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  •  I'm liaising over at teapartycommunity.com (1+ / 0-)
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    Oh Mary Oh

    It's the new FaceBook for Tpers who think FaceBook censors them.

    I'll write a diary about them after a while, but I can tell you now that the small slice of that constituency on that site are all over the map. The Jesus-is-Comin' crowd, the libertarians (and the Libertarians), the amateur Constitutional scholars, the border closers, the gun enthusiasts, the race war enthusiasts, the bajillion breeds of conspiracy bloodhounds, the just plain Obama haters, and the people who hasten to remind you that T.E.A. STANDS for something are fumbling around in circles trying to figure out how to be in the same discussion thread, let alone in the same political movement. I lost count how many real Tpers have been blocked and banned by other real Tpers for not being real Tpers. In that way, they remind me of college Leninists and Trotskyists. Every splinter wants something pure to get behind, and they aren't getting any further into coalescing than for someone to type now and then that they ought to set aside their differences.

    But then they don't. I can't be sure, but I'm beginning to think that, without anyone yanking the Koch boys' puppet strings, these folks are just lost on an old dirt road.

    To My Colonoscopist

    I think that I shall never see
    so far up you as you up me.

    by shieldvulf on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 10:17:34 PM PST

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