"Just Tell Them...

I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."

Susan B. Anthony

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Table Is Set


The table is set
the parties begin
but what about folks,
who have always been ...

Pro-tax and pro-health
pro-child and pro-care
pro-whatever helps
the poor and unfair -

ly treated members
of our great state
Where do we fit into
this new found tax hate?

I've had it with bail-outs
I've had it with spin
I'll be home in my parlor
tottling my gin.

9 comments:

  1. Ha! Awesome. I love it.

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  2. Anonymous10:14 AM

    I have the opportunity to go to a tea party in a few hours. I am curious at this point. I do not know if I will go as I have to go to work in the evening.

    morninmist

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  3. I have mixed feelings about the TEA movement.

    I oppose corporate welfare and always have. No company should be "too big to fail" in my opinion.

    However, I am concerned that the TEA movement is being hijacked by the anti-tax crowd in general. The ones who do not think we should care for our children and elderly... That I cannot go along with.

    It is hard being a "stray" sometimes. I want to be joiner.... but my trust is entirely eroded, after what was done to me during the 2008 election season.

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  4. Is it a hijacking or was the anti-tax crowd always initiated those parties?

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  5. I believe it is a hijacking. Based on a lie.

    The same way Obama hijacked the anti-war movement.

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  6. It was started to oppose the bailouts and the stimulus bill. I don't think it has anything to do with people who don't like children. Lots of children are going to them with signs that say they are concerned about their futures because of the horrific debt Obama is creating for them. I don't believe it has been hijacked by anyone. It sounds like you are listening to the MSM who want to portray it as right-wing, conservative, which is not true. It is the average American who is going to these and it is the first time many of them have ever participated in something like this. I think it is really good for these people to stand up and speak out; it is empowering. I support them but I also support universal health care; I don't see the two as mutually exclusive. It is the indiscrminate pork barrel spending and bailing out of private business and irresponsible home owners that I oppose. The businesses need to be allowed to fail if they can not produce a product people will buy for a price people will pay. If there is demand for the product someone else will fill the gap and that includes the banks. The perpetual bailouts and subsidies are creating artifically inflated prices, such as in housing, so that normal average people who live within their means, such as myself, can not buy a home..you have to be either very rich or very poor to buy a home or I guess very stupid and get one of those mortgages you know you can't afford and then depend on the sympathy of your neighbors to bail you out. So, people who live honestly can't own a home but are being asked to bail out people who live beyond their means and that is how this all started and I support it. Amen

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  7. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Tea Party report

    http://texasdarlin.wordpress.com/2009/04/15/report-from-the-denver-tea-party/

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  8. Wow! That looks fabulous! Thanks for the report from TD.

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  9. Some reports from my hometown:

    http://thevirtuousrepublic.com/?p=3287

    http://dosesofreality.blogspot.com/2009/04/cincinnati-tax-day-tea-party.html

    4000 to 5000 in attendance.

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