Encounter with Tea Partiers in Eureka,CA

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On April 15, 2010 there was a tea party rally held at the Eureka,CA courthouse. As we drove by their little gathering ( about 30 or 40. Not the hundreds as the local newspaper would have us believe) I shouted to them "SUPPORT THE TROOPS.... PAY YOUR TAXES !!!! Some of them gave me the finger and yelled back at me. My wife remarked that it was odd that there were police officers present to protect these people and direct traffic.... After all their taxes pay for the police. Maybe they should have been left to fend for themselves??!!

Government is a creation of people and as such it is flawed. There is always room for improvement and reform. At least President Obama and the Democratic Party are engaging us in debate and in reform. I applaud and support my President and his party for moving forward.

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You call them tea-partiers.

I call them khmer rouge. They are red-staters after all---as in the REPUBLIC of RED China.

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Quote argo95540:

On April 15, 2010 there was a tea party rally held at the Eureka,CA courthouse. As we drove by their little gathering ( about 30 or 40. Not the hundreds as the local newspaper would have us believe) I shouted to them "SUPPORT THE TROOPS.... PAY YOUR TAXES !!!! Some of them gave me the finger and yelled back at me. My wife remarked that it was odd that there were police officers present to protect these people and direct traffic.... After all their taxes pay for the police. Maybe they should have been left to fend for themselves??!!

Government is a creation of people and as such it is flawed. There is always room for improvement and reform. At least President Obama and the Democratic Party are engaging us in debate and in reform. I applaud and support my President and his party for moving forward.

Drive by heckling. Not surprising.

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Suggesting tea partiers pay taxes to support the troops is heckling? Do they carry signs sayiing, "Don't Support the Troops - Let 'em Buy Their Own Body Armor"?

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Peace protests regularly deal with obscenity and other rudeness from warmongers and cult patriots.

Slab, what I want the tea partiers to do is address the racism in their midst if they do not want it to be their label. Then, if they are really angry at the current state of government, let's talk about why corporate domination produces bad government.

I really have no time for the anti-Socialist "no-nothingness" of rhetoric that is used to deflect protest from attacking power instead of scapegoats. It misses the real problems by a mile and a half. And it turns toxic quickly. I do not enjoy their tragedies, but the only way to deal with apocalyptic insanity all around is to laugh at the ridiculous stuff.

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Quote DRC:Slab, what I want the tea partiers to do is address the racism in their midst if they do not want it to be their label.

What racism is that?
I don't see any racism in the Tea party movement. If there are individual people using racist terminolgy. We all know those are sacred liberals trying to label the movement.

Oregon teacher, anti-Tea Party activist put on leave

It's been addressed. Tea party doesn't need to do anything else except kick those democrat ass's when they rear there stupid heads.

The real Tea Party platform

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Quote polycarp2:

Suggesting tea partiers pay taxes to support the troops is heckling? Do they carry signs sayiing, "Don't Support the Troops - Let 'em Buy Their Own Body Armor"?

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Do you think Tea Party protestors don't pay taxes? I've been to a couple of gatherings and I know alot of the people protesting. They all pay a slew of taxes. That is why there is concern. If they didn't why would they care?

The huge rhetorec smokescreen being painted by the lestists is that all people involved with the Tea Party protests don't want to pay taxes. We pay plenty of and enough taxes. The protest is about the 3 fold out of control spending to grease Wall Street, foreign wars, healthcare debacles, and handouts that will cripple this country economically beyond salvage. We don't want to pay twice what we are already paying, and many believe that is where the current admin is taking us.

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Slabmaster wrote: "The huge rhetorec smokescreen being painted by the lestists is that all people involved with the Tea Party protests don't want to pay taxes. We pay plenty of and enough taxes. The protest is about the 3 fold out of control spending to grease Wall Street, foreign wars, healthcare debacles, and handouts that will cripple this country economically beyond salvage. We don't want to pay twice what we are already paying, and many believe that is where the current admin is taking us."

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If I didn't know better, I'd say you were a progressive. Same complaints...just different solutions.

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If I didn't know better, I'd say you were a progressive. Same complaints...just different solutions.

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Quit calling me names!

I don't get too hung up on labels, but I think we have alot of the same complaints and yes, probably different ideas on solutions. What the country is doing currently isn't working.

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Of course it isn't working. The economy has been outsourced and diminshes monthly. Corporate treasuries count...worker's pockets don't. Just exactly what is it we are attempting to stimulate...CEO bonuses?

Government is guaranteeing bad bank assets as being worth $11 trillion...when its worth pennies.The worthless paper won't just disappear..

Might as well get a small pile of chicken poop and declare it to be worth $11 trillion. Maybe a multi-trillionaire with a chicken poop fetish will buy it. Maybe a multii-trillionaire with a bad paper fetish will snap up the bankers trash. It's a horrendous waste of national resources.

My post on the Hoover Thread pretty much says it all. Why policy isn't working. Dems, catering to their shared ideology with Repugnants maintain outsourcing and budget cuts....particularly at state levels. Budget cuts didn't work under Hoover during the Great Depression...they won't work now. At least FDR had an economy to stimulate...we hadn't yet shipped it to China and S.E. Asia.

We'll have a service economy. I'll mow your lawn and you wash my car. At some point, someone has to build a lawn mower and make a hose and bucket. Or...we can buy them from China as long as they keep issuing us credit. Maybe they'll accept lawn clippings when they tire of accepting fancily engraved paper...whose only use for China is to buy up U.S. Treasury Bonds....I.O.U's.

Note the dollar is deemed as an unacceptable currency in new Chinese trade agreements with other nations. It's use as an international currency is going the way of the Mexican Peso. I give it less than a decade before the Chinese cut up our credit card. We'll go the way of Argentina in their collapse of 2001.

Stop outsourcing...bring the economy back home...then jump start it by stimulating domestic production/consumption.. The tea party solution seems to be cut government expenditures, throw state/city/county workers onto the unemployment roles and further impoverish the unemployed by cutting food stamps, medical assistance and unemployment benefits.... and outsource more jobs to increase corporate profitability.. An intensification of a downward spiral.

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The TEA-Partiers are trying to keep America out of Global Government that Soetero (Obama) and the Bilderbergers are trying to implement.

The Obama Deception

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw

Endgame

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1070329053600562261&q=Endgame+&ei=1t4QSPaoB5q2rAKJzaywBA

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Quote Volitzer:

The TEA-Partiers are trying to keep America out of Global Government that Soetero (Obama) and the Bilderbergers are trying to implement.

The Obama Deception

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw

Endgame

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1070329053600562261&q=Endgame+&ei=1t4QSPaoB5q2rAKJzaywBA

For the love of God, please read "Voodoo Histories" by David Aaronovitch.

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Volitzer, like people with like interests tend to gather from time to time. that includes the Bilderberg Group.

I wonder just where the Tea Partiers were during the WTO protests in Seattle? Agreements of the WTO over-rule any laws of mere nation states. It's members are made up of CEO's from the world's top transnationals...unelected by any national ballot i'm aware of..

The U.N., like the Leageue of Nations, is a joke. It has about as much authority in the world as my dog. The U.S. has full veto power over any of its actions.

Tea Partiers may see some of the problems...what they propose is retaining the causes. If vast accumlations of wealth weren't allowed to happen, there wouldn't be a power elite with the capabilities to buy/sell governments like pairs of socks. There wouldn't be banksters with the power to topple governments and collapse economies at their whim...profitably....and hold nations hostage for bailouts..

However, we can't interfere with their "freedoms"...so let's maintain the same economic/social structures that feed into the power elites and make them stronger. By all means, don't tax them...they need the wealth to buy and corrupt elected governments....to have governments sign away their national sovereignties to the WTO, World Bank and the IMF. Some countries have said no....and kicked those organizations out.

David Korten suggested letting Wall Street fail. It's the main source of elitist power. I whole heartedly agree. Only about 5% of Wall Streets functions are actually usefull to an economy, and they can be provided by state-owned banks such as the State Bank of N. Dakota.

Maintaining arsonists while complaining about the fires they set is rather foolish.

That's what I see tea partiers doing.

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Quote argo95540:

. I applaud and support my President and his party for moving forward.

I think Micheal Jackson will always be the true professional at the "MOON WALK", appearing to move forward while shuffling backward , really you go with that, I'm sure it will be a huge step forward in 2012

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Quote Alpharius:
Quote DRC:Slab, what I want the tea partiers to do is address the racism in their midst if they do not want it to be their label.
What racism is that? I don't see any racism in the Tea party movement. If there are individual people using racist terminolgy. We all know those are sacred liberals trying to label the movement. Oregon teacher, anti-Tea Party activist put on leave It's been addressed. Tea party doesn't need to do anything else except kick those democrat ass's when they rear there stupid heads. The real Tea Party platform

You also do not seem any brown, black, yellow or Muslim Americans in the tea party movement. The only terrorist that the speak out against are from the middle east. The Christian militia terrorist seem to have their support.

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