teabags.thumbnail.jpgThat rolling tour of hearty gun-toting patriots and anti-immigration, anti-progressive agenda-ites known as the Tea Party Express is heading your way across America in two 45-foot buses

to host rallies that encourage and unite Republicans, Libertarians, Independents and conservative Democrats, and help amplify their voices in the fight against the proposed government-run healthcare, excessive taxation and regulation, and government intrusion into the private lives of families.

Meanwhile, the University of California Los Angeles’ Fowler Museum’s exhibition,  Seeped in History: The Art of Tea opens this weekend:

Hot or iced, bagged or loose, black or green-whatever form it takes, enjoying a cup of tea is an act performed at least three billion times a day. Tea has played many profound roles on the world scene-as an ancient health remedy, an element of cultural practice, a source of spiritual insight, and even a catalyst for international conflicts-so naturally the ubiquitous beverage has been a prevalent theme in the visual arts. Steeped in History brings together magnificent art from three continents and many centuries, including rare Chinese ceramics and paintings, 18th- and 19th-century Japanese ceramics and prints, extraordinary English and Colonial American paintings, historic photographs and documents, tea-serving paraphernalia and furniture from many countries, and much more -to tell the fascinating story of tea.  (emphasis mine)

In contrast, the Tea Party  Express features

action-oriented conservative spokespeople and entertainers such as talk show host Mark Williams, Marine Mom Deborah Johns, National Tax Limitation Committee Chairman Lew Uhler, Tea Party Patriots coordinator Amy Kremer, singer Lloyd Marcus, YouTube sensation Rivoli Review, patriotic singer Diana Nagy, and many others. At each rally, the tour will be holding local members of Congress accountable for destructive legislation and policy that reeks of socialism and threatens to permanently cripple the American economy.

One lumpen, or two?

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.

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