Brilliant move by the Richmond Tea Party

27 Oct

Richmond, Virginia city government has been charging the Richmond Tea Party thousands of dollars since its inception for permits, extra police patrols, portajohns, stage permits in addition to requiring a very expensive insurance policy for the privilege of using the park at Kanawha Plaza for RTP’s Tax Day Tea Parties.  I know first hand as the one time fundraiser for the early RTP.

Richmond Tea Party April 15, 2009

But, the Occupy Richmond group has been assembled for several days in the very same park without any of the permits or facilities listed above.

To that end, yesterday the Richmond Tea Party issued a press release pointing out this double standard and is going to present Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones with an invoice to be reimbursed for these costs.

Update:  The invoice is for $10,000

Bravo Richmond Tea Party!

All Tea Party groups across the country should follow suit.


Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Occupy Movement


7 responses to “Brilliant move by the Richmond Tea Party

  1. Laura Glover

    October 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Amen! I remember how hard you worked and all the hoops that had to be jumped through just to make the first Tea Party happen. Now, those schmucks camp out in the plaza, and making it impossible for anyone else to enjoy.

    • P. Henry Saddleburr

      October 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

      Yes, several people worked extremely hard and lost lots of sleep putting the first one together in about 6 weeks.

      As for ‘enjoying’ the plaza, that’s a bit of a stretch since it’s usually the home address of the homeless, complete with the odors that accompany them.

  2. Saddlesore

    October 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Excellent. Isn’t amazing how the left just always expects to get away with stuff? Definitely keep up the pressure on the City. Consider going to court if you have to. There must be a sympathetic lawyer who can help. Try suing the City for discrimination.

    • P. Henry Saddleburr

      October 27, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      This is a job for Patrick McSweeney. Did you happen to notice yourself in that pic, Saddlesore?

      • Saddlesore

        October 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm

        I noticed that…

  3. Pedro

    October 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Atlanta Tea Party has already notified the city of Atlanta that the same privileges are expected for any future Tea Party gathering, or rallies. I think that reimbursement should be demanded here as well.


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