Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Rockford Tea Party Pictures 6 April '10



About 1,000 people at Davis Park as we arrive:



A view of the Rock River. The day started out cloudy.



As the day went on it got sunnier and the crowd got larger. At the peak I'd say there were 2,000 to 3,000 people in attendance. The organizers predicted 1,000.



An old friend of mine from my Libertarian Party days:



The crowd has definitely gotten larger.



I liked This Sign:



The other side of the sign:



One of the Bikers that escorted the Tea Party Buses to the park. The gentleman is a Marine Corps Veteran.



A good time was had by all.

And don't forget:

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Update: 6 Apr '10 2352z

Here is a video by Bill Whittle on what the Tea Party is about and what you should do. About 4 1/2 minutes and well worth your time. And the video pretty much explains what today's rally was about and what it was like and he wasn't even there. And in line with what Bill suggests (go to a Tea Party), I like Tea Party Patriots for information. There are other places. Find one you like and keep in touch.

Further update: 7 Apr '10 0024z

I got this link for a series of April 15th rallies in Illinois at today's gathering: illinoistea.org.

3 comments:

99% said...

Msimon,

Since you're such a chest thumping, patrio-fascist groupthinker, please remind your readers as to which of your four children have proudly served in the Iraq and Afghan wars?

BaldnForty said...

99%,

patrio-fascist?

Trying to figure out what you mean by that...

I assume that patrio refers to patriot. In that case, I would think that Msimon fits the traditional definition of that word. What it meant to be a patriot in late 18th century.

Just prior to and during the American revolution, Tories vastly outnumbered Patriots.

Sadly, the current definition of Patriot has been twisted around to the point where it really doesn't mean the same thing anymore.

As for the Fascist part. Fascists are in favor of totalitarian rule where the government heavily regulates the country. I've seen enough evidence to believe that Fascism is completely antithetical to the Tea Party ideals.

So, I'm not sure what your trying to say here. Please try to use the correct terminology.

Tom said...

Wish I had been there. I worked all day.