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1) So, the tea party protests. Okay, so, there's a lot to be said about the fakeness of it, about the way it makes little to no sense, about the Fox News promotions of the tea parties. But what bothers me most of all? Is how some proponents of the parties are calling it teabagging. Like, mostly, they stick to "tea party," but occasionally there's a teabagging or two, and seriously, guys, that's not what I think of when I hear the word teabagging.

Fortunately, Rachel Maddow has already attempted to get through a description of the teabagging tea parties without laughing, and failed miserably, so I don't feel alone in this:







2) The National Organization for Marriage -- an anti-gay-rights group -- is starting a new campaign. It is about how lots of people are against gay marriage. They are calling it "2 Million for Marriage." They are abbreviating it 2M4M. Which, hmm, M4M stands for Men for Men -- there's actually even a dating website named M4M, so it's not exactly UNDERGROUND SLANG. And, even better, 2M4M is when you're a couple looking for another guy to have sex with. Well DONE, National Organization for Marriage! (They also forgot to register possible variations of their domain name, such that 2M4M.org now points to a pro-gay-marriage site.)

Date: 2009-04-10 11:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] aelfgyfu-mead.livejournal.com
National Organization for Marriage? Why didn't they just use NOM? As in NOM NOM NOM?

"It is true that teabaggers are grossly underrepresented in Congress." Ahahaha!

I'm torn between just laughing my head off, and banging it into a wall, because the stupid would hurt less than the concussion. Sadly, though, I would have a concussion and then there would still be stupid.

Date: 2009-04-10 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-drifter.livejournal.com
Oh man, that's just ... incredible. I watched in with my mom just now, who's a huge Rachel Maddow fan, and paused it halfway through to explain the term's more commonly known meaning. After both of us spent the last half of the clip losing it laughing, my mom expressed disbelief that the Republicans had taken this term and run with it without anyone bothering to check on other meanings.

Her comment in summary: "Ah, conservative Republicans -- the gift that keeps on giving."

Date: 2009-04-11 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] livrelibre.livejournal.com
Ahahahahaha! Sometimes there are moments in life too perfect for words (except for one: teabagging!)

Date: 2009-04-11 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sol-se.livejournal.com
Oh geez. Why the heck can't people research names beforehand? You don't even have to do much research, just google them! But then again, then we wouldn't get these hilarious names to make fun of.

Date: 2009-04-11 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] magogin.livejournal.com
I can't stop giggling. That was fantastic.

Date: 2009-04-11 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joie-de-livre.livejournal.com
I love you, Rachel Maddow!

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