Friday, February 15, 2013


I see this guy, and his jury-rigged sign rack, every so often when I head home on Fridays. The bridge where he sits, an overpass overlooking Interstate 5 between Seattle's University District and Wallingford neighborhoods is a popular site for protests and activism. While I was there, another group was assembling a sign that read "Stop KXL Pipeline," and anti-abortion protesters have often set up shop overlooking the expressway.

As for this particular guy, his sign changes, to keep up with the times, after one of Mitt Romney's campaign gaffes, it read, "Corporations are not people." As you may have guessed his slogans are always to the political left. He waves to the people who drive by below him, and on occasion is rewarded with supportive honking from motorists.

I don't know how long he's going to keep this up, but more power to him. We need more direct involvement in our politics.

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