The Betsy Riot Mobile Billboard Truck is rolling and bound for Atlanta, where it will circle the NRA Annual Gunlicker Jizz-Fest (NRAAGJ) this Friday and Saturday–April 28th and 29th–at the Georgia World Congress Center.
If you’re in Atlanta to protest–and there WILL be protests!–take a selfie with the Betsy Riot Mobile Billboard Truck in the background as it passes by and share it online! You can tweet it or post it yourself or send it to us here and we’ll do it for you anonymously!
Today, April 26, 2017, Nebraska’s Governor Pete Deatheater Ricketts signed into law a bill that will help women with dense breast tissue be accurately diagnosed if they have breast cancer. Sounds great, right? It is. Except meanwhile the piece of shit governor is trying to close clinics that serve poor women and children in order to give his wealthy friends tax cuts. So Betsy dressed as handmaids from Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale and haunted his press conference.
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.
Today Nebraska’s Governor Pete Deatheater Ricketts signed into law a bill that will help women with dense breast tissue be accurately diagnosed if they have breast cancer. Sounds great, right? It is. Except meanwhile the piece of shit governor is trying to close clinics that serve poor women and children in order to give his wealthy friends tax cuts. So Betsy dressed as handmaids from Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale and haunted his press conference. Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE BETSY RIOT TO PROTEST #NRAAM2017 WITH GROUND AND AIR ASSAULT
Resistance group to deploy aerial banner and mobile billboard in Atlanta, April 28-29, 2017
ATLANTA, GA, April 25 – The Betsy Riot, a decentralized resistance group that opposes President Trump and the gun lobby, will be protesting the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, where Trump is scheduled to speak.
The organization, which models itself on the radical Suffragette movement of the early 1900s, will be conducting two direct-action protests during the event:
On Saturday, April 29, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT, an aerial banner bearing the message “NRA = Murder Lobby – xoxo Betsy Riot” will fly over the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center.
On Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, a mobile billboard will circle the convention area featuring The Betsy Riot’s irreverent take on a key NRA talking point, stating: “You’re not a good guy with a gun. You’re a frightened boy with a gun fetish” next to a cartoonish figure with a gun.
“The NRA’s only aim is to lobby for firearm companies so they can peddle their weapons of war and drive the U.S. to the highest gun death rate of any developed country,” said a spokeswoman for The Betsy Riot. “Donald Trump took millions from the NRA during his campaign, and the gun lobby death merchants are eager to collect their pound of flesh by weakening existing gun regulations and pursuing their guns-everywhere agenda. The NRA claims to be ‘patriotic,’ but they block democratic change, as do the politicians who gleefully accept their blood money. We are not your typical gun control group. We are protesting this murder fantasy convention with mockery and anger and will continue our direct actions until the country is free from the grip of the violence-for-profit industry.”
In Atlanta this weekend, the National Rifle Association will be holding its annual jizz-fest of blood merchants and their frightened, gullible gunlicker consumer base. There, within a convention hall-cum-armory, they will spew anti-American, anti-democracy hate while bizarrely telling themselves they are being patriots, after which they will fritter away their children’s lunch money and/or college fund (depending on their eraser-smudged SAT scores) for death-oriented, but apparently dick-hardening merchandise while outside in the real world, all across America, thousands of lives will be continue to be lost because of an immoral, out-of-control, shittily-regulated, democracy-hating war industry championed by the NRAssholes.
Sounds fun! We think we’ll join in!
Betsy Riot, a nonviolent, but modestly rude and profane organization, will be flying an airplane banner above this craven convention of timorous cretins while also circling them with a mobile billboard promoting the fairly dry fact that they are not “good guys with guns” but “frightened boys with a gun fetish.” We cheekily call it our “ground and air” assault. Because Betsy is nothing if she isn’t cheeky.
To the whiny, gunlicker demographic, this constitutes a violent threat. But what can you expect from people who consider honking a horn in traffic or playing rap music too loud or eating skittle while being black or dancing while being gay or throwing popcorn in a movie theater to be life-threatening? What can you expect from nitwits who are so terrified of life that they need to carry slaughter sticks everywhere they go, including whenever they have a hankering to buy cookies?
We need to remember to bring our umbrellas. The forecast calls for a mantear downpour.
New stickers available. Avery 5168 or any four-per-page mailing label ought to work. Download PDF here:
And remember, it would be VERY NAUGHTY to put these in every public bathroom you visit this weekend.