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Tea Parties Forever (Krugman psycho rant - Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links)
The New York Times ^ | April 13, 2009 | Paul Krugman

Posted on 04/13/2009 2:04:54 AM PDT by abb

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It seems Paul has lost control of himself in this rant. Do I detect a few flecks of spittle on his chin?

Links and updates to follow downthread.

1 posted on 04/13/2009 2:04:55 AM PDT by abb
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2 posted on 04/13/2009 2:06:09 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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What planet is he from?


3 posted on 04/13/2009 2:07:32 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: abb
...and supported by the usual group of right-wing billionaires.

There are right-wing billionaires in this country??? It would be nice if Mr. Krugman dropped a few names.

And I'm sure none of the leftist anti-war, anti-Bush demonstrations are funded by left-wing billionaires, such as George Soros.

4 posted on 04/13/2009 2:10:10 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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The most notable example was the “spontaneous” riot back in 2000 — actually orchestrated by G.O.P. strategists — that shut down the presidential vote recount in Florida’s Miami-Dade County.

I didn't think that was a "spontaneous riot" when it happened--how could it be? It, along with the tea parties, are something Krugman and his ilk find really, truly revolting--American citizens using whatever methods they have available to voice their protest. Shockingly, this means even rich guys (or campaign workers) who wear ties can voice their opinions, too, as well as working-class folks who don't have Paul Krugman's sympathy.

Is he really trying to argue that only "spontaneous" protest is "real" protest? I guess the original tea-partiers just showed up on the deck and noticed a bunch of other guys in Indian dress--coincidentally!

What is it Obama "community organized"--"spontaneous" events?

I don't personally care for the tea party events. I don't really see the point. But unlike Krugman, I don't think it's always gotta be about me, on my terms, when people express themselves. See, Paul, just because someone doesn't have a column in a newspaper, it doesn't mean they don't have the right to speak.

As for the assertion about debate on issues, the only debates going on with Krugman's liberal buddies is how "spontaneously" they can spend taxpayer money on those who didn't earn it.

Oh, and btw, Paul's columns don't just "spontaneously" appear...

5 posted on 04/13/2009 2:10:58 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: abb

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-04-12-teaparties12_N.htm
Tax revolt a recipe for tea parties

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090413/COUNTY090101/904130315/1327
Tea Party protest set for Public Square

http://www.albanyherald.com/stories/20090413n2.htm
Two tea parties set for tax day

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/legislature/sfl-crist-taxes-fl041309sbapr13,0,217450.story
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s anti-tax reputation comes under strain

http://www.eagletribune.com/punewsnh/local_story_103014126.html?keyword=topstory
Windham men hope for taxpayer revolt

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/story/1313237.html
Tax day ‘tea parties’ stir passion in Dallas-Fort Worth

http://www.charlottesvillenewsplex.tv/news/headlines/42884112.html
Local Blogger Plans Charlottesville Tea Party


6 posted on 04/13/2009 2:11:26 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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http://womenstate.blogspot.com/2009/04/tea-parties-growing.html
Tea Parties growing!

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/42881092.html
Tea parties reveal Left’s quick descent to hubris

http://www.thepolicyreport.net/2009/04/12/taxpayers-should-oppose-both-increased-taxes-and-increased-spending/
Taxpayers Should Oppose Both Increased Taxes and Increased Spending

http://pukhtunkhwatimes.blogspot.com/2009/04/californias-anti-tax-crusaders-talk.html
California’s anti-tax crusaders talk revolt

http://www.jrdeputyaccountant.com/2009/04/tax-refund-drama-not-just-for.html
Tax Refund Drama: Not Just for California Anymore


7 posted on 04/13/2009 2:17:07 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

You don’t catch a lot of flak unless you’re right over the target.

Party on!


8 posted on 04/13/2009 2:17:39 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: Salamander

But Krugman seems to have lost it with this piece. He normally tries to write “above” the rabble. I think he’s mad at himself and conservatives because he’s been forced to write about this “tea party” thing.


9 posted on 04/13/2009 2:20:07 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
Fear fathers his delusion.

prisoner6

10 posted on 04/13/2009 2:20:12 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well, nobody supplies *us* with free transport via fleets of buses, giant, idiotic puppets, professionally printed/mass produced protest signs or Day-Glo morons on stilts so we must not have any “billionaire benefactors”.


11 posted on 04/13/2009 2:21:10 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: abb

It is amazing. He just won the Nobel Prize. The Democrats have won decisively and here Krugman is trying to kick Conservatives when they are down. He must not have confidence
in the cause as applied by Obama.


12 posted on 04/13/2009 2:23:44 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Darkwolf377
Is he really trying to argue that only "spontaneous" protest is "real" protest?

If he could, he'd transform his bogus opinion of other people's politics into a structural impairment of their expression -- enforced by police batons, dogs, fire hoses, and "liberal" application of CS gas.

Krugman's just another parasite on Stalinist political front-groups, another duckspeaker spewing prolefeed.

13 posted on 04/13/2009 2:23:53 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: abb

http://www.americandailyreview.com/home-features-articles-blog/2009/4/13/thousands-preparing-to-descend-on-boston-for-tax-day-tea-par.html
Thousands Preparing to Descend on Boston for Tax Day Tea Party April 15

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090413/BUSINESS/904130361
Tea party protests coming to Kentucky

http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/showarticle.php?num=01HIS130409
April 13 in History
1732
Birth of Lord North, British prime minister from 1770-82. His tax on tea provoked the Boston Tea Party and his policies ultimately led to Britain’s loss of America.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_12131140
Fairfield taxpayers plan TEA Party, too

http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2009/4/prweb2315874.htm
Trussville to Host Tax Day Tea Party

http://www.gjfreepress.com/article/20090413/COLUMNISTS/904129997/1021/NONE&parentprofile=1062
See you at the Grand Junction Tea Party

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20090413/NEWS/904130331/1001/news
Rally takes aim at U.S. debt

http://www.idahostatesman.com/business/story/730162.html
Boise Tea Party


14 posted on 04/13/2009 2:25:35 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Who “forced” him?

Do editors commonly hold their writers at gunpoint?

I have no idea what, if anything, tea parties will ultimately accomplish but it’s better than sitting around the house complaining and doing nothing where no one can hear you but your dog.

If nothing else, they burrow under the left’s skin.
That’s good enough reason for me....:)


15 posted on 04/13/2009 2:25:43 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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[Krugman Article] ......shut down the presidential vote recount in Florida’s Miami-Dade County

Shut down Bill Daley and Al Gore from stealing a national election in broad daylight.

A bunch of Democrats were going to go count election-deciding votes in a locked room. That'll happen over our dead bodies!

I hate it when liberals lie so smoothly, when it rolls off their tongues like poisoned honey.

16 posted on 04/13/2009 2:28:18 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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Last but not least: it turns out that the tea parties don’t represent a spontaneous outpouring of public sentiment.

What a half-witted statement. When do we ever see "spontaneous outpourings" taking place in dozens of different locations? Of course there's some coordination, and only a nutcase would find anything to whine about or object to. I guess Krugman's only impressed with "spontaneous outpourings" of support such as ACORN and assorted other taxpayer financed, partisan political groups.

17 posted on 04/13/2009 2:28:57 AM PDT by Will88
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http://newmexicoindependent.com/24724/%E2%80%98tea-parties%E2%80%99-come-to-new-mexico-this-week
‘Tea parties’ come to New Mexico this week

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20090413/NEWS01/904130309
As tax day looms, city’s preparations, protests abound

http://www.idahostatesman.com/idahopolitics/story/730199.html
‘Tea party’ to send message to D.C.

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=286030&src=5
Tax Day party

http://www.santamariatimes.com/articles/2009/04/13/news/centralcoast/news06.txt
TEA Party to protest on Tax Day

http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/13335/protest-tea-parties-planned-in-st-lawrence-county
Protest ‘Tea Parties’ planned in St Lawrence County

http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2009/apr/13/tea-parties-slated-in-ventura-county-to-protest/
TEA parties slated in Ventura County to protest taxes, spending

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2009/042009/04132009/458564
The Fredericksburg Tea Party tax protest is Wednesday

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=94750
Fight for your right to tea party

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=94752
Time for T.E.A. and a Fair Tax

http://www.wfpl.org/CMS/?p=4376
Louisville Tea Party Set For Wednesday

http://www.yumasun.com/opinion/state_49348___article.html/economy_nation.html
We must say ‘no’ to taxation

http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=323621
More Tea Party protests


18 posted on 04/13/2009 2:32:46 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Salamander
Who “forced” him?

Not who but what. Events forced him to comment. He would have preferred not writing about the tea parties at all. Now he's had to stain the august pages of the Left's New Testament, The New York Times, with stories about the rabble on the right.

We're too big to ignore. And he's pi$$ed about it.

19 posted on 04/13/2009 2:36:53 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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Fine.
When we’re done with the tea parties, we’ll throw him a pity party...:)


20 posted on 04/13/2009 2:38:35 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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