Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tea Time in Nashville

Tea Time in Nashville

Here are some of the pictures that I took along with a fellow blogger from my area -thanks USMC for your help!

These were taken before the event started. I think my favorite one was "Obamanomics, Chains we can believe in"

See that guy in the striped hat? He was with another woman and a young girl, I guess the woman was his mom but they had a camera with them and it seemed to me they were trying to get people to talk to them. I didn't really pay attention to them until I saw a woman holding a sign make a gesture with her hand like "no more" and I think she said "That's enough" but, I really couldn't hear them. The 'mom' then panned the camera to her daughter and told her to make a peace sign, daughter dutifully did. After that they left.

Heh, no doubt.

This shot covers about one third of the crowd. I wanted to get a panoramic shot of the crowd, but my other hand was holding my flag and there was a bit of a gusty breeze, so I didn't manage one.

After the protest broke up we decided to pay Congressman Cooper a visit and voice our displeasure at his support of Porkulus. In the next picture, note the policeman (he was very nice by the way) Of course the people in the office said they didn't call him, and that he just 'happened' to show up. I heard him talking on his radio when he requested another unit and somehow I don't quite believe that he was just walking his beat and happened by...but...whatever.

"Free Markets, NOT Free Loaders" indeed!

I posted this picture because it struck me that after around 600 people stood in this spot, there was not a single piece of trash on the ground, not a single one. The trash bin to the left was full, however. Maybe, it is because conservatives don't expect anyone else to come behind us and clean up our messes.

Something I noticed right away was how friendly everyone seemed to be. I didn't hear anyone say anything "I hate Obama" related. I heard alot of discussion about how to stop the spending spree Obama has embraced.

Personally, I think the best course of action is to keep up pressure on our local representatives. I also heard alot of talk about another demonstration with April 15 as a likely day. I think this is a great idea and I'm going to stay tuned for that one.

Demographics(completely unscientific): Male/female about 50/50

Ages: All ages, a few babies in strollers up to several over 70s(my guess, didn't ask)

race: overwhelmingly white


  1. Mary -- I tried to get here through my regular bookmark for you (pinching pictures and stories again :>) and blogger told me your blog doesn't exist/ Tried off links I used in your stories I posted and got the same message. I was finally able to get here by your blogger profile. Not sure if the problem is yours or mine but wanted to give you a heads up.

  2. Aha! I see yer game! Ya changed the name of the blog from claudiasonherway to Gettinghotnheavy. Playin' hide and seek, eh? Well, a new bookmark has been created so I know right where to find you!

    Seriously, any old links or bookmarks to here don't work now, but new ones do. (ya'd think in our modern techno-gizmo-age they'd find a way around that)

    I put a Public Service Announcement up for you at IBA for anyone who had an old bookmark for you. Hope you don't mind.

    Oh yeah, pinched some pictures and text, too ;>)

  3. See, that was the problem, I thought we had a modern techno-gizmo gadget that would somehow convert my old this means I need to resend my blog links hurray...
    But, yep, everything is fine. Just wanted a blog address that echoes my blog title(what a neat idea huh? LOL) thank's for checking and double thanks for the PSA on your site.

  4. Honored to be of service, milady.


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