Portland's conservative clusters are coordinating a big rally on tax day — the plan is to stage a tea party (like the Boston tea party! Sons of Liberty will never die!) outside the downtown post office. The Portland protest is just one of over 1,000 Tax Day Tea Parties planned nationwide. Look, they even have a graphic:

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And lovable Newt:

Anti-government conservatives on this campaign seem to have taken a step away from their typical bunker mentality, because the Tax Party website lists the full name, phone numbers and hometown of all of the several hundred party organizers, apparently for the convenience of the IRS.

I called up one of the Portland organizers, Karen Sweetland, to get the details on Portland's protest. They plan to meet at the downtown post office from 3-5PM on tax day and then head to Pioneer Square.
"Are you going to actually throw teabags at the post office?" I asked.
"I hope so!" replied Sweetland.
The protest isn't just for people who refuse to pay taxes but anyone who's mad at the current administration's fiscal ideas. "You can bitch and complain and display your angst over any of it," Sweetland assured.

That's the way the protest seems to be shaping up nationwide, too. Though Newt's group signed on to support the teabagging, the people planning to attend are everyone from run of the mill Twittering Republicans upset about the economy to crazy bloggers who see teabagging their city halls as a way to hinder Obama's drive to "turn over all our sovereignty to a socialist world-government headed by the UN that will pick the remains of the US to redistribute to the rest of the world."

Personally, I'm crossing my fingers for the slight chance that the tea party protest will turn into Offensive Homemade Native American Costume Disguise Parade 2009.

Hat tip to editorial intern Molly Georgetta, who suggested the protest for the paper's "Busy Week" section.