Denver “Tea Party” April 15 2009
Posted by Reid on April 17, 2009
On Wednesday I attended my first REAL, protest. It was part of a nationwide grassroots movement to speak up against the government’s wasteful ways. I posted the information for this event HERE. I knew there would be a lot of people there but I did not realize that it would be so many, Denver Post reports that it was 5000+*. I thought it was amazing, I was listening to bagpipe music as any good Celt would do on my way to the event. I definitely had goosebumps at the event, at times when we said the pledge of allegiance and sang our national anthem. I will put a few pictures from the event here so you can see a bit of the start of this movement Denver style.
It attracted some fringe, and some nut balls, but these were the exception to the rule. While we were not as big as some of the other events across the nation. The thing I want to point out about this is that it is grassroots movement, there was no “press push” as there is with so much of what goes on with the left. If a protest of this magnitude for antiwar. Some of the fringe (for the protest, but a bit “different”)
I would like to note in the article I quoted for the 5000 number that half of it is dedicated to the liberal “counter protesters” when their presence was not even close of a match compared to the main event, or even the fringe of main even “crazies”. Here is a picture of Michael Huttner, and his helper carrying their sign in the middle of the other protesters. There were so many other groups there that should have gotten some page time, so why these groups? Here is a picture of the same guy with his helper (yep 2 of them) and the ladies that are trying to block his sign. I suppose that he has a right to the “speech” but people forget that it does not necessarily mean we have to listen, or he might forget that this ridiculous out of control spending is not just a Bush issue.
Here are a few more: