Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Protesters throw apparent tea bags at White House (prompting SS to lockdown the compound)

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:47 PM
Original message
Protesters throw apparent tea bags at White House (prompting SS to lockdown the compound)
Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) The Secret Service says a suspicious package thrown over the fence and onto the White House's North Lawn was not dangerous.

Tax protesters threw what appeared to be a box of tea bags toward the White House on Wednesday, prompting officials to lockdown the compound. The Secret Service also used a robot to inspect the package thrown in an apparent act of defiance meant to echo the rebellion of the Boston Tea Party.


Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hJlIlq5kHgC1FOXK-Yy6jjJViejwD97J3BRO0
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:56 PM
Response to Original message
1. Weren't they the same people that griped about shoes being thrown there?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 03:04 PM
Response to Original message
2. "...an apparent act of defiance meant to echo the rebellion of the Boston Tea Party"
We have way undervalued the study of History in this nation, and it is to our peril.

"Boston Tea Party;"...somewhere a Founding Father is weeping in his grave... :(
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hugo_from_TN Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. What?
What is wrong with "Boston Tea Party"?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 03:21 PM
Response to Reply #3
5. Nothing...
except this whole scenario has zero equivalence to the actual Boston Tea Party...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 03:57 PM
Response to Reply #5
18. Thank you. About time someone pointed that out. D.C. is the only place able to claim taxation
without representation. Everyone else in this country is represented in Congress.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Stellabella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 03:53 PM
Response to Reply #3
7. The Boston Tea party was a reaction against huge corporate tax CUTS.
That action by Britain put American businesses out of business.

This insane 'teabagging' protest is nothing but a bunch of old white, usually male whiners. Where the hell were they when Bush and Cheney were spending us into oblivion?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. You got that exactly right! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 07:54 PM
Response to Reply #7
11. Those tea baggers are too stupid to understand that...
they just do what Limbaugh the hutt tells them to do.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ninety lives Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 05:55 AM
Response to Reply #11
15. They also don't seem to understand

....that real conservatives might be offended at the implications of the word "tea bagging".

Once again, are these people really Republicans? Or do they just hate living in America?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:22 PM
Response to Reply #15
17. I wll go with, they would be happier living in Iran or Saudi Arabia..
yes, they most certainly do hate living in America.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Iowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 08:20 PM
Response to Reply #7
13. Yep, it had nothing to do with high taxes...
Edited on Wed Apr-15-09 08:22 PM by Iowa
It was about such things as government officials not answering to the people, business monopoly, and defending constitutional rights (albeit the British constitution). And they were driven to it by (among other things) a rather dim-witted, wealthy, ultra-conservative governor who had elevated his good-for-nothing offspring into positions that put them into the cross-hairs (yes, they had Shrubs in those days too). Bottom line: it was a group of very smart liberals defending liberal ideals vs. a conservative government, a conservative governor, and the governor's feckless offspring.

So it was almost hilarious to watch these ignorant rubes protesting today. In 1773 they would not have touched the Boston Tea Party with a 10 foot pole because the men who pulled off the Tea Party were a bunch of liberals.

Completely f*cking clueless.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 04:02 PM
Response to Reply #13
19. They were way beyond liberal. They were radical revolutionaries. The conservatives went to Canada.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ninety lives Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 05:53 AM
Response to Reply #7
14. These people are hypocrites

The tax type of political isn't really political about anything but taxes and the federal government.

I mean, come ON - we know these people, they are in every middle-class suburban community.

They contribute nothing except when they want to complain about government and taxes.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 04:07 PM
Response to Reply #14
21. This is not even about taxes. If it were, where were they last year and
the years before, when their taxes were higher than they are this year?

This is strictly Republicans, trying to make Obama look bad by pretending the TARP and the rest of this mess is his fault.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 03:12 PM
Response to Original message
4. LOL - they shut down their own rain-soaked protest - 'give 'em enough rope and...'
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Somawas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 03:28 PM
Response to Reply #4
6. What?
They let a little rain shut down a protest? What a bunch of wusses!

It may rain during the revolution.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:21 PM
Response to Original message
9. Terrorists. Is Gitmo still accepting residents?
Edited on Wed Apr-15-09 04:21 PM by MidwestTransplant
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 07:00 PM
Response to Original message
10. Presumably, the ones who threw the bag support keeping Guantanamo
for "enemies of the state." So let's send them over.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
thincaboutit Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 08:00 PM
Response to Original message
12. The tragic tale of a Tea Bagger...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 08:25 AM
Response to Original message
16. Send FUX News a bill for the cleanup
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 04:04 PM
Response to Original message
20. If the protestors had been Democrats, with a Pub in the Oval Office, the demonstrators would have
been arrested. Is there any doubt of that whatever?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Nov 25th 2020, 11:58 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC