Some photos I took today from the Tax Day Tea Party at the west steps of the Capitol building here in Sacramento, CA. The party wasn't supposed to start until noon, but people started showing up hours early. When I arrived at 11am, the party was in full swing, and the front of the capitol building was packed all the way to the street. As packed as it was, once it hit noon, throngs of additional protesters arrived. I have to say, it was the most optimistic and upbeat angry mob I've ever been in.