The 2010 census will tell us a lot about the population, economic status, industry, and geography of America, but it will not measure the sheer number of meatheads that live among us. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Nate Silver over at 538 took a look at the reported “numbers” from yesterday’s
National Scrotum Dipping Festival Tea Bagging groundswell to give us a pretty good estimate.
…based on news accounts of 306 “Tea Party” protests in different cities across the country yesterday, I get a cumulative attendance of 262,025, with a fair number of (probably mostly smaller) events still unaccounted for.
If we account for children and pets (who know not what they do), we can safely assume there were around a quarter of a million idiots protesting something on April 15th, 2009.
These “grassroots” events were purportedly about protesting tax increases and federal deficit spending. Here’s the thing: if the composition of these protesters even remotely mimic average Americans, greater than 90% of them have already begun to see a significant tax cut in their paychecks, and those that didn’t (i.e. earn over $250k per annum) are paying roughly 10% less in taxes than they did under GOP Saint Ronald Reagan.
Here’s the kind of Tea Sludge that boils over when you brew faulty message discipline with generalized grey matter deficiency syndrome, and swirl in some blind hatred for flavor:
Shit, we lost another “Democrate”.
Shoot first, think later.
Bush spent the better part of a decade wiping his ass with the Constitution, and now they’re bent?
Taxes! Wait…Guns. Yeah, don’t take my guns!
Uhh, what part of middle class tax cuts doesn’t she understand?
Naturally, ACORN is behind the tyranny.
Far as I know, nobody has lived in the U.S.S.R for about a decade. Idiot.
Teaching kids about sodomy? Classy!
Oh, for Christ’s sake.
These kids have it pretty rough, no?
Murder taxes, not babies…or something.
Immigrants come here to live out the American Rape Dream, don’t you know?
Hey Pancho, racist much?
I love me some good baby killing.
Wait, I thought racists liked Hitler? Shouldn’t they love Obama?
New world order? Uh-huh.
Maybee he cood cell sum dickshunarys to healp pay da morgage?
We bailed out Hamas? Who knew?
As tasteless and stupid as this is, at least someone knows what teabagging really is.
Careful, Gary Coleman is known to carry a gun.
…or to the altar of Stoopid.
O.M.F.G. Punch-worthy, to be sure.
Yet another spelling bee winner.
WernotgoanlistentomoranslikeU. Disqualified on account of the dumb.
Terrorists love taxes.
FOX FAIL: Does the sign behind Cavuto’s left shoulder make any sense?