I went and did some sightseeing today, including a trip to the top of the Space Needle and a bunch of pictures of the Flea Party (Occupy
Wall Street Seattle) “protest without a cause”, but apparently Windows 7 64 bit doesn’t support my digital camera.
I have a reader that I can connect to the computer to read the memory card from the camera but I didn’t bring it because I didn’t used to need it. Sometimes getting a new computer is a pain.
I’ll have pictures for you after I get home next week.
In the mean time, just one comment about the protest. As I was heading back to the hotel, Pine street was shut down and the protest began marching down the street towards the waterfront, chanting silly things and carrying silly signs. I get a kick out of penchant that the socialists and outright communists in the Flea Party seem to have for using phrases from our founding documents (about as far from socialist/communist ideals as you can get) on their signs. Apparently, they’re way too dense to get the irony. But I digress…
As they were marching, I was walking in the opposite direction. One of the more Flea Ridden specimens was carrying a hand written sign that said “Ignore me. Keep on buying”. Apparently, his goal for the protest is to convince everyone to stop spending money, or something.
I looked him right in the eye, smiled a big smile and said “OK”.
He glared at me, but kept marching.
My little contribution to the counter-protest.