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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Once...just once...I wish someone that gets "caught" or "exposed" with one of these comments would come out and say..."I'm very sorry people are offended. Yes...we said it. yes...we meant it. Yes...we thought then that it was funny and still do. Its a comic book...get over it".

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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    this is more obnoxious lies by one of the usual suspects...



    Please link to where they specifically refer themselves as "teabaggers"....
    Well it's just not out there. But the link I posted does prove that the term came from the kid holding the sign that says "Tea Bag the Liberal Dems before they Tea Bag you". This is a classic example of a joke blowig up in your face. It's a gaffe, the Tea Partier who made the sign wanted to be offesive and mean with a dirty joke and now the back lash is the label 'tea bagger'. Deal with it.
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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i think the point is that the tea partiers coined the term themselves. that was not a lie, and you should acknowledge that. i'm happy to acknowledge the term is used as an insult now.

    civil debate demands it.
    Except nobody in the Tea Party coined the term in reference to the Tea Party movement. Your link certainly did not prove that. In fact you will be hard pressed to prove that a movement that began with mailing "tea bags" to elected leaders in reference to the Boston Tea Party, would then turn around and use the term to describe themselves while simultaneous adopting the name "Tea Party" to describe themselves. Even grade school children "get" what Tea Party means. The derogatory term "tea bag" has been around for quite a few years now, and nobody in the Tea Party suggested that be the name of the group for obvious reasons. Any argument otherwise is utterly stupid and plainly obvious as such.

    It is kinda funny watching posters at DP line up to try and claim that the Tea Party called themselves "Tea Baggers" by "coining" the term "Tea Bag" in reference to jettisoning the current leaders and policies they disagree with in Washington DC.

    Lastly the term "tea bag" was "coined" long before 2009 and the Tea Party came along. Jesus it is amazing just how willing some are to dissemble.

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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Loin View Post
    Funny thing is that I know (off hand) three people who attended the Tea Party gathering here in front of the Alamo some time back. Two of them are African American and the other is Mexican American. But a picture of any of them holding a sign saying "Tea Bag the Dems before they Tea Bag you" would not help the narrow minded label Tea Party members as racist, so ya know............
    Totally off topic but waaaaaay cool image of the Micronauts' Baron Karza you have for your avatar.
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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Totally off topic but waaaaaay cool image of the Micronauts' Baron Karza you have for your avatar.
    One of my favorite toys from Childhood. Still have him in a box in the attic.

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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Loin View Post
    One of my favorite toys from Childhood. Still have him in a box in the attic.
    Wow. My brother and I had pretty much the whole set of Micronauts toys as kids... of course we totally destroyed them. But it was fun while it lasted.
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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Well it's just not out there. But the link I posted does prove that the term came from the kid holding the sign that says "Tea Bag the Liberal Dems before they Tea Bag you". This is a classic example of a joke blowig up in your face. It's a gaffe, the Tea Partier who made the sign wanted to be offesive and mean with a dirty joke and now the back lash is the label 'tea bagger'. Deal with it.



    So you admit, you're being obnoxious and that no one from the tea party movement refered to themselves as "tea-baggers".


    So why do you advocate the murder of US troops? I mean you want to use one person to slander an entire group. I'm going to use your logic to do the same.
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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So you admit, you're being obnoxious and that no one from the tea party movement refered to themselves as "tea-baggers".


    So why do you advocate the murder of US troops? I mean you want to use one person to slander an entire group. I'm going to use your logic to do the same.
    Wow, look man if the roles were reversed here you know that you would be using the term. As far as being obnoxious, the original sign is obnoxious and offensive, in fact the whole rhetoric of the Tea Party Nation is obnoxious hyperbole and you know it.
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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So you admit, you're being obnoxious and that no one from the tea party movement refered to themselves as "tea-baggers".
    Actually, since that sign says "Tea bag the liberals" it implies that the tea partiers are going to be placing their nuts in the liberals mouths. This would make them teabaggers (as the giver is the teabagger, the recipeint is the teabaggee).

    Since the stated goals of at least some tea partiers was to tea bag others, for whatever reasons, they are essentially taking on the role of teabagger.

    Thus, the term was simply applied to them based on their own claims about the behaviors they were engaging in.

    It is not an insult as long as they do not let it be an insult. If they stayed the course, and embraced the name, saying they are teabagging Washington one liberal mouth at a time, the negative connotations would never have occurred.

    It is not inherently wrong to be a teabagger. It's the best way on the planet to have one's nuts sucked on.

    The tea partiers really do have no one to blame but themselves for the name being used as an insult. The people have to take offense. They cannot be given it. It's an active decision on their part to get insulted over a name was basically accurately applied given their own description of their purported actions.

    If they choose not to embrace it, even after implying that it was accurate to apply it, it is their own fault.
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    Re: Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

    Do people still read comic books?

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