Veto That Veto
By Kate Getty,
7:27PM, Wed. May 2, 2007
Just a handful of Austin's most adamant took to the capitol tonight; signs, posters, megaphones, "Impeach" banners, and two fingers waving. The peace sign, rappers, and hippies alike sling its praises. Today, it meant honk; blare your horn, make some noise, and maybe that noise will let the big boys (and gals) on the hill hear the dissent of the people.
It meant, bring them home, not in body bags, but much in the same way they did back then, another generation of lost boys. This time playing cowboys and Iraq-ians, only to realize that it's real blood they're spilling, real damage, real nightmares that wake them, the innocent faces ingrained on the backs of sleepless eye lids. Death will follow these children, like it follows the 'Nam Vets with no legs on the corners of intersections begging for pocket change. History repeats only if we decide to let the record keep skipping.
Today, a few peace protesters got a few more peaceful passersby to pause, reflect, and honk. And think about some peace for a change.
HEY! Check the open image gallery link above the picture for more protest pics.