I’m at Lafayette Park, doing my photography thing. Here are some of the first pictures. I’ll be updating this post all afternoon with pictures, videos and commentary when I can.
Joe the Plumber is here;
He was a big hit, but he said he was there to do interviews for Pajama Media and he did – he probably interviewed ten people between shaking everyone’s hand.
There are a few hundred people here and three cops to control us;
OK, it broke up a little early because of the rain, so I’m at home now. Thanks to Olga and Uncle Jimbo for keeping me company. Michelle Malkin remembered our last meeting several months ago and I was impressed.
I saw Concretebob, but he was too busy fraternizing with some of his friends and sporting some new facial hair.
I met Southern Democrat, too – but I thought I’d not put any pictures of him up since you guys don’t seem to like him much.
The rally had the same “feel” to it as a Ron Paul rally – in fact I saw a Ron Paul sign, but couldn’t get my camera around to snap a picture – but Olga can verify it. I’m sure this guy had these clothes left over from a Ron Paul rally;
And they didn’t have blimp balloons, but these instead;
I’ve said countless times that I agree with much of what Ron Paul represented in the campaign, but that his followers turned off 99% of the nation. We need to be especially careful that this “Tea Party” movement doesn’t turn into a big Ron Paul-like rally with all of it’s attendant buffoonery.
But the signs here had a good message especially the little red headed cutie on your left;
Here’s the edited video I slapped together of the bits and pieces I took (it’s still processing at You Tube as I post it);
These folks were out there protesting that Iranian refugees were being shipped back to Iran from Iraqi refugee camps. I guess things ain’t so bad in Iraq;
And these folks were protesting Guantanamo – that’s so last year;
I’ve got a video of Code Pink leading the sorry bunch of clowns in a spiritual song to raise their spirits in the rain.
As always, there are more pictures at my Flickr Photostream.
And Big Thanks to Michelle Malkin for linking us up already. Thanks to JammieWearingFool for linking me up at Little Green Footballs while I was still in the park. Gateway Pundit has the great turn out in St Louis. Ace of Spades has links to other Tea Parties. Age of Hooper (The) has more great pictures of the DC Party. Pictures from Lansing, Michigan and Denver, CO. Finally, HotAir featured one of my videos.
One of our own This Ain’t Hellers was interviewed in Chicago. She can identify herself if she wants, but here’s the video;