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What Flag is that?

06/30/2010

Several people asked me this question regarding the Arizona State flag I was flying at Busch Stadium tonight when I was walking around.  The St. Louis Tea Party’s BUYcott of Arizona, in support of SB 1070, continued at the Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks game tonight.  Each time someone asked the question, it gave me the opportunity to explain our support of the AZ law.  Some blank stares, some positive feedback, but nothing negative (however, n=4 isn’t a great sampling though).

Organized by Jim Durbin at 24thstate.com, we filled up ~46 seats in the Outfield Terrace box and had a blast supporting the Cardinals and the state of Arizona.  Reboot Congress has a slideshow with more pictures.

A local newstation, KSDK Newschannel 5, covered the Buycott:

With Arizona is in town taking on the Red Birds, some local tea party members came to Busch Stadium to show support for the State of Arizona and the state’s controversial new immigration law.

We’re supporting the State of Arizona in simply guarding the borders,” said St. Louis Tea Party Member James Durbin.

Some 46 members of the St. Louis Tea Party took in Tuesday night’s Cardinals match-up against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“Part of the gate goes to the Arizona Diamondbacks and there are a lot of groups that are boycotting Arizona. We’re “buy-cotting” Arizona,” said St. Louis Tea Party Organizer Bill Hennessy.

Meanwhile Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa welcomed the Tea Party.

“This is America right? You’re supposed to be able to have opinions and disagree, and a lot of things they do I think are correct. I’m actually a supporter of what Arizona’s doing, you know, people don’t fix your problem, and the government, national government doesn’t fix your problem, and you’ve got a problem, they’ve got to take care of it themselves,” said LaRussa.

“Anybody, I mean if you had the opposite view and you wanted to come out and have your signs, I mean this is great, you’re going to have 40 thousand people here to see it perfect. I don’t care,” said LaRussa when asked about the ballpark as an arena for politics.

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