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(ABC)   Tea Party convention opens in Nashville, draws a whopping crowd of... 600 people? Seriously?   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 191
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2010-02-05 10:43:00 AM  
I think they meant 600 billion.
 
2010-02-05 10:47:50 AM  
Lionel Mandrake: I think they meant 600 billion.

I came here to say exactly this. They clearly forgot to apply Malkin's Formula to the variable.
 
2010-02-05 10:59:52 AM  
..and launching a tirade against the "cult of multiculturalism" that led to his election.

and further down:

But the aggrieved attendees hope that their movement can reverse the trend and save America's heritage, and that they've now got the momentum they need to pull it off.

I thought America's heritage was based on multiculturalism.
Asshats
 
2010-02-05 11:00:24 AM  
Their numbers are dropping off? Maybe Barack Obama needs to become President again.
 
2010-02-05 11:02:08 AM  
beerrun: I thought America's heritage was based on multiculturalism.

Never mind, foolish me.
It's fine for the multicultured folk to pick the cotton, dig ditches, build the railroads, clean your laundry, etc. Just not hold public office.
How could I be so silly?
 
2010-02-05 11:22:34 AM  
Just in from Fox news:

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2010-02-05 11:23:25 AM  
Gee...I really hope they break even on their costs.

/bwahahahahaha
 
2010-02-05 11:32:42 AM  
Tania Ash, a housewife from outside Orlando...The back of the poster was covered in signatures by fellow activists that Ash has met at the eight Tea Party events she has attended in the past year, including one in Washington, D.C., in September.

Ash's husband lost his job a year ago. She said the couple has no health insurance as a result.


OK, this bit set off a couple of flags for me. Mrs. Ash and her husband apparently do not have a source of income as her husband lost his job a year ago, and she is a housewife. At best, we can assume that she has a part time job in order to bring in some money. Since there was no other information, I'm going to assume that Mr. Ash either has not found gainful employment at all, or if he has, it is also part time. Two part time jobs at best does not bring in a whole lot of money, and certainly does not bring in any benefits.

Now, I'm wondering where she is getting the money to fund her various trips to TEA Party rallies throughout the country. Even if you do it on the cheap, traveling about the United States can get expensive, especially if you do it eight times in a single year. I'm also wondering why Mrs. Ash and her husband are deciding to pay for all these trips instead of purchasing health insurance for their family, or put whatever money they have into savings so they can meet all their bills.

This leads me to believe that she and her husband are either racking up an incredible amount of debt, have family and friends that are giving them significant amounts of money, have a good deal in savings, or are on welfare. Only one of these options (savings) is even remotely financially responsible, and the others are flat out financially destructive for their family.

If they can afford to take these trips without significant financial difficulty, then they should be able to afford health insurance. If these trips are hurting them financially, then they are mooching off of someone instead of attempting to find full time jobs so they can be independent and insured.

In short, the Ash family is not holding themselves to the ideals that their ideology espouses thus making them hypocrites at best. At worst, they are behaving exactly how they believe the liberals behave and are entirely unaware of the fact, thus making them not only hypocrites, but woefully ignorant and easily manipulated.
 
rmz
2010-02-05 11:33:25 AM  
Godscrack: Just in from Fox news:

Okay, that's pretty good.
 
2010-02-05 11:34:03 AM  
and 700 people gathered to watch a junior high school basketball game.

perhaps we should look to them for answers on governance with the same eye and and attention.
 
2010-02-05 11:34:34 AM  
Diogenes: Gee...I really hope they break even on their costs.

/bwahahahahaha


well even if their only expense is sarah palin's speaking fee, they're only a couple hundred thousand in the black.
 
2010-02-05 11:35:12 AM  
Aarontology: Tania Ash, a housewife from outside Orlando...The back of the poster was covered in signatures by fellow activists that Ash has met at the eight Tea Party events she has attended in the past year, including one in Washington, D.C., in September.

Ash's husband lost his job a year ago. She said the couple has no health insurance as a result.

OK, this bit set off a couple of flags for me.


She must be very grateful that the dirty liberals haven't forced Obamacare on her.
 
2010-02-05 11:40:44 AM  
600 people actually isn't so bad. I've been to a smaller conference than that.

Granted, the potential pool of attendees to that conference was much smaller.
 
2010-02-05 11:43:18 AM  
"We're here doing everything that we can, and know how, to get it turned back around again," said Tom Rupp, a retired commercial pilot who served in Vietnam and now lives with his wife on Maui. The couple recently opened the Web site www.minutepatriots.com, which celebrates "faith, family and freedom."

"We have to return back to our Christian principles," Rupp said, "to our founding fathers' constitution."


I think we found the inspiration for this.
 
2010-02-05 11:43:50 AM  
Aarontology: This leads me to believe that she and her husband are either racking up an incredible amount of debt, have family and friends that are giving them significant amounts of money, have a good deal in savings, or are on welfare.

They're on food stamps and welfare...but is anybody helping them out? NO!!
 
2010-02-05 11:44:22 AM  
I found the juxtaposition in her statement to be succinctly delish:

fta:
A woman from the Chicago area who would only allow herself to be quoted as "Amy" said it's important that Tea Party activists make their voices heard.
 
2010-02-05 11:47:37 AM  
More pictures coming in from Nashville:

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2010-02-05 12:00:02 PM  
tallguywithglasseson: More pictures coming in from Nashville:

2.bp.blogspot.com

www.scarecrow.com

1001moviez.files.wordpress.com

www.artoffilm101.com
 
2010-02-05 12:02:50 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

OMG SOCIALISTS!
 
2010-02-05 12:03:46 PM  
Therion: OMG SOCIALISTS!

Wow! Now that was unlikely.

/eisenstein ftw
 
2010-02-05 12:06:05 PM  
Godscrack: Just in from Fox news:

Very nice. Here is your prize.

macroblog.typepad.com
 
2010-02-05 12:06:33 PM  
Therion: 2.bp.blogspot.com

OMG SOCIALISTS!


I was somehow not expecting that. Kudos.
 
2010-02-05 12:07:48 PM  
Diogenes: Gee...I really hope they break even on their costs.

/bwahahahahaha


Well, Palin's speaking fee alone means a cost of $167/attendee.
 
2010-02-05 12:08:32 PM  
Aarontology: Tania Ash, a housewife from outside Orlando...The back of the poster was covered in signatures by fellow activists that Ash has met at the eight Tea Party events she has attended in the past year, including one in Washington, D.C., in September.

Ash's husband lost his job a year ago. She said the couple has no health insurance as a result.

OK, this bit set off a couple of flags for me. Mrs. Ash and her husband apparently do not have a source of income as her husband lost his job a year ago, and she is a housewife. At best, we can assume that she has a part time job in order to bring in some money. Since there was no other information, I'm going to assume that Mr. Ash either has not found gainful employment at all, or if he has, it is also part time. Two part time jobs at best does not bring in a whole lot of money, and certainly does not bring in any benefits.

Now, I'm wondering where she is getting the money to fund her various trips to TEA Party rallies throughout the country. Even if you do it on the cheap, traveling about the United States can get expensive, especially if you do it eight times in a single year. I'm also wondering why Mrs. Ash and her husband are deciding to pay for all these trips instead of purchasing health insurance for their family, or put whatever money they have into savings so they can meet all their bills.

This leads me to believe that she and her husband are either racking up an incredible amount of debt, have family and friends that are giving them significant amounts of money, have a good deal in savings, or are on welfare. Only one of these options (savings) is even remotely financially responsible, and the others are flat out financially destructive for their family.

If they can afford to take these trips without significant financial difficulty, then they should be able to afford health insurance. If these trips are hurting them financially, then they are mooching off of someone instead of attempting to find full time jobs so they can be independent and insured.

In short, the Ash family is not holding themselves to the ideals that their ideology espouses thus making them hypocrites at best. At worst, they are behaving exactly how they believe the liberals behave and are entirely unaware of the fact, thus making them not only hypocrites, but woefully ignorant and easily manipulated.


Meth lab off the books?
 
2010-02-05 12:08:56 PM  
tnpir: Godscrack: Just in from Fox news:

Very nice. Here is your prize.


Sorry, but Diogenes just stole it away with his Battleship Potemkin reference.
 
2010-02-05 12:17:26 PM  
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2010-02-05 12:20:31 PM  
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2010-02-05 12:24:32 PM  
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2010-02-05 12:27:12 PM  
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2010-02-05 12:34:01 PM  
If they keep this shiat up the Democrats will win another round.
 
2010-02-05 12:36:35 PM  
Gorsh, it's gory but sometimes I love that bifurcated brain hemmorage advert.
 
2010-02-05 12:36:54 PM  
I'm starting to think these asstards don't even have the numbers to swing GOP primaries, much less win elections.
 
2010-02-05 12:36:59 PM  
For $500 dollars a ticket, you'd be hard pressed to round up a greater number of suckers.
 
2010-02-05 12:37:58 PM  
Nothing says moderate like starting a war on multiculturalism.
 
2010-02-05 12:38:24 PM  
it was $500 a ticket, wasn't it? Is that considered a charitable or campaign donatation?

Could they have quoted a few people that were not full of buzzwords and talking points though?
 
2010-02-05 12:38:24 PM  
Aarontology: Ash's husband lost his job a year ago. She said the couple has no health insurance as a result.


If only there was something the government could do to help people who are out of work and can't afford health insurance. Hmmm... let me think...
 
2010-02-05 12:38:33 PM  
Therion: pic of teabagger

I love those shots of teabaggers holding signs that praise news organizations and pundits.
 
2010-02-05 12:39:23 PM  
UberDave: Therion: pic of teabagger

I love those shots of teabaggers holding signs that praise news organizations and pundits.


It really speaks to their anti-establishment bonafides.
 
2010-02-05 12:41:20 PM  
HotWingConspiracy: UberDave: Therion: pic of teabagger

I love those shots of teabaggers holding signs that praise news organizations and pundits.

It really speaks to their anti-establishment bonafides.


And hate of the media.
 
2010-02-05 12:44:26 PM  
"We have to return back to our Christian principles," Rupp said, "to our founding fathers' constitution."

So.... What Amendments are they wanting repealed? Every past the Bill of Rights?, or get rid of that as well?
 
2010-02-05 12:45:31 PM  
A woman from the Chicago area who would only allow herself to be quoted as "Amy" said it's important that Tea Party activists make their voices heard.

www.treehugger.com

She then said "Apple, apple"
 
2010-02-05 12:46:59 PM  
beerrun: I thought America's heritage was based on multiculturalism.

America's heritage is the first people who got here from Europe discriminating against anyone else who came here afterwards, regardless of origin. Europeans of different cultures even had a difficult time getting along.

Do they even teach history anymore?
 
2010-02-05 12:49:54 PM  
Tony Van Morrison: beerrun: I thought America's heritage was based on multiculturalism.

America's heritage is the first people who got here from Europe discriminating against anyone else who came here afterwards, regardless of origin. Europeans of different cultures even had a difficult time getting along.

Do they even teach history anymore?


I think they show Gangs of New York, Far and Away, Blazing Saddles, and Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video on loop nowadays.
 
2010-02-05 12:51:36 PM  
This really is some sickening shiat:

"The first night's speaker said the country "put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House," referring to the president by his full name, Barack Hussein Obama, and launching a tirade against the "cult of multiculturalism" that led to his election. "
 
2010-02-05 12:51:47 PM  
Among the weekend sessions for attendees, along with talks titled "Correlations Between the Current Administration and Marxist Dictators of Latin America

Derp derp
 
2010-02-05 12:52:05 PM  
Depressing - that 600 people, at $500/head, brought in $300,000.

..which also makes the story about the jobless housewife traveling to 8 different conventions plus this $500 one even more perplexing..

Their message would be an acceptable one - exposing legitimate problems in government - if it wasn't clouded by reactionary racist religious retardation.

Oh, and the part where a bunch of right-leaning reactionaries only bother making noise about government problems after their team isn't in charge anymore. That's not a problem at all, is it?
 
2010-02-05 12:53:00 PM  
Jackson Herring: This really is some sickening shiat:

"The first night's speaker said the country "put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House," referring to the president by his full name, Barack Hussein Obama, and launching a tirade against the "cult of multiculturalism" that led to his election. "


They're not racist though. Don't you dare call them racist.
 
2010-02-05 12:53:25 PM  
meat0918: I love those shots of teabaggers holding signs that praise news organizations and pundits.

It really speaks to their anti-establishment bonafides.

And hate of the media.


Teabaggers only hate the MAIN STREAM MEDIA. Fox News is for Mavericks.
 
2010-02-05 12:53:37 PM  
My heading ^ is much better.
 
2010-02-05 12:54:00 PM  
Tony Van Morrison: beerrun: I thought America's heritage was based on multiculturalism.

America's heritage is the first people who got here from Europe discriminating against anyone else who came here afterwards, regardless of origin. Europeans of different cultures even had a difficult time getting along.

Do they even teach history anymore?


Not to mention all the people who were here before they even arrived.
 
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