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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Night of the Living Dead: The Sequel

Here are some exclusive preview photos of what promises to be the scariest science fiction movie Ever.

Here's the basic premise: An evil invisible monster has taken over the minds of America’s dumbest and most gullible citizens. These inbred mouthbreathers are just harmless couch potatoes most of the time. But when the sinister FreedomWorks Monster sends out its rays, these human spuds will turn off the TV, jump up from the couch and snap to attention — ready to carry out their Master’s orders.

One minute they’re sitting there with a beer in one hand and a bag of chips in the other; and the next minute they’re marching in lockstep with their fellow zombies.

They have no idea why they’re marching and carrying signs, or even what’s written on the sign or what it means. And it doesn’t matter. The FreedomWorks demon just needs a certain number of braindead bodies to march, wave signs and start screaming and shouting on command.

After these mindless drones have carried out their marching orders, they’ll go back home — still under hypnosis — turn the TV back on, and fall back on the couch. When they come to, they won’t remember a thing.

Pretty scary, huh? Thank God it’s only a wacky movie.



Blogger Snave said...

If ONLY it was just a wacky movie, Tom...

"They have no idea why they’re marching and carrying signs"

I think you nailed it pretty much right there.

The marchers are simply witting/unwitting tools of the insurance industry, which will stop at nothing to maintain the value of its stocks for its stockholders, and will stop at nothing to maintain its profits.

I'm thinking that if there is a crackdown, it ought to be not on liberals or groups with a particular ideology, but rather on an insurance industry that does nothing to control the costs of its product for consumers, some whose lives depend on having an affordable product.

They don't care about people, they just care about money. Do all these "marchers" just care about themselves? Does their "marching" suggest they don't really give a crap about other people, but only care about money? I submit that it does.

I think the health insurance industry ought to be mindful of the potential consequences of all this stuff their lackeys like Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin are inciting. The end result of Beck's "revolution" or whatever he thinks he's trying to create will just be something akin to a military dictatorship. If that's what the richest .01% of Americans want, it is probably what we will get unless people come to their senses.

"Idiocracy" becomes closer and closer to reality by the day.

September 13, 2009 at 2:42 PM  
Anonymous Bee said...

Whoever bastardized the Ben Franklin quote I'd like to take him out in the alley down Maryland Ave and whoop his ass.

Night of the Living Dead...you are correct, sir!

We need The Monolith to pop up.

September 13, 2009 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

I think you owe them a thank you Tom, not a beat down.

September 13, 2009 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

I wonder if the message goes out for them to wear stars and stripes, or red white and blue before they go, or do they all just have terrible fashion sense?

September 13, 2009 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yup, if only it was just a movie. I suppose using a bunch of corporate bots posing as regular people is preferable to the anti-labor attacks of the early 1900s, when union members were clubbed and shot by corporate thugs.

But it's still infuriating that a huge from-the-top-down Astroturf demonstration can pass itself off as thousands of angry citizens taking to the streets. The few people who were actually there on their own -- all 3 of them -- were interviewed, so it would sound like this was a huge spontaneous outpouring of people's fears and concerns.

I have Idiocracy on our NetFlix queue, so I'll finally find out what everybody's talking about.

Bee: That sure was a bastardization. Those assholes weren't worried about the Patriot Act or Iraqmire, but when the insurance industry might get regulated, suddenly our "liberty" is under siege. Assholes.

Lisa: OK, here goes -- thank you, Rent-A-Bots, for providing all this entertainment and for making the average K-Mart shopper look intelligent.

Lew: Since those people do everything in unison, they probably get e-mail instructions telling them what to wear, what to chant, what signs to carry...

September 13, 2009 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

My favorite sign said
" I was here on Inauguration day,I had no idea I'd be back this soon"

Tom I think you have it mixed up with the Pro-Union(I mean Pro-Health Care) rallies as far as being told what to do, what to wear and all those professionally mad signs. Talk about bots.
Now fork over those dues to Mr. Soprano.

September 13, 2009 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger lisa said...


I assume you missed this?

September 13, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

The movie was "Night of the Living Dead," but Saturday's staged media event was more like Day of the Deadly Duds. I caught some of the "speeches" on C-SPAN. Haven't heard so many banal, cliche-ridden rants, pitiable platitudes and wrote-learned bloviations since the 2004 GOP convention. The difference being these were more amateurish.

September 14, 2009 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

Don't you just hate when the community organizes without Obama?

September 14, 2009 at 6:46 AM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

Tom - The signs I saw and the interviews from the sign carriers, was a damning indictment of the Public School System in the United States, a shocking display of ignorance. I am sure there were thinking, concerned citizens in the crowd, but all I saw and heard, were angry white folks who want their Merica back from the communists. Hate can do terrible things to a person.

September 14, 2009 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lisa: Was that YouTube serious or was it a Saturday Night Live skit? It just recycles every rightwing cliche -- people dying of old age while they're waiting in the ER, rationed health care, government-run health care. Oh, and of course the government can't do anything right. I guess that means we should abolish the post office, Medicare, every police and fire department, Social Security, the highway system, the military -- since they're all being run by those bumbling government bureaucrats.

SW: Good description. Just like GOP conventions only more amateurish. "Pitiable platitudes" indeed.

Holte: Yup, Republicans sure knew what they were doing when they started cutting funds for education back in the '80s. At the time it seemed stupid and shortsighted, but there was a method and now they've reaped the bounty: millions of "educated" people who have zero critical thinking skills, so they fall hook line and sinker for every rightwing scare tactic.

September 14, 2009 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

So Tom you are saying that Canadian doctor lied?
I don't get it if it's so great why don't US citizens go to Canada instead of them coming here for fast treatment?

September 14, 2009 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lisa: I'm sure somebody somewhere in Canada is dissatisfied with their health care system; I'll assume that that doctor was for real. But in the larger picture, there must be a reason that "socialized medicine" has been in effect for such a long time in Britain, Canada and most of Europe. If the public hated it, they'd be clamoring for a Free Enterprise approach like ours, but I don't see that happening.

BTW, aren't you planning to do any posts on your own blog? I'll pay it a visit, and Craig Harmon and Steve and manapp99 are looking for a home :)

September 14, 2009 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

So Tom this is the most costly piece of legislation ever proposed.
There is no way it can and will be paid for by eliminating waste. If that were the case the waste should be eliminated first. That's like saying here is a diet pill and you can eat as much crap as you want but never gain a pound.
How do you you think our economy would survive by expanding more federal spending to already bankrupt programs? Or maybe like the hard left doesn't care or are just hoping it will happen.
Like putting tariffs on goods from China to start a trade war in the hopes they drop our treasuries.
Maybe something will stick with all the crap being thrown out there.
They are clamoring for a free enterprise. They are actually bringing it into Canada.The UK is so waste deep in it I don' think they can ever pull out. Either way both governments are going bankrupt over it.
I just hate to see us wind up on the same long lines for healthcare with less choice. We may be the US but we are not invincible.

September 14, 2009 at 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

Snave's right - if only it were a movie! It's actually pretty fucking scary that there are so many mindless automatons in our midst. Here's what I said in a comment on Oliver Willis' blog on some photos he posted (he was there):

"Where were these morons when Bush squandered our money and thousands of our kids’ lives? Where were these imbeciles when the Bush administration made up laws and shredded the Constitution?

Words don’t exist that can accurately describe the lows of ignorance and sheer stupidity these people have attained. These folks listen only to their masters. They don’t want to read, they don’t need to read, and those who do know how to read probably have the reading comprehension of a soap dish.

They simply believe the people on the ol’ Fox tee-vee, whose pay is based on their viewer-draw, as the gospel – no questions asked."

September 14, 2009 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lisa: "There is no way it can and will be paid for by eliminating waste. If that were the case the waste should be eliminated first. That's like saying here is a diet pill and you can eat as much crap as you want but never gain a pound.
How do you you think our economy would survive by expanding more federal spending to already bankrupt programs?"

Sounds like a perfect argument for eliminating all of those wasteful government programs and the faceless inept bureaucrats who run them. Buh bye fire departments, highways, mass transit, the military and all law enforcement agencies. Who needs those bloated bureaucracies anyway, and think of all the money we'll save. Freedom!

Carlos: That's my take too. These people all sat in a stupor for 8 years while Bush invaded other countries, spied on American citizens and created record deficits. Now that the insurance industry might be regulated more closely, these vapid couch potatoes come to life and start screaming about "Freedom!" WTF? It would be funny if it weren't so infuriating.

September 14, 2009 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

They're coming to get you, Tom! (that doesn't roll off the tongue like Barbara, so temporarily change your name, thanks)

September 15, 2009 at 6:44 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

the government funds the military they don't run it. All those other programs are state run. That's constitutional.
You can't centralize 300 million people. It's a recipe for disaster if you ask me.
So Carlos let me ask you being the big thing is to still blame Bush.
Where are all those people now who balked about the spending he did?
Now it's okay to quadruple spending that you argued about the last 8 years? Now it's okay becuae it's Obama? Give me a break. You should be boiling if that's the case. Talk about laughable.
I won't even defend these people against the name calling because it actually has helped the movement. We know where it's coming from.People know what 's going on. They are more informed more than you think and it's not working anymore because all the name calling is being ignored because frankly it's a tactic and there are bigger fish to fry. Like all the corruption that is surrounding Washington.
I guess you missed the interview with the black woman at the rally who was an Obama delegate?
She no longer supports him because he is not following the will of the people and she said all this spending will cause modern day slavery and she will fight against it if she has to crawl.
That's the will of the people. Real people who are out there working hard, trying to survive knowing what the "big" plan is. It stinks and they know it and they don't want it.
It has nothing to do with racism at all. People are not buying the ivory tower ideology and the elitist attitudes. It's not going away because the more they feel like they are not being heard the more they will fight until they are.

September 15, 2009 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: Uh oh, they're coming to get me? Thank God for the second amendment. Of course I'd need a gun to go with it.

Lisa: "The government funds the military they don't run it." There, you've summed it up. The government also wouldn't be "running" health care; they'd just be funding it. The insurance lobby and their stooges keep trotting out all these horror images of hospitals being like the
DMV or the post office. It's a crock. Government pencil-pushers wouldn't be "running" anything.

As far as race goes, there are tens of millions of blacks in the country. They obviously don't all think alike. The Right loves to trot out a few black people who say they don't like Obama, or say they voted for him but now they're disappointed in him. So what? I'm white and I think Bush sucked.

September 15, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

You know they're zombies when they embrace a trillion dollar plus illegal wars in Iraq/Afghanistan.

That money would have been more than enough to give all Americans a single payer health plan.

Why take care of ourselves when we can slaughter brown people?

Their "values" shine through.

September 15, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Dave: Damn right. So many swarthy primitive people to kill, so little time.

September 15, 2009 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

I'm not trotting out anything Tom. I go on quite a few blogs who are black and conservative and make a hell of alot more sense than president.

September 15, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

Oh I am happy to announce that the unconstitutional decison to let Acorn conduct the census had been rebuked.
Thank you Glenn Beck and FOX news for exposing this criminla organization sucking up tax dollar money.
Thanks for nothing MSNBC!

September 15, 2009 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

Lisa you told us what your favorite sign was, what was your least favorite sign? Mine was "Obama's Plan White Slavery" another "American Taxpayers Are The Jews For Obama's Ovens" and some too disgusting to repeat on a family blog.

September 15, 2009 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Holte: I'm just relieved when the wingtards are waving signs instead of machine guns.

September 15, 2009 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

The sign I liked the least was "Obama Sucks".

or the one that said "Bury Obamacare with Ted Kennedy"

They both sucked. And had I been there I would have said so to those people/ They were in very poor taste.

The only reason you heard from the so called "Angry White People is because I am sure Olberman wasn't' planning on showing any of the other people. Out of one million you can always find a few who express their anger with less decorum than others.
Anyway you look at it people are truly upset about the spending,it just so happens we have a half black president that the left "uses" for their arguments. The same way they have always used race to advance themselves. I believe there is more racism on the left because they way they use it diminishes it.

September 15, 2009 at 7:51 PM  

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