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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

North Carolina Teabaggers Celebrate Thankful Tuesday

For the past few Mondays, thousands of non-teabagging North Carolinians have been staging a huge and growing demonstration — Moral Monday.  Local residents of the non-teatard persuasion have been expressing their alarm at the sharp right turn of North Carolina’s legislature.  Until this year, North Carolina had a Democratic governor to hold back the tsunami of teahadist legislation.

Now that there’s a Republican in the Governor’s Mansion, the Mississippi-fication of North Carolina is happening with a vengeance.

The Moral Monday demonstrators — including a lot of NAACP members — have been protesting against North Carolina’s new and improved voter suppression laws, anti-abortion laws, and tax “reform” which shifts the tax burden from corporations and wealthy individuals to those lowly working stiffs who don’t earn enough money to make political campaign contributions.

Needless to say, these are the exact same reasons for yesterday’s Thankful Tuesday gathering.  The two hundred teadroolers who took part in Thankful Tuesday seemed to be saying “Thank God we don’t have to move to Mississippi; we’s bringin’ Mississippi to us.”

The Thankful Tuesday rally was organized by the North Carolina Republican Party, We The People Franklin County Patriots and the Moccasin Creek Minutemen.  And they couldn’t muster any more than two hundred teajobs?!?

One of the speakers tossed foam footballs into the air as the crowd whooped and hollered.  The footballs each had the URL of a local Americans For Prosperity website — Back in the Game N.C.  People waved signs saying “Stop Abortion Now” and “Thank you McCrory” (Pat McCrory, North Carolina’s corporate-owned governor).

A Republican state senator told the crowd “This is so much nicer than Moral Monday, right?”

Depends on which side of fifty your IQ is on.

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Anonymous Jess said...

They can't even come up with their own protests, that is truly pathetic. They have to steal ideas from everyone else. Morons.

July 18, 2013 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

Reminds me of the evangelicals ripping off the milk industry with their "Got Jesus?" campaign.

July 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Next will be Wrathful Wednesday (where they will be encouraged to arm up against their liberal enemies), Thick-Headed Thursday (where they are encouraged to spend the entire day memorizing and reciting meaningless talking points), Fearful Friday (where they are asked to spend the day listening to AM talk radio and/or FOX "news"), Sucker Saturday (another day of ingesting all forms of right wing propaganda), and finally Shat-Upon Sunday. On that last one, they can give thanks for not having the will or desire to try and understand how those in their legislature (and some of those on the national scene as well) crap on them by hoodwinking them into voting against their best interests as they support heartless corporations.

Why, it looks like a whole week of celebration to me! ;-)

July 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

Good Lord, don't give them any ideas!

July 18, 2013 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Even with several major teabag groups plugging this rally, they couldn't get any more than 200 teatards to show up.

Jim: They don't have enough originality to invent something of their own. All they can do is quote the Bible, quote a TV ad or steal the name of another protest group.

Snave: LOL. You've got their whole week's schedule mapped out for them.

July 18, 2013 at 1:41 PM  

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