Good morning, everyone – well, I was gonna pull a Tbogg and threaten to quit this popcorn stand (so Athenae could talk me down and stroke my ego a little), but Ms. A isn’t answering her phone, and all my letters are coming back with “not at this address” stamped on them, except for the last one, which bore the legend “Who the fuck are you, anyway?”.
Probably the commie Post Office workers preparing for their upcoming every-Saturday Baccanalia.
Anywhoo, since there’s no one to tender my resignation to, I might as well go to work and pray someone’s still paying the electric bill for the containment building,
The blogs have been all a-fire with snark about the GOP’s effort to rebrand themselves, so let’s look at Freeperville’s attempt to get in on the remodeling craze, shall we?
First up –wrestling with their image!
The WWE’s Tea Party Wrestler Is Making Conservatives Hit the Mat
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:09:41 PM by Arthurio
CONNOR SIMPSON 5,918 ViewsF EB 20, 2013
The WWE’s new bad guys
in town are not-so-loosely inspired by the Tea Party, and that has
conservative commentators not-so-quietly complaining that the company is
bringing back a movement already under siege from Karl Rove — this time
in one of the country’s most curious of conservative spotlights, and as
a couple of outwardly racist xenophobes who want to send Mexicans back
across the border. Even if that was kind of the whole point.
the February 11 episode of Monday Night Raw — frequently the highest
rated cable show in the country — the fake-wrestling franchise
re-introduced “Real American” Jack Swagger, after a few months off, with
a new gimmick. He had longer, messier hair, a mean scowl, and a
newfound hype man. Swagger’s faux-manager, not so accidentally named
Zebadiah Colter, sported a bushy hunter’s beard and wore a beige vest as
he yelled to the crowd: “What’s wrong with America?” Colter then
explained that he “doesn’t recognize” today’s America. He said he saw
people with faces “not like mine” and heard people that “can’t even talk
to me,” and he screamed out again to the Nashville audience and the
Americans at home: “Where did all these people come from?” And then
Colter, who’s used other surnames to fit his gimmick in the past, threw
out some catchphrases familiar to any Tea Party observer — “We, the
people” was prominent — and made a point to stress, over and over, that
he and Swagger were “real Americans.” Oh, did the crowd ever boo.
Swagger and Colter are supposed to be the WWE’s big new bad guys, and
they drew “heat” from the crowd, as wrestling people say. They hated
posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:09:51 PM
This should go over well.
Kind of makes me glad I cancelled the cable.
Yep – ever since Fox cancelled Red Eye and Atlas Slugged went Galt at the box office, there’s just no quality programming any more.
Except he got busted for pot yesterday so he fits Occupy better.
What a great idea! And his arch -nemesis could be Bankster Bob!
Just another TV character being used to slime and insult conservatives. What is so new?
Nothing new at all. Stupid people who trip over their own preconceptions and fall on their asses has been grist for the comedy mill since – well – forever.
and how many FReepers thought the McMahon family would not do something like this? lol
And he was arrested yesterday in Mississippi for weed
possession..f’n idiot..the only reason why Vince McMahon is doing this
is revenge for the Tea Party not supporting his RINO wife
Linda McMahon –RINO!
I may be alone with this, but this angle doesn’t offend me in the
least. Its just to put over Alberto Del Rio, who’s a top notch
posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:50:18 PM
They are taking a great American sport and using its genuine athletic competition and mocking the conservative movement.
posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:19:31 PM
Wait for it…
To: Arthurio; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Lucha Libre is an All-American sport! Like roller derby, cockfighting and ladies mud wrestling! MSM better stay away from them!
posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 12:00:36 AM
by Revolting cat!
(Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
Well, hopefully the rebrandening will go better after the jump, which I have now rebranded “The link that clicks on itself so you don’t have to!”
Oh well, click on the frigging link, already.