Daily Wisdom

April 15, 2009

Tea Party - Piscataway, NJ

I attended a local Tea Party in Piscataway, NJ today at 5:00 PM in Johnson Park. Mayor Steve Lonegan was one of the main speakers. Lonegan is a Republican running for Governor against Jon Corzine and there were plenty of campaign signs in the crowd. With at least 500 people in attendance (one estimate ventured closer to 1000), Lonegan warned of "creeping socialism". He said, "The very core values of our country are under attack like never before." He also noted how New Jersey was the setting for several important battles during the American Revolution. There were a lot of signs and banners with sayings such as "Throw The Idiots Out" and "Can We Bankrupt The Country? Yes We Can."

Ron Tolles of Bridgewater, wearing clothes he typically wears to Revolutionary War re-enactments, said "I don't need a sign. My clothes are the message... I'm just a member of the militia fighting for our country." Tolles, who traces his roots to Connecticut in the 1600s, said those who attended today's events were kin to American patriots who dumped tea into Boston Harbor in 1773 to protest British taxation.

Taxpayer Amnesty

TEA - Taxed Enough Already

God Bless America

Pre-Event Crowd

Born Free - Taxed 2 Death

Event Starts - National Anthem

We ARE the People!

God Only Requires 10%
Chains You Can Believe In!

First Speaker

Ron Tolles

What's In Your Wallet?

Stop The Spending & Pork

This Country Began As A Tax Revolt

Mayor Steve Lonegan

Crowd Still Growing

Smile! You're On DHS Camera

Americans For Prosperity

Obamanomics: Trickle-up Poverty

Chant: "Liberty & Integrity"

Crowd Still Growing

I really love this picture...
Tea-bags, Tri-corner, Great sign, Red-White-Blue kid
(Click to enlarge)

More great flags

Jersey Boys - 101.5 FM

Great outfit!


At 4/15/2009 10:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 4/15/2009 10:50 PM , Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

That comment was from Libby. I got a new computer today and realized I lost all my saved passwords!!!! Time to reset.

At 4/15/2009 10:50 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Thanks! Doing the best I can.

(:D) Best regards...

At 4/15/2009 10:54 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Libby Gone™,
AHHHH! Nice to know who I'm talking to. I thought it might be a Scrappler. My pleasure good sir!

(:D) Best regards...

At 4/16/2009 1:15 AM , Blogger camojack said...

I was going to ride my Harley to a "T.E.A. party"...but it was raining.
(April showers an' all that)

I guess I'm just a "fair weather patriot"... :-(

At 4/16/2009 8:18 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

It rained in Piscataway too, for most of the day. Fortunately it stopped in time for the event, but it was still pretty chilly and damp.

(:D) Best regards...

At 4/16/2009 11:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama and the rest of the DamocRATS
Are preparing for a revolution.
Our Tea Party last Saturday and last night were a success. No trouble at either one and the Sheriff's dept was out in force and smiling.

Angus the Scot
nicky j.

At 4/16/2009 10:46 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Nick (aka Angus),
GREAT! I'm jealous that you could go to TWO tea parties, and I could only go to ONE. Drats! Some people have all the luck...

(:D) Best regards...

At 4/17/2009 7:48 PM , Blogger mindknumbed kid said...

There were some great signs out there all across the land. I saw one in Rapid City that said "Tax Congress's Salaries At 90%. That was one of my favorites.

At 4/17/2009 7:51 PM , Blogger mindknumbed kid said...

Hawkeye, any idea as to why I have to go to the sign up link every time I want to post? All of the info is already there, but unless I go through the signup every time it says "incorrect password".

At 4/17/2009 9:42 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Great idea! If we start taxing Congress at 90% maybe they will get the hint, eh??

As for your second comment, I sent you an e-mail. If you didn't get it let me know.

(:D) Best regards...

At 4/21/2009 12:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pictures. For more exposure, why don't you check out http://taxdayteaparty.com, or http://taxdayteaparty.com/2009/04/tea-party-newssunday-evening/
see if you can have them posted at their website.
I went to Piscataway tea party too. I was pleasantly surprised that so many people showed up - I expectederhaps 10! I have never been so proud of Piscataway!

At 4/21/2009 9:49 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Thanks for the links. I tried to post a comment at one of the web pages with a link to my blog. I didn't see it show up after I hit "submit", so I don't know if they got it or not. I tried anyway.

(:D) Best regards...


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