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Monday, June 15, 2009

Flag Day Tea Party a Success!

American Flag (also a jigsaw puzzle )Image by uhuru1701 via Flickr

The 3rd installment of the Tulsa TeaParty Ralllies, was another resounding success!

Talk Radio Station 1170 KFAQ was terrific in supporting us, including Elvis Polo, who was our moderator for the Q & A session with State Senator Randy Brogdon, who is running for Oklahoma Governor, Clay Clark, who is rinning for Mayor of Tulsa, and David Brumbaugh, who is running for the State House of Representatives.

The day started off with the Pledge of Allegiance, and a wonderful rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner by the LaCount family! Following that, Victor LaCount, our emcee, welcomed everyone to the Rally 'Round the Flag Tulsa Tea Party. Several speakers followed, including Jai Blevins (Tulsa Tea Party Founder), Ken Yazel (Tulsa County Tax Assessor), Tim Miller (Highly Decorated former Green Beret), Nancy Parsons (Speaking about Universal HealthCare), and RJ Harris (Iraq War Veteran, running for Congress). We also had "Betsy Ross" speak on the history and importance of the American Flag. Interspersed were several wonderful renditions of patriotic songs, with the high point being Victor LaCount singing "Proud to be an American". He called up all of the Veteran's to stand in front of the stage, and sang a moving a powerful version of the song. One lady from the crowd stepped forward and shook hands with everyone of the Vet's, and this started a spontaneous movement from the crowd, as everyone lined up to do the same. This made all of us feel that pride and honor, once more, that came from wearing that uniform!

Following the entertainment, and wonderful speakers, we had a crowd submitted Q & A Session with the candidates present. Each of the candidates were asked and given 2 minutes to answer. The candidates handled themselves very well, with Senator Randy Brogdon, and Clay Clark drawing some of the biggest applause.

Finally, we ended with a Patriotic costume, and Best Sign Contest. There were many great costumes and signs, and pictures of those will be posted ASAP!

The only negative for the day, was the fact that despite several press release emails, and postings on their community calendars, most of the local media, completely ignored us! The only news media that covered us at all were 1170 KFAQ, and KTUL Channel 8! The rest of the media basically pretended they didn't know anything about it! I am personally boycotting the News programs on all other stations from this point forward! I urge those who support the Tulsa Tea Party to do likewise.

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