13 Responses to Ron Paul Folks at DC Antiwar Protest

  1. Lawhobbit September 16, 2007 at 12:02 pm #

    I notice you’ve managed to snag a picture of a cop who’s conducted a successful investigation and apprehension of a “suspect.”

    I feel like I’m part of the old “Mutual Of Omaha Wild Kingdom” series.

    “Today we’re sending Jim in after a prime male specimen of copus thuggus. Jim is going to try and get a picture of him as he stalks his prey – the American Donut. This will be very dangerous, as getting between a cop and his donut is far worse than being between a mother bear and her cubs.

    “Watch out, Jim!* He looks like he may charge – and you’ll never get the jelly stains out of your safari jacket!”

    *I always loved how Marlin Perkins, presumably safe in the studio, would yell that.

  2. Jim September 16, 2007 at 12:34 pm #

    I heard that Dunkin’ Donuts had to bring in three overtime shifts throughout the downtown area yesterday.

    The police seemed more relaxed yesterday than I at most antiwar demonstrations I have seen in recent years…

  3. Bob Bogus September 16, 2007 at 1:24 pm #

    Hah! Jim you rascal! The picture of the cop stuffing his pie hole is hilarious. Oink, oink!

  4. DIANE M. PODLOGAR September 16, 2007 at 2:30 pm #

    not one candidate running for president had the balls or the ovaries to show up at the anti war protest. duncan hunter was one of the pro war asshole who showed up at the pro war rally.
    we need an independent candidate. where the fuck are they!!!!!

  5. Marc September 17, 2007 at 10:56 pm #

    Jim, if you ever publish your growing collection of centurion images as a photo book would “The Thin Blue Line” be too much of a stretch for the title? You must be a natural, the late great photographer Diane Arbus probably had to hunt a lot harder to achieve her art.

  6. Windy September 18, 2007 at 12:21 pm #

    Diane, Ron Paul was in Seattle or I suspect he would have attended that anti-war rally.

  7. Dirk W. Sabin September 18, 2007 at 1:15 pm #

    Dear Mr. Bovard,
    Depicting our law enforcement personnel like this simply has to stop. You are sending the wrong message to the enemy. I swear you must wait forever to find photos like this or maybe you photoshop them. I know there must be alot of law enforcement people who eat tofu granola bars and celery sticks while drinking effervescent mineral water. Why can’t you take pictures of them Buster?

    I suppose its no use really when some of the photos of the protesters are reminiscent of a halloween parade presented by the sister cities of Comitan, Chiapas and Berkeley, California.

    History may be over but comedy sure aint.

  8. Jim September 18, 2007 at 2:13 pm #

    Dirk – I wasn’t on the hunt for cop/donut photos – but I reckon I was in a “high incident” zone, so it was my own fault.

    On the photos of protestors – that one pic was fairly mild. There were some live wires at the event that made me realize how far I have come from boyhood home in the mountains.

  9. Lawhobbit September 18, 2007 at 4:30 pm #

    Marc, I’m not sure about the “thin” in “The Thin Blue Line.” Seems to me that there’d be some truth-in-advertising issues if Jim were to title his pictoral essay book that way.

  10. Chris S September 18, 2007 at 10:00 pm #

    I like the mohawk girl pic. Did you happen to catch the VP debate on Al Gore’s Intertubes? It was a smashing good time for fans of the Good Doctor.

  11. Jim September 18, 2007 at 10:25 pm #

    That Mohawk haircut certainly perked up that picture of the ANSWER banner. I should have gotten a fuller shot of her.

    I missed the VP debate — my cable’s been unhooked for a long while so I fallen behind on such uplift.

  12. Tory September 20, 2007 at 3:49 am #

    Most police chiefs are fascists? Strange, very few nazis were fat (the Air Marshall was). Oh that’s right, back then there were no DunkinDonut stores. My 2 cents.


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