READER COMMENTS ON
"'Tea Party: The Documentary Film'"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 10/29/2009 @ 4:50 pm PT...
Want to know something ridiculous? The domain linked at the YouTube site belongs to a guy making $70,000 a year, so his taxes have actually gone down. And as a small businessman, he will immediately qualify for a public option that will save him about 30% on his insurance.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 10/29/2009 @ 7:30 pm PT...
For some reason I'm reminded of this Tom Petty song:
Trouble blew in on a cold dark wind
It came without no warning
And that big ol' house went up for sale
They were on the road by morning
Oh, the days went slow, into the changing season
Oh, out in the cold, for all the wrong reasons
Well she grew up hard and she grew up fast
In the age of television
And she made a vow to have it all
It became her new religion
Oh, down in her soul, it was an act of treason
Oh, down they go for all the wrong reasons
Where the sky begins the horizon ends
Despite the best intentions
And a big ol' man goes up for sale
He becomes his own invention
Oh, the days go slow into the changing season
Oh, bought and sold, for all the wrong reasons
Oh, down they go for all the wrong reasons
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 10/29/2009 @ 7:40 pm PT...
Does this same guy do all of the sneering voice overs for all of the GOP ads? Jon Stewart will love this.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 10/29/2009 @ 9:04 pm PT...
The Voice over dose sound like Joe Cipriano.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 10/29/2009 @ 9:18 pm PT...
If you watch the video, it doesn't even specifically say what they're against.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 10/29/2009 @ 9:55 pm PT...
I can no longer deny that these people are on the right side of history, now that I see there is that one black guy. Because if one black guy can join them, can't all of us? Talk about an Army of One, I think Nate was in every shot. Maybe that's how they got 1.7 million from 16,000 - editing. Like Jesus and the fish. God must be on their side.
And think of how they have been treated, they have been ignored and mocked. People are ignoring the laws of plausibility to victimize the Tea Baggers.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 10/29/2009 @ 10:57 pm PT...
If they were against corporate welfare...what a waste of energy, waay to many contradictions.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 10/29/2009 @ 11:58 pm PT...
That reminds me of the "rent a black guy" they use at the RNC conventions, and they show him from all different angles and sit him in the front row, to make it seem like there's a whole bunch of black people there. I think it's the same black guy at every RNC event.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 10/30/2009 @ 3:23 am PT...
BD, you must mean "Al Jolson" Steele?
He does look like a painted up white guy to me.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 10/30/2009 @ 6:02 am PT...
They are going to be in Tacoma, WA tonight (well, Puyallup actually which is about 4 miles from where I grew up) about 100 miles south of me. It might be worth a trip to be a part of history. Then again, I'd have to give up a poker tournament just to document these asshats.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 10/30/2009 @ 9:29 am PT...
Fuck the tea party. They tax BEER now.
'Beer Party: Tje Soxumentary Film'
You know things are getting bad when the problem with your network is a empth beer bottle in your server! --- heheheh
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 10/31/2009 @ 9:50 pm PT...
What really frightens me is that there are such numbers of fools. They think they have an honest bone to gnaw on? They're biting at air.
Why not chew on the bone called torture? Or, spying on own citizens? How about scores of warcrimes? No big deal, huh?
I live in Washington State in Kitsap county, Soul Rebel, and I'm interested in knowing about the event you spoke of. It's past, but I'd like to know more. Yeah, I hope someone I know didn't go. My friend and I, very close to him don't see eye to eye, on politics. Interesting dilemma. I'm sure we've all dealt with someone close who is a Conservative. Painful, isn't it?
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 11/1/2009 @ 4:56 pm PT...
Interesting that it's hard to tell whether this is a parody or not.
Sorry Brad, but the cinematography is better then yours.
If this IS a parody and is an actual movie, it's likely to ignite the right wing fart that is teabaggery.
Hit the dirt!
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2009 @ 11:53 am PT...
Look I don't wanna start any fights here, but this is a little agitating to me. I went to the first tea parties in Memphis TN, and there were a lot of really cool people there with many different viewpoints. And while it was about 75%white or european, there were still quite a few black people, and they were there on their own accord. Did any of you go to your tea party and talk with any of the people there? I don't see how you folks come to these conclusions from a 1 1/2 min. trailer for an independent documentary film. I noticed blubonet mention conservatives. Let me ask you this what does conservatism mean to you? how would you define it? Do you know what neo-conservatism is? Do you know what the difference is between the 2? It makes me sad to see the polarization of American Society, at large. We all have a voice that needs to be heard, and this tea party movement has been building up for a long time. When I used to talk about how bad things were under the Bush 43 presidency I never used to get into heated debates. Now when I talk about how things haven't gotten any better with the new president, I get called racist, stupid, right wing nut-job or whacko(and I vote independent). I can't speak for everyone in the tea party movement, but for those that I know personally, we want government to stop being a corporation. We want sound money. We want to have a strong national defense without a perpetual state of war( and we want to end any unconstitutional war, i.e. Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Drugs). We want to the government to provide security for law and order, not playing banker and policemen for the Earth. We even want clean energy, but we know that this cap and trade scheme will do nothing but make energy cost more. We do want to help the less fortunate people of this country, by empowering them as individuals and weening them off of the government's tit.
All of these comments ahead of mine seem so cynical and abrasive. I'm reminded of song, too. Except it's not really the song "Right Now" by Van Halen, it's the text they flashed on screen in the video. Near the end it says, "Right Now our government is doing things we think that only other countries do." That video came out under the Clinton Admin., but all this goes back even farther than that. Peace to all you fine folks, I hope that you will all find a common ground to stand on with those Americans you don't outwardly agree with. We are all in this together.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 11/2/2009 @ 3:17 pm PT...
Kevin @ 14 said:
Did any of you go to your tea party and talk with any of the people there?
Yes. You can watch the video of that here.
I don't see how you folks come to these conclusions from a 1 1/2 min. trailer for an independent documentary film.
I don't think they did. I believe they came to that conclusion from the months of idiocy we've seen from these loons.
I noticed blubonet mention conservatives. Let me ask you this what does conservatism mean to you? how would you define it?
Can't speak for blubonet, but I'll speak for me. It means following the rule of law, the Constitution, accountability in government, etc. Ya know, exactly what "conservatism" used to mean before the Bush/Tea Bagger types bastardized it for their own cynical manipulation of the masses.
It makes me sad to see the polarization of American Society, at large.
Me too. Wish the tea bagger crowd had an interest in not doing that. Instead, that is the very foundation of their "movement".
this tea party movement has been building up for a long time.
No, it hasn't. If it had been, then all of those tea baggers would have been joining all of us in the streets, over the last eight years, shouting for clean government, clean elections, accountability, fighting to save the constitution, etc. They weren't. They were busy calling the good folks here "moon bats" when they stood up for precisely the things the tea baggers now claim to believe in (but don't really).
When I used to talk about how bad things were under the Bush 43 presidency I never used to get into heated debates.
I guess you weren't talking to the tea baggers back then, because I talked to plenty of them about that, and got into plenty of heated debates when they supported Bush's big government, intrusion into citizens private lives, illegal wars without end, violation of basic constitution rights like habeus corpus, torture, war crimes, etc.
Who the hell were you talking to?!
I can't speak for everyone in the tea party movement, but for those that I know personally, we want government to stop being a corporation.
Good. Me too. DId you want that over the last 8 years? If so, then you need to get the hell out of the tea party "movement", advocate against them for coopting your legitimate grievances for their bald-faced partisan ends, and call them out for all of the above. They do not join you in hopes of ending the corporatocracy.
We want sound money. We want to have a strong national defense without a perpetual state of war( and we want to end any unconstitutional war, i.e. Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Drugs). We want to the government to provide security for law and order,
The folks at those tea bagger rallies want none of the above, else they'd have been in the streets for the past eight years, and still in them now calling for things like accountability for George W. Bush and friends.
We do want to help the less fortunate people of this country, by empowering them as individuals and weening them off of the government's tit.
You might. And the tea baggers might, but it's not the "less fortunate people of this country" who are sucking all the milk out of that teet. It's the corporations and their uncountable corporate welfare they continue top suck from the government teet. And I've yet to see any tea bagger call for an end to it.
As I say, I think you need a new movement. Yours has been stolen by the wackos, just as they succeeded in stealing your entire party in the years prior. They are your worst enemy, not the people here, my friend.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 11/3/2009 @ 5:38 pm PT...
Well said, Brad.
Yes, if anyone is against the fusion of government and corporate power, the TeaBaggers are the LAST source for that. Corporate power FUNDED the "movement" of the tea baggers. It's merely an attempt to derail the massive support AGAINST those corporate Republican/"Conservative" operations. Freedom Works is just the insurance company's (and Teabaggers' operating capital)fund to muddle the minds of Americans. Sadly, it has.
Republicans always vote for the defense corporate power, and most all corporate power, not to say the Dems are totally innocent, but the Republicans are completely corporate whores.
An example I can give you: I saw this on C-SPAN, A Dem, after reviewing the massive fraud, and waste of taxpayers' money, Halliburton and other defense contractors had been pulling, the suggestion by the Dem, was to have an oversight commitee to end the waste of those many billions. EVERY Republican voted against it. I guess we know who their secret Santas are, huh?
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 11/3/2009 @ 5:41 pm PT...
Incidentally, Kevin, if you're still coming around here, I'd like to mention, that when you post, it's a good idea to divide up your thoughts into paragraphs, to better communicate, without the sense of overload for readers.