Watering Hole: October 15, 2013 – I like Tea

I enjoy drinking tea.  It can be black tea, green tea, or herbal tea.  That is how I like my tea.  Oh, I also enjoy a good cup of coffee, too.

There is another TEA (oh, yuck) that is not at all tasty…

tea-party-protest-3-11-2009Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
—Spike Milligan

The TEA Bag Party started out with this identity, T (taxed), E (enough), A (already). They walked around with tea bags attached to their silly hats and initially referred to themselves as “teabaggers”.  Once they discovered the meaning of “teabagger”, they dropped all reference to that term.  Taxes have gone down and yet these people continue to use the term TEA.  Sounds like a meaningless name considering they are so focused on women’s ovaries and vaginas, abortion and dismantling the ACA.  I don’t hear any of them complaining about taxes anymore.  They should change their name.  Any suggestions?

This is our Open Thread.  Go ahead, Speak Up!

Less I forget, some of us like Beer, too.

Tea Bag Party Shows Fear Mongering Mentality

The guy leading the tea bag party keeps saying over and over again that marketing got us into this mess, marketing will get us out.  “Obama’s marketing is loco, they are trying to brainwash you.”  “If you don’t take this seriously, you will perish.”  He wants you to get your kids out of college.  The professors are brainwashing your kids.  One person in the background said, “burn all the books.”  The girl clarified her statement by saying, “burn all the brainwashing books, like books about evolution.”

This is a great example why the Republicans embraced “Joe the Plumber.”  He is a reflection of the Neocon mentality.  No thoughtful contemplation about reality, just raw emotion with no substance.

Tea Bag Party

Well, a whole bunch of people (or so we are told) will be out having their Tea Bag Parties on Wednesday, April 15th. Supposedly these folks are going to be protesting government spending, or taxes, or something they don’t like. No matter what they’re protesting about, it’s a good bet that almost everyone of them will be getting a tax cut under Obama’s new budget (though it’s hard to convince them of that.) Fox News Channel is planning threatening to cover the protests, so we’ll get to see the mixed bag of nuts that plan to attend.

Anyway, I wondered what attending one of those things would be like, and with the help of Rick Nelson’s “Garden Party”, it might go something like this…

Tea Bag Party
Original words and music “Garden Party”, by Rick Nelson, 1971
Additional lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider, 2009

I went to a Tea Bag Party to demonstrate with my new friends
A chance to shout obscenities and raise our voice again
When I got to the Tea Bag Party, they all played the game
No one recognized me, I didn’t sound the same

But they’re so right wing, They honed their hatred well
You see, they can’t please anyone, so they got to please themselves

People came from miles around, cable news was there
Bill-O brought his goon squad, it was tragic ev’rywhere
‘N’ over in the corner, much to my surprise
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