"Generalissimo Buckhorn Declares Victory--Free Speech Dead"
Down the street, the feminists from yesterday's post, had been allowed to protest so much they were taking a rest:
There was a flurry of activity over at the Westboro Baptists Church protest:
It was because of a woman, with a "God bless these homophobic jerks" sign:
People, like those selling Romney/Ryan pins, stopped to watch the show:
There appeared to be a group taking turns holding the sign:
(About the Westboro Baptist Church:
If you've ever been to a state fair in America, you may have seen a clown sitting over a tank of water who hurls insults at people. The audience pays money to try and dunk the clown.
The Westboro Baptist Church has that act down cold. People seemed to enjoy yelling back at them, and I wonder if, in a way, the Westboro Baptists don't provide a type of scream therapy. When people are frustrated they often don't have anyone to vent their feelings towards, especially negative ones; the Westboro guys provide that.
I'm not sure if people need this type of therapy offered so aggressively though.)
A guy nearby was selling cookies, Obameos or Romneos:
Also around was a Ron Paul supporter, still angry about the change to convention rules:
As with every other day of the convention, there weren't many protesters. But there were a lot of photographers and film crews, taking pictures of anything they could find:
This is the "Real Delegates... Go Nuts!" memorabilia vendor, and there was a film crew jammed inside taking pictures of customers:
At the MSNBC stage, people were lined up taking pictures, they hoped of someone famous:
Finally, I found some more protesters; this time union guys getting ready to picket:
And I found out what the Biotechnology Industry Organization was doing in Tampa; handing out water and yogurt bars:
Strangely, the yogurt bars were "100% natural":
Regardless, they both have my endorsement!
Ron Paul supporters started setting up another protest at a street corner, with a big "Ron Paul for President" sign:
At this point, I don't think the Ron Paul guys are impressing anyone. In fact, they're making the case for everything they're protesting against.
The smaller protests seemed a lot more personal, and effective. Like these two people at a street corner:
Or this guy jogging with "Obama 2012" written on his undershirt:
Finally, I saw some Guardian Angels, who are known as a vigilante group. The police were there to make sure no one volunteered to help too actively: