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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:09 PM
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Can anyone top this embarrassing teabagger story?
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 03:10 PM by dem629
(OK, strictly related to the kind of teabagging we talk about here.)

Yesterday the local teabagger organization held a rally to protest health insurance reform, taxes, socialism, the common cold, mosquito bites...everything they can think of to complain about.

Today there's a front page story about it in the paper, complete with a picture of some of the teabagging enthusiasts.

Included in the picture, front row, are my parents.

So far I have received two calls. "Hey, saw your parents in the paper today...."

Top that.
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:11 PM
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1. Ouch. ;(
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:12 PM
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2. Tell everyone you're adopted. nt
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:14 PM
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3. Un-top-able, can you sue for a sanity hearing?
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:15 PM
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4. Why in hell would your paper put it on the front page?
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:16 PM
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5. Conservative-leaning paper.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:16 PM
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6. If they are wealthy just keep on humoring them
Their money will spend the same even if they are idiots some day.

Don
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:20 PM
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11. Related to that point (and thanks for reminding me)
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 03:22 PM by dem629
I'm on SS disability and of course Medicare.

Prior to getting approved, they helped me out beyond what many families would/could do.

However, they of course couldn't do that forever, so when I was approved for disability, they ended up saving a lot of money that I know they would have spent on helping me out (including medical care).

And NOW...they're out there protesting the same gov't that assists me and the same type of gov't program that relieved them of the burden of helping me.

If you can make sense of their position, I'd love to hear it. :)

(PS- my position on the current health care discussion is: Medicare for all.)
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:43 PM
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22. Proof positive that the intelligence gene sometimes skips a generation or two
Your story simply can't be topped. IT just can't. They care about you but they don't get that you're being helped by government services and that they are too by saving them the money they're willing to spend on helping you.

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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:47 PM
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25. I think it's more an issue of outrage and hypocrisy than intelligence.
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 03:52 PM by dem629
And not that I'm just defending them. They're responsible for their teabagging, not me. :) But they've just gone off the deep end after the November elections.

And, yes, they were very generous with me. Also, my mom volunteers for the elderly, visiting them in their homes and things like that. My dad volunteers at a local charity, and he also does his own collections in their neighborhood, things like food and old clothing to bring to the charity.

So they SOUND like liberals, right? But they are hard-core Republicans. Their big conservative issues are: gov't spending, big military and anti-abortion.

I can't figure them out. Believe me, I've tried.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:27 PM
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29. Republicans do charity work, too
maybe even more of it. I think the difference is in perception, whether they feel it's social justice, or whether they feel a slightly more paternalistic attitude toward the work they do.

Liberal: I will provide food to poor people because everyone deserves access to food.

Fundie Conservative (generalization, not specifics about your parents who might well not fall into this pattern at all): I will provide food to poor people because I am a gracious and good person (said while patting poor person on head), even though if they'd made better decisions in life they wouldn't be in this situation now, isn't it a shame? And this one here, bless her heart, I'm not even sure if she's deserving of my charity. I think she may have come straight from the beauty shop where she paid to get her hair cut (pursing lips in disapproval). I'm not saying poor people have to hack off their own hair with the kitchen shears, I'm not judging, I'm just saying if I were taking handouts I might have other priorities. Well, no matter, I just tell myself I'm doing Jesus's work. I just love poor people.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:17 PM
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7. oh , no
i had to laugh, love the way you wrote that. sorry 'bout your folks, but you didn't get to choose them so don't let it get you down.
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:25 PM
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13. Oh, I'm laughing at the situation, too. What else could I do?
BTW, I'm originally from Raleigh. Been away for six years and miss it. So, hi, former neighbor!
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:26 PM
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14. i was in CA when you were in Raleigh
but Hi! anyhow!it is beautiful here. are you still in nc?
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:27 PM
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SC coast.
Just read your profile (obviously). My condolences on your loss.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:28 PM
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17. thank you.
yeah.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:17 PM
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8. LOL!
That is un-toppable!

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:19 PM
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9. I read the news today, oh boy
I understand the banker never wears a mack in the pouring rain.

Isn't it about time Obama did something about all these mosquitos??!
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:20 PM
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10. Oh, my.
I don't think there's anything that could top that story.

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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:23 PM
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12. Can't touch that! :) nt
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Gman2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:27 PM
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15. The Dingo ate their real baby.
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:28 PM
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16. Good reference. ;)
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:31 PM
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18. top that?

maybe Skinner can change your username to Spawn of Teabaggers.

hehe. ;)
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:36 PM
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20. Cruel, cruel. ;)
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:34 PM
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19. Well... With that limited definition of teabagging... No, I got nothing
Sorry about your parents... it is kind of funny though :)
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:38 PM
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21. So, you're a (SON or DAUGHTER) of a Teabagger!1 You, you...sputter sputter n/t
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Terre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:45 PM
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23. Make a sign
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 03:52 PM by Terre
that says 'My parents are hypocrites', then call the paper. Ask them to take a pic of you and your sign, and then give the same brief explanation (as you did below above) of your medical story.

Or you could write a LTE.

Then again, you may not want to go that far, depending on your relationship with your parents.

If you don't, I completely understand, but it sure was fun thinking about the possibilities of the ensuing brouhaha. :)
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:49 PM
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26. I've thought about things like that.
They're the ones who do all the political antagonizing.

I just say, "uh huh" and don't give them the satisfaction of getting under my skin.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:47 PM
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24. Well, this one time, at band camp . . .
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Mariana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:17 PM
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27. At least they weren't carrying a badly-spelled idiotic sign.
Were they?

:hide:
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:19 PM
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28. No. That's one good thing. :)
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:45 PM
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30. God gives you your relatives, but you can chose your friends.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:13 PM
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31. My mother is the editor of the 'Creation Science Newsletter'
In New Mexico.

I'm not sure which is worse. :hurts:
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