Posts Tagged ‘Tea Party’

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.


Hagar the Horribly Misrepresented

Paul | September 25, 2010 in Fun | Comments (0)

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Courtesy the Boston Globe


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…