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Let’s Tell AP Board: “No Teabag!”
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Posted on 01/24/2010 10:00:44 AM PST by jessduntno

Let’s Tell AP Board: “No Teabag!”

Posted by minncon (Profile)

Saturday, January 23rd at 7:23PM EST

AP published a piece by Charles Babington recently in which it used the word “teabaggers” to describe supporters of the Tea Party movement. As many elsewhere on the web (h/t to Hotair.com) have noted, by using it AP is mainstreaming the obnoxious term. Let’s say “enough.”

I’m writing every board member of AP and objecting, and I hope you will join me. Below are some AP board members and contact information ... If you come up with better info, please post...

NOTE: Most of the board members also hold high positions at member news outlets, so our objections may just do double duty.

http://www.redstate.com/minncon/2010/01/23/lets-tell-ap-board-no-teabag/

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


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OK. Maybe not a bg deal...but if you can make a point out of it somewhere, even if they write to defend why they use such a degrading term, it will raise awareness of their slimy tactics. Letters to offending news and online orgs would help too. Congress isn't listening, CNN and the originators don't care, but they are not literally trying to keep the lights on the way some of the smaller AP outlets are...
1 posted on 01/24/2010 10:00:44 AM PST by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

Teabagging deniers ...


2 posted on 01/24/2010 10:04:11 AM PST by Wontsubmit
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To: jessduntno
I just checked the piece to which Redstate.com linked. The phrase “tea party” apparently has replaced “teabaggers.”
3 posted on 01/24/2010 10:04:40 AM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: GAB-1955

“I just checked the piece to which Redstate.com linked. The phrase “tea party” apparently has replaced “teabaggers.””

AHA! It worked!


4 posted on 01/24/2010 10:05:44 AM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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To: jessduntno

what will they call us next...cokcsuckers


5 posted on 01/24/2010 10:06:04 AM PST by wardaddy (Good Yankees in Massachusetts, I salute you all from bended knee in appreciation)
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To: wardaddy

I think that from now on we should start reffering to all media types a Oasskissers.


6 posted on 01/24/2010 10:08:44 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: jessduntno

The more you complain about it, the more they will use that term. It’s just who they are. A better strategy: Start using the term “Teabagged” to describe what happened to the liberals in Massachusetts. One thing about liberals is that they can dish it out, but they can’t take it themselves.


7 posted on 01/24/2010 10:10:59 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: All

From this day forward, our response to being called “teabaggers” is to politely refer to the Dems as “D-bags”...
please pass it on....


8 posted on 01/24/2010 10:13:22 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Kartographer

I’ve been calling them the enemedia for years.


9 posted on 01/24/2010 10:13:57 AM PST by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: Kartographer
How about...FISTERS...


10 posted on 01/24/2010 10:14:13 AM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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To: Kartographer
it's hard to fathom how the mainstream media would use such a lubricious vernacular so easily in today's culture

a homosexual content word describing scrotum on eyelids whilst engaging in fellatio or oral-anal stimulation....how low have we fallen publicly

11 posted on 01/24/2010 10:14:38 AM PST by wardaddy (Good Yankees in Massachusetts, I salute you all from bended knee in appreciation)
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To: jessduntno

I don’t understand why folks are so sensitive about this. The only people that understand the “joke” are a bunch of snickering faggots and the media elite that hang with them. Who cares about them? They are politically unredeemable.

Normal people don’t even know what “teabagging” means in it’s insulting form. It’s really only an insult if you accept the bad guy’s meaning. And the only ones that are so sensitive are political junkies. It seems to me the fags have gotten their goats.

I don’t really care. When I “teabag” or “tea party”, I send teabags to elected representatives. When they teabag, it’s perverted; so it’s kind of their disgusting little problem, not mine.


12 posted on 01/24/2010 10:14:48 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Brilliant
The more you complain about it, the more they will use that term. It’s just who they are. A better strategy: Start using the term “Teabagged” to describe what happened to the liberals in Massachusetts. One thing about liberals is that they can dish it out, but they can’t take it themselves.

Absolutely! I would rather be called a "Teabagger" and win elections like Mass than be the one who calls names and loses credibility because I have to resort to bribery and secrecy to advance my agenda!

13 posted on 01/24/2010 10:15:36 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: ModelBreaker

In addition to the examples already given I would suggest “worthless MFers” to describe the left.

The problem is that the left is given a free pass to describe us any way they desire.


14 posted on 01/24/2010 10:18:39 AM PST by Oklahoma
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To: jessduntno

Liberals think that by defining correct English usage, they can control discourse. Wrong. Let them call us what they like.


15 posted on 01/24/2010 10:18:48 AM PST by Tax Government (Democrats: dealers in economic crack.)
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To: jessduntno

They call us “teabaggers” just to get a reaction and to piss us off. Typical commie/Alinsky tactics. I’ve grown to accept the term “tea bagger” and refuse to acknowledge the negative connotation. I think we all should accept it. As big a numbers as we have, we can take it. We’re the ones fighting for freedom and liberty, we’re right and we know it!


16 posted on 01/24/2010 10:19:05 AM PST by albie
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To: ModelBreaker

“I don’t understand why folks are so sensitive about this. The only people that understand the “joke” are a bunch of snickering faggots and the media elite that hang with them.”

Ignoring this kind of snickering ALWAYS makes it worse...taking the high road is not the answer...pointing out the gutter they are standing in is...you don’t get into it, you point DOWN at it...

This is how they work...make it derisive, use a term that makes people curious, make it so that it really mocks deeply, not just lightly...we can ignore it...you know, like they ignored the Tea Parties...how did that work out for THEM?


17 posted on 01/24/2010 10:20:15 AM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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To: jessduntno
....let them use whatever they want.....the independents can make up their minds who they wish to stand with...losing name callers or American lovers of freedom.
18 posted on 01/24/2010 10:28:21 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: jessduntno

I don’t beg the Enemy.


19 posted on 01/24/2010 10:29:19 AM PST by Gorzaloon (GET him AWAY from the CAMERA!! They are all figuring it out!!!)
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To: Brilliant

Isn’t it crazy that they are “name-calling’, the very voters that they want to woo? I say let them dig their own graves. I hope they keep using the term right up until the 2010 elections.


20 posted on 01/24/2010 10:29:23 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: Oklahoma

” In addition to the examples already given I would suggest “worthless MFers” to describe the left.”

OK, maybe I was a little florid in my last post. I should have said “snickering friends of Dorothy.”


21 posted on 01/24/2010 10:33:16 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: jessduntno

I don’t think we should ignore it, we should adopt it.

There are so many of us we can ruin the word for them.

Signed, a proud Teabagger.


22 posted on 01/24/2010 10:33:42 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, islam will cover the earth with darkness for a thousand years.)
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To: Brilliant

Exactly. Listen to the howls of outrage if someone says Obama will get teabagged in ‘12.


23 posted on 01/24/2010 10:35:50 AM PST by Nickname (2012 - Yes You're Canned!)
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To: Oklahoma
In addition to the examples already given I would suggest “worthless MFers” to describe the left.

'Fisters' works too.

24 posted on 01/24/2010 10:36:44 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, islam will cover the earth with darkness for a thousand years.)
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To: jessduntno

What do you find degrading?


25 posted on 01/24/2010 10:37:41 AM PST by dalereed
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To: jessduntno

Let the LameStreamMedia continue to insult everyday Americans fed up with their elitism. Keep diggin’ that hole deeper!


26 posted on 01/24/2010 10:41:25 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Doogle

“....let them use whatever they want.....the independents can make up their minds who they wish to stand with...losing name callers or American lovers of freedom.”

Kind of like John Mccain did, as opposed to calling them out on their evil strategies like Sarah Palin did?

And, here is an AP post that was changed already...with a little effort to point out to them that what was being said was filthy...so, maybe it works both ways?

Maybe calmly pointing out that the degenerate low life is using names you wouldn’t allow in your home isn’t really all that bad?

Something to think about, I guess...


27 posted on 01/24/2010 10:42:11 AM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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To: Nickname

Personally, I say let’s dispense with the “if.” Just do it.

Obama himself has used the term, so he can’t complain.


28 posted on 01/24/2010 10:43:26 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Nickname

zer0, pelosi, schumer,reed, frank and the rest of the donks were teabagged on tuesday.

no other way to look at it.

feel good about doing it...


29 posted on 01/24/2010 10:44:38 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: jessduntno

There is another approach:

Recall the British derisively referred to American colonists as “Yankee Doodles”.

We made into a proud, patriotic marching song and kicked them out. :)


30 posted on 01/24/2010 10:45:07 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: ModelBreaker
I don’t understand why folks are so sensitive about this. The only people that understand the “joke” are a bunch of snickering faggots and the media elite that hang with them. Who cares about them? They are politically unredeemable.

Because I would be crucified if I called a rat a fudgepacker during an interview. All I want is a level playing field and a consistent set of rules.

31 posted on 01/24/2010 10:48:24 AM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: Brilliant
I've taken to another word. Since the libdems have come so close in the past three important races, yet seen their shots bounce harmlessly off the rim, I've highlighted the rimming they received and have been using rimmers as a descriptive term.
32 posted on 01/24/2010 10:52:10 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: jessduntno

Alway like the lying liberal left. The party of everything gay uses a disgusting gay sex act term to describe people they do not like. Just like they love calling Rush Limbaugh a big “FAT” idiot...they are the party of tolerant...remember, they incessantly preach how they, and not the right, especially Christians, are tolerant. EVERYONE else is intolerant and LIBERAL must be empowered to enact laws to get us to conform.
But...don’t talk about their vast part in the KKK and their part in the Slavery history of the US. These people want only to talk about gun sights with intolerant bible references on them and how a manger scene in a town square is EVIL and on and on and on. Oh, and those rottone TEABAGGERS...yep they want the reference without any question...they are the tolerant left!


33 posted on 01/24/2010 10:54:50 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: jessduntno
Yes, it did. There’s too much inherent bias in news writers; add to this the pressure of maintaining a 24-hour news operation with fewer copy editors, and their real thoughts creep into their stories.
34 posted on 01/24/2010 10:57:29 AM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Brilliant
The more you complain about it, the more they will use that term. It’s just who they are. A better strategy: Start using the term “Teabagged” to describe what happened to the liberals in Massachusetts. One thing about liberals is that they can dish it out, but they can’t take it themselves.

Love it.

35 posted on 01/24/2010 11:12:13 AM PST by conservative cat
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"I don’t understand why folks are so sensitive about this. The only people that understand the “joke” are a bunch of snickering faggots and the media elite that hang with them. Who cares about them? They are politically unredeemable."

Because I would be crucified if I called a rat a fudgepacker during an interview. All I want is a level playing field and a consistent set of rules.

The dangerous part of ignoring the war on conservative philosophy and culture and the degeneration of the language of culture is summed up by the term fisting; it was unknown to most of us until the left introduced it to the general language in an attempt to promote the artwork of a most unsavory type - Mappelthorpe, now considered a hero by the left - with the use of federal funds...in order to understand WHY it was unacceptable, people had to become aware of what it actually meant; it had to have BROAD public understanding to see what exactly it was that the so-called "small band of leftists" or "the politically irredeemable" (who happen to be ruining our country at the moment) were doing...in my opinion, it is unfortunate, but these attacks on us and our culture should be met with forceful and determined resistance, not by ignoring it. As the left found out with Tea Parties, you ignore movements, popular opinion and societal shifts at your peril.

And pointing into the gutter and calling attention to the snakes and vipers that clog it up is NOT "begging your enemy" or "taking the highroad" it is avoiding the possibility of having the gutter overrun the street...

We should know more accept this slimy offense to decency anymore than we did that of the Mapplethorpe Exhibits. Let's define them for those who want to choose sides. This isn't whining, this is calling them out, something we need to do more, not less.

Scott Brown ran on going to the Senate and being #41. He called them out. That's how to win.

36 posted on 01/24/2010 11:15:14 AM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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To: jessduntno

Look up the history of “Yankee Doodle”.

We are far better off adopting the term as our own. Even now, after less than a year, there are far more political overtones to the term than sexual.

The minute we object, we have lost our advantage. Stand strong, stand proud and turn their derision against them.


37 posted on 01/24/2010 11:21:00 AM PST by CurlyDave
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To: Brilliant

I’ve noticed that after 3 elections , Dems are getting the message that they are on the losing end of the deal. Suddenly they seem to be using the term less since they are the ones being defiled , figuratively, politically or any other way any one looks at it. Since they are the ones getting teabagged I am starting to get the joke and it seems they understand they are on the receiving end. With that said, I just as soon see the toilet humor disappear but right now , if they want to continue it, they are the ones getting teabagged and once again they end up the butt of their own sleazeball jokes.


38 posted on 01/24/2010 11:29:45 AM PST by rfpzzzzz
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To: CurlyDave

“The minute we object, we have lost our advantage.”

I honestly do not understand; What advantage is lost?


39 posted on 01/24/2010 11:31:05 AM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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To: Maverick68

“From this day forward, our response to being called “teabaggers” is to politely refer to the Dems as “D-bags”...
please pass it on....”

Excellent! I too am disgusted with the continued use of “teabagger” and this will give good rejoinder.


40 posted on 01/24/2010 11:42:54 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: jessduntno

The left is always trying to create side issues to defocus conservatives. Recognize those efforts for what they are.

Gay marriage is a perfect example. Threatening to tax stock trades is another.


41 posted on 01/24/2010 11:47:08 AM PST by Tax Government (Democrats: dealers in economic crack.)
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To: SumProVita
Or refer to them as teabagees
42 posted on 01/24/2010 11:47:56 AM PST by sonnysteelgrave (Don't Blame me, I'm from Massachusettes)
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To: CurlyDave

Look up the history of “Yankee Doodle”.

Yeah...they were calling us ragtag army...they weren’t calling us “Horse Buggers.”

Not a name we would have embraced, I don’t think.


43 posted on 01/24/2010 12:28:25 PM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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To: sonnysteelgrave

“Or refer to them as teabagees “

Ohhhh...that’s good...


44 posted on 01/24/2010 12:29:20 PM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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To: jessduntno

Point is, by accepting the term, AP is accepting the knowing usage of a factual error. That OUGHT to mean something to them.


45 posted on 01/24/2010 12:30:11 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: CurlyDave

To “sandbag” means to hit with telling blows (think of how heavy a bag of sand is). Why not “teabag” in the same sense?


46 posted on 01/24/2010 12:34:46 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Colonel_Flagg

“Point is, by accepting the term, AP is accepting the knowing usage of a factual error. That OUGHT to mean something to them.”

I think their correction of this latest story tells us that...pressure works and we don’t need to get in the gutter to bring it...


47 posted on 01/24/2010 12:38:41 PM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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To: jessduntno

Suggest to them to do a Google image search using the term...


48 posted on 01/24/2010 12:41:10 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“To “sandbag” means to hit with telling blows (think of how heavy a bag of sand is). Why not “teabag” in the same sense?”

To “Pack Fudge” means to...


49 posted on 01/24/2010 12:43:27 PM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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To: ErnBatavia

Charming, isn’t it? I know it’s becoming another term of endearment that they can use with impunity...while we say “big deal”...well, it is a big deal...we don’t have to fight the scum on the left over it, just point out that it has no place in civil public discourse.


50 posted on 01/24/2010 12:47:35 PM PST by jessduntno ("If you lose MA and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up." - Evan Bayh)
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