Saturday, January 9, 2010

Teabaggers Send Death Threats to a Cartoonist

They scream ‘freedom’ as long as it isn’t someone else’s freedom.

An award-winning California-based political cartoonist says he is receiving death threats over a 90-second animated film he created that teaches viewers "how to speak Tea Bag."

Mark Fiore compares his predicament to that of Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, whose cartoon depicting the prophet Mohamed caused rioting across the Muslim world several years ago, and an attempt on his life last week.

"Muslim extremist, meet Tea Party extremist. Tea Party extremist, meet Muslim extremist," Fiore writes on his blog.

Fiore's video, which appeared on NPR's Web site, causing outrage from some conservative commentators, offers a tongue-in-cheek 90-second lesson in speaking like a tea bagger…

Inserted from <Raw Story>

Here is the video that inspired the death threats.


I found it both accurate and entertaining.

What do you think?


Stimpson said...

If the teabaggers hadn't kept hysterically and ignorantly shouting "socialism" and "Nazi" all the time, they wouldn't be so prone to Fiore's sharp wit.

Dave Dubya said...

I'm shocked, shocked, to see them dish it out and not be able to take it.

KayInMaine said...

Bah hahahahaha! Love Fiore's video! Thanks for posting it Tom. How are you by the way? Haven't talked to you in like forever! *waving*

Jerilyn Swiger LMT said...

"We're not crazy!. Take it back or I'll kill you!" That was a great video! I only wish I had thought of it first.

Lisa G. said...

Yeah, Dave, that's the problem with extremists; they are irony impaired.

And dammit, everyone keeps forgetting the Muslim part! How many times do I have to tell you people this????

Other than that, hilarious video.

TomCat said...

Well put, Stimpson. The it is their absurdity that makes it funny.

Dave, absolutists never can take it. Disagreement interferes with their 'freedom'.

Jeri, I'm sure if you take on the same topic, it will be hilarious.

Lisa, it wasn't me this time. :-D.

TomCat said...

Kay!! It's been years. I was offline and did not remember the name of your blog when I returned! You're on the blogroll now.