The good folks of Custer celebrated the Euro-invasion of the Black Hills with the Gold Discovery Days Parada yesterday. Roving correspondent Toby Uecker provides these photos of the political entrants in the parade:
Custer County Democrats charged down Mount Rushmore Road on seven wheels and several feet.
The tricycle is particularly appropriate, reinforcing the rider’s message of protecting our resources and representing her Democratic friends’ commitment to people power.
As usual, the Democrats have much more to say, telling us lots of policies they stand for, than their Republican counterparts, who just grunt brand names and slogans.
When parties or candidates enter a parade, they need a big banner so every knows who they are. But banners require a big vehicle to which they can be safely taped or zip-tied. You can also get people to carry your banner… but a big banner requires at least two hands, if not two people, and those hands then aren’t able to hand out candy and campaign lit.
No problem, says engineer Scyller Borglum, who engineers a unique hands-free backpack banner for her parade route volunteer. See—engineers can at least come up with novel solutions to challenging problems! Now, if we can the backpack to deploy a second banner, angle them, and get them to rotate to serve a helicopter to get the marcher back to his car at the parade route staging grounds….
Borglum likes red as a campaign color, for truck and pants:
Borglum herself went by so fast my correspondent could barely catch her on film. We understand—parade routes require serious hustle.
Borglum at least chose a color that stands out. Borglum’s primary opponent, freshman Senator Marion Michael Rounds, chose a camouflage Jeep to parade his name through Custer. Red can represent lots of things; camouflage says, I’m hiding! which is never a message an elected official should send. Plus, the foresty camo busies up the display and eats Mike’s thin serifed font. But don’t worry, Mike: Scyller wastes her red advantage by losing her red-letter name in a busy field of white stars on blue, then uses a red field to make her black office letters harder to read.
Mike himself wasn’t in Custer for the mile-high hike, but he had a dog in the Jeep, and a dog is better than any candidate, right?
Celebrating another broken treaty between indigenous peoples and whitey? How white-centric.
LOL, fakey rounds, once again shows fake military involvement. republica veterans soak that stuff up because jeepy thingy.
Good job Toby.
In a really strange occurence, last night while looking for some tunes to listen to on the You Tube I found a couple of songs from Native American band Redbone titled “We were all wounded at Wounded Knee” and “Custer had it coming.” My exact sentiments about Custer.
“The tricycle is particularly appropriate, reinforcing the rider’s message of protecting our resources and representing her Democratic friends’ commitment to people power.”
Cory, the tricycle’s message about protecting resources is confusing, because it follows what appears to be a large fossil-fuel consuming truck with “Custer County Democrats” displayed on it in your first picture.
Jerry, that’s just about what I was thinking. Roundy is trying to make himself look tough and macho.
I wonder if that’s a National Guard jeep? More likely, it belongs to one of his wealthy owners. They’re willing to invest a little in their product as long as he keeps his lips puckered.
rounds, like trump, never served and wants a fakey military parade all the time. These guys love to see dress up and theater. rounds actually got one of those taxpayer political contributions as a campaign extravaganza when he was running for governor. That Vietnam Memorial deal in Pierre was all flagged up, sappy and teary eyed to promote Rounds just before the governor’s election. Had the taxpayer funded fake military parade as well. Rounds and trump and like fat brothers…er frat brothers..oh well, take your pick. The only thing missing is the fascist salute like Mussolini had in Italy. The greatest generation got conned into believing these two frauds even after they bombed the hell out of fascists in World War Two in Europe.
Don’t you know Rancid Racist is just salivating to play dress up in a uniform full of gold braid, gold buttons, wide gold belt, gold peaked hat and more gold medals than that Milwaukee sheriff? He’d make himself the first 6-star general or call himself Supreme Something Ridiculous.