April 14, 2009

On the Steps at 4:00 High

Justin Katz

Anybody who can make it into Providence for the tea party at any point and for any duration should do so. I'll be liveblogging the whole event and will be taking the microphone for a speech just after 4:00. Like Dan Yorke, I'm not sure what to expect, either as a participant or a speaker, but it'll be interesting to find out.

Feel free, by the way, to send me pictures to post after the fact (or to either compliment or console me, as merited, after my performance).

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Justin, Looking forward to the speech. See you at 4. Who else is speaking?

Posted by: Red at April 14, 2009 5:19 PM

I'm not sure who else is on the schedule. I'll see if I can get some information.

Posted by: Justin Katz at April 14, 2009 5:25 PM

Best wishes on your speechafying. I'm going there straight from work, so I should be there before 4pm. It will be nice to go to a protest at the State House which isn't asking for things from government, but rather asking for relief from the excessive burdens of it.

To me, taxes isn't the primary issue, it's excessive borrowing to support irresponsible spending.

PS Do you think Pat is jealous that you've been invited to speak, but he has not?

Posted by: Will at April 14, 2009 8:58 PM

I don't know, Will. Maybe if he stands behind the speakers, he can get his picture taken again.

Posted by: Justin Katz at April 14, 2009 9:03 PM

All the best, and happy teabagging, everyone!

Posted by: rhody at April 14, 2009 11:42 PM

FYI, Rhody, we do know the double entendre of "teabagging." You've repeated it so much that I'm actually surprised at your puerility. Middle school in the political sphere, I suppose.

Posted by: Justin Katz at April 15, 2009 5:18 AM

I usually think of Rhody as a D-bag.

Posted by: Red at April 15, 2009 6:47 AM

Uh, have you seen some of the literature sent to Obama and other officials that says, "You've been teabagged"?
Justin and Red, your own peeps should've thought about the double entendre before sending that kind of stuff out to promote this event (or you should've called it something else - try consulting the Urban Dictionary next time, and this kind of embarassment may have been avoided). But if you want to be a moral scold today (and turn off the likes of Bob Healey and the anti-tax cause's libertarian contingent) instead of addressing taxes, it's your call.

Posted by: rhody at April 15, 2009 11:28 AM

Rhody, i'll be the first guy in the crowd to throw rotten tomatoes if this thing gets off track, but i can think of nothing more pathetic than counter protesting that is not in objection to the theme of the event but to the political idealogy of many of the people there.

"Those that would make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable" jfk

Posted by: JP at April 15, 2009 3:39 PM
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