Tea Party shenanigans

As if you needed another reason to lament the state of American politics:

Across the country, activists with ties to the Tea Party are railing against all sorts of local and state efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy. They brand government action for things like expanding public transportation routes and preserving open space as part of a United Nations-led conspiracy to deny property rights and herd citizens toward cities. (New York Times, Feb 3, 2012)

The story ends on what would be a humorous note:

“The Tea Party people say they want nonpolluted air and clean water and everything we promote and support, but they also say it’s a communist movement,” said Charlotte Moore, a supervisor who voted yes. “I really don’t understand what they want.”

Comments

  1. #1 John Krehbiel
    February 4, 2012

    All mystery about the tea party disappears when you realize that, far from being truly grassroots, it is a complete AstroTurf fabrication from the start, funded and run by very wealthy fossil fuel and other industrialists.

    I was hopeful that the transparency of Republican single mindedness in support of the ultra-rich would cost them, but I don’t think the average voter is getting the message from the so-called liberal media.

  2. #2 Steve
    February 5, 2012

    Why would a science blog bash peoples political views. You are a moron if you buy into ideology of man-made cause of anything vs. science analysis. There is no need for public transportation, nor to contain so called urban sprawl, or to hold back any human progress to succeed.

    I was hopeful that Science Blog would not be single minded ideology driven, but as typical it has been hijacked by leftest who want to control instead of living FREE and prospering from science.

  3. #3 Wow
    February 6, 2012

    “Why would a science blog bash peoples political views.”

    When people’s political views ensure they bash science.

    You are a moron if you know nothing but proclaim certainty.

  4. #4 Robert S.
    February 6, 2012

    1:shoot Steve
    2:take his stuff
    3:succeed in having more stuff

    yay “human progress” & success?

  5. #5 Sesli Chat
    February 7, 2012

    İnsanların siyasi görüşlerini sağlamak zaman onlar bilim bash.

    Eğer hiçbir şey biliyorum ama kesin olarak ilan bir moronsun vardır.

  6. #6 CherryBombSim
    February 12, 2012

    You can’t expect consistency from a party that panders to every paranoid fringe segment it can identify. I have been a local-level Republican for a long time up until about five years ago, when I finally got fed up with it. Going to any precinct meeting was like going to a Star Trek convention, with each lunatic faction dressed up like a different alien species.

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