April 16, 2009
Saint Louis, Missouri
Still more right-wing extremists openly challenge our collectivist future. No wonder Nappy's eyes have been bulging out like a frog's. She'd better send a contingent of DHS agents to Saint Louis:
Compliments of Mark P.
Posted by Van Helsing at April 16, 2009 4:32 PM
Obviously a Photoshop job of a few right-wing whack jobs, morphed into a "photo" showing several hundred dangerous extremists who want to tear down this wonderful new country of change, the United Socialist States of Amerika. Obviously, this is a put-up job, just a fake protest by the desperate Right. I mean, Liberty is such an out-dated concept - we must all stand behind Chairman O and usher in a new age of Unity, where all of us are Equal in our poverty and misery! Hail Barry, the Chosen One!
ps Susan Roesgen sucks.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 16, 2009 5:33 PM
as someone further down the line noted either here or somewhere else...the tea party sites were nice and tidy when everyone left!
Posted by: nancz at April 16, 2009 6:49 PM
nancz, that is quite unsurprising.
A study conducted a few years ago found that conservative political demonstrations tend to be much cleaner than liberal demonstrations. It's hard for liberal activists to claim to be about saving the environment when they leave all their protest sites strewn with garbage and reeking of a mixture of excrement, armpit sweat, and stale, secondhand marijuana smoke.
Posted by: Adam at April 16, 2009 7:22 PM
Bow to Obama, he owns you.
Posted by: Parker at April 16, 2009 7:56 PM
VH, may I suggest that after the Tea Party updates have finished, you collect the links into one roundup post for the benefit of those who are late to the 'party'. Moonbattery.com can only show so many posts on the front page, after all!
Posted by: BURNING HOT at April 16, 2009 8:01 PM
Great stuff, really inspiring, considering we are the ones who actually work and have jobs and earn a living out there and we're taking a break from busy lives. I am going to put aside time out of my schedule to participate in the next one.
Posted by: Pete at April 16, 2009 8:22 PM
Wish i could have been there
Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at April 16, 2009 8:39 PM
Me too, Spurwing. Let's make the same commitment as Pete next time around. What are you doing on July 4th?
Posted by: cowlove at April 16, 2009 8:49 PM
The problem with these demonstrations is that the elite think they can ignore them and they'll go away. And they're probably right. Think of the massive populist right-wing demonstrations against desegregation, Roe vs. Wade, etc. (I'm not comparing the Tea Parties to racists, just that they represent the same swath of religious, white middle America).
Why can the elite ignore the Tea Parties in the probably correct belief that they'll disappear? Two reasons:
(1) Progressives have almost complete control over the educational system and the media. They control the minds of today and tomorrow. Additionally, they've brought in a sea of left-wing minority immigrants (30 million in the last 20 years? more?) that vote almost exclusively democratic. This will continue.
(2) Incoherence in the agenda of the right. There just isn't a viable ideological platform on which they stand, and this will doom them as a popular movement, just like the right has been on the losing side of *every single* major issue in this country over the past three hundred years.
Of course, from an intellectual level the right is right and the left is wrong. Progressives are blowing up this country, sending us into third world status.
If these protests are going to continue or swell in numbers, it will only be because the economy continues to worsen at a remarkable pace (which, seeing how Hussein is running things, it will).
Posted by: Anonymous at April 16, 2009 8:55 PM
Why can the elite ignore the Tea Parties in the probably correct belief that they'll disappear?
I can't find a lot of fault in your analysis, save one exception. When it comes to law and civil liberties, the right-wing has always won. The right led and won the fight for desegregation, regardless of the white racists you're referring to that led protests against desegregation. One need only look at Congressional voting records for confirmation. Our Founding Fathers certainly didn't share liberals' views on...well...anything really, and they managed to defeat the world's single, greatest superpower at the time. They managed to install a profound new experiment in government on this continent. Their short-sightedness came in their inability to fathom that someone with less honor than they had would ever seek and attain Congressional office. Believe me, there's a collective, "Damn!" emanating from their graves.
As for my take on your question, I believe these Tea Parties will be ignored because they can be ignored, at least for now. The government has its own personal propoganda wing working for them, and they've passed law after law, and spending bill after spending bill as if their constituents are mere ants to be tolerated, if not entirely ignored. The opposition to TARP was on the order of 100:1, even 300:1 by some polls. And yet, TARP gave way to some of the most astronomical increases in the spending and printing of money in United States history.
Our leaders ignore us because they can, because we allow it.
I'll steal a line from the left, "If you're not mad as hell, then you're not paying attention."
Posted by: cowlove at April 16, 2009 9:15 PM
Hey y'all, I think we might need to cut CNN some slack. The latest ratings are on Drudge, go have a look.
If pretty much every single Fox News show, and Olbermann, and both Comedy Central "news" shows were ranked higher than anyone from my network, I would probably be a little angry and bitter and lash out some as well.
Or maybe I'd stop editorializing and start reporting, but that's just me.
Have fun with Chapter 11!
Posted by: cowlove at April 16, 2009 9:29 PM
Of course she hates the Tea Parties.
That link is to a purely financial website. There's a movement building...you all who've been there making this happen, the credit is yours. Well DONE!!!
Posted by: cowlove at April 16, 2009 9:46 PM
I should've included this quote:
Wake the hell up Washington - we the people are tired of this crap and the Tea Parties of April 15th are our lawful exercise of The First Amendment, unlike the felonious conduct that some of you and your families engage in to get what you want.
Posted by: cowlove at April 16, 2009 9:51 PM
As for my take on your question, I believe these Tea Parties will be ignored because they can be ignored, at least for now.
The operative phrase being "for now". Keep in mind the Libertarian Party has been having these tea parties April 15th as long as I can remember. The difference this time is that now it's a lot more than a few cranks that are pissed off enough to come out and protest. Given the direction things are going, I don't expect people to get any less pissed off.
From a handful of cranks, to millions nationwide, to.... ?
Posted by: Rob Banks at April 16, 2009 11:25 PM
Mr Obama ... began the Latin America trip by offering an olive branch to one of Washington’s most bitter critics, President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela.
In a widely published newspaper opinion piece Mr Obama said he would seek a new approach towards Latin America. In an accompanying TV interview he said he would treat Mr Chávez as he would any other leader.
Posted by: mandible claw at April 16, 2009 11:33 PM
Just some young Democrats engaging in 'wealth redistribution', I'll wager.
Posted by: SK at April 17, 2009 12:12 AM
Too bad the Democrats have a strangle hold on all levels of government in St Louis city and county. They run unoppossed for many offices
Posted by: metalgarth at April 17, 2009 5:14 AM
"As for my take on your question, I believe these Tea Parties will be ignored because they can be ignored, at least for now."
Indeed, it is just for now, I think. At the way things are currently going, I think it will attract their attention in a way they can't ignore, mainly for two reasons:
1. Our numbers are rapidly growing, and news of their success is spreading through word- of- mouth and thruogh Internet sites like this one.
2. The liberals in Washington may be able to ignore our tea parties for now, but the liberals' lunatic fringe nutroots supporters are NOT ignoring them. The very fact that ACORN and Huffington Post tried to recruit "Infiltrators" in unsuccessful attempts to disrupt the rallies is proof of this, as is the recent influx of trolls coming to our site to try and undermine the tea parties. They initially regarded the tea parties with mockery (i.e. calling them "Tea bag parties" and calling us "Teabaggers"), but now that they've seen we're united and strong, to paraphrase the movie 300, they "Feel a very human chill crawl up their spines." That fear is causing their mockery of our movement to quickly turn into anger. If we can keep up this strength, intensity, and progress, it will not be long before they begin trying to take more direct and drastic action to stop us or silence us, and that will ultimately attract the attention of the media and the politicians in Washington to a much greater degree.
Posted by: Adam at April 17, 2009 5:16 AM
Cowlove, your link above "must read" certainly is. Illinois? Huh, go figure.
Plus, that's pretty funny about the CNN ratings. They get what they deserve. Newspapers, too.
Posted by: Karin at April 17, 2009 5:19 AM
Burning has a good suggestion, VH. Can we archive all of these, so then we can refer back to them for inspiration for our 7/4 artwork?
Posted by: Karin at April 17, 2009 5:47 AM
Exactly what taxes are you upset about? Where were you for the last 8 years?
You're complaining about taxing people that earn 250,000 dollars a year? Then you are not the average Joe.
You people need to get your heads out of your asses. Rush and Glen and all the nice people at Fox didn't get worked up until it affected their salaries. And the numbnuts that you are all decide to go out and protest for them. Where was Rush when you were losing jobs? Where's Glen's outrage at the Banks? Oh, that's right! It was the sons of bitches who got mortgages they couldn't pay off. Open your eyes people! You are being played.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 17, 2009 6:19 AM
You're complaining about taxing people that earn 250,000 dollars a year?
Yeah, since all those signs said "leave my 250K ALONE."
The protests are about so much more than "taxes." What you're doing is projecting your own leftist inability to understand anything more than a simple soundbite. You've swallowed the government's bait, hook line and sinker.
What's sad is you actually believe we can triple our debt, balloon our spending, and cut taxes for 95% of the population. Your government is doing you a grave disservice, and you're encouraging it.
Tell me, do you like seeing your money going to into the hands of those who bankrupted us? Do you enjoy bowing to a government that is not only complicit in the destruction of our economy, but managing to profit from it? Does it please you that individuals and corporations can make bad decisions and have you foot the bill?
Or, like most of our drooling trolls, do you simply relish the chance to say, "I don't know what you're talking about, but you're stupid conservaives and I disagree you."
Posted by: cowlove at April 17, 2009 6:43 AM
Crappy Nappy is a dump lesbian snapperhead. Its only a matter of time before she implodes.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 17, 2009 6:59 AM
moonbat, janeane garafalo states "tea parties" racist - funny, we had the most wonderful black man speak at ours...although i didn't check his pedigree, i'm pretty sure he was not white.
Posted by: nancz at April 17, 2009 7:03 AM
You, anonymous, are the one being played. Do you really, really, believe that income levels for tax increases won't be ratcheted down, and down, until it reaches nearly everybody? And, for those unfortunates who seem to subsist on booze and smokes, those taxes will skyrocket for them as well.
Your comment about Glenn Beck tells everybody here that you have never listened to word one from the man.
Posted by: Karin at April 17, 2009 7:07 AM
You're complaining about taxing people that earn 250,000 dollars a year?
How stupid, seriously, do you have to be to think we should be dancing in the streets over a temporary $8 a week tax cut while the Obamacrats are running deficits the word "horrifying" does not do justice to.
Seriously... how stupid?
Posted by: V the K at April 17, 2009 7:16 AM
This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks.
What a shame. Ms. Garafalo manages to shed light on her own racist attitudes, AND belittle gay people by mocking their sexual proclivities all in one sentence. And yet, she thinks that constitutues a reasonable argument. She certainly thinks it's an acceptable one.
I hope she and the ilk that thinks like her enjoys fading into the background.
Posted by: cowlove at April 17, 2009 7:26 AM
"That fear is causing their mockery of our movement to quickly turn into anger."
Adam is right. It is very encouraging to see a level of resistance that cannot effectively be countered by mere dismissive mockery. The line fostered by the mediacrats since the election has been that the Right is a marginalized, waning, bankrupt ideology sentenced to permanent minority status. Now they will have to escalate the attack, and ratchet up the characterization of any resistance as motivated by racism and greed. This can easily be countered by facts, such as how this enormous debt will have to be borne by all of us, not just the "rich", that the contraction of opportunity will hurt the poor the most, and how the racialist policies of the democrats are designed to keep minorities dependent just as much as they are designed to control the business class. It is our side that offers a color-blind society where all people are free to pursue their lives as they wish. They are teling us they are saving us as they slap on the chains.
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