Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Limp Teabags

While the teabaggers generously estimate attendance at last week's Bag-Ins as reaching into the "hundreds," it takes some clean fucking hippies to draw a real crowd:

WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 clean-energy activists converged at a coal-fired power plant on Capitol Hill on Monday for a protest they billed as the largest display of civil disobedience on the climate crisis in U.S. history. Willing to be arrested for their cause, they encircled and blocked entrances to the plant, which powers the U.S. Capitol and House and Senate office buildings.

No doubt the wingnuts have some ready excuses, such as that the Bag-In was held on a weekday; there aren't ever any conservatives in D.C.; there was no promotion or celebrities involved; the evil media didn't count the fetuses and the pre-fertilized eggs in attendance; etc. But those excuses would be lies (except maybe the last one, as a lot of the men in attendance looked to be in their ninth month). The truth is, their constituency was out looking for jobs.

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