Traverse City Tea Party April 10, 2010

This might be a rather large rally in Traverse City Michigan.  We will be equipped with a professional sound system, world class singer Lloyd Marcus will be coming with the Express bus, and we are working on other special guests for the event.

Music, speeches, and friendly faces will be there!

Traverse City, MI

Saturday, April 10th at 11:00 am

Rally Location:
Grand Traverse Civic Center Pavilion
1213 W Civic Center Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686

More to follow as available.

Reminders to be posted each week.

22 comments for “Traverse City Tea Party April 10, 2010

  1. March 2, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Great posting,…just spoke to Jack Hoogendyk and he’s really looking forward to speaking at the event. Jack asked if I would be speaking about the Michigan FairTax,…told him I would like the opportunity to speak to the crowd. Jack also said he might do a meeting on Friday night before our Tea Party on Saturday. Thanks again for getting the message out!!!

    Trucker Randy

  2. Tim Colling - Livonia
    March 13, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Tea Party – stay in and change the republican party – we have no chance at splitting the republican vote – the Dem’s will win easily and that will kill any chance for business reforms for our State. Ross Perot had $$ Billions and although he didn’t take the presidency serious, he siphoned off republican votes.

    • jgillman
      March 13, 2010 at 3:01 pm

      Good call Tim. I wholeheartedly agree. The Republican party has strayed a little from its roots, and we need to pull it back a little to the meaning.. “Rule of Law.”

    • LarryB
      April 9, 2010 at 7:21 am

      i absolutely disagree. it didnt start in the republican party, and it shouldnt just be about republicans. most of the republicans we vote in are secret socialists themselves. McCain griping about obama socialism was the most hypocritical thing ive ever seen. not only that, a lot of these ideals are actually pretty appealing to liberals once you get them to realize that the way to accomplish their end goals (peace and prosperity) DOESNT go through government, that not only is it not the best way, its not even close to adequate, and most of the time REGRESSIVE towards their end goals. thats a hard barrier to get through. i dont think this movement has done enough of that, and thats thanks to this type of attitude. its better to do it the right way, than do it the quick way.

      • jgillman
        April 9, 2010 at 8:37 am

        Hope to see you as a continued activist Larry.

        I am working through reforming of the Republican party, while at the same time trying to educate why prosperity solves all problems. I am also trying to encourage Moderate Democrats to take back their party as well. They have allowed a fringe element to take it over, and now the fringe occupies the White House and a majority of congress.

        We get no further however by pulling a Ross Perot and setting the clock back so far the springs break.

        • LarryB
          April 9, 2010 at 9:55 am

          i dont think people would argue that prosperity cant solve problems. the problem is separating them from the idea that government can create or at least positively influence prosperity. it cant. prosperity comes from individuals engaging in ‘win-win’ transactions. the government only engages in ‘win-lose’ transactions, while outlawing the ability for people to engage in ‘win-win’ transactions. its a hard concept to argue, but that argument is what will make people who consider themselves socially liberal and fiscally conservative, which is the majority, reconsider their political philosophy. but if you try to work within the republican framework, you’re going to get a watered down version, essentially the same product we’ve gotten for a half century, without really appealing to the masses. thats just how i see it anyway.

        • LarryB
          April 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

          i also wanted to say that the ross perot thing isnt what im envisioning. he was one man working on his own. i think theres enough movement here that if the we stick to our guns and demand a standard, instead of saying ‘we’ll vote for ya anyway cause we’re just that scared of the other guy’, even if that means a third party candidate, you can do something bigger and better than you can otherwise. if you only work within the republican framework, all you’ll get is A LOT of hollow rhetoric and maybe, if your lucky, bits and pieces of what you want, while relegating yourself as a fringe republican group. but this movement should be more than that. it (originally, anyway) was based in calm, logical, rational thought instead of raw emotion. we can appeal to the masses, without diluting the content, to recreate the society that our forefathers created in the first place.

  3. grant rowe
    March 16, 2010 at 9:12 am

    keep me on your email list

  4. Jim Caraher
    March 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I agree, the GOP is our best shot. However they need to know “they will not get a free ride” They need to fix this mess that they helped create. They to can be thrown under the bus! Don’t make us start a third party. Nuff said.


  5. John VanDusen
    March 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm


    See you on the 10th.

    • penny misner
      April 11, 2010 at 12:01 pm

      Hi, are you the ‘VanDusen’ causing all the ‘ruckus’ in Benzie County? If so and need a little help, count me in!

  6. ChrisBemb
    April 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Leave your guns at home!

    • jgillman
      April 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm

      umm ok?

  7. ChrisBemb
    April 7, 2010 at 11:03 am

    It’s just that the tea baggers walk the line of radical propagandists groups that threaten the safety of our people and we need to keep tabs on their activities. Everything is just fine, as long as this very tiny little group has gatherings like this one is Traverse, to do their tea bagging to each other and to not have any radical movements that could become violent.

    • jgillman
      April 7, 2010 at 11:25 am

      Ahh.. A Derogatory nature advances the conversation.

      Its a shame your union contract must allow you to use Cessna’s KS office computers in house.

      If you haven’t been paying attention, the name calling stopped working. More and more people are going to tea parties. In fact fully 17% of the country now considers itself a part of the movement to restore government accountability.

      Hardly “radical”

      It seems however, that people who cannot debate but must resort to name calling and otherwise snide use of terms to deride a legitimate protest, could be viewed as unable to determine right from wrong at some point, and may indeed be the inciter of violence.

      Anyhow why would you think of “guns” first? It must be on your mind. You might look in the mirror when considering anyone violent.

  8. ChrisBemb
    April 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    If 17% of the country agrees with these views that still leaves 83%, “fully,” unwilling or against the idea of joining the movement…your out numbered. This, I believe, is caused by the hypocrisy of the movement itself. When George Bush was president the 5 trillion dollar deficiet was meaningless to the absent “Tea Party,” and the minute the presidential party changed the outrage was threw the roof. This is evidence that the movement is not concerned with the deficit itself, but more so, the person incharge. So as long as there is obsurd outrage and endorsments like “hopey-changey” the tea bagger party will struggle to gain followers with a mind of their own. And for the record, I’m from Michigan, unions suck.

    • jgillman
      April 7, 2010 at 1:39 pm

      Wrong.. it means 17% are ACTIVE.. consider themselves a part of the movement. The number of people who are paying attention and seeing THAT greater number over the 1% active opposition is great. No worries from me on this issue. And we don’t have to have a union print up signs and cart them in with a semi top be carried by paid marchers.

      Show up to one, and see if they target Obama directly. You will see they attack the Marxist Ideals perhaps, but not necessarily the man. Socialism is bad.. Very bad.. And as far as George Bush goes.. he screwed up by giving a single dollar to wall street. If a business deserves to die it should be allowed to do so.

      And yes… unions do suck..

      • penny misner
        April 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm

        Couldn’t have said it better myself! And all of your spelling was correct … Good job with the T.C. event, I was there and loved every minute of it, left feeling more revved up than ever. Just filled in and printed out an application for precinct delegate, I’ll deliver it to the courthouse on Mon.
        Tell Candy “hi”, I saw her there but she was one busy gal so I didn’t impose on her time. Thanks again! -p

  9. TLynn
    April 8, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Soccer mom…Hockey mom…full time health care worker…”radical”? I’m amazed that because I feel it’s important to stand up for my children’s future, and their children’s future, because nobody else will, that I could possibly be called a “radical”.

  10. LarryB
    April 9, 2010 at 6:57 am

    @ Chris: 4TR, the ORIGINAL tea partiers WERE speaking out against Bush and his socialist agenda long before the current rise of the tea party movement. im not involved in the movement, because i do believe it has been morphed into a subset of the republican party, or at least republicans are trying to shore up their base and identify themselves with the partiers. i am about 75% sure i will be attending this event just to ‘check it out’. im not going to make signs or participate, just watching and listening. i hoping that i am wrong about my opinion, and that its still pure, but im not going to hold my breath, either.

    also 4TR, unions dont suck, the rules that give unions unfair and unnecessary authority suck. i never understood why there is so much anger towards people who want to hold onto the value of their productive capacity that an unsound dollar takes away through inflation.

  11. John Lewis
    April 12, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Everybody seems to ignore the fact that big business controls Congress. Big business like
    the insurance and “defense” contractors are the big problem. We will always have this problem in Congress until a campaign finance bill is passed which eliminates campaign
    contributions from corporations. HaHaHa! Blaming Government for our problems is
    so easy, and so infantile!! John Lewis

  12. April 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Does anyone know of a bus going from Traverse City or surrounding areas to Washington DC or would anyone want to share the drive to me, my mom and my two kid’s? If you know of a bus or would like to split driving, in my van, since I am in a wheelchair or if anyone knows of a bus that is going to DC. Then please e-mail me thank you very much.

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