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Enjoying Tea Parties

tea-party-2.jpgSALINA, Kan. - Last week brought the universally disliked "tax day," the deadline to file federal income taxes. But not to despair, the occasion has also been greeted in the last couple years by a new phenomenon, Tea Party rallies.

As citizens weigh their decisions on whether to attend these kind of gatherings, they will want to consider several factors.

First of all, to enjoy these events, people will need to leave their knowledge of history at home.

This movement was named "Taxed Enough Already" because its acronym allows the group to evoke the memory and emotions of the Boston Tea Party. However, looking closer, the modern movement is misnamed.

WICHITA, Kan. - Now is your time to stand up and rally to keep a public service alive that provides affordable healthcare to women and men. It's time to speak out on behalf of maintaining healthcare services that bridge economic disparity. Please come and participate in the support of funding for Planned Parenthood!

When: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Where: The rally begins at Planned Parenthood (2226 E Central, Wichita, KS 67214). We will march to the Central and Hillside Intersection at Wesley Medical Center (550 N Hillside Street, Wichita KS 67208).

COUNCIL GROVE, Kan. - Where they began to die was a beautiful country. Their bodies were strewn in a ragged line across the prairie, enveloped in the lovely, sinuous sandstone hills of central Kansas, the "Smoky Hills," snow-spackled, windswept, and impassive.

The march was a flight of terror, propelled by fear that their enemies were in close pursuit. The few ponies not broken down were mounted, as was the custom, by men, the women and children left on foot. As they advanced, the dead were left in the wake, succumbing to the cold and exhaustion and hunger.

These are the facts...

WICHITA, Kan. - During the summer of 2008, two women, Lynn Stephan and Barbara Chamberlin, had a conversation in which they shared their frustrations at being liberals in a conservative world. Their conservative, right-wing friends assumed everyone was in agreement on issues that came up for discussion at social events. Stephan and Chamberlin spontaneously decided they'd "love to meet some women with like ideas," in Stephan's words.

"Let's do it," Chamberlin said. "Let's bring together who we know and see where it goes." They followed through and each of them came up with names of women who might be interested in such get-together. They then asked those women to contribute more names. Thus, the group known as The Group was born.

The list of participating women grew from forty to 225 in four months. Seventy women came to the first meeting. Those women stood up and talked, expressing ideas that they had never felt free to talk about before.

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