Wow. Just wow. When Catherine Engelbrecht and a handful of people met in the back of that little pub to start a "different" kind of tea party a scant 18 months ago, I bet none of them dreamed that they would become the model for sustainablitity and effectiveness that King Street Patriots has become. Yeah, yeah, I know, Catherine is driven and a big dreamer but still, c'mon! No way.
They've had to move again to a bigger place to accomodate their growth. They're having a Grand Opening party on Monday, May 16th, and guess who's coming to dinner? (click the image to expand)
How's about that? The Governor of the great state of Texas will be there! I'd suggest that you click this link right now and reserve your spot before it is all sold out!
And if I were one of the candidates for U. S. Senate (Glenn Addison, Andrew "CAS" Castanuela, Ted Cruz, Sean Hubbard, Elizabeth Ames Jones, Tom Leppert, Lela Pittenger, Michael Williams, or Roger Williams), I'd grab my cell phone right now and call Catherine at 713-401-3550 and ask her how you can help support this event. Trust me, it will be well worth your time and money – you'll meet some great people and might even convince one or two or ten to work in your campaign. Most of the King Street people are workers, not just spectators.
With Rick Perry attending, the lines between the Tea Party and the Republicans continue to blur. I was under the impression, obviously a mistaken one, the Tea Party came to be as an alternative to the usual party of two. Oh well.
Simple Simon says
Let's see, the Democratic and Republican parties are old, well established wings of the two party system in American politics. A grassroots, spontaneous movement springs up across the nation of people alarmed and frustrated with government spending and debt spinning out of control that borrows the historical name of revolutionary patriots' act of rebellion.
Why is this a problem and why are people confused ? Is it because the word "party" is included ? Does that trigger some synaptic response that cannot be countered with logic ? Good grief.
The Tea Partiers placed their bets with the Republicans because any moron with an IQ above room temperature knows they are the only political party with even the slightest inclination to rein in the spending and debt.
But why is it that people seem to think the Tea Party should be, could be or would want to be an "alternative" to the Democrats or Republicans ? Why would it occur to anyone the Tea Party is anything more than what it is other than wishful and unfounded reasoning ?
Complicated calculations like this are beyond the reach of Simple, but should not be for most folks.
Since one of the reasons the Tea Party exists is due to the lack of something in the typical elected Republican representative to counter, resist, and fight “government spending and debt spinning out of control”, I would think the Tea Party would maintain more distance from the Republicans. Placing a bet on the better candidate, then proudly heralding we can join him in celebration at a Tea Party event, rings a bit disingenuous to me. Then again, maybe I need to adjust my thermostat to ward off being just any moron.
simple simon says
et tu Big;
And to think all that time spent working as an Engineer and I can't do calculations. Getting a little personal aren't we? I can't remember ever insulting you even when we differed on an issue.
David Jennings says
Simple, I didn't insult you or anyone else. ?????
tired dog says
$50 suggested contribution…sorry…that's 2/3 a tank of gas.