Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

(Iowa) State Officials Ban Tea From Tea Party-(Violates Clean Water Act!)
Malkin ^ | 27 Feb, 2009 | Michelle Malkin

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 won’t let them use the real thing.

An anti-tax group wanted to pitch in real tea like the Bostonian revolutionaries opposed to England’s tea taxes.

Tea, although natural and quite tasty, is considered a pollutant that can’t go into a body of water without a permit, said Mike Wade, a senior environmental specialist at the DNR’s Manchester field office.

“Discoloration is considered a violation,” Wade said. What would our Founding Fathers say?


TOPICS: US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: bho44; cedarrapids; econonsense; envirowhackos; leftists; malkin; obamunism; protest; teaparty
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-148 last
To: Madame Dufarge

Here’s a link to more of the testimony and an excerpt:

http://www.answers.com/topic/slave-andrew-s-testimony-in-the-boston-massacre-trial-1770

“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 (1735–1826), 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.”


101 posted on 02/27/2009 10:00:34 AM PST by 21twelve
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 93 | View Replies]

To: Dr.Zoidberg

The protester was arrested because he was tea’d off


102 posted on 02/27/2009 10:02:20 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . John Galt hell !...... where is Francisco dÂ’Anconia)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 99 | View Replies]

To: sourcery

.....Discoloration is considered a violation,”.....

While the water is prevented from discoloration, the atmosphere remains red.


103 posted on 02/27/2009 10:03:43 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . John Galt hell !...... where is Francisco dÂ’Anconia)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: wastedyears

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.


104 posted on 02/27/2009 10:05:23 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II -- overdue.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 84 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Use Alka-Seltzer instead.


105 posted on 02/27/2009 10:05:56 AM PST by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JrsyJack

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


106 posted on 02/27/2009 10:08:24 AM PST by JewishRighter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 67 | View Replies]

To: SmithL

What about alkali metals?


107 posted on 02/27/2009 10:08:54 AM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 105 | View Replies]

To: 21twelve

Thanks, appreciate it.


108 posted on 02/27/2009 10:09:52 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 101 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

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!


109 posted on 02/27/2009 10:16:33 AM PST by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new enviromentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

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.


The difference is that we have something to LOSE, they don’t.


110 posted on 02/27/2009 10:17:25 AM PST by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 95 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Lol...

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.


111 posted on 02/27/2009 10:17:36 AM PST by myself6 (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Unless the river happens to be over 150 °F, there won’t be any discoloration problem.


112 posted on 02/27/2009 10:18:50 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kcvl
So throw LEMONS in the water instead!!!

That would cause the pH to be driven down to illegal levels.

113 posted on 02/27/2009 10:18:54 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 87 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Discolor the Cedar River? What, make it clearer?


114 posted on 02/27/2009 10:21:10 AM PST by idkfa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SmithL

Another pH violation.
Iowa discharge rules require pH to be between 6 and 10 (generally)


115 posted on 02/27/2009 10:22:17 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 105 | View Replies]

To: bert

Lets just hope he wasn’t the recipient of police brewtality.


116 posted on 02/27/2009 10:23:17 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 102 | View Replies]

To: All

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.


117 posted on 02/27/2009 10:26:25 AM PST by OB1kNOb (O.B.A.M.A. -- One Big A** Mistake America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf
Read my tagline; and after reading it, DUMP THE TEA INTO THE FU.....G RIVER!
118 posted on 02/27/2009 10:31:58 AM PST by GOPologist (Illigitimi non carborundum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf
Wonder who got arrested for this discoloration?


119 posted on 02/27/2009 10:35:29 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Are they going to ban trees from dropping leaves into the rivers?


120 posted on 02/27/2009 10:37:12 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xzins
Actually this is a good thing. It will give everyone who dumps tea into the lake the satisfaction of having engaged in Civil Disobedience.

Let the dumping begin.

121 posted on 02/27/2009 10:39:50 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 77 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Use herbal tea most aren’t strong enough to change the color of the water and since it is a natural herb completely harmless.


122 posted on 02/27/2009 10:44:21 AM PST by chris_bdba
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 21twelve

Thanks, I hadn’t seen this before. “Coming soon to a town square near you!”


123 posted on 02/27/2009 10:45:20 AM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 83 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

“Tea, although natural and quite tasty, is considered a pollutant that can’t 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.


124 posted on 02/27/2009 10:48:42 AM PST by beelzepug (The media lies, America dies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Don’t they dye the Chicago River green every St. Patrick’s Day? Well, I guess that’s Ohio.


125 posted on 02/27/2009 11:05:59 AM PST by LuciaMia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Vigilanteman

The Iowa EPA is probably designing a program at this very minute to fine copse owners who allow their leaves to discolor the water.


126 posted on 02/27/2009 11:16:57 AM PST by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: LuciaMia

Yes, they do. Hizzahnah Da Mare gets a permit from the MWRD to do so.


127 posted on 02/27/2009 11:21:28 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 125 | View Replies]

To: RasterMaster
DUmp the LIEberals into the river and enjoy a nice iced tea beverage afterward.

NOT made from the water they just rendered undrinkable! Just the thought make me gag!

128 posted on 02/27/2009 11:28:10 AM PST by Knute (Tell me again ONE good reason I'm living here in Wisconsin??)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

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 Warrack’s Scot’s Dialect Dictionary, 1911


129 posted on 02/27/2009 11:57:29 AM PST by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 119 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe
A Cedar Rapids group will do a symbolic tea dumping

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.

130 posted on 02/27/2009 12:01:25 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain, Pro Deo et Patria)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 121 | View Replies]

To: xzins
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.

131 posted on 02/27/2009 12:08:40 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 130 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe

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.


132 posted on 02/27/2009 12:45:10 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain, Pro Deo et Patria)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 131 | View Replies]

To: xzins
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. P

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.

133 posted on 02/27/2009 12:56:30 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 132 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe
dress-up like an American Indian while you are doing it.

HORRORS!!

They'll certainly Sioux over something like that.

134 posted on 02/27/2009 1:19:17 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain, Pro Deo et Patria)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 133 | View Replies]

To: xzins
HORRORS!! They'll certainly Sioux over something like that.

I feel a Neener Hijack coming on.

135 posted on 02/27/2009 1:38:09 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 134 | View Replies]

To: xzins; enat
What do Eskimos get from sitting on the ice too long?











Polaroids.

136 posted on 02/27/2009 1:41:53 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 134 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf
"“Discoloration is considered a violation,” Wade said."

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.
Lemonade anyone?

137 posted on 02/27/2009 2:02:11 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bert

Let’s just teabag the EPA guy then throw him in the river.


138 posted on 02/27/2009 2:15:04 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 102 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe; enat

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”.


139 posted on 02/27/2009 2:58:28 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain, Pro Deo et Patria)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 136 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe; enat

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.


140 posted on 02/27/2009 2:59:41 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain, Pro Deo et Patria)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 136 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf
A Cedar Rapids group will do a symbolic tea dumping into the Cedar River on Saturday because state officials won’t let them use the real thing.

F#$% that ... USE REAL TEA and damn the law.

141 posted on 02/27/2009 3:00:05 PM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Carry_Okie

***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.


142 posted on 02/27/2009 4:00:32 PM PST by kitkat (THE DAY WE LOSE OUR WILL TO FIGHT WILL BE THE DAY WE LOSE OUR FREEDOM.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

To: kitkat
We had a revolution in the country to get rid of pompous, meddling, and destructive bureaucrats.

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.

143 posted on 02/27/2009 4:11:27 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 142 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

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.
here is my website
www.crteaparty.org
Post your support on the message board if you would like.


144 posted on 02/27/2009 5:11:02 PM PST by timster24 (Tea Party Founder, tea dump, protest, taxes)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: timster24; tcrlaf; xzins
They have not banned us from this, they have only said NO tea.

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 ....

What exactly?

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.

145 posted on 02/27/2009 5:18:38 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 144 | View Replies]

To: ProfoundBabe

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.


146 posted on 02/27/2009 6:24:19 PM PST by dusttoyou (HNIC Prime Minister Hitlery)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

We conducted the tea dump as planned, no authorities were present just the media


147 posted on 02/28/2009 5:50:39 PM PST by timster24 (Tea Party Founder, tea dump, protest, taxes)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Centurion2000

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.


148 posted on 03/03/2009 6:48:07 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 141 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-148 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson