Thursday, August 19, 2004

Ted Rall on the Republicans in New York 

Ted Rall, famous leftist cartoonist, has issued a stirring call to arms to the people who would protest the Republican convention in New York City:
The Republican delegates here to coronate George W. Bush are unwelcome members of a hostile invading army. Like the hapless saps whose blood they sent to be spilled into Middle Eastern sands, they will be given intentionally incorrect directions to nonexistent places. Objects will be thrown in their direction. Children will call them obscene names. They will not be greeted as liberators....

Making hay of the dead is also the point of this confab's timing. The 2004 Necropublican National Convention is being held a full month later than normal, from August 30 to September 2. The original plan was to have Bush shuttle between Madison Square Garden and Ground Zero for photo ops to coincide with the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Bush's visits to the Trade Center site were quietly canceled a few months back after 9/11 survivors expressed revulsion at the idea. But it was too late to change the date.

You get the idea.

Now go read Allah, and follow the links to Rall's cartoons. Right now. Now go read A Small Victory. Now you're done.


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