Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Philly Jobless Protestors...

The seemingly jobless throngs of anti-war activists were alive and singing in Philadelphia yesterday to greet the President on Broad Street (AB had trouble just getting a Starbucks because of all the Secret Service).

"It was like a war protest of old on Broad Street outside the Park Hyatt yesterday at noon when the president was giving a speech to the World Affairs Council about the Iraq war.

A man was singing a wobbly rendition of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" and a recording of Joan Baez's "Amazing Grace" followed.

Scores of protesters chanted U.S. Out of Iraq and Bush Lies, People Die.

Hand scrawled placards blamed Bush and capitalism, celebrated unions, and declared solidarity with Cindy Sheehan, the mother of an soldier killed in the line of duty who has become the face of the anti-war movement." (source)

Uh, they had to pick two of my favorite songs?
Who are these people that have all this freedom to drop everything? What do they think about the fact that the majority of their own party doesn't share their "surrender now" view of this war? What will happen come voting time when most on the ballot voted for the war and are against raising the white flag now?

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