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Interview with Brian Barber at Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party

Brian Barber is a rancher who was one of the featured speakers at the Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party on April 15. This is a short interview I did with Brian on why he considered this event important and what he hopes to see happen in our state and our country next.

Ira Taken Alive at the Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party

Gordon Howie introduces another great speaker at the Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, 2009: Ira Taken Alive. Ira is a Native American who comes from the Standing Rock Reservation.  Ira said he is a 258th-generation South Dakotan and a 300+ generation American, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, “and […]

Jesse Freeman at the Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party

Gordon Howie introduces Jesse Freeman, a military veteran and South Dakotan who stirs up the crowd of 1,500+ at the Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, 2009. Jesse reminded the crowd that people have to work well into the month of May to pay all their taxes. He also pointed out that […]

Singer Cecilee Streetman at the Rapid City Tea Party

This is another video from yesterday’s Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party in Memorial Park. Singer Cecilee Streetman does a patriotic medley to open the Tea Party. (More videos to come as they are uploaded and processed…)

A Democrat Who’s Taxed Enough

This is one of the more interesting signs and images from the Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party yesterday. (below) As you know the “mainstream” media wanted desperately for America to think the Tea Parties are just some GOP led and fueled phenomenon. Never mind that RNC Chairman Michael Steele was told “No thanks” when […]

Crowd Footage of Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party

This video clip of the Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party shows some of the crowd footage as the patriot protesters were lined up along Omaha Street and 5th Street in Rapid City. Multiple counts found over 1,500 patriots came out yesterday to protest the irresponsible spending and contempt for the Constitution being shown by […]

Thousands Attend Indianapolis Tea Party

In spite of a cool and overcast day the Indianapolis Tea Party was a great success. The volunteer organizers did a terrific job and the Americans in attendance were enthusiastic and friendly, but there was an undercurrent of anger and frustration that was seen more in the huge variety of signs than in conversation. We […]

Sioux Falls Tea Party Featured Great Reenactment

I wasn’t able to be at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Tax Day Tea Party (too busy covering the Rapid City one 350 miles away), but it sounds like they had a great time. According to their Facebook page, they had 3,000 in attendance! They have some pics on the Facebook page, plus a few […]

1,500+ at Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party

Our Tax Day Tea Party in Rapid City today was EXCELLENT! We had a good crowd when we lined up in Memorial Park along the intersection of Omaha Street and 5th Street, and in short order it only got better.  Before long, people were lined up along 5th Street from Rapid Creek, around the bend […]

“Now is the time for all good men…”

The cameras are charged, the posters are made and the Gadsden flag (“Don’t tread on me”) is ready to be unfurled at the Indianapolis Tea Party this afternoon from 4:30 to 6:00 on the south lawn of the State Capital building. “Tom Paine” will be the keynote speaker. I’ll do my best to get some […]

The Tea Party Movement: Why Now?

Today America will see thousands of patriotic Americans in hundreds of cities across the nation join together in Tax Day Tea Parties. The Tea Party movement has grown out of alarm over the runaway spending that has hit Washington D.C. in recent months.  Our poorly-representative government is spending trillions of dollars that we don’t have, […]

Tea Partying in Rapid City Today

I’ll be at the Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party from start to finish and then some today.  I hope to see you there, but whether you can come or not, be sure to come back to Dakota Voice this afternoon to see the pictures and videos I’ll be uploading. I’m also joining some 490 […]

Good Media Coverage Coming in for SD Tea Parties

It seems not all of the media are turning up their liberal noses at the Tax Day Tea Parties coming tomorrow. Here in South Dakota, two of the state’s biggest television news outlets are already covering the event. Black Hills Fox has a story and a video at this link.  They provided some nice, objective […]

Several Saturday Tea Parties in Advance of Tax Day

The “mainstream” media is starting to find it difficult to keep a lid on the Tea Party movement going on across the country.  They ignored it for as long as they could, but perhaps with the national big Tax Day Tea Party coming up in less than a week, they realized how big it was…and […]

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending 4/11/2009

Here are 10 of the best installments from Dakota Voice over the past week.  These articles made the list because of the  number of hits, number of comments, importance and impact of the material, etc. For your Easter Sunday leisure reading, here they are in case you missed them the first time around or want […]

Northern Hills Patriots Tea Party

Press Release/PSA April 7, 2009 RE: Northern Hills Patriots TEA PARTY The newly formed Northern Hills Patriots has organized a peaceful TEA PARTY to be held Wednesday April 15, 2009 on the lawn of the US POST OFFICE in Spearfish. The rally begins at 11:30 and ends at 1:00 PM. The public, including Spearfish, Belle […]

The Coming Tea Party Blowout: A Week Away

We are just a week away from the great Tax Day Tea Parties taking place in 1,500 or more cities across the United States. On April 15, patriotic Americans across the nation will shake off the apathy of decades and send a message to their irresponsible, taxing-and-spending, Constitution-ignoring federal government: ENOUGH! People of all political […]

Montanta Flathead Tea Party Last Saturday

Tea Parties are continuing across the country in advance of the hundreds (perhaps as many as 2,000) Tax Day Tea Parties scheduled for April 15. Montana’s News Station reports on a Tea Party which occurred over last weekend in Kalispell, Montana: Between 500 and 1,000 people rallied on Saturday at Depot Park in Kalispell as […]

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending April 4

Below are some of the best installments from Dakota Voice this week, according to number of hits, number of comments, importance and impact of the material, etc. In case you missed them, or want to browse them again in the leisure of your Sunday rest, here they are: President of the United States Bows to […]

Location Set for Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party

The planning committee for Rapid City’s Tax Day Tea Party met at noon today and a location for the event was locked in: Memorial Park in Rapid City. The event will be from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on April 15.  We plan to meet in the area of Memorial Park around the intersection of […]

National Tax Day Tea Party Map

Michelle Malkin points our attention to a FreedomWorks project which has listed all the Tax Day Tea Parties nationwide on Google Maps. Here you can find a map of all the Tea Parties scheduled for April 15 along with time and location information. Actually, this map almost certainly doesn’t show all the Tea Parties planned […]

Rapid City Tea Party Meeting Rescheduled

I just received word from Senator Gordon Howie, the leader of the Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party, that due to the blizzard our organizational meeting scheduled for today has been rescheduled to Thursday April 2 at 11:30 am at Godfather’s Pizza in the meeting room.  Godfathers is at 110 North Campbell Street not far […]

Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party is ON!

Rapid City, South Dakota The Tax Day Tea Party for Rapid City is definitely on! I attended a planning meeting for the Tea Party today and man, are people fired up! The 40 or so people I met with today were tired of the outrageous deficit spending from Washington, the deafness in Washington to the […]