Saturday, September 12, 2009

One Two Three

One: If you are pissed off about government/taxes/healthcare/a black man in the White House/the high price of oolong, feel free to congregate in the nation's capital to make your feelings known. This is a democracy where free speech is held near and dear, and I am genuinely happy to see people exercising that right (no really, I am. I don't care if you think Obama is the Antichrist and women belong in the kitchen barefoot, I'm happy that you have the right to say that in any public place you want).

Two: If you DO decide to congregate in the nation's capital, please educate yourself on that city's public transit system BEFORE you set out one cloudy Saturday morning. Please note that "step back, doors closing" and "step back to allow the doors to close" means get your flags/posters/children the FUCK out of the door.

Three: If you choose to wear a shirt that says "don't tread on me," then please avoid treading on the young teacher on her way to professional development who already doesn't want to be out early on her precious, precious weekend.

4 comments:

Harriet said...

Tourists - gotta love 'em.

Lisa said...

Not tourists, Harriet. These guys were here to make their OWN sights and sounds.

Cammy said...

How dare you assume that all of the people there to protest our (law professor) president are actually literate...another example of elitists taking over the country and imposing their culture on "real Americans"... ;p

Sarah (your sister) said...

OMG I love how you are such a DC native already. ;)

And yeah, getting stepped on by someone in a "don't tread on me" shirt is awesomely ironic. But probably less awesome when it actually happens to you...