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VIDEO: GOP Candidate Rick Barber Talks Tea Parties, Pool Halls and Blue Dogs

Posted on | February 8, 2010 | 5 Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala.
Pubs and alehouses like Tondee’s Tavern served as meeting places where colonists planned the American Revolution, and that tradition is being carried on by Tea Party activists in Alabama. Every Tuesday is “Patriot Night” at Montgomery’s Deja Vu Billiards, owned by Republican congressional candidate Rick Barber:

By the way, describing Barber as a “pool-hall owner” may be somewhat misleading about his business background. After his service as a sergeant in the Marine Corps, Barber launched a computer technology firm that grew to $1 million in annual revenue before he sold it in 2005.

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(Cross-posted at Hot Air Greenroom.)

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  • Dell

    As a Green Mountain Boy – I’ll drink to that!

    Ethan Allen planned the capture of Fort Ticonderoga at the famous “Catamount Tavern” in Bennington, Vermont and that same watering hole was used by John Stark, who planned British General Burgoynes defeat, which turned out to be successful in the famous Battle of Bennington, the name it holds to this day, despite having been fought just across the State line in New York.

  • Dell

    As a Green Mountain Boy – I’ll drink to that!

    Ethan Allen planned the capture of Fort Ticonderoga at the famous “Catamount Tavern” in Bennington, Vermont and that same watering hole was used by John Stark, who planned British General Burgoynes defeat, which turned out to be successful in the famous Battle of Bennington, the name it holds to this day, despite having been fought just across the State line in New York.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    “Blue Dog Democrat” is just another term for a conservative who couldn’t commit.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    “Blue Dog Democrat” is just another term for a conservative who couldn’t commit.

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