Madison, Wisconsin — I snapped some more pictures at the capitol yesterday (apologies that I’ve only just gotten a chance to upload them).
Dave Weigel has a piece over at Slate examining the odd obsession with the Koch Brothers amongst the protesters, who have dozens of signs referencing them. This one — a makeshift sign made out of a box from one of the many pizzas that have been delivered to the capitol — is my favorite, so I’m including it even though the picture is so dark (sorry about that):
There are fliers all over the capitol advertising a rally this afternoon (which I’ll be sure to check out) at the Koch-backed lobbying firm recently opened in Madison; this one was defaced by someone who obviously has a flair for subtlety:
I should emphasize that there were far fewer Nazi references than you might think, and there are many signs reminding the crowd that this is a peaceful protest and no one should resort to violence. Of course, there’s also this sign, which is a variation on a quote from Fight Club, a movie about a madman who founds an anti-consumerist terrorist group:
You may notice at the bottom there is a flier mocking “teabaggers”; there are a few signs along this line (presumably there were more last weekend, when Tea Partiers staged a counter-rally). Here’s another one:
That one stings hard because left-wing protestors would never… um…
Hm. Maybe the sign above was instructional rather than mocking.
Now here’s a buried lede: Amazingly, someone cares about the answer to this question:
I assume this was made by one of the older protestors; I imagine that many of the college students in the crowd would be more likely to ask “Who’s Pete Seeger?”
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