Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thousands Turn Out for Kickoff of Tea Party Express II


Thousands have turned out in beautiful San Diego for the kickoff rally for the Tea Party Express! It's an amazing crowd, and we're right on the water with the USS Midway as our backdrop.


Wow - folks this is incredible. To those in the media or on the political Left who keep insisting the tea party movement is dead, or its astroturf, etc... well the people of San Diego have turned out and spoken a message loud and clear: WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK!




UPDATE: You can see a slideshow of photos taken by local supporter Neil Turner - VIEW SLIDESHOW HERE.
UPDATE 2: The San Diego Union-Tribune has a report on the event. Read it - HERE.
UPDATE 3: And a report from one of the southern California NBC affiliates - HERE.
UPDATE 4: Here's the report from KFMB CBS San Diego - HERE.
UPDATE 5: San Diego News Network has a report on the rally - HERE.
UPDATE 6: Newsblaze update on San Diego rally - HERE.

39 comments:

  1. I will be in Hollywood (Griffith Park)to meet you! -- Alex, Outreach New Media

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  2. The Tea Party Express will be in History Books children will study for years and years for that reason we must maintain high Character and Integrity as the world will be watching and listening to our approach to "TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY".

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  3. Way to go San Diego! I'll be jumpin onboard in Portland Oregon and follow along to Puyallup!

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  4. God bless all.
    Don't back down.
    Citizen Wells

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  5. awsome Oklahoma City Nov 4th 6pm everyone come and invite your friends.

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  6. Great kick off...we will see you in Birmingham or Atlanta. We came to Louisville last time and it was great. Washington...you had better be listening to us!! We do mean business...

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  7. I have no problem paying federal taxes. I find it strange that people from states that benefit from federal taxes, are the first to complain. Your movement reminds me of adolescents, incapable of seeing the big economic picture and biting the hand that feeds you. Have you driven over any large infastructure lately, such as a bridge? (federaly subsidized). How about water from your tap? Do tornadoes or floods affect you? Do you really think your local or state municipality could handle that? Any person over 65 collecting Medicare? That is federal also. Are you really afraid of socialist policies? Truth is, your life would be economically ruined without them. But I understand it feels like a club -- teenagers love clubs -- grow up.

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  8. Michael, Have you noticed that the Federal Government spends more than it takes in? How long can that last until there is a breaking point? It's time to Stop. Period!

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  9. REID has made millions of dollars by voting the way he is told; money is the name of the game in Politics. We can’t stop Politicians from taking money under the table, but we can stop CORRUPT POLITICIANS from getting to the table.

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  10. Michael...The bridge here in SD was paid for by tolls paid mostly by the military going over in North Island. Water from my tap...paid for by me to the water co., not the federal gov't. Guess what? I am grown up and can think for myself without the gov't telling me what to do. Thank you.

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  11. We'll be attending TPEII in SPOKANE, WA on Halloween, Saturday 31Oct, 2p. Its a 3.5 hr drive and well worth the time -- wouldn't miss it unless I'm dead. I attended San Antonio & Dallas in Sep and this one will be bigger and better!! WE are no longer 'fringe'. We are THE MAINSTREAM, and not to be ignored any longer. This is our opportunity to express our 1st Amendment Rights for liberty and freedom... ~~ Be there for America today, so it won't be Amerika tomorrow!

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  12. I think Michael is one of those that doesn't know how to balance a checkbook. The gov't is paying out far more than is has or could possible take in in even our great grand childrens's future. Do you normally buy things you don't have moeny for, Michael?

    Proud to be from San Diego and proud of the Tea Party movement.

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  13. Michael probably is on welfare or has a government job and can't make it in the private sector. The bridges,roads,and water are supposed to be paid out of the taxes we have paid. We don't support people who bomb Iseral and than we run over with $900 million,of our tax dollars, to the very people who caused the damage. We don't wish to pay for abortion. That's a private matter and should be paid by the people who get pregnant, other than abortion by people who have been raped.

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  14. we will be there oct 31 in the tricities wash. cant wait to show our support for the tea party movement and to take back our country!!

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  15. I believe we the ppl have spoken and have decided it is time to take back our country so mayGod bless america again! GOD BLESS THE TEA PARTY.

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  16. So sorry I missed it. I will hook up with you in Los Angeles and join the tour to promote the Anti-Sheepitization Movement. Check it out! http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Sheep-No-Longer-The-Anti-Sheepitization-Movement/157418240668?ref=nf

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  17. I will watch for one in our area..look forward to taking a stand with all those who have and continue to speak out.

    This is about many different issues. If I must choose one to make a statemnet, here goes: In all my lifetime I have never felt my freedom threatened. I took it for granted. I now feel all those freedoms are beginning to [no slowly] be snatched from us . IT'S REAL. iT SEEMS AS THOUGHT THE PRESIDENT OF CHANGE and his cronies are set on erasing everything that is AMERICAN..

    I do not think it matters WHAT WE THE PEOPLE THINK ON ANY OF THESE BIG ISSUES..THIS ADMINISTRATION along with inept and/or corrupt congress are going to do [one way or another] WHAT THEY DEEM TO BE RIGHT FOR THE [PEASANTS] THEY RULE...NOT SERVE.

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  18. I was privileged and PROUD to attend the kick-off of the second Tea Party Express. I say privileged because it is our First Amendment that still gives me the freedom to peaceful assembly. With the direction the current administration is going, how much longer will it be before We The People will not be allowed to do that. They are already working on trying to shut down free speech through the 'Fairness Doctrine'. I only regret that there were not thousands more at the event today. For a large military community, it would have been great to see sailors and marines attending in uniform. I wore my 'U.S. Navy CPO Retired' ball cap proudly. Let's take back our country and put it back to what the Founding Fathers really intended it to be.

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  19. I'm waiting for the bus to make it's way out here to Fort Collins & Denver Colorado. We have a very large crowd ready and willing to greet the bus ans show the country our support.

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  20. Every Signer of the Declaration of Independence Pledged His Life, Fortune, and Sacred Honor. They all knew that the English King would brand them all as traitors, hunt them down, seize their property, and in the end face jail or execution. Each and every one of them knew in their hearts that the Price of Freedom would only come with sacrifice. Today we face a different kind of King if you will. Big Government, Bigger and more involved with our lives than every before. Expanding its powers in the Name of the Kingdom for “the Good of the State”, seizing private businesses, bailing out anyone and everyone with the idea that this would redistribute wealth in America. The State control over our Health System, Banking, and Insurance, and even how much someone can earn. Mountains of debt with taxes to come that will enslave us and our children under the tyranny of Big Government and its appetite for more and more of our money to spend which means more power and control over each of us. You don't have to be a Tea Party member to see that what is happening is wrong. You just have to stand up and be counted, write a letter, send an E-mail call or fax those who represent us that you are a Patriot like those signers of the Declaration of Independence who Pledged your Life, Fortune and Sacred Honor to be free from this King we now call Big Government.

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  21. Obama Care it's not what you think and everything you fear.

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  22. Read The Constitution: What does it say the Federal Government should do with our Tax Money it got through the 16th Amendment.
    This bunch in the White House has gone beyond Hope and Change to printing money not backed by anything.
    Depresssed Economy/NO JOBS* Inflated Monetary* Communist /Socialist all those things Democrats are shoving in our faces.
    No Thanks.
    I contributed to the Tea Party ExpressII.

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  23. You guys ROCK! MICHEAL: I've been working HARD and paying taxes for 35 years. I'm broke. It's not that I didn't work or pay my fair share. They just kept taking and taking and taking. It's legalized extortion plain and simple. I'll be the first one to pay my taxes to pay for my streets, bridges, roads. I HAVE paid money for those things but now they say they don't have any money for those things so they need MORE taxes. It's nuts. NOW WE ARE BUYING FREE CELLPHONES FOR WELFARE PEOPLE. YES IT'S TRUE!! Plus 70 FREE minutes per month. I never purchased a cellphone, I could NOT afford it. I had to pay TAXES ON EVERYTHING ELSE I DID FROM THE MOMENT I WOKE UP AND CAME HOME FROM WORK. Tax tax tax tax tax. Now we have a great thing going on in D.C. They don't even give a DAMN.

    GO GET 'EM TEAPARTIERS!!!!! MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!

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  24. WOW! What a beautiful day and a terrific turnout! I so wanted to be there but at 11:30 I was stuck on Harbor Drive because the traffic heading there was so thick. Gave up because I knew I wouldn't find a place to park in time to join. So, instead, I'll contribute yet another $25.00 to this wonderful grass-roots activism.

    The photos were excellent - I saw a sign saying "the Constitution - the 'other' document they never read!" which I plan to borrow for my email signature.

    Kudos to all those aho joined the celebration!

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  25. If all the "partiers" cared about was "balancing the checkbook" most people wouldn't object to them so much. However, they go much further than that, including among their ranks (and the ranks of their leadership) libertarians including Randroids. The vast majority of Americans have soundly rejected the libertarians, so any idea that the "parties" are going to be widely popular is as much a (bad) dream as the LP winning elections above the city council level (have they even won any of those?)

    Not only are the "partiers" using RonPaul-like ideology, but they're using that campaign's failed techniques of dress-up games, street protests, and so on. The "partiers" just aren't intelligent enough to do things in a smarter way.

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  26. Democrat Politicians has saddened their Party in this 111th Congress showing disrespect, using threats, and turning their heads not listening to the opinions of the voters. This Democrat Party has changed into members of the Communist Party when Harry Reid threatens to use the Communist Option with 51 Democrat votes to shove Obama’s Health Care Reform Bill down our throats like it or not. This Communist Option will not be allowed in the U.S.A. It’s past time for Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to Resign.

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  27. Here in Bel Air, MD, the Harford County seat of government, every Thursday two of us protest for two hours, 5:30 - 7:30, concerning the latest congressional attack on our civil liberties and economic freedom. We call ourselves the Corner Club. Over 3000 cars pass the corner we have selected usually with two or more people per vehicle. We decided that something needed to be done after the July 4th TEA Parties, so this is our answer. Join us in establishing your own Corner Club to educate Americas about what is happening to our country.

    We can see that congress is still ignoring us, regardless of our efforts, so maybe we need to emulated the 1999 Tennessee Tax Revolt and take our message to OUR employees in OUR two Houses in OUR Capitol and tell them they are fired effect November 2010.

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  28. Good for you AMR, this nation is on a roll thanks to good people like you. God Bless

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  29. Obama & Co... I can see the sign on the White House now, Obama & Co. going out of business sale!!! Selling Congressman for 1/2 price... Let freedom ring as the bells of Liberty chime so lout that it deafens the administration! May all corrupt cowards be warned? "We The People" will not stand idle as you exploit our Great Nation. Be warned I say! For we are “coming with a vengeance”..................

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  31. My plan will attack global warming, create the demand for millions of jobs nationwide, and it pays for itself. Obama says we have to do it smarter, then why is he not implementing the plan?

    http://www.myspace.com/thompsonforpresident2012

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  32. Why has the "Tea Party Express" taken over the grassroots Tea Party's? WHO are they? IF the GOP is behind it, then the grassroots effort has been hi-jacked and that would be a BIG shame for all of us.

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  33. Any tea parties later on in SB/Riv. county (Ca) area - spontaneous or well-planned, please notify me. I was out of state for this one.
    Darlene

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  34. I truly agree that the Tea Party Express in San Diego will be in History Books and children will study for years and years!! San Diego saw thousands of people who turned out just to celebrate the spirit of San Diego.

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