Friday, June 16, 2006

You Go Girl, and take those Garbage Bag Pom Poms with you...!

Anarchist Cheerleader Elected

Lake Worth City Commissioner Cara Jennings refocuses her radicalism after surprise win

By Andrew Stelzer

As a Lake Worth city commissioner, Cara Jennings says, "I'm wearing much more boring clothes than I did as a radical cheerleader."

In 1996, Cara Jennings, then 19, and her sister Aimee started the Radical Cheerleaders in their hometown of Lake Worth, Fla., a town of 35,000 north of Ft. Lauderdale. Their fishnet-stocking, punked-out leather outfits and shredded garbage bag pom-poms caught on, as did their obscenity-laced chants against the neo-liberal agenda, the WTO (World Trade Organization) and various other political causes. As the worldwide protest movement rose in the late ’90s, the radical cheerleaders became fixtures at anti-globalization rallies, and cheerleading troupes have sprung up around the world. . .

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9 comments:

The Future Was Yesterday said...

I remember those gals!!! And I remember the firestorm they stirred up. Even tho the misguided souls blasted us liberals, I always gave them points for thought and originality.:)

Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

As a Floridian, I am concerned that this under-funded, grass-roots thing might catch on. I mean, if you can't count on well-heeled PAC donations, what can you count on?

Callooh said...

TUA - I liked her more for what she stood for now, and the outfits - always hated cheerleaders, these sounded like ones I would enjoy!

Rex - you'd be surprised how far a pair of fishnets and a foul mouth can get you...

glenda said...

It's always good to see a good girl going even better. That's anice little rag too.

Callooh said...

a cheerleader after me own 'eart!

Sothis said...

Normally, I would say that as any kind of cheerleader, I must smack her about the head with a large blunt object, but she is a pretty cool chica. Absolvo!

Callooh said...

fishnets, foul mouths, garbage bags....
chicas muy buenas!

Gary said...

Cool! I have a couple of Radical Cheerleader friends here in Nelson and one in Ottawa. This young woman has a confident look about her.

Callooh said...

yeah, that's what I liked about her too, and that she can make a difference and has the drive and now the position to do so.

here is a beautiful young woman.