Saturday, September 12, 2009

Right-Wing Extremists Unite: The Boise Tea Party

The organizers of today's Tea Party estimated over a thousand in attendance, including your humble correspondent, her aunt and her cousin. A pretty sizable mob of right-wing rabble, headed by a bunch of flag-waving bikers, marched from the Boise Depot, down Capitol Boulevard and gathered at Capitol Park to listen to music and speakers. It wasn't as big a crowd as the one that gathered in Washington, D.C., but attendance far outpaced anything liberal protest organizers have ever been able to drum up in Boise since I've lived here. Nevertheless, although there was some press coverage, I didn't see any news crews at Capitol Park.

Unfortunately, the Statehouse is under renovations, and fenced off, so there weren't any really good vantage points to take pictures from; but I did get lots of good shots. The hardest part was to choose from among them.

Some dangerous extremists.

Veterans in the crowd.

Davy Crockett and Benjamin Franklin pose for the cameras.

From across the centuries, Patrick Henry addresses the rally: his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech before the Second Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775.

Patriotic pooch.

Protesters sign the Declaration of Independence. See a familiar signature at top left of the signature sheet, big enough for the Messiah to see without corrective lenses?

Here it is again, just in case you can't.

Next installment: dangerous right-wing extremists exercise their First Amendment rights.


  1. You'll have to point out the "extremists". I didn't see any in your pictures.

  2. They're all extremists. Everybody who hoists Old Glory, or the "Don't Tread on Me" flag; anybody who voted for Ron Paul; anybody who criticizes the Obama administration; anybody who opposes socialized medicine...these are all dangerous extremists.

  3. I didn't see any right wing extremist wacko terrorists, but I did notice that you managed to take quite a few shots of good looking guys .............................and I thank you ;-)