Scenes from the Downward Spiral of Stupid:
What does “Don’t tread on me” mean, anyway? Maybe someone can enlighten a dumb Canuck. Whatever… if it’s anything to do with the Confederate flag, I know what that stands for, and it’s nothing I’d ever want to be associated with. Unfortunately, going through pictures from this little shindig, I saw a lot of those.
Oh and here’s a surprise: one of Teabagger organizers, “Freedomworks” (which is one of the corporate-sponsored groups who got Shona Holmes to lie about our healthcare system), ran true to form and initially lied about the turnout. They claimed that ABC was reporting 1.5 million people at the Mall, when ABC had reported nothing of the kind. According to fire department crowd estimates, it was 60-70,000 people. Which, as Josh Marshall points out, is relatively small by DC protest standards but nonetheless a decent showing. 70,000 is certainly a respectable turnout: I once attended a Who concert in Toronto that drew 72,000 people and it was a lot of people. Besides, everyone already knows what a couple of million people at the Mall looks like.
But getting back to the Teabaggers Parade, check out this Klass Act:
Ooooh, the irony… it burns almost as badly as the stupid: those signs were distributed by “American Life League“, the fetus fetishists who brought us the widely-ridiculed “The Pill Kills” promotion. Nice to see so-called “pro-lifers” making light of a man who’s been dead for how long? A couple of weeks? Kan you say Klass?
As a sidebar, I’ll probably get blasted for being politically-incorrect but I don’t give a flying fuck, for it must be said: your credibility on healthcare issues is in inverse proportion to the size of your ass. Onward…
Medicare pay for that scooter, buddy?
More home skooling in evidence:
I wonder if there’s anyone in this picture who actually knows what “socialism” means:
Let’s play “Spot the Skinny Person”:
Why walk when you can sit?:
Maybe it’s just me, but anyone who drives a truck like that one probably isn’t rich. In fact, they’re probably one of the people who’ll be getting a tax cut this year courtesy of the Obama administration. And who could probably benefit by some form of universal healthcare. What is it that makes these people turn so viciously against their own self-interest? (Hint: see bumpersticker.)
While these people are for the most part, laughably dumb (sorry baggers, but it’s impossible to be a fascist, a socialist, a nazi and a marxist all at once), there’s no question that something rotten is happening in that country, and sad to say, the election of a biracial President seems to have unleashed it.
UPDATE: Had to swipe this from Red Tory because it features one of my all-time favourite songs in a musical “tribute” to teabagger hate signs:
… and RT has more on the “Million Moron March“.
UPDATE II: Bina has more stomach-turning photos of these mental defectives.