Monday, March 23, 2009

Tea Baggers

Somehow, the "American Family Association" has gotten my e-mail address. So I get e-mails like this:

Please support TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party day, April 15

March 18, 2009

We currently have people in 600 cities organizing for the TEA Party Day Rally April 15. Help us grow that number to 1,000!

Dear Professor,

Our country faces a grave danger. Our elected officials in Washington are leading us down an unwise path. We need to act now to stop this situation.

I’m writing asking you to help us and also to motivate others to get involved. AFA and other groups have called for a day of TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party rallies across the U.S. on April 15, including one at noon in front of the city hall in your community. Get with a few friends and go to the rally.

Oh, you're taxed enough? Really? Are you really going to pretend that you don't know that the Obama tax plan only raises taxes on those making over $200,000 a year? And only sets them back to pre-W rates? You do know that most of these gullible mouth=breathers that are mailing tea-bags to their congressmen would actually pay less under Obama's plan, right. But you're just going to go ahead and whip these poor dupes into a frenzy to protect you and your millionaire buddies from paying a little extra come tax time, aren't you? What's the matter, Wildmon?* Trying to censor television shows doesn't take up enough of your time?
For those unfamiliar with the Rev Wildmon, here's an exerpt from his website:

If you are not familiar with his name, you likely are aware and probably have participated in some of his successful boycott campaigns. What about the successful boycott of 7-Eleven to drop Playboy... or the successful boycott of K-mart to remove the porn from their subsidiary Waldenbooks... One of the first activities of the new CEO of K-mart after getting rid of the porn was to contact Don Wildmon and pledge to lead K-mart in a family-friendly direction. Donahue also credited Don Wildmon and the AFA for destroying his program.

He's also been the driving force in the current Disney boycott. He has appeared on Meet the Press, McNeil-Lehrer Report, Good Morning America, The Tomorrow Show, The Today Show, Nightline, the 700 Club, and other television programs. He has also been featured in several publications including Time, Newsweek, People, TV Guide, Christianity Today, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.

This is the stuff of which he is proud! Boycotting Disney, for God's sake.

Her's another fun fact about the Wild man:

Wildmon is simultaneously leading an effort to boycott the fast food giant McDonald's, and marshaling the troops in support of Proposition 8, a California ballot initiative that would reverse the state's Supreme Court recent decision in support of gay marriage.

Why McDonalds? A short time back, the home of the Hamburgler donated $20,000 to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) in exchange for membership in the NGLCC and a seat on the group's board of directors. That outraged Wildmon, the undisputed kingpin of calling boycotts against companies that might have a scent of gay-friendliness.

"This boycott is not about hiring homosexuals, or homosexuals eating at McDonald's or how homosexual employees are treated. It is about McDonald's, as a corporation, choosing to put the full weight of their corporation behind promoting the homosexual agenda, including homosexual marriage," said AFA chairman Donald E. Wildmon.

Finally, these warnings about the consequences of McDonald's actions: From columnist Bob Unruh, writing for WorldNetDaily: "Your dollars for Happy Meals and Big Macs could end up paying for sex-change operations of McDonald's employees if the home of the Golden Arches continues its promotion of homosexuality..."

Oooohhh, McDonalds is promoting the big, scary, homosexual agenda. What exactly are the Wildmen of the world afraid of here? Do they think that they will bite into a burger, feel faint, then wake up in a stylishly decorated loft listening to showtunes? That Ronald McDonald will force them to get washboard abs and enjoy Project Runway? Rev. Donald Wildmon, you are a pathetic, fearful, hate-filled little man. Please do us all afavor and Go Away!

*Rev. Donald Wildmon, the founder of the American Family Association