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Tax day tea parties in Kansas announced

Several tea party events have been announced for tax day, April 15, in Kansas. Cities include Wichita, Hutchinson, and Kansas City.

Tea party impact to be topic of panel

This Friday the Wichita Pachyderm Club features a panel discussion with panelists Susan Estes, Lynda Tyler, and Dion Lefler discussing the topic "What is the political impact, if any, of the Tea Party movement?" Estes is Field Director for Americans for Prosperity-Kansas; Tyler is head of Kansans for Liberty and organizer of the last two tea party events in Wichita, and Lefler is a Wichita Eagle reporter who often covers politics at several levels.

Tea party leaders analysis released

The Sam Adams Alliance, an organization that supports free market principles, has released a study that examines tea party leaders, their thoughts, and their motivations. It found that many tea party leaders are new to political activism, and having experienced empowerment, are ready to move to the next step of activism. "This is their time to act," the report concludes.

Kansas news digest

News from alternative media around Kansas for February 22, 2010.

Wichita’s tea party critics examined

On Wednesday, the Tea Party Express stopped in Wichita for a rally. Quite a few people attended -- more on that in a moment -- and the reaction to the event by Wichita's Left perhaps says more about them than the protesters.

Tea Party Express in Wichita a success

Today a large crowd -- some people estimated the crowd at 1,500 to 1,700 -- gathered on a beautiful fall day in Wichita for a stop of the Tea Party Express. The crowd enjoyed speeches and music. About 30 motorcyclists escorted the bus to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Tea Party Express in Wichita

Wednesday, November 4, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in the parking lot of Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, Sycamore and Maple Streets in Wichita. This is a…

Wichita tea party paid its expenses

After Friday's American Tea party in Wichita, complaints rolled in. The Wichita Eagle article reporting on the event drew over 200 comments, many complaining about one or another aspect of over 700 people gathering for a peaceful event.

In particular, the squawking of one member of the Kansas House of Representatives only revealed the ignorance of the speaker in his attempt at finding irony. As reported on the Wichita Eagle's editorial blog: "'We need taxes to support their protests.' -- Rep. Dale Swenson, D-Wichita, about how Friday’s anti-tax tea party was held at the county-owned and taxpayer-supported Sedgwick County Park."

Wichita tea party more than protest

This Friday, August 28, Wichita's having another tea party. This event seems more like a carnival or fair, although the spirit of protest and discontent -- especially regarding the proposed energy and health care bills -- will likely be on display.

Tea party event planned in Wichita

Kansans for Liberty presents

An American Tea Party

September 11, 2009, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas

Rasmussen: 51% View Tea Parties Favorably, Political Class Strongly Disagrees

Fifty-one percent (51%) of Americans have a favorable view of the "tea parties" held nationwide last week, including 32% who say their view of the events is Very favorable. ... While half the nation has a favorable opinion of last Wednesday’s events, the nation’s Political Class has a much dimmer view—just 13% of the political elite offered even a somewhat favorable assessment while 81% said the opposite. Among the Political Class, not a single survey respondent said they had a Very Favorable opinion of the events while 60% shared a Very Unfavorable assessment. ... David Axelrod, a top adviser to President Obama, on Sunday characterized the protests in dozens of cities on the day federal income taxes are due as potentially "unhealthy."

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