Thursday, April 16, 2009

Post-Tea-Party 'Reports'

First I want to quote an excerpt from the Vancouver Sun article I read yesterday:

""A reportedly corporate-financed grassroots" anti-tax movement, paid for, planned and promoted by right wing think tanks, corporate lobbyists and Fox News Channel, has failed to bring about the "popular uprising" against the Obama administration its creators had hoped for.""

And now I want to post a few photos from the various events around the US, just for the heck of it.
If this was a failure, I bet they don't want to see a Success.... EVER!


  1. The caption in the article states the following:

    "A family holds signs at a "tea party" protest on the grounds of the Colorado tate capitol"

    It's hard to give credibility to a writer who misses the "S" in the word "State"

  2. I suspect this isn't going to be the last of them.

    The media has been strangely confrontational with the crowd and the concept, I don't think this is going to end well.

  3. I think there will be more as well,,, even if they don't do a major country-wide one for another year, it will give people more time to find out about it, think about it, and decide if they will join in on the next one.

    What I noticed too was someone reporting on the news that there were 300 people at the one in Oklahoma. But there were thousands and thousands... I can't decide if the news counted the first few people the showed up and then left, or if they just counted the ones standing on the steps and ignored the giant crowd behind them lol. It was truly bizarre.

  4. I looked fairly hard and I only saw one Black face in any of the pictures.
    How did the news people miss that?
    Or am I racist for even mentioning it?

  5. They didn't miss that Anon. I saw remarks on CNN and NBC about the 'predominantly' white crowd. I'm not sure why they repeatedly make race an issue while at the same time heralding the country to have 'finally crossed racial barriers' with the election of Obama. They mention race DAILY on CNN. DAILY. But apparently tea party protestors are the racists... ummm yeah, whatever eh?

  6. Oh and PS, CNN had to bite their tongues this morning when showing a poll they did where well over 70% of respondents said they were NOT supportive of paying off the current and future US debt with their tax dollars. And there was another poll where over 90% of respondents were unhappy with the amount of tax they pay on everything. So while saying that these rallies had 'low turnouts', their own polls are saying otherwise about people's beliefs. Duh.

  7. The media’s hatred and disgust of these protests is proof positive at how effective they were. Left wing partisans will be cheering the media on, but most people will be even more disgusted with the media. This will strengthen the support for these kinds of protests.

    You would think the Lib-left supremacists would know that. It’s really not surprising that they don’t because their not even close to being as smart as they believe they are.

    Kind of reminds me of that saying “All hat, No cattle. Only, in this case it would be “ All ideology, No brains.

  8. And I assume the crowds have not yet grasped that Obama supported an eightfold increase to IMF resources at the G-20 summit. This means the contribution of the U.S. to Special Drawing Rights at the International Monetary Fund will be $40 billion. Also another $100 billion for New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB).

    This massive increase in foreign aid can avoid much democratic scrutiny and transparency by the U.S. Treasury's attaching it to any spending bill by using the NAB (see the Wall Street Journal editorial, April 14).

  9. ""Today, the SDR has only limited use as a reserve asset, and its main function is to serve as the unit of account of the IMF and some other international organizations. The SDR is neither a currency, nor a claim on the IMF. Rather, it is a potential claim on the freely usable currencies of IMF members. Holders of SDRs can obtain these currencies in exchange for their SDRs in two ways: first, through the arrangement of voluntary exchanges between members; and second, by the IMF designating members with strong external positions to purchase SDRs from members with weak external positions.""

    ""There are two kinds of allocations:

    General allocations of SDRs have to be based on a long-term global need to supplement existing reserve assets. General allocations are considered every five years, although decisions to allocate SDRs have been made only twice. The first allocation was for a total amount of SDR 9.3 billion, distributed in 1970-72. The second allocation was distributed in 1979-81 and brought the cumulative total of SDR allocations to SDR 21.4 billion.

    A proposal for a special one-time allocation of SDRs was approved by the IMF's Board of Governors in September 1997 through the proposed Fourth Amendment of the Articles of Agreement. This allocation would double cumulative SDR allocations to SDR 42.8 billion. Its intent is to enable all members of the IMF to participate in the SDR system on an equitable basis and correct for the fact that countries that joined the Fund after 1981—more than one fifth of the current IMF membership—have never received an SDR allocation. The Fourth Amendment will become effective when three fifths of the IMF membership (111 members) with 85 percent of the total voting power accept it. Currently, 131 members with 77.68 percent of total voting power had accepted the proposed amendment. Approval by the United States, with 16.75 percent of total votes, would put the amendment into effect.""

  10. the WSJ post for anyone interested:



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