Scenes from the underground: the ANSWER, etc. Anti-War, Anti-Bush Protests were conducted all across the country today to coincide with same in the DC area, so I went to observe some leftists in their natural habitat.
Keeping in mind that I’m no great judge of numbers of people, I’d say that there were roughly two and a half to three thousand folks congregated at Olympic and Broadway in beautiful downtown LA. All manner of signs and a few interesting outfits could be seen--including very many boys in blue; for contingency purposes of course.
So, without further ado, here are my images.
Here's a guy who was proud of his t-shirt and his tummy. It's a picture of a Mirror (UK) headline asking: "How can 59 million [and change] be so dumb?" That's what I would like to know. (In 2004 GWB got 62 million+ votes; JFK, 59 million+. Hmm. I wonder if that guy was a Protest Warrior.)
Here are a couple of creative sorts.
I couldn’t help but roll my eyes a few times; every instance of someone wearing some piece of an actual American military uniform would bring up a visceral reaction in me.
The specter of another man wearing Marine DCU's infuriated me so much I just shook my head and walked off with out taking his picture. He, at least, had sense enough to remove the name tape and the U.S. Marines tape.
Had to take a picture of this plaintive declaration.
It's like dumping a lover that was never good for you in the first place. You're better off in the long run.
LA's finest weren't shy about making their presence known.
Spoken (over the loudspeaker): “To understand Iraq, you must understand Palestine. Palestine has been occupied for 57 years.” Yep. It’s all about the Jews, as usual.
Chanted: “Hell, no! We won’t go! We won’t fight for Texaco!” Zero points for originality. Zero points for not realizing that today’s military wouldn’t take most of them. Zero points for the tired meme that the Iraq War is about oil. Can you say 70 dollars a barrel? Three dollars a gallon?
Overheard: “I’m an atheist, but if there is God, we deserved the hurricanes.” Yes, I really did hear that.
Well, that sure gave me something to chew on.
One of my
minions operatives living in Maryland will send me some photos of the big dance so that I can share them with you. Being around so many moonbats was probably difficult for him; I hope he didn't get arrested.
Assuming that he didn’t, look for more photos tomorrow.
UPDATE: Welcome Lizards!
UPDATE: Protest reporting: Jeff G. cuts on the (MSM) bias. With a sword.
UPDATE: No DC photos; I need to get new minions. Actually I just should have directed the old one: don't be nice. Be like me and elbow your way through to get what you want! He knows what to do next time. And there will be a next time.
No worries, howver. Folks like Michelle have all manner of photos and links of the weekend fun in DC.