Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another Irony Test

Robert Costa:
Thousands gathered outside of the state capitol this afternoon to support Gov. Scott Walker. Teachers and firefighters circled the tea party as it rallied. Gadsden flags clashed with union banners in the cold Wisconsin air. It was a beautiful sight — loud, raucous, animated, and sweaty. Andrew Breitbart, Herman Cain, Brad Thor, Tim Phillips, and Joe the Plumber have addressed the crowd.
It is nice to see Wisconsin's finest leaders addressing the citizenry.
Some signs spotted at the rally:

– “Stop leeching, start teaching!”

– “Walker 2012″

– “Obama: Worry about your own deficit”

– “I went to work yesterday”

– “We aren’t hired cronies”


Hamish Mack said...

"I went to work yesterday"
Well you probably have a job where you aren't under attack from your boss.
Also "hired" and "cronies" both spelt correctly? Gotta be from Central Supplies

Substance McGravitas said...

I wonder about that myself.

The Variants said...

"Well you probably have a job where you aren't under attack from your boss."

Ka-zap! ... and sha-bam! ... and Kiwi disappears again like a deadly ninja from Upside-Down World.

"Who ordered the asshole parade?"

I'm not sure volition is involved at such events. I think there a Double-Secret Newtonian Law about Stoopid Gravitation. I suspect it is therefore a force of nature. Also a farce of nature. That too.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I heard that it was a few hundred teabaggers, carefully arranged for a media photo-op to make it look like there was more of them.

Shocking, I know.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

P.S. Mister McGravitas (IF that is your real name), I was wrestling with my usual problem of cutting an oval to make a paintshop image and ran across a recommendation to use something called the "GIMP".

It worked!

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

Not once has gimp helped me with my art

Dubious P said...

Maybe not hired, but definitely bussed in.

From the link at ""

Which, btw, is simply begging for the shoop I'm about to unleash.

Substance McGravitas said...

Oh, I figure the crowd are rubes, but who are they listening to?

M. Bouffant said...

Personal fave: loud, raucous, animated, and sweaty

Saw it elsewhere & damn near typed about its veiled ref to something. And now I have. Thanks for the forum.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

So, goons who work for free.

You know, Morons. [/Gene Wilder]

jim said...

Isn't the real irony that these Patriotic Librty Lovers are supporting a guy who threatened to sic the National Guard on peaceful law-abiding Americans, & who drove fellow representatives into hiding by vowing to coerce them into voting on an unfair measure, then sent State Troopers to hunt them down like criminals? This is all somehow magically AWESOME ... but Michelle Obama suggesting that parents perhaps oughtn't turn their kids into diabetic miserable obese human wrecks with HFCS = SOCIALIST LIBERAL FASCISM!

I don't think I can even use "You know who ELSE ...?" here. In a truly free country, it would be Walker who'd be the one in hiding by now - with a warrant on his head.

Substance McGravitas said...

Indeed, the post prior to this one makes the dictatorship case. I have no fucking clue what the nitwits think they mean by "tyranny" now but evidently it has nothing to do with The Company Store, which is a swell place.

mikey said...

There's something...

With Tunis, Egypt, Jordan, don't forget a peaceful referendum in Sudan, peeps in Bahrain absorbing a lead rain, the Colonel sending snipers to silence the anger in Benghazi, inflation and a housing bubble in China, a depression in all of Europe-that-is-not-germany, the US vetoing a UNSC Resolution condemning Israeli settlements we routinely condemn and rapidly spiraling global climate change making food as scarce as rare earth metals.

And amidst all that, the crescendo of right wing idiocy that has been building in the US since the Clinton administration has now reached some kind of critical mass that will force the largest economy in the world into some kind of third world receivership status in the name of an agenda not a single freshman republican congressman can describe honestly and coherently.

And people keep asking me "mikey, why don't your write in your blog anymore?", and I can't seem to find the words to say I won't be the 21st century's Antoine-Jean Gros, chronicling the gushing wounds and the billowing tear gas like some kind of real time realist.

I don't know what we're seeing here, but it's something especially important, if not necessarily beneficial...

Smut Clyde said...

Andrew Breitbart, Herman Cain, Brad Thor, Tim Phillips, and Joe the Plumber have addressed the crowd.

Outside agitators!!

SRSly, can this be a good look for Governor Walker? It's hard to present the anti-union counter-protest as a spontaneous outflowing of support for Walker's budget when so many of them arrive by bus or chartered jet.

Hamish Mack said...

I just noticed Brad Thor books in the library yesterday. Seem to be jam-packed with Manly men with big guns. Each one comes with a a voucher for a shot of Horse sperm.