Friday, November 9, 2018

Signage in the dark

Thirty-six people joined up last night to form a Mueller Protection Rapid Response along one side of one block of our town’s main artery. At our end of the block, we had signs made with bright reflective tubing (courtesy of the organizers) that read, à la Burma Shave,

NO    ONE    IS    ABOVE    THE    LAW
Or if you were approaching on the other side of the avenue:
LAW    THE    ABOVE    IS    ONE    NO
We received many honks of support — not from migrating geese but from vehicles. Several angry pickup trucks gunned their engines as they passed. (I do not stereotype: it was always a pickup truck.) One driver in a compact car opened his window and asked about Hillary Clinton. Isn’t she above the law? Another driver in a larger car put on blinkers and stopped — in traffic — to take a picture. Oh, she’s a friend. Hi, Sue! Several youthful passengers in cars and mini-vans read the signs and seemed to wonder what they were about. Mom, what’s obstruction mean?

The odd thing about this effort: the longer we stood, the more quickly the time passed, and the easier it became to hold up a sign. We stood for an hour, walked home, and had soup.

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Daughter Number Three said...

I was at the Minnesota State Capitol, which doesn't get drive-by viewers but makes a good photo op. It was snowing, so we felt very hardy. About 500 people, I'd say... there were also protests in Minneapolis and at the offices of both our now-outgoing Republican members of Congress out in the east and west suburbs.

Michael Leddy said...

Good on Minneapolitans and St. Paulites. I had to look up the right words. :)