No Tea Allowed At A Tea Party

February 28, 2009 at 3:54 am

In 1773 a bunch of Boston Yanks decided to raid a perfectly legitimate trading vessel and offloaded its expensive cargo into the harbour. Shareholders were presumably not happy.

This became a trigger for some further minor grumblings in the colonies, but rest assured that we will bring them back into the fold when we judge that the time is right. In the meantime, though, unrest continues over there.

The political backlash against TheOne has now well and truly kicked in, with Michelle Malkin amongst many others reporting that angry US taxpayers are staging “Tea Parties”. People are gathering for demonstrations against the biggest tax hike and government porkulus gambit in the history of – well – history and they are angry.

They might have voted for someone who used a Bob The Builder catchphrase but “Can We Fix It? Yes We Can” is already sounding hollow. Click on MM’s site for scores of photographs taken at demos from coast to coast.

However, the really funny thing is that although the demonstrators are calling them “Tea Parties” they can’t recreate one. It’s illegal.

Iowa state officials have banned the use of tea at a demonstration in Cedar Rapids because it will discolour the water if thrown into the river. Its against environmental regulations, so they must use buckets of water marked “Tea”.

They would need a permit to do it for real…one which was presumably granted to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago when they used a dye to turn the Chicago River green for St. Patrick‚Äôs Day. Bureaucrats, eh? What would you do without them…

As Michelle observes, what would the Founding Fathers have said?

Source: Des Moines Register via Michelle Malkin.