Some Pro Tips for Protestors

Given the ludicrous results of Team Kimberlin’s attempted protest at Blog Bash, I thought I might share some tips that might help them with some of their more glaring errors.

Petitions. If you’re going to try to run a petition drive, make sure that there is sufficient real world interest that you can collect a respectable number of signatures. 50 signatures on a petition to a business to cancel a 500 person event normally makes a cause look weak, although I will grant that in the case of the Blog Bash protest it made a feeble protests look stronger than it was.

IMG_1334If you’ve threatened a big demonstration with a fiery leader, a complete cancellation will play better than sending a single individual masquerading as a photographer.

If your demonstrator(s) will engage in role playing make sure that he/they can play the part(s) and is/are properly costumed. For example, a professional photographer would not wear bulky gloves while operating a camera.

Also, what your demonstrator(s) will say should be carefully scripted. Things like “Warning! Right-wing CPAC maggots! Woot Woot!” don’t sound very serious. Indeed, that sounds like something that would come out of the mouth of Dennis the Constitutional Peasant.

4 thoughts on “Some Pro Tips for Protestors


  1. I don’t understand why someone didn’t walk up to man and state the legal situation at hand. Since CBBS claims to be the editor of bbu, if any photos of person’s protected from stalking appear on that website criminal harassment has occured, and, the photographer is an accessory.

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