Friday, March 6, 2009

The Tea Party: Join the Revolt

On December 16, 1773, the original Patriots put their lives on the line. With an envelope, a stamp, and a bag of tea, millions of Americans can send a peaceful message.


With sincerity and respect, we ask that you join us on April 1st, 2009, in sending the Oval Office a Tea Bag, in honor of the party in Boston on December 16, 1773, and in anticipation of its nationwide symbolic re-enactment in the summer of 2009.

The White House mailing address:
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington , D.C. 20500

Other suggestions:

Mail tea bags, pictures of tea, empty tea bags, strings with the labels, boxes of tea, or Tea Party fliers or invitations to:

1.  Your Representative 
2.  Your Senator
3.  Your Governor
4.  The IRS
5.  The Federal Reserve
6.  Treasury Secretary Geithner
7.  Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or Barney Frank
8.  Arlen Specter, Olympia Snow or Susan Collins
9.  Barry Obama

Some have suggested that the tea bags should be sent on April 15th - the day tax returns are due.  July 4th would be another important date.

The date(s), recipients, symbols, and messages are not necessarily the most important considerations.  The key is to continue to add more momentum to the grassroots Tea Party initiative.   As time progresses, the effort will become more uniformly organized.  Until then, we want to continue to let the greedy pigs in Washington know they've crossed the linethey've recklessly burdened future generations, they've usurped too much power and they've seized too much money. 

Send a tea bag to Washington! Enter your name to pledge, or click on the teacup icon to learn more.


Tea bag caveats
Given the more stringent security procedures for mail handling enacted after 9/11, there are no guarantees envelopes containing mailed teabags will get through to the White House without being discarded or significantly delayed...

Bush versus Obama
Stunning video comparison of two presidents and the Marines serving them.

Some Fear Obama Tax Hikes Will Hurt Charities
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A Moderate Manifesto
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What Recession? 
Jennifer Aniston Spends $50,000 on Haircut...Okay Obama, time to get back on your soap box.

War on travel? 
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Rev. Wright Cautions: Obama 'Ain't Jesus'
President's longtime minister, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, says his former congregant is just like any other president and that he "ain't gonna improve your child's reading score."

CNN's Gupta Bails on Obama
Gupta had misgivings about both the pay-cut he would have to take and the fact that he might be reporting to two high-level bosses. 

Obama Snubs British Prime Minister
What the British are saying:
  • Obama To World: Drop Dead!
  • Very odd and, frankly, exceptionally rude treatment of a British PM...
  • Obama is running scared...
  • We get the point, sunshine: we're just one of many allies and you want fancy new friends. Well, the next time you need something doing, something which impinges on your national security, then try calling the French, or the Japanese, or best of all the Germans. The French will be able to offer you first rate support from their catering corps but beyond that you'll be on your own.  When it comes to men, munitions and commitment you'll soon find out why it pays to at least treat the Brits with some manners.
  • Obama's blockbuster gift for Brown to reaffirm the 'special relationship': 25 DVDs.
  • Don't call us in future.
Even The Huffington Post has recognized the disgrace: Gordon Brown Faces Humiliation After Obama 'Snub'.

Tea party cards and other stuff.

Breaking News: Hillary Clinton's Stupid Stunt Backfires in Russia
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a red "reset button" to symbolise improved ties, but the gift drew smiles as the word "reset" was mistranslated into the Russian for "overcharge".


suek said...

I've heard that Obama doesn't want "Hail to the Chief" played at ceremonial events either. (that is, if he permits any ceremonial events) I don't know if that was a one time thing or a permanent thing.

It's as if someone took a ragamuffin kid off the street, put him in the Royal Court and expected him to know the rules of etiquette after being prepped by his street buddies. He doesn't.

Even "My Fair Lady" took months and months of training!

RightKlik said...

Suek: for all the talk about how much style Obama has, he doesn't have an ounce of class.

Grandma J said...

I joined the tea party, and I intend on sending teabags on April 15th to my representatives.

Humble wife said...

The Double Nickel Farm is in on the Tea Party.

Count us in on sending plain old liptons tea!

We will send one to the White House, our elected officials...six to there are six in the family.

And what the Obama's did to the Brown's tacky~ low class, and a disgrace. But remember they have never been proud of America. I for one an ashamed at the treatment they gave a head of state. Disgusting.

robert verdi said...

I might be having one with friends soon, they are that ticked off. I told a buddy about Obama shutting Yucca and they almost dropped.

cube said...

I've got an Earl Grey tea bag at the ready. I just need to know a date that we can all agree upon sending it.

Z said...

We all need to send them. I was thinking we should fill the bags with something 'else' but then i got to thinking they have enough of that something else in DC these days!
thanks for the nod...
you go, girl!
am going to your Jindal blog now, just saw you have one..I think he's fantastic.

RightKlik said...

GJ: I hope they get inundated with letters.

HW: Letters for everyone in the household...that's an excellent idea!

RV: I don't know if conservatives have ever been this angry.

Cube: I think April 1 is the day most people are planning for, but I will be sending letters on April 1, April 15 and July 4.

Z: Thanks again for the tip, I hope this idea continues to grow.

P.S. RightKlik and our new blog, Conservatives For Jindal are both run and edited by Jessica (girl) and Right Klik (boy). Thanks to everyone for their great support for both blogs.

Loves To Debate said...

It's time to throw him out already while we still have something left

Anonymous said...

Great post RK, I'm right there behind you.

RightKlik said...

LTD: Throw him out? The sooner the better.

TS: Thanks

Anonymous said...

As a side's cheaper to buy TWO shares of General Motors then to buy a gallon of Gas

DaBlade said...

Tea P'ing the White House!

*snork* to cube for the Earl Grey mention. I read that in Captain Jean-Luc Picard's baritone.

Anonymous said...

Obama was elected by naive college students, emotional soccer moms, stupid union workers, the leftist media, and the blacks seeking revenge for slavery. The stock market could be down to 2,000 and his poll numbers would still be high. If we had another election next month, he’d still win.

RightKlik said...

DD2: This country is circling the drain.

DaBlade: J-LP's voice does work well.

RisR: I'm not sure to what extent slavery factored into anyone's decision to support Obama, but Obama's incompetence will not allow him to go too far. Even the evil genius of the Hitler regime ended with military defeat and suicide.

Hitler may not be the best comparison, but I'm sure my point is understood.

Yesterday, I started reading Welcome to Obamaland by James Delingpole. He compares Obama to Tony Blair. Except for the fact that Blair supported the war on terror (which Delingpole acknowledges), the comparison makes a lot of sense. said...

I suppose if we threw tea bags in a harbor these days we'd get arrested for environmental pollution.

RightKlik said...

rebellion: Fish on caffeine? Imagine what PETA would say.

cube said...

DaBlade: Earl Gray. Hot and black!

Humble wife said...

Rightklik- sorry :0) I forgot to let you know I *shared* your post on Gateway Pundit! I have likened you before to Gateway Pundit and continue to see you that way. I hope that others did come over and will join in on the idea!

RightKlik said...

HW: no need to apologize...I'm very glad you shared the link. I've gotten a ton of traffic from Gateway, and it's had quite a ripple effect with people who've taken the link you shared and posted it elsewhere! It's really been amazing.

Humble wife said...

Rightklik- Yay! I knew you wouldn't mind, but I usually like to let the person know...just too much going on the farm!

adagioforstrings said...

"Rev. Wright Cautions: Obama 'Ain't Jesus'"

Too bad Wright didn't clearly communicate this message before the election....

RightKlik said...

Wright will say whatever it takes to get attention.