Ahhh... the joys of a slow day at the office. The Polish Princess just discovered the Newest! Greatest! (and because Tea Party affiliated) Stupidest! idea of protest evah!
Citing Queen Sarah's denunciation of the Obama administration having put the country on the "road to ruin" at last month's Reaganapalooza, "Stand Up America" ("founded in 2005 by MG Paul E. Vallely, US Army (Ret), as a multi-media organization that involves publishing, radio. television, speaking engagements, web site, writings of articles for publication as well as books") has issued a
to put the brakes on our headlong rush into socialism, and asks all the Angry Teabaggers out there to take the biggest fucking vehicles they have, hook up their fifth-wheel and boat trailers for good measure, drive out to the taxpayer-funded and maintained highways and then
and sit there for an hour, hoping somebody pays attention.
Oh lordy lordy lord.
SUA is promoting this effort for people to express their outrage. To vent in a manner that cannot be overlooked by anyone! This first wave of action is something the people can really grasp, and in no way shape or form does it condone any ill-action, rather, its about civility, and its akin to a sit-in
or going to a drive-in movie.
In the past, petitions were signed, marches on Washington and elsewhere were held, Tea Parties were created, letters were written, calls were made, new representatives were elected, yet, the road to ruin is still there, and the Obama Administration has the pedal to the floor, the speedometer is pegged, and there are no brakes. All our efforts have for the most part FAILED!
So how do we make our voices known? How do we finally succeed? How do we send a clear message that cannot be twisted by the media, misinterpreted by politicians, or co-opted by Obama apologists? Well, we have come up with one interesting new way.
Uhm, if this is the best idea you can come up with for sending a clear message, then I've no doubt your efforts have FAILED.
It won’t cost you any money short of a gallon of gas. It won’t take much of your time, only about an hour. It won’t mean travel to distant cities. It won’t mean crowds to wade through, and it won’t interfere with your life too much.
What it will be is FUN, and a great way to vent your frustration, without being labeled, or maligned!
Because gawd forbid that you be inconvenienced by your participation. And gawd knows that I find sitting by the side of the road to be just a heckuva good time.
• Sunday, March 13th, 2011 – 4 PM Eastern, 3 PM Central, 2 PM Mountain, and 1 PM Pacific time;
• We want everyone to get into their cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, Semis, box trucks, and any other vehicle, and drive to your nearest highway or main route;
• Don’t go far, just enough to get in a safe position to pull over to the shoulder, and park, engine running, headlights and flashers on;
• Why? To take a cell call, or make one or several. After all, law enforcement recommends that you pull over to the side to take your call or text.
Yes... go out, park on the side of the road, tie up (taxpayer funded) law enforcement by turning on your hazard lights so that officers have to check on your well-being... especially as it's the weekend before St. Patrick's Day when DUI enforcement is beefed up.
Fuck, why don't you just hold a St. Paddy's Day tailgate party out on I-25?
• Hook up a boat trailer, a snow mobile hauler, or anything to make the line look miles and miles long, bring your tractor-trailer;
I would suggest, however, avoiding "rolling to a stop" on I-70-West -- we'll just think you're another stupid-ass flatlander who doesn't have a clue about how to drive in them thar hills.
At Balloon Juice, Angry Black Bitch penned a most magnificent take-down:
I can’t even continue trying to make fun of this. This has got to be some of the goddamn stupidest shit I’ve ever read, and I read Atlas Shrugged. I’m actually stupider for having read that nonsense. I mean, really. What a bunch of assclowns. They think that getting a bunch of fools to drive to a nearby freeway and then sit there on the side of the road under the pretext of making a phone call —is “akin to a sit-in.”
I can only add: Teh stoopid. It burns.