I was in Washington, DC today and attended Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally. I didn’t know what I was getting into two months ago when my mom asked me if I would meet her in DC for a “veterans’ memorial event” and I agreed. Both of my grandparents on her side of the family were WWII vets and, not bothering to look up the event, I just assumed it would be a boring speech by a general or something. Needless to say, I was stunned when I realized that she’s tricked me into attending a tea party rally led by one of the most hateful bigots in the media.
But I’m the kind of person who will try to make the best out of any situation, and walking to the Lincoln Memorial from the Arlington Cemetery subway stop, I passed this couple that gave me an idea of just how to do this…
They were posing for a picture for someone else, and I just kind of walked by and snapped one too, wondering to myself how much the people who made those t-shirts profited from this rally.
Then I started to notice more and more people with full-on tea bagger gear, so I made it my mission to photograph T-shirts with the most idiotic things I could find on them.The closer I got to the stage, the better (read: more absurd, unbelievable) they got.
If “Jesus Is The Standard!” doesn’t that make you and everyone else sub par?
Shirt: “Do you miss me now?” (O is George W’s face)
Hat: “FIRE PELOSI”
No, and no thank you.
“Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem.” Pretty ironic slogan for a group of people trying to weasel their way into positions of power in the government. I guess it’s only a problem when you don’t have the power.
Wow, I didn’t know YOU did all that creation stuff? Nice work, you’ve got a lot of fans at this rally.
I’ve never lied so hard in my life as I did when I complimented this guy’s shirt so I could get this pic.
A walking enforcer of Godwin’s Law…
“Truth is hate to those who hate the truth.” I’ll bet you thought you were being clever with this one, but you should have just had “I’m a bigot” printed on there. Same message, more concise. Probably would have saved a few bucks at the printer.
The OTHER periodic table.
Glenn Beck peek-a-boo.
Living in New York City in the lovely bubble of educated, liberal people I’ve surrounded myself with, I forget that people like this exist sometimes. This rally wan an intense reminder that not only do they exist, they represent an extremely large proportion of the population.