Olbermann and Teabagging: A Great Partnership

Over the last 10 months I have been involved with attending and tracking various Tea Party Protest events.  I have attended two events here in St. Louis and really had a good time at each one.  I took my kids to the first one in February in the shadow of the Gateway Arch.  I wanted them to be present at an event I saw as very pivotal to our Republic.  It was truly the beginning of a much larger movement that quickly spread throughout the country without the help of Republicans or any other high level party official.  The buzz term of the moment is that it was truly organic in nature.

When this movement started to gain steam and be noticed by the main stream media, those on the left decided to associate this movement with a sexual term called “Teabagging.”  For those of you who are not familiar with the true origins of this term, I’m not going to describe the act here on this blog or provide a link – google it if you choose.

Mr. Olbermann was one of the first to coin this term and it actually caught on (I assume it is because of the outrage from the Tea Party Protesters (the preferred term) rather than the paltry viewers he receives each night.)  Now it seems that the this term has been chosen by the Oxford University Press selecting it  as second most popular “word of the year.”  Although Keith was instrumental in creating the buzz on this one, he is now deflecting the blame, if you will, to those in the protest movement.  If he actually cared to do a little study on the origins of the group name it had to do with the parallels to the Boston Tea Party and the taxes that were imposed on the citizens by a governmental power.   Evidently he had to wait until the Oxford University Press defined it for him.  This is what happens when we have a fundamental disregard or blatant ignorance of history.

Keith, you are a blithering idiot of colossal proportions.  You are the one that had these perverted thoughts of “teabagging” and I for one would like to hear you actually own up to it instead of alluding that you simply had some hand it exposing the term.  The fact that it has caught on with the public and some are using the term to describe themselves has more to do with the evolution of the word by your doing.  

My only bone to pick with this movement is why it took so long to get started.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

 

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Local Bakery Says Cap and Trade Will Kill His Business ***UPDATE***

mcarthurs_bakery_signLiving in the St. Louis area is great.  This is a wonderful city with lots to do and also a great environment to raise your family.  To that end it is always good to see a local business make national news.

A local business, McArthur’s Bakery, decided they had had enough when local Representative Russ Carnahan voted to approve the 1,500 page Cap and Trade bill.  Randy and Dave McArthur decided to do what they could to let their customers and others passing the bakery in south St. Louis what his US Representative did – he posted it on his electronic sign.  This attracted not only the attention of Rep. Carnahan, but also the likes of FoxNews.

According to Randy McArthur:

“We make (our product) with electricity, we bake it with gas, we refrigerate and freeze it with electricity and we distribute it with gas and oil,” said McArthur, who said he worries that high prices could cost his company up to $15,000 a year in an industry with a very tight margin for profit.

That video really highlights the concern of small businesses and the real cost of this massive expansion of government for a non-problem.  Hopefully this will start a real uprising of small businesses to show the “real” effects of cap and trade.

 

***UPDATE***

Dave McArthur was interviewed on Glenn Beck’s show last week.  Good interview.

 

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Are You A Racist??

Evidently I am a racist according to that great prognosticator, Janeane Garofalo.   On the hardly watched Keith Olbermann Show on MSNBC, here is what she opined about all of us that attended a Tax Day Tea Party event.

I agree with my friends at The Great Illuminator – keep spewing this crazy talk. This is actually good for the cause and will incite more people to get involved. I can’t wait until the 2010 election. What a slaughter this will be. Should be good fun.

As a parting shot, Lou Dobbs had something to say about the waste of good breathable air (Ms. Garafalo).

Right on Lou! It is good that Ms. Garafalo is sent to the far reaches of the media like MSNBC and Air America. No one actually watches or listens to these programs, they just quote them in blogs.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

********UPDATE************

Here’s a great link to an awesome website that refers to this exact story: http://theblacksphere.blogspot.com/2009/04/racist-garofalo-to-rescue.html.  Enjoy!