Monday, 14 September 2009

Not like the other.

This may well turn into a series about the ongoing lies and stupid propaganda by infuriated rightwing zealots and their pathetic attempts to show moral equivalence.

Gateway "Miss The Point Much?" Pundit compares and contrasts photographs. The first shows a view of lawn around the Mall after the 70,000 Teabaggers March on September 12. The other depict Washington streets after the US presidential inauguration in January 2009.

The difference is that presidential inaugurations are events open to the public. There is a budget allocated for clean-up afterwards, and the crowds are messy, regardless of which party owns the presidency. Those pictures could have been taken after the Santa Claus parade, in any major US or Canadian city.

The Teabaggers shindig likely needed a demonstration permit, and those responsible would have had to post a bond worth several thousands of dollars to cover clean-up after the crowds disperse. If the organizers convince the participants to clean up their litter, they get the bond back.

Is that simple enough for you? It's all about the money, thus not evidence that Teabaggers are "cleaner" or less filthy, though commenters at GP seem to think so.


fern hill said...

Also, as I posted here, at the most generous (accurate) count, there were about one-third the number of Teabaggers (70,000) as there were participants in the inauguration (1.9 million).

One-third the people = one third the garbage.

sassy said...

ABC News Reported D.C. Rally Size in Tens of Thousands, Not 1M to 1.5M as Activist Said


Mandos said...

Your math is off, FH. It's 10 times less than that.

fern hill said...

Woo. BIG mistake. Thanks, Mandos.

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