Posted by | April 9, 2009 18:48 | Filed under: Top Stories

Forget the sexual references, something they might have thought of prior to this exercise in lameness.  (Emily Kaiser at the Minneapolis CITYPAGES says, “Last time we heard of a dude using ‘freedom’ as his excuse to tea bag anyone, he ended up behind bars.”)   Sending teabags through the mail post-anthrax-scare is not a great idea.


…as innocent as tea bags seem, they can cause false security responses when sensors detect an unknown substance. After the anthrax scare of 2001, when letters with the deadly spores were mailed to Congress, authorities don’t take anything lightly.

 

A Manchester, N.H., congressional office was shut down recently when a tea bag was mistaken for something more sinister. Letters sent to Congress are irradiated and opened at a special facility before they are delivered.

 

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Brian Sperry, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, says that tea bags in the mail “cause us some concern.”

 

“They could pose a problem if the tea bag is mailed in a regular envelope instead of a padded bag,” Sperry says. “Other than a few isolated incidents, however, we haven’t seen much so far.”

 

So these great patriots, who fashion themselves the natural successors to the revolutionaries who founded this country, ought to think about what they’re little stunt is costing the taxpayers. And just how effective it’s going to be, anyway.

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