Michigan — February 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Tea partiers holding “counter-protest” at Mich. Capitol tomorrow


Yesterday, I wrote about a state budget protest and Lobby Day being organized for tomorrow (Tuesday February 22, 2011).

Turna out the “Southwest Michigan Tea Party Patriots” and the “Tea Party of Western Michigan” are holding a “Suppport the Budget Cuts” counter-protest at the same time.

We will gather along Walnut on the West side of the Capitol. There seems to be plenty of parking within 2 to 3 blocks to the West of that area.

Please check out this web site: Worker Solidarity

As you can see they are calling for rallies across the nation this week. Folks, this is the start of the 2012 campaign. In contrast to Tea Party rallies in support of the rule of law and the constitution and election of folks who would vote as we desired, these rallies are against the duly elected representatives of the folks who turned the nation red in November. I’ll let you make up your own minds as to who may be behind that site…. “workers of the world?”….

We cannot let our elected government officials be intimidated by these ill informed people who will show up for these rallies. We must let them see that ‘the folks’ are here to support them in the difficult decisions we sent them to Lansing, or Madison, or Springfield, or where ever to make.

As always, bring signs that are to the point; humor is usually the best way to make a point. No personalities, no politics, we are about citizen control of our government. Elections mean things. “No more $140,000 per year bus drivers” or “I can’t afford my health insurance AND yours” or “Tea for two means you pay too”. Come on, you can do better than that I am sure.

For those of you who live several hours from Lansing it means it will be an early morning road trip, but we need to show our support for spending cuts against those whose interest is in continued growth of government. Dress warm, Lansing is a cold, cold place.

February 22nd is George Washington’s birthday; What Would George Do? Make him proud of us.

This could get interesting…

I’m just sayin’…