Wednesday, February 01, 2006

T-Shirts now not allowed anywhere near D.C.

Evidently, the laws have been changed to make demonstrating and protesting illegal, even when one does nothing but sit in a seat they were invited to sit in.

Not only was Cindy Sheehan arrested for wearing a t-shirt, but the wife of Bill Young, a Republican and senior member of the House of Representatives, accused of being a "demonstrator and a protester" and was escorted outside the gallery for wearing a t-shirt reading "Support our Troops." She wasn't arrested, unsurprisingly -- after all, she and her husband are Republicans.

You'd think that a shirt about supporting the troops would be okay, but no. I have to say, this administration has been very successful at turning off a goodly number of their own party, what with the facist type of rules and behavior and all the lies and crookedness -- from the faulty reaoning for the Iraq military action to the list of Republican lawmakers and cronies who are lining up to be prosecuted. Way to go!

Can we please have a do-over and elect a different president now?

This just in: evidently, according to Reuters News Service, The Capitol Police dropped charges against activist Cindy Sheehan and apologized for arresting her. I'm glad they apologized, but of course they only did it to cover their collective asses.


Blogger frog said...

Exactly--I suspect that this was the plan all along, to remove anyone such as this, and then to apologize after the fact.


7:02 AM  
Blogger Not Your Girl Friday said...

I agree, frog. It's knee-jerk, reactionary censorship. Cracks me up that they caught one of their own, though. :)

10:02 PM  
Anonymous topo said...

tsk tsk, smithie. you missed a typo. sound the alarms.

9:22 AM  

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