San Antonio’s Tea Party Patriots gathered at the Alamo to Protest the Obamacare bill currently pendingin the Senate on Wednesday, Decembr 16th, 2009.
In the drizzling rain.
In the 40 degree temperatures.
Frankly, I think it was amazing at all we even topped 100 people. Those are some dedicated, seriously angry people.
(Please pardon the fogginess of the camera; I took it from a cold car into my warm house and everything fogged up. My bad.)
The Alamo to the right; the Alamo Plaza Christmas Tree (sponsored by HEB) on the left, and the seriously angry people in between.
Protesters were mostly angry about spending (left), and many US and “Don’t-Tread-On-Me” Flas were apparent. (right)
KENS-TV sent both an on-site reporter to do interviews (And open their 5:00 pm newscast as wel), and a helicopter to circle Alamo Plaza. No other news organizations bothered; not even the San Antonio Express-News, whose offices are three blocks north.
KENS-TV had us all gather aruond the camera and we obligingly sang Obamacare Christmas Carols as the newscast opened. Lovely people.
The shot as seen from right next to the KENS-TV camera. Groovy!
This guy had his nifty little signs on poles . . . .
. . . . that he could spin around on those poles and change the messages. Great idea, nice guy, too.
Waving to passers-by from Alamo Plaza. Almost every third or fourth car honked; almost ALL of them waved. Some of them even waved more than one finger at a time.
And a good shot of the other flags there, too. All things considered, a great turn-out for a terrible day weather-wise, and great coverage for the SA Tea Party as well.