February 19, 2011

"Too Many Barnacles Sink the Ship/Is this the New Civility?"

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Pro-Walker I think. It's surprising how much interpretation the signs demand!

And here's another visually distinctive female sign-holder-up.

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You many say she's a dreamer, but she'll have you know that she is not the only one. The other side of the sign said "This is The Hour/We are the ones we've been waiting for/Hopi Elders." Hopey changey elders... I have heard of you. And I know you're not the only ones. But seriously, enough dreaming. There's a time for dreaming, and a time for waking up. And I'm saying that. Me, the Althouse-y elder.

18 comments:

nrn312 said...

"You may say I've got tenure, but I'm not the only one..."

knox said...

Hopey changey...

This is SO not what Obama voters thought was going to happen back in '08. It must be a really, really rude awakening.

shoutingthomas said...

Re the crazy women in red.

She absolutely stinks of spoiled brat. And how old is she... 60? or more?

Ghastly.

Cue Crack about horrifying, New Age brats.

PETER V. BELLA said...

The teachers- public employees- called in sick so they could protest. The Tea Party and pro-Walker forces showed up on Saturday, their day off.

Who should get the respect and credibility?

lonejustice said...

Ann, I am a new fan. I am also a lawyer (sigh), and live next door to the University of Iowa. Thanks for giving me the best up-to-date photos, videos and analysis of what is going on in Madison.(Jeff)

knox said...

I like the pro-Walker lady's coat.

rhhardin said...

Too many self-appointed directors spoil the church music.

8th google result for too many * spoil the *

James said...

The woman with the "Too Many Barnacles" sign could be a ringer for Althouse.

chickelit said...

Clingy FIPs sink ships

madAsHell said...

Lyrics by Lennon.

Irony in homonyms.

knox said...

My favorite signs are still the ones a few posts below: "The nation is watching: don't become incited!" Might as well say "Don't act like the assholes we all know you are!"

Does not inspire confidence.

Mike H. said...

According to Fox News there are approx. three Doctors on the street handing out sick chits to the protesters.

edutcher said...

The Lennon (Lenin?) lyrics were stupid and phony when he wrote them. Time has not improved them.

knox said...

Hopey changey...

This is SO not what Obama voters thought was going to happen back in '08. It must be a really, really rude awakening.


As I say, the Lefties will look back on '08 - '12 the way the Sioux look back at Little Big Horn.

James said...

The woman with the "Too Many Barnacles" sign could be a ringer for Althouse.

I think Ann's a little slimmer, but she's a looker.

PS Agree with shout.

rhhardin said...

An injury to one is an injury to all is Harry Bridges (Longshormans' union leader)

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

edutcher said...

As I say, the Lefties will look back on '08 - '12 the way the Sioux look back at Little Big Horn.

Great line! Thanks for the chuckle.

DADvocate said...

Is she making a reference to Barnacle Bill the Sailor?!

"Who's that knocking at my door? Who's that knocking at my door?
Who's that knocking at my door?" said the fair Young Maiden...

"It's me and my crew and we've come for a screw!" said Barnacle Bill the Sailor.
"It's me and my crew and we've come for a screw!" said Barnacle Bill the Sailor.

"What if I should lock the door? What if I should lock the door?
What if I should lock the door?" said the fair Young Maiden....

"I'll smash the lock with my diamond-hard cock!" said Barnacle Bill the Sailor.
"I'll smash the lock with my diamond-hard cock!" said Barnacle Bill the Sailor.

....

These demonstrations in Madison sure have a lot of sexual undertones.

Brian said...

BTW, that "ones we've been waiting for" slogan did not come from "Hopi
elders" as is widely believed on the left. The actual source is far more recent and not nearly as mystical.

http://poplicks.com/2008/02/we-are-ones-we-have-been-waiting-for.html

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@DADvocate

John Valby??? Classic stuff...

The protesters might as well all be carrying signs that read 'I Am In Denial! Just Let Me Steal More'.

Really.

wv - ritamile