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So the teabaggers put on quite a show, but they’re ultimately harmless.

September 15, 2009, 11:33 PM

So on Saturday, as promised, I was in downtown Washington covering the “Taxpayer March on Washington” with photos and videos. This was the big protest that the so-called “teabaggers” participated in on September 12. I’m planning on doing a full Photography set about this demonstration, but for now, here’s a little sampling of what went on, plus some videos.

If you want people to take you seriously, it's always a good idea to reference Joe the Plumber, who is neither Joe nor a plumber.
If you want people to take you seriously, it’s always a good idea to reference Joe the Plumber, who is neither Joe nor a plumber.

LOL! No word on whether he found this protest as lulzy as I did, though I guarantee you that if he found it lulzy, it was definitely in a different way than I did.
LOL! No word on whether he found this protest as lulzy as I did, though I guarantee you that if he found it lulzy, it was definitely in a different way than I did.

Yes, this is a teabagger, and NOT an Anon. Surprisingly enough, this was not the only occasion where I saw the Guy Fawkes mask, more commonly associated with Anonymous anti-Scientology protests, at this demonstration.
Yes, this is a teabagger, and NOT an Anon. Surprisingly enough, this was not the only occasion where I saw the Guy Fawkes mask, more commonly associated with Anonymous anti-Scientology protests, at this demonstration.

Obama will kill babies and your grandmother! Yeah, right. And pink monkeys fly out of... (you get the point)
Obama will kill babies and your grandmother! Yeah, right. And pink monkeys fly out of… (you get the point)

Quick history question here... does anyone here actually realize that the communists ousted the Russian czars, and that the czars were not communists?
Quick history question here… does anyone here actually realize that the communists ousted the Russian czars, and that the czars were not communists?

I'm sorry, but if Glenn Beck is a "great American patriot", then we are screwed.
I’m sorry, but if Glenn Beck is a “great American patriot”, then we are screwed. Watch and see why.

Count the misspellings...
Count the misspellings…

He's wearing tea bags on his hat, reminding everyone about why we call them "teabaggers". I'm sure that the tea industry will thank him for wasting their tea.
He’s wearing tea bags on his hat, reminding everyone about why we call them “teabaggers”. I’m sure that the tea industry will thank him for wasting their tea.

"Today I'm exercising my First Amendment so tomorrow I won't have to exercise my second amendment." These people are crazy enough already. Do we really want crazies running around with guns and an agenda? Scary.
“Today I’m exercising my First Amendment so tomorrow I won’t have to exercise my second amendment.” These people are crazy enough already. Do we really want crazies running around with guns and an agenda? Scary.

And you thought eight years of George W. Bush was bad. You know, though, I would actually love to see Sarah Palin run for president in 2012. She would be the easiest candidate to beat ever, and would be the source of lulz out the wazoo.
And you thought eight years of George W. Bush was bad. You know, though, I would actually love to see Sarah Palin run for president in 2012. She would be the easiest candidate to beat ever, and would be the source of lulz out the wazoo.

And here are a few videos of the festivities:


Yes, he really did say “teabagger buttons”.


And this is why these teabaggers are harmless. No action. They just want to sit in lawn chairs and listen to speeches.


The crowd participates in singing “The Star Spangled Banner”.

So there you go. These people are certifiably bat-crap crazy, and this proves it. Very lulzy. And then, speaking of lulz, after I was done here, I went over to Dupont Circle and raided Scientology.

Web site: Glenn Beck "Get Off My Phone" radio freakout remix

Song: Unrelated, but this is a video of life as a bike courier by a coworker of mine. I like the helmet cam there...

Quote: And as I figured I would, I ended up making fun of these people. Don't worry, though - I promise to word things neutrally for the Photography set when it goes up... eventually...

Categories: Tea Party