ve gotta keep up Obamessiah’s image and dissent is not allowed. No matter though, that’s why we have the internet. ;-)

  6. wae says:

    I was at Fountain Square in Cincinnati, OH yesterday and commented to a friend that was with me that it didn’t look anything like a leftie protest: All the signs were hand-made by the people holding them, and they were all different!

    Since this one was also held around noon time, there was also a phrase heard in the crowd that you wouldn’t hear at an ACORN or code pinko protest: “Well guys, time for me to get going. I’ve gotta get back to work…”

  7. Oracle says:

    Good job Minnesota. And this from the state that may elect Al Franken. Sheesh

    If more of this keeps up maybe just maybe the forks will come out of my eyes. They are not nearly as painfull as listening to an Obama speech.

  8. bullforever says:

    Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted “tea party” protests yesterday, labeling the activities “despicable” and shameful.”


    The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs,” Schakowsky said in a statement.

    “It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt,” she added. “Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.”

    This is the strongest language to date opposing the protesters, which, according to some estimates, topped 250,000 across the country.


    • bullforever says:

      Lets Not forget either: Congresswoman’s husband pleads guilty to two felonies


      Schakowski is a real piece of work

      CHICAGO (AP) — The husband of an Illinois congresswoman pleaded guilty Wednesday to tax violations and bank fraud for writing rubber checks and failing to collect withholding tax from an employee.
      Robert Creamer, a political consultant married to four-term U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, could face four years in prison on the two felony counts when he is sentenced Dec. 21.

      “In my heart, I know that these mistakes do not define or diminish this good man, or the good work that he has done over the last 40 years or that he will do in the future,” Schakowsky, D-Ill., said after her husband’s court hearing.

      Schakowsky has not been accused of any wrongdoing

      Creamer, 58, a prominent Chicago political consultant, was accused of swindling nine financial institutions of at least $2.3 million while he ran a public interest group in the 1990s.

      Creamer told reporters Wednesday there was “no doubt that my actions a decade ago were very foolish and placed myself, my family, the organization and many of those who worked with me at considerable risk.”

      He offered a “sincere apology to anyone who has been affected by my conduct.”

      The indictment alleged Creamer caused a series of insufficiently funded checks and wire transfers to be drawn on accounts he controlled as executive director of the Illinois Public Action Fund. According to the indictment, he allegedly then used the inflated balances to pay the group’s expenses and own salary.

      Creamer pleaded guilty to one count each of bank fraud and failure to collect withholding tax. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped several other counts.

      His lawyer, Theodore Poulos, said he hopes Creamer can avoid prison and serve whatever sentence he receives in a halfway house or under house arrest.

      Schakowsky, who lives in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, said she doesn’t think her husband’s plea would prompt a primary challenge next year in her heavily Democratic district.

    • Oracle says:

      95% of Americans won’t be taxed…How can they keep saying that and get away with it. A flat out lie. I don’t, but anyone who smokes just got taxed in a huge way.

    • BannedbytheTaliban says:

      Anyone recall any Republican or conservative politician criticizing people’s right to protest? After all the Code Pink, illegal immigrant, and anti-war protest did any commentator, news outlet, or radio talk show host condemn people for organizing and expressing their opinion? Of course the answer is no, which goes to show which party is in favor of people’s rights and which is just a lot of hot air.

      Keep it up everybody. Ignore the mush-heads and the urge to respond to their propaganda! Continue to peacefully express your opinion and opposition to socialism. Rile them up until they implode!

    • VMAN says:

      You can count on liberals for one thing every time. If they accuse someone or group af anything you can bet that they are guilty of that very thing.
      As to these so called crap tax cuts from what I understand people are getting ten or twelve dollars more each week? That has been eaten up already by higher gas prices. Thank you Mr O for placing the ban back on off shore drilling. Liberals are SOOOO transparent and SOOOO pathetic.

  9. JohnMG says:

    Here we go with another “Democrat non-apology……..

    He offered a “sincere apology to anyone who has been affected by my conduct.”

    Or how about this one……..

    …….“Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year……”

    Aside from being a blatant lie, are we all supposed to be so ignorant that we look right past the ‘this year’ part of that statement. And the Bush tax cuts that will expire in 2010–I suppose those aren’t tax increases in waiting?

    And one last thought. Can you imagine another politician from Illinois (Chicago, even) linked to crooked activities?

    Good thing Barry got out of there before he became tainted, huh?

  10. rakkasan says:

    When I went to the rally I was thinking of Sweetness & Light, so I took my camera with me. It was really orderly and friendly. Suits, ties, veterans, moms, kids. I saw nothing but good people who are tired of taxes being raised for projects that have nothing to do with government. When I got home, I watched how the local news covered where I went. There are two that stand out.

    Kare 11 did a great job and covered what it was.

    The Fox people did a terrible, terrible job.
    In their video story they were very rude. They compared the peaceful, orderly, polite tax protest yesterday to the anarchists rioting in St. Paul last year (and included video of leftists trashing property {you can see this at 2:20ish in their 3:07 long report}). They were rude several times, but that took the cake. Because everyone there was peaceful, they had to inject people who were not peaceful – leftists and their crappy behavior. Check it out.

  11. caligirl9 says:

    I do hope that something is arranged for July 4—too many taxpayers work! It’s easy for the left/libs to do workday protests ’cause their checks are in the mail.
    Or they are Kennedys …

  12. typhoidbarry says:

    Great photos! Does anyone know where I can find an aerial shot showing the tea party during its busiest? I was there, and I loved when we waved to the helicopters. I’m guessing that depending on the station’s bias, some photos may never see the light of day. It would be nice to show a photo that people can’t misinterpret (e.g. misinformation specialists saying that “only a few hundred showed up”). Thanks in advance!

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