Friday, August 21, 2009

Tea Parties and recess rallies

"Recess rallies" will be be held across the nation tomorrow to protest Obamacare. I don't know how much response there will be to the one taking place at the Capitol tomorrow - I've only seen a couple of emails about it.

If response to recent local town halls - such as the "double-header" conducted in Oklahoma City by Mary Fallin to accomodate some 2000-3000 people - is any indication, turnout might be sizable.

I do know that the local rally is being organized by the same group of theocrats and Birchers who organized the Sooner Tea Party on July 4th. I didn't attend that rally, but videos of the speakers have been posted on YouTube.

The Sooner Tea Party group is not to be confused with the OKC Tea Party group behind the Tax Day Tea Party rally on April 15th - or are they? At the time, the OKC group was at least willing to distance itself from overt theocrats such as Sally Kern.

Since then, they shut down their discussion forums for awhile - both on Facebook and their website - but now the forums on their Facebook page are back up.

They also aligned themselves with the so-called "912" movement and they're gearing up for a "912" rally on the afternoon of Sunday, September 13th at the Capitol.

This is part of a nationwide event in which even some Objectivists are participating as speakers and even organizers in some locations. The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights is even listed as a co-sponsor of the Washington, DC rally. I wonder what Oklahoma City's theocrats and Birchers think of that?

It will be interesting to see how this turns out.

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