Monday, April 13, 2009

What Happens on April 17?

The Virginian-Pravda brought us an article on the planned anti-tax rallies on April 15, including the one planned for Virginia Beach's Town Center Plaza. http://hamptonroads.com/2009/04/hundreds-expected-tea-party-rallies-nc-va

So they hold their rally on the 15th, probably get media stories on the 16th...but what happens on the 17th? The article doesn't mention any long-range plan; it simply states they want frustrated people to know that they're not alone.

In addition, how much do you want to bet that the Virginia Beach rally isn't dominated by the usual suspects?

Finally, now having set the benchmark at 500 for attendance in Virginia Beach, anything less is a failure.

Cute idea that wasn't thought through.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

doesn't matter...the camera angles that VNS will use will make it look like 100,000 people were there.

Anonymous said...

doesn't matter...the camera angles that VNS will use will make it look like 100,000 people were there.

Anonymous said...

I guess one would have to be a taxpayer versus an entitlement receiver to understand!

Anonymous said...

How funny this person is that writes this blog. Clearly Mr. Ryto knows nothing about what he attacks and willingly proves that he is ignorant.

Avenging Archangel said...

"ignorant"? Such tactics only work for two things:

1. To protest pending legislation.

2. To mobilize followers for pending action.

What's the pending action here?

Anonymous said...

And the final answer is . . . .pork!
Yes, piggies, piglets, hogs, boars, swine, omnivores of the genus sui.

Okay, how's that Porky?

Avenging Archangel said...

Anon 12:52,

Thanks for making my point for me. Angrily shouting slogans in Town Center Plaza won't eliminate a single item of pork-barrel spending. It will take delicate politics to do it, something the ham-handed VBTA is utterly incapable of.

Anonymous said...

Somehow this is a National effort - It's a little more vast than the VBTA - Don't you think???

Anonymous said...

By the way - The gathering is April 15th.

Brian Kirwin said...

Henry, though for some reason the leaders of that crowd can't stand me, I have to side with them on this.

They have a right to demonstrate for lower taxes and smaller government, and many who hold other protests don't have a giant master plan about what to do next.

In fact, you frequently blog about and push issues and you don't have every step worked out on what happens next.

I applaud them for organizing an effort to be heard, and we'll see what happens.

Avenging Archangel said...

I never said they didn't have a right to protest. My point is that it's useless unless it's part of a much bigger plan.