.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

I Hate Linux

Monday, August 31, 2009

Photos from the Jay Inslee town hall (8/30/2009)

Do note the box sitting on top of the garbage next to the bench on the left... we'll come back to that later:
Town Hall Entrance

Planned Parenthood was there as well... complete with pink shirts (shame it's not my color):
Planned Parenhood

Hand outs about the bill, unfortunately they aren't the most accurate given they to make the false claim that illegal's will not be covered under the plan:
Hand outs

Hands Outs title

Those with questions were asked to write their name and city on a peice on a card and put it into one of 3 boxes... Agree, Undecided, and Disagree... only the bulk of the questions on Sunday seemed to be more of the Agree sort... but they claimed to be drawing from all of the boxes equally:
Boxes

~1 hour to go:
STA73583

The beginnings of our conservative section:
STA73584

STA73587

STA73588

"Make no mistake... let me be clear... I am not paid to be here":
STA73589

STA73590

STA73591

STA73592

STA73593

STA73595

The above gentlemen wasn't the only one sporting an Obama 2008 shirt:

STA73597

STA73605

If it is now fair to use Ted Kennedy's memory to push this bill... is it also not fair to push back and remind people of his actual history?
STA73596
STA73600

Fox News was also not a popular group:
STA73594
STA73598
STA73599

This woman wanted to go beyond HR 3200, all the way to actual universal healthcare (as proposed under HR 676)

STA73601

Despite the box out front, not as many pink shirts were seen within:
STA73602

This was by far my favorite sign, but not because of the front...
My fav sign

But the back:

The back of my fav sign

"This signs was made by two seniors from garage stuff"... I think it's safe to say that he is a garage logician.

 

About 15 minutes before the go official starting time, we saw a start of a parade around the room of various people holding their signs, and in all cases getting various reactions from the crowds.

STA73610

STA73612

Another sort of professional sign we saw more of on Saturday than Sunday:
STA73613

STA73614

STA73615

STA73618

Below is by far the sign that got me going the most... (and I'm still kicking myself for not getting a good shot of it)... it said "I (heart) socialism & communism too":
I (heart) socialism & communism too

Oddly enough this man's sign was a converted sign for Dino Rossi (two time GOP candidate for Governor of Washington)... which on the other side said something to the effect of "Have you no shame Republicans?"
STA73622

STA73624

STA73625

STA73626

We even had a couple of SEIU members join us:
SEIU Members

Standing room only midway through:
STA73637

Socialist Alternative... .ORG?
Socialist Alternative? .org

While leaving I noticed something strange sitting upon the trash can:
What's that box?

What is it? The very box that likely the bulk of the "Health Care for America NOW" signs came in, all 41 lbs of them that fit in this first (of 2) boxes:

UPS Label 

Who is Health Care for America NOW? A quick read of their About Us page indicates that:

Our Steering Committee includes: ACORN, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFT, Americans United for Change, Campaign for America’s Future, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Campaign for Community Change, Children’s Defense Fund Action Council, Communications Workers of America, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), MoveOn.org, NAACP, National Council of La Raza, National Education Association, National Women’s Law Center, SEIU, UFCW, USAction, Women's Voices, Women's Vote and Working America.

What's even better... is that it appeared that the person who brought this box (though different than who it was addressed to (who appears to be a rather prolific protester/organizer in the area)) was the same person who was responsible for the "Single Payer Now" banner which was being taken down as I photographed this trash.

For all of the photos, see the Flickr set.

Labels:

1 Comments:

  • Hat, Great post. Very interesting to see that "Health Care for America NOW" supplied these signs. I wonder if Acorn or others who receive our tax dollars gave them money to purchase the signs. If so thats wrong, however it does not surprise me anymore especially the Acorn in my neighborhood (Baltimore), you may have heard of what they did. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7e0MQMnKQQ

    By Blogger Shoop, at 11:24 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home