Boston’s socialist Common was occupied by the Tea Party today to protest socialism and melanin. I stopped by for a couple hours and soaked up the stupid.
There were a decent amount of people there, probably a couple thousand, but I’d guess half were rubberneckers like myself or counter-protesters. Even if you lump us all in the same count, it was nowhere near the size of the Iraq War protest seven (!) years ago.
More pictures after the jump!
There was a little row of booths selling dumb t-shirts and even dumber ideas. The “Don’t Tread On Me” flags seemed to be the biggest sellers.
I have no objection to the sausage stand. Those things are good.
Well dummy, I’d stop calling you that if you wrote down some informed, intelligent shit.
The “Y” is stuck in his (her?) armpit, but I think “I AM ANGR” is a much better slogan for the Tea Party movement.
You can hang a rape whistle on your wallet chain to stop that from happening.
Yeah, media! WHERE ARE YOU? Too afraid to cover their TRUTH?
Oh, there you are, pointing your cameras at their dumb faces instead of fact-checking any of the stupid shit they say.
And that reason was protesting the extra tines Britain added to our forks.
Going Galt is the new slang for getting some fried dough.
This is the best photo of Palin I could get. Minutes after getting driven right up to the stage, she gave her usual rambling, incoherent version of a speech. When she was done, she hopped right off the stage and her motorcade was out of there.
The other speakers were just as bad. Some local talk-radio nobodies bitching about Barney Frank, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and some guy named Barack Hussein.
There were many flavors of counter-protesters too.
Some had obviously fake signs like this guy. But check out the sign in the background to the left. He must mean there is not enough time to give all the liberals hugs. He couldn’t mean anything violent, right?
These folks marched and shouted among the tight Tea Party crowd while Palin was jabbering about freedom and big, bad gubbamint.
And these folks politely stood off towards the back.
There was only one instance were things seemed to get a little tense. These guys were standing in front of this trailer teabaggers could sign. It was like the Declaration of Dumdependence…ON WHEELS!
And one of the Tea Party organizers took offense, initiating the lamest and least threatening stare-down I’ve ever seen:
Overall, it was a peaceful event. A peaceful mouth-breathing, selfish, xenophobic, war-mongering event.
I posted a few more photos on Flickr, if you’d like to see some more dumb stuff.