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‘Occupy’ effort includes songs, raking (with video, photo gallery, audio slideshow)

Occupy Albany's second day at Academy Park on Saturday, October 22, 2011.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Occupy Albany's second day at Academy Park on Saturday, October 22, 2011.
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On their second day in Academy Park, protesters of “Occupy Albany” began settling in for the long haul. The park’s newest inhabitants spent Saturday learning protest songs, raking leaves, sprucing up more than 20 campsites, organizing their supplies and waving signs for passing motorists on Washington Avenue. “As we’re occupying this we’d like to set the best example so that people can see what this movement is all about,” said Josh Twedtspoor, 30, of Cobleskill. ...


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wmarincic
October 23, 2011
7:47 a.m.

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Vince Quackenbush, the term "Tea Bagger" is very offensive. A tea bagger is somone who dips their scrotum in chocolate and then sits on a females face. Now that you know what it means maybe you wont throw the word around. Ask yourself if you would call your daughter, grandaughter or any other female family member a tea bagger if they supported the Tea Party. That is the problem with people, they hear a phrase that sounds good and they run around screaming it without knowing what it means.

SnowGrinch
October 23, 2011
8:45 a.m.

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The New Oxford Dictionary named the word "Teabagger" among their 2009 "Word of the Year."
Their definition: teabagger - a person who protests President Obama's tax policies and stimulus package, often through local demonstrations known as "Tea Party" protests (in allusion to the Boston Tea Party of 1773).
Mr. Quackenbush quote, "The tea-baggers totally got co-opted by the Republicans" refers to the political, not the sexual... obviously.

wmarincic
October 23, 2011
9:37 p.m.

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SnowGrinch, really? It is still an extremely derogatory term regardless of what the Oxford dictionary says. BTW isn't Oxford in good ol liberal England? I thought so.

SnowGrinch
October 24, 2011
8:41 a.m.

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NO wmarincic... The dictionary's full name is "The New Oxford American Dictionary.
There are many words in the English language that have more than one meaning. (The word "gay" for example)
TeaBagger is a part American discourse used to depict members of the Tea Party.

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