Inside a Hate Group Think Tank

Anti-Intellectual Tour de Force
posted Jan 19, 2010
THE TACOMIC - Inside a Hate Group Think Tank (tacoma, olympia, tea party express, hate groups, racist nazi bus)
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The idea for this cartoon came to me as the family and I were walking the Snake Lake nature trail and I spotted an expended condom in the marsh. I had been haunted by this Democracy Now broadcast about the conservative Tea Party Express movement so maybe the Snake Lake encounter with human waste was the divine spark. No matter where you live you'll always have to deal with idiots OR as my hero Frank Zappa once said "To me, absurdity is the only reality."

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by NineInchNachos on 1/19/2010 @ 12:07am
"It’s not so surprising to see a Republican introduce far-right-wing legislation, but it is a little stunning to see the entire Republican caucus embrace the fringe constitutional theories of the Tenther movement, and with so little thought or hesitation."

by L.S.Erhardt on 1/19/2010 @ 4:13am
Dude, Cthulu needs no think tank.

by panachronic on 1/19/2010 @ 6:45am
Wow. Just... wow.

And more than just a little ironic, too.

by fredo on 1/19/2010 @ 8:43am
Well of course you'd find a used condom at "snake" lake.

by NineInchNachos on 1/19/2010 @ 11:05am
You want Irony? Cthulu is allergic to ACORNs

by morgan on 1/19/2010 @ 11:30am
Love the ReStore ad!

by The Jinxmedic on 1/19/2010 @ 12:18pm
It's page four of next month's CLAWzine!
(supporting local business through comic endorsements)

by NineInchNachos on 1/19/2010 @ 12:34pm
did you know you can buy an ad in the TACOMIC description ? contact me today!

by NineInchNachos on 1/21/2010 @ 8:46pm
hey panachronic I suppose i'd be distraught too if I found out the movement I supported was created by a bunch of god-damn cthulu-loving-cult bastards. But maybe now that you know the truth, you can join me along with the forces of light to rid the world once and for all of ancient alien evil. Only working together against the cosmic horror will we keep hold of our sanity.

Long live the free men of earth!

by fredo on 1/21/2010 @ 9:22pm
Judging from the success the tea bag movement had in the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts they really aren't the fringe group depicted in Mr. Anderson's humorous drawing. The fringe group is the liberals who feel the need to genuflect every time they hear President Obama's name.

by NineInchNachos on 1/21/2010 @ 9:47pm
LA LA LA LA I can't understand what you're talking about.. . HMMM HMMM HMM speak English you're in america now.

by NineInchNachos on 1/21/2010 @ 9:49pm
hey aren't you supposed to be in a FEMA re-education camp? you had better report yourself, comrade.

by Mofo from the Hood on 1/21/2010 @ 10:55pm
Oh man, that's funny stuff Fredo...Genuflect.

Equally funny, She wrote about the Republican who won Kennedy's seat.

by NineInchNachos on 1/22/2010 @ 8:32am
think i found the next tacomic topic:

by fredo on 1/22/2010 @ 8:55am
NIN that would be OK for tacomic. May i suggest however that a better image would be a parody of the Scott Brown centerfold from Cosmopolitan magazine.

by NineInchNachos on 1/22/2010 @ 9:16am
Man how can you pass up a nightmare supreme court decision link to university place connection!? wonkette already hammered the scott brown naked slut jokes...

by fredo on 1/24/2010 @ 10:23am
NIN, I'm looking forward to your Supreme Court tacomic. I hope it will provide an interesting insight into othe complexity of the human condition without making white people look evil.

by Non Sequitur on 1/24/2010 @ 11:08am
I thought this was a pro-hate comic.

Shame on you, NIN for such a thing.

by NineInchNachos on 1/24/2010 @ 2:08pm
this is a pro-human comic. The teabaggers are just brain-dead puppets of THE CONSPIRACY or one world government corporation that is about to buy every politician in the USA.

by Mofo from the Hood on 1/25/2010 @ 12:19am
If there's any continuity to that sci-fi gathering at the table, it's that they're all pro-Western Civilization.

The cultural evolution of Western man---scientific achievement, creativity in the arts, moral values and codes---has been under attack for decades.

Look around at contemporary instances. A casual search of the internet will reveal enemies of all stripes.

The "Hate Group Think Tank" table is curiously lacking two very common anti-Western types: The self-appointed anti-patriarchy "Spiritual Guide" who offers a confused & distorted mixture of world-religions "wisdom." The second type is the ever-insidious Feminist who preaches non-cooperation and a utopian social system where women can achieve physical and emotional evolution by convincing themselves that men are the cause of everything that is wrong with the world.

Still got room at the table? Here come the neighbors---yoga-loving, all-is-one, look within to your divine-self, anti-patriarchy atheists...

by NineInchNachos on 1/25/2010 @ 8:37am
those are some potent potable quacks there in your list mofo; however, I'm not sure they've jumped on the teabagger bandwagon yet. we should all keep watch though.

your comments are always enjoyable. Thanks!

by Mofo from the Hood on 1/25/2010 @ 11:17am
If the Tea Party has anything that it hates, that one thing is the tendency of some government officials to distance themselves from the power of the majority so as to generate policies fit only for a dehumanized citizenry.

Case in point: Health Care Reform. Do you really want decisions about your life made by a remote official panel who calculates your human worth according to actuary tables?

by fredo on 1/25/2010 @ 11:57am
Here's a funny news story which tends to show that not all fringe groups are hateful:

The American Nazi Party is now participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program.

by NineInchNachos on 1/25/2010 @ 12:19pm
Personally, I want my healthcare to be something I don't even have to think about... operating in the background static like, Tacoma Power, Tacoma Water... a utility.

If you want to talk dehumanized citizenry you're talking the language of corporate nonpersonhood. Unlike the bulk of the teabagger movement, these corporations are not dumb.

The corporations are playing your minuteman xenophobia like a plastic harmonica in a crackerjack box.

by NineInchNachos on 1/25/2010 @ 12:45pm

CLAW open swim ROBOT DRAWING CONTEST: 7:30 pm @ Mandolin Cafe WEDNESDAY... All robot drawings will be AUCTIONED OFF SOMEWHERE to raise money for the secular AMERICAN RED CROSS.


by dolly varden on 1/25/2010 @ 12:50pm
Fredo, are you really saying that if Nazis pick up litter that means they're not a hate group?

by Mofo from the Hood on 1/25/2010 @ 12:53pm
Informed, compassionate health care and hospitals resulted from long years of achievement by the initiated by the Catholic Church.

It's still an embarassment to the government today that the Church provides more beds for AIDS patients than any other organization. Likewise, who else but the Church speaks in terms of human dignity of the unborn. And let's not forget the concept and development of Church orphanages.

The Church has a conscience, informed by the Bible. Romans 13 states plainly that the Church is to obey the government, but only up to the point that government coerces the Church to disobey the Bible. Governments (and corporations), especially the current federal administration, operate according to pragmatic methodologies.

If health care reforms pass that conflict with Church doctrine, is the U.S. ready for the closure of Catholic hospitals, orphanages, and a multitude of other social services?

Obedience to the authority of government relies on coercion and fear. Obedience to the authority of God relies on love.

by NineInchNachos on 1/25/2010 @ 2:06pm
Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “…those who disrupt the free flow of information in our society, or in any other, pose a threat to our economy, our government and our civil society.”

by NineInchNachos on 1/25/2010 @ 4:36pm
to the haters, bill moyers FTW

by fredo on 1/25/2010 @ 11:29pm
National Council La Raza-Mexican advocacy=good
NAACP-African American advocacy=good

Groups which advocate for caucasians=haters

by dolly varden on 1/26/2010 @ 8:54am
Wow, Fredo, until now I thought you were just a cranky, clumsily provocative anti-tax libertarian, not somebody who can't distinguish between groups that have a history of promoting genocide and minority advocacy groups that advocate for equal rights and fight a legacy -- at the very least -- of brutal discrimination. And that legacy was suffered at the hands of society at large, but especially at the hands of "groups which advocate for caucasians." Yikes.

by panachronic on 1/26/2010 @ 9:32am
Somebody help me out here. Please explain:

Where is the racism in the TEA Party message?

Why does anybody think it is OK to libel the TEA Party with this sort of false and vicious rhetoric?

Does R.R. really think he is claiming the moral high ground here???

by NineInchNachos on 1/26/2010 @ 10:02am
the story was on democracy now so it must be true:

RICK ROWLEY: Exploiting America's racial fault line helps white nationalists impact mainstream politics. It also helps conservative talk-show hosts get viewers.

GLENN BECK: This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture. This guy is, I believe, a racist.

I feel like President Obama is just saying, you know what?

RICK ROWLEY: For years, the anti-immigration movement was the vehicle of choice for white nationalists looking for an impact on public policy.

GLENN BECK: Why don't you just set us on fire? Do you not hear the cries of people who are saying 'Stop!'?

TEA PARTY EXPRESS ANNOUNCER: All aboard the Tea Party Express.

RICK ROWLEY: But since Barack Obama's election, conservative media figures have helped launch a new populist movement that white nationalists see as their best chance in decades to cross over into mainstream American politics.


RICK ROWLEY: Calling themselves 'Tea Party Patriots,' installing themselves as new American revolutionaries, conservative activists have descended by the thousands on town halls, state capitols and in Washington, DC. The tea party movement claims it has nothing to do with racism, but at rallies across the country, race is never far below the surface.

TEA PARTY PATRIOT 1: Coming to a clinic near you.

TEA PARTY PATRIOT 2: And I think the guy's a racist. I mean, you know, he's talking about how he's going to bring this country together. If he gets us any more together, we're going to kill each other.

TEA PARTY PATRIOT 3: What's the difference between the Cleveland Zoo and the White House? The zoo has an African lion, and the White House has a lyin' African.

JACQUIE SOOHEN: But do you think Obama is a real American?

TEA PARTY PATRIOT 3: No, I do not.

TEA PARTY PATRIOT 4: I do believe that he's trying to change the country in his own image, whatever his image is.

by fredo on 1/26/2010 @ 12:26pm
"cranky and clumsily provocative" dolly

I'm sure there are writers who could express conservative views better than I. However, with the exception of Panachronic and Mofo, there really aren't any such voices on feedtacoma.

Should we applaud the Nazis? No, I don't think so. Neither should we applaud the NAACP and Council la Raza. These are all racist organizations by definition. And let's stop vilifying white people, OK?

Hey and for people who hate the teabaggers: this grassroots movement with little organization or funding just succeeded in moving the electorate to replace Ted Kennedy's long-time democratic seat with an unknown Republican. Maybe the teabaggers aren't as fringy as you might wish.

by NineInchNachos on 1/26/2010 @ 12:57pm
Fredo I think you are unwittingly backing up the premise of this cartoon... that teabaggers are pro-whitey fringe groups poking into the mainstream. This may appear to be grassroots, but I say it is more like AstroTurf.

I do not believe for one second that they had a major role in MA... perhaps a convenient face in the media narrative... but in reality?

by panachronic on 1/26/2010 @ 1:12pm
So, NIN... are you are copping to racism? Sure looks like it.

by NineInchNachos on 1/26/2010 @ 1:19pm
I am able to recognize racist hate groups. yes.

by panachronic on 1/26/2010 @ 1:20pm
You are unhinged.

by NineInchNachos on 1/26/2010 @ 1:21pm
and No, you can't have your country back.

by L.S.Erhardt on 1/26/2010 @ 9:27pm
All y'alls take this sh*t too seriously.

In case anyone forgot, the politics in this country are a sham, designed to distract you from who's really running the show.

by NineInchNachos on 1/26/2010 @ 10:43pm

by marumaruyopparai on 1/27/2010 @ 12:16am
". . .a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture"

God I love Glen Beck, he's almost enough to make me want to purchase an expanded cable package. "the white culture", priceless.

We whites are a proud people, we won't stand for this continued marginalization of our cultural values. Go Fox News.

by marumaruyopparai on 1/27/2010 @ 12:49am
I think the entire Tea Bag movement stems from an inner conflict shared by many conservatives who are in denial of their true sexual identity. Sexual frustration typically causes people to lash out irrationally, indignation over politics is just an outlet, a symptom of a deeper, underlying frustration.

Maybe if conservatives relaxed their criteria defining morality and decency, middle aged white guys choking on shame over unwanted sexual urges wouldn't need to scrawl hate-filled rhetoric on poster boards and throw giant tea parties on public streets. . . or solicit sex in airport restrooms using esoteric sign language.

Just sayin'. Hopefully I haven't disgraced my rich, white, cultural heritage.

by Mofo from the Hood on 1/27/2010 @ 9:00am
Few things would satisfy political leaders more than a citizenry that is self-absorbed with any and all types of carnal diversion.

Go ahead and distract your mind with anything but critical thinking. Meanwhile the real power brokers are producing a world that funnels all rights to true knowledge and material wealth to a sector of population that neo-hedonists will never be part of or understand.

by dolly varden on 1/27/2010 @ 11:05am
I nominate this whole thread for "Most Disturbing Feed Tacoma Thread Ever." Layers upon layers of conspiracy theory!

by NineInchNachos on 1/27/2010 @ 11:29am
dolly varden, haven't you read the thread where fredo offers throax a free foreign bride? I'd say this one is here is par for the course.

by fredo on 1/27/2010 @ 11:44am
These discussions are great fun, I didn't read anything disturbing.

But for those who like blogs of the softer variety you shouldn't have any trouble finding a rousing discussion regarding Tacoma's cupcakes or chalk art scene.

by Mofo from the Hood on 1/27/2010 @ 11:54am
No conspiracy theories dolly varden; not here.

The world is controlled by a politically transparent elite comprised of mixed-race LBGT vegetarian environmentalist pagan peace-lovin' socialist feminist bicyclists.

Their goal: Personal self-expression.

by NineInchNachos on 1/27/2010 @ 12:24pm
ferreting out comments like these (see mofo above) is what motivates me to draw Tacomics.

by panachronic on 1/27/2010 @ 1:27pm
These discussions are great fun, I didn't read anything disturbing.

"Disturbing" is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose. For myself, I'd have to say "offended" is a little closer to the truth. And "disappointed", too, that R.R. feels no duty to truth as he crafts his otherwise excellent satire, which I have always enjoyed up to now.

by marumaruyopparai on 1/27/2010 @ 1:52pm
Was the Nazi the last straw Panachronic? It was the Nazi wasn't it? Nobody likes a Nazi. . .or wait, maybe it was Pat Robertson. . .was it Pat Robertson? Pretty sure nobody wan't to be lumped together with him either. Anyway, you said it yourself, it's just satire, just good ol' fashioned American satire.

Anyway, seems a little overly defensive for someone who advocates for grown adults throwing tea parties, seems a little juvenile.

by marumaruyopparai on 1/27/2010 @ 1:55pm

Yo man, I'm down with the conspiracy you dig? I've been paying attention, I've been tuning in to the Jack Van Impe Ministries telecast every sunday night, I know the stakes here. Last Sunday he gave a shout out to your man Bishop Sheen, so I'm pretty sure he's credible.

Fight the power, Jesus is comin'!

by marumaruyopparai on 1/27/2010 @ 2:09pm
What I've had a hard time understanding is how conservatives and faith-based Bush supporters can all be so pro-debt yet anti-tax. Nobody on the conservative side of the fence seemed to give a rat's ass when Bush was digging us deeper and deeper into pit of debt with stupid decisions made in the name of terror, but as soon the prospect of having to actually pay for services the government provides begins to loom, people are all, "whoa, hey there now, not so fast."

by panachronic on 1/27/2010 @ 2:20pm
Anyway, you said it yourself, it's just satire, just good ol' fashioned American satire.

Sometimes there's a damned fine line between satire and douchbaggery.

by Mofo from the Hood on 1/27/2010 @ 3:05pm
That would be Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen:

This site is for the folks who appreciate wit and humour and solid Biblical theology from a Ph.D. who taught university philosophy for 25 years. Author and T.V. show host too.

This is the guy who will tell you what to hate and what to love.

by NineInchNachos on 1/27/2010 @ 3:58pm
I would like to apologize to anyone offended by my very silly cartoon who thinks i'm calling them a cabbage-sucking nazi. I think it is wrong and hurtful when you call someone a nazi... even neo nazi minutemen hillbillies who scribble hitter mustaches on the first mixed race president of the united states of america.

If you cant say anything nice don't say anything at all.


ps. welcome back marumaruyopparai!!

by NineInchNachos on 9/30/2010 @ 3:13pm
here is a Matt Taibbi rant full of LOLz

by daubermaus on 9/30/2010 @ 3:45pm
Good article!

Here's a couple more:

by The Jinxmedic on 9/30/2010 @ 4:14pm
Dang. I had forgotten how vile and full of hate this Tacomic was.

by NineInchNachos on 9/30/2010 @ 4:25pm
it totally fits with that entertaining Taibbi rant! and it's cool I apologized !

by The Jinxmedic on 9/30/2010 @ 4:59pm
I know. That's cool.

Just some fair warning- I think think that I am going to satirize this particular Tacomic. (Besides, I always wanted to give a try at your distinctive "loose pencil" style)

Mwuh hah hahahahaha!

by NineInchNachos on 9/30/2010 @ 7:52pm
Please sir, let the 'dialog' begin!

by daubermaus on 10/1/2010 @ 4:23pm

by NineInchNachos on 10/1/2010 @ 4:36pm
Nice one, yours?