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September 19, 2007

September 15th in DC - the Left

Due to a tragic misunderstanding, a cabby took me to Lafayette Square last Saturday, instead of the Gathering of Eagles.

While I waited for the Armorer to rescue me from the center of the Answer/CodePinko/Socialist Workers Party celebration of free speech, I took some pictures of the participants.

First of all, there were many aged hippies. Some of them just looked sad - walking alone, long, grey hair, obviously missing their glory days of yore:

And this little lady, all 73 years of her - I think she was actually more of the Beatnik age in the '50s -

Because these pics will kill the bandwidth of any dial up readers, I'll have the rest of the pics in the extended entry.

This little guy is quite the fashionable dude, with his man purse!

This guy was selling his shirts - does that make him a Capitalist Socialist? Or is it the other way around?

I don't know about you, but seeing guys arm in arm whilst wearing masks seems weird. I mean, why the masks? They look like bank robbers. And if masks, why the arms linked together? I just don't get it.

And here is a couple with an old peace sign that they saved from 1968:

And here is a very pissed off lady -

I took a couple of hundred pictures, but there is only so much time in a day, don't ya know?

Posted by Beth at September 19, 2007 6:07 AM


Great pictures! I agree, the masked guys are pretty weird (ok, so they're all pretty weird, but...).

There are still people on dial-up?! Ick!

Posted by: Tammy at September 19, 2007 7:12 AM

I bet you would have got a lot of warm fuzzies there!

Posted by: Greta at September 19, 2007 8:33 AM

The masked guys creep me out big time. They look like they belong at a riot instead of a 'peace march'.

Posted by: pam at September 19, 2007 8:50 AM

The dude with the bandanna looks like someone from a Palestinian protest.

Posted by: Stacy at September 19, 2007 10:58 AM

oh yes, they were really sad and sorry looking people...

Posted by: olga at September 19, 2007 11:10 PM

I bet they smelled "divine" too....

Hippies, yuck!!

Posted by: Carrie at September 20, 2007 6:21 AM

Me hates Patchouli.

Posted by: Boquisucio at September 20, 2007 9:17 AM

Geez, the peace-freaks we had in the '60s and '70s were a lot more colorful. These people are positively drab -- buuuuut, I guess that fits, since it probably reflects their world-view.

Patchouli? Isn't that some kind of board game from India?

Posted by: BillT at September 20, 2007 11:36 AM