Boston Tea Party

Thom Hartmann discovers the untold story of the first Boston Tea Party!!

In London, Thom Hartmann found and bought the only first-person account of the 1773 Boston Tea Party in existence.  

George R. T. Hewes coined the phrase, 'the Boston Tea Party' and authored the history of the party that led to the American colonists' overthrow of the East India Company puppets, their British colonial rulers.

The original tea party was caused by the granting of corporate tax cuts to the biggest corporation in the world, the East India Company.  The rulers of the colonies wanted to kill their indigenous colonial competition who were also trying to sell tea against the wishes of the global mega-corporation.

The American experiment in democracy was the result of that revolution.

July 4th -- Fantasies and Realities

There was a float today that completely killed my enjoyment of the local parade -- a teabagger protest about "unfair taxation" that simply annoyed me.

We are currently entering a period where the majority of Americans are receiving a tax BREAK, after 8 years of catering to the top tier of citizens and corporations, and yet there are many of these sorts of reality-challenged 'protests' being ginned up across the nation.

What an annoying, pithy and obnoxious slap in the face to all those who are trying to celebrate the unique experience and experiment that is the United States of America.

So, what's your day turning out to be like?