"He [President Bush] kissed me in Minnesota, too."

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
January 24, 2007

"On November 5, 2009, thousands of protesters came to Capitol Hill in Washington for Congressman Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) protest against health care reform, capping months of fear-mongering about the dangers of so-called “socialized” medicine.

However, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank noted that at one point, one of the protesters had a heart attack. Luckily, federally-employed medical personnel were able to quickly attend to him — even though they were part of government-run health care, which is supposedly quite dangerous. They rushed over, attaching electrodes to his chest and giving him oxygen and an IV drip.

Then a D.C. ambulance and fire truck, lights flashing, pulled in behind the lawmakers “and the patient, attended to by about 10 government medical personnel, was being wheeled away on a stretcher just as House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) stepped to the microphone. “Join us in defeating Pelosi care!” he exhorted. A few members stole a glance at the stretcher.” By the end of the day, “medics had administered government-run health care to at least five people in the crowd who were stricken as they denounced government-run health care.”

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Just think...a few years ago Michele Bachmann was trying to slip her tongue into Bush's ear after the State of the Union address and now she leading the TEA Party. Unfortunately see isn't mentioning Bush's name at any of the TEA Party rallies.

1 comment:

Roadkill said...


Remember our discussion following your coinage of the term “Hostil-TEA, wherein I pointed out how virtually all of the documented violence taking place at Tea Party rallies has been perpetrated by counter-Tea party demonstrators? Sure you do. Remember - we re-defined the term as follows:

Hostili-TEA: The violent reaction to anti-tax, anti-big government rallies. While mostly (albiet not always) perpetrated by pro-big government liberals, it is invariably blamed on rally participants by liberal bloggers and much of the so-called mainstream media in order to fit their biased perceptions of what the Tea Party movement is all about.

Now I'm not as good at this as you are, but I have a new word-play for you: “Enviolental Activism”
I propose to define it as follows:

Enviolental Activism : The violent activities of a hyper-active cadre of environmental activists, who believes they can best promote their anti-western, anti-capitalism, and anti-US causes though planned and orchestrated vandalism, property crimes, and physical confrontations with police.

It came to me as I was reading about the violent demonstrations taking place in Copenhagen, which - believe it or not - are not getting much play in the American MSM (hmmm). But as reported in today’s UK’s Daily Mail:

“An estimated 100,000 protesters took to the streets of the Danish capital where a UN climate change summit is taking place as part of worldwide 'Day of Action' to fight global warming.”

“ The demonstration …was largely peaceful for most of the day, [b]ut the mood changed late in the afternoon when hundreds of youths dressed in black threw bricks and smashed windows of buildings in the centre of the city.

“Tensions rose and there were also clashes with police during the protest while others staged street sit-ins in their bid to demand a fair and binding new global deal to tackle climate change.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1235284/Copenhagen-climate-change-summit-Thousands-activists-stage-colourful-rally.html#ixzz0ZifdrETy.

You know, Sunny, I still think we ought to get working on a proper definition for “Teabagging.” Remember, we want to work into our definition a point about why Anderson Cooper of CNN - the guy who popularized the term - thinks its hard to talk while teabagging.