Don’t Let That Teabag Smack You in The Face!

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As Brian Beutler has reported, the right-wing group FreedomWorks has been heavily involved in orchestrating the astroturfy ‘tea party’ events around the country. And now the front page of the FW site has a post by FW blogger Ross Kaminsky providing a special geek cheat sheet enabling tea bag rebels to ward off left wing agents provocateurs at their rallies.

One of the most entertaining warnings is to protestors weary of getting dinged by junior high-type locker room gags …

DON’T BE DUPED!
The term “teabagging” has strong sexual connotations. Be wary of anyone with a camera asking you if you are a “teabagger” or if you enjoy “teabagging” or similar leading questions – they are trying to make a fool of you.

There’s also a pointer on preparing special youtube admonishment videos …

ADMONISH THE OFFENSIVE: If crashers or your fellow rally-goers bring off-message or offensive signs, get yourself on video politely telling them you believe their signs are
inappropriate, then post the video to YouTube. Show the public that you don’t approve, regardless of what the netroots folks get on video.

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