Tax 'Tea Party' draws large crowd

This is a quick look at the Tax "Tea Party" held at the Jessye Norman Theater on the Riverwalk. A more complete video will be posted later tonight.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 7:58 PM
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Organizers of the Augusta Tax Day Tea Party said they were impressed with the turnout of tonight's event that filled the 1,700-person capacity of the Jessye Norman Theater on the Riverwalk.

Crowds, some holding signs decrying the current administration and the tax polices of the government, filled the seats and standing room to hear Congressman Paul Broun and local radio talk show host Helen Blocker-Adams speak.

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LaTwon
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LaTwon 04/15/09 - 07:11 pm
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let the revolution

let the revolution begin........

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 04/15/09 - 07:18 pm
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1,700 is NOT a large crowd,

1,700 is NOT a large crowd, considering that Augusta has 193,000 people.

jgdarling
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jgdarling 04/15/09 - 07:18 pm
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Kinda makes you wonder where

Kinda makes you wonder where the other 526,800 people in the CSRA where.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 04/15/09 - 07:25 pm
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Exactly, jgdarling. This was

Exactly, jgdarling. This was a big bust, just like Oakland Raiders' hiring of Lane Kiffin a few years back.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/15/09 - 07:27 pm
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"Filled" the amphitheater is

"Filled" the amphitheater is the key word there. Let's get ready to ruuuuuuummmmmmbllllllllleeeee.

owensjef2
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owensjef2 04/15/09 - 07:32 pm
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Oh Boy

Oh Boy

SusieQ
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SusieQ 04/15/09 - 07:32 pm
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Probably most of the other

Probably most of the other people were at work, trying to make a living and have enough left over to pay their taxes. SusieQ

Does_it_really_matter
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Does_it_really_matter 04/15/09 - 07:33 pm
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I know a good few were in

I know a good few were in Columbia attending thier tea party and afterwards, thier Fair Tax rally.

LaTwon
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LaTwon 04/15/09 - 07:38 pm
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only 10% of the population

only 10% of the population was involved in the rebellion against england. every movement starts somewhere. this is not right and left, this is about the CONSTITUTION. about law, about big brother, about the giant beast that has labeled me a domestic terrorist because i support the CONSTITUTION. all of you slobbering about soaking the rich, you are clueless to what the
coming inflation is going to do to your income,or what the carbon tax is going to do to your discretionary income.

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jajo1012 04/15/09 - 07:39 pm
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HAHAHAHA jgdarling

HAHAHAHA jgdarling

kiseta50
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kiseta50 04/15/09 - 07:52 pm
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I had to work, but if I could

I had to work, but if I could of join them, my sign would be"I left the a socialist country 40 years ago, I think socialaizam falowed me across the Atlantic."

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 04/15/09 - 07:53 pm
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There is a domestic terrorist

There is a domestic terrorist in Obama's hometown and I'm not talking about the 1969 radical Bill Ayers -- I am talking about the guy that called Obama a "fascist".

http://mediamatters.org/countyfair/200904150038?f=cf_clips

Still Clarks Hill 2 Me
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Still Clarks Hill 2 Me 04/15/09 - 08:00 pm
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Those that didn't attend were

Those that didn't attend were working to pay for the additional taxes. This congress and the Obama administration is moving us to socialism, at minimum.

AJ1
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AJ1 04/15/09 - 08:02 pm
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I'd be there if it weren't

I'd be there if it weren't for it: a) being downtown; 2) being downtown after dark.

LaTwon
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LaTwon 04/15/09 - 08:04 pm
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did socialism improve the

did socialism improve the lives of those in cuba? russia? china?
anywhere? only capitalism can feed, clothe, house,and improve the lives of common men. our forefathers and leaders of the rebellion were wealthy landowners and risked their lives and fortunes so that we could all have liberty. if we would have lost they would have been hanged for treason. will you sell them out for 8 dollars a week?

jimbobob
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jimbobob 04/15/09 - 08:06 pm
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I had to work also. Not quite

I had to work also. Not quite the Pres's party where 1.5 million attended and only 14 missed work.

Chris 232
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Chris 232 04/15/09 - 08:19 pm
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What a bunch of morons! Did
Unpublished

What a bunch of morons! Did you see the lady holding the "Jesus Saves" poster? Tea-Party is obviousley a cover for anyone who is right wing religious nut . . . much like "Intelligent Design" is a cover for creationism. Give me a break!

LaTwon
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LaTwon 04/15/09 - 08:25 pm
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she has the right to hold

she has the right to hold whatever sign she wishes, do you prefer a totalitarian govt that says she could not?

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KSL 04/15/09 - 08:29 pm
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Kind of hard for working

Kind of hard for working people to be there in person. Were there in spirit. We ain't right wingers either.

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Grasshopper 04/15/09 - 08:30 pm
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Yea if I didn't have to pay

Yea if I didn't have to pay out 1600 a month in pay roll taxes maybe I could have afforded to take the day off

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dinohntr 04/15/09 - 08:36 pm
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What I cannot understand from

What I cannot understand from commenters who rail against these Tea Parties, who say the Tea Parties are a waste of time, etc - these individuals are in the same boat with everyone else. They will see their taxes raised and bigger government enslaving more people and restricting more liberties.

The common enemy is big government and the overbearing taxes (and IRS) to support it. They need to wake up or they will wake up one day and wonder where their paycheck went.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 04/15/09 - 08:44 pm
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Wrong, ksl. You ARE a right

Wrong, ksl. You ARE a right wing nut. And so are everyone else who attended this farce. Unlike the conservatives, we have much more important things to do than to complain about nonsense. Unlike the conservatives, we are not violating anyone's rights. And unlike the conservatives, we didn't shout death threats to a president we hated (i.e. Bush).

LaTwon
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LaTwon 04/15/09 - 08:48 pm
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when was the last time the

when was the last time the river front was packed? standing room only? did it look like a bunch of fat cats? u now owe the feds 190,000 dollars if u breathe within these united states.
what have u gotten? better education? better roads? more social security? a more secure home? more secure borders?
a more stable currency?

Signal Always
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Signal Always 04/15/09 - 08:56 pm
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I wasn't there. I was busy

I wasn't there. I was busy reloading spent casings.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/15/09 - 09:04 pm
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Justus is going to really

Justus is going to really freak out- there aren't any black people on the video.

HillGuy
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HillGuy 04/15/09 - 09:10 pm
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I was there and thousands

I was there and thousands showed up. By the way.. It lasted from 5pm to 10pm.. so unless you work a 2nd shift then you shouldn't have needed to take off work to attend. The Amphitheater was packed to capacity and that's not counting the many others standing outside and along the riverwalk. I'd say there were easily 5,000 ppl there.

Signal Always
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Signal Always 04/15/09 - 09:11 pm
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Most black people are happy

Most black people are happy to live on the government plantation. I, however, am not.

ONLY THE TRUTH
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ONLY THE TRUTH 04/15/09 - 09:12 pm
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Justus knows it is a vast

Justus knows it is a vast right wing conspiracy.

HillGuy
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HillGuy 04/15/09 - 09:13 pm
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I guess the founding fathers

I guess the founding fathers and patriots who created this country were simply "whiners", "zealots", and "extremists." I'm sure that's how CNN and MSNBC would have reported it if they were around in 1773.

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LBenedict 04/15/09 - 09:13 pm
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I was there. The ampitheater

I was there. The ampitheater was filled, plus others were standing on the walk. BTW, there were some black people there. Willistontown, you are one screwed up pup and you deserve the tax hikes and socialism...but we don't.

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