Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Iced tea

I like unsweetened iced tea served with a lemon wedge. I add just a sprinkle of sugar. Mister Apple Pie Restaurant in Rahway NJ & a stand in Keansburg Amusement Park midway serve good, plain brewed iced tea.
"No taxation without representation" began as a slogan in the period 1763-1776 that summarized a primary grievance of the British colonists in the Thirteen Colonies. In short, many in those colonies believed the lack of direct representation in the distant British Parliament was an illegal denial of their rights as Englishmen, and therefore laws taxing the colonists (the kind of law that affects the most individuals directly), and other laws applying only to the colonies, were unconstitutional. In recent times, it has been used by several other groups in several different countries over similar disputes. Wikipedia entry
Residents of the District of Columbia lack representation. Residents of our territories aren't subject to federal taxes. So what's with the tea bag thing? I wouldn't have a problem with a tax protest if I thought the tea baggers were true fiscal conservatives. But other than Ron Paul, they've disappeared from the Republican Party. Paul points out that the whole set up is rigged to feed both parties. The biggest racket of all is war; government makes, profiteer takes. Where were these protestin' clowns the past 8 years? So what do the bail outs & stimulus packages mean?
Curiously, the only organization in Boston re-enacting the original tea party -- the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender group -- was not associated with the partisan movement. But instead of tossing tea bags overboard, it planned to dump federal tax forms into the harbor on Wednesday night to protest the unequal tax treatment of married same-sex couples. New York Times
If that kid makes it to Disney, hope it's on Gay Day.

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And let's not forget that "teabagging" is, to put it bluntly, a sexual act involving the male balls!!!!!!!
Let's not also forget that Obama has tripled our national debt in only 2 that's a record. And's expensive to live in NJ..Corzine's an idiot too.
Ouch, that one hurt! I recommend an economics class for the NJ resident, with perhaps focusing on a recap of the last eight years worth of this country's "national debt." History, my friend, is a wonderful tool to understanding today.
All day I kept wondering when they were gonna start tea-baggin' each other. Can that be shown on cable TV?
Teabagging, according to SITC [NSFW]
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