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Glenn Beck rally attendees allegedly get into D.C. bag tax altercation

By Matt DeLong

The George Washington University student newspaper reports that the first day of move-in for the fall semester went pretty smoothly Saturday, despite the campus' proximity to the nearest Metro stop to the Lincoln Memorial. This was, of course, the site of Glenn Beck's big "Restoring Honor rally" that drew tens of thousands of participants to Washington.

The day was not entirely without incident, unfortunately. From the GWU Hatchet:


Though the rally was a mostly peaceful gathering, two rally attendees got into a heated argument with an employee at the GW Deli over the D.C. bag tax, which ultimately resulted in one of the tea party members throwing a sandwich in the deli employee's face. The GW Deli declined to comment on the issue.

The District of Columbia requires all shoppers to pay a 5-cent tax for plastic or paper bags to carry their purchases. The funds pay for cleanup of the polluted Anacostia River.

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its sad that on the "44" page about obama's presidency the liberal media has decided to talk about glen beck, michelle bachman, and al sharpton. why not talk about the health care bill and the stimulus? or obama's promse of amnesty and a carbon tax? or his claims that he saved GM and the entire economy from something worse than double digit unemployment?

Posted by: dummypants | September 2, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

its sad that on the "44" page about obama's presidency the liberal media has decided to talk about glen beck, michelle bachman, and al sharpton. why not talk about the health care bill and the stimulus? or obama's promse of amnesty and a carbon tax? or his claims that he saved GM and the entire economy from something worse than double digit unemployment?

Posted by: dummypants | September 2, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

I just read the article. It is suspect.

The perps are not identified, so the Post alleges they had to be Tea Partiers. That, despite this incident happened at GWUs Deli, while students moved onto campus. The GWU deli is on campus in the student union (Marvin Center).

People at the Tea Party, nor any other DC visitors would even know the Deli is there. You cannot see it from the street.

Sounds to me like an out of town parent upset by our bag laws.

Even more curious is that the deli manager says it didn't happen.

hmm.

Posted by: get8329 | September 1, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Since this is on The President Obama blog where is The President Obama comment on this pressing issue?

Useless teabaggers teabagging the internet with this filth instead of upholding Our President.

Posted by: jiji1 | August 31, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

For all the conservatives saying what a waste of story this is an awful lot of them seem to be wasting a lot of time responding to it. LOL

Posted by: tara172 | August 31, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

so WaPo/Journolists are stooping to reporting on "Alleged" acts, because they were conservatives involved?? how much more pathetic can Libs get?

Posted by: morphy | August 31, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

so WaPo/Journolists are stooping to reporting on "Alleged" acts, because they were conservatives involved?? how much more pathetic can Libs get?

Posted by: morphy | August 31, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

so WaPo/Journolists are stooping to reporting on "Alleged" acts, because they were conservatives involved?? how much more pathetic can Libs get?

Posted by: morphy | August 31, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Oh, for God's sake.


A sandwich in the face is all that you could scrape up.


Get some real stuff to report. You are scraping the bottom of the barrel and unfortunately that is where the Post reporting has ended up.

Posted by: heffleyjr | August 31, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Journolist BS. The big count is coming on election day and we will see who has the numbers.

Posted by: dcharlson | August 31, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Quote: "resulted in one of the tea party members throwing a sandwich in the deli employee's face. The GW Deli declined to comment..."

What evidence was there to indicate the customer's political views, or even if he was there to attend the rally?

There seem to have been a lot of dubious assumptions made before the decision to report this incident, and to link it to the Restoring Honor rally.

Posted by: JBaustian | August 31, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Out of hundreds of thousands of Restoring Honor rally attendees (and leaving the rally area cleaner when they left than how it was when they got there, from what I've heard), a student reporter picks out 2 jerks griping about a bag tax intended to discourage littering and pay for river cleanup. Did the deli sandwich vendor press charges for assault against the 2 jerks? If not, then presumably it was no big deal, relatively speaking -- so get a life, GWU student reporter!

Posted by: CatherineMcClarey | August 31, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

All you liberal loons are pretty brave with your comments on the net. I would like to see you on the street and try you little childish acts on someone like me.

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Posted by: sdfkwejoif | August 31, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

Remember biotech? Read this strange story about a biotech company based in St. Louis and the kind of work it is into now:

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Posted by: freighter | August 30, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Honey that deli worker is a good one cause if that had been me, we would be on the news. I would have put that bagger to sleep for sure. Trust

Posted by: bigheadbull2 | August 30, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

This is typical pig-like Teabagger behavior.

Posted by: jakemehoffer | August 30, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Oh the silly post. The best they can do to frame the people who showed up on Saturday as being full of hate is this story? I guess providing coverage of the black panthers on election day 2008 and the actions they engaged in was not news worthy enough for almost two years, but a sandwich being tossed is important enough to cover two days after the event.

Is the post trying to be funny, or is the irony lost on the mush brains that work for the paper?

Funny how when a bunch of looney left nuts get together, the riot police and military are called in because the oh so non violent lefties like to throw rocks at the police and through the windows of stores.

Posted by: irish031 | August 30, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

very entertaining - love all the right wingers coming out of the woodwork to defend their own. More like this please....

Posted by: hohandy | August 30, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

If your issues are so bad that you're going to get in an argument over a nickel? You've got bigger trouble than that nickel. There's no excuse for this kind of behavior.

Too bad the guy wasn't arrested for his uncivil violent behavior.

Posted by: Nymous | August 30, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Such a silly article/accusation. I had a sandwich thrown at me driving up Duke Street while the hurler yelled, "F*** McCain". (I had a McCain/Palin) bumper sticker on my car.) A liberal friend had someone throw a glass bottle at her because she cut them off in traffic. People don't behave appropriately now a days. That was part of the theme of the Beck rally. Get back to God. Do the right thing. Be honorable. If this incident did in fact occur, that's the irony...that they'd just attended a rally that called for us to be better. And for the record, I have twice had an establishment automatically charge me for the bag when I didn't ask for it. Then when I said I didn't want the bag and please return the $.05 they told me they'd have to get a manager up to override the charge. Not worth my time. While it might seem petty, charging me a tax for something I don't want and didn't ask for is rather upsetting.

Posted by: Huskerqt | August 30, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I walked over to the G-Dub for a sandwhich after reading this. The clerk at the counter shook her head and said "never happened...been getting asked all day, but it never happened."

College kids make great resources...especially when they ask for no attribution.

Tomorrow's headline: "Beck supporters denigrate Lincoln Memorial!" with an accompanying pic of a cigarrette butt in the grass (of some college kids backyard).

Ridiculous. And I feel just as ridiculous for posting.


Posted by: tresimple | August 30, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I walked over to the G-Dub for a sandwhich after reading this. The clerk at the counter shook her head and said "never happened...been getting asked all day, but it never happened."

College kids make great resources...especially when they ask for no attribution.

Tomorrow's headline: "Beck supporters denigrate Lincoln Memorial!" with an accompanying pic of a cigarrette butt in the grass (of some college kids backyard).

Ridiculous. And I feel just as ridiculous for posting.


Posted by: tresimple | August 30, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

But the big question remains; Did they pick it up in time to meet the 5 second rule?

Posted by: cyberfool | August 30, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

The Deli employee may have implied "Tea Bag" tax instead of just the "bag" tax! Or may be the "Old Bag" tax!

You know these Honor Restorer are of a violent nature and these days they are walking around with lotsa anger.

Posted by: kishorgala | August 30, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

This is news? Sooooo... who cares? ...and how do you know these two folks belonged to the Tea Party? Was their attendance at the Restoring Honor event cause you to draw such a conclusion (stereotype)?

This story isn't even worthy of a blog post. I'm very disappointed in the Washington Post. Either it's a really slow news day or your liberal roots are showing.

Posted by: ProfessionalSoldier | August 30, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Hey conservatards - this is a BLOG, not an article. Quit getting bent out of shape over the publication of an anecdote.

Posted by: JoshHamilton | August 30, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

So 87,000 people in attendance at this big national rally is probably an accurate estimate. In other words less than 1 home game full house at the U of M stadium in Ann Arbor MI on ever football Saturday. Impressive =)

Posted by: lencharette | August 30, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Forgotten Story:
Democrat on East 14th Street murdered an innocent liquor store owner........you get the picture.

Republican murders a doctor in small midwest town. Whats your point. Let me guess. Democrats murder more? Please stop posting crap. Its really crap.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 30, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

If the person who threw the sandwich declined the bag, they would not have been charged the 5 cents. The sad irony would have been if that person took the sandwhich out of the bag to throw it.

Reminds me of an early 21st century American proverb.."You can't fix stupid"

Posted by: Notsofastmyfriend | August 30, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

If the person who threw the sandwich declined the bag, they would not have been charged the 5 cents. The sad irony would have been if that person took the sandwhich out of the bag to throw it.

Reminds me of an early 21st century American proverb.."You can't fix stupid"

Posted by: Notsofastmyfriend | August 30, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

If the person who threw the sandwich declined the bag, they would not have been charged the 5 cents. The sad irony would have been if that person took the sandwhich out of the bag to throw it.

Reminds me of an early 21st century American proverb.."You can't fix stupid"

Posted by: Notsofastmyfriend | August 30, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Who are the tea party people fooling. All they really want are republicans back in power and no minority president. Once that happens they will dissipate by way of the swift boat guys. These groups only show up when the republican party's status in government is challenged or lessened. Where were these guys before the republicans lost power? Didn't we have the same issues then? Job loss, the bailout, high deficits, taxes? Soon as the republicans lost congress and the white house to a black guy the tea party was formed.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 30, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Forgotten Story:
Democrat on East 14th Street murdered an innocent liquor store owner........you get the picture.
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Numbered streets run north/south in the District, so there can't be an "East 14th Street".

If the person who threw the sandwich declined the bag, they would not have bee charged the 5 cents. The sad irony would have been if the person took the sandwhich out of the bag to throw it.

Reminds me of an early 21st century American proverb.."You can't fix stupid"

Posted by: Notsofastmyfriend | August 30, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I picked up trash along the highways of my county as a volunteer for about ten years. I now take my trash to a landfill and recycle what I want.

The tax is justified. Trash doesn't pick up itself. You pick it up or else, pay the tax.

Posted by: LL314 | August 30, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

It was stupid of the tea party members to do it yet not worth making the paper. Its not the guy at the counter who decided to tax bags. I know its a dumb tax but I have since enough not to get violent with vendors. These guys use anger as an excuse for their actions.

Rustbkt

I remember the million man march. All the white people took off work. There were no white people downtown that day except park service employees and law enforcement. You dont want to talk about expecting or hoping for the worst. Your actions that day spoke louder than any speculations you can make about Saturday's events.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 30, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

The White House made the following announcement. "Using the same accurate predictors we used to guarantee unemployment would stay under 8% after the passage of the stimulus package, we have tabulated that only 1349 people attended the the Beck rally. Of course this more than the number of private sector jobs than our stimulus package created..."

Posted by: bz11 | August 30, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

it is the end of the first 8 months of the DC bag tax and i'm still a proud bag tax virgin.

i'd rather stick a fork in my eye than support this ridiculous tax. but i would never, ever ridicule or abuse any employee of any establishment that sells food. it's not their fault; they're just doing their job.

it's unfortunate that an innocent deli worker took a sandwich in the face (better a real sandwich than a KNUCKLE SANDWICH!)... but if this is the best example WaPo can dish up on the tea party's most recent DC gathering, then it must be a really, really slow news day.

Posted by: potomacfever00 | August 30, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

This idiotic "story" is already making the rounds on the blogs as the latest example of Lamestream Media.

It'll be on O'Reilly, Madcow, etc. for sure this week.

Actually made the front page of WaPo.

That's what's disturbing.

What next UFO stories?

Posted by: drjcarlucci | August 30, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Potty is the best thing that could have ever happened to the GOP - the snake is beginning to eat it's own tail. Most gratifying and highly encouraging for the future of our country!

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | August 30, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

So the Post is now using a student newspaper as a source involving an incident that nobody would comment on.....and it makes it on the front page of the website?

JounOlism alive and well!

Posted by: HughAkston | August 30, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe anything I'm told by the press anymore, so I did my own rough estimate based on the photos online and dimensions I picked off of Google Earth. I came out at 50-100k max.

Note that the space between the Lincoln Memorial and the WW-II memorial is about the same shape but quite a bit smaller than the area between the Washington Monument and the Capitol building, where genuine grass-roots marches and protests are usually held. (It's also mostly taken up by the reflecting pool)

Compare the photos of Glenn Beck's rally with this picture of the larger space ( which is all lawn from the 1995 "Million Man March". The park police estimated that crowd (probably accurately) at 400k.

http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/091014-crowd-counting-vlg330p.grid-4x2.jpg

Note that this photo was taken from the back and the densest crowds are at the capitol.

Think about it, any crowd photo with over 100k people in it can't have recognizable faces. You have to be *way* back to get that many people into the frame! (of course if you want to make a small crowd look big, just use a wide angle lens. Then you get clear faces up front, and people only 100 feet away turn into dots.)

Anyone claiming The Beck ralley was more than 200k is obviously unqualified for elected office. We'll never balance the budget unless we get people who can do math and know what "facts" are.

Still, 87,000 is an awful lot of Demented Sheep. I'm all for freedom, but I'm glad they didn't show up in my neightborhood....


Posted by: rwolf01 | August 30, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

The Post has been searching for 3 days for some dirt on these Tea Partiers. The Holy Grail would have been something racist, but I guess the best they could do was someone upset over the bag tax.

Since the Washington Post is such a big proponent of this tax, I assume they would also support a 5 cent tax on newspapers as well.

Posted by: diehardlib | August 30, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Notice to Tea Party organizers: Many resort areas like in my neck of the woods charge extra taxes for items like restaurant food, souvenirs, etc... so please keep this in mind when picking destinations for your gatherings, conventions, witch hunts, etc.. In the interest of your emotional well-being, STEER CLEAR of any city like MINE that can be considered a "resort." Really.

Your welcome.

Posted by: VAreader | August 30, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

10% tax on that sandwich probably got them all hot and bothered to begin with. Then a 5 cent tax for a plastic bag? Have at you sirrah! (That's how the Founders spoke, don't you know?)

Give me liverwurst or give me death!!!

Posted by: Old_Mose | August 30, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse


Now WaPo is reduced to quoting unattributed accounts from "a college newspaper". Hilarious.

Sounds like some liberal college kid made up the entire story out of whole cloth.


Posted by: screwjob21 | August 30, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Forgotten Story:
Democrat on East 14th Street murdered an innocent liquor store owner........you get the picture

Posted by: tripferguson1 | August 30, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

One person who attended the rally..... NO one said it was a member of the tea party, you just assume, that every9one who attended was a tea party member, which is far from the truth.... but anyway, one person who got upset, is going to make the other 499,999 people that attended madmen? Gimme a damn break! If that's the case, then every angry black person at the Sharpton rally are all racists.

Posted by: trixlette | August 30, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Forgotten Story:
Democrat on East 14th Street murdered an innocent liquor store owner........you get the picture

Posted by: tripferguson1 | August 30, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

johng1, Kudos to you because I fell for it. Bravo and very funny.

Posted by: VAreader | August 30, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

OMG, that's all you got? Some estimates between 300k and 500k attend this event and ONE argument over 5 cents???? Al Sharpton had a few measly thousand, Beck had hundreds of thousands. People are no longer being race baited by Sharpton and his kind. To have that many people all together and NO violence...and you single out one, just ONE person who got upset over a nickle...pretty petty....you wasted more than 5 cents on the ink for that story...pretty damn lame.

Posted by: trixlette | August 30, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm pulling your legs, LOL

Posted by: johng1 | August 30, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm pulling your legs, LOL

Posted by: johng1 | August 30, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

So now we have eyewitness accounts in this forum from "experts" in crowd estimation that say "roughly 500,000" and "roughly 349,005" (love that extra 5.) That's a discrepancy of 43%. I find it hard to believe these people.

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I was in Paris the day the allies liberated that city. There were 349,006 people lined up along the Champs-Élysées, not including the Nazi sympathizers hung from various locations. I was reporting for Stars and Stripes. I also was at the Mall on Saturday. I counted slightly less, about 349,005.

Posted by: johng1 | August 30, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

All these fake numbers are necessary in order to try to falsely convince people that there's more a just a few "wackos" out there, when the fact is these Republicans are nothing more than non-stop liars.

They get on this blog and tell lies all day long and now they want to be taken at their word?

Uh, no.

Posted by: lindalovejones | August 30, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Why is this news worthy. What a slanted bunch of garbage. Was there a black, illegal immigrant, or maybe even (gasp) a democrat that committed a crime that day? According to the lead of you folks and this paper I guess I need to start verbally attacking all of those groups then! What a bunch of fish wrap.

Posted by: gunnysgt77 | August 30, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I really don't get WHY the teapartiers are continually OBSESSING over the attendance #'s reported. It seems as if the # draw was the main point of the event.

If the attendees were so inspired by the supposed "message" of the event, one would think that is what they would focus on instead of pettily debating the crowd size.

Impressive.

Posted by: VAreader | August 30, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I played at the December 6, 1969 free concert at Altamont Speedway in northern California. While I was performing with the Rolling Stones, I counted the amount of people within the exact same square footage as the National Mall withing range of the Lincoln Memorial. There were roughly 349,005 people at Altamont, give or take eight. The same number was on the Mall Saturday. I was there too.

Posted by: johng1 | August 30, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Shocking. Some TP's displaying the emotional maturity of 5 year olds over a pittance fee that they could have avoided if they declined the bag.

TPers seem to posses zero common sense, maturity, or reasoning skills but endless supplies of blind anger and rage when it comes to their "dog whistle" words like taxes, socialism, muslims, liberals, Obama, etc.

Loons.

Posted by: VAreader | August 30, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

OMG!!!

Someone threw a sandwich at the deli man because he tried to collect a BS tax.

Call out the National Guard!

Is this the best you could do WaPo?
Posted by: waterfrontproperty | August 30, 2010 3:16 PM
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The tax, BS or not, is the law. Not assulting people is the law. Have you (and the Teabaggers) no respect for the law?

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Interesting article on crowd estimates:

http://stevedoig.com/archives/250

Posted by: inmyhumbleopinion_imho | August 30, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

OMG!!!

Someone threw a sandwich at the deli man because he tried to collect a BS tax.

Call out the National Guard!

Is this the best you could do WaPo?

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | August 30, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Hey lefty, what office you hold? None you say. Who is this "we" you are talking about? You got an obama (t-u-r-d) in your pocket?
Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:41 PM
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Those without facts or valid arguments must resort to personal attacks. I don't mind because I didn't have much respect for you from the start but it must be embarrassing to have exposed yourself to the rest of the world.
Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse
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sore lefty loser again.....show me the personal attack in my blog? I was at the Glen Beck Event. Were you?
Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:52 PM
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You talk about me and and not the subject. You attempt to belittle me. You post references to fecal matter. Your next post refers to me as a "looser." Again, I don't mind. What you think or believe is insignificant. It does, however, reflect more on you than it does on me.

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I worked at the Woodstock '94 event. The crowd there was roughly 500,000. The event on Saturday (yes, I was there) had a more tightly-packed crowd and about the same area, give or take. The estimate of 87,000 is, at best, laughable. There were roughly 100,000 already there at 5:30AM!

Posted by: EdAtEdCoyneDotNet | August 30, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Hey lefty, what office you hold? None you say. Who is this "we" you are talking about? You got an obama (t-u-r-d) in your pocket?
Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:41 PM
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Those without facts or valid arguments must resort to personal attacks. I don't mind because I didn't have much respect for you from the start but it must be embarrassing to have exposed yourself to the rest of the world.


Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

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sore lefty loser again.....show me the personal attack in my blog? I was at the Glen Beck Event. Were you?

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Hey lefty, what office you hold? None you say. Who is this "we" you are talking about? You got an obama (t-u-r-d) in your pocket?
Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:41 PM
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Those without facts or valid arguments must resort to personal attacks. I don't mind because I didn't have much respect for you from the start but it must be embarrassing to have exposed yourself to the rest of the world.

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

@mr_tjet: Let's use FIFO (First In, First Out, an accounting concept for inventories). So we'll start with W's war crimes and crimes against humanity. Same with Cheney, Rummy, and Condi. Our prosecutions at Nuremberg and Tokyo would provide a nice roadmap. Then we'll prosecute them for violating our Constitutional rights with illegal searches.

Ooops. I forgot W's deserting his unit during Vietnam. Going AWOL for 30 days with no intent to return is desertion under the UCMJ. And deserting in time of war is a capital offense with no statute of limitations. He's still at risk. Unless he convinces the current President to issue him a pardon.

Let's roll! You with me?

Posted by: Garak | August 30, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

What I want to know is what kind of sandwiches they ordered.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | August 30, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

From Spend and Borrow to Deli sandwiches, the Republican Party has become the party of the Free Lunch.

Posted by: djah | August 30, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

FLASH BULLETIN: Tea B@ggers are dead beats.

This is news?

Posted by: Tempest1 | August 30, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Is a joke?

This can't be a serious story.

WaPo using the "GW Hatchet" as a source.

No pics, no one is named, no witnesses other than "deli employees" who called WaPo to tell their tale.

Woodward!! Bernstein!! Get on it NOW!!!

WaPo puts the Lame in Lamestream Media.

Posted by: drjcarlucci | August 30, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

It was not peaceful on many levels. They disrupted sandwich traffic and caused a big stink. I can still smell the rotten stench of the obese teabaggers from their fat-laden lazy ways. Plus, these old people begin to smell badly when they stay in the sun for a short while. The combination of these elements have sickened many valuable government employees who work downwind of the site.

Posted by: johng1 | August 30, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

LOL!!! 500,000 plus attended and this is "it"? LOL!!! See you Nov 2010 for the nationwide toilet flush.
Posted by: NO-bama | August 30, 2010 1:49 PM
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LOL!!! 500,000? Try 87,000. LOL!!!
Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse
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HEY LEFTY, IT WAS MORE LIKE A MILLION. LMAO.
Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:00 PM
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You must have already laughed off your head if you really believe that number. Only Michele Bachmann has mentioned that figure and we already know that she is not a reliable source (to put it kindly.)


Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

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Hey lefty, what office you hold? None you say. Who is this "we" you are talking about? You got an obama (t-u-r-d) in your pocket?

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

The only real count showed 87,000 +/- 9,000 so as few as 79,000 up to as many as 96,000. The rest of claims are guesstimates to outright delusion.

Posted by: fingersfly | August 30, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

It's not a tax, it's a fee. Fees are applied on a per use basis and go directly to a budget item or program, such as when someone purchases a bag and the surcharge goes to fund the river clean-up. Perhaps if people knew the difference we could avoid such confrontations.

Posted by: pollomacho | August 30, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm a proud liberal.

Liberalism (from the Latin liberalis, "of freedom"[1]) is the belief in the importance of liberty and equality.[2][3] Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but most liberals support such fundamental ideas as constitutions, liberal democracy, free and fair elections, human rights, fair distribution of wealth, free trade, and the separation of church and state. These ideas are widely accepted, even by political groups that do not openly profess a liberal ideological orientation. Liberalism encompasses several intellectual trends and traditions, but the dominant variants are classical liberalism, which became popular in the 18th century, and social liberalism, which became popular in the 20th century.

Liberalism first became a powerful force in the Age of Enlightenment, rejecting several foundational assumptions that dominated most earlier theories of government, such as hereditary status, established religion, absolute monarchy, and the Divine Right of Kings. The early liberal thinker John Locke, who is often credited for the creation of liberalism as a distinct philosophical tradition, employed the concept of natural rights and the social contract to argue that the rule of law should replace absolutism in government, that rulers were subject to the consent of the governed, and that private individuals had a fundamental right to life, liberty, and property.

The revolutionaries in the American Revolution and the French Revolution used liberal philosophy to justify the armed overthrow of tyrannical rule. The 19th century saw liberal governments established in nations across Europe, Latin America, and North America. Liberal ideas spread even further in the 20th century, when liberal democracies triumphed in two world wars and survived major ideological challenges from fascism and communism. Conservatism, fundamentalism, and military dictatorship remain powerful opponents of liberalism. Today, liberals are organized politically on all major continents. They have played a decisive role in the growth of republics, the spread of civil rights and civil liberties, the establishment of the modern welfare state, the institution of religious toleration and religious freedom, and the development of globalization.

Posted by: lunetrick | August 30, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

This is a joke, right WaPo? Hundreds of thousands of people attend a rally on the mall, and you report an isolated, minor incident like this to make what point exactly? The only valid assumption one can make from this ridiculous story (and I'm sure you verified it before copying it from the student newspaper) is that it was one of the most peaceful and successful rallies -- not to mention one of the largest -- ever held in DC. Your desperation is quite unbecoming.

Posted by: emacco | August 30, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

how do we know for sure this was a Tea Party Member? Sound more like a democrat trying to get something for nothing to me.

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

how do we know for sure this was a Tea Party Member? Sound more like a democrat trying to get something for nothing to me.

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

The very first post is just so incredibly stupid. And Rustbkt probably thought he or she was being clever.

Posted by: ctree | August 30, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Cool chiily, we did not elect those whom you list. You guys elect those people. We pay taxes, but get no such representation in the US Congress. A$$$$whipe

Posted by: johng1 | August 30, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Yes, mr_tjet, let's ask Alveda King what she thinks about the Glenn Beck rally. She may have the same last name, but she's an idiot, as history clearly indicates. She had 2 abortions, yet she's an open critic of abortion and women's rights. Oh, and she loves gay people. No, actually, she hates them. "Earlier this month King grabbed headlines when she equated gay marriage with genocide." I can really see how she's there spreading the love. King's rolling over in his grave right now. Brain washed much?

Posted by: rphilipg | August 30, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad those stupid pasty white fat redneck idiots went back to their surburban and rural hell and left the city. Please don't come back.

Posted by: nowhine | August 30, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

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nowhine, I can see you're one of those smart democrat business people. Tourism is D.C.'s largest industry other than stealing taxpayer's money and giving it to the likes of you.

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad those stupid pasty white fat redneck idiots went back to their surburban and rural hell and left the city. Please don't come back.

Posted by: nowhine | August 30, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

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nowhine, I can see you're one of those smart democrat business people. Tourism is D.C.'s largest industry other than stealing taxpayer's money and giving it to the likes of you.

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad those stupid pasty white fat redneck idiots went back to their surburban and rural hell and left the city. Please don't come back.

Posted by: nowhine | August 30, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

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nowhine, I can see you're one of those smart democrat business people. Tourism is D.C.'s largest industry other than stealing taxpayer's money and giving it to the likes of you.

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

rphillipg:

There are corrupt politicians from both parties.

It's time to start vetting candidates to make sure they go to DC for the right reasons, to place country before themselves, their party or their own ideologies.

Until we vote honorable, intelligent candidates into Congress, this is the dreck we have to expose and weed out.

Posted by: janet8 | August 30, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Me sentiments too. Don't come back to my city you backward pig-fornicating redneck teatards.

Posted by: johng1 | August 30, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

LOL!!! 500,000 plus attended and this is "it"? LOL!!! See you Nov 2010 for the nationwide toilet flush.
Posted by: NO-bama | August 30, 2010 1:49 PM
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LOL!!! 500,000? Try 87,000. LOL!!!
Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse
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HEY LEFTY, IT WAS MORE LIKE A MILLION. LMAO.
Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:00 PM
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You must have already laughed off your head if you really believe that number. Only Michele Bachmann has mentioned that figure and we already know that she is not a reliable source (to put it kindly.)

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad those stupid pasty white fat redneck idiots went back to their surburban and rural hell and left the city. Please don't come back.

Posted by: nowhine | August 30, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad those stupid pasty white fat redneck idiots went back to their surburban and rural hell and left the city. Please don't come back.

Posted by: nowhine | August 30, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad those stupid pasty white fat redneck idiots went back to their surburban and rural hell and left the city. Please don't come back.

Posted by: nowhine | August 30, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Ah-ha, got it, 0.001% of the rally turns in bad form so ALL tea partiers are bad. Liberal logic at it's best.
Posted by: getjiggly | August 30, 2010 2:09 PM
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Not at all. But don't continue to tell us that all Teabaggers are law abiding, non-racist do-gooders.

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Those "Dimtards." Great insult by the way. All caps? Lets carry our point even further by listing all the corrupt Democrats in office. Lets see...Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL, oh wait, he's a Republican (they can be corrupt too? Get out of here...) Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)...looks like his ethics issues stem from (1) his use of earmarks for personal gain; (2) his illegal land purchase; and, (3) his connections to a lobbying firm under investigation. Who else do we have here...Sen. John Ensign (R-NV, affair with campaign staffer who was paid an exuberant amount of what may be tax payer money to keep it hush-hush. Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA), can anyone say Brent Wilkes Investigation? Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), earmarks he inserted into legislation for clients of his former chief of staff in exchange for campaign contributions...misuse of his nonprofit McConnell Center for Political Leadership at the University of Louisville. How about RNC Chairman Michael Steele? Can anyone say, your cash for strippers? Of course, you'll just argue that the Tea Party is separate from the Republican Party...which is alright. Anyone who believes their party is free from corruption probably shouldn't vote in November.

Posted by: rphilipg | August 30, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

you weren't welcome here to begin with.

at this point we're just glad you left to go back to your flyover states.

Posted by: anarcho-liberal-tarian | August 30, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Ah-ha, got it, 0.001% of the rally turns in bad form so ALL tea partiers are bad. Liberal logic at it's best.

Posted by: getjiggly | August 30, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

If they said "no" to the plastic bag, they wouldn't have been charged five cents.

Posted by: washingtondc5 | August 30, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

I live in DC and fled the city on Saturday to stay away from the crazies of all stripes. But thanks for coming and leaving your cash on our doorstep! :)

Posted by: rhalter3633 | August 30, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

rphilipg... Why don't we ask Dr. Martin Luther King's niece, Alveda King if she thought she was being disrespectful of her uncle. Also, Pastor C. S. Jackson was there. He was at the original "I Have a Dream Speech" and stood with Dr. Martin Luther King on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Lets ask him too.
Lets also see what they think of Glen Beck while we're at it. Don't let your hate blind you from the truth.

Posted by: mr_tjet | August 30, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

LOL!!! 500,000 plus attended and this is "it"? LOL!!! See you Nov 2010 for the nationwide toilet flush.
Posted by: NO-bama | August 30, 2010 1:49 PM
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LOL!!! 500,000? Try 87,000. LOL!!!


Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

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HEY LEFTY, IT WAS MORE LIKE A MILLION. LMAO.

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Well, a nickel IS a lot of money to anybody old enough to be a teabagger. I mean REEEAALLLYY. A nickel used to buy a bag of groceries and a carton of camels with enough left over to take a family of four to the movies.

But I have to wonder, did the teabagger PAY for the sandwich before throwing it? Because that makes more fox-news-beck-like sense: throwing away a $5 sandwich in a dispute over a 5 cent bag.

Posted by: BattleOffSamar | August 30, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Nothing says 'honor' like throwing something at somebody.

Posted by: MSinVA | August 30, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

LOL!!! 500,000 plus attended and this is "it"? LOL!!! See you Nov 2010 for the nationwide toilet flush.
Posted by: NO-bama | August 30, 2010 1:49 PM
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LOL!!! 500,000? Try 87,000. LOL!!!

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse


Wow, DeLong, the liberal MSM found an "incident" and linking it to the Rally.

Is the GW Deli at the Lincoln Memorial?

Must have scrapped the "bottom of the journolista barrel" to find this "big" news item.

Did you write about the SEIU guys beating up on a black man conservative selling flags at a Tea Party some months ago?

Or did you write about the ANSWER group beating up Tea Party members in Florida? Conveniently the video has now been conveniently scrubbed from Youtube. One of the men beaten was filming the incident of another TP member being beaten up by an ANSWER member.

This is why the liberal MSM has lost all credibility.

And DeLong, it just goes to show how far you liberals will go to vilify the Tea Party movement when you write about this trivial tripe.


Posted by: janet8 | August 30, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

so DC, the modern day epitome of taxation without representation, has a local law, and the TPer disobeyed it? why? I thought they were all about state and local government ruling with small to little federal government intervention. So a local law is a 5 cent bag, and the TPer doesn't want to follow local laws? what a hypocrite!!!!not a big surprise either.

Posted by: katem1 | August 30, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

so DC, the modern day epitome of taxation without representation, has a local law, and the TPer disobeyed it? why? I thought they were all about state and local government ruling with small to little federal government intervention. So a local law is a 5 cent bag, and the TPer doesn't want to follow local laws? what a hypocrite!!!!not a big surprise either.

Posted by: katem1 | August 30, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Don't like something? Complain to those who have the ability to address your complaint. The deli and the worker had no choice but to charge the tax or break the law. The actions of this Teabagger in assulting the deli worker for obeying the law were inexcusable. But then, I never expected civility or respect for the law from that bunch.

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 30, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

LOL!!! 500,000 plus attended and this is "it"? LOL!!! See you Nov 2010 for the nationwide toilet flush.

Posted by: NO-bama | August 30, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Who needs TAXES?!?! Look at California they cut many of their taxes and...oh, wait, bad example. LOL! I will add, however, that I'm starting a petition to have Arnie deported. Any signers?

Posted by: newsboy3 | August 30, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

HERE YOU GO......LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS INSTEAD OF A FIVE CENT BAG. HOW ABOUT THIS BLACK CAUCAS PERSON STEALING FROM THE TAXPAYERS? WHAT DO YOU DIMTARDS GOT TO SAY ABOUT THIS? RANGEL, WATERS, COLD CASH JEFFERSON, KWAME BROWN AND NOW Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson. YOU DEMOCRATS WILL SOON BE BROWN BAGGING YOUR LUNCH TO YOUR ILLEGAL ALIEN JOBS.


Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide's two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers' causes.


Eddie Bernice Johnson The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member's district.

Johnson, a Democrat, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules but said she had done so "unknowingly" and would work with the foundation to "rectify the financial situation."

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

So WP has taken to reposting a college newspapers story. In any other profession thats called CHEATING.
I bet WP checked those sources too!Judging by the number of people you claim attended the event, it is clear where you set your standards on factchecking.
that's why your "sells" suck.

Posted by: dustcamp | August 30, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

If this person didn't want to pay the bag tax, they shouldn't have asked for a bag. What's with coming to someone else's place of work and thinking that you don't have to respect the laws. If you don't want to adhere to laws, GTFO.

Funny how these tea-baggers claim state's rights, then as soon as they see a state right they dislike, they seem to think they can or should ignore it.

Posted by: TurdFergusonJeopardy | August 30, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

If they wanted to avoid the "tax" they could have declined to accept a plastic bag. Or could have asked for a paper bag instead.

Anyway, it's really not a local tax since all of DC's tax and revenue issues are open for debate (and pre-emption) in the US House. US DC residents just abide being ruled by the rest of this country since we don't have voting representation in Congress.

Posted by: washingtondc5 | August 30, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Actually rstbkt, I prayed for good weather and safe travels for all who came to DC. I'm glad the weather was nice, the people were pleasant, and, like what happens here every day, nothing happened.

Why would that be unusual?

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | August 30, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Oh the shame. Ol Davy Crockett and Dan'l Boone are rolling over in their graves.

Patriots marching on Washington to restore the nations honor stopping off at the local deli for lunch?

Were that they were true to the cause they would have come carrying a wad of pemmican rolled up in grease paper, a deer leather pouch of water crackers and a bladder of spring water.

Posted by: apspa1 | August 30, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

teabagger, indeed.

Posted by: alphaking5 | August 30, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

teabagger, indeed.

Posted by: alphaking5 | August 30, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Imagine it....a SANDWICH....is that the very best you commie, socialist affrimitive action pinko left-wingnutz could come up with?

I already work 12 hours a day so you Demosocialists can take half away from me for the "po folk thets too a-firmed to work for their own"...and you drum up a "driveby sandwich throwing"??

Get a grip kid....when you start earning money you'll be POed when they take it away too!!

Posted by: anderson2 | August 30, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Mr. mr_tjet, a half million crazy liberals have made it their life long goal to disrupt the G8 Summit. No, actually, that was a few hundred nut jobs. But in reality, eighty-five THOUSAND tea-baggers went to DC to push their gag of a political agenda over the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Who's being respectful?

Posted by: rphilipg | August 30, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

As the brave patriot was striking a blow for freedom and Restoring Honor at the local deli he was heard to say "Take that you socialist, commie, fascist, monarchist, foreign-born, Muslim, homosexual, Reagan-hating, Christ-killing, coffee-drinking, minimum wage earning, loser. You're lucky I don't have my flintlock with me."

Posted by: apspa1 | August 30, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

I can totally relate to that tea-bagger, because it's obvious this great country would have imploded had he paid the 5 cents. Throwing the sandwich in the face of the minimum-wage employee, who is probably a Marxist, a sleeper-cell terrorist, or both, saved us all from Socialism.

Moron.

Posted by: SilverSpring8 | August 30, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

To quote Garak

"Do the crime, do the time!

Tax evasion, assault, both felonies."

I agree wholeheartedly, send this sandwich thrower to jail as soon as the following democrat tax evaders lead the way...

—Timothy Geithner, appointed Treasury secretary, hit with major tax evasion problems.

—Nancy Killefer, who was to be appointed Obama’s “performance czar,” withdraws after it’s revealed she didn’t pay taxes on domestic help for over a year.

—Tom Daschle, HHS nominee, withdraws over serious tax evasion problems.

-Charlie Rangel Congressman, had a credit union account worth at least $250,000 and maybe as much as $500,000 -- and didn't report it. He had investment accounts worth about the same, which he also didn't report. Ditto for three pieces of property in New Jersey.
Failed to report assets totaling more than $1 million on legally required financial disclosure forms going back to at least 2001. Didn't report and didn't pay taxes on income from a villa in the Caribbean.


Posted by: mr_tjet | August 30, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

IS THIS ALL YOU DEMOCRATS GOT?

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 30, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I guess Tea Party types like to take their anti-tax show on the road. I wish I could hear the tale he's going to spin for the folks back home in Hooterville about how the he struck a blow for freedom.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | August 30, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Anger over 5 cents tax? What kind of d-bag would cry about that. It's a local law. Get over yourself. You, as a visitor, shouldn't crap all over a local because you don't like their custom or their laws. What animals. Go back to where you came from.

Posted by: fbutler1 | August 30, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Do the crime, do the time!

Tax evasion, assault, both felonies.

Posted by: Garak | August 30, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of anarchist those tea party folks are... 1/2 a million people, 1 turkey on pumpernickel was thrown. This kind of violence is right up there with those leftist who annually riot, smash, and burn anything they can get their hands on during the G8 summit. I am ashamed to be in the tea party... at least he could have hit the guy!

Posted by: mr_tjet | August 30, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party Loony Toons at Beck's tempest in a teapot.

Posted by: apspa1 | August 30, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Any report of this nature that has "allegedly" in the title should not be reported in my opinion, regardless of which side of the political spectrum it annoys.

Posted by: kanebrandon | August 30, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

We hear Glenn Beck vomited in a tent as the rally was ending.

Any confirmation?

Posted by: kinkysr | August 30, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse
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If he did it in a bag, does he owe the District 5 cents?

Posted by: anti-elitist | August 30, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party is made up of children.

Posted by: jckdoors | August 30, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

We hear Glenn Beck vomited in a tent as the rally was ending.

Any confirmation?

Posted by: kinkysr | August 30, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

This is outrageous. A couple of a$$wipes from elsewhere harassing a poor employee of a deli over a measly 5 cent tax, which they could have avoided by choosing not to bag their sandwich.

These teabaggers would do better and build credibility for themselves if they put their money where their mouth is and champion the unjust federal taxation of the District's citizens income while denying them voting representation in the Congress of the US. But no, they are too stupid and racist to understand their own phony cause.

Posted by: johng1 | August 30, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Ev'rybody's talking about

Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism

This-ism, that-ism

Isn't it the most

All we are saying is give peace a chance

Posted by: shpilk | August 30, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Of course taxes are for schmucks. The Tea Partier's don't want to be taxed but I'm sure they won't turn down their Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment, paved highways, fixed potholes, and on and on down the list of things that taxes help pay for. They just think it should all happen without taxes.

Posted by: tojo45 | August 30, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Dang! Missed by one.

Posted by: jeadpt | August 30, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I stake a claim to the first intelligent post.

Posted by: jeadpt | August 30, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

You're all over it Rustbkt - snake eyes indeed. Don't tread on those t-baggers over their 5 cent tax. What's next, a 2 cent tax for cleaner air? How will we survive with these sort of obscene costs? Oh, and the 5 cent payout was totally worth a sandwich to the face. You guys didn't need a bunch of Democrats to portray you as embarrassing - you guys did that to yourselves when you "tread" through DC this weekend,DC hats, CIA shirts and all. What a joke...

Posted by: rphilipg | August 30, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure every liberal on the planet got down on one knee, held hands together, and prayed to the Almighty in the White House that he would place his hand on the rally and create some sort of riot or embarrasing event. Snake Eyes! The only thing that happened was a protest of a ridiculous "bag tax" that does absolutely nothing to clean up the Anacostia River. Better luck next time.

Posted by: Rustbkt | August 30, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

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