Monday, March 30, 2009

Protest Time Changed

After a meeting with several party members, we determined that our protest would be more effective if we concetrate the volume of people by narrowing the timeframe. The new times are 11AM to 1PM on April 15th.

Other items
  • There will be a few short words by some of the organizers and then an open mike for anybody who wants to say something to our representatives.
  • There will also be a petition to sign that we can send off to those mismanaging our tax dollars in Washington.
  • An email sign up form will be available for people who want to keep in touch with future events.
  • An action flyer will be handed out with a list of other things people can do to get involved.

Any new developments will be posted here, please check back frequently.

Friday, March 27, 2009

We Must All Hang Together

While watching the impending floods in Fargo North Dakota and Moorehead Minnesota, I was struck by the people power involved in trying to save those towns from destruction. Everybody is lending a hand and they have all been working non-stop through the night in the freezing tempatures. That is what America is all about, people taking a stand to protect their homes, their very lives. The willpower, perserverance, and hard work of those people may be able to stem the flood and preserve those towns.

Although our danger is not as obvious as the flooding occuring in the mid-west, all Americans are currently at risk. The flood of debt that is pouring out of Washington threaten to destroy our lives every bit as much as the destructive Red River that threaten those who live there. While we up in Northern Wyoming are blessed with very few natural disasters that we must combat, and have not been trained to work together on such a large scale, we are still Americans, we know how to stand up and protect our freedoms.

Every freedom we hold dear is under attack today, the first amendment only applies to those who toe the party line, the second amendment is in danger, the tenth amendment has been ignored for many years now. The least we can do as a people under this threat is to turn out and make our displeasure known. There will be much more asked of us in the future.

The Cody Tea Party on April 15, along with the thousands of other tea parties throughout America is just the beginning. As Benjamin Franklin said during the first American Revolution "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." America is just a few short steps away from sacrificing freedom for tyrrany and we must not let that happen.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Several Ways You Can Help Cody Tea Party

Since this is a grass roots campaign, I do not want to get into making it a big organized production. There are a few things though we can do to make the protest bigger and better. Here is a list of some things you can do to help us out.

  • 2-3 press releases - assigned
  • Logo, someone suggested something with "Don't Tread on Me" flag
    - open
  • Set up a Cafe Press store
  • Letters to the editor - open to whomever wants to write one
  • Flyers, nothing too fancy, just something to help spread the word - open

Finally, the best thing you can do is tell two more people about the protest and see if they will come.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Turnout, Turnout, Turnout!

Remember back in the 70's, there was a goofy shampoo commercial where a lady with exceptionally clean hair loved her shampoo so much that she told two friends, and those friends told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on, and so on...

That type of exponential word of mouth is what we need to get a good turn out for our tax day tea rally. Communities across the country will be protesting taxes on that day and we want to ensure that Cody does its part in the fight.

So, tell two friends, and have those friends tell two friends, and so on, and so on....

Monday, March 23, 2009

Proposed Tea Party Site

Here is where I think we should have the tea party. It is right across from the county court house and high school. Other suggestions are welcome of course.

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Orlando Success

There are tea parties popping up all over the United States. Cincinnati and Orlando have shown impressive turn-outs. Here is a link to some pictures from the Orlando rally. It would be great to do something similar after our successful rally here.


We will need people to show up with digital camera's to take some images and videos. We can post them on You Tube as well.

Lloyd Marcus also performed this song in Orlando. A great message and not a bad song at all.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tea Bags

One of my co-workers had the excellent idea to affix tea bags to your rearview mirror. This way, as we drive around town we can identify our compatriots. I tried tying one to the antenna, but lost it in the Cody wind before the vehicle even got moving.

Rearview mirror seems to be the best bet. Look for business cards about town pointing people to the website and the twitter account.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tax Day Tea

I hope to have an inital tea party on tax day, April 15th. Unfortunately, that is on a Wednesday and many responsible people are working on that day. It may be possible to set something up around noon and just have a table or something with a petition.

There are going to be a number of tea parties throughout the country on tax day and I would like us to do something at that time to show our support.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Welcome to Cody Tea Party

If you are reading this blog, you are probably fed up with the redistribution of wealth that is taking place in America. Since taking office, President Obama has plunged us deeper into debt than anybody thought possible. Whether it is negligence or simple naivité, his feet need to be held to the fire. Concerned Americans can make their voice heard by joining a grass-roots tea party.

Rick Santelli started it all with his call for a Chicago Tea Party on CNBC.

While we work out all the details, feel free to log in and post your own comments. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter us to get updates immediatly.