Political Entries

You didn’t think I would forget the hippies in the 2009 Mendocino Fourth of July Parade, did you?

A dangerous question to ask around here
A dangerous question to ask around here
As it turns out, its actually a float about health care. Hard to see, but the people in the bed are wearing labels like Congress and Big Pharma
As it turns out, it’s actually a float about health care. Hard to see, but the people in the bed are wearing labels like “Congress” and “Big Pharma”
Whats this, you say?
What’s this, you say?
Dont you know a banana slug when you see one?
Don’t you know a banana slug when you see one?
The protest effect is somewhat diminished by the fact that these two jumpsuited people look so happy
The protest effect is somewhat diminished by the fact that these two jumpsuited people look so happy
An Anti-Obama entry. Liberty in chains, held by the President, accompanied by an executive and a woman screaming Obama lies. I was astounded, but also heartened, to see an anti-Obama float: its good to see people criticizing the administration (though it would have been nice to include more substantive criticisms).
An Anti-Obama entry. Liberty in chains, held by the President, accompanied by an executive and a woman screaming “Obama lies.” I was astounded, but also heartened, to see an anti-Obama float: it’s good to see people criticizing the administration (though it would have been nice to include more substantive criticisms).
Heres a detail of the executive.
Here’s a detail of the executive.
These people arent hippies, but I wasnt really sure where to stick them. This parade entry really upset and offended me, and I think it riled up a lot of other people as well. The person in blackface was offensive because...well...I mean, yeah. The person crossdressing as a representative of what a transgendered person looks like pisses me off. A lot. I would call this a major parade fail, and Im still upset about it. Shame on these people.
These people aren’t hippies, but I wasn’t really sure where to stick them. This parade entry really upset and offended me, and I think it riled up a lot of other people as well. The person in blackface was offensive because…well…I mean, yeah. The person crossdressing as a representative of what a transgender person looks like pisses me off. A lot. I would call this a major parade fail, and I’m still upset about it. Shame on these people.

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