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Snorri



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uh...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jwing wrote:
this is how a tea party should be.

thanks for the editing tip!


I secretly wanted Obama to go into the White House on Inauguration Day, look around, and go "HEY, WHERE ALL THE WHITE WOMEN AT?"
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the teabaggers are having their first big convention this week. Lots of folks have been speculating about the motives of the event organizers, and I think the purpose is becoming clear: this guy is turning the flawed logic and blind outrage of the tea party crowd against them for fun and profit.

ABC wrote:
In a mid-January post on his blog, "Riehl World View," Riehl questioned whether Phillips "wants to be a tea party millionaire."
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Convention spokesman Mark Skoda acknowledged Wednesday that Phillips and his wife, Sherry Phillips, founders of the for-profit Tea Party Nation Inc., will "make a few bucks" on the event. But Skoda questioned why that should be anyone's concern.

"Have we gone so far in the Obama-socialist view of the nation that 'profit' is a bad word -- in particular, if we're using it to advance the conservative cause?" Skoda asked.


Can't argue with that! Here's my $549 for admission! Please drop that tea bag right on my forehead!

Money made, let's see what sort of political philosophy is popular with the convention goers...

ABC paraphrasing Tom Tancredo wrote:
Tancredo fired away at "the cult of multiculturalism" and claimed President Obama was elected because "we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country,"


That apparently got the crowd going. NPR had a bit of coverage this morning:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123410818

I don't have a transcript of that, but the guy at the end got a big cheer when he claimed that the country should be taken back by christians because the union was founded by christians.

To recap:

Bunch of suckers
Jim Crow laws will save America
let's take OUR country back for JEEASUS!!1!

_pops popcorn_
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm all for this Cult of Monoculturalism they're advocating. That way when the next big blight comes along, none of them will be immune.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think i figured what the tea party movement was all about when i was first referred to the tea party emporium (although i must admit, as a tea lover, i was tempted....until i saw the prices).

i'm not sure what to make of the convention - as i understand it, there's one session that will compare obama to marxist south american dictators.

these people are rapidly approaching certifiably insane (as in, completely out of touch with reality)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was this convention seriously put together for the purpose of exposing the tea party crowd as drooling maniacs?

Like, seriously, I haven't been paying attention lately and my sarcasm detector's broken.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to tell if it was intentional or not, but it sure will be effective. That may be why so many proposed speakers pulled out at the last minute.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pulling out at the last minute isn't a valid method of contraception
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but it's better than using a condom.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sure, if you like kids. a lot.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you know condoms are a sin?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Don't you know condoms are a sin?

isn't sex itself a sin?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorick wrote:
WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Don't you know condoms are a sin?

isn't sex itself a sin?

Two wrongs don't make a right.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But two Wrights make an airplane!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and two airplanes make an explosion!

edit: which makes me wonder what two explosions make.
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