Progressive SC rally spanks haters from Westboro!
The big, youthful crowd on the capitol building lawn tended to focus on the positive, and a great time was had by all. Especially the robots.
(Apparently God hates robots. Poor robots.)
I loved the "God Hates Shrimp" sign and "At Least We Know Our Governor Gets Some", as well as positive signs like "God Loves Me Cause I Love Everyone" (in silver glitter, held up by a little boy sitting on his chaperone's shoulders).
Invoking the spirit of George Burns? Sweet genius.
Now all we have to do is get that embarrassing rebel flag* off the State House grounds.
S.C. loses dozens of millions of dollars a year in convention and sporting event revenue because our state is being boycotted due to the location of the Confederate flag.
Read more on that here: http://www.free-times.com/index.php?cat=1992912064035856&ShowArticle_ID=11012603083629022
It's a great day to be a Southerner in the Springtime, let me tell ya.
*Big anti-flag rally this Saturday, March 27, 2-4pm at the State House toward that very end! Flag march info here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=372324071865
Live sets by bands like Chris Bickel's infamous Confederate Fagg (a band I have still never seen!), and sponsored by hip, lefty local political candidates Aaron and Grant. I'm going!
**Also, tomorrow pm is the annual ContempOraries Oyster Roast at the Columbia Museum of Art's outdoor plaza! Stoked. Last year was a delight. See you there, Wed March 24, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Boyd Plaza, Columbia, SC. Long live the new South!