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  1. Potater

    Erick Erickson’s reservations over telling the Census man how many times he flushes the terlet make sense now.

  2. GuyClinch

    He looks like he’s about to fling that poop at the Reagan Bldg. He must be one of the librul infiltrators

  3. Katydid

    Alls I know is I haven’t seen anyone this obsessed with poop since my kid was 6, when all I had to do to send her into fits of laughter was say, “poop.” She, however, grew out of it, and is now a liberal. Coincidence?

  4. V572625694

    The sign isn’t nearly as irritating as the hat with the cord. What it is it with middle-aged men, often lawyers, whose faces already display signs of every sin they’ve committed in life, but who still want to wear broad-brimmed hats as though they were riding the Australian outback on a bucking bronco? Do they think they look better? Or they won’t keep looking worse? It’s a mystery, but no surprise that a teabagger would do this.

  5. Way Cool Larry

    [re=557270]V572625694[/re]: I think it’s some kind of fantasy that they are living in the wild west, and still have a life; might also be a generational thing– when I was a kid, cowboys were COOL!

  6. Lazy Media

    Considering that Georgia Republicans make teabaggers seem like wise statesmen, I can’t IMAGINE the quality of signs down at the Capitol in Atlanta today.

  7. What Fresh Hell is This?

    Is he for it or against it?

    Is it a demand? If so, who does he want to poop?

    “Free James Brown” was a clear, definitive statement — which I think we could all agree with. But “Poop”? Just a little bit vague, as far as political philosophies go.

    Never develop a theology or political stand that can be put on a bumper sticker or a t-shirt!

    OOOO, great t-shirt: “Never develop a theology or political stand that can be put on a bumper sticker or a t-shirt!

  8. Manos: Hands of Fate

    “I get stupid, I shoot an arrow like Cupid,
    I use a word that don’t mean nothin’, like looptid”

    – Humpty Hump

  9. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=557283]Way Cool Larry[/re]:
    A lot of these fair-skinned olds also get wise and take to wearing the wide brims after their 2nd or 3rd treatment for skin cancer (more’s the pity.)

  10. V572625694

    [re=557292]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Well, all right then, I withdraw the comment before Peggy sues me. Cancer’s no joke.

    [re=557283]Way Cool Larry[/re]: Cowboys are cool indeed.

  11. thesheriffisnear

    [re=557260]Katydid[/re]: You are not wrong to recognize the Freudian implications but I think the underlying motivation is penis envy, if you get my drift?

  12. coolcatdaddy

    Ah, TeaBagger Tax Day.

    It’s like Woodstock for the Olds, minus the sex and good drugs with bad drugs and shrinking penis added.

  13. Gramps

    You Might Be A Teabagger if…

    1] You think that a president lying about a stain on a dress is far more serious, than a president lying us into a despicable, unnecessary, war.

    2] You think the right to life ends at birth; because you’re not your less fortunate brother’s keeper, no way, no how.

    3] You complain about being taxed to death but haven’t paid taxes for years.

    4] You are part of the 47 percent of Americans that actually pay no federal income tax.

    5] You receive Social Security or SSI income from the govmint.

    6] You receive your medical insurance thru federally funded Medi Care or you use the local hospital’s emergency room.

    7] You are moderately to grossly obese by observing the shouting multitudes, gathered to complain.

    8] You are terrified of simple, preventative, health care measures, like moderate exercise.

    9] You may think you speak English, but we know you can’t write it; as evidenced by all the misspelled words on your signs and placards.

    …and finally:
    10] You don’t work for a damn, living, since today is Thursday…!

  14. chaste everywhere

    [re=557260]Katydid[/re]: Oh man (well, y’kno what I mean), do I remember that phase. In my son, that is, and my niece. They went through it at roughly the same time, and I do mean roughly. Myself, I’m not sure I’ve grown out of it yet, and I’m still a librul (coincidence?).

  15. Monsieur Grumpe

    At least it’s not misspelled. This teabagger should be applauded but I wouldn’t shake his hand. Cause, you know, poop.

  16. Hooray For Anything

    Maybe we got it wrong and he’s merely a DC government worker in charge of letting tourists know where they shouldn’t go due to their being dog shit at that particular spot?

  17. maven

    [re=557270]V572625694[/re]: he’s wearing that because his doctor told him he might get skin cancer if he doesn’t. The doctor he’s seeing regularly on medicare.

  18. bakeneko

    How come the “Waterboard Obama” lady isn’t wearing this as a t-shirt?
    No room left for the “P” on either side of da bOObz?

  19. BOOBIES!

    I don’t think he is a teabagger because he correctly spelled “poop.” I think he is just a tourist looking for the can.

  20. gertrudis

    [re=557263]TGY[/re]: Oblios Cap[/re]: You both made me laugh, thanks!!!

    Maybe he’s protesting the White House vegetable garden, which is organic. But he’s mistaken cuz they use compost.

  21. GOPCrusher

    He must be one of those “kinder, gentler” Teabaggers. Didn’t want to look like one of the lunatic fringe. The original sign said “SHIT” and he changed it.

  22. Oblios Cap

    Something tells me that a play titled “The Poopman Cometh” won’t be considered an American classic.

  23. iolanthe

    Saw a Yahoo comment, “We call them Teabaggers because they’re nuts and they’re always in our face!”

  24. Cranky Little Camperette

    [re=557269]freakishlystrong[/re]: Funny you should ask. When I went by Freedom Plaza around 2, there were literally dozens of baggers milling around aimlessly. Maybe 100 total. Maybe. My fave was the guy with the enormous cross covered in gold tinsel garland. I have NO idea what that was about.

    I tried to get a shot of the dude sitting in front of the FBI Building, selling Teabagger flags (the “Don’t Tread on Me,” other “embellished” American flags. BTW, it’s totally against the Flag Code to embellish a flag, but why get caught up on details like respect for the flag, right?). Unfortunately the bus I was on started moving before I could snap a pic.

    I also wanted a picture of the dude with the protest sign and the lawn chair. What, is this a sit in? You can’t stand for your cause? Then again, I can’t stand your cause, either…

    Of course, mandatory ‘bagger lady with her flag taking the socialist, godless, heathen, commie mass transit bus up to the Capitol. Guess it’s ok to subsidize metro but not healthcare?

    Also, lots of ‘baggers taking those bike-rickshaw thingies up the Hill. Can’t walk (and looking at some of them, yeah, that was questionable)?

    And by the time I got up to the Capitol, there were maybe 200 people on the steps (East side, not even enough people for the West Steps).

    So. Very. Meh.

  25. weejee

    I think those doo hickies in the middle are sketches of his scuffies. It’s his ‘to do’ list for life at the home (do they know he’s out?). Kinda like guitar strum charts down down up down, ‘cept for this gent it’s “pee step step pee.”

  26. crapshooter102

    [re=557270]V572625694[/re]: Hey hold on I love the Big Hat. It’s his Brain or lack therof that is scary. Another SS recipent with too much time on his hands.

  27. Gramps

    [re=557507]weejee[/re]: weejee, so yer a guitar player and musician…you darn geezers never cease to amaze me!
    Do yah practice in yer PJ’s and scruffies too?

  28. Lawndarts

    I was gonna say – did Riley take this photo? But then I realized I don’t see him listed as “intern”. Did you feed him to the tea baggers?

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