"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I just want to interject, both groups sound great on paper. But in actuality, or at least for the Tea Party, the group is nothing but neo-con's gathering under Rush Limbaugh. It's like communism. Good idea gone awry.
I'd assume the Coffee Party is umch the same.
Veni. Vidi. Vici.
-Gaius Julius Caesar
The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself.
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
More of less tea party.
If Tea Partiers are more comfortable waving signs at a health-care protest, these activists seem much more at ease with a cup of java inside the calm confines of a coffee shop.
This weekend marks the kick-off of the Coffee Parties across the country— which has been billed as the liberal response to the Tea Party movement — and I stopped by one of the Washington D.C. area gatherings Saturday morning at Peregrine Espresso in the Eastern Market area — only to find a small gathering of five activists huddled at a small table.
Low-key java drinkers in Washington kick off Coffee Parties | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment
I attended the first organizing event of the nascent Coffee Party at an ungodly hour of a rainy morning in the welcoming Busboys & Poets coffeeshop in downtown Washington, DC. I had persuaded my friend Mary Panke to go with me, believing in her ability to think positive thoughts and to see creative solutions in every issue. I attended mostly out of curiousity and the cynical fear that the Coffee Party was attempting to copy the Tea Party's tactics.
The approximately 50 people in attendance ranged from students, young people in their 20s, a female military officer in her upper 50s who was an ardent pacifist, and many middle-aged people like myself who weren't sure what they were walking into but were open to a new paradigm. Led by activist and entrepreneur Andy Shallal and CodePink founder Medea Benjamin, the meeting's rules were clear: No bashing of the Tea Party and a willingness to talk and listen. The presence of a CNN crew lent a festive air as did the free (organic, free trade) coffee.
Tamar Abrams: Something is Brewing Across America Today: The Coffee Party is Percolating
The first full-fledged gathering of the Kansas City chapter of the newly hatched Coffee Party drew a diverse crowd of about 40 persons to the coffee shop at 63rd and Oak streets in Kansas City.
Coffee Party percolating in Kansas City | Midwest Voices
I attended both Tea parties in my town, population 12,000....... we had 500 at the first, 1500 at the second.
Just like Air America, you Libs can try to copy the program, but you can't compete with the message.
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There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.
Originally Posted by PogueMoran
I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.