Tea Party…Pity Party

Apr 16, 2009 | Pop Culture/Politics | 11 comments

I must confess, and you may not believe this,  but I did not protest (in public) today.  (In private within this family visit I did plenty of bitching).   I’m down on the family farm and there is not a protest for 100 miles that I know of.  
It wasn’t supposed to be like this but we stayed here a couple extra days…I know there will be more Tea Parties July 4th but convincing the Mr. to shout about with a sign on the 4th of July may be difficult.  I am reading every ones blogs and seeing photos of protesters decked in Paul Revere outfits and the like and I am feeling positively left out and hypocritical…
In the meantime you should read Joni’s account at Old Centennial Farmhouse and this article from the Wall Street Journal.
Laura’s show was positively inspiring too.  Damn.  I am feeling like  looser.  Especially after the money we personally shelled out to our rat hole of a government today to pay our taxes.  
I don’t remember the last time I have ever felt so left out.  
Thank you so much to all of you who went.  I am indebted to you.

Vive la Revolution!  


  1. Berlin Deluxxe

    You do your part by letting all truths be known via blog 🙂

  2. Fifi Flowers

    YOU speak out all the time… that is taking part!

  3. Farmgirl Cyn

    I also feel a bit like a loser, as I could not participate. Austin (grandson) was home sick with the flu, and I could not leave the house. There were several in my area, so it would not have been a harship to travel. Perhaps the 4th of July we can get out there.

  4. Frippery

    You speak about what you feel on your blog.Sometimes speaking out is much harder than marching faceless in a crowd. We went to the tea party in Cincinnati yesterday but I don’t talk about politics on my blog. (So now who is hypocritical? umm probably me so don’t feel too indebted)I know you would have been there if you could. I haven’t seen other pics on the blogs but I will definitely check out your links.

  5. Joannah

    I feel like you do. Between work and not feeling so good yesterday (and today!) there was no way I could have made it to one of those rallies.

    But one of my friends did and she emailed her photos to me. I am so proud of her for taking the time to speak out.

  6. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    OH…Angela, but there IS SOMETHING you CAN do…

    Take those cute chickens of yours…

    And make them each a sign something like this:

    I’m three years old, and I’m brilliant, but I’m already in DEBT!

    Take a picture of each of them with their own sign….get or make many copies…send them to your representatives, congress, to the President….all of them.

    THAT is your OWN tea party!

  7. Bonjour Madame

    I did not get back in town in time to attend our tea party. Don’t feel bad. You voice your political views regularly and it reaches more people than you know. And you get to write more than will fit on one sign. It makes a big difference that you are brave enough to speak out.

  8. Kimberly

    I went to ours here in Denver. I’m just out in a suburb so the drive was quick. Took longer to find a place to park the car! It was neat. I even took my vintage thermos full of hot tea and my boys and I had our tea party picnic on the Capitol lawn.
    Next time!

  9. RobinfromCA

    I didn’t get to a tea party either but our daughter went to the one in Sacramento. Thousands of people there and they were from both parties because everyone in CA is sick to death of being taxed. (Of course they have to learn to say “no” to bond measures even if they “claim” to be for the schools.)

    You want to hear the ironic story of the day? At one point a “spokesperson” came out of the capitol building and asked them if they could be quiet because people were trying to work in there!

    I don’t know what is more humorous! That someone employed by the state of CA thinks they are actually working or that they completely missed the point of what a protest is all about!

    Anyway, keep up the good job spreading the word. I work for the public school system so I’m tame on my blog. 90% of my colleagues are on board with the other side. This requires tip toes.


  10. Amanda @ Serenity Now

    We went to a very small one in our town in the a.m. on the 15th with our two children (they had a blast waving their signs, although the baby had hers upside down). My husband and I drove to Richmond that evening to attend…with about 6,000 other people. It was inspiring and downright amazing. My favorite part was when they had a man “re-enact” Patrick Henry’s famous speech and at the end the entire crowd shouted “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.” It reverberated throughout the park…it was so cool! You certainly do your part here on your blog. 🙂

  11. Alexandra

    Hello, hope all is well on the farm, dear one.
    Hugs ~


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