Friday, July 1, 2016

antiTrump protest, Denver Civic Center

Advertised as a wall put up by four liberal groups protesting a Trump speech and held at the Civic Center to draw protests off from where Donald Trump was speaking at the Convention Center nearby. It didn't work. Protesters wanted to be near Donald Trump, that's where the action was today, not here.

I must characterize the protest a blowout.

Civic Center is only two blocks north. When I got there I saw nothing. No crowd, nothing but people walking purposefully, a few school busses as usual. The green area of the park is closed. I noticed a lot a media trucks at the corner of Colfax and Cherokee, the far corner of the park but outside in the direction of the Convention Center so I headed that way and was intercepted by a thin middle-aged man who approached me directly and said, "I admire your strength."

Jesus, do I look that bad? I said thank you. He latched on. Directed me to the protest. I walked right past it without even noticing it in the distance. He stayed with me to make sure I saw it and arrived safely saying along the way three times he admires my strength and then one last time before departing. (I'm sticking with orange pants this whole weekend. I have three pair. Somehow they compel people to talk to me. I'm certain now it's the orange pants.)






This is what I saw.









This is why we cannot have nice things. Only silly things. 


The camera was showing the sky is blown out so I increased the f-stop made the number higher, the lens eyeball more squinted to make the feedback stop flashing, without adjusting the shutter speed, now with less light coming in and the same blink,  the blades of the helicopter disappear on all the rest of the photographs. Strange, huh? 



25 comments:

chickelit said...

Which one is April?

edutcher said...

And this is CO.

We may be closer to a landslide than we know.

ricpic said...

WILD, MAN

Orange pants and a blue silk bandana,
Cockatoos and a pissed off panda --
Down at the rally for Madame Defarge
The whole menagerie living life large.

Sixty Grit said...

Is that sign in spanish? Yeah, that's good thinkin'.

Trooper York said...

Chick beat me to it.

I bet she is handing out leaflets to get more people to show up.

chickelit said...

Sixty Grit said...Is that sign in spanish? Yeah, that's good thinkin'.

Using English would be giving into el hombre.

Lem said...

Apparently there were some skirmishes I've seen on twitter.

Lem said...

Good catch Chip.

Lem said...

Here is an encounter...

https://twitter.com/stranahan/status/748989438072528896

edutcher said...

This was on Gateway/

Love the banner, "America Was Never Great".

Chapultepec, Cerro Gordo, Monterrey, Buena Vista, Palo Alto, Molino Del Rey ring any bells?

Not to mention California Gold Rush, Texas cattle drives, Santa Fe Railroad, Grand Canyon, Boulder Dam, San Joaquin Valley, Comstock Lode, oil patch...

It's an Anglo thing, you wouldn't understand.

AprilApple said...

I listened to his full speech in the car played by 710 AM. It was so-so.

Trump doesn't know how to harness events that could propel him. Like the corruption meeting with Lynch and Bubba.

Trump talked about his primary win. A lot. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

AprilApple said...

Chickl - I'm the pear shaped apple shaped one.

Chip Ahoy said...

The video clip of the lesbian lady aggressively assaulting the guy with the phone camera causes your blood pressure to squirt furiously just watching it like pinching a hose, and you think, Honey Pot, you DID come down here for attention, now here it is, why be so get outta my face about it? Huh?

But think about it, you're holding up your phone camera to get the action and a super cranked up person DEMANDS you stop recording them. What do you do? Our of curtesy you put the thing down on the first request and apologize with no offense intended. There is no reason not to be chums.

If you were worked up, this takes a lot of imagination, I know, but if you were worked up, really emotionally bent out of shape, and a guy came up and put a camera on you right then at your peak, are you so sure you would not smash in their face? That's just asking for it.

It's not even a rule to live by or anything, it just happens, you turn away when people flounce.

There was a guy who blew past me so fast I could not process the request so lost the opportunity to ask him to stop for a picture. His large rectangular backpack had pinned to it a sign reading TRUMP vertically with each letter standing for something awful; Tyrant Racist. etc. A sturdy athletic squat tight mesomorph racing ahead. He does want everybody to see his sign. It would be appropriate to say, "HEY! STOP! Yer going too fast for me. Can I get a picture of your sign, please? "

And he'd stop short and go, "Yeah!

That's what I have to do . I have to tell people, "Stop! You're beautiful. I have to get you." Because they're going too fast.

I passed by several incredibly stylish people today. You would hate them. One goth dude was vaping like a pipe at the crosswalk. He and his girlfriend both fine subjects.

edutcher said...

Trump could deliver the "Finest Hour" speech and April would call it so-so.

AprilApple said...

I listened to his full speech in the car played by 710 AM. It was so-so.

Trump doesn't know how to harness events that could propel him. Like the corruption meeting with Lynch and Bubba.


No, the Willie-Lynch thing is for geeks and insiders only, especially 4 months out. Nobody's listening.

What does make a difference is a line from Surber, If the FBI can tie the Saudi money to emails divulging state secrets, it may be go to prison time for her. And Willie may have been trying to cover his own wrinkly, sclerotic ass. Remember, the Ozark Mafia is a family affair.

So was the St Valentine's Day Massacre.

Also a piece from Last Refuge (happy?), where things are looking like Wawagate and the Saturday Night Massacre.

YMMV

edutcher said...

It gets better.

Cacklepants sought secret info on the Greek bailout from her stockbroker son-in-law right before she hung up her pants as SecState.

chickelit said...

@edutcher: What with Rodham's legendary investment prowess (cf. cattle futures), why would she need insider info to help her son-in-law?

edutcher said...

Perzackly.

As Troop said, the death of a thousand cuts.

AprilApple said...

Wrong again ed - even the msm are talking about the optics.

edutcher said...

Only a little, but people aren't.

The media's just worried because Trump has become such a threat.

Chip Ahoy said...

On the Fox morning show, (the one vying for the most vapid show on t.v. award) the nice blond lady said in a single breath, "the optics" of Loretta Lynch and "the tone" of Donald Trump.

*Smooch* Yes, Honey Bunch, it's all about the optics and tone. No substance behind either one worth mentioning. And it's not just me thinking this, I'm not that observant, a vibration is felt as people all across the land are kicking their slippers at the television.

edutcher said...

I've seen maybe a couple of articles on the subject and the faux concern is palpable.

chickelit said...

Lynch's optics are pretty bad -- well, except for head shots. Put her next to Obama and people will think "Sprats". Best keep her out of sight!

chickelit said...

AprilApple said...Chickl - I'm the pear shaped apple shaped one.

I forget which one is supposed to be smarter...lemme look...

chickelit said...

Oh, It's memory loss! Pear-shaped women have poorer memories than other shapes.

LOL, while researching this, I found a classic Trooper quote:

Trooper York said...
danielle don't buy into the professor trying to stir the pot.

There are four basic shapes that every woman falls into to one degree or another.

Apple, Pear, Hour Glass and skinny bitch.

Althouse Trigger Alert

AprilApple said...

Apple, Pear, Hour Glass and skinny bitch.

4 shapes and 12 signs. 1 billion wiminz.



Thinking about his speech again - it was lame. Like he isn't really in it to win it.