Dick Armey To Lead Nation In Mass Tea-Bagging; Barbara Bush Not Engaged

  • Congratulations to MSNBC's David Schuster for the best tea-bagging pun ever: "if you are planning simultaneous tea bagging all around the country, you're going to need a Dick Armey." Yes, yes, you do. [Huffington Post]
  • In case you missed it, today marks the day we become a nation of conservative-thinking tea-baggers protesting government spending. [The Hill]
  • Some veterans aren't happy about Republicans tea-bagging one another at memorial sites, but Republicans don't give a shit. Or a tea bag. [ThinkProgress]
  • President Barack Obama is feeling pretty mellow about it all after meeting yesterday with the Grateful Dead. [Washington Post]
  • He's not even sweating the new DHS report warning of growing right wing extremism, because he's not the one about to start tea-bagging. [Politico]
  • And he's cool with the apology he got from Arizona State University about their fuck-up in not awarding him an honorary degree. [Politico]
  • Less mellow is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who just found out that Republican House candidate Jim Tedisco is trying to get her absentee ballot thrown out because he doesn't care about cheating as long as he wins. [The Hill]
  • He's borrowing that attitude from former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich who — I'm not even fucking kidding, this is not an Onion story — has signed to appear on the reality TV show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here if the judge will let him travel. [Variety]
  • Yes, yes, another pirate attack. [Huffington Post]
  • Reports aside, former First Daughter Barbara Bush is not getting married. [People]