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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I guess you forgot what you said. EIther that, or you think misspelt signs are a sign of intelligence
    Yeah... nothing there from Grant about spelling dude....
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Umm, CNBC didn't report on it; they started it
    No, "they" didn't.
    On January 24, 2009, Trevor Leach, chairman of the Young Americans for Liberty in New York State organized a "Tea Party" to protest "obesity taxes" proposed by New York Governor David Paterson and call for fiscal responsibility on the part of the government. Several of the protesters wore Native American headdresses similar to the band of 18th century colonists who dumped tea in Boston Harbor to express outrage about British taxes.[37]
    Later there was one commentator from CNBC.

    On February 19, 2009,[52] in a broadcast from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CNBC Business News editor Rick Santelli criticized the government plan to refinance mortgages, which had just been announced the day before. He said that those plans were "promoting bad behavior"[53] by "subsidizing losers' mortgages". He suggested holding a tea party for traders to gather and dump the derivatives in the Chicago River on July 1.[54][55][56] A number of the floor traders around him cheered on his proposal, to the amusement of the hosts in the studio. Santelli's "rant" became a viral video after being featured on the Drudge Report.[57]
    So to say that CNBC started it is both incorrect and misleading. There is no evidence that Santelli's comments were his own or was a corporate decision.

    Tea Party movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Lenin admirer is still convinced it was MSNBC.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    No, "they" didn't.


    Later there was one commentator from CNBC.
    Proof that the teabaggers did not begin as a "grass roots" movement. It was instigated by a major media network, promoted by a major media network and funded by republican PACs
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

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    Unlike the rightwingers, the left doesnt require everyone to have the same thoughts
    This is one of the few Leftists at this gathering who can string a coherent sentence together, Of course he's full of the usual simpleminded cliches but at least he's a likable guy who appears articulate.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Proof that the teabaggers did not begin as a "grass roots" movement. It was instigated by a major media network, promoted by a major media network and funded by republican PACs
    That records skipping dude... you've made that claim now 3x with nothing to back it up.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Proof that the teabaggers did not begin as a "grass roots" movement. It was instigated by a major media network, promoted by a major media network and funded by republican PACs
    Again!
    On January 24, 2009, Trevor Leach, chairman of the Young Americans for Liberty in New York State organized a "Tea Party" to protest "obesity taxes" proposed by New York Governor David Paterson and call for fiscal responsibility on the part of the government. Several of the protesters wore Native American headdresses similar to the band of 18th century colonists who dumped tea in Boston Harbor to express outrage about British taxes.[37]
    You can chose to read the evidence or ignore it. As a committed leftist, I assume you'll ignore it.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    This is one of the few Leftists at this gathering who can string a coherent sentence together, Of course he's full of the usual simpleminded cliches but at least he's a likable guy who appears articulate.
    All you can do is make up dishonest claims. In the other thread, you called him "ridiculous" but you're backing away from that now because I pwned you.

    I even proved that you agree with him to some degree
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Again!


    You can chose to read the evidence or ignore it. As a committed leftist, I assume you'll ignore it.
    I ignore the dishonest fictions that you post. That wasn't a protest by the Tea Party. It was a protest by "Young Americans for Liberty". It says so right in your quote

    http://www.infoplease.com/us/governm...y-history.html
    CNBC's Rick Santelli is widely credited with launching the grassroots movement. While standing on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on February 19, 2009, he unleashed what can only be called a rant against the Obama Administration's proposal to help homeowners facing foreclosure refinance their mortgages.

    "Do we really want to subsidize the losers' mortgages?" he asked. "This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage that has an extra bathroom and can't pay their bills?" He went on to suggest that he would organize a Chicago Tea Party in July, where capitalists would dump "some derivative securities into Lake Michigan." The video of his tirade became a YouTube hit, and thus the movement was born. Within weeks, Tea Party protests were sprouting up all over the country. The Tea Party name, a clear reference to the American colonists' dumping of tea into Boston Harbor to protest taxes imposed by King George, stands as an acronym as well: Taxed Enough Already.

    Santelli, however, can't claim credit as the sole mastermind of the movement. Prior to his appearance in Chicago, Keli Carender, a Seattle at-home mother also known as Liberty Belle, had been using her blog to get the word out about the populist "Porkulus Protest" she was organizing against President Barack Obama's proposed $750 billion stimulus package. About 100 people showed up for her event in mid-February. Similar events inspired by both Santelli and Carender, followed in quick succession in Denver; Mesa, Ariz.; Tampa, Fla.; and other cities. Tea Party organizers claim that the first nationwide Tea Party protest took place on February 27, 2009, with coordinated events occurring in more than 40 cities.
    Those protests on 2/27/09 where funded with PAC money
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    All you can do is make up dishonest claims. In the other thread, you called him "ridiculous" but you're backing away from that now because I pwned you.

    I even proved that you agree with him to some degree
    You should learn to use quotes properly.

    Is it your contention that people cannot be articulate and ridiculous? Probably the best example of being both is BHO himself.

    And where did you prove I agreed with him?

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You should learn to use quotes properly.

    Is it your contention that people cannot be articulate and ridiculous? Probably the best example of being both is BHO himself.

    And where did you prove I agreed with him?
    So you think the media has done enough to cover the bank bailouts and the financial scandals?
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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