Posts Tagged ‘teabaggers’

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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Conservatives Vote for Ron Paul

February 21, 2010

Conservatives Vote for Ron Paul

Reporters called the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) a “conservative convention.” Perhaps this reflects the recent Supreme Court ruling giving corporations the political rights of flesh-and-blood citizens.  Certainly CPAC’s big funders include entrenched corporate entities that import and refine oil and profit from the legislative obstructionism ACU and CPAC generate.