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August 29, 2004

Get Your Freak On!

C-Span is showing the freakshow in New York right now, and i am lovin' it.

There's so much anger and unfocused rage, it's funny. Whenever the C-Span dude asks anyone to explain themself, they invariably have nothing to say. It's like "err . . . agenda . . . um . . . Ashcroft . . . err . . . I just want Bush out . . . err . . ."

To be fair, there's a lot of normal touristy looking types in the crowd, but 80% or 90% of the signs and t-shirts contain some type of obscenity or insult, which negates any normalcy that a t-shirt and shorts might convey.

No suits and ties, though. The idiot who suggested that idea at DU must never have been to NYC in August.

And what's with all the drummers?

One guy was in complete hysterics, shouting at a group of Bush supporters: "YOU ARE THE THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY, NOT AL-QAEDA, YOU ARE THE AL-QAEDA!"

Oh yeah, that's the way to convert any swing voters watching on TV to your side. They're the people sitting at home, in Springfield or Dubuque or Orlando, shaking their heads and thinking: "That's not me . . . I don't want any part of that."

Keep it up freaks. Keep it up! Like i said, i am lovin' it.

Posted by annika, Aug. 29, 2004 |


Organized incoherence. Gotta love it!

I'm with you, the freakier the better. I didn't have to think for very long about why the VWRC has not demonstrated against actions of left. It's that freak factor. If you look and act like a freak, guess what? Everyone thinks you are one.

It's kind of hard to take a freak seriously.

Posted by: Bonfire7 on Aug. 29, 2004

Well said about get your freak on, call it like you see it.

Posted by: Dex on Aug. 30, 2004


What is an intelligent person like you doing, wasting your time watching freaks on C-Span ? There are surely better ways of spending your precious grad student time, and much better means of knowing why Bush is a useless president, than talking to nutjobs.

Posted by: Aanand on Aug. 30, 2004

I was watching it too, shhhhhhhhhhhhh. I guess that the Kerry hoes got boooooo'd at the MTV awards, hahahahaha. I'll predict a landside. Did you hear ole sneaky John McCain yesterday? He thinks it's awful what those SBVT cads are doing to his friend's reputation, and that they are off base. "But what he did after he came home is fair game".

Posted by: Casca on Aug. 30, 2004

Annika,it is even more vivid being here and seeing them in living pink and purple.

Yesterday, I was standing on Fifth Avenue waiting for a ride to the tennis matches and a large group of freaks marched by where was trying to spot my car.

There were mostly guys dressed in garish dresses wearing bras, girdles, etc. on the outside of their dresses.

There was a group of workers in hardhats who were forced off the street onto some steps, and one of them said "I'll bet your mother is really proud of you".

The entire sidewalk of spectators erupted in spontaneous laughter.

How can anyone take these freaks seriously?

Posted by: shelly s. on Aug. 31, 2004

They take themselves way too seriously, Shelly. If only they could see themselves as most Americans do, they'd realize what damage they are doing to the Democratic party. That's why i say, keep it up.

Aanand, my friend, you are far too intelligent not to be converted to the Republican side. Keep reading my blog, dude. And stop listening to them troglodytes in the Democratic party.

Posted by: annika! on Aug. 31, 2004