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April 15, 2009
Issaquah, Washington Tea Party!
Filed in: Current Affairs, Politics, Tax Policy

Nearest burgh for me is a little town East of Bellevue, Washington: Issaquah. Tea Party at noon today. I was surprised at the size of the crowd - maybe 300 or so. Lots of signs. Very nice and orderly for a bunch of right wing extremists. Folks drove by and honked horns which elicited loud cheers and there were a few chants of "Lower taxes", and "No more bailouts!". Even here in the bastion of liberalism we're havin' a Tea Party!

Pics:

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Right by a monument to freedom downtown...

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These folks are just too rowdy!

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"Give me liberty or give me debt!"

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Previous protests of this size in sleepy Issaquah? 0 Number of reporters? 0

Think I'll go to Seattle for the big one tonight...

In the meantime, when I say "Taxes", you say "No".

Me: "Taxes"

You: "No"

Me: "Taxes"

You: "No"

Me: "When I say "Freedom" you say "Yes".

Me: "Freedom!"

You: "Yes!"

Me: "Freedom!"

You: "Yes!"

&c...

Michelle Malkin has a great round up of Tea Parties across the country.

UPDATE: Maybe no reporters - but perhaps surveillance?



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I was too busy working to pay my taxes...

Posted by: Jan at Apr 15, 2009 5:59:50 PM

I meant, "so that I could" pay my taxes. Not that I was too busy to pay them. Whatever. I think I've got too many antihistamines in my system. :/

Posted by: Jan at Apr 15, 2009 6:01:20 PM

I'm sure Uncle Sam will be forgiving 'cause of the circumstances :)

You know, everyone I know that has any kind of allergy thing is really having a tough time this time around. So sorry...

Posted by: MC at Apr 15, 2009 6:12:36 PM

I have been active with the Oregon Tea Party since I live in Camas WA and I have not been able to find a Tea Party in Vancouver WA.

Sign me up!

Mike

Posted by: Mike Boyer at May 15, 2009 9:12:26 AM

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