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    Lightbulb TEA Party Movement To Hit Irish Shores...

    Surprised this hasn't been commented on yet?

    On Newstalk earlier, George and Michael Graham were talking about holding a Tea Party styled talk in Galway in a few weeks. Sounds good to me!

    George, obviously a left-winger, made the point that the tea party movement if brought here will be used as a protest against the government and its bailouts, cronyism, and fiscal irresponsibility, something that crosses ideological divides.

    I wonder will such a movement catch on....I hope so!

    Remember: Dissent is Patriotic

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    George Hook show: Michael Graham in Galway! | Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster

    Tea Party Movement: Tea Party movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Why do we have to copy other nations and assume their iconography? The Tea Party has obvious historical connotations to the USA - it has none to Ireland.

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    Default great idea ... anything to get the masses moving ...

    I propose we take some pointers from this vid here ... from the founders the modern version of the tea party

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8LsnbN7d-8&feature=related"]YouTube- Austin Tea Party for Ron Paul (FOX coverage)[/nomedia]


    Lets all suit up as 19th century landless peasants (for that is what we are being reduced to) and throw some tea boxes into various harbours with our grievances listed on them - should be an attention grabber!

    Let's show solidarity for our brethern in America and other countries - we all face the same problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j26 View Post
    Why do we have to copy other nations and assume their iconography? The Tea Party has obvious historical connotations to the USA - it has none to Ireland.
    Obviously the tea party has a specific relation to an American historical event, but the meaning and symbolism is universal, and can translate to any country where the government (in our case for example) burdens its citizens with heavy taxation and regulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazlitt View Post
    Obviously the tea party has a specific relation to an American historical event, but the meaning and symbolism is universal, and can translate to any country where the government (in our case for example) burdens its citizens with heavy taxation and regulation.
    If we had been "burdened" a bit more with regulation in certain areas we wouldn't be in the mess we're currently in.
    "Partout où la liberté règne elle est incessamment attaquée et très souvent en péril” – Jean Jacques Rousseau.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j26 View Post
    Why do we have to copy other nations and assume their iconography?
    Like the tricolour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazlitt View Post
    Surprised this hasn't been commented on yet?

    On Newstalk earlier, George and Michael Graham were talking about holding a Tea Party styled talk in Galway in a few weeks. Sounds good to me!

    George, obviously a left-winger, made the point that the tea party movement if brought here will be used as a protest against the government and its bailouts, cronyism, and fiscal irresponsibility, something that crosses ideological divides.

    I wonder will such a movement catch on....I hope so!

    Remember: Dissent is Patriotic

    Links:
    George Hook show: Michael Graham in Galway! | Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster

    Tea Party Movement: Tea Party movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Welcome back Hazlitt!, long time no hear. Great to hear of some sort of Tea Party movement brewing (excuse the pun), as long as people don't confuse it with a Mrs Doyle from Father Ted type get together!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra Syndrome View Post
    Welcome back Hazlitt!, long time no hear. Great to hear of some sort of Tea Party movement brewing (excuse the pun), as long as people don't confuse it with a Mrs Doyle from Father Ted type get together!
    Hi CS, snowed under with things in the past 2 months so haven't had much time to log on. Kicking back now with a lovely cup of tea coincidentally and enjoying the p.ie back and forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j26 View Post
    Why do we have to copy other nations and assume their iconography? The Tea Party has obvious historical connotations to the USA - it has none to Ireland.
    Ireland,like America is part of the Anglo world so clearly it has historical connotations.

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    The New Land League might be more appropriate.

    It's a protest against wanna-be oligarchs and failure to prosecute fraud we're looking at not a fight against big Government!!

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