September 15, 2012

On the Capitol Square, today in Madison...

A Farmers Market day...

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No protesters around the Hans Christian Heg statue. The sun is shining on the strings of peppers, and everyone seems pretty happy.

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Around on the State Street side of the Square, there was protest activity...

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... of a tired, embarrassing kind.

24 comments:

Hagar said...

Aren't those red chiles and the word you want is ristra?

Palladian said...

Beautiful chiles!

garage mahal said...

Can't say that I've ever seen an anti-evolution/Truther rally.

We're doing an outside movie tonight with the kids. I have a hi-definition projector we blast against the entire side of the house. It looks pretty bad-ass if you're driving by.

Smilin' Jack said...

The sun is shining on the strings of peppers, and everyone seems pretty happy.

A couple of those peppers look exactly like an image of Mohammad being fucked by a pig, and enjoying it.

Let the riots begin!

CWJ said...

Sorry, but after the past week, we need ordinary photos like these of life simply being being lived.

Thank you.

edutcher said...

There comes a time to cut off the ponytail, ditch the tie-dyeds, and grow up.

Some people never quite get the message.

Michael said...

Garage. Great idea! Good on you!!

Beau said...

Can't say that I've ever seen an anti-evolution/Truther rally

Heh! Where do these people get the energy to endless want to engage in done/tired debate. Come Saturday, I'm toast.

I must be doing something wrong.

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garage mahal said...

@Michael
You'd be surprised how good it looks against the siding. I can get a 10'x 12' picture, in full 1080i.

Palladian said...

garage, when you describe projecting something onto your house, all I can think of is this...

garage mahal said...

Palladian,
Thanks, I guess?

Palladian said...

It's a metaphorical fire!

Anyway, it's the projections on the house that I'm talking about!

Lem said...

Palladian is complimenting you garage.. take my word for it.

Moose said...

It's kinda nice, here in Grand Rapids - a wonderful farmers market blessedly lacking stupid political protest.

bagoh20 said...
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bagoh20 said...

While thankfully nonviolent, I don't think our protesters are any more grounded in reality than the ones in the middle east. In both cases the grievance is manufactured to hide the real one, which is based on envy and hate.

bagoh20 said...

A lot of protests in our country seem to be just hobbies, like stamp collecting or model trains.

MadisonMan said...

Today was a fabulous Fall day.

@garage, in my neighborhood, they were showing the BADger game in the park. Not sure if that qualifies as good entertainment, however.

Petunia said...

I'm glad the Badgers won, but I always feel sorry for the kicker when he misses a potential game-winner. Poor guy.

I took one of my dogs down to Camp Randall for the pre-game festivities. The dogs always get a lot of attention from students who miss their pets at home.

Today he even scored an entire bratwurst that had fallen off one of the grills in that little triangular park area by Mickie's Dairy Bar.

So a good day for the old beagle.

purplepenquin said...

In both cases the grievance is manufactured to hide the real one, which is based on envy and hate.

Just curious, what exactly do you think the protesters in the picture are envious of and/or hating? Seems to me that they aren't doing anything different than you are...simply sharing an opinion with the public.

Rusty said...

purplepenquin said...
Seems to me that they aren't doing anything different than you are...simply sharing an opinion with the public.
But as you know, or should know, not all opinions deserve equal weight. In fact with some it is our duty to point out the rediculousness of some opinions and the people who espouse them.

9/11 building 7 conspiracy? Really?
Stupid twat.

Kit said...

Rusty - and that would be your opinion.

Rusty said...

Kit said...
Rusty - and that would be your opinion


Not really. I have physics and facts on my side.
What you got?