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May Day! May Day! - Defeat 1A ... because socialism isn't cool (1304)
Sponsoring Group: Pasadena Patriots
Organizer: Jonathan Wilson - Pasadena Patriots
Location: Pasadena City Hall, 100 N Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA, Pasadena, CA
Date: May 1, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Description:
An action to celebrate spring and protest the upcoming May 19th vote that asks California citizens to tax themselves even MORE through a YES Vote on Propositions 1 A, B, C, D, & F!

Vote NO on Propositions 1A, B, C, D, & F and stop the excessive taxation ... and maybe stop the spending train!
Expected Attendance: 200
Actual Attendance: 200
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Edmund Jenks (MAXINE) said:
As speakers took to the podium, the crowd became more, and more engaged.

There was a costume contest for protesters dressed as infamous communist dictators (i.e.Castro, Mao, Stalin, Chavez). The top 5 look-alikes would have received VIP seating behind the podium for maximum media exposure, but they wanted to remain in the crowd to give it the color and the humor the event commanded.

Victoria Jackson was brilliant and perfect for this gathering of unlikely protesters (she stated that she was not the type to get up and speak on political things, that this was her third time ... one couldn't tell, especially as she introduced her daughter). The protesters were unlikely in that, they were all well dressed, clean and a pretty sober bunch with smiles. It isn't that they lacked passion for the protest subject, the crowd just wouldn't be the sort that would go out and turn over cars, break windows, and such because they respected all peoples property and space ... but get them in a voting booth - WATCH OUT!

Following the rally, a fife playing Patrick Henry led protesters on a patriotic march through historic Old Town Pasadena where participants gathered for a happy hour celebration at Brix 42 Pub & Brewery. The march drew honks from passing cars on Colorado Blvd. in a show of support for the messages on the signs they had read.

It is time for all with a passion to place "BOOTS ON THE GROUND" in the community in order to defeat Propositions 1A-F. California is already fiscally and politically bankrupt. If passed, these propositions will only drive us further in the hole. When we win, politicians in both parties will know that Californians intend to retake control of state government. Like Proposition 13, it will send a shockwave throughout California, Washington, D.C., all of America and even the world.
May. 1, 2009 10:15 PM PDT
Edmund Jenks (MAXINE) said:
May. 2, 2009 8:37 AM PDT
Edmund Jenks (MAXINE) said:
May. 2, 2009 10:15 AM PDT
Edmund Jenks (MAXINE) said:
May. 2, 2009 11:35 AM PDT
Edmund Jenks (MAXINE) said:
The name of the very good and enjoyable Russian music group is - LIMPOPO!

LIMPOPO helped to make the rally as good a success as it was. The rally would have been less without LIMPOPO.
May. 3, 2009 9:22 PM PDT
Anonymous said:
Eric Porvaznik, Evan Sayet, Victoria Jackson May Day Pasadena Tea Party
May. 8, 2009 8:18 AM PDT
Edmund Jenks (MAXINE) said:
May. 1, 2009 1:56 PM PDT
Edmund Jenks (MAXINE) said:
To launch our "BOOTS ON THE GROUND" campaign to defeat Proposition 1A-F, the Pasadena Patriots will host a fun anti-socialism protest on May Day, May 1, 2009 at 4pm, on the steps of the historic Pasadena City Hall.

VIP speakers will include:
-Victoria Jackson, comedienne and Saturday Night Live alum,
-Evan Sayet, political pundit and comedian who will serve as Master of Ceremonies
-Andrew Breitbart, Washington Times columnist and creator of Big Hollywood and Breitbart.tv
-Larry Greenfield, Vice President of the Claremont Institute and former Regional Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

A great and enthusiastic crowd showed up ... we were even visited by one (1) protester who interrupted the speaker at the podium and claimed that Andrew Breitbart was involved in racist hate speech by citing that the policies of our current president amount to practicing socialism. Andrew asked him to take the microphone and defend his position, who, at that point walked up to the podium and continued to spew accusations without being able to support his position. He left, frustrated that he was unable to have his thoughts come out clearly at the podium.

There were many well made and thought out posters - please take the time to review them all.

Event videos, additional photos, and comments to follow
May. 1, 2009 8:10 PM PDT
Anonymous said:
Host: Pasadena Tea Party - No on 1A
Type: Causes - Rally
Network: Global
Date: Friday, May 1, 2009
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Pasadena City Hall
Street: 100 N Garfield Ave
City/Town: Pasadena, CA
Phone: 6267921762
Email: PasadenaPatriots@att.net
May. 1, 2009 8:14 PM PDT
Anonymous said:
Event Facebook Webpage: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=84114981788
May. 1, 2009 8:16 PM PDT
Edmund Jenks (MAXINE) said:
As the crowd gathered around waiting for the event to begin, ethnic Russian sounding music filled the air of this decidedly ANTI-socialism rally setting a fun tongue- in-cheek posture amongst this community of ... PROTESTERS!

VIP speakers will included:
-Victoria Jackson, comedienne and Saturday Night Live alum,
-Evan Sayet, political pundit and comedian who will serve as Master of Ceremonies
-Andrew Breitbart, Washington Times columnist and creator of Big Hollywood and Breitbart.tv
-Larry Greenfield, Vice President of the Claremont Institute and former Regional Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

All were filled with great focus and good advice on how to stick to ones convictions. Evan Sayet had one of the most humorous lines of the gathering when said that the Left and the Right are really not that far apart - The Right quotes Patrick Henry (personage in full costume and fife played by Jim Riley of Oakland, CA) and states "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" where as the Left ... while close, says "Give me Librium or give me Meth!"
May. 1, 2009 9:39 PM PDT
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