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don't let the bastards grind you down.
i went on a field trip today. (nsf 56k or my webhost)

we parked around the corner and were confronted first by an interesting handpainted van. "stop the judicial tyranny"...right, cause if you don't agree with them, you must be a tyrant. the hypocrisy of their beliefs is astounding.

make sure you get your kids involved.

woah. crazy religious conservatives have long haired hippies too!

the first guy to think my "faux news" shirt meant "fox news"

the police had a strong presence as well, starting about 200 feet away from the hospice.

hey look, it's those people who the media keep snapping pictures of! cause they have red duct tape! i asked them to "say cheese". they didn't find that very amusing, i assume.

this place is beautiful. oh, except for the cop car.

ah, the spectacle.

i got yelled at by this cop for touching the hospice's property (the property in question was a little grassy patch next to the sidewalk...i stepped on it to take some pictures).

here begins the interesting homemade signs, most of which made no sense. terri is not a carrot? gov bush GOD save terri?

you must be in the wrong and so are the majority of people in america. how to display your hatred for due process? upside down flag of course.

hey, token black guy!

ignorant diagnoses were common.

hey bushies, can i count on you to protest at mcdill once this is over? also, here are the first few people to notice i probably wasn't there for solidarity, and they were waiting for me to do something film-worthy.

i'm not sure why shame is written in blood. i think it has to do with the 100,000 iraqis we've killed, or the children and retarded people we've killed with lethal injection. i might be wrong, though.

the width of this one makes a sign look like "mike for murder!" sorry about that mike. i guess.

michael schiavo, you respect the sanctity of marriage after all this time!! you are scum!

this guy was tube fed. and he likes oranges.

this was one of the best posters there. in all seriousness it's pretty profound. melodramatic, yes, and obviously we're talking about a vegetable here and not a full-capacity human...but still it's a great poster.

hey, the spectacle from the other end!

more media tents

ah yes, somebody godwin'd the protest.

christian iconography was rampant. what the fuck is that star thingy?

kill judges that disagree with us! uh, i mean impeach rogue judges!

wait, i have a news blurb....

her skin pis peeling!

hmm..i thought making a lame protest to get yourselves on TV was selfishness. apparently i was wrong.

wasn't this guy on tv?

police presence

fascism in america...when you want your executive branch in control with a puppet congress and have no checks and balances

this is my ode to lynddie england.
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patheticgurl From: patheticgurl Date: March 27th, 2005 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
cool. thanks for posting these pictures.

unfortunately, this rally makes all people who believe terry should just be thrown over to her parents look like psychotic foolish christian psychos.

btw, yeah that "Hitler All Over Again" is my favorite sign. I bet he voted for the BushWar, too. heh.
citizengwen From: citizengwen Date: March 27th, 2005 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
great picturs. that's for sharing with the rest of us. the "rogue judges" sign has to be my favorite.
From: 1818_1883 Date: March 27th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
come now, did you see the one that said "my god, my god, why hast thou forsaken me"... in hebrew? that's class, my friend. and it makes perfect sense in relation to the happenings.
flavobean From: flavobean Date: March 27th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Best. Post. Ever.

i_am_heidi From: i_am_heidi Date: March 27th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
excellent post. thanks for sharing.
thewretchedpoet From: thewretchedpoet Date: March 27th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have I told you lately that I love you and your witticisms? And your good sense.

Thanks for posting these. Hope you don't mind if I post a link to your LJ in my forum. There are a lot of intelligent people in there who would totally appreciate this post - we don't see a lot of honesty and bluntness in most of the coverage we get.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 27th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)


"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free...." Oh, wait...
area_man From: area_man Date: March 28th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant. You should become an independent journalist. The internet will support you with donations...maybe.

Seriously though, nice job.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 28th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

PS - spell check

Dear protesters who think it's cool to write in German,
I get that you're trying to make a play on the "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work makes free) sign. Perhaps you should have written "Verhungern macht frei." (starvation makes free) Otherwise, your sign makes no sense. (Well, other than the completely stupid concentration camp analogy, because, you know, that part makes no sense, even when it's spelled correctly.)

Check your spelling, you dumbasses.

- Love,
Person who actually speaks German.
robiewankenobie From: robiewankenobie Date: March 28th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
and this all takes place across the street from an elementary school, i'm told. lovely.

is it bad that i just want the protesters to make better signs? please people...get thee to a kinkos (and use spell check)!
shar0nly From: shar0nly Date: March 31st, 2005 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
the school's been closed since the tube was removed, if I remember correctly.
solan_t From: solan_t Date: March 28th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
The 'star thing'. Don't know the name of it (reliquary maybe?) but you will often find it in Catholic churchs with the 'body of Christ' in it - the host.
draco_kc From: draco_kc Date: March 28th, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't know the name of it (reliquary maybe?)

May as well chime in with some useless trivia (dubious benefits of being raised catholic): A reliquary is typically used to contain relics of some sort (usually bones or other bits from saints' bodies or other physical objects closely associated with the saint). The item at issue, here, is known as a monstrance or ostensorium. As solan_t suggests, such objects are used to display communion wafers that have (in catholic dogma) been transformed into the Body of Christ through the process of transubstantiation.
silverfae From: silverfae Date: March 28th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
and who's that doing the what's-it-called pose?
That's awesome!
taumeson From: taumeson Date: March 28th, 2005 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
what, at the very end??? that's me!
kaylamccabe From: kaylamccabe Date: March 29th, 2005 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)


In the US, a not-for-profit individual who strives to get the skinny, and not money/glory* (*other than the mad props from fellow live journal users) is quite a rare beast. This was perhaps the most profoundly affecting post I've ever seen on a forum that typically uses its power to proclaim "What Smurf..."I may most resemble and the like.
Seriously, well done.
The comments....reminiscent of Daily Show....
I've been lurking for some time. I trust you will not be offended by an adoring comment.
taumeson From: taumeson Date: March 29th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: wow

no prob. have we met? how do you know mitch?
From: newwavelullaby Date: March 29th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Say cheese." Bwahaha.

The whole case is completely ridiculous, but these were interesting to see, so thanks for posting them. (I found them through flavobean's journal, by the way.)
taumeson From: taumeson Date: March 29th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
welcome! pass it on.
post_ironic From: post_ironic Date: March 29th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
hi. i found a link to this on flavobean's blog. exceptional work.
taumeson From: taumeson Date: March 29th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
sweet. pass it on.
evies_mama_mia From: evies_mama_mia Date: March 29th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
you know, it's times like these when i am proud to say i was married to you...
taumeson From: taumeson Date: March 29th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
haha! only times like these?
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