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Tea Party USA Watch: Party planning continues; Sen. DeMint: "People have to show that they're not going to take it anymore"

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 25, 2009 02:32 PM

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Lots of folks are only now hearing about the nationwide Tea Party events on Friday and beyond — as well as the pig roasts and anti-stimulus protests that paved the way for revolts across the country.

A reminder of the main resources for activists looking to join:

The New American Tea Party page from “a coalition of citizens and organizations concerned about the recent trend of fiscal recklessness in government…dedicated to the Washington, D.C. effort specifically sponsored by the American Spectator, the Heartland Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Prosperity, and the Young Conservatives Coalition” is here.

The #TCOT has a site here and #dontgo has a list of links to official Facebook Event (and some non-Facebook) pages for each confirmed Chicago Tea Party.

PJTV’s clearinghouse for protests is here.

On Twitter, search “#teaparty” for the most up-to-date organizational info.

Glenn Reynolds has links to protest info in Nashville, Houston, D.C., St. Louis, San Diego, Atlanta, Orlando, Kansas City, and Cleveland. Glenn also has a related poll.

Many readers have requested that I post their tea party info (and I know a lot of you don’t use Facebook, so I’ll post the time/date/location when I can). Some will be held this weekend. Others are planning into the summer. I’ll try and get to all the requests and will add to the list. Leave info on your neighborhood party in comments if you’ve got it.

Fiscal responsibility is the new counterculture!


Via WND: Sen. Jim DeMint says…

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., a staunch opponent of the federal government’s increase in size and spending legislated by President Obama’s stimulus package, has issued a call for Americans to stand up – literally – and take back their freedom.

“I would think it’s time to start thinking about peaceful demonstrations,” DeMint said in an interview with Georgia’s Augusta Chronicle. “The power of the people is there. Freedom is in the people’s hands right now, and it’s about to slip through.”



Sacramento… State Capitol Building, North Steps, L St. entrance, Sac., CA.When: Fri, Feb 27, 12pm – 1 pm.


Denver…East steps of the State Capitol, Feb 27, Friday at 10:00 a.m.


Orlando…February 27th Tea Party and March 21st.



Young Republicans of Pennsylvania, TCOT, SGP, and Don’tGo
Friday, February 27, 2009
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Market Square
Forbes Ave and Market St
Pittsburgh, PA

South Carolina:

Greenville, SC, Fri Feb 27, 6pm downtown on the Reedy River


Pass this to anyone you know in the Houston area.
The Houston Tea Party
Join us in Protesting the Stimulus Package No Taxation without Deliberation!
When: Friday, February 27, 2009
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Fondren Green at Discovery Green Park!!! Right in front of Amphitheatre!! http://www.discoverygreen.com/
City/Town: Houston, TX
Bring a sack lunch and a pitcher of iced tea to “share” with Porkulus.


“Cowboy Tea Party”
Date: 4th of July
Location: State Capitol , Cheyenne, WY
Time: High Noon
Info: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=56475332132

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