Cheaper than a discount tea bag

This just came in from Human Events:

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In 1773, a handful of men dumped tea into the Boston Harbor. That one act set in motion a chain of events that birthed the greatest nation on earth. But today, many Americans feel helpless as they watch an imperialistic government destroy our Constitution and 237 years of liberty.

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151 replies
  1. 1
    Scruffy McSnufflepuss says:

    Teabagging is great news for McCain!

  2. 2
    David says:

    Teabagging: is it nature or nurture?

  3. 3
    Aqualad08 says:

    Because THAT’s what the original Tea Party lacked…merchandising! Where the real money is made…

    I would love nothing more than to dress up like a tea bag and throw a couple up of these guys into a harbor, but I still have a job followed by a Mets game…

  4. 4
    Tymannosourus says:

    You sure "T.E.A." isn’t the new Republican slogan:

    Tried
    Everything
    Already
    ?

  5. 5
    Scruffy McSnufflepuss says:

    Taxed Enough Already, But Anyway, Gonad-Gagging Is Not "Gay".

  6. 6
    Pasquinade says:

    "Tea Bagging" Rallies Ruthlessly Mocked On Maddow Show

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....85445.html

  7. 7
    Ugh says:

    Biggest. Wank. Ever.

  8. 8
    Trinity says:

    I’m so buying stock in Lipton.

  9. 9
    Professional Teabagger says:

    Encourage your friendly local teabagger to buy and wear this hat on April 15th!

  10. 10
    PurpleGirl says:

    Maybe I’ll send them all my used tea bags, wet and drippy as they are. (I’m just getting over a cold and I’ve been drinking hot tea for two weeks now.)

  11. 11
    Scruffy McSnufflepuss says:

    Didn’t they dress up like Native Americans for the original Boston Tea Party?

    Are the new patriots going to do that, too?

  12. 12
    cleek says:

    if these fuckers drive up the cost of tea, i’m going to start swinging.

    Didn’t they dress up like Native Americans for the original Boston Tea Party?

    yes, and they did it at night because they were breaking the law (thievery, vandalism, tax evasion, etc) and putting themselves at risk of physical harm to make their point.

    the modern teabaggers are going to go stand in parks and shake their pasty fists at the sky.

  13. 13
    Lola says:

    Love this. Liberals learned in 2002 how well the general public respond to protests and calling our president things like dumb and fascist. Why there was even a great movie that played all over the country showing the president was clueless. That must by why Bush lost re-election in 2004. Yelling people really shift the middle.

  14. 14
    Kryptik says:

    Teabagging is on the march!!

  15. 15
    jack fate says:

    $20 for a picket sign?!

  16. 16
    Dr. Rockso says:

    I am *SO* going to a tea bagging party. Monkeywrenching ftw.

    Anyone have a creative idea for deviously insulting signage?

  17. 17
    sgwhiteinfla says:

    Best news ever about the Tea Baggings

    Alan Keys has been welcomed as a speaker, Michael Steele has been rejected as a speaker. Is there any better way to announce to the world that you are a fringe movement?

  18. 18
    gbear says:

    Toadies
    Electing
    Assholes.

  19. 19
    Punchy says:

    Reagan.org? Are you fucking kidding me? The’s guys been fertilizer for 5 years, non compos mentis for at least his last 15, and they still have a fucking website named after him? The pathological inability to separate is just…..pathological.

    Wow. Just wow.

  20. 20
    Barry Soetoro says:

    @Scruffy McSnufflepuss: No, they won’t dress up as Indians for these New Tea Parties because that would contradict their longstanding hatred of the "false natives", especially those tribes that run casinos on their reservations but DON’T pay taxes.

  21. 21
    Zifnab says:

    @Lola:

    That must by why Bush lost re-election in 2004.

    He came about as close as any President has during war time. But the anti-Bush protests didn’t hurt. They increasingly brought attention to public sentiment against the Iraq War and the various "PATRIOTic" government activities.

    The difference between the ’04 protests and today’s protests are somewhat stark. Millions protested an increasingly unpopular war costing hundreds of billions of dollars then. Thousands are protesting a 3% hike in the highest tax rate now.

    I mean, they’re both "protests", but that’s about where the similarities end.

  22. 22
    Scruffy McSnufflepuss says:

    @cleek:

    yes, and they did it at night because they were breaking the law (thievery, vandalism, tax evasion, etc) and putting themselves at risk of physical harm to make their point.

    They also had mass popular support. Another key difference.

    the modern teabaggers are going to go stand in parks and shake their pasty fists at the sky.

    If they’re not going to dress as "wild injuns," I wish they’d at least do us the common courtesy of dressing as characters from "Alice in Wonderland." Maybe liberals should show up dressed as Alice or the Mad Hatter, singing the "Very merry unbirthday" songs. Then again, that would dignify these protests by granting them attention, so nevermind.

  23. 23

    $20 for a picket sign?!

    Recession? We ain’t got no stinking recession!

  24. 24
    Joshua Norton says:

    the modern teabaggers are going to go stand in parks and shake their pasty fists at the sky.

    So there will be teabagging and "fisting"? I wonder what kind of permit you need for that kind of gathering.

  25. 25
    Persia says:

    @Dr. Rockso: I kind of like Tried Everything Already. It can apply to so many different situations.

    Alternately, "Teabag me!" will probably work well. Of course, depending on your gender and sexual orientation, you may not want to try it.

    But I’m not sure lefties should go. I like the idea of the ‘crowds’ being tiny and pathetic.

  26. 26
    imasmart says:

    I’M SICK OF OBAMA LOWERING MY TAXES!!! LET’S REVOLT!!!

  27. 27
    John PM says:

    @Dr. Rockso: #14

    Anyone have a creative idea for deviously insulting signage?

    I have a couple thoughts:

    "Cut my taxes so we can cut the defense budget"

    or

    "Cut my taxes so we can cut Medicare"

    or

    "Cut my taxes because the Department of Homeland Security is too bloated"

    or

    "Cut my taxes because I like lead-based peanut butter"

    or

    "President Obama raised taxes and all I have to show for it is an exta $40 per paycheck"

  28. 28
    Dennis-SGMM says:

    So they’re completely unaware that over 90% of Americans are getting a tax cut? ZOMG! It’s like they stuck their fingers in their ears and started chanting "We can’t hear you!" the second Obama won the election. Palin, Sanford, Jindal all have a shot right now but, I’m counting on these yahoos to find an even bigger idiot before 2012. They obviously have a deep bench.

  29. 29
    Dave says:

    Ah yes, I remember when our forefathers fought for a lower maximum marginal tax rate…that’s what it was all about, right?

  30. 30
    Bootlegger says:

    Actually the Boston Tea Party was a response to preferential treatment the British government was giving the East India Trading Company by not charging them the same tax as everyone else. The tea dumped in the harbor belonged to the East India Trading Company. So it was kind of like protesting no-bid government contracts, i.e cronyism, not tax increases.

    A protest sign: Patriots Pay Their Taxes

  31. 31
    Pasquinade says:

    @Dr. Rockso: #14

    REPUBLICANS ARE REVOLTING

    ….Why, yes they are

  32. 32
    cleek says:

    i’m thinking some signs with pix of actual teabagging at their gatherings would spice things up a bit. giant puppets demonstrating the act would really kick it up a notch, too.

    suck my balls for lower taxes on the rich!

  33. 33
    Ugh says:

    Foxnews is currently promising "All Day Coverage" on April 15th of the "Anti-Tax Tea Party".

    Just shoot me.

  34. 34

    Please visit our web site, MillionTeaBagsMorans.org, ^for^ more information on this historic mission!

    I wish I’d thought of this. Many fools are about to say adieu to thier money.

    @gbear: Win.

  35. 35
    Ash Can says:

    Actually, I have to hand it to these enterprising folks selling this tea party crap. Like PT Barnum said, there’s a sucker born every minute, and any movement (half-assed as it may be) that can attract people who are up in arms over government spending now after 8 years of willful obliviousness is, by definition, replete with suckers ripe for the picking. I can’t fault MillionTeaBags.org for acting accordingly when it sees a bunch of rubes with huge marketing bullseyes painted on them.

  36. 36
    gbear says:

    REPUBLICANS ARE REVOLTING

    Add a mis-spelling and that slogan is perfect.

  37. 37
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    You just know Larry Craig is digging this.

  38. 38
    Bootlegger says:

    Anyone else catch Beck threatening to set his fellow Faux News actor on fire yesterday.

    Will we see some self-immolation at the tax protest? Or, is the symbolic self-mocking enough?

  39. 39
    PaulW says:

    Join the rebellion! Buy our crap!

    You can tell the whole thing is a prefabricated-outrage, faked-to-the-nines disaster by the fact they’re marketing this more on Home Shopping Network than CSPAN.

    At least the home-made signs at these organized happenings with the misspellings were sincere. This bull****? Why waste $50 on a t-shirt advocating that people earning $500k should get a $100k tax cut? You’re gonna need that $50 to help replace your car’s flat tire from all the potholes you have to drive through on your way to that part-time job at Wal-Mart.

    This isn’t a joke. This is wrong on six different levels of self-serving stupidity.

  40. 40
    Napoleon says:

    @Dennis-SGMM:

    So they’re completely unaware that over 90% of Americans are getting a tax cut?

    Better yet, because it came in the form of a midyear adjustment to withholding absolutely every taxpayer knows the exact bottom line of how it benefited them.

  41. 41
    Left Coast Tom says:

    What’s with the yellow and black color scheme? It looks like "Teabagging For Dummies".

  42. 42
    ImJohnGalt says:

    I’ve never watched any Glenn Beck but that stupid segment where he was crying.

    This is completely and utterly fucked up.

    Please tell me nobody believes this guy has anything important to say.

  43. 43
    Pasquinade says:

    @cleek #32

    Think there’s enough time to order some TruckNutz online for your puppets?

    http://www.trucknutz.com/

    http://www.thatsnutz.com/truck-nuts-c-65.html

  44. 44
    Tymannosourus says:

    @Left Coast Tom:

    What’s with the yellow and black color scheme? It looks like "Teabagging For Dummies".

    Or a "cliff’s notes" to dipshit protests.

  45. 45
    dmsilev says:

    We’ve come a long way (downwards) from the Million Man March.

    -dms

  46. 46
    Ash Can says:

    @Ugh: All-day "coverage" of the teabaggery basically provides Fox with an all-day commercial for itself, especially since, IIRC, a couple of their commentators are going to be participating in the Atlanta teabagging party. Good for them. The more wrapped up in this shit they get, the fewer the people who still regard them as a legitimate news source.

  47. 47
    Tom says:

    SEND A TEA BAG TO WASHINGTON! • FOR ONLY $1.00!

    Better yet, send it to me. Bigelow Green Tea w/ Lemon, preferably.

  48. 48

    @Scruffy McSnufflepuss:

    Didn’t they dress up like Native Americans for the original Boston Tea Party?

    Are the new patriots going to do that, too?

    In fact, some tea party protesters did dress up as American Indians for the tea dumping ceremony itself at a prior tea party.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04.....7tue4.html

    -A

  49. 49
    J.A.F. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Everytime I hear about the teabaggers I think about the movie Pecker.

  50. 50
    Bootlegger says:

    @Tymannosourus:

    What’s with the yellow and black color scheme? It looks like "Teabagging For Dummies".

    Or a "cliff’s notes" to dipshit protests.

    I thought it also looked like a "Danger Blasting Ahead" sign or "Watch for Falling Rocks".

  51. 51
    GSD says:

    Just another Fox News sheep round-up.

    Baa, baaad taxes.

    -GSD

  52. 52
    dkilmer says:

    "The Patriot Depot is helping our friends at Reagan.org raise funds to take 1,000,000 tea bags to the nation’s capital."

    I think they should let women come along too.

  53. 53
    Face says:

    They went to get teabagged and a Klan rally ensued. Just you watch.

  54. 54
    J.D. Rhoades says:

    today, many Americans feel helpless as they watch an imperialistic government destroy our Constitution and 237 years of liberty.

    I felt that way for eight fucking years.

  55. 55
    gnomedad says:

    I think they should start a Plutocrat Relief Fund via which Teabaggers can donate their Obama tax cuts to members of the brutalized top bracket.

  56. 56
    Bulworth says:

    Are we absolutely for certain sure that ACORN isn’t marketing these things?

  57. 57
    A Mom Anon says:

    Just when I think they can’t top themselves,they manage to not only top themselves,but scale the Mt Everest of Dumbass.

  58. 58
    CapMidnight says:

    What’s with the yellow and black color scheme? It looks like "Teabagging For Dummies".

    Or a "cliff’s notes" to dipshit protests.

    I thought it also looked like a "Danger Blasting Ahead" sign or "Watch for Falling Rocks".

    Or "Fallout Shelter."

    I hear Sean Hannity‘s taking Terri Schaivo as his Tea Party prom date.

  59. 59

    My psychic powers just kicked in.

    I predict that, starting on April 16, we will see numerous wingnut bloggers and pundits decrying various government and media sources for low-balling (heh) the turnout at the teabagging rallies.

    Because they’re going-to-have-been huge, man. Huge. Way bigger than the anti-war rallies in 2003.

  60. 60
    Scruffy McSnufflepuss says:

    @** Atanarjuat **:

    Thanks, that was pretty funny.

  61. 61

    @Joshua Norton:

    So there will be teabagging and "fisting"? I wonder what kind of permit you need for that kind of gathering.

    FTW!

  62. 62
    malraux says:

    Just like our Founding Fathers, we’re tired of the way our government is behaving. And lawmakers are refusing to listen.

    The bizarre element of this to me (aside from the truck nutz and Pecker movie references) is how this ignores the fact that we just had an election. The government asked our opinion and then responded by putting a different guy in charge. I just don’t get the complaint that because our side lost the election, that is clear evidence that the government doesn’t listen to the people.

    The liberal protests always seemed to be based around the idea that policy X was bad, so we want to support the idea of ~X. (excepting the specific protests around Bush v Gore)

  63. 63
    Comrade Dread says:

    In 1773, a handful of men dumped tea into the Boston Harbor. That one act set in motion a chain of events that birthed the greatest nation on earth. But today, many Americans feel helpless as they watch an imperialistic government destroy our Constitution and 237 years of liberty.

    Ah yes. You too, young American, can be a hero. You can have your name recorded in the history books. You can have books and songs written about your courageous life, as you stood up in the park, refusing to sign your name to any documents, and proudly waved your Lipton’s tea bag (available from us for a dollar) at the cruel inhuman government which was perfectly fine and reasonable four months ago and stood for 237 years, but somehow has turned into an unlivable hellhole in the past three months.

    Yes, one day, citizen, your name might also be associated with a Federal holiday replete with three day white sales at Penny’s.

    I really do enjoy the appeal to narcissism and paranoia right before they hit you up for a $20 sign. It’s such a great example of a con.

  64. 64
    Dennis-SGMM says:

    Why do I get the feeling that anyone who orders from Patriot Depot will receive an email from the ex-chairman of the Bank of Nigeria shortly thereafter?

  65. 65
    Montysano (All Hail Marx & Lennon) says:

    @malraux:

    The bizarre element of this to me (aside from the truck nutz and Pecker movie references) is how this ignores the fact that we just had an election.

    Hence Jon Stewart’s comment the other night: "I think you’re confusing "tyranny" with "losing"". Once again the baby-faced assassin nails it perfectly ftw.

  66. 66
    Nim, ham hock of liberty says:

    We laugh, but these people are bringing about the change they want. I mean, apart from the ones making over a quarter million per year, the rest will be getting some of that tax relief they’re mobilizing for.

    Results!

  67. 67
    Nim, ham hock of liberty says:

    In fact, some tea party protesters did dress up as American Indians for the tea dumping ceremony itself at a prior tea party.

    Now we just need a few other people to dress up as cowboys, bikers, and motorcycle cops, and go hang out next to them.

  68. 68
    kay says:

    @malraux:

    I agree, but it’s actually two elections.

    The whole theme of this protest is that Pelosi, Reid and Obama were somehow installed, and that there is a "silent majority". But the crucial part of the "silent majority" idea was that they didn’t protest, but instead VOTED and thus won elections. They were silent, but in a majority, so they won.

    That’s what "silent majority" means.

    This "silent majority" protests but don’t win elections? That’s a noisy minority, not a silent majority.

    Did we change the majority metric ? Measure volume instead of votes?

  69. 69
    El Cid says:

    Does anyone recall when John McCain’s spokesman in the campaign insulted the American tea company Honest Tea so they could play their bullshit "OMG Obama’s a damn ay-leetiss" game?

    …Only a celebrity of Barack Obama’s magnitude could attract 200,000 fans in Berlin who gathered for the mere opportunity to be in his presence. These are not supporters or even voters, but fans fawning over The One. Only celebrities like Barack Obama go to the gym three times a day, demand "MET-RX chocolate roasted-peanut protein bars and bottles of a hard-to-find organic brew — Black Forest Berry Honest Tea" and worry about the price of arugula

    Clearly Republicans are hypocrites on the question of tea, arugula, and protein bars.

    They hate America, they hate the Constitution, and they hate American companies whose products are carried at Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and probably other places without "Wal" in their name.

  70. 70
    Joey Maloney says:

    @Dr. Rockso:

    Anyone have a creative idea for deviously insulting signage?

    A classic.

  71. 71

    I really do enjoy the appeal to narcissism and paranoia right before they hit you up for a $20 sign. It’s such a great example of a con.

    You can make the signs and sell them yourself. A political sign maker will get about $3 for a 22 x 28 sign with a wire frame or stake, in quantity.

    His cost to make them is probably around $2 per piece. Boxing and shipping may cost you a little more.

    Who says those baggers aren’t good businessmen? A 1000% markup is PROFIT!

  72. 72
    Jay C says:

    It looks like "Teabagging For Dummies".

    And yet, amazingly, that’s exactly what it has turned out to be!

  73. 73
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    How long til we see "Dirty Sanchez" anti-immigration rallies?

  74. 74
    TR says:

    They’re right — this is just like the Boston Tea Party.

    Except now we do have representation and we’re all getting a tax cut, not a tax hike.

    But other than that, these times are exactly the same.

  75. 75
    matoko_chan says:

    If Beck is an insane clown would that make the GOP the Juggalo Party now?
    And someone better give Michael Steele a hookup to the UD, stat!

  76. 76
    Dennis-SGMM says:

    I really do enjoy the appeal to narcissism and paranoia…

    Wingers: "You rang?"

  77. 77
    r€nato says:

    Just like our Founding Fathers, we’re tired of the way our government is behaving. And lawmakers are refusing to listen.

    wow, not even 3 months into Obama’s 1st term and they are already a bunch of WATB. Obama has not even grabbed one gun or one bullet yet and I saw an ad yesterday in our local ‘alternative’ paper for a gun shop declaring how terrible Obama has been for gun rights.

    Us liberals, it took 9/11, Bush swearing to get bin Laden ‘dead or alive’ and then within 3 months declaring he didn’t give a shit about finding bin Laden, selling us an illegal and unjust war over non-existent WMDs, screwing up said war as well as that other war which was justifiable, cynically manipulating government terror alerts, raping the Constitution, and questioning the patriotism of any person or politician who opposed Bush/GOP policies before we got all butthurt about Bush.

    You know what this is really about, don’t you? It does not matter what Obama does in office. If he offered a 100% tax cut to all wingnut bloggers they’d still protest him.

    This is about creating and re-inforcing the idea that any time a Democrat is elected to public office, he or she is going to tax the shit out of you and take all your guns and give them to Hamas so they can melt them down into a sculpture of Allah.

    It’s about pushing disinformation and astroturf.

  78. 78
    El Cid says:

    I love seeing the righties lose it so bad mere months into the Obama administration. They’re just now figuring out that white male angry right wing Southerners no longer run the country, and they can’t handle it.

  79. 79
    Nim, ham hock of liberty says:

    This is about creating and re-inforcing the idea that any time a Democrat is elected to public office, he or she is going to tax the shit out of you and take all your guns and give them to Hamas so they can melt them down into a sculpture of Allah.

    It’s about pushing disinformation and astroturf.

    It’s an amazing coincidence that most of the people pushing the disinformation and astroturf are also able to sell you, at very reasonable prices, ways to fight back against these monstrous abuses of American tradition.

  80. 80
    lovethebomb says:

    As absurd and hilarious as these numbnuts are, how different will the coverage be compared to the anti-war protests? If you wanted to watch any of the protests at the 2004 republican convention, in which 200k participated, you had to go to CSPAN.

    Who would like to wager how the corporate media covers this disinformation fest with bold alarm compared to contemptuous dismissal of protests of actual imperialist fascism during the Cheney regime.

    If the media acts I suspsect they will, this will be a net win for the wingtard roundup of "low information voters" in the midterms.

  81. 81

    They’re just now figuring out that white male angry right wing Southerners no longer run the country, and they can’t handle it.

    This makes the Baby Jesus cry.

  82. 82
    Montysano (All Hail Marx & Lennon) says:

    When Michelle Obama decided to start a garden at the White House, one of the wingnut radio yappers (Laura "Damn, I’m glad I’m not married to her" Ingraham, maybe?) snarked that we could expect to see the requisite staged photos of the First Lady in a spotless, high fashion gardening ensemble.

    Uh-huh……

  83. 83
    SpotWeld says:

    Wow. it would be just amazing if some news outlet went out there with a few accountants and in the course of a few interviews found out how much the protester’s taxes are going down (or up.. it’s possible.)

  84. 84
    atlliberal says:

    @Napoleon: They can use their tax cuts to buy their T.E.A. party signs. Almost any spending will help the economy at this point.

  85. 85
    Brick Oven Bill says:

    Dennis-SGMM says:

    "So they’re completely unaware that over 90% of Americans are getting a tax cut? ZOMG!"

    God, you people are naïve. You think that because the man who told you about his policy towards staff lobbyists, posting legislation online, removing 1-2 combat brigades per month from Iraq starting in January, and that he did not bow to a Muslim King, tells you that you are going to get a tax cut, that you think you are going to get a tax cut.

    Obama has raised the federal deficit from $357 billion (this was too high, he said), to probably a trillion dollars more than that. And then he tells the nodding heads that he is going to pay for it by raising the taxes on 5% of the population from 35% to 39.6%.

    And all of the heads synchronize.

    O Ba Ma.

    O Ba Ma.

    O Ba Ma.

    It is a good thing for President Obama that they do not teach math anymore. The top 5% pay $615 billion in taxes. Raising their tax rate 4.6% would generate $28 billion, or less than 3% of the new government spending.

    I am beginning to believe that the reason that Obama said he would give 95% of workers a pay cut is because he wanted to get elected in a universal democracy and he figured you were stupid. But that is just me.

  86. 86

    @Montysano (All Hail Marx & Lennon):

    Yeah, saw that on tv yesterday.

    This is a time when I am really glad that the wingers invented personality politics.

    Because the Obamas are the perfect foil for that crap. They easily win any contest of personality politics. Just take a gander at the final popular vote tally from Nov 8 if you doubt that assertion. Even with a war hero, even with that exciting Sarah Palin, even with Rev. Wright and Ayers and all the rest of it, the closest the wingers could get was ten million votes.

    Damn, that has gotta be eating their livers right now. I sincerely hope.

  87. 87

    But that is just me.

    Yes, it is, Bill.

    Eat shit and die, you pathetic loser.

  88. 88
    Brick Oven Bill says:

    I know you are but what am I Dan?

    O Ba Ma

    O Ba Ma

    O Ba Ma

  89. 89
    Rick Taylor says:

    I linked to this already, but John Stewart so nailed these guys.

    You know what guys, meet me at camera 3 very quickly. . .

    I think you might be confusing tyranny with losing. And I feel for you, because,I’ve been there. A few times. In fact, one of them was a bit of a nail-biter. But see, when the guy that you disagree with gets elected, he’s probably going to do things you disagree with. He could cut taxes on the wealthy, remove government’s oversight capability, invade a country that you thought should not be invaded, but that’s not tyranny, that’s democracy. See – now you’re in the minority. It’s supposed to taste like a sh|t taco.

    What was the motto of those in the original Boston Tea Party? "No taxation without representation." You guys got to vote. You lost. Deal with it.

  90. 90
    Persia says:

    @Montysano (All Hail Marx & Lennon):

    This is the real reason it’s hard to smear Michelle Obama. She’s goddamned adorable.

  91. 91

    I know you are but what am I Dan?

    Finally ran out of bullshit, eh Bill?

    I have to admit, that was quite a pile you had there for a while.

    You fooled at least 2, maybe 3 people.

    Bill, I was doing persona schtick before you ever saw your first brick oven brochure. Trust me, you need to get some new material.

  92. 92
    Terryn says:

    Help from Reagan.org? These guys forget about TEFRA or what?

  93. 93
    Bubblegum Tate says:

    merchandising! Where the real money is made…

    Spaceballs FTW!

    shake their pasty fists at the sky.

    Grampa Simpson: OG teabagger

  94. 94
    Joel says:

    @Dr. Rockso: IDAHO’S 1ST DISTRICT ♡ TEABAGGING

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    wasabi gasp says:

    They appear to be pre-spoofing themselves, possibly as a precaution against having their festivities disrupted by folks popping in through a Let’s Make a Deal portal dressed up like a teabag, cup, saucer and spoon. Sadly, I do see the dilemma. But, unless they think it through and come up with a better plan, they’re still stuck with a donkey behind curtain number one that appears to be the nearest thing to a brand new Pontiac Grand Am as this game show currently gets. So. what do we have for these nice folks, Monty?

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    Joel says:

    Duplicate, erm.

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    Brick Oven Bill says:

    I’m not trying to fool anybody Dan. Then again I am not the one telling you that I can cover a trillion dollars in new spending with $28 billion in new revenues.

    You are a very perceptive man however. Enjoy your tax cut.

    O Ba Ma

    O Ba Ma

    O Ba MA!

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    anonevent says:

    @Brick Oven Bill: Actually, I got a tax cut. It worked out to about $45 each paycheck. I get paid every two weeks.

    So, yes, the tax cuts are there.

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    anonevent says:

    @anonevent: Now, if Obama were to forgive my debt, I would single handedly recover the economy with spending. But that won’t happen.

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    Splitting Image says:

    The first American Tea Party birthed a nation. The second American Tea Party could help save it!

    Wait. "American" Tea Party? Do these guys hate Massachusetts so much that they had to remove the word "Boston" from the history book?

    And is it just me or did they slip a little reference to The Birth of a Nation in there?

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    Pasquinade says:

    Fox has a teabagg’n problem

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/.....gn-problem

    Sex and the City’s Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) explains tea bagging interspersed with Fox News (sic) clips

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    Then again I am not the one telling you that I can cover a trillion dollars in new spending with $28 billion in new revenues.

    Bill, you are an oaf. The trillion is covered in economic recovery. The cost of not doing the measures is greater than the cost of doing them.

    This ain’t rocket science, Bill. If the economy doesn’t turn around, there aren’t going to be any revenues at all. If it does, then we come out ahead.

    Take some time and think this over again. Maybe that stupid oven isn’t the best you can really do?

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    Cpl. Cam says:

    The sad thing is: there needs to be protests in the streets right now. Why are these lame goobers the only ones doing anything? If there was one in my area I’d probably whip up a "Nationalize the Fucking Banks" sign and hit it up.

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    Brick Oven Bill says:

    Government revenues come from taxation, borrowing, and inflation. So I will explain to you your tax hike Anonevent. I will presume you to be a typical American family pulling in $45,000/yr.

    You get $22/week in ‘tax cuts’, or around $1200/yr, which someone told me you have to give some of it back in taxes but this I do not understand fully. But the M3 (money supply) was ~$10 trillion in the summer of 2006.

    O Ba Ma continues to print money into this $12.8 trillion and counting bank slush fund. So, when this money finally gets into the system, and it will, it will result in your dollar being reduced in value by ~55%. 55% of $45k is $24,750. $24,750 is more than $1200.

    I believe that the bankers and O Ba Ma may be doing this intentionally to trash the dollar and put us on a world currency. This is when the typical American family making $45k/yr has to directly compete with the Latin American family making $0.9k/yr.

    Get it?

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    anonevent says:

    @anonevent: OK, I totally missed the point, because I didn’t actually read B.O.B. in detail.

    Actual answer: Someone has to buy stuff to make economies based on money/gold work. It’s gotten so bad, that people won’t spend money. But that makes it so that more people can’t get work, and therefore more people cannot spend money. When it death spirals like this the government has to come in and spend. We can’t fix anything until the economy stabilizes.

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    matoko_chan says:

    I’m still gasping for breath over the mental image of Glenn Beck teabaggin’ absolutely anyone in congress!
    "Tea-bag Obama"?
    Someone ought to point out to the Juggalos that we are already getting teabagged by Bush’s econopalypse.

    What do you think?
    Separated at birth?

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    I believe that the bankers and O Ba Ma may be doing this intentionally to trash the dollar and put us on a world currency.

    …and the End Times/Rapture Ready wingnuttery rears its head. Also.

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    Government revenues come from taxation

    That’s a good start, Bill.

    Now, what do you tax when your economy goes into the tank and there is nothing left to tax? Do you tax soup lines, and bank reorganizations?

    See, if you can spend $1t and preserve $2t in revenue over a few years by preventing your tax base from collapsing … as it is doing at every level in the country right now as we speak, thereby crippling your local, county, and state government right this minute …. it’s a good decision.

    You had your chance at YOYO, DrillHereDrillNow government, Bill, and look what it got you. 5 million fewer jobs in the last few months. That’s a trainwreck, Bill, and not even railroad electrification can stop that trainwreck, amirite bro?

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    Mouse Tolliver says:

    Send a tea bag for only a dollar? Only? Something doesn’t add up here. I’m pretty sure the actual cost of postage, an envelope, and a tea bag is less than a dollar. That’s not a bargain at all. But then if these idiots could do math, they wouldn’t be protesting.

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    Brick Oven Bill says:

    This is a very good presentation by my leader on the subject. My leader is better than TheHatOnMyCat’s leader.

    Watch it at your own risk and then tell me where my leader is wrong. The bottom line is we are all being heavily taxed, the way I see it.

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    Joshua Norton says:

    Fox has a teabagg’n problem

    I’d tune in for a second or two if they could get Cavuto to do it to Hannity. After all, they have a whole day to kill covering this crap. They’ll be hard up for material around the second hour or so.

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    Adrienne says:

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

    $20 for a picket sign?!

    Exactly. For these people to be so upset over taxes that they are going to protest (despite the fact that 99% of the ppl talking shit have actually gotten a tax CUT from Obama), they sure don’t seem to mind mark-up/premium/price gouging. Just an observation.

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    PaulB says:

    Our take-home pay just went up $130 month due the middle class tax CUT. That after maxing out our 401k’s, so why are the Dems and Progressive pundits not countering this tax increase mumbo jumbo with the facts that everyone employed sees in their paychecks every month?

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    Jamey says:

    Cheap teabagging isn’t good and good teabagging isn’t cheap.

    Considering how few teeth most Republican dead-enders have in their mouths, it’s no wonder teabagging is a growth industry on the right.

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    Joshua Norton says:

    Considering how few teeth most Republican dead-enders have in their mouths,

    Front teeth are elitist!

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    D. Mason says:

    The bottom line is we are all being heavily taxed, the way I see it.

    The bottom line is that the people you’re spoofing were silent about Bush’s unprecedented inflationary spending for 8 full years. They gave up any expectation they could have had that their opposition might be respected now.

    Is inflation the same as taxation? Close enough.

    Did Obama invent the concept of taxation through inflation? Certainly not. Neither did Bush, but he did completely revolutionize it’s application.

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    ChrisB says:

    @Bubblegum Tate: Yes! Think of the possibilities:

    1. Teabagging, the Movie (I think I saw that one in my youth; it starred Ron Jeremy, didn’t it?).

    2. Teabagging, the Sequel (also starring Ron Jeremy in all likelihood).

    3. Teabagging, the Toilet Paper, or the Sheets, or the Towel, or, my favorite, the Shaving Cream.

    (For a full list of Spaceballs merchandise, go to http://www.geocities.com/yank2010/trivia.htm and scroll down about halfway.)

    And it’s just hilarious that the million teabag people have like a 95% profit margin on their teabags and signs.

    Speaking of hilarious, Rachel Maddow couldn’t stop laughing during her segment with Anna Marie Cox last night. I thought she was on the verge of getting canceled.

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    @Brick Oven Bill:

    Glenn Beck, Bill? Really?

    Well it’s not the first time you have blown your cover.

    So the bottom line for you is, America could have avoided the first Depression if we had just given Hoover’s policies more time to work?

    Noted.

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    ThresherK says:

    @Dr. Rockso:

    "My CEO’s temporary tax cut expired, and it’s everybody’s problem!"

    (/Krusty rant)

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    Royston Vasey says:

    TPM–> In an unintentional but hilarious nod to gay sex chatters everywhere, the National Organization for Marriage has dubbed their campaign "2 Million for Marriage". Or 2M4M

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    Roq says:

    This is so painfully stupid. Don’t they know 95% of them are getting a tax BREAK? To characterize anything Obama’s done so far, or indicated he will do, as a tax increase is just agonizingly dumb. Only slightly less dumb than characterizing adding $21b to the defense fund as a "cut."

    Sometimes I wonder if the rich folks have bi-annual parties where they all sit around and laugh their assess off about how they got the lemmings to carry water for them YET AGAIN.

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    Gex says:

    @kay:

    Did we change the majority metric ? Measure volume instead of votes?

    Yes. This is being done ahead of time so that when white people are no longer the majority (using the original meaning) they can still call themselves the majority (using the new meaning). It will be very convenient to have this new use of the word in place.

    BTW, why is it the right can take perfectly good words, words I used to like, and make me want to gag when I hear them? Family, values, Christian, patriot, freedom… All words that raise alarm bells when they shouldn’t.

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    BC says:

    Okay, most of these people are going to get a tax CUT with Obama’s proposal, and they are out protesting it? They are willing to put their tax CUT aside and protest because people making 2 to 5 times more than they will pay a paltry 3% more on income over $250,000 in 2011? And they wonder why no one takes them seriously?

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    Ash Can says:

    I do hope this thread isn’t dead yet, because this is the sort of thing that’s truly appreciated around here, and it’s OT for the more recent threads (not that it’s stopped me before, but I do try to behave). Some hardy soul over at GOS waded into the Redstate cesspool and learned that the rocket scientists over there are warning people that ACORN will be infiltrating their tea parties, yelling inflammatory right-wing shit and waving signs with said shit written on them, to make the actual, sincere and upstanding teabaggers look bad. So the real teabaggers need to call these people out at the rallies and identify them as liberal frauds.

    What could POSSIBLY go wrong??

    PS: If this has already been covered, my apologies, but I’m only partially contrite over repeating something this good.

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    why is it the right can take perfectly good words, words I used to like, and make me want to gag when I hear them? Family, values, Christian, patriot, freedom… All words that raise alarm bells when they shouldn’t.

    Because they abused the words and made them the trappings of a manipulative and destructive approach to government.

    And because they are irredeemable poopyheads.

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    John S. says:

    This is a very good presentation by my leader on the subject. My leader is better than TheHatOnMyCat’s leader.

    Glenn Beck (your leader) is a sub-moronic, blowhard media personality.

    Barack Obama (TheHatOnMyCat’s and every other American’s leader) is an intelligent, duly elected president of these United States.

    If you are implying that Obama is NOT your leader, THEN GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE COUNTRY. Go move to the United States of FOX News or whatever fantasy bubble Glenn Beck is the leader of. But get the fuck out of America, because we only have one leader here, and his name is Barack Hussein Obama.

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    b-psycho says:

    What’s especially hilarious about the outrage is that there’s nothing wrong with the government now that wasn’t wrong with it before and/or won’t ALWAYS be wrong. The lack of consistency in their barking is so transparent they shouldn’t be surprised people laugh.

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    scbarr says:

    Anyone remember that episode of MXC?

    "The Teabagger"…

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    Michael says:

    It’s not easy being that retarded.

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    johnnydrama says:

    One guy was a little too honest with his sign.

    It said: "I make $60,000 a year and my taxes are going down"

    Taxed Enough Already.

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    Yogurt says:

    MOICHENDIZING!!!

    Tea bags the T-shirt!

    Tea bags the comic book!

    Tea bags the breakfast cereal!

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    binzinerator says:

    @Brick Oven Bill:

    The top 5% pay $615 billion in taxes. Raising their tax rate 4.6% would generate $28 billion, or less than 3% of the new government spending.

    It’s kinda funny how you didn’t have any ability in math or a concern for deficits during the past 8 years.

    Were you just math stupid and deficit ignorant all those years and only in the last 3 months have discovered your dazzling accounting acumen? Or have you been a clueless twit the whole time and even now you still don’t have a clue what’s going on?

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    Stevan says:

    Imagine applying this approach in 1773: "Hey, I’m going to sell you some tea, but then I’m going to keep the tea. I’ll make a profit first, then we’ll dump it in the harbor – that’ll show ’em, yeah!" Yup, that’s quite a revolution there.

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    binzinerator says:

    @Ash Can:

    Some hardy soul over at GOS waded into the Redstate cesspool and learned that the rocket scientists over there are warning people that ACORN will be infiltrating their tea parties, yelling inflammatory right-wing shit and waving signs with said shit written on them, to make the actual, sincere and upstanding teabaggers look bad. So the real teabaggers need to call these people out at the rallies and identify them as liberal frauds.

    Been waiting for them to start spreading that around. It’s a win-win for the wingnuts. Any inflammatory shit happens, they have an excuse and a pre-propagated meme to shift the blame: The liebruls did it! And it gives them ‘permission’ to do it themselves. Why? Because the lieburls are doing it!

    So any inflammatory shit, ugliness or even violence that happens won’t be their fault, no matter how inflammatory, ugly or violent the wingnuts get or how much they provoke it.

    It’s never their fault, they are never responsible. As they must be if they are to remain the victim.

    That’s just how their minds work. I really think conservatism as an ideology has become basically one big defense mechanism.

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    steve says:

    I can’t wait for the million teabag march that’s brewing. Better stock up on white tea bags.

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    kicker says:

    Taxed
    Not enough
    Already

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    Todd says:

    I just want to say thanks – first to the Tea Baggers for planning such a wondereful event (in my wildest dreams I can’t imagine how it would be possible to get the Repubs to plan an event called ‘tea bagging’!?!?!?!?!?)

    And second to all the commentors here. I browsed thru pretty fast, but I almost spit my coke all over the screen many times reading the many funny comments!

    Thanks!

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    I said it before, and I’ll say it again. I WANT MY TEA BACK! Thank you, guys, for this hi-larious thread. It has made my day as I mourn the passing of winter.

    Teabaggin’. It’s what’s good for you.
    Teabaggin’. Good for what ails you.

    Talked
    Enough.
    Also.

    ACORN again, really? I think I will have to donate to them every time the right takes their name in vain.

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    binzinerator says:

    @Roq:

    This is so painfully stupid. Don’t they know 95% of them are getting a tax BREAK?

    There’s more than just stupidity at work here. Most of them do know they will get a tax break. But that’s not really the point for these people. Ask them and they will tell you it’s about ‘principles’ or maybe ‘fairness’. Whatever that could mean to people who supported a party whose leader told them the Constitution was just a damned piece of paper — and indeed acted as if it was. Or who thought it was fair to throw people into prison for years on end just on someone’s say-so.

    But ‘principles’ is what they are hanging their hat on but it’s just a means to hide what they can’t really say aloud without giving themselves away as ugly bigoted people who at their core don’t like democracy or this country when it is run as a democracy or the rule of law when the law prevents them from doing what ever they want to other people.

    Taxes, schmaxes. These people won’t be happy until they get to run things as they please regardless of the will of the majority. Authoritarian assholes are kinda like that.

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    Mike in NC says:

    I wonder if the rich folks have bi-annual parties where they all sit around and laugh their assess off about how they got the lemmings to carry water for them YET AGAIN.

    Eh, pretty damn sure they have those parties every weekend.

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    ron says:

    I hope that the Tea-Baggers have a good Tea-Bagging. Obviously they have lots of practice at getting Tea-Bagged.

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    noncarborundum says:

    Did we change the majority metric ? Measure volume instead of votes?

    Actually, yes, but the new metric isn’t volume, it’s land area. Tom Brokaw on Morning Joe the day after the election:

    We still remain a centered country or a center-right country when you look at the geographic distribution. This is county by county.

    People don’t vote, square miles do.

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    Shawn says:

    From Cpl. Cam:

    The sad thing is: there needs to be protests in the streets right now. Why are these lame goobers the only ones doing anything? If there was one in my area I’d probably whip up a "Nationalize the Fucking Banks" sign and hit it up.

    No truer words spoken: this way the Congress can regain control over the money supply as is written in Article I, Section 8 of the U S Constitution:

    Section 8. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

    To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;

    To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;

    To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;

    To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States….

    Read especially the last two verses; so you can understand what "nationalizing the banks" should be all about!

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    Mr Mike says:

    @Brick Oven Bill:

    That is one of the finest examples of unadulterated horse hockey I have ever seen in my life. Where do you come up with those figures? How will the dollar be devalued by 55%? You, like all republicans, are just making crap up.

    Never mind that the economy is ALREADY showing signs of improvement (i.e. Wells Fargo earnings report), you just keep your head in the sand, maybe you’ll suffocate and we won’t have to put up with your wing nut buffoonery any longer.

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    vacuumslayer says:

    I don’t wanna send any money. Can I just lick someone’s balls instead?

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    swok says:

    DIRTY SANCHEZ PARTY!!! LOL!!!!

    I hope Michelle Malkin shows up to that one

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    Maddow on the Conservative Movement to (Their Actual Words) "Teabag Obama"; Meanwhile, Sullivan Accuses the "Tea Tantrum Movement" of Petulance…

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    JR says:

    Guys,

    If you aren’t a lot richer than I am, a whole lot, President Obama is CUTTING your taxes already.

    Only the richest 2% of American taxpayers will see their tax rates return to Reagan-era tax rates, the rest of us working stiffs get a TAX CUT!

    Read a real newspaper or something to get educated about our real government tax rates.

    Jay

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    […] Just like our founding fathers intended … or something about a judeo-christian nation and free market principles: Cheaper than a discount tea bag […]

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    Bob O. says:

    Brilliant. Protest taxes right AFTER a Democrat passed the largest middle-class tax cut in American history. Protest spending AFTER Regan’s quadrupling of the debt and Bush’s doubling of it, and AFTER the economy has fallen apart on a Republican’s watch. Then claim that the Dems deserve ALL the blame!?
    If these protesters were such staunch fiscal conservatives, why have they waited until NOW to protest? For decades I’ve encouraged Republican protests of ALL out-of-control spending, but fiscal conservatives lost control of the Republican party in the 60s. The people protesting now are pure party-line Republicans, too cowardly to protest against tax-and-spend Democrats AND Republicans. What’s the point of taking action now that any chance at effective protest is GONE?
    P.S. The Boston tea party was the beginning of the revolution that gave us our democracy. Didn’t anyone realize that calling this a tea party would come off as being a revolution AGAINST democracy. Again, brilliant.

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