Friday, February 27, 2009

Michigan Taxpayers' Tea Party

UPDATE: There is now a separate site dedicated to free-use Tea Party signs and slogans!  Visit Tea Party Signs to see them all.

Despite early morning sleet and rain, temperatures in the mid-20's, and just three day's notice, 300+ hardy souls gathered on the steps of our Capitol in Lansing to deliver tea bags, protest the SwindleUs bill, tax increases, and the general encroachment of government on our freedoms. Here are a few of the photos I took earlier today. If any of you has a picture of Grammy with her 'Stimulus Plan' sign, please let me know.

We didn't get much attention from the MSM, as you might expect. Here's a link to the story the Lansing State Journal has on their web site. If I find other coverage, I'll update later.

Crowd Shot, Ground Level

The 'Come & Take It' Guys

Kids in the Crowd. They will be paying for this!

Even the dogs were protesting!

Delivering the message on the Capitol steps.
Note the message on the middle sign - your KIDS will have to pay
for this mess!

A smart little girl!

Her very smart brother.

Organizer Joan Fabiano (left) speaks to the crowd.

Scott Hagerstrom, Michigan Director of Americans For Prosperity

Organizer Wendy Day

Nice crowd!

Leon Drolet (Michigan Taxpayers' Alliance) and Nick DeLeeuw (Right Michigan)
in the crowd... right in the middle of it all!

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