Friday, August 29, 2008

State Fair Part 1 and Protesting the RNC

I took a political sabbatical from politics after the Feb. 5 primaries because I couldn't stand to watch two leaders I admire, respect, and would vote for running against each other. It was like a train wreck I just couldn't watch. But now, I'm back in the game. I've been following the candidates and listening to their speeches all along the campaign trail.

And now, my sister and I have decided to participate in the protests organized during the Republican Convention. I know, I know. You must be thinking about the crazy stigma most protesters carry with them. But I think taking part in a 10,000+ people protest is a fantastic life experience. I can't wait! But first we need to decide what our protest signs are going to say. I've done some extensive googling and here are some of my favorites. Unfortunately we can only use four of them so you need to tell me which ones you like the best:

1. How many lives per gallon?

2. Regime change begins at home

3. How did our oil get under their sand?

4. Iraq: Get Out, Iran: Stay Out, McCain: Keep Out

5. Whose God do you kill for?

6. Making war for peace is like making love for virginity

7. Liberty and Justice are so pre-9/11

8. How can you oppose universal health care and be pro-life?

9. Public Ignorance is Corporate Bliss

10. There is more to religion that Pro-War, Anti-Choice, and Homophobia

Or maybe I should put something like JOHN STEWART FOR PRESIDENT in the hopes that I'll get on tv and John will realize we were meant to be together. Or maybe that's a bad idea because the other protesters will think I'm not serious and beat me up. No good.

Anyway, the fam and I went to the Minnesota State Fair twice this past week. Did you know that it is the largest state fair in the United States? It pretty much rocks. Anyway, I took a bunch of pictures and will put the ones from the Miracle of Birth Center (cute baby animals!!!) up today and the rest up tomorrow.



10 comments:

Sarakastic said...

I vote for:

4. Iraq: Get Out, Iran: Stay Out, McCain: Keep Out

5. Whose God do you kill for?

7. Liberty and Justice are so pre-9/11

10. There is more to religion that Pro-War, Anti-Choice, and Homophobia

Diane said...

My votes:

1. How many lives per gallon?

4. Iraq: Get Out, Iran: Stay Out, McCain: Keep Out

9. Public Ignorance is Corporate Bliss

10. There is more to religion that Pro-War, Anti-Choice, and Homophobia

Barrie said...

Well, definitely #8 because I'm all for universal health care. And I love the way #7 sounds. You go, girl!

Incognito_one said...

They were all pretty good, but I think I'll go with:

1. How many lives per gallon?
3. How did our oil get under their sand?
6. Making war for peace is like making love for virginity.

and
11. Pork: the other white meat.

Swishy said...

Am I really the only one who wants you to make a run at the Daily Show??? :)

LEstes65 said...

Your sign should say, "Give your money to Lynette!" It's not so much a protest as it is just smart financial planning for all those rich politicians.

Trish Ryan said...

I'm not much of a protester, but "How did our oil get under their sand?" is pretty funny. I think a hint of humor is a good thing.

And how cute are piglets????

enemyemily said...

I was so disappointed that Hilary didn't make a comeback at the DNC. We had a patient come in who was full of consipiracy theories. With Hilary out, one of his theories falls apart. Oh well. At least I can still look for the secret tunnel he was talking about.

ellesappelle said...

Cute baby animals AND protest posters?! You rock.

I vote for:
1. How many lives per gallon?
3. How did our oil get under their sand?
7. Liberty and Justice are so pre-9/11
8. How can you oppose universal health care and be pro-life?

Stacy said...

Love the baby animals.

As for signs: 1,2,8, 10