Skip to comments.(Iowa) State Officials Ban Tea From Tea Party-(Violates Clean Water Act!)
Posted on 02/27/2009 8:58:36 AM PST by tcrlaf
Via Snapped Shot and STACLU comes news that Iowa state officials have banned the use of tea by Tea Party protesters holding an event tomorrow in Cedar Rapids.
The tea violates environmental standards because it will discolor the water:
A Cedar Rapids group will do a symbolic tea dumping into the Cedar River on Saturday because state officials wont let them use the real thing.
An anti-tax group wanted to pitch in real tea like the Bostonian revolutionaries opposed to Englands tea taxes.
Tea, although natural and quite tasty, is considered a pollutant that cant go into a body of water without a permit, said Mike Wade, a senior environmental specialist at the DNRs Manchester field office.
Discoloration is considered a violation, Wade said. What would our Founding Fathers say?
Here’s a link to more of the testimony and an excerpt:
“The trials of the soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre of 5 March 1770 were short ones, lasting no longer than a few days in October and December. The counsel for the defense, John Adams (17351826), emphasized the violence of the colonial mob and the instigation of the British soldiers by the sailor and runaway slave Crispus Attucks. In an attempt to play on the prejudices of many of his fellow colonists, Adams, later the second president of the United States, decried the throng of Bostonians as having been incited by a rabble of Negroes and Irish.
The ploy, in conjunction with the graphic evidence presented here, was successful. Captain Thomas Preston, leader of the British, and four of his men were acquitted outright. Two soldiers were convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter, branded on the hands with the letter M, and released.”
The protester was arrested because he was tea’d off
.....Discoloration is considered a violation,.....
While the water is prevented from discoloration, the atmosphere remains red.
Potato mix is good, cornstarch too! but personally I prefer the orange grease slick that tomato paste leaves clinging to pool liners.
Of course, if you really want to do damage (and save costs!) you can always get into their stash of chlorine tablets, maybe arrange them at the bottom of the pool to spell FUBO. They will bleach the inscription in there permanently.
I cannot close this comment without acknowledging a debt to my forbears, in particular some uncles who were very bad boys.
Use Alka-Seltzer instead.
Actually, burning the flag is much worse than tea dumping because it releases DREADED CARBON into the atmosphere and causes the world to come to an end!!!!!!!!! /s
What about alkali metals?
Thanks, appreciate it.
Good thing the Brits didn’t ban it in 1773, we might still be loyal to the crown. What is this BS, ignore them and do it anyway!
They OPENLY flaunt laws as they chose, and almost always without fear of penalty for doing so. Just ask Willie Ayres how that works. Until we can get past that in to open civil disobedience, we are just howling at the moon.
Although I think these “demonstrations” are silly little bits of theater that undermine the seriousness of events, I would recommend dumping in a friggen truckload of tea now that the bastards have opened their mouths.
Unless the river happens to be over 150 °F, there won’t be any discoloration problem.
That would cause the pH to be driven down to illegal levels.
Discolor the Cedar River? What, make it clearer?
Another pH violation.
Iowa discharge rules require pH to be between 6 and 10 (generally)
Lets just hope he wasn’t the recipient of police brewtality.
Does anyone think our forefathers cared one wit whether their Tea Party was illegal or not? If something like this stops Americans from having our Tea Parties now, then the battle is already lost.
Are they going to ban trees from dropping leaves into the rivers?