Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hands Off My Cultural Icons

Hey, Tea Baggers: No, you cannot call your gathering of angry nutballs a "conservative Woodstock.” You have no clue what Woodstock was about (just as you have no clue what the Boston Tea Party was about.) And while we're on the topic, free market advocate Bruce Bartlett, an advisor to both Presidents Reagan and George W. Bush, says you folks don’t know anything about taxes, too.

You are not now and never will be counter-culture hippies. Here’s a hint: if you are showing up to protests with signs that read “We Came Unarmed--THIS TIME" then you are not a hippie. THIS is not a hippie:

Cripes, how many times do I have to tell you people this? Get your own damn cultural icons. The fact that you have to keep stealing ours is very telling.

(Bonus round: Mayor Bloomberg, while not a Tea Bagger, is also not a hippie.)