Birmingham Tax Day Tea Party – Part 1 April 16, 2010Posted by gesvol in Current Events, Politics.
Tags: Alabama, Birmingham Tea Party, black power salute, Chuck Heath, Hoover, rainy day patriots, tax day protest, taxes, tea party
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So I can say that I have attended a Tea Party (OK, part of a Tea Party). Actually, having heard the same song and dance often enough, it was pretty boring. Blah, blah, blah…ObamaCare this….blah, blah, blah…..socialism that…..blah, blah, blah…..pry it from my cold, dead hands the other. Probably the only thing that caught me a little off-guard was how anti-church the speakers were. Now don’t get me wrong, the speakers let it be known that they were all Christians and God was undoubtedly on the tea party’s side. But the speakers were outright angry that churches and pastors were not more actively involved in the political movement (which apparently would certainly be in line with the Tea Party). I had heard that Glenn Beck had floated the idea out there that churches may be a problem (with the evils of promoting “social justice”). But I really didn’t think it would take hold, particularly in Alabama. But there it was.
Anyway, I got some pics and video from the event. The video is going to take a little time to get out there. I will need to do some editing. But I’ll go ahead and post some pics.
And here is a short video I will post now. The speaker is giving some sort of oath for the folks. Out of the corner of my eye, I see something strange to my right. The guy standing right next to me doesn’t have his right hand up. So I take a few steps back so I can get this guy in the shot. Now you all tell me, isn’t that guy giving the “black power salute”?