September 02, 2004


Rally Update

Update: Caught the local ABC affiliate's piece on the rally last night. Out of all the Gandolfini soundbites they had to choose from, they used "Hey, how ya doin'?" I guess Tony Soprano dissing the President is too hot for the 11:00 news.

Also: Apparently the Union firefighters I saw yesterday were from other parts of the country. It seems the New York chapter has broken away from the AFL-CIO and endorsed their hero George Bush. Yes, that's right -- we're talking about the hero who read "My Pet Goat" for 15 minutes and then hid away in a bunker while these brave men and women were risking their lives. Meanwhile, NY firefighters rightly complain daily about firehouse closings and cutbacks in personnel. But they convenietly blame Bloomberg -- it, of course, has nothing to do with Bush's policies...right?

Oh, and one other thing: I know that 100s of protesters were arrested on Tuesday but why would this prompt one local NYC newspaper to declare it a "melee"? According to our friend Webster, melee is defined as "a confused struggle; especially a hand-to-hand fight among several people." Okay, so some of the protesters are confused (we're here to protest Bush and the Republicans, not to "Free Mumia"). But the "melee" article didn't site any hand-to-hand fighting -- just a couple of chumps who threw fake blood at Chris Matthews (really, can you blame them?), protesters yelling "Shut Up" outside FoxNews (bring out the billy clubs) and some practitioners of civil disobedience who linked arms and layed down in the middle of a street (oh my, they're disrupting New York City! This is worse than being stuck behind a garbage truck making its rounds).

I'm just sayin'...

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