Today's punchline is the excessive spin. The actual story starts here with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (the only legitimate news organization I see referenced covering the meeting). It then gets covered by someone in the conservative blogosphere who is anxious to spin it. Notice how the collection of arrests in the Post-Dispatch included reporters, and possibly a union member. Then when the same people were referenced in the blog entry it becomes a collection of union members.
And then when my friend picks it up and runs with it, it becomes "ZOMG! Iz teh Fascist!". Notice how automatically as the spin accelerates the union members are automatically Obama supporters in the same way that NRA members are automatically leaders of the Dick Cheney fan club.
I guess we may be able to call this "dark humor" from my friend. It isn't as funny as the bogus birth certificate he posted earlier, but it is still pretty amusing. This is like following up a Leslie Neilsen movie with Dr. Strangelove.
So thank you again, friend. You did a nice job of taking the edge off the end of the week.