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Friday, January 31, 2014

The Bison Party

Doug M over at Knowledge is Power came up with the idea of the Bison Party.  SondraK has a bison as her current blog avatar.

Kinda makes sense when you think about it.  Big, powerful creatures who just want to be left alone and will absolutely fuck you up if you mess with them.

I'd like to see the Tea Party use this as their mascot...


Arthur said...

"Big, powerful creatures who just want to be left alone and will absolutely fuck you up if you mess with them."

That were butchered by the million.

I'd be happier if the avatars had miniguns and/or rocket launchers mounted to their humps and chewing 45-70GOV like cud.

Anonymous said...

I think that is one hell of a great idea, Dave, using the buffalo for a Tea Party mascot. (Where is Thomas Nast when we need him?) But, we must remember that if the Republican Party had been doing their job, we would not need the Tea Party.

BTW: The wood buffalo should be the mascot here, because they are so much larger than the bison that we see in Wyoming, both south of Gillette and in Yellowstone Park. Back in the 70s, the zoo in Denver had a wood buffalo. He must have been a good 2,000 pounds.


Ragin' Dave said...

Anything can be butchered by the millions if they encounter hostile people with guns. But I thought the mascot of a man pointing a gun at your face might not quite get as positive a review.

Gerry N. said...

The American Plains Bison would be a wonderful mascot for a political party. I would personally prefer it to be called "The Buffalo" party, but that's just me.

Gerry N.

Crotalus said...

What, no Revolutionary Rattlesnakes?

Mark Alger said...

Nah. Wolverine. Or the Honey Badger. As in "Honey Badger don't give a f^@%."


Ragin' Dave said...

I like the Wolverine, and the Rattlesnake. The Honey Badger is a bit faddish. I want a visual image that makes our intention known almost immediately. It's a visual representation of who we are. It needs to both carry our message and represent us at a glance.

Ragin' Dave said...

I'd also like to point out that while the jackass has been domesticated for centuries, and the elephant allows itself to be used for domestic work, you haven't ever seen a bison yoked to a plow.

There's got to be some symbolism in that.