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15 April 2009


Russ Steele


Great recap. According the Fox News there were 2,300 Tea Parties and Pajama TV estimates there were 208,058 participants in the Tea Parties across the nation. The mountain grows larger, but want is the next step?

John S

What an event!
I attended and I peg the crowd at several thousand, it was much more than a casual group of protestors.
I found the crowd very respectful of each other, mad as hell about the government, but it was a very safe place to be.
Kudos to Mark Meckler for putting this whole thing together. When a small group from our little community can do this you know there has got to be a huge number out there that are mad as hell.
It's not just taxes as they are right now, it's what is happening all around us and what we see for our near future. Our legislators are out of control. They need to stop. We need to clean house and get them the hell out of there before they really damage our State and Federal government.
Lots of interesting signs. Like, "Wake up America and smell the Socialism"
Right now I don't think our legislators are even thinking about if it is Socialism or anything, they are just thinking that there are things they have wanted to do for many years and they have got to do them now before anyone has the time to figure it out.
If there was ever a time to wake up, it is right now.

George Rebane

Agreed. Well said John.

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Sorry I missed the fun. I was stuck in a classroom in Rancho Cordova trying to get my slow grey cells to come to grips with REXX programming. Caroline and I did watch Neil Cavuto's show as well as some of the action from the Alamo on Glen Beck's show. I'm sure the extra security was put in place in case there was a counter-mob. As much as I am with you and your concerns for our nation, I'm afraid it was the demonstrators who are missing the point. According to the results of a recent poll, echoed by my own observations of my fellow workers as well as casual trolling of letters to the editors and such, it seems that most Americans now believe that socialism would be a good thing. "Warning them" of something that they want is pretty pointless. As I've written in this space before, the Left has done it's job well as to the brain-washing of several generations of folks who now have no knowledge of the principles of our nation's founding as well as any clue as to the workings of free-market capitalism. Add to that the sloth that comes with our style of life in the age of machines,computers and high-tech gizmos, and you have a populace ready for the "easy" way of an oppressive government. "Please do our thinking for us!" they cry. Life has indeed become complex. The various arenas of science, politics, current events and technology to name just a few, have become overwhelming to a nation of of folks that can barely come to grips with the change over to digital TV. As a Christian, I could add even more to the list of reasons that we are a declining civilization. We still have the freedom to speak out and warn as we can, but I think it best to try to change the way we educate our children and young adults. By the time it comes to national politics, the war is lost. The "right" to "free" medical care, housing and so forth, is a given to most folks and anyone who dissents is viewed as an un-caring ogre. As a nation, we have already embraced solidly socialistic programs for so long, that the final mopping up is all that is left. This may seem a dismal and beaten attitude, but our house remains a cheerful and positive one. Speak out as you can and show the way with a smile on your face and a willing hand to lend help to those who need it.

Dixie Redfearn

I love the way you use pix and graphics on your Web site! Can you teach me?

George Rebane

No problem, we'll talk at the Rotary Radio Auction this weekend. (Dixie writes the popular Dixie Fix blog covering Nevada County happenings in her own inimitable way. RR has a permanent link to it on the right.)

Mikey McD

Dear IRS,
I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April 15, but all is not lost.

I have paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle license registration tax, capitol gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Washington property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Washington and New Mexico sales tax, and many more that I cant recall but I have run out of space and money.

When you do not receive my check April 15, just know that it is an honest mistake. Please treat me the same way you treated Congressmen Charles Rangel, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Daschle and, of course, your boss Timothy Geithner. No penalties and no interest.

P.S. I will make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check.



Thanks for the article. You cover it so well it feels like being there.
I'll make the next one. Especially if it happens to be a Green Tea Party.

Duckie Narveson

I love these pics... And you're guts. I don't want to add to my dossier but then what do I really have to lose except the rest of my retirement investment? Big gov't will take care of me... Think another thought Duckie! I think I've joined the 'expendables'.

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