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Commissioner Aaronson Insults Single Patriot Mother and the 1.2 MILLION Americans who attended the Tea Parties on April 15!


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On Tuesday May 19, Suzanne Squire, a single working mom took off time from work to go to the Palm Beach County Commission Meeting. Suzanne, when allowed to address the meeting, said that the spending was ?unsustainable? and then referenced David Crockett, while a member of Congress, who said ?The Money belongs to the Taxpayers!? Suzanne Squire then made mention that she had just attended the Tea Party Protest on April 15 when over three thousand citizens protested the bailouts and excessive overspending by the government at the very same building where the meeting was being held.

Suzanne then said Commissioner Aaronson responded by asking ?why the ?Tea Party People? made it to the Tea Party but couldn?t make it to the meeting!? Suzanne felt this was equivalent to a verbal slap in the face and has enlisted the assistance of South Florida Tea Party to hold a Tea Party Protest at the June 16 County Commission Meeting. Everett Wilkinson, the coordinator for the April 15 Tea Party Protest and TeaPartyPatriots.org Florida State Co-Chair, has responded by saying that ?he encourages patriots to call, email and fax Commissioner Aaronson to tell him to apologize to both to Suzanne and the 1.2 million people at the Tea Parties on April 15.?
Please call, email and fax Commissioner Aaronson to tell him to apologize to both to Suzanne and the 1.2 million people at the Tea Parties on April 15. Do not use foul or abusive language.
Commissioner
Burt Aaronson:
301 North Olive Ave. Suite 1201
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 355-2205
877-930-2205
(Toll Free outside the West Palm Beach calling area)
BAARONSO@pbcgov.com
Please mark your calandars for June 16 for the Tea Party Protest at the County Commission Meeting. We need to support Patriots who are brave like Suzanne and voice the people?s opinion on the governments out of control spending. More details to follow.
Tea Party Protest
9AM
301 North Olive Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
 
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Re: Help a Patriot

where in the world did they come up with 1.2 million people attending the tea parties? seems to be inflated by a factor of 10!:+clueless
4.15.2009

How Many Attended The Tea Parties?


by Nate Silver @ 9:38 PM
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Below is a VERY long (but far from comprehensive) list of crowd size estimates at today's Tea Party protests across the country. I've tried to take estimates provided by reporters or police officials only, rather than estimates provided by the organizers or attendees themselves, although surely this is an imperfect science. I've also tried to avoid taking any data from explicitly partisan (including left-leaning partisan) news sources. Collectively, these reports account for an attendance of 111,899.

Denver, CO - 5,000
Olympia, WA - 4,500 (average of two estimates)
Oklahoma City, OK - 4,000
Lansing, MI - 4,000
Vero Beach, FL - 3,500
Sacramento, CA - 3,500 (average of two estimates)
Columbia, SC - 3,300
Tulsa, OK - 3,200
Hartford, CT - 3,000
Sioux Falls, SD - 3,000
Naples, FL - 3,000 (two events)
Annapolis, MD - 2,750 (average of two estimates)
Boise, ID - 2,500
Chattanooga, TN - 2,000
Stuart, FL - 2,000
Cincinnati, OH - 2,000
Tucson, AZ - 2,000
Huntsville, AL - 2,000
Des Monies, IA - 2,000 (average of two estimates)
Troy, MI - 2,000
Carson City, NV - 2,000
Augusta, GA - 1,700
Austin, TX - 1,500
Salem, OR - 1,500 (average of two estimates)
Wheeling, WV - 1,200
Washington, DC - 1,000
Fort Collins, CO - 1,000
Kansas City, MO - 1,000
Baxter, AR - 1,000
Lisle, IL - 1,000
Plymouth, MI - 1,000
Des Moines, IA - 1,000
Mobile, AL - 1,000
Ocala, FL - 1,000
West Palm Beach, FL - 1,000
Salt Lake City, UT - 1,000
Greensboro, NC 1,000
New Haven, CT - 1,000
Montgomery, AL - 1,000
Natrona, WY - 1,000
Albany, NY - 1,000
Loveland, CO - 1,000
Ventura, CA - 1,000
Wichita, KS - 1,000
Fresno, CA - 1,000
Joplin, MO - 1,000
Baton Rouge, LA - 1,000
Gilbert, AZ - 900
Winston-Salem, NC - 900
Abilene, TX - 800
Wichita Falls, TX - 800
Virginia Beach, VA - 650
Morristown, NJ - 600 (average of three estimates)
Yakima, WA - 600
Charleston, WV - 550 (average of two estimates)
Billings, MT - 500
Piscataway, NJ - 500
Port St. Lucie, FL - 500
Boston, MA - 500
Corpus Christi, TX - 500
Santa Rosa, CA - 500
Naperville, IL - 500
Southlake, TX - 500
Duluth, MN - 500
Missoula, MT - 500
Fort Smith, AR - 500
Springfield, IL - 400
Livonia, MI - 400
Champaign, IL - 400
Elba, AL - 400
Valdosta, GA - 400
Syracuse, NY - 400
Modesto, CA - 400
Chillicothe, OH - 400
Bethlehem, PA - 300
Friendswood, TX - 300
Camdenton, MO - 300
Cheyenne, WY - 300
Joliet, IL - 300
Massapequa, NY - 300
Goldsboro, NC - 300
Ashtabula, OH - 275
Chelsea, MI - 250
Glendale, CA - 250
Hannibal, MO - 200
Seguin, TX - 200
Rockford, IL - 200
Flemington, NJ - 200
Palmer Township, PA - 200
Ann Arbor, MI - 200
Youngstown, OH - 200
Fayetteville, GA - 200
Scranton, PA - 200
Rowlett, TX - 200
Dekalb, AL - 200
Cody, WY - 200
Ada, OK - 200
Superior, WI - 200
Philadelphia, PA - 200
Buffalo, NY - 150
Baltimore, MD - 150
Kalispell, MT - 150
Omaha, NE - 150
Council Bluffs, NE - 150
Albany, OR - 140
Camden, NY - 100
Evansville, IN - 100
Oak Harbor, WA - 100
Meridian, MS - 100
Cedar Rapids, IA - 100
Gastonia, NC - 100
Bristol, TN - 100
Greenville, TN - 100
Shelton, CT - 100
Plattsburgh, NY - 100
Milwaukee, WI - 80
Chester, NY - 80
Newark, NJ - 50
Napa, CA - 50
North Platte, NE - 50
Frisco, CO - 50
Pataskala, OH - 30
Green Cove Springs, FL - 30
Lake City, WA - 24
Bound Book, NJ - 20
Lincoln, NE - 20

Are these figures impressive? I'd say they're reasonably impressive. Then again, 111,899 isn't much more than the number who attend a typical University of Michigan football game or who attended a single Barack Obama rally in Portland, Oregon last year.

But, the list is far from complete. This covers 126 rallies, whereas the most common figure I've seen is that there were about 750 such protests nationwide -- about six times more than we've accounted for.

So, can we simply multiply the estimate by six to estimate the overall number of attendees across the country, which would imply that about 670,000 tea-baggers?

That strikes me as pretty bad idea, because there is a statistical bias in which rallies are reported upon -- more successful rallies in larger areas are liable to draw more reporters, and thereby show up in news feeds, etc. Although there are a few large rallies (Atlanta, for example) where there aren't yet hard numbers to account for, I'd imagine that most of the "missing" protests in the long tail drew relatively small numbers -- 20, 50, 100, 200 people. My hunch is that the overall attendance figure nationwide is probably something like 250,000, but that's just a guess.

The other weird thing about these numbers is how little correlation there seems to be between the size of the rally and the size of that city's population -- the Olympia, Washington event drew about 20 times more people than Philadelphia's; twice as many showed up in Baxter, Arkansas as in Boston. These rallies appear to be drawing disproportionately from rural areas, which is one reason why, although the cumulative attendance figure is impressive, there doesn't appear to have been any one single place where the protesters gathered (say) 15,000 people together.


...see also organizing, populism, tea parties




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Re: Help a Patriot

Less than 250,000 attended NATIONALLY

In other words ... HALF OF DES MOINES, IOWA !!!


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