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The Tea Party movement develops a platform. It’s the Underpants Gnomes Business Plan!

Summary:  This post examines one attempt to define the Tea Party Movement.  It’s the Underwear Gnomes Business Plan brought to life.  Perhaps they’ll evolve in the future and advocate sensible solutions, but what we see today resembles a child’s tantrum.  Here we see one of the many attempts being made to bring coherence and focus to the Tea Party …

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Dumbest headline of the week

Please submit your entries for this contest to fabmaximus at hotmail.com! We have a clear winner for last week: “READER BRENT KILPATRICK WRITES: “After watching the U.S. 4-man bobsled team win Gold for the first time in 62 years I had a thought. Since President Obama seems embarrassed by ‘American exceptionalism’ do you think he would have …

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Republicans have found a sure-fire path to victory in the November elections

Introduction:  This is the third in a series of dashed off speculative opinions.  Normal procedure on the FM website for these topics would be 3 thousand word posts, supported by dozens of links.  I dont’ have the time to finish them, and too many of these outlines have accumulated in my drafts file.  Perhaps these will spark useful debate …

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The breakdown of the American political system, pointing to a new and better future

Introduction:  This is the second in a series of dashed off speculative opinions.  Normal procedure on the FM website for these topics would be 3 thousand word posts, supported by dozens of links.  I dont’ have the time to finish them, and too many of these outlines have accumulated in my drafts file.  Perhaps these will spark useful debate …

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Does the Tea Party movement remind you of the movie “Meet John Doe”?

Today’s topic for discussion:  what is the Tea Party movement?  Unlike the usual post on the FM website, we have too little data to do anything but speculate. Contents My guess Historical background Origin of the Tea Party Movement Articles about the Tea Parties For more information from the FM site, and an Afterword (1)  My …

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