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Denver “Tea Party” April 15 2009

Posted by Reid on April 17, 2009

Denver Tax Day Tea Party 2009

Denver Tax Day Tea Party 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.

Denver Tax Day Tea Party 2009

Denver Tax Day Tea Party 2009

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”)

Sign says "They Don't Give a F*** about You"

Sign says "They Don't Give a F*** about You

 A Little V for Vendetta ... plus Acorns are nuts

A Little V for Vendetta ... plus Acorns are nuts

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.

Little Conflict.. there were 2 of them but they got half of the article

Little Conflict.. there were 2 of them (sign says we are here to sweep up Bush's mess"

Here are a few more:

Are you paying attention?

Are you paying attention?

As the grass in front of the capital fills up

As the grass in front of the capital fills up

Revolution is Brewing

Revolution is Brewing

Got Pork?

Got Pork?

Some of the crowd

Some of the crowd

Nice Day for a Protest

Nice Day for a Protest

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4 Responses to “Denver “Tea Party” April 15 2009”

  1. Sarah said

    You got great pictures! Unfortunately, I didn’t get that many good ones!

    We also didn’t have as many liberals show up to attempt to cause problems (as far as I know).

  2. Verna said

    I only wish a tea party had been close enough to participate myself. Great pictures.

  3. Peter said

    Wonderful pics. Here by way of my friend Kim. Great to meet you!

  4. Didn’t you hear? It was a press push, according to CNN, Fox News orchestrated it all. It’s all Fox News’ fault.

    Pah! Like Ann Coulter said, you know how scared the libtards are about the turnout for the tea parties by how much they try to marginalize it – even though it drew as many or more people than the Million Man March, and exponentially outnumbered anything Code Pink has ever done… CNN, xNBC and the rest attacked it as a Fox construct, Begala, Krugman, and others assaulted it a fringe movement. And Obama, the internet savvy golden child of the left, heard nothing about it until that day. Right, and he didn’t bow to a muslim overseas either.

    Good job on the coverage, I wish I could have gotten to one…

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