Rather, I should call it "Whinestock Louisville 2011", as per my previous post.
Louisville's a nice city, big enough for the amenities, yet small enough to not be an urban nightmare. I like it here, that's why I live here and arranged to have been born here - always a tough decision. Yes, we have an urban area, and it's rather nice and, not to be outdone by larger cities, we've also been "Occupied", of late.
Today was a lovely, yet crisp, autumn day. I heard there was going to be a demonstration, so I went down there to get my fair share of abuse.
I had trouble finding "the Demonstration", try as I may. They were bringing in the city's Christmas Tree, so the flashing lights on the police cars were because of the tree's movement, not "the Demonstration".
As I was just about to give up, I saw about 30 or so people with homemade signs and a guy with a bullhorn. At last, The Demonstration!
|There was the fat guy with the bullhorn|
|There was this guy, doing his Abbie Hoffman imitation|
|There was an aging hippie dude in poncho|
|There was mom with her child who implored us to "Demand Glass Steagall" (?)|
|There was a THOUGHTFUL CONCERNED PERSON with a sign to prove it|
|Uh oh, who stole the shopping cart?|
|"Food Not Bombs". It depends, are we eating or fighting?|
|There was the ubiquitous "War is not the Answer" sign. (Depending on the question, it may be the BEST answer!)|
And then, there was the supporting cast of oddballs, malcontents and their nests:
I have more pics, but they're just more of the same. I have to say that things were fairly orderly; no evidence of crapping or on the streets and everyone seemed pretty friendly. Crazy as loons, in my opinion, but pleasant.
After seeing reports from across the country, I felt a little civic pride - our malcontents are behaving with a degree of civility not seen in other cities. In short, our nuts may well be better than your nuts.
I see a tourism campaign in the making.....