HundredPercenter has shots of the protests in Washington today.
Don’t you just love seeing the poor and oppressed in heavy fur coats. What a country!
There’s some nice-looking girls in that crowd. I’m kind of wishing they would protest those fascist public nudity statutes. Just somehow use their attributes to make their political agenda more tolerable.
I’d like to see them turn protest culture into a big Mardi Gras/Spring Break kind of thing. Start with “Four more beers!!” Then work our way toward chants of “Bush out now!!” followed by “Less Bush, More Boobs.” Then, “Show your WMDs!!!” I mean, counter-culture, pseudo-politics should be fun. And sexy.
I would have been protesting the protesters myself but unlike the nitwits waving signs, I had a job I had to be at.
No where else to post this:
I am enjoying the celebration of the President being reelected, I am especially enjoying the $40M+ price tag. But what you won’t hear from the MSM is the cost of President Clinton’s inaugurations. In 1993 it cost $33M, which equates to $46M in 2003 dollars. I used this website, [link]http://www.eh.net/hmit/compare/[/link] to calculate the amount, I took the average of five figures it gave me. And the cost of Pres. Clinton’s inaguration in 1997, $29.6M is roughly $35.8M in 2003.
So, I don’t want to hear the MSM complain about the price tag. I think it is also necessary to note that all of the money for the galas and parties is privatly raised. Hmmm, biased media, you be the judge.
don’t these people have jobs or class…..i would love to be there to protest the protesters, but i have like 8 Exams this month
If this is the best the left has got to offer, they’re going to turn Bush into the greatest political genius in US history.
Every one of these losers is probably sending 3 moderates fleeing in terror from the Democratic party. Maybe they’ll learn when they give the Republicans 60 Senate seats in 2006…on second thought…hopefully not.
I guess you think you’re hot shit. I’d like to have a flame war with you to show you how I’m much more happy and secure than you.
I think the above poster is correct about the protestors. First off, they do make the Democrats look bad, as if they support all the things that Bush and the Republicans are against. That the Democrats are FOR dictators, despots, tyrannies, etc.
Worse, they look like party poopers. Nobody likes being around the guy who can only talk about how everything sucks, how you should not be enjoying yourself because of all the problems of the world. They are a buzz kill. Nobody likes buzz kills.
I never thought I would live to see the day where the Republicans are the fun party, but here we are. Smiling happy faces, versus buzz kill and hate filled chanting, led at one point by Ramsey Clark, one of Saddam Hussien’s defense lawyers.
Saw a protest here from my apartment balcony. It was either a protest, or a tribal ritual. With some people you can’t really tell the difference.
Interesting that these protests against “tyranny” occured on a day when a new Iraqi poll indicates that 80% of Iraqis plan to vote in two weeks. Thats 80% including the Sunni population. I’ve linked to it over at the Pursuit of Happiness.
If Bush were a Democrat the press would have been celebrating the inaugural of the great liberator. Oh well, if Reagan is any indicator, all these people will be weeping the loudest at Bush’s funeral in 30 years.
Hey, as long as there are trustafarian hippie idiots in the world, I’ll never run out of material. Shine on, you crazy diamonds.
Laura Ingraham was playing her sound bites of the week at the end of her broadcast this morning.
The funniest to me was one were a protester (ANSWER as I recall) was railing on the “bad economy” to his fellow protesters. He asked the assembled how many had jobs. I heard a loud roar. When he asked how many of the assembled didn’t have jobs, barely a peep. All he could muster was a “Well, that’s good.” LOL
One caller commented that the whole sound bite was something worthy of Mel Brooks. LOL
See, I voted for Bush for many reasons, one of them is that I don’t want people like this (ie screaming hippies) in control of my government. Bush is farther Right than I like, but at least he’s not going to establish an Offical White House Drum Circle or some other random crap.
Sorry kids. Politics are for grown-ups.
Also, I am still cracking up for the “No War for Oil” signs…did ALL of those protestors ride their bikes or walk there?? Do they all shun plastic and other petrol products? Betcha lot of them drive SUVs too…sigh…
Jeez, all these innocent protestors being arrested by Chimpy McHitler’s thugs. Why couldn’t he have given them each a dozen long stem roses, like their hero Fidel Castro does to protestors in his country.
The right is the fun party??? When your far right gets their kicks by waving a huge picture of an aborted fetus on the side of the road just to make everyone puke,Do you think the right moderates go running from their party. Get over yourselves, nobody is switchin sides cause of some silly college kids with nothing better to do.
Uh, I did, Pete.
The problem I doscovered with the left, is that it is pretty much all “your far left.”
Good for you rock- but thats like saying that all rights believe Pat Robertson is a moderate. I cant stand the right and cant stand the far left and I dont think I’m that much in the minority. So tell me what we moderate liberals can do. I’m surely never to become a republican.
Yeah, that is like saying “all Rights believe Pat Robertson is a moderate.” But I’ve discovered now that I’ve “veered right” that they DON’T. That’s my point. Moderate liberals (I assume you mean moderate Dems?) like you and, formerly, me, are a rare, rare, rare, rare breed – rare enough that as of about, oh, Fall 2002 I realized I was no longer comfortable as a Dem. The Repubs welcomed me with open arms, and even the “far rights” I know accept my differences with them and treat me as a human, which is more than I can say of the Dems that refused to countenance my support of the war.
I guess my experience can be summed up with a quote I’ve heard before – I found the Republicans were looking for converts, and the Dems looking for heretics. If you can’t countenance being a Republican, I’d suggest you stay right where you are and work your behind off to restore sanity to the majority of the Democrat party. Until then, don’t kid yourself that you’re “not much in the minority” (which frankly I find a funny formulation, like “not much pregnant” or “not much dead”), because that’s a guarantee of continuing in that capacity. I didn’t have the energy or the stomach to stay and push for change, and frankly have found that I didn’t need to after all, to find a good home politically. But I sincerely wish you the best of luck in that endeavor.
“So tell me what we moderate liberals can do. I’m surely never to become a republican.”
Guess you’re stuck losing elections then, unless you can wrest your party back from the “Dude, where’s my Country” folks. Good luck.
Of course, you know that any attempt to tell the DU, MoveOn crowd that they don’t “own” the Democratic party will result in them accusing you of being a DINO, sell-out, traitor, or Rove plant.
It seems the Republican party is the only game in town for people who recognize that compromise is essential and that the perfect should not be made the enemy of the good. It’s my belief that moderate liberals would have a better chance at pulling the Republican party left than at pulling the Democratic party right.
Perhaps, someone will start another “third” party for moderate liberals–people willing to compromise on abortion, national defense, and the role of religion in public life. This would do one of two things: (1) it could just further fracture the Democratic party and ensure the long-term dominance of Republicans, or (2) it could steal moderate votes from both the left and right, pushing Republicans and Democrats further to the right and left, and decreasing the size of a plurality needed to win. This would be dangerous.
This just demonstrates the beauty of a two party system–it generally forces compromise and moderation. But when a significant wing of a party is so self-righteous so as to be unwilling to compromise, you’re kind of stuck.
Guess you’re just screwed.
Pete, I feel your pain man, but in this election the open-minded ones were the Republicans. I’ll be honest, that doesn’t sit well with me.
However, I voted Republican this election because I just couldn’t stomach voting in the Democrats: a party that FREAKS OUT whenever you disagree with them and then looks down their noses at you if you aren’t as counter-culture as they are. I gave that attitude up when I was 19, it is BIZARRE to see in someone who’s in their 30s or older.
Without a doubt, the Democrats lost this election WAAAY more than the Republicans won it.
I mean, the Democrats were so weak in this election that they couldn’t beat W!!??!! That’s just embarassing.
the problem was the unprecedented security. most free areas of the world consider this kind of security to be a hindrance to free speech, as it does not set up an atmosphere where people feel safe, at all, to protest. the only ones who are able to be seen at all are going to be the routy ones, as the normal people are frightened away by a para-military presence against them.
I’m LOL@their extremist stupidity…and then I have a question for those of you asssuming these were democrats:
Other than Cynthia McKinney, no one who was pictured had their partisan affiliation revealed, so how’d you become so sure?
Contrary to Democratic opinion, the way to promote the domestic tranquility with a healthy respect for the rights of free speech is not simply to allow persistent malcontents to interrupt and shout-down governmental or political functions. It is protesters themselves who create the unsafe atmosphere, through their aggressive tactics, vicious rhetoric, and insatiable appetite for exposure.
Democracies function well only when there is a respect for the legitimate rule of the majority and a corresponding respect for the rights of the minority. In short, there must be a showing of respect for democracy itself.
Dissenters’ primary examples of the administration’s lack of respect for dissenters’ rights seem to always arise when dissenters are thwarted in their attempt to demonstrate their utter contempt for the administration.
What do they expect?
You need to give respect to receive any.
How many squirrels gave their lives for those big ma ma coats???
Not to worry, the squirrels used to make these coats were evil squirrels and deserved to die.
I love the “Adult” protester with the Transformers shirt on.. Im sure that alot of the media took him very seriously. The basement at moms must be lonely with him gone.