Tea Party Tax Revolt ignorance-mongers rally their usual Republican supporters

COLORADO SPRINGS- The corporate media led by Fox News, local talk radio led by KVOR, and the Gazette editorial page itself, herded their red sheep into Acacia Park today for lunch-time speeches full of hate, ignorance, and good old-fashioned unapologetic self-interest. They didn’t understand my sign, but knew enough to scowl.
Bunch of Republican dim wits who blame their troubles on the poor

Gazette representative Maria St. Louis-Sanchez was live-blogging the event, sitting on the ground beside the stage, which gave her an appropriate lack of perspective for the coverage she intended. For example, this online exchange:

12:33 [Comment From Guest] Is it basically an all white gathering?

12:34 Tough to tell. There seems to be a good mix of people here.

Oh my goodness. The crowd was ALL WHITE! With the lonely exception of deposed-councilman Ed Jones, who delighted the crowd when he proclaimed he was not an African American, he was an American, and derided those critics who would call him an “Uncle Tom.” The crowd cheered Jones, there were even chants exhorting him to run for governor. But if this had been nightfall, and one depression earlier, this is the mob that would have lynched him.

And I’m inclined to imagine that had Jones been Hispanic American, judging from the anti-immigrant rhetoric, they would have jumped him in broad daylight today.

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Richard Randall

These were ugly Americans, led by their representative uglies, hate-radio DJ Richard Randall, representative Doug “Porky” Lamborn, the illiterate Quixote Douglas Bruce and business-homophobe Ed Bircham. All pure archetypes of disgruntled white males.

The demographics in my estimation were all white, mostly male, with ugly carved into everyone’s faces from years of being disagreeable and bitter. And a plentiful predominance of pasty obesity.


38 thoughts on “Tea Party Tax Revolt ignorance-mongers rally their usual Republican supporters

  1. These are the type of people who look like they would pay triple the present taxes for having even more wars, soldiers, and police, and yet would spit on a crippled beggar lying half dead in the streets.

  2. The newspapers report 1,500 in Colorado Springs and 5,000 at the State Capitol Building in Denver singing ‘Glory, Glory, Hallelujah’ together. Out of the Denver Post report comes this gem which seems to sum up quite well the mindless stupidity of these Right Wing mobs mobilized against Obama.

    “It’s pretty sad that I’ve lived 65 years and never had a reason before to protest something,” said Bertha Holland, who carried a sign that read, “Don’t stimulate. Liberate.” “What’s happening scares me,” she added.

    Can you imagine? All her life as an American and only now that Obama is in office has she got a reason to get out and protest? What a complete nitwit!

    These mobs say that they are out there protesting against the Federal tax giveaways to the corporations, also called the ‘economic stimulus’ plans, but seem to have not been much interested in that in the least when Bush started this whole welfare for the rich scam off. Many of these same folk think of Ronald Reagan as being the greatest president in their life times, etc. They are not against taxes at all, but just want the ‘socialism’ for the rich programs to be given out and run by the Republicans instead of the Democrats. Watching these well dressed people pretending to be populists is disgusting!

    Compare how the Democratic Party demobilizes their liberal supporters, but the Republicans mobs turn to the streets. Sticking with the Democratic Party is just plain dangerous because of this. Liberals need to get off their butts and disengage from a political party that wants them silent.

  3. hahhahah my taxes actually went down that day 🙂 what a bunch of morons. ( fighting for the ultra rich while being white trailer trash )

  4. And just who is this “expert journalist” Eric Verlo? Obviously not talented in being objective. The rally in Colorado Springs was a tribute to the citizens who are sick and tired of seeing funding of pigs’ urinary habits, etc and the monumental increase in the national debt. The rally was a tribute to democracy in action…something we need more of instead of having socialist policies rammed down our throats. Congratulations to Colorado Springs for making me proud to be a part of such a great community. To the grassroots organizers…let’s do it again and again and again!!!

  5. Mary, you seem rather confused here. What socialism are you talking about? Neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party are socialist parties, so one must have to think that you and the other Right Wing nutcases at this rally were hallucinating on magic mushrooms or something? And what on earth are you talking about when you say ‘funding of pig’s urinary habits’? …lol…

  6. Tony, you poor thing. Quit rotting your brain with alcohol and go back to school and you will learn all about socialism…then you can make an educated comment, not just an ignorant one.

  7. tony knows more about socialism than anyone you are ever likely to meet. Where did you go to school? “Deliverance” HS before you dropped out, or was it a grade school? no no no, silly me. you must have been home schooled! That explains it all. Why don’t you go back to shining the outside walls on your trailer..

  8. “tony knows more about socialism than anyone you are ever likely to meet. Where did you go to school? “Deliverance” HS before you dropped out, or was it a grade school? no no no, silly me. you must have been home schooled! That explains it all. Why don’t you go back to shining the outside walls on your trailer..”

    Rather classist words coming from a “socialist”, eh?

  9. hhhahahahaa pretty good comment from a program. You know you share something with “mary mary quite contrary”. You are both dupes and”running dogs of the imperialists”.

  10. “You are both dupes and”running dogs of the imperialists”.”

    We running dogs who pay the taxes to support all those socialist programs. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

  11. I guess the idea that “ignorance is bliss” fits Dan’s comment.
    Sorry but I completed grade school…and college…and SERVED proudly in the US military for over 20 years, including in Vietnam, to protect the right of free speech of ill-informed radicals.

  12. “free speech of ill-informed radicals.”

    Funny how the ill-informed radicals now are those on the Right, in the eyes of those on the Left. Role reversal.

  13. Nobody really thinks of you and Mary as being ‘ill-informed radicals’ of the Right, or radicals in any shape or form, Danny. We think of you two as being ass-licking Clowns serving Power, in fact. Nothing radical about that at all. No ‘role reversal’ at all. All is true to form here. And Mary, true to form as a self serving reactionary gives us the usual false and cynical Right Wing dope’s line…

    ‘ I completed grade school…and college…and SERVED proudly in the US military for over 20 years, including in Vietnam, to protect the right of free speech of ill-informed radicals.’

    Mary, you never ‘served’ to protect ‘free speech of ill-informed radicals’ whose guts you hate and would kill us all in seconds if ordered to do so, so just shut the crap up why don’t you now? If you served in Vietnam then your job there was killing radicals, you stupid Conservative swine, and their free speech you killed through throwing radicals there into ‘Tiger Cages’ and then throwing lime on them so as to torture them and their free speech rights’ into death. I hate you phoney lying bastards who give us your stupid ignorant ass, self serving Reactionary trash all the time. Grow a heart and a brain… PLEASE.

    Have a nice day now, Sweethearts.

  14. Tony, I am so sorry you are so bitter, hateful and ignorant.
    If you can read, peruse the Constitution and think about life, liberty and the pursuit of HAPPINESS. Perhaps you can learn to serve others instead of yourself and you will be a happier individual.

  15. MaryLG, the US Constitution is about the highest aspirations of the rule of law. Why don’t you tell us about how Vietnam, and in particular the more illegal incursions into Cambodia and Laos with which you participated, did anything but multiply everyone’s misery. Including America’s, because all of us are ultimately responsible for the crimes perpetrated by you thoughtless, immoral goons.

    Seriously, because blind “patriotism” doesn’t cut it here.

  16. Again I say, study the Constitution. And patriotism is one of the cornerstones of our country. I won’t lower myself to comment on the rest of the drivel stated above. You all have been reading too many socialism comic books…

  17. “hey hey LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?”

    How many Cambodians did Pol Pot kill?

  18. You are a typical re-thug-lican. The topic on this part of the blog is the evil morons at the Tea Parties. One of your fellow obstructionists throws in her reprehensible war record as justifying her intelligence or something, and now you purposefully stray way off focus.Stick to the topic as stated above. Let me mimic your technique

    “Tea Party Tax Revolt ignorance-mongers rally their usual Republican supporters”

  19. ‘Dan’, thinks that US foreign policy should be given credit for temporarily blocking Pol Pot from coming to power rather than being the cause for it. It’s simple thinking from a simpleton, just like Mary’s talk of fighting for Americans radicals’ supposed liberties is, like when she went over to another country and helped terrorize them for all get out.

    You gotta just love how these smug Right Wing assholes always know how to give themselves a pat on their own backs for feeding their own vices! They seem always so sadistically stupid and self impressed with it, too.

  20. At the last general meeting of the Cina Institute, we had discussed individuals with derangement syndrome. It will be nice to further the discussion at the next meeting with your comments.

  21. that’s funny. I can find no reference to a Cina Institute online.It must be part of your mental illness to imagine an institute,or maybe it’s the institute you are a patient in .By the way, can’t you find any arguments against our positions or does the level of your intelligence only permit you to cast aspersions? come on, dig deep and respond intellectually.

  22. Israeli Military Political Spam Alert! Bang-bang! Or is it the David Horrorwits Nitwit-collecting ‘Left Harassment Club? Or is a little bit of both? A melding of fire, so to speak?

  23. now i am going to say “time out’ Isn’t this article on the blog about the Tea Party? Let’s keep it to that

  24. It would be better if this blog simply removed the political spam graffiti people when they post their trash, Andy. But for some damn strange reason we seem to lack the political will to just do that???

  25. Who cares what political party or race you are. This is about Taxation/distribution abuse, plain and simple. If republicans still held office, the protest would be the same in TEA party. It is the sheep with blinders that want to sererate the cause because they are stuck so deep in their own political agenda that they cannot come together with opposing political views to see through this smoke screen bankrupting our future!
    This is not a political blame game, but a congressional blame game. You people spewing political party insults back and forth, no matter what your age, have not matured into the proper thought process to even understand the US Constitution and your rights are being thrown away.

  26. A lot of people posting from Colorada on here! Is it the same person bouncing? Mask your ip. I am posting from Miami and show up in Oregon.

  27. Because that’s all we can see… from any direction a tea-party “patriot” looks remarkably like a monkeys ass.

    Say, why didn’t you tea-party “patriots” protest when Richard Cheney made the argument that he was above all laws and used the principle of Rex est Lex?

    You know, or maybe you don’t, a lot of you seem to be having trouble with the one language you attempt to speak/read/write, but that’s Latin for “The King IS the Law”

    Funny how people who want to pretend to be Revolutionary War soldiers would let something like that slip by.

    Maybe it’s the reason the Tea Party opposes Public Education. You’d rather by far have an Uneducated Public. It’s your only chance to get back on top.

    Are you going to protest and say that it’s “Obama’s Tax” when the Deferred Taxation that Bush and Cheney put onto you, and me, through funding the Iraq conquest and occupation by Bonds instead of taxes, you know the ones? The “taxes” Bush says he cut instead of deferring them for a decade, to be paid in full + INTEREST? Yeah… THOSE taxes.

    Andy and Tony, I think what Spam-bot Mary and Spam-bot Dan who are supposed to be Good Jewish Kids, meant by “the urinary habits of pigs ” was in reference to That Bad Ol’ Wicked Government Regulation Of Slaughterhouses And Feedlots, and the pollution that comes from animal wastes in the Concentrated Animal Feeding Enterprises.

    Amazing how they oversimplify things. Imagine that, the Government actually trying to keep the People they’re elected and paid to represent from being Poisoned by greed-head Corporations who dump pig urine (and Pig Shit) into the water supply.

    Mary and Dan, observant Jewish People that they claim to be, see nothing wrong with that. After all, the pork produced by such practices is Kosher Ham, from a circumcised hog.

    One wonders if Miss Mary has money invested in the CAFEs.

    Just not, you know, wondering for very long. Her vehement defense of unregulated Dumping of Hog Wash into the water supply is evidence enough.

    Yes, regulating industries that not only COULD potentially kill Americans in large numbers, but actually HAVE and will continue to do so, that must be Tyranny!

    George Bush and Richard Cheney declaring themselves King of course is an act of Revolutionary Liberty that Jefferson would have approved.

  28. Hey Lefties – what Obama is doing is clearly unconstitutional. What the tea party stands for is Constitutional government – ie LESS GOVERNMENT. Let me give you an example:

    I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the successful passing of the recent health care bill. I could not finish my breakfast. This is what ensued:

    They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. I heard the young man exclaim, “Isn’t Obama like Jesus Christ? I mean, after all, he is healing the sick.” The young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, “Yeah, and he does it for free. I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market would work for health care. They are all crooks and thieves and don’t deserve all of that money.” Another said, ‘The stupid Republicans want us all to starve to death so they can inherit all of the power. Obama should be made a Saint for what he did for those of us less fortunate.” At this, I had had enough.

    I arose from my seat, mustering all the restraint I could find, and approached their table. “Please excuse me; may I impose upon you for one moment?” They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation. I stood at the end of their table, smiled as best I could and began an experiment.

    “I would like to give one of you my house. It will cost you no money and I will pay all of the expenses and taxes for as long as you live there. Anyone interested?” They looked at each other in astonishment. “Why would you do something like that?” asked a young man, “There isn’t anything for free in this world.” They began to laugh at me, as they did not realize this man had just made my point. “I am serious, I will give you my house for free, no money what so ever. Anyone interested?” In unison, a resounding “Hell Yeah” fills the room.

    “Since there are too many of you, I will have to make a choice as to who receives this money free bargain. I tell you what; I will give it to the one of you most willing to obey my rules.” Again, they looked at one another, an expression of bewilderment on their faces. The perky young woman asked, “What are the rules?” I smiled and said, “I don’t know. I have not yet defined them. However, it is a free home that I offer you.” They giggled amongst themselves, the youngest of which said, “What an old coot. He must be crazy to give away his home. Go take your meds, old man.” I smiled and leaned into the table a bit further. “I am serious, this is a legitimate offer.” They gaped at me for a moment.

    “Hell, I’ll take it you old fool. Where are the keys?” boasted the youngest among them. “Then I presume you accept ALL of my terms then?” I asked. “Oh hell yeah! Where do I sign up?” I took a napkin and wrote, “I give this man my home, without the burden of financial obligation, so long as he accepts and abides by the terms that I shall set forth upon consummation of this transaction.” I signed it and handed it to the young man who eagerly scratched out his signature. “Where are the keys to my new house?” he asked in a mocking tone of voice. All eyes were upon us as I stepped back from the table, pulling the keys from pocket and dangling them before the excited new homeowner.

    “Now that we have entered into this binding contract, witnessed by all of your friends, I have decided upon the conditions you are obligated to adhere from this point forward. You may only live in the house for one hour a day. You will not use anything inside of the home. You will obey me without question or resistance. I expect complete loyalty and admiration for this gift I bestow upon you. You will accept my commands and wishes with enthusiasm, no matter the nature. Your morals and principles shall be as mine. You will vote as I do, think as I do and do it with blind faith. These are my terms. Here are your keys.” I reached the keys forward and the young man looked at me dumb founded.

    “Are you out of your freaking mind? Who would ever agree to those ridiculous terms?” the young man appeared irritated. “You did when you signed this contract before reading it, understanding it and with the full knowledge that I would provide my conditions only after you committed to the agreement.” Was all I said. I was looking at a now silenced and bewildered group of people. “You can shove that stupid deal up you’re a** old man, I want no part of it” exclaimed the now infuriated young man. “You have committed to the contract, as witnessed by all of your friends; you cannot get out of the deal unless I agree to it. I do not intend to let you free now that I have you ensnared. I am the power you agreed to. I am the one you blindly and without thought chose to enslave yourself to. In short, I am your Master.” At this, the table of celebrating individuals became a unified group against the unfairness of the deal.

    After a few moments of unrepeatable comments and slurs, I revealed my true intent. “What I did to you is what this administration and congress did to you with the health care legislation. I easily suckered you in and then revealed the real cost of the bargain. Your folly was in the belief that you can have something you did not earn; that you are entitled to that which you did not earn; that you willingly allowed someone else to think for you. Your failure to research, study and inform yourself permitted reason to escape you. You have entered into a trap from which you cannot flee. Your only chance of freedom is if your new Master gives it unto you. A freedom that is given can also be taken away; therefore, it is not freedom.” With that, I tore up the napkin and placed it before the astonished young man. “This is the nature of your new health care legislation.”

    I turned away to leave these few in thought and contemplation and was surprised by applause. An elderly gentleman sitting within earshot, who was clearly entertained, shook my hand enthusiastically and said, “Thank you Sir, these kids don’t understand Liberty these days.” He refused to allow me to pay my bill as he said, “You earned this one, it is an honor to pickup the tab.” I shook his hand in thanks, leaving the restaurant somewhat humbled, and sensing a glimmer of hope for my beloved country.

    Use reason, it is the closest you are going to get to Godly conduct.
    Clifford A. Wright

  29. Why don’t you come out to the west side and tell Miss Johnnie to her face what you scream at your Racist Rallies, how she doesn’t deserve to live because when her husband, Staff Sergeant Howard Lanning, USAF, died from Agent Orange it took their business, their house, her bank account…
    He got that Agent Orange Poisoning from serving in an Unconstitutional war, just like the one going on that you DoucheBaggers don’t complain any at all about. When you say you’re only interested in the Constitution you’re lying through your teeth.

    The leaders and organizers of your “graasroots” movement are a bunch of Rich Corporate Owners. Glenn Beck is getting a pay raise where he’ll be making close to a hundred million a year to LIE to you simple bastards about how the Wealthy having to pay their bills is “unconstitutional” and that you Retards are fighting for freedom.

    Freedom for the Rich to run every aspect of our society and government because they somehow deserve that much power? Freedom to start For-Profit Wars of Conquest, freedom to lie and tell us that it’s “liberation” or “defense”, use us up and throw us out? Have us maimed or killed or maimed THEN killed fighting for THEIR money and THEIR Privileges, or working as slave labor for THEIR corporate gain? That the kind of “freedom” you’re meowing about?

    But when you DO come to tell us to our faces how you’re going to take away our very rights to LIVE you better goddamn bring your Tea Party Klansmen and plenty of guns.

    Oh, and You LIE when you say you’re not Racists or Klan related either. A LIE that big and you Wring Wing Freaks expect to be taken seriously on anything else?

    Your Corporate Masters don’t care about it at all, but they’re stirring up your Storm-Trooper Comrades using your own home grown racism, you’re angry that a Black MAN got elected president of the United States.

    Just like being too Cowardly to tell us to our faces that we need to die for the “crime” of being impoverished and disabled, you’re Too Cowardly To Admit Your Racist Agenda, at least publicly.

  30. Dear BJ;

    Nice job spouting your thread-bare, shop-worn rants from the trash heap of history… your lack of intelligence is manifest in your inability to argue rationally…. instead, resorting to name-calling…

    At least you could be honest – you believe you are entitled to get something you have not worked for, and anyone who works hard should be forced to subsidize your self-loathing, negative life-style.

    Man up and take some personal responsibility… and stop making excuses for people who share your sense of entitlement.

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