March 21, 2011

Somebody has written "Workers of the World Unite" on the monument to Civil War hero Hans Christian Heg.

And Meade is not happy with that. This evening at the Wisconsin Capitol:



2 protesters — a teacher and a lawyer — arrive on the scene, and a hilarious argument ensues. This might seem long, but don't miss the "teabagger" part.

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Methadras said...

Leftards are filthy, dirty people on the inside and the outside. They foul every environment they enter. They leave their taint and their stink behind. They are disgusting.

Pat said...

Fucking love Meade

Methadras said...

An yet when asked what these two buffoons think of the graffiti, they think it's a shame and that is why they need better teachers. Look at the dichotomy. You have a man in action, Meade, who is actually doing something to show his utter disdain for what these 'uneducated' fools have done to the monument, while the entitled grist of Madison watch him do all the work instead of even remotely offering to help if not take up the mantle of the clean-up they so don't like themselves. Leftards are selfish, foolish idiots.

sarge said...

sarge here hans christian heg woulda hated yar an damn if'n he didnt take a minie ball up the yarbles in the fight agin folks sitch as yerself yaaaa heg and huzzza!!!

PaulV said...

Just say it is a term homophobes use to describe gay sex. Orginator Anderson Cooper regrets saying it.

Jane said...

Looters.

Scott M said...

When did Norm McDonald become a "private sector lawyer" and start protesting evenings in Madison, WI?

Canuck said...

oh my. You two have to remember that a lot of people don't read political blogs. A lot of people have no idea what "tea-bagging" means in terms of sexual slang.

Don't you have any relatives or friends that aren't worldly? (I don't know what to call it - "worldly" and "sophisticated" isn't quite right, because someone can be well read and not know this term. I had never heard of the term before I read about it on some political blogs last year.)

There's a lot of relative innocents out there in terms of slang. I don't think these two knew what you were talking about.

C. Schweitzer said...

Doesn't know the meaning of the word "teabaggers" and doesn't know that "workers of the world unite" is a communist slogan? Meade is right--either he's being deliberately disingenuous or, else, we do need better teachers indeed.

I'd like to ask someone how they'd react to putting a slogan like "work shall set you free" on something. See if the context bothers them then--if if they agree with the abstract sentiment to some degree.

Mary Beth said...

I knew what tea bagging was because of FPS games. In order to do it (in game) you usually need to shoot the other player from close range. It is meant to humiliate the other player with your awesomeness. So, when someone calls Tea Party people "tea baggers" it's like admitting to being out played. I don't get it.

Meade said...

I give credit to the first woman who walked up and offered to help.

shoutingthomas said...

... workers being oppressed by the oligarchy...

Talk about a moron.

cerwin said...

Did the purple chalk come from the giant purple RV in the background?

The Crack Emcee said...

Let's say they don't understand the term (I believe the teacher) what do they think is pejorative about the term? Is there something inherently bad about tea bags? The Boston Tea Party?

What?

ooonaughtykitty said...

Was that the SEIU Purple Bus in the background?

hmm...

former law student said...

I can't listen to the audio -- is Meade using a cleaner suitable for removing the ink/paint from the base bloc material? Sometimes well-intentioned cleaning attempts can do lasting damage.

shoutingthomas said...

Let them eat cake!

Looks like most of the protesters need to go on a diet.

Writ Small said...

Meadhouse: What do you think of the sentiment?

Protesters: I don't like that people defaced the monument, but there's nothing wrong with the sentiment.

Meadhouse: But it's from the Communist Manifesto.

Protestors: It's expressing a sentiment we can get behind. Workers coming together, fighting oppression.

Meadhouse: But it's a famous communist saying.

Protestors: I don't think it is.

Meadhouse: Trust us, it is.

Protestors: Well, I don't necessarily have anthing against it, even if it is communist. What's wrong with a pure, theoretical communism?

Meadhouse: Do you really want the protest associated with the most extreme left, communist views?

Protestors: Maybe a Teabagger did it to make us look bad!

Writ Small: Freaking Classic!

vbspurs said...

Ugh. Tell me one instance, just one, of a Tea Party member connected to a rally having defaced a public monument, EVER.

To the infinite credit of most liberals, they wouldn't dream of doing so, either -- clearly, "Workers of the World Unite" is the work of a progressive malcontent with scant respect for Heg, or any other patriot.

Now watch your slogan disappear, Commie.

shoutingthomas said...

No punches were thrown!

Ann Althouse said...

"I can't listen to the audio -- is Meade using a cleaner suitable for removing the ink/paint from the base bloc material? Sometimes well-intentioned cleaning attempts can do lasting damage."

He's using water.

Julius said...

Way overboard on the language policing, Althouse and Meade! Waaay overboard!

If someone is using the phrase "Workers of the World Unite", then so what? It is a catchy phrase. I'm sure that they aren't advocating any communist takeover of America. Your virulent revulsion to it is itself off-putting, making you seem like you are some sort of neo-McCarthyist.

Hey-- McCarthy was from Wisconsin too! Imagine that! I guess you are embracing your heritage: Hans Chrisian Heg and Joseph McCarthy.

And then Meade flips out when he hears "teabagger". A "pejoritive" "homophophic" term? Come on! Get a sense of perspective and accept the label... a little self-depreciating humor can go a long way. But self-righteous indignation has the opposite effect, and turns a political discussion into a personal battle. Not a good strategy in dealing with people.

You two look bad here. Really bad. Elite lawyer dude in the suit and sunglasses won this verbal confrontation.

I'm pro-Teabagger, btw...

Ken said...

"That's why we need better teachers."

Exactly. Stop the unions from preventing horrible, incompetent teachers from being booted from their jobs.

vbspurs said...

Fucking love Meade

Did you see how Meade strode into the shot like an avenging angel, with his short, purposeful strides, looking straight ahead, not even acknowledging the person of his wife filming him?

He just set the bucket down, and got to work, cleaning up the mess others left behind.

If this clip isn't an allegory for the state of affairs in Madison at the moment, I don't know what is.

Cheers,
Victoria

Palladian said...

"You two look bad here."

You always look bad here.

shoutingthomas said...

If someone is using the phrase "Workers of the World Unite", then so what? It is a catchy phrase. I'm sure that they aren't advocating any communist takeover of America. Your virulent revulsion to it is itself off-putting, making you seem like you are some sort of neo-McCarthyist.

Associating yourself in any way with the genocidal history of communism is something that no sane or decent person does.

Virulent revulsion to commie rhetoric is a sign of intelligence.

Over 100 million people were murdered in the 20th century in the name of communism.

In the same way that sane and decent people don't quota Nazi political slogans, sane and decent people don't use communist slogans.

You know this about Nazi-ism, I'm sure. How is it you don't know it about communism?

Carol_Herman said...

The lawyer is chewing gum! How did he pass law school? How did he pass 3rd grade?

I'm also willing to bet this is the lawyer who says he has an office window facing the Capitol. He must have spotted you, Ann. And, he came running out with his friend.

Meade washing the statue down was just an extra. Glad Meade went after what "tea bagging" means! It gets bewildering when you realize how the English language just conforms to words changing their meanings over time.

sane_voter said...

That teacher sounded like he had an IQ of about 85, and I wouldn't want that lawyer representing me even for a traffic ticket.

vbspurs said...

Mary Beth, forgive me if I misunderstood, but the term as applied to FPS games is not what makes 'teabagger' a homophobic insult. It's an oft-homosexual act whereby a man drops his balls into the mouth of another man*, resembling the action of dropping a teabag into scalding water. Like fudgepacker, teabagger is used as a synonym for a gay man.

(*Not just men, obviously, but I would say it's not that common in heterosexual sex, outside of honeymoons)

Seven Machos said...

Teabagging isn't just for gay people, you know.

Heterosexual males of the world unite!

Seven Machos said...

Anal sex isn't just for gay men, either, people. What will you give up next? Blow jobs?

I'll take facts, hold the narrative said...

"Let Them Eat Cake"

If the lawyer knew what the term "cake" meant in 18th century France, he might not have used that sign.

Cake ws not a light sweet confection that we know today. It was the leftover from the baking of bread. The cake flour was rolled on brick stoves and became the working surface for rolling subsequent bread batter. The cake flour trapped the mortar dust and brick particles. After the bakers had finished rolling all ofthe bread, the cake was discarded - it was usually fed to the animals.

Humans who ate the "cake" would suffer from tooth damage and, on occasion, digestive problems cause by the contaminants in the "cake."

People who said "let them eat cake" were not uncaring, they were very cruel.

Freeman Hunt said...

If someone is using the phrase "Workers of the World Unite", then so what? It is a catchy phrase. I'm sure that they aren't advocating any communist takeover of America. Your virulent revulsion to it is itself off-putting, making you seem like you are some sort of neo-McCarthyist.

Are you kidding? That quote is the single most famous communist quote in the world.

Victor Erimita said...

The self-identified lawyer repeats several times his disdain for "tea baggers" who are "stupid enough to vote against their own interests," because they are duped by "corporations." This is the "What's the Matter With Kansas" cliche the Left loves to recite. "The rich" delude the ignorant masses, the "workers" by distracting them with conservative social issues like gay marriage and abortion, so that they vote for Republicans---who of course are the party of "corporations"--- and therefore against the workers' own interests. The layers of delusional doctrine contained in this neat portion of the leftist catechism are multiple. This lawyer is as ignorant of the Marxist origins of this idea as he is of the meaning of the term "teabagger" or that "workers of the world unite" is perhaps Marx's most famous quote. He has simply absorbed it somewhere and repeats it, ironically, as he accuses others of being ignorant.

Lukedog said...

I'm pretty sure that lawyer didn't come running out because he knows Ann.

Most people in Madison don't know who Ann or Meade are.

Now he'll remember them, though. As the weird couple that freaked out about tea-bagging by the Heg statue

shoutingthomas said...

The self-identified lawyer repeats several times his disdain for "tea baggers" who are "stupid enough to vote against their own interests," because they are duped by "corporations."

I'm quite sure that most voters in Wisconsin know that it is their taxes that are at stake in this battle, not the interests of corporations.

This constant attempt to sidetrack the discussion into the left's current obsession with corporations as the bogey man is a very stupid tactic.

Lukedog said...

The lawyer was holding a sign that had a picture of Scott Walker.

Scott Walker was saying "let them eat cake."

The Grand Inquisitor said...

"There's a lot of relative innocents out there in terms of slang. I don't think these two knew what you were talking about."

You're lying.

All three cable news networks extensively covered this. CNN in particular had a field day when they decided to make this a common democrat slur against the Tea Partiers.

Meade is a great guy. I'm glad to have learned more about him over the past few weeks.

Wisconsin has a choice. It can let liars and antidemocrat thugs ruin their state, or it can punish the democrat party in the next election. If there aren't major penalties for these events, they will become far more common.

Cindy Martin said...

"anyone who consistently votes against thier own interest and lets corporate people dupe them into stupidity.."

Does this lawyer know that unitl recently, democrats received more corporate campaign cash than repubs? I doubt it.

Also, the taxpayer's own interest would be to reduce the debt and the backloaded costs of these outrageous public employee benefits.

Meade said...

Julius said...
And then Meade flips out when he hears "teabagger".

You should see me when I really do "flip out."

I was just being a worker of the world in my little Madison, WI, scrubbing graffiti off the base of the monument, and those two dips - a lawyer and a public union teacher - amble up and never even offer to lift a finger. Yeah, when the teacher dude suggested "teabaggers" did it, I had heard enough.

From Inwood said...

Having been both a laborer & a lawyer, I would note that Meade is the only one in the scenes who looks like a "worker" in the sense used by all Leftist ranters like these two.

Being an educated person, I would note that Meade is the only one of the three who seems to be educated.

Why do I feel like I just watched one of those Jay Leno Jaywalkers clips?

Seven Machos said...

If someone is using the phrase "Workers of the World Unite", then so what? It is a catchy phrase. I'm sure that they aren't advocating any communist takeover of America.

I mean, really, though. It's like standing outside dressed up as a hot dog and handing out fliers about a Hot Dog Store, and then claiming there's no way you could be said to be promoting hot dog eating.

Just moronic. Utterly, comically dumb. Julius once again proves himself to be a silly person unversed in history or philosophy. What's new?

Canuck said...

"If someone is using the phrase "Workers of the World Unite", then so what? It is a catchy phrase. I'm sure that they aren't advocating any communist takeover of America."

It's surprising, but a lot of people don't know where that phrase comes from.

Even more shocking: I've run into quite a few twenty-somethings who need to be taught about the Cold War. As in you can't say "The Cold War" and expect that they know what you are talking about.

vbspurs said...

I actually believe the Marie-Scott-Walkerette guy, when he says he didn't know 'teabagger' was an homophobic slur.

As dubious as I am in general that people, after the Anderson Cooper brouhaha, haven't as yet found out what it represents, this guy looks like wouldn't know a gay pride float from a cream soda float.

The Grand Inquisitor said...

"The lawyer was holding a sign that had a picture of Scott Walker.

Scott Walker was saying "let them eat cake.""

Yes, the point of that comment living in history was that it was a dismissal of the needs of starving people.

Scott Walker is also dismissing the idea that these unionized public employees are starving to death. In turn, they do all they can to claim to be the most needy victims, so oppressed... just like in the holocaust under Hitler/Walker!

It's disgusting.

It's also hilarious to see FLS whine about cleaning products without expressing anything about the people who deliberately defaced a monument with communist crap.

Communists hate anything that isn't communist. They can't live side by side with anything, so they have to deface it.

PaulV said...

Why would it be in the best interest of taxpayers to be looted by the union cartel?

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Bob said...

If someone is using the phrase "Workers of the World Unite", then so what? It is a catchy phrase

It's almost as catchy as, "Arbeit macht frei."

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Freeman Hunt said...

New Media Meade rules.

kent said...

Come on! Get a sense of perspective and accept the label...

Along precisely those same lines: you're a drooling fucktard.

Canuck said...

"You're lying."

You're being silly - why would I bother to lie? Does your mother know what it means? I'm almost sure mine does not. I know my grandmother doesn't know what it means.

I don't know about my younger relatives, but I know several of them don't watch the news very often.

vbspurs said...

It's almost as catchy as, "Arbeit macht frei."

Snap! Meade should counter one day, if challenged by the disingenuous about the wrongfulness of the sentiment underlying the slogan, by saying, "Then you wouldn't mind if someone grafitti'ed Arbeit Macht Frei, the concentration camp slogan, unto the monument?".

Yeah, Godwin's, but dammit, it's on point.

Jim said...

You two captured the true absurdity of these "protesters". Have not one respectful bone in their body. Scary that these people are real and not just some scripted SNL type of routine.

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Lombardi Chick said...


You two look bad here. Really bad. Elite lawyer dude in the suit and sunglasses won this verbal confrontation.


They most certainly do not look bad. They look like two people who have the guts to speak their minds.

What - is that only acceptable coming from the left?

And why didn't the "elite lawyer dude" recognize the slogan, if he's so frigging "elite"? I knew exactly what it was, and I'm a singer, for God's sake.

Seven Machos said...

When I was a kid, there was this little store that made press-on t-shirts. I wanted the one with Mt. Rushmore on it with the slogan: "Even the best get stoned."

The lady behind the counter tried to talk me into getting something else, but I was adamant.

When I got home, proudly wearing my new shirt, my parents laughed hysterically at me. I knew it was the shirt but I couldn't figure out why they were laughing. Still, I had the good sense not to wear the shirt again.

Lukedog said...

"New Media Meade Rules"

I agree! It's refreshing to see a grown man not be afraid to have a temper tantrum in public.

Andrew said...

Sweet! Walk-on role as "guy running in background"

ALH said...

Meade shows once again that he has more class and intelligence than the anti-Walker protesters.

You are a standup guy.

From Inwood said...

C S

I'd like to ask someone how they'd react to putting a slogan like "work shall set you free" on something. See if the context bothers them then--if if they agree with the abstract sentiment to some degree.

You beat me to it.

vbspurs said...

From Inwood wrote:

Having been both a laborer & a lawyer, I would note that Meade is the only one in the scenes who looks like a "worker" in the sense used by all Leftist ranters like these two.

Why, yes! That's right. Meade, the avenging janitor, getting grimy fingernails as two well-fed, white-collar guys watch him labour.

IRONY, thy name is Leftism.

Royal Tenenbaum said...

"Teabagger" isn't a homophobic term.

It's a sexual act done by a man on a man or a woman. It may be used in the homosexual community, but my (very) straight friends and I have used "teabag"/"teabagger" for years, even before the Tea Party came about.

Julius said...

@Meade-

You should see me when I really do "flip out."

Yeah, I would expect some serious ass-kicking, kung-fu-style and all that... with hot sauce too.

Seriously, though, I think your videography of this whole thing has been great. You've provided a valuable journalistic service to the world just as the MSM punted. I don't want my negative opinion of your approach in this particular video to imply that I think any less positively about your other ones.

Generally, in your videos you resemble the old-school Michael Moore, from back in the Roger & Me days when it was just him and his video camera... when he wasn't a far-left political icon. Moore pioneered a new sort of in-your-face documentary; you seem to innovating with your video camera in a similar way.

Jay Retread said...

Meade would not walk around so angry if he finally let go of Ann's skirt and got a job.

Seven Machos said...

So, Royal -- When the Tea Party types are winning political battles against public-sector leeching unions, the Tea Partiers are placing their political testicles into the mouth of the public-sector unions and saying, "Suck gently on this new policy until it explodes onto the social landscape that is your face."

And it's not a gender-sexual thing, right? That's your point?

vbspurs said...

Canuck wrote:

Even more shocking: I've run into quite a few twenty-somethings who need to be taught about the Cold War. As in you can't say "The Cold War" and expect that they know what you are talking about.

You'd be surprised at the slogans that have been forgotten as being odious.

Kurt said...

I don't know how Meade stays so calm dealing with the lefty protestors in Madison. I guess he's had a lot of practice, by now, but I would certainly have found it a challenge in that situation. Just the way that the teacher guy said, "this is why we need better teachers" early in the clip made me feel the uneasy recognition of the common leftist tactic of trying to force tacit agreement upon everyone. So when he said "teabagger" later, I wouldn't have been able to be very restrained in responding to him.

raymondshaw said...

"I'm pro-Teabagger, btw... "

TMI.

vbspurs said...

Andrew wrote:

Sweet! Walk-on role as "guy running in background"

Congrats! What minute?

Seven Machos said...

Jay -- Why do you unsubtly suggest that Meade's masculinity is questionable? You realize that these people are close to retirement age, right?

Anyway, what's your job? What do you pull down a year? And how often do you fuck Golden Retrievers each week?

edward said...

Inwood nailed it.... One educated worker, Meade and two ....? What are those two idiots? Credentialed panty-waists?

Old Dad said...

Julie said:

"If someone is using the phrase "Workers of the World Unite", then so what? It is a catchy phrase. I'm sure that they aren't advocating any communist takeover of America. Your virulent revulsion to it is itself off-putting, making you seem like you are some sort of neo-McCarthyist."

Don't be such a neo-obtuse asshole. The leaders of your catchy little workers of the world exterminated over 100 million of their neighbors. Don't bull shit--when did you learn that the workers of the world clap trap was Marxist-seventh grade?

You probably forgive Che tee shirts, too. Che was a sociopath and a murderer-the beret is cool, though.

Meade called out the teacher and the lawyer for what they were--liars. It's possible that they were simply ignorant fools; plenty of teachers and lawyers are, but these two got caught talking shit, got called on it, and unsuccessfully tried to hide behind a mound of horse shit.

You should be ashamed of yourself for defending such oxygen wasters.

vbspurs said...

Lombardi Chick wrote:

What - is that only acceptable coming from the left?

Yes, and yes. Others things that are acceptable when done by the Left and not the Right? Bombing brown people.

Leroy said...

Given the pro-democracy sentiment expressed in protests around the world over the last several years, maybe they are uniting. Only not in the way the tagger would like.

themightypuck said...

I support individual citizens who make an effort to clean up their environs. Graffitilantes as it were. At the same time, I think we should be willing to categorize the vandals. The peeps who fucked up Hans did so in a pretty decent way it seems to me. Come to Los Angeles if you want to see true bastards in action.

foxtrot said...

Reasoning with these picketing fools would be as futile as teaching a cow how to drive a car.

Andrew said...

vbspurs said...
Andrew wrote: Sweet! Walk-on role as "guy running in background"

Congrats! What minute?

3:25-3:29ish...and more like walking (wahn wahn) all tuckered out by the time i got to the capitol.

Seven Machos said...

Old Dad -- Julius is just stupid is all. In way over his head intellectually here.

I mean, just piss poor arguments that evidence a staggering ignorance of the world. Reminds me of me when I was 20 or so -- best writer around for miles, and a goddamn shame everything I wrote was so vacuous.

vbspurs said...

Althouse + Meade, education, graffiti, homosexuality, Marxists, men in shorts, monuments, sculpture, sex, slang, Wisconsin protests

Other suggested tags: dogs, toilet brushes, Walgreens, Members Only jackets, five o'clock shadows.

showmestater said...

My favorite part... is how these morons set down their signs and instantly jumped to with their own scrub brushes...

Seerak said...

I'd like to ask someone how they'd react to putting a slogan like "work shall set you free" on something. See if the context bothers them then--if if they agree with the abstract sentiment to some degree.

With all due respect to the statue, I'd like to see someone chalk a dollar sign at its base.

Coketown said...

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."

This is the vibe I continually got from the lawyer. 'Workers of the World Unite is Communist? That's news to me. Teabagger is a sexually vulgar term? Since when!'

But bless you, Meade, for taking initiative and cleaning that graffiti off. And it's quite likely that the next few rain storms will break down the remaining graffiti that wasn't removed with tap water. It tends to be slightly more acidic, which is what chalk responds to.

vbspurs said...

Andrew wrote:

3:25-3:29ish...and more like walking (wahn wahn) all tuckered out by the time i got to the capitol.

You this guy? Hot!

Also: freebie shot of Meade's butt.

Reagan said...

Not to condone graffiti at all, which I find pretty annoying, but that basically looked like chalk, which would have washed off at the next decent rainfall. Meade may, however, be able to parlay his heroic quasi-journalistic cleaning spree into a union job cleaning off all the various forms of graffiti in the capitol area. Truth told, this chalk shit is done all over the campus, on sidewalks, on buildings, etc. Shouldn't be done on a civil war memorial though.

Seven Machos said...

Reagan -- Do you have any point at all? Thanks in advance.

Mary Beth said...

Victoria, tea bagging in game involves crouching over your fallen opponent (Mashing the B button in Halo) and crouching down repeatedly over his head/face. Same motions but with more clothing. It symbolizes the same act.

I know they mean it as an insult but because I learned what it is this way first, I have a hard time seeing as such.

I ask if they meant that I dominate them and humiliate them. Then they try to explain that they really meant something dirty. (I may point out at this time that I don't have testicles.) Then I say the term is such an overused cliche now. And, besides, makes me picture them as the tea baggee. This is the point the conversations tend to end.

Seerak said...

If someone is using the phrase "Workers of the World Unite", then so what? It is a catchy phrase. I'm sure that they aren't advocating any communist takeover of America.

Doesn't matter. That's the road they are on.

Lombardi Chick said...

Meade would not walk around so angry if he finally let go of Ann's skirt and got a job.

I love how you lefties have absolutely no problem with sexism if you think you can use it to kick someone in the groin.

Can the Bible verses as a weapon be far behind?

themightypuck said...

OK. I actually watched the interminable thing and agree that it doesn't cast Meade in a good light. Chill dude. You had me at cleaning up the graffiti.

former law student said...

He's using water.

In my world graffiti requires organic solvents to remove, or you paint over it. Glad to hear water took care of it.

vbspurs said...

This is the point the conversations tend to end.

I can believe it. :P

Mary Beth, there is a dominance aspect to the whole sexual teabagger thing that as a woman, I don't get. It's a bit like the implied face wash of a slam dunk -- I look at guys making fun of the guy who just got slam dunked underneath the rim and go, so what.

There are just some male things that make me scratch my...head.

former law student said...

Meade would not walk around so angry if he finally let go of Ann's skirt and got a job.

I'm actually thinking Meade should enroll in law school. The process would sharpen his argumentation skills (don't look to me as a counterexample) considerably, and give him another way to help the community as he is highly motivated to do. Hopefully tuition remission comes with the benefits package.

AST said...

I really have no patience for people who think that living under the oppression of modern unions is a good thing or that having their dues taken from their pay is some form of freedom. They march in lockstep and chant in unison and think that they're freely expressing themselves. Did any of them every speak out against the union line? They'd find out quickly how much freedom they have.

Governor Walker has been nothing but civil toward them while they compared him to Hitler and other dictators, mobbed and defaced public property and obstructed government operations. They are incapable of reasoned argument, because it would soon become clear that they're not victims of injustice but rather privileged compared to most people who pay their salaries. Their skulls must be as dense as that granite.

wv: wativer, dude.

vbspurs said...

The moment Members Only guy referred to "corporations", I groaned.

What "the Caliphate" is to the Right, "corporations is to the Left. Conspiracy theorists, and other brain dead people, can't make a cogent argument without referring to either.

AST said...

I think that's going to take a high pressure hose or sand blasting to get that off. Damned taggers.

I Susan Sarandon and Jesse Jackson want to do some good, they should pay for cleaning up after these vandals.

Lombardi Chick said...

OK. I actually watched the interminable thing and agree that it doesn't cast Meade in a good light. Chill dude.

Funny how people see things so differently. I was watching it, and I thought, "FINALLY someone is standing up for the grandmothers, grandfathers, moms, and dads whose only 'crime' is concern for their country, and who deserve far better than continuous use of a crude sexual epithet as a descriptor."

I wish there were more people like Meade out there - people who don't just listen to decent people being described that way, and stand there with their mouths shut.

Seven Machos said...

It's the corporations, man!

Beldar said...

I've had variations on this same conversation, but always shorter.

Me: Why don't you just say "ball-sucker."

Liberal: What?

Me: Just say 'ball-sucker.' That's what tea-bagging is, it's to take someone's scrotum into your mouth. So be honest and direct and just say "ball-sucker," okay?

Liberal: I will not!

Me: Why not?

Liberal: Because that would be rude! And gross! And we ... nice people don't talk in public about things like that!

- or -

Liberal: Yeah, fine -- you #*(&!)@#$% [and the profanity just gets worse].

Either way, the conversation about the word "teabagger" is over then. Maybe the whole conversation.

foxtrot said...

Maybe things such as tea-bagging should be taught to the uninformed by example.

Reagan said...

Teabagger is not only a homosexual term. I actually think Meade and Althouse are totally wrong on that. It is just sucking on someone's scrotum, homo or hetero.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_bag_%28sexual_act%29

themightypuck said...

Here's how it played out in my viewing.

1. Dude takes it upon himself to clean unsightly graffiti off a war monument. HI5.

2. Other dude agrees and bitches about how fucktards are harming "the cause".

3. Other dude friend says something stupid about teabaggers.

4. Dude 1 (aka Meade) forgoes actual argument about the Tea Party and gets into it about how teabaggers is a homosexual slur confusing everyone and accomplishing nothing.

vbspurs said...

Foxtrot wrote:

Maybe things such as tea-bagging should be taught to the uninformed by example.

I miss Titus as much as the next commenter, but can't we get him back another way?

Seven Machos said...

Reagan -- You had to look up something on Wikipedia to find out if women as well as men put ball sacks in their mouths? Really?

Get out more, dude. You might end up able to say interesting things at some point.

Beldar said...

It's not a term that logically relates only to gay oral sex, by the way, and I had seen it used to describe heterosexual oral sex for years before the Tea Party movement began, going back at least into the 1990s.

Whether it's inherently "pejorative" depends on what your attitude is toward a person (of whatever sex) taking a man's testicles into into his/her mouth.

It's certainly used by the Left with a pejorative intent, though. If they're not demonizing gay sex, they're demonizing oral sex. So I've never understood it. I thought the Democrats were really big on oral sex being good for the country. Wasn't there that whole "nothing wrong with a blowjob" meme during the Clinton impeachment?

Writ Small said...

Meade would not walk around so angry if he finally let go of Ann's skirt and got a job.

I love how you lefties have absolutely no problem with sexism if you think you can use it to kick someone in the groin.


Consider the irony of a Democrat mocking someone using a sexist insult after watching that video, a video where two complete fools reveal their ignorance on so many, many levels. But they looked never so foolish as when they were made to realize that calling someone a "teabagger" is akin to calling someone a "faggot". The insult only works if you believe that being gay is shameful, and is therefore inherently homophobic.

In that context of a perfectly exquisite revelation of left-leaning hypocrisy, we get a commenter who engages is precisely the same form of self-discrediting speech.

Awesome!

vbspurs said...

Reagan wrote:

Teabagger is not only a homosexual term. I actually think Meade and Althouse are totally wrong on that. It is just sucking on someone's scrotum, homo or hetero.

So is "cocksucker", but you'd be hard-pressed to hear a woman refer to another woman by that insult.

Seven Machos said...

Titus does need to be here.

Also, I don't hear a lot of conversations where people are talking about how great it was to have a ball sack in their mouth.

So, pejorative may not be the perfect word. But I don't think we are talking here about instances of tremendous pride by anyone.

Beldar said...

I dunno if it's also an urban legend that Eskimos have 88 different names for "snow," but along the same lines as that:

Guys who've been talking/writing to one another about particular aspects of receiving oral sex -- something enjoyed by homosexual guys but also by heterosexual guys -- for a long, long time. We talk about what's important in our lives, and we talk about it in slang.

Slang terms that are particularly evocative are the ones that catch on. This one is, and did.

Those who didn't know that may also be the kind of people who think there's only one kind of snow, I guess.

themightypuck said...

Fudge packer. Pillow biter. Yes (but funny). Cocksucker has left the reservation long ago. Tea bagger. Really? Lost in the bullshit was an interesting conversation about "workers of the world unite.." Is it bad per se or just because the commies said it?

Seven Machos said...

Cocksucker is definitely something I would only call a male, and only generally when very angry.

Seven Machos said...

Workers of the world unite is bad to me. It's not bad if you are a communist cocksucker.

However, anyone using or reading workers of the world unite must understand that it's a communist thing to say and cannot be un-associated from communism. It's the very tag line of communism.

Lombardi Chick said...

Teabagger is not only a homosexual term.

I think in the context of calling Tea Party members "teabaggers", people associate the term with Anderson Cooper - who is at least rumored to be gay. That's probably why so many think of it as an epithet having to do with gay sex.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

You know, I love when people trot out the whole "McCarthy" thing like it is an insult, completely oblivious to the fact that McCarthy was, it turns out, proven right. Maybe he was a tad bit aggressive, and his tactics a bit over-the-top, but in the end he was right. But then, kids today have shitty agenda-driven teachers, so...

Beldar said...

If I say, "Craig Biggio hit a three-bagger," most guys would know I meant that he hit a triple and advanced to third base.

If I had said, before 2009, "Craig Biggio is a tea-bagger," most people would have thought I was accusing him of performing oral sex on another man.

Some people would characterize that as an insult -- i.e., the people who think being called gay is insulting.

It's only an insult, in other words, if you are intolerant yourself, AND you project onto your target that same intolerance.

So why is it again that Democrats so clearly think that they're insulting fiscal conservatives by calling us "Tea-Baggers"? Isn't it almost exactly equivalent to calling us "faggots"? Why would anyone care, unless they and we both thought there was something awful about either homosexuality or oral sex?

Seven Machos said...

The other thing about why teabagging is associated with homosexuality: most -- though certainly not all -- women don't give a lot of blow jobs. My impression has been that it is a little bit of a chore.

The blow job is definitely a sexual act that is going to occur a lot more between two males.

Ron said...

Victoria....it would be amusing to come up with a list of terms and their left/right doppelgangers. (like you did with 'the Caliphate' and 'the corporations')

Perhaps even instructive as well...

themightypuck said...

I'm sure teabagger as a term is associated with some gay subtext but it is so very embarrassingly weak. I cringe every time Bill Maher says it and I find him generally funny. It is definitely an attempt to say tea partiers are "gay" but it is so stupid and attenuated that even gay people aren't offended by it. At least on a bigotry scale. Everyone should be offended on a hamfistedly stupid and not even funny scale.

Lombardi Chick said...

You know, I love when people trot out the whole "McCarthy" thing like it is an insult, completely oblivious to the fact that McCarthy was, it turns out, proven right.

I love how you can appeal to a leftist's sensibilities by informing them that the term "teabagger" may be insulting to gay people, but if you tried to make them understand they're saying something vulgar about someone's grandmother, it would most likely completely fail to resonate with them.

Some people are more deserving of respect than others, you see.

Beldar said...

No sooner did I pose that rhetorical question --

"Why would anyone care, unless they and we both thought there was something awful about either homosexuality or oral sex?"

-- than the answer occurred to me: It's okay to be offended by the fact someone is trying very hard to offend you, even if there's really no logic underlying their insult. Even a puerile, ridiculous taunt is sometimes an appropriate basis to take at least mild offense, perhaps more depending on the circumstances.

Seven Machos said...

Shark -- McCarthy was right in the sense that I would say "there are 10,000 spiders in my kitchen" and it turns out that there were maybe 30 spiders in my kitchen. And then I say, "I was right! There were a whole bunch of spiders in my kitchen."

themightypuck said...

"most -- though certainly not all -- women don't give a lot of blow jobs."

I thought there was a moral panic that among the young, most, if not all, women gave a ton of blow jobs.

Beldar said...

@ Seven Machos: You need to raise your expectations of life, amigo.

vbspurs said...

I think 7 Machos must be referring to black women, themightypuck. Until recently, they were said to be loathe to engage in such proclivities.

And you'll never guess what my word verification is.

Lickho.

Say good night, Victoria.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Well, of course, Lombardi Chick. I mean, them people are, like, you know, totally old and stuff. Them grandmas need to just STFU, and like, be put into homes and only trotted out when we bus them to the polls so we can use their votes for progressive candidates. Buncha teabaggin' grandmas are useless otherwise, man. Let's get some pizza... Workers of the world unite, baby! Wooooooo!

/

Seven Machos said...

I knew I'd get a bunch of shit.

Here's been my experience: number of blow jobs decreases as number of relationship days go by. That's just me, and that's what it seems like is the deal for a lot of people.

A couple women I hooked up with in days of yore really, really loved giving blow jobs. Like kind of weirdly. I wonder what they are up to now. I wonder if they settled down and still suck with verve and gusto and merriment. I hope so.

themightypuck said...

I should add that before teabagger became a term associated with the tea party, I always associated it with frat boys pranking their drunk sleeping buddies or douchy kids playing Halo. I never thought teabagger == faggot.

Les Rolle said...

Did you see how Meade strode into the shot like an avenging angel, with his short, purposeful strides, looking straight ahead, not even acknowledging the person of his wife filming him?

Indeed. It must be very strange to be New Media Meade. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.

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foxtrot said...

Lombardi Chick said:

"I love how you can appeal to a leftist's sensibilities by informing them that the term "teabagger" may be insulting to gay people, but if you tried to make them understand they're saying something vulgar about someone's grandmother, it would most likely completely fail to resonate with them.

Some people are more deserving of respect than others, you see."

What more could you expect from people content with pulling the plug on grandma because Obamacare would prefer to fund "Pat", "Robin", or "Chris" to have as many sex changes as possible, or Suzie to have as many abortions as she desires?

Mark said...

Seven, I would say we need to talk, but, no.

William said...

Meade had just the right balance of civility and edginess. He looked pretty cool. The teacher seemed affable and sincere. He was in a state of plausible denial. That lawyer was why everyone distrusts lawyers. He wasn't a slick liar. He was a bad liar. The teacher may have been the slick liar inasmuch I would tend to believe him, but not the lawyer......If you double the pay of sanitationmen, you will have happier sanitationmen but not cleaner streets. In like way, improving the pay and perks of teachers will not produce better students.....I've got nothing against teachers making a decent salary, but it's a crock to say that that will translate into our kids acing the SAT's.

Les Rolle said...

I do have to say however that some of the complaints in this thread regarding the lack of help Meade got from passersby towards scrubbing the statue's pedestal are a little unfair -- I suspect few Madisonians stroll the streets with bucket and scrub brush in hand, nor perhaps are quite the Hans Christian Heg fetishists as Meade seems to be. Is Heg a relative of yours, Meade? Or perhaps of Ann's?

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Well, Seven Nachos, he may have exaggerated the problem, but not by a hell of a lot. Every year, we find ojt that more and more of the people he zeroed in on were, in fact either working directly for Moscow, or working for/with communist front groups. The Venona releases, memoirs, old Soviet records etc. all continue to provide more and more evidence vindicating him. He wasn't perfect by any means, but being a lout doesn't automatically make someone wrong.

The Left has used the Orwellian tactic of redefining words and/ or inventing words as part of controlling the narrative, and frankly I'm fed up with it.

Seven Machos said...

Shark -- Can we agree that McCarthy overstated the problem even if it was a huge problem?

I worked at the State Department. There was a tremendous leftist slant there in the 2000s, as I'm sure there was in the 1940s. But being leftist doesn't mean you are a bad American.

The fact is, there was a handful of spies giving over vast quantities of information.

William said...

What's the difference between a job and wife? After five years the job still sucks.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Actually, it IS my opinion that being a Leftist makes you a bad American simply by the virtue that Leftism leads to Socialism leads to Nazism/Marxism/Leninism/Maoism/Whateverthefuckism leads to Communism leads to the death of millions.

But then, I'm an asshole that way. :p

traditionalguy said...

Good job Meade. That workman like effort to restore order is appreciated. The disorderly Communists had no authority to go around the State's Capitol and Heg's Monument "marking it" as their territory by conquest. That territory has already been marked to honor an American State and a man who earned it. Washing off their false claims of Communist conquest affirms that Wisconsin is not that easily conquered. Graffiti is a form of vandalism. The old criminal misdemeanor applied to graffiti writers was called "Malicious Mischief".

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

And it wazn't just the "handful of spies" - it was the deliberate acts of working with or on behalf of a foreign government with a repugnant ideology in order to destroy our system and replace it with the aforementioned repugnant murderous system. THAT was the real problem.

themightypuck said...

Seven Machos: "anyone using or reading workers of the world unite must understand that it's a communist thing to say and cannot be un-associated from communism. It's the very tag line of communism."

True, but have you ever watched "Jay Walking?" I suspect a very small percentage of people under 30 would be able to connect the quote to the source and would, necessarily, judge it by its Dean Smith delay tactics before the shot clock.

Seven Machos said...

Shark -- That's what spies do. We have them ourselves.

The actual number of spies was only a fraction of what McCarthy claimed. He was the wrong man for the right job.

Quaestor said...

Julius wrote: I'm pro-Teabagger, btw...

I seldom back your postings 100% (because of ideological differences, or perhaps because I can't always separate your rhetoric from your sarcasm) but I'm with you at least 90% on this one.

Yes, "workers of the world, unite" is from the Communist Manifesto, the next to last sentence in fact. However, trade union all over the world are unashamedly Marxist, it's only here in America where the socialist underpinnings have been expunged or disguised. Since the fall of the Soviet state the Marxist have been slowly crawling out from under the floorboards of American Labor. This isn't surprising. What is surprising is that members of public sector employee unions, who hold the whiphand over county commissions, school boards, and city councils all over the country should consider themselves part of Marx's proletariat. What's objectionable is the presence of graffiti of any sentiment or ideological slant on a public monument.

The whole "teabagger" dispute (I choose not to label it argument) struck me as seriously wrongheaded. The suit speculates that the graffito is the work of teabaggers, by which he innocently means persons sympathetic to the Tea Party movement, at least that's what he claims. Meade leaps to the defense of... who? not Tea Party adherents, the person presumably being denigrated by the allusion to a sexual practice, but gays (or specifically gay men).

Now, let us assume that one is perfectly comfortable with gays in our midst, since this is the fin de si├Ęcle default enlighten position it's a safe bet. If we personally accept and advocate the wider acceptance of gays then how can a non-violent sexual practice of gay men be any more objectionable than gay men themselves? Surely an enlighten person could not say "I'm fine with gays as long as they do nothing untoward with their wee-wees."

To put it another way suppose the suit guy had said "that vandalism is the work of those Tea Party fuckers." Does Meade rise to the defense of heterosexuals? Or deos he defend Tea Partiers from scurrilous attacks, which the slur "teabagger" is meant to be when applied to the Tea Party, but is not when applied to gay men generally as it is either accurate (but void of moral consequence) or inaccurate (I assume not all gay men enjoy that kid of thing) I insist on not a slur on gay men (please don't make me use that awful neologism homopho...) because the perspns who popularized that insult would all insist that they approve of gays and wouldn't insult or denigrate them for the world.

PS

By pro-Teabagger you mean pro-Tea Party, I trust?

Methadras said...

Julius said...

I'm pro-Teabagger, btw...


Yeah, no wonder you always come off as having a pair of balls in your mouth.

Methadras said...

Canuck said...

You're being silly - why would I bother to lie? Does your mother know what it means? I'm almost sure mine does not. I know my grandmother doesn't know what it means.

I don't know about my younger relatives, but I know several of them don't watch the news very often.


That's just because you clearly come from a family of sub-human mongoloids.

Methadras said...

former law student said...

In my world graffiti requires organic solvents to remove, or you paint over it.


Yeah, well, not all of us are over-the-hill strippers.

Methadras said...

former law student said...

I'm actually thinking Meade should enroll in law school. The process would sharpen his argumentation skills...


Clearly it hasn't helped you in that department. Hence the moniker.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Melodramatic outrage over cleaning up statues aside, this was the most entertaining video you've ever posted. It's like 14 minutes of the best Christopher Guest movie. Pure genius. And @ 7:00 when you pan to the man in shorts...I'm seriously rolling here. Bravo.

Quaestor said...

I can take a hint. Goodbye.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

And as a gay man, teabagger is not offensive to me, nor is it homophobic. You don't think straight men teabag straight women? Please. You call the guys in the video disingenuous?! You two and your contrived sensitivity is too much

Seven Machos said...

Take the whole choad, Zach.

themightypuck said...

@ZPS but why is teabagger used as a pejorative? It makes no sense to me.

Coketown said...

Whether it's pejorative against gays is immaterial. It's still crass, vulgar, and has no place in public discourse.

However, I'm inclined to think it is pejorative against gays because I've yet to meet a woman who enjoys being teabagged. Teabagging is kind of the official gay passtime now that pseudophedrine is so hard to get. Kind of like how hockey is a prototypically Canadian sport, even though anyone of any nationality can play it (poorly). You think teabagging, you think homosexual even though mechanically women can participate, too.

Chap said...

Arrrr-gott?

Les Rolle said...

Teabagging is kind of the official gay passtime now that pseudophedrine is so hard to get.

It would be nice if leftists would be as concerned about treating gays pejoratively gays as the writer of the above comment clearly is.

Revenant said...

The thing I like about the term "teabagger" is that its use as a political label correctly identifies the person using it as someone I can safely ignore.

themightypuck said...

To real Americans, it is AR-GOT. Likewise QUIN-O-AH and NEWK-U-LAR.

themightypuck said...

I suspect the vast majority of people (before the whole tea party thing) thought of teabagging as having someone stick their balls in the mouth of an incapacitated victim as is done frequently on xbox live and occasionally in frat houses. The whole gay thing only makes sense because it is intended to be insulting but perhaps it is meant to map to rapist rather than fag? Just a thought.

Quilly_Mammoth said...

In a sense I think the teaching moment was lost in the desire to win a debate. You had them with their disgust at the graffiti. No one is converted in a single debate, the key is to leave a mental question. (Essentially the method of the Fabians).

We're fighting 100 years of indoctrination, it's not going to be won in a day.

And thank you, Ann and Meade for cleaning that monument to a great man and a great and noble struggle.

Revenant said...

If someone is using the phrase "Workers of the World Unite", then so what? It is a catchy phrase.

Kind of like "work makes one free".

Quilly_Mammoth said...

Upon further review, even though such debates make me uncomfortable...because you smashed them to the ground..you won the second point about the "tea bagger" meme as well.

It is the same as calling someone you disagree with "gay".

themightypuck said...

Except that to the extent one can be free, work IS what makes one free. Notwithstanding the horrible associations of course. A crazy Muslim detonating a bomb strapped to their chest while screaming God is good doesn't make God not good.

Judy said...

I think what you are all missing here is how this "teacher" deflected blame with this comment "Teabaggers probably did it"
I'm surprised he didn't call Meade a Walker Plant.
Focusing on the term teabagger, only feeds the basic formula of liberals, who use straw man and ad hominem arguments to rile you up.
Like some of the comments here from liberals, it's best to ignore the ad hominem, and go for the basic ignorance of their premise. If they have one that is.

el polacko said...

while it is reasonable to expect that, in the course of two men having sex, there is likely to be some contact with testicles, orally or otherwise, the term 'teabagging' (in spite of what wiki and slang dictionaries may tell you) does not come from the gay community.
'teabagging' is the invention of drunken and ostensibly hetero frat boys who, not satisfied by using a magic marker to draw moustaches and risque pics, and/or writing naughty words on the bodies of their passed-out buddy's body, came up with the idea that one reveler would lay his nuts on the sleeper's forehead while another would snap a photo of the event, much to the amusement and merriment of all involved... and then have another good laugh when the sleeper sees the pic the following day... freakin' hilarious, dude !!
so enough already with the 'it's a gay thing' or 'it's a homophobic slur'. it's really just a dorky, sloppy drunk thing...and THAT'S insulting !

Chip Ahoy said...

Ar-got Ha ha ha.

Ergot is the hallucinogenic fungus on wet stored rye that when ingested made people flip out and appear insane, the origin of LSD. It's been proposed to be the source of the werewolf myth. Or so I read in the Smithsonian or summat.

rhhardin said...

You have nothing to lose but your chairs.

sarge said...

yar know of course it was the very teapartiers who came up with thar moniker teabagger without having seen requisite john waters film thusly not knowin thar lingo and further thus the source of much sniggerin on the left side of the aisle...well every side of the isle but juju covered floor from wence yar have spontaneously evolved...ps sarge had hoped for a higher level of discourse here in altreality land but really yar got nuthin on them central florida trailer denizens yar are findin the common ground wiv ps any of yar know how to free the bolthead and LP from the carrier of this here hk? how many of yar effete shiney white trash got strong enough fingers? bahahahaha

Methadras said...

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Melodramatic outrage over cleaning up statues aside, this was the most entertaining video you've ever posted. It's like 14 minutes of the best Christopher Guest movie. Pure genius. And @ 7:00 when you pan to the man in shorts...I'm seriously rolling here. Bravo.


Oh look, the human cock ring shows up.

jim said...

Bystanders agree with action, dedicated trolling produces desired response, self-rigteous poutrage & ironic hilarity ensues.

It fascinates me that so much vitriol is being directed at teachers while none whatsoever is saved for the admins who regularly hobble their curricula - & influential groups like the Texas Board Of Education are off the radar completely. The infamous origin of America's dumbing-down of its schools under Ronald Reagan (PBUH) is, of course, UNPOSSIBLE by definition.

Also, kindly recall that "Teabagger" was the name "TEA Party Patriots" chose for themselves. Contrary to popular legend, it was NOT an innocent mistake - the owners of the name joyfully revelled in its vulgarity ("Tea Bag The Dems Before They Tea Bag You!") but this brilliant sobriquet quickly became a footbullet, to the surprise of nobody with a clue.

If the term offends you, take it up with the nativist dolts who CHOSE it for themselves.

Perhaps while you're at it you can ask them when they intend to start protesting for the abolition of standing armies or political parties as a whole, since both were seen by America's founders as fundamentally inimical to liberty. THAT would make for a video that is both educational & entertaining.

LOL Of The Day: A majority of Americans, when asked, believed that "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" was a quote from Thomas Jefferson.

rhhardin said...

I'm for monument graffiti and flag burnings.

Public sacred symbols are not a good idea.

EnigmatiCore said...

"If someone is using the phrase "Workers of the World Unite", then so what? It is a catchy phrase. "

They need variety. Arbeit macht Frei" has a certain cachet.

Kelly from Georgia said...

"Died at Chickamauga" We were up there on a motorcycle ride a couple of weekends ago. Quite a sobering place. Thanks again, Meade, for standing for those who stood for us.

Kelly

smartalice said...

The was a purple SEIU motorhome in the background and it was the same color as the "Workers" chalk.
Coincidence?
No way.
I hope they have security cameras focused on the statue. And the SEIU bus.

Fen said...

Methadras: And yet when asked what these two buffoons think of the graffiti, they think it's a shame and that is why they need better teachers. Look at the dichotomy. You have a man in action, Meade, who is actually doing something to show his utter disdain for what these 'uneducated' fools have done to the monument, while the entitled grist of Madison watch him do all the work instead of even remotely offering to help if not take up the mantle of the clean-up they so don't like themselves

Reminds me of a Noonan piece:

"Once about 10 years ago there was a story--you might have read it in your local tabloid, or a supermarket tabloid like the National Enquirer--about an American man and woman who were on their honeymoon in Australia or New Zealand. They were swimming in the ocean, the water chest-high. From nowhere came a shark. The shark went straight for the woman, opened its jaws. Do you know what the man did? He punched the shark in the head. He punched it and punched it again. He did not do brilliant commentary on the shark, he did not share his sensitive feelings about the shark, he did not make wry observations about the shark, he punched the shark in the head. So the shark let go of his wife and went straight for him. And it killed him. The wife survived to tell the story of what her husband had done. He had tried to deck the shark. I told my friends: That's what a wonderful man is, a man who will try to deck the shark."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122451174798650085.html

Bravo Zulu, Meade. You fricken rock.

Republican said...

A majority of people first heard the word "teabagger" from Teaparty members themselves.

It only became filthy when the gays got their claws into it.

Two years later, and we're still arguing about how mean people are to use the word.

Maybe most people prefer the original word "teabagger" because it has no gay-anal association to them.

Overly sensitive crybabies.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

AST wins the thread at 12:00am in terms of correctly summarizing the basic position of the 'oppressed' union 'worker'.

BTW does anyone get the idea that the term 'worker' implies 'uniformity'? I reject 'worker' as a descriptor for it homogenizes people and erases a certain individualism/uniqueness.

Individual rights, NOT group rights.

Meade and Ann, thanks again for being relevant and putting yourselves out there. You are providing great contrast to this situation which is being largely played out as a one-sided affair, i.e., Gov. Wlaker sending teachers to internment camps.

EnigmatiCore said...

Anything I can do, Bob can do better...

Fen said...

Also, kindly recall that "Teabagger" was the name "TEA Party Patriots" chose for themselves. Contrary to popular legend, it was NOT an innocent mistake - the owners of the name joyfully revelled in its vulgarity ("Tea Bag The Dems Before They Tea Bag You!") but this brilliant sobriquet quickly became a footbullet, to the surprise of nobody with a clue.

Thats such bullshit. It was one guy with a sign: "Teabag them before they teabag you".

You know its offensive, yet you continue to weasel in this justification for it.

If the term offends you, take it up with the nativist dolts who CHOSE it for themselves.

Chris Rock chose to refer to himself as a n*gger. Using your libtard logic, its okay to use that term and if blacks are offended by it, they should take it up with Chris Rock?

Stop being such a douche.

EnigmatiCore said...

I know my grandmother doesn't know what it means.

What grandmothers know would astound you.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@fen

"You know its offensive, yet you continue to weasel in this justification for it."

And, usage is consent.

Users of the term reside exclusively on the left. They own it.

The use of this derogatory term is an intent to injure. Compliments from the left do not exist.

Julius, if you want to call yourself a teabagger, have at it.

Kevin said...

Is the purple SEIU van now a permanent fixture in Capitol Square?

edutcher said...

People talk about grandmothers as if they were born during the Spanish-American War. A lot of grandmothers, Ann as an example, were born in the first cohort of Baby Boomers and came of age in the Sexual Revolution. A great many more lived through WWII.

They're hardly that innocent.

On the subject of the graffiti, it's clearly part of the entitlement mindset - I want to make my mark here and I don't care what damage I'm doing to whomever's property or what it takes to clean it up (how dare you erase me, BTW), if it can be cleaned up at all, Hhahahaha.

PS Love the way Ann intros Meade, "Who's this mysterious man?", and Meade suddenly appears with singular purpose not unlike the Lone Ranger.

pst314 said...

The man gets indignant and hostile at any criticism of Communist slogans and Communist ideology, but then says "I'm not a Communist". Yeah sure he's not.

Fen said...

Users of the term reside exclusively on the left. They own it.

At least its a good qualifier: when someon uses it as a homosexual slur, they identify as a moron who deserves nothing more than to be punched in the face.

jkmack said...

Did you ever get the monument cleaned of the chalk and mud? how many more loads of water did it take?

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@fen

"At least its a good qualifier: when someone uses it as a homosexual slur, they identify as a moron who deserves nothing more than to be punched in the face."

Yeah, Revenant essentially said the same thing, and I agree.

If you hear someone use this term in conversation and the context is obvious, that should be your cue to ignore them.

IGMO's generally self-identify without much cajoling.

SWWBO said...

If that lawyer is a 'private sector attorney', he must be broke, because all the "private sector" attorneys I know work their butts off for 60 hours a week or more. They don't have the time to go and protest every day as this guy claims to.

He's got to be a union lawyer.

Mary said...

Oh my,laughing my head off here. What an entertaining start to my day. Meade and Ann, you have become my heroes - love ya both!

edward said...

I love the smell of lefties defending the indefensible first thing in the morning.....

Meade and Ann thank-you for keeping up with the "doings" at the Capitol..... you guys ROCK.

Canuck said...

I think I was wrong to assume sincerity.

Last night I showed the video clip to my husband and asked him for his response.

He thought the guy in the suit was mocking and being ironic. I can see it now, particularly because of the sunglasses. I originally read him as socially inept. Husband thought the red shirt guy could be clueless, but might just be a better liar.

It was very cool of Meade to clean off the monument. My ancestors fought for the Union, some of whom came from a family that ran a spot on the underground railroad in Iowa.

1848ers were passionate about abolition. A lot of them immigrated to the midwest after that revolution. I wonder if Heg's family were among that group.

Pogo said...

I don't believe one word the lawyer said. Elusive bullshittery is his whole schtick. He knew exactly what teabagging meant, he knew precisely where Workers of the World came from.

And he was not the least bit disgusted by the defaced memorial. He's a 5 foot 9 inch pile of prattling mendacity, so incapable of telling the truth it actually burns his mouth.

He did not however know how to pronounce "argot".

The teacher is just pathetic; box-of-hammers dumb. Jesus, I'm surprised he knew which end of the sign to hold up.

Ren said...

Someone needs to educate Meade--the sexual act of teabagging is not a homosexual act, nor have I ever seen it referred to as one.

Where the hell do you think the phrase "teabagging a hooker" came from? It's always been an act between two heterosexuals. A perverse act, but a heterosexual one nonetheless.

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Lincolntf said...

Great job, Meade!

samanthasmom said...

I'm a grandmother, and I know what "teabagger" means. As someone who was actually taught something in school, I also know that "Workers of the world unite" is a Communist slogan. (Big "C", not little "c"). Not sure where I learned about "teabagging", though. Must have picked that up after school.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@Pogo

"...box-of-hammers dumb."

Allow me:

"...box of left-handed hammers dumb."

/fixed :)

Mick said...

These are the dirtbags who voted on the same side as you did Prof. Althouse. It was the unholy alliance of Blacks, the far left, and educated idiots. Hope you feel good about electing a man who is a Usurper (father was Kenyan), who is bent on the destruction of the US Constitution. (nah, you'll just make excuses).

Ren said...

If you look in Webster's, the first pronunciation for the word "argot" is how it was pronounced in the video. AA's pronunciation is listed second.

sarge said...

"1848ers were passionate about abolition"

harhar they wuz also germans not norwegians like heg an free thinkers too...not really yer cup o tea

sarge, great great grandson of a 1848er

Ren said...

Mick,
Clearly, you have some issues. Please seek help immediately.

rhhardin said...

TV comedy skit - it would have to be from long ago - woman ordering in a French restaurant

"I'll have the canard" (in English word pronunciation)

On the other hand, the French pronunciation in ordinary unframed English speech would be absurd.

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