Garrison Keillor Sneers at Patriotic Bikers

On Memorial Day, Rolling Thunder bikers tipped their hats to America’s heroes with a patriotic roll through the nation’s capital. Public radio’s Garrison Keillor turned up his nose in disgust:

A patriotic bike rally is sort of like a patriotic toilet-papering or patriotic graffiti; the patriotism somehow gets lost in the sheer irritation of the thing.

Anything patriotic is going to irritate moonbats like Keillor, who dismisses the bikers as “fat men with ponytails” and even accuses them of not showing their support “in a more tangible way” in Iraq — as if most of them weren’t vets, apparently unlike Keillor himself. He sniffs that if the patriots really “cared about the war dead,” they would be at home reading books.

According to Keillor, the “vulgarity” of patriotism “squats on you like an enormous toad,” leaving a person exposed to it depressed for hours. Fortunately Keillor was able to escape into the National Gallery, where he found relief by gazing profoundly upon drab but highly cultured European paintings.

Keillor is why it would be better to flush a dollar down the toilet than let the government steal a penny for public radio.

Patriotism squats on Keillor like a fellow toad.

On a tip from Oiao. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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