Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Florida, the Sunset State

Seems Orlando held a tea party and 4,000 people came. They think the stimulus package is the problem. They don't think too good. For instance, there's this passage from an Orlando Sentinel article about the event:

Several members of the crowd said they'd recently been laid off, including Ross Iannarelli, 66, of Port Orange, who said he'd just lost his job at an electrical-equipment company.

"They need to shove that bum out," he said, referring to President Obama. "I hate seeing them spend my grandchildren's money."

The reporter failed to ask how Iannarelli felt about Bush spending his grandchildren's money for eight years, not just 3 months. The reporter failed to ask any of the laid-off how much they were making over $250K. Iannarelli failed to ask the reporter why real journalism is disappearing faster than cash at AIG.

To the reporter's credit, though, she did get this quote:

"The goal was to get people united, to let people know that they aren't alone in their feelings on despair," Feroli [one of the event's organizers] said. "We want to speak out against the push toward socialization that we feel is taking place in our country."

Luckily these cheery people seemed far from social, so Feroli is probably safe.

(h/t Dragon Dancing with the Buddha)

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Blogger CLD said...

I live in Orlando. When they came on the news with those idiots, I spent the entire segment yelling at the TV. The Princess asked me exactly WHO the idiot was after that... :)

They can kiss my ass. I'm so sick of the purposeful memory loss these right-wingers are suffering.

Even watching Obama last night, a reporter from CBS or ABC asked him about the huge deficit he [Obama] was piling onto future generations. Obama kindly suggested that he and the Republicans had short-term memory loss. I cheered at that one.

7:06 AM  
Blogger George said...

Nothing worse than when it's your town doing the dumb thing. Sorry.

1:34 PM  

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