One of the highlights of the day for me was meeting fellow 'Cooler Blogress Tania who also blogs over at Midnight Blue Says. Tania was snapping a lot of pictures with a very serious camera and moving around the crowd, so be sure to check in with her blog for what I can pretty much guaranty are better pictures than I have. Tania also introduced me to Kevin Ferris of the Philly Inquirer.
My dearest friend and fellow hard core conservative, Chris, made the trek downtown with me today.
Hands down, my favorite sign of the day.
This is the other side of the Arlen sign.
This guy's sign was double sided, too, but this side was truly excellent. If you can't read it, it says, "Obama is not Jesus. Jesus could build a cabinet."
The tool in the tan jacket also had a double sided sign. The other side said "
Tea Me Party" The woman next to him is holding a sign identifying him as an infiltrator. Unfortunately, it seemed like the broadcast media that weren't filming the speakers spent almost all their time talking to this guy.
Here's a picture that I think sums up the Tea Party spirit: The biker dude on the right was holding a Gasden Flag and a sign that said "Abolish the IRS." The older lady on the left looked like your average suburban grandmother. Under normal circumstances, these two people would prbably never have had an occasion to talk to one another, yet they were engaged in this conversation for at least fifteen or twenty minutes.
I'm glad I went. I met a lot of great, like-minded people in an energizing setting. The speakers were good; I especially enjoyed Joey Vento, Jon Runyan and Mike Fitzpatrick. My one regret was that I did not go up and introduce myself to Teri Adams--but only because she seemed so busy with her Emcee duties.