Your stupit! And were smart!

I thought I should weigh in on the "Teabonics" project that I learned about from Ann Althouse. It is apparently believed that if enough spelling errors on the protesters' signs are discovered (or created via photoshopping), that the Tea Party movement will be laughed out of existence. Or else maybe the goal is to shame the ignoramuses into spellchecking their signs more carefully. Unfortunately for the Tea Party movement, not all of them went to the finest prep schools and Ivy League colleges, so it is inevitable that there are going to be occasional signs with spelling errors.

Like this one?


Except I see two possible problems. One is that the white space to the left of the word "Feedom" looks a little too white, so I find myself wondering whether there might have been an "r" and the "F" was cut out and pasted over it. The other problem is that McCain-Palin sign. I didn't see any of those at the Tea Party I went to last year, nor would I have expected to. Don't those signs pre-date the Tea Parties? Or is the idea that these kids are so clueless and stupid that they're still displaying campaign signs from the last election?

I guess such stupidity and cluelessness is possible, though. Here in Ann Arbor, the Obama-Biden signs are still displayed all over town. Still on houses, and still in the front yards. Except I doubt they'd think that was funny or stupid. Displaying their signs after the election indicates high intelligence.


posted by Eric on 04.03.10 at 11:41 AM


On the bright side, the white overclass's wholesale displacement of its anti-black racism, in content, form, and in this case even black-specific terminology, onto the white underclass is kinda post-racial.


guy on internet   ·  April 3, 2010 1:47 PM

Someone painted a huge sign on the freeway overpass here in Berkeley that said "Hail Satin!" with a pentagram next to it. Frankly, I like satin. Am I going to hell for that?

chocolatier   ·  April 3, 2010 4:07 PM

The left doesn't have as much of a problem with this because G. Soros buys their signs wholesale for them.

William O. B'Livion   ·  April 3, 2010 5:59 PM

I've been worrying a lot about America's division into racial identity groups. Then today at Walmart I saw a black guy in an Urlacher jersey and for a brief time I could believe all was well in the world.

TallDave   ·  April 3, 2010 7:47 PM

Do they really want to compare missspelled signs from anti-Bush protests?

And those protest-signs were misspelled and full of hate and wishing death and calling everybody nazis, not stuff about feedom.

Veeshir   ·  April 3, 2010 9:22 PM

For the record, I didn't mean to misspell "misspell".
Err.. I mean, I meant to do that. Funny, right?

Veeshir   ·  April 3, 2010 9:23 PM

I thot the smart progressif movement wanted phorget spelling and just get the intent rite.

Hugh   ·  April 3, 2010 9:25 PM

Shucks. These are people who hate having health care decisions made by Corporate bureaucrats in windowless offices being hounded by supervisors to stay within budget, and sincerely believe that if health care decisions are made by Government bureaucrats in windowless offices being hounded by supervisors to stay within budget, it will fix everything that's wrong.

Compared to that, spelling errors are nothing.


Ric Locke   ·  April 4, 2010 9:49 PM

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