Great turnout. I have a lot of thoughts on the Tea Party and Janet Napolitano’s pre-emptive strike with her right-wing extremism BS and what this thing is all about, but I am too busy working for that now. I just wanted to post some pictures that I took last night.
I made the cardinal error of neglecting to bring backup batteries for the camera and did not get as many pictures as I had hoped. Doh!
Do these people look like Janet Napolitano’s imaginary right wing extremists to you?
His pen was failing; hope he did not end up Mad As He.
Angry dangerous extremists? Perhaps dangerous to left wing tyrants…
I happen to have known this protestor for about 25 years. She is hardly a right wing extremist. But she is pissed.
This cute little thing has it right.
These are just regular people. But you have to really piss them off to get them to cart their tails all the way down to the gold dome. In my case it was over an hour drive to MARTA, then the ride downtown. It was worth it.
Packed in wall to wall over a block away from the real action. I never saw the live speakers myself, but the crowd was into it. They had a huge big screen that I could catch glimpses of through the sea of signs.
The acorn does not fall far from the tree, eh?
Are we that generation?
Now that Metallica song will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Liberty or Death! What we so proudly hail!
These guys cracked me up.
Unfortunately, I am not sure that there is a reliable test for seeing if someone is drunk on self-congratulatory false compassion.
I found this above photo at Instapundit.com, a reader had emailed this picture taken on Washington Street near the capitol… now I can see how they say that there were 15,000-20,000 people there. You can see the columns of the gold dome on the far right (no pun intended). I was about two blocks down and one block to the left of this picture and it was wall-to-wall fired up people. I wish that the Atlanta Tea Party had been held at a venue that could show the extent of the people, somewhere like Centennial Olympic Park (conveniently located next to CNN center). If anyone has an aerial shot of the Atlanta Tea Party I would love to get it.
BTW, do these look like dangerous extremists to you?
UPDATE: I really liked this picture, you can go see the blog post that contained it and other pics over at Lighthouse On The Right.