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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:06 PM
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Lets get behind Swamp Rats idea of tea bags.
It's the perfect symbol to illustrate our 2006 revolt.

We've got the King. We've got the tyranny. We've got the outrage. We've even got the right name of the King who flatulates on America with the minions. Remind them of the last revolution. And the second one's coming!!!

It's cheap, it's perfect. Let's send the tea hither and yon. Envelopes with tea bags--I even like the idea of loose tea. Inundate Fox, CNN, RNC, Matthews, evey republican rat wagon smell hole you can think of.

We've got to overthrow the King again. Let's begin the unveiling of step 1...the 2006--- ain't gonna take it no more...


'06 Washington Tea Party !!!!!!

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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:07 PM
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1. What if someone takes it for another substance? Could we be in violation
of federal law?
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:20 PM
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6. If it's illegal to give tea away, I'm ready to be a lawbreaker.
As if it'd be the first time...
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:19 PM
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14. If you are illegal, remember that you have to go back to
Mexico. :-)
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:23 PM
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17. Oh jeeZ!
Thanks for the laugh
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:21 PM
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23. No! Really!
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:23 PM
Response to Reply #14
26. Yo soy un hombre sincero

De donde crecen las palmas
Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crecen las palmas
Y antes de morirme quiero
Echar mis versos del alma


Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera
Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera

Mi verso es de un verde claro
Y de un carmin encendido
Mi verso es de un verde claro
Y de un carmin encendido
Mi verso es un ciervo herido
Que busca en el monte amparo

:D


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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 06:56 AM
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112. Seen the REAL Spanish version of this?...
Gana Dinero by The Hashpipers

Chorus:
Gana dinero
Jorge Bush gana dinero
Gana dinero
Jorge Bush gana dinero

Bush es un hombre insincero
De una familia muy rica
Bush es un hombre insincero
De una familia muy rica
Antes de que usted vota quiero
Decirle que Bush ha vendido su alma

(chorus)

Mi verso es de un verde claro
Como el dinero de Bush
Mi verso es de un verde claro
Como el dinero de Bush
Pero mi verso es mas sincero
Que cualquier cosa el dice en espanol (o ingles)

:evilgrin:

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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:09 PM
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2. Tea bags? Sounds naughty...
Oh, real tea? What's the deal?
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:09 PM
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3. And we should dump a few touch screen voting machines in the Boston Harbor
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 07:09 PM by mom cat
while we are at it!
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:22 PM
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16. Now that is a great idea!
I'm sure some of the machines that have been decertified could be found somewhere in a dump and used for the drama.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:22 PM
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25. Along with the tea bags!
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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:09 PM
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106. delightful idea, but one problem: toxic waste
perhaps a symbolic voting machine, but the real ones will have to be taken apart and recycled... computers & monitors all contain some pretty nasty stuff... wouldn't want to pollute Boston Harbor more than it probably already is...

I like the tea bag idea better.
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guinivere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:13 PM
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4. Okay.
It's a cool, witty idea.


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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:23 PM
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7. Yep I love it.
You can't have anything more important than a symbol that catches fire to express your outrage. Nothing could be better than this.

If this could get national, there could be signs everywhere with nothing but tea bags. Down with the King.

I'm getting addresses and I'm firing off some tea tomorrow. It could be as effective as the Lieberman kiss float. We need large numbers to adopt this.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:16 PM
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5. You ought to honor Swamp Rat with a link to where he proposed the idea.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 07:17 PM by scarletwoman
I appreciate you giving him credit for the idea, but I'd also like to read Swampy's own words on this matter.

sw
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:31 PM
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8. Happy to.
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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:32 PM
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9. tea and a wee bit of sugar...
...confectioners sugar
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:41 PM
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10. you'd have to put it in a zip lock bag and address on Avery label, self
stamp.. or you may end up in gitmo

they might call the string a fuse and get life in Leavenworth

those guys got no sense of humor and love to f people up..
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:44 PM
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11. It would probably be safer just to send a sealed box of tea from store n/t
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:11 PM
Response to Reply #11
47. yes, a box full of tea
do you think they will get the message??? a box full of tea, that's great.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:45 PM
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12. Yes please refer me to a sexual act of something I'd lock the thread over
Concept is good but geez, I refuse to be called a teabag or god forbid a teabagger

It's just open game season for bad jokes
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:56 PM
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13. Umm hmmph
Like all good ideas, they die a quick death on DU thanks to comments like this. Guess the Boston Tea Party was a joke too huh?

All people want to do is find reasons not to do something, instead of doing something.

I'll do it myself then. At least I'll feel good about it.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:39 PM
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57. Don't kid yerself - I'm doing stuff everyday outside of posting here
I just don't want to be referred to as a 'teabagger'. Where I come from that's a pretty insultive word and it has nothing to do with the Boston Tea Party
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:07 PM
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62. Thank god the revolutionaries didn't dump rusty trombones in the harbor!
Jeez, Lynn...lighten up. Or lose the "sin" moniker. What the heck kind of sinner isn't into a good teabagging every now and then?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:18 PM
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63. Sin is the first 3 letters of my last name
:D
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:35 PM
Response to Reply #57
103. Yeah, I didn't know what that term meant
Until a saw some skank post a picture of herself being tea-bagged... big grin, thought she was cool and all. Looked like a skank to me...jeez.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 01:03 AM
Response to Reply #13
69. I'll do it with ya
sending the teabag thing i mean
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:21 PM
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15. Since tea is my breakfast beverage of choice, I can save all
the wet used ones and send them in plastic baggies to them. (I don't want to piss off the Post Office employees with soggy mail.)
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:34 PM
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18. K & R... cool idea.. love the symbolism! n/t
:kick:
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:04 PM
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19. I just found the unconditionally risk free solution for
all of those here who have some ambivalence about sending real tea, which is ridiculous because tea has an unmistakable aroma and a patented appearance in a teabag.

But if you don't want to do that, send photos of tea related content. It still sends the message.

If you're not willing to do even that, you just ain't angry enough yet. And I don't understand that at all.


What I think is really important is sending a unified slogan to supplement the tea bag. This would immediately explain our purpose and defuse any stupid assumptions.

It would be great to start hearing some ideal suggestions here.
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:15 PM
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98. Slogan Ideas: "I wouldn't vote republican for all the tea in America"
To
Everyone's
America

Banish
All
Greedhead
Scum




"The rich are more than amply represented...this is for the REST of us."

"No more throwing bones to the working poor while spreading a feast for the undeserving wealthy."

Just some ideas.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:12 PM
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20. Make sure to use NEW tea bags so we won't be called 'bio-terrists'
Make your own labels too, and/or stickers to go on the back of the tags, perhaps addressed yer favorite repuke. :evilgrin:



DUer lisainmilo has put the following on her website, though I think the date needs to be moved back so more people can participate - the more people the bigger the impact. :)

--------------------------------

WE ARE TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK

In 1773 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION began with the dumping of the tea into Boston Harbor. The NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTION is about to begin. On AUGUST 16, 2006, we are asking for your support by sending your UNUSED (HEALTH CODES) teabags to Washington.
Send to:

RNC AT 310 FIRST STREET, SE WASHINGTON DC 20003
or send to:

GW 1600 PENNSLYVANIA NW, WASHINGTON DC 20500.
Let them know ENOUGH IS ENOUGH...Let them know..... Democrats will prevail and we will take our country back!! Thanks for you support.

http://www.johnlisainmilo.com/
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:21 PM
Response to Reply #20
22. Great idea! Lets throw some touch screens in the Ha'bour too!
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:28 PM
Response to Reply #20
28. I'm gonna do it! WITH a return address.
:grr:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:53 PM
Response to Reply #28
33. Let's send them Monday, September 4th so they will arrive the weekend
before the 11th and right ON the 11th.

Let's fuck up the propaganda orgy they have planned for that weekend! :grr:

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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #33
40. Good idea and it will give us a little time to get the plan spread around!
:toast:
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 02:23 AM
Response to Reply #20
72. I want that tea, lol
You over there are having all the fun, I'll be with you in spirit :D
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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:17 PM
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21. I mean what's it gonna take to get rid of these guys? TEA??
Great idea SwampRat!
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:22 PM
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24. WEB PAGE FOR BOSTON TEA PARTY
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:23 PM by lisainmilo
Please visit : www.johnlisainmilo.com The New American Revolution has begun...show your support on August 16, 2006. Whether our democratic leaders win some, most or all of these state elections we are sending a message to Washington that this is an unquenchable flame. Liberty will live!
Please tell all your friends and write your local newspapers for additional coverage! Thank You, Lisa

:dem:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:27 PM
Response to Reply #24
27. Let's move the date to a later time so more people can participate and
call it "American Tea Party," or something else... since I am from New Orleans. :D ;)


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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:30 PM
Response to Reply #27
29. Send tea with a request to dump it in Boston Harbor. n/t
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:12 PM
Response to Reply #29
87. I've been waiting for the right moment to use this
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:32 PM
Response to Reply #27
31. I need the date .....
I need the new date if we are to change it....some I can continue to get this information out there.....Will it remain August 16....or do we need to move it up. I have already contacted our local editor of our paper, but I can retract the date???? I need feedback. :dem:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:50 PM
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32. How about Monday, September 4th, one week before the 11th?
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:51 PM by Swamp Rat
That way they will arrive before the weekend and on the 11th (Monday).

edit: this also gives time for people/families to spend Saturday and Sunday (2nd & 3rd) to make their tea bags.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:56 PM
Response to Reply #32
34. Good idea!..let's get this to Malloy...
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:57 PM
Response to Reply #34
36. Let's email him!
Why don't you send the first email? :) :hug:

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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #36
39. already done,honey...
:pals:
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:14 PM
Response to Reply #39
48. I also emailed Michael moore and randi Rhodes
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:59 PM
Response to Reply #32
37. Sounds good to me
Sounds good to me....I will change it on web page: www.johnlisainmilo.com New American Revolution...Send your teabags on the fourth of September...Thank You, Lisa
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:19 PM
Response to Reply #32
51. web page date changed
I changed the date on the web page....and changed the date in local newspaper....whew.....I am tired...been working on this stuff for hours now......Thanks for idea swamp......Its going to be most excellent!!!!

:dem:
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:20 PM
Response to Reply #51
52. forgot to post address
Please visit: www.johnlisainmilo.com Lets take America Back!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:43 PM
Response to Reply #51
59. great! n/t
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:54 PM
Response to Reply #24
95. Date Changed
The date has been moved to October 1, 2006. Please join us: visit www.johnlisainmilo.com
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:30 PM
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30. Don't forget GADSDEN FLAGS. DON'T TREAD ON ME = NO KING GEORGE
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:31 PM by blm
or the ever popular FUCK YOU KING GEORGE.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:03 PM
Response to Reply #30
41. I finally got my Rattlesnake (ribbon like) magnet
looks like a support the troops magnet but it's
a rattlesnake that says "don't tread on me"

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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:09 PM
Response to Reply #41
45. LandShark is using Don't Tread on Me for inspiration in his war room
in San Diego for the Busby-Bilbray legal battle.
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LunaSea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:57 PM
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35. Can I run them through..
my dog first?
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 01:01 AM
Response to Reply #35
67. LOL!
What a mental picture...

:rofl:

This is SUCH a great idea!

KICK!!!
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klyon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 06:49 AM
Response to Reply #67
111. kick
Are used tea bags OK?
:bounce:
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:00 PM
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38. Just make sure you don't buy your tea bags from a Repub company.
I'm just sayin.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:05 PM
Response to Reply #38
42. do you know any dem-friendly companies?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:10 PM
Response to Reply #42
46. Costco sells them in large quantities -
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 10:19 PM by blm
And they're as blue as it gets.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:17 PM
Response to Reply #46
50. Good choice.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:16 PM
Response to Reply #42
49. That's a toughie.
We could determine it based on geography. Anything in the South is suspect of being Republican, so Lipton is probably out. Green Tea bought in California, maybe leftie. But to be really sure, maybe you should buy from Starbucks.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #49
55. Celestial seasonings..their founder is a dem
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:07 PM
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43. Reviving one of the FIRST anti-corporate protests seems choice!
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 10:10 PM by calipendence
Especially when it was used as the basis of the revolt that built our country. Will clearly state that this country wasn't built on corporate rule but AGAINST it! Take that corporate America, just like the East India Tea company did then!

We should soak them and then smear them on our fingers so that we get a tea stain on our fingers when we vote, to do an in-your-face on that manipulative blue finger Iraqi vote thing.

Maybe if we could get some real gummy and sticky tea brand, we could have it on our fingers and EVERYONE smear the touch screens *LIBERALLY* with it when we are forced to use touchscreen voting macines.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:07 PM
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44. sounds like a good idea
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:22 PM
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53. How can we harness the power of the MULTI THOUSANDS
registered on this website instead of pleading to get even 100? We need to get serious numbers to adopt this symbolism all the way to November. There's supposed to be 90,000 support this damn place.

This mantra encompasses everything that could show our unity. The Patriots were united. That's why there was a harbor full of tea.

WE need serious tea all over.
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:40 PM
Response to Reply #53
58. COULDN'T AGREE MORE
You are right.... I suggested, in my puny way, we write letters to the editor and let them know. I have done this already....but one of the posts suggested getting corporations behind it. At opensecrets.org they have the type of corporations that are contributing to DNC and I am supposing they will have the most receptive response to this type of effort.
Take America Back....


:dem:
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:25 PM
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54. I ain't getting behind anybody's teabag.
(nor underneath)
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #54
60. HAHAHAHAHA!
Awesome
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 03:53 PM
Response to Reply #60
93. Coultrane tea?
Perhaps I'm missing something. :shrug:
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:34 PM
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56. Count me in on Swamp Rat's cunning plan that cannot fail.
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:02 PM
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61. What else can I do???
Any suggestions on how I can help move this effort forward? Glad to do my part.
Take America BAck

:dem:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:50 AM
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66. "Would you like some 'Rat-O-Van' to help you think, Sir?"
:D



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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:24 AM
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82. Baldrick!!!!
:rofl:

A cunning plan, indeed! :rofl:
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FairVotes4all Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:50 PM
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64. Love the Pic from Ogre Battle.
It matches 100% with your message.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:16 AM
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65. ok..so let's remember to kick this in the morning
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 01:02 AM
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68. ALERT!!!! Do we need to send them to local offices because
every package that is sent to DC has to go through that stupid anthrax check and isdelayed delivery for a wek or two??????

We need to think about that!

I've gotten several notices that local mail goes directly to your Sen or Rep office, but not in DC!
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 01:05 AM
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71. right then, FAWKES NEWS?
:hi:
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:08 AM
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78. OH I dont mean not do it! I love the idea!!! I whould hope there can
be enough people join in to really make BIG HEADLINES! I just see all those packages of tea bags getting delayed in the DC post office somewhere and not having the impact that we're looking for.

Perhapse the local office of each Rep and Sen isn't the best answer either because it would loose the impact of enormity, but opting to send them to a news agency isn't the right answer either.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 01:05 AM
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70. A few of us are getting something together.
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 01:05 AM by longship
If you are interested in participating please PM me.

We're going to do this the right way. It'll only work if we get millions of tea bags sent to the White House (or the RNC).

That's going to take some doing.

MrCoffee has things hogged out pretty well. We're going to take the planning of this off of DU but will be posting updates here.

Please PM me or MrCoffee if you are interested.

We need a good Web designer.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 02:34 AM
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73. I love the symbolism of the idea.
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 02:39 AM by TheGoldenRule
The media will have to cover the story if it's big or dramatic enough! :evilgrin:
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 03:15 AM
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74. I like it

I've got some green tea with ginseng and a few packs of some off-brand orange pekoe.

I'll send the pekoe.

And watch that alliteration there, big fella! It confuses the very artsy-fartsy freshmen!!!!! ;)



Let's go shoot some pool and yack about it..... :pals:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 03:51 AM
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75. It's an excellent symbol
for revol...errr... change.







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LunaSea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 04:09 AM
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76. Hmm....Green tea.....Pekoe.......
I can't quite decide what type of tea would be best.
There are so many.....


Any suggestions?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 04:20 AM
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77. Something cheap comes to mind
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:39 PM
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89. That's why I said buy it in large quantities at Costco.
Cheap and still blue. ;)
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 01:48 PM
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90. Many work places have free tea bags for employees...
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 01:48 PM by calipendence
Those of you who drink tea at work could rationalize using it for this purpose if you would normally drink tea, and say you drink water instead and use your tea you'd normally drink from them for other purposes. They certainly wouldn't notice whether you drink it or it goes in an envelope.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:12 AM
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79. Kick!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 03:18 PM
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91. If only she would do THAT one for you.
;)
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:12 PM
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97. God love her, her head would explode if I even asked.
:toast:
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:17 AM
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80. K&R - although I like the idea of sending the little tags more...
...you know, the little tags at the end of the string. I'd hate to see a nationwide freakout if some of the teabags broke open while in transit, and spilled out onto the recipients.
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TAPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:22 AM
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81. Count me in - and KICK for the morning crowd!
Thanks Swamprat & Lisainmilo! Please keep us posted as to the actual mailing date... :patriot:

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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:36 AM
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83. kicking for the morning crew
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:36 AM
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84. NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!
The majority of Americans have no representation:

The majority of Americans want:

the war to end
single payor health care
action on global warming
a balanced budget
no expansion of our nucleat program
no torture by America
free and fair elections
accountability for government spending
the truth about 9-11
answers abour how the Iraq war really started
Social security to be protected
Stem cell research

the list goes on and on.
Where are our representatives?

We the people have no representation, yet we have taxation of the average person that has increased in proportion to the mega-rich.
The first American revolution started because of these injustices. The second one must start now!

feel free to add to the list!
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:25 AM
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85. kick for the lunch crew
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:41 AM
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86. Visitors to site
Good Morning......So far there have been 180 visitors to the site. We are keeping the date, so far as I know to October 1, 2006. Please visit: www.johnlisainmilo.com We hope you show your support and tell Washington the tyranny is finished! King George is being replaced! We democrats say: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:27 PM
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88. The marketing folks at Lipton and Twinings
are rubbing their hands together and dancing with glee.
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:21 PM
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100. I'm sure 3rd world workers are enchanted as well
The entire tea supply chain is raptured by the tea incident, where a spike in US
demand sparked world war 4 when the tea plantations revolted and sparked a worldwide
revolution that ultimately ended in an agreement to drink coffee.

How do we know they're not just gonna drink the tea? It should be mixed with
sea salt or perhaps packed loose in loose cotton to symbollize the cotton subsidy,
and with some bat shit to symbollize war, then send it back to the congress, no tanks.

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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 03:19 PM
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92. How about oil barrels?
Just go into the port & start tossing them overboard.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:15 PM
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94. Nothing wrong with a little teabaggin now and then.
:evilgrin:

So what's the plan? and who/where/when?
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:09 PM
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96. I'm in...ready, willing, able, mad as hell and not going to take it any
more.
Bags, loose, whole boxes of the stuff...whatever y'all decide is fine with me.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:19 PM
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99. Redacted found a link to bulk Lipton Tea bags. Case Price: $44.35/864 bags
Lipton Tea Decaffeinated Tea Bags
Unilever

Case Price: $44.35
Individual Item size: 72 Bags
Case Count: 12 per case
Case Size: 864 Bags

http://www.buythecase.net/product/2682/lipton_tea_decaf...

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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:44 PM
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101. Hey Thanks!
Glad to see you are still going with it.! I have updated my journal for a promotional...check it out. Mr Coffee and longship are both working on this issue as well.


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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:52 PM
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102. I do have to sleep sometime, you know
:D :hi:


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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:43 PM
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104. Love the pic of the reptile and a good idea....Tea Bags....Its a winner.
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:42 PM
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105. perfect teabags!
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 08:44 PM by lisainmilo


go to : www.johnlisainmilo.com for details (time and place to send)

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:04 PM
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107. LOL!
That's great! :D
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:11 PM
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108. Shouldn't it be a Texas Tea Party?
Oil, that is.
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 01:40 AM
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109. voting machines, not tea bags
make a statement-- throw voting machines in the water instead of teabags. dress up with those triangular hats and all, mark up some cardboard boxes to make them look like voting machines, and toss them in the bay, with your video cameras rolling. send me the clips and we'll put them up on a website for all to see.
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 08:27 AM
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110. The New Revolution has started!
Edited on Sat Aug-05-06 08:32 AM by lisainmilo




I was talking with a coworker last night and asked her for her support, she is neither Republican or Democrat....She votes for the person. Anyway, I asked for her support in this effort, knowing she does not like Bush at all. I think I can count on her support....but she also said,
" DEMOCRATS ARE WEAK!" She said, " They don't stand up and have allowed themselves to be labeled as not being patriotic" I was on my way into to work and she was ready to go, so she didn't go into a whole lot of detail. But, she has a point and we must all "quit the bitchin" and do something! That something has to be a joint effort.
This is a very inexpensive start to show we are one group! Are you with me on this? Please visit www.johnlisainmilo.com for details. There is an Email address on this page, you may email me to let me know. Please pass this message along.

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