Apr 3, 2009
Sam the digital converter box promoter to appear at ‘tea party’
Does every protest by right-wingers involve the Boston Tea Party?
Apparently, because of their lack of imagination it does. They are at it again, and on tax day on April 15 they are planning another “Tea Party” to protest “wasteful government spending at the state and national levels.” Apparently, they have even gone as far as to mail tea bags to political leaders.
They pulled a similar stunt in February that I called “Music and Meander.” They inflated the numbers of people who attended the event, and then attacked me because I underestimated the people who attended. I corrected my numbers, but they stuck with their inflated numbers.
But while they were hammering me on numbers, they inconveniently failed to explain what the Boston Tea Party has to do with the protest. The Boston Tea Party was staged to protest the Tea Act of 1773, and it was part of the discontent brought about by the Stamp Act of 1765. The Colonists were protesting "Taxation without Representation."
Will somebody please explains to me how this is Taxation without Representation? The American people spoke loud and clear in November, and the people they want representing them are representing them.
Perhaps instead of tea bags and signs displaying what they are told to write, they should bring a text book.
One of the organizers of the misguided "protest" in Lansing is rightwing extremist Howell Public School Board member and founding member of the defunct anti-gay hate group called LOVE - (Livingston Organization for Values in Education) Wendy Day. She was quoted in a recent edition of the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus as saying she hopes the President is listening.
“This is a grassroots effort, much like the Boston Tea Party, of standing up against the oppression of big government and out-of-control spending,” she said.
What she needs to do is audit a history class at Howell High School, or better yet, attend one of Mark Oglesby's government classes.
The Lansing people are all atwitter because Samuel Wurzelbacher – AKA “Joe the Plumber” – is going to appear. You will recall that he gained instant celebrity status after a chance encounter with President Obama and asked him a question during a campaign stop in Toledo. After that, the McCain camp trotted him out at campaign stops and shopped him as the everyman Joe the Plumber.
It turns out he wasn’t a plumber and his name wasn’t even Joe. We know President Obama will be good for the country, but he has been especially good for Sam the digital converter box promoter. He has been unqualified for every job he has held since October 12, 2008. and I can’t understand why anyone but his family and friends care about what he has to say, but they are calling his appearance a “big get.”
I guess Victoria Jackson was already booked.