Self-Parody

One of Michelle Malkin’s acolytes sends in an unintentionally honest despatch from the Tea Party front:

There were families there, big tough guys in their local union#
jacket, young college age people, grandparents, single people, everyone
was represented, everyone was middle-class. It was great to see and
also, to KNOW that for every person who showed up at this Tea Party,
there were probably 500 that couldn’t make it…kinda like roaches!

Like roaches.

You know what, though? She’s probably right. If America is full of anything it’s full of people who couldn’t be bothered to get off their asses.

I’m so glad everyone there was middle class, too. I hate when filthy poor people and those nasty rich folks show up. Just those with incomes between $30,000 and $50,000, please. We’ll be checking at the door, so bring your most recent tax return!

Is “middle class” the new “real American” or the new “white?”

Malkin

I can’t afford your silk jacket or your shiny earrings or your haircut, so we’re even.

(I’m sorry, but if that’s the level of debate they want, criticizing anonymous people’s presumed possessions based on a random photograph on a blog, that’s exactly what they’re going to get.)

A.

7 thoughts on “Self-Parody

  1. MapleStreet says:

    Weakness in the news system (and TV in general).
    TV accentuates the abberant behavior and makes it look like the norm. There could be 50,000 people in a stadium watching an event – but the person who gets on the TV is the one who dyes themselves blue and flashes the camera. Traditional statement is Dog bites man vs. man bites dog.
    The problem is that those who are way off the curve (4 std deviations or more) are the ones who make it on the news. By making it on the media, they are then accepted of models of “normal” behavior.
    Related, I think it was Goodall who noticed gorillas taking 50 gal metal drums and rolling them down a hill. The gorilla would make all sorts of noise and thump its chest while rolling the barrel down the hill (rolling metal drum making all sorts of noise also). Oddly enough, just by making this display, the gorilla would gain status within the troop.
    The louder and more obnoxious you are, the higher your perceived level of dominance. Explains a lot about republican “debate” tactics and Rush Limbaugh.

  2. pansypoo says:

    they better be carefull. the lower LARGER [art of america knows who has to pay this time. reaglicans better lock themselves it.

  3. joejoejoe says:

    Cellphones are $20 (or less) with no contract at 7/11. They’re cheaper than land lines and allow you to look for a job, have an answering machine, coordinate things with your family. I love how it’s somehow a luxury to have a cell phone. “Can you believe that welfare queen with her refillable pen?!? She should be spending that money on oats for her family!”
    Here’s a story about homeless people and cellphone usage (“Without a phone number where they can be reached, filling out applications for jobs or housing is often useless.”) but people reading this blog aren’t fucking morons so they know that shit already. Fucking dumbass haters.
    http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/11918491.html

  4. joejoejoe says:

    OK…this story pissed me off. They have widely available cheap cellphone service IN SOMALIA. The country has been in anarchy for 20 frackin’ years and they still managed to build cell phone towers. It costs $10 a month for unlimited service.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4020259.stm
    Spending $10 a month on a cellphone saves you many hours of fucking trudging around and asking people shit face to face. Holy crap are conservatives fucking dumb.

  5. dan mcenroe says:

    I can’t afford your silk jacket or your shiny earrings or your haircut, so we’re even.
    C’mon – looking like a Laura Bush knockoff: priceless.

  6. Jason says:

    It was great to see and also, to KNOW that for every person who showed up at this Tea Party, there were probably 500 that couldn’t make it…kinda like roaches!
    Ah…the lurkors suppport me in teh eMAIL argument. Does anyone remember the huge NYC anti-war protests? So…if WE had 500 supporting us for everyone that was there, we’d have something like the entire population of the earth on the anti-war side (maybe a few million more if you count other simultaneous protests).

  7. Interrobang says:

    I can’t affordher mortgage either. Too bad for the dipshits of the world thatthe economic crisis wasn’t caused by people defaulting on their mortgages, you dumbfucks.
    Just goes to show that the stupid hurt the same as the rest of us, they just don’t know what’s actually hitting them, and so a skilled demagogue can aim them at any target of convenience. In a world where everyone was a little smarter, there wouldn’t be anybody blaming this mess on ordinary people not paying their mortgages, but therewould be a lot of stockbrokers, Wall St. bankers, and professional real estate speculators in the clink and/or dangling from light posts everywhere…

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