March 6, 2014

What I would have posted had I posted anything today:

I’m just speculating, but it probably would have been something along the lines of this:  instead of just calling ourselves TEA Partiers, I think it’s time we gather together a million or two disgusted citizens angry at the politicization of the IRS, which is now one of the police arms of the progressive left’s soft coup, and dump a bunch of real tea into the Potomac.

But we’ll make it free range green tea — made from nothing but self-sufficient wild herbs and harvested by wind gusts that carry the foliage to the edge of some reclaimed wood retaining wall inside a San Francisco commune — just to watch some heads explode.

Short of that, I guess we can always just curse, turn over, and go back to sleep. Which is what I did today.

Because why the hell not?

Posted by Jeff G. @ 7:12pm
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Comments (62)

  1. Hey! Look at the time… off to bed.

  2. >I think it’s time we gather together a million or two disgusted citizens angry at the politicization of the IRS, which is now one of the police arms of the progressive left’s soft coup, and dump a bunch of real tea into the Potomac.<

    yea use the us mail to send it to congress. since they're already there. just saying.

  3. dump a bunch of real tea into the Potomac.

    How about a bunch of greenie hipsters instead? Surely there are plenty of sea critters who would appreciate the red meat, what little there is on their weedy frames.

  4. so beck is playing for the 9/12 anniversary – “meet john doe” and i heard this artie shaw tune 2/3 way through:

    Begin The Beguine – Artie Shaw

  5. gold mine for a couple grams

  6. pedestrian everyday tea’s kinda not a little overrated

    I have a TON leftover from my old job cause the order person kept buying tea bags when we were a k-cup site and so I kept bringing cases of tea home and over the years it added up so i try to have a cup o tea every day

    but i think it’s more or less kinda like those newlywed sex beans in the jar

  7. tea is almost 100% imported so when you buy it, what you do is make it more harder for food stamp to grow the economy

    so as you can see tea is inherently anti-american and not a little racist

  8. “john doe” has jesus overtones

  9. jesus is the reason for the season Mr. newrouter

  10. that is why the final “christmas scene” makes sense.

  11. well alinsky isn’t warm and fuzzy

  12. no not at all

    but obama sucks his dick enthusiastically anyways

    it’s a thing

  13. i like mr. beck’s station: guns and ammo commercials.

  14. is there a marijuana tea. that be potomac.

  15. can you make tea from shredded irs forms?

  16. but obama sucks his dick enthusiastically anyways

    Hillary got to it first.

  17. so was ” meet john doe” part of the wilke campaign?

  18. I saw on ABC nightly news that we were all wealthier in 2013 than we were in 2012, mostly due to a rising stock market and recovering real estate values.

    Even though I don’t feel wealthier, food and gas prices being what they are, it must be true> Because there certainly was no mention of how most of that wealth went to the top 1, 5, 20%

    Y’know, like it would have if a Republican had been in the White House.

  19. >I saw on ABC nightly news that we were all wealthier in 2013 than we were in 2012<

    once you get past indoor plumbing and central heat/air; what is "wealth?

  20. i have used a out house in my early life. 2 seater with child seat. family gathering no?

  21. The beguine may begin, but beware the beguine that becomes aFree Spirited being.

  22. wealth is what buys you freedom from government

  23. I’m still waiting for the Tea Party to quit playing by the rules of a system that is obviously stacked (by both sides) against them and form a union. That ought to make a few heads explode.

  24. >wealth is what buys you freedom from government<

    hi puty putin

  25. >The beguine may begin<

    html fail

  26. html fail

    drat

  27. >drat<

    curious was that shaw's intention?

  28. >they were not bound by vows, the rule of life which they observed was not uniform and the members of each community were subject only to their own local superiors.<

    subsidiarity

  29. or anarchy

  30. >or anarchy<

    no "local superiors" . you may not like it but a form of small gov't.

  31. and “local superiors” are politicians we elect.

  32. no “local superiors” . you may not like it but a form of small gov’t.

    No local superiors is another way of saying “no rules for us.” You may not like it, but small government isn’t synonymous with good government.

    In any event, it is a serious mistake to impose modern ways of thinking about social organization on medieval people.

  33. >In any event, it is a serious mistake to impose modern ways of thinking about social organization on medieval people. <

    dude microaggression. shift it to the lowest responsible entity my friend.

  34. I’m not arguing against subsidiarity, by the way, just pointing out that it’s not always straightforward.

    For example, from a subsidiarist point of view, the opponents of Walmart are not without a valid point of view.

  35. “no local superiors” and “lowest <bresponsible entity” are mutually exclusive, aren’t they?

    After all, if nobody’s in charge, how can anybody be responsible?

  36. Anybody who is fetishistically tickled by charts, this is for you.

  37. For example, from a subsidiarist point of view, the opponents of Walmart are not without a valid point of view.

    Here’s a nice chart substantiating that.

  38. And that’s where subsidiarity gets hard, because as anybody who knows anything about small to middling midwestern towns can tell you, everyone loves the mom-n-pop stores, and they all want to save those stores by keeping walmart out –until walmart get in, and then it’s goodbye mom-n-pop stores.

    So, do we support the free market and efficiencies? Or do we pass laws that guarantee inefficiencies because we value the social capital of mom-n-pop stores more than we value cheap goods?

    It’s an honest dilemna. One that isn’t helped by the Whole Foods crowd.

    –just to tie everything together.

  39. Wow! Now I want to watch this movie!

    ([O]ne of the modern American Right’s ur-texts, Richard Weaver’s Ideas Have Consequences, was released the same year as Rope)

    We on the Right tsk a lot about the left’s apparent ignorance of the Law of Unintended Consequences.

    Except we’re the fools who persist in believing that our political opponents are well-meaning if misguided individuals, and that the catastrophic “consequences” of their actions are all “unintended.”

    If you don’t believe gay activists intended all along to destroy marriage and the family; to proudly, publicly violate laws with impunity while persecuting “homophobic” bumpkins who refuse to submit to their increasingly absurd demands; to adopt fascist techniques to acquire imaginary “rights;” to have their cake, eat it too, and force you to bake it, or else — you haven’t been paying attention to the clues.

    Read the whole thing as they say.

  40. oops, second link should have pointed to here.

  41. grr. 2nd link, 4th paragraph

    time to pack it in

  42. One that isn’t helped by the Whole Foods crowd.

    – Oh I don’t know, with a chef lineup that includes one de-useless bitch whos uncle basically supports the entire operation so she’ll have a hobby, and a drunkard who obviously has the goods on a director or producer to be able to bribe herself a show, ands the majority of the rest of Italian decent, Food network is about as inefficient and pretentious as you could possibly get.

  43. It’s the pretentions that are the problem. The professional class can better afford to play at being Thornton Wilders than the rest of us.

  44. Food Network is pretentious? Nope. It is aimed at the lowbrow who don’t cook. It mainly consists of game shows: Chopped, Worst Cooks in America, The Great Food Truck Race, et alia, in prime time. Their daytime programming is made up of reruns that were shot at least five years ago with a few newer episodes tossed in now and again. These shows tend toward speed in getting food on the table and thrift (cf: Ten Dollar Dinners). Sandra Lee (Cuomo’s squeeze) is kind of a stand-alone since she doesn’t really cook and spends more time on her “tablescapes” than on food. Girl loves her booze, too.

  45. Girl loves her booze, too.

    Well who doesn’t?

  46. I might love her booze too, if only she would share.

  47. Some of her concoctions are, shall we say, weird. Very sweet, too from the sounds of it.

  48. Girls who love their booze sometimes share too much.

    Isn’t that right leigh?

  49. Isn’t she the one who shows you how to class up tater tots and Hamburger Helper?

  50. She is, Pablo. Google her infamous Kwanzaa cake for a laugh.

    I quit many moons ago, Ernst.

  51. couldn’t pass up the opportunity to repeat the tequila gag yet again

    sorry

  52. Oh, it’s okay. I started it after all. I’m more than willing to own it.

    Those were the days or so I’m told. ; )

  53. Needs video for all the delicious goodness.

  54. The corn nuts really make the cake.

  55. Palate cleanser.

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  57. i have used a out house in my early life. 2 seater with child seat. family gathering no?

    Me, too! At a public school, no less!

    Also, the two-seater’s intent was to keep a growing pile from being piled on. Piled too high, it began to resemble a Democrat, and attracted vermin. Shift seats, and mind the black widows that love darkness, flies, and lurking just below the seat’s edges.

  58. After that, another palate cleanser.

    You’re welcome!

  59. Obama shows he’s all in for “Common Core.”

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