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April 15: Tea Party on Fayetteville Square?

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Come April 15, there will be a Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party  gathering on the Fayetteville Square, from 4pm -7pm. This will follow along with similar events happening across the nation on that day.

It is designed so that local, state and national government leaders will be reminded that “We the People . . .” are still around, and “concerned” with what is happening to the United States.

We the People? I suppose that this is to distinguish them from the rabble who elected that fellow to the White House last November.  We the People, to judge from the Internet postings (I’ve got way too much free time on my hands) seems to consist of the equivalent of the folks we meet at many similar rallies - the angry types with eyes bulging, faces red, and voices raised.

Don’t expect much in the way of actual humor. What there is will be mean-spirited, and more than a little defensive.

Yes, it’s the folks from Free Republic, only with better table manners.

Anyway, it’s being held across from KNWA, so it should get some decent press coverage. Community Access Revision is a block away, so if they have their wits about them, they will have someone document their efforts that night.

Several of the folks on their mailing list have availed themselves of what C.A.T. has to offer before, so there is no excuse for them not to just rely on press coverage.

If they don’t document their event, and they are unhappy about their press coverage, I don’t want to hear their whining.

For more information:

http://taxdayteaparty.com/teaparty/arkansas/

So, if anyone gets really riled up and actually spills some tea - probably out of tea bags - will they clean it up themselves when they leave, or leave for the street crews?

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The best political rally ever held in Fayetteville

Back in the 1990s the stalwarts of the Ku Klux Klan held rally in front of the old Washington County Courthouse, waving placards, and showing off their laundry skills - whiter than white!

Ordinarily, this might be an occasion for well-meaning, pretentious opponents to gather across the street, holding their own signs, and even remonstrating with the boisterous bigots.

Leaving aside the question of why an otherwise intelligent person might actually think you could engage in debate with a member of the KKK and change their mind, it’s just silly. These guys - and they are, for the most part., guys - are dumber than a box of rocks. They love it when liberals want to engage them.

Well, when the Boys in White got to town that afternoon they were in for a rude surprise.

Across the street was another rally, the Ku Klux Klown rally, which set about to mock the KKK and the “values” they stood for. This was something totally outside their realm of experience, and they left early, truly, never, ever to return . . .

Except on talk radio and the letters pages of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, of course.

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Moral outrage is highly over-rated as an art form

All of which, I think, just goes to prove what Harlan Ellison said so many years ago:

“Laugh the f*****s out of existence.”
    
rsdrake@nwark.com

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