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Tea party protest at Southfork Ranch falls short of estimated 50,000 attendees
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Source: Dallas Morning News

It was more than the heat that had people hot under the collar this Independence Day at Southfork Ranch. A range of issues from taxes to universal health care brought a crowd out to America's Tea Party.

Organizers billed the gathering as the largest tea party in the nation, saying crowds could reach 50,000. Tea party organizers said any crowd estimates would come toward the end of the event and were likely to be done by local police.

As the event kicked off at 3 p.m., only a smattering of people had gathered in the grassy field in front of the stage. Organizers attributed the sparse attendance at that point to the 100-plus degree heat.

Jim Cooper of Mansfield, who was sitting with his wife under one of Southfork's few shade trees, said he wasn't able to attend a tea party that was held April 15 and wanted to find out what the tea party movement was all about.

"Government control is increasing," he said, listing health care legislation and the economy as some of his concerns.

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Americas no longer free and save our constitution was the call of the protesters who came in some wearing tea bag designed accessories.
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  -Tea party protest at Southfork Ranch falls short of estimated 50,000 attendees AlphaCentauri  Jul-05-09 01:00 PM   #0 
  - So how many people showed up?  Hawkeye-X   Jul-05-09 01:02 PM   #1 
  - The artcle says about 7500.  Jade Fox   Jul-05-09 01:10 PM   #7 
  - Yeah that's a little short of 50,000. n/t  geomon666   Jul-05-09 04:55 PM   #18 
  - 100 degrees in July, and people did not show up???  dixiegrrrrl   Jul-05-09 07:52 PM   #26 
     - 100 degrees  Aragorn   Jul-06-09 07:04 AM   #31 
  - New Round Of Tea Parties Held Across North Texas (CBS)  struggle4progress   Jul-05-09 01:13 PM   #8 
  - "A smattering". The photo shows two.  bleever   Jul-05-09 07:17 PM   #24 
  - And where were they during the worst abuses of the last ten years?  Mythsaje   Jul-05-09 01:03 PM   #2 
  - No, no, no, it's not mixed-race. The new word for the old word is: Socialist.  pattmarty   Jul-05-09 02:28 PM   #15 
  - The Freepers are claiming 25-35k attended  tridim   Jul-05-09 01:04 PM   #3 
  - i'd halve that at least  shanti   Jul-05-09 01:06 PM   #4 
  - Dallas police (in the article) estimated less than 10,000.  lamp_shade   Jul-05-09 01:08 PM   #6 
  - Most came for the fireworks display:  struggle4progress   Jul-05-09 01:22 PM   #9 
  - probably most people didn't know they were attending a tea party  AlphaCentauri   Jul-05-09 02:01 PM   #12 
  - Did you read some of the "comments"? Holy shit!!!!! I'm moving to Canada.  pattmarty   Jul-05-09 02:25 PM   #14 
  - At least Canada already has its health care system straightened out  marshall   Jul-06-09 09:22 AM   #33 
  - The local paper reported 37,000 attending  marshall   Jul-06-09 09:21 AM   #32 
  - Right, Mr. Cooper, increasing TransNationalInc. control is far preferable to a republic controlling  patrice   Jul-05-09 01:08 PM   #5 
  - You should have seen the "Tea Bagging" party here in Denver...  mtf80123   Jul-05-09 01:37 PM   #10 
  - One would reckon teabagging for fun and profit to be lot like religious snake handling.  nealmhughes   Jul-05-09 01:47 PM   #11 
  - I went to the one in my town for shits and giggles and stayed for................  pattmarty   Jul-05-09 02:22 PM   #13 
  - you've got guts.  DesertFlower   Jul-05-09 03:41 PM   #16 
  - They make the claim that the Texas economy is  Alcibiades   Jul-05-09 04:03 PM   #17 
  - They are free to pool their money together and buy an island somewhere  rpannier   Jul-05-09 07:25 PM   #25 
  - 'fair weather patriots' -and a CLASS SYSTEM - lookie the VIP-only section  tomm2thumbs   Jul-05-09 06:30 PM   #19 
  - The stupid!!! it burns!!!!  and-justice-for-all   Jul-05-09 06:33 PM   #20 
  - Hey, Teabaggers  Blandocyte   Jul-05-09 06:55 PM   #21 
  - Janine Garafalo called them what they are ........ RACISTS...  TxVietVet   Jul-07-09 09:44 PM   #35 
  - My god, what idiots.  Odin2005   Jul-05-09 07:01 PM   #22 
  - Did they have more Port-a-Sans than people, again?  many a good man   Jul-05-09 07:17 PM   #23 
  - Sounds like Marcia still couldn't get Davey Jones, but she did manage to get Micky Dolenz.  pepperbear   Jul-05-09 08:05 PM   #27 
  - That sucks. He was my favorite, too. Guess I'll have to "dump" him.  SCRUBDASHRUB   Aug-08-09 04:05 PM   #36 
  - So, personal comfort is more important to the RW'ers than fighting for America?  brooklynite   Jul-05-09 08:13 PM   #28 
  - I'm sure Fox will report "tens of thousands - we couldn't count 'em all" showed up. nt  Honeycombe8   Jul-05-09 10:48 PM   #29 
  - LOL. "Twas too hot to save America from Godless communism!"  Downtown Hound   Jul-06-09 01:39 AM   #30 
     - Heat stroke is a very real concern.  Why Syzygy   Jul-06-09 03:14 PM   #34 

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