This article which appeared on Page 2, Section A, on Thursday, September 10, 2009, became Clue One as to how fake the Teabaggers who showed up on the following Saturday were.
The article states that the Tea Party was to begin right after the Cherokee Strip parade. When I walked to the library right after the parade, the grounds looked deserted. I went inside the library to inquire where the Party was. The head librarian wondered what I was talking about, and I told her what I'd read in Thursday's paper. She said she didn't know anything about it, which was odd because she attended the previous Tea Party.
Oh the story gets better, folks.
We went over to the west window of the library and saw two guys setting up card tables, and concluded that this must be the event. I went outside and inquired as to where the Tea Party was supposed to be, and they said it was to be right here, where the setup was. I then wanted to know where everybody was. "It's at 1 pm," one said, and then a man walked up to the three of us and asked the same question. "I'll bet you got your information from the paper," I remarked...and he confirmed with a nod.
Based on the information in the paper, only two people showed up--me and this one guy. Everybody else showed up at 1 pm sharp. Do the math.
....more to come as I process the pics....