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Boston’s Tax Day TEA Party: Up the revolution!

April 16, 2009
sign-photoPhotos courtesy of Amy Kelly

Contrary to what the so-called “mainstream media” reported, there were more than a “couple hundred” people at yesterday’s Tax Day TEA Party on Boston Common. A lot more. Like, say, a couple thousand people. And that doesn’t count the thousands who turned out for Michael Graham’s waterfront TEA Party later that afternoon.

Now, I hate to disillusion you, but I can’t help but wonder whether the media intentionally underestimated the turnout at these TEA Party events, while at the same time blowing out of all proportion Homeland Security warnings about “right wing extremists.” (For the uninitiated, a “right wing extremist” is anyone who has yet to accept Barack Obama as his/her personal savior.)

Far from being a sea of crazies, yesterday’s TEA (as in Taxed Enough Already) Party was an upbeat and orderly civil demonstration. Both speakers and attendees expressed their frustration at the arrogance of our public officials, who seem to view hardworking taxpayers as an unlimited blank check with which to fund their perpetual gravy train. WRONG! If yesterday’s protest was any indication, that government gravy train is about to reach the end of the line!

In addition to the signs shown in the photos above (courtesy of photographer extraordinaire Amy Kelly!), here are some of my favorite signs from yesterday:

“Don’t spread my wealth, spread my work ethic”

“What’s in YOUR wallet? MY money!”

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.”

That last quote comes, of course, from Thomas Jefferson — you know, our most hypocritical founding father who decried the evils of slavery while siring a bunch of his own with his wife’s half-sister/slave. “Do as I say, not as I do,” that was Tom’s motto. No wonder modern liberals are so crazy about him!


Jeff Beatty to debate John Kerry Monday at 8 p.m. on NECN

October 19, 2008

U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Beatty and John Kerry square off in the first of two debates Monday Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. on New England Cable News. After months of stalling, it seems, Sen. Kerry has managed to take time away from his cross-country campaigning for Obama to actually come home to Massachusetts — you remember where that is, right, Sen. Kerry? — to answer to his constituents.

Of course, as rotten luck would have it, the only televised Beatty-Kerry matchup will air opposite the Patriots game on Monday Night Football. Boy, poor Senator Kerry just can’t seem to catch a break, can he? First, Kerry’s 19-minute debate against primary challenger Ed O’Reilly airs on a Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and now his debate against Beatty goes up against a major primetime sporting event. The cynics among us might even suspect Kerry planned it that way to ensure that as few angry voters tune in as possible.

Kerry has reason to be afraid. No doubt Beatty — a Purple Heart recipient and former FBI and CIA agent –will come out swinging, holding Kerry accountable for his egregious record of taking $19 million in campaign contributions from the same Wall Street giants he voted to have his constituents bail out.

So, let’s review: Kerry — the richest member of Congress – spends 24 years selling his soul to Wall Street bigwigs and Washington lobbyists. When the you-know-what hits the fan, Kerry sells out his constituents again by voting to have struggling taxpayers bail out his millionaire Wall Street cronies. And while other congressmen at least make an effort to solve this financial crisis, Kerry goes traipsing around the country campaigning for a cabinet seat — uh, I mean campaigning for Obama. Yeah, that’s it, Obama.

Be afraid, Sen. Kerry. Be very afraid.

NECN’s debate will be followed by a one-hour radio debate scheduled to air Monday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. on WTKK 96.9 FM. Think Sen. “Cash and Kerry” had anything to do with that time slot?