I have to say, I rather like the idea of being completely and totally inoffensive. I find it makes the best type of protest.
Don't know how many people are in the Boston area, but Sarah Palin is addressing the tea party folks on the Common 4/14, 10 am to 1 pm. Seriously considering counter-protesting, but with coffee. Ya know...coffee party?
That event was still a go, last time I checked.
And I think it would be great to see a variety of intelligent, civil expressions of protest.
I want to do this so badly. I think you should also post it to boston_teaparty
. We haven't had one of those in so long.Edited at 2010-04-01 09:15 pm (UTC)
Can you? I'm not a member.
And the more I'm thinking about this, and the more it's bouncing around in my brain, and the more people are talking about it -- the more it's getting to be about having a tea party, and less about protesting other people who call themselves The Tea Party Movement.
As I said previously, I'm in. Possibly with company. :)
i'm very interested, but....will i have clothes? ;)
my work is right around the corner from there so i can provide hot water.
2010-04-01 09:41 pm (UTC)
We're gonna need a table.
i may be able to provide a small-ish one
As the person who originally floated the idea of a counter-demonstration, I love this.
Can I suggest "Now THIS is a Tea Party" as the official title of the gathering? And in keeping with the gentility of the event, our official position can be to decry those who wish to sully the image of a Tea Party with boorish behavior, an unwillingness to share, and frightfully bad grammar?
love the official position.
I say start a Facebook page for it too for those who aren't on LJ as much anymore. That way you have a bagillion people there and it'll make the news on CA and I'll be like, "I'm from there, woooooOOoOOooO!"
Yeah, I think that's a brilliant idea - then people can RSVP (headcount estimate), there's a set time/place, etc.
Also, not everyone needs tables - maybe do blankets/sheets, picnic-style?
i will dress to the 4.5s and can bring tea but not tables or chairs. i'm fully prepared to just stand around with a teacup a la lady gaga
I love you all so very much.
this is brilliant. the organization Irish Queers organized a tea party in protest to the exclusion of queers from the nyc st patrick's day parade a few years ago. we had a blast and the music adds to it.
oh, boston. i miss you.
this is the best. idea. ever.
Too bad this is during work hours. Perhaps I can show up during one of my breaks for a quick cup of tea.
THis, yes. I'd love to go! But no...
I hope it takes more than two hours. Otherwise, I won't be able to make it... :-/
I read the "inoffensiveness" part to my office and we loved it... Too bad we have an event out in Worcester that day, so none of us will be around.
"Tort reform? Oh, dear, has one of them slipped? No, I think both the chocolate tort and the lemon tort seem to be in reasonable shape."
Oh my goodness, I'm gonna be there. And possibly wearing tails.
Hey, y'all should get Improv Everywhere in on this. You might end up with some truly epic manpower.
Even if we don't get them ACTUALLY involved, I think that we should be inspired by their spirit and attitude -- the idea of creating a situation which is weird, but positive for everyone around. Nonconfrontational, friendly, and enjoyable, and using the power of art to make people think.
So, i'm 110% trying my damndest to take the day off of work for this, AND, more importantly, i will make for-real-honest-to-god-dainty-as-all-get-out petite fours for the occasion.
This is a big fucking deal! :-D
Oh, ghod, this is awesome.
Please, please post videos afterward!!
Facebook event page needed for proliferation of idea.
If someone has the time to organise this somewhere between Orange County and Santa Barbara County CA, I am so there. We have some Royal Albert "Memory Lane" that's lived in a china cabinet for the entire damn-near-18-years we've been married, with nary a drop of tea to sully their dusty virginity. Time to fix that.
Oh, and when I read this to my 12-y-o daughter, she immediately piped up "scones". You need scones. Bigtime.