Clay County T.E.A. Party, Flora, Illinois, 04.17.10!
Posted by Jack Howser
on Sunday, April 18th, 2010 @ 5:08 pm.
Here are some scenes from yesterday’s (04.17.10) fantastic event in Flora, Illinois, the T.E.A. (Taxed Enough Already) Party, organized by the Clay County T.E.A. Party group, held on the lawn of the Flora Library. Plenty of folks, live music, food stand, and lots of people coming together to speak about the direction this country is headed and how we can stop the deterioration before it’s too late!
This lovely lady is Wanda Eastin, of Flora, one of the Clay County T.E.A. Party organizers and a very hard worker. She began T.E.A. Partying last April (2009) and said she was really pleased with this event.
Susan Petty, Adam Andrzejewski aid, enlists members of the crowd to sign the "Open The Books" petition, which asks Illinois house speaker Mike Madigan for a complete forensic audit of Illinois' budgets since 2003---the Blagojevich/Quinn era.
The crowd was close to capacity in the Library Park; bench seats were filled, and many brought their own lawn chairs while others pulled up a piece of sod and sat on down.
Hand-made signs were displayed prominently across the lawn.
Wearing a "Marines" jacket, Alton Franklin, independent candidate for Illinois senate this year (to replace lame duck Roland Burris), listens to the speakers.
Reclaiming Christian Values director Bev McDowell holds her sign while waiting her turn at the podium. She gave an inspiring speech about how small groups can make big changes with enough determination.
Olney attorney Jeff Fleming is a common fixture at conservative rallies and meetings.
Another Reclaiming Christian Values member, Joanne Taylor, reminds us to stand while we still can.
Bob Mann of Flora enjoyed the speakers and also told us he likes Disclosure! Rolling past in the background was the constant police presence; it wasn't clear why anyone thought this was necessary, as it was definitely a peaceable assembly of people.
We were informed that former schoolteacher Bill Wallace, in burgundy sweater and white driving cap, is a big Obama supporter. Guesses were that he was at the T.E.A. Party "Just to see what's going on."
There were several heartwarming sights at the park, including this courtesy of Bryan West, right, and his boys Max, 7, holding the flag, and Cole, 12. They are from Bible Grove.
Dr. Kelly Stanfield, a chiropractor from Effingham, speaks about the disaster that Obamacare will bring to this country's medical services providers.
At about 5 p.m., Adam Andrzejewski met with reporters.
It might be noted here that Andrzejewski, a conservative Republican, was speaking to reporters, about five in number and representing mostly Clay County print media (there are three), about his “Open the Books” effort to get the state of Illinois audited. Andrzejewski was stating that Chicago Democrats are largely to blame for the budget crisis in the state. As he was explaining this, his staff came to get him and conduct him to the stage for his presentation to the crowd. One of the print media members (whose name we didn’t catch, but it was a short, scruffy, older-looking blonde gal) began complaining about Andrzejewski’s assertion that it was the Democrats who had created the budget problem in the state, griping as Andrzejewski walked away, “Whaddya mean, Democrats? This mess was left by Republicans too, what about George Ryan,” etc. It was rather shameful, as Andrzejewski hadn’t expounded upon his full dissertation of who, in control of the state for at least 20 years, it was that was holding off the “Open the Books” request—Speaker of the House Mike Madigan. But it was a VERY good demonstration of exactly how left-wing-liberal even very, very small town newspapers can get…if they’re owned by a big conglomerate that is rabidly ‘progressive.’
Andrzejewski's elocution held the crowd's attention and was very encouraging, as he spoke from an angle of common sense where running the state was concerned. As a successful businessman, Andrzejewski stated he believed we need to "bring business principals to the state government."
Andrzejewski speaking to the crowd; his staff said this was his 21st Tea Party in 10 days. He didn't look like he was suffering from any of it! Very energetic and intelligent, he's an inspiring candidate; Illinois obviously made a mistake during the Primary (Andrzejewski was second in the polls).
Even the babes were enthralled with what was going on at the T.E.A. Party; here, Irma Pierce, age 1, and her brother Owen, 3, both of Flora, were enjoying the day with their family.
We’ll have even more photos along with complete coverage of the T.E.A. Party from Flora in the print version, on stands May 12, 2010! In Clay County, you can pick up your copy at Party House in Flora, The Price is Right in Clay City, Empty Pockets in Iola and Needmore Store in Louisville!
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Posted by Jack Howser
on Apr 18 2010. Filed under Clay
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