The big G-20 summit is gearing up for Thursday and Friday of this week in Pittsburgh and that means usual "peace and justice" groups are getting set to smash windows and push over/burn cars and otherwise commit acts of violence; random citizens might be their first victims but irony is a close second.
...But don't you worry, CodePink is there, too, having won a lawsuit that lets 'em set up an attention-whoring "Tent City" display in a downtown State Park, showing how the big, prosperous nations -- you know, the ones where mothers are least likely to die in childbirth and women aren't forced to cover themselves from head to toe or marry at age six -- hurt women. Curious as to what this excercise in cognitive dissonance might be, I went to their site to look (I can always dip the computer in pure grain alcohol and distilled water* later, right?). Nothing on it but at their "Action Center," the Impeach Bush And Cheney flag is still flyin' high!
Funny, I though we had a new Commander-in-Chief now and the war-for-oil (the one in which we did not, in fact, get any oil), along with the Taliban rooting-out were his wars now. Seeing as how President Obama has not ended these wars yet and doesn't look to be in any hurry to do so, why isn't Code Pink agitating to impeach him?
Oh, right. Wong party. If the Democrats do it, it's okay. --Are there any actual antiwar groups out there any more, ones that aren't one party's toady or shills for worst elements of the the Religion Of Peace, Beheadings and Suicide Bombers? ...Thought not. Right up there with the rock-hurling pacifists.
Meanwhile, back in Pittsburgh, the city has hired/borrowed 4,000 extra LEOs, which roughly quintuples the size of the their police force. Um, not that they think there might be any trouble or anything.
If you're not in Pittsburgh, stock up on popcorn; if you are in Pittsburgh, it might be a good time to get outta town 'til the ijits are all tuckered out. Oh, and don't leave your car downtown.
* General Ripper always has a good stock of both.
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