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Big “D” Tax Day Tea Party Struts Texas Pride (More Pictures Added) April 15, 2009

Posted by Cathy in Entertainment, Gardening, Humor, News, Personal Experiences, Travel, Women Ranting.

Back home and pumped from the experience.  Made several slogan posters, but it was Michael’s idea that got the most laughs. No kidding!  Folks simply loved it.  AND of the thousands of posters, there was no other like it.  Added my artwork and ideas. Enjoyed walking around showing it off  ’cause people would nudge family members and friends to make sure they got a look at it.  I’ll bet over a hundred folks asked and then took a picture of me with it this poster….


Made some friends and heard great stuff from the speakers, but above all I experienced what it means to hear the truth and sense some real hope again.  WE ARE NOT ALONE and WE ARE NOT CRAZY.   Next Tea Party – July 4th!

Muchas gracias to neighbor Kent for being my Buddy all evening. He’d fit right in at IB.

Note: No live Bluebonnets were injured, violated, or abused in the decorating of the cowboy hat.

These gals got a lot of cheers from the crowd.

These gals got a lot of cheers from the crowd.

Spunky Slogan from a Texan Lady.

Spunky Slogan from a Typical-Texan Lady.

Clowing around with the happy crowd.

Clowning around with the happy crowd.

Cute RightWingExtremist Babes are askin' for it!!

Cute RightWingExtremist Babes are askin' for it!!

Good Neighbor Kent.

Good Neighbor Kent.

Hal Holbrook look alike shares "Atlas Shrugged" reference.

For Wicked Pinto: Hal Holbrook look-alike shares "Atlas Shrugged" reference.

Fun Folks at a Family Affair.

Fun Folks at a Family Affair.

Playing "Cowboys & Indians"

Playing "Cowboys & Indians"

Dangerous Right Wing Extremist who got impregnated just to wear this T-Shirt!

Right Wing Extremist got impregnated to wear T-Shirt!

So just how tall is 78,000 pages of Porkulus?

So just how tall is 78,000 pages of Porkulus?


1. Wickedpinto - April 15, 2009

Mine was snarkier.

2. Lipstick - April 15, 2009

All right Cathy! You look gorgeous and your hoop earrings really play to the pirate theme!

3. Wickedpinto - April 15, 2009

Could’a at least burnina’d a shirt with the 1.85 trillion thing.

4. Wickedpinto - April 15, 2009

No, that’s okay, you hate me, I’m gonna go eat chocolate icecream, and I really dislike chocolate, and icecream.

5. Random Numbers - April 15, 2009

It was great meeting you, Cathy. I got your picture up at http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=view-event&event-id=935

Boy, am I pooped.

6. Wickedpinto - April 15, 2009

BTW, I’m kidding, just running with an oh woe is me thing.

7. mcpoairdale - April 15, 2009

Lovely hat, but the sign seems a bit “Lutheran” to me.

8. GrumpyUnk - April 15, 2009

Good looking hat ………. for a subversive.

As the DHS says – Yer all a bunch of Rightwing Extremists!

9. Michael - April 15, 2009

You look gorgeous and your hoop earrings really play to the pirate theme!

Good on you, Lipstick! Cathy needs to know she is properly accessorized as she tries to foment a rebellion.

10. eddiebear - April 15, 2009

So, where were all of these fights, racist comments, threats, and hateful comments Kos, MSNBC, MediaMatters, and Huffpo kept claiming would happen today?

And it may just be me, but the protests seemed orderly, calm, and patchouli free today.

11. Bosk - April 15, 2009

friggen hippies!! 🙂

12. TGSG - April 15, 2009

Represent !!!!1111111111!!!!!!!!13456356

13. Wickedpinto - April 15, 2009

Hippie’s rock, it’s all in whether it’s upper or lower case.

14. sohos - April 15, 2009

That is Excellent! Wish I could have been there.

15. Wickedpinto - April 15, 2009

Your sign would have been bigger.

16. Cathy - April 15, 2009

@#5 RandomNumbers!! Awesome. It was GREAT to meet you. See you on July 4th, I’m hoping.

17. Cathy - April 15, 2009

Thanks Lipstick. Glad you noticed my accessories.

Michael is a good hubby to know what’s important to me.

18. Wickedpinto - April 15, 2009

Add what accoutrements you please, they never outshine your beautiful face.

19. Cathy - April 15, 2009

Awwww. WickedSweetie. SquishyHug!

20. skinbad - April 15, 2009

Way to go Cathy.

21. Cathy - April 15, 2009

Thanks Skinny. I had a ball!

22. Wickedpinto - April 15, 2009

I had a ball!

Bad turn of phrase in this media environment.

23. Wickedpinto - April 15, 2009


Peel aparently doesn’t know how blog meme’s work, so you have to find your way to her, rather than her hunting you down.

It’s a good meme, at least in my mind, it’s about books.

I’m just saying, random story following.

24. Cathy - April 15, 2009

Bad turn of phrase in this media environment.

Hey! I’m a Right Wing Extremist!

Who gives a flying flip?!

25. Wickedpinto - April 15, 2009

I might have told this story to some, but I don’t think I did it openly.

When I was in, you have these things called “secretaries” they are one piece desks and bookshelves, in case you didn’t know.

Well, when you are in, you tend to take all of the things you value and put them in your secretary, not your locker (unless they are shoes, you keep your shoes in the locker, but because of inspections, you don’t every want to eff with y our locker, unless there is no way in hell you will be board, I was always board) including special clothes, memento’s CD’s and books.

My roommate and I were both excused from work for the day, and while we went in in the morning to make everything with our sections was cool, we left in the afternoon when we thought everything was okay, so there I am with Eric, drinking beer, when the staff duty comes in on “field day.” to inspect our room, we were already drinking and a little drunk.

The duty walks in for the inspection, “would have been nice if you knocked sir.” My roommate said.
“Don’t forget to pet phydeaux, sir.” (phydeaux was our plant, there was even a sign “I’m phydeaux I like beer.” in his planter.)
“Don’t let me interfere Marines.” (we were in civvies, he didn’t know our ranks)
“Don’t let us sir, want us to leave?”
Eric (my roommate) was at the fridge grabbing a beer, and he handed it to me, and grabbed the rest of the beer.

“No, No, it’s just a normal field day.”
“can you get me one eric? want one sir?”

Since we were present, we left our “secretaries” which are usually locked up like fort knox, open, which means the duty could inspect the interiors.

The duty, who we knew, and we knew knew us, started to rifle through our secretaries, and he pulls out my favorite civvies, and sets them down to inspect my secretary filled with CD’s, and inspects my roommates secretary (he basicaly lived in town, so he didn’t stash his shit in the secretary anymore) which is filled with CD’s, and he looks at the eclectic collections we both had, and when he was finished with the inspection, he stopped in front of us.

We thought our sarcasm might have gone too far, which would have been bad, cuz we were both “board,” and this could hurt us.

“can I borrow a few CD’s?”
“sure, but you have to log them in the Barracks duty desk, so we can reclaim it.”
(that’s a joke)
he scoffed it off, showed us what he was borrowing, and as he was walking out he said, “If your taste in music says anything, it means you are some interesting interesting guys.”

I take that as one of my greatest compliments ever.

26. White Lily - April 15, 2009

Lovely picture of you Cathy, and a great poster! I documented my own Tea Party experience here.

27. Wickedpinto - April 15, 2009

We tend to be a rather atractive crowd to tell the truth White Lily.

28. Wickedpinto - April 16, 2009

OH SHIT!!! I just thought of something. . . .

Is part of the reason I got the parsimmon room because one of you remembered me talking about having wall to wall shelves that brother and I built for my books when I was a kid?

Maybe that’s why I was so comfortable in that room.

29. Wickedpinto - April 16, 2009

This made me think of the customary gift basket Cathy put’s together for the meatups.

She’s a good hostess.

30. Mark L Harvey (aka Snooper) - April 16, 2009

The Dallas Tea Party was GREAT! I managed to do a two-hour live broadcast. I might re-play it this Friday.

31. Mrs. Peel - April 16, 2009

Pinto, I’m too lazy to tag others. geoff should do that meme, though.

Thanks for the roundup, Cathy! Great sign! Next time, maybe a parrot for your shoulder?

32. Mrs. Peel - April 16, 2009

Question: Are the news media seriously making jokes about teabagging on air? I assumed that was exaggeration, but I saw a screenshot of a headline that said something like “Conservative Teabagging.” Are they really making such vulgar remarks on primetime?? I expect those kinds of jokes on AOSHQ, but from the actual news media, on air?

33. Dave in Texas - April 16, 2009

Anderson Cooper did yesterday. That’s the only one I know about, but there are others reported.

Of course, I have absolutely no idea what it means. Multiple consecutive random blog comments?

34. Mrs. Peel - April 16, 2009

I learned about it from AOSHQ, of course. The number of vulgar and/or perverted things I’ve learned on AOSHQ is quite disturbing.

Random fact: I have had 2 free weekends this year. Total. (And yes, geoff has me beat. I’m just whining.)

35. lauraw - April 16, 2009

Hey, anybody got a good recipe for tuna noodle casserole?

36. skinbad - April 16, 2009

There’s no such thing.

37. lauraw - April 16, 2009

I can tart it up. I love tuna, anyway. I’ll use real fresh tuna steaks instead of the canned stuff…

38. mesablue - April 16, 2009

Tuna, noodles, rum.

Mix, enjoy.

39. lauraw - April 16, 2009

Lutherans cook with rum? I had no idea.

40. Rich - April 16, 2009

The thought of a steaming hot pile of tuna mixed with noodles coming out of the oven makes me gag.


41. eddiebear - April 16, 2009

34: That should be Ace’s new slogan:
“We Turn Good Girls Bad!”

42. eddiebear - April 16, 2009

FWIW, here are some STL photos not taken from me. I actually had a pleasant night myself. My daughter was able to ride her training wheeled bicycle all by herself for 100 yards.

43. 12stepgolf - April 16, 2009

I have been reading some of the leftists comments on the parties held yesterday and it is a shame they just don’t get it.
Why do they hate us so much, I would really like to know the answer to that.
I think it is because they are very text booky dysfunctional, they have issues they have never dealt with and us the “right” as a punching bag-I am a conservative and am considered at threat? It must be because we represent adult supervision.
There is no wisdom from their side, only dribble and hate.
Someone tell me why they are threatened by someone like me and why do they hate someone like me.
If it weren’t for people like me there would not have been an America and we would have been part of the United Kingdom or Belgium or Spain-the ones who held half the world in their commonwealths.
Please explain this upside down world to me.

44. geoff - April 16, 2009

The thought of a steaming hot pile of tuna mixed with noodles coming out of the oven makes me gag.

…while the notion of lauraw “tarting it up” has a completely different effect…

45. Michael - April 16, 2009

Please explain this upside down world to me.

For starters, you play golf. That’s one good reason to hate you.

46. Dave in Texas - April 16, 2009

Geoff, you noticed that too?

I think I, I don’t know what I think. I sure couldn’t do any arithmetic right now, no sirreebob.

47. Dave in Texas - April 16, 2009

WTF? Oh, wrong email address. There’s my FAE.

48. Cathy - April 16, 2009

Welcome 12-Step. Pay no attention to Batman @ 45. He’s jealous. It’s hard to play golf well wearing a black cape and full mask. *looks kinda goofy too*

Visit often. Stick around. You ask good questions. But you read leftest blog crap and expect you’ll find the answers?!! As Coulter says, if they had any brains, they’d be Republicans/Conservatives.

Accept it. We are hated. It’s more than tolerable… you can enjoy it.

49. Michael - April 16, 2009

I don’t have a recipe, Laura, but I’m sure Cathy does.

I can tell you that it is not legally a Lutheran tuna noodle casserole unless there is cream of mushroom soup involved (also know as Lutheran binder).

50. ‘Tea Party’ Tax Protests Held Nationwide (UPDATES) « The Foxhole - April 16, 2009
51. nicedeb - April 16, 2009

Love it, Cathy! who knew you were such an artiste!

52. jim - April 16, 2009

I think the clown picture sums up the event nicely.

53. Tushar - April 16, 2009

Cathy should be listed on the ‘Main Page Commenters’ list. The list is a bit outdated.

54. padapa - April 16, 2009

I hope we can throw Obama overboard and keep the tea.

55. lauraw - April 16, 2009

Looking forward to the July 4th one. I hear there’s going to be ten or so of these events planned. More!

56. Sobek - April 16, 2009

We need a tea party around the last week of October every two years or so, in even-numbered years.

57. Bob D. Caterino - April 16, 2009

Thats so weird because the left wing Obama pocket media would have one believe there was only a few hundred at each tea party. Why do these media folks keep insisting it is all about Taxes? I thought it was about bloated government and insane spending.

58. Cathy - April 16, 2009

A friend went to one of the Tea Parties here in the DFW area and FOUR Obama supporters were protesting on the other side of the street from where her event was taking place. She said the news media were giving that piddly troupe of Obama folks most of the media attention.

Go. Figure.

All the more reason we simply can’t stop squawking about this crap.

59. sohos - April 16, 2009

I cant wait until 4th of July. I am going to the next one. Great pictures!

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61. Marylu - April 16, 2009

I think we should all say a prayer for President “O” Something must open his eyes to such a great number of people that just want thier country back. To see and hear some of the hate being said by the dem. is so very sad. To think that Pres. “O” could apoligize to France, and others,and call us arogant, and then from the other corner of his mouth say that he is unaware of all the Tea Parties is not something you want to hear from your President. I am not ashamed of my country, we live in the greatest country in the entire world that help others with our hearts. President Obama must embrace the very country that has put him where he is today and hear the thousands of cries for freedom.

62. Wickedpinto - April 16, 2009


IT takes one of the wimmins to push it to the top of wordpress!


NiceDeb is gonna invite you to co-blog before long.

63. Cathy - April 16, 2009

Pinto, gotta give kudos to DaveInTexas and Michael for their help.

Thanks, Sweetie. Did you see the pic I added for you?

64. Cathy - April 16, 2009

Marylu, I think you are on the right track.

Though there was some fun at Prez-O’s expense yesterday, many of us pray for him, for our country, and for the wisdom to know how to respond every day.

Been doing it pretty much since 9/11 through Bush’s terms also.

God have mercy on us.

65. Wickedpinto - April 16, 2009

I’m not honey right, cuz I see absolutely no boobies.

66. Cathy - April 16, 2009

Sorry, Pinto. *snigger*

The Hal Holbrook look-alike with slogan referencing “Atlas Shrugged”


67. Wickedpinto - April 16, 2009

Oh, John Galt is so ubiquitous now, that it’s the reason I thought to myself, “wait a minute, I read that book, I know what it’s about. . . wait, DID I read that book?”

Like we were talking by the pool when you were wearing the clamshell bikini and I was talking about how a lot of people like to reference books without having read them.

And I swear, after re-reading Atlas Shrugged, I have NO CLUE as to if I read it before, it’s one of those books where the legend is almost greater than the book itself.

68. Lipstick - April 16, 2009

Clamshell bikini?

69. Wickedpinto - April 16, 2009

Well she got cold when she was naked.

70. Wickedpinto - April 16, 2009

Would have been a better delivery if I had said it this way.

“Well, she was cold and had to put SOMETHING on.”

71. Wickedpinto - April 16, 2009

If admin or ass admin want to clean it up for the better funny, I would appreciate it.

72. Cathy - April 16, 2009

*wondering when somebody would fall for WP’s clamshell bikini bait*

Was wearing a v-neck t-shirt and have the farmer-tan-line to prove it..

73. wickedpinto - April 16, 2009

Well, I figured that was better, than explaining that I had a brief and courteous exchange with julio, who just HAPPENED to show up right after michael left work.

74. wickedpinto - April 16, 2009


I report, you decide.

75. Lipstick - April 16, 2009

Pinto, you’re right — he DID show up right after Michael left for work!!

76. wickedpinto - April 16, 2009


I remember shit, so watch your steps. 🙂

77. Angry White Dude - April 17, 2009

Thanks for great coverage of the Dallas Tax Day Tea Party!! What a crowd! We can’t wait for the next tea party!! We must elect conservatives!!! Get busy everyone!!

78. ECC - April 17, 2009

Hahaha privates teehee.

79. Lipstick - April 17, 2009

Is that our own Evil Con Carne?

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