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Operation Teabag ( Send a tea bag to your representative! )
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Posted on 02/20/2009 5:54:01 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

In light of the call for a new tea party, why not make it so?


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: donttreadonme; joinordie; libertyordeath; operationteabag; revolution; teaparty
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So many in washington want to give us more and more goodies, how about letting us keep our freedom?
1 posted on 02/20/2009 5:54:01 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I would suggest a different name.


2 posted on 02/20/2009 5:55:27 AM PST by trad_anglican
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

this has been dicussed already, they don’t allow food to be delivered to the white house. A photo of a teabag was the suggestion


3 posted on 02/20/2009 5:55:48 AM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: trad_anglican

I would think that Barney Frank would welcome a good tea bag.


4 posted on 02/20/2009 5:56:05 AM PST by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

While it is the historical home of the original tea-related protest, Operation Teabag means something much, much different in Barney Frank’s district.


5 posted on 02/20/2009 5:56:21 AM PST by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Definitely change the name.


6 posted on 02/20/2009 5:56:22 AM PST by TheZMan (Secede.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.

— Saint George Tucker, Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England (1803)

www.GeorgiaCarry.Org


7 posted on 02/20/2009 5:56:35 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The Constitution & Bill of Rights stand as a whole. Remove any part & nullify the whole.)
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To: wombtotomb

True. That’s a good idea about a picture of one.


8 posted on 02/20/2009 5:57:04 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (The border fence/wall is our most important "shovel ready" project)
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To: BigBlueJon

ROFL

Alright alright! Is that really necessary? :-)


9 posted on 02/20/2009 5:57:30 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (The border fence/wall is our most important "shovel ready" project)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Yeah, I think you should change the name too. Yeah.


10 posted on 02/20/2009 5:58:10 AM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

The Barney Frank jokes just write themselves.


11 posted on 02/20/2009 5:59:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cripplecreek

Heh heh heh, indeed.


12 posted on 02/20/2009 6:00:46 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (The border fence/wall is our most important "shovel ready" project)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

For such modern crass imagery the name gives, there’s something keenly impotent when comparing the original Boston Tea Party to sending little bags of tea to one’s representative. The statement to me would be one of a nation castrated, unable to offer any attempt at freedom other than using the meekest of symbolism.


14 posted on 02/20/2009 6:05:06 AM PST by kenth
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To: kenth

Since Obama is president, perhaps we should hijack some arougala trucks?


15 posted on 02/20/2009 6:06:01 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: trad_anglican
I would suggest a different name.

Ha. I completely agree. How about "Operation Tetley."
16 posted on 02/20/2009 6:07:19 AM PST by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: nahanrac

Instant Tea Bag Ping


17 posted on 02/20/2009 6:07:45 AM PST by lilycicero (One lump or 2)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
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Sign these guys up.

18 posted on 02/20/2009 6:12:49 AM PST by Sax
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To: trad_anglican

“I would suggest a different name.”

Yeah, so would I.


19 posted on 02/20/2009 6:15:11 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (History does repeat itself. This is Ceasar and the Roman Senate.)
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To: trad_anglican
Definitions listed at:
http://www.answers.com/topic/boston-tea-party "Patriots known as Sons of Liberty."

At that sight, the US History Encyclopedia states:
The British East India Company, facing severe financial reverses, convinced Parliament to allow them to sell tea in the American colonies at a price that would undercut even smuggled Dutch tea, and raise revenue while clearing their warehouses of a huge surplus. Unfortunately, this tea would still carry the despised three-pence per pound tax, which had remained as a token duty, and would be sold through only a handful of dealers in America. This high-handed policy united small merchants, left out of the deal, with patriot organizations that protested the tax.

And how the Brits defined it at:
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O43-BostonTeaParty.html The Boston Tea Party: marked a stage on the road from resistance to insurrection in North America.


WHAT WE MUST READ CLOSELY is that BEFORE the Tea Party, they held lots of meetings. FIRST the State Meetings, then a March on Washington, AND THEN, THE TEA BAGS.

We need to do this in the correct order. Because it will appear to be "an insurrection" to the current President's Team and will in their minds give them opportunity to place this Great Nation under Martial Law.

20 posted on 02/20/2009 6:15:36 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The Constitution & Bill of Rights stand as a whole. Remove any part & nullify the whole.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

None of these people will pay the slightest attention to this.

They are not afraid of a teabag.

Now they might get a little fear if some of us old bags got together.


21 posted on 02/20/2009 6:15:38 AM PST by dforest
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To: wombtotomb

Why not send the teabags to local offices instead of Washington?


22 posted on 02/20/2009 6:16:38 AM PST by jackofhearts (Unko bachana kaun chahega (Who will want to save them)??)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

So, seriously, what percentage of the people viewing this thread do you think aren’t getting the sick, and incredibly funny joke here?


23 posted on 02/20/2009 6:21:07 AM PST by Sax
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To: trad_anglican

SNICKER!
Drag across their forehead.


24 posted on 02/20/2009 6:21:34 AM PST by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: Sax
So, seriously, what percentage of the people viewing this thread do you think aren’t getting the sick, and incredibly funny joke here?

69%

25 posted on 02/20/2009 6:22:33 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: jackofhearts

That could be workable. I guess each states policy on accepting such could be checked before doing so, but I think it is important to do so. I also think it might have more impact if each of us went to our local reps closest office and hand delivered one. Everyone should have a reps office within one hour or so (except perhaps those in big sky country) but your congresscritters office should be in one of a few counties local to you. I really think that might be the best course of action. These idiots all go to washington, and local news would carry it if they were alerted to it and enough people did it. that would be picked up by talk radio/bloggers/ and would eventually be picked up by fox and go national. We should honestly plan a day or a week of it and have a steady stream of people going for that time period. Make sure each person who goes either calls or emails a tip to their local news outlet.


26 posted on 02/20/2009 6:22:59 AM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: wombtotomb
As the CNBC reporter said: "I'm gonna dump Derivative Securities"

What someone should do is photoshop an "American Security Certificate" that can be sent over and over via e-mail, printed and posted, posters, buttons, stickers, the works...

Basically, a marketing campaign to protest. The only problem is finding funding since now the CENTRAL GOVERNMENT is taking people's money and redistributing as they see fit.

0bama and the liberal democrats, now known to be stealth socialists, are creating change in America that is eerily similar to the change Adolph Hitler and the National Socialist Party, more commonly referred to as the Nazis, promised Germany in 1933. The deceit Hitler and his cronies perpetuated was not fully realized until the Nuremberg trials, and well after millions paid with their lives.

27 posted on 02/20/2009 6:28:07 AM PST by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative
69%

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Ba Dum Tish!

28 posted on 02/20/2009 6:29:37 AM PST by Sax
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To: InShanghai

I was thinking we could all start sending copies of our mortgage payment invoices or books directly to the White House, lol.


29 posted on 02/20/2009 6:30:09 AM PST by GYPSY286 (Politicians must USE their heads or Americans will LOSE their heads.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This is a good idea but needs some tweaking. I suggest sending a bag of pistachios and calling it Operation Nut Sack.


30 posted on 02/20/2009 6:33:33 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

You know I would participate in this. This must be planned right. Freep mail me with details.


31 posted on 02/20/2009 6:34:07 AM PST by waxer1 ( Live Free or Die; Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

LETS MAKE OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PROUD..WE CAN DO THIS!!


32 posted on 02/20/2009 6:34:40 AM PST by waxer1 ( Live Free or Die; Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death)
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To: trad_anglican

Teabagging (from Halo 3 video game)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FeciSYZJWI


33 posted on 02/20/2009 6:47:11 AM PST by Skenderbej
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To: trad_anglican

“I would suggest a different name.”

LOL! I came here just to say that!

Although, that might be well deserved in their cases too!


34 posted on 02/20/2009 6:50:06 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: ConservaTexan

LOL!


35 posted on 02/20/2009 6:51:22 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: AngryJawa

Not only that, but I think tea bags (the beverage kind) weren’t invented until long after the Boston Tea Party.


36 posted on 02/20/2009 6:57:27 AM PST by hellbender
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I suggest a third political party with a different name for it (I’m drawing blank for the moment)with the Teabag as it’s symbol?


37 posted on 02/20/2009 7:09:09 AM PST by Mr. C
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To: hellbender

Operation Loose Tea? LOL


38 posted on 02/20/2009 7:26:23 AM PST by Cailleach
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To: Skenderbej

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QAyEFnCqgs

Teabags, City of Heroes style :P


39 posted on 02/20/2009 7:30:21 AM PST by Cailleach
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I don't really know what you are talking about, but here's a pic of a woman with tea bags in her face.


40 posted on 02/20/2009 7:31:30 AM PST by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: Sax

aren’t getting the sick, and incredibly funny joke here?

Me, and I think I’m okay with that.


41 posted on 02/20/2009 8:09:23 AM PST by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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To: toomuchcoffee

Yeah, in this case, ignorance is bliss. For the rest of us cursed with the image conjured up by these words, a quick snicker is our only consolation prize.


42 posted on 02/20/2009 8:30:57 AM PST by Sax
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Larry Sinclair would approve.


43 posted on 02/20/2009 9:08:43 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (This disaster brought to you by the failed Obama administration.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Halfmanhalfamazing

Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.


44 posted on 02/20/2009 9:12:03 AM PST by Darksheare (We set his head on fahr, tah burn out tha DemUns!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; wombtotomb

Picture excellent idea. Wish we could get a url for teabagpartyrevolution.com
We could offer pictures to download of tea bags in various ways, one in a cup, one photoshopped in the sea, lake ocean etc all with words declaring taxation without represenation or something to that effect. Keep the site up for a long as necessary—till congress is overwhelmed with the photos.

Teabag picture bump


45 posted on 02/20/2009 9:22:38 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Can I pick which senator?


46 posted on 02/20/2009 10:07:40 AM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: Do not invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Let me go check that dead skunk on the highway in front of the gate and I will get back to you.


47 posted on 02/20/2009 10:17:19 AM PST by Clay Moore ("Tax fraud is patriotic:" Timothy Geithner)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Yup.

And we’ll start a “Have you teabagged you representative yet?” thread where we post our teabagging exploits.

I love where this is going.


48 posted on 02/20/2009 10:23:57 AM PST by BJClinton (Obama's love of pork is proof he is not a Muslim.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Operation Teabag

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

49 posted on 02/20/2009 10:51:50 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: trad_anglican

nah... i like it...

roflmao


50 posted on 02/20/2009 10:53:39 AM PST by BillyA (Blago for President - he's pure awesomeness!)
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