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Ed Driscoll

On the weekend of July 4th, the latest round of Tea Party Tax Protests swept the nation. We attended the San Jose Tea Party, held on Sunday July 5th at the intersection of Stevens Creek and Winchester Boulevards, and interviewed Richard Geno, president of the the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley, for his take. We’ll also flash back to the April 15th Tea Party in San Jose, as well as the birth of the meme by CNBC’s Rick Santelli, and a CNN reporter who decided to make herself part of the news, rather than simply report it:

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Related: Iowahawk satirically tolls the bell for the Golden State: “Fans Flock to Mourn California, 1849-2009.”

Related: Video from the local ABC affiliate of a July 4th Tea Party in the Central Valley of California: “Organizers said 15,000 ralliers showed up in Tulare Saturday morning demanding limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets, something they believe they are not getting.”

California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass could not be reached for comment.

Related Video: On PJTV, Glenn Reynolds asks, “Who Killed California’s Economy?”, adding, “I talk with Joel Kotkin, author of The City: A Global History, about ‘gentry liberalism,’ media bias, and California’s disastrous economy. Plus, what it means for the rest of America.”

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