If Looks Could Kill (Like Nukes Can)

We solute you, crazy wig-wearing, perma-tan, bringing berrets back into fashion, anti-nuke lady.

What ever it is you do, keep on doing it, because some day we could all live in a world free of nuclear, genocidal weapons. No more cold wars, no more super powers, and no more crazy dictators threatening nuclear war if they don’t get some r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

You’re an inspiration to all of us knowing that we can all follow our dreams, even if it means living in a tent pitched right smack in front of the White House. All you need is a big laminated sign, a tent, and a screw or two loose. Come to think of it, is there room for another tent next to yours? My dog and I would like to move in with our big sign and protest people who take the elevator up or down one floor. It has GOT to stop.

In all seriousness, kudos to guenno for this detailed shot of one of our city’s institutions. Show me another country where someone can live in a tent within a stone’s throw of the president.

4 Comments so far

  1. Taco Bell (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

    Does anyone know the story behind this woman? Was she a Cindy Sheehan during Vietnam? I’ve seen her walk around Lafayette Square with comrades and maybe her son.

  2. David (unregistered) on April 14th, 2007 @ 4:40 pm

    Her name is Conception Picciotto (Connie), her website is here:


    Been reading up on her since this photo was posted.

  3. Max (unregistered) on April 14th, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

    Thanks for the link, David. That website looks like it was designed in 1981!

  4. IntangibleArts (unregistered) on April 16th, 2007 @ 11:49 am

    There used to be a whole micro-culture down there, at Peace Park. Upwards of a dozen or so folks living full-time in a small tent city across from the white house. Krishna folks would come by once a week & feed ’em, it was a unique scene. Last I saw that was in the late ’80s. Then I moved away for a bit, & sometime before coming back, looks like the park police have “cleaned up” that stretch, but somehow Connie remains, bless’er.

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