16 April 2009

Havin' Fun Teabagging

Whee! It was a pretty rotten day in DC unless rainy, cold, and nowhere to go to the bathroom is your thing. But good times were had yukkin it up with TSO, Jonn Lilyea, Hooper, and 509th Bob at the DC Protest just outside the White House. There was supposed to be a truck full of tea bags or something but the permit process got all dorked up. No one said that limited government activists would be good at organizing these type of events.

It seemed like most of the people present today harbored similar sentiments regarding the catastrophic debt being incurred, the futility of bailouts, too much power in the Treasury Department, etc. But the problem with the legions of bitters like myself is that there aren't any leaders stepping up to the challenge of turning this grass roots phenomenon into political effect. Maybe I spent too much time in the military to appreciate a bottom-up organizational structure. Here's a couple of the displays I enjoyed plus links to sites with a lot more on the DC Protest:
Related to the burning question of this tax season: Will Geithner not fuck up his taxes this time around?

Wheelbarrow full of Pork

12 comments:

Nixon's Mom said...

See any Libertarians at the DC protest?

Love,
Mom

AirmanMom said...

It was a crummy day in the DC area today...nothing quite like 48 degrees and rain! a couple days from now it will be in the mid 70's! Love DC weather!
~AM

Mike said...

Wonkette, while usually an annoying twat, would make me laugh from time to time when Wilcox ran things, but ever since that no good douche Layne took over I cant go there at all.

11whiskey said...

love the signs! wish i could have gone to the one in Pittsburgh!

ibelieveinlifeafterlove said...

Teh Tea Party in Virginia Beach was suprisingly good...1500 to 2000 (police estimate)...even the highway was backed up. You should have come...the only bad part was the wind...they even had former congresswoman and a guy from DHS speak who stated he would have to go back to work and put himself up for report...

NateSF said...

Only 500 showed up in SF to protest this. That's tiny compared to the frequent an raucous protests that happen here. I guess the protests will be more lively after the state legislature continues to refuse to reform state spending and the federal bailout money they are planning on using to cover the $40B budget shortfall dries up.

Right now they are debating an initiative to cap state spending and create a rainy day fund with budget surpluses that can't be spent on anyting other than paying off state debt... That will probebly get the protesters out in the street if it passes.

Lisa said...

Off-topic:

Are you familiar with Amazon top-10 “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” — which bills itself as “The Classic Regency Romance, Now With Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!”?
(seeing your literary bent with 'Twilight' made me think of you.)

jess roxx said...

http://www.politickerny.com/3102/remember-when-liberals-had-tea-party

thoughts?

olgreydog7 said...

In Texas there are talks of secession. I think would could actually pull it off. Plus, I think we do have a clause in the treaty that brought the Republic into the union that allows us the right to secede.

Nixon said...

Lisa,

Did see the Bronte zombies, good shit!

Jess,

I have a generally negative view of Big Labor ever since the post-WWII era, but it seems interesting. ALthough, I think conservatives are lousy at organizing protests, so those probably had more "pizazz" back in the early 80s.

Mom,

There were plenty of ROn Paul types, if that counts.

Ms. Kiyum said...

Now that's a damn waste of good pork.

Joe said...

Nothing more ironic then people cutting out on work to complain about taxes.