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St33lersguy
07-04-2009, 07:13 AM
Yesterday I went to a tea party held in easton. It was really awesome! We had a speakers speaking out against socialism including an independent running for congress in 2010 and a immigrant from Czesh republic who experienced socialism and said it was bad. I got a booklet of the constitution with all amendments, info on pa-can fighting for independence, and information on cap and trade (cap and tax as one guy called it), among others. It was pretty fun and had the message of stand up for your constitutional rights

Fire Haley
07-04-2009, 07:54 AM
Viva la revolution!

JEFF4i
07-04-2009, 10:46 AM
Any solutions being tossed out there?

Great to see people standing up for their beliefs, but these are nothing like the original Tea Parties.

I do, however, hope these develop into something productive, proactive, and beneficial to the entire system.

Psyychoward86
07-04-2009, 11:26 AM
Oh, I thought you were referring to the "other kind" of tea party.

St33lersguy
07-04-2009, 08:21 PM
Any solutions being tossed out there?


Well me and other atendants did sign up to protest at Washington D.C. on sept. 12th. Enough protesting could sway the govt. the other way, of course the best solution is vote em out

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
07-04-2009, 08:44 PM
Any solutions being tossed out there?

Great to see people standing up for their beliefs, but these are nothing like the original Tea Parties.

I do, however, hope these develop into something productive, proactive, and beneficial to the entire system.

Actually, it is a lot like the other tea parties. Taxation without representation. Those in Congress voted for this massive stimulus bill without taking the time to read what was actually in it, and then complained about what it contained. The democratic party is supposed to be the party of the working class and underprivileged, and yet passed the most regressive tax in the history of the world. I don't call that being represented properly, do you?

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Godfather
07-04-2009, 09:09 PM
Well me and other atendants did sign up to protest at Washington D.C. on sept. 12th. Enough protesting could sway the govt. the other way, of course the best solution is vote em out

I'd love to see a national movement organize to run against these clowns in Congress. Run as independents wherever possible, or as a member of the Republicrats where ballot access laws are too restrictive.

SteelCityMan786
07-04-2009, 09:35 PM
Actually, it is a lot like the other tea parties. Taxation without representation. Those in Congress voted for this massive stimulus bill without taking the time to read what was actually in it, and then complained about what it contained. The democratic party is supposed to be the party of the working class and underprivileged, and yet passed the most regressive tax in the history of the world. I don't call that being represented properly, do you?

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Funny you say that.

Democrats are finding every way to screw over the middle class(Faster then the Bush administration did in 8 years). They proposed the biggest spending bill without ever reading it first(Not to mention passed it without 1 Republican vote). Cap and Trade is a Cap and Tax deal. Basically under this bill(Written by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who happens to be a Democrat) would basically tax any amount of energy you use(Another bill they didn't even get a chance to read), despite the fact that this bill did have the right purpose.

Now tell me who's been calling out the Democrats over all of this? John Boehner and Bill Shuster to name 2 guys. What do they hold in common, they're both Republicans.

Bottom line, if you really want to clean up govt., attempt to find a way to keep one party from controlling Congress and The White House at the same time. Keeping things cleaned up that way works more times then not.

JEFF4i
07-04-2009, 09:58 PM
Well me and other atendants did sign up to protest at Washington D.C. on sept. 12th. Enough protesting could sway the govt. the other way, of course the best solution is vote em out

I lkeit, petitions are a great thing. :) What issues were the petition addressing?

Also, don't be foolish, this is not taxation without representation. Since 2006 the current party has legitimitely won their elections through votes, and winning again 2008. They are representing those people that voted them in, and if that is seemingly contrary to what those who voted for them desired, then either petitions or ultimately ousting from office is due. So no, this is not taxation without representation.

lamberts-lost-tooth
07-04-2009, 10:43 PM
Also, don't be a fool, .

You seriously need to learn how to debate without name calling....its getting old.

MasterOfPuppets
07-04-2009, 10:54 PM
i like citrus green tea ......:popcorn:

JEFF4i
07-04-2009, 11:42 PM
You seriously need to learn how to debate without name calling....its getting old.

Perhaps you'd like to point out where else I've done name calling?

My mistake on that one, and I intend to edit it, but I meant to say, "dont be foolish."

lamberts-lost-tooth
07-05-2009, 07:23 AM
My mistake on that one, and I intend to edit it, but I meant to say, "dont be foolish."

Not a problem.

43Hitman
07-05-2009, 08:42 AM
I lkeit, petitions are a great thing. :) What issues were the petition addressing?

Also, don't be foolish, this is not taxation without representation. Since 2006 the current party has legitimitely won their elections through votes, and winning again 2008. They are representing those people that voted them in, and if that is seemingly contrary to what those who voted for them desired, then either petitions or ultimately ousting from office is due. So no, this is not taxation without representation.

Actually it is taxation withot representation if we are using tax dollar to help out California. I don't live in Ca., so I can't vote for anyone running in their state senate or for their governor. So I have no representation.

Note: Just using Ca. as an example, cause I have a feeling we'll be baling them out soon. I mean the 8th biggest economy in the world is to big to fail right?

HometownGal
07-05-2009, 08:53 AM
i like citrus green tea ......:popcorn:

I prefer Earl Grey decaf with a pinch of Sweet 'N Low, lemon and honey myself. :popcorn:


Actually, it is a lot like the other tea parties. Taxation without representation. Those in Congress voted for this massive stimulus bill without taking the time to read what was actually in it, and then complained about what it contained. The democratic party is supposed to be the party of the working class and underprivileged, and yet passed the most regressive tax in the history of the world. I don't call that being represented properly, do you?


You NAILED it. :drink:

J Dogg
07-05-2009, 08:54 AM
I lkeit, petitions are a great thing. :) What issues were the petition addressing?

Also, don't be foolish, this is not taxation without representation. Since 2006 the current party has legitimitely won their elections through votes, and winning again 2008. They are representing those people that voted them in, and if that is seemingly contrary to what those who voted for them desired, then either petitions or ultimately ousting from office is due. So no, this is not taxation without representation.

Oh good, another false canard about the legitimacy of elections in America.

I like how liberals gloss over issues like ACORN and the Black Panthers in the last election.

JEFF4i
07-05-2009, 10:28 AM
Actually it is taxation withot representation if we are using tax dollar to help out California. I don't live in Ca., so I can't vote for anyone running in their state senate or for their governor. So I have no representation.

Note: Just using Ca. as an example, cause I have a feeling we'll be baling them out soon. I mean the 8th biggest economy in the world is to big to fail right?


Yes, you do. You are still represented by the people who are passing that money out.

Falling in line with your logic we should only pay taxes to the state. Wait...no...because you vote for the government but not all the city and county reps that the money will end up at. Only pay taxes to the county! That won't work either, you may not be voting for all the mayors that your taxes go to. Lower? Neighborhood associations you don't participate in?

Federalism may be larger than you like, but you're using "taxation without..." is still amiss. More appropriately you should say, "Taxation without the representation that I'd prefer." Because, my friend, you are being represented.


Oh good, another false canard about the legitimacy of elections in America.

I like how liberals gloss over issues like ACORN and the Black Panthers in the last election.


Really? People are still thinking McCain actually won? Source, please?

J Dogg
07-05-2009, 10:41 AM
Yes, you do. You are still represented by the people who are passing that money out.

Falling in line with your logic we should only pay taxes to the state. Wait...no...because you vote for the government but not all the city and county reps that the money will end up at. Only pay taxes to the county! That won't work either, you may not be voting for all the mayors that your taxes go to. Lower? Neighborhood associations you don't participate in?

Federalism may be larger than you like, but you're using "taxation without..." is still amiss. More appropriately you should say, "Taxation without the representation that I'd prefer." Because, my friend, you are being represented.





Really? People are still thinking McCain actually won? Source, please?

John McCain lost.....and GWB won in 2000.

JEFF4i
07-05-2009, 10:48 AM
Hey, I agree, GWB did win in 2000 and 2004.

SteelCityMan786
07-05-2009, 11:40 AM
Really? People are still thinking McCain actually won? Source, please?

There is still no guarantee that if none of the ACORN mess ever happened that McCain would have still won.

Bottom line, no use whining about it, we're better off just worrying about the future of this country, and if we don't like the direction it's going in, where's the ballot to vote them out?

MACH1
07-05-2009, 06:11 PM
Yesterday I went to a tea party held in easton. It was really awesome! We had a speakers speaking out against socialism including an independent running for congress in 2010 and a immigrant from Czesh republic who experienced socialism and said it was bad. I got a booklet of the constitution with all amendments, info on pa-can fighting for independence, and information on cap and trade (cap and tax as one guy called it), among others. It was pretty fun and had the message of stand up for your constitutional rights

There for a sec, I thought you were invited to a whithouse briefing on the overseas contingency plan. :wink02:

revefsreleets
07-06-2009, 08:54 AM
I was shocked and pleasantly surprised to see some decent, unbiased coverage in my local (very left-leaning) paper this morning about the tea party.

Typically, if they are trying to hide their slant, they fill an article with quotes from the participants, but the quotes all seemed pretty reasonable, and they didn't go out of their way to find the 1-2% of really extreme nutbags they usually focus on.