Wichita tea party

After the tea party

The tea parties across the nation on tax day were a great start. Now is the time to start taking action. Groups like American Majority exist to help candidates and activists. In particular, American Majority offers quality training events that train the people we need to run for office, or to help run campaigns, or to be activists. Let's not let the enthusiasm generated by the tea parties die. Read about American Majority's plans by clicking on American Majority President sets the stage for After The Tea Party with Neil Cavuto. Watch video below.
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Michelle Malkin on bloggers and tea party reaction

Saturday in Northbrook, Illinois, about 300 people gathered to attend an awards ceremony presented by the Sam Adams Alliance. One of the presenters was Michelle Malkin, who has been at the forefront of blogging for a long time. She's also been involved in the recent tea party movement. In her remarks (introducing my friend Chad Everson as winner of the best state blogger award), she talked about the differences between traditional news media and blogging. "I have watched as the dinosaur media strains and groans in the face of competition from citizen journalists and citizen bloggers," she said. Often these…
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The idiocy of Janeane Garofalo

Were tea party protesters a bunch of racist rednecks who hate having a black man in the White House? I guess it depends on who you talk to. It's been reported widely for the past few days, so this is sort of old news. But Janeane Garofalo, who in some quarters is considered sage, offered this wisdom in an appearance on MSNBC television: JANEANE GAROFALO: Thank you. You know, there's nothing more interesting than seeing a bunch of racists become confused and angry at a speech they're not quite certain what he's saying. It sounds right and then it doesn't…
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Wichita tax day tea party a success

Yesterday several thousand Wichitans and folks from all over Kansas met on a windswept field to register their discontent with Washington policies. The crowd heard from some great speakers, some of which you can see at the WichitaLiberty YouTube channel. Citizens had opinions, too. Common themes of frustration included too much spending, pork-barrel spending, and too much taxes. Critics of the tea parties wonder why people are protesting against taxes now, just as President Obama is cutting taxes for the middle class. I think that people realize the tax cut is just an illusion. As long as the government keeps…
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Video from Wichita tea party

Some video from the Wichita tax day tea party: Cheryl Green: "More taxes are coming!" Tea party organizer Nancy Armstrong. Citizens speak. United States Senator Sam Brownback. Kansas senator Susan Wagle. Vicki Holland Tiahrt. Shari Weber speaks about AfterTheTeaParty.com. A look at the humanity and the wind.
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Kansas tea party coverage

'Tea party' rally attracts 1,000 in Wichita (Wichita Eagle) "Cheryl Green donned a Paul Revere uniform Wednesday and rode on horseback through the fringes of the crowd at a taxpayer 'tea party' to protest the federal economic stimulus package. 'More taxes are coming! More taxes are coming!' Green shouted before climbing onto a stage in a field in west Wichita to address about 1,000 people who attended the event." Pottawatomie County Tea Party (Kansas Meadowlark) "Pottawatomie County held one of the first Kansas Tea Parties as about 80 to 85 met on the steps of the Court House in Westmoreland…
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El Dorado, Kansas tax day tea party

Here's a citizen report from Debbie Luper about the tax day tea party protest in El Dorado, Kansas: The El Dorado TEA Party was held at the historic El Dorado Courthouse from 5 pm - 6 pm. We had a crowd of 175+ (plus lots of kids and 2 dogs ;0). The crowd was an excellent cross-section of families, young people, seniors, elected officials, men and women. Vicki Tiahrt gave a fiesty, dynamic speech after whisking in from the Salina and Emporia rallies and then hurried off to the Wichita TEA Party. Senator Ty Masterson left no questions about where…
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Here’s something to do after the tea party

Shari Weber of American Majority talks about AfterTheTeaParty.com, an effort to build on the enthusiasm and momentum generated by the tea parties across the country. "American Majority can train you for the next steps once the party is over and the real work begins!"
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Wichita tea party updates

Tonight many people stopped by Spangle's restaurant at Kellogg and Broadway and joined in the signmaking party. Some great signs will be at the protest, not to mention the decorated plungers. (Flush twice, it's a long way to Washington, or, it's time to unclog the system.) Organizers report that over 700 people have registered to attend the event in Wichita. Registration is not required, but it helps the organizers plan. You can register by clicking on Wichita tea party registration. Parking has been a concern ever since it became apparent that so many people were interested in attending. Now there's…
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Wichita tea party signmaking

Earlier this evening Wichitans gathered to make sign for Wednesday's tax day tea party protest. For more photos click on Wichita tea party signmaking photos or slideshow. For more information about the protest to be held in Wichita on April 15, click on Wichita tea party.
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Why attend a tax day tea party protest?

This Wednesday, citizens across the country will attend tax day tea party protests across the country. Why should you attend a tax day tea party protest in your town? After all, it seems a little counter-intuitive. Isn't the stimulus for our own good? Some have pointed out that President Obama has promised a tax cut for middle-class Americans. So in effect, we're protesting against something that benefits us -- at least the middle-class protesters. This only serves to illustrate the greed and selfishness of the left. Instead, tea party protesters are concerned about the future of our country for everyone…
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Tea party sign ideas

I think one of these is my original idea. The rest are borrowed or stolen. Liberty: All the stimulus we need Stimulus: the audacity of dopes Give me liberty, not debt Don't stimulate ... liberate Born free, but taxed to death Cut taxes, not deals Taxed Enough Already Free Markets, Not Free Loaders I am not your ATM Washington: You have run out of our money Read the bill Legislate … Don’t Stimulate! No more pork! I’ll keep my freedom. You keep the change. Give me liberty ... or a big screen TV. Say NO to generational theft! Pork =…
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Tea Party Resources

For more information about the Wichita tax day tea party, click on wichitateaparty.com. In particular, the invitation is at Wichita Tea Party on Tax Day. There's a sign-making party on Monday; see Wichita tea party sign-making party. Information on other tea parties in Kansas is maintained at a few other places. Try Additional Statewide Taxpayer Tea Parties and Tax Day Tea Party, Kansas page. Nationwide sites with tea party information include Tax Day Tea Party.
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Articles of Interest

Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, Obama on education, tea parties, federal reserve Who investigates Carol Williams? (James Meier in Kansas Liberty, a subscription service) Does the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission benefit from a catch-22 in the law? "The moment you walk in this door and file a complaint, you are prohibited by law, a class A misdemeanor, of discussing the fact that you walked in here and gave us that complaint." -- Carol Williams, Executive Director, Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. "But what happens when the Ethics Commission doesn’t follow the law? ... Who investigates Williams for disclosing investigations to the press?…
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What will you do after the tea party?

Across the nation, people are planning tea party protests next Wednesday April 15. These protests are sure to attract many people and garner media coverage. At the Wichita tea party we expect hundreds to attend. That's fine for that one day. But to create change in our country, there must be sustained activism. That's hard to do. It requires a variety of things, one of which is knowing what to do. That's where groups like American Majority can help. This group -- national in scope with a strong and active presence in Kansas -- provides training for candidates and activists.…
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