Wednesday, February 17, 2010

House Speaker Dave Hunt uses foul word AGAIN!

Rep. Dave Hunt, the Speaker of the House in the Oregon Legislature has once again used the vile term: "teabaggers" in reference to the Taxpayers Rally in Salem on Monday.
His video can be found at the Statesman-Journal website.
What I am most offended at is his continued defense of his use of the term.
Now, many of you may not even know the sexual definition of the term (I was ignorant of it for most of my life) but suffice to say it is very filthy!
I have linked below a story I did on Oregon Catalyst that details his email responses to my listener's legitimate complaints and questions. Please click on the link:



psychobob said...

The face of a man running for his political life.

OregonGuy said...

He went to Columbia. He is smarter than you. (And me, too.)

Bill's Waste of Air said...

Here is the email exchange I had with him:

----- Original Message -----
From: Rep Hunt
To: Bill Post
Cc: Sugerman Geoff
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 11:41 PM
Subject: RE: "Teabaggers"?

Mr. Post:

I simply wasn't invited to speak to the Tea Party rally at the Capitol on Wednesday. I was invited to speak to the Stand for Children rally and did so (amidst a very full day with back-to-back appointments). I can assure you that I accept a wide range of invitations to speak to a wide range of audiences. I also hold regular Town Hall Meetings that are free and open to the public. I enjoy dialogue.

I suggest you ask the Tea Party organizers why I wasn't invited to speak. That would be the more appropriate question.

My understanding was that the term "teabagger" was developed by anti-tax, anti-government activists. My perception is confirmed by this definition on Wikipedia: "The verb to "tea bag", hence "tea bagger", to describe these protesters has been used by several pundits and journalists after it appeared self-referentially on signs at Tea Party rallies, distributed by "FReeRepublic.Com"...The term's growth in the political arena earned attention by the Oxford American Dictionary, and the word "teabagger" achieved finalist status for the OAD Word of the Year."

I actually had a constituent write to me this week with this comment: "I am not much bothered by the use of "tea baggers". I actually refer to myself as a "tea bagger" and I wear it as a badge of honor. I also know a large number of "tea baggers" in my county."

Since Monday, however, I have also learned that you and some other activists do not like that term. I truly appreciate you writing to me.

Rep. Dave Hunt

From: Bill Post []
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9:30 AM
To: Rep Hunt
Subject: "Teabaggers"?

Rep. Hunt,
I have been greatly amused by your answers to the legitimate questions posed to you by taxpayers from Monday's rally.
They are very similar to the ones you gave last year that consisted of one word: "Gracias".

My question for you is: why wouldn't you speak to the crowd assembled in front of the Capital? How could it have hurt you? Wouldn't it have been politically expedient for you? Why didn't you address the massive "Tea Party" last April?

I too am offended by the term, "teabaggers", which found it's roots in the reports by MSNBC commentators, Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann back in April of last year, to describe the "tea party" attendees. I guess I have been living in ignorance for 49 years as I didn't know about the sexual definition of the term. Perhaps you were ignorant of that too? If you did know the true meaning, then you should be ashamed.

I would love for you to explain your thinking and actions to my audience of which there are, according to the latest Arbitron numbers, about 45,000-50,000 not counting the hundreds online streaming.
Feel free to call in anytime!

Thank you,

Bill Post
Program Director

psychobob said...

He cites Wikipedia? Well that settles it then. The Tea Party movement self-designated using a disgusting sexual term. I'm glad Dave Hunt is around to enlighten me.

Bob said...

Someone might want to tell mister Hunt that even though Rappers and comedians use the terms Negro and nigger in their acts, he may want to refrain from using those terms in his speeches. It appears that he not quite up to par in the current vernacular.