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?
Let the dumping begin.
Use herbal tea most aren’t strong enough to change the color of the water and since it is a natural herb completely harmless.
Thanks, I hadn’t seen this before. “Coming soon to a town square near you!”
“Tea, although natural and quite tasty, is considered a pollutant that cant go into a body of water without a permit...”
Just like that idiot mayor in Seattle wouldn’t let them salt the roads during the big snowfall because it would eventually end up in the bay...which is, of course, salt water.
Don’t they dye the Chicago River green every St. Patrick’s Day? Well, I guess that’s Ohio.
The Iowa EPA is probably designing a program at this very minute to fine copse owners who allow their leaves to discolor the water.
Yes, they do. Hizzahnah Da Mare gets a permit from the MWRD to do so.
NOT made from the water they just rendered undrinkable! Just the thought make me gag!
A useful word for the tea party participants?
Word of the Day
Gardyloo - A warning cry about dirty water thrown from window to the streets.
Alexander Warracks Scots Dialect Dictionary, 1911
The above is from the article. Note the word "symbolic."
They can't let the dumping begin, and they can't engage in Civil Disobedience, because they aren't going to follow through.
They're going to have a "symbolic" tea party. I 'spose with symbolic tea, symbolic cupsies, and symbolic little raised pinkies.
And Obama and his band of merry commies is going to do a symbolic rape of the taxpayers and the future generations of this once great nation.
What the heck is the fine for dumping tea (nothing but leaves) into a lake or river? Are we not willing to engage in even this little act of civil disobedience when the future of the Republic is at stake?
I guess not.
I guess we can all symbolically bend over and grab you symbolic knees.
At some point something has to go beyond symbolic and actually cost something real.
The Boston Tea Party was not symbolic. Both merchant and crown were financially injured.
Back then vandalism against the Crown was a capital offense.
I suspect that dumping tea into a river in Iowa is not a capital offense unless you scream some racial epithet or dress-up like an American Indian while you are doing it.
They'll certainly Sioux over something like that.
I feel a Neener Hijack coming on.
What do Eskimos get from sitting on the ice too long? Polaroids.
Is getting a tan a violation also?
~ Michael Jackson should be arrested. He's discolored
What is tea made of?
~Till today I thought it was a natural product. Must not be
Is iron in water also a violation?
Every spring, when the snow melts off the mountains here, the creek is brown due to stirring up the dirt etc. My town must be in violation.
Everyone throw white rice instead of tea!
or, after throwing in tea bags, toss in a cup of bleach.
or toss beet juice. That should be interesting.
Let’s just teabag the EPA guy then throw him in the river.
Three Indian commandos were out in the Iraqi desert. “I understand that you Indians have brought your own indigenous survival equipment” ventured their captain.
“Sir, I have brought an entire barrel cactus” said the Pima guy proudly. “When I get too hot, I just cut off the top and take a drink.” The captain looked impressed.
Not to be outdone, the Pueblo guy said “ Sir, I have brought the sacred corn pollen. When I get too hot, I pray with it, and then it rains”. The captain looked even more impressed.
Not to be outdone the Pawnee guy said “I brought a car door off a 1959 Chevy Impala”.
“Why would you do that?” the captain asked.
“Well,” said the Pawnee guy “when I get too hot, I just roll down the window”.
Two Cheyenne guys on relocation spied a sign in a cafe window that said “hot-dogs”. Thinking they were some other kind of dogs, they ordered two to go, and went to a park to have lunch. The first Cheyenne guy looked inside his sack, and then threw it down in disgust.
“What part did you get?” asked his buddy.
F#$% that ... USE REAL TEA and damn the law.
***He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. ***
That’s so good, I had to repeat it. Thanks.
So once we'd forgotten what freedom was about we made our own. How did it happen? The courts. How did that happen? The BAR. Who is the BAR? The British Accreditation Registry.
If you'd like some good background on how we got here and how it works, consider the first three articles on this page.
They have not banned us from this, they have only said NO tea. We are still on for tomorrow, and I will not inspect the containers or anything else. We will proceed as the person sees fit. Tar and feathers will be on hand.
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Bring TEA! Throw it in the water!
Dammit it is this kind of Government nanny state bureaucratic BS that is turning this country into a bunch of sissies who cant even drop leaves into a river for fear of ....
A $25 ticket?
DUMP THE TEA IN THE RIVER!!!!!!
TURN IT BROWN! (as if it isn't aleady).
Geez, Sam Adams and his patriots risked the hangman's noose to dump their tea in the harbor.
I see nobama as more RED than black.
I WILL NOT do well in the re-ed camp!!! Course I do not plan on several of them nor myself surviving my catching.
We conducted the tea dump as planned, no authorities were present just the media
Eactly, isnt the POINT of a tea party to break the law? If they are stupid enough to charge you, thats free publicity.. Then dump in MORE tea to protest the charges! Do it again every day until they try to use force to stop you,,,
They are stupid enough to do it.