Wednesday, April 15, 2009

TEA Party

Tonight I attended the TEA Party at the Liberty Memorial. I had no idea what to expect so I went sans family. The weather was perfect but the parking was horrible. I arrived just a few minutes after they had begun. I'm not expert on guestimating crowd sizes but I'll give it a shot and say about 4,000 people were there. It was full of families, posters, American flags as well as some Don't Tread On Me flags. Everyone seemed normal and I did not detect any KKK, Nazi or Aryan Nation types. One guy yelled something about rejecting the New World Order but he was on his way out and drew no attention anyways. There were even a few minorities there. It wasn't exactly a demographic crosss section of KC, but it wasn't pure vanilla either. It was, however, full of people that are fed up.

There were two speakers and I can't recall who they are. I've never heard of them. They did a fair job, though, of delivering nice speeches. But I felt that they lacked energy and failed to tap into the volume of frustration and anger that the crowd brought with them. I was glad that the speakers stayed away from bashing or embracing either of the two party Lizard system and the first speaker was outspoken in aknowledging God. All in all the speeches and the crowd were very subdued. Another weak point is that there was not tangible action plan or any direction on where to go from here. I guess we've had our say and now we feel better and can go back to ingoring the politicians as much as they ignore us. At least until next years budget comes up.

I wholeheartedly believe that this will be entirely unnoticed by the politicians who ignorned us in the first place. They will continue to mortgage the future, socialize the present and uphold businesses which are not viable anymore.

7 comments:

Percussivity said...

The one at JCCC was about the same only it was pretty much vanilla (though I expected that considering the location). I was really hoping for something different. I think the only possible good that could have come out of these would have been exposure for conservatives to the Constitution Party but there was none... just generically angry anti-tax/ anti-big government signs, which as you said are going to be ignored. Darla J and a few speakers did emphasize the importance of calling and writing to politicians, but as we all know those calls can easily be ignored.

I did get to watch the film I.O.U.S.A. which they showed at Yardley Hall on campus. It didn't have any solutions either... it did clearly illustrate what a big pile of shite we are all in. It was sponsored by a group called Americans for Fair Taxation (fairtaxkc.org) but again these types of radical legislative changes cannot and will not ever happen while the two current co-parties run the country. To top it off my legs are sore and I have to get up in 6 hours to go to the dentist for a couple fillings.

A Pilgrim's Porridge said...

don't let that S.O.B. steal anymore vital information concerning the fulfillment of prophecy.

The Unabashed Blogger said...

I talked with the head of security at LMA this morning, they said about 1700 ppl.

I also talked to an Obamanite today about the TEA Party; he said (basically) that Obama said it's gonna hurt, but we have to do it. Speaking of piles of дерьмо...or maybe we should practice saying 成堆的狗屎. I;m not sure who it's going to be.


Word Verification: runinso
If Obama's runinso am I.

The Angry Coder said...

But that just the thing, we don't have to do it. What is "it", exactly? It is increasing the debt of the federal government by several trillions more in a matter of months; either giving public monies to private business *or* the gov't buying and then running private businesses; creating an even bigger, more bloated budget than before. Spending our way out of debt is like drinking your way out of drunkeness.

And the real focus of the protest? The fact that 90% of the public disagreed with bailouts under GW, likely still disagreed with them under Obama, and the policians KNEW this, yet they still took the path of insanity. One must ask that if a people are represented by a delegate, and 90% of the people are in agreement but that delegate goes against the public will- are those people really represented? I take the "radical" position that they, in fact, are not. They are ingored. We are ignored.

Quit listening to the liberals and letting them define why we were out there. They don't know and they don't care to know!!! Here's an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMxKMr2wnhk

The Unabashed Blogger said...

Me listen to liberals? Me thinks you speak to someone else...

I say until the people actually become educated on the facts (what are these "facts" you speak of?) and make their voices known to our state and local polyticks nothing will change. But should it change? Isn't this just part God's plan? I mean, they wanted a savior and Obama was voted in. I bet not everyone in Israel wanted a king, but they all were subject to suffer the sin of their own people.

The Angry Coder said...

See http://www.iousathemovie.com/ for a consise run-down on "the facts". Also presented the letters we received from Rep. Cleaver and Senators McCaskill and Bond stating (between the various letters) that the overwhelming majority of constituents were against the bail-outs. That was in Oct, under Bush. So you can see that many have progressed to the point of communicating our displeasure with the politicos, and yes the will of the people has been ignored. Multiple times.

I may have misunderstood what you were saying about speaking to an Obamanite- I thought you were actually listening to them! Yes, it's gonna hurt. My understanding is that rape is painful for the victim. On that note, did you know that nine out of ten people enjoy gang rape? It's that type of statistical analysis that our gov't uses to justify their actions.

Percussivity said...

That is a facinating statistic... I admit it took me a second, but for accuracy it should literally say 9 out of 10 people 'involved' enjoy gang rape. Now if the statistic came out of Sodom then perhaps it IS accurate for the general populous.