>> Saturday, April 18, 2009
Mike Perez Shares His Experience (CelleCast TalkBack)
I'm a conservative Republican and participate in the Top Conservatives group on Twitter, which is how I got involved with the Tea Party. It was an awesome gathering of patriots and families with children all gathered there together for one common cause and very peacefully done .
There were anywhere from 1200 to 2000 people who attended by my estimation. We'll probably have more exact numbers tomorrow. The ages were from two to 80 something. The type of people who attended--all kinds; there were Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Independents.
I thought all the signs were great, but the keep your change was pretty good.
One of Perez' friends observed, "What we didn't see today says a lot, too: No desecration of our flag, no giant Che posters, no signs glorifying our enemies."
By The Way
It was a record day for emails on Rush Limbaugh with 425,000 yesterday (April 16, 2009) talking about the Tea Parties around the nation.
Go to Pajamas TV (PJTV) for replay of coverage, photos from citizen reporters, and attendance numbers.
The media coverage was pretty...well, you decide: James Wolcott, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair says nobody showed up to the tea parties, except the ones Fox News was at.
Not to much mention, I heard the New York Times had protests from other countries on their front page, yet no tea parties here in the U.S.
About Mike Perez
I'm a 47 year-old Hispanic and I have a route sales job delivering to restaurants. I make less than than $50,000 per year, but I am tired of this out of control spending by both parties.
All Images Courtesy Mike Perez