The Best of Times, the Worst of Times


The ever-elusive Zombie, posting at Pajamas Media gives us a lovely little photo essay about two political rallies, held about a week apart, by two differing political groups, for different reasons.

One was on March 27, in Searchlight, NV. The other was a week earlier, in Los Angeles.

To set the scene: “Two households, unalike in dignity…”

Tea Party Rally, Searchlight NV

Anti-war rally, Los Angeles, CA

Be sure to check out Zombie’s entire post, and then go to the links for Ringo and El Marco; it’s clear Zombie didn’t cull the best photos of the Tea Party rally and the worst photos of the anti-war rally.

Also, best comment at Zombie’s, by Bruce:

If your car broke down alongside each of those two events, at which event would you most likely find (a) someone willing to help you, who (b) had the skill set required to repair your car?

And that, my friends, pretty much says it all.


3 Responses to The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

  1. Gerry Ashley says:

    A couple of Quick Thoughts before I begin my daily ritual of clinging to my bible and cleaning my gun(s):

    1.) That photo of the guy holding what looks to be a Che Guevara comforter (there’s an oxymoron for ya) looks like the answer to the question “Whatever happened to Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary?”
    And the person next to him begs the question, “When did Arlo Guthrie grow breasts?”

    2.) New ending to the song “Revolution” by the Beatles:

    “…but if you carry a comforter featuring Che,
    You ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyway…”

    3.) Sweet Irony: These are the cheeseheads who adore Obama, yet they are protesting the “Imperialist War In Afghanistan” (see sign over “Arlo’s” head) which Obama just “John Kerried” up (he was against the war before he was for it so he can campaign on both sides of the fence). So exactly which of Obama’s two faces are they supporting?

  2. Tom says:

    Your best and worst of times is a priceless header for two photos that are priceless in their revealing imagery. In one, we see smiling people with symbols of American patriotism, obviously glad they are there, and fairly brimming with optimism. In the other, we see no smiles, no symbols of American patriotism, and no gladness of being…. there or anywhere. In the former we see people of all ages, while in the latter only those too young to have a clue and two old sixties hippy radicals who didn’t have a clue…then or now.

    As for “Peter” with Che “comforter” and “Arlo” with the camera, he looks like he smoked one doobie too many several decades ago, and she looks like she rolled it for him.

    If either one of them were told the truth about Che, they would probably flatline.

    By the way, you might be interested to look up who has the rights to Che’s image, and what the money is used for. It is VERY enlightening.

    • Stoutcat says:

      Given the polls that say conservatives are more charitable and happier than liberals, it’s no surprise what the pictures show. There’s a certain joie de vivre among the tea partiers that is unmatched by any lefty gathering I’ve ever seen.

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