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Tea Party Participants Show Signs of Confusion Pt. II
by R. Wilson/Gianturco
Thursday Jul 9th, 2009 6:43 PM
All photos here copyrighted by Paola Gianturco.
Reprinted on indybay by permission.

Top photo: Tea Party participant tries to get his point across to an unconvinced Raging Granny.

Part I is at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/07/06/18605843.php

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. There they encountered members of the Raging Grannies and allies, who had been singing out for single payer health care on the corner.

Angry "teabaggers" tried to block the health care reform activists' signs so they could not be seen by passing cars. The Grannies cranked up the amp and led chants as things heated up. Police on mounted horse came to monitor the situation when the some of the pro-gun tea party people starting bragging a little too loudly about their fire power.
§Teabagger tries to take on two Grannies
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§Teabagger comes up behind the Grannies singing on the corner
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§Attempts to block the Grannies' message
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Teabagger tries to take over the corner, but behind her the Grannies are not to be outdone
§Grannies sing louder to get across their message!
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§Granny Bambi says nicely...
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Perhaps you didn't get our message? Here, take a copy of the lyrics:
Grannies sang to tune of My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean: Healthcare, health care, we need single payer healthcare!
§Tea Party T
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§Tea Party buttons
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§Tea Party Transportation
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Grannies, on the other hand, carpooled or came by bus
§They say they are "Taxed Enough Already"
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Sadly, they don't get it...they need single payer as much as the rest of us!
§This guy and many others were with the Grannies for Health Care Reform
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The Tea Party folks don't want ANY kind of reform...go figure...
§Holding their position at the intersection
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Grannies rule!
§Despite age and infirmities, Grannies stand firm
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§Keeping their cool under parasols
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§chanting
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§Not to be deterred
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§Grannies are for peace, single payer, women's reproductive rights...
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...seemingly everything the Tea Party ultra conservatives despise
§Mounted Police Observe
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§Guy across the street has a different agenda
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