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  • G20 & TeaParty Protestors

    This video has something for both ends of the political spectrum.
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/th...g20-protesters

    A John Oliver report (Daily Show) on why the liberal G20 protesters could use some pointers from the Tea Party groups. Some cheap shots both ways don't flame me over it I just thought some people would find it amusing.
    Last edited by Citizen85; 10-02-2009, 01:41 PM.
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    There were some Tea Party types at the G20 protests, but I think they were intelligent enough to recognize that they would get better publicity by making their point peacefully. I do not think that the general public is swayed in favor of rioters these days.
    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      No most definitely not. I think protests have become way too common, the scary thing is what people will resort to now that protesting falls upon deaf ears. Getting a single guest on a T.V. show can get you more coverage and actually get your ideas out a better than getting 50k people to protest.

      I just thought the video was kind of funny. Reminded me of the Penn and Teller Bullsh*t episode about environmentalism.

      I had to add after re-reading your post DAL, and I am really not trying to pick a fight here, but a protest and a riot are wholly different things.
      Last edited by Citizen85; 10-02-2009, 10:29 PM.
      "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

      — John Stuart Mill

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DAL View Post
        There were some Tea Party types at the G20 protests, but I think they were intelligent enough to recognize that they would get better publicity by making their point peacefully. I do not think that the general public is swayed in favor of rioters these days.
        So what are you saying? That a Tea Party 'type' (conservative) went to Philadelphia with the intention of obstructing traffic, smashing out windows and rolling a dumpster into police and then changed their minds when they got there.
        The liberal politician has the only job where they go to the office to work for everyone but those who pay their salary.

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        • #5
          Did anyone notice the absence of any remarks or effigies of Obama. That collection of rejects, communists, socialists and anarchists know they have their 'man' in the White House.
          The liberal politician has the only job where they go to the office to work for everyone but those who pay their salary.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tony.o View Post
            So what are you saying? That a Tea Party 'type' (conservative) went to Philadelphia with the intention of obstructing traffic, smashing out windows and rolling a dumpster into police and then changed their minds when they got there.
            Perhaps you are inferring that, but I certainly did not say that. I presume that they went there to protest peaceably, which is what they did. I also reject your characterization of Tea Partiers as conservatives. Many are libertarians and reject socially conservative positions.

            I did see a video, however, in which a person said to be Tea Party organizer appeared to have been exhorting police officers not to follow the orders given by their superiors. I do not know whether the description was accurate, although someone was definitely shouting a police officers to disobey their orders. It is entirely plausible that a libertarian would do that.
            Last edited by DAL; 10-04-2009, 07:47 PM.
            Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
            Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tony.o View Post
              Did anyone notice the absence of any remarks or effigies of Obama. That collection of rejects, communists, socialists and anarchists know they have their 'man' in the White House.
              I dunno Tony that guy at 1:50 is pretty sure "Barack Obama is C.I.A."
              "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

              — John Stuart Mill

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