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TEA Party Movement To Hit Irish Shores...


Hazlitt

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Surprised this hasn't been commented on yet?

On Newstalk earlier, George and Michael Graham were talking about holding a Tea Party styled talk in Galway in a few weeks. Sounds good to me!

George, obviously a left-winger, made the point that the tea party movement if brought here will be used as a protest against the government and its bailouts, cronyism, and fiscal irresponsibility, something that crosses ideological divides.

I wonder will such a movement catch on....I hope so!

Remember: Dissent is Patriotic

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George Hook show: Michael Graham in Galway! | Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster

Tea Party Movement: Tea Party movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 


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Why do we have to copy other nations and assume their iconography? :mad: The Tea Party has obvious historical connotations to the USA - it has none to Ireland.
 

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great idea ... anything to get the masses moving ...

I propose we take some pointers from this vid here ... from the founders the modern version of the tea party

[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8LsnbN7d-8&feature=related"]YouTube- Austin Tea Party for Ron Paul (FOX coverage)[/nomedia]


Lets all suit up as 19th century landless peasants (for that is what we are being reduced to) and throw some tea boxes into various harbours with our grievances listed on them - should be an attention grabber!

Let's show solidarity for our brethern in America and other countries - we all face the same problems.
 

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Why do we have to copy other nations and assume their iconography? :mad: The Tea Party has obvious historical connotations to the USA - it has none to Ireland.
Obviously the tea party has a specific relation to an American historical event, but the meaning and symbolism is universal, and can translate to any country where the government (in our case for example) burdens its citizens with heavy taxation and regulation.
 

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Obviously the tea party has a specific relation to an American historical event, but the meaning and symbolism is universal, and can translate to any country where the government (in our case for example) burdens its citizens with heavy taxation and regulation.
If we had been "burdened" a bit more with regulation in certain areas we wouldn't be in the mess we're currently in.
 

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Surprised this hasn't been commented on yet?

On Newstalk earlier, George and Michael Graham were talking about holding a Tea Party styled talk in Galway in a few weeks. Sounds good to me!

George, obviously a left-winger, made the point that the tea party movement if brought here will be used as a protest against the government and its bailouts, cronyism, and fiscal irresponsibility, something that crosses ideological divides.

I wonder will such a movement catch on....I hope so!

Remember: Dissent is Patriotic

Links:
George Hook show: Michael Graham in Galway! | Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster

Tea Party Movement: Tea Party movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Welcome back Hazlitt!, long time no hear. Great to hear of some sort of Tea Party movement brewing (excuse the pun), as long as people don't confuse it with a Mrs Doyle from Father Ted type get together!
 

Hazlitt

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Welcome back Hazlitt!, long time no hear. Great to hear of some sort of Tea Party movement brewing (excuse the pun), as long as people don't confuse it with a Mrs Doyle from Father Ted type get together!
Hi CS, snowed under with things in the past 2 months so haven't had much time to log on. Kicking back now with a lovely cup of tea coincidentally and enjoying the p.ie back and forth.
 

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Why do we have to copy other nations and assume their iconography? :mad: The Tea Party has obvious historical connotations to the USA - it has none to Ireland.
Ireland,like America is part of the Anglo world so clearly it has historical connotations.
 

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The New Land League might be more appropriate.

It's a protest against wanna-be oligarchs and failure to prosecute fraud we're looking at not a fight against big Government!!
 

Hazlitt

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lazy unoriginal and irrelevant to Ireland protest

show me some fire, show me some genius, show me a plan.. then I'm your man.
This attitude is part of the problem, sit back and wait until someone inspires you, and if nobody does, then stay sitting and don't whisper a breath of protest at how the government are bending us over a barrel. You are being given an outlet - use it!

If we had been "burdened" a bit more with regulation in certain areas we wouldn't be in the mess we're currently in.
Yes we would. Not to the same extent as soon perhaps, but a recession was inevitable and there was nothing any regulator could have done about that.
 

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Why do we have to copy other nations and assume their iconography? :mad: The Tea Party has obvious historical connotations to the USA - it has none to Ireland.
Exactly, we invented Boycott and it should be used again against the replacement oppressors.
 

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This attitude is part of the problem, sit back and wait until someone inspires you, and if nobody does, then stay sitting and don't whisper a breath of protest at how the government are bending us over a barrel. You are being given an outlet - use it!



Yes we would. Not to the same extent as soon perhaps, but a recession was inevitable and there was nothing any regulator could have done about that.
Recessions are indeed inevitable as part of business cycles. The kind of clusterf*ck we're currently experiencing was not inevitable & could have been prevented by effective application of regulation. That applies in a purely Irish & global sense. The idea that everything would have been better if the regulatory authorities weren't there at all is ridiculous.
 

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Ireland,like America is part of the Anglo world so clearly it has historical connotations.
Ah but what is that?

We understand what the characters in their soaps, films are saying... That's about it. In every other way we have as much in common with Denmark or Spain.

In fact in terms of political and economic culture we have more in common with other EU countries than the US.

agora said:
If we had been "burdened" a bit more with regulation in certain areas we wouldn't be in the mess we're currently in.
+1

And on this note there is another big Goldman Sachs scandal story out there at the moment (ie they weren't regulated enough (they actually pay the US politicians to make sure they won't be regulated.... money based lobbying is a form of corruption)).
 
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Hazlitt

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He's brining it to Galway, but what about Dublin?
Ah its 2 and a half hours on the new motorway! :)

Recessions are indeed inevitable as part of business cycles.
And the cause of the business cycle? (please don't say "animal spirits"...)

The kind of clusterf*ck we're currently experiencing was not inevitable & could have been prevented by effective application of regulation.
But the clusterf*ck is a result of interference with money and interest, not just regulation.

That applies in a purely Irish & global sense. The idea that everything would have been better if the regulatory authorities weren't there at all is ridiculous.
My point would be that fractional reserve and central banking allowed the massive credit expansion that facilitated the construction boom. Regulation one way or the other, good or bad, doesn't change this fact. Attempting to artificially set the interest rate has an adverse affect on the structure of production in an economy. A recession was inevitable, regulator or not.
 

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If we had been "burdened" a bit more with regulation in certain areas we wouldn't be in the mess we're currently in.
Jesus H. Christ the tea party movement is not anti-regulation - it's anti big government and over regulation of the little guy - the super rich and the big corporations have never paid much tax in this country or anywhere else - it's so easy to get you guys arguing about things that are not even that relevant - I guess you'd rather do that than actually do anything real about things - go ahead - keep sucking your thumbs!
 

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There's a gap in Ireland for a movement like the Tea Party.

Most of Ireland's political scene is dominated by the centre and the left. Many would brand Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as right wing but in reality they are people's parties, trying to get everyone's support by being as centred as possible.

Since the PDs dissolved, there is no right wing movement in Ireland. I think it's important that all areas of the political spectrum are represented, whether we agree with that movement or not.

On the left we have Communist Party, Workers Party, Socialist Party, People Before Profit, Sinn Féin and Labour, to name but a few.

On the right we have nothing.

I say bring on the Tea because many are thirsting for it :)
 

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