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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:05 PM
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The Most Offensive Tea Party Signs (photo heavy)
Edited on Thu Apr-16-09 06:23 PM by Julius Civitatus
This photo collection is courtesy of The Huffington Post, which has compiled the most disgusting signs in the so-called "anti-tax Teabag parties". These photos come from a ton of different photographers and witnesses (please see the following link for more info):
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/16/10-most-offens...

Please check these signs and tell me this protest was "all about taxes". Check them out and argue they are not about the fear of a black president:

Racial fearmongering:


Subtlety:



Misguided and poorly educated political comparison:





Someone's been smoking something fierce:



"Did you notice Obama is black? Did you?":


Really?:


Outright racist fearmongering:


Pitchforks and guns. Someone wants to get some lynching going!:






Using children to carry their parents' offensive signs:












American taliban:




Blackface:


It's the end of the world as we know it:






More Hitler references:



More misrepresentation of the Bush recession:


More pitchforks, literally:






Someone missed the last 8 years:


More race-tinged language:


This must be a Glenn Beck viewer, pining for some "action":



More fear:



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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:11 PM
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1. Lots of racism.
But I've always thought that is what drove the loonies to "party" in the first place.

They can say it's about taxes, but it's because the President is black. NO ONE can convince me otherwise. Ever.
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:35 PM
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10. It got my attention yesterday how most of the signs directly related to
Edited on Thu Apr-16-09 06:38 PM by Julius Civitatus
hateful language about Obama, much less about taxes. This is the biggest right-wing tantrum I've ever seen since the 2000 Miami riots that shut down the recounting of Bush v. Gore. Of course, they were also fake, Republican-organized riots, not populist or grassroots.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:13 PM
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2. some sick puppies.....and dumb motherhumpers
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:15 PM
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3. This one of just way off the mark...


Seriously, Obama is a way snazzier dresser than this!





Honestly... the whole "taxed enough already" was just a rouse. This was nothing but a poutrage inspired temper tantrum because this time, we won, we won even with them trying to cheat, because we were ready for their antics and the votes were counted.


I'm only surprised that of all the "outsiders" taking pictures of these clowns, not a one was shot. I totally expected bloodshed.
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:18 PM
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4. Obligatory Birther in the crowd.
There always has to be one.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:20 PM
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5. I wonder how life on the fringe of society must feel? What's BO's approval rating? High 60s?
These guys represent 10-15% of the population at most.
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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:24 PM
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6. The ignorance and hypocrisy is astounding!
I don't know where to even start. Are they living in some other planet because their grasp on the reality of this one is in question.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:26 PM
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7. What the hell is a
telepromter? :shrug:
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:45 PM
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12. Thanks for the heads up. I hadn't noticed. I must be used to
Edited on Thu Apr-16-09 06:48 PM by madeline_con
Repuke illiteracy. :puke:



Edited to add:


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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 12:03 PM
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27. Obama is cloth? Who knew.
:rofl:
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:27 PM
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8. I guess this woman just became a citizen then.
Or she's been in a coma for the last eight years.

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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:35 PM
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11. do you think she could explain "why?"
I wouldn't think so.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:46 PM
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13. only if she told the truth
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:34 PM
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9. Truly the worst of America is displayed there.
What a bunch of nuts!
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:46 PM
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14. FOX News proudly presents
The new Republican Party.Only white people need apply.I see why they want Texas to secede now.At least they could be president of something.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 07:06 PM
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15. Why can't these fuckers spell?


"artical"?



"telepromter"?

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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 12:04 PM
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28. Anbody?
They have no idea what words look like because they do not read.
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:05 PM
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16. Some more photos...
Edited on Thu Apr-16-09 09:15 PM by Julius Civitatus
More misguided Hitler comparisons:


Simply offensive for any African American:


Their logic:


Does this apply to the Bush and Reagan years too?:


At least these ones get the "teabag" double entendre:




You gotta read this one to believe it. Possibly the most offensive of the lot:


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canetoad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:28 PM
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19. In case anyone can't read the sign
in that last image, it says:

"We want our country back
Send Obama back to Africa"

---------------
Fucking idiots.
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:31 PM
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20. In case anyone doubted these are one step short of Klan rallies
This is all about throwing a tantrum because their guy lost, and a black man is President.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:07 PM
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17. That stock chart one was really dumb since almost all of that has been reversed since March.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:15 PM
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18. If ignorance was painful or expensive
Edited on Thu Apr-16-09 09:15 PM by flvegan
there wouldn't be any pics to post.
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:44 PM
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21. I took some heat for calling these "white power" rallies yesterday
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:54 PM
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22. Hard to beleive the irony's so lost on them

I mean the fact that almost all of the signs I've seen so far were way more applicable to Bush Jr's rule than to Obama, the Saudi one from this collection especially jumping out in this respect. And the fixation with Obama as Hitler and good (white) Christian Americans as Jews is not just about as offensive as can be but is totally divorced from any kind of truth. As one who appreciates the power of self-fulfilling prophecies, I say we start rounding these assholes up and putting them in cattle cars...







...not serious, of course, but you can bet that their bluster and bravado would come to a shuddering halt right around the time the Feds bang on their doors and yell "Raus!"
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:57 PM
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23. That there is some American style bi-partisanship.
:puke:
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 11:52 AM
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24. And they called us sore losers in 2000 & 2004...
these people aren't just sore losers, they are sick in the head.
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 11:58 AM
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25. As I said
in several other threads - these tea parties are nothing more than white supremacists. KKK - without the sheets.

Fuck them. They hate our BLACK president and this is their way of crying about it.

A bunch of racists who are crying like babies.


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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 12:03 PM
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26. Guns Tomorrow?
That should merit a visit from the FBI.

That kind of thing never appeared in our protests.

We call for arrest and prosecution. They call for violence and death.

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 12:17 PM
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29. All they needed were the white robes.
:puke:
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 12:23 PM
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30. Stupidity on parade.



Goes to show .... these dumbass dipshits will do anything the RW Media Hatemongers tell them to.



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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 05:07 PM
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31. i don't buy the premise.
Edited on Fri Apr-17-09 05:09 PM by paulsby
at every protest i have seen, i have seen all sorts of signs TOTALLY unrelated to the "actual reason" for the protest.

iow, what is relevant is what %age of signs are like this.

for example, at the WTO protests (i was a riot cop) i saw signs advocating freeing mumia, stopping whale hunting, promoting GLBT rights, freeing leonard peltier, etc.

iow, protests draw out these people.

one of my partners endured some assmunch calling him a f*cking n**ger and other such crap, for about 10 minutes. the guy was frothing and screaming this stuff right in his face.

does this mean the WTO protests were actually about calling african american policemen racial slurs?

fwiw, i have relatives who attended these protests, and none of them have a racist bone in their bodies. not saying there weren't racists at the teabagger rallies. i am saying that that was not the underlying reason for same, just because there were some racist assmunches there
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 06:19 PM
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32. well, stopping whale hunting, promoting GLBT rights etc is still a lot different than
the bigotry and hatred at these tea bag rallies.

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