Thursday, January 21, 2010

Our own little tea party

Why not, I woke up thinking. Why not form our own little version of the tea party movement? We are certainly fed up enough. We are certainly done with trying to cooperate while we are asked to wait. We do have a real agenda of concerns that need to be acted on. So why the hell not?

But first, lets go see what the tea party network is already doing. I took the time to join up and then look around, starting with the ning network guidelines where I found the following strictures against posting:

in a manner that is libelous or defamatory, or in a way that is otherwise
threatening, abusive, violent, harassing, malicious or harmful to any person or
entity, or invasive of another's privacy;

in a manner that is harmful to minors in any way;

in a manner that is hateful or discriminatory based on race, color, sex,
religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability,
sexual orientation or age or is otherwise objectionable.

And yet, at the Tea Party site there were quite a few malicious and harmful videos and comments being posted. Hmmm. I guess I'll be seeing if the taplin blog got it right when he suggested the Republican Tea Party is a closed movement.

Meanwhile, back to my original thought. Why not do our own tea party thing? I think a full page ad in the LA Times would be a great place to start. I'll be back when I find out how much that would cost and if the Times guidelines would restrict us saying what we want to say.


Brian said...

I've often thought it should be the Penny Party; as in where did did the money go? We've lost hold of allocation in a jungle of line items and it's not purely vertical hierarchy that done it. There's intense slop in every sector and the Tea Party smells it. Yeh, yeh, audits are so-o-o unappealing, elites are better targets, the wealth is so hidden.

At every Penny Party Convention there's a spreadsheet expo out back in the tents. HA!

rhbee said...

Well, for one thing, personalizing the Tea Party by giving it a nose is quite a stretch for me. As I understand it, there is no actual Tea Party to have a nose. There is the idea of protest, the air of complaint, the endless self-congratulatoriness of being part of a movement but a nose for what is happening in the world of politics and the budget of the US. No, no nose there. Just the sound of more soldiers dying, more jobless sighing, and wait, of yeah, there it is, the Tea Party crying.