Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy Boulder ~ Occupy Wall Street Cartoons

To follow are a few comics about the Occupy Wall Street Protests. We had a rather nice one here in Boulder today with around 500 participants. My son and I partook in the march down Pearl Street for a while just because we happened to be there anyway. My son is a recent architecture degreed graduate who's come back home to live while trying to find a new direction, by the way. He has many sad stories about what talented, smart friends of his are doing right now, many living back at home with their parents.

The protest felt peaceful, fun, and energized. Many, many cars honked and some yelled out windows with approval. Police officers on bicycles in groups of three sat watching on various corners. There were drums and flags and many signs and a few phrases were shouted out from the protesters from time to time. My son's shout-out was "vote with your dollar!" It was a beautiful weather day and a historical but peaceful and natural feeling event. (Cartoon source: GoComics.)

Tom Toles

Tom Toles

Joel Pett

Joel Pett

Henry Payne

Henry Payne

Dick Locher

Dick Locher

Mike Lester

Mike Lester

Dan Wasserman
Dan Wasserman

2 comments:

  1. Not humor, but down to earth (common ground):

    Suzanne

    "This is about checks and balances, not about redistribution. We all went to sleep ten years ago and allowed the banks and the government to run the show, we trusted them and they took over, eliminating opportunity for everyone else. This is about taking that opportunity back"

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  2. RBM

    Just to let you know your last few comments went to my spam box, that's why it took me this long to discover them. Sorry, and thanks for the comments. They are now posted.

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