Me: So why DO they call these things Tea Parties, anyway?
Insane Person: You know... because of the Boston Tea Party.
Me: You mean, the one where they dumped the tea into the harbor to protest British taxes?
Insane Person: Yup...
Me: The one where they were complaining because they were being taxed by the king without representation in Parliament?
Insane Person: Yes...
Me: But you have representation.
Insane Person: No I don't...
Me: You have a congressman, you have two senators, and you have a president, right?
Insane Person: Not ones that I voted for.
Me: But you did vote, yes?
Insane Person: Of course I did... It is my right. Just like it is my right to go my Tea Party and protest.
Me: Yes.. but shouldn't you be calling it a Whine Party instead of Tea Party?
Insane Person: I don't drink wine.
Me: You might want to rethink that strategy. I'm certainly opening a bottle.
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