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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:48 PM
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Teabaggers bring a million teabags to DC to dump in Lafayette Square, but are sent away.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

There will be no tea-dumping in the Potomac River -- that's illegal -- but organizers of today's national tea party tax protest found out this morning that so is their plan to dump a million tea bags in Lafayette Square to demonstrate displeasure at government spending and tax policies.

Protesters, using a rented truck to haul the million tea bags, began unloading their cargo at the park this morning but were told by officials that they didn't have proper permits and must move the tea . They complied with the order but are still considering what to do with the load.

The tea had been purchased online by people upset over recent government policy, said John Gauger, a spokesman for the grass-roots conservative group Reagan.org.

The protesters got more bad news when security officials also told them that they did not have proper permits for a rally in front of the Treasury building.

That noon-time protest had been expected to provide a national stage for speeches by such figures as Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform; former presidential candidate Alan Keyes; and Thomas A. Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste. But after the discussion with security officials, the protesters sent away the advance crew that was to set up risers and equipment for news crews.

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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:49 PM
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1. Reagan.org? Do they
realize he's dead and isn't coming back?
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:50 PM
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2. I'm sure they'll come up with something to do with the load. (n/t)
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:50 PM
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3. Best option: Swallow.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:52 PM
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6. They strike me as spitters.
Well, not literally "strike me"...
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:53 PM
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11. Only when they are being watched.
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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:52 PM
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7. Looks like somebody forgot to plan ahead
Well shucks, whatever will they do with all that tea now.
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loyalkydem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:52 PM
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4. OMG
How embarrassing. I hope its on Countdown tonight
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:52 PM
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5. Major neocon FAIL!
"About midafternoon, the rally was temporarily suspended after what appeared to be a box of tea was thrown over the White House fence and officials evacuated the park as a security precaution, police said. The park was reopened shortly afterward."
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:52 PM
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8. There are lots of starving people that would love to have the tea bags.
Tea is a better drink than soda's or koolaid. Help out your neighbors.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:53 PM
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9. Don't they understand that Reagan raised taxes?
No of course they don't.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:53 PM
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10. I hope they at least have the good sense to donate them to the homeless shelters.
Considering that Cheney/Bush and their propaganda outlet FAUX "News" have tea-bagged the nation for the past eight years in to deep shit, this seems an appropriate use of teabaggery.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:54 PM
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12. Typical commie response, don't look now, but your heart is bleeding on my shoe.
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