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Weak Tea?

Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2009 3:52 AM

A tax protest that promises, among other things, to trot out Sam/Joe the Phony Plumber on the basis that, suddenly, the government is taking too much of our money and giving it to poor people or other people or spending it on pork is laughable.

Why should I believe that Sam/Joe has an understanding of taxes and government spending any more than he had knowledge of the Employee Free Choice Act? He's a wind-up doll. Pull his string, you get a talking point.

Conservatives also like to point out who is behind anti-war protests. So, right back at you: this 'tea party' nonsense is being underwritten by Dick Armey's FreedomWorks group and billionaire Steve Forbes. So a former congresscritter who wants to toss the entire tax code and a guy who tried to buy his way to the presidency are here to promote your best interests?

Ooops. Neil Cavuto, in trying to portray FOX's participation in the event as nothing more than honest reporting, solemnly noted that they were there for the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.

That was in 1995.

FOX News went on the air in 1996.

So now the press is fussing over whether the new First Dog constitutes a violation of something Obama said when getting a family dog first came up.

He said they'd start looking at shelters.

The Obama's new dog comes from a breeder, not a shelter or rescue group, even though Bo had been placed with another family who had to return him.

So, what's more sensible - that Obama break a promise to his daughters, one of whom is allergic to pet dander, by going to a shelter and being unable to find a dog that wouldn't set those allergies off ... or Obama going through a breeder for a very select breed that is compatible with his daughter's health concerns?

Speaking of rescues and animals, here's a chance to help a little kitty cat.

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