Tag Archives: Protest

Mother of the Year

No sarcasm intended here. Apparently this mom took her son to task for being a punk-ass thug during the “protests” (PC term for rioting and looting cuz you can) in Baltimore. He’s not so tough when his Mom comes around, eh? Rock on Mom, Child Protective Services is probably at your house already, but law enforcement will continue to let Baltimore burn.

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Victims of Communism Day

Today is May 1st, and instead of “Occupying” something and whining that I don’t have a Porsche and free birth control and a pony, while attending a swank Ivy League school, or some other loathsome pursuit, I chose to read today’s Volokh Conspiracy.  Since 2007, they have been commemorating the victims of brutal Communist regimes worldwide, not just in Russia or China. Ilya Somin wrote, in 2007:

The authoritative Black Book of Communism estimates the total at 80 to 100 million dead, greater than that caused by all other twentieth century tyrannies combined. We appropriately have a Holocaust Memorial Day. It is equally appropriate to commemorate the victims of the twentieth century’s other great totalitarian tyranny. And May Day is the most fitting day to do so.

And so I remember, hoping the fools “protesting”about everything they want but don’t have, using hollow communist slogans to feel smarter than everyone else under the guise of “fairness”, will someday soon get a clue.

Now THAT’S How you Protest Something…

In London, these dapper-looking folks are protesting the plan to open a  Abercrombie & Fitch retail store on Savile Row, long known as home to the empire’s finest clothiers. You see, when you behave in a respectable way, dress appropriately (really dandy in this case), and don’t pollute parks, rape people, or poop on police cars, people take you seriously. Oh, and it hopes to have an actual message or desired outcome. I am just sayin’. This civilized discourse was organized by British men’s magazine The Chap.

Home grown rebellion – School Vacation Edition

Flashback from Autumn:  There’s a rebellion brewing in my home, and my children are leading the charge. During school vacation week, my older son lost computer priviledges indefinitely, spurring an onslaught of argument and complaint about his outrage and perceived injustices. The older boy convinced the younger that they were being wronged, and they both got up early the next day to begin preparations for their march (mapped out the route around our neighborhood and everything). They created dozens of signs:

No Computer – No Peace
More Allowance!
Better Meals!
Later Bedtimes!
We’re children not Trash
We’re not your Slaves
Remember what Abraham Lincoln Said!

I’m all in favor of better meals, too!  Keep an eye on CNN for these boys; get the true story here, so that they aren’t confused with those scary Tea-Partiers.

Pretty good turnout, considering we’re in Massachusetts!

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Here’s a shot of the Worcester Tea Party held on Wednesday.  It was barely covered by the local news (and pooh-poohed when actually covered), and the turnout was between 1,000 and 1,500 people (in Massachusetts????).  I went with my Mom and my two kids; the message was to pay attention to the knuckleheads approving all the taxing and spending, and don’t let them off the hook.  Contrary to mainstream public opinion, there were no burning crosses or effigies, or Nazi salutes or anything.  Just some nice people with an opinion.

Coverage by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Coverage by NECN