#OTRP – An unnamed protester and the police escort at Occupy the Rose Parade.
#OTRP – A protester carries an “End the Fed” sign.
#OTRP – A sign bearing a quote from Hawaiian artist Makana’s song, “We Are The Many.”
#OTRP – A massive banner representing The Constitution. Each of the panels are covered with thousands of signatures by real people.
#OTRP – The Human Float, which is supposed to be an octopus representing corporate influence.
#OTRP – The main banner leading the “44 Float” at the Rose Parade.
#OTRP – “Freedom and Equality” was asking people to marry her.
#OTRP – Mitt Romney makes an appearance at Occupy the Rose Parade.
#OTRP – Newt Gingrich occupies the Rose Parade.
#OTRP – I got lost right outside Fillmore Station, but then I saw these guys purposefully walking somewhere. Follow the signs!
Wisconsin Badgers fans heading to the Rose Bowl.
Barack Obama the Reluctant Emperor
“Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons.” – Ron Paul
The Flower Thrower is my favorite Banksy piece.
Media on the left and right, actual crowd in the middle.