That is the best picture I took at the St Louis Tea Party. That girl is just beaming. Those kids were having a great time on a cold day and I hope they got some hot chocolate afterward!
That's me with my 8 week old protest babe. Thanks to whoever took the picture—I found it on facebook. The other half of my social security plan had a play date, so there are no pictures of her.
I planned to interview people and upload the interviews to YouTube; however, even though my camera had charged overnight, it was DOA at the event. I think it has a charging problem or the battery's shot.
I had backup options. I brought both my video capable cell phone and my MP3 (audio-only) recorder; however, the cold weather combined with everything I was carrying convinced me that you have to either be a protester or a journalist. With better weather, maybe I could've done both.
Another lesson learned is that you need to bring a real bullhorn. The one they had could not be clearly heard towards the back of the crowd. Here's one of the speakers with the bullhorn:
My beef is not just with the government. I also feel that the media has been biased towards left-liberal causes in their reporting, so I issued myself media credentials for this event ;-) I don't think there are any great pictures of them, though they are partially visible in the picture of me at 24thstate.com. Here's the text: RebootCongress.blogspot.com / Media Credentials / Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of... the press...
If you're a blogger, please do the same! There's no reason the implosion of newspapers cannot spread further up the media food chain. All you have to do is the job they aren't doing and do it for free with the help of YouTube....
Update: Thanks for the picture Shamed! I think that's the best shot of my little one. As you can see she fainted when she heard that DC's already spent >$11k on her behalf.
Update 2: Thanks for the link Tim! Another good picture. It was a good idea to crop-out my bad hair. Thanks again!
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