Saturday, April 17, 2010

Just floored by the hypocrisy

The article is from the Boston Globe. Take a look at this very brief excerpt:

The Shirks were among the thousands of people who attended the rally from around the region, many of them carrying signs with slogans such as, “What Part of Live Free or Die Don’t You Understand?,’’ “Don’t Tread on Me,’’ and “Starve the Beast by Tax Cuts.’’
For the Shirks, it was a day for their children to seek inspiration from Palin and the other speakers, who questioned Obama’s patriotism and at least one of whom referred to him repeatedly as Barack Hussein.

The couple, who rely on Medicaid for their health care, were also upset about the nation’s new health reforms.

When asked why her family used state-subsidized health care when she criticized people who take handouts, Valerie Shirk said she did not want to stop having children, and that her husband’s income was not enough to cover the family with private insurance.

Can you believe it?

It's enough to make my head explode.

By the way, the Shirks have 10 children already.

The Tea Party rally, also by the way, was held on the Boston Commons. (I know the Boston Commons well, as it happens. I used to live within easy walking distance.) Now here's the part I like:

Taylor Light, 19, a sophomore at Emerson College, held up a sign that read, “Get Off Our Socialist Commons.’’

Excellent! Truly excellent!


  1. Teresa11:21 AM

    Do these people REALLY believe that Obama created this debt? Do they not remember the tremendous debt Bush left us with, following a war, recession, and the numerous tax cuts? They say they're afraid for the future of their grandchildren, but is that really it, when they stand in the crowd as unemployed or in ill-health, utilizing government programs for relief? I don't know what upsets me more: misinformed, uneducated thinking and comments by these people, or the spin on the truth of Bush's legacy that caused it. It all makes my head explode, as well!!!

  2. There is some hope. Go Taylor Light!


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