Friday, January 11, 2008

OMG THEY CENSORED RON PAUL FROM THE REPUBLICAN SANDCASTLE!!!


A security guard patrols the perimeter around a sand sculpture depicting U.S. Republican presidential candidates outside the location of the Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina January 10, 2008. They are (L-R) former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ). REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008


I think we have a winner in the Best Use of Metaphor category: a fragile construct surrounded by armed guards, but even the armed guards can't prevent the forces of nature from eventually making it crumble into dust Works for me! Also, ha ha ha ha ha:


(AP Photo)

OK, so I have this friend who is a total, like, old-fashioned Republican guy, the kind they call paleoconservatives, right? This guy totally is in a think tank, used to be a lobbyist, blah, blah, blah... but anyway! He was just laughing about Fred Thompson; laughing until his sides hurt. Because Fred Thompson is just such a laughable loser. It was fun sharing that moment with him. LOL. But, OK, back to the sand castles. Hmmm... can we fit any more ironic symbols into this scene? Of course! Throw in a bemasked Hillary supporter:



(Above and below, Reuters)




ALL HAIL THE GIANT BULBOUS SAND HEADS! YAY!

20 comments:

RandyH said...

Keith Olbermann just covered this and described the Fred Thompson head as Darth Vader when we saw him without the helmet. I never thought about it much but that is what he looks like.

Matty Boy said...

Olmec? Toltec? The pre-Columbian stuff was a lot better than this.

In the last picture there are six heads, but they only list five names in the caption. Is it Duncan Hunter? Alan Keyes? Please, Princess, inquiring minds want to know!

Major Mel Funkshun said...

That is Ron Paul on the very far right end
http://www.zubby.com/user/blogs/view/name_randyzlobec/id_1378/title_myrtle-beach-south-carolina-welcomes-the/

sfmike said...

I may have to stop golfing if this what Myrtle Beach has come to.

Matty Boy said...

Thanks for the link to zubby, major mel. You get a much better look at the facial expressions.

In particular, Romney appears to be in the midst of a serious constipation problem while Thompson might be dozing off during a beejay.

Yay, democracy and art!

fratdudes4u said...

It's said that anyone would spent time building this, but sadder still that Ron Paul was excluded.

When reducing taxes, wasteful government spending, reducing government interference in our private lives, and ending the war in Iraq are considered radical and far right propsals, then there is no hope for this country --- or its sheep-like "citizens". You get the government you deserve ... and receive the consequences that flow from your decisions. Good luck with that!

fortboise said...

Thompson looks almost Buddha-like. I hope the Taliban don't know about this sculpture, they might come after it.

dguzman said...

Oh, Princess--a fitting metaphor for the repug party indeed. I'm sure they sprayed some sort of lacquer-fixative on the faces, just like they do in real life.

Lulu Maude said...

McCain looks sort of like John Paul II... intentional?

J said...

They will need a really high tide to clean up that mess.

Anonymous said...

Hmm...

...slingshot...

...water balloons.

Anybody got the skills to do a back-of-the-envelope calculation on how far away you could be without the balloons rupturing under the launch stresses?

WeeeeeeeeeeeeeSPLOT!

Anonymous said...

A good water balloon slingshot ( three person model...) can toss a 3" balloon over 200 yards.

Dr, Wu said...

Matthew 7:24-27: "Therefore everyone who hears these words of
mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his
house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the
winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because
it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these
words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish
man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams
rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."

Perhaps Mike Huckabee can explain to his colleagues the significance of this passage vis-a-vis the sand castle, and/or vis-a-vis post-1980 Movement Conservatism. Let's just say that when the tide comes in, it's going to fun to watch both of them collapse.

Zeno said...

So when does the Democratic tide come in?

Anonymous said...

"So when does the Democratic tide come in?"

It has already begun.

Anonymous said...

maybe the global warming-driven rise in ocean tides will rise up and wash this away.

Dreux said...

if you look look at this arrangement from a sattelite you can see that all these little sand sculptures make up a meta image of ronald reagan,weeping and spinning at high rpm....

karenzipdrive said...

Helicopters should swoop down over that "sculpture" nice and low.

DoktorN said...

Rudy's resemblance to Nosferatu is unmistakable here. But all of these guys look like zombies, vampires, or ghouls. Truth in advertising.

tomlaw said...

I think Rudy looks more like one of those James Bond movie bad guys with scary teeth.

DO NOT TAUNT HAPPY SAND FACE