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Letter: Mercury coverage of TEA Party laughable

Original post made on May 1, 2009

Dear Editor,

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Ray
a resident of Downtown
on May 1, 2009 at 8:45 am

I'm glad so many future right-wing militia members could get together. Will David Duke be able to make the next Tea Party?

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Posted by Tina
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on May 1, 2009 at 8:48 am

"Easily the largest protest in all of human history "

Ha!!! What was your source? Fox News or Rush Limbaugh? Good luck with your tea bagging as the Republican party goes down in flames.

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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on May 1, 2009 at 8:56 am

SteveP is a registered user.

Hey, Ray, would you prefer to gather downtown with your compadre Bill Ayers? At least the 'right wing' folks protesting gov't. waste are not planting bombs and injuring innocent people.
I can tell you are tolerant and non-judgemental so why don't you organize some representatives from your side and present your counter-point-exactly what is wrong with protesting higher taxes or accountability in spending our money?

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 1, 2009 at 9:05 am

March for Women's Lives had at least 800000 participants:
Web Link

The most optimistic estimates for the teabagging party had it at around 500000.

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Posted by Ray
a resident of Downtown
on May 1, 2009 at 9:28 am


"At least the 'right wing' folks protesting gov't. waste are not planting bombs and injuring innocent people."

Oh really Steve? Ever heard of Timothy McVeigh? You might want to read up on the news.

Web Link

"Poplawski's friends at the scene described him as a young man who thought the Obama administration would ban guns."

Web Link

"An offense report filed against Cartwright the day he died outlines an angry husband who threatened his wife, kept guns and knives on hand, was "severely disturbed" that Barack Obama had been elected president, and believed the U.S. government was conspiring against him."

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Posted by Richard
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on May 1, 2009 at 9:47 am

It would be better to put aside the right wing, left wing, liberal, conservative names and wake up and see the big picture and that is that we are in big trouble and it will not get better by living in the past. Bush did not do a good job and this guy (Obama) looks to be no better or maybe even worse. Economy is in the tank, we are evolving into socialism, 2 trillion in wealth lost in the last 3 months, Iran pushing ahead, North Korea ambitions, California bankrupt, Chinese hold 2.5 trillion US debt.

We need to consider how to remake ourselves and our country quickly and put aside name calling.

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