Over 1,000 people gathered at noon and protested during Ventura County Tax Day Tea Party at the Ventura Government Center.
In Ventura, more than 1,000 people gathered under blue skies to vent wide-ranging concerns, from over-taxation and government spending to condemnation of a recent Homeland Security report tracking a rise in violence among right-wing groups.
Holding signs such as “Abolish the Federal Reserve,” and “We are Obummed Out, Stop Spending, No More Taxes,” the crowd was in a celebratory mood, loudly applauding each speaker and cheering as a small plane droned overhead pulling a banner that said “Iâ€™m Teaâ€™d Off!!”In an interesting note: I had not seen Catherine since 1994 or so when she used to interview me when I was an active participant in Ventura County GOP politics as an officeholder and candidate. I always found her to be a fair and balanced reporter.
There were two groups of Tea Party attendees – one at the government center listening to speakers and the second on Victoria Avenue carrying their signs and soliciting honks from the passing motorists.
California Republican Assembly Candidate Jeff Gorell talking with Camarillo, California GOP City Councilman Mike MorganJeff Gorell addressing the Tea Party Protest throngFlap’s Twitter friend @erickbrockwayTwitter friend @pir8gold sporting her #TCOT Top Conservatives on Twitter T- Shirt
Jeff Gorell, a Republican candidate for California Assemblywoman Audra Strickland’s seat in 2010 (Strickland is term limited out) speaks at Tea Party protest today
One of the few politicians who adddressed the hundreds who gathered at the Ventura County Government Center this afternoon was Jeff Gorell, the consensus Republican pick for California’s 37 Assembly District.
The Jeff Gorell for Assembly 2010 Facebook group is here.
I just returned from Ventura, California where I attended one of a couple of regional California Tax Day Tea Party protest events being held.
This PORKY protester greeted everyone passing to enter the Ventura County Government Center
There were many hand-made signs at this grassroots protest
A little California State Special Election politics was mixed into the day, Proposition 1A is a state tax increase measure
Future taxpayers attended the protest. After all, they are the ones who will pay for today’s government debt
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