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The video from John Stewart of The Daily Show explains the feelings of the Tea Bag protesters very well.
The Tea Bag Parties are coming to Simi Valley this week with two different events on Wednesday.
Click here for the Simi Valley Civic Center Tea Party. The Civic Center is the shopping plaza where Regal Cinemas is located.
Click here for the event in front of the Ronald Reagan Library. The organizers put on their website that reservations are required.
Click here for past entries on local Tea Parties.
The protesters are asking people to bring tea bags to send to politicians that they blame for all sorts of problems. Some of the protesters are even protesting against George W. Bush and the Republican Party for the unfunded mandates added to Medicare.
On a side note the House of Representatives is in recess which means Rep. Elton Gallegly will be in the district. If you get me a picture of Elton Gallegly at a Tea Party I will donate $20 to a local widely respected charity of your choice. $25 for a video if you give me the rights.
Have you seen any news what Rep. Gallegly will be doing this week? I have been calling his office to see if he has any upcoming public events but for the many months the answer has been no.
That doesn't mean he isn't in the district. I saw him at The Hat in Simi Valley recently. But both Audra Strickland and Tony Strickland hold many more scheduled events where the public can ask them questions.
I am beginning to think the lack of public events is a signal that Elton Gallegly is going to retire soon.
Who agrees with me that Rep. Gallegly should hold more scheduled events where we can ask him questions? You don't need to register or use your real name to comment, but many people give more attention to those willing to use their real name.
David Atkins, popular Dailykos.com blogger and new radio talk show host, has a blog entry up on DailyKos discussing the robocalls to get people to attend the Tea Bag Protests. Click on the picture to read it.
Here is a screenshot from the event information for the Ventura event that sums up what they are protesting against.