So I recently posted on how I believe that some of my relatives are either part or simply in favor of the whole TEAbaggery thing. Which leaves me with a dilemma of the mannerly sort. Aside from my recent blunder, it isn’t my habit to refer to “teabaggers” or “teabaggery” when in the company of those whom I might offend. However, in the company of well-known people and on this blog, I happily and frequently use those terms, as I have great issues with the whole thing and, as the blog indicates, I will engage in the snarking as I wish. It is, after all, my blog. If someone doesn’t like it, they are free to ignore it.
So, anyhow, now that I *know* that I have TEA in the family, is it rude for me to continue to use the terms “teabagger” and “teabaggery?” Note that I seriously doubt that any of my conservative relatives frequent this blog. But even if they did – it is still *my* blog. And I mean what I say. And I really feel very strongly that the whole TEA thing is ridiculous, scary, and potentially dangerous and I am NOT going to stop blogging about it.
But should I be nicer? I want to be nice to my relatives. I love and respect them and all that, but knowing they are part of the TEA thing doesn’t change my opinion of the TEA thing at all. And honestly? I am not going to change the way I treat this subject. So should I change the language I use?
Tell me what to do…