Confused Tea-Baggers Plan January 20th “Strike” Or Something

Those wacky tea-baggers have pulled their collective heads out of the sand and planned their next event. CNN reports that Tea Party activists from across the country are planning a ‘national strike’ on January 20, the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s inauguration. “Tea Party activists are frustrated that despite a huge turnout over the last year Congress is ignoring them,” says Allen Hardage, who is national operations director for the planned strike. “The question is that if the elected officials ignore you, what do you do to exercise your right to self-governance? So we decided to hold a National Day of Strike where we go after the large donors of the people pushing this radical agenda.”

Hardage says the idea of the one-day strike is to focus attention on the businesses that support the most liberal members of Congress as well as groups that advocate “big government” policies. But Hardage says the move will not be a boycott: “Here we are exposing the agenda of some of the most widely known companies in America and letting the consumer decide. If a corporation decides to jump into politics to the tune of millions of dollars, then they need to expect that they will alienate some of their customers.”

OK then, let’s try to get this straight. The event is called a “strike” but nobody plans to stop doing anything like working or picking up trash. Instead, the tea-baggers are going to do something to corporations that donate to politicians that attempt to legislate for progressive causes, but it will not be a “boycott” of those businesses or their products. What the heck will this event be then? It would appear that nobody knows. We can be sure however, that Glenn Beck will report that over 20 million people took part in it.

In our opinion this “strike” or “boycott” or whatever it is called is likely to be about as successful as that disastrous “Die-In” that the tea-baggers attempted to stage in December. That was the event that nobody participated in.

OK, now for the funny stuff. Today’s song parody is my version of the Tea-Baggers’ National Anthem. As Sarah Palin would say, in honor of the troops, please click on the song link below to have more fun singing along. (As an aside, please note that the music video link is in honor of recently deceased filmmaker, John Hughes and is a clip from his wonderful film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

Twist And Shout song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUrOMB-iBLk&feature=related

BITCH AND SHOUT

(sung to The Beatles version of the song “Twist And Shout”)

Well, make it up, ladies, now (make it up, ladies)
Bitch and shout (bitch and shout)
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, ladies, now (come on ladies)
Know what you’re talkin’ about (talking about)

Start spreadin’ some doubt, honey (spreadin’ some doubt)
Wear your pillowcase hood (pointy hood)
You got the bullshit flowin’ now (bullshit flowin’)
And you’re sportin’ some wood (didn’t know you could)

Just make it up, baby, now (make it up, baby)
Bitch and shout (bitch and shout)
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby, now (come on baby)
You got to start spreadin’ doubt (start spreading doubt)

Just show your twisted little world (shit little world)
Hold up your twisted sign (twisted sign)
Go on up, bitch a little closer, now (bitch a little closer)
And just hold that party line (hold that party line)

Ah
Ahh
Ahhh
Ahhhh
Ahhhhh

Yeah, you’re frothing like rabies, now (frothing like rabies)
Bitch and shout (bitch and shout)
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby, now (come on baby)
Jumping and screeching out loud (screaming out loud)

Just show your twisted little world (shit little world)
Hold up your twisted sign (twisted sign)
Go on up, bitch a little closer, now (bitch a little closer)
And just hold that party line (hold that party line)

Well, fake it, fake it, fake it, baby, now (make it up, baby)
Well, fake it, fake it, fake it, baby, now (make it up, baby)
Well, fake it, fake it, fake it, baby, now (make it up, baby)

Ah
Ahh
Ahhh
Ahhhh

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Posted on January 5, 2010, in Fox News, Glenn Beck, Republican, Songs and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thanks for trying to elucidate us, but the Teabaggers still make no sense to me.
    [That film had quite a few good songs, including the instrumental ska one by The (English) Beat.]

    • It was a true “feel good” film.

      • In Oct, I stayed in Chicago not far from there and walked past that section with the sculpture in that clip as I went to meetings. The people in Chicago were some of the most helpful and genuinely nice people I’ve ever met. That includes two women who gave me incorrect directions, and when they realized they made an error, they came running after me for a block and a half to tell me they gave directions that were from the wrong street. I will always have “feel good” feelings of Chicago based on that initial encounter. Plus my Chicago friends on both coasts have a special place in my heart from all the fun we’ve had together….

  2. Freedom’s on the march

    In a democracy, you hold regularly scheduled elections to exercise your right to self-governance. Do the teabaggers oppose democratic principles, or are the whiny losers just crying out for attention?

    Murdoch’s News Corp ‘jumps into politics’ to the tune of millions of dollars, but won’t be boycotted (Pox doesn’t alienate it’s customers). It will sponsor the motley crew: Vote for Penggie!

    • As usual, you amaze me BigPete!

      This is one of the comments on that clip:
      (September 11, 2009) Inside the Republican National Convention… Penguin – Dick CheneyDancing Girl – Sarah Palin / 3 Old Lushes – Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck / Rock Band – The usual Gang of Losers from Faux News.

  3. Why the incomplete photoshop? Shouldn’t Palin and Beck have been superimposed over the couple at the bottom?

    Great job as usual.

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