People are dumber than a box of dumbasses. And I hate them.
Look, I know there are a lot of so-called Tea Partiers out there who are for something. Something about the Constitution… they like it, I guess. Obama? Definitely don’t like him. Socialism? Nope. Not for it. Some of them want Medicare but don’t want government run healthcare. (Duh.) Some of them want to phase out Social Security, but only after they get their cut. Some of them don’t want to pay taxes, like ever, for anything. (Duh.) Some of them have valid grievances and are obviously pissed off about something. (What is it? I don’t know.)
But I can’t help but think that, for the most part, they don’t really have a fucking clue. Why? Because they are being driven by a massive propaganda machine that is telling them what to think and what to hate and what’s good for them and what’s not, even though everything the propaganda machine is shoving down their throats tastes like a shit sandwich. And not one of those gourmet shit sandwiches either. We’re talking “I ate too much Taco Bell” shit sandwiches.
For those who have grievances, are unhappy with the state of the economy or life in general, I get it. I really do. But seriously? UR DOIN IT RONG.
But whatever. I’m not concerned about you right now. I’m more concerned about the rabid hate-filled asshattiful wing of the Tea Party. The racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, homophobic assholes. I know, I know, Tea Partiers get upset when you try to paint them with a broad asshat brush. But it’s really hard not to do so when confronted with stories like this:
Up until Sunday, Tim Ravndal was the president of the The Big Sky Tea Party Association, a prominent Montana Tea Party group. He was removed from that position, however, after apparently endorsing violence against gays and citing the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard on his Facebook page.
On July 23, Ravndal declared his opposition to gay marriage in a Facebook status update. Another user replied: “I think fruits are decorative. Hang up where they can be seen and appreciated. Call Wyoming for display instructions.” Ravndal then responded: “Where can I get that Wyoming printed instruction manual?”
As you may recall, in 1998, Matthew Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a fence and beaten to death, one of the more heinous hate crimes in recent memory. Of course Ravndal claims that he didn’t make the connection between Shepard’s murder and Wyoming. (Yeah right.) But nonetheless, the Board of Directors of the Big Sky Tea Party kicked his ass out.
So good for them, right? Right?
Yes. It was the right call. But not according to the Big Sky Tea Party’s secretary and candidate for Montana state senator, Kristi Allen-Gailushas, who posted the following to Ravndal’s Facebook page: Continue reading