Tea Party time

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by ghrit, Mar 24, 2009.


  1. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    On 1 April, send a teabag, with or without a note, to:
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Washington, DC 20500

    We the People did it once and we can do it again. It is an expression of our dissatisfaction with things as they are. The message should be loud and clear. And, if it pleases you, send a bag to your representatives as well.

    While you wait, go here --
    http://www.rightofthepeople.us/declaration_of_america.php
    and do what you have to do.

    [beer]
     
  2. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    On the 15th we are going to Wheeling for one outside the court house .
     
  3. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I heard about this on conservative talk radio. They came to the conclusion that this would be a waste of time. The reason being is that the teabags will never make it past the X-ray screening. They spoke how stuff like this ends up in the incinerator and it would never reach it's destination. I don't know how valid this is just passing info I heard about concerning this.
     
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Of course it won't get past screening. But the fact of a bazillion tea bags will get attention. Might even get to the MSM.
     
  5. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    That's what I thought also. I wasn't trying to rain on anybodies parade just passing along info along I heard.

    That would be cool if it got media attention. Considering all that has already happened with the current administration without as much as a peep from MSM. I'm not sure how long I can hold my breath.

    I've been trying to keep myself informed as to when there will be a Tea Party locally.
     
  6. JeeperSean

    JeeperSean Monkey++

    ColtCarbine, i head the same thing, Glenn Beck has been saying as much.
     
  7. Ready

    Ready or getting there...

    I wonder of koolaid would not have been better? that what their supporters drink these days.
     
  8. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    CNN NEWS: The senate chamber was cleared today after discovery of an envelope containing a purple , "grape smelling" powder.seesaw:D:D
     
  9. QuitePatriot

    QuitePatriot Monkey++

    Still, I like the idea. It sends a message either way...
     
  10. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Heycall me nostraf'kn damus:

    http://unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Dentist%27s+protest+stirs+a+tempest+in+a+tea+bag&articleId=7e71286d-8541-444a-9974-24e10790b5f9


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    Dentist's protest stirs a tempest in a teapot

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    By DAN TUOHY AND MARK HAYWARD
    New Hampshire Union Leader
    Thursday, Apr. 2, 2009
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    MANCHESTER – All Michael Yannetti wanted to do Monday was to protest the notion of Washington bailouts and $3.6 trillion in federal spending. So he did what thousands did across the country this week: mailed tea to their congressional representatives in protest.
    Yesterday, police showed up at his door.
    The green tea he had mailed to the Manchester office of Rep. Carol Shea-Porter prompted the evacuation of her office yesterday. Police and firefighters were at the downtown location for about 1 1/2 hours, securing the scene and conducting field tests for possible hazardous substances or volatile compounds.
    "Really, I didn't think it was a big deal," said Y
    annetti, a dentist who lives in Pelham. "As far as I know, this was a mainstream thing."
    Fox News has reported about the tea protests for weeks, he said. And Yannetti received an e-mail that designated Wednesday as the day to send tea to your congressman, he said. He put the tea in an envelope with his name and return address and wrote "tea protest" on the outside, he said.
    [​IMG]Manchester police remove the suspicious substance from Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's office yesterday. (BOB LAPREE)

    After the letter arrived at Democrat Shea-Porter's office at 33 Lowell St., Capitol Police in Washington told the staff to call city police and firefighters.
    Manchester Fire Lt. Paul Smith said emergency responders quickly identified the substance as tea or tobacco. But they tested the material to be sure.
    Three or four staff members were in the Democrat's office when police and firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 2 p.m.
    "They implemented whatever procedure they were supposed to implement," Smith said. "They were asked to go to a safe refuge while we analyzed it."
    Meanwhile, Manchester police asked Pelham police to visit Yannetti, who identified the substance as green tea, said Manchester police Sgt. Todd Boucher. Yannetti said he sent similar letters to the three other members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation.
    Police and fire units had left by about 3:30 p.m.
    "It didn't shut down commerce on the street or anything," Smith said.
    Boucher said a U.S. postal inspector has asked for a copy of the report.
    "Realistically, I don't think there will be any charges coming from us," Boucher said, noting that nothing was secretive about the letter.
    Jamie Radice, a spokeswoman for Shea-Porter, said the congresswoman was in Washington at the time. She thanked public safety officials for their swift attention to the envelope.
    Tax Day Tea Party Web site
    Yannetti described himself as a Libertarian-style Republican.
    "Obviously, letters get ignored," he said. "It's just a way of voicing our frustration with what's taking place."
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  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Nice. Wonder how long it'll take them to find me even with the return address on the envelop. I (also) wonder if the amount of tea sent to the District will even be published.
     
  12. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    for tea bags? wonder how mad they'd be if folks showed up with pitchforks?
     
  13. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    I think it defeats the purpose, you've already paid the tax on that tea and I bet those congress folks love iced tea, they'll thank you for it.

    A true tea party would be, for instance, smokers, hijack a shipment of cigarettes and dump them on the capital lawn, just before it rains. No tax income on that shipment.
     
  14. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Perfect! Now we know how to shut down washington. If we did this each and every day of the year and all the offices implemented their procedures, we would have no more bills, omnibus spending crap, and all the rest of the crap.
     
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