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Tea Party Express! Washington DC or Bust!

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posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 04:36 AM
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Here's a great start to The 9/12 Project destination.

Tea Party Express



About Tea Party Express:
The Tea Party Express national bus tour will host a series of tea party rallies all across the nation. The effort will begin in California and travel eastward, building momentum as the tour reaches its final destination: the big 09.12.09 Taxpayer March on D.C.
At each stop the tour will highlight some of the worst offenders in Congress who have voted for higher spending, higher taxes, and government intervention in the lives of American families and businesses. These Members of Congress have infringed upon the freedom of the individual in this great nation, and its time for us to say: Enough is Enough!


Certainly never expected to see this high profile momentum.

The times are becoming very serious even though it looks like they are having a great time in the video.

Great idea. Kudo's to the community organizers that put this and The 9/12 Project together.

(There would be 10-12 more voting adults at the march if this family had a few extra hundred amero's to travel there.)

The hearts of these American's on the express are in the right place and they're pursuing a high purpose. Great Patriots.

Greta Van Susteren / TPE Blogs

Here's the video:

(click to open player in new window)



[edit on 8·30·09 by DrMattMaddix]




posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 07:07 AM
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Good deal . To bad we all can't go. I think they should bring roaps and duct tape . Turn it into a round-up. I do like where this is headed though. Sends another strong message. Make sure everyone gets a free complentary pitch fork.


great post, star for yousa



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 07:25 AM
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So Bush creates an economic mess and makes no progress on healthcare, and these people want to keep it that way? Honestly, if the strategy is to do nothing then the economic problems that already exist would just get worse.



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 07:50 AM
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sweet im gonna try to go to the one in albany,ny givemeliberty.org



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 08:00 AM
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reply to post by DrMattMaddix
 


don't forget 9.11.09

Rock The Planet



freedominfonet.webs.com...



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 08:12 AM
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Originally posted by Grayelf2009
Make sure everyone gets a free complentary pitch fork.




Is everyone going to carry assault rifles on the bus trip? Ropes and duct tape are a bit too much busy-work and, after all is said and done, it's perfectly legal. Pitchforks? You're only going to take out some fellow passengers eye.





posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 08:18 AM
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Originally posted by Vipassana
So Bush creates an economic mess and makes no progress on healthcare, and these people want to keep it that way? Honestly, if the strategy is to do nothing then the economic problems that already exist would just get worse.


Do you realize the Tea Party protests are about less government and less taxes? Do also you realize that health care costs are higher in the US compared with other countries due mostly to federal government policies in the USA? Do you realize that Greenspan had vastly more affect on our economy than Bush did during Bush's years as president? Do you realize that congress is responsible for all expenses in the United States much more so than the president? Its fantastic that Bush didn't make any progress on health care because the US federal government has a tendency to basically destroy anything they are trying to fix up.



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 08:46 AM
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All I know is that we are in an awful economic situation, and healthcare in this country is totally screwed. The status quo is not working, and the only unit capable of fixing it right now is unfortunately the government. So to me the risks of doing nothing are far greater than some raised taxes and a slight bit more socialized healthcare system. My parents lost a lot more money from the economic crash than they'll ever lose paying increased taxes.

Do tea party participants have any better solutions to our current problems? Or do they simply complain about "socialism" and Obama all the time? Thats all I see from these things, lots of complaining and no constructive criticism.



posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by Vipassana
reply to post by truthquest
 
My parents lost a lot more money from the economic crash than they'll ever lose paying increased taxes.

Do tea party participants have any better solutions to our current problems? Or do they simply complain about "socialism" and Obama all the time? Thats all I see from these things, lots of complaining and no constructive criticism.


Here is how I translate your statement:
Your parents lost a lot more money from the increased taxes than they'll ever lose paying increased taxes.

The economy went down the tubes as hard as it did because of the inflation tax. Do you realize inflation is a tax? The policies of the Federal Reserve were allowing the Federal Reserve to issue money then then went into the mortgage market, causing an increase in housing prices from 2000 to 2006. That was house price inflation. It was caused by the US government.

Lowering taxes DO SOMETHING to solve our problems. A solution you don't seem to have a problem with is to install more trouble-makers (increase government), while the tea-party solution is to fire them (decrease government).

Personally I'm participating in a group to start up currencies that compete with US Dollars. And that will be doing something to solve the problem. And anyone who isn't in such a group but is "doing something" is probably just making the problem worse unless what they are doing is participating in tax protests or something similar to that.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 01:43 AM
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S&F!


The Tea Party Express website, given at the top of the OP, has a lot of information about the bus route and the rallies that will be held along the way to D.C.

Another good site is 912DC.org.

This movement will co-incide with Congress' return to Washington from their August break/vacation.

A large and growing list of speakers and performers are listed on the websites.

Many Americans are fed up and frustrated, and intend to take this message to Washington. This is not soley a health care reform movement!! It is a protest against several things, including the size of gov't and a protest against current and future planned taxes such as Cap and Trade.

FOX News and CNN have covered the launch of the bus tour, which happened on Saturday from Sacramento. Beck has said that he will carry the progress of the march and the rallies.



posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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We will be there! 18 hour drive but it is a history lesson I don't want my children to miss!



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 09:40 AM
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Here's a livecam of the D.C. rallies happening today.

TrafficLand.com



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 09:56 AM
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Incredible stuff. I'm very proud of them.

A word of caution: Be prepared for other media sources to completely rip these people apart by calling them racist, extremists, rabid anti-Americans, etc.



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 10:31 AM
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Absolutely Trafficland... I came to ATS to show you what cams I found to watch live...

You beat me too it.

Great minds think alike...







Some people are saying 2 million may show up but that's far out of line.

I know that I saw at least 15-20K just in the live shots that are showing up (on CNN too...) I checked to see if CNN is watching. MSNBC is watching too.

 


Obama is at the XCEL Energy center 40 miles away in Minneapolis... Dunno why he'd want to be within a hundred miles of me!


OMG I'm getting creeped out.

Oh well, As long as it's not Pelosi. I've heard that her Negative Karmic Aura can stain the souls of others that get near her.

USA Tea Partiers FtW \o/ If I wasn't going to a wedding today ... I'd be in DC.

Edit: to make screen shot smaller


[edit on 9·12·09 by DrMattMaddix]

 


moved image - stretching page

[edit on 12/9/09 by masqua]



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 10:41 AM
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A word of caution: Be prepared for other media sources to completely rip these people apart by calling them racist, extremists, rabid anti-Americans, etc.


And don't forget the ultimate insult...Organized!

As if it's a bad word!



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 11:05 AM
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Nice to see some have woken up but they're about a half dozen years too late. Remember when Cheney said that debt doesn't matter? Oh well.



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 11:30 AM
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Rachel Maddow sums up my feelings about this march perfectly. If you can handle some truth, watch her segment on this topic in the link below:

Right wing fringe finds acceptance in GOP

Sept. 11: Mike Lux, CEO of Progressive Strategies, joins msnbc's Rachel Maddow to discuss the Republican Party's mainstream of the most extreme anti-government elements of their political base.

www.msnbc.msn.com...



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 11:30 AM
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For those interested...


Local DC stations...

4 NBC - what's on? Willa's Wild Life

5 FOX - what's on? Paid Programming

7 ABC - what's on? Paid Programming

9 CBS - what's on? US Open tennis..

While I can see the CBS commitment to national coverage of the tournament, what's with the rest of them? If the local DC stations aren't covering this, at least with some reports, who will?

Seems like quite a crowd up there from the traffic cam link Thks FB


I guess it will be just some canned reports for the news this evening?

Should we have expected a little more? Maybe it's just us here who even know of today's efforts?

 


edit to add
some live reports on FNC now... anyone seeing anything on any other cable news outlets?

[edit on 9/12/2009 by JacKatMtn]



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 11:49 AM
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From an earlier thread:




The Tea Party protests have become a partisan side show. I finally quit going to them when I found out Palin was invited to speak at an event and might even become the leader.

When the Tea Party protests started back in December of 2007 they were about monetary policy, ending the wars, and anti establishment protests.

Now we have right wing politicians joining in who go completely against the ideals of the protests itself. Do you remember how the tea party protests were covered before the election? The media agreed that it was firmly anti-establishment and about limited government, against the Federal Reserve and mainly monetary policy, FOX News called it un-american and claimed some in the movement were terrorist (remember this was when Bush was in office).

Now it's been turned into a tool, hijacked by the right to attack the dems, and if you can't see that then you need help because it's right there clear as day. Fox News is all for the tea partys now that Bush is out and Obama is in, and it gives the liberal media food to claim it's a bunch of far right loons who are just mad Obama got elected, (I don't prescribe to this opinion but you can see by the reasons i listed why the could say that) The tea party movement looked bi-partisan at first, now it's becoming partisan.

There needs to be a new movement that goes back to the traditional ideals of the movement, not what it is today. J

ust the fact that Fox News agrees with it now is enough to make me want to run away, I'm not going to be used as a tool by the left or right to further there propaganda. I don't like the right as much as I don't like the left, so quit using this movement to further your political game.



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 11:50 AM
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Based upon some of the pics I'm seeing around the internet, this crowd is HUGE. Even that two million estimate from Pelosi's office doesn't seem that crazy anymore.





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