Oh, plucky little conservatives. They do try so hard.

Today, I had the opportunity to attend a protest in Seattle against the stimulus bill. It was an orderly affair with a few speeches, a recording of Ronald Reagan waxing on big government and a kumbaya moment singing the National Anthem. (Mind you, I like singing the National Anthem and the crowd was in pretty good tune. But it’s still kumbaya.)

Protests are something usually reserved for the other guy in the ideological war. After all, as it has been often noted, conservatives have jobs. However, the stimulus bill’s timing, the availabiity of some conservatives on the Presidents’ Day holiday and my need to be downtown at a client’s office provided a rare syzygy resulting in the photos below.

Which is followed by pictures of a bunch of people (reportedly about 150, más o menos)  standing around holding up signs that lack what marketers refer to as a "call to action" of the sort that you might find from your average homeless guy ("Why lie, I need a beer!").

My favorite picture with actual swear-to-gawd caption which needs no comment:

Whipping up the conservative crowd into a frenzy!
Is that an oxymoron?



Yeah. Like I would tell you....