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Late Night: Fireworks and Tea Bagging

Ah, the 4th of July! Picnics, barbecues, fireworks and a new tradition, brought to you by the folks at Fox–tea parties! Forget the ice tea, it’s time to have more tea bagging, as promoted by that sexual maverick, South Carolina’s very own Mark Sanford, along with Glenn Beck and what appears to be the whole Fox news brigade.

Think Progress reports that

Fox News contributor and former News Corp. lobbyist Angela McGlowan is scheduled to appear at the Memphis tea party later this week.

So this is pretty much a Fox sanctioned, if not created event. Hey if you can’t report the news, just make it up.

So far there are 1,334 registered tea parties. Oh yeah, and merchandise. Sadly

the Atlanta Tea Party was forced to cancel its Independence Day celebration in Gwinnett, after losing its location…Although the event was on private property, the mall was able to assert authority on the matter due to recipricol [sic] property easement agreements."

Event Co-Chair Debbie Dooley stated, "Our Atlanta Tea Party team tried for the next day and a half to find an alternative location large enough for the event, and with the proper layout for our vendors, children’s activities, and fireworks show, but we could not find anything suitable that would have been available on July 4th."

Aren’t private property rights really important to Republicans? Along with home school and school vouchers…5098_95184504299_706584299_2024472_1409290_n.jpg

[h/t Think Progress ]

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Late Night: Fireworks and Tea Bagging

Ah, the 4th of July! Picnics, barbecues, fireworks and a new tradition, brought to you by the folks at Fox–tea parties! Forget the ice tea, it’s time to have more tea bagging, as promoted by that sexual maverick, South Carolina’s very own Mark Sanford, along with Glenn Beck and what appears to be the whole Fox news brigade.

Think Progress reports that

Fox News contributor and former News Corp. lobbyist Angela McGlowan is scheduled to appear at the Memphis tea party later this week.

So this is pretty much a Fox sanctioned, if not created event. Hey if you can’t report the news, just make it up.

So far there are 1,334 registered tea parties. Oh yeah, and merchandise. Sadly

the Atlanta Tea Party was forced to cancel its Independence Day celebration in Gwinnett, after losing its location…Although the event was on private property, the mall was able to assert authority on the matter due to recipricol [sic] property easement agreements."

Event Co-Chair Debbie Dooley stated, "Our Atlanta Tea Party team tried for the next day and a half to find an alternative location large enough for the event, and with the proper layout for our vendors, children’s activities, and fireworks show, but we could not find anything suitable that would have been available on July 4th."

Aren’t private property rights really important to Republicans? Along with home school and school vouchers…5098_95184504299_706584299_2024472_1409290_n.jpg

[h/t Think Progress ]

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.