Whatever you don’t, don’t laugh. Teabaggers have added a middle name, they can now, from this point on, be called Pink Slippers. Because pink slippers aren’t gay even a little tiny bit. Here’s from from Promotionsforlife.
You laughed at our tea parties, but not at Your PINK SLIPS
Almost 5 million pink slips pour into Washington from disgusted tax-payers. Washington, are you listening? President Obama, are you listening? Rahm, are you listening. Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are you listening? Pink Slips baby – Pink slips.
Chart shows that the pink slips stacked reach higher than the Sears Tower!
Short on the $30 bucks it cost to send them in? Contact your 2 Senators FREE here. ‘Have the money? Do both now – the Senate is wanting to “act” on their pink slips this weekend. Pass it on — and send yours in today. KILL THE BILL.
Now, I want to say that yeah, I am laughing.
First, let’s look at the pink slips.
The bullet points read:
No Government Healthcare (It has tax-funded abortion, rationing, and euthanasia; it doesn’t work and we can’t fix it!)
No Cap and Trade (Government control of Energy- Taxing us for heating our homes and driving to work!)
No “Hate Crimes” (It protects pedophiles and sends pastors to prison for biblical positions and speech!)
No Anymore Spending (Congress has already bankrupted our country!)
Okay, lets’s handle this one tick at a time.
“No Government Healthcare” – This means no Medicare, Medicaid, Veterin’s Affairs. I’d be really amazed to see any Senator from any party pushing that.
“tax-funded abortion” – Right now this is a big thing deal in congress. But right now, the pro-lifers outnumber the pro-choicers by a huge margin the house and the senate, and all Obama wants on the Abortion rights front is “status quo.” Which means there is no chance at all of any tax dollars going to abortion. Tax dollars can’t even go to subsidizing private healthcare if that private healthcare includes abortion. (As an aside, the NRCC provides abortion insurance, so any much dontated to the Republican party has subsidized abortion. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/12/rnc-insurance-plan-covers_n_356069.html
“rationing” – The current situation in America where company beurocrats refuse to treat people IS rationing.
“euthanasia” – Not according to Republican Chuck Grassley “It won’t do that,”
“it doesn’t work and we can’t fix it!” – Whatever happened to the optimism of Reagan? Or the greatness of America? Is that an argument or a tempertantrum by a beligerent 3-year old?
“Government control of Energy” – You can’t complain to the government when gas prices get out of hand, and complain that we are paying our enemies for our oil and then complain when they do something about it. Government has had numerous laws and controls over our energy supply for decades if not longer. A policy of government non-interference in energy resources would be a horrible national policy and an even worse political one.
“Taxing us for heating our homes and driving to work!” – Well, technicalities aside, yes, people will pay more for heating and driving. Then again, taxes subsidize the roads you drive on. The surprise and disgust that the government taxes us is just intentionally ignorant. Of course the government taxes us. As Mr. Franklin famously said, only two things in life are guaranteed, death and taxes. No one likes taxes, and I’d agree that fewer taxes is always better. The question is what are getting for the taxes we spend? Simply stamping your feet mad about taxes isn’t an argument by itself. It’s just another temper tantrum.
No “Hate Crimes”- I’d love to see a politican try to campain on that. Hate crimes provide power to charge people with attacks against christians, blacks, whites, jews, immigrants, etc. Additionally, the quotation marks imply the charge that this is an unneeded “thought” crime law, as if it is immoral to charge people for what they were thinking. To which I respond, you can’t get charged for Hate. You get charged on commiting a crime. The Hate part just adds time to the sentence. Much as hating your wife doesn’t get you charged. You get charged when you kill her. And if it winds up you had thought about it a lot leading up to the murder and had a plan, well, those thoughts get you extra time in jail. That’s a “thought” crime too. Do these people understand precident?
“It protects pedophiles” – No, it specifcially defined “sexial orientation” to mean homosexuals, transexuals and cross dressers. I wonder if the guys who wrote this up even believe their own lies?
“sends pastors to prison for biblical positions and speech!” – First Ammendment people. The very first one. You can’t go to jail for saying homosexuality is a sin. But in the same way you can go to jail for offering cash to an undercover cop to kill your wife, you might go to jail for encouraging people to “Kill the gay! Quick! Before he runs away! Kill the gay!” And I’ve read the bible, Jesus never said to kill anyone. So any Christian preaching the word of Jesus will be fine.
Wow. A whole pile of lies one after the other, rapid fire even!
So, the first reason I laugh is because the points are all rediculous. The second reason I laugh is at the quantity. According to World Net Daily http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=115963 the numbers are as such:
$29.95 per 535 pink slips and 4.5 million slips sent
Simple math thus shows that an absolute maximum of 8411 people have taken part in this protest. (Probably fewer as you can send as many as you want). That’s like a highschool football game. Not in my town of course, my town has huge highschool football games. My town is kinda crazy. But even my town isn’t crazy enough for these silly pink slips. So yeah, I laugh at the Teabaggers and Guy Fawkers, Birthers and Truthers, and now I get to laugh at the Pink Slippers.