Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Teapot rally around the Square




These folks call themselves Tea Party Patriots. I talked with the gentleman getting out of the SUV and he said he believed President Obama is a socialist, a Muslim, that he wasn't born in this country and has done nothing whatsoever to benefit the U.S. since he became president. Therefore, "Obama must go."

My attempt to initiate a rational discussion was unsuccessful.

20 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Lowell, great photos. Somehow I am not surprised that you didn't get a rational discussion. :)

Olivier said...

ces gens sont irrationnels, malheureusement on ne peut pas discuter avec eux

Kate said...

Our educated citizenry are so much fun during a discusssion, aren't they?!

Loved your comments about The Citadel. I never could figure out why anyone would go there. It was fun as a visitor, though. Got some great snaps. Have you ever read Pat Conroy's _The Lords of Discipline_, a fictionalized version of a military school, thinly disguised as The Citadel. I'm rereading it after our visit.

La Principessa Errante said...

Not surprised at all about the lack of rational discussion. Seems that the caustic division is not limited to congress these days.

Fun shots.

Memphis MOJO said...

Hawaii isn't in our country? My, oh my.

RedPat said...

American politics seems so bizarre to me! I think I would be in a state of outrage for the whole campaign which seems to start right after you have had an election! A rational discussion is not something these people would understand.

magiceye said...

wonderful candid captures!

Randy said...

These are type of people who would make good volcano god sacrifices. :-)

cieldequimper said...

Why are you making me angry just before I leave?

llandudnopictures said...

It all looks very political to me...

JM said...

Any Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hindu, whatever, trust in God. What's the point of carrying such a sign??? And mixing God with politics.... well, I'd better stop now. I'm with Ciel! :-))) Your last sentence makes all sense to me.

EG CameraGirl said...

I honestly do NOT understand them or how they "think."

Jarart said...

Angry closed minded people do not want to hear the views of anyone who does not agree with them but they want to shout their views on public street corners. Good for you for trying though.

Halcyon said...

You can't change people's minds about religion or politics (or most anything else!). I don't know where people get these crazy ideas from, but to each his own.

Re Barrie: it's a town about an hour north of Toronto. It's sort of an economically depressed area. Although I walked on their little "harbourfront" and it was quite nice, I don't think the rest of the city would be as photogenic. Or at least not in the same way.

SRQ said...

Good for them for getting out there and demonstrating. I love to see people exercising their freedom to assemble and freedom of expression.

Birdman said...

This I'll say, "She's got a BIG butt!"

David Thomas said...

I would have enjoyed being a fly on the white wall tire during that conversation.

Small City Scenes said...

Fanatics are never rational. MB

hamilton said...

People with attitudes like that make me speechless...

Pierre BOYER said...

Nous avons aussi nos propres extrémistes qui se nourrissent de la peur de l'Etranger, de l'Autre...

Pierre

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