Friday, April 17, 2009

Sarasota Tea Party, Lakewood Ranch, Ed's Tavern

Here's my images of the last hour of the Sarasota Tea Party in Lakewood Ranch at Ed's Tavern. Being off the beaten track a bit, it was more than I expected. Totally different than the sign-waving in front of Marina Jack's, this gathering had lots of citizen speakers, first-time protestors, a large PajamasTV video screen, and good beer! Samuel Adams would be proud!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sarasota Tea Parties

There were two Tea Parties in Sarasota that I know of. I arrived at both of them rather late, because I was y'know, working, and meeting with my accountant after hours upon hours of annual tax prep. I'll never get those hours back. (See the FairTax for a better way)

Anyway, I took some pictures, not award winning stuff, but the 2 images I saw in our local fish-wrapper were terrible, IMO, with hardly any people in them, so maybe these will give a better sense of these Sarasota Tea Partys. Or maybe not, cuz like I said, I got there really late, and a lotta folks had already left.

First up...on 41 in front of Marina Jack's, in front of the Eternal Kiss(?) sailor statue:

Ok, let's try this again...

Ya, there's a big gap between my last post and this one. That's because I got sick of the direction in which the election was heading. The whole thing was upsetting, and like my pappy, I get quiet when I get upset.

...don't get me wrong, I'm still upset, but I see a fighting spirit arising from the majority middle. I sense a lot of "buyer's remorse", and the great success of the Tea Partys yesterday inspired me to join the underdogs, and fight for the America I believe in. So I'll post occassional thoughts and pictures here we'll see how it goes...

It was said during the 2008 Presidential Election that "restless independents" would decide the election. We didn't, but maybe we can have a positive influence on the upcoming elections. And according to the new report put out by the DHS, I'm already considered a "right wing extremist" because I don't agree with Hussein's leftist policies, so why stay quiet now?