Posts Tagged ‘tea baggers’

Acute Angle

July 1, 2010

Acute Angle

In Nevada’s recent Republican primary, Tea Party sweetheart Sharron Angle played chicken with Sue Lowden and won the senatorial candidacy. When Ms. Angle visited Washington to meet with RNC chief Michael Steele and other GOP leaders. She avoided the press but made news anyway, as colorful aspects of her biography become known.

Ms. Angle, a former Democrat, was once a member of the Independent American Party, “a Protestant Christian theocratic political party” with affiliations to George Wallace and the Constitution Party. She is against water fluoridation and for armed insurrection.

Ms. Angle wants to de-regulate Big Oil and keep women in the kitchen. Christian Reconstructionists are raising funds for the candidate, who has promoted Scientologist programs in Nevada’s prisons. The candidate wants to “personalize” Social Security, “transitioning” it out of existence along with the VA, and seeks to abolish the Department of Education. She is — or is not — an Oath Keeper militia member, depending on when you ask her.


Sue Lowden’s chickens come home to roost.

June 9, 2010

Sue Lowden's chickens come home to roost.

Sue Lowden, former state senator and state Republican Party chairwoman, lost the Nevada Republican senatorial primary to the toast of the Tea Party,  Sharron Angle, a former Nevada state assemblywoman. Ms. Angle bucked the trend in other states, where insiders won primary battles. but this was no ordinary race. Nevada is a conservative state with legal prostitution and gambling, the highest percentage of foreclosures in the nation, and massive unemployment. It also had Ms. Lowden, whose idea of health care reform is bartering chickens for medical services, and Ms. Angle, funded by the national Tea Party Express.


Voice in the Desert: Tea Sippin’ Sarah

March 29, 2010

Voice in the Desert: Tea Sipppin' Sarah

The Woodstock of the Disgruntled was held last weekend in Searchlight, Nevada. Star of the shindig: former Temp-Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. Appropriately, Mrs. Palin sounded quite shrill.

The best coverage of the event was by a media “Odd Couple,” Voice of America and Al Jazeera English.


Image (“Sarah’s Tea Party, after Sir John Tenniel”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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Obama Brainwashing! Obama Brainwashing!

September 7, 2009

Obama Brainwashing! Obama Brainwashing!

Tuesday morning at school, when your kids are in a pliant, receptive mood after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, the clever neuro-seducers of the White House will turn their classroom televisions into weapons of child destruction. Their tender brains will be warped against all you hold holy through a propaganda broadcast by The Obama himself!  The fiend will turn your offspring against you with his litany of outrageous blasphemies, including: