April 14, 2009

Denver Tea Party: Monday Update; Rallies Scheduled Around Colorado On April 15

**UPDATE 3 April 13, 2010: People's Press Collective and Denver Tea Party will have complete coverage and listings/info from around the state, and will be providing LIVESTREAMING of the Denver Tax Day Tea Party this Thursday.

**Scroll for Tax Day Tea Party dates, times, and locations from around Colorado . . . more updates/information as rally approaches

**Update 2--An avowedly non-partisan Tea Party in Denver says organizer Brian Campbell, who appeared on Neil Cavuto's Fox News show on Monday:
Campbell emphasized that the "Tea Party" movement is non-partisan, especially in Denver, where hundreds of protesters turned out in February, representing all sides of the political spectrum, and at least four different political parties.

"[At the first rally] we had people from every party and non-affiliated," said Campbell. "It's definitely not a partisan event...we've made sure that party will not be mentioned at this [rally] and that speakers will not stump speak. It's definitely grass roots and it's going to stay that way."
Organizers predict 3000-5000 will attend Denver's rally alone.

**Update 1--developing--more information on Tea Party "crashers" and backlash from the Left including charges that Tea Parties are nothing more than "the white man's protest":
Tomorrow, my husband and I will be venturing into the wilds disguised as a news crew to do some in person interviewers with teabaggers here in Rhode Island (if we can find any). We’ve got some questions lined up to ask, but I’d love to get suggestions!

The great thing about owning professional video equipment is that armed with it, you can pass yourself off as being a professional news crew pretty easily.

So tomorrow, “WSFR” is going to send a cameraman and on air news personality out into the field to cover this “teabagging” phenomenon.

We’re going to ask open ended questions that seem to have a slight conservative bent to (hopefully) get them to open up and just start ranting. Then, we take any examples of racism, hatred, ignorance, and stupidity that we catch on camera and make a little movie out of it. Probably a YouTube special.

Here’s the list we have so far

* What are you celebrating (The Boston Tea Party), and can you explain its historical relevance? [We're hoping to get some hilarious flubs from this one]

* Is this your first time teabagging? [OK, so, a juvenile one, but worth it]

* Do you approve of Michael Steele’s plan to expand the GOP through a “hip-hop urban-suburban marketing strategy”? [hoping to get some juicy racist stuff from this question]

* (as an intentional misunderstanding/follow up, presuming that someone complains about wasteful government spending) “So you disapprove of your tax dollars going to the Iraq War?” [should elicit some confusion]

Anyways, it’s a start… but I’d love to have some suggestions for questions that sound fine, but should prompt an outpouring of crazy.

Thanks in advance, and I’ll be sure to post a link to the finished video when it’s available!
Forewarned is forearmed.

Extensive April 15 Tax Day Tea Party blogging--touching on speakers, themes, and leftist attempts to hijack, sabotage, infiltrate, discredit, and smear Tax Day Tea Party efforts. Michelle Malkin has an update on the expected "race card" trope, and another blogger notes that the left really does feel the "threat" of pro-liberty crowds eager to demonstrate on behalf of limited government, freedom, and the free market, and are breaking out the Alinsky playbook to knock the movement down. Heck, the Tea Parties are the new "Weather Underground"--a "dangerous terrorist network."

There are at least 500 rallies planned nationwide. Michelle Malkin and Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit have led the way in Tea Party-related reporting and blogging on the rallies that have recently transpired, as well as comprehensive coverage of those planned this week.

Where will you be on April 15?

Not a "grassroots" movement? Take a look at "tea party"-related sales.

Tentative Denver schedule and signup:
Denver, west steps of state Capitol on Lincoln:

10:00 Volunteers arrive, Setup
11:00 Speaker Meet & Greet
Bubbafly Barney performing early American patriotic song
11:00 Tea Bag Sign Up Begins, Send a pink slip to your officials, Join Hear US Now! sign up!
12:00 Greeting by MC Brian T Campbell, Sr
12:05 Pledge of Alegiance - Led by Brian T Campbell, Sr.
Castle Capella's Patriotic Singing
Guest Speaker - Gunny Bob
Guest Speaker - Tom Lucero
Bubbafly Barney performing early American patriotic song
Guest Speaker - Jon Caldara, The Independence Institute
Guest Speaker - Mike Kopp, CO State Senator
Bubbafly Barney performing early American patriotic song
Guest Speaker - Rob McNealy
Special Guest Speaker - Josh Penry, CO State Senate Minority Leader
Bubbafly Barney performing early American patriotic song
Guest Speaker - Keith Peterson
Guest Speaker - Ken Buck, Weld County District Attorney
Bubbafly Barney performing early American patriotic song
Additional speakers are in the works, we will update you
as they are confirmed!
Not everyone is in the Denver metro area, and many other rallies have been scheduled (note--not all are scheduled for Wednesday):
Archuleta County
City: Pagosa Springs
When: April 15, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Victoria's Parlor

El Paso County
City: Colorado Springs
When: April 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Where: Acacia Park at 225 N Nevada

Routt County
City: Steamboat Springs
When: April 15, 12 noon
Where: County Courthouse Lawn

Mesa County
City: Grand Junction
When: April 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Where: Soccer stadium at 12th Street and North Avenue, corner across from Mesa State College

Larimer County
City: Fort Collins
When: April 15, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Fort Collins City Hall, 300 Laporte Avenue

City: Loveland
When: April 15, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: 205 E Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537

Weld County
City: Greeley
When: April 18, 11am – 2pm
Where: Bittersweet Park at 35th Ave. and 11th St.

Pueblo County
City: Pueblo
When: April 15, 4:00 pm
Where: Pueblo County Courthouse, 215 W. 10th St.

Fremont County
City: Cañon City
When: April 11, 12:00 pm
Where: Veterans Park
Other cities as of Monday include (note--not all are scheduled for Wednesday):
When: April 15, 12:00pm
Where: In front of the County Court House

When: April 18, 12:30 p.m. until …
Where: on the front steps of the county courthouse

When: April 15, 12:00 Noon
Where: Rotary Park, 1565 E. 2nd Ave Durango, 81301

When: April 15, 5:00 pm
Where: Huerfano County Courthouse, 401 Main St.

Woodland Park
When: April 15, 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm
Where: 12 Noon — In front of City Hall (220 W. South Ave)
4PM — In front of the old Martini Hut (209 E. Midland Ave)

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