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Rev. Storm Schadenfreude

Paul | March 1, 2011 in Family,Fun,Politics | Comments (0)

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I know I shouldn’t take pleasure in this, but after years of having Rev. Storm and his church harass me and my friends during Mardi Gras and Southern Decadence (shouting at us, holding signs telling us we’re going to hell, video taping inside bars, etc.) this article from the Times Picayune fills me with pure sweet joy.

Southern Decadence protest leader booked with masturbating at Metairie park

The Rev. Grant Storms, the Christian fundamentalist known for his bullhorn protests of the Southern Decadence festival in the French Quarter, was arrested on a charge of masturbating at a Metairie park Friday afternoon.

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The Times-Picayune archive: The Rev. Grant Storms is hit by confetti as he leads his anti-Southern Decadence parade in the French Quarter in 2003

Storms, 53, of 2304 Green Acres Road in Metairie, was taken into custody at Lafreniere Park after two women reported seeing him masturbating in the driver’s seat of his van, which was parked near the carousel and playground, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office report said.

The first woman told deputies she was taking her children to the playground and parked next to the van at about noon. As she was walking around her own vehicle, she noticed the van windows were down and the occupant was “looking at the playground area that contained children playing, with his zipper down…,” the report said. The woman noted that he was masturbating and quickly ushered her children out of her car.

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Tea Party Art

Paul | October 6, 2010 in Politics | Comments (0)

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Not only is the “art” incredibly bad, the commentary is unintentionally hilarious. In true Tea Party form, he claims to be non-partisan. Well, except for hating Obama, liberals, and college professors.

http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/


Tea and Crackers

Paul | October 3, 2010 in Politics | Comments (0)

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An excellent article on the Tea Party

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/210904

A hall full of elderly white people in Medicare-paid scooters, railing against government spending and imagining themselves revolutionaries as they cheer on the vice-presidential puppet hand-picked by the GOP establishment. If there exists a better snapshot of everything the Tea Party represents, I can’t imagine it.

which goes well with this article confirming what we already knew: they’re really Republicans.

http://civilliberty.about.com/b/2010/07/07/the-myth-of-the-tea-party.htm

Except that “Tea Party” is just another name for “disgruntled Republican national voters.” I said so in February, and a new Gallup poll confirms it: 79% of Tea Party members identify as Republicans, 15% as Democrats, and 6% as independents. Far from being a movement of independent voters (who reliably make up between 30 and 40% of the general population), the Tea Party movement is a strongly partisan, demographically Republican movement.


The Tale of Tarball Timmy

Paul | June 26, 2010 in Fun,Media,Politics | Comments (0)

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Glenn Beck’s Nazi Tourette’s

Paul | May 15, 2010 in Politics | Comments (0)

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Back in Black – Glenn Beck’s Nazi Tourette’s
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

OK, who’s surprised? Really?

Paul | in Politics | Comments (0)

www.latimes.com

A high-tech “virtual fence” to catch illegal border crossers. Next-generation nuclear detectors at ports. Tamper-proof driver’s licenses in every state.These were signature Bush administration initiatives to protect the country against terrorism and secure its borders. …

somewhere between baffled and bemused

Paul | April 14, 2010 in Politics | Comments (2)

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I just found out what the Betsy Ross Teabag Flag with the “II” in the middle means:

Second American Revolution:

MEANING OF OUR FLAG.
Our Betsy Ross flag with a Roman numeral “II” in the center of the 13 stars symbolizes the Second American Revolution on its surface, but at a deeper level it symbolizes the “House of Liberty.” You see, there were “two” times “13” came together to change the course of all mankind . . . the “Last Supper” where a faith began with a “Foundation of Love,” and secondly, when 13 colonies came together and wrote a Constitution “Framed in Freedom.” With a “Foundation of Love, framed in Freedom” the “House of Liberty” Ronald Reagan often spoke of, was built, and this house can not go into foreclosure!”

On one level it’s a relief, since I thought they advocating violence (remember Sarah Palin’s exhortation to RELOAD!).  On the other hand, this is somehow even more whacked out. Is the idea Obama is somehow not Christian?  Please, not that again…