On a day when literally a few dozen patriots braved almost freezing weather in Helena to protest…uh…something, it’s hard to describe the best moments. Here’s my favorite collection of links and quotes from today, a day which will live in the fevered imagination of pseudo-patriots forever.
She said she retired on disability from M&T Bank three years ago after undergoing knee replacement and back surgeries. She lives on her Social Security and disability benefits. Last year, she petitioned the bankruptcy court for protection from creditors.
She said she did not have to pay federal income taxes last year because her income was too low.
“I don’t want to see this country turn into a welfare, nanny state, where we stand in line for groceries, and we’re in welfare lines, and in socialized medicine lines,” Wilder said.
The powerful logician weaved a spell with his words:
Wingnut: He’s a fascist.
Roesgen: Why do you say he’s a fascist? He’s the President of the United States. Do you realize how offensive that is?
Wingnut: I think he’s a fascist.
Wingnut: Because he is.
Government services and taxes are proven to be signs of creeping fascism as the police intervene:
A 68-year-old woman at the Sunbury Pennsylvania protest had to be rescued by police from the Susquehanna River when she inadvertently fell in while trying to dump tea bags in it.
Faux News was so excited they single-handedly tripled the crowd:
In yet another tea-bag day controversy, Fox anchor Neil Cavuto was captured on an open mic discussing the crowd numbers with an on-location producer, estimating the turnout at 5,000 people, but minutes later Cavuto told viewers that “They were expecting 5,000 here, it’s got to be easily double, if not triple that.”
Joe the Plumber revealed his intellectual leadership of the wingnut movement once more:
“I didn’t reinvent anything, I’m just regurgitating,” Mr. Wurzelbacher said, leaving the cheering crowd with one message.
Protestors engaged in polite, thoughtful dialogue about the Presidency: