Posts Tagged ‘banners

07
Jul
13

Signs of the Times?

My rusty old brain is 98.27% sure I posted these pics before…. did I? 😕

I took them when I arrived for the We Are One concert in DC, two days before President Obama’s 2009 inauguration (Pete Souza need have no fears, his job is safe) – I’m sure lots of you saw the same, or similar, when you went to election rallies.

The funniest thing was the reaction of the crowd to the nutters, who were charmingly abusive, not least that of my sports nut pal who was especially upset by ‘sports nuts’ featuring on the banner between ‘porno freaks’ and ‘drunks’.

Was she as offended by, say, the ‘baby killing women’ and ‘Homos’ references? “‘Yeah! Of course! But WTF?! Sports nuts?!” (As a sports nut, I felt her pain).

Any way, it kinda struck me today, especially after seeing the photo in the post below, that back in January 2009 we could dismiss these people as freaks …. now, you know, it’s beginning to feel like this level of insanity and hate is the ‘conservative’ mainstream.

All that was missing from the banners was a racist slur or two, and a call for the Voting Rights Act to be shredded.

But, yep, ‘mainstream’ insanity and hate, 2013 style.

07
Jun
12

Fired up!

President Barack Obama’s supporters cheer near a house where he is holding a campaign event in Los Angeles, June 7

13
Jan
11

honest, i’m trying to be civil to this blog’s tea party guests…..

….but it’s just really, really hard to take these people seriously:

😐

(More here and here)

02
Jan
11

the president loves/hates israel/palestine (delete according to your prejudices)

Protesters hold signs supporting Palestine as President Obama’s motorcade leaves the compound where he and his family are staying in Kailua, Hawaii

Meanwhile….

A protester holds a sign during a demonstration in New York City a few months back

Confused? Me too.

30
Oct
10

the signs are good. actually, they’re sublime.

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The Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, DC, October 30

Compare and contrast

12
Sep
10

err……

23
Aug
10

teabaggers spell it out

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From the ever wonderful Morons With Signs




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