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Wee the people: Port-a-potty named for Pelosi
Tea partiers dedicate new thrones to Washington's 'imperial' leaders
Posted: June 22, 2009
8:55 pm Eastern
By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Enthusiastic tea partiers in Virginia have decided to give "imperial leaders" in Washington a seat of power they believe they truly deserve – a portable toilet throne.
Tea party organizer Karen Miner Hurd told WND her group is expecting between 3,000 and 5,000 people at the upcoming June 26 protest at Chesapeake City Park in Chesapeake, Va. While she is excited about the turnout, Hurd has a predicament: She must raise funds for 30 portable toilets on a shoe-string budget.
"How do you tell people you need money for bathrooms?" she asked. "Does that excite or inspire anybody? Not very much."
So Hurd asked taxpayers to sponsor commodes and name them with their least favorite politicians.
"It started growing, and once people started seeing the list of people who were named, I got more and more requests," she said. "People started to love it."
At a June 16 tea party, the group loaded 10 portable johns into trucks and paraded them through three cities – complete with names of politicians who they believe are trying to flush the nation down the toilet.
The "Don't Flush U.S." campaign was born.
Now she has asked the public to send in their nominations and help sponsor toilets for the next party by sending donations. The following are just a few of the names 34 currently under consideration:
- Nancy Pelosi's Throne
- McCain, John
- U.S. Congress – Our #2 Problem
- ACORN john (Always Cr-ppy, Offensive, Rotten, Noxious)
- I.R.S. john – Eliminate it!
- "Porky Little Projects" john
- Royal Pain in the Tax
- Office of Tim Geitner's Accountant
- Harry Reid's Throne
- Eric "toilet paper" Holder
- Marxist Government Think Tank
- Federal Depository
"The names are of people who have horribly abused taxpayer money or people who have betrayed us. We have some Republicans listed," Hurd said. "Some people like Nancy Waters, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the Murtha john and the Kerry john were pretty self-evident, we felt."
Hurd said the campaign has chosen not to use references to President Obama.
"We were very careful about that. We don't even mention him remotely," she said. "He is the president, and we respect the office."
The following video is of a similar but smaller parade held on June 12 in Armada. The toilets are taken to tea parties to accommodate thousands of protesters.
And how can politicians avoid having their names plastered on a toilet and paraded through town?
"For those interested in avoiding being on the 'honor' roll on the Don't Flush U.S. site, you can do so by promoting free enterprise, staying within the boundaries of the Constitution, self-limiting your political career by not running for eternal office, avoiding excessive regulation of liberties, exercising good governance, going on a permanent pork-fast, and using common sense," the group's website states.
"Abolishing the I.R.S. and repealing the 16th Amendment will provide permanent immunity from ever being nominated for a throne."
Hurd says she is simply giving taxpayers an outlet for their frustrations with government.
"They are all acting like kings and queens in D.C., and we just thought we would make it official and give them a throne," she said. "Every time you go, you can send a message."