Our Fish Don’t Drink Tea **Update

15 Apr
Our Fish Don't Drink Tea

Photo from DCist.com pool - By Sommer Mathis

** Update:  Check out these pictures DCist.com just posted from the Tea Bag Protest in Lafayette Park.

As everyone knows, it is TAX DAY!  Hopefully all of you have filed, received your refund and paid off that credit card by now, or if you are unlucky, sent in what you owe.  If you haven’t, I wouldn’t worry too much, doesn’t seem like anyone pays taxes these days.

Taxes are not the only think people are doing today.  Somewhere between 5 and 200,000 people are expected hit the streets, bays, rivers and lakes to protest against tax increases and bailouts. According to the official Tax Day Tea Party protest website, “The Tea Party protests, in their current form, began in early 2009 when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed “Stimulus Bill” and pork filled budget.”

The coverage has been mixed, both locally and nationally.  Fox News is all about the protests, but CNN didn’t cover it at all until the other day.  Here is what they had to say:

For one local opinion, here is what DCist.com has to say about the protests.

I just hope that they don’t actually throw tea in our water.  We are a few short days from Earth Day, so let’s not forget about the environment.

My two cents:  You may not believe in big government, or large deficits, but I hope that you remember that what the Obama Administration and the Democratic majority has done over the past several months was not to hurt you, or your children.  The top minds are coming together from all over the world to figure out the best way to deal with this global economic crisis.  There is no hidden plan to turn this country socialist, there is no need to fear fascism.  My guess is that most Americans, on both sides of the isle, know as much about the economy as I do.  Good thing most Americans are not running the country.  We must have faith that the great minds are doing what is best, for you, me, our children, and the world.  Go out and protest if you like, but the bottom line is that we are in trouble, and something has to be done.  I hope that you can back up  your criticism with a better suggestion.


2 Responses to “Our Fish Don’t Drink Tea **Update”

  1. Concerned Reader April 15, 2009 at 11:03 am #

    While I hope that you are right, thehaysay, I think that we should tea bag the white house, just in case.


  1. DCBlogs » DC Blogs Noted - April 15, 2009

    […] More people are writing about the Tea Party protests: Such as an OC Girl in an Extraordinary World, The Hay Say, Brownpau of We Love DC, and Nat Turner’s […]

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