See that picture to your left? That was supposed to be the rope and pitchfork crowd in Washington on Saturday. Pretty impressive, huh? Except there is one little problem: The picture is a fake. Yep, just like the phony ass tea bag movement that the perpetrators who descended on Washington claimed to represent. A bunch of frauds, just like the pictures they were circulating that's supposed to represent the crowds they had. I say were because the jig is up.
According to ABC News, the D.C. fire department (they should know) reported that there was between 60,000 to 70,000 people in Washington on Saturday, protesting Obama's health care plan. The organizers of the protest, on the other hand, claims that there were over a million people. In fact, to be more specific; they claim that ABC News said that there were over a million people. Not. It turns out that Matt Kibble, one of the protest organizers, is a liar. -Where is Joe Wilson when you need him?-People like this and my man Matt, should really lay off my country's national plant.
Look, I know how important numbers are to these movements. I was at the Million Man March, and the folks who organized that march made a big deal about the park services under reporting the numbers. This happens every time there is a planned protest in Washington. For obvious reasons organizers always want to inflate their numbers. But photoshop? Come on wingnuts, I know you all are desperate, but this latest ploy is a bit lame.
Finally, I can't finish blogging tonight without talking about my boy, Kanye.
What he did was crass boorish and discourteous, and most of you reading this would not have done what he did. (Myself included.) But isn't it nice to know that there is someone out there who will? Hey, I am just glad that we have at least one crazy Negro running around who will shake up the status quo. The fact that he has fuck you money makes it even sweeter.
Besides, who didn't know that MTV doesn't care about black people?