Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Life Imitates Art: Basil Marceaux and Tommy Shanks
Even I never imagined the teatards were this fucking dumb:
“Tea party” activists drawn to Williamsburg and its portrayal of Founding Fathers
WILLIAMSBURG—The original Tea Party may have been in Boston, but some modern-day “tea party” activists are finding a powerful narrative this summer at a different historic landmark: Colonial Williamsburg.
Amid the history buffs and parents with young children wandering along the crushed shell paths of Virginia’s restored colonial city, some noticeably angrier and more politically minded tourists can often be found.
“They all should come here and listen,” said Bob Rohrbacher, a retired plumber from Floral Park, N.Y., who opposes President Obama and was inspired to visit Williamsburg while watching Glenn Beck on Fox News. “They’ve forgotten about America.”
Well, if Beck has to inspire the drooling halfwits who watch his show to take action, it’s better that they should visit Colonial Williamsburg than load an arsenal into their mother’s SUV to go kill a bunch of liberals.
The executives who oversee Williamsburg said they have noticed the influx of tea partiers, and have also noted a rise in the number of guests who ply the costumed actors for advice about how to rebel against 21st-century politicians. (The actors do their best to provide 18th-century answers.)
Sometimes, the activists appear surprised when the Founding Fathers don’t always provide the “give ‘em hell” response they seem to be looking for.
I bet these morons corner Goofy for dog training tips when they go to Disney World.
Here follows Starfleet Yeoman Sharron Angle’s speech at the RightOnline Conservative “counter-convention” to the recent Netroots gathering in Las Vegas.
Vegas has a long history of “dry” performers who pretended to be working “under the influence.” But Angle honestly looks like she flew in direct from the Day Room at the Haldol Institute for Advanced Psychosis-Management.
No need to watch the whole thing. 20 seconds or so will be all the corrective required to nuke the perception that Harry Reid is “dull” and “unassertive.”
“She walks. She talks. She reads off her hand and says ‘cojones.’”
Yeah, everybody else has covered this, and I was going to let it slide as just more of the same uninterrupted, content-free dial-tone from America’s Back-Seat Driver.
But the truth is, every time Palin uplinks to Fox, posts on Facebook or tweets the universe from her Arctic Fortress of Solipsism, she cheapens the nation’s political discourse. From “Death Panels” to “Lamestream Media” to her bigoted, brain-dead “refudiate” gaffe and her description of the Journolist participants as “yahoos,” she shames the Founders with her intellectual shallowness, while eliciting shouts of “You GO, girl!” from the driftwood barflies at my neighborhood watering-hole.
The only “Grizzly Mama” I ever met was a sideshow attraction at the Trumbull County Fair. And if this incoherent, gabbling teratism is what passes for Conservative leadership in 2010, we should throw a striped tent up over America’s midsection, and pass legislation guaranteeing free cotton candy and funnel cake for all registered Republicans.
Please forgive the rant. I just wanted to get this headline in the Google-stream. Beside, I found book-borers in my library over the weekend—a perfect metaphor for Palin—but it was just too fucking gross to build a post around.
Dammit, Keep The Cameras On Me!
Here is mercifully short Part IV of Big Blightblurt’s monologue from yesterday’s
grand gathering of peaceful Tea Partiers of every creed and color gaggle of Foxwatching paleopensioners.
There’s a half-hour of this stuff; I brought you the shortest clip, which goes conspiracy/Journolist/smear Mary Frances Berry, Big Gubmint’s newest out-of-contextual experiment in its drive to maintain the brand as go-to site for slandering black women.
Note the lack of interest in much larger crowd across the street, though comparison is difficult since the Bigs are not so much into showing their multicultural audience. At all. Talking Points Memo has a picture which pretty much echoes yesterday’s. Wee The Peepull run the gamut from A to B!
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann canceled a scheduled campaign appearance in St. Louis on Saturday for GOP Senate candidate Roy Blunt after being hospitalized with an undisclosed illness.
The 54-year-old Minnesota Republican, who is serving her second term in Congress and running for a third, apparently was admitted to a Washington-area hospital Friday with what her office described as a “sudden illness.” She missed several votes on the Gulf oil spill just before the House adjourned for its August recess.
Fortunately, all appears to be well now, with Bachmann’s Web site posting an announcement that she is “currently resting…and on her way to a full and quick recovery.” A spokesman for her office said she planned to return to Minnesota on Saturday.
Quite coincidentally, it seems, missing her Missouri appearance with Rep. Blunt could be just what the doctored ordered…politically, anyway. Blunt is running against Tea Party favorite Chuck Purgason, a Missouri state senator. Bachmann’s official endorsement of Blunt—and the news of her plans to campaign with him this weekend—prompted 28 in-state Tea Party organizations to issue a joint message indicating that they were “shocked” by Bachmann’s actions, and suggesting that she had been “grossly misled” by Blunt:
Tea Party participants believe the spending in Washington has to STOP. Roy Blunt voted for TARP and Cash for Clunkers. For Michele Bachmann to come to Missouri and give the impression that all the Missouri Tea Parties support Roy Blunt is an abomination of everything we have been standing up for.
In addition to his support from various Tea Party groups, Purgason has been endorsed by celebrity non-entity Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher.
Although Bachmann could not physically attend the St. Louis event, she was able to speak to Blunt’s campaign volunteers via Skype.
We wish Rep. Bachmann a speedy return to health…and a rapid rehabilitation of her “We the People” street-cred.
Sorry music fans. Commenter majii brings sad news: You’ll have to wait a while for the Steele Breitbart rendition of “Why Can’t We be Friends?”
The RNC has postponed a fundraiser next month in California that was to feature party chairman Michael Steele alongside Andrew Breitbart.
No one is saying why. But, it would be irresponsible not to speculate and we’re very responsible around here:
1. Steele threatened to release the 8x10 color glossies of high-level Repugs cavorting with domesticated ruminants when he found out about the gig.
2. Breitbart is holding out for a duet with acceptable brown person and fellow victim Clarence Thomas.
3. There’s a limit to what the citizens of Beverly Hills will waste their cash on and dinner with these schmucks is well past the limit.
Post your speculations and wild conspiracy theories below. The person who provides the best one will win a Dream Date with Levi Johnston and/or Bristol Palin, as they’re both apparently single again.
The dazzling mosaic of colors! The enthusiasm! The pageantry! I really love the Palio, and hope to visit Italy someday and see it. Meantime, here’s this sad, sad first look, courtesy of a genuine We The Peeeepull, at Breitbart’s sad, sad agglomeration of overheated activists, hopes shriveled like a pitted prune in the sun. What’s Breitbart got to say on that thing of his? Or any of those things of his? Well, no Uni-Tea pictures are posted. Odd that a journalist of Breitbart’s caliber wouldn’t be able to throw up a few, just as a tease.
That spavined attention whore who runs Big BowelMovement is still huffing glue (via BJ):
I’d have a long discussion with her, and I’d tell her that I’m not one of these people in this country that thinks racism doesn’t exist. And that I’m not one of these people who says that she hasn’t suffered from racism. And that the scars of her racism aren’t warranted. But I’d also tell her that my passion in life and my political trajectory from left to right was born from watching the Clarence Thomas hearings. I didn’t understand how he NAACP sat on its hands while privileged white gentlemen hammered him mercilessly and humiliated him and the media and the NAACP allowed for it to happen.
(You’ll have to forgive Andy for getting Anita Hill confused with Clarence Thomas. Not only has epoxy snorting worked a number on his synapses, but they all ... Well, you know.)
And Clarence isn’t the only victim! M. Lightfart has also been cut and he’s bleeding ... But he hasn’t noticed because someone let him get his hands on a big can of contact cement:
As difficult as it probably was for her, it’s been difficult for me as well, especially to hear her hurl an accusation of racism at me, when my motivation is absolutely pure and is driven by a desire for this country to move beyond its horrid racist past.
To a wonderful racist future!
If this goat’s fud winds up in court Orly Taitz will have to up her game to hang on to the Crazy Courtroom Critter crown.
Progs/libs/Dems, please stop polluting our political discourse with your incessant and unfair R-bombs! Just watch this video and you’ll see that the teabaggers care about America and the negroes!
BTW, I found this at TeamSarah.org:
America by heart, indeed.
RELATED: What Thers said.
Serious Presidential Candidate and Wall Enthusiast BumpIt McCarthy issued more policy Tweets yesterday, slamming the President for appearing on the View instead of running to the border shooting off his pistoleros, the way she is going to, sometime soon!
President w/no time to visit porous US/Mexican border to offer help to those risking life to secure us,but lotso’ time to chat on The View?
I’m headed to border in near future… let’s see how quickly his travel schedule will allow that border visit after all.
The Kwittin’ Image’s run for the border might have been precipitated by her interview on illegal immigration where Bill O’ Reilly openly made lotso fun of her ignorance, or maybe that other interview where Bill O’ Reilly was just astounded by her ignorance. But perhaps St. Ronald Reagan’s AK-o-lite just wants to be president so she can wall up the U. S. of A. just like Ronnie told Putin he wanted to! In some respect.
Well, the Dutch did it! And wasn’t Reagan Dutch?
Oh, wait. Fuck. Never mind.
Framed by her strong belief in the importance of family, faith, and patriotism, the book ranges widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, and reflects on the key values—both national and spiritual-that have been such a profound part of Governor Palin’s life and continue to inform her vision of America’s future. Written in her own refreshingly candid voice, AMERICA BY HEART will include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have moved her-from the nation’s founding documents to great speeches, sermons, letters, literature and poetry, biography, and even some of her favorite songs and movies. Here, too, are portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her deep love of country, her strong rootedness in faith, and her profound love and appreciation of family. She will also draw from personal experience to amplify these timely (and timeless) themes—themes that are sure to inspire her numerous fans and readers all across the country.
America By Heart will be released on November 23, just in time to make millions of Christmas trees thank Jesus they weren’t born pulp&paper-grade Scandinavian birches. Lynn Vincent, SP’s co-author on Going Rogue, was not involved in this project, which was primarily written by dead historical figures and the Muse of Fair Use.
Just a couple of quick items suggesting that the past tense of “tea” is “toon”:
♦ In the latest independent public poll, Alaska US Senator Lisa Murkowski leads Palin-endorsed, Tea Party Express-backed challenger Joe Miller 62%-30%.
♦ Rasmussen has John McCain up 53%-30% over Tea Party candidate J.D. Hayworth in the Arizona GOP Senate Primary.
♦ Insane former candidate for POTUS Tom Tancredo has totally screwed Colorado’s Tea Party organizations, first by demanding that scandal-tainted conservatives Scott McInnis and challenger Dan Maes commit to dropping out of the Colorado Gubernatorial race after the GOP Primary on August 10 if the winner’s poll numbers still trail Dem candidate John Hickenlooper’s, and then by announcing his decision to make a vote-splitting Third Party run for Governor after both GOP contenders told him to go eat some shit.
♦ Sarah Palin’s “Mama Grizzly” endorsement of New Hampshire GOP Candidate for US Senate Kelly Ayotte may be dragging Ayotte down in the polls.
In what could be deemed an act of war against the sovereign borders of the United States, Mexican drug cartels have seized control of at least two American ranches inside the U.S. territory near Laredo, Texas.
Two sources inside the Laredo Police Department confirmed the incident is unfolding and they would continue to coordinate with U.S. Border Patrol today. “We consider this an act of war,” said one police officer on the ground near the scene. There is a news blackout of this incident at this time and the sources inside Laredo PD spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Word broke late last night that Laredo police have requested help from the federal government regarding the incursion by the Los Zetas. It appears that the ranch owners have escaped without incident but their ranches remain in the hands of the blood thirsty cartels.
It will surprise exactly no one that this story is being pushed on Andy Breitbart’s Big Peace and ... pretty much no where else. Even Cornfidiot Wankee doesn’t buy it, but many of his commenters Want to Believe.
Meanwhile, giant ants could stomp through Laredo and the cops wouldn’t know about it because the Skid Mark Brigade is jamming the lines.
You can click through TBogg if you want front row seats to the current drool-a-thon. If you’ve had your daily supply of idiocy, read this instead.*
And, nope—it’s not worth Photoshopping him into a prison movie with Clarence Thomas.
[UPDATE] OK, so maybe he’s worth a really bad Cowardly Liar pic, just to fuck with him. But I’m not going to waste another cool clown head on this pathetic dick-wrapper.