Tens of thousands rally at tax day 'tea parties'
By SHANNON MCCAFFREY, Associated Press Writer – 18 mins ago
ATLANTA – Whipped up by conservative commentators and bloggers, tens of thousands of protesters staged "tea parties" around the country Wednesday to tap into the collective angst stirred up by a bad economy, government spending and bailouts.
Lessee, "tens of thousands. . . the number of voters in the USA is. . . divided by. . . 30% of Amurkkkins blindly support the radical right no matter what. . . so basically, those "tens of thousands" are a tiny fraction of a the 30% that will follow the right wing extremists to the gates of hell and beyond. These are the fraction that will walk a mile on their knees just to take a big one in the face from their favorite whack job right wing radio head.
some dressed in Revolutionary garb and carrying signs that said "Barney Frank, Bernie Madoff: And the Difference Is?" and "D.C.: District of Communism."
Do ya see the mentality of these buffoons? Barney Frank vs. Bernie Madoff? Are ya jokin? Sadly, they're not.
And the imbecilic references to "communism. . . " it really looks like we're having a resurgence of McCarthy era fanaticism in this country. Yea, these people are over the top and off the edge.
Don't believe it? Try this:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up a tea party at Austin City Hall with his stance against the federal government, as some in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, "Secede!"
If you're looking for some credibility out of this crowd, keep looking. You'll be hard pressed to find any with a cast of characters like this:
In Atlanta,. . . where Fox News Channel conservative pundit Sean Hannity broadcast his show Wednesday night. . . One of his guests was Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher. . .
Some set of spokeswpeople; Sean Hannidy and "Joe the Plumber." Imagine being a celebrity of the fanatical right and nobody know you by anything but "Joe the Plumber." Sad.
Julie Reeves, of Covington, brought her Chihuahua, Arnie, who wore a tiny anti-IRS T-shirt.
Way to protest Julie! What a statement!
So these ignorant little dip shit "tea baggers" as they call themselves (no, really, they do), find deficit spending disagreeable huh? Well I'm really curious as to where they were back in '04 or 07 when the right wing traitors were giving away the national treasury to their corpo-fascist friends? Where were they when the right took the federal budget from a balanced book to record shattering deficits? WTF? Are you people really serious. Of course you're not. You're only following the marching orders of your right wing patriarchal spokesmonkeys. Rush and Sean told you to do it so you are.
NEVER has the United States of America faced an economic melt down where massive federal spending did not cure the problem and get the economy back on it's feet. If you dumb fuck morons knew the first thing about economic history or would even open up your dumbo ears, you'd know that the only cure for our economy is federal bailout. It has been the only thing that has worked in the past and will work now.
Don't get me wrong. I cringe when I think of this spending. It irritates the fuck outta me and makes me want to scream. It's the antithesis of how I think things ought to be, but on the other hand, I know it's gotta be done. I don't totally agree with how it's being done or who is getting the money, but it's probably being done a whole lot better than I could do it and I'm sure, it's being done a whole lot better than MoronMonkeyBoy Bush the Chimp or Puffy McBush would have done it. And speaking of McBush, if he'd been elected do you dumb fucks think he'd have NOT gone into massive bailout mode? Hell, he'd have been pouring money into the oil companies.
So seriously folks, these people out there doing their tea bagging thing are nothing. They're like a really small pimple on the political butt. A pimple that will never fester and pop, just sorta sit there turning a little bit red, swelling slightly and then going away. The radical right has rendered themselves irrelevant. What possible credibility do they have, especially after this fiasco?
OK, let's have a little more entertainment. . . .
Jim Adams of Selma carried a sign that showed the president with Hitler-style hair and mustache and said, "Sieg Heil Herr Obama."
And what was the rising star of the fanatical right doing?
Louisiana Gov. Bobby JingleBells, sent an e-mail to his supporters, letting them know about tea parties throughout the state.
Sometimes ya just gotta step back and enjoy the entertainment value the world provides.
And now treason by an American governor?!
Democrats: Texas gov should disavow secession talk
AP – Texas Gov. Rick Perry responds to a question during a press availability after he signed the first bill …
By KELLEY SHANNON, Associated Press Writer
AUSTIN, Texas – In a state that once was its own nation, a Republican governor who talked about secession without completely dismissing the idea has Democratic lawmakers in an uproar.
Gov. Rick Perry, in comments following an anti-tax "tea party" Wednesday, never did advocate Texas breaking away from the United States but suggested that Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to leave the union. That was enough to feed opinions for and against secession on Web sites, cable TV and talk radio across the nation.
At the Texas Capitol on Thursday, Rep. Jim Dunnam of Waco, joined by several fellow Texas House Democrats, said some people associate talk of secession with racial division and the Civil War and that Perry should disavow any notion of seceding.
"Talk of secession is an attack on our country. It can be nothing else. It is the ultimate anti-American statement," Dunnam said at a news conference.
"disavow?" How about he be removed from office? This is reckless and irresponsible for even the most lowly government official. For a US governor to talk such talk is nothing short of treason.
Wow, the republicans are in total self destruct mode.