When anyone reads the tease you expect another slap at the Tea Party hidden in the story. I know the article was about Dr. Who, a British attempt at scifi with some of the worst acting I have ever seen. But I know there is a cult-like following, like the Democrat Party. Bow down and kiss his majesty's ring.
William Hartnell (the first doctor) was the best doctor. I watched the show in the beginning as a 9 year old and returned to the states, and went through Dr. Who withdrawal. Nobody across the pond knew anything about english TV in the sixties. I went back to England in the 70's. Tom Baker was the doctor and I was appalled. The doctor had regenerated into Ronald McDonald (Jelly baby, anyone? They're delicious!). Both the BBC and I completely abandoned Dr. Who until the best writer in television today, Russell T. Davies, resurrected the doctor with a brilliant set of scripts featuring a real actor, Christopher Ecclestone, as the doctor. I love the new series, but my heart belongs to the original white haired floppy hatted cape wearing grumpy doctor.
You seem to have missed the point of the Tea Party. Their purpose is not to win elections; it's to make the increasingly conservative and corporatist Democrats look liberal by comparison. The Tea Party will have won a major victory if Clinton gets the 2016 nomination.
David Tennant might be the most popular, but Tom Baker (Doctor #4) was the best.
Gonzo, I'll bet you don't even get invited to parties unless it's a bunch of socialist losers passing the bong and bashing Bush.
Way to stay on subject, nam6870vet. I bet you're a blast at parties.
Infuriate? Me? No way, Cuz. His column is right up there with a good Marx Bros. movie. Signed up yet, Tommy ?
You must have gone to school at TUSD, because you obviously do not know of what you speak.
I wonder why someone with such obvious lack of intellect would believe he angers the Tea Party folks. They try and try to enlighten Tom, but he refuses to understand the issues of excessive taxation, government control, intrusion and expansion into our daily lives. Apparently, Tom has never read the Constitution or he doesn't believe it applies to modern times. I can only wonder how he ever was allowed to write for any paper with such a closed mind.
As a nation, we have consistently failed to live up to the ideals set forth for us in the beginning. Mostly because of people who now call themselves tea partiers, though they've had many different names over the years. We have made progress in spite of them, and will continue to do so. They will fail for the same reason they have always failed. The inability to adapt to change. Unfortunately, they won't go the way of the dinosaurs. They're more like locusts. In a generation or so, a whole new generation of barely literate, heavily armed, seditious idiots will be back to subject our descendants to another round of batshit crazy.
For all the people who keep bleating about a two-party system, I respond that it'd be nice if we had one. The only difference between the Ds and the Rs is that they both pay lip service to their various constituencies while whoring themselves out for corporate campaign funds from the same sources. Imbeciles like Danehy keep stirring the pot with an utterly false left/right dichotomy, content to let their supposedly beloved country be sold down the river as long as the salesman has a letter behind their name that they approve of. And equally stupid readers lap up their confirmation biases, secure in the illusion that they live in a free society. No one is less free than a slave who insists their chains don't exist.
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Teatotler Tommy will tell anyone who'll listen that he's never had a drink in his life. And with great rightousness I might add. He's probably abstains from booze because it costs alot more than water. I can see him sitting on the ground in front of an abandoned store on 4th holding court with a bunch of local losers. Ironic, Tommy a TEAtotler.
Don't worry about Tommy. He will be sitting at a bar on 4th Ave, telling the Progressives, dopers, students all about his glory days as a Girls BB coach and how he sent his kids to a charter school.
When this country goes down the toilet at least people like me, frank and fraser were smart enough to see it coming. Talk to me, Tommy. Signed up yet ?
Great post! Well done. Add to the crowd you mentioned the 15,000,000 illegals who will magically become citizens and you have a Perfect Storm of failure.
Mr. Danehy, in answer to your question: " When the Greatest Generation Dies." Then you and the Fourth Avenue crowd can finally take over along with the news room of the Star, Birkenstocks, bongs, and EBT cards and storm the gates of DM, City Hall, the Police Department, and every other symbol of authority you've hated, and have at it. You might want to review the last hour of Zhivago after the revolution, and the madness in the streets, the "committees" assigning housing, long lines for food. It's coming.
I also consider myself an independent.
First, I'm tired of seeing political movements like the Tea Party take beautiful symbols of our common American heritage -- like the "Don't Tread On Me" flag and tricorn hats -- and politicize them. Stop inferring that anybody who doesn't believe your way isn't a "real" American. By the same breath, I'm tired of seeing these so-called "Anonymous" Occupy marchers wear Guy Fawkes masks. It reminds me of that line from the Beatles' "Revolution:" "If you go around carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow." And they ain't.
Second, we have more than one political party in America, but here's the problems:
1) The Libertarians don't know how to play to win. C'mon, would it kill you all to buy some political TV advertising now and then? When Ron Paul dumped you to run as a Republican, that should've told you something. When you start actually winning some major elections, or at least making an effort to do so, maybe the media will start taking you seriously.
2) The Modern Whig Party and Americans Elect are still pretty much in their organizational infancy. They are trying to find people fed up with the two-party system, but without a lot of resources to get their message out, they don't attract followers. It's a catch-22.
3) Our brains naturally gravitate towards simple either-or choices. That doesn't mean something's wrong with us -- it's just human nature.
As for those robo-calls, I let them get my voicemail, which lets callers know that for "quality assurance purposes," I don't have to pick up the line. That usually keeps them from calling back.
I became an Independent because neither party had anyone's interest but their own. I ditched my land line because of the constant robo-calls from both parties. I like some of the Tea Party stance regarding getting the government away from tax and spend more. As long as there is ONLY a two party system and any other party is marginalized and ignored or ridiculed by the media we are stuck with the status quo.
Political fads come and go, that's especially true with the Tea Party or the Occupy movement. Remember the Dixiecrats, the Bull Mooses, the Know-Nothings, and the Whigs.
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