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Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:13 AM

Since I know you're concerned . . .

I wanted to let you know the Tea Party reps read the MO state constitution on the floor of the House in Jeff City yesterday on opening day.

I was in the gallery. Left before they finished reading the whole thing.

Tea Party peeps are EVERYWHERE in Jeff City. We saw them in the halls of the Capitol, at lunch in the cafeteria, walking the grounds and even in our hotel.

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Reply Since I know you're concerned . . . (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2012 OP
barbtries Jan 2012 #1
xmas74 Jan 2012 #2
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2012 #3
xmas74 Jan 2012 #4
The Genealogist Jan 2012 #5
xmas74 Jan 2012 #6

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:17 AM

1. eek

that's discouraging.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:59 AM

2. I'm not surprised at all.

I've noticed them all over in my area. Further central and south they are usually more plentiful. Many of them are farmers who complain about paying any taxes, yet receive any number of farm subsidies.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 01:41 PM

3. And they're typically over 60

Didn't see any young ones during our visit.

For anyone wondering how we know who they are, they wear silly t-shirts and hats. One group we encountered was talking so loudly everyone in the room could hear them.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 04:52 PM

4. I figured it was easy to identify them.

The ones up here wear stupid trucker style caps with idiotic logos, usually matching the ones on their trucks. Oh, and they yell about everything, usually about how they are being "subjected".

Around here they start in their thirties but those are a certain type. At that age they just bitch and moan and swear they'll vote for or against (fill in the blank). In their fifties is when you see them out with the hats and talking about protests.

(As a college town we have a whole different subsect of tea partiers who are in their twenties and in love with Ron Paul. That's a story that would take so long to discuss!)

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 05:28 PM

5. Around these parts, it is easiest to tell the teabaggers by their signs

They put them in their yards, or on their vehicles as bumper stickers. I don't see a lot of them in public spouting their absurd nonsense. They do have rallies from time to time, but I have not seen one in person, just on the news or in the papers.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 05:52 PM

6. I've witnessed the rage in person.

A few I really wanted to laugh at, until I realized that they had their gun racks in their trucks stocked.

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