Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More April 15 Pictures!

Jenn over at Green Country Values has posted pictures from the Veterans Park Tea Party here.

Chris Medlock has some pictures from the Downtown Tea Party.

Bland Bridenstine has a bunch of photos from the downtown event and the Veterans Park event.

KRMG has some video from the LaFortune event, including some cool aerial video courtesy of SkyNews 6. If anyone knows about any other pictures, let me know, and I'll add that links well.

KFAQs Tulsa Tea Party page.

Sharp Right Turn attended the Downtown event, here are her pics and take on the Party.

And here is Jai Blevins, the Tulsa Organizer of all things Tea, and his summary.

And of course, my pictures from the Downtown Event

Link Love from Michael Bates! Blatesline has an excellent roundup of Tea Parties in Tulsa, State-wide and some national links as well. Thanks, again for the link.

Linked by Twana Blevins at Patriots for America, who also links over to some OKC coverage

April 15 Tea Party Pictures

When I got there, about 45 minutes before it was scheduled to start, there was already a large crowd gathered. Full Disclosure, I am horrible at estimating these things, but I know there was already more people than at the March event, which had around 400 people.

So here is a crowd shot. As start time approached, more people, we eventually topped out around 1000 people...

Here is a shot of John Gibson, of Fox News, getting set up.
Chris Medlock, known rabble rouser and trouble maker. Just kidding, Chris is a former city councillor, and a great guy. He has done serious good work for the city of Tulsa.

Here is Jai Blevins. He is the primary organizer for the Tulsa Area Tea Parties. We're keeping him busy.

OK, very close to start time, above is Pat Campbell, the local Morning Drive host for KFAQ, and also Amber Newbold, who will sing the National Anthem.

And here is Amber singing, as we get started. She did great, by the way.

Jerry Robinson follows Amber with a Prayer

Here's Chris Medlock addressing the crowd. He stressed the importance of keeping informed (extremly challenging with the murky Tulsa politics) and getting involved. He also told people to join Facebook, and I'm not sure if I can forgive him for that. But he is right, the Conservative Movement needs to master the web, especially for organizing and getting the message out. The left has a certain advantage over us on that front.

Here's a better picture of Sally Bell.

Colin Hughes

And John Gibson, very happy to be in Tulsa.

Here is a crowd shot as Jai Blevins reads out some of the reaction he's received at the his Tea Party website

The Channel 6 Helicopter flew over head, their story can be found here.

That pretty much wrapped up the downtown party, and I scurried over to LaFortune Park to see what they where up to...

They had an excellent turnout, estimates of over 3200 people.

All in all, an excellent day for the Tea Parties in Tulsa.

Afternoon Party

OK, I'll have Pictures from the Courthouse Tea Party up in just a bit. Great turnout, a lot of very vocal people supporting the movement. I've even got a couple of pics from the LaFortune Tea Party. It looks like they had an excellent turn out there as well.


If you missed out, but still want to get out to an event, there is still one more party today in the Tulsa area.

Time: April 15, 2009 from 5:00 pm to 7pm
Place: Veteran's Park
Street:19th & Boulder
City: Tulsa
Facebook: Click here
Contact Info: (918)760-8282

Keep it rolling, folks!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

People ask why we are excited.

People ask why we are excited about the spending, but we didn't criticize the previous Administration.

1. We did criticise, especially TARP 1

And 2.

Heck of a difference.

I grabbed the Graphic from Chris Medlock, but the original source, and accompanying story, is at The Heritage Foundation.

Wow, a lot of hits coming in from Cincinnati, which is awesome. All I did is comment on the very interesting story at that site, but the Cincinnati site got an Insta-lanche, and I'm getting a mini-lanche from it. Behold the Power of Instapundit!

Look around, folks, welcome to my home. Wipe the shoes at the door, and don't mind the dog, he's just friendly like that.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Be There! Tea Parties on Wednesday!

Just throwing out a reminder:

Time: April 15, 2009 from 11am to 1pm
Place: Tulsa Courthouse Plaza
Street:500 S Denver Ave
Map:Click Here
Parking Map:Click Here
City: Tulsa
Facebook: Click here
Contact Info: (918)760-8282
Event Type: Tea Party
Organized By: Jai Blevins

Confirmed Speakers & Guests....
Pat Campbell - 1170 KFAQ
John Gibson - 1170 KFAQ
Jerry Robinson
Chris Medlock
Sally Bell
JB Alexander
Tim Coager
Collin Hughes - Americans for Prosperity

For more information, or the location of other events in the Tulsa area, go to

If you need information on the event being held at LaFortune park, go to the KRMG website.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Free Market solution to the Pirate Problem?

History provides us with a 300+ year proven track record of dealing with Pirates in a successful manner, and part of that history included the use of privately owned vessels. The fine folks over at the Competative Enterprise Insitute think it might be time to revive that tradition.

Read the whole article. I enjoyed the whole article but for some reason, this part tickled me...

“The world has changed a lot since nations last made significant use of letters of marquee and reprisal. If Congress were to decide to issue them, it would certainly have to revisit the concept,” said CEI Senior Fellow Eli Lehrer. “It’s the type of free-market solution to a real problem that Congress should consider but hasn’t in any serious way.”

Hat Tip to The Rhetorican

Seal of Approval


Navy Seal of Approval, that is...

From Uncle Jimbo, at Blackfive:

The lifeboat was approx. 25 m behind the Bainbridge when snipers on the fantail observed one of the pirates in the pilot house of the lifeboat pointing an AK-47 at the back of a tied up Phillips and the other two pirates on board were visible (at least shoulders and heads). The standing authority gave them clearance to engage the pirates if the life of the captain was in imminent danger. The on scene commander deemed this to be true and gave the order to fire. All three bad guys were taken out...

Well Done, Gentlemen.

As a Former Marine, I send nothing but love to my Squidley Buddies! [Just kidding, guys!]

Seriously, Kudos all around. The operation was swift, decisive, and wholly effective. 3 Pirates dead, one captured. Now just several hundred more to go.

GO Navy!

Added Note:

I Highly Recommend for commentary on current events from the perspective of the Military. Blackfive, the proprietor of the site, has assembled a group of intelligent, knowledgeable and skilled writers. And as a bonus, they are all Veterans, they have seen the elephant. Quite frankly, any news organization would be lucky to assemble such a group, and to their discredit, those organizations don't seem to make much of an effort that direction.