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(BBC-US)   The Teabagger problem may be self-correcting. Study it out here   (bbc.com) divider line 24
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2014-03-04 10:22:55 AM
Am I wrong but why is this news?  Isn't this well known already?

I thought it was common knowledge at this point.  Are they just finally proving it?
 
2014-03-04 10:40:54 AM
So, Whole Foods has to change their target audience?
 
2014-03-04 10:41:04 AM
Bravo on the headline  subby
 
2014-03-04 12:02:56 PM
I could see why, but it seems rage keeps my mother going.  She has to flip her shiat to vent, and then she's fine.  It's when she bottles it up that the problems occur.  I'll have to ask her to outline the process so I can build a regiments for ragaholics.
 
2014-03-04 01:25:12 PM
I thought it was going to be something that raises IQs by 50 - 100 points. This works as well.
 
2014-03-04 02:47:13 PM
That's some fine investigative journalism there, Ric...
 
2014-03-04 03:00:29 PM

cfreak: Bravo on the headline  subby


Exactly. People who use the word "teabagger" in political discourse tend to be angry, thus will more likely have a heart attack and the use of that stupid term will end.

The people they refer to will probably also have heart attacks, but this is simply a win-win for all of us who are rational.
 
2014-03-04 03:09:40 PM

LesserEvil: Exactly. People who use the word "teabagger" in political discourse tend to be angry, thus will more likely have a heart attack and the use of that stupid term will end.

The people they refer to will probably also have heart attacks, but this is simply a win-win for all of us who are rational.


Are you suggesting that using a humorous, relevant and ironically derogatory name for the Tea Party requires anger?

These are people who actively propose a "2nd Amendment Solution" to the 'problem' of losing an election. How can you claim to support democracy when your response to losing an election is violence??

They walked right into that name and it is here to stay.
 
2014-03-04 04:33:30 PM
I don't really see how it is self correcting, after all we are training a new generation of Teabaggers with CoD:Ghosts. Want to call a care package? Great, you just have to "Humiliate" your next enemy.

/DNRTFA
 
2014-03-04 05:18:56 PM
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Angry all the time?

It's probably because of teeny weeny wienies

/yes even using the Randy Marsh TMI  correction factor
 
2014-03-04 06:12:24 PM
Am I the only one who thought the teabagging in question was related to videogames because this is like, in the geek links?
 
2014-03-04 06:44:07 PM
If this were the case, the idiot liberal problem would have died out long ago.
 
2014-03-04 08:11:04 PM

Farking Canuck: LesserEvil: Exactly. People who use the word "teabagger" in political discourse tend to be angry, thus will more likely have a heart attack and the use of that stupid term will end.

The people they refer to will probably also have heart attacks, but this is simply a win-win for all of us who are rational.

Are you suggesting that using a humorous, relevant and ironically derogatory name for the Tea Party requires anger?

These are people who actively propose a "2nd Amendment Solution" to the 'problem' of losing an election. How can you claim to support democracy when your response to losing an election is violence??

They walked right into that name and it is here to stay.


For those that remember the TEA Party embraced the name 'teabagger' before they knew what it meant.  They will actively deny this of course.
 
2014-03-04 10:48:07 PM
Socialism is self-correcting too.  It just takes longer for everybody to run out of money before the majority of people start realizing people have to actually have incentives to work in order to produce - and that the rest who would rather envy than work - are the scourge that created their problems.  See Venezuela for reference.
 
2014-03-05 12:21:24 AM

garron: Socialism is self-correcting too.  It just takes longer for everybody to run out of money before the majority of people start realizing people have to actually have incentives to work in order to produce - and that the rest who would rather envy than work - are the scourge that created their problems.  See Venezuela for reference.


Socialism is utopia, how can it self correct, it doesn't have a flaw!

If Tpartiers are angry about debt, socialists are like "What, me worry?".
 
2014-03-05 12:22:29 AM

Farking Canuck: LesserEvil: Exactly. People who use the word "teabagger" in political discourse tend to be angry, thus will more likely have a heart attack and the use of that stupid term will end.

The people they refer to will probably also have heart attacks, but this is simply a win-win for all of us who are rational.

Are you suggesting that using a humorous, relevant and ironically derogatory name for the Tea Party requires anger?

These are people who actively propose a "2nd Amendment Solution" to the 'problem' of losing an election. How can you claim to support democracy when your response to losing an election is violence??

They walked right into that name and it is here to stay.


You sound like an angry Canadian.
 
2014-03-05 12:34:03 AM
The first big day for this movement was Tax Day, April 15. And organizers had a gimmick.
They asked people to send a tea bag to the Oval Office.
One of the exhortations was "Tea Bag the Fools in D.C."
A protester was spotted with a sign saying, "Tea Bag the Liberal Dems Before They Tea Bag You."
So, conservatives started it: started with this terminology.
But others ran with it and ran with it.


crooksandliars.com
Now...can some nice person from the right tell me what news organization this pic is from?
 
2014-03-05 12:50:14 AM
thepoliticalcarnival.net

Oh look. How awful it is that this socialist is insulting us. Waah.

Must be an Obama supporter, what with all the h*** slur.
 
2014-03-05 01:52:55 AM

Kittypie070: crooksandliars.com
Now...can some nice person from the right tell me what news organization this pic is from?

lewismarktwo: Farking Canuck: LesserEvil: Exactly. People who use the word "teabagger" in political discourse tend to be angry, thus will more likely have a heart attack and the use of that stupid term will end.

The people they refer to will probably also have heart attacks, but this is simply a win-win for all of us who are rational.

Are you suggesting that using a humorous, relevant and ironically derogatory name for the Tea Party requires anger?

These are people who actively propose a "2nd Amendment Solution" to the 'problem' of losing an election. How can you claim to support democracy when your response to losing an election is violence??

They walked right into that name and it is here to stay.

For those that remember the TEA Party embraced the name 'teabagger' before they knew what it meant.  They will actively deny this of course.

Oh, it's worse than that. Much worse. I've posted this before here and elsewhere, but I see it needs to be posted yet again:

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You've seen this famous David Weigel photo of the Teabaggers holding their infamous sign at the first Teabagger protest on February 27, 2009, right?

Everyone focuses on the large writing in red and black lettering, but look at the much smaller handwriting in green ink in the lower right corner of not only that sign, but all of the signs held by that group of protestors.

One week prior to that protest, the very same people in that photo started and posted in this Freeper thread, where they not only invented the term (and pretty much started the Teabagger movement, right in that very thread!), but did so knowing full well what it meant! Even after being repeatedly warned by their own as to its double entendre meaning (beginning with the very first Reply in that thread, the second post overall therein, less than 1½ minutes after it started!), they decided to use it because of that meaning, thinking that it would be applied to their enemies instead of themselves! (While it doesn't say much about the use of the term, this thread from five days later verifies their plans regarding that protest scheduled for that very weekend.)

This was months before Rachel Maddow or Anderson Cooper used the term against them!

⇒ Here's what They of the Short Memory had to say about Maddow's use thereof, only about 1½ months after the first linked thread in the above post.

⇒ Not a full year ― only about 10¼ months ― from the original thread, and lo, they're incensed about NPR's use of it.

⇒ Before that month is out, behold, they're even more upset about the AP using it.

Oh, one more thing about that photo using that explicit language: note that these fine upstanding morally upright evangelical Christian citizens had an impressionable teenaged boy holding that particular suggestive sign!

After I posted this info months ago on another Fark thread, "Sgt Otter" pointed this out:
Then Andrew Breitbart himself tried to "reclaim" the Teabagger label as a badge of honor. Of course, when people were still snickering, Breitbart.com starting screeching about how those awful liberals were using a homophobic slur against the Tea Party, just a few months later.
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2014-03-05 06:12:45 AM
FTA "Having a hot temper may increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to researchers.
Rage often precedes an attack and may be the trigger, say the US researchers who trawled medical literature."

From a linked article (link on page) "Heart attack risk 'raised by bottling-up anger'"

So if we do express we die, if we do not, we die.

One more quote from a doctor on the linked page

"I think men can't help how they behave in conflict situations - it's not something they think about, it's just how they react instinctively"

So the article and the study will do nothing because we will all carry on as before...
 
2014-03-05 07:01:02 AM

lewismarktwo: Farking Canuck: LesserEvil: Exactly. People who use the word "teabagger" in political discourse tend to be angry, thus will more likely have a heart attack and the use of that stupid term will end.

The people they refer to will probably also have heart attacks, but this is simply a win-win for all of us who are rational.

Are you suggesting that using a humorous, relevant and ironically derogatory name for the Tea Party requires anger?

These are people who actively propose a "2nd Amendment Solution" to the 'problem' of losing an election. How can you claim to support democracy when your response to losing an election is violence??

They walked right into that name and it is here to stay.

For those that remember the TEA Party embraced the name 'teabagger' before they knew what it meant.  They will actively deny this of course.


What does T.E.A. stand for?
 
2014-03-05 07:36:21 AM

Frederf: lewismarktwo: Farking Canuck: LesserEvil: Exactly. People who use the word "teabagger" in political discourse tend to be angry, thus will more likely have a heart attack and the use of that stupid term will end.

The people they refer to will probably also have heart attacks, but this is simply a win-win for all of us who are rational.

Are you suggesting that using a humorous, relevant and ironically derogatory name for the Tea Party requires anger?

These are people who actively propose a "2nd Amendment Solution" to the 'problem' of losing an election. How can you claim to support democracy when your response to losing an election is violence??

They walked right into that name and it is here to stay.

For those that remember the TEA Party embraced the name 'teabagger' before they knew what it meant.  They will actively deny this of course.

What does T.E.A. stand for?


Testicle Enthusiasts, Apparently
 
2014-03-05 12:21:17 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Frederf: lewismarktwo: Farking Canuck: LesserEvil: Exactly. People who use the word "teabagger" in political discourse tend to be angry, thus will more likely have a heart attack and the use of that stupid term will end.

The people they refer to will probably also have heart attacks, but this is simply a win-win for all of us who are rational.

Are you suggesting that using a humorous, relevant and ironically derogatory name for the Tea Party requires anger?

These are people who actively propose a "2nd Amendment Solution" to the 'problem' of losing an election. How can you claim to support democracy when your response to losing an election is violence??

They walked right into that name and it is here to stay.

For those that remember the TEA Party embraced the name 'teabagger' before they knew what it meant.  They will actively deny this of course.

What does T.E.A. stand for?

Testicle Enthusiasts, Apparently


I'm not a TEA Party Historian like the illustrious COMALite J, but I seem to recall that it stands for 'Taxed Enough Already'.  The TP started out with a noble goal of keeping government waste down and seemed fairly sane for a time, but of course was co-opted by the usual overly emotional wankfest that consumes all politics.
 
2014-03-05 12:37:18 PM

lewismarktwo: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Frederf: lewismarktwo: Farking Canuck: LesserEvil: Exactly. People who use the word "teabagger" in political discourse tend to be angry, thus will more likely have a heart attack and the use of that stupid term will end.

The people they refer to will probably also have heart attacks, but this is simply a win-win for all of us who are rational.

Are you suggesting that using a humorous, relevant and ironically derogatory name for the Tea Party requires anger?

These are people who actively propose a "2nd Amendment Solution" to the 'problem' of losing an election. How can you claim to support democracy when your response to losing an election is violence??

They walked right into that name and it is here to stay.

For those that remember the TEA Party embraced the name 'teabagger' before they knew what it meant.  They will actively deny this of course.

What does T.E.A. stand for?

Testicle Enthusiasts, Apparently

I'm not a TEA Party Historian like the illustrious COMALite J, but I seem to recall that it stands for 'Taxed Enough Already'.  The TP started out with a noble goal of keeping government waste down and seemed fairly sane for a time, but of course was co-opted by the usual overly emotional wankfest that consumes all politics.


And yet taxes were at record lows when the protests began.

Of course, if you point that out to any of their supporters, they'll assume that you're some kind of Marxist.
 
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