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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Those damned Hooligans

What's Mallard raving about today?

Teabaggers, The Media.

Fox News was a sponsor of the Teabagging parties.

So your poor wittle Right Wing martyrdom pity party is completely fatuous.

But don't let that get in the way of constructing your Straw Man, since he's the only person against whom you can win an argument.

20 comments:

exanonymous said...

Actually, I think most liberals were disappointed that it was rather anticlimactic.

I don't deny people their right to protest. They just can't deny me the right to yawn when "millions" turns out to be thousands, there is no spontaneity especially when FOX began pushing it, protest goals have no cohesion, half the people are apologetic ("sorry, we're not protesting Obama, Just gov't spending") and the other half gets paranoid with no basis about persecution after the fact. And they wore tea bags which added to the hilarity but not so much to the seriousness.

confused said...

Hint to protestors: Use loose leaf tea. It’s what the colonists used. It doesn’t look or sound as silly. And you can save money by grinding up maple leaves – on camera no one will know the difference.

Oh, that’s right, FOX was involved, so I doubt this was actually thought out.

dragoknight14 said...

The thing was that while I felt that the tea party protests were kind of odd, no worries after all they were free to protest. What happened was just that it was rather anticlimactic, and when one of them stated that they planned to 'tea bag the White house' I just thought it was funny.

dlauthor said...

Sorry, Tinshley. In order to qualify as "hooligans," you have to do something. Standing around behind Fox News reporters, failing to dump tea, then going home does not make you a hooligan, or even a protestor, really.

It just makes you pussies.

Word verification: colod n. 1. The clogged bowels of a drunken fool, ex. "Tinshley really pulled the strip out of his colod today."

Jazzbumpa said...

I think Tinkley was gong for irony here. This is the result when the presumed ironist is clueless. As is, this strip doesn't even achieve the level of stupid. It's just another sad straw cartoon. I want to buy the poor bastard a drink.

Oh, no, wait a minute . . .

rewinn said...

I wonder if the "something or other" that the bald guy was protesting was, I don't know, ... Vietnam?

The death of 50,000 Americans and several million Asians ... solely to prevent them from freely electing a guy who was our ally against the Japanese?

Maybe the bald guy has a point: complaining that our government is spending money on Americans at home goes too far!!!

GeoX said...

Okay, so most likely I'm just not smart enough to understand the awesome subtlety of Tinsley's writing, but what is the alleged punchline here supposed to MEAN? "Shouldn't they be at their JOBS or something?" Is it some sort of oblique reference to the way right-wingers always try to rationalize the fact that left protests invariably get much greater turnout than right protests by saying "hur hur that's just because unlike you dirty hippies, we have jobs, GET A JOB HIPPIE!" But what's funny about that? Is it, alternately, meant to be some kind of reference to the recession, and how that's why the protesters don't have jobs only stoopid librul strawman doesn't realize this because he's a stoopid librul? But the teabagging wasn't ABOUT the recession as such. And besides, again, HOW IS THAT FUNNY?

I know it's a fool's errand to try to find humor in a Mallard Fillmore strip, but goddamnit, it looks like there's at least SUPPOSED to be some sort of punchline, so WHAT IS IT?

Jazzbumpa said...

GeoX -

It's like the old Vonnegut novel, Cat's cradle: "No damn cat. No damn cradle."

Anonymous said...

Premonitions...

It was once said that a Black man would be President when pigs fly.

100 days into Obama's presidency, Swine Flu.

Michael said...

It's just the standard "liberals are hypocrites" joke; like the cartoon that claims liberals are suddenly authoritarians now that Obama is elected. The reason you aren't getting the jokes is that you're assuming they are at least minimally based in reality.

Michael said...

Did you capitalize Black because they are gods to you?

Anonymous said...

In response to President Obama's complaint that FOX News doesn't show enough Black and Hispanic people on their network, FOX has announced that they will now air "America's Most Wanted" TWICE a week.

dlauthor said...

And Anonymous Coward's TV profile will increase radically the next time they air To Catch a Predator!

Anonymous said...

And in response to Fox News' complaint about Obama putting mustard on a cheeseburger, the entire world pointed and laughed.

Anonymous said...

Barack ShamWoW Obama Soaks Your Wealth And Spreads It To Those Who Do Not Work Enough To Pay Taxes!

GeoX said...

Wow, anonymous chickenshit isn't even pretending not to be a racist shithead. What a sad little creature.

Anonymous said...

DOCTOR ANON'S CURE FOR CONSTIPATION

If you are bothered by occasional or frequent constipation, repeat the following phrase three times in succession when symptoms occur:

"My financial and personal well being are totally in the hands of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Tim Geithner, Rahm Emmanuel, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and Al Gore."

If that doesn't scare the shit out of you, then you are probably destined to be full of it for the rest of your life Geox. You really are one bad ass :)

rewinn said...

Why does Geox get all the attention from our Anonymous Coward?

Haven't I mocked Tinkley AND his little dog too?

exanonymous said...

I'm sure anonatroll will get around to calling you names eventually.

But the focus is on Geox because it the troll employs the technique of insulting an individual to declare himself the winner against a group. In order to spread to say, Rewinn, it would require more thinking to switch gears to use the proper insults.

GeoX said...

If you want to get yourself insulted, I recommend starting a blog that it can obsess over for inscrutable reasons. Maybe write a few posts making fun of hypermasculinity. It seems to be very sensitive about that.

Anonymous's little insult (or what ever it was) just now would have been cuter if it weren't designed to distract from the main point, which is, as it has amply demonstrated, that it is a racist piece of trash.