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#1154404 - 03/31/09 01:41 PM Anyone for a Tea Party?
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Looks like these Tax Day Tea Party gatherings are spreading - any thoughts from fellow BOLers?

Quite a variant on the 70s protest song "Something's Happening Here...."
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#1154405 - 03/31/09 01:42 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? Phoenix
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Way, way south.
I am going to one for sure, possibly two others in the South Florida area.
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#1154412 - 03/31/09 01:45 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? MB Guy
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#1154416 - 03/31/09 01:49 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? Pale Rider
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I hate to say it, but I think we're due for another revolution. The founders put up with less from King George than we do from the federal government.
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#1154418 - 03/31/09 01:52 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? FBH
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Any scheduled for Ohio or West Virgina? Is there a place to see planned gatherings?
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#1154421 - 03/31/09 01:53 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? DD Regs
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out of the frying pan...
The local talk radio station is trying to organize one in our town for April 15th. Could be interesting.
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#1154427 - 03/31/09 01:56 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? FBH
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wht are these tea parties you speak of?
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#1154429 - 03/31/09 01:57 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? FBH
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I wish I knew constitutional law better. My rumbling gut suggests that everything, from TARP through the bailouts and definitely the "encouraged resignation" of the GM CEO, violates the US Constitution. But all I've read is an insinuation that only Congress has the right to legislate, and giving billions to the US Treasury to spend as it sees fit delegated more power to the Executive Branch than the Constitution would permit.

I'm going to the one in Atlanta - Sean Hannity will broadcast from there - and my better half hopes to join me -

"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have." Gerald R. Ford
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#1154431 - 03/31/09 01:58 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? Phoenix
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will there be crumpets?
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#1154436 - 03/31/09 02:02 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? Phoenix
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Mr EGB is interested.
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#1154443 - 03/31/09 02:07 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? A_G
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Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968).

Some of us are old enough to remember him running for President; he was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

Norman Thomas said this in a 1944 speech:

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism," they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until, one day, America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."
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#1154455 - 03/31/09 02:18 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? MB Guy
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Hannity.com has a forum that lists some of the events; otherwise this seems to be such a spontaneous nationwide grassroots uprising that a Google search suggests that several groups are organizing. One article says anywhere from 170-1,000 rallies may happen April 15th, with more scheduled July 4th.
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#1154459 - 03/31/09 02:21 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? Phoenix
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out of the frying pan...
There's also an email going around from one of the local Republican groups encouraging people to mail teabags to Congress. I'm not sure what it would accomplish other than ticking off the mailroom staff, but if enough people did it it might be entertaining.
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#1154463 - 03/31/09 02:22 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? Pale Rider
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Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
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Austin already had a Tea Party back on Dec. 16, 2007

it was great...huge turnout

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#1154469 - 03/31/09 02:25 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? Miscuit
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I have some tea bags to bring to the party! :heads to Boston:
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#1154470 - 03/31/09 02:26 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? Miscuit
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Hey Miscuit...have you ever tried the kind of tea that's not in a bag?? How do you get the leaves out of the mug??

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#1154471 - 03/31/09 02:27 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? TB 12
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The original tea bagging city^^^^

Last edited by ~*nUnZeO*~; 03/31/09 02:27 PM. Reason: moo got in the way!
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#1154474 - 03/31/09 02:28 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? TB 12
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after my volunteer "tea bagging" efforts ...i swore i never wanted to see another tea bag again in my life

(we hand-stapled Tea Party cards to tea bags...thousands of tea bags!)

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#1154476 - 03/31/09 02:29 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? Lisa_Bates
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Originally Posted By: moo.
Hey Miscuit...have you ever tried the kind of tea that's not in a bag?? How do you get the leaves out of the mug??



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#1154493 - 03/31/09 02:56 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? DD Regs
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Any scheduled for Ohio or West Virgina? Is there a place to see planned gatherings?

Click on a state to find a list of tea parties
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#1154610 - 03/31/09 04:16 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? Cowboys Fan
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#1154668 - 03/31/09 04:56 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? Pale Rider
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i am attending the one in San Antonio
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#1154682 - 03/31/09 05:13 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? kms
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#1154694 - 03/31/09 05:20 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? *nUnZeO*
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Any wagers on how little press these will get?
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#1154695 - 03/31/09 05:21 PM Re: Anyone for a Tea Party? DD Regs
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i am going to email Fred and see if he is going to one...
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