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Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Tea Party: Fighting for Your Right...

to ride manatees! 

You gotta fight for your right to ride manatees!

(O crikey!  You can't make this sort of squirrelly stuff up!)

Manatee riders, unite!  The Tea Party has your---um I mean the manatees'---back?






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8 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Riding a manatee?

Surely, this is a spoof, isn't it?

Always On Watch said...

Never mind. I did a google search.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Manatees are an endangered species, and Florida state law protects them:

"Manatees are large, slow-moving animals that frequent coastal waters and rivers. These attributes make them vulnerable to hunters seeking their hides, oil, and bones. Manatee numbers declined throughout the last century, mostly because of hunting pressure. Today, manatees are endangered. Though protected by laws, they still face threats. The gentle beasts are often accidentally hit by motorboats in ever more crowded waters, and sometimes become entangled in fishing nets."

But the Florida Tea Party has this to say:

“Riding the manatee. [It] Stands for liberty and freedom and doing what we want to do without harming anyone else,” explained Tea Party spokesman Michael Coffman.

“Today we can’t ride a manatee, tomorrow we won’t be able to open a business.... The purpose of the endangered species act isn’t to protect endangered species, it’s to deny people private property.”

But the right to ride a manatee is simply the first threatened liberty on a slippery slope towards a full government takeover of our right to abuse and manipulate other living creatures.

“We have to understand that the federal government could eventually interfere with the ability to have monkeys trained to ride dogs,” he explained."


Yes. He really said that.


BB-Idaho said...

If they can't ride a manatee, let them ride great white sharks.

Always On Watch said...

Shaw,
As you know, I am a conservative.

But, clearly, I'm not wacko like these manatee riders.

Some people are just nut cases, I think.

Anonymous said...

Another wacko point certainly not the mantra of Republican leaders. By all means make the Republicans look bad, when riding manatees is not what McConnell, Boehner, or Cantor are screaming about. You have shown again just how absurd you are.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous, I don't understand why you come here to criticize what I choose to post.

This is a humorous subject and I would have posted on it had a left winger had been involved.

The point you keep missing because what you don't see what is in front of your nose is that the present form of the GOP makes it welcoming to nuts.



AOW, the purpose of the post was to bring some humor into the weekend.

LOL Anonymous said...

shaw...i'd be angry too...if there was as many morans in the DemParty as there are...in the GOP...lol...your troll is a meany...