Tea Party Manatee-Riding Patriots

  • Aired:  02/19/13
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The Tea Party defends the constitutional rights of Florida's manatee riders, and Al Madrigal investigates one of America's most nonsensical, slow-thinking minorities. (4:52)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.

TEA PARTY.

THE TEA PARTY.

SAY WHAT YOU WANT ABOUT THE TEE PARTY BUT THEY ARE WILLING TO FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS THEY HOLD

MOST DEAR BOTH ON LAND AND AT SEA.

AL MADRIGAL HAS MORE.

>> THE TEA PARTY MADE A SPLASH IN THE 2010 ELECTION AND DESPITE THE DEBATE AUTHOR MICHAEL COULD

COUGHLIN THINKS THEY'VE NEVER BEEN MORE RELEVANT.

>> WE DIDN'T MAKE AS BIG AN IMPACT IN THE 2012 ELECTION AS WE DID IN 2010 BUT ON THE LOCAL

LEVEL THEY ARE DOING GOOD WORK AND ARE RELEVANT.

>> GOOD WORK.

>> THERE'S NOTHING THAT LOSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO GET INTO STATE RIGHT ISSUE LIKE RIDING

THE MANATEE.

>> I'M CONFUSE THE WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE TEA PARTY?

>> THAT STANDS FOR LIBERTY AND FREEING AND DO WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITHOUT HARMING ANYONE ELSE.

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO RIDE A MANATEE.

>> THE FLORIDA TEA PARTY PUT THEIR PATRIOTS ON DOUBLE RED ALERT AFTER SEEING THIS.

>> ANYA GLORIA GARCIA GUTIERREZ WAS ARRESTED AFTER BEING PHOTOGRAPHED RIDING A MANATEE.

>> THE TEA PARTY DECIDED TO DEFEND THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL OF OUR FREEDOMS, MANATEE RIDING.

>> OUR GOALS ARE TO SAVE MANATEES AND GO TO WORK WHEREVER THEY ARE THREATENED BY BOATS OR

BY COLD OR JUST PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTANDING HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO SAVE THEM.

>> BUT THE TEA PARTY KNOWS THE SLIPPERY SLOPE TO TYRANNY BEGINS ON A MANATEE'S BACK.

>> WE'RE LOSING OUR FREEDOMS PIECE BY PIECE.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THAT THE PIECE YOU LOSE IS NOT OF INTEREST TO ME SO I DON'T DO

ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

>> FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE MANATEE RIDERS.

>> YES.

>> AND I WAS SILENT BECAUSE I DID NOT RIDE A MANATEE.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> TODAY WE CAN'T RIDE A MANATEE, TOMORROW WE WON'T BE ABLE TO OPEN A BUSINESS.

>> JUST WANT TO SAVEMAN TEASE.

>> BUT THE PURPOSE OF THE ENDANGERS SPECIES ACT ISN'T TO PROTECT SPECIES IT'S TO DENY

PEOPLE PRIVATE PROPERTY.

>> NO, WE DON'T WANT TO DO THAT EITHER.

>> IF THE ANIMALS RIGHTS PEOPLE GET THEIR WAY, THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT SHUTTING DOWN WHOLE

COMMUNITIES, RIPPING THEM OUT OF GROUND, TAKING OUT HIGHWAYS.

THE UNITED NATIONS IS GOING TO TURN THE CIVILIZED WORLD, THE WESTERN WORLD INTO A THIRD WORLD NATION.

NO.

>> DESPITE THE NAYSAYERS THEY SEE THE RIGHT TO LIBEL BER AT THIS.

>> WHY SHOULD AMERICA SUFFER TO PLEASE THIS NONTHINKING -- NONSENSE CALL, SLOW THINKING MINORITY.

>> BEAF THEY ARE POWER.

THEY ARE IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM, EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND IT'S REALLY DESTRUCTIVE.

>> ARE WE TALKING ABOUT THE MANATEE PEOPLE OR THE TEA PARTY?

>> THE TEA PARTY --

>> I'M TALKING ABOUT MANATEE PEOPLE.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

>> IN THE END THE TEA PARTY SIMPLY YEARNS FOR A MORE TRADITIONAL AMERICA.

>> PEOPLE USE USED TO RIDE MANATEES ALL THE TIME.

THEY ARE A LOT OF FUN.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS FUN, THE MONKEY THAT RIDES THE DOG AT RODEOS.

THEY CAN SAY MONKEY, YOU CAN'T RIDE THAT DOG.

>> OR YOU CAN'T MAKE THAT MONKEY RIDE THAT DOG.

>> YOU THINK THEY ARE MAKE THE MONKEY RIDE THE DOG?

I THOUGHT THE MONKEY WANTED TO RIDE THE DOG.

>> WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COULD INTERFERE WITH THE ABILITY TO

HAVE MONKEYS TRAINED TO RIDE DOGS.

>> IF THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO STOP, I'M IN.

>> SURELY THE TEA PARTY PATRIOTS KNOW WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

LIKE PAUL REVERE BEFORE ME, I WOULD RIDE TO WARN AMERICA NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES.

IT WAS TIME TO EXERCISE MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AS AN AMERICAN.

>> RIDE THEMAN TEASE.

>> FIRST I HAD TO ENDURE THE JACK BOOTED ECHO PROP AND GOOD YANCH YOU CAN REACH OUT AND

TOUCH THEM WITH AN OPEN HAND BE VERY GENTLE.

>> SORT OF LIKE STRIP CLUB RULES.

GIVE THEM EXTRA MONEY AND YOU GET TO GO IN THE BACK.

I KNOW THE DRILL.

MY MOMENT HAD ARRIVED.

AS I LOOKED UPON THE MAJESTIC BEASTS, ONE QUESTION CAME TO MIND: WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO

RIDE A MANATEE?

WHY NOT HOSE DOWN A COUCH AND RIDE THAT?

IF THAT IS WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP THE U.N. FROM SEIZING EVERYONE'S PRIVATE PROPERTY THEN

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