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« on: July 17, 2012, 10:44:36 pm »
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Here's a fascinating document of the Connecticut income tax protests under the Lowell Weicker administration. This rally, the largest public political protest in the history of Connecticut, drew anywhere from 40,000 to 80,000 people to the grounds of the State Capitol. The rally was orchestrated by Tom Scott - the skillful rabble-rouser, talk-radio host, unsuccessful Congressional candidate and conservative icon. (He also bears a striking resemblance to Chris Murphy...) The themes and imagery of the protest - American and Gadsden flags, fife and drum corps, rhetorical appeals to American exceptionalism and disgust for political corruption - are incredibly striking. At 2:24 in the video you will even see a homemade sign which reads "Hartford Tea Party".

The date of the protest was October 5, 1991.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 11:07:23 pm »
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These idiots are present even there? I always considered Connecticut a very reasonable state)))
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 12:34:58 am »
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The Tea Party isn't a bunch of idiots. Maybe they like Ron Paul and the like have been genuinely concerned about fiscal issues.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 01:31:54 am »
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These idiots are present even there? I always considered Connecticut a very reasonable state)))

This was back in 1991. Their solution was to elect the crook in my signature three times before he finally got carted off to prison.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 02:27:45 am »
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The Tea Party isn't a bunch of idiots. Maybe they like Ron Paul and the like have been genuinely concerned about fiscal issues.

I have a modest fiscal conservative streak myself. Modest, but still - ..... So i can live with fiscal conservatism. And i respect Ron Paul, despite big difference in views. But most of tea-party types i know brandish very agressive social conservatism, and that makes their "conservatism" absolutely unappealing to me.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 02:34:13 am »
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These idiots are present even there? I always considered Connecticut a very reasonable state)))

This was back in 1991. Their solution was to elect the crook in my signature three times before he finally got carted off to prison.

Thanks for info))).

Well, most famous crook from Connecticut i know, is, probably, Rowland. At the same time - i have a lot of respect for Jodi Rell, despite her being his running mate... Strange things happens in politics))
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 03:01:18 am »
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These idiots are present even there? I always considered Connecticut a very reasonable state)))

This was back in 1991. Their solution was to elect the crook in my signature three times before he finally got carted off to prison.

Thanks for info))).

Well, most famous crook from Connecticut i know, is, probably, Rowland. At the same time - i have a lot of respect for Jodi Rell, despite her being his running mate... Strange things happens in politics))

The man in Napoleon's signature is indeed Rowland.
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