Sacramento Tax Day Tea Party Photos and Video – April 15, 2010

April 16, 2010 at 5:37 am (Tea Party) (, , , , )

Even though I had a busy day at work, I’m lucky enough to work right by the Capitol, so I was able to get away for my lunch hour and attend an hour of the Tax Day Tea Party rally in Sacramento. Thankfully my hubby was able to stay the whole time. He took some great photos of what was yet another great event. I selected a few to include in large size, and the rest are thumbnails at the bottom of this post.

A few days after I first posted these pics, I got my act together and made a short video using some audio from the event. Here it is. Hope it gives you a sense of the atmosphere if you weren’t able to be there, and if you were, hope it helps reinvigorate your spirit to continue to voice your opinion.

I have to admit I am so heartened each and every time I go to a Tea Party rally. Gives me hope for the future–these days it’s just about the only thing that does. Hope you like the photos!

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Tea Party Express Send-Off Rally

August 29, 2009 at 12:14 am (Tea Party) (, , , )

I had the great privlege to attend the send-off rally for the Tea Party Express this afternoon at the Capitol in Sacramento, California. It was great being around like-minded folks–patriots and protestors at the same time.

Sure didn’t look astroturf-y to me. You can usually tell by the signs, so you be the judge and take a look at my pics of the event below and in my next post. This is truly a representation of the various types of signs.

 The only ones that looked pre-printed were brought by the farm labor folks, there to demand an end to the travesty of the water being cut off to our farms in the Central Valley, and all for the smelt (that’s what lies behind the many signs about fish, for those of you who might not be aware of this controversy in California). 

Pro-Farmer Signs at Tea Party Rally

Pro-Farmer Signs at the Tea Party Express Rally in Sacramento

Pro-Water Release Sign at Tea Party Express Rally in Sacramento

Pro-Water Release Sign at Tea Party Express Rally in Sacramento

Pro-Water Release Sign at Tea Party Express Rally in Sacramento

Pro-Water Release Sign at Tea Party Express Rally in Sacramento

The other thing that showed up on a lot of signs, and which those outside of California may not know about, is our lovely California Air Resources Board (CARB), and how it has been empowered to basically destroy all business in California that relies on engines of any kind (and what doesn’t?). I had to admit my heart soared at the many variations on the “Kill CARB” theme that I saw there–if we could get rid of that sickening agency, we’d go a long way toward restoring economic stability in this sorry state.

Anti-CARB Sign at Tea Party Express Rally in Sacramento

Anti-CARB Sign at Tea Party Express Rally in Sacramento

Anti-CARB Sign at Tea Party Express Rally in Sacramento

Anti-CARB Sign at Tea Party Express Rally in Sacramento

I’ll post the rest of my photos on their own in a second post after this one.

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