This, folks, is what kind of monster America has created with the so-called Tea Pary. Jesus tapdancin’ Christ.
The God-fearin’ patriots (read: grumpy old toads) of Fountain Hills, AZ have decided to rise up against the evil socialist government invasion of their privacy and right to choose. That is, they’re pissed that their (elected) community leaders have chosen to begin a recycling program and to have a single trash service come pick up their curbside crap.
These people are literally insane. That’s no exaggeration — read this article and see if you don’t agree. Comparing recycling to Big Brother and socialism? What utter horseshit!
A Valley community’s decision to change the way trash is picked up provided further proof of how deeply the nation’s anti-government, “tea party”-fueled sentiment is running.
A decision by the Fountain Hills Town Council to hire a single trash hauler and begin a curbside recycling program has been met with angry protests from residents who accuse town leaders of overstepping their bounds and taking a leap toward socialism.
Some even likened it to “Obamacare” for garbage, calling it “trashcare.”
So now they’re linking this stuff to Obamacare? Christ, people, get a grip on something other than your canes and your guns.
An Arizona website affiliated with the Alexandria, Va.,-based Campaign for Liberty, azc4l.com, features an intimidating, cigar-chomping man standing in front of the town’s famous fountain next to a story about the issue.
And last week, a flier was circulated around Fountain Hills with an ominous icon and the phrase, “The Hills Will Have Eyes,” and that claimed the “Fountain Hills Green Police” checked residents’ garbage and recyclables, and as a result, “you are wanted for questioning.”
Seriously, people? Do you feel the same way about the local fire station? I say cut ’em off from fire and trash services, see how secure they feel then.
On Thursday, a divided council approved a five-year contract with Allied Waste Services to be the single hauler and begin a recycling program. Residents currently can choose among five haulers and the town has no curbside recycling.
That single issue generated a nearly five-hour public hearing and council debate that went past midnight.
Fountain Hills Mayor Jay Schlum believes the angry reaction, which also included e-mails to the mayor and council, was fueled by this year’s election.
“I don’t think people would have been as on edge had it not been following one of the more volatile elections we’ve had in our country’s history, at least as far as I’ve been around,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean what they brought up isn’t valid or anything. It just added more heat to those arguments.”
Peter Bardow, an opponent, said the issue isn’t about politics, but about taking away his and other residents’ right to choose their own trash hauler. “I feel like you’re forcing homeowners-association regulation and homeowners-association enforcement on me,” he said.
Fountain Hills is home to two tea-party groups – Fountain Hills Tea Party and Fountain Hills Tea Party Patriots.
I love how Fountain Hills has not one but TWO Tea Party groups. I hope a fistfight breaks out.
Many opponents were energized by this week’s election in which Republicans made significant gains in congressional and state races. They related the local proposal to what they see as increasing government control under President Barack Obama’s administration.
The Fountain Hills Tea Party posted this announcement on its website in advance of Thursday’s meeting: “7 people will decide who will provide your trash collection services and take away your ability to choose that on your own. If you don’t like government telling you what to do, show up at the meeting and voice your opposition. If it’s not broken, don’t let government try to fix it.”
Shit, you’d think they were saying that 7 people had control over their childrens’ healthcare or something. Basically they don’t want to recycle, that’s all it boils down to. To the knobs on the right wing, recycling and environmental concerns are part of the socialist liberal Satanic angenda!