October 9, 2011
But some earnest folk were determined to do something worthy of the name of their movement: Occupy Madison:
Really, that's a little grim and sad for a lovely day like this. Outside, we see lots of children. I've never seen so many children downtown. We stop inside the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art to check out the Chicago Imagists. I love that kind of art, but then we heard multiple sirens, so we ducked out into the stairway to see what was going on.
No, the protests hadn't gone haywire. It was a parade of fire engines. And that explained why all the kids were downtown.
Middleton Cardinals... hey, that reminds us: It's a baseball day. There's something else getting the jump on protesting. The Milwaukee Brewers are playing the St. Louis Cardinals today in the first game of the National League Championship Series. We head back toward the car...
... and we see a small cadre of the protesters, hardly noticeable amid the much larger crowd of happy people enjoying the warm October afternoon.
(And then we went home and watched the Brewers beat the Cardinals, 9-6.)