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  • TJBeck
  • SmutBoffin

    “I did’nt serve 22 years for Socialism”

    No, you served it for possession of child pornography and child molestation.

  • ManchuCandidate

    I love the “Did’NT Serve” sign.

    Seems the three Rs for Teabaggers is Retardism, Racism, and Recidivism not that librul reading, riting and rithmatics.

    Simpleton white dumbfuck retards, all.

  • ArkansasFred

    Sorry, pal. The New England Patriots renaissance is over.

  • Canmon (the Inadequate)

    It’s not because he ran out of room for the extra letter.

  • Joshua Norton

    Does this typo make my ass look big?

  • ArkansasFred

    Jesus Christ. Even Freddy Schuman can spell and he’s a 250 year old blind man.


  • SayItWithWookies

    The Resisance is where the “t” went when it saw that guy coming.

  • TGY

    The Eat Party

  • Smoke Filled Roommate

    NO TO CLUNKKER CARE!! wtf? good lord..

  • chascates

    All childs left behinds.

  • Ruhe

    “TAXED ENOUNGH!!!!” Anybody want to go in on a WordPress T-shirt order with me.

  • Scarab

    “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son.”

  • Smoke Filled Roommate

    [re=545887]TJBeck[/re]: The borror, the borror

  • ManchuCandidate

    Assuming it was in one of four branches of US Americuh militaries then h’es covered under the VA, the most socialistic of all US Gubbiment health systems. What a fucking retard.

  • Shaggypixel

    Scholiast: A Teabonics scholar – OR – a disease wherein all the fat insulating duh neuronz is displaced to duh asschub?


  • Extemporanus

    As a writer, I like to “Sajak-off” to Teabonic porn before every “bonus round”.

  • Dashboard_Buddha

    How did these folks…aw fuck…never mind.

  • Shaggypixel

    I ate a stimulas once, at a street fair in Oaxaca…tasty, and loaded in pig fat.

  • Ruhe

    “If you can read this sign your smarter than Nancy Pelosi” I’d love to know how that edit process went down.
    “Earl, dammit, theys no apostopee r e in that word. Why you got to make it so danged faggy frenchy complicated. Keep it simple is the key to good writin’.”

  • Allyson

    And if any of us pointed out–in a nice way–the spelling errors on these signs to the people who made them, we would just be accused of being latte-sipping, NPR-listening, book-reading elitist snobs.

  • Mr Blifil

    However we may have found the Plumpy’Nut human mascot.

  • Doglessliberal

    And it isn’t like he had to leave the t off because he didn’t have room. He could have added a few extra t’s in there.

  • freakishlystrong

    You know what’s really a borror? They probably all get in a circle and proof read each others signs. And ok them. Gewd wun Cleytis!

  • JMP

    “Respect are country speak English” and “English is our language no excetions” have got to be parody, because of the whole irony thing, don’t they?

    The “Feedom doesn’t come free” guy is right, though, but it’s obvious enough there’s no need to state it; it’s inherent in the nature of a fee that it can’t be free.

  • memzilla

    Strunk & White Power!

  • tootsieroll

    [re=545937]Allyson[/re]: No, we be accused of photoshopping them to make them look like the retards they are.

  • Prairie Flower

    It makes me wonder, with those language skills, how do these people ever find a web site? I guess foxnews.com is hard to misspell.

  • Mild Midwesterner

    Taxt Enuf Allready

  • JMP

    The trailer lady’s “Don’t give away my daugters’ future” is doubly good, because even if it was spelled correctly the way she scrawled in “future” makes it look like Obama kidnapped her girls or something.

    I can’t tell if “Barock” is a legitimate misspelling or a purposeful one the teabagger somehow thinks is funny (like “Obambi”) despite its incredible stupidity and pointlessness.

  • Pop Socket

    [re=545937]Allyson[/re]: My teabagger friends will say that these were all done by librul infiltrators deliberately trying to make teabaggers look like uneducated racist hicks. I say it doesn’t take much trying.

  • gurukalehuru

    Knowing full well that the Dunning-Kruger effect prevents them from realizing how incredibly stupid they really are, I wonder if they realize just how stupid we think they are.

  • proudgrampa

    Americans are the worst spellers in the English Language. Shit, they don’t even try.

  • proudgrampa


  • SmutBoffin

    [re=545979]gurukalehuru[/re]: Yes, they do; and it only enrages them more, causing more spelling misteaks. Vicous circle, etc.

  • penfifteen

    Teabonics from the Teahadists.

  • Advocatus_Diaboli

    I guess there really is a place for Pat Ballsak in the Tea Bagger Party.

  • GOPCrusher

    Is it really any wonder why these people are unemployed?

  • southern mark smith

    Judging from that picture, I estimate the Patriotic Resisance to be in the Megaohm range.

  • Dashboard_Buddha

    What’s even sadder is that some of these folks looked like they used a word processor to make their sign. Excluding words like your and you’re, spell check people!

  • GOPCrusher

    [re=545979]gurukalehuru[/re]: Sadly enough, to them, it’s not that we think they are stupid. Its that we are afraid to see the truth.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=545975]Pop Socket[/re]: You know, there’s an old saying, “You get to choose your friends, etc”?

  • What Fresh Hell is This?

    Dawn give away my dog’s furniture!

    The treat of liberty must be muddied with the bulge of try-outs!

  • Prommie

    [re=545979]gurukalehuru[/re]: Thats some effect, that Dunning-Kruger effect, Doc.

  • Elephants Gerald

    [re=546024]Prommie[/re]: that’s a heller of a reference.

  • desertwind

    It’s not like he didn’t have enough back to fit that little T in there.

  • Mad Brahms

    Difference between African-American Vernacular English (“ebonics”) and Teabonics:

    One is an actual dialect governed by consistent rules and carrying unique cultural value for its speakers, and the other really *is* the result of the educational system’s stunning ineptitude. Guess which!

  • Prommie

    [re=546027]Elephants Gerald[/re]: Daneeka’s response: “Its the best there is,” if memory serves. If I am right, that means I am not doing nearly as much damage to my brain as I try to do, and will have to ramp up my attempts to slowly kill it with alcohol.

  • Prommie

    [re=546034]Mad Brahms[/re]: They ain’t just misspelling, they be misspelling.

  • charlesdegoal

    [re=545990]SmutBoffin[/re]: I assume you mean “viscous circle” which is a well-known predicament in which bad spellers find themselves whenever they try to correct mistakes only to add new ones.

  • comicbookguy

    The reason there is no Teabonics-to-English dictionary is nobody can come up with a coherent definition for the word “socialist”

  • Mad Brahms

    [re=545937]Allyson[/re]: All of that would be well and good for me, actually, if it was just advocacy of feeling over form as a universal rule. But something tells me these people would also be the first to protest that teaching Spanish in schools or allowing “ebonics” in the classroom is a terrible affront to our singular American “culture”, so I absolutely call bullshit on them.

    [re=546044]Prommie[/re]: Exactly.

  • DC Hates Me

    A Descent into the Highest Form of Patriotic.

  • Mad Brahms

    [re=546054]comicbookguy[/re]: Sure they can: “negroe”

  • Aurelio

    Koch Industries, largest privately held energy company in the US, and primary funder of the tea baggers,, makes them paint their own signs, to create the illusion of authenticity. Misspellings help. They make you feel like this is just Ma and Pa Kettle out there ignorantly expressing their ignorance. Well, they may be ignorant, but their fascist bosses are smart.

  • Elephants Gerald

    [re=546035]Prommie[/re]: You’re correct. As I scream past middle age, I find that ramping up fluid intake does reduce memory, but then I read Catch-22 and Moby Dick every five years because there are some things worth remembering.

  • Beowoof

    Wow the guy in the picture has clearly demonstrated no resistance to the Old Country Buffet.

    And by the way for those of you who may be interested here is the follow up article on the money thrower at the Teabagger health rally. Nice to know the guy he was throwing cash at was a former nuclear engineer.


  • JesusButter

    why do so many of them have trouble with the word “amnesty”?

  • What Fresh Hell is This?

    So, what’s the reading level of The National Review since all the Buckleys have gone away?

    Ah, the Republican Party — where Bill Bennett is considered an intellectual.

  • slowuncle

    It’s not as if this Teatard has insufficient girth to warrant cutting consonants out of the 3-syllable word he is trying to convey

  • Wonderman

    Yawn. This is so boring. Wake me when they kill somebody.

  • HopeyChangey

    What IS is with these lunatic fringe righties and their inability to differentiate between “your” and “you’re?” I post on a debate forum and I see this all of the freaking time. They do that on purpose just to make me nutz, don’t they? Or are they really that sdewpyd?

    Strunk & White, people! Strunk & White! ’nuff said.

  • sanantonerose

    Sounds sissified.

  • BitterKlingon

    [sic] transit gloria mundi

  • mustardman

    [re=545930]Dashboard_Buddha[/re]: I was thinking exactly the same thing. How do these folks fuck! They can’t manage to do anything else right yet somehow they still know how to pop out little idiots.

  • frumious_bandersnatch

    [re=545951]memzilla[/re]: apoplexy achieved, Sir/Madam.

  • KilgoreTrout_XL

    [re=546072]Aurelio[/re]: That’s fucking interesting. I’m still gonna laugh at the stupids, but it will be a better-informed and way more condescending laugh now. Thanks.

    The “rediculous”/”ridiculous” mistake burned a little. I used the former for kind of a while until a helpful person pointed out that i was an idiot.

  • Potater

    [re=546243]mustardman[/re]: It’s amazing what you can do with a turkey baster and a dixie cup.

  • jus_wonderin

    “Pat, I’d like to buy a consonan.”

  • gradgrind

    [re=545893]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: Oh, he(?) has plenny a room back there, but I imagine he’s patriotically and reflexively resissing Noah Webster’s insidious brand of political correctness. Webster’s “Blue Back Speller” — just a code for socialist takeover of the alphabet, amirite?

  • Downtheroadapiece

    Dear god. Now I know who has been penning all the fluff text for the spam I get. I owe an apology to some eastern Europeans.

  • AKAM80TheWolf


    Quod Erat De-moran-dum

  • Crankenstank

    Oh, Proudgrampa beat me to it. How do you cuss in Klingon again?

  • President Beeblebrox

    Good grief. The horror of a bad sign affixed to a (Medicare-funded) Rascal is just too much for me.


  • knittingbull

    [re=546136]JesusButter[/re]: Because it has too many constanenets?

  • Darkness

    He needs to work on his Old Country Buffet and Snack Food Aisle Resisance while he’s at it.

  • InvestmentB

    Well, the liberals have run the schools for thirty years or more, so what would you expect? Liberals have extolled the do-as=you please culture including its grammatical implications for quite a while. Pretty funny, no?

  • snoidoid

    My brilliant school psychologist wife reminds me that spelling and intelligence are not linked. I believe that the Teabaggers would agrue with that.