Rescued from its encounter with a hacker, Minnesota for Marriage posted Facebook photos of the 25 or so folks who came out in the noonday sun to object to fairness for everyone.
Minnesota Progressive Project blogger Eric Pusey stopped by to take some pictures:
As I was getting in [my car] I saw a blond, male protester hustling over toward me. Maybe he was one of the organizers or leaders of the protest.
"I saw you were taking pictures, who are you here for?" he asked.
"MN Progressive Project," I replied.
"I've copyrighted my image," he stated. "If you use it I'll sue you for infringement."
James George Janos this guy is not. In addition to supporting equality for all Minnesota families, Jesse Ventura always understood that the point of public demonstrations is getting your picture taken.
And in the media.
Instead, what shows up is the blond man's parting comment to Pusey:
And he stepped aside so I could drive off.
"Take it up the ass," he called after me as I drove away.
The tiny protest is a sharp contrast to the story told in today's Winona Daily News article, Rally opposes marriage amendment:
About 100 area residents supportive of gay marriage filled the Jaycee Pavilion at Lake Park on Wednesday evening, rallying to defeat the proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution that would define marriage as between a man and woman.
“This amendment doesn’t create any jobs. It doesn’t help any families. Instead, it ensures that some Minnesotans wouldn’t be able to share the same liberties as other Minnesotans,” said Mike Slagenweit-Coffman, a Winona native and chaplain resident in Eau Claire, Wis. . .
“We need to be protecting and expanding freedom, not restricting it,” said Rev. Tim Forester of the First Congregational Church of Winona.
The statement drew loud cheers and applause from those seated on nearly every picnic table in the shelter.
The War on Betty continues for another day in Golden Valley. Bluestem encourages readers in the Twin Cities to stop by Drinking Liberally at the 331 Club with some General Mills products for a Thanks General Mills/Vote No Food Shelf Drive.
Image: The Lucky Charms Leprechaun, inviting Minnesotans to feel the rainbow.