You Can Never Have Too Much Tea

I attended “Constitution, Candidates, & Your Vote” presented by The Georgia Tea Party this evening. I had an awesome time mingling with my favorite candidates, listening to Herman Cain, and chatting with good friends.

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The event was held at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta, from 5pm to 9pm. I arrived just after 5:30 and wasted no time getting to the candidate “bullpen” to see who I could photograph.

The first candidate I saw was Kira Willis, Libertarian candidate for State Superintendent of Schools. She got my vote earlier today when I left all of the choices for superintendent blank on the primary ballot.

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According to the news media, Karen Handel is doing well in the polls, and it looks like the primary may come down to a run-off between her and Nathan Deal.

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I didn’t see Eric Johnson at the event, I am not sure if he was able to attend, but you couldn’t miss seeing John Oxendine. Everytime he opened his mouth there was a bright glow in the bullpen. Is it me or are his teeth un-naturally large and artificially white?

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By far, the most disgusting experience of the evening was when I was greeted by another candidate who had abnormally sticky and slimy hands. The next time I attend an event like this, I am bringing a gallon of Purell. I can put up with a lot from people, but this is just disgusting.

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Of course, there were many bright spots (and I am not talking Oxendine’s teeth) in the candidate’s area. Gerry Purcell, candidate for Insurance Commissioner, was there. He was greeting people, answering questions, chatting with supporters, and posing for photos.

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The next Attorney General for the state of Georgia, Max Wood, was on hand to listen to voters and remind people why we need someone like him in that office.

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I spent far too much time in the bullpen, but as soon as Ray McSlimy shook my hand I had to leave in search of hot water, or at the very least someone with a bottle of Purell. I quickly took my seat in the bleachers with the gals from the Douglas County TEA Party, Brenda, Beth, and Teresa. We listened to Herman Cain as he did his live show, and spent the evening chatting about all things “local”. Or was that “loco”. Hmm. I forget.

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So I am sitting here tonight, at almost midnight, and I just realized I have to be out the door around 7am for a camera club field trip. You can see the rest of the photos I took on my Facebook page or my Flickr page. If you need the link, it’s at the top of the page.

A Town Hall With Rep. Gingrey

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) held a town hall meeting, and I finally got to attend. It seemed everytime he announced a town hall I had other plans that could not be cancelled. I got lucky this time.

I arrived just as the meeting was starting, and ended up sitting way in the back, which was okay because I wanted to take photos while I was there. There were approximately 150 people in attendance in the recreation center, and Rep. Gingrey went above and beyond addressing everyone’s concerns. In fact, the town hall meeting was scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and he stayed late to make sure he got a chance to answer as many questions as possible.

 

He addressed questions about the health-care bill, the reconciliation fiasco that gave the government control of the entire student loan program, social security and medicare.

The one thing I like most about Rep. Gingrey, is that he tells it like it is. He calls a terrorist a terrorist, and isn’t afraid to mince words when he speaks about muslim extremism.

 

If you haven’t attended a town hall meeting with your elected Congressman, I highly recommend doing so. It really is the best way for them to learn what their constituents are really feeling.

I took a lot of video while I was there, but the audio isn’t the greatest. The sound system didn’t play too well with the acoustics of a basketball court. If I can get the audio to sound a bit better I might post a couple of the video clips later this week. I was going to mess with it tonight but I have the beginning of one of my headaches, so all I want to do now is sleep.

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