i work near downtown portland, and the other day there were so many damned people in the street i had to take a detour the wrong way up a one way street just to get out of the area so i could get home.
i fully support people’s right to assemble peacfully, but wtf is there to be benefited for your cause in the act of blocking major arterial road? ? ? all it does is piss people off, and make me want to run your dumbass over.
the point at which you start inturrupting my ability to drive a convenient route is the time i tell you to take your picket signs and shove them up yer ass.
wow. I suppose you support the war and the death penalty as well, you obviosly hold human life in little regard.
I am always amazed at the differences in news coverage between here and the US. On NBC early this morning, our time, the protests were briefly reported as 200 people in San Fransisco, and protests in Europe and Asia.
No mention of this, where over 30,00 Australians protested after the first missiles struck, and with only 3 hrs notice. Further, much greater protests will follow over the weekend. The people of this country do not want our government to involve us, by a majority of over 70%.
BTW if you are wondering what Australia has to do with all this, we are the ONLY other country to commit troops to America’s war on Iraq, besides the UK, not Spain or any of the 35 mostly unnamed countries who have suddenly materialised as members of the “coalition of the willing” as many Americans seem to believe
If you could please march around campus shouting your slogans and banging your drums, not only would your message be heard by more people, but your protest would also be less disruptive than when you are camped out under our window. We have a test tomorrow, so we would appreciate it. Thank you.
It always amkazes me that the protestors are so in love with symbolism and pageantry that they have lost sight of accomplishing their goals. How, for example, does stimulating an emetic response all over the sidewalk aid in ending US military action in Iraq? Do they think President Bush will see the article, call Tommy Franks in the field, and say, “General, the freaks are puking in San Francisco. Retreat!”
Well, gobear, IMO, many of these protesters, like the Frisco hurlers are not motivated by any deep humanitarianism or any desire for pragmatic action; they’re just a bunch of spoiled snots who want to rebel against bourgeois values and shock Mommy & Daddy
No offence to anyone, but other then the Brits and Aussie SAS, I doubt we want anyone else to actually commit troops. I mean, mad props to Croatia for supporting the effort, but I shudder to think of a brigade of rusty T-55’s trying to do anything next to American M1A2 or Brit Challengers.
There is probably a reason that we aren’t begging Cameroon to send in the troops. Think about it.
Jesus fucking Christ. You fucking jackasses. You claim to be acting for pace and you trash my fucking City?! Honest folks are trying to make a living in one of the the most expensive places in the country, and you feel its your goddamn duty to prevent it?
There is a not-so-fine line between bringing attention to your cause and rioting, you sons of bitches. You’re throwing newsracks all over the Financial district. Congratulations. Everyone with a TV knows what assholes you are.
Now they want to get on the Bay Bridge. Fow what? What possible fucking point would you have to do that? Do you really think that will bring a single person to your side of the argument? One single person? No. It’ll get your dumb asses beaten down by people who want to go HOME.
Let me make this clear- I have no problem with peaceful protests at all, I admire the courage to stand up for what you believe in. I beleive in doing everything youy can to get your message heard. But the message is this situation is that “There are a bunch of anti-war jackasses trashing San Francisco.”
Way to go. And I’m sure the reasonable protestors appreciate all you’re doing for them. Just ask the citizens of Oakland the night of Superbowl Sunday.