There was a lot more security than usual today around the House because of the governor's speech. I had the Marriage Equality Is Overdue shower curtain and was flanked by several Welfare Rights people waving signs and yelling at Pawlenty. I'm glad they were there to bring some reality to all the pomp and bullshit. Last year there were a lot more protesters because of the bigot contingent. Not one this year except the signless, disturbed hobbit peering from behind a pillar.