Saturday, July 11, 2009

7/11 Twitter Tea

I’m sitting here waiting for the pot to boil. It’s going to take a while. My biggest burner on the stove is broken. It takes a big pot to boil enough potatoes for “tater” salad. I promised the grandkids though, so I just have to be patient and deal with it. The stove won’t get fixed today. We may have to get a new one. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

Earlier today, I protested. At first, it felt really strange sitting alone in the den with my keyboard in my lap. I logged onto and searched #TTParty (Twitter Tea Party). It was kind of sad to see that the topic hadn’t managed to trend—even worse that Michael Jackson had. You’ve got to wonder what’s wrong with the American people.

Anyhow, I began to read the posts. It seemed that there were a lot of people who felt the way I do. The more I read, the more excited and hopeful I got. Once I started posting, it wasn’t long before I didn’t feel alone anymore. There was a feeling of mutual support, by way of re-tweet posts (RTs or repeats).

We were making progress. #TTParty began to trend in the Top 10 on Twitter.

When people saw that we were trending, they were elated. We saw that together we could do something—even if it was just to trend on Twitter. We drew attention to our cause. Maybe we can do more. Hopefully, we won a few curious Tweeters over just by making the trending list.

You could boil down the points of the protest to too much spending, borrowing, printing, government interfering and taxing. I’d like to think we’re past the whole democrat / republican and left / right thing. It’s about common sense, right / wrong policies, and what works or doesn’t.

I’m committed to more than just making “tater” salad for my grandkids. I don’t want them to pay for our out-of-control government and am willing to work to make a difference. Are you?

You know, the government and my stove have a lot in common. It’s broken and either needs to be fixed or thrown out and replaced.

Oops, I’ve got to go. The pot is starting to boil.

God bless America.


  1. It was great meeting so many fine people today with like minds on twitter at the TTparty. This opportunity gave us a way to fine each other. I don't feel so alone anymore either. Great blog and great tweets today!

  2. Nice. I was there with you. Was a good thing.


  3. Thanks for helping in the fight to inform America. I gave you a follow on blogger.

  4. Sweetie - You email me if you ever feel down and I will give you a hand - we have to support each other! It was great tweeting with you at the Tea Party - you ROCK! I have listed you on on the blogroll. Keep up the great work! YAY USA!

  5. Yep, the pot is boiling now and we need to keep the fire going.