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Today we confronted the Pirate Pawlenty at his big photo-op on the Minnesota waters
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Edited on Sat May-09-09 07:01 PM by Bjorn Against
Ahoy Mateys! Today thar be a pirate on th' low seas o' Minnesota, and he wasn't jus' any pirate but he be the worst kind of pirate. This be a swashbuckler who steals from the poor to give to the rich mateys, but today we took our boat to the low seas o' White Bear Lake to confront this cutthroat.

The Pirate Pawlenty has been holding Minnesota hostage for the past six years, and in this time he has consistently protected the wealth of his friends by cutting services to the most vulnerable Americans. Today this cutthroat not only wants to continue to run our state, but he wants to become President so that he can bring his treachery to all the lands and waters of America.

Today the Pirate Pawlenty had one of his biggest press events of the year, it was fishing opener in Minnesota and media from all corners of the state was there to cover Pawlenty's fishing expedition. We needed to expose this swashbuckler for what he was so we prepared to set out to sea to confront the Pirate Pawlenty.

We decked out our ship with banners and signs and we set out to sea, as we approached the docks where the pirate was set to launch from we were spotted by some of Pawlenty's mates who did not like the way our ship was decorated. They told us to go home, but we told them this was our home and we needed to protect the low seas of Minnesota. A few minutes later we saw Pawlenty's boat speed by us and the chase was on. We followed him to the middle of the lake and circled his boat for a while before riding back up close to shore to remind the people on land that there was a pirate nearby. After a bit of a break we returned out to sea, and Pawlenty was still fishing out there. I held up my sword and yelled AAARRRGGG, and then I heard some laughs and another AAAARRRRGGGG coming from his boat.

But then a few minutes later Pawlenty tried to escape and sped back towards shore where he could fish in a place in which all the press could see him. We followed him and there was a canoe in the waters nearby who were on our team to confront the pirate. We had our boat and the canoe move in on Pawlenty and the sheriffs who were protecting him, now Pawlenty was not laughing any more and he was angry that we were following him. After a few minutes he sped by the canoe and scowled at the mates on board.

We needed to follow him, but we had to get assistance first and there were a couple people who had been on shore with their banners that wanted to join us in our efforts to track down the pirate. We pulled up to the dock and they boarded our ship and we set back out to sea. Soon however the sheriff pulled up to our boat to confront us. They told us that the dock we went to was private property, but it was commercial private property and we had people there all morning and the owner had never complained. But now as we were all off the property the sheriff decided to confront us for tresspassing despite the fact that we were now on public waters. He checked out our boat to see if he could find any reason to fine us, but we were all legal so he could not do anything and he was forced to let us go.

We cruised the waters for a while until we spotted several boats up ahead and we knew that was where Pawlenty was. We started to bring our ship in closer and he got angry and immediately sped off, we followed in pursuit but his boat was a lot faster than ours so he left our sight for a while. We found his boats again a few minutes later but as soon as we spotted them his boat started to speed away, so we turned around to follow it in pursuit. We immediately realized however that something was wrong, the sheriffs boats were not following Pawlenty's boat, and there was one less person in red aboard. Pawlenty must have gotten on a different pirate ship to trick us, and so we turned around to see if we could find him but he was gone. The Pirate Pawlenty had escaped from us, but we had him on the run and we ruined his photo op so we were able to go home with a small victory on our hands.
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  -Today we confronted the Pirate Pawlenty at his big photo-op on the Minnesota waters Bjorn Against  May-09-09 07:00 PM   #0 
  - LOL Good for you!!  proud2BlibKansan   May-09-09 07:03 PM   #1 
  - Damn fine work!  blogslut   May-09-09 07:04 PM   #2 
  - Yaarrgg!  The Velveteen Ocelot   May-09-09 07:04 PM   #3 
  - i love to see the first amendment in action  spanone   May-09-09 07:05 PM   #4 
  - Arg, awesome, arg!  pleah   May-09-09 07:17 PM   #5 
  - YAARRR I love it! K&R  Union Yes   May-09-09 07:19 PM   #6 
  - Excellent work! Are those your photos!?  ColbertWatcher   May-09-09 07:39 PM   #7 
  - I took some photos, but these ones were taken by my friends.  Bjorn Against   May-09-09 07:47 PM   #8 
     - I'd like to give full and proper credit, what day were they taken and ... (EDITED TO ADD)  ColbertWatcher   May-09-09 07:57 PM   #12 
        - They were just taken this morning  Bjorn Against   May-09-09 08:40 PM   #14 
           - Okay, just to be sure ...  ColbertWatcher   May-09-09 09:12 PM   #17 
              - That is correct  Bjorn Against   May-09-09 09:15 PM   #18 
                 - I'm sorry, one more question: what does PACE stand for? n/t  ColbertWatcher   May-09-09 09:35 PM   #20 
                    - Pace is the Italian word for Peace  Bjorn Against   May-09-09 09:46 PM   #22 
                       - Oh, so the rainbow flag?  ColbertWatcher   May-09-09 09:53 PM   #23 
                          - The pace flags are peace flags and are not directly related to gay rights  Bjorn Against   May-09-09 10:00 PM   #24 
                             - Was there an official "we" that promoted the protest? n/t  ColbertWatcher   May-09-09 10:07 PM   #25 
                                - This was purely a grassroots effort, we did not have any organization sponsor us.  Bjorn Against   May-09-09 10:08 PM   #26 
                                   - Well, I think it was great!  ColbertWatcher   May-10-09 03:16 AM   #30 
  - We made the Star Tribune.  Bjorn Against   May-09-09 07:48 PM   #9 
  - Love the caption  malaise   May-09-09 07:58 PM   #13 
  - Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Jazzgirl   May-09-09 07:52 PM   #10 
  - You're welcome...  Bjorn Against   May-09-09 09:23 PM   #19 
  - Way cool  malaise   May-09-09 07:56 PM   #11 
  - K and Arrrrrrrr!  Wednesdays   May-09-09 08:50 PM   #15 
  - ...  Bjorn Against   May-09-09 08:53 PM   #16 
  - Cool! Thanks for posting...  mascarax   May-09-09 09:44 PM   #21 
  - The St. Paul Pioneer Press also acknowledged us.  Bjorn Against   May-09-09 10:33 PM   #27 
  - Great pics, Bjorn..thank you  Cha   May-09-09 10:37 PM   #28 
  - Way to hunt them down.  TheKentuckian   May-09-09 11:23 PM   #29 
  - ROTFLOL  livefreest   May-10-09 04:39 AM   #31 
  - That is wonderful!  wellstone dem   May-10-09 07:55 AM   #32 
  - You definitely earned your grog. K&R  sazemisery   May-10-09 08:20 AM   #33 
  - Great job! Amazing protest  Politicub   May-10-09 09:30 AM   #34 
  - I know nothing of Minnesota politics..  jimmil   May-10-09 09:44 AM   #35 
  - super! - gold stars all around  ensho   May-10-09 10:04 AM   #36 
  - well done!!  Fireweed247   May-10-09 11:26 AM   #37 
  - Timmy the Tool can take his veto and shove it up his rear.  Odin2005   May-10-09 11:32 AM   #38 
  - Yarr, ye scuttled that Pawlenty scurvy dog well!  Canuckistanian   May-10-09 11:32 AM   #39 
  - Bravo Matey!  mzmolly   May-10-09 01:33 PM   #40 
  - Former FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley wrote a great piece about this for Huffington Post  Bjorn Against   May-10-09 01:46 PM   #41 
  - How does the bastard keep getting elected?  kaygore   May-10-09 02:03 PM   #42 
  - He has never won a majority of the vote in this state...  Bjorn Against   May-10-09 02:13 PM   #43 
  - I love it!  Webster Green   May-10-09 02:45 PM   #44 
  - The pirate hunt sounds like it was fun! Good job!  Vinca   May-10-09 03:02 PM   #45 
  - Brilliant protest.  Vidar   May-10-09 03:06 PM   #46 
  - And he hijacked the people's choice to represent them in DC  LynneSin   May-10-09 03:25 PM   #47 
  - avast yee men of the seas  onethatcares   May-10-09 04:23 PM   #48 
  - Wonderful! I was only a few minutes away...I wish I had known this was planned! n/t  Infinite Hope   May-10-09 06:33 PM   #49 
  - I really wish we could have told more people about it.  Bjorn Against   May-10-09 07:19 PM   #50 
  - kick  Fireweed247   May-11-09 10:29 AM   #51 
  - Here is what our captain Mary Jane LaVigne had to say about why she brought us out in her boat  Bjorn Against   May-11-09 04:57 PM   #52 
  - I love this protest!  Fireweed247   May-11-09 07:33 PM   #53 

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