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Boston Teabaggers: We Have Fascism Now, Right?

Socialism, Communism, Fascism, same thing?
It’s the Boston Tea Party day in Boston, and everybody is breaking out with their finest signs and slogans. Our Boston Globe (?!) friend Garrett Quinn is out there taking pictures, including this one. How did we, as a nation led by a common African, go so quickly from Socialism ‘n Communism to, uh, Fascism? We blame the Internet, probably. [Garrett Quinn/Boston Globe]

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100 comments

  1. DangerousLiberal

    Look, you degenerate Muslin libruls, the Nazis were the National Socialist German Worker’s Party. So take your fancy poli sci degrees and your command of facts and logic to somewhere where people care about those fancy things, like San Francisco or something.

  2. ttt

    Yes, because there is no more obvious symbol of fascism than a donkey humping a stick. These were carried in fascist demonstrations all throughout the 1900′s. I’m glad they are reclaiming this symbol and rightfully so.

  3. JMP

    It depends on the scope of the “we”; yes, you, the teabaggers, are there right now, but have no real power, and America as a whole is far from it. You have big hopes for the midterms, I know, but they’re not likely to come true so we are luckily nowhere near there yet.

  4. Ruhe

    Is anybody working on “Tea-bagger Parking Lot”? I want that movie now please. 90 minutes of losers lamely explaining what fascism is and why we are living it right now. Yeah! And if mullets are a theme running through the movie, all the better.

  5. TakingAmes

    The fact that none of these teatards can actually define any of those terms without looking them up on FoxNews.com should tell you something. Of course, FoxNews.com can’t define them either, so there’s that.

  6. TakingAmes

    [re=555855]magic titty[/re]: Actually, we were headed there rapidly until January 20, 2009. Now, not so much.

  7. Joshua Norton

    Ever get the feeling that they just toss together a bunch of random words that sound bad without having a clue as to what they mean? (or how they’re spelled most of the time). ‘Cause I do.

  8. 4tehlulz

    If fascism was here now, they’d be on the ass end of water cannon and rubber bullets.

    Fuck, I think I now support fascism.

  9. ManchuCandidate

    When Fascism comes to US Americuh, it will be poorly spelled signs carried by a white dumbass.

  10. Jumping Jim

    I don;t know why, but a little, tiny Shrek voice is sounding in my head… “Donkey???!!!”

  11. Cape Clod

    I hope the swans in the public gardens get pissed off and attack them. You don’t want to mess with a pissed off swan.

  12. WhatTheHeck

    No we are not there yet. So quit yer moaning.

    We still have to pass through totalitarianism, atheist-ism and yoga first. Then we art there.

  13. charlesdegoal

    One of the problems they have is that there are far more Blacks, Hispanics, Jews and homosexuals (do I forget any group?)than there were Jews in Germany in 1933, making the logistics of a local Crystal Night – never mind extermination camps – far more intricate. Still, I would be a bit concerned about the escalation of the rhetoric.

  14. AllHat

    [re=555865]4tehlulz[/re]: too right. does not your silly rally itself defy your own stupid premise?

  15. JMP

    [re=555860]TakingAmes[/re]: [re=555864]Joshua Norton[/re]: They often have put “fascism” and “socialism” together on the same side, so you know they’ve got no idea what the words mean, aside from “Bad thing” in their minds (though really there’s nothing wrong with socialism).

    Same with Freedom, Patriotism, Liberty; they don’t know what the words mean, and in fact oppose freedom and liberty, but throw the words up ’cause they’re good things.

  16. Prommie

    Its all very simple, really; I will provide a lexicon, of sorts, which explains just exactly what all these words the teabaggers throw around mean, to them:

    Fascism = black president. Socialism = black president. Birth Certificate = black president. Tyranny = black president. Muslin = black president. Community organizer = “black president gonna steal my money and give it to the shiftless coons.” Health care = “black president gonna steal my money and give it to the shiftless coons.” “Founders” = white presidents, as they should be. “Water the tree of Liberty” = “shoot the nigger.”

  17. freakishlystrong

    They spelled it right? Good. Now define it. Psssst; it’s not health care insurance reform.

  18. Cranky Little Camperette

    [re=555856]ella[/re]: Oh wow. I wish I had known about this! I would totally have been there with my ginormous hat, pearls and gloves!

  19. artpepper

    The irony is that it was Tea Party Kommandant Sarah Palin who said she wants a command-in-chief, not a professor of law.

  20. GeneralLerong

    [re=555880]Prommie[/re]: Heyyyy….those slogans are just asking to be made into signs, y’know?

  21. thesheriffisnear

    In November (2009) I went into the belly of the beast, Springfield, Missouri, for some police training. Sister Sarah was in town for some stupid book signing and all of my classmates,
    midwesterners all,wanted the istructor to end the class session early so they could go see her. I smuggly laughed at them, to myself, knowing that her bullshit shpiel wouldn’t sell back home in Boston. Soooo, either I badly misunderestimated the inherent intelligence of my fellow Bay Staters or they hired the paid mourners from a Chinatown funeral. I’m guessing its A.

  22. SayItWithWookies

    [re=555840]DangerousLiberal[/re]: And let’s not forget that ol’ Adolf kicked the socialist element out of the Nazi party while it still had something like 50 members. After he became chancellor he outlawed the opposition communist and socialist parties because they wouldn’t support his dictatorship.

  23. Egregious

    Fascism says that if the teabaggers ask that question again, it will turn the car around and go straight hom.

  24. NJB

    It’s always so embarrassing when the Teatards from your hometown crawl out of their suburban holes to show up and rip to shreds the self-comforting lie you’ve half-formed in your head that these dumbshit, nutball, shit-whistles all live somewhere else.

    Bad enough I had to cobble my wishful thinking narrative back together after Scott Brown got elected – but I’m left with another carefully crafted delusion blown to bits. I hate that.

    I wonder if anyone told Sarah there’s a Neiman Marcus about half a mile from where that picture was taken. She could spend some of her $12 million there and put a little cash back into the economy, also.

  25. Pithaughn

    Who knows? Maybe the day will come where the might of the US military does not protect our freedom to consume precious resources in other countries at a truly piggish rate. These protesters equate freedom and liberty with conspicuous consumption.

  26. Fox n Fiends

    That fascism sign is self-referential, as there is no other proto-fascist group in America more visible that the Teatards.

  27. Joshua Norton

    [re=555890]thesheriffisnear[/re]: You probably forgot to factor Southie into your equation.

  28. tbogg

    Disney is totally gonna sue them over misappropriation of Eeyore. Fascism is the least of their problems.

  29. JMP

    [re=555890]thesheriffisnear[/re]: It’s hard to underestimate the intelligence of small-town Massholes, which is what the Palin fans should mostly consist of. However, take heart that she and the teabaggers are politically toxic to elected MA Republicans who are avoiding the shit out of the rally.

  30. jus_wonderin

    Has anyone asked this yet? Is that Eeyore? Or Donkey from Shrek? I must know. It makes a difference. Could there be a suit in this? Or a straightjacket?

  31. Shaggypixel

    [re=555870]Cape Clod[/re]: Or at least do a flyover while all the mouthbreathin’ bumblefucks are starin’ towards Jesus.

    “Into the formation, gentlegeese! That salmonella isn’t going to spread itself.”

  32. HipHopOpotamus

    [re=555852]Ruhe[/re]: I imagine it would probably resemble something like this, just with Glenn Beck in the starring role.

  33. JMP

    [re=555879]JMP[/re]: And their constant mantras call to mind one of the prophet’s greater works:

    You`ve murdered your vanity, buried your sanity
    For pleasure you must now resist.
    Lovers obey you but they cannot sway you
    They`re not even sure you exist.

    Socialism, hypnotism, patriotism, materialism.
    Fools making laws for the breaking of jaws
    And the sound of the keys as they clink
    But there`s no time to think.

  34. freakishlystrong

    It these tards weren’t so hateful and obnoxious, I’d almost feel sorry for them. But, they are, so I’m not.

  35. x111e7thst

    [re=555869]ManchuCandidate[/re]: At the very least volleys of teargas grenades followed by a charge of sjambok wielding riot police.

  36. An Outhouse

    “go …from Socialism ‘n Communism to, uh, Fascism?”

    That jujitsu move gave me whiplash. Good thing we got free health care during the commie stage. I like free stuff.

  37. LazloHollyfeld

    Boston Baggers will not abide this fascism! The concerned patriots of the Hub will come together, bonded in brotherhood, and impale it like it was a black guy protesting busing in Government Center.

  38. Troubledog

    So these people all milling about being intractible in the daytime on a Wednesday, they all, like, took a sick day or something?

  39. thesheriffisnear

    [re=555926]LazloHollyfeld[/re]: Actually that colored guy they impaled with Old Glory wasn’t a protester he just happened to be wandering around; the wrong place at the wrong time. Ever since Crispus Attucks a Negro in downtown Boston just can’t seem to get a break.

  40. Mr Blifil

    [re=555927]Troubledog[/re]: Liberty is not free. It demands sacrifice. It helps however that they were all given sandwich coupons and a couple bucks “spending money.”

  41. slappypaddy

    one of the continual minor annoyances with this whole freedom and democracy thing is that it means people get enough rope to hang themselves. go, tea-party, go!

    i just hope i have enough time to duck and cover before, oh, i dunno, a pack of klanners pulls their guns from the trunks of their cars and opens fire, or a truck bomb goes off. jess hopin’, tha’ss all.

  42. comicbookguy

    You libruls and yer revisionist history. Everyone knows that the civil war wasn’t about slavery, and we fought WWII because Hitler wanted to allow gays to marry. When the Nazis formed a consumer financial protection agency, the free world could no longer turn a blind eye.

  43. magic titty

    If the Red Sox changed their name to the ‘Teabaggers’ they wouldn’t be any more insufferable.

    That is quite a feat.

  44. Dashboard_Buddha

    Any new pictures of signs? Oh I hope against hope that they haven’t cleaned up the crazy. Seriously, if I were a tea party leader, I would personally inspect the signs and correct spelling and blatant stupidity.

    I also wouldn’t get anything else done.

  45. slappypaddy

    [re=555955]Dashboard_Buddha[/re]: “Seriously, if I were a tea party leader, I would personally inspect the signs and correct spelling and blatant stupidity.”

    that’s fascism.

  46. HuddledMass

    I’m trapped at my jerb in the People’s Republic of Cambridge, but my spies on Boston Common say Palin spoke for 20 minutes, the crowd was maybe a couple of thousand, and the response was “tame.”

  47. Mustang

    [re=555960]HuddledMass[/re]: I was just contemplating this very thing. I determined that if Sarah Palin were standing in front of my house, I wouldn’t even push the shade aside a little to see her. I’ve heard everything she has to say, which was nothing. I used to be kind of interested in her white trash family in a car wrecky sort of way. Anyway, I think she’s run her course, even with the wingnuts. You actually have to be pretty smart to hold the limited interest span of your average wingnut(see Limbaugh, Rush and News, Fox, et al) and I don’t think anyone would accuse Sarah of being smart.

  48. thesheriffisnear

    [re=555977]mookworthjwilson[/re]: For the sake of my own smug, elitist self-perception I hope that motley crew was bussed in from Manchester, NH.

  49. GOPCrusher

    Those Teabaggers really have a hard-on for Keith Olbermann. I may have to start watching his show just to see what the hubbub is all about. As long as it doesn’t interfere with my watching the Blackhawks.

  50. Mustang

    [re=555991]GOPCrusher[/re]: His over-the-topness raised a lot of awareness before a critical election, for which I kiss his feet. I can’t watch him though.

  51. HuddledMass

    [re=555990]thesheriffisnear[/re]: I think that’s a good guess — NH is a hotbed of, well, whatever these people are. Today’s schedule of activities on our historic Common, with location of counter-mockings:

    * 9:00 AM – Supporters expected to begin arriving at rally location
    * 9:20 AM – Brass band begins performing Sousa marches for crowd
    * 10:00 AM – Rally begins
    * 10:40 AM – Gov. Sarah Palin expected to speak
    * 12:30 PM – Expected conclusion time of rally

    Reminder: The real tea-party people (the ones with actual tea and signs with slogans like “Ask me about Watercress)” will be near the visitors’ center on Tremont Street. No clue where the Coffee Party people will be (they’re being as vague as the Palin people) or if my peeps, the Seltzer Party people, will make an appearance.

  52. BobTheBuilder

    I’m so tired of those faggy-ass yellow flags with the little curled-up pile of shit.

  53. thesheriffisnear

    [re=556006]HuddledMass[/re]: If they put on tricorns made from the Union Leader our suspicions will be confirmed. I feel truly sorry for any unlucky tourists who picked today to see “Cheers” and ride Swan Boats. They’ll think they entered the Twilight Zone and ended up in Dollywood.

  54. GoinGreen

    [re=556005]Mustang[/re]: I love him simply for doing the dirty work for us libtards. Although it doesn’t take any effort to allow these idiots to show their stupidity, if you incite them, they will eventually step on their collective dick. Guys like Olbermann have been slowly turning up the heat and getting them to say more and more hateful shit – I expect his genius to crescendo just in time for the mid-term elections.

  55. Gumboz1953

    [re=555905]tbogg[/re]: *Thanks for noticin me. Sigh.* You’re right. I used to work for the Mouse. You’d be better off facing ATF or the FBI, than Disney’s lawyers.

  56. maven

    I can’t believe that no one recognizes that donkey as the one from Shrek, voiced by Eddie Murphy. Get it? Black man, like Obama!

  57. TakingAmes

    [re=555991]GOPCrusher[/re]: Nah. Keithy’s on at 7pm, 10pm and midnight Chicago time. And you wouldn’t be the only ‘Hawks fan working his teevee news watching around hockey.

  58. One Yield Regular

    [re=555855]magic titty[/re]: To answer the question, “No, but keep trying – you’re getting close, Teabaggers!”

  59. Aquannissiwamissoo

    What they don’t know is the maker of the best sign gets to go to FEMA Camp. The special one for the “new” gays.

  60. Gumboz1953

    Nothing worse than a pissed off Dreamworks or Disney IP lawyer. Watch your asses, teabaggers. Heh.

  61. cheaphits

    “The estimated population for metropolitan Boston in 2007 is 4,482,857″ -

    “BOSTON – Sarah Palin rallied the tea party movement near its historical roots with a pre-Tax Day message, telling Washington politicians that government should be working for the people, not the other way around.

    Addressing roughly 5,000 people assembled in the morning sunshine near the site of the original Boston Tea Party…”

    That’s an amazing 0.0011153% of the population.

    Much ado about nothing…altho her numbers ARE much higher than she deserves.

  62. JMP

    [re=556175]cheaphits[/re]: So Fox should report that over half a million people attended; and show an image from the last Sox or Patriots championship rally as Sarah’s crowd.

  63. choinski

    How did we, as a nation led by a common African, go so quickly from Socialism ‘n Communism to, uh, Fascism? We blame the Internet, probably.

    I blame their inability to spell.

  64. DangerousLiberal

    [re=555891]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Exactly, ergo, the teabaggers are the real fascists, also.

  65. Flexi Ho

    Fascism? Ack! That’s embarrassing. Didn’t a poll, cited today in the NY Times, say that Tea Partiers are well educated? Do these well educated Tea Partiers not make signs? Help out the cause, smartee pants! After all, sooooo smart; “The percentage holding a favorable opinion of former President George W. Bush, at 57 percent, almost exactly matches the percentage in the general public that holds an unfavorable view of him.”

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