Why I disrespect the Tea Party: Quote of the Week

While Rome burns, the Tea Party reveals its great goal, the raison d’etre for this situation America must endure till the firemen put out the fire:

>honk! honk!<


The firemen, of course, won’t be paid if the Tea Party faction has its way. Why should they be paid for doing their job? Wasn’t the White House and US Capitol built with slave labor? (Whether in part or whole, if the slaves weren’t paid, you know their overseers got something for their part. They probably felt that was only “fair”.)

I’d call the Tea Party the Clown Party, but they are just scary, not funny.

12 thoughts on “Why I disrespect the Tea Party: Quote of the Week

  1. While looking for some Jewish jokes which I thought would make a good post, I found this which I thought you might like:

    5 Passengers, 4 Parachutes

    An airplane was about to crash, there were 5 famous passengers on board but only 4 parachutes left. The first passenger said, I’m Kobe Bryant, the best NBA basketball player. The Lakers need me. I can’t afford to die… So he took the first pack and left the plane.

    The second passenger, Hilary Clinton said, “I am the wife of the former president of the US. I am also the Secretary of State. For the sake of international stability, I need a parachute.” She took the second parachute and jumped out of the plane.

    The third passenger, President Barack Obama said “I’m president of the United States of America. Our country needs intelligent solutions, and as a former Harvard Law School professor, I am the only person who can offer those solutions. Americans can’t afford for me to die.” So he quickly grabbed the pack next to him and jumped out of the plane.

    The fourth passenger was the Pope and he turned to the fifth passenger, a Rabbi and said, “I am old and frail so I don’t have many years left. As a good Catholic, I will sacrifice my life and let you have the last parachute. “

    The Rabbi turned to him and said “Thank you but it’s really OK…. there are enough parachutes for both of us. America’s most intelligent President has just taken my Tallis bag.”

    • More nightmares from the 2008 election…! I was able to watch the whole video this time, but it makes me sad more than amuses me. There are just enough mental pygmies representing the TPs in Congress just now to bring down a government if not stopped. I hope the shutdown encourages people to vote in the primaries next year instead of waiting it out till 2016 when there’ll be a Presidential election. All elections are important, as recent ones amply point out, so not voting is abdicating responsibility, then being responsible (in some real sense) for the sad outcomes: “The salvation of the state is watchfulness in the citizen.”

    • “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

      If they could pin snowstorms on President Obama, they’d be happier, though your PM, Stephen Harper, would be wise not to appear too close to the current President of the US in case the TPers try to get to Obama through Harper by declaring war of Canada for sending an occasional Alberta Clipper roaring down the Plains!

      Whew! It’s crazy enough to match a TP brain fart about the causes and effects of nasty weather in the Lower 48! (You have that “socialist medicine” up there, and we all know how upsetting it is to TPers that everyone have reasonable access to healthcare! For all we know, Harper’s a “Kenyan”, too!)

    • That was so appalling I couldn’t finish watching it! Unfortunately, that’s the level of Tea Party intellectual development, which is coupled with a lack of understanding of how this country’s government is based on compromise, not bludgeoning the other guy with government shutdowns or other nihilistic bullshit.

      Woodrow Wilson’s Secretary of the Treasury, William Gibbs McAdoo, said, “If you must argue, remember that it is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.”

      Another apropos quote: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair

      Or: “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” Sir Winston Churchill

      Or: “Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

      Or: “There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.” Robertson Davies

      But thew circle always comes back to: “If you must argue, remember that it is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.”

      My experience with Tea Partiers has been universally disagreeable. They walk out the US Constitution as long as it supports their limited view of the world, but conveniently ignore it when it does not. They claim to be Christian, but serve mammon in the form of the Koch brothers et al. and their Congressional minions. They see the poor and disadvantaged as parasites, the enemy, and pass laws to punish them when life has pretty much screwed them without assholes like the TPers. They paint themselves as patriots, but march under the Gadsden flag (“Don’t tread on me” rattlesnake flag) and the Confederate flag, the former known only by one drawing by an English witness (no cloth examples are known to exist from the Revolutionary War when it supposedly came into being), and the latter the oppressive symbol of slavery to many and the treasonous symbol of a rebellion against the Federal government 150 years ago. Sorry for that sentence!

      Thanks for your comments. I’m dealing with TP overload just now, and wish they’d just step off a cliff so this country can get on with life.

  2. Never Drink Alone Again Because Now There’s Wine for Cats

    You never have to drink alone again, because now you can drink with your cats. At least in Japan you can, because a Japanese company called B&H Lifes has begun selling wine made specifically for cats.

    This special feline libation is called “Nyan Nyan Nouveau.” As Kotaku reports, “nyan nyan” is the Japanese equivalent of “meow meow.” (Oh hey, remember Nyan Cat?) This cat wine doesn’t really contain any alcohol, but it does contain juice made from Cabernet grapes, along with catnip. So just accept it. It’s wine. For cats.

    Nyan Nyan Nouveau costs 399 yen (or $4) for a bottle, and the company is only producing a thousand of them, so you should probably act fast.

    Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/10/15/never-drink-alone-again-because-now-theres-wine-for-cats/#ixzz2iHgpYhQr

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