Skip to comments.Send a Teabag to Obama- and your Representatives too
Posted on 02/23/2009 7:10:28 AM PST by Sasparilla
King George's Parliament passed a series of laws, called the "Intolerable Acts" by the colonists, to punish them for their involvement in the Boston Tea Party. 90,000 pounds of tea was dumped into Boston Harbor from three British ships. The colonists were understandably upset by the fact that the Crown was passing a series of laws that oppressed the people.
Similarly, many modern day Americans are upset by this nation's turn to a socialist state with taxpayer bailouts to failing corporations, lip service to tax relief, and the possible nationalization of banks. Taking a cue from Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, some Congressmen have even suggested nationalizing the nation's oil companies.
There was a "Chicago Tea Party" on the Board of Trade on February 19th" that was a focal point of the feelings of many. In a live report on the normally staid CNBC, Rick Santelli said, "The government is promoting bad behavior... do we really want to subsidize the losers' mortgages... This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage? Obama are you listening? How about we all stop paying our mortgage! It's a moral hazard..."
Americans are getting get fed up with the rapid move to socialism in our country. Our leaders have turned this country in a direction that was unimaginable even a year ago. Socialism is not in our DNA. It never has been, and it never will be. No, "Spreading the wealth around," is not a good thing. It is not in our fiber to forcefully take from the successful to give to the unsuccessful. Charity is in the heart, and not forced by law. Those who are forced to bear the burden by oppressive tax rates will decide that it is not worth the effort to produce, only to have the majority of the fruits of their labor confiscated by their government, only to be redistributed. The productive ones will simply fold their economic cards, and drop out.
It is time to show those of both parties that we, the people who elected them, are extremely displeased, and mad with the socialist, nanny state direction they are steering our country into. It is time for a new "Tea Party." It is time to stand our ground. It is time for the American people to make a bold statement.
The colonists acted by dumping 45 tons of tea into Boston Harbor. That got the Crown's attention. There is no tea on ships to dump, but there are teabags. Why not send a tea bag to Obama and your representatives, each and every one, from the DC House and Senate to your state legislators?
There's no 45 tons of tea waiting to be dumped into the sea today, but there are tea bags that can be sent out as a potent symbol. 45 tons of tea is just under two million of tea in today's modern teabags. Two million teabags, or more, sent to government will be a loud, modern message of our displeasure.
As has been pointed out in the hundred or so posts recommending this, the tea bags will just end up in the trash in the White House mailroom, never to be seen by anyone of influence. You can’t send any foodstuffs like this to the White House or any other federal government office.
Has any organization offered to collect, publicize and present this kind of protest?
not for nothing...the messiah would be the last person I would wanna teabag.
I’ve only seen the alternative ‘tea party’ protests, most acknowledge that mailing teabags is a waste.
How about we all send pictures of tea?
Ask Obama’s “body man”, Reggie Love about tea bags...
Not to mention the cost of mailing it.
Stamps go up 2 cents on my Birthday this year.
I think Santelli should take Denninger with him to Washington!
I have started putting a tea bag clip art image at the top of my faxes to my congressman and senators.
Also, pinning a teabag to your lapel or collar might be a good way to visually show solidarity.
How much do you want to bet that any teabags sent in will be sent to the FBI and treated as a threat?
Exactly, all the mail going to the federal offices are filtered, largely because of the an thrax scare after 911, it is better to send a tea bag to a local office, of your congress person... I think it would be seen there.. or perhaps not, as any one could feel the strange object in the envelope..and perhaps not open it..better to send a picture of a tea bag..
CHICAGO (WBBM) -- Chicagoans who visited the auto show at McCormick Place over the past ten days might not have been in the market for cars but, hundreds snapped up special commemorative Barack Obama license plates.
At 50 dollars a pair, David Drucker with the secretary of state's office says a thousand Illinois drivers bought the temporary plates during the ten days of the auto show.
Drucker says, "This is what is called a special event plate which means that it's not a permanent license plate. Rather it's good for a 60-day period which will expire on April 17th."
The plates feature a large picture of President Obama and read Illinois salutes President Barack Obama.
After April 17th, the commemorative plates have to be removed and replaced with your regular license plates. They can be kept as keepsakes.
Revenue from the commemorative plates goes to the Illinois Library association's summer reading prorgam.
So instead of tea bagging my wife I should teabag NObama?
I am using the little paper/cardboard tag on my lapel—large enough to draw attention and to be understood—but not so large as to look ridiculous.
We all roll up in white vans with a banner that says "The Boston Harbor." When police come out to make their inquiries, we simply tell them we are returning the tea we dumped in the Boston Harbor.
You can send a tea bag via email. Just write “tea bag” in the email. It won’t have much effect either, but it will be seen by a Congressional staffer.
Members of Congress and the Senate prefer email rather than physical envelopes because of the anthrax scare. I personally think we should send emails that say something like, “I support the Chicago tea party: Kill the stimulus!,” something like that. As I just said, at least a staffer will read it. The trick here is to get enough people to send emails so that our senators/representatives know that a lot of people are unhappy with the “stimulus” bill.
It might work! On the other hand, the MSM might ignore it or report it as something done by right-wing extremists.
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