March 17, 2009
Cincinnati Tea Party Video
Get your signs ready for April 15. If enough people turn out, even the media will have to notice.
Posted by Van Helsing at March 17, 2009 8:05 PM
So these are the "few" scattered "radicals" I keep not hearing about.
Posted by: Archduke of Phunk at March 17, 2009 8:27 PM
Notice the spelling.
Yup, the uncultured troglodytes of the right.
Posted by: Evil Monk at March 17, 2009 9:26 PM
The rulesssssssssss, they are a chang-in.
Posted by: Anonymous at March 17, 2009 10:29 PM
April 15 - the day the Titanic sank.
Posted by: Jim at March 17, 2009 11:15 PM
March 15 - Cincinnati tea party.
March 15 - The day Julius Caesar got shafted.
Posted by: Jim at March 17, 2009 11:19 PM
"Notice the spelling.
Yup, the uncultured troglodytes of the right."
Posted by: Evil Monk at March 17, 2009 9:26 PM
Notice they bathed as well.
Posted by: Anonymous at March 18, 2009 12:57 AM
I'm on the mailing list of reteaparty.com. Sign up for email updates. They have a network of T-shirt shops. I saw one I liked. "Party like it's 1773." Just slightly subtle.
Posted by: Karin at March 18, 2009 5:42 AM
I know people on the left who still refuse to believe that there are normal, everyday people out there who are upset with the current situation(s), who have assembled on their own to make a statement about their dissent. As far as they are concerned- it's a Republican-sponsored show (and NOT a grassroots effort) intended to make people think that people are pissed off, because the R's are so desperate.
To quote Vice-President Joe Biden, "Gimme a f*ckin' break!"
Posted by: Murff at March 18, 2009 5:55 AM
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED.............
Posted by: SCOOMBS at March 18, 2009 7:10 AM
The tea parties and getting more numerous and still the jerks in the liberal left-wing news media ignore them but for how long?
Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at March 18, 2009 7:43 AM
Hardly a peep from the LSM on the tea parties, yet 2 gays with signs on a street corner gets 24/7 coverage from every network as a massive protest
Posted by: JamesJ at March 18, 2009 8:28 AM
I'm going to probably upset a lot of you, but I think these tea parties are a giant waste of time. First, by gathering en mass and griping when the news organizations don't really care to cover a non-sensationalist story about a whole bunch of people who got together and griped about something, you start to sound like moonbats have for years when they get a few thousand folks together for various ridiculousness (HCI/Million Mom March, School of the Americas, WTO Summit, etc ad nauseum) and the news organizations yawn at the spectacle of a bunch of folks standing around and being disgruntled. Yes, if I were in the news business, you can bet your ass I would run a story about a small child being mauled by an escaped zoo animal or a high speed chase that ended in a spectacular traffic collision with the fugitive being thrown from the vehicle in digitally enhanced slow motion long before a peaceable assembly of the people to petition their government for a redress of grievances. Money talks, and ratings provide that money. Obama only helps Rush et al when he blasts a private citizen for being a thorn in his side.
Rather than wasting your hard-earned dollars on tea bags so you can mail them to lawmakers who never get them, or taking time that could be spent being productive and going to a protest rally and displaying the very same kind of mob-rule mentality that moonbats always have. I can suggest other things to do that are far more productive and strengthening to the philosophy of free enterprise, and to the survival of freedom.
1) Work, make money, use money to purchase guns, ammo, reloading presses, various tools to repair equipment when the capitalist system crumbles under Obamunism.
2) Find conservatives who don't vote, or politically apathetic folks, and buy them a copy of Atlas Shrugged while convincing them that the events of today truly are history repeating itself (shame to think it took less than a century). Get these people to register to vote.
3) How many kids do you know today who are actually smart? How many of them in high school who have the slightest clue, or give the slightest care, to the structure, history, and purpose of our government and its constitution? Find fellow parents who give a flying crap about how their kids turn out, and have boy scout style meetings at your house to discuss topics such as free market capitalism, U.S. history, and dystopian literature, and how the events of today fit many of the dystopian collapse models both ficticious and historical. We haven't a chance if we don't reclaim our youth and the abysmally retarded education system that manufactures useful idiots who believe the government is there to provide for them services other than the rule of law with a fair and partial judiciary. When you go to school open houses, be polite yet forcefully forward about the stupidity of the obviously incompetent teachers in the district. I am known as a notorious dickhead amongst my local school district's teachers, and I am quite proud of the title seeing that I earned it with nothing more than grilling history teachers about the bad information that they feed the kids my taxdollars go to. Yes, I always start the fight with, "so, America is a democracy huh?..."
4) Take non-shooting people to the range. Join the NRA, yes... join the NRA. Once you've joined, become a Certified Safety Instructor like myself. Buy lots of guns. Buy lots of guns of a small caliber that is easy to maintain and relatively inexpensive. Buy more guns that are of not so small caliber that are relatively expensive. Take a bunch of shooting ignoramuses to the range, and safely teach them how to properly operate a firearm. Once the whole mystique and dangerous image of firearms has been softened in their minds, you start to see the seeds of a more self-reliant individual emerge. This opens the door for conversations about things such as law enforcement, and how their job is not to "prevent crime," but rather to investigate crime, and to detain persons suspected of that crime so as to charge them in a court of law with a fair and impartial judiciary. The sidearm they carry is there only to protect their life from imminent danger, or the lives of others who are in imminent danger who happen to be nearby, much like the self-defense clause of nearly every state in our union reads. Given this, when a liberal tells you that it's ok for the police to have guns, but not the rest of us, let the litigation house that liberals built fall down upon them. If a police department is never criminally or civilly liable for my well-being, then who is? You can then sarcastically say "I will give up my guns when the cops are held criminally or civilly liable for my safety. If they don't respond in time to prevent an assailant from killing me, my wife should be able to sue."
5) Go out of your way to not-so-pleasantly correct populist morons when you hear them griping about "corporate greed." To quote Milton Friedman, "You think Russia doesn't run on greed? You think China doesn't run on greed? And just what is greed? Of course, we're not greedy it's only the other guy that is greedy." Tell the populist moron that you are happy that the executives get so much money, because then maybe he will purchase more of whatever good or service you provide.
Posted by: Eoin at March 18, 2009 2:42 PM
Eoin - I disagree that the Tea parties are a waste of time. I think that our congressmen and senators thought that since Obama got a mandate, we must all agree with him and they have stopped putting up a fight. The Tea parties are to let them know that We the People are NOT happy with what is being done in DC. Letters are being ignored by staffers. And if a protest is big enough, I think even the MSM would have to cover it.
Posted by: Nancy at March 18, 2009 3:57 PM
Good read Eoin. I disagree slightly on the Tea Party subject, but I can't fault your thinking.
Posted by: cowlove at March 18, 2009 6:40 PM
Nice work. I too disagree with the Tea Party angle, but otherwise a smart comment.
The beauty of such gatherings is not so much in the media exposure, as it is in the networking and community strengthening that it offers...
A stronger group of organized people united behind a cause.
(God, we ARE the new counter-culture...)
Posted by: Evil Monk at March 18, 2009 11:25 PM