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April 20, 2009

Beverage of revolutionaries

Tea party1 Congratulations to the Audacity of Tea Society for raising $1,125 for the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center at its inaugural event!

As Mark Steyn puts it this morning, referring to another recent tea party, ". . . In America, tea is not a soothing beverage to be served with McVitie’s Digestive Biscuits. It’s a raging stimulant. It’s rabies in an Earl Grey bag."

Update: Anne just informed me that, thanks to a couple of last-minute donations and an anonymous donor who offered to double what was raised, the actual total was $2,500!

(Image © Gina Dalfonzo)
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Jason Taylor

On the contrary Gina; tea is a very American drink:


So heave 'er up my hearties! Were sailing round the Horn!


Mark Steyn: "Asked about the tea parties, President Obama responded that he was not aware of them."

King George III's diary entry for July 4, 1776: "Nothing important happened today."


Hope the Presidential "nothing important" comment is merely just a comment...

and not a sign that the rulers do not want to see or hear what the populace is doing/thinking/protesting...

Anne Morse

And we DID serve Earl Gray!!!!

Darryl Simmons

Thanks for covering what would typically be a non news event.
I am responding because my two daughters and four of their schoolmates have recently (April 18th) organized a similar event for the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center in Lynchburg, Virginia. The event was a concert featuring four bands. The total raised was $4,450 from sponsors, donations (the bands shirt, poster, and CD sales), ticket sales and anonymous matching contributions. This was the first time they have done anything like this and are already planning to make it an annual event.

The most impressive thing to me is that this was all the result of the ideas and efforts of six teenage girls that actually began over a serious conversation at a coffee shop. Through four months of prayer, planning sessions, phone calls, seeking sponsorship, finding a venue, and everything else necessary to make this happen, they learned invaluable lessons and achieved a commendable goal.

They will take this experience along with them to college where such things will not be so readily recognized or rewarded.
Yet and still, I hope there efforts will inspire others as well.

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