Friday, September 11, 2009

TEA Party Express - The 9/12 project

I'm sitting here watching Sean Hannity and the TEA Party Express with Dick Armey, of all people!  I'm so excited about tomorrow and all the buses converging on Washington, especially knowing there are THREE buses going from here!  Hopefully, networks other than Fox will start to report this stuff.  AND, also about things like the resignation of Van Jones . . . the firing of two Baltimore ACORN employees, the "reassignment" of a Whitehouse liaison to the NEA, the firing of two DC ACORN employees.  Amazing, eh?

May God continue to bless America, our Troops and their families.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Spread the Word

We've had notices in the newspapers, we've asked to be posted on some Tea Party web sites and we'll be publicized on WSLK, but we need your help in spreading the word!

A good website for signs - print them out or use their slogans - is

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

T.E.A. Party Now Scheduled!

Our next event will be Friday, September 4th, from 2:00 'til 4:00 p.m. We'll have speakers on the Cap and Trade bill that has passed the House and the Health Care Reform bill that's currently being considered AND the tax - and other - implications to us all if they pass as written.

More later. Do check back frequently!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Local Tea Parties

We're postponing our event until September - probably Labor Day - due to so many conflicts scheduled by the organizers, but there are lots more in the area.

Click here: July 4th Tea Party Rallies in Virginia Americans for Prosperity

Have fun and may God Bless America!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Check back here for information on our next event . . . July 4th . . . Independence Day!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

TEA Party a Success in SPITE of Weather!

Approximately 250 people came - some in strollers and some using canes - in cold, drizzly (early) weather, walked through mud to get there, but enthusiasm was not lacking. (Oddly enough, none of them looked like right-wing extremists and all looked like the real deal - grass roots - not astro-turf types.) Signs of all types - see below - expressed the frustration of attendees with the way our government's spending has run amok. Anyone with pictures to share, please email to

Our eternal thanks to Floyd Enterprises, Inc., especially Gerry Hachmann, Bill Berry, Joe Byron, Don Winter, Olivia Tarvis, Kathie and Phil Floyd. Many thanks to Grand Furniture for allowing the use of their parking lot and to Lee Arnold (Smith Mountain Yacht Club) for use of a much-less-muddy field than our originally planned one. And thanks to David Fallwell for his contribution of bottled water.

Check out news article at:

Partial agenda and information is on the right. If you didn't get to hear it all first-hand, please read all the way to the bottom. It's long, but it's a skinny column! ;)

Double-click on image to enlarge.

Two great voices - Carmel Vaden and Charles Poindexter - singing "God Bless America" at the end of the Tea Party.
My most humble apologies for being so delinquent in posting the results, but I've been preoccupied with family matters.

Monday, April 6, 2009

TEA Party Update

There will be a reading of the "Declaration" and a list of grievances.

We'll have patriot music - plus some fun music and the Tea Party Anthem - beginning at 1:30.

An open microphone will be available for a short time for attendees to voice grievances. Keep it pithy!

Friday, March 27, 2009

You're Invited to a TEA Party

Smith Mountain Lake TEA Party
(Taxed Enough Already)

Rte. 122 at Westlake in Hardy, across from Grand's
Tuesday, April 14th; 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Join us and help get the message out:
“We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!”

How to participate:
- Bring your righteous indignation and a festive mood!
- Create and bring handmade signs. (No offensive language or
- graphics, please.)
- Invite your family and friends. And bring your children and
grandchildren; it’s their futures we are trying to protect!
- Bring small American Flags. This is a patriotic event!
- Wear Red/White/Blue or a Patriotic costume.
- A lawn chair may come in handy.
- And definitely bring a Bag of Tea to toss into our ”Harbor”!

We'll have patriotic (and other) music, a reading of the "Declaration," a few speakers and an open mic in case you have something you need to get off your chest! (Tax-related, of course!)

Invited speakers include our elected officials and community leaders. Speaker Committments on the right.