Here it is reasonable ladies and gentlemen! At last, the final gallery from camera 1 (that’s right we still need to go through pictures from camera two). We have uploaded 264 photos of the event so far, with what we consider some of the most creative rally signs in history!

Please browse through the galleries. So far we have:

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Here’s our second batch of images from the rally to restore sanity. You can click on an image to view larger. In the view larger display, use the mouse or your arrow keys on the keyboard to view other images.

Thanks to all for letting us take your picture. Please remember to friend us in Facebook, Twitter, and follow our blog via RSS.

We still have hundreds of pictures to go, so keep your eyes open as we will continue posting. Also check our Rally to restore sanity and / or fear photo gallery 01 for more images.

Please support us by considering to purchase one of our products from the Propaganda Shop, or buy us a beer (or shirley temple) using Paypal.

Cheers!

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Vote vote vote!

On November 3, 2010, in Tea Bags, by AnchorTeaBag

Do remember to vote!

 

Here’s our first batch of images from the incredibly insane rally to restore sanity and/or fear this past October 30th in Washington DC.

We’ll continue adding pictures to this gallery as we go (we still have hundreds of pictures to go through), but we thought we’d give you a sneak preview and a chance to share images with your friends.

Click on “Picture lis” below to view thumbnails of all pictures. Leave us your comments under your favorite pictures, let us know what you think.

Remember to vote today, November 2nd.

Happy voting!

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The main chant of teabagger candidates is tax cuts, but not one single teabagger has been able to successfully explain why or how tax cuts will work in favor of the American people. The basic premise is that tax cuts will incentivize the private sector to hire more employees with the extra cash they’ll pocket. This premise does not take into account that the primary function of any business is to make a profit.  More cash means more profits.

As it turns out, in practice, tax cuts typically mean that public necessities, such as a police force, fire department, and education, go from mediocre to exceptionally mediocre.  Essential services for the disabled and the needy are also cut, leaving those unable to provide for themselves with even less.

The real question is how is our tax money spent. Not all government programs are efficient and many of our government programs and practices are archaic. I, personally, would pay more taxes in an effort to revamp our government, making it more nimble and better able to serve our people. I would pay more taxes to get motivated and intelligent people in the right positions to drive the initiatives that will take our country to the next generation of progress.  Rather than trusting the economy to self-ameliorate by cutting taxes, we need to be making sure effective programs are in place to initiate new businesses, to employ more people, and to educate our children.

Our motivation on election day should be to help our fellow Americans.  Our vote should not be based on fear-minded sound bites or laziness to to contribute another 1.5% of our income to the community we live in everyday.

Tax cuts are not the answer.  Below are two different viewpoints on the matter.  One a journal piece from This American Life.  The other is the personal views of Linda McGibney, a successful woman who is not afraid to pay her fair share.
This American Life: This party sucks

Linda McGibney
Defining what a true patriot really is. Linda explain in layman terms the importance and the patriotism behind paying taxes:

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Pictures from the Rally to Restore Sanity

On November 1, 2010, in Tea Bags, by teabagusa

Thank you all that gave us a warm welcome and let us take your picture at the Rally to Restore Sanity.  We are in the process of compiling all the pictures to post here.  To receive an update when your picture has been posted, please friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and/or check back on our website often.

It was a pleasure!

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wWTFfd? [What would the founding fathers do?]

On October 29, 2010, in Tea Bags, by teabagusa

Teabaggers are constantly proclaiming that we must revert back to the Founding Fathers original intent and the Constitution in an attempt to resist progressive agendas and more governmental regulation. This is backward for at least two reasons. First, if this position is taken literally, we would be reverting back to societal values and policies of over two centuries ago. I doubt anyone is ready to bring back slavery, take away the right of women to vote, allow large corporations to maintain monopolies, and eliminate humane conditions for workers. This is exactly what we would have to do if we reverted back to the Constitution as originally written by the Founding Fathers.

Second, evoking original intent is actually not a good strategy if you want to avoid change because the Founding Fathers intended our government and the Constitution to be malleable as society changes. As society has changed its values on labor policies, business regulation, who can vote, and civil rights, the Constitution has been amended to reflect that change. The wisdom of the Founding Fathers was not in creating a set of principles that would stand the test of time, but in designing a living document that could change with societal values and the acquisition of collective knowledge.

Last night, October 27th of 2010, Barack Obama joined John Stewart on the Daily Show.

The show provides a candid, honest, and of course, humorous look at the accomplishments of the Oba

ma administration to date and also gives us a glimpse into the long road ahead.

Enjoy!

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Barack Obama Pt. 1
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Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Barack Obama Pt. 2
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Barack Obama Pt. 3
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

John McNaughton: The Tea Party’s Artist

On October 27, 2010, in Tea Bags, by teabagusa

Utah based artist John McNaughton thinks his paintings are making important political statements. We think his work is simple-minded, unoriginal, and ignorant. In other words, this work represents the Tea Party perfectly.

Take, for example, his work entitled One Nation Under God. Jesus, holding the Constitution, is surrounded by Saints on his right and Sinners on his left.  The painting condemns academics, lawyers, businessmen, and unwed pregnant women.  For a real kick, visit his official website for a person by person explanation of each character included in the painting.

We also had to post his most recent “work” entitled The Forgotten Man, depicting Obama stepping on the Constitution.  McNaughton claims this painting is non-partisan.  He also makes a whole host of other claims based on ignorance and bias.  Again, check out his website for more fun.

If you weren’t convinced by his paintings alone, maybe a YouTube video will do the trick.

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8 Myths about the Obama Administration

On October 25, 2010, in Recycled Tea Bags, by AnchorTeaBag

A few days ago Dave Johnson published the article below. The information is valid, and worth sharing.

There are a number things the public “knows” as we head into the election that are just false. If people elect leaders based on false information, the things those leaders do in office will not be what the public expects or needs.

Here are eight of the biggest myths that are out there:

1) President Obama tripled the deficit.
Reality: Bush’s last budget had a $1.416 trillion deficit. Obama’s first budgetreduced that to $1.29 trillion.

2) President Obama raised taxes, which hurt the economy.
Reality: Obama cut taxes. 40% of the “stimulus” was wasted on tax cuts which only create debt, which is why it was so much less effective than it could have been.

3) President Obama bailed out the banks.
Reality: While many people conflate the “stimulus” with the bank bailouts, the bank bailouts were requested by President Bush and his Treasury Secretary, former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson. (Paulson also wanted the bailouts to be “non-reviewable by any court or any agency.”) The bailouts passed and beganbefore the 2008 election of President Obama.

4) The stimulus didn’t work.
Reality: The stimulus worked, but was not enough. In fact, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the stimulus raised employment by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million jobs.

5) Businesses will hire if they get tax cuts.
Reality: A business hires the right number of employees to meet demand. Having extra cash does not cause a business to hire, but a business that has a demand for what it does will find the money to hire. Businesses want customers, not tax cuts.

6) Health care reform costs $1 trillion.
Reality: The health care reform reduces government deficits by $138 billion.

7) Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, is “going broke,” people live longer, fewer workers per retiree, etc.
Reality: Social Security has run a surplus since it began, has a trust fund in the trillions, is completely sound for at least 25 more years and cannot legally borrow so cannot contribute to the deficit (compare that to the military budget!) Life expectancy is only longer because fewer babies die; people who reach 65 live about the same number of years as they used to.

8) Government spending takes money out of the economy.
Reality: Government is We, the People and the money it spends is on We, the People. Many people do not know that it is government that builds the roads, airports, ports, courts, schools and other things that are the soil in which business thrives. Many people think that all government spending is on “welfare” and “foreign aid” when that is only a small part of the government’s budget.

This stuff really matters.

If the public votes in a new Congress because a majority of voters think this one tripled the deficit, and as a result the new people follow the policies that actually tripled the deficit, the country could go broke.

If the public votes in a new Congress that rejects the idea of helping to create demand in the economy because they think it didn’t work, then the new Congress could do things that cause a depression.

If the public votes in a new Congress because they think the health care reform will increase the deficit when it is actually projected to reduce the deficit, then the new Congress could repeal health care reform and thereby make the deficit worse. And on it goes.

Source: Dave Johnson at the Campaign for America’s Future

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