This is what a crowd of a couple hundred-something people looks like at a tea party in Justin Herman Plaza.
Most of them are from out of town:
Do they kick things off with a prayer and a round from some fifers?
Yes. Yes they do.
Steve Rhodes has all the deets about this rally coming to town, the one that features Ron Paul, Matt Gonzalez and some Republican guy going after Nancy Pelosi’s job.
Now, after the rally, you’ll have three events to choose from. Shall it be:
The Cocktail Hour at $150;
The Exclusive Dinner at $1000; or
The West Coast Liberty Party at $25?
I’ve got to say that this one’s a shocker.
See you there?
Here are ever more deets, via Steve Rhodes:
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A large crowd appeared in the Civic Center area today to take part in San Francisco‘s 2009 Tea Party Protest. People gathered in front of City Hall and then took it over to the old Federal Building. Denizens of S.F. mostly just ignored this event – the vast majority of these folks live in the Bay Area but not actually in San Francisco.
The crowd as it looked early on. I’m estimating 500, all told (“more than 400″ per Amanda Vergel de Dios over at SFSU’s Golden Gate Xpress, and “maybe 500” from Carla Marinucci at the San Francisco Chronicle. Bingo! That’s some good estimating right there.):
In front of Nancy Pelosi’s office:
The Old Fed Building:
United States of France:
“Illegal Alien (sic) Cost Taxpayers Trillions.” Don’t tread on me:
Obamanomics: Chains we can believe in:
A ringleader, leading the parade like the Pied Piper:
Not a fan of Goldman Sachs:
Scikle and hammer:
A Cal alum against pork:
Tri-pointed and raccoon hats were the order of the day:
Luckily, a “REPORTER” was there. The other side of the paper hat ring had the word “MEDIA”
To Be Continued?
Well, the 2009 Mad Tea Party Protests are a coming to San Francisco tomorrow at 11:00 AM. Grab your hatter and get over to Civic Center (or the Old Federal Building at Golden Gate and Polk) and get your protest on.
Artist’s conception of what the protest will look like:
See you there!
WHERE AND WHEN Civic Center (Plaza) Park.
Corner of McAllister and Polk.
From there, we walk to 450 Golden Gate (one block) to Pelosi’s office.
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Come for the entire time or part of it; we will be in either of the two locations.
BE PREPARED TO:
–cheer and chant a lot!
–sign the Grievance Scroll (a draft of which is attached)
–register so that I have your name and email for next time (there will be a next time)
Howard Epstein (Chair of SF-GOP) will introduce Dana Walsh and Melanie Morgan will also be speaking.