March 21, 2009
Tea Party - 2009

Old Thomas Paine of Revolutionary War fame and author of "Common Sense" comes back to speak to us in this You Tube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA

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Posted by warrenpeterson at March 21, 2009 06:16 PM | Email This
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1. Ahem, Mr. Peterson.

Laugh or Cry?

Numbers 101 and 103

Posted by: Ragnar Danneskjold on March 21, 2009 07:25 PM
2. Thanks Warren. Great video.

Posted by: deadwood on March 21, 2009 10:50 PM
3. To our lefty pet who was sniffing and dismissive of the Tea Party movement... (Tensor? InCorrectAndAlwaysWrong? Factless? ... I dunno..."blah, blah, blah" sounds the same no matter which lefty pet is spouting it...)

Orlando 'Tea Party' rally draws more than 4,000

Posted by: Ragnar Danneskjold on March 22, 2009 10:43 AM
4. Ragnar, there is a tea party scheduled for April 15 in Asheville, NC (about 20 minutes from me). I am planning to return from a trip to Florida (the kids are on Spring Break) early enough on 4/15 to attend. Asheville is VERY liberal, so it should be very interesting to see the attendance!

Posted by: Bill H on March 22, 2009 12:12 PM
5. There are Tea Parties all over the country April 15th... including the capitol steps in Olympia and in downtown Seattle.

Bring TEA BAGS and PORK RINDS!

Birmingham, Ala. - Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Veteran Park on Highway 17 Valledale Road

Huntsville, Ala. - Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., vacant lot (lot k) across the street from Clinton Avenue post office
Decatur, Ala. - Saturday, March 28, at the Rhodes Ferry Park, (also known as River Park)

Mobile, Ala. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the USS Alabama battleship

Montgomery, Ala. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alabama Statehouse located at 11 South Union Street

Springdale, Ala. - Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Springdale, exact location to be determined

Phoenix, Ariz. - Wednesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. at capitol building

Tucson, Ariz. - Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Joel D. Valdez Main Library on 101 N. Stone Ave.

Mountain Home, Ark. - Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be announced

Atascadero, Calif. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sunken Gardens on El Camino Real

Citrus Heights, Calif. - Wednesday, April 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., intersection at Greenback Lane and Sunset Boulevard

Hollister, Calif. - Wednesday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., corner of San Benito and 4th St.

Los Angeles, Calif. - Saturday, July 4, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Santa Monica Pier

Modesto, Calif. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1010 10th Street

Pasadena, Calif. - Saturday, April 11, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 100 N. Garfield Ave.

Sacramento, Calif. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at state capitol building on L Street

San Bernadino, Calif. - Wednesday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from Meadowbrook Park to Joe Baca's Office, 201 N. "E" St.

San Diego, Calif. - Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., West Basin on N. Harbor Dr. across street from airport, Spanish Landing Park

San Diego, Calif. - Wednesday, April 15, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at a post office near you

San Francisco, Calif. - April 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Civic Center Park, one block from Nancy Pelosi's office at 450 Golden Gate Ave.

San Francisco, Calif. - April 15 at 1 p.m., location not yet chosen.

San Jose, Calif. - Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at IRS offices at 55 S. Market Street, across the street from Saint Joseph's Cathedral

Santa Ana, Calif. - Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., tentative location at Santa Ana Civic Center

Santa Barbara, Calif. - Saturday, April 4 at 2:30 p.m., meeting at Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Temecula, Calif. - Wednesday, April 15, 11 a.m., Duck Pond

Hartford, Conn. - Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced

New Haven, Conn. - Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced

Ridgefield, Conn. - Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. at Ballard Park

Stamford, Conn. - Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. at 96 Broad Street (Starbucks/library location), corner of Broad and Bedford

Colorado Springs, Colo. - Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at city hall, 107 North Nevada

Denver, Colo. - Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the west steps of the capitol, 200 East Colfax

Grand Junction, Colo. - Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 12th Street and North Avenue

Dover, Del. - Wednesday, April 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be announced

Inverness, Fla. - Saturday, April 18 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the old historical courthouse, One Courthouse Square

Jacksonville, Fla. - Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., either Jax Landing or Friendship Fountain

Miami, Fla. - Wednesday, April 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be announced

Naples, Fla. - Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Pine Ridge Road and U.S. 41

Orlando, Fla. - Saturday, March 21, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the amphitheater at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando

Orlando, Fla. - Wednesday, April 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be announced

Palm Beach, Fla. - Wednesday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., location to be announced

Panama City, Fla. - Wednesday, April 15 from 3 p.m. to dark at Sherman Avenue Post Office

Pensacola, Fla. - Wednesday, April 15 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at downtown courthouse, Palafox Street and E. Garden St.

Punta Gorda, Fla. - Wednesday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplande

Tampa, Fla. - Wednesday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Gaslight Park, downtown Tampa

West Palm Beach, Fla. - Wednesday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be announced

Tallahassee, Fla. - Thursday, March 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., 400 South Monroe


Tallahassee, Fla. - Thursday, March 19, at 5 p.m. at the Leon County Commission Chambers, 5th floor, Courthouse

Atlanta, Ga. - Wednesday, April 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.at the capitol building located at 206 Washington St.

Atlanta, Ga. - Saturday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the capitol building located at 206 Washington St.

Augusta, Ga. - Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced

Gainesville, Ga. - Wednesday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., downtown Gainesville

Savannah, Ga. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be announced

Honolulu, Hawaii - Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the state capitol building

Boise, Idaho - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the state capitol building

Burley, Idaho - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Overland Bridge over the Snake River just off exit 208

Idaho Falls, Idaho - Wednesday, April 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., downtown Idaho Fall

Urbana, Ill. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be determined

Chicago, Ill. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daley Plaza Civic Center at 50 Washington St.

Chicago, Ill. - From Saturday, July 4, at 7 p.m. to Sunday, July 5, at 5 a.m. at Belmont Harbor on Lake Shore Drive

Bloomington, Ind. - Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Shower's building, corner of W 8th St. & N. Morton St.

Fort Wayne, Ind. - Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. downtown at Courthouse Square on Main Street

Indianapolis, Ind. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Indianapolis, exact location to be announced

Bettendorf, Iowa - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 2023 Ridgeway Court

Davenport, Iowa - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 4th and Main Street (in front of office of Rep. Bruce Braley D-Iowa)

Iowa City, Iowa - Wednesday, April 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Burlington Street Bridge

Overland Park, Kan. - Wednesday, April 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Johnston Community College

Wichita, Kan. - Wednesday, April 15, at 4:15 p.m. airport post office

Louisville, Ky. - Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jefferson Square (tentative location), 10th and Jefferson St.

Lexington, Ky. - Saturday, March 21, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robert Stevens Courthouse Complex, 150 North Limestone

Baton Rouge, La. - Wednesday, April 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the steps of the capitol building

Lake Charles, La. - Wednesday, April 15, at 5 p.m. at Lake Charles Civic Center on Lakeshore Drive

Shreveport, La. - Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at downtown Shreveport Riverfront

Augusta, Maine - Wednesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Capital Park

Annapolis, Md. - Wednesday, April 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Campbell Park on the dock/boardwalk at Annapolis Harbor

Salisbury, Md. - Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at downtown Salisbury

Boston, Mass. - Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall Plaza

Boston, Mass. - Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m. at Ivy Restaurant at 49 Temple Place

Boston, Mass. - Saturday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Griffin Harbor on Congress Street Bridge

Newburyport, Mass. - Saturday, March 28, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 60 Pleasant St., City Hall

Worcester, Mass. - Wednesday, April 15, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lincoln Square (in front of the auditorium)

Bancroft. Mich. - April 11 from 9 a.m. to sundown at Camp Stasa, 7963 Cork Rd.

Lansing, Mich. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave

St. Paul, Minn. - Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at capitol

Jackson, Miss. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., in downtown Jackson, exact location to be determined

Jackson, Miss. - Saturday, May 16, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.on the steps of the capitol building

Joplin, Mo. - Wednesday, April 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., location to be determined

Kansas City, Mo. - Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., location to be determined


St. Louis, Mo. - Wednesday, April 15, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be determined

Missoula, Mont. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., downtown Missoula, exact location to be announced

Lincoln, Neb. - Wednesday, April 15, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., location to be announced

Omaha, Neb.- Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Bob Kerrey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge

Carson City/Reno, Nev. - Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 101 N. Carson Street in front of state capitol building and Supreme Court

Las Vegas, Nev. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at sidewalk across from Sunset Post Office at 1001 E Sunset RD

Morristown, N.J. - Wednesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., location to be announced

Newark, N.J. - Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m., visiting Sens. Lautenberg and Menendez offices, Gateway Center One, 782 McCarter Highway

Trenton, N.J. - Wednesday, April 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Jersey State House, 125 W. State St.

Albuquerque, N.M. - Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced

Las Cruces, N.M. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., location to be announced

Albany, N.Y. - Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Corning Preserve

Buffalo, N.Y. - Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at the Terminus of the Erie Canal

Buffalo, N.Y. - Saturday, April 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 199 Deleware Ave

Fishkill, N.Y. - Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Doug Phillips Park

Gardiner, N.Y. - Wednesday, April 15, from 64 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Rail Trail, Route 44/55

New York, N.Y. - Wednesday, April 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., location to be announced

New York, N.Y. - Saturday, July 4, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at South Street Seaport and Pier 17

Rochester, N.Y. - Wednesday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at Genesee Crossroads Park

Staten Island, N.Y. - Tuesday, March 31, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 265 New Dorp Lane

Staten Island, N.Y. - Wednesday, April 15, at 12 p.m., Rep. Michael McMahon's office, 265 New Dorp Lane at corner of Edison Street

Asheville, N.C. - Wednesday, April 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in front of the Asheville City building and the Buncombe County Courthouse

Charlotte, N.C. - Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Marshall Park (uptown Charlotte)

Charlotte, N.C. - Wednesday, April 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., City Hall lawn at 600 E. Trade Street

Edenton, N.C. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Edenton Courthouse Green, Court and Water Streets

Greensboro, N.C. - Wednesday, April 15, location and time to be announced

Raleigh, N.C. - Wednesday, April 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the state capitol building on East Edenton Street

Canton, Ohio - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Canton, exact location to be announced

Cincinnati, Ohio - Saturday, March 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Fountain Square at the corner of Fifth and Vine Streets

Cleveland, Ohio - Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Public Square, downtown Cleveland

Dayton, Ohio - Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Dayton, exact location to be announced

Oklahoma City, Okla. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at state capitol step

Tulsa, Okla. - Wednesday, April 15, from 11:25 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. at Tulsa City Hall, 175 E. 2nd

Bend, Ore. - Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced

Grants Pass, Ore. - Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced

Medford, Ore. - Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced

Portland, Ore. - Wednesday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., location to be announced

Roseburg, Ore. - Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced

Salem, Ore. - Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at capitol building, in the park

Harrisburg, Pa. - Wednesday, April 15, at 12 p.m. west steps of capitol building

Philadelphia, Pa. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at downtown Philadelphia, exact location to be announced

Philadelphia, Pa. - Saturday, April 18, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Independence Hall

Pittsburgh, Pa. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at downtown Pittsburgh, exact location to be announced

Pittsburgh, Pa. - Saturday, April 11, at 12 p.m. at Allegheny Landing

Providence, R.I. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at state capitol steps (city side across from Providence Place Mall)

Charleston, S.C. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Old Customs House building, East Bay St. and Market St.

Columbia, S.C. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at state house, 1101 Gervals Street

Sioux Falls, S.D. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Terrace Park, Coval Lake (free lunch and entertainment)

Memphis, Tenn. - Wednesday, April 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., location to be announced

Nashville, Tenn. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., location to be announced

Austin, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on south steps of state capitol building

Austin, Texas - Saturday, July 4, time and location to be announced

Amarillo, Texas - Saturday, March 28, 11 a.m., Randall County Annex, I-27 & Georgia

Amarillo, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m., Potter County Courthouse

Burleson, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., across the street from Wal-Mart, 951 S. W. Wilshire Blvd.

Dallas, Texas - Saturday, July 4, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Victory Park

Dallas, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., location to be announced

Dallas, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dallas City Hall

Denton, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory

El Paso, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be announced

Floresville, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at courthouse

Fort Worth, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., location to be announced

Fort Worth, Texas - Saturday, July 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cowtown Bar & Grill

Houston, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. across street from downtown post office

Kerrville, Texas - Wednesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. at Kerrville County Courthouse at 700 Main Street

Longview, Texas - Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gregg County courthouse lawn

McAllen, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced

Midland, Texas - Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m., Vietnam memorial at Midland International Airport, local and state politicians will be present with "open mic" time for citizen

Nacogdoches, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.at downtown square

New Braunfels, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., gather around local plaza and down Main Street into town

San Antonio, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be announced

Woodlands, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., location to be announced

Tyler, Texas - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., location to be announced

Salt Lake City, Utah - Wednesday, April 15, downtown Salt Lake City, time and location to be announced


Annandale, Va. - Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike

Charlottesville, Va. - Wednesday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., downtown mall by the pavilion

Richmond, Va. - Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kanawha Plaza in downtown Richmond, 8th and Canal Street

Virginia Beach, Va. - Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Plaza, Towne Center (across from Sen. Webb's Office)

Rutland, Vt. - Wednesday, April 15, downtown Rutland, exact time and location to be announced

Everett, Wash. - Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced

Mt. Vernon, Wash. - Wednesday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on corner of College Way and Riverside Drive (1 block from freeway exit)

Olympia, Wash. - Wednesday, April 15, at 12 p.m. on the capitol stepsB>

Seattle, Wash. - Wednesday, April 15, from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Westlake Park by the arch, 410 Pine St., downtown Seattle

Spokane, Wash. - Wednesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., location to be announced

Vancouver, Wash. - Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clark County Courthouse lawn

Washington, D.C. - Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lafayette Park

Washington, D.C. - Saturday, July 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Upper Senate Park adjacent to Capitol building on north side

Washington, D.C. - On April 1, 2009, all Americans are asked to send a teabag to Washington, D.C.

Beckley, W. Va. - Wednesday, April 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at large fountain on Neville Street, across from university book store

Charleston, W. Va. - Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m., at state capitol

Wheeling, W. Va. - Wednesday, April 15, time and location to be announced

Appleton, Wis. - Wednesday, April 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Fox Banquets, 111 E. Kimball

Madison, Wis. - Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at state capitol

Milwaukee, Wis. - Wednesday, March 25, 9 a.m., Wisconsin State Fair Park

Cheyenne, Wyo. - July 4, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the state capitol building

Posted by: Ragnar Danneskjold on March 22, 2009 06:04 PM
6. "Universal Service"???

What does the 13th Amendment mean? (hint: click my name)

Posted by: SeattlePeon on March 22, 2009 09:35 PM
7. @6: You want to equate a brief mandatory military service with slavery? I don't know if that's more insulting in that it trivializes slavery or that it implicitly sullies the value of service. Were the militia 'slaves'? Nearly every 18-45 year old male citizen of the US was required by the Militia Act of 1792 to be armed and muster with the militia at proscribed intervals, but you would look down upon their service as slavery? Meanwhile, REAL slaves COULD NOT have any part of that existence. They were prohibited from the possession of arms (a practice continued after the 13th amendment by the Jim Crow laws), could not participate in any political process or meet in groups (because that could lead to slave rebellions), and of course their masters could destroy slave families at will and sell them off randomly. Yeah, that's totally like the brief mandatory service in other developed nations like Switzerland.

Posted by: ElectricTurtle on March 23, 2009 07:59 PM
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