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Week’s Tea Parties too weak?

Have you ever suffered from confused motivations?

Do you think that this week’s Tax Day Tea Parties were a little on the weak side?

If you grew up in the Southeastern US enjoying iced tea as I did, you know that tea must be brewed very strong so that when it’s poured over ice, it melts the cubes and forms the perfect strength of refreshing iced tea – lemon slice optional, but no mint sprig for me, thanks.

My mother always used either Lipton or Tetley black teas, loose leaf only, steeped in artesian well water which bubbled up from the ground of its own accord, and which surely must make some of the best tea around.

And don’t forget to sugar while the tea is hot or you’ll be drinking it bitter – kind of like the protesters say they felt while celebrating at their political Tea Parties.


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  1. Hi Jude, I agree.
    It seemed like a fun time to get out and say what everyone thinks about paying taxes, yuk, but nothing of value was put on the line.

    Not excepting federal money with strings attached would have had more impact.

    Firemen asking for donations with their boots at stoplights to help others had more impact on me than funny costumed waving and cheering picketers along the roads dangerously close to drivers.

    We need to see those same picketers helping those out of work. I’m starting a weekly feature on job listings, services, a getting reemployed and “how-to- live-until-you-do” page. We have lots of free services at libraries, health centers, food pantries, food coops and the page would be a place to run stories on how to make a little extra in tight times, like dog walking, being a census taker, collecting tin cans, tutoring students, using teaching skills – we have a large retirement community – a wealth of talent and volunteers.

    Needing help isn’t shameful. And I think we are all going to need to be more useful in our own lives from now on. Many of us grew up delighted to be able to save a penny.
    Donna D


    Donna Davidson

    April 18, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    • Wonderful idea, Donna, and please provide link here when you have it.

      Tea bags were purchased by the millions – talk about wasteful overspending…hmmm…could Bigelow be one of the organizers? Just kidding (i think.) ;p jude



      April 19, 2009 at 7:38 pm

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