Blocking Traffic For Peace Or Global Warming Or Something Or Another?

Granted, the sort of braindead hippies, pie throwers, and protest fetishists who run around carrying “no blood for oil” signs and giant puppet heads aren’t exactly geniuses in the first place, but this is a particularly dumb form of protest even for them,

U.S. Capitol Police arrested dozens of protesters who blocked Independence Avenue for short intervals during rush hour this morning, part of a demonstration intended to voice a broad list of complaints about global warming, war and sexism.

Demonstrators from an amalgam of organizations sat down in the road about 8:15 a.m. near Independence and New Jersey avenues, arms and legs intertwined, snarling the usual line of Monday morning commuters.

Police reopened the street after arresting 26 people, prying them apart and dragging them face down to the sidewalk, where they were searched, handcuffed and loaded onto a waiting bus.

But a few minutes later, another small wave of demonstrators stepped onto the asphalt and blocked traffic again. Police took an additional dozen people into custody and reopened the street within about 30 minutes. Demonstrations continued on sidewalks and green spaces nearby, but had shrunk considerably by 10 a.m.

The protest — involving an estimated 200 people at its peak — was part of a series of disruptions and demonstrations that have taken place since Friday, the first day of the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

…”War pollutes our democracy, sexism militarizes our bodies,” read one protester’s sign. Several protesters — including some who were eventually arrested — wore polar bear suits, a statement against global warming.

There was a person sporting a giant papier-mache likeness of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and another wearing a similarly oversized mask of President Bush. Yet another demonstrator lugged around an enormous cardboard windmill, erected on three bamboo poles.

The crowd chanted long-familiar street slogans such as “No justice, no peace,” along with newer mantras like “Resistance is forming. No war, no warming.”

As the police closed in, the demonstrators shouted, “Arrest Bush, not kids.”

Question: What sort of morons “think,” “You know what would bring more people over to our side? Deliberately blocking traffic while wearing polar bear suits and chanting slogans about completely unrelated issues like the war in Iraq and global warming?”

Answer: Liberal morons.

All, I can say is, “Keep those protests coming, you libs — especially in 2008.”

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