Sunday, April 10, 2011

SW Florida Bloggers Unite...

...or just run into each other at the local Tea Party rally.

It was my pleasure to meet P, the author of The Born Again Americans Blog, on Saturday (April 9) at the Lee County Tea Party Rally in Fort Myers, FL.  The first thing I noticed was one of his signs and then I recognized him from his blog.  We had a nice chat and I got to meet his wife T and his brother LP is a great patriot who is a member of a local 9.12 group.  I was sure that one day I'd run into him at a Tea Party rally in the area and yesterday was my lucky day.

P and TCL
(signs courtesy of P)

P's post on the rally is terrific, so I've decided to let him do the hard work today.  I couldn't have said it any better.  Don't forget to head over to his blog to see his photos from the rally.  I've added a few of my own photos at the bottom of this post.

Post from The Born Again Americans Blog:


The Lee County Patriots in conjunction with the Cape Coral 9/12 and the Naples Tea Party hosted a TEA Party in beautiful downtown Ft. Myers (sorry, was born and raised here, a little prejudice) at Centennial Park... I'm not going to try and say there were thousands of people there, but several hundred braved what turned out to be brutally hot conditions even for April in South West Florida...

It was a very inspiring event happening only hours after what some are saying was a failure by our Republican / Conservative elected representatives in the "Budget Battle" with the morons on the left... Why do we continue to deny the fact that deep down inside, all we really want to do is kill women and starve senior citizens... One of the first steps we must take is to admit we have a problem... Hi my name is (P) and I'm a woman killing, senior citizen starving Conservative...  There, I said it, now with help from Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer I can someday say "I'm a recovering Conservative"... Everyone knows that you are never completely liberal, it's one day at a time...
(I have no idea where that came from, but I had fun with it)

Back on track... The speakers were as interesting as they were inspiring... It never fails to fill me with hope every time I attend something like this and see that I'm not alone... That there are Americans that still believe in the principles that this great nation was founded upon... We are and will forever be the greatest nation on the face of the earth and that the "American Experiment" is alive and well... We as a nation fell asleep, but by the grace of God, we woke up in the nick of time... The Founding Fathers gave us the perfect (well as perfect as humanly possible) system by which we can govern ourselves... We need to adhere to it and never forget that it's "We the People", not the government that is in charge... They work for us and must never be allowed to think otherwise... We are endowed by our Creator (something Obama has trouble saying) with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... We don't need anyone "spreading the wealth around" the playing field is fine the way it is, no leveling needed... Just do what is outlined in the Constitution and let the American people do what we do best... We became the greatest nation on earth because we have the freedom to do and prosper as individuals, no collective salvation, no executive orders, no mandates needed...

I must admit the absolute highlight of my day was when I was approached by a young lady who leaned over and asked are you The Born Again American? I knew immediately that she must be "The Conservative Lady" author of this incredible blog... We knew that we both lived here in South West Florida, but had never met in person... You need only to visit her blog to understand what a service she provides to our country and our cause... The really great part is that she and her husband to whom we will refer to as TCG (The Conservative Gentleman) are as pleasant and engaging as any two people you could ever hope to meet... Like many, they are part time residents here and soon will be heading north, but I am looking forward to more encounters with them when they return next fall...
P, thank you for the nice words...especially the "young lady" part.

Here are some of my photos from the rally:
View from the street.  It was hard to take a photo of the crowd because people were spread out trying to find some shade.  It was a really hot and sunny day.
 There weren't as many signs as you would normally see at a Tea Party Rally, but this one caught my eye.

Lots of stuff for sale.  I picked up 2 "Don't Tread On Me" buttons.


 Two of the t-shirts on sale at the concession stands.

Patriotic rides.
TCL and One Nation Under God U.S.A. Members
This guy is a comedian who they said performed at CPAC.  I did not get  his name (bad me), but he was pretty funny.  (Anyone know who he is?)
The flag in the background was flown above the Capitol.  They chanced it off at the rally.

This artist painted a picture right up there on stage in front of the crowd in just a few minutes.
The finished product.
Trey Radel, a local talk radio host, was the MC.

Next week there will be Tax Day Tea Parties all around the country.  I hope everyone gets out to show that we are more enthusiastic and determined than ever to show Washington that we mean business.  Tell Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, BO and the rest of the Dems in DC, that no matter how much they demonize the Tea Party Movement, we are not backing down until they HEAR US LOUD AND CLEAR.


  1. You are far too kind... Thanks for the promo and I've already linked your post to my FB page as well as sending a link to George who will forward it to the rest of the 9.12 group...

    Have fun next weekend and we'll see you next fall...

  2. Thanks to you, too.
    It was great meeting a fellow blogger buddy in person for a change. You are doing a great job with the blog and participating in the 9.12 group. Keep up the good work.

  3. What a great post! I'm so jealous that you got to meet two of my favorite bloggers, and that they got to meet you, another of my favorite bloggers. How great is that?! Yay American patriots.

  4. Thank God for folks like you two! Well done, very well done.

  5. Fuzzy Slippers:
    Thanks for the nice compliment.

  6. Looks like a lot of fun.

  7. Thanks for the report Pretty Lady. Born Again you did a great job, and I'll be at your place in a minute. It's been too long since I was there.

    I plan to attend the Carson City, NV. 4/15 Tea Party. I was there last year. It's right in the middle of Harry Reid country. Did you want me to tell him anything? I already have my sign slogan.

  8. Top of the Blog.

    "Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

  9. I hope that Obama follows the sign and exits.

    It is both cool and wonderful that you and P were able to meet.

  10. Odie:
    What I would like to tell Harry Reid is definitely an offense against the "new civility", so it's better I keep my mouth shut.
    Have a great time at the Tax Day Tea Party.

  11. Teresa:
    Obama will be taken out the exit door screaming and kicking.

  12. Conservative Lady, The comedian was Eric Golub, aka eric (yes, lower case e) the Tygrrrr Express. His blog, The Tygrrrr Express won Bloggers Choice Award for Most Passionate Fan Base.

    Glad you came to the tea party.

    Our website will be back up this week. Had to take it down after dust up over Imam speaking engagement cancellation.

  13. Actually TLC, I'm sure Obama will be dragged out of the White House in a ball-gag.

    But, great report and great job to both you and Born Again. I have not visited his blog, but I will now (although I doubt he will like my blog....I can be sort of a hell raiser ya know).

    Great job!!

  14. Jake:
    Thanks. I'm sure P will appreciate you checking out his blog and I'm sure he'll like yours, too. We're all on the same page when it comes to our country.


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