Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Boston and Worcester Tea Parties

Yesterday was a great day at the Boston Tea Party that took place on the Boston Common across from the State House. I arrived in Boston with my assistant Dave at about 10:30 AM. There were about 75-100 people present at that time. Within an hour there were hundreds.

From 12 noon to 3:00 PM there were about 1500-2000 in attendance. The event was pretty well organzied with the exception of the sound system which consisted of megaphones, which led to very low audio if you were way in the back of the crowd.

The crowd was very well behaved and loud and vocal at the same time, with chants of "Dump Barney" echoing through the crowd as well as other chants about Turnpike tolls, Obama, etc..

A lot of credit should be given to Corie Whalen (pictured below in pink scarf), a college student, who with others help, organized this event.

Jay Are with Tea party Participant Who Wants to Send Obama A Message

Poor Elmo..My Grandaughter Would Have Been Devaststed If She Saw Him Here Like This

Then it was on to the Worcester Tea Party where I was very surprised to find between 1000 and 1500 in attendance and a very well organized presentation with a good sound system. Again a very well behaved but loud and vocal crowd interacting with the speakers at the event. All through the event from 4-6PM you could hear car horns honking approval of the Tea Party participants.

A Sea Of Attendees At The Worcester Tea party

Jay Are Looks Down At The Crowd Of Tea Party Attendees At Worcester Auditorium

Jay In Front Of One Of The Props At The Worcester Tea Party

More Photos of The Boston and Worcester Tea Slideshow

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tea Party on Tax Day


BOSTON-- While there are over 1600 tea parties planned around the nation for this coming tax day, April 15, one of the largest and certainly the most symbolic will be held in Boston. Thousands of participants are anticipated to gather to hear some of the nation's leading public policy leaders address why our federal government's policies of excessive economic micromanagement, punitive taxation, and unprecedented wasteful spending are proving damaging to American freedom.

The Boston Tea Party on Tax Day will be held:

Date: Wednesday April 15, 2009
Time: 11am ET to 9pm ET (speakers can be heard from noon to 2pm ET)
Location: Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston

From noon to 2pm, the following speakers will address the Boston Tax Day Tea Party, which will be emceed by WRKO Radio host Todd Feinburg:

**Jim Stergios, Executive Director, Pioneer Institute
**Massachusetts State Senator Bob Hedlund (R-Weymouth)
**Barry Hinckley, Fair Tax
**David Tuerck, Beacon Hill Institute
**Carla Howell, Center for Small Government
**Chip Faulkner, Citizens for Limited Taxation
**Michael Johns, national conservative leader and former White House speechwriter and Heritage Foundation policy analyst
**Brad Marston, Foundation for Conservative Solutions
**Sheridan Folger, Sovereignty Alliance

The event, which is expected to feature prominently in national media coverage of the Tax Day Tea Parties, is open to the public and media.

There will also be a Tea Party in Worcester in front of the Auditorium at Lincoln Sq from 4 to 6 PM and one in Leominster from 4 to 8 PM.

I will be in attendance at the Boston Tea party and also later at the Worcester Tea Party conducting interviews with people for Talk Show America, hope to see you there.

Other Tea Parties Around The Country: