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February 22, 2011


I can't describe how respectful and polite the folks are at this event. Your photos caught it perfectly.

Peaceful assembly, petitioning government to redress grievances---this is it.

People in trouble take care of each other.


Thanks for the pictures. The world needs to see this as it really is.


Jude, don't lie. That looks like one fuckin' violent game of chess. The brutality!! The brutality!!

And as for neatly stacked pizza boxes, well . . . some of them were leaning a bit. I'm sure knocked aside in a bit of thuggery, no doubt.

Also, I hate to mention it, but I think that someone missed a spot on the floor.

In all seriousness, y'all are in my thoughts (and although I know you hate it) prayers. Jesus was a great socialist. He was always giving away food and healthcare.

If anything, I'm now convinced that's the part of the book that's closest to the truth, because that's exactly what's gone on here for the last week.

Little known fact: Steinbeck based The Grapes Of Wrath on a series of articles he wrote as a journalist covering the Dust Bowl migrants in California. I'm from California, one of my best friends was the granddaughter of the Okies. Her grandmother actually lived in one of those government camps. The story where the police try to slip some troublemakers in to start a fight at a camp dance, so they can come in and shut down the camp? It's a true story. That really happened.

And as I mentioned on Scout's post below, we're seeing a similar plan underway in Wisconsin. Tea Party assholes have a plan to disguise themselves as SEIU employees, then say moronic things to the press or start trouble at rallies to discredit the union workers.

Same as it ever was.

On the top photo, are you sure those aren't a bunch of Muslim terrorists confused about the direction of Mecca ?

Sorry. Couldn't resist. Ducking for cover.

butbutbut are you recycling?

I can only hope--whatever happens--that this may be the end of Gilded Age 2.0, and the beginning of "Progressive Era" 2.0.

Took this yesterday. Still have chills -- what if this protester had noticed, and come after me? Quelle thug alors!

Sorry, didn't know how the "URL" thing worked. Click on my name in the previous comment to see the photo. Adrastos, Jude, Allison, feel free to (re)post the photo here if you like.

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