Last Week in Stupidity 25 Apr 2009Posted by Jessa in Money, Politics, This Week in Stupidity, Wacky.
Today’s edition: Teabaggers.
The whole “teabag movement” was doomed to be fodder for epic lulz the second they decided to use “teabag” as a verb. Apparently, none of the organizers thought to maybe check the Intertubes to see if maybe “teabag” had some sort of alternate meaning that would render their movement unintentionally hilarious.
But that was just the beginning.
I’ll give the organizers the benefit of the doubt. I’ll assume that they had genuine concerns about what they saw as excessive government spending. Economics is not exactly an easy-to-understand topic for the layperson, and many people have the natural tendency to mistrust something that they find confusing. So I can see where they might be suspicious.
Then there’s the unwritten rule that, as protest movements gain popularity, they tend to descend into bizarro-world as the lunatic fringe uses it to air an increasingly wacky list of perceived grievances. So what starts out as a demonstration of unease about government spending ends up with things like this:
Of course! The stimulus package is just like being bought and sold like property, being forced to work and live in horrible conditions, and being regularly beaten with a whip:
Then there’s this:
Yes, another True Patriot who doesn’t understand the definition of “socialism”, and probably honestly thinks that he/she (I can’t tell) has never ever benefited from government spending. How cute! I personally like roads and brudges, FDIC insurance, water and sewer services, parks, sidewalks, and many other services that the government provides, but maybe that’s just me.
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