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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:07 AM
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Tea parties going global


www.worldnetdaily.com

While WND has found information for more than 700 tea parties, the American Family Association is reporting Tax Day protests for 2,000 cities – and Tax Day Tea Party claims the movement has now spread overseas.

With less than two days before citizens take to the streets, the mainstream media are beginning to report the widespread movement – but many major outlets are doing so in critical columns and television reports.

Media buzz

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote, "Republicans have become embarrassing to watch. And it doesn't feel right to make fun of crazy people."

He said the tea parties are not an accurate representation of public sentiment.

"They're AstroTurf (fake grassroots) events, manufactured by the usual suspects," he wrote.
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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:07 AM
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well, well...
I hope some of you will find usefull the list of the events included in the article.

the attitude towards the public anger over the current politics can piss off some of you I hope. just read that comment taken from the article:

""I think, when it comes to teabagging, the president should probably just ignore this," Gross said. "He's got 10 other things on his plate, you know, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, the banking crisis, the overall economic situation, health care. To get bogged down with a – you know, what seems to be a fringe group of people throwing consumer products into the lakes and rivers of this nation doesn't seem to be worthy of his attention. …"

NOT WORTHY HIS ATTENTION???!!!!

www.worldnetdaily.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 08:47 AM
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I think that it's funny that they're assuming that it is just Republicans that are going to protest. Judging from here on ATS, there seems to be anger from both sides of the political spectrum.

If this whole thing is big tomorrow, like it's being touted as being by the organizers, Obama is going to have to pay attention--you can't just ignore a protesting populous. And showing his brand new dog Bo probably won't make those who take to the streets stop as he would probably hope so.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:30 AM
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I can't tell if these people are paid to be so disconnected from reality or are just really the conditioned and ignorant. What a bunch of arrogant sacks feces. Their attitude toward the lowly people who care about the health and prosperity of our nation makes me want to vomit.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:36 AM
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Are they all being labeled as "Republican" just because there's a "Democrat" as President? That's pretty sad. It means these people reporting it and labeling it as a "Republican" phenomenon are either completely ignorant to the world around them or completely complicit to the two-party = same totalitarianism game being played.

A handful of party-pushing zombies trying their best to deflect the true motivation behind so many being 'Fed' up to benefit their worthless team games.

What's the approval rating of these lawyers now? Like 13%?



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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I'm a tea party organizer. I've invited the county chairs of the Dems, the Reps, the Constitution Party and the Libertarians. They're all free to set up tables at our tea party if they believe that their organization stands for "fiscal responsibility." They're all coming except the Dems, as far as I know. I haven't heard from the Dem chairwoman. Go figure.

We were handing out flyers at Walmart yesterday. We had permission from management to do it because we told them this is a nonpartisan tea party and all parties are invited to attend. It's total grass roots. Well, a couple of female Nazis decided it was their personal goal in life to get us removed from Walmart. They actually called the regional headquarters to get them to call our store's manager and intimidate him into kicking us off the property. I understand why he had to do it - it was intimidated by these female Nazis.

I am calling these people Nazis from now on. Anyone that is incapable of dialog and that insists on shutting up the opposition, is a Nazi. They're mantra is, "SHUT UP" and I'm sick of it and I WILL NOT SHUT UP. And I'LL HAVE THE MIC IN MY HAND TOMORROW!!!! (Yes, I'm screaming on purpose). I am sick of socialists and fascists and I'm REALLY sick of Socialist Fascists. That's where we're heading quickly, people.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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this is really scary. whole world is going some crazy way now.
I hope that they are not going to use any force tommorrow. take care



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posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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What a society we live in. It is a sad day when people have become accustomed to stifling someone else's right to free speech. Just because you don't agree with someone doesn't mean you have to shut them up. The arrogance and righteousness of some people is suffocating.

I would be willing to bet these are the first people who are waiting for Obama to give them handouts should the economy collapse. I also bet they do not see the irony in that...



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:51 AM
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Although I will not be attending one, I definitely am in sympathy with the tea parties. I will probably display a yard sign signifying my support for the tea party.

I am not a Republican. I do not affiliate with political parties because I believe it is important to make up your own mind on issues instead of being swayed by your party.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 11:53 AM
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My daughter and I are making our signs right now. Hers is fantastic. Only 13 and she came up with an excellent sign to carry. I'm VERY proud. We have three in our area and will be deciding which to go to later on ...



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 12:03 PM
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Read this

Apparently some folks caught some government types spying on those at a Tea Party. They got out of a government car and started filming. Here are the pictures with a bit of the story.

hmmm ... wasn't expecting that.

But I'll still go.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 12:04 PM
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I think your government is having the same "lost in communication" experience recently shown in the UK.

They label those who do go out to protest as a "minority", when in fact, that feeling is expressed across the country.

In the UK, the vast majority of people, all over the country and from every political spectrum, are enraged at our government. It ISN'T a "fringe group", it isn't a "minority of people", it is millions of angry people who are quite literally sick of our governments but don't know what to do about it.

If people could have made their way to London for the recent G20 protest, there would have been absolute chaos in the streets far beyond anything anyone could imagine. It really would have brought London to a standstill because there would have been millions of people flooding in. The only thing that prevented this was the vast numbers of people simply not able to get there at that time.

Those protests are a voice of the masses, and just because the PTB are playing it down doesn't mean it'll go away.

They are making the same mistakes our government did at the G20, ignoring the protest, belittling the sentiment and ignoring the anger reflected across the nation is only going to bring more violent protest in the future.

If they ignore it, more people will come out to the next one, and then more, and then when their voices are also ignored, governments will fall by force. It's happened throughout history, and it's happening now in other countries.

If you ignore the will of the people, if you ignore their cries for mercy and their shouts for justice, you leave them no other option than to destroy that government and replace it with another.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
Although I will not be attending one, I definitely am in sympathy with the tea parties. I will probably display a yard sign signifying my support for the tea party.

I am not a Republican. I do not affiliate with political parties because I believe it is important to make up your own mind on issues instead of being swayed by your party.


I am also a supporter of the tea party movement. Sadly, I also won't be attending. I'm currently fortunate enough to be fully employed. Employers all know how tough it is out there and definately know they have the upper hand when it comes to making certain demands on their employees. I can't risk my job while I still have one.

To everyone who does go out tomorrow, I wish you the best. Be heard, make some noise, educate everyone that you can, and most importantly, be safe.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 12:22 PM
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I will not be attending the local tea party for a few reasons. Firstly I will be asleep as I am working that night. Secondly it seems there is too much nosiness going on around these parties. I am not giving out my name, address, email, or phone number to any of these people, I do not know them from Adam.

I am most likely on a watch list anyway for many other reasons no sense adding flame to the fire, especially when I am looking to get into a form of state/city government job. Things need to change but as long as people keep blaming republican/democrat, left/right, conservative/liberal nothing will get done. The only way to change things is to replace all those we have in the government now. Get rid of the corruptness and make sure we do everything to keep it out.

The tea parties have my support though as long as their reasons are more than what I stated above.

Raist



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 12:32 PM
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It is going to be amusing to watch tomorrow... who wants to bet faux news is going to pull the plug on their coverage when they realize how small the turn out is actually going to be.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 12:47 PM
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While I suspect this can also be said of the UK, I stand by my opinion that quite opposite of what is reported regarding the 'fringe'...,

Our Nation is run by a minority fringe group of pathetic sociopaths who will use every means at their disposal to ensure they are never removed from power - this extends to their children, distant relatives, friends, and business associates.

That minority is dysfunctional, over-matched by the problems they face when they pretend to be able to 'solve' problems, and painfully oblivious to the utter totality of their surrender to the anti-Constitutionalists they very nearly worship.

They desperately seek the judgment of an inteligencia elite who they have deemed 'superior', and follow their doctrine, blithely certain that they are serving what they believe in - even in the face of the knowledge that their esteemed inteligencia are intent on eliminating all Constitutional obstacles to their agenda.

The monkeys in the media are only reporting on what the intelegencia tell them is going on... because evidently, they can't figure it out for themselves... and when they do... they become 'crazies' who are in it for the ratings.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Read this

Apparently some folks caught some government types spying on those at a Tea Party. They got out of a government car and started filming. Here are the pictures with a bit of the story.

hmmm ... wasn't expecting that.

But I'll still go.


Well, if we want to delve into conspiracy, I can give you my experience from yesterday. As I said earlier, I was handing out tea party flyers at Walmart. Right before the manager came out and told us to leave, a woman dressed in her homeland security uniform walked very close, right by me. She was looking at me so I asked her if she would like a flyer. She looked repulsed and in an angered voice said, "NO!" Within 5 minutes we were asked to leave and while the manager was still outside talking to us, I noticed her come back out and leave, but I didn't notice if she was carrying a store bag or not. She probably was, but anyway, it's just something that I remembered on my drive home last night and it really struck me as odd.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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It is going to be amusing to watch tomorrow... who wants to bet faux news is going to pull the plug on their coverage when they realize how small the turn out is actually going to be.


Faux news aside...

That's quite a confident statement...that the crowds will be small.

Some will be larger than others of course...there are many of them going on so the crowds will be smaller regardless than they would have been if there were fewer of them happening.

We'll see....



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 03:09 PM
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I haven't made the signs yet...still deciding what to put on them.

For the most part it will be about the federal reserve...which in itself is a tax that affects everyone!

Also...

I've stated this before...and i'll state it again...more people have grown knowledgeable about our countries debt...mostly due to the historic election..with a black presidential nominee and a vice presidential female nominee....and the bailouts and dramatic plunge of wall street...ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

This is what woke many people up.

Yeah...there are sure to be Republicans trying to take advantage of this...but many want nothing to do with them....

Including me.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by grover
. who wants to bet faux news is going to pull the plug on their coverage when they realize how small the turn out is actually going to be.


MSNBC has been hoping for that.
They have been talking-down the whole thing all day.


The whackos at Code Pink and Daily Kos plan on crashing the parties ... telling lies to people to try to get them to say stupid things.

Story Here


We’re going to ask open ended questions that seem to have a slight conservative bent to (hopefully) get them to open up and just start ranting. Then, we take any examples of racism, hatred, ignorance, and stupidity that we catch on camera and make a little movie out of it. Probably a YouTube special.




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