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I was kind of excited about the voyueristic potentials of 100's of people tea bagging around the Annapolis Harbour.  Soon after I arrived though I was disappointed to find that it was just a couple hundred people carrying really odd signs around that were confusing to me.  Since it was raining pretty hard throughout, we couldn't video and were only able to take several photos after finding a dry overhang.  

Sorry folks but the nuttiness of the whole thing just wasn't worth risking my high priced camera gear to the evils of the rain not to mention the "vibes".  In the dark disorganized chaos of what felt like an immense hate-fest, a couple themes did emmerge.

So there was the tax theme.  You know, "No taxation without representation!"  I can dig that and all but somehow I wasn't fitting in with these folk.  You see, I just received part of the largest middle-class tax break in American history...yup!  My wife and I will get $1000 back this year.  So I must be missing this point???  I wish I was smarter.

"The Axis of Taxes" This must be a big group that is angry that Obama would give government money back to the 95% of us in the form of tax relief.

Here is guy that I think is so unhappy with the largest middle class tax break in American history that he wants to "dissent"!  He must be one of those rich guys that is jealous that 95% of us are getting a tax break.

A second theme was anger at the Muslims and black people.  Maybe their religion isn't down with tea bagging and some of them are upset???  I also think that maybe they're scared of black people...why would black people want to take their right to tea bagging away?

I think this poster includes most of the racist jokes since the  beginning of the campaign.  What's that have to do with tea bagging?

A third theme was turning our children into "drones" because...well, I guess...geez..I don't know where this one is actually coming from.  Maybe I have become a "drone" because really none of this day made much sense to my simple brain???

My fourth theme and maybe one I did understand kinda only because I have seen so much of this stuff...I think I might get it.  It has to do with a type of liberal thinking that led to the WTC bombings.  But what does that have to do with tea bagging?  I guess anytime you get a bunch of right wingers together this guy gets a phone call?  Its like having a birthday party as a kid and Ma and Pa call the clown to do the magic tricks?

STOP THE INSANITY!  hey I agree with that.

seriously though...what the heck is this???

A final theme and maybe one that could make sense seemed to be that without tea bagging, the government would get bigger.  But if that was true, these guys could have done us all a favor and began teabagging 8 years ago? No?

I must say when confusion and fear set in, we can always rely on our old best friend to finally bring us back to reality again.

So I attended my first teabagging party and I must say that I no longer regret never attending a Palin rally.  I think I understand it all absolutely not a bit more but that is ok...I liked the dog.

Speaking of things I like...remember this:

Always end a journey on familar footing.

Originally posted to GalenSevinne on Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 05:44 AM PDT.

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  •  How are you getting (0+ / 0-)

    part of the biggest middle class tax cut, when Obama hasn't been in office long enough to affect the taxes you owed for last year?

    A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The USA for an amount of "up to and including my life." - unknown

    by AJsMom on Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 06:12:17 AM PDT

    •  Ha... (2+ / 0-)
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      How are you getting part of the biggest middle class tax cut, when Obama hasn't been in office long enough to affect the taxes you owed for last year?

      I know what argument you're trying to get at & if you're going to attempt to use that line of thought let me counter it with this...

      ...how the hell can all these teabaggers blame Obama for taxes at the moment when again he hasn't been in office long enough to impact taxes owed from last year? If these GOPers are mad at what taxes have become & the amount of gov't spending shouldn't they blame the previous presidents we've had in office over the last few decades (most of which have been GOPers)!!!

      •  or you can just reply that (2+ / 0-)
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        those tax breaks are beginning to show up in pay checks and while they are small to rather insignificant, we certainly are not being "taxed to death" especially when compared to last year.

        We are almost 4 months into 2009 so my taxes for this year are most certainly being affected.  No one said anything about last year.

        •  The person I responded to did (0+ / 0-)

          He said he was getting a large refund.
          That would be on the taxes he paid LAST year.
          I was simply asking how he was getting an Obama tax cut when Obama could NOT be responsible for his refund since he wasn't in office last year.

          A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The USA for an amount of "up to and including my life." - unknown

          by AJsMom on Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 08:05:19 AM PDT

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      •  The protests (0+ / 0-)

        are against the overspending by the government.
        It's not just blaming Obama, and it isn't just Republicans attending these parties.

        People are fed up and are scared by the 1.75 trillion debt we will be carrying this year.
        Most don't care who is doing that, they just don't want it done!

        You didn't answer my question though.
        If your refund is due to Obama's tax cut, how did he enact this cut before he was in office?

        A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The USA for an amount of "up to and including my life." - unknown

        by AJsMom on Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 08:03:56 AM PDT

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        •  actually this protest was about everything (0+ / 0-)

          and anything as the pictures reflect.  As I said in my post that if big government spending was such a huge problem, protesting should have begun before the inauguration.  To say these protests are soley focused on government spending doesn't appear to be the case as shown in photos and videos.

          No where did I say I received a tax "refund" yet.  We are 4 months into what will be a +$1000 tax refund for this year....no where did I say last year. I am not sure why you are nitpicking that point?  

        •  No, AJsMom, You're Wrong (1+ / 0-)
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          The protests were a bunch of disgruntled white people who are outraged and fuming over the fact that THEIR white guy lost and a (gasp!) black man is now our President.

          Their message of taxation outrage is a smokescreen for their incoherent free-form rage over this African-American who is now our fairly-elected President.

          "He's BLACK? He must be a Black Panther! And that group was a bunch of (gasp!) SOCIALISTS from the (gasp! Gasp!) 60s!! And the 60s brought us such social outrages as women's rights and gay rights and equality for people of color...! Can't we all just get back to making this a Christian nation where women are chattel, colored people are servants and gay people are rounded up in the streets and killed?"

          If they weren't in the streets protesting George W. Bush's raping of the US economy and vast expansion of the government and the deficit over those nightmarish eight years, they can all just sit down and shut the FUCK up. Their hypocrisy just underlines their racism.

          Until we are all equal, no one is equal. Pass ENDA NOW!! MARRIAGE EQUALITY NOW!!

          by CajunBoyLgb on Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 08:40:51 AM PDT

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          •  two posters at the Annapolis tea party yesterday: (3+ / 0-)
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            "Your Monkey's hand is in my pocket"  AND
            something about an "Angry Black Muslim" I couldn't force myself to pay attention to the rest of the message.

            Both of these posters drew heavy praise from folks walking by.  Now I am not saying all posters and people were like this but there was strong enough sentiment to make it noticeable.

          •  Ummm no (0+ / 0-)

            just sit down and shut the FUCK up

            No, no and  no.

            This is America, everyone can protest whatever the hell they want to.

            A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The USA for an amount of "up to and including my life." - unknown

            by AJsMom on Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 09:57:50 AM PDT

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            •  Ummm Read the First Part of That Sentence (1+ / 0-)
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              The context says it all. Anyone can protest, sure. But be honest about what you're protesting.

              If you have to hide the TRUE reason ("Oooh! Black man! Socialist! Black man! He's gonna take all the white women! BLACK!! AAAAAHH!! BLACK!!"), and it's apparent you ignored the same or worse behavior when "YOUR guy" was in power, then you have no moral standing. You're a hypocrite. You have no reason to protest. You're just a stupid cracker with a sign and racism overheating your crocodile brain.

              Until we are all equal, no one is equal. Pass ENDA NOW!! MARRIAGE EQUALITY NOW!!

              by CajunBoyLgb on Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 10:08:55 AM PDT

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              •  Most of the protesters (0+ / 0-)

                said no such thing about scary black man etc.
                In fact the only racism I am seeing is coming from YOU!
                Cracker indeed!

                A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The USA for an amount of "up to and including my life." - unknown

                by AJsMom on Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 10:23:26 AM PDT

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                •  Listen, PUMA... (1+ / 0-)
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                  What I see from YOU is a bitter ex-Hillary supporter who cheers ANYONE criticizing the bad man who stole the presidency from your candidate.

                  Newsflash:

                  Hillary (who, incidentally, I am a BIG fan of-- in general) lost. Fair and square. Please get over it. Hillary got over it. She's in the position where she is doing the most good. And, I'm praying, she might have an inside track to a Supreme Court seat-- which I would LOVE.

                  And get over yourself and the HUGE chip on your shoulder.

                  Until we are all equal, no one is equal. Pass ENDA NOW!! MARRIAGE EQUALITY NOW!!

                  by CajunBoyLgb on Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 10:37:16 AM PDT

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                  •  Listen boy (0+ / 0-)

                    YOU used the racist term cracker not me.
                    Then to get out of it you turn it around and call me a puma.
                    I could care less about Hillary or Obama.
                    I am the one with a chip?
                    YOU are the one using racist terms so get over yourself.

                    A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The USA for an amount of "up to and including my life." - unknown

                    by AJsMom on Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 03:45:00 PM PDT

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  •  Does the truck of liberal evil... (1+ / 0-)
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    play music, like the ice-cream dude?

    If so, I would hope for a calliope version of "Eve of Destruction."

  •  testing123 (0+ / 0-)

    new member and this diary needs a numbers boost(??????????)

    I'm the 6th comment

    link test 123..
    and

    Fair and balanced

  •  Yeah. That boat about 6 pictures down (0+ / 0-)

    ... probably costs $250 a weekend to run at today's cheap gas prices. Multiply that by 3 for last summer's prices.

    What was great about the Chesapeake last summer was the cigarette speed boat numnuts penis compensation toy guys could not afford to run their toys.

    No constant B-25-like drone from the waters.

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