Okay, this is my last post about the teabaggers, because I’m starting to get a sideache

I’m still confused about this whole event. So these people showed up to protest their tax cut they got last month? Or were they there to complain about all the Federal dollars we got for Lewis & Clark and our state’s roads? Can some clarify this for me?

Voicing a broad dissatisfaction with the federal government, thousands of protesters gathered with signs, props and costumes Wednesday at Terrace Park in Sioux Falls as part of a national demonstration on tax day.

people dressed like colonists pitched tea chests labeled TARP, Stimulus and Socialized Medicine into the water.

I wonder if they realize TARP started under a veil of secrecy in the previous administration. Why did they wait until after the election to protest TARP? A couple of months too late if you ask me. Socialized medicine? When did Obama sign that legislation? Because if he has, I’m cancelling my health insurance.

“For me, this is the beginning. I hope it will mushroom and get better. I’m not going to stop at this rally.”

Yes, because if neo-cons are known for one thing, it’s their staying power, especially when it comes to protesting.

High spirits prevailed as speeches gave way to a re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party, and the crowd chanted “Drop that tea,” as each of the symbolic chests was tossed into choppy Covell Lake.

“Like, Stephen, Like, I’m ready, please DROP THE TEA. AGAIN, AGAIN! OH, OH, OH, THAT’S SO HOTTTT!”

Unruh said the event was planned only in the past month, and enthusiasm snowballed at each organization meeting.

“And it doesn’t hurt that I’m the biggest media whore in Sioux Falls, telling anybody that will listen that I hate Obama, uh, I mean, uh taxes.”

Protesters even threw what appeared to be a box of tea bags toward the White House, causing a brief lockdown at the compound.

Ewww. Scary. That’ll show em’ who is boss.

Nationally, the tea parties were promoted by FreedomWorks, a conservative nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington and led by former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas, who now is a lobbyist.

But, it was a Non-Partisan event. I would have loved to walk around and try to find at least one person who voted for Obama in the crowd. Or for that matter at least one minority.

Organizers said the movement developed through online social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and through exposure on Fox News.

Yes, because that is the MSM’s job, promoting right-wing nuttiness.

While FreedomWorks insisted the rallies were nonpartisan, they have been seized on by many prominent Republicans who view them as a promising way for the party to reclaim its momentum.

If you are trying to build momemtum for the Republican party while putting down the other party’s policies, how is that nonpartisan? F’cking idiots.

In Sioux Falls, Unruh and Jason Folkerts, the Tea Party master of ceremonies, stressed the event was not political or affiliated with any party.

Unruh and Jason Folkerts, nonpartisan and non-political?! Excuse me while I go throw up.

One of the themes that speakers who were dressed as prominent leaders ranging from Patrick Henry to Ronald Reagan

I wonder if the Reagan character was promoting Reagan’s 50% tax rate on the rich?

who wore a sign pinned to the front of her coat that said, “Obama Is Stealing My Future.”

Hey, I thought this was a nonpartisan event? Where’s the “I thank God everyday that Palin wasn’t elected” signs?

As the program got under way, a Lincoln High School drum line and choir played. However, Unruh insisted the public school students “weren’t making a political statement. They were just here to sing God Bless America. If you can’t do that in this country, something’s wrong.”

So you don’t have a problem with your property tax money being spent on a clearly political event? Hypocrite.

Laura Larson’s pot- bellied pig Daisy also posed for photos, somewhat reluctantly, with people attending the Tea Party.

 “Daisy’s here to help Dr. Unruh,” Larson said.

What? Is the pig better at cracking backs did Allen is?

“This Country Wasn’t Founded by the Funding Fathers,” it read.

Nope. Just a bunch of radical, liberal deists.

Unruh said. “It’s time for leadership to listen to the people.”

Just like Bush did?


ALSO READ ABOUT THE EVENT IN RAPID CITY and watch the video of Sen. Gordon “Conflict of Interest” Howie cry about taxes.

During the speeches in Spearfish, a motorist drove by and shouted an obscenity to the tea-party crowd. Demonstrators Phyllis Brewer and Rachel Bowman of Belle Fourche heard it.

“I’m sad for them,” Brewer said. “They obviously are clueless. If you are an American and you don’t realize this country is in trouble, there’s something wrong.”

You are obviously clueless if it took you EIGHT LONG YEARS to realize our country is in trouble.

A Gallop Poll last night said that 61% of Americans think their Federal Income Taxes are fair.


#1 Angry Guy on 04.16.09 at 7:27 am

I’ve been tryig to think of a joke to post, but it is proving frustrating to come up with something funny about these fucking hypocrites.
Here is what I have so far.. I need some help finishing it: “Q: How many Iraqi civilian casualties does it take to lower taxes?”
(Is there a graphic somewhere with bodybags stacked up to the moon?)
Where were these douchebags these last 7 years while our govt spent billions of dollars a month on a false war? I think it’s hilarious that half of the things these asshats are protesting were started under ‘W’onderboy.

#2 l3wis on 04.16.09 at 7:39 am

I agree, anytime you get FolkArts and Unruh together (the fake doctor and the plaigairizing cartoonist) you can guarantee to eat a huge helping of hypocrisy. It is becoming very hard to laugh at it.

Here’s some rough numbers;

Stimulus package: $160 Billion
Iraq War to date: $650 Billion

I’m not the best at math, but guess which one costs taxpayers more?

#3 Randall on 04.16.09 at 7:41 am

We all drove on roads – paid for with taxes

…to a park that was paid for and is maintained through taxes

…where we ate free hot dogs, chips and drank sodas that are all guaranteed not to make us sick because of packaging and preparation that is overseen by government agencies that are paid for with taxes


#4 Plaintiff Guy on 04.16.09 at 8:03 am

Spend but not tax is the way out from recession. Inflation was flat for so long. There must be some inflation. The dow will return to 12K but (with the FED printing money) it will be present 7K value. Those who cashed in retirement accounts are paying penaltys that support the government near term. Likely, the tea party is disgruntled republicans seeking attention. We’re ‘Bushed’, come back later.

#5 l3wis on 04.16.09 at 8:11 am

Think about it. Obama got elected by the people, Bush got elected by the Supreme Court. They really have a skewed view of how a democracy works.

#6 Warren Phear on 04.16.09 at 10:01 am

Angry Guy says:
April 16th, 2009 at 7:27 am
I’ve been tryig to think of a joke to post, but it is proving frustrating to come up with something funny about these fucking hypocrites.

AG. Sad to say, but there really is nothing funny to add to this.

But ya know what? I like sayin it just as much as you do. Fucking Hypocrites.


September 29, 2008

Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt

With no fanfare and little notice, the national debt has grown by more than $4 trillion during George W. Bush’s presidency.

It’s the biggest increase under any president in U.S history.

On the day President Bush took office, the national debt stood at $5.727 trillion. The latest number from the Treasury Department shows the national debt now stands at more than $9.849 trillion. That’s a 71.9 percent increase on Mr. Bush’s watch.

#7 John2 on 04.16.09 at 11:03 am

There ought to be an investigation of how a city public park was used for a partisan political purpose – was the city government “taking sides” – it appears so. Ditto for the public school’s participation. How could so many public officials be so willfully blind? I can’t see how and why public and government owned institutions were corrupted for a partisan political ends: http://www.teaparty.gop.com .

#8 Angry Guy on 04.16.09 at 11:12 am

Did the backquacker have a permit to assemble from the SFPD?

#9 l3wis on 04.16.09 at 11:26 am

John- Public parks are fine, but you are restricted on what you can do. I’m not sure if they needed a permit. I know DT it applies for 10 or more. But in a public park, it doesn’t really matter. Maybe check city ordinances I guess?

But the public school participation is a joke, I have a feeling the school board will hear about that.

But here’s the good news about the sore losers, Dakota Weslyan in Mitchell just finished a poll

62% of South Dakotans approve of president Obama.

#10 l3wis on 04.16.09 at 11:34 am

Wonder if they did get a permit? Kinda sounds like an ‘assembly’ so it would require one.

Sec. 38-133. Definitions.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Assembly means any block party, demonstration, rally, gathering or group of ten or more persons, animals or vehicles, or a combination thereof having a common purpose, design or goal, upon any public street, sidewalk, alley or other public place, which assembly substantially inhibits the usual flow of pedestrians or vehicular travel or which occupies any public area, other than a parade.

Parade means any scheduled walk, demonstration, procession, motorcade consisting of persons, animals or vehicles; or a combination thereof having a common purpose, design, designation or goal, upon any public place, which does not comply with normal and usual traffic regulations and controls.

Spontaneous event means an unplanned or unannounced coming together of persons, animals or vehicles as described in this section, which was not contemplated beforehand by any participants therein and which is caused by or in response to unforeseen circumstances or events and which is neither a parade nor as assembly, as defined in this section.

(Ord. No. 70-87, § 1, 8-31-87; Ord. No. 55-03, § 1, 6-16-03)

Cross references: Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.

Sec. 38-134. Permits and exceptions.
(a) Permit required. No person shall conduct, manage or participate in any parade or assembly for which a written permit has not been issued in accordance with this article.

(b) Exceptions. The provisions of this article shall not apply to or affect funeral processions or spontaneous events.

#11 Angry Guy on 04.16.09 at 12:37 pm

They didn’t need a permit, now that I think about it, becuase it was in a city park. But they did need a permit from the parks dept.
So I called and confirmed that a permit was issued. You know, just because I’m thorough.

#12 l3wis on 04.16.09 at 1:05 pm

I figured they did get a permit, because of Unruh’s untarnished reputation for being honest and trustworthy . . .