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29 Jun 2009, 7:11 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLwCEaxtENg[/youtube]
I'm in love! :heart: :heart:

Insight, intelligence, clarity, she's got it all :wink:



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29 Jun 2009, 8:01 pm

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
I'm in love! :heart: :heart:

Insight, intelligence, clarity, she's got it all :wink:

I don't see her point. She says "racist" -- but why?


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29 Jun 2009, 9:25 pm

My internet is less effective than a chunk of lard at honeymoon orchestra, so could anyone explain what the video is about?


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29 Jun 2009, 9:53 pm

Ancalagon wrote:
I don't see her point. She says "racist" -- but why?


I'll let her respond. This is the original interview that spawned the interview in the OP:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms45EzMR0f8&feature=related[/youtube]



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29 Jun 2009, 10:09 pm

pretty much a protestor calling the reporter out for being biased


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29 Jun 2009, 11:23 pm

Are you really in love?

I'm so jealous now. :lol:

btw, I thought teabaggers were male strippers dipping there satchels on customers noses. :? :?


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30 Jun 2009, 12:03 pm

Magnus wrote:
Are you really in love?

I'm so jealous now. :lol:

btw, I thought teabaggers were male strippers dipping there satchels on customers noses. :? :?

nope, its inserting one's scrotumn into another male's mouth


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30 Jun 2009, 12:37 pm

She is proper nuts but there is a couple good points in there somewhere:

1. These 'teabaggers' have little to do with the history of the Boston Tea Party. It shows a fundamental lack of imagination, poor understanding of the history and propensity for vague associations to link to it.
2. Why weren't they protesting during the Bush administration?



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30 Jun 2009, 2:28 pm

cognito wrote:
Magnus wrote:
Are you really in love?

I'm so jealous now. :lol:

btw, I thought teabaggers were male strippers dipping there satchels on customers noses. :? :?

nope, its inserting one's scrotumn into another male's mouth


Uh, I was under the impression that teabagging was where one male slapped another person's face with their scrotum.
Maybe there are multiple definitions...

Also, the biggest winner here by way of the teabaggers....DRUMROLL....LIPTON TEA!! !


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30 Jun 2009, 4:24 pm

0_equals_true wrote:
She is proper nuts but there is a couple good points in there somewhere:

1. These 'teabaggers' have little to do with the history of the Boston Tea Party. It shows a fundamental lack of imagination, poor understanding of the history and propensity for vague associations to link to it.


If one's to look at the symbolism directly its to call the current congress as detatched from the will of the people as the British monarchs were in the pre-revolutionary era. Some hyperbole but still effective in correlation.


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2. Why weren't they protesting during the Bush administration?


The economy was growing during that time, economic growth was almost keeping astride of the spending, and for the kinds of spending being proposed - the internal and domestic, no one usually wants to complain about that (where he really spent like a drunk sailor) and foreign issues such as Iraq and Afghanistan you have plenty of people who still believe that those were fought for good reason; I know a lot of people here particularly have a lot of vitriol toward that opinion but it still doesn't stifle the notion that there were and still are effective arguments to that end.



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30 Jun 2009, 5:40 pm

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
I'm in love! :heart: :heart:

Insight, intelligence, clarity, she's got it all :wink:


You can have her.

Five minutes in her company and I'd want to put a gun to my head.



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30 Jun 2009, 5:49 pm

0_equals_true wrote:
She is proper nuts but there is a couple good points in there somewhere:

1. These 'teabaggers' have little to do with the history of the Boston Tea Party. It shows a fundamental lack of imagination, poor understanding of the history and propensity for vague associations to link to it.
2. Why weren't they protesting during the Bush administration?


Because, in vernacular use, socialism...

1) Cannot, by definition, be committed bya Republicam.
2) Military/Corporate keneysianism is GOOD. Only when you start Kenyesian measures focused on social welfare (rather than corporate welfare) measures consitute "socialism".



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30 Jun 2009, 5:53 pm

Ancalagon wrote:
techstepgenr8tion wrote:
I'm in love! :heart: :heart:

Insight, intelligence, clarity, she's got it all :wink:

I don't see her point. She says "racist" -- but why?


Based on a glance at the tea-bagger signs, I have absolutely no idea how she could come up with such a damning conclusion.

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30 Jun 2009, 6:07 pm

I love how the far-right ultraconservative movement has degenerated.

Before it was William Buckley getting into professional feuds with Gore Vidal in public forums both agreed to dicuss the issue in. Now its Fox News stalking actresses down for saying things heretical to their self-important, fanatical, and extremely hypocritical base.

I don't see how Garofalo comes out bad of this situation. I, for one, would've been infuriated if some cynical propogandist distrupted my private life and demanded an apology for comments I made about a blazen, sensationalist, and fantical group of self-important ultraconservatives. Fox News (especially Bill O'Reilly) may consider such sleazy harrashment tactics fine, but I certainly don't and a majority of people would be pretty infuriated if they suffered the Fox News treatment.

Anymore documentation needed for the tea bag signs, you ask?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdyGhE7zH6U[/youtube]



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30 Jun 2009, 6:25 pm

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
0_equals_true wrote:
She is proper nuts but there is a couple good points in there somewhere:

1. These 'teabaggers' have little to do with the history of the Boston Tea Party. It shows a fundamental lack of imagination, poor understanding of the history and propensity for vague associations to link to it.


If one's to look at the symbolism directly its to call the current congress as detatched from the will of the people as the British monarchs were in the pre-revolutionary era. Some hyperbole but still effective in correlation.



Yes, people protesting taxation without representation are the same as a fringe of the ultraconservative movement protesting customary stimulus measure being implemented in a time of depression.

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
0_equals_true wrote:
2. Why weren't they protesting during the Bush administration?


The economy was growing during that time, economic growth was almost keeping astride of the spending, and for the kinds of spending being proposed - the internal and domestic, no one usually wants to complain about that (where he really spent like a drunk sailor) and foreign issues such as Iraq and Afghanistan you have plenty of people who still believe that those were fought for good reason; I know a lot of people here particularly have a lot of vitriol toward that opinion but it still doesn't stifle the notion that there were and still are effective arguments to that end.


The economy was ruined by Bush's massive corporate tax cuts, tax cuts for the wealthy, entitlement spending, financial deregulation (at a time when Canada's Liberal [1], with pressure from Canada's social democratic NDP, were regulating the financial system thus sparing the Canadian financial sector.

Even at the end, the "fiscal conservatives" never protested Bush's recklessness. It was only when Barack Obama, a Democrat who many ultraconservatives absurdly claim got in due to "affirmative action", took power did the protests begin.

And looking at the sheer assemetrical response: a Democratic Congress bowing to Bush's wishes versus a Republican rump doing everything to obstruct Democratic plans.

If Obama were an actually good politican he'd be steamrolling the Republicans right now.

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1. Capitalize "L" denotes Liberal as pretaining to Liberal Party of Canada rather than simply an ideological liberal.