Saturday, October 2, 2010

Miraculously, I avoided jail!!

As I mentioned in this post, Kate and I are in Washington D.C. for the Smart Girl Summit. I will likely post on that later, but you can hit Kate's site to get a run down in the meantime.

Soooo, the summit ended yesterday and we planned on sightseeing today since I've never been to D.C. before. We went to the Holocaust museum, which was awe (and tear) inspiring. Unfortunately no pictures are allowed.

So after that, we decided to head to the Lincoln Memorial since I promised the Boy that I would take a picture of it. Now, I was aware that there was a "rally" (read, union sponsored mandatory gathering) going on. We were hoping that by the time we were there, the people who were mandated to go would have disbursed. I was wrong. Kate and I were kind of laughing on our way there, but as we got closer I got more and more pissed. The signs and comments we heard were bad enough, but we unfortunately heard some of what one of the speakers was saying. The ignorance was breathtaking.

In addition to the bullshit being spouted, what really got me was the disrespect these libs displayed on our national monuments.
Oh - and here's just one of the many signs we saw...
I gotta tell you, I felt almost primitive anger. When I have more time to think, I'll probably be able to put it into words, but suffice it to say that I felt it in the depths of my very being. We ended up taking a cab back to the hotel because I knew damned well if I was on the metro filled with these incredibly ignorant people listening to their rhetoric, I WOULD have ended up in jail.

Funny, I seem to remember pictures being taken after Glen Beck's rally and I don't recall seeing garbage thrown anywhere and everywhere. I realize this isn't the most thought-out post, but words are truly escaping me at the moment.


  1. the explanation is really quite simple. its a reasoning that has been around for a long time now:
    "garbage in, garbage out"

  2. That's what entitlement looks like. UGH. I caught myself clenching my teeth as I looked at your pictures.

    Didn't they trash the field after Obama's inauguration too?

  3. The pics don't reveal the half of it. And yes - they totally trashed the place during Obama's inauguration...

  4. It is truly time we "take out the garbage" come November.

  5. The more marginalized they become, the more violent they will become. Stand by. It is going to get interesting.

  6. Sounds like you had loads of fun.

    There wasn't nearly the trash at either Beck's rally (signs were strongly discouraged) or the 9/12 rally (lots of signs there).