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Tea Party Madness

Have you been following the American Tea Party movement? What a freak show.

And here’s the Tea Party Dictionary – illustrated by their own misspelled signs, some of which are pretty funny, in a creepy sort of way.

Sometimes I wonder how America got so screwed up, and what we can do to prevent it from happening to us too.

12 comments to Tea Party Madness

  • futurelandfill

    It’s astonishing how cock-eyed so many people can be.

  • Deb

    I find it amazing how so many people can just spout the words that are fed to them but don’t understand them and then when they are asked to expand…just end up looking “stupid”.

  • But see, as an American, I don’t think that’s screwed up. Most of us realize these people are um, nuts, and take them with not just a grain of salt but a whole salt lick. The beauty of the system is that they can voice their opinions no matter how half baked we think they are.

    Not that I think the system is perfect. But it’s Friday morning and I think I want to start the weekend off on a positive note so I’ll stay out of that territory.

  • Oh, gods, I hope Canada avoids the creeping, false-conservative, soul-sucking, profit-above-all, pseudo-Christian bullshit that threatens to ruin the U.S. After all, if Canada gets infected too, to where will I flee if fleeing becomes necessary?

  • Mo

    I like this quote best regarding freedom of speech:

    “The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race;…If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.” ~ John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859

    I also wonder what other people think about this particular blog post and wish there was more feedback.

  • I hope I didn’t give the impression I thought they should be silenced. Even though I find what they say to be jaw-droppingly ignorant – and frequently downright offensive – I do support their right to say it.

  • Leanne

    What I don’t understand (well, besides the fact that people can actually see the world that way) is the spelling. Most of the Tea Party signs that I’ve seen have misspelled words. I’ve seen this referred to as “creative spelling”. Is this done on purpose, as some sort of “anti-elite” statement, or are these genuine mistakes? Is illiteracy rampant in the Tea Party movement or is it just a small minority of signs that get misspelled, but those are the ones that get shown, in a bid to discredit the movement?

  • Susan

    I’m sorry, but the conservative party in Canada is every bit as crazy as the tea party movement in the US. You don’t have to worry about preventing it from happening in Canada because it already has. Hopefully you can manage it better.

  • felonius bunk

    the world’s longest undefined (woops, “undefended”) border beside the United Spates of Hysteria; still less violent, but we’re burning it up in the critical carbon footprint heat (the fable of ‘tar-sands and cheatahs’) – we share the wacky creationist politicians, holocaust deniers, those who defy evolution (verbally and/or example), bigots and phobes, 400+ years of attempted genocide, an ongoing presence in the Oily land crusade: wholesale discount for ‘white lies’

  • Imogene

    Its only for funny for those who don’t have to live in the US. For those that do live here, its down right scary.

  • Gwen

    Yes but don’t you know? They were all evil liberal PLANTS!

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