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Tea Party Participants Show Signs of Confusion
by Watch Out for the Right Wing
Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM
Some Signs Seen as the Extremist Right Wing "Tea Party" (TEA = Taxed Enough Already) participants descended on the intersection of Stevens Creek and Winchester in San Jose on July 5.

Top Photo: "Tea-baggers" seem to like the humorous moniker given to them by the very people that oppose them. The tea party participant here has tea bags hanging from his sign.

Union members, *Health Care for All* Activists, San Jose Peace and Justice Center members, WILPF members, Raging Grannies, and other Single Payer Health Care Plan supporters faced off with right wingers who could use a lesson in American Government.

First of all: it isn't spelled Gov'mnt. Nor is it abbreviated that way.

Second of all: Obama is not a socialist...not even close!

Third of all: Fill in what YOU'd like to teach the Tea Party people in the *comments* section below!
§We've already got this...so what's your point?
by Just Some Kooky Signs! Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

Free Market Health Care has gotten us exactly WHERE?
§T-shirt says it all
by ... Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

Christian, American, Heterosexual, Pro-gun, Conservative...
and, he might have added, likes to draw animal netherparts as a pastime.
§Really kooky sign!
by Just Some Kooky Signs! Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

"Clinging to my bible and guns, and now my wallet too."
§Chains You Can Believe In...Obama Care
by Just Some Kooky Signs! Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

Worries about Obama at night.
§This argument was a stock talking point
by Just Some Kooky Signs! Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

According to the tea party people, Canadians and Europeans are fleeing to the US because of our wonderful health care, and Japanese get most of their elective surgery done outside their own country. Sounds like a Rush Limbaugh line if you ask me....
§Gov'mnt?
by Just Some Kooky Signs! Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM


§Another sign
by Just Some Kooky Signs! Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

Obama on a dollar bill
§Three stooges and stats
by Just Some Kooky Signs! Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

§Confronted by two single payer advocates
by ... Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

§Who had the best t-shirts? Single Payer Supporters!
by .. Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

Health Care? Yes!
Insurance Companies? No
§Serious discussion
by ... Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

At left, Tea Party Go'er with Stars and Stripes faces off with member of Steam Fitters Union and two Raging Grannies.
§As a Raging Granny was leaving...
by ,,, Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

...San Jose's mounted police decided the crowd of several hundred might need closer "monitoring".
§A Raging Granny is sad...
by ... Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

...that the Tea Party go-ers think that only their OWN views are patriotic. They wave their flags beyond. (Real patriots are concerned for more than their own wallets)
§On the side of Single Payer
by ...supporting Single Payer, yeah! Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

§On the side of Single Payer
by Go Green Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

Green Party members
§Veterans for Peace
by ...supporting Single Payer, yeah! Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

§Health Care for All, David Ledesma, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, more
by Solidarity with Single Payer! Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

Just some of the groups that support Single Payer and sent members to counter protest against the Tea Party were: Santa Clara County Single Payer Healthcare Coalition, Raging Grannies Action League, South Bay Mobilization, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, One Voice!, Californians for Justice, San Jose Labor Party, San Jose WILPF(Womens International League for Peace and Freedom), and the San Jose Peace and Justice Center.
§2 of twelve Raging Grannies who came
by Rockin'! Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM

§The last word
by Single-Payer Advocate Monday Jul 6th, 2009 12:41 AM