But it seemed important to Academic Janet.
Well, there was a large protest in Washington and other cities yesterday. And Janet, true to her word, was there! Janet reported on her field trip to her friends:
The usual protest representatives were there: sixties hippies; their kids; ANSWER; Che Guevara; the pacifist and anti-fight for anything crowd. They were joined by another assortment of protesters: high school kids bussed in from Philly - they get extra credit in their US History classes if they participate in a protest (note, anti, not pro); a few who dressed like Palestinians and carried signs for the oppression of the Palestinians; "No war with Iran" crowd; impeach everyone crowd; anti-Halliburton; etc. These people are well-financed, signage is good. [you know, Academic Janet, a colon or even a semicolon would have been a better break than a comma in the last sentence; perhaps the protesters just included some gays with good design sense!]Vietnam? Desert Storm? Spot thought that the protest was about current events: these guys are just taking a trip down memory lane.
On the other hand, the vets were proud, professional, and polite. Speakers summarized some real history - in particular, the real culprits for Vietnam casualties. One speaker, Kevin Michael of DC was particularly powerful! He is a Desert Storm Veteran and proud of it. He speaks well for all veterans.
Anyway, Spot found a couple of pictures of the proud, professional, and polite people that Academic Janet is talking about:
I don't know what you think, boys and girls, but they look like soccer hooligans to Spot! You can read a couple of first-hand accounts of people at the protest at the Winter Patriot. Academic Janet apparently had a good time, though.
Spot did notice that SCSU Scholars has a poster named King, too. Spot had a puphood friend named King; he was a dachshund.
Tags: Iraq war protests, soccer hooligans