Greetings from Austin.
One local Austin character who won’t be part of the Parade of Homes any time soon is George Ramsey, who drives around town in a white ’94 Chevy pickup painted up with anti-Iraq war and George W. Bush slams.
George spends his days protesting the “imperialist capitalist elitist upper class pigs,” as one of his protest signs puts it. You may have seen his truck, which he has named “The Vindicator.” On the truck, George has painted “Impeach Bush,” “The class system must die!!!” and a bunch of other stuff.
George can often be found right in front of the Capitol, holding up one of his big signs. He brings along throwaway cameras so passers-by can take pictures of him there.
George’s signs use a lot of bad language in really big letters. George seems to enjoy the abuse.
“The more fingers that get shot at me, the better my sign is because the more reaction I’ve got from people who support Bush,” George said. He got busted for abusive language and disorderly conduct for one of his signs, but the case was dismissed. He’s going to Municipal Court in March over another sign.
“They’re either going to send me to Guantánamo or they’re going to give me a plaque that says, ‘Keep on going, George, you’re doing a good job,’ ” George said.