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Publisher of Tea Party Coloring Book Thinks Propaganda Should Be Part of MO Classrooms

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Really Big Coloring Books
If you ask Wayne Bell, it's never too early to expose your kids to the Tea Party, Ted Cruz or the 9/11 attacks.

Bell's company, Clayton-based Really Big Coloring Books Inc., has pumped out a diverse selection of politicized coloring books for the past five years, and he thinks it's high time schools and human rights groups get in on the propaganda action.

"Our products are very accurate and very pure. We want to be included in the daily lives of children across America," says Bell, who tells Daily RFT he's petitioning the Missouri Department of Education to include his books as standard texts in official school curricula.

See also: Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz Poses with Shotgun, Blasts Obamacare in St. Louis Coloring Book

It's not just Missouri that Bell is trying to convince: He's sent boxes of coloring books to all 50 states' Departments of Education, the U.S. Department of Education and, according to a press release, the ACLU, the Anti-Defamation League, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other civil rights groups.

Bell's first big seller was The Tea Party Coloring Book for Kids, which he says has sold by "The 18-wheeler load" since it's release in 2010. Since then, sales and controversy have followed other coloring books that focus on terrorism, the fiscal cliff and Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- not to mention a sequel to the original Tea Party-themed hit.

"That book has made us a lot money, I'm not denying that," says Bell of the Tea Party book. "But my goodness, it's created some bad emotions."

See also: Tea Party Coloring Book Selling Like Hot Cakes

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Being gay: It's so OK that it gets its own trading cards!
On the other hand, Bell's company is something of an equal-opportunity propagandist: It's published coloring books focused on the Democratic party and Libertarianism. Last year, RBCB put out Being Gay Is Okay, which contains a page of "Fabulous Gay Sharing Cards" and full page spread of a Westboro Baptist Church member holding a "God hates fags" sign.

"We are business-centric. We're not issue-centric," says Bell, who maintains his company does not have a political bias or agenda of its own -- he just wants to sell coloring books to parents who care about their children's education.

"These books matter to people. I know that if people didn't want them they wouldn't buy them, and that's all there is to it. It's a free market world."

Indeed, there are apparently legions of parents willing to politically indoctrinate their kiddos by way of crayons and markers: RBCB's Ted Cruz book is #12 on Amazon.com's list of best-selling coloring books, and the Tea Party series is still the company's most popular item.

See also: Controversial Coloring Book for Kids Now Includes Terrorist Trading Cards

However, RBCB's depictions of Muslims and terrorism put Bell on the defensive. In the first 9/11-themed book, kids can color in the bullet shot by a U.S. soldier at Osama Bin Laden, while the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev coloring book includes a message to "the Muslim community at large" demanding Imams establish a holiday of remembrance for victims of "Radical Islamic Jihad," among others things.

"We simply tell the truth, and we do it through parents," Bell says.

We contacted a few of the organizations where Bell claims he sent "Formal requests" for inclusion: An ACLU rep had no idea what we were talking about, while a spokesperson for CAIR called Bell's initiative a "bizarre stunt."

Follow Danny Wicentowski on Twitter at @D_Towski. E-mail the author at Danny.Wicentowski@RiverfrontTimes.com


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Wayne2014
Wayne2014

http://www.coloringbook.com/tea-party-coloring-book.aspx


We thought today we should share with you the original "Tea Party Coloring Book for Kids" as it was published in 2010.  Not everyone in the nation loves the Tea Party Books; but many, many millions disagree with the dishonorable comments posted on this site. 

It was the original Tea Party that brought America the FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. 

Many say today Mr. Cantor was reminded last night--of the ability to be dismissive of these supporters and the real America grass roots that took him out of office.


Have a nice day and kind regards from ColoringBook.com

Cory Hart
Cory Hart

Brain washing belongs at home.

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

I bet these are a big hit for the knuckle dragging kincest babies down at the trailer park. One of these for the kids with some broken crayons while aunt mom and uncle dad hit the meth while drinkin some 32 ounce miller high life. Yeehaw ya motherfuckers!

Brenda McBride Watson
Brenda McBride Watson

Because most of it is opinined based. I prefer children be presented with facts and reason for themselves

Brenda McBride Watson
Brenda McBride Watson

They can print anything they want for people to brainwash their kids with. It sure as hell doesn't belong in the public school system though

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

it's funny how liberals lose their sh*t when anyone with an opposing view comes near their safe little "everyone gets a trophy" bubble.

Rob Compton
Rob Compton

Wow. So they print propaganda for children, and they do it for any issue on both sides of the spectrum because their interest is money? That's fucking disgusting. "Fuck teaching children critical-thinking skills, I want a second vacation home!"

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman

You may not like but they have the same right to print bullshit just like you do everyday.

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

It's amazing how fucking backwards and stupid you xenophobic backwards tea party jerkoffs can appear. So tell me, what really is up with you people? Did your parents beat you too many times as kids and fuck you up emotionally or were you simply brain damaged from being dropped on your thick ass skulls too often? Inquiring minds want to know you incendiary fucktard.

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