Saturday, September 12, 2009

OUR Cup of Tea!

We went to the West Los Angeles Tea Party today.........The pictures speak for themselves...BUT, I wanted to add there were approximately 3000 people there (listening to speakers, standing on the sidewalk holding signs facing the cars on the very busy Wilshire Boulevard, and getting petitions signed, etc.......What really amazed us was the HONKING. In one of the more liberal cities in America, there was SO much honking that one young man near me said "Man, I thought the honking was jibes at us but they're giving the high sign, not the 'other sign' out the window!" It was astonishing. AND, (here's the best part..the VERY best part) there were so many young people there, more than I'd have ever imagined. This was all walks of life, this was America at her VERY best! And there was Heidianne from Big Girl Pants Blog (on my sidebar) getting petitions signed! Bravo to Heidianne and her son Jesse! (they're coming over for pizza in ten minutes...wish you could ALL come!) Mr and Mrs Z

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it great Z, being there with all those good people standing up for America!

This has been a great day.

Pris

Linda said...

You wouldn't have had enough pizza! I'm glad there was such a good turnout!

Truth said...

Was that question to much for you?

LMFAO!

shoprat said...

It is amazing how many people are getting disgusted with the left, their 'more taxes will solve any problem' and "it's America's fault" mindset.

FrogBurger said...

Beautiful. Let's get rid of all the Duckies :)

RightKlik said...

Looks like it was a great event. Unfortunately I've been working for my contribution to the IRS today, but I've been protesting in spirit.

Z said...

Pris, it was good...

Linda...they didn't ALL come back to our house :-)

Truth...LYFAO...I'm laughing because nobody knows what you're talking about again.

Shoprat...People are finally waking up. All it took for one leftie to go too far and too fast.

FrogBurger, are you going to write about Wash DC?

RK.... We felt your spirit!

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

I woulda figured that a city the size of LA would have had a bigger turn out, but 2000 is better than 2! We're taking the country back!

Couldn't get a tea party going in my town; there was too much football, hunting & NASCAR going on today to pry the locals away.

David Wyatt said...

Good for you Z! So good to see just honest working people expressing our frustration with this administration's taxation without representation.

Z said...

Steve, for a conservative event in LA (the cops were saying closer to 3000 at its most busy), that was ENORMOUS!

Z said...

Oh, by the way...it's the honking of SO SO many cars that was even more incredible...I mean A LOT

The Vegas Art Guy said...

I love the top photo.

And what happened to Ducky?

G-Man said...

Cool! Wish there'd have been one up here, but there wasn't.

Jen aka Pinky said...

Glad you had a good time and a good turnout, Z.

Opus #6 said...

Z, that is great! What wonderful patriots we have in the country of ours. Thank you for being out there.

Beth said...

Let us know if the LA TIMES covered the event (I suspect not). I don't think the MSM will report about all the Tea Parties at all. They are like little kids covering their ears and singing "la la la" so they can't hear us! But we'll keep it up until they do!

Ducky's here said...
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Ducky's here said...

I hope that's not one of your readers wearing that fanny pack, z. Such a fashion faux pas.

It gives the rest of the flea baggers a bad name.

beakerkin said...

Ducky

A person that supports communism should be strongly advised about talking about Communist fashion. Wearing a Che shirt and the Code Pinko crew does not make one a fashion expert.

Zack R said...

Fantastic bunch of photos, Z., and great to hear of the enthusiastic honking. You're right; straight-out automobile honks tended to represent conservative support. Had the drivers been lefties the honks would have been backed up with throwing things and loud cursing.

I went to my local event too and was warmed by the response and by the sheer good vibes of being surrounded with normal Americans.

cube said...

It poured rain here from 3am until
about 3pm. A real gullywasher. It was great to see others had good weather for a protest march.

Ducky's here said...

The upshot seems to be that these people believe that the entire world has completely turned upside down in just eight months to the point at which their everyday lives are unrecognizable to them.
Considering that the only thing that's happened is the bailout of auto companies, some stimulus spending and cash for clunkers I'd say their lives must have been pretty bizarre to begin with.

Truth said...

But you do, trying to make a false impression again?

You can try to fool your readers all you want but you and I know the TRUTH.

Z said...

Beth, the biggest news story is that the LA Times or local news radio carries every occasion at the Federal Building ...they didn't this time. NOTHING. I have friend who're interesting in seeing if they covered it so they're looking, too.

There were a couple of helicopters flying overhead but no press on the ground at all. No press trucks parked nearby, nothing. They had let them know, I'm sure of that.

Zack, I'm glad you got to go to one, too.

It's about time people see the direction we're going.....the Alinsky protocols are in place..."embarrass them then nobody will notice" Sadly, the people are waking up to that.

We had hippies, very cool young business people, people who looked like they just got off a tennis court or golf game, businessmen and wives, oldsters, very young children turning cartwheels on the ground to keep themselves busy...it was a wonderful group, very mixed.

Everyone there, plus apparently the cars going by, were very into it......they know we can't let what's starting flourish or we'll never get our country back again..

As disgusting as I've been with a media like this, even I was surprised there's been no note of it in the paper or on the radio.

Z said...

Truth, this made me laugh, especially of the surety in your tone!
I got an email last night from my blog partner who also has the 'keys' to my blog. He said he had to take your comment off knowing I was gone and couldn't, that it was something he felt better deleted. He's only done that about 3 times in 1 1/2 years..

So, you see...no, I don't. I have no idea why he deleted it and I"m not interested in ....So happy you know the TRUTH and I DON'T !:-) I hope you're feeling really great about that!

Khaki Elephant said...

Great pics. I'm thinking of a post with some of my favorite images just because they're so clever.

G-Man said...

"I hope that's not one of your readers wearing that fanny pack, z. Such a fashion faux pas."

Don't get your hemp knickers in a wad Ducky...

"the only thing that's happened is the bailout of auto companies, some stimulus spending and cash for clunkers"

So let me get this straight... The subversion of the free market system, government seizure of private property, inflicting indebtedness upon our grandchildren's grandchildren... nah nothing much at all.

So Ducky, what is your point? Why do you even come here at all? You obviously are a masochist and let's not even get into your obvious lack of mental prowess.

Ducky's here said...

"The subversion of the free market system" ... quite a statement.

Care to expound and why do I think this is going to be a screed from the Objectivist playbook.

Hey, the robber barons are gone and the attempt to bring them back to full strength under George "Chucklenuts" Bush resulted in disaster by their head guru, "Bubbles" Greenspan's own admission.

But let's hear it, I always enjoy reading total spaced Libertarians. You advocate a philosophy that makes no allowance for culture, community and country and then go into this bizarre war dance when what you didn't care about in the first place seems to be threatened.

As far as inflicting indebtedness, bore me later with that nonsense. Or do you want to talk about what that gibone, St. Ronnie Reagan, did to trash the budget of this country. You make the assumption we can get out of the whole you libertarian clowns dug without Federal spending. Okay, in an economy that's broke and depends on consumer consumption, who's going to spend to restart it? Really, I do so want to read your answer.

Stick to field stripping your pop guns. That seems to be what you understand.

Z said...

Bob Gibbs was on CNN this AM with John King ,who held up a sign carried at the Wash DC protest as a damnation of ALL the million people there with signs calling for constructive...
on FOX just now a liberal called the events "DESTRUCTIVE"
She added that the poor president's had to cope with the LIES.

The biggest problem here is no longer healthcase it's the withering condemnation of half of America's opinion. Maureen Dowd, today, and others, are calling this RACIST. I'm surprised, considering how many Blacks were at the LA Tea Party alone...how many we all saw across the country as the conservative media reported on the thousands of people gathering on the way to the DC event.

Racist? Does that occur to any of you when you consider how this health care plan's been handled?
Have any of you seen bipartisanship?

Odd that John King would show the ONE SIGN that said BURY OBAMA CARE WITH KENNEDY. Not nice, is it. ONE SIGN. I saw one I didn't like at the LA event and told Mr Z and Heidianne, "That'll be the ONE SIGN the media'd pick up on".
Of course, the media decided not to at all report on 3000 people meeting together at the Fed Bldg, but CNN didn't miss a chance to find the ONE sign they found egregious, did they!

Yes, it's a "LIE" that you can't keep your insurance folks...even if there won't BE any private insurance after this healthcare bill is passed! it's a LIE that the gov'ts getting involved! ??

Quite a lot of LIES but those good people who marched all over this country aren't the ones telling them.

Ducky's here said...

Pretty hard to see what racism has to do with it but I am quite convinced that Obama's race does intensify the rights existing antipathy.

My misanthropic, pessimistic nature occasionally breaks thru my generally jovial sarcastic facade, and this is one of those times.

I think that we'll witness aggressive, violent acts by the right against persons and institutions of the left, and the government (particularly the federal government) during the next year.

This anti-government fervor will continue to rise, fueled by the right wing radio merchants.

How long before G. Gordon Liddy reminds his listeners to "shoot at their heads"?


I also predict that we will see a breakdown of the command structure of the US Armed Forces as the Christian Dominionists within the military revolt against efforts to reduce their proselytizing. Too many of our military already believe they are fighting a new "Crusade" in the middle east, and there are many in the higher commands of all branches of service who feed and encourage that thinking.

Efforts to stop or silence any of these persons and groups will only feed their hatred, and serve to verify their own paranoia. A self-fulfilling prophecy of violence in the streets will result.

I'd like to be wrong about all this, but I can read. The hate, the fear, the potential for violence is palpable, barely below the surface.

Z said...

I think you're right, Ducky.

And I think that the leftwinger extremism of smugly dissing everyone who has the guts to criticize this president's administration is the cause... I couldn't agree with you more; we're more divided than we have ever been. The media's barely mentioned A MILLION PEOPLE< Ducky..do you get it yet?

They OVER exaggerated the number of the big MILLION MAN MARCH,remember? But, this? belittle..scoff, lie. No biggie..they have an agenda to fill. People are seeing that now.

If the leftwingers hadn't criticized our country all over the world the last 8 years, I believe we wouldn't be in this situation. People are tired of having America insulted, seeing the fruits of that when enemies on the battle field yell foul and WE go to bat proving them RIGHT.

I'm tired of arguing this here...I believe the country's in more danger than it's ever been on more levels than you're equipped to see and it's beyond help.

Joe said...

Z, that was great! I loved the account of the honking.

As for Ducky, you hit the nail on the head...he is no longer equipped to see anything!

G-Man said...

"Care to expound and why do I think this is going to be a screed from the Objectivist playbook."

Your own statement pretty much precludes any consideration of my words on your part, so why would I waste the effort?

Elmers Brother said...


I also predict that we will see a breakdown of the command structure of the US Armed Forces as the Christian Dominionists within the military revolt against efforts to reduce their proselytizing. Too many of our military already believe they are fighting a new "Crusade" in the middle east, and there are many in the higher commands of all branches of service who feed and encourage that thinking.



What? Examples, names please.

Gee duhkkky I just retired and I never heard any of this horse caca.

Elmers Brother said...

duhkkky honestly I have no idea where you come up with this stuff

the only place you'll find a chaplain is at the chapel...

and most of the time they're dealing with guys who have personal, financial or legal problems

very few of them are even 'Dominionists'


and even fewer of the rank and file are and even fewer go to chapel for church

I celebrated Easter in Iraq (the chaplain flew in from the ship to provide services)

Besides the chaplain and his assistant

I was the only one there

Elmers Brother said...

If you referring to Lt. Gen Boykin put that tin foil hat on cuz you'd be nothing more than a truther conspiracy theorist

Pat Jenkins said...

GREAT Z!!... power to the people!!!

Ducky's here said...

Way to bend the knee, G-Man.

namaste said...

this was AWESOME!

Right Wing Extreme said...

@ Ducky

"I am quite convinced that Obama's race does intensify the rights existing antipathy."

What you don't realize is that when we look at The Chosen One we do not see a black man, if such he could be called, after all he is as black as milquetoast.

All we see is Commie Crimson.