Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Only Time in My Life I've Stopped Traffic

(photo: Daniel Mintz)
About 80 of us took to the Micheltorena Street overpass during rush hour last night to express our great displeasure with Bush's veto of the Iraq Accountability Act. The event, put together by the local Operation Democracy chapter of MoveOn, certainly got a lot of attention from drivers on the 101, plus plenty of press--we were on KEYT, KSBY, KCOY and in most of the papers.

Which gets to something really scary. Many of us have sat around wondering who the 28% are who still think President Bush is doing a good job despite starting an illegal war, bungling the war, approving torture, ignoring the Constitution, using U.S. attorneys for partisan purposes, doing nothing for New Orleans, doing nothing for the environment...well, I know I've left things out but it's hard to provide a comprehensive list of this White House's horrors. Turns out at least two of those 28% are right here in Santa Barbara, or at least leaving comments on a website here--check out the Independent's story on the protest and read the comments. You'll know who George is, but the other crazies I take no responsibility for. Part of me keeps hoping they are some lefties doing it as a joke, becuase if they're not, they are jokes. I mean, talk about reductive, "These people have a mental disorder, and it's called liberalism"?

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Blogger Trekking Left said...

I'm soooo with you on the 28% thing. I don't think people realize how low that is in presidential history, but it just depresses me to no end that this man can't go lower than that. I mean, what the hell does he have to do for you people to dislike him?!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Queen Whackamole said...

Please, God, let them be trolls...

11:20 AM  
Blogger DED said...

Many of us have sat around wondering who the 28% are...

A scary, delusional bunch.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Bryan said...

To put that 28% in persepctive...

28% is just under the percentage of Republicans presidential candidates who admitted in last night's debate that they didn't believe in evolution.

Try to sleep tonight with THAT thought in your head.

11:20 AM  
Blogger George said...


I didn't watch the debate as I had a vasectomy via Weedwhacker scheduled and it sounded like more fun. But according to Melissa at Shakesville:

In what was the absolute nadir of the debate, Matthews asks: “Would the day that Roe v. Wade is repealed be a good day for America?” One by one, all ten of the rich white men on the stage answer yes. Giuliani, who answered, “It would be okay,” followed by some waffling, looked downright radical in comparison to the rest of the lot—Romney: “Absolutely.” Brownback: “It would be a glorious day of human liberty and freedom.” Gilmore: “Yes, it was wrongly decided.” Huckabee: “Most certainly.” Hunter: “Yes.” Thompson: “Yes.” McCain: “Yes.” Paul: “Repeal.” Tancredo: “After forty million dead because we have aborted them in this country, I say that that would be the greatest day in this country’s history when that is, in fact, overturned.”

Gee, the Republican motto should be: "Leading the US proudly back to the 18th century!"

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are trolls.

5:46 PM  

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