17 April 2009

Confession of Wingnuttery

I admit that the whole Tea Party concept isn't exactly as cool as meeting Judas Priest at a bar or something. Mostly because the inevitable tea-bag joke gets old after like two seconds, there's no leadership for these things, and Americans who are actually productive members of society are notoriously horrible at mass demonstrations (in general). But, I gotta admit, the more wild the accusations from Obama-sycophants, the more enjoyable it all becomes. Bob Cesca saying that the tea parties are terrorist breeding grounds, mouth-foamer John Amato calling the things treasonous since there was discussions of "succession", and left-wing talk radio chatter that the whole idea was white supremacist in nature. However, the biggest whopper actually comes from a memo by the Democrat House Leaders, which suggests that it was actually a secret Nazi rally. From Weekly Standard:

Other House Democratic leaders took a different tack: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis...

In addition, the tea parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document continues, saying neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them. The tea parties are also not peaceful, since reporters in Cincinnati had to seek “police protection” during one of the events, it states.
I suppose it parlays nicely into that recent DHS report about holding different political views makes one a crazy.

Anyways, there's a certain psychology developed in the Navy where pushing people's buttons all the times to view their enraged reaction is some excellent entertainment. It's similar the political climate we find ourselves in right now. You tell someone you like Glenn Beck or go stand around in the rain for an hour at a Tea Party protest...and they blow a fucking gasket. It's not something foolish like trolling a blog, but rather this whole bloods-vs-crips partisanship that has developed for a variety of reasons. To be honest with you, I'm loving the comedy! Well, until I get thrown in jail for maintaining this dumb blog. That would be kind of shitty.


Lisa said...

The partisanship today is insane. It seems we focus on the individuals rather than the nation. I guess that is a result of our petty tv viewing and general thought.

A report today said over 40% of people on the internet are reading politics, and invariably, that slanted to their brand of politics.

You can't find the truth in a bubble.

LogicallyLocked said...

It's kindof hard to find the truth anywhere these days Lisa. You certainly can't get it from the "news." If you want to know you've got to dig, no matter what the issue. And that's just a little scary.

Lisa said...


One must scan all the reputable outlets. Though the truth can seem ugly, I am much more afraid to live in a bubble. No one source has the truth, but we can synthesize what we read.

The people who plug in to only one source are often being fed pablum. I guess ignorance is bliss (?)

Average American said...

Well, I suppose my ass will end up in jail pretty soon, I actually had the audacity to SPEAK at our rally up here in New Hampshire. I'll bet the gestapo is already enroute to fetch me up and toss me in the clink. Screw em, at least I won't have to keep paying my damned taxes in there! Signed right-wing radical extremist.

Average American said...

By the way, I stole your beautiful wingnut picture, so sue me. You can't get blood out of a rock.

Actually, thank you, I hope you don't mind.

LogicallyLocked said...

Thanks Lisa. That's exactly what I just said, but you said it with more words. Glad to see we're on the same page.

Lisa said...


Are you sucking up to me?