August 31, 2004

One of THE most ridiculous forms of protest ever...

Tom DeLay wants to go to the theater
Broadway Shows --- SHUT IT DOWN !

Lynne Cheney needs a new cocktail dress
Shopping --- SHUT IT DOWN !

James Inhofe likes four star dining
Restaurants --- SHUT IT DOWN !

Marilyn Musgrave enjoys ordering room service
Hotels --- SHUT IT DOWN !

Two guys, who have beef with Bush, because they don't put their beef in bush...

er...okay. Two guys who think Bush's advocacy of the Federal Marriage amendment equals a "Hate amendment" and that he has made NYC less secure (blah blah blah...) have created this stupidly misguided plan to encourage New Yorkers entrepreneurs to shut down their businesses to all RNC delegates and visitors...

The claim to have had enough of the "exploitation of our city for political gain."

Well gentleman, I don't know about you, but I don't know of a better way to financially SCREW your own city out of the economic benefits the RNC convention and its delegates provide for your (still) shaky economy...

File this one under the "what the hell were you thinking???" category.

And just as I predicted, you will have to share August's Douche Bag of the Month Award.

UPDATE: On a slightly unrelated note... The Feds are now investigating IndyMediaNY on charges of voter intimidation for illegally obtaining and posting the names and hotel information of the RNC delegates for purposes of harassment (and stalking...etc etc etc.)

The ACLU fired back, declaring that the Federal government was engaging in the suppression of free speech...

"This type of investigation is really a form of intimidation and a message to activists that they will pay a price for speaking out," said Ann Beeson, the ACLU's associate legal counsel. 'The posting of publicly available information about people who are in the news should not trigger an investigation.'
Apparently, physically and emotionally harassing innocent citizens for holding opposing political viewpoints constitutes their definition of the First Amendment... (LGF has MORE...)

Meanwhile, no further leads on the hacking of the Protest Warrior member database a few days ago in which PW information was posted on the net...

Posted by Kyer at August 31, 2004 11:59 PM