This weekend saw Tea Party protesters in Boston. An LGBT group showed up to counter-protest the appearance of a speaker at the event, a virulently anti-gay activist named Scott Lively who is directly linked to “Kill the Gays” legislation in Uganda. Let’s look at the photos to see who the cops preferred.
“Big algae?” I didn’t even know that was a thing.
A nice tri-corn hat. Wholesome for any gathering.
Uh, oh. Here we go.
Stay classy, Boston Tea-Party-er. (A Confederate flag in Boston?)
The lady in the floppy hat and optometry sunglasses has a point.
Odd. I’ve never equated capitalism with freedom.
Uh, oh. Here we go. Couple the guy waving the Confederate Flag in the background with this big guy shouting down the LGBT protesters and it looks like there might be trouble brewing!
Notice the cop here in the black hat separating the large agitated Tea Party-er from the LGBT protesters. The cop must be there to ensure everyone stays calm. This big Tea Party-er looks mad!
This guy’s going crazy! Perhaps it’s his Red Sox hat conflicting with his Mets t-shirt, but I doubt it. I’d guess he’s more upset that gay people are in his park. Either way, the lady in the floppy hat is holding him back. Where are the police?
Oh, here they are. This kid with the pink wig is clearly out of hand and needs respect for state authority choked back into him.
Was the big angry Tea Party-er or the conflicting-sports-team gentleman causing trouble or needing to calm down? No. Just the kid with the pink wig.
Serving and protecting the shit out of you!
This Tea Party-goer with the flag and this lefty protester in the blue shirt clearly need to be separated. I wonder who will be dragged away.
And, we have our answer.
This might be a discussion on manly mustache fashions, but I doubt it. Notice the large angry Tea Party-er still un-bothered in the background. A less disciplined journalist would conclude that he’s gloating over the awesome power of the state silencing his opposition, but I wouldn’t.
Another good shot of a Tea Party-er in the background with no cop in his face.
This police officer sure is tough. Just look at his badge.
Uh, oh. We’ve been spotted.
What do you think is going to happen next?
Wait for it.
Of course. The money shot. Apparently this taxpayer-funded representative of state authority doesn’t want you to see what he’s doing on your dime.
Here we have some signs. So far nothing seems to be rankling the police here.
Uh oh! We’ve got another problem. “Ma’am, are you Latina and out here in this public park? We have to have a chat then.”
“Ma’am, we’re going to have to ask you to leave. You see the giant angry white man back there shouting his guts out? He said that you might be
brown and outside erm, I mean ‘causing a disturbance.’”
Grandpa doesn’t like this fella’s ginger van-dyke beard.
Better call in eight more cops to arrest this skinny kid in ugly pants! He might be questioning the status-quo.
Finally, this corduroy menace is under control.
More skinny kids! I’ll bet they have ugly facial hair too!
Call in reinforcements!
Thank God! Now that any potential “disturbances” have been successfully dealt with we can get back to combatively shouting!