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My Family's Experience in the Militia

by Brandon Friedman Tue Apr 14, 2009 at 11:17:50 AM PDT

It’s become pretty easy to associate the Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin-driven Tax Day "Tea Parties" with the militia movement. While I don’t relate to the "no taxation without representation" crowd today, I do understand the potential need for such a movement in theory. It just depends on what you consider "representation," I guess.

A lot of people don’t know this about me, but my mom’s side of the family has had some pretty healthy ties to the local militia movement in South Carolina. This occurred mostly in the mid to late ‘70s and the early ‘80s, but it’s something we still talk about. And honestly, it’s not something of which I’m ashamed.

I’m not ashamed because what drove my relatives into the arms of the militia movement were the same issues we hear Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin rail about today: Specifically, taxation without representation. Like their disgruntled, seemingly-disenfranchised followers today, my family members were concerned that their grievances were neither heard, nor listened to by a government which catered to the wealthy upper class.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/4/14/719925/-My-Familys-Experience-in...

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I've seen you stretch reality Civet but this really is the funniest thing I've seen you post. Talk about desperation! I can just picture you hiding in fear of a bunch of little old lady conservatives drinking tea!! "Oh God! They have SCONES!!!! Here we come with our million muffin march on washington led by Betty Crocker and the Pillsburry dough boy!!! RUN CIVET!!! RUN!!!! WE have semi auto converted croissants!!!! It's the crumpet militia!!!!
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It's by Brandon Friedman follow the link Bunsy like the other folks did.

It was a good enough post to get Beck to rant for 2 hours about it, but then he rants about anything, he should stop reading blogs.

Read first, then spew, then hit "Submit" When you skip steps you say funny things.

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Pangocat you post koscrap links and expect us to read them and care? Why? You don't have any respect for our beliefs or even try to understand conservatives. So why should we read the links you post? Its kos, its not newsworthy, and most certainly is not worth wasting my time on.

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I did read it and "spewed "anyway! You posted it so you must have thought it relavant and newsworthy to try and link tea parties with the militia movement. Not my fault you can't take it! Thanks for the chuckle though. I needed it.

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Ooooo... Cowgal, you sound slightly... angry

I often see links to Fox, and face it on the truthiness meter Fox falls off the far end. Fox is an openly partisan top down message machine. I do respect, listen to, and read information from conservatives. Even Fox. What I won't abide is lies, until information is based on facts there is little common area for discussion. Remember the field mouse, rail line to Vegas, Acorn vote stuff, Iraq attacking US, Obama Muslim born outside USA, assault weapon ban, the list is long.

Why hide behind front groups such as Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works, is that honest?

Kos if it were a newspaper would have the fifth largest distribution in the US, and I'd say it's front pagers (the left column) have very few distortions. The site allows all comments so they can and do represent any opinion within the bounds of the Terms of Use which is extremely broad. The right column is user generated, that's bottom up.

Buns the tea parties and militia are from 230 years ago, it's kind of a matter of history, but don't let me stop you, spew on.

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So lets see... according to you, the MSM is honest, credible and does not distort the facts. Like the coverage they gave this past week in reporting about the tea parties? Not only was the coverage totally distorted, it was ridiculed - just like you do on issues you are unable to discuss like a rational individual with a brain.

The vast majority of money being spent via the stimulus funds will never be properly accounted for. Lets take California as an example. Here is the breakdown and supposed transparency of where the money went.

http://www.recovery.gov/?q=content/allocation-programs&state=CA

So nearly $6 billion went to "State Fiscal Stabilization Fund" - and what exactly does that cover? What programs?

How about nearly $2 billion for "MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM" - and the dems keep talking about adding MORE socialized health programs. So where is this $2 billion going?

And there are many more vague listings, for not just millions but billions of dollars. Check any state, they all have the same vague entries. And it just kills me that they have the nerve to call it "investments" - more like crushing debt. Why not be honest and call it "spending"? No it has to be whitewashed, just like the words terrorism and terrorist can no longer be used.

So not only does the media distort and whitewash, but so does the current administration. I'm sure that the mice and railroads are all getting their piece of the pie. Don't ask me for links, recovery.gov is little help and recovery.org doesn't even have a search function.

Acorn has previously been discussed, you know where we stand on that issue. You simply want to keep your blinders on. Here's a nice vague description of $1 billion of funds going to "community groups" - and who are those groups?
http://www.recovery.gov/?q=node/343

Obama himself stated he wanted to reinstitute the AWB, it was on his site, both during his campaign and after he was elected.

You're not going to ever convince us of anything, except that you're good at being a dedicated Obamabot. Keep on drinking that kool-aid and reading kos... it shows in all your posts.

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