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Aug 11, 2010 11:41 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Tea Party Meet the Candidates Night

Aug 11, 2010 11:41 AM

The East End Tea Party will hold a Meet the Candidates night at the Bridgehampton Community House tonight at 6 p.m. to introduce the three candidates who are challenging Tim Bishop in the 1st Congressional District, Randy Altschuler of St. James, Chris Cox of Manhattan and Westhampton and George Demos of Shelter Island. Also expected to attend as will gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, U.S. Senate candidates Bruce Blakeman and Tim Chichester and State Assembly candidate Richard Blumenthal. Candidates will speak and answer questions.

All voters, taxpayers and East End residents of any political persuasion have been invited to attend. For more information, call 917 939-2037 or e-mail eastendteaparty@hotmail.com.

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"tonight, Thursday, August 12" Really? I think we have a boo boo!
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 11, 10 5:53 PM
Article is to be published tomorrow in Press.

Chill ICE!
By PBR (4899), Southampton on Aug 11, 10 6:46 PM
That makes sense, but if it were to be pre-published here they should have just left out the "tonight" and it would have been more accurate.

I'm melting in this heat!
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 11, 10 10:14 PM
East End Tea Party?! HAH! Not one of their three wingnuts have a shot in _____ of beating Bishop. I thank god for the teaparty for without them the dems would lose a number of seats, including Harry Reid, but thanks to lunatics like Sharon Angle the dems will hold their majority!
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Aug 11, 10 8:02 PM
I think you may use "hell" without repercussions. Think about what you are saying here, the Tea Party because if they weren't so crazy people would likely vote out many of the dems they are unhappy with. What does this say of the caliber of the candidates such as Harry Reid?
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 11, 10 10:20 PM
It says whatever is the quality of Henry Ried, he is much preferable to his dim teapartier opponent or any other. --mo
By mo (89), Sag Harbor on Aug 12, 10 11:18 PM
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The East End Tea Party hosts its first annual "Meet the Lunatic NIght"
By fcmcmann (417), Hampton Bays on Aug 11, 10 8:04 PM
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You are so original, regurgitating whatever your pied piper peoplefirst writes.
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 11, 10 10:16 PM
Look at their history, they are either the same person or husband and wife, there is another name "they" use also.
By flyonthewall (30), Southampton on Aug 12, 10 9:50 AM
Ooh, what a conspiracy, two posters disagree with the wingnuts and they have to be married or spies for the radical left! HAH! I don't know fcmcmann, but I certainly like her posts!
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Aug 12, 10 11:26 AM
Yeah, they are awful! They want to cut your taxes - I personally would hate them for that. Not only that but I heard they are for smaller government. Can you believe that! They actually think we can survive without the government being up your toucas at every turn. Lunatics is right! At the end of the day, the more of my money I can give to the government, the better off I will be - because they will use it to take care of me better than I can use it myself. Freakin' neocons.
By package4 (39), hampton bays on Aug 11, 10 9:04 PM
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Taxes under Obama for the middle class are the lowest they've been for decades. The teaparty is nothing more than a group of manic, bigoted, fear-mongers who have absolutely no clue as to what really happens in the world. Teabag heroes like Sharon Angle bemoan "government overreach" and the claim that the government should stop all abortions even in the case of incestuous rape. Give up your social security and medicare. Keep your kids out of public schools and stay off of public highways - and ...more
By progressnow (556), sag harbor on Aug 11, 10 10:54 PM
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yeah, they're incorrigable followers of Bush W, no matter their denial, who cut taxes while starting two warss just to make certain the richeest 2% should be exempt from it costs. O what a work of art are the teabaggers, ready to lower taxes while we're having record deficits to try to jumpstart our economic downturn that is the final legacy of Bush & the corporate puppets we call Republicans. We all know the Teaparty is the secular fundamentalists of the GOP.

Are you going to take care ...more
By mo (89), Sag Harbor on Aug 12, 10 11:38 PM
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I comletely agree with progressnow. teaparty jerks..how dare those old people express their fear and displeasure. I used to think disent was patriotic..but now I think there is no place for it. In fact, I want Obama to declare all disagreement with the government illegal. That will teach all those teabag, maniac bigoted people wherever they came from. If they think they should pay less in taxes and still use the roads...I mean, progressnow is so right! most middle class people i know are very ...more
By package4 (39), hampton bays on Aug 12, 10 6:00 AM
Look up the meaning of "bigoted" it fits you just as well as them. I don't support them, but you are no less crazy or dangerous in your desire to have Obummer destroy more of our constitution. If you don't like dissent move to North Korea and you will not have to hear it.
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 12, 10 6:49 AM
LMAO. . . these flag waving partriots who suddendly champion dissent, except when dissent goes against military adventurism or denies human rights to incarcerated prisoners. How wonderful we have these champions of our loved Constitution who hate our 14th Admendment. What two-faced hypocrites.
By mo (89), Sag Harbor on Aug 12, 10 11:46 PM
Look who's talking about hypocrites, you wish to infringe upon the 2nd Amendment
which is part of the Bill of Rights. When it comes to the 14th Amendment (which you can't even spell) you oppose any change, even if it is for keeping the sovereignty intact. The boarders will be virtually impossible to secure as long as birthright exist for criminals with their anchor babies. The 14th Amendment was not intended for such use and it will be addressed.
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 14, 10 1:52 PM
It gets worse. I just looked at that Alschuler's website and he doesn't think taxpayers should foot the bill for those trials in nyc of the 9-11 bombers. Is he nuts or something!? Besides the roads and public schools and military...I definitely want my taxes going to pay for that trial...what the heck else do I work for anyway!? more neocon nonsense. And just like progressnow, the minute someone mentions shrinking the size of government - pffff, I too give them the incestuous rape argument ...more
By package4 (39), hampton bays on Aug 12, 10 6:11 AM
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I know you wingnuts don't allow facts to get in your way, but taxes are lower under Obama then they have been for decades. Keep screaming, but you cannot drown out facts.

Unlike yours, progressnow's point is entirely relevant - examples of your average teabagger hypocrisy:

"Keep gov't out of our lives!" - "Stop Muslims from building mosques and take away their property rights!"

"Keep gov't out of our lives!" - "Don't allow women the right to choose!"

"Lower ...more
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Aug 12, 10 11:23 AM
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I understand what you say about their hypocritical stances on various things. A women's right to choose should be left alone, it's in her body = her choice. Prayer has a place in private schools, never in public ones.
On the other hand I don't agree with much of the Democratic ideology either. The healthcare bill is a disaster, the idea of gun control is flawed. Obama has continued the Patriot Act, Gitmo, rendition, warrantless wire tapping and other things he promised would "change". Not to ...more
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 12, 10 11:43 AM
Can you post a link showing that the tea party people are anti-choice?
Can you show a link between the absolute insensitivity of building a Mosque near Ground Zero and the tea party objecting to it?
Can you show me where tea party leaders are for prayer in schools?
And then to top it off please show where tea party people call for increase in military spending?
By Terry (380), Southampton on Aug 12, 10 2:10 PM
Wow, Terry, you are certainly proof that the teaparty followers don't actually listen to what is going on within your own party. Have you heard of Rand Paul, Sharon Angle, Michelle Bachman, and Sarah Palin? All anti-choice. Here is a link from Rand himself http://www.randpaul2010.com/issues/a-g/abortion-2/

Now, as to absolute insensitivity of a Mosque near ground zero? How about the true leader of the Teabaggers, Ms. Palin's own tweet, "Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; ...more
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Aug 12, 10 3:40 PM
Ice
you can't have it both ways. You state you are concerned about the teabaggers hypocrisy and then go to make feeble derision about prayer in public schools. Do you then think schools, public esp., should allow 3 prayer meetings a day for Moslem students to bow to Mecca on the prayer rugs kept in their backpacks? Should Hindi students be allowed then to keep little shrines to light candles to Shiva? Should Satanists be allowed to offer hommage to Satan? Should religious beliefs of any religion ...more
By mo (89), Sag Harbor on Aug 13, 10 12:22 AM
"tea party follower" where did that come from?

Just because I am from the right side of the aisle does not indicate membership is any extremist organization. Any more so than if I claimed you to be a member of ACORN or moveon.org.

I have no use for Ms. Palin, but I will state I belive it is very insensitive to build a "cultural center" near Ground Zero.

I thank you for your links, but I'll pass on your sarcasm.
By Terry (380), Southampton on Aug 13, 10 9:07 AM
Forget it fill, teabaggers like Captn Un-American ALWAYS accuse those with opposite views of cherry-picking. He did it even when I quoted from Rand Paul's own website! Ignorance is bliss for these folks.
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Aug 14, 10 12:51 PM
mo

Can you read? If so read this: Prayer has a place in private schools, never in public ones. now were you able to comprehend that sentence? By your response in your previous post it would seem you had trouble with it. It was copied and pasted from my previous comment. That addresses your first paragraph which was a senseless rant stemming from your lack of reading comprehension. I'll add that I don't personally believe in ANY organized religion.

As for guns, they are protected ...more
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 14, 10 1:32 PM
mo

One mo thing, I noticed you didn't defend your boy Obummer on any of the things I mentioned (see above.... read carefully, digest fully, hopefully comprehend)
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 14, 10 1:35 PM
Tea Party candidate from NV against choice: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/29/sharron-angle-opposes-abo_n_629371.html

From the Daily News" Tea Party leader blasts Ground Zero mosque." http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/05/19/2010-05-19_tea_party_leader_mark_williams_says_muslims_worship_a_monkey_god_blasts_ground_z.html

Jim Tomes, a tea party candidate for Indiana state Senate, drew applause when he said, "we would like to see prayer back in school" and again when ...more
By Laszlo Lowenstein (37), East Hampton on Aug 15, 10 3:21 PM
The anti TEA party folks are welcome to voluntarily pay above and beyond the confiscatory taxes now in place. What?? They won't??? HYPOCRITS!!!!
More OBAMA KOOL AID PLEASE.
By bigfresh (4150), north sea on Aug 12, 10 7:08 AM
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so very clever
By mo (89), Sag Harbor on Aug 13, 10 12:40 AM
Oh go on, I'm a liberal, I could care less about your consititution. The forefathers, those dolts, could never have expected that jerks like fox news and rush limbaugh would exist..we need to amend that dopey document. Obama to the rescue baby. The chickens have come home to roost! I hate teabaggers! But I love taxes and roads, public schools and the military.
By package4 (39), hampton bays on Aug 12, 10 1:44 PM
Yes, we get it, you love sarcasm. Alright, already.
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Aug 12, 10 2:35 PM
you're kidding right? I'm dead serious and at 435 comments, if you can't do a better job at gauging how honest I am...then shame on you. what have I said that is not in line with a true liberal...not some lame lino..but a true progressive who is down for the fight and ready to pay those white fat cats back. are you with me peoplefirst..there are a lot of different nationalities that cannot accomplish anything without our help. without us, they are nothing. you need to be committed to the fight ...more
By package4 (39), hampton bays on Aug 12, 10 5:36 PM
why all the hating about tea bags? i like coffee myself, but jeez!! maybe you should all try some decaf.
By CaptainSig (702), Dutch Harbor on Aug 12, 10 9:49 PM
because they are rank hypocretins. arrogant, aggressive and trying to destroy our democracy with idioitc ravings without fact or even the decency to admit it like Terry who says. . . what, me? anti-choice: what, me?
By mo (89), Sag Harbor on Aug 13, 10 12:37 AM
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Care to qualify that remark?
By Terry (380), Southampton on Aug 14, 10 2:02 PM
packaged
you're cracked by being packaged by the teaparty. You certainly are not a liberal, even if you wish to present yourself as a liar. you hate the U.S. Government and should move to Somal;ia or the Northern tribal lands of Afghanistan where ther is no government authority to tax you or make rules about gun safety or care safety or drug safety. you can then live in your free teabagger anarchist world and not be taken over by any government and could take care of yourself, all by yourself, ...more
By mo (89), Sag Harbor on Aug 13, 10 12:33 AM
I miss the old school Republicans. The Ronald Reagan President, Bob Dole Senate Majority/Minority Leader Republicans.

I'd classify myself as a moderate independent voter. I lean liberal on some issues and conservative on others.I care less about party lines than I do about "which party is best fit to solve the problems at hand".

Here's the problem with the Tea Party, the Birthers, the Rush Limbaugh's and the Glenn Beck's of the GOP/conservative faction. They scare me away. Add ...more
By cochise316 (58), southampton on Aug 13, 10 3:27 AM
DIdn't you say you're NOT a teapartier, Captn Un-American? You certainly defend them as though you were.
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Aug 14, 10 12:48 PM
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Liar, Somalia, arrogant, destroy democracy, idiotic, anarchist, short on details. I am truly not understanding all the pushback here. I am going to presume that I am not communicating well...look, I have studied the Weatherman Manuals, I have studied all of the bumpersticker slogans, the emails, I have check out all the appropriate bloggers, I am fully on message here folks. Can you all stop being so mean to me? I went to Harvard, studied in France, I don't give a lot of money to Darfour, but ...more
By package4 (39), hampton bays on Aug 13, 10 8:17 AM
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At least you have a sense of humor, package4...We all have the problem of not getting enough REAL information. There is such an enormous amount of "news" out there...but it really just depends on what and who one listens to. Tea party folk get an awful lot of bad press, so therefore, one might think they are all knuckle-dragging dumbbells who have no brains, and they scream alot. I wish I could help people to understand that, that is not the case. Nor, for instance, is Rush Limbaugh a "bigot" ...more
By Jan (25), Hampton Bays on Aug 13, 10 6:27 PM
Limbaugh is not a bigot?! HAH! Talk about a sense of humor!
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Aug 14, 10 12:49 PM
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Rush is a complete TOOL!
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 14, 10 1:55 PM
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Ok, everything was fine until you suggested I have a sense of humor. I've got a reputation to protect and as a liberal..few things could be more offensive than a sense of humor. And, if I do have a sense of humor, you can chalk it up to the poor policies of the prior administration that got us here today - its very, very complicated and you wouldn't understand. In fact, as a liberal I am confronted every day with people who want to do whatever they want!? Drive SUVs, drink soda...when they should ...more
By package4 (39), hampton bays on Aug 14, 10 8:20 AM
Pack4: ohmygosh... you don't eat anything with salt on it, do you? Anyway, it's a good thing you keep your body limber with yoga, as well as your mind nimble with NPR. good man!! Anderson Cooper? Rachel Maddow...better still, Chris Matthews? They'll bring a tingle up your leg, eh?
As for "ICE" and "peoplefirst"...you proved my point. Thank you. Obviously you've never really listened to Rush...come on guys... ya gotta do alittle homework!
By Jan (25), Hampton Bays on Aug 14, 10 4:40 PM
Rachel Maddow really brings a tingle up my leg! Too bad she is playing for the other team! I think it is her boyish haircut that really turns me on!

There is good and bad in both parties, unfortunately it is more bad in both!
Most of the mainstream news sources are garbage, either leaning one way or the other.

I don't like Limbaugh, but Glen Beck is a riot!
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 14, 10 5:15 PM
OK peoplefirst, please provide a quote and link to Rush Limbaughs' alleged "bigotted" statements. good luck!
By bigfresh (4150), north sea on Aug 14, 10 5:06 PM
Don't know about all that but I have to agree with number 3. Seriously have you watched a game recently or seen the rap sheet on these players
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Aug 14, 10 10:29 PM
Barack the Magic Negro..... LOL, that is too funny!!!!!

I have to disagree with those statements being called bigoted, they are more racist than bigoted..... get your labels right!
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 14, 10 10:47 PM
Captain America, defending the entire teaparty against racism is one thing, but to defend Limbaugh is simply beyond the pale. We all know that bloated, drug-addict has made countless racist and bigoted statements so to question the poster's citation is simply laughable.
By dagdavid (646), southampton on Aug 15, 10 3:38 PM
The" Barak the Magic Negro" parody is a series of quotes from the LA Times describing the Almighty Barak and his ascension to power set to music, not comments by Rush. Try again.
By bigfresh (4150), north sea on Aug 15, 10 7:55 AM
Except Barak is neither a negro, nor our first black president. Try again! Oops, I mean...wait, what side am I on again?
By package4 (39), hampton bays on Aug 15, 10 8:02 AM
Rush is a pill poppen racist.....,why do you think a rich white mans club like the NFL owners would not let him join them..They definitly do not want to be branded as racist .....
By DJ9222 (85), southampton on Aug 15, 10 12:20 PM
FACTS PLEASE, not left wing talking points, quote the man's racist comments, if you can.
By bigfresh (4150), north sea on Aug 15, 10 3:04 PM
RE: Rush Limbaugh being racist: Here is the top 10 plus some more. Do you people use Google?
http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane-mccalla/top-10-racist-limbaugh-quotes/
By Laszlo Lowenstein (37), East Hampton on Aug 15, 10 3:24 PM
Here are two of Rush's most racist quotes "I sometimes like chocolate milk". And, "He's out of his cotton pickin' mind!" What more evidence to you need!?
By package4 (39), hampton bays on Aug 15, 10 4:38 PM
If you don't like limbaugh don't listen to him. He is just a talk show host. I really don't get the libs who feel the need to rip anyone who is not with their agenda. Why do you care what he says and why do you listen. Why not get all your info from that genius Rachel maddow or something.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Aug 15, 10 9:52 PM
I say we give 'em Rush. Fine he's a racist. now what? Doh, looks like he remains the most successful radio show host in the history of the medium. You have Janine Garafalo, PBR and Peoplefirst.
By package4 (39), hampton bays on Aug 15, 10 10:39 PM
LOL - Howard Stern blows him away as far as success goes.
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Aug 16, 10 12:35 PM
ICE, your 445th statement might be your nuttiest. I'm sorry, but its not ever close - and I only mention this as an aside. I'm a fan of both.
By package4 (39), hampton bays on Aug 22, 10 8:34 AM