Friday, April 17, 2009

Tea For Five Thousand

The Richmond Tax Day Tea Party was held despite the pouring rain and plummeting temperatures. It was estimated that 1,500 would attend - the actual attendance was close to 5,000.

We were packed in like sardines, but the atmosphere remained patriotic and upbeat. There WAS a little mudslinging....off of everyone's shoes!





If Grandma J had been with me, I'm sure I would have gotten this man's name. And she would have gotten his phone number...











Pork, anyone?

15 comments:

mom x 2 said...

LOVE. IT. !!!!! It was a cold rainy day, but well worth the trip. I was amazed and thrilled with the number of people in attendance!!! Next time we will make better arrangements to meet somewhere before hand so we are not so separated :)

Grandma J said...

Kudos to you, BHE! 5,000, wow!
Rain can't change the desire for more fiscal responsibility from our elected officials no matter their party affiliation.

I'm sure that man must be part Texan because we had lots of dangling tea bags here. No pork sandwiches though, darn it!

Mental P Mama said...

And now, I want a BLT.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Very cool turnout. Good for you...rain and all? Not good for your hair.

Living on the Spit said...

You brave and patriotic soul. I thought about you when I watched the news.

The Incredible Woody said...

Love it!!!

Karen Deborah said...

very cool! my nunny and girl went to one here. They forgot the camera!

Predo said...

Wait, did someone say "Teabag"! Well, I never (oh, yes I have!!)!

littletoesandcheerios said...

Sometimes I think it makes it more fun when the weather is like that. People seem to get all giggley and have a good time. Glad you had fun.

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

Well it didn't rain here and we did NOT have that good of a turn out! Guys on the radio kept saying somting about how ecological it was not good for our Rivers....WHATEVER! IT was still FUN and something I strongly believe IN!

Daryl said...

I am about to go make a cup of tea .. you've inspired me!

I saw a wonderful sign:

Taxation without Accountability is Treason

now THAT I can get behind ..

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Glad for the great turnout!
That is awesome!

Cdub could have lead this teaparty!

Caution Flag said...

I guess I missed something here. I'm sharp like that.

Keetha said...

The pork barrel - that's hilarious!

dwyatt64 said...

Love the photos...wish I could have come. Must say I loved what the dems called us on a recent news clip Cool Breeze sent me..."Tea Party Nut Jobs". HAHA. Guess they think we're crazy for wanting our elected officials to tell us where OUR money's going!