The Getaway : Boxer Protest at San Jose Barnes & Noble, part IV

This is the special getaway car that was rented to confuse the Evil Concerned Citizens.  Most of them were expecting a broom.

This is the special getaway car that was rented to confuse the Evil Concerned Citizens. Most of them were expecting a broom.

Check out the ultra-cool flyer on the winshield

Check out the ultra-cool flyer on the winshield. Sadly, it was removed by one of Boxer's minions before she could see it.

For some reason, Senator Ma'am had one of her minions pointing a fancy video camera at her escape vehicle for an hour or so before she skulked out.  Not clear why.

For some reason, Senator Ma'am had one of her minions pointing a fancy video camera at her escape vehicle for an hour or so before she skulked out. Not clear why.

… eventually she was driven out onto Stevens creek, to a loud chorus of :

“Hey Hey, Ho Ho Barbara Boxer has got to go!”

(Part III)

Boxer Protest at San Jose Barnes & Noble, part III

Zombie Reagan!  (seriously, though ... you gotta admire a guy that walk around wearing  a rubber mask in the hot sun for 2 hours.

Zombie Reagan! (seriously, though ... you gotta admire a guy that walk around wearing a rubber mask in the hot sun for 2 hours.

Astroturf.  No non-professional would have a sign that fancy.

Astroturf Alert! Obviously the Evil Insurance Companies bought this guy with a sandwich. Only a wealthy corporation would supply sign that fancy.

Inform! email flag@whitehouse.gov

Inform on fellow citizens! email flag@whitehouse.gov

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Nurses Against Obamacare

Nurses Against Obamacare

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Obama is kinda squirly...

Obama is kinda squirly...

... but... but... but... money grows on trees, right?

... but... but... but... money grows on trees, right?

Oh Noes!

Oh Noes!

DMV + IRS = WIN!

DMV + IRS = WIN!

(Part I)

(Part II)

(Part IIa)

Addendum to Boxer Protest at San Jose Barnes & Noble, part II

Here's the closest thing to a "Brooks Brothers Brigadier" that was present.

Here's the closest thing to a "Brooks Brothers Brigadier" that was present.

(Part II)

An account of the Boxer protest … and lack of media coverge thereof

To all those who took part in the very large and succesful San Jose Tea Party, for Ma’am Boxer’s invisible appearence at a Barnes and Noble bookstore signing yesterday, on Stevens Creek Bloulevard, I say a heartfelt “thank you!” Around 200+ concerned citizens of all walks of life showed up. This is participatory democracy, the backbone and life blood of our beloved American Republic.

Here is the more and more disturbing and outright frustrating news: I didn’t see even one single major reporter. I was looking for channels 4, 5 or 7 or even local 36 as well as even an SF Chronicle or SJ Mercury scribe – hopefully I was wrong here and missed at least ONE of these!

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Boxer Protest at San Jose Barnes & Noble, part II

Our local left conspiracy guy did have a few nice pictures, though with snarkly little comments.  Most of the snark is about “important” thinks like making note of peoples’ weight and such.

Here’s some of the pictures that I though were worth your notice :

No astroturf here - just plain old folks!

No astroturf here - just plain old folks!

Cartoony, make-belive care was available for those who can't wait for Obama's cartoony, made up plan to be implemented.  (Seemed like a nice kid.)

Cartoony, make-belive care was available for those who can't wait for Obama's cartoony, made up plan to be implemented. (Seemed like a nice kid.)

I noticed Green Peace Helmet Guy in the "Lucy" picture.  I wish I'd seen him... or at least that someone had posted a better picture of him.  Drat. I wonder if his helmet works like a tinfoil deflector beanie.

I noticed Green Peace Helmet Guy in the "Lucy" picture. I wish I'd seen him... or at least that someone had posted a better picture of him. Drat. I wonder if his Green Peace Helmet works like a aluminum foil deflector beanie.

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If it weren't for the book-signings, Boxer would be on a milk carton by now.  "Have You Seen Me?"

If it weren't for the book-signings, Boxer would be on a milk carton by now. "Have You Seen Me?"

Nay KoolAId!

Nay KoolAId!

Oh No! The sayings of Obama are being Mocked!

Oh No! The sayings of Obama are being Mocked!

One of the cool things about this protest : there were a few handfuls of scattered opposition of various stripes... but none of them were shoved around or harassed.  Heck, the  only thing close to that I witnessed even close to that was a guy in an Obama shirt that just would leave a couple of anti-Boxer protesters  in peace (not the other 'way).  That was just words, though.

One of the cool things about this protest : there were a few handfuls of scattered opposition of various stripes... but none of them were shoved around or harassed. Heck, the only thing close to that I witnessed even close to that was a guy in an Obama shirt that just would leave a couple of anti-Boxer protesters in peace (not the other 'way). That was just words, though.

Yup.  Here's the "angry mob" the Democrats warned you about in that ad of theirs.  Oh, and Nazis, just like Nancy Pelosi told you!  COming up next : Obama will tell you about the Evil Monkey that lives in your closet!

Yup. Here's the "angry mob" the Democrats warned you about in that ad of theirs. Oh, and Nazis, just like Nancy Pelosi told you! COming up next : Obama will tell you about the Evil Monkey that lives in your closet!

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(Part I)

*Local* Conspiracy Theory Time!

This cracked me up… lots of ordinary folks show up to protest “Senator Ma’am”… making it obvious to anyone with eyes that they were not some kinda Brooks Brothers shills of the Evil Insurance Industry.  So, say you have an emotional stake in the idea that real Americans couldn’t possibly be showing up in these numbers with very little advance warning.  How to you deal with it?

Well, you decide that the motorists honking in support are the shills:

Someone on the Left watched carefully and said that a lot of the honking and drive-by responses were staged, as she saw some of the same cars come by several times. The tea baggers did get a few digital salutes! Yes, we ARE in California after all, and most people abhor the tea party extremist stance. As for the tea baggers, they must feel so marginalized living in our midst. I actually found myself feeling sorry for them at one point (the feeling passed quickly); they could use the counseling offered by a darling Lucy look-alike who had a Psychiatric Help booth.

The cops aren’t gonna pull anyone over to check.  Your fantasy life can continue undisturbed.  That, plus the fetish for using gay lingo like “teabaggers” should allow a certain leftie to hold his emotional life together for a while longer.

(Digression – this guy’s idea reminds me of what a Cuban friend of mine told be back in High School. Back in the day, Castro’s government would tell the Cubans that there people in the USA didn’t really all have cars; all that footage of US freeways in the movies was done with the same  few dozen cars… driving in a big circle.)

Photos from the Boxer Protest @ Barnes and Noble

Seniors are not shovel ready!

Seniors are not shovel ready!

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(More pictures later; I think I’ll run out for a vegan donut and then run some errands now …)

Craigslist Posting For Donut Protest

(craigslist postings go away after 60 days, so I thought I’d preserve this event posting here.)

8/2: Noon to 2pm – Help Stamp Out Freedom – Protest Psycho Donuts!!!! (campbell)


Date: 2009-08-01, 9:29PM PDT
Reply to: event-rnpsp-1301332445@craigslist.org


Psycho Donuts is a business in Campbell, CA that says it is a “fun mental institution” and a “lighthearted insane asylum”; has a padded cell where customers can have their photos taken wearing a straightjacket; has doughnuts called “Massive Head Trauma”, “Feng Shui”, “Psycho Panda” & “Bipolar”; has “group therapy” table where people can sit and we like to pretend that there are “shock treatment” areas so it sounds like, ooooooo scaaaaary. Oh yeah, there’s a Bates Motel sign, and we really don’t like the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Stereotypes are no joke! So we choose to act like them to show you how serious they truly are!

58,000 people are confined in mental institutions in the US and one of these days we might well join them! I mean really, we are willing to stomp on the freedoms of others, in order to fell better about ourselves. Doesn’t that say something to you?

Stereotypes CAUSE discrimination & stigma ruins lives – so please, please, please help us to spread stigma but inflicting it upon a small business serving the people of Campbell, Ca.

When did we decide it is OK to ridicule people who are different? Last Tuesday, just before we planned this event.

For over two months, many local disability organizations have tried, without success, to educate Psycho Donuts business owners and ask them to close their store, fire their employees and put on hairshirts and ashes. We’d like them to sow salt in the earth, so nothing will ever grow on the land again, but were flexible on that. Even STILL, they have refused, saying “Because donuts have no feelings, they won’t be upset that we’re making fun of them.”

This is shameful. Donuts have more feelings than many people. Science has proven this time and again.

In addition, the Campbell City Council, the Campbell Chamber of Commerce, the Santa Clara Mental Health Board and Campbell’s State Legislators have been approached by the same local disability organizations, asking them to broker a meeting with the business owners, but they have said there is nothing they can do. Something about a thing called “the first amendment” or “first commandment” or first something. We’re NOT SURE. It is DISCRIMINATORY to use clever words like that to confuse us.

Anyway – shame on the City of Campbell for allowing this to happen! Really! Even though we just indicated that there is nothing they CAN do! SHAME!!!!!

There IS something YOU can do – JOIN US on Sunday, August 2nd @ 12 noon sharp

We need large numbers in order order to send a LOUD and clear massage to the owners of Psycho Donuts and to the leadership of the City of Campbell that we have our FEELINGS HURT and think very poorly of the people of Campbell. We won’t stand for this kind of badness against people. We will actually kind of wander around shouting through bullhorns and such-like. We find that our legs cramp up a lot if we just stand.

Wear comfortable Tin Foil Hat and bring “drinkables”. T-shirts and signs will be provided; we don’t care what YOU want to say, we want you to say what WE WANT YOU TO SAY. You understand, we’re sure. If not, well…. it’s not important that you do. Just show up.

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