Saturday, April 3, 2010

Showdown In Searchlight

Radical Richard, Tea Party Deanie, Freedom Fighter and Laurence arrived at the Searchlight location at 4 am on the 27th. We expected to be first in line when the gates opened at 6AM. Surprisingly, the gate was open so we drove around in the dark looking for a place to park the RFA Motor Coach. There were already at least 300 RV’s, hundreds of cars, tents and even big semi trucks. Finally we were able to locate someone to tell us where to park. What a great job all the security volunteers did. They worked around the clock directing traffic.

Finally daylight rolled around. Although the rally did not begin until high noon eager Patriots began to awaken and the festivities were beginning. Despite the cold, windy, dusty day many took chairs, signs, blankets and coffee to the stage area hoping to get the best seats in the house. Never expecting this event to be as big as it was, we didn’t follow the others.As the endless line of cars, rvs, buses, semis, motorcycles and pedestrians entering the location, it soon became apparent the expected 1,500 to 2,000 participants were going to reach the 10,000 plus mark. Additional porta-potties and dumpsters were brought in.

I visited with many participants throughout the day. The excitement was contagious; these true Patriots were there to share their feelings and concerns about the direction our Country is headed. There were disgruntled Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Conservatives and Independents who were there to let the world know they are not happy with this Administration’s agenda. Although the weather was miserable, I never heard one complaint about the wind, blowing dust, cold or the long walks many people had to make. People were turned away at the gate no more vehicles could get in. One lady said she parked 3 miles down the road and walked in. Many people endured traffic lines for 2 hours or longer.

After Sarah Palin’s awesome speech people began leaving, the news said they left because they only came to hear Sarah. I spoke to many of those early departures and was told they were heading for Henderson to take in the Vegas rally where Ann Coulter would be speaking that afternoon. As those people were leaving, others were still pouring in, although Sarah was long gone.

9 to 14 thousand people were present according to members of the Press Corps, but the security and crowd control firm on the scene estimated 30,000 plus in attendance. CNN’s Fredericka Whitfield wasn’t quite prepared to give the rally credit it was due as far as participation. She estimated that hundreds, but if not, “at least dozens of people” were in attendance. I don’t think she had her eyes open, there were more than that many at noon the day before!

My general observation was people are very disgruntled, mad and afraid of the direction this government is taking us. The majority of the attendees are first timers on the political scene and vow they will continue to support this movement and stay involved in politics. They see their children owing more money than they can ever earn. They are mad at all the wasteful money going out of Washington DC. We cannot afford any more taxes, especially when the Administration is doing nothing to create money. Jobs are not being created. We don’t need to be spending money for future jobs that will not begin for years to come we need the jobs now! Health care is a joke to everyone. No one thinks health care as Obama has signed into law will work. They believe we won’t get the care we are getting now and we can’t afford it. How can we pay for something when we can barely make ends meet? Big Government is stealing our Freedom from us. We don’t want more government; we want honest government leaders who will work with and for We The People.

Most of all the warm feeling of true Patriotism that we all shared was almost beyond belief. People openly prayed. All from within their hearts sang our National Anthem and other Patriotic songs. Our Flag of the United States of America was proudly honored with the wonderful words of the Pledge of Allegiance. One man was so over-whelmed with the Patriotism shared by all he was nearly in tears. People were hugging complete strangers, vowing we will regain our Country and our Constitution. We will not go away, we will not let our Country’s true values go down the wrong way again. We will stay involved with the actions of our elected leaders. We will vote out all the leaders who are dishonest and take bribes for their votes.

I managed to get close enough to Joe The Plumber to get a hug and had him sign the sleeve on my shirt. I couldn’t even get near Sarah, but then she may not have hugged me.

Together we will win.
Tea Party Deanie
Aerial Pictures & Video


  1. As of yet I have never attended a Tea Party. They are having one the 14th of April in Boston, myself and some of my friends plan on going. It's exciting just to read about all the fun and Patriotism that people show. It's so hard to believe that all the different parties can get together without any trouble starting. I am really excited to see what it is all about. Please hurry up and get your pictures up.

  2. Mad Sally's RoommateApril 4, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Your article covering the Tea Party was very good. I will be glad to see your website get the pictures of it up. As I told FF I will try to attend one, not bad for a now middle of the road Dem. I might even learn to accept RR. Ha-ha!

  3. Your article was excellent Deanie. You are such a lucky little girl to have Joe The Plumber hug you and sign your shirt. He looks so fluffy when you see him. If you would like to sell that shirt, I will be glad to buy it.

  4. Swingin - As far as Deanie selling the shirt I haven't been able to get it off of her yet. As for Joe the Plumber looking so fluffy, he is a very down to earth person. I'm sure if he met you in person talking your BS he would be happy to fluff your head with some knots.
    Have a good day, Jay.

  5. I have never attended a Tea Party, but you are inspiring me to become involved in a grass roots program. Sounds like Searchlight was a great success. I hope we can all work together and get all the bad apples out of office this November. There are some Republicans that need to be gone too. I'll let you know when I attend my first Tea Party.

  6. Great job Fellow Patriot! Everything you say is accutate, I was there to see the same things. Keep building the patriotic momentum and we will have a landmark NOvember election.

  7. I wish I could have been there. The Express is going no where near here, but I am going to attend my first Tea Party on tax day. I know it will be nothing like Searchlight. I'm really excited, my roommate has said she will go with me.

  8. So glad you and thousands were able to go. To be able to show united support for our precious freedom, for our constitution and fellow citizens. Thank you and thanks to all who stand up however you can.

  9. concerned grampsApril 6, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    i wish i wasn't so old, the tea party sounds fun. Though i'm not there in body, i'm with you in my heart. please keep the info coming I enjoy reading what the real people are doing. God Bless.

  10. My brother was lucky enough to attend the Tea Party when it hit Pheonix, after attending it he said he had never seen anything like it before. The people were great and the Patriotism and love for this Country was abundant. He said he recommend everyone to attend a Tea Party and start spreading the word.

  11. Never been to a Tea Party, but they sound like a lot of fun. From what I saw on TV the one in Searchlight turned out bigger than anyone thought.


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