long live The TEA Party

Rick Santelli is an American on-air editor for the CNBC Business News network.[1] He joined CNBC as an on-air editor on June 14, 1999, reporting primarily from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. He was formerly the vice president for an institutional trading and hedge fund account for futures-related products. He is also credited with being a catalyst in the early formation of the Tea Party movement via a statement he made on February 19, 2009…


  1. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm |

    Still waitin’ for boxes of IRS forms (or any gov’t forms, for that matter) to be dumped somewhere dramatic by guys in warpaint.
    (What? Me? *shhh*)

  2. mech
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 5:26 pm |

    That was less exciting than I remember.

    Agreed, Doug. But they’d have to be ready to dodge those shiny new .357 hollowpoints the irs just bought–or was that the social security admin?

    I’m going to the local Tea Party tonight and hope there’s greater numbers than have shown in recent months.

  3. mech
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm |

    Had a good meeting with a very interesting presentation from our Sheriff. I’m encouraged by what he shared.

    Heh, when asked, he had no problem with folks talking to people in line to turn in guns for the buy back program and buying the guns from them instead.