Teabagging Against Taxes April 15, 2009Posted by Matt in Obama, politics.
Tags: DeSoto County, Fayette County, Memphis, Obama, porking, protest, taxes, tea party, teabagging
Multitudes are gathering together across our great nation today, April 15, 2009, to participate in one of their fundamental American rights. Hundreds, thousands, perhaps even millions of concerned citizens will come together in unison, their voices intertwining with each other in a cacophony of sound.
The object of their ire: taxes.
Their method of protest: teabags.
Of course this movement harkens back to that great moment over two centuries ago when American patriots, tired of paying taxes without representation, donned traditional Indian garb and dumped shiploads of tea into Boston harbor, effectively teabagging the British government. Once more the call has been heard by those standing against what they perceive as wasteful government spending and corporate bailouts by our own elected officials, yet this time the teabagging parties will stretch far beyond Boston harbor. Today protestors will be teabagging from coast to coast, in parks and in schools and in front of governmental offices, yearning for their voices to be heard. Some are estimating there to be as many as 750 public teabagging events around the nation, some lasting for short times and some all day long, but all focused on Obama and the Democrats.
Not to be outdone, teabaggers will be out in full force in the Memphis area as well. According to an article in the Commercial Appeal, there will be a large gathering at Audubon Park, where the teabagging will begin at 5:00 and another group of teabagging congregants in front of the DeSoto County courthouse at 4:00. One of the speakers at the Memphis event stated that they are, “Hoping for a big mix of people, that they are “Not getting into any of the social or moral things,” and that they, “Hope to have enough to go around for everybody.” Not to be outdone, residents of Fayette county will also host a gala of teabagging followed by a “porking” (participants are asked to bring a can of pork and beans to protest pork spending).
So, when the day is done and the tired protestors retreat beneath their covers after hours of teabagging and porking, at least they will know that their cries of outrage have been heard.