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Grizzly Mama

There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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Location: Out of Philly, Pennsylvania, United States

"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Philadelphia Tax Day 2010 *Updated with links and pics*

Just got home from Philly. Beautiful day in Love Park. Not a huge turnout, but I think that most are planning on going to Philly this Saturday for the big protest. There were a few hundred people there - quite an 'angry mob' if you ask me! ;-)

Best part? We finally met aLa (and her husband) of Blonde Sagacity!!

I will have pics and video up later. Have to pick the kids up from track and choir and then they can show me how to upload video to 'the YouTube' on 'the Google'. :-P

Some prime observations overheard of passersby:

"They're crazy. Who would ever think that you could trust rich people to take care of poor people?"

Can I just say - Jerk Off?! I really wanted to slap that guy upside of his head. Swear to God. It's NOT ABOUT RICH PEOPLE 'TAKING CARE' OF POOR PEOPLE!! It's about providing the opportunity for anyone willing to work to rise to any level of economic prosperity that they WANT. It's about recognizing that we are entitled to what we WORK FOR! It's about NOT RAPING ME every time I put in an honest hour of work.

Not only that - but does this dickhead even understand that Americans give to charity far and above ANY OTHER NATION ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH? We DO take care of people who need help. Every goddamn day we take care of people who need help. Does he understand how much Bill Gates gives to charity - how much Rush Limbaugh gives to charity? Not to mention providing JOBS for people who are willing to work and take care of themselves and their families?

*GAWD* Frustrating!

Here's another:

"This is a disgrace and disgusting! Coming out here with flags and yelling and making all this noise!"

This one we actually talked to. This young man was out of work. We shared that our husbands were out of work, too. My husband just lost his job about 2 weeks ago. We just told him that we are Americans and it is every American's right to speak up, to stand in public and say what we think. I told him - we don't have to agree all the time. But we can stand up and say what we think in America. I also told him that higher taxes will not create jobs and, in fact, will kill jobs.

One last thing overheard:

"F@#king RACISTS! You're nothing but a bunch of f#@^king RACISTS!"

Everyone just ignored him. He looked like a frigging lunatic. Eventually the speaker and the crowd just drowned him out and he went away.. I should have videotaped him, but I wanted to hear what the speaker was saying.

*Update with pics and links*

My video came out TOTALLY suckish! It looks great on the camera, and has sound - but on YouTube it looks horrible and has no sound! So - here is a link to a video from the local Philly news:

Daily News video of event.

There is a woman on the video who talks about being scared - where else is there to go in the entire world? Girl - I'm am right there with you. Costa Rica's no good anymore...or so I've heard. I'm thinking Honduras. They have a legislature, a judiciary and a military in place NOT afraid to defend and protect their constitution! I got nothin' else. It's either that or continue to fight here for America. I don't think that the battle is lost just yet. We are getting close, though.

Without further ado, I present my lot of photos:

We start the day in beautiful Lancaster County.

Nearing Philadelphia!:

(We had a TOTALLY cool shot of driving into the belly of the beast from the Vine Street Expressway - but *poof* - it's gone. I don't know where..)

Here we go into LOVE park - where a statue of most obnoxious, yet beloved, Philly Phanatic greets any innocent person who happens to walk by:

Here we are! Troll and Grizzly - I shall heretofore and henceforth for the remainder of the posting refer to myself as 'The Hunchback of Lancaster County'. Damn! I look like crap in these pics. I look even worse next to aLa - of which pic will be put forth presently for your scorn and ridicule!!

Yes - that LOVE sculpture is considered art. I know. I know. Only a good communist could think such a thing.

Here is a pic of the Liberty In America bus. We signed it. Yep. That's me right there siging 'Grizzly Mama' with my sweaty and shaking hand. If you see the bus - sign it and look for me. I'm right by 'We the People'. It's in red. Of COURSE!

And here it is! What we've all been waiting for! A picture of the lovely aLa and the Hunchback of Lancaster County! ;-)

Here is the sunny person manning the Tea Party Patriot's table. I neglected to get her name, but did get permission to post her pic on my blog. Watch out Pelosi - We're SUCH A SCARY AND ANGRY MOB!!!

There were no infiltrators. The only opportunity to use my specially made sign was with this young man wearing a 'communist' t-shirt. Nobody accosted him, everyone ignored him except for me and Troll! He looked like he was pretty pleased that we were taking a picture of him. He might have been, oh, 15 years old?? Young and stupid - what can you say? Atleast he has the excuse of being too young to know any damn better!

Jamal Greene, amongst others, was speaking today. Here is the speech that he made - he hits the nail right on the HEAD, baby! LISTEN TO HIM!

Still think we're RACIST? Check this out and then shut your mouth! Our tent is big - we don't CARE what color you are, what your economic status is, we only care that you love America and will fight for our freedoms! Freedoms that many don't understand or take for granted. People died for those freedoms and it is our duty to stand up and hand the recognition of those freedoms intact to the next generation. Our fathers and mothers did that for us!

Oh! Old Grizzly Mama is tired now. Thanks for visiting!


Blogger Mike's America said...

I love the comment from the guy complaining that the protesters were "making all this noise!"

Has he ever been to an anti-war rally? If he had, he wouldn't say such stupid things.

Tea Partiers are among the most polite and pleasant protesters EVER in our history.

And I'll bet the park wasn't littered with trash afterwards the way it is when libs protest.

16 April, 2010 11:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your hubby took the pic while standing on that little wall above us and pics taken from above all end in no good...I can attest to the fact that you are not a hunchback, just a victim of a awkward camera perspective! hahaha (Feel free to steal the pic of us from my site)
It was awesome to finally meet you guys...I'm glad we went :)

16 April, 2010 13:45  
Blogger AmPowerBlog said...

American Power tracked-back with, 'Hot Grizzly Tea Party Mama!'.

16 April, 2010 20:13  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

Hey Mike - that guy kind of shocked me. I didn't understand why he would object to us, I'm sure that he wouldn't object to an anti war rally. Dissent is patriotic when the left does it, terroristic, disgraceful and frightening when we libertarians do it.

ALa - is that why? I will try to remember that as I am not at ALL photogenic - need all the help I can get. And thank you for your testimonial on the state of my back! It was so great meeting you and your husband, we're so glad that you guys came out.

Thank you, Donald!!

17 April, 2010 15:34  
Blogger Glenn Mark Cassel said...

Found this from the pics ALa took that were on here blog. Love yours, too.

17 April, 2010 19:32  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

Thank you Old Retired Petty Officer!

17 April, 2010 22:11  

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