The Chicago Tea Party

I’m in.

All this is due to CNBC reporter Rick Santelli (at least he was a CNBC reporter this morning . . .) who, as reported on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show as well as many points on the Internet, morphed from reporter to rabble-rouser, the rabble in this case being the traders on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. He says we need a Chicago Tea Party this July.

The video is here[*1] (about five minutes of reporter-ranty goodness).

I’m there. As Thomas Jefferson said, “A little revolution now and then is a good thing; the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

And yeah, taxation IS tyranny. Always has been.

Who else is in? A partial list, courtesy the technosocialists at Google:

American Princess[*2]
The Market Ticker[*3]
The National Conversation (Raw)[*4]
Backyard Conservative[*6] , who says he’s hearing it will be Tax Day, April 15th. I say, why limit it to only one Tea Party?
The Hedgehog Report[*7]
Take a TECKnews[*8]
Batman’s Manifestoes[*9] (sic)
Roger L. Simon[*10] (a founder of Pajamas Media)
From the Foothills[*11]
The Rational Capitalist[*12]
Axis of Right[*13]
Temple of Mut[*15]
Southern Belle Politics[*16]
Ned Grace[*17]
980 At Night[*19] (Oh good lord, 980 KMBZ snuck a brand-new local program in on me . . . midnight to 2 am Saturday nights. Why doesn’t anyone tell me these things!
Liberally Conservative[*20]
Storm’n Norm’n[*21] (probably not General Schwartzkopf)

That’s just a few of the 100,000+ blog mentions currently on Google.

And, finally, credit where due, the image leading off this article is from The Market Ticker[*22] . It needs to be angrier, IMHO, with pitchforks and the like. But still . . .

See you in Chicago!