Tax Day Rallys in Evergreen State

Olympia
Location: North Steps – Olympia Capitol Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave
Date: April 15th, 2011
Time: 2 PM
Sponsor: Tea Party Patriots, Freedom Foundation, co-sponsor: AFP, Tacoma 912 Group, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Theme: Push Forward
Link: http://pushforward.eventbrite.com/

Bellingham
Location: Guide Meridian near Bellis Fair Parkway
Date: April 15th, 2011
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Sponsor: Bellingham Tea Party
Theme: We’re Not Going Away

Everett
Location: Snohomish County Courthouse, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue
Date: April 15th, 2011
Time: Noon to 2 PM
Sponsor: Sno-Isle Tea Party (formerly Everett Tea Party)

Bellevue AM
Location: Bellevue City Hall
Date: April 15th, 2011
Time: 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sponsor: Song of Truth Foundation, Washington Conservative Enthusiasts
Theme: Rob McKenna Bellevue Tax Day rally
Link: http://www.songoftruth.org/events/bellevue-tax-day-2011

Bellevue PM
Location: Factoria, corner of Factoria Blvd and SE 36th St
Date: April 15th, 2011
Time: 5 PM to 7 PM
Sponsor: Issaquah/Sammamish Tea Party and the Renton/Kent Tea Party Patriots
Theme: Who Decides? and FAIR TAX
Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168046393244626

Yakima
Location: 2nd St Park, 2nd St. & Yakima Ave.
Date: April 15th, 2011
Time: 3 PM to 5 PM
Sponsor: Yakima Tea Party – 9.12 Project
Theme: It Ain’t Over

Okanogan
Location: Okanogan County Courthouse, Intersection of 3rd Avenue and Norman
Date: April 15th, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM
Sponsor: Lewiston-Clarkston Tea Party

TriCities
Location: John Dam Plaza, Richland WA
Date: April 15th, 2011
Time: 4 PM to 6 PM
Sponsor: TriCities Tea Party
Theme: FairTax

Sequim
Location: Corners of Washington & Sequim Avenue
Date: April 15th, 2011
Time: 11 AM to 1 PM
Sponsor: Concerned Citizens of Clallam County

An Open letter to KOMO

We predicted your behavior, and sure enough you acted true to form.

We are sure you have your reasons, and excuses, and frankly- I do not need to hear them at all!

You failed at reporting! That’s not news to us!

It wasn’t like you were not notified in advance, because, of course, you were.

It’s OKAY if you  exercise your prerogative and select the news to report.

What’s so big about 400+ people there as counter protesters, whom are truly the grass roots enthusiastic, and committed group of the two crowds gathered yesterday?

The ‘astroturf’ crowd sure noticed our Funeral for Health Care, they were distracted to the point of frustration.

They, the artificial astroturfers held their mass produced union signs, and almost no American flags- while the real grassroots crowd had very creative homemade signs, and were the ones waving all the American flags!

Your story conveniently omits any mention of our crowd while misrepresenting their crowd as attracting people from all over the Northwest.

Excuse me…they were bussed in as planned! Here is an example from one union the Washington Federation of State Employees.

It did not ‘draw’ participants from all over the NW, it was a staged event to project a public image; that most of the people now want socialized medicine .

We had the counter message that you refused to show.  We do not want a government managing our health care, and think such a step is a one way stride into socialism!

We had plenty of alternative solutions and flyers to hand out to those wanting information!

You see, we were not hiding information, we were providing it…like News organizations used to do!

Please see Patients United Now website for alternatives in the Health Care reform debate!

See more photos of event here

A new term has emerged from this type of news coverage;  “Obama Compliant News”

it could be a logo of endearment for the left, while a warning logo to us!

Seattle Counter protest ROCKS!

I will never forget the look of shock on their faces as they marched into Westlake and saw us across the street. They couldn’t believe it because we’ve never stood up to them before. It was the most joyous sight I could ever hope to see. Their guest speakers referred to us over and over again, “Don’t listen to those people over there..” “… like those people over there…” “be louder than those people over there…” Please. They made us the stars of their event. Gracias. We interrupted their mojo and everyone could feel it. It was palpable.

Read Liberty Belle’s account of the Funeral for Health Care!

UPDATES:
1. Check out the total blackout coverage from KOMO. Seems as though they only covered the start of opposition’s rally at the Pratt Park end and then a little bit of their march. Curious as we sent them press releases about our activities at the Westlake Park end, and they didn’t even bother to send one reporter. If you have pictures or video of the event, please send them with an email or letter to our local news media, T.V. and print!
2. Just a few pics to whet your appetites!

Photos via Redistributing Knowledge blogspot

More photos to follow!

The “Astroturf Rally” and March through Seattle

With these numbers of participants showing up for this rally and march through the Seattle streets  the press will give this wide and significant coverage for days. Exactly as planned from the top down by the Democrats, unions, socialists groups, La Raza, ACORN and every radical left wing group they could muster to show up.

This is a bad news day for America- if they succeed in making it appear that the rest of us want anything at all to do with radical government run health care.

Photos and accounts of  “astroturf” event here

Still waiting from word on our counter protest( grass root event) held across the street from the march end point Westlake Park.

Liberty Belle organized a counter protest called” Funeral for Health Care” and I expect the media to ignore it while exaggerating the single payer marchers.

February 16th,2009…historic!

History!

History!

Most of the nation saw the date come and go without a clue that history was being made by sixty or so souls gathered in a city known for its coffee,  fish market,  Space Needle and liberal attitude second only to California’s Bay area bastions of Berkley and San Francisco!

The prime class conservative blogger Michelle Malkin picked up on the effort in her former stomping grounds and sent some real pork and much needed national attention Seattle’s way for the eleventh hour protest organized by a blogger named Keli, who goes by the blog name of Liberty Belle!

The motivation was there, and national news was; ‘Government gone wild’  spending our taxpayers money while charging up the kids and grand kids credit cards under the guise of an economic crisis!

While most of us would be happy with an extra $500 dollars via a lucky scratch-off ticket, or a hundred bucks or so savings on frequent flying miles, or having finally saved a a couple of grand for a down payment, or saving enough for our kids college savings, the government was not just spending $millions,  nor $billions,  but $trillions recklessly!

They were passing legislation rammed through so fast that nobody on either side even had the time to read the bills!

We would be left with the bill to pay, and they had never even read what the bills said!

I wrote about this on my blog that day, thinking well maybe there might be some hope if a protest could be mounted in the heart of a liberal location like Seattle.

Still,  I myself  had no clue about the scope of the momentum that started that day.  Comment’s on the Malkin site were mostly scoffing at the effort as a waste of time.

Prior to  February 27th at the second Seattle tea party rally it was clear that many people across the nation shared in the prevailing sentiment;  that our government is out of control,  out of touch,  and acting totally irresponsibly at our expense, and at the expense of our posterity. I wrote about the tea parties brewing across the nation on February 24th.  It was fun to document it a little bit as the regular media was still trying to ignore, and dismiss the story.  This gave me more” hits” on my blog,  as the interest was high by the regular people!

The Rick Santelli rant and the blog-o-sphere  propelled the movement along and the Tax Day protest rallies across the nation were estimated to have been  attended  by between 800, o00 to over one million people!  If one thinks about how many other wanted to attend but could not,  it is easy to imagine that millions more share the “Tea Party goers” sentiments!

I am writing about this now,  before the moment passes too far behind us,  and gets lost in time.  The tea party movement is now entering into a more difficult phase that has become apparent.

Even a million plus people protesting in our streets has not led to a change of heart,  nor attitude in our elected officials!

They still do not “get it”,  so we now have to organize  our Tea Party efforts into local groups, with strong leadership,  that can keep the pressure on to  get the politicians to once again understand who they really work for~

We the People!!