Today Ms. Conspiracy and I took a day trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the Festival in the Park. It’s a big gathering with music, funnel cakes, dancing (both ballet and belly), funnel cakes, arts and crafts vendors, funnel cakes, tables for local volunteer organizations and funnel cakes1. It was a little bit hot, but I had my Dr. Conspiracy hat on and enjoyed the afternoon.
If I had known what was going to happen, I would have take more photos.
As I was walking back to my car on the way home I was approached by a man probably around 60 years old, thin and bearded carrying a sign on a pole. I glanced at the sign and saw it was the usual Obama, socialist, destroying America thing. He tried to give me a little pamphlet. I gestured “no” but as I was passing him I thought I would pull his chain, and I said: “I’m one of those socialist liberal communists they warn you about.” (I am not really a socialist or a communist, but I was messing with him.) Then I heard a voice from behind me saying “I’m with YOU.” I turned to see a man impeccably dressed in upscale leisure attire, about 40 years of age, with his wife and child. Then he said that the only way we would get out of the economic mess was to re-elect Obama.