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Tea Party Phonies

It was more than a bit surreal after two weeks on isolated Thai islands to turn on Fox News just in time to watch “Tea Party” members signing an oath to defend the Constitution while extolling their right to protest.  I strongly concur with the right to protest anything, but am left wondering where these people were twenty years ago when many of us were being monitored by the FBI, while being branded “unpatriotic” for protesting Gulf War I.  And by these very same people, most of whom at that time wanted us swept off the streets and silenced in whatever manner necessary and did not give a damn about the right to protest, all the while waving yellow ribbons paid for by the emir of Kuwait. Continue reading

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