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Friday, February 12, 2010

Tea dudes 


I've recently run in to a couple of heretofore apolitical people who are getting involved in "tea party" activities where they live. Curious, I thought. Gotta learn more than I've been able to pick up from Keith Olbermann or anybody on Fox. The Economist explains the movement with less emotion and more objectivity than I have seen from other media.


17 Comments:

By Blogger Donald Douglas, at Fri Feb 12, 10:49:00 AM:

Been tea-partying since last April 15th. I'll send you some pics ... we've got an "indoor" tea party tomorrow, which is somehing new.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Feb 12, 12:41:00 PM:

click on tea party nation for mission statement  

By Blogger BUCKJOHNSON, at Fri Feb 12, 01:05:00 PM:

How come pics of tea party seem full of close to dead old white people? No young, people of color. etc.  

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Fri Feb 12, 01:22:00 PM:

Look harder, 'Buck.'  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Feb 12, 02:07:00 PM:

Actually, you don't even have to look very hard. Just open your eyes. Tea Party crowds are filled with Americans of every race and economic status (except perhaps the wealthy). When the president had his fateful conversation with Joe the plumber that day in Ohio, and the political class responded to the furor by trying to destroy the innocent man who challenged the emperor-to-be, the spirit of the Tea Party movement was born. Since that time, all sorts of people have become involved, trying to save America from the endless expansion of government.  

By Blogger BUCKJOHNSON, at Fri Feb 12, 02:13:00 PM:

Sorry, I have seen the pics and the videos. I am just saying if thye want an revoultion they need to be more inclusive. If it is just the elderly, the overweight and the tonally racists, then they will always be marginalized.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Feb 12, 04:58:00 PM:

I am involved in the Tea Parties in NJ. All and sundry are welcome, no one is excluded. I personally witnessed well-behaved, peaceful demonstrators who represent a diverse cross-section of ethnic groups in our state. I think you may be watching too much MSNBC....  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Fri Feb 12, 05:51:00 PM:

I've attended Tea parties in Richmond (5000 people) and Washington DC (tens of thousands)and there is no preponderance of old, racist people (however one would be able to recognize them, I'm not sure)

The crowd reminds me of a state fair. Regular people, their kids, all races, all ages, rich and not so rich.

The common thread. ANGER. Anger at government that has beome arrogant and unresponsive.

So, whatever disparaging statements may be attempted by liberal trolls on this and other sites, tin-hatted moonbats on MSNBC, or arrogant elites in government...you all have something ing common as well.

You are about to find out what Hope and Change REALLY is!!!  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Feb 13, 10:51:00 AM:

Gotta love the fact that the founder/leader of the Tea Party has called out Sarah Palin as a wolf in sheep's clothing!.

Sarah Palin’s well delivered speech and her attractive demeanor is little more than a veneer for her less attractive political philosophy. She seems more like a duck out of water among true Conservative Constitutionalists. Palin demonstrates her NeoCon flippant viewpoint and her naïveté as she seems envious of the swelled numbers of Patriots pledging their allegiance, to of all things, AMERICA and not to a kool-aid ridden political dinosaur.

Sarah Palin is not dense or erroneous in her view of the Tea Party, just the opposite. She represents a growing insider’s attack to the heart of the Tea Party. Very much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing entering in at the gate as an ally, but for all intents and purposes there to seize and capture, not only one or two stray sheep, but the whole flock!

And my favorite passage:

Is the fire of the Tea Party quenched because the members have heard a pleasing speech and seen a pretty face? Is the Tea Party merely made-of cardboard signs and baseball caps?

I say NO and HELL NO! We are non-negotiable in our stand against dumbed down politics spun by deadhead Republican political hacks dreaming of emasculating the greatest thing going since 1773


Dumbed down politics? Political hacks? Whoa! Them's fightin' words Caribou Barbie.

LOL. May the best shee... um, Patriot be left standing. Pass the popcorn. Baaaaa.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Sat Feb 13, 02:18:00 PM:

The Anonymous post above refers to a website whose domain was purchased by a Dale Robertson. Mr. Robertson is NOT a founder of the Tea Party Movement, nor is he a leader of the movement.

Let's clear that up right away.

This individual seems to spend his time purchasing domain sites and making media splashes for his own personal gain.

Just google the phrase "Dale Robertson Tea Party". There are various sites that set the record straight regarding this imposter.

...or, if you want a recap, just check this pajama
link
.

Lord, I hate TROLLS!!!

There should be a restriction against posting anonymously.  

By Anonymous Sister Beatrice of the Church of Useyoursurnameorshutupandstopwhining, at Sat Feb 13, 03:19:00 PM:

There should be a restriction against posting anonymously...

he said just before posting his comment under the blogger pseudonym "JPMcT"

Too funny.  

By Blogger Gary Rosen, at Sat Feb 13, 05:17:00 PM:

"Sorry, I have seen the pics and the videos."

From the unbiased MSM. Incontrovertible truth.

Also, this revealing little aside:
"...the overweight...". So typical of the left to try to claim the moral high ground on "racism" while indulging in their own nasty little personal cheap shots.  

By Blogger Gary Rosen, at Sat Feb 13, 05:19:00 PM:

"Gotta learn more than I've been able to pick up from Keith Olbermann"

Here ya go: 2 + 2 = 4  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Sat Feb 13, 08:59:00 PM:

Dear Sister Beatrice:

You may have noticed (well...perhaps not...)that we all post under some sort of pseudonym, Tigerhawk being the first example that comes to mind.

That's fine. With the White House monitoring blog sites and strange people in tin hats and dirty underwear posting from their parents basements (sorry if I touched a nerve), none of us want our names on the internet willy nilly.

But there is a thing called intellectual honesty. Part of it is joining a conversation with others in a community with a consistent identity, even if it is a pen name.

Having said that, and using words like "honesty", "intellectual" and "conversation", I suspect this plea for an acceptable ocial behaviour will fall on deaf ears.

Poltroon.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Feb 15, 08:35:00 AM:

You may have noticed (well...perhaps not...)that we all post under some sort of pseudonym, Tigerhawk being the first example that comes to mind.

Indeed, and I trust you noticed that Tigerhawk as owner of this blog allows anonymous comments both from folks who prefer a pseudonym and those who don't.

BTW, just because one choses an online moniker doesn't guarantee that one isn't a troll. Or just your plain ol' garden-variety asshole. Right, Doc?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Feb 15, 08:51:00 AM:

So let's get back to the issue JT: Regardless of where Dale Robertson fits into the party, is Sarah a wolf in sheep's clothing? In two high-profile races she's choosen the incumbents: John McCain instead JD Hayworth, and Rick Perry instead of Debra Medina. Is not her endorsement of two incumbents very un Tea-Party like? Very un-mavericky?  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Mon Feb 15, 07:32:00 PM:

"just because one choses an online moniker doesn't guarantee that one isn't a troll. Or just your plain ol' garden-variety asshole"

There have been many interesting posts from people who just sign on as Anon, but most of the jerks seem to prefer to be anonymous.

Can't say as I blame them.  

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