Tim Eyman is a Horse's Ass
January 28, 2003 12:18 PM   Subscribe

BE IT RESOLVED, That the citizens of the State of Washington do hereby proclaim that Tim Eyman is a Horse's Ass. Tim Eyman, previously discussed on MeFi, is now the subject of Washington State Initiative 831. This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is democracy in action.
posted by josephtate (20 comments total)
I always wanted to do a let's put all his fucking tax cuts on his VISA card already initiative, myself.
posted by y2karl at 12:29 PM on January 28, 2003

Related Seattle P-I article.
posted by arielmeadow at 12:41 PM on January 28, 2003

Finally, an initiative I can fully support. It's too bad they have to settle for the relatively tepid "horse's ass." I could really get toned for verbiage like "a horrible fuck-dongle" or "a deathless goddamn woe-magnet."
posted by Skot at 12:52 PM on January 28, 2003

I was hoping for "self-aggrandizing scabby fuckwit" but this works okay for me. Seriously though, the initiative process sounds like a great idea, in principle, and is probably the right thing to do for sutff like "should we build a new stadium?" where you need popular support to get further funding, but letting people vote on every little bit of minutae of the budgeting, taxing, and cash-allocating role of our elected officials is actually not a good use of the process, especially in large cities like Seattle. This is an interesting way of going about showing this, but one that I support.
posted by jessamyn at 1:00 PM on January 28, 2003

Skot, the guy promoting this said in an interview that the original petition read "that Tim Eyman is an ass", but that was judged too rude for the ballot.

I'm going to register to vote just so I can check a big "yes" on this petition.
posted by Mars Saxman at 1:00 PM on January 28, 2003

Wow, that's kind of cool. Oregonians managed to take out Bill Sizemore with lawsuits, even though most of us who were in public school at the time and had to see our favorite teachers fired and our school buildings condemned for a combination of age and lack of maintenance wanted to take him out back behind a barn and intoduce him to our friend, Shot Gunn.
posted by SpecialK at 1:24 PM on January 28, 2003

Tim Eyman and Bill Sizemore need to be set adrift deep in the Pacific Ocean on a raft, with nothing but each other and two forks.

I would watch that on Fox. Then the survivor could marry an Alaskan bride who really isn't a millionaire, but is instead something very sharp and pointy. Like a fork.

The show will be called Forking Idiots.
posted by billder at 1:34 PM on January 28, 2003

More political theater like this, please.

So has Eyman given back the money he lied about?
posted by mediareport at 2:16 PM on January 28, 2003

You can see the text and pdf versions of the initiative on the Washington State legislature site.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:28 PM on January 28, 2003

billder - you owe me a keyboard!
posted by jazon at 2:51 PM on January 28, 2003

I like the little Javascript thingie were they show responses to email:

"Thank you, John and Gayle,
for the lovely Haiku. (Note:
'anus' has one u."

posted by y6y6y6 at 2:54 PM on January 28, 2003

There's little I can add to whatever's been said; but since Eyman's initiatives to slash taxes have all been supported by the voters by large margins, I wonder whether the best thing to do might be to go all the way, just eliminate all state spending and let the voters who went along with Eyman suffer the consequences--their garbage would never be picked up, their roads would never be repaired, etc.

Of course, I'm not serious, since really shutting down the state government would cost me my job (I teach at the University of Washington).
posted by Rebis at 2:54 PM on January 28, 2003

All I have to say is: Yay!
posted by daver at 3:34 PM on January 28, 2003

ooh, and now I can link the source of this:

Describing himself as "the token queer at West Valley High," Trent detailed his never-ending torment at the hands of the teenaged Eyman and his friends--including a public humiliation of near-Carrie proportions, in which the young gay Trent was made to compete, in front of the whole school, in a makeshift Dating Game, whose "girl" contestants were Tim Eyman and friends in drag.

Horse's ass and shockingly faggy former drag queen, too. Which is a slur on horses and drag queens everywhere, shockingly faggy or not.
posted by y2karl at 5:05 PM on January 28, 2003

Tim Eyman is a horrible, horrible man who has managed to trick the state into becoming a greedy mobocracy, not only when it comes to his initiatives, but when it comes to other initiatives, referendums, school levies, etc., as well. Now people say, "well, I'm going to vote to save myself money, and the government will have to shape up and become more efficient," instead of "does this matter deserve my support on its own merits or not?"

Also, the word accountability, which has become a litany under his watch, is bandied about and claimed to be a requisite without ever really being understood by anybody.

Plus, he embezzled contributions and had the cobbles to keep up his act, pretending to be the honest guy, demanding "accountability" from everybody but himself.

Man, I hate him. So, so much.
posted by Hildago at 5:07 PM on January 28, 2003

Tim Eyman and Bill Sizemore need to be set adrift deep in the Pacific Ocean on a raft, with nothing but each other and two forks.

Great concept, since they're both from the NW, let's throw in Lon Mabon and call it Fork a Trois. One fork and the economy size tube of KY.
posted by togdon at 6:10 PM on January 28, 2003

Yes, Lon belongs on that raft too. Fortunately, he's been marginalized here in Oregon.

economy size tube of KY

Of course, I mentally read that too fast as "economy tube the size of Kentucky".
posted by billder at 7:13 PM on January 28, 2003

That idea was taken from Canada!
A crazy rightwing - religious politician, Stockwell Day, wanted to be able to hold a country wide referendum on anything over 100,000 people believed in.
In response This Hour Has 22 Minutes set up a petition to have a referendum to force him to change his first name to Doris. They eventually got over 1 million people.
You can see the initial video clip here.
posted by Iax at 11:30 PM on January 28, 2003

Dang. I had hoped to get a social gathering devoid of extra-MeFi vibes happening here in Seattle, but this is too good to resist. My modest proposal: A picnic in Westlake "Park" for MeFolks. With petitions. Okay, perhaps too much, but there must be something we can do.

As an aside, it's a wee bit amusing that the teeming millions of MeFi find direct action by citizens to be not in the best interests of the people as a whole. Electoral College anyone?
posted by skyscraper at 11:59 PM on January 28, 2003

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