Sunday, November 8, 2009

Shut up Stupid Sunday: Teabagging Guy Fawkers


I grew up in NY-23 so I got to both laugh and cry at the news coverage of that race.

Here’s a little secret about New York’s North Country, it’s cold. For my graduation some brilliant person thought an outdoor ceremony would be good in May, it snowed.


Not from the North Country

Growing up there you get used to the cold and learn to put a tarp down on the snow under your comforter when you go sunbathing. (That’s not a joke)

In the fall you can always spot the outsiders, they wear coats when it’s a sunny 30 degrees. The natives still consider that jeans and t-shirt weather.

So the idea of a bunch of teabaggers (or Guy Fawkers as they want to be referred to now to get away from the sexual connotation teabagging has. What is next? Will they be inspired by the lyrics of Manfred Mann and the policies of the Earl of Sandwich, and want to be referred to as Man-Sandwiches?) invading the region and screaming at the polls was down right hysterical. They couldn’t blend in if they tried.

What was even funnier was the national reporters coming up to interview people. They couldn’t stand the cold either so they bundled up in public places to keep warm, and interviewed the people there. Those people, of course, were the teabagging, Guy Fawkers who were fleeing the cold as well. So they froze their asses off to talk to people from out of town.

What was sad about the race was listening to the national media call a friend from college’s mom all sorts of names.

I had met the Republican Candidate DeDe Scozzafava when she was visiting her son in college. Our conversation was about what you would expect from a two minute meeting with a friend’s mom, not a lot of depth but she seemed nice. So it was shocking to see such hate hurled on the airwaves at someone I know.

I also know her indirectly as my in-laws are friends with her family (this isn’t a power thing in the North Country everyone knows everyone.)

Now nobody can be liked by everyone; but everyone I know up there, considers her family to be hard working, decent and wanting to improve the lives of the people of the North Country.

So when the teabagging, Guy Fawkers were slamming her, I was disgusted. Luckily I had faith in the people that used to be my neighbors that enough people knew her and knew the out of town, teabagging, Guy Fawkers had no idea what they were talking about, and I was right.

People of the North Country rejected the hate spewing outsiders and voted in a Democrat for the first time since the Civil War.

So to all the teabagging, Guy Fawkers who think you can use your message of hate and fear to destroy friendships and local bonds I say “Shut up Stupid”.

4 comments:

askcherlock said...

Here, here! I second that cheer. These hate-spewing venomous know-nothings need to be sent out of the room while the adults chat.

Stephanie B said...

I'd love to see everyone stand up against the preaching of hatred and fear. If we could do it, it would lose it's power. And that has to be a good thing.

Honkmofo said...

Always a good read from you!

Project Savior said...

I was going to post this Tuesday,on the day of the election but one of my hard drives crashed.