Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Teabaggers caucus with Skeletor, devise plan to win hearts & minds

Hey, it turns out Joe the Unlicensed Plumber is still alive! We have a confirmed sighting! He's getting on board with other Teabaggers to take a principled stand against anti-puppy mill legislation in Missouri. No, read it's not a stand against puppy mills. It's a stand against legislation intended to shut down puppy mills.
Well, according to the Alliance For Truth, the main force behind the anti-Prop B movement, there is something much more nefarious afoot (er, apaw) in the HSUS measure. The Alliance For Truth claims that the HSUS has a "radical agenda" and is "misleading the public with its intentions on Prop B. The society seeks only to raise the cost of breeding dogs, making it ever-more difficult for middle-class American families to be dog-owners."

Anita Andrews from Alliance For Truth told TPM that it's a "deceptive, lying bill" that is "trying to purposefully get rid of the breeders." The state of Missouri, she said, has been given a bad rap as "the puppy mill capitol" of the U.S. but "in truth we have the best ribbon breeders in the country." And, Andrews said, the state already has anti-cruelty laws on the books.

"They don't like animals," she said of the Humane Society of the United States.

I see the potential for a real movement-builder here. It can cut across ideological lines, because everybody loves corporate pet stores and puppy mills.

Tea Party 2010: Fuck Puppies. Yeah, That's Right. Fuck 'em.

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