Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Answer Me This, Tea Bagger

(C) 2010 Stan Spire

What politician/businessman doesn't benefit from working both sides of the street?

After the Plattsburgh Air Force Base closed, Mark Barrie headed up PARC, the Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation, to transform the base property from military activity to private sector business. I don't think it was unpaid volunteer work he did. Barrie is the president of his own company, Crossborder Development Corp. Those contacts he made while he was the head of PARC must have helped him. Please note that a Barrie relative by marriage has a good county job.

Barrie is also the head of UNYTEA, the local Tea Party. Now think about this, Mr. or Mrs. Tea Bagger. Why is someone who has benefited from big government largesse heading up your organization that is so against big government largesse?

You Tea Baggers are dupes, worse than those so-called commie dupes of the Red Scare era of the 1950s-1960s. You're being manipulated by people who want to keep you in your place, getting you worked up that some politicians are ripping you off. But those politicians claiming to be your friends are also ripping you off, keeping you distracted by bullshit.

Wake up, you dumb dupes! It's not big government that's the problem -- it's big BSers! From any and all political persuasions.

Don't blindly rally around one party, one leader. Sort out the candy from the crap.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, didn't realize it'd been a whole year since I read your stuff. Usually drop by 3-5 times/yr, so took a while to catch up this time. Keep posting, not much other local content that I know of on the web.

I agree w/ some of the Tea Party points, but they're not consistent. Lots more $ wasted in unnecessary war than everything they complain about combined. Would take them more seriously if they had started before Obama won the election. Big gvmt waste/overspending had been going on for years already.