...at least as a counter-protester. If you haven't heard, on April 15th thousands of right-wing conservatives are going to be holding nation-wide "tea-bagging" protests. On tax day, they plan on taking boxes of teabags and dumping them into the waterways in an homage to the American Revolutionaries.
Go ahead, giggle. It's ok. Even Rachel Maddow couldn't keep a straight face for this one.
Anyway, Fox News ( in their oh so balanced and fair reporting) has been hyping the protests to the max, giving loactions, times, websites, phone numbers...they've been pimping hard.
According to Bob Cesca of The Huffington Post:
"It began with the on-air rant from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange by the Coward Rick Santelli -- 'coward' because he's apparently too afraid to go on The Daily Show and, instead, Jim Cramer went on and took a beating for something that Santelli basically started...the basic idea of the tea bag revolution is to protest against government bailouts and in favor of tax cuts for the wealthiest five percent of Americans. Ultimately, the tea baggers (can I call them that?) appear to be against allowing the Bush's tax cuts to expire. Strangely, they also appear to be against President Obama signing into law the largest middle class tax cut in history. They're also against helping middle and working class "losers" keep their homes."
Adding on to this fail-whale of a plan (besides the terrible name) is the fact-historians, break out the tissues because this is going to make you cry-that their actions fall in line more with what our forefathers were fighting against in the first place:
"It turns out that that the tea baggers, led in part by Michelle Malkin, Glenn Reynolds and the Coward Rick Santelli, are politically more in line with the tax policies of King George than the views of the Sons of Liberty and the colonial patriots. The tax baggers emulating a protest against a corporate tax cut -- but, oddly, in support of tax cuts for the rich and corporations. Furthermore, King George was against a corporate bailout loan. And so are the tea baggers. And I don't think it'd be a stretch to suggest that many of the tea baggers are recipients of the president's middle class tax cut."
Personally, I love the fact that tax cuts for the rich+powerful= good, but tax cuts for the middle and working class=UNAMERICAN ANARCHY OH GOD NO YOU JUST WANT TO GIVE THE WELFARE
Ahem. Just kidding.
no not really
You can read the full article here.
HuffPo has a sign-up sheet for anyone who wants to volunteer as an on-site reporter. They aren't asking people to infiltrate, but if you happen to be there and you happen to want to report on the
lulz events, they would be happy to support you.