Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New York City Tax Day Tea Party

I went to the New York City Tax Day Tea Party downtown this evening. I knew that there was going to be a lot of people, but I never expected this many!
According to NYPD reports, there were 12,500 people! Go to Parcbench for details. 

I have never seen so many people turn out for an event like this before here in New York City.

It was a gorgeous evening. Lower Manhattan is quite beautiful.

It was completely peaceful and orderly. The mood was excited and positive. The NYPD said it was the most orderly they had ever seen with no incidents. The NY Sanitation Department didn't have to come in an clean up afterward. We left the place as we found it.

As far as I could see there were no 'right wing' extremists. There were a tiny faction of Paulians and a smattering of the sadly prerequisite 'troofers' milling about afterward but none of the 'infiltrations' that were warned about. Just regular people.

A woman drew this sign in her truck with her husband on the way from Texas. There were so many great handmade signs that I wanted to take pictures of but it was so crowded, moving around freely as I normally do was impossible.

"I HOPE things CHANGE in 2012"
Yes. Me too!
As the evening went along the place was even more packed!
Photos taken from my vantage point do no do justice to the tremendous turnout.

Most had never been to a demonstration of any kind before. It was astonishing to see. There were Tea Party-goers lined up from corner to corner across the street and the crowds filled up two blocks long and around the corner.


UPDATE! Great photos from the NYC Tea Party at Vigilant Squirrel Brigades!

& Finally GREAT MUST-SEE video of highlights from Tom!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Citi Political Street Art

I came across the latest installation of Economic Rage Street art tonight in Williamsburg. The seat of Obama County, Brooklyn. Seems like they are stepping up their ugliness in the process.

This makes last week's offering seem like a picnic. I guess they really mean it this time. Skulls straight out of Gray's Anatomy, targets, dripping paint and look here! Citi Bank is the new target of their wrath.

Where, oh where will they direct their rage next?

That 'Burn a Banker' slogan is apparently their favorite.

There is something evil about it in a Manson cult sort of way. They want their 'revolution' and they want it bloody. It is no surprise to me given the consistently violent behavior I've personally seen demonstrated over the years at leftist rallies and what the entire world has seen at the G20 summit recently.

Noticeably missing is a signature or attribution of any kind for this unholy art student fatwa.