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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby SandChigger » 16 Apr 2009 23:30

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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

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    SandChigger wrote::roll:

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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Omphalos » 17 Apr 2009 00:42

    I'm wondering how much of this is because tax day was yesterday. :?
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby SwordMaster » 17 Apr 2009 07:57

    Yeah, it is polarized!

    I know there are a few academics that are predicting the split up of the Uniion down the dixie line. I really hope it does not come to that.
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Eyes High » 17 Apr 2009 08:28

    SwordMaster wrote:Yeah, it is polarized!

    I know there are a few academics that are predicting the split up of the Uniion down the dixie line. I really hope it does not come to that.


    I seriously doubt it will ever come to that again. People might vehemently disagree with the people who hold certain governmental offices, but I honestly don’t believe it has come to the point of secession from the union, not in this economy and not with 4 years flying by so fast. Heck, we will be electing a new congress next year so…

    Times are tough and people are angry. They will blow off some steam and maybe, if we are lucky, the politicians will listen to some of the average citizens once again.
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby SwordMaster » 17 Apr 2009 08:42

    I think Obama is doing everything for the middle class, as Eyes High put it, the avg. citizen, tax the rich and lay off the ones who struggle, why is this concept so hard for Americans to understand, even the ones who are not rich.... I will never get that
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Eyes High » 17 Apr 2009 08:55

    you know what is funny? I did I spell check on that post. Don't know how it or I missed that spelling. :oops:
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby SwordMaster » 17 Apr 2009 09:34

    no it was my spelling mistake, my co worker walked in and I just hit the post button

    also too early for good spelling
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby SwordMaster » 17 Apr 2009 11:28

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/akdobbins/scene ... -tea-party

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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby SwordMaster » 17 Apr 2009 12:35

    "My own sense that is I don't see anything going on that is good for Republicans," said Doug Bailey, a longtime Republican consultant who helped co-found the centrist reform movement Unity08. "I just don't get it. It may be, and I don't doubt this, that there is a large segment of the American public that can and is riled up about taxes and can be riled up about one thing or another. But a large segment, in terms of numbers, doesn't amount to a couple hundred people demonstrating in Washington or wherever. That's a non-event ... Nobody likes taxes. So, of course, I'm sympathetic myself. I might throw a tea bag myself. But the fact is, that it is particularly ineffective for the Republican Party when it is Rush Limbaugh and the likes stirring it up. That just doesn't speak to the middle."

    Of course, because the series of nationwide tea parties were geared towards a specific day (Tax Day), the political ramifications of the events seem naturally limited. "Those tea parties will be long forgotten by, oh, say tomorrow," said Stu Rothenberg, of the Rothenberg Political Report. "Do you really think that next November, when people go to the polls, the April 15 tea parties will be on their minds?"
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Mandy » 17 Apr 2009 13:26

    SwordMaster wrote:Yeah, it is polarized!

    I know there are a few academics that are predicting the split up of the Uniion down the dixie line. I really hope it does not come to that.


    Does that mean we can finally kick the Yankees out of Florida? :P
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Freakzilla » 17 Apr 2009 13:30

    Omphalos wrote:I'm wondering how much of this is because tax day was yesterday. :?


    I think that's why they picked tax day to do it.
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Freakzilla » 17 Apr 2009 13:33

    Eyes High wrote:
    SwordMaster wrote:Yeah, it is polarized!

    I know there are a few academics that are predicting the split up of the Uniion down the dixie line. I really hope it does not come to that.


    I seriously doubt it will ever come to that again. People might vehemently disagree with the people who hold certain governmental offices, but I honestly don’t believe it has come to the point of secession from the union, not in this economy and not with 4 years flying by so fast. Heck, we will be electing a new congress next year so…

    Times are tough and people are angry. They will blow off some steam and maybe, if we are lucky, the politicians will listen to some of the average citizens once again.


    I used to have hope that once a younger generation got into power things would change for the better, now I'm not so sure.

    One of the clever signs I saw from the rallies was, "Keep the change, Obama!"

    Revolution doesn't have to be violent, I don't think it will come to that. The lack of violence after this past Presidential election has given me a little hope.
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Omphalos » 17 Apr 2009 13:39

    Mandy wrote:
    SwordMaster wrote:Yeah, it is polarized!

    I know there are a few academics that are predicting the split up of the Uniion down the dixie line. I really hope it does not come to that.


    Does that mean we can finally kick the Yankees out of Florida? :P


    There are non-Yankees left? (present company excepted, of course).
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Freakzilla » 17 Apr 2009 13:47

    Omphalos wrote:
    Mandy wrote:
    SwordMaster wrote:Yeah, it is polarized!

    I know there are a few academics that are predicting the split up of the Uniion down the dixie line. I really hope it does not come to that.


    Does that mean we can finally kick the Yankees out of Florida? :P


    There are non-Yankees left? (present company excepted, of course).


    Hey, those snowbirds are probably a large percentage of Florida's income!
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby SwordMaster » 17 Apr 2009 13:53

    The irony of the "young" generation is huge, thats why Obama is the pres, they young generation voted for him just like the Christain right wingers voted for Bush. This is how the system works. When your party does not win the election, you start a revolution?

    wild

    and consider the fact Bush did not even win the 1st time!

    Here are my favorite signs from these FOX NEWS protests.

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    And the kids being pimped out!! These poor kids do not even know why they are holding the signs, other the Glen Beck told people, BRING YOUR KIDS OUT TO A PROTEST! Great Idea Glen


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    Classy stuff. Way to go guys! Force your kids to hold up signs about politics they do not understand. Anyone else think children should be doings things like, playing, drawing, learning to read and write?

    Here is another classy example

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    What would we impeach hiom for? I thought he won the election?

    This is a really good one here

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    Oh I must have missed that you are a nation of 1 single religon.

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    Im glad Jesus himself made it out to the protests.

    This guy is really good at photoshop.

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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Freakzilla » 17 Apr 2009 13:59

    Those are great, thanks! I especially like "Party like it's 1773".
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby SwordMaster » 17 Apr 2009 14:04

    Thought you would like that. So did they parents take their kids out of school for the protest? Did you bring your children to the protest? Seems kind of like using them as puppets.

    Obama is Hitler! You have to admit those folks sort of take away the legitimacy of these protests.
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Freakzilla » 17 Apr 2009 14:05

    SwordMaster wrote:Thought you would like that. So did they parents take their kids out of school for the protest? Did you bring your children to the protest? Seems kind of like using them as puppets.

    Obama is Hitler! You have to admit those folks sort of take away the legitimacy of these protests.
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    Half the people... oh, you know.

    I didn't go, I had to work late... every day this week. My kids do not stay home from school unless the doctor orders it.

    (My 7-year-old is on the honor role. :clap: )
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby SwordMaster » 17 Apr 2009 14:11

    Freakzilla wrote:
    SwordMaster wrote:Thought you would like that. So did they parents take their kids out of school for the protest? Did you bring your children to the protest? Seems kind of like using them as puppets.

    Obama is Hitler! You have to admit those folks sort of take away the legitimacy of these protests.
    :Adolf:


    Half the people... oh, you know.

    I didn't go, I had to work late... every day this week. My kids do not stay home from school unless the doctor orders it.

    (My 7-year-old is on the honor role. :clap: )


    Congrats. Good parenting is always easy to spot and I knew you would not be the type to bring out the kids. But I wonder about those who do. Yes indeed half the people. I was always pissed off when left wing extreemists compaired Bush to the devil or Stalin or whatever, because thats just crazy talk. Unfortunatly protests ajnd the like tend to bring out the really wild types.
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Freakzilla » 17 Apr 2009 14:14

    SwordMaster wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:
    SwordMaster wrote:Thought you would like that. So did they parents take their kids out of school for the protest? Did you bring your children to the protest? Seems kind of like using them as puppets.

    Obama is Hitler! You have to admit those folks sort of take away the legitimacy of these protests.
    :Adolf:


    Half the people... oh, you know.

    I didn't go, I had to work late... every day this week. My kids do not stay home from school unless the doctor orders it.

    (My 7-year-old is on the honor role. :clap: )


    Congrats. Good parenting is always easy to spot and I knew you would not be the type to bring out the kids. But I wonder about those who do. Yes indeed half the people. I was always pissed off when left wing extreemists compaired Bush to the devil or Stalin or whatever, because thats just crazy talk. Unfortunatly protests ajnd the like tend to bring out the really wild types.


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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 17 Apr 2009 15:32

    Nice pics! Some of those people are straight up deranged!! :lol:
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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby SandRider » 17 Apr 2009 15:52

    grassroots ?

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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Eyes High » 17 Apr 2009 18:02

    SandRider wrote:grassroots ?

    astroturf ....



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    Re: Anti-Obama 'tea party' protests mark US tax day

    Postby Freakzilla » 17 Apr 2009 18:05

    Eyes High wrote:
    SandRider wrote:grassroots ?

    astroturf ....



    :clap: Liked that one


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