According to a post by Philip Bump on GristMill, a company called "Ovation" placed an ad on Craigslist (where only the best of the best advertise...) looking for volunteers willing to "stand behind speakers, elected officials, and celebrities" at a rally protesting the construction of wind turbines in England and Scotland.
Here's the text from the Craigslist ad which has since been pulled from the site:
Our firm needs 100 volunteers to attend and participate in a rally in front of the British Consulate/Embassy in Midtown Manhattan on the East Side on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 12 noon. The event is being held in order to protest wind turbines that are being built in Scotland and England. Your participation will be to ONLY stand next to or behind the speakers and elected officials/celebrities that will be speaking at the rally.
Who's behind this particular bovine excrement? No one is saying... But as a rule, if you follow the money you won't be led astray.
Twenty dollars an hour to stand around with misspelled signs is twenty dollars an hour more than teabaggers are being paid to do the same thing. That's the free market at work, isn't it? Conservative cranks should demand equal pay for equal work, and if the Koch Brothers don't step up to the plate with fair wages for their useful idiots, well, maybe the Tea Party should consider forming a union!