Anyone For Tea

It seems more and more cities are taking a liking to tea.  Is there a party near you?  Are you ready to host your own tea party?

Join nearly 40 nationwide tea parties across U.S.
Americans say 'enough is enough,' unite to protest spending


Posted: February 25, 2009
11:40 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

 

Americans are saying enough is enough to extravagant government spending and throwing nearly 40 tea parties across the nation to protest.

Kellen Giuda, a laid-off architect, is organizing his own New York City tea party. He has invited several prominent guest speakers, including politicians, elected officials, an author, blogger, a bond trader and a former contestant on "America's Next Top Model" to speak out against excessive government spending.

"I saw Rick Santelli's rant, live, and thought it was awesome," he told WND. "All of this fiscal irresponsibility is absurd."

He continued, "Then I started hearing about tea parties, and I decided to do it. It's really exciting. There are a lot of people getting involved now."

As WND reported, CNBC analyst Rick Santelli became a YouTube sensation after he spoke out against President Obama's proposed $275 billion deficit-financed homeowner bailout plan and other massive spending measures with a call for a new "tea party" from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Giuda is working with Alex Zablocki, top staffer for New York State Sen. Andrew Lanza, to coordinate the New York event. Some potential speakers include Kathleen Troia McFarland, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs at the Pentagon from 1982 to 1985 under President Ronald Reagan; Brett Joshpe, conservative author and graduate of Harvard Law School; Sara-Racey Tabrizi, "America's Next Top Model" contestant and professional model and various elected officials.

The tea party will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. in City Hall Park in Manhattan.

Giuda said similar nation-wide events are becoming very popular as a growing number of Americans prepare to take to the streets.

"It's time we start fighting back with our own voice," he said. "America has a history of revolting and standing up to unfair taxation. It's really fun and exciting."

Meanwhile, outraged citizens are organizing nearly 40 other tea party events across the nation. Official sponsors of the events include Top Conservatives on Twitter, Smart Girl Politics, Don'tGo Movement, FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity. Most of the tea parties will take place Feb. 27.

The following are a few scheduled tea parties:

Fayetteville, N.C. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Bow Street and Hay Street where the Liberty Point Resolves were signed

Washington, D.C. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the White House on the Lafayette Square Park side

Boston, Mass. – Feb. 27 from 11:50 p.m. to Feb. 28 at 1:50 p.m., location to be determined

Chicago, Ill. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at Daley Plaza Civic Center

Atlanta, Ga. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Georgia's capitol building in Atlanta

Orlando, Fla. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Eola on East Robinson and North Rosalind Ave

Dallas, Texas – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Victory Plaza located at 3090 Olive St.

Fort Worth, Texas – Feb. 27 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cowtown Bar & Grill located at 7108 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Houston, Texas – Feb. 27 at 12 p.m. at Fondren Lawn at Discovery Green

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 11 at Market Square on Forbes Avenue and Market Street

San Diego, Calif. – Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. north of the Star of India on San Diego Bay

Tulsa, Okla. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veteran's Park located at 2st Street and Boulder Avenue

Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Legislative Plaza located at 6th Avenue and Union Street

St. Louis, Mo. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Steps of Arch located on Wharf Street

Portland, Ore. – Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square at the corner of Broadway and Morrison

Kansas City, Mo. – Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the J.C. Nichols Foundation located at 47th and J.C. Nichols Parkway

Cleveland, Ohio – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at 1 Public Square

Denver, Colo. – Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the east capitol steps

Fort Myers Beach, Fla. – Feb. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bowditch Park located at 50 Estero Blvd.

Lansing, Mich. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the state capitol building at 100 N. Capitol Ave.

Omaha, Neb. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse located at 16th Street and Farnam Street

Greenville, S.C. – Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. on the Reedy River & Walking Bridge

Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.at Legislative Plaza on 6th and Union

Shelby County, Ala. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the entrance to Eagle Point Neighborhood

Seattle, Wash. – Feb. 27 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Westlake Park at 410 Pine St.

Philadelphia, Penn. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Independence Hall

Los Angeles, Calif. – Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Santa Monica Pier

Springfield, Mo. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Springfield Park

Sarasota, Fla. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Island Park and Marina Jacks at 41 Bayfront Drive and Ringling Boulevard

Phoenix, Ariz. – Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the state capitol building at 1700 Washington St.

Tampa, Fla. – Feb 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the federal courthouse on 801. N. Florida Ave.

Oklahoma City, Okla. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the state capitol steps

New York City, N.Y. – Feb. 28 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall Park

Floridians Unite is looking down the road and planning an Orlando Tea Party for March 21.

"This will be a peaceful rally to unite our voices and express the love that we have for our great nation and the principles it was founded on," states the Floridians Unite website. "We want to make our politicians hear loud and clear that we are tired of the bailouts, the wasteful Washington spending and the push towards the socialization of this country! We want less government! We want to decide where our hard-earned money goes instead of the elitist politicians in Washington taking it and using it to buy votes, doling it out to special interest groups and pork barrel projects! We want our constitutional rights preserved and protected, not trampled on!"

At the Pennsylvania Tea Party on April 11, organizers are inviting people to help them reenact the Boston Tea Party of Dec. 16, 1773, by bringing one tea bag each to Point State Park in Pittsburgh with plans of actually tossing the tea into the Alleghany, Monongahela and Ohio rivers.

"Somebody in our government needs to finally pay attention," said Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck on his radio program last week. "It is what I've been talking about that was coming for a very long time, and that is disenfranchisement, which will turn into anger and then turn into God knows what."

CNBC analyst Rick Santelli is hoping those demonstrations will result in real change.

During the televised segment where Santelli revived the term "tea party," CNBC panelist Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co., interjected, "Rick, I congratulate you on your new incarnation as a revolutionary leader."

"Somebody needs one," Santelli responded. "I'll tell you what, if you read our Founding Fathers, people like Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson, what we're doing in this country now is making them roll over in their graves."

Grits4life Grits4life
46-50, F
11 Responses Feb 26, 2009

spelunker, you seem to confuse conservatives with rebublicans. There is a difference. From your comment it is clear you didn't may close attention to who was and who wasn't against all the Spending not just the past 8 years but before then as well.<br />
<br />
There is a 13 year old who has published a book that really explains what a true conservative is. May I suggest that you read this book and you will see what a conservative is. They are not all republicians.

Funny how conservatives call for a tea party now & didn't complain when Bush & Co looted three times that from the Treasury over the last eight years. We don't need a tea party. We need to take these Benedict Arnolds out and hang them all for high treason. They need to grabbed out of their mansions and yanked off their yachts and sped to the hot seat in Hell that awaits them. Long Live the United States of America.

I've written both state and federal letting them know how I feel several times since the very first bailout last year.

While you're all at it, write your congressmen and women and senators and tell them to not accept the money that is earmarked for their state! Check out what your state stands to get in this bailout. http://www.stimuluswatch.org <br />
I'd say it's much better than we got with the Wall Street Bailout!

I understand the feeling but not the timeing. Should have happened before we went to war.

There is one on Saturday here. I plan to attend. But, I might not be able to. If I can, my sister and her BF will be going too.

good for you grits...<br />
<br />
tell us all about it...all the details.

able to get sitter for children off bus. I will be at the tea party in my state tomorrow.

Hey I like this idea. I'm on the wrong side of the Atlantic ocean though, to attend that is. But I can send my support :)

there is one in my state but i am 2 and a half hours away. It will be hard to go and be back in time to get the kids off the bus.

How delightful! :)