I attended the Atlanta Tea Party today.
Here's the slide show I created on Flickr The full photostream is here.
Or, just watch the show:
Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.
It was drizzling lightly when I arrived, but by the time the protest started, it was really pelting down. Nonetheless, the crowd, which had to have been over 200, was of good cheer. Let me tell you, getting 200+ people together in less than a week, on a pelting rainy day was quite an achievement. Atlanta Tea Party is to be congratulated. I'm to be congratulated. Hell, the people who showed are to be congratulated. And, of course, thanks very much to the police for keeping good order and discipline.
A few people didn't get the word, and showed with placards on wooden stakes. They were politely, but firmly turned away. I alternated between handing out Obama Bucks and taking pictures. Eric Von Haessler from Q100 Atlanta showed and gave a real stem-winder of a speech. By the time he finished, I was soaked to the skin, and late in my return to work, so I fled the scene.
Anyway, it was a fun crowd, with loads of smiles.
When I got off MARTA at the Dunwoody station, I looked down to see an actual puddle around my feet. Back to work anyway.