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Sounds reasonable. Do you think you could muster the energy to get of your fuckin’ lawn chair to do it?
I will now repost my review of the 9/12 teabagger sit-a-thon:
“I’m very familiar with the National Mall (having lived just 7 blocks away for the last 3-ish years) and have seen a lot of protests/gatherings/marches and the one thing I took away from this particular tea party was that EVERYONE WAS SITTING DOWN. Sitting down on blankets, fold-up camping chairs, lawn chairs, ledges, take a look at thes pictures (1) (2) (3) of the Capitol reflecting pool…everyone surrounding it is lounging. It is important to note that these pictures were taken during someone’s impassioned speech. I’m not going to make generalizations about those lazy-ass, stupid faces. Just an observation. So. Much. Sitting. Also, maybe 15,000 people if you’re lucky.
As I exited past the east front of the capitol building I heard a (sitting) group beckon over a lady dressed like the Statue of Liberty so they could take a picture of her. They complimented her on her outfit and she replied, “Today is my birthday. I can’t believe all of these people came out for me. One million people here for my birthday.“ She spoke in that voice that I used to hear from the women who stood on the corner near my old apartment in NYC and sang songs and cursed out anyone who came near her. The crazy voice - the today-was-my-day-out-of-the-institution voice. Happy Birthday, Lady Liberty.”
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Sir, it’s a protest sign, not Infinite Jest. Knock it off with all the footnotes all over you damn sign. It’s incomprehensible.
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I’ve been hoping someone would make a compilation like this for a while. This gallery is a companion to another gallery, which is basically more of the same. You’ll notice they’re all spelled properly!
Are these worse than or on par with the tea party protesters? Nope! And here’s why:
- These are all from anti-war protests. That doesn’t excuse any of the ‘Death to Bush’ rhetoric, but… well, they were right, weren’t they? The Iraq war was a fucking BLUNDER, and was based on lies. Most of the signs that involve doing things to politicians involve jailing them, or accusing them of war crimes — not killing them. You could make a very compelling case for both efforts.
- Regardless of whether they were right or wrong, people against war (hippies) have been against war since the ’60s. They’ve been protesting war their entire lives, no matter who the president is. Tea partiers, on the other hand, suddenly discovered being angry about the deficits and the spending when a Democrat became president. And they’re FUMING about it. This is well worn territory, but the point is, they’re hypocrites… or worse.
- What does that have to do with the content of their signage? Well, it speaks to the true purpose of the tea partiers’ protesting. When you have explicitly racist signs like these, there is no cause you can attribute the anger to.
- I don’t condone or even approve of “Death to Bush” signs at anti-war protests, but there is an argument to be made that there is at least some equivalence between the fact that Bush promoted wars that were responsible for the death of tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis and Afghanis. But even without that equivalence, I guess there will always be someone wishing death upon the president. Comes with the territory. But the tea partiers’ death cries have gone FAR beyond what might be considered acceptable. It’s death to Pelosi, Reid, Obama, ‘Liberal Dems’, Congress, Immigrants… pretty much everyone. There are CONSTANT references to secession, violence, uprising, revolution, guns, bringing them, using them, etc. Is this splitting hairs? I don’t think so.
- I haven’s seen a single sign with a positive message in any of the hundreds of tea party photos I’ve looked through. While there were negative signs at the anti-war protests, there were also plenty of these.
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