17 January 2010

Some Non-Phonies For a Gloomy Sunday

One of Those Days (Borrowed from Oddlyspecific.com)

Anyone else bummed out about the so-called Tea Party Nation convention taking place next month in Tennessee? Charging over 500 bones to take part in a "populist" movement is about as appropriate as a Massachusetts Democratic Party campaign ad. The whole "We're Just Being Capitalists" argument doesn't really cut it, as politics is supposed to be about what's good for the country, not what's good for your pocketbook. The fact that money gets so involved both in DC and the grassroots leads to a whole slew of corruption and cronyism both at the local and national level. I thought the Tea Party movement was supposed to address this problem, but what do I know, I don't even live in the country anymore.

So here's some non-phonies to clean up your head: Army of Dude has a good description of vets going through college, and Vox Veterana is up and running after a long period of disillusionment.

9 comments:

madtom said...

Dude where did you go...Japan?
And did you have to disclose any fetishes?

Nixon said...

I live in Thailand, might die here too, haha. No fetishes as of yet, but I do have a penchant for street food.

NateSF said...

Let me know when the creature living in your lower digestive tract hatches and crawls out.

OpinionSpigot said...

You should come one over to Germany. Its more expensive, its constantly grey, and its snowing right now, but I bet the beer is better than in Thailand.

clocksallaround.com said...

In announcing the new dates today, tea party organizers seemed excited to have a new home for their second national convention, regardless of who may be staffing it.

intmc said...

Its more expensive, its constantly grey, and its snowing right now, but I bet the beer is better than in Thailand.

Gaston Cantens said...

Really great article. I thought the Tea Party movement was supposed to address this problem, but what do I know, I don't even live in the country anymore. Thanks.

Pepe Fenjul Jr. said...

I think, that the money gets so involved both in DC and the grassroots leads to a whole slew of corruption and cronyism both at the local and national level.

Eco Village said...

In announcing the new dates today, tea party organizers seemed excited to have a new home for their second national convention, regardless of who may be staffing it.