Thursday, June 02, 2005

Get Your Protest On

Via Dan-The-Man-Froomkin we're told to mark our calendars for September 24, 2005.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US anti-war group vowed to surround the White House in a sea of demonstrators during coordinated protests scheduled to take place in Washington, as well as Los Angeles and San Francisco on September 24.


This "will be the largest anti-war demonstrations to take place since the second election, or selection, of George W. Bush" in November, Brian Becker, ANSWER's national coordinator, said at a news conference.

"This will be representative of a changed mood inside the United States," Becker said. "At this point we believe the majority sentiment in the country not only disapproves to George Bush's handling of the White House but has turned decisively against the war in Iraq."

"We will, on September 24, surround the White House with a sea of anti-war demonstrators," he said.

I can't be in Washington, but I can and will be in San Francisco. Anyone planning on attending the rally in SF drop me a line. First round's on me.


At 3:43 PM, Blogger Bob Sakowski said...

Surround the White House? Seems like deja vu all over again (with apologies to Yogi Berra).

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Musmanno said...

The "second selection?" What the..?

The protest sounds like it is going to be a big event, which is good. I hope there is a tremendous turnout across the country.

Comments like the "second selection," make people sound less than reasonable (or less than grounded in reality) in my view, but hey - you can't always pick your allies, right? I guess they're kind of like family.

At 9:31 AM, Blogger Jeff Huber said...

Interesting timing.

I see in various news sources that the Army's new recruiting strategy for targeting parents goes something like "if we don't have enough volunteers, we'll have to reinstitute the draft."

And Senator Chuck Hagel has proposed doing just that.

Ho ho!


At 10:16 AM, Blogger Capitola said...

Hi all--

Jeff, your cyber ears musta been burning! I just posted a rant about the Draft.

Hey Hey Ho Ho
no way my kid's gonna go!

o'course, since Rangle is pushing for it, it's going to be the Dems fault if a draft comes to roost. kiss 2008 goodbye.

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Jeff Huber said...

Breathe easy, Cap. It's Hagel, not Rangel.


At 12:16 PM, Blogger Jeff Huber said...

Oh, yeah. I forgot about the bill he backed in '03. Another Dem sucked in by the Bush strategy.



At 12:17 PM, Blogger Musmanno said...

Actually, Rangel hates Bush. He wasn't backing a draft Bill to fall in line with the Pres. He thought the war wasn't being fought fairly and that people might have a different view of it if the draft were instituted and everything was potentially at risk of being called up.


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