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TEA For 2…TEA For Me and TEA For You!
July 30, 2009, 10:15 am
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tea_party_cup_2_white_0lv6The state run media, for the most part ignored the TEA Party movement on July 4th.  Take into consideration that we had between 125 and 150 in the park in downtown Barre on Independence day and that there were 5 other simultaneous events happening all over the state.  With all of the traditions, activities and family responsibilitiesthat go with the holiday, I think it was a tremendous turnout and event.

We have been extremely supportive of the movement on the show and I have been honored to speak at a couple of events.  It is empowering to see that people are waking up but, I think its time that the TEA parties stop reaching for symbolic dates.  Tax day, July 4th ect.

The truth is that this is all new to conservatives.  We have jobs, we have lives and we have families.  Most of the people I have met at the TEA party movements are new to the whole idea of protest.  

Case in point: Krisitn Solstrom from Barre.   She organized the Barre City TEA party on July 4th.  She did a fantastic job having never done anything of the sort before.  She is  just a mom who has become really disturbed about the direction that our state and country are moving.

I would rather have 100 Kristin Solstrom’s than 1000 Acorn activists.  Why, because 100 Kristin Solstrom’s have decided for themselves that enough is enough.  Contrast to; 1,000 Acorn activists whom have been given a red t-shirt and told how to think and what to do!   The TEA party protesters are not bussed in or payed to stand and hold a sign.  The left can continue to say that the movement is being funded by Fox News or the GOP!  All of these claims are a smokescreen aimed at discrediting real Americans who have become reluctant  participants.

It really is time for the TEA Party Patriots to organize an event that happens on a average Saturday that has no symbolic significance.  Organizers should allow 6 to 8 weeks to promote it.  This will allow the Average Joe or Jane to participate without having to compete with work or family responsibilities and holiday traditions.

The next big date on the schedule is 09-12-09.  I believe is perfect, It is symbolic, but not on a holiday and happens to be a Saturday!  Be rest assured you will see me there! 

Many of you are aware of Glenn Beck’s 9-12 project. If you are not more details are available at the   

I humbly submit these ideas and at the same time would like to share with you the latest plans and info from the Vermont TEA Party.  If you are interested in joining the movement or helping in anyway, more info is available at   

 John Wallace writes: 

A heartfelt thank you to those who joined us in body as well as in spirit for the July 4th rallies in St. Albans, Burlington, Barre, Rutland, Manchester & Mount Independence. They were a great success. The intensity & sense of urgency for change in the political direction of our state & country was like static crackling in the air…the thunder & lightening helped emphasize the point!

Also, a great thanks to those who came out for our HR3200/Health Care Bill Protest at Vermont’s Congressional Delegation’s offices in Burlington, St. Johnsbury & Montpelier on the 17th…they can run, but they cannot hide. As truth  raises its head, people are dismissing the lies! Our ranks are filling & our momentum grows! Don’t keep the patriot’s faith, share it!

Points of Note, FYI’s & Future Dates

We will be holding Tea Party Organizing Meetings to help “Organize the Organization” within the next two weeks. Please contact your city’s/town organizer(s) for details on date, time & place. We need your participation…. Info will be posted on
(Each city’s organizer’s emails addresses located at end of email)
We are organizing 9/12 Bus Trip(s) to Washington DC for the “American Patriot’s Mass March” on Sat. Sept 12, 2009. We need people to help organize this. Info:

We are organizing statewide events for 9/12 for those people who do not want to go to DC (looking to expand into the eastern counties/Connecticut River Valley & Northeast Kingdom, the southern counties- Windham/Bennington—If you would like to help organize, please contact info:
We are starting a Vermont Tea Party Patriot Newsletter—starting off monthly with monthly editions…contributions/articles are welcome–events, parades, fairs, meetings, articles of interest…Please make the contribution concise, with correct punctuation/spelling etc… reply to
Important Point to Remember: We are asking everyone to dedicate just 10 minutes per day to “political pursuits.” When accomplished, the total of all your energies, will be far greater than the sum of the individual parts. This movement is not about “I the person”, it is about “We the People”…there is strength only with numbers, and each one of you can contribute in some way, no matter how large or small. That is how we affect Real Change! In 1775, we had the Minute Man Militia, today we are asking you to be the 10 Minute Man & Woman Tea Party Activist.
Possible 10 Minute Political Activist Activities :
Volunteer to help Tea Party Movement(!),

Call a/or write Senator a/or Congressman, State Legislator, [VTPE—Voice, Telephone, Pen, Email]
Read Washington Times Article, or other non-mainstream media source,

Speak to a friend about issues, invite them to join Tea Party Movement,

Write a “letter to the editor” of local newspaper,
Search on-line a/or read local “main stream media & print out/cut out article if it contains info that can be used for TP Movement

Search bill tracking sites to learn about various bills that are moving through Washington or Montpelier
Keep informed by going to (if you are a website designer…looking for help with website!)

Create your politically Active Community of Tea Party Activists—invite friends over for “Tea” (coffee or cocktails) and specifically talk about issues…then follow up with what can be done as political activists.
Just voting is not enough! No Whine & Cheese Parties
Read politically relevant books, David Horowitz, Mark Levin, Dick Morris, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Ann Duncan, Bernie Goldberg, Kevin Jackson etc)…maybe start a “book club” discussion with friends. (We will be posting a Tea Party Booklist on the website, please email suggestions to
Listen & call  Talk Radio Shows:

National Talk Shows on 1450 WSNO 
Glenn Beck M-F 9-12N;Rush Limbaugh M-F 12-3pm; Sean Hannity M-F 3-6pm.

Local: The TJ Michaels Show, Sat 7-9 am 802-479-3256—TJ is a very big supporter of the Tea Party Movement, and deserves your support as well!

Join Vermont Tea Party Google Group for discussion of issues… the following address is for general Vermont Tea Party Discussion: join this group, you will need to reply to invitation, which will follow soon or click onto above link to receive invite) New topic specific Google Groups will be added as needed.
The “opposition” has already begun organizing for the next legislative session. They are conspiring, creating the argument that “all the state government cuts have been made that can be made, therefore the state budget will have to increase again.” We know this is bunk. This is the audacity of arrogance that is dismissive of your fiscally frugal voice. WE ask everyone to start gathering information, (press, email, TV/radio news etc.)…we will utilize the information that it collected by all of you. We know which State Legislators, regardless of political party vote to increase your taxes, fees & mandates. You, all of us, WE, must hold them accountable on their record not their rhetoric…their lies, deflections & red herrings will not be accepted nor tolerated.
Nationally…The Administration/Congress is quickly pushing for the government run HR3200 (“Universal” Health Care Bill.) Your calls to Senators and Representatives are working, keeping the Bill from moving through committees…please, don’t stop calling! We can and will stop this bill that will bankrupt the country. This has been referred to as the “Kill Grandma Bill,” as it effectively is war upon elderly, little children, and those who have serious health issues…all those who need health care the most. This bill will limit access to health care as well as reduce the quality of health care…Period. There are many blatant lies being stated by our ex-Gov., the Pres., Congress, especially our Congressional Delegation.
Calls from you are the best, faxes are better than emails—they have to record faxes. (This is why when you are burning up the fax lines, they turn off their fax lines!) Good Going. Contact info below! (AS of 7-24-09..focus on House of Reps, vote will be soon, Senate may be delayed…will keep you posted)
Sen. Leahy—Sen- VT
202-224-4242 DC Ph202-224-3479
Sen. Sanders –Sen-Vt
202-224-5141 DC ph202-228-0776 Fax
Rep Peter Welch D-VT
202-225-4115 ph202-225-6790 fax
Democrat Blue Dog List: (Blue Dogs are the swing vote…keep calling these people and support them in opposing the Health Care Bill–HR3200
House Members:
Cap & Trade/HR2454 (now called ACES-American Clean Energy & Strategy ) is still in play. The Administration/Congress is looking to pass this in Sept., so we will keep you informed as the Bill moves. Call/faxes/emails can still be made on this bill to keep up pressure.
Sat & Sunday July 25 &26 Mount Independence, Orwell, Vt.
Soldiers Atop the Mount– Revolutionary War Reenactment
Sat & Sun Start at 10:00 am
(for info call 802-948-2000

Please support the re-enactors.They keep the flame of our true history alive, versus the revisionist history that is taught in schools. Also, make sure that you sign the petition to keep the Hubbardton Battlefield open. When History Exits, Despotism Enters.

The government is putting the Hubbardton Battlefield on a list of possibilities to close. Vermont has a ratio of 22:1000 (state employees to 1000 people); the national state average is 14/1000. It is not responsible to close a historical site, which brings tourist dollars into the state, especially when the state’s largest employer is tourism…convoluted logic!
Tea Party Organizational Meetings/Email addresses (for TBA, please contact organizer at email)
Barre 8-1-09 9 to 11 pm Location: TBD
Manchester TBA
Burlington TBA
Rutland TBA
St Albans TBA
keep an eye on our website for info


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