Friday, March 12, 2010

Sick of Tea Bagging?

Posted By on Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 10:26 PM

I tried to find a sexual euphemism similar to tea bagging, but for coffee. This was just to be fair, considering the first time the Range poked fun of the local Tea Party folks we found some nice artwork of golden bull balls (you know, a nice alternative to photos of real tea bagging). Coffee filtering? Coffee circle... OK, forget it.

Look, there's a new game in town, actually all over the country slowly percolating through social networking, such as Facebook. Coffee Party USA. It's the kinder, gentler, and OK, it's hopefully more like the sensible, inclusive, saner alternative to the Tea Party movement. I'm thinking it's the kind of gathering you can join with your mainstream Republican relatives you have more in common with than ever before.

The Tea Party folks have been attacking these guys as FCINO's (how do you pronounce this?) - Fiscal Conservatives in Name Only. I'm thinking FCINO's are just politicians who realized it's stupid to sign agreements with ridiculous national anti-tax groups saying they won't raise taxes under any circumstances despite constituent needs. These days, I'm thinking those contracts may come to haunt a few Republicans that usually take the middle road, but decided the far-right appealed to the Tea Party masses.

If you're interested in getting involved locally, there's a Coffee Party Tucson chapter taking root. Their first meeting is tomorrow (Saturday, March 13), noon at Coffee Exchange at Campbell Boulevard and Grant Road. Visit their national Web site here, and get connected to the local chapter on Facebook here. If this doesn't work and bring everyone together, I'm thinking the Hot Chocolate Party, with a Southwest chapter called Abuelita Partido.

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