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Saturday, July 31, 2004
Portland versus George Walker Bush - pt 1
It's no secret that, for most Portlanders, GW is like a swig of beer in a middle schooler's mouth (yucko). What's strange is the way that certain citizen's are registering their disgust. While most are content to slap a bumpersticker on their Subaru, others have are participating in much more bizarre behavior. Here's the first installment of a continuing series of looks at PDX'ers and what they're willing to do themselves, and their property, to unseat Bush.
While driving up SW Terwilliger yesterday, I spotted a man bouncing back and forth as if following Richard Simmons' steps in a Sweatin' to the Oldies video. With a mad grin on his face, he was frantically pointing at a John Kerry lawn sign as if his life depended on motorists taking note of it. I only got a quick glance at him but I think he was also blowing a whistle.
Perhaps he was trying to mix political activism with his regular exercise regime or maybe, in some sort of Twilight Zone-y twist, his life really did depend on people looking at his sign. If he becomes a regular fixture on Terwilliger, I'm hoping I can get a picture of him.