Late Night: Fireworks and Tea Bagging

Ah, the 4th of July! Picnics, barbecues, fireworks and a new tradition, brought to you by the folks at Fox–tea parties! Forget the ice tea, it’s time to have more tea bagging, as promoted by that sexual maverick, South Carolina’s very own Mark Sanford, along with Glenn Beck and what appears to be the whole Fox news brigade.

Think Progress reports that

Fox News contributor and former News Corp. lobbyist Angela McGlowan is scheduled to appear at the Memphis tea party later this week.

So this is pretty much a Fox sanctioned, if not created event. Hey if you can’t report the news, just make it up.

So far there are 1,334 registered tea parties. Oh yeah, and merchandise. Sadly

the Atlanta Tea Party was forced to cancel its Independence Day celebration in Gwinnett, after losing its location…Although the event was on private property, the mall was able to assert authority on the matter due to recipricol [sic] property easement agreements."

Event Co-Chair Debbie Dooley stated, "Our Atlanta Tea Party team tried for the next day and a half to find an alternative location large enough for the event, and with the proper layout for our vendors, children’s activities, and fireworks show, but we could not find anything suitable that would have been available on July 4th."

Aren’t private property rights really important to Republicans? Along with home school and school vouchers…5098_95184504299_706584299_2024472_1409290_n.jpg

[h/t Think Progress ]

103 Responses to "Late Night: Fireworks and Tea Bagging"
Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:01 pm 1

Teabagging for the 4th


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:03 pm 2

Yeah, because it worked so well the first time…


Suzanne | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:04 pm 3

lisa!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:05 pm 4

Evil! Suzanne!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:06 pm 5

I love that Sanford the sexual maverick is a spokesperson for the tea bagging


Twain | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:07 pm 6

doofus might want to learn to spell “certificate” too.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:07 pm 7
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 5

In this, at least, his constituents may be able to trust him.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:08 pm 8
In response to Twain @ 6

Skool vouchores!


Suzanne | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:08 pm 9
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 5

i so wanna see the look on his face when he gets told what it means


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:08 pm 10

Private property rights are only important when it’s their property. Anybody else’s, who cares?


emerson | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:09 pm 11
In response to Twain @ 6

I think he was going for “certiFiction.” Surprisingly apropos for Faux News.


punaise | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:11 pm 12

yeah, after an unscheduled AWOL vacation I told my boss that I’m trying to fall in love with my job again. That went over real well.


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:13 pm 13

I know what I am doing for the 4th and it doesn’t involve tea bagging. Just clear, cold Rocky Mountain streams and large, brightly colored fish. Rivers are finally fishable and I went out for the first time tonight. Caught two nice little 12 inch rainbows.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:14 pm 14
In response to DrDick @ 10

They don’t worry much about private property if abortions are performed on the premises.


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:14 pm 15
In response to punaise @ 12

I read that earlier. That Jenny Sanford is one lucky gal. She should have kicked his ass to the curb a long time ago.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:16 pm 16
In response to DrDick @ 13

panfried in cormeal or broiled?


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:16 pm 17

Somebody should inform the wingnuts if they want these events to be successful they need to dip their teabags in boiling water…


greenwarrior | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:16 pm 18
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 5

aaah, so our david of carolina needs yet MORE media attention.


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:18 pm 19
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 16

Fresh out of the water. If it’s good enough for bears and The Penguin that way, it’s good enough for me.


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:19 pm 20
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 16

Grilled with herbs. One of my favorite ways to fix them (and I have fixed trout just about every way you can imagine).


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:20 pm 21

Nom nom nom


emerson | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:20 pm 22
In response to DrDick @ 13

Nice. Caught a few myself last week at Siskiyou. All of the 8″-10″ variety.


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:21 pm 23
In response to ratfood @ 19

Can’t say I am up to trout sashimi, though I may try a cerviche one of these days.


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:23 pm 24
In response to emerson @ 22

One of the advantages of having your fish and game regulations set by wildlife biologists is that they understand about natural selection. Montana does not have a minimum size limit, but rather maximum size limits. That creates selective pressure which favors fish that get big fast. I have caught 24 inch rainbows in the rivers here and 20 inch cutthroats, though I had to throw them back.


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:24 pm 25
In response to DrDick @ 23

The citrus in the ceviche might take care of any resident bacteria, not that you probably have to worry about that if it is fresh.


Loo Hoo. | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:27 pm 26
In response to DrDick @ 23

You’re reminding me of my youth when we caught trout and walleye (sp).

Mom dipped them in egg and soda cracker crumbs and fried ‘em on up. Yum!


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:28 pm 27
In response to ratfood @ 25

Unfortunately, those clear Rocky Mountain streams have lots of nasty bacteria like e. coli, listeria, and others. The woods are not the only place the bears shit (as well as the elk, the deer, the moose, et., etc.).


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:30 pm 28
In response to Loo Hoo. @ 26

Funnydiva2002 | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:30 pm 29
In response to punaise @ 12

Hahaha!
My boss wouldn’t have given me a chance even to speak to him/her. My card-key just wouldn’t have worked when I finally tried to drag my sorry a$$ets back to my desk.

FunnyWheelieDiva


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:31 pm 30

Oh gods help us they are having MORE tea bags on July 17, in case you’re like busy…
http://www.atlantateaparty.net/


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:31 pm 31
In response to DrDick @ 27

In that case I’d stick with cookin’ ‘em.


emerson | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:32 pm 32
In response to DrDick @ 24

I like that! The best part is catching the big ones anyway.

We went trolling at 160 feet at dawn in search of the 20-lbers, but they weren’t up yet. Best success came at 15′-20′.


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:34 pm 33
In response to emerson @ 32

You hook into a big 18-24 inch rainbow and you know you have a fish. The best is when they break the water and tail dance on the surface.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:34 pm 34

I used ot go to a trout farm near Los Angeles wiht my dad when I was a kid. You could rent poles and buy corn to use as bait then if you caught one you’d pay by some combo of length and weight


Loo Hoo. | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:34 pm 35
In response to ratfood @ 28

HA! Never caught one of those, thank heavens.


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:34 pm 36
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 30

Woo hoo, that’s my birthday! Hope I don’t get tea-bagged, though, sounds like a drag…


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:35 pm 37

Mmm, ratfood–depends on whose bags are involved..hehehe


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:35 pm 38
In response to Loo Hoo. @ 35

That would be a teeny bit disturbing, wouldn’t it?


emerson | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:36 pm 39
In response to emerson @ 32

umm..the fish story was unintentional. I meant 20 inches. Funny, I usually exaggerate in inches, not pounds…


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:37 pm 40
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 37

Seems like after 50 they turn into knee-bags. I’m good for two more years, though.


nahant | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:37 pm 41
In response to DrDick @ 24

That is a good thing because ya want the adult fish to breed..aah make babies….Little fishes haven’t figured out how to have great sex yet ~!!


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:37 pm 42
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 30

Apparently they think that if five people show up twice a month, it boosts their numbers.


jhwoodyatt | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:40 pm 43

Ye gods, I hope they keep doing this through November 2010.


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:41 pm 44
In response to nahant @ 41

As I recall fish just do a drive-by and spray. In the case of salmon it hardly seems worth the effort of swimming upstream. If I was a salmon I’d probably hang out in the ocean and spawn by myself…


emerson | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:43 pm 45
In response to DrDick @ 33

Yessir. My 13-year-old niece had the best hit-a beautiful 14-16″ rainbow on power bait. She got him to the boat, but he broke off before we got the net in the water.

She gave him a good go, though.


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:49 pm 46

The ousted Honduran president has the worst bluetooth phone I’ve ever seen.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:51 pm 47
In response to ratfood @ 46

post link!!!


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:51 pm 48
In response to ratfood @ 44

There are rather odd consequences to “casting your seed upon the waters,” like inadvertent hybridization. Here in Montana we have a problem with rainbows crossing with cutthroats. They do not actually mate with each other, but they spawn at the same time so free floating sperm sometimes fertilizes the wrong kind of egg. The hybrid, called a Cutbow, is the bane of my existence, since you cannot keep cutthroats from the rivers here and cutbows a classed as cutthroats for fish and game purposes.


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:53 pm 49
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 47

It was in the word “worst.” Kinda hard to see. Here it is again.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:55 pm 50

I wonder what they would have done at the open carry guns and church service in KY if I;d have shown up with this.


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:55 pm 51
In response to DrDick @ 48

Sounds terrible. Guess I’ll have to spawn by myself on land.


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:56 pm 52
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 50

Applaud.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:56 pm 53
In response to ratfood @ 49

wow, that’s tragic, a show phone would be better!


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:56 pm 54
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 50

Yer okay as long as yer packin’ heat.


nahant | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:57 pm 55
In response to ratfood @ 44

Ahh but a SteelHead gets to keep on coming…back that is~ & have some fun before they go back to the big blue..


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:57 pm 56
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 50

I bet Bill Frist wishes he had one of those.


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:58 pm 57
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 53

Bet you get a bowl of soup when you buy that phone. Looks good on him, though.


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:58 pm 58
In response to ratfood @ 51

Kind of pretty actually, but they look like rainbows and are really abundant around here.


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 08:59 pm 59
In response to nahant @ 55

Which is just an anadromous rainbow trout.


ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:00 pm 60
In response to nahant @ 55

If I was going to mimic another species I’d have to pick a bear. Extended gorging followed by a long winter nap. Emerge svelte and rested in the Spring.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:00 pm 61

can cutbows cross back and mate with cutthroats and/or rainbows, or are they sterile?


nahant | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:03 pm 62
In response to DrDick @ 59

ya ya ay I know but they still are fun to catch!! even if you have to catch and release…


nahant | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:05 pm 63
In response to ratfood @ 60

Ya mean no diddling… Oh noseses!!


emerson | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:06 pm 64

ratfood | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:07 pm 65
In response to nahant @ 63

Sure, plus lots o’ pic-a-nic baskets.

Time for me to head out. Splendid evening to all.


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:08 pm 66
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 61

They do breed either with other cutbows or with rainbows (both varieties respond to the red band down the side which both have). They are more aggressive than either parent species and seem to be edging out other varieties in places around here.


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:09 pm 67
In response to ratfood @ 65

Night.


nahant | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:13 pm 68
In response to ratfood @ 65

nite ratfood sleep well(:>))


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:14 pm 69

nighty night


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:15 pm 70
In response to DrDick @ 66

so the cutbows will affect your fishing…?


Suzanne | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:15 pm 71

g’nite ratfood


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:17 pm 72
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 70

They won’t affect the fishing so much as being able to eat the fish I catch. Cutbows are fun to catch, you just can’t keep them. My hillbilly grandfather would spin in his grave if I took up “catch and release” fishing.


DrDick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:21 pm 73

Think I will head out as well. Going hiking again in the morning. Going to try for 9 miles.


KellyCDenver | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:25 pm 74

Hi All – just a one time bit of blogwhoring, and it’s on-topic:

I’m part of a group who is trying to mount an effort countering the tea baggers this weekend. The Million Can March.

I’ll be in Lincoln, NE on Saturday and filming this teabagging event. I’ll post on Oxdown afterward.

The big point is this; if you’re such great and mighty christian nation types, howzabout a little christian-charity-for-your-neighbors? Isn’t that part of your gig? Or is it that they must simply “Suck. It.” because they aren’t sufficiently wealthy?

Anyhow, any and all support for the hungry in our country is welcome at this time. Teabaggers mocked or not.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:26 pm 75
In response to DrDick @ 73

night…!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:26 pm 76

I am kinda excited that there wil be more tea bag fail…it makes for great comedy


PJEvans | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:28 pm 77
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 16

nom nom nom….


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:29 pm 78

there has been some great republican fail this week..Pennsylvania State Sen. John Eichelberger (R)is refusing to apologize for this comment:

They [same sex couples] are not being punished. We’re allowing them to exist, and do what every American can do. We’re just not rewarding them with any special designation.


Suzanne | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:32 pm 79
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 76

especially when they get reminded of what teabagging means…


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:33 pm 80

And I LOVE this from Palin

My favorite thing in the world is to run on hot, dusty roads. I don’t get enough of that in Alaska. So I was in heaven and there were plenty of hills so I knew my thighs were going to just throb and my lungs were going to burn and that’s what I crave.


Loo Hoo. | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:35 pm 81

Hey, am I the only one who didn’t know Ana Marie Cox was Wonkette’s founder?

I thought for some reason that Rachel knew her through Air America.


KellyCDenver | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:35 pm 82
In response to Suzanne @ 79

Hah! Particularly when it’s in the context of “You are what you, um, eat.”


Suzanne | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:35 pm 83

g’nite dr dick


Loo Hoo. | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:36 pm 84

Oh, please, Lisa. The VF article today and now this???!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:38 pm 85
In response to Loo Hoo. @ 84

Suzanne | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:40 pm 86
In response to KellyCDenver @ 82

hehehehehe


Funnydiva2002 | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:47 pm 87

Whooo, boy.
Looks like the anti-development types had themselfs a bonfire tonight near Seattle (Renton). Huge apt bldg under construction, burned to the ground. Looked huge and hot from the news vids.
OK, the newscasters aren’t speculating about ELF, but the last time some pre-McMansions were torched in the area, that was the likely explanation.
Anywaaaay…

FunnyWheelieDiva


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:49 pm 88
In response to KellyCDenver @ 74

The one event I went to had a small food collection going to counter the comments that tea baggers are uncaring jerks. They didnt have a lot of food there.


Loo Hoo. | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:50 pm 89
In response to Funnydiva2002 @ 87

Bummer. I’m amazed anyone’s building anything right now, but geez.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:50 pm 90
In response to Funnydiva2002 @ 87

Otr maybe just someone who likes fire…


Loo Hoo. | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:52 pm 91
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 85

Oh, good point. She loves nothing more than a fight, and this article gives lots of targets!


Suzanne | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:54 pm 92
In response to Loo Hoo. @ 91

only if the fight is about her – and she gets to play the victim


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:54 pm 93

Has anyone seen katymine today?


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:56 pm 94
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 85

Well, duh.

I’d only take that bet if you’re giving a 5:1 payout if she doesn’t scream foul.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:56 pm 95

Not “dignifying” the article with a response would be the best strategy. Especially because there are unnamed sources, so issuing the statement “I don’t respond to anonymous slurs” would work.


KellyCDenver | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:57 pm 96
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 88

Wow, they did? Where/what locale was that?

And I’m not surprised about not-a-lot-of-food. Revphat got banned at redstate for even proffering the invitation to “bring the drinks.”

What can I say? A-Holes!
That’s what I can say. :)


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 09:59 pm 97
In response to KellyCDenver @ 96

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 10:01 pm 98

wow…it’s like late late nighty night time..


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday June 30, 2009 10:02 pm 99

thanks folks for keeping me from macrame!


Funnydiva2002 | Tuesday June 30, 2009 10:02 pm 100
In response to Loo Hoo. @ 89

Yeah, and it was only one of 2-3 block-sized buildings.
I think the financing etc was arranged before the meltdown.
And, yeah, it could just be a fire-bug having a really bad, er, flare-up of the “virus”.
FunnyWheelieDiva


Loo Hoo. | Tuesday June 30, 2009 10:02 pm 101
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 95

She couldn’t possibly let it go at that!


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday June 30, 2009 10:03 pm 102
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 95

And that’s why she will say something.


Loo Hoo. | Tuesday June 30, 2009 10:04 pm 103

Thanks, Lisa. Nighters.


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