Most folks were cheesed-off about government spending money it doesn't have to fix a problem that isn't nearly as big as it's advertised to be. I got there 1/2 hour before the scheduled start, and couldn't get close enough to see the capital steps or hear the speakers. The organizers really needed a much bigger sound system.
There was no evidence at all of any corporate sponsorship what so ever, with many people having to get back to work around 1 PM. The Vancouver Suns Chris Perry, evidently reporting from his mothers basement, between bong hits said:
A reportedly corporate-financed grassroots" anti-tax movement, paid for, planned and promoted by right wing think tanks, corporate lobbyists and Fox News Channel, has failed to bring about the "popular uprising" against the Obama administration its creators had hoped for.Oh well, we expected some trolls, although this is the first one I've seen any evidence of. If this is the best they can do, they're in trouble. this under the headline:
I believe the fellow who coined the phrase, as it's being currently used was on Fox, but I don't believe he thought it would go as far as it has. It also makes me wonder what the Canadians think constitutes a "popular uprising". They were expecting Kalashnikovs, perhaps? None of us were.
Fox News-driven "tea parties" fail to ignite popular uprising among U.S. conservatives.
Correction: Rick Santelli was actually from, and shown on CNBC, and is rather impressed with how things are turning out.
Reports with pictures here and here.