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Observations on the coverage or lackthereof the Tea Parties.


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#31 natty

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 05:00 PM

Excellent rebuttal. I look forward to hearing more of your insightful opinion.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 05:22 PM

It's like there is anger on the left that people would do this. Let me remind you...

1. No one got hurt
2. Nothing was destroyed, except maybe the reputation of some reporters on the left


It was just some people letting off steam. They don't like the direction this country is now headed and they said so.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 05:47 PM

You could also say the g20 protests were just people letting off steam. It was a very small percentage of people getting violent(and considering a larger group not spread out, younger more energetic crowd, police presence in riot gear, etc), but that's beside the point. The point is that this board immediately downplayed the g20 protest as 'just a bunch of liberal nutjobs'. But when people downplay these tea party protests as 'just a bunch of right-wing nutjobs', everyone is up in arms starting multiple threads to try and convince everyone that it's a bi-partisan, grassroots protest.

It's 2 very similar events that were looked at in completely different ways. I don't think it's anger from the left on these protests happening, it's anger on how obvious prejudice was applied.

Just for the record, I think both were equally stupid, unproductive and too vague. If you're going to protest something make it targeted and practical.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 05:54 PM

You could also say the g20 protests were just people letting off steam. It was a very small percentage of people getting violent(and considering a larger group not spread out, younger more energetic crowd, police presence in riot gear, etc), but that's beside the point. The point is that this board immediately downplayed the g20 protest as 'just a bunch of liberal nutjobs'. But when people downplay these tea party protests as 'just a bunch of right-wing nutjobs', everyone is up in arms starting multiple threads to try and convince everyone that it's a bi-partisan, grassroots protest.

It's 2 very similar events that were looked at in completely different ways. I don't think it's anger from the left on these protests happening, it's anger on how obvious prejudice was applied.

Just for the record, I think both were equally stupid, unproductive and too vague. If you're going to protest something make it targeted and practical.



For the record, I questioned the g20 protests because I didn't know what they were protesting. I still don't understand getting violent over it.

Again, the "tea parties" were simply people letting off steam. And the left couldn't even let them do that.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:01 PM

You could also say the g20 protests were just people letting off steam. It was a very small percentage of people getting violent(and considering a larger group not spread out, younger more energetic crowd, police presence in riot gear, etc), but that's beside the point. The point is that this board immediately downplayed the g20 protest as 'just a bunch of liberal nutjobs'. But when people downplay these tea party protests as 'just a bunch of right-wing nutjobs', everyone is up in arms starting multiple threads to try and convince everyone that it's a bi-partisan, grassroots protest.

It's 2 very similar events that were looked at in completely different ways. I don't think it's anger from the left on these protests happening, it's anger on how obvious prejudice was applied.

Just for the record, I think both were equally stupid, unproductive and too vague. If you're going to protest something make it targeted and practical.


Unless the thread title was totally different i couldnt find much on the g20.

Yes, both sides do downplay or look the other way depending on the topic.
Not earth shattering news. I have said it alot, what baffles me more than anything else is really how low brow those in the media who may not have liked the tea party, which is totally cool, to stoop to the level of discrediting that they did. From the Daily Show or Late Night shows I expect that and get it.
From news? Strange.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:03 PM

It was wasteful spending. New Orleans is below sea level.


Irrelevant if the wetlands are restored along with strong levees.

the dutch have made it work, can the U.S not do the same? or are you admitting the U.S is inferior to the Dutch?

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:10 PM

Irrelevant if the wetlands are restored along with strong levees.

the dutch have made it work, can the U.S not do the same? or are you admitting the U.S is inferior to the Dutch?


Isn't most of the Netherlands in that situation? Don't know much about them.

Are there parts of New Orleans that are above sea level? If so, how about rebuilding there? Why put yourselves in a situation of having to rebuild all over again? If something happened to New Orleans this summer, there would be no money to do this, anyway.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:15 PM

there's not an inch of america that's immune from natural disaster. we rebuild.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:16 PM

The French Quarter and parts of Uptown New Orleans are above sea level. They've already started on the '100 year storm' levees this year and they've closed a shipping channel that flooded a whole district of the city. Lots of progress is being made.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:24 PM

The French Quarter and parts of Uptown New Orleans are above sea level. They've already started on the '100 year storm' levees this year and they've closed a shipping channel that flooded a whole district of the city. Lots of progress is being made.


Well I hope nothing like Katrina ever happens there again. But I also hope they are smart about rebuilding there, in case it does.